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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-22-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 42,502
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: After Massachusetts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

This could be explained by the Times, etc. getting more liberal, but it could equally well be explained by you becoming more conservative. I'd bet that your own views shifting contributed to at least...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,522
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Flying Cars Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

No need. Prof. Latif complained (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/11/climate-change-global-warming-mojib-latif)about the Mail mischaracterizing his work the very next day.

BTW, I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-31-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,354
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Science Saturday: The Matinee Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

I think this (http://www.slate.com/id/2218834/) is the Slate piece on Terminator that is mentioned in the diavlog.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-09-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,010
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Utopia and Its Discontents

I'd just like to say that I enjoy Reihan's diavlogs, and I appreciate his lighthearted attitude. So keep doing your thing, Reihan.

It looks like the pro and anti folks both want more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-25-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,893
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Yuletide Cheer Edition

Jim reveals the real motivation for the the War on Christmas. (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/16702?in=12:34&out=12:40) I grew up in church constantly hearing sentiments like "The blood of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,998
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Special Optimistic Edition

Is there a link for the abortion piece discussed in the diavlog?
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-15-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,497
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Special Endorsement Edition

I was thinking '40's starlet since she has the soft focus thing happening. :)
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-13-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,942
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Free Will: Who's being protected?

Well, one could make the argument that the inheritors of an artist's estate should benefit from the continuing popularity of that artist's work. And we do have laws about the length of time after...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,374
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: The Subprime Solution

Other than the fact that the example Prof. Shiller gives and the Obama tax plan both deal with low income people, exactly what is the connection? Are you saying that the Obama advisors are still...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,804
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: The Week in Blog: Always On Message

I'll admit that I don't fully understand all the proposals, but I did read that NYT piece. What is the difference between Conn's proposal and the new Treasury plan being discussed? Is it just that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 29,037
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Performed Intelligence

"Ad hominem" is tricky in politics because there is a way to go too far in attacking the person. Certain attacks on character or on family cross the line. However, you can't separate the person from...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,917
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Songs of the Bushmen

Can you say straw-man?

How 'bout we change this up to say that it happened in the late 1940's (when McCain was a child) and that by the time, oh say in the late 70's, McCain met him when they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-29-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,411
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Winner of the Keep Bailing-Out debate: Barney Frank

I like this one too:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/29/frank-because-somebody-hu_n_130328.html
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,454
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Songs for the Financial Crisis

Well, there's the obvious song.

Pink Floyd - Money (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hkjkTe5kZE)
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-23-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,327
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Breaking the Narrative

I didn't find Byron all that bad. There was this (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14613?in=17:37&out=18:14) where he does criticize McCain a little. Which is more than, let's say, Matt Lewis would...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-23-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,327
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: WSJ: Obama's Executive Experience

"Community organizers and radical education activists." Let me be the first to say, "OH NOES! Not those guys!"

Seriously though, the WSJ opinion piece told me they were "radical" several times and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-19-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,238
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Who's Even Winning This Thing?

I keep wanting to say something about Jane's style of debate or her seeming inability to cope with disagreement. But I keep not sending the post because I find myself unable to watch more than a few...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,155
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Can You Spare Some Change?

Maybe he's just an optimist, but Matt's MO seems to be "admit no weakness." Even when he's saying that he expects to be upset by some things that a McCain administration would do, he makes it sound...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,769
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: You Can't Prove Gut

U.S. Census to the rescue! Apparently ~74% of Americans are white, ~16% of whites over the age of 25 do not have a high school degree, so ~11% would be "uneducated white people" if I'm doing my math...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,769
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Opinion presented as fact

I think you and I interpret words differently. I'll admit that I might be interpreting things wrongly, but I don't see in the same thing is Martin's words that you do.

Martin's "Perhaps"...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-08-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,769
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: The Only Reason Palin's On the Ticket

I have to assume that you are talking about this exchange (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14246?in=09:37&out=09:51). Dan actually does the opposite of what you claim. He specifically says he...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-06-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 36,909
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Science Saturday: The Anthropology of War

On your reference of political science, I wonder if this isn't a jargon problem, i.e. that different disciplines might use the same words but in specialized contexts. It might be useful to draw the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 75,778
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: Palin Fire

Knowing Ann, it might be Irish coffee.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,811
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: What Makes America Great

Megan McArdle: Concern Troll (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14143?in=25:45&out=25:53)
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,811
Posted By Xelgaex
Re: What Makes America Great

I'm 20 minutes in. Megan thinks ordinary people will not like attacks on Palin's lack of experience because they think they could run Washington. But attacks on Palin's unsavory parts of Palin's...
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