it has diversified commentary, and in replying, Shepard put on her most
condescending and self-glorifying voice to say this:
think, um, we’re now at a stage where the debate is between dialogue
and diatribe, and I wish there was more dialogue. I think there’s more
That’s from the same person who refuses to “dialogue” about her views outside of NPR-affiliated confines.
Well, and also, wouldn’t it all be better if we just didn’t raise our voices so much? I agree that what you call a thing matters, I just don’t believe for a minute that torture isn’t torture if you lower your voice. I’m sorry it upsets some people that here on the Internets we say fuck, and treason, and talk about the most apt karmic bitchslap for those who ran this country for the past eight years. But I’m also sorry about ALL THE DEAD PEOPLE, and somehow that never spurs a discussion about how uncouth it is to fuck up two wars and let a city drown and turn America into an international punchline.