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Forum: Diavlog comments 02-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,514
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Egypt After Mubarak's Downfall (Ussama Makdisi & Daniel Serwer)

if your measure of success is how well you expand and protect the interests of your country's most powerful class, not much. if you care about having any pretense of a sane discussion and being able...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-13-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,514
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Egypt After Mubarak's Downfall (Ussama Makdisi & Daniel Serwer)

i'm not going to conceal my sympathy to ohreally's take here, but if you really want to argue that what replaces mubarak does not have to at least make some kind of marginal concession to the popular...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 42,865
Posted By chucklefist
Re: An Advertisement for Openness (Glenn Greenwald & Matt Welch)

out of sincere curiosity - what makes matt a psuedo libertarian?
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-29-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 73,258
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Code Words

gw, your point about the annenberg challenge's failure to bring about any improvement in the indicators used by the research project is much more germane to ayers' chops as an educational reformer,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-29-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 73,258
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Code Words

gw, your point about the annenberg challenge's failure to bring about any improvement in the indicators used by the research project is much more germane to ayers' chops as an educational reformer,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-29-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 73,258
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Code Words

i have to admit that i'm a sucker for match-ups like this. it's really enjoyable to see these guys discovering enough common ground to keep the greater debates constructive and intellectually...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-29-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: Telecommunications for Emergencies

thanks for the nod, eb. and i also meant to explicitly back up wonderment's defense of the show earlier. regarding the "inside baseballness" of un plaza, yeah, sometimes it's really intriguing,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-28-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: Telecommunications for Emergencies

wonderment, i'm sure the next installment of unp will address the syrian bombing and what the response was around the un.

as far as coming to the defense of these segments, i'll preface it with...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,944
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: Happy Election Day

how badly does this site need more matt lees? even though the election saga was a possibly a little too drawn out, it bled into some fairly interesting organizational and procedural issues. the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,225
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: The Nuclear Menace

props to both participants here for a rich, well-articulated discussion of this subject. a nice balance between detail and accessibility for those of us who are relative neophytes to this issue. i...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-18-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,358
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Financial Apocalypse Edition

glad there has been an attempt to cover this issue in this diavlog and the previous w/brink and robert litan. they've had a good balance of basic synopsis and analysis. thanks to bob the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-17-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,078
Posted By chucklefist
Re: U.N. Plaza: Foreign Band-Aid

this is the first un plaza ever where i really struggled to stay engaged. ray
offenheiser's answers rarely went beyond something that i feel i'd read on a shiny oxfam pamphlet, except not as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-09-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,769
Posted By chucklefist
Re: You Can't Prove Gut

well, as long as bhtv has to beleaguer the convention speeches and campaign rhetoric without a debate on the actual issues, at least we have lim to offer a somewhat developed critique of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-07-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,139
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: Inside Baseball Edition

wonderment,

you make good points in your defense of bob. un plaza and science saturday are underappreciated and don't generate the buzz of the election discussions. but, i think a lot of that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-07-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,811
Posted By chucklefist
Re: What Makes America Great

look,

i appreciate the details on the shelter-funding issue and agree that we would have been better served by a fuller discussion of that (kinda surprised megan so readily agreed on the point of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-07-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,139
Posted By chucklefist
Re: UN Plaza: Inside Baseball Edition

it's truly thrilling for me to watch un plaza. it's such a digestable, yet always rich and well-developed exchange. i'm inspired to spend a lot more time reading up on the subjects these guys call...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 75,778
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Biden on the possible prosecution of Bush, et al

pleasantly surprised to hear biden break it down and his framing is savvy and just. how can anyone believe this isn't just lip service, though? no way the prosecution of bush is a politically...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 75,778
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Palin Fire

i'm officially a jane fan after this one. she definitely saves us from a spree of unchecked, frequently nonsensical speculation. on the criminal prosecution/impeachment topic, i'll say that i...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,811
Posted By chucklefist
Re: What Makes America Great

mixed feelings about megan. yeah, re palin her arguments range from worth considering to pretty damned strained. the reservoir of public resentment against protection afforded to govt. employees...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

civility and friendship are great. the more the better, i suppose. that doesn't seem to have much to do with the focus of the discussion and the quality of the evidence that's offered for bob and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

on another note, it'd be nice if bloggingheads' rnc coverage had even the most cursory recognition of all the pre-emptive round ups of protesters who don't appear to have not committed any illegal...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

sorry, everyone, about the multiple post. got logged out during submission of the post and ended up mistakenly posting it again. i'm also learning the hazard of overusing the back button on my...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

i generally am sympathetic to bob's viewpoint. i share his fear that mccain will continue/initiate counterproductive wars. but, i kind of agree with disquiet that bob's resting his case here on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

i generally am sympathetic to bob's viewpoint. i share his fear that mccain will continue/initiate counterproductive wars. but, i kind of agree with disquiet that bob's resting his case here on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By chucklefist
Re: Miss Alaska

wow, says it all right here: http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/14122?in=18:23&out=18:33. this is perhaps the single most telling aspect we have to glean from right now in respect to what the...
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