Friday, May 22, 2009

Right Wing Blowhard Admits the Truth

And so it went Friday morning when WLS radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided to subject himself to the controversial practice of waterboarding live on his show.

Mancow decided to tackle the divisive issue head on -- actually it was head down, while restrained and reclining.

"I want to find out if it's torture," Mancow told his listeners Friday morning, adding that he hoped his on-air test would help prove that waterboarding did not, in fact, constitute torture...

With a Chicago Fire Department paramedic on hand, Mancow was placed on a 7-foot long table, his legs were elevated, and his feet were tied up.

Turns out the stunt wasn't so funny. Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop. He only lasted 6 or 7 seconds.

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke,"Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child. "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back...It was instantaneous...and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."

"I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," Mancow said. "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face...I got voted to do this but I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.' "


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Bod sums it up nicely

I can't believe I am quoting Jesse Ventura, but damn!

Ventura:I was water boarded, so I know — at SERE School, Survival Escape Resistance Evasion. It was a required school you had to go to prior to going into the combat zone, which in my era was Vietnam. All of us had to go there. We were all, in essence — every one of us was water boarded. It is torture.

KING: What was it like?

VENTURA: It’s drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning. It is no good, because you — I’ll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.

One of many gems in his Larry King interview last night

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Some stuff

Haven’t posted much in a while, so this will be a “things that caught my eye” during the day kind of a deal.

A softball coach douching it up.

The right wing engaging in their latest round of manufactured outrage

Joe the Plumber really is a bigot.

You know it’s a fun day when it takes three tries with two different logons to do an ipconfig/ release

This is truly frightening, but unfortunately not all that surprising. Texas. 'Nuf said?

Yet another commute home with mother nature fiercely blowing in my face. Ugh.