Sunday’s got a slave

Hypocritical, the GOP opposes Obama stimulus plan. Now look, I’m no more in favor of flushing money down the toilet than the next woman but really – where was all this objection to the republican authored bailout? Didn’t think so. Kindly shut the fuck up.

pope reinstates Holocaust-denier or more properly, he cancels the excommunication (I can think of fewer things less intimidating than being told that high officials of the catholic church won’t talk to me…..) But the real money shot is down at the end.

Uneasy relations between the Vatican and Israel have been further strained by plans to declare Nazi-era Pope Pius XII a saint, despite widespread criticism of his inaction during the Holocaust.

Ah….WHAT? Someone tell me why it’s ethically wrong to hatehatehate the Pope and his stupid church again? On the heels of that, Der Pope continues to “redefine” Church History in much the manner of the recent “Bush Legacy” nonsense….save that I think every sitting Pope ever has done this. Note to would be “top five worst presidential administrations” – the Catholic Church has been doing it better and longer and no one (else) seems terribly outraged – you should learn a lot from these guys.

Like a chittering trained monkey, poor Joe Biden says he now has to think about everything he says oh you poor flustering baby! Momma’s very very sorry you didn’t learn to…………..hold that shit in by the age of four. Fucking hell what a whiner. I mean, c’mon, let him speak his mind. Let’s see how long it takes for him to make another crack about the population of Indian and Pakistani Americans at his local QuickYMart.
Dumb ass. It would seem that the notion of the VP’s office being redefined to make the President look good by sheer “Please don’t let him speak”ery on behalf of the Vice Preisdent’s office is back in vogue again. See also J. Danforth Quayle*.

In GitMo, lawyers freak out at the sudden prospect of having to follow legal proceedure

Several former Bush administration officials agreed that the files are incomplete and that no single government entity was charged with pulling together all the facts and the range of options for each prisoner. They said that the CIA and other intelligence agencies were reluctant to share information, and that the Bush administration’s focus on detention and interrogation made preparation of viable prosecutions a far lower priority. ….. A second former Pentagon official said most individual files are heavily summarized dossiers that do not contain the kind of background and investigative work that would be put together by a federal prosecution team. He described “regular food fights” among different parts of the government over information-sharing on the detainees.

In other words, “Oh shit, you mean we need to PROVE these people are terrorists? Run in circles scream and shout!” Yes, you do. Get with it. On a related note or two – A Very comprehensive overview of the history of Guantanamo Bay

For those of you upset about Mohammed El Gharani I suggest you look at the Amnesty International listing for the 2,225 “child offenders” serving life without parole (LWOP) in the American prison system. (Personally I think it’s more complicated than that. Given that I don’t think a lot of people ever become any more emotionally developed than they are at seventeen or eighteen. “Grown up” is a misnomer, when it isn’t an outright lie. Nonetheless, some of those on that list are eggregious beyond words. Quite a few.)

May I say that the spellchecker here on Word Press is eternally at about a fifth grade level of education? Doesn’t care for my two dollar words at all……

A new study finds that human brains are wired to agree with large social groups….which doesn’t explain me one bit. Brain damaged I guess. 😀 At any rate, I find it most interesting that the brain interprets disagreeing with a group as a form of punishment. Neat that. But if you’re not interested in being a slave to your own neurochemistry, fear not. Soon, you can get NRE in a bottle (probably as an inhalant, don’t ask me why I think that…..)

This article from Newsweek makes me want to stab my eyes with razors it’s so full of it.

* you may recall one of the many “highlights” (though Not for children) of his time as VP – citing the L.A. riots as a result of eroding moral values and decay of a traditional family structure. You know, the “cause” for EVERYTHING. Just ask one of those neo-cons. No not the ones backpedaling and putting on a festive tie, the other ones.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on January 25, 2009.

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