Ad rem,Comment Posted By funny man On 13.04.2009 @ 18:04
David Brooks is a moderate conservative who has been around for a long time. I just don't see what is so wrong about him. I don't have to agree with him all the time but at least he thinks before he talks (writes). Most of what people don't like (not necessarily you) is that he is from NYC, writing for the NYT, and, Gasp, sounds like an intellectual. However, I sometimes read the Economist and the NYT for the sole beauty of well-written articles. That is why I also come here or the American Conservative. IMHO, that's what democracy is all about. Ghosh, and I hate to take myself to serious hence the name (perhaps unfunny man would be funnier)
Ad rem,Comment Posted By funny man On 13.04.2009 @ 16:52
I wonder what makes you think you are more conservative than I am. You are the one stamping your foot etc. Am I not allowed to read the NYT? Is David Brooks a wimpy RINO needing to be purged from the true believers.
Come on, if that is your recipe to win on the East and West Coast you really don't care.
retire05,Comment Posted By funny man On 13.04.2009 @ 09:40
nobody represents 'real' conservatives. Neither you nor me nor Rick. What court do we go to for a decision. However, I resent you feel you have a right to make that decision. Some conservatives felt the Iraq war was justified some didn't. There are good arguments for both sides. So do you want to tell me there is a litmus test?
BTW, I don't let myself be defined of what some liberal bloggers said or didn't say about Bush.
CinnamongirlUF,Comment Posted By funny man On 12.04.2009 @ 16:54
the problem with people like you is that you make this into a 'favorite liberal green issue' when it is not. Sure, you can have different outcomes depending on the parameters and assumptions you feed into your modeling. That's why there is no consensus but the majority of scientists think that human caused global warming is occurring (not surprising with 6 billion plus humans on the planet). However, the point I was only making is that this is not some sort of conspiracy. Just as 'evolution' is no liberal talking point but a readily observable scientific fact.
Our captain is free!!! Great!!Comment Posted By funny man On 12.04.2009 @ 11:43
The last couple of days I thought to myself "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". I think it is important to stand our ground because we really want to win some elections. The emphasis has to be on rational discourse. However, that doesn't mean I agree with everything you (Rick) or other people on this blog have to say but starts with the assumption that we all want what is best for the country. It's natural we come to different conclusions. I give one (small) example. In parts of the conservative showmanship world it has become an established "fact" that global warming is a 'hoax'. That somehow scientists have willfully propagated this 'liberal lie' etc etc. I don't want to go into the pros and cons of global warming but I don't believe in any conspiracy. If you are a scientist you just measure melting of the Arctic ice, increasing temperatures and model this with available historical data and most come up with an increase in global temperatures that worries them. That's it! No need to go into fringe theories about a coming "World Government" and the likes.Comment Posted By funny man On 12.04.2009 @ 10:47
Do you remember when some people where convinced there were huge underground Russian camps and you'd spot a Russian once every few weeks?
Thanks Rick for standing up for rational thought!
Peter Principle,Comment Posted By funny man On 13.04.2009 @ 18:41
couldn't agree more
If I'm drunk and want to read some BS I go to Daily Kos and Hot Air. If I'm sober and want to actually think, I come here. You don't tell me about conservative ideas and who to vote for cause all you care for is listening to your own BS.Comment Posted By funny man On 8.04.2009 @ 16:11
To all you haters:Comment Posted By funny man On 8.04.2009 @ 15:43
I'd call Rick a thoughtful conservative. If you think your diatribes against anyone not following your line is a model to win over moderates, good luck in 2010. I for one don't care for your loudmouthed bullying.
I see a lot of the Hot Air crowd commenting. Since when is elitism and rational analysis not conservative? If you think ranting and railing is the way to express yourself in a free country, fine! Just don't diss our 'sissified' intellectual intercourse. BTW, nothing wrong with David Frum, David Brooks, the American Conservative and the Economist or does that go above your 'Joe the Plumber' brain. Sheesh, now I'm ranting too.Comment Posted By funny man On 8.04.2009 @ 13:02