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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,599
Posted By lowellfield
Re: Non-Bloodthirsty Edition (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

The torture discussion was revolting. Glenn thinks torture should go unprosecuted because... the U.S. has done lots of terrible stuff. And John's position seems to be that we anti-torture nuts are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,190
Posted By lowellfield
Re: Percontations: What Is Time? (Julian Barbour & Craig Callender)

This was excellent. Mr. Barbour was very easy to understand and did something that few bloggingheads do: cut a paragraph short after a few minutes, out of a desire not to monopolize the conversation.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-28-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,893
Posted By lowellfield
Re: Yuletide Cheer Edition

I'm always grateful for Jim "A Cop Watching Every Mosque" Pinkerton's thoughts on religious pluralism.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 29,037
Posted By lowellfield
Re: Performed Intelligence

I thought Glenn's characterization of John's critique of McCain as ad hominem was bizarre. He was saying that McCain wasn't making very convincing arguments! Is that below the belt now, or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-04-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 37,105
Posted By lowellfield
The Ferraro Counterfactual

I don't think it's crazy to speculate that, were it possible to establish empirically, Obama's race on balance helped him. But it's not, as McWhorter characterizes it at one point, a fact. And I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-29-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,699
Posted By lowellfield
Great diavlog

This is fantastic content. Thanks Spencer. You have xtra large huevos to spend as much time in such places as you do.

And Farley was an excellent interlocutor.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-19-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,992
Posted By lowellfield
Best still shot ever

Extremely funny.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 52,267
Posted By lowellfield
Re: This Week in Blog: Conservative Crackup

I think Bill went too far in trying to deny the economic cost of limiting carbon emissions, and in trying to deny that Obama has really started putting the rabbit back in the hat when it comes to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-11-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 144,809
Posted By lowellfield
Re: The Lecture

I wish people would stop defending Mickey by saying his critics just want him to be an orthodox liberal. That's not the problem. It's the dishonesty, stupid.

Imagine a guy who goes bowling all...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-09-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 34,936
Posted By lowellfield
Ann's principled stand against comment censorship

She's a total hypocrite on the subject of comment censorship. I had a series of comments "expunged" from Ann's blog when I pointed out that she had just openly admitted that she didn't know anything...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 34,936
Posted By lowellfield
Re: Why Won't Hillary Quit?

I'll take a pass on this one, thanks.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 70,062
Posted By lowellfield
Ms. Merritt

I'm sorry. I admire her zeal, but one nice thing about BH.tv is that there's a generally pretty high level of intellectual honesty. I disagree with Eli Lake but you don't get the feeling listening to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,512
Posted By lowellfield
Pinkerton is a whack job

Is it intolerant of me to wish this racist freak had one fewer platform?
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 39,213
Posted By lowellfield
Re: MSM in the tank in general

I kind of agree. I don't know why she's so determined to defend McCain and the coverage of him, but it leads her to say things which go beyond naive to childish.

...and that bit at the end where...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 39,213
Posted By lowellfield
Re: McCain's "Al Qaeda" Remark

No, that's ridiculous. The president of the United States need to understand what's going on in the Middle East on a more granular level than Muslims = Bad Guys. "Who can tell the difference?" is a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 39,213
Posted By lowellfield
Re: MSM = Media Supporting McCain?

Good pairing. I like Greenwald a lot, and Cox is the by far the best of the Swamplanders.

The big problem with it is that Cox clearly knows that Glenn is the most vitriolic scourge of the MSM from...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,031
Posted By lowellfield

So this guy's m.o. is pretty straightforward: in the face of facts which are troublesome to the Weekly Standard worldview (of which there are many), just insist that "I'm not convinced" or "That's...
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