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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Rathertired
Re: What "A modest proposal" is

No, its not the "end of the story" just because you're wrong and now are feeling embarrassed.

Some ways in which you're wrong:

1) Large parts of the BHTV were missing originally. Um, that's a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Rathertired
Re: What "A modest proposal" is

No, actually I didn't watch it in full. No one did - or had when I posted because for the first several days this BHTV was up large parts of it were missing because of technical difficulties.

I've...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By Rathertired
What "A modest proposal" is

Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" suggested eating babies as an answer to the Irish famine.

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

That's where the term "a modest proposal" arises. It's the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,288
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Worldwise: Live From Lahore (Robert Wright & Issam Ahmed)

Indeed, the recent run of BHTVs where Bob interviews journalists and bloggers (often in different nations) who actually know something has been fantastic.

I understand why BHTV needs a backbench...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-25-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,168
Posted By Rathertired
Two Cheers For the Mott Haven Kid!!!

Kevin D. Williamson tells us more than once how he's living in the Bronx. It'd be interesting to know if Williamson was born and raised in the Bronx (in which case his down with the people, I'll tell...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By Rathertired
Only three out of four? What gives?

Jeez, only three out of the last four BHTVs have featured professional libertarians. A mere 75%.

With unemployment so high and the world economy teetering yet again on the brink of disaster thanks...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-17-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,784
Posted By Rathertired
Re: The - [sniff] [sniff] rather insulting implication

Re: The - [sniff] [sniff] rather insulting implication that exasperation with all the Ayn Rand kids and Koch/Anschutz stooges is just partisan whining from liberals

Ahem . . .

My eye-rolling...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,227
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Lessons Learned: The Real Costs of Terrorism (John Mueller & Eli Lake)

Well, at least you're not plagiarizing anyone or making up stuff about the NY Times today, Harkin. Good for you! We're seeing some real improvement!

Alas, you seem incapable of even grasping the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,227
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Lessons Learned: The Real Costs of Terrorism (John Mueller & Eli Lake)

I have very little sympathy for the neocon foreign policy Eli Lake comes out of (and still supports), but I have to give it up: he's always professional, prepared, considerate and a fine BHTV guest....
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-28-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,836
Posted By Rathertired
An honored Rathertired responds to Bob

As a fan of both sarcasm and willed ignorance I welcome Robert Wright's response to my humble rhetorical query asking how many libertarian puppets funded by right-wing billionaires are going to be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-18-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,724
Posted By Rathertired
Re: The More Things Change (Robert Wright & Eli Lake)

"A woman can be proud and stiff
When on love intent;
But Love has pitched his mansion in
The place of excrement"

-- William Butler Yeats ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,377
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Downgrade (Mark Kleiman & Peter Cohan)

Um, no. S&P didn't say that. A Google search reveals those to be the words - the exact words - of frequent Fox News commentator Niles Gardiner. If you mean to imply that that's a direct quote from...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-05-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,927
Posted By Rathertired
Re: The Week in Blog: The Debt Deal (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

To her credit, whenever Soltis is on BHTV she's in focus, a suitable distance from the camera and there's never an audio problem. Who else can you say that about?

If power pop, retro '80s-ish...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-05-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 21,927
Posted By Rathertired
Re: The Week in Blog: The Debt Deal (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

While, frankly, I'm somewhat disappointed that we've only had four libertarians on in a row (Lindsey, Weigel, McArdle, Sanchez) - jeez, couldn't go for five? was Peter Suderman busy? how about that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-03-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,651
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Non-Free Ice Cream Edition (Brad DeLong & Brink Lindsey)

BHTV's Libertarian du Jour (who, ironically enough, has too much reverence for the free market to actually participate in it by working for a profit-making enterprise): "Um, I hesitate to, uh, to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-18-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,441
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Values Added: Parallel Knowledge Systems (Michelle Goldberg & Michael Dougherty)

The safe, post-gentrification-of-Park-Slope New York City - Brooklyn in particular - that Michelle Goldberg celebrates is largely the result of Wall Street and other financial industries, real estate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-17-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,384
Posted By Rathertired
Re: An Occasion of Sin (Mark Schmitt & Tim Carney)

My apologies to Bloggingheads viewers viewers for not having responded sooner, but I only just was made aware of the fact that Little Julian had somehow managed to get out of his car-seat and was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-15-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,384
Posted By Rathertired
Re: An Occasion of Sin (Mark Schmitt & Tim Carney)

Oh, I'm not a leftist. Not at all. I'm just anti-Rand.

And while I find titles like "senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner" to be rather sweet and endearing (it's a free newspaper...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-15-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,384
Posted By Rathertired
Re: An Occasion of Sin (Mark Schmitt & Tim Carney)

I'm going to try to not get too snarky here, but how many libertarian puppets for rightwing billionaires do we have to be subject to on Bloggingheads?

There was a period when we couldn't go a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,629
Posted By Rathertired
Re: The "Mosque"

Well, the model ostensibly is The 92nd Street Y. A Jewish cultural institution and great promoter of secular humanist values and culture.

(Quickie reference for millennials and proud atheists...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-28-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,074
Posted By Rathertired
Re: Under the Wreckage (Will Wilkinson & Ann Althouse)

Back to back days with Cato Institute dudes, huh? (And, oh, "dudes" is said with a bit of a smirk.)

I wonder. What's the record for most Cato Institute employees on Bloggingheads in a month?
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,252
Posted By Rathertired
Re: It's Hot (Tim Fernholz & Conn Carroll)

Nah, I'm the one that should be "sorry."

Let me then apologize for using paragraph breaks, avoiding comma splices and assuming a range of cultural reference that extends beyond cable news...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,252
Posted By Rathertired
Re: It's Hot (Tim Fernholz & Conn Carroll)

Here's a Webb quote from that Op-Ed: "Those who came to this country in recent decades from Asia, Latin America and Africa did not suffer discrimination from our government, and in fact have...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-26-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,252
Posted By Rathertired
Re: It's Hot (Tim Fernholz & Conn Carroll)

Um, no.

Actually elite colleges strive for, among other things, "geographic diversity."

This means the white Protestant from West Virginia or North Dakota will get in before the Asian or Jew...
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