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by Bro
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The meaning of the war on Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: The meaning of the war on Christmas

Though American white men collectively are arguably the most privileged group on earth, the “political correctness” theme allowed them to bathe in the self-pity of their “victimhood.” It allowed them to get righteous and angry against their supposed persecutors. Now there is a charged statement. :?...
by Bro
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fatal Subway Shove
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Fatal Subway Shove

The police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, when asked about the photographer's actions, said: "I don't know. I wasn't there."
Pretty much sums it up for me.
by Bro
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gore on Obama
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Gore on Obama

Ok but where does Obama come in ?
by Bro
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. must honor states on new pot laws
Replies: 32
Views: 1621

Re: U.S. must honor states on new pot laws

piston wrote: to question a questionable authority, to overturn sexism, to defeat racism, to introduce participatory democracy. All of these motives belong to a prior period of history .

WHaaaooooo !

...And here I was worried about Twinkie sales. :?
by Bro
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Great Cinema Acting
Replies: 26
Views: 4175

Re: Great Cinema Acting

Yeah, I saw Alec Guinness in "The Lavender Hill Mob" and it didn't seem like anything great. So, maybe John is right, you had to see him on the stage. Certainly I'm miffed when I hear the reverence with which he is held by many contemporaries. Sometimes I like really bad, "hammy" type actorly perfor...
by Bro
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: the last gasp of the Neocons
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: the last gasp of the Neocons

Nice article, thanks for posting. I think the premise in the title is a little presumptuous but I guess we need to allow for artistic license. Never heard Hillary Clinton described as a "neocon" before. Interesting. I realize the power and influence of political insiders but I think a great deal of ...
by Bro
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Handling Of Sandy
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Obama Handling Of Sandy

Here you go, Len. This ones for you, little guy. :wink:

by Bro
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Well...Romney didn't make it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Well...Romney didn't make it.

According to CNN, the Presidents lead in the popular vote is 3 million. If memory serves, this was GWB's margin of victory in 2004 - The election Bush called a "mandate".



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by Bro
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Restarting NYC's subways - quite a story
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Restarting NYC's subways - quite a story

Can't find anything about the PATH = Newark to WTC or when that might be restored.
by Bro
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Well...Romney didn't make it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Well...Romney didn't make it.

lennygoran wrote:
But you have to admit Obama is more of us than Romney, right? Regards, Len
Lenny,....I am saddened. You seemed like such a nice guy before that generator went to your head. :|
by Bro
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Well...Romney didn't make it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Well...Romney didn't make it.

Stevenson was an honest intellectual man--not a flip flopper. No doubt he was an honest intellectual man and so was John Kerry but people did not identify them as "one of us". Barack Obama was quite touching in his final days of the campaign, he went to Jersey, he hugged crying mothers, he kissed b...
by Bro
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Well...Romney didn't make it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Well...Romney didn't make it.

The reason Mitt lost was the same reason John Kerry lost, or Adlai Stevenson lost :he has too much lace on his britches. I do not hold out hope Obama will appoint a decent Supreme Court Justice. It is possible, if not probable that he will return to his natural habitat, the Republican party. Remembe...
by Bro
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Q&A with Joe Lieberman
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Q&A with Joe Lieberman

I enjoyed this part immensely:

You’re retiring after serving 24 years in the Senate.

The rest of it, less so.

He supported McCain in 2008 but now he has cold feet for Romney. I guess there are limits to these things..


Bro
by Bro
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sandy has come and gone
Replies: 48
Views: 2527

Re: Sandy has come and gone

Okay, here's the scenario: Bloomberg, with all the information at hand, which must have been considerable, decides there is no way in H that it is humanly possible that an elite marathon can be organized and run smoothly, he makes the announcement four or five days before the race and persuades the ...
by Bro
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sandy has come and gone
Replies: 48
Views: 2527

Re: Sandy has come and gone

I was surprised to hear the marathon was going ahead as scheduled. In my opinion, Bloomberg should have been more sensitive to the people who suffered most in this storm. Could it be all the money involved that caused his obstinate stance in allowing a marathon run, amid such chaos and blight ? It w...
by Bro
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Toscanini Trove to be Auctioned
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Toscanini Trove to be Auctioned

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Remnants from the maestro's failed 1948 bid for the presidency. He was an ardent socialist (apparently).


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by Bro
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romnesia
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Romnesia

by Bro
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Scores Big!
Replies: 21
Views: 1162

Re: Obama Scores Big!

The reason they "hate" Obama, Cliftwood, is the same reason you hate they guy in the car in front of you, he stands between them and something they want : POWER. If the sitting President was John Edwards or any other Democrat, the vitriol would be the same. Remember how they treated Bill Clinton ? N...
by Bro
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interesting NY Phil Program This Week-Nielsen/Tchaikovsky
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Interesting NY Phil Program This Week-Nielsen/Tchaikovsk

I'm sure this is a worthwhile concert, however, it does seem a little unsettling that such an early 20th century trifle would be noteworthy in a program of a Major Symphonic Organization [emphasis mine]. I see a Brahms and Beethoven cycle, lots of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, a "Bach Festival", whatever ...
by Bro
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Post debate analysis
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Post debate analysis

Killing off the National Endowment and defunding PBS aren't about the money. . Good point. So many of these "issues" are not about what they appear on face value but about a hidden agenda : POWER, for one party or the other. I noticed that, during the Republican debates, no matter how well Romney s...
by Bro
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Zachary Woolfe reviews Met's "Trovatore"
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Zachary Woolfe reviews Met's "Trovatore"

Maybe this breezy, callow style of writing speaks more to the current tastes of the Times readership. Who knows. I am not in a position to judge. This review would not be out of place in a college newspaper but this is the Newspaper of Record. Where are the great critics (not an oxymoron) of the pas...
by Bro
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Profundity in Music
Replies: 36
Views: 2510

Re: Profundity in Music

The first time I heard Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony, I had no idea of it's programmatic content, but I immediately recognized it as a masterpiece and "profound" as you like. Similarly I have never had more than a vague idea of Till Eulenspiegel's programmatic outlook, but it is still a favorite a...
by Bro
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Wotan of the century?
Replies: 29
Views: 1543

Re: The Wotan of the century?

lennygoran wrote:

How would an analogy like this hold up--Wotan is to Romney as Vahalla is to Bain Capital? Regards, Len :)
Basically, Lenny, if Romney wins we're all Nibelungs - sweating away in some dank hole for low pay and no guarentees. Good luck in NC state - watch for those photo ID's. :)


Bro
by Bro
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Wotan of the century?
Replies: 29
Views: 1543

Re: The Wotan of the century?

I enjoyed the clip very much. I keep wondering why I hear really terrific Wagner recently. There was the Lepage Ring and now this example. Haven't heard any recent, great performances of standard repertoire, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms ect,..... so why Wagner ? I remember that Furtwangler once said that...
by Bro
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Some Republicans have absolutely no sense of basic decency
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Some Republicans have absolutely no sense of basic decen

The Daily Mail ? Not exactly the NY Times, is it ?

Apart from the bit about 'spreading scialism', this has nothing to do with Obama's competency as president, even if it was all true, and I assume that none of it is. As John B said, the sympathy vote awaits. Bring on the dirt.


Bro
by Bro
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Money and Medicine PBS
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Money and Medicine PBS

It might help reduce costs if we didn't have a for profit system. Imagine going into a candy store, the proprietor decides what and how much you buy, and after you leave, he charges whatever he wants for it. Or if the customer doesn't think it's enough, he adds as much as he wants.. I'm sure they ha...
by Bro
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?

The issue, Cosi and Lenny, is that she used the classification of 'Native American' to possibly gain favor in being hired for a job. That is dishonest. Having a great great grandmother as a relative does not make her a native American, sorry. She should have simply admitted it was a streatch, and th...
by Bro
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?

RebLem,

I'd like the Democratic Party to stop endorsing candidates who remind me of squeezed lemons. Perhaps that is not possible for white people. :!:



Bro
by Bro
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Elizabeth Warren Cherokee?

I think George Bush was confronted with his youthful indiscretions and simply said they were true, he regretted them, and let's move on. Handled it pretty well. This Lady comes off as kind of a pretentious, convoluted phony. It is obviously hitting a deep chord in people because she is running neck ...
by Bro
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Death and the Maiden" - The song
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: "Death and the Maiden" - The song

I wasn't saying such a move would "make sense". I am aware of the musculature problems with age, that's why I posited the example of a young conductor. Just the possibility of having total control over you're artistic creation or maybe, in a sensitive soul, there is the uneasiness of imposing your w...
by Bro
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Death and the Maiden" - The song
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: "Death and the Maiden" - The song

I enjoyed it but it makes me think of the instances of musicians playing dual roles. The most familiar is the instrumentalist turned conductor. But why are there no instances of a wood waiver deciding, early in his career, to chuck the baton and make music as an instrumentalist. I know Furtwangler p...
by Bro
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What if Israel bombed Iran?
Replies: 29
Views: 1075

Re: What if Israel bombed Iran?

Another scenario: Neither country bombs the other and we just go about our boring little lives making BIG DEALS out of nothing.
by Bro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another chance at Ormandy's Recordings!
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Another chance at Ormandy's Recordings!

Believe it or not that Bartok Concerto for Orchestra is an all digital recording. I've always liked it, sort of straight foreward, dark and a little on the romantic side. It was my intro to Bartok in the early 80's. The Shostakovich 5 sounds a little bland next to Bernstein but I have grown to prefe...
by Bro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: Entitlements and Mitt Romney
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: David Brooks: Entitlements and Mitt Romney

47% of Americans pay no income tax. Wouldn't this include children under 18. What about women (or men) who stay at home and take care of the kids ? What about those who are retired ? So 47% seems about right. If the author wants to eliminate unemployment insurance wouldn't the unemployed include tho...
by Bro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New 11-CD box set: Conductor Sir Adrian Boult [EMI]
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: New 11-CD box set: Conductor Sir Adrian Boult [EMI]

Boult's Schubert 9 is the stuff dreams are made of. A superb and underrated conductor. German classics were his forte, in my not so humble opinion ( I preferred the more emotional and communicative Barbirolli in English music).


Bro
by Bro
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rite of Spring: 100th Anniversary
Replies: 76
Views: 4694

Re: The Rite of Spring: 100th Anniversary

Well I'm sure many people laughed (in derision) at Beethoven's Hammerklavier. Not that I'm comparing the two. As far as contemporary composers composing for an elite - I suppose Beethoven wrote op135 String Quartet for an elite, if not himself only. Modern composers who write for a big audience, try...
by Bro
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Doctor's View About Obamacare and the Problems....
Replies: 10
Views: 716

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

We must remove the growing distractions and be allowed to spend time with each unique patient and their "story." We need to ask of each regulation or mandate that "seems" to sound so good: How will it impact the doctor-patient relationship? It is now, and will always, be within this relationship th...
by Bro
Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: the latest Pennsylvania poll numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: the latest Pennsylvania poll numbers

....And he's leading in Michigan by two points - a six point lead over where your last article had him. These polls are historically accurate but that is if you take an AVERAGE of all the major polling agencies. Rasmussen and Gallup seem to be consistently favoring one candidate over the other. CNN ...
by Bro
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: The problem with Concervatism

BWV 1080 wrote:its not spelling, apparently
..."its" isn't doing too well, either. It's lost its apostrophe. :o
by Bro
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are the best seats....
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: What are the best seats....

So.... A program of light favorites. :wink:
by Bro
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Some right-wing pundits getting nervous
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Some right-wing pundits getting nervous

Good article, John. He seems more bored than nervous - stating the obvious - with some telling generalizations and observations. Bottom line: it's all about turnout...


Bro
by Bro
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Romney win means...
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: A Romney win means...

The candidate himself wouldn't have me kicking and screaming (superficially he seems as bland and innocuous as candidates come). What scares me is the utter bloodless reality of any corporate mascot (provided his views are bland enough on "social issues") with enough financial backing, winning any e...
by Bro
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Romney win means...
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: A Romney win means...

From the article:
One recent poll [in Michigan] showed Romney leading Obama by four points! How can that be?



Um... maybe because Romney was born and raise there and his father was a former Governor/Presidential hopeful ?


I wouldn't worry.


Bro
by Bro
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: September 7--a very uninteresting day?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: September 7--a very uninteresting day?

My fave. Sergui Celibidache's 100th birthday

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Wot ! No Karajan ! :wink:
by Bro
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henze Declares That Wagner Should Not Be Performed In Israel
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Henze Declares That Wagner Should Not Be Performed In Is

I think Henze is entitled to his opinion, and Lebrecht to his controversies. I mean, isn't that what makes life worth living ? isn't it ? That we can all join in with our views and enjoy this great big thing we call life..... 8) Whatever floats your boat. By not performing his music they make a bigg...
by Bro
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: Bill Clinton speech

...and I would like to apologize to Jbuck for my overuse of the word "brash"....And for my poor vocabulary in general (least of my worries, I'm afraid). Nice thread, David. You posted your own thoughts clearly and simply (as did Teresa with her completely relevant question.) Take five, everyone. Smo...
by Bro
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bill Clinton speech
Replies: 29
Views: 1217

Re: Bill Clinton speech

I think we're getting just a little bit ahead of ourselves, JBuck.... I prefer Hillary to her husband, even though you could probably not put a match stick of difference between one's political views and the others. The rap on Hillary is that she is brash and would offend everyone and wouldn't get a...
by Bro
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republicans had it coming!
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: The Republicans had it coming!

jbuck919 wrote: I'm trying to figure out how to prevent my 92-year-old Roosevelt Democrat mother from voting for Romney .

Have you tried clobbering her ? :wink:
by Bro
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jenna Jameson endorses Willard
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Jenna Jameson endorses Willard

What about Taci Lords ? Who is she supporting ? :wink:
by Bro
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique"
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Taking Stock: Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique"

I haven't heard the Celibidache, but would like to, as I'm a big fan of his. I've always believed the to this symphony is pure, unbridled shmalzt. So it's Bernstein, Furtwangler (who's actually more noble/tragic than schmaltzy) Barbirolli and, of course, the oft underrated Ormandy, for me. I'll save...