Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Open Thread

Dredd is busy at the moment, open thread ...


  1. Slow news day today. Luckily there's always FOX News to liven things up with this: Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick 'should have been executed' for dogfighting crimes.

    I suppose a case could be made for this point of view, but it's fair to say, it would probably be the first time it was made in the MSM. Funny, I remember listening to Tucker Carlson on MSNBC not all that long ago, and he was a pretty mainstream guy. I guess FOX News will do that to you.

    The upshot of the whole story of course, was yet another backhanded smear of NoBama for publicly thanking the Philedelphia Eagles for giving Vick another chance (although after Tuesday night's performance against the Vikings he might be rethinking his position). I'm certainly no fan of NoBama's these days (Gee! Who would have guessed!), but I think FOX just shows their ass when they air such blatantly cheap attacks on NoBama, when there's a virtual mountain of substance to attack him on already, no matter what your political orientation might be.

    But of course FOX has NEVER been about substance, now have they? Matter of fact, they're only secondarily about attacking their favorite boogey man, the "liberal agenda," which in case anyone hasn't noticed, is nowhere to be found in official circles these days. No, FOX wants what all of the MSM wants these days. To keep the masses distracted with "bread and circuses," aka inflammatory "pseudo-news," so that the great theft can proceed on schedule and unabated. So far so good!

  2. Tucker is another wrong winger of the MOMCOM idiotic ilk who generate the understanding the world has of us.

    Take Germany For Example

  3. Randy,

    The Germans have it EXACTLY right! I was fortunate enough to live among them in 1989-1992. Loved me some Deutschland! Love to go back!

  4. Randy,

    Thanks for that. Having lived among the Germans for three years back in the nineties, I can attest that they've probably got us figured out correctly. Not that we're really all that hard to figure out...

    Americans are full of themselves and love to dominate. Not much more to say than that really.

  5. Lovely snowfall today - finally! - here on the southern slopes of the Rockies in NM. Great to hear about those on the east coast bitching and whining as usual about their travel disruptions, but out here in the hinterlands, we actually DEPEND on such things as annual snowfall. IMAGINE THAT!

  6. disaffected,

    You are welcome sir. Snow this time of year is cool.

  7. Wow! The US stares in the mirror and doesn't like what it sees!

    Russian oil tycoon Khodorkovsky sentenced to six more years
    Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years of jail time Thursday, following a trial that has been widely criticized as politically tinged.

    Here's tasty little nugget:

    The politically-tinged case against the men has drawn international ire, perhaps nowhere more so than from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, [who] issued a statement yesterday saying the latest conviction brings up "serious questions about selective prosecution – and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations."

    I wonder if HillBillary sees the irony in her statement? Nah, probably not.

    I don't think she does irony either.

  8. disaffected,

    Well said. Like the Dredd man said, "That is why our system cannot defeat our problem, that is why our system's eyes cannot even see our problem for the most part."

    Why MOMCOM Is Not Seen As The Beast