Tuesday, July 24, 2007

So, You Want To Advertise?

Monday, possibly in response to losing JetBlue's sponsorship, the grand ayatollah took a deep breath, puffed out his cheeks and snarled at the Koslings.
There has lately been an alarming rise in diaries and comments that seek to impugn (without evidence) the motives of those they disagree with on various issues.

Yes, there’s the impeachment stuff, but this nasty rhetoric is also rampant in the primary war diaries.

This points to a serious breakdown not just on civility, but in the ability of people to properly debate various issues. As such, it presents a serious threat to the integrity of this site.
Civility, proper debate and integrity at the dailyProtocols of the Elders of Koslam. O-o-o-o-kay, like, if you say so, dood.
I much prefer it when the community moderates itself, and for the most part it does a good job of this. The libertarian in me prefers it that way.
Libertarian??? Libertarian??? Then I'm the high rabbi of Mecca, Medina and Riyadh.
But sometimes, self-moderation isn't enough. I'll act swiftly and mercilessly when I'm pushed into defending the effectiveness of this site. And at this moment, my patience is wearing thin.
You reap what you sow, kameraden.

Civility and proper debate within that cesspool of Progressive groupthink features an April 16, 2007 diary that includes a video clip from Vanguard News Network, a neo-Nazi news website owned and operated by Alex Linder.

Civility was on display April 5, 2007 when loyal Kosling Bouwerie Boy posted a nice photo for Passover.

Then we have Kosling apparatchik London Yank, writing in his dKos diary that
"Adopting exceptionalism, the major Jewish lobbies no longer sought to advance general principles of tolerance, non-discrimination or equal treatment before the law. Instead they sought narrow preferential treatment for Jews and for Israel that recognises a special status they would deny to other minorities in the American body politic.

Secretly they also mounted campaigns to suppress and harass Arab and Muslim Americans to deny them a voice in the discussion of Middle East issues and development of American foreign policies. The Jewish Defense League engaged in a campaign of terrorism in the United States that largely targeted Arab Americans and their supporters."
Then, there's the example of Kosling civility when it was announced that White House press secretary Tony Snow would be hospitalized for treatment of cancer.
"I honestly do not care if Tony Snow lives or dies. I see him as the propaganda minister for a regime that has perpetrated mass murder, sowed ethnic and religious hatred, and subverted the will of both the American people and the world community. He has used his communication skills to further the agenda of people who have dedicated themselves to nothing less than the systematic dismantling of the Constitution in the name of greed. Make no mistake – the people holding the reigns of power in this administration are evil. And Tony Snow is their front man.

Would anyone have cried if Joseph Goebbels had died a premature death? I doubt it."
Then there's this gem they tried to hide Sunday.
KILLITARY: How America's Armed Forces Create Serial Killers and Mass Murderers

by liquidman
Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 08:44:39 PM PDT

Cross-posted at In Cold Blog [since removed, ed.]

According to the July 30, 2007 issue of The Nation magazine, damning photos of a U.S. Soldier using a spoon to literally scoop out the brains of a dead Iraqi and pretending to eat the gray matter were recently acquired.

Of course, everyone is appropriately appalled and make all claims of disgust and finger-wagging. Research shows, however, that such unacceptable behavior happens more often than the United States military wants you to know.

When it comes to training killing machines, the military really does create "an Army of one."

The list of serial killers and mass murderers borne from the military is astounding.

Full Metal Jacket's proud support of UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman's marksmanship skills notwithstanding, you just aren't going to hear a whole lot about the training ground of killers that are bred to slaughter, maim, and torture and then dumped on our streets upon their return.

Here are just a few of the more memorable individuals who received the best training in the United States military and returned to prowl our country's streets and commit terrorist attacks of a different nature:

Charles Whitman - former Marine sniper who killed his wife, mother, and then proceeded to the University of Texas Tower and picked off sixteen people using his sniping skills.

Dean Corll - former Army man and serial killer known as the "Candy Man" who killed at least 27 young boys and buried them in a storage facility in Houston, Texas.

David Berkowitz AKA "The Son of Sam" - New York serial killer and former Army vet who shot and killed at least six people during the 1970s.

Jeffrey Dahmer - former Army vet and Milwaukee cannibal who murdered at least sixteen young boys and men. He performed experiments on some of the victims and ate others.

Timothy McVeigh (pictured above)- Former Gulf War Army vet responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing.


And there's more.

Charles Johnson, founder and administrator of LittleGreenFootballs, has compiled a list of what passes for civility and proper debate at the "web’s premier 'progressive' site, Daily 'Screw Them' Kos".

So, to those corporations giving thought to purchasing advertising slots on Daily Kos, you might want to give it a second thought.

It's just your corporate identity -- and integrity -- that's at stake.

PS -- Look carefully and you just might spot a Kosling.

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