Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Dammit! We’re gonna have to drone more weddings and funerals!
Do you really expect the Democrats to call a news conference one day and say “Yeah, we’re actually just doing all this for show, to make our bases believe we’re enemies when in fact we’re working for the same goal.” Is that what it would take???
Heh. Such a news conference would quickly be followed by Markos Moulitsas, Joan Walsh, and Josh Marshall hurdling motherfuckers in the newsrooms of the corporate press just to be first ones to barge into the studio and scream at the LIVE camera, “FUCK! That was not meant to be a factual news conference! FUCK!”
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Why There is Nothing Wrong With the Fact That Less Than 1% of NSA Files Have Been Published
Nobody wants to repeat the initial Wikileaks mistake of putting something out there that actually would put people’s lives in danger, most of all Wikileaks.
Such a response is just so cookie-cuttered and boilerplate that I suspect most people are so damned sick of it that whenever they hear it on TV, the radio, and read it in print or online, their response is a thunderous, “Bullfuckin’shit!!”
Don’t get me wrong, the “nobody wants to put peoples lives in danger” is great Public Relations agitprop that serves a purpose. Whenever the lights and cameras are on, and the person desires not to be excommunicated, lose FaceyPagey friends, get whacked Sopranos style, etc. Doesn’t negate the fact that somewhere between the 7th and 9th level of hell, Eddie Bernays is wanking himself cross-eyed at how we’ve internalized and re-cycle the same damned buzz-phrases and excuses over and over.
And I can’t but wonder if a mass document dump had happened, and somebody somewhere not on our Christmas Card list got whacked because of those dumps, would anyone of us need a stopwatch to time how long it would take for perhaps Greenwald himself, or a liberal/progressive blog to embrace their inner Condy Rice and utter the “Nobody could’ve known” defense of not-really-so-plausible deniability? I doubt it. If it’s one thing liberals and progressives know how do to is dust off rightwing talking points to hippie punch each other (something already demonstrated admirably in this thread, and I’ll be engaging in myself momentarily) …
Ironically, the man who coined the concept of the “Villain Rotation Wheel” is coincidentally not the same man whose coining the concept of the “Great Suffering & Sacrificing Journalist Rotation Wheel”, but that might take 20 to 40 more years for Greenwald. At about the time he starts hitting the shake in that Hefty cinch sack Snowden stuffed with NSA cheeb. If he and some of us here are still alive then – and provided we still have a country left – we’ll be watching to make sure he doesn’t go Woodward/Bernstein on us (I would’ve said “gone Peggy Noonan on us” but Greenwald has already achieved that over at The Rancid Honey Pot) …
If you were a true patriot …
Carefull – your Murika hatin’ Dick Cheney snarl is showing. :D
So for anyone who is upset with Greenwald’s approach, I think their concern would be better directed toward O, his cronies and their opposition to the Rule of Law.
Oh, I’m pretty sure Obama and his cronies have demonstrated their SELECTIVE opposition to the Rule of Law by now. It happens whenever its not preoccupied demonstrating their SELECTIVE support for the Rule of Law. Hard to miss …
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post ‘Do You Love This Country?’—British MPs Question Guardian Editor-in-Chief on NSA Files
Bilejones: “I do not conflate the government in Westminster with the country. The country has survived, and will continue to survive wave after wave of failed political filth.”
Gotta admit, that’s a better answer than Rusbridger asking Keith Vaz, “Do you still beat your wife, sir, or do you waterboard the bleedin’ cunt now?!?”
Synoia: Which would be Contempt of Parliament, and punishable.
At which point, Rusbridger should respond, “Guilty as sin. After all, who doesn’t have contempt for Parliament these days, and how many bowls of Wheaties are you and your colleagues here are prepared to eat in order to make examples of through punishing ‘em all. I don’t recall seeing a guillotine out in the hall, but if it’s out there now, I’m prepared to poke my head into hole as long as my last visual in life is getting to see you sorry fops bite, chew, and claw each other over who gets to the Lunette first. And since guillotines tend swing both ways, St. Peter and I will get to see your heads roll from a much better prospective anyway.”
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Discussing NSA’s Turkey Talking Points on RT’s ‘Breaking the Set’
Apparently, the NSA’s upper brass have deluded themselves into believing this nation hinges so much on Thanksgiving Day “debates” that they saw fit to arm their own employees with ammunition to be deployed on any crazy uncles and moonbat aunts gathered around the fucking table …
Hooker Jay commented on the diary post Is Pope Francis a Socialist? Sure Looks That Way Here. How Refreshing! by Ohio Barbarian.
Is it THAT hard to give the guy some credit?
Yes, it is. Because all he did was talk, and there’s always a gulf between TALK and WALK with public figures. Especially when it comes to the Catholic Church’s own public figures – one that less than a decade ago threatened people with excommunication if they [...]
What goes through a Democrat’s mind?
Commerce and dung.
Wait, scratch that – any untapped market of commerce and dung that Republicans haven’t cornered yet. There, that sounds about right.
And it should give you great pause whenever you (or someone you know) screams at a ReThuglican wingnut, “If I needed any shit from you, I’d squeeze your fucking head!” because guess what happens to the commerce and dung in THEIR heads when you squarsh their melons like Jax from Mortal Kombat 2?!? It never hit the ground – it suspends itself in midair momentarily for a few seconds then *WHOOSH* right into the nearest Hockacrats ear … and they never let a “crisis” — real or Memorex — go to waste, remember?!?
If it chooses, FDL may make use of that trust to expand its reputation for honest, respectful, and civil discourse as well as for top-notch reporting and democratic advocacy.
Hold it. There’s a lot of things the elites deserve. Being entitled to civil discourse (they *DO* read this place – just like Greenwald) isn’t one of them. Quite the opposite: they deserve the most uncouth and uncivil laughter, the most offending and sarcastic political cartoons, parodies, and YouTube videos, and the most obnoxious and derisive bubble-popping smackdowns from the rabble as often as possible.
And when I say “uncivil”, I’m talking Big Bill Haywood un-fucking-civil, becoming a 50 state thorn in the god damned side of every county prosecutor “uncivil”, having one’s own name going down inside the NSA data center out there in Utah as “being more dangerous than a 1,000 clones of Lucy Parsons” un-motherfucking-civil …
All this incivility so that thy laughter (and their iniquity) shall increase! :D
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Elizabeth Warren Pushes For Expanding Social Security
… a bureau that was deliberately hamstrung through GOP underfunding …
A narrative that ignores the fact that Warren and her nomination to the CFPB was treated by Obama and his DNC rank-and-file fedayeen as their own Harriet Meyers to deliberately distance themselves from the CFPB in the first place. They had ZERO intention of staffing that bureau …
Once she finally gets Harry Reid to give up on the filibuster, she’ll have even more power.
Awww, Harry Reid rattled that “filibuster” saber again …
Isn’t he KYOOOT?!? *swoons*
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Former Fed Reserve Official Comes Clean On QE, Apologizes To America
… the wealth now being stolen by operatives of the extreme far right …
*cough* ROFL! *sputter* GOD DAMN IT! NOT WHILE I’M DRINKING COFFEE! FUCK!
*Imagines rich Hockacrats like Obama, Reid, and Pelosi dialing the phone number on the back of their bridge cards to see if their foodstamps came in yet*
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Another Way Obama Can Control Media Coverage of His Administration: Meetings with Elite Pundits
… which makes it impossible for journalists to hold the president accountable.
There. That’s closer to the bull’s eye. One doesn’t get called “the most control-freak administration I ever covered” from an apparatchik on the New Pravda’s payroll after having campaigned on being “The Most Transparent Administration Ever!” and then delivered a track record as fugly as Obama’s has been. He has zero interest in being held accountable – by anyone – period. He’s a malignant narciss*cough*I mean above-the-fray, remember?!?
Very underrated song about maintaining sobriety … Higher Power
Hooker Jay commented on the diary post The Narcissism of the Entitled Rich, Our Dickensian World by cmaukonen.
And wasn’t there something about it being easier for an elephant to fit through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven or some such.
*morphs into A Christian Fundy With An Explanation For Everything(TM)* That’s CAMEL; not ELEPHANT. And besides, that’s a mis-translation according to recent unearthed ancient texts [...]
That and he AGREES with the Right-wing noise machine.
Fixed that fer ya! :-)
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Compared Aaron Swartz To Rapist
In the pragmatic and bipartisan center where they’ve always been.
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post What the Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial Means for Whistleblowers
God damn sonsofbitches …
Next person that spews the “he didn’t try to go through the chain of command” excuse on me, I’m gonna cork their statist cocksucker with “Sibel Edmonds” scrawled on a dillrod with a Sharpie pen …
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post What the Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial Means for Whistleblowers
The notion that there’s a President anytime anywhere in our history that would let this go is a delusion.
The notion that the DLC/Third Way wing of the DNC wouldn’t dare serve up “progressives” that’ll run on a “Free Brad Manning” platform only to say “Psyche!” upon being sworn in is sadly NOT a fucking delusion. TBogg, Tristero, and the defectives of pure moral and ethical cowardice at C&L and TPM would hold their noses and vote for such “progressives” just as much as you would …
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Former CIA Officer & Whistleblower Sabrina De Sousa & the ‘Proper Channels’ Myth
After Snowden the MSM can expect less scoops.
Which is fine with the MSM – they’re in the news-prevention business as opposed to the news-reporting business. The sorry wretched fuckwits that are in charge of news programming within the MSM will have to carve out areas in their respective newsroom just for TMZ and the WWE to staff a bureau. Because once the post-Snowden scoops dry up, they’ll be relying on them to fill hours of air time …
That leads me to believe that the corporate media has to be brought down first before any change can happen. How that can happen is up to speculation.
Kinda makes you wonder exactly how many people in the newsrooms all across America have pondered going postal, doesn’t it?
Anna Chapman proposed, so there is that …
*checks Google images*
Man, I’m really in the wrong line of work …
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Retired General Cartwright as Alleged Stuxnet Leaker & Why Media Expressed Disbelief
Why don’t Townsend and Burnett just flat out say, “Yoohoo! General! Care to put some fresh stretch marks behind my ears, darlin’!?!?”
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