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Past is Prologue
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UCLA,Silicon Valley tech writer (ret), 3 children, 3 grandchildren, political junkie.
Interests: Reading geopolitical nonfiction, gardening, writing memoir on early life
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CathyF, Just saw the good news on your son. Lawrence Labs are a big deal out here. What an honor for him to have been chosen! My granddaughter graduates in Engineering in the spring. Lots of good millennials out there! Congratulations!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute
Thanks Barbara, I think my parents admired Kate Smith. Nice to see Reagan and his good friend George Murphy too.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute
JMH and Narciso, Shakespeare and Hemingway are oddly linked. The latter has said "A Farewell to Arms" was his Romeo and Juliet, one is in five acts, one in five "books." Hemingway also told Plimpton that he reads "King Lear" once each year; it is thought that "The Old Man and the Sea" takes many tragic aspects from Lear--the sharks destroy Santiago's prize fish; the shark-hearted daughters betray their ailing father, King Lear, etc..
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute
s/b avered
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
Yes, Rudy averted that if this doesn't get acted upon soon, the greater damage would be to law enforcement itself, i.e., Wray, Barr? (paraphrasing).
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
Spent all afternoon watching Carson City rally and then Levin, wherein Rudy explains the classic ChiComm approach: corrupt the immediate family of the target, not Joe himself, but Hunter in this case and other family. The entire group then live like kings and the principal stays relatively clean. Rudy said at least 45% of the corrupt deals were ChiComm, citing the year 2017 when Joe was a private citizen--all still illegal. Sunday's Levin is a must-watch!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
JimmyK, Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age (Macmillan Science) by J. Shurkin (Author)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on On Distant Shores at JustOneMinute
Rocco, prayers offered for your dear little toddler Owen.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on On Distant Shores at JustOneMinute
Savannah started out screaming at Trump, interrupting him, and then steadily increasing her shrill. This was designed to show what an *angry, disorganized person Trump really is* ... but he adjusted and came off well. The nice lady questioner from Poland liked his smile she said...that could not have been preplanned. I switched over to Biden and the mood was calm and friendly; unfortunately this is how B comes off to lots of folks, George seeming gracious in contrast with the shrew on NBC
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on On Distant Shores at JustOneMinute
MM, so glad you are back home, and do take care of yourself!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on On Distant Shores at JustOneMinute
Rudi is on Martha's Fox show right now, photos up on screen...amazing.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2020 on On Distant Shores at JustOneMinute
Prayers for Miss M. Kamala is presenting as a pale south Asian woman, I see no blackness.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2020 on Chasing Amy at JustOneMinute
Jack, Condolences to you and the family.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2020 on Who Won and Who Cares? at JustOneMinute
"Freedom's Just another word for nothin' left to lose" from Bobby McGee, written by Kris Kristofferson and covered by Janis Joplin in "Pearl." Kris was another friend of my husband's from Pomona, where they sparred together and Kris was a clean-cut scholar/athlete type. Kris didn't hear Janis' cover until just after she died; he said he walked all over L.A. with tears in his eyes.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2020 on Who Won and Who Cares? at JustOneMinute
ccgirl, About those maternity outfits, two words: Filene's Basement. When we lived in a suburb of Boston, that's where I found a great range of unique outfits. Then later I bought young children's clothes there. I'm sure you know it.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2020 on It's Live! at JustOneMinute
Sbw, Wonderful editorial. But why only one mention of "moderator" Chris Wallace, who IMO was partly to blame for demanding that Trump denounce white supremacists, for example, and not demanding that Biden denounce Antifa in the same way. As others are asking, why is Wallace off limits? He glibly parroted the Charlottesville lie as a preface to these demands, for example.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2020 on It's Live! at JustOneMinute
The bait. . . I too have seen almost no one mention Wallace. Not only Fox but many other sites seem weirdly unaware of who was most responsible of the three for the disaster that was not a debate at all.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2020 on It's Live! at JustOneMinute
"---Why does every other story read like the Trumps are some low-level crime family?" They'.re throwing everything they've got at him now. Unfortunately plenty of LIVs out there to take the bate in the age of social media.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2020 on It's Live! at JustOneMinute
My take: Biden is presented as reigning champ, and always addressed respectfully as “Mr Vice President” by the referee/Wallace. Trump is off to the left on screen, seen as a contender with little experience, trying to make jabs and hopefully land a punch—not a knockout but just trying to tire the champ. (He has some success but not enough; champ stays on his feet.) Referee/Wallace frequently interrupts contender, but lets him jab just enough so that he (Trump) appears to be chaotically inserting himself, i.e. orange bully shows frustration. The plan on the left is to make Trump look like a newcomer with no real standing, while reigning champ Biden looks as if he is “tolerating” these annoying jabs, as if he is the one with experience fighting off a blowhard. The camera work allows for that, as Biden is positioned to frequently look directly into the lens at the folks out there—“here I am tolerating this clown.” His eyes look unusually blue—contact lenses? Just as the contender is about to land a real blow, e.g., what about Hunter and Burisma, the ref interrupts, changes the subject, and turns to the “champ” to defend himself, over and over again. *I am MAGA and will crawl on broken glass to vote for Trump, but this was indeed a s***show.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2020 on It's Live! at JustOneMinute
Belated Hi to Rocco from the west coast!
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2020 on What's The Rush? at JustOneMinute
Belated Hi to Rocco from the west coast!
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2020 on On To Crazytown! at JustOneMinute
Thanks Dave, maybe someone else knows.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2020 on On To Crazytown! at JustOneMinute
Dave, have you been in touch with Rocco? Have not seen him here lately.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2020 on On To Crazytown! at JustOneMinute
JIB, With your son at school in Wales, you might enjoy reading "The Richard Burton Diaries" where, in the early chapters, he talks of his boyhood growing up in a large, poor Welsh family, loving sports, etc. No castles at his school there... He actually kept a diary.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2020 on On To Crazytown! at JustOneMinute
Prayers for your father, JimmyK
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2020 on On To Crazytown! at JustOneMinute