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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 2,018

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

V Day Stomp - Four Clefs



1945. Almost over.

Is there anything to natural immunity from Covid?

I mean the situation where someone gets Covid and survived. Do they then have protection from getting Covid again? Is the protection as good as the protection from the vaccine? Do we know anything about this? Just wondering

Joe Biden the Catholic

Interesting article up on Politico about the President and his religion. Worth a read if you are interested:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/09/05/joe-biden-catholic-church-509396

NYT: Crypto Banking

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/05/us/politics/cryptocurrency-banking-regulation.html

Several stories in the Times in the last few days about crypto energy use and now the scary new world of crypto banking: Banks that make deposits and loans against crypto deposits.
Apparently they pay interest of up to 8 percent on deposits, but totally unregulated, no deposit insurance, subject to Cyber raids and the bank suddenly disappearing.
I don't understood any of it but the whole idea of Cyber banking and cyber currency to me is pretty scary. Risky hardly begins to describe it.
Paywalled unfortunately, unless you have a free article left

Dancing in the Dark - Artie Shaw



May I have this dance?

Wealthy scion of SC political dynasty shot in head

Has anyone else been following this story?
Alex Murdaugh, the wealthy head of a legal and political dynasty that has ruled over a poor rural South Carolina county for over a century, the other day was shot in the head on a lonely country road while changing a tire. His wife and son were both murdered in June inside their hunting lodge. The son had been involved in a boating accident that resulted in the death of a young girl some time before.
Murdaugh will survive. No arrests but a county full of suspects.
All straight out of Grisham or Faulkner or something.

https://nypost.com/2021/09/04/alex-murdaugh-reportedly-shot-in-south-carolina/

Joni Mitchell out and about!

I know it's the New York Post, but they are reporting that Joni Mitchell is getting out a bit. And to a very long time adoring fan that's good news! I had heard for several years now that she isn't doing well.

https://pagesix.com/2021/09/03/joni-mitchell-applauded-at-dinner-with-clive-davis/?_ga=2.151840752.834792570.1630585377-amp-Ocg7ffVX3TW5zh-srYZEh3VIle-s3eMJ0ulHYUloB3XESfRvF3bKafy9LXJTW1ey

PS: Her manager is still Peter Asher. That means something special to British Invasion Rock and Roll fans.

Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Once upon a time this girl was quite the thing for us boys.

Our Dear Rachel Would Enjoy This on a Long Holiday Weekend.

Louis and Bing: Gone Fishin!

The Greatest Music Video Ever Made!

I put this up yesterday under a different title but it didn't get anywhere near the number of views it deserves. Watch all the way through and try not to smile!

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