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After the shootings, Erik Loomis tweeted this this.

I was heartbroken in the first 20 mass murders. Now I want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick.

Glen Greenwald on Twitter

I agree with Greenwald here - LGM (Lawyers, Guns and Money) are hypocrites. But Loomis still shouldn't lose his job.

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  •  Greenwald doesn't deserve this level of attention. (3+ / 0-)
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    emelyn, second gen, doroma

    Regardless of the fact that he occasionally says reasonable things, the remainder is so repugnant and insane that it does more harm than good to be associated with him.

    Pour yourself into the future.

    by Troubadour on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 11:43:50 PM PST

    •  Greenwald (3+ / 0-)
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      pfiore8, Superskepticalman, NancyWH

      If one's definition of repugnant is any criticism of Obama irrespective of whether is valid or not, then yeah - Greenwald is mostly repugnant.

      •  Actually, you're more right than you know. (0+ / 0-)

        Greenwald revels in "any criticism of Obama irrespective of whether is valid or not."  But not just Obama - he has utter contempt for the whole Western world.  His take on the French intervention in Mali sounds like it comes straight from the other side.

        Pour yourself into the future.

        by Troubadour on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 01:42:28 AM PST

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        •  So sorry your feeling are hurt, but the situation (2+ / 0-)
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          ffour, laker

          in Mali is direct result of the NATO intervention in Libya. So is the tragedy at Benghazi, for that matter.

          Qaddafi's Tuareg fighters withdrew under fire back to northern Mali to fight on their own terms. Mali's American-trained army either defects in whole units on the one hand or overthrows the civilian government on the other. And still can't stand and fight in battle for their own country. These folks are as much a joke as the Afghan Army.

          Plus more Western bombardment of civilians runs the risks of producing more Islamic terrorists. We "don't pick our battles carefully" as we deliberately start wars. I would think the President would have figured this out by now. I voted for him considering the alternative, but he still has lousy strategic vision.

          Stating facts is not "contempt" unless the object of your admiration is something other than not the rule of law and our experiment in self-government.

          The life of work, saving, and spending is the ultimate economic bubble; we all eventually cash out at death with nothing.

          by Superskepticalman on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:33:41 AM PST

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    •  the harm is disavowing Greenwald (4+ / 0-)

      once a hero here and all one had to do, basically, was use his name in a title to get on the rec list.

      For many of us, Obama is the wrong man for these times. He should have, could have, been the right man. But he choose the dark side, as most of those in Washington have done.

      There is a blindness afflicting many here at dKos that somehow "Dem" is more important than principle or sanity or honest evaluation.

      partisanship is killing the issues here. we don't know where we stand or for what. this place too, turns out to be a shoulda coulda been turn into the light and working strategies that would return us to social and economic justice.

      instead, this is what we do here now:  the issue (the witch hunt) is transformed into "Greenwald isn't worth this level attention."

      here's what doesn't deserve the level of attention it gets here: the meme that Dems will give us our country back: i give you the latest "D" bullshit...  filibuster reform.

      what are the issues, what do we need to do to begin getting back to good governance? and that doesn't rest with D or R. and sadly, not with Obama.

      •  Greenwald (2+ / 0-)
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        pfiore8, Samulayo
        once a hero here and all one had to do, basically, was use his name in a title to get on the rec list.
        If and when there is a Republic President and Greenwald criticizes them for these exact same stuff, he will become a hero again.

        Krugman was reviled in DKos during the 2008 primaries because he had the temerity to support Hillary over Obama. He became a hero shortly after the primaries got over.

  •  ffour,were u gonna rite a diary@this/topic? (0+ / 0-)

    clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

    by renzo capetti on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:34:26 AM PST

  •  Ridiculous (1+ / 0-)
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    doroma

    Glenn is way wrong here about LGM.  

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