Category: Biography & Obituary

past and present

He walked out into the snow and died

No, not Captain Oates.

People die all the time, some gruesomely but for those who go semi-naturally, something which bit by bit is interesting me more and more as I go along, I found something which might interest you too:

There was an episode of What’s My Line, following the passing of Fred Allen, U.S. comedian. I tuned into this particular episode because of Cyd Charisse [13:53], who was stunning, and a jazz piano student who followed her – Miss Akioshi [16:43], who was very nervous but it was such a lovely segment. March 1956 was not all that long after the war, so this was an interesting choice of guest.

In comments, there was something on Fred Allen [seen here in his first appearance, not the one just mentioned]:

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Martha Bernays

This blog has looked at father-daughter relationships before but this time, there is added material.

These two below have been scrutinized by everyone hostile to Trump and all sorts of allegations have been made.  I have this to say – there is a type of laissez-faire crowd found across RINOs, CINOs and the Champagne Left, e.g. DSK, Hollande’s mistress and her daughter and tales come out of there that nothing is off-limits, from incest to Dolphin Square activities.

That’s not what this post is about – this post assumes nothing untoward sexually, nothing violent at home, just a normal dad-daughter relationship but even in that, as you’ll see below, that has its pitfalls

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The Freuds

Ken Craggs* says:

Here are two people who have a lot to answer for.

sigmund and anna freud

Between 1915 and 1938 Sigmund Freud was nominated 32 times for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, but was not awarded. The Nobel Committee in 1929 concluded that Freud’s work was of no proven scientific value. Sigmund Freud was also nominated once for the Nobel Prize in Literature, but not awarded.

Sigmund Freud’s daughter, Anna Freud, began her own psychoanalytical practice with children in 1923 and wrote the book ‘Introduction to the technique of child analysis’. From 1927 – 1934, Anna Freud was Secretary-General of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).

In 1935, Anna Freud became director of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Training Institute, and in 1937 co-founded a nursery school for children of the poor in Vienna. Some of the children’s parents had been reduced to begging. Anna wrote “we were very struck by the fact that they brought the children to us, not because we fed and clothed them and kept them for the length of the day, but because “they learned so much”, i.e.More here ...

Wednesday bits and pieces

Don’t know about you, dear reader, but her name’s a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it?

monika life

And here are the anti-fascist left:

fascist left terrorists

Meanwhile, women in Iran after the Shah had been toppled and they’d been told to wear heebeejeebees. Sad, but that’s Islam for you:

iranian women's protest

A nice one to finish with – I know someone living in that lower right corner where all those lights are:

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Ann Barnhardt

1 psychology

At lectures and symposia, you cannot get away with waffling, even assisted by Powerpoint slides. That also applies to blogposts – there are limits.

Ann Barnhardt ignores that and yet she puts together a quite cogent argument [vid at the foot of this post], her main points powerpointed, which goes on for 2 hours and 53 minutes. She wasn’t boring, proceeding from section to section logically and I found her arguments had force in most cases, particularly when supported by concrete examples from public life.… More here ...

John McCain

The purpose of hatchet jobs, IMHO, is that the person is only a target worthy of exploration if he’s been putting himself about in an obstructionist way against the nation or is doing something to others in some nasty way.

Other than that, every one of us has our foibles, our past, the things we’d rather forget. It’s hypocritical to go the ‘holier-than-thou’ route, the Mary Whitehouse, but it’s fair game if they’ve gone out of their way to stymie the people for bad reasons, e.g. this Miller cow [Brexit], e.g. Blair, e.g. Branson, obviously Soros. Geldof though is just a silly person and doesn’t warrant it.

And so to an obstructionist in Washington:

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