Archive for October 2005
George Takei was in the Japanese internment camps in the American West. In them were also people of Japanese descent who were taken out of 17 other countries. America, under Ronald Reagan finally recompensed the Japanese-Americans about $25,000 for the injustice that was admitted to being “racism”. The others, many apparently kept in Texas, have not been recompensed. Many young people were in the camps and one of the current President’s men was in them he relates. One of the highest decorated units in WWII were Japanese-Americans in Italy, nisei, my dad who served there called them which is title about which generation of immigrant one belongs to. They weren’t allowed to own property in California. In the “Battle of the Bulge” (a monument just opened in Ontario, New York outside Syracuse, NY) one particular “nisei” unit lost over 900 men rescuing 500 “lost Texans” that decision still argued over in military strategy. Isn’t everyone who’s been associated with “the final frontier” homosexual, “back to feeling their old self again?” I think George Takei of an American asset and whatever spin we project more of the same stupidity that gets us into wars.
According to a National Archives article, the first “White House Press Secretary” was Cabinet member George B. Cortelyou, of New York, (early Con-Ed CEO also) descended from the French surveyor hired by the Dutch to survey Brooklyn. He invited the press into the White House after President William McKinley was shot at the Panamerican Exposition in Buffalo, NY, Mr. Cortelyou had been standing next to him. As the press was told the condition of McKinley by Cortelyou and the tradition started they said. However, in their purview of them, they left out the first woman White House Press Secretary, Dee Dee Myers, who in the Clinton administration was White House Press Secretary for three years, strangely omitted from the article.
Some historians have remarked, that since George B. Cortelyou held three (3) Cabinet posts during a particularly trying time, the assassination, the Spanish American War, etc., he remained in the Cabinet under Theodore Roosevelt (told on the eighth day after the shooting, in North Creek, NY by telegram that he was President, where nearby he had been climbing in the Adirondacks) that his papers (he died in Huntington, NY in 1940) should be reviewed by historians so far overlooked. He began teaching shorthand in NYC schools, then became Chairman of the Republican Party. I may be related to him by marriage or lack thereof.
“It seems that, in lieu of a New York Halloween show in 1982, Zappa resolved instead to create a television special that would prove to be of immense interest to his hardcore fans. So the â€˜Dub Room Specialâ€™ was shown on Halloween 1982 at the Ritz in New York City.â€�
I saw him Halloween (and his band) at Stony Brook University back in 1980 or 1981. I guess it was better than having to choose the following year, when some might have want’s to see him back there, where I once on Halloweens past had seen the “Grateful Dead” and “Sha-Na-Na”.
RE: Whistleblowers in government
Date: Oct 25 2005 8:20AM
Sorry to impugn Suffolk County I guess. It was Nassau County and they say, of course, its not true. But it goes back to the case about the ADA who in Louisiana thought to query her fellow employees and was fired. I met a Greek-American woman, a future Suffolk County ADA, who helped train “Seattle Slew” the famous racehorse, maybe I’ll ask her someday. Her father was a Russian specialist in WWII, then a lawyer, then a judge. He used to like to cook in his spare time at the “White House” (sauerbraten?) restaurant in Coram, NY out on Long Island. I was best man at her sister’s wedding, she’s a folk-singer friend of Mrs. Woodie Guthrie, who has a small apartment at the Dakota, and heard sadly the shots that killed John Lennon she told me.
The director of “F Troop” later directed TV’s M*A*S*H. Interesting article in the national website of Wales. I once worked in Mississippi with a woman from Penalt, near Monmouth (and the river Wye) in Wales, Mary Fitzherbert, who also once lived in Uruguay.
Well, she’s the Senator in my state, NY and was at the Watergate hearings with Liz Holtzman, the only women “on board”. What I’ve seen of the show, CIC, a term used in only one “Hollywooden” film that I know of, in “Sitting Bull” (whereby he is promised to meet with the CIC, and that didn’t happen. He was played by Iron Eyes Cody, a famous spokesperson for a cleaner roadside America, a tear running down his face in full headdress and who I met at the Choctaw Pow-wow near Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1979. The town, with hoses and police dogs on civil rights demonstrations on the TV, became a photo-op for candidate Ronald Reagan sitting in a rocking chair, I mean, so how “left” can Hollywood actually be, beyond the public voices of those in a very “private” industry?). The “CIC” episode I saw showed international intervention which is what I’ve heard a President is supposed to be about, “foreign policy” (according to Randi Rhodes on, “Air America” which I think is where the “left” sort of meets). Marilyn Monroe’s erstwhile gift of an engraved Rolex watch to President JFK went for $120,000 in Connecticut yesterday, she a supporter of his foreign policy, which brings us around again to do we have to Arthur Milleresque go through these “witch hunts” over and over and over again? The blackman, the Jewish actress and the black “pop star” hunt, their roles maybe are the same, just tried in another era.
NEW YORK — Late in his life, artist James Edward Kelly tried to publish his memoirs, a book that would have featured his colorful interviews with the many Civil War figures who posed for him. But by then, the Great Depression had set in and publishers told him no one was interested in a war long past…
The book, “Generals in Bronze,” comes out Nov. 1, and is already generating tremendous buzz in the world of Civil War buffs…
One general told Kelly how Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s drinking had led him to resign as a captain in 1854. The account claims that Grant remarked: “I’ll make my mark yet. I don’t propose to remain in the gutter.”…
Kelly, born in New York in 1855, had demonstrated an aptitude for art early in life. His work appeared in publications including Scribner’s and Harper’s. Five of his bronze reliefs adorn the Monmouth Battle Monument in Freehold, N.J…
The artist died at age 77 in 1933. He had no known survivors. When Styple looked for Kelly’s grave in St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, he found that it was unmarked.”