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by jserraglio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)

Violin soloist, concertmaster, conductor and author of the memoir Shoot the Conductor . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anshel_Brusilow All his RCA recordings conducting the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia are outstanding, and he appeared as soloist on several Ormandy recordings, e.g., Yardumian's Vi...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off

Washington Post Analysis: Denials by Cotton and Perdue of profane Trump comment encapsulate why people distrust politicians By James Hohmann January 16 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/16/daily-202-denials-by-cotton-and-perdue-of-profane-trump-comment-encapsula...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

Shitshow vs. shithole. Two entirely different contexts, intentions and meanings--one benign, the other malign. Obama's point was that Western Europe (UK and France) had screwed up Libya and turned it into a shitshow , and also that he himself was at fault for allowing that to happen. He was characte...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

jbuck wrote:Sorry, but this still sounds to me like misogyny pure and simple.
Yup, the epithet "snotty" sounds more palatable than the nickname "crooked", but I agree it is derived from the same ad mulierem rhetorical toolkit.
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

Washington Post One barnyard epithet, and the leader of the free world was now definitively a racist or, alternatively, was back in the good graces of those who had worried he was wavering in his nationalism. One ugly denunciation of the population of much of the planet, and President Trump had onc...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

NBC News Hillary Clinton on Friday called President Donald Trump's reported remarks racist as she added her voice to the uproar after the president allegedly derided Haitians and referred to African nations as "shithole" countries in a discussion on immigration. "Snotty"? Maybe. At least it is not "...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

david johnson wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:04 am
Those who disagree w/me about her are the people who are wrong.
Count me among the wrong. 'Snotty' Hillary would've been a good president: granted, she was not a good candidate. I also prefer bourbon to Kool-Aid.
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald paid porn star $130,000 in hush money a month before election
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Donald paid porn star $130,000 in hush money a month before election

Wall Street Journal A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matt...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame

John Bull to Uncle Sam: "You broke it, you own it."

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by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame

NBC President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has canceled a trip to London, in a tweet that blamed his predecessor for selling the previous U.S. Embassy in that city for "peanuts." There have been calls in the U.K. for the British government to call off the planned trip after Trump shared anti-...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 121
Views: 4739

Re: What I listened to today

Digitized analog reel recordings of Robert Mann with the JSQ [TT: 11 hrs]: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Juilliard String Quartet - Live from the Library of Congress 1965-1991 1. 1965, December 17 & 18: Mozart Brahms Dvorák (December 17 edited f...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

The Donald, much maligned as EGO when in fact he's ID.

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by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 265

NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

By The Editorial Board Jan. 10, 2018 Is Donald Trump mentally fit to be president of the United States? It’s an understandable question, and it’s also beside the point. Understandable because Mr. Trump’s behavior in office — impulsive, erratic, dishonest, childish, crude — is so alarming, and so far...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald spouts Know-Nothingism to lawmakers Thursday in Oval Office
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Donald spouts Know-Nothingism to lawmakers Thursday in Oval Office

Quo usque tandem abutere, Donalde, patientia nostra? ————— Washington Post President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, accord...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When paper-tiger Donald trashes stocks, chances are they'll go up
Replies: 0
Views: 59

When paper-tiger Donald trashes stocks, chances are they'll go up

CNN MONEY January 11, 2018 Want to buy a stock that's a sure winner? One money manager jokingly suggests looking for companies that President Trump has bashed on Twitter. Barry Ritholtz, chairman and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, set up just such a portfolio before the ina...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chinese search engine
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Chinese search engine

And I'll bet the word "democracy" doesn't occur on a single page, or at least is not searchable as a term. 71,000,000 hits searching Baidu on the term "democracy", this one at the top of the hierarchy. 民主 [min zhu] democracy The word democracy comes from the Greek word "demos," meaning the people. ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm
ignorant use of the term "consensual."
Cognitive decline, rather than ignorance, might better explain Trump's frequent word garbling. His physician might be able to identify it this Friday even without a psychiatric or neurological evaluation, especially if he is on the alert.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed

Thanks, jserraglio. Not only is this Alexa something I don't need to have, it sounds like something nobody needs to have. :mrgreen: Except maybe blind people who can't read this information from Lincoln Center's web site. Actually, the Echo is way popular over on Amazon. This kind of voice-activate...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/politics/trump-consensual-twitter-typo/index.html ________________________________________________ US President Donald Trump has deleted a Tweet citing his "consensual presidency" after the typo was caught by the Twittersphere. Trump initially misquoted conservative col...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 121
Views: 4739

Re: What I listened to today

Love the Varviso-led Meistersinger on Philips LPs. Bought it before going to see Ehrling conduct it at the Met. I have them all on LP except the Levine, which didnt come out till the early CD era.

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by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence..... — Donald J. Trump (@r...
by jserraglio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 121
Views: 4739

Re: What I listened to today

This morning: Wagner/Lohengrin/Sawallisch/Bayreuth/Decca The 1962 "Lohengrin" was published by Philips, which had an exclusive with Bayreuth in the 1960s. But I guess with all the mergers and buy-outs of record companies, they don't care which label they use. Decca did publish a Bayreuth "Lohengrin...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health

Lone is a good word. Mathematically, it is one number removed from zero. Lone minus zero/no Limit. I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Lo...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

WH now accusing Michael Wolff of being a fantasy fiction writer: well, dumbasses, why did you give him the run of the West Wing? Go back to Latin IV, guys: Timeo Demokrats et dona ferentes.
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Dems, and a lone Republican, briefed about Trump's mental health

Yale psychiatry professor: Trump is 'unraveling' New York Daily News Jessica Chia Jan 4th 2018 A psychiatry professor at Yale who believes President Trump’s “unraveling” mental health is a mounting emergency made her case to more than a dozen members of Congress last month. Dr. Bandy X. Lee, an int...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tech giants scramble to head off global hacks of computers, tablets and smartphones
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Tech giants scramble to head off global hacks of computers, tablets and smartphones

Wall Street Journal Spectre and Meltdown, long-time design bugs, could make many devices vulnerable to hack. The world’s computer-chip and software makers scrambled to respond to the disclosure of two widespread hardware vulnerabilities found by cybersecurity experts that could affect most of the w...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

Answers:
1. Never. Mueller will be investigating till the Rapture if he has to call everybody who bad-mouths Trump.

2. Todo el Muro, señor, no hay problema, México está pagando, ¿recuerdas?

3. None, Jared Kushner has all the credit he needs from Deutsche Bank.
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

CNN's highlights: 1. "This is bigger than I ever dreamed of," (Trump) told (Fox News boss Roger) Ailes a week before the election. "I don't think about losing, because it isn't losing. We've totally won." 2. "The candidate and his top lieutenants believed they could get all the benefits of almost b...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

Newsweek's highlights : 1. Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, described a meeting set up by Donald Trump Jr. with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon is quoted ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:23 pm
I've been watching this most of the day-very pleasurable! Regards, Len :lol:
You might also enjoy the excerpts from Wolff's book in NY Mag. The emperor's foibles are on public display. Trump let Wolff hang out in the WH for weeks. Trojan Horse? Wolff in sheep's clothing?
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

Wolff might be Trump's Trojan Horse. Fascinating. Has the general ring of truth. —————————————————————————————— Donald Trump Didn't Want to Be President Election Night: It “looked as if he had seen a ghost.” One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days. By Michael Wol...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Trump splits with Bannon

And the Donald responds: Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump nemesis Romney eyes Hatch's perch in Senate
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Trump nemesis Romney eyes Hatch's perch in Senate

Politico Mitt Romney, the former Republican nominee, is poised to become the president's chief GOP foil if he's elected to the Senate, as many now expect. Donald Trump had just returned from Utah last month when the president placed a call to his longtime nemesis Mitt Romney. Trump was ostensibly t...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Trump and Bannon split up

CNN Analysis January 3, 2018 Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian. The...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Battle of the Buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Battle of the Buttons

ABC News Late-night comedians took aim at President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he taunted North Korea earlier in the evening, saying that he had a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear button on his desk. Trump’s comment didn't sit well with some late-night television comedians, including “The L...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Battle of the Buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Battle of the Buttons

25th Amendment, anybody? North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button w...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 3898

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

The needle was a spoiler; the towers were supposed to be more or less identical. Whatever the critics may huff or puff about, I experienced the towers in their infancy as a thing of beauty. My heart raced every time I saw them (which was every day) in shifting sunlight or encircled by fog. http://ww...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 3898

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

As to they're being "wondrous towers," a lot of people including myself considered them mediocre architecture. Wondrous in the sense of their inspiring awe, not offered as a praise of their architectural aesthetics, which (since you bring it up) were considerably more pleasing than you think. http:...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 3898

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Relieved the unfortunate misunderstanding about Levine has been resolved. I used to live within sight of the WTC a long time ago, loved going there, or just staring out my living-room window at those wondrous towers, so I took the massacre of innocents that occurred there very personally, as did man...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads

I'll be interested to see how this plays out-I've been bringing the car into NYC from NJ for years and parking on the upper westside--usually free parking on the street and dealing with alternate side regulations. Of late we've been using hotels in Secaucus NJ so the car is left at their free parki...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads

Wall Street Journal Cuomo is expected to back Manhattan vehicle fee in his address this week With New York’s streets clogged by traffic and its subway system struggling with delays, proponents of a so-called congestion charge on vehicles in Manhattan see new momentum for their cause in 2018. Gov. A...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

barney wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Is that a recent picture of Dutoit? Obviously something fishy there...
Now that you mention it, there is an uncanny resemblance. Monsieur Charles; il est un véritable grand requin blanc.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CNN goes to pot on New Year's Eve
Replies: 0
Views: 92

CNN goes to pot on New Year's Eve

Fox News looks on in disbelief tinged with envy.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews. ... r.amp.html

by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:13 am
rough out in the garden.
Off the Cape Cod National Seashore right now, sharks are at risk from cold shock.

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by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

it is still minus 22 in Stony Creek. Wow--and here I am complaining about a minus 4 temp coming here on Sat which may make us cancel a dinner reservation we have with friends. Regards, Len [hater of winter] A sunny, balmy 7° here, the Browns finished 0-16 and coach Hue Jackson vows to keep his prom...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

What is hard to believe, except it appears to be true, about all these abusers is how bold they are. They do not just solicit the attention of women who do not welcome it. (On that basis, both my mother and my sister qualify as victims.) They grab, they grope, for God's sake they force their tongue...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Postcard tax filing a pipe dream as CPAs eye early retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Last-Minute Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

Wall Street Journal Accountants face long hours, anxious clients, but ‘it’s never been a better time to be a CPA’ When Mark Astrinos is asked what he does, the response is typically muted. “I’ll just say, ’I’m a CPA,’ and the conversation will end,” said the certified public accountant and financia...