Re: My Philosophy Is Nyah

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Dude obviously can't afford capital letters.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:11 PM
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Shoulda worked harder in school.

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On the original article, it struck me as weird that he concluded the article by saying how much more fun it was to shop there and cook at home, when nearly everything he praised in the article was prepackaged yuppie food.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:14 PM
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I thought most libertarians refused to shop at Whole Foods on the principled basis that eww eww dirty dirty liberal food, neener neener.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:16 PM
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"Shopping is not a null-sum game."

max
['Creative destruction in the vegetable aisle.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:17 PM
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3: That would be ironic.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:18 PM
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"You know the only reason you are poor is that you are lazy. Except, you're not even really poor, because you're fat. And you know why you are fat? Because you are lazy. Which would normally make you poor, but in this case it hasn't, because you are fat. In any case, the important thing is that you are lazy and I don't like you. Oh, yes, and the other important thing is that I am really rich so I don't need to spend my money carefully. In fact, I'm so rich I don't even need to work. I just eat fancy food all day."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:18 PM
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Who's David Felder?


Posted by: neil | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:23 PM
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I really hate it when poor people are fat. My ancestors were enormous lard-asses as a sign of class distinction and exclusivity and I get incensed when I think of them having to annex every last marker of good breeding, even the unhealthy ones. What next, bedding their own cousins to keep the line pure? Sheesh.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:26 PM
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5: It's very ironic, and yet Jane Galt herself told me that the Whole Foods dude was a bad libertarian because Whole Foods has expensive organic produce and stuff, and an upright corporation which Does Good in the Eyes of the Market would buy the cheap poison stuff and sell it to their customers for maximum profit.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:38 PM
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maybe if those who whine about the cost . . . spent more time getting an education, they wouldn't have to worry about the cost

It is kind of true. I don't shop at Whole Foods, but when I think back on all the time I have spent complaining about expensive grocery stores, and add up the minutes . . . and think about all the advanced degrees I could have earned during those minutes, I am filled with shame.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:39 PM
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because Whole Foods has expensive organic produce and stuff

WTF? Filling a market niche makes one a bad libertarian?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:45 PM
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Are Lexus dealers bad libertarians too?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:46 PM
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Lexus dealers are excellent libertarians, but hybrid car makers are terrible libertarians. Also, managing a nuclear power plant that is dependent on government subsidies and decades of gov't backed research makes you a good libertarian. Managing a small company that installs solar panels on homes makes you a bad libertarian.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:49 PM
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I'm pretty sure that no actual Megan McArdles were injured in the production of the opinion attributed thereto in 9. SJ was kidding.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:50 PM
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"small company" s/b "small company that makes a profit."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:50 PM
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Ah. Okay.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:50 PM
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I am certain some libertarian somewhere has espoused exactly the view I am mocking. Unfortunately that does not prevent it from being a straw man attack.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:52 PM
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FWIW, Virginia Postrel thinks WF fits just fine in her libertarian framework: the profusion of choice, consumption as self-expression, the magic of the market ameliorating social ills, etc.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:54 PM
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Fucking fat poor people. They're a drain on the economy.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 2:59 PM
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Speaking of libertarians, check out this guy, and in particular the club that he has organized for his fellow libertarians, and in particular what the one guy says about national parks.

Why do people entrust large sums of money to be managed by people who name their daughters "Rand" and "Galt"? Why are these guys able to destroy entire economies on a whim?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:00 PM
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I think Whole Foods gets a libertarian pass because it's so insanely expensive.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:21 PM
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I generally think it shows style to have a non-sequiitar in the last line of a paragraph. It demonstrates planning and forethought. Tyler Cowen got into a Libertarian Ethics bloodmatch with most of his readers this morning.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:31 PM
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22 didn't work. In fact, it may be impossible to intentionally add a non-sequiter (alt sp) to a paragraph as an example of intentionally adding...never mind. I did come up with a joke about growing up in a household of five young women with synchronized periods, but that belongs in another thread.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:36 PM
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If the paragraph only has three sentences anyway, it's hard to have one of them be a non sequitur, if you consider the issues of sample size and statistical significance. It would be easy in an 8- or 9-sentence paragraph.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:40 PM
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I don't think that's the case. Even a short paragraph should be reasonably topically coherent. Look, a fish!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:41 PM
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In further off topic news, very bad things are happening at work. I'd like to apologize preemptively to anyone I insult or berate over the next week -- I'll be on edge.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:50 PM
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Eek! Sorry to hear that, LB.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:55 PM
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27 gets it exactly right. Hang in there.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:57 PM
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Oh, I'll live through it. But this next week won't be fun. You know, it's really fucking hard to 'take ownership' of a case when you're not on the goddam distribution list for emails with co-counsel.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 3:58 PM
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From here on out, LB, all assume that anything critical or irritated you say to me is the result of work. Also, I'm changing my handle to "stf," and have a few things to say about the unassailable gender work being done in evolutionary biology.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:00 PM
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"all" s/b "I'll"? Oh no. Just letting you know how its going to be from now on. You're approval is it's own reward.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:02 PM
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I will read "stf" as "shut the fuck **."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:03 PM
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Felder's SFGate page is truly sad ... a chihuahua yapping in the night, hopeful that another dog will yap back.


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:04 PM
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No need to wait for that, AWB.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:05 PM
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This Felder character was recently sighted in Pennsylvania.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:07 PM
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Holy crap.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:13 PM
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I worry about that guy's stress levels.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:15 PM
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Yeah, people who leave comment on Internet news sources are pathetic.


Posted by: neil | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 4:18 PM
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I always end up pissed off when I go to Whole Foods, and I'm an environmental student.


Posted by: ptm | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 5:03 PM
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I just discovered that the herbal tea that costs $4.99 at Whole Foods costs $3.20 at the dinky local health food store down the street. I'm never going back to WF again.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:38 PM
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I just discovered that the bulk granola at Whole Foods is not any more expensive than the bulk granola at the local co-op/organic food store. I don't know what to think.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:47 PM
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A dear and close friend to me who worked at Whole Foods once told me that they weren't anti union, they were "post union" and that was the vision of the big libertarian dude. I didn't have the heart to tell her that this was the vision of the union busting consultant. She needed the gig.


Posted by: benton | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:48 PM
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they weren't anti union, they were "post union"

Also, we're not "anti benefits," we're "post benefits." Now work, coolie.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:51 PM
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I'm working, I'm working.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:52 PM
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I'd have a much easier time believing the "post-union" line if they were based in, say, Massachusetts instead of Texas.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 10- 8-07 6:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure that no actual Megan McArdles were injured in the production of the opinion attributed thereto in 9. SJ was kidding.

I actually wasn't kidding at all. It came up in a Bloggingheads episode, possibly the cookoff one.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 9-07 7:11 AM
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Also, I'm changing my handle to "stf,"

sif, dude. And don't forget the brackets, neither; they're magic and they get you better lap dances grinding.

max
['It's STFU, BTW.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10- 9-07 7:37 AM
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