Saturday, August 30, 2008

BREVITAS

OUTLYING PRECINCTS


13 Comments:

At August 31, 2008 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one would like to start reading some rather more recent, breaking and pertinent news on TPR than ancient rehashes on Mike Hammer-wannabe Pellicano. This stuff is at least five years old, much of it older, and the reportage has been done to death rather more extensively elsewhere. Enough already.

 
At September 2, 2008 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over it. There's plenty of recent news too.

 
At September 2, 2008 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

254's right. The Pellicano thing is so old it's got mold growing on it. Dump it and make more space for the recent news.

 
At September 3, 2008 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More space? Sam always takes as much space as is required by the stories he is running on any given day. Or haven't you noticed the wildly varying length of each day's "Review"? Deleting stories people like you aren't interested in won't have any effect on what other stories are present.

 
At September 3, 2008 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not particularly good journalistic practice to keep printing rehashes of stories that are several years old and have been presented in much greater depth elsewhere.

 
At September 4, 2008 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the ongoing legal issues involving Pellicano, it's hardly that old a story.

 
At September 4, 2008 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yawn. There's nothing 'going on' with Pellicano's case that hasn't already been out there for a while. TPR's simply run out of current Clinton-related boogeyman stories, and so is now scraping the barrel's bottom for the residue of 'news' to wave under our noses. smells like yesterday's catch, and that's pretty much what it is.

 
At September 5, 2008 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, now I get it. You work for the Clintons.

 
At September 5, 2008 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Double yawn. That idiotic retort was mildly amusing the first couple of hundred times. Now all it does is tend to show up yhe real paucity inherent in 'progressive' thought.

 
At September 5, 2008 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One needn't be progressive or anything else to hope that justice eventually be served. It took over 50 years to bring some of the NAZI war criminals to accountability--a quest well justified.
Mr.& Mrs. Slick have played a significant role in the undermining and eventual disintegration of the once great Untied States. If it takes 50 years to get them, so be it. In the interest of justice no time can be considered too long.
cheers

 
At September 6, 2008 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would truly hope that 6:51 is not actually comparing the Slicks to the Nazi atrocities. If so, then he/she is not only suffering a paucity of thought but a paucity of sanity as well.

 
At September 6, 2008 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find myself often wondering at what the age range and average demographic of the typical ProRev reader might be. I'd have to think pretty young; young enough at any rate to honestly believe that endemic rot and corruption in the nation's body politic began only with the Clinton administration, and that the Clintons were the absolute apogee of dirty political maneuverings. This, if so, is dismaying because it certainly points to a glaring lack of knowledge of American political workings both of the recent past and throughout our history; and because it also proves just how well the neocon distortion apparatus has worked in convincing the general public (and most especially its younger and less sophisticated members) of the Big Lie of Clintonian evil being washed clean through the purifications of the Holy Right and the free market. I wish many of your readers, Sam, had a somewhat better grounding in the tides of our true political and empire's history--I'd recomend as a starter a thorough reading of that awesome American Cassandra, Gore Vidal--which might better innoculate them against the neocons' twistings of recent history. I find the well-intentioned ignorance written by (well-intentioned, but nonetheless rather ignorant) young people here to be disheartening sometimes, old coot that I am. Do you really believe that the Pellicanos who roost behind the thrones of the powerful and ply their bloody deeds for those powerful to be some sort of abberration unique to "Mr. & Mrs. Slick"? Or do you really not know that the Machievels and MacBeths have always dwelt in the shadows to serve the pleasure of the mighty in this 'free land' of ours?

 
At September 8, 2008 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:42, ever hear about Kosovo or Timor?

 

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