Saturday, May 30, 2009

YOU MAKE THE CALL - CHICAGO CUBS PITCHER CARLOS ZAMBRANO - DID HE GET THE RUNNER OUT OR NOT @ HOME PLATE?

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The Chicago Cubs pitcher - CARLOS ZAMBRANO - was defending home plate when he got the throw to tag out the runner coming in from third base. The following video shows the event.

WHAT DO YOU THINK. IS THE RUNNER SAFE OR NOT.

ZAMBRANO is no "shrinking violet" --- he gets ejected - AND THEN SOME!



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MATTHEW ALEXANDER ON TORTURE --- VIDEO of the Former Senior Military Interrogator - His Rebuke of Dick Cheney for His Torture Speech

















Matthew Alexander - the senior military interrogator in Iraq - interviewed by Robert Greenwald's Brave New Studios.


The VIDEO segment that follows is 3 minutes, 37-seconds long. Alexander completely destroys Dick Cheney's arguments for torture!


I've extracted the following from an email I received from Robert Greenwald (along with thousands of other recipients) that I received - Tue, 26 May 2009 10:31 am.


Matthew Alexander was the senior military interrogator for the task force that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and, at the time, a higher priority target than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Alexander has personally conducted hundreds of interrogations and supervised over a thousand of them.


"Torture does not save lives. Torture costs us lives," Mr. Alexander said in an exclusive interview at Brave New Studios. "And the reason why is that our enemies use it, number one, as a recruiting tool...These same foreign fighters who came to Iraq to fight because of torture and abuse....literally cost us hundreds if not thousands of American lives."






You Decide!

Monday, May 25, 2009

THE CIA AIN'T THE YMCA - TORTURE, DRUGS - LONG HISTORY - SINCE 1949




















This is "extracted" from www.bradblog.com [Brad Friedman - Election Integrity blog site] - his May 21, 2009 weblog item -----

History of CIA Torture: Unraveling the Web of Deceit, Part III


For the direct link:
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7118#more-7118


Component of Empire, Distance through Surrogates & Reagan's Duplicity...
Guest Blogged by Ernest A. Canning


- Part III of a Four-Part Special Series (Part I is here. Part II is here.)

"The widespread abuse of prisoners is a virtually foolproof indication that politicians are trying to impose a system --- whether political, religious or economic --- that is rejected by large numbers of people they are ruling. Just as ecologists define ecosystems by the presence of certain 'indicator species'..., torture is an indicator species of a regime that is engaged in a deeply anti-democratic project, even if that regime happens to have come to power through elections." - Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine (2007)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ERICH "MANCOW" MULLER - RIGHT-WING CHICAGO RADIO HOST - VOLUNTEERED TO BE WATER BOARDED - HE LASTS 6 SECONDS! --- FRIDAY - MAY 22, 2009

Conservative CHICAGO radio hosts gets water boarded, and lasts six seconds before saying its torture

Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided he'd get himself water boarded to prove the technique wasn't torture




View more news videos at: http://www.nbcmiami.com/video.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

THE ROAD TO TORTURE IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS!


























Dandy Dick is on his Torture Tour trying to sell the idea of the "Goodness" behind the torture done on our behalf during the Bush Administration.

He was on the airwaves yet again yesterday morning at the same time that President Obama himself was delivering an extremely eloquent address at the National Archives on the whole torture and enemy combatant/detainee saga. I listened to both and it was a stark contrast to say the least. The president couldn't have been more cogent, concise, measured and searing in his overall assessment of the "mess" he has inherited from the Bush Crime Family.

Let's face it, Dick likes to break bones. He doesn't make any "bones" about that. He doesn't have any real cajones of his own so this is his way of acquiring any sense of manhood. For Dick, it's a matter of let's have a beer and break some bones. That'll learn those commie/Muslim-loving /liberal/ latte/ sushi/ Gucci/ chardonnay/ West Wing/ granola/ yogurt-gulping/ book-reading/ cardigan sweater-wearing/ post-graduate/ Volvo-driving/ NPR-listening types.

There's a constitutional law principle involved here. You might be familiar with it from one of your college classes in Con Law - "Clear And Present Danger." Dick Cheney and his ilk represent precisely that.

In a sense Cheney's public address yesterday brings to mind two prior sad episodes in American history that confronted a sitting president involving a similar chain-of-command dilemma now facing President Obama, i.e. how to deal with a "loose caboose" or "misguided missile" public figure. In April 1951 General Douglas MacArthur was finally fired by President Harry Truman for insubordination. It seems that General MacArthur wanted to go north of the 38th parallel in North Korea in defiance of President Truman's explicit orders to the contrary. Going back further in American history Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally had to deal with Democratic Senator Huey Long of Louisiana. In a national radio address on February 23, 1934, in the depths of the depression, Senator Long unveiled his “Share Our Wealth” plan that was nothing short of rampant demagoguery.

We are faced with a similar situation today in the person of Dick Cheney and it's worse this time around because it actually involves BOTH insubordination and demagoguery. It's time for this sitting president to make Darth Vader/Dick Cheney understand in no uncertain terms: I'm the president and you're not, Dickie boy and your steppin' where you best not be steppin'. Frankly, it's time for a little Whoop-Ass for the "Dick."

Dick Cheney is a Clear And Present Danger!