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by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

I think Randall's central point is true. It's not that nobody opposed Obama among Republicans. It's just that their leadership right now is quite weak. If you step back and look at where and when leaders make a dramatic difference in a time of crisis, you see the current crop falling far short. It i...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?
Replies: 21
Views: 3714

Re: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?

Chopin's Barcerolle is a rarity in that it represents a level of greatness that few musical pieces can claim.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?

You are exactly right, Chalkperson. It's very unfortunate that this Migraine-Diva syndrome happens to so many. Maybe its sometimes for the best that people like me don't have the opportunity to know these people intimately! The recordings are cherished anyway. And I heard rumors that she can be quit...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?
Replies: 21
Views: 3714

Re: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?

Argerich checks in about a minute faster on this than the Ivan Moravec version I consulted. She certainly does an excellent job. I can't fault it in any way.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?

....but I think Anna Netrebko is simply spectacular!
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?
Replies: 26
Views: 2615

Re: Why did Angela Gheorghiu become popular in the first place?

Gheorghiu has a fabulous discography. She is one of my favorite opera singers. Her voice is silvery and very lovely. May she continue to bless us with her impassioned performances. 8) P.S. Look for Angela and Placido Domingo in a new complete performance on DG of Umberto Giordano's vastly underrate...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?
Replies: 21
Views: 3714

Re: Best ever Chopin Barcarolle?

If we can go so far as to suggest anyone is the supreme Chopinis, I had presumed that Ivan Moravec is.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

There's a history to this. Palin won the Governor's seat and went on to govern in a way that put her up against the good-old boy network inside the Alaskan republican Party. The Senate seat was one (as ballot count trends are going) by a women who is an immediate product of that old guard; a real c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Please, God, let Sarah Palin run in 2012. She's a good, smart lady. Oh, she's got a certain sort of smarts, no argument there. It is more than I could answer to, to judge whether she be good . Many indications that she is calculatedly cynical; and the recent Alaskan senate-seat tussle was apparentl...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Please, God, let Sarah Palin run in 2012. Cheers, ~Karl She's a good, smart lady. But she should not run for President. To run for the President, win, and have enough firepower to deal effectively with a hostile press and a hostile ruling class the whole way through requires an extraordinary verbal...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Please, God, let Sarah Palin run in 2012. Cheers, ~Karl She's a good, smart lady. But she should not run for President. To run for the President, win, and have enough firepower to deal effectively with a hostile press and a hostile ruling class the whole way through requires an extraordinary verbal...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Of course not. The cult of the individual can be very destructive. What killed Great Britain was a mixture of the rising power of America and many other economic powers along with an internal cultural collapse. Most great civilizations at the height of their power begin to lose the norms and values ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

So who should decide what this person does with their business? The government? Where will it stop? I beg to disagree. There will always be cheaper labor somewhere, away from this nation. If the whole point of the system we live in is to find the point of least resistance (in this era of extraordina...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

National sovereinty doesn't mean ignoring or shutting out the world economy. It is about responding to that economy as you see fit. The best way the United States can deal with the world economy, and our weakening position, is to create the conditions under which business can grow and flourish. It b...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Part of the moral and econimically rational response to problems that become international in scale is the protection of national sovereignty. We don't take our primary cues from European Statists, well until somewhat more recently that is. I'm noticing that our models and theories are national ones...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

That is the dillemma of freedom. And a practical reminder that if you want a society with plentyful jobs and a robust economy, you also need to have an environment conducive to entrepreneurs. Moreover, you need to be friendly to small busines, for they are central to economic grwoth and job creation...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

I am talking about a political platform which is based, in toto, on what the most fortunate of this country want to have as a government. The party is irrelevant; the platform is. That southern Democrat used to be the ones manipulating the less well educated Caucasian electorate to achieve electora...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

The ultimate irony, for me, is how the party that's been so consistently the mouthpiece for the most powerful and the most wealthy --that fraction of one percent which owns or controls such a vast proportion of this country's assets-- successfully projects itself as the party of the people, of the ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Isn't it funny how Sarah Palin burns so much brighter than all those brainy critics who constantly remind us what a dim light she is??!! That's the way it ALWAYS is, haven't you noticed? They can't imagine any conservative being intelligent - you know, like such brainy Liberals as Gore or Biden... ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Which ain't the same thing as saying that she is a "bright" light, at least in ways that matter when it comes to being the POTUS. I agree with you, David. I don't understand what the word POTUS means here, but I get your basic point, and it's true. It seems to me that most of what just happened pol...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 9592

Re: Sarah Palin

Isn't it funny how Sarah Palin burns so much brighter than all those brainy critics who constantly remind us what a dim light she is??!!
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?

Great posting on the Marilyn Monroe recipe, John F. I printed it out and am studying it>

:D
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chopin pianists
Replies: 21
Views: 2463

Re: Chopin pianists

Ivan Moravec is perhaps my favorite Chopinist. Also Emmanuel Axe; Pollini, and Howard Shelley.
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Taking Stock: Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major

Who performs Ravel's piano concerto better than Jean Yves Thibaudet?! He released his Ravel CD with the Montreal Symphony with Charles Dutoit.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?

living_stradivarius wrote:
Cyril Ignatius wrote:Consider the source: Maureen Dowd - one of the credentialed agents of our cultural dumbing down.
And that she goes as a matter of course to those particular women Leftists love to hate illustrates her intellectual poverty.
Meh

Lady Gaga >>>>>>>>>>> Palin

What does that mean in English?
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Proper Attire At The Symphony
Replies: 27
Views: 6402

Re: Proper Attire At The Symphony

Since I'm severely diabetic, I must carry a "purse." (please don't call it a "man bag"). Actually it's called a Murse, I also travel with one, as do most European men, but, not Brit's...our own Henry Slofstra also carries one... Gotta carry the necessary electronic paraphernalia somehow. These days...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2307

Re: Sarah Palin - dumber than Marilyn Monroe?

Consider the source: Maureen Dowd - one of the credentialed agents of our cultural dumbing down.
And that she goes as a matter of course to those particular women Leftists love to hate illustrates her intellectual poverty.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The stupidity of "eat local"
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: The stupidity of "eat local"

The real problem here is not the local food movement per se, or the organic movement. Both are outstanding developments. The problem, would be trying to take their benefits out of context. And the stupidity would be proposing public policies that either discourage or outlaw the movements, or alterna...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 4087

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

Certainly one of the basic things America will HAVE to do if it wants anything resembling national "Security" is to reform immigration and stop letting scores of non-assimilationist people into the country. Bush (Jr. and senior) were a bad joke in these areas, and Obama is far worse.By failing to he...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 4087

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

Frankly I don't know what the best solution to our situation in Afghanistan is. What is our moral obligation to the people of that country? What is our moral obligation to the American people who are sacrificing blood and treasure in a country far away? Here's my view on the ethics/morality of it: ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 4087

Re: That "Disturbing" TIME Magazine Cover

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2007238,00.html Frankly I don't know what the best solution to our situation in Afghanistan is. What is our moral obligation to the people of that country? What is our moral obligation to the American people who are sacrificing blood and treasure in a c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A wake up call to everyone...
Replies: 138
Views: 6946

Re: A wake up call to everyone...

Careful, David, not to become a new religious fanatic! Last time I checked, the only scientists who do have any expertise in climate change matters opposed to climate warming models are essentially geologists who adopt a very long term perspective. The problem with their methodology, over several m...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

The National Review and Opera News.
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A wake up call to everyone...
Replies: 138
Views: 6946

Re: A wake up call to everyone...

jbuck919 wrote:Not getting enough attention up on the dedicated thread, eh Randall?
Could it be that rwetmore really hit the nail on the head and is forcing you to look into the mirror Jbuck????
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More about Pogorelich
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: More about Pogorelich

I guess when you really think about it, a great deal of the blame must go to those in the professional orchestra management who continue to book these people. All of these great orchestras have the resources to regularly book Thibaudet, Biss, Axe, Bronfman, Gimaud and many more. They know what Pogor...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More about Pogorelich
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: More about Pogorelich

After seeing TWO newpapers reviews on Pogorelich and how he is acting/performing with/for his public, what is the opinion of readers? Is Pogorelich way out of line? Pogorelich is talented, but way out of line. I saw him play the Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra perhaps 11 year...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat May 29, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts of the conductor Osmo Vanska
Replies: 23
Views: 2344

Re: Your thoughts of the conductor Osmo Vanska

Perhaps there is no truly objective measure of a professional orchestra's rank, that isn't open to challenge. But any list that doesn't have Pittsburgh and Minnesota in the top tier I simply can't agree with. Certain conductors combine with an already outstanding orchestra - and some stay long enoug...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri May 28, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts of the conductor Osmo Vanska
Replies: 23
Views: 2344

Re: Your thoughts of the conductor Osmo Vanska

Vanska is clearly one of the best conductors on the scene today. I saw him conducting the National Symphony in a French concert, the Spring he accepted the MN Orchestra post. And that following September, I had just gotten out of the hospital in MN, and managed to see his opening performance (Rachma...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu May 27, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA: Paavo Järvi's Bruckner 7th review by Gary Lemco
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: RCA: Paavo Järvi's Bruckner 7th review by Gary Lemco

I've seen Paavo Jarvi conduct several of Bruckner's symphonies with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is a very good Bruckner conductor, and personally holds very high regards for Bruckner's music. And Cincinnati is one of the really fine Bruckner orchestras today.
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat May 08, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Florida Senate Race
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: The Florida Senate Race

Alas, Reblem, Your mind works like that of a 14 year old girl. The problem with the way millions of people think is that they don't actually rationally analyze things. What exactly is the environmental comparison point from which the occasional spill/dump/blow up or other disaster is to be compared?...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon May 03, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus Was Not the Messiah - Video explanations
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Jesus Was Not the Messiah - Video explanations

Jesus was the Messiah. His Passion, Death on the Cross, and Resurrection on the Third Day, and his sending forth the Holy Spirit to his disciples are the central events of history. He was a Jew, as were most early disciples. Each account of Jesus and his life here among us was written by a unique pe...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Don't See South Park Pulling Their Jesus Jokes
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: I Don't See South Park Pulling Their Jesus Jokes

Oh Please!! :roll: - What a monstrous liar you are Reblem!. Any minimal study of violence by religion shows where the violence is coming from. The real problem here is the wimps - those particular politicians, professors, TV-Film makers, Clergy - in Western Nations who soft pedal Islamofacism! These...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please Hurry Up and Die
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: Please Hurry Up and Die

Face it, RebLem; you ARE costing the State money! To them, you ARE one of the State's subjects! You're a number! They don't care about you. And they don't have competition from any entity that might want to treat you better. In my estimation, this is probably as good a time as ever to begin to reexa...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Elie Wiesel open letter to Obama
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: Elie Wiesel open letter to Obama

"Christian Agnostic"??? There is no such thing. And yet again - Maybe at another level, you are absolutely right. After studying the Catholic Church in America - and where it went over the course of the 20th Century; that is, what happened to Catholic institutions, Catholic diocese' and the liturgy ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Carl Paladino's Not So Excellent Adventures
Replies: 61
Views: 3548

Re: NY Tea Party Gov hopeful Carl Paladino sent racist emails

The vast majority of the bigotry today comes from your side Teresa. The media may ignore this bigotry while periodically smearing the larger Tea Party movement, but anyone who investigates the movement and its critics will find the same thing. The secular progressive elite is scared *&^ of the Tea ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Carl Paladino's Not So Excellent Adventures
Replies: 61
Views: 3548

Re: NY Tea Party Gov hopeful Carl Paladino sent racist emails

The vast majority of the bigotry today comes from your side Teresa. The media may ignore this bigotry while periodically smearing the larger Tea Party movement, but anyone who investigates the movement and its critics will find the same thing. The secular progressive elite is scared *&^ of the Tea P...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Easter music
Replies: 25
Views: 3063

Re: Easter music

I played a lot of Russian/Eastern Orthodox music this year. Rachmaninoff Vespers. Liturgical Chants from Moscow, and so on. I also play Beethoven's 9th on Thanksgiving and on Eater Sunday.
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...
Replies: 65
Views: 5259

Re: Please keep Corlyss in your thoughts...

Dear Corlyss, Best wishes for a speedy recovery. :)
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope's immunity could be challenged in Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Pope's immunity could be challenged in Britain

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100404/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_pope Figures. The British elite of recent years has a knack for getting almost everything exactly backwards....which is why that once great nation is slowly sinking into the abyss. If the British elite could take their heads out of their *&...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1601

Re: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?

The good thing about Levine is that he rarely disappoints. He was trained at Juilliard by Jean Morel, who, while not well-known today, conducted a great deal at the MET and made many recordings in the mono LP era as well as teaching at Juilliard. Other conductors trained or at least "finished" by M...