Thank the God of Your Choice that we in the blogosphere can say Shit! Beccause this story demands it!
A $75 million project to build the largest police academy in Iraq has been so grossly mismanaged that the campus now poses health risks to recruits and might need to be partially demolished, U.S. investigators have found.Read below the fold...
Enemy Combatants: A dangerously broad definition of â€œillegal enemy combatantâ€ in the bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply this label to anyone he wanted.
Powder not dry enough? Read below the fold...
Story of The _Ballpark_At_Arlington
Bush league (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Bush league is a general term used to describe an action or thing as being amateur, inferior or crude. In a literal sense, it refers to a low- quality minor league in baseball not associated with any of the major league teams. The term originated from the state of minor-league fields that often were ringed with shrubs and bushes.Read below the fold...
I've always wondered why the big rush to pass the pro-torture detainee bill.
"Time is of the essence," said Rep. Tom Cole (news, bio, voting record), R-Okla. "We must move this legislation to the president's desk."
But why? After all, habeas corpus has been part of our common law tradition for almost a millenium, since the Magna Carta; and the principle of judicial review is part of our Constitutional system of checks and balances. Read below the fold...
Others have written upon the coming Torture laws with far more precision than I can ever hope for, but there is one idea I've not seen injected into the discourse much. I have had the honor to hear Angela speak in person on the topic, and I strongly encourage you to become familiar with her work. Read below the fold...
We haven't heard your eloquent speech on this subject. We'd sure like to!
But we don't think that's very likely. Buh bye, Barack.
Wake up and smell the Kool-Aid. Useful idiots like you are always the last to go--but go, they do.
New Campaign Ads Have a Theme: Donâ€™t Be Nice
The result of the dueling accusations has been what both sides described on Tuesday as the most toxic midterm campaign environment in memory.
OK, so much for the feelings. What about the facts? Here's the buried nugget: Read below the fold...
Remember the two sisters who blew the whistle on State Farm Insurance's diligent attempts to get out of paying policyholders what they were due from Katrina damage?
Yup. They're being sued. For "violating the Alabama Trade Secrets Act and breaching confidentiality agreements with the company." Also known as
"br[eaking] the law when they turned over reams of internal State Farm records to attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. Read below the fold...
Let down your troops!
Send them to death
But never say oops
Repeat after me:
Torture and lying
Will set us all free
Christ on the Cross
You've made him a slave
And yourselves the Boss
What do you know?
Flying so high
And sinking so low Read below the fold...