Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
If you are (or once were) a fan of the Bing Crosby films Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and Going My Way (1944), which seemed to run on television a lot in the 1960s, you might remember a boys' choir in both movies.
|Going My Way|
Can you spot Carl "Alfalfa" Spitzer of Our Gang?
It was the choir of Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago, and they sang (with member changes) from 1904 until 1967, when the choir was disbanded. Nevertheless, the choir alumni still got together to sing, beginning in the 1970s.
Friday, July 21, 2017
John McCainVerified account @SenJohnMcCain Jul 20
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!
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Laurence TribeVerified account @tribelaw 13h13 hours ago
Memo to Trump: Anyone you pardon can be compelled to testify without any grant of immunity, and that testimony could undo you.
Earlier today it came out that the Secretary of State was caught violating sanctions on Russia and it was like a third-tier story.
What must drive Trump totally batsh*t is being left in the dark while swarms of G-men pore over his decades of shady deals. Loss of control!
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Bob Mueller is such an anti-Trump partisan hack that Trump was considering him for FBI director.
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Patrick Petrelli @PatrickPetrell1 14h14 hours ago
Replying to @RVAwonk
If it's not Mueller, it'll be the NY AG who bring it all down. Trump can't pardon for state crimes.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
As you've read, the governor of Alabama, who claimed that God had elevated him to his position, has been forced to resign due to a sex scandal involving a "top aide and former beauty pageant contestant whom he had taught in Sunday school in Tuscaloosa."
I guess schadenfreude is called for. The New York Times has a good story about the whole business here, in the course of which an Alabama historian and ordained Southern Baptist preacher makes the following observation:
The idea that moral hypocrisy hurts you among evangelical voters is not true, if you’re sound on all of the fundamentals.... Being sound on the fundamentals depends on what the evangelical community has decided the fundamentals have become. At this time, what is fundamental is hating liberals, hating Obama, hating abortion and hating same-sex marriage.Shifting fundamentals.
He forgot about hating Hillary.