[For politics, please scroll down]Music for the end of autumn and the start of winter: [about the pianist][about Chopin’s waltzes]
From Candace Owens’s vlog series The Myth of the “Coon”:Here’s another, this one about the NFL:Quite a refreshing dose of politically incorrectness!There is also this:Article (Newsbusters): Weinstein Dropped $100K at 2017 Planned Parenthood Gala. The …
See Leftist Propaganda and Modern Society, a fine essay by my good friend Mustang. In his final sentence, Mustang states the following:This crusade is so pervasive and so successful that I do not believe it is possible to return to a time when Am…
Related reading with video: Veterans Day – November 11th 2017
(For politics, please scroll down)Blogging is taking a back seat at the moment. We have a kitten in the household! Minxy is about two months old in the photos below:Just like Cameo, Minxy owns the recliner!After playing, Minxy falls asleep in my …
See “ONE more thing….”, written by my friend Z and published on October 30, 2017, at the blog GeeeZ.
These are really worth pondering:
Just one more thing on ObamaCare Repeal.
Since only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will 16 million people be randomly shot?
Just one more thing on Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?
Just one more thing on equal pay.
If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?
Just one more thing on Sanctuary Cities.
If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?
Just one more thing on ISIS.
Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama’s term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.
Just one more thing on the London ‘Lone Wolf’ terror attack.
After the London ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist attack government officials have arrested at least eight other ‘Lone Wolves’ who had conspired with the original ‘Lone Wolf’ in planning the ‘Lone Wolf’ attack. Even though all involved are Muslims, you can be assured, the ‘Lone Wolf; attack has nothing at all to do with Islam, just like the other 1000 plus ‘Lone Wolf’ attacks by Muslims, are completely unassociated with Islam.
It is nothing less than tragic what these manifestations of hypocrisy and malfeasance are doing to our republic.
We have become the Divided States of America:
Important additional reading, written my good friend Mustang and published on October 30, 2017, at his blog Thoughts from Afar: The Politicians We Deserve.
…to bring you 8-week-old Minxy, who has arrived to her forever home![For politics, please scroll down]Minxy on Mr. AOW’s iPad.Notice how Minxy spreads her toes.Relaxing on the $1800 lift-recliner.Amber has moved from overtly hostile to curious with a…
In the search for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away without a weapon from the field of battle, Staff Sgt. Mark Allen suffered a grievous head wound and was left unable to speak and is paralyzed over much of his body.
Read more HERE.
Those wounded in searching for deserter Bowe Bergdahl got this lame apology from said deserter as the defense opened their case in court.
|Staff Sgt. Mark Allen before he was wounded|
|Staff Sgt. Mark Allen with one of his therapists|
|The Allen Family|
What might some form of justice be for Staff Sgt. Mark Allen? My opinion below the fold.
For starters, Bergdahl should, for the rest of his life, serve as Staff Sgt. Mark Allen’s daily personal-care assistant or pay 75% of Bergdahl’s income for that assistant.
Mr. AOW and I know what it is like for someone disabled to need round-the-clock care. Too often, what one receives is a two-hour, daily visit from a personal care assistant.
Furthermore, should the Allen Family decide that they don’t want to lay their eyes on the deserter nor do they want the deserter to darken the door of their home, Bergdahl should have to surrender at least 75% of his income — and at least 75% of any other assets and gifts he has received or will receive in the future.
Then, if Bergdahl starts raking in the money for interviews and a book deal, he should have to hand over to the Allen family at least 75% of that income.
Remember that Bowe Bergdahl volunteered to serve in the United States Army and was not a draftee.
Harsh and appropriate justice needed — not the sentence which Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl received: Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl desertion sentence: Dishonorable discharge, no prison time.
|A young girl reacts as police officers secure an area following a shooting incident in New York on October 31, 2017. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)|
Halloween turned truly terrifying for students and parents Tuesday when a driver went on a deadly rampage in front of several lower Manhattan schools — right as the afternoon bell rang.
Kids ran screaming down the sidewalk after the killer plowed his van into pedestrians and then emerged waving guns and shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
“Two women and a group of children — maybe 10 children — they’re running towards me. I hear one girls screaming, ‘Someone has a gun!’” said witness John Williams.
Frantic parents feared the worst as they waited to pick youngsters up from Independence Primary School.
Students from Stuyvesant High School and Borough of Manhattan Community College made it out of class in time to witness the carnage — bodies laying lifeless in the bike lane and victims were trapped inside a mangled school bus….
Read the rest HERE.
Over the next few days, we will, once again, see the same pattern: mourning with prayer vigils with candles, the placement of flowers, balloons, and teddy bears — and whatever else.
And, of course, the intoning of “Islam is a religion of peace.”
Advice to accept the new normal and the mantra, “If you see something, say something.”
In other words, after a few days or maybe a week, a collective shrug.
But I, for one, cannot become inured to all this.
I refuse to become inured to all this.
I must not become inured to all this!
Because, if I do, I surrender my heritage as a Westerner.
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Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns (1938-1921):
About Danse Macabre:
The composition is based upon a poem by Henri Cazalis, on an old French superstition:
Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence,
Striking with his heel a tomb,
Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.
The winter wind blows and the night is dark;
Moans are heard in the linden trees.
Through the gloom, white skeletons pass,
Running and leaping in their shrouds.
Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking,
The bones of the dancers are heard to crack—
But hist! of a sudden they quit the round,
They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed.
According to the ancient superstition, “Death” appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death has the power to call forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (represented by a solo violin with its E-string tuned to an E-flat in an example of scordatura tuning). His skeletons dance for him until the first break of dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year.
The Danse Macabre (French for Dance Of Death) became a cultural symbol in late Medieval Europe. Artists painted scenes of the dead escorting the living to the grave with a final dance of death. The reality of a sudden and painful death were all too vivid after the horrors of the bubonic plague, the ‘Black Death’ epidemics of the 14th century. It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of the total population of Europe perished in a four-year period.
The notion that death was the fate of all, as stated in the Latin motto that accompanied many of the artworks depicting the Dance of Death, Momento Mori (remember you will die) expresses the sentiment that no matter a person’s position in society or station in life, our fate is the same. While the notion of death has been romanticized to a certain degree over the years and even trivialized in cartoons and videos, the Dance of Death was very real to people of earlier times.