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Tiger KASSes the Drooling Beast!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-03-26 07:04

It's very seldom one has reason to revel in an occasion such as this, so to revel one ought.

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Marriage Isn't a Business — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2012-03-30 14:44
Kyrel — by reed on Fri, 2012-03-30 05:26
Legal Theft — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-03-29 23:52

Alcohol Is the Lightning Rod

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-03-24 05:37

This in my inbox today from Sean Gabb of the UK Libertarian Alliance, reminded me that those with a drinking problem are those who don't drink, and that studies have shown that alcohol deficiency leads to totalitarian tendencies.

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I don't have the most to lose... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-03-24 13:06
Marcus — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-03-24 10:21
Well written... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-03-24 10:07

Why Catholicism Is Beating Objectivism's Ass Still, Pt 2

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-03-20 08:00

I remember the furore caused by Pt 1 , where I posted The Priests singing Schubert's Ave Maria and pointed out that Objectivism was still failing to capture the sense of sacredness hitherto monopolised, with obscene inappropriateness, by Goblianity.

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My mom — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-03-27 06:19
I don't know why ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-03-24 05:55
Secular vs. Religious Art — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-03-22 23:38

A Ronroid Repents

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:37

Yesterday, Oirishman O'Cresswell drew my attention to an article on his blog, www.pc.blogspot.co.nz , by Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath, repudiating his erstwhile support for Ron Paul in particular and Saddamy in general.

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Thanks — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-03-21 08:43
Obama propping up Islamic Christian-killers in Egypt — by gregster on Wed, 2012-03-21 07:43
By the same token — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-03-21 07:17

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Away with Apologitis!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-03-07 00:52

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Away with Apologitis!

Lindsay Perigo
March 7, 2012

The Anti-American President recently apologized to Islamosavages for the burning of copies of their Book of Barbarism by American soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Contraceptives for all — by 0 on Wed, 2012-03-14 18:49
breeding — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-03-13 04:43
Damien Gran — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-12 18:37

Andrew Breitbart RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-03-02 23:35

I've been out of town and out of touch. Still not back in harness, but I just caught up with Andrew Breitbart's death and wanted to mark the occasion immediately, albeit belatedly.

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Seen at TPN — by gregster on Sun, 2012-03-18 20:04
And here's an example.... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-03-15 08:06
For Kiwis who want to watch Red Eye... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-03-09 01:04

Arizona Debate

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-02-23 05:31

Preliminary impressions:

Paul: Exruciatingly incoherent as ever. I'm no Ronroid, as everyone here knows, but I wish he'd do better—it doesn't hurt to have the case for any kind of military presence overseas tested. Even I could put the Islamappeasers' case better than he. Best line was his first: "Because he's a fake" [of Rick Santorum].

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Haahah — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-03-23 11:14
Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? :-) — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-03-23 09:44
Ross... — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2012-03-20 05:47

Snapshot: Airhead America

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-02-23 04:40

On O'Relly just now— Jesse Watters vox pops a young voter:

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Oh man.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2012-02-23 04:57

KASS Music Gem: Horowitz Rach 3—Live!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-02-21 20:31

This came up on my YouTube this morning. Slightly out of sync, but magic. Horowitz at the age of 75. Very well filmed, with lots of close-ups of the hands performing their miracles:

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That was beautiful — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2012-02-22 04:03

For Goblinite Half-Wits: Onus of Proof 101

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2012-02-16 11:12

SOLOists: you will have noticed a Goblian onslaught recently—ill-mannered Goblians disrespecting a site paid for by someone else (me) on which they're cordially invited to dissent, by simply posting their rubbish ad nauseam. The most prominent among these Appalachians—Barren Darren, Baade and Burnsinhell—have made an issue of the onus of proof.

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x-ray I should make the distinction — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2012-04-06 20:24
x-ray just go to Nietzsche — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2012-04-06 20:21
Janet groping in the dark as usual — by 0 on Fri, 2012-04-06 20:13

My Interview with Mario Lanza's Conductor

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-02-12 09:19

This is an upgrade of an old warhorse—my 1981 interview for National Radio with Constantine Callinicos, accompanist and conductor for The Great Mario.

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Update — by gregster on Thu, 2012-08-23 10:47
Overdue recognition — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-04-13 09:40
goode just musical styles? — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-02-19 00:20

'Love at First Sight' Music: Rach 2 Adagio

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-02-06 00:01

This, the first part of the third movement from Rach's second symphony, popped up on my YouTube today. I'm sure I featured it a while ago as a KASS Music Gem, but it bears repeating:

Recent Comments:
If anybody once even wondered — by 0 on Sat, 2012-02-18 20:25
Soul Music — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-02-18 19:47
I actually have 5 -- but none — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2012-02-10 02:10

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt 10—Obama the Smarmer

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-01-30 04:14

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt 10—Obama the Smarmer

Lindsay Perigo

January 30, 2012

The brazen deceitfulness that pervaded President Obama's State of the Union address last week has been duly noted in the days since. Many commentators have wondered publicly what I asked incredulously of the innocent TV set privately: “How can you say that with a straight face?!”

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Obamarx presented himself as "born in Kenya" — by gregster on Sat, 2012-05-19 03:32
Archaic... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-04-14 06:55
Marcus — by gregster on Sat, 2012-04-14 05:40

Nuke 'em, Newt!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-20 06:22

Having endured several months of exposure to the [anti-]philosophy of blandification during my stint with ACT, and having campaigned for years against the insidious anti-KASS polemicizing of the lying Smearer-in-Chief who hovers on Objectivism's fringe attempting to destroy it by disarming it, I find moments like the following more than a breath of fresh air ... they are hurricanes of pure oxygen, and they are intoxicating.

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Not impressed — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-01-22 21:10
I Agree With the Main Points — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2012-01-22 19:47
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-01-22 06:39

One conspiracy that's for real ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-01-14 13:06

This has nothing to do with Objectivism as such, but it possibly matters in the grand historical scheme of things, given the deceit by government of the people that is entailed.

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More demurring ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-01-31 07:05
The Magic Loogie — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2012-01-15 08:02
Second thoughts — by reed on Sun, 2012-01-15 03:01

Alexis Weissenberg, RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-13 04:49

http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi...

"The Bulgarian-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, who has died aged 82 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, was a celebrated if controversial figure.

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seedy — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-23 06:57
darren — by seddon on Sun, 2012-01-22 19:07
Darren the Wred — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:51

Man Qua Woman

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-06 02:21

In a recent podcast, Objectivist legend Leonard Peikoff was asked:

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Ross — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2012-02-02 13:07
[ That's my favourite Jack — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-02 00:11
Janet — by Olivia on Wed, 2012-02-01 23:34

The Soul of a Socialist

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-01-03 21:49

One of the aspects of Fox News I enjoy is that it brings in commentators—and employs some full-time—who do not share its conservative editorial bent so that both sides of the conservative/liberal divide can have at it.

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Best bits 2011... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-01-06 11:40
I lament... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-01-05 07:02
I miss... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2012-01-05 07:00

KASS Music Gem: Antidote to the Harm that Universities Do

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-31 02:03

Here are the late greats Fritz Wunderlich and Herman Prey singing the famous In The Depths of the Temple duet from The Pearl Fishers.

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And lo! Look what else I found! — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-02 18:43

My Interview with Anna Moffo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-29 10:54

Anna Moffo was surpassed only by Maria Callas.

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Thanks for the chocolate fish — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-09 01:32
Chocolate fish — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-01-08 09:02
Rachmaninoff on steroids — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-08 06:55

KASS Music Gem: Hope for Humanity

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-29 06:50

When a 15-year-old can do this, you know there's still hope. This is Rochelle Lewis, daughter of my friends Chris and Cindy, well enough known to tennis aficionados and SOLOists:


KASS Xmas Music Gem: Mario—Silent Night

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-24 22:44

I believe I may have used this before. Soppy and sappy and dripping Goblianity, but entirely wonderful, especially all the palaver at the end. From a time when the culture was more sentimental and sane.

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In the same vein ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-12-28 06:43
It didn't! ;-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2011-12-27 05:59
It's a good one — by gregster on Tue, 2011-12-27 05:07

KASS Quote of the Day: 'Irreducible Objections to Religious Faith'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-12-23 09:38

In light of the death of Christopher Hitchens, and the debate raging about him on other threads, I am re-reading God Is Not Great.

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I'm a Barbie girl, in Barbaric world — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 22:45
Iran closes down shops selling Barbie dolls — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-01-22 13:56
Great peroration ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-01-18 07:44

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Close Down the Thought Police!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-17 22:34

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Close Down the Thought Police!
December 18, 2011

The Race Relations Commissioner's call this morning for golliwog wrapping paper to be withdrawn from the shelves of a popular chain store underscores the need to abolish that office and repeal the odious legislation under which it pursues its anti-freedom agenda, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Boris just ought do his job — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2011-12-18 11:15
'Joris replied "Answering a — by Callum McPetrie on Sun, 2011-12-18 09:19
Of course ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2011-12-18 08:29

Sublimity for Simpletons

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-12-17 10:56

Here's something to which I've just been alerted that even cretinous caterwaulers might grasp—if they activated what remains, if it ever existed, of their grey matter.

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Cretinisation — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2011-12-19 21:11
Thanks Linz... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-12-17 11:06
Yes. I got it. Wonderful. — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-17 11:03

The Re-Rodentification of ACT [with PS, February 6, 2012]

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-15 23:11

Everything I'm hearing about ACT's parliamentary staff and extra-parliamentary appointments tells me the Rodents have consolidated their position and effectively have Banks's head in a noose.

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Lindsay... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-17 08:13

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Protect Freedom from Democracy—De-cretinise the Vote!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2011-12-02 00:49

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Protect Freedom from Democracy—De-cretinise the Vote!

Lindsay Perigo
December 2, 2011

The Green Party, chief beneficiary of contemporary culture's Cretinisation of Everything, is calling for an inquiry into declining voter turnout, notes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Thanks, Mark — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2011-12-12 08:36
Ross makes a very good point — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-10 21:29
Oh, really? — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-12-08 09:54

The Mortification of ACT: Malpractice by Cactus

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2011-12-01 22:18

Cactus Kate has an article entitled "ACT's Future" in the NBR today. You'd think with a title like that there'd just be a blank line or two, but Cathy manages to fill some space with insights such as:

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Deborah... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2011-12-08 09:04
Linz — by gregster on Tue, 2011-12-06 06:42
Focus groups... — by Deborah Coddington on Mon, 2011-12-05 20:08

Pots and Kettles: Adenoidal Airhead Alert!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-11-26 23:43

During the election campaign I forced myself to watch the 6 pm news occasionally—meaning I forced myself to endure the unendurable quacking of the adenoidal airheads who've been passing for reporters since the barbarian takeover.


As Ye Sow .... The Banksification of ACT

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2011-11-26 11:12

[From the Blandification Thread]

The oleaginites have now created ACT's worst nightmare, self-inflicted: an ACT party led by its sole MP, the repulsive feral conservative John Banks.

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Kasper — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-12-18 13:57
Greg — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-12-18 04:23
RG — by gregster on Sat, 2011-12-17 00:32

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