Known for writing in unconventional time signatures, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was/is widely regarded as the last and likely best of the "Cool Jazz" groups.
The cool style of play was forced upon Brubeck after a neck and spinal cord injury suffered in a diving, maybe surfing accident made it difficult for him to play the fast one note runs that were popular among jazz pianists of the day, forcing him into a slower style of play that featured more complex rhythms and harmonies along with chunkier revolving chords.
From their classic album Time Out, this is the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Brubeck on Piano, his longtime partner Paul Desmond on the Alto Sax, Eugene Wright on the upright bass and Joe Morello on the drums performing their international hit in 5/4 time.
Which of course is no surprise as how the hell can anyone possibly like anything having to do with such a gutless attack on innocent people.
Also as expected, my email account got real busy with video from our friends who suspect we aren't getting the whole truth about this thing, but are a little afraid to be labelled as nuts.
We have no such fears here as we cheerfully admit to being at best a little nuts, and we don't trust what our government has to say on any issue one inch further than we are able pick up the Washington Monument and throw it.
Which brings us to this particular post which we started well over a year ago, and left on the shelf as we explored those explanations offered at the many, many 9/11 conspiracy theory debunking sites that can be found all over the internet, the best of which we link to once again here.
The following is the series of videos that first caused us to muse as follows.
And then ...
All right then, the video below is a compilation of footage from about every angle imaginable of the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center.
At 46 seconds take note of the dark rectangle at the second and third stories from the top of Building 7 and the older brick and stone skinned structure in the lower right hand corner of the shot that enable you to clearly identify Building 7 and its location.
Now check out the video below where you are being told by the BBC of the collapse of Building 7, "the Salomon Brothers Building" as it is/was known.
At 1:17 Jane Standley steps out of the shot saying, "As you can see behind me ..."
Look in the upper right hand corner.
IT'S STILL STANDING.
Now, here's some footage from the ground.
You have your basic New York City cop moving people back from the site while clearly telling them "The building is about to blow up"
I'll agree with anyone that this particular bit of footage isn't evidence of much, but to say "blow up" rather than "fall down" gets my attention.
Finally, you get this site.
It's my opinion that these guys probably aren't knuckleheads.
Thanks to Elizabeth K for pointing us at this whole thing.
Having recently become the first King of Israel, Saul was beginning his first tentative steps to end the oppression of Israel by the Philistines.
But there was a problem.
19 Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.” 20 But all the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to sharpen each man’s plowshare, his mattock, his ax, and his sickle; 21 and the charge for a sharpening was a pim for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads. 22 So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan .....
To quote Aristotle on this very subject.
And it is manifest that tyranny has the evils of both democracy and oligarchy; it copies oligarchy in making wealth its object（for inevitably that is the only way in which the tyrant's body-guard and his luxury can be kept up）and in putting no trust in the multitude （which is why they resort to the measure of stripping the people of arms, ..... ).
Click on either quote for a trip to its respective source, I would never lie about the Bible ..... or Aristotle.
This "Gun Control" thing, evidently, has been going on for quite some time.
Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. and a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” Attkisson also received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.”
In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story.
Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.
Here is her 10 minute presentation given at a TED event where she blows up much about what you believe to be true about maybe everything you read and think to be research, everywhere.
I knew it!!!!!
Click anywhere below for a trip to Wikiquote to see some of what Aristotle actually did say ..... sort of.
"Those who live in a cold climate and in [northern] Europe are full of spirit, but wanting in intelligence and skill; and therefore they keep their freedom, but have no political organization, and are incapable of ruling over others.
But the Hellenic race, which is situated between them, is likewise intermediate in character, being high-spirited and also intelligent. Hence it continues free, and is the best governed of any nation, and, if it could be formed into one state, would be able to rule the world."
Just another example of bullpucky being passed off on the internet as true.
Still, it's a notion worth pursuing to a conclusion of your own.
Say what you will about the 2016 presidential campaign, you can't deny that so far it's been absolutely wonderful theater ..... possibly theatre.
All depends on one's level of personal pretense.
But I digress.
So anyway, here's Anonymous lighting up Ted Cruz.
I admit it cheerfully, I love Anonymous. I especially love their theme song.
Actually, most of the minions around here do as well, some more than others of course.
You know who you are.
Anyway, I find them to be delightfully fun loving, and frequently effective. Particularly when they are doing what they do best, which is of course hacking into other peoples computers.
Which is, as we all know ..... you know ..... illegal.
But ..... WTF.
And of course somewhat less effective when actively attempting to organize something.
But never mind about that, we all have our gifts.
Turns out that my first Saturday back offers just a treasure trove of stuff.
But where to begin?
Well, the children attending Emory University in Georgia, not having learned their lessons at the scorn heaped on the children at the University of Missouri and Yale over prior episodes, recoiled in pain and tears from chalk grafitti writings of the word "Trump" appearing on their campus.
The following is the headline and some of the bullet points taken from the Daily Mail's piece on the incident.
Click on the photo to the right or the headline below for the entire piece.
Here's just a small sample of the blowback from the "Crybully" fad that is currently sweeping the nation's universities.
Not entirely sure just exactly what the hell is going on here.
Anyway, This one below in particular had me laughing for a couple hours this morning.
I'm thinking the the silly young boy below is drop dead certain that the category "Liberal Intelligencia" includes him.
As I feel very comfortable in asserting that your garden variety, professional economist falls comfortably into the category "Liberal Intelligencia", I'm also thinkin' he might want to rethink his little pigeon hole.
So, here are just a couple headlines from discussions on just exactly how well the "Liberal Intelligencia" is doing, at least where it comes to economics. There were multiples of dozens of examples to chose from, I selected the easy reads for you today. Feel free to delve further.
You can click on any headline for the entire piece.