"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 12, 2011

Gag Me

Shorter Balloon Juice contributor: Glenn Greenwald is a poopy headed doodoo face. He should shut up about totally awesome Obama's legal, legitimate, valid, constitutional and super cummy awesome war fighting powers. Greenwaldism is scary, dudes. Look at me! I'm a lawyer, too!


The price for a law degree should be a surgically forked tongue and the severing of both thumbs.


Joe said...

So let's see. Greenwald's a hypocrite and should be ignored for citing an old brief in which Holder doesn't really oppose extrajudicial murder/torture because Greenwald used to have different views on immigration. Nevermind whether the practice of murder/torture by presidential decree is a good idea. Oh, and he's been published in a CATO journal, which, as all prog loyalists know, nullifies anything valid he might have to say.

Obama 2012! Woohoo!

Jack Crow said...

Ayup, that's about the sum of it, Joe. To be taken seriously, he would have had to publish in The Nation, at the minimum. And of course with a caveat about how truly awful a person OBL was, and how the world is better for Obama having had him skulkily murdered in the presence of his children.

Ken Bias said...

Balloon Juice makes Andrew Sullivan look like Malcolm X