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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-26-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,565
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Flugelhorn Edition (Conor Friedersdorf & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

Katherine Mangu-Ward thinks she never considered being a teacher because it sucks? Too bad she doesn't know what she's talking about. I had more freedom to innovate during my years teaching high...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-29-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,294
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Turkey Day Edition (Corby Kummer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

John, I grew up in Los Angeles and have since lived in Texas, Virginia, and New York, and I have to say - thanks for saying you speak only from experience.

I have missed the wealth of cheap,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-25-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,262
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Idolatrous Edition (Mark Schmitt & Tim Noah)

I find it a little ridiculous that an opinion writer on a meta-site like Bloggingheads.tv has such a big problem with this rally. For one thing, his suggestion that the people who are going to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-27-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,502
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Magic Asterisks (Daniel Drezner & Megan McArdle)

Ugh, Bloggingheads, COME ON. A diavlog half about undergraduate education between a tenured professor who hasn't taught undergrads in 5 years, and someone who went to college 20 years ago?

Next...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 30,179
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Big Government Libertarianism (Glenn Loury & Jim Pinkerton)

Maybe it's because they're not scientists, but I'm completely baffled by Glenn and Jim's feeling that people without jobs don't need more education. Every increase in education corresponds to a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-11-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,474
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Stop and Smell the Aqua Buddha (Dana Goldstein & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

The American school day and year are on the short side, compared to other countries.
Some recent stats on how kids' time is spent (www.timeandlearning.org/resources/International%20Data.ppt)
Your...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 34,151
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Things Learned From Reading Every Single Word of the Bible

I think of Catholics like myself as some of the worst Bible scholars ever... but the story of Jonah came up in the mass schedule just a few months ago and it came across with all the wit and insight...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-27-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,423
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Speechwriters on Obama's Speeches

"Bringing slaveholding America back into the story..."

Classy. I think those of us who learned, back in high school, how to value the Southern founding fathers for their attempts at creating...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,788
Posted By violetcrown
Re: The Week in Blog: Government Dirt

I agree with Conn that I don't remember "Liberals Gleeful over Abramoff" headlines, but the "Conservatives Gleeful..." headings seem only as annoying as "Liberals Chafe at Obama Cabinet..."

It...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,481
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Welcome to the Jungle

"hunter gatherer societies suck"

hahahaha. I thought all the Megan-bashers were a little harsh till I heard her say that. I did like seeing Bob's eyes pop out of his head then, though.

The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-14-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,454
Posted By violetcrown
Re: The Week in Blog: Pesci vs. De Niro

The idea that the American auto industry is failing because of high-wage union jobs seems pretty crazy to me.

I've never bought an American car for two reasons:
1) Every one I know who owns one...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-23-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 50,909
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Obama: The Opera

"McCain has dedicated his life to service of his country; Obama happily joined a congregation which espoused the destruction of his country."

That's funny, I sort of feel like the Republican party...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,828
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Superbama vs. McHulk

I'm really grossed out by Ann talking about "drafted women" as these people who would just be a drag on the military - as if they would be so much more useless than drafted men. Her view of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,678
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Science Saturday: The Autochthonic Edition

Man, you guys need some female scientists for this last part!

George, there's a huge difference between
giving a girl three vaccine SHOTS to protect her from cervical cancer for years into the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-10-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,917
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Songs of the Bushmen

Such a nice surprise to see one of my heroes in the Mickey seat, and nice to hear him in a dialogue (Adlai Stevenson! It all makes sense now) since I'm used to him in his singularly monologic Le Show...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-24-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,327
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Breaking the Narrative

Wow guys, please don't talk about "Western Values" if you aren't from the West and don't know what western values are. And please don't assume they're reflected by Alaska, jeez.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-18-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,813
Posted By violetcrown
Re: Rank Punditry Edition

Jonah seems to suggest that since the power and the influence of the vice-president has only been so big in the last 16 years, that anyone who fears that Palin will maintain that level of influence...
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