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May 25, 2003

I was going to post more to Electrolite tonight, but I got distracted by commenting on two interesting posts elsewhere in the blogosphere: this cri de coeur from Kevin “Calpundit” Drum, and this response from Matthew Yglesias. Check ‘em both out, including the comments. [10:17 PM]
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Graydon ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 12:00 AM:

Certainly due to the Electrolite post aforesaid.

Andrew Brown ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 02:55 AM:

"There is no fucking pendulum ..." -- I liked that comment of Patrick's in calpundit. It reminded me of what was first attractive about Elecrolite: the motto about living as if in the first days opf a better nation. I wish you'd put that back.

Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 09:05 AM:

Patrick is good at losing his moderate tone where approriate.

Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 09:24 AM:

By the way, Kathryn, I admired your comment about Ann Coulter the other day.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 10:31 PM:

Andrew, the much-discussed "early days of a better nation" tag line is on our home page at nielsenhayden.com, like it always has been. (It's also now the title of Ken MacLeod's blog.)

Kevin J. Maroney ::: (view all by) ::: May 26, 2003, 10:44 PM:

Excellent comment thread. Among other things, it underscores one of the ways that American political discourse is unbalanced: People who attack the current administrations tend to address actions while people who attack those who oppose the current adminstration tend to address tone.

Us: "Bush lied about the Maguffins of Mass Destruction."

Them: "Yeah, well, you're a whiner."

Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: May 27, 2003, 10:14 AM:

Kevin, it's all a matter of attitude: So don't say Bush is a fascist. Instead say Gosh darnit, Bush is the best fascist president we've ever had!

And whistle while you work. Work will set you free.

Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: May 27, 2003, 02:15 PM:

That should be "whistle while you don't work". Who still has a job?

Randolph Fritz ::: (view all by) ::: May 27, 2003, 04:18 PM:

Everyone who hasn't, take a look at Paul Krugman's op-ed piece today.

Registration required, yada yada.

PDM ::: (view all by) ::: May 28, 2003, 05:17 PM:

Naaah, just lay back and enjoy it when they come to execute you. After all, this is Amerikkka.......