NY'er here. I just don't see the risk. Sure al-Qaeda could use this as an opportunity to try to attack, but do they really need an occasion?Comment Posted By jpe On 14.11.2009 @ 21:05
I assume VJ is a truther that should be canned and ostracized, bur the Rense article is beside the point. The march to demand investigation was before the 9/11 commission and, IIRC, it was very much an open question whether Bush would permit a full investigation.Comment Posted By jpe On 5.09.2009 @ 03:08
A nitpick re: Biden: IIRC, he's one the very few senators whom one wouldn't use the appellation "wealthy" to describe. I'm sure he's well-off compared to the average American, but next to the average senator he'd be a pauper.Comment Posted By jpe On 2.07.2009 @ 10:06
On the other hand if we could magically leap from where we are now to a place where all blogging and all commenting was under verified true names we’d instantly see the ambient IQ of the blogosphere jump by 50 points.
But see: The Corner.Comment Posted By jpe On 7.06.2009 @ 19:45
Nagarajan: so you agree that this isn't about Obama wanting to bankrupt the industry.
That's a step up from the hackishness that the GOPers have been desperately engaged in the last few days.Comment Posted By jpe On 2.11.2008 @ 18:08
Obama is describing a plan in which the coal industry would have to implement enviro measures.
There's nothing terribly controversial about that position.Comment Posted By jpe On 2.11.2008 @ 12:18
Nopeâ€¦no relativism thereâ€¦
The concern is that their morals are incorrect, not that they're relativist. A relativist claim would be that Iran is right because it believes it is right, or something.Comment Posted By jpe On 23.09.2007 @ 16:41
Now here is relativism writ large.
I was all prepared to find some good old fashioned silly relativism, but instead what I found was a robust moral claim that a war would be unethical.
Disappointing, and it makes me wonder if you know what relativism is or if you just throw it around because it sounds bad.Comment Posted By jpe On 23.09.2007 @ 10:42
What kind of freak would object to free or reasonably priced health care? If they say decline, we know they can be fast-tracked into the mental health portion of the screening.Comment Posted By jpe On 3.09.2007 @ 17:30
This is a non-insane conservative blog that's well-written and generally well-reasoned; it was inevitable that it would catch flak from the wingnut side.Comment Posted By jpe On 8.08.2007 @ 11:22