A world of secret hungers

In “honor” of the re-emergence of Darth Cheney and his meat puppet from the Death Star, in order to make the case for American Exceptionalism In Torture, we present FZ performing “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,” live from Munich, just in time for day five of Zappadan 2014.

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17 Responses to “A world of secret hungers”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Someone needs to waterboard that POS and see if he still thinks it was a great idea.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      In a proper universe these people would be addressing their explanations, justifications and obfuscations to Beelzebub, from a spit, over a roaring fire. But this universe still has more bugs than features, it seems.

      • khal spencer Says:


      • Larry T. Says:

        I too share the fantasy of ol’ Dick roasting on a spit. But he’s right in one way, plenty in the other party approved this s__t and now they want to blame it 100% on the Repugs. There weren’t many of us out in the streets demonstrating against this crap vs the mobs with the “Support Our Troops” banners. When Dick came to town to seek re-election (technically not true since he was crowned in 2000 rather than elected, I know) I was the lone guy out there with a “Bush Cheney = Miserable Failure” sign and got a one-finger salute directly from the slime ball who had other priorities when it came time to take up arms and defend his country. I just wish I’d had a camera to record the sight.

  2. GJ_John Says:

    So basically the head line should read, “War Criminal Denies War Crimes”.

    I feel so much better now that we know where he stands on this, don’t you?

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Those two need to be asked what they would think if our POW were treated this way or held 12 years without charges or hope of release.

    Chapter 61, Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell covers the this subject well. They should read it. Nah, they would never understand it. They are lost in a imagined and rationalized dream world where they saved the country. Now, if they could just shut the fuck up and fade away that would satisfy me.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Good choice of chapters. I just happen to have a copy of that august publication in my library thanks to some generous benefactor. Alas, humility is not in this particular crowd, though I’ve rarely seen a gang in such dire need of same.

    • GJ_John Says:

      I wouldn’t be satisfied by them shutting the fuck up and fading away. A trial for war crimes would be a nice start.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        The honcho of the ACLU is proposing pre-emptive pardons. Interesting argument. Myself, I still lean toward giving everyone involved a fair and impartial trial and then hanging the lot of ’em.

      • khal spencer Says:

        “…Pardons would make clear that crimes were committed; that the individuals who authorized and committed torture were indeed criminals; and that future architects and perpetrators of torture should beware. Prosecutions would be preferable, but pardons may be the only viable and lasting way to close the Pandora’s box of torture once and for all….”

        Romero has a point. By explicitly pardoning these…um…people…, Obama would be explicitly admitting they had performed war crimes and were being exonerated for acts that had they been tried at Nuremberg, would likely had ended up on the business end of a rope or at minimum, spent a long vacation at Club Spandau. On the other hand, exonerating war criminals for conduct so heinous as to make one’s blood boil is not without precident. Anyone recall Unit 731?


      • khal spencer Says:

        “…Many of the researchers involved in Unit 731 went on to prominent careers in post-war politics, academia, business, and medicine. Some were arrested by Soviet forces and tried at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials in 1949; most remained under American Forces occupation. These researchers were not tried for war crimes by the Americans so that the information and experience gained in bio-weapons could be co-opted into the U.S. biological warfare program.[8] On 6 May 1947, Douglas MacArthur, as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, wrote to Washington that “additional data, possibly some statements from Ishii probably can be obtained by informing Japanese involved that information will be retained in intelligence channels and will not be employed as ‘War Crimes’ evidence.”[9] The immunity deal concluded in 1948…”

  4. Marc Greene Says:

    Dear PO’G,

    Bless you for brightening my evening, though I’m wearing brown shoes.

    The Wiki link was enlightening, especially about lyrics.

    However, I always thought “gurneys” was uncapitalized.

    It’s so much better in lower case, especially for your purposes.

  5. bromasi Says:

    khal said it better then me, pardons for these bozos.

  6. Pat O'Brien Says:

    The Senate report comes out today. Funny how they sat by while this torture was going on. Maybe Feinstein should be added to the list of pardons? I bet they edit all the really damaging information out of the public version. “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

  7. khal spencer Says:

    No discussion of Dick Cheney is complete without….

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