Thursday, October 22, 2015

Yellow Gold


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  1. I am on the mend. After two miserable days with a cold virus, I slept 12 hours last night and this afternoon was able to spend an hour outside putting most of the gardens to bed. It hit 65F and I could not pass up using the warmth to be out there, instead of the 51F predicted for this Saturday. All good. There's something so healing and enriching being out digging in the soil. Ahhhhhhh.

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    1. An unpleasant virus came through here, too. I had better not stay up too late tonight.

      BTW, listener--after several days of using both the Preppy 02 and Preppy 03 fountain pens at work, I think the latter is the better choice for ordinary papers. If I don't use a little care, I can occasionally smear the Noodler's Black Eel ink. And it occurred to me that my mother would have had formal instruction in Palmer penmanship, having taken business courses in high school around 1930--typing and shorthand, I know. So I pulled out some examples of her handwriting (recipe cards), and sure enough it was pretty much standard Palmer--good spacing, uniform size, proper slant, and largely typical letters. I was surprised to discover that her capital F was very similar to the one I independently developed--not standard Palmer. And she used two different forms of capital C, one not so recognizable nowadays. And the loops starting capital M and N were simplified a good bit but still looked good. I will be considering those examples over the next few days. For Q and Z I have settled on something closer to Spencerian (basic forms a large oval)--they look pretty good, I think. Well, enough for now.

      --Alan

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  2. This Sanders Campaign article mentions the Dean Campaign! I just wish they hadn't interviewed Trippi.
    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2015/09/11/bernie-sanders-howard-dean/72076972/

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    1. About the best I can say is that if the reporters keep going to Joe Trippi for insight, they may well fail to see what is happening. As for HRC's support among African-Americans and Latinos, I would take that with several grains of salt.

      --Alan

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  3. Got my current work assignment turned in. Hope my client is satisfied with it. Some other things to catch up on before I get snowed under again.

    Oh, wait! Snow is probably a month off.

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  4. I think Howard got in it to be heard. And he was. When it got bigger than that he, Trippi, NO ONE was prepared. It was different for Obama--he got in it to win. And did. I'm not seeing Sanders with the necessary underpinning. I wish I did.

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    1. I'm not sure I am seeing HRC with the necessary underpinning either. She sent me a single letter requesting money, and not another peep; so far she seems to be trading on her celebrity for the most part. Well, we shall see. I fully expect to be taken for granted or completely ignored by Democratic politicians--with the exception of occasionally being asked for money. Well, there's always a choice. I wonder if the Party for Socialism and Liberation will run their candidates on the Peace and Freedom ballot line in 2016. I might vote for them out of sheer cussedness.

      --Alan

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    2. It looks like Hillary intends to rely on big donors and paid staff -- the latter is why she's burning through money so fast this early on. How well that will work remains to be seen.

      I was disappointed that Bernie's national poll numbers didn't get more of a bump from the debate. Maybe fewer Democratic voters watched than I expected.

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    3. UPDATED with final stats: According to final Nielsen ratings, CNN’s Democratic debate averaged 15.8 million total viewers last night. That would make it the sixth-biggest nonsports cable telecast in history. In the 25-54 demographic, the faceoff among White House hopefuls averaged 5 million — the most ever for a Dem debate. CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield bragged on-air this morning that her network’s debate drew “a higher number than the season premiere of The Walking Dead.”

      http://deadline.com/2015/10/democratic-debate-ratings-record-joe-biden-cnn-1201581261/

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