Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:38 pm

I am Julian Assange. I am Pussy Riot.

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Postby FrankChurch » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:06 pm

Noamie on Whistleblowers:

http://www.zcommunications.org/applaudi ... am-chomsky

Thomas Sowell doesn't much care for my Noamie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... cBugdNvNA#!

Makes me love him even more.

Sowell, how hard is it to read a book or look at an article and make a political point? Politics is not engineering or Quantum Mechanics. Most of it is common sense and knowing where to look. The usual trope of the expertocracy. Let us run things, you just shop or watch sports.

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Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:30 pm

FrankChurch wrote:I am Julian Assange. I am Pussy Riot.


You are LeakyPuss!
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:46 pm

FrankChurch wrote: And that rape comment from that rube in Missouri is classic. I am really displeased with centrists like Clair McCascal, but that guy would have won.


I live in Missouri and I wouldn't count him out. I have no doubt a lot of folks in this state agree with his assessment and the more scientists who say he doesn't know what he's talking about, the more likely is his win. He's been a constant embarrassment to me for going on 30 years in this state now, but the rubes love him. They won't like Claire, not because she's a centrist, but because she's an "uppity woman" and a "lib'ral big spender"...most likely in that order.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:08 pm

I'd move. lol.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:50 pm

A bill that would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a search warrant when they want to collect location information from electronic devices, such as data from GPS devices and GPS on cellphones, was passed by the California Assembly this week.

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/techn ... bly-961179
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:58 pm

I've seen enough cop shows where search warrents are aquired like tic tacs. The cops in Cali are known for abusing the law. Get ready for gestapo 2.0.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:12 pm

Wow, truly ignorant blather from Michael Crowley. And this guy is the liberal!

http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/08/24/pau ... us-christ/

Paul Ryan is a nut who spits in Christ's face.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby diane bartels » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:15 am

Frank, why do you say shit like that? In one sentence, you purportedly a Christian, offend me more than Ezra, Mark, or even Barney ever has, atheists though they are. Yes Ryan is a dweeb and an ass and several other nasty things, but why bring Jesus into it? He himself said he was not here for politics, render unto to Caesar his things, and unto God, His things. And the two are seperate.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:30 am

American exceptionalism, cont.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012 ... tar-champs?

Would it be pretentious to see this as a metaphor for the current state of political and social affairs in these United States?
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby cynic » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:27 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:American exceptionalism, cont.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012 ... tar-champs?
Would it be pretentious to see this as a metaphor for the current state of political and social affairs in these United States?

i don't see any pretension in your vision of it's suitability as an apt metaphor.
(if i am drawing the same metaphor i assume you are)
too much political rhetoric seems much the "air guitar" to me.
and it's aaall about the love...

but i'm not sure i get the (sarcastic) exceptionalist connection,

is it that you see our national "debate" is more like a circus?
whether we are merely lagging behind the european model, or we come up with a viable alternative to it, is the play on stage.

drama, drama, drama. europe has it's own, no?
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:14 pm

All the world may be a stage but somebody bad owns the current stage. Sure, there's a substation of other stages, but those ones have to fend for mere crumbs--the blogs, progressive media, websites.

Lights, camera, inaction, as the center-right show goes on while America burps, spilling chip crumbs on the couch.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby cynic » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:35 pm

wonder if the vep gets over 60% , or the vap reaches it this election.
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Anthony Ravenscroft » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:03 am

I was oddly pleased to hear that Rand Paul & Ron Paul both whored themselves out to the GOP. Guess I've had too many "Libertarian" pseudoprogressives shove the Pauls in my face as "moderates" for too long.

Now if the Reds get Jim Hightower, I'm movin' to Canada.


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