I saw something about this topic in a diary comment while I was catching up yesterday, but it was too far past to comment on. I was going to mention, corporations are only people for the rights, not the responsibilities, and that’s just plain wrong.
Then, today I got this on an email list.…
Roland just sent me a link to an interesting story about the interrelation of the netroots, the “traditional” media, and the political leadership: THE (Broken) TRIANGLE: Progressive Bloggers in the Wilderness :
“This, then, is the reality: progressive bloggers and online activists – positioned on the front lines of a cold civil war – face a thankless and daunting task: battle the Bush administration and its legions of online and offline apologists, battle the so-called “liberal” media and its tireless weaving of pro-GOP narratives, battle the ineffectual Democratic leadership, and battle the demoralization and frustration that comes with a long, steep uphill struggle.”
Hunter sums up our times in a single paragraph:
It’s so painful, it burns. Perhaps “leaders of any group will turn out to be liberals” is indeed true, and perhaps there are a hundred perfect reasons for it to be true that are not part of an insidious secret plot by All Those That Oppose Us. Jesus McCracker McBain, it has been shown time and time again that liberalism is directly correlated to knowledge. I’m going to tattoo it onto my forehead, or paint it on my car: It’s not a conspiracy, you’re just stupid.
The Thing Speaks For Itself.…
This meme is sheer genius, so I thought I’d share:
As a corollary to Godwin’s Law, I propose “Linse’s Law”:
As a debate between pro-war and anti-war pundits grows longer, the probability of the pro-war side accusing the anti-war side of being unpatriotic becomes 1.
I heartily recommend the rest of the post, particularly the quiz: do you know the difference between patriotism and jingoism? Well, sure, you do, but I have to wonder: do they?
(/) Roland X
jin·go·ism n. c.f. Republican Party.…
I found this on my firstborn’s blog, and had to bring it over here. I can’t begin to describe the levels of wrongness.
A Gay Mafia in the Republican Party?
by James Buchanan – PHXnews November 4, 2005
Opposition to Gay marriage is one of the biggest reasons many people still support the Republicans. The idea of Gay marriage is a monstrous moral abomination and the Democrats outraged ordinary Americans pushing that piece of insanity. The Gay marriage issue is a highly charged emotional issue, and just the sort of thing that Republicans look for, which can keep them in power.
Crossposted from Justice Log. Article from Big Orange. (Can I call them “Big O“? ;-)
You know, I think I’ve finally figured out what Duby’a true talent is: reaching new heights of sheer, unadulterated hypocrisy.…
Bill Frist (R – Siberia): objectively pro-gulag:
Bill Frist on the existence of overseas “black sites” where the Bush administration secretly holds detainees in the war on terror:
I am not concerned about what goes on and I’m not going to comment about the nature of that.
Well okay then.
(/) Roland X
Once again, Res Ipsa Loquitur.…
Yeah, America’s moral authority is in the toilet and the focus from the good news is rightly on our victory in Virginia. Still, I want to take a moment to do the happy dance here:
To call California a disaster for Arnold is the biggest understatement of the year. Schwarzenegger spent $50 million of taxpayer money in an election in which every single ballot initiative failed, and failed handily (the closest prop, the parental notification one, failed by over 5 percent).
Opera’s being flaky; let’s try this again.
DeLay’s cronies admit the truth: they think their right-wing theocon sheep are wackos too:…