The blog incarnation of the Desperado mailing list, the voice of the apocryphalypse since 1978.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

In re: Gitmo v. Constitution 


A step back from the brink, but this millipede administration has many more of its 80 to 400 legs stomping on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court says prisoners at Guantanamo may not be tried by kangaroo court, but the question of further detention without even this figleaf of taking them to a room in front of important looking people where they can complain before being found guilty and sent back to the hole has not been addressed.
posted by Tom  # 6/29/2006 01:40:00 PM

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Not particularly outraged by offensive political smut 

All the bloggies have their knickers in a twist about the awful Ann Coulter and her making fun of the 9/11 widows. I say let a thousand Amanitas pop their spores. I don't care. Let her rot in her own rottenness. I certainly harbor no interest in Ms. Coulter's knickers, nor in whatever she may have twisted up inside them, but lifelong devotion to satire, freedom of speech, and John Locke leads me to the unremarkable Biblical observation that it all depends on whose ox is doing the goring.

Let us pause in our denunciation of Ms. Coulter (whose individual efforts have given the word skank such broader prominence) to recall the sainted lefty rebel Paul Krassner who wrote a tasteless satire for The Realist in which LBJ committed a nuisance on JFK's corpse as the plane flew them back from JFK's assassination.

It was several orders of magnitude more offensive than anything Ann Coulter has ever said in her life. Funnier too, but not so funny that I want to quote it myself.
posted by Tom  # 6/27/2006 02:42:00 PM


February 2004   March 2004   April 2004   May 2004   June 2004   July 2004   August 2004   September 2004   October 2004   November 2004   December 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   January 2007  

XML Site Feed

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com