Read all about it. News that caught my eye today:
U. S. Attorney Richard Callahan appointed Zia Faruqui, a Muslim-American, to the position of “outreach coordinator” to the Muslim community in the St. Louis area. He’s not involved in terrorism investigations; no, his job is to make Muslims feel less put upon (my characterization). They’re put upon; not the families of 3000+ murdered in cold blood on 9/11. One would think that as fellow Americans, they would be more than happy to help identify anyone who they may know who seeks to murder more fellow Americans, in cold blood.
The Libyans are debating whether or not to ask the UN to call in airstrikes on Gaddafi’s peeps; apparently, such strikes would be A-okay with the UN and be perpetrated by the US or maybe a “coalition of the willing,” with US participation. This takes me back to a time when another tinpot dictator in the Middle East, by the name of Saddam Hussein, ignored 17 UN resolutions, was economically boycotted, was subject to a UN-approved “no fly zone,” and wasn’t just suspected of killing his own citizens, but was proved to have used weapons of mass destruction (chemical weapons) against his own people, committing GENOCIDE against the Kurds.
At a certain point, when enough was enough, our then-POTUS decided that for the good of American national security as well as for the safety of our brave troops and the fundamental human rights of the Iraqi people, it was time to consider military strikes. The rest is history. Keep in mind that John Kerry, Barry Soetoro, and Code Pink, among other myopic, progressive loons, went bonkers, calling GWB the next best thing to a war criminal, an invader, a conqueror, JENG-iss Khan, ad infinitum. Flash forward to 2011 and Libya.
Now their very own Barry Soetoro is considering a no-fly zone for Libya, UN sanctions and resolutions (which will be similarly useless), and military action, which Barry says (after a long delay) is very much “on the table.”
Where’s Code Pink now? Where’re Kerry and the progressive anti-war eejits? Why, they’re pushing this “revolution” in Libya, aka the overthrow of another government. Didn’t progressives oppose CIA involvement in overthrowing South American dictators? Gee, how times change! Now they’re all for THIS invasion of a sovereign nation. They’re all for the overthrow of THIS dictator, among others like Mubarak. Consider the irony. And the hypocrisy.
Dateline, Clayton, MO: A man makes war upon the police in order to start the revolution: “An unmailed letter found in Todd Shepard’s hotel room after he was arrested in the killing of a University City police officer said, in part, ‘Now it is finished. At least that part anyway,’ according to testimony Tuesday at his trial. It was intended for his fiancée, Melody Newsom, who with others testified Monday that Shepard talked for years about starting an anti-government revolution with the killing of police. They said they had dismissed it.”
“Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Bell testified how he pulled over Shepard’s car on a traffic violation about 30 miles east of Kansas City. A patrol car video shows Shepard, appearing calm, sitting in the passenger seat of Bell’s car; Shepard did not resist arrest. University City Detective Fred Lemons testified of sitting in a car with two other officers as they brought Shepard back from the Kansas City area. It was the day of the 2008 presidential election, and he said Shepard made several unsolicited statements about revolution. Lemons said that Shepard referred to civil rights activist Malcolm X and said, ‘The only way to start a revolution was the ballot or the bullet.’”
Or maybe both? Bet you didn’t hear about this perp, about this revolution, in your neck of the woods.
We’re told that we evil, hoggish, greedy Americans have to stop burning coal in the USA for the good of the world. We the People of the United States of America MUST wean ourselves away from all greenhouse-gas-producing, global-warming-causing fuels. During the campaign of 2008, Barry bragged that he planned, via regulations, to make it so expensive and onerous to utilize our coal reserves (even if it meant that the USA would be more energy independent) that he would put coal companies out of business. But wait! Instead, he’ll allow companies to send our coal to China, where presumably it won’t cause global warming or pollution. There must be something special about China that makes it exempt from the laws of physics.
“Peabody Energy’s plan to ship 24 million metric tons of thermal coal per year out of a new terminal planned for Washington state would boost U.S. exports by nearly a third from current levels.”
A new terminal in Washington state? That can’t be payback for votes, could it?
If only Barry were a corporation. Or could this be good news on the transparency front? Might this ruling apply to any corporations or non-profits or foundations for which he or his mother worked? One can be forgiven for hoping.
“The US Supreme Court Monday ruled that corporations do not enjoy the same rights to privacy as individuals, rejecting claims by AT&T that it should not have to disclose the contents of embarrassing documents.
In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the court ruled that the ‘personal’ exception to the Freedom of Information Act, did not apply to corporations, despite being labeled as ‘persons’ under the law. A ninth justice, Elena Kagan, rescused herself from the case.”
Oh, those crazy Russians! Vladimir’s final resting place is already being planned, despite that he’s such a vigorous hunk of a fellow.
Dateline: Moscow: “Not wanting to wait until the last minute, Russian officials Tuesday announced plans to open a new cemetery to house the remains of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, 58, upon his death.”
News on the Second Amendment front: The Illinois Attorney General has decided that the names of all Illinois gun owners are subject to release under open records laws. Naturally, gun owners are outraged, not the least because it makes them targets (can I say that?) for thieves and intimidation at the hands of anti-gun demonstrators/bullies/thugs. If only Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan were as diligent about seeing that other state records are as open and transparent–like anything to do with Barry Soetoro, aka Soebarkah, aka Barack Hussein Obama II, or his “lovely” wife.
Now for the “Non Sequitur of the Day Award”: The prize goes to Georgia State Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown who spoke about the proposed bill in the Georgia Legislature to require candidates for office to present documents to prove eligibility.
“It is unfortunate that some people continue to fight the Civil War,” said Senate Minority Leader Brown. “We should learn from history that this kind of behavior is bad for business. It’s bad for the image of the state and at the end of the day, it doesn’t accomplish anything.”
Oh, my dear, sir. It could accomplish so very much. Perhaps it may even save our sovereign Republic from wrack and ruin. (I might have also given him the “Tired Cliche of the Day Award”. At the end of the day? Please.)