September 13, 2006
Diversity of opinion, Seattle-style

Seth at Seattlest credits Seattle's Town Hall for its diversity of opinion.

And Town Hall is even more diverse than Seth gives it credit for. Also on the schedule are Seymour Hersh and Rick Steves!

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 13, 2006 12:43 PM | Email This
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1. I note that Mother Moonbat is also on the schedule.

Posted by: libertarianobserver on September 13, 2006 12:49 PM
2. Cover paragraph talked about "frequent Bush critic".

So,is this the definition of "diverse"? I have different definitions for this blog page and their speakers- all of which are unprintable.

Posted by: swatter on September 13, 2006 12:52 PM
3. Seattle's idea of free political debate is "differing opinions are ok and encouraged, as long as they are the same as mine." Notice everyone is a Bush critic. Diversity to these people is embracing every culture except European/Modern America, if you embrace that you are a imperialist war monger and should be shot. Diversity is relative concept anyways, I'm studying anthropology at school and to graduate I'm required to take "diversity" classes that study different cultures. Well that isn't very diverse because different cultures are what I'm studying. Diverse for me would be a GIS, photography, or a political science class.

Posted by: Tyler on September 13, 2006 12:53 PM
4. Tyler--right; Rick Steeves--always pizzing & moaning about "unenlightened" America--the same country that let him freely do business travel & make millions. Some patriot. Why isn't he living in Paris? I guess green is a well-travelled color--especially money.

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on September 13, 2006 01:30 PM
5. Diverse opinion may be a little less diverse with Air America going bankrupt. Oh well, there's still NPR

Posted by: Misty on September 13, 2006 01:32 PM
6. Yet another rationalization for labeling these bast*rds LEFTIST PINHEADED KLOWNS (aka LENIN'S USEFUL IDIOTS)!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on September 13, 2006 01:36 PM
7. Tyler--good luck on your studies;

favor for me--ask your professors why Africa, with its rich, diverse history and resources never developed into an America. See what the "prevailing thought" is. My guess? evil white colonists and Europressors. No ownership of blame or suggestions of the eons of rulers failing their own people.

and--you'll never hear that concept in the linked speakers' seminars;

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on September 13, 2006 01:51 PM
8. Jimmie-howya-doin, may I state for the record for the last time:

Leave me out of your arguments! I am sick of it! Last week you wrote "Rick Steeves travels to Thailand so sex slavery is okay." and the week before you wrote "I think Rick Steeves is right when he takes a dump on your lawn." Here you link me to an irresponsible form of capitalism. You don't know me and you don't know my views.

Jimmie-howya-don't use my name again. I'm serious. Next time your lawn might be the one I am dumping on.

Posted by: Rick Steeves on September 13, 2006 02:02 PM
9. Rick--honestly--i do not understand your post at 8. I wrote nothing of the sort. Discourse is great--but let's try English, with coherent, linked thoughts. Put THAT in your backpack!

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on September 13, 2006 02:12 PM
10. It's been less than a year since Joe Wilson was "Greeted by a boisterous, packed house of about 900 people at Seattle's Town Hall..." - (Seattle P-I 10/27/05).

Don't imagine they will be inviting him back any time soon.

Posted by: Bill Cruchon on September 13, 2006 02:46 PM
11. I'll admit, I had go searching to see who Rick Steves is/was. A travel 'journalist'. Big whoop. Does he delve into politics? Should I care?

Posted by: jimg on September 13, 2006 02:58 PM
12. Looks like someone at the U of W thinks posing as Rick Steeves is cute, judging from the e-mail return. Or was I missing some really obtuse sarcasm? Whatever...

Posted by: katomar on September 13, 2006 03:34 PM
13.
Seattle's idea of free political debate is "differing opinions are ok and encouraged, as long as they are the same as mine."
To expand on Tyler's definition:

And the rest is hate speech.

Posted by: JCM on September 13, 2006 03:36 PM
14. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1700515/posts

This article explains give a real good explanation of what is happening to the US, culture wise. It is well worth the read.

Posted by: Tyler on September 13, 2006 04:41 PM
15. Katomar at 12--i noticed too; hopefully 'rick' is not using OUR taxpayer-funded working hours & computers to blog; could be a student, but i'm not sure they allow access to these web sites in lib retraining camps.

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on September 13, 2006 11:07 PM
16. Jimmie: I think access to this type of site might be part of their diversity training? [sarc]

Posted by: katomar on September 14, 2006 09:37 AM
17. Katomar at 16--
Maybe, but experience tells me that 'diversity training' is always like a one-way valve. Think of a sphincter. "Open discourse" is always "encouraged with NO repercussions." Like a strong laxative, it's not always desired by the "willing participants."

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on September 14, 2006 11:17 AM
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