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  1. CPAwADD says:

    Jack, did you see that wretched MNF game? Truly dreadful. How bad is Cassel if the Vikings are having Freeman playing when he hasn’t even unpacked, doesn’t know the playbook, oh and stinks on ice? This was far more entertaining than that game. I give you Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU#t=12

      • CPAwADD says:

        Jared Allen. Good player, but because of the head band and facial hair he reminds me of Ben Stiller in the movie Dodgeball. I made a similar comment about this undeniable fact to HP right winger VikingQuest who used to use Jared Allen as his avatar. Changed avatars shortly after my comment.

        • coppernicus says:

          I’ve run into him before.

        • RF Dude says:

          HA! Hi there CPA! Yes, I used to play similar games with Ramirez, who used different pictures of celebrities smoking ciggies. He was (is?) a major conservative troll, I was especially fond of posting liberal quotes from the AVIs that he had up on a particular day.

          Ahhh, the good old daze…

          • CPAwADD says:

            It’s funny how thin skinned they can be. They can only dish it out.

            • RF Dude says:

              My favorite Ramirez reminiscence – one morning I was over-there, early in my commenting career. I posted something like “Will sign-off for 2 fans to make 100”, and Ramirez replied “Good grief”.

              He was not all that bad, especially compared to the DREGS that infest the threads today over there. In a way, I came to like sparring with him. Was OK.

    • Jacko latent says:

      Hey CPA which Jack you asking? If it has a ball and men chasing it around then I’m not watching. them pretty much a mountain biking guy and I hit the gym. I play tennis once when my wife and she kicked my ass, I would hate to think what she would do in basketball 🙂

      • CPAwADD says:

        Oh, that’s right you don’t care about sweaty men running around, but you are a New Yorker, which is why I was thinking you might care. Have you ever read The World According to Garp? The main character Garp was no good at all sports involving balls.

  2. waverly says:

    Excerpt from a Buzzflash Interview with Larry Beinhar (The movie “Wag the Dog” is based on Beinhart’s book, American Hero)

    BuzzFlash: If we go back to before the first Gulf War, one of the “gotcha” points in terms of the narrative that led to that war was that the Iraqis had taken over a hospital and thrown babies out of their incubators.

    Larry Beinhart: Yes.

    BuzzFlash: A young woman testified to Congress and said that she witnessed all this, and how horrifying it was that Iraqis were just barbarians. They made these babies die. Later it was revealed that this young woman was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, and she wasn’t even in Kuwait — had no knowledge of such an event.

    Larry Beinhart: Her story wasn’t true, right.

    BuzzFlash: And she had been coached by a public relations firm and given a script to read to Congress. Clearly, this was not done without the knowledge of the Bush I Administration. That revealed how far our government — in this case, the Bush I Administration — would go. They actually fabricated an incident, with the help of a PR firm, Hill and Knowlton, and put a young woman who was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador before Congress. As a fiction writer, how can you outdo that?

    Larry Beinhart: That’s essentially why I wrote American Hero, which came out in 1994. The essential thrust of the book is that the administration created a fictional narrative to justify the real war that they wanted to have. I wanted to produce a fictional narrative that you could read, and know it was fiction, and yet when you had done so, the story explains the facts better than the the government’s story.

    But they sold the war. They have produced wars based on fictional narratives. I was astonished when “wag the dog” became a part of the international lexicon — it became a metaphor for fictionalized war.

    That’s great, but the cynicism did not produce restraint. It produced even more outrageously cynical behavior. It’s really quite terrifying. As I wrote in my new introduction for Wag the Dog: The Novel, which is the title of the reissue of the book, it was if they had taken this as an instruction manual.

    As part of Wag the Dog, I have a scene in which the guy who’s making up Gulf War I considers making up a war called the “war on terror.” And he’s going to have an incident. They’re going to create the war on terror. And in the war on terror, it’ll be like the Crusades — the Christian, rational West against the backward, primitive Islamic East. And it’ll be the new Crusades. And clearly you had a fictional incident.

    And lo and behold, we had a real incident with 9/11. Then they went ahead and created the war on Iraq, and the war on terror — which was kind of like the Crusades — you know, the rational, Christian West against the mad, Islamo-fascist East.

    It was astonishingly fictional, but it was a narrative. It was the only narrative seriously available. Because of that, our media universally joined up with it.

    The only counter-narrative was that the guys in charge of the United States are madmen, and they have their own private, as-yet-unrevealed reasons for going to war with Iraq, and for having wars.

  3. Jacko latent says:

    Doing some work and tonight I will be at a dinner not much time for the realm today. They’ll slow down or a month or two then pick up again. what are you guys up to?

  4. CPAwADD says:

    Still enjoying Pope Francis. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/21/pope-francis-describes-ideological-christians-as-a-serious-illness-within-the-church/

    He says that when faith becomes ideology that it alienates people and compassion is lost. How the hell did this guy even make Cardinal?

    • Jacko latent says:

      A pope, a guru the Dalai Lama or any religious figurehead is only as good as his or her convictions. There will never meet everyone’s expectations and they certainly will fail on some key issues but at least when you get one that can focus on those in need it’s a good thing.

      • CPAwADD says:

        It was kind of Jesus’s thing. The good of religion is that it should make you realize that there is something larger than yourself. It might not even be a deity, it could be the world or other people.

  5. CPAwADD says:

    Gotta run. Laterz.

  6. CPAwADD says:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/fox-news-allegedly-pushed-back-criticism-with-phony-commenters

    Fox News’ PR dept. had hundreds of socks trolling websites for negative comments about Fox News. I’m gob smacked. -no one

    • majorwiblit says:

      Hey CPA!!,,,we have probably ran into a few over at HairyAnna’s place

    • RF Dude says:

      Reinforces my theory that The Poo (and other sites) was selling blocks of user IDs to these people. Especially the 0-fan, 0-comment trolls that show up on threads and then poof.

      Nickel posters are too lazy to even post their own thoughts – WHO in WHAT REALITY would believe they’d go through the trouble (even pre-ID-Verification) to set up eMail accounts and user accounts to post their chit??

      La-la-land, full of unicorns and candy canes… And there we were, wasting our precious time posting OUR counter-arguments against the stream of BS coming from those folks…

    • Haruko Haruhara says:

      I talked about this yesterday, CPA, I saw these trolls come on to HP. 0 fans, 0 previous comments, would only comment on Fox News threads defending Fox News and you’d never see them again. I was convinced at least SOME of them were Fox News interns.

  7. majorwiblit says:

    Poll: Major damage to GOP after shutdown, and broad dissatisfaction with government

    The budget confrontation that led to a partial government shutdown dealt a major blow to the GOP’s image and has exposed significant divisions between tea party supporters and other Republicans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    read more; http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-major-damage-to-gop-after-shutdown-and-broad-dissatisfaction-with-government/2013/10/21/dae5c062-3a84-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_story.html

  8. majorwiblit says:

    Everlast ~ What It’s Like
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPoEA43cqKc .

  9. Lizard Island says:

    Back on Orcas – photo of the car ferry boarding on a foggy morning from Anacortes.
    Off to work, see ya tonight.
    A bit foggy for an ocean crossing

  10. majorwiblit says:

    Janis Joplin – Get it while you can
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju9yFA1S7K8 .

  11. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Oh, my God, this is HUGE. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are engaged! http://www.today.com/entertainment/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-get-engaged-8C11435428

  12. Haruko Haruhara says:
  13. bubbagumpy says:

    The American government angers allies France, Mexico, and Brazil by spying on millions of their citizens and their leaders — even when there is no justifiable reason to do so based upon U.S. national defense — says the French Prime Minister. I have to agree, I don’t see why we need to know the bedroom activities and private lives of people. Don’t we have TV soap operas and “reality” shows for that? JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DO A THING, DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULD DO A THING. When we’re treating our allies like enemies, I think American leaders have crossed a clear line of prudence. http://news.yahoo.com/france-mexico-seek-answers-shocking-us-spy-claims-091058422.html

    There are justified reasons for the need for espionage. I dealt with those issues in the military. But President Obama’s instructions to the NSA are to suck in every bit of information from everyone, instead of utilizing selective measures when truly warranted. It’s a policy which is DOOMED TO FAIL because no one wants that kind of treatment, especially our friends. Or should I say former friends? This isn’t how we maintain alliances. Another big avoidable error, Mister President.

    • waverly says:

      Bubba, why would you say this policy is doomed to fail. Looks like it was sailing right along quite nicely until Snowden let the cat outta-the-bag. I think THIS is actually what the President was afraid would come to light. I don’t believe for a second that he was concerned with the American public getting upset. Just wave a few Kardashian stories in front of them and they will forget all about it. Snowden, who’s Snowden ? The rest of the countries on this planet are not so quick to forget I’m afraid.

      A couple things I hoped our President would have already done by now: closing Gitmo and repealing the Patriot Act. Prisoners are still being force-fed at Gitmo and the surveillance unleashed by the Patriot Act goes unabated. Somehow I get the feeling these things are not in Barack’s control. (but then that begins to sound like a conspiracy theory 🙂 )

      • bubbagumpy says:

        Hey Waverly. The reason I said it was doomed to fail is the principle that if you spy on all of the people, all of the time, you’re going to get caught and no one is going to like it. Further, Snowden is a low level computer tech. If he can do this kind of damage, can you imagine what else could happen from an actual spy? American secrets are available to way too many people.

        I agree with you about Gitmo and the Patriot Act. And I’m very disappointed in the ACA (Obamacare) roll-out. They had from 2009 to get ready and blew it.

        • waverly says:

          Hey Bubba, I’m not entirely convinced that it wasn’t a spy from another organization that helped egg Snowden on to “do the right thing for the American people” as surely they would have known that this would put a spotlight on NSA spying activity on other countries as well.

        • waverly says:

          With regard to the ACA roll-out. I’m afraid that is the current standard now for systems/software development. The high level designers put forth minimal effort to tack something together quickly before throwing it over the fence to the low-level peon developers. Their chief concern is making the big bucks and looking good to the corporate stockholders, not spending money to gather the proper information necessary to create a solid set of requirements. Screw quality.

          How is this Obama’s fault ? I have no idea. He’s a politician, not a networked computer systems application engineer. WTF.

  14. termgirl says:

    Hi, all.
    I thought this was worth a quick fly-by.
    See ya’ later.

    “For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana
    Support surged 10 percentage points in past year, to 58%”
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2013/10/22/gallup-poll-finds-58-of-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana/ .

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