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by Corlyss_D
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 42
Views: 3083

Re: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein

Barry let me know what happened. I'm so very sorry. The news took me back to that frantic search for him after his heart attack several years ago and how the CMG community rallied around him, with members living close by him visiting and taking him life-sustaining music and diversions and comforting...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mention Court Packing ...and *Poof* A Timely Book Appears
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Mention Court Packing ...and *Poof* A Timely Book Appears

A Man, a Plan .  .  . When one branch of government declares war on another. BY Charlotte Allen August 3, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 43 FDR v. The Constitution The Court-Packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy by Burt Solomon Walker, 352 pp., $27 On February 5, 1937, just 16 days after his inauguration t...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The EEOC Persecution of Belmont Abbey
Replies: 1
Views: 175

The EEOC Persecution of Belmont Abbey

The Persecution of Belmont Abbey Obama's EEOC doesn't believe in religious liberty. BY Charlotte Allen October 26, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 06 On July 30 of this year, a regional office of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notified Belmont Abbey College, a small Catholic instituti...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Merkel May Lose Re-Election Bid over Greek Bailout
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Merkel May Lose Re-Election Bid over Greek Bailout

Why Angela Merkel is Playing With Fire CNBC.com | 23 Mar 2010 Opinion polls suggest Angel Merkel’s coalition will lose control of the German Senate in regional elections on May 9. No wonder she wants to fire a populist shot at voters. But in refusing to underwrite a few billion euros of Greek debt t...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UK expels Israeli Diplomat...
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: UK expels Israeli Diplomat...

I did not know that there was a murder by mistake in Norway that caused Israel a lot of problems Yeah. Unfortunate. I think that was about the time they started losing control of their narrative, the hasbara I think they call it. everyone knows the Moussad carries out these actions in order to prot...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 462

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

piston wrote: What's the original rationale for it?
Priests' offspring wanted the lands of the churches where their fathers officiated. It's that simple. It is only amusing, and not dispositive, that priests were also listing their wives under "domestic animals" owned by the parish church.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

How can you be so sure that this is what is going to happen? We pay higher taxes in Canada and we are still innovative. So are other countries of the world. No disrespect, Matt, but Canada has a population of about 33 Mil. We have a population 10 times that. Similarly, America, not Canada, has been...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

So why is this thing going to be so expensive if everyone is already well served by the private insurance they have now? Henry, take a look at this http://www.usdebtclock.org/ Note especially the bottom line, i.e., the unfunded libabilities in Social Security, Medicare, and the Prescription Drug Be...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

3- According to you, why is the reform so bad ? What are your main arguments ? If you haven't been following it closely, it can't be explained briefly, and I would imagine that not being directly involved it's not worth your time to become informed. As Moynihan once observed, if you don't have a li...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 462

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

In Ireland, do priests own their churches or church property? If not, then they cannot pass them on to their children. Well, not now, but it was a near-run thing whether the Irish version of Christianity, which, if I recall, did not embrace celebacy, became the leading brand as opposed to the Roman...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 462

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

I am generally the opposite of sanguine about any substantive change in Catholic Church discipline, but the pressures from the current situation are becoming too great not to require what to traditional Catholics will seem an extreme response. Now at least one conservative churchman of stature has ...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Clearly Congress and the President have the "responsibility" to make the laws. What bugs the hell out of me is that every legislator and excutive takes the oath of office, which includes a version of "will support and defend the Constitution..." Yet they routinely pass stuff they know is unconstitu...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 1802

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

I simply think they aren't thinking through the longterm consequences of what they're doing. I think they know perfectly well what they are doing. HC was only one step in a direction the radicals in the party want to take nation. The next event on this particular trajectory is an admission in 2011 ...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 1802

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

As you know, Mitch McConnell announced before Obama ever took office that their approach would be one of implacable opposition to everything Obama wanted to do, to vote NO on everything, regardless of the merits of the proposal. Irrelevant, Rob. Dems have the majorities in both houses. They couldn'...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Objectivity
Replies: 41
Views: 706

Re: In The Interest of Objectivity

Should I have known that Saul would turn this thread into a message of hate and direct hurtful words at my friend Agnes??? Probably, because he's done it before. I thought I hinted at it in my pm. I should have been more direct. If there's one thing members here know, it's that Saul will be on anyt...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through
Replies: 66
Views: 1802

Re: Health Care Reform: What We've Been Through

As Krugman so eloquently put it, all the Republicans have offered for more than a year, and as a response to the bill's passage, has been an ongoing parade of fear mongering to stir up the most base of their conservative followers, who were being led in a "Kill The Bill" chant on the lawn of the Ca...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Objectivity
Replies: 41
Views: 706

Re: In The Interest of Objectivity

^^^

See, Cosi! :lol:
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Baby killer" shouter fesses up--sort of
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: "Baby killer" shouter fesses up--sort of

Barry wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote: Randall is rwetmore, our Leiberman expert. You most certainly DON'T want to hear from him! :lol:
That's Leibowitz. :wink:

No wonder I couldn't think of his first name! :lol:

My apologies to Randall, and Don if he couldn't figure out what the hell I was talking about.
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

I don't understand why you and others continue paying attention to the hateful bigotry of folks like RebLem . . . I know you feel strongly about this David, and 99% of the time I don't mince words either, but it pains me to see the b word used with Rob. He's the only one here man enough to declare ...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Objectivity
Replies: 41
Views: 706

Re: In The Interest of Objectivity

Look, I was trying to post something that presents a viewpoint somewhat different from what I've previously expressed. How many posters here do that? Do you? And I should not have picked on you. OMG! Apologies from you AND Rob in a single day! The end times are near! I'm going to the gym now so the...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Baby killer" shouter fesses up--sort of
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: "Baby killer" shouter fesses up--sort of

No, Barry, everyone gets an opinion on health care reform. But I have not heard from anyone here without health insurance who supports the Republican approach, whatever it is. :?: :roll: What are the odds that people without health insurance are going to be on a board such as this? Zip, I say. What...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In The Interest of Objectivity
Replies: 41
Views: 706

Re: In The Interest of Objectivity

jbuck919 wrote: There is an element of incomprehensibility about the settlements, an incongruity with everything Israel says it stands for and usually does, that makes the plain reality about them hard to acknowledge.
In middle east politics, a single maxim prevails: Watch what they do, not what they say.
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

Barry, you don't think poverty and its resulting effect on the environment might have something to do with people's behavior? There were poor blacks before welfare programs totally destroyed the inner city blacks. There weren't the kinds of rampant problems presented in the 25% of the black communi...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

So now liberals are responsible for the bad behavior of black youth? That's exactly what it sounds like you're saying. I thought my position at least on this issue was fairly well known here: the so-called welfare programs are enormously destructive of both families in the way they are constructed ...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

just like to add that the reason behind Article 3, Section 2 is that a court must not prejudge cases. You never know what objection someone may have to a law until they in fact make the objection. Then it is the court's responsibility, free of any previous commitment to a stated view of the law, to...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Social Security is mandatory disability insurance. If the VA wins in court, does that mean I don't have to pay my payroll taxes? :?: Hardly. It's old age insurance. It has a disability component, but that is not the sum and substance of SS. Secondly, it's a tax the proceeds of which are theoretical...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Social Security is mandatory disability insurance. If the VA wins in court, does that mean I don't have to pay my payroll taxes? If they had just made it a tax and moved to a single-payer system, this issue could have been avoided. This court fight is what they get for insisting on doing this throu...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

Social Security is mandatory disability insurance. If the VA wins in court, does that mean I don't have to pay my payroll taxes? :?: Hardly. It's old age insurance. It has a disability component, but that is not the sum and substance of SS. Secondly, it's a tax the proceeds of which are theoretical...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My state is filing a lawsuit!!
Replies: 104
Views: 1061

Re: My state is filing a lawsuit!!

What I find interesting here is that constitutional jurisdiction was not sorted out before the vote. The course of events here in Canada sees such questions put to the Supreme Court before a vote is even taken. There are at least two reasons that doesn't happen here in Federal Courts, although it c...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Many Of His Works Are No Longer Played
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: Many Of His Works Are No Longer Played

True, although saying this implies that many of his works were in fact at one point played. I imagine most composers are lucky if their entire output in fact makes its way to the concert hall. That said, has Saint-Saëns enjoyed a comeback since the 1960s? I'm not too aware of how his popularity has...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Compared to other CMG posters
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: Compared to other CMG posters

The "mean" is the middle amount, not quite the same as the "average", but fair to say, the mean is the amount spent by the average CMG poster. This is really a question in group psychology; I'm not asking anyone how much they actually spend. Since I don't know what the mean or average is for others...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, some guy!
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Happy Birthday, some guy!

Happy Birthday, Michael! Nancy's generous gift prompted me to find something appropriate I thought was right up your alley!



:wink:
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An idea for the democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 341

Re: An idea for the democrats

You are apparently interpreting the government's interventions following the 2008 crash as a deliberate and planned attempt to socialize the industries that were kept alive with government money. That is a just plain unsupportable way of interpreting events. I don't believe that on your, or any oth...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

jbuck919 wrote:doesn't know there's a hill in his run. Hmmmm.
Eh?
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes
Replies: 48
Views: 1860

Re: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes

03/21/2010? Millions of people who don't have health care will now have it? (or actually in a few years when it become effective.) http://www.factcheck.org/2009/06/the-real-uninsured/ Not that you will take my word for it, but for the few issues they cover, factcheck.org is a practially unimpeachab...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes
Replies: 48
Views: 1860

Re: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes

Exactly what is in the tea that you tea baggers have been drinking? There is no cliff and no one is throwing us anywhere! Suggest you take a look at this and understand one thing about Health Care if you understand no other: it's only going to make our fiscal state much much worse much much faster....
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 468

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

All this obsession with what was suffered over 100 years ago reminds me of Falkner's comment about the past: The past isn't dead. In fact, it isn't even past." How long, O Lord, are the generations to be humbled before the sins of people dead for hundreds of years? How much penance is enough?
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes
Replies: 48
Views: 1860

Re: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes

I agree with Absinthe. It is difficult to imagine that a country like the USA does not provide a national health scheme. It is equally difficult to imagine a parent with a sick child unable to afford medical help. I hope the two parties can iron out their differences. Our Health Scheme is not perfe...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes
Replies: 48
Views: 1860

Re: We're Headed Straight Off a Cliff If Health Care Passes

If you're asking us for "specific cases," you're just throwing mud. Right. That's what happens whenever you ask a lib for examples of their favorite myths. Surely you know that hospitals that receive federal funds are prohibited from denying anyone emergency care. Long term care of chronic diseases...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

This terrible behavior could be incited by political sources, unions (what, are they trying to incite the idiot teabaggers to make themselves look worse?), or whatever; no matter, any crowd that can be stirred to this kind of hate speech is expressing racism and bigotry. And you know all this is su...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An idea for the democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 341

Re: An idea for the democrats

But to get back to the burden of my exchange with Randall, since, as you indicated, what we faced already was a continuation of current policy which effectively bans federal funding for abortion, why the heck were those guys holding things up in the hopes of getting something supposedly even more s...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?
Replies: 52
Views: 1014

Re: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?

However, for so many people here it is like there is him and then there are the others. I understand. But it is rather like comparing the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Walter's Collection in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Yes, it is true that the Morgan has the best collection of them in the U...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An idea for the democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 341

Re: An idea for the democrats

I know of no precedent for that kind of prohibition aimed at private enterprise as opposed to a state, and imagine that it might be challenged in court. After what has happened for the last 18 months to private enterprise and the sanctity of contracts, somehow it seems a bit feeble to complain abou...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An idea for the democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 341

Re: An idea for the democrats

I know of no precedent for that kind of prohibition aimed at private enterprise as opposed to a state, and imagine that it might be challenged in court. After what has happened for the last 18 months to private enterprise and the sanctity of contracts, somehow it seems a bit feeble to complain abou...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare may be water to the wicked witch of the west
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Obamacare may be water to the wicked witch of the west

^^^ I'm very glum about the state of the state. Entitlements never get undone, and every effort to pay for them fails. Steve Hayes read a quote from FDR about Social Security, how it would guarantee support for the elderly and poor forever and put the nation on a sound economic footing at the same t...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder

And anecdotes aren't scientific evidence :D You know this winter was the first in two decades that snow fell in San Fran. And one of the colder ones in Minnesota (with plenty more snow to boot). I don't know if it is the first, but snow was surely a surprise to the Arizonans and the Texans and the ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The fate of Palestinians
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: The fate of Palestinians

However, the only thing that I know is that I had and am having a lot of palestinian students in my classes and I always thought that they were very kind, friendly and peaceful people and not tools of any groups like you seem to think. Believe me, I did write it. :D You might look at some immediate...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Silent Exodus - Half of all Jews have already left Malmoe
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Silent Exodus - Half of all Jews have already left Malmoe

^^^

Hadn't you heard? Jews everywhere are the New Nazis. No European state enforces the criminal laws when the perps of Muslim and the victims are Jews.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

I don't see how Democrats and Republicans alike can not be outraged by repeated shouts of "n---" at a respected civil rights leader, ostensibly because he is voting for the health care plan. Perhaps it's not pure racism; it includes homophobia, since Barney Frank was also the target of hurled epith...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 612

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

^^^ You must have missed them rousting the Tea Partiers and critics of the administration at town hall meetings last year, esp. the beat-down they put on the one guy in Mo., which the authorities refused to investigate, even though it was caught on tape by news crews. Glad they cleaned up their act....