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NRA Take Two

March 27th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select an article—nothing too lengthy—and you supply a comment analyzing it. Our commenters thus far have been exceedingly insightful so I’ll be most interested to read your take. Winner gets a free RSS subscription to TNC!

“Obama Seeks JPMorgan, Goldman Support on Bank Plan”

3 Comments so far ↓

  • Mike N

    “Yingling said one of the administration’s messages was that the bankers “need to understand the public’s anger.” ”

    Instead of trying to educate the public out of their irrational biases, or to defend their rights to freely entered-into contracts, the most productive members of society must cater and give in to it.

    Or to put it another way, we politicians need to get re-elected, so we’re going to take advantage of the public’s irrationality towards that end and you will have to be the whipping boys. But don’t worry, (wink, wink) we’ll take care of you if you just play ball with us. Sad

  • Michael Labeit

    I guess Mike N. wins by default.

  • Bill Brown

    We’ve had some great comment contest Fridays but the last couple have been duds. The problem, of course, is with my selection. Those who participate always bring great insights so I just need to find better fodder.

    I’m open to suggestions for how to improve it, but at present I’m thinking that I’d like to feature articles that are good in many respects but deficient in some striking way. Or I could find articles that are worth dismissing with one-liners and witty sarcasm—I always enjoy a good smack down.