Posted by David Hartung @ 7:04
Let me be perfectly clear. Two wrongs don’t ever make a right. Having said that, this story highlights the fact that when there are no checks on their conduct, government will always go overboard.
What truly concerns me however, is the meekness with which our fellow citizens bow to this intrusion of their rights. Yes it is important to guard the safety of our travellers, and I thank those whose calling is to do that. Such a calling does not give legal or moral authority to treat fellow citizens as criminals for simply buying and using an airline ticket. The fact that so many people accept this is an indication that we are no longer free, and that most of our citizens no longer wish to be free.
Posted by David Hartung @ 18:39
Via the loverly and gracious Michelle Malkin. See this.
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 17:27
Not sure if this is going to pass muster or not, but it certainly has Security Services personnel here on base VERY intrigued.
A measure filed by State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) would allow any law enforcement agency that has custody of an illegal immigrant to take the illegal to ‘the office of a U.S. Senator or Representative’ and leave them there.
As the article puts it,
This should get their attention.
and indeed it would. But I’m sure as my left middle finger will attest, bonehead groups like Amnesty International or even the “caring” arms of the ACLU will be throwing their equivalent of a two year-old’s temper tantrum when they get their eyes on this piece of legislation.
1200 WOAI news reports the measure also allows county sheriff’s deputies or city police officers to ‘request an agent or employee of the United States Senator or United States Representative to sign a document acknowledging the release or discharge of the illegal immigrant at the senator’s or representative’s office.
Ahh but of course, here is the requisite red tape requirement….
Several thousand people are expected to descend on the state capitol today to denounce the measures, and to call on the federal government, not the states, to handle matters related to immigration.
Who wants to take bets on which “community organizing agency” is handling this crowd??? Can you say “S-E-I-U” or even “A-C-L-U”?? Yesssss, I knew you could.
What these idiots don’t understand is that the Al-Obambi clown act ain’t gonna do jack squat about securing our borders. Sure there are federal laws regarding immigration and border control, but as we all know well and good, having laws and ENFORCING those laws are two massively separate endeavors. And when it comes to border control, we here at the Command HQ are 150% for having the states to have the responsibility for border enforcement purely because the “federales” they es mui loco gringos. I’ve met and talked to many a Border Patrol agent in my days and these guys are John McLane, die hard-type, Americans (God bless you Ramos and Compeon for holding true to your duty) who are doing an extremely difficult job only made worse by the bureaucrats almost completely hand-cuffing them in the name of political correctness. On the other hand, I’m not saying we need to move into isolationist mode with our borders. But dammit, there is a very clear process for entering this country as well as becoming a citizen. If you desire citizenship enough to do it the just, proper, and LEGAL way — well I, the entire base and the rest of America welcomes you whole-heartedly. If you insist on being illegal about your ways, then you should be stopped, questioned, and summarily returned to the far side of the border with all due promptness. No green card, no stay on American soil. Period.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 7:47
A commenter on Professor Jacobson’s blog has the definitive analysis on what needs to happen to Julian Ass-mange:
Simple fact of the matter is that if we very publically put a bullet in his brain, whomever he left minding the Wikileaks store will have to find themselves wondering if they might not be next and they might just decide that discretion is the better part of valor.
If we do not, then he will still have that document and WILL publish it at some point. so it is better to go ahead and shoot the bastard and deal with the consequences now than to wait and let the consequences grow.
When you start playing hard ball with the big boys, expect to get hurt. At this level of abstraction there are no laws and no rules except one. win. Assange has managed to grab the Tiger by the tail, but he doesn’t have an effective plan for dealing with the other end of the Tiger. That is a good way to get dead.
This half-assed excuse-for-an-Administration won’t do that, of course – it doesn’t have the cojones.
But calling Ass-mange’s bluff – and sending the pussies at Wikileaks a message – seems the best way to deal with them. They’re terrorists – and there’s only one way you deal with terrorists.
Posted by David Hartung @ 7:09
As always, Ann Coulter gets it right.
If our elected leaders were required to undergo the same security inconveniences as are we, they would change things, and do so quickly.
Posted by David Hartung @ 7:57
When one does something new, and wants to maximize the chances of success, one smart move is always to look at how other successful people have done the same thing. In our world, the most successful people in the airport security business have long been the Israelis. To me it would have made sense, after 9/11 to have examined how the Israelis secure their airports.
Why haven’t our brilliant leaders done this?
Posted by David Hartung @ 10:55
Drudge has captioned this picture: The terrorists have won.
I agree with Drudge.
Posted by David Hartung @ 22:58
Over the years I have learned to take such things as this with a very large grain of salt. These days, when one flies, one should expect to have to deal with the TSA, and one should not expect them to meet our definition of reasonable. This situation, however gets my attention with the following quote.
“By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights,”
That any government official would make such a comment is absolutely appalling. What makes it even worse, is that not only is it true, but the very government charged with protecting our rights, is the one which has cavalierly taken them away!
Posted by David Hartung @ 13:50
I do not watch much in the way of TV news, but when I do, I try to watch Fox. Over the years, I have long had regard for Andrew Napolitano. That is why this interview has set me back on my heels and is causing me to give serious thought to the Government’s actions from 2001 to the present.
Posted by David Hartung @ 12:06
With the TSA doing this, I think it safe to say that we are no longer a nation of free citizens.
The question is, what can we, or what should we do about it? I am a big believer in limited government, and in my view, the safety and security of airline passengers is the responsibility of the airlines themselves, not some boated and ineffective Federal bureaucracy.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 23:00
If Bambi wants to house the Gitmo prisoners anywhere, AFAIC, he can fucking house them in Idaho.
Free to roam.
Especially around Boise. Or perhaps in the neighborhoods of that half-assed excuse-for-a-zebra-crew.
Then – if anything were to happen around there – I’d be inclined to forgive it.
Fuck ‘em all.
Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 11:31
Not got a lot of time to write an extensive post, but this is a HOT one!
If you don’t follow Glenn Beck, happen to frequent the Washington Examiner, or don’t really care for articles by Byron York….you’re likely to have missed this one. Of course, our unbiased, non-judgmental, non-agenda seeking Lame Stream Lapdog Sleazedia will never catch on to this issue. Even if they could win a Pulitzer for reporting it.
Folks, this one stinks more than a Arkansas turkey farm in August…or even more than Congress giving themselves a raise when the economy is in the tank and those same people are saying “cut costs”.
Pay attention to this one, cause this one has the potential to put Al-Obambi out of office. Maybe even out of the country….well, we can “Hope” for that sort of “Change” now can’t we???
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 8:26
Item: The bumbling, incompetent amateurs at Al-Obambi, in yet another blatant attempt to undermine our efforts in the war against
man-caused disasters terrorism, released heretofore classified documents outlining US interrogation methods against Al-Obambi collaborators enemy combatants.
The methods authorized include keeping detainees naked for long periods, keeping them in a painful standing position for long periods and depriving them of solid food. Other tactics included using a plastic neck collar to slam detainees into walls, keeping the detainee’s cell cold for long periods and beating and kicking the detainee. Sleep deprivation, prolonged shackling and threats to a detainee’s family were also used.
Treasonous asscrusts like Opponents such as the Anti-American Cuntmuffins’ Lapdogs Union Anti-American Cuntmuffins’ Lapdogs Union have long bleated argued that these methods are ineffective in extracting useful information from Al-Obambi collaborators enemy combatants.
Item: Former Vice-President
with more cojones than in the entire Demoscum Party Dick Cheney went on record saying, in effect, “Hey, if you’re going to release those memos, release the ones that also say these methods, y’know, actually work.”
“One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort,” Cheney said.
Cheney said he’s asked that the documents be declassified because he has remained silent on the confidential information, but he knows how successful the interrogation process was and wants the rest of the country to understand.
Terrorist enabler & racist bastard Attorney General Eric “America’s A Bunch Of Racist Cowards” Holder claims he won’t do the very thing he’s now doing – releasing memos selectively.
“It is certainly the intention of this administration not to play hide and seek, or not to release certain things,” said Holder. “It is not our intention to try to advance a political agenda or to try to hide things from the American people.”
Holder said he wasn’t sure exactly which memos Cheney is referring to, because he hasn’t seen them. The attorney general suggested such classified documents may exist at other agencies.
“I’m the attorney general and I don’t control many of the memos you might be talking about,” said Holder.
Bullshit, Erica. You run the
InJustice Department; you have control over the memos. And it’s not like these things are rogue documents strewn about all over the place like data on a fragmented hard drive. They’re in the same general area; you, figuratively speaking, are looking up around the ceiling while the memos are right under your nose.
So tell us, Erica: Who’s the coward now, hmmmmm???
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 12:05
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 16:36
For your Sunday Tidbit, Denizen David Hartung provides us with this very-well-written column by Victoria Toensing and Bruce Sanford concerning the Lame Plame Blame Game that Val & Joey are playing with Karl Rove.
For what it’s worth, ask yourself this: Given that a NY Slimes reporterette is now serving time in jail over her refusal to testify before a grand jury over her source for this leak of the identity of a CIA analyst – not a crime in and of itself, if the truth be told, but work with me here – and given that everyone seems to want to finger Mr. Rove for this…would the Slimes really want to stay quiet about this, if there was even the remotest chance that Karl Rove could be perp-walked out of the White House? Would the Paper of Broken Record honestly shut up to protect the Demoscum’s Public Enemies Number One and Two (Bush & Rove)?
Mm-hm. Thought so…