jump to navigation

A Mixed Bag Thursday April 3, 2008

Posted by judylobo in Animal Videos, Photography, Politics, Videos.
Tags: , , ,
trackback

ugh.jpgAre they simply shuffling the chairs on the deck of the Titanic again? The Pentagon has announced they will be shutting down the unit that spied on, among others, Quakers in its forever expanding Constitution destroying spying program GASP!

John Yoo’s War Crimes – If you have some time today – check out this comprehensive article from Salon.com about John Yoo – the man who brought torture into our lexicon. FYI – if it were not for the ACLU these things would stay in the dark for a much longer time.

John Yoo’s Memorandum, as intended, directly led to — caused — a whole series of war crimes at both Guantanamo and in Iraq. The reason such a relatively low-level DOJ official was able to issue such influential and extraordinary opinions was because he was working directly with, and at the behest of, the two most important legal officials in the administration: George Bush’s White House counsel, Alberto Gonzales, and Dick Cheney’s counsel (and current Chief of Staff) David Addington. Together, they deliberately created and authorized a regime of torture and other brutal interrogation methods that are, by all measures, very serious war crimes.

– Dan Abrams takes on the ‘teflon John’ issue for us. Thanks, Dan.

– That stupid 700 mile long fence along the US Mexico border is nuts. The Bushies declared that they were going to ignore some 30 environmental laws and regulations in order to accelerate its project to build this wall. Michael Chertoff under the umbrella guise of Homeland Security (I still hate that name) can pretty much disregard anything that gets into his obsessed ‘security-minded’ head. Maybe our do-nothing Congress will get off its collective fat asses and do something about this. Even the New York Times editorialized about this in today’s paper.

– In the ‘always leave’ em laughing mode – heard the expression ‘when pigs fly?’ Well get a load of this !

– For those that like their bubble burst: How the BBC made flying penguins:

Advertisements

Comments»

1. bonnieluria - April 3, 2008

Loved those penguins. Think the BBC can put the current thugs in charge on a green screen and transport them to Jupiter for the next commercial?

2. A Mixed Bag Thursday : Max Mainstreet - April 16, 2008

[…] A Mixed Bag Thursday [ ugh.jpg]Are they simply shuffling the chairs on the deck of the Titanic again? … the US Mexico border is nuts. The Bushies declared that they were going to ignore some 30 […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: