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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.

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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

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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:

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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.

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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":

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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.

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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.":

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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

Lindsay Perigo
October 11, 2010

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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...

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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

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President, Pt 7

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-09-01 03:06

SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President Pt 7

Lindsay Perigo
September 1, 2010

The Anti-American President has just announced the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Consistent with his opposition to it from the get-go and his opposition to the Surge that saved it, President Obama has prematurely abandoned it.

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Petraeus: Koran burning plan will endanger US troops — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-09-07 16:45
Several Points — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2010-09-04 00:11
There is nothing more painful — by steve b on Fri, 2010-09-03 04:24

SOLO-International Press Release: Let's Not, Mr. Beck!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-08-31 01:37

SOLO-International Press Release: Let's Not, Mr. Beck!

August 31, 2010

"Let's try the whole turning back to God thing and see what happens," said Glenn Beck on Fox News Sunday.

"Let's not," says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

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Message to Pope "Get your rosaries off my ovaries — by Sandi on Tue, 2010-09-21 07:25
After reading a brief history of time... — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-09-09 07:08
Problematic — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2010-09-09 03:23

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: A Is A; Act Is Not Ayn!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-08-30 01:17

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: A Is A; Act Is Not Ayn!

Lindsay Perigo
August 30, 2010

Veteran communist Matt McCarten huffs and puffs mightily in his latest Herald on Sunday column about the imminent demise of those capitalist running dogs, the Act Party ("Death Throes of the Soulless Party of Self-Interest"), and there's no doubt he does a highly entertaining job of it. Part of the entertainment, though, lies in McComrade McCarten's own McConfusion.

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Plenty of people.. — by Olivia on Tue, 2010-08-31 04:10
Q&A — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2010-08-31 01:58
McCarten's assumption--and Rodney's books — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2010-08-31 01:57

KASS Music Gem of the Day: Mutter/Karajan/Beethoven

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-08-28 06:59

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic, von Karajan, Beethoven Violin Concerto. No commentary necessary. For instant value-swoon, go straight to the 2nd movement, 4th video.

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Oh yes... — by Olivia on Sun, 2010-08-29 06:38

'The Greatly Ghastly Rand'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-08-26 01:43

Someone named Jason Lee Steorts has written an article with the above title for National Review Online. In it he repudiates much of the nonsense of Whittaker Chambers' infamously slanderous review of Atlas Shrugged from 52 years ago but in the process pens a pretty silly one of his own, culminating in his confession that he didn't bother finishing the book!

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Review of the Review — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2010-08-31 15:08
Ding — by gregster on Fri, 2010-08-27 09:50
He did finish the book. It — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2010-08-27 09:34

For Kiwi SOLOists—Barbarian Invasion Update

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-08-19 11:04

Whatever that stupid creature is fronting 20/20 on TV2 should be put down, as an act of mercy-killing.

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It's the Perigo way ! — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-08-20 04:02
"Mamma" Rosa — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-08-20 03:44
Mr Perigo. — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-08-20 03:20

KASS Quote of the Day: Peikoff on Paul

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-08-18 05:53

There's been a lot of debate here about the "merits" of Ron Paul, since the time a few months back when Scott DeSalvo and Robert Winefield announced their support for this woeful treasonist.

Recent Comments:
Reply to Lindsay — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2010-08-29 21:26
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-08-20 01:00
Hapless Seekers of Truth — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2010-08-19 22:07

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