“But it takes a special kind of arrogance for this young man to believe
that his moral judgment on the dilemma suddenly trumps that of two
(incredibly different) presidents, both houses of the U.S. Congress,
both political parties, the U.S. court system and more than 30,000 of
Well sir, I have to say that since most of the people you list here have largely comported themselves like true sociopathic monsters, then I hate to be the one to break it to you, but any person with the capability for human empathy has moral judgement that trumps those people’s. And apparently yours.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Snowden Has Shared Encoded Copies Of NSA Files In Case Anything Happens To Him
Ok. I’ll be the first to admit that I am no computer expert, but there’s something here that I think most people are missing.
Documents do not take up very much room. Not even in their many thousands would they eat up terabites of hard drive space. To be sure, Snowden does have documents, and probably lots of them.
But what I’m betting, is that Snowden not only carries tons of evidence for the existence of these, and other programs the spooks are engaged in, but some of the PRODUCT of those efforts.
Audio and video files can easily take up that much hard drive space.
If Snowden was indeed planning this for some time, it would stand to reason that he might seek to provide excellent examples of what he’s talking about. One of his first assertions, was that as long as he had an e-mail address, he could wiretap and spy on anyone, including the President.
Suppose he did just that to a number of high-profile people? Suppose that on those laptops of his are videos of Senators and Congressmen/women from the viewpoint of their laptop webcams, as they go about their business? Or audio of same, and a whole bunch of private phone calls? Or both? Or more that we can’t even imagine?
Ultimately, it comes down to one question: If Snowden has already exposed their construction of a surveillance state, and the cat’s out of the bag, then WHY are they so bloody terrified of what he has? He does not appear to be interested in harming specific actors or personnel by say, giving over lists of spies in other countries. From what I understand, he may not have even had access to such information, and he’s made no claims to that effect.
But what he HAS made claims about, is having deep access to the machinery of the surveillance state, and the products of that machinery. At the very least, raw, and possibly also refined intelligence.
It’s an extraordinary claim. And extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, do they not?
Asmodeus commented on the diary post Congress needs to Comply with State Demands for Article V Constitutional Convention by Daniel Marks.
I’m somewhat at a loss. Is this at last a cause we may seize upon with hope? It may very well be. I will explain. There is a problem that we are all facing, on the Left and the Right, though for ostensibly vastly different reasons. An impasse on how to proceed. Particularly those of [...]
Asmodeus commented on the diary post As Obama Prepares to Do Battle Against Washington and Colorado, Here’s the Pointy End of His Spear by EdwardTeller.
I’ve known people who swear by it for that. If you have arthritis bad enough, it may not lessen a lot of the pain directly, so much as kill all the other aches and pains produced by very tense muscles etc., as you attempt to cope with the long-term pain. Slowly but surely, by the [...]
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Washington State Joins Colorado in Legalizing Marijuana
I’m feeling exceedingly proud and fortunate to live here in Washington State, and being able to help afford the chance for this long-needed change to the status quo to succeed.
This will likely not be a completely easy transition, but certainly worth it.
May it come soon for all others who wish it.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post After Helping to Resupply Tar Sands Blockade, Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein is Arrested
I voted for Jill last week, just as soon as I got my ballot in the mail. Along with marijuana legalization, and voting to utterly raze the twisted hopes of bigoted organizations like NOM.
It was hilarious when Obama’s campaign workers came around to my door, asking if they could still count on my vote. I laughed and asked them if they meant the guy who called those of us who wanted single payer health care drug-addled mental patients.
Their faces fell on the floor. Then one of them recovered, and with a very smug tone, asked who I was voting for then, clearly expecting to be able to dismiss and forget about another crazy Romney supporter. When I told her I was voting for Jill, and Green Party whenever possible in the down ticket races, she looked like I shot her dog, and managed to ask me why I wasn’t going to vote for Obama this time.
“I have a list you know.” I said. “I could go get it if you really want, but I can wing it. Let’s start with his openly refusing to investigate and prosecute the war criminals among us, while pardoning the soldiers who followed those illegal orders and committed those war crimes, by saying ‘they were just following orders’, all while refusing to go after those who gave them. After that, there is his complete failure to do anything but coddle and shield the banksters from justice. Then we can move on to his putting BP in charge of investigating and collecting evidence at the scene of the murders they committed, letting them dump unknown extremely toxic substances into the Gulf of Mexico to further cover up their crimes, and limit their liabilities. After that, there’s the treatment of Bradly Manning, Julian Assange, or any other whistle-blower that would dare attempt to expose the ongoing evil in our governmental agencies.
The list goes on of course, but in short, you could say that I’m the opposite of a ‘Birther’. You see, my theory is that Obama isn’t of African descent at all. I believe he used to be a rich white Repugnican that simply became SO full of shit, that his skin turned brown.”
They practically ran away with a ‘Don’t forget to vote!’ tossed over their shoulders. I know it’s wrong, but I enjoyed it immensely.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Hurricane Sandy’s Dramatic Impact to Further Depress Northeast Economy
Interestingly, the path of this storm seems like it mirrors one I saw in a program about potential major disasters. The storm surge pushed ahead of such a storm, coming from such an angle, could be disastrous for New York and Washington D.C. in particular.
It could potentially completely flood and swamp the entire downtown area of both cities, if the storm surge is high enough.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Washington State Marijuana Legalization Initiative Leads 54 to 38
Just filled out our ballots out today! Time for the federal government’s bass-akwards joke of an excuse for a farce of a charade they call ‘Drug Policy’ to be shown for what it is.
On a side note, as a Seattleite I can honestly say that having our tourists made nice and manageable by weed is in no way a bad thing. Much better than the drunken pissing, puking, fighting ones.
Seattle already has an incredibly warm, but well-developed and normalized pot culture. I’m a little wary of how it will be taxed and regulated, but this is a great step in the right direction.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Warren’s Success: A Politician Actually Fighting for Jobs
Oh, it’s even better than that. She’s exhibiting the finest traits of Cherokee women since time immemorial.
Including their tendency to pick up a war axe, and fight in the stead of those who cannot. The Cherokee were always a matriarchal society, and for good reason.
Our women are STRONG…
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Assange Addresses UN Members, Lambasts Obama’s UN Address for Rewriting History
It’s not just the people in Egypt washing teargas out of their eyes. Obama’s administration has been brutally crushing dissent here too, since last September.
Homeland Security was in on coordinating a national response to the Occupy protests. Homeland Security doesn’t freelance. The deliberate, active, and continuing violation of Constitutional Rights in the efforts of the U.S. government to suppress efforts to reform our economic system has been nothing short of staggering in it’s scope and scale.
And no matter how much he’d like to, Obama sure as hell can’t blame that on anyone but himself. Good for Assange in smacking Obama in the face with his own honeyed words.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post The Troubling Myths of Opportunity and Mobility in the Democratic Convention
It is far, far worse than that. These people are sociopaths. As such, they are INFINITELY more dangerous.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Court Ruling Brings End to Lawsuit Against Bush Warrantless Wiretapping
You know, the ‘Justice Department’ REALLY needs to be renamed…
If this woman is an Atheist, then I’m the fucking Queen of Britain. She’s nothing more than a hipster doofus caricature.
If, somehow, she actually is an Atheist, then she REALLY needs to work more on her personal deprogramming. Because as the man said, she’s quite the self-loathing Atheist, if indeed that’s what she really is.
“I would never vote for an Atheist for President!Ever!” Then she goes on to say that Atheists constitute only about 5% of the population. As Bill Maher has frequently pointed out, non-relgious people in the U.S. constitute the largest oppressed minority in the country. As if somehow, being of a minority, however extreme, in and of itself should in no way bar one from consideration from office. Which among other things make her an enormous bigot, seemingly without enough neurons to form a synapse.
Her arguments about why she would never vote for an Atheist President are EXCLUSIVELY the arguments of the religious. Period. Basically, she said that she wouldn’t vote for an Atheist because they wouldn’t have any morals. Projecting much there miss Cupp?
I’m sorry dear, there’s no way you can crow about your Master’s in religion, make these solely religious arguments, and claim Atheism. You just want to do so, because you think it makes your conformist personality seem a little more ‘edgy’.
I’m sorry, but it’s been proven time, and time, and time again over the centuries, that religion not only enables such immorality, it downright encourages it. It’s also been studied by science a bit. Guess who has a more well thought-out, solid moral framework? Guess who most often does the right thing when no one is looking? Hell, while we’re at it, guess who has a better knowledge of the specifics of religion?
You guessed it. Atheists and other non-religious folk.
She’s nothing but a stealthed fanatic. Which I suppose is only fair, since her kind of rhetoric perpetuates stealthed Atheists in the leadership and pews of EVERY church.
I understand that MSNBC would want an attractive woman host for a show, but like many such women, she is only pretty until she opens her mouth. Which honestly, defeats the whole purpose.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Your Apocalypse Daily: Or as Hubert Said, “The End Is Near!”
“Lacking the wisdom to govern ourselves in a humane, civilized manner, the world seems desperate for a just and vengeful deity — even a sign would do — but so far, she’s just watching as the evil continues unchecked.”
But this is the problem of religion…you do not see that you have removed yourself from the equation there, and absolved yourself of any responsibility in one fell stroke. Religion is happy to tell you that you have no one but yourself to blame. The dirty elitist lie comes when they say that you are the last person you should look to in order to fix the mess you created.
For you see, there is no deity. No god to come to the rescue.
It is only we. Only us, who are ‘just watching as the evil goes unchecked’.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Van Jones Closes NN12 With Pleas to Save Nation . . . and Obama from Tea Party
HA! I was thinking along the same lines, only in the form of the old saying: “People in hell want ice-water too, but that don’t mean they’re gonna get it.”
Come November, I can tell you a large number of us poor folk who don’t apparently matter to these assclowns, will tell them what they told us:
‘What? Save the country? Nope. We’re ALREADY on fire. We don’t need no water. Let the motherfuckers burn.’
I’ll be happy to vote Green Party, or not vote at all at this point. They tell you that ‘voting is the only way your voice can be heard!’
But by now I think it’s pretty clear what a total load of horseshit that is, isn’t it?
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Secrecy Games By Prosecution & Government Postpone Bradley Manning’s Trial
The prosecution answered, “You asked if I would call an FBI agent, not the FBI.”
And this pretty much says it all. Flagrant disregard for the law AND it’s spirit. Flagrant disrespect for the court, and it’s proceedings. A clear and flagrant attitude of condescension, apparently brought on by a belief that they operate above the law.
‘Facts, and our evil be damned! We’re gonna lynch this kid. Does the court have any other whining about law to add before we do?’
I mean really…why would anyone have complaints about this being done to a U.S. Citizen? He’s a bastard traitor, after all! The Government says so…
Asmodeus commented on the blog post You’ve Got to Love a Judge With a Sharp Sense of Humor
“Opening mail with threats of violence and death, all wrapped up in a “I’m threatening you like this because I’m such a good Christian” package is a very, very bizarre experience — one that I’m in no hurry to go through again.”
Ahh…Then you are clearly not an Atheist. As a general rule, we don’t even have to wait for the mail. They have the full permission of their conscience, and the tacit approval through silence of the less extreme members of their society to be as rude, spiteful, mean-spirited, as well as downright openly hostile and violent to an Atheist as they have the strength to muster. The more public, the better, as far as they are concerned. They get to look ‘brave’ to their fellow fanatics then you see, even as they stand there spaying spittle into your face in an act of bullying cowardice.
Welcome to what it’s like outside the Imaginary Sky Daddy club. Very little that Christians do could be truly considered “Christian”. Or good, for that matter.
You may find such venomous lunacy directed at you to be “bizarre”, but that is only because most ‘Christians’ like to hide their evil and abuse from other ‘Christians’. Aside from back-stabbing, infighting power struggles, or (as in your case) driving a perceived wayward soul back into line, they don’t usually deploy such personality traits against their own. You may attempt to disown and marginalize these individuals all you like. Clearly you are repulsed by such behavior, and rightfully so. But to an Atheist, they’re just another religious nut, spouting things they don’t even understand, in order to justify a visceral fear and hatred of anyone thinking differently, that they also don’t understand. For us, there is often little reason to make a distinction, as they almost all seem to react to us in the same ways.
We hope you enjoyed this tour of the implications and real-world practice of your beliefs…
Asmodeus commented on the blog post Homeland Sec Napolitano: 50,000 Dead in War on Drugs Is Not a Failure
Lol! I’m sorry, but the minute you have stand atop a pile of 50,000 dead that you yourself have all but ordered killed to maintain your stupid “war” of obstinacy and greed to proclaim yourselves heroes for all the lives you’ve supposedly saved, then not only is your little “war” a failure, but you, Janet Napolitano, and all who think like you, are failures as human beings.
Why don’t you know? WE WANT YOUR SOUL.
Asmodeus commented on the blog post President Will Not Veto Defense Authorization Bill, Despite Detention Provisions
Sure, I’ll vote for her. Sounds better than the walking piece of excrement currently in office. Cosmos knows, we need a more environmental approach to things at this point anyway.
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