Comments on: Ben Stein Watch, lawsuit edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pragmatist58 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-35010 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:12:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-35010 Peter Morici is, in those commercials, clearly supposed to look like the late Paul Samuelson. To judge the resemblance for yourself, his photo is easy enough to find on the web, for instance at this URL:

http://austrianeconomists.typepad.com/we blog/2009/12/paul-samuelson.html

Generations learned economics from the many editions of Samuelson’s textbook, so a visage like that must still have seemed natural for the role. Maybe Stein was originally in the running because with just a little make-up work he could be made to look like Samuelson too.

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By: jbernar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34988 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:14:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34988 The only possible response from Kyocera is to declare itself a church. Then it can discriminate all it wants.

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By: Bagehot http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34980 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:00:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34980 The guy works for Nixon and then says everyone is picking on him for being a devout Jew, from a Führer-like Obama on down. The man is a cartoon character.

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By: RynoM http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34979 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34979 I was raised southern Baptist and Kyocera never even contacted me about doing a commercial for them, so he may be on to something.

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By: IntoTheTardis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34975 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:55:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34975 I got a real sense of the man after hearing him sniff “$70,ooo is real money for many people.” It was said in the context of college tuition. The implication being that it was a trivial amount for a man like himself. And then he went on to pitch a dodgy credit score monitoring scheme for the rest of masses.

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By: JaggedGently http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34969 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:36:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34969 “… he believed that God, and not man, controlled the weather.”
Under normal circumstances, of course, that would be true. However, we must consider the new theory that global warming in causing hell to freeze over. The latest research is reported at www.theneogeotheothermaltheorysociety.co m

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34956 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:02:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34956 You can’t fire me! I’m Ben Stein! This is the only gig I got!

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By: strawman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34951 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:02:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34951 I like the preaching of brother theamblerx. That’s spirituality we can all get behind.

But really, in the crazy world in which Stein’s complaint is upheld, is there actually any reason you couldn’t claim a work dismissal is unfair based on your religious preferences? For example, I belief that internal combustion is the result of hardworking leprechauns, and therefore Ford was wrong to push me out of their engineering department. Bloody atheists.

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By: theamblerx http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34949 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:54:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34949 In my religion, I believe that Aslan, Lion King of all Narnia, commands us to come into work completely drunk. It is on such grounds that I am protesting against my employer for dismissing me from their employment.

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By: rajpe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/12/ben-stein-watch-lawsuit-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34943 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:56:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11842#comment-34943 My goodness. A 4-bedroom, 3821 sq.ft. “mansion”

Is Ben Stein’s problem that he is middle-class?

And we all know that you can’t trust the middle class.

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