Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Tailgunner Joe" protects us from videos

Serial draft-deferrer and Homeland Security Chair Joe Lieberman is bravely taking the War Against Terror to a new battleground, with a patently absurd letter addressed to Dr. Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Google, Inc.

Apparently, our self-appointed representative of the Thought Police doesn't like that people are free to post videos on Youtube that might contain images or ideas contrary to his apparent plans for total regional war in the Middle East!

At least, it seems that way to me.

To his credit, Dr. Schmidt removed several videos that contained violent or illegal content, then he responded with this:
"While we respect and understand his views, YouTube encourages free speech and defends everyone's right to express unpopular points of view," the company said. "We believe that YouTube is a richer and more relevant platform for users precisely because it hosts a diverse range of views, and rather than stifle debate, we allow our users to view all acceptable content and make up their own minds."
It's ironic that wimpy Joe Lieberman, who managed to avoid serving our nation in Vietnam by slithering out on multiple college deferments (thereby saving himself the pain of shooting off a toe or the shame of admitting to being a homosexual), is suddenly taking the war to Youtube.

Hmmm...I wonder if Joe harbors any OTHER reasons for hating the online video service...could it be THIS, or THIS, or THIS, or a million OTHER videos that feature Joe Lieberman looking like the political hack and dangerous wacko he is?

Oh, and if you're wondering where the "Tailgunner Joe" reference is from, watch this video:



(h/t to Sue from MLN and DailyKos)

6 comments:

oldswede said...

On top of Connecticut's Joe problem, the MSM is becoming aware that our past Senator, Prescott Bush, had financial dealings with the Nazis. Prescott is the pater familias to the Bush crime family.
On The View, of all places. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar brought it up on Monday, according to Raw Story.
Behar said, among other things:
"One more point," continued Behar, pulling out a prepared statement. "It's very interesting and ironic that George Bush, Senior's -- er, George Bush, this one -- his grandfather . . . he was a United States senator, Prescott Bush. Okay -- he was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany."
How could such a nice liberal state like Connecticut end up with these albatrosses?
Considerable uproar ensued.
oldswede

CT Bob said...

Heh heh! I'm sure it did. Calling granddad Bush essentially a Nazi sympathizer and profiteer will get a reaction from that crowd.

jen wc said...

I just hate it when I'm embarrassed by my state.
(But I grew up in Waterbury, so I'm kinda used to the shame...)

Anonymous said...

LEAVE JOE ALONE...YOU PEOLPE NEED A NEW TALKING POINT

Anonymous said...

Not sure if that picture is Joe Lieberman at a Nazi party rally. But if it is you better take it down immedately or I will contact the ADL!!!

CT Bob said...

It's a photoshop of a still from the movie "1984" with Joe Lieberman's head in the giant TV replacing Big Brother, you ignorant douchebag.