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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-29-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,291
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Meet a Tea Partier (Robert Wright & Rob Neppell)

Bob missed a golden opportunity to pin down a prominent Tea Party person on a very basic question: Is returning to the “limited government” in place and “constitutional principles” followed in a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,547
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Gala New Year's Edition, 2010 (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Depends on how you define loneliness. I was thinking of nonvirtual companionship. (Showing my age, I guess.)
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,547
Posted By allbetsareoff
Lightbulb Re: Gala New Year's Edition, 2010 (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Regarding the trend-line predictions:

1. Mickey is bang-on in identifying loneliness as a key trend. The biggest contributors, I think, are wider geographic dispersal of families, coupled with...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,583
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Week in Blog: Bill and Matt's Excellent Adventure

If Matt Lewis hopes to move to the "real Virginia," he should look at Spartanburg and points south.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-22-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,052
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Happy Inauguration!

Having interacted with a lot of artists for a lot of years, I learned long ago not to take artists seriously when they start talking politics. (It's equally inadvisable to take politicians seriously...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,499
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Problems Without Solutions

First, to correct Goldberg's history: The telegraph predated just-the-facts journalism by 50-60 years (c. 1850 for the former, c. 1900-10 for the latter). He may have associated the founding of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,916
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Meta Debate

"Objective," or at least nonpartisan, journalism was considered a better business model by early 20th-century newspaper owners. If you were after mass circulation, linking to a political party was a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,916
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Meta Debate

The front end of this discussion is a fascinating exercise. Matt disses mainstream – i.e., fact-checked, both-sides-quoted, not explicitly opinionated – journalism as “dull,” in contrast to the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-05-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 48,035
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Obama Wins!

To address Glenn Loury's last question:

The talk-radio and extreme Christianist wings of the vast right-wing conspiracy have already begun spurting venom at Obama, and they won't stop. A lot of it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-04-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,206
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Bob's second comments monovlog

When are snide remarks, ridicule, aspersions, etc., appropriate? When the diavloggers employ them. When they cross the line of civil discourse, commenters should feel free to follow. As for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-17-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,766
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Bob's comments monovlog

Comments monovlog: good
Comments monvlog when exhausted: not good

Why append comments on comments to any particular diavlog? Treat them as a print publication would letters to the editor, with...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,811
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Megan

Am I hearing this right? Palin is untouchable because she's attractive and average (the average people McArdle knows must be different from the ones I know), and pointing out that Palin doesn't know...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-14-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 57,897
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Realism Island

Bob really should have read, or at least skimmed, Goldberg's screed before trying to challenge the author. Then he might have been in a position to challenge Goldberg's attempts at drawing...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 44,177
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Wilder effect

The Wilder effect was a result about 8 points below immediate pre-election poll numbers. On the other hand, Doug Wilder was elected governor of Virginia in 1989. It would be nice to think racial...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-17-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 41,998
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Under the Mattress

Don't just invest your money with foreigners, invest it in the bad habits of foreigners. (Hint: The Chinese, Russians and Arabs still smoke heavily.)
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-09-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,831
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Readers Like You

To Posner's question about Gutenberg and polarization: The printing press was perhaps the most important tool of the Protestant Reformation, enabling mass readership of the Bible. The Reformation...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-23-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 32,458
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: parenthood and responsibility

I hope the last part of this exchange is fleshed out in subsequent installments. Loury's prescription of "help" that isn't "punitive" doesn't substantively answer McWhorter's question of what to do...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-17-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 41,690
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: A Real Live Obamacon!

Might Brink have a problem with the hedge-fund guy who makes billions by squeezing businesses dry and displacing their employees for a few extra points of short-term profit? Or trial lawyers who make...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,909
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Passion of the Blog

For the record, my Political Compass scores are:

Economic Left/Right: -4.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-05-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,909
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Passion of the Blog

The trouble with these tests is that additional questions could easily move you some distance ideologically. I would be rated further to the right had I been quizzed on, for examples:
- Race-based...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-05-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,909
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Passion of the Blog

The Political Compass (http://politicalcompass.org/index) rates me a left-libertarian, a bit to the right of Nelson Mandela and a bit more authoritarian than the Dalai Lama, who's probably more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,909
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Passion of the Blog

Three tax-and-spend ideas liberals and libertarians conceivably could agree to support:
1. Infrastructure investment - repair roads, bridges and water-sewer, plus a significant mass-transit...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-29-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,852
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Good Behavior Game

MacDonald is one of those right-wing "thinkers" who recite and repeat talking points and dismiss or talk over the points of their interlocutors. In this case, she spends most of the hour not taking...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-09-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 144,809
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: The Lecture

The only thing "iconoclastic" about Mickey Kaus is that he calls himself a Democrat. His obsessions, talking points and snark repertory come straight out of the hard-right GOP playbook. On what...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 29,095
Posted By allbetsareoff
Re: Based on a True Story

This is, what, the 186th bh.tv episode in which wonky ideologues tell us how the Democratic superdelegates will make up their minds. Time to coax some present or former operatives into the frames.
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