Tag Archives: history

On President-Elect Joe Biden’s Address to the Nation

I have to say that as an actual Conservative1, I disagree with Joe Biden more than I agree with him2. But I also have to acknowlege this: Last night, I watched a President-Elect address the nation. He spoke in coherent, cogent, complete sentences. He spoke of his vision for the nation, and did so without […]

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FINALLY! Biden Beats Trump

Ladies and gentlemen: our long national nightmare is finally over: Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States of America. Hopefully, Sleepy Joe — by being a rational adult — will be able to reverse the awful situation that Trump has brought us concerning our allies and enemies. It’s funny, but […]

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Biden Will Make America Lead Again

William McRaven, retired Navy admiral, former Navy SEAL, and commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-2014, writing at the Wall Street Journal* (paywalled)(free apple news link): For all the challenges the past 20 years brought on this country—for all the loss, the heartache, the hubris and the errant decisions—in times of crisis, the […]

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The Case Against Donald Trump

The Editorial Board of the paper of record: He is a racist demagogue presiding over an increasingly diverse country; an isolationist in an interconnected world; a showman forever boasting about things he has never done, and promising to do things he never will. Precisely.

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AMG Remembers Eddie Van Halen

All Music Guide: Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020 His dazzling, pyrotechnic playing set a new standard for guitar heroes, and cemented Van Halen as one of hard rock’s defining bands. From his boatload of classic riffs to his remarkable array of techniques to his beaming charisma, few guitarists made such a singular impact. Indeed.

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Steve Jobs died 9 years ago

Nine years later, and this piece by The Onion is still perhaps the best eulogy: CUPERTINO, CA—Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56.

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R.I.P. Dury’s in Nashville, Tennessee

I missed this — really missed this — from 4 months ago, when I was still in a fog from the forced work from home. Dury’s, the landmark Nashville photography store, that opened in 1882 as one of the original eight Kodak dealers appointed by George Eastman himself, has closed: From the Dury’s website (link […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

The Notorious R.B.G., only the second woman appointed to the United States Extreme Court, and without question one of the Court’s most important and consequential Justices, is dead at 87. The paper of record: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2020)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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If We’re Truly Going to Eradicate Racism, Then We’ve Got to Take It Out of Ourselves First

I wish I’d seen this two and a half months ago when it came out… Powerful, powerful statement from one of my favorite photographers, and more importantly, favorite photography instructors, Zack Arias: I, as a white man, have been so insulated from the Black experience, that I… cannot really form any opinion that is anywhere […]

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