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Discovered a hack today

in the version of WordPress I was using that apparently allowed folks to add themselves to my links list — so instead of writing a new bloviation, we had to do a little maintenance — and I decided what the heck, I’d update the theme.

Since tens of you visit each week, I thought I’d put in the effort to make it a little less gloomy than the old “Lemmings” theme, that and brown isn’t a very popular color of late, thanks to Barbara Box-o-rocks. Oh, sorry, SENATOR Box-o-rocks. Sorry, I forgot how hard you worked to “earn” that title by smearing Hershensohn so slimely. I’m sure that took the wind out of your sails and all.

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Senate Votes to Ban Waterboarding and other “Harsh Techniques”

In an effort to forstall harsh treatment of our citizens by other powers, including terrorist organizations accustomed to sawing people’s heads off with rusty kitchen knifes, the Senate today set a new standard for absolute idiocy:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate voted Wednesdy to prohibit the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods on terror suspects despite President Bush’s threat to veto any measure that limits the agency’s interrogation techniques.

The prohibition was contained in a bill authorizing intelligence activities for the current year. The bill would restrict the CIA to the 19 interrogation techniques outlined in the Army field manual. That manual prohibits waterboarding, a method that makes an interrogation subject feel he is drowning. The bill passed on a 51-45 vote.

Apparently, the 19 interrogation techniques also don’t include speaking harshly, interrupting naps, or taking away prisoner’s cable TV. Human rights activists, and other liberal idiots, rejoice.

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