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Old 05-14-2011, 09:15 AM
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:30 AM
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"The policies that got us into this mess were not brought about by public demand," says Krugman.

Perchance, is Paul talking about the stimulus and manipulation of the currency and all of the Keynesian solutions * he has been so fond of?

It's fine to cry foul, but if you don't acknowledge that you engage in the same behavior when you do, that's called hypocisy.

As for Fox News coverage of the tea party...couldn't the same be said of MSNBC coverage of the Wisconsin protests? Is it possible that the protests grew because MSNBC 'identified' with the protest'? (oops! Bob is mentioning this now.) Apparently Henry doesn't watch MSNBC. All of the talking heads there, especially Ed Shultz and Rachel Maddow, were definitely 'claiming an identity of the brand' of the the protests. As far as I can see, Fox and MSNBC are mirror images of each other.

*Our benchmark results suggest that the ARRA created/saved approximately 450 thousand state
and local government jobs and destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:29 PM
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"The policies that got us into this mess were not brought about by public demand," says Krugman.

Perchance, is Paul talking about the stimulus and manipulation of the currency and all of the Keynesian solutions * he has been so fond of?

It's fine to cry foul, but if you don't acknowledge that you engage in the same behavior when you do, that's called hypocisy.

As for Fox News coverage of the tea party...couldn't the same be said of MSNBC coverage of the Wisconsin protests? Is it possible that the protests grew because MSNBC 'identified' with the protest'? (oops! Bob is mentioning this now.) Apparently Henry doesn't watch MSNBC. All of the talking heads there, especially Ed Shultz and Rachel Maddow, were definitely 'claiming an identity of the brand' of the the protests. As far as I can see, Fox and MSNBC are mirror images of each other.

*Our benchmark results suggest that the ARRA created/saved approximately 450 thousand state
and local government jobs and destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs.
It's always a bit shocking for me when I hear a social "scientist" that is so obviously partisan. Bob was much more level headed, thankfully. Was there a groundswell of popular support for Libya? or TARP? Also who's in power matters. It's hard right now to have large grass-root movements take off on the left because the presidency is Democrat. The way I would frame this discussion is how much does the media do to give a voice the emotional masses vs. how much it helps the elites defend the status quo. That's an interesting question, but my null-hypothesis would be that the political colors don't matter as much as larger trends.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:33 PM
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As for Fox News coverage of the tea party...couldn't the same be said of MSNBC coverage of the Wisconsin protests? Is it possible that the protests grew because MSNBC 'identified' with the protest'? (oops! Bob is mentioning this now.) Apparently Henry doesn't watch MSNBC. All of the talking heads there, especially Ed Shultz and Rachel Maddow, were definitely 'claiming an identity of the brand' of the the protests. As far as I can see, Fox and MSNBC are mirror images of each other.

While there is strength and unity in the subjectivity of rabid partisanship, huge blind spots often result.
Ask yourself if the right partisan machine is mirrored by the attempt by the left to counter, then why is MS's viewership a mere fraction of FN? This is where the comparison breaks down IMO.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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While there is strength and unity in the subjectivity of rabid partisanship, huge blind spots often result.
Ask yourself if the right partisan machine is mirrored by the attempt by the left to counter, then why is MS's viewership a mere fraction of FN? This is where the comparison breaks down IMO.
I'm not talking about whether any of this is valuable. Blind spots abound.

And I have no idea why MSNBC isn't as popular as FOX. I'm sure they aspire to be. Maybe it's all their LOCKUP programming. That may be an indictaion that they aren't willing to invest in the brand. After all they have their flagship NBC. All FOX has is FOX. (for news)

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:12 PM
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I'm not talking about whether any of this is valuable. Blind spots abound.

And I have no idea why MSNBC isn't as popular as FOX. I'm sure they aspire to be. Maybe it's all their LOCKUP programming. That may be an indictaion that they aren't willing to invest in the brand. After all they have their flagship NBC. All FOX has is FOX. (for news)

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Oh, it's extremely valuable, if one is able and willing to understand the concept that many of those you are endeavoring to inform may not be of the same subjective, or even adversarial bent. Maybe what you see of them as being similar is not a similarity at all, but a reactionary response to a perceived threat, and not at all related to promotion of a severe ideology, especially an obviously failed one, like your signature Marxism. Perhaps your embrace of an over simplified aproach to extremely complex systems, created in reaction to the authoritarian result of Marxist experiments, i.e. Rand, Hayek etc., leads you to conclude that those opposed must be Keynesian, or even Marxist. I don't see this an overwhelming ideological consensus, or strategy among those on the left. But I don't partake in propaganda much, so perhaps I am mistaken, and someone more partisan left can clear this up?
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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Oh, it's extremely valuable, if one is able and willing to understand the concept that many of those you are endeavoring to inform may not be of the same subjective, or even adversarial bent. Maybe what you see of them as being similar is not a similarity at all, but a reactionary response to a perceived threat, and not at all related to promotion of a severe ideology, especially an obviously failed one, like your signature Marxism. Perhaps your embrace of an over simplified aproach to extremely complex systems, created in reaction to the authoritarian result of Marxist experiments, i.e. Rand, Hayek etc., leads you to conclude that those opposed must be Keynesian, or even Marxist. I don't see this an overwhelming ideological consensus, or strategy among those on the left. But I don't partake in propaganda much, so perhaps I am mistaken, and someone more partisan left can clear this up?
I guess I think MSNBC is feeling threatened and that is why it has stepped up it's partisan lineup starting with the guy who comes on before Mathews (Chunk?) and going all the way to the Ed Show. But I'm not sure if this is what you were talking about.

I'm sorry but I am finding it hard to understand the rest of your post. All I can say is I don't know if the MSNBC talking heads like Keynes or even Marx but I do think that they are much more friendly to the idea of the protections the government says it offers than, say, someone who likes Hayek's ideas.

PS did you watch the video I sent?

PPS I reread your post and I am wondering if what you are saying is this...people feel threatened by the right and that explains the push back and the sometimes over the top reactions.

Maybe you could be a little clearer about what you mean.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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I guess I think MSNBC is feeling threatened and that is why it has stepped up it's partisan lineup starting with the guy who comes on before Mathews (Chunk?) and going all the way to the Ed Show. But I'm not sure if this is what you were talking about.

I'm sorry but I am finding it hard to understand the rest of your post. All I can say is I don't know if the MSNBC talking heads like Keynes or even Marx but I do think that they are much more friendly to the idea of the protections the government says it offers than say someone who likes Hayek's ideas.

PS did you watch the video I sent?
Zoom out a little, I am talking about blind spots created by the assumption that those not ideologically aligned with you are thinking like you.
The idea that the left isn't jumping on the MS wagon because they are more subjective and empathetic, and less adversarial, or ideologically homogeneous in nature is just an example.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:10 PM
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Zoom out a little, I am talking about blind spots created by the assumption that those not ideologically aligned with you are thinking like you.
The idea that the left isn't jumping on the MS wagon because they are more subjective and empathetic, and less adversarial, or ideologically homogeneous in nature is just an example.
OK, that helps. So you are saying that because FOX has more viewers it follows that the right thinks alike and buys the rhetoric of the right whereas since MSNBC has fewer viewers it follows that the left is not being taken in by the lefty rhetoric. I guess that's a possible explanation.

But, how the assertion that the members of the left being more subjective, empathetic and less adversarial translates into less views for MSNBC is pretty muddy to me.

If we are concocting scenarios... how about people who vote liberal do so out of habit so they don't need to access news and issues? Whereas people who vote conservative want to have rationale for the voting decisions they make.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:18 PM
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OK, that helps. So you are saying that because FOX has more viewers it follows that the right thinks alike and buys the rhetoric of the right whereas since MSNBC has fewer viewers it follows that the left is not being taken in by the lefty rhetoric. I guess that's a possible explanation.

But, how the assertion that the members of the left being more subjective, empathetic and less adversarial translates into less views for MSNBC is pretty muddy to me.

If we are concocting scenarios... how about people who vote liberal do so out of habit so they don't need to access news and issues? Whereas people who vote conservative want to have rationale for the voting decisions they make.
Emphadded (my new shorthand.. Don't want to type "emphasis added")

My implication was that the left is more objective, not subjective, but while we are on the subject I am starting to see this not as left and right, but more as the right, and everyone else. I'm saying most don't need the news to reenforce their views, but to simply inform, and please don't parrot the tired "lame stream left wing media" crap, as if the regular news is as slanted as the FN. Save it for the true believers.
I think the scenario I posit is real (RWNM ratings vs. LWNM), but my explanation is theoretical, based on my own observations, take it or leave it.
If your "concocted scenario" was valid, I suspect there would be very few news outlets other than the FN, but nice try.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:33 PM
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Emphadded (my new shorthand.. Don't want to type "emphasis added")

My implication was that the left is more objective, not subjective, but while we are on the subject I am starting to see this not as left and right, but more as the right, and everyone else. I'm saying most don't need the news to reenforce their views, but to simply inform, and please don't parrot the tired "lame stream left wing media" crap, as if the regular news is as slanted as the FN. Save it for the true believers.
I think the scenario I posit is real (RWNM ratings vs. LWNM), but my explanation is theoretical, based on my own observations, take it or leave it.
If your "concocted scenario" was valid, I suspect there would be very few news outlets other than the FN, but nice try.
You're the one who said the left was more subjective. I was rewriting what you originally wrote and trying to figure out what the hell you were trying to say but I think you might have been drinking.

Nice try at being really, really deep and incisive... well not really.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 AM
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You're the one who said the left was more subjective. I was rewriting what you originally wrote and trying to figure out what the hell you were trying to say but I think you might have been drinking.

Nice try at being really, really deep and incisive... well not really.
I don't drink, or take drugs, sorry. Read it and weep: emphadded

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Oh, it's extremely valuable, if one is able and willing to understand the concept that many of those you are endeavoring to inform may not be of the same subjective, or even adversarial bent. Maybe what you see of them as being similar is not a similarity at all, but a reactionary response to a perceived threat, and not at all related to promotion of a severe ideology, especially an obviously failed one, like your signature Marxism. Perhaps your embrace of an over simplified aproach to extremely complex systems, created in reaction to the authoritarian result of Marxist experiments, i.e. Rand, Hayek etc., leads you to conclude that those opposed must be Keynesian, or even Marxist. I don't see this an overwhelming ideological consensus, or strategy among those on the left. But I don't partake in propaganda much, so perhaps I am mistaken, and someone more partisan left can clear this up?
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Two weeks without a Science Saturday!!! What is going on?

Is Henry's t-shirt an attempt to make up for this?
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:21 PM
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Two weeks without a Science Saturday!!! What is going on?

Is Henry's t-shirt an attempt to make up for this?

Maybe they have trouble filling this slot.

I am looking forward to some day seeing an excellent climate change debate. There certainly haven't been very many anywhere and I think Bob is missing a great marketing opportunity. Bloggingheads would be linked up the wazooo.
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I echo the sentiment!
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I echo the sentiment!
Me, too. But if we can't have Science Saturday, having Henry is a pretty good substitute.
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Me, too. But if we can't have Science Saturday, having Henry is a pretty good substitute.
Yes. My comment was more about missing Science Saturday, and certainly not against Henry. He's one of my favorites.
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Yes. My comment was more about missing Science Saturday, and certainly not against Henry. He's one of my favorites.
Agreed. And with Bob, no less. Great combination.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:32 PM
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Much more realistic view of Krugman:

"Krugman's placidity and complacency in the face of the Debt Moloch is explained by his wrong interpretation of the historically low interest rates prevailing, and his apparent ignorance of the mechanism whereby government debt is monetized.....

.......Keynesians are fond of saying that government debt does not matter because "we owe it to ourselves". This is a vicious notion. The next generation will have to pay heavy, repressive and disturbing taxes, not to themselves, but to pile up surplus bank reserves. The wealth that future generations have yet to produce will be used to retire the currency now being issued against it."
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Much more realistic view of Krugman:

"Krugman's placidity and complacency in the face of the Debt Moloch is explained by his wrong interpretation of the historically low interest rates prevailing, and his apparent ignorance of the mechanism whereby government debt is monetized.....

.......Keynesians are fond of saying that government debt does not matter because "we owe it to ourselves". This is a vicious notion. The next generation will have to pay heavy, repressive and disturbing taxes, not to themselves, but to pile up surplus bank reserves. The wealth that future generations have yet to produce will be used to retire the currency now being issued against it."
Yes. I was really taken aback at Krugman's column the other day, where he mentioned that in the typical budget year of 2007 "about half of total spending was on programs for seniors: Social Security, Medicare, much of Medicaid, and other retirement and disability programs." He goes on to argue that spending must rise because there will be a demographic shift to a more aged population. It sounds like air-tight logic. But is this really the way to run a country? Placid Krugman, as far as I could tell, made not the slightest peep of protest that this is how we should be spending money.

We are raping our young so that we can apply state-of-the-art medical care to old, unproductive geezers.
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Yes. I was really taken aback at Krugman's column the other day, where he mentioned that in the typical budget year of 2007 "about half of total spending was on programs for seniors: Social Security, Medicare, much of Medicaid, and other retirement and disability programs." He goes on to argue that spending must rise because there will be a demographic shift to a more aged population. It sounds like air-tight logic. But is this really the way to run a country? Placid Krugman, as far as I could tell, made not the slightest peep of protest that this is how we should be spending money.

We are raping our young so that we can apply state-of-the-art medical care to old, unproductive geezers.
They'll be old soon enough, and they'll want at least the same level of care.
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We are raping our young so that we can apply state-of-the-art medical care to old, unproductive geezers.
Yes, we could just euthanize people who reach retirement age and save a ton of money. Also could be applied to the disabled young, just so we'd be immune to charges of age discrimination. Heil abolishing Medicare!


Here's an interesting article
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Yes, we could just euthanize people who reach retirement age and save a ton of money. Also could be applied to the disabled young, just so we'd be immune to charges of age discrimination. Heil abolishing Medicare!
Yikes!
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Yes. I was really taken aback at Krugman's column the other day, where he mentioned that in the typical budget year of 2007 "about half of total spending was on programs for seniors: Social Security, Medicare, much of Medicaid, and other retirement and disability programs." He goes on to argue that spending must rise because there will be a demographic shift to a more aged population. It sounds like air-tight logic. But is this really the way to run a country? Placid Krugman, as far as I could tell, made not the slightest peep of protest that this is how we should be spending money.

We are raping our young so that we can apply state-of-the-art medical care to old, unproductive geezers.
Not every senior is a Hunter Thompson.

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yes Henry, go as far as that. The plunder and wrecking of the US is a long time coming. The concentration and unaccountability of economic and political power, the union of state and corporation amidst waning democracy and political illteracy, elitism, the inversion of public infrastructures into "private" ATMs, and good ol' sheepishness... all mobilized and ramped up, post-911. Throw in enough banal distractions, American Idol, and pathology to watch it all go down..and voila, Fascism American-style, just waiting to hit the bottom.

And Bob, its NOT a Marxist view!!! Even mainstream fixtures like Robert Dahl and Theo Lowi saw elitist power structures at work foreclosing on American democracy decades ago! But blogs a la Ygliesias and Ezra? Is THAT the big hope?
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Bob wonders if there can be any data to support the hypothesis of Fox News' orchestrated politics. I think a simple counting of the number of times the word "thug" was used in reference to the Wisconsin protests (on Fox) versus the number of times the same word was used in reference to last summer's tea party protests (on MSNBC) would be in order.
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Bob wonders if there can be any data to support the hypothesis of Fox News' orchestrated politics. I think a simple counting of the number of times the word "thug" was used in reference to the Wisconsin protests (on Fox) versus the number of times the same word was used in reference to last summer's tea party protests (on MSNBC) would be in order.
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I find it interesting that two of the larger states in the US, NY and CA, are doing well economically despite their being so expensive tax wise to operate a business in. My guess is one reason is they are the centers for the finance and legal functioning of the entire country. Not sure if CA matches that pattern or not. But I think what Henry was saying at the end makes sense, that Germany should make payments to the financially failing countries in the EU because Germany benefits from being the EU's finance center.
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I find it interesting that two of the larger states in the US, NY and CA, are doing well economically despite their being so expensive tax wise to operate a business in. My guess is one reason is they are the centers for the finance and legal functioning of the entire country. Not sure if CA matches that pattern or not. But I think what Henry was saying at the end makes sense, that Germany should make payments to the financially failing countries in the EU because Germany benefits from being the EU's finance center.
California is an economic basketcase. It's the usual: too much money going out and not enough coming in. In Los Angeles where I live both city and county libraries have cut back their hours and days. The same with Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Now, the teachers and other school personnel are being cut.

It's understandable though. The tax base is shrinking, second highest unemployment in the country, the housing meltdown was especially severe here, being considered a non friendly atmosphere for business they are fleeing in droves. Also, an inordinant number of people on public social services.

If the wealthy who are mostly concentrated in the coastal areas ever flee this state it's curtains.

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It's tempting, isn't it?

I have daydreamed about winning the lottery and putting part of the loot into Bhtv. As part of the idle speculation, I considered whether it would be appropriate to ask Bob in return for the investment/donation that certain diavloggers be invited to appear nevermore. I did not consider whether he would respond enthusiastically, as it appears he does.

I think, therefore, that Bob should put up a Severance Package Price List for all regularly appearing diavloggers.

And commenters, come to that. How much would you all pay to make, say, me, go away, hmmm?
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:58 PM
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Are you trying to start a storm??
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:55 PM
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Are you trying to start a storm??
Amazingly, I had never heard of that. (Thought I was aware of everything to do with S. King.)
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:48 PM
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It was ok but nothing amazing. It suffered from the fact that you can't get scary enough on network tv, to do justice to King's better storylines. I'll be interested to see how the Dark Tower (which looks to be 3 feature films and a cable mini-series to tell the 7 book story) ends up being. Will it be a Shawshank/Green Mile/Shining/StandByMe/Carrie classic, or an It/Stand/NeedfulThings/etc. etc., disappointment?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:13 PM
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I'm not exactly sanguine about this. I had figured for a while that The Dark Tower was basically unfilmable. Do you think that Stephen King will play himself?
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In other news, this looks outstanding.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:38 PM
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I thought DT was unfilmable too, but with the amazing innovation in fx (LOTR, Matrix, 300 etc.) in recent years, now I think it could be pretty awesome. I just would have preferred the Tower be a multi-season HBO series of 90 minute installments. My biggest concern is that Ron Howard is directing. I would have much preferred someone a bit edgier. Chris Nolan would be ideal. Or even someone less "action" oriented like Aronofsky or Paul Thomas Anderson. But apparently, Opie, it is...

I could see King doing a cameo. Fortunately his role is small.
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I bid 1000 pesos mexicanos for guess who.
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I bid 1000 pesos mexicanos for guess who.
Cheese 'n' rice. Reason gave him an eight-page interview?

My associates and I bid 2000 quatloos.

Actually, why should we bid on him? He rarely ever comes on anymore. We should save our money for the obnoxious and too-frequent.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:51 AM
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Reason gave him an eight-page interview?
Well worth it's weight in electrons to hit pay dirt like this about fictitious Mexicans fictitiously drunk in a fictitious bar that Mickey's been told about and whose fictitious sentiments about a ficticious reconquista" he wants us to take "seriously":

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Reconquista is a little—a little extreme. If you talk to people in Mexico, I’m told, if you get them drunk in a bar, they’ll say we’re taking it back, sorry. That’s not an uncommon sentiment in Mexico, so why can’t we take it seriously here?
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