In the first 6 months of this year, I posted a total of 9 links under 'government' [link].If you descend into name-calling [EXAMPLE], I will belittle you [EXAMPLE]
glitch p-udding, in contrast, posted a total of 267 links, in the same time period, under 'government' [link].
Sen. Hillary Clinton blasts Bush assassination film
CHAPPAQUA — Sen. Hillary Clinton this morning blasted the producers of a new film depicting the assassination of Pres. George W. Bush.
"I think it's despicable," Clinton said of "Death of a President," a fictional film that features a staged assassination of the president in 2007. "I think it's absolutely outrageous. That anyone would even attempt to profit on such a horrible scenario makes me sick."
beaglebot> Check this out and tell me how you feel about linkfilter being used this way
Bud Tugly> It doesn't bother me. We all have our reasons for posting. I wouldn't judge it out of bounds as long as it isn't racial hate-speech or kiddie porn.
beaglebot> Bud, it'[s commercial spam, I just dleted 300 users because of that post and links back to it, as usual, you are a complte and totla fucking idiot
beaglebot> and your opinion matters as much as a dry fart
* * * beaglebot goes back to deleting accounts
Bud Tugly> And your vitriol and name-calling reflects on you.
beaglebot> yes it it does
beaglebot> and it doesn'tt change the fact that you're an idiot
Bud Tugly> Hahaha! There you go again! :)
...Reuters has since withdrawn the photograph from its website, along a message admitting that the image was distorted, and an apology to editors.
In the message, Reuters said that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvenience."
When I used to read about the 1930s — the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Germany, the appeasement in France and Britain, the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union, and the racist Japanese murdering in China — I never could quite figure out why, during those bleak years, Western Europeans and those in the United States did not speak out and condemn the growing madness, if only to defend the millennia-long promise of Western liberalism.
Of course, the trauma of the Great War was all too fresh, and the utopian hopes for the League of Nations were not yet dashed. The Great Depression made the thought of rearmament seem absurd. The connivances of Stalin with Hitler — both satanic, yet sometimes in alliance, sometimes not — could confuse political judgments.
But nevertheless it is still surreal to reread the fantasies of Chamberlain, Daladier, and Pope Pius, or the stump speeches by Charles Lindbergh (“Their [the Jews’] greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our government”) or Father Coughlin (“Many people are beginning to wonder whom they should fear most — the Roosevelt-Churchill combination or the Hitler-Mussolini combination.”) — and it is even more baffling to consider that such men ever had any influence.
Not any longer...
For NBC Universal — whose parent General Electric has long preached the need to be No. 1 or 2 in every business segment — MSNBC has become the Problem That Can't Be Fixed.
The network has yet to name a replacement [for Rick Kaplan]. Early speculation has centered on Phil Griffin, a veteran MSNBC producer who helps oversee NBC's "Today Show." But NBC News President Steve Capus cautioned that viewers should expect a tune-up rather than a salvage job.
"There's no need to scrap everything and start from scratch," Capus said in a interview Friday. "We're not going to completely change direction…. I see it as part of the continual evolution of this channel." Capus added that he's especially pleased with ratings growth for Matthews' "Hardball" and Olbermann's "Countdown." Capus said that, in contrast to a year or so ago, he now believes MSNBC is in "a good place."
Still, it's clear that some major changes are on the way.