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Archive for May, 2009

Republicans don’t understand how torture and abuse radicalizes our enemies. (UPDATED)

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 Sometimes I just have to ask: “Do they REALLY not understand something so simple or are they being deliberately obtuse just to gin up support from their base?” Such was my thinking last week as former Vice President Dick Cheney went on his “Please don’t prosecute me” Tour to accuse President Obama of making the […]

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May 26, 2009
Posted in: Politics, Rants

Does Chairman Steel even understand role of Supreme Court?

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 On May 1st, President Obama announced he considered “empathy” a key quality when considering the kind of nominee he would be seek to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. Naturally, Republican’s went into hyperbole wondering just what the president meant by an “empathic” judge. RNC Chairman Michael Steele criticized the very idea of […]

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May 17, 2009
Posted in: Politics

Soldier kills five troops. Why was he still there? (plus note on Cheney)

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 While this is NOT a story decrying the continuing sin of “Stop-Loss”, it very well could be as Sgt. John Russell, who shot and killed five of his fellow soldiers Monday while serving at Camp Liberty in Baghdad was on his THIRD tour of duty at the time. But this isn’t a story about Stop-Loss. […]

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May 12, 2009
Posted in: Politics, Rants

If A=B and B=C, why doesn’t A=C? Condi Admits Bush Authorized Torture.

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 What should of been a major news event last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice actually argued that their use of “torture” was not “illegal” because things authorized by the President are, by definition, “not illegal”. (eerily reminiscent of Nixon’s, “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.“) No surprise […]

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May 4, 2009
Posted in: Politics, Rants