Now that I like. The Simpsons last night? Not so much. What the heck was that? It could have been funny. But for that to happen, Lisa's drug (made from flowers) would have to have some real side effects. That didn't happen. All it did was make scorpions get along with one another and make Grandpa stop griping all the time.
Fringe wasn't on Friday, in case anyone's wondering. Did you see these headlines?
Washington Post - - 1 hour ago
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to ...
And on this topic, the Center for Constitutional Rights released the following statement:
March 7, 2011, New York – In response to the Obama administration’s announcement today that it has ordered the Department of Defense to lift a stay on new charges in military commissions, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:
"Today’s executive order creating a periodic review board for certain Guantánamo detainees and the reopening of flawed military commissions for business does nothing other than codify the status quo. The creation of a review process that will take up to a year – designed to be repeated every four years – is a tacit acknowledgment that the Obama administration intends to leave Guantánamo as a scheme for unlawful detention without charge and trial for future presidents to clean up, despite the fact that senior officials acknowledged today that keeping the prison open continues to hinder our national security in the long run.
"Barack Obama campaigned and began his presidency with a pledge to shut down Guantánamo, support federal trials for terrorism suspects, respect human rights and restore the rule of law. Guantánamo and the military tribunal system are no longer an inheritance from the Bush administration – they will be President Obama’s legacy."
Legal experts and Guantánamo attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights are available for comment on the reopening of the military commissions to new charges and President Obama's executive order establishing a periodic review process.
CCR has led the legal battle over Guantanamo for the last nine years – sending the first ever habeas attorney to the base and sending the first attorney to meet with an individual transferred from CIA “ghost detention” to Guantanamo. CCR has been responsible for organizing and coordinating more than 500 pro bono lawyers across the country to represent the men at Guantanamo, ensuring that nearly all have the option of legal representation. In addition, CCR has been working to resettle the approximately 30 men who remain at Guantánamo because they cannot return to their country of origin for fear of persecution and torture.
It's past time to call out Barack the Corporatist War Hawk. Hopefully CCR is going to continue their strong stance and not back pedal. But grasp that some people today are whining about Hillary.
They're writing about how unfair it is that Bradley Manning is in the brig (that is unfair) and then trashing Hillary. Do they really think the Secretary of State is over the US military? Do they really not know who is commander in chief?
Prissy pants Kevin Zeese is the worst at doing that over and over. Be sure to read Elaine's
"Kevin Zeese and his Tiny Penis." She breaks it down so that even he can understand.
Dallas and the following worked on Third:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And this is what we ended up with:
- Truest statement of the week
- Truest statement of the week II
- A note to our readers
- Editorial: Bull F**king S**t
- TV: Rebirth or last gasp?
- Memo to AFL-CIO, communication is key
- How bad are the movies these days?
- And we did find out
- Iraqis continue fighting back
- The US already has enough wars
And that's it, I'm dead tired, sorry. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"