Friday, December 28, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Best in Class

Sara, over at Orcinus, puts it more succinctly than anyone I have read on this.
And she give examples of when to remember the proclivities of teh asswads.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Luke. Without the light-saber

Unseat the Dark Lord
Seriously, folks, sign the petition!

We now return to our regularly scheduled atrocities/mayhem...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I am not a candidate

but I approve this message:

Be corrupt, you have frineds; stem the torrent of corruption; you have a thousand venal mouths against you. Men resolved to do their duty must be content to suffer such opprobrium.

Edmund Burke

Bless his itty-bitty heart

I am picking myself up off the floor from this:

"...that's what band-living ground apes do."

Monday, December 10, 2007


Thanks Publius!
A five year old scandal or a scandal unfolding before our eyes?
What a choice.
Heckuva job Nance. Atta-boy Steny.


Once again, Larry is the go-to guy for the word out of Langley.
This time about destroyed tapes and Italian judges.
His riff at the end is the emotional dagger (to someone progressive) that is set up divinely by the empirical timeline.

Happier Dean Broder?

I Tortured

Can't Brian Ross get a gig somewhere else?
I hate linking to Mickey Mouse News!
I hope that this former agent has his Intelligence Liability insurance premiums up to date.
I wouldn't put too much faith in the folks upstairs helping out.

Saturday, December 8, 2007



You'd think so

In Their Own Words

At Firedog Lake, Emptywheel spotlights Senator Whitehouse's indictment of the legal justifications that have led to our current sorry state of affairs.
Follow the link to the speach.

Yes Virginia, there is a Senator who understands what is being done to the Constitution.

Private Contractors?

Over at his place, Larry Johnson casually drops this bomb re the ruckus over the most recent disclosures of shenanigans at the CIA:

I am skeptical. When the truth comes out I think we are likely to discover the
people doing the questioning were contractors, not undercover Agency officers.


I have two (rhetorical) questions:

A. You are doing WHAT in my name?

B. Do we (you know, us) have to cover for these dirtbags?

Larry also discusses the joy of the DC lawyers about this seasonally appropriate gift.

Welcome to the wild world of "Free Market" Intelligence. Welcome to the consequences that come with the privitization of something that should be divorced from profit (economic or political). Is the niche market of Intelligence Liability underwriting (and concomitant litigation) really that lucrative?