Monthly Archives: December 2007

More Artistic Oppression

Geez Louise, not only is the political oppression in this country causing anti-war movies to tank at the box office, it’s affected the stage as well: The constitution and the ideals that once set the nation apart have been traded … Continue reading

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Incredibly Mean-Spirited Rant Follows

Since I’m more or less conservative politically, it follows that I must not only be stupid but also greedy, hypocritical and committed to theocracy, social injustice and the suppression of wimmin-‘n’-minorities. The truth makes no difference: the narrative has already … Continue reading

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The Privileged Class

Offered without comment: A state legislator claims he wasn’t invited to watch Auburn University battle the University of Alabama on Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium, so his game plan now is to invite Auburn to battle him in Montgomery County Circuit … Continue reading

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The Benevolent Yanqui

I’m getting to this late, but there was a heartwarming story in the New York Times about the wonderful effect of the U.S. embargo on Cuba has had on the ecology of that country and the dangers of it ending: … Continue reading

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Dancing With the One That Brought You

In 1971, the Ormandy recording of the Beethoven Ninth opened my eyes to the power and beauty of classical music. When CDs came out, I acquired two Karajan recordings, the 1983 and subsequently the 1977. Now there’s no question that … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Dog Caricatures

We also have a number of original caricatures drawn by the one and only Mike McCartney. McCartney is famous in the dog world for his original and very amusing artwork. Appearing frequently at shows, Mike will turn out a spot-on … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Dog Portrait

  Artist John Thomas Barry poses with his charcoal portrait of our boy Sarge (Soyara’s Ace of Spades). Mr. Barry saw Sarge at the Bluegrass Cluster shows in Lexington in 2006 and raved over what a good-looking fellow he was. … Continue reading

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