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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: 3,174

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

Is Housing In A Bubble?

I just saw the price of a new listing in my neighborhood. Housing prices are skyrocketing.
But this article suggests there is a genuine housing shortage. A two month supply of available houses, instead of the usual six months. And lending standards are staying firm. It's a little different from last time.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/economy/housing-bubble-fears-overblown/index.html

Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller



This one started it all for Glenn Miller! Still nice to dance to.

I'm out of the doghouse!

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181536853

I vacuumed up all of the dog hair and took my wife to lunch!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John



In 1975 I was sitting in my college dorm room and a hall mate was going through my record collection. He pulled out an album and said disdainfully: You have an Elton John album?
I said: People don't like him because he's popular. But I think he's very talented.
A few days later the kid came back and asked: Can I borrow that Elton John album?

Cruise Industry Defies DeSantis

Despite a recent win by the state of Florida in a federal appeals court, the cruise industry has indicated unanimously that it will voluntarily comply with CDC requirements for Covid safety.

https://amp.freep.com/amp/5387327001

All Summer Long - The Beach Boys

Happy Birthday - Marilyn Monroe

Mountain of Love- Johnny Rivers

I'm in the dog house!

My wife wants me to do more around the house. I'm spending too much time on DU. Rats.

New York City's non mandate for Covid vaccines.

I've mentioned it on a few other threads. NYC had a truly elegant solution to the Covid. Not a mandate, but if you can't show a card you get mandatory masks and weekly testing. Basically we will try to turn your life into shit. Someone said that France makes you pay for that kind of testing.
Of course the city unions are making noises. NYC unions are legendary. I remember the last time there was a municipal strike a union leader went to jail, not over employee issues, but to defend the rights of the unborn, who will one day inherit these jobs with incredible benefits. Now that is a tough bargaining position!
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