Jeffrey Epstein had a little black book filled with the names and personal phone numbers of some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people, from Bill Clinton and Donald Trump to actors, actresses, scientists and business tycoons.
If we invoke the 25th. Amendment, Mike Pence instantly becomes President. If someone employs the more Shakespearean solution - same result. With Trump, it all came down to "competence." He had none. But, Mike Pence does. He is a thousand times more dangerous than Trump. He wants a one-party theocracy.
So, the "economy" is booming. Or is it? If the only measure of the success of the economy is the stock market, which measures the optimism of the rich that they will continually get richer and richer, at a faster and faster rate of growth, then that's not necessarily good for the rest of us.
This weekend's music thread is about dreaming, wishing, imaginary things and places and dreamy songs and states of mind.
Donald Trump shows a striking inability to parse information. He can't order and arrange, or prioritize data in a normal way. So, we get pink elephants like airports in the Eighteen Century, refugees from terror and rampant criminality depicted as villains, and raking as a cure-all for the desiccation of North America. The President seems to be getting worse, and we are all in terror of what he may do.
The theme for this weekend’s music thread is songs about and for America, songs about its people, its places, its problems and its promise.
So this weekend's music theme is inspired by the recent Democratic debates, songs about personal stories, identity, issues, agreements and disagreements.
This weekend’s music thread is calling out the whitewashing and black redactions of truths by recognizing our true colors. Songs with colors in the titles or songs are on this weekend's musical palette
What a NY Times study found was that colleges like CU sought students from high schools in more affluent and White neighborhoods while ignoring talented students in less affluent, less White areas. They specifically cited CU's recruiting practices as an example.
Those who defend and support treason, regardless of their reasons for supporting it, are guilty of aiding and abetting treason.