July 1st, 2008

yellow_elephant

Holy RadFemiSurfNaziIsm!!!

And they thot that the whole HanoiAnnie Coulter's rantette about backing Hitlary was merely a piece of rhetorical flourishing... But now this:
Sen. Barack Obama talks a good game. There's talk about hope and change, and hope and change, and even more hope and change. What exactly is he hoping to change? No one really knows, but one thing is clear: the more we get to know him, the more we realize that his actions are quite different than his "hope and change" rhetoric.

As an example, take his recent speech about pay discrimination between men and women. Obama told the audience in Albuquerque, NM that he supports "a Senate bill to make it easier to sue an employer for pay discrimination." Yet, upon a review of Obama's payroll, we learn that women are paid less than men. Keep talking Sen. Obama.

[ cf Obama: Equal Pay for Women... Just Not on My Dime ]
Yup....

Radical Feminism is now the new Pink in RINO Rave Dance Theatre!!!

Any down now we will get the Fallwellianism that the bible has always radically supported radical feminsim!!!

Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

They never held any opinions to waffle on!!
yellow_elephant

What if Scalia really has no opinion?

It is a reasonable problem to propose, eh no?

An interesting take is:
Scalia's opinion in the ruling overturning D.C.'s gun ban shows the flaws of his trademark judicial thinking. Especially since he marshaled nearly the reverse logic in his dissent to the Guantanamo detainee case.
[ cf Justice Scalia's Dueling Opinions ]
Hum...

And that article is written by a guy named "Aziz Huq", makes me very suspicious that they are one of them thar Radical WhichEverWingIsUsefulAtTheTime Types who are God Hating America Bashers because they do not like the Guacamole in a Time of Transferring the Tax Liabilities Unto The Unborn Unborn Baby UBU!!!

You know, I hate to be honest from time to time, but I am SOOOO waiting for the Dengist Revisionist Ideological Deviationalist Reactionaries to overthrow the Gang of Four so that we can end the whole bloody Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and return to a bit of Normalcy.

But until then....

Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheny!
They Shiney!!

They Not Ideological, as they have never known if they have ever had an idea!!!

Remember, that IS what our valiant fighting forces are fighting for...
yellow_elephant

ugly_thot: The Ontology Of Special Rights.

Hum....

Amongst the gigglers of the seasons have been the ruling from Komrade Party Leader Scalia. And of course the usual sort of knee jerk reaction by evil liberals who once thot that there was some value that could be gleened from what the founding father's actual wrote and actually did as a part of the process of seeking to live a life that was in accord with the way of the founding fathers.

So of course someone raises the idea,
We hold these truths to be self evident....
as IF this piece of epistemology were useful in our modern post-911 times. They also step from that idea to the notion
Endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights...
without fullly addressing not merely the
of course when the founding fathers say our creator they are establishing their unquestioned faith in the divinity of dubya as the argument form intelligent design demands
nor with wondering if this assertion means that Rights are an ONTOLOGICAL issue.

Which is where we are off for a day at the races.

Let us start with the usual gamboling:
The application of originalism in Heller is best summarized as the irascible using the inscrutable to seize the ineffable: Looking at the same history, two factions of the Court are able to spin accounts that justify diametrically opposed conclusions. Unlike real historians, neither side could admit that the history might be complex, that there might be ambiguity in the historical record, or that -- shocker! -- people might have disagreed about what a political enactment meant. And if history is inconclusive, this means "originalist" judges in fact do make substantive choices but then pretend to have their hands tied.
[ cf Justice Scalia's Dueling Opinions ]
WOW, I just love that Aziz Huq - and uh, the Thingus OF Pooh!!!

So we really need to be careful here, about what we do, since, well, we would hate to do the bad things that liberals do. Especially 'in these times' - he said being code-word safe.

Thus let us start by establishing that the Founding Father's meant that the existence of rights reside in the individual, in an ontological sense, and not that they are merely something granted to the person by some collection of radical extremists judicial activists bench warmers of the left wing!!!

We add to this the clearly concerning concern that the recent rulings of the Supreme's were giving rights to non-americans that clearly do not exist in the ontology of these non-americans.

For those who may have noticed that there is a Reductio in progress, please learn to work and play well with your friends and fellow ontologically enabled!!!

Well of course since rights reside in the "being" part of Being American, we can shut down all of that evil liberal one world blue helmetted horror, because, well only those persons who ARE american, not merely the ones who DO american, can be truly american. Not to mention be protected by the Majikal Special Powers that put those very ontologically pure rights into the person!!!

Thus the concern is to make sure that a person IS american enough to be able to have the basic american rights! since clearly the old failed liberal notion of homo-sapien-sapien needs to end as one of the whole HORRORS of the evil evolutionary world. We can now replace this with the new Species Americanus Americani which is clearly superiour in all ways to the mere homo sapiens, who have not been majikally endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.

We move along then to notice that GOD in GOD's DIVINE WILL has given some Americanus Americani greater needs and Urges, which of course means that Throbbing Tumultuous Americanus Americani have clearly been granted even greater ontology, and thus even greater rights!!! Above them are the Gloriously Greatly Throbbing Tumultuous Americanus Americani who clearly, as really BIG MEN, are such dicks as have really important special special rights.

Hum.....

Where ever have we seen this process before...

Oh well, the alternative would be that the founding fathers were in fact speaking in terms of the general a priori state of knowledge about how rights exist before the state, and thus can not be construed as deriving from the good graces of the state, and it's beneficant ways. Which leads us on to that part of the constitution about how them thar rights not afforded to the state are, well, left with the folks what gots them from their creator....

Granted that way would lead to a process model in which rights are a part of an ethical discourse, and not a part of an ontological special space where some are more by their being....

Granted, I am so willing to do the whole Patriotically Correct Thing if that is cool enough.

So until americans opt to work out where rights really come from, and if they are even really relevant in a post-911 world, I will go on supporting the status quo ante:

Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

For Lo the ontological was big and turgid and manly and male and required no reasoning at all!!!

Remember boys and persons of lesser ontological states, this is what we are fighting for!!!
yellow_elephant

Should American Law Be Legal In America?

Ok, so I have lost count of the number of times I have HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that folks learn a bit about big scary technical bits like, The UCMJ, The Law of Land Warfare, and the like. It would help them think through the implications of
The Boumediene decision will not result in a single detainee being released now. It means simply that each detainee will get a meaningful hearing, not the sham process of "Combatant Status Review Tribunals" that the administration hoped to use. Either way, litigation continues, while remedies remain distant.
[ cf Justice Scalia's Dueling Opinions ]
For those new to the laws of land warfare. The PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE is that one is a card carrying member of an actual armed force, if one is detained armed on the battle field. That Presumption must be overcome, not in the combat zone by combat troops, but by a legal tribunal that would the same sort of legal tribunal that the troops are ruled by!!!

Now, this leads us to the ugly place in our unpleasant world. IS IT the postion of the whiners, that our american troops should not be bound by law, by american law, and therefore any form of kangaroo court is good enough for them.... Since that would allow for the sort of sloppy shenanigans that have gone on so far.

Remember, there is SUPPOSE to be a legal proceeding done by the folks who do LAW to establish that a person is in "ILLEGAL COMBATANT" - and therefore is NOT allowed to have the protections of the POW status. That would be required to strip the detainee of the rights as a Prisoner Of War - it would not change the matter that under the laws of land warfare any trial for their 'illegal combat' - would still be obliged to comply with the very same laws that govern the troops!!!

And again I ask the ugly question: are the so called pro-war folks so committed to ending the rule of law in the american armed forces???? Or is their desire to end the rule of law in the american armed forces merely a part of their own vision that there should be no law in america!!! That it IS SERE all the time, all channels, all nets.

Or better yet....

Uh... When they are being pro-vet, it is their hope that these little please for mercy will still be operable, if the troops are ever allowed to come home en masse, and that they are the start of the new Pagan Idolatry that will some how protect them from the vengence of GOD....

So hey kids, what if we were obliged to make law legal in america?

Or if we can not retain it in the civilian sectors that have collapsed into total anarchy and barbarism, that we may still be able to hold some sense of 'the rule of law and not persons' in the zones under the control of the US Military...
yellow_elephant

Yes, WE MUST STOP THEM!!!

God, but I was so shocked!!!
For all John McCain's supposed experience, he has the same absurdly simplistic and factually ignorant understanding of the problem as President Bush.
[ cf McCain: Noun, Verb, Terrorism ]
WHAT!!!!

Reducing a mindless meme to merely a MindlessNeff!!!

HOW Shocking!!! How, NOUN, VERB!!! TERRORISM!!!!

Thank god we have RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

They not bogged down needing to have nouns and verbs before terrorism, they can terrorize just as they are!

Remember Boys and PersonsOfNoActualStandingAtLaw, this is what our valiant troops are fighting for!!!
yellow_elephant

Rabid Religious Persecution By Left Wing Extremists!!!

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Swiss banking giant, UBS, to turn over the names of wealthy clients to prosecutors as part of an investigation of its offshore private banking practices.

The ruling, by Judge Joan A. Lenard of Federal District Court in Miami, is a setback for UBS, which is struggling to maintain its tradition of Swiss banking secrecy amid the rapidly unfolding investigation.

[ cf UBS Is Ordered to Turn Over Names of Clients ]
SHOCKING!!!!

Just shocking that the radical judicial activist on the bench would so OPENLY PERSECUTE RELIGION!!!

Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

They know that the infalliable word of god is good, god is green! Even if the current liquidity strategy for American Dollar Denominated Devotionalism is a bit ragged at this time.

Remember Boys and PossibleTerroristFellowTravellors, if our troops are not fighting for the Imaginary Invisible Foot of the Free Market, then why exactly are they....
yellow_elephant

Remind me again which side who is which on?

A federal Judge has ruled that he lacks the legal authority to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately treat war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could not order the VA to overhaul its internal systems that handle benefits claims and medical services.

Two veterans advocacy groups, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth, filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the VA last year claiming a systematic breakdown at the agency had led to an epidemic of suicides among war veterans.

The lawsuit claimed that some war veterans were turned away from VA hospitals after they sought care for PTSD and later committed suicide. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in a person who witnesses, or is confronted with, a traumatic event. Mental health experts have described PTSD as an event of overwhelming magnitude in which a victim's nervous system is afflicted with intense fear, helplessness and horror. The victim shuts down only to re-experience the traumatic event over and over again. Studies have shown that PTSD is the most prevalent mental disorder arising from combat.

[ cf Veterans Groups to Appeal Judge's Decision Over VA's Treatment of PTSD Cases ]
Would this be a bad time to remind some of our Pro-War Friends how back in the day, you know, after 09/11/2001 and the current moment, they were all clear about how anyone who was gonna play with the PTSD Thing were all traitors and liars and all of those other unpleasantries.

Including but not limited to a trial for 'desertion in the face of the enemy' when one corpman sought to follow the very DOD policies on how to prevent PTSD....

Ah yes, thank GOD this is not like a 'real real war', like when ever it is that the Real Real WARS occur, that of course the grand National Strategic Reserves have been saving themselves for... You know, like if they got married or something....

Thank GOD we got RoboBushCheney!!!
They Shiney!!!

They free from any of the root causes of mental diseases, Total No Mind!

They ain't got it, you don't have to mind....

Remember Boys and RevisionistIdeologicalWhiners, this is what our troops are fighting for...