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Dr. Bachler Steps Up! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-11-15 01:06

Not that we're big on titles around here, the way SOLO has evolved, but I want to make it known that I've asked Marcus Bachler to be my deputy, and he has agreed.

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Whoops, catching up — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-17 06:45
The very man for the job! — by Sandi on Tue, 2010-11-16 22:39
Thanks Supreme Commander Linz... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-11-15 08:52

Speech: Debate with Sir Roger Douglas, November 9, 2010—Now on YouTube!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-11-12 21:07

[Debate between me and Sir Roger Douglas on compulsory super, part of FSB4Financial's annual Keeping In Touch Seminar last Tuesday. Sir Roger didn't have a prepared speech, and shied away from debating compulsion. There were about 150 people in attendance, mainly from small businesses, crammed into the upstairs lounge at Jimmy's Bar. Video to follow eventually.]

Recent Comments:
Lindsay Perigo Versus Roger Douglas now available — by Kasper on Mon, 2011-03-21 08:22
After all, you can't be left — by Hayden Wood on Tue, 2010-11-23 08:46
Linz — by Rosie on Sat, 2010-11-13 12:40

This Man Was Beyond Magnificent ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-11-12 07:49

... notwithstanding conservative flaws, and notwithstanding Ayn Rand, Aaron Bilger, Craig Ceely, ARIan fuckwits, et al. It's called sense of life:

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Churchill was a hero — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2010-12-07 00:34
Winston Churchill ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-12-05 06:57
Sam — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2010-11-26 04:07

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Power-lust More Harmful than Alcohol!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-11-11 06:29

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Power-lust More Harmful than Alcohol!

November 11, 2010

The 114 MPs who voted today in favour of the Alcohol Reform Bill should be drowned on the floor of the House in a flood of the sickliest, sweetest plonk available, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

Recent Comments:
Sandi — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2010-11-14 03:54
Mana By-Election Coming Up — by Sandi on Sat, 2010-11-13 22:45
Private reaction — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-11-12 06:31

'The Barbarian Curtain'—Speech at Antoine's Restaurant Pitching New TV Show, November 5, 2010

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-11-08 02:45

Thanks to Antoine's for hosting this event, to Olivia Pierson for organising it, to all of you for attending it ... and Gerard Smith for paying for it!

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I'm sure... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2011-03-22 09:14
Bomber — by Kasper on Tue, 2011-03-22 07:13
Well... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2011-03-22 06:26

Silliness on Stilts

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-10-31 01:16

http://www.chron.com/disp/stor...

SAO PAULO — A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald's must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years.

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McDonald's sued for tempting Californian mum's daughter — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-12-19 11:39
A good yarn — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2010-11-06 20:33
Praise Jesus and Marx — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2010-11-04 05:52

More Morons and Cowards

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-10-30 11:07

There was one reason the All Blacks lost to the Australians tonight: Stephen Donald.

Recent Comments:
Suggestion — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-11-04 09:45
Richie put the boot in — by Jameson on Sun, 2010-10-31 23:20
Get your God to sort it out Reed — by gregster on Sat, 2010-10-30 22:34

A Note re Faecesbook

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-10-28 06:52

That's it. My misanthropy—which was always, of course, wholly rational—has just attained new heights of intensity ... and vindication.

Recent Comments:
That Perigo sixth sense..? — by gregster on Wed, 2012-04-04 02:27
Admirable! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-03-10 10:12
Ha!! — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-03-10 09:29

Welcome, Milton Munro Davey ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-10-17 22:26

... and congratulations to Lance and Grace. Smiling

Recent Comments:
Granddad wanted his name in — by Lance on Tue, 2010-10-19 21:52
Classic! — by Olivia on Tue, 2010-10-19 20:41
Congrats Lance and Grace — by HWH on Tue, 2010-10-19 11:09

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Singin' in the Rain

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-10-16 08:59

This 1952 movie is on TCM right now. The title sequence is one of the most delightful pieces of cinema ever. Note, you'll need to click on the link:

Recent Comments:
It's great! — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2010-10-17 08:50

Geert's Good!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-10-16 00:11

"The criminal case against Geert Wilders appears to be unraveling.

Recent Comments:
New trial — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-10-23 22:12
Good news. Wilders does seem — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2010-10-17 08:52
Great link Greg — by Sandi on Sun, 2010-10-17 05:56

Barney Frank, Banking Queen

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-10-14 03:54

Hilarious send-up of this dreg we must hope will be a casualty of the November "avalanche":

Recent Comments:
Heh heh. Shouldn't it be — by Sam Pierson on Sun, 2010-10-17 08:50
IKEA - Herding Cats Parody — by Sandi on Sun, 2010-10-17 06:57

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President Pt 8—Yes, Mr. President, We Know Who You Are

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-10-13 00:23

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President Pt 8—Yes, Mr. President, We Know Who You Are

Lindsay Perigo
October 13, 2010

When Barack Obama's presidential seal prophetically fell off his lectern mid-speech a few days ago, the president retrieved the situation with characteristic aplomb. "All of you know who I am," he quipped.

Recent Comments:
Abject liar — by gregster on Fri, 2011-09-09 01:30
War of Campaign Nasties... — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-10-20 15:46
Watch this video... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-10-18 15:56

KASS Music Gem of the Day: RIP, Joan Sutherland

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-10-11 21:48

Dame Joan Sutherland, Australia's greatest-ever soprano, has died at 83. She first captured international headlines in 1959, appearing as Lucia at the Met. Here she sings with Pavarotti the Love Duet from that opera, followed by Casta Diva from Norma, another opera she "owned.":

Recent Comments:
She was my first intro to appreciation of a Diva — by Sandi on Tue, 2010-10-12 08:12
RIP Dame Joan. — by Olivia on Mon, 2010-10-11 22:42

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: The Tyranny of Umbrage

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-10-11 03:26

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: The Tyranny of Umbrage

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October 11, 2010

"What is freedom of expression? Without freedom to offend, it ceases to exist," wrote Salman Rushdie.

Recent Comments:
So if — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2012-03-27 02:09
Again, food seems to sort out the fascists and halfwits. — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-03-27 00:37
The Paul Henry of Holland... — by Marcus on Sat, 2011-02-26 10:58

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Free Paul Henry! (Or TVNZ Anyway!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-10-09 01:54

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Free Paul Henry! (Or TVNZ Anyway!)

October 9, 2010

The Paul Henry brouhaha is a salutary reminder that the state has no place in broadcasting and TVNZ should be sold—to the taxpayers who ostensibly own it already, for them to on-sell as they choose, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

Recent Comments:
Kurt — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-10-11 00:57
Linz — by Curt Holmes on Mon, 2010-10-11 00:15
Paul Henry pronounced it correctly — by Kenny on Sun, 2010-10-10 20:08

Reagan Warns of Airhead America

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-10-07 07:31

This is Ronnie's magnificent farewell address to America, January 1989. View it and weep for what has been lost in just 22 years.

Recent Comments:
that's a really tough call; I — by KingRandor82 on Mon, 2010-10-11 04:13
Sensational. I've been saving — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-10-08 23:10
Who's designing them? — by gregster on Fri, 2010-10-08 09:08

Bertrand Russell: Why I Am Not a Goblian

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-10-06 02:37
Recent Comments:
It's just not... — by Olivia on Thu, 2010-10-07 05:22
Marcus ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-10-07 02:21
Oh yes Linz... — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-10-06 15:30

Paul Henry—the Real Scandal!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-10-05 06:19

I've just now actually seen Paul Henry making his Governor-General comment to the PM:

Recent Comments:
True Richard, if reason is valued over appearance — by Sandi on Thu, 2010-10-07 20:46
Sandi — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2010-10-07 19:20
So true. — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2010-10-05 11:10

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Jose Honored

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-10-05 05:32

Jose Carreras receives the annual Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at the Classical Brit Awards, 2009:

Recent Comments:
I would have not accepted it — by Kenny on Tue, 2010-10-05 12:09

KASS Music Gem of the Day: What Is a Youth?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-09-29 01:49

Last night I watched again my DVD of the Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet from 1968. It's a glorious production.


KASS Music Gem of the Day: Eddie Fisher, RIP

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-09-24 11:18

No, this is not the usual Beethoven or Rach or Chopin or Mario, but in its own way it's right up there.


Miscellaneous Musings

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-09-24 09:54

Graeme Hunt, RIP

One of the few New Zealand journalists worthy of the name died this week. Graeme Hunt, onetime news editor and then editor-at-large for the National Business Review, passed away on Wednesday.

Recent Comments:
That's ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-09-24 10:40
This was a great read — by Kasper on Fri, 2010-09-24 10:25

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Take the Pledge!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-09-23 11:38

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Take the Pledge!

Lindsay Perigo
September 23, 2010

Nearly thirty years ago, as a budding Objectivist libertarian who had thrown off the shackles of both Marxism and the knee-jerk nihilism that set in after it, I thrilled to Ronald Reagan's bold inaugural proclamation that "the economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we, as Americans, have the capacity now, as we have had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom. In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.

Recent Comments:
Great read — by Sam Pierson on Fri, 2010-09-24 02:08
Republican Kitsch nothing more — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-09-24 00:21
It is encouraging to see this reversal — by HWH on Thu, 2010-09-23 13:52

'The Objective Standard' Weighs In: "The American Way to Save America"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-09-17 00:42

Craig Biddle argues that hitherto there have not been adequate grounds for blocking the GZ Mosque.

Recent Comments:
Richard — by Callum McPetrie on Sat, 2010-10-02 08:29
Callum — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2010-09-28 17:41
"Of course, it's a safe bet — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2010-09-27 23:27

The Audacity of Hope ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-09-16 09:30

[Lifted from Amy's tea party thread.]

Is it too much to hope that this nightmare will soon be over? Look at Amy's post that started this thread and contemplate how much has happened since.

Recent Comments:
Tea Party trouble is brewing in Washington — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-09-16 13:51
The recovery package is only a fraction... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-09-16 12:50
Yup — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2010-09-16 11:34

Reprise: Why Burn It When You Can Wipe Your Ass With It?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-09-10 03:06

Why Burn It When You Can Wipe Your Ass With It?

As I write this, Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who was intending to hold a Koran-burning ceremony to mark September 11 and protest against the proposed Mosque near Ground Zero, has called it off, claiming Imam Rauf has undertaken to construct the Mosque at a less provocative location. Rauf is denying this. Jones is saying he's been misled, and his International Burn a Koran Day is not cancelled, merely "on hold."

Recent Comments:
Six Brits' arrested for burning korans — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2010-09-23 20:22
Terry Jones Unapologetic — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-09-19 07:05
Cartoonist "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" Goes into Hiding — by Sandi on Thu, 2010-09-16 23:44

Vote against Islamostoners!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-09-09 02:48

Maurice Williamson is in hot water for telling Muslim jokes. Such as:

"What is the difference between Muslims and Kiwis? Muslims get to commit adultery and get stoned, Kiwis get stoned and commit adultery."

Recent Comments:
The cavemen are at it again: — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2010-09-17 00:19
No — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-09-15 12:28
Pregnant nun ice cream advert banned for 'mockery' — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-09-15 09:50

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Two Annas and a Franz

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-09-08 06:52

Annas Moffo and Netbrebko with 'My Lips Kiss with Such Fire' from Franz Lehar's operetta Giuditta:


Does a Leonard Ever Change Its Spots?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-09-06 10:49

On the face of it, I find this very disturbing:

http://www.johnmccaskey.com/re...

Recent Comments:
So who are Peikoff's enemies on the Board? — by Kenny on Mon, 2010-11-22 01:11
"I have been accused of — by Boaz the Boor on Sat, 2010-11-20 18:08
Another comment, naturally — by Don E. Klein on Sat, 2010-11-20 01:19

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