Please torture me in the old way … Here they destroy people mentally and...– Letters From Guantanamo. Shaker Aamer has been detained in Guantanamo for the past ten years without committing a single offence. “Fears are growing for the welfare of Mr Aamer, from south London, who is now 45 and has a wife and four children. He has never met his youngest son. His lawyers are...
Politicalprof: Rick Santorum is really, really not... →
Compensating for something? politicalprof: From Charles Blow: various Rick Santorum quotes about sex and its role in destroying “good” America— ———— “It comes down to sex. That’s what it’s all about. It comes down to freedom, and it comes down to sex. If you have anything to do with any of the sexual issues, and if you are on the…
On a somewhat serious note today because of a conversation the other day: I...– You Didn’t Thank Me For Punching You in the Face « Views from the Couch (via obliteratedheart) One of the best things I have ever read. (via coffeelikewater)
Politicalprof: In Which David Brooks Gets... →
politicalprof: NY Times columnist David Brooks has been on a fairly annoying kick recently of offering pieces filled with what he thinks are big ideas about the shape of contemporary society and then addressing their “meaning” … all within the word limit constraints of the NY Times editorial page. It hasn’t…
Inauguration: Over There (4.15)
CJ: The guy across the street is beating up a pregnant woman. You don't go over and try and stop it?
Toby: Guy across the street is beating up anybody, I like to think I go over and try to stop it. But we're not talking about the President going to Asia or the President going to Rwanda or the President going to Qumar. We're talking about the President sending other people's kids to do that.
CJ: That's always what we're talking about, and in addition to being somebody's kids, they're soldiers and sailors. And if we're about freedom from tyranny, then we're about freedom from tyranny, and if we're not, we should shut up.
Toby: Back at the office, you were telling Will -
CJ: He said that to Will cause that's what we say.
Toby: You were't even there.
CJ: It's what we always say.
Toby: On Sunday, he's taking an oath to ensure domestic tranquilty.
CJ: And to establish justice and promote the general welfare. Stand by while atrocities are taking place, and you're an accomplice.
Toby: I'm not indifferent to that, but knuckleheaded self-destruction is never going to burn itself out? You really want to send your kids across the street into the fire?
CJ: Want to? No. Should I? Yes.
Toby: Why? And don't give me a lefty answer.
CJ: A lefty answer is all I've got.
Toby: Why are you sending your kids across the street?
CJ: Cause those are somebody's kids, too.
Men Have Sex Too →
It’s been another busy week for the male guardians of women’s bodies. We had the multimarried Rush Limbaugh attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who had testified to House Democrats on behalf of women in need of contraceptive coverage. While she did not speak at the actual congressional hearing about the health-insurance debate, Limbaugh still […]
Politicalprof: Mitt didn't have to do it ... →
politicalprof: So as Mitt Romney continues to fail to entice conservatives to his campaign cause, a thought: He didn’t have to do it. He didn’t have to try to appeal to the Republican Party’s conservative base to win the nomination. Indeed, “Massachusetts Mitt” might have been better situated to win the…
Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly...– Cormac McCarthy. (via supersonicelectronic)
CNN Contributor Dana Loesch Defends Virginia... →
dceiver: Lordy, Dana Loesch might be one of the dumbest people ever put in front of a teevee camera to have the noises they make recorded for posterity. The short version of her succession of bleats and grunts today amounts to this: “Once a woman welcomes ONE foreign object in her body, she is clearly signalling consent for all other that might want to follow.” Again, I can’t stress this enough:...
Firth of Forth: On the Tumblr #Politics Tag →
politicalprof: There is an interesting and it seems to me entirely appropriate debate going on on Tumblr right now about how the #Politics tag works, the kinds of posts that get marked with it, and in particular whether the vile and hate-filled bloviations of one of the Tumblr #Politics…
Four years ago with Democrats, the tension in that race was which of two...– Steve Schmidt, on MSNBC