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Shorter Brett: If you don't think the US should send Israel billions of dollars every year and simply STFU, than you're an anti-semite. The friend in this Andrew Sullivan post sums it up perfectly for me when he unapologetically admits Israel comes first and somehow feels that that should be OK from an American citizen: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/06/quote--2.html If you are an American citizen who thinks that Israel comes first then how about you do us all a favor and f**k off? Feel free to think that way if you want, but do so in the nether reaches of extremist websites. This kind of thinking needs to be banished from "in-bounds" American political discourse ASAP. Enough already. If you're Jewish and under 35, you most likely don't feel this way. Well find your balls, pick up the phone, call your parents, tell them to grow up and realize Israel need some tough love, and we need their help to get our politicians to give it to them. What, pray tell, is it going to take to get people's collective heads out of their a**es on this issue? Astounding. Just astounding.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2010 on At Close Range at Obsidian Wings
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This post is nonsense. When all us fails, appeals to sentimentality and "promises." I don't remember any promise to rebuild, and I don't particularly care what promises you made after your 6th beer in the East Village. I remember a promise to catch Bin Laden, and that's it. Where is he? I remember we told the Taliban we had no beef with them. We just wanted Bin Laden. What happened to that? Should we keep fighting the War on Drugs because Nixon promised we would get rid of drugs? Give me a break. Try again please.
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I don't see anyone out there screaming to maintain the employer based health care system nearly as much as maintaining private insurance. It's the dreaded government control that's been the main point of fear out there. I'm not for a wholesale migration to Wyden-Bennett. I'm thinking more that adopt the Baucus style bill with whatever modifications are required, then at the end, tack on a "personal freedom" amendment, where all citizens have access to the exchange. Give it the right name, and it will sell!
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2009 on Unleash Senator Wyden at Obsidian Wings
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Why does this have to be either/or? Sure, allow the companies into the exchange, but let individuals in as well. I'd love to have plans offered to me by my employer, but I'd also love to look elsewhere if I didn't like the plans offered to me. Sure, the likes of GE could probably exert some pressure to get nice cost savings for their employees. But smaller companies of less than 1,000 people would have zero leverage. It just doesn't make sense to build barriers for no reason. They're much harder to take down in the future. This seems like an easy sell to me. If you get on a pulpit and say, "if you don't like what you're employer's offering, you have the right to look at what's available on the exchange for individuals," how could that be demagogued?
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2009 on Unleash Senator Wyden at Obsidian Wings
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Nice Smiths reference, especially considering you're writing about Ben Smith! Good work.
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Michael, have you considered setting up a typekey account? That would bypass the code submission step. At least it may help narow down what step in the process is causng the problem.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2009 on Crotchety at Obsidian Wings
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a) I'm a little busy dealing with the various aftermaths of running out of the house at dawn, what with the house being on fire and all, and then coping with what's going on re the hole in the wall, and the electricity going on and off, and then with trying to get my computer working again, and figuring out what parts are fried and what aren't, and as side issues, the sound on my tv seems to have been killed, and the X-Box that Phil Dennison so kindly donated to me a while back also was killed, and a whole lot more besides, so I'm just a tad busy with higher priorities than answering your query. Then why did you bother typing this? You just did answer my query, it just wasn't a good answer. so I'm still at a loss as to why you felt you "had to" advise me Because you "HAD TO" ask a second time for a response, despite getting responses on your own blog. So I gave you what you wanted, a response. It just wasn't the "Oh Gary, I feel so terrible for you. Keep your chin up, I'm sure you'll pull through. If there's one person in the world I know who can overcome such hardship, it's that anonymous avatar known as Gary Farber on the Obsidian Wings blog," response you were looking for.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2009 on Crotchety at Obsidian Wings
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I've met a lot of cops, and as a group, they are a lot more prejudiced per capita than any other occupation I've ever spent a lot of time around. A lot of non-racists seem to pick it up a bit after becoming cops. And that's speaking from observing friends of mine change after taking up the badge. It might be anecdotal, but I live in the Northeast. I can't imagine it being better in Memphis, that's for sure.
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