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March 2007
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Karen Tandy speaking the truth

This gem from a speech by DEA head Karen Tandy back in 2005 has been making the rounds, and it is so true that I had to include it here as the quote of the day:

Our fight against drugs clearly knows no borders, it respects no age, and it respects no jurisdictions. We are […]


You know those horrible, nasty terrorists that they’ve been keeping on Guant˝namo? You know how we’ve been giving up all our civil liberties supposedly because we’re in such danger? Well, they finally finished the trial for one of the most “dangerous.”

Australian David Hicks pleaded guilty at the Guant˝namo Bay Navy Base yesterday to supporting terrorism in exchange for a nine-month prison sentence under a plea deal that forbids him from claiming he was abused in U.S. custody.
In return, Hicks, 31, will be allowed to leave Guant˝namo within 60 days to serve out the sentence in his native Australia. He will be free by New Year’s Eve.

Meanwhile, Richard Paey is still serving 25 years in prison for taking medicine for multiple sclerosis and failed spine surgery.
I am angry on so many levels, I can’t sort through them all right now.

Weekend Updates

“bullet” Server problems. Sorry for those of you who were having problems accessing the site yesterday. Salonblogs was undergoing emergency server repair and the comments were out (and tended to freeze up the loading of this page). “bullet” Welcome to WJBC listeners who caught me on the Steve Fast show yesterday. I had a fun […]