Dredd commented on the blog post NSA Sent Home Talking Points for Employees to Use in Conversations with Family & Friends During Holidays
1) Cross your fingers and put hand behind back
2) act like you are scratching your back as you lie to them
3) (remembering “save America by destroying it”)
4) chant “down with the dinosaurs“, down with Snowden.
Dredd commented on the blog post The Liberal Outrage Toward Brown University Students Who Shut Down Lecture by NYPD Chief
Like the students didn’t know what the warmongering vassal was going to say.
Dredd commented on the blog post Not Even Feinstein Calls Her Bill, Which Legalizes & Expands Surveillance, ‘Reform’
That is the way the queens of Stalingrad do their thing.
Dredd commented on the blog post The Dumbest Article You’ll Read This Week About Iraq
Ah, Peter Van Buren gives an example of intense journalism. My kind of media.
The dynamics Mr. Van Buren had to seek out and expose are a part of American History that stems from a time when we were not “the Empire”, no, but our “old country” was the empire then.
Once upon a time Sir Winston Churchill, about the turn of the 29th Century, bound himself and his country (an empire) to a Mid-Eastern fate.
And Sir Churchill bound America to “it” too, but we consented.
We consented long ago to a fate we have seen in action in Iraq for a decade or so now.
Really, the “it” is one fate we are still struggling with (The Universal Smedley – 2).
Dredd commented on the blog post Senator Feinstein’s Fraudulent Response to Revelations of NSA Spying on US Allies
In 1949 the military created the AFSA, the precursor to the NSA, and then some years later renamed it the NSA –without any changes to personnel, buildings, etc.
No presidential executive order or law of congress created the military NSA.
Dredd commented on the diary post Did a U.S. Senator Block Additional Funding for Whistleblower Protection as Payback? by MSPB Watch.
That isn’t working well in foreign relations. Newspapers around the globe support whistleblowers and newspapers that publish their work. It makes America look bad to do what despots do.
The current meaning of the word “government” seems to be the one Reagan spoke of often.
He wanted whatever government is to be “small enough to drown in a bathtub.”
That might explain some of the current nonsense about “the government shutdown.”
Dredd commented on the blog post F#&k You Congress: New Website Tells Congress What We’ve Been Collectively Muttering Under Our Breath
It would be nice if they would define “government” and “shutdown” because what is going on is not a shutdown of government.
That poll is more accurate than some of the others.
Typical framing of issues by the media (good=bad) do not usually get the real picture.
This one is better than many.
Dredd commented on the blog post MI5 Chief’s Condemnation of Snowden’s Leaks is an Unabashed Attack on Journalism
Yes, MI5 authoritarianism is an attack on journalism, democracy, and human rights.
These machinations make more sense when the notion of epigovernment is added to the formula.
Dredd commented on the blog post Transit Closures Cause Transportation Nightmare in New York City
Our hearts go out to Americans in the Northeast affected by Hurricane-Superstorm Sandy.
It is time for us to deal with the solution to the problem so this Groundhog Day disaster after disaster scenario can go away.
The 2012 Republican platform states:
The environment is getting cleaner and healthier. The nation’s air and waterways, as a whole, are much healthier than they were just a few decades ago. Efforts to reduce pollution, encourage recycling, educate the public, and avoid ecological degradation have been a success.
(The Right Is Wrong – 3). Anyone know what planet they are talking about?
Dredd commented on the blog post Paul Ryan’s Budget Priorities: Transforming Government
One cannot understand Ryan unless one understands Ayn Rand, because Ryan has said:
In a 2005 speech to a group of Rand devotees called the Atlas Society, Ryan said that Rand was required reading for his office staff and interns. “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” he told the group.
William Edward Hickman was one of the most famous men in America in 1928. But he came by his fame in a way that perhaps should have given pause to Ayn Rand before she decided that he was a “real man” worthy of enshrinement in her pantheon of fictional heroes.
You see, Hickman was a forger, an armed robber, a child kidnapper, and a multiple murderer.
Other than that, he was probably a swell guy.
(Ayn Rand: Patron Saint of The Plutocracy). Her ideas are psychopathic so it is a thing to note.
Dredd commented on the blog post Congress Returns to Cut Safety Net Spending to Save Defense Contractors
The House members were obviously out on Highway 61 during their off season.
Dredd commented on the blog post ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Sham Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter CSG
It was interesting that you mentioned ExxonMobil in that frak-king foray.
Rachel Maddow had the author of Private Empire on as a guest last night. That is one unAmerican corporation, by their own admission!
Dredd commented on the blog post In Surprise Visit to Afghanistan, Obama Says Pacification to Take Two Years or More
So many people wonder why we are still there. There are some reasons one does not hear about very often.
Dredd commented on the blog post Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed
Thanks for pointing this out.
Another bombshell is the “methane volcanoes” erupting in the Arctic. This was something that scientific models said would not happen.
Dredd commented on the blog post Federal Reserve Revised Growth Estimates Show High Unemployment as Far as the Eye Can See
Perhaps it is time to force the 1% to share some of the Iraq booty with the 99% who paid taxes to pay for the “oil rigs” that secured that booty?
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