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by jserraglio
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aggressive efforts to help Florida shooter all came to naught
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Aggressive efforts to help Florida shooter all came to naught

Washington Post BY TIM CRAIG, EMMA BROWN, SARAH LARIMER AND MORIAH BALINGIT PARKLAND, Fla. — The real problems started at least as early as middle school and quickly intensified. There were the vocal outbursts, disturbing drawings of stick figures with guns, constant disciplinary issues. There were...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

As you suggest, when it comes to enshrining popes, importance counts for more than heroic virtue. Plus XII was a worldly figure. He is also currently "Venerable", a kind of demi-saint. Historically important as the last of the old-fashioned pontiffs. John Paul II was arguably the most politically im...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse

Catholics were often considered aliens by nativist Know-Nothings In 1909 when the America magazine was founded, and of course even as late as 1960 when JFK ran. So maybe this name was the Jesuits' way of saying 'up yours' to the WASP birthers of that era. Likewise for the subsequent choice of Common...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare

During the Lake Tahoe tournament, [Karen] McDougal and Trump had sex, she wrote. He also allegedly began a sexual relationship with [Stephanie] Clifford at the event. (A representative for Clifford did not respond to requests for comment.) In the 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly, Clifford said t...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse

The New York Times story on the same announcement goes into the recent furor in Chile caused by the Pope's remarks in defense of a bishop: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/world/europe/pope-abuse-commission.html America: the Jesuit Review Pope Francis revives lapsed commission on sex abuse by Ger...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

Most of these prelates never signed up for poverty, so whatever private wealth they've amassed won't be touched. The motu proprio makes it very clear that many, if not most, highly placed Vatican officials will be asked to stay on past the age of retirement because their experience and skills are st...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: The Cleveland Orchestra marks its 100th this week at Carnegie Hall

New this week Pristine News Mark Obert-Thorn https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nrdX1nrdg5yedY2mC5leoq3z7Fkic2mUihaNTSL62XW7Yp_DZPJnFAF3-WnGgJ9Y71nxAuHeL3xqTAzYJylIolPezrf9hNoliKAodJTbqeHZfw9K6QpRfHeInOPQ1jxKrkorRM62jmyZQgQ=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.constantcontact.com/1b8326c0101/1d6038c0-1e97-...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

I'm all for reining in abuses (Cardinal Law is another case, but his sinecure was handed to him by a previous pope), but if I knew I was going to have to retire to the level of a mere curate after having literally owned every ecclesiastical property in a diocese (as American bishops do), I would ne...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare
Replies: 3
Views: 116

In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare

New York Times News Analysis by Peter Baker WASHINGTON — After more than a dozen Russians and three companies were indicted on Friday for interfering in the 2016 elections, President Trump’s first reaction was to claim personal vindication: “The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!” he ...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

Reports that a national high-school walkout in protest of congressional inaction is in the works for March 14.
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

The 'Baker's Dozen' operated their scam out of a St. Pete troll farm. Their chief is called 'Putin's Cook'. What is known about these rascals? https://www.ctvnews.ca/polopoly_fs/1.2396877.1432898101!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/image.jpg NYT 2/17 — ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Ope...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Penn law prof finds out about free speech on campus after op-ed appears
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Penn law prof finds out about free speech on campus after op-ed appears

Amy Wax's and Larry Alexander's August 9, 2017 op-ed on bourgeois culture appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer and ignited a firestorm at Penn. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/paying-the-price-for-breakdown-of-the-countrys-bourgeois-culture-20170809.html Wall Street Journal essay by...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

Instead of letting these rapscallions off the hook, by establishing actual crimes this indictment is a shot across the bow of Donald's de facto Cosa Nostra: 1. We might get you for abetting the crimes of the Russian baker's dozen, even if what you did to help them was perfectly legal. 2. Failing tha...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:01 pm
What a shame about the FBI mess up.
As I recall the FBI did interview the two Boston Marathon kids, to no apparent effect.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Melania flew down to Florida alone-maybe we'll have the first White house divorce!
Much likelier we'll see a 'golden shower' in the Lincoln Bedroom--the salacious details in the Steele dossier seem much more credible, as does Donald's blackmailability..
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

Full text of the 37-page speaking indictment reads like a spy novel, with Americans cast as the "useful idiots". https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1035562/download The indictment is unimpeachable. What about Donald's impeachability, incapable as he is of responding to Putin's and the Ru...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Black Panther expected to set records for a black-cast flick
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Black Panther expected to set records for a black-cast flick

Washington Post LOS ANGELES — “Black Panther,” Marvel’s African-oriented comic book adaptation, is shaping up to be the most successful movie at the box office for a film with a primarily black cast. And it’s raising hopes for a new wave of broad-interest commercial films featuring black actors and ...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Pope to retired Vatican bishops & officials: No more perks, guys

Reuters Pope orders retired prelates to live austerely, shun power Thu, Feb 15 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in a decision affecting Vatican officials and bishops around the world, on Thursday ordered them to lead simple lives and renounce any desire for power after they...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate

The New Yorker https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5a7b234dd4a6a8422237ab13/master/w_2000,c_limit/Farrow-Trump.jpg At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the Year; Donald Trump; and Dyla...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant

Or a President having his brother as Attorney General? As you said, pure imagination! Now let's imagine a young WW II vet, a skilled investigator serving as general counsel to several Senate committees including the important Rackets Committee where he confronted Teamster mobster boss Jimmy Hoffa, ...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant

For the sake of public confidence, then, there should always be a professional distance between adviser and minister. Imagine if you will, a head of state of a powerful country (he shall remain nameless) who retains his daughter and son-in-law as two of his closest advisers, neither one having perm...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Federal appeals court rules that Donald unconstitutionally banned Muslims
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Federal appeals court rules that Donald unconstitutionally banned Muslims

New York Times WASHINGTON — A second federal appeals court ruled on Thursday against President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said to pose a threat to the nation’s security. The decision, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., will ha...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Aussie govt. ministers barred from romancing staffers after woman turns up pregnant

New York Times SYDNEY, Australia — Sex between Australia’s government ministers and their subordinates is now prohibited, a ban that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Thursday after a political scandal involving the deputy prime minister and a former staff member who is now pregnant. In ...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin, in need of more workers, takes aim at Chicago millennials
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Wisconsin, in need of more workers, takes aim at Chicago millennials

Why should workers leave a state like Illinois, where they have rights, to go to a state like Wisconsin where they have none? Well, despite those Wisconsin ads, if you already have a good job in Illinois, you are probably not going to be lured elsewhere by the vague promise of a better quality of l...
by jserraglio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Journalist Laura Wides-Munoz's searching new book about the Dreamers
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Journalist Laura Wides-Munoz's searching new book about the Dreamers

I am about 15% thru it on Kindle. Compulsively readable. Puts the question squarely to 21st-century nativists. ------ http://wlrn.org/post/dreamer-drama-new-book-captures-daca-struggle-and-its-south-florida-faces https://www.c-span.org/video/?440364-2/the-making-dream Wall Street Journal update on D...
by jserraglio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10694

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3809
Views: 298576

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

His Prokofiev . . . Also his Richard Strauss. Have listened in the past two days to live Boston SO perfs from the early 60s of Ein Heldenleben , Don Quixote (Silverstein/de Pasquale/Mayes), Die Tagezeiten and the Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite. I also like his studio Heldenleben (RCA LSC-2641, reissue...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3809
Views: 298576

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

To hear the extempore Charles Munch leading the BSO in just about anything is a treat, especially his exciting live broadcasts. I guess I'm a sucker for French conductors. Less so but also, Erich Leinsdorf in big choral and operatic works. Just listened to his highly charged 1963 War Requiem, as goo...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: At the Smithsonian, portraits of the Obamas break the mold
Replies: 0
Views: 66

At the Smithsonian, portraits of the Obamas break the mold

Barack https://flic.kr/p/24hNRc2 Michelle https://flic.kr/p/23cZnj7 NY Times Holland Cotter https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/arts/design/obama-portrait.amp.html WASHINGTON — With the unveiling here Monday at the National Portrait Gallery of the official presidential likenes...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin, in need of more workers, takes aim at Chicago millennials
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Wisconsin, in need of more workers, takes aim at Chicago millennials

Wall Street Journal Beer. Cheese. The Packers. That’s what many people think of when they hear “Wisconsin.” But the state wants to add a new word to the list: jobs. The Badger State has an abundance of job openings, but not enough workers to fill them. Now, elected officials and businesses are hopi...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Simona Mangiante stands by her man, bought him a present
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Simona Mangiante stands by her man, bought him a present

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Was More Than A Coffee Boy, Fiancee Says NPR February 12, 2018 Tom Dreisbach Once special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled charges against George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, the White House insisted he didn't pl...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10694

Re: What I listened to today

A great performance from July, 1963 -- the US premiere of this work. ________________________________________________________________ https://www.bso.org/media/2030154/britten_war_reuquiem.jpg Anthony Fogg Artistic Administrator, BSO Tanglewood, 2007 The Boston Symphony of this period boasted some o...
by jserraglio
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3809
Views: 298576

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

The Brahms 2nd has been remastered and reissued by HDTT. The others TMK have not been (except maybe in Japan?) but should be. Leinsdorf was an excellent conductor of this composer. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0778/3319/products/Brahms_Sym_2_leinsdorf_Cover_large.png?v=1491079731 I just encount...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Belle wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:32 pm
I'm in my 7th decade.
So too my kid brother would have been. Nice chatting with you.
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

I'm a lot older than you are Doubtful. As for the two non-performing pillars, one is an authoritarian executive temperamentally hostile to democracy. The other is a lapdog legislature that so far has enabled this demagogic executive. The judiciary will become active only in the unlikely event that ...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Let's agree to disagree on this one. The Times and Wash Post reporters may not be political scientists, but they do explore in some depth the causality and the patterns behind the political events they report. Contrary to what you suggest, they have maintained a dispassionate tone even when provoked...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Read again what I wrote ... [You wrote:] They have their agendas too. Neither should hard news reporting be confused with analysis. The Times does both better than most. And of course the NY Times has a point of view. Every newspaper worth its salt has a point of view. That does not preclude unbias...
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Of course they have their agendas—they are our newspapers. Oneof which is to check abuses of power, particularly by an executive who has lackeys for cabinet ministers and lapdogs for legislators.
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

As I see it, the leading force serving as a check on anti-democratic authoritarianism in my country has been the elite print media: e.g., the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

These publications do not pander or condescend to their readers.
by jserraglio
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3809
Views: 298576

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

I own, and very much like, a Brahms cycle with the BSO and Leinsdorf on LPs, in the "Aristocrat of Orchestras" series issued 1964-68 during RCA's dynagroove era—LSC-2711, 2809, 2936 and 3010.
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Does one have to paint a picture here? Apparently, yes. In his campaign memoir Let Trump Be Trump , [Corey] Lewandowski described the unusual breadth of Hicks’s responsibilities. “When we landed, it was Hope’s job to steam him [Trump]. ‘Get the machine!’ he’d yell. And Hope would take out the steam...
by jserraglio
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 352

"Hope, Get in here!"

The Washington Post Hope Hicks: The quiet one in Trump’s White House suddenly feels the glare By Mary Jordan and Josh Dawsey February 10 In a White House full of noise, she is the quiet one. Not the TV gladiator, not press room warrior, not a general. Certainly not the Mooch. Hope Hicks, the discre...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10694

Re: What I listened to today

I don't care that he didn't kick his dog. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51tfaB03IcL._SS500_.jpg Dog abuser or not, the late bishop was doing his job honorably by speaking his mind. I mostly disagreed with him, but at least we've moved past picking nits about what the man said or ...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10694

Re: What I listened to today

Chicago Cardinal Francis George, the ‘American Ratzinger,’ Dies John L. Allen Jr. Apr 17, 2015 https://cruxnow.com/church/2015/04/17/chicago-cardinal-francis-george-the-american-ratzinger-dies/ During an era under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, when Catholicism was trying to swim against an i...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 193
Views: 10694

Re: What I listened to today

. . . is not a saying of the late dubious Cardinal George, though he might have quoted it. I assure you, I have known my share of American Cardinals, and none of them was a man of sufficient stature to originate such a saying. Neither did the late cardinal originate this saying: "Speak no ill of th...
by jserraglio
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Starman drives Eton Musk's red Tesla electric roadster toward Mars and beyond
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Starman drives Eton Musk's red Tesla electric roadster toward Mars and beyond

aBr2kKAHN6M The Atlantic Where Is Elon Musk's Space Tesla Actually Going? The payload of SpaceX's recently launched rocket overshot its planned orbit near Mars. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—There is, at this very moment, a shiny red car floating around in our solar system. The car, a 2008 Tesla Roadster, h...
by jserraglio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: They thought they were white but their DNA told a more complex story
Replies: 2
Views: 152

They thought they were white but their DNA told a more complex story

The Washington Post By Tara Bahrampour Feb. 7, 2018 One white supremacist who discovered he had African DNA claimed on the white nationalist website Stormfront.com that the testing company was part of a Jewish conspiracy to “defame, confuse and deracinate young whites on a mass level.” As more Amer...
by jserraglio
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Evidence of new ozone depletion baffles scientists

We weren't promised a rose garden, j. Our time here is limited, and any one of a number of things could cause the entire species to go the way of all flesh at any moment. Expectations of species immortality based on political hope are as much the stuff of science fiction as thinking that our descen...