Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

As we were saying

"Iraq, left to its own devices, is rapidly becoming that which they fear the most: yet another enemy of Israel, and a shari'a state that is increasingly cozy with Iran.

In other words, Free Iraq is giving the right-wing élite the finger. The purple finger."

And this only now becoming widely known in lizard-land?

We'd bet Cindy Sheehan had no idea she had so much grass-roots support among Charles' saurian horde, many of whom are now openly questioning the war and (gasp!) their Leader for ignoring a certain inconvenient truth: that Iraqi Muslims, once liberated from the iron grip of Saddamism, would go on being Iraqis and Muslims.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just who's being racist here? You apparently think that Iraqis and Muslims are incapable of grasping democratic values. Savages, all!

Anonymous said...

The single biggest mistake the US made in Iraq was not imposing a government free of shari’a law, and free of this kind of sickening Arab antisemitism.

Sure Chazza, because that'd be very democratic. Defining from Washington the Iraqi legal system and setting the Iraqi administration's policy would fit right in with spreading democracy in the Middle East.

Sheesh, what a maroon.

cokane said...

that thread is also an interesting example of Charles' comment policy.

Look at BabbaZee's posts. Full of profanity and abusive, but I bet he's still posting. So what does Charles edit out of his comments?

Jason said...

Hey, how's Digg working out for you? Oh, that's right. You've been banned from Digg! lol!

Anonymous said...

nice strawman

Anonymous said...

Jason.

The only people who care about digg are the diggkids and LGF'ers trying to spam it.

It's all very boring.

PS How's that whole Iraq war thing going? Oh yeah, Chuckles very rarely mentions it now does he? So it's off the lizard radar.

Sonic said...

On the Digg issue, the reason so many people bury LGF's stories is pretty simple.

"Charles continues to ignore (i.e., he has never once addressed) the fact that when you submit a story to Digg (step 1 of 2), you see very plainly:

* Link Directly to the Source: Save people time by linking directly to the original news story.

Charles doesn’t do that, and yet he cries foul when people bury the LGF submissions. Most (but not all) of his submissions are simple one or two sentence summaries followed by a link to (or a blockquote of) the original news story.

The Digg This button bypasses the step 1 of 2 screen, but the philosophy still applies. Submit links to the original story and the buries will drop drastically (because then only the LGF haters will be burying, but the Diggers who oppose to anything but links to original news story will leave the submissions alone)."

Bit of course the problem with that is no hits on Charles's site, no extra traffic=no extra ad revenue.

So simply put all this screaming about censorship is in fact a cover for making cash.

V said...

"You apparently think that Iraqis and Muslims are incapable of grasping democratic values."

Not at all. Unfortunately, it just so happens that the Iraqis' "democratic values" include hating Israel. So, the war that Charles & Co. think is so vital to the future of civilization is, in the short term at least, being fought on behalf of a bunch of Jew-haters.

Anonymous said...

This thread nearly brought a tear to my eye. I think they've had a real breakthrough moment.

All that pre-war drum beating, VDH quoting, antiwar activist mocking drivel, and this is what they get? I'd be outraged!

Anonymous said...

So, the war that Charles & Co. think is so vital to the future of civilization is, in the short term at least, being fought on behalf of a bunch of Jew-haters.

Yeah. Arab countries will vote for Islamist and anti-Israel parties if they're transformed into democracies.

But in the end, it's better just to deal with it than to continue to prop up dictatorships and monarchies that really can't last forever.

By boycotting Hamas (the legitimately elected government of Palestine) the United States hurts its own reputation and discredits the very idea of democracy in the Arab world.

Sometimes people you don't like are going to win elections and you have to deal. That's really what democracy is all about.

Anonymous said...

I never understood why all the right wing nutjobs, were so keen to get rid of a secular ruler because they hate muslims. Of course most of them at the time they were all going "OMG SADDAM CAUSED 9/11", in their usual fashion, but now that its well known that its bullshit, they are humiliated, because now they have a messy iraq, and a flood of refugees contribiting to the "Islamification of Europe" which the right is obsessed with.

Anonymous said...

"Submit links to the original story and the buries will drop drastically (because then only the LGF haters will be burying, but the Diggers who oppose to anything but links to original news story will leave the submissions alone)."

There are a few LGF'ers who understand that and reach the front page all the time with the original links. The right-wing LGF digger named "AdmiralAdama" reaches the fronts page all the time because he submits the original links.

LGF submissions get buried aren't always because of the politics, though when they do reach the front page it's interesting how the conversation changes. It goes from a bunch of hypocritical far-right wingers agreeing wth each other and whining about their rights being suppressed because of burying (I'm not sure how the first ammendment apples to Digg), to the massive number of libertarians, left-wingers and moderates who don't drink the Kool-Aid shouting them down.

--Rob