Monday, June 29th, 2009
I wholly endorse this idea. I’ve been taking the 20-minute post-lunch power nap for years, and it does wonders for productivity. Here’s a tip: Drink a cup of coffee (or, if you’re a caffeine fiend, a Five Hour Energy or Monster), then nap for 20-30 minutes. You’ll wake up alert, focused, and rested.
I’d like to hear the torture apologists explain what possible benefit we might have gained from, pardon my language, fucking crucifying an Abu Ghraib detainee (see page six). Why in the world would we not pursue charges against the people who did it? Did he provide valuable intelligence after he was dead? Are we worried that prosecuting the people who killed this detainee might make CIA interrogators reluctant to use crucifixion as an interrogation tool in the future? And wouldn’t that sort of be the point?
Fun with banner ads.
So remember how Obama and all the Very Serious People in Washington kept telling us how the stimulus bill needed to be passed post-haste, and anyone foolish enough to call for restraint, or who suggested that perhaps Congress and the public should be given more than 11 hours to review the bill in its final version before it was voted on were cast off as petty obstructionists? Here’s your pork- and corporate-welfare laden reality. When politicians tell you we don’t have time to be careful, it means they don’t want to give you the time to figure out what they’re actually doing. (Note: Link fixed. Note: No, really this time.)
This year’s winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog competition.
DHS, DoD clashing over posting National Guard troops at the border for drug interdiction. The DoD’s got this one right. But here’s a pretty typical Obama line from the article: “President Obama has signaled that he is open to the idea, asking Congress for $250 million to deploy the National Guard while also saying he was “not interested in militarizing the border.” Obama has perfected the art of making a firm declaration of principle, just before taking action that directly violates that principle.