Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gary Kasparov Tried To Warn The World

Feb. 28, 2015 UPDATE:   I first did this post  [on Sept. 16, 2013] of a video from Gary Kasparov's twitter page that at the time I thought was humorous, so I called it "Who Said Russian's Can't Be Funny".  I knew Kasparov was a vehement opponent of Putin and his tactics, but I now realize the former world chess champion, who is now a leader for human rights around the world, was being very serious and recent events prove him to be true.  

This from CBS News on Feb. 28, 2015: "Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Russia's opposition and an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed early Saturday in Moscow". 

After the prescient warnings from the great Gary Kasparov, I take Putin's recent offering of condolences to the family of Nemtsov with a grain of salt. 

Here is my original post from 9/16/2013: "Who Said Russians Can't Be Funny":

I found this interesting video on the home page of former world chess champion's Gary Kasparov [Russian] twitter account.

If you look at this video and some of his tweets on Putin you get a pretty good feeling that Gary Kasparov isn't Putin's biggest fan.  :-)
Here is Gary Kasparov's home page on twitter: [with revised pic]

Garry Kasparov Verified account 
Official account. Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation. 13th World Chess Champion. gk@kasparov.com ||
New York / Moscow · kasparov.com 

This is very short but very funny.    Who said Russians can't be funny?

With recent events..this video is not so funny anymore.   
R.I.P.  Boris Nemtsov.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Greg Gutfeld Exposes Bill Nye As The Real Denier

               Bill Nye - The denier            
One of the biggest voices that the left uses to promote their man-made "Global Warming" fantasy is the "science guy", Bill Nye.

Hey, here's a man who's not afraid to call out those evil, "flat earther", Neanderthal, man-made, "Global Warming" deniers.

Well, now we find out that this favorite of the left may be a denier himself.  Yes, a denier of anti-Semitism. .

Thanks to Greg Gutfeld and the Fox News show, "The Five" panel for calling out this true denier of evil.  On Wednesday. Feb. 25, 2015, "The Five" had this revealing segment of Mr. [too kind of description] Bill Nye, the real denier!

"The Five" segment on Bill Nye, Feb. 25, 2015:

Yes, as Greg Gutfeld says, the science is settled.  Anti-semitism is alive and well today but Bill Nye is in denial.

Bill Nye reveals himself as the "anti-science" guy, at least when it comes to anti-Semitism. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From The New World

Antonin Dvorak  [Sept. 8, 1841-May 1, 1904]
Antonin Dvorak was a great Czech composer in the Romantic era of music.  He is one of my favorite composers with his so many melodic compositions.  His dramatic ninth symphony, "From The New World", is no different with its multitude of wonderful melodies.

This popular symphony was composed  in 1893 while he was visiting America and was the director of the New York Conservatory.  Dvorak was very interested in and  influenced by the old "Negro spirituals" and Native American melodies. This ninth symphony, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, is filled with melodies Dvorak studied from those original spirituals and melodies.  Yes this European gave a great melodic story of this beloved "New World" with his wonderful ninth symphony.  When I first heard the first movement of this symphony it was actually like listening to a beautiful story.  A story from America, told in melodies instead of words.

From the Wikipedia on Dvorak's 9th symphony: " In 1893, a newspaper interview quoted Dvořák as saying "I found that the music of the Negroes [sic] and of the Indians was practically identical", and that "the music of the two races bore a remarkable similarity to the music of Scotland".  Most historians agree that Dvořák is referring to the pentatonic scale, which is typical of each of these musical traditions."

Dvorak, it is reported, stated: "I am convinced that the future music of this country must be founded on what are called Negro melodies. These can be the foundation of a serious and original school of composition, to be developed in the United States. These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them."

On a personal note, I first remember hearing the beginning of this final movement played many years ago on the broadcast every night of the Bobby Fischer/Boris Spasky chess championship they had on PBS.  At that time I knew nothing of classical music, but I knew I loved that exciting music and had to find out where it came from.  Many years later when I finally became deeply interested in classical music I found out it came from the great Antonin Dvorak and his Symphony "From The New World."

This very popular symphony is in E-minor with four movements: 1.Adagio - Allegro  2. Largo  3. Scherzo  4. Allegro con fuoco.

Please turn up the volume and enjoy this great Bohemian's musical description from the New Word. The beautiful second movement begins at 10:45, the third movement scherzo begins at 23:32 and then with the slightest of breaks, the very exciting final movement begins at 32:08 [with it's anticipated buildup of a boisterous climax that has a sudden surprising soft ending].

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony # 9 in E-minor, "From The New World":

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Tales Tweet Of The Week For Feb. 27

It's that time again loyal readers of the Tales for another edition of the Tales Tweet of the Week. 

But Tales, some of you may ask, why isn't there a Tales Tweet of the Week every week?  That is easy to explain.  You see the Tales Tweet of the Week must meet some rigorous standards put forth by the Tales contest rules committee of Wie, Cheatem and Howe. 

And what, you dare ask, are those strict regulations that must be met to be considered for the distinguished Tales Tweet of the Week?  Sit down and take a deep breath.  To be considered for a Tales Tweet of the Week ... it must be a tweet on twitter made during the week. :-)

So, without further ado, Tales presents it's Tales Tweet of the Week for Feb. 27, 2015.  This tweet is from non other than the great black American patriot talkradio200, who is known on twitter as talkradio200, with his ingenious twitter handle of @talkradio200.  You may also find talkradio200 in the Hughniverse, the Hugh Hewitt talk radio chat room.  He is known there as talkradio200.

There was a discussion earlier in the week about how cold it was.  There were many great quips all around but undoubtedly the best quip of all came from @talkradio200 who lives in New York, and that is why it has won the
Tales Tweet of the Week for February 27, 2015:

  tweeting to  

It's so cold in New York City, I saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets.

Bravo, Talk!  That's a winner!