Thursday, July 5, 2012

Late to the Party

Late to the Party

***Blogging a bit later than usual as there were some reports that had to be done ASAP this morning. Plus - we didn't get home from our annual cookout/fireworks party with Mark's family until after 11:00, that's way past my bedtime! Didn't get up as early as usual.

***Liberals ignore Obama's Guantanamos. Here is hypocrisy at its most blatant and naked. Remember the howls about "Bush's War," etc. Where are those people now?

In a city full of them, Harold Koh is Washington’s biggest hypocrite.
As the dean of Yale Law School, Koh was the most prominent critic of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies, deriding them as “executive muscle-flexing.” The former President, Koh said, was the “torturer-in-chief.” In a 2002 interview with The New York Times, he referred to the war on terror as “legally undeclared” and questioned the administration’s right to kill terrorists on the battlefield. “What factual showing will demonstrate that they had warlike intentions against us and who sees that evidence before any action is taken?” he asked.
In 2009, after the election of Barack Obama, Koh was awarded the job of State Department legal adviser. Since that time, he has defended a war waged in Libya without explicit congressional authorization, drone strikes targeting suspected terrorists and the extrajudicial assassination of an American citizen who had become a leading Al Qaeda ideologist.
None of these, however, can be considered the greatest of Koh’s manifold hypocrisies. That honor stems from a 2010 speech in which he triumphantly declared that the Obama administration “unequivocally guarantee(s) humane treatment for all individuals in U.S. custody as a result of armed conflict” (emphasis original).

Read the whole thing, it'll make you sick.

***Romney: Insurance mandate is a tax. Hammer it home, Republicans. Don't let up.

***In case you're in the market: Entire Tuscan village up for sale on eBay for a mere $3.1 million.

***From Steven Hayward at Power Line:

Absurdity of the Day

If you want to know why the Episcopal Church has been steadily losing members (one of them: me), check out this sign from the current Episcopal General Convention currently getting under way:



***Hollywood Idiots:

Shameful: Aaron Sorkin, Left celebrate Independence Day by slamming America; Update: Chris Rock joins in: ‘Happy white peoples independence day’; Don Cheadle laughs along; Zach Braff piles on

THIS is why I don't support Hollywood by going to the movies, etc. These people have gotten rich in this country, yet can't keep themselves from trashing it. Go live in China, Russia, Cuba...anywhere but here. You don't deserve America.


***Wow. 9-year-old California student working on college degree.


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***Rush from yesterday:

 

He's right.


***Well THIS is good news: Teachers' union membership and political influence beginning to decrease.


***The "Oprahfication" of America.


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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
~ Mother Theresa

***Have a great day!

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