OMG! Obama Czar Wishes You'd Be a Little Less Incendiary All the Time

 this story is equally creepy as this request

This is too funny. First of all, I'm not changing my fucking title because some asshat from the Obama administration wants me to counter my statements with opposing viewpoints. Secondly, if opposing viewpoints would like to appear on my website, they can pay up to Google AdWords to get high ass placement on conservative blogs and hope to show up when I go off on a political rant. It's really a win-win, they get their message out to those who do not agree and I get my rent paid. Who cares? Until that day comes, Cass Sunstein can pretty much kiss my ass and no, I'm not going to post an opposing viewpoint on that statement because I am sure you, dear reader, will agree.

He actually said this.

“The sites of one point of view agree to provide links to sites of the other point of view. So if you’re reading a conservative magazine, they would provide a link to a liberal site. And vice versa, just to make it easy for people to access to competing views.

Or maybe a popup on your screen that would show you an advertisement or maybe even a quick argument for a competing view.

If we could get voluntary arrangements in that direction, it would be great and if we can’t get voluntary arrangements maybe Congress should hold hearings about mandates.”

LMAO. If we can't get you to do it by asking nicely, we're going to make Congress have hearings about it, you fucking heathens. How dare you talk about your views on the Internet!

Again, there is already a mechanism to do this and if OMG! Obama and his little czar friend want to pony up the cash for the ads, they can start inserting anything they want on my website.

Obama also says you should read HuffPo if you watch Rush Limbaugh. I agree with that. But it's the reader's right to use their own damn fingers to type in a website or follow links that the writer has inserted to assist in the point (s)he is trying to make.

I've actually been saying this forever, it will rot your brain if you stick to the same viewpoint. But who determines what the opposing viewpoint is? If I say Ben Bernanke sucks donkey balls, does that mean I have to publish love letters from his wife? What if everyone agrees that Ben Bernanke sucks donkey balls and there is no opposing viewpoint?


h/t OS

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


"Donkey balls" is an easy one to balance, politically speaking. "Nuh uh, he totally goes for elephant dicks!"

The imagery associated with either, well that's another matter. It really does burn ...

You'll get used to it.

Alain Saffel said...

We definitely love you in Canada! Keep up the good work! :D

elf2006real said...

The problem today with conspiracy theories is they keep coming true...

The problem is with Free Speech, Free markets, Freedom of Association, ...seems to be a common denominator. Our eleets just don't like free...

Now mind you it's not really Fascism or run for the bunkers with Glen Beck time.

It's what happens when academics take over. They are *trying* to run this like modern PC academia.

Here's where the genius of the Founders and Federalism - the real core of the Constitution - come into play. What they would do if they wielded absolute power - they cannot accomplish.

Tangent - the real core of the Constitution is the Main document - and Federalism. The Bill Of Rights? - Amendments. Mere sentiment if the Federal govt could wield absolute power from the Center. It can't.

We need to start teaching the Constitution again from the core of it out, not teach the Bill of Rights first. As I and probably most of us were taught.

Think about it.

Jonah Gibson said...

Holy shit, this guy is off the tracks. How's this for an opposing viewpoint to his proposal: a link to the U.S. Constitution.

Really a non-starter when you think about it. They're proposing links to liberal sites from conservative ones as if that side of the broadening of our collective perspective is going to be the hard sell. Does anyone for one second suppose that Salon would link to Fox??

Liberals are going to hate this just as much as conservatives if they ever try to get it off the ground. It may be the most politically unifying proposal since prohibition.

I liked him better when he was singing with the Mamas and the Papas.