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The CIA and Its Torturers

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 8:37 AM
Where's your morality with regard to machine guns, swords, and atom bombs, all of which are far more gruesome than waterboarding -- or thumbscrews, for that matter., If you don't want gruesome things, don't engage in war. But you don't get to pick and choose which gruesome aspects of war are "immoral" just because they're up close and personal and offend your delicate sensibilities. War is immoral. Losing a war is more so.
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The CIA and Its Torturers

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 8:10 AM
The only valid reasons to avoid torture during war time: 1) It doesn't work. 2) It exposes our people to being tortured when captured. The first one is ridiculous on its face, confirmed by overwhelming evidence. As to the second one, can anyone name ANY enemy this country has ever faced that didn't torture our people, regardless? Torture is merely one of the inevitably gruesome aspects of war. So are machine guns, landmines, and hand grenades. So are swords and atom bombs. War is gruesome and should be avoided. The way to avoid war is to appear so fierce that no enemy would dare to contemplate starting one. You don't appear fierce to your enemies when you can't even bring yourself to use the word "torture" and admit that you will do whatever is necessary to win a war. Instead of creating idiotic euphemisms like "enhanced interrogation" to pretend that we don't engage in the necessary war craft of torture, if we had any self respect at all, we would simply recognize torture for what it is and create rules around its use to minimize the damage to both the captive and the interrogator while maximizing the result.
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A Reply to Rush Limbaugh

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Dec 09, 2014 8:07 AM
Three whole weeks of bad press? Oh, the humanity! The "government shutdown" failed because it didn't last long enough for the dumb masses to realize that despite what state-run media was telling them, NOTHING HAPPENED. You could shut it down for years -- IT WOULDN'T MATTER. Mona, you don't win a fight by running away. But I like McConnell's plan even better. Don't do one big budget bill. Instead, send the Usurper a bunch of little bills. Send him a bill to fund nothing but White House tours and the national parks. Then a bill to fund military pay. Let the traitor explain why he vetoed a veterans benefits bill because it doesn't also fund the EPA, Planned Parenthood, and illegal alien drivers licenses.
Walker/Cruz is the ticket.
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Time to Fess Up

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 8:29 AM
Rooting for Dumbocrats? Well at least you're finally out of the closet, Greenburg. Now, if you'll just take the rest of your mangy, unreconstructed Confederate Lee-lovers back to the Dumbocrat plantation, we'll all have something to cheer about. Here in the sane univerese, instead of rebuilding the Dumbocrat plantation, we'd rather just burn it down. The Dumbocrat Party has been wrong on every issue it ever stood for since the day it was born to preserve slavery! Why would we want to resurrect it? If we need two parties, why not the two that at least agree that America is a good idea? Republicans and Libertarians!
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Who Are the Cowards Now?

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 8:10 AM
Darren Wilson was no coward. He single-handedly stood up to a rampaging giant, and it cost him his job. He could have let the monstrous thug who had just beaten him up in the middle of the street escape, but instead he stood his ground and did his duty in defense of the community of Ferguson against a thug from a family of thugs. And it cost him his livelihood -- with his pregnant wife still at risk working in that same police department as the sole breadwinner. But there are plenty of cowards here -- starting with the cowards in the Ferguson Police Department couldn't even find an exception in their severance policy for a man whose sense of duty and honor had cost him his job. In case you didn't notice, those are the same cowards who refused to do their duty to protect their community from being burned down by a rampaging mob of thugs exactly like Michael Brown. Now they're too cowardly to do right by Wilson, for fear of another rampage by that same mob. The cowards in Ferguson won't help Darren Wilson, but we can. Send that hero a check, so he can move his family to a place where hero's are appreciated!
Good story, Steve. Here's mine. Driving home from Thanksgiving at Grandma's house when my kids were still in grade school, I was pulled over on the Cimmaron Turnpike in Oklahoma for doing 60 in a 55. The wind was blowing about 30 mph like it always does on the plains in Oklahoma, and when I got out of the cop's car, the wind caught the door and slammed it behind me. I took a few steps toward the back of the mini-van, when suddenly the cop burst from his car screaming at me like a drill Sergeant about slamming his door. He actually pinned me against the back of the van and as he did so, I looked up to my kid's crying in horror in the back window as this lunatic ACTUALLY DREW HIS GUN and threatened to haul me to jail. Finally, after raving on for a few minutes, he calmed down and let me go. I was just a white 30-something yuppie in a polo shirt and khaki's driving a minivan in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma. Steve, your son didn't experience racism in Oklahoma. He merely experienced a typical pullover by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. They're not racists. They're just nuts.
Rather than the eternal struggle with Republicans and Libertarians to dismember the Constitution and expand government at the expense of liberty, why does it never occur to socialists to simply move to where all of their ideas have already been implemented? With its plummeting birth rate, Russia is begging for emigrants. So is France and Greece. If you don't want to learn Russian, French, or Greek, Great Britain also has open immigration (although if the trend continues, you may eventually be required to learn Arabic and convert to Islam). If you're black, English-speaking Liberia is always an option, and you can rest assured that when your 18-year-old son steals a cigar there, it won't be a white cop who shoots him down. If you're Asian, North Korea might be your kind of place. They don't ordinarily accept emigrants, but there's a loophole where you can live there for years rent-free in a state of perfect socialist bliss -- just leave a bible in your hotel room when you check out. The world is chock-full of socialist hell-holes to live in. Why do socialists always feel the need to create another one?
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Moral Befuddlement in Ferguson

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 7:51 AM
If you're a black man whose ancestors were here for the American Revolution, and yet you persist in calling yourself "African-American" because you sincerely believe that America, despite its black president and your full belly and flat-screen TV, is a racist country where black teenagers are gunned down in the street just for being black, and a black man just can't catch a break, I have your solution: Liberia.
The obvious solution is to indict Obama after he leaves office for egregious violation of his oath of office, strip him of his pension and secret service detail, and them throw him in jail until the Dumbocrats manage to elect another usurper to pardon his mangy butt. The next President already has the Constitutional power to do exactly that, and he should make it his first order of business. Future Presidents NEED TO KNOW that while there may be nothing to prevent them from behaving lawlessly while in office, IMMUNITY ENDS the day they leave -- and there will be consequences. There is no precedent for this level of absolutely lawless behavior in the office of the President, and if we don't establish a precedent for the consequences now, lawlessness will become the precedent and the rule in the future.
"Daily terror" of being deported? Give me a break, Chapman! 12% of the entire population of Mexico already lives here illegally! Seems like at some point, the first million or so might have warned the other 14 million of this "daily terror" of which you speak! Seriously, Chapman, do you ever read your own drivel? Obama's last amnesty decree resulted in 200,000 kids leaving their parents and riding 1000 miles on top of a freight cars, so they could hand over their parents' life savings to a Mexican cartel gangster for the privilege of being raped before walking across a desert to the best place to find a border patrol agent to surrender too. Now there's some "daily terror" for you, Chapman. My god, what a pinhead!
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