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by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

This is not the "Jewish response" to anything, any more than my opinion on a topic here is the "cradle Catholic secular humanist" response to the OP. It is on its own terms the response of the director of the International Department of Temple Institute, whatever that is. At the most it represents ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Socialist America Sinking
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Socialist America Sinking

Nobody gets grant money by saying "things ain't so bad!" :lol: I agree there's some alarming trends, but they are only trends. I'm not ready to count the American public down and out yet. I seem to recall that Buchanan has run unsuccessfully for office. On the extreme outside chance he were ever el...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

Public option or not, one thing seems to be agreed on by most, as I have tried to point out above, that is that in order for any insurance program to be effective, the insurance pool must be expanded to the point that everyone is in it in one way or another. . if that was true, all insurance - home...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

Public option or not, one thing seems to be agreed on by most, as I have tried to point out above, that is that in order for any insurance program to be effective, the insurance pool must be expanded to the point that everyone is in it in one way or another. . if that was true, all insurance - home...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

Jbuck, you are ducking the problem here. There is nothing wrong with saying that the good society should take care of the sick. Most people agree. The problem is suggesting that if we don't immediately pass the unaffordable, inefficient, special interest racket Obama wants to pass off as health car...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Malkin on Obamacare
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Malkin on Obamacare

townhall.com Michelle Malkin Friday, July 17, 2009 If you think government is too big and too costly, wait until Obamacare kicks in. The Congressional Budget Office put the price tag of the House Democrats' health care takeover plans at $1.5 trillion over 10 years. But the CBO's fine print included ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Socialist America Sinking
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Socialist America Sinking

Socialist America sinking Pat Buchanan: Even the CFR is seeing seriousness of nation's decline Posted: July 16, 2009 8:41 pm Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan After half a century of fighting encroachments upon freedom in America, journalist Garet Garrett published "The People's Pottage." A year later,...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

Jbuck, you are ducking the problem here. There is nothing wrong with saying that the good society should take care of the sick. Most people agree. The problem is suggesting that if we don't immediately pass the unaffordable, inefficient, special interest racket Obama wants to pass off as health car...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

...The problem with our present system is, apart from the hundreds of separate administrative bureaucracies adding a heavy administrative overhead load, the profit motive - the engine of advaned industrial economies, not only ours - that motivates insurance companies to be more centered on profits ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

Re: Jewish Response to the Obama Cairo Speech

"Our right to be here is based on one thing and one thing only; this land was bequeathed to us by the God of Israel, and nothing else is necessary." Tough negotiating position. If it even is one... Not necessarily. There is a wide general understanding of the Jewish people's early and continued pre...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sotomayor confirmation hearings
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Sotomayor confirmation hearings

The confirmation process has been ridiculous. First the Democrats tell a Hallmark Card version of her wonderful life and accomplishments, while curiously overlooking her actual judicial track record and all the stupid things she has said. And when her time comes to answer questions and make statemen...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A case for rationing health care
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: A case for rationing health care

Actually, you don't even need to make the case for rationing health care, in my estimation. Every society rations health care. We do; the Brits ration; Germany rations; Canada rations. The real question is of course WHO shall do the rationing; and HOW will the rationing be done, i.e., by what criter...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silence of Ives and Sibelius
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Silence of Ives and Sibelius

I'm currently a second biography on Sibelius, this one written in the late 40s by a Swedish writer. The first one is the Johnson book that came out in the mid-late 50s. My sense is that he quit composing because he had reached his summit as a composer, particulary with the Seventh Symphony and Tapio...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

For all the trashing Walmart gets, a couple of different reports, one of them in National Review recently, basically suggests that the problems Walmart has are not in anyway unique to Walmart, and that there are a variety of benefits Walmart workers have that places them rather nicely relative to m...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

:lol: Artfully constructed to make the Progressives (aka Utopians) out to be the liberated, well-intentioned champions of the powerless who now labor under the rationing and high costs of a system run amok. Rather unworthy attribution of serious matters of public policy differences to the same old ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms Violin Concerto & Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 4658

Re: Brahms Violin Concerto & Recordings

One of my favourite works. Here are my favourite recordings (in order): Fischer/Kreizberg/Netherlands SO Heifetz/Reiner/Chicago SO Shaham/Abbado/BPO Mutter/Masur/NYPO I just picked up the Mutter/Brahms concerto with Masur/NYPO. Mutter is playing the Brahms Concerto with Pittsburgh with Manfred Hone...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder considering torture probe
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Holder considering torture probe

Why is anybody giving the NT Times so much as a glance? As one who quotes the World Net Daily as a suitable source of information, you are living in a house made of baccarat crystal. The World Net Daily? Infinitely better. Not popular in the faculty lounges or inside the Beltway. But closer to what...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder considering torture probe
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Holder considering torture probe

Why is anybody giving the NT Times so much as a glance? The paper sets the standard in Left Wing Distraction. And its going out of business anyway. Holder is obviously doing the bidding of people who are either A) clueless about the national security threats America faces today, or B) aware of these...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

One of the common mistakes of progressives is to assert that because conservatives oppose a statist solution, they must believe the market to be the answer. Not necessarily. Often the market can be a major part of the solution. It can be in health care. And it could be more of a solution in educati...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder considering torture probe
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Holder considering torture probe

And give up this Gay paranoia: When was the last time anyone suggested rounding up gays or doing whatever it is your twisted imagination thinks they want to do? The answer to your question is, the 1970s, about the same time that entrenched discrimination against women began to be a thing of the pas...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder considering torture probe
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Holder considering torture probe

Where did you get such a ridiculous idea? Politics and political debate have been vicious and personal since modern democracy and the political parties that go with it were invented in the 18th century. Between their two periods of friendship, Jefferson and Adams hated each other's guts. In fact, a...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The ridiculous price of new classical CD releases.
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

Re: The ridiculous price of new classical CD releases.

I miss having access to the second-hand CD stores. Buyers clubs can be good - BMG, Musical Heritage Society - but you have to be very careful to stay on top of your account and only pick up the CDs you want, and ones offered at a good price. Since I moved up here to NW Pennsylvania a year ago, I've ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

It boils down to the same old story: If you are traditional, conservative, afraid of government, less willing to give something up for the proposed betterment of the general public, etc, you say the market is the answer; if you are more liberal, less traditional, and more willing to make sweeping c...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder considering torture probe
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Holder considering torture probe

Look for more of this as Obama's popularity plunges. That doesn't make any sense at all. Most people already think Obama has gone too far in this matter (I'm not one of them, but them's the facts). It is not going to make his approval rating go up to proceed with this next step. In fact, I was take...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

High unemployement, low rates of economic growth, the collapse of the family, religious decline and the loss of national identity. The first two of these are widely agreed on as measures of economic well-being. The last three are irrelevant to economic well-being and are a matter of personal taste ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

You say, that, Cyril, as if were almost a rational response to what Teresa said. This is just nothing more than boilerplate RW claptrap. JUST SAY NO had to do with the War on Drugs, which we have been losing for the last 60 years. In fact, JUST SAY NO represented a retreat from the previous positio...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Waltz King on LP
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: The Waltz King on LP

Is this a Readers Digest edition? I think I have that, too, when it was first issued so long ago! I keep telling everyone: Don't throw away your LPs (at least not all of them!)! Sometimes having outlier tastes has it's advantages. Swinging through some garage sales this morning I picked up a boxed ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Waltz King on LP
Replies: 2
Views: 480

The Waltz King on LP

Sometimes having outlier tastes has it's advantages. Swinging through some garage sales this morning I picked up a boxed set "The Waltz King" 'The Enchanting Music of Johann Strauss, Jr.'. Four albums in apparently perfect condition, featuring the Vienna Symphony, The Vienna State Opera Orchestra, a...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

One of the common ways people really misunderstand the problems of big government is to presume that all private companies don't want big government. An important part of the growth of big government is corporations engaging in a variety of forms of rent-seeking. Many will throw their chips in with...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform
Replies: 70
Views: 2519

Re: Private sector demands add to cost of health care reform

One of the common ways people really misunderstand the problems of big government is to presume that all private companies don't want big government. An important part of the growth of big government is corporations engaging in a variety of forms of rent-seeking. Many will throw their chips in with ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska
Replies: 123
Views: 5109

Re: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska

I really like Peggy Noonan. In fact she is something of a hero to me. A working class Catholic Democrat who had enough intelligence to get the ^^%^&!! out of that party when it became a fast-track to hell. I have used her DVD series "On Values" in my sociology courses. And I have read and keep my ow...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska
Replies: 123
Views: 5109

Re: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska

Sorry. You don't get to pat yourself on the back for that one. All the insiders knew McCain didn't stand a prayer after 8 years of a genuinely despised Republican president and one election cycle that caused both houses of Congress to change hands. The only thing that kept McCain afloat as long as ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Not a hate crime?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Not a hate crime?!

I wouldn't doubt for one second that it actually happened. Also, I'm not surprised one bit to see it not labeled as a hate crime even though it couldn't be any clearer that it was. If the situation was reversed and a group of white teens beat up a black family saying "It's a white world", it would ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry State of Marriage and the Family In America
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: The Sorry State of Marriage and the Family In America

Government censorship is what kept scantily clad women off of TV before As I recall it was community standards enforced by government until SCOTUS, the plaintiffs' bar, and administrative agencies decided that Constitutionally protected political speech includes almost everything that anyone else m...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

We can still avoid Europe's fate. That most great civilizations eventually go the way of decadence does not make decadence inevitable. Rather, these dead giants are a grim reminder that becoming and remaining a great society requires eternal vigilance. It requires us to be mindful of the lessens ta...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Palin is Leaving
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Why Palin is Leaving

Palin: Why She Left is No Mystery Sandy Rios Tuesday, July 07, 2009 The reason Sarah Palin resigned her post as Governor of Alaska is really no mystery. And yet we must make it one. A person can never be taken at her word. What did she mean by a “higher calling?” She’s looking for a way to make mone...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

However, when you look at data (such as that of Bradford Wilcox for example) on that portion of the Christian world that is "classical" or "orthodox" in doctrine, you again see the important influence of religion in shaping attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, the family, and so forth. S...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Sorry State of Marriage and the Family In America
Replies: 16
Views: 1471

Re: The Sorry State of Marriage and the Family In America

Of course society never really disapproved of infidelity for married men, as long as it was discrete. That's an enormous exaggeration. It contains an important element of truth in that there was something of a double-standard. Infidelity was more damning on women than on men. And that was also a fo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

As for the larger marriage crisis, I doubt a swing away from Judeo-Christian moral code is the root cause. I doubt you're right. :wink: I had clicked on the link before. But I was addressing your claim that "Broad and vague claims about the contemporary necessity for a Judeo-Christian moral code do...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska
Replies: 123
Views: 5109

Re: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska

Palin? An embarrassment to her nation and her gender. Could you please state with 6 examples why this is your opinion. No Agnes, he can't. Because in order to do this convincingly, he would have to do actual research. And research would clearly show that a couple of bad TV interviews and an occasio...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

As if your PC ravings are of any consequence or have any credibility. I do my research, not misquote out of context. Anything to say on the substance of the post - or just your usual off-target personal sniping? EDIT: As I recall, I mentioned that one couldn't find the Monty Python sketch "Pansies ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska
Replies: 123
Views: 5109

Re: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska

Going after Rush will get you nowhere. Rush Limbaugh bases his comments about Obama on carefully researched records of what Obama is actually doing, what policies he is ramming down our throats, and the consequences of these public policies on the nation. In terms of intellectual substance, the mai...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

Longevity of prejudices and social biases is no measure of anything except how long people can continue to hold onto them as though they were self-evident truths. Women were second class citizens in Western civilizationsociety from the time there was anything one could identify as Western civilizat...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska
Replies: 123
Views: 5109

Re: Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska

I will also make another prediction. If Hillary Clinton decides to run, she will win the next US election. Also assuming Obama does not seek re-election, which is likely. So when is that, 2012, 2011? Huh?? I wouldn't mind at all if Hillary ran, but...If you're getting your take on Obama's chances f...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

"Cyril, the burden is on you to establish that your preposterous stance on this matter comes not from a fringe but from anything like the mainstream of discussion of homosexuality in the US. Your ignorant and invidious posts are hardly worth refuting, and should be left slowly twisting in the cyber-...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

The crux of the issue is that your right as a homosexual (or whatever) to associate as you see fit stops short of forcing society to overhaul its institutions, which is precisely what the so-called gay rights movement is about. Changing marriage laws and indoctrinating children. This is a very dark...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

In the confused minds of gay radicals and many secular-progressives today, if we as the political body declare something to be good or true, than it is; because man is at the center of everything. Or so they believe. I dunno...I can't speak for "gay radicals", but as a secular person, I would agree...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

The fact that many gay activists want this kind of special treatment is a major reason why the "movement" is seen as nonsensical by most intelligent educated citizens. This statement must be relegated to the realm of what I call the Pure Assertion. "Pure" because it is unsullied by even the slighte...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

Non-discrimination is not a zero sum game. When homosexuals get their own history month and national holiday, perhaps then it will be fair to cry "enough, already." The fact that many gay activists want this kind of special treatment is a major reason why the "movement" is seen as nonsensical by mo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Parker on Obama's approach to Civil Rights

Non-discrimination is not a zero sum game. When homosexuals get their own history month and national holiday, perhaps then it will be fair to cry "enough, already." The fact that many gay activists want this kind of special treatment is a major reason why the "movement" is seen as nonsensical by mo...