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Joe the Biden Follies

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Joe the Biden – the gift that keeps on giving. He asks what a Romney Justice department might look like, and implies it's something we should fear. Well, it probably won't look like this:

 Sell guns to Mexican drug lords in order to pretend there is a gun problem in the States.

 Ignore voter intimidation by thugs at the polling place.

 Rail against voter ID laws in venues that require ID to enter.

 Incite race animosity.

 Ignore leaks from the EXOP on National Security.

 Sue states trying to protect their borders from illegal immigration.

 Try enemy terrorists in court as if they were American citizens.

 I'm probably missing something, but I'll take a Romney Justice Department over this record any day.

 

Iowa?

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OK. I’m a conservative. I tend to vote Republican because that is the pragmatic choice for us conservatives.

However, I am a little irked by the attention paid to the Iowa straw poll. I mean, why does that matter more than any other state? Do Iowa conservatives really speak for the country?

Just askin …

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August 13, 2011 at 12:31 am

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Shame on You Scotland, Shame!

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Scotland should be ashamed of itself. I am personally embarrassed about my own Scottish heritage – through which I trace my lineage to some fairly illustrious historical figures. But today I am ashamed of my Scottish blood for the first time in my life.

Scottish citizens might not be able to purchase English translations of Israeli masterpieces such as “A tale of love and darkness” by Amos Oz and “Someone to run with” by David Grossman, due to a boycott on Israeli books.

Two and a half years ago, shortly after Operation Cast Lead, the West Dunbartonshire Regional Council, located west of Glasgow, approved a bill that called to boycott goods produced in Israel.

According to the law, the council and all public bodies under its jurisdiction are forbidden to sell goods that originated from Israel.

Despicable. The full article is here. But for the first time, Scotland displays an anti-semitism of the sort which is more properly confined to Nazi Germany.

Shame on you Scotland. And until my Scottish cousins cease to support murdering terrorists because they are against the Jews, I will not buy another bottle of Scotch. I urge all of my readers to do the same.

Scotland wants to boycott Israeli goods? Then let the Scots feel the pain themselves. I will buy no more Scottish goods and I call for a boycott until they cease their despicable anti-semitism.

Update: While I’m at it, I’ll supplement my purchase of non-Scottish brown liquors with a search of some of these Israeli books that have Scotland so spooked. I hear some of them are pretty good novels.

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May 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm

We Got Him!

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I hope.

Fox News is reporting that Osama bin Laden is dead, apparently killed by US bombs a week ago. We have the body (very important). President Obama will be speaking about this shortly.

It appears that this is part of the surge as lead by General Petraeus, copied from Iraq, and championed by President Bush. Both these men deserve some credit.

But so does President Obama for bucking his leftist constituency, staying the course in Afghanistan, and approving the surge there.

Osama now goes straight to hell, where I’m sure he will enjoy his seventy-two raisins. Thanks and kudos to the US military personnel who delivered this evil man to his just desserts.

Update: It looks like he was killed in Pakistan. It may not have been a bomb, but a ground operation. I hope so. I would much rather he saw it coming and knew the end was at hand.

Update II: As of 11:35 EST, President Obama is addressing the nation, and confirming that Osama bin Laden is dead. Hooray!

Update III: The President has confirmed that it was a ground operation, carried out by American forces. Good.

Update IV: Obama is here at his best. He took some credit – as he should – but he also mentioned President Bush positively, our military, our allies, and all those who have helped bring this evil man to justice. The President has affirmed that we will not be attacked with impunity and will be relentless, and I applaud him for it. He has also asked that God bless the USA. Thank you Mr. President.

Update V: An important lesson for those who would declare war on the United States as bin Laden did is that it does not matter that you outlast one of our presidents. Certainly, President Bush would have liked to have this happen on his watch, but he has already issued a statement that he is delighted it has happened. President Obama – who has frankly grown in the national security aspects of his office – has recognized that this is bigger than he is. Mess with the US, and don’t expect that all you need to do is outlast the guy presently in office. In one way, it’s good that this happened under Obama – a president who has apologized for the US, who has been less than jingoistic to put it mildly, and who’s own wife has admitted that she was not proud of her country prior to her husband’s nomination. President Obama has now demonstrated that our enemies cannot count on weakness on our part. Mess with the US, and you mess with the whole country for good and for all. There is no statute of limitations.

Update VI: It appears that the mission went down not last week, but just this weekend. The Navy SEALs carried it out and the self-proclaimed “strong horse” cowered behind one of his wives, using her as a human shield. It also appears that this day was long in the planning, at least back to 2007, a tribute to the military and intelligence professionals who spanned two administrations to bring this man to justice.

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May 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm

TSA Follies

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One more post about the TSA. On my return trip, I passed through security, jacket off, shoes off, belt off, laptop out, small containers of toiletries in a ziploc bag out, and at the same time wondering about my colleague who had been whisked behind closed doors for special screening. Then I saw this:

I have to give the TSA credit – they at least saw the humor in the fact that they had clearly discombobulated us.

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January 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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TSA Passes, Sorta

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As in, they made no pass. Or what might have been had they done it. Which they didn’t.

In short, I flew out of Boston today, and passed through security ungroped, unx-rayed, and apparently undangerous.

I’m almost disappointed …

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January 18, 2011 at 1:26 am

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TSA Perverts

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Well it has really hit the fan now. After enduring eight years of liberal friends telling me how George W. Bush ‘shredded the Constitution’ we see that it’s the liberals who have really done it. Talk about unreasonable searches. Government sanctioned perverts are now either looking at our genitalia or groping the same.

So, if you try to fly, you might be subjected to a full body scan with an x-ray device that the government assures us is safe. Of course, the last time I had a medical x-ray they provided a lead shield for my genitalia. In this case, the government does no such thing since they are principally interested in viewing our genitalia.

But you can opt out. In which case, after the standard metal detectors (which have exactly the same capacity to detect illicit weaponry as the body scanners), one is subject to a ‘pat down.’ This pat down by all accounts will be more than sufficient to determine if a man is circumcised, if a woman is a virgin, and just what breast size she might have. They do everything but peek up one’s butt with a flashlight.

We are told by Janet Napolitano (has she undergone this procedure?) that this is necessary to keep us safe. Presumably because nearly a year ago a terrorist tried to blow up his underwear. Not that Napolitano nor any other liberal pinhead has ever noticed that the passengers of that aircraft were the first line of defense and that the TSA would have let this guy through, but it has been nearly a year. Are they really saying it took them a year to come up with this policy that is basically ineffective and manages to sexually harass airline passengers at the same time? I mean, Clarence Thomas was nearly kept off the supreme court on mere allegations of less than this. At this very moment there are wanted posters in my neighborhood for the arrest of a guy who has done less, and if you tried this with children as the TSA has done as a Catholic priest the lawsuit would run into millions.

This is the way liberals – read Barack Obama – keep us safe. By groping Americans. Oh, and CAIR, that wonderfully moderate muslim organization that would never consider discretion to be the better part of safety is contemplating suing to have muslim women excepted. I would weep if that weren’t so predictable. And our super-PC TSA perverts will no doubt jump through hoops to comply. I feel much safer flying El-Al, which I have done, than any domestic airline. I wonder why that is?

This absurd policy needs to go. The ridiculous attempt by liberals to defend us needs to be stopped by the grownups. Perhaps, with the Republican takeover of the house we’ll see some adult supervision. In the meantime, I urge you all to opt out of the body scanners (for health reasons if nothing else), and when they grab your junk, ask then either for their phone number of if they’ve read the constitution. What astonishes me is there is no outcry among liberals who were so concerned during the Bush years. They wept crocodile tears over the supposed loss of civil liberties for terrorists. They were outraged at the notion that the government might listen in on terrorist telephone conversations, and they were convinced that Bush would act unilaterally to trample their right to privacy. None of that ever happened, and yet in airports across the country, it is happening now courtesy of their man Obama.

Where is the liberal outrage?

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November 18, 2010 at 1:44 am

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