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The posts in play...

The Problem with Blue-Doggism (Hint: It isn’t the Blue Dogs)
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Marginalizing extremists, at home and abroad
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quote of the day
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The age of ideological uncertainty, continued
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evolution & metaphysics
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The Age of Ideological Uncertainty
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The comments...

+ Well in part because the biggest supporters of continued farm subsidies are Big Agriculture and the restaurant industry giants. Also, because it keeps food prices [. . .]
JosephFM

Bob, you're engaging in hyperbole, actually, even saying his policies are at all "radical leftist", and you know that full well.

JosephFM

Or....maybe they're just as corrupt if not more than the rest of us?

TdotTIm
+ True, Steyn is unqualified to be a pundit on most Mainstream Media outlets, if only because he hasn't been bought or brainwashed...as that does seem [. . .]
JosephFM

Then why can't we cut off their farm subsidies already?

I think Freddie is working on books or something. But I would lay low right now, too, until Obama does something spectacular.

I just looked that up. That was Sorkin-esque right there.

+ Work me through why you think it's faulty? We know that emergency rooms are dangerously understaffed as it is. The speaker I quoted is fully [. . .]
+ The question I have is whether the stimulus as passed by Congress is actually good as opposed to the theoretically useful stimulus Congress could have [. . .]
+ "No I don’t think a doc should be forced to provide a service they find objectionable. But I also think a patient should not have [. . .]
Jaybird

If there are fewer doctors, how does that not result in less access?

greginak

unless your assumption that it would lead to less accsess to emergency care is faulty. for the records it seems faulty to me.

+ "If they refuse to perform some categories of medical services, yes, I actually do think they shouldn’t serve in emergency rooms." This is what I [. . .]
+ Why does the hypothetical victim need a doctor to give her Plan B? In Ontario (if not the rest of Canada), it is widely [. . .]
greginak
+ Actually i would say the state should make sure people get important types of medical care. So if a doc doesn't want to do an [. . .]
Jaybird
+ This is, once again, where we have oh-so-very different fundamental assumptions. I see "medical care" as something provided by a person. This person has a right, [. . .]
greginak
+ it is a concern raised by pro-choice groups. i don't have stats on how often it may happen, allthough i assume you are aware how [. . .]
Jaybird
+ This is where we get into truly sticky questions of liberty. Should a woman be allowed to purchase Plan B? Should a woman be allowed to [. . .]
+ > Where do you get the idea that one will acquire > an understanding of organized religion by reading > the theologians? Do you read all [. . .]

Of course that's with Daily Kos determining what is/isn't in their interests...so really how is this useful at all?

hence, dog bites man.

I don't think they're the "most in touch," but they're definitely the most concerned members of Congress.

+ Tina, Turn that around, and say an atheist doesn't want to swear on a Bible? Do they have to? I find these matters troublesome, because somewhere along [. . .]
alkali

If they refuse to perform some categories of medical services, yes, I actually do think they shouldn't serve in emergency rooms.

greginak
+ okay i'll play that game. Do you feel a rape victim should be denied care they ask for based on other people's beliefs? What if [. . .]
Jaybird

Has there been an outbreak of problems related to emergency room doctors refusing services for moral reasons?

+ Are you saying that you think Muslims shouldn't be allowed to work in emergency rooms in the United States? You can take that up with the [. . .]
alkali
+ Forcing doctors to perform operations, fill out prescriptions, and so forth that they are morally opposed to is simply ludicrous. Saying that people with such [. . .]
alkali

Try again. The context for the Coakley quote is not abortion.

Jaybird
+ Calling the assets "toxic" was a brilliant piece of marketing. The assets were not, and were never, worthless. They merely were not worth what was paid [. . .]

I'm trying to get to that to a response in the other discussion.

62across
+ Yeah, I tend not to expect better behavior from the corporations without some powerful leverage. The risky financial instruments were dreamed up without prior [. . .]
+ I'm not at all opposed to tax cuts but I certainly will question the stimulative effect that the most ardent and crude supply siders believe [. . .]
+ I think the only time that a doctor should do something that they find morally objectionable is if not doing so would lead to the [. . .]
+ allowed competitors to buy up the shatters for pennies on the dollar. Which competitors? I think you're forgetting that at the time this was going on, there [. . .]
Jaybird
+ Do you honestly feel that a doctor ought to be forced to provide services they find morally objectionable? Are you serious? Do you feel that soldiers ought [. . .]
Jaybird
+ This is why the argument of "free speech for me, but not for thee" strikes me as a hair disingenuous. When a guy wrote a book [. . .]
carlos the dwarf
+ Last I checked, most European states were stable, routinely held free and fair elections, and were economically prosperous. I'm not sure what makes you think [. . .]
agnostic

"Xenophobic, unqualified pundits are in surplus at the moment."

Exactly. That's why people like Mark Steyn are so precious.

greginak

ummm yeah , i understand that?

+ The question I have about the stimulus is not whether it is effective at creating short-term growth, or stopping the economy from bottoming out. [. . .]
Jaybird

Hey, if you don't like slavery, don't own one.

Bruce Bartlett could be a better source for that, especially his new book.

Tina_EllieP

Oh dear. How long before that list includes the classroom, laboratory, courtroom and halls of government?

Go, Senator Brown, Go!

+ As soon as free markets advocates start to get a better understanding of the interaction between human behavior and economic activity and not fall back [. . .]
 
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