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by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It used to be called 'America's friendliest hometown'.
Replies: 0
Views: 4

It used to be called 'America's friendliest hometown'.

WASHINGTON POST July 4 BY CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Sharon Sandler was already irritated as she walked toward the growing line of golf carts preparing to parade around one of her retirement community's town squares for President Trump's birthday. Sandler, who is in her 60s, had spent ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Self-collapsing empire
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Self-collapsing empire

Belle wrote:Americans are so shouty it becomes impossible.
'Shouty' and 'impossible' is how dynamic America strikes uncomprehending outsiders.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's race-baiting is unnerving hitherto silent Republicans who fear a debacle for the GOP in November
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Trump's race-baiting is unnerving hitherto silent Republicans who fear a debacle for the GOP in November

WAPO Trump's Campaign of Resentment: As president amplifies racism, Republicans who have long enabled him are unnerved BY ROBERT COSTA & PHILIP RUCKER President Trump’s unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination, crystallized by his harsh denunciation of the r...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

The group raised only $2 million in the first three months of the year, according to Federal Election Commission filings, but received a fund-raising boost when Trump attacked them on Twitter in May. (A Lincoln Project spokesman would not reveal details of its fund-raising since then but said the a...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address

As George W. Bush quipped after hearing Trump's inaugural address: "that was some weirdshit".

Did Stephen Miller write this crap?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-st ... th-dakota/
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

The Cone of Silence . . . Black Composers Series Columbia 1974-78. Reissued by SONY in 2019. Out of print and practically unobtainable in 2020. I've tried everywhere and cannot locate a copy to purchase at any price. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TrYtCVyHHDM/XF1UAD3fGvI/AAAAAAAALjE/BZn1HNJ_aRIiTdnfbDz...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 6
Views: 68

The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

The language is outdated. These days, whenever Xi says Tiào!, Trump answers "How High"?.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBAAeu ... =emb_title

by jserraglio
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Joseph Losey: The Go-Between (1971)
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Joseph Losey: The Go-Between (1971)

The original, not the 2015 BBC remake. Beautifully shot in Norfolk, sad, film. Dominic Guard gives a splendid performance as the 12-year-old Leo. Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton and Michael Redgrave. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.

On Amazon Prime.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Sweeney Todd x3
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Sweeney Todd x3

Watched all three this week. Next up, the 1979 Broadway version with Len Cariou live and the 1936 film version with Tod Slaughter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISp5sjaSnl0 ISp5sjaSnl0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9j_yvsvVag e9j_yvsvVag https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91RjJI9lm...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: François Truffaut: Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Replies: 0
Views: 27

François Truffaut: Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

On Amazon Prime. An interesting film with echoes of Alfred Hitchcock. Sleazy remake as "Original Sin" in 2001 with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Robo calls on longline commencing again! (Ugh)

I use Nomorobo, a free service, which works quite well to block more than half such calls after only one ring. Can't imagine life without it.

https://www.nomorobo.com
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Eloquence is preparing a box due out in the fall.

Tribute to Ida Haendel by music critic Rob Cowan: https://robccowan.com/2020/07/01/ida-ha ... ies-at-96/
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hugh Downs, broadcaster, author, adventurer--and composer of classical music--dies at age 99
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Hugh Downs, broadcaster, author, adventurer--and composer of classical music--dies at age 99

AP NEWS Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies https://apnews.com/3f689015ae9bca5394eb2b471d946ce5?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter Tampa Bay Times, 2005: Hugh Downs, broadcaster, adventurer--and composer https://www.tampabay.com/archive/1997/10/26/hugh-d...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefing
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefi

barney wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 pm
both the CMG defenders seemed to be motivated more by dislike of the Democrats (or partisan journalists) than love of Trump.
Would they treat unsightly acne by getting a facelift and blame the surgeon when it came back worse than ever?
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Luminary Polish-born English violinist and teacher Ida Haendel has passed away, in Miami – aged 91. A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, Ms Haendel will be remembered as one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th Century. A recognised child prodigy, she was awarded 7th prize in the 1935 Wie...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefing
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefi

How I hope you are right. If it's a referendum on his totally absent leadership he should scarcely get a vote. But he won't want it to be on that; which is where dirty tricks come in handy. Yes, but one thing seems clear since March. Trump's defenders have lost some swagger; even on CMG, they have ...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefing
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefi

Another blast from conservatives on the bounty boondoggle. This election is clearly shaping up to be a referendum on Trump's leadership. The WH Situation Room should be rechristened the SNAFU Room. If Donald Trump ran unopposed, he might lose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nytBEWbwOkw&feature=emb_...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Louis Malle: l'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) c/w a Miles Davis score
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Louis Malle: l'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) c/w a Miles Davis score

Louis Malle is one of my favorite French directors. Malle's first film. TCM on demand

See full movie here:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2am6mf

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP operatives: 'Could Trump throw in the towel'?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: GOP operatives: 'Could Trump throw in the towel'?

FOX NEWS Rough polling stretch has GOP operatives asking: Could Trump drop out? https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-polls-republican-gop-operatives-possible-drop-out If he dropped out would he resign and be pardoned by Pence or could he pardon himself? Regards, Len Donald could do what LBJ did i...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP operatives: 'Could Trump throw in the towel'?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

GOP operatives: 'Could Trump throw in the towel'?

FOX NEWS Rough polling stretch has GOP operatives asking: Could Trump drop out? https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump- ... e-drop-out
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Roman Polanski: Knife in the Water (1962)
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Roman Polanski: Knife in the Water (1962)

First time viewing. TCM on demand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_1D_JI593M z_1D_JI593M http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TCM/Images/Dynamic/i361/knifeinthewater_1962_mp_polish_1200_041720150448.jpg Knife in the Water (1962) by Margarita Landazuri QTD from tcm.com http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/titles...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 72
Views: 76780

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Robert Mitchum & Charlotte Rampling in Dick Richards's Farewell My Lovely (1975)

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by jserraglio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

On the Right end of the spectrum, culture warriors are often Trumpist fellow travellers. "Donald Trump is a cultural warrior. His politics depends on mining the fear and resentment of white, working class voters who feel they are on the losing end of economic and demographic change. Joe Biden is cul...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: President retweeted video of Trump supporters shouting ‘white power' and thanking 'the great people of The Villages'.
Replies: 1
Views: 229

President retweeted video of Trump supporters shouting ‘white power' and thanking 'the great people of The Villages'.

Trump Promotes Video of His Supporters Yelling ‘White Power’. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-promotes-video-of-his-supporters-yelling-white-power-great-people/ Facing a barrage of criticism, Trump deleted his tweet. Here's a screenshot of that now deleted tweet. https://am14.mediaite.com/med/cnt/...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Anonymous: A Warning (2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Anonymous: A Warning (2019)

Anticipates the Lincoln Project. The author was very much in Trump's inner circle. And knows how to write. Trump comes across to Anonymous much as he does to the rest of us: stupid, vain, capricious, and vulgar. WAPO https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/book-by-anonymous-describes-trump-as-cruel-...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

New York Times, they're looking at you!! Well said. Its 5.8 million subscribers and millions of other daily readers doubtless would agree. More and more Republicans are deserting Trump, as the meteoric rise of the Lincoln Project PAC to popularity clearly demonstrates . . . . https://www.youtube.co...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

A tour de force of PSYOP ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yoglNFN5-Js

by jserraglio
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

A moot point. In such a case, would he not, like a renaissance pope dispensing indulgences, "have the absolute right" to pardon himself?
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

But I'm not sure of the point, inasmuch as no one can vote for Mattis. Is it just to demonise Trump? Again, not sure of the point. The aggregate point of this breakaway Republican PAC's ad campaign seems pretty clear:(1) Trumpism is un-American; (2) Trump is unworthy of high office. OUR MISSION Def...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

The most devastatingly effective ad campaign so far comes from Republicans in the Lincoln Project. Early in the election cycle, Trump, seemingly powerless to stem the tide, allows himself to be defined by insurgents in his own party.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oYa8mEr3sJA

by jserraglio
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

We are not talking about the Left, but somehow you drag it in again. Forget facts, forget arguments, forget values, let's just bash the Left. And let's identify anyone who doesn't agree with you as a Leftist. But surely there does exist a mob of extremists. It consists currently, in no particular o...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

The total number of world deaths is still less than half a million - a miniscule amount compared to a total population of 7.8 billion people. By that logic, one could argue that 78 million folks dead of the virus worldwide would constitute a "miniscule" 1% of the total population. When one compares...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

This is not only political extremism (and I thought you were supposed to be a 'moderate', Barney) but a projection of the Left's own perfidy - since they were after Trump BEFORE he was elected and never, ever let up. I'm thinking an item like this has been written in existential fear of an election...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Fri Night Massacre
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: A Fri Night Massacre

Acting US Attorney for the SDNY, Audrey Strauss is not likely to be sacked before the November election. And whoever her successor is would have to run the gauntlet of Schumer and Gillibrand. According to an arcane Senate protocol, home-state senators are afforded the courtesy of signing off on a no...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Fri Night Massacre
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: A Fri Night Massacre

Berman had obviously prepared for just such an event and Barr clearly had not. By refusing to resign, Berman forced Trump to fire him, in turn forcing Barr by law to name Berman's own deputy Audrey Strauss (said to be an incorruptible SDNY prosecutor in her own right) to succeed him as acting US Att...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question

A judge has just ruled that Bolton's book's publication can go forward b/c the national security danger has already been done by its prerelease.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question

NEW YORK TIMES “The Room Where It Happened” describes Mr. Bolton’s 17 turbulent months at President Trump’s side through a multitude of crises and foreign policy challenges. By Peter Baker June 18, 2020 John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, plans to publish a damning book next week d...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959)
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959)

On TCM. Will be repeated this August.

1950's camp. Doesn't take filmic art too seriously. I laughed much of the way thru it. I can see now why The Big Lebowski alluded to it.

One of my favorite movies of all time.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: John Culshaw: Ring Resounding (1967)
Replies: 0
Views: 486

John Culshaw: Ring Resounding (1967)

Reading it for the first time: came with the LP package of Solti's Ring which I still have. Listening to each opera as I read Culshaw's account of how it came to be recorded. The Culshaw recording is miraculous.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2 Despicable Trump Things
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: 2 Despicable Trump Things

Trump is the Mae West of US presidents, though bereft of her parodic talents.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bolton book portrays Trump as ignorant, corrupt on Ukraine, suppliant to China & Russia, a figure scorned in his own WH
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Bolton book portrays Trump as ignorant, corrupt on Ukraine, suppliant to China & Russia, a figure scorned in his own WH

WALL STREET JOURNAL Trump Put Re-Election Prospects Ahead of National Interest, Bolton Alleges https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/trump-put-re-election-prospects-ahead-of-national-interest-bolton-alleges-11592423359 WASHINGTON POST Bolton says Trump didn’t just ignore human rights but encouraged Chin...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5. Trump's latest Gallup job approval tanks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Re: Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5. Trump's latest Gallup job approval tanks.

85% of Republicans approve of him. It's mystifying. Libertarians may disavow Trump's antics yet support him simply b/c he is individualist and anti-institutionist. A disruptor. The 'Democrat' party's domestic and foreign policies run counter to their penchant for rugged isolationism. Populists appr...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5. Trump's latest Gallup job approval tanks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Re: Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5

barney wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Do you think he has mental health issues?
Trump suffers from a form of mongolism—clinical term—Aryan idiocy.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5. Trump's latest Gallup job approval tanks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Put your money on Joe: latest RCP Betting Odds have Biden at +6.5. Trump's latest Gallup job approval tanks.

As of little more than a week ago, a CMG Trump supporter pointed out that, though Trump was behind in the polls, betting odds-makers favored the President to win reelection in 2020. That's no longer the case, as the latest betting odds data show: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/betting_o...