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Lindsay Perigo's blog
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-10-06 02:37
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
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:
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
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:
I would have not accepted it — by Kenny on Tue, 2010-10-05 12:09
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.
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.
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-09-23 11:38
SOLO-International Op-Ed: Take the Pledge!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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
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."
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
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:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-09-06 10:49
On the face of it, I find this very disturbing:
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-09-01 03:06
SOLO-International Op-Ed: The Anti-American President Pt 7
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.
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
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-08-30 01:17
SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: A Is A; Act Is Not Ayn!
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.
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
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.
Oh yes... — by Olivia on Sun, 2010-08-29 06:38
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-08-15 05:09
Found it! Or at least, Lady Slapper did. Here's the third movement. The full Double Piano Concerto is on the most recent Bruch thread:
Linz — by Rosie on Sat, 2010-08-21 05:03
Rosie — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-08-19 21:55
Linz — by Rosie on Thu, 2010-08-19 13:09
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-08-14 02:20
[Linz's note—the following is an adaptation of an editorial broadcast on 'The Politically Incorrect Show,' March 8, 2002, in response to the brouhaha provoked by a guide to committing suicide published by the Auckland University student newspaper, Craccum. I'm reprising it now at the suggestion of PC in light of the current debate in NZ over youth suicide and whether it should be reported or not. It's also pertinent in light of the ongoing debates here with Goblians.]
Yesterday's furore about the Craccum "How to commit suicide" article and your comments on this programme about it set me to thinking about the time I appeared on 'The Ralston Group' when we panellists were asked our explanations for the high rate of youth suicide.
Superheroes, please, not positive role models — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-08-17 10:12
but I *do* claim "omniscience — by Leonid on Mon, 2010-08-16 22:47
Oh ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-08-16 22:31
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-08-09 05:40
Routinely played at the last night of 'the Proms'—aka the BBC Proms, or Henry Wood Promenade Concerts—an annual summer festival that began in 1895 of daily classical music concerts held mainly in the Royal Albert Hall, London. This is from the last night of the 2008 Proms.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-08-04 05:55
In a vain search for Bruch's glorious Double Piano Concerto on YouTube I did find this: Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola. This is the third movement. Clarinet: Yevgeny Yehudin. Viola: Yuri Bashmet. Orchestra: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, live recording 2001. Conductor: Yoel Levi.
Ah... — by Olivia on Sun, 2010-08-15 04:49
How the hell ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-08-15 04:42
Ooh! Look what I found! — by Olivia on Sun, 2010-08-15 04:00
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-08-03 22:58
[Came across this during a tidy-up just now: not sure if I posted it, but if I did I figure it's worth a reprise in light of all that's gone down since—Linz]
"The business of America," said President Calvin Coolidge, "is business."
Politicians controlling markets... — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-08-04 07:58
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-08-03 21:55
Private property rights don't mean governments must allow carte blanche to those who have declared war on us in the name of the tyranny they wish to impose on us. Islamogoblinazis are trying it on, and its useful idiots, including Paulians, are abetting them.
Mahdi Bray: A key mosque supporter and his loyalty test — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2010-09-21 19:42
9-11 Imam Fails His Own Loyalty Test — by Rosie on Tue, 2010-09-21 03:28
From One Jerusalem - More improbabilities — by Rosie on Mon, 2010-09-13 03:54
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-07-27 05:15
Roberto Alagna as Mario Cavaradossi in a movie version of Tosca. This is 'Recondita Armonia' from Act One:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-07-27 00:39
Stop press! An edited, updated version of this has just been published in the Dominion Post http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-n...
Lindsay Perigo Op-Ed: The Rice for the Putts
July 27, 2010
I wonder how many television viewers there are like me for whom watching the six o’clock news on TVNZ or TV3 was until recently a staple of their daily routine but who now repair to online sources for their news because the network bulletins have become unwatchable—or more precisely, unlistenable? An army of airheads has been let loose on the airwaves who have no business being anywhere near a microphone sounding the way they do.
Thou shalt not quack — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2013-01-17 23:27
Just been on ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-01-17 22:25
the right stuff — by Damien Grant on Thu, 2013-01-17 21:31
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-24 00:06
This is a debate on BBC from years ago which I just came across. The vapid pretentiousness of the pomowanker is hilarious.
Yes very funny... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-07-24 06:27
Lindsay: "The vapid — by Newberry on Sat, 2010-07-24 06:26
Too funny... — by Olivia on Sat, 2010-07-24 01:54
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-07-19 05:57
Edward Elgar dedicated his 'Enigma Variations' to 14 friends. Variation 9 is dedicated to "Nimrod," a musical mentor who helped lift Elgar's spirits when they were low and persuaded him to keep composing notwithstanding setbacks. Daniel Barenboim conducts:
Beautiful... — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-07-19 13:56
Nimrod — by Rosie on Mon, 2010-07-19 12:54
The theme to the actual Band — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2010-07-19 11:04
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