January 12, 2005

Dig In

I'll dig into this tomorrow.

But, you know, I think Coleman does this kind of thing just to incite people. Who knows?

Posted by Ryan at January 12, 2005 12:32 AM

But its just an opinion column, so you don't care about those, right?

Or is it only conservative opinion columns that get a free pass?

Posted by: David Grenier at January 12, 2005 07:08 AM

I think it's moronic opinion columns that get his goat, David. I'm pretty much the same way - I can listen to any side if they're logical and articulate. It's the buttnuggets like Coleman who really chap my ass.

Hmm...that might have been a bad pairing of symbolisms in the last sentence. Time will tell.

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2005 07:41 AM

So there must be no moronic conservative comentators anywhere, because Ryan never seems to go after them, ever. There's always some excuse why he doesn't bother, but those excuses never apply to a liberal opinion.

Which is why I just wish Ryan would admit that he *is* a conservative, he is firmly on one side of a two-sided debate and be done with it. Instead he tries to pretend that's not the case and says that people erroneously label him as a conservative because of his support of the war* - when in fact people label him as a conservative because he constantly echos conservative attacks on whatever their liberal target-of-the-week is while always giving a free pass of some kind or other to the President and conservatives in general.

I mean, hell, I don't think anyone has any illusions that Joshua or I are "centrists" only interested in fair and even debate. I just want that same kind of honesty from Ryan.

* as long as other people are doing the killing and dying.

Posted by: David Grenier at January 12, 2005 08:12 AM

David, I've gone through this a few times with you, but what the hell, I'll do it again.

If I were to label myself, I'd probably call myself a Libertarian, along the same lines of the Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, or Andrew Sullivan. If you consider them, or me, rampaging conservatives, fine, but I still don't think I fall entirely in that fold.

I take issue with Coleman, partly because it's just fun to tear him apart, being that he's just so awful: a monkey at a keyboard comes to mind. Also, though, David, it's a professional proximity thing. Coleman is a columnist for the biggest newspaper in Minnesota, the Star-Tribune, a position I wouldn't mind holding, so it's a bit miffing that a hack like Coleman can pound out that kind of ick with apparently no editorial oversight.

If you want to defend Coleman, that's you're thing. But, honestly, why would you?

Posted by: Ryan at January 12, 2005 09:08 AM

And, yes, Ryan's eternal problems with "your and you're" continue unabated.

Posted by: Ryan at January 12, 2005 09:19 AM

You should work on that your/you're thing. It's the only barrier between you and a column at the biggest newspaper in Minnesota.

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2005 02:03 PM
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