Saturday, April 29, 2006

Idiocy, Insanity and Criminality

Just wanted to share another snippet I found when I was looking up the Dubya "I hear the voices" quote the other day. One of the many travesties visited upon the populace by this administration was wholesale illegal phone tapping. His supporters can argue all they want about it being the right thing, it's out and out illegal. And stupid. The bar for these clowns getting wiretaps authorised is so low (they can even can an authorisation after the fact) it beggars belief that they would break the law to do it.

And Dubya doesn't even argue the legality. His "defence" as such seems to be "I'm the president and I can do whatever I want." It honestly seems that descriptions like "imperial rule" aren't hyperbole, they're plain and simple fact. Anyway, he was found out and after agreeing to suppress the story for a year two journalist published the story and have since been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Now it isn't surprising Bush supporters bitch and moan about someone revealing their president, you know, broke the fucking law. It is apparently impossible in these people's eyes that Bush could be held accountable for anything. Literally anything. So hearing these foaming at the mouth blowhards saying the journalists should be sent to jail doesn't surprise me. But the level of hypocrisy exhibited by some of them is truly staggering.

One charming chap by the name of Bill Bennett had recently proclaimed himself a champion a free press by saying the press who wouldn't run the notorious Mohammed cartoons had "capitulated to Islamists". My own view of those cartoons is that it's a slightly complex situation but in short, you should be able to publish them and nobody should burn down buildings and kill people because of a fucking cartoon. Anyway, old Bill is all for a free press, publish without fear or favour.

Unless it involves his boy GW. Only a few weeks after championing a free press he say journalists WHO REVEALED ILLEGAL ACTIVITY BY THE PRESIDENT should go to jail. Yes, in a democracy. You hear that folks? These champions of freedom think exposing their criminality makes you the criminal.

These people must be utterly incapable of self-reflection. If they even tried to mentally process the mendacity of which they are guilty their fucking heads would explode.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

You don't understand what free speech means. Free speech means that "they" (people such as the ones mentioned in your post) are able to say whatever they want no matter how inflammatory or untrue it is, and that everyone else should agre with it. Other people (those that don't agree with the aforementioned bunch) are obviously wrong about everything so they should keep their traps shut or suffer the consequences.

pigeon weather said...

oh, where to start with william bennett? you mean Mr Morality who turned out to be a bigtime gambler? - http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2003/0306.green.html - or the guy who suggested that the race problem could be solved by aborting all black babies? oh yeah, same guy. the ultimate shitbag.

pigeon weather said...

sorry to hear that america's pundits are so pervasive - do you get them thru CNN? Fox? it seems to all be just a shtick, who can make the most noise, sell the most books (ann coulter, etc ... 'just be outrageous for fun and profit'

Dr. Nazli said...

Not to cause further anger, Mr Angry - but watch Fox News. after awhile, their, "we report, you decide" motto will cause a certain reaction. Do you agree Pigeon Weather Tom?

oh and just to play my part - i bored the NSA with mindless academic banter

ciao

Mr Angry said...

Michelle: sad but true. Not "free as in speech" or even "free as in beer". More like "free to crush anyone less fortunate"

Thanks for the background Tom. This is the type of guy atheists can use to prove the non-existence of god. No self-respecting deity would let this shitbag preach piety without delivering a lightning bolt right between his eyes. And on cable I can get CNN, Fox, MSNBC and one or two others.

Dr Nazli: have you even seen the documentary "Outfoxed"? It lays the lies and double standards of Fox bare. This is almost too easy to do but I still found it chilling to watch.

pigeon weather said...

lots of times i hear right-wing pundits blaming 'the MSM' (main stream media) for "not reporting the good news out of Iraq" - I always like to tease them by asking why Fox is not reporting it either? Maybe because they're too busy with missing blonde girls and preppie rapists.

yes, Dr, I know that certain reaction all too well. :}

pigeon weather said...

my wife points out that americans will never rebel because, as long as they have a job to go to in the morning, a new restaurant opening down the street, a new blockbuster movie out every week, american idol on the tube, and infinite debt financing available up the wazoo.

pigeon weather said...

oops, forgot to add the clincher ... as long as they have those things, they are as happy as pigs in shit