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by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former President Bush Speaks Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Former President Bush Speaks Out

Why didn't Bush think too much government was bad while he was President? He greatly expanded government. Yes, his expansion and deficits look small now, but he gave up on conservatism and when republicans give up on conservatism, liberals come to power. Just like his dad raising taxes instead of c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: South Carolina Can't License Religion
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: South Carolina Can't License Religion

Lots of my neighbors have the Red Sox logo on their license plates; that is not any case of "government promotion of" the Red Sox.[/color] Those are "special plates," the car owner chooses whether or not to carry them or any of the other 15 options that Massachusetts offers for a fee. In effect, th...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Low Morale of American Troops
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Low Morale of American Troops

Army says morale down among troops in Afghanistan By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press Writer 28 mins ago WASHINGTON – Morale has fallen among soldiers in Afghanistan, where troops are seeing record violence in the 8-year-old war, while those in Iraq show muc...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: South Carolina Can't License Religion
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: South Carolina Can't License Religion

People use bumper stickers for these things anyways... Yes, but they must increasingly steer around self-annointed elites who misunderstand the Constitution and who fail to be responsible stewards of our national heritage. What South Carolina WOULD have been doing is allowing people the CHOICE rega...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former President Bush Speaks Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Former President Bush Speaks Out

Bush had his ups and downs as President, in my estimation. One thing I can predict with confidence is that the longer Obama is in power the better George Bush Jr. will look. The Washington Times Originally published 03:00 p.m., November 12, 2009, updated 03:30 p.m., November 12, 2009 Bush warns of t...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emile Pandofi fans at CMG
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Emile Pandofi fans at CMG

When I was first developing my classical music collection back in the early-to-mid 90s, along with all the Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovksy, Chopin and company, I really enjoyed the music of Emile Pandolfi. For those unfamiliar with Emile Pandolfi, he is the classically trained pianist who made his rise to...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music that touches you deeply
Replies: 41
Views: 11113

Re: Music that touches you deeply

Some scattered example I offer would be a variety of Puccini's dramatic aria scenes; other Italian Opera arias; Sospiri and Elegy and the 1st Symphony Adagio from Edward Elgar, certain Bruckner Adagios from #4-9; soprano solo songs within Mahler's # 2 and 3; ..."Morning" from Richard Strauss...........
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: His Kampf
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: His Kampf

I see his opportunistic neo-Latin-American-socialist act as just that, a convenient vehicle for his personal ambitions. Yes, the left always likes to say the pathology is attributable to individual quirks. They never look at the enabling philosophy. The modern, or progressive, administrative state ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jihad at Ft. Hood
Replies: 55
Views: 5732

Re: Jihad at Ft. Hood

His terrorist motive is obvious to everyone but the press and the Army brass. First, as far as the incident and the perpetrator go, I am content with the Rule of Law, and I have confidence in the judicial process. The man is obviously a mass murderer, and here in the United States we have courts in...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: PC Kills??
Replies: 20
Views: 1785

Re: PC Kills??

So, for days know we have been reading stories about Hasan's pro-terrorist rants, anti-americanism, attempts to contact terrorists etc. People new about him. The obvious question is -- what the hell was this guy doing as a Major in the US army, which is at war with Islamic terrorists/fanatics?? I s...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fort Hood tragedy
Replies: 105
Views: 4885

Re: Fort Hood tragedy

TY, nut-job. Excellent post. I just heard today that a neighbor of Major Hasan's reports that yesterday he came over to her house to give her a few things--from a Koran to some frozen broccoli, and some other foodstuffs. His explanation was that he was ridding himself of many of his possessions in ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More sickening Obama indoctrination videos of school kids
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: More sickening Obama indoctrination videos of school kids

Aside from whatever Obama's intent is, what is abundantly clear is a double standard the size of Mount Everest between the red carpet treatment Obama has received and the constant demonization of his foes and his predessesor, Bush. The classroom scenes fit perfectly into this larger picture because ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:

I know that much less well, except through Rachmaninov. The argument is, of course, that worshippers (in an age where attention spans are slipping) "connect" with worship better using these trite, repetitive songs, and I don't think I can contradict someone about his own experience. I can say I thi...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:

Oooh, the ol' Protestant vs. Catholic paradigm! Exciting!! Nope. There's been more spirituality, Catholic vs Protestant speaking, on the Catholic side, with notable composers. In addition to the Polish composers (nobody commented on them!!!), let's not forget the now deceased Messiaen. There's no "...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: What G Keillor Says About Choirs of Catholic Church is TRUE:

At the risk of seeming insensitive to the disabled, I want to point out that Keilor also says that "listening to Catholics sing hymns is like watching spastics play basketball." He's right. There is just no tradition of communal singing in Catholicism outside cloisters. Which is why I'm pushing for...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Florida Senate Race
Replies: 13
Views: 3416

Re: The Florida Senate Race

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Alas, the final shrieking bouts of laughter will come from the various nations growing their economies with the proceeds from drilling off our coasts.........
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Florida Senate Race
Replies: 13
Views: 3416

Re: The Florida Senate Race

Unfortunately, Rubio is all for oil drilling off our precious Gulf Coast and development at all costs, which means he may well end up elected by Floridians who are understandably scared by the recession, and erroneously believe we can reap significant benefits from the continuation of wanton destru...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Florida Senate Race
Replies: 13
Views: 3416

Re: The Florida Senate Race

National Review ran a nice story on Rubio a few weeks ago. Rubio embodies the large groundswell of conservative/traditionalist/libertarian dissaffection with the Republican Party that has mushroomed over the past five years. Crist embodies a Republican Party that does the bidding of powerful elites ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Music do you Not Listen to?
Replies: 49
Views: 9995

Re: What Music do you Not Listen to?

I don't listen to the large swath of modern music that is atonal, or brash, or sounds like the composer is taking us on a journey into mental illness. I dislike music that sounds 'academic'. My musical focus in Romantic era - very broadly conceived, in particular mid-to-late Mozart onwards until som...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope's gambit could see 1,000 quit Church of England
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Pope's gambit could see 1,000 quit Church of England

This is an interesting development. Here is the story I came across in Lifesite News: Tuesday October 20, 2009 Anglicans to be Brought Back to "Full Visible Unity" with Catholic Church: Surprise Vatican Announcement By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent VATICAN CITY, October 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Decline is a Choice, by Charles Krauthammer
Replies: 19
Views: 1785

Re: Decline is a Choice, by Charles Krauthammer

The American Conservative is an isolationist/Buchanan publication, Steve. I know you're also at least a quasi-isolationist, but give it up. Going back to the days of isolationism in today's world would be a disaster for us, but even more so for much of the rest of the world. Are you really comparin...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin's ex-in-law poses for PLAYGIRL!
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Palin's ex-in-law poses for PLAYGIRL!

:lol: :lol: Now I see what Strad meant. I thought he meant the young man was posing because Palin MADE HIM TO. ( I wonder why Strad hates her. Palin must have done something to him personally) It's trendy to be concerned about her popularity. It's all the rage in ivory towers and media centers and ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will You Get the H1N1 flu shot?
Replies: 20
Views: 1988

Re: Will You Get the H1N1 flu shot?

No. And if the government in the future makes the shot mandatory, I will reexamine at the medical science and politics swirling around the issue. And unless they are dramatically different from they are now, I will probably aid the rebels.
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Absolutely Clueless on Black on Black Violence
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Absolutely Clueless on Black on Black Violence

http://www.suntimes.com/news/jackson/1808022,CST-EDT-jesse06.article Only Jesse Jackson and his ilk could look at black on black crime in Chicago, and elsewhere, and make the following statement: But that is not all. Attorney General Holder is welcome, for he is committed to rebuilding the Civil Ri...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your personal one- or two-hit wonder list
Replies: 48
Views: 6262

Re: Your personal one- or two-hit wonder list

Surely not Respighi? :( There are so many fine works of this composer besides those mentioned: Church Windows Brazilian Impressions Three Botticelli Pictures Belkis, Queen of Sheba La Boutique Fantasque and on and on... I'm afraid "fine" is a word that rarely comes to mind when I think of Respighi,...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your personal one- or two-hit wonder list
Replies: 48
Views: 6262

Re: Your personal one- or two-hit wonder list

For one-hit wonders my first thoughts go to Zemlinsky and his Mermaid. What an amazing piece!
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yellowstone Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: cowboy composer
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

Re: Yellowstone Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: cowboy composer

I wonder if anyone around here has heard the Yellowstone Concerto for Violin & Orchestra , by Jett Hitt? The composer (who has his own web site, btw) is a wrangler, horseback guide in Yellowstone National Park and self-proclaimed "hillbilly." However, Hitt also holds a doctorate in music compositio...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Sarah Palin predication
Replies: 42
Views: 1921

Re: My Sarah Palin predication

I find the title of Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue, provocative. I predict she is going to start a third political party, The Tea Party, and run for President in 2012. I could be wrong, but it seems plausible to me. You're wrong. :D If a 3rd party is in the strategy, it's going to take a lot l...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is This A Bit Harsh? Ralph?
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Is This A Bit Harsh? Ralph?

Here's a quote from Newsweek magazine (Oct 5,2009) artlcle called "Heart of Darkness?" concerning the 2008 term of the Supreme Court: "On balance, the term continued a clear trend in which big business always prevails, environmentalists are always buried, female and elderly workers go unprotected, ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Juniors & Seniors Pick Top 10 Americans in "History"
Replies: 39
Views: 1393

Re: Juniors & Seniors Pick Top 10 Americans in "History"

Good story and good thread. As a college professor I can attest that the stories of America's educational decline are real. I increasingly believe that at least in the arts/humanities/social sciences, a kid is better off staying out of the schools if enrichment, rather than degrees is the objective....
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Farmer's daughter kills terrorist with AK-47
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Farmer's daughter kills terrorist with AK-47

If she were in Britain, she'd be tried for the use of excessive force and possessing an illegal weapon. You're probably right! Thank God she was somewhere more civilized! But chalk one up for Gallantry or Girl Power either way. I think we should nominate her for Secretary of Defense or National Sec...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sen. Lindsey Graham on the current political Zeitgeist
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Sen. Lindsey Graham on the current political Zeitgeist

And we non-movement conservatives would love to see Graham, McCain and Liebermann cloned until they fill out the other 97 seats in the Senate. Absolutely positively DEPRESSING! One Lindsay Gramnesty is too many. He is a drone, taking up space. He lacks the capacity to lead America out of it's moral...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP Shoots Self in Foot
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: GOP Shoots Self in Foot

This is the type of ankle biting that moderates and independents HATE . . . . . . but which The Base just can't get near enough of :roll: Cheers, ~Karl If that's the reason, I think they are being foolish. The "base" is already plently fired up and you can count on them showing up in droves in the ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Dark, Dusty Corners of HvK's Output
Replies: 34
Views: 2339

Re: The Dark, Dusty Corners of HvK's Output

I am a von Karajan fan, for his great conducting, his role in building the Berlin Philharmonic, his work on bringing in the CD and filmed recordings. And he was a great spokesman and public figure for music more generally. don't know much about his recordings at the margins. However I do have a nice...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alicia de Larrocha Dies at 86
Replies: 25
Views: 7725

Re: Alicia de Larrocha Dies at 86

A great loss. A highly accomplished artist. A great success story.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Europe's Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Europe's Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn

I almost posted this just to tease Corlyss. The only socialism whose death knell is being sounded here is that of traditional European socialism per se, i.e., a kind of feeble remnant of a nearly universally discredited left. Anyone reading the article will note that no one in Europe is talking abo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Europe's Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Europe's Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn

The problems of socialism are so overwhelming that even the New York Times is looking!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: September 29, 2009 Europe’s Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn By STEVEN ERLANGER PARIS — A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of Socialism’s slow collapse. Even in the midst ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Surrender in Afghanistan
Replies: 77
Views: 2058

Re: Surrender in Afghanistan

Jack, the thing about going to War with another Country is that things go wrong, Theory does not mean it will succeed, give Obama a chance before deciding what he his thinking, you have no idea what he is thinking, it's all conjecture and it's getting really boring reading the same Thread posted do...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Glenn Beck good for the right or left?
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Is Glenn Beck good for the right or left?

I believe Beck is an embarrassment for the intellectual conservative. At the end of the day, however, he will do little to hurt the reemergence of the right and he has already proven his ability to effectively publicize information dems find inconvenient. I think an interesting point in the article...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The GOP Freak Show, aka Townhall Turfers
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: The GOP Freak Show, aka Townhall Turfers

:D Batchelor has been on quite a tear about the decline and fall of the Republican party. Many of his grim observations are spot on. I don't agree with all of them. He's very familiar with Republican party history, having written a popular (as opposed to scholarly) history of the party from its inc...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

I am suggesting that we simply accept the limits of air-strikes and other options short of putting our troops on the ground in Afghanistan. We have plenty sufficient means using airstrikes to more than cripple the terrorist groups. Nobody ever won a War from the Air, it'll never happen... History i...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

It won't suffice for whom? This war has human tragedy written all over it. Afghanistan will be the valley of death for American soldiers. And for what? What gains will their presence on the ground achieve beyond what surgical strikes from the air could accomplish? And at what cost to American soldi...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

It won't suffice for whom? This war has human tragedy written all over it. Afghanistan will be the valley of death for American soldiers. And for what? What gains will their presence on the ground achieve beyond what surgical strikes from the air could accomplish? And at what cost to American soldi...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US May Face 'Armageddon' If China, Japan Don't Buy Debt
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: US May Face 'Armageddon' If China, Japan Don't Buy Debt

living_stradivarius wrote:
Cyril Ignatius wrote:Give away your sovereignty and you will have a dog fight in ever getting it back.
Sovereignty in what sectors/markets? Be specific.
Sadly, my time is far too limited for a dissertation here, but sovereignty in whatever sectors it can reasonably be achieved.
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US May Face 'Armageddon' If China, Japan Don't Buy Debt
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: US May Face 'Armageddon' If China, Japan Don't Buy Debt

Although I would add our international military overreach, and our bowing too much to global capitalism at the expensive of national sovereignty . I cannot agree with your extension of the original analysis. They reason we are "bowing" to global capitalism is because we cannot keep up in terms of o...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anna Netrebko's Season
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Anna Netrebko's Season

For my fellow Anna Netrebko fans here, I came across this today: Anna Netrebko’s 2009-10 Season Includes U.S. Release of La bohème The Movie and Return to Met for Bart Sher’s New Production of Les contes d’Hoffmann “Reigning New Diva” Performs Four Back-to-Back Roles at Vienna State Opera and Makes ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

I'm afraid that while that sounds nice, it won't suffice. See the articles I posted yesterday and earlier today. It won't suffice for whom? This war has human tragedy written all over it. Afghanistan will be the valley of death for American soldiers. And for what? What gains will their presence on ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

I'm afraid that while that sounds nice, it won't suffice. See the articles I posted yesterday and earlier today. It won't suffice for whom? This war has human tragedy written all over it. Afghanistan will be the valley of death for American soldiers. And for what? What gains will their presence on ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan
Replies: 35
Views: 3629

Re: McChrystal: Urgent, we are about to fail in Afghanistan

If the General has objectives, the question is, does the President support those objectives, and in particular, are the President AND the General BOTH willing to fight the war in such a way as to win quickly. Or will American soldiers be under the same tight operational limitations they have been, ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joshua Bell (New) "At Home with Friends"
Replies: 20
Views: 1866

Re: Joshua Bell (New) "At Home with Friends"

Well, all I can say is that this was a long-time "dream" of his. Him and his various friends. More and more artists seem to be going into crossover. Tell me, what's the last time that Bell actually recorded something significant? He's far too good a violinist to waste his time on salon trifles and ...