Joined: Sep. 2005
Counting bodies during the evacuation of an entire city is a little different than counting bodies in the morgue on a typical Friday night. Your skepticism is duly noted. What about every other major city in the US? Perhaps no one is good at counting bodies except NY.
|Given the events post-Katrina, forgive me for being a little more skeptical of their corpse-counting abilities. But if I need a plasma TV at a super discount, I know where to go, that's for sure.|
You a southerner too? I was raised in Slidell. And I've got Cajun relatives that make me look cosmopolitan.
|No but our drawls can drive a Paris-born French teacher over the edge. Trust me on this. |
And don't forget the less subjective murder rates of all of those same countries. Which don't put the US in such a good light.
|Don't forget the victimization studies, which also show America in a good light, without making any racial adjustments whatsoever.|
It must be nice to not need any stupid numbers or data before you reach your conclusions. If only we could all live in your world, Paley.
|Don't blame yourself; there's a very good reason these stats aren't readily available.|
We're not all timeless spirits, Paley. I, in fact, wasn't old enough to care about politics in the eighties. Perhaps you can euclidate the accomplishments and anti-accomplishments that I asked you for previously.
|You're pulling my leg again, aren't you, Cogzie? Don't you remember all those articles bemoaning the Contract "on" America, or bashing the Gipper? The media noticed the difference; why didn't you? On the other hand, all I remember during the Bush administration were Dan Quayle jokes and an obsession with Presidential malaprops. Of course, many complained about Bush Sr.'s foreign policy, but that doesn't impact our discussion.|
So, to make your point you have to throw out a major section of our crime statistics, and you seem unable to make the same cut for the other nations that you wish to compare to. You don't see a problem with that? Tell me again how you feel that you've "won the debate"?