I'm very busy today....but tell me what you think of these....
First....Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton, does oil rigging services. One of the services they provide is "pumping cement to fill the space between the pipe and the sides of the hole"....of an oil well.
Four employees at the BP rig which exploded two weeks ago worked for Halliburton.
Here's the, I think, important part....
"...a 2007 Minerals Management Services study.... found "cementing problems were associated with 18 of 39 [oil rig] blowouts between 1992 and 2006.""
Half of oil rig blowouts caused by "cementing problems." Sounds like an industry that isn't ready for prime time. Hope Cheney still loves cashing those big Halliburton dividend checks.
Second.....Joe....There's No Crisis I Can't Exploit For My Own Narcississtic Goals.... Lieberman (I-Assh*le-CT).....wants the State Department to have the singular power to strip U.S. citizens of their....citizenship.
The kicker for me is the reason Joementum proposed this idea. See....Joe is a really tough, tough guy.....and he wants to refuse Miranda rights to U.S. citizens suspected of "terrorism"......like the Shahzad Einstein in Times Square.
Of course, the purpose of denying Miranda rights is for the sake of roughing up any U.S. citizen detained for questioning about "terrorism" and then using the information tortured out of the "terrorist", against him. Lieberman doesn't want U.S. citizens to have the right to remain silent.
More of the same old stuff. Neo-cons believe America should torture. Neo-cons believe America should maintain offshore gulags. Neo-cons believe in stripping Americans of their 4th amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures....neo-cons are in favor of the government's spying, outside of the judicial process, on Americans.
Now, neo-cons are desirous of new State Department powers to strip U.S. citizens of their citizenship....and therefore their rights to remain silent during "enhanced interrogations". But only if the U.S. citizen has a relationship with a foreign "terrorist" organization.
Shouldn't be a problem, then, huh?
I'm sure there won't be any grey areas, provisions subject to broad interpretation, potential for abuse.....or anything, you know, silly like that.
Third....and this one is the best (or worse)....I share, you decide....
George Alan Rekers has long advocated for protecting children from "harmful" homosexual influences. He sits on a committee of the American College of Pediatricians, which believes "children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle may be at increased risk for emotional, mental, and even physical harm." He's a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality.
When George Alan Rekers, a cofounder along with James Dobson of the Family Research Council and a leader in the ex-gay movement, was caught walking off a plane from Europe with a young male prostitute, he first insisted that he didn't know the young man was an escort until halfway through their 10-day vacation.
How could Mr. Morality have known the escort he hired was...gasp...a gay prostitute? Pure randomness, I imagine.....or maybe not....
Rekers had hired the escort, dubbed "Lucien" by the New Times, through the website RentBoy.com (NSFW), a popular site that hosts ads for gay male escorts.
Every day seems a bit crazier......or is it just my liberal imagination?
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