What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 7, 2007

Creepy, Creepy!

Two things that caught my eye yesterday:

1) "Bronzer" from Shakesville:

A bitch just read this news bit about a Halloween party hosted by Julie Myers, who is head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was a costume party…some sort of office thing…and there was a costume contest. One employee dressed up in prison garb…and sported a wig of dreadlocs…and a face made up with brown makeup.

The original article in on cnn.com. Myers was actually one of the judges who praised the costume for "originality."

Hmmm, black face is now original? Perhaps it was deemed OK because they claim a bronzer was used to get that darker hue rather than the traditional burnt cork or shoe polish.

Myers even posed for a photo with the costume wearer but that picture was later "disappeared."

It should be noted that her appointment was met with much criticism even from the Right for her utter lack of experience.

Also, according to wikipedia: "Under her admistration the Immigration and customs enforcement officials admitted to administering Haldol and Cogentin to deportees without consent. Haldol and Cogentin are controlled substances that typically require a prescription from a doctor. The ACLU is filing a suit on the basis that this violates the bill of rights as well as federal laws and may constitute torture."

2) "The Falafel Squad" from firedoglake:
Like Hansel and Gretel hoping to follow their bread crumbs out of the forest, the FBI sifted through customer data collected by San Francisco-area grocery stores in 2005 and 2006, hoping that sales records of Middle Eastern food would lead to Iranian terrorists.

The idea was that a spike in, say, falafel sales, combined with other data, would
lead to Iranian secret agents in the south San Francisco-San Jose area.

The brainchild of top FBI counterterrorism officials Phil Mudd and Willie T. Hulon,
according to well-informed sources, the project didn’t last long. It was torpedoed by the head of the FBI’s criminal investigations division, Michael A. Mason, who argued that putting somebody on a terrorist list for what they ate was ridiculous — and possibly illegal.
I'm guessing that the list included not a few vegans of non Middle Eastern background (but they're probably Commies anyway).

We truly have some scary folks in our government!


Sherry said...

yes, we do.

Michael said...

Myers calling the costume original was stupid, but so was the overcooked reaction by DHS officials. It was a fabrication of emotions, imo. Let's not be too politically correct:


LaPopessa said...

I have noticed that. Although occasionally they're also amusing like the FEMA press conference guy.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Hey, how about those Sarkozy comments in front of congress. Sure did make you lefties squirm. And Olbermouth ignored them. I thought you lefties said the world hates us? LMAO The world hates us? LOL LOL Hates us? LMAO you lefties can add comedy to any situation.

"Fair and Balanced" Dave said...

John K. says: Hey, how about those Sarkozy comments in front of congress.

I'm baffled by the love affair the wingnuts are having with Sarkozy. Especially when you consider:

1. Sarkozy was part of Chirac's government from 2002 thru 2004 when the wingnuts were in their full-tilt "freedom fries", "Cheese eating surrender monkeys" mode. (BTW, "French" fries aren't French, they're Belgian. French toast isn't French either, it's called that because it was first served in the US at a tavern run by a man named Joseph French.).

2. Sarkozy, like Chirac before him, opposes any French military involvement in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

"I'm baffled by the love affair the wingnuts are having with Sarkozy."

A couple of reasons/theories:

1. The breadth and depth of wingnut griping about the French resembles the kind of griping one does when one actually has a major league crush on the object of their 'scorn.'

2. Like most people, wingnuts have a thing for accents. Sarkozy is a safe outlet for this becuase: a. he has an accent and b. it's not Mexican.

- Shawn

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Gee, and we were all doing so well in just taking our jollies from the Laughing Chickenhawk without responding to him.