Archives for April 20, 2009

I know exactly how Obama feels …

President Mobotu Sese Seku, Kuku Kibombi, dictator of Zaire and arch typical fascist leader, once shoved a book in my hand, sort of like how Hugo Chavez shoved a book in Obama’s hand. Republicans did not mock me as they are now mocking Obama, mainly because I was not President of the United States of…

Impeach Judge Jay Bybee

In one of the more nauseating passages, [of the recently released torture memos] Jay Bybee, then an assistant attorney general and now a federal judge, wrote admiringly about a contraption for waterboarding that would lurch a prisoner upright if he stopped breathing while water was poured over his face. He praised the Central Intelligence Agency…

You can bank on it, I think. Eric Holder has apparently been moving in that direction, and JD officials were a bit put off on hearing Rahn Emanuel’s comments to the contrary. Holder may name an outside counsel to investigate torture. This is coming from Newsweek via Rachel Maddow.

This is being reported: President Barack Obama does not intend to prosecute Bush administration officials who devised the policies that led to the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Sunday. [Earlier,] … he said “it is our intention to assure those who carried out their duties relying in…

Finding Facebook

“Hey, look! I’ve located my first love! Cool, maybe we can go have dinner or something!” … precisely the words a newlywed husband was hoping to hear from his wife …

Hawking to Hospital

Physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of “A Brief History of Time” who is almost completely paralyzed by motor neurone disease, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said on Monday. Hawking, 67, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in Cambridge, where he teaches as a professor of applied mathematics and theoretical physics.…

Did Salieri Kill Mozart?

…I sat in the bar with the old man from Italy and thought about how much of our common knowledge of historical events is based on the plots of movies. Talking to Vincenzo forced me to step back and question these assumptions that I myself make. If I learn something from a movie, before I…

Start me up!!!!!!!!!!

Blogospherics

PZ Myers promotes development of two headed chimeric monsters, despite warnings by church. Details here. a Nadder points out how America is Ruining it for Everyone in the area of Human Rights: Keeping Questionable Company Two safety related posts: Deltoid: Study Says Minicars Increase Safety Denialism Blog: Trauma II

Magic Beagle

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