State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

Republican Revival Revelations
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Protecting American values from extremists
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You don’t know what you’re talking about, do you?
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What a novel concept…
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Hoodwinked
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things I don’t get
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shocking: anti-vaccination story probably incorrect
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Damn
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Murdoch vs. Google
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The comments...

Jaybird
+ I don't think that Rush was being sarcastic when he said that he felt liberated. (Do you need an exact quote? I can find one... [. . .]
greginak

yes. as i have said behavior is the issue. if anybody is throwing out warning signs, then they merit scrutiny.

Bob Cheeks

sarcasm or cynicism? hep me here!

Sam M
+ "a modest package of insurance reforms" To be fair to the teabaggers, they are not the only ones selling this as something more than a modest [. . .]
+ I had a chuckle thinking about that myself. I mean, me, Mr. Corporate Shill-Hate Unions-Screw Granny-Death Panel Lovin' Libertarian agreeing with Bernie Sanders? I mean...seriously...you'd [. . .]

Totally. It's weird to me, sometimes, that the Dem/left-of-center Senators I tend to like the most are the ones that are the furthest left.

North

But in general you agree that being islamic/jewish/gay etc... shouldn't merit any overlooking of said signs yes?

North
+ Yeah totally agree with you there, oh and sugar! Cheap real sugar!! The embargo has done more than anything else to prop up the regime [. . .]

Bob - my Rush line was for the "R" but also completely tongue-in-cheek. It was sarcasm.

ThatPirateGuy
+ I don't think the government can make race relations better except by guaranteeing equal rights. I know it can make them worse by engaging in [. . .]
Jaybird
+ Absolutely. We should be trading food and medicine (despite their 100% free healthcare for 100% of the population, I suspect that they'd still benefit from [. . .]
greginak
+ If that turns out to be true, then you may be correct. I think we are close to beating the heck out of a dead [. . .]
Jaybird
+ I just remember when he said something to the effect of "I feel liberated. I don't have to carry water for people who don't deserve [. . .]
Jaybird
+ "Reasonable readers recognize (different) reckonings" I spent a good long time with a thesaurus and I cannot believe that there is no "R" word for "different". I [. . .]
Bob Cheeks
+ JB, your opinions are always so interesting. I may be silly but following his last contract, I really don't think Rush (mmm, mmm, mmm!) is [. . .]
Koz
+ "I went to college at ole miss and I can tell you that racism isn’t dead it is just different. Relevant events are occurring now, [. . .]
+ I think I was more pleased with the principle than the actual legal language. For some strange reason, every time I think of TBTF, I think [. . .]
North

Great thoughts there Jay. Would I be right in guessing you think the Cuban Embargo is absolutely idiotic?

Jaybird

http://www.northjersey.com/news/national/69500262.html

That story has some info, I guess. Look specifically at the 4th paragraph and the penultimate one.

greginak
+ no i get those things and they were obviously warning signs. I just haven't seen where the Army avoided doing anything about them due to [. . .]
North
+ Lordy, anti-vaccine advocacy really annoys me. The great herd immunities of our country surely must rank up there as some of the most blatantly good [. . .]
Jaybird
+ Let's say one tries to fix a problem by doing X and it doesn't work. Let's say one tries again, and it doesn't work. Let's say one [. . .]
North
+ No snark inferred Greg. It's important to of keep in mind that the dust is still settling and the allegations need to be sorted out. [. . .]
ThatPirateGuy
+ Well since I grew up white in the south and actually know modern-day racists, even love a few of them as they are in my [. . .]
Koz
+ Let me ask you this, because it's something I've been interested in for a while. How much, if at all, does the liberal narrative [. . .]
Koz
+ The former communist countries are somewhat difficult to deal with analytically. But IIRC, in terms of the big economic picture (growth, unemployment, taxation level, [. . .]
Bob Cheeks

E.D. am I wrong that Rush is leaning away from these neocons and toward independent conservatives...or am I having a senior moment?

+ I'm not saying to look at small isolated countries. I just don't think it's fair to do a high-level comparison by tossing Portugal, Spain, [. . .]

Ridiculous. Rarely have writers on the right repudiated ra-ra-ra-ing so righteously. Reasonable readers may disagree.

Koz
+ "Gee Koz, its nice of you to dispense your clear objective truth about political systems. You must be busy with correcting everybody else’s misperceptions and [. . .]
ThatPirateGuy
+ They were except I wasn't born until 1981. So 1982 was spent terrorizing my parents as an add child going through the terrible twos. I [. . .]
Jaybird

Really? Reading writers ranting (or regurgitating) rudimentary representations of rhetoric reveals ramshackle reprobate roots.

Repudiated.

+ Whatever my thoughts about this proposal in theory and in concept (I like it), the amount of power this provides the Executive disturbs the living [. . .]
Koz
+ "What I meant is that from what I’ve been able to gather, the GDP, employment, and general well-being picture of developed European economies has compared [. . .]
Dave

Ogle-torp!

trizzlor
+ I don't take any pleasure in trying to understand their mindset, but I'm pretty sure the Tea-Party idea of liberty strongly conflates it with self-reliance [. . .]
+ > I can't think of a way the Euro welfare states are doing well. What I meant is that from what I've been able to gather, [. . .]
greginak
+ Gee Koz, its nice of you to dispense your clear objective truth about political systems. You must be busy with correcting everybody else’s misperceptions and [. . .]
Jaybird
+ "I could be wrong about what happened, but this is what it looks like to me. So that is where I am coming from. Where [. . .]
Jaybird
+ I've long thought that Islamo-fascism, Islamo-terrorism, Islamo-communism, and Islamist terrorism would be defeated the same way that Communism (it wasn't *REAL* Communism, it was just [. . .]
Chris Dierkes
+ K, Excellent analogy with anarchists. The Red Brigade and the Baader-Meinhof also come to mind. Also as I mentioned the Mafia, given jihadi funding [. . .]
Koz
+ "Tell me your not suprised by how I might see liberalism-lite vindicated given my life history here." Actually I am a little bit, if your parents [. . .]
Katherine

I see Google winning this one. They're a well-liked as a giant, highly powerful company can be. Murdoch...isn't.

Koz
+ "This argument that you can’t have a fusion. That you either have a bloated welfare state or a good economy with that is relatively freeish. [. . .]
Katherine
+ The Taliban when they ruled in Afghanistan during the 1990s were actually a neo-fundamentalist group not Islamist. That is they didn’t actually do much [. . .]
Koz
+ "Koz, I deplore welfare and love myself some low tax rates and free markets as much as the next libertarian–but you should note that Western [. . .]
 
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