Posted by: Jim | October 19, 2006

Habeas Corpse

Anyone who the President determines is an undocumented alien or an enemy combatant, is now “guilty until proven suspicious.”

I’ve been trying to figure out how to blog about this, but good old Keith Olberman did a better job than I could ever hope to do.

To quote George Orwell, “In times of universal deceit, simply telling the truth can be a revolutionary act.” Well said, George, and well said Keith:




  1. Yawn. Olberman blew it when he left ESPN. He was one of the funniest and insightful sports commentators. Don’t get me wrong, O’Reilly is no better, but he never had a career in sports journalism to fall back on.

    John Buccigross filled in quite nicely where Olberman left off…

  2. Now he’s one of the funniest and most insightful political commentators. And since politics is more important than sports–the world wins! YEAH!

  3. Yeah, it’d be a shame to waste such a sharp wit as Olbermann’s on freaking sports. I mean, I like sports well enough (I’ve hung onto the Clippers in my heart for over 20 years, for G-d’s sake, knowing they’d do well again), but in the end? Just a bunch of athletic, sweaty men running around and…

    I’m sorry, where was I?

    Oh yeah. Olbermann? He rawks. He can be in my imaginary male harem any day of the week.

    (But Jon Stewart will always be my imaginary boyfriend. Sorry, Keith – I know you’re heartbroken.)

  4. You have your opinion. I guarantee you the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB draw more viewership than all of the political media combined. You’d also having a very difficult time convincing the worls that politics is morte important than soccer…

    Politics in the media is verbal masturbation, in this man’s opinion.

    Now sit me down with a pitcher of beer, some good friends, and a hockey game and you have yourself a night! The same cannot be said for political shows.

    Be sure to check out John Buccigross’s column though. He’s inspired. And I’ll take Dennis Miller over Olberman any day of the week!

  5. …and you will have a much easier time teaching me how to type! LOL!

  6. Dennis Miller is a has-been hack who, as John Stewart puts it, “bet on the wrong horse.” Rather than admit he was wrong, he’s now relying on ham-fisted comparisons to past polls, saying that Lincoln and Truman were equally hated during their incumbency, and they turned out to be great presidents. Therefore, since GWB is equally hated, it must be that he will turn out equally great.

    I don’t think that’s how logic works …

    (But thanks for the correction on the spelling of “Habeas”!!)

  7. What the world thinks is important when it comes to sports, but not when it involves actions the United States takes when it involves other countries, and in a rather profound manner?

    I don’t know if you take that view, Todd – I’m not saying that you do. I am saying that is the standard right-wing response when people tell them to look at how unilateral actions of the US affects the world stage. That what the world thinks is unimportant. It should be equally unimportant when it comes to sports. Or even less so.

    BTW, the rest of the world calls it “football” – you know, if we’re taking the world’s feelings into account here, might as well get it right.

    It’s funny – I got together with a group of friends in the bar of a Mexican restaurant a couple or weeks ago – after a long day of precinct walking for a congressional candidate – and watched the Angelides/Schwartzenegger debate on TV. The reaction of those of us watching? Exactly what you’d expect from watching a sports match. Including groaning and cheering and, “What was he thinking?!” It was rather fun.

    I used to love Dennis Miller, when he still appeared to be libertarian, until he lost his freaking mind and started sucking on neo-con teat.

    Bill Mahr – now there’s a liberterian I can get behind. And just think of all those books…

    What? That’s a librarian?

    Never mind.

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