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Are the Rethugs willing to tell John McCain that he wasn't tortured?

Since they argue that what the CIA did wasn't torture.

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Account of John McCains torture as a POW- Adapted and extracted from Faith of My Fathers, by John McCain

When I came to the second time, I was being hauled ashore on bamboo poles. A crowd of several hundred Vietnamese gathered around me, stripping my clothes off, spitting on me and kicking and striking me.

When they had finished removing my gear and clothes, I felt a sharp pain in my right knee. I looked down and saw that my right foot was resting next to my left knee at a 90 degree angle.

I cried out: "My God, my leg!"


For almost two months, nothing happened. Then the punishment sessions began. I was hauled into an empty room and kept there for four days. At intervals, the guards returned to administer beatings.

One guard held me while the others pounded away.

They cracked several of my ribs and broke a couple of teeth. Weakened by beatings and dysentery, with my right leg again almost useless, I found it impossible to stand.

On the third night I lay in my blood and waste, so tired and hurt that I could not move. Three guards lifted me to my feet and gave me the worst beating yet. They left me lying on the floor moaning from the stabbing pain in my re-fractured arm.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archive/news/mccains-account-of-viet-cong-torture/story-e6frf7lx-1111115686152?nk=80922ec0dc583b87ba407320135349b4

Police Union Petitions for Mayor, Speaker Not to Attend Officer Funerals

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Police-Union-Petitions-for-Mayor-Speaker-Not-to-Attend-Officer-Funerals-285660651.html

The city's police union is asking Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito not to attend funerals of NYPD officers killed in the line of duty, saying the pair doesn't "support and respect" police.

A petition letter, shown below, was sent to the mayor's office Friday, the Patrolman's Benevolent Association confirmed.

The petition, titled “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice,” reads in part:

“Due to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito's consistent refusal to show police officers the support and respect they deserve, I believe that their attendance at the funeral of a fallen New York City police officer is an insult to that officer's memory and sacrifice.”

The PBA has criticized city lawmakers after some council members have come out against a recent grand jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed man.

wow..

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men...And how to reform our bigoted brains.-Chris Mooney

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/science-of-racism-prejudice


Interesting piece. lengthy article

Dick Cheney says of torture......

“I think that what needed to be done was done. I think we were perfectly justified in doing it and I’d do it again in a minute.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/dick-cheney-cia-torture-report-113482.html#ixzz3LYimGs71

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means?

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely.

BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind?

DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, i'm totally comfortable with it. Bret, I think you've got to remember partly what was going on as well too during that period of time, we had reporting that al-Qaeda was trying to get their hands on nuclear weapons, that they had been dealing with Pakistanis who after all had nuclear weapons, we had the anthrax attacks, and we had every reason to expect to have a follow on attack. Our job was to keep the country safe and secure and get those guys who hit us on 9/11. That's exactly what we did, and the professionals int he intelligence community, especially at the CIA did one hell of a job.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/12/10/cheney_on_cia_torture_report_the_ends_did_justify_the_means.html

I cant stomach Tweety, he's on his show advocating torture.

His guest said there are other methods to get information. he responds with this cocky, " yea, what, name one"

So there are no longer any southern states with democratic senators. Goes to show ya.

Modern day mason dixon line


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/upshot/demise-of-the-southern-democrat-is-now-nearly-compete.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1

here is a list of things not to do when you are around the cops (thugs)

1. do not have you hand in your pockets
2. do not pull out your nail clipper, forget that hangnail for now.
3. do not pull out your cellphone, let it go to voice-mail.
4. do not pull out your inhaler
5. do not let your kids play with water pistols
6. do not take the stairs if you know they are in your building.
7. do not raise your hands up, its a threatening gesture.
8. do not answer your door for the police if you are holding a video game controller.
9. do not stand around in one spot too long, makes them nervous
10. if you disagree with them you are considered disorderly and will be shot
11. don't breathe was added
12. and don't smile or smirk
13. don't frown or grimace
14. don't use a water-hose to water your grass cause someone may call 911 and say youre holding a gun
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/06/1221732/-Unarmed-Man-Shot-And-Killed-By-Police-While-Watering-Plants

Get your daily dose of stupid ....Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson: Give Network Money To Help Job Prospects

December 2nd 2014
https://www.freespeech.org/text/pat-robertson-give-network-money-help-job-prospects

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson fielded a question from an unemployed Christian Broadcasting Network contributor who wondered what he should do while facing limited job prospects and piling bills.

“You can do telephone marketing from home,” Robertson suggested. “Think about raking leaves, mowing lawns, trimming bushes, there are a thousand things you can do on your own, don’t always wait for somebody else to hire you.”

Robertson added that a donation to CBN may improve his chances of finding a new job: “Ask the Lord, when you send that $20 or $40 off, you say, ‘God I am putting a request along with this, I am investing it with power.’”



*What a fucking insult, and then he has the nerve to ask him for money*

Mississippi Goddam- Nina Simone (1964) Song appropriate for the current times

"Mississippi Goddam"

The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam
And I mean every word of it

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Can't you see it
Can't you feel it
It's all in the air
I can't stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

This is a show tune
But the show hasn't been written for it, yet

Hound dogs on my trail
School children sitting in jail
Black cat cross my path
I think every day's gonna be my last

Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time
I don't belong here
I don't belong there
I've even stopped believing in prayer

Don't tell me
I tell you
Me and my people just about due
I've been there so I know
They keep on saying "Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
Washing the windows
"do it slow"
Picking the cotton
"do it slow"
You're just plain rotten
"do it slow"
You're too damn lazy
"do it slow"
The thinking's crazy
"do it slow"
Where am I going
What am I doing
I don't know
I don't know

Just try to do your very best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

I made you thought I was kiddin'

Picket lines
School boy cots
They try to say it's a communist plot
All I want is equality
for my sister my brother my people and me

Yes you lied to me all these years
You told me to wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie

Oh but this whole country is full of lies
You're all gonna die and die like flies
I don't trust you any more
You keep on saying "Go slow!"
"Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
Desegregation
"do it slow"
Mass participation
"do it slow"
Reunification
"do it slow"
Do things gradually
"do it slow"
But bring more tragedy
"do it slow"
Why don't you see it
Why don't you feel it
I don't know
I don't know

You don't have to live next to me
Just give me my equality
Everybody knows about Mississippi
Everybody knows about Alabama
Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam


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