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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: 1,750

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

South Carolina Murder Mystery Sparks Hollywood Feeding Frenzy

Apparently HBO has already commissioned a documentary series on the Murdaugh murder mystery, and we don't have any idea yet how it will end:


The Problems the DOJ faces with the Texas Abortion Lawsuit.

This CNN article does a good job describing the technical hurdles the DOJ will face pursuing it's lawsuit against the Texas abortion law. Not insurmountable but not easy. The real problems begin when they reach the federal appellate level. The judges in the 5th Circuit are basically to the right of Atilla the Hun.


Altered Police Report in SC Shooting.

The initial police report in the shooting of Alex Murdaugh on a lonely South Carolina road indicated that there was no visible injury and no alcohol use by the victim. A subsequent report indicated an injury and that use of alcohol by the victim was 'unknown'. Murdugh's attorney has issued a statement denying that the gunshot wound was self inflicted.


What is Cryptocurrency?

I still don't understand it. But for those with an interest, this explanation from Goldman Sachs is as detailed as I've seen:


Reefer Man - Cab Calloway

Video begins a few seconds in.

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey

Third jab.

I was at my doctor's yesterday and the subject of the booster came up. For what it's worth he suggested I get one because I'm 66 and have medical stuff going on. He's probably 15 years younger and a lot healthier and said he's getting one. He said getting a Pfizer after two Modernas is fine.
So I guess I'm getting one soon.

Jan. 6 prosecutions (For legal beagles)

I'm providing a link to Marcy Wheeler's latest emptywheel column about the January 6 prosecutions. The column itself is interesting but I mainly wanted to point out the link in it to a 30 page brief filed by a DC public defender today. It's an impressive bit of work. The issue arises for defendants who were non violent, didn't possess anything like a weapon and didn't damage anything (those prosecutions are fairly easy) who are being charged with the felony of obstructing an official proceeding. The statute requires not only obstruction but that the obstruction be done 'corruptly', whatever that might mean (and maybe it's too vague to mean anything). Why isn't this class of defendants viewed as exercising their free speech rights and are only guilty of a misdemeanor trespass charge or the like?
Anyway, anyone interested can read the brief. The DC Public Defenders are good lawyers. That issue is headed to the US Supreme Court with a bullet.


Will the Circle Be Unbroken - June Carter, Johnny Cash & Family

Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette

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