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Critical Thinking Class

From the Master.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 20, 2019, 10:04 PM (5 replies)

Stuff that Works!

WSM, 650 a.m., Nashville Tennessee

(Heard on Grand Ole Opry warm up show)

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:08 PM (0 replies)

1950 "Royalty of Radio" Zenith G-503 Flip Up Dial, FIRED UP!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:58 PM (0 replies)


Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:21 PM (2 replies)

National NC-303 Boat anchor, restring dial cord!

Strangely, from what I've read, perhaps the worst PITA in radio restoration...

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:05 PM (0 replies)

I'm a Freeborn Man

Junior Brown does an Outlaws song.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:33 PM (0 replies)

The Pelosi Table Photo


3 Art Experts Analyze That Historic Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump Photo

Some see Renaissance influences; others, hints of Norman Rockwell. Have you noticed the Benjamin Franklin bust in the background and the clock on the mantle bisecting the frame? The instantly iconic photo of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi literally standing up to Donald Trump in a contentious cabinet-room meeting about Syria on Wednesday is sparking a great many takes, both about the political dynamics—Pelosi stood out as the lone woman at a table lined with men—and the photo’s artistry. It was snapped and released by an uncredited White House photographer.

Tellingly, the president perceived the photo of a powerful woman asserting herself as somehow incriminating: He tweeted it on Wednesday night with the cantankerous caption: “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged meltdown.” But it was quickly reclaimed as more evidence of the first and only female Speaker’s political courage; Pelosi herself made it her Twitter background photo.

Discourse soon raged about the photo’s composition, lighting, and even its likenesses to The Last Supper. To further examine what will surely go down as a historical Trump-era photo, Vogue asked an art history professor, a museum curator, and two former coeditors of the Tabloid Art History Twitter account for their close reads.


Much more at link:
Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:13 PM (12 replies)

Just Hop On the Bus, Gus!

But make sure your credit card clears when you buy your ticket first!

Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 03:18 PM (0 replies)

Overrated Mattis

Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:56 PM (8 replies)

A letter to Kurdish soldiers from a US military wife

(CNN) — Dear Kurdish soldiers,
You don't know me, but I have known of you for most of my adult life. When my military husband and I quickly married, knowing he was deploying to the Middle East to be part of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, I feared what he and his Special Operations unit would face when they arrived.
How bad would the fighting be? How long would they be gone? Would he survive?
Months later, he returned and recounted to me what he could about his experience. I asked how he had made it through. He replied, "We had help. We had the Kurds."
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He told me stories of how the Kurdish people in Northern Iraq supported the troops, advised them, stood by them, fought shoulder to shoulder with them in combat, and became allies and friends. And I became grateful -- immensely, unwaveringly, and forever grateful for you.
Since then, the word "Kurds" in my home has meant something. It has meant "ally" and "friendship."
There are pictures of Iraqi Kurds alongside my husband and fellow soldiers in our home. I have a coffee mug with depictions of female Syrian Kurdish soldiers on it that I proudly use to remind me of you. My children play soccer in their Kurdistan jerseys.
The Kurdish people are not nameless, faceless people across the world. You hold a place of honor and respect in our home. It's important to me that all of you know that. I owe you so much. My husband is home safe today after years of fighting and I know you helped make that happen.
But now, I watch the news in horror. I see promises broken, progress destroyed, years of hard work and unimaginable sacrifice gone in a tweet. I see allies betrayed, their faces in my picture frame. While watching the news, my children turn to me and ask if those are our friends and I say yes. They have looks of confusion on their faces.
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I can't imagine what your families are going through. I can't imagine their fear. I can't imagine these things because for the last 17 years you have fought to help us keep an attack off our soil, and I know that has now compromised your safety. It breaks my heart.
Where I come from, a person's word means something. Our honor and integrity are everything, as I know yours are to you. To read in international newspapers that the United States, my country, has abandoned the Kurds is absolutely heartbreaking.
Hasty decisions like this have not only put your people in terrible danger, they make the situation for our soldiers there on the Syrian-Turkish border much more difficult. My husband was with you on that border not long ago and I can't imagine what our soldiers' families are feeling right now.
And it's not just safety. It's hard to imagine how difficult it is for American soldiers to hear a partner and ally's calls for help and not be allowed to answer them. It's also hard to imagine you having to turn to Putin or the Assad regime for support because you could no longer count on Americans to keep their promise.

I worry for the safety of you and your families. I worry about the instability of the region and what that could mean for the future. I worry about the thousands of ISIS fighters we worked so hard to put in prisons, and who you must walk away from as you defend yourselves. I can't imagine the threat that now poses for us all. I see the look on my husband's face when he watches the news at the end of the day. The only phrase that comes to mind is "I'm sorry."
I write you today, on behalf of my family, to say thank you for everything you have done for us. Thank you for your friendship, for keeping your word and fighting alongside us, for staying the course year after year. Thank you for keeping my husband safe so he could come back home to me and my children. You have my sincerest prayers today that you too may safely return to yours. Thank you to your families that sacrificed without you, so you could make this partnership happen.
I pray we return to your side, that we stand by you, and that this has not all been in vain.
Forever yours,
A Grateful Wife

Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:47 PM (21 replies)
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