Following Michael Froomkin’s example, I’ve idly run the RBC blog through the Mingle rating service :
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words: torture (3x), dangerous (2x), drugs (1x).
I’m relieved that even a stupid computer program recognises this blog as designed for grown-ups. But we obviously haven’t been trying hard enough. So here goes.
Crypto-fascist wingnuts defend torture, but torture is wrong. Torture is stupid. Torture is a crime. Torture becomes a drug, a quasi-sexual addiction, to those who use it. Torture has made Abu Ghraib, GITMO and secret American prisons into living hells. Creating a body of professional torturers outside the law is dangerous to the intelligence community. The arrogation by the executive of regal claims to torture by prerogative is dangerous to the democratic state. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld and their lying train of thugs, lickspittles and sold-out consiglieri should stand trial for conspiracy to torture.
If I were an American, rather than just a foreign friend, I might be tempted here to use strong language. But let’s see what Mrs Grundy makes of this.
We now rate
This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words: torture (13x), dangerous (5x), kill (2x), crap (1x).
Mingle didn’t notice drug, sexual and hell. But still, a trivial mission accomplished.