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Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2011, 01:43 PM
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Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Evil Empire

I don't know if people say that owners are intentionally preventing their teams from winning. I think it's a lot more common to say that some owners don't give a shit about winning, and it doesn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

that's exactly the problem: where am I saying they should be held to a different standard? unless you can dig up footage of me singing the praises of the Bush administrations domestic policy, then...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

Just to be sure, I was trying to make a joke and not be overly snarky. I don't have the energy to respond to the rest of your post right now, but I sometimes get a bit annoyed with the "HOW COME...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

you may genuinely be puzzled that no one broached entitlement form during the Bush administration. but since I, in fact, wasn't in charge of domestic policy for our 43rd president, am not the best...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Evil Empire

There is no obvious answer. The NBA has a problem that's equally as bad, if not worse. Teams openly tank NBA seasons towards the end to get a higher lottery slot. The thing is, the entire idea of a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Evil Empire

"at least" being a pretty enormous understatement. Who were the 2 teams you had in mind, the Pirates and the Royals? I think most people suspect it's going on with several other teams.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

Let's tease out a few things here. First of all, you're right! This plan is radical. Thankfully, the merit of an individual policy or argument isn't judged by where it allegedly falls on the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

I think we both know from experience that isn't true.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

and if he hadn't said that, progressives would have been mum about his budget? :)
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

As a certain someone might say, it's the "even the republican!" card. Regardless, I think a debate over these numbers is silly. Everyone seems to agree the 2.8 number is absurd. But I'd like to see...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

....because he put out a budget proposal?
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: Character evidence

You realize that the unemployment forecast is based entirely on CBO projections, right? Everyone seems to agree that the numbers are obviously ridiculous, but that doesn't mean people made stuff up,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-05-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,243
Posted By chiwhisoxx
Re: $400 Billion a year is not enough

I can't have the whole debate with you at 2:19 AM, but the reason it's a good idea to turn Medicaid into block grants rather than matching funds is because the current system has perverse incentives...
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