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Gary Markstein for September 20, 2008

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  1. Woodstock
    HUMPHRIES  about 11 years ago

    He’s not the candidate for change. He’s just the “changing” candidate.

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    Thomas R. Williams  about 11 years ago

    Perhaps he’s the changeling candidate. Will the goblins take him back in time?

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Let’s think with our heads here; McCain was magnificently strong in that cage in Viet-Nam. He had endured things we can’t even imagine. But his best years are behind him. Old people should be respected. But is it safe to put the world’s most influent nation in the hands of a man who could spend most of his term in a hospital bed, with no one behind to take control but a pretty face with old values.

    I don’t like to say that about veterans and old people, we’ll all be old someday. But while some are ready to put the world in the hands of a weak old man and forbid us to see his obvious weaknesses, those same people cram their own parents and grandparents in nursing homes.

    You don’t need to give thm responsibilities they can’t handle to show respect to the elderly.

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    ConservativeBob  about 11 years ago

    “I don’t like to say that about veterans and old people,”

    Then don’t. It’s very clear that McCain is in good health and doesn’t need to be confined to a hospital bed. Not every elderly person needs to go to a nursing home. There was a time in this country where the elderly were revered for their wisdom and life experiences….sadly it seems that day has come to pass.

    This is very disrespectful to elderly people and you should rethink your statements.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member about 11 years ago

    My point exactly. Some people think all they have to do to show respect to the elderly is to take one of them to the white house (to clear their conscience) while they treat all the others like dirt with way more disrespect than the one you pretend to see in my words.

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    HUMPHRIES  about 11 years ago

    CF McCain doesn’t have exclusive rights to the suffering of a POW. It’s not the lack of respect for what he experienced but his trying to capitalizing on it. I’ve had contact with several ex POWs over the years and they usually wanted to keep the recollections private.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Age is a state of mind. As long as you keep thinking about what you can or will be able to do, you’re young.

    You’re old when the “I did“‘s, or worse yet, the “I could have“‘s or “I should have“‘s take more place than what you have ahead of you. It doesn’t have anything to do with physical age. Take for instance those chinese gymnasts. I felt sorry for them because their had their moment of fame so early in life, with so many years ahead saying “I WAS a great gymnast” with no hope of getting back to that level. If they don’t find anything else in life, with the best moments in their lives behind, what stays ahead for them to reach for, to make them tick?

    That’s my idea of someone old.

    On the other hand, someone young is someone that’s on his way to his best days. It has nothing to do with physical age.

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    ConservativeBob  about 11 years ago

    Great post acellist!

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    Alexus_The_Great  about 11 years ago

    Acellist: Could you please tell me one musical piece (of your preference) in which you performed? If you can tell me also from which record house (Deutsche Grammophon, Philips…?) can I get it.

    I really want to admire you even more.

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    Herbabee  about 11 years ago

    ^ Way cool, A. Cellist! Do you play a mean Morricone on your off time? ;-D

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    Herbabee  about 11 years ago

    AC - which venue in DC, if I may ask? If it’s at Strathmore, that is one splendid hall!!

    Howie Shore’s good stuff - I particularly enjoy his scores to the Cronenberg films (the dissonant, desolate guitar passages of the original ‘Crash’ for instance)

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    Alexus_The_Great  about 11 years ago

    Acellist: Thanks!!!!

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