Thursday, December 16, 2010

Julian Assange...BILL MAHER? !!! :-)


Odd.   I think I'm on to something here...............don't you?

Maybe they're long lost brothers?  heh!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt.

tio

(hope you're feeling better)

Leticia said...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw a picture of Assange. I did a double-take.

Were they separated at birth? They could be brothers, since they both seem to hate America.

Z said...

Leticia, good point!

Tio...the TERRIBLE pain of the wknd is gone but my eyelid's swollen and it's imperative the shingles don't go there; seeing an eye doc this afternoon and will probably be put on prednisone in addition to the 16 pills I'm taking daily since this all started. This is such a bummer...I'm missing a lot of Christmas festivities, can't sing Christmas Eve, etc... I'm really very sad about it but grateful my bible study Christmas program went so well and I was able to sing that first day the pains started. Thanks so much for the good wishes.

Ya, don't Maher and Assange look similar!?

Brooke said...

Whoa... Cue the X-Files music, Z! :)

Jen said...

I have no doubt that Maher is a big supporter of Assange.

Anonymous said...

A little. The high forehead, the set of the mouth. But Assange is a lot better looking.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the eyes too.

beamish said...

The beady eyes.

I'm of mixed mind on Assange and his degree of "guilt."

I'm not a supporter, per se, but he didn't himself hack the State Department cables. He's just making them available for download and remaining rather vague about what he says he has as he builds a tantalizing bit of theater around the fact that he thinks he has "something."

Maybe he does. Maybe he doesn't.

I thought it hilarious that he requested at his bail hearing in Britain that his address not be released to the public.

I'm reminded of the time Geraldo Rivera wasted the world's time carnival barking the opening of Al Capone's secret vault on live television....

....only to find an empty beer bottle.

Roll credits.

Anonymous said...

Yes I can see a resemblance. They've probably shared a mindmeld too.

Neither one is attractive IMO. Assange looks like a boy. Both behave as if they think they're something special. They're not.

Pris

FrogBurger said...

I'm with Beamish. Very mixed feelings.

If he was getting papers showing how the money of TARP is being misused or is used to corrupt, I'd be in heaven.

If he could get Obama's grades, that'd be lovely too.

RedWood said...

"but he didn't himself hack the State Department cables."

Doesn't matter:

"Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, (etc. etc.) relating to the national defense, ... (which) the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates (etc. etc) the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same (etc) ...

"Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."

As is evident, merely being in unauthorized possession of classified national security documents that could be used to harm this country and publishing those documents constitutes a felony."


That includes "journalists" too. Yet ASSange fails the journalist label / test.

Z said...

I don't care who gave the info to him, I don't care if he hacked or not, that's not important when what he DID DO is possibly threaten a lot of relationships with other countries which we needed, etc etc. You all know we don't have a clue of how much damage might have been done.
Beamish, I think you've suggested previously that it couldn't have been much but I really don't think that's true.... neither of us can really know.

Anonymous; ASSANGE is BETTER LOOKING? OH, my GOSH..that pasty faced doughboy with beady eyes? WOW.

FrogBurger, good one!! :-)
Actually, I'm going to blog something about Obama soon..maybe tonight at midnight. should be fun to see the comments.

Leticia, you saw the resemblance, too, huh? Glad I wasn't nuts :-)

My shingles are bad again...please keep me in your prayers, guys...the pain's not as intense by a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG shot but the pain moves around! YUCKO!

Went to the eye doc today and, thank GOD, it's not in my eye!

Anonymous said...

Looks like open pasture by moonlight. (That's a way to refer to a mongrel dog.) There's another phrase for it, but then Z would have to delete me. Naughty, naughty!

Silvrlady

Anonymous said...

Not just X files (I've never heard that one), but the Twilight Zone will do nicely. You know, DUH, DUH, DUH, DUH. Then repeat.

Silvrlady

RedWood said...

"I don't care who gave the info to him, I don't care if he hacked or not.."


What matters really is if Holder and the DOJ will prosecute him under the espionage act, rather than ignore the BPP in Philly or take up action against a sovereign state such as Arizona or waste resources on a muslim cow who wasn't given a leave to go to MECCA!!!!

Or if this doesn't matter to Holder, then we are in worse shape than we ever thought.

Are we no longer a nation of laws? Or a nation of whimsical morons who don't see the real dangers to America?

We really need a Nationalistic, charismatic leader who we will follow and who sticks to the letter of the Constitution. We need a leader who will stand against the muslim onslaught, the illegals, the corrupt bankers, the corrupt lawyer / congressman, the perks and the Rangels of this country.

An America that will no longer be a hostage to the empty cries of "racism" ( while accepting handouts and protected status due to color like Waters) , PC or victimhood as well as the slime of the ACLU.

Someone who wil not yield when it comes to serving and protecting Americans and their futures, their jobs and their livelihoods against the CHicoms, Mexicans and Koreans.

I want it made in America and stay in America. And I want to cut the nuts off of the saudi sheiks by drilling in every place that yields energy.

Doing so in the interests of National security thus becoming independent and no longer hostages of Whabbi's and their brand of terror.

beamish said...

RedWood,

There's the saying and then there's the doing.

The United States has laws against religious persecution that don't matter in the Sudan.

Applying US law to Assange, a foreign national on foreign soil is going to be hard, the hardest part being US law is irrelevant outside our borders.

beamish said...

Okay, in the expectation that I'm supposed to say something risque, rude, and uncalled for, Assange looks like Bill Maher's and Tim Robbins' ass baby.

RedWood said...

Beamish....

so long as you accept islam as a "religion" then we'll never stop it's barbaric tenants or it's ultimate conquest.

With all due respect for your sis. Maybe you should ask her just what appealed to her to become a muslim in light of it's well documented barbarity and treatment of women?

Ask her if the mosque she attends ( separately from the men ) gives "sermons" on jihad, resistance or war against the infidels.

And, I really don't care what laws they decide to dust off to get ASSange or the gay Manning. So long as they make their remaining lives a living hell.

Mustang said...

Birds of a feather ...

Anonymous said...

Beamish, classified info accepted and released to the press by a foreigner does not absolve him from guilt.

While Assange may not come under our laws regarding classified info, we have to take into account we are at war.

Given that reality, he then becomes an enemy combatant IMO. He cannot skate because he's not an American. He must not.

If this administration holds a foreigner as untouchable, then it's all over. I have no mixed feelings about this. We either take measures to protect our intelligence or we don't.

We are not privy to the ramifications, we can only guess. However, our classified info is not for public consumption. We can't pick and choose what we prefer to know because we're curious.

Curiosity is not an acceptable reason for undermining our intelligence community, and especially our relationships with other countries.

Intelligence info gathering is a process. Sometimes taking years to develop. Be careful about what you'll tolerate to satisfy your thirst for knowledge. The cost may be too high!

Pris

Z said...

I was FURIOUS Britain allowed him bail then I remembered this is over the sex thing, right? NOT ESPIONAGE? Or am I wrong?

beamish said...

so long as you accept islam as a "religion" then we'll never stop it's barbaric tenants or it's ultimate conquest.

On the contrary, I accept Islam as a religion comprised of barbaric tenets geared towards conquest.

Everybody wants to rule the world.

Even we want to see Islamic mendacity and duplicity demolished and its adherents held to account to a more civilized acknowledgement of human rights and dignity. Bashing them over the head with Tomahawk missiles isn't going to change Islam.

While Assange may not come under our laws regarding classified info, we have to take into account we are at war.

Given that reality, he then becomes an enemy combatant IMO. He cannot skate because he's not an American. He must not.

If this administration holds a foreigner as untouchable, then it's all over. I have no mixed feelings about this. We either take measures to protect our intelligence or we don't.


That's the thing though. We can't "un-rape" ourselves. What's done is done.

As much as we want Assange to "pay for his crime," we can only take steps to make sure something like this never happens again.

What are we going to do, prosecute everybody in the world that downloads the Wikileaks database for themselves, or furthers making it available on other websites?

The secrets are out. There's no way to make them "secret" again. Can you imagine how Kafka-esque that trial would be?

"You are hereby charged with knowing something we don't want you to know. We can't disclose what we know you know that you're not supposed to know, but you know you weren't supposed to know and now know. How do you plead?"

It's embarrassing, yes.

But its like prosecuting people for laughing at you. Can you stop them?

Or can you stop them from getting more things about you to laugh about?

beamish said...

What's the big secret anyway? That our incompetent State Department is headed by a moron carrying out the foreign policy of an imbecile?

Who didn't know that already? Certainly not the governments of other countries.

FrogBurger said...

Question to people: Would Assange be a problem if he had not found military-related information but instead things about the bailout, Obama, etc.?

Again, Assange may be a danger but people who give the information are the ones that are truly problematic. The whole focus is on him, and not on the people who leak the information from the inside.

My real concern is the fact that governments will find a way to use this as an excuse to control the internet. That's already on the table.

I'll take the risk associated with Assange over the internet controlled by governments, especially when the leftists are in power.

FrogBurger said...

I think there's something else going on with Assange.

Not only the latest leak is full of "useless" information but also people were talking he may have had financial information related to TARP funds (Napolitano mentioned it). I wonder if that's what really is at stake here. And I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. The FED, banks and gov are corrupt.

beamish said...

My real concern is the fact that governments will find a way to use this as an excuse to control the internet. That's already on the table.

That's precisely what this is about.

beamish said...

Clinton's "clipper chip," the crackdown on peer-to-peer networking (Napster, et. al. )in the name of "protecting copyrights," the Chinese banning of Google...

Leftism can't survive the free exchange of information.

"An informed citizenry is the bulwark of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson

An accident on an oil rig justifies a complete ban on offshore drilling altogether, in the same sense that there would be a ban on light bulbs across America for someone shocking themselves.

Leftists will not tolerate even one reasonable person believing them capable of rational thought, and will do everything in their power to convince you that they are mentally retarded.

And so it is with this Wikileaks scandal. Because of the inevitable result of placing morons and imbeciles in charge of keeping classified material secret in a left-wing government may (and did) lead to a faggot with emotional problems accessing and leaking that material, we have to shut down the internet to stop it from happening again, rather than say, not putting morons and imbeciles in charge of keeping classified material secured.

We're not going to remedy this problem if we're too nice to acknowledge that leftists are the dumbest people on the planet, and too tolerant to consider that innate stupidity of leftists when it comes to giving them something to do.

Ticker said...

"My real concern is the fact that governments will find a way to use this as an excuse to control the internet. That's already on the table." FB

Never let a serious crisis go to waste…it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before – Rohm Emanuel

Be Aware, very Aware!

Chuck said...

They're both equally creepy

Ducky's here said...

I enjoyed Allen West's reaction: "Government should be censoring the American news media."

I wonder if Allen will be taking Michelle Bachmann's classes on the Constitution. Freedom of the press and all, something the right will throw away in an instant.

beamish said...

Freedom of the press and all, something the right will throw away in an instant.

"There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.'" - Senator Jay Rockfeller (D - Stupidville)

Yeah, you can tell that guy's left-wing. Not even spreading out his apathy for a right-wing news channel to include a left-wing news channel to "appear fair" can hide the fact that he's a Senator totally unaware that the FCC does not regulate cable television.

You always play to lose, dontcha Ducky?

beamish said...

Florida's Rep.-elect Allen West denied on his Facebook page Tuesday that he said the media should be censored for reporting on the documents released by WikiLeaks. The tea party-backed Republican claims he said the media should be "censured" - not "censored."

"It has never been my intent to quiet or censor the press or anyone for that matter utilizing their right of freedom of speech granted to them under this country's great American Constitution," he wrote. "The confusion comes with the word censor...when I meant censure -- in context that the media should be harshly criticized for printing the damaging documents Assange has released which so clearly puts our soldiers and country at risk."


And Jay Rockefeller still doesn't know what the FCC's jurisdiction is.

Misspeaking vs. ignorance.

Z said...

"I wonder if Allen will be taking Michelle Bachmann's classes on the Constitution. Freedom of the press and all, something the right will throw away in an instant."

If closing down the press in America's in the Constitution, then Bachmann's right and, also, we need a new constitution, but it isn't....where do you get that, Ducky?
The real worry is the leftwingers are pushing, pushing, pushing to the point where such lies will be said about blogs, etc., that this gov't WILL sharply CENSOR the internet....you don't get that?
There are people setting others up so the right has to be VERY careful how hard they react.

And, of course, we must defeat Obama next time...we MUST.

cube said...

You may be onto something. Have you ever seen them both in the same room? Or maybe they were separated at birth? They're both idiots.

MK said...

I hear the asswipe is hiding out in his bumbuddys mansion, hiding from Jason Bourne type assassins no doubt. The bwave little pile of crap.

Anonymous said...

I see the resemblance, but Assange looks more like a WASP than Maher.

Both of them are disgusting creeps.