Tag Archives: TYT

Reviving liberalism

I have started thinking lately that my outlook on the world has become too gloomy. It is not particularly difficult to see why this is so, considering the output of the average news source. From the atrocities that recently took place in Brussels and Paris to the resurgence of fascism in all kinds of places to the gross excesses of modern identity politics, the renewal of the death sentence on Rushdie and the successes of a madman in the GOP primary, it sure looks like those of us who believe in civilization and culture are in for a rough ride. Not all of the things I listed are currently equally dangerous, but they are all eventually going to mean trouble. In times like these I would like to remind my readers that no matter how bad things look, there is still resistance.  Continue reading

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Super Tuesday, and a game of rock, paper, scissor

After senator Bernie Sanders won the primary in New Hampshire talk about former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s inevitability quietened for a while. Now that the results of the democrat primaries in South Carolina and Nevada have come in, the “inevitability”-crowd around Clinton seem to be regaining their confidence. Observing this I cannot help but recall a point made by Jimmy Dore of TYT, who quite frankly isn’t my primary source for intellectual insights to put it politely but who was definitively on to something here. Continue reading

The Cenk Uygur school of mathematics

On my way to work this morning I listened to a rant by Cenk Uygur about Sam Harris, which you can find here. I don’t have much to say right now about most of what goes on in that clip but there is one phenomenon that I’ve now observed for the second time that I would very much like for someone to explain to me. Continue reading

Uygur vs Coulter

Last weekend something called Politicon took place in Los Angeles. I am not overly familiar with Politicon but once read somewhere that it can probably be described as comic-con but about politics instead of fiction. The main attraction of this convention was as far as I can tell a “debate” between Cenk Uygur of TYT and the infamous Ann Coulter, a debate that I happened to watch on Youtube last night, here is a link for anyone interested. Continue reading

On Bill Maher, TYT, cynicism about the media and so on

This morning, just after I woke up, I watched some segments of the Real Time with Bill Maher episode that aired last night. In particular, the part about Brian Williams from NBC got me thinking. You can find it here. Continue reading

The point is that Atlas didn’t shrugg

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a blog run by someone named Adam Lee. Among other content on this blog the author also recaps the entirety of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, chapter by chapter. As I write this the recapping is still going on, one chapter or part of one chapter is revived each week and by now Mr. Lee has gotten through more than half of the book. You can find all of this here.

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2016 will come sooner than you think.

On my way to work this morning I watched a clip on Youtube, where the good folks over at TYT were discussing the actions of senator Elizabeth Warren. This was not the first time Uygur and the rest promoted the senator, and considering the coming elections you can be sure that it won’t be the last. The hype seems to know no bounds, and the host of that show in particular is acting like it’s 2008 and Barack Obama has not yet failed him. See the whole thing here. Continue reading