• nippersdad commented on the blog post Late Night: Counting Their Chickens

    2014-04-18 07:00:51View | Delete

    I don’t recall the outrage of these citizen militias when it was OWS or WTO protesters being tazed, beaten, infiltrated and jailed. Why is it that their outrage seems to be limited solely to the interests of paranoid squatters with so many women and children laying around that they find them expendable? This sort of thing happens all the time with bank foreclosures, yet they do not make the news in so spectacular a fashion?

    The Liberty and “Posterity” (sic) routinely cited by Second Amendment afficionados shouldn’t require the wholesale abandonment of every other moral value, yet that is precisely what we see in these people. I guess, though, that fear and hate of the loathsome and undesirable lies largely in the eyes of the beholder. Judging by whom they are always ready and willing to shoot (from behind a bunch of women, no less) we must have different ideas of who is qualified to enjoy the blessings of liberty and prosperity. I feel sure that the Founders would have agreed that there are certain blessings to be had in the promotion of a good insane asylum as well, though it is a pity that they didn’t think to put that into the same sentence as they did a WELL REGULATED militia…

  • I totally suck at doing things like links (I usually have to get my Wife to do it for me), but I looked it up: Huffpost Green Kate Sheppard 3/28/2014 U.S. tries to stop India’s solar policy while pushing fight against climate change It is yet another trade thing; trying to stop India from doing [...]

  • Jane Harman has a classic on the genre up at Huffpo right now: “Snowden’s ill deserved fifteen minutes of fame” (or some such).

    It is absolutely jaw dropping. Why do these people think that they have any credibility anymore?

  • I had read about that, and wondered what a rear guard proposal like that says to them about their own policies. The cognitive dissonance in their heads must be simply incredible. If they want to give the impression that they give a damn, they might start by not implementing an “all of the above energy [...]

  • Well done!

    It never ceases to amaze me how this Administration wants to have its’ cake and eat it too…and then gets fussy if anyone points it out. I’m not sure I have ever seen a less honest group of people, and as that includes the Bush Administration that should mean something.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post BP Admits To Spilling Even More Oil In Lake Michigan

    2014-03-28 08:50:58View | Delete

    This just days after the one in Galveston…and wasn’t there one on the Mississippi last month?

    We are poisoning our way to prosperity.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Dancin’ over the ratings graveyard

    2014-03-28 08:44:51View | Delete

    Re what could go wrong: My favorite scenario thus far is a convicted felon taking a silenced UZI into a Hartsfield bar(if you have a licence!) and then using the “stand your ground” law to get off scot free.

    Is it any wonder that the guards at checkpoints there are now agitating for actual troops?

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Dancin’ over the ratings graveyard

    2014-03-28 08:36:50View | Delete

    The one that I hope does NOT win the nod would be Gingrey. For the life of me, I do not know how he got the rep for being the sane one in the race. Broun would be my choice; he cannot seem to keep his mouth shut.

    Of more interest to me, though, is the Democratic field. I would almost rather have Broun embarrassing us than yet another candidate from BoA (Michele Nunn). At least there is plausible deniability when someone like Broun wins. “He must not have taken his pills today” was a logic that became very useful when we had Zell.

  • I am only wondering why it took them so long.

  • One could almost pity the poor war criminal…or not. Meh! THIS will be his legacy. I hope all of the money he makes on the lecture circuit chokes him.

  • I don’t see how the changes announced would actually change anything. Keeping records for a year and a half vs. five years only gives them the opportunity to slim down their storage bills. Does anyone believe that a year and a half is not enough time to identify those people whose info it wants to cache using a complicit secret court as a patsy? A shell game sounds like a pretty good word for it.

  • nippersdad commented on the diary post There Is A Deeper Wave Than This by David Swanson.

    2014-03-26 12:10:55View | Delete

    And, I have to say, that a lot of the awareness of what is going on is directly attributable to your tireless efforts over the last decade…or more…it just seems like yesterday that you were raising awareness of the horrors going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. You did a great job on the wars during [...]

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/26/2014

    2014-03-26 11:58:41View | Delete

    He can always be relied upon to know what is best for the base until, of course, it isn’t and he has to write another op-ed best described as a non-mea-culpa. One might almost think he chooses his “losers” by how politically popular they are.

    Lambert has been doing a fantastic, almost encyclopedic, series on Obamacare horror stories for a very long time now. Were I a pol interested in fixing the problems with ACA, he would be my go-to source.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/26/2014

    2014-03-26 11:46:30View | Delete

    The Summers op-ed is pretty ironic, too. Isn’t it a pity he never had the ability to reform the policies (he implemented) which he now decries? Poor guy, maybe he will get it right during the next Administration…Unfortunately, the three strikes rule does not appear to apply to Beltway insiders.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/26/2014

    2014-03-26 11:34:46View | Delete

    ….Grand Bargains, downright treasonous trade deals, a farcical justice Department…..I agree. This Fall should be very interesting.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/26/2014

    2014-03-26 11:30:27View | Delete

    Thanks for answering OFG’s question. I was wondering about that after the last post about him…but just couldn’t bring myself to go there and find out.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/25/2014

    2014-03-25 11:04:04View | Delete

    Where are the Klingons when you need them?

    (I’ll never stop laughing about Alexander’s “Enterprise Bridge” set at the NSA)

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Top Ten At Ten 3/25/2014

    2014-03-25 10:56:04View | Delete

    I agree; it sounds like there may be an election imminent. From the article I read, it sounds like phone companies are already required to keep bulk collections for a year and a half anyway and he leaves wiggle room with the FISA court to keep some for longer. Lacking better information and analysis, seems to me like it is not really much of a change. Certainly insufficiently large as not to be easily covered by the usual bluster and obfuscation.

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Commence the building of the rocket!

    2014-03-21 06:43:27View | Delete

    “Blow me you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud.”

    Wow, who could resist such an opening sentence?

  • nippersdad commented on the blog post Commence the building of the rocket!

    2014-03-21 06:33:14View | Delete

    Invasion and occupation of the sun by warmongers and all-of-the-usual-suspect keyboard commandos sounds like a good idea. Maybe Keith Alexander can beam them up from his new “Bridge” at NSA headquarters to Newt Gingrich’s training camp on Moonbase Alpha.

    Can’t think of a better place than the vastness of space for the “wrong stuff” to strut and preen to its’ heart’s content….and there might even be just enough room for them to coexist there…

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