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Fist of Etiquette

Dammit! I TiVo'd that but didn't watch it yet. Thanks for the spoiler.

Are those penguins?


Are those gay penguins, are they? Carl's night may have just gotten a whole lot less pleasant.

Kinky Bee

Oh great! What a waste of a perfectly great pot of coffee. Carl always selfishly hoarded the coffee.


Have some fun, Jack Bauer!!

The CIA sources described a list of six "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" instituted in mid-March 2002 and used, they said, on a dozen top al Qaeda targets incarcerated in isolation at secret locations on military bases in regions from Asia to Eastern Europe. According to the sources, only a handful of CIA interrogators are trained and authorized to use the techniques:

1. The Attention Grab: The interrogator forcefully grabs the shirt front of the prisoner and shakes him.

2. Attention Slap: An open-handed slap aimed at causing pain and triggering fear.

3. The Belly Slap: A hard open-handed slap to the stomach. The aim is to cause pain, but not internal injury. Doctors consulted advised against using a punch, which could cause lasting internal damage.

4. Long Time Standing: This technique is described as among the most effective. Prisoners are forced to stand, handcuffed and with their feet shackled to an eye bolt in the floor for more than 40 hours. Exhaustion and sleep deprivation are effective in yielding confessions.

5. The Cold Cell: The prisoner is left to stand naked in a cell kept near 50 degrees. Throughout the time in the cell the prisoner is doused with cold water.

6. Water Boarding: The prisoner is bound to an inclined board, feet raised and head slightly below the feet. Cellophane is wrapped over the prisoner's face and water is poured over him. Unavoidably, the gag reflex kicks in and a terrifying fear of drowning leads to almost instant pleas to bring the treatment to a halt.

According to the sources, CIA officers who subjected themselves to the water boarding technique lasted an average of 14 seconds before caving in. They said al Qaeda's toughest prisoner, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, won the admiration of interrogators when he was able to last between two and two-and-a-half minutes before begging to confess.


Shit, Bubba. This is what they call torture? I know people who've had worse childhoods than that.


Shit, Bubba. This is what they call torture? My honeymoon was worse than that.


"My honeymoon was worse than that." - Che

mmmmmm....lucky you.

Note to self: to avoid spewing juice all over computer, don't drink juice while reading blamebush.

Fist of Etiquette

There's a typo in that list. Number five should actually read "Cold Call". They give the detainee a telephone and a phone book and make them sell long distance services to random people during the dinner hour. There is some debate on its effectiveness.


"Cold Call"

I LOVE that TV show. It highlights all the evil reich-wing criminals that are infesting Philadelphia much in the way that the Law & Order shows do the same for all the evil corporate criminals that make NYC a sewer.


((Just prior to the Abu Gharaib "scandal"))

Sen Kennedy's Aide: Senator, we just found out about a place where they're putting women's panties on men's heads and they're leading men around with dog collars and leashes.

Sen Kennedy: Can you get me an appointment for this Saturday night?

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