Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dick is a Dick (Liz the Devil); Surprise, Surprise!

I find it amusing when liberals become apoplectic after the latest detestable Dick Cheney statement. It wasn’t so funny when he was essentially running the White House, but now that he is gone, does anyone take this latest incarnation of the devil seriously? His latest crime? Claiming that capturing the guilty implicitly justifies incorrectly torturing or even killing the innocent. Don’t believe me? Well, from the horse’s ass’ mouth itself (Daily Kos) :

CHUCK TODD: Let me go to Gul Rahman. He was chained to the wall of his cell, doused with water, froze to death in C.I.A. custody. And it turned out it was a case of mistaken identity.

DICK CHENEY: --right. But the problem I had is with the folks that we did release that end up back on the battlefield. [...] I'm more concerned with bad guys who got out and released than I am with a few that, in fact, were innocent.

CHUCK TODD: 25% of the detainees though, 25% turned out to be innocent. They were released.

DICK CHENEY: Where are you going to draw the line, Chuck? How are-- [...]

CHUCK TODD: Is that too high? You're okay with that margin for error?

DICK CHENEY: I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective.

Dick Cheney is arguably one of the worst human beings to live since World War II, and certainly among the worst Americans. The question that we should ask is why the media continues to take his opinion so seriously, beyond Fox. And while we’re on the topic of evil, it is certainly interesting to see Fox already get involved in the Elizabeth Warren potential campaign for President. Fox Business host Melissa Francis claimed that Wall Street would devote all its available resources to quash a Warren run because bankers and traders think she is “actually the devil.” To make sure we weren’t confused, she went on to state, ““I mean, without question, Elizabeth Warren is the devil. So, they’re going to put any money they have behind Hillary Clinton, which should be a help.” (Raw Story). So caring about, like, the people and questioning the greed that has hurt so many over the past decade or three makes one the devil? I am beginning to think we live in some bizarro alternate universe and physicists simply forgot to mention it to us.

And speaking of evil, how pathetic is it that Sony pulled the release of the Interview, essentially allowing North Korea and cyberterrorists to win? I don’t think any of us will really be missing anything by having to rent (or simply ignore) the latest dumb, self-congratulatory Seth Rogen comedy (with perennial idiot savant (minus the savant) James Franco) to come out of Hollywood, but it is a dangerous and troubling precedent to set. Now Sony is questioning their own decision, but I think it’s too late.

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