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03/20/2018 - 6:39pm Tattaglia's a pimp, he never

Tattaglia's a pimp, he never could have outfought Santino.

02/13/2018 - 6:01pm I don't think you have your

I don't think you have your conspiracy straight

01/16/2018 - 1:05pm What does the NYT have to do

What does the NYT have to do with anything?

01/16/2018 - 1:05pm What does the NYT have to do

What does the NYT have to do with anything?

01/13/2018 - 3:50pm Yeah, it almost as if people

Yeah, it almost as if people who talk a lot about being tough are usually just full of shit. Who knew?

09/16/2017 - 6:44pm Maybe he needs to use more

Maybe he needs to use more exclamation points

08/15/2017 - 9:06pm Sorry about "rant." But I do

Sorry about "rant." But I do think your historical account mixes some superficial facts with a number of half-truths.

But I'll try one more time to come to some understanding. You're right if your point is that racism, political violence, or white supremacy have not been confined historically to one side of the political spectrum. I would say that the Nazis, the KKK, et al. can be accurately categorized as right-wing, but that point of taxonomy shouldn't matter very much to us today (unless your're a political scientist, maybe). Thus it find it very worrisome that some commentators today in the US seem to be reluctant to condemn violent racists just because they'd have to take a break from hitting their preferred punching bags on the other side, whatever they call them (the left, Dems, BLM, and so on).

08/15/2017 - 8:42pm If there's any truth in your

If there's any truth in your rant it's that the left/right binary is too simplistic to be useful, and that the names of things are often very misleading (especially in politics).

Please don't reduce my earlier post to: LEFT GOOD, RIGHT BAD [caveman voice]. I'll rephrase:

There's no reason that Identifying with the contemporary US right should make anyone slow to denounce racism, and in these circumstances the tu quoque defense should be repugant to any decent American regardless of his/her politics.

08/15/2017 - 6:38pm Right, but as SJRking

Right, but as SJRking suggests, it's important to recognize that generating a conflict that can be portrayed as 'bad, violent people on both sides' is integral to the strategies of both the alt-right types themselves AND the (far) right media, which is willing to use even a KKK rally that got someone killed as an opportunity to provoke distrust and loathing of the left.

08/15/2017 - 6:32pm Tough to pull off

Tough to pull off Dictator-level satire with a tweet. Brian's error (as I see it) has something to do with the limitations of the medium. And the subject matter only raises the degree of difficulty. Maybe there was a good idea behind the original tweet, but if so the execution was poor, in my view.

03/29/2017 - 10:12am Wait ... someone watched the

Wait ... someone watched the NIT?

02/19/2017 - 1:21pm Not really true. People have

Not really true. People have known that the earth is round since at least the time of Aristotle

01/20/2017 - 2:20pm Me, too.

Me, too.

10/20/2015 - 5:51pm It's not a business.
It's

It's not a business.

It's like a business in some respects ($ is involved, there are "corporate" goals that sometimes take precedence over the interests of individuals).

But it's not a business unless you definition of business is so broad as to include any and all institutions (i.e., too broad to have any meaning).

10/12/2015 - 3:18pm Awesome

Awesome

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09/14/2015 - 12:58pm Telling.

Telling.

09/08/2015 - 6:41pm It's not a novel.

It's not a novel.

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03/04/2015 - 11:20am Yeah, that was awesome.

Yeah, that was awesome.

02/18/2015 - 5:07pm The lack of taste was a huge

The lack of taste was a huge issue. But it seems that DB left with no friends because he treated just about everyone as badly as he could get away with (and often he didn't get away with it--see those emails). That adds up to some species of bad person--surely something less than a parricide or rapist, but whether you'd say "piece of shit" or "asshole" is just splitting hairs.

02/18/2015 - 3:55pm His Philippics, I'd say.

His Philippics, I'd say.

12/17/2014 - 7:37pm You think a guy pulling 8

You think a guy pulling 8 mil. a year is worried about the cost of living?

12/17/2014 - 11:11am Yeah, this is some straight

Yeah, this is some straight up grave dancin'.

11/22/2014 - 3:30pm Dude, port is strictly for

Dude, port is strictly for after dinner.

I mean, Go Blue!

11/14/2014 - 7:28pm 7 mil is a bad symbol, but 5

7 mil is a bad symbol, but 5 is okay? Explain that, please.

11/04/2014 - 3:50pm I live in Oakland and I love

I live in Oakland and I love it. Great town, and much improved over the last 5-10 years. Not that JH would have to live here.

10/11/2014 - 5:40pm I agree with just about all

I agree with just about all of it in principle. But it's not written in a very professional way. Far too many exclamation points, just to start (like a 12-year-old's diary). If the authors want it to be taken seriously they should use a more formal style, whch could still convey the severity of the issue.

10/10/2014 - 2:57pm "There's still a chance to

"There's still a chance to save Hoke!"

09/11/2014 - 4:33pm Forcing the defender to push

Forcing the defender to push through you, and thus slowing him, certainly constitutes at least "a modicum of resistance."

08/30/2014 - 3:28pm not on your life ...

not on your life ...

08/27/2014 - 8:10pm Then what does Pam Ward have

Then what does Pam Ward have to do with anything?

08/20/2014 - 9:08pm Shut up. You're far too

Shut up. You're far too reasonable.

08/14/2014 - 8:39pm Dude, that's a cardigan.

Dude, that's a cardigan.

04/29/2014 - 4:19pm I think what many of believe

I think what many of believe is that by appealing to the die-hard, tradition-obsessed, quasi-purist crowd, the AD might build the "brand" in such a way as to make the experience more appealling to all. You can't compete with TV by being "better" in terms of the visuals and the convenience. You have to be different from TV, the NFL, etc. You have to cultivate what makes (or once made, if only in our imaginations) Michigan special.

It's sad that the sooges in charge of the AD are so tone-deaf that they can't about the "brand" except in narrow, short-sighted way. 

04/01/2014 - 7:00pm Okak, that could be so. Is

Okak, that could be so. Is that common knowledge? And is that what the author of the post meant? In the context of this article, it seems like it should have some bearing on Fisher's coaching ability. Still not clear if it's supposed to be a credit or detriment to him.

04/01/2014 - 6:15pm "In the aftermath Fisher

"In the aftermath Fisher decided to take the team to Europe, an experience that was lost on his wards."

I found this a bit puzzling. Does it mean that it was a bad decision to take the trip? That the players didn't appreciate or profit from it? If so, why is that true? I recall Jalen speaking about the trip in the Fab Five documentary, but, if memory serves, he was positive about it, culture-shock notwithstanding.

03/11/2014 - 4:58pm Isn't a recruit meeting

Isn't a recruit meeting Charles Woodson some kind of NCAA violation?

02/26/2014 - 7:09pm stream?

stream?

02/19/2014 - 7:23pm I agree. I think the rule

I agree. I think the rule could make an impact because it would give defenses confidence that they could substitute as long as they did it in fewer than 10 secs. The fear of getting burned by a quick snap is lessened, if not removed. That certainty would, I assume, make it easier to practice for facing the hurry-up as well.

02/15/2014 - 6:37pm Once the spacecraft had

Once the spacecraft had landed, wouldn't it have been clear that a person could walk safely?

02/12/2014 - 9:43pm Winning there is the best

Winning there is the best response possible.

12/15/2013 - 10:46am Maybe not likely, but it

Maybe not likely, but it would be fun to have Orgeron in the B1G.

11/26/2013 - 5:04pm Wrong. If your team is bad it

Wrong. If your team is bad it can't possibly get better for at least two decades. At least that's what I've been hearing lately.

09/27/2013 - 7:43pm "the platonic ideal of your

"the platonic ideal of your linebackers not understanding"

I don't think there can be a Platonic ideal (or any ideal) of a mistake or ignorance --that's deviation from the ideal.

BOOM, Philosopher'd

09/24/2013 - 8:46pm Wow, an excellent suggestion.

Wow, an excellent suggestion. Does every bit of content need its own comment thread?

09/01/2013 - 12:17pm NW looked decent

The heat? You've obviously not spent any time in the Bay Area.

I saw the game and wasn't terribly impressed with NW, though they do have some speedy guys. Game could have gone to Cal quite easily.

08/31/2013 - 2:58am And delicious cake is

And delicious cake is delicious. I didn't like the phrasing - just one man's opinion. Carry on.

08/30/2013 - 6:38pm "Life decays us all"
I don't

"Life decays us all"

I don't think "decay" is a transitive verb. Otherwise, pretty good.

08/23/2013 - 1:30pm Wow, that was incoherent.

Wow, that was incoherent.

08/06/2013 - 10:56am What about "matriculating

What about "matriculating down the field," Mr Webster?

07/31/2013 - 5:13pm Come on, people. Sharknado is

Come on, people. Sharknado is so ten days ago.