Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It's MAY 16th!


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  1. From politicalwire.com:

    DEMOCRATS RALLY BEHIND WOMEN

    Philadelphia Inquirer: “Democrats rallied behind suburban women in several high-profile races critical to their hopes of taking control of the U.S. House this fall — nominating exactly the kind of candidates that Democrats are relying on nationally to help them win a foothold on power in Congress.”

    “Pennsylvania Republicans, meanwhile, doubled down on Trump’s 2016 success in the Keystone State — tapping statewide nominees who in style, tone, and priorities show the party has wrapped its arms around Trump.”

    Politico: “Tuesday was a a good night for female candidates. In Pennsylvania, the state’s all-male congressional delegation is poised to gain several female additions, as women swept to House Democratic primary victories in a number of Democratic-leaning and contested districts.”

    Omaha World Herald: “Kara Eastman pulled off a surprise primary victory Tuesday as Omaha-area Democrats tapped the nonprofit executive to take on incumbent Republican Rep. Don Bacon.”

    THE #RESISTANCE HAD A VERY GOOD NIGHT

    Nathaniel Rakich: “The Democratic Party woke up this morning with a clear signal from Tuesday’s primary elections: The #Resistance means business. The more progressive candidate won in Democratic primaries around the country. The question, however, is whether those more liberal candidates will hurt the party’s chances in November.”

    “The biggest — and most surprising — news of the night was nonprofit executive Kara Eastman’s nomination in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Although former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford had both the money and the backing of national Democrats, Eastman defeated him 51% to 49%. Like many of yesterday’s victorious Democrats, Eastman won by throwing red (blue?) meat to the liberal base: Where Ashford touted his ability to build consensus in Congress, Eastman promised confrontation and, well, resistance to President Trump.”

    Me: And now the hand-wringing by the New Democrats shifts into high gear: “How can we possibly win if we stand for something? We have to get back to being Republican light! We have to swing those [non-existent] voters who vote sometimes Republican, and sometimes Democratic! We can’t win by invigorating Democratic voters!” [Geezer descends from soapbox, exits downstage left.] --Alan

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Alan. What do these Progressive lefty nuts think they're doing, defeating DNC endorsed New Democrats? Don't they understand the only way Democrats can win is by pretending to be Republicans? After all, that's how HRC won... Oh, wait. She didn't really win, did she? Well, she won the popular vote, and that ought'a count for something, right?

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  2. Hurrah! I found my easel! 😃👍
    I can at last play with my oil paints again! 🎨

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    1. It's always great when something that has been misplaced turns up again. Have fun.

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  3. I still remember the day my daughter found a mistake in the Saxon Math Algebra book, called the number in the book, and John Saxon answered. He told her she was right, and they were planning to fix it in the next edition. (I sometimes muse that that's the day she became a math major.)

    I had a moment sort of like that tonight. Not as writ large, but significant nonetheless. I found an error in my Tai Chi teacher's list of moves for the 3rd Level form. And tomorrow is our last class.

    Every time I tried to do what the list said, I felt confused, because I could not make out how I could go from the move I was on to the next move on the list, with any grace. 🙃 So I looked at the video of Dr. Paul Lam doing the form and he seemed to go straight from the move I was on to the one after the one on the list. I sent a note to inquire.

    My teacher just wrote back saying I was "absolutely right" and "I'm glad someone is keeping me honest!" 😃 Feels pretty good to find that I understand the whole of the advanced form at last! 😊 Imagine that! 😮

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    1. Well done. You might have spotted the error earlier, though, if you'd followed along with the video from the beginning. In fact, it sort of boggles my mind how you could learn the form strictly from the written word rather than needing visual input. Clearly, you and I have very different learning modes.

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  4. Listener, the comment I quoted on the last thread was lifted from Bernie's Facebook page. Jacques Stern is the name of the bloke who made the comment. It didn't occur to me to add a colon after his name to make that fact clear. Very sorry for the confusion. Knowing his name, no doubt you can contact him on FB if you want to.

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  5. Actually, Cat, I *did* first learn it using the video. The teacher in class taught it a little differently, and as there are various forms of Tai Chi, I tried to follow her. There were a few other things that needed tweaking as we went along. But it took me awhile to recognise that I kept getting stuck at the same point, then investigating why. It was simply the confusion between the two ways being taught. Turns out hers was incorrect. That cleared it all up and I'm fine now.

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    1. Yikes! I'm sure glad you caught it!

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