Did Margaret Thatcher change the world for the better?
Yes, but socialism won in the end.
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Lindsay Perigo's blog
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-17 09:36
Schubert's Nacht und Traume played by Stjepan Hauser, newly pronounced as "simply fabulous" by none other than Fabulous Freddy himself:
Nacht and Traume (Night and Dreams) — by Rosie on Sat, 2010-07-24 08:24
I'm not sure... — by Olivia on Sat, 2010-07-24 05:13
In some moods I could — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-07-18 23:46
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-14 05:12
I am currently going through mounds of old papers that have been unattended to for years. In the process I've just unearthed an article by Florence King in the National Review of October 23, 1995. Apart from the concluding two sentences, which are awful (assuming she's serious) she's right on the money—and nothing has changed. Here are the final three paras:
Greg — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-07-16 09:52
Ms Purchas — by gregster on Fri, 2010-07-16 08:52
Oh Linz — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-07-16 07:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-14 00:56
Magnificent but chilling piece by Ed Cline, Everyone Drew a Fatwa.
"The Islamists mean to censor us one way or another: if not from fear of retaliation, then by retaliation. Shut your mouth, still your pens, stop thinking, or we will do it for you. Permanently."
Teehee William! — by Olivia on Wed, 2010-07-14 11:07
Darling Wm — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-14 11:02
My drawing — by wngreen on Wed, 2010-07-14 09:46
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-07-12 08:06
SOLO-NZ Press Release: Memo to NZ Atheists—Grow a Pair!
July 13, 2010
Whoever is responsible for the billboards now appearing in major cities around New Zealand proclaiming "There probably is no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy yourself," has been found wanting in testicularity right at the climactic moment, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
Dawkins defintely does not believe in God... — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-07-13 19:44
OR — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2010-07-13 18:29
Who is responsible? — by Marcus on Tue, 2010-07-13 13:09
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-10 06:02
SOLO-NZ Press Release: Andy Haden—One of the Few Honest and Courageous Men in NZ Public Life
July 10, 2010
Andy Haden's resignation as Ambassador for the Government's Rugby World Cup programme marks him out yet again as one of the very, very small number of people in New Zealand public life with integrity and courage, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
That last paragraph of his is — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2010-07-10 23:24
George Orwell said — by Sandi on Sat, 2010-07-10 22:42
Sandi — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-10 12:08
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 07:30
More Rossini and Juan. Stunning!
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 05:59
SOLO-International Press Release: Islamogoblinites Shamed out of Their Savagery ... Temporarily
July 9, 2010
The continued use of stoning as a method of execution in Iran—and for crimes that are not really crimes at all—is testament to the stinking, savage nature of the superstition that is Islam, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
No — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-08-07 17:19
Marcus — by Leonid on Mon, 2010-09-06 13:39
If it were that simple Leonid... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-09-04 18:38
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-07 10:01
Though undoubtedly this will prove to be one of my many egregious mistakes:
Linz - The Serenade Singing Lesson — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-07-16 04:04
Curt — by Rosie on Fri, 2010-07-16 03:56
Thanks — by gregster on Sun, 2010-07-11 11:05
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-07 07:57
I've uplifted this quote of myself from the Second Declaration of Independence thread since it responds to pomowankers like Baade and the merely perplexed-and-bewildered like Brant who think that because rights are not metaphysical entities they cannot be treated as moral and existential necessities mandated by metaphysical reality—if man is to live as man.
And then... — by Olivia on Fri, 2010-08-20 07:27
As an aside... — by Olivia on Fri, 2010-08-20 06:23
Unalienable or inalienable — by Rosie on Thu, 2010-08-19 12:54
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-07 06:17
SOLO-NZ Press Release: Cowardly Key—Most Evil NZ PM Ever
July 8, 2010
At the end of a day awash in appeasement, even by Neville Key's grotesque standards, we are left wondering whether America or New Zealand will be the first official victim of Communist China's current policy of soft annexations, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.
Ha! — by Jameson on Sat, 2010-07-10 05:32
Um, Glenn... — by Olivia on Fri, 2010-07-09 23:22
"Nice left hook, Lindsay" — by Sandi on Fri, 2010-07-09 09:52
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-07 02:08
A Duty to Live?
[Reprised—pertinent to several threads here right now]
Gregster — by Leonid on Tue, 2010-07-27 19:44
Ms Purchas — by gregster on Tue, 2010-07-27 06:31
Christian ethics follow from Christ's sacrifice — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2010-07-25 19:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-07-07 01:38
The Pope, Objectivism ... and "The Best Within"
[Reprised from the occasion of the death of Pope John Paul II, with new, topical title, garnered from discussions here]
Waiting for the Pope to die has been a salutary experience. We Objectivists, and secularists generally, tend to think of the Catholic Church, wishfully, as being in as terminal a condition as its "Holy Father" over the past few years—the domain of fetid old moral despots and contemptible child-molesters. The events surrounding the death of John Paul II have given this Objectivist, at least, a rude reawakening.
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-07-10 06:15
Deeper — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 22:23
Linz... — by Olivia on Fri, 2010-07-09 21:56
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-07-06 05:42
More Rossini—Barber of Seville:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-07-05 06:33
I'm elevating this to thread status since on the Reagan thread it attracted no comment from you unbelievably complacent Americans. What did Reagan say?
Guys — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2010-07-05 23:49
Some interesting points — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2010-07-05 20:17
Linz — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2010-07-05 19:07
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-07-04 09:36
I posted recently about the new football rules in a Canadian school whereby a team that won by more than five points automatically lost. I said it was more important to denounce this than the opposition to Israel's killing of enemies on an "aid" ship, since the former explains and enables the latter. No one got that. Well, I'll try again anyway.
Nice post — by Brant Gaede on Sun, 2010-07-04 18:03
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-07-04 03:49
Starring Rossini and Juan Diego Florez:
Florez — by Rosie on Mon, 2010-07-05 01:38
Speaking of Juan ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2010-07-04 05:56
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