Thursday, November 9, 2006
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Watch me get tipsy on video
In this episode:
1) As an act of political protest against Question 1 going down, I drink a lot; Matt, in an act of protest against his headset not working, uses an actual phone;posted by Dan on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM
In an act of political bravery unaralleled in the history of the blogosphere
I'm sure it must be an act of unaralleled bravery. At least I think it is, as I don't actually know what 'unaralleled' means. Is it some new slang from K-Fed's album?
I imagine K-Fed would be against switching to a parliamentary system. After all, 'Fed' is right there in his name. And when WILL K-Fed being doing bloggingheads.tv? Maybe a point-counterpoint discussion with him and Britney on political economy in the post-Soviet central Asian nations....posted by: Icepick on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM [permalink]
did matt discuss his recent emergence from the closet re: his sexuality?posted by: chet snicker on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM [permalink]
i wonder who matt's lucky man is....posted by: chet snicker on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM [permalink]
5) In an act of political bravery unparalleled in the history of the blogosphere, I defend the U.S. Constitution against Yglesias' desire for a parliamentary system of government;
ewwwww.posted by: rosignol on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM [permalink]
ps: the anti-spam measures are still broken.
pps: the name/email required bit works just fine, tho.posted by: rosignol on 11.09.06 at 07:50 AM [permalink]
Ygelsias is correct regarding the overestimation of Libertarians (especially of the CATO variety). As I have pointed out on my blog http://holdthesenate.blogspot.com/, many self-describe themselves as Libertarians but really they mean that they are fiscally conservative but more liberal on social issues (more Rockefeller Republican which in many ways is the antithesis of Libertarian) but are not pro-gun, anti-inverventionist on foreign policy, or adamantly opposed to McCain Feingold as the CATO Institute defines Libertarianism.
Furthermore, you seem to discount the fact that many people vote for the Libertarians not because they share their convictions (the Libertarian party is a little out there) but because they are not happy with either of the two candidates. I voted for the Libertarian candidate in the New York Senate who I know nothing about reluctantly just because I had no interest in giving Hilary Clinton an even wider majority of victory in New York nor do I particularly like her policies (plus I still think it was wrong that she just cherrypicked a state to run in) although she is quite competent and although I am Republican I couldn't stomach voting for John Spencer who always struck me as low-class and whose motives I always questioned for running. I am not sure if people in Montana felt any differently as the Libertarian was crazy http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/video_libertarian_stan_jones_montana_tells_truth.htm
Many people like Ayn Rand devotee Mark Cuban voted for Ralph Nader just as a protest vote and in his case he has also spoken of a need for a third party, but were not trying to influence the Democrats to move to the left.
I would hate (if I had to do it again I would do a write-in) to think that the Libertarian Party candidate any others would see my vote as any more than a protest against the two candidates in the New York Senate race.
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