Monday Open Thread

Busy day at work today. I blogged a lot this weekend, so scroll down if you haven't read the posts.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

Who is leaving town for the holidays? I'll be right here.

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    I see that the NYT (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Repack Rider on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 10:18:43 AM EST
    ...has come out in opposition to torture, rape and murder.

    What a courageous stance!

    Next thing you know, they will say robbing banks is a crime.

    Okay, that was a stretch.

    They Want a Special Prosecutor (none / 0) (#11)
    by RickyJim on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 11:53:23 AM EST
    to investigate whether criminal charges can be brought against Cheney, Addington, Yoo, Rizzo, the two Mormon psychologists, etc.  I think just as good a case can be brought against those who authorized drone strikes since they have caused collateral damage to civilians and haven't made the US any safer from Muslim terrorism - they have just caused two terrorists to pop up for every one that has been eliminated.

    Hopefully I won't even leave (none / 0) (#1)
    by fishcamp on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 07:14:04 AM EST
    the key of Lower Matecumbe, in Islamorada, except by boat.  In theory, I could even go to Cuba, on a very calm day.  Hey CG, we could troll across to Cuba and bring the people some Christmas fish, which they rarely get, since Castro doesn't let them have boats.

    Maybe we could get the franchise (none / 0) (#3)
    by CoralGables on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:22:36 AM EST
    from Mako and open an outlet (and drydock) in Varadero.

    Scott (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:16:49 AM EST
    After you had written Seattle off as possibly missing the playoffs 2 weeks ago, the only likely thing standing in the path of the Seahawks now being at home for the entire playoffs is the lowly St Louis Rams.

    That'll teach 'em! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 09:42:17 AM EST
    From TPM

    U.S. Mulls Putting North Korea On Terrorism List For 'Cybervandalism'

    So what's your brilliant teaching plan? (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 09:55:49 AM EST
    Better (none / 0) (#7)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 10:19:52 AM EST

    Better nothing than something ridiculous.

    Why do you think this is the only (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 10:39:35 AM EST
    Response they will have?

    "Peace on Earth," (none / 0) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 11:47:28 AM EST
    even without goodwill for all.   A very nice Christmas card from Dr. Paul Krugman (NYT, op ed, Dec 22, 2014.)   The idea of war is old-fashioned--it makes you poorer and weaker, even if you win. With specific references to Vlad Putin, who has no notion of how to function in the 21st Century, and American neocons, who romanticize the leadership of a Putin, riding off shirtless, only to find that plunder just isn't what it once was.

    First I read the NYT article on (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 11:51:47 AM EST
    U.S., British, and Indian prior electronic surveillance re the Mumbai attacks.  Then I read Jeralyn's post. I'm pretty sure she could work for the NYT is she chose to.