Monday, June 17, 2013

Whatever Else He May Be

Edward Snowden is a funny guy:
If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.
The entire, live give-and-take between Mr. Snowden and Guardian readers is available here, and kudos to Mr. Greenwald for setting it all up.

For the record I have not gone through the whole thing to see if my question
was asked/answered as I was off dealing with unexpected and inconvenient leaks
of my own (not an actual photo of the bike in question, but close.)


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

sheesh. I take ONE photo too literally, and now he feels like he has to qualify EVERY illustration.

What else would one expect from a war-crime complicit Obot who says Saint Glenn has cooties, I guess.


Booze Allen said...

GG and ES are rehearsing their nightclub act.

Anonymous said...

"All I can say right now is the US Government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me..Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped."-Snowden

Well alrighty then....I'll just be backing out the door really..don't get up!!
No sharp objects around here ..huh?...Ok. bye now.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That's IT!

From now on, I am referring to your new fan club as "GreenWaldoes".

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Snowden also said that being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor he coul dreceive.

You're right, a funny guy. He's not really helping the debate, though.

Cliff said...

So I don't know how it looks through the eyes of an experienced Twitter-er, but without any context, your question to Snowden is goddamned incomprehensible.

The only reason I understand it is because I went back and read the entry in which you parse Snowden's original "personal email" comment.

Am I being curmudgeonly here?

Cliff said...

It's been a sight to behold, watching Driftglass say, "Drones and surveillance and imperialism are pretty shitty, and I'd like to get this shit settled, but we can't, because the Right is devolving into a bunch of John Wayne Gacey clones."

And then magically, in the comments, Driftglass is turned into Mussolini Jr. I'm starting to see why the Balloon Juice crowd detest firebaggers so much*.

My only complaint is that Driftglass' fine parsing of Greenwald-speak is not as entertaining as when he goes after Sully or Bobo or the Pauls.

*The BJ commenters are still a bunch of authoritarian dickheads, though.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen much in the media about the surveillance state or Snowden that I think is worth a view. That includes the parsing of Greenwald's centrality to this story that I can read about right here.

As far as the MSM goes, I think this video from USA Today, of all places, is worth a look:

Fair, Balanced, You Decide

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

My only complaint is that Driftglass' fine parsing of Greenwald-speak is not as entertaining as when he goes after Sully or Bobo or the Pauls.

But you have to admit, it brings all the GreenWaldoes to the Yard.