There is no longer any mutually agreed notion of what it means to be: An American.

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This household is no fan of your Mr Lincoln but we do stipulate as to his comment that a house divided against itself “cannot stand.”

Apropos of the current political climate in America, this household laments to say that the American household has, once again, reached that sad sub-division, at which, it cannot stand, as there is no longer any mutually agreed notion of what it means to be:

An American.

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Without such a mutual agreement of a notion of what it means to be an American, there can be no:

America.

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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Mohammedan ecstasy, carrying with it sweet scents of Arab Spring, now settles over the twin spires as Mubtaahij readies to wear Derby Roses 2015.

Condo Commando, ridden by Joel Rosario, will wear the winner’s lilies after the Friday, May 1, 2015 Kentucky Oaks.

CONDO COMMANDO (USA) dkb/br. F, 2012 {22-b} DP = 3-1-6-0-0 (10) DI = 2.33   CD = 0.70 – 6 Starts, 5 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $748,600

TIZ WONDERFUL (USA)
b. 2004
TIZNOW (USA)
dkb/br. 1997
CEES TIZZY (USA)
gr. 1987
RELAUNCH (USA)
gr. 1976
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
FOGGY NOTE (USA) gr. 1965 *
TIZLY (USA)
b. 1981
LYPHARD (USA) b. 1969 [C]
TIZNA (CHI) b. 1969
CEE’S SONG (USA)*
dkb/br. 1986
SEATTLE SONG (USA)
b. 1981
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)   dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
INCANTATION (USA) dkb/br. 1965
LONELY DANCER (CAN)
b. 1975
NICE DANCER (CAN) b. 1969
SLEEP LONELY (USA) dkb/br. 1970 *
EVIL (USA)
ch. 1998
HENNESSY (USA)
ch. 1993
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976 *
ISLAND KITTY (USA)
ch. 1976
HAWAII (SAF) b. 1964
T.C. KITTEN (USA) ch. 1969 *
LIT’L ROSE (USA)
ch. 1987
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)   ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
GIRLFRIEND (USA)
b. 1978
TOM ROLFE (USA) b. 1962 [CP]
DANCEALOT (USA) b. 1971
YEARLY REPORT (USA)
b. 2001
GENERAL MEETING (USA)
b. 1988
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
REASON TO EARN (USA) b. 1963
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA) b. 1963
FAIR CHARMER (USA) ch. 1959
ALYDARS PROMISE (USA)
ch. 1983
ALYDAR (USA)
ch. 1975 [C]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)   ch. 1961 [B]
SWEET TOOTH (USA) b. 1965 *
SUMMERTIME PROMISE (USA)
b. 1972
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
PRIDES PROMISE (USA) b. 1966
FISCAL YEAR (USA)
dkb/br. 1995
HALF A YEAR (USA)
ch. 1984
RIVERMAN (USA)
br. 1969 [IC]
NEVER BEND (USA) br. 1960 [BI]
RIVER LADY (USA) b. 1963
SIX MONTHS LONG (USA)
b. 1976
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
PRIME TIME (USA) br. 1959
FISCAL GOLD (USA)
b. 1990
SLEW O’ GOLD (USA)
b. 1980
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)   dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
ALLUVIAL (USA) ch. 1969 *
FISCAL FUN (USA)
b. 1980
FOOLISH PLEASURE (USA) br. 1972
FALAFEL (CAN) b. 1973
“Well when you’re sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac 

Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
~~ 

Ah, I’ll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon

And another girl to take my pain away.”
~~
 
The Rolling Stones:  Dead Flowers from the 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas
So very, so terribly very, soon after the Roses of the Derby Day have withered and are, but dead flowers, the name of the Derby winner will yet be assured of racing immortality.
Man has opinions, horses have facts.
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Back home in England, from whence the Derby comes, from whence, we all come, we have an expression that, if not categorically factual, at a minimum is a good bar to go by:
~~
We say that:
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Blood will out.
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Gentlemen:
 
 
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First things first:
 
 
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Ladies go…first.
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On Friday, before the Saturday Run for the Roses, Girls run for the Lilies.
 Believe You Can and Rosie Napravnik, the first female jockey to ride the Kentucky Oaks winner!
The ladies have their own Derby, called the Kentucky Oaks, on Friday, 1st May, 2015.
Girls can compete in the Derby but the race is traditionally considered to be a showcase for future stallion prospects:
 
 
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That is one of the prime reasons why Derby exists:
 
 
~~
 
 
With an eye towards future baby horses in the unending cycle of life of the race horse:
~~
 
 
 
 
Birth, racing, breeding, death and re-birth, through the generations on generations, inherited.
~~
 
 
 
That is at least, for the traditionalists among us:
 
~~
 
 
I am so sad to say that many other race goers view our wonderful enterprise as an arithmetical exercise involving numbers on a page.
 
 
~~
 
 
Attention, mes amis:
 
 
 
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Horse racing is about:
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BEAUTY.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Beauty in the flesh.  Beauty on the hoof.  Beauty in motion.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
Horse racing has nothing to do with:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Numbers on a page.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
At least for the traditionalists among us.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
If a girl competes in Derby, she gets 5 pound off and leaves with 121 pound instead of the flat 126 pound carried by boy horses in the Derby.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Three girl horses have won the Kentucky Derby:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Regret, Genuine Risk and Winning Colors:
 
 
 
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The latter two, in our lifetimes.
 
 
 
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This year, take a second trust, rob banks, sell narcotics, sell your daughters and nieces into the white slave trades and bet it ALL on:
  
Condo Commando 
 
 
 
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To win the Kentucky Oaks, May 1, 2015.
DEL MAR, Calif. – The broken foot bone suffered by jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga on Friday jeopardizes not only his mounts Saturday at Saratoga, including Orb in the Travers Stakes, but a full slate of races Sunday at Del Mar, including Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic and Goldencents in the Pat O'Brien.
Condo Commando will be ridden by the unflappable, Joel Rosario and, between them, they will go gangbusters and make:
YOU…
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Money, hunney.
 
It won’t be much money, just a little happy meal, to get you ready for the big dance on Saturday in the:
 
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Kentucky Derby, in which race, we see these factors now dawning:
 The Associated Press
 
Mohammedan ecstasy, carrying with it Arab Spring, now settles over the twin spires  as Mubtaahij readies to wear Derby Roses 2015.
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A close call, a fierce fight…Sometimes, getting beat is the best way to whet your appetite for later victory. 
MUBTAAHIJ (IRE) b. C, 2012 {4-r} DP = 1-0-2-0-1 (4) DI = 1.00   CD = 0.00 – 7 Starts, 4 Wins, 1 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: £1,346,252 in GB/UAE
DUBAWI (IRE)
b. 2002
DUBAI MILLENNIUM (GB)
b. 1996
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
dkb/br. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
CON GAME (USA)*
dkb/br. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BROADWAY (USA) b. 1959 *
COLORADO DANCER (IRE)
dkb/br. 1986
SHAREEF DANCER (USA)
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
SWEET ALLIANCE (USA) b. 1974 *
FALL ASPEN (USA)*
ch. 1976
PRETENSE (USA) br. 1963 [C]
CHANGE WATER (USA) ch. 1969
ZOMARADAH (GB)
br. 1995
DEPLOY (GB)
b. 1987
SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
br. 1975 [CP]
MILL REEF (USA)   b. 1968 [CS]
HARDIEMMA (GB) b. 1969
SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS (USA)*
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
WHERE YOU LEAD (USA) ch. 1970 *
JAWAHER (IRE)
b. 1989
DANCING BRAVE (USA)
b. 1983
LYPHARD (USA)   b. 1969 [C]
NAVAJO PRINCESS (USA) b. 1974
HIGH TERN (IRE)
gr. 1982
HIGH LINE (GB) ch. 1966
SUNBITTERN (GB) gr. 1970
PENNEGALE (IRE)
b. 1998
PENNEKAMP (USA)
b. 1992
BERING (GB)
ch. 1983
ARCTIC TERN (USA)
ch. 1973
SEA-BIRD (FR) ch. 1962 [S]
BUBBLING BEAUTY (USA) ch. 1961
BEAUNE (FR)
ch. 1974
LYPHARD (USA)   b. 1969 [C]
BARBRA (FR) br. 1969
CORAL DANCE (FR)
b. 1978
GREEN DANCER (USA)
br. 1972
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
GREEN VALLEY (FR) dkb/br. 1967
CARVINIA (FR)
b. 1970
DIATOME (GB) br. 1962
CORALINE (FR) b. 1957
GALE WARNING (IRE)
b. 1988
LAST TYCOON (IRE)
b. 1983
TRY MY BEST (USA)
b. 1975
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
SEX APPEAL (USA) ch. 1970 *
MILL PRINCESS (IRE)
b. 1977
MILL REEF (USA)   b. 1968 [CS]
IRISH LASS (GB) b. 1962
GAY APPAREL (CAN)
dkb/br. 1975
UP SPIRITS (USA)
b. 1961
TURN-TO (USA) b. 1951 [BI]
SPRING RUN (USA) b. 1948 *
BRIEF ATTIRE (CAN)
b. 1962
MENETRIER (FR) br. 1944
CHORUS BEAUTY (CAN) b. 1954
 
 
And, so we go now, on to the boys of Saturday afternoon, 2nd May, 2015 and their date with the ROSES…~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A star is born:
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Horse play
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Baby Mubtaahij
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As, seeing is believing, attend closely to this race in the desert:
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Arabic Ecstasy…Mubtaahij is bred and inbred to so much royal racing blood that it would be easier to list the Kings and Queens of our sport to whom he is not blood kin.
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As all our Nana’s told us:
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Blood will:
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OUT.
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Andrew Beyer alone can stop Mubtaahij from winning the Roses May 2, 2015.
 
 
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Be cautioned:
 
 
 
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Andrew can, and often has, proven, a very powerful impediment to a horse with rose-colored blinkers on.
 
 
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You know our Andrew, nice Jewish boy Andrew, who, by very odd legerdemain, inherited the, abruptly vanished, Gentlemanly Jewish boy, Gerald Strine’s, newspaper column in the Washington Post.
 
 
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Andrew is the quintessential Washington boy:
 
 
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Hired and paid, rather well we understand, to do something, the particularities of which:
 
 
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Andrew knows nothing about at all.
 
 
 
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Think of him as a contemporary politician.
 
 
 
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Andrew broke into racing;
 
 
 
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Can that possibly be the correct phrase to describe what happened?
 
 
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By writing a book called “Picking winners,” which is, at a minimum, comedic, as:
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Our Andrew can neither write, nor pick winners.
 
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Again, the quintessential Washington man.
 
 
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As point of reference, our Andrew bet against Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid, to cover the high points of the 1970’s alone.
 
 
 
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To our best recollection, our Andrew has, never, ever, bet on a winning Derby horse that he has endorsed in his little newspaper column.
 
 
 
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EVER.
 
 
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In his book, Andrew makes the classic, and sad mistake, of attempting to reduce our dazzling enterprise called racing to:
 
 
 
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An arithmetical exercise!!
 
 
 
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How dismal, Andrew!!
 
 
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Racing is about, beauty, power, blood lines and luck, and never about arithmetic.
 
 
 
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Of course Andrew is a Washington man and of course, his little arithmetic equations are now adopted, you guessed it, wholesale, as Scripture, into the lexicon and newspapers of the racing business, in which horses are assigned this mind-numbing calculation:
 
 
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A Beyer Speed Figure!!
 
 
 
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A number that, by justice, ought to eliminate the highest Beyer number from any and all consideration.
 
 
 
 
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Selecting winning horses, as with many other enterprises, is a process of elimination:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Hence:
 
 
 
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The Kentucky Derby is affirmation for one horse, brought on by the elimination of the other horses in the race.
 
 
 
 
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That’s it:
 
 
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That’s all there is to it all.
 
 
 
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As we know in the clubhouse far better here than do most, that, as government ought not be run as a business, as government is not and has never been intended to be a business but rather a necessary evil, arithmetic has no place in racing which is about:
 
 
 
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Beauty.
 
 
 
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Today we were to the doctor, lovely girl, Polish, and of course, Catholic, who grew up in Warsaw under the Communists, who said to us:
 
 
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“John Begg, everybody knows that Herrenfrau Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016.”
 
 
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We are old softies here, in our clubhouse, for pretty girls, so, we didn’t laugh, we simply said:
 
 
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“OH!!
 
 
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Doctor dearest, we’ve heard that tune, it was popular when you were a young girl in Poland in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
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The tune was released back then as:
 
 
 
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“The Inevitability of Hillary 2008.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The tune had a catchy toe tap to it, but the story line, somehow just didn’t work out.
 
 
 
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So sorry, love.”
 
 
 
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As with our Andrew’s ham handed attempts to reduce the beauty of our sparkling sport of racing to arithmetic, there are many in this, not pretty city, who would reduce politics to number counts and arithmetic as well, unaware that:
 
 
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Politics is most appropriately about having startlingly good ideas and about making direct appeals to:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Raw emotion.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Yes, we said:
 
 
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Appeals to raw EMOTION.
 
 
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Shortly, you, my dears will have our Andrew’s note about the Inevitability of his Derby winner for 2015.

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Then, we will all know for certain, as, if our Andrew picks poor Mubtaahij, the horse will be either struck in the head by lightning just after leaving starter’s gate, or drop poor
Frenchman Christophe Soumillion, a really world class lad, over the fence on Clubhouse Turn, or snap one, or both, forelegs, or, run a good, solid 19th all the way round.
 
 
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It is our concomitant custom here to pick a number of back up possibilities to militate against Andrew Beyer’s picking our horse and, in so doing, destroying our horse’s chances at Derby Roses, but Beyer simply hasn’t the requisite creative imagination necessary to pick a Mohammedan race horse, so that mitigates against the need to have a reserve horse to fall stall the harrowing calamity a Beyer pick might bring our Mubtaahij.  
 
 

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YOUNG JOHN DANIEL BEGG’S

 

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“MAGNIFICENT IMPOSSIBILITY”

 

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Posted on 1st  May, 2015, Friday by  under Society
 
 
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That Magnificent Impossibility:

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Here, achieved!!

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My dears, when I was young, long, long, years now, I had but 2 ambitions:

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To be a great writer and an even better race rider.

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Few get to live their dreams.

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Most of us are relegated to watching, in grief and some sadness, as others realize our dreams for us.

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Before the savage combat, the Derby is led off, at parade to the post, by a song that, if it does not bring a tear to the eye, is evidence prima facie of one’s having no heart or emotion of any kind.

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Attend, please:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHhTeD5mcA

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“My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics

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State Song of Kentucky – Contemporary lyrics (1986)
Originally by Stephen Foster
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The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home,
‘Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn-top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom
While the birds make music all the day.
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The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy and bright;
By ‘n’ by hard times comes a knocking at the door,
Then My Old Kentucky Home, good night!
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Chorus
~~
 
 
Weep no more my lady
Oh!! weep no more today;
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away.
 
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Blood on the turf~~blood on the saddle~~

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Be it running in tumult and sweet triumph:

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In fully extended  motion.

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Or spilt and shattered in painful passion:

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Is royal, noble, pure, blue blood come Derby Day.

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The great John Steinbeck described the Kentucky Derby as “one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things” he had ever experienced.

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The Kentucky Derby, run first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs beneath the Twin Spires, is:

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What the irrepressible horseman and social gadabout, John Daniel Begg, long ago christened:

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“That Magnificent Impossibility.”

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The Kentucky Derby

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This year, That Magnificent Impossibility, looms May 2nd 2015.

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The Kentucky Derby is, beyond reasoned argument, the most enchanting of all social and sporting events in the American calendar.

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It is over in 2 minutes.

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The Derby  is colorful, dramatic, thrilling, awe-inspiring and absolutely impossible to suss out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_ZbX60Oa4

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The horses who compete in the Derby are babies.

~~

The race is limited to 3 year olds:

~~

But many are not even full that tender age.

~~

All thoroughbreds have their birthday on January 1st, so, conceivably, a horse could be one minute old in real life and yet a full year old the next minute.

~~

Conversely, one would like one’s horse born as early on New Year’s Day as possible.

~~

Just a minute past the champagne.

~~

Both outcomes are unlikely as the foaling cycle is in spring.

~~

But just when in Spring is important.

~~

One will have a “young three” or an “old three,” dependent upon one’s luck.

~~

The difference of a few months is terribly important as the horses running in Derby are well off of being fully mature.

~~

An age reached at full 4 years.

~~

And many are just coming into themselves:

~~

While others developed very young, already made their flash in the pan, and are already past their prime periods.

~~

They peaked too soon.

~~

By Derby Day they are what we call “jaded.”

~~

Over raced.

~~

Off peak.

~~

Worn, wan, frayed and just plain tired.

Princess Michael of Kent, June 7, 2014 in John Boyd | Royal Hats

As with everything else of consequence to the Americans, The Derby:

~~

Child of the English:

~~

Dar~~BY

Princess Michael of Kent, June 7, 2014 in John Boyd | Royal Hats

Called after Lord Dar~By,

~~

The English Darby 2014 won by the remarkable colt, in the purple jacket:

called….Australia:

Pre-race favorite Australia (center) on his way to victory in the Epsom Derby

On the subject of tests of champions, consider that:

~~

The English Dar~By, a quarter mile longer than the American Derby, in addition, is finished going:

~~~

UPHILL!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ubnb3Y3800

“You’re sublime, you’re a turkey dinner.
You’re the time, of the Dar~by winner.”
 
Cole Porter
You’re the top.
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Well before we were born a nation, the English Dar~by is imitative of the English version of doing things.

~~

Here, Her Majesty, appears keen on taking some flyers at Epson, home of the English Dar~by, with quite a good deal of seriousness.

~~

Bravo, Mam!!

Queen Elizabeth, June 7, 2014 in Angela Kelly | Royal Hats

Shades of purple seemed the order of the day at the 2014 English Dar~By for both the winning jockey and Queen Herself.

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Called, appropriately, The Sport of Kings, horse racing in America, and for that matter in England, is nevertheless  dominated on the one end by very poor men with holes in their soles, who support the business on the gray days of winter and on through the year.  At the high-end, by the silk hat crowd, who, in America and England, come out for the big dances–most notably:

~~

The senior prom.

~~

The big dance.

~~

The one that counts.

~~

The Kentucky Derby here and the Epson Dar~by over the water.

~~

On first Saturday, May, deep within the American middle orders, men of modest ambition and riches, and yet, far, far, worse taste in suits than their English cousins, succumb to Derby fever and to:

~~

That Magnificent Impossibility.

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Some such:

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US Presidents are fans of the Kentucky Derby

Posted: October 2nd, 2012

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The Kentucky Derby is rich in tradition and can be considered one of our nation’s greatest sporting events. So great, in fact, several of our nation’s Presidents have attended the Derby, one while in office. The Derby ties run even deeper when we examine details of those Presidential race fans visits. Here are some facts about our Commanders in Chief you might not know:

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Harry Truman.

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    • Kentucky Governor Earle Clements invited the President to attend the 75th running of the Derby in 1949. In a letter declining the invitation, Truman stated that he would like to attend “another Kentucky Derby” someday, because it was a spectacle he had enjoyed in the past. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 3550)
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      • In a letter to a Kentucky friend, Truman pays tribute to the Derby as one of several great Kentucky traditions, although he does not mention attending the event. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 2575)
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    • A pair of “Kentucky Derby cups” were presented to the President and the First Lady around March of 1952. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 9-G)
 
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Lyndon Johnson

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  • Senator Lyndon Johnson described his visit to the 1952 Kentucky Derby as “my day off”. (Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/4/1952)
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  • Johnson in 1952: As Senator attending the Derby, he was said to be “uncommunicative” saying “I’m not talking. This is my day off.” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
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Richard Nixon

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    • Nixon in 1968: attended the champagne toast for the winners with Kentucky Governor Louis B. Nunn and Churchill Downs President Wathen Knebelkamp. (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
 
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  • Nixon in 1969: Several accounts say that he was touting the eventual winner Majestic Prince, which hailed from Nixon’s native California. As Majestic Prince crossed the finish line, Nixon apparently yelled, “He won, he won!” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
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  • When Nixon attended in 1969, it was not immediately known whether or not he placed a bet on a horse. He said he would “take the California horse” (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
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  • Nixon in 1969: He said, “I’m going to savor this race, Kentucky style” when asked whether or not he would try a mint julep. His usual drink was Scotch and soda. (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
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  • Nixon in 1969: He watched the sixth race on Derby Day with California Governor Ronald Reagan. (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
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  • Nixon in 1969: There are conflicting reports as to whether or not Nixon actually bet. In 1978, John V. Brennan, assistant to Nixon, claimed someone else placed a bet on Majestic Prince and gave the ticket to Nixon. (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
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    • Nixon in 1969: “Security was tight from the spires on down to the tulip beds and over in the barn area. Secret Service men, whose serious mien was indistinguishable from that of the normal race track player, inconspicuously infiltrated Churchill Downs long before Richard Nixon became the first President of the United States to witness the Kentucky Derby. Louisville police, Kentucky state police, National Guard troops, Churchill Downs security guards, and Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau agents co-ordinated security efforts with walkie-talkies to insure protection, not only of the President, but of the Republican governors whose spring conference in Lexington was concluded the day before the Kentucky Derby.” (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
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Gerald Ford

  • Gerald Ford has attended more Derbys than any former president with his wife, Betty. He stated that Genuine Risk was his favorite Derby winner. In 1989, said “We’ve always been thrilled with the excitement of the Kentucky Derby. It is one of the great American sporting events.” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
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Jimmy Carter

  • Carter in 1983: spent a lot of time with Kentucky breeder Tom Gentry. On Derby Day, Gentry lost Laffit Pincay, Jr. as the rider for Flag Admiral in the fourth race. Carter accompanied Gentry to the jockeys’ room to find a replacement rider. Apparently, Carter impressed many in the jocks’ room with his command of Spanish. (1993 Souvenir Magazine)
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  • Carter in 1983: apparently had placed a bet on Flag Admiral on Derby Day. The colt ran in the Preakness two weeks later with Carter as part owner. Apparently, Carter stipulated that any financial gain from the investment go the Carter Library in Atlanta. (1993 Souvenir Magazine)
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George H.W. Bush

  • George H.W. Bush attended the Derby in 1993, 1995 and 2000. In 1995, he bet on two horses for the Derby but kept his picks to himself. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 5/7/1995)
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  • George H.W. Bush in 1993: wore a red, white and blue tie with stars, stripes and a Texas longhorn. His pick for the race was Personal Hope because the owners, Lee and Debi Lewis, were from Lubbock, Texas. (Personal Hope finished 4th.) Bush presented the trophy for the Churchill Downs Handicap. (Blood-Horse, 5/8/1993)
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  • George H.W. Bush in 1993: Apparently had been betting and losing all day but said he would “…make it all back in the Derby.” He didn’t, as he bet on Union City, which finished 15th. (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
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  • George H.W. Bush in 2000: Won big by betting on his friend Will Farish’s horse, Secret Status, in the Oaks; declined to say whether or not he placed a Derby bet saying “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. (The Courier-Journal, 5/7/2000)
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Bill Clinton

  • Clinton in 1994: Clinton never attended but was the first president to call and congratulate the winner of the Derby (Go for Gin, 1994). (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
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George W. Bush

  • George W. Bush in 2000: Attended as Texas governor; appeared in the paddock and made a presentation in the winner’s circle; dined in the Skye Terrace with his father, former president George H.W. Bush; said to press “I don’t think I’ll be wagering too much. This is a great day. It’s a spectacle.” (The Blood Horse, 5/13/2000)
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  • George W. Bush in 2000: “I’m really glad I came. The energy of the crowd is magnificent, the horses are beautiful. It’s a fantastic experience.” (Thoroughbred Times, 5/13/2000)
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  • George W. Bush in 2000: “I’m not a good bettor-I’m not against betting-I’m just against losing money, especially my own. You should have seen me 20 years ago. I would have been betting and drinking out here all day.” (Thoroughbred Times, 5/13/2000)
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  • George W. Bush in 2000: Said he did not bet, but if had it would have been on The Deputy, which was “an interesting story”. (The Courier-Journal, 5/7/2000)
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I am asked the winner of this year’s:

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Magnificent Impossibility, and very appropriately so, as I thought that name of it!!

 
 
 
TREVE!!!!
Pedigree of Treve, bay filly, 2010[15]
SIRE
MOTIVATOR (GB)
B. 2002
Montjeu (IRE)
b. 1996
Sadler’s Wells
b. 1981
Northern Dancer*
Fairy Bridge
Floripedes
b. 1985
Top Ville
Toute Cy
Out West
b. 1994
Gone West
b. 1984
Mr. Prospector
Secrettame
Chellingoua
b. 1983
Sharpen Up
Uncommitted
DAM
TREVISE (FR)
B. 2000
Anabaa (USA)
b. 1992
Danzig
b. 1977
Northern Dancer*
Pas de Nom
Balbonella
b. 1984
Gay Mecene
Bamieres
Trevillari
b. 1987
Riverman
b. 1969
Never Bend
River Lady
Trevilla
b. 1981
Lyphard
Trillion

Note: b. = Bay

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Above:
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Winning,the 2014 L’Arc.
 
For the second year in a row!!
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Le Gran Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, a Longchamps, a Paris, 2014.
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The greatest race on The Continent, run each year, during L’Arc weekend, first weekend of October.
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TREVE–L’Arc winner, 2014
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Racing is:
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So brilliantly, so ferociously, so savagely, fast.
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So exhilarating.  So terrifying.  So terribly dangerous.
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Mr. Steinbeck was right to remark:
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” The most beautiful and violent and satisfying thing”
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Mr Steinbeck had ever experienced.
 
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Let us pray that it be God’s will that all who race and ride be spared the violent savagery that can, and does, attend this most beautiful of God’s Sports, even as many others have not been so spared in the going of :
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That happy, colorful event, that beautiful race:
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That Magnificent Impossibility.
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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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Have you Garfinckeled today?

Have you Garfinckeled today?

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Love’s Labour Lost:

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A memory this morning of:

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My Washington when she was really a great little town.

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***I here commence to quote from an article published in “Streets,” concerning the wonderful, magical, store called Julius Garfinckel’s and Company and I thank “Streets” for a job well done in recording a memory of another time, another place, called Washington, in a far, far better time, a time before the time of now, in a far, far better place than that which is called:

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The present time in the present place.***

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Garfinckel’s, Washington’s Fashion Arbiter

The retail enterprise founded by Julius Garfinckle (1874-1936) in 1905 was a relative latecomer to the city’s department store field. Woodies, Lansburgh’s, the Palais Royal, Kann’s, Goldenberg’s, and Hecht’s all were established by the 1890s, making for a saturated and highly competitive market by the turn of the new century. But Garfinckle’s store (he later changed his and the store’s name to Garfinckel) carved out a unique, high-end niche and held on to it for 85 years, cultivating generations of dedicated shoppers who depended on the store for the trendiest and classiest apparel. When Garfinckel’s finally declared bankruptcy and closed in 1990, it was a heart-wrenching experience for employees and customers alike.

The former Garfinckel’s building as it appears today (photo by the author).

Born in Syracuse, New York, Garfinckle went to Colorado as a young man, hoping to strike a fortune in silver mining. Instead he became a clerk in a dry goods store. He moved to Washington in 1899, where he found employment with Parker, Bridget & Company, a prominent fashion-oriented dry goods store at 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. As a buyer for that store’s women’s clothing department, Garfinckle traveled frequently to New York and learned all the ins and outs of the retail fashion industry.

In 1905 Garfinckle set out on his own with the founding of his namesake store, which occupied the bottom floor of a seven-floor building at 1226 F Street NW. With his Parker Bridget experience and contacts, Garfinckle was able to fill his new store with “a carefully selected stock of women’s suits, cloaks, furs, &c, together with imported novelties and specialties,” according to the Washington Post, which observed that the new store’s “popularity is already assured.” In keeping with the expectations of his high-end customers, Garfinckle made sure that each received exceptional personal attention.

Garfinckle’s original store (Source: DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post).

The Post‘s early prediction of success soon came true. Garfinckle’s gradually filled all seven floors of its host building, an odd-looking structure that was originally half-built to allow for future expansion. Within a few years Garfinckle’s booming business led him to take over the two-story space on the corner previously occupied by Brentano’s bookstore and then to build out the missing floors above it.

But even that complete building wasn’t big enough, and by the 1920s, after Garfinckel changed the spelling of his name, he had his sights set on constructing a grand new building better fitting his prestigious business. He began assembling as much property as he could at the northwest corner of 14th and F Streets NW, and in 1928 announced plans for an imposing new 8-story building.

Like many a modern-day developer, Garfinckel immediately ran afoul of the city’s zoning regulations. He had planned for the full 130-foot elevation of his building to extend out to the property line, but new zoning rules adopted in 1927 required a setback for the floors above 110 feet. Protesting the requirement, Garfinckel’s attorneys pointed out that the newly-completed National Press Building, located cater-corner to the site, had no setback. However, that building had been completed in 1927, just before the new rule took effect. When finally constructed, the Garfinckel building dutifully included the required setback.

The Garfinckel’s building in 1955 (Source: DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post).

The beautiful Garfinckel’s building, which Mrs. Herbert Hoover officially opened in October 1930, reflected the store’s carefully cultivated air of sophisticated elegance. Designed by the New York firm of Starrett and Van Vleck (no lowly Washington architect would do for this building), its stately limestone facade was in a restrained classical style, embracing the clean lines of art deco but avoiding any unseemly exuberance. Inside it sported the latest amenities, including a “scientifically” controlled system of cleverly hidden ducts and vents that would provide both warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer (amazing!) as well as cold storage for the furs of Washington’s most fashionable women, a system of conveyor belts for sending parcels down to delivery vans, and even an automatic sprinkler system for fire protection. It was a very advanced building indeed.

Julius Garfinckel, the lord of this impressive fiefdom, was by all accounts a very likable individual. Everyone said he had a great sense of humor, and he made a point of walking the entire store and visiting with each employee every day. He knew and asked about everybody’s family members. He was similarly charming and attentive with all his customers, even going out of his way at times to see to their individual needs. If he were in Paris on a buying trip, for example, he might select a special dress for the planned wedding of a customer’s daughter. Loyal customers came to revere Garfinckel and defer to him without question in matters of fashion and taste, making him a rock star in DC’s small world of haute couture.

Julius Garfinckel (Source: Library of Congress).

Garfinckel was distinctly eccentric as well, but that only added to his mystique as a fashion arbiter. Without exception, he never attended dinner parties or other social events. As the National Register nomination for the Garfinckel’s building explains, “He was reportedly a teetotaler and a vegetarian, who stood on tiptoes when talking to customers to compensate for his small stature, and rushed to wash his hands after shaking hands with visitors.” Never married, he lived first in an apartment at the Burlington Hotel at 1120 Vermont Avenue NW and later in a suite at the exclusive Hay-Adams Hotel on Lafayette Square. His sole known diversion was horseback riding, and he could be seen at times on the trails of Rock Creek Park. President Calvin Coolidge, another famously reserved individual, sometimes accompanied him.

Single-mindedly dedicated to his store, Garfinckel worked long hours and often on weekends and holidays. He took advantage of the eighth-floor setback that he was forced to include in his new building and had his desk placed outdoors under an awning on the balcony from early spring to late fall. Distracted reporters in the National Press Building opposite could watch in fascination as an endless parade of pretty women would come out on the balcony to model new clothes for Garfinckel’s personal approval. He was as uncompromising as he was eccentric, insisting that Garfinckel’s be the exclusive outlet for any and all of its merchandise. He instructed his managers to immediately discontinue any item found to be on sale at another D.C. store.

When Garfinckel died in 1936 after a bout with pneumonia, the loss was widely lamented. While noting that he was “of a retiring disposition” and “not particularly socially inclined,” The Post noted that his obvious business accomplishments “did not overshadow his outstanding work in many civic and charitable organizations and movements in Washington.” His philanthropic streak was borne out in his will, which left the bulk of his $6 million fortune to charity, including theYWCA, which was to establish a home and school, named after his mother, to support “worthy women under the necessity of earning their own livelihood.” The Harrison Center for Career Education continues to this day as a component of the local YWCA.

Garfinckel had been the sole owner of his store, and after his death changes inevitably occurred, included an eagerly anticipated public stock offering in 1939 that was to pay very well for its savvy investors. The store changed in subtler ways as well. Garfinckel had insisted that the mannequins in the display windows be headless and armless because he thought full human figures distracted from looking at the clothes; this policy was soon dropped under the new regime.

The Greenbrier Restaurant in 1948 (Source: Library of Congress).

Another notable change was the opening of the Greenbrier Garden tea room on the fifth floor in 1940. Beginning early in the century, most department stores featured tea rooms—casual restaurants where women could gather and socialize over sandwiches and cakes—as a fundamental amenity. The Woodies tea room, for example, was famous and much-loved. Garfinckel’s was unusual in not having such an eatery when it first opened, but in typical fashion, Garfinckel’s sought to be more elegant and sophisticated than any of the others when it finally decided to launch its own tea room. Designed by the New York firm of William and Harrell, specialists in department store tea room planning, the new 100-seat Greenbrier drew rave reviews. The modernistic “garden” layout included a grass-green floor and blond furniture upholstered in a flowery variety of pasteled chartreuse, rose, purple, and peacock. A fancy trellis held potted flowers, and a large potted palm sat in the middle of the room. The custom tables had shelves for pocketbooks and were fitted with trays at each setting so that it would be quick and easy for the waitresses to remove and replace the dishes. Customers paid 60 cents as they entered and were assigned to a numbered table where a trio of waitresses rapidly—but graciously!—served them. Even the waitresses were chosen to fit in with the design scheme: all were redheads, decked out in blue blouses and candy-striped peasant skirts.

Your 60 cents bought you a choice of five “salad entrees,” a beverage, and a cake or pastry from a cart that was wheeled past your table. During afternoon tea, the fee dropped to 50 cents and included your choice of sandwiches or “tea salads,” beverage and pastry. At the eatery’s press preview, a fashion show was held that included a chic Native-American-inspired outfit complete with feather headdress and handmade jewelry from a western reservation. Supposedly the feather headdress was “functional for keeping the wind from blowsy-ing your hair,” according to Katherine Smith of the Times-Herald. No word on how well it sold.

A match cover with a gilt finish (undated), as was placed at each table setting in the Greenbrier (author’s collection).

The Greenbrier quickly became an exclusive Washington institution that continued for fifty years (until Garfinckel’s closed), an extraordinary run for a Washington restaurant. As a luncheon haven for well-to-do socialites, it had a distinctly conservative bent. In fact, when its concessionaire filed for a permit to serve alcohol in 1969, the move was protested by the Washington chapter of the Women’s’ Christian Temperance Union. Arguing that the Greenbrier was “just about the only place you can go for lunch in the downtown area and not be met with a rowdy crowd,” the WCTU’s local president argued that there was no need to taint the venerable old tea room with alcohol. She also threatened that her 600 D.C. members would boycott Garfinckel’s if alcohol were served at the Greenbrier, which she implied would be a substantial blow. Nevertheless, the Greenbrier got its permit—the first for a D.C. department store—and theEvening Star soon observed that remarkably “no unlady-like tipplers have had to be mopped up from the corner of 14th and F Streets.” In fact, one in every four customers was ordering a drink, and in that heyday of cocktails they were Whiskey Sours, Manhattans, Martinis, Old Fashioneds, Pink Ladies, Sidecars, and Daiquiris, in that order of popularity. “Women are embarrassed to go where there are a lot of men,” one patron remarked to the Star‘s reporter, “but we like to be able to have a cocktail occasionally when we’re downtown shopping.”

Ultimately, the only way to be truly exclusive is to exclude people, and Garfinkel’s, like many other Washington institutions of its day, did just that. It was a whites-only enterprise until forced to give up the policy by the success of the civil rights movement. Speaking to the New York Times in 1988, Elsie M. Monroe, who came to Washington in 1951, remembered the store bitterly: “I am from Richmond, the Gateway to the South, and I never remember being turned away from a store there. But blacks could not shop at Garfinckel’s…You had the money; the money was the color green, but your money would not spend in that store.” Boycotted along with other downtown department stores in the late 1950s, Garfinckel’s didn’t hire its first African-American clerks until the early 1960s. Many blacks refused to shop at Garfinckel’s even after it dropped its discriminatory practices.

A Garfinckel’s advertisement from the 1960s.

Garfinckel’s had its best days in the 1940s and 1950s. An article in the New York Times in 1961 called it the arbiter of tastes in the capital and rattled off all the famous people that had been outfitted there, beginning with Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and including all the first ladies through the elegant Jackie Kennedy. Visiting queens and other dignitaries shopped there as well. A bevy of models was once sent to Blair House so that King Saud of Saud Arabia could see a special collection of fur coats on live models. Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Mollie Parnis dress came from Garfinckel’s, as did Mrs. Robert Kennedy’s Christian Dior and Norman Norell dresses. Even Mme. Hervé Alphand, wife of the French Ambassador, had her hair done at the Garfinckel salon.

The business grew steadily over the years. Garfinckel’s opened its first branch store in Spring Valley in 1942 and steadily expanded into the suburbs beginning with a store at the new Sevens Corner Shopping Center in Virginia—the first suburban shopping mall in the D.C. area—in 1956. Garfinckel’s would eventually have eight locations throughout the region. The company also started acquiring other businesses beginning in 1946 when it bought Brooks Brothers, the prestigious New York clothier, from the great great grandson of Henry Sands Brooks, who had opened his first store in 1818. The company later bought the DePinna fashion stores, also in New York City, and a Richmond, Virginia, department store chain, Miller & Rhoads, in 1967, which made the company as a whole larger even than Woodies in sales volume. Then in 1977 it acquired the Ann Taylor chain, a trendy fashion retailer that had been founded in 1954.

Logo from the 1970s. Garfinckel’s original logo was in pink and gray.

But things began to change in the 1970s as Garfinckel’s executives attempted to “modernize” the venerable store that had lived for so long off of its distinguished heritage and impeccable credentials. Fellow downtown department stores were suffering, and some, including Lansburgh’s and Kann’s, had gone out of business, prompting nervousness about the need to appeal to a broader clientele. Indicative of change were the new “verité” display windows adopted in 1976.Post reporter Nina Hyde observed a Garfinckel’s window laid out with female mannequins dressed in work clothes, a cigarette dangling from the lips of one, a ladder and tools scattered about, and paint splashed on the window. A Garfinckel’s patron in a navy linen suit and pumps passed by. “They’ve lost their minds,” she remarked.

And so it seemed they had. The company spiraled into financial peril as management changes put it in serious jeopardy. Even as it made money and talked of further expansion and acquisitions in the late 1970s, it began to “attract the sharks,” as Post columnist Rudolph Pyatt later explained. In 1981 New York-based Allied Stores, Inc., acquired Garfinckel’s in a hostile takeover. Allied, in turn, was acquired by a Canadian firm in 1986, which promptly spun off Garfinckel’s to help pay for the acquisition. Garfinckel’s by this point was languishing, an old-fashioned store with no one to breathe new life into it. As bidders circled, there was talk of selling the majestic building at 14th and F Streets NW, and preservationists grew concerned. Late in 1987 Raleigh’s Stores, Inc., bought Garfinckel’s and promptly fired six of its top executives. Preservationists, including the D.C. Preservation League, ensured that the flagship main building was quickly designated an historic landmark in 1988, but that didn’t stop Raleigh’s from selling the building and leasing back space to keep the store running. But Garfinckel’s was fatally unprofitable by then, its assets plundered to finance the wheeling and dealing of corporate raiders. It finally filed for bankruptcy and closed in 1990.

The Garfinckel’s building in 1990. Photo by Betty Bird, from the National Register nomination.

Having embraced the pinnacle of Washington’s social life for so long, Garfinckel’s loss seemed to mark the passing of an old order. Everyone remembered above all the high level of service, the quality goods. My father used to rave about how expertly the Garfinckel’s staff would fit shoes or suits. Women remembered buying wedding dresses there, being seated and waited upon with elegant fashions brought to them to inspect. All gone. As the Post‘s Kara Fisher wrote in June 1990, the store’s going-out-of-business sale was the ultimate insult, a chaotic madhouse of angry customers, blaring orange discount signs, frazzled clerks—everything that Garfinckel’s had scrupulously avoided over its long and distinguished career.

The first floor sales area in 1990. Photo by Betty Bird, from the National Register nomination.

There followed several years of wrangling over the fate of the store’s landmark building, which was zoned exclusively for use as a department store. Many wanted another department store there, and for a time it looked like Lord & Taylormight move in, but it never came to pass. In 1993, the D.C. government abandoned efforts to try to get another department store in the space, and recommended that a mixed office/retail use be allowed. Downtown congregations fought the decision in court, arguing that a department store would create more jobs, but lost the case. Redevelopment of the building finally began in 1997, and it reopened as Hamilton Square in 1999. Borders Books moved into the ground and basement retail floors in 2000 and was subsequently replaced by a massive restaurant called The Hamiltonin December 2011.

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Special thanks to Faye Haskins and Mark Greek of the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library and to Bruce Yarnall of the D.C. Historic Preservation Office for their valuable assistance. Other sources included the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Garfinckel’s building (1995), William Hogan, “Washington’s Merchant Prince” in Regardies (Sep-Oct 1981), and numerous newspaper articles.

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  1. I remember my Mother and I going to Garfinkles in Spring Valley to look for a dress for my Sr. Prom in 1963. My parents did not have a lot of money but Mother was determined that I would have the dress of ‘her’ dreams for me. I remember trying on dress after dress and understanding that they were too much money. Mother was tearing up and the wonderful sales lady who was helping us asked Mom to follow her out of my dressing room. The next thing I knew was them both coming back in with the most beautiful white lace, floor length sheath stlyle sleeveless gown with a removeable lace princess style coverlet that stopped just under the breast. It was beautiful. I was afraid to say I loved it but Mom said that I could have it. Years later I learned that the sales lady told Mom that they had a wedding gown that someone had cancelled a week before the wedding and she would sell it to Mom for $35! I beleive that dress was $400 when sold the the bride who cancelled her wedding. $400 was a lot in 1963. I remember when I moved to Dallas, TX in the early 70’s and I discovered Neiman Marcus that NM reminded me so much of Garfinkle’s – the elegance, the upscale feeling, the way they made me feel so special.

    Have you Garfinckeled today?

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    Love’s Labour Lost:

    ~~

    A memory this morning of:

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    My Washington when she was really a great little town.

    ~~

    ***I here cease to quote from an article published in “Streets,” concerning the wonderful, magical, store called Julius Garfinckel’s and Company and I thank Streets for a job well done in recording a memory of another time, another place, called Washington, in a far, far better time, a time before the time of now, in a far, far better place than that which is called:

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    The present time in the present place.***

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      ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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      September, 1957
       
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      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
       
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      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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      Finis Origine Pendet~
       
       
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

      Amen~~

       

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Dodo, Nanette.

The reality is that eventually man will go extinct.
The earth won’t go extinct, man will go extinct.
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If you feel inclined to worry your little self about the earth:
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Ask not what harm you can do to the earth, ask rather what harm the earth can do to you.
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The dodo bird provides man with a cautionary tale:
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Where once the happy dodo lived and loved, repeatedly cheated on various wives, scoffed at the very notion of global warming, ridiculed, spat on and kicked Democrats and other hapless mental defectives, generally had a ball, drank heavily, invested sagely and savagely, in credit risk derivatives swaps and other paper certificates of what bankers call financial new instruments, ate at fine restaurants and vacationed on Bali, today, he is extinct.
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    ~~La crema y nata~~

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    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

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And, you did do it, Rosie, old girl. America thanks you: Requiescat in pace, Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, the original Rosie the Riveter

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.

Cover of the published music to the 1942 song

Keefe died Tuesday in Simsbury, Connecticut, after a brief illness, said her daughter, Mary Ellen Keefe.

~~

Keefe grew up in Arlington, Vermont, where she met Rockwell — who lived in West Arlington — and posed for his painting when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator.

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The painting was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943.

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Although Keefe was petite, Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter had large arms, hands and shoulders.

~~

The painting shows the red-haired Rosie in blue jean work overalls sitting down, with a sandwich in her left hand, her right arm atop a lunchbox with the name “Rosie” on it, a rivet gun on her lap and her feet resting on a copy of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto “Mein Kampf.” The entire background is a waving American flag.

~~

Rockwell wanted Rosie to show strength and modeled her body on Michelangelo’s Isaiah, which is on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

~~

Keefe, who never riveted herself, was paid $5 for each of two mornings she posed for Rockwell and his photographer, Gene Pelham, whose pictures Rockwell used when he painted.

Rosie stamp, circa 1999.

“You sit there and he takes all these pictures,” Keefe told The Associated Press in 2002. “They called me again to come back because he wanted me in a blue shirt and asked if I could wear penny loafers.”

~~

Twenty-four years after she posed, Rockwell sent her a letter calling her the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen and apologizing for the hefty body in the painting.

~~

“I did have to make you into a sort of a giant,” he wrote.

The Rosie painting — not to be confused with a poster by a Pittsburgh artist depicting a woman flexing her arm under the words “We Can Do It” — would later be used in a nationwide effort to sell war bonds.

Keefe said people in Arlington didn’t make too much of a fuss about her being in the Rosie painting, aside from teasing her a little about Rosie’s big arms.

~~

“People didn’t make a big deal about things back then,” she told the AP.

~~

The painting is now part of the permanent collection at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

~~

Keefe spent the last eight years in a retirement community in Simsbury, according to an obituary prepared by her family.

~~

She graduated from Temple University with a degree in dental hygiene, and was working as a dental hygienist in Bennington, Vermont, when she met her husband of 55 years, Robert Keefe, who died in 2003. They had four children and lived in Whitman, Massachusetts, and later in Nashua, New Hampshire.

~~

Keefe’s family will receive friends and take part in a memorial Mass on Friday at McLean Village in Simsbury. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

The real Rosie is shown at right, the best known variation on the left.  Both were wartime inspirations to the Americans.

~~

It should be noted that there were many variations on the Rosie theme of girls doing their bit helping the war effort:

~~

One such was a, at the time, unknown:

Marilyn “Rosie” Monroe
June 1945

Marilyn Monroe, before she became a Hollywood star, appeared in a series of airplane factory photos in June 1945 that led to her becoming a model and film star.
Marilyn Monroe, before she became a Hollywood star, appeared in a series of airplane factory photos in June 1945 that led to her becoming a model and film star.

     One of the “Rosies” during the WWII years was none other than Marilyn Monroe — well before she became “Marilyn the Hollywood star,” however.  In the 1945 photo at right, Marilyn was then the 19 year-old Norma Jean Dougherty working at the Radioplane munitions factory in Burbank, California. Monroe was then married to Merchant Marine seaman James Dougherty, whom she had wed in Los Angeles in June 1942.  In 1943, after Dougherty joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and was sent overseas in 1944, Monroe started work at the Radioplane plant, where she was “discovered” by an Army photographer.  In the summer of 1945, Capt. Ronald Reagan of the Army`s 1st Motion Picture Unit,  sent 26-year-old private David Conover, a professional photographer, on an assignment forYank magazine, the Army weekly. Conover was sent to the Radioplane plant to shoot morale-boosting photographs of pretty girls doing their job to help the war effort, none of which were used by Yank. (There have been some discrepancies on this point, as Yank did a prior story, “Women in Industry,” published in December 22, 1944.  But apparently no photo of Norma Jean Dougherty was ever used by Yank).  Conover, on his first encounter with Marilyn at the factory, would later write: “I moved down the assembly line, taking shots of the most attractive employees.  None was especially out of the ordinary. I came to a pretty girl putting on propellers and raised the camera to my eye.  She had curly ash blond hair and her face was smudged with dirt.  I snapped her picture and walked on.  Then I stopped, stunned.  She was beautiful.  Half child, half woman, her eyes held something that touched and intrigued me.”

Another of David Conover's photos of 19 year-old Norma Jean Dougherty.
Another of David Conover’s photos of 19 year-old Norma Jean Dougherty.

      Conover introduced himself to Monroe, and there began a professional relationship.  Monroe’s appearance and natural ease in front of the camera captivated Conover.  He would later write that she had “a luminous quality in her face, a fragility combined with astonishing vibrancy.”  Upon hearing that she wanted to become an actress, he told her that she would need to become a model, and then spent the next two weeks snapping photos of her, and coaching her on how to pose and “address” the camera.  Thereafter, Conover was sent to the Philippines and the two lost touch.  Monroe, meanwhile, moved out of her mother-in-law’s home, stopped writing to her husband, James Dougherty, and filed for divorce in 1946.  Dougherty later remarried after the war in 1947 and joined the Los Angeles Police Department.  In 1950, he was one of the police officers who held back the crowd at the premiere of Monroe’s movie, The Asphalt Jungle.  It was not until 1953 that photographer David Conover learned that Norma Jean Dougherty had become movie star Marilyn Monroe, who would later credit Conover with having “discovered” her.  Tutor and student were reunited in 1953 on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  To learn more about the Conover-Monroe photos, read Conover`s 1981 book, Finding Marilyn.  See also at this website, a short story about Elton John’s tribute song to Monroe, “Candle in the Wind.”

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Press prose and Photo credits:

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@Copyright © 2015, Chicago Tribune

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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
     clip_image002MA9982782-0001
     

     

    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

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    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
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    Seal of The Catholic University of America

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    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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If you spend all your day on foreplay, you’ll never get to the act. Get to the act.

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955)

As a  cautionary to limp-wristed Republicans who are afraid of action:
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If you spend your whole day on foreplay, you’ll never get to the act.
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in 'To Catch a Thief', 1955.
Get to the act.
~~
What is the act?
To Catch a Thief
Not to take over the government, but rather to take down the government.
~~
How so, Sir?
To Catch a Thief
Here so, Sir.
~~
The only way the Democratic Party can ever win nationally is to buy votes, either directly or indirectly.
The best, most direct and permanent way to destroy the Democrats and with them, socialism in America, is to repeal the Constitutional Amendments that created the Income Tax and the direct election of US Senators.
Cary Grant  Alfred Hitchcock in "To Catch a Thief", 1955
Under the Constitution, there was no federal income tax and US Senators were appointed by Governors of States.
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Repeal of the Income Tax Amendment, the 20th, would kill virtually all of the government…a remarkably sweet idea.
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Mr Madison wrote that the federal government has but two purposes:
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“To protect the people and to facilitate commerce.”
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That’s it.
~~
We need a strong military to protect the people from foreign aggression and an equally strong police force inside America to protect the citizens from domestic violence and to ensure free and unfettered trade and commerce between the States.
~~
That’s all the federal government America needs.
~~
Kill the rest…all of it.
~~
The repeal of the 17th Amendment, that permitted the direct election of US Senators instead of their appointment by State Governors, as stipulated in the Constitution, would put a dagger in the heart of the Democratic Party…a dagger that no amount of vote buying could ever remove.
~~
Right now, today, we have Republican Governors who would give Republicans well over 70 US Senators.
~~
No matter who is elected President, the Republicans could override any and all vetoes for the rest of our lifetimes.
~~
Those two Constitutional Amendment repeals alone would both kill the Democratic Party and destroy socialism in America  forever.
~~
So then, we understand the message and the objective now, don’t we?
Grace Kelly To Catch a Thief. epic dress.
To the squeamish, lazy and uncertain Republicans in America, here’s the directive:
~~
 
 
If you spend all day on foreplay, you’ll never get to the act.
Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
Get to the act.
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

    ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

     

     

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    ~~EX LIBRIS~~
     
    ~~THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS~~
     

    Unearthed Day, Wednesday Morning  21st Avril , Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015

    
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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

    ~~

    Deus Vult.

    Image

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    Our Queen now 63 years on~~

    Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

Unearthed Day 2015. The earth couldn’t care less. The earth is Republican.

Spotted Owl
Children:  The earth is an inanimate object that couldn’t care less about us or what we do to it, in it or on it.
~~
If you feel inclined to worry about the earth, ask not what harm we can do to the earth, ask rather what harm the earth can do to us.
~~
 
As you go through your little day today,  protecting the earth from Republicans, try to learn about a little thing called: reality.
~~
 
The reality is that eventually man will go extinct.
~~
The earth won’t go extinct, man will go extinct.
~~
Fully 99% of all creatures that have ever flown, swam, blossomed, crawled and walked on this earth are now extinct.
~~
We’re very soon to follow, kiddies.
~~
And that following will have naught to do with man’s action or inaction.
It’s tempting to say that Republicans are responsible for all that historic extinction because Republicans just don’t care a hoot about spotted owls or snail darters..which is true, because children..grown ups have grown up things to care about.
~~
 
That said, the reality is that the earth is completely indifferent to the creatures that swim, walk, blossom, fly and crawl across it and sooner or later, they will all be extinct, most particularly so, Democrats…which will make the wait far more bearable for real people.
~~
 
Since today we are about the business of:
~~
Unearthing:
~~
The truth behind the lies of Democrats, communists and other riffraff, about God’s Earth, let us simply say this:
If or no the badly dressed crowd loves the earth, the earth doesn’t love the Democrats back because…
~~
 
The earth is an inanimate object that doesn’t love, or hate, anything or anybody.
~~
The earth couldn’t care less.
~~
 
Think of the earth as being a Republican..
~~
The earth, just as do Republicans, simply couldn’t care less.
~~
Not even Republicans can hurt the earth because:
~~
The earth doesn’t have feelings, darlings.
~~
The earth does what it does and if we get in the way of what the earth does, we’re toasted.
Now, off to bed and:
~~
 
Happy Unearthed Day, 2015!!!
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

    ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

     

     

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    ~~EX LIBRIS~~
     
    ~~THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS~~
     

    Unearthed Day, Wednesday Morning  21st Avril , Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015

    
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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

    ~~

    Deus Vult.

    Image

    ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

    The Queen~~

    Our Queen now 63 years on~~

    Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

Promise her anything, but give her…..

~Arpege~
Lanvin Arpege Perfume Bottle (1962)
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
     clip_image002MA9982782-0001
     

     

    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

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    Tuesday Morning  21st Avril , Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015

    
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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

    ~~

    Deus Vult.

    Image

    ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

    The Queen~~

    Our Queen now 63 years on~~

    Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

AUT CAESAR AUT NIHIL

Image
Determine to be a great man yourself.
~~
It’s all in your head.
Julius Caesar Quotes
If the very best you can think of yourself is to be a pipsqueak bag carrier to a great man, the very best you will ever be is a pipsqueak bag carrier to a great man.
~~
Don’t do that.
Yummy:  Marlon Brando as Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar"
Be a great man yourself.
Marc Antony Reading the Will of Caesar
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
     clip_image002MA9982782-0001
     

     

    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

    ~~

    Deus Vult.

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    The Queen~~

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco: Angel of Death to the Left.

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco today blows brave death in the face of the modernist, Assyrian King, Sennacherib, whose mighty, allegorical, leftist, cohorts think themselves invincible as they march, gleamingly, preeningly, radiantly, forward in their purple and gold finery, not knowing, not sensing, not for a moment, even dreaming, that innocent angel’s breath brings with it their ultimate destruction.

~~

It has always been res ipsa that if the Left cannot destroy God’s Church, the Left cannot win the cultural wars and that the final battle of the cultural wars of the modern world will be fought, not in a secular Court, or within the political bastions and press offices of the Left, but rather so, at the foot of God’s Own Altar, where all moral wars against evil must, ultimately, be resolved.

The Destruction of Sennacherib

~~

 A Poem

~~

By

Byron, George Gordon. Known as Lord Byron. 1788-1824. English poet.

George Gordon Lord Byron.

Peter Paul Rubens - Self-Portrait - WGA20380.jpg

Our Poem today depicted, derivatively, by the artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Siege of Jerusalem (Original) art by James E McConnell

   “The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
~~


   Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.
~~


   For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!
~~


   And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide,
But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride;
And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf.
~~


   And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail:
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.
~~


   And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail,
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal;
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!”
~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Babylon the Mighty: Under the Assyrian Heel. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 1042 (27 February 1982).
King Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 BCE) was the second king of the Sargonid Dynasty of Assyria (founded by his father Sargon II). He is one of the most famous Assyrian kings owing to the part he plays in narratives in the biblical Old Testament (II Kings, II Chronicles, and Isaiah) and, since the 19th century CE, from the poem “The Destruction of Sennacherib” by the English poet Lord Byron. He is also known as the second Assyrian king to have sacked Babylon’s temples and been assassinated for his affront to the gods (the first king being Tukulti-Ninurta I in c. 1225 BCE). Sennacherib abandoned his father’s new city of Dur-Sharrukin and moved the capital to Nineveh, which he handsomely restored. The famous Hanging Gardens, which traditionally have been attributed to Babylon, are now thought by some scholars to have actually been Sennacherib’s creation at Nineveh. His reign was marked largely by his campaigns against Babylon and the revolts against Assyrian rule led by a tribal chief named Merodach-Baladan. After sacking Babylon, he was assassinated by his sons.
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
     clip_image002MA9982782-0001
     

     

    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

    ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

     

     

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    ~~EX LIBRIS~~
     
    ~~THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS~~
     

    Sunday Morning  19th Avril , Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015

    
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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

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    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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    Acta Est Fabula.

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South Land Rising

You and some idiot news reporter are writing this note glorifying your Mr. Lincoln and denigrating my Mr. Davis to a man who has relatives from deep in the South Land.
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Comme Ca
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As information both to you and your idiot news reporter:
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Your Mr. Lincoln is no friend of ours.
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Your Mr Lincoln is no hero of ours.
Your Mr Lincoln was a mass murderer of my people.
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Your Mr. Lincoln unleashed total war on my people, burning our homes, raping our women, ravaging our croplands.
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Your little hero, Mr Lincoln, ordered hell fiery carnage to be unleashed upon my people notwithstanding that America is supposed to be a free nation and that all the people of the South Land wanted was our own home land in which to live our lives as we desired to do…the way Americans are supposed to live….freely as they choose, without coercion from the central power.
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Your note, or rather that of the idiot reporter quoted in your note, I am sure inadvertently, hits upon THE question of America..there is only ONE you know:
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***Man’s relation to the State and, by indirection, the State’s relation to the central power.***
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That is THE question that defines America.
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THAT question defined America before the Revolution.
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At that time Mr Jefferson stood four square on my side of the debate, on the side of bucolic, individual liberty while the simian Mr Hamilton took your side…..the side of the greedy, the side of the proponents of absolute central power crushing down upon the brow of the average man.
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THE question of America was never resolved.
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It never will be resolved.
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It never can be resolved…as long as there are those who love liberty, in this case my Mr Davis, and those who wish to smother liberty, in this case your genocidal Mr Lincoln.
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THE question of America proceeded whence from before the Revolution to what, in bad schools, is called the Civil War, which is a, non sequitur, as there is a discordance between the premise of the accepted notion of what America’s civil war represented and the conclusion reached about its outcome and most particularly about the faux heroics of your Mr Lincoln, which is that the murderous Mr Lincoln was some sort of American hero and peacekeeper.
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Your Mr Lincoln was born and died, at the hands of a Confederate patriot combatant, far too soon to see his handiwork as a vicious murderer lauded by the Peace Prize Committee of Mr Alfred Nobel, but I am sure that had your Mr. Lincoln lived today, his total war against my people would have made him a superlative Peace Prize candidate, given that mass murdering appears to us the sine qua of getting that prize today.
NOBEL prize
THE question of America was not decided by what your hero Mr Lincoln called the end of what he called the Civil War.
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That war, to resolve that singular question of America, rages on to this day and it will ever rage on.
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That war and that singular question of America cannot be won, as it cannot ever be resolved.
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THE question of America can never be resolved as long as men yearn to be free….because…
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THE question of America is the question of liberty and of the endless struggle to protect liberty from the murderous, gluttonous clutches, of those who wish to destroy liberty, such as your Mr Lincoln.
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In true civil war, the one belligerent desires to destroy and overthrow the other belligerent and seize total power.
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Current day Syria serves here as a good example of a true Civil War.
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The South Land did not wish to overthrow the central power and seize monopolistic power over all Americans.
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The South Land simply wanted to be left alone in peace.
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It was your hero, Mr Lincoln, not my Hero, Mr Davis, who wanted to crush any attempt at securing freedom and independent thought and action in America and to glorify the central power over and above all else.
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Your Mr Lincoln was another in the line of George III, who wished to crush freedom and individuality in this land that was intended to be a special haven of 
liberty for all free men in a world peopled elsewhere only by kings and slaves.
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As to the politics of today, it is amusing in the extreme that the commie left persists in calling the Republicans the Party of the Confederate States.
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I say: Would, please Jesus, that it were so, but, oops, sorry, the attitudes of the South Land in today’s politics are the attitudes of all but a tiny sliver of America.
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The Confederate position is now the majority American position.
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Consider that Governors are mini-Presidents and consider that after the elections of 2014, my Party now controls, among others, these hard line Confederate Governor’s mansions:
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ME, MA, NJ, MD, OH, MI, IN, IL, WI
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More ominously so for the commie left, virtually all of the State Legislatures in this country are now controlled by my Party which means, as a quick tutorial, that when it’s time to carve up the calf after the next Census in 2020, I hold the gerry rigging knife, with which to slice, the most tender, juiciest meats from that calf in all the States just named as well as those States ever faithful to my Mr Davis.
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I intend to be just as gentle, merciful and kind with my knife as was your Mr Lincoln..if not more so gentle, merciful and kind.
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
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    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
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    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

    ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

     

     

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    French actor~~Alain Delon
    
    

    CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
    THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
    Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

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Blacks do not have a dream to be equal, blacks have a dream to be white.

 Paul Robeson
Borne that way.
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The white race can never help the black race resolve the singular desire of the black race which is:
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To be white.
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No law, no regulation, no silly speeches, no pretense, no window dressing, can tame the desire of the black man to be white.
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The black man does not desire equality with the white man, which he knows he can never have in any sense.
Paul Robeson
The black man desires to be white himself, which he likewise knows he can never be in any sense.
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Hence, the intractable frustration of the black race.
 Paul Robeson
The black man is not denied societal opportunity.
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What the black man is denied is the fulfillment of his singular desire, which is:
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To be white.
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A desire that can never be fulfilled.
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A little poem helps us to understand this reality:
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One day a nigger caught in his hand
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a little star no bigger
 
than not to understand.
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“i’ll never let you go
until you’ve made me white”
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so she did and now
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stars shine at night.
 Paul Robeson
 E.E. Cummings, Xaipe, seventy-One Poems. New York: Oxford, University Press, 1950.
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  • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
  • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.
  • image002 (20)
  • ~~
    The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
     clip_image002MA9982782-0001
     

     

    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~

    ~~La crema y nata~~

    ~

    ~~Artista de la conquista~

     

     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet…
     
     
    The escape commences…
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1957
     
    ~~
     
    Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
    ~~
    My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
     
    ~~
     
    Non Sibi
     
     
    The escape continues…
     
     
    ~~
     
    September, 1966
     
    ~~
     
    The Cathedral Latin School
     
    ~~
     
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

    Rejoice and Glad!!

    Amen~~

     

    CUA_Cardinal_2008

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    Seal of The Catholic University of America

    Motto~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~

    Acta Est Fabula

    The escape concludes…

    ~~

    The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

    ~~

    1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

    ~~

     

    Acta Est Fabula.

    ~~

    Deus Vult.

    Image

    ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

    The Queen~~

    Our Queen now 63 years on~~

    Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~