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by karlhenning
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 3901

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

No, there is not much reassurance available at present.
by karlhenning
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump

In his statement, Senator McCain he alludes not only to the Romney speech but to the following open letter of March 2 on Donald Brump signed by 95 Republican national security experts: We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion o...
by karlhenning
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 3901

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

Maybe so, but if his "fan base" doesn't take in a lot of people who regularly vote Republican as the party of, for example, Ronald Reagan, he can't get elected. And if the party regulars, who include the volunteers needed to get out the vote, sit on their hands, then the politically inexperienced T...
by karlhenning
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 3901

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

The fundamental problem with the GOP establishment banding together "to stop El Tupé" is, that his appeal to his fanbase rests largely on his defiance of the establishment.

As Cillizza of the WaPo observed today, Romney's speech today is largely a gift to El Tupé.

Sombrely,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Betting on the (political) races
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Betting on the (political) races

Which party will win the White House, regardless of the nominee?
Democratic 62¢
Republican 39¢
But:

Husna Haq wrote:In fact, Clinton holds only a 2.8-point advantage over Trump in the current Real Clear Politics average of polls, well within the margin of error.

RTWT here.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Betting on the (political) races
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Betting on the (political) races

The bettors on PredictIt are fallible after all. Cruz, not Trump. won Alaska and Oklahoma; Rubio, not Trump, won Minnesota; Sanders, not Clinton, won Minnesota. That's enough to persuade me that the PBS NewsHour story (see the first message in this thread) was overstated, and I'll stop following Pr...
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

"And while Mr. Sanders frequently points out that he was a member of a committee that helped draft Obamacare, he still wants to scrap it in favor of a European-style single-payer model ..." Putting it just that way—that Sanders "wants to scrap" the ACA—is a pro-Hillary misstatement of Sanders's pos...
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New classical music job pour moi!
Replies: 17
Views: 2709

Re: New classical music job pour moi!

Outstanding!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Sea level is rising

John F wrote:The action of plate tectonics is irrelevant, as it would not cause a worldwide rise in sea level.
Exactly. Randall's characteristic blend of "a little knowledge" and tailoring the "facts" to "prove" his desired conclusion . . . .

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Sea level is rising

Oh, but that niffs so strong of junk science.

So, yes: let's see the proof, the examples.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: The Republican dilemma

CNN commentator: It's over; Trump is going to be the Republican nominee At least Jeb had the guts to face the truth and withdraw. John Kasich is a nice guy, and he gives good hugs, but under what scenario does he actually win? Carson is just as surprised as you and me that he's still on stage, whic...
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Republican dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: The Republican dilemma

Are Republicans finally coming up with a plan to beat Donald Trump?
Linda Feldmann wrote:... one click closer to an outcome once thought unfathomable ....
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sea level is rising
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Sea level is rising

rwetmore wrote:Of course, sea live rise, which has causes other than warming ....
Thank you for the laugh.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Cruz and Rubio: two sides of same coin?

John F wrote:. . . The Republicans' pros recognize this and are scrambling to find some way to prevent it, but I'm enjoying their discomfiture too. Onward!
Chris Cillizza: "Trust me: If the establishment could have stopped Trump, it would have done so a long time ago."

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?

BWV 1080 wrote:Apparently no mention of Boulez's passing despite the fact that he received 26 Grammy's
Oh, I thought that Lady Ga-Ga performed a tribute to Boulez . . . .

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Isn't Glenn Beck wonderful?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Isn't Glenn Beck wonderful?

You can't make this stuff up . . . .

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2398933

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Hindemith
Clarinet Quintet
Klaus Löffler, cl
Buchberger Quartet


Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Grammys Feb. 15, 2016-Classical Music Winners-Really?

Today's NY Times report on the Grammys does not even include the word "classical." The Guardian doesn't either, but at least it provides a link to the Grammy site where there's a list of the winners and other nominees. For the general public, it seems that classical music isn't even a niche - it si...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Last night's Democratic debate
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: Last night's Democratic debate

Hillary isn't ideal, and I'm disappointed that the Democrats haven't produced more candidates who are "ready for prime time" [...] I think your disappointment is actually with Hillary's having front-loaded the Primary season, so that what was expected was a Coronation, and each succeeding Primary w...
by karlhenning
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: evolution of my feelings about composers over the long term
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: evolution of my feelings about composers over the long t

Any esthetic that sets Mozart as the standard of musical excellence can't accommodate Wagner or Debussy or Bartók, and vice versa. And any esthetic that accommodates all that music and more, must be too generalized and abstract to say anything significant. Do you mean this in earnest, John ? That a...
by karlhenning
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 545
Views: 121916

Re: Henningmusick

Yesterday, my phone's calendar buzzed me with a reminder, which at first was entirely opaque to me. Luckily, I did think to open the item . . . still, it took me a few seconds before it registered. Sometime last fall I sent Ear Buds to Charles Peltz , who wrote back that there may be a chance of a ...
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: evolution of my feelings about composers over the long term
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: evolution of my feelings about composers over the long t

Also, I think that viewing Brahms's orchestration as pretty one-color , albeit not how I should have put it, could simply be describing a range of color within which Brahms was wont to work . . . a specific and characteristic range rather than a limitation . I don't quite agree with our John B in c...
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brooklyn Best
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Brooklyn Best

Tough crowd! ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thoughts on the music of Nino Rota (1911-1979)
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Thoughts on the music of Nino Rota (1911-1979)

Enjoyed his soundtrack to Death on the Nile, which offhand is the only Rota I can recall having definitely heard.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

That piece doesn't take account of the serious shortcomings in Sanders's campaign themes, such as that none of his proposals has a chance of becoming law, his promises are therefore empty, and if they did, the resulting deficits would be enormous. Iowa and New Hampshire look to me like mere persona...
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

From the HuffPo , FWIW: 4 Reasons Sanders Can Win the General Jedediah Purdy Professor, Duke Law School; Author, 'A Tolerable Anarchy' The New Hampshire primaries, which Bernie Sanders is winning by seventeen points at the time of writing, are the first test of the Clinton campaign's signature atta...
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????

IcedNote wrote:They were mighty fine props, yes they were!

-G
And Dudamel is realizing his pop kulchur aspirations! ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

John F wrote:
karlhenning wrote:It's just a column, of course: Don’t assume Clinton will start winning again after New Hampshire.
Dream on! :)
Oh, as I stipulated, I read it as only one column : )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

The results: Republican primary Donald J. Trump 34.4% John Kasich 16.2% Ted Cruz 11.5% Jeb Bush 11.1% Marco Rubio 10.5% Democratic primary Bernie Sanders 59.5% Hillary Clinton 38.7% The only surprises, for me, are the order of the Republicans after Trump, and that apparently more women voted for Sa...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

Karl it just shows how disgusted Americans are with the system-I'm one of them and that's why I like Sanders--may not vote for him but agree with his message. Regards, Len Absolutely, Len . And part of the problem IMO is Hillary's deafness to just how her message sounds to anyone not named "Clinton...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????

A variation on the old do it for the exposure wheeze. Good to know their expenses were covered anyway.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

rwetmore wrote:Whatever. Neither of you have provided once source, credible or otherwise, that refutes my claim that the satellite record shows no discernible warming for the last 18+ years.
Haven't lost your appetite for trolling one bit, have you?

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

Now, the polls which show El Tupé leading in New Hampshire . . . do those canvass registered Republicans only? Independents can participate in the primary, essentially adopted a temporary allegiance before re-registering as Independent. I'm wondering if I should worry that someone of El Tupé’s (for...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: And, in the Granite State

Patience, Karl, patience - they've only just started to vote. The results from Dixville Notch etc. are Sanders 17 votes, Clinton 9. Everybody expects Sanders to win the Democratic primary in his neighbor state. The question is, after he wins that walkover, whether he'll win anywhere else. :mrgreen:...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: Dudamel and YOLA at Super Bowl--Why????

John F wrote:If the kids were paid for the gig - and I assume they were
You do? Why [do you assume so]? And by whom [were they paid]?

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: And, in the Granite State
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

And, in the Granite State

Only the start, of course, but The Anointed One has not fared well in the first three hamlets to vote: http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/09/bernie-sanders-prevails-and-g-o-p-has-3-way-tie-as-3-new-hampshire-towns-vote/ Most (all?) of the polls show Sanders with an advantage over C...
by karlhenning
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

It took me less than ten minutes to find the Wikipedia article and then to find and grasp the Skeptical Science refutation of your Climate Depot source. If you cared about getting the science right, instead of using discredited science and scientists to try and shore up your discredited view, you'd...
by karlhenning
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

John F wrote: Hillary Clinton's sex is a valid reason to elect her president, not the only one.
That sounds reasonable. Unlike Madeleine Albright's sermonizing that (in only slight paraphrase) "There's a special place in hell for women who don't vote for Hillary."

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

BTW, did you watch the debate? I had choir rehearsal (started teaching them some Byrd and de Victoria), and could not. What are your takeaways, John?

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Sanders tops Clinton by 2-to-1 margin in New Hampshire Hold on, nobody's actually voted yet and won't until Tuesday. :) Anyway, that's pretty much as expected, right? New Hampshire has usually been friendly to candidates from their New England neighbors. The former Senator from New York was the vic...
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

[...] Stop hoping for him, just stop it. I see your point . . . but tell it to New Hampshire: Sanders tops Clinton by 2-to-1 margin in New Hampshire Those who plan to participate in the Democratic primary are also more open to both of their party's remaining candidates than Republicans are to their...
by karlhenning
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Everyone carries negative baggage. Bernie Sanders has gotten a free ride so far because his chances looked poor, but that's changed and no doubt investigative reporters are on his case. Absolutely, both because his chances looked slender, and because (* ahem *) the media found it easier to tail alo...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

[...] But my bottom line, and my top line too, is winning the presidency in November, and as much of Congress and as many statehouses as possible. From my perspective, then, the debates aren't an opportunity but an obstacle, with one candidate making wild unkeepable promises which may nevertheless ...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Again, not that you address me here, I am quite a distance from it, let alone over it. I think the editorial is of local importance, rather than of any necessity to the present primary process. With that understanding, I entirely see an Iowan wanting to clean things up and adopt best practices, see...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

Okay, last one for the moment ( just found this fascinating editorial). Nota bene , although I prefer Sanders to Clinton, I do not clamor for a recount. The Des Moines Register says, go back and get it right: The Iowa Democratic Party must act quickly to assure the accuracy of the caucus results, b...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

I also get that (aside from sober consideration that Sanders as the nominee remains at press time a long-shot) the Senator from Vermont has a learning curve, arcing from "this state of affairs is obscene" to "this is a realistic, actionable item" (which, of course, was part of E.J. Dionne's piece)....
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Baghdad becomes a Walled City
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Baghdad becomes a Walled City

How will we get Mexico to pay for the big, beautiful wall? (<-- only kidding)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

There must have been people who voted for JFK who, before he entered their awareness as a thinking, speaking fellow citizen, would never have considered voting for a Catholic.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 6860

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

There's certainly a point in there. But I don't believe Sanders would start off with half the voters unwilling to consider someone like him —by the time he reaches the nomination (if he do), some portion of the electorate will have given him some ear. Again (and elsewhere John B was making the poin...