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by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Relief, but Lingering Rage
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Relief, but Lingering Rage

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:37 pm
jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:37 pm
In the wake of the abortive Capitol Hill putsch, folks are now afraid of being overrun by Proud Boys, Boogaloos, and other social undesirables.
Undesirables like the Trump family.
Precisely, Steve!

Blow is spot-on.
by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Three Types of Republicans Donald Trump Created
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: The Three Types of Republicans Donald Trump Created

What an interesting article. I'm not sure he's right that the never-Trumpers are gone forever as Republicans; they will try to fight within the party.
by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Next Trump
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: The Next Trump

Thanks for that link, Brian. Very interesting indeed.
by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: George W. Bush Credits James Clyburn with Being the "Savior."
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: George W. Bush Credits James Clyburn with Being the "Savior."

Like a lot of politicians, Bush looks a lot better in retirement than he did in office. :D
by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: International Classical Music Awards for 2021 Announced Today
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: International Classical Music Awards for 2021 Announced Today

Thanks for posting this Brian. One thing I am absolutely going to have to have is the 4 views of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes with Gilels, Richter, Nikolayeva and Shostakovich himself.
by barney
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Next Trump
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: The Next Trump

"Most Americans want Donald Trump out of sight and out of mind after he leaves office on Wednesday. Most Americans except Republicans, that is." I don't believe the 74M who voted in his direction really feel that way. Maybe they do. Isn't that the point of the comment. Most Americans want Trump out...
by barney
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Never forget
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Never forget

Yes indeed
by barney
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good Riddance, Leader McConnell
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Good Riddance, Leader McConnell

Yes, since Trump washed his hands of him, Pence has acted with integrity and dignity. Just four years too late.
by barney
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: President Donald J. Trump: The End
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: President Donald J. Trump: The End

Another great column
by barney
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20

Lance wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Jean was killed in an auto accident in Renfrew, Ontario on January 20th, 1972 while concertizing.
Sorry to point this out Lance, but he shouldn't have been playing the piano while driving.
by barney
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Magic of Maria Callas
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: The Magic of Maria Callas

Thank you gentlemen. It's definitely on the agenda!
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Next Trump
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: The Next Trump

2024: Ivanka the Republican candidate for president, with running mate Donald jr. Various other family members in key roles such as Secretary of State.
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot

It's only a few centuries since traitors in Britain were hung, drawn and quartered. Given Americans' respect for tradition, they might like to revisit this for the Republican traitors. Whoa there, pardner! Most all the folks named in that news story are white ladies. Women for America First. Moms f...
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Magic of Maria Callas
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: The Magic of Maria Callas

I tried looking for it Len. Not available in Australia.
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The toxic nature of Identitarianism
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: The toxic nature of Identitarianism

Identitarianism . The word itself is an insult, both to the ear and to the mother tongue. I long for the days when writers on the Right knew how to write. What this inelegant term is commonly understood to mean betrays just how little its users know about American history and culture. American poli...
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot

Yes Brian. Tonight my wife and I watched the first part of a documentary on the KKK on the History Channel. It was too appalling, and we decided to wait to watch the second half. It didn't have much I didn't know, but the old photos and film are deeply disturbing. People are endlessly inventive when...
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald dissed — disgraced, disinterested, disgruntled
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Donald dissed — disgraced, disinterested, disgruntled

Fine piece, not that I needed any persuading. But you have to be pretty appalling to end up lower than the likes of Buchanan or Nixon.
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Magic of Maria Callas
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: The Magic of Maria Callas

That 1964 Tosca is justly famous. Not only Callas but Tito Gobbi's Scarpia. It is true she had passed her peak, but she is still magnificent. There aren't many singers I can recognise after one or two notes, but Callas is certainly one, along with Pavarotti, Wunderlich, Fischer-Dieskau and Sutherlan...
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

barney and jserraglio, I am glad you are being sarcastic, but it doesn't sound that way to me. Where do you get that I do not mind the 'secessionists', js? Nothing distorted in my statement. They are of the same cloth as the many pop figures who claimed they would leave the USA if Trump won. Hot ai...
by barney
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Belle wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:58 pm
As I've said, EPIC HYPOCRISY.
Trump heard you:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics ... index.html
Belle, do you want to amend your claim that your sons are paying more than 50c in the dollar income tax?
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot

It's only a few centuries since traitors in Britain were hung, drawn and quartered. Given Americans' respect for tradition, they might like to revisit this for the Republican traitors. :D
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could Mitch McConnell Get to Yes?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Could Mitch McConnell Get to Yes?

Again, you beat me to posting this Brian. I found it very interesting speculation, and I think Ross is likely right that this is McConnell's best chance. If so, McConnell will certainly recognise it. But he would pay a heavy price - anything up to assassination - for leading 17 Republicans to convi...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4087

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

Brian, that is a lovely story about the homeless LP vendor, and his eventual triumph. Really enjoyed that.
Alas, the outer fringe of Melbourne is nothing like as cultured as New York, and I doubt I could even give them away as you did.
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

1. "A smaller rate of tax"? Two of my sons pay MORE THAN 50% of their income to our government, plus indirect consumption taxes. PAYE taxpayers are totally ripped off in Australia and carry the vast majority of our taxation . (Sooner or later the discussion had to get around to money, though. All t...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

It goes without saying that the MAGAgoths are going to be antisemitic. They wear their antisemitism on their sweatshirts. But even being Protestant is not safe from them. You have to be the right kind of Protestant, and eventually you'll have to be the right kind of right kind of Protestant. And th...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker’s Video Report from Inside the Capitol
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: New Yorker’s Video Report from Inside the Capitol

they gotta get trump for this! In the matter of Donald Trump, I’ve come around to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s view. Trump should have been censured, not impeached. The thing is, as the Lord of Misrule, he should have been required to stand stark naked in the well of the House while the censure resolution...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

Surely, some of you are NOT serious! We fought a war over secession and decided the UNITED states is the way to be. Over 600,000 of us died in that conflict. No reason to do it again. I'm not grumping at just those who actually hold the view, but more at us here who 'cheer it on'. I'm being sarcast...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

1. "A smaller rate of tax"? Two of my sons pay MORE THAN 50% of their income to our government, plus indirect consumption taxes. PAYE taxpayers are totally ripped off in Australia and carry the vast majority of our taxation . (Sooner or later the discussion had to get around to money, though. All t...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

Me too! I expect to be buried in a concert grand. How's THAT for the love of the piano? Naturally, the strings and cast iron plate would have to be removed - and as long as I don't gain any more weight it should work! :lol: I'm fascinated by the fact that this thread has gotten more than FIVE TIMES...
by barney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4087

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

Last year I put my classical CDs on ebay. I think I wanted $1 an LP, for about 1000. Not one tickle. A US LP shop wanted to see the list, but made no offer as I was unwilling to split. Before I withdrew the ad I offered to throw in my turntable (selling new at $1200 in Melbourne). Nothing.
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

Democracy is doomed when the people who have its advantages stop valuing them. China has a model for society it is eager to export. I wonder how these anti-democracy imbeciles will align that with their emphasis on individual freedoms. The CCP doesn't allow many. Honestly, could anything be more dep...
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night

Well, Brian, the warnings were for Jan 17 and 20. Jan 17 has passed without any incidents I heard of. Only two days now and Trump is gone.
That chill in the spine starting to ease?
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Could Mitch McConnell Get to Yes?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Could Mitch McConnell Get to Yes?

Again, you beat me to posting this Brian. I found it very interesting speculation, and I think Ross is likely right that this is McConnell's best chance. If so, McConnell will certainly recognise it. But he would pay a heavy price - anything up to assassination - for leading 17 Republicans to convic...
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

The liberal Protestant denominations are not the only religious groups that are concerned. Many more liberal Jewish congregations, including Reform and Reconstructionist congregations, have beefed up security for similar reasons. I suspect that mosques are also very concerned about security. Good p...
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: 'Liberal' Churches Warned of Possible Attacks Around Biden Inauguration Day

From a Roman Catholic (my tradition) perspective . . . NCR (National Catholic Reporter) January 7th Editorial Catholics need to confess their complicity in the failed coup https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/editorial-catholics-need-confess-their-complicity-failed-coup The link was sent to me by...
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's Wrong with the Modern Left
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: What's Wrong with the Modern Left

Excellent points, but obviously wrong. After all, Belle assures us that the right is NEVER violent, only the left. Unless the despicable left utterly provoke the kind, gentle people of the right by, for example, continuing to breathe.
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:16 am
I would suggest Texas look into joining the United Mexican States as its 33rd state; it was once part of Mexico before abandoning its Hispanic identity and becoming independent.
Excellent idea, Joseph. And very good indeed for all the white supremacists.
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

Yes Brian, I do get your point. :lol:
I was motivated in writing that partly by a threa you started ages ago pointing out how disastrous it would be for Texas. That's why we know it's all just posturing; something Texans are really very good at.
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Manchin: Senate should consider expelling Cruz and Hawley via 14th Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Manchin: Senate should consider expelling Cruz and Hawley via 14th Amendment

Certainly is, but it won't happen. Again, requires 17 Republican Senators. I know Cruz is universally loathed, so you might get a few, but not that many. Of course, but I still think a motion should be made and a vote should be taken, just to put everyone on the record publicly. It would tar Cruz a...
by barney
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night

Miller has to be up to something here. The man who said he can't wait to leave. But he's as slimy as ever.
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Trumpsters' Sedition on Election Night

Fascinating inside detail. I'm always in two minds about whether Trump REALLY believes the election was stolen. This article confirms how cynical he was all along, a ploy long planned. But he really seems to believe it when he hectors his followers. I think he's one of those sociopaths who know they...
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry

If she is truly concerned about the Constitution she should follow through.
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Manchin: Senate should consider expelling Cruz and Hawley via 14th Amendment
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Manchin: Senate should consider expelling Cruz and Hawley via 14th Amendment

Certainly is, but it won't happen. Again, requires 17 Republican Senators. I know Cruz is universally loathed, so you might get a few, but not that many.
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

Interesting - I don't know a lot about Johnson. He's famous here for the fawning support he got from the Conservative Prime Minister of Australia at the time, whose mantra was "all the way with LBJ", but that's before my time. May I say I am sure there are many fine people in Texas. :D I merely feel...
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The NRA, gunned down in New York, flees to gunolatrous Texas

thanks Brian. I hadn't seen that cartoon. It's rather cutting.
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Attack on Western Music from the Woke
Replies: 40
Views: 898

Re: Another Attack on Western Music from the Woke

Something worth remembering - as clearly you have. Do you remember the lady? Yes, I remember Lisa G. And I remember when I picked her up at her parents' apartment, and I told her mother where we were going, her mother gave me a peculiar look and made some comment about what "PDQ" stood for. I guess...
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Trump deplorables and race
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: The Trump deplorables and race

Well, Dana certainly speaks for me.
by barney
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:23 pm
barney wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:55 pm
Steve, where did that men yell at me article come from, and who is the author?
Try: lyz.substack.com
Thanks Steve. Will do.