An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

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Ever get the feeling that SOME people in Congress don’t really have a clue they might be running a country? It’s more like they think,”Aaaahhh, politics is a team sport!” and proceed to vote as if getting the team to win is the most important part of their duty. I could say something nasty like, “Don’t they think the rest of the world knows that waterboarding isn’t some new EXTREME Watersport?” or wonder if they think it’s some new kind of golden shower. But this is a family cartoon and so I won’t 🙂

You wonder what’s in their minds. “But waterboarding is torture,” you say. “It WOULD be,” they counter, “if we were using it on enemy soldiers–but these people are not soldiers, they’re combatants.” You might counter, “that’s just semantics,” but rest assured, they have more semantics up their sleeves 🙂 “Torture is justified by the ticking bomb scenario. If there’s a ticking bomb and the only person who knows how to defuse it refuses to talk, you’re justified in torturing him.” “But there WAS no ticking bomb in Iraq.” “Well, how would we know that if we didn’t waterboard someone to find out?”

I ask you, doesn’t that make sense?

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Some Of You May Take Exception To Portraying Georgie As Jack Sparrow, But Consider This: Who Would You Rather Be Eaten By The Kraken?

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(AP) Bush holds veto pen over stem cell bill

(WashPost) Senate Passes Stem Cell Bill; Bush Vows Veto

(WashPost) Don’t Veto, Mr. President: On stem cells, do as Thomas Jefferson would have done.

The first veto of Bush’s presidency and he wields it for idiocy, ensuring that not only will other countries rush past us in stem cell biotechnology, but that Americans will die because the souls of unborn fetuses were more important than viable lives…

BTW, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is a real hoot. I always enjoy Johnny Depp, the actor’s actor of his generation–who’d’a thunk it 15 years ago? A minor quibble–Davy Jones, aptly described by one reviewer as a Glaswegian Cthulhoid, should actually be a Welshman–hey, we be talking Bristol pirates who named the briney Davy Jones’ Locker, not Scotsmen. I kept expecting him to threaten Captain Jack Sparrrrrrrowwww with a vicious, bloodthirsty rabbit with big teeth LOL

UPDATE: (AP) Bush vetoes stem cell bill as promised

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