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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: speaking of msnbc (and Scarborough)

I don't think there's anything to add, but I just wanted to clarify that I talked about doctors keeping their personal opinions to themselves. Doctors and therapists rarely tell their patients just...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 38,652
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Kudos to Ross

Bingo. This is a woman who had an amazing rise to power in Alaskan politics on the basis of her natural intelligence and charisma (two traits that I think are more closely related than some people...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-07-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: speaking of msnbc (and Scarborough)

Sorry for the garbled text. I was trying to say that I don't have the same problem with a self-identified political pundit like George Will speaking at a political rally as I would have with a...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-07-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: speaking of msnbc (and Scarborough)

There's an important distinction between the responsibilities of political pundits and journalists. Scarborough was a pundit/analyst in 2004, not a journalist. At the time he hosted an awful...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-06-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Chris Matthews: Objective journalist

I just found the full clip (http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/chris_matthews_my_job_is_to_he.php) at the Columbia Journalism Review blog, which provides the full discussion.

Two things:

(1) I've...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-06-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Chris Matthews: Objective journalist

Unless he runs as a Democrat for the Senate seat Arlen Specter will likely be vacating in 2010, as is rumored.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Chris Matthews: Objective journalist

I'd say this is far worse (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/11/06/odd-job-matthews-says-his-role-make-obama-presidency-success) than his comment about an Obama speech giving him a...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-06-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Kinda weak...

Yeah, I know what the term means. But like I said, I think that many Republicans saw this as the culmination of a terminal illness, for which death might have been something of a relief in the sense...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-06-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Kinda weak...

Sorry, but schadenfreude is only really satisfying when the person suffering expected to prevail before having their hopes ruined. But almost all Republicans had expected to lose this election for a...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-16-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Say it ain't so, Joe (the plumber)!

The media and Obama flaks are both contributing, for different purposes. Some campaign reporters are looking for something, anything, to write about in the final weeks of a campaign that was...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-16-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Say it ain't so, Joe (the plumber)!

The moral of the story: If you're a prospective voter, don't ask a tough question to a presidential candidate. Because if you make him look bad, there will be reprecussions.

I'm waiting for some...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-01-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Failed State...Or Not

McCain's no great shakes in foreign affairs, but how is this different from Obama claiming McCain "doesn't get it" because Phil Gramm, one of McCain advisors, said (correctly) that we weren't in a...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Failed State...Or Not

Eh, I write this off as hyperbole. Pakistan was in really bad shape, but it wasn't a "failed" state in the way that the term is used to describe countries like Somalia. I look at this in the same...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-29-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: The stunt

Yup. I've been leaning Obama since the Palin pick, but I'd be lying if I said that there wasn't still a part of me that wanted McCain to win, even though I probably wouldn't be voting for him. ...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 09-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,270
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: John M's fave Abba tune?...

I'm as big a music snob as anyone, but ABBA had a lot of great songs. And as the Beatles, Motown, and Elvis demonstrate, not all immensely popular music is godawful.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,445
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: The Week in Blog: Bad Mortgage Bill

Bill seems like a neat guy and I don't wish any ill will on him, but it sounds to me like he has only himself to blame for his mortgage woes. I'm a recent first-time home buyer (pre-housing bubble...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 49,817
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: In Defense of Dumb Presidents

Trying to understand how someone could actually make this statement and believe it makes my head hurt.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,276
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: The Week in Blog: Palin-mania!

Given you recognize that Sully is wildly inconsistent and emotional, why bother reading him, even if he agrees with you? There are lots of bloggers who reach the same conclusion as I do regarding...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,188
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Xenophobia?

The effects of displacement from illegal immigration are limited to jobs where little education is required. I think its fair to argue that the effects of displacing this social group are of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,276
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: The Week in Blog: Palin-mania!

Isn't this just a good rule for everyone to follow with respect to the excitable one?
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-12-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 42,854
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Sarah Palin ABC Interview With Charlie Gibson

Brendan, I generally avoid making predictions about what other people's future holds.

But I guarantee that if you are to look back at your post in eight months, you're going to be wondering just...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-12-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 42,854
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Sarah Palin ABC Interview With Charlie Gibson

So Bridget McCain is in the lowest part of the picture not only because they want to convey that she's like a pet, but also because they want to make a subtle dig at "dark" people like Obama? Wow,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-12-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 42,854
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
What exactly were people expecting to learn?

Until three weeks ago, the only political issues that Sarah Palin had any interest and familiarity with were those directly concerning Alaska. And that was entirely reasonable, as her job was to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-10-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,155
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: Obama: "Lipstick"... "Pig"... "Stinks like an old fish"

If you watch the whole segment, I think it's clear that Obama's just riffing off-the-cuff, and used a cliche that he's used in the past...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-10-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,619
Posted By Thus Spoke Elvis
Re: The State of the Race

I agree, I think a Glenn/Jonah pairing would be interesting. I could see it being either really great or really awful. Glenn and John are my favorite bloggingheads pairing, but it would be nice to...
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