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by Barry
Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: It's Ratzinger!
Replies: 123
Views: 30807

Amen
by Barry
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: It's Ratzinger!
Replies: 123
Views: 30807

Thanks Frank. I appreciate such a sincere expression of respect. I know it couldn't have been otherwise coming from anyone as steeped in the word of Christ as you. I'd love to read why you think it's inappropriate for a woman to be priest? Don't just tell me because it's an "eternal, unchanging trut...
by Barry
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Scalia the Uber-Activist Jurist
Replies: 26
Views: 8642

Besides, all the newpaper recounts showed that on any of the standards for counting votes proposed by Gore, Bush still won Florida. It is simply a myth that Gore really had more votes than Bush and was denied victory by the Supreme Court's decision. Jack, As I, and others, have pointed out to you o...
by Barry
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: It's Ratzinger!
Replies: 123
Views: 30807

I can't wait for the typical hand-wringing, weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from the left--Catholic and secular. Imagine, another Pope who believes in eternal, unchanging truth! How backward! How out of touch with the progressive spirit of the day! Cardinal Ratzinger is known a staunch cons...
by Barry
Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Paul Hindemith
Replies: 19
Views: 7805

I just heard his Concert Music for Strings and Brass recently performed by Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's a very pleasant piece; lots of zip.
by Barry
Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In your opinion, how does The "Rach TWO" ...
Replies: 14
Views: 4585

My two favorites are Rubinstein/Reiner and the Richter DG recording. If I've heard the Graffman, it was years ago. Speaking of Graffman, it's been announced that he'll be giving up his job as head (not sure if he's called President or something else) of the Curtis Institute. He's going to be replace...
by Barry
Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hear It for Osmo Vanska!
Replies: 11
Views: 4566

I've been slow getting on to any of Vanska's recordings. He does appear in the Minnesota Orchestra's big box 12-CD commemorative set in Grieg's Peer Gynt excerpts. Interesting too, the balance of opinions on this conductor ... either very fine, or not so fine. I'm going to end that trend and say I'...
by Barry
Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No More Death Tax?
Replies: 38
Views: 11508

What "rights" people have is a question of what the law is, and obviously the law permits the taxing of estates. I take it this discussion is about the justification of the tax laws. You can tax the hell out of wealthy people's estates if you want, but that doesn't make it right. If Bill Gates want...
by Barry
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No More Death Tax?
Replies: 38
Views: 11508

Oh brother, have you guys (minus Cor) been reading Marx???? It is a dreadfully immoral tax (like progressive taxation in general). So you are all OK with the government arbitrarily declaring that after a certain amount the state is allowed to take 45% of an estate? Unbelievable. There is word for t...
by Barry
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No More Death Tax?
Replies: 38
Views: 11508

IMO a rose is a rose is a rose, it does not matter what one calls the tax, we still need it as JBuck wrote, to mitgate the concentration of wealth. There should probably be exceptions for small family businesses, and for heirs that are disabled (a medical trust to pay for their care). In light of t...
by Barry
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: NYT At It Again
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

I don't know the details of what went on at the Times, but I can say that here at the Philadelphia Inquirer, another paper that is sometimes blasted as having a liberal slant, we sometimes run opposing opinion pieces side-by-side on the same issue. Under those circumstances, when we have one writer ...
by Barry
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Pav Surgery Forces Recital Rescheduling
Replies: 6
Views: 4042

I attended a recital by him over a decade ago and he wasn't very good then. I can imagine what he sounds like now.

Personally, I think anyone who pays big money to hear him sing at this point in his career is either a little nuts or has enough money for it to not be an object.
by Barry
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No More Death Tax?
Replies: 38
Views: 11508

I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who remembered that one of the purposes of estate taxes was to mitigate the tendency of wealth to become concentrated more and more in the hands of a few over a period of generations. The whole term "death tax" is right-wing propaganda. Right. Interes...
by Barry
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: No More Death Tax?
Replies: 38
Views: 11508

They'd be nuts to drop it. If there are family businesses being adversely impacted by it, adjust it to exempt family businesses. I've got no sympathy for multi-millionaires (the ones most impacted by this tax after the increase in exemption) whining that they won't get to pass their millions on to j...
by Barry
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Resurrection of Arte Nova
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

I've tried symphonies 3, 4, 7 & 8 from Zinman's Beethoven cycle, and the only one I've liked is the fourth, which may just be my favorite modern recording of that symphony. Three, seven and eight didn't make much of an impression on me. I'm still anxious to give the new overture set a shot though. I...
by Barry
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Resurrection of Arte Nova
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

I like it. It's not going to replace Sawallisch/Dresden or Bernstein/VPO for me, but for the ocassion when I want to hear a different approach; something with leaner orchestral textures and more transparency, I'll turn to Zinman.
by Barry
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Resurrection of Arte Nova
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

I've already picked up the Hogwood disc of Martinu, Honneger and Stravinsky, as well as the Zinman-Schumann set and also intend to give Zinman's new set of Beethoven overtures a shot.
by Barry
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: A virulent intolerance from British academia
Replies: 95
Views: 19078

The academy is not an alien island unconnected to the larger society it serves. It's hard to hold onto that idea, given what we've seen of the radicalized academia in that last few years. I agree with Huntington's observations that academia is one segment of the growing elites that increasingly kno...
by Barry
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: New York Times tries to have it both ways
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Yes, you're right :). I have actually thought of a very nice political ad for the Democrats. They should show a scene in a typical elementary school classroom. The students are learning about American government and the topic of the day is the Fillibuster. Then the announcer comes on and says someth...
by Barry
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: New York Times tries to have it both ways
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

On some issues and in some races, yes, Cosima. You're right. But most daily newspapers are known for having an either liberal or conservative slant on the Editorial Page. Another very highly regarded daily paper, The Wall Street Journal, is well-known for consistantly taking conservative positions. ...
by Barry
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: New York Times tries to have it both ways
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Some would say it's the Republicans who are trying to have it both ways. As to the Times, as with any newspaper, the makeup of the Editorial Board members, is not locked in stone. It changes over time. I don't know how many changes have been made in the Board at the Times in the past decade, but the...
by Barry
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Come on, Pizza, Barry has shown no lack of control. To remark that a person's beliefs are pernicious but certainly not meriting legal sanction is common rhetoric, not loss of composure. Utter nonsense Ralph. Since when under any circumstance other than those enumerated in Brandenburg which are obvi...
by Barry
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Thanks Ralph. I really find it amazing that someone would debate the intent of a statement with the person who made the statement, as if he doesn't know what he meant by his own words.
by Barry
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

You'll stand by your remark? Meaning you think you know what I mean by my remarks better than I do. That's some trick. Have you always been a mind-reader? We're not debating what someone meant by a statement when the person who made it isn't around to clarify his or her intent. I know the meaning of...
by Barry
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Bull. I was getting a hard time from a couple sources who felt I was being too tough on Frank. I responded by saying it's not like I want to throw the guy in jail. I'm just aggressively responding to things he's writing on a message board. If you think that is the equivalent of me considering legal ...
by Barry
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

What's mostly "amusing and silly" to me is the self-congratulatory stance that both Barry and Ralph assume on what they purport to be social progress, and their corresponding denigration of Frank's beliefs in that respect. Barry even goes so far as to consider whether "sanctions" and "jail" might n...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

I would just personally prefer that these issues be discussed without personal attacks on anyone's values when they stem from a sincere adherence to religious doctrine that may not be mainstream but it's hardly lunatic fringe either. Yes, but religiously inspired societal views like Frank's were di...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Sorry Ralph, but I don't consider my reaction to Frank's lectures on the superiority of his moral code to mine an overreaction; nor did I overreact to his first post on this thread. I'm not calling for the man to be legally sanctioned in any way. I don't think he should go to jail for any of his exp...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

I have to bring up a scene from a Ken Burns documentary ? Translation, please? Looking for information: what does this interesting story have to do with gays? The analogy is between gays aggressively seeking the right to marry and serve openly in the military before society is ready for it as you c...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

I have to bring up a scene from a Ken Burns documentary on the early feminine/sufferage movement of the 19th and early twentieth centuries. At a meeting at which one of the leading feminists of the day (it may have been Stanton) was speaking to a room full of supporters, she called for the right to ...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

It's moral relativism, which is what the right always accuses the left of; with some justification on foreign policy. What's the "it's"? "It's" is the passing off of hatred as a legitimate brand of morality. And passing off the desire to be able to live openly as a married couple and to serve openl...
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

It's moral relativism, which is what the right always accuses the left of; with some justification on foreign policy.
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 7849

Wagner orchestral highlights from the Ring and assorted other operas by Tennstedt and the BPO from the early 80s.

It's a two-disc set that is part of EMI's Gemini series. With Tower's EMI sale, I picked it up for only $8.99. Good deal and excellent recordings.
by Barry
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Corlyss, Owlice covered what I would have said in a response to you for the most part. As Ralph and I said, it's a dignity issue. Feeling like a second-class citizen matters to some people. And what am I, chopped liver? I'm the one who has had the nerve to call a spade a spade and make no apologies...
by Barry
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Corlyss, Owlice covered what I would have said in a response to you for the most part. As Ralph and I said, it's a dignity issue. Feeling like a second-class citizen matters to some people. Of course we can't change attitudes with legislation, but we can progress legally, in spite of the fact that a...
by Barry
Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Corylss, Is heated exchange not part of an open forum like this? Not only that, but I'm fairly sure it was Frank who started a thread inviting opinions on the agenda of Fundamentalists. And it was he who came on this thread and made what many (I would hope most) would consider to be an offensive rem...
by Barry
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 7849

Tower is having a sale on EMI CDs, so I stopped in and browsed tonight. I picked up a two-disc set of Wagner orchestral excerpts from the Ring and various other operas performed by the BPO under Tennstedt. These are early 80s recordings and I like what I'm hearing so far. The BPO of that period had ...
by Barry
Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

I'm not a teacher and any writing I do that appears in the paper I work at is related to food and movies. So I've got no qualms about saying that I think Frank and others like him are a combination of comical, tragic and dangerous.
by Barry
Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

FrankAderholdt wrote: I'm talking about acceptance of moral evil....
So am I; the moral evil done to gays (and countless others) in the name of god.
by Barry
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Another attempt to make a disgusting moral perversion seem "normal." I ain't buyin' it. At least we don't yet require the Marine Band to dress like The Village People. Yes........it's right up there with slaves trying to overthrow their masters on the immorality scale. Should his purple heart be re...
by Barry
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Couldn't agree more. But since we can't turn back the clock, "it's time" seemed like the best I could do when writing the thread title.
by Barry
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listened to Horenstein's Mahler 3rd again.
Replies: 38
Views: 18418

right - Martinon was a very fine conductor, and he did some really brilliant things with the CSO. it's too bad he ran into such problems with the critics and with the Orchestra itself... This sounds precisely like what's going on in Philly right now with Eschenbach. I have liked most of the concert...
by Barry
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Time to Progress to the next Step
Replies: 117
Views: 29305

Time to Progress to the next Step

White House - AP Cabinet & State Yahoo! Gay U.S. Soldier Wants to Serve Openly 18 minutes ago White House - AP Cabinet & State By MALIA RULON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An Army sergeant who was wounded in Iraq wants a chance to remain in the military as an openly gay soldier, a desire tha...
by Barry
Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Carlo M. Giulini
Replies: 14
Views: 6414

My problem with that Mahler 9 aside (I also don't like his CSO Pictures that much.......so I guess that I generally prefer what I've heard of the Giulini/CSO recordings on EMI to their DG recordings), I'd have to say that I prefer the way the CSO sounded under Giulini to the way they sounded under a...
by Barry
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Three cheers for labor and corporate responsibility
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Three cheers for labor and corporate responsibility

New York Times OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR A Side Order of Human Rights By ERIC SCHLOSSER Published: April 6, 2005 Monterey, Calif. — AND now a word of good news from the world of fast food. Last month, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group that represents farm workers in southern Florida, announced tha...
by Barry
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Carlo M. Giulini
Replies: 14
Views: 6414

He was one of the few conductors who could do both Bruckner and Mahler well. His Mahler 9 with the CSO is astounding and his Bruckner 8 with the VPO is monumental. I believe both are still in print. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the CSO during Martinon's tenure as Music Director and I had hop...
by Barry
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A "strange bunch" here at CMG
Replies: 37
Views: 13299

If I had known it was on, I'm guessing I would have checked it out for a bit, then turned it off. I just don't enjoy sitting through an entire opera, and Wagner's are no exception. I had no problem sitting through an all-Wagner Abbado-BPO concert that was televised perhaps between five and ten years...
by Barry
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Carlo M. Giulini
Replies: 14
Views: 6414

I'm a little surprised to read he's living in the U.S. I've never read anything to the contrary, but I just would have guessed that he lives in Italy, or at least somewhere else in Europe. I think he's arguably the greatest living conductor. I'm not an opera fan, but have read so many good things ab...
by Barry
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 13990

Kevin, I've seen the poor in the U.S. (I attended a university that sits right in the middle of one of the more economically depressed urban areas in the country) and while it's not comparable to the situation in third-world countries to be sure, I find it difficult to believe that the poor in Europ...
by Barry
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 16512

Yes. In terms of pure beauty of sound, I'm not sure that I've heard it topped.

I listened to it on the Andante website. I think it was also included in the Philadelphia Orchestra's 100th anniversary commemorative set a few years ago.