Thursday, August 23, 2007

UnAmerican is the new black

What a bunch of whiny, piss-their-pants cowards.

If McConnell really believes that Americans are going to die as a result of debating the FISA bill, then he cannot possibly mean that "sunshine's a good thing" here.
As long as the message remains the same (didn't you hear me? DEATH!) inconsequential details like facts and intellectual consistency are meaningless.
That would entail him blessing the needless deaths of Americans at the hands of super-adaptable terrorists who now know what procedures they can undertake to avoid detection from the NSA.
But this goes far beyond simple terror tactics. What Spencer Ackerman fails to point out - presumably because, at one point, Republicans were sane and, yes, I realize that I'm stretching the meaning of that word to the breaking point - is that's precisely what they want. This isn't news. These are sick fucking people, and their public mea culpas after they get called on it are as phony as fucking unicorns. In their limited Flash Gordon serial minds, we've always been at war with Eurasia and they must keep it that way and nothing would help the cause more than Americans on this side of the Atlantic getting blown to smithereens.

2 comments:

Kvatch said...

In their limited Flash Gordon serial minds...

Nice turn of phrase there. I'm reminded of Bruce Schneier's (well-known researcher in cryptography) comments on our government's propensity to respond to "movie threat" rather than real threats. Though now, it seems we've stopped responding to threats (movie or otherwise) and are now responding to the bogeyman.

Randal Graves said...

Though now, it seems we've stopped responding to threats (movie or otherwise) and are now responding to the bogeyman.

Very true, but I hope this doesn't mean with the Halloween remake coming out next week that we're going to see that as a political metaphor. :)