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by Steinway
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Take that, Prime Minister Netanyahu
Replies: 38
Views: 4196

Re: Take that, Prime Minister Netanyahu

I also approve of this article. I suggest reading JImmy Carter's book on the subject of Israel/Palestine. This horrible impasse needs to be settled and Netanyahu is making it very difficult and has for his entire career. I believe that a vast number of Israelis want this settled, not by war but by s...
by Steinway
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Polls, polls, polls
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Polls, polls, polls

Pennsylvania is no longer one of the big battleground states,” Borick said. “We had the big-three group of battleground states — Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. There are only two left. Pennsylvania is gone.” I beleive that Borick is correct . Many Republicans I know cannot stomach Obama but will no...
by Steinway
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Mitt Romney really represents
Replies: 0
Views: 409

What Mitt Romney really represents

Subject: What Mitt Romney Really Represents - By Robert B. Reich By Robert B. Reich September 22, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - It’s not just his giant income or the low tax rates he pays on it. And it’s not just the videotape of him berating almost half of America, or his endless gaffes, or h...
by Steinway
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin offered by Goebbels in 1943 ........
Replies: 15
Views: 3765

Re: Violin offered by Goebbels in 1943 ........

Interesting. My gut tells me that some unfortunate person heading for Buchenwald was the owner of this instrument. Gifts from a Nazi madman would make me very skeptical, had I been a promising violinist in Germany and if I had accepted the instrument, I'd have spent a lot of time and energy to learn...
by Steinway
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How to save the GOP
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

How to save the GOP

For those of you who would like that.. :lol:

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/09/20/ho ... e-the-gop/
by Steinway
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Romney revealed

Aside to Cliftwood: Harris, I wish you had given this thread a more descriptive subject line. It's an important story, but I missed it for quite a while because I assumed it was just another letting off of steam about Romney (as several of us obviously do)." Ah, yes, and so noted. I will pay more at...
by Steinway
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's "Ring" on TV
Replies: 58
Views: 3944

Re: The Met's "Ring" on TV

Len..

We were there and it was a night to cherish for us. Very special, indeed and Ramey's voice suits this role splendidly.

Glad to know you're a fan! :lol:
by Steinway
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Poll: How many times have you heard Beethoven's Sym5?
Replies: 19
Views: 4304

Re: Poll: How many times have you heard Beethoven's Sym5?

"this is a great work, tho, and when done well, is clearly a masterpiece of towering stature..." I completely agree with this assessment and would add the 6th as Beethoven's two greatest symphonic works. I've listened to Beethoven's symphonies many times for many years and never tire of the 5th and ...
by Steinway
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Conservative reactions to Romney's latest gem
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: Conservative reactions to Romney's latest gem

He's a chameleon and a fraud, who cannot or never will understand who the average American is.

He will be defeated , in spite of the obscene amount of Corporate money being poured into the campaign to destroy Obama.
by Steinway
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's "Ring" on TV
Replies: 58
Views: 3944

Re: The Met's "Ring" on TV

I know that Ramey Mefistofele well and it was magnificent. The choral sections of that opera are among the most stirring of any opera I know and listening to it always brings a big lump in my throat. To neglect this work is a terrible waste. How sad that this marvel of an opera is so neglected. Nero...
by Steinway
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another chance at Ormandy's Recordings!
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: Another chance at Ormandy's Recordings!

Does anyone know if Ormandy ever recorded the Hindemith Symphony in E Flat, one of my all-time favorites works and with so few recordings available ??
by Steinway
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: non taxpayers by state
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: non taxpayers by state

Ah, yes. Very,very red and this is Republican territory, is it not?

I assume Romney was referring to these people in his latest brilliant diatribe about people he won't concern himself with.

The guy is immolating himself and will be cinders by election day. :(
by Steinway
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's "Ring" on TV
Replies: 58
Views: 3944

Re: The Met's "Ring" on TV

"Mrs. Ziff gave $30 million to the Met two years ago for unrestricted use.) The Met's last Ring production remained in use for 20 years and the new production will also most likely have a long life, so if you like, you can think of its cost being amortized over a fairly long term." My contention sti...
by Steinway
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: non taxpayers by state
Replies: 4
Views: 655

non taxpayers by state

by Steinway
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Romney revealed

Live Texas Voters Pronounced Dead, Purged from Voter Rolls Those Texas Republicans are so helpful, bless their hearts! They're so worried about whether people should be on the voting rolls that they just decided to declare 80,000 of them dead. But I'm sure it won't be an issue on Election Day -- aft...
by Steinway
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's "Ring" on TV
Replies: 58
Views: 3944

Re: The Met's "Ring" on TV

There's an issue on this subject of the current Ring which has yet to be brought out..namely, the enormous cost of putting this production together. I have been a loyal and regular contributor to the Met for many years and I must say that the continual solicitation for money to help support the comp...
by Steinway
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Doctor's View About Obamacare and the Problems....
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: A Doctor's View About Obamacare and the Problems....

Some good points made in this article, but I have two major problems with it: First, from what I've observed in doctors' offices, the vast increase in paperwork predates "Obamacare." Rather, it results from our insurance system, as well as state and federal regulations (such as HIPAA) that have bee...
by Steinway
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: the latest Pennsylvania poll numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 854

the latest Pennsylvania poll numbers

I'm feeling better about things..not over-confident..just better. :wink:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-m ... 35640.html
by Steinway
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The most racialliy polarized election ever
Replies: 2
Views: 685

The most racialliy polarized election ever

This is shaping up to be the most racially polarised US election everAs their once core demographic diminishes, Republicans are going to any lengths to capture and keep the white vote Share87 Gary Younge guardian.co.uk, Sunday 9 September 2012 14.30 EDT Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wave to supporters a...
by Steinway
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Romney win means...
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: A Romney win means...

An interesting comment on this issue. "This is stunning: A New York Times analysis just released calculated that if everyone who is registered to vote actually votes, President Obama has an astronomical 91% chance of winning re-election. 91%! How? With the same huge turnout of voters we saw in 2008....
by Steinway
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are Congressional Republicans anti-women
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Are Congressional Republicans anti-women

How can reasonably bright women ignore this??

http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/ ... 06781&t=26
by Steinway
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert D960 Klaviersonate
Replies: 24
Views: 12519

Re: Schubert D960 Klaviersonate

I would add to Jose's list, three additional recordings:

Stephen Hough, Mitsuko Uchida and Imogen Cooper, who have exceptional interpretations of this sonata.
by Steinway
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Needs To Follow Bill's Lead
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Obama Needs To Follow Bill's Lead

"Clinton perfected the pivot. Obama’s never tried it. You can blame the Republicans in the House all you like for Obama’s frustrations. But Clinton had to work with Republicans who controlled both houses of Congress. He managed to get a ton more accomplished in the process." I beg to differ. Obama h...
by Steinway
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 4436

Re: Bill Clinton speech

"Over here we are fined $55 if we fail to show up on voting day!! " What a splendid idea and one I'm certain all right-wingers in this country would advocate! :lol: By the way, I think Hillary Clinton has done a commendable job serving this country in the Senate and the Cabinet and I'd expect her to...
by Steinway
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again

"i often vote democrat and view my ideas as moderate. " Good for you, DJ ! If there were a lot more "moderates" in the Republican party, rather than extreme right-wingers, we'd be able to get a lot done and begin to solve the mass of problems we face. I think it's been evident that Obama has tried d...
by Steinway
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again

that has nothing to do with the confederacy. how limp. C'mon, DJ, it's all too apparent that the word was used for emphasis and I know that you are well aware of that. :wink: You are the great defender of the right on this forum and that's fine. Just try, if you can, to lighten up a wee bit on what...
by Steinway
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Voter suppression: The Confederacy rises again

Sorry for the double post.
by Steinway
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Do yourself a favor, folks. Go to YouTube and listen to Angela Hewitt perform this gem in its entirety.

Just a masterful interpretation by a marvelous artist.

Do it! :lol:
by Steinway
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaspard de la Nuit
Replies: 18
Views: 8016

Re: Gaspard de la Nuit

Barney..

Thank you for your fine and very accurate review.

Grosvenor is quite special and I am most anxious to hear his next recording, Rhapsody in Blue, when it becomes available.

I'm amazed at the skills and maturity of some of these very young artists.
by Steinway
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nancy thanked me.
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Nancy thanked me.

An E-mail from Pelosi, as follows" "On Friday, supporters like you helped break the record for our single best online fundraising day! Over 35,000 of you donated more than $1.3 million. It really is incredible." I can just picture the Koch brothers and Adelson chuckling at the irony of how Obama rai...
by Steinway
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaspard de la Nuit
Replies: 18
Views: 8016

Gaspard de la Nuit

I have long loved this amazing work by Ravel and felt strongly that there were three versions I found to be exceptional. They included Martha Argerich, Angela Hewitt and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Thanks to my friend, maestrob, I was introduced to a remarkable new pianist, namely Benjamin Grosvenor, a yo...
by Steinway
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Surprise Romney Introducer
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Surprise Romney Introducer

The selection of Clint Eastwood just prior to Romney's appearance says volumes of what the Republican party is all about. With all of the prominent Republicans available, to choose an almost senile actor for that spot is utterly reprehensible. His comments were pathetic and I'm sure an embarrassment...
by Steinway
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness .......
Replies: 23
Views: 2600

Re: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness ......

" I'm most interested in your views on the Republican attitude toward women's rights and particularly why a woman should vote for Romney/Ryan."


Cosima,

I know you're very busy, but try to find the time to address that one single question.

Thank you.
by Steinway
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan lied to the American people
Replies: 22
Views: 1639

Ryan lied to the American people

Last night, Paul Ryan lied to the American people. Some journalists and outlets covered Ryan's lies. But others failed to check the facts and didn't call Ryan out on his brazen lies. In this crucial election, news reporters have an obligation to educate the public about the facts regarding the major...
by Steinway
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Women who vote Republican
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Women who vote Republican

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". The Republicans have done that and there will be hell to pay in November. :)

http://www.thenation.com/article/169630 ... mailNation#
by Steinway
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness .......
Replies: 23
Views: 2600

Re: In The Interest of Political Balance and Fairness ......

Cosima.. I welcome your bringing to our attention the wonderful things the Republicans have done in the past three years and the substance of what they plan to do after defeating Obama. So far, I see the Obama bashing as the centerpiece of their mission in November and await their statements about w...
by Steinway
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney can't run on GOP platform
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Romney can't run on GOP platform

Breaking from Newsmax.com Romney Can't Run on New GOP Platform By Susan Estrich A constitutional prohibition on abortion, even in cases of rape and incest? No federal funds for universities that allow undocumented students to pay the same tuition as other students who live in the state? A commission...