State of the Discussion

bob
+ Yeah, I read C's comments as trying to do a variety of things at the same time, having the effect of making interpretation more difficult. Any [. . .]
bob
+ Sure, so why do they have "work Phones" they take home? Even if they don't have fate of the world responsibilities, who they work [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Idunno - but there are a fairly large number of people working at the WH. Not all of them are on 24/7 call, fate of [. . .]
bob
+ I'm struggling to understand who "rank and file White House aides" could refer to. It's pretty rarified real estate - is there "rank and [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ The discussion is an ancient discussion, so I'm not saying anything even remotely new or original if I point out that, in the dialectic of [. . .]
pillsy
+ I think it's a common liberal desire, and one that isn't at all easily obtained, to allow people to commit to those identities without ever [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ He cares, or cared, about people getting the impression he cared about whether people had the impression he cared about their caring, and that's about [. . .]
+ The mere idea, let alone observable reality apparently, that one has to explain to people that an Old Money oligarch whose spent the last several [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ Seems especially any Fuehrer-principle-ish movement has to assume malign counter-agents, since otherwise it would have to acknowledge that the world may not really be susceptible [. . .]
bob
+ You clearly got the gist, but for clarity's sake I want to amend my last sentence. It reads "The DS here would be anything [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ I did read up to the moment comments at OT but decided to respond here. When the lefties vs the righties start arguing about Trump's 2005 [. . .]
bob
+ Well done. And as such deserves thoughtful responses. But a lot to get to, so let me start with some prelim remarks. [. . .]
CK MacLeod

OK, but I'll give him a bit of latitude, too, since I did enjoy his observations.

bob
+ See, this is why I'm as you say "an enemy of irony". So to avoid past ironic feedback loops, please extend to me some [. . .]
CK MacLeod
+ I think for these purposes Facebook would be a rough equivalent for blogging, though as an inferior alternative given Facebook's limitations. As a "midpoint" Facebook [. . .]

Is the in-between point between a Tweet and a blog post the "Facebook essay"?

+ I've only scratched the surface of what can be done to organize long and complicated threads visually - for example: It will be hard or impossible [. . .]
bob

that's why I replied out of place - seemed like it might duplicate more chaotic dynamics of large sites.

+ (For instance - stress level jumped when it seemed that your comment wasn't indenting right, but the fact that I was replying to myself replying [. . .]

Thanks - tho still have to see about a couple o' things, especially as applied to unique environments like this one...