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  • They play 42 seconds of the song (about 20%) and then the one guy immediately starts ranting about short attention spans.

    Then you have this caller at about 28 min: "we didn't start this war" while talking about Iraq.

    And their "liberal" host sounds not very liberal. Plus, all of this ruckus about "not taking the 'war on terror' seriously" -- how do you have a "war" against an "overwhelming feeling of fear" anyway? Seems that not being afraid would end that "war" quite handily.

    Anyway, as far as liberal/conservative goes, I'll leave you with this. [latimes.com] Basically, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who know they're wrong and those who don't.

    But to recap the irony, the easy way to get answers (religion aka "belief") tends to just turn into an excuse for fighting. Again, straight from the broadcast: "...they'll believe what they want to believe because that's what they want to believe." Scientifically (or philosophically), it is quite simple. If two people believe conflicting things, one (or likely, both) are wrong. To an engineer, everyone looks like a chimp. [google.com]

    • And their "liberal" host sounds not very liberal.

      Well, neither is their conservative host very conservative. :-) Seriously, they are pretty clearly conservative and liberal if you listen to them often, but both are a lot closer to the center than to the extremes.

      Plus, all of this ruckus about "not taking the 'war on terror' seriously" -- how do you have a "war" against an "overwhelming feeling of fear" anyway?

      That's just silly semantics. The "war on terror" is, in fact, a war against those who perpetrate terrorism, as you well know.

      Anyway, as far as li

      • Wait, you still read dailykos?

        I'm guessing I'm quite a bit more progressive/liberal than you and I stopped reading it awhile ago.

        It just seemed like too much of an echo chamber to me and I read a lot of progressive blogs (at least the posts, the comments in blog seem nearly universally puerile).

        Then again, I'm generally trying to spread less than reading blogs like dailykos (nationally political in focus) and something more local or at least a narrower focus (like useperl or slashfood or such).
        • Wait, you still read dailykos?
          No. I never did. I followed a link there. Note that post is from about 2.5 years ago. There's no "blogs" I read on a regular basis except some personal friends, Soxaholix, and Sound Politics.