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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,814
Posted By Winspur
Re: Foreign Policy Rant Edition (Heather Hurlburt & Daniel Drezner)

10:20 I find it sad that Daniel cannot stomach the "do the right thing" arguments that some of his students are putting forward.

So much of great political leadership IS about just doing the right...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-31-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,813
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Capitalism and Its Discontents (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

This was a meaty, intelligent discussion, really one of the best in recent BHTV.

Will there be OWS martyrs? Sadly, Scott Olsen, a veteran and Occupy Oakland protester, has already suffered...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-29-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,222
Posted By Winspur
Re: Science Saturday: Human Enhancement (Robin Hanson & Daniel Sarewitz)

I concur completely. I was flabbergasted when Robin said the proportion of US government spending on war is "not very much." The Defense Department was responsible for 20% of spending in fiscal...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,168
Posted By Winspur
Re: Two Cheers For New Jersey! (Mark Schmitt & Kevin D. Williamson)

shimmy, don't apologize to him. He will only start jumping up and down and cackle madly about the cowardice of liberals. There is no point in reasoning with trolls like him, and your BHTV...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,168
Posted By Winspur
Re: @ University of Phoenix

I support this idea wholeheartedly. As stephanie said, it seems unworkable: but anything that would help anyone avoid starving in the street seems unworkable with the Congress we have.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 10-25-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By Winspur
Re: A quick survey

Thanks to everyone who responded! I just found the option to create a poll, but I'm just not that interested in generating statistics out of this.

TwinSwords, your chart is refreshing.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 10-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,991
Posted By Winspur
A quick survey

Commenter Cincinnatus wrote recently:



He may be right, but I'd like to test the statement. I invite all commenters to say here if they are gainfully employed, unemployed, or retired -- no...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,031
Posted By Winspur
Re: Television Politics (Alyssa Rosenberg & Chloe Angyal)

Geez, where is everybody? Is this topic really that boring, or are we all too busy hurling Islamophobic epithets at each other in the Middle East threads?
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-20-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,031
Posted By Winspur
Re: Television Politics (Alyssa Rosenberg & Chloe Angyal)

The Simpsons has done more to change the world for the better, I'm sure, than every other TV show that has existed combined (not counting HBO and Showtime series, which I consider serialized movies)....
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,498
Posted By Winspur
Re: A Dark Day in Israel (Robert Wright & Assaf Sharon)

Yes. The major problem with the comparison is that indigenous tribes in North America never forged durable common bonds against white settlers (some tried to, like Tecumseh, but that's another...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,498
Posted By Winspur
Re: A Dark Day in Israel (Robert Wright & Assaf Sharon)

There's probably a language issue here. As I understand it many settlers come from former Soviet Union lands and aren't comfortable speaking English.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,498
Posted By Winspur
Re: A Dark Day in Israel (Robert Wright & Assaf Sharon)

20 minutes in, and I find it funny / pathetic that the settlers who moved to Anatot for "quality of life" reasons seem to spend their entire lives in a state of fear (of Palestinians and liberal...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,388
Posted By Winspur
Re: Worldwise: The Special Case of Yemen (Afrah Nasser & Gregory Johnsen)

Afrah, I apologize for the rancid Islamophobia which commenters like apple and Sulla the Dictator are always espousing.

I (and I know many other members of the BHTV community) value your...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-13-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,024
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Occupy Wall Street (Nathan Schneider & Mike Konczal)

Conventional party politics is a great platform for quick, anonymous sex, too, as Americans who were alive in 1998 know all too well.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,765
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Fiddlesticks! (Sarah Posner & David Weigel)

I agree that Romney would have some appeal to independents in the general election. The problem is that I just can't imagine him -- despite what the polls are saying -- getting close to the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,765
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Fiddlesticks! (Sarah Posner & David Weigel)

The Mormon - evangelical tension reminds me a lot of Sunni - Shia Muslim tension in countries such as Lebanon and Iraq. I don't think there is much theological basis for declaring the Mormons not to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,617
Posted By Winspur
Re: Idle Speculation Edition (Jamelle Bouie & Peter Suderman)

I actually like Joe Biden. We need more people in politics who don't take self-censorship to the extreme of tailoring their every statement to some mythical centrist independent voter who hates...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,125
Posted By Winspur
Re: Water in the West Bank

I think that's exactly it. Fadi did talk about swimming pools.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,402
Posted By Winspur
Re: The Most Glorious Time of the TV Year (June Thomas & Willa Paskin)

I tried watching the pilot episode of Terra Nova last night. Willa said that the "characterization was very poor"--I think she's being charitable. I have to wonder if the show is aimed at...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,537
Posted By Winspur
Re: The State of Palestine (Robert Wright & Matthew Lee)

Very informative, thank you Bob and Matthew. I know Matthew talks fast...my only request is that both of you try to cut down on "you know"s when speaking. I think about 3 minutes of this was "you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-23-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,784
Posted By Winspur
Re: Commenter Klatch: Some Strange Edition (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

I am strangely drawn back to this thread because Bob had difficulty with the phrase "some strange." I'm pretty sure it comes from Black English, Bob. It's a substantive, like "bring the crazy,"...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-18-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,784
Posted By Winspur
Re: Commenter Klatch: Some Strange Edition (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

I am another observant Christian poster--Episcopalian, which of course means I'm "not a real Christian" in the eyes of many on the right, but whatever.

I think Wonderment practices the essence of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,969
Posted By Winspur
Re: Mr. Diavlog with Bob and Dave (David Weigel & Robert Costa)

Some thoughts:

--Several big states in Republican primaries (New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia) are winner-take-all, unlike in Democratic primaries. Obama would not have won the nomination in 2008...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,044
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Monogamish Edition (Dan Savage & Ross Douthat)

A symptom of what? Americans' desire to be treated equally?

That's what Dan's and my gay agenda is, nothing more.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,044
Posted By Winspur
Re: Values Added: Monogamish Edition (Dan Savage & Ross Douthat)

After 40 minutes in, I have no idea what Ross' position is, other than a vague discomfort with the idea of non-monogamous marriage. I'm glad he said this, though:

"The decline of marriage in the...
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