"Every dem should go on ‘all Gannon, all the time’ mode on this issue. Just as the right wing did on Monica. "
Gold Rush times. Tenderfoot from back east...gonna get rich quick. Buys all the necessaries in a mining town…supplies, clothes, tools, a mule, the works…packs up and heads out. Twenty feet past the town line, the mule sits down, and WILL NOT MOVE. NO amount of persuasion, cajoling, threats, kicks...NOTHING’s gonna move this mule.Get their attention.
An old, tattered prospector and his old, tattered mule approach from the other direction. Old man says “Whatsa matter, there, youngblood? Mule trouble? Lemme have a try.” Walks up to the mule, cups his hand around the mule’s ear, whispers a few words....No response. Tries again, same result.
Steps in front of the mule, gives it a TREMENDOUS whack right in the snout.
The mule keels over as if it had been poleaxed, lies there on the ground w/its eyes all crossed up and rolling, foam coming out of its mouth. The old prospector leans over, cups the mule’s ear, and once again whispers a few words. The mule slowly struggles to its feet, and stands, a little dazed but apparently ready to go.
The tenderfoot says “That’s AMAZING !!! What did you say to that mule?”
The old man answers “Waaall, ‘tain’t really all that important WHAT y’say to a mule. The IMPORTANT thing is...first y’got t’get their ATTENTION.”
I don't troll rate and for you I should make an exception - but how's a good "Fuck you, you pusilanimous little bastard!" You are a judgemental fuckwad and you and your ilk will be the first to die whent the revolution comes.
you sound like a smug little bastard - the good Doctor would have hated you!
Sorry .I got so pissed at you - HST meant and means a lot to me and reading some pissant's opinion about how he chose to live just makes me angry -____________________________________________________________
- I disagree about judgements and who gets to make the call - guys like HST are lightning rods and they do what they do so we don't have to - he led the way when it mattered (He took on Nixon when no one else would) - the rest of us could merely marvel at his courage, laugh out loud at his outrageousness, and enjoy the good work he did produce - Lots of great writers have dealt with their demons in unconventional ways - Unless your ass is out there and on the line you don't get to make that call -
I mean are you going to sit in your chair and tell me Faulkner and Hemminhway and Carver should have been tea-totalers - The good Doctor was just being himself, and good for him, and lucky for us.
..and you're windy too!____________________________________________________________
Firstly, I think you're a pissant not because of worthless opinion about how HST conducted his life - "Because I think Hunter Thompson drank and drugged away his enormous talent." - but because you are just one of many crowing from the bleachers -
The "star-fucker," comment is just proof I was right in my rather hasty judgement of you
- I've done things too - entertained people - knocked a few out of their seats once or twice and I've been around at least as long as you but unlike I don't elevate myself to HST's stature because I never reached as many people - I didn't invent a whole new genre of journalism - like it or not drugs and alcohol played a part -
"star fucker"??? what does that even mean? I never read HST's columns in Rolling Stone - I read them in his books - His appeal had nothing to do with that mag - they were just people smart enough to put up with his eccentricities otherwise a lot of good things would never have gotten published -
Yeah his salary was from a mainstream mag - but he led - It's the rest of us who didn't follow - He bucked the establishment - he took on Nixon 1st - Nixon may have been Satan but no one but HST was willing to stand up and say so - until after Watergate that is - every one did not take on Nixon - get your fact straight 'cause I was there too - read Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail and tell me he pissed away his talent - long after those of us in the bleachers have been laid to rest they will still be reading HST
- so get over yourself and your own addictions - and you don't know one HST let alone a HUNDRED - did your friends invent new styles of jazz that reached people from coast to coast? - they share nothing with HST just because they share a prediliction for doing drugs or drink - It's obvious writing this that you know nothing about Hunter - so stuff your opinions and your holier than thou attitude and piss off - don't bother me again with you tripe
Oh, and dragging Kerry into your obit thoughts about HST was particulary revolting - I couldn't be bothered to mention it before but I will now because you are and have always been a pissant –
it was his talent to "piss away" if he chose... who the hell appointed you judge of the world? Hunter S. Thompson did far more than "piss away" his talent... he shared it with all of us, even unappreciative, judgmental little pricks like you. obviously, you don't understand art... it often comes from a very tortured place... it may not be pretty, but it's life and it's real... get real,or go back to your own blog._________________________________________________________
Pretty Pompous of you to talk shit about Hunter not starting a revolution while your lazy ass sits at home "surfing the web". It sure is easy to criticizing another for "not doing enough" when you haven't done shit. What have you done for a revolution? The man did more for a "revolution" in one book than you ever will do in your entire life. Shut the hell up already..
When you point a finger at someone you have 3 other fingers pointing back at you
I do notice there seems to be more stuff coming out after the election. A lot more.My answer:
The conservatives do seem to know what to do to win, however.
Will there ever be another victory for the people?
Let's go back to my column for Jan. 12, 2004, in which I pointed to an interview with Iraq war critic Joe Wilson conducted by Gannon. Wilson, a former ambassador to Gabon, was sent to Niger by the CIA to find out whether Saddam had been trying to procure uranium in that African nation as part of his weapons development program – you know, the one that turned out not to exist. When Wilson returned, he reported that no such attempt had been made, and he was therefore astonished when the president, in his 2003 State of the Union address, made reference to Saddam Hussein, who supposedly "sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Wilson went public with his mission and its results, which is when the neocon smear machine went after him hammer and tongs. Robert Novak wrote a column in which administration officials were cited as saying that Wilson was a partisan out to get the president and had only gotten the job because his wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent._____________________________________________________________
At that point, Ms. Plame's career as a covert agent – apparently assigned to nuclear nonproliferation issues – came to an abrupt end. A crime had been committed – a violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which makes it a felony to "out" a CIA agent on a covert mission – and an investigation was launched. When then-Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself and appointed a special counsel to look into the matter, the political implications of the case became clear.
Whoever was guilty of engineering the "outing" of Plame was also part of a more general effort to discredit Wilson – and head off any further investigation into how so much phony "intelligence" came to be touted by the president and his White House as "fact." The president's infamous "16 words" alluding to the Niger uranium caper supposedly launched by the Iraqis turned out to be based on an elaborate forgery – which was exposed by the scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency, using Google, within hours of receiving the documents.
How did such a fantastic hoax get perpetrated on the Bush White House – and by whom? You can bet the Bushies were really interested in finding out the answers to these questions. That explains the otherwise mysterious Ashcroft recusal and the launching of an extensive investigation that, in its relentless hunt for information, has several journalists facing subpoenas and the threat of jail.
Enter Jeff Gannon, aka Jim Guckert, supposedly a journalist for the "Talon News Agency." Gannon, a familiar face at White House press briefings who had distinguished himself as outspokenly pro-Bush by the nature and tenor of his questions, somehow finagled Wilson into doing an interview, which was subsequently published on the Talon Web site (and then erased), in which he asked:
"An internal government memo prepared by U.S. intelligence personnel details a meeting in early 2002 where your wife, a member of the agency for clandestine service working on Iraqi weapons issues, suggested that you could be sent to investigate the reports. Do you dispute that?"
How did Gannon get his hands on an "internal government memo" that was classified information? That's what I wanted to know last year at around this time, and the authorities were similarly interested, as the Washington Post reported:
"Sources said the CIA believes that people in the administration continue to release classified information to damage the figures at the center of the controversy, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, Valerie Plame.…
Why am I writing all this?__________________________________________________________
Because I believe the underlying vector at work here IS the BREAKING OF CONSENSUS REALITY.
Whether many of us know it or not, that's what we're doing.
And it's gaining steam on many fronts.
There is a certain advantage to knowing what you're doing. And why.
As long as the consensus trance, for whatever reason, is in place, all attempts to create new outlooks and new opinions and new energy and new action are going to bounce back like blunt arrows.
We have to shatter the trance.
Knowing that, some of us are going to find better and faster and more complete ways of doing this.
As I've written many times, the world is an op. And that op depends on billions of people receiving information through a trance-filter.
I hope you'll see you have many connections to people who are basically doing the same thing you are: crashing the trance which is the operating basis of the consensus.