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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy
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On President Barack Obama

No one is perfect.  But President Obama has been keeping his nation afloat and growing.  Given the burden he inherited, he has in fact done very well.  Were it not for President Obama and members of his administration, it would be extremely difficult for the international community to trust the US.  At the moment, the credibility of the US within the world community is based almost entirely on the intellectual and moral principles of its President.

This is cutting one’s nose to spite one’s face and it is petty, in the utmost.

A lot of people are like the cock of the fable told below, by Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695).  They cannot tell quality.


The Cock and the Pearl” (I.20)

A cock scratched up, one day,
A pearl of purest ray,
Which to a jeweller he bore.
“I think it fine,” he said,
“But yet a crumb of bread
To me were worth a great deal more.”
So did a dunce inherit
A manuscript of merit,
Which to a publisher he bore.
“It’s good,” said he, “I’m told,
Yet any coin of gold
To me were worth a great deal more.”
Jean de La Fontaine (I.20)
Le Coq et la Perle (I.20)

Post on the United States

Here are two lists of posts and two posts.  The second list is not complete.

List One


List Two



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Giuseppe Tartini (8 April 1692 – 26 February 1770)
”Devil’s Trill Sonata”
Itzhak Perlman, violin 
© Micheline Walker
October 2, 2013