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October 20th, 2006
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Keith Olbermann is my new hero

Here's a link to his October 18th commentary, in which he nails it right on the head, again:
And if you somehow think Habeas Corpus has not been suspended for American citizens but only for everybody else, ask yourself this: If you are pulled off the street tomorrow, and they call you an alien or an undocumented immigrant or an "unlawful enemy combatant" — exactly how are you going to convince them to give you a court hearing to prove you are not? Do you think this Attorney General is going to help you?

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From:lonebear
Date:October 21st, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
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I love the part where he points out that it can (hopefully) be turned on the shrub by a future president.

There is a podcast of the best part of the show every day.
From:manatee_x
Date:October 21st, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)

I'm mostly agnostic

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but sometimes the (Christian) Bible gets it right:

(from the book of Matthew)

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."


That which you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.....

Why is this such a difficult concept to grasp for the so called religeous right???

-Chris
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From:gonzy317
Date:October 21st, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)

Re: I'm mostly agnostic

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Ahhh... because they do love so to go through life blindly and without thought. It is very easy to compartmentalize the bible and make it say what you want it to, but very very very difficult for those who have had it shoved down their throats along with their mashed peas as a baby to actually read, understand, and live by what is really in there. At the risk of offending any/everyone, the christian bible is, for the most part, a politically chosen set of books/papers written to ensure a certain type of behavior from social groups 1500 years ago. Much of its lessons still apply (love they neighbor, don't kill him) in order to maintain a working social group. However, the "religious right" tends to pick it apart and interpret tiny little bits from it so it seems to 'say' exactly what they want it to, instead of looking at the whole. Many of those raised to believe its every word will believe exactly what they are told.

(I'm tired and I know this isn't making any sense) Generally, those who aren't able to think for themselves will believe just about anything their 'leader' tells them.
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From:gonzy317
Date:October 21st, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
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Maybe we should elect Keith Olberman!

*sigh* I am hopeful that there will be a complete turn in the election this year. I hope that people are angry/upset/depressed enough about our current 'leadership' to try something, ANYthing else. I know there is much talk of democrats not being 'fiscally responsible', but fiscal responsibility is one of the things that the current republican gov't has failed at. I won't get started on how they are bastardizing our gov't. I don't need to. Keith Olberman has said it much more eloquently than I ever could.
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From:wolfger
Date:October 21st, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Wow.
How long before he is declared an unlawful enemy combatant, and disappears?
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From:macthud
Date:October 22nd, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
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Olbermann has been hero-caliber for quite some time.

Folks who supported the Bush "victory" in 2004 don't tend to think so, as he was one of the few looking at questions around such things as the Ohio vote count (which can never be proven accurate or inaccurate, as too many records have been destroyed, and too many districts used electronic machines with no VVPAT)....

But I'm glad to see you found this particular commentary effective, as I also did. This particular offense to the American public deserves nothing but being burnt. It should never have been passed by Congress, never mind signed by W. Several congresscritters acknowledged that it was patently unConstitutional, and still voted for it, abrogating their Oaths of Office, among other things.

But I've already ranted this rant.
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From:happypete
Date:October 22nd, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)

Seriously...

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How can you swear to protect and defend the constitution, say something is unconstitutional, and then support it anyway?

I think the third and fourth estates are our only hope right now, the executive and the legislature having failed us so dramatically.
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