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scrimshaw said...

jes sayin' You have to give them credit. Unlike some governments, the Egyptian government isn't afraid to tell it like it is:

[T]he Egyptian Ministry of Interior, which oversees the police, announced that they would be issuing their officers live ammunition, with standing orders to shoot anyone who attempted to take over government buildings.

A spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, Ahmed Ali, told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that the security forces would continue to use all means at their disposal to quell protests and unrest. "When dealing with terrorism, the consideration of civil and human rights are not applicable," he said.

That's right. Protests, unrest and riots are now officially defined as terrorism. And "when dealing with terrorism, the consideration of civil and human rights are not applicable." See how easy that is?

I'll bet there are quite a few members of Western governments that envy such freedom and transparency...

. digby 8/16/2013 04:30:00 PM

August 16, 2013 at 11:48 p.m.
scrimshaw said...

Conservatives are just hellbent on trying to keep poor people from getting decent health coverage. The right-wing intelligentsia can claim otherwise, but the plain truth is that no one in the actual governing wing of the Republican Party wants to replace Obamacare with anything else. They just want to repeal it, full stop. For some reason, the mere idea of poor and working-class people getting medical care with taxpayer help drives them into conniptions.Kevin Drum

August 1, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.
scrimshaw said...

Replace the name Weiner with Vitter,then carry on.

July 25, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.
scrimshaw said...

what's the difference in "undocumented" and "illegal"? Do you think Judge Bales would have let them off with fines if they were "illegal"?

July 23, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
scrimshaw said...

In the case of the TWRA,they do not give out "warnings".Each and every agent is totally aware that the budget is tight and every citation issued is more revenue! These people are "fee-grabbers" of the highest order and there's nothing you can do about it,except pay up.

July 23, 2013 at 10:05 a.m.
scrimshaw said...

Maybe someone could explain to the VW folks what the "southern heritage" (right to work, for less) is all about.

Come to think of it,I wish someone could explain it to me too! (something about voting against your own self-interest?)

July 18, 2013 at 12:49 a.m.
scrimshaw said...

Re-labeling Clay's camel blanket "Military Industrial Complex", and the rider as "USA",would not be too far off the mark.

July 14, 2013 at 1:51 p.m.

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