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How to eat a decent meal despite it all ...

You'll need a baking-size potato, a piece of butter the size of a small egg, three or four cloves of garlic, an onion half again the size of your butter, about half a cup of flour, about half a cup of milk, a little top round steak, some salt, fresh-ground pepper, a cast iron skillet, and a beverage of your choice. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

I woke up one morning in a civilized country.

And by the time I went to bed, I lived under a regime that sanctioned torture.

Funny, life. Read below the fold...

AP actually reports news on Bush state-sanctioned torture

The bloom seems to be coming off the rose on the Republican "compromise" sanctioning torture, if this story by AP reporter Anne Flaherty is any guide. It's much more, well, truthful than her earlier efforts:

Interrogations deal grants Bush leeway
[E]nough legal parsing was added to the bill to achieve the president's desired effect anyway.

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Bareback Andy's not looking so good now, is he?

Uggabugga reminds us how foolish we were to trust Andy, and how foolish Andy was to trust a Republican. Lucy and the football time!

Andrew Sullivan got suckered:

From his post of 15 September: (excerpt)

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Pro-torture Republicans to run on torture

Either that, or the enormous size of Bush's potent tool. It's hard to tell which, some days:

Republicans hope that an accord reached between the Bush administration and GOP senators on the treatment of terror-war detainees means the party can go on a campaign-season offensive on the issue of protecting the country.

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Go read Froomkin on state-sanctioned torture--while you still can

Not that I'm pessimistic about the prospects for a free press now that the Republicans, after a little kabuki to help McCain win SPAT votes in 2008, has enshrined torture as our national policy in the Global War To Get Close Enough To Steal The Next Election (GWTGCETSTN). No, not at all. Give Froomkin some love. Questions to ask: Read below the fold...

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Torture: another GOP youthful indiscretion

From vastleft.com:

Celebrating his deal with the devil on handling of terrorism suspects, John McCain said:

"There will be no more torture. There will be no more mistreatment of prisoners that would violate standards of conduct we would expect of people who work for the United States of America."

"No more torture" is a more-than-tacit admission that our country has been torturing prisoners. Read below the fold...

George Orwell would be proud of us

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It's obvious, but it has to be said: "Coercion," "alternative procedures," "tough tactics," et cetera, are all euphemisms for torture.

And when you hear these euphemisms used, say in the soothing tones of your Morning Edition announcer, this is what's under disccussion:

Under Republican rule, our country has adopted torture as a policy.

Shameful, shameful, shameful.

Does anybody believe that these policies won't end up blowing back domestically? Just read Michelle Malkin or listen to Rush. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

I mailed the radio station and they gave me the song I was looking for: "The Edge of Love" on Long Island Shores, by Mindy Smith.

Normally, my disdain for sensitive female singer-songerwriters is equalled only by my disdain for sensitive male singer-songwriters (Joe Strummer excepted, of course). I don't know what's coming over me, these days.

Now to listen to the windows rattle in the wind from Canada. Read below the fold...

Nature morte

Frost warning tonight.

garden

So, I picked everything. Tomorrow, I'll rip out all the vines. Read below the fold...

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Viva Chavez, Fuck Bush

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The Noam Chomsky book is now #2 on Amazon, up from #20,664 before Hugo's speech. Read below the fold...

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Drive it like you stole it ... 'cause they're not leavin' anything behind.

Herewith, definitive evidence that industrial scale "agricultural production" is evil. Look how damn many brand names the Salinas Valley supplies ...

First E. coli in hamburgers (remember Jack in the Box?)

Then Hep A in green onions. (remember Chi Chi's?)

And now?

E. coli in spinach. Before they're done you won't be able to eat anything anymore.

Safety tip: build yourself some window boxes. Raise yourself some beans, tomatoes, peppers, and greens.

Source from: FDA.gov Read below the fold...

All you need to know about John Sidney McCain

[UPDATE What Digby said. Some fucking rebellion. Who was giving Harry Reid the inside dope on McCain's moves? Joe Lieberman? Balkin has the detail: "U.S. to be First Nation to Authorize Violations of Geneva".]

"Group hug!"

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Are you tired of hearing Bush tell you he has a large cock?

david_michelangeloI sure to God am. After the Moderate Republicans "compromised" on torture, Bush remarked:

"I'm pleased to say that this agreement preserves the single most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks," Bush said.

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Natchitoches, Mesa, Redlands, Farmington, Las Vegas

Providence, and five other cities buried sons or daughters who died in Iraq. Twelve, in silence, tonight on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Not the same twelve as last night.

Twelve more. How many roads, indeed? Read below the fold...

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