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by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:43 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

We need to get out of Afghanistan. The military objectives aren't clear and concrete enough. We can't fight to win because the politicians are more interested in the war's effect on their poll numbers than larger issues of national security or the reality of the war at ground level. Afghanistan is ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:48 am
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

Hmm maybe I should dump a good portion of my $ for yuan. It is amazing that our obsession with big ticket liberal programs, i.e. Medicare and Social Security, has almost single-handedly left us at the mercy of Japan and China. Yes, true enough. Although I would add our international military overre...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:36 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

We need to get out of Afghanistan. The military objectives aren't clear and concrete enough. We can't fight to win because the politicians are more interested in the war's effect on their poll numbers than larger issues of national security or the reality of the war at ground level. Afghanistan is n...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State

The article makes it sound as though entire new programs have been enacted under Obama resulting in increased welfare outlays. Obviously, if more is being spent this way, it is because more is needed during a recession with high unemployment from programs that already exist . If I were a welfare re...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

Nut-job, you still haven't answered keaggy's questioning that you called Palin's remarks "jingoistic". Look up the definition of that word and tell me how any of the quotes from the speech indicate jingoism. However, I definitely am not saying that I would want to see a President Palin. I qualified...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

And we've found out - again. We sure have, Werner. ....And the Democrats live in fear of her! Not fear, delight. If she miraculously gets nominated it is a virtual guarantee of Democrat presidents as far as the eye can see! The Democrats don't have anyone who can defeat her. The point is; she isn't...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

nut-job wrote:
Cyril Ignatius wrote:
Werner wrote:And we've found out - again.
We sure have, Werner. ....And the Democrats live in fear of her!
Not fear, delight. If she miraculously gets nominated it is a virtual guarantee of Democrat presidents as far as the eye can see!
The Democrats don't have anyone who can defeat her.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State

The article makes it sound as though entire new programs have been enacted under Obama resulting in increased welfare outlays. Obviously, if more is being spent this way, it is because more is needed during a recession with high unemployment from programs that already exist . If I were a welfare re...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

Werner wrote:And we've found out - again.
We sure have, Werner. ....And the Democrats live in fear of her!
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State

The article makes it sound as though entire new programs have been enacted under Obama resulting in increased welfare outlays. Obviously, if more is being spent this way, it is because more is needed during a recession with high unemployment from programs that already exist . If I were a welfare re...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

From her speech: "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested i...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A College President?
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: A College President?

The last U.S. president who was a college president was (anyone remember before I give it away?) Eisenhower (Columbia). Prior to that, Woodrow Wilson had been president of Princeton. Not bad company. Obama will NEVER be in their company. Eisenhower understood the world and the Presidency - of the U...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Obama and the expansion of the Welfare State

The Nanny State is growing dramatically as this report indicates: CNSNews.com Obama Will Spend More on Welfare in the Next Year Than Bush Spent on Entire Iraq War, Study Reveals Wednesday, September 23, 2009 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer President Barack Obama making announcement canceling missile def...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

From her speech: "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested i...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poll of Doctors on Health Care Reform
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: Poll of Doctors on Health Care Reform

This is wonderful news for physicians just entering the profession. With all those retirements, supply and demand will drive up their compensation, so that they may actually be able to pay off all that money they borrowed for their medical schooling. :roll: If you look the issue in the face, you wi...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Sarah Palin's Hong Kong Speech

This is from the NY Times: September 24, 2009 Palin Speaks to Investors in Hong Kong By MARK McDONALD HONG KONG — Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first speech overseas, spoke on Wednesday to Asian bankers, investors and fund managers. A number of people who heard the speech in a packed hotel ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Poll of Doctors on Health Care Reform
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Poll of Doctors on Health Care Reform

Investors.com Logo Print Close Politics 45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul By TERRY JONES, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 09/15/2009 07:09 PM ET View Enlarged Image IBD Exclusive Series: Condition Critical: What Doctors Think About Health Reform Two of e...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: O'Reilly comes out of the closet??
Replies: 37
Views: 2943

Re: O'Reilly comes out of the closet??

You have changed a lot, L.S. Well, don't suppose it has anything to do with the fact that he knows more about health care as public policy than all of us put together. Nah . . . For some reason, your move into the business world has virtually divorced you from social reality. Only last summer, hund...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What doesn't Sarah Palin want us to hear?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: What doesn't Sarah Palin want us to hear?

keaggy220 wrote:I think she's planning to use the Chinese to overthrow the current U.S. administration. Keep an eye on the Hufington Post for updates.
We can only wish....

But the Chinese will get a more honest and passionate speaker from America than they have had in quite some time.
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is This at All Appropriate?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Is This at All Appropriate?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/white_house_caught_on_tape_dir.html http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/09/21/explosive-new-audio-reveals-white-house-using-nea-to-push-partisan-agenda/ The Obama administration is seeking to use artist groups funded by the NEA to help him...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Bishop Nickless on Health Care

When Michael Savage talks about Liberalism as a mental Disorder, no doubt he had people like yourself in his sights, Reblem. The credible opposition to Obamacare comes not from those who don't think people should have health care - with a special emphasis on the poor. Rather, it comes from those wh...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Bishop Nickless on Health Care

When Michael Savage talks about Liberalism as a mental Disorder, no doubt he had people like yourself in his sights, Reblem. The credible opposition to Obamacare comes not from those who don't think people should have health care - with a special emphasis on the poor. Rather, it comes from those wh...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Bishop Nickless on Health Care

When Michael Savage talks about Liberalism as a mental Disorder, no doubt he had people like yourself in his sights, Reblem. The credible opposition to Obamacare comes not from those who don't think people should have health care - with a special emphasis on the poor. Rather, it comes from those wh...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Bishop Nickless on Health Care

When Michael Savage talks about Liberalism as a mental Disorder, no doubt he had people like yourself in his sights, Reblem. The credible opposition to Obamacare comes not from those who don't think people should have health care - with a special emphasis on the poor. Rather, it comes from those wh...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: Bishop Nickless on Health Care

When Michael Savage talks about Liberalism as a mental Disorder, no doubt he had people like yourself in his sights, Reblem. The credible opposition to Obamacare comes not from those who don't think people should have health care - with a special emphasis on the poor. Rather, it comes from those who...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: War is On the Way
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: War is On the Way

The United States had a perfect opertunity to use a Tactical Nuclear Weapon when it knew Bin Laden was in Tora Bora, but, Bush wimped out, if we had used them the whole scenario with Iraq would have been very different. If the US ever again uses a nuclear weapon of any type, the whole situation abo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Nickless on Health Care
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Bishop Nickless on Health Care

Tuesday August 18, 2009 Bishop Nickless: "No Health Care Reform is Better than the Wrong Health Care Reform" Clarifies Catholic Church position on health care distribution: matter of prudence, not moral imperatives By Kathleen Gilbert SIOUX CITY, Iowa, August 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his lat...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rush Translates Obama's Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 1606

Re: Rush Translates Obama's Speech

You people are totally played - you just don't know it. In addition to a whole long variety of other information and news sources, I've listened to Limbaugh for almost ten years now, and I have to admit I was played at first too. I sent him emails and everything. I laughed about all of it a couple ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

karlhenning wrote:
Cyril Ignatius wrote:Who needs clergy who simply rubber stamp what the power elite and fashionable people are clamoring for.
Well, the power elite and fashionable people, I suppose.

Cheers,
~Karl
Right you are.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's done it again.
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: Obama's done it again.

In my estimation, Obama's failure is not calling Janet Napolatino, Eric Holder and Barney Frank Jack-Asses.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

living_stradivarius wrote:And what kind of expertise does a bishop have on health care? :roll: Has he even read the legislation?
The answer appears to be "very little" and "No" respectively. Who needs clergy who simply rubber stamp what the power elite and fashionable people are clamoring for.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

From Catholic New Services, September 15, 2009: Cardinal Martino applauds universal health care initiative Posted by Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hasn’t weighed in very much yet concerning the fierce debate in the United States over health care reform. Some of the opposition in the U.S. c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

From Catholic New Services, September 15, 2009: Cardinal Martino applauds universal health care initiative Posted by Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hasn’t weighed in very much yet concerning the fierce debate in the United States over health care reform. Some of the opposition in the U.S. c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hold on Now, It's About to Get Really Nasty
Replies: 31
Views: 3189

Re: Hold on Now, It's About to Get Really Nasty

When I was a student, I used to read all the books about Jimmy Carter, including the ones he had written. But as I learned more, my sense of him went from that of a hero to that of a major jerk. He is clearly one of the worst President's we ever had, and he is unquestionably the most vain, obnoxious...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

As Catholic people, however, we are not allowed to wash our hands of it and to let things shake out as the federal government would have it. Our more than bicentennial experience with our federal government leads many to the conclusion that our government really does only one thing well: waging war...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Bishop Thomas Doran on Health Care Reform

Bishop Thomas G. Doran * Bishop Doran 2009 columns * August 7, 2009 Fitzgerald Concerns to take to heart in health care and proposed reforms The overwhelming preoccupation of our national political government and consequently of the captive media is the vexed and vexing question of health care refor...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 69412

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

Probably would have been very different outcome if Igor had stayed in Russia. I don't think French music would have missed him at all. French music in the 20th century would have been a very different matter if there had been no Stravinsky ! Frankly, I don't like much 20th Century French music. I'm...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting Stats from Pew Research
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Interesting Stats from Pew Research

That John McCain was a complete dud is a no-brainer. And anyone with the slightest political acumen could see a year-and-a-half ago that nominating him was essentially giving Campaign 2008 to the Democrats. The other overwhelming thing about last year was that the mainstream media was so overwhelmin...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sibelius- the conductor-proof composer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: Sibelius- the conductor-proof composer?

I'm at my office, and my musical library is at home. I will try to find the citation, but I do remember the writer quoting or paraphrasing him on this issue. It shouldn't be too terribly surprising. Von Karajan was a great conductor with a long tenure at one of the greatest orchestras ever. He was k...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sibelius- the conductor-proof composer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: Sibelius- the conductor-proof composer?

Sibelius himself sure didn't see his music as conductor-proof. He lamented late in life that Von Karajan was the only one who played what he actually wrote. Now, I think he would have extended this approval to Eugene Ormandy and Philadelphia with whom he seems to have had very good relations very la...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

Yes, You are on a diatribe. :( :( :(
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

Tempting the Almighty, are we??? :!: :!: :!:
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

But alas, the modern world moves on into peril and destruction to the extent that it forgets about God. Thus is man seemingly doomed to fret and squabble..... All I have to say to that is "meh" and shrug my shoulders before moving on. Don't think God has any say bout man's first lunar colony either...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text
Replies: 101
Views: 7115

Re: US Jews protest Catholic salvation text

The Jews, Catholics, and Lutherans can spend their time squabbling (the size of this thread is case in point). Meanwhile, the rest of the modern world moves on. But alas, the modern world moves on into peril and destruction to the extent that it forgets about God. Thus is man seemingly doomed to fr...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama and The Bureaucratization of Health Care
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Obama and The Bureaucratization of Health Care

* The Wall Street Journal Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care The president's proposals would give unelected officials life-and-death rationing powers. By SARAH PALIN Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans "talk with one another, and not over...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

The Kansas City Bishops went back to that body of teaching. God bless them for doing so. But it will place them outside the circles that have dominated the American Church. And, I strongly suspect, though of course I can't prove it, firmly in the circle of the right-leaning donors who "suggested" t...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rethinking Chopin's Complete Nocturnes
Replies: 31
Views: 5971

Re: Rethinking Chopin's Complete Nocturnes

I am not an expert, and my own instrument is the chromatic harmonica, but for some reason I don't fully understand, Moravec's Chopin seems inspired. I go to Moravec first. I also very much like Pollini and
Rubinstein and Cecile Lecade and Van Clyburn.
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

My point is that, while in matters of church discipline the American Church is a thorn in the Vatican's side, in matters of basic teaching, including teachings on social justice, the American church is in the vanguard of conformity. Your problem is that the "official" church is, as Paul VI said, "t...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

By contrast, the statement from the Kansas City Bishops is fully in accord with longstanding, well-established Church teachings. You will also find the very issues they raise in foundational texts on Catholic Social Teaching: In particular the Subsidiarity principle, the role of the Church in socie...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: Kansas City Bishops' Statement on Health Care

By contrast, the statement from the Kansas City Bishops is fully in accord with longstanding, well-established Church teachings. You will also find the very issues they raise in foundational texts on Catholic Social Teaching: In particular the Subsidiarity principle, the role of the Church in socie...