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(Updated/bumped from 2005-07-08 19:26:23)
We noted yesterday that if the bombings in London were the work of al-Qaeda you would see theories spring up that the real perpetrators were someone else. That's already begun, and the culprits are (wait - this will surprise you) the Jooooooos.
There's another branch of the World Left that had a slightly different first response. The "what about me? This proves I'm not safe" response.
This from a Daily Kos post:
As a civilian right here in New York City, I'd like to be "defended" a little bit with some adequate port security, mass-transit security and first-responder resources. Is that too much to ask? And I'd also like it if the members of our military didn't have to serve as utterly useless and cynical bait as part of a worthless war in Iraq.That's the predictable first response of a self-absorbed coward, but what follows is worse. After changing into clean shorts and getting the hyperventilation under control, the folks at Kos realized they had something to celebrate:
Today, dailykos has received over 700,000 visits, the most I can remember, though markos can tell us if it is the alltime record.Actually, that post itself speaks volumes about the "quality of the site and the community." But it's a message they won't receive.
Of course, it was the atrocities in London that helped push the number so high. But it certainly speaks to the quality of the site and the community that so many came here for news, discussion and comfort on this day.
Update/bump: Charles Johnson notes that (oddly enough) Kos has begun to ban commenters who are speculating that Bush and Blair were behind the bombings. He says he doesn't want wackos on his site - but trying to clean a toilet on the left wing information sewer is a thankless (and hopeless) task.
He might be desperately trying to convince his political advertisers that his site is something other than a gathering place for the mom's basement with tinfoil curtains drawn crowd. But jeesh, even Howard Dean must know that's now the Democrat's base.
I think the more the deranged left speaks the more good they do Republicans and the rest of the reasonable world. They will drive folks to the right side and that can only help. Rave on clowns.
Uncle JPosted by Uncle Jimbo at July 8, 2005 08:58 PM
I wonder how long the Kos-mentator would wait, if they got their wish ... before complaining about our society becoming a "police state" that rides roughshod over the Constitutional protections against unreasonable searches.
Of course, it might be OK with them if we limited our searches to the possible tools of terrorism, like the TSA does with our luggage and person at the airports ... but they would howl if the authorities took effective steps to find terrorists in our midst, instead.
After all, such as these did their best at emasculating our intelligence capabilities, including the ability to share intel between agencies, over the last three decades or so. They did so, because they had more fear of a rights-respecting, checked-and-balanced government using these tools against them, than they did of unchecked and unaccountable thugs taking their lives.Posted by Rich Casebolt at July 8, 2005 10:53 PM
Ah ha ha ha ha!!....*still laughing*. Excellent post. I love it. I can't stop giggling. The second celebratory post also speaks volumes about the truth of the 'self-absorbed crowd'. You are indeed accurate about the "quality of the site and the community". People also stop to stare at the circus freaks, and it isn't out of a desire to take them home.Posted by Holly Aho at July 10, 2005 01:11 AM
Great post! I would have to say you took old Kos behind the woodshed and beat him like the red headed step child that he is.Posted by bags75 at July 10, 2005 09:18 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(4) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)