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camera obscura Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 11:01 PM
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11. Yes, he's written some brilliant columns about energy, especially the drill-baby-drill BS
I wish the NY Times would make him an energy/economy columnist instead of a foreign affairs one.
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  -Thomas Friedman - what the hell? Iwillnevergiveup  Dec-10-08 10:29 PM   #0 
  - He's always been this obtuse. Did you think otherwise?  aquart   Dec-10-08 10:34 PM   #1 
  - Well, went to a book signing  Iwillnevergiveup   Dec-10-08 10:35 PM   #3 
     - Oh, no.  aquart   Dec-10-08 10:37 PM   #5 
  - He's always been a smug moron. nt  GOPNotForMe   Dec-10-08 10:35 PM   #2 
  - youve changed. :) Have a look-  emperor72   Dec-10-08 10:36 PM   #4 
  - You may be right  Iwillnevergiveup   Dec-10-08 10:55 PM   #9 
     - An example- Friedman was the ultimate NAFTA shill.  emperor72   Dec-10-08 11:01 PM   #12 
        - Shill? Hardly.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:05 PM   #16 
           - True- loves neo-liberal policies, yet denies their effects.  emperor72   Dec-10-08 11:09 PM   #18 
              - It's not so much "denies" as it is "focuses elsewhere."  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:14 PM   #20 
                 - My perspective on Friedman is that he sees no problems whatsoever with "free trade."  amandabeech   Dec-10-08 11:25 PM   #23 
                 - Dupe.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:31 PM   #24 
                 - "Sees no problems" is pretty clearly false.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:31 PM   #25 
                    - My view of "Sees no problems" and yours on this point clearly differ.  amandabeech   Dec-11-08 03:02 PM   #36 
                 - Relying on megacorporations to do the right thing was one of the articles of faith of "free trade"  thecatburgler   Dec-10-08 11:46 PM   #29 
                 - Nope. That was glossed over as an assumption.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:57 PM   #30 
                 - Kind of like Paul Krugman  wtmusic   Dec-11-08 12:04 AM   #32 
  - He's always been like that.  Liberal_Lurker   Dec-10-08 10:43 PM   #6 
  - This cartoon kind of sums him up for me, and yes, he's always been like that.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-10-08 10:47 PM   #7 
  - this is great! n/t  RainDog   Dec-10-08 10:50 PM   #8 
  - Hahahahahahahaha...snort!  sofedupwithbush   Dec-10-08 11:02 PM   #13 
  - The "Sushi-Bengali-cell phone" riff is absolutely dead-on.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:07 PM   #17 
  - LOL  Herdin_Cats   Dec-11-08 01:14 AM   #33 
  - He has some very good ideas. He has some very poor ones.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 10:58 PM   #10 
  - Yes, he's written some brilliant columns about energy, especially the drill-baby-drill BS  camera__obscura   Dec-10-08 11:01 PM   #11 
  - He takes a very holistic view of those three topics.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:04 PM   #14 
  - Not exactly-  emperor72   Dec-10-08 11:13 PM   #19 
     - I get the feeling that you do not regularly read him.  Occam Bandage   Dec-10-08 11:21 PM   #22 
        - Yeah the "flagrantly inequitable misrule or cultural erosion "...  emperor72   Dec-11-08 07:06 AM   #34 
  - Crunchy frog  Iwillnevergiveup   Dec-10-08 11:04 PM   #15 
  - I love that cartoon.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-10-08 11:17 PM   #21 
  - He's been trying to make plutocracy and greed look progressive for years. nt  thecatburgler   Dec-10-08 11:31 PM   #26 
  - Just wait six months (one Friedman unit) and he'll tell you.  Steve_DeShazer   Dec-10-08 11:32 PM   #27 
  - Not any more!  izquierdista   Dec-10-08 11:39 PM   #28 
  - Well, I now realize it's been a full decade  Iwillnevergiveup   Dec-11-08 12:02 AM   #31 
  - the kind of world veiw you develope when you marry into one of the richest families in the world.  KG   Dec-11-08 07:14 AM   #35 
  - Yes, easy to pontificate when you have enough $$$ to live 1000 lives over...  RiverStone   Dec-11-08 03:09 PM   #37 
  - Would love to see an hour-long, commercial-free  Iwillnevergiveup   Dec-11-08 05:02 PM   #38 
 

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