21 thoughts on “Sunday Jazz”

  1. the john (sebastion bach) of jazz

    jack, thanks for the ”something different” for a day no doubt that will live up to it the way things are going.

  2. Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) delivers a message to the residents of East Palestine, Ohio, following the train derailment.

  3. Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Donald Trump visiting East Palestine, Ohio, after the recent train derailment.

  4. speaking of going off the rails

    Revealed: the US is averaging one chemical accident every two days | US news | The Guardian

    Mike DeWine, the Ohio governor, recently lamented the toll taken on the residents of East Palestine after the toxic train derailment there, saying “no other community should have to go through this”.
    But such accidents are happening with striking regularity. A Guardian analysis of data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by non-profit groups that track chemical accidents in the US shows that accidental releases – be they through train derailments, truck crashes, pipeline ruptures or industrial plant leaks and spills – are happening consistently across the country.
    By one estimate these incidents are occurring, on average, every two days.
    “These kinds of hidden disasters happen far too frequently,” Mathy Stanislaus, who served as assistant administrator of the EPA’s office of land and emergency management during the Obama administration, told the Guardian. Stanislaus led programs focused on the cleanup of contaminated hazardous waste sites, chemical plant safety, oil spill prevention and emergency response.
    In the first seven weeks of 2023 alone, there were more than 30 incidents recorded by the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters, roughly one every day and a half. Last year the coalition recorded 188, up from 177 in 2021. The group has tallied more than 470 incidents since it started counting in April 2020.

    Map of reported chemical accidents in the US. Red icons indicate accidents from 1 January to 31 December 2022. Purple icons indicate accidents since 1 January 2023.

    Map of reported chemical accidents in the US created by Coalition To Prevent Chemical Disasters. Red icons indicate accidents from 1 January to 31 December 2022. Purple icons indicate accidents since 1 January 2023. Photograph: Coalition To Prevent Chemical Disasters

  5. bId – when I was not retired I worked for a program that was pure regulatory and data collection, by statute.  We were still developing the program and so had to post new changes to our regulations a couple times a year.  The “order” came down that for every new or changed regulation we had to remove three.  At least some person with vision realized the idiocy in that “order” and a lot of regulations that were no longer enforced or used by other programs were removed.

  6. Thank you Jack.  Excellent choice

    There is a very good documentary on his life and impact.  It’s available for streaming or on DVD

    Chasing Trane 

  7. There is no “away” to throw toxic stuff.

    bid, true enough. It just gets moved somewhere else. But better to move dirt than make the people move. Problem is when moving the dirt leaves contaminants in the water. 

  8. What a night it is for some people in Ukraine.  The terrorists are attacking right now, while we were texting.  Turn the geo function off and keep head down. They asked if I will come visit after the rebuild.  Sometimes you want to visit a lot earlier.  About the only thing that still works on me is my trigger finger.

  9. Trains. Always loved them. My Grandfather was a clerk for Southern Railway. Our 8th grade class rode the train from Birmingham to Montgomery to watch Lurleen Wallace (wife of George Wallace) be sworn in as governor – first woman governor in Alabama. (She was a place holder for George when he was term limited out). BTW, I disliked both of them intensely. And after 3 months hiking along the Appalachian Trail I rode the Amtrak Southern Crescent from Harpers Ferry WV to Birmingham, and have utilized the trains in, into and out of NYC for the past dozen years. Also spent 3 months on a EurailPass between London and Athens way back when. I love trains. Don’t love shitty US rail maintenance and wrecks that fuck up people’s lives. Oh, and City of New Orleans – goddamn genius song. Thanks to Steve Goodman (RIP) for that song.

  10. https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/26/politics/republican-debates-2024-chair-ronna-mcdaniel/index.html

    “Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Sunday that she expects 2024 GOP presidential contenders will have to sign a pledge to back the party’s ultimate nominee in order to participate in primary debates.”

    “I am Mitt Romney’s niece and I was appointed to the RNC by Donald Trump. And I would support both of them … if they were the nominee of our party over Joe Biden. But I don’t know if they would support each other,” she said.

    How are you going to hold them to it after they’ve made it to the debate stage?

    “Republicans who have launched presidential bids include former President Donald Trump, former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, but many more are signaling interest. Among them are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former secretary of state.”

    “A Trump campaign spokesperson told CNN later Sunday in response to McDaniel’s pledge expectation that “President Trump will support the Republican nominee because it will be him.”

    And if he’s not?

  11. Yes, the RNC is delusional.
    The media needs to correct their graphics when reporting in Ukraine.
    “War In Ukraine” is so passive as to be inaccurate.
    It’s  “The Russian War On Ukraine.”Point a damned finger when it’s due. 
    Yes, it’s Putin’s war, but he didn’t act alone; it’s Russia, at large. 

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