DECEMBER 14, 2007

"There are two distinct species of popularity; the one excited by merit, the other by resentment" -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Rights of Man 1, 1791

Waterboarding - what it is, what it isn't, what it looks like, how many times it has been used, how effective it has been:

Pronunciation: - \ to r-ch r\
Function - noun
Etymology - Middle French, from Old French, from Late Latin tortura, from Latin tortus, past participle of torqu re to twist; probably akin to Old High German dr hsil turner, Greek atraktos spindle.
DEFINITION:  The infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure.
Source:  Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

Note:  since "waterboarding" does NOT cause intense pain, it, by definition, IS NOT TORTURE!!!!!!!!!!!  At this point if we make the assumption that liberal Democrat politicians are reasonably well educated individuals, we must also assume that when they use the word "torture" they know its definition, and that they know that waterboarding is therefore is not torture.  Why do they continue to purposely misuse the word?  Politics, folks.  They think there is political gain for them by continuing to do so.  Never mind how it makes us look elsewhere.  Their political gain and power is primary and everything else is secondary (or lower).

Key Congressmen (including Pelosi) knew about CIA waterboarding five years ago:

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A different Christmas poem (page may be slow to load - wait for it):

Accidental?  This identical tactic has happened a number of times in Clinton campaigns:

"Republicans like this war. They want this war to continue." - Nancy Pelosi:

"Tax policy has been established by the big corporations and the wealthiest Americans." - John Edwards.  How's that for logic?:

Rep Jim McDermott (D-Wash) voted against a House resolution recognizing the importance of Christmas (he voted FOR Ramadan and Diwili):

This too is for peaceful purposes, dont'cha know:

A part of our history we need to remember and emulate:

"Speak English" sign results in problems for sandwich shop: