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  • Mar 16th, 2014 @ 7:34pm

    Re: Re: Oath

    If Hillary makes it, I am renouncing. Not kidding. I am done.

  • Mar 16th, 2014 @ 7:31pm

    Re: Oath

    The other oaths are superseded by the foundational oath to protect and defend the principles in our Constitution -- and it's crucial to note that, from the gate, we were to be on guard against "enemies both foreign and domestic." Since Pompeo, Rogers, Feinstein, and the police state elite are lapdogs for the intel agencies, perhaps that should be updated to "enemies both foreign and domesticated."

  • Nov 26th, 2013 @ 8:35pm


    If there is no specific crime -- breaking and entering, fraud, theft, blackmail, whatever -- then anyone can investigate anything or anyone all they like. You can portray your adversaries however you choose to, and I don't even disagree with most of the judgements, but these corporate mercenaries use many of the same techniques and technologies as Glenn Greenwald and other investigative reporters. Catch the malefactors when they're dirty, but don't rely on the justice system until it has been whipped into action through media campaigns... if then. Spying, per se, isn't illegal, but some of the component actions may very well be. In honor of Thanksgiving, I will end with an abbreviated aphorism: sauce, goose, gander, okay?

  • Nov 6th, 2013 @ 11:41pm


    "I guess, he is not a big enough man to take it, he needs his 'followers' to stand up for him, to engage in censorship on his behalf. Sad really, really sad!"

    Who is writing this? A 14-year-old? A Justin Bieber fan? What does this mean, any of it?

    Astounding stuff at TechDirt. Very rich! It should be TechLoam.


  • Oct 21st, 2013 @ 11:53pm

    Re: Republicrats

    Yes! I am with you 100%. Don't forget the Democans!

  • Oct 21st, 2013 @ 11:49pm

    Re: Liberal vs. Conservative?

    Plenty of left-wing loons on the wrong side of the same issue. And they currently run the Executive Department. Loons are well distributed politically. Smart little birds, too. Just, well, loony.

  • Oct 21st, 2013 @ 11:40pm

    Re: stop with the default biz

    Do YOU stop paying your bills when you max out your credit? The government would NOT have had to default. When debt payment exceeds taxes PLUS all the borrowing, then you can have your default. Won't be too long. Just be patient.

  • Sep 7th, 2013 @ 8:39pm

    Re: Blimey - thank you, you speak for me, as well (as Erik Jay)

    I feel as if I wrote your post, as I have exactly the same skepticism about government pronouncements. Further, I then had the same emotional reaction you did to the tale, so I got that old feeling again, one now so rare that its impact is disorienting -- hope. Hope, with a little love thrown in, can move mountains. Good thing, too: There are lots of them between where we are right now, as a nation, and where we need to be -- moving back over that red line we ALL crossed, called apathy, and toward freedom once again.

  • Sep 7th, 2013 @ 5:46pm

    Nixon again? Please...

    "Richard Nixon, for instance, was twice elected president of this country. He tried to subvert law enforcement, intelligence and other agencies for political purposes, and was more than willing to violate laws in the process. Such a person could come to power again."
    - - -
    Please. Let's hear from Cicero: "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." Nixon was less of a felon that LBJ, and not as good -- he got caught. JFK, Truman, Wilson, Lincoln... just about every president abused power, sold favors, took care of his friends and family, etc., etc. They also waged illegal wars (Polk, 1846, Mexico; look that one up, disgusting), assassinated and deposed leaders around the globe, ran roughshod over anyone in their way, and aggrandized themselves and their apparatchiks. Nixon is a pantywaist compared to FDR: internment of CITIZENS of Japanese ancestry, turning away Holocaust refugees, illegally arming Britain, goading the Japanese into attacking, allowing Pearl Harbor to be sacrificed following the breaking of the Purple Code, illegal power grabs, wholesale centralized economic management during WWII with untold waste, graft, and bribes. Tricky Dick is out of his league, and should be retired as the "worst example of a president." Why, we have a prez right now that the ACLU says is the WORST EVER ON CIVIL LIBERTIES. There's your primo exemplar, okay?