Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sen. Chicken Little of South Carolina

Graham was on Fox News Sunday this past weekend to discuss the Islamic State and gave a performance that can be charitably described as unhinged. 

“This is a war we’re fighting!” Graham shouted. “It is not a counterterrorism operation. This is not Somalia. This is not Yemen. This is a turning point in the war on terror. Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home.” (Salon.com)

"Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. … They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities." George Gerbner, Annenberg School for Communication.
"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear." Bertrand Russell
Sen.  Graham - one of the primary reasons why American's trust in its government is just above that of used car salespersons.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Striking the Four Fives

We remember the 343 brave firefighters of the New York City Fire Department that lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 

FDNY Memorial Wall