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, 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!

And ... for more ways to do charity for free, see: