Friday, January 27, 2017

Marching On

Thank Momus It's Friday!

"Why yes, I am mocking you. About time you noticed, idiot!"

My Kind of March

Lots of enthusiasm, zero vagina costumes

Today is the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
This event has been held every year since 1974, to protest the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the disgraceful abortion-on-demand climate it has fostered.

Of course, the progressive mainstream news media (but I repeat myself) have gone out of their way to avoid reporting anything about this event for more than 40 years. Our newly-inaugurated President even brought up this disparity in media coverage in his very first interview since taking office, much to the discomfort of his interviewer.

It isn't going to be easy for the media to ignore the march this year since, in addition to the president's comments in that interview, both his campaign manager and our new vice-president are addressing the marchers in person. That is unprecedented.

"Cool! Maybe this will be the year you bipeds finally decide to abandon infanticide."

I have been waiting for that notion to catch on for more than 40 years now...I'm not holding my breath, but I am hopeful for some incremental progress this year...

Per Aspera Ad Astra

L to R: Grissom, White, and Chaffee
On January 27, 1967 during
a launch rehearsal for a mission scheduled to launch on February 21, a fire swept through the Apollo 1 command module.

The accident caused the deaths
of all three crew members: Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee. It also resulted in
a nearly two-year delay in manned Apollo missions.

Yes, it was a tough day...something like that had never happened before in our manned spaceflight program, and it came as quite a shock...

Wild Kingdom Bed & Breakfast Update

"We had some stuff to do, okay? Stop worrying..."
As the weather gets nastier during the winter months I'm always a bit worried about the well-being of my patio visitors, especially the ones whom I haven't seen around the place for awhile.

Yesterday, for the first time in several weeks, the B&B played host to a hungry pair of mourning doves,
in addition to the usual assortment of sparrows and finches.

Partial Credit

From the Jeff MacNelly-created comic strip Shoe, now being produced by Gary Brookins and Jeff's widow Susie.

Until Next Time...

On July 27, 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. One of the most remarkable musical prodigies who ever lived, he was already playing the clavier and violin at age three, and had begun composing music by age five.

Mozart's genius led him to become a towering figure in the history of classical music, with hundreds of compositions to his credit in virtually every genre, from chamber music to symphonies and operas. There are those who consider him to be the greatest composer of any era.

As it happens, this week's Music Recommendation is Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos by Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes. The five concertos were all written in 1775, and are among Mozart's most influential and frequently-recorded compositions.

Ehnes is accompanied on this recording by a hand-picked symphony of his colleagues, dubbed the Mozart Anniversary Orchestra. The project was clearly a labor
of love for all concerned, and the performances are phenomenal.

Today's send-off is the rondo from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, from Ehnes's YouTube channel. Enjoy...

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