Saturday, February 17, 2007

Shining A Green Tinged Light On The News.....

Military Asks "24" Producers To Stop Promoting Torture

In fact, Finnegan and the others had come to voice their concern that the show’s central political premise—that the letter of American law must be sacrificed for the country’s security—was having a toxic effect. In their view, the show promoted unethical and illegal behavior and had adversely affected the training and performance of real American soldiers. “I’d like them to stop,” Finnegan said of the show’s producers. “They should do a show where torture backfires.”

Wonder why Net Neutrality is so important? The Agonist Spins a Tale.....

Questions That Should Be Asked

I wonder if the U.S. government has ever asked the Iraqi government the following question:

If the war started between U.S. and Iran, on which side the Iraqi government will be?

Who knew the Pope was a dinosaur. (Frank Gaffney Smackdown Deluxe)

I can't grab the video, so go to Crooks & Liars to see Colbert take Fauxs' Steve Douchey to town over trying to take away Helen Thomas' pressroom seat.

Major Kudos to my fellow Bloosier John Good on catching this..

KSFR says NO to unnamed source stories

After the recent widely-publicized stories in the main stream media about weapons from Iran allegedly killing Americans in Iraq, based completely on unnamed sources, at least one smaller news outlet has had enough of it.

Bill Dupuy, the news director of the public radio station KSFR in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has directed his staff to ignore national stories that quote unnamed sources. He also challenged other news outlets to take the same stance.

PUNKS. All 5 Reps that parroted the "Slow Bleed" meme on the floor yesterday, well, they are just f***ing punks.

If only their rhetoric matched their voting record. In October 2003, as insurgent violence in Iraq was growing and military equipment shortages were becoming increasingly problematic, Rep. David Obey (D-WI) proposed an amendment shifting $3.6 billion to pay for better equipment and other quality-of-life measures for U.S. troops. Not one of the five voted for it.

That’s a real recipe for “slow bleed.”


At 3:18 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Surnow is a freakin wack. You read the New Yorker piece...Certifiable. 24 is his "vision" of the world...

At 5:02 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Ooooo, Padlock, you gave us a veritable potpourri!

Thank you!

Now let's go have that box of wine and Cheetos.

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

LOL, funny you should mention cheetos, I'm going to put a box together for the Saturday Night Losers Club to put on auction for Ykos '07, and cheetos is one of the main ingredients!!

At 6:48 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

As usual, Paddy, you have impeccable taste.

I can only hope it's a vintage bag...say, Expiration Date 2/28? I understand Cheetos of that quality are provocative, frisky, yet mellow enough to be enjoyed with a box of red OR white.


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