Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Joseph K. meets Alice

...in Wonderland [sic] where they exchange "war" [sic] stories about their own experiences with authority run amok. (Anonymust)

One trial makes you larger,
And one trial makes you small,
And the ones that Obama ordered,
Isn't really a trial at all,
Go ask Ali, when he was just small.

And if you go chasing terrorists,
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell them a Yoo-bah written memo,
Has given you the call,
Call Khalid, when he was ten feet tall.

When the Uighurs in the prison,
Get up and tell you where to go,
And you've just tried to stop due process,
And your court date is moving slow.
Go ask Al Marri, I think he'll know.

When law and due process,
Have all fallen slowly dead,
And the Audacity of Hope is talking backwards,
And the OLC has lost it's head,
Remember, what the AG said,

Reason has fled,
The law is dead.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Let the government define?

It's up the Bush Administration,and now the Obama Administration to define words, and NPR's ( & other "journalists") job to adopt those definitions unchallenged? Sheez!!! She actually said that!? Had to listen to it twice, to make sure I heard that.

Re the latest proposed travesty, (as I said back in '01) somebody should inform these depraved a-holes that Kafka didn't intend to write a #!&^#@!!! how-to manual.

-- mikeinportc

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 12:11 PM

The above comment appeared in a comment thread which accompanies a typically hard-hitting Greenwald post. I was inspired to respond that perhaps we should parody an "official" government-sponsored dictionary.

Please feel free to add the most odious and officious definitions and euphemisms that you have heard of-- or are willing to invent-- in the comments here.