Totally shameful … FIDIOT in the White House! Unqualified, unprepared, unworthy … ‘House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges Drumpf’s family or staff to conduct an ‘intervention’ with him for the good of the United States ‘
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges President Trump’s family or staff to conduct an ‘intervention’ with him for the good of the United States https://reut.rs/2HOvxRv via @ReutersTV
12:50 AM – 24 May 2019
For the record, what has been happening over the dueling barbs between the Republican President Donald Trump who is literally suffering a psychotic meltdown that we are witnessing in real time on our TVs and the unflappable, smart experienced US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who appears totally in control, is not funny.
The president unhinged is something to be feared as when he granted a compliant Attorney General, as head of the Department of Justice, “full and complete authority” to declassify government secrets, issuing a memorandum late Thursday (5/23/2019) that orders U.S. intelligence agencies to cooperate promptly with William Barr’s audit…
One of my favorite songs ever .. so educational!! … ‘The lyrics are a stream of consciousness list of more than 100 events that Joel felt his generation was not responsible for. Many of the references are to the Cold War (U.S. vs. Russia), a problem his generation inherited.’
This Billy Joel song was mentioned twice in comments recently, by Keith and Ellen. The lyrics are a stream of consciousness list of more than 100 events that Joel felt his generation was not responsible for. Many of the references are to the Cold War (U.S. vs. Russia), a problem his generation inherited.
Joel says he got the idea for the song after a conversation with his friend, Sean Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, on the event of Sean’s 21st birthday, . The conversation went like this:
Lennon:It’s a terrible time to be 21!
Joel:Yeah, I remember when I was 21 – I thought it was an awful time and we had Vietnam, and y’know, drug problems, and civil rights problems and everything seemed to be awful.
Lennon:Yeah, yeah, yeah, but it’s different for you. You were a kid in the fifties and everybody knows…
Abbreviation for Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards.
Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years. Among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971–77 stint on the children’s television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997–2003 TV drama Oz. ~Wikipedia~
Rita Moreno just made history The 87-year-old performer was honored with the Peabody Career Achievement Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards in New York City on Saturday, May 18.
The award makes Moreno the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status, having previously won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
“I am keenly aware of the high value Peabody places on storytelling and I am humbled that you consider the story of my life and career worthy,” Moreno said in her acceptance speech at the Ronan Farrow-hosted event, receiving a standing ovation. The legendary actress recalled how she fought to break down barriers in the industry after moving to New York City from Puerto Rico at the age of five with her mother, a “sweatshop seamstress.”
“She knew the prick of every pin,” Moreno said of her mother.
“My fame is her fame therefore this beautiful precious honor is also in her honor.”
Rita Moreno is the FIRST Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
“I really don’t think of myself as a role model. But it turns out that I am to a lot of the Hispanic community. Not just in show business but in life. But that’s what happens when you’re the first, right?”
NOW SHE HAS A ‘PEABODY’
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During her acceptance speech, she honored her mother, who made Moreno’s costumes when she was a child and worked tirelessly as a seamstress in New York. “My fame is her fame,” Moreno says. “Therefore, this beautiful, precious honor is also in her honor.”
A candle clock is a thin candle with consistently spaced markings (usually with numbers), that when burned, indicate the passage of periods of time.
While no longer used today, candle clocks provided an effective way to tell time indoors, at night, or on a cloudy day. A candle clock could be easily transformed into a timer by sticking a heavy nail into the candle at the mark indicating the desired interval. When the wax surrounding the nail melts, the nail clatters onto a plate below.
It is unknown where and when candle clocks were first used. The earliest reference to their use occurs in a Chinese poem by You Jiangu (AD 520). Here, the graduated candle supplied a means of determining time at night.
Similar candles were used in Japan until the early 10th century.