First, Ace of Spades:
From: Karl “Ace of Spades” Rove
To: The Dextrosphere
Re: Your apparent mental retardation
Stop linking the foaming, insipid Glenn Greenwald.
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Not even Glenn Greenwald knows who the fuck Glenn Greenwald is. The other day, he was buying some batteries at Radio Shack, and, per their procedures, they asked him his name. “I have no idea who I am,” he’s reported to have said.
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I swear to Satan All Mighty, if one of you drooling imbeciles knee-jerkedly links to this no-talent no-account nobody again, I’m going to send Dick Cheney after you dressed in his “Gimp” outfit and a hunting cap.
Good points all — and there’s much more at the link.
Second, a quote from an excellent movie I just finished watching tonight: “American History X.” If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Here’s a memorable quote that sums up the moral:
Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it.
Those are the two unrelated thoughts. Ace’s and the movie’s.
Now. Here’s the synthesis of Ace’s point and the movie’s point.
I hate utter dishonesty. But my hate is baggage. It pisses me off and upsets me. It gets my blood pressure up.
If some people are actually paying attention to the utter dishonesty — like if it is coming from a large media organ like the Los Angeles Times that people actually pay attention to — maybe getting pissed off now and then is worth it.
For the public good.
If some random dishonest leftist douchebag is dishonest — it’s not worth it to get upset over.
[Said to self, with head bowed, eyes clenched shut, and forehead furrowed with concentration:] End the Glenn Greenwald posts, Patterico. End them. Yes, he’s a liar. Yes, he’s a putz. But he’s also not worth your time.
Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it.