THIS IS FUNNY

In Marseilles during New York City Ballet’s 1955 European tour, Balanchine was rehearsing Maria Tallchief in his one-act Swan Lake, which she had created four years earlier. As was his wont, Balanchine was making changes to what he’d originally staged that were not always welcomed rapturously by his interpreters. Tallchief was resisting Balanchine’s tweaks to the ps de deux. “No, no, no,” Balanchine insisted. “Oh, George,” she replied, “you just don’t know what’s beautiful!”

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YES, I KNOW

that I said that Laura Jacobs and I were going to have an on-line parley about La Clemenza di Tito, but she’s been totally busy with an exciting new project.

But there a few things I want to say–say them solo, I will, if I must!!–and I will get to them.

In the meantime, save your kopeks for the $4.99 you’ll have to pony up for A Long Time Ago in Milan.

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APA LEADERSHIP ACTED TO PROTECT TRUMP & BETRAY AMERICA

With their ridiculous “Goldwater Rule” gag order on the psychiatric profession, which had a moral and patriotic obligation to warn America about Trump.

It was, as usual in our overly-institutional society, a top-down act by the American Psychiatric Association.

Yale psychiatrist Bandy X Lee, interviewed by Tana Geneva at Raw Story:

“I should clarify that the leadership did this by fiat, against member protests. We are now in a constitutional crisis, about to enter catastrophic wars, and economic breakdown is looming—all in ways that were wholly predictable from having a mentally unstable president.”

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WHAT IS GOING ON W/THE FRONT PAGE OF NYTIMES.com?

An entire DAY later, and no headline there about a federal judge ordering that Mueller’s unreacted report be released. Who makes these decisions? To whom are they accountable?

P.S. Was it because it WAS on the front page of Washington Post.com?

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I WON’T VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT WHO OPPOSES IMPEACHMENT

Enough is enough–the president is ravaging our democracy with daily-increasing ferocity. Nancy Pelosi is making the same mistake that her predecessor Dick Gephardt made in 2002 when he thought if the Dems just went along with George W. Bush’s Iraq fraud resolution, they could pivot to kitchen table issues and regain a majority. They lost in a rout. Post-Reagan Democrats do not know how to play hardball, and it blows up in their face over and over again.

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IF TREASON BRINGS LONG SENTENCES, WHY AREN’T YOU IN JAIL, MR. TRUMP?

Traitorous Trump and his scurrilous troll AG Barr double down on accusing any attempt to hold them accountable to law an act of treason.

This a full-bore conspiracy to obstruct justice and overturn American democracy.

This is as we learn daily about more impeachable crimes that Trump has committed.

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TALK ABOUT (T) RUMP COALITIONS

I mean, wouldn’t it be more appropriate at this point for Screaming Senator Lindsay Graham to slip into that Dutch Boy number that River Phoenix put on in My Own Private Idaho whenever he’s in Trump’s vicinity?

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FOOD FOR PONDERATION

In Sir Hubert Beerbohm Tree’s 1913 essay collection, Memories and Impressions, he writes, “To be oneself is the greatest luxury in the world, and I am bound to say it is the most expensive.”

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GOP WORKS FOR TRUMP, NOT AMERICA

It’s more than the fact that the GOP is now the party of Trump; the GOP caucus is prostrate before Trump and his family. They are simply a private security detail whose mandate is to erect the Trump family from any scrutiny or accountability. And the Republicans are completely OK with the prospect of Trump as the first American dictator.

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SPOKESHARRIDAN SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

retreats to the safe space of Fox “News” to vent her boss Herr Trump’s attack on our judicial system.

But, please, remember that it’s a disqualifying offense to insult her mascara!

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