Little Green Footballs
Monday, November 29, 2004
Friday, November 26, 2004
This Thanksgiving weekend it seems appropriate to remember all those American soldiers who have been killed on the frontline of George W Bush's bloody foreign policy.
Posted by X at 11:17
Thursday, November 25, 2004
...luckily someone else has picked up the baton of logic and is hitting LGFers over the head with it: Brit Blogger Dave Ray gets the loony lizards all whipped up over 'Islam Awareness Week'. And the funny thing is: he used to be one of them :-)))
(Hat Tip: LG)
Posted by X at 17:43
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Loony lizard Charles 'Fuck Fallujah' Johnson has a new target to vent his hatred of the mainstream media at: NBC freelance Kevin Sites, the man who, says Charles, "handed the enemy their biggest propaganda victory since Abu Ghraib" (link). That enemy being what, Charles? Truth? Should Sites have kept his clap shut and his camera off while Marines were killing unarmed and dying Iraqi prisoners? Is that how the media should work in your world? All onside, gleichgeschaltet, and patriotic?
Hear this, NBC? Vrom now on you vill take ze orders from General Johnson, ja? Achtung, surrender!
Posted by X at 16:30
Friday, November 12, 2004
Charles is absolutely incensed, INCENSED, about an article in the NY Times that poo-poohs Internet rumours of election miscounts in Florida. In a swipe at Daily Kos, Charles states:
"You’re single-handedly dragging the reputation of blogs into the gutter."This is pretty heavy stuff, coming from the man who has helped spread the rumours that Arafat died of AIDS, that 380 tons of high explosives weren't stolen from Al Qaqaa, that the BBC was only going to have left-wingers on an election night discussion panel, that 'the Nazis' want Britain to apologise for the Second World War... you get the picture.
Boys and girls, if there's one blog that doesn't know the difference between fact and fiction, wishful thinking and reality, then it's Little Green Footballs. All the Daily Koses of the left don't reach the giddy heights of paranoia and delusion scaled by Charles F Johnson and his foolish followers.
Posted by X at 16:14
We here are LGFWatch have been keeping tabs on those lousy lizards over at Little Green Footballs for, oh, ages now, and we think it's time the site got a facelift. So we'd like to invite you, our readers, to come forward with suggestions for a new design, or even a finished blogger template to make this site more accessible and useful to everyone. To get in touch, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Posted by X at 10:51
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Isn't it touching that Charles is getting all worked up about free speech these days? I wonder what he has to say about the latest disgraceful curtailnment of freedom of speech in Norway?
Posted by X at 15:39
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
A friendly reader points us to the thread 'Muslim School Bombed in Netherlands'. It was started by Charles posting a news snippet about the Muslim school firebombed in the wake of Theo Van Gogh's murder. Now, one would have thought that most LGF readers were rabidly against terrorism and the targeting of civilians, let alone children. Indeed, one LGF poster, Beagle, states plainly: "I condemn all acts of terrorism.". But not all LGFers think that way. Here are some choice quotes:
#2 Teacake! 11/8/2004 08:06AM PST
jihad for jihad
#4 maf 11/8/2004 08:07AM PST
you reap what you sow
#10 traveler 11/8/2004 08:08AM PST
Well, at least someone in the Netherlands is willing to stand up to those murderous savages.
#12 Thom 11/8/2004 08:09AM PST
Good. If the government won't protect their citizens, what are the citizens supposed to do?
Do it themselves.
#19 Marine Momma 11/8/2004 08:11AM PST
I hope they start bombing the mosques too.
#38 Ringo the Gringo 11/8/2004 08:15AM PST
The murder of Theo Van Gogh may be the act that finally starts to turn the tide in Europe.
#42 Bob G. 11/8/2004 08:16AM PST
It's not vigilantism, it's reciprocal sharia.
To be fair, a lot of LGF posters do realise that by welcoming this act they are condoning terrorism, so they make it clear that bombing Muslim schools is neither effective nor justified. Whether this sentiment extends to shelling and carpet-bombing schools and wedding parties in Iraq is another matter...
What's interesting here, though, is how Charles fails to comment on the story at all. This is summed up succinctly by LGF poster Gordon, who says:
"And of course our ringmaster, Charles, stands above the fray, posting his little bombs on this site and then letting his rabid followers figure out which day is best on which to nuke Mecca. And he can smile that Cat-ate-the-canary grin and say 'prove it!'"Signs of intelligent life on LGF? As more violence takes place against Muslims in the West, it will be interesting to see how the one-sided worldview of your average LGF reader, with Americans and Israelis as the only victims in this war, adapts.
Posted by X at 11:00
Monday, November 08, 2004
While Charles Johnson and other bloggers desperately try to find evidence that not all Bush-voters are ignorant fuckwits (we agree: a minority of them are intelligent but deluded fuckwits), Bob Herbert writing in the New York Times makes it clear: to vote for Bush you have to reject facts and embrace nonsensical 'values'.
PS: Just in: students voted for Buhs too!
Posted by X at 11:31
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Ouch. What a hangover...and it's going to last at least FOUR MORE YEARS...
Let's get straight to the point, friends. This isn't a disaster: it might well be the end of the world. The United States, the world's most powerful state, is going to be led until 2008 by a pea-brained, smug, corrupt and volatile president whose administration has all the potential to take us to the brink of Armageddon. And judging by their Christian fundamentalist worldview, that could easily be their end goal.
So who is to blame? Yes, there's Fox News, Karl Rove, Rush, OBL, LGF & Co and the boy Bush himself, with his twin messages of: "We're all going to die, but trust me." But blaming the demagogues is too easy, because when it comes down to it America is a democracy in which the people still have access to a wide range of differing opinions and sources of information. The problem is, they don't care. While a record number of people turned out to vote (though 40% didn't!), more than half of them chose to re-elect a man who squandered America's economic advantage, initiated two futile wars causing the death of more than 1,000 coalition soldiers and 110,000 Iraqi and Afghani civilians, poured fuel onto the terrorists fires, and who will now take the US back to the 19th century in terms of social issues and personal freedoms.
If the election of George W Bush the first time round could be excused as a mistake (after all, he wasn't elected by the people but by the US Supreme Court), this time round the blame must be placed fairly and squarely on the shoulders of the American people. All of them. Republican voters may have been too stupid to know better, but Democrat voters failed when their country and the world needed them most. There can be no sympathy with those whiny Dems who now want to emigrate to Canada, England or France. You people fucked it up with your useless election campaigns and your half-hearted condemnation of Bush. Rather than leaving your country to fester for FOUR MORE YEARS, now is the time to throw your entire weight against this vile plutocratic regime and demonstrate to the rest of the world that not all of America stands behind president Bush.
Posted by X at 10:36
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Wow. Now Charles simply posts direct links to RNC press releases, under the heading 'How to steal an election' and without further comment: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=13389.
Do you need any clearer indication that Mr Johnson is nothing more than a dangerously ignorant parrot when it comes to American politics?
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