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by Kevin R
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About Corlyss M. Drinkard ... nice chat!
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Re: About Corlyss M. Drinkard ... nice chat!

Good to hear!
by Kevin R
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy
Replies: 21
Views: 5605

Re: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy

unless the anti-liberalization crowd can address this: http://www.piie.com/images/subramanian1107-fig1.gif I will continue to ignore their stupid rantings you are aware that the last 20 years has seen the largest movement out of extreme poverty in all human history, all due to global capitalism Ste...
by Kevin R
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hayek v. Keynes Rap!
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Hayek v. Keynes Rap!

Not sure this was posted earlier, but it is fun!

http://econstories.tv/home.html
by Kevin R
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The New Intolerance
Replies: 16
Views: 2551

Re: The New Intolerance

Typical Buchanan and typical neo-Confederate drivel. To label Sherman a terrorist is asinine. The Southern myth of "Uncle Billy" rarely coincides with reality. To say that "Slavery was not the cause of this war" is an ignorant statement. I suggest he read Charles Dew's excellent book "Apostles of Di...
by Kevin R
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...
Replies: 65
Views: 9754

Re: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...

All the best Corlyss!
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF?? Utterly Ridiculous -- Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 105
Views: 5219

Re: WTF?? Utterly Ridiculous -- Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

nut-job wrote:
Kevin R wrote:I assume he got it for this remarkable achievement :wink:

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Gates and Crowley got jipped!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 7422

Re: Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Thread

I have never listened to all 48 at one time (much like the OC, I can't make it all the way through). The only complete set I have is Richter's recording from the 1970s, though I do have Horszowski's Book I and several selections played by Edwin Fischer.
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Further Down the Road to Economic Ruin
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Further Down the Road to Economic Ruin

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091008/D9B76AUO0.html Having already spent a trillion dollars on the first "stimulus" which has not had the promised effect on jobs (as anyone with eyes could see by looking at much of the pork and useless spending in the bill), the Dems now want to do the same thi...
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF?? Utterly Ridiculous -- Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 105
Views: 5219

Re: WTF?? Utterly Ridiculous -- Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

I assume he got it for this remarkable achievement :wink:

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by Kevin R
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sviatoslav Richter in Budapest (1958, live)
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: Sviatoslav Richter in Budapest (1958, live)

I have a couple of the individual pieces from that recital (the Schumann and the Schubert). The playing is phenomenal. Must get the entire recital, by hook or crook :wink:
by Kevin R
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A 70 Percent Tax on Work
Replies: 0
Views: 505

A 70 Percent Tax on Work

If correct, this would be stunning A 70 Percent Tax on Work President Obama said Monday that the debate on health care has gone on long enough, and now is the time to pass something. But does Congress, let alone the public, really understand what these bills would mean for the health sector and the...
by Kevin R
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will You Get the H1N1 flu shot?
Replies: 20
Views: 1324

Re: Will You Get the H1N1 flu shot?

With RA and being on long term Prednisone therapy, probably. Though my Rhummy has not suggested it.
by Kevin R
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bruce Bartlett's conservative critique of Republicans
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Bruce Bartlett's conservative critique of Republicans

Interesting article, thanks for posting it John.
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A hero dies
Replies: 1
Views: 473

A hero dies

Warsaw Ghetto uprising leader Edelman dies at 90 By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press Writer Monika Scislowska, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 3 mins ago WARSAW, Poland – Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis, died Friday at the age o...
by Kevin R
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Thank goodness it passed
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Thank goodness it passed

by Kevin R
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Olympics .... Do We Need/Want It?
Replies: 79
Views: 4928

Re: The Olympics .... Do We Need/Want It?

To quote Prof. Reynolds: "Who knew that the International Olympic Committee was such a hotbed of racism?" :wink:
by Kevin R
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ludwig von Mises!
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Happy Birthday, Ludwig von Mises!

OK, Steve beat me to it. :D Happy Birthday to one of the greats.

From the man himself:

"The market economy is the product of a long evolutionary process. It is the strategy, as it were, by the application of which man has triumphantly progressed from savagery to civilization."
by Kevin R
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Act Like A President
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Time To Act Like A President

It can't be good when a liberal like Cohen calls out Obama.
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 11165

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

The First Amendment does not permit government to suppress speech, however odious , based on content. Every Supreme Court justice holds to that elemental view. There are no dissenters nor should there be. The answer to hateful speech is counter speech, not suppression. ITS A STUPID LAW. The First A...
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Medicare Fraud
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Medicare Fraud

It would never occur to you to suggest we stop spending money on defense because some of it finds its way into fraudulent schemes. A poor analogy. First of all, defense contracting, unlike just about every other federal agency's contracting except possibly Veterans, is THE most audited operation in...
by Kevin R
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great Homeless signs
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Great Homeless signs

Some of these guys are very clever. http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/images/2009/ll-homeless-sign_1.jpg http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/images/2009/ItaysWorld_Homeless_Signs_05.jpg http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/images/2009/2_5.jpg More can be found he...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clinton on Gore: "I Thought He Was in Neverland"
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Clinton on Gore: "I Thought He Was in Neverland"

Love him or hate him, Clinton is one of the more interesting politicians of the past 50 years. I'm looking forward to the book. I love the Dowd diss :D Clinton on Gore: "I Thought He Was in Neverland" In a soon-to-be-released book based on taped interviews, Bill Clinton discusses his presidency, wh...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Huckabee Early Favorite
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: Huckabee Early Favorite

keaggy220 wrote:
Kevin R wrote:If it is Huckabee in four years, I'll be sitting out the next election.
You hoping for Palin?
Oh no. Right now, I don't like anyone I see.
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Huckabee Early Favorite
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: Huckabee Early Favorite

If it is Huckabee in four years, I'll be sitting out the next election.
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday JBuck 919 on 9/19!
Replies: 21
Views: 1215

Re: Happy Birthday JBuck 919 on 9/19!

Happy Birthday, John!
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Replies: 22
Views: 3874

Re: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

If I had to have only one, it would be the Richter/Sofia. Followed by his Prague performance.
by Kevin R
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The radical right and the death of JFK
Replies: 2
Views: 615

The radical right and the death of JFK

Eric Boehlert seems to be ignorant of the political leanings of Mr. Oswald. How can that be? A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this September 18, 2009 9:10 am ET by Eric Boehlert That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course. I've been think...
by Kevin R
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama officially gives Poland and Czech stiff middle finger
Replies: 31
Views: 1541

Re: Obama officially gives Poland and Czech stiff middle finger

Repeat of History, guys! The Czechs and the Poles were shown the stiff middle finger when Hitler invaded them. Job well done, no doubt Iran and Russia will love you. Agnes. Exactly! The only ones happy about his are Iran, Russia and Obama's defenders. Ironic that it is on September 17: September 17...
by Kevin R
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama officially gives Poland and Czech stiff middle finger
Replies: 31
Views: 1541

Re: Obama officially gives Poland and Czech stiff middle finger

Pathetic. The fear was that we were electing a more polished version of Jimmy Carter. And it is looking like that is what we did.
by Kevin R
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hold on Now, It's About to Get Really Nasty
Replies: 31
Views: 2539

Re: Hold on Now, It's About to Get Really Nasty

I find it ironic that a man who used racially questionable tactics in his run for governor is now playing the race card against those who have the gall to push back against Obama's power grab. Is it possible, just possible, that those who oppose this boondoggle do so on ideological grounds, and not ...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting Article on Inequality in the U.S.
Replies: 25
Views: 1023

Re: Interesting Article on Inequality in the U.S.

Nice article (thanks for posting, Barry). Discussions of inequality and social mobility are loaded with misconceptions and falsehoods. The Marxist idea (though Marxists are not making these arguments) that wealth (income) is a zero sum game animates those who repeatedly argue for the lack of fairne...
by Kevin R
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rethinking Chopin's Complete Nocturnes
Replies: 31
Views: 4610

Re: Rethinking Chopin's Complete Nocturnes

I just love the Moravec set. If I had a second it would probably be Magaloff.
by Kevin R
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Let the Indoctrination Begin
Replies: 36
Views: 2267

Re: Let the Indoctrination Begin

On the whole, it seems pretty innocuous to me. But I would love to see, as Jack was talking about, a speech on the importance of hard work and staying in school. As one of the most successful African American figures of the nation, he has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the culture of the ...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could It Have Been Stopped?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Could It Have Been Stopped?

On the other hand, it can be better if a conflict (deemed "inevitable" by some) is delayed. I shudder to think of the American Civil War breaking out with a Pierce, Taylor, Buchanan or Fremont as president. But the Civil War, in terms of proximate cause, did break out when one of those men was pres...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is this Obama's "New Tone" in Washington?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Is this Obama's "New Tone" in Washington?

The politics of Hope and Change!
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could It Have Been Stopped?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Could It Have Been Stopped?

As I alluded to in the first post, I don't actually think war could have been avoided altogether. But it could have been fought on a much smaller scale, with probably many millions fewer casualties had certain actions been taken at the right time. I also understand why the Allied countries in Weste...
by Kevin R
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could It Have Been Stopped?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: Could It Have Been Stopped?

In his famous "iron curtain" speech, Churchill stated that it had always been his position that the entire war was unnecessary. "Not a shot need have been fired" were his exact words. I don't know what the basis was for such an extraordinary statement, unless he was literally blaming the whole war ...
by Kevin R
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Replies: 64
Views: 12399

Re: Liszt Sonata in B Minor

Chalkperson wrote:You still have a lot (31)... :mrgreen:
True, but I bow at the feet of the master :D
by Kevin R
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Krugman versus Krugman on deficits and debt
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Krugman versus Krugman on deficits and debt

Krugman versus Krugman on deficits and debt -- who can you believe? Government deficits totaling $9 trillion over the next ten years are coming, the Obama administration now projects. (Up from its prior projection of $7 trillion. For perspective, $9 trillion is over 20% more than the entire national...
by Kevin R
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What - or Who - Started the Great Depression?
Replies: 0
Views: 459

What - or Who - Started the Great Depression?

New paper by UCLA and Minneapolis Fed economist Lee Ohanian. I've only had time to glance at it so far, but it looks interesting. Predictably, however, liberal economists have already pushed back hard against his take on Hoover. Ohanian's abstract: Herbert Hoover. I develop a theory of labor market...
by Kevin R
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Replies: 64
Views: 12399

Re: Liszt Sonata in B Minor

Of course I can't compete with Lance and Chalkie, show offs:) But I love the piece. The recordings I currently have (favorites*): Alfred Cortot (1929) Andrea Lucchesini (1983) Arnaldo Cohen (1989) Bolet (1960) * Claudio Arrau (1970) Cziffra (1968) Earl Wild (1985) Géza Anda (1954) Horowitz (1932) Ho...
by Kevin R
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Stimulus Is Definitely Working?!
Replies: 3
Views: 748

The Stimulus Is Definitely Working?!

The Stimulus Is Definitely Working?! Thomas F. Cooley and Peter Rupert, 08.26.09, 12:01 AM EDT Proponents ignore both fact and reasoning. The bloviators of the blogosphere have been in full roar the past few weeks over the claimed success of the economic stimulus program. Much of this was ignited by...
by Kevin R
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Read It and Weep
Replies: 24
Views: 1900

Re: Read It and Weep

What I'd like to know is once white-collar jobs have left America, along with blue-collar jobs, who's going to consume Chinese, east Indian, Indonesian made goods? They're so cheap that America will continue to buy them, even with the loss of white-collar jobs. Plus you see the rise in living stand...
by Kevin R
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senator Edward Moore Kennedy dies at 77
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Senator Edward Moore Kennedy dies at 77

This is certainly the end of an era. Love him or hate him, he was one of the more effective members of the Senate. He knew how the institution worked and was a tireless advocate for causes he believed in. I echo the thoughts of VHD on his passing: At times such as these, it matters little that many ...
by Kevin R
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: You Think $9 Trillion Sounds Bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

You Think $9 Trillion Sounds Bad?

In general, as our old pal Dennis could attest, I'm not a big fan of the CC and their predictions. But even I found this a shocking number: How about $14 trillion? $9 trillion ($9.051 trillion) is the Obama Administration’s 10-year deficit projection based on their own economic forecast and their o...
by Kevin R
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senator Feingold: No ObamaCare this year or possibly ever
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Senator Feingold: No ObamaCare this year or possibly ever

Barry wrote:I'm not sure I would call no reform at all good news. I actually like the idea of letting the states experiment.
Barry,

That is a good point. Some small scale experimentation could be useful.
by Kevin R
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Reps and Dems: What's immoral about US health care?
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Reps and Dems: What's immoral about US health care?

The idea that what animated the progressives was the fear of economic consolidation is only partially correct. It played, without question, an important role for many. The rise of the trusts was a concern. It seemed that big business was too influential and that something needed to be done by the g...
by Kevin R
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Reps and Dems: What's immoral about US health care?
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Reps and Dems: What's immoral about US health care?

My take on American history will always be faulty with you, Kevin R. The electoral campaign of 1912 offers a good thematic illustration of the notion that consolidated economic power threatens to join with concentrated political power to the detriment of ordinary citizens. While Wilson still voiced...