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good insight.  I hadn't noticed that, but just looking at the diary comment numbers you are right.  There are some great diaries that get very vew comments.  and this subject does seem to bring lots of people out.
by wchurchill on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 01:28:37 PM EST
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I think it is actually the same few people coming out. What it leads to is very deep threads - some posts get indented almost out of existence which indicates a debate going back and forth very often and so generating much heat and little light.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 01:51:40 PM EST
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Some very good posts don't leave much space for comments. Take some of J's great technical stuff: what the hell  do you say about it? It'd take hours of research to comment in detail for most of us. Diaries that comprehensively deal with a topic, especially one that isn't controversial here, don't generate many comments.

So, when someone says Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker, not many comments get made: everyone knows that and simply sighs at the details of his latest outrage against human rights or whatever.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 04:35:00 PM EST
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Maybe you should write that "J" is a lying authoritarian wanker. That would get a few comments....

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:23:13 PM EST
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You hope.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:33:31 PM EST
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So, when someone says Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker,

I don't know about others, but I can't read that line often enough...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:44:49 PM EST
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Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker
Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker
Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker
Blair is a lying authoritarian wanker

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 06:05:30 PM EST
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