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Quote of the Day || June 20, 2013

“Nobody liked my Berlin speech. I knew I should have said I was a jelly doughnut.”

– Barack Obama

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

14 Responses to Quote of the Day || June 20, 2013

  1. One of the reasons why Obamas popularity is quickly vanishing in Europe is the unmasking of the spying network. I don´t believe that many here can see that Snowden did anything wrong, on the contrary. I think we agree that this man did the world a great service, he opened our eyes on what´s going on. Don´t misunderstand, we are all at war with terrorism but it´s infuriating when authorities look the other way when it comes to the real threat, Islamist extremism. The surveillance should be redirected and focused in that direction.
    I read that Roger Simon ( Pajamas Media ) feels that he lives in fear nowadays. The fear of being watched. And so does his friends. I can understand that when living in a country with an IRS that abuses it´s fearful powers.There is also the possibility of self censorship and that sources won´t talk anymore. A fear that may silence the free speech. I think that people in the media ought to obsess about it but I don´t think many really do. Yet. We should never take free speech for granted. And I can´t understand why we should protect people whose ideology is to silence all of us.

    • Well my email got hacked in the middle of the night yesterday and sent out some link to everyone I have ever emailed in 8 years . Pretty pathetic since my 85 year old Mom is the only one I really email anymore. Hope they fell asleep from boredom:)

      • Island Girl: I asked about this a few days ago. My email was also hacked, again, this year. One of the recipients is a tech guy, who helps me from time to time. He told me that yahoo was hacked during last weekend. Not that Yahoo bothered to notify me. I don’t know who your server is, but you should change your password.

        • Every now and then when I shut down my computer, a warning pops up telling me that someone else is using this computer and do I wish to proceed.

          I just assumed it was some glitch in the wi-fi signal in my neighborhood. Now, I’m not so sure what it is.

          • I’ve gotten that. Well, they can see me at my anti-admin best on this site–my emails are pap. By the way, I find none of the explanations of Prism to be compelling–too vague. And when I say, what if you are wrongfully caught up in some mess–some people say that is hypothetical. Well, isn’t it also hypothetical to say, “What if your kid was killed by a terrorist?” I should buy stock in the Straw Man Store.

    • swedishlady: I sense that quite a few of us (journalists and civilians) are feeling like Roger Simon. I keep replaying in my head the rant from the film Network – “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.” Before the internet, emails, cells phones and the entire gambit of tech devices, we often would talk about J. Edgar Hoover, who according to reports had “files/dossiers” on all the politicians and well beyond. Today, every department has them. The world has been turned upside down more than once, but dangers and limitations existed. Not so today. To think that the Wright Brothers gave flight to the world and jihadists used it against us September 11th, 2001. Simply put, there is no technology that can bridge the 7th and 21st centuries and sadly, we are all caught in the big fishing net of trawlers(FBI/IRS/CIA and they have caught the rare and protected fish with the carp in the “nets”. I agree with you, the “they” have over-stepped their bounds by leaps and bounds.

      The media would do well to keep at their desks the Niemöller quotation:

      “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Socialist.
      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
      Because I was not a Jew.
      Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me. “

  2. And now Drudge posts that Wikileaks notes that the reporter, Hastings, who died alone in a fiery auto crash, contacted them just before he died. Hastings’ last post was a wake-up call about domestic spying.
    The death toll is piling up.
    By the way, where is Granny Jan?

  3. No, he’s not a jelly donut (Ein Berliner), and it wouldn’t make sense for him to say he is.

    The main difference is that some people actually LIKE jelly donuts…

  4. Not a jelly donut so much, but maybe tropical storm Barry is aptly named for him?

    It’s an expensive and pointlessly destructive nusiance that can kill arbitrarily, and seems to be avoiding the United States. They have a lot in common, actually…

    Maybe it would like to be re-named Barak? After all, most of these get their start in Africa, like our Hopey, but a name change may allow it to seal it’s past and pretend like it came from HERE…