Archive for 3 Apr 2009

I am going to try this out for a bit. I obviously can’t post about everything that I’ve read, so I will post links with a preamble to the stuff I read and give you some clue in to my pattern.

Things I’ve read today:

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Ultimate Agenda
Five minutes of explanation to James Madison, and he’ll have a pretty good idea what a motorcar is (basically a steamboat on wheels; the internal combustion engine might take a few minutes more).

Michelle Malkin: Obama Census Plan: No Illegal Alien Left Behind
I have seen the electoral future, and it is rigged.

Oliver North: Et Tu, Barack?
It was a remarkable performance, worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. In the space of 48 hours, the president of the United States seized control of one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies and fired its CEO.

David Limbaugh: Holder’s Injustice
Remember the cacophonous wailing of the left over the Bush administration’s alleged politicization of the Justice Department? We always knew they were just projecting, but now we have even more proof.

Jillian Bandes: Holder Politicizes Legal Decisions
The campaign for District of Columbia voting rights took an unexpected twist yesterday when it was revealed that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. brushed aside the opinion of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had concluded that defending the District’s right to vote was unrealistic.

Burt Prelutsky: My Day in Court

Perhaps it’s because I was summoned for jury duty a few weeks ago that I have been hyper-aware of criminal matters lately. My attention was particularly grabbed by a couple of news items.

Addressing the ‘Mess We Inherited’ Slogan

Working late yesterday, the House and the Senate passed budgets which more or less follow Obama’s plan. We are now on the verge of seeing the largest budget in the history of the country signed into law. All that’s needed is for the House and Senate to iron out the differences and for Obama to sign the bill into law.

With passage, America will move one step closer to socialism, with taxes going up and freedoms going down. And what do we hear from the Democrats? The same tired line that they are doing this to fix the “mess they inherited” over the “past eight years.” It’s a line that plays well in the media and resonates with the American public. But, as usual, the phrase is not only misleading, it’s just plain wrong.

From The Heritage Foundation:

The Constitution:

Title Page (.pdf)

Preamble (.pdf)
Forrest McDonald, Distinguished University Professor
University of Alabama

Article I, Section I – Legislative Vesting Clause (.pdf)
Douglass Ginsburg, Chief Judge
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Article I, Section 10, Clause 1 – Obligation of Contract (.pdf)
Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
The University of Chicago Law School

Thomas Lifson: With bowed head and bended knee

Has anyone ever seen Barack Obama publicly bow and bend his knee when meeting someone  prior to yesterday? I don’t recall any photos of such a gesture of greeting, but I would be very happy if some of the President’s defenders on the left could provide such evidence that his striking body language yesterday before the monarch of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina was simply a habitual gesture of warmth.

Bruce Walker: Thirty years after Three Mile Island

Thirty years ago, the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station had a partial meltdown.  The Left in American had a total breakdown.  We know today that nuclear power is very safe, very clean, and can provide a true “alternative energy” to fossil fuels, but the whipped up hysteria surrounding Three Mile Island has prevented America from using ending much of our dependence on foreign oil.

Blackfive: Trying to kill Heroes – Our State Department

I know a lot of great State Department Officers.  And just like the Army or other military outfits, there are some that just make you wonder how they keep their jobs.

“The only reason I am here today is because of Jasim,” said Elisabeth Keene, a U.S. Army specialist who serves in a combat unit. “He saved the life of everyone in my unit.

Bob Owens: A Call to Arms in Mexico

Mexico’s spike in violence can be rectified by taking a leaf out of Iraq’s book.

As government officials continue to debate whether Mexico is a failed state, the Obama administration and its allies in Congress and the media are using the dramatic spike in cartel-related violence south of the border to push for more extensive gun control in the United States.

Drug Trafficking, Violence, and the State in Mexico (.pdf)

Headlines and television commentaries about Mexico becoming a failed state as a result of drug-related violence have become a dime a dozen. Terms such as “criminal insurgency,” “narco-terrorism,” and narco-insurgency are all used to describe the widespread killings. The Joint Operating Environment Report of 2008 even suggested that Mexico, along with Pakistan, could suffer from a dramatic collapse of the state, with serious implications for U.S. national security. Former Drug Czar, General Barry McAffrey, published an after action report on a visit to Mexico in December 2008 which concluded that “Mexico is not confronting dangerous criminality-it is fighting for survival against narco-terrorism.”

I didn’t like his pretense that America is to blame for all the guns in Mexico. The author was obviously parroting the Democrat’s talking points.

This is a travesty. It reminds me of the history of what we did to the Hmong after Vietnam. We never learn it seems. Disgusting.

Blackfive: Trying to kill Heroes – Our State Department

I know a lot of great State Department Officers.  And just like the Army or other military outfits, there are some that just make you wonder how they keep their jobs.

“The only reason I am here today is because of Jasim,” said Elisabeth Keene, a U.S. Army specialist who serves in a combat unit. “He saved the life of everyone in my unit.

The State Department has made a decision to make an Iraqi translator, Jasim, wait another three years for a visa.  One of the reasons that the denial was issued was that, Jasim, as part of the Kurdish Peshmerga, infiltrated Uday Hussein’s organization to steal data and then stole Uday’s car to escape.  He was captured, tortured, and then released six years later when Saddam let all the prisoners go on the eve of the Invasion in 2003.

So go read the whole piece by Joel Mowbray at FoxNews.  Then start sending emails to the State Department.

Here is the link to the contact email form.
The main switchboard phone number is here:  202-647-4000
The Press Office is (202) 647-2492
Contact Congress.

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Freedom is not free. Freedom also depends on Congress and the President following the Constitution of the United States and not circumventing it at every chance they get.

This Congress and President have done several things that are un-Constitutional and this needs to stop. The only way it will is if/when it gets to the SCOTUS. It also takes some serious Constitutional scholars to go after the liberal usurpers of government and bring them down.

If it isn’t done soon, there may very well be another revolution in America. I rue the day…

David Limbaugh: Holder’s Injustice

Remember the cacophonous wailing of the left over the Bush administration’s alleged politicization of the Justice Department? We always knew they were just projecting, but now we have even more proof.

I first learned from my friend Andy McCarthy’s blog post on National Review Online that Attorney General Eric Holder had rejected the legal opinion of his own Justice Department lawyers that the D.C. voting rights bill, which would give the District of Columbia a voting member in the House of Representatives, is unconstitutional.

Why would Holder reject the legal opinion of his own deputies? Dumb question. Because he doesn’t like the answer and neither does his boss, President Obama. They both strongly support passage of the bill and do not believe a little trifle, such as an express constitutional provision forbidding it, should be permitted to get in their way. How many times do leftists have to demonstrate that they are an ends-justify-the-means bunch before it sinks in?

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The way they work is; if it doesn’t fit into their definition of political correctness or with their agenda, then it is just going to be ignored.

Here’s another one related to this:

Jillian Bandes: Holder Politicizes Legal Decisions

The campaign for District of Columbia voting rights took an unexpected twist yesterday when it was revealed that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. brushed aside the opinion of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had concluded that defending the District’s right to vote was unrealistic.

The Washington Post reports that Holder instead turned to the office of the solicitor general, which told him the legislation would be defensible. Holder is an adamant supporter of DC’s right to vote, and did not publicize the original opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel.

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Re: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

“Despite the good intentions of this bill, we are creating a huge new government entity that will be unmanageable and violates some of the core principles of our civil society. Every time the government steps in to solve a problem, it creates three new problems in its place.” – Sen Jim DeMint R-S.C.

With that asshole’s name attached to it, it can’t be good. America is done. It will resemble Europe within the next four years.

I hate to break it to you, but I’ve lived there, and it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You lose freedoms slowly, until you don’t even notice it’s gone until you run afoul of the (insert govt. entity here) dweeb who’s head swells with his new found power. This type of dweeb in a normal society wouldn’t and couldn’t have any power otherwise. That’s what makes that type more dangerous.

America will be full of these people, more than is already the case with the nanny state mentality that permeates through some states, read; California.

Maybe it’s time to head for the south/south eastern states and find a place to hole up and see if this blows over, or if I have to start fending for myself in other ways.

Shit.

Oliver North: Et Tu, Barack?

WASHINGTON — Julius Caesar was murdered by Brutus and his friends in the Roman legislature on the ides of March 44 B.C. Free enterprise died at the hands of Barack and his friends in the American legislature on the 30th of March 2009. The following day, those same ministers of American government completed the death warrant for civic duty in our republic. They called it the “Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.” The bill passed — as did the killing of Caesar — with overwhelming support from the legislature.

It was a remarkable performance, worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. In the space of 48 hours, the president of the United States seized control of one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies and fired its CEO. He followed up by congratulating our representatives for creating the 14th-largest paid entity on the planet — a quarter-million government-paid “volunteers.” And then he departed the capital to receive the cheers of adoring crowds — in Europe. If Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin had done any of this, Americans would have gone crazy. As it was, most of our countrymen apparently enjoyed the show.

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