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by Tiger
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: States assert right to death sentence!
Replies: 75
Views: 10163

Re: States assert right to death sentence!

A firing squad sounds like a good way to execute folks. It's quick and cheap.
by Tiger
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bold Obama
Replies: 40
Views: 4451

Re: Bold Obama

The term is new but the idea is not. Clearly the term "New Deal" was also coined to appeal to the middle classes, along with the working class. Both terms are based on the premise of redistributing some wealth to improve purchasing power. And that idea is indeed appealing.... Well, it's appealing t...
by Tiger
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bold Obama
Replies: 40
Views: 4451

Re: Bold Obama

Where did the term "middle-class economics" come from. I majored in Economics and never heard of it. Unfortunately, it sounds like a term created to appeal to those who consider themselves middle-class. It's not substance, just words.
by Tiger
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where/when does the collecting cease?
Replies: 41
Views: 13196

Re: Where/when does the collecting cease?

For me, the only line I draw is financial. Collecting, whether it's a new composer/work or number 200 of a particular work, is a great hobby.
by Tiger
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparing Goldbergs
Replies: 63
Views: 9673

Re: Comparing Goldbergs

I prefer each of the 4 Gould versions. Perahia's account is a good one, but I don't find anything special in it.
by Tiger
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Attack on Syria within days...
Replies: 228
Views: 14761

Re: Attack on Syria within days...

Hopefully, Congress will say no to Obama's ill-conceived limited military strike. I haven't heard a single reason that justifies this strike. See my posts earlier in this thread beginning "It's impossible to predict for sure," which gives three reasons, and "Yes, that's a further reason to interven...
by Tiger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Attack on Syria within days...
Replies: 228
Views: 14761

Re: Attack on Syria within days...

Hopefully, Congress will say no to Obama's ill-conceived limited military strike. I haven't heard a single reason that justifies this strike. Also, I'm very concerned as to what would happen after the strike. Are we ready for subsequent events? I doubt it. I guess you simply cannot read properly, a...
by Tiger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Attack on Syria within days...
Replies: 228
Views: 14761

Re: Attack on Syria within days...

Hopefully, Congress will say no to Obama's ill-conceived limited military strike. I haven't heard a single reason that justifies this strike. See my posts earlier in this thread beginning "It's impossible to predict for sure," which gives three reasons, and "Yes, that's a further reason to interven...
by Tiger
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Attack on Syria within days...
Replies: 228
Views: 14761

Re: Attack on Syria within days...

Hopefully, Congress will say no to Obama's ill-conceived limited military strike. I haven't heard a single reason that justifies this strike. Also, I'm very concerned as to what would happen after the strike. Are we ready for subsequent events? I doubt it.
by Tiger
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Scarborough caught with his partisan pants down
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Joe Scarborough caught with his partisan pants down

Hillary will be running for President? Guess I was overly optimistic in thinking that she and her hubby would simply retire into the sunset.
by Tiger
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Sort of Thing Nauseates Me!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Re: This Sort of Thing Nauseates Me!

My educational experiences definitely told me that working smarter, harder and with greater dedication resulted in better grades. It's a bad idea and self-defeating to blame someone else for your academic failures.
by Tiger
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore, et al.
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Al-Jazeera buys Current TV from Al Gore, et al.

And to think that the pretentious jerk Al Gore almost became our president. He's almost as much of a phony as Romney.
by Tiger
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Football facts
Replies: 27
Views: 4195

Re: Football facts

My current predictions are that Denver and San Francisco will duke it out at the Superbowl with Denver the champ. Denver has it all and a very impressive winning streak. San Francisco just isn't consistently excellent.
by Tiger
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Romney's choice an epic blunder
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Romney's choice an epic blunder

I think that the notion that Romney's choice has killed his chances to be ridiculous. Ryan is a good selection that will finally put some specifics into Romney's campaign.

When blow-hard Biden meets Ryan for debate, he'd better be in his best form. Ryan is nobody's fool.
by Tiger
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney's fake facts
Replies: 19
Views: 2933

Re: Mitt Romney's fake facts

I don't believe that either major party is being very honest with us concerning ObamaCare or any other subject for that matter.

Just for the record, Obama has been telling us that any person who wants to retain his/her current insurance policy will be able to do so. That's clearly not accurate.
by Tiger
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Money and Happiness
Replies: 25
Views: 2802

Re: Money and Happiness

That isn't $75,000 total, it's $75,000 a year. Never in my life did I earn that much, and I'm certainly not earning it now. But I'm happy. Maybe we balance each other out. WOW!! Less than $75,000 a year and you live in New York of all places. Actually, my surprise comes from my thinking you're a hi...
by Tiger
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How does Ashkenazy's Beethoven 32 stack up for you?
Replies: 26
Views: 5132

Re: How does Ashkenazy's Beethoven 32 stack up for you?

I think very highly of Ashkenazy's Beethoven cycle; his Shostakovich Op. 87 doesn't hold up well to the Nikolayeva recordings, and his Bach WTC is just okay.
by Tiger
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alec Baldwin Gives $1 Million to New York Philharmonic
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Alec Baldwin Gives $1 Million to New York Philharmonic

I sure was wrong about Baldwin. I thought he was unsavory sob and horrible husband and father. Now I know better.
by Tiger
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

This is a local issue involving a local politician and local politics - local to me and not to you. Your and my locations affect our perspectives and opinions, and certainly are relevant. You don't know what you're talking about. Although the specific issue only applies to one locality, the larger ...
by Tiger
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

This is a local issue involving a local politician and local politics - local to me and not to you. Your and my locations affect our perspectives and opinions, and certainly are relevant. You don't know what you're talking about. Although the specific issue only applies to one locality, the larger ...
by Tiger
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

karlhenning wrote:
Tiger wrote:
John F wrote:So it may seem from Albuquerque. We in New York, who have reelected him, don't think so.
My location is not relevant.
In optics, it is : )

Cheers,
~Karl
With sugary drinks that are consumed in all 50 States, it isn't.
by Tiger
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

This is a local issue involving a local politician and local politics - local to me and not to you. Your and my locations affect our perspectives and opinions, and certainly are relevant. You don't know what you're talking about. Although the specific issue only applies to one locality, the larger ...
by Tiger
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

John F wrote:So it may seem from Albuquerque. We in New York, who have reelected him, don't think so.

My location is not relevant.
by Tiger
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks
Replies: 35
Views: 4973

Re: New York: on banning supersized sugary drinks

Bloomberg seems to be a dedicated and excellent city leader. When it comes to food and drink, he's a power junkie and quite the nut-job.
by Tiger
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Mormon, not a Christian
Replies: 32
Views: 3624

Re: A Mormon, not a Christian

What liberals "think they are being cool by being anti-Mormon"? Some of my liberal friends are anti-religious generally, others think it a personal matter and none of their business, but the only anti-Mormon talk I've come across has been from conservative Christians. Just a few weeks ago Lawrence ...
by Tiger
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: We don't want to know about Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: Fox News: We don't want to know about Europe

What do you think? It's a Fox person. Not just that, but a news anchor, it says here - a title once held by Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley. Ordinarily it would be sexist to make a wisecrack about dumb blondes, but in this case I'll make an exception, because her remark was really dumb and she's...
by Tiger
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How Did You Discover the Pachelbel Canon?
Replies: 21
Views: 2311

Re: How Did You Discover the Pachelbel Canon?

I first heard when I was a youngster in the 1950's; my dad played it often in the house. As you might imagine, I got real sick of hearing it by the time I moved out. I much prefer Pachelbel's organ music.
by Tiger
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Caterpillar Wages Class Warfare Against Machinists Union
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Caterpillar Wages Class Warfare Against Machinists Union

I always find it amusing when Republicans and Democrats assign such low-life motivations to each other. It's very child-like and a bunch of bull. When I think of why the U.S. isn't doing very well these days, I only have to look to these two political parties to know the answers. Both are a dead we...
by Tiger
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Caterpillar Wages Class Warfare Against Machinists Union
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Caterpillar Wages Class Warfare Against Machinists Union

I always find it amusing when Republicans and Democrats assign such low-life motivations to each other. It's very child-like and a bunch of bull. When I think of why the U.S. isn't doing very well these days, I only have to look to these two political parties to know the answers. Both are a dead wei...
by Tiger
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk
Replies: 37
Views: 5014

Re: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk

I found the Denk article mildly amusing, enough so to send to my closest musical friend, who over the past four decades or so has acquired dozens of recordings of the Goldbergs (including one on marimba) and has disposed of all but a half dozen, three of them by Gustav Leonhardt. Don't get him star...
by Tiger
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk
Replies: 37
Views: 5014

Re: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk

I found the Denk article mildly amusing, enough so to send to my closest musical friend, who over the past four decades or so has acquired dozens of recordings of the Goldbergs (including one on marimba) and has disposed of all but a half dozen, three of them by Gustav Leonhardt. Don't get him star...
by Tiger
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk
Replies: 37
Views: 5014

Re: "Why I Hate the Goldberg Variations" by Jeremy Denk

I think the real point of the article is the last paragraph. He doesn't really mean it when he says he hates the Goldberg Variations. The rest is just a flight of fancy to show how smart he is and how well he writes. This article reeks with tongue in cheek and Donald's comments are right. Denk is i...
by Tiger
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ben Zander fired from Youth Orch for ties to sex offender
Replies: 18
Views: 6360

Re: Ben Zander fired from Youth Orch for ties to sex offende

I don't know if Zander should have been fired, but he did a very stupid thing by hiring a sex offender for a youth orchestra; that's not too bright. Now Zander states that Benjamin has not re-offended in the past twenty years. Clearly, Zander can't possibly know this to be a fact. As can be seen fro...
by Tiger
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lowes and Quarterback Tebow-Alarming
Replies: 73
Views: 6567

Re: Lowes and Quarterback Tebow-Alarming

I think all this negative talk about Tebow and his religion is much ado about very little. I'm the opposite of a religious person, but I can't see how Tebow thanking God during or right after a game is problematic. The important thing here is that Tebow has lifted the Broncos into a high degree of r...
by Tiger
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anyone notice anything wrong with this chart?
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: Anyone notice anything wrong with this chart?

John F wrote:Surely people watch Fox because its commentators tell them what they want to hear.
Same with MSNBC.
by Tiger
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Natalie Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Natalie Wood

My understanding is that the ship's captain has been doing some talking that authorities are taking seriously. Why now? Might have something to do with a book deal. At any rate, my money is on Robert Wagner as causing her demise; he's always been a "slippery" man. You've watched A Kiss Before Dying...
by Tiger
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 999 libya Cain
Replies: 43
Views: 3174

Re: 999 libya Cain

Personally, I'm getting tired of Government putting requirements on us.
by Tiger
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Natalie Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Natalie Wood

My understanding is that the ship's captain has been doing some talking that authorities are taking seriously. Why now? Might have something to do with a book deal. At any rate, my money is on Robert Wagner as causing her demise; he's always been a "slippery" man.
by Tiger
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norman Lebrecht exposes Fanfare Buy A Review policy
Replies: 100
Views: 18356

Re: Norman Lebrecht exposes Fanfare Buy A Review policy

Much ado about very little. My sole concern when reading a review is whether the reviewer's comments are sincere, and I have no doubt that Fanfare reviewers are honest.
by Tiger
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?
Replies: 56
Views: 10891

Re: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?

IcedNote wrote:Don't be so stuffy.

A million times yes. She's wearing what any pop star would consider "modest." Don't pretend that classical music is "above this" or something. :roll:

-G
I didn't realize we had a few prudish guys on the board.
by Tiger
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?
Replies: 56
Views: 10891

Re: Yuja Wang Concert Outfit-Yes Or No?

Agnes Selby wrote:NO!!!!
Yes!!!! Looks mighty tasty to me. She has great legs; might as well show them off.
by Tiger
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rottweiler earns bravery award
Replies: 29
Views: 2835

Re: Rottweiler earns bravery award

What a group! In a thread about how a particular dog saved a human, most of you just want to whine about dangerous dogs. Just further evidence that the problem is humans, not dogs.
by Tiger
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Colbert act too much even for me
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Colbert act too much even for me

Auntie Lynn wrote:The REAL problem was - it wasn't funny - if you are going to do that shtick, you gotta be funny - and I am rather easily entertained...
I'm with you. This was Colbert's opportunity to hit a home run, but he bombed.
by Tiger
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Clarinet Quintet was that?
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: What Clarinet Quintet was that?

Krommer is a possibility.
by Tiger
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If you were a judge...
Replies: 74
Views: 7765

Re: If you were a judge...

Right, why bother remembering that she snuffed out two other lives. Did anyone say that? Well, you sure seem more concerned with the killer than the people she killed. This woman led an unsavory life capped off by her hiring of two men to murder her husband and his son. Immediately after, she went ...
by Tiger
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If you were a judge...
Replies: 74
Views: 7765

Re: If you were a judge...

Philoctetes wrote:Hopefully no one celebrated in her death, or mistook this act for justice. I always thought we were enlightened beings, but sometimes we can be such barbarians. It was sad to hear that her life had ceased.
Right, why bother remembering that she snuffed out two other lives.
by Tiger
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israel lobbying again for Pollard's release
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Israel lobbying again for Pollard's release

josé echenique wrote:
Tiger wrote:Raimondo's an anti-war and anti-Israel type. Given his agendas, I wouldn't pay him much attention.
It´s the facts that matter, not the labels.
Raimondo uses "facts" to advance his agenda.
by Tiger
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israel lobbying again for Pollard's release
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Israel lobbying again for Pollard's release

Raimondo's an anti-war and anti-Israel type. Given his agendas, I wouldn't pay him much attention.
by Tiger
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Seller's Remorse?
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Seller's Remorse?

absinthe wrote:I part with a few but can't recall any regrets.
Same here. I don't dispose of a recording until I'm totally convinced I'd never play it again.
by Tiger
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will She or Won't She?
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: Will She or Won't She?

Some of my friends at the hospital are convinced that Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2012. They point out that Obama's poll numbers are dropping. She now has a lot of credible experience in the world arena. She would have a chance to make history. Just as Obama was the first black Presid...