Obama embraces torture.

[UPDATE, 05/08/2009] Welcome, Instapundit readers. I went into the Pelosi thing somewhat more bluntly here.

I told you.

I damned well told you.

Rendition is back, you pro-torturing, posturing, hypocritical Leftist fools:

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool
The role of the CIA’s controversial prisoner-transfer program may expand, intelligence experts say.

Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

Current and former U.S. intelligence officials said that the rendition program might be poised to play an expanded role going forward because it was the main remaining mechanism — aside from Predator missile strikes — for taking suspected terrorists off the street.

The rendition program became a source of embarrassment for the CIA, and a target of international scorn, as details emerged in recent years of botched captures, mistaken identities and allegations that prisoners were turned over to countries where they were tortured.


But the Obama administration appears to have determined that the rendition program was one component of the Bush administration’s war on terrorism that it could not afford to discard.

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Harry still thinking like a loser on his debt bill.

Sad, isn’t it?

Or maybe he doesn’t want to win this one. Would you, in his shoes? Via AoSHQ:

Reid to GOP: It’s your fault if stimulus stalls

As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike.

In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, and says Republicans will be blamed for any delay in the landmark economic legislation.

“If we don’t [pass the bill], it’s not our fault, we’re trying,” Reid said. “The president has done a remarkable job covering all the bases on Capitol Hill.”

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, Mr. President. Just pass your debt bill, already.

Gridlock? What gridlock? That bill got passed by House Democrats, didn’t it? You’ve got enough Democratic votes in the Senate, don’t you? So why don’t you go ahead with it, already, and stop trying to get us on-board?

After all: you won.

Moe Lane

PS: Sucks to be you, Wall Street. Particularly since all y’all voted for him in the first place. I believe that even the British would accept that as being ironic.

Crossposted at RedState.

I Brake For Zombies.

No, really. The damn things have the mass of a living human, remember? Try to barrel through a crowd of them and you end up crashing the car, which probably means that you’ll break a window, and then it’s all over for you, Sparky. If you absolutely can’t go around, just take your foot off of the gas pedal, get down to three miles an hour, and keep swerving the wheel left and right to sort of nudge the undead hordes out of the way. With any luck, none of them will have the leverage needed to smash the glass. With even more luck, they’ll not smell your tasty, tasty brains in the first place.

…this is what I think of, typically, when I see stories like:

Construction signs warn of zombies
Hackers change public safety message

This is simply the sort of person that I am, and everybody around me has had to learn to accept that.

Moe Lane

PS: The Zombie Survival Guide doesn’t think you should drive at all.  To which I say, try transporting more than 10 lb. of looted medical materials to your isolated fortress on a bicycle and see how far you get.

PPS: Heh.  I guess that AoSHQ was saving this story for Saturday, too.  Theirs have more pictures.

Still no eruption on the Alaskan volcano.

But it’s starting to look like it’ll be soon:

If Mt. Redoubt blows, Alaskans may get a light show

The volcano watch for Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt continues apace.

According to the Anchorage Daily News:

An observation flight by scientists this afternoon reported no sign of ash emission yet, but discovered significant steaming from a new melt depression at the mouth of the summit crater….

That flight took place Jan. 30.

Not much to add to this, except that: volcanoes are pretty cool, and if there’s an eruption where no-one gets hurt it’d be an interesting and educational thing to see.  So if you live near Mt. Redoubt, move well away from the area, please.  Let’s not have another Mount St. Helens.

Crossposted at RedState.