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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar greginak
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    But luckily the protester against health care reform had Medicaid.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Drew
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    The report I heard was that the anti-guy threw a punch, though that was after the pro-guy initiated a verbal confrontation. We should wait to see what emerges. And we should note in passing that choosing to bear arms in what could have remained a peaceful political context is itself a non-peaceful escalation that puts people on both sides on edge. There is no such thing as peacefully bringing a gun to political event. That choice is itself a violent one, as are the choices to throw a punch or to bite someone’s finger off.

    “Don’t pull the thang out, unless you plan to bang… Don’t even bang unless you plan to hit something.”
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    “…Should have held back but you throwed the punch.”Report

  3. Avatar Mark Thompson
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    As usual I find myself unable to muster up any sympathy for either party. They’re both pretty clearly nutcases, and I don’t see much value in debating who the bigger nutcase is.Report

    • Avatar Michael Drew in reply to Mark Thompson
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      No doubt. Apparently the pro-guy just went up to the anti-guy and started calling him an idiot. That will occasionally get you punched. But then punching will occasionally get you bit.

      Not that you were responding to me, but I’m blaming the jitteriness on both sides, and quickness to actual violence, partly on the introduction of the threat of violence to the discussion by the act of bearing arms. Perhaps that’s stilted or contentious, but there it is.Report

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