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#21 LFC

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

Peter Tork from The Monkees at age 77.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:14 PM

View PostLFC, on 21 February 2019 - 01:04 PM, said:

Sigh.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:37 PM

Good night, Peter. Your music always helped my play and move. Gave me a reason to wear my white go-go boots (eh, I was young- and not allowed out the house with them) and just- GO! Damn, I'm getting old.
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--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


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--- "Write hard and clear about what hurts"
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

I heard an interview with Micky Dolenz a few years back and he said that they were so successful because of the songwriters they had. The firm they used had quite the stable that included Carol King, Paul Williams, and other famous songwriters / performers. Carol King wrote Pleasant Valley Sunday.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

View PostLFC, on 21 February 2019 - 04:50 PM, said:

I heard an interview with Micky Dolenz a few years back and he said that they were so successful because of the songwriters they had. The firm they used had quite the stable that included Carol King, Paul Williams, and other famous songwriters / performers. Carol King wrote Pleasant Valley Sunday.
I'm sure it was someone in the Brill Building - the hit-song factory for decades in that era.

There was a sleeper of a film that came out in 1996 called Grace Of My Heart, starring Illeana Douglas. It was a veiled portrayal of Carole King's biography and the songwriters that labored there.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:36 AM

View PostLFC, on 21 February 2019 - 01:04 PM, said:


Tork was the first to formally leave the band, and the other three presented him with a watch engraved "To Pete, from the guys at work". (Allegedly).
Reality is a hallucination caused by alcohol deprivation.

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God is not dead. He was merely voted out of office.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:26 PM

André Previn at 89.
Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

Katherine Helmond, 89:

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Katherine Helmond, the seven-time Emmy-nominated Texas actress who played the feisty, man-crazy mother Mona Robinson on the long-running ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss?, has died. She was 89.
Helmond, who earlier starred as the wide-eyed socialite sister Jessica Tate on another popular ABC comedy, Susan Harris’ daytime-serial spoof Soap, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Los Angeles, her talent agency, APA, announced.
The shapely, blue-eyed Helmond also portrayed Doris Sherman, the widowed owner of the fictional NFL team the Orlando Breakers, on ABC’s Coach, and she was Lois Whelan, the upper-class mother of Patricia Heaton’s character, on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond.
On the big screen, Helmond appeared in three Terry Gilliam movies — as the seafaring cannibal Mrs. Ogre in Time Bandits (1981), as Jonathan Pryce’s rich, cosmetic surgery-addicted mother in Brazil (1985) and as a hotel clerk in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). And she provided the voice of Lizzie, a 1923 Ford Model T, in the three Cars movies.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

This one took me by a bit of surprise, even though I don't recall watching 90210. Dear Daughter informed me that her generation knows him better as Archie's Dad in Riverdale.

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Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series "Beverly Hills 90210," has died.
Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold Robinson told CNN.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:02 PM

Good night, to Birch Bayh. Architect of the 25th Amendment. The reason 18 year olds can vote. And- oh yeah. That little thing called Title IX.

I miss Evan, who I think got disgusted with it all. But look up, boo-boo- Your father is in rarified air. His work has affected my life, certainly since 1972. I had an athletic coach, who believed in the principle for a very long time. Shoot-by the time Title IX was passed, I was on a plane on my way to my very first national cross country meet. Courtesy of some really fun fundraising, and a coach who never saw gender. Just talent, and guts. RIP, all of them, that made our way into athletics, and STEM and all the rest. Sometimes, we forget- men, really did lead that way.
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--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


--- LFC, on Gorsuch ruling: "Awesome. A Christianist who swore an oath to uphold the laws of the nation and bore false witness when he did it"

--- "Write hard and clear about what hurts"
Ernest Hemingway

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

View PostPractical Girl, on 15 March 2019 - 12:02 PM, said:

Good night, to Birch Bayh. Architect of the 25th Amendment. The reason 18 year olds can vote. And- oh yeah. That little thing called Title IX.

My wife played Basketball for Seton Hall before Title IX. Some of the stuff they put up with:

NO practices until AFTER the Men's, Freshman, Intramurals we all done with. This meant using the lights from the parking lot to see what was going on.

One of her contemporaries became the first woman to get a BB scholarship at SHU.

Playing an "official" game in an EMPTY Madison Square Garden. The only people allowed were the players, coaches and managers. If you opened up the Garden for the game, you have to pay a lot of money to Garden support staff: Security, vendors, clean up etc. Never mind the men were playing a game later on.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:56 AM

My- what a story she has to tell. Always instructive to remember what the women, who came before me, put up with, just to play- and sometimes, just to learn just like the boys did.
Every woman needs a blowtorch.
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--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


--- LFC, on Gorsuch ruling: "Awesome. A Christianist who swore an oath to uphold the laws of the nation and bore false witness when he did it"

--- "Write hard and clear about what hurts"
Ernest Hemingway

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:13 AM

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Cui bono?

"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology." - EO Wilson.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:35 PM

Roger Charley, aka Ranking Roger (English Beat) Dies at 56

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

The actor who played Chewbacca passed at age 74.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 02:14 PM

A noteworthy passing to fans of either “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or “Everybody Loves Raymond”: Georgia Engel, 70.

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Georgia Engel, whose distinctive voice and pinpoint comic timing made her a memorable part of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on which she played Georgette Franklin, girlfriend and eventually wife of the buffoonish TV newsman Ted Baxter, died on Friday in Princeton, N.J. She was 70.

John Quilty, her friend and executor, said the cause was undetermined because Ms. Engel, who was a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.

Ms. Engel was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on “Mary Tyler Moore,” which she joined in 1972, during the show’s third season.

https://www.nytimes....engel-dead.html
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 07:32 PM

Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom died at 89.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:59 AM

View PostLFC, on 09 May 2019 - 07:32 PM, said:


Watching Wild Kingdom was a weekend ritual when I was a kid. We used to make jokes about Marlin Perkins saying "While Jim is wrestling the alligator, I'm at camp renewing my Mutual of Omaha insurance policy."

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:35 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 10 May 2019 - 08:59 AM, said:

Watching Wild Kingdom was a weekend ritual when I was a kid. We used to make jokes about Marlin Perkins saying "While Jim is wrestling the alligator, I'm at camp renewing my Mutual of Omaha insurance policy."

CORRECTION: "I'm at camp renewing my his Mutual of Omaha insurance policy, the one where I'm the sole beneficiary."
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:26 AM

Peggy Lipton, star of ‘Mod Squad‘ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ dead at 72





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