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Category Archive: torture

Jul 10 2009

That Flushing Sound You Hear Is America’s Moral Authority Going Down the Toilet

So, Mexico’s been torturing suspected drug traffickers. When America slapped its wrist by threatening to withhold funding for the drug wars, their response was, basically, “Fuck you, you fucking torturing hypocrites.” While the neocons were salivating over their Jack Bauer dreams, we DFHs saw this coming a mile away. We knew America was pissing its …

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May 27 2009

Hannity, the Defiant Coward

Are you fucking kidding me? I’m getting rather ambivalent about having celebrities get waterboarded, even when it changes their opinion like Erich “Mancow” Mueller. It’s torture, now he knows it. But the more it is done the more it becomes a parlor trick in too many eyes. It’s torture, it’s a crime not a game …

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May 24 2009

Olbermann to Hannity: “You Are Now Unnecessary”

Keith Olbermann has pronounced Sean Hannity a superfluous piece of shit: Last night on Countdown, Olbermann announced that he was rescinding the offer to Hannity, and instead giving $10,000 to charity following radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller’s waterboarding attempt. Olbermann promised to donate to the charity Veterans of Valor, founded by Sgt. Klay South, who …

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May 23 2009

Torture Apologists on Parade: Flying Cow Edition

Unlike Sean Hannity, Mancow isn’t afraid to put his water where his mouth is. Alas, as he discovered, empirical evidence trumps ideology: On his radio show this morning, “conservative libertarian” talker Eric “Mancow” Muller set out to prove that waterboarding isn’t torture by having himself waterboarded. But instead, after enduring “6 or 7 seconds” of …

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May 20 2009

Torture Apologists on Parade: WWF Smackdown Edition

I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t have much respect for Jesse Ventura. Mind you, I rooted for him when he won the Minnesota elections and became a governor – mostly because the media et al had been such dismissive fucks, and it was fun to see them shocked that a lowly wrestler from a third …

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May 18 2009

Torture Apologists on Parade: Freudian Slip Edition

Most of you have probably already seen David Waldman’s masterful performance on CNN. If not, here ye go: You’ll notice a Center for American Progress representative spouting Con talking points there. Glenn Greenwald gave her a spanking: This is what she said: The American people right now are actually not interested in this sideshow and …

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May 16 2009

Torture Apologists on Parade: Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? Edition

I do believe Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has hit a nerve. Newtie’s outraged: The other day, I compared Newt Gingrich to an erupting popcorn maker, spewing incoherent talking points in every direction. Today, he offered a good example of what I was talking about. [snip] “I think she has lied to the House, …

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May 15 2009

Torture Dumbassitude on Parade: Cheney’s Guilty as Hell

It’s becoming something of a spectator sport: who’s gonna top the dumbfuckery next? It’s a good thing I’m not playing a drinking game, because I’d be suffering chronic alcohol poisoning. I think Rep. Pete Hoekstra won today’s event: In a tense interview on Fox News today, host Shep Smith repeatedly pressed Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) …

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May 14 2009

Torture Testimony: Stupidity on Parade

I’m not sure what Sen. Lindsay Graham ate for breakfast before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee’s hearings on torture, but it must have included some heaping helpings of Instant Idiot. Here he makes the argument that the older something is, the more useful it must be: In today’s hearing on detainee interrogations, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) …

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May 13 2009

Torture Apologists On Parade

As the “debate” on torture drags on and on (and on and on and on), it’s gone from merely disgusting to completely absurd. We’re seeing displays of outrage by people who are so morally corrupt that – well, it can’t be described, only demonstrated. For instance, Cons believe that releasing photos of torture is wrong: …

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