No, I don't think Bloomberg and his Corporate cohorts coordinated smashing the plague-carrying fleas of Occupy with the deliberate sacrificing of a helmetball god (and his loyal to Corporate fiefdom) with the biggest, ugliest, most sure to rattle America's culture wars most sure-to-inflame fault lines, not that I don't think they would if they could in a blink to save a penny. I do think they leaped at the obvious cover the scandal gave them, they leaped at the chance that the morality play in the media was the anal rape in the shower of ten year old boys by a trusted helmetball coach rather than beating the fuck out of hippies challenging a system that rewards its top executives for performance by allowing them to anally rape ten year old boys with Corporate's full knowledge and consent until caught, on purpose or otherwise.
- Too little, too late.
- What future?
- Whose ox is being gored?
- Only a coward.
- The Occupy education continues.
- Of course DHS was involved. And long-time readers can vouch I've been yodeling that those non-lethal weapons were being bought to be used on you.
- After the eviction.
- Why the First Amendment won't protect Occupy.
- Connect the dots.
- Preoccupy Bloomberg.
- Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy.
- Paramilitary policing.
- About Occupy's library.
- Good on Seattle.
- Dog pepper-sprayed!
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- Stuff twirling around in his head.....
- Things you might have missed.
- BTW, what is the current standard reason given why the Sandusky story broke when it did?
- Purple Line.
- YFWP writes a love song to Sidney Katz.
- Country matters.
- Excellent music links.
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Agreed. The fit was too convenient for the (purported) DHS and Council of Lordly Mayors to ignore.ReplyDelete
That'll learn her to get in the way of flailing fists of righteous fury thinking of the children.ReplyDelete
Here's a comment. I wonder if I should make it a blog post.ReplyDelete
The timing is reputed to be based on the release of the grand jury report which was too horrid to ignore.ReplyDelete
And on another topic, check out Amazon's "Lending Library" for Kindle. One book at a time, one book a month, keep it as long as you like. Free. Semi-decent list of recently published stuff. (I grabbed The Marriage Plot.)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I've seen it. If I ever break out of this reading slump I might use it and I'm going to buy Earthgirl a kindle for Giftmas - don't worry, she doesn't read this shitty blog - so she would use the lending-library. I downloaded the Eugenides for her and she loved the novel (she loved both *Virgin Suicides* and *Middlesex* too - me? no: finished both, liked neither).ReplyDelete
Wasn't there an indictment? Not by you, I mean. By Pa authorities. Yes, what Sasha says.ReplyDelete
re: timing. It was Roland Barthes and Marshall McLuhan (no?) who taught us to read the news contextually. The mistake—and you tippy-toe right on the edge—is imputing conspiratorial action to things that happen simultaneously. Cover? Mayhaps. Most such eventful things, though, I suspect, have their own integrity, their own internal necessity, their own timing mechanism, their own pressure points. That's not to say coordinated action does not occur. Our unlamented previous president was the master at making public pronouncements about how he supported, say, education, and arranging a PR photo-op and sound-bite in a schoolroom while, unpublicizedly, gutting the Dept of Ed or slashing student loans. That sort of thing is not serendipity. You, I think, are reaching here. But, hey, a man's reach should exceed...
No, no, no - Richard Nixon deliberately got Sandusky hired at Penn State in 1969 and told him molest underage boys while working for a Conservative god/helmetball coach in case in 2011 motherfucking Obama needed cover to brutally assault a few hundred hippies protesting Corporate robber baroncy!ReplyDelete
All I'm saying is that Corporate had been war-gaming how and when best to punch the fucking hippies - they were hoping for an early bitter winter so that Occupy would disperse itself (and they could call Occupy pussies) - but hey, they really wanted to punch the fucking hippies, so why not last weekend when everyone (and by everyone, I mean the media) was distracted by the sensational and epic fall of a Conservative icon? Probably not the primary calculation, but I bet it was a calculation.
Juan Cole has suggested, with some evidence (more than Wonkette), that the coordination has been taking place at the DHS and FBI level:ReplyDelete
It's not clear whether PATRIOT Act is involved.
Re Kindle: Got the new touch (without commercials) yesterday. Love. It. Connected to my wifi without a blip. It's smaller and easier in my hand. The background color is a bit more grey, less beige, and easier on the eye. And lets me have serif or san-serif. Love.ReplyDelete