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Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Bob calls me out. I respond.

But it gets even trickier:

People can make like they are giving enough identifying information about themselves to be "real", but in fact what they have put up is really a mask.

People can use...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Mickey touts late primaries

I particularly liked this point of Mickey Kaus'.

The irony is that this thing might not be decided until August. And everyone in the Democrats (except those who for political reasons want...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: The whiny Obamas (pbuh) ....

it isn't the height of eloquence, but there is a feeling behind the poster's remark that cannot be easily dismissed. (What if the Obamas are actually ingrates and in general "bad people", not good...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Bob calls me out. I respond.

What I take from Bob Wright's cautionary remarks is that the internet creates new ways to hurt and offend people, either unintentionally or on purpose.

He was indicating that it behooved the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Obama is my white brother

In a sense, he is like the Tiger Woods of politics.





This part is the part that makes me uncomfortable too. It's not so much if he gets the nomination, and not even if he wins---I am sure...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 56,874
Posted By Hoofin
Re: In defense of Michelle Obama

I think that both Bob Wright and Mickey Kaus' takes on this were about as close to the mark as it gets.

I think Mrs. Obama knew exactly what she was saying, and it really says something negative...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-22-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

I have wondered about this topic too along the way. Mrs. Clinton became a Senator in 2001. Barack Obama became a Senator, I believe, in 2005. (He lost an election in 2002, and so the next federal...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-21-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,520
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Welcome Back, Umansky

Seriously, bjkeefe. Don't you find a serious concern that, for example Iran or Pakistan, could present a challenge of one sort or another in the next four years.

And we have heard zero from any...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-21-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

Yes! He really was Leslie King Junior.

The president who lived the longest too, if I have it right. Plus the only one to do a Boy Scouts commercial?
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-21-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,520
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Welcome Back, Umansky

The search actually produces the null set, if you do it right:

Google of "war powers abuse" Clinton or Obama (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22war+powers+abuse%22+Clinton+or+Obama)...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,520
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Welcome Back, Umansky

None of the links point to Clinton or Obama.

To me, this is the critical question. We wasted a ton of resources in Iraq, because it was the president's prerogative basically.

But the way...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,520
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Welcome Back, Umansky

The War Powers provision (that the Congress declares wars, not the president) has more and more wisdom behind it with each passing year. How easy it is for presidents to waste our defensive resources...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,520
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Welcome Back, Umansky

Great BloggingHead.

I had the sense that Pakistan was another one that the Bush administration hasn't thought out. And we keep applying very simplistic notions about who are our "friends", who...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,102
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Cults of Personality

OK - this was about Bob's change from the old BBS to this one.



Affirmative Action is a subset of "Diversity". The thing I have been talking about is "diversity". No one seems to be able to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

It is definitely a good clip.

Points to consider, though, is that the President is Commander in Chief. And so basically (as Senator Obama was pointing out), the senator was chewing out the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

I think he was rumored to have done coke. The surprising thing is that no one pressed the issue. If it were the Democrat, that would have been thrown back at them at every chance.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

This is priceless.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

A similar thing about recklessness is said about George Washington. In his younger military days (that I think went back to teenage years if I am not mistaken), he was not known for judgment. Yet...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

The unconfirmed rumor was that the younger George Bush (the W one in there right now) did cocaine. And of course, "booze".

But it didn't seem to matter to the Republican voter of eight years...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 02-20-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,977
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Here is why you shouldn't be a libertarian

I just think if you like books, go for it. I know of very few liberarians who have regretted their career move.

Just make sure you let people take out and read any book they like. That seems...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

I always felt Ann Althouse was great in this regard. The problem with American Intellectuals is that they all fit---and try to fit---into these set formats for what an Intellectual should be.
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,621
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Nevahhhhda v. Nev-aaeh-da

This is so not critical, but:

Ezra trips me up with the ones like "slaaaaavish", but isn't it short-a Nevada?

Michelle Obama made that mistake too, I think, campaigning there.

What's with a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

She isn't pretentious, as Garance F-R can get from time to time. (Not like I am saying that women get their own special category separate from the guys.)
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-20-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

I highly doubt it. And I highly doubt any such source would be credible.

What they are going to do, is remind the middle voter that Obama, as Chief Law Enforcer, is someone who actually used...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-19-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 21,346
Posted By Hoofin
Re: Who Presses the Press?

Since you "have been around" so to speak, I am wondering what you think of this headline from the "emessem" of its day:

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.
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