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by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

^^^

When we get done with that, can we sing "Buffalo gals" for a while? I can't get the tune out of my head . . . At least it's not the Oscar Mayer weiner song.
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan
Replies: 38
Views: 1315

Re: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan

JackC wrote:The fact is that no one has any clue how the vast new set of regulations and government agencies are going to effect healthcare.
I had to employ my standard yardstick for such opaque government mumbo jumbo as the current discussions: if it was any good for me, they wouldn't do it.
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Alex Chilton, of The Letter fame, dead at 59

Boy! Does that take me back a ways. wD9mCp8SifM Influential Musician Brought Soulful Touch to 'the Letter' By JIM FUSILLI Alex Chilton, an influential and admired musician who achieved success with two rock groups in the '60s and '70s, died Wednesday in New Orleans after suffering an apparent heart ...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama trades water for votes
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Obama trades water for votes

The pumps were turned on again last summer. I seriously doubt that it had anything to do with buying votes. The Democrats have already bought the votes of most California farm workers, and most farmers would emigrate to Afghanistan before they'd vote for a Democrat. Thanks for the links, David. The...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Without firing a shot?

NancyElla wrote:Glad you said that--you can get away with it! If I'da called it drivel, I hate to think what names I would have been called! :lol:
:lol: Not by me! :wink:
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26425

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

DavidRoss wrote:Aw, what would a guy like Singer know?
His letter is more significant because he's one of the leading AGW hysterics, right up there with Jones and Mann and Hansen.
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

I'll mail mine on 1 April, just to avoid having to put up with an unwanted visitor in case they really meant "don't mail before 1 April." I suppose I could drop dead between now an then, but what are the chances? And nobody else would know to put in my cats and dogs . . .
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Without firing a shot?

It's David Limbaugh - not Rush. I know that. It's no help. I was unfamiliar with David Limbaugh. It seems he is the younger brother of Rush, has a law degree, and writes conservative (or more accurately, judging from the titles, anti-liberal) books and articles. There are more cogent thinkers avail...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: I can't believe it

Perhaps I was too obscure with my reference to Gelb: the Obama administration is turning out the Foreign Affairs establishment to help it cover up its monumental gaff. Once again, this adminstration proves it couldn't find its ass with both hands. Instead of letting the whole thing die down, they ha...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Interruptathon...
Replies: 23
Views: 577

Re: The Interruptathon...

Isn't a politician supposed to just stay on message? Of course he is. And it's the job of a good ethical reporter to press him hard. The subject is the mean right-wing Fox jounalist dared to interrupt the The One to try to get him to answer the questions and stop spamming the audience. That's not h...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Interruptathon...
Replies: 23
Views: 577

Re: The Interruptathon...

Obama showed considerable courage in consenting to that interview at all. :lol: He agreed to go on Fox because they have the viewers , including many moderate democrats and the critical independents who have been fleeing Obamacare in droves. He's been preaching to the well-groomed and meticulously ...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rudd in Trouble With Voters Over Many Issues, Incl. AGW
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Rudd in Trouble With Voters Over Many Issues, Incl. AGW

Kevin Rudd must get back in touch with voters From: The Australian March 17, 2010 12:00AM Increase Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these?The Prime Minister should remember why he won in 2007 THE...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 1209

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

None of this puts a stop to a reasonable discussion of global warming, but some posters seem to be implying that it is not known that CO2 has this effect at all. Put more CO2, or any greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere and you will get a greater greenhouse effect, period, and it is necessarily a ca...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26425

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

A physicist supports sound climate physics From Professor Fred Singer To the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom: I am an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and a co-organizer of a Petition drive to the APS Council to modify or withdraw the published APS Statement on Climate Change [se...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Welfare State Model is Unsustainable: Australia Edtion
Replies: 0
Views: 204

The Welfare State Model is Unsustainable: Australia Edtion

Gee, this all sounds sooooooooo familiar! 8) Kevin Rudd puts Ken Henry tax review on hold Joe Kelly From: The Australian March 04, 2010 11:17AM KEVIN Rudd has put the Henry tax review firmly on the backburner, confirming today that his $50 billion public health takeover plan is his top priority. Th...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: I can't believe it

They even trotted out Leslie Gelb to throw fuel on the fire! :D Israel Plays with Fire by Leslie H. Gelb March 16, 2010 | 11:16pm A slap in the face to Biden on settlements, and now a new insult: Israel is playing a dangerous game with America. Leslie H. Gelb on how the dispute badly damages U.S. p...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama trades water for votes
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Obama trades water for votes

Don't know if any of you have been paying attention to the way in which the feds have handled the water issue in the San Joaquin valley in Ca. Last year, in a typically environmentalist-driven self-inflicted wound, the feds cut the water off to the farmers in the valley because of some crappy little...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Interruptathon...
Replies: 23
Views: 577

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 Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Without firing a shot?

By all means, let's raise the libs favorite bug-a-bear of Joe McCarthy. :shock:
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: I can't believe it

Pardon me, gentlemen, but this is all kabuki without any substance. White House leakers are the source of this whole trope.
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Without firing a shot?

rwetmore wrote:It's David Limbaugh - not Rush.
I know that. It's no help.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Tis St. Pat's and Franco-American Day in Maine
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: 'Tis St. Pat's and Franco-American Day in Maine

What's a "Petits Canadas?"
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Without firing a shot?

Obama showed his true colors when he quipped at one pr event, "We won!" in response to some question re: adopting some Republican concepts.

Limbaugh is not really worth reading. There's lots more realistic analysis out there to be had from sites like Power Line and RealClearPolitics.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Tis St. Pat's and Franco-American Day in Maine
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: 'Tis St. Pat's and Franco-American Day in Maine

Franco-American? I thought that was a faux Italian canned cuisine mfgr.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema

moreno wrote:When the tantrum is over, maybe you can read my post again.
Do you want to talk about two movies or a practice. I didn't see either of those movies so I can't comment on them. If you want to talk about a practice, I don't see it based on two movies.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G

while remaking favorite old movies rates a big "Go f**k yourself" ? Garrett's got an interesting take on movies as a product. I don't have an opinion on his take. From my POV the answer to your questions is simple: remakes are usually infintely worse than the original, often altered in some way to ...
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema

moreno wrote:A thing that I find kind of disturbing is the way to use classical music as a mean of depicting a bourgeois family.
Two examples are nothing more than two examples, not a trend.
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hummel Piano Concerto 3 in b minor op. 89
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Hummel Piano Concerto 3 in b minor op. 89

Where's Danny when you really need him!
by Corlyss_D
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide
Replies: 40
Views: 1776

Re: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide

From Batchelor's site: The Obama administration has picked a contrived diplomatic fight with Bibi Netanyahu over the last week, and it is sad and inevitable that this mistake turn into a nightmare in Israel. The ever opportunistic PA launches its arranged mobs of rock-throwing unemployed goons (on P...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: Robins Abound!

We have cardinals year round--they looked wonderful on the snow! We have had the robins for a few weeks now, but not yet the big migrating flocks that sometimes fill the lawn. Lucky! I really miss them. We never had more than 5 at any one time - our nesting pair were very territorial. If a male was...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toronto Humane Society managers face animal cruelty charges
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Toronto Humane Society managers face animal cruelty charges

It's a tragic situation, a double bind. Best intentions can't compensate for a lack of funds. Don't know that criminal charges are the solution to this particular problem, esp with shelters being given more animals because their owners find them financially inconvenient. People assume responsibility...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

Me too. Thought it might be the census form itself, but no, just a letter saying the form would be coming. Waste of paper. Actually, the situation is pretty much what John said. Kudos, John, if you just reasoned out that analysis. I actually heard something on it on FN Special Report yesterday. If ...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stratfor: Germany Takes Charge of Europe, Again
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Stratfor: Germany Takes Charge of Europe, Again

Europe's engine Mar 11th 2010 From The Economist print edition Why Germany needs to change, both for its own sake and for others ELSEWHERE in the world, Europe is widely regarded as a continent whose economy is rigid and sclerotic, whose people are work-shy and welfare-dependent, and whose industria...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Israel's Titanic moment: Does Obama want Bibi's head?

No! Chronic victimhood mixed with occasional paranoia isn't becoming to anyone.
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 10178

Re: Jewish Art

Quite frankly, I don't like it at all. He's mediocre at best. The artist is ethnic. What do you expect? Rembrandt? Probably just a knock on Saul, like whoever was crabbing about his computer art not being real art, whatever that is. Tell that to the folks at Pixar. If you really want to enjoy the a...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why It Is Important to Know About the DoJ 7
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Why It Is Important to Know About the DoJ 7

I don't much care if the 7 are working in organized crime or white collar crime or anti-trust or just about any other field within DoJ, but they must under all circumstances be kept away from terrorism prosecutions and access to national security information. Gitmo's Indefensible Lawyers Legal coun...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 26425

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

IPCC takes anothe hit for being . . . wrong on the projections. UN climate change claims on rainforests were wrong, study suggests The United Nations' climate change panel is facing fresh criticism after new research contradicted the organisation's claims about the devastating effect climate change...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Temperatures at 16 Antarctic stations, 1951-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Temperatures at 16 Antarctic stations, 1951-2009

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/met/gjma/temps.html (Click on "Annual and seasonal temperature trends around Antarctica for 1951-2009 (colour)" at the bottom of the webpage) No editorializing. Just the facts. Yeah, but what's the main reason for concern about the temps at the poles? Ice melt. And yet t...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 1209

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

One might very well say that about the missing cold weather data as well: just because it was not collected for over 20 years, and temp stations were consistently located in heat islands, doesn't mean countervaling cold temp data didn't exist; it was simply either never collected or it was ignored ...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 1209

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

I'm guessing most AGW acceptance stems from the fact that people have latched too strongly onto the general concept of the CO2-greenhouse effect. If by most you mean ordinary folk, I disagree - it's science ignorance and a lack of critical thinking skills. If you're talking scientists, for non-clim...
by Corlyss_D
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jewish Art
Replies: 22
Views: 10178

Re: Jewish Art

Has the word monomania occurred to anyone yet? :D
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?

I agree with Fergus. A first timer to Telemann should go with concertos and ouvertures, particularly his "Wassermusik" or Hamburg Tides, just about the only thing of his that gets air time. That Brilliant set has 2 discs of chamber music, trios and such, which is apt to bore a newcomer. Go for the o...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What ever happened to men's hats?
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: What ever happened to men's hats?

Baseball hats, berets, and do-rags don't even rate on the elegance scale.
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite Dawn Upshaw?
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Your favorite Dawn Upshaw?

Golijov
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How many cities have you called "home?"
Replies: 31
Views: 804

Re: How many cities have you called "home?"

Trieste, Italy Livorno, Italy I'm so jealous! How old were you when you were over there? One of my life-goals is to live in Italy for a few years. Still trying to figure out how to make that work. -G Well, I wasn't really a conscious human being at 6-9 yrs of age, but I still got a lot out of it. W...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Robins Abound!
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: Robins Abound!

My friend's place in SF is surrounded by trees with a certain kind of berry that the robins go crazy over every spring. By April, those berries are all gone (and so are the robins)! Try raisins to get them back. They love raisins. One of my fondest memories was watching a mother robin with her 3 ro...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Graves, Dead at 83
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Peter Graves, Dead at 83

I challenge anyone to quote that series of exchanges between the two black guys. :D
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide
Replies: 40
Views: 1776

Re: Israeli settlement action 'an insult': Obama aide

It's time for the United States to step back and fashion its policy according to what is in the interests of the United States and not necessarily in the interests of Israel. That's exactly what the US has been doing. The civil/human rights pimps may not like the fact that Israel is as close to a d...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Request for recommendations of pianists performing Chopin
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: request for recommendatins of pianists performing Chopin

.....Bulletin Board Service. That's the Net.0 name for places like CMG where people post and reply. It's why I use the term "board(s)" when referring to us. I've been an active participant in "BBS's" for 7 years but never before came across the term, either in its abbreviation or its full form. "Bo...
by Corlyss_D
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stunningly Beautiful Set of Handel's Op. 4 Organ Concertos
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Stunningly Beautiful Set of Handel's Op. 4 Organ Concertos

Lance wrote: E. Power Biggs
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You have to anesthetize me first.