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Jim Rockett

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  • Dear Tea Party: The Gov't Shutdown is Hurting White People, Too
    • That headline is pretty funny and this post is spot on. People don't openly talk much about this phenomena, but it's absolutely true. I remember in the 1980s my conservative friends and family (I grew up, and still live, in the deep South) were gloating that "all the White people were going to end up in the Republican party and all the Black people in the Democratic party". They actually thought this would be a good thing. I tried, with zero success, to explain why this would not be a good thing for the Republican party. I think some of them are starting to get it.

  • Snowden: US now using deprivation of Citizenship as a Weapon
    • Bill Gates demonstrated considerable IT skills when he helped create an operating system that was successful and allowed him to drop out of college. I've been in IT for a long time and I assure you that Snowden has not impressed me thus far.

    • Juan, you really make strange statements regarding the Snowden affair. What in the world do you expect the U.S. government to do, ignore the law? I suppose Obama could pardon Snowden. You need to call for a pardon. Otherwise, the govt. is obligated to uphold the law.

  • We Misunderstood Barack: He only wanted the Domestic Surveillance to be Made Legal, not to End It
    • "....throw away their phones". No, that is one thing that supposedly can be overcome, see: link to motherjones.com

      I wouldn't get too carried away without getting more information about these surveillance programs. You have to be specific. Do you want "all" wiretapping to be illegal?

      "...internment of the Japanese Americans..." When Obama does something of this nature, get back to me. Bush created Gitmo and sent people there. Obama has tried to close Gitmo and does not send people there. There is a difference.

      Using "Barry" like the right-winger do shows that you are really angry. I'm waiting for specific instances of abuse.

      I'm a big fan of Juan Cole, but this is a post I don't entirely agree with. Not yet anyway.

  • Top Ten Surprises of the Brennan Hearing on CIA Torture and Drones
    • Looks like the only one who accused Abdel Hakim Belhadj of being in al-Qaeda was Gaddafi while Belhadj was trying to overthrow him. If he is not part of al-Qaeda, Obama can drone him.

      But keep up the good work. Your blog is great!

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