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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

Well, communism (appears) to be impossible to implement in the real world. But I don't think we should throw out the fruits of the last 150 years of communist intellectual thought.

Analogously,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-06-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

Well, technically I'm guilty of religious intolerance, not racism. In this case, Islamophobia. I glanced at the Wikipedia entry for this, and I do have some of its symptoms. Specifically, thinking...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-05-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

The first point you make has two parts: 1. immoral, and 2. inconsistent with American tradition. I think point 2 is right. But as for the immorality of the idea, I'd like to work out its...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-05-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,605
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Hard Truths (Michelle Goldberg & Dayo Olopade)

I'm going to go out on a limb here, so please critique my argument.

It seems the most bloodless way to stop Muslim men from being radicalized in the West is to not allow new Muslim immigrants to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,157
Posted By JBurgin
Re: The Temptation of Eli

Wow. The long Mickey is away, the less inclined I am to listen to these diavlogs.

Bob's camera-manner tends to be taunting and dismissive. This works ok with Mickey, due to their unique...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-24-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 59,025
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Strategies of Orcish Containment

So Jim's argument about the surge not working in Afghanistan is that basically Muslims can't help but want to kill Christians. Or in secular terms, Asians can't think straight when they see...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-17-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 44,464
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Bob is a great world leader

Mickey Kaus = Emmanuel Goldstein

With no shade of metaphor excepted.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 44,464
Posted By JBurgin
Re: Hitting the Panic Button

You know, the fact that the surge has worked so well in Iraq might suggest to the public that we have a similar surge in Afghanistan. In people's minds we've come up with the winning tactic for...
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