Funny in the sense of the hypocritical crusade against Christianity.
Moyers has one salient point:
"We are called to the fight of our lives."
Agreed. Against those who would kill us all for our being "infidels". Against a malignant evil that unless defeated and relegated to the sewer of historical... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 5:18 PM on July 15, 2004
Bill Moyers on democracy excruciate.
Boycott Bill Moyers.
Bill Moyers: Fat Cat for the Fifth Column.
"The public and the media deserve to know who’s behind the garbage they’re being fed.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:06 AM on July 16, 2004
Aparently you missed the part where somebody explains elementary economics and the nature of American taxation and tax cuts to Bill Moyers, pointing out that a wealthy person who pays the most taxes gets more of his own money back than a person who pays little or nothing. It's not a raffle, it's a refund.
Moyers, progressive taxation, and "class-warfare" is marxist. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:07 AM on July 16, 2004
and transform that into hatred for liberal and "Hollywood" elites
Most importantly and obviously, the left and liberals are not a class.
Moyers and his ilk would have you believe that totalitarian marxist immoral forms of theft like redistribution of wealth and class warfare are perfectly acceptable, and fortunately, since the left is just standing around in sandals and licking lollipops, the admirable... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 1:18 PM on July 16, 2004
I'm pretty tired of all this crap about how the liberals want to redistribute the wealth.
Perhaps not, but white middle class NASCAR dads clearly ARE a class, and they're the ones who are being exploited by this non stop parade of right wing hatred and fear mongering, so that they will support an economic agenda that runs counter to their own interests.
That's not true, much as you'd like to generalize and condescend to "NASCAR dads". Those "NASCAR dads" have just as much a stake in the economy as you or I do, and your... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 11:36 AM on July 22, 2004
I acknowledge freely I've been lied to. I acknowledge freely that my support of the war was mistaken. Had I known then what I know now, I would not have supported the war.
What do you know now that you didn't know then? Name a single "lie".
Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Check.
Hussein was trying to buy uranium in Niger? Check.
Hussein supported and... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:46 AM on July 20, 2004
For me, what I believe to have been a lie was the demonstrated certainty of Hussein's WMD program.
Well, we know Hussein had weapons because he used them several times, he refused to abide by the promises he made after his Gulf War surrender: to dismantle and document the destruction of his weapons program. He refused to cooperate with the (bumbling, pointless) U.N. weapons inspectors, and then inexplicably kicked them out of his country.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:59 AM on July 20, 2004
a. Where are the weapons?
Are you serious? Hidden in Iraq or in Syria. Just because they have not been found, doesn't mean they never existed. I can't find my car keys. Why, they must never have existed!
b. Why didn't he use them against the US?
He knew he would lose much more quickly and humiliatingly, if that's possible, and it would have been a tactical mistake. The Hussein troops... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 11:53 AM on July 20, 2004
Whereas with the WMD, there's no evidence that they ever existed.
"Reports the news" is the exact quote I used, so yes, just the news.
Not the debate shows or the commentary programs, which, even with the admitted editorial perspective, are immeasurably more fair and balanced toward differing viewpoints than any of the other lockstep-to-the-gulag networks. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 9:09 AM on July 20, 2004
Last time I checked, Fox News was a cable channel.
Case closed. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 1:47 PM on July 20, 2004
Noam Chomsky has noted parallels between the ideology of the 'action intellectuals' who made foreign policy during the Kennedy administration and the ideology of Leninism, which could equally apply to today's neo-conservatives.
*Plep* quoting Chomsky? This is a truly black day. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:16 AM on July 16, 2004
They are called "neoconservatives" because many of them started off as anti-Stalinist leftists or liberals before moving to the far right. - Lind
This is essentially an op-ed piece, about Iraq, with some acrobatic leaps and wild-eyed, white-knuckled conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure, which is very entertaining in a spooky-haunted-house type way, and leads to outrageous prison-planet type exclamations such as "the hidden... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 9:38 AM on July 16, 2004
hama7 needs to make a desperate attempt, in any case.
You've cited Buchanan, Ramondo, and Lind.
I admire and agree with Buchanan on almost every issue save one: his opinion that the Jews and Israelis are behind every American foreign policy issue, and that Israel pulls the strings of the American puppet government. That's nonsense. You seem to think you've found the grail, when Buchanan has been saying... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 5:33 PM on July 17, 2004
It's bastards like you who want to control the private lives of others.
Whose business is it what people do in private? Mister Frank is telling me in his unsurprising NYT op-ed manner that because a few judges have decided to legislate (which is not their job) that "marriage" between members of the same sex is acceptable, that any disagreement with the decision of these judges constitutes "bigotry". I say that's nonsense. This is... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 2:20 PM on July 16, 2004
rewriting the US Constitution to explicitly take rights away is far more 'tyrannical'.
The amendment is a defensive measure, taken to prohibit the political activism of unelected officials. No rights are now restricted, nor would they be should the amendment be enacted.
Speaking of "taking rights away", wouldn't the amendment preventing retention of private property be more objectionable?... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 2:40 PM on July 16, 2004
Keep stompin' the terra dude ...
I will if you will, Midas the Munificent. Many thanks. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 5:20 PM on July 17, 2004
And that growing anger is exactly as it should be.
There's a lot more hope and relief than anger in Iraq, unless it's a growing sense of frustration among Iraqis and the coalition troops with foreign mercenaries and terrorists entering Iraq to destroy stability.
We would have missed out on all the intended "Bring 'em on!" cut-and-paste bravado, but you could have made your obscenely peculiar... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:38 AM on July 12, 2004
it was not a warning about attacks within the US borders.
Nothing whatsoever supports that claim. You're kidding, right?
""After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services, the intelligence service, received information that officials from Saddam's regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 1:49 PM on July 12, 2004
He gets extra points for linking to LGF, Winds, Cold Fury and Volokh. Excellent!
On a side note, he also links to Chief Wiggles under the heading "Soldiers' Blogs", and Chief Wiggles is none other than our very own, big-hearted, no nonsense, Korea-lovin', Right-Wingin' great guy Plunge.
I wondered where he had been, now I know it was Iraq.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 11:18 AM on July 13, 2004
The colonization of America involved a genocide that was proportionately greater, often every bit as deliberate, if not as systematic, as what Stalin did.
Not on topic, but there are about 2 million American Indians alive now, and 1,152,950 aboriginal people in the region that would become North America, as estimated by James Mooney. If those figures are correct, there are more Americans alive today than there were 1492.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 12:38 PM on July 12, 2004