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October 14, 2018

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Buckeye

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The Infamous Ignatz

Willard;

I think the climate change hysteria along with the nutso unending debt bubbles of the last few decades demonstrate Charles MacKay was wrong in asserting there is anything extraordinary about popular delusions. On the contrary; they seem to be the natural state of man.
The beasts of the field are positively rational compared to the mass of humanity.

Clarice Feldman

Unfortunately, I think you are right, Iggy.

Dave (in MA)

tbs.com in one tab, nbcsports.com in another.

Pinandpuller

The Absolute State of Western Civilization:

"Empirical data is bullshit."

Rape Culture Is a Myth


https://youtu.be/H6dv6G1FWxk

Pinandpuller

"I learned that in Intro to Criminal Justice!!!"

narciso

Carrying over from the other thread, Twitter decided to block those tweets, for our own good.

How miss cengiz came to meet khashoggi and who she represents is more interesting.

Dave (in MA)

KC is making it a good game.

Dave (in MA)

phew, Kimbrel gets a heart attack save.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Unfortunately, I think you are right, Iggy.--

What prompted my comment was a story at Bloomberg about how close the death of coal is and one at Judith Curry's wherein she and Willi Eschenbach both note that contra the IPCC, a 1.5C increase in temps won't be disastrous because we've already risen 2C since 1820 according to the IPCC's own graphs and stats and the evidence is whatever rise occurred has been wholly beneficial.
And yet these prog fanatics pursue lunatic big government retardations that will destroy trillions in wealth and, here's the kicker, condemn millions of the world's poorest citizens to death or lifelong, unnecessary grinding poverty.
And I'm convinced most progs know this and don't care so long as their ideology triumphs and they are a little cog in that disastrous triumph.

Clarice Feldman

If they really believed the temperature was rising, wouldn't they start buying up cheap tundra?

rich

Posted by: Dave (in MA) | October 14, 2018 at 10:42 PM

i'm crying like a Hillary voter on November 8th 2016.

make it stop. no more winning for the beaneaters.

Another Bob

Ballgame. Pats will win.

Another Bob

Wisconsin will have an interesting viewing choice tomorrow night.

Packers 49ers or Brewers Dodgers?

Dave (in MA)

2 tabs did it for me, AB.

Pinandpuller

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion-My Love Forevermore

https://youtu.be/2rlYPb2plaY

Dave (in MA)

Yike

boatbuilder

Chiefs scored too soon. Tie game, Brady gets the ball with 3 minutes left.

boatbuilder

How's that for optimism, Dave?

Dave (in MA)

The Sox didn't make it easy to watch, so why would the Pats?

Another Bob

I stand by my Pats will win above.

boatbuilder

Never in doubt! ;-}

Dave (in MA)

GRONK

rich

there is a thing called too much winning. beaneaters suffer from it.

Another Bob

Well that sucks.

Dave (in MA)

Not tired of winning.

The Infamous Ignatz

That's the kind of loss a good team uses for motivation for vengeance a few months from now.

Pinandpuller

The Quaker City Night Hawks-Some of Adam's Bues

https://youtu.be/EXTDoVANaVA

JM Hanes

I'm claiming the Willowed Privilege and bringing my last post over here. Sorry it just happened to be a long one!


Pin:

I'll see your Agnus Dei, and raise you Mozart's version, from my one of my all time favorites, his Mass in C minor. FYI, I have just learned from Wikipedia's own sucky search function that there is no Mozart C minor Mass, there is only the "Great Mass in C minor, K. 427" because that's the title of the page. It seems it was only incidentally composed by Mozart.

Fans of Barber's Adagio for Strings (which has an interesting history) will recognize his Agnus Dei. I was interested to learn that when he arranged the choral version (with optional accompaniment, which the performance above does not include), he actually changed the orchestral version very little. The fact that it translated so easily from instruments to voice surely says something about his musical vision (for lack of a better word), although I'm not sure what, perhaps something to do with a melodic temperament?

I loved your Psalm 104 (and have an early chromo-lithographed accordion book illustrating same). When it comes to putting Psalms to music, though, I'm in the process of rediscovering Vivaldi.

Not sure what a guy smoking in a bar or making snow angels has to do with his "Cum dederit" from Psalm 127 (Yes I know that's a link to Handel), but there's something a bit gay about the joyful guy in a tub at the end. There are more ethereal versions floating around, but this one's got period instruments.

Here is Philippe Jaroussky's much finer voice in Vivaldi's lovely Filiae Maestae Jerusalem. per Wikipedia, "This text concerns sad daughters of Jerusalem after the death of Jesus Christ and the mourning of nature itself." If you open that last link in Chrome, Google will offer to translate it for you, which will allow you to make a certain marginal sense of the Latin.

And since it seems to be counter-tenor night chez moi, one last little non-biblical gem. Aside from the beautiful music and the wonderful voice, I'm not sure what I like best here: the setting, the flip-flops and shorts or the score on an iPad! Vivaldi's Vedro con mio diletto from Il Giustino.

JM Hanes

Meanwhile, back on topic, RED SOX NATION!

Clarice Feldman

G'night.

narciso

Excellent Jim both selections. Well the last two.

Peculiarly I noted some time a stand alone novel. Around the time of the events at the mandarin hotel by Jon land about a gambling tycoon a modern update of the god father well the backstory has a fellow much like adnan kashoggi befriending the young tycoon and this leads to a climactic revenges tale by one of the arms dealers relatives now this was written some 10

narciso

Jmh 10-12 years ago.

narciso


Stall wouldn't point this out:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RLHeinrichs/status/1051662079994814466?p=v

jim nj

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/pollster-zogby-dem-house-win-far-from-certain-elusive-senate-nearly-impossible

JM Hanes

Clearly this thread is crying out for Moar Vivaldi!

Just kidding. About the browser. One of my favorite things about classical music on YouTube is that, while it's not the best way to listen, it makes it easy to compare multiple interpretations of the same piece. There's something appealing in this romanticized iteration of Vivaldi's Concerto for violin in E minor RV 273 with period instruments, although this presumably more traditional rendering, with an orchestra, is a better recording with better and/or better conducted musicians. It's also almost 2 minutes faster, which is a big difference in a piece this short. The search for the "perfect" (my truth!) version continues on...


narciso:

You might prefer the way Jaroussky sings Cum Dederit. Truth be told, I do myself. There are also versions which feature a soprano, but so far, I don't think women's voices fit the music nearly as well.

jimmyk

JMH, thanks for those musical links. Never knew there was a choral version of the Barber. The Mozart is one of my faves too, incredibly powerful. But if I can nitpick: It's not "Agnus Dei," it's "Kyrie Eleison." The Youtube is mislabeled. In fact according to that wiki, Mozart never got around to composing the "Agnus Dei" for that Mass. I remember reading a bio of Mozart that pointed out that whenever he dedicated a piece to his wife he wasn't able to finish it. For what it's worth.

JM Hanes

BTW, here is a recording of the complete Vivaldi Psalm 127 (Nisi Dominus RV608) of which the Cum Dederit is a part.

I can quit anytime, so this is probably as good a time to do it as any. I got so involved in tracking Vivaldi (talk about a numbering nightmare!), I forgot to eat dinner.

narciso

No that Agnus, kiere eliason has a whole other feel to it, and I'm not referring to the mr. Mister version in the 80s.

JM Hanes

jimmyk:

Glad you enjoyed the links. I've got no problem with nitpicking, but to return serve, what Wikipedia lists as the "Qui tollis" section actually includes the Agnus Dei portion of the liturgy (i.e. "Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis"). I'm no musicologist, so I won't try to claim that it satisfies whatever the official Agnus Dei requirements might be, but I've always thought of it as Mozart's C minor Agnus Dei, and I figure it must be close enough for.... blog work. :-)

JM Hanes

narciso:

I'm not sure I've ever heard the mr. Mister version -- or heard of it. Or maybe I'm not getting the reference?

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/14/police-man-attempting-kill-son-chainsaw-gets-run-mower/

Bizarre.

narciso

It was a,more metaphorical
take:

https://youtu.be/belrNpqqA2g

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/14/patriot-prayer-rally-law-order-faces-antifa-violence/

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/14/liz-warren-disrespectful-law-enforcement/

JM Hanes

OK, then. This was the only Mr. Mr. that sprang to mind, and I knew that wasn't right.

JM Hanes

Also at Breitbart, since I was there following jim nj's links:

Hillary Clinton: Bill Did Not Abuse His Power in Lewinsky Affair. OK, then.

Apparently the Dems don't find Hillary as entertaining as I'm beginning to: Hillary Clinton Viewed as ‘Kiss of Death’ for Democratic Candidates. LOL! I wonder if CNN's list of potential 2020 candidates included Madame Wannabe.

Folks must have been beating up on poor Dave for defending Kanye, so CNN must have given him a chance to redeem himself: "Dave Chappelle: Trump’s Rhetoric Is ‘Repugnant’; He Doesn’t Represent a Majority of Americans." Another temporary blip on my courage meter.

JM Hanes

First time I'm up for late night JOM in months, and everybody disappears. OK, then!

jim nj

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/14/eu-ambassadors-gather-as-push-for-brexit-deal-accelerates.html

Irish border a sticking point.

Miss Marple

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/10/14/indefatigable-trump-president-donald-j-trump-60-minutes-interview/#comments

Here is the full 60 Minutes interview. It has obviously been edited and Stahl's commentary added.

I am posting after waking up at 1:30 so will reserve the rest of my comments for tomorrow.

Miss Marple

JM Hanes,

Hi! You can watch that interview and then note how their propaganda is being pushed.

jim nj

JM,

I know the feeling. It sometimes gets lonely here at night.

jim nj

MM,

I watched the interview and it was a battle of wits. Lesley Stahl lost.

Trump wouldn't play along. The Greenland question question was stupid - yes ice flows are calving into the ocean, but the ice fields are thickening from the latest reports. Ergo there is more ice in Greenland than before.

Miss Marple

Well damn.

In the time I finished watching and posted the link, CBS HAS BLOCKED IT ON COPYRIGHT GROUNDS!

Pinandpuller

JM Hanes

I have three days off to check all that out. Thank you. It's often nice to have background music.

Pinandpuller

The Cain vs. Arnold beef started because Arnold is pissed that Cain has a different opinion. As we understand it, there was some Twitter scuffling in which Arnold accused Cain of being a racist. Their paths crossed whiled Cain promoted the Gosnell movie. Meanwhile, Tom Arnold was promoting his anti-Trump show no one watches.

https://www.projectrepublictoday.com/2018/10/10/video-liberal-tom-arnold-goes-after-conservative-dean-cain-over-a-twitter-skirmish/

Miss Marple

I am going to try to get some more sleep.

jim nj

Apparently the biggest thing the media is reporting on from the interview is that Mattis may be leaving.

Dozens of stories.

Trump didn't say he was leaving, or that he wanted him to, he just addressed the current rumor the press has been pushing lately.

Personally I think he set her up, because he noted that everyone leaves at some point.

MSM will be all over Mattis on this today.

Pinandpuller


Roses are red

Your sign is too

Your shirt is retarded

And so are you

jim nj

http://time.com/5424359/north-korea-economy-moon-jae-in/

South Korean Pres. says NK serious about giving up arms, because the NK economy is collapsing.

hoyden

Willow'd:

Porchlight, thanks for leeks recipe suggestions on the previous thread. I plan to try the braised leeks with thyme as soon as I get some thyme.

I got leeks by accident. I intended to buy scallions. I bought this bunch that looked like scallions. I knew something was amiss when I tried to eat one of the green stalks a month later. Then I read the label. I also learned I should have spread them out rather than planted in clumps. Live and learn. Next Spring I will try leeks again and follow the planting instructions.

I also make leeks stock yesterday that looks promising. Put the greens in a stock pot with some water, bring to boil, and simmer for 3 hours. Whatever dirt survived the washing hopefully got sterilized while simmering. I"m looking forward to trying next time I need to reanimate some rice or millet.

Pinandpuller


Moar

jim nj

Sears has pulled the trigger.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/business/sears-bankruptcy-filing-chapter-11.html

Pinandpuller

This never gets old

JM Hanes

jimmyk:

I was curious about the Agnus Dei thing, so I googled the C minor score (PDF). There is clearly no officially demarcated Agnus Dei passage. All this time, I've simply been mentally conjoining the Domine Deus (which includes "Agnus Dei") starting on page 31:

Domine Deus, rex cœlestis, Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe, Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.
with the Qui Tollis which immediately follows it on page 35:
Qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Qui tolis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.
I could have sworn that there was more overlap between the two, but it's just not there in the score, so, many thanks for the nit pick correction!

Pinandpuller

I got something like this because I wanted some edible landscaping:

Sow Autumn.
Grow in full sun. Produces a large mother leek that can be harvested leaving the surrounding smaller leeks to mature and harvest as needed. Leeks may be divided and you’ll have an on-going leek supply. This leek is often grown by bulblets, in Geraldton it seeds in March, at other latitudes in may not seed. Store seed in fridge to extend its viability time.

Price per packet:
$5.00

https://drylands.org.au/product/leek-perennial-bunching-leek/

JM Hanes

jim nj:

I've copied a whole collection of your comments, while playing catch-up ball, that I've wanted to reply to, and now that I've got a chance to do so, I'm too far down the musical rabbit hole to switch gears tonight! Not to mention beginning to nod off, myself. Mostly they have to do with personal approaches and self-discovery which have definitely rung a bell with me. I appreciate those comments as well as your take on topical stories and links.

Pinandpuller

I'm sorry ladies but I just watched some ANTIFA vs Proud Boys in Portland footage. Portland PD had a lady cop decked out in riot gear that probably weighed more than she did. That is a good invitation to get rekt. You were never promised equal outcomes.

JM Hanes

Hymn of the Cherubim -- Not how I usually think of Tchaikovsky!

I'm also not sure why it reminded me of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Nobody does that better than Kiri Te Kanawa, although Itzhak Perlman has his charms.

JM Hanes

Last cut as WJMH signs off, the theme from Schindler's List, in a performance with a touching little backstory of its own (which you can find by expanding the description). Well, then, OK!

JM Hanes

Drifting off to Oblivion with Piazzolla, 2Cellos-style, so I thought I might as well share with anybody else who might have trouble letting go, although I do appear to be the only one ....

Miss Marple

Review of the 60 Minute interview:

President Trump looked very confident. Stahl made lame attempts to trip him up which he spotted, which caused her to double down. He did not get into an argument with her but did spar, which I don't think she expected.

The worst visual was her voice over with the shots of Hurricane Michael blowing, followed by her listing all of the hurricanes and asking him if he now believes in climate change! I cannot reproduce all of her ridiculous assertions but they included that we have been having more severe hurricanes which he disputed and said there have been worse ones in the past (which is true) and that his own scientists all agree, which he also disputed and pointed out scientists have political agendas, too. She seemed stunned by that statement.

Also,,introducing a segment in which she wanted him to PLEDGE not to fire Mueller ( which he answered by saying he didn't pledge things) her voiceover listed all of the indictments without once mentioning that none of them had to do with Russian collusion.


His description of Washington as a poisonousl, backstabbing place was heartfelt and striking. He also says he still doesn't trust everyone who works in the White House, but I don't think he meant people,like Kelly, but rather the low-level,people.

The best part was when she asked him something and he answered "Because I'm President and you're not."

I will be interested to see if he has a comment on Twitter about the heavy editing, which was obvious when you watched.

JM Hanes

Still awake? How about the 2Cello guys doing the second movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D minor?

I am stepping away from the keyboard. I am stepping away from the keyboard. I am stepping away from the keyboard.

Pinandpuller

The D minor concerto is challenging to pick out on the fretboard. Good finger exercises.

Pinandpuller

History's Mysteries - The S.S. Central America “Ship of Gold”

SS Central America, known as the Ship of Gold, was a sidewheel steamer that operated between Central America and the eastern coast of the United States during the 1850s.

The ship sank in a hurricane in September 1857, along with more than 420 passengers and crew and 30,000 pounds (14,000 kg) of gold, contributing to the Panic of 1857.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzyHO4Obo78&index=2&t=1979s&list=LLoKNmO5BAl2Qhq7EZKNpGlA

daddy

For any thoughtful voter her plaint that, "They were never going to let me be President" should be a presidential disqualifier on its face.

Beautiful point, JMH.

Extraneus
OPEN THREAD: Share in the universal good fellowship that marks the InstaPundit comment section.

650 Posted at 9:30 pm by Glenn Reynolds

henry

Snow. On a Monday. Calls for moar coffee.

JimNorCal

Heh

Miss Marple

https://www.dailywire.com/news/37114/watch-trump-hilariously-informs-cbs-correspondent-hank-berrien?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Video included.

hoyden

Henry, we got show Sunday morning. The novelty has worn off.

MM, thanks for the 60 min summary. Sixty minutes of moar winning.

Pinandpuller


https://andythomas.com/product/the-republican-club/

hoyden

s/show/snow

rse

This is for mm.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2018/10/15/meghan-markle-pregnant-prince-harrys-first-child-buckingham/

Another Bob

“They were never going to let me be President"

Has she ever specified who that “they” was/is?

Miss Marple

rse,

Thanks for the article. I had seen a Drudge headline on Twitter bu no link.

Miss Marple

President Trump and Melania are lacing for Florida at 9AM o tour th disaster area.

Another Bob

“Irish border a sticking point.”

Just another way the EU is harassing the Brits.

PDinDetroit

The beasts of the field are positively rational compared to the mass of humanity.

So the stupidity continues...

As I see it, Portland Police didn't provide much in the way of crowd control until the fighting broke out. What did you think would happen?

Refresher, police are not there to help anyone.

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.

Legal: Castle Rock v Gonzales

Just Dial 911? The Myth of Police Protection

PDinDetroit

Portland mayor stands by decision to allow antifa to block traffic, hassle motorists

The mayor has been accused of taking a kid-gloved approach to the protests that routinely roil the liberal enclave, such as the summer occupation of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, which saw Portland police refuse to assist the immigration-enforcement officers unless they were in physical danger.

“This is the kind of street anarchy that routinely happens where I live,” tweeted Mr. Ngo.

More rioting broke out Saturday night as antifa activists brawled with protesters who turned out for a “flash march for law and order,” organized Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group.

Portland police made no arrests during the bloody melee, even though “officers observed people in possession of hard-knuckled gloves, firearms, batons and knives. Officers also observed people use pepper spray,” according to a department statement.

“Officers responded to the scene and used less lethal munitions to break up the fight and prevent further violence,” said Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw. “We will continue to investigate this incident and ask that anyone who was the victim of a crime to come forward and file a report.”

According to TV station KGW, four people received medical attention, but authorities did not know whether anyone was hospitalized.

The video posted by journalist Andy C. Ngo showed protesters, including members of antifa and Black Lives Matter, blocking an intersection and attempting to direct traffic at while officers on motorcycle watched from a block away.

At one point, the activists chased down 74-year-old Kent Houser after he made a right turn against their wishes, pounding on his silver Lexus and breaking a window. The car sustained thousands of dollars in damage, he told the Oregonian.

Even so, Mr. Wheeler (Mayor of Portland) insisted that “motorists should feel completely safe coming into downtown Portland.”


Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw?

The jokes can write themselves, but this is really a bad situation that is allowed to continue and grow. Mr. President, please declare antifa to be domestic terrorists and go after them HARD.

PDinDetroit

Alec Baldwin: We need to overthrow the government

“The way we implement change in America is through elections,” Baldwin said. “In that orderly way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump. Not in a violent, awful way, but it must be overthrown nonetheless. Let’s make America great again, by making Donald Trump a casino operator again.”

New Hampshire Democrats have come under fire from Republicans recently for having Baldwin serve as keynote speaker at the dinner.

“(Sunday) night, New Hampshire Democrats will celebrate with comedian Alec Baldwin, a man well known for his homophobic and sexist remarks, as well as his bullying,” said NHGOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald in a statement issued over the weekend. “Surely, with a Democrat field as talented for 2020 as the Democrats claim, a better, less controversial, speaker could have been arranged. Will Molly Kelly, Ann Kuster, and Chris Pappas denounce Alec Baldwin’s hateful comments by not attending the fundraiser? The new Democrat normal, exemplified by the likes of Alec Baldwin and Michael Avenatti, won’t go unnoticed by voters this November.”

Following Baldwin’s remarks, the actor said during a brief question-and-answer session with reporters he still has a hard time believing Trump is in office.

“For me, every day I wake up, I still am horrified,” Baldwin said, “I feel like I’m in some dream where Trump is the President. In New York, Donald Trump is not a punch line. He’s not a joke. He is nothing. He went on a TV show for many years and convinced middle America that he was this crack businessman.”


Clearly delusional. Please seek professional help.

Another Bob

LOL, it finally happened. Fauxcahontas supposedly had a DNA test.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/10/15/warren-addresses-native-american-issue/YEUaGzsefB0gPBe2AbmSVO/story.html

1/16th to 1/512th. And I bet it’s closer to 1/512th. But hey, it’s the most important 512th I’m sure.

Another Bob

PD, declare the police and government of Portland to be domestic terrorists and lock THEM up.

Another Bob

Oh, and Lizzie’s 1/512th?

Probably means her 8g-grandfather raped an Indian woman in 1810.

Miss Marple

Local news here is reporting that former President Bush will campaign for the Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun, with a possibility he may also go to Arizona.

This seems odd, since to my recollection he hasn't campaigned for anyone since he left office.

Another Bob

MM, would Braun be considered a MAGA candidate? Or GOPe?

When Trump did the Indiana rally, for whom was he working?

Pinandpuller

(KUTV) — A city council candidate in Evanston, Wyoming, is dealing with blow back after community members discovered what she thought was her secret identity online.

https://kutv.com/news/local/panty-selling-may-cause-candidate-to-drop-out-of-race

rse

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-florida-mexico-beach-house.html is an article on the house that survived and how it was engineered. This is the way newer homes in walton county are built, which is why the construction costs per square foot are so high.

Miss Marple

Another Bob,

Hard to know. He is a businessman with no political experience. He won a 3-way race in the primary. Sort of a low key guy.

The rally in Evansville was for a representative but Braun was also included.

Another Bob

Um, that’s a man, Pin.

Ugh.

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