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  • Greenfield: Trolling is the New Politics

    01/22/2016 5:58:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 Trolling is the New Politics Posted by Daniel Greenfield Your classic troll was an amoral sociopath or played one on the internet. His only cause was his own amusement. He advocated horrible and contradictory causes because it amused him to infuriate people. If he could get an entire group howling for his blood, he won. If an outraged media reported on his antics, he was a prince among trolls. Chaos and absurdity were his only agendas. But eventually the trolls who did it for the "Lulz" gave way to the "Moralfags" sincere trolls who were sincerely...
  • Charley Reese: {Empire Is} "The Road to Darkness"

    09/29/2003 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 197+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09-29-2003 | Reese, Charley
    Road To Darkness I really don't understand George Bush. Why can't he say: "I was convinced that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction but apparently our intelligence was faulty. I'm sorry to have misled you, but getting rid of Saddam is still a good idea, etc., and so forth"? No, there is apparently something in the Bush genes that forbids ever admitting to having made a mistake. Such arrogance cost his father a second term, and it could do the same to the son's political ambition. In the father's case, he refused to apologize to the American people for breaking...
  • THE 545 PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF AMERICA'S WOES

    08/23/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies · 1,724+ views
    apfn ^ | March 7, 1985 | Charley Reese
    545 vs. 300,000,000 EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE. Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years. 545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and...
  • 545 vs 300 million

    07/16/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT · by themoralcompass · 3 replies · 476+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | unknown | Charley Reese
    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does
  • The Mystery of Charley Reese

    08/13/2008 1:29:52 PM PDT · by alan alda · 25 replies · 314+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Aug. 13, 2008 | Jason Maoz
    Submitted for your amusement, a tale of two columnists, as different as it is humanly possible to be in their view of the Middle East. First, four quotes from the columnist who is second to none in his support for Israel: 1) “Yes, I love the state of Israel. It is everything a Western democracy should be at this point in history: brave, resourceful, tough, realistic, in search of peace but ready for war. It is a King Arthur of nations which is showing the rest of us how a brave and free people ought to live.…” 2) “I have...
  • Charlie Reese: too many coincidences for him

    12/07/2001 9:50:30 AM PST · by Aurelius · 99 replies · 519+ views
    Enterprise-Journal | November 29, 2001 | Charlie Reese
    Mathematicians argue that coincidences occur a lot more often than most people believe. And who am I to argue with anybody who knows calculus? Nevertheless, there are a number of coincidences involved in the war on terrorism. It is a coincidence that there are large oil and gas reserves in South Asian countries north of Afghanistan whose governments we have recently provided with undisclosed millions of dollars, allegedly for the use of old Soviet air bases. It is a coincidence that the logical route for pipelines runs through Afghanistan and Pakistan. Therefore, I suppose it is a further coincidence that ...
  • Wal-Mart Is Right

    05/02/2006 11:56:46 PM PDT · by Joe Bfstplk · 170 replies · 2,450+ views
    King Features Online ^ | May 3, 2006 | Charley Reese
    Wal-Mart is the only corporation in the world that I know of or have ever heard of that is hated because it is successful. What do these critics want Wal-Mart to do? Fail? Start selling $300 shirts like Saks Fifth Avenue? Of course, some of the hatred is coming from unions, which have tried but, so far as I know, failed to unionize Wal-Mart's work force. That one thing tells you that it must be a much better deal to work for Wal-Mart than its critics let on. Some of the disdain comes from leftist snobs who think they should...
  • Iraq is not a political game [More Murtha Leftist Support]

    12/02/2005 12:13:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 623+ views
    sanfordherald ^ | December 2, 2005 | Charley Reese
    As any professional debater will tell you, framing the terms of the debate is more than half the battle. We saw a good example of that in the Republican reaction to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's call for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. If the choice is between “cutting and running,” which connotes cowardice and weakness, or “staying the course,” which connotes strength and manliness, then of course we will stay the course. Trouble is, that is not the choice offered by Murtha's suggested resolution. Murtha, a battle-scarred ex-Marine, argues that the American military has done all it can be...
  • Feminist Bunk

    07/29/2005 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Irontank · 147 replies · 2,372+ views
    Reese-King-Online ^ | Charley Reese
    Some years ago a British officer, Sir John Glubb, wrote a pamphlet on the rise and fall of empires. A sure sign of an empire's decline and impending fall was, he said, the rise of feminism. I believe he is right. Of all the corrosive, nonsensical and damaging movements that have come and gone in American society, none has caused more damage than feminism. Thank God it now seems to be falling out of favor. It goes without saying that no country can be strong without strong families, and feminism directly attacked the very concept of families. It urged young...
  • Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State?

    07/25/2005 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 727+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 07-25-05 | Reese, Charley
    Should Your Personal Life Be An Affair Of State? Should your personal life be an affair of state? That's what divides libertarians and true conservatives from the modern Jacobins who falsely wear the label of "liberal" or "moderate." The libertarian/true-conservative position is that your private and personal affairs are not the business of the state as long as you refrain from applying force or fraud against your fellow citizens. The Jacobin position is that your life belongs to the state and your personal interests may be sacrificed for the common good, which, of course, the Jacobins will define. The most...
  • A Judicial Surprise

    05/04/2005 3:26:18 PM PDT · by corncob · 12 replies · 749+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 05/04/2005 | Charley Reese
    Now that some conservatives are in a tizzy about federal judges, here is something for them to ponder: The liberals on the U.S. Supreme Court just took a stand in favor of gun-ownership rights, while the conservatives on the court took a stand against them. Go figure. At issue is the law Congress wrote that says a person convicted of a felony "in any court" may not own a firearm. A fellow from Pennsylvania was charged with perjury and with illegal ownership of two handguns because he had answered "no" to the felony-conviction question. Turns out he had served time...
  • Public Servants, My Foot

    04/12/2005 8:29:21 AM PDT · by corncob · 10 replies · 580+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2005 | Charlie Reese
    The U.S. public debt is $7.7 trillion. The annual interest on it is $120 billion. Total receipts for fiscal 2005 through December were $487 billion. Total outlays were $605 billion ... It is a simple truth that anyone — a person, a family or a government — who spends more than what is taken in will eventually be bankrupt. Most of the politicians in Washington, including the president — not to mention most Americans — seem unconcerned about this pending disaster.
  • Charley Reese on the "National Disgrace"

    04/08/2005 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 73 replies · 1,772+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 04-08-05 | Reese, Charley
    National Disgrace The coverage of the Terri Schiavo tragedy by the cable news channels was a national disgrace. They provided a national megaphone for fanatics to make wild and unsubstantiated — and, in some cases, previously discredited — allegations about Michael Schiavo and Florida Circuit Judge George Greer. Their feverish greed for sensationalism caused them to disregard the truth. One falsehood repeated by many people, including some who should have known better, was that Mrs. Schiavo's wish not to be kept alive was decided on the basis of "hearsay." That is untrue. The legal term "hearsay" refers to a situation...
  • Charley Reese for Kerry (What's the Deal?)

    09/14/2004 8:23:01 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 57 replies · 2,159+ views
    Lew Rockwell.com ^ | 05-17-04 | Charley Reese
    Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.
  • The Bush Bash (projectile vomiting alert)

    08/13/2004 7:13:44 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 17 replies · 627+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | 8/2/04 | Charley Reese
    Books keep pouring off the presses on the subject of why George W. Bush should not be re-elected. I got four in my mailbox recently. Bush might be the biggest boon to book publishing since Harry Potter. The most serious of the four books is The Bubble of American Supremacy, by George Soros. The most superficial is Bush Must Go, by TV personality Bill Press. The most left-wing is The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America, by Eric Alterman and Mark Green. It is also the most tedious. My God, but progressive writers do need a sense of...
  • Vote for a Man, Not a Puppet

    07/16/2004 4:15:42 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 16 replies · 1,251+ views
    lewrockwell.com ^ | May 17, 2004 | Charley Reese
    Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory. It's no wonder the president avoids press conferences like the plague. Take away his cue cards and he...
  • Charley Reese Contemplates "History Abused"

    07/16/2004 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 308+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 07-16-04 | Reese, Charley
    History Abused A fireworks company recently misquoted John Adams in order to peddle its Chinese-made bombs and sparklers. Adams did not say that the Fourth of July should be celebrated with fireworks. Actually, he was speaking of July 2, when the resolution for independence was adopted by a committee, but he was talking about the independence of the United States. And this is what he said: "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires,...
  • History Abused

    07/13/2004 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Beenliedto · 1 replies · 302+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | July 13, 24004 | Charley Reese
    A fireworks company recently misquoted John Adams in order to peddle its Chinese-made bombs and sparklers. Adams did not say that the Fourth of July should be celebrated with fireworks. Actually, he was speaking of July 2, when the resolution for independence was adopted by a committee, but he was talking about the independence of the United States. And this is what he said: "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations,...
  • "Out of Sight": Charley Reese on the Environment

    06/30/2004 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 218+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 06-30-04 | Reese, Charley
    Out Of Sight The word "environment" often triggers a negative reaction among people who fancy themselves as conservatives. It seems to invoke hippies, tree-huggers and vegetarians in their minds. That's unfortunate. The environment, in reality, is our planet and our country. It includes not just wilderness areas, but farmlands, suburbs, cities, our own yards and our neighborhoods. Drugged by the twin deceivers — mass media and urban life — it is easy to forget that our lives and prosperity depend 100 percent on the land, its air and its water. Many urban children today have probably never seen a cow...
  • Charley Reese Examines the Roles of "Judges and Solons"

    06/24/2004 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 395+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 06-23-2004 | Reese, Charley
    Judges And Solons Sen. John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has said he will not appoint any judges who would overthrow Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortions in all 50 states. Well, it doesn't really matter. Even if he did, or if President Bush did, such a judge would not be confirmed in the present Senate. The prevailing opinion in Washington is in favor of Roe v. Wade. It was a flawed decision, not because it legalized abortion, but because it usurped the authority of 50 state legislatures. Far too many judges, both federal...