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by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich
Replies: 0
Views: 13

New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich

A budget that spends on education, homelessness and undocumented immigrants is the product of years of progressive politics, not a governor looking for a diversion. By Ginia Bellafante Published April 9, 2021 Updated April 11, 2021, 12:35 p.m. ET About a decade ago, it became increasingly common to...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

CNN CNN's Jim Acosta Comes This Close To Calling Tucker Carlson A Klansman https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jim-acosta-tucker-carlson-kkk-fox-news_n_60721fdac5b6616dcd791978 Frankly, I think a network like Fox News should not be allowed to exist. It certainly wouldn't last two minutes in France, Germ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Australia: Need New Skills? How About a Hug? The Women’s Shed Welcomes You.
Replies: 1
Views: 14

In Australia: Need New Skills? How About a Hug? The Women’s Shed Welcomes You.

In Australia, men’s sheds became a global model for helping “old boys” continue living meaningful lives. Now, women are starting their own. By Damien Cave April 11, 2021, 11:05 a.m. ET DAVOREN PARK, Australia — No one really knows when backyard sheds became meaningful to men, as a retreat and a pla...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

Trump's rant not unlike Hitler's rants of the '30's.Except Hitler far more intelligent. This TrumpReich soldier gives "suckups" a bad name: https://www.yahoo.com/news/scoop-ohio-senate-candidate-josh-204632802.html You have to be pretty awful to be excluded from Trumpworld, don't you? Certainly, it...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

If I had my druthers, Len, I would choose the Fritz Wunderlich titles and then the Susan Graham French CD.

Enjoy! :wink:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

This is a marvelous, even miraculous discovery!

Many thanks for posting about this, Rach3!

A copy is now winging its way home to my library. :D
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

John: Thanks for the tip, but I called my bank several days ago and they assured me that the trouble was not with them, as they have approved all transactions without a problem. I know that this is true because each transaction amount was shown quite clearly in the pending column on my online statem...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can the Meritocracy Find God?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Can the Meritocracy Find God?

The secularization of America probably won’t reverse unless the intelligentsia gets religion. By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist April 10, 2021 As is now traditional on the Easter holiday, I spent last Sunday hunting for eggs with my children, attending Mass, hiding more eggs at an aunt’s house so t...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation Over Republican Governor's Veto
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation Over Republican Governor's Veto

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force. By Michael Levenson and Bryan Pietsch April 10, 2021 Maryland lawmakers voted on Saturday to limit police officers’ use o...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

Blood Clots Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction New studies from Germany and Norway examined cases involving mostly younger people who developed serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders. By Denise Grady April 9, 2021 New research has identified unusual antibodies that ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

The poison is still there. Never forget! :evil: As long as Trump is alive, I'll be collecting rent from that famous chill in my spine. He has been advised to continue behaving like a pompous jackass in order to keep at bay his early-onset dementia. Golly, Joe, I didn't realize that condition could ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border. By Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Eileen Sullivan April 10, 2021 WASHINGTON — The desperate plea landed this week in t...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Trump, echoing Harry Truman, calls Mitch a “dumb son of a bitch. I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?”

The poison is still there.

Never forget! :evil:

As long as Trump is alive, I'll be collecting rent from that famous chill in my spine.
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia

And this happened in a state that is now Democrat-majority with a Democrat Governor (Ralph Northam).

Troglodytes have limited capacity for growth.

Never forget. :evil:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

Well, FDR tried this, but failed.

I'm sure Biden wants to eventually, but I think he's being wise in appointing this panel.

Somehow the hostile takeover of our government by a vociferous minority has the be stopped.

Never forget. :evil:
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 15
Views: 134

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

The thing is, How many WV Manchin place names will it take to secure that vote? Joseph maybe none-heard they'll be lowering the corporation rate to 15%. Regards, Len :lol: Precedent dictates otherwise. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_places_named_after_Robert_Byrd I've heard that Congress is ta...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign

Fascinating idea.

Not sure how this does anything for deaf people, but it's a worthy and welcome effort nonetheless.
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

Lance, what a wonderful repertoire list. Glad to see that the audience for them while diminished, has not gone away completely. But where are the recordings of all the fine music in operettas that we grew up with? I had a Readers' Digest collection of LPs (and other records as well) when I was young...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon

At least one of Pietro Alessandro Yon's works seems to be well known: "Jesu Bambino," generally sung at Christmastime. Yon, born in Italy in 1886 died in New York City in 1943. He made America his home and did much to promote the organ as a concert instrument for recitals rather than just a "church...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Boston Ruled the Music World
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: When Boston Ruled the Music World

For what it's worth, all these compositions are available in the mega-boxed Bernstein LP-sized sets issued by Sony. Some of you may already have them. Yes indeed, Lance. I do have those wonderful Bernstein boxes, some of which are still being sold at reasonable prices. That single disc I posted abo...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

Antonio Soler [1729-1783, Spanish composer] I well remember the American Decca recordings of Frederick Marvin, a professor of piano at Syracuse University, and an artist I met a long time ago. Loved those discs. But I happened on what I find to be amazing performances of a group of Soler's sonatas ...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Do ImportCDs have a feedback section where you can record your dissatisfaction? I imagine that people so incompetent take care not to have one. Indeed they do, and I wrote them when my first order was cancelled. Here's the answer I got a few days later, which made no sense to me, as the two items w...
by maestrob
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms

Delightful article, Len. I have loved Brahms all my life, and I'm glad to see this. :D Brian, same for me-however there are problems-for example like Lois Kirschenbaum--the Ultimate Opera Superfan-- Brahms was a Dodger fan and that even after they abandoned Brooklyn! Another more serious problem-no...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

The president has not explicitly endorsed calls to expand the court, but he just ordered a study exploring possible reforms. By Giovanni Russonello April 9, 2021 For many liberals, the state of the nation’s courts system has reached a crisis point. For President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McCon...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1331
Views: 945225

Re: What I listened to today

Just finished hearing the Julia Fischer concert. Absolutely magnificent. Many thanks, Rach3. :D
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.
Replies: 0
Views: 25

A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington. By Matthew Rosenberg April 10, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Word got around when Kristine Hostetter was spotted at a public mask-burning at the San Clemente pi...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After Capitol Riot, Pentagon Announces New Efforts to Weed Out Extremism Among Troops
Replies: 0
Views: 20

After Capitol Riot, Pentagon Announces New Efforts to Weed Out Extremism Among Troops

Defense Department officials acknowledge that rooting out far-right extremist thinking from a military of 1.3 million active-duty troops will be an uphill slog. By John Ismay and Helene Cooper April 9, 2021 WASHINGTON — One young soldier said that for the first four months after he joined his Army ...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 15
Views: 134

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

That may be what Moscow Mitch said on the Senate floor, but he still voted to overturn the election. He also voted to acquit Trump both times in the Senate impeachment trials. Watch what I do, not what I say. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/09/big-vote-mitch-mcconnell-opp...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?

Mind, geopolitics aren’t always abstract. Towards the end of the Vietnam War, my older brother was wrestling with whether to flee to Canada before being rescued by a lucky draft number. I’d hate to see our unsuspecting wokesters face a similar dilemma when China invades Taiwan. Absolutely brilliant...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bumbling Boris
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Bumbling Boris

Growth industries! :lol: Delightful, Joe. I will give Australia great credit, though , for containing covid. To date, it has recorded about 900 deaths, compared with nearly 560,000 here in the USA, an abominable death toll, while we still have the highest infection rate in the world at 9%, even with...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 864

Re: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled

VANITY FAIR REPORT: MATT GAETZ IS WELL AND TRULY F--KED [/size] https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/matt-gaetz-joel-greenberg-venmo Gaetz and Greenberg are both connected through Venmo to this then 18-year-old woman—who now works in the porn industry, according to a friend of the girl’s.... Gre...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1331
Views: 945225

Re: What I listened to today

The Schubert rarely-done is a great work IMHO, with its haunting opening theme. Do give it a chance! I did decide to hear the Schubert from the Fischer recital.Enjoyed.My first hearing of it as well. Of my 3 first hearings on this recital , decided to purchase a 320kpbs mp3 download from Presto of ...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms

Delightful article, Len. I have loved Brahms all my life, and I'm glad to see this. :D
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

What a magnificent obsession!

Known about her, of course, but never met her.

I guess she was only interested in famous singers, not those on the way up the ladder.

R. I. P.
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

If you like the Shostakovich Thirteenth Symphony, there is another work that he wrote employing Yevtushenko's poetry and again using a bass soloist, chorus, and orchestra. The work is "The Execution of Stepan Razin." There are a number of recordings on CD; unfortunately, the first one that I heard,...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

Not sure about the box, but he had no fear. Here he is playing live the 6th Piano Sonata (1988) of Galina Ustvolskaya. I have a recording of her Piano Concerto and Symphony No.1 and Grand Duo for Cello and Violin, all great , but earlier than that Sonata. Shostakovich proposed marriage to her, but ...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

No, just checked and now Amazon Australia has it. Didn't when I searched a week ago. $236 Australian with free postage (that's $180 US). The 162 Euros I spent is $250. Not so thrilled now. :? Against that, at least I know it is definitely coming. I rang the shop in Brussels and they had Grumiaux bo...
by maestrob
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Well, I got the same idiotic email from importcds this morning cancelling my order for the Ormandy box as I got for the Grumiaux box earlier. Here is the gist of it: Thank you for your recent order. All orders are subject to credit approval. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain approval for these...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Heart and Soul of the Biden Project
Replies: 0
Views: 30

The Heart and Soul of the Biden Project

It’s a daring revival of “the American System.” By David Brooks Opinion Columnist April 8, 2021 What is the quintessential American act? It is the leap of faith. The first European settlers left the comfort of their old countries and migrated to brutal conditions, convinced the future would be bett...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1331
Views: 945225

Re: What I listened to today

I am a huge Faure fan , but have no recording of his presumably early First Violin Sonata,Op.13 ( or any any later ) , and do not recall ever hearing the First ( or any later ) . Delightful here. I did not hear the Mozart ( 28 ??!! ), nor the Schubert . I am also a huge Poulenc fan, yet his extraor...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Boston Ruled the Music World
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: When Boston Ruled the Music World

I need to get the Shapero and Schuller sets; I already have the Kirchner. Kirchner, who was originally from Los Angeles, is seriously underrated. I've got the Bernstein/Shapero recording mentioned in the article. Coincidentally, I played it just a few days ago after some years. Everything on it is ...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

Well, yesterday was Yom HaShoah, and KUSC-FM in Los Angeles again did nothing, even though, last Friday, which was Good Friday, Jim Svejda played the complete Bach "St. Matthew Passion." I again sent in a request for Martinu's "Memorial to Lidice" for playing on that day, which was ignored. I just ...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Pianist Alexei Lubimov

https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY292ZXItaW1hZ2VzIiwia2V5IjoiODczNjg3My4xLmpwZyIsImVkaXRzIjp7InJlc2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MzAwfSwianBlZyI6eyJxdWFsaXR5Ijo2NX0sInRvRm9ybWF0IjoianBlZyJ9LCJ0aW1lc3RhbXAiOjE1ODA4MjEyNDl9 About a decade ago, our very own cliftwood introduced me to ...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers

“There isn’t one right way to communicate about vaccines, but you need multiple messages with multiple messengers,” said Dr. Frieden, who leads the health advocacy group Resolve to Save Lives. “And people don’t want to hear from politicians.” One right way is to suggest criminal sanctions.We dont s...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 80
Views: 6152

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

Good point, Henry. I see that the price on American Amazon is now also about $300. Let's hope that importcds doesn't cancel my order for a second time. If they do, I simply will not do business with them again, and will advise others to avoid them as well. Not keeping your word in business is really...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Taiwan Crisis May Mark the End of the American Empire
Replies: 0
Views: 32

A Taiwan Crisis May Mark the End of the American Empire

A fascinating opinion piece from Bloomberg about U. S./China relations and the balance of power in the far East today:

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/artic ... can-empire
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

OK.

I just got an email from my credit card that a charge has been put through by importcds for $212. I think it's safe to assume that this is for the Ormandy Legacy box.

Let's hope it doesn't get canceled the way the Grumiaux box was.
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers
Replies: 2
Views: 71

In Mississippi, 73,000 Vaccine Slots and Few Takers

The good news: There are more shots available. The challenge is getting people to take them. By Andrew Jacobs April 9, 2021 Updated 9:12 a.m. ET When it comes to getting the coronavirus vaccine, Mississippi residents have an abundance of options. On Thursday, there were more than 73,000 slots to be...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 864

Re: Gaetz took Bahama trip with female escorts, all paid for by a weed tycoon & donor; Gaetz Fla. crony likely to cop a

Love the Gail Collins piece, Brian. Wow - you've had some real characters in politics over theyears. Absolute power does indeed corrupt absolutely, doesn't it? :mrgreen: Joe: Gaetz introduced the Medical Cannabis Research Act in April 2018 and again in January 2019, though it never came to a vote. ...
by maestrob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The little-known Senate rule that could change everything
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: The little-known Senate rule that could change everything

Brilliant piece Barney, thanks! :D

This sure puts Joe Manchin in the hot seat, doesn't it?

All hail Rule 304!

Inquiring minds want to know: Why didn't Barack Obama use this?