Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Keyboard Kommandos

I always thought The Poor Man's schtick was just sorta entertaining but when I encountered these guys actually worrying whether FreeRepublic was being taken down by Hacker Jihadi's I knew that truth was indeed stranger than fiction.

Orange text that actually guides people to what I am talking about so they can see for themselves!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Move along - nothing to see here

Into the memory hole

So the opinion, while interesting, is much less interesting because now we don't know how the FBI extracts false confessions from people. Looking at things from another angle, we don't know how the FBI gets suspected terrorists to tell the truth. Except that we do know this, because the opinion is still available from the How Appealing website.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Someone asked an easy question

asked for someone to provide an opposing explanation. To explain what is motivating the Bush administration.

Shortly after 9-11, the Bush administrration realized that they had been completely blindsided. They then proceeded to panic. They rounded up thousands of Arab Amerricans for the crime of being Arab-Americans and they implemented a clearly illegal wiretap scheme without considering the consequences. As the smoke cleared, and the feeling of panic subsided they realized two things. 1: that they were criminally liable for the behavior they had already engaged in and 2: that they had a rare opportunity to undo the damage to executive power that Nixon and Watergate had done.

Everything they have done since (including perhaps, starting a war of choice) has been in the service of covering their own culpability and reclaiming dictatorial powers for the President. The notion of providing immunity to the telecoms, fits right into the grand scheme with ease.