| What’s happened to America

From Salon via Parker Donham’s blog, Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald offers a blood-curdling precis of the just released (but still redacted) CIA Inspector General’s report (.pdf) on the agency’s torture techniques. He concludes: “The fact that we are not really bothered any more by taking helpless detainees in our custody and (a) threatening to blow their brains out, torture them with drills, rape their mothers, and murder their children; (b) choking them until they pass out; (c) pouring water read more

Song of the day – Lights, covered by the Jayhawks.

Lights, by Victoria Williams Lights of the city look so good Almost like somebody thought they would Thought they would What kinda song would you give If you had a song to give? What kinda life would you live If you had a life to live? Now, wouldn’t you wanna make something good That you could look on Give you lots of pleasure? Yeah, you would What about this thing that you gave What if it weren’t quite perfect What read more

Obama, the image war.

Some US activists are postering the US with posters linking Obama to an image doctored to look like Heath Ledger’s Joker, with the word “socialism” underneath. I hope that the moderates in the US start making fun posters, with Obama as Superman or Obama as a happy clown.  Until then, here are some I found on a quick Google. I love the war for the image of this man, I find it fascinating.