In a setback for the Bush administration, U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green also ruled the prisoners at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have constitutional protections under the law.
"The court concludes that the petitioners have stated valid claims under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and that the procedures implemented by the government to confirm that the petitioners are 'enemy combatants' subject to indefinite detention violate the petitioners' rights to due process of law," Green wrote.
Just a bit of news of upcoming--gasp!--comix of mine. The next two months will see the publication of two stories of mine by Fantagraphics/Eros Comix, and you will buy them(if you''re over 18 and not in Utah). No, you will! No arguments.
Both stories feature my favorites of my characters, Rosa & Annalisa, previously seen in "October Surprise" in Menage A Trois #3. The first will be "a.", a five-page mostly-silent story in Menage A Trois #7, out in February. Also in the book is a cartoonist much better at the smut genre than even I, Molly Kiely, so even if you don't want it for my horrible self, pick it up for her. She's brilliant.
The second will be the epic-length(well, issue-length) satire "Soft Ceiling," which is all in pencil and is the best thing I've done to date of this sort, and that'll be in Menage A Trois #8, out in March, with, for the first time outside of Plastic, a cover by none other than--me! Look for a smirking Rosa and Dick Cheney on said cover.
So do your part to hasten America's moral decay! Buy several, and read them with very special friends...
Labels: cheney, my comics, rosa and annalisa
Cheney: Casual Day at Auschwitz
Even though he managed to dress properly for the inauguration, Cheney appears to have decided that the proper attire for something as solemn as memorial services at Auschwitz-Birkenau is a knit cap and green parka. Restoring dignity to the office as always, that's our Bushies.
"Fuck 'em. [the Jews] They didn't vote for us." --Bush 41 evil mastermind, James Baker, 1992.
George Costanza Visits Auschwitz
Labels: cheney, politics
Condi Rice: What, You Mean The Senate Have Opinions?
Not that this will make any difference. But some Democrats are actually demonstrating some atavistic memory of a spine by refusing to confirm Condi Rice as Secretary of State.
"I don't like impugning anyone's integrity," Sen. Mark Dayton said this morning, "but I really don't like being lied to." Dayton said Rice misled him, misled other members of Congress and misled the public both before and after the war began. Among the evidence Dayon cited: Rice's claim in September 2002 that Saddam Hussein was trying to purchase aluminum tubes that were "only really suited for nuclear weapons programs." Rice coupled her pronouncement on the tubes with the warning that "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." But as the New York Times later reported, Rice was aware at the time she gave her warning that the government's top nuclear experts had concluded that the tubes were most likely not for weapons use at all.
Dayton said he would vote against Rice's confirmation to send a signal that administration officials cannot "get away with lying -- lying to Congress, lying to committees, lying to the American people. It's wrong, it's immoral, it's un-American, and it has to stop."
So far today, Democrats Ted Kennedy, Carl Levin and Evan Bayh have joined Dayton in announcing that they'll vote against Rice's confirmation; Boxer and John Kerry announced their opposition last week.How quaint! Lies actually matter--now, when it's too late and the damage has already been done--to the Democrats! Someone should tell them that the time to say "no" is before the date rape, not after.
Not that this will make any difference--as the story says, the Republicans have the votes, and there are plenty of Democrats willing, as usual, to give the GOP the servicing they want. But hey, symbolism! Worked great for Jeanette Rankin!
Hey, what else are you going to do when you're a dead party that represents no one, and you've failed to keep your country from the wolves?