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by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: NFL sides with the coyotes
Replies: 7
Views: 7844

I sense a deep seated, very unfunny, barely controlled anger in burnitdown that seems likely to me to explode one day, and probably sooner rather than later. I find the whole tenor of this and other comments he has made very disturbing, and about as funny as poisoned Kool-Aid. Maybe you're in denia...
by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Europe to monitor, record net and phone use
Replies: 0
Views: 4220

Europe to monitor, record net and phone use

European governments are preparing legislation to require companies to keep detailed data about people’s Internet and phone use that goes beyond what the countries will be required to do under a European Union directive. In Germany, a proposal from the Ministry of Justice would essentially prohibit ...
by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: UK happily going 1984
Replies: 0
Views: 4254

UK happily going 1984

With the largest density of CCTV cameras in the world, and an increasing network of automatic number-plate recognition cameras on main roads, Britain has long been a pioneer for the surveillance society. Now new official figures reveal that UK agencies monitored 439,000 telephones and email addresse...
by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cold War Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 6637

Re: problems

Agnes Selby wrote:...and you, boyo, are making sure of that.
So you say, but we know you're biased, and religions have killed more people than I have :)
by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Proposed Name Change That's Truly Absurd
Replies: 40
Views: 23999

Re: A Proposed Name Change That's Truly Absurd

Ralph wrote:What will they call it? "The Museum of the Great American Treason?"
The Museum of White Guilt and Appeasement of a Permanent Black Underclass (formerly Slaves)

Pluralism just doesn't work.
by burnitdown
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Clementi and Beethoven -- Can you love Beethoven?
Replies: 33
Views: 20615

Re: Clementi and Beethoven -- Can you love Beethoven?

diegobueno wrote:Now I think Beethoven was a very talented man, and his music is certainly very interesting in an intellectual kind of way, but can you really love this music?
Of course you can, and probably not for "intellectual" reasons. It's awesome art. Pure power, beauty, love and fear. Excellent!
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Cold War Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 6637

Human problems never go away, at least in the modern age...

http://www.ak47-guide.com/
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: NFL sides with the coyotes
Replies: 7
Views: 7844

Re: NFL sides with the coyotes

It mentioned that Border Patrol agents fight terrorism and help to keep illegal aliens and illegal drugs from crossing our borders. Keeping anyone out of the country is un-American and downright COMMUNIST. We should kill those border patrol BIGOTS. Reject violence. Some things, like HOLOCAUST DENIA...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sirius and XM to Merge
Replies: 11
Views: 9347

Now even fewer entities control what you watch and hear. Is this progress?
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left Delegitimizes The Holocaust
Replies: 52
Views: 15109

Questioning the Holocaust is not legitimate. It's not a matter of science. Exposing the immorality of those who question or deny it is both legitimate and necessary. Questioning the WMDs in Iraq is not legitimate. It's not a matter of science. Exposing the immorality of those who question or deny i...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scumbag on the Loose
Replies: 23
Views: 15490

[quote="Corlyss_D"What exactly have the Nihilists done for civilization lately?[/quote]

I believe they're trying to save it from itself, as it's on a path to doom.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyce Hatto -- a strange discovery
Replies: 62
Views: 16677

I bet she lip-synched it. This sort of stuff would barely make the news in the rock-n-roll crowd...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So I'm supposed to like this?
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Bruckner is greeted by (from left to right): Liszt, Wagner, Schubert, Schumann, Weber, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Haydn, Handel, Bach. (Silhouette drawing by Otto Böhler) Liszt as an uncultured non-German must have been considered racially naturalized by his son-in-law. They seemed to accept related...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: On-Topic: MySpace and Classical Music
Replies: 15
Views: 11824

david johnson wrote:now be nice, comrades. i like some minimalist music. :D

dj
Me too, but I acknowledge that most of it is garbage, just like there's one Led Zeppelin for every 400,000 incompetent garbage rock bands.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Advice from a guy who couldn't find WMD when they were there
Replies: 1
Views: 4850

Where did the WMD go?
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Finally! Public Financing of Elections is Dead!
Replies: 1
Views: 4729

Will this strengthen special interest groups, however?

(Please, spare me the preemptive criticism of the Walt-Mearschinner report!)
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Border Security Nightmare: Prosecutor's Discretion
Replies: 7
Views: 7874

Ralph wrote:Your comment makes no sense - high speed pursuits are discouraged everywhere so the opposite would be relevant if that were the case with the Border Patrol.
No, it doesn't -- high speed pursuits still occur, in varying degrees. It may be discouraged more in one area than others.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How About Some No Politics, Just Patriotic Music?
Replies: 7
Views: 8000

"Patriotic music" is political... I think it's always nationalistic, but not always political. Although I do realize many people use the term 'political' anymore to mean nationalistic. Do you mean patriotic instead of nationalistic? http://www.pan-nationalism.org/ Nationalism is something else...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The War Within Islam
Replies: 4
Views: 6897

I think only in the West do we see Islam as united...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left Delegitimizes The Holocaust
Replies: 52
Views: 15109

Re: Let's get back to the original subject

Daisy wrote:I would have thought that the environmental movement would have transcended politics.
Nothing transcends politics these days, but I had similar hopes.

Problem with environmentalism is that you have to encounter difficult truths...

Like in philosophy.

At least as practiced by Realists!
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Touch of Reality
Replies: 1
Views: 4726

They know we want their oil. They don't like our culture. They're going to resist. I'm kind of in favor of these guys, all told. Repatriate the Palestinians to Iran and let the great religious-ethnic war begin! We are overpopulated as a species, you know. Any death today is fewer that have to happen...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scumbag on the Loose
Replies: 23
Views: 15490

pizza wrote:Only a person of pathological insensitivity would call Elie Wiesel a "scumbag". Have you no sense of shame?
Sensitivity is a false emotion.

Realism is important.

Are you delusional?
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Raise your hand if you believe the left stand for minorities
Replies: 28
Views: 17040

Which is why there are many old-school conservatives greatly disappointed with ex-Marxist Neo-cons and big government policies from those parties meant to be in favour of small government. Agreed: the modern right has betrayed its roots, "sold out" if you will. I started out ultra-leftist, and coul...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms - not as appreciated as Beethoven, Mozart... (?)
Replies: 148
Views: 35531

Saphire wrote:The conclusion is that, in principle, it is possible to derive a set of "best" composers using objective criteria, despite all the counter-claims one is so used to seeing on Boards like this.
I agree, but saying that offends morons.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So I'm supposed to like this?
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

If Wagner's in the other place, that's where I wish to be. I'm sure other interesting folks like W.S. Burroughs and Josef Conrad will be there as well.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: On-Topic: MySpace and Classical Music
Replies: 15
Views: 11824

If minimalist music has a paramount flaw, it's that it is not impossible to play. People keep composing and playing it. To me it's criminally ugly noise that gets its support mostly from the deconstructionists and arts patrons who think novelty=genius and modernity needs to be protected from people...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So I'm supposed to like this?
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Re: So I'm supposed to like this?

jbuck919 wrote:I'm listening to Bruckner's fourth for the umteenth time over XM radio and it is doing what Bruckner has always done to me; it is boring me into a stupor.
Bruckner is very sensitive to conductor... someone who doesn't "get it" will turn him into a mash.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The BSO folks did it again
Replies: 14
Views: 23747

It's interesting how fast copyright holders find these online ads and posts. It's a trivial matter to scan search engines. If there's something you want to watch, I can show you a small script that will email you with all the notations noticed by Google and a few other fast-update sources in the co...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another Big Apple First!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 10817

Corlyss_D wrote:Don't make me listen to lectures about the variety of flavors manufacturers make them in under the guise of "sensitivity training" about gays and AIDS.
That message is a hate crime. Please report to a reconstruction center for re-education.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How About Some No Politics, Just Patriotic Music?
Replies: 7
Views: 8000

"Patriotic music" is political...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scumbag on the Loose
Replies: 23
Views: 15490

"Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate—healthy virile hate—for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German.” (Legends of Our Time, “Appointment With Hate,” NY, Avon, 1968, pp. 177-178.) Wiesel's a scumbag, too. *****There should be a "Sick Post of th...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left Delegitimizes The Holocaust
Replies: 52
Views: 15109

Questioning the Holocaust is not legitimate. It's not a matter of science. Exposing the immorality of those who question or deny it is both legitimate and necessary. Questioning the WMDs in Iraq is not legitimate. It's not a matter of science. Exposing the immorality of those who question or deny i...
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Raise your hand if you believe the left stand for minorities
Replies: 28
Views: 17040

Brendan wrote:PC remains firmly an ideaology of the Left in most minds.
As Huntington points out, the right has become fairly left, thus causing a rise in "new right" and "third way" movements.
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Border Security Nightmare: Prosecutor's Discretion
Replies: 7
Views: 7874

Ralph wrote:One can disagree with this now almost universal regulation but it's hardly limited to the Border Patrol.
But is it enforced more selectively there?
by burnitdown
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: This just in: EU White Paper admits EU's Iran policy failed
Replies: 1
Views: 4757

Re: This just in: EU White Paper admits EU's Iran policy fai

Iran doesn't need to threaten Europe; Europe has already surrendered. That's what the 3 blind mice (France, Germany, and England) have been doing for the last 3 years especially. Not negotiating with Iran; telling Iran they don't care. They're just enjoying their freedom. If they don't want to wage...
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: On-Topic: MySpace and Classical Music
Replies: 15
Views: 11824

MySpace is the most incompetent website programming ever.
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms - not as appreciated as Beethoven, Mozart... (?)
Replies: 148
Views: 35531

Intergamer wrote:In every genre I prefer Schumann to Brahms.
Racist.

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by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day ...
Replies: 19
Views: 13034

Re: Happy Valentine's Day ...

Gary wrote:Valentine's Day...yuck. :mrgreen:
Yeah, I've never gotten into the Hallmark Holidays. Why not just celebrate "Have a Coke and Smile Day" instead?
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Modern Instrumental Music
Replies: 8
Views: 9969

hautbois wrote:Ennio Morricone is another composer not to be missed!!!!!!
He's quite creative. Not sure I could get into Hans Zimmer -- too many lifts of more qualified artists.
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: NFL sides with the coyotes
Replies: 7
Views: 7844

Re: NFL sides with the coyotes

It mentioned that Border Patrol agents fight terrorism and help to keep illegal aliens and illegal drugs from crossing our borders. Keeping anyone out of the country is un-American and downright COMMUNIST. We should kill those border patrol BIGOTS. Relevant: At the peak of the recent housing boom, ...
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Shia Arc
Replies: 2
Views: 6291

Guess Hussein held the country together better than we thought!
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are You Watching and/or Reading?
Replies: 128
Views: 21098

piston wrote:My spouse's maternal side are descendants of Eunice Williams. The Demos story is a fascinating account of how there did not exist a single ethnic heritage in the Northeast.
I reject your bigotry.
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Libby Trial Continues, White House Mole Exposed!
Replies: 1
Views: 4549

Didn't Reagan have the same thing? Some skin cancer on his nose that he "squoze"?
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: It's About Individuals, Not Just Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 9365

How true, Ralph...This is why I have so much trouble with the policy of being unflinching in the face of the loss of young Americans, just so we can teach a lesson or two in callousness to our enemies. Some people disagree: 1. Evangelical Christians who desire the end times. 2. Jews defending Israe...
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scumbag on the Loose
Replies: 23
Views: 15490

"Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate—healthy virile hate—for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German.” (Legends of Our Time, “Appointment With Hate,” NY, Avon, 1968, pp. 177-178.)

Wiesel's a scumbag, too.
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Chocolate lovers: have you tried ...
Replies: 13
Views: 10765

Ralph wrote:But their chocolate with pistachios is to die for!
Aren't pistachios a hanging offense in Iran?
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Raise your hand if you believe the left stand for minorities
Replies: 28
Views: 17040

IQ has nothing to do with it - minorities just need more government assistance and they will be on a level playing field with the whites! At least that is what's being implied by the so called minority leaders. Like most white power leaders, most minority ethnicity nationalist groups are currently ...
by burnitdown
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left Delegitimizes The Holocaust
Replies: 52
Views: 15109

The fellow in question is a Holocaust Denier. It is not only Jews who find Holocaust Denial objectionable. Anyone who belives in truth and is against lies finds them objectionable. Capiche? I don't trust any binary view of truth that finds it necessary to censor legitimate questions in the name of ...
by burnitdown
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: He's Running!
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

But Rush Limbaugh is a big fat (insincere) idiot.