A Christmas Olive Branch

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A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by jack stowaway » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:15 am

What would other posters think of the idea of extending an olive branch to our members-in-exile, Brendan and Saul?

The forum is noticeably blander for their absence. More civil, perhaps; less controversial, certainly, but blander. I speak as one who has copped a tongue-lashing from both on various occasions.

I also look forward to the day Corlyss and Ralph resume posting. Corlyss, in particular, is missed. Her staunch conservatism and acerbic rejoinders to our left-liberal members lent much-needed spice to the forum.

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Werner » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:27 am

I've been agitating for civility in these discussions and see some progress in that area. No point reversing that. I do miss Ralph's posts and hope he finds his way back here eventually.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by living_stradivarius » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:29 am

One of them would probably agitate over this thread and argue over why it's a Xmas olive branch and not a Chanukah one. :lol:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:20 am

living_stradivarius wrote:One of them would probably agitate over this thread and argue over why it's a Xmas olive ranch and not a Chanukah one. :lol:
The other one would have to eat Humble Pie because the iPad did end up turning into the Gaming Platform he was so adamant that it could not be...best to leave things as they are, methinks... :wink:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:15 am

Not much civility was extended to Cosima. I would hate to
see her leave this board. I learned a lot from her posts and from her
most pleasant remarks.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

Regards,
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by david johnson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:40 am

NO

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by John F » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:13 am

Why?

Yes, I wish Ralph would look in now and again.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:24 am

jack stowaway wrote:What would other posters think of the idea of extending an olive branch to our members-in-exile, Brendan and Saul?
I think you are misunderstanding "Troll the ancient yuletide carol."

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by living_stradivarius » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:10 am

jbuck919 wrote:
jack stowaway wrote:What would other posters think of the idea of extending an olive branch to our members-in-exile, Brendan and Saul?
I think you are misunderstanding "Troll the ancient yuletide carol."
'Tis the season to be jolly, trollololol lol lol lol lol lol
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by absinthe » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:08 am

About time you lot learned to con-troll yourselves.

:mrgreen:

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Donald Isler » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:12 am

I agree with Chalkie, David Johnson and Dad (Werner). But I do miss Ralph's participation here.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Steinway » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:12 am

I am also a member in exile.

Since my name wasn't mentioned, I feel slighted but maybe the memory of my former presence has faded into obscurity. :wink:

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by HoustonDavid » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:57 am

No Trolls Inside The Wire!! Steve (BWV 1080), Jacque (piston) and I (HoustonDavid)
are arming ourselves in protest (check out the "Gun Owner" thread). :mrgreen:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:00 pm

Cliftwood wrote:I am also a member in exile.

Since my name wasn't mentioned, I feel slighted but maybe the memory of my former presence has faded into obscurity. :wink:
Maybe you just haven't made yourself anywhere near so notorious as you suppose, mon vieux? ; )

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by HoustonDavid » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:01 pm

BTW, has anyone done any "recruiting" via PM's to see if we might get a few of
our more like-ably interesting people back where they belong? If not, why not?
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Barry » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:30 pm

I certainly miss Brendan and would enjoy having him back. His contributions were unique and often very informative.

I'd also have no problem with Saul coming back.

But I appear to be in the minority on this.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Barry » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:31 pm

karlhenning wrote:
Cliftwood wrote:I am also a member in exile.

Since my name wasn't mentioned, I feel slighted but maybe the memory of my former presence has faded into obscurity. :wink:
Maybe you just haven't made yourself anywhere near so notorious as you suppose, mon vieux? ; )

Cheers,
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That's one interpretation.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:01 pm

Barry wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Cliftwood wrote:I am also a member in exile.

Since my name wasn't mentioned, I feel slighted but maybe the memory of my former presence has faded into obscurity. :wink:
Maybe you just haven't made yourself anywhere near so notorious as you suppose, mon vieux? ; )
That's one interpretation.
Then, too, it isn't as if I read every post in the Pub.

Do I miss much, would you say, Barry?

Cheers,
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Barry » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:04 pm

karlhenning wrote:
Barry wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Cliftwood wrote:I am also a member in exile.

Since my name wasn't mentioned, I feel slighted but maybe the memory of my former presence has faded into obscurity. :wink:
Maybe you just haven't made yourself anywhere near so notorious as you suppose, mon vieux? ; )
That's one interpretation.
Then, too, it isn't as if I read every post in the Pub.

Do I miss much, would you say, Barry?

Cheers,
~Karl
Well if you think that's the reason there hasn't been a groundswell of support for bringing Harris back to the Pub, you apparently do. :wink:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Jean » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:51 pm

I really don't feel qualified to give an opinion here because I still think of myself as very new. Things are a lot more civil since Saul no longer posts. On the other, it's a little less lively as well.

In general, I wish we would all share more than we do on topics other than politics and climate change/science.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Steinway » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:58 pm

Thank you, Barry, for your tongue in cheek reponse.


I knew I could count on you for support.

Karl..

Much appreciated, friend, but I fear your opinions are not going to be met with much enthusiasm.

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:07 pm

Just to point out that my opinion does not include Corlyss, I think everyone wishes that one day (soon) she will return, and obviously we all miss Uncle Ralph...
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:11 pm

Cliftwood wrote:Karl..

Much appreciated, friend, but I fear your opinions are not going to be met with much enthusiasm.
Won't be the first time I possess enthusiasms all my own!

Cheers,
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:15 pm

karlhenning wrote:Won't be the first time I possess enthusiasms all my own!
I may still be the only one on CMG who likes the Maksim Dmitriyevich cycle of his dad's symphonies ; )

Cheers,
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:30 pm

karlhenning wrote:
karlhenning wrote:Won't be the first time I possess enthusiasms all my own!
I may still be the only one on CMG who likes the Maksim Dmitriyevich cycle of his dad's symphonies ; )

Cheers,
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Hopefully that is indeed the case... :mrgreen:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by HoustonDavid » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:10 pm

Maxim who????? :?
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:59 pm

HoustonDavid wrote:Maxim who????? :?
Shostakovich, Karl likes to impress us with this ability he has to write (and speak) like a Russian... :wink:
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by jack stowaway » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:17 pm

Fair enough, no olives and no branch. But I think I'm not the only poster who feels its gotten a little quiet around here.

Hurry up and get well, Cor.

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by HoustonDavid » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:48 pm

Actually, I was pleading for enlightenment, thinking I might have missed somebody
named Dmitriyevich, that is, somebody who only had a first and middle name.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:37 am

HoustonDavid wrote:Actually, I was pleading for enlightenment, thinking I might have missed somebody
named Dmitriyevich, that is, somebody who only had a first and middle name.
Chalkie has furnished the illumination, so I'll continue to sit in shadow ; )

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by John F » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:21 am

jack stowaway wrote:Fair enough, no olives and no branch. But I think I'm not the only poster who feels its gotten a little quiet around here.
Hurry up and get well, Cor.
If so, then I'm glad of it.
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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by karlhenning » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 am

This species of quiet, I don't find any particular fault with.

But I've been called strange before. At times, even here in The Pub ; )

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Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

Post by Mark Harwood » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:22 am

I like it much more the way it is now. We just don't need people like Saul & Brendan. Who would tolerate them in a face-to-face discussion?
I do look forward to reading Corlyss's trenchant views again.
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