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Tomconroy

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February 3, 2022

Does anyone use TikTok?

I guess it's a place for short videos. Seems mostly oriented towards young people. I tried to figure it out today but didn't get very far.
Does anybody think it's worth bothering with?

February 3, 2022

A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labelling, Finally.

Many Black Americans have a friend or relative like Eric Adams, the new mayor of New York. We have uncles who bring up the progressive benefits of Black Lives Matter in the same breath as the conservative talking points about Black-on-Black crime. We have relatives who are cops or former cops who do not want the police defunded nor loved ones stopped, frisked and mistreated by officers. We have friends who are deeply suspicious of the system and come up with their own ways to deal with it — in Mr. Adams’s case, proposing that his brother head up his security operation to keep him safe.

But for other New Yorkers, Mr. Adams is a political curiosity, elusive, and they are not sure how to view him after his first month on the job.

What makes Mr. Adams hard to pin down is what makes him so interesting: He is offering a new model for how Black leadership can operate in a predominantly white political system — leadership that is simultaneously progressive, moderate and conservative.

This is not to say the mayor is confused: He has been and continues to be a savvy politician. I’m saying that Mr. Adams isn’t easily placed on the traditional left-right spectrum, which has been perplexing to the news media and to many white New Yorkers.

A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labeling. Finally. https://nyti.ms/3B8yMyB

Meeting with Joe Biden today. The President is coming to NYC.

February 2, 2022

2/2/22

Pretty soon we'll have 2/22/22.

February 2, 2022

Memories - Elvis Presley

January 30, 2022

Omicron in NYC

https://twitter.com/AstorAaron/status/1487561558536429568

A few weeks ago cases hit 40000 a day. Yesterday it was 4600.

Hoping it continues to drop, there and everywhere.

PS: I just checked June 2021 stats. It got down to under 200 cases a day in the City. Still a long way to go
January 30, 2022

I'm just catching up with the 'Succession' phenomenon.

We've been streaming episodes for the last few weeks. We just started season 3. I really enjoyed season 1. I thought season 2 was a little over the top.
I guess it's inspired by the Murdoch family. Some really good acting, particularly that guy who plays the youngest son.
I never realized billionaires used the F word so much.

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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Current location: Langley, Virginia
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
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About Tomconroy

Member of NAFO. Living large on an enormous CIA paycheck.
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