Saturday, March 08, 2008

Why We Must Not Torture

1. We're the good guys.

2. The Constitution's 8th Amendment

3. We gain a HUGE propaganda advantage by not torturing

4. The bad guys gain a HUGE propaganda advantage if we DO torture

5. Torture yields no reliable intel; its function is to cow a subject population

There are other reasons but the above suffice.

Friday, March 07, 2008

England in 1819 / USA in 2008

"An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,
Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
Through public scorn, mud from a muddy spring,
Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know,
But leech-like to their fainting country cling,
Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,
A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field,
An army, which liberticide and prey
Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield,
Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay;
Religion Christless, Godless -- a book sealed;
A Senate, Time's worst statute unrepealed,
Are graves, from which a glorious Phantom may
Burst, to illumine our tempestous day.

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Do I really have to translate this into 2008 for you?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

McCain Answering The Red Phone?

It's three a.m. ....

(Phone rings)

McCain: Snore!

(Phone rings)

Mrs. McCain #2: Honey, wake up. It's for you!

(Phone rings)

McCain: What?

Mrs. McCain #2: The Red Phone!

(Phone rings)

McCain: Who is this?

Phone: It's a crisis. There's a problem in the Gulf of Mexico.

McCain: The Gulf? Bomb Iran now. Maximum force strike!

Phone: But sir ...

McCain : Do what I say! Immediately!

Phone: (click)

McCain: Snore!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Do Charity For Free: Download a Cookbook!

What could be easier? Through March 31st, 2008, you can download a free cookbook and get $1 donated to the Charity "America's Second Harvest". Just go to http://www.celebrityitaliantable.com, click on "Download Cookbook", and follow directions.

Now, of course the sponsors of this cookbook are hoping you'll sign up for their email newsletter. That's up to you - you'll probably like it, but anyway it's optional. So why not give it a try?

The Price Is Right!

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