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  1. hippogriff commented on Pickles about 10 hours ago

    DavidHuieGreen: It is one of many antiphonal folk songs with the female singing Liza and the male Georgie. I dig the “late youth”. I got into folk music in the dying days of ballad chasing. You found a new one and learned it on the spot and wrote it down later, unless you had a Library of Congress grant like John and Alan Lomax. After that, radio with the Weavers and Peter, Paul, and Mary tainted the waters too much to get a provenance – but saved a bunch that would have otherwise been lost.

  2. hippogriff commented on Candorville about 10 hours ago

    DavidHuieGreen: Except for some Greeks whose ancestors came in with Alexander and didn’t intermarry, most of the Christians at independence were Arabs, as are many Jews. Arab is ethnos; Jew, Christian, Muslim are religions, and all three are divided into many “denominations”.

  3. hippogriff commented on Non Sequitur about 10 hours ago

    Reynard61: Nor was I talking about those vulture capitalists exclusively. I would agree with you except we both know that is totally hypothetical. No corporation would ever do such a thing. Even back when the wealthy would raise and equip a regiment, the rich guy wouldn’t risk himself or first son (the one who had the primogenitor) joining, although the second son (traditionally bought a military commission) might be regimental colonel.
    Jeff1159: Reminds me of the time in the early ’50s listening in (it was that loud) on a complaint by a woman who thought the student union sounded communist. The school chaplain asked her if she were a Republican and she proudly admitted it. You mean like the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics? Sputters before hanging up and all us United States students could stop repressing our laughter.

  4. hippogriff commented on Tank McNamara about 11 hours ago

    gladiator85: Rochester was a stereotype character; not as a black servant, but the stereotype of the servant who knows more than the master. Moliere use that stereotype too, and they were definitely white.
    Those wanting to ban Huck, I submit, oppose Huck’s regard of Jim as human. They think if they lived in those days, they would be wealthy slaveowners. Actually, then as now, they are some rich guy’s slaves, doing what he says.

  5. hippogriff commented on Zen Pencils about 17 hours ago

    bpullin: I read snake’s first comment as a mirror. Unfortunately, I had to change my mind on subsequent ones.
    Zigman: Agreed. Unfortunately, the supermarket bakery department which had been giving us two-day-old bread (freeze it and it is refreshed), decided to cut the price to a nickle a loaf rather than to save lives. For the first time today, we had too little to take them and stuck it in the freezer in hopes that we will have more next week. For $25.00 profit, they will let documented “through the net” unemployables starve – and I will get total agreement with that view from fat and happy reactionaries. Negligent homicide goes with a full belly.

  6. hippogriff commented on Pluggers about 17 hours ago

    comicsssfan: I came close. I knew I wouldn’t win, but thought some issues needed to be brought out for discussion. Other than the League of Women Voter’s candidate survey, I had a total media blackout – but got 7,411 votes from that.

  7. hippogriff commented on Pickles about 17 hours ago

    hillsmom: Lena Horne, and the definitive version. You can hear Horne’s blood pressure rise throughout, while Belafonte stays as cool as can be. I think he may have recorded it with Odetta, but the Horne version is best.

  8. hippogriff commented on Candorville about 18 hours ago

    DavidHuieGreen: It is still ongoing – Arabs. Bibi’s balance-of-power partner in the Knesset is openly demanding it. They may claim any criticism of Israeli policies is “anti-Semitism”, but with very few exceptions, the Arabs are the only Semites left in Israel. The ruling ethnos is Askenazim, which is European. Before independence, the Semitic Jews, Muslims, and Christians got along peacefully, from Saladin onward. Now Christians have been driven out of even the occupied lands – with the full support of “Christian” US. Being the victims of genocide does not give one the right to practice it on another. “Never again” applies to all, everywhere.

  9. hippogriff commented on Non Sequitur about 18 hours ago

    AKHenderson: Personhood is irrelevant to the case. The outrage is that they declared bribery to be protected speech.
    doublejake: Corporations own more churches than they do governments – especially “megachurches”. After all, there are only a couple hundred countries, but more than that denominations (especially including “nondenominational” denominations).
    Reynard61: They do – as long as they don’t get shot at and are only there to collect the money off the dead bodies of formerly real people.

  10. hippogriff commented on Gray Matters about 18 hours ago

    carlson1955: Garner’s best, The Americanization of Emily, is on TCM late tonight. The ethics of cowardice monolog is a masterpiece.