Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rightwingsparkle's Personal Torture

"It's kind of like watering your houseplants."

Yeah, I know that talking about torture is so last week, since today every wingnut's got their panties in a bunch over Arlen Specter's pseudo-defection. But I've actually been working at a job that pays me money, so I'm a little behind on my unpaid scorning and ridiculing.

What're you gonna do - torture me? I've got some catching up to do, so let's get to it.

Anywhoozle, among Rightwingsparkle's many recent gems (if by 'gems' we mean the little peanut chunks and tomato skins seen floating on the toilet's surface after a good blast of diarrhea) is this, which I guess counts, for her, as some sort of moral quandry:
Bush had a choice. Prevent more dead Americans or skate the line of torture. You are telling me you wouldn't have done the same?

Was it wrong? Was it unconstitutional? We can argue that point. We can say it was or wasn't and move on. But you cannot prosecute people for doing what they thought was right at the time.

I can't recall ever seeing one of her little ditties generate as many comments as this. There's simply too much crazy in that thread for me to even begin sorting through and highlighting, but this one, by a very confused young man, sums up the crazy wingnut view perfectly:
GravatarWhy should we not do it anymore? It obviously works.
Bonus: In 1983, the Justice Department under Ronald Reagan, Patron Saint of Deluded Wingnuts, successfully prosecuted a Texas sheriff and his deputies, for torturing prisoners with water.
(two witnesses testified that they) saw the former San Jacinto County Sheriff, James Parker, direct his deputies to coerce confessions from two burglary suspects by draping a towel over each man's face and pouring water over it until the men gagged.

Mr. Parker, 47, and his former deputies, Carl Lee, 63, Floyd Allen Baker, 40, and John Glover, 65, are accused in Federal court of violating the civil rights of at least six prisoners.


Federal prosecutors secured a 10-year sentence against the sheriff and four years in prison for the deputies. link another link

Hanks to MinistryofTruth at The Great Orange Satan. All hail, Dark Lord Kos!

8 comments:

sue said...

well its about time, I've been waiting forever for a new post!! Love the pictures of the queen herself, miss Torture. Damn her posts torture me but I just can't stay away! I found a way in but I can't divulge!! (is that spelled right?) Torture smorture... they love it!!

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Hiya, Sue

If you want to understand the wingnut "mind," and I use the term very loosely, you really do need to read up on the work of Bob Altemeyer.Grab the free pdf, or buy the printed book via Lulu.com. Either way, he describes our bored Houston housewife to a teabag.

Serr8d said...

Why, you stupid little douchenozzle! You're still alive? I figured you would've dried up and blown away, given your entire life is a crumbling cake of non-purposeful uselessness. What a fat floor-joist-torturing limp-dick of a pseudo-man you really are. Good thing you're gay; no woman alive would suffer your presence (except maybe an Amanda Marcotte-style feminist; one who collects little decocked 'men' to put in their scrapbooks to show each other over marshmallows).

Do us all a favor, and get swallowed by an out-of-control street sweeper why don't you? There's plenty of lefty turdlets around who can take your place worshipping teh Obonga. You're not of any use or value, punk; so please, disappear.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Hey, a wingnut figured out how to use a thesaurus.

jim said...

What happened to "we don't torture" anyway?

Oh yeah, that's right - they got caught.

Rice just admitted to criminal conspiracy in "passing along the authorization" while invoking the Nixon defense at Stanford - her travel agent may as well look for a new job now: going overseas for her is going to be legal Russian Roulette.

z said...

"But you cannot prosecute people for doing what they thought was right at the time."

I realize I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but I wanted to hightlight Rightwingfizzle's statement there.

That's real good honey. Now read about something called 'The Nuremburg Trials.' It's a fun story, people are executed at the end!

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Do us all a favor, and get swallowed by an out-of-control street sweeper why don't you? There's plenty of lefty turdlets around who can take your place worshipping teh Obonga. You're not of any use or value, punk; so please, disappear.
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