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    MJ really is quite a performance piece -  actors in the theater of the absurd patting themselves on the back not just for getting their lines right but for acting like their lines are right. And not absurd.

    Oh lol. Oh dear.

    I do feel compelled to add a warning to potential MJ viewers: (not to you, mallyroyal)

    Do NOT watch Morning Joe if you are vulnerable to persuasion by extremely unethical and fact-impoverished arguments made by extremely unethical and fact impoverished members of Joe's morning mob, wiseguys in that sense, but also wise in that they have hit on a way to make obscenely big bucks by doing so little of worth. Now if you call propagandizing refried crap to the masses, 24/7, an honest and meaningful day's work, deserving of a fatboy paycheck, okay, you got me.

    As Amy Goodman said on Cspan the other day about Corporate Media's ubuiquitous pundit class

    We’re constantly hearing from the small circle of pundits in Washington who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us, and getting it so wrong.

    (MJ's mob came to mind in such a flash, I almost got the vapors)

    Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a lame party, or should it drive a lame party to break out? If it cant, should it break out?

    by NYCee on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 09:49:02 AM PST

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    •  MJ is gold when someone actually (7+ / 0-)

      challenges Joe's assertions and won't back down.  he literally sputters.

      "hold on a minute, wait, wait wait.  are you REALLY saying..."
       in the tone of voice that implies he knows he's talking to a dullard.    like the now famous 'brzezinsky dis'

      he didn't have the wit to realize he was talking to a person that experienced those events firsthand lmao!  he thought his "everybody knows" routine could stump Dr. B.

      or last week when jeffrey sachs kept telling joe that private insurers are the real problem, not SS, medicare or medicaid.  he KEPT reapeating it, and joe literally never said the words "private insurers".

      "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

      by mallyroyal on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 10:49:59 AM PST

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      •  I loved the Jeffrey Sachs! (1+ / 0-)
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        I recorded it for my boyfriend, but alas, he cant stomach the Joe. Not even for that.

        It was all the sweeter to see Sachs stand up to him because it hits Joe that much harder since he has been softened up so much, for so long, by all those sycophants who constantly pet and smooth his puffed feathers. So when someone doesnt back down it is truly a savory sweet, aint it? And it was that much sweeter because Sachs did it on a progressive stance. Joe just aint used to that. The Democrats he has on arent up to it, eg, Harold Ford? Lol.

        Sachs: No, no and no again, Joe, I am not saying its SS, medicare, medicaid, for the 25th time, I AM saying it's defense, the runaway insurance costs in our healthcare system and  NOT taxing the fricking wealthy that must be changed to change our debt...  

        Joe liked having on this progressive, Sachs, every so often, because he usually agreed with him that the debt must be addressed, but this time Sachs let loose and gave him the details - his progressive "To Do" list, and it was one that made Joe's soft little head hurt.

        And yes, I caught the Ziggy B bit when it happened. Gold. But alas, he was obviously chastened by little Mika and 'behaves' all the time now. You know, zip your lips, Daddy, around the whacky BossMan when visiting - your daughter's blowhard gravy train.

        I remember the good old days when David Shuster was around to push right back at him against America's torture, which Joe thought deserved scorn... not our torture, but those who spoke out against it. It was disgusting, how far he went to make a mockery of the horrible things that were done to people (including murdering while torturing, but, god forbid, dont rock Joe's privileged world by mentioning that).

        Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a lame party, or should it drive a lame party to break out? If it cant, should it break out?

        by NYCee on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 03:10:54 PM PST

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        •  No Rocking Boat (2+ / 0-)
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          Val, mallyroyal

          Under the guise of a real discussion, the show is actually about the containment of ideas and a very strict reprocessing of establishment memes.  Wild conformity there.

          And the latte redneck at the helm has perfected the art of the sneer as a political stance.

        •  and sachs was on again today beating the same (0+ / 0-)

          drum.  you can see Joe's BP rise everytime Sachs says it LOL

          "Wake the town and tell the people!" ~Ewart Beckford, O.D.

          by mallyroyal on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:05:37 AM PST

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