OK Pete, Time For The Gay Thing

Buttigieg at Zero Percent among South Carolina black voters

Pete needs to fix this in a dramatic way, can’t win nomination without more support in this community nationwide. Perhaps it’s his poor record as mayor with police treatment of African-American constituents. Me thinks it might be in part due to homophobia among older black voters, maybe not. But it could be time to take on prejudice in ways they might relate to. Still, equating discrimination against gays with racism would backfire. Tricky but he can’t ignore it, just in case that is what’s going on. And for the general election it’s not just a problematic issue for black voters, so dealing with it now could be productive for him.


Trump Hospital Visit Hardly ‘Routine’

This is what happens with a president who lies. We have no reason to believe him or his staff about the reasons for his unplanned trip to the hospital.

(CNN) President Donald Trump’s visit to Walter Reed on Saturday did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Medical staff at Walter Reed did not get a staff-wide notice about a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, ahead of Trump’s arrival, according to that source.

Typically, Walter Reed’s medical staff would get a general notice about a “VIP” visit to the medical center ahead of a presidential visit, notifying them of certain closures at the facility. That did not happen this time, indicating the visit was a non-routine visit and scheduled last minute.


Sunday Serendipity

For a person who enjoys good music as I do, there is so much good music out there. With the impeachment hearings going on I decided to see what the founding fathers might have been listening to if they had their streaming service. I typed in the wrong date, 1790 instead of 1787 and found this marvelous piece. I could have gone with traditional, the up start Mozart or the always in fashion Johann S Bach. Instead I clicked on this Italian composer I had never heard of before and found a wonderful piece of music.

We live in blessed times

What I have learned by doing this weekly music post is that there is so much good music. An orchestra could play every night all year long and never repeat themselves and never play an inferior piece They don’t. They repeat the same “important” composers in the same boring top 40’s style play list.

For something different as in “I never heard of this guy”

Enjoy, Jack

Bartolomeo Campagnoli, His Wiki