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by jserraglio
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!

What an edifying picture, Belle. A wealthy family sitting around the television or computer, drinking wine, and smugly congratulating themselves on their superior insight, sneering at their lessers. Somehow it really rings true. If Kamala’s interview can be said to echo Beckett, Belle ’s latest pag...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!

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"Deckchairs, garçon. And could we trouble you to serve us that tasty Napa Valley WHITE?"
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:40 am
drinking white wine and in hysterics.
Party on!
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

erstwhile journalist zero sense of inquiry about alternative viewpoints trapped in the groupthink truncheon-carrying authoritarians failed Fairfax Media put your fingers in your ears shout at your political opponents call yourself a ‘centrist’ you can't expect much more from people who aren't ... e...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

Anybody on the planet who didn't think a country like Australia was going to let this issue fly by uncontested - when our GDP is heavily dependent upon the resources sector - is either silly or being deliberately obtuse. I couldn’t agree more. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51251408594_658b78f...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

Science became politicised a long time ago. Basically, it started when governments, as opposed to philanthropic organisations, started giving out research grant money. This of course put the onus on many of the recipients to come up with findings that were in 'synch' with whatever scientific flavou...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing Critical Race Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Demonizing Critical Race Theory

NBC Critical race theory battle invades school boards — with help from conservative groups A booby-trapped billboard. A list of demands. A conservative media frenzy. Jeff Porter, superintendent of a wealthy suburban school district in Maine, had no idea that his community was about to become part o...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing Critical Race Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Demonizing Critical Race Theory

WAPO OPINION Republicans are afraid of history by Jennifer Rubin Why has “critical race theory,” an obscure academic term of uncertain meaning (especially to those who vilify it), risen as a top target in the GOP’s culture wars? It is not new, nor is it controversial. Education Week explains: “The ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emails show how DOJ rebuffed Trump’s Chief of Staff’s efforts to overturn the election, labeling them ‘pure insanity’
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Emails show how DOJ rebuffed Trump’s Chief of Staff’s efforts to overturn the election, labeling them ‘pure insanity’

CNN New emails show how Trump and his allies pressured Justice Department to try to challenge 2020 election New emails from Justice Department and White House officials show how President Donald Trump's allies pressured then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to consider false and outlandish all...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

Belle wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:51 pm
Welcome to the brave new world.
’Tis new to thee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHZgzWg-1U

by jserraglio
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Brownian Movement (2010)
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Brownian Movement (2010)

A fascinating, beautifully filmed with a minimum of dialogue, psychological study of a troubled doctor who destroys her career and nearly her marriage with a sexual obsession. Directed by Nanouk Leopold of the Netherlands. Starring Sandra Hüller.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

maestrob wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 am
So far, as usual, no answer.
One must make allowances, finding and transcribing only the Right talking points is not for the faint of heart.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump agrees to dog-sit for Biden during the G-7 if only he could stay over in the White House
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Trump agrees to dog-sit for Biden during the G-7 if only he could stay over in the White House

NEW YORKER https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowit ... during-g-7

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WH First Dog, Major Biden, is reportedly itching to sink his teeth into a McDonald Big Lie with cheese.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing Critical Race Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Demonizing Critical Race Theory

The US has engaged in some form of apartheid since post-Reconstruction days. I don’t need to read any more widely about it. I include it in a popular elective I teach in a very conservative Catholic high school. I grew up immersed in Cleveland, Ohio’s peculiar institution of apartheid. Cry, the belo...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.

maestrob wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:51 am
Joe, just wondering if you are still interested in that contract as a writer for Jimmy Fallon?
Negative. Teaching CRT is about as cool as it gets for me.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:47 am
He should be expelled from the Senate, and possible criminal charges investigated?
Yes, but in your heart, you know he’s in the Right.
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin
Replies: 4
Views: 68

YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

FORBES https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2021/06/12/youtube-suspends-republican-senator-ron-johnsons-account-for-violating-covid-19-policy/?sh=63b20fbf46eb YouTube Suspends Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s Account For Violating Covid-19 Policy So sad! You’d fit right in with the ultra righties ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.

You wouldn't get the vaccine/s if you watched this and these people are far more credible than the New York Times . . . NBC4 WCMH-TV. Osteopathic physician, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, tells Ohio lawmakers COVID-19 vaccine can leave people magnetized and interfaced with 5G towers https://www.nbc4i.com/new...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump and Bill O'Reilly Announce Historical Tour Together
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Trump and Bill O'Reilly Announce Historical Tour Together

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:42 pm
You can't make this stuff up! :roll:
Ava Gardner’s comment on hearing that her ex, Frank Sinatra, had married 21-year-old Mia Farrow: “I always knew Frank would wind up in bed with a little boy.”
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

barney wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Not sure if I mentioned that I have recently reread (at least the fourth time) Heller's Good as Gold, also pure genius. So many laugh out loud moments,
You did, and I put it on my gotta read list. I used to own it but sold it off.

Oscar Wilde and Joseph Heller. The two funniest guys I ever read.
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement

I never heard it as a slogan, but, no crt anyway. See the AP News story printed above: << Opponents gathered outside carrying signs that read “No CRT” >> A film-studies course I teach is liable to be singled out for indoctrinating tender teen sensibilities with CRT — I’ve already picked out my pers...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: The Vaccines We Have Are Good. But They Could Be So Much Better.

Belle wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:28 pm
these people are far more credible than the New York Times (a huge understatement - the masters of censorship!!)
What percentage of the Australian population did you say has been vaccinated?
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement

No CRT. The Right’s NO CRT slogan is a retread of Nancy Reagans’s — Just Say No — does it even know what critical race theory is? A Nevada watchdog group proposes that teachers wear body cams so they can be monitored for CRT violations. Big Sister’s watching you. AP NEWS RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ha...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Merrick to Mitch on voter suppression: ‘See you in the courts’
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Merrick to Mitch on voter suppression: ‘See you in the courts’

Not putting Merrick Garland on the Court: Big mistake in retrospect by Mitch McMoocher and his GOPers. He can do more as an activist AG with vast powers than he ever could as a single justice. POLITICO Garland declares voting rights expansion 'central' to democracy The attorney general's speech com...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: People of Praise, religious cult with ties to SCOTUS Justice Amy Coney Barrett, faces sexual abuse of children reckoning
Replies: 3
Views: 88

People of Praise, religious cult with ties to SCOTUS Justice Amy Coney Barrett, faces sexual abuse of children reckoning

WASHINGTON POST EXCLUSIVE https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/06/11/people-praise-barrett-sexual-misconduct/ EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — In December, Katie Logan called the police in this Minneapolis suburb to unearth a buried secret: Her high school physics teacher had sexually assaulted ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

Trump has Two Corinthians he doesn’t read, I have Catch-22 I do.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

I thought Yossarian couldn't talk because he died before he could be processed. That is not Yossarian (Capt. John Yossarian has plenty to say about a catch-22, better known in our day as anarchic Trumpism). The silent airman’s name is Mudd, but is more commonly referred to in the novel as ‘the dead...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

Belle wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Formulation of a victimized identity; this is something I've been on about for years now myself.
"That sounds like a lot of crap to me," General Dreedle said.
"It is a lot of crap, sir." Yossarian replied.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Native Son (1951)
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Native Son (1951)

Restored version with Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas. It was on TBS but is now available free to stream on Konopy.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51239722016_caf04f0e15_o.jpg 12 Rules for Life : For Dummies THE GUARDIAN 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson – digested read https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/28/12-rules-for-life-an-antidote-to-chaos-by-jordan-b-peterson-digest...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

We Ran the Treasury Department. This Is How to Fix Tax Evasion. June 9, 2021 By Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers The authors are former U.S. Treasury secretaries. Mr. Geithner and Mr. Lew served under President Barack Obama, Mr. Paulso...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement

Annals of the First and Second Amendments https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51238449519_644e5c486a_o.jpg ”Tell it to da judge, boy! He likens ourn AR-15’s to ourn Boy Scout Swiss Army knives! "Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and h...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement

The anti-CRT laws being passed by GOPer state legislatures would forbid teachers from telling kids about the violence visited upon Blacks during slavery and after Reconstruction. What some of these rightist clods know about history would not even fit in a tweet. The rest of them are cynically playin...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Critical Race Theory is not a New Civil Rights Movement

The rabid Right’s pushback against the straw man it calls “Critical Race Theory” in schools is in reality an attack on the facts of history. It is nothing but an attempt to reinstate Jim Crow by other means.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

Increasing our birth rate is far more important than making Jeff Bezos pay income tax on nonexistent taxable income. For purely selfish reasons, we have to get births above replacement levels fast. Start by offering a Green Card to anybody willing to cross the border and bring a chunk of Trump's stu...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

Buffett is never going to pay taxes on the vast majority of his wealth. He is quite open about this, telling ProPublica that he believes it’s better for society for his fortune to be distributed as charity “than if it is used to slightly reduce an ever-increasing U.S. debt.” He’s right. If you thin...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

The only way you don’t pay property taxes is if you live under the overpass. And of course your property taxes are payment for services rendered, like education, police and fire, garbage pickup, snow removal, etc., all of which we tend to take for granted. If you ever had to haul away your own weekl...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

I do, but as my mortgage broker explained to me, not only will your home gain value but, conversely, you will be paying off your mortgage in dollars that will buy significantly less for your lender than the dollars you borrowed from her. Of course, the interest rate she charges you will be her hedge...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

Everything Buffet and his cohort did is perfectly legal if not admirable. The U.S. taxes income , not wealth formation. Honestly, I don’t see how a capitalist system could severely limit wealth formation w/o destroying itself. Short of a socialist revolution, it just ain’t gonna happen. Even subject...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Tea Party and the Re-making of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson (2012)
Replies: 0
Views: 87

The Tea Party and the Re-making of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson (2012)

These two careful scholars actually attended Tea Party meetings and interviewed its members. They show how the G.O.P. was hijacked by the ultra right a decade ago. We are even now living with the consequences in the Age of Trump. Skocpol and Williamson treat the Tea Party members they interviewed ve...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: French ultra rightist shouts medieval royalist battle cry, then assaults Macron
Replies: 1
Views: 102

French ultra rightist shouts medieval royalist battle cry, then assaults Macron

WALL STREET JOURNAL As with the putsch on 6 January, rightists can’t help but behave badly. I reckon the Right bakes pretty much the same recipe fruit & nut cake the world over — Australia, the U.S.A. or France — they act like 18th-century Tories one and all, but they yearn for life as it existed i...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Absolute epic hypocrisy
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Absolute epic hypocrisy

Don't do as I do, do as I say And so from the mouths of hypocrites comes more blathering: Don't say what I do, say what I say becomes their very own variant of absolute epic hypocrisy. In the past, Australia has been generous about letting immigrants in, but maybe it needs to let in even more? That...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial

I’m sure Trump’s DOJ would have done the same for Barack Obama. Problem was, there had been no scandal to adjudicate, not even a whisper of impropriety.

BTW, I did not know that Trump was a rappist. Two birds with one stone, eh Donald?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1ABBeNH19w

by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Absolute epic hypocrisy
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Absolute epic hypocrisy

Oh, so there ARE such things as illegal immigrants after all!!? You bet there are, madam. So what? The birth rate in the U.S.A. (1.7 births per female in 2019) is the lowest it’s ever been; even counting legal immigrants, the number of annual births is now below replacement rate. America needs more...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:16 am
Holy cow, that's heavy reading, Joe!
link makes it easier
https://www.propublica.org/article/the- ... income-tax
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Putin denies he intends to reinstate Donald
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Putin denies he intends to reinstate Donald

Can't let the Putin thing go. Pray tell, why? Lent is over! We are now in the merry season of the Lord of Misrule. And a bottomless feast it is too. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51234690240_1cc42b5bd8_o.jpg "I have been far tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than an...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This isn't an inevitable consequence of toxic identity politics
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: This isn't an inevitable consequence of toxic identity politics

Once upon a time, “identity politics” was a phrase heard occasionally in the halls of academia (at least, for those of us who were social science majors), typically in discussion of nationalist movements or other phenomena outside of day-to-day US political debate. Now, thanks largely to right-wing...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax
Replies: 16
Views: 453

How the ultra rich avoid paying income tax

PRO PUBLICA The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 134
Views: 12271

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

I am a big fan of Mitropoulos, but how many American conductors recorded any Mahler in the 1930s, let alone the Resurrection Symphony?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkZ8It2YMI