If I say something in a particularly compelling way, then I love to be quoted for it and for others to join me in describing facts in a particularly powerful way. The Root, which is the Black-focused blog started by Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for the Washington Post, says:
Another blog, Tasered While Black, keeps a running log of black Americans killed or abused in what it calls "police pre-trial electrocution."That's my way and now our way (and now our way) of giving the proper gravitas to the act of police shocking a "subject" to death when they often have no reason to arrest the "subject" in the first place. Please quote me because I'm eloquent or funny or insane, but not because what I say is "inherently true" simply because it comes out of my mouth. That's sycophancy. It's Hitlerian and I want no part of it.
Since I'm a trained and practiced attorney, I've learned that judges in court are not interested in my opinion about jurisprudence in a particular area, unless I can back up my assertions with compelling citations to statutes and case law. I'm not offended by their insistence that I prove my assertions, because I know that I cannot inform my readers and the public until I have informed myself. When I go through the process of researching an issue, I make the sources of the facts clear, and I also make and publish screen-shots of sources that I think might subsequently be taken down or otherwise disappear from websites.
See the wedding album and honeymoon photos of Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga, for a clear and obvious example. Since MAMZ had every reason to take the wedding album down once its significance was pointed out, I took screen-shots of the photographs and text that were posted there that became essential to tying MAMZ to his Salvadoran oligarchy family and their right-wing activities.
I hear that CIA-trained Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) was on Meet the Press recently. Hmmm. Adolph Hitler's Germany hosted the 1936 Olympic Games, but the added fame Germany won there didn't make the Fuhrer any less dangerous. In fact, it only encouraged Germany and helped him position that nation for what was come. So, keep an eye on Markos Moulitsas. (SourceWatch.Org) Eventually, he will be revealed to be just as positive for American leftists as the Fuhrer was for German Jews.
I predicted in 2006 that the 2008 Presidential Election would focus on ending the "43-term white male monopoly of the presidency". I predicted that Hillary and Barack would be the strongest candidates and the race would be decided between them. This was five months or so before either of them announced that they would run for the presidency. (See "Contrarians Should Stop Bashing Barack and Hillary" (Diaries, All Topics), posted by francislholland on 07/01/2006 04:32:56 PST, 43 comments.)
I've also gathered the facts about Markos Moulitsas, which have been cited over a million times at Google. Those facts point toward a massive train-wreck between his self-serving misinformation campaign about his own history, and his posturing, on the one hand, and reality on the other hand. Because the lies cannot told indefinitely when the truth is so close at hand, I predict that there will be a public confrontation between Markos Moulitsas' lies about himself and the reality, and at some point in the not-too-distant future. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party and its progressives will be at least spectators and, at least to some degree, participants in that train-wreck. Don't say I didn't warn you!