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Torture innocents or suffer the consequences.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) expounded yesterday on the process of 'extraordinary rendition' where suspects are flown to foreign countries outside of US law, so they can be tortured for information. He's got no problem with it, even if innocents are involved. [more inside]
posted by bitmage
on Apr 25, 2007 -
Bush has got a brand new bag
- In an executive order signed today Bush created a new oversight position at all regulatory agencies. This position, which will be staffed by someone appointed by the White House, will over see regulatory suggestions and reports to congress.
posted by sourbrew
on Jan 29, 2007 -
We all know
the Nazis picked, and ruined, a perfectly good basic geometric symbol
. But what about other symbols
? Not as well known, not as demonized, but interting for students of symbolism.
Oldest, and among the most interesting and enduringly popular, is the fasces
, a bundle of sticks wrapped around an axe, from which fascism gets its name
It's pretty rare to see swastikas in public nowadays -- they're so associated with the Nazis that they were universally stripped off American sports jerseys
, soda pop promoting watch fobs
, and first ladies
. And yet, in the United States, fasces can still be found everywhere: medals of honor
, the doors to the Nebraska Supreme Court
, even behind the president as he speaks at the U.S. House of Representatives
posted by Astro Zombie
on Feb 16, 2006 -
Digital Brown Shirts
Begging the question, WTF?
Hot on the heels of this
furor over the "Gore-Kerry-Hitler" net ad: Gore says something about "Digital Brown Shirts" and some rightwing bloggers adopt it as the new black. (They did decide to remove the swastika from their graphic.) I'm still blinking while I try to fathom this.
posted by StOne
on Jun 26, 2004 -