CultureMutterings Episode #1

Here goes the first video post.  The idea behind it is a beginning for what I am calling CultureMutterings – basically a video post about recent news, recent CultureMutt posts and reactions/rebuttals to some of the comments made on the posts.  This is my first stab at this and I am obviously highly camera trained…. enjoy



21 thoughts on “CultureMutterings Episode #1”

  1. yeah, i don’t like it when my face becomes too fuzzy. though the thought of not shaving everyday is appealing.

  2. In regards to poll numbers, there are many different things to take into account. First, the language of polls can be written to produce vastly different results, i.e. “do you support a government takeover of healthcare?” vs “do you support reforming the current system?” Second, remember that a non-insignificant percentage of respondents are likely disapproving from the left, which is to say they’re unhappy with the bill in it’s current form because it dropped the public option or doesn’t otherwise go far enough. Finally, America is a republic; we’re governed by democratically elected representatives, not by polls.

  3. I have no problem with a healthcare bill if:

    1. It doesn’t force people to purchase health insurance if they don’t want to

    2. It doesn’t penalize or hinder private healthcare.

  4. Well, the answers on both those points are debatable as you will be fined if you do not participate and ideas on the effects on private healthcare are conjecture at this point

  5. Nicely done. Good presentation of different sides of the debate. I’ve never noticed an accent when you talk.

  6. Thanks Micah, my dad keeps telling me I sound way too partisan so I am trying to address that! You guys are definitely keeping me in check.. And as for the accent, it has been all over the map over the years… with the last 10 being mostly American!

  7. Probably as Christian as the people who were threatening him when he wasn’t supporting the bill a week ago. Where do the Democrats get the gall to hype up all these threats? It happens all the time from both sides. Frankly, I never trust it. For all I know, the congressmen throw a brick through their own window so they can get a new one and play the victim card.

    “A sober man not given to hyperbolic display, Stupak describes the “living hell” he and his family faced because of his tenacity in opposing use of taxpayers’ money to pay for abortions.

    “All the phones are unplugged at our house,” Stupak told The Hill newspaper, because of “the obscene calls and threats.” His wife stopped watching television news so she wouldn’t see “[p]eople saying they’re going to spit on you and all this,” he said. “That’s just not fun.”

  8. I think Biden is awesome. He is a great comic relief character to have around…and I mean that sincerely.

  9. Yeah, there are hysterical clown on both sides. Maybe more death threats from conservative crazies but there are plenty of dumb, reckless liberals too…

  10. I know, losing Bush was losing a national treasure so its good to have at least one person in the administration that can be relied on for inadvertent entertainment

  11. More death threats from conservatives now that liberals are in power sure, but it wasn’t that way when Bush was president. The Dems are really trying to play up the persecution thing and it shouldn’t work (they did the same thing with Obama during the election). Threats always happen all the time. That is just the way it is. I get death threats from liberals all the time just by talking to them online. lol. I don’t want to get into a discussion of who does it more, but it is definitely part of the human condition…to threaten death to people who really piss you off. Frankly, even to act like people who do it are crazy seems a little dishonest (although it is still wrong and should still be condemned and all that). I have threatened to kill people to their face before. I think most people have. People say stuff all the time. The question is how many people actually mean to act on a threat. Which, to be honest, although we should remain vigilant and protect our elected officials, seems generally unlikely.

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