The millennials are ripe for capture by someone like Rand Paul.
They’re even more ripe for capture by someone with the politics of Big Bill Haywood and a truth-mongering rabble rousing mouth like Malcomb X or Martin Luther King. And whenever I’m their company and they hear me call the DNC a party a spineless house-wiggers who crave to serve rightwing Rand Paul plantation masters indefinitely while make them bankroll it, their reaction is *EXACTLY* like Faye Dunaway from “Network” in control room watching Howard Beale: their eyes light up and they bite their bottom lip.
Of course, I get the occasional Purity Purging Partisan who gasps and bellyaches from the fainting couch over my using the term “house-wigger”, but I respond to that by asking the Millienials, “You know those black and white photos Howard Zinn published in his books depicting the government’s brutal response to Labor organization, the Haymarket affair, and anti Vietnam demonstrations?!? If you want your children and grandchildren to see movies of what the same government did to *YOU* — in 720p or 1080P HD and 7.1 digital Dolby Sound — and all because what *YOU* are willing to fight for, then tell these people to do what they’ve been doing since Saint Rawnie Ray Gun: Leave the fucking room. Because the fight starts today. And that generation didn’t just practice cowardly avoidance of taking things to the gutter for over 40 years. They perfected it!”
Hooker Jay commented on the diary post Black History Month, Fried Chicken and American Historical Ignorance by Nat Parry.
Well, you know – it’s much easier to rely on the ol’ stereotypical standbys of fried chicken and watermelon because whipping up smoked carp and chitlans is just soooooo complicated for the average school cafeteria staff. You ever see them consult the recipe for a glass of water?!? I have! *cringes*
Hooker Jay commented on the diary post Russell Brand at the Cambridge Union: “Make It Sexy” by cmaukonen.
Russell Brand is funny and talented. But he is wrong about VOTING.
He is CORRECT on voting for the simple fact that both the left and right will manufacture out of thin air “Batshit Insane TeaBaggers” and “Off-The-Chart Leftist Moonbats” if they don’t exist in large enough numbers to generates reliable and predictable results. And you [...]
You mentioned lazy many times, but a single mother of three on food stamps is also terribly irresponsible. Having kids you can’t support?
Yeah, perish the thought … EverLast chastity belts and dick tourniquets for everybody!
The father of the children will move into the house again this year. We haven’t heard of him being lazy, but he’s [...]
Sad fact is most Americans can’t seem to grasp this fact at election time.
On the contrary, the vast majority of Americans do indeed grasp it all. Every. Single. Fact. Election years or leap years be damned. It’s just their give-a-damn is busted. Thoroughly. Fucking. Busted.
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Database To See If It Spied On Congress
BREAKING: The NSA has released a Press Release stating that anything the agency says either in the media or through sworn testimony isn’t meant to be factual statements. Aaaand in the International Bosom Race today, it was America over Europe by a slim margin. The average American boob is 34D and in Europe just 34C. Quite a race with only one real disappointment: the FCC declared the photo finish “obscene” … wait … this just in over the wire … Hustler Magazine states they will be publishing the photo finish and more in next month’s issue, courtesy of a new anonymous NSA leaker.
Hooker Jay commented on the diary post when the pope says ‘maternal tenderness’ he ain’t thinking hillary by patrick devlin.
After all, any leader who suggests, not a religious occupation, not an uber-surveillance regime, not a ‘get out of jail for free card’ for the wealthy, not a purge, or pogrom or prohibition, but rather implementing an agenda of “inculcating maternal tenderness” seems to be on the right track.
*blinks* The right track of WHAT exactly?!? [...]
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Interview with NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney: Afraid We’re Spreading Secret Government Around World
“Parallel construction” is then used to “fabricate evidence” that is substituted with evidence that is subsequently collected legally and through mechanisms that have traditionally been an accepted part of criminal investigations.
In former senior NSA employee and whistleblower William Binney’s view, this is the “real problem.” It is occurring without a warrant and they can bring this information into court. He calls it the “planned program perjury policy right out of the Department of Justice.”
I call it, “Conviction Shoppers Unlimited, LLC” …
Essentially, this is the United States subverting not only its own justice system but justice systems around the world.
On the contrary, this “subversion” of the US justice system was baked into the allegedly open-source kernel of our joke of democratic republic a long long time ago. It’s working as designed: “What?!? The rabble’s getting uppity and disobedient?!?!? KILLUM!!”
Burning Question Time: why resort to blackmail when you can rely on good ol’ fashioned graymail?!?
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post As Unemployed Lose Benefits DC Enjoys A Wonderful Year Of Patronage
It’s almost like D.C. is run by a couple criminal gangs or something.
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Angels We Have Heard on High Tell Us To Go Out and Buy
For me, the worst offender was Salon.com. One day last week, their daily e-mail newsletter contained “Sponsored Content” all the way down. Every. Single. Article.
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Ed Schultz Responds To NBC Worker Controversy ‘I Support Workers Everywhere’
And I do think, as Schultz challenged, some of his detractors are nothing more than pathetically envious that his progressive voice is making the big bucks instead of theirs.
Nice rightwing talking points, padre! I look forward to you using ‘em the next they have sweeping majorities that you’ll blame on people like me for staying the fuck home on “Pull Yourself Stupid & Rob Yourself Blind” Day …
Lets stop eating our own like the Tea Party …
*shakes head* Nope, not house-wigger enough for that shit.
*shrug* I’m sorry for not being sorry! :D
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Whistleblowers Vindicated as Presidential Review Group Recommends Alternative to NSA Vacuuming Data
“They’re all talking about NSA analysts and, to me, that’s not the real threat. The real threat comes from those other people who can come at you with guns and put you in a prison and take you off without due process.”
This is not the only threat.
Imagine if you will that within every single American military base, there’s a few thousand enlisteds all below the rank of Lt. Col meeting as secretly as possible to discuss what they intend to do if they were ORDERED to deploy right here on US soil and open fire on Americans the very next time bankers get bailed out, and they take to the streets in large numbers. Imagine them also telling their families in their many phone calls and emails to home exactly what they intend to do if it ever comes to that.
WHAT THE FUCK DOES A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF DO WITH THAT INTEL?!?
Any sitting CinC WILL get that intel – the NSA will make sure of that.
Hooker Jay commented on the blog post Poll: Americans No Longer Believe In American Dream
Bingo. When the same poll that claims most American that no longer believe in the American Dream also show they are among the 50K-100K-a-year true believing fundy defectives that insist on enabling, rewarding, shielding, defending, and immunizing ReaganObamaNomics for the next 40 flag-waving years, then its obvious what that poll is really telling us: the American Dream has always been America’s collective neurosis, and America’s middle class looks forward – not backward – to doubling down on the policy as soon they can afford to double up on their anti-depressant intake …
The FACT is though that over 100,000 people now have health insurance due to the passage of this historic and unprecedented law.
100,000 vs. 50+ Million uninsured.
Just imagine a temp agency like Kellys or Manpower generating those kind of numbers. If you can. Better yet, imagine a video game company pumping $50 million into a localization project and only selling 100,000 Xbox coasters at $65 a pop.
Even the “blackmail by NSA snooping” doesn’t pass the smell test. What exactly is stopping these countries from dumping non-redacted versions of these negotiations online somewhere, and when the USG cries fowl, make ‘em really whimper by dumping the dollar enmasse?!?
It seems to me, the USG’s stance is, “Either you’ll accept our Global-Death-On-The-Installment-Plan, or you’ll accept Global-Death-By-Nuclear-Fallout,” and I just refuse to believe the all the world’s militant tyrants, apparatchiks, modern-day Hitlers and Pol-Pots — specifically those with track records of flipping the middle finger to American Empire and belligerence for 50+ years — somehow died with Castro and Kim Il Jong …
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 …
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