ambassadorzot

Last active
10 months, 3 weeks ago
  • This is informed speculation, but someone must begin to investigate the degree to which rethug operatives have been actively sabotaging the online access to healthcare.gov. I live in Florida and have made six attempts over the last three days to get to the database and have not succeeded yet. We know that this monkey-wrenching has [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post The biggest, most brilliant power-grab ever! by Quasit.

    2013-10-03 09:14:52View | Delete

    You have a very low bar regarding what idea deserves to be called “brilliant”. All the surrender clowns in the democratic party need to do is continue repeating the well-imprinted argument; “We do not negotiate with terrorists”. That is the correct and effective method to counter the rethug tactic of piecemeal funding of the parts [...]

  • Assuming some accuracy regarding the Russian deployment, how much doubt is there that the Russian ships and the sub in the East Mediterranean will be immediately considered targets if/when their radar systems form part of the radar umbrella tracking and attempting to shoot down the relatively slow and vulnerable cruise missiles being launched from offshore [...]

  • On Ellison’s web site, the only comment is a short paragraph that begins: “Today President Obama made a commitment to bring U.S. counterterrorism policy more in line with American values.” . . . Wyden’s signature statement is; “The President said today that ‘we must define the nature and scope’ of the conflict with al-Qa’ida, ‘or [...]

  • Too many politicians on that panel.
    The ideal number would be “none”.
    You still trust any of them to do anything
    but confuse the issue and cover-up for their parties?!?

    They created and/or authorized the situation,
    overtly or passively.
    All of them.

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Not Impeaching Bush Is Sure Paying Off! by David Swanson.

    2013-06-10 07:06:47View | Delete

    We also need to label those people who disagree with your arguments and call them out for what they are; unpatriotic.

  • I’ve just started a list of the politicians who are defending the PRISM program & all of its companion citizen spying programs, who are also opposed to background checks for gun purchases. What kind of tortured logic will they try to sell to make themselves look like they have any true and reasonable explanation for [...]

  • ambassadorzot wrote a new diary post: Obama’s Half-lie About Everyone’s Phone Records

    2013-06-09 17:27:46View | Delete

    Thus far, President Obama told the somnambulant population HOW the security machine decides whose phone calls will be dissected in unlimited detail. A rough computer analysis is made based only upon who you have spoken to, who has contacted people that you may be connected with, on what dates & times, and for how long. [...]

  • I’m only going to list the events that have occurred since I became “politically aware”. Please assist me by adding your opinions about any policy decisions that I have missed in this quickly gathered list. 1) The assassination/coup of President John F. Kennedy. This really turned and accelerated the downward momentum of the nation. Every [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post This quartet would have been better than the trio. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-22 17:56:05View | Delete

    I see Concord as one of the fundamental revolutionary acts that has ever occurred in the history of this nation. If it was only rich white men who were there, that only rebounds to the credit of rich white men. AT that moment, the rebellious action was taken against an unrepresentative monarchy. I’m with the [...]

  • ambassadorzot wrote a new diary post: This quartet would have been better than the trio.

    2013-01-22 17:20:33View | Delete

    Almost everyone is giving the Obama speech writing crew big kudos for the iconic linkage of “Senaca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall”. My contrary observation; I think they blew it. Far better would have been to evoke this quartet of symbolic events known by their location; “Concord, “Senaca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall”. They missed a chance to [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Please, Barney, stop doing that thing with your lips. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-22 10:35:05View | Delete

    You write that as if there is something especially ethical about members of the CBC. Do U know something about them that I don’t? Or do you just hand out fig leafs proactively, or reflexively, to members of Congress that have an abundance of melanin in their skin? I love Maxine Waters too, but just [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Obama’s Second Inaugural Address by masaccio.

    2013-01-22 09:59:00View | Delete

    I have to back off a bit.
    I do not sneer every time I see the man.
    He is not as bad as he could be.

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Please, Barney, stop doing that thing with your lips. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-22 07:43:48View | Delete

    I have hard the argument made that “promises made were not kept”. Lots of things were “supposed” to happen to benefit the home owners, but nothing was actually placed in the final bill to make any of it happen. Am I to believe that famous individuals with decades of experience in congressional infighting were totally [...]

  • The Question: Agree or disagree? Madmen, admen, plutocrats and gangsters run the world. What would the numbers be here at Firedoglake? What would the results be in the USA? In South America? Europe? India? Where would we get a majority “YES” answer? . . . and by how much? I’d love to know how far [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Please, Barney, stop doing that thing with your lips. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-21 21:36:38View | Delete

    The “question” I asked was rhetorical. (Look up that word. Its a good one to know.) Barney has the tic. The only real question is if it’s big enough to have someone bring it to his attention, for his own good. I value the man’s legacy enough to suggest that he needs a little help. [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Shaving with Occam’s Razor in Activism & Radical Politics by Kit OConnell.

    2013-01-21 19:52:50View | Delete

    I did not misunderstand. Your claim to neutrality does not follow from the words you wrote. Specifically, it appears that you did not mean to write this sentence on a blog overwhelmingly Leftist in its participants: “It concerns me when these theories appear among my activist friends, because I think it makes the entire movement [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Please, Barney, stop doing that thing with your lips. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-21 19:29:55View | Delete

    Are you saying it is not a problem? Or that I am the only one who is hearing it? If it’s the second possibility, either you don’t hear well, or you don’t listen. Mr. Frank does smack his lips frequently when he speaks. It detracts from his message, whatever that may be at any particular [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Please, Barney, stop doing that thing with your lips. by ambassadorzot.

    2013-01-21 19:16:16View | Delete

    Your reading comprehension is not so great. (Or maybe my writing is not as clear as I would like?) No, I think it’s you. His sexual orientation, which he is not averse to mention, coupled with the sound of lip smacking brings up an involuntary association that I find competes with the man’s message. I [...]

  • ambassadorzot commented on the diary post Obama’s Second Inaugural Address by masaccio.

    2013-01-21 19:06:17View | Delete

    So, a team of good writers wrote a nice inauguration speech. I’ve been watching the propaganda show for most of the day. Does not change one gee-damn thing. He has a long way to stop the “war” and move to the Left on a hundred issues before I’ll try to train my lip not to [...]

  • Load More