A Spectacle of Power: Why Conservatives Love Torture

It was perhaps inevitable that the Trump administration would move to adopt torture as policy. The love of power drives the use of torture. It is not too strong to use the word “love” to describe the attitude of conservative regimes to torture. Torture is all about the abuse of … Continue reading

The Limits of Privacy

We have been used to this notion that the Constitution is an eternal, never changing document, frozen in time and circumscribed by its language. Some had even maintained that said contract MUST be interpreted according to the understanding of those who wrote it. … It is rare that we actually GET a case of someone yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, but here, we DO.

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Pets Are Nothing More Than Kitchen Chairs

by Walter Brasch   In Johnstown, Pa., two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house. In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather. In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its doghouse. In Edwardsville, a woman … Continue reading

A Police State Gone Wild

… Ask yourself this question (which I asked long ago, when I was writing un-PC screenplays about secret power and its corrupting influence): If they are willing to do these things to NON-citizens, what makes you think that the mere fact of a border on a map, or your citizenship will shield you from their practices? Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

It’s smells like a pep rally burning out of control, in my front yard.  Today’s Ten Post Round-Up might singe your eyebrows: 1: What a relief! The Cheney sunglasses mystery is solved!… Image In Cheney’s Glasses Actually Bush’s Eternal Soul—CAP News 2: Ahem–Attention American Taxpayers: You are supposed to squander … Continue reading

Bush OK’d Torture Meetings

It’s official… “President Bush says he was aware that his top aides met in the White House basement to micromanage the application of waterboarding and other widely-condemned interrogation techniques.” And he says it was no big deal. “I’m aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved,” … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

(Programming note:  I’m going to keep the round-up, short and sweet.  But, I will continue to post a video for the day and make my usual commentary on my own crazy blog.) Have cuppa?  Prepare to traverse today’s Ten Post Round-Up: 1: Many Americans are avoiding movies and documentaries based … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

My apologies for the late-edition of the round-up, today. I’ve been feeling a little off, physically, so I decided to take it easy and slept right through the time I normally prepare and post. And, since I’m not feeling so hot, today, I’ve gotta keep the music to a light … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

You would not believe what I have been going through the last few weeks…well, maybe you could. It’s just that I have been so bogged down with a massive to-do list that would not go away, it seemed like it was out to get me, making it difficult to prioritize … Continue reading