Friday, January 06, 2006

Stupid people shouldn’t Blog!

I’ve been reading the slanted comments on a blog at this location and am amazed at how blind some wingnuts are. This particular wingnut had accused our friend Bryon of spreading partisan propaganda. What a freakin’ hypocrite! Every post on this blog has a comment about how ALL liberals or ALL Democrats are wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in any way trying to put down conservative bloggers. There are many intelligent conservative bloggers that can debate and discuss issues without using biased “research” to support their arguments or attack the credibility of someone who criticizes their point of view. I’ve had many discussions on this site and Lefty’s site with right-leaning individuals like Black Label Axe and Osgiliath who, although a may disagree with on many occasions, don’t resort to generalizations or personal attacks to make their arguments.

I’m a proud American, and one of the things I value most is my freedom to say what I feel. Freedom of Speech is one of the most important rights that we enjoy in our great country. To have that freedom violated by the risk of having my phone tapped by a run-amuck President is something I find troubling and down-right offensive. Not only does this violate our freedom of speech but also our Fourth Amendment rights as well.

I welcome all readers to post comments on this site and will even invite intelligent poster to join the blog as a contributing member. After posting a comment on the above-mentioned blog, the operator decided to block all comments and make them subject to moderation. What is he afraid of? The truth?

I wouldn’t generally attack another person’s blog, but I feel this time it is warranted because he questioned the integrity of one of our blogs. Please tell me if I’m out of line here.


crallspace said...

You are not out of line at all.

You are right about that guy. And yes, the truth scares him to death.

Lefty Metalhead said...

Greetings Big!

Wingnuttia has many interesting individuals. Fortunately, the conservative members of The Metal Pundit are true to their ideology and don't buy into the wingnut propaganda machine.

The blog you mentioned is no more fair and balanced than FOX. You are within your rights to attack that jagoff. He's a proud member of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists, the elite group of bloggers who support Bush and his war, but refuse to sign up to fight!

Great job of uncovering such hackery!

Crallspace, the Metal Pundit needs contributors like YOU. Email me,, so you can become a contributor. You would make a great addition.

BlackLabelAxe said...

Stupid people are all over the place, therefore stupid blogs are popping up everywhere. Just remember that Kool-Aid partisans can be either red or blue. You can't learn anything if you don't listen to the other side. Inbreeding of ideas creates some of the blogs that you're talking about. Truly, they are monuments to intolerance and ignorance.

BigNewsDay said...

Well stated Axe!

BlackLabelAxe said...

Oh, and I wanted to comment about the wiretapping incident:

I agree that it is a breach of Constitutional rights, but in every case where Bush ordered wiretaps, they had a wealth of very specific evidence leading to terrorism. In one case, they caught a guy plotting to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. The evidence was gathered from raids in Afghanistan and Iraq in most cases, and from what I read, it was absolutely solid.

That being said, if a guy had Osama's cellphone on speed dial, and you didn't spy on him, you should impeach the President who knew about it for failure to protect the American people. The first job of the President is to protect the people. I'm not going to elaborate too much on this point, because Ann Coulter hit it with a laser-guided bomb at Seriously, she makes several great counter-points in that article.

It's a hell of a catch-22. He's damned if he orders the spying, and he's damned if he doesn't. If it's an illegal usurpation of power, then it needs to stop. If it's done with the interest of spying on obvious criminals plotting to kill civilians, I think I might prefer the Machiavellian option if I'd taken the oath Mr. Bush swore before Judge Rhenquist and God.

BigNewsDay said...

I understand where you are coming from Axe, but the law is very clear when it comes to these wiretaps. All he needed to do is bring this evidence to the court and get a warrent. The court is a top secret court, so it wouldn't have been a matter of national security. It just makes me wonder what else this jackass is doing.

BlackLabelAxe said...

I most certainly see your point here BND. I don't trust any government official to act with impunity. I've read some things that made it seem like the court was wasting time and being beurocratic about his spy requests, so he did what he had to do to protect people from an imminent danger. It may have been a case where the checks and balances slowed down our ability to seek out people who want to kill us. It may have been time we didn't have. I don't know, but if he did something illegal then he needs to explain why he did it to us, the taxpayers and the voters. I'm not against Machiavellian politics, but I demand an explanation for why any American's rights were violated.

Counterpoint: Terrorist have absolutely no rights as human beings in my opinion, and I'll never feel sorry or sympathize with them. I don't believe in torturing them, because I'm sure God will put them through much worse than we could ever do here on earth.

I certainly understand your concern, and I'd like to know exactly what else he might be doing. I would, however, rather him spy on somebody even illegally if it gains information that prevents another mass murder. Bush is an elected official, so if we don't like his judgement than we won't re-elect him. I have a bit more tolerance for elected officials making judgement calls as opposed to non-elected ones. This entire argument is bloviated spin, I'll gladly admit it, but I hate it when civilians die for no reason at all.

BigNewsDay said...

I'm not real sure (I would like to read up a little more on this whole wiretapping thing), but I think Bush had like two weeks after he began wiretapping to get approval from the courts. I beleive that he could have filed for the warrents and if the courts began dragging their feet, he could have still ordere the wiretaps.

I believe that the American public would have been a little more understanding if the NSA and the Bush administration at least attempted to follow the proper steps.