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by JackC
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Been hesitating two days about posting this....
Replies: 17
Views: 4023

Re: Been hesitating two days about posting this....

Chalkperson wrote:Life can be really, really, tough on Singers, I won't use the word Diva because I don't think it's quite the right word...sad, very sad...

Life is no harder on singers than it is on anyone else. Depression can strike anyone.
by JackC
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It Was Inevitable
Replies: 62
Views: 8983

It Was Inevitable

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101123/wl ... 1123092327

So North Korea has now openly attacked the South. War is on the way, unless people are so stupid as to submit to North Korea's blackmail yet again.
by JackC
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Equal Time for Congressional Stupidity
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

Re: Equal Time for Congressional Stupidity

I just love it when people show up at the Pub to dump on some poster and then explain that THEY never visit the Pub because of such nonsense. :lol: :lol: :roll:
by JackC
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liberal control freaks take kids toys
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Liberal control freaks take kids toys

I think parents, not McDonald's, should be the ultimate authority concerning what their kids eat. The sad fact is that fast food has become a way of life for a significant segment of society. So, as long as the regulations reflect the will of the people, then bring them on. Yeah right - I'll bet yo...
by JackC
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Library of Responses to Climate Skeptics
Replies: 109
Views: 6460

Re: Library of Responses to Climate Skeptics

I understand that scientists who have made a career of studying climate and the environment have an absolute edge over anybody driven by some ideological drive to pose as an expert. Randall, you're not an expert. Get your degrees, do the field work, and stop the bull excrement. Your posturing as so...
by JackC
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Deficit Panel Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: Deficit Panel Plan

I applaud any attempt to deal with the issue that is by far the biggest threat to the country. So I'm open to anything people want to propose. However, at first blush, this does not go nearly deep enough enough and the cuts do not come soon enough. "On Social Security, the plan would gradually raise...
by JackC
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Science: Collision Course.
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Science: Collision Course.

This is a great time for particle physics. The LHC is the only game in town and will render Fermilab and others virtually obsolete. I'm still pissed that Congress in the US cut off funds for the $20 billion collider that was being built in Texas, which would have been even more powerful than the LC...
by JackC
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Science: Collision Course.
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Science: Collision Course.

This is a great time for particle physics. The LHC is the only game in town and will render Fermilab and others virtually obsolete. I'm still pissed that Congress in the US cut off funds for the $20 billion collider that was being built in Texas, which would have been even more powerful than the LCH...
by JackC
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MSNBC Losing Its Grip On Reality
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: MSNBC Losing Its Grip On Reality

Of course CALLING for a revolution is a LOT easier than WINNING a revolution!

Since no one on the Left believes in gun ownership and, hence, I presume, owns any guns, how are they ever going to beat the tea baggers who, after all, are clinging to their guns and religion?
by JackC
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MSNBC Losing Its Grip On Reality
Replies: 5
Views: 596

MSNBC Losing Its Grip On Reality

There is being to the Left, and then there is being a flaming radical calling for revolution.
Why is the world is MSNBC going down this road???

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... ution.html
by JackC
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF has Obama done so far, anyway?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: WTF has Obama done so far, anyway?

Yeah, those STUPID Obamaphobes! Corrigendum. Cheers, ~Karl Yeah, I hope the Dems keep this up. Keep dumping on voters who for some reason did not perceive Obama as such a great thing. Or - they could get smart and look at this analysis of independent voters -- who decide elections and who just wipe...
by JackC
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WTF has Obama done so far, anyway?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: WTF has Obama done so far, anyway?

Yeah, those STUPID voters!
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beyond Tone Deaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Beyond Tone Deaf

A NY Times editorial today suggests that Nancy Pelosi's strengths as an effective speaker of the House aren't necessarily what a minority leader needs. I suppose the position is hers for the asking, but the editorial could be right: ... With President Obama proving to be a surprisingly diffident sa...
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans-Bad For Classical Music In America?
Replies: 15
Views: 3055

Re: Republicans-Bad For Classical Music In America?

"As you are well aware,conservative Republicans tend to . .. . . They may not actually be hostile to classical music, but many are at best indifferent to it .. " Excuse me?? :roll: :roll: So Democrats are less "hostile" to or "less indifferent" to classical music than Republicans?? You should win so...
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do we Really still Need Record Stores?
Replies: 26
Views: 8413

Re: Do we Really still Need Record Stores?

I fondly remember shopping for LPs and then CDs in the Harvard Coop. When I traveled to NYC I used to go to Tower down near Broadway and 9th, which was near where a close friend of mine lived. I felt so deprived in Boston. When Tower opened in Boston it was fantastic. I used to love taking the T dow...
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beyond Tone Deaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Beyond Tone Deaf

A NY Times editorial today suggests that Nancy Pelosi's strengths as an effective speaker of the House aren't necessarily what a minority leader needs. I suppose the position is hers for the asking, but the editorial could be right: ... With President Obama proving to be a surprisingly diffident sa...
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beyond Tone Deaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Beyond Tone Deaf

It is a question of whether the House Democrats find her indispensable, and apparently they do. They can cave in to her demonization by the Republicans during the campaign, or they can refuse to give up their best leader because she is less than beloved on the national scene. It's about time they s...
by JackC
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beyond Tone Deaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Beyond Tone Deaf

So Nancy Pelosi is going to keep her position as leader of the Democrats in the House. Before the election she had a 9% approval rating. Her party just lost over 60 seats in the biggest blowout in the House since 1938. Yet she finds herself indispensible! Amazing. The sheer arrogance and stupidity o...
by JackC
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Is Top Priority? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Re: This Is Top Priority? Really?

Scott Brown won because, to put it in shorthand, his opponent wasn't a Red Sox fan. I know the gaff that you are refrring to, but to suggest that Brown's campaign mantra that "I will stop Obamacare" was not the biggest factor is so silly that it is hard to know if you meant it seriously. But you re...
by JackC
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Is Top Priority? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Re: This Is Top Priority? Really?

On the matter of how the Tea Party fits in as the heart and soul of the populist GOP which has the pulse of the nation: Complaints that tea party hurt GOP's Senate hopes (AP) – 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaig...
by JackC
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

WELL, Mr. Milbank chose to ignore all of the other Democrats that were on Fox News Channel Tuesday like: Joe Trippi, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Kristen Powers, Pat Caddell, As I pointed out in another thread, Pat Caddell is at best a nominal Democrat, and has constantly bashed the party since he wa...
by JackC
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Is Top Priority? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Re: This Is Top Priority? Really?

Inevitably, the very rich will protect their incomes and wealth by seeing to it that nobody who threatens to diminish them by even a tiny notch with something as inconvenient as a tax ever has a chance to run a modern campaign, let alone get elected. And from the behavior of certain one-note Johnny...
by JackC
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Is Top Priority? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

Re: This Is Top Priority? Really?

From Friday's PBS News Hour - I've edited it for print without changing the content: He said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." That is certainly a mature attitude and demonstrates that the Republican truly have this country's be...
by JackC
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/05/msnbcs_maddow_defends_olbermann_we_should_have_keith_back.html "Keith is a liberal, so am I. There are other people on this network whose political views are shared openly with our viewers. We are not a political operation. FOX is. We are a news oper...
by JackC
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kudos to the President on India
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Re: Kudos to the President on India

Yep, this is a key relationship, as is China. For all the dumping on GW Bush, he did a good job with both relationships for his 8 years. This is one of the marvelous things about Globalization. Between India and China, many hundreds of millions of people have been and are being dragged out of povert...
by JackC
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

Fox "news" is a shill for the right wing and NOT a news organization. They do not report unbiased news, and nearly all their interviews will be slanted toward the far right wing. This is not indicative of the sentiments of much of the country. Teresa Well, it obvious that Fox is slanted to the righ...
by JackC
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MSNBC Concerned About Potential Political Bias
Replies: 25
Views: 1779

MSNBC Concerned About Potential Political Bias

I thought this was hilarious! What was MSNBC concerned about- that Olberman's contributions to Dems might call into question his objectivety?? :lol: :lol: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/05/olbermann-donated-to-three-dems-in-apparent-violation-of-nbc-policy/ (CNN) - Keith Olbermann, MSN...
by JackC
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

I think Peggy Noonan has it about right.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 92394.html
by JackC
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Churchill's Dark Side
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Churchill's Dark Side

No doubt Gandhi was also a great man. No doubt it would be tougher to find flaws in him as can easily be found in Churchill, Roosevelt and other great and good men of the 20th century. But what was needed when the free world was in desparate trouble was not what Gandhi had but what Churchill had. In...
by JackC
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Churchill's Dark Side
Replies: 5
Views: 1552

Re: Churchill's Dark Side

When it counted, and when others had submitted and some in Britain would have been prepared to do so, Churchill reached deep into the English soul and saved his great country. All the rest is insignificant in comparison to this acheivement.

There was no greater man in the 20th century.
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical joke of the day. . .
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

Re: Musical joke of the day. . .

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

I watched the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC for a while last night. I saw a hilarious segment going through a number of results from Tuesday. One would have sworn that the Republicans were blown out of the water. :lol:
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

Then of course there was this on the worth of every individual: "This is an impressive crowd--the haves, and the have mores." --George W. Bush Actually, that's pretty funny by Bushie. The trouble with the Left is you guys have no sense of humor!
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

Does anyone think that Obama should follow this guy's advice??

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... ising.html
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

I'm wondering just how the Obamacare thing could be tweaked to make most people happy with it. One huge objection is the mandate that everyone must buy health care insurance. What happened to freedom of choice and the right to decided health care issues for yourself. But if that individual mandate ...
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

What I will never understand is why John Q ** reacted positively to a Republican agenda of "Just Say NO!!!" and offered no other platform for two years, or at least until the Tea Party came out with theirs and forced the mainstream Republicans to say something, most of which was same-old, same-old ...
by JackC
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

But I'm grateful that at least those wackaloons Carl Paladino and Christine O'Donnell weren't elected. I would have sooner voted for clams or oysters to public office. They're undoubtedly much more intelligent. I too am grateful that they didn't win. I hope it sends a message to the tea baggers tha...
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

Interestingly, in November 1982, the country was in the throws of the deepest recession since the great depression, with high unemplopyment of over 10%. Reagan's approval rating was very low, much lower than Obama's is now. Still in the 1982 midterms, the Republicans lost only a 27 seats in the Hous...
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

Guitarist wrote:It means John Q Idiot has reinstated the greedy a$$holes that brought the economy to its knees in the first place. Good times ahead, that's for sure.

Love it when liberals call Americans things like "John Q Idiot." :lol: It really helps Republicans.
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

All right, ladies, the people have spoken amd will keep speaking, not necessarily waitingfor the next election. But with all due respect to George Soros and his millions, I don't think he can match Mr. Murdoch and his worldwide press dreadnought, which, of course, owns the patent on "Fair and Balan...
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The best ever movement by US composer?
Replies: 20
Views: 8074

Re: The best ever movement by US composer?

maestrob wrote:Will nobody stand up for Sam Barber?

In a totally different mood, I'd rank his piano Concerto and Violin Concerto as having the most tuneful slow movements.

I will, and the "Adagio" is a very powerful piece of music, even if it is popular!
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

Re: So What Does It Mean??

. . . his idealogical prize, the healthcare bill, which, until it is ruled unconstitutional . . . . Hey, everybody has a dream, I guess. Cheers, ~Karl Well if you actually knew anything about the law, which you don't, or if you have even followed the reports in the press about the lawsuits challeng...
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: No — Really! — They're All About Journalism

I watched MSNBC for a while last night. What a laugh. Talk about people living in denial/la la land! :lol:

As to news, I saw Chris Matthews interview Michelle Bachmann amd then, after the interview, call her "hypnotized" and a "moron." Well, now THERE is objective "news" coverage. :lol:
by JackC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So What Does It Mean??
Replies: 55
Views: 5690

So What Does It Mean??

Well, as expected, the Dems suffered a historic wipeout last night. They lost 63-67 House seats (still not settled), the biggest loss anyone has suffered in over 60 years. They held onto the Senate narrowly, but lost a lot of ground, 6-8 seats, there too. (In 1994, when both the house and the senate...
by JackC
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great Beethoven Fallacy
Replies: 15
Views: 3296

Re: The Great Beethoven Fallacy

I can't vouch for these figures, but they seem similar to other sources. For many years, there were close to 1.3 million abortions a year in the US. That doesn't sound like a "sort of" right to me. At the time of the Civil Rights Movement, one could also cite the fact that large numbers of Black ch...
by JackC
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great Beethoven Fallacy
Replies: 15
Views: 3296

Re: The Great Beethoven Fallacy

Let's not fool ourselves. Women in the US have a right to have an abortion--sort of. Baloney!! http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_decr2.htm I can't vouch for these figures, but they seem similar to other sources. For many years, there were close to 1.3 million abortions a year in the US. That do...
by JackC
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Britain's Radical Five Year Austerity Plan
Replies: 34
Views: 1869

Re: Britain's Radical Five Year Austerity Plan

Yep, it's coming soon and the longer we wait the worse it will be. But there is a bigger problem that people aren't focusing on. That is the relative low educational levels of our population. Americans grew up in world in which many people didn't feel that they needed to develop their skills to have...
by JackC
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Great Beethoven Fallacy
Replies: 15
Views: 3296

Re: The Great Beethoven Fallacy

Barry,don't underestimate the power of the anti-abortion movement in America.It's very widespread and could definitely cause abortion to become illegal again in America. And I could win the lottery tomorrow. Yep, that's a lot more likely than abortion becoming illegal. This is a bogeyman that the D...
by JackC
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: You damn right I remember...
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: You damn right I remember...

Well, after tomorrow, Obama and the Dems are going to have to get a new speech. The great post-partisan, there are no red states or blue states, unifying President is also going to have to stop calling Republicans the "enemy" who have to "ride at the back of the bus." By all accounts, the Dems are a...
by JackC
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Power of Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: The Power of Music

Amazing. What a life.