Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. President


12 comments:

  1. Huzzah for Dean!

    listener--I gather that statins are something to stay away from; they can have very deleterious side effects.

    Renee--gloating does have its little pleasures. My ability to understand the law regarding certain aspects of my work was denigrated by multiple prosecutors and judges in a certain county that will remain unnamed. But it now seems the state Supreme Court sees the relevant US Supreme Court rulings the same way I do, and the legal eagles in said county will just have to go along with my erroneous understanding... Where I come from the ability to read and comprehend plain standard English is not considered a special skill, but then I have never been to law school. [Gloat, gloat, gloat].

    Our tulip tree (saucer magnolia, purple) is blooming nicely; it should be in full bloom some time this week. Quite beautiful, really.

    --Alan

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    1. P.S.: I expect I could take a photo of the tulp tree and send it along to someone who could post it here...

      --Alan

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    2. Send it along to me, Alan! :-)

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    3. e-mail me--not sure I have your address. abarbour(at)lightspeed.net
      --Alan

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    4. Ah, Alan, vindication is sweet, eh? And maybe just a little revenge thrown in for good measure.

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  2. The abdication of Gregory XII in 1415 wasn't comparable to that of Benedict XVI:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_XII

    That of Celesine V in 1294 is a better parallel:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestine_V

    Celestine sounds like a pretty good fellow...


    --Alan

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  3. Anybody know of a singer who went simply by Francine? I came across her on an episode of a show called "Hollywood Palace" that aired in October of 1969. (on DVD, this was. I don't remember seeing the show when it originally aired.) She was a blonde.. Neither her name nor her voice were the slightest bit familiar to me. She didn't say anything, just sang. So I couldn't tell if she was American, Canadian, British...

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    1. No idea here, cat...

      Alan

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  4. I never got a moment all day to add a note out front about the State of the Union Address. I hope you are all watching it right now!!!

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  5. I hope you're feeling better, Listener♥

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    1. Getting a little better each day! I have about half my voice back. Pushing the liquids. :-)

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    2. Good. Photo of tulip tree maybe on Monday; Miyoko says it should be in full bloom sometime next week.

      --Alan

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