Monday, January 12, 2009

Joe Scarborough Has No Respect from Me

Okay, so I had to post this little gem.

I have no respect for Joe Scarborough anymore. In the past, I thought he was decent for trying to open up a dialogue between people from opposing viewpoints.


He's just a dick, too.

Two posts in one day on dicks. I'll be back with more relevant (hopefully) material soon.


Seeing Eye Chick January 12, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

I just want to point something out right now. In a similar vein, when a woman, reports that a man is harassing her, stalking her, ext., and this was especially true prior to the late 90s early 2000s, these same men would agree with the cops and the courts that, until that stalker/abusive spouse/partner actually COMMITTED a crime, then the implied threat just wasnt enough to warrant any action that might infringe upon the rights of the *alleged perp.

Is it a moral issue to incarcerate, or use enhanced interrogation techniques if it saves the life of one battered spouse or partner? One stalking victim? One serial rape victim?

Many people would argue because its just one woman, that this could not be a good comparison when looking at 9 airliners full of people potentially crashing into residential or business areas full of people.

I dont have an answer to this. But I do believe that torture--by America participating in acts of torture, this has sullied our reputation as a nation, damaged our international credibility, made us look like beligerent hipocrits--I mean if we are going to torture people, dont make up a euphemism. That is as ridiculous as calling a prostitute a nymph du pave. Whatever-man, we all know what it is.

If you cannot look yourself in the mirror, or look another in the face and call a thing by its proper name, then you know its wrong, and it makes you feel dirty and weighs heavily on one's soul.

Waterboarding is torture. It might not be hot bamboo shoots under the nail, or transylvanian ass spikes, or the strapada, but I dont doubt that has happened, or will if we stay on this current course. Its only a matter of time. Whether government sanctioned or loose canon who cannot take it anymore, the path has been layed to those places.

What would I do to a person who threatened my family? Hard to tell. But whatever I did, I wouldnt try to weasle out of it, I would own it. I wouldnt bother justifying it. It simply is what it is, let the chips fall where they may. Too bad more people in our government couldn't have some kind of similar integrity in that regard. It would be a step up from the Euphemism Brigade.

Sidhe January 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Yup, torture is a slippery it's "waterboarding" to extract info pertaining to terrorist activities, what will tomorrow bring?

We, the USA, strut across this earth like we're the "Cops of the World" (thanks Phil). We need to step back and take a good look at ourselves...I think we'll be surprised (and really scared) at what we see.

D January 13, 2009 at 12:00 AM  

I've never really liked the guy. After watching that, I really don't like they guy!

skyewriter January 13, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

Seeing Eye:

SO true.

It is a tough issue, but to try to minimize the grievous and deplorable actions that our government has committed in our names is revolting. It has made our country more of a target than ever and strengthens the argument of extremists against our nation.

Hopefully our new leadership will actually lead by example, instead of doing the same appalling things we accused our "enemies" of doing and condemn them for doing so.

The new motto (or perhaps the old one):

Do as I do, not as I day.

willpen January 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

These people are reprehensible and Joe Scarborough is an ass, plain and simple.

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