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by Belle
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father

A very interesting sentiment, Sue. But I can't help feeling that someone without a pugilistic ignorance might have got the US much better prepared and saved thousands and thousands of lives. Someone who listened to advice, who didn't react totally out of his grandiloquent ego, who didn't deny until...
by Belle
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father

Marsalis has just lost his father to Covid-19 and he has posted this intelligent and moving tribute. Profoundly intelligent, worldly and sophisticated, Marsalis alludes to Donald Trump and why he was 'required'. A message from Wynton Marsalis: My daddy passed away last night. We now join the worldwi...
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1936

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

"Shame on you", Len? That's a sadly bullying and hectoring comment.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 579

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

"Shame on you", Len? That's a sadly bullying and hectoring comment.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump

Oh, I didn't realize he had dementia too. I rather think it's you who've done all the complaining, non stop now for nearly 3 years.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump

A rowboat going after a battleship!!!
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1936

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

which is disappointing when I already missed John Francis and our own music group here is suspended). No doubt there will be cheering that Placido Domingo has Covid-19. Belle your comments are just ridiculous-when Trump was elected John said he no longer considered himself an American-no one felt m...
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 579

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

which is disappointing when I already missed John Francis and our own music group here is suspended). No doubt there will be cheering that Placido Domingo has Covid-19. Belle your comments are just ridiculous-when Trump was elected John said he no longer considered himself an American-no one felt m...
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'

Stop the international humiliation of this poor man, who is a miserable puppet: it's just DREADFUL.

https://www.facebook.com/Breitbart/vide ... ted_videos
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1936

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I realize that this isn't the airport and I don't have to announce my departure, but I thought I'd give my reason for leaving the group. It's quite simple, I'm sick to death of all the Trump bashing. I guess everyone just assumes that if you enjoy the arts and classical music (I'm a retired profess...
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 579

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I realize that this isn't the airport and I don't have to announce my departure, but I thought I'd give my reason for leaving the group. It's quite simple, I'm sick to death of all the Trump bashing. I guess everyone just assumes that if you enjoy the arts and classical music (I'm a retired profess...
by Belle
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 2439

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Human paraquat. :D Love it. So descriptive. Full disclosure, I'm not that clever a lad, that epithet was shamelessly poached from The Dude (Jeff Bridges) in The Big Lebowski which I show to high-school kids in my film course. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d4VaY7xCmRE d4VaY7xCmRE I'd have to agree; ...
by Belle
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another party?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another pa

This is madness. Biden has incipient dementia and he'll be eaten by Trump, limb by limb. Many of us feel sorry for him here in Australia as he's clearly a patsy. The day Nancy Pelosi tore up that State of the Union speech it was game over for the Democrats. Bets? And, while on the subject of madness...
by Belle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 2439

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Naturally it is all the fault of Donald Trump and any other conservative government in the world. What happened to the climate catastrophe? Yep, you got it; pandemics are more effective and economical killers, every time. The whole thing (cough, cough) reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

Belle you're way off on Trump-you have a lying loudmouth mafia corrupt racist you're trying to defend--think mussolini. Len :( I don't believe I commented on his character or was 'defending' him, just tried to explain reasons why you have such a President . And Barney correctly commented on 'integr...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

Thank you; that was my purpose in developing this exchange because I don't contribute any more to the other sections of the board. I felt strongly about Australia being misrepresented in American media after the fires. Our decent and good people are being worn down to the bone by accusations of raci...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

I left out Prof. George Williams from UNSW - a Labor candidate at a previous election and a regular contributor to " The Australian ". His last article was 2nd March. Murdoch doesn't need to wage a campaign against public broadcasting (is this not another conspiracy theory?) as they do it themselves...
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

Peter van Onselen identifies as of the Left, so is Graham Richardson, Nikki Gemmel and Troy Bramston. Regular columnists. Other guest contributors have been Stephen Loosley, Anthony Albanese, Mark Butler, Mark Dreyfus, Kevin Rudd - lots of them, in fact, have had an opportunity to put their point of...
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

And so is this!! In fact, it's FAR more serious. So redolent of the Hitlerjugend that it won't appear in the mainstream media - if they have anything to say about it.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bbc-h ... ch-accepti
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

I read a great many books and online journals , but I appreciate "The Australian" for its balance of contributors from both Left and Right. Today Janet Albrechtsen talks about mediocrity in our politics and she's nailed it, though I would argue that some of the older role models she's referenced wer...
by Belle
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

You don't know anything about Australian politics. Any 'mocking' will have been of the Labor Party because it's TOTALLY DIVIDED over the issue of climate change - and that's a major reason they LOST the last election. That and robbery of the middle class. Thinking about why a party or person lost t...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

Belle hope you've been safe-just yesterday I watched the DVRed latest 60 minutes and this was one segment-they interviewed the previous prime minister and the current one. Regards, Len https://www.cbsnews.com/video/australia-fires-climate-change-relationship-60-minutes-2020-02-16/ Climate change's ...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

You don't know anything about Australian politics. Any 'mocking' will have been of the Labor Party because it's TOTALLY DIVIDED over the issue of climate change - and that's a major reason they LOST the last election. That and robbery of the middle class. Thinking about why a party or person lost th...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

Thanks for posting that Rach 3. This has certainly been the most apocalyptic summer I can remember. Ironically, since that appalling December, the summer where I live in Melbourne has been unusually clement and wet. Today, mid-February, usually the hottest month of the year, will be 24 (75) with a ...
by Belle
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 21583

Re: Australian fires

No; sorry - this just won't fly. I'll stand up for our leader here. In the first place, Richard Flannagan is one of the most vicious of our haters from the Left. He's a representative of what I call "the glass half empty" Left. Government can do no right (conservative, that is) and - according to pe...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

I blanch at your notions of 'patriotism'. One of the foundation principles of patriotism is loyalty to the nation itself. I don't see a scintilla of evidence, merely name-calling and derision about Trump's supporters - as though they're some kind of neanderthal pond scum. Patriotism? Pass. I'm sorr...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

Doesn't negate the opportunity for you to learn about the real face of despotism.

And apropos Bill Maher: he was one of the most virulent cheer-leaders against Trump and then he has the self-righteous temerity to ask Larry King "how did we come to this"? Such a lack of self-awareness...!!!
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

I think this man gets it 100% right: (as usual). This was recorded in February. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5RcilC0mw0 I hear what you're saying but the fact is you wanted him gone Day 1, went looking for a reason and have finally found one. A never-ending quest to prove illegitimacy will have ...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

where the stakes couldn't be higher. So embarrassing for your nation, seeing those politicians in Washington each and every day - day in and day out since the day Trump was elected - trying to shoot itself in the foot. Whoa there, pardner! Whether or not Trump will leave office voluntarily in 2021 ...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

Points conceded in your comments. Happy to be agreeable. The solar panels are on every second house here in our area - which can only be a wonderful thing!! We built this place 15 years ago when they were less popular and far more expensive. We use gas for most household use now. Just to make myself...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

I've also had another thought about this; the wine industry is regarded as something of a canary in the coal mine. Many viticulturists and vignerons in our area say they are seeing the consequences of 'climate change' on the grape harvest. Unquestionably, the harvest (aka vintage) has been moving fo...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

I saw that article in the Australian just after I posted. But these are people with axes to grind as much as the climate warriors who offend you (and often me as well). What does it matter if there was a horrible heatwave in 1896? I entirely accept that. It doesn't change the facts in Australia thi...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

I am sorry if I appear argumentative, but I also have to challenge your assertion that it is regularly 52 in the Pilbara. According to Wikipedia, we've never got to 52. "The highest maximum temperature was recorded as 50.7 °C (123.3 °F) at Oodnadatta on 2 January 1960, which is the highest official...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

What "hogwash" do you have in mind? Hottest temperature? These are facts from the Bureau of Meteorology: Australia recorded its hottest day on record on Wednesday, with an average maximum temperature of 41.9C (107.4F), beating the previous record by 1C that had been set only 24 hours earlier. Tuesd...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

In that picture: Macron is surely laughing on the other side of his face with France in melt-down and, of course, Trudeau only got to be PM by stitching up a deal with a hung parliament. He's been busy apologizing for his myriad 'blackface' incarnations!! Now, that IS funny.
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

Thanks for your really interesting comments. We often get English-sourced essays and news on " The Australian " newspaper and, of course, I read "Spiked Online" - which is largely editorial. I also watch a lot of discussions on U-Tube. As we live in Australia we cannot know either the English or the...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

That's one side of the story and certainly not the complete version!!
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Granados 'Goyescas'
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Granados 'Goyescas'

I love this work which was, for a long time, synonymous with Alicia de larrocha: her version wasn't on U-Tube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0aVTPvYQ4Y

You don't hear much discussion about this great female Spanish pianist much these days.
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live

I love this recording of Gershwin by Marc-Andre Hamelin: wonderful vignettes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9o6PPSL88
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

So much news today is “fake news” because nobody challenges it. Isn't that the truth. One must read widely and remain very skeptical, then draw personal conclusions. The climate discussion has gone out of control, particularly since St. Greta of Thunberg - who reminded me of another famous sainted ...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

but this fiasco being played out is making you a laughing stock around the world. Belle it's Trump who's providing those laughs and of course in Putin's Russia they keep uncorking the champagne bottles. Regards, Len :( Your celebratory tone is misplaced; a laughing stock is tragic, not funny. Trump...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

the USA at the moment is in circus mode. She laughs best that laugheth least. A 'laughing stock' has little to do with humour and more to do with tragedy and humiliation. And this is a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions where the stakes couldn't be higher. So embarrassing for your nation, seeing ...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: zip code
Replies: 8
Views: 3000

Re: zip code

This man has a Twitter account; that might be easier. Ask him for his address via Twitter.
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

No, it's not a matter for chilling. Politics really matters, Sue, it changes people's lives for good or ill. Certainly it is not the only thing that does so, but it is one that does. This is hugely important for the future not only of the US but for democracy, I think. Trump has expressed contempt ...
by Belle
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey lives!!! Chill. It's Christmas.
by Belle
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin live

Wonderful!! Thank you for posting this. I really admire this pianist and will listen again this morning while I'm polishing the silver for Christmas day. (Where's Hyacinth Bucket??)
by Belle
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

It's sadly true and doesn't give me a minute's pleasure to say it. These observations are being made the world over, not just by Trump and his supporters - however few and far between these may now be.
by Belle
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 9498

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

I think you probably missed the irony and subtlety of the original comment!! :mrgreen: If the Democrats had let, or will let, Trump complete his full 'victory lap' then the truth of his corruption and evil would/will manifest itself in a huge victory for the opposition. It would have saved the inter...
by Belle
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

Re: The dejection election

I agree, Kelly is a commentator who is nearly always worth reading. He does follow the Murdoch party line, but far from slavishly. Watch him step outside, usually with a brilliant piece of original analysis, then scurry back with a couple of party-line columns immediately after. He's getting on now...