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by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Unfortunately for BK, I believe that the state of Maryland has no such statute of limitations on sex offenses.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:09 pm
LOCK HIM UP!

Len from Lisborn
Once the Feds confiscate the ill-gotten Trump Tower, they could convert it into a minimum security federal prison — THE DONALD.

Sounds like a plan?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Barring complete exoneration, Kavanaugh is tainted. By comparison, Justice Thomas looks like a mischief maker who just needed his mouth washed out.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Two words: Clarence Thomas.
Just one word: KIDNAPPING?
Two more: Attempted Rape?
Three more: Lying to Congress?
Four more: Lying to the FBI?
Five more: I herewith withdraw my nomination.
Six more: Why wasn't this stiff properly vetted?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Professor Christine Blasey Ford speaks out about alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Washington Post California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh denied committing sexual or physical harassment as an adult when asked by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on Sept. 5. By Emma Brown September ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Barring Kavanaugh's accuser (California professor Christine Blasey Ford has now come forward) being discredited or Kavanaugh being fully exonerated by the FBI, if the GOP rams Kavanaugh thru next week without further investigation, it might become a wedge issue in the midterms or even in 2020.
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Woodward's book makes it clear: We have everything to fear, even fear itself
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Woodward's book makes it clear: We have everything to fear, even fear itself

I'm about 50% thru it, but esp. after reading the tale of the South Korea KORUS trade-deal withdrawal letter Gary Cohn swiped off Trump's desk as well as the other documents swiped by Cohn and Rob Porter, I realized the country now has only three options vis a vis this President: - impeach him - zap...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 5 Names to Look for this Season
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: 5 Names to Look for this Season

an opera based on Marnie? Why not? Notorious's already been done three years ago. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2015/9/3/1441296654872/Gothernburg-opera-009.jpg?width=1140&quality=85&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=039e58d2da761d55d6d2018fbffa6bea https://www.theguardi...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Joe I'm sure staying tuned-as we travel around lisbon I'm checking in with the smart phone to the NYTimes several times a day! Len Enjoy Lisbon, Lenny. WHIMSICAL NEWS UPDATES: Trump is busy this weekend boning up on the Salem witch hunts of 1692-93. First book learning this poster boy for ADHD's do...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15

These kinds of operas just seem so odd and out of place. Maybe, maybe not, but I think I'll listen to it before I make up my mind. Anyway, here's the program, with notes and a synopsis, from the Jacobs school: https://music.indiana.edu/events/program.php?pid=55944 Here's a NYT Review by Zachary Woo...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

as my mother used to say, if a sewing machine is broken, wishing will make it sew. It's comforting to be told that wishing something is so will make it sew. Lies, damn lies and statistics, j. Meantime, while the flocks of summer swallows twitter mindlessly, Michael Cohen names the President in open...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Die rather than give up Trump? Does that apply to Paul Manafort? Michael Cohen? Assuming he has dope on Donald (a safe bet), GOP Manafort will surely give Trump up to save his own hide and keep his family safe from potential harm at the hands of the Russians he conspired with. He has no other choice...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller
Replies: 46
Views: 4802

Re: Fortress Trump is being undermined as Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller

Manafort flipped despite Trump's public efforts to tamper with his testimony, all but offering Manafort a pardon in payment for his loyalty. I'd be surprised if from Mueller's standpoint the 2018 midterms are seen as anything more than a floating fart; Mueller wants from Manafort what, if any, ille...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling
Replies: 5
Views: 915

When attacked, plants defend themselves with nervous system-like signaling

NYT — Scientists showed that plants are much less passive than they seem by revealing the secret workings of their threat communijcation systems. Plants are not green animals. Plants are different, but sometimes they’re remarkably similar to how animals operate. Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mout...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15

https://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive/ BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Celebrating its 70th year, Indiana University Opera Theater, at the Jacobs School of Music, will open its 2018-19 season with the collegiate premiere of “The Revolution of Steve Jobs” at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, with additional performances Se...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

NATURE - EDITORIAL 12 SEPT 2018 The earliest known drawing in history sends a message through 73,000 years. Cross-hatched crayon on a rock shard suggests early humans indulged in abstract art. https://media.nature.com/w800/magazine-assets/d41586-018-06657-x/d41586-018-06657-x_16116698.jpg Blombos c...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

. . . so is the "art" created by elephants and chimpanzees grasping a paint brush and sloshing paint on a canvas . . . . Human beings are animals; all art is animal art. Anyway, my point is that to call anything "abstract drawing" or "abstract art" when one doesn't know what made it or why, may be ...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

so is the "art" created by elephants and chimpanzees grasping a paint brush and sloshing paint on a canvas. Animal 'paintings' are not what these guys are investigating. They are focused on what appears to be a fragment of a larger symbolic drawing on a demonstrably human artifact. And these are dr...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

All I can say is that here we run into the difference between anatomically modern humans and human behavioral modernity. There is no figuring some things out, nor is there likely ever to be. Nor is there likely ever to be any lack of interest in figuring out manifestations of symbolic thinking in a...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Middle Stone Age Abstract Drawing Discovered in South African Cave

NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/science/oldest-drawing-ever-found.html Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave By Nicholas St. Fleur Sept. 12, 2018 Nine red lines on a stone flake found in a South African cave may be the earliest known drawing made by Homo sapien...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

Definitely some limitations as this 2015 PC Mag review points out while still rating the service as EXCELLENT. https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2492079,00.asp The bad news is that you may not be able to take advantage of Nomorobo. Ideally, it should be directly integrated into the carrier's int...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

The trouble with that is, robocallers keep changing their ostensible phone numbers . . . . the calls you really want to block need sterner stuff than that. The scammers can change numbers or spoof numbers but still not get thru b/c Nomorobo's algorithm instantly zaps any number aimed at multitudes ...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

Now forgive me, but that itself sounds like a scam. A scam that is not looking to take my money? Now that's the sorta scam I can live with. To be sure, this service does not eliminate all the inconvenience caused by scammers, telemarketers, robocallers, or my cherished brother and his wife who mask...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

I have a landline and zap a signicant # of robocalls daily, free of charge. Nomorobo has become a necessity. Hangs up on way more than half of incoming robocalls after one ring. Can't recall the last robocall I got roped into answering, but it's been several years. https://www.nomorobo.com Free for ...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

Handel doesn't count. He didn't write songs, but rather great choral works, and Dryden's text was intended to be set to music unlike most of the poetry we are considering. Handel does count. He set English lyric poetry to music. Cf. his adaptations of Milton's l'Allegro and il Penseroso. And the fa...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obana lecture

RebLem wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:26 pm
He always sniffles in his speeches like someone who is snorting something or other on a fairly regular basis.
Ritalin side effect?
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

English simply came too late to art song for even the most talented composers to produce anything convincing, and most English poetry of any sort is generally an inferior vehicle for musical setting in the first place. The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Aude...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

William Bolcom: Songs of Innocence & Experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpoTyFeHC4c qpoTyFeHC4c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzDefyfPj1w PzDefyfPj1w John Blackwood McEwen: Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity set to Milton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbrlMtykOfA RbrlMtykOfA Wilfr...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:49 am
Nobody ever wrote a bad violin concerto.
Yes, but a bad player can belie a good concerto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzZAjIx_yac

by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

I'm afraid I have a bit of a blind spot about Britten, and I know for a fact that among knowledgeable musicians I am not the only one to feel that way. Not everybody loves everything that became famous, you know. Vous avez seul la clef à cette parade. "Knowledgeable musician" I am not, but neither ...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

What I heard and was referring to was a recording of the actual live performance of the premiere in Coventry Cathedral, not the justifiably famous Britten-led Decca recording premiere. In my view 'disastrous' the Coventry performance emphatically was not, and with music I am inclined to favor what I...
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Fox News: Student slumbers during Obama lecture

Donald Trump stated to Fox News that he tried to watch President Obama's talk but soon fell fast asleep. Obama is good for that, he noted.
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Oscars to Add "Popular Film" Category

Best Picture: Black Panther

Most Popular (now a hypothetical): Mission: Impossible — Fallout
by jserraglio
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms
Replies: 34
Views: 2334

Re: Britten's "War Requiem" at 2018 Proms

I've heard this work live and also its 'disastrous' Coventry premiere performance which I thought was fabulous. After a half century it holds up well, as does Bernstein's Mass.
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: 'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous

Lawrence O'Donnell guessed it's Coates-his guess makes sense to me. Regards, Len PS-as Don Jr might say-Love It! Former GOP National Chairman Michael Steele suggested it might be Donald Trump himself, a man who touts his U. Penn pedigree and pokes fun at those like Jeff Sessions who lack similar Iv...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: 'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous

Does “publishing” just refer to the digital version? Will the hard copy appear tomorrow? How language seems to change so rapidly. The word "publishing", be it digital or print or both, hasn't changed its meaning; whereas the meaning in American English of the words "Presidency of the United States"...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

'A two-track presidency' — Times takes extraordinary step of publishing op-ed by Anonymous

NY Times Op-Ed I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump a...
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican

To say nothing of Voltaire's POV.
by jserraglio
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican

As a theologian, back in days of old, Ratzinger was considered liberal. I liked him before he became J-P's hatchet man. As pope, though, I thought highly of him. Two of my teachers appeared to speak Latin fluently and two more came pretty close. All four were excellent teachers. Latin was my favorit...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

Back on topic. The Irish folk song Danny Boy apparently is in Fleming's repertoire.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VXYdp_MwaLg

by jserraglio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

I cannot recall off the top of my head, but did Fleming ever make a recording of "Danny Boy?" on Guilty Pleasures https://www.amazon.com/Traditional-O-Danny-Boy/dp/B00EZZ8HDS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535995402&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=guilty+pleasures+fleming&dpPl=1&dpID=51Z0Z2NHsK...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican

WAPO - Sept 3
Pope Benedict, in retired seclusion, looms in the opposition to Pope Francis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... story.html
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 am
Oh really? Does your wife always let you have the last word?
“With people. . . who seek only division . . . even within the family — silence, prayer” is the path to take. —mi compadre, Jorge Mario Bergoglio
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

On that we can agree. I'm a big fan of marriage me own self.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

Jordan Petersonism
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican

This kind of misbehavior against either the express or implied wishes of a pope is nothing new. Our New York friends who remember Cardinal Spellman know that he was alleged, I believe correctly, to have boy lovers. 'Nothing new'? That in itself is hardly news, is it? The abuses have been going on e...
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral
Replies: 34
Views: 2596

Re: Renee Fleming Danny Boy McCain Funeral

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:16 pm
In the first place...
Speaking of places, it's Derry, not Londonderry. You believe in the Danny Boy you don't believe in, and I'll believe in the Danny Boy I do believe in.
by jserraglio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

A tale of two popes is brewing in the Vatican

Why was Cardinal McCarrick allowed into numerous gala Church events if he was, as Archbishop Vigano has claimed, under sanction by Pope Benedict? And why did Vigano, knowing that, give McCarrick a meritorious service award? NYT By Laura Goodstein & Jason Horowitz At a gala dinner in the luxury Pier...