And fourth, when people learned what was happening, they filled the hall. The Left is always shocked to learn that at least half of America doesn’t agree with them. Whether at Google or at UCLA or at the Los Angeles Times , these people live in an intellectual bubble – they talk with, socialize with, dine with, marry, listen to, and read only those who think as they do. In other words, while we conservatives know them well, they don’t know us at all. Why bother knowing us? We are, after all, nothing more than deplorable, hateful bigots.
In 1918, Still joined the United States Navy to serve in World War I . Between 1919 and 1921, he worked as an arranger for W. C. Handy 's band. In 1921 he recorded with Fletcher Henderson 's Dance Orchestra, and later played in the pit orchestra for Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake 's musical, Shuffle Along . Later in the 1920s, Still served as the arranger of Yamekraw , a "Negro Rhapsody" composed by the noted Harlem stride pianist , James P. Johnson . His initial hiring by Paul Whiteman took place in early November 1929.