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by living_stradivarius
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 637

Kavanaugh confirmed

For weeks MSM made it look like his confirmation was in severe jeopardy. And the sheep took the bait. Reality check. :idea:
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

We can go back to her dealings with GS and her failure as SecState too, but do we even need to go that far? Indeed, who would be so bold as to take issue with your restraint and fair-mindedness? If you want to play the game of speculation, she looks far worse. Sure, take all the circumstantial evid...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

:( :( :( -collusion, cooperation, lying, corruption,sexual harrassment and maybe even rape- Hillary is no different in this respect. Sabotaging the Sanders campaign with the DNC through collusion, corruption, and lying. Talking through both sides of her mouth when we all know she's a pet of Goldman...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:45 pm
living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Indeed, the number of "walls closing in on Trump" headlines posted by jserraglio here far outnumber anyone else's political opinions
Don't like 'em? Don't read 'em.
You bet I won't. What few replies I do post are a simple wake-up call to reality. Keep dreaming. See you at the reelection.
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:36 pm
The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.
Indeed, the number of "walls closing in on Trump" headlines posted by jserraglio here far outnumber anyone else's political opinions
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
with Trump, what you see is what you get.
Ask Stormy what she saw, and got.
Ask what Jeffrey Epstein's underaged girls saw, and got.

Image

Oh look, Kevin Spacey's there too. A mighty fine cast of friends. :x
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:01 pm
living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Hillary is no different in this respect.
Smells like a load of crap. Come to think of it, it is a load of crap.
You know what, you're right. She's worse. Far more skeletons to hide in her closet. At least with Trump, what you see is what you get.
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:01 pm
living_stradivarius wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Hillary is no different in this respect.
Smells like a load of crap. Come to think of it, it is a load of crap.
Good luck convincing more than half of all Americans of that with your CNN sky is falling headlines. The election will tell all.
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

-collusion, cooperation, lying, corruption,sexual harrassment and maybe even rape- Hillary is no different in this respect. Sabotaging the Sanders campaign with the DNC through collusion, corruption, and lying. Talking through both sides of her mouth when we all know she's a pet of Goldman Sachs. Y...
by living_stradivarius
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

I am not optimistic. 2018 is not 1974. Most Republicans would die before they would give up Trump, if only because they are married to the party rather than the country. Not unlike people who can't get over differences of opinion over policy issues. If someone can't get over the fact that a person ...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does Content ID work for classical music?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Does Content ID work for classical music?

But whereas Facebook's formal appeals process didn't work for Rhodes, public shaming seems to have done the trick. Rhodes' tweet on the topic got more than 2,000 retweets, and Rhodes also emailed senior Sony Music executives about the issue. Earlier this week, Sony finally released its claim to Rho...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Two NY Phil players dismissed for unspecified misconduct

One can only assume these 'misconduct' allegations are related to sexual harassment. But maybe it's something else (for once). :roll:
by living_stradivarius
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: In defense of libraries

Petulant, passive aggressive children shall now be ignored :lol:
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

Are others experiencing similar calls on their phones. Is their anything that we can do about it. I fear that the Medicare system is being grossly taken advantage of. Does Medicare even KNOW that this is happening? I get these on my cell phone all the time. Which is why I use a Google Voice number ...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald Trump's War on Workers
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Donald Trump's War on Workers

Meanwhile, Job Openings Exceed Unemployed Americans Again in July as Employers Feel the Pinch https://www.wsj.com/articles/job-openings-exceed-unemployed-americans-again-in-july-as-employers-feel-the-pinch-1536691533 I guess the stock market being at new all time highs and employers offering more jo...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: In defense of libraries

Which, to change the subject, explains why you are rather to the Right and don't even believe in Social Security. :roll: Sorry, Henry, but I know how to give it with both barrels when it is called for. I'm all for upward mobility for young people, and public libraries certainly facilitate this. So ...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was Suzuki a fraud?
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Was Suzuki a fraud?

l don't know whether or not this, which I picked up from Facebook, will come across as a successful link or not, nor have I the competence to comment on it, but I thought people might find it interesting. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11188226/Violin-teacher-Suzuki-is-the-bi...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: In defense of libraries

We have many libraries in large- and small communities. I see them being used regularly by all sorts of people, young and old and in-between. While I have, personally, had no need to visit a library in a long time, except to attend NYCON conventions, I have my own ever-expanding library in a variet...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: In defense of libraries

In other words, the author, Panos Mourdoukoutas, didn't know what he was talking about. Look at the twitter firestorm: https://twitter.com/pmourdoukoutas/status/1021139921271230464?lang=en He's a professor at a public university to boot. Panos Mourdoukoutas is Professor and Chair of the Department ...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: In defense of libraries

This summer, Forbes magazine published an article arguing that libraries no longer served a purpose and did not deserve public support. The author, an economist, suggested that Amazon replace libraries with its own retail outlets, and claimed that most Americans would prefer a free-market option. T...
by living_stradivarius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For Trekkers only
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: For Trekkers only

Meanwhile the Star Trek ip is floundering under CBS: Here's the latest https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/08/star-trek-discovery-plageriazed-a-2014-video-game-story-line.html I doubt Patrick Stewart's return to the franchise will be able to save it: https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/news...
by living_stradivarius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: About "Cher," the singer
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: About "Cher," the singer

I was recently invited to go to the movie "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," which is the sequel to the original "Mamma Mia." I never saw the original film. This is not usually the kind of movie I attend, but I must say it was entertaining, particularly musically . I have never collected any recordings...
by living_stradivarius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Microsoft pocket suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Microsoft pocket suggestions

John F wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:44 pm
What is "Microsoft pocket"? Never heard it before, and Googling it turns up nothing that's relevant to your question.
What if you Bing'd it?
by living_stradivarius
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

Joe, if only that was fully true. Gerrymandering, lobbying, the electoral college, citizens united. We strive for a "more perfect union" even though we always fall short of that ideal. Preferable to Trumpista post-fascism or latter-day political defeatism which calls itself 'realism'. And what are ...
by living_stradivarius
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:40 pm
The nation'll soon be rid of the tyrant.

P.S. Barring war in the streets, he'll go before 2020.
Going to be more realistic and say that's not going to happen (both).
by living_stradivarius
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

Oh yes, because MSM has, time and again, completely ignored and underestimated the power the Trump constituency has over Congress. They won't give a damn about the porn star nonsense, so no, this is not going to be like what happened to Nixon. It hasn't been ignored at all-it's just unfortunate but...
by living_stradivarius
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

There'll be plenty of concrete evidence of the Donald's perfidy before this 'circus' of his own devising de-tents, and the name Donald Trump may eventually efface Benedict Arnold's as a byword for treason. And if Mueller concludes (as John Brennan apparently already has) that the evidence points to...
by living_stradivarius
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

I disagree. And in the end, without anything concrete on Russia none of this will amount to anything. The people who got him elected don't give a crap about MSM's nonstop coverage of what he does in bed with a porn star. Sure prosecutors will try to weave it into some kind of legal issue with campai...
by living_stradivarius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

To the contrary. The market's actually up this week at the prospect of the inevitable departure of the Lord of Misrule and Laughing stock -in-Chief. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over... Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here th...
by living_stradivarius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Odds as of August 22 at MyBookie

Yes: +300
No: -500

WILL DONALD TRUMP LEAVE OFFICE VIA IMPEACHMENT?
Odds as of August 22 at BetOnline

Yes: +150
No: -200
Stock market didn't flinch at all, so big money doesn't really seem to care.
by living_stradivarius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

Unless there's some concrete Russia connection here this will probably just go in circles the same way Ken Starr went with Clinton.
Speaking of which: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/us/p ... eport.html
by living_stradivarius
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Displacing the unwanted
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Displacing the unwanted

Why do they think atonal music will drive junkies away?
by living_stradivarius
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: Black Tuesday — Cohen accuses Trump of criminal conspiracy as prosecutors move in for the kill

Which campaign finance laws are involved? It'd be nice if they were more specific so we know how deep this goes.
by living_stradivarius
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Leonard Bernstein's Piano Sonata ( 1938 )

Was not aware Bernstein had written a piano sonata , recording here by pianist Alexander Frey. Very interesting , 20-minute work , bit Shoshtakovich -ian to my ear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4atnGxcws He was 20 years old then and probably had just begun his senior thesis at Harvard: https:...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Latest on priest abuse of children
Replies: 24
Views: 2470

Re: Latest on priest abuse of children

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Finally and above all, don’t tell the police. Child sexual abuse, even short of actual penetration, is and has for all relevant times been a crime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ-YjGmpO4Q
by living_stradivarius
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt on Beethoven
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Liszt on Beethoven

Alan Walker's 3-volume book about Liszt's life and music has a chapter devoted to Paganini in vol. 1. Paris heard Paganini again. It was April 1832,... and this time Liszt was present... The Paganini of the piano had still to appear. The galvanizing effect that this insight produced on Liszt is now...
by living_stradivarius
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt on Beethoven
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Liszt on Beethoven

Stasov brought to light a letter of Liszt’s that offers a creator’s perspective on Beethoven. Before media brought music into people’s lives one had to attend a concert or try your luck at home with sheet music. Liszt could not resist transcribing Beethoven’s nine symphonies and making a second arr...
by living_stradivarius
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My clothes dryer plays Schubert
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: My clothes dryer plays Schubert

It was my turn to go down to the basement and bring up a load of towels from the (Samsung) clothes dryer. The cycle was just finishing and the dryer was playing a tune to announce that. It took me a couple of seconds to recognize the tune--I'm not used to hearing it in tinkly electronic format--but...
by living_stradivarius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brennan Times editorial raises provocative question: What sort of animal needs a hogwash?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Brennan Times editorial raises provocative question: What sort of animal needs a hogwash?

He probably took out a loan from Russia and is refinancing :mrgreen:
Ultimately not that different from the pet of Goldman Sachs which the DNC offered as their candidate. Pig with lipstick either way.
by living_stradivarius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...
Replies: 25
Views: 2270

Re: About pronouncing "steen" or "stine" ...

I have known a Berstein family that uses "Steen" instead of "Stine". So yes, this gets very confusing :) On a somewhat unrelated topic, I belong to the camp that distinctly remembers the Berenstain Bears as the "Berenstein Bears" for some reason. I blame the Scholastic Book order magazines that must...
by living_stradivarius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”

You and I know that our criteria and standards of musical performance are very different, I'd say radically so. I'm glad you are finding new recordings that you think are great, even if there's not a chance that I would agree. I guess I'll leave it at that. Define greatness in fewer than 250 words :D
by living_stradivarius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Putting Conductors In Their Place: Sexual Harassment and the Death of the “Maestro Myth”

Everyone involved has a stake in buying into this foolishness: orchestra management, the players, the conductor himself, obviously, and the audience too, which feels gratified to have its patronage rewarded with the privilege of eavesdropping on a sacred ritual, the ineffable communion of souls tha...