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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: 5,787

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

Congratulations to Senator Joe Manchin

You alone were prescient enough to recognize the dangers of inflation last fall. Yet despite the vicious attacks of those who don't understand that Politics is the Art of the Possible, you persisted in good faith and with incredible personal grace to achieve a piece of legislation that raised taxes on corporations, aids the environment and does a number of other things that will be of benefit to The Republic.
The Nation owes you a debt. Many in The Party owe you an apology.

I spend a lot of time on twitter in order to post things about Ukraine

I'm not going to post the tweet but it's from a guy in the UK called Jimmy, very knowledgeable, pro Ukraine.
He says there is a video circulating of a Russian castrating a Ukrainian prisoner. And he reports it's happened on other occasions.
I can't take anymore for now. I'm going to take a break.
I don't understand why we haven't done what's necessary to win this war.

GDP fell .9% for the second quarterly decline and a strong signal of recession.


The U.S. economy contracted for the second straight quarter from April to June, hitting a widely accepted rule of thumb for a recession, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.

Gross domestic product fell 0.9% at an annualized pace for the period, according to the advance estimate. That follows a 1.6% decline in the first quarter and was worse than the Dow Jones estimate for a gain of 0.3%.

Officially, the National Bureau of Economic Research declares recessions and expansions, and likely won’t make a judgment on the period in question for months if not longer.

But a second straight negative GDP reading meets a long-held basic view of recession, despite the unusual circumstances of the decline and regardless of what the NBER decides. GDP is the broadest measure of the economy and encompasses the total level of goods and services produced during the period.

Patron on The Day of Ukrainian Statehood


Annie Leibovitz's pictures for October Vogue


Trump complained Melania never made it.

What to look for when the Russians flee Kherson.


Brief update on the Battle of Kherson Ukraine


Ukraine has severed almost all of the bridges needed to resupply Kherson. That leaves somewhere around 10-12000 orcs on the wrong side of the river to be resupplied by air or possibly by barges. Virtually an impossible logistics task.
Ukraine has imposed a virtual embargo on news about the region.
We shall see what happens.

The video is of the results of the HIMARs strike last night.

And this from Ukraine MOD:


Looks like the Jan. 6 Committee is beginning to look at the Dept. of Defense.


Hope they asked a few questions about this memo too:


The professional Patron.


What's Patron up to?


Instagram link.
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