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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By brucds
Re: Images On Your Eyeballs (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

"Then again, he declared himself a 'proud child of the National Health Service' so maybe he just figured the Dr wasn't available."

But of course Britain logs about 25% more doctor visits per...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,840
Posted By brucds
Re: The Week in Blog: Weird in Washington (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

carkrueger - Glenn and Rush?

Pleeze.

You truly are totally fucking nuts...which wouldn't be funny if you weren't yammering about taking shit "seriously."
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-10-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By brucds
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

I've had good experiences at the DMV in recent years, and used to consider it like spending a day in East Germany. They changed...for the better. And do a good, efficient job. Knee-jerk glibertarian...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,291
Posted By brucds
Re: Double Couch Edition (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

Good Lord - of course the country has a long-term deficit problem. Current debt was run up by a profligate gospel of "tax cuts uber alles" that began with Reagan, which ties the country's hands...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,291
Posted By brucds
Re: Double Couch Edition (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

Sulla - are you talking about "historical norms" base on right-wing "deficits don't matter" "wisdom."

You clowns are laughable. You have a religion. It's not been working. "Conservatives" have...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,291
Posted By brucds
Re: Double Couch Edition (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

"If spending is cut to about 18% of GDP, I wouldn't mind a phase out of the Bush tax cuts as long as all extra revenue went to debt payment."

Because my numerologist tells me that "18" is a magic...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,291
Posted By brucds
Re: Double Couch Edition (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

Does the editor of the National Review not comprehend that Warren Buffet's "salary" of $100,000 isn't likely his main income - but that his capital gains income undoubtedly dwarf what he allots...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

I won't bother to wrangle all of the nauseating anti-gay quotes, but Michele Bachmann - having at one point (2004) identified gay marriage as the issue having the biggest impact on our nation in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Pinkerton wrote a column during the last round claiming that Obama was linked to an admirer of Satan. That, of course, would be Saul Alinsky. Jim's sage advice was that John McCain didn't appear...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Citing that off-hand Krugman interview comment, in which he was making a narrow point in an unrelated context, as defense of Perry's characterization of Social Security as - at it's core - a Ponzi...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

First of all, Barro is not a reliable source on the stimulus. That's my opinion - and that of many, many respectable economists. But it doesn't matter. Because if Barro actually claims that the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Exactly how some douchebag who has spent his life on various Beltway payrolls claims that repairing school buildings is a "fake job" eludes me.

This crap is disgusting in its hubris and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Defend this crap. It's yours. If you want to debate the efficacy of the stimulus, fine. That's not what's at issue. What's at issue is a lie. Bald-faced, with this idiot Pinkerton trying to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

Pinkerton is a liar just like Perry in discussing the stimulus. These are rotten people - they'll say anything. No morals. Fuck him with his "fake jobs" and "no net jobs" bullcrap. No respectable...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,584
Posted By brucds
Re: Starting a Panic (David Corn & James Pinkerton)

"My wife works for Michele Bachmann."


Pinkerton deserves respect for the courage of this admission. I would be embarrassed - no, humiliated - to state this in public, and probably be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 26,654
Posted By brucds
Re: God Bless America (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

harkin - your attacks on Krugman are deranged.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 31,474
Posted By brucds
Re: Values Added: Southern Baptist Edition (Amy Sullivan & Richard Land)

"Finally a discussion on Christianity from a heavy weight and the real deal."

If Richard Land and the Southern Baptists are the "real deal" of Christianity, my neighbor's dog is God. The Southern...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-21-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,838
Posted By brucds
Re: Awkward and Excruciating Edition (Adam Serwer & Conor Friedersdorf)

whburgess: "I think Social Security is as radical.
Medicare is as radical.
Unemployment Benefits is as radical."

You're a fucking lunatic. And radical...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-17-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,986
Posted By brucds
Re: This Cutting Edge (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

I find it hard to believe that McWhorter characterized the commenters at that Walter Russell Mead blog post "not idiots" - they were, in fact, the "spectrum" of almost stereotypical white racism...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,871
Posted By brucds
Re: Zelig Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Reihan Salam)

"Remember when computers were $2,000? Now, they're $500 and several thousand times faster."

Actually the ENIAC used to cost $6,000,000 in 2011 dollars, but thanks to the miracle of cheap overseas...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,377
Posted By brucds
Re: Downgrade (Mark Kleiman & Peter Cohan)

"At least you see that some people are truly exceptional and they make all of our lives better off, right? ... I believe J. Lo has made most of her money by selling perfume."

Wooopdedooo! A "job...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,377
Posted By brucds
Re: Downgrade (Mark Kleiman & Peter Cohan)

Tara Davis: "If the S&P did not downgrade the debt, would Mark be on Bloggingheads calling for the S&P to be "regulated out of existance"? The DNC talking points reek of 'working the ref.'"


FWIW...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,222
Posted By brucds
Re: Lessons Learned: Breivik's Manifesto (Wajahat Ali & Mollie Ziegler Hemingway)

eeeeeeli: I've learned from checking the comments here that it's folly to expect any honest commentary from characters like "harkin."
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-18-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,028
Posted By brucds
Re: Playing with Dangerous Things (Joel Rubin & Josh Block)

Since anti-Semitism has been introduced - dishonestly - into these threads. I'll venture to say this: I've been a lot more open to the arguments of Zionists when they don't proudly display the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-18-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,028
Posted By brucds
Re: Playing with Dangerous Things (Joel Rubin & Josh Block)

Don Zeko - just as one data point, and obviously to any sentient being not the most compelling, the PLO was founded in 1964. On my calendar that pre-dates 1967. Going back to 1949, the expelling of...
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