May 21st, 2009

yellow_elephant

Our Domestic Terrorists are mere criminals!

Well, Gosh, Golly, Gee WHIZ, those common criminals are criminally common:
The four men arrested last night on allegations they plotted to bomb New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes were homegrown criminals with no connections to global terror groups, officials said today.
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“If there can be any good news from this terror scare, it’s that this group was relatively unsophisticated, infiltrated early and not connected to another terrorist group,” New York Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat, said in a statement.
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“This is another example of the magnitude of the job that the NYPD and other law-enforcement agencies have,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said during the press conference. “We not only have to protect against street crime, we have to protect against international terrorism.”

The men were charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the U.S., which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin said in a statement. They are also charged with conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles, Dassin said.

The alleged terrorist plot is the most serious in the U.S. since President Barack Obama took office in January. Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison has raised criticism about what will happen to as many as 240 suspected terrorists, who may have to be relocated to prisons in the U.S.

[ cf N.Y. Bomb Suspects Said to Have No Connections to Terror Groups ( emphasis mine ) ]
Well, there you go.

First it was starting an insurrection, then adding TeaBaggers, and now they are bungling forward to protest what the evil liberals in the Obamanation are doing to Poor Innocent Afghanistan....

Yes, I know that these common criminals met in a Mosque. But that should be realistically different for our Rush Limbiots? Clearly those who are so shocked at the HORROR of how the evil liberals are engaged in treason and stabbing our troops in the back clearly must have all sorts of Massive Military Might, because they are not only the True Pro-War Types, but they have the Power Of Jesus on their side....

Or are we suppose to be reading this in the light of the current ongoing horror that nanciiPelosii is clearlyly criminally engaged in torturing americans to suppress the armed resistance to the Obamanation before God! Since only such brutal state sponsored terrorism against a Free People would prevent the True Believers from rising up in armed resistance to the Obamanation who is the userper of the Thrown of the True God.

{ or was that suppose to be the True Hurl Of God, with power chunks and technicolour bits... }
yellow_elephant

More Brutal NanciiPelosii Opression Of Freedom!

Are YOU still capable of being SHOCKED! Shocked To Fear!
GameStop Corp (GME.N) said on Thursday its same-store sales dropped more than expected in the last quarter and it lowered its full-year same-store sales forecast.

Shares in the video game retailer fell by as much as 17 percent in midday trading after forecasting another weak quarter of same-store sales, a measure of stores open at least a year.

"The real damage here is in the guidance," said Mike Hickey analyst at Janco Partners.

[ cf GameStop same store sales stumble ]
How can this BE?

Wasn't the Video Game Industry proof that the economy was Economical and that only those who hate freedom and are spreading defeatist rumours about the economy while stabbing our troops in the back could believe anything other than that Liberals Are Evil And Everything Is Coming Up Roses Because Deregulation and massive tax cuts lead the way to total victory and the Mission ACCOMPLISHED dance!!!!

All Hail RoboBushCheneyParis!!!
They Shiney!!!
And Fashionably Fashionable!!!

And not embarking on the Enronization of the gaming industry that could only occur because of the Evil Wicked Witch of The West and Her Death Dealing Voodoo Zombie Flying Monkey Death Squading Dust Bunnies Of Despair!!!

There would be no other way that it could have happened BUT that NanciiPelosii threatened to detain them in the super sekret death camps that liberals use to torture americans!!!

I mean, what else could explain the Enronization of Video Gaming???
yellow_elephant

waterboarding is not torture

Yeah...
The waterboarding employed in the questioning of a few captured terrorists was essential to gleaning as much information about Al Qaeda's intentions as quickly as possible in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, the former vice president said in a public address today.
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"Torture was never permitted," Cheney said in his address at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C., where his wife, Lynne Cheney, has worked as a scholar and where he has delivered defenses of his administration's policies before.

"Interrogators had authoritative guidance on the line between interrogation and torture, and they knew to stay on the right side of it," Cheney asserted. "For all that we've lost in this conflict, the United States of America has never lost its moral bearings."

[ cf Cheney defends waterboarding, says Guantanamo prison essential ]
Wow...

Is dearOldDick talking from his personal life experiences, remembering how fun it was at the SERE POW Camp, where he got a first hand chance to see how happy waterboarding is, and that it is not torture...

Or as some say,
I think he misSpelt Moral Bearing Grease
since one can keep one's moral bearing grease well and pristinely clean, if you never find yourself obliged to apply it to your moral bearings....
yellow_elephant

what if conLaw were the Law

Hey kids, remind me again about
Held: In a 6-2 decision, the Court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment, a child born in the United States of parents of foreign descent who, at the time of the child's birth are subjects of a foreign power but who have a permanent domicile and residence in the United States and are carrying on business in the United States, and are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity under a foreign power, and are not members of foreign forces in hostile occupation of United States territory, becomes a citizen of the United States at the time of birth.
[ cf United States v. Wong Kim Ark ]
WHAT????

You mean Anchor Babies are real american citizens????

That the United States Supreme Court has already ruled on this issue???

What Next? Mandating that the law be legal in america?

{ this is a side effect of the 14th ammendment kavetch.... }
yellow_elephant

Der Unitarian Executive Prinzip

I think that we may as well put that Puppy on the Spit and roast it up...

What I found most comical when the first round of the great leader principle was being advanced, was the myth that the CIC ( commander in chief ) had some sort of Unique and Interesting Special Extra Judicial Majikal Wand Moments that came unto him while he was Holding the Throbbing and Tumultuous Tubber Of Truth, while wearing the Holy Gnostic Ring Of True Insight Into The Constitution That The Founding Fathers Wrote in the alternative time line, and of course while invoking the special incantations that come with the argument from divine comedy.

Such was not the policies of the DOD in my formative youth. In those days, it was the full tilt boogie kult position that the United States Armed Forces were ALWAYS under civilian leadership. This meant that when the CIC was acting as the CIC, he was doing so under the covering of Congress, in whom was vested the power to declare war. ( cf War Power Clause )

The alternative as it was argued back then, was that the president would be afforded far too great a body of powers, and that such an option would threaten the republic by allowing the rise of Bonapartism.

Clearly those are days now long since past.

So while we are discussing IF and when a president is allowed to stain the blue dress with the full support of the people, because they seek to support the president to support the troops....

We may need to show that the Unitarian Executive Prinzip is a flawed construct raised by those who would prefer to end the republic and replace it with a dictatorship.

As such I do not support the notion that the Executive is offered any majikal extra constitutional powers that allow the president to act outside of the rule of law! For we are still a nation of laws, and not of persons.
yellow_elephant

Of course we have always been at peace time...

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services. It is unique among the military branches in that it has a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during a time of war.
[ cf United States Coast Guard ]
Or as my coastie friends are want to say
The Coast Guard are the hard corp of individuals,
around whom the Navy forms in times of national disaster.
So when they tell me that they have up and transferred the Coasties out of the People's Commissariate for public safety....

{ look, anyone willing to go to sea in a pregnant dingy with pretentions to shiphood. You have to respect them in the same sense that you respect all MentallyChallenged types, like the wankers who hop out of perfectly good air mobile assets.... }
yellow_elephant

Wrong Answer!

Sorry boys and NonPerKin, but this is just the wrong answer:
House Democrats today rebuffed the latest bid by Republicans to pummel Speaker Nancy Pelosi over what she knew about waterboarding and her accusations that the CIA misled her.

The House voted 252-172 to block a GOP measure that would have created a bipartisan congressional panel to investigate Pelosi's claims, which current CIA director Leon Panetta has denied.
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This is partisan politics and an attempt by the Republicans to distract from the real issue of creating jobs and making progress on health care, energy and education," Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami told the Associated Press.

[ cf Democrats block probe of Pelosi ]
While I agree that the whining by the alleged republicans is about distracting the nation in a time of ongoing economic problems.

I need to go on record that there IS a need to establish what actually did occur with regards to Americans Engaged In War Crimes!

Clearly if we are willing to convict the enlisted personnel who carried out the policy, we need to understand who in the chain of command were involved in making that atmosphere acceptable. Given the ongoing confusion that dearOldDick has about whether or not Torture is Torture, we may need to hold some of these hearings as a part of the broader nattional agenda to provide universal health care, so that people like dearOldDick will be able to get the sort of psychiatric help that he is clearly crying out for.