Yesterday's edition, but still:
Chris Bond, Republican from Missouri (which is my home state, also the stomping grounds of our man John Ashcroft who against all odds turned out to be one of the saner of the New Crazies) was trying to defend the indefensible yesterday.
We all know we don't torture, but when we do torture, (which we don't) we don't call it torture and of course we don't torture in the first place, but sometimes there are good reasons to torture. Not that we'd ever do such a thing.
The new word is "coercion".
Talking about the information we've gained from not torturing people, Chris Bond, weak and bland as James is strong, is quoted as saying,
"Coercion has opened the dialogue."
And I was always told you were supposed to open with a joke.
And one of the great all-time obits ran yesterday, online anyway:
Khun Sa, Drug King, Dies at 73
Come on. Drug King? How cool is that? Imagine if they had to sum up your whole life and they came up with Drug King. I am the King of All Drugs! Bow before me Psylocibin! Kneel, you Narcotics and Opiates! Pledge to me, all ye Green and Leafy Herbs!
Fucking Drug King. And he dies at 73, making him Good King Drug King. And if I could get people to start calling me something like Khun Sa, I would answer without a smile.
"Is Khun Sa coming?"
"Yeah, Khun's coming, he's running a little late, but he'll be here."
"Khun! How you doing, man? This is Jim, Jim this is my friend Khun, he's that Drug King I was telling you about..."
So long, Khun, and may the heavens be empty of Feds. Guy was probably some kind of homicidal lunatic, but he scored a great obit.
More on business tomorrow, good things are popping with the League and the EIF project.