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Trump's Desperate Endorsement Of Political Violence

"It is in no way surprising that those who defend free speech while encouraging state punishment of political critics, or who champion due process while demanding Trump’s rivals be imprisoned, would evince a similarly insincere commitment to political nonviolence: One of the core principles of Trumpism is that the rules only apply to others. But there is perhaps still more to the president’s endorsement of political violence than meets the eye. The president and his party are facing a potentially disastrous midterm election that, despite a monumentally successful effort to rig district maps and election rules in their favor, may still cost them their congressional majority in the House."
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Could be an interesting read except for the fact that Donald Trump IS NOT a conservative, nor will he ever be.  He's a maverick who has used the Republican Party to gain the Presidency but, above all, he's the chemotherapy so badly needed to remove the cancer of leftist politics in the USA and its identarian, sectarian and politically correct religions.  Ergo, your post is a classic lefty response, "Ohhh, look over THERE".

You're talking about more than half the country. How do you see this "cancer" being "removed"?

And why don't you want your "chemo" to come in the form of correctly functioning checks and balances?



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Captain Chemo:

Trump: Saudi explanation for journalist's death is 'credible'

Yep. "A fistfight gone wrong". Between a journalist in an embassy and eighteen interrogators with bone-saws. Who can say who is to blame for throwing the first punch?
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by milk on Today at 10:16:07 PM »
Ep 3 (the only one I have seen) is like a Twilight Zone episode

Good stuff
I'm looking forward to it. But I wonder if I should skip some. Reviews are really hard to decipher on this series.
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Could be an interesting read except for the fact that Donald Trump IS NOT a conservative, nor will he ever be.  He's a maverick who has used the Republican Party to gain the Presidency but, above all, he's the chemotherapy so badly needed to remove the cancer of leftist politics in the USA and its identarian, sectarian and politically correct religions.  Ergo, your post is a classic lefty response, "Ohhh, look over THERE".

I have mentioned this before but I am getting sick and tired of being blamed for all of the countries problems.  We all make mistakes but many conservatives carry on as if they are perfect.
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Max Boot's new memoir The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right be of interest to some here:



Review by Jonathan Chait here:

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/a-conservative-defector-with-a-clear-vision-of-trumps-rise.html

H/T Lawyers, Guns & Money

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2018/10/the-gods-that-failed

Could be an interesting read except for the fact that Donald Trump IS NOT a conservative, nor will he ever be.  He's a maverick who has used the Republican Party to gain the Presidency but, above all, he's the chemotherapy so badly needed to remove the cancer of leftist politics in the USA and its identarian, sectarian and politically correct religions.  Ergo, your post is a classic lefty response, "Ohhh, look over THERE".
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by 2dogs on Today at 09:42:59 PM »
That one also looks interesting. I only dabble in the music of Penderecki.

I think I'll move on to dabbling elsewhere but am interested to hear how Penderecki does a requiem, having some by Ligeti, Reimann, Pierre Henry (one a rock version) and another very strange rock version by Os Mundi (sung in Latin) 0:).
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings of Machaut's Motets
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 09:07:23 PM »
19, Diligenter inquiramus / Martyrum gemma latria / A Christo honoratus is also a three voice motet entirely in Latin. And like 18, it is the celebration of a person, in this case St Quintin, whose cult was particularly active in Reims, and responsible for the completion of some significant architectural projects.

In addition to HE and EMN I’ve found recorded three other recorded performances - Cantica Symphonia, Clerks Group and Liber Unusualis



What seems to me really interesting at the moment is the contrast between EMN and Cantica Symphonia. As with M18, EMN’s interpretation is bracing and functions as a study in rhythms shifting from one voice to another. Their vigour is totally winning, and it seems to befit a motet which talks, in one of the poems, about St Quintin’s prouesse.

Cantica Symphonia replace the tenor (A christo honoratus) with a viol type instrument. The result is greater clarity of the poems which carry the burden of meaning. They sing in a more sensual and fluid way that ECM, I would say with an emphasis more on feeling than rhythm.  Their expressive singing is counterbalanced by an extraordinary impression of control and poise. Using a sustaining instrument for the tenor in this motet, a practice which reminds me of using organ instead of sung tenor in polyphonic chant, brings clarity and contrast to the music. I like what they do very much.

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One of the groups I play with is the National Concert Band of America. Our next concert is on October 28th. One of the works we have programed is a work that is new to me. The Chorale and Shaker Dance by John P. Zdechlik. I am only familiar with one of Zdechlik's chamber works.


Link to recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUeft1Wehv0

Link to information about work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorale_and_Shaker_Dance
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Composer Discussion / Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Last post by (poco) Sforzando on Today at 07:50:51 PM »
Yes, but the relevant point in time is when people were mucking about with Beethoven's symphonies, not when he was writing them.

In any case, Beethoven himself was doing it in his later works, and Schubert did it plenty, so one doesn't have to go at all far into the future before people wouldn't be going "my God, you can't possibly put an A minor movement next to an F major one so we must transpose it".

Of course. Chopin 2nd Ballade.

But more standard key relationships were the norm in this period. And yes, there were exceptions: LvB piano concerto 3, where the outer movements are in C minor and the slow movement in E major. Haydn E-flat major piano sonata, where the slow movement is in E major. And actually the LvB 7th does put a movement in A minor next to one in F (the scherzo). The sequence of tonalities in the 8th, however, is quite conventional: F-Bb-F-F.
 
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