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June 4, 2011

Two Women - One Horrid and One Glorious

Today is June 4 and today is the day, in 1919, that the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress (ratification would take place on August 20, 1920). The 19th is the Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Something, by the way, that the horrid Ann Coulter thinks is a bad idea. From the Guardian:
Who exactly has the vote who shouldn't have? "Women," she says, laughing. "It's true. It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."
And The New York Observer:
If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.
Fortunately today is also the birthday of the glorious Cecilia Bartoli. Who is she? Just watch. She's the one in front in the pink dress:


The piece is K 165 of Mozart, the "Exsultate, jubilate" and here's the score, if you wanted to follow along. Or just the text if you can't read music.

While it's far more likely that the Universe just is - that there's no design or balance to it and that happiness (to quote, yet again, Bertrand Russell) begins when facing the fact that the world is horrible - it's good to know that not all of it is horrid Ann Coulter.

Some of it is glorious Cecilia Bartoli singing glorious Mozart.

2 comments:

rich10e said...

very nice!!!Mille grazie!!

cpsperanza said...

Very Beautiful.

Looks like we have a long way to go in gaining equality of race and gender in orchestras, however.