America, remember it?
The army field manuel lists 19 technics that can be used. It also states very clearly that harsh interrogation is a "poor technique that yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say what he thinks the (interrogator) wants to hear."
Bush vetoed a Bill today that would of banned water-boarding.
That sends a nice message to the world. Don't you think?
When asked last week what he thought about the possibility of gas rising to $4.00 a gallon by spring, he replied, "I haven't heard that."
Nice to see he is keeping up on things.
Like a kid who knows the summer break is coming soon, he doesn't even have to pretend like he gives a shit anymore.
" A vote against McCane is a vote for the terrorists."
That's what my Dad says anyway.
Really? Hey, if they don't listen to a guy with the middle name of Hussein, who will they listen too? Cause I don't know if you have noticed or not, but the bombs and bullets don't seem to be working.
The Republicans, their philosophy and their programs have absolutely failed in every way.
Oil is at an all time high of $104 a barrel.
The Dollar has never been in worse shape and the value of a typical American's home has dropped by 50% in some parts of the country.
We are occupying a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 or had weapons of mass destruction at the cost of a Billion dollars a week while the budget for next year has cut millions of elderly from the drug prescription program and veterans care.
All this done by a man who claims Jesus as his saviour?
I'm not worried about the terrorists who are Muslim. I'm worried about the moral equivalent of war that has been declared on the average American while Bush sleeps at the wheel.
That's what it is too, the moral equivalent of war.
What else can you call it?
When I point this out to Dad, he simply repeats back, "9/11!"
That was seven years ago. If someone had been paying attention to other things just as important as fighting terrorists, we might not be so fucked at the moment.
It didn't work for Rudy, and it simply won't work to blame all our troubles on it anymore.
Who gives a shit about flag pins and experience? Seriously. Rome is burning and people want to make a big deal out of Obama's middle name? Go for it. But when you lose that job and the house payments are getting higher and higher, are you going to yell at the bank, "9/11!"
I don't think so.
Diebold Inc., maker of automated teller machines, security systems and voting machines, was the recent target of an unsolicited $2.63 billion takeover offer from United Technologies Corporation, a leading aerospace defense contractor.
The NY Times editorial board sees a problem with a defense contractor, that has a strong corporate interest in the outcome of presidential elections, having any role in the counting of votes, should the takeover succeed.
Look, call me a conspiracy nut if you want, but in all honesty would you feel comfortable with a company that makes billions of dollars in profit as long as were at war controlling the very tool of Democracy?
Do you know what the actual definition of fascism is? It is the Government and corporations working together. How did the Fascist keep control of the population in days past? Spies, intelligence gathering on it's own citizens and passing laws that enabled the corporations to do what they wanted at the expense of the greater good of the people.
Well, lets see.
We are spying on our own citizens, Corporations get what amounts to welfare on a scale that has never been seen before in the history of the world and the common man, you and I, are getting a $300 check in the mail to stimulate a flagging economy. Just to tell us about this wonderful news, the Government is spending 45 million dollars to send letters out telling us if we qualify for these checks.
Give me a fucking break!
Go to sleep America. American Idol is on soon. Go get a frapachinno down at Starbucks. Relax. We have it under control. Your kids will have less of a chance at the "American Dream" than you did, but it's OK. There will always be the sweet Novocaine of VH1, MTV and FOX.
Look at Brittney and Lindsy. Those crazy kids!
Vote? Why bother.