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Subject: Re: READ AND SHARE: only opera please
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:39:33 -0600
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Where are all these strictly political posts?

There is an opera about Jackie, Nixon. 

How about Love For One Orange? 
Cheeto Man: P. Domingo
Melanoma: A. Netrebko
Ivanka: R. Fleming
Putin: M. Buble
Chorus: KKK members
Conductor: Some Russian

Apolitical, Patrick Byrne



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On Dec 19, 2016, at 12:37 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I agree partly:  there is always room, IMO, for the discussion of topics
> that
> a number of opera-loving members happen to be interested in as long as the
> topic arises from some opera-related event, even if it's only in a book or
> movie. Or, should we not be permitted to comment upon the president-elect's
> choice of a National Anthem soloist, for example, when she has been
> incorrectly referred to as an "opera singer"?  What if it had been Hillary
> and she had chosen "lady gaga", would you then want to be gagged? (I think
> many of us WOULD be, but in a different sense of the word).
> 
> Sometimes, things happen that overshadow our routine interests, and we all
> should have an equal opportunity to voice a discreet "yay" or "nay", but I
> think
> extended diatribes with a purely political agenda should be strictly off
> limits.
> 
> dtmk
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> Agree fully --- there are numerous sites devoted to politics.  Opera-L is
>> a welcome oasis from all the media blitz, shouting, self-righteous blather,
>> accusations, etc. to which we are constantly exposed.  Much prefer fighting
>> over "Pav vs. Placi", rather than "Hellary vs. The Donald" (less bloody,
>> most of the time).
>> 
>> Merry Holidays a Tutti!
>> 
>> DonPaolo
>> 
>> -----Original Message----- From: semiramide1945 .
>> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:54 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: READ AND SHARE: only opera please
>> 
>> 
>> I completely agree- political statements have no place on our forum- We all
>> have our private opinions but have no business inflicting them on others,
>> Our group should be dedicated solely to opera subjects. Violators should,
>> in my opinion, be warned by administrators that they are subject to being
>> banished from the group forever.
>> 
>> On Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 7:17 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Once the list ceases to discuss "opera and related topics" then its
>>> purpose is undermined and it ceases to have a reason for existing.
>>> 
>>> May I kindly but firmly ask that everyone refrain from discussing anything
>>> other than opera and related topics.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
>>> Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
>>> blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
>>>  Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
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