Reason Writers on Bloggingheads: Matt Welch Talks DSK, Arnold, Architecture, and Google With Ann Althouse

On Tuesday, May 17, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch went on Bloggingheads to talk with University of Wisconsin Law Professor and blogger Ann Althouse about state-university work restrictions, French notions of acceptable humpery, Maria Shriver's knowledge of the household conspiracy, government architecture as vomit, and whether Google is a menace to free speech. Whole thing, including topics broken down into smaller chunks, at the Bloggingheads link; or just press play:

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  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn||

    Ahh, Ann Althouse. I'd like to get her in my suite.

  • ||

    Is this a spoof?

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn||

    I had to log off. A very large, boorish tattooed man wanted to use the computer. I thought it best not to argue with him. And this Jailhouse food! Sacrebleu!

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger||

    Not ugly enough for me.

  • Maria Shriver||

    What're you saying?

  • SIV||

    You're not a true libertarian if you can't make Ann Althouse cry.

  • ||

    Ha-haw ~ thanks for the link. That was funny.

  • Spiny Norman||

    And have a hissy fit.

  • Paul||

    Postrel used the word "hysterical".

  • Paul||

    Before Althouse stalked away, I asked her to apologize for that insult, but she refused.

    That's something I would have paid to see. Bailey running after Althouse, shouting "Take it back! Take it back!"

  • ||

    Is she duct-taped to a chair or something?

  • ||

    She looks alot better in the portrait on her blog.

  • Paul||

    Don't we all?

  • Name Nomad||

    I don't have a portrait on her blog.

  • use one of your||

    mug shots

  • ||

    Rather looks like a medieval drawing of Joan of Arc's corpse.

  • Paul||

    Is it just me or does the media in general seem geniuinely disappointed that this Schwartzenegger controversy blew up after he left the governor's mansion?

  • Achtung Coma Baby||

    Why should they be disappointed? Schwarzenegger got shit accomplished.

  • Movie studio||

    yes we are

  • Paul||

    Re: Matt's discussion of France's culture and views of criminality, especially when it comes to tolerating violence against women by "towering" french intellectual men:

    I had no idea the French were so fucking medieval.

  • Arnold Schlongenegger||

    I'd like to fuck her with my ding-a-ling.

  • Max||

    Fuck rodent-faee Welch, I want to hear Balko on the great job the NY cops did in the DSK case.

  • ||

    MOROM

  • cApitalist||

    The pain fellowship I start in July required a similar bullshit pledge to the state. I believe Braveheart said it best, "An oath to a liar is no oath at all." They have a monopoly on the provision of the training I need. Fuck it. I'll lie to them.

  • jasno||

    Good discussion.

    Regarding the Schwarzenegger homeplace: Why are these kids always called "love child"? Under the circumstances, it seems like the opposite of a "love child". It's messed up.

    Regarding drab D.C. buildings (and since Memorial Day is near): a fascinating museum in D.C. is the National Building Museum . It was originally built to house the U.S. Pension Bureau for Civil War veterans. I don't know what the libertarian take on the building would be, but it's an interesting museum.

  • CrackertyAssCracker||

    ya, I think the word they are looking for is "bastard".

  • ||

    Some twat on the teevee this morning was going on about how it was terribly unfair that Arnold's by-blow with the help would have to grow up in a perfectly normal middle-class existence, while his half-brothers by Arnold's actual wife would enjoy a more lavish lifestyle.

    Fun fact: one of Arnold's legitimate kids was born within five days of the bastard. That's gotta really piss off the wife.

  • CrackertyAssCracker||

    That is a shame. They middle class kid has some shot at not being totally fucked up. His true-born are most certainly fucked.

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    "you're all a bunch of racists". the last refuge of scoundrels.

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