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by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Caddell Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Caddell Analysis

Pat Caddell was one of the first of the old style Dems to point out what a huge mistake Obama, Pelosi et al were making by cramming through a massive new government program -the health care bill - that most people did not want and were trying to do all they could to stop. I think he has the mood of ...
by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame

Of course, they disavowed it. They did that when it was clear that the public option would not pass and they had to try to tell everyone thney were not looking towards a government takeover of the healthcare system. But the were hardly "sincere" !! :roll: There were many Youtube clips around at the...
by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame

This was intentional. The Dems wanted to have their hands all over the healthcare system because they knew once they got their hands on it, they could work towards what they really wanted, a single payer system, i.e., nationalized government run healthcare. Although I favor a single-payer system as...
by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Carter Loss to Reagan Due to Third-Party Candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Carter Loss to Reagan Due to Third-Party Candidate?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/10/25/jimmy_carter_reagan_won_because_of_third-party_candidate.html In this clip, Jimmy Carter says that his loss to Reagan in 1980 can be attributed to the presence of a third party candidate!! I can't even remember who the third-party candidate was. :lol...
by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame

That too is not good for Dems as it will be an albatross around their neck for years to come. I don't think it has gained enough traction to be a long-term sticking point though It already has a lot of traction, and I think it is going to gain MORE traction as time passes. This is going to destroy ...
by JackC
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Brooks on Democrats Capacity for Deflecting Blame

Yep, dead on. Thankfully, it will all be over in week. Even if the Dems narrowly maintain control of the Senate, they won't be able to pass anything. Still, enormous damage has been done. It will be a long time before moderates and independents forget what happened when they handed the keys to the c...
by JackC
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

Would anyone believe for a microsecond that Anita Hill would have showed up in Washington if Clarence Thomas was a liberal? BINGO! Not only would SHE have not shown up to to fry him, Teddy Kennedy (who was forced to play a role behinds the scenes because of his problem with female staff- i.e, one e...
by JackC
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart's Rondo in A Minor, K.511
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Mozart's Rondo in A Minor, K.511

What a wonderful piece. It's a great example of the scope and depth of feeling that Mozart could pack into these little gems.
by JackC
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tell me, what would YOU do, if it happened to YOU?
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: Tell me, what would YOU do, if it happened to YOU?

. . . or to your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter or your granddaughter? All this discussion of the old Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill story made me reflect on the subject of sexual harassment in my own life and work career. I'm close to Anita Hill in age. When I watched her testifying, I ...
by JackC
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's your position on the BOSE WAVE??
Replies: 18
Views: 4243

Re: What's your position on the BOSE WAVE??

A few years ago a bought my mother a nice, very good stereo system. Last year she gave it to a friend and replaced it with a Bose WAVE. The ease of operating the Bose was all she really cared about, which is fine. But it sounds pathetic in comparison. In fact, it sounds pretty bad in absolute terms....
by JackC
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

What is that "gut feeling" exactly? How my God, that sounds so specific, so precise, so chronologically accurate that the most devious individual could not come up with such a story! But as it rapidly became apparent on this thread, the Anita Hill story offers an opportunity to: 1. belittle sexual ...
by JackC
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 6873

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

Did you see this interview with the President of NPR?? http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/10/21/npr_ceo_williams_views_should_stay_between_himself_and_his_psychiatrist.html She looks and acts like a college sophmore in some political club. What a jmess, fire him because he appears on Fox Ne...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 6873

Re: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130712737&ps=cprs So NPR has fired Juan Williams because of some remarks he made about muslims. I am a fan of Williams, who, while very liberal, seems to me to be at least somewhat fair and prepared to acknowledge legitimate points on the "other ...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Sad/Nutty PC Firing
Replies: 64
Views: 6873

A Sad/Nutty PC Firing

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130712737&ps=cprs So NPR has fired Juan Williams because of some remarks he made about muslims. I am a fan of Williams, who, while very liberal, seems to me to be at least somewhat fair and prepared to acknowledge legitimate points on the "other s...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

Under age is inaccurate. Monica was of age, and knew what she was doing! She was somewhere around 21 when it started. I forget what the issue was, but Clinton went to great pains to deny that the affair started as early as she claimed. It may have had to do with her position on staff. In any event,...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

You don't even know what you're talking about JackC! At least read the darn 1991 testimony!!! In anybody's book, whatever the ideology this account qualifies as sexual harassment. Unless you worked in Saudi Arabia you'd get your butt kicked out of a job in no time for such predatory behavior. For t...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

If everything she said is assumed to be true, he may be crude. But he still did not engage in real sexual harrassment, at least in my book. In know in your book, a boss asking out an employee is, per se, a sexual harassment, but that is typical PC BS too. There is a big difference between "It will ...
by JackC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

What a farce. Even if you believe every word that Anita Hill said, it was utterly trivial. So what if Clarence Thomas said something sexually suggestive to her hoping that she would hook up with him??? Big Freaken Deal! 1) She does not claim that he ever even tried to lay a finger on her, and the a...
by JackC
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill
Replies: 55
Views: 3694

Re: Clarence Thomas' wife "reaches out" to Anita Hill

What a farce. Even if you believe every word that Anita Hill said, it was utterly trivial. So what if Clarence Thomas said something sexually suggestive to her hoping that she would hook up with him??? Big Freaken Deal! 1) She does not claim that he ever even tried to lay a finger on her, and the al...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Live in A Diseased Country!
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: We Live in A Diseased Country!

My my, how far we have fallen from that great, healthy country that elected Obama President! You're saying that sarcastically ? I was saying that there has been no significant change in the "health" of the country. We have elected undeserving - and less than "elite" - people to the Senate before. C...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Live in A Diseased Country!
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: We Live in A Diseased Country!

My my, how far we have fallen from that great, healthy country that elected Obama President! You're saying that sarcastically ? I was saying that there has been no significant change in the "health" of the country. We have elected undeserving - and less than "elite" - people to the Senate before. C...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Live in A Diseased Country!
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: We Live in A Diseased Country!

My my, how far we have fallen from that great, healthy country that elected Obama President! You're saying that sarcastically ? I was saying that there has been no significant change in the "health" of the country. We have elected undeserving - and less than "elite" - people to the Senate before. C...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Live in A Diseased Country!
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

We Live in A Diseased Country!

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/10/14/ignorance-as-authenticity/ There is something profoundly diseased about a society that idolizes its ignoramuses and disdains its experts. It is a society that no longer takes itself seriously. So Joe Klein just can't deal with the fact that Christine O'Donn...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Should Have Been in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: This Should Have Been in the US

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1920830/cern_announces_new_lhc_discovery/ The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is already getting interesting results and it has only just started operating at half of its designed energy levels. Its capabilities dwarfs (by about 7 times) the capabilities of the se...
by JackC
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Home, ever so. Sweet Home...
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Home, ever so. Sweet Home...

Be it ever so humble ... :lol:
by JackC
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Should Have Been in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: This Should Have Been in the US

RebLem wrote:I don't think any serious scientist would be happy working in a state in which the public schools teach Creaionism.
Wow, not only does that have nothing to do with anything, it is plainly false - Texas is full of serious scientists - and especially stupid.
by JackC
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Should Have Been in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 885

This Should Have Been in the US

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1920830/cern_announces_new_lhc_discovery/ The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is already getting interesting results and it has only just started operating at half of its designed energy levels. Its capabilities dwarfs (by about 7 times) the capabilities of the sec...
by JackC
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WWF Says We're Doomed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: WWF Says We're Doomed.

jbuck919 wrote:
JackC wrote:
So we only twenty years to find a "second earth" !!!!! Oh my that does cause a problem, doesn't it. We know there are no "second earths" in own own solar system.
It is clear that you have never seen the movie "When Worlds Collide."
Nope, I've been too busy out looking for worm holes.
by JackC
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WWF Says We're Doomed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

WWF Says We're Doomed.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20101013/tts-environment-species-biodiversity-war-c1b2fc3.html Time to find a second Earth, WWF says PARIS (AFP) - – Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth's natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs...
by JackC
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US physics professor resignation letter over global warming:
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: US physics professor resignation letter over global warming:

Easy to make light, but the way in which this AGW theory is being pushed on society by some scientists as absolute scientific truth - to the point where the mere expression of doubt is sufficient to earn one the label "denier" - may well prove to be the greatest biggest embarrassment "science" has e...
by JackC
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great program from Australia on climate change
Replies: 53
Views: 2875

Re: Great program from Australia on climate change

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100058265/us-physics-professor-global-warming-is-the-greatest-and-most-successful-pseudoscientific-fraud-i-have-seen-in-my-long-life/ I guess more scientists are becoming more willing to come out and say that that what is going on these days in the A...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm voting Republican!
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: I'm voting Republican!

It is not necessary to exaggerate features of conservative/Republican politics to the point of distortion to portray it as a horror story, especially with respect to social issues. The bare truth is quite alarming enough, which is part of the reason that the Republicans are not in fact running on t...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm voting Republican!
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: I'm voting Republican!

That foul ad, or whatever it is, is good illustration of the mindset of more than a few Democrats. So they need to ask themselves a question. If voting Republican really meant what this ad is saying, why is it likely that 50% of the country is going to do exactly that in a month. Stalin's phrase "T...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm voting Republican!
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: I'm voting Republican!

That foul ad, or whatever it is, is good illustration of the mindset of more than a few Democrats. So they need to ask themselves a question. If voting Republican really meant what this ad is saying, why is it likely that 50% of the country is going to do exactly that in a month. Stalin's phrase "T...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm voting Republican!
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: I'm voting Republican!

That foul ad, or whatever it is, is good illustration of the mindset of more than a few Democrats. So they need to ask themselves a question. If voting Republican really meant what this ad is saying, why is it likely that 50% of the country is going to do exactly that in a month. Are you really pre...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tennessee Firefighters Watch As Family Home Burns Down...
Replies: 30
Views: 2968

Re: Tennessee Firefighters Watch As Family Home Burns Down...

I don't know why this incident is being portrayed as "Republicans vs Democrats" or as "Conservative vs Liberal". (Well OK, Yes I do know why. It's a sorry attempt by Democrats to smear Republicans) Presumably the citizens of that area had free and fair elections. The citizens voted in the Republica...
by JackC
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I'm voting Republican!
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: I'm voting Republican!

That foul ad, or whatever it is, is good illustration of the mindset of more than a few Democrats. So they need to ask themselves a question. If voting Republican really meant what this ad is saying, why is it likely that 50% of the country is going to do exactly that in a month. Are you really prep...
by JackC
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The November Elections
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: The November Elections

The DEMS have been entirely too wimpy about expressing themselves. Take a look @ Alan Grayson in Florida, one of the exceptions. He's doing fine in a traditionally GOPer district because people like a spirited fighter. Yes, by all means take a look at how that "spirited fighter", Alan Grayson, is "...
by JackC
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The November Elections
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: The November Elections

The DEMS have been entirely too wimpy about expressing themselves. Take a look @ Alan Grayson in Florida, one of the exceptions. He's doing fine in a traditionally GOPer district because people like a spirited fighter. Yes, by all means take a look at how that "spirited fighter", Alan Grayson, is "...
by JackC
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

Re: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate

Perhaps we should get back to the reality that, as I pointed out at the time, statistically speaking Florida was a tie. Absent a recount (and possibly even after one), there was no way of reliably determining the "true winner" in so close a race with the number of votes involved and the inherent im...
by JackC
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

Re: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate

The difference with climate change is that the data keeps accumulating to the effect that there's veracity in this kind of develpment. If there weren't, tens of thousand of scientists would have moved on with their research to some more credible, socially relevant, project. And that's the point the...
by JackC
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

Re: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate

It could all have been avoided if he had not had the presidency stolen from him. And when you consider that "all" means a disastrous eight-year presidency by the usurper, then any inadequacies as spokesman for global warming concerns do rather fade into the background. It was Bush that was in dange...
by JackC
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

Re: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate

There are extremists on this matter, both ways, as there are extremists on any other consequential matters. Nothing new, same old same. Yeah, except most people in this country were introduced to this topic through Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize. :lol: It is al...
by JackC
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Re: The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?

I know: Let's scrap the whole thing and go with single payer, aka (reformed) Medicare for everyone, as we should have in the first place! I second the motion. The rank duplicity of the GOPers & RW Dems is demonstrated on this issue as on few others. First, they told us they might vote for health ca...
by JackC
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

The Sorry End Of the Public "Global Warming" Debate

Listen to this clip. OK. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGe3yUtyJww I acknowledge that the protestors' chants that "global warming is hoax" are just politically motivated nonsense. But the global warming Messiah's, Al Gore's, chant that global warming is responsible for the latest storm in Pakistan ...
by JackC
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

The Beginning of the Unraveling of the Worst Bill Ever?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703431604575522413101063070.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection In asking for a "waiver", McDonalds is essentially saying to the Obama administration - either exempt us from the healthcare law or it will dump the low-end coverage that it currently o...
by JackC
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Free Speech Case to Reach Supreme Court on Oct. 6th
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Free Speech Case to Reach Supreme Court on Oct. 6th

Well, I'm not a big fan of an after-the-fact lawsuit for infliction of emotional distress, so I hope the Court of Appeals is affirmed. That said, I don't think that our fundamental freedoms are endangered if some reasonable time, place and manner restrictions are placed on some speech - they already...
by JackC
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great program from Australia on climate change
Replies: 53
Views: 2875

Re: Great program from Australia on climate change

Now here's a scientist with real, current qualifications and a publication track record on the subject. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Schneider Kind of puts James A. Peden in his place. I failed to look at this article closely when John F posted it. It is striking. In the 1970s, this same gu...
by JackC
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great program from Australia on climate change
Replies: 53
Views: 2875

Re: Great program from Australia on climate change

I've been meaning to get back to this thread for a week, but I know I'll need to block out an hour or so and haven't had a chance yet. Perhaps this weekend. I appreciate the effort people have put together constructing arguments and putting up clips so I do intend to do this. Sorry I haven't got th...
by JackC
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Josef Hofmann
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Josef Hofmann

Again, I am a Hofmann fan. The recording is not as bad as I recall it from the last time I listened to it long ago, and my words above were too strong. But I still don't like it at all. Sounds self-indulgent to me. It just doesn't seem to me to present a coherent vision of the music. Many passages m...