drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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links for 2009.09.12

Well, this is a not so nuanced piece - The "culture of impunity" -- in Iraq and Kenya - find usage of culture of impunity used in american press about ferrign devil countries. Then put up a list of cases where american elites get away with the same thing, but fortunately here we do not call such things culture of impunity - since, well, it is sorta different here, as outlined in D.C. Conventional Wisdom Being Dismantled - From the Outside where they notice the delta between good cheezy scandal, and mere culture of impunity oopsies that come to light.

Now, is this culture of impunity or just theDumb: Newt Gingrich Accidentally Names Porn Exec 'Entrepreneur Of The Year' since, well, yes, things are sagging in the Pron Industry, but no one has yet openly called for some form of RED Socialist Stiffening to be shoved into the Pron Industry. Although this could be the trial balloon from the NewtSter... Or it could just be that he is short of cash and hopes that they will help him out.

An interesting article The Family and the Logan Act - here talk to action is addressing concern about when is it acceptable for religious kults to engage in foreign policy negotiations? The unstated alternative of course is that they are doing their work under the direction of the american government. All of which raises the question of what should the separation of church and state be. In a related piece we have Norman Podhoretz's false accusations of "dual loyalty" in which greenwald raises the discussion about
Apparently, The Godfather of Neoconservatism believes that American Jews do -- and should -- base their political beliefs not on what is best for their own country, but on what is best for a foreign country (Israel).
which really complicates the discussion for many of the AmericanChristianZionists as well.

It will be interesting to see how the The Wing-Nut Code: What Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Are Really Saying to Their Followers takes hold, will it be the new Cultural Dictionary of Punk: Stickers in SF moment for folks? As we all try to understand where did that Punk Movement Go? and is it really in the TeaBagger Moments? Or are TeaBaggers still in the main stream of the Yippie Party....
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