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03/05/12

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CNN: Youngest kids in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

MSNBC: Student called 'slut' by Limbaugh dismisses apology

Ted Rall: In Defense of Rush Limbaugh

Reuters: Analysis: "Pay for pain" scandal could end up in courts

Salon: What’s the matter with white people?

TIME: How Much Do Income Taxes Affect Our Behavior?

USA Today: Larry Flynt offers $1M for dirt on Congress

Village Voice: "White America Has Lost Its Mind" Revisted: Where Are Those Crazy White Folks Now?

"A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried to create fairer results, but the differences don't line up with the party of the president who appointed the judges, despite any impressions that Republicans or Democrats may be tougher or softer on crime."

Paul Krugman notes that nothing about the Cato Institute suggests a meritocracy.

"You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography."

"However, I am amused at the thought of Simi Valley hiring people to sit around and view porn on taxpayer dollars. I wonder what the training for that would look like?"

  03:29:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Video, Link dump

6 comments

Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

The sign this pledge link is broken.

03/06/12 @ 00:49
Comment from: ibotobob [Visitor]
ibotobob

"In Apology of Rush Limbaugh":
"Hard as this might be to fathom, my politics are just as objectionable to right-wingers as Limbaugh’s remarks are to those of us on the Left."

Bullshit. Calling people slutz and prawstitutes and asking them to do pr0n movies etc. is not something that falls under potential "perceptive differences" of the Left and the Right. It falls under "being an asshole".

I know it sounds wise and intelligent to mention failings on the left everytime someone on the right acts completely out of bounds, but instead it's lazy, stupid and dishonest, it's not taking a stand, and it completely takes meaning out of a conversation.

Ps sorry, spam filter wanted some edits.

03/06/12 @ 16:12
Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

To be fair, he didn't say that he was as bad as Rush Limbaugh, he said that he was as hated. I do not find that difficult to believe at all; many on the right are willing to openly hurl vitriol at even centrist viewpoints.

03/06/12 @ 17:54
Comment from: ibotobob [Visitor]
ibotobob

But Limbaugh's remarks should also be objectionable to people that agree with his politics. Otherwise there can be no discourse, because you can't have a disagreement if the only way to deal with it is by spewing insults. I know, haters gonna hate.

03/07/12 @ 08:44
Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

You're absolutely correct. There is no discourse and hasn't been for some time because on both sides there is a "we are always right and they are always wrong" mentality. In this case, I believe that most people on the right DO find his remarks objectionable; they just cannot admit that publicly because it would show weakness and give ammo to the other side. Truth is far less important than winning.

Basically our politics are perfectly reflected in Charlie Sheen.

03/07/12 @ 16:52
Comment from: ibotobob [Visitor]
ibotobob

It's a good analogy, but with answers like these, the left looks like Charlie's brother in Two and a Half Men. For chrissake, call your opponents weakness instead of apologizing!

03/08/12 @ 04:33
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