The Attention Deficit Newswrap: 24 August 2009

TORTURE TACTICS: CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?

Oh boy. It’s the torture tactics that we haven’t heard about yet.  A federal judge has ordered the material to be released today as the result of an American Civil Liberties Union Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit .

We’re going to be inundated with over reporting of three things:  Threating a detainee with a power drill, mock executions,  and the right wing’s excuse making.

Newsweek broke the story on Friday.  The New York Times has an equally sketchy heads up.

What’s next? Attorney General Eric Holder will be deciding whether to pursue action.  He has recieved a Justice Department Advisement to do so.


HURRICANE BILL NOW A TROPICAL STORM BUT NOT AFTER CREATING A ROGUE WAVE. ONE KILLED IN MAINE.


WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN. IS THIS NEWS, OR REALITY SMACKING US UPSIDE THE HEAD?

The San Jose Mercury News

The New York Times

The Guardian, UK]


Miss Universe 2009: Miss Venezuela.  Why don’t we just let Donald Trump run the…what? Oh… Never mind.


RYAN JENKINS FOUND DEAD IN B.C. HOTEL ROOM

Ryan Jenkins was one of the contestants on a reality show called “Megan Wants A Millionaire”. He was vetted by the show, but had a history of abuse and other problems. He was the prime suspect in the horrific murder of his former wife, and was on the run from the law at the time of his death.

“MEGAN WANTS A MILLIONAIRE” SHOW CANCELLED BY VH1

No word on who the winner was, if there was a winner.


THE COMICS

Professor Turgeson seems timely, given the news about Afghanistan

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