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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:56 PM
Number of posts: 3,674

About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

Renee Fleming: Christmas in New York

66 years ago today Rosa Parks refused to move to the back

of a Montgomery, Alabama bus. They are unveiling a monument to her today!

https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2021/11/30/rosa-parks-memorial-unveiled-wednesday-her-museum/8749080002/

Red Comet: The new biography of Sylvia Plath.

So this morning I was reading the NYT list of the best books of the year. On it is this new 1000 page biography of Sylvia Plath, the young American poet. My wife, a published poet herself, adores Sylvia Plath. So I went ahead and ordered it.
I so rule! I think I'll be up for Husband of the Year.

Dr. Topol expects vaccines to protect against severe disease from Omicron.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/30/dr-eric-topol-expects-covid-vaccines-will-protect-against-severe-disease-from-omicron-infection.html

He's a maven. The article explains why.

Biden's Secret Service Agent is a viral Heartthrob!

https://nypost.com/2021/11/30/president-bidens-fine-secret-service-agent-is-viral-heartthrob/

Had to put this one up. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Holmes is being cross examined in the Theranos Trial.

Here's the AP story on what happened today. I guess a lesson for all of us is to remember when you write those texts someday they might be read out loud in federal court:

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-health-elizabeth-holmes-65c9af2438f4baaa470a37d456c833fa

What's going on with the Jan 6 prosecutions?

I know that it sometimes gets asked why TFG hasn't been arrested and suggesting that Merrick Garland is asleep at the switch.
I'm putting up this link to a recent Marcy Wheeler column, who generally is all over the Jan. 6 cases. It's a long and kind of an in the weeds article. But in fact a lot is going on. Slowly a conspiracy case is being built focusing in particular on the east side of the Capitol, Alex Jones and the Oath keepers. They need people to cooperate. Will they ever get to Trump? Who knows. They are going where the evidence takes them:

https://www.emptywheel.net/2021/11/28/where-to-look-or-not-for-signs-of-life-in-rule-of-law/

New Peanuts Holiday Special 12/10 Apple TV

Elon Musk to employees: Space X at risk for Bankruptcy

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/30/elon-musk-to-spacex-starships-raptor-engine-crisis-risks-bankruptcy.html

There is something in the misfortunes of others that does not displease us.

Lin Manuel-Miranda and Broadway stars honor Stephen Sondheim

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