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Linz's Mario Book—Updated!
Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
Total votes: 21
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-26 17:31
Pope Francis vs. the Cure of Reason
September 25, 2015 -- A young girl was recently interviewed on TV about her encounter with Pope Francis on his visit to the United States. She cried with joy as she described how he touched her on the forehead and offered a blessing. Now, she said, she might get the miracle she’s prayed for. Maybe someday she’ll be able to walk.
Pope Francis = TAS — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 07:56
Science and Reason — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-09-29 20:06
Celebrating achievement — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-27 05:09
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-09-25 21:04
The basic idea behind the Welfare State is people are far too stupid and evil to live their lives decently or properly on their own, so they need to be forced to do so by a wise and virtuous semi-tyrannical government. Most or all people, it seems, are naturally or inherently incompetent to live their lives rightly.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-09-24 07:08
There are two types of people in this world: TDTWs and anti-TDTWs.
TDTW stands for: [Mr. Gorbachev] Tear Down This Wall. The two types are: 1) those who would have urged President Reagan to go ahead and deliver that line in his 1987 speech in Berlin; and, 2) the milksops who would have been horrified by it and pleaded with him to delete it (they were myriad at the time, but fortunately did not prevail. Hard to imagine these days).
Bandler — by Tore on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:27
Trump is not bad — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:17
Trump — by Tore on Sat, 2015-10-17 12:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-21 01:52
In my essay, Music of the Gods, extolling the supremacy of the Romantic genre in music, I noted:
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-19 04:11
The GOP 2015 Second Debate Rundown
September 17, 2015 -- The second GOP presidential debates (held September 16, 2015) were grueling affairs: four candidates for nearly two hours and eleven others nattering on for over three hours more. The TV audience was torn between coffee to stay awake through it all or gin to ease the pain. But here are some highlights that deserve attention.
Pointless — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-09-23 18:07
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-14 08:23
'Renée Fleming, A Gala Evening' was threatening to become 'Death by Ravel' by the interval on Saturday night. Music-lovers had flocked to hear the great diva, packing the Michael Fowler Centre to the rafters, but were mistreated in the first half to a protracted assault on the waltz and a tiresome non-event of a song cycle, both by the aforementioned Maurice Ravel.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-08 06:27
When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing!
Tenor Simon O'Neill loves coming back to Wellington. He did the Honours year of his music degree here, studying with the iconic Emily Mair, who, "along with my Aunt Eileen," is "my favourite person in Wellington." He says as a cultural hub, "Courtenay Place is second to none in the Southern Hemisphere." He's rapt about the "rehabilitation" of St James Theatre, where he'll be performing as Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca from October 10-17, with what he calls "an A-Grade cast." (The opera opens in Auckland on September 17.)
Hot on the heels of this — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-09-20 05:21
"The Safety People at the Beehive" — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:29
Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-09-07 00:51
Don't know much about the dude, but sure makes some good points.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-06 14:18
The Robots of Labor Day
September 2, 2015 — Fear of robots has been rising: not just fear of the sci-fi killer kind but also fear that robots will take our jobs. But this Labor Day we should celebrate the fact that robots free us from the need to perform certain tasks, make our labor more valuable, and could usher in new age of prosperity and human flourishing.
Bricklaying Robot Can Place 1,000 Bricks an Hour — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-12 02:20
I love robots — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:37
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-01 03:35
Anton Bruckner, writer of nine uncommonly long symphonies and many other compositions, worried that when he met his maker, God might ask him why he hadn't written still more music. Were I God, I'd be more inclined to ask him why he'd written any—or more precisely, none.
Freddy responds ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-09-06 07:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-27 06:56
I have spoken often enough of the Pink Swastika and Black-Victimhood Trash as part of the generic "Filth" that is engendered by Airhead America, a cesspool of infantile Narcissism, entitlement and whim-worship. Here is an aggrieved gay black man, constantly on the look-out for things to be "offended" by, giving vent to his perennial umbrage.
But wait! — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-08-28 23:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-08-18 23:43
The Deleter-in-Chief is a liar, a traitor and an accessory to murder. Imagine how piss-weak Romney would have been against her. Or Bush or Rubio would be. Leave it to the Donald to do it with KASS:
SMASH HER!!! — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-08-19 20:13
Submitted by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:11
Hello SOLO, its been awhile (yet again). I wish I could say things here in The United Police States haven't gone as poorly as I expected for liberty since the last time I waxed prophetic on the subject some six years ago, but alas, my dire predictions have largely come to pass. Everything which has happened here in the once-land-of-the-free has lived down to my expectations, and my observations of the overarching, net effect trend over all that has happened in the United Police States since I have been of voting age confirm the dramatic decline of individual liberty.
Lol Pomowanker — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2015-09-04 12:16
Thanks Uncle Linz — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2015-08-17 19:08
Wonderful ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-08-16 07:33
Submitted by PhilipD on Fri, 2015-08-14 02:24
So, David Seymour’s bill allowing bars to stay open between 4am and 8am for Rugby World Cup matches without the need for a ‘Special Event' licence looks like it will pass.
Loved this, Philip — by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:22
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-08-08 20:09
GOP Undercard Debate: Fiorina vs. Santorum
August 6, 2015 ―If the winner of the kiddie-table GOP debate were rewarded a seat at the adult table, Carly Fiorina would be feasting on hot turkey with all the trimmings. And if opposition to economic liberty were to banish a candidate from the primary dining room, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum would be sent to bed without his supper.
Faith Is Fraud — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2015-08-09 11:47
Fiorina — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-08-09 08:38
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-08-06 21:00
Is a $70,000 Base Salary Unjust and Corrupting?
Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2015-08-05 21:30
The following is a summary of my latest Kindle-book essay “How the 1% Provides the Standard of Living of the 99%.” The essay is available to the public for 99¢ at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VW8RJ26
The overwhelming majority of our contemporaries, ranging from the illiterate to the highly educated, are utterly ignorant of the role of privately owned means of production—capital—in the economic system. As they see matters, wealth in the form of means of production and wealth in the form of consumers’ goods are essentially indistinguishable. For all practical purposes, they have no awareness of the existence of capital and of its importance.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-01 05:24
The fathomless fatuity of Faecesbook infantiles and their ilk on or off the Internet—not to mention the warp in their moral compass—has been abundantly evident this past week as they have gone into outrage-overdrive over the killing by a recreational hunter of Zimbabwe icon Cecil the Lion.
A free market solution. — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2015-10-02 07:20
No — by Jules Troy on Mon, 2015-09-14 21:57
Poaching a species to near — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2015-09-13 10:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08
[Reprised to mark tonight's shutting down by Hitler Youth moronnial adenoidal filth of a Trump rally on a Chicago campus. I rest my case—Linz]
"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."
It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.
Awful ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-03-12 06:32
Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-11-20 22:05
Cry-Bully — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2015-11-20 16:55
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:07
Bernie Sanders, Socialism, and the GOP
July 17, 2015 -- It’s more than ironic that as socialist economies, led by Greece, collapse, Democrats in America are infatuated by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate who caucuses with the Democrats but is an avowed socialist. The starry eyes for this supreme statist reflect an ignorance about our own collapsing regime to say nothing of moral failings that Republicans—and everyone else—should take seriously.
The 2016 election could be really good — by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:20
!@#$%^&*()_+ — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-08-14 22:33
Bernie knocking out Hillary? — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-08-14 18:02
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-07-21 11:09
Here's a member of Generation Airhead saying non-airhead things—albeit, tragically, with a typical airhead's quack. This video has gone viral—another sign (as is Trump) that there's a thirst "out there" for words that are true and fearless: words that reflect a functioning moral compass, unfiltered by weasel-worded PC marketers, uncorrupted by the pathological consciencelessness of the dribbling, defecating monsters of the Occupy movement.
Yes!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:58
Oh my! — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:22
I'm loving ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-08-18 08:00
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-20 22:00
Anne Heller, re-hasher of Brandenian smears, willing mouthpiece for those two execrable anti-idealist con-artists, leaves no doubt as to her true motives in this remark in her "review" of the newly re-released early Rand work, Ideal.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2015-07-20 19:17
Four Facts for Human Achievement Day
July 20 is the anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, the first lunar landing. We should not only give a shout out to the thousands of people who made it possible for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk the surface of another world. We should each celebrate this date as Human Achievement Day, to acknowledge all achievements, especially our own.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-19 06:17
People are important. In the Game of Life, your fellow man really counts. The simple reality is: other human beings are pivotal, and almost central, to the quality of your life.
Friends and Allies — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-26 20:45
Very good Kyrel. — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-07-22 09:46
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-07-17 01:59
The Islamotrash responsible for shooting and killing four Marines during two attacks at gun-free military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, today, has been identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
The Islamotrash-enabler responsible for the gunman is Barack Hussein Obama.
Linz — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:34
Yaron Brook — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:10
Yikes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-10 06:49
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-13 07:16
There are two types of people in the world: those who worship Gustav Mahler and those who do not. For those who do, Mahler's music is a religious experience.
Mahler's Fifth and Unborn Twins — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 20:48
Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 16:35
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-09 04:15
(Particular thanks to Sam Pierson for doing all the "fiddly stuff"—to which I am allergic and at which I'm comprehensively incompetent—getting the book Kindle-ready! Sir Sam, you're a champ!!)
Newly updated, The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.
Thank you — by Tore on Tue, 2015-07-14 14:51
Print — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-07-09 12:46
You're welcome Linz. Looking — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2015-07-09 10:18
Music of the Gods: "The most famous tenor ever, bar none, and, together with Enrico Caruso, the most influential"
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 23:37
Edifying Unintended Consequences of KASS Singing — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-17 07:04
Not just The Three Tenors — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-13 06:35
Fabulous. I've long enjoyed — by PhilipD on Thu, 2015-07-09 01:40
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-07-04 13:24
People who wonder whether or not humankind is truly currently ascending philosophically, culturally, and morally are invited to read The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,
Classic — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-07-22 21:26
The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:38
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-07-01 03:41
What America Will We Give to the Future?
June 30, 2015 -- Will future generations look back on our current July 4th festivities and lament that we didn’t grasp that the republic was gone?
Or will they celebrate that we were energized to restore the republic?
The Davy Crockett "Republic" speech from "The Alamo" movie — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-07-04 14:10
Great insights, all of you — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 18:15
“Mankind will never destroy itself…” — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-07-02 17:21
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