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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,896
Posted By blofeld42
Re: The Nerdiest People on the Planet (Dan Drezner & Megan McArdle)

Megan looks awfully pale for spending a couple weeks in Hawaii. Looks like she spend all her time indoors.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-05-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

So you're OK with words being understood as they are defined in common discourse--for example, when major political parties call themselves socialists in Europe, or when the political leaders of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-05-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

"Liberal" was once the name for people who lived and breathed free markets. Not so much, now. Are you going to insist that Ron Paul be called a liberal? And denounce anyone who calls Franklin...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

Oh, nonsense. English is a joint stock company, and the faction with the most votes gets to define the meaning of words. Europe is full of people who call themselves socialists. It's in their party...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-04-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

Uh, I don't think Frum is destroying anyone. Goldberg's right that all those people in Europe who call themselves Democratic Socialists are socialists, and is correct, in my view, that Obama is an...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

Goldberg right about Tony Blair saying he's a socialist:

"I am a socialist not through reading a textbook that has caught my intellectual fancy, nor through unthinking tradition, but because I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-18-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,341
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Gitchy Goo Edition (Peter Beinart & Jonah Goldberg)

The problem is that an awful lot of liberals really were both for the fillibuster when they were out of power and against it when they were in power. See, for example, Krugman, the NYT editorial...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-19-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,920
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Angry Crazy People (Mark Kleiman & Brink Lindsey)

No crazies on the left!? Michael Moore had enormous influence, and he was a truther--there's video of him denying a 757 hit the Pentagon, and of course his belief that the invasion of Afghanistan was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-04-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

I can only conclude that you can't read.

As for Pelosi, the person who asked the question and got the response is here:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27185

As in direct...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Imagine--being upset about being dragged into court by the state and having to spend a lot of money on lawyers because you made critical claims about Islam, and facing the possibility of being...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Sigh. I hate engage in postmortem equine corporal punishment, but I feel I must in the face of such skepticism.

1. Pelosi.
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Sadly, no. Playboy and TPM have taken down the posts that allege the Konservative Konspiracy, likely lest they run afoul of libel law.
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Who says it's a non-issue? There are all these important democrats supporting it. It routinely crops up as a party platform plank, either at the national level or the state level. "Progressives" on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Um, excuse me, that's the prior FOUR democratic party presidential candidates that advocate the fairness doctrine: Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. Plus the speaker of the house, plus the senate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

When the three immediately prior Democratic party presidential candidates, the current Democratic speaker of the house, and a host of bigfoot Democratic senators advocate a policy, it is a legitimate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

"Buckley said in 2005 that the magazine had lost about $25 million over 50 years."

Like most political or ideas magazines, NRO is a shoestring operation, and usually a money-losing one. The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Pelosi: "Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?'" I asked.
"Yes," the speaker replied, without hesitation.

Harkin: “We need the Fairness Doctrine back.”

Kerry: "I think...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

It's no contradiction; it's work for the site and they add little to the discussion because they're often of low quality at high traffic and/or ideologically polarized sites. Lots of work for small...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

It was part of the 2000 Democratic Party Platform. The 2004 Democratic presidential candidate was and is in favor of it. Many bigfoot Democratic senators are in favor of it. Nancy Pelosi is in favor...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

They're dissing the Republican governor of California, Tory leader David Cameron, and a Republican senator from PA, asking whether Jindal screwed the pooch in his reply, and Charles Murray is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Moderation and registration also puts a workload on the maintainers of the site. And, in the end, you have to ask yourself whether it's worth it. These days it's not like it's difficult to put up a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Um, so? Derb still posts at the corner and writes for a lot of other places. Is this an example of permissive repression?



Schiavo case, Iraq, immigration, libertarian (ish) vs. social...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

Because the comments are dumb and abusive? The same thing happens in just about any ideologically charged publication as the people on the other side of the movement show up. Since most people are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

So the fact that an atheistic or agnostic Derb goes on at a heavily Catholic publication is evidence of conformity? Go on, go on.

There are plenty of sharp disagreements there.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,512
Posted By blofeld42
Re: Free Will: Liberaltarianism Showdown

What's your objection to mentioning the fairness doctrine? It's pretty transparently an attempt by the institutional Democrats to shut down media that is a burr in their saddle.
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