Monthly Archives: October 2006

Your Sac is Large and in Charge

Yes, I am completely immature. I read the website for the souped-up beanbag, the LoveSac and chortled at a select few quotes and the implications of scrotal imagery:

  • Utility straps reduce the size of your Sac to fit through doors and crevices.
  • For those who can’t handle the sheer girth of a SuperSac, we offer something to tantalize your taste buds.
  • No house is a complete house wihtout two of these babies fulfilling your Sac needs repeatedly.
  • You think your Sac is already too large and in charge?

Pointed to from AskMeFi’s "Please help me with my delfated sac…"

Once Sex Begins, ‘No” Means Nothing

Fantastic:

The appeals court said that when the jury asked the trial judge if a woman could withdraw her consent after the start of sex, the jury should have been told she could not. The ruling said the law is not ambiguous and is a tenet of common-law.

So if Clinton taught us that oral sex is truly sex then does that mean that once you start giving oral sex that you have no ability to stop the procession into intercourse?

How We Trained the Iraq Death Squads

From the Independent:

Yet, ironically, the death squads are the result of US policy. At the beginning of last year, with no end to the Sunni insurgency in sight, the Pentagon was reported to have decided to train Shia and Kurdish fighters to carry out "irregular missions". The policy, exposed in the US media, was called the "Salvador Option" after the American-backed counter-insurgency in Latin America more than 20 years ago, which led to 70,000 deaths and countless instances of human rights abuse. As the US and British policies in Iraq reach the last stages of unravelling, there are increasingly frantic calls to the Prime Minister, Nour al-Maliki, from Washington and London to rein in the government-sponsored death squads. The problem is that the militias, well armed and entrenched, are connected to political parties who know that Mr al-Maliki is dependant on their support.

HR 5122 Allows President to Station Troops Within US to Suppress Public Disorder Without Consent of Governors

You thought that torture bill was bad – that same day this got signed:

President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law. It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President’s ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions.

[A]llows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."

Full text of the bill.

USA Drops to 53rd in Freedom of Press

So much for that amendment.

Congrats to Iceland, Ireland, Finland and Netherlands at #1.

The United States (53rd) has fallen nine places since last year, after being in 17th position in the first year of the Index, in 2002. Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of “national security” to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his “war on terrorism.” The zeal of federal courts which, unlike those in 33 US states, refuse to recognise the media’s right not to reveal its sources, even threatens journalists whose investigations have no connection at all with terrorism.

Lynne Cheney is a Fucking Monster

Did anybody else catch Mrs. Dick on The Situation Room with Blitzer?

CHENEY:  I watched your program last night and I was troubled.

BLITZER:  All right.  Well, that was probably the purpose, to get people to think, to get people to discuss these issues because …

(CROSSTALK)

CHENEY:  Well, all right, Wolf.  I’m here to talk about my book, but if you want to talk about distortion …

BLITZER:  We’ll talk about your book.

CHENEY:  Well, right, but what is CNN doing running terrorist tapes of terrorists shooting Americans?  I mean, I saw Duncan Hunter ask you a  very good question and you didn’t answer it.  Do you want us to win?

BLITZER:  The answer is, of course, we want the United States to win.  We are Americans.  There’s no doubt about that.  Do you think we want terrorists to win?

CHENEY:  Then why are you running terrorist propaganda?

This is some crazy shit. She’s a monster.

"Do you want us to win?" is the same as "Don’t you support the troops?" and "What about the children?" UGH.

Update – Blitzer responds.