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Have we become everything we hate?

The Justice Department is likely to conduct an investigation into whether any American personel were involved in torturing terrorism suspects.  The government, however, will not prosecute any individuals who adhered to the guidelines of the lawyers in the Justice Department regarding torture.  Moreover, the Justice Department will not prosecute the lawyers who rendered those legal [...]

The Quest for Justice!

The AP reports that Spain’s top investigative magistrate, Judge Baltasar Garzon, opened an investigation of the Bush Administration over the alleged torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, saying that documents recently declassified by the Obama administration “reveal what had been just an intuition: an authorized and systematic plan of torture and mistreatment of person [...]

Don’t Mess With Texas

American Madness readers: meet William Johnson.
William, it is my pleasure to introduce you to American Madness.
I apologize up front for the awkward introduction, but this is the only way we could arrange for this meeting. William is currently incarcerated in Brazoria County, Texas on a burglary charge.
Turns out, he asked one of the local trailer [...]

Just Sit Right Back And You’ll Hear a Tale, A Tale of A Fateful Trip

We all knew Bob Denver (Gilligan) was a stoner. Denver was arrested in 1998 for receiving some marijuana sent to him in a package through the mail. Originally he claimed that Dawn Wells (a.k.a. Mary-Ann) had sent it to him. He later recanted this statement and said that a crazy fan must have been the [...]

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