Yelling Theater In A Crowded Fire
Self-criticism: any Blingee about hot air and hysteria needs moar Tom “Not Just Bloviating” Friedman:
Imagine how many real restrictions to our beautiful open society we would tolerate if there were another attack on the scale of 9/11.
To be fair, Friedman was without an Iranian cab-driver to help him find his way through his own tightened sphincter at the time.
And from the “Should Know Better” wing of the Department Of Garbage Analysis Department: This country makes the Stasi look like a bunch of Boy Scouts! That comes at 55.23 of this Democracy Now clip, in which Hedges, author of the compelling and possibly all-too-self-descriptive “War Is A Force Which Gives Us Meaning,” also avers that “this is far beyond a reasonable debate,” which Mr. Hedges’ co-guest, reasonable debater, Administration opacity critic and former Obama boss-o-him Professor Geoffrey Stone, might have guessed already, if his comment section at Huffpo is any indication.
TRAITORHEROGOATWORSHIP! The contents of Amy Goodman’s vacuum bag to anyone who can’t guess the civil libertastic subject of this encomium at the charnel house formerly known as the comments section of Talking Points Memo:
It IS what it is; but clearly, most of the posters on this site are more invested in defending their team than being moved by Truth. So they shoot the messenger… it’s like crucifying The Christ, all over again.
(I admit to loving how obnoxious this woman is: to another woman who suggested not letting this scandal keep us home in November: “You’d be more amusing as a cheerleader if you wore pom poms on your breasts and bounced around.” Superciliousness, implacable belief in her own infallibility, allegiance to No Mere Human, reminds me of something..P….PU….what could it be? It’s so familiar…sounds like PURE? PURE something? PURE-MA!)
Josh Marshall’s attempt to explain his mixed feelings and evolving position toward the IT guy who ran with the PowerPoint earned him a right old firestorm of derision for his “navel gazing apologia masterpiece:”
you can watch as money’s string pulls the integrity off of Josh Marshall’s tongue, where it normally is, and drags Josh Marshall’s integrity out his ass like a string pulling bait..
Mercy. No, excuse me, I meant to say, “MERCY!” It’s getting awful Madame DeFargey out there. Is there nobody who dares to step forward and suggest that Snowden might be neither hero nor traitor?
SNOWDEN SPEAKS: “I’M NEITHER HERO NOR TRAITOR”
Well thank heaven for you, young man. What a nice, well-spoken fellow, talking to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s semi-politically independent flagship paper. To which he’s spilled more US beans:
Snowden claimed that overall, he believed there had been more than 61,000 NSA hacking operations globally, with hundreds of targets in Hong Kong and on the mainland..
Um. Perhaps we had better just concentrate more on the disinfectant, and less on the source of the sunlight, since I can feel a little tug on what’s left of my integrity, and I don’t think it’s money on the other end.