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Moses Enjoyed the Company of Tribes

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Sunday, July 11th, 2010 humor, television No Comments

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 brilliant, humor, television No Comments

Special Comment: Keep McChrystal

I could not disagree with Olbermann more on this Special Comment.  His argument is that Obama should decline General McChrystal’s resignation because a) It would avoid more flack from the right; and b) it would force McChrystal’s loyalty.  These arguments are as stupid as McChrystal’s decision to do the interview with Rolling Stone in the first place.

First, if we’ve learned anything from the past 18 months of Obama’s presidency, it’s that there is no respite from the right.  They’d hate him if he chose Corn Pops over Honey Smacks.  He can’t win with that crowd and to keep McChrystal, not to even to please the right but to simply avoid their wrath on this issue, is an exercise in futility.

Furthermore, a soldier’s loyalty to his commanding officer shouldn’t be forced.  Olbermann suggests that Obama should keep McChrystal’s resignation in his desk, as if the President somehow needs that slip of paper to accept the general’s resignation or to remind the general of his impudence.  You don’t get to mouth off about your commanding officer. Otherwise, it sends a signal to every soldier that you can disrespect your commanding officer and he should turn the other cheek.

Olbermann compares McChrystal’s criticism of Obama to that of generals under Bush who disagreed with the former President’s strategies and rational for the Iraq War.  But Olbermann misses a key distinction: the generals under Bush weren’t criticizing the President himself, but his decisions.  McChrystal undermined the Commander-in-Chief as an individual.  This wasn’t to save lives or promote a particular battlefield strategy.  It was a snotty remark just like the ones he made about other members of Obama’s administration.

Olbermann makes another poor argument by comparing this situation to Truman’s firing of General MacArthur.  Except McChrystal isn’t MacArthur.  He’s not considered a national hero.  I imagine that most Americans had never heard his name before today, or if they had they forgot five seconds later.

The choice of a general shouldn’t be a political calculation.  It should be what’s best for the troops on the ground.  Olbermann admits that McChrystal isn’t irreplaceable, so replace him.  Get someone who respects the chain of command.  I don’t care that McChrystal feels that way about people in Obama’s administration.  I care that he was stupid enough to tell it to a reporter.  Do we want a guy this dim-witted running what has become the longest war in our nation’s history?

I think Obama should fire McChrystal and here’s why: because if he doesn’t, it’s yet another capitulation on our President’s part.  It’s the same thing he’s done with Republicans, Wall Street, BP, and everyone else who knows that this President doesn’t do retribution.  Obama’s behavior is almost libertarian in the belief that, as one of my college professors put it, “Everything would be nice if people were just nice.”  Well, yeah. No one gives a shit that Obama has a stern reprimand when there’s no action behind it. You’re a conservative Democrat who doesn’t want to extend jobless benefits because you’re a deficit hawk? Well, I guess our country has no choice but to yield to you, the Senator from fucking Nebraska. So let’s make a deal because why should the President of the United States have any real power?

I find Olbermann’s cynical, empty-headed argument to be a painful disappointment. Watch the Special Comment after the jump and judge for yourself.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 politics, stupid, television No Comments

A Great Week for THE DAILY SHOW

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart managed to be even more amazing than usual this week.  Hit the jump for segments that will make you laugh with how clever they are, and cry with how sad the actual news is.

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Friday, June 18th, 2010 brilliant, humor, politics, television No Comments

“Good News, Everyone!”

This poster is awesome.  I’d try to get it…but I am already in my pajamas…

Artwork by Belldandies

Artwork by Belldandies

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 television No Comments

This Is Why You Should Be Watching COMMUNITY

Community is one of the funniest shows on television, and last night’s episode will go down as some of the greatest sitcom TV of all time.  Even if you’ve never seen an episode, check this one out and you’ll see why you need to be watching this series.

Friday, May 7th, 2010 brilliant, humor, television No Comments

Special Comment: John McCain’s Cowardice

It’s a quick special comment, but Olbermann tears into McCain with both barrels regarding the Senator’s statement that the Miranda rights of attempted-Times Square-bomber Fiasal Shahzad should have been temporarily revoked despite Shahzad’s status as an American citizen.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 politics, television No Comments

“Welcome to Arizona! Now Show Us Your Papers.”

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 humor, politics, television No Comments

The Lost Lebowski

A great show and a great movie united by actor Mark Pellegrino:

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 humor, movies, television No Comments

Karl Pilkington Explains Human Evolution and Reproduction

In the delightful, singular mind of Karl Pilkington, yogurt and mermaids are somehow involved.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 humor, television No Comments
 

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