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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Friday. At last.

Good morning, GN!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Man, still smoky out here. Hardly seems fair as the nearest fire is like 30 miles from here.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

No smoke out here, but it’s still hot, with no ocean breeze.

Today is the last day at work for the person we hired this summer. She’s been an absolute disaster. I wish we could have gotten rid of her before the start of school. The new hire has spent this week training and seems to be picking up on things. I think she’ll work out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

That’s good news moving forward, Paddy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I’m listening to a Baroque song collection -- I’ll have to look it up later as to what “baroque” actually means, but I’m enjoying it. Does seem awfully white tho judging from the paintings that are going along with it -- I should probably feel tremendous guilt over it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

What do you think of it?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

It’s entertaining -- definitely not boring. At times, not being snakry here, it’s uplifting. I don’t have the skills or the ear to tell the differences or understand its nuances, but it’s enjoyable and a nice break from my usual background music.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Mac

In terms of sacred choral music, I enjoy many of the baroque composers: Praetorius, Sweelinck, Gibbons, Purcell, Handel, Bach. I also enjoy composers from earlier and later periods. :shrugs:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Justice Ginsburg dead. That makes the election all the more interesting.

I was devastated when I heard of Scalia’s death -- this one not so much. She should have retired from the bench years ago.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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There are many Dems who have been upset since Trump’s election that RBG didn’t retire.

While I expect civility in the obituaries from major news sources, I was disappointed that Fox news said she had ” a commitment to upholding the Constitution.” In her own words she had almost contempt for the Constitution.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Trump is still doing his campaign rally -- I think his staff is smart not to interrupt him with the news. Who knows what he would say off the cuff?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

L’shana tova, Gerbil Nation!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Have a good year.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Interesting political waters Trump now finds himself in. If he was actually a Conservative, I think he’d ram his SCOTUS pick through right now. He has to be thinking even if he wins, what’s going to happen to the Senate?

Does he weigh the advantages for reelection? Which side gets more motivated if he holds off? Assuming that there were a fair election coming up and that’s not near certain.

It does put more pressure on Joey Basement to disclose his picks now as Trump has already done.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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Even if Trump tried to start confirmation proceedings now, I think Mitch McConnell would hold things up in the Senate. Mitch really doesn’t want another Constitutionalist on the bench.