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Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,273
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Post-Post-Racial America (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

You Breitbarted me!!! The end of my quote is deliberately out of context.

I don't agree with you because I think you are wrong to call for Loury to correct himself. He said, "FoxNews ran with the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,273
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Post-Post-Racial America (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

My understanding is Fox had already posted links to the Sherrod story at Breitbart's site and taped shows for primetime about Sherrod before she was fired. Beck defended her in a way, but also went...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-30-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,782
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Picking Up the Gauntlet (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I think it's worth pointing out that Matt Yglesias, a former member of journolist, said on bhtv (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/29762?in=07:59&out=08:51) just yesterday that contrarian threads got...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,320
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Commenter Court: Consequential Edition (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Thanks for the reply.

I'm probably just being lazy. I know you do a pretty damn good job picking the stuff out. What I really meant was maybe add links to things mentioned more tangentially in the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-28-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,320
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Commenter Court: Consequential Edition (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

You talk towards the end about the 'links mentioned' (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/29717?in=23:13&out=23:28) section of the page. One humble suggestion I have is to use the area more liberally...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,468
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Loaded Questions (Brian Beutler & Peter Suderman)

I wish Beutler had pushed a little more on what Suderman thought about D vs R deficit performance in the past 30 years. Although Suderman isn't a faithful Republican ideologue to defend their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,204
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: We're All So Easy to Hate (Maureen Tkacik & Lizz Winstead)

IMHO I don't think Olivia Munn or Samantha Bee are very funny. Definitely my least two favorite correspondents, at least so far. I think Munn deserves more of a chance, but Sam Bee's bits are usually...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,507
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Houston, Fuck Yeah!

that is hilarious. talk about a bachelor pad
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,507
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Don't Drink and Tweet (Monica Potts & Conn Carroll)

You obviously have no idea what you're talking about or what I am talking about. I never said that libertarians can't come up with examples that seem to confirm their misguided ideology. What they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-29-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,507
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Don't Drink and Tweet (Monica Potts & Conn Carroll)

I don't understand your post. I'm the one who said 'sprawl'. I'm the one who's complaining about the inscrutable sprawl in Houston. I'm criticizing libertarians....I'm not one myself. Have you ever...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-29-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,507
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Don't Drink and Tweet (Monica Potts & Conn Carroll)

That is (just one) big problem with libertarianism. No real world example is ever good enough if it doesn't support libertarian preconceptions.

In Texas, libertarians are confronted with the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-02-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,199
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Flash Gordon Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

David Corn's reaction here (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/28535?in=36:23&out=36:31) pretty well encapsulates how I felt listening to this dv.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-16-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,156
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: The Week in Blog: Shocked, Shocked Edition (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

Scher didn't stress the fact that Tea Partiers tend to be white much at all. The only time he mentions it is in a list of a number of other demographics that Tea Partiers tend to fall into. He didn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,796
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: The Week in Blog: A Place of Harmony (Annie Lowrey & Matt Lewis)

Ezra Klein has a great post (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/03/mike_pences_confused_response.html) explaining by analogy how you can cut the deficit even as you spend money. As...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-10-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,926
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Special Corporatism Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Tim Carney)

This response is super-delayed, but you've touched on a couple issues I think are very interesting and can't resist responding to.



I think you are right to point out that the Fed only uses one...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-04-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,926
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Special Corporatism Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Tim Carney)

Even though Fed-bashing is in vogue, I'm not convinced your argument about the Fed is as airtight as you make it sound. What would you do? Fix the currency supply? Leave it up to the market? Allow...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,926
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Special Corporatism Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Tim Carney)

I agree that this is a difficult question. It's a shame that politicians demogouge and attack anyone who tries to grapple with it.

The most disingenuous aspect of the "death panels" argument is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,926
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Special Corporatism Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Tim Carney)

This is why we need a group of disinterested professionals to decide what is reasonable for the government to pay private doctors/hospitals for certain procedures; i.e. we need 'death panels'....
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,926
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Special Corporatism Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Tim Carney)

Carney seems to either defend insurance companies because they support Max Baucus or he thinks it's a convincing condemnation of HCR that insurance companies are behind Max Baucus. What is he talking...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,724
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: I hate to go all ...

I just want McCardle paired with someone that can challenge her disingenuous (or at the very least logically-strained) economics points, as opposed to someone like Olopade, who's great, but has to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-02-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,724
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: I hate to go all ...

Fair enough. I hate that about McCardle, too. My read on Megan is whenever she gets backed into a corner she either tries to interject something along the lines of "we can never be 100% sure of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,724
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: I hate to go all ...

Not every week can be undeniably awesome (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=4524&highlight=AWESOME+WEEK). I thought the Ezra Klein/ Lawrence Lessig diavlog just about a week ago was a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-09-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,562
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Keep It Moving (Dayo Olopade & Dave Weigel)

I cringe when people try to push their own views as those of the majority. It smacks of the mythological "real American" that Palin is fond of invoking to justify her beliefs and marginalize those of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,562
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: Keep It Moving (Dayo Olopade & Dave Weigel)

Do you have any evidence that there is no consensus that supply side economics didn't work? I literally remember learning that in macro economics. I had a very conservative professor who did his best...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,913
Posted By messwithtexas
Re: The Week in Blog: The Poughkeepsie Whatever (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

Anyone who wants to lump Austin in with the South, should check out this map of the vote results when they added a gay marriage ban to our state constitution. Austin is the Green county in the middle...
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