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by jserraglio
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nancy rates Debate Donald: ‘I think one thing he did present was the authenticity of who he is‘
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Nancy rates Debate Donald: ‘I think one thing he did present was the authenticity of who he is‘

Politico Republicans to Trump: Condemn white supremacy now Far-right groups such as the Proud Boys quickly seized on the president's debate comments, which they took as a call to action. Senate Republicans spent much of Wednesday pressing President Donald Trump to denounce white supremacy, with few ...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By

Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th. That’s who Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, The Donald’s debate prep coaches, told him he came across as Tuesday night in my hometown while I was blissfully immersed in Donna Tartt’s latest novel. I had to google Jason Voorhees to find out who he was and how Crea...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rodzinski/NYP Sony announced for October 9
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Rodzinski/NYP Sony announced for October 9

Includes only the PSONY recordings. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50401091883_e074407402_h.jpg https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Columbia-Album-Collection/dp/B08JV9JWTZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rodzinski+columbia&qid=1601474383&s=music&sr=1-1 Product Notes He has been called the most excitin...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By
Replies: 14
Views: 149

Re: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By

I didn’t watch a second of it. I read The Goldfinch instead.

Lindsay Graham of old sums up The Doughboy for me. Republicans Against Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Xpwyd4aMM

by jserraglio
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump a threat to national security
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Trump a threat to national security

Was Kennedy a 'threat to national security' when his father's earnings came from bootlegging and JFK himself was connected to the mafia? When Kennedy spent his nights in pillow talk with legions of women? YES. But the threat assessment is of a different order of magnitude, no? You may be too young ...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:41 am
No one likes to admit they've been played the fool.
Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, shame on you: That's the gist of the whine from bleeding-hearts that now claim they never ever rode the Trump train. As per usual, they have things backasswards.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records

40% of American voters are not outraged.They will buy any excuse Trump devises.They do not want to admit they have been played for fools for 4 years.The GOP politicians are all silent,sycophants and cowards as usual, even those with secure seats. Deplorable is as the Deplorables do. Every loser eve...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

The tone of religiosity here, as if the RAPTURE were at HAND --> The people are more angry and violent, the justice system more permissive and social behaviour is declining exponentially. No respect in schools, the legal system, the polity (where a geriatric shill can tear up a State of the Union sp...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

barney wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:00 am
are you using it metaphorically?
Metaphorically.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

After defending him for years, our premillennialists at long last find Trump abhorrent.

Their wordy rants,though, have undergone a tactical shift: they now blame the Left for the rise of Trumpism.

That allows them to justify their own intellectual bankruptcy and moral impotence.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

barney wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Yes, Winters makes that point, and isn't thrilled about it.
Why couldn’t Trump have picked Ron Reagan?
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Barrett: why she's the wrong choice and Dems must be careful

Of the eight sitting SC justices, 5 are Catholic and 1 was raised Catholic but attends Episcopal services. The pending nominee is Catholic. So there will be 6 of 9 or 7 of 9 Catholics on the Court, depending on how you count them.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records

In his favor, to be fair, Doughboy wears a mask way more often than he pays income tax.
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Re: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records

In my view, this tax avoidance news will be a crushing blow to Doughboy’s candidacy. Of course, the profascista, the racists, the alt-right, the anti-Semites, anti-feminists, moonshiners, climate-deniers, Confederacy lost causers, religious zealots, and other bigots (in short, the DELORABLES) cannot...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records
Replies: 17
Views: 196

Trump exposed as the Artful Dodger — NY Times publishes two decades of the Donald’s tax records

NEW YORK TIMES https://www.nytimes.com TRUMP’S TAXES SHOW CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE Records Obtained by The Times After Years of Secrecy The Times has obtained tax-return data for President Trump extending over more than two decades. It tells a story fundamentally different from the...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rodzinski/NYP Sony announced for October 9
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Rodzinski/NYP Sony announced for October 9

Complete Columbia Album Collection https://www.importcds.com/the-complete-columbia-album-collection/194397877526 Looks like it will be limited to NYP, not the Columbia Cleveland, recordings. Even so, I eagerly await this issue in the wake of the Reiner/Pittsburgh recordings which I bought today.
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH to FDA: 'Damn your trials, full speed ahead!'
Replies: 0
Views: 92

WH to FDA: 'Damn your trials, full speed ahead!'

Trump wants vaccine announcement before Nov 3, no matter what. He has told advisers that his reelection chances hang in the balance. WASHINGTON POST WH demands FDA justify its proposed new stringent vaccine guidelines, raising concerns about political interference On the same day President Trump bla...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train

where was this summary? I'd like to read it. Couldn't locate the summary you're looking for but, for a stopgap, the quote below is a pretty good synopsis of a guy who on his most lucid days still reminds me of my crazy cousin from Kalamazoo. As Jared Kushner has stated, TrumpWorld is like Alice's W...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and the Jews
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Trump and the Jews

Miaskovsky, was ordered to deny the violinist Leonid Kogan a diploma for no reason other than his ethnicity. Miaskovsky, to his credit, resigned rather than carry out the order, stating: "How can I possibly say that the best violinist in Moscow is not good enough to graduate?" Kogan, for his part, ...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train

The coming election will not be a referendum on Kamala Harris's race or ethnicity (as you suggested here before wisely editing it out) but on the deplorable record of one Donald J. Trump. Trumpism is a Cosa Nostra that was hijacked by Rightist opportunists in a craven betrayal of authentic conservat...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Truckin' with the Trumpers: The Deplorables hitch one last ride on the Trump train

Is the US Supreme Court so politicised that it would allow Trump to steal the election on party grounds? Australia's Supreme Court - or, rather, High Court, as here the Supreme Courts are lower bodies - operates according to the law rather than politics, even if there have been notably activist jud...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ginsburg and the Goldbergs — a personal history
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Ginsburg and the Goldbergs — a personal history

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/wliw2 ... on-jzwgyq/

Quite a bit about music and the arts here, including her admiration of the man she called her Jackie Robinson, conductor Dean Dixon. Start at 14 min.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ginsburg and the Goldbergs — a personal history
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Ginsburg and the Goldbergs — a personal history

RBG’s son, Jim Ginsburg, is the founder of the excellent indie label, Cedille Records which I collect whenever I run across a copy.

I believe Ginsburg’s mom really wanted to be an opera diva but had to settle instead for being merely a culture hero, the Notorious RBG.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1207

Re: Dems need to wake up

[The Left] lionize a Supreme Court judge after her death (that's another thing the Left does so well and so ostentatiously - lionizing its legends, all the time, endlessly) because she advocated (inter alia) for abortions. Do you not see the inconsistency? One demographic (baby boomers) is worth de...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

The New Yorker Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Great Equalizer By Jill Lepore Ruth Bader Ginsburg, scholar, lawyer, judge, and Justice, died on Friday at the age of eighty-seven. Born the year Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady, Ginsburg bore witness to, argued for, and helped to constitutionalize the mo...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

Trump will use her death as an opportunity to try to shift the 2020 campaigns focus from his criminal virus failure,his corruption, his assault on democracy, to a focus on right to life anti- abortion , to fire up his lemming base, appeal to evangelicals and Catholics, appeal to undecideds, with hi...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

Like most culture warriors, you have a highly selective memory. I agree. People forget that Bader Ginsburg (like Merrick Garland after her) was a moderate incrementalist — real change in society, she said, always comes step by step. The 1993 Senate vote to confirm her to the Court was 96-3, includi...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

RGB had commented that when she met her husband she was relieved to meet a man who appreciated that she had a brain. It's always so sad and surprising to read this when I myself never had trouble in that regard my whole life; any man who didn't treat me as if I didn't have a brain was quickly kicke...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

You appear to be questioning Herr Barr. Do you not realize that Herr Barr is not to be questioned? U.S. attorneys are just 'preschoolers', junior grade, according to Herr Barr.
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine

Herd mentality ? I agree. That's what MAGAs suffer from. Setting death in the millions aside, promising herd immunity thru mass infection by a coronavirus is about as idiotic as suggesting that people drink bleach to kill it. How come surviving a well-known coronavirus (the common cold) confers no h...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1207

Re: Dems need to wake up

Belle wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 pm
they are not well read ... repeated iterations of the same tired old tropes.
Repeated iterations. Thus Redundancy rebukes redundancy.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

I live in a Trumpist enclave and teach at a Trump-leaning conservative school, surrounded by "Re-elect Doughboy & Ha'pence" lawn signs. I don't bother these whatchamacallits and nobody bothers me. Some on the Right here and elsewhere, aliens with an axe to grind, have evidently been seduced by AG Bi...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

This guy Caputo is a typical Trump appointee, now that all the adults have left the room. He is deranged, or malevolent, or stupid, or very likely all three. Indeed, he admits the first charge. For Roosevelt, a brain trust; Lincoln, a team of rivals; Trump, his flock of felons. Roger Stone has just...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

The so-called malaise predates the Civil War. Over the long run of its history, America has only rarely had a centripetal culture. Even so, characterizing an entire nation as hate-filled and neurotic is an egregious falsehood, plain-and-simple, particularly when that stereotyping issues from an unco...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

No mention of that, nor of the fact that Trump got many African American people back into work. I wonder why? How sharper than a serpent's tooth Is ingratitude. national hatred, resentment, neurosis and malaise A generalization so broad that the ignorance it conceals is like an overripe fruit gone ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine
Replies: 3
Views: 139

40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine

ABC NEWS All Michigan State students asked to quarantine over 'exponential growth' of COVID-19 All local Michigan State University students have been asked to self-quarantine immediately for the next two weeks to contain the "exponential growth" of COVID-19 cases, county health officials said. At l...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:56 am
This made me think of trump yesterday again mentioning Biden taking drugs-in 2016 he did the same for Hillary. Anything goes these days with this criminal lying bully.
To sin, one must eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Chubby Hubby is a Prelapsarian, he lives by Fatburgers alone.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

Just before I leave Harrison (it's a very long and critical review), I want to quote one of the best paragraphs I've read in a review: For the sceptical reader the whole strategy of the book looks like this. Take a highly selective, historically contentious and anachronistic view of the Enlightenme...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

Typically facile and ignorant misunderstanding by Pinker. His book on the Enlightenment was a joke. Yes, but did not the scientific journal Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) nominate one Steven Pinker as the premier member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)? I assume this ...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump officials interfered with CDC's Covid reports
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Trump officials interfered with CDC's Covid reports

Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19

POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/1 ... -19-412809
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

So funny when you consider how progressives have projected reactionary behaviour onto conservatives - or attempted to do so!! Until now. The problem is not that ultra-right conservatives are hidebound reactionaries . Far from it. It is that they are nutty radicals . Truly conservative Republicans l...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

You have constantly maintained he can't do so Doughboy can do so but I am betting he won’t. A pitiful 40 percent approval rating alone won’t be nearly enough, every loser of US presidential landslides gets that. But if Doughboy can win Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, he will win; then I’ll sh...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

Precisely. But even more than that, it is not about the morality of the violence (as I say, I think the looting is disgraceful), it's the political strategy. Trump seems to be floundering, especially with the twin blows of his expressed contempt for the military and the Woodward revelations that he...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: South Carolina parasite needs a host to survive.
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: South Carolina parasite needs a host to survive.

That's an astonishing ad. It might put more people off than it persuades. Hell's fury pales before that of Republicans spurned by their own Party. This ad is meant not so much to persuade as to drive up Lindsay Graham's negatives (and by extension Donald Trump's). It's also meant to bait both targe...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The collapse of democracy?
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: The collapse of democracy?

There are plenty of Republicans who have broken with Trump, just as many Democrats, including Biden, have spoken out against those that resort to violence. But I agree with Barney, Those condemnations by the leaders of each camp haven’t been forceful enough.