Posts Tagged ‘torture’
All utterances are questionable. All communications are subject to measurement against a standard that one can easily justify even though one has merely pulled it out of one orifice or another. There is a place where this kind of communication is favored, revered, honed and practiced, and imposed by force of will and repetition on those who do not come to the table armed with snark and oppositional in affect.
That place is known…as the blogosphere.
Military thugs still busy brutalizing prisoners; torture ordered during failed WMD search; Howard Zinn on Obama’s mindset; Rumsfeld, “intelligence,” and the bible; Kuwait elects first female MPs.
Graham Backs Pelosi in CIA water boarding briefing dust-up, investigation of Rove advances, investigation of Coleman advances, and details coming out of the hearings on torture.
Civilians caught in the battle, the humiliation of a lifetime, the most annoying governor of all time, torture investigation, and garbage to green.
Lend me your ear! Astrologers are on top of the Coleman-Franken recount story…Fox threatens to shoot President, Reverend Jackson–symbolically, at least…protesting for better health care…no prosecution for torture memo authors?
Welcome to the 90th edition, continuing the tradition bequeathed to Quiche Moraine by the intrepid Johnny Pez. For those new to Quiche Moraine, this is a collaboration of blogging excellence conceived and maintained in the hopes of inspiring liberals to write about food and stuff. An example of “stuff” intended for publication is the blog carnival. Hmm. Blog carnival. Liberal. What could be a better fit for Quiche Moraine than the Carnival of the Liberals? It’s a go!
Coleman/Franken recount update and talking about torture: examining the “margin of error” argument, Coleman lawyer not big on equal protection, federal campaign finance complaint filed against Coleman, Coleman asks for and receives another delay in seating a Minnesota senator, report and video show how America treats those in its power, examining the efficacy of torture, Obama administration holds out possibility of prosecution, Bob Woodward says this story isn’t going away, appeals court rules Guantanamo Bay detainees are not “persons,” and CIA prisoners still missing.
Obama’s middle way: wiretaps and state secrets, torture, economic rescue plans, Cuba and South and Central American policy, Obama’s faith-based council, and the anti-Obama reaction from the right.
National politics edition: U.S. economy looks more like an emerging market than an established one after undue political influence from finance, Obama administration is attempting an end run around Congress on bailout rules and reporting, documenting the administration’s ties to finance,Nassim Taleb predicted the collapse and explains what needs to happen next, the possible return of Eliot Spitzer, Spector no longer supports a vote on EFCA, war demands sacrifices from dogs too, state legislatures focusing on voter “fraud” instead of real issues, Congress may fillibuster Justice nominee to protect Bush administration, and being denied health insurance for needing it.