Day by Day
Saturday, April 25, 2009
You can call me callus if you want, but the sight of a stupid, naked hippy getting tasered just makes me smile.
Oh, and all the liberal pussies crying about police brutality? Try that kind of crap ANYWHERE ELSE but the USA and see how it works for ya. Mr. "Naked is Beautiful" would be on the ground searching for his teeth in most other countries. That's if he would be awake at all after the beat-down he would receive.
So here's the question - what HTML code do you use in order to hide the picture, with the link that "opens" that section? Can I even do that with Blogspot?
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Obama Cabinet Spending Cuts Ridiculed Yesterday, President Obama ordered his cabinet to identify $100 million in budget cuts. The CBS Evening News reported that "critics say the amounts are so small," that "it's nothing more than a publicity stunt." CBS added that the President "admitted $100 million is a drop in the budget bucket, but insisted there's a lot more cutting to come." The New York Times says "budget analysts promptly burst out laughing. A reporter declared at the White House briefing that the initiative would become fodder for late-night talk show hosts," and "the Republican Study Committee, a group of fiscal conservatives, put out a news release with the headline 'Obama's 0.0025% spending cut.'" The Cato Institute's Dan Mitchell, appearing on CNBC's The Kudlow Report, said, "I almost thought it was April Fool's Day. Talk about a kick in the teeth for taxpayers. ... And, oh by the way, these wouldn't be spending cuts the way you and I understand it. These would be reductions in the planned increases that are already built into the government budgeting baseline. This was a spit in the face to hard-working American taxpayers." Former labor secretary Robert Reich agreed that "this is pretty small potatoes. I mean, it's the beginning. It's at least a gesture, an important gesture. ... Yes, Obama needs to do more."
The Wall Street Journal reports "Obama has left himself open to the charge of overspending as he focuses on jump-starting the stalled economy with the huge stimulus bill and shoring up its foundations with big overhauls of health care, energy and education." And "anticipating the charge, the administration sought to build savings into its budget plans. But results so far have been modest." The AP says the Obama move "set off outbursts of mental math and scribbled calculations as political friend and foe tried to figure out its impact." Adds the AP, "The bottom line: Not much." The Washington Post, however, reports that in addition to the $100 million, "many other planned reductions are already underway -- and with total savings of far more than $100 million." David Brooks, in his New York Times column, says that "Obama imposes hard choices on others, but has postponed his own. He presented an agenda that bleeds red ink a trillion dollars at a time. Now he seems passive as Congress kills his few revenue ideas (cap and trade) and spending cuts (agricultural subsidies)," and "huge fiscal gaps are opening this decade that can't be closed by distant entitlement reform."
(04-23) 04:00 PDT Washington - -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday endorsed the establishment of a formal truth commission to investigate Bush administration anti-terrorism policies, including an examination of former top Justice Department lawyers who crafted the legal justifications for what critics say was torture.
In an interview with CNN’s John King last week, Napolitano discussed Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., a strict enforcer of immigration laws who says he wants illegal aliens to be prosecuted and jailed.
“And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.”
The fact is, crossing the border without authorization is a crime. The statute reads: “Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers . . . shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.”
Now really what part of illegal makes it not a crime? Does that mean if it is legal we are going to be procecuted for it because it is a crime? It is statments like this that make me think we should all stop paying our taxes and get more guns and ammo.
I have to agree that we need to go after the employers, but as many people know we don't really punish them. I firmly believe that when a business hires illegal aliens that we should take away their business license and seize their assets, much like the drug dealers. This of course would take care of the illegals that just want a better life, but due to the corruption in their governments they can't get here legally. Nor does this stop the "anchor baby" syndrome, setting them up for a life of welfare. What about the ones that truely don't care about the laws and are bringing drugs and more than likely illegal guns, and their criminal behavior with them? Cutting off actual employment is not the way to get these people to not come.
I find this to be of the same thought that allows a criminal who breaks into your house to steal from you to sue you and win when they get caught or injured.
Unfortunately with laws like the state of California has all her statement really is saying is that we are going to import support for our communist regime any way we can.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
AFP recounts a "contentious White House briefing" in which "spokesman Robert Gibbs denied Obama had remade previous administration policy." USA Today reports that although Emanuel and Gibbs himself "have suggested recently that prosecutions of Bush lawyers were off the table, Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama's latest comments do not represent a policy shift." The Washington Times says, "When asked about the difference between Mr. Obama's remarks and Mr. Emanuel's comments, Mr. Gibbs told reporters to heed the president."
The coverage overwhelmingly describes the President's position as a clear shift. The AP reports Obama widened "an explosive debate on torture," and ABC World News said the issue "is turning into a hornet's nest for the Obama Administration." ABC added that "current Administration officials first said there would be no prosecutions: not for those who employed the techniques, not for those who authorized them as legal." ABC added that "the White House would not explain the change." NBC Nightly News reported Obama moved "under pressure from Congress and outside critics," reversing "what the President said last week and what his chief of staff said two days ago."
Roll Call refers to a "striking turnabout" by Obama, which "came as the administration began to incur fire from its allies for appearing to exclude policymakers from culpability." McClatchy says Obama's statements "caught Washington by surprise." The Wall Street Journal says Obama "has shifted several times in dealing with the Bush-era issues." CNN's Situation Room called it "a dramatic reversal" and "a sharp break from what his press secretary said 24 hours earlier." Fox News' Special Report reported Obama acted "in apparent contradiction of his own White House staff." Congressional Republicans "said they were perplexed." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "We are interested to know what is the policy or the position of the Administration. Because now it seems to be somewhat confusing."
Administration Denies Cheney Asked For Release Of Memos The Politico reports the Obama Administration denied former Vice President Cheney "had directly asked the CIA to declassify memos that he claims would vindicate Bush-era techniques for harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists." NBC Nightly News reported that Cheney "wants the CIA to declassify memos he claims proved the interrogations worked."
Monday, April 20, 2009
A cartel engaged in Mexico's deadly drug wars has told its members to avoid heavy drinking and using narcotics and live a clean family life as it tries to build a well-run criminal organization, police say.
Rafael Cedeno, a leader of "The Family" cartel based in the western state of Michoacan, told police after he was arrested at the weekend he had trained several thousand cartel members with courses in ethics and personal improvement.
"The indoctrination of this group consisted of courses they considered to be for personal improvement, values, ethical and moral principles of the criminal gang. The objective was for the subordinates to avoid drugs, hard drinking and maintain family unity," the federal police said in a statement.
The Obama administration released on Thursday a series of key legal opinions that amount to the government's fullest accounting yet of the harshest techniques authorized under President George W. Bush and used to question suspected terrorists in the early stages of the anti-terror war. Obama has said he will not seek charges against CIA officers who carried out interrogations that many critics contend amounted to torture.
Obama says CIA officers that used authorized interrogation techniques will not be charged. Guess what guys, with his track record for doing what the says I believe we will have a whole slew of CIA up on charges before the year is out.