Posted by cuddlefish at 3:20 PM
Another shocking accusation by former administration insider Lawrence Wilkerson appears to be going under the media radar today.
On NPR yesterday, the former chief of staff to the secretary of state said that he had uncovered a "visible audit trail" tracing the practice of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers directly back to Vice President Cheney's office.
Posted by cuddlefish at 2:05 PM
to join in the 2nd* Austin Mooning of the Klan
Saturday, November 5th
Austin City Hall (or nearby depending on where the police make us stand)
Who: You, me, a few hundred of our closest friends, anyone you can double dog dare to get down there and drop trou. If this is your first time mooning, it can be easier to complete the deed if you have a good friend along for encouragement.
What: Mooning is a long standing Texas tradition of irreverant disobedience. Generally speaking mooning is a spontaneous event. Defined as exposing some part of one's ass in a gesture of friendly insult, Texas law allows for mooning as long as genitals are not exposed and there is no overtly sexual action involved. You may write a cheeky statement across yourself, but obscenities are a gray area, legally speaking.
Where: Counter protesters are going to be kept as far away from the Klan rally as possible. Given the geography of the site (South plaza of Austin City Hall) it will be difficult to avoid obstructing traffic and other arrestable offenses. Please try NOT to get arrested.
Why: Because one big ass deserves another (and they can't use footage of counterprotesters that includes naked butt). Mooning also defuses the potential for violence since it's nearly impossible to swing at someone when you are giggling.
*The first mooning of the Klan was organized by Texas musician Steve Fromholz in 1993 and proved to be an effective means of making counter protesters smile and Klanspeople cringe.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:47 AM
Photo by Ryan McManus
Friday Random Ten: Waiting For The Barbarians Edition
Velvet Days - Kristin Hersh
idxu2 - aero wave
Split - The Big Boys
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) - The Stranglers
Hazing - Throwing Muses
Daytime Dilema (Dangers of Love) - The Ramones
You Make Me Sick - the Motards
Something In The Night - Bruce Springsteen
Burning Room - Pray For Rain (Sid & Nancy Soundtrack)
Gdansk - Test Dept.
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:00 AM
The Pikes Peak Derby Dames: Roller Derby has arrived in Colorado Springs.
Vote for your favorite Windy City Roller.
An organizational meeting for a Fort Wayne women’s roller derby team is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Munchie Emporium, 1109 Taylor St.
The Gotham Girls Roller Derby 2006 pin-up calendar is now available.
roller derby, rollergirls
Posted by cuddlefish at 1:16 PM
The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al Qaeda captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.
The secret facility is part of a covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries, including Thailand, Afghanistan and several democracies in Eastern Europe, as well as a small center at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, according to current and former intelligence officials and diplomats from three continents.
The hidden global internment network is a central element in the CIA's unconventional war on terrorism. It depends on the cooperation of foreign intelligence services, and on keeping even basic information about the system secret from the public, foreign officials and nearly all members of Congress charged with overseeing the CIA's covert actions.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:49 AM
The flat track Assassination City Derby skates their second pre-season bout this Sunday, November 6th.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:05 AM
The flat track Carolina Rollergirls skate this Sunday, November 6th.
The Debutante Brawlers take on the Trauma Queens in their second bout of the season.
Sunday, November 6, 2005.
Skate Ranch of Raleigh
Tickets are $8 adults, $5 kids under 12 in advance. $10 adults, $5 kids under 12 at the door.
Doors open at 5:30pm, bout at 6pm.
Please visit the Carolina Rollergirls website for more info.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Carolina, Debutante Brawlers, Trauma Queens
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:50 AM
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The flat track Tucson Roller Derby skate a special Black & Tan bout this Saturday, November 5th.
TRD Saddletramps vs. TRD Saddletramps
666 Jezze Jamez, captain (aka Jezebelle)
14 Zoe Bowie (aka Whiskey Mick)
187 Nockka Ho Down (aka Barbicide)
8 Flo on the Range (aka Sloppy Flo)
986 Randi Canyon (aka Bolshe Vixen)
I4I Ridin' Anya (aka Hard Anya)
RIP Tombstone Teri (aka Dirty Teri)
13 Wyatt eeka, captain (aka eeka)
16 Hoot'n Annie (aka Aja Consent)
18 The Bad (aka Doris Badenov)
241 Fisti the Kid (aka Fisti Cuffs)
30-30 Bitch Cassidy (aka Penny Tencherry)
333 Doe Holliday (aka Deadlock Doe)
Saturday, November 5, 2005
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of bout.
Visit the Tucson Roller Derby website for more info.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Saddletramps, Tucson
Posted by cuddlefish at 2:01 PM
David Neiwert on the ultimate Newspeak
Josh Marshall - The Italian Connection, Part 1
Juan Cole - Top Five Resignations the American People Should Demand In the Wake of Libby's Indictment
The Bureau of Missing Socks is the first organization solely devoted to solving the question of what happens to missing single socks.
Posted by cuddlefish at 10:51 AM
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
This was a game of three dramatic scoring runs. Motivated to win one for the "House," as the Broncos call veteran offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell, who suffered season-ending injuries during a five-car accident last week, the Broncos jumped out to a 28-0 lead. The Eagles then went on a 21-0 run, sparked by a 91-yard, catch-and-run touchdown by star receiver Terrell Owens, who burned Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, slowed by a hamstring injury.
"He was out there probably playing at 60 percent," Foxworth said of Bailey.
Once Foxworth and Devoe helped the Broncos realize they were not about to blow another big lead, they poured it on. Tatum Bell, another kid in his second year, capped Denver's 21-0 fourth quarter with scoring runs of 67 and 6 yards.
By game's end, the Broncos had turned in one of the most balanced performances in NFL history. Plummer passed for 309 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Mike Anderson rushed for 126 yards and Bell gained 107.
A check with record keepers found it was the first time in NFL history a team had two 100-yard rushers and a 300-yard passer in the same game.
Not only did the Broncos' offense not commit a turnover for a sixth consecutive game, it compiled 564 total yards, the most ever in a Denver victory. The 49 points was one off the team record.
Posted by cuddlefish at 8:00 AM
Air Force Two arrived in Norfolk on Saturday morning, July 12, 2003, with Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff aboard. They had come "to send forth a great American ship bearing a great American name," as Cheney said from the flag-draped flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.
As Cheney returned to Washington with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the two men spoke of the news on Iraq -- the most ambitious use of the war machine Reagan built two decades before. A troublesome critic was undermining a principal rationale for the war: the depiction of Baghdad, most urgently by Cheney, as a nuclear threat to the United States.
Defending the war became the animating priority aboard Air Force Two that day. According to his indictment on Friday, Libby "discussed with other officials aboard the plane" how he should respond to "pending media inquiries" about the critic, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. Apart from Libby, only press aide Catherine Martin is known to have accompanied Cheney on that flight.
The crimes alleged in Libby's indictment would come later. But the flight from Norfolk marked a transition in the four-month slide from politics as usual -- close combat in defense of the president's policies -- to what a special prosecutor described as perjury and obstruction of justice. Summer would give way to fall before Libby reached the point of no return, with his first alleged lies to the FBI. But he skirted the line soon after stepping off the aircraft.
Posted by cuddlefish at 12:48 PM
Roller Derby Worldwide
689 amateur roller derby leagues to date