Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stand* with Rand! (*Whites or Hot Tubs Owners Only)

Do you see me doin' thrill seeker liquor store hold-ups with a "Born To Lose" tattoo on my chest? -  Bobby DeNiro, Heat   
 The 13 Hour Filibuster staged by Seantor Rand Paul a mere month ago was a dishonest sham staged only for theater. On a Faux Business Network Interview Rand stated,
"If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don’t care if a Drone kills him or a policeman kills him, but it’s different if they want to come fly over your hot tub, or your yard just because they want to do surveillance on everyone."
You see only those people rob liquor stores whilst the right people own Hot Tubs. I've also been informed that Hot Tub users have a high tendency of smoking pot, I wouldn't know I don't have a hot tub or smoke pot.

So, Rand is fine with using a Drone to kill a suspect of a Robbery, presumably an American, who hasn't had his Due Process. Please recall that on March 7, 2013, Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz introduced a Senate Bill: To prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.

Now, I wonder if Glenn Greenwald will begin a campaign of lies and vitriol against Rand in the same manner he has against President Obama? Because according to Greenwald, President Obama is worse than Dick Cheney because he infringed on an American's Constitutional Rights by authorizing a Drone Strike on Anwar al-Awaki (and his son).

Rand Paul is a right-wing madman who would do away with all Civil Rights Laws and Unchain Business so they could put Americans back in chains.

Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill and all the neoliberal hipsters and self-satisfied libertarians who rushed to Stand With Rand and deified him to thwart the evil anti-chirst Obama got used by Conservatives like they always do.

Conservatives never viewed the Drone issue as anything other than an opportunity to attack President Obama while getting some confused or ignorant lefties to aid them.

Drones are valuable tools and weapons. It makes no difference if a person is killed by bullets, blood chokes, burning or drone strike. Dead is DeadDrones simply fall under the Use of Force and the 4th Amendment. 

As for surveillance, using a Drone is no different than using binoculars or my eyes. If I observe a crime or contraband in plain sight or if I have a properly obtained Search Warrant then there is no issue.

Rand realized he upset the Gravy Train of his deluded followers who fund him. And Nothing so alarms a Grifter, like Rand Paul, as when his Grift is threatened:
"My comments last night left the mistaken impression that my position on drones had changed. Let me be clear: it has not."
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Republicans and the NRA helped the Tsarnaevs and Murderers get their Guns

No this isn't hyperbole.

Now, the most despicable Republican (this time) has to be Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona who sent a handwritten letter to the mother of a shooting victim claiming that he was “truly sorry” for her son’s death and that “strengthening background checks is something we agree on.” Of course, like all Republicans he voted against the background check bill.

But, even before the NRA, Gun Owners of America and other Pro-Unrestricted Gun Violence Groups cowered 42 Republicans and 4 Democrats in the Senate to defeat the Manchin-Toomey Background Check Amendment, the NRA was fighting for the Rights of Terrorists, like the Tsarnaev's to have ready easy access to whatever firearms they wished.

In 2011, Republicans on the House Judiciary panel shot down a proposal Thursday to prevent weapon sales to suspected terrorists. In a party-line vote of 21-11, the committee Republicans killed an amendment from Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) that would have blocked firearm purchases by those on the FBI's terrorist watch list. 

So, even if the FBI could have put Tamerlan Tsarnaev on the FBI Terror Watch List he still could have bought guns.

And that's through a licensed dealer with a standard background check. Between 2004 and 2010, supposedly 247 people on the FBI Terror Watch List purchased guns legally in that manner.

It's, of course, completely unknown how many guns went to criminals, murderers and terrorists through p2p sales, unlicensed gun shows and thefts from the homes of so-called "responsible" gun owners.

I did a google search for the latest Gun Massacre in Seattle. The first two pages were a Gun Massacre in May 2012, in which 5 were murdered, 4 in Cafe Racer in North Seattle and a woman the shooter attempted to carjack. The Second Amendment Hero shot himself when he was surrounded by Police.

Continuing the search led me to the 2006 Capital Hill Massacre in which 6 people, 2 of them barely teenagers, were murdered by a Second Amendment Hero.

Of course, then I happened upon the 4 Seattle Police Officers murdered by ex-convict and good friend of Governor Mike Huckabee, Maurice Clemmons. However, Huckabee, who freed over a 1000 convicted felons, gets religious immunity for commuting Clemmons' sentence and freeing him because Maurice had repented and come to jesus, thereby washing Huckabee's hands of that killer's actions. 

I also came across a story from Oregon City which stated a 32-year-old Second Amendment Hero was at home on Sunday April 14th, prepping for his new job as an armed security guard by holstering and unholstering a loaded weapon.

Fourth grader Shayla May Shonneker was about 50 yards away when the gun discharged, sending a bullet through a wall and striking the girl in the face while she was playing outside. The girl was later pronounced dead after being rushed to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital by LifeFlight helicopter.

Finally I managed to read the story from Federal Way, Washington about a 28-year-old man who fatally shot and killed his live-in girlfriend inside an apartment south of Seattle, then went on a rampage that left three men dead, including a neighbor who had phoned 911 to report hearing gunfire, authorities said.

It's so ubiquitous that you have to know which gun massacre/mass shooting/child murder you're looking for in order to stay up-to-date on the latest.

I could list the number of murders and negligent discharges which occur daily but what would that do? Gun Nuts are immune to that. The Mass Murders at Newton did nothing to change their minds, quite the contrary, it reinforced their desire to get more guns into more hands.

And that's the issue; More Guns has not made Americans safer. What it has come to is that the NRA, Gun Owners of America and other Unrestricted Gun Violence Supporters are more concerned with getting as many guns into the Country and damn the Consequences.

Because of their unceasing desire to up the profitability of Gun Manufacturers Government Officials are being assassinated and the lives and safety of the American People have been irrevocably damaged by NRA Sponsored Second Amendment Heroes.

Terrorists, Murderers and White Supremacists have a staunch ally in the NRA and other Gun Rights Organizations which will fight tirelessly so that convicted felons and murderous villains will have ready access to any type of firearm, with which they can carry out killings of Government Bureaucrats and Kindergartners.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Republicans got their Mushroom Cloud over West, Texas

Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. - George W(orst President Ever) Bush 10/07/2002

Republicans are the servile lapdogs of Corporate Monsters. The Death Toll from the West, Texas Explosion is currently 14 with a hundred injured and millions of dollars of damage to property.

Why? Because the Fertilizer Plant was allowed to operate for years without Government Oversight. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires fertilizer plants and depots to disclose amounts of ammonium nitrate, which can be used to make a bomb, above 400 lbs. The West, Texas plant, West Fertilizer, reportedly held 270 tons of the substance, 1,350 times that limit.
"Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don’t need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up,” he said. “You’re doing nothing more than killing jobs. It’s a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A." - Texas Governor Rick Perry.
With the area a disaster zone do you think Texas Senator Ted Cruz is going to vote against federal disaster relief funds as he did for the victims of Hurricane Sandy? No Ted Cruz like Rick Perry is one of those disgusting men who belong to the I Got Mine, Fuck You Class.

But, this explosion isn't a natural disaster it's a man-made disaster. Or more acurately, since Republicans aren't men; a Right-Wing Disaster.

Republicans and their conservative dupes are advancing the Destruction of The United States so they can institutue a Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave State.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

White Male Privilege means Never being Suspected of being a Terrorist ala the Boston Bombers

The Only Thing which Stops a Bad Guy with a Bomb, is a Good Guy with a Bomb.
So, the two Suspects are brothers from Chechnya who emmigrated to the United States in 2002 with their families.

Most likely, you've followed the dramatic events as the FBI combined LE Assets began to close in on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 ending with Tamerlan's death and Dzhokar's capture.

This almost appears to be a textbook case of Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. The two murderers fill the niche that Terror groups seek out. Young males, with some education, split between two worlds, suspectiable to radicalization.

What seems to have happened is Tamerlan being older found it harder to assimilate into Western Culture. He did attend college but dropped out, he was arrested in 2009 for Domestic Battery, he got married and made or coerced his wife to adopt Islam, he apparently was an amateur boxer of some ability but was defeated in his Golden Gloves matches and had a flashy persona until roughly 18 months ago when he adopted Islam and started done the path to terrorism.

Somehow the Russian Government came across Tamerlan as a possible extremist and requested the FBI investigate him in 2011 around the time of his transformation. Unfortunately, it seems Tamerlan had not yet been fully radicalized/recruited and had not taken the final steps towards Terrorism. Then, roughly a year later during Tamerlan's trip to Russia from Jan 2012 to July 2012 he completed his final recruitment and training and embarked on the path to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

It seems likely, Tamerlan embroiled his brother in the Boston Marathon Bombing plot. Once I heard Dzhokar had been located alive after the 18 hour search, wounded but alive it confirmed my belief that he wasn't a True Believer but went along with his Older Brother. Also his quick surrender as opposed to using pyrotechnic gas to burn him out means he wasn't ready to die.

Now, of course, this doesn't mean he didn't know what he was doing or the consequences of his actions. The fact that Dzhokar spent the week attending classes on the University of Mass Cambridge campus shows he wasn't an unwilling partner dragged along but a willing accomplice.

I fully endorse isolating and interrogating sans Miranda of Dzhokar for several months without counsel and prior to court procedures to find out if anyone else is connected or active in the States while evidence teams dissect his and his brothers' phones, computers, social media accounts, emails and apartments for other physical evidence and connection to additional plans.

It's worth noting that, while the FBI worked diligently and without bias allowing the evidence to lead them, everyone on-line got the story wrong for personal reasons. Faux News, CNN, Glenn Beck, Pamela Geller, Michelle Malkin, NRO, 4chan Users and Free Republic all were convinced the Saudi or the "Dark-skinned male" were the guilty party.

Malkin tweeted out: Just waking up?  Watertown rampage by bombing suspects Mike Mulugeta (dead) & Sunil Tripathi...

Beck went so far as to say Obama's Cover-up of the Saudi-link to the Boston Bombing "is so far beyond Benghazi it's criminal." Beck declared if Obama doesn't reveal the Saudi-Boston Marathon Bombing / Benghazi Connection uncovered by The Blaze, by Monday he will.

Citing unnamed sources, Faux News Terrorism Expert Steve Emerson told Sean Hannity that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the 22-year-old Saudi national was to be deported by the U.S. government on Tuesday "on national security grounds." "This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don't arrest their citizens, you deport them because they don't want them to be embarrassed and that's the way we appease them."

Atlas Shrugs Pamela Geller called the Boston Police, FBI and ATF "The Keystone Kops" and gleefully wrote on about their Epic Failure.

While, the initial Boston Marathon Bombing was a Terrorist act and the subsequent events for the past 2 days should be classified as Terrorism these events seem to me, at this point, to be more akin to Columbine than 9/11. Hopefully, the FBI and other LE Agencies will uncover the motives and accomplices (if any) and continue their excellent work.

But, all the political grandstanding isn't going to help the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell or Lu Lingzi or MIT Officer Sean Collier or the 176 wounded and the Mass Transit Officer wounded by these two terrorists.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Conservatives still love to Order Black People around

An oft repeated refrain of Racist Republicans and Right-Wingers is that, properly understood, Democrats are the Real Racists.

Senator Rand Paul is the current rising conservative star and in order to burnish himself Paul gave a speech to Howard University in the continued Republican outreach to minorities and to cover-up for the fact he loves Discrimination and is against the Civil Right Act of 1964.

During his speech, Rand Paul argued that the Republican Party of the 21st century is the same as the 19th century, "The argument I’m trying to make is we haven’t changed." Of course, Senator Paul couldn't name the first African-American elected to the Senate. The crowd at Howard University educated him.

Paul cited evil racist behavior of Democrats from the 1860's and 1890's as evidence and was surprised by the level of knowledge possessed by the Howard students. Of course, when it comes to contemporary references, the best conservatives can come up with is to have Sean Hannity trot out a black woman on Faux News to say bizarre statements like President Obama has a war on black people.

What is actually occurring is outreach towards the pround white bigots of the Modern Republican Party. Who watches Sean Hannity's show? Who absorbs and believes President Obama is the real racist?

Right-Wingers are Reactionary, in all senses of the word. As racism has grown increasingly unacceptable in American society right-wingers have resorted to many efforts to cover-up their rampant bigotry.

An early attempt used by conservatives was the ubiquitous preface, 'Some of my best friends are ...' said just before something racist. Next came the current conservative favorite, the claim that pointing out their racism is the true racism.

Now, the current phony outreach effort is aimed at showing their base, 'See we made an effort to educate and lead those people and they still rebuke us.' So revel in your racism right-wingers you have the righteous right too.

It's easy to see what is driving this effort. Republicans really see no problem in telling blacks and other minorities that they are drawing the wrong conclusions from their life-experiences. That they don't grasp the awesome objective truth of conservative revelation.

And conservatives are perplexed when black people get upset at being spoken to as though they are children. As though they are so dumb or child-like as to not be able to draw the proper conclusions.

When Herman Cain said "If you're poor blame yourself," the whiter-than-white conservative audience which has been raised on Right-Wing lies of welfare queens, Willie Horton and the Faux News Crusade against the New Black Panther Party gobbled it up.

Just like at CPAC 2013, conservatives believe Slavery was good for Black People and current conservative principles of wage slavery and neo-feudalism are good for them, too. 

If Condoleezza Rice states she will be a lifetime Republican because in 1952 Southern Democrats would not help her father register to vote but Republicans would, good for her.

If Clarence Thomas is still bitter at the treatment he received at Yale Law School and from by the White establishment Law Firms who viewed his Diploma as being the product of affirmative action and it has driven him to be a Reactionary I Got Mine Right-Winger that's his choice.

Now here's the differenece. I, as a white Liberal, am not going to tell any black person what their experience means to them but lily-livered punk ass bitch Republicans and Racist Right-Wingers are still telling Black People what's what.

That is some true racist shit.