Depravity

How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
“SOME PEOPLE THINK LUXURY IS THE OPPOSITE OF POVERTY. IT IS NOT. IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF VULGARITY.”

– COCO CHANEL
Fashions of the times:
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Fame, money, depravity.
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Chanel, 1933. Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene
The 1930s –  The Golden Age of Glamour for Women’s fashion.
Fred Astaire, 1930s<br /> -via totallyastaire
Cyd Charisse, arguably the best American dancer of her time.  (at least Fred Astaire thought so ... Gene Kelly, too).
 Sophia Loren
Cyd Charisse
Sophia Loren
Fred Astaire, tail coat of 1930s, men's fashion
SOPHIA LOREN
Chanel in Cannes, 1939
Cyd Charisse
Cyd Charisse
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse
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Source:  http://www.humorinthenews.com/cyd/index.html

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyd_Charisse

and a HUGE collection of Cyd Charisse photos: http://legs.free.fr/English/accueil.html

Party Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EL05alymtI 2 1/2 minutes

Hope you enjoyed the pics and learning about her as much as I did!  FeeFee

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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~~

       

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      Motto:

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      Deus Lux Mea Est

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      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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Barack, le bien aimé. Après vous, le déluge.

senator, illinois, barack obama

How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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Nana reminded me, often, to grow up to be a man who is not the sort of man who seeks out, at least not consciously, the name of an idle, cheap gossip, and I don’t generally believe that junior high school notion that:
~~
“History just keeps repeating Herself.”
~~
 In point of fact, I think the principal lesson Lady History teaches us is:
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Things always CHANGE.
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 Always.
~~  
Even still, there is this bit of historical repetition going on now among the, very unsettled and tendentious Americans, and I thought I’d make mention of it:
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I am this morning awake and watching at Washington as the left, at first slowly and soon after very rapidly, commits suicide.
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Poor lambs.
~~
They do not need me to slaughter them, they are killing themselves, with:
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Gluttonous excess.
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With hysterical overreach.
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And this at a city where is held to be sacred scripture Gospel that the left runs everything.
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At this dark hour in the morning, in America, I remember the words:
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“The darkest hour comes right before the dawn”
~~
From my library window, looking down on a dark and quiet street, I see the dark hour, but I sense the dawn.
~~
Somehow, the quickening pace of the suicide of the American Left, brought me to think this morning of our old friend:
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Louis Quinze,
“The Beloved ONE,”
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Louis, remembered principally today for simply splendid furniture, called appropriately, Louis Quinze furniture, was a French King with a reputation for:
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Absolutely hysterical ineptitude.
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It was, Louis’ favorite harlot, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, and not Louis Quinze Himself, as is generally believed, who is credited with the famous saying:
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Après nous, le déluge:
~~
Roughly put, in American English:
~~
 “After us, the flood.”
~~
Our Mr. Norman Davies says that after Louis XV took full control of France in 1723, succeeding His Grandpere, The Sun King, Louis Quatorze, the younger Louis’ reign “was one of debilitating stagnation,” characterized by lost wars, endless clashes between the Court and Parliament, and religious feuds.
~~
Our Mr. Jerome Blum goes a bit further to say that little Louis was:
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“A perpetual adolescent called to do a man’s job.”
~~  
Well now.
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 I just said:
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 Well now.
~~
 It seems to us here that Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour was a very prescient little harlot indeed as, quiet soon after she and Her boy King, little Louis, toddled off to heaven or where ever it may be that Kings and their favorite harlots go when they last close their eyes,
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The KNIFE just fell and fell hard on the necks of those who thought they ran things.
~~
As with our earlier mentioned lesson about Lady History teaching us that things change:
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Always,
~~
It turns out to be also true that nobody ever really runs anything, never ever, no matter what they might be thinking.
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Nobody runs things, at least not for very long and after they are done running things, not for very long, comes, well, well, after that, comes this:
The BLADE, the closest of close shaves, the real razor.
~~
Of course, never at a loss for the pithy rejoinder, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour had this to say about the BLADE, the close shave, that she sensed would fast follow Herself and little Louis when they went to heaven after peaceful death in their feather beds.
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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, spent time ruminating on the day the axe would fall, thank God, later on.
~~
 In a quip much less known to Lady History than is Her comment about the flood that is a comin’ Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour had this to say about that flood a comin’, later on, after Her:
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“Je me soucie pas ce qui se passe quand je suis mort et enterré,”
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Roughly translated into American English:
Madame de Pompadour 1758 - François Boucher - www.francoisboucher.org
“I couldn’t give a toss what happens after I am dead and gone.”
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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~~

       

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      ~~
      Wednesday, 24 Juin, The American Father’s Day, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      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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Papal infallibility crashes ashore on the beaches of the secular press.

My own very dear Oskoui:
~~
I wondered a bit if I ought entertain in the public press this subject broached by you just now because it is, among many other things, unfair to all concerned.
~~
It would be rather like my coming into your examination room to lecture you on the nuances of cardiology.
~~
That would be impolite of me and I won’t ever do that.
~~
That all said, I’ll say this:
~~
The Pope is deemed to be infallible in His pronouncements concerning:
~~
“matters of faith and morals.”
~~ 
 
To those who know nothing, or very little about the Church, which includes most Catholics and likewise many Catholic deacons, priests and prelates, this notion is always misused to argue in favor, or against, any commentary by the Pope on any subject.
~~
Very simply put:
~~  
 
In circumstances in which the Pope does not speak in His capacity of infallibility concerning:
~~
“matters of faith and morals,”
~~
His comments are co-equal in their significance to yours or mine and you can make of them what you will.
~~
The sticky bit always comes down to a debate as to if or no the Pope is speaking in His infallible capacity when He writes on matters that are administrative, wherein His pronouncements are not infallible, vice doctrinal, wherein His pronouncements are infallible.
~~
 
Quite frankly, this subject is well beyond the mental wattage of most Catholic Bishops, let alone secular newspaper editors.
~~
 
In Re: yours sent just now to me:
~~
 
~~
Your own always faithfully:
~~
Jack
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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~~

       

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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      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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      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

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American schools produce mediocre men prepared to function well in a mediocre world.

Classroom organization

Great writing ability is a gift from God that cannot be taught or learned.

~~

Beyond the most fundamental of amenities as to sentence structure, grammar, syntax and the like, virtually everything that we know that is worth knowing about writing and communication is either intuitive or self-taught.

~~

What that means is that, after about the third grade, there is very little anyone can teach a student about creative writing.

I like poem...Intro to poetry lesson...have kids write "I Like Poem"...so simple and fun!

 I’ve yet to meet the man who was both a good, well behaved, lad at school and afterwards a good and creative writer.

~~

​ ​

Being a good lad who pleases teachers at school virtually guarantees that one won’t ever be a good writer as being a good lad at school derives of doing what others who don’t know how to write themselves tell you to do.

~~  

The very education itself obviates against creativity.

~~  

Formal education is designed to produce mediocre writers.

​ ​ And boy does that design work!!

~~

​ ​

Almost the entirety of Abraham Lincoln’s education was self-directed.

~~

Lacking formal schooling, he consumed books with an insatiable desire, reading snatches of them whenever he could.

~~

He also committed to memory numerous passages from his favorite books.

~~

​ ​

It enabled him to learn the musicality present in great writing.

~~

​ ​

It’s no coincidence that the mind that produced the Gettysburg Address had at its immediate disposable snippets from the world’s finest authors.

~~  

My family does not think highly of your Mr Lincoln for a number of very compelling reasons but there is no doubt he is the best writer to ever occupy the White House and who likely ever will.

~~  

And he taught himself that craft.

~~

Try to learn to write this from a schoolteacher:

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

~~

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

~~

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

~~

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

~~

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

~~

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

~~

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

~~

— Abraham Lincoln

Nov. 19, 1863

Great writing ability is a gift from God that cannot be taught or learned.

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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, 21 Juin, The American Father’s Day, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      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~~

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Trump and Reagan share: A certain smile. A smile beyond political price.

Dear Kathleen and Bernie:
~~
 
Reagan smiled a lot.
Ronald Reagan
Reagan smiled a lot.
~~
Smiling was, but one, of his, many, million dollar secrets.
~~
Projecting positive happiness.
~~
A smile wins many friends.
~~
It projects happiness.
~~
A smile tells others you are happy yourself and encourages them to be happy as well.
~~
 
Smile.
~~
 A lot.
"The most important thing in life is to love what you're doing." - Donald Trump   More Donald Trump at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/560/summary.php
I am happy to hear that you are upbeat about Mr Trump’s candidacy.
~~  
So many, from so many far-flung quarters, have written and called about how excited they are of him…of what other candidate can one say they are excited this go ’round?
~~  
The rest of the field seems so hopelessly, so haplessly, drab and lifeless.
~~
 
The analogy in this business of politics is always to racing and when one takes on the duties as jockey or coach or trainer to a race horse, which a Presidential candidate is, or at least had better be unless he is very confused, one inherits an animal with certain full fledged predispositions and idiosyncrasies that one would like to tame or alter or sometimes do away with altogether.
~~
 
It may be the case that the horse has habits and mannerisms best put to the side, but if you put those mannerisms too much to the side, you have, at some point, sidelined the horse himself.
~~
 
In the instant case, I’ve no trouble with letting Trump be Trump as the saying is, most particularly considering that he will do so, jockey, coach and trainer’s best efforts, notwithstanding.
~~  
He is a full grown man with an underlying racing style that suits him that he will not change and that he oughtn’t change, simply modify in a few cases.
~~
 
What modifications to racing pattern I’d like to see from Trump are these:
~~
 
**Don’t run down other candidates…in either Party…or the incumbent President…concentrate instead on what life will be like in America when you are elected…keep things positive and smile a lot–Reagan always smiled, openly, happily…how many politicians today smile at all…except sarcastically, darkly, sardonically?
~~
Note how the leftists never smile..not sincerely.
~~
Not ever.
 ~~
The leftists project bitter unhappiness always.
~~
 That should tell you most all of what you need to know about the left:
~~  
It makes its own adherents:
~~  
Unhappy.
~~
 
The objective of politics is not complex at all:
Donald Trump at the Palm Beach International Boat Show
 It is to make the American people feel happy and optimistic.
~~  
God knows the Americans have had the blues full long enough.
~~  
They already know things are bad without your telling them about it over and over.
~~
 
Tell them instead of the good times to come when you are on the bridge, when you are at the helm.
~~  
Tell them instead of the future brightness that comes with the dawn after the dark night.
~~
 
Attacking others detracts from that objective of making the people feel upbeat and lighthearted, most especially in dark times.
~~
 
Avoid savaging others..it makes you look small and petty and discourages the people….when you are attacked and of course you will be…be vigorous of response of course..but be lighthearted and positive.
~~
 
**Keep the focus on flooding the country with good paying JOBS.
~~
 
Good paying JOBS are the key to America’s prosperous new future and Her renewed nationalist supremacy and likewise the key to the White House door.
~~
 
What the American people really want is to be happy.
~~
 
So, smile and make it possible for them to have good jobs.
~~  
They will smile back at you.
~~
 
Project HAPPINESS.
Donald Trump Picture Quote
If you do that, if you project HAPPINESS to the people, you will win the White House and wear Derby Roses.
~~
You will come back on November 6, 2016, a political:
~~
Derby winner.
~~
To wear Derby Roses, you must first win the Derby.
~~
The Derby is the toughest test of a champion.
~~
It is a White House Race on hoof beats.
Along with a goodly number of other things you must do to win the Derby and wear Her Roses is to project an upbeat and positive and confident attitude.
~~
And SMILE.
~~
A LOT.
~~
Smile because you know that there is a God Above us who cares most particularly so for America as She is the Light of the World:
~~
A world, lamentably, now so shrouded in pitch darkness.
~~
Smile and let in the Light.
~~ 

 
 
Here are other notes on the Trump theme:
~~
 
~~
 
 
Yours ever,
 
 
Jack
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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
       
       
       
      ~~
      Sunday, 21 Juin, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      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~~

      image002 (20)

Trump and a return to American World Supremacy.

The principal lesson Lady History teaches us is that things change.
~~
Always.
~~
 
I’m as much a history buff as any man and I am very saddened by what has happened to my city but it must be said clearly that my city has altogether ceased being responsive to what the Americans want from their government.
~~
 
What would the founders of our country say to a condition in which the government had altogether ceased being responsive to the needs and desires of the people?
~~
They would, to a man, advocate for revolution.
~~
You know this and I know this.
~~
All the Americans know this.
~~
What is needed now is a leader who will act on this desire for revolution.
~~
 
The revolution that will rectify the present day situation at Washington needn’t be violent, although there are those who do seek violence.
~~
Left untended, left as business as usual, violence against the current conduct of government at Washington ultimately will be the resort.
~~
I do not seek that resort, nor, I think, do most Americans.
~~
That said, needs must, and if there is no other way to bring needed change, violence will resort.
~~
 
Violent or no, the revolution that will rectify the situation here at Washington will have to be sweeping and comprehensive and must be lead by someone who understands, not Washington, but rather lead by someone who understands the Americans and their desires for the type of government they want and intend to get.
~~
The people seek:
~~
A new American government whose hallmarks are freedom, not control, liberty not indenture.
~~
 
Look at all of he main contenders for 2016.
~~
What do they do?
~~
What do they tell us of themselves?
~~
In the main, they wave about in the air, their resumes and brag on the tele~vision that they know about Washington and about government more so than do the other candidates.
~~
In so doing:
~~ 
 
They miss the entire point of the exercise.
~~
The election is not about understanding Washington or government, it is rather about understanding the Americans and what the Americans want from Washington and their government.
~~
 
Standing aside from the conventional candidates is Mr Trump who has no Washington resume to wave around on the tele~vision and does not pretend to care how this city now works.
~~
Instead, Mr Trump endeavors to understand the Americans and what they want from Washington and how they want their government to work.
~~
Trump recognizes that the Americans don’t want to be just another country in a globalized world of no more consequence than any other country.
~~
Trump recognizes that the Americans want to be:
SUPREME.
~~ 
That is what makes Mr Trump’s candidacy different and very compelling and likewise very scary to those who take their living by serving as paid retainers and functionaries of this, now most sadly so, dysfunctional city.
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IL MIGLIOR FABBRO

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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
       
       
       
      ~~
      ASH WEDNESDAY COMES:  LENT COMMENCES,  10 February, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
      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~~

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Donald Trump and the curse of self-parody: The polite, kindly, gentleman behind the harsh, pompous, theatrical mask.

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Donald Trump is generally viewed as a sort of badly behaved carnival show barker.

~~  

That reputation is actually undeserved and too bad because Trump in person is a very polite, well-mannered, nice guy who treats everybody, including low level staff very well.

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Nana Maternal forged into me, as though it were Prussian steel, the adage that the key to accessing if a man is a gentleman or no is how he treats his servants.

~~

Donald Trump, behind the theatrical mask, treats all his people very well.

~~

I’ve watched him do that.

~~

Which makes him a gentleman.

~~

Ought it to make him a President?

~~

I think the answer to that is yes because Trump speaks to issues that are of very direct and visceral interest to a great number of Americans of all political persuasions.

~~

But, like so many other public figures: politicians, sportsmen, movie stars, pop stars and so on, Trump has become a self-parody and that parody he has become is a bombastic, not likable, gadfly when in fact, to know him even a little bit is to know a very likable guy with some very wholesome ideas for the country:

~~

To wit: most especially so, getting Americans good paying jobs, flooding America with good paying jobs….a subject of absolutely no interest at all to any other politician I have heard speak this season, or the last, or the last or the last before that.

~~

That’s truly a shame because I think Trump really would bring good jobs back home to America and for that reason alone, he should be elected.

~~

And that is part of his being a gentleman who demonstrably cares about helping Americans to have a better life than they now do, by arranging for them the possibility to have good jobs once again in America.

~~

Nana Maternal would approve and so do I.

~~

What stands in Trump’s way is what stands in the way of so many successful men:

~~

The man himself.

~~

Trump stands in Trump’s way.

~~

Trump is a self-parody and that parody is deemed as foolish and not likable by the public, despite that parody’s being:

~~

Not true.

~~

Simply:

~~

Not true.

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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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      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      Monday, 15 Juin, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      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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American politics: Whores and whore masters. Which of the two is the more pathetic?

Corset

The Americans engage in a sadomasochistic interchange with American politicians.
Prostitution, C1880 Photograph  - Prostitution, C1880 Fine Art Print
The American citizen pays to be abused.
German Prostitute 1920  Manasse
The Americans choose to be abused.
China [1946]
As with all Americans, I have long held that politicians are cheap whores on the fiddle and that any difference between one politician and the other is down to what, I suppose, can be called one’s particular taste in hookers.
A picture from the turn of the century of a French prostitute with her madame and a client. © The Granger Collection, New York.
At this, rather late, stage, I stand more in contempt of the Americans than I do of their politicians.
It's gotta be the shoes
After all, politicians did not appear via spontaneous combustion.
brassai.revista (Custom)
The Americans selected them, indeed, created them, freely, actively, willingly. 
corset model with crossed arms in the early 1900's
The Americans selected particular, for them more appealing, prostitutes from the great mass of other available working girls.
Maison Close 1900's
The Americans picked their politicians out from under their favorite lamppost, suggesting at least, some degree of, at least transitory, interest, in the girl they picked and paid for.
A lovely very vintage smoker.
Suggesting an endorsement of the particular girl, of some sort or the other.
Prostitute counting her money
The politician is simply doing her job: a whore for hire, diddling the Americans for money in the form of votes.
Evelyn Nesbit
The Americans on the other hand are the ones who, by voting, actively endorse and purchase the politicians who come to this blighted city and given that conscious and habitual transaction, the Americans are far more ridiculous than are the working girls they rent by the hour.
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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~~

       

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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      Monday, 15 Juin, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
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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.

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American Pharoah, Triple Crown winner and irresistible icon of income inequality, is the perfect Republican Presidential candidate.

American Pharoah:
Income inequality carries the day at Belmont Park.
American Pharoah becomes 1st Triple Crown winner in 37 years photo
American Pharoah, thoroughbred horse racing’s fleet extraordinaire and now freshly minted Triple Crown winner and irresistible icon of income inequality, is simply the perfect Republican Presidential candidate for 2016.
~~
 
All other Republican Presidential pretenders ought to step aside early today and allow American Pharoah to be swiftly nominated and elected by acclamation.
~~
 
Much noise is made in the news that American Pharoah, a very talented little three year old, has just won the Triple Crown of horse racing, a very difficult thing to do.
 
 
~~
 
American Pharoah exemplifies all of the things that grownups, meaning Republicans, know about life, most principally so that:
 
~~
 
Life is chock full of:
~~
Inequality.
~~
Inequality of income, of speed, of brains, of talent, of ambition, of beauty.
 
 
~~
 
American grownups, meaning Republicans, know that people ain’t equal, people don’t want to be equal and people will never be equal.
 
~~
 
Democrats, who are grumpy children, busily buzz about the business of building a 2016 election around the specious notion that the most horrid thing in life is the very thing in life that is ever constant and always true:
~~
Some are simply better than others and no law can change that immutable fact, despite that law’s being:
 
~~
 
So terribly, so miserably, so intractably:
 
~~
 
 
Unfair.
 
 
~~
 
Petulant rejection of Life’s Immutables is the stock and trade of grumpy Democrats who promise that, notwithstanding the glaring fact that most men are simply not equal in any way shape or form to the handful of superlative men who run the world, race like the wind and are simply better than everybody else, and that those few superlative men will always gather life’s garlands and crowns in the manner done just today by our young friend, American Pharoah, Democrats somehow will pout and contrive to make life all different and not as it immutably is and help create a worker’s paradise in which everybody is a winner, or at least not an abrogate loser.
Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah Kentucky Derby 141
Democrats think, can that possibly be the right word, that Americans desire to be equal in all things when the reality of Life simply refutes that notion.
~~
All the world loves a winner and all the world has, at very best, stale bread and spare tears for losers.
 
 
~~
This is the Democratic platform of 2016:
~~
Everybody is equal and important, or at least should be.
~~
Life should be fair.
~~
Everybody gets a prize.
~~
It’s terrible to think that Harry, Mark and John stain their pillows with bitter salted tears at night because Sally is simply better than they are and Sally won the Triple Crown and they went off to bed with no dessert at all.
 
~~
 
Trouble for Democrats is:
 
~~
 
As proven so skillfully, so seemingly effortlessly, today by our little friend American Pharoah, this Democratic platform just ain’t gonna work because it defies Life’s tactile reality and even more compelling so because:
 
 
~~
 
Nobody even wants it to work.
 
~~.
 
American Pharoah proved a lot of things today and the most memorable of those things is that:
 
 
~~
 
 
Life is unfair and unequal and that is not about to change, ever, as long as Jesus watches over us, we thank Heaven.
~~
 
American Pharoah now very likely is the American race horse with the most lopsided of unequal incomes and as such, he ought to be bombarded by the cotton headed Democrats who think that it’s unfair for American Pharoah and others like him, on two feet or four, to have so much money.
~~
 
American Pharoah lives in a world that is tuff, tuff, tuff, tuff, tuff and like his human counterparts, his prosperity is redoldent of the simple fact that he is:
~~
Better than everybody else.
~~
 
No less a poet than the gap-toothed Elvis himself has serenaded us with the Democratic message of hope and change in singing about our living in:
~~
“An imperfect world where every body’s equal.”
~~ 
 
The election stumbling block for Democrats is this:
 
~~
 
Everybody ain’t equal.
 
~~
 
Americans don’t even want to be equal.
 
~~
 
Americans want to be rich.
 
~~
 
Americans want to be individual, human, personifications of:
 
~~
 
American Pharoah Himself.
American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown photo
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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~~

       

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      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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Sex changelings: I think I’ll become a girl. I already know how to act like one.

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Tommy Rowles, only recently retired, worked at the Carlyle’s Bemelman’s Bar for 54 years.

(Photo: Joel Meares)

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Begg~we’re at New York~we really must go out~
 
Oh~
 
We’re men of the world after all~
 
Oh~we’re men of the world alright~
 
Come~on~It’s Friday night~there’s girls~
 
Oh~
 
In every bar in town~there’s girls~
 
Humm~
 
Where do you want to go~
 
Well~if we must go to bar~there’s only one bar~
 
One?  Your nutz~there’s 1000s of bars at New York~
 
Bemelman’s~
 
What the hell is Bemelman’s
 
Yes~
 
Get dressed then~
 
I am~
 
Begg~you look like you are going downtown to buy a bank~
 
Call Joseph~
 
Ringing~
 
I bet Joseph’s never heard of this Bemelman’s Bar~
 
You’ll lose~
 
Off we go~~we’re going to meet girls~
 
Humm~
 
You like girls don’t you, Johnnie~
 
Some of them~
 
Well~let’s find the right sort then~
 
Good idea~
 
So this is Bemelmans~~and Joseph knew just where~
 
It is~~he did~
 
Let’s get girls~
 
I want to look at the walls~
 
The walls~
 
Yes~~of course~~they are by old Ludwig Bemelman himself~
 
You’re an odd duck, Begg~truly~but we do see~~girls~
 
Great~
 
Begg~here are some girls~~ladies~meet John Begg~
 
Hello, John Begg~we’re charmed to meet you~
 
Oh, I’m sure~
 
What’s wrong~did the bond market collapse~
 
I wouldn’t know~
 
Don’t you like girls~
 
Some of them~
 
Which sort?
 
Which sort?
 
Yes~our sort~that is~ do you like us~
 
I like girls sometimes~if they are the right type~
 
Well~do you think I might be the the right type~
 
Perhaps~
 
Are you going to ask me for a drink~
 
Perhaps~
 
Well good ahead~
 
Alright~I’ll have Martel Cordon Bleu~warmish~
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Ahh~~mia momma~~
 
 
You mean~that I am buying~
 
Of course~
 
Well don’t you beat all~~I don’t typically do this you know~buy boys drinks~
 
I didn’t~know~
 
You do know  now~~you just beat all~~aren’t you embarrassed~
 
Why?
 
For breaking the rules~
 
Rules?
 
Boys are supposed to buy you know~
 
I see~
 
So~are you buying~
 
No~
 
Silly thing~you are handsome though~
 
I know~
 
Jesus~you are cocksure aren’t you~
 
Yes~
 
Martel Cordon Bleu~warmish you say~
 
Yes~
 
You could say please~
 
Please~
 
Well, I’ll just excuse myself and I’ll go get the drinks~
 
Good girl~
 
Here we are~
 
Yes~
 
Martel Cordon Bleu~warmish~
 
Yes~
 
You could at least say thanks~
 
Thanks~
 
I’m in arbitrage, you know~
 
I didn’t~
 
Well I am you know~
 
I see~
 
That makes me an arbitrageur~
 
Does it now~
 
Right here at New York~in the Street~
 
Wonderful~
 
What are you?
 
I?
 
Yes~what is your line~
 
What’s my line?  That was a TV show~~years ago~~
 
Yes~
 
I’m impecunious~
 
That sounds fascinating~
 
It’s not~
 
You’re joshing me~I’m sure it’s a kick~
 
Oh~it’s a kick alright~
 
I went to Vassar~
 
Oh?
 
Some years ago~
 
Oh yes~I’m sure~
 
Not that many though~~where did you go?
 
Go?
 
To college~
 
Catholic University~
 
So~you are Catholic~
 
I am indeed~
 
I am not myself~a Catholic~
 
I see~
 
Shall we drink a little toast~a loving cup?
 
Alright~
 
To whom shall we drink~
 
To baby George~
 
Baby George~
 
The little Prince~~he is our future King you know~
 
Oh, yes, him~he’s so cute~raise a glass to baby George~
 
Here’s how~
 
You’re not from here are you?
 
The Carlyle?
 
No~silly~New York~you sound foreign~
 
Foreign?
 
In a good way~
 
Foreign~in a good way~
 
Yes~~you know~~maybe English or something~
 
English~
 
You aren’t English?~you sound sort of English~you sound different anyway~
 
The English sound different~
 
Well~you know~snobbish~
 
Oh, yes~
 
So you are snobbish~aren’t you~
 
I am not~
 
Are you a Democrat~
 
Jesus God~NO~~
 
How terribly funny~you don’t like Democrats?
 
I’ve never slept with a Democrat~at least not knowingly~
 
But you may have unwittingly~
 
The thought is nauseating~
 
You are a funny thing~
 
I?
 
Yes you~are we sleeping together~tonight I mean~
 
I don’t know yet~get another Cordon Bleu~
 
I know~warmish~you are used to getting your way aren’t you~
 
I am~just so~
 
Someone must have spoiled you dreadfully~~your wife or something~
 
I haven’t any wife~
 
Why aren’t you married, Johnnie~I’d think girls would jump~
 
Jump~
 
Yes~
 
You’ve never even considered it~
 
What~
 
Marriage?
 
Heaven’s NO~
 
Don’t get so hot~she wouldn’t have to be a Democrat~
 
Jesus God~NO~~God Jesus~who wept in the Garden~~
 
Just kidding~I saw a flash of anger, Johnnie~~I thought to run away~
 
Just run over to the bar and get my Cordon Bleu~
 
Yes, sir~I know~warmish~
 
Yes~
 
Here goes~to Baby George again~
 
No~to Her Majesty this time~
 
To the Queen!!
 
There’s how~
 
Did I tell you I went to Vassar College~it’s in the Girl’s Ivy League~
 
Is it now~
 
It is now~
 
Why aren’t you drinking beer~
 
Beer~
 
Yes~Beer~
 
A lady from Wall Street~well advanced in her career in arbitrage would never drink beer~
 
Oh?
 
Why did you ask me such a thing?
 
You said Vassar College~
 
Yes~~i went there~~I studied art history~
 
Oh?
 
What did you study~
 
I can’t think~it was moons ago and I was a restless youth~
 
Oh~what were you so restless about~
 
I really can’t remember~
 
I’ll bet is was girls~
 
That’s an idea~
 
So~ you were all restless about girls and forgot to go to school?
 
Something like that~
 
Still~~it’s a very peculiar question~
 
Which~
 
Why am I not drinking beer~
 
Oh?
 
Why did you say that~
 
I said that because your college was founded by a beer baron~
 
Vassar College~
 
The one and same~
 
I am a very intellectual girl you know~
 
I didn’t~
 
Couldn’t you tell~
 
I didn’t notice~
 
Well~now that you are thinking about it~do you think I am an intellectual girl~
 
I’ve no idea what that means~
 
It means~you know~smart~
 
Really~
 
Really~it does~so do you think I am~you know~smart~
 
How would I tell~
 
Well ask me a question~
 
Alright~
 
Go ahead~
 
OK~will you please go for another Cordon Bleu?
 
Already~my~you are thirsty~it’s a good thing I have an expense account so I can write you off~
 
It’s a terribly good thing~
 
To whom do we drink this time~
 
To you, dear~
 
Oh~you are getting romantic~your friends say you are a stuffed shirt~
 
Oh~
 
My girlfriends said you look like trouble with a capital T~
 
And what do you think~
 
I think they are right and I like it too~trouble with a capital T~~
 
Rude little thing~
 
You just wait to find out~
 
Oh~
 
Not all Ivy League girls are prissy you know~
 
I didn’t know~
 
So~where are we staying~I am a married girl you know~I hope you have a place~
 
I haven’t~
 
You are on a lad’s night out and have no place to go?
 
None whatever~
 
Where should you and I go~~here~
 
Carlyle~~nah~~
 
Where then~
 
St Regis for us, Mrs Begg~~5th Avenue Suite~
 Home~~where the heart is~~St Regis, New York City~~Jake Astor’s personal hotel~~go through this entrance and you will come back out in love~~it is Cupid’s own guarantee~~~
 
 
It has to be 5th Avenue Suite?
 
It does ya know~
 
You called me dear and Mrs Begg~you must like me after all~
 
I’d like you a great deal more if you went for another Cordon Bleu~
 
Right away~~and shall I call St Regis~~I know a girl there~
 
I’ll bet you do~
 
Now don’t be rude~a girl needs a night out too, you know~
 
Oh?
 
For her health~
 
We’ll drink your health–and call your girl~
 
Yes, Sir~~why 5th Avenue Suite especially?
 
Well, it’s sunny and gold and yellow and bright~~New York can be very dark and gray outside, you know?
 
You know–you are right about that~~I’d never thought about it~
 
Well–think about it–make the call and get the drinks–and tell your girl to have a bottle of Cordon Bleu sent up~
 
Yes, Sir~~but what about your friends~~we seem to have melted away from everybody~
 
Hang my friends~
 
Silly~what about my girlfriends who are with them?
 
Hang your girlfriends who are with them~
 
You are a little beast~~a savage~~and here they said you were a stuffed shirt~
 
Did they?
 
Am I being set up?
 
Set up?
 
I mean was this a game~~your being all Anglican and everything~all the while being a beast~
 
I dunno~
 
The beast of the Carlyle~
 
I?
 
You~~yes~~you~~the very Beast of Bemelmans~
 
Where is my drink, Mrs Begg~
 
Oh yes~~and I must call my girl at St Regis~~and say goodnight to my girls here too–don’t you want to say goodnight to your lads~~they may get lucky too~
 
Lucky~
 
Cad~selfish cad~
 
Get the drinks~I’ll call Joseph to come up front~
 
******
 
Next morning~early~she had a bubble bath and asked for quiet while she made “that call home”
 
I sat at her tub like a little mouse with my morning snifter of Cordon Bleu~
 
You sound awfully convincing~
 
Well~a girl gets practiced with time you don’t you know~
 
I do now~~
 
Silly~so you fancied me did you?
 
You were OK
 
OK?
 
OK
 
Do you think I’m pretty?
 
You looks OK
 
I was fishing for a compliment~
 
Well~I’m not the sort who goes around giving dames compliments on their looks~
 
Isn’t that from a movie?
 
Isn’t what from a movie?
 
What you were just saying~
 
Ultimately, everything is from some movie or the other~~
 
HaHa~HA~
 
You need to get out of your tub and order breakfast and champagne~
 
What’s for breakfast~
 
Full English and some lobsters~
 
I knew you were English~
 
I am not English~
 
Touchy~touchy~~what sort of champagne, sir~
 
Good Lord, girlie~~Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Yellow Label~~of course~
 
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 OHHH~~vita la dulce~~
 
 
You know what you want don’t you~
 
I Sure do~
 
You drink like a banker~
 
I am not a banker~
 
Anyway~~you say you don’t compliment girls on their looks~~why not~
 
I never met a dame yet who didn’t know if she was good looking or not without my having to tell her about it~
 
Really?
 
Yeah, really~~and there’s plenty who give themselves lots of extra credit they ain’t got comin’ to them~
 
Are you sure about that~
 
Positive~
 
Do you think my backside has held up well over the years~
 
We haven’t known each other all that long, Mrs Begg~
 
I like that~being called…Mrs Begg~~but seriously~~guys always liked my bottom~~from way back when I was a young girl~
 
Did they~
 
Do you think they lied~
 
It’s very likely~
 
Well, yeah, I know, guys lie~~ but you know, a girl gets self-conscious sometimes~~and with the passage of time~~
 
You looks OK~
 
You don’t care I went to Vassar College?
 
I’d forgotten all about it~
 
Don’t you like educated girls?
 
Ahh–they ask too many questions~~
 
Maybe they are just trying to get to know you~~
 
Say~~did you ever get to know anything worthwhile about a man by asking him questions?
 
No~~I didn’t silly~~is that from a movie too?
 
Is what from a movie?
 
Your voice changed just then~
 
Oh~maybe~I don’t know~I spend a lot of time in pictures~I go in and out~~
 
Maybe that’s why I loved you at first sight!!~~I studied art history you know~~and you~~ you going in and out of pictures all the time~~that must be it~
 
Mustn’t it~
 
You’re toying with me~but you are in love with me~~A girl can tell~
 
You are mad as a hatter~~I’ll forget you by Noon~
 
You try to play tough guy but you are an old softy~
 
Yeah?
 
What do you want from me?
 
An English blue three piece suit from Paul Stuart and a square watch from Vacheron-Constantin~~and some money~~quite a lot of that~~ I’m afraid dear~you see~~I’m a bit short~~
 
Jesus~~You are no cheap date~
 
Joseph knows the stores–they are just close by~~
 
Oh~I know the stores, hunney~~I just didn’t know I was shopping to get myself a very expensive gigolo at Bemelmans~
 
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The general idea of my suit~~
 
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The precise idea of my watch~~
 
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A little pocket money for the weekend~~we are at New York after all~~darling~
 
 
 
One lives and one learns~
 
Well~I have to say~this is one of the few things I’ve ever done with a man that will truly be a first~~to baby Prince George indeed!!
 
Ain’t love grand~
 
It sure is~I feel 16 again~but it also~besides being grand~sounds like it is going to be terribly expensive~
 
You’ve NO idea~
 
Oh~I’ve some inkling–vague inkling~but I’ve never done this before~~kept a man~~my girls won’t believe it~
 
Hang them~
 
And your mates~
 
Hang them higher still~
 
I am in love like a schoolgirl, you know~
 
You haven’t ordered my breakfast you know~~besides sex~`the one thing a girl must keep a man in regularly is full Englishman’s Breakfast and some lobster~~ and of course champagne to wash it all down~
 
Oh~they didn’t tell us girls that at Vassar~
 
Vassar was founded by~
 
Yes–I know~~a beer baron~do the girls all fall in love with you~~
 
Generally~
 
Do you go with all of them if they buy you hotel suites and drinks and suits and watches~
 
Not all of them~
 
Which of them~
 
The ones who can afford it, Mrs. Begg~~those girls~
 
You are simply the~~living end~
 
I’ll let you know when that is, my dear~
 
No end~~OK~~never~
 
You talk like a schoolgirl~
 
No end~~never, ever, darling~
 
As you like it~~now run along and get breakfast and champagne~we’ve shopping to do~~
 
If you were a girl~you know what you’d be called~
 
I do~
 
What~~say it~~
 
Normal~
 
You’re terrible~
 
Terribly right~~
 
Yes~~terribly right you are, Sir~~
 
Ladies~~your servant~~Mrs. Begg~~your slave~~
 
That’s another movie, isn’t it darling?
 
Of course, ’tis, angel~~
 
Do your call all the girls Mrs Begg, John?
 
Heavens, no~~only the very special ones~~
 
You mean the very rich ones~
 
What did I say~
 
You are~~terribly funny~~my  English Johnnie boy~~
 
For awhile, lamb chop~for just awhile~you know what they say~
 
What do they say~
 
Money is the straw that stirs the drink of life~~and drinks only last just a little while~~
 
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BEMELMANS BAR~~NYC~~under the~~masterly painted~~walls of which~~love is found~~

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      • 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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      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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She spoke to me in perfectly terrible French and gave to me a “princess card.”

1940's fashion. So adorable.

She spoke to me in perfectly terrible French.
Gladys Zielian, 1919
If you’re courteous, you will extend me the same consideration.
Evening dress by Bourniche - 1910 - Les Modes Paris - @~ Mlle
She wasn’t your average thief.
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+  Elegant Lady with Parasol ca. 1895
Oh, my, no.
Une jolie photo de Marguerite Duras.
She held out a calling card of a very odd shape.
Young woman wearing a hat by Gyne, Longchamp, 1933; Photo by Seeberger brothers
She called it a “princess card.”
Dior 1953
But then, her English was of even less use than was her French.
1910 ensemble
I had the thought she was perhaps German underneath.
↢ Bygone Beauties ↣ vintage photograph of Gladys Brockwell, 1920s silent film star
That would have made a certain sense:
Ros Watkins, Vogue 1959  Photo by Norman Parkinson
Had she’d been German underneath.
1920s
You know, trying to cover it up.
30's
After all, just what sort of a nice girl would speak German who had any other option at all?
Gorgeous woman, ca. 1900.
ANY other option?
Jacques Fath, spring 1951. White pleated organdy + Valenciennes lace.
At ALL?
Yes, of course, you’re quite right of course, no sort of nice girl would speak German if she had any other option:
Such a beautiful picture. I love this so much. I also want that bathing suit. It's classic yet goths enough for me to love.
At ALL.
by Gerry Cranham 1939
Yet, so many decades on now, it’s all still got me vexed.
Harpers Bazaar 1930  love it
For the life of me, I have never sorted what that is:
Kouka Denis in  gorgeous two-piece guipure lace dress by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, 1958. #vintage #1950s #dresses #fashion
A “princess card.”
Two women in black lace mourning dresses, Paris, 1906.
But, then, this was the time between the wars when the meaning of things was never quite precise, twin decades during which girls were permitted by the very nature of those fretful, skittish, times to let things mean anything that which girls wanted them to mean.
1938
A period of mourning for the terrible loss of the Great War and a reciprocal period of uneasy feeling about the fast approaching sequel.
Kensington, June 1906
I didn’t examine it.
Doris Eaton Travis was a Broadway and film performer, dance instructor, and author. She was also the last surviving Ziegfeld girl.
The “princess card.”
Olive Borden, c.1925 Olive Borden was an American actress in silent and early talkies. Nicknamed “The Joy Girl”, she was known for her jet-black hair and was considered one of the most beautiful actresses of her era. Many of her silent films have been lost and Olive Borden has become a “forgotten” star.
I was more interested in her hair.
from the blog
A girl’s hair will tell you all there is, of any consequence, to know, about any girl.
Irene Castle in 1917.
All there is and yet more so, too.
Dolores Costello
No cheap pave lockets with bad gold peeking through for her, I’ll say.
Alice Wilkie
She knew and went after the real stuff only and was willing to kill to get it and did kill to get it.
Ni Hongyan c. 1920s - beautiful! #Chinese #vintage #Asian #women #beach #1920s
Are you willing to kill to get it?
That which you claim to so very much want, that is?
I say, are you willing to kill to get that which you claim to want so badly?
Margot Fonteyn
Your grammar school textbook French suggests to me a chancer, a faker, who, will always mistake the cheap pave locket with bad gold peeking through, for the real thing.
Maynard Owens Williams. 1920s. French woman sitting on a park bench in early evening, Tete d'Or Park, Lyons, Rhone, France.
So, I say:
Love the pattern. Fabric looks like my vintage cream summer dress. Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll looking like she just stepped out of a fashion show (photograph by Bassano, 1932). #vintage #1930s #fashion
Are you willing to kill for that, too, then, for the mere imitation?
Are you willing to kill for that which doesn’t really exist at all, for a tuppenny pipe dream of the:
Séeberger Frères Auteuil races - Paris 1912
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      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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      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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