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Subject: Re: Opera: National Moron
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 6 Jan 2018 20:35:30 -0500
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...that I'm not sure how I would go about explaining it to those who don't
see it, or, as I prefer to think, pretend not to see it.


OH...Have the courage of your convictions and give it a try...

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 7:18 PM, David Wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I agree entirely with Tom and Paul in this thread, and with Paul in his
> thread on Levine (re due process in judicial proceedings). I add nothing by
> saying so - except for not letting off-topic and often under-informed
> bloviations go uncontested, as Paul rightly puts it.
>
> Oh and - there is a huge difference between using a wafer-thin operatic
> hook as an entree to vent one's political animosities (an abuse of the
> List, imo), and discussing operas that deal with politics (an eminently
> proper use of the List, imo). So obvious a difference, in fact, that I'm
> not sure how I would go about explaining it to those who don't see it, or,
> as I prefer to think, pretend not to see it.
>
> Thank you again, Paul Ricchi and Tom Ponti.
>
> -David Wagner
>
> On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 5:48 PM, Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Paul! Tom!
>>
>> Pappataci in Verita!
>>
>> Di veder e non veder!  Di sentir e non sentir!
>>
>>
>> and Ha Ha Ha, Ho Ho Ho and a couple of La di da's
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 5:22 PM, Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> > Tom: That was overdue. Thanks
>> >
>> > This list is so polluted with political snark  because it so often goes
>> > uncontested.
>> >
>> > Of course the current president deserves criticism. But what is
>> > disappointing is that all these followers of a sublime and often
>> > intellectually demanding art form are - when they go off-topic - unable
>> to
>> > rise above nursery school name-calling, grade-school humor, and a
>> > shallowness that suggests a superficial education in history. At best
>> they
>> > parrot hyper-partisan memes and chatter; after which the “Amen chorus”
>> > chimes in.
>> >
>> > It is probably best to not engage with these people; to paraphrase
>> > Violetta, “more their sake, than our own”).
>> >
>> > Sent from Astro <https://www.helloastro.com> for iOS
>> >
>> >
>> > On Jan 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Lets see now, our "National Moron' is a billionaire real estate
>> developer,
>> > was a very successful TV personality and was elected President of the
>> US on
>> > his very run for ANY political office. This "moron" defeated "the most
>> > qualified person every to run for the presidency"- LOL! Also, the stock
>> > market is at an all time high, business confidence is at an all time
>> high,
>> > unemployment at 4.1%, our borders are more secure, and North Korea got
>> the
>> > message that they need to start talking with South Korea and do NOT
>> dare to
>> > threaten us or our allies. Some people do not get the message when
>> normal
>> > diplomatic talk is tried. For sure, our national moron is far from
>> perfect,
>> > but we have had worse President's of this great Country.
>> >
>> >
>> > ________________________________
>> > From: Discussion of opera and related issues <
>> [log in to unmask]>
>> > on behalf of R PRADA <[log in to unmask]>
>> > Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:38 PM
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: [OPERA-L] Opera: National Moron
>> >
>> > A nice aria for the Great Orange;
>> > I am really very, very smart person
>> >
>> > A chamber chorus could represent the throngs that are always there to
>> cheer
>> > him on.
>> > A chorus number with the refrain
>> > Bigly, Bigly, Bigly
>> >
>> > A scene att the wall
>> >
>> > A mice song and dance ceremony of Saudis
>> >
>> > Oh and one in Palestine
>> >
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> >
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