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April 7th, 2008

Digby on the ‘serial liar’ theme

Digby discusses the new theme of Hillary Clinton as serial liar: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/storylines-by-digby-andrea-mitchell.html

It’s kind of a shame that our disastrous media establishment so trivializes an actual problem of lying and lying about lying that Hillary Clinton seems actually to have. But the part where Scarborough calls this non-lie a ‘death knell’ is shameful also because the ‘life’ of Hillary Clinton’s campaign is another media misrepresentation; that campaign was in brain death already.

P M Carpenter’s posting today

I quote:

What is clearer today than yesterday is that Obama will be the nominee, and tomorrow that will be even clearer. That is no longer the issue or concern. The real problem now arising for the Democratic Party is that Hillary is toiling to convince a critically marginal number of her supporters that Obama's coming nomination will not be on the up-and-up -- that it was, in mysteriously assorted ways, stolen, and that "They was robbed."

In short, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, is systematically delegitimizing the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. I have never seen anything like it -- and it is genuinely fascinating in all its paradoxical squalor.

Flute playing

I have found that if I wear foam earplugs all the way in I can pick up a flute or whistle (and presumably also a recorder) and actually play more than five notes before putting it down. It seems that I have underrated until now the role of sound intolerance in my instrument-playing pain.

Related: I have wondered whether it would be possible for me to play a solid body guitar with the fingers. A pick would be too uncomfortable. The solid body would keep the strings close to me. Because the guitar is electric, the volume would be relatively controllable (that is, I could turn the sound to eleven, but I also could turn it to zero point one).

Note, I have training with a string instrument.

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