With Stupidity, All Things Are Possible

Via Political Irony , thanks.

This youtube dramatizes the intellectual dishonesty of the right wing.  Too bad there is no way to get through to them that they are being programmed.

Makes me think: Is there a way to pander to intelligence?


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  4. pandering
  5. intellectual dishonesty
  6. control of internet
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Comments


Seth says
MR 2009-08-29 10:59:46 12475
seth 2009-08-29 10:45:58 12475
MR 2009-08-29 09:23:49 12475
seth 2009-08-29 09:03:05 12475
MR 2009-08-28 14:12:48 12475
Strange the truth of the statement is not refuted!
It certainly does: there is no "control of the internet" in this bill.

(B) may, if the President finds it necessary for the national defense and security, and in coordination with relevant industry sectors, direct the national response to the cyber threat and the timely restoration of the affected critical infrastructure information system or network

... from the bill sounds pretty much like taking control to me!

"Directing the national response" to a attack is not "control" in the sense implied by the headline. Rather it is necessary to defend the nation and the internet.  You omitted the stated objective of the response from the bill: "the timely restoration of the affected critical infrastructure information system or network".  
Well, if I were to take the same action on your business you would learn what control really is! Anything can be justified in an emergency - Obama is good at that.

There was a more rational discussion of this over at BoingBoing. Obviously we do not want any president to be able to block acess to websites like happenes in Iran and China. The emphasis of the bill should be defensive ... as the wording goes "timely restoration".  There should not be a hint of the ability to deny access ... and strangely enough I found none in the bill. 

AwAke says
The question is not one of pandering the question is is there any intelligence to pander to? Which brings up the question is there anyone awake to show intelligence to pander to? Certainly none exhibited here.

Seth says
Here we have Drudge trying to gin up fear of Obama.  But there is no "control of the internet" in this bill.  It just direct the president to develop a cybersecruity strategy.  It does not grant power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.  It does give POTUS the authority to respond to a serious cyber attack. 
source: rockefeller.revised.cybersecurity.draft
if the President finds it necessary for the national defense and security, and in coordination with relevant industry sectors, direct the national response to the cyber threat and the timely restoration of the affected critical infrastructure information system or network

Making this targeted against Obama, and juxtaposing him with innocent citizens, pandering to their fears of being disconnected, has no other objective than to gin up fear and hatred against Obama.  It is not reporting of the news.  It is propagandizing.  This is a prime example of the "intellectual dishonesty of the right wing" and how they are pandering to fear and stupidity.  When you see a headline like this, from a biases source like Drudge, you should not allow it into your mind before you investigate the truth of the matter.




Seth says
MR 2009-08-28 14:12:48 12475
Strange the truth of the statement is not refuted!
It certainly does: there is no "control of the internet" in this bill.

Mark de LA says
MR 2009-08-31 11:49:24 12475
It's similar to the Democrat's objection to the Patriot Act & the ability to monitor phone calls & emails where one end of the conversation was a known terrorist or where both participants were questionable & within the USA.  Most people would grant that a reasonable function of protecting this country & a part of the war on terror. Not so with the demos. I don't see why the bill is necessary at all. Protect the government's computers from cyberwars; protect vital infrastructure from cyberwars. Why explicitly grant the president anything more than it is presumed he already has?
BTW, the directors of a company or a department of the government "control" the company.

Mark de LA says
You can fool some of the people some of the time.  You can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.... Obama is over his limit!


Seth says
Re stupid people and global warming solving racism, tolerance and stupidity.

louie vuitton says
The article is very professionally written. I enjoy reading every day

Mark de LA says
louie vuitton 2009-10-05 03:25:47 12475
The article is very professionally written. I enjoy reading every day
Please delete your own spam, louie!


Mark de LA says
Post #Jan25 rumblings on the kill switch.  Lets hope such a bill is well examined by the public instead of being passed at the last minute & jammed inside some other much larger bill: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2011-02-15-kill-switch_N.htm


Seth says
M 2011-02-16 08:20:46 12475
louie vuitton 2009-10-05 03:25:47 12475
The article is very professionally written. I enjoy reading every day
Please delete your own spam, louie!

lots of luck with that one.

Seth says
M 2011-02-16 08:24:45 12475
Post #Jan25 rumblings on the kill switch.  Lets hope such a bill is well examined by the public instead of being passed at the last minute & jammed inside some other much larger bill: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2011-02-15-kill-switch_N.htm

Yes, need to keep an eye on this one.  Apparently Mubarak had a kill switch ... didn't work very well ... nor did it work to his advantage ... rather it backfired.  But no we don't want any form of kill switch working in this country.   What we do need, though, is our government to have the power to shut down specific internet activity that can be proven in a court of law to either break our laws or threatens our safety.  It is a fine line indeed that this law needs to walk. 

Mark de LA says
Here's to more technology less legal mumbo-jumbo.

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