Month: July 2007

Rendition To Kabul

British resident Bisher al-Rawi was siezed by the CIA in December, 2002 and “rendered” to a secret prison near Kabul, Afghanistan. He was eventually transported to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from which he was released last March following 4 years of detention without charge. The entire episode would read like a comedy of errors and stupidity, […]

Credit Card Politics

Based on an article from Mother Jones: In 2006, financial and credit card companies gave $7 million in presidential campaign contributions, and banks $25 million. The biggest recipient of this largess was Hillary Clinton, with $378,000. In no way, however, does Clinton deserve any more blame for America’s growing credit problem than any other candidate. […]

Property Tax Circle Jerk

Indianapolis metro area residents will pay a steep price in property tax increases, and not only homeowners and businesses will shoulder the burden. Apartment dwellers will feel the pinch too, even though they possess no property and often prefer it that way. Nevertheless, they will be victims of the tax hike just as their home […]

“Cheney Fatigue”

From the Boston Herald Republicans suffering from any of these symptoms should consider seeking medical attention: -You find yourself saying more frequently, “Dan Quayle, now there was one heck of a vice-president!” -You support Second Amendment rights, but do not have the slightest interest in shooting your hunting partner. -Just once, you would love to […]

Do Cronies Deserve More Pity?

Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, comments on the softening of President George W. Bush when it comes to “prosecuting to the full extent of the law.” Although Bush laid claim to compassion when originally running for the office of president in 2000, it has taken 7 years to surface. From The Guardian: A president […]

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