Weekend Open Thread: “Every Time You See Me…” and an unusual Chopin Prelude.

Eric Garner's Last Words

Taxation without respiration.

And meanwhile, if you don’t like this reminder of Eric Garner’s last words, there’s this — LRAD “sound cannon” used on protesters in midtown Manhattan:

YouTube caption from author “James C”:  “Early AM hours of 12/5/14. March was heading east on E 57th St at Madison Avenue. I do not condone the small amount of garbage that was thrown, or using pepper spray or LRADs, which were used to suppress first amendment activity.”

This week’s Vern video:  Chopin’s haunting, restless, and rarely played Prelude Opus 45 – in C# minor although it rarely stays in one key for long.

This is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about that, or whatever else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and discretion.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)