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November 11, 2005

annika's Proposed Alternative To The McCain Amendment

Rather than legislate a blanket prohibition on all "cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment," (which in many cases can be quite useful, not to mention fun*), i propose the following, more simple compromise amendment:


(a) IN GENERAL - All persons within the custody or under the effective control of the Department of Defense or under detention in a Department of Defense facility shall be subject to any treatment or technique of interrogation that works.

(b) LIMITATIONS - But whatever you decide to do, for God's sakes, don't film it!


* Lighten up. i said "not to mention," didn't i?

Posted by annika, Nov. 11, 2005 | TrackBack (1)
Rubric: annikapunditry


Actually, every bit of it should be filmed, and every bit of information regarding detainees should be classified. It's that simple.

BTW, is Cal really an 18.5 pt punk to USC? I'm thinking that it's a lot closer.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 11, 2005

Very funny, as usual.

My thoughts on the role of the pardon power in any extreme interrogation methods:


Posted by: Roach on Nov. 11, 2005

There is one cruel and inhumane interrogation technique which always works and has not (as for as I know) been banned by international tribunal. Put the detainees in a room and play nonstop Yoko Ono!
(but you have to tie them up so they do not puncture their own eardrums.)

Posted by: Kyle N on Nov. 11, 2005

C'mon Casca, stick to SCOTUS and Big 10 stuff and lay off the big leagues. Pac 10 is way too complicated for guys from Columbus.

Cal has a second string QB and is scrappy, but thin.

USC has a way of looking for payback; guess who the last team to beat them was, and where, in a huge upset as well?

Look for this Trojan team to once again explain to the liberals from Sather Gate just how they feel about their last visit to Strawberry Canyon.

USC 50+, Cal less than 20.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 12, 2005

LMAO, I KNOW what YOU think. I wanted to hear from the scandinavian blond.

I'm watching Ohio State v Northwestern on Gameplan broadband. The resolution sucks! Next week, for the first time in forever, the dykes who now run ABC sports have decided that Ohio State v Michigan is unworthy of a national broadcast... amazing.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 12, 2005

For the uninformed amongst you, Keith Jackson is a puss-filled, ass-sucking whore, as are most of the PAC-10 officials who will do anything to keep another team from contending against USC. In one series, one sees a penalty called where there is none, and a TD called where there is none.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 12, 2005

So much for Mighty Alabama and their pretentions. Looks like its Texas vrs USC. and I am gald it worked out that way because, Honestly I think Texas is the only team with a chance of beating USC.

Posted by: Kyle N on Nov. 12, 2005

Nah Kyle, there are several, it just needs to be one with a real defense, ND with a punk defense proved that, and a straight officiating crew, if there is one... fucking lawyers! Ought to mean instant disqualification for the job.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 12, 2005

Or, if you must film it, just edit the end of a Kerry-Edwards campaign commercial to it, so the last thing you hear after seeing the torture is "I'm John Kerry, and I approve this message."

Posted by: Eric Kephas on Nov. 13, 2005

OK Casca, I hope you reconsidered and did not part with your ill gotten money to back a bunch of weenies from Sather Gate. Even if you did, I figure you got it back while the Buckeyes continued to hide their offense. Did a great job of hiding the plays this time, huh?

Too bad you guys blew it against Penn State; can't believe you guys actually lost that game, especially without Pac 10 officiating.

Texas will not beat USC. It will be a shoot out, but SC's offense is virtually unstoppable, and they will simply outscore the horns and wear them down. The Rose Bowl is not our home field, but it is close enough for government work, and the place will be full of cardinal and gold, and not too much burnt orange.

I hope OSU enjoys it in Hawaii.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 13, 2005

You old fuck, I'm not stupid enough to bet on Cal.
It's not just PAC 10 officials who are corrupt either. There are at least several in the Big 10, and while PAC 10 officials are almost uniformly corrupt, Big 10 officials are almost uniformly incompetent. The requirements for officials should be; nobody over forty, nobody who wasn't a starter in the league for at least a year, and no lawyers.

As you know, it's impossible not to destroy a team that is self-destructiing, and that's what NW did yesterday. After the blocked punt, they collective stood there and pissed their pants until it was over.

Penn State won because Troy Smith can't pass read, and threw an interception that gave the ball to PSU on the OSU 2 yard line, leading to the margin of victory score.

Unless Penn State falls to MSU, which is possible, although a longshot. Remember MSU beat ND. Ohio State and ND will get the at-large bids and go to the Fiesta Bowl. There's just too much money to be made off of all those Buckeye and Irish fans. Plus, it'll be a great game.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 13, 2005

This might be the best bowl season in a long time. One of the funniest things is that Spurrier actualy has a chance to win the SEC with the lowly Cocks. Spurrier is the best, nastiest, craftiest college coach ever.

Posted by: Kyle N on Nov. 13, 2005

Spurrier the best, ever?

Well, ever hear of Knute Rockne, Red Blaik, John McKay, John Robinson, Howard Jones, Red Sanders, Pete Carroll, Ara Parsegian, Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes...just to name a few of the hacks that he is better than. NOT.

Kyle, history is a great subject; learn it, or be doomed by it. (Apologies to Santayana)

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 13, 2005

Shelly you are the one who needs to read. I said he was the NASTIEST, CRAFTIEST best coach. And I stand by that.

Posted by: kyle on Nov. 14, 2005

Casca - Think other at large will go to either SEC # 2 or PAC-10 # 2. Ohio State ends up in the Capital One, assuming PSU and OSU win out.

Well, if crafty means going to Washington, DC, screwing up a NFL team, and walking away with $15M, then Spurrier is all that.

Hope McCain will define "degrading" because wading through the various references to find a definition is a mindnumbing endeavor.

Article 16
Each State Party shall undertake to prevent in any territory under its jurisdiction other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment which do not amount to torture as defined in article 1, when such acts are committed by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity

Posted by: Col Steve on Nov. 14, 2005

Kyle, I know how to read; I even know how to parse. Try parsing your sentence. Clearly, you did not write what you meant to say.

Give it a rest; Spurrier is probably a flash in the pan. Certainly, in my mind, he cannot shine the shoes of the men I listed.

I didn't include Shula, Lombardi or Landry, or George Allen or a passel of others due to the fact that you said college and I understood that part of it.

But, if he keeps whipping the pussies at OSU, I may add Paterno...

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 14, 2005

One more inhumane act is to have 15 posts on American football...now that is torture! :)

Posted by: NOTR on Nov. 14, 2005

And then I'll know that you've taken up the pipe and joined the crackheads on the palisades.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 14, 2005

I said, he has to keep beating the pussies at OSU.

I guess, as long as they hide their offense, anything is possible.

Carroll, on the other hand, just says that we are going around your right end; try and stop us...

The pipes are in Venice, not the Palisades.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 14, 2005