When have we ever legislated for torture? Torture for me is Pelosi, Feinstein, Obama, and McCain demagoguing about America’s image, standing in the world. And the issue of “torture”. Maybe this is kind of like what it would look like if the Amish banned their use of SUVs to combat global warming? Isn’t this redundant,… Read more »
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Meet Jay Nixon. File him under “feckless.” Jay Nixon is the Governor of Missouri. He’s a moron. Here’s why. Nixon declared himself “thunderstruck” by images of the Ferguson police department. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today he was astounded by some of the images that came out of Ferguson depicting what he described as an… Read more »
Curious. About three weeks ago Boko Haram abducted 300 girls in Nigeria and is threatening to sell them as slaves. Michelle Obama has just discovered Boko Haram. She’s “outraged.” She sees her own daughters in this horrible event and she “demands action.” She also wants everyone to know how upset she is. Anyone who has… Read more »
While I’m not one to bash Michelle Obama over this, I found this amusing, in response to the First Lady’s hashtag photo: A friend of BlackFive’s from Ranger Up posted the following: Photo credit: Katy Gunderson
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and Let Slip the Dogs of War These few words, give pause to all but the most dense, when leaders pound the drums of war and death. Only a few understand the real message, yet reading these words makes hardened warriors contemplate the utter horror of war. A British Commander during the Middle… Read more »
image courtesy redbubble.com Over at Legal Insurrection, Bill Jacobson believes that George Zimmerman must be found innocent and I wholeheartedly agree. Logically, it should be a slam dunk of “Not Guilty” on all charges, since the evidence clearly shows Zimmerman was acting in justifiable self-defense as he was being beaten by Trayvon Martin. Or at… Read more »
Remember when Christopher Hitchens and “Mancow” requested to be waterboarded so that they could experience how unpleasant the whole sensation is? Well, enter Actor and rapper Mos Def: Rapper Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has been filmed being force fed to highlight the treatment of inmates Guantanamo Bay. Made in conjunction with human… Read more »
-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein
Prologue: This essay is a chapter from an historical novel I am writing about the Oregon Trail. The essay was inspired by the book and passions of Captain John Stedman (1744-1797). He was part of a volunteer expeditionary force sent to Surinam from Holland; the expedition was an attempt to suppress a maroon uprising, an uprising that was never quelled, his personal deployment spanned five years. Captain Stedman’s entries and drawings provided the basis for the publication, ‘Narrative of a Five Years’ in 1796. It recorded the expedition’s campaigns against the Black Slaves who were in revolt against their Slave masters in Guiana, off the Atlantic coast of South America.
THE Kuala Lumpur Tribunal on War Crimes sat for five days in the courtroom at the Al-Bukhary Foundation to listen to charges against George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzalez, David Addington, William Haynes II, Jay Byber and John Choon Yoo of the United States for the torture of detainees held in the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo detention camps.