Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FRC Lobbies DADT, Netanyahu Asked To Step Down, Aaron Sorkin - Sarah Palin Facebook Deathmatch?

Maureen Dowd
Ezra Klein
Aluf Benn
"President Obama's pledge to have the most transparent administration in history has come true. Thanks to WikiLeaks." – Jay Leno

"You have to be careful of political correctness this time of the year. You can't call them 'Santa's elves' anymore. They're 'undocumented little people.'" – Jay Leno
"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's going to release damaging files on BP and Guantanamo Bay if his website is shut down. Excuse me? No one besmirches the good names of BP and Guantanamo Bay." – Jimmy Fallon

David Letterman's "Top Ten Signs Your Neighbor Is The WikiLeaks Guy"

10. Name on mailbox reads 'WikiLeaks Guy'
9. Spends most of his free time burying stuff in the yard
8. He insists you speak directly into his necktie
7. More than once, you've caught him crawling in your ventilation ducts
6. He told you about Jeter's new contract at Thanksgiving
5. He insists you speak directly into his necktie — that joke was already in the Top Ten. We really need someone checking these things
4. On recycling day, he puts out cans, bottles, and classified documents
3. His idea of small talk is 'Good morning' and 'Want the coordinates of our secret military base in the Strait of Hormuz?'
2. Any time you talk to him, all he says is, 'I know. I know. I know . . . '
1. Gets drunk and takes a 'WikiLeak' on your porch — Hayo!

Boy, is everyone pissed off at Obama, or what? I could be giving him too much credit, but if there is a Democratic backlash and not enough votes get cast in favor of the tax cut compromise, then one or two weeks later all of the Bush tax cuts will expire, the Repubs don't get anything, and folks will be saying how sly he was, what a good acting job he sold during the press conferences...

Senator's phones have been ringing all day long, either from Obama trying to get their vote to repeal the DADT policy on homosexuals serving in the military, or from the frantic and hysterical Family Research Council asking them to vote the repeal down. The FRC is an offshoot from my local Christian broadcasting and print empire, headed by James Dobson. The head of the FRC is Tony Perkins, who considers the repealing of DADT as part of the "anti-life/homosexual agenda." I wonder if they also make calendars? He is so far out in the ozone with his paranoid hysteria, that the Southern Poverty Law Center, who tracks hate and racist groups, recently put the Family Research Council on its list of hate groups.
"Senator Reid has arranged it that pro-family Senators do not have an opportunity to offer any of their own amendments to counter his political abuse of our military," Perkins wrote in the alert. "This means the only way to stop this monstrosity is to vote against proceeding to the bill." - Tony Perkins
Anyone like Mr Perkins who is unable to have a reasonable conversation on this subject, is either mentally ill, spiritually bankrupt, or most likely hiding something in the closet like most Catholic priests do...

Although wikileaks founder Julian Assange has threatened to release a bunch of very toxic and embarrassing files if he were arrested or his website came down, authorities decided to call his bluff and took him into custody. The farcical part is that he is only wanted for questioning as a person of interest in the claims of two Swedish women against him. Neither have filed any formal charges. Since he is Australian and a nerdy introvert, I'm sure that he treated the women with a lack of respect and a lack of sensitivity... His supporters were hopping mad, and got into combat gear in front of their computer, as reported in the Guardian: "WikiLeaks supporters struck back Wednesday at perceived enemies of the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange, launching hack attacks against MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swedish lawyer and a Swiss group that froze Assange’s bank account." I haven't come across any assessment of their damage done, if it was a lot or if it all was stopped at the firewall or trapped in a honeypot...

The US may have predictably failed to influence the Israeli government in creating another building moratorium, but that's mainly because of the stubborn and unyielding right-wingers in office, including the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has shown nothing but contempt for the US over the course of his political career. Because Israel was so lacking in preparedness for the recent Carmel fire, they had 1,400 firefighters employed when the standard for their population size called for at least 10,000 firefighters, there are calls for the Prime Minister to step down and let the moderates take over... The recent campaign labeling a European pro-Islamic propaganda has spurred the ultra right wing: "Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is ordering Israeli embassies all over Europe to adopt measures to improve Israel's standing in Europe, including the recruitment of 1,000 "allies" who will be encouraged to speak up for Israel in the media and at public meetings." You can look for them on your next European vacation, or coming soon to a town hall meeting nearest you... Netanyahu had to call up the leaders of Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and Gaza for sending firefighting men and equipment to fight the devastating Carmel fire. It shows that even among "enemies" there is compassion in saving innocent lives...

The Guardian had an interesting diatribe against the fake reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, by Aaron Sorkin: "Sorkin, writer of the recent Facebook movie The Social Network, also accused the Fox News contributor of making a "snuff film" after the latest episode of Sarah's Palin's Alaska featured the politician going hunting with her father and shooting a caribou.

He described Palin as "deranged", a "witless bully" and a "phony pioneer girl". He also said The Learning Channel, the US cable network, "should be ashamed of itself" for broadcasting her "truly awful reality show".

Sorkin was responding to a post on Palin's Facebook page in which the former governor of Alaska reacted to criticism of Sunday's episode by accusing her detractors of hypocrisy: "Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation."

"I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather ... I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical," Sorkin wrote in an incendiary comment piece posted on the Huffington Post website early today.

"I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals," he added.

"And you didn't just do it for fun and you didn't just do it for money. That was the first moose [sic] ever murdered for political gain. You knew there'd be a protest from Peta and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully. What a uniter you'd be – bringing the right together with the far right."

Sorkin said he could not make a distinction between what Palin got paid to do in her show and "what Michael Vick went to prison for doing". Vick is an American football player convicted three years ago on dog-fighting charges." Unfortunately for Sorkin, our Sarah never forgets, and they don't lovingly call her Sarah Barracuda for nothing. His career may soon be over, so I suggest he invests the money he has made outside of the US, or the bank he uses may mysteriously go bankrupt overnight, its funds discovered to have been lost in the latest billionaire's ponzi scheme... unless we can convince Facebook to hold a Deathmatch 2000 between them, for all of their friends to see...

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