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bumsteaddithers43 mins ago

You know they raised the rates on the Hughniverse. That means you get a decrease in customer service. Aaah, the beauty of the American way.
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H1: 10/23/14: Mark Steyn
bumsteaddithers44 mins ago in reply to kerryedavis

Hugh is always talking about the Strong Horse or something. I wonder if he means the Dead Horse which is getting kicked around here.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
Worst in Popular Music4 hours ago in reply to kerryedavis

No, you didn't "debunk" anything, any more than verse three of the Star Spangled Banner "debunks" verse one. 29 occurances of a first person singular (self-referential) pronoun in the song. 2 occurances of the line you quote. Looks pretty self-referential to an objective observer.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis13 hours ago

I think I'll save my prayers for all the people the doctor thoughtlessly exposed, rather than the doctor himself. And the same goes for Nancy Snyderman.
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H2: 10/23/14 Chris Cillizza, Wendy Rogers, James Lileks
kerryedavis13 hours ago

So, what's the difference between this one, and the 18-second-longer version posted earlier? Did I for once manage to grab something actionable that had gone out over the air, before it disappears down the memory hole for the podcast?
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H1: 10/23/14: Mark Steyn
kerryedavis15 hours ago

A little odd how much I'm seeing "Site temporarily unavailable. Connection timed out - please try again." lately for hughniverse.com. And the worst part is, it also seems to affect the podcasts getting put on iTunes.
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H1: 10/23/14: Mark Steyn
kerryedavis17 hours ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

And it doesn't help that, as Duane sometimes comments, what they're "chatting" about is totally unrelated to what's happening on the show at that moment.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis17 hours ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

I've already debunked that argument, perhaps in my first comment on the subject. "I'm here to tell YOU, every inch of YOU is perfect, from the bottom to the top." That makes it not self-referential or self-aggrandizing. Just as Star Spangled Banner is not only for people who actually themselves saw the flag still standing after the battle.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
bumsteaddithers22 hours ago in reply to kerryedavis

I find the 'chat' room to be an effort in futility as I can't figure out what they are talking about. Nice peple, all, believe me, but so scattered- kind of like tribbles :).
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
bumsteaddithers22 hours ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

Didn't used to be that way. And didn't Hugh or was it VDH who called out Scoop Jackson and Sam Nunn, not Michele Nutt?
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H2: 10/22/14: Victor Davis Hanson, Eli Lake, Calls
Worst in Popular Music1 day ago

As one person put it EIGHT years ago: "Any vote for any Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability."
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H2: 10/22/14: Victor Davis Hanson, Eli Lake, Calls
Worst in Popular Music1 day ago in reply to kerryedavis

You've never seen a video for a self-referential song with backup dancers before? The Star Spangled Banner starts out referring to one particular flag and then generalizes to other US flags and then the patriotism. And yet, at its base it is still about that one Flag. Which might be why that flag is preserved in a museum. Similarly, this song. It's all about that bASS. "I've got that boom boom", not "we've got that boom boom" or "all God's children got that boom boom". No, it's "I've got that boom boom", or "I've got that bASS" which is what it is all about. Steyn is right.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis2 days ago

I might be more comfortable with Hugh's election prognostication if he hadn't been so wrong about the Romney landslide.
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H2: 10/22/14: Victor Davis Hanson, Eli Lake, Calls
kerryedavis2 days ago

And, a two-shot derringer pistol had a separate barrel for each round.
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H4: 10/22/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis2 days ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

The best part of these comments is they stick around. Unlike the "Chat room." Which is the main reason I "never" go there.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis2 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

Not really, to extend Steyn's logic as applied to Bass, someone singing Star Spangled Banner would be singing about how great THEY are for loving the flag, or something. Steyn - and maybe you too - apparently can't understand the idea that she's referring to anyone who isn't super-thin, not just herself, although using herself and what she learned from her mother as an example to others. Further, for the "boom boom" line, Meghan Trainor is one of FIVE girls with their back to the camera. Which, as much as it might surprise you, actually makes my point, not yours. It's about body image and confidence for all girls/women, not just Meghan Trainor singing a love song to HER butt.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

I remind people that by definition Obama is a Muslim. The son of the father, who is a Muslim, is by definition a Muslim. It is the only way I can justify Obama telling the Mullahs in Iran that they will like him as he took office.
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H1: 10/21/14: Jim Talent, Eddie Scarry
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

Delicious back and forth here. For years I had been hoping that this section of the Hughniverse be used for back and forth. FWIW, I always considered "booty" to be loot or the fruits of labor. In that context Kerry seems right on with his assessment of the song. OTOH, the term today in hiphop culture does refer to the posterior of a woman- know that Brazilian butt jobs are currently hot ticket items.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
Worst in Popular Music2 days ago in reply to kerryedavis

No, by that logic the Star Spangled Banner is about a flag.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
Worst in Popular Music2 days ago in reply to kerryedavis

What is Meghan doing in the video during the lyric "shake it shake it"? She's facing away from the camera shaking her butt. What is happening in the video during the lyric "‘Cause I got that boom boom"? A woman is bent flexing her butt at another woman. And what do you get when you take the "b" off of "bass"? Love song to my butt.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
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Hcg weight loss maintenance H1: 03/12/14: Jamie Weinstein: Robert Costa, Caroline May, Will Rhan
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H1: 03/12/14: Jamie Weinstein: Robert Costa, Caroline May, Will Rhan
kerryedavis3 days ago

I've been saying for quite a while that a good number of people on the left will actually fall for that "The Democrats have failed! So, we need to elect MORE Democrats!" nonsense. Meanwhile, maybe what's happening in the Wendy Davis campaign is that her consultants, ad buyers, etc. are trying to milk the brain-dead cow (so to speak) as much as they can before the inevitable defeat. It doesn't matter what the ads SAY, only what they COST.
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H4: 10/21/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis3 days ago

but NOT if there's a Republican on the ballot.
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H1: 10/21/14: Jim Talent, Eddie Scarry
kerryedavis3 days ago

The only time I vote for a libertarian is if there's no Republican on the ballot for that position, against a Democrat. Voting for a libertarian is worth it if it gets - or keeps - a Democrat OUT, but if there's a Republican on the ballot.
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H1: 10/21/14: Jim Talent, Eddie Scarry
kerryedavis3 days ago

What Obama says to Sharpton supports arguments that he (Obama) is a "secret Muslim," since deception to support/advance the faith/cause is accepted and even encouraged by Islam.
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H1: 10/21/14: Jim Talent, Eddie Scarry
kerryedavis3 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

Also, by that logic, anyone who sings the Star Spangled Banner is REALLY singing about how great THEY are, not the country.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis3 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

No, because once again, Meghan Trainor and the other girls ARE NOT BIG. They are, for lack of a better term, average/normal. The greater point is that "stick-figure silicone Barbie doll" is neither normal, nor something to aspire to, despite what certain magazines etc. might portray.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
Worst in Popular Music3 days ago

The entirety of the song is "I'm big with a big butt and I'm proud to be like this and everyone should be proud of themselves, too." Which means, it's about a big girl singing about her big butt promoting body image acceptance. In other words, Steyn is right.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
kerryedavis3 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

No, because Meghan Trainor IS NOT BIG. Neither are the others that the video also shows as being "cover girls" for that fake "Bass" magazine. Only one girl in the video is, and she's only really used for one butt-grabbing scene by the skinny "super-model" they're half-mocking. Other than that, only the GUY is big, and he doesn't have "booty" he's just obese. She is also not singing "a love song" to HER butt, she's telling OTHER GIRLS that it's okay not to be (unnaturally) skinny. As in: "I'm here to tell YOU, every inch of YOU is perfect, from the bottom to the top." You (and Steyn) might have a case if it was "I'm here to tell ME, every inch of ME is perfect, from the bottom to the top." Everything else is "What I learned from my mother, that applies to you too." It's also in comparison to a "stick-figure silicone Barbie doll," in contrast to which, the "booty" being sung about is just average/normal. As, again, is Meghan Trainor herself, and everyone else in the video except that one girl and one guy. And as I first mentioned, it's also just a nice, pleasant, catchy tune, which seems to be enough for Steyn in other circumstances.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
Worst in Popular Music3 days ago in reply to kerryedavis

1) Um, "more booty" where "booty" means butt means ... bigger butt. Hello, McFly? 2) Yes, I've seen the video. 3) The song is about body image (being a larger size) with a particularized focus on one specific piece of anatomy, to wit, her butt. She's singing a song about her big butt (and the rest of her big self) and how proud of it she is. Just as Mark Steyn said.
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H2: 10/20/14: Mark Steyn 1/2
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