Friday, May 07, 2004

Six Nails Of Truth Fired From A Nailgun Of Sarcasm Into The Head Of Falsehood

Not As Bad As We Think, Just Worse From the beloved Smirking Chimp comes anarticle about the Red Cross, who has known for a long time about the abuses in American-controlled Iraqi prisons and says that there are "worse things than what are shown in the photos." The article also links to this piece that descibes a US practice of "ghost detainees" who are moved around the prison to avoid them being interviewed by he Red Cross.

You Don't Have to Get on a Plane And Go to Some Fancy Foreign Prison to Get Tortured by Americans... Was anyone else upset by the fact that two of the prison guards involved in the torture at Abu Ghraib were prison guards back in the States? As this Reuters article describes, many of the same abuses that scandalized the world in Abu Ghraib happen on a regular basis in American prisons, with little to no publicity or outcry. Said Judy Greene of Justice Strategies, "When I saw Bush's interview on Arab TV stations, I was thinking, had he ever stepped inside a Texas prison when he was governor?"

Blood Is Thicker Than Brain Matter The family of Lynndie England (AKA "Captain Thumbs-Up" inthe torture photos from Abu Ghrab) are rallying behind her, claiming that she was merely "at the wrong place at the wrong time." They are also furious at George Bush for claiming that he was "disgusted" by the photos of England and others. Who the fuck could defend those photos? Oh, wait Rush Limbaugh could...

Shut Up You Fat Pill-Scarfing Bastard
Transcripts from the Rush Limbaugh show courtesy of the excellent Media Matters for America website (more here).
" I think a lot of the American culture is being feminized. I think the reaction to the stupid torture is an example of the feminization of this country." "Maybe the people who ordered this (the torture in Abu Ghriab) are pretty smart. Maybe the people who executed this pulled off a brilliant maneuver. Nobody got hurt (except the two men beaten to death). Nobody got physically injured." "The thing though that continually amazes -- here we have these pictures of homoeroticism that look like standard good old American pornography, the Britney Spears or Madonna concerts or whatever..."

CEOs Soon To Be Struck Down By Lightning Bolts McDonalds stock slipped yesterday when the public learned that the company's new CEO (who replaced the former head who suddenly died of a heart attack) had just undergone surgery for colorectal cancer. The CEO of ClearChannel just underwent brain surgery and the Japanese head of McDonalds also recently died of a heart attack. Damn.

-The Sikh Geeh