Torture: A Modest Proposal

How about we take Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and all of these other manly men who scoff so dismissively with great contempt at the various kinds of illegal “torture” — oops, sorry, “enhanced interrogation techniques” authorized by the Bush administration — and subject them to each and every one of the methods that have been painfully outlined in the OSC memos released earlier this week…

And how about we broadcast that live on TV? Don’t you think we could learn an awful lot of enlightening stuff about what’s really going on with the U.S. government? Because… you know, these “enhanced interrogation techniques” actually do “work” at getting to the truth, right? And don’t we all deserve to know the truth at absolutely any cost?

Update: Never let facts get in the way of things…

Rae on Ignatieff (Part III)

Here’s the final part of the interview between TRNN’s Paul Jay and Bob Rae. In this segment Jay focuses on Ignatieff’s initial support for the Iraq War (referencing his NYT editorial supporting the notion of “Empire Lite” — a “global hegemony whose grace notes are free markets, human rights and democracy”)

Interesting that Jay “outs” himself as being “not a fan of the Conservative Party” (hardly a secret) but this is one criticism of the Real News that I have which is their tendency to present an unrelentingly slanted viewpoint from the left side of the political spectrum.

Not Feelin’ the Conservative Love

Mike Brock is a “bitter man” — in fact, a “very bitter man.” Gee, ya figure?

Stephen Harper is sliding in the polls and I couldn’t be happier about it.

You see, Mr. Harper, when you tell your entire base to essentially go fuck itself by under-bussing the social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, and libertarians all at the same time, what you have left is the Conservative equivalent of Jason Cherniak beating his tired drum. It’s embarrassing.

I do hope Michael Ignatieff wins the next election, because I don’t see that he could be any bloody worse than what we have now. I don’t. Even social conservatives have shared this view with me in private conversation.

Tut, tut. Whatever would Mrs. Crux and the other loyal cultists of the Stephen Harper Fan Club say about such raging incivility and “potty mouth” language?