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I love when people become idiots^2

J Gaszhek , Adventures Of Brave Soldier Joseph Schweik, 1921

Two episodes qualify   for the heading and both featured on MSNBC, Morning Joe:

  1. Jane Harman   tells us about self-radicalization as a "new normal'.
From Representative Jane Harman
Representative Jane Harman by Center for American Progress Action Fund


Kudos to Linda Milazzo,   who in Y2010 already   had   described to us that colorful personality.

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Now   the Calamity Jane is back with a vengeance. Now she adopts   the "self-radicalization'-   the new rrrrr- revolutionary concept according to which   people can radicalize on their own   through Internet and then   use pressure-cookers to make bombs. IMHO you can radicalize just from watching Morning Joe and   seeing Jane on it but I   might be wrong.   On the Internet you can radicalize   through watching movies like Revenge where perpetual   violence takes place in   the Hampton's or by   reading   Charles Krauthammer, or by just placing   the Cheney's face on the screen and" looking at it for   a while. Idiocy^2.    Of course, if   you assume the self-radicalization   idea then the   area for   Jane's beloved   home radicalization    prevention measures   significantly expands and the only way to prove thyself   as a good citizen is to claim total imbecility. But   that place is already taken by the hero of our second episode.

 From George W. Bush, Time cover December 25 2000, .Person of the Year .
George W. Bush, Time cover December 25 2000, .Person of the Year . by cliff1066 „

  1. GW opens his library.


The word "library'   does not seem to fit GW although his wife was   our Chief Librarian   during his tenure. But they were all there: GW, the Decider, Bill W, the "terrible earthquake devastated Haiti but we have a lot of work ahead of us', Barack O, the "Droner'- they were all there, ready to read.   Per the description of the library I doubt if there is anything there worth reading   but I guess they can take the High -Schoolers there   to take a nap   and   have some GW -- cola. High --Schoolers do not read anymore anyway; they watch pictures.

  Carl Bernstein   called the Iraqi war "Insane' on Joe's show. He   got afraid of his own courage   but even that was immediately confronted by   Loyal Joe, who    engaged into a   long diatribe about "being in that chair', etc. Of course, NONE of them mentioned the victims, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people, horrible   cultural disaster, death and destruction, subsequent Middle East destabilization   with more tragedies in Libya   and Syria,   moral   fall   of the US and transforming of our country into the   bully of the world.   They did not mention    Vincent Bugliosi's   courageous struggle to show that GW stole the Y2000 elections.   Insanity   looked at them from the   podium at that library   but   IT WAS A NEW NORMAL and they all succumbed.

A new normal indeed.   Kudos to Gaszhek and immortal Joseph Schweik.   I have the   book and every   day after Morning Joe's I reread a page or two from it and get my sanity back. I am immune to the new normal! I like my old normal the way it is.

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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