“Yeah I don't know what happened either! Seems like sometimes HuffPo moderators have a tendency to get delete-happy. Or maybe it's stuck in some kind of pending-approval buffer zone? I have no idea. I don't like it, but what can I do?
But yeah thanks for the kind words, I'm always glad to converse with other grown-ups.
I really hope that Rachel hasn't "sold out", though. Honestly. She's one of the most intelligent and articulate people the Left in this country has these days. But like you, I watch her less and less these days... but hey, there's always GritTV.”
Listen, I like Rachel too, and obviously she's not trying to rock the boat and put her own professional situation into jeopardy, but I think that's why I'm disappointed. If details come out in the future that there was more going on with Keith's firing than is being said, it isn't going to reflect well on Maddow. She's becoming more and more toothless as time passes. It's her "class" and refusal to say ANYTHING remotely provocative that's going to make her seem like as much of a spineless shill as the rest of the goobers in the MSNBC Liberal Justice Leage of America. That's where it looks like she's headed. I could be wrong.”
“I normally can't stand Imus but I think he's right here. I was bummed at how Maddow just kinda shrugged the whole thing off.”
Lark817 on Jan 27, 2011 at 16:13:49
“I read your reply to my post below but for some reason I don't see it here. You made some good points. I haven't been able to watch her show as often as I used to. We'll have to watch and see if she is becoming toothless. Thanks for the response. It was full of thoughtful comments. If it was censored and removed, I can't imagine why. Maybe my computer has just gone 'hinky.'”
Lark817 on Jan 27, 2011 at 14:55:39
“Yeah, all that class was really awful, wasn't it? Why couldn't she just dish and gossip the way we want her to. I completely disagree with your opinion.”
“Maybe he's banking on Beck's effectiveness in sewing ignorance and aggression? Murdoch lives and breathes for the corporatist conservative agenda. He doesn't care what state the social fabrics of the respective nations he meddles with will be in once he finally croaks. He just charges tirelessly and unapologetically forward... nevermind the serious implications! I think he realizes that the key to maintaining influence over the Right in general is to appeal to the entire spectrum. Beck's profitability might fluctuate, but his ability to inject fear and paranoia (however irrational or ill-conceived) is incredibly dependable to those who benefit from it.”
Still, given that the progressive presence in this country seems to have been reduced to the wimpy, sniveling, guilty, sold-out and inept counterpart to the Right, I appreciated Keith's overly-dramatic approach. Still not as bad as O'Reilly's bullying, Hannity's Brown-nosing and softball-lobbing and Beck's disgusting crocodile tears-routine.”
“It would be great to see Keith in a Grit TV or Democracy Now!-style progressive show. A place where his commentary wouldn't be stifled or polluted by the corporate interests of his employers. He's obviously a big name and could direct a lot of attention to more obscure outlets. I wonder what kind of contractual obligations he's under right now though.”
CATNIP1 on Jan 21, 2011 at 23:15:37
“WOW, just thinking the same thing... FreeSpeech TV !”
I mean, the original commenter sounds like a right-wing tool, but go and read through the responses here, seriously. The majority are enthusiastically fellating Obama even though all he's done is drag this entire country toward the center/right in the name of "bipartisanship". He's too timid. He's a center-right corporatist in a blue wrapper.
I think fighting is primitive and pointless, but the guy does have the right to dissent in his own way. It's creepy to see such unquestioning support of Obama when he hasn't really earned any of it.”
“I'm a proud "pinko" and even I dislike the reactions here. I'm not a fan of Obama's, or the Dems. It's really creepy how defensive people are of a guy who is obviously not representing their interests.”
“Yeah... I commented on this story with a Bill Hicks quote, people can probably figure out which one... Anyway, it wasn't approved by HP.
But yeah, this is pathetic. The reason people hurt themselves with these drugs is because they're completely unprepared for them. They treat them with the same devil-may-care attitude they approach booze and cigarettes with. They shouldn't be played with... They can be incredibly useful tools for learning and understanding things (in the "right" hands).”
“Because after only a few months, when it turned out NBC's new night-time line-up had been botched (to varying degrees in different ways), NBC panicked and scrambled to reclaim their long-time audience with their Jay Leno flavored-comfort food (it was bad enough that Jay needed to be Conan's (awful) lead-in)... But in refusing to allow NBC executives to turn "The Tonight Show" into "Late Night (from California)", Conan effectively fired himself.
And I don't know, call me crazy, but he at least seemed honored to have taken over the Tonight Show... Jay has always exuded a sense of fake-ness, sleaziness and condescension. Oh, and he isn't very clever or interesting to watch. Just my opinion.”
“Honestly, I like it. It's provocative as all hell, just not in a "look at my ass" sort of way. Muslims SHOULDN'T be offended, because.. well, firstly, they shouldn't give a damn what some British-Indian pop star is doing (why encourage people who aren't you to be offended by something?), and I personally think that (in addition to simply drawing attention to herself) M.I.A. did it in the spirit of a very crude tribute. Crudeness and rawness are always welcome in my world. I even like how she put her own gaudy artistic bend on it.
The United States is notoriously is always feigning political correctness. Americans, in my opinion, need to be exposed to as much of "the other" as possible. Whether it's through gentle satire or total bastardization... People need to get over their fundamentalist religious hang-ups and connect with each other on a humanity-based level. None of this religious crap really matters when you're dead.
Then again, maybe I just dig "sacrilege". I've always wanted to see more paintings and artistic representations of Jesus Christ as a Palestinian-looking man... and I'm sure that'd piss off a ton of white American Christians (for some reason). Sorry if this offends anyone.. but.. uh, get over it. Please. You need to.”
Musa 1400 on Nov 18, 2010 at 17:08:16
“Religion does concern what happens to you after you die. There is a Day of Judgement.”
“Not sure if that's supposed to be some sort of allusion to me being a Glenn Beck fan or what, but my philosophies are rooted in pretty far left-wing ideas mostly... I'm pretty shameless sympathetic to most socialist ideas, so that's kind of a silly joke to crack. No offense, but you ought to exercise more tact with that... mindless meme-spewing is what ignoramuses on the right do.”
Sep 19, 2010 at 10:56:18
“You don't know what it means to "eat right"? Maybe you should start by figuring that out.
You MUST be bitter.. I never said it was easy for me. I said it was a simple answer. It's taken me a good while to get into a rhythm with better habits and to understand what foods are good and bad (for me). And it's taken awhile to see any results. Even now, I'm not exactly ripped or anything. I just feel a lot better and my clothes are a little looser.
Anyways I'm sorry you're so SICKENED by any of this.. haha.. but... yeah, I don't know. Maybe you're the exception (but probably not)? But most people just make excuses because they're usually pretty comfortable with all their bad habits. If that's not you, then.. don't worry about it. But I honestly believe that's why half of this country is so unhealthy... they're full of it.”
Sep 19, 2010 at 01:47:38
“Man, you sound bitter.
Anyways, she's right. It's that simple. I hate to generalize but.. I don't know. I used to weigh about 172 and in the last couple years I got down to 144. I feel a lot better. I try to jog 3 or 4 times a week, just a couple miles, and I pay attention to what I eat. Doesn't mean I never have the occasional hamburger or pizza, but I keep an eye on it and don't cheat myself by stuffing my face with garbage constantly. Eating right and exercising. It works. I think it's the only thing that REALLY works. People are just full of excuses, in my opinion.”
katiek2o on Sep 19, 2010 at 07:11:40
lasublime on Sep 19, 2010 at 03:14:02
“No she is not right. I never ever have the occasional bad hamburger or pizza (because neither in itself is bad for you, if you eat your own organic grass fed burger with sourdough bread, what's wrong with that). I never ever go to any fast food shop, EVER. I am not a fan of sweets, don't eat breakfast cereals except muesli, occasionally, that I construct myself, because bought prepared muesli is toooo sweet for my palate. I exercise - I live in the hills and I don't have a car and the walk into the village up and down the hill takes 20 minutes each way, which I do each day - plus I do dance! Not an ounce have I lost! I have now re-started Tai Chi because I remember in college I lost a lot of weight doing tai chi while living an erratic, poor, greasy pub-filled college life. I don't know the exact answer, but the push the plae away and exercise is not necessarily it. I am living proof.”
Alvarask on Sep 19, 2010 at 02:45:09
“I don't think I'm bitter, but I am sick of all the holier-than-thous who paint fat people as being stupid, lazy, greedy halfwits who can't work out for themselves that the fat would just fall off them of they just "ate right" (whatever THAT is supposed to mean). Sorry but that is just complete bollocks and I'm sick of hearing it! It's just LOVELY if it was easy for you or anyone else, but it is sickeningly arrogant of you to act like it is just that easy for EVERYONE. But if it takes stereotypes and put-downs to give you a sense of self worth, then go right ahead. Just don't expect people like me to accept your self-aggrandizing vagaries as anything other than pure codswallop.”
Sep 15, 2010 at 15:46:35
“But anyway, I'm sure like a lot of other things, the effects of which aren't commonly considered while they're perpetually thrown at children (TV, marketing, fast food, mall culture), marijuana has undesirable effects when ABUSED. And if your kid is ignorant enough that they think they're big and bad enough to start dealing with marijuana, they're probably also drinking and having sexual experiences too, and by that point, you've already shown your inability to parent them. The drug has nothing to do with their stupidity BEFORE they do it. It can be argued that maybe it seals it in... You know? But come on, don't just throw these worst case scenarios out like kids are the only ones wanting to try it. "Reefer Madness" has cost a lot of really decent people their freedom, and lives. There's a lot of ugly history behind it, and it's really a shame that for some reason you seem to be continuing the crusade against it. You're basically saying I shouldn't have the right to do it, but why do you get the right to decide that?”