November 3rd, 2009

Adult Swim terrorist

whoah

I woke up at ten to seven, a full half hour before the alarm. Z. woke up like ten minutes after that, again with no prompting. We got to relax while she had breakfast and a bonus episode of Kim Possible before we have to leave for school. Unexpected treat!

Weekend wrapup eventually. Week full of housework in order, it seems.

News

Top read: Reviewing Arar

"I want to add one principal point to all of this. This is precisely how the character of a country becomes fundamentally degraded when it becomes a state in permanent war. So continuous are the inhumane and brutal acts of government leaders that the citizens completely lose the capacity for moral outrage and horror. The permanent claims of existential threats from an endless array of enemies means that secrecy is paramount, accountability is deemed a luxury, and National Security trumps every other consideration - even including basic liberties and the rule of law. Worst of all, the President takes on the attributes of a protector-deity who can and must never be questioned lest we prevent him from keeping us safe."

Glen Greenwald on how one apellate court decision reflects what kind of country the U.S. has become.