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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,132
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Iowa (David Weigel & Benjy Sarlin)

Is this what I am missing by not having cable tv?
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Yes, they they did an 18 segment of a diavlog on incarceration in January of last year. Per usual, what Mark had to say was quite valuable. What I would like to see is a broader examination of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I think a diavlog on incarceration would be appropriate. Josh made a comment on this subject and as have a few others who have appeared on BHTV. He lives in California which has a unusually high...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Unfortunate news about Glenn's loss and hope Josh recovers well.

My claim to shame, Stormfront, the white supremacist group, brainchild of Jamie Kelso a classmate of mine in the 60's. The man...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,948
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Kudos to Bob for setting the record straight on his hero, Ron Paul

I thought that Ron Paul does not go along with most of his libertarian buddies when it comes to open borders. This coincides with one of their main theoreticians, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, stance against...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

I will use one bhtv commenter's handle: "ohcomeon."
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

Ron Paul being impervious to the racist statements made in his newsletter reminds me of President Obama never having heard his former long time spiritual advisor and minister Jeremiah Wright's...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,573
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

Hitchens was a throwback. He did all his writing per an interview I saw with him at a bar using a pencil and pad of paper. No sitting at a comfortable study, taping into a computer, in a roomy...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Images On Your Eyeballs (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

From what I gather there won't be a many diavlogs beginning in the new year. Bob discussed this on his last diavlog he had with Mickey Kaus on December 1st. He may have had a subsequent...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Images On Your Eyeballs (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

48% of all Americans are either in a low income bracket or are living in poverty.

57% of all American children are living in households that are considered low income or living or impoverished.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Images On Your Eyeballs (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

Cute observation. He drank and smoked a lot. Hitchens said "It's the fags that will get me in the end, I know it."
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,769
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Blast From the Past (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

It's 12/19 and finally Newt is starting to stumble. It's about time!
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-15-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,769
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Blast From the Past (Timothy Noah & Rich Lowry)

Looking forward to Timothy's book on income inequality coming out next year. Hopefully, his suggestions on how to ameloriate it will be better than the politicians feeble attempts to do so.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,345
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Values Added: The Vision Thing (Michael B. Dougherty & Daniel Strauss)

The reason President Obama can't coherently give a vision for saving or broading the middle class is because he doesn't have one nor have the previous 3 or 4 men who have occupied the presidency. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,840
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: The Week in Blog: Weird in Washington (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

This 1% business is getting old. Robert Reich about 15 years ago said that the top 30% are ahead of the financial eight ball and the remaining 70% are falling further and further behind. Now, it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,192
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Penny For Your Thoughts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

I am under the impression that they all are adults when they committed suich heinous acts.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,192
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Penny For Your Thoughts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

In my zip code of Los Angeles there are 101 registered sex offenders via the Megans Law website. Almost without exception they are males and at least 80% of them sexual committed sexual acts with...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: The Bob Show

Queen Latifah - her Dana Owens (real name) CD consisting of songs for old fogies like me is delicious: "California Dreaming," "Hello Stranger," I Got A Spell On You, and "Lush Life."
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Kudos to Mickey for mentioning political journalist Thomas Edsall. His '92 book "Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics" was one of the finest non fiction books I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Being a political junkie I have enjoyed my 4 1/2 years viewing BHTV. It's been my go to place to check out on the Net practically everyday. The intellectual stimulation and happiness it has brought...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

A dichotomy here: talking about a movie where the main character suffers from an extreme form of depression followed up by a discussion that semi trashes the medications used to treat such a malady....
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

It's as simple as that : "a few years playing army." Been to VA hospital recently? Yeh, I would like it if some of these shills for the military industrial complex, preaching American Imperialism...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

25,000 troops in Korea, 45,000 in Japan, now 2,500 in Australia of all places and this is a grand strategy. By the way, Walter where did you serve? No, going to school for half you life is not an...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,268
Posted By bkjazfan
Re: Worldwise: Live From Athens (Yanis Varoufakis & Henry Farrell)

Jim Reid of Deutsch Bank: "If you don't think Merkel's tone will change then our advestment advice is to dig a hole in the ground and hide."

Jim Rogers: "In 2002 it was bad, in 2008 it was worse,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,809
Posted By bkjazfan
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