FREAKY LIAR TOM COTTON

Sen. Cotton channels Dick Cheney, lying us into a war with Iran–cakewalk, you know.

Trump will launch war on Iran as his latest attempt to sandbag exposure of his criminality.

This will, in itself, constitute a new crime by Trump.

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TRUMP MUST HAVE ALZHEIMERS

Dead bald eagles under windmills, indeed.

And he’s seen them personally.

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WALCZAK, concl.

“We had been doing doing Concerto Barocco for at least two years when one day at the beginning of rehearsal, Balanchine stopped us. He was very emphatic about adding the tiniest, most invisible beat. The reason this remained with me is that he had me demonstrate it before we all did it. Barocco starts with two lines of four girls on either side of the stage. The dancers are in fifth position, and on the downbeat [CT&] Demi pie. As the music starts [CT1] sous-sous [CT 2] fall toward the outside of the stage [CT &3] side the inside leg to fifth on toe [CT & 4] fall toward the inside of the stage, finishing in demi-plie with the back leg in tendu back efface. At this point the dancers are already in demi-plie. There is an [&] and at this point Balanchine wanted us to add a very quick extra demi-plie before count 1 into a passe relive. No one would ever notice that extra little demi-plie, but it is in the music and at that moment seemed very important to Mr. B to add it to the step. I am not sure if dancers today are even aware of its existence.

“In Balanchine’s teaching the preparation for a movement was extremely important. He would say “Aaaaaaand pow! Aaaaaaand voila! Aaaaaaand show!” If you were to ask Suki Schorer or Susan Pilaren to demonstrate a fondu releve to croise front they would demonstrate this teaching. It is ingrained in the dancers that trained under Balanchine. On the preparation for the fondu croise front with the right leg, the weight is completely over the left leg in demi-plie with the body tilting forward and to the left with the right foot in coupe front. The hands come together in front of the body and the eyes look towards the hands as if picking up a gemstone. From this position “Pow!” the leg shoots out to croise front with the body switching toward the right as you releve, no matter how quickly the leg extends. At the last moment there is almost a pause as the foot is placed in the air. The feeling is of gathering together and exploding into the pose, this elongated preparation adds to the impact of the climax of the movement.

“I am certain that I am not the only dancer/teacher who wonders about how we can include this nuance of movement while teaching clean position and precision. This is not a question of hitting the position on the exact count but of the ebb and flow from one side of the body to the other, the crossing of the torso against the legs, the elasticity followed by the pause. All of this show dancers communicate the movement to the audience, how music flows through their bodies and becomes visible. It would be fascinating if my concepts could start a discourse and a sharing of thoughts among us. Hopefully this is the start of a very interesting dialogue.”

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All Rights Reserved by Barbara Walczak

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FOX “NEWS” IS “HATE-FOR-PROFIT RACKET”

Sen. Warren is right,  and no one who loves American democracy can afford anymore to mince words about Fox and what it is doing to America.

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WILL McCONNELL & GRASSLEY BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE?

Equal Vote for America has launched a suit against Sen. McConnell and Grassley for their criminal, traitorous squashing of Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination in 2016. The suit alleges correctly that both senators are guilty of a “blatant breach of Separation of Power and a gross violation of Due Process.”

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WALT WHITMAN RESPONDS

to the old, white, rich right-wing men dinosaurs encouraging humanity to play possum with reality:

“I like the scientific spirit–the holding off, the being sure but not too sure the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine–it always keeps the way beyond open–always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake–after a wrong guess.”

From the newly published Walt Whitman Speaks, previewed in The New York Review of Books.

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AND LIZ CHENEY MUST BE ASKED

a. Why she stays silent as Trump defends neo-Nazis and embraces the anti-Semitic white nativist agenda?

b. How does she have the gall to defend and encourage the use of torture?

c. Why does she continue to defend her father’s massive defrauding of the United States in perpetuating the greatest foreign policy blunder in American history?

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NOW TRUMP TRIES IT w/REP. TLAID

QUESTIONS THAT TRUMP MUST ANSWER

a) Why does he defend neo-Nazis?

b) Why does anti-Semite Steve Bannon remain one of his closest advisors?

c) Why did Trump crow when the towers came down on 9/11?

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JUSTICE BREYER SOUNDS THE ALARM

on his radical right-wing brethren on the Supreme Court.

Again, what were Obama and the Democrats thinking when they allowed Mitch McConnell to hijack the judicial confirmation process?

And this is what Biden is running on? Perpetuating this legacy of passivity and acquiescence to radical overthrow?

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WHY DOES NANCY PELOSI ASSUME THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION IN NOV. 2020?

At the rate that Trump is now going, and with Democratic resistance as timid and anemic as it is, we can in fact predict that Trump will refuse to hold elections next year.

And the GOP, which has now prostrated itself before Herr Trump, won’t lift a finger to ensure that democracy continues in this country.

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