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“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JUNE 26, 2019

first_imgFOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img “LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Closes Halloween Run With Six Debuts, ‘Laugh-In’ Costumes In Late-60’s-Themed Vegas Finale [Videos]

first_imgFrom here, Widespread Panic’s next slated gigs are their New Year’s Run at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Before returning home, Jimmy Herring returns to New York City to play two Halloween shows with Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on November 1st and 2nd.Judging by Dave Schools and Duane Trucks’ comradery in the opening skit, those two are probably going to stay in Vegas a little longer. How much longer? No one can say, but they have two months until their next gigs. JoJo has a meeting with his financial advisor to revisit his accounts and gauge how close he is to buying the New York Jets (please do). John Bell spent a night gambling in the poker halls and disappeared with the two go-go dancers and a half-full bottle of whiskey in hand. Sonny was seen at a premier day spa in the wee hours of the morning for a day of relaxation. Until next time, goodpeople, stay well and look after one another. Have a Haunted Halloween!Thanks to PanicStream, you can check out a detailed setlist and notes from the performance below.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/28/18Set One: Video Intro (Laugh-In), Godzilla, One Arm Steve, Imitation Leather Shoes, Better Off, Time Zones > Diner > Blackout Blues, Jumpin’ Jack Flash*Set Two: Aqualung, Pigeons* > Here Comes The Judge* > Pigeons*, Sundown Betty, Four Cornered Room > Slippin’ Into Darkness*^ > Henry Parsons Died*, Mercy > Jam > (Don’t Fear) The Reaper^^* > North*Encore: Tiptoe Through The Tulips*, Drift Away*, Ain’t Life Grand^^^* (14 mins)Notes:* w/ GoGo Dancers on stage^ w/ Steve Lopez (Tour Manager) on percussion^^ w/ Ben Draper (Asst. Tour Manager) on cowbell^^^ w/ JB on tiny guitar– ‘Godzilla’ LTP 10/31/11 Chicago (377 shows)– ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ FTP (Rolling Stones 1968)– ‘Aqualung’ FTP (Jethro Tull 1971)– ‘Here Comes The Judge’ FTP (Pigmeat Markham 1968)– ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ tease by Jimmy during ‘Four Cornered Room’– ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ FTP (Blue Oyster Cult 1976)– ‘Tiptoe Through The Tulips’ FTP (Tiny Tim 1968)– ‘Drift Away’ FTP (Dobie Gray 1973)– Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreterCostumes:JB: Dick MartinDave: Dan RowanJimmy: Dodgers playerSunny: Home TeamJoJo: Joe NamathDuane: Dude Love (Mick Foley)Stage: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (Comedy show 1968-73) On the final night of their Las Vegas run, Widespread Panic took their audience back in time to the late ’60’s for a Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In-style Summer of Love-themed Halloween show. Just like the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series contention, all things must end. Speaking of the Dodgers, Jimmy Herring came out in full L.A. Dodger baseball attire, while the rest of the band sported costumes from classic variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to close out Widespread Panic‘s Halloween run at the Park Theater.John Bell as Dick Martin and Dave Schools as Dan Rowan came out with slicked-back hair, traditional black suits, and clean-shaven faces (except for a crisp, dyed mustache and goatee, respectively). JoJo Hermann was dressed in a New York Jets jersey as “JoJo Namath,” Duane Trucks as Dude Love (Mick Foley), and Sonny Ortiz as the “Home Team”. Beloved American Sign Language interpreter Edie Jackson was costumed as a Goldie Hawn, keeping up with the theme of the evening.The stage was constructed to mirror the Laugh-In set, and the band opened the show with a humorous skit that featured individual bandmates making one-liners and cheap jokes at each others’ expense—In the introductory skit, Jimmy Herring wisely enlightened the audience that if you watch Godzilla backwards, it is about “a benevolent lizard who rebuilds Tokyo and then moonwalks into the ocean.”That being said, the Widespread Panic boys kicked off the final night with an exhilarating cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla.” This song has only been played by Widespread three times before, all on Halloween, with the last time coming at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom 2011. It has never opened a show before, and the original movie was shown on the visual backdrop.To follow, JoJo Hermann recounted his personal story about his first show with the band in the comical tale known as “One Arm Steve”. The hard-hitting original tune “Imitation Leather Shoes” featured a prominent Dave Schools dropping bass bombs. The song is based on Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and fit perfectly with the paranormal vibes of Halloween.A jumping rendition of “Better Off” preceded the crowd-favorite “Time Zones”, which was co-written by Jerry Joseph and opened the 2nd night of the band’s recent St. Augustine run. Another fan-favorite, “Diner”, followed with John Bell improvising an extremely funny and rare “Hatfield” rap and humbly admitting, “No, no, no, I think you’re thinking of another song… Sometimes, I think of all the songs together, Ms. Lee; voices, so clear on some days, other days just a subway full of conversations.“JoJo Hermann dazzled through the drunkard’s anthem “Blackout Blues” before the band closed the first set with a never-before-played cover of the Rolling Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” complete with two scantily clad Vegas showgirls dancing onstage. However, it quickly became obvious that the bust-outs and Halloween weirdness had just begun.When the band returned for the second set, they aced another debut with a percussive cover of Jethro Tull‘s “Aqualung”. The song’s opening lyrics (“Sitting on a park bench”) described a creepy stage prop: a mannequin lady sitting on a bench between Jimmy Herring and JB.Threatening to return to normalcy, the boys kicked into a raucous “Pigeons” with the go-go dancers back on the wings of the stage dancing along. However, it soon got weird again, when the band dropped into a cover of Pigmeat Markham’s “Here Comes the Judge” for the first time ever. After wrapping it up, the Panics finished the second half of “Pigeons” in a rare sandwich.For the 6th time ever, the band whipped up a trance-inducing version of their original tune, “Sundown Betty” which debuted at Panic en la Playa in Mexico earlier this year. Giving the hungry fans more treats, the boys covered back-to-back War songs for the first time with a slick combination of “Four Cornered Room > Slippin’ Into Darkness”. During “Four Cornered Room”, Jimmy Herring teased the Allman Brothers Band‘s “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, which must have been fresh in his mind from his recent guest appearance with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City a few weeks ago. Tour Manager Steve Lopez came out next to assist with percussive duties on “Slippin’ Into Darkness”.Returning to southern tradition, the boys revived an elegiac cover of Bloodkin’s “Henry Parson’s Died” before John Bell’s haunting vocals cut through a hair-raising version of “Mercy”. A mysterious transitional jam led into another debut of a second Blue Öyster Cult gem, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, featuring the Assistant Tour Manager, Ben Draper, on the song’s iconic cowbell part. One last spooky segue landed on Jerry Joseph’s “North” to finish off the second set.Widespread Panic – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” [Blue Öyster Cult cover, Debut][Video: MrTopdogger]Keeping the setlist innovative and weird, Widespread Panic debuted Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” as the first encore with an extraordinarily strange John Bell on vocals. Yet another Widespread Panic first followed with a cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” as the second encore tune. To conclude the festive Halloween run, John Bell brandished his tiny guitar for an appropriate performance of “Ain’t Life Grand”, though Dave Schools had the last laugh with a maniacally evil chortle.Widespread Panic – “Drift Away” [Dobie Gray cover; Debut][Video: MrTopdogger]last_img read more

Corky Hale & More Pay Audra McDonald a Visit at Lady Day!

first_img View Comments Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sure knows how to entertain backstage at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Jazz musician Corky Hale (who was Billie Holiday’s accompanist early in her career), rock ‘n’ roll songwriting great Mike Stoller and fellow soprano Melissa Errico, who will appear alongside McDonald’s hubby Will Swenson in the upcoming tuner Bull Durham, stopped by the Circle in the Square Theatre to catch McDonald’s performance as the legendary blues singer on July 22. Check out these shots from their visit, then see McDonald in Lady Day on Broadway before it closes on September 21! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Related Shows Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Star Files Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook despite dire opening

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share DACH markets betting group bet-at-home AG has recorded double-digit declines across all topline metrics, publishing its Q1 2020 trading update.   The Frankfurt Xetra bookmaker detailed that tough Q1 trading was compounded by the abrupt postponement of European sports and continued wagering declines recorded in Poland and Switzerland.Dealing with multiple headwinds, bet-at-home saw Q1 2020 wagering volumes drop by 18% to €677 million (Q12019 – €827 million).Entering 2020, bet-at-home had warned investors of Swiss and Polish ‘regulatory disturbances’, which saw the group Q1 revenues decline by 13% to €32 million (Q12019 – €37.2 million).Despite recording lower revenues, period costs related to betting taxes and gaming fees were maintained at €5.6 million as bet-at-home recorded period net revenues of €25.5 million (Q12019 – €31 million).Closing Q1 2020 accounts, bet-at-home declared corporate EBITDA of €9 million, reflecting a 30% decline on corresponding 2019’s €12.7 million.Entering the summer months with no European sports schedule, bet-at-home has confirmed that it will revise its operating strategy as it seeks to minimise costs and limit marketing exposure.bet-at-home detailed that it will maintain its 2020 outlook despite facing multiple headwinds, with the company expecting to generate revenues in the €120-132 million range. Furthermore, bet-at-home’s board anticipates that group EBITDA will amount to €23-27 million for the financial year 2020. StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

USA Boxing champ and Olympic hopeful Hemingway honored at sports museum

first_img“I was surprised how many people and kids were down there,” said Hemingway. “I’m a very humble person and I’m proud to represent Pittsburgh and the sports museum.”Unlike most of Wall Street, Hemingway’s stock is way up! It’s a rare thing when an amateur is more well-known and popular with the fans than some of the pros. Women’s boxing is one of the fastest-rising sports in the country.Hot off the presses comes confirmation that women’s boxing will be added, for the first time, to the 2012 Olympics.Yes, the “moving art” that is Tika is about to grace the 2012 Olympic stage, and the world of boxing is waiting to witness a fighter that many consider to be the one of the greatest that boxing has ever seen.Tika takes boxing to a whole new level; one moment she is stalking like a jungle cat; the next, slithering like a snake; the next, prancing like a gazelle. Tika’s grace, passion and athleticism all combine to bring, in her own words, “a celebration of the art form and sweet science that is boxing.”“I told her the first time I saw her workout that one day you will be fighting in countries you can’t pronounce,” said Tika’s first trainer, Rev. Sheldon Stoudemire. “She is now an international fighter, so you won’t see her fighting locally until she turns pro.”Although she currently lives in Pittsburgh, Hemingway travels all over the world. Approachable and possessing a great sense of humor, she has a weakness for cereal and soul food, and a self-proclaimed “fetish” for Nike gym shoes. This is no surprise: after all, in ancient Greece, the goddess Nike symbolized the personification of victory and strength!“I go into training in May and I’m fighting in four tournaments this year,” said Hemingway. “I’m fighting in Florida, Colorado, Argentina and Barbados.”Tika Hemingway promises to bring the pain in 2010 by defending her title in July at the USA Boxing Championship in Colorado Springs. She strongly believes in the adage, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. What is a typical day for the national champion?“I get up at 4:30 every morning and I run three miles plus some wind sprints,” said Hemingway. “Then I eat breakfast and go to school. I’m a criminal justice major at Point Park University. Then in the evening I train from 5:30 to 9 p.m.”“Tika is a great ambassador of the sport and conducts herself with the utmost professionalism,” added Tika’s current coach, Darren Dolby.Tika is a hero who never gives up. She keeps her “eyes on the prize.” Tika’s unlimited potential is clear and she is now being mentioned with some of the best boxers on the planet.The USA Boxing National Championships have been held annually since 1888, making it the longest running amateur boxing tournament in the United States, and the event consistently showcases future Olympians and future world champions. Former champions include Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay) and Hemingway.What is it that truly creates champions?“The key to my success is I don’t believe I’m successful,” said Hemingway. “If you want something you’re never done, once you get it then you go after something else.”Well, 2012 is the year that Tika has the chance to fulfill her destiny by winning the Olympic gold medal. So make some room over at the sports museum, because some “Bling-Bling” is on the way. It’s been a long time coming, but the Senator John Heinz Western Pennsylvania Sports and History Museum welcomed USA Boxing light heavyweight champion Tika Hemingway March 3 by unveiling of an exhibit in her honor for all her fans to see. Hemingway, a Perry Traditional Academy graduate, added the sports museum exhibit to her growing list of accomplishments. She owns this house, literally and figuratively. IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS— Tika Hemingway poses next to her display at the Senator John Heinz Western Pennsylvania Sports and History Museum. last_img read more

Trafalgar Thunder open volleyball season with a bang

first_imgThe Trafalgar Thunder made it look easy en route to the grand prize at the first Junior Girl’s volleyball tournament of the season last week at Mount Sentinel High School.The Thunder won 12 of 13 games to start off the net 2015 West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball season with a bang.Trafalgar continues the season with West Kootenay playoffs set for next month.last_img

Nature Interviews German Creationist; Media Notes Rise of Anti-Darwinism

first_imgFollowing a news report entitled, “Anti-evolutionists raise their profile in Europe,”1 Nature printed a short interview with one of them:2Peter Korevaar is head of the physics and cosmology working group of Germany’s Studiengemeinschaft Wort und Wissen, one of the largest creationist groups in Europe.  He holds a PhD in astrophysics and now works at IBM in Mannheim.  Quirin Schiermeier asks him about his group’s aims.The interview was straightforward, unfestooned with interviewer emotion or reaction.  Korevaar was asked about his group’s aims, and his answer was just as straightforward:We are a Protestant group.  We want to do accurate and honest scientific work under the premise that God has created the world.  Scientific naturalism as we know it doesn’t allow for a creator who can interfere with the physical world.  Evolution should be taught in schools, and creation discussed along with it.He was also asked about his relationship with scientists, about evolution, about intelligent design, and about his group in comparison with those in the USA.  Korevaar expressed his desire to discuss these issues rationally with his colleagues.  Being labeled as “dilettantes” or “fundamentalists” he finds as prejudicial and indicative of misunderstanding.  He said microevolution is non-controversial, but there is no evidence for macroevolution.  As for relationships with US creation groups, he said, “We are aware of other creationist groups in Europe and the United States.  But we don’t collaborate too much with any of them.”  He said his group can subscribe to most of the alternative answers provided by intelligent design.  There was no indication whether this was the entire interview.    The other news article, however,1 described the rise of creationism in Europe in more ominous undertones, depicting it as a battle against science.  For example,Almut Graebsch and Quirin Schiermeier assess whether creationism is threatening science in Europe.But a number of similar incidents over the past couple of years, in various countries, are raising fears among the scientific community that creationism may be on the rise in Europe.…the most blatant attempt to ban evolution…Following widespread protest….“Italy is no longer a completely secular country,” says Telmo Pievani, a philosopher of science at the University of Milan II in Italy.  “We are facing a dramatic and worrying cultural and political regression.”There is debate over the size of the threat posed to science in Europe by the various creationist movements.Moreover, Europeans do seem to be more enlightened than Americans when it comes to evolution.Others warn that scientists can’t afford to be complacent.  “The anti-evolution movement does undermine public understanding of science,”…In addition, anti-creationist Steve Jones, who testified to seeing a large increase in creationist questions at his lectures in recent years, was given the last word.  “Jones says that, despite his dislike of creationism – ‘it annoys and depresses me that intelligent students persist in holding irrational views’ – he doesn’t think that such arguments are set to undermine science in countries such as Britain.  ‘But I am not so optimistic about Turkey.’”    Turkey was described as having the most aggressive and widespread creationist movement.  Other countries mentioned with active challenges to evolution included Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy and Britain.    The British case is notable for a clash of two specific organizations.  A group called Truth in Science distributed information packs to every secondary school in September; these included DVDs of the popular intelligent-design film Unlocking the Mystery of Life.  “In response,” the article continued, “a group called the British Centre for Science Education has been formed to campaign against the teaching of creationism in schools” (see 10/27/2006, bullet #5).  While the article mentioned ties between Turkish creation groups and America’s Institute for Creation Research, it did not mention the BCSE’s ties to the National Center for Science Education in the US.    The BCSE’s response may be too little, too late, however.  Positive responses from the DVDs have indicated that intelligent design is getting a hearing.  Wrote one viewer, “It was the first time I really saw ID presented as a positive research programme that is about more than simply picking holes in Darwinism…. I can see a lot of young people interested in studying biochemistry or molecular biology, as well as some computer scientists, taking up the challenging questions posed on the video.”  Another wrote, “The DVD is far better than I had imagined!… This sort of high quality material is just what is needed to present to thinking people.  I really think that anyone who actually watches the DVD, will realize the charges of ‘religious bigotry’ are completely unfounded and must want to know more,” he said, ending on a note that he was ready to “certainly recommend it to as many of my friends as possible.”    Since intelligent design is becoming more part of the public dialogue, The Guardian printed a Q&A about it, mostly derogatory.  Another story on The Guardian reported how Richard Dawkins is taking steps to fight it in the schools.  The BBC TV posted an article about the “war on science” (i.e., intelligent design), taking comfort from the Dover ruling but discomfort from the numbers of Darwin skeptics in the public.  This followed a BBC Newsnight TV episode that pitted Truth in Science leader Andy McIntosh against critic Lewis Wolpert.  While McIntosh tried to stay on point that the question is not about the identity of the Designer but allowing alternatives to materialism to be investigated, Wolpert reiterated, almost shouting with intensity and gesturing emphatically, that ID is about religion and has zero to say about science.  A BBC News story did not even mention McIntosh but gave prominent coverage to Wolpert’s position and activities to fight creationism.    The Guardian also posted a story 11/27 about the “rise of creationism” in the UK and the work of Truth in Science.  The article mentioned that, of the 89 feedback cards received from secondary schools sent the information packet of two DVDs and a manual, 59 were positive, 15 negative, and 15 said the material was “unsuitable.”  A BBC News article, however, reported that a leading chemistry teacher, Nick Cowan, urged the Education Secretary to adopt the Truth in Science materials, because they are “very scholarly” and are useful in teaching how science is done.  “All the Truth in Science stuff does is put forward stuff that says here’s a controversy,” he remarked.  “This is exactly the kind of thing that young people should be exposed to.”1Almut Graebsch and Quirin Schiermeier, “News: Anti-evolutionists raise their profile in Europe,” Nature 444, 406-407 (23 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/444406a.2“News: Q&A Peter Korevaar,” Nature 444, 407 (23 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/444407a.The Darwinists must be scared witless at these developments.  (That assumes they had a wit to begin with.)  They must feel like East German secret police at the first sign of cracks in the Berlin Wall.  While the news piece about “anti-evolutionists on the rise” contains classic Nature propaganda from the Darwin Party spin office, it was highly unusual for them to print an interview with the enemy without demanding he wear the clown costume.  They certainly couldn’t claim Korevaar didn’t have the credentials, with his PhD in astrophysics and a job at IBM.    Darwiniac Steve Jones in particular must be extremely frustrated.  He used to be able to assuage any public anti-evolution rumblings by serving up a brief stew of propaganda chunks and fallacy gravy, then wipe it off with a napkin and carry on (e.g., 04/21/2006, bullet #2).  It isn’t that easy any more.  The public is spitting it out and patronizing ID vendors who aren’t so patronizing in their attitude.  It shouldn’t be so hard for him and his fellow Darwin-only devotees to attract their customers back.  All they need to do is build a better mousetrap by evolution, or show in scholarly detail how exquisite biological machines invented themselves.  In the new film The Case for a Creator, Jonathan Wells proposed a Darwinian test: put a cell in a test tube of nutrient broth and poke it, letting its insides fall out.  Now, all the ingredients for life are present.  If the Darwinists can put Humpty Dumpty back together again without intelligent design, people would be more likely to believe their story.    The Darwin Party strategists can either intensify their pointless warfare against the popular uprising (02/24/2006), or engage in peace talks.  If they choose the latter route, the ID Visigoths (05/09/2006) should not trust the smooth words of the Darwin emissaries.  They’re liars, remember?  Lying is part of their world view.  It’s a legitimate part of how the world works, the way they see things.  Lying evolved (04/26/2004); it must be a good thing for showing how fit you are (03/14/2006).  Since morality is also a phantom artifact of the selfish genes, a Darwinist only employs honesty, as if it actually meant something, for selfish ends.  This is done by the method of mimicry.  Darwinists borrow concepts from the Christians long enough to suit their purposes in the evolutionary arms race (e.g., 10/13/2006).  Then they either escape or move in for the kill.    Most likely, the Darwin Party strategizers will make concessions only long enough to find a faux pax to make a cause celebre in some school or town, enough to capitalize on it and say, “Well, we tried the alternative, and it failed so miserably, we have to go back to the dictatorship.”  If you wouldn’t like to see the Berlin Wall resurrected, then remember: forewarned is forearmed.  Certain Darwinists are incorrigible.  Like Marxists in Parliament, they can be tolerated only when forced to share power, but must always be monitored lest they plot to seize it for themselves.  Don’t expect them to remain civil with just part of the pie (see 11/05/2006).  They’ll play along till they get the power back, then the first item of business will be to dissolve Parliament and bring back King Charles.  (And then, purge the democratic leadership.)    One useful technique for preventing the East German communists from retaking control was to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall as a great popular victory through pictures and artifacts.  Pieces of the wall are popular collector’s items and museum pieces.  Photos of the cheering crowds wielding their sledge hammers against the symbol of oppression will linger long in the memory, saying more than books could express.  When the Darwin idol finally falls and the Bamboozle Curtain is torn down by liberated minds (06/29/2006, 04/20/2006), and it becomes politically safe for gentle people to admit they had anti-Darwinist leanings, we will need visual reminders of just how vicious (03/14/2006, 03/02/2006) and intolerant (04/21/2006, 02/20/2006) the Darwin Party thought police had behaved, or how ludicrous the claims of the Darwinist facilitators had become (e.g., 05/09/2006, 05/02/2006, 03/31/2006).  Some day soon, a cartoon book of Stupid Evolution Quotes of the Week (e.g., 11/08/2006, 07/23/2006), paired with The Far Side, could make a nice stocking stuffer for post-Darwinist high school students.  Darwin Party strategists trying to polish the idol (02/10/2006) are not likely to succeed with people snickering and suggesting it be re-erected in the carnival dunking booth.    Artists, you could have a hand in this.  Let the news inspire your next masterpiece; perhaps something like a sculpture of Darwin and Stalin embracing in a quicksand of facts, or Dawkins and Dennett engaged in a futile battle against an army of biological machines.  A scene of scientists bowing before a big Darwin buddha (07/18/2006), with the title “Fundamentalists,” might work.  More seriously, the most effective memorial might be to superimpose some of the worst Darwin rhetoric (e.g., 07/06/2006), 05/09/2006) engraved in cold steel, over scenes of the good, the true, and the beautiful.(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Nehru Childrens Museum organises painting exhibition

first_imgKolkata: Nehru Children’s Museum held a painting exhibition at the Gaganendra Exhibition Hall. The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent painters like Samit Aich, Asit Pal, Debabrata Chakraborty and cartoonist Debasish Deb. It is a three-day exhibition, running from April 28 to April 30. The production of the paintings was based on ‘Tomar shrishti, aamader tulite’ or ‘your creation through our paintings.’ The 60 paintings that were displayed in the gallery portrayed art work based on Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry. Lines like ‘Aamar raat pohalo, Sarado praatey, Baashi Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightstomar diye jabo kahar haatey’, were portrayed beautifully through a water colored painting of a brown boy playing the flute in the middle of the night. Another of these lines: ‘Esheche sarat himer pore’, came to life through an artwork of a Baul singer carrying an iktara. Many such small lines from famous Tagore poems were portrayed through the art work of 11 to 26 year olda. Other mediums like poster color, acrylic, charcoal and tempera were used for the paintings. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe theme was nature through Tagore’s eyes. Shikha Mukherjee, an official at the administrative section of Nehru Children’s Museum, believes that this theme made the children realise the importance of nature and the beauty of Rabindranath Tagore’s works. An exhibition, which has been running successfully since the last 12 years, has made an incredible show this year with 60 |beautiful paintings of some of the best painters in the association.last_img read more