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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Karl Rove AND New Methods of World Domination

Well, it appears despite all protests by the increasingly desperate and pathetic (as if they were ever impressive) Bush administration, Karl Rove looks like he's going up the river. Or at least, going to be mildly scrutinized behind closed doors. There's a nice article in the New York Times, which recounts all of Scott McClellan's denials past, and just how much of a patsy his is.

Of course, his job is "White House Spokesman" which means "The Mouth of Sauron." So what can you expect? His job is to lie, over and over, until you say "Hey, we'll never get him to stop lying. Write down whatever he says." When he doesn't lie, he just fails to say anything at ALL of substance.

Noted in the Times is now the legal parsing of just how "illegal" it was for Rove to name a covert CIA operative to reporters. When that's where your headed in your arguements, even if some court says "Ok not technically illegal" that means it was unethical, evil, false, treasonous and above all, wrong. Just not, according to every dotted eye and verb in the incredibly dense law, deserving of jail time.

I don't care if Rove goes to jail. I want him to resign. And I want everyone to start naming names. Because who exactly told Rove what he knew? And if it was classified, and he released it, to get back at someone for attacking Bush, then Rove deserves the political chair. As he always has.

On another note...I just discovered a new method of World Domination. It's getting increasingly hard NOT to feel like you can do ANYTHING the CIA can do with the internet. We should all just start keeping Dossiers on each other for fun.


Oh my Lord, that's my house. And your house! And look at you in the window! Why are you wearing a bow-tie?


jones said...

The really interesting thing about Google Earth?

It is only available for PC users.

Which essentially means that the vast majority of people over thirty can aerially spy on the vast majority of people under thirty without fear of retribution.

Also, this is the first time it has truly dawned on me that there is a generational and vocational gap which is so well depicted by what kind of computer one has. Have a Mac? You are probably under 30, work a job you dislike, and consider yourself poor and/or an artist. Have a PC? Your job pays far better and/or you spend way too much time playing video games on the internet.

Freeman said...

As always, good point Ben Jones. But I have a PC, which means I am...um...just some jerk with no imagination.