Hey, nice try.
I’m inclined to give the “presstitute” a pass on the implication that they are withholding something. I doubt if there are more than a handful of them who understand that sort of thing. And they no longer investigate anything they're told by the government.
Yeah, but until then, he’s lookin’ gooood.
He said as he hurried out to deposit his new American dollars into his Swiss bank account.
Whoa! Strike that…deposit them in his US bank account.
After Bill Clinton went back home.
Unsuspecting? I think not.
That’s a good guess.
Which would explain why we don’t even bother to try to placate the government when they do complain. Should the citizenry ever decide they’ve had enough and rise up against the government, we’ll have to dance a little faster.
We’re just watching. If you’re not doing anything wrong….
I guess the administration has teased out the one place Americans will take a stand ... their internet.
Quick, pass that buck.
Damn! A man can’t even go to the movies without being asked to explain himself by some liberal activist.
This is a little different phrasing than Bergman used in an interview on NPR this afternoon. In that interview, he was asked why the Israeli’s think that Iran would attack Israel, knowing Israel has nuclear weapons and would counter, with the aid of the US. He said that it’s not a matter of deterrence, but a matter of not allowing Iran to have the nuclear weapon. The reasoning was this: Barak told him to imagine if Israel decided to attack the Hamas government in Gaza again, and this time they decided “to go all the way” and “take them out.” He quoted Barak as having said that Iran having nuclear weapons wouldn’t necessarily keep Israel from doing so, but it would make them “think twice about it.”
Gee. I wonder. What a coincidence that the “immunity zone” coincides with the US presidential election.
That and Mitt Romney doesn’t need a proxy.
Not so dystopic. What we have right now is billionaires choosing their agenda and hiring candidates of choice as the jockeys.
All well and good for both reactions, but I hope someone will point out that "American exceptionalism" is not a good thing. I don't know whether Newt knows that or not, but I imagine many of his fans don't. They hear "American exceptionalism" and think it means we're exceptionally wonderful. It means we except ourselves from the rules and mores we demand for everyone else. Everyone has to behave legally except America. Everyone has to behave morally, except America. That's what "American exceptionalism" means.
That link contains a tribute to Howard by Noam Chomsky.
Yeah, and THEN Hillary can run for president in 2016. That plan was hatched in 2008 when she dropped her bid for presidency, conceding to the Great Pretender.
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Awkward? These guys don’t bat an eyelash when dissembling. It’s just the way politics is practiced these days. Nobody holds them to anything and nobody calls them on anything they say. It might be awkward for a decent human being, but it isn’t even a blip on the radar screen of a politician.
As good as the news is, I challenge you to press a successful suit against the government if it does in fact track you via GPS without probable cause. There isn't such a thing. "National security" trumps everything. And they don't even have to tell you why they think you're aiding a terrorist organization; they can push the whole thing in secrecy under the guise of national security.
As Stephen Colbert has been gleefully pointing out.
In related news, but on the positive side (mark your calendars!):
I had a slightly insane discussion the other day with a winger who wanted urgently for me to understand that the Haditha massacre is the kind of thing that happens in war. Whereas I was trying to point out to him that the Haditha massacre is the kind of thing that happens in war. -- Molly Ivins RIP
Okay, that’s nothing you didn’t already know, but the Gulf Disaster that’s ruined lives both in and out of the ocean and which was caused by willful negligence used to be understated as an oil “spill”, now it’s been downgraded even further to an “accidental release” ?
And if he did like Newt (and Mel Gibson) and appealed to their mindless blood thirst and vengefulness, their downright nastiness, he might lose the rest of the party. When it comes to general election voters, he should be more concerned about his Bain days in the news than the fact that Newt won the easily excited Righteous Right in South Carolina. And perhaps he is.
Wait a minute…Jean Claude Duvalier? Baby Doc? The mass murdering former dictator???
Let me tell you a little story about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar engaging with young people.