Re: Off balance


What are the chances of reintroducing the word "polemic" into popular discourse? And what about Tom Paine?

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-24-04 12:42 PM
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The toothpaste guy?

Posted by: Bob | Link to this comment | 06-24-04 12:44 PM
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And yes, I think polemic is a good word, except that I think people think that a polemic is the same thing as a rant. Or a piece of sound equipment at a porn set.

Posted by: Bob | Link to this comment | 06-24-04 12:47 PM
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McCain-Feingold was bad law. And it's the petard upon which F 9/11 is being hoist.

Posted by: Argent | Link to this comment | 06-24-04 2:20 PM
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Why is it July 30? The law is no advertising mentioning specific candidates 60 days before a general election (30 before a primary), but 60 days before Nov. 2 is Sept 3., not July 30.

According to the article, this is because the Republican convention is considered a "primary election." That is the biggest farce I have ever heard- by that rationale, Moore should be cut off July 30 to Sept 4 (end of Republican convention), then be allowed to advertise from Sept 5 to Nov. 22 (60 days before the electoral college votes.) That would be fine with me.

Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-24-04 2:45 PM
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