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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Middle-of-teh-week-day compliments from Happy Larryville, GN!

Mac --

An entertaining thread video; HTH do you keep finding more compelling programming than most cable networks?? (Granted, the lowest common denominator here -- which may well be me -- is at least a couple of notches above the average cable network viewer; nevertheless…)

Paddy --

Your 11:22 p.m comment graphic was well-played, sir.


I’m appalled that the Department of Justice seems to be giving George Zimmerman the full-court press Emmanuel Goldstein:

On Monday afternoon, the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for “tips” on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing. The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov. The email address is slated to go operational by the end of the week.

Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law told the Orlando Sentinel that the DOJ had held a Monday conference call “calling on us to actively refer anyone who had any information” that would help build a case against Zimmerman. “They said they would very aggressively investigate this case,” Arnwine stated.

Arnwine listed off other organizations represented on the call, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU, and several “human relations” groups.

That is deeply and seriously fucked-up; these people ought to be, how you say, “pining for the fjords”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
10 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Fatwa -- I read about that last night. There is something seriously wrong with, something seriously un-American about, these people. I include all the enablers and co-conspirators in the MSM in that remark.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

I’ve been asking myself “what do we do about it?”

I don’t much like the sole realistic answer I keep arriving at.

Do you really think Congress will do a single damned thing to put an immediate and complete stop to this? To my knowledge -- not a single member of that august foully-corrupt body has said shit about this egregious proposal yet.

Paddy O'Furnijur
10 years ago

How much worse do things have to become before the underlying disgust with our various governments coalesces into a serious public response?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

I’m afraid we may find that out; it will assuredly not be pretty…I can only hope it will have salutary results.

I’m trying to get myself sufficiently calmed down to contact my members of Congress in an appropriate manner. (Not that I expect any of them will do anything, but I feel obliged to try anyway.)

This is far worse than anything Joe McCarthy was ever accused of doing.

10 years ago

Our Congressman has ducked his August appearance at the local Republican Club.

I’ve got some choice questions for his ass come October, should he actually show.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Pretty good blog post re America becoming a police state:

What I do believe, though, is that systems come into existence and have their own incentives. No one needs to be a black mustache twirling villain in order for evil to happen.

The United States does not have an Inner Party that is plotting FEMA camps for political dissidents because they lust after power for the sake of power.

No, the United States government is a vast ungainly beast composed of millions of “moving parts”, as Megan McArdle is fond of saying, and the vast majority of the people that make up the machine are fairly reasonable people.

They’re just trying to do their jobs.

Much more at the link, including some good comments.

Also check out some of the other posts at Popehat.com; Ken White in particular is often amusing. (And an attorney who helps other bloggers defend against BS lawsuits.)

Just Sven
10 years ago

It’s some bad stuff going on right now.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Reply to  Just Sven


Our Congress continues to demonstrate it is largely useless and mostly corrupt / clueless; their oaths of office mean nothing to them.

And that’s not okay.