Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of the web…the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat…the human drama of athletic blogging…this is Mash’s Wide World of Blogs!
Ok, since I have yet to get any complaints, I feel like I have a mandate to carry on. This week’s worthy reads are:
To kick off Torture Awareness Month, Donkephant offers a refresher course to the Bush Administration on good manners (as adopted by the United Nations in its Convention Against Torture). This post is a good place to start for all of us. I would especially recommend the post to Mr. Gonzales at the Justice Department.
Ingrid discusses the effect torture has on the torturer. She recalls Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments and how they showed how easy it is to slide incrementally into cruelty and lose one’s own moral compass. It is a glimpse into what our leaders are doing to our men and women on the front lines by their tortured and legalistic justifications of torture.
I don’t know what they are doing over there in Kansas! They have decided to dress Keith Olbermann up in tights. Now, don’t get me wrong – I like Keith and I watch him every night, but one has to draw the line somewhere. Go check out the ghastly sight. And while you are there you can also read about how Keith filleted the Big Giant Head over some "fair and balanced" reporting on the atrocities at Malmedy. (And, guys, Olbermann has two N’s)
Paul has a video message for the President accompanied by the music of Pink. It is poignant and powerful, as are all his videos. Watch and listen to it in quiet surroundings – it will make quite an impact.
The Fob has World Cup Fever and so do I. Go to her blog and watch Nike’s Juga Bonito video for five minutes of fun. As most of the humans on this planet know the FIFA World Cup begins on June 9th in Germany. If you don’t already love The Beautiful Game (Football or Soccer, if you prefer), here’s your chance to catch the fever. For those who are still not converted, I give you the Antonin Scalia greeting. I am a soccer Fanatic, with a capital F. All through the next month, I will be soccer crazed. So be forewarned that more than once a soccer post may appear on this blog.
That’s it for now. The astute observer will note that I have not highlighted Jon Swift’s latest post this week about the big brains at DHS. That is because I don’t want to become too predictable 🙂
Enjoy the journey!