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I’VE BEEN AWAY TOO LONG…TIME TO START VISITING WITH YOU AGAIN...

-- Bob Miller bbmnyc@gmail.com

...“Beauty fades... but DUMB is forever!!”… Judge Judy...

THANKS AUSTRALIA, THIS IS AWESOME

Written by an Australian Dentist

To Kill an American You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian , or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses..

An American is also free to believe in no religion.. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous.. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan ..

The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11 , 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Centre victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must.. Hitler did. So did General Tojo , and Stalin , and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world.. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself . Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

Please keep this going! Pass this around the World . Then pass it around again. It says it all, for all of us. Please do not just delete. Pass it on first. Thanks!

...no matter what... it is and will always be pro-palestinian propaganda!

We are not talking about Anti-Semitism…we are talking about ''pro-Palestinian propaganda'' being promoted as ‘’art’’!!

Sorry…. It is what it is….’’propaganda’’…. interesting music and all the rest doesn’t change the message. The ''cheers'' the ''ovations'’ reported... Are as much... ‘’this will show them… we got it on in spite of the demonstrations’’…. As they are about selling tickets. As reported... Sales are flat and business is off at the met…we will never be told the truth.

About the financial loss incurred to get this production on. It may indeed be a case of the met momentarily winning the battle but lose-ing the war. This will always be referred to as the'' Klinghoffer opera'' and not the ''Adams opera''. 

I doubt that Mr. Adams will be happy about that.

Continue to let your dis-satisfaction... un-happy-ness…and…disappointment be known!! 


Be well....do good work....keep in touch....

-BOB

PRO-PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA….’’COLD-BLOODED-MURDER’’ IS NOT ART!!

IT IS A SHAME THAT THE MET IS GOING AHEAD WITH THIS DEVISE-IVE PIECE OF PROPAGANDA PASSING ITSELF OFF AS ‘’ART''. THE TIME-ING IS WRONG. I KNOW THAT MR. GELB SAID THAT HE STARTED WORKING ON THIS 5 YRS. AGO…BUT …HE HAS BEEN HEARING THE VOICES OF DISCONTENT AND THE REQUESTS THAT HE PUT THIS OFF FOR NOW. THE TIME-ING IS WRONG…WE ARE NOW IN THE AGE OF ''BE-HEADINGS''. ARE WE TO EXPECT THAT WE’LL SOON BE ASKED TO ACCEPT AN OPERA DEALING WITH BE-HEADINGS... THAT MR. ADAMS AND CO. WILL CALL ART??

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Attendance at the Met is off. Receipts are down. People will respond to this affront by not buying tickets. The Met will suffer more financial losses and then we’ll read that the board feels that it must make changes in order to survive and that Peter Gelb is leaving. He will be blamed for the ”Tragedy at the Met”. If there was a shred of kindness sensitivity heart and true greatness in Mr. Adams then he would have come forward and request a postponement of the performance and in it’s stead arrange for orchestral performances. A less than great man.

I personally have cancelled plans to attend performances at the house. I will not leave dollars at the box office. If I must hear something and it’s part of the HD series I’ll attempt to get a ticket. I’m sick at heart that the Met has paid so little attention to the public out-cry and the pain that the presentation of this opera is causing the Klinghoffer family……. sorry this is not ART!!!


Be well.... do good work....keep in touch....

-BOB

SUNSET SAT

I’ve missed visiting with you so I’ll start by sharing with you that after a grey day at 6:05 the brightest most glorious golden sun appeared in the sky…it’s been thrilling to watch it sink and settle in the west!! It gives one faith that tomorrow will be a gorgeous day…Sat

 

Be well....do good work....keep in touch....

-BOB

MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY

One of the memorable moments of this week that remembered, celebrated and honored the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president john Kennedy was the ceremony honoring those who have in the course of their lives made  

Memorable and important contributions to the good and well-being of the country. The ceremony took place at the 

White house. The honorees and their guests were greeted with warmth and affection by president and Mrs. Obama,

The president always tasteful, warm, charming, articulate and dignified made the presentations. The event was deeply 

Moving, touching, meaningful and yes even emotional. It honored what is the very best of America...

Be well....do good work....keep in touch....

-BOB