Saturday, February 16, 2013

The big fish ate up all the little fish, and now complain there is no food

“Have you ever had one of those weeks where your best- prepared plans weren’t good enough to accomplish everything you set out to do? Well, we just had one of those weeks here at Walmart U.S. Where are all the customers? And where’s their money?”—Cameron Geiger, Wal-Mart senior VP, quoted in Bloomberg.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Master of Assassins

This is mostly a gloss on Charles P. Pierce's commentary on the confirmation hearings of John Brennan for Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, which is starkly horrifying.
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, a persistent critic of the administration's drone program, asked Brennan point-blank whether the president could order a drone strike on an American citizen inside the United States and Brennan didn't — or couldn't — give him an answer.
Read the whole thing.

"He also couldn't answer straight out whether waterboarding is torture."