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02 January 2006 @ 11:07 pm
About last year . . .  

In Newsweek, that raving liberal, George F. Will had this (among other things) to say about 2oo5:

At home, the president's, and the nation's, disagreeable year can be summarized by three female names: Terri Schiavo, Harriet Miers and Katrina. The first involved grotesque overreaching by the federal government, undertaken by self-described conservatives whose action refuted their description. The second involved indifference to competence. The third displayed the consequences of incompetence. Abroad, Iraq illustrated one, two and three.

And so, as Kurt Vonnegut was wont to say, it goes …

 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin; The Parley of Instruments; Peter Holman; director: English Classical Vi
 
 
 
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on January 3rd, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
The odious Condoleezza Rice is indicative of the presidunce's ethical failures, too.

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin; The Parley of Instruments; Peter Holman; director: English Classical Vi

Are they playing any particular music you'd care to identify?
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on January 4th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)

Indeed—I don't know why Will neglected to mention her. Perhaps because she's a multi-year phenominon.

Music? Naw, they were just puttering around.

Er … um … well, actually, the disc contains three selections:

James Brooks, Concerto No.1 in D major
Thomas Linley Junior, Concerto in F major
Samuel Wesley, Concerto No.2 in D major

I think it was on the Wesley when I wrote the entry.

Is Thomas Linley Junior the same person as Thomas Linley the Younger? I get so confused …