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Yoo On Burying People Alive: No Comment

David Addington and John Yoo are testifying before the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) asked Yoo whether the president could bury a detainee alive. Now, you would think that in these United States you could get a firm "NO" to that question. I mean, the mere idea is repulsive to what we believe in as a nation. That is inhumane and indefensible behavior. But Yoo just can't bring himself to say that.

CONYERS: Could the President order a suspect buried alive?

YOO: Uh, Mr. Chairman, I don't think I've ever given advice that the President could order someone buried alive...

CONYERS: I didn't ask you if you ever gave him advice. I asked you thought the President could order a suspect buried alive.

YOO: Well Chairman, my view right now is that I don't think a President — no American President would ever have to order that or feel it necessary to order that.

CONYERS: I think we understand the games that are being played.

John Yoo is, of course, the man who said the Presidnet has virtually unlimited power in a "time of crisis," which apperently does not rule out burying people alive. God Bless America.

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That's nothing. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindhal just signed legislation that would require castration for those convicted of child rape. No word on punishment for women offenders. No word on what to do if it turns out someone is wrongly convicted.

I think we should up the stakes then. If this is okay? How about burying them up to their necks, covering 'em with some tasty honey and introducing some fire ants in on the action? Object rape is always good fun. Lighting them on fire? Blasting "Oh Mandy" for hours at a time? I mean what the hell?

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