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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,861
Posted By JerseyBoy
The absurdity of liberal internationalists

It is absurd to believe that the Taliban would have turned over Osama bin Laden on threat of international sactions when the Taliban refused to turn him over on threat of international invasion. I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,699
Posted By JerseyBoy
Gay Marriage Libertarian victory???

Whatever one thinks of gay marriage, I find it very hard to see it as a libertarian victory. What we have here is the use of state power to re-defining a social institution that pre-existed the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,647
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Values Added: Millennials and Morality (Robert Jones & Michael B. Dougherty)

Not so fast. Same-sex marriage continues to lose at the ballot box every time. The fact that homosexuality is now much more accepted today than in the recent past is a different issue than whether...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 31,250
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: We All Have Our Obligations (Mark Schmitt & Glenn Loury)

Mark says that the Obama budget proposal goes a long way to addressing the long-term budget problems of the country. What???!!! It did no such thing. It was an awful abdication of responsibility: ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-28-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,489
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Welcome to Adam and Dan's Nerd Box (Adam Serwer & Dan Foster)

Adam's speculation that Bachman in the race might hurt the GOP more generally doesn't make sense. Was the eventual Democrat nominee hurt by having Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich in the primaries? ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-15-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,108
Posted By JerseyBoy

I like listening to Glenn. He has a sort of fumbling eloquence that strikes me as very sincere.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 27,485
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Values Added: American Muslims and American Jews (Abdullah Antepli & Jack Bemporad)

I don't see much evidence of Islamophobia in the United States. I do believe Americans do show a healthy and fully warranted skepticism about certain claims of Islam, e.g., that it is a "religion of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-01-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,960
Posted By JerseyBoy
False comparisons

Noah engaged in many false comparisons here. For example, he compares his public condemnation of a published novel suggesting the assassination of President Bush, with Rush Limbaugh's failure to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: No Wire Hangers! (Tim Noah & Matt Welch)

Why does a pre-existing condition imprison someone in his/her job. When I quit working for Company A and take a new job at Company B, nobody asks me about my health condition, nobody screens me for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,003
Posted By JerseyBoy
Prosecute Bush?

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the D.C. gun control law was unconstitutional. Should we now prosecute as "criminals" the members of the DC Council who passed that law?

Do you see where...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,811
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Psyching Up and Psyching Out

"Number one, that's bullshit. You don't pay 50% in taxes. I've tried to figure out where you live where that could be true and I think you can't do math."

The obvious error in this response is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-20-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,811
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Psyching Up and Psyching Out

I'm a single guy and I make (slightly) more than $250k/year. I currently pay pay a boatload of taxes. In fact, for teh past two years I've paid more in combined federal/state taxes than every...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,350
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Gay marriage

"Since the only possible basis for (2) is linguistic, while the effect is identical to oppostion to (1), I'd say that your assertion is false."

Very untrue.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,350
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Gay marriage

"Democrats have decided that the best route to gay-lesbian equal rights in the next decade is by letting the states grapple with the concept of marriage while making sure that civil unions provide...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,350
Posted By JerseyBoy
Gay marriage

There's no necessary contradiction between (1) tolerance for homosexuals, and (2) opposition to homosexual marriage. You can consistently support No. 1 without supporting No. 2.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,350
Posted By JerseyBoy
Gay marriage

Palin and Biden have the same position on gay marriage (opposed). The only difference is that Palin's position reflects what she actually believes, whereas Biden's is pure political calculation.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-24-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,454
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Domino Theory

The Corn-Pinkerton matchup is one of the best on BHTV. Me likey!
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 49,817
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: In Defense of Dumb Presidents

I agree that Palin is not qualified to be president. (But of course she is not running for President.) If your argument is that Palin is not qualified to be VICE president, then I ask you to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,188
Posted By JerseyBoy

Why is it xenophobic to be concerned about the effects of mass immigration on domestic wages? Isn't the use of such terms basically an effort to silence opponents of mass immigration by painting...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 79,431
Posted By JerseyBoy
I'm bemused

Doesn't "bemuse" pretty much mean what Mickey says it doesn't mean?
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-25-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,902
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: McCain on the March

I like the Tomasky-Lowry matchup. Two smart guys who know how to discuss politics across the aisle with civility and respect for one another.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-14-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 57,897
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Realism Island

The fact that so many of the attacks on Goldberg are ad hominim says a lot about his opponents' ability to actually present strong substantive counterarguments. If you can't beat him, spit on him, I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 51,123
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: What Would Nixon Do?

Pinkerton speaks to many unpleasant truths. I applaud his courage to see the world as it is.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-01-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 44,177
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: Mild Provocation Edition

The Bush tax cuts actually made the federal income tax MORE progressive. The upper 10% of income earners now pay a greater share of federal income tax than at any point over the past decade, and the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-01-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 36,861
Posted By JerseyBoy
Re: The Rise of hostilities

It looks like Frank and Bob don't really like each other much. They are usually much more polite.
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