Category Archives: Pinky and the Brain

Do As We Say, Not As We Do

The obscure doings of Ray Davis,

According to Washington, the matter is simple: Davis carries a diplomatic passport and therefore has immunity. However, anyone schooled in the law of diplomacy knows that the State Department is playing fast and loose with the law. The issuance of a black passport does not confer diplomatic immunity in such circumstances; that step requires the recognition by the host state of diplomatic status. And the picture surrounding Mr. Davis is exceedingly murky. The New York Times discreetly reports facts that have been sensationalized in the Pakistani media:

Mr. Horton points to Mr. Lindorff’s article

Davis (whose identity was first denied and later confirmed by the US Embassy in Islamabad), and the embassy have claimed that he was hired as an employee of a US security company called Hyperion Protective Consultants, LLC, which was said to be located at 5100 North Lane in Orlando, Florida. Business cards for Hyperion were found on Davis by arresting officers.

However CounterPunch has investigated and discovered the following information:

First, there is not and never has been any such company located at the 5100 North Lane address. It is only an empty storefront, with empty shelves along one wall and an empty counter on the opposite wall, with just a lone used Coke cup sitting on it.

These are probably just oversights by the red light media, but is this plausible deniability?

With No Summer Ice On The N Pole

What happens to the cold water current that is the engine of the oceans?

Doesn’t really matter what you think causes it, does it?

Tell It Like It Is

A city council member in Mada’in (Salman Pak) abruptly opened fire on Americans who had been in a meeting with him. He killed 2 US troops and wounded 4 other Americans. He had been in India recently because Sunni-Shiite tensions made it too difficult for him in Mada’in. He had only been back one week as councilman. Although there is speculation that he was unstable, my own suspicion is that the continued US military occupation was just too hard for him to take. India has an anti-colonial atmosphere, after all. Here is some of what McClatchy reporters overhead the people of Mada’in say in the aftermath:

‘ Anti-U.S. sentiment remains widespread, with many locals viewing the American presence as an intrusion. As news of Ajil’s killings spread, some residents hailed him as a hero. Several uttered his name and added, “God rest his soul,” and a taxi driver at the scene pointed to the bloodstains and said, “the pigs deserved this.” ‘

Not exactly the stuff you here on telebision. Guess I’m wrong about that. HT HLN

But I’m glad you shield me from this stuff. I might start to question my government.


Offshore Rig Utilization Reports

According to the CW gasoline prices should have been falling this year.

Oh well, that’s what CW gets you.

UD: Maybe I should say political CW.

Too Stupid To Be President 2.0

What do you see as the gravest long-term threat to the U.S. economy?

McCain: Well, I would think that the absolute gravest threat is the struggle that we’re in against Islamic extremism, which can affect, if they prevail, our very existence. Another successful attack on the United States of America could have devastating consequences.

You know I have on more than one occasion denigrated the value of college education, but being a high school grad with some college seems to have left me a lot smarter than a lot of college degreed people whose opinions are considered very serious. But goddamn people!

The Preznit Knows Best

Guantanamo prisoner opens new era of court challenges

WASHINGTON — The Taliban tortured Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak al Ginco. They thought he was a U.S. spy. Then, U.S. soldiers called the Syrian native an enemy and shipped him to Guantanamo.

via War and Piece.

Gee, those dullards we call the Founding Fathers conceived of the office of President with Washington in mind, but they didn’t trust George Washington with these kind of powers.

Catch a clue, *morons.

*Update: Present company excluded of course, except for morons.