Sunday, May 13, 2007

I sever the ties

So I find myself in a good mood and I'm not really sure why. It's the oddest thing. I mean, sure, it's the beginning of my weekend and I don't have to run any more shitty night NASCAR races, but this is a greater sense of joy that those things would merit. I did listen to a nice playlist I made on my drive home. Lots of good songs in a row always helps.

But yeah, my night of work wasn't particularly great, as I did run baseball and had a rained out race. Lots of little bullshit to annoy, especially when you add in emergency broadcasts for thunderstorms. So yeah, it's unusual that I'm happy in the face of all that garbage.

Ohhh I also listened to an episode of This American Life, a radio show from public radio, about prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Man that's scary. They interviewed two guys that had been released after four years of detainment. Neither had ever been anyway related to terrorism or being an enemy combatant, aside from someone turning them in for a $5-10,000 reward. Four years oftheir life stolen, forced into a cage, regularly humiliated and interrogated for no reason. Imagine.

I could go on a huge rant about that. I mean we are a nation allegedly based on freedom and the "inalienable rights" of all men, yet we detain these people without habeus corpus, without any reasonable appeal process and with minimal evidence of their guilt. It's astounding. I'm letting it go, but I may post more about it later, if my mood worsens.


Anonymous said...

Why do you hate America? We're supposed to lock up all the foreigners and make them prove their innocence. Then, if we want to, we'll let them go. What's the use of having secret prisons if you're not gonna skirt some US laws?


Anonymous said...

I hate America too. This is the greatest anti- American site I've found lately. The rants are up there with MSNBC. I'll check back often to see what other tirade this blogger is up too. Hey, did you ever consider The Move On . org movement? They definitely want to see America come to it's knees too! Long live socialism!

Care Bear 68

Anonymous said...

too = too much
to = preposition referring to place

its = possessive
it's = contraction meaning it is

hard to look smart-ass when you can't spell.

Anonymous said...

Screw you- fellow blogger. All you right wingers think you have all the answers & want to save the world.
You guys are screwed in 2008. HA!

Care Bear 68

Anonymous said...

Wow! Eric, you have attracted quite a passionate following.

Leg Hound

eric said...

You start talking politics and they come out of the woodwork.