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  #41  
Old 03-07-2010, 01:50 PM
PreppyMcPrepperson PreppyMcPrepperson is offline
 
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Default Re: This is the song that never ends...

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How could you not have known Lambchop?!

(PS: I guess you didn't have kids to watch TV with...)
Sigh. I lived for that show. "this is the song that never ends, and it goes on and on my friend..."
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: This is the song that never ends...

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How could you not have known Lambchop?!
The number of gaps in my knowledge is legion. One might even say it is the complement of a comb space. But ...

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(PS: I guess you didn't have kids to watch TV with...)
... thank you for making an excuse on my behalf.



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Old 03-08-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: Republicans for Murder as a Political Tool

Why is this NPRLite-style site now pandering to the partier types?

In any case, here's more on Dan Riehl, here's Erick Erickson seeming to promote revolution and violence against politicians, and here are my posts about Glenn Reynolds.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:08 PM
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Default Dimwits to the right of me, racists to the left [EOM]

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:43 AM
mattcbrown mattcbrown is offline
 
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Default Re: The Week in Blog: Unbaked Cake (Bill Scher & Melissa Clouthier)

I tried to get all the through it, but could only take so much of Clouthier's giggling amusement at the "squawking Left." I feel for the child Melissa says she was "home schooling."
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: Political ventriloquism

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So I propose a new internet law: any time you say "The people believe such-and-such", you must immediately back it up with data from a reputable pollster or else concede that you're projecting your own opinion onto 300 million people and pretending that justifies your argument.
Remember the topic about polling we, the mean commenters, were having a week or two ago?

More about oraculating!
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:06 PM
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Remember the topic about polling we, the mean commenters, were having a week or two ago?

More about oraculating!
That was good. Thanks.

Pity, though, that Stephen didn't have this chart to ask Scott Rasmussen about.

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Old 03-15-2010, 01:20 PM
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Default Lambchop's Law vigilante

Henry Farrell catches Clive Crook violating Lambchop's Law.

What Crook wrote:

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In the last big push to get reform through, using whatever deals, scams, ruses and parliamentary evasions fall to hand, the public and their concerns are pushed ever more to the periphery of Washington’s vision. … Recovering voters’ respect for the outcome, even assuming the outcome is good, looks an ever more distant prospect. … Democrats facing tight elections are right to worry that “in due course” might be a long time. It is hard to see how the public will forget this mess between now and November. … passing an unpopular bill by questionable means is unlikely to prove an electoral tonic.
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In the last big push to get reform through, using whatever deals, scams, ruses and parliamentary evasions fall to hand, me and my concerns are pushed ever more to the periphery of Washington’s vision. … My respect for the outcome, even assuming the outcome is good, looks an ever more distant prospect. … Democrats facing tight elections are right to worry that “in due course” might be a long time. It is hard to see how I will forget this mess between now and November. … passing an unpopular bill by questionable means is unlikely to win my vote.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Lambchop's Law vigilante

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Henry Farrell catches Clive Crook violating Lambchop's Law.

What Crook wrote:



And Farrell's translation of Crook:
Excellent! Not to mention that there are a few internal violations by stating (as an obviously established fact when it's not) that the bill is unpopular, and the means are questionable...

This is a time for thinking carefully and reviewing how much truth, if any, is behind those arguments.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Lambchop's Law vigilante

Henry Farrell catches Crook again:

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Remarkable as it may be—and welcome, too, as I believe—it is nonetheless a tainted victory. Brown won in Massachusetts for a reason. The Democrats had failed to make their case for this reform to me. They pressed the case for some sort of reform, but that was easy: I was already there. What I dislike is this particular bill, and the Democrats, intent on arguing among themselves, barely even tried to change my mind.
I struggle to understand how extending health insurance to 32 million Americans, at a cost of a trillion dollars over ten years, can be a deficit-reducing measure. If cuts in Medicare will pay for half of that outlay, as the plan intends, I struggle to see how the quality of Medicare’s services can be maintained—let alone improved, as Pelosi said again in her speech on Sunday. The CBO notwithstanding, I am right not to believe these claims.

Whether you agree with that or not, the law the Democrats just passed is unpopular with me. It is a far-reaching, transformative measure that in the end will affect almost everyone; it is opposed by me most of the time; and it is now law. I would never have believed this possible in the United States.
"Me the people" is almost as good as Lamchop's Law.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: Lambchop's Law vigilante

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Henry Farrell catches Crook again:

"Me the people" is almost as good as Lamchop's Law.
Brilliant "translation" of Crook's article, which definitely strayed into Lambchop territory. (I read Crook's actual Atlantic column and found it a bit internally inconsistent, both in terms of his ambivalence which seems to have him making contradictory points, and in terms of specific assertions (such as claiming that the U.S. system of government is "exquisitely sensitive to public opinion," which would seem to be ignoring the role of the Supreme Court (desegregation, anyone? or Citizens United?).)

Crook's claim to having the inside dope on what "the American public" wants or thinks is even more thoroughly debunked in the Joshua Tucker piece linked to in the article you cited.
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