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by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?
Replies: 21
Views: 5239

Re: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?

One essential Levine recording would be his 25th Anniversary Gala, where he conducts, and various opera stars sing great arias from a variety of Met Productions. I've seen this (DVD) and it is really great!
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

You would do much better by going to these sources. As an American, I am not one of the lawyers fighting these court battles nor am I among the Canadian Christians gradually being driven back into the catacombs. The cases come and go constantly - I have no time or interest in saving the details of e...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

You might begin by reading Lifesite E-News. They are Canadian, and they are plugged into the Canadian politics and court battles. But for the matters of religion, society and the courts, I do suggest reading Richard John Neuhaus (died, January 2009) who goes into these larger questions very extensiv...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Karl, you will need to develop more substantial reasoning skills to determine one way or another who sets the standards. You think like a typical drone who can't see the forest through the trees. The list of inflammatory leftwing speakers appearing on university speaking tours is as long as the tele...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Canadian Courts have been moving against free speech in a manner that the Left in America has been pushing for years. But they've gotten further. For example, religious leaders articulating classical Christian doctrine on homosexuality, among many other topics, have been hit with the Canadian versio...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Another one is the Janet Jackson breast that appeared during the Super Bowl. It was a huge thing in America. I could be wrong but I doubt that it would have created such a fuss in Canada. Maybe Canadians have insufficient talent for moral-indignation posturing? It's quite a thriving industry in the...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Alas, I see what the difficulty is now! You need to go read a few of Ann Coulter's books. Some rainy weekend perhaps. Ann Coulter hasn't a racist bone in her pale, way-too-skinny body. As for social class, she comes across as a tough, fair-minded working class girl who wants America to recover it's ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy
Replies: 32
Views: 16450

Re: My prediction: Next pope will end mandatory celibacy

jbuck, you may also want to to consider that the Prophecies of Malachi are said by many to have a demonstrated track record of laying out what would happen in the Catholic Church and the world up to the end times. He accurately forecast John Paul the Great, and Benedict the Good Shepard. But strange...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

The problem with this assessment is that it overlooks the substance of Coulter's comments about the state of society today. The self-described uinfiers are perfect pawns of the Progressive machine. They are facilitators for the people Mona Charen terms "useful idiots". They give crediblity to people...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Allow me to point out the obvious. It is Ann Coulter , not Obama, Pelosi, Michael Moore, Al Gore, Sean Penn, etc... who gets blocked from speaking engagements. The Left is fundamentally unable to tolerate real world diversity. As a career faculty, I have also seen the list of common speakers at univ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Sorry, You're wrong again, Karl. You should try look into things a little deeper and see you are being taken for a ride by the Coulter bashers. Karl, would you lke me to get a team of researchers to mine the public statements of Obama, Pelosi and company? (Well actually that's already been done!!) L...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Karl, would you lke me to get a team of researchers to mine the public statements of Obama, Pelosi and company? (Well actually that's already been done!!) Let's throw Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Jimmy Carter into the equation for even more fun. Any and all of these figures make Ann Coulter look l...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...
Replies: 73
Views: 5653

Re: Ann Coulter run out of Ottawa last night ...

Your comments here betray the monumental ignorance so typical of Ann Coulter bashers. You identified the central problem in your opening coupe of sentences. Is she a conservative? Yes. Does she make some very provocative and hilarious statements in the course of her arguments? Yes. And she is famous...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It took a tragedy to trigger my crisis of atheism
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: It took a tragedy to trigger my crisis of atheism

Exactly who have you been listening to, ravel30? If you ask me, the more common pattern of Jews today (secular Jews/ethnic Jews for the most part) has been making light of Jewish faith, and embracing so many of the popular (I'm the right sort of trendy liberal) anti-religious dogmas that flourish am...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Piston's Analysis of the Pub Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3822

Re: Piston's Analysis of the Pub Thread

I guess the Pub was intended by the All Mighty as a place to vent, mostly from an irrational, I hate these god damn ........ (fill in) but can't talk about them, a**holes. That's the impression I get. It's like a free for all, get it out, type of venue. All the frustrations one has accumulated abou...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Interruptathon...
Replies: 23
Views: 4063

Re: The Interruptathon...

Very boring interview. I watched like 3 minutes and then said 'what's next'... I did not bother watching the interview as I don't have a television, the post was not about the content, merely the interruptions... :roll: Too bad you didn't see the interview. The interruptions were because Obama woul...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China
Replies: 13
Views: 4434

Re: Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

The Chinese callous treatment of animals is well-documented, but sadly, rarely discussed. Only a truly sick society would treat animals the way they do. And we ought to explore avenues to really confront them on this.
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 6887

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

Opposed to Homeschooling!!! Talk about secular-progressive Fundamentalism :lol: !!! If the debate is to be had along the lines of merit - home schooling is the clear winner. They outperform their public school brethren. For the sake of argument, let us suppose we took the position that just teach cr...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Gets Down and Dirty........
Replies: 34
Views: 5179

Re: Renee Fleming Gets Down and Dirty........

Dame Kiri Te Kanewa recorded an album of pop tunes in 1990 with Nelson Riddle (his final work before he died) that was very successful. Caruso recorded "Over There" and made a smash hit. Ezio Pinza became a star in Soutth Pacific with Mary Martin on Broadway. I wish Renee Fleming every success in h...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Atlanta Progressive News fires reporter for being objective
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: Atlanta Progressive News fires reporter for being objective

This is sad but true. By virtue of my profession, I have been surrounded by Progressives over the course of my career. This story's account of how progressives operate is the same account I personally would give. Progressives have a long track record of being fundamentally unwilling or unable to tol...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eight in 10 English men 'will be too fat by 2020'
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Eight in 10 English men 'will be too fat by 2020'

England is dead....And this is but one of the symptoms.
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Am Very Sad
Replies: 28
Views: 10253

Re: I Am Very Sad

My condolences on the death of your friend, Ralph. Friendship is actually somewhat rare in the real world, something that C.S. Lewis wrote about many years ago. All the more important to appreciate and mark those which we do have.
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 1964 Tokyo Olympics: 200 meter final
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: 1964 Tokyo Olympics: 200 meter final

Excellent! Tell us more about him! mdfB8ni1FK0 Why post this? The guy from Trinidad and Tobaggo who comes up on the outside at the end to snag the bronze (and just miss the silver) is my step-father. You can also see him receiving his medal and waving to the crowd (he's on the right side of the podi...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pieces of music you're sick of
Replies: 71
Views: 9818

Re: Pieces of music you're sick of

Handel's Messiah
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The best recording of Rach 3?
Replies: 37
Views: 9598

Re: The best recording of Rach 3?

Volodos and Bronfman both have outstanding recordings of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto # 3.
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MySpace/ Facebook/ Bebo
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Re: MySpace/ Facebook/ Bebo

I was just wondering how many of our CMG regulars have their own Myspace/ Facebook/ Bebo page, which they dedicate especially for their interest in Classical Music, and generating contacts? If so, do you find this to be a useful tool in making new contacts, being introduced by others to new music, ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tom Coburn speaks before the travesty
Replies: 83
Views: 4250

Re: Tom Coburn speaks before the travesty

"This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rabbi Meir Chai, Father of Seven, murdered by Arab scum.
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Rabbi Meir Chai, Father of Seven, murdered by Arab scum.

Wicked Arab terrorists scum murdered a Torah Scholar, a father of seven in a shooting attack. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135188 Wouldn't it be helpful if clueless Americans could somehow be provided daily reminders of the real world carnage of radical Islam?!! Acknowledging a ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms for Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 2633

Brahms for Christmas

It could be said that I gave myself a great Brahms recording for Christmas. Brahms Second and Third symphonies are among my very favorites. I have versions from the Berlin Philharmonic with Abbado, Boston Symphony under Haitink and the Pittsburgh Symphony. But a few days ago, I received the von Kara...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Music for Christmas

I've never been a fan of the Messiah, although I have a few songs from it on a Chrismas CD that I listen to. Some parts are fine; sometimes it seems overwought. The defect is probably mine since I recognize the Messiah is established as one of the greatest large compostions ever done. I am very fond...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate may have clinched health care deal
Replies: 46
Views: 1813

Re: Senate may have clinched health care deal

And I would ask, what have all the social programs that Libs/Dems have enacted since the 1960s done to help the black community? Today, while unquestionably there are greater opportunities for blacks than in the 1960s, and many have taken advanatge of then, as as a whole the black community is in a...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate may have clinched health care deal
Replies: 46
Views: 1813

Re: Senate may have clinched health care deal

As for America, This bill will singularly do more damage to the nation than any piece of legislation in our history. It will also help fuel a political revolution that removing Obama and company from the political stage. Obama will have no coat-tails. Let's all mark your wishful words, and judge yo...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate may have clinched health care deal
Replies: 46
Views: 1813

Re: Senate may have clinched health care deal

It looks like they will get a bill - Ben Nelson, the last, marginally conscious Democrat in the Senate, has now caved in to our Huckster-In-Chief. Nelson's career will likely end with this term, because of this. You can only push so much insanity on Nebraskans before they rebel. As for America, This...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revel’s career-long argument against utopian thinking
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Revel’s career-long argument against utopian thinking

Revel's a great writer and a very honest, clear thinker. I read his book "Anti-Americanism" a few years back. If only writers like him were read in the schools........
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4 Police Murdered
Replies: 37
Views: 2534

Re: 4 Police Murdered

You say that as a member of Obama's base. No Republican is going to suit you, and here's a news flash: they ain't gonna try. But they don't need you 20%-ers. :lol: Independents, the plum in the political pie, have already forgiven Republicans. You can tell that by any dispassionate analysis of poll...
by Cyril Ignatius
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4 Police Murdered
Replies: 37
Views: 2534

Re: 4 Police Murdered

Huckabee's political career is over with this http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/01/washington.police.huckabee/ Ah, that it were so . . . 6 months from now nobody will be talking about this, while he'll be on FoxNews Saturday lineup until he declares for the presidency ~ my guess is sometime aroun...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign of the Extent to Which PC Is Infecting Education System
Replies: 26
Views: 2402

Re: Sign of the Extent to Which PC Is Infecting Education System

While we have several posters here who have no compunction about reporting on a program through the filter of mow-over-the-truth-and-rational-debate right wing commentators, it shocks me, Barry, that you would do so. So instead of educational policy, we get to talk about what Barry's philosophy is?...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:
Replies: 54
Views: 6061

Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

So you have a perfectly good pagan holiday hijacked by Christianity and then poisoned by Capitalism. If you don't mind, I am going to go ahead an enjoy the parts I like and try ignore the parts I don't. I have amassed about 200 Christmas cds and I doubt you would find any of mention of Santa Claus ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sign of the Extent to Which PC Is Infecting Education System
Replies: 26
Views: 2402

Re: Sign of the Extent to Which PC Is Infecting Education System

Here's the full document. Read it and you'll see how utterly warped the left's view of America really is. Political Correctness has truly jumped the shark here. Teacher Education Redesign Initiative Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group Carole Gupton, Mary Beth Kelley, Tim Lensmire, Bic Ngo, ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:
Replies: 54
Views: 6061

Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

The advantage of being Santa: http://www.smh.com.au/world/american-santas-demand-priority-for-swine-flu-jabs-20091124-jhfe.html So even the Santas in the malls have imbibed from the culture of entitlement!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: All the more reason to search for the real Saint Nichol...
by Cyril Ignatius
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:
Replies: 54
Views: 6061

Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Some people think substituting the "X" for Christ is profane and polluting. But it isn't an X , it's the Greek letter chi which is the first letter of Christos . Thread duty: I think it is misspent energy, to wax righteously indignant over the popular makeover which is Santa Claus. Now, abysmal pop...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Honeck and the PSO triumph
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Honeck and the PSO triumph

Here is a review by David Hurwitz of the Pittsburgh SO's new recording of the Mahler First. I bought this SACD and listened to it last week. I think the review is spot-on. It's fantastic, one of the greats. Also, the sound quality is just stunning. http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:
Replies: 54
Views: 6061

Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

HOW DID IT COME TO BE PROFANED AND POLLUTED WITH PAGAN GARBAGE SUCH AS ELVES AND REINDEER THAT HAVE GLOWING NOSES BECAUSE THEY DRINK TOO MUCH MOONSHINE? CHRISTMAS IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE SERIOUSLY WHEN ITS ,,SYMBOL'' IS A CREATURE AS GROTESQUE AND RIDICULOUS AS santa claus. You are right about the wa...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

I'm surprised to see so much material from the Rupert Murdoch/RNC propaganda machine appearing in this otherwise intelectually gifted forum. It reminds me of the John Birch Coloring Book which appeared in the early 1960's. Alas, the 1960s also seems to be the time warp certain CMGers are marooned i...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

This is absolute nonsense. The vast majority of those who oppose Obama and his big government agenda are a rational, highly educated, law abiding and peaceful group of people. They are not "anti-government" - they are anti unconstitutional government. Big difference. Absolutely. Obama's record and ...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

Report: Rage Grows In America Conspiracy Theories Fuel Anti-Government Fervor New York, NY, November 16, 2009 … Rumors about gun confiscations. Angry protests about the government's tax policies, replete with Nazi comparisons. A resurgent militia movement. Rage at the election of a president deemed...
by Cyril Ignatius
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

What characterizes this anti-government hostility is a shared belief that Obama and his administration actually pose a threat to the future of the United States. Some accuse Obama of plotting to bring socialism to the United States, while others claim he will bring about Nazism or fascism. All beli...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

I would suggest to the Obama administration that they pay attention to the anger out there. There will always be people with extremist views (just as there were those who said they wouldn't mind seeing President Bush assassinated), but I believe the facts are that ordinary people in America have so...
by Cyril Ignatius
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"
Replies: 36
Views: 1754

Re: ADL condemns "toxic atmosphere of rage in America"

Good, let's make sure these lunatics retain their fringe status. The problem is, the lunatics are in power . It is the lunatics who say and do what lunatics say and do that is the source of the escalating animosity and conflict. Stop assaulting America and then you will see more peaceful times. For...
by Cyril Ignatius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Palin media strategy should be the conservative blueprint
Replies: 28
Views: 1817

Re: Palin media strategy should be the conservative blueprint

The Globe and Mail had an article this morning with a linguistic analysis of Palin's speech. She just doesn't sound all that smart. Interestingly the article noted that her speaking style in the Alaskan campaign did not exhibit the same patterns; she sounded more refined. I believed that she may ha...