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by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

Answers:
1. Never. Mueller will be investigating till the Rapture if he has to call everybody who bad-mouths Trump.

2. Todo el Muro, señor, no hay problema, México está pagando, ¿recuerdas?

3. None, Jared Kushner has all the credit he needs from Deutsche Bank.
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

CNN's highlights: 1. "This is bigger than I ever dreamed of," (Trump) told (Fox News boss Roger) Ailes a week before the election. "I don't think about losing, because it isn't losing. We've totally won." 2. "The candidate and his top lieutenants believed they could get all the benefits of almost b...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

Newsweek's highlights : 1. Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, described a meeting set up by Donald Trump Jr. with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon is quoted ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Trump and Bannon split up

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:23 pm
I've been watching this most of the day-very pleasurable! Regards, Len :lol:
You might also enjoy the excerpts from Wolff's book in NY Mag. The emperor's foibles are on public display. Trump let Wolff hang out in the WH for weeks. Trojan Horse? Wolff in sheep's clothing?
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Michael Wolff, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, excerpts - NY Magazine

Wolff might be Trump's Trojan Horse. Fascinating. Has the general ring of truth. —————————————————————————————— Donald Trump Didn't Want to Be President Election Night: It “looked as if he had seen a ghost.” One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days. By Michael Wol...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Trump splits with Bannon

And the Donald responds: Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump nemesis Romney eyes Hatch's perch in Senate
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Trump nemesis Romney eyes Hatch's perch in Senate

Politico Mitt Romney, the former Republican nominee, is poised to become the president's chief GOP foil if he's elected to the Senate, as many now expect. Donald Trump had just returned from Utah last month when the president placed a call to his longtime nemesis Mitt Romney. Trump was ostensibly t...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bannon split up
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Trump and Bannon split up

CNN Analysis January 3, 2018 Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian. The...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Battle of the Buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Battle of the Buttons

ABC News Late-night comedians took aim at President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he taunted North Korea earlier in the evening, saying that he had a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear button on his desk. Trump’s comment didn't sit well with some late-night television comedians, including “The L...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Battle of the Buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Battle of the Buttons

25th Amendment, anybody? North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button w...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

The needle was a spoiler; the towers were supposed to be more or less identical. Whatever the critics may huff or puff about, I experienced the towers in their infancy as a thing of beauty. My heart raced every time I saw them (which was every day) in shifting sunlight or encircled by fog. http://ww...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

As to they're being "wondrous towers," a lot of people including myself considered them mediocre architecture. Wondrous in the sense of their inspiring awe, not offered as a praise of their architectural aesthetics, which (since you bring it up) were considerably more pleasing than you think. http:...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Relieved the unfortunate misunderstanding about Levine has been resolved. I used to live within sight of the WTC a long time ago, loved going there, or just staring out my living-room window at those wondrous towers, so I took the massacre of innocents that occurred there very personally, as did man...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads

I'll be interested to see how this plays out-I've been bringing the car into NYC from NJ for years and parking on the upper westside--usually free parking on the street and dealing with alternate side regulations. Of late we've been using hotels in Secaucus NJ so the car is left at their free parki...
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Congestion-pricing plan aims to turn Manhattan streets into toll roads

Wall Street Journal Cuomo is expected to back Manhattan vehicle fee in his address this week With New York’s streets clogged by traffic and its subway system struggling with delays, proponents of a so-called congestion charge on vehicles in Manhattan see new momentum for their cause in 2018. Gov. A...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

barney wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Is that a recent picture of Dutoit? Obviously something fishy there...
Now that you mention it, there is an uncanny resemblance. Monsieur Charles; il est un véritable grand requin blanc.
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CNN goes to pot on New Year's Eve
Replies: 0
Views: 185

CNN goes to pot on New Year's Eve

Fox News looks on in disbelief tinged with envy.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews. ... r.amp.html

by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:13 am
rough out in the garden.
Off the Cape Cod National Seashore right now, sharks are at risk from cold shock.

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by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

it is still minus 22 in Stony Creek. Wow--and here I am complaining about a minus 4 temp coming here on Sat which may make us cancel a dinner reservation we have with friends. Regards, Len [hater of winter] A sunny, balmy 7° here, the Browns finished 0-16 and coach Hue Jackson vows to keep his prom...
by jserraglio
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct

What is hard to believe, except it appears to be true, about all these abusers is how bold they are. They do not just solicit the attention of women who do not welcome it. (On that basis, both my mother and my sister qualify as victims.) They grab, they grope, for God's sake they force their tongue...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Postcard tax filing a pipe dream as CPAs eye early retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Last-Minute Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

Wall Street Journal Accountants face long hours, anxious clients, but ‘it’s never been a better time to be a CPA’ When Mark Astrinos is asked what he does, the response is typically muted. “I’ll just say, ’I’m a CPA,’ and the conversation will end,” said the certified public accountant and financia...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP establishment blasts party radicals for undermining FBI and Mueller
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: GOP establishment blasts party radicals for undermining FBI and Mueller

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:49 pm
they can all still go to Hell, every single one of them.
Lincolnesque Republican Robert S. Mueller is well suited to end this long nightmare and restore our national honor.
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP establishment blasts party radicals for undermining FBI and Mueller
Replies: 3
Views: 383

GOP establishment blasts party radicals for undermining FBI and Mueller

New York Times ‌ WASHINGTON — A growing campaign by President Trump’s most ardent supporters to discredit the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and the law enforcement agencies assisting his investigation is opening new fissures in the Republican Party, with some lawmakers questioning the dam...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Coffee boy' served as liason to Russia for Trump campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 310

'Coffee boy' served as liason to Russia for Trump campaign

New York Times WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. About three...
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's blog
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's blog

A few PDF copies of Hi-Fi/Stereo Review from 1958-62 are hosted at Vintage Vacuum Audio http://www.vintagevacuumaudio.com/magazines-1952-1962/ ========================================== High fidelity's Silver Anniversary Treasury (Hardcover – 1976) https://www.amazon.com/High-fidelitys-Silver-annive...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:51 am
Don't know if all this answers the question of whether we were dealing with a hacker or not? Regards, Len
Why would a hacker delete two messages? Remorse? While leaving one message intact? Unconcerned about being traced?
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:58 am
...it would be important to know if that's true.
IIRC, personal attacks of a similar nature occurred about a year ago re: the Dylan Nobel Award. No doubt then about who was posting them b/c there were replies from me and other members and follow-up responses from the poster.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Postcard tax filing a pipe dream as CPAs eye early retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Last-Minute Rush to Prepay Taxes Gives Way to Confusion and Anger

NYT In Hempstead, a Long Island town where the typical property tax bill tops $10,000, residents have lined up all week to prepay those taxes for next year. They have been trying to save thousands of dollars before the new federal tax bill, which goes into effect on New Year’s Day, sharply limits d...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lewandowski accused of a Trump-style sex assault
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Lewandowski accused of Trump-style sex assault

He's not called "Lewdandowski" for nothing.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

His two subsequent messages, containing further objectionable scapegoating and unhinged personal attack, have been deleted, which in 2017 I reckon counts as a peculiar sort of progress. Maybe the failure to delete the surviving message I quoted was an oversight. Thanks for this update-I wasn't awar...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Nutty. For me it's worse than just nutty-an apology is definitely in order. Regards, Len :( Sounds like a plan. His two subsequent messages, containing further objectionable scapegoating and unhinged personal attack, have been deleted, which in 2017 I reckon counts as a peculiar sort of progress. M...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Chalkperson wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:02 am
Quote deleted
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lewandowski accused of a Trump-style sex assault
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Lewandowski accused of a Trump-style sex assault

"All dogs have their day; even rabid dogs." New York Times A pop singer filed a police report this week accusing Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, of slapping her twice on the buttocks at a party in Washington in November. In a phone interview on Wednesday, the singer, J...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alma Deutscher's opera Cinderella - Glover/Opera San Jose
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Alma Deutscher's opera Cinderella - Glover/Opera San Jose

An opera about opera in a lavish staging. Not bad for an eleven-year-old. See the thread on Prodigies here: http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=47624&p=481753&hilit=alma+deutscher#p481753 Deutscher: Cinderella Jane Glover-Opera San Jose 2017 [streamed on medici.tv 12/20/2017] htt...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment brigade 4 million strong aims to decertify the GOP
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Impeachment brigade 4 million strong aims to decertify the GOP

Politico Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power. SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leade...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Postcard tax filing a pipe dream as CPAs eye early retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Postcard tax filing a pipe dream as CPAs eye early retirement

Wall Street Journal Filers line up at municipal offices before the GOP law kicks in; ‘It’s been insane here’ Homeowners across the nation are rushing this week to prepay their property taxes for 2018 before the Republican tax law kicks in Jan. 1 and effectively raises the levy on higher-end homes. ...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Power Outage
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Cleveland Power Outage

All better. https://www.google.com/amp/fox8.com/2017/12/26/fire-at-substation-leaves-about-40000-without-power-on-clevelands-west-side/amp/ Having just finished grading 100 term papers over the week past for a colleague in personal distress, I am now listening to Prokofiev's R & J ballet complete in...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Cowboy culture' in Brooklyn: hip company Vice Media owns up to its uncool treatment of women
Replies: 0
Views: 329

'Cowboy culture' in Brooklyn: hip company Vice Media owns up to its uncool treatment of women

New York Times Dec. 23, 2017 By Emily Steel One woman said she was riding a Ferris wheel at Coney Island after a company event when a co-worker suddenly took her hand and put it on his crotch. Another said she felt pressured into a sexual relationship with an executive and was fired after she rejec...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

I didn't hear anybody grousing about the "wisdom of the crowd" when its verdict on Levine was favorable. Swed himself brought up the matter of public opinion by implication when he alluded to the mobs in operas and stated that Levine had morphed from public legend to pariah in a matter of weeks. Pub...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

Arrested development and a sense of entitlement may or may not explain anything about Levine. It sounds like psychobabble to me. Fot the public to believe that Levine's accusers are credible is not to imply that Levine is guilty till proven innocent. The maxim about innocence applies in the courtroo...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's blog
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's blog

copies of High Fidelity can still be found, not only in libraries and some private collections but in second-hand bookstores that also carry magazines. This site covers only the [High Fidelity] issues from 1951 through the advent of FM stereo. http://www.americanradiohistory.com/High-Fidelity-Magaz...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims
Replies: 38
Views: 1670

Re: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims

All this looks nice. There was a time when Central Park was considered unsafe by many--my question is how safe are these Cleveland areas you show. And how safe is downtown Cleveland these days? Regards, Len We're talking a contiguous urban parkland of 23,000 acres that adjoins a 32,500-acre nationa...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims
Replies: 38
Views: 1670

Re: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims

never heard of William Stinchcomb. 7SE1Sqzrvic One time I walked into a clearing in the Emerald Necklace at dusk and ran smack into a wild deer herd, about a dozen including fawns. A buck with a magnificent rack lowered his head and moved aggressively toward me. Guess who won? That was about a 30-m...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit

Another accusation comes anonymously from an intern at Tanglewood. I’m glad these women have come forward. I spent a summer as an intern at Tanglewood. Charles Dutoit manouvered me against a wall and put his hand on my breast. I fled his dressing room- I’d only gone in to drop off some documents. I ...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit

never heard of Rasmussen. http://www.newcentury.nu/paula-rasmussen.html Qyg0Ttx16uk Not a good day for the hands-on maestro. According to NL's Slipped Disc blog, the SFSO, CSO, NYPhil and PhilO have all followed Boston in cutting ties with him. https://slippedisc.com/2017/12/just-in-boston-symphony...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit

The BSO has already issued a statement and severed all ties with Dutoit. That was quick.

The RPO says they are looking into the matter but that nobody had ever complained to them about Dutoit.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Sexual assault accusations levelled against Charles Dutoit

Time/Associated Press 'I Felt Like I Was in Hell' 4 Women Accuse World-Renowned Conductor Charles Dutoit of Sexual Assault By Jocelyn Gecker (AP) (SAN FRANCISCO) — Three opera singers and a classical musician say that world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit sexually assaulted them — physically rest...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed

Thanks, jserraglio. Not only is this Alexa something I don't need to have, it sounds like something nobody needs to have. :mrgreen: Except maybe blind people who can't read this information from Lincoln Center's web site. Actually, the Echo is way popular over on Amazon. This kind of voice-activate...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims
Replies: 38
Views: 1670

Re: Far-right aims to wall Europe off from Muslims

On the plus side of the ledger, one of my favorite places was the bank of the Hudson outside Tarrytown. I understood then why rivers are sacred to Native Americans. Runners-up: the Cape Cod national seashore, New York harbor on a cloudless day. The walkway of Brooklyn Bridge. Best of the lot. I live...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Didn't know Lincoln Center was closed

Alexa is a voice-activated virtual assistant that uses the Cloud to retrieve information. I have it embedded in on my Amazon Firestick streaming devices and it works startlingly well but I stopped using it after checking it out. I refuse to talk to a damn computer. Alexa is also embedded in several ...