I am swamped and have meetings all day, so unless Tim comes out of hiding, this is it for the day.
1.) Democracy Now has an interview with a psychologist who examined Padilla.
A quick note- I am noticing a new meme pop up (I saw it in the comments at the Volokhs, and saw it again here), and that is that Padilla was not in solitary confinement because we were trying to break him, but because it was unsafe for him to be in the general population. Let’s try to track that baby over the next few days and see if we can figure out where it came from, because that sure is a beauty.
2.) There appears to be more hard evidence that Attorney General Gonzalez is a liar. I am sure you all are as shocked as I am.
3.) Chip Pickering joins a growing list of Republican incumbents who are opting to not run again in 2008.
4.) Jenna Bush is engaged. I still contend Barbara is the cute one.
5.) Three more miners were killed and six injured in the rescue attempts in Utah. I would not want to have to be part of the inevitable discussions taking place today over whether or not to continue the rescue attempts.
6.) The administration plan to use satellites, discussed for days in the blogosphere, is getting some more media attention (in fairness, the discussion started because of the WSJ, so it is not like blogs are “pushing” this debate).
7.) And, for you hard-core WoW dorks, I present to you the greatest enchant ever:
Oh, oh shit. I’m sorry. I’ll clean that right up.
Completely agree. Babs is the hottie.
Why do so many Southern Congressmen sound like characters on Hee Haw? Saxby Chambliss, anyone?
That would excuse his being turned into a vegetable, then.
Note to self, even if I have to vote for that woman with the voice that hurts my head, it will be necessary in order to reclaim an America that we aren’t ashamed of.
A heartbreaking story. What can be said about this except that these rescuers are amazing heroes? Personally I can’t see how the rescue attempt can continue, but I don’t understand the risks of mining well enough to even have an opinion.
You think Jenna Bush is fat? Compared to Nicole Richie, maybe — Jenna looks like about a size 8.
Unfortunately, she’s got her daddy’s beady little eyes and perpetually ‘impaired’ expression, but a tubbo she’s not.
Personally, I like how the MSM is emphasizing that she’s marrying “a loyal Republican,” lest we commoners think she’s sullying herself with some knave who didn’t drink the royal kool-aid. Although given that it’s Jenna, it was probably more like the royal jello-shot.
She was always a little chunky, but we think she’s expecting, actually.
1. I heard the psychologist speaking about Padilla’s torture and found myself both ashamed and angry. HOW on earth can anyone justify what was done to that man, regardless of his crimes? The Rosenbergs, Tim McViegh and John Allen Muhammed will all tried having been given access to counsel from day one.
This guy, a failed AQ wannabe gets his mind scrambled by reverse engineered SERE techniques, is denied access to counsel for 3.5 years and eventually gets convicted of charges that are shadow of the trumped-up nonsense the government orginally claimed he was guilty of.
Yet there are people; some of them who post on this very site, who would call Padilla’s trial and conviction an example of “justice”.
‘Tis (another) sad day for our Republic.
2. Bush and Gonzalez. Twin Poster boys for _______________ (insert malign social ill here)
3. Another Republican dashing for the exit before it ends up looking like a bit from the 3 stooges.
4. Today marks the death of the 4000th coalition death in Iraq, sources say….Look over there! Jenna Bush is gettin’ murried!
5. Don’t really have much to say about the mine tragedy, other than “America to blue collar workers – Yes, we STILL consider you to be disposable. Enjoy your hazardous occupations and subprime mortgage forclosures”
6. I had no idea Tony Scott was making a documentary when he filmed this piece of shite
7. Nice enchant, although the blade itself doesn’t seem to do a lot of dmg.
Are you guys on glue? Jenna Bush may be many things, but she is most certainly not chunky or fat. Her face has a round shape to it, which probably makes people think she’s heavier than she is, but looking at her figure, she’s no more than a size 8, I’d say.
I don’t think she is fat at all. I do think that Barbara is much more attractive.
And it stoned me. To my soul.
I fucking knew it, man. here
The Other Steve
I’ll start out the discussion on why we still dig tunnels.
We need more strip mining, less tunnels.
Lots and lots of really heavy dirt and rocks overhead, ready to come crashing down at any moment. Lots of really shitty air to breathe and dark, dank conditions. Just about the worst work conditions I could ever dream up. Gotta figger that they’re probably moving too fast in an effort to reach the others….
Heros? Hell yeah.
Read Haggerty’s report, and what can I say but that Padilla loves Big Brother.
I wouldn’t mind being the meat in a Jenna -Not Jenna samwich.
Move over Jose Padilla, it’s time to detain Michael Vick without charges for a few years…
I disagree. I don’t think Bush’s mom is the cute one…
Not me, my gut reaction to having contact with a Bush woman is basically suicide.
Heartbreaking? Only a moonbat would think that. What this really is, is a sign from GOD that we shouldn’t elect a MORMON president. We obviously didn’t get the hint from the FIRST earthquake sent to punish those cultists and because of our ignorance and trying to rescue them GOD killed more cultists!!!
Seriously, it is sad. TPM was talking about it and already connected it to the VA one in that both mines have been sited for safety violations and the man in charge of MSHA couldn’t even get confirmed by the senate because of his own safety record, he was a recess appt by bush…
That’s a very pretty sword you have there, sir.
WashPost describes the mining mountain as essentially “collapsing slowly”. They’ve honeycombed the thing with such poorly supported tunnels that it’s coming down from the inside out. If those miners were lucky, they were killed instantly in the collapse.
And Bush’s mining overseer was so incompetent that even the old rubber stamp Republican Congress wouldn’t appoint him – Bush put him in as a recess appointment.
People like you and Kevin Phillips help to keep me hoping for the best.I linked here originally from Orcinus several years ago,before your Schiavo epiphany,and now you are linking to Amy Goodman,one of the only sources of critical news reporting over the past 6 years.If Democracy Now had the audience it deserves,we wouldn’t be as deep in the shithole we’re in.
Dreggas slipped in there while I was typing :)
Things like that make me want to load Diablo II again simply because it had items of uberness.
Then again I see Sacred II is coming out soon and there is another expansion for the original called Sacred Plus that I may have to buy. Sacred was fun as can be.
Quit playing politics with a tragedy. This is no time to play the blame game. Everything is partisan to you Dems. BDS, bitches. You’re smearing the memories of those who have died by bringing this up. No one other than Newton could have foreseen the collapse of a mountain with a hollowed-out center and top heavy. By the way, Clinton’s got The Jubblies, which makes her unfit for anything.
I was watching the news this morning and I thought “What would blogs for brownback do?” or WWBFBD
Why do coal mines hate America?
Third Eye Open
People dying due to rank incompetence…
Well established rights for American citizens being dismantled…
Blizzard attempting to turn our children into Pagan worshipers…
and, Republicans still breeding with their own…
Y’know, the only problem with our gene peool, is that there are no lifeguards…
Happy Friday, Bitches!
I had to Google Jenna Bush to remember which one she was, and what did I find? A picture of Jenna’s..um…Bush
Mining…not for all the money in the world.
Well, to understand what and how you can make a mountain fall apart, you have to know and believe in engineering and science. So clearly most of our corporate overlords are off the hook. And much of the rest of the Republican party as well.
The very thought makes me shrivel like I’ve been dunked in an ice bath.
I’m a kinky, twisted perverted MoFo and I wouldn’t even wanna be in that “samwich”.
quick! alert the wingnuts, the Army is trying to defeat the Army!
I won’t be surprised if the next thing the right says is that Padilla wasn’t really in solitary confinement because he was constantly with his interrogators and torturers, and how could you call that “solitary”?
And that’s saying quite a bit.
On a slightly side note, I know a lot of guys get all giggly with thoughts of twin sandwiches, but think about it: do you really think that any of these girls want to see their sibling getting plowed? I love my sister, but the idea of sharing a guy with her? Ew…yucky.
Then again, I’m not one to talk, as I would could quite happily imagine myself snuggled quite cozily with Ronde and Tiki Barber.
I just assumed all hot twins were really kinky like that.
They could even tag in like they do in pro wrestling.
I shall surmise that the “bn” is for “billion” and commence with my guffaws.
Just no forearm shivers or eating the turnbuckle’s foam.
Third Eye Open
At least we still have a mastery of Englush…
Actually, it was a “$63,000,000,000 billion” lawsuit. Yes, 63×10^18 dollars, not a mere 63×10^9.
Well, that didn’t quite work the way I intended, but you get the idea.
Yeah. I mean, surely you’re not suggesting that porn is somehow misleading, are you, Krista?
Seriously, though, I’ve always found the “getting with twins” fantasy to be gross and pretty stupid on par with the straight guy fantasy to get it on witha couple lesbians. Hint: If they’re actually lesbians, they are not at all interested in you and your penis, dude.
How can you read Hegarty’s interview and not think of 1984 and the re-education of Winston Smith?
“…Also he had developed, actually, a third thing. He had developed really a tremendous identification with the goals and interests of the government. I really considered a diagnosis of Stockholm syndrome. For example, at one point in the proceedings, his attorneys had, you know, done well at cross-examining an FBI agent, and instead of feeling happy about it like all the other defendants I’ve seen over the years, he was actually very angry with them. He was very angry that the civil proceedings were “unfair to the commander-in-chief,” quote/unquote. And in fact, one of the things that happened that disturbed me particularly was when he saw his mother. He wanted her to contact President Bush to help him, help him out of his dilemma. He expected that the government might help him, if he was “good,” quote/unquote.“
I knew it. Every woman in the world is a lesbian! It all makes sense now.
Jesus, you call yourself an American? Go to Canada where apparently they reason that stuff out too. Down here we dream and pray our fantasy has at least a 1% shot at coming true some day. It’s the American way. Without that, there’d be too much time for rational thinking.
Hmmmm…hot lesbian twins.
Speak for yourself next time.
hmmmm well the whole “if they were lesbians…” part is very true but I dunno there is something about hot lesbian twins. So long as they aren’t related to me I’m not the one who has to deal with the whole incest controversy, I’m just along for the ride.
Jesus man, throw a NSFW tag up would ya?
BWAHAHAHAHA ya should have known better than to click on a link referencing the words “Jenna” and “Bush”.
Perhaps fantasies are supposed to be stupid. But “gross”?
How about Jenna & Barb with that Loyal Republican, soon-to-be-betrothed-to-one-of-them guy…and then Dubyah…no, Barb Sr. (aka “Granny Bush”) walks in on them.