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Yeah, that would be stupid.

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they're both quick reads, bet you could polish them both off in a week if you eased up on the marijuana intake

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i could recommend some good non-fiction drug war-centric titles if you'd like, peter

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Recommend all the non fiction you want. I have the new Bob Woodward sitting on my coffee table, and that IRA book should be in tomorrow. Then I have the two recommendations you just gave me.

I just finished reading that it's worse than it looks book stip is always talking about.

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i need to read more stuff like that..I'm currently reading a book about the 80s surf culture :oops:


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Fairness bias is a big problem in the way this country frames political dialogue.

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In fact, I might even vote in the Massachusetts Senate race.

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cutuphalfdead wrote:
Fairness bias is a big problem in the way this country frames political dialogue.

go on...

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In fact, I might even vote in the Massachusetts Senate race.


which lawyer you gonna choose?


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Everywhere I turn I'm hearing tit for tat arguments of left vs right, republican vs democrat. Whenever someone on the left criticizes the right for being obstructionist, the right turns around and gives anecdotal stories of the left doing the same thing. But this book spelled it out with numbers, and the right far outweighed the left on refusing to govern, whether it be refusing to compromise, abusing the filibuster, or blocking nominations. Now, I really hate framing issues that simply, and I've in recent years rejected the "lesser of two evils" method of voting.

But from what this book says, when it came down to debt/deficit negotiations last year, there really was a much greater of two evils going on. People like Paul Ryan and his "young gun republicans" (term they used on themselves) refused to even sit down and talk things out like adults if there was a single mention of revenue increases. It was pure, obstructionist, ideologues at their worst. I'm not saying Democrats were perfect in the negotiations, but at least they were willing to talk about meeting somewhere in the middle, and while whatever plan they came up with probably would have still left us fucked, at least we wouldn't have defaulted on our debt or simply passed the buck until after this election. It's infuriating.

And what's even more infuriating is that I don't want to play a game I know I can't really win, but a strong case was made for revisiting the lesser of two evils thing.

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In fact, I might even vote in the Massachusetts Senate race.


which lawyer you gonna choose?

I feel so dirty.

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That post probably didn't make much sense. I'm terrible at articulating this stuff.

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Also, I'm sure I'll read something tomorrow that will make me go back to saying fuck it.

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is it worth a read?

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there is nothing wrong with having your mind changed, peter

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Absolutely. And I'd be very interested in hearing your take on it. I read almost the whole thing over a few hours on an airplane.

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there is nothing wrong with having your mind changed, peter

I know. In fact, the only thing I really know is that I don't know much at all. So my mind changes a lot.

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i will attempt to download this book and read it soon

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