Via Raw Story.
A city boy will never learn everything a country boy knows by instinct. A country boy will learn everything a city boy knows in six months.
Hail to the twits!
Jon Stewart comments on the cuckoo.
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Who better to comment on the rude and, quite frankly, seditious actions of Republican Senators than the Rude One?
In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Christian Schneider marvels at Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to take stands.
. . . so far, Walker has made news by sidestepping questions of fact, not of policy. For instance, when he said he didn’t know whether President Barack Obama is a Christian, his press office quickly followed up with a statement that said, “Of course the governor thinks the president is a Christian.” Walker’s spokeswoman followed up by saying, “these kinds of gotcha questions distract from what he’s doing as governor of Wisconsin.”
First off, asking Walker one of the most publicly known things about the president isn’t a “gotcha” question. But by not answering it, Walker offered a “gotcha” answer. And while Walker thinks he’s shooting down these types of “statement of fact” questions, he’s merely encouraging more of them.
And of course, Clinton is once again reminding us of the etymology of the adjective “Clintonian,” as she fights off what could be a legitimate scandal. If l’affaire home email leaves Clinton a weakened candidate, Walker could have a puncher’s chance in 2016. Let’s just hope no reporter asks him a “gotcha” question like whether Clinton is a woman.
My guess is that, without his script from the Kochs, Walker has no answers.
Were it not for the sinister tones of the news coverage, including a shockingly ignorant editorial in my own local rag, I would find the kerfuffle over the rumored (remember, there is at yet no proof other than a grossly misinterpreted whois output) Clinton home server amusing in a “how can the press be so stupidly ignorant” sort of way.
(As an aside, the law she was alleged to have violated came into effect well after she left the State Department, so there was ipso facto no violation of the law. I don’t expect reporters to necessarily understand computers, but I do expect them to understand much older technologies, such as, say, for example, calendars. Given this, it is difficult not to see this story as a simple smear job.)
In my Linux world, it is not unusual for persons to run their own home email servers. I don’t, because my ISP forbids public-facing servers, but, ISP TOS aside, it’s hardly an indication of anything improper. All an email server does is send and receive email; there’s no man behind the curtain to pay no attention to.
This fuss is classic witch hunt, an angry mob of stupid and ignorant persons carrying torches and pitchforks railing against something that they do not understand and which may or may not have happened, but, by heavens, she’s a witch drown her then burn her at the stake!
As my two or three long time readers know, I am not a Clinton fan. But, really, honest to Pete . . . .
Warning: In worse taste than usual.