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by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 2148

Re: Robins Abound!

^^^

I have mourning doves all year round. I've counted as many as about 50 at one time at my station during the winters. Back in Va I was lucky to get a handful at one time. Must be the open space out here.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Socialists Lead in Early Voting in France
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Socialists Lead in Early Voting in France

March 14, 2010 Socialists Lead in Early Voting in France By STEVEN ERLANGER and KATRIN BENNHOLD PARIS — The governing party of President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be beaten by the opposition Socialists on Sunday in a first round of regional elections marked by a record abstention, according to par...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Graves, Dead at 83
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Peter Graves, Dead at 83

March 15, 2010 Peter Graves, ‘Mission: Impossible’ Star, Is Dead at 83 By MICHAEL POLLAK Peter Graves, the cool spymaster of television’s “Mission: Impossible” and the dignified host of the “Biography” series, who successfully spoofed his own gravitas in the “Airplane!” movie farces, died on Sunday....
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 4879

Re: Jesus the Jew

lennygoran wrote:
See "Bike Riders Will Get Naked To Save The Bedford Ave. Lane"
Mmmm. Is this a statement or a threat? Ummmm, any insight into how such an image is going to help their cause? :shock:
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 2148

Re: Robins Abound!

>Saw my first robins this year< Happy to report all the snow is now off our property--it was the 4 inches of rain that did--I'm expecting the robins back in great numbers in the next week--we've seen a few already. Today my wife was looking out the window and a flock of American gold finches were f...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Article : Leonard Bernstein as a father

There was a good 10-part bio of Bernstein for radio, narrated I think by Susan Sarandon. I caught few of them. I liked the interview with the kids, which was near the end of the series. They had a little response in the family when one of them would get too serious about a subject. I think it was Le...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why America is the Most Depressed Nation on Earth
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Why America is the Most Depressed Nation on Earth

It's a kind of low-grade fever. We can never believe things are as good as they are until they get worse, which is usually less bad than everyone else is experiencing, but we aren't even comforted by that awareness.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 2148

Robins Abound!

Saw my first robins this year today here in Cache Valley. Heartening sight, indeed. A late winter storm blew thru yesterday. It snowed all day without much effect. We've had hard-pack snow on the ground since Novemeber and things have just started to thaw out. I loaded up the thistle feeders for the...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are Jeep Grand Cherokees as bad as Toyotas?
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Are Jeep Grand Cherokees as bad as Toyotas?

I haven't heard anything about Chrysler products behaving that way. I haven't owned one since 1980, and that was a good, ol' '67 Dart I took off my mom when she wanted a Ford LTD. It will be interesting to see if they turn up more than one of these, and if they do, whether the government will be as ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide
Replies: 40
Views: 2420

Re: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide

I've found over the years that it stings more when a friend is disrespectful to you than when it comes from an enemy. The latter is expected; the former isn't. Considering that the Obama administration sought out and adopted the Palestinian freeze on settlements, despite the fact that that act quee...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?

I have an old treasured disc of his viola concerto et al. to enjoy.

How about you?
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ridiculous Euphemisms
Replies: 67
Views: 5462

Re: Ridiculous Euphemisms

RebLem wrote:Just was reminded of another euphemism on HGTV--"garden apartment" for "basement apartment."
:shock: I always thought that referred to a ground floor appt with a patio instead of a balcony.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide
Replies: 40
Views: 2420

Re: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide

Diplomacy's role, one of them at least, is choreographing visits by Important People so embarrassing things don't happen unless on purpose. Obama can afford to whine about Israel's faux pas, if that's what it is. While he received much bigger insults from the Chinese during and after Copenhagen, he ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 4879

Re: Jesus the Jew

What greater conceit and what greater heartlessness, can there be than to give a 'reason' for the death and torture of millions of innocent men, women and children? Can we presume to assume that an explanation small enough to fit inside the finite bounds of human reason can explain a horror of such...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 4879

Re: Jesus the Jew

>Religious fundamentalism poses a threat to civilization as we know it and enjoy it. < I agree with you completely. This is what impressed me so much about someone I knew about only from his opera productions-Jonathon Miller. They announced a few years ago a series he was doing on atheism--I though...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches

:lol: Yeah, but it still doesn't prove climate change is not happening! I'm relieved you decided that. I didn't put it up as proof of anything but desperation, and with the recession making money for frivolous ventures evern more scarce, the hysterics will look to other sciences to hijack their fun...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches

I was intrigued by the ambiguous subject title. The ambiguity was probably unintentional, but the exaggeration probably not. This is one person calmly stating opinions, whatever you think of them, not plural "AGW hysterics." I know. I first had it singular, but then I got to thinking,"These kinds o...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches
Replies: 5
Views: 512

AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches

Delicious! with a dash of racism thrown in! BREAKING NEWS: Top Aussie climate scientist goes feral on skeptics and fellow scientists One of Australia's most outspoken scientists has this week rubbished the team behind the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, describing the project as nothing more ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

AGW simply can't survive without state money. I look forward to the recession and the sluggish economy putting a serious dent this unaccountable and unauditable nonsense when states are going broke. The feds are still dumping your grandkids' money into it. State global warming fund hits $213M Money...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What ever happened to men's hats?
Replies: 15
Views: 1692

Re: What ever happened to men's hats?

As a fan of old movies, (TCM) it occured to me that in street scenes of the 30s, 40s and 50s every man wore a hat. In films of the 70s, 80s and 90s no one wears a hat. What caused this to happen? Down here in Florida baseball caps are almost universal. In a word, John Kennedy. When he took the oath...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....

Seán wrote:I am tempted to respond with "some oul pop song about drugs" as it is mainly a drug fest anyway, but I will buy in to the hype and not do so. :lol:
With a Little Help From My Friends?
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

He got an airport named after him after busting the ATC union. That'll tell you something. :wink: "He" didn't do that. It was the Republican Congress post 1995. I will grant you that there ought to be a mandated 50 yr waiting period before naming public buildings for politicians. That would prevent...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

But conservatives like yourself are constantly seeking to weaken or eliminate these agencies. One of the reasons that unions are still needed is to counter these efforts, and to ensure that where there are government agencies aimed at better working conditions and improved living standards, such ag...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How many cities have you called "home?"
Replies: 31
Views: 2410

Re: How many cities have you called "home?"

San Antonio, Tex.
New Orleans, La.
Fort Smith, Ark
Trieste, Italy
Livorno, Italy
Arlington, Va.
Logan, Utah.

Somehow the first 9 years of my life it felt like we were always just arrived or about to leave.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran

ch1525 wrote:But, of course! Obama is a Muslim and hates Israel just as much as Mahmoud. He's just more secretive about it. That's what I think, at least.

Never attribute to malice that which may be explained by stupidity.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: US ponders denying Israel arms needed for conflict with Iran

has seized on the Jerusalem housing spat as a device for restraining Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear sites Not unusual to apply economic pressure in order to further other political goals...and this one is a good one. No question, but until The Amateur Hour stumbled into office last year, the ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

Ah, but absence of evidence is not evidence of absence! One might very well say that about the missing cold weather data as well: just because it was not collected for over 20 years, and temp stations were consistently located in heat islands, doesn't mean countervaling cold temp data didn't exist;...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

Barry wrote:I've had perhaps three sips of both beer and coffee in my entire life.
{{{{{shuder}}}}} life without coffee = my idea of hell.
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

Canada Dry ginger ale Yuck. That's a sissy's drink! You should try the Jamaican style ginger beer to see what REAL ginger ale is. :wink: My step-father is from Trinidad. I get plenty of chances to drink ginger beer. No thanks. :wink: Did you actually try it? Or did the steam coming out of ears wave...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

Barry wrote:Canada Dry ginger ale
Yuck. That's a sissy's drink! You should try the Jamaican style ginger beer to see what REAL ginger ale is. :wink:
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stunningly Beautiful Set of Handel's Op. 4 Organ Concertos
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Stunningly Beautiful Set of Handel's Op. 4 Organ Concertos

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BTN98XW6L._SL500_AA240_.jpg Under Huggett's direction the playing is intimate, stylish, crisp and clean without being fussy. The sense of ensemble is impressive, like band and organist and conductor were one brain, one thought, one hand. Halls' playing is bri...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's your opinion of the classical CD market?
Replies: 39
Views: 3764

Re: What's your opinion of the classical CD market?

Are you happy with what you are finding, online or offline? Yes. Do you think the classical CD market is healthy at the moment I'm concerned the record companies haven't figured out the handle on either pricing or delivery medium. I don't think we'll get a clearer picture of the future of the music...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chopin, Schumann, Debussy
Replies: 38
Views: 3555

Re: Chopin, Schumann, Debussy

Here is another pianist who offers a convincing interpretation (of this piece anyway), different from Gieseking's: Well, as we have discussed here, composers are often not the best or most effective interpreters of the music they composed. :D Great find, John. I had no idea that Debussy had ever re...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chalkie passes 12,000 posts!
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: Chalkie to hit 12,000 posts!

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Congratulations to the Heart of the Board! I can't think of any member here who cares more deeply about the members and the success of site.

Here's how I'm celebrating.
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by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Request for recommendations of pianists performing Chopin
Replies: 30
Views: 2776

Re: request for recommendatins of pianists performing Chopin

MarkC wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:In the context of a BBS, it was confusing.....
And now I'm confused again. :)
What's BBS?
Sorry. Bulletin Board Service. That's the Net.0 name for places like CMG where people post and reply. It's why I use the term "board(s)" when referring to us.
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

Speaking of Ronald Reagan, guess in what capacity he first really made a name for himself (and first met Nancy)? Apparently, unions are useful when they serve one's purpose and harmful when they no longer do so! People sitting on a comfortable retirement fund -- an idea originally advocated by labo...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Aleister Crowley
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Aleister Crowley

Sounds like great read, Sharyl. I'll check it out. Loved that deck the minute I saw it. I used to carry a small one in my briefcase just to look at in idle moments - very refreshing. Think of me when you see the Knight of Discs.
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

When your own union sells you down the river (the fix was in, and I.T. workers were the unwilling sacrifice) it tends to personally rankle. I knew the government/employer was out to get me - and they said so, pretty much front up. It's the lies and backstabbing while preening themselves as champion...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

Of course I stand with Jean on this one. :shock: I"m shocked! Shocked. Time and time again, history demonstrates that in order to remain competitive and "profitable" companies will do anything! Not unlike Jean, I witnessed some pretty brutal exploitation and, interestingly enough, it often occurs w...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How To Be A Good Republican
Replies: 67
Views: 4545

Re: How To Be A Good Republican

RebLem wrote:I don't know anyone who is.
:lol: Yeah. That's kinda the joke about exaggeration for effect! In serious discussion, they're called "straw men." :wink:
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....

jbuck919 wrote:How about this? Also appropriate for an international and multilingual venue, since, in the grand choral tradition of English oratorio, one cannot understand a single word that is being sung.

I love it! Great suggestion, John!
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chopin, Schumann, Debussy
Replies: 38
Views: 3555

Re: Chopin, Schumann, Debussy

My two questions are; 1. How highly do you rate Debussy's writing for the piano? Having heard Debussy by Gieseking since I was in utero , I adore his music. 2. How do you like Arrau's interpretations of Debussy? I never really gave others a chance. Monday I loaned out my treasured set of Gieseking'...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: London 2012 Olympics...What Should The Theme Tune Be?.....

I love the Olympic Fanfare that they play on NBC when they go in to and out of commercial breaks so much that I'd just stick with that. I second that. I think it was written by Williams, it's captured just the air of pride, martial competition, "hey! You're about to see something special!", celebra...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 30147

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

CARBON GASES ‘HAVE SAVED US FROM A NEW ICE AGE’ Man-made carbon emissions: But it is bad news for the polar bears Thursday March 11,2010 By Donna Bowater MAN-MADE carbon emissions are staving off a new ice age, says a leading environmental scientist. Climate-change expert Dr James Lovelock says the ...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 30147

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

New Study Debunks Myths About Vulnerability of Amazon Rain Forests to Drought ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2010) — A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previousl...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

Only a truly sick society would treat animals the way they do. Now now! It's only cultural differences and not really ours to judge, you know. And we ought to explore avenues to really confront them on this. Let's get them to stop supplying nuclear technology to North Korea and Iran first. Then we ...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden : 'America has no better friend than Israel'.
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Biden : 'America has no better friend then Israel'.

I imagine he has the education to say "...no better friend THAN Israel"... Probably an editing oversight - people don't enunciate the two very differently. I've been watching closed-captioned tv at the gym and some of those errors are real screamers. If anyone has to depend on closed-captioning, it...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 1560

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

Corlyss, I could not disagree more. Doesn't matter. They are doomed in western nations as a matter of economic evolution. Do I recall correctly that you worked for the IRS? I worked there for five years. I saw a lot of abuses of employees, particularly seasonal employees, that were stemmed only bec...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jesus the Jew
Replies: 94
Views: 4879

Re: Jesus the Jew

Were I to let loose on your religion, I would be gone in very few posts indeed. I repeat, Brendan, I don't care what you think about it; your opinion about it isn't important to me. As a matter of belief, it's not your decision. If you want to waste your time trying to persuade me, that's up to you...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Request for recommendations of pianists performing Chopin
Replies: 30
Views: 2776

Re: request for recommendatins of pianists performing Chopin

(Reading, reading.......he's asking about READING.) :) uh-oh. Sorry. In typing the request I was actually thinking about "reading" your responses as opposed to "hearing" them. I suppose I was a bit too literal. In the context of a BBS, it was confusing. To me, "read your responses" = "hear what you...