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Christian Prisons, Christian Torture?

Christian Prisons, Christian Torture?

I wonder how many Christians regularly visit prisoners to offer consolation and comfort anymore? I’m not talking about ministers or special group missions, but regular laypeople of the many congregations in all their many denominations all over the country. Somehow I think that the ones who call for punishment and torture and war probably don’t do that. A prisoner is someone who is held against their will in… a prison! Oh, you can call it a penitentiary, a correctional facility,…

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Rooms in the George W. Bush Museum

Rooms in the George W. Bush Museum

Thanks to Memere’s email delivery service…. with a couple of slight corrections… The George W Bush Presidential Museum is now in the planning stages. It was supposed to be a library, but the planners kept resigning. You’ll want to be one of the first to make a contribution to this great man’s legacy. The Museum will include: The Hurricane Katrina Room, which is still under construction. The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you can’t remember anything. The Texas Air National Guard…

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Justification for Gitmo – not

Justification for Gitmo – not

William Glaberson reports that defense attorneys representing a 21-year-old being held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “have been ordered by a military judge not to tell their client – or anyone else – the identity of witnesses against him” in the prisoner’s upcoming war crimes trial. Attorneys point out that this “would hamper their ability to build an adequate defense because they cannot ask their client or anyone else about prosecution witnesses, making it difficult to test the veracity of…

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Tell Senators to Restore Habeas Corpus

Tell Senators to Restore Habeas Corpus

President Bush currently has the power to declare anyone he wants, including U.S. citizens, to be an “enemy combatant” — and imprison them indefinitely without access to our court system – and without any explanation for their imprisonment. The Senate is set to vote this week on whether or not to restore habeas corpus — the fundamental constitutional right that allows citizens to challenge the lawfulness of their imprisonment. Contact your U.S. senators now and speak up to save habeas…

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O’Reilly Gitmo

O’Reilly Gitmo

Bill O’Reilly visited Gitmo just before three prisoners committed suicide. Jon Stewart: “I can’t believe they lasted that long after an O’Reilly visit…” O’Reilly claims the prisoners are POWs…. What does that make Condi? See video at Crooks and Liars Video-WMP Video-QT O’Reilly’s response? He claims that you’d have to be a stoned dopey college kid to watch Stewart’s show. In fact, as Media Matters for America has previously noted, a study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center indicates that…

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My reaction to the State of the Union Address

My reaction to the State of the Union Address

I somehow made it all the way through the State of the Union address last night. Much as I disagree with the Bush administration, I even found him unusually appealing. I actually had the thought, “Well, maybe most of this administration’s ugliness is Cheney. Maybe Bush means some of what he is saying here.” I thought he really tried to appeal to our hopefulness at a very sour time – that showed some good leadership. But that’s about it. So…

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