Day by Day
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunstein has been a main participant in the movement, which openly seeks to create a "progressive" consensus as to what the U.S. Constitution should provide for by the year 2020. It also suggests strategy for how liberal lawyers and judges might bring such a constitutional regime into being.
Just before his appearance at the conference, Sunstein wrote a blog entry in which he explained he "will be urging that it is important to resist, on democratic grounds, the idea that the document should be interpreted to reflect the view of the extreme right-wing of the Republican Party."
- The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
- The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
- The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
- The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
On one page in his book, Sunstein claims he is "not seriously arguing" his bill of rights be "encompassed by anything in the Constitution," but on the next page he states that "if the nation becomes committed to certain rights, they may migrate into the Constitution itself."
I guess I should have seen this coming....
Yes these are all ideals, but as the government interferes more and more we see less hard working americans able to succeed in all of this. As far as the right to a decent home, define a decent home. Are people required to work for a decent home?
None of that has changed. It's still war. We're still fighting a group of people who would kill us if they had the chance. They declared war on us decades ago, and they have never ONCE surrendered. They have never ONCE called it off. They have never ONCE said "Whoops! My bad, it was the other Great Satan we wanted to kill. You guys have a nice one, OK? Peace out, my homies!"
DANEerus has already posted about how the new Rules Of Engagement are killing our military. Just like they did in Somalia. Just like they did in Viet Nam. Once again, the a
Don't forget, Afghanistan is the "good" war. This was the war the
Do NOT be lulled to sleep by the sniveling whimpers of the
Remember the anti-military protests in 2003 and 2004? Remember how shocked the Not In Our Name nitwits were when there were actual counter-protesters at their protests, and the counter-protesters outnumbered the protesters? They still haven't gotten over that.
Remember how shocked the Left was when millions of Viet Nam vets rose up against John Fonda Kerry and said "Not a chance, you back-stabbing son of a bitch!" They still haven't gotten over that.
Remember how shocked the Left was when they whined "Surrender! Surrender! Give up! Run away!" and this country in effect looked at them and said "Man up, you wimpy little bitch!"
They still haven't forgotten that.
But there does seem to be one thing they've forgotten, or at least would like to:
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to give a retreat workshop for a bunch of Soldiers, many of whom signed up after September 11th. I don't know if I'll have internet. I don't know if I'll even post this weekend. But I'll walk onto that plane today with the events of eight years ago planted firmly in my head, and the simple phrase "NEVER AGAIN!" ringing in my ears.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
What might be for dinner, says I? Just wait and see, says the wonderful, loverly, beautiful, talented Mrs.
Spaghetti Squash is for dinner. But not the boring old squash, oh no. This is fresh spaghetti squash from our garden. Cut in half, cleaned out, and then filled with diced tomato (also from our garden), home-made italian sausage, lightly covered with Parmesan cheese and baked.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I wanted to take a picture of it, but it was so tasty I ate it all.
Oh, and in the midst of all that came the only true statement of the night. Unfortunately it did not come out of Obama's mouth, it came out of the mouth of SC congressman Joe Wilson.
And as for Juan McCain - if you spent half as much time defending your own side as you do attacking it, you might have just won the election back in 2008.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Ace : New Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan Prove Deadly for US Troops
The CIA is learning that Barack Hussein Obama will drag them into Kangaroo courts to punish them for daring to defend America. I'm sure the lesson isn't lost on the Marine JAGs. That means the MainStreamMedia can't cover stories like this:U.S. commanders, citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties, rejected repeated calls to unleash artillery rounds at attackers dug into the slopes and tree lines — despite being told repeatedly that they weren't near the village....so four Marines died in the ambush.
...if we're going to let troops die as part of a PR stunt, then yes, it does begin to resemble Vietnam.
As John Kerry (I think) said of Vietnam, "No one wants to be the last soldier to die for a lie." And if these rules persist, if this happens again, our troops will in fact be dying for a lie.
Ace : NSA Intercepts Helped Convict Would-Be Airline Bombers
And Democrats wished they hadn't.Ace : NSA intercepts key to British terror convictions
The British courts convicted several Islamic terrorists of plotting to blow up at least seven trans-Atlantic flights as a follow-up to the 9/11 attacks. It took two trials to convict them of conspiracy and terrorism. What changed between the first trial and the convictions? The US allowed the UK to use intercepts from the NSA that uncovered the plot and identified the terrorists...Finally
Will the American media report this? So far, the evidence shows that it will get the Van Jones treatment, or perhaps even worse. The New York Times reported it on its blog — but nowhere in print. John Burns, normally an excellent reporter, neglects to mention the NSA at all in his coverage of the convictions yesterday. Neither did the AP report that the Times reprinted. The Washington Post only reported that the British used intel from the US, including “evidence supplied by the CIA and other U.S. agencies,” never mentioning the NSA’s role in the convictions at all. In fact, in a report explicitly about the use of intercepts in British trials, the Post never bothers to mention the NSA at all.
"Adam Smith [once] said, 'Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.' That lesson seems to have been forgotten in America ... where so many people seem to have been far more concerned about whether we have been nice enough to the mass-murdering terrorists in our custody than those critics have ever been about the innocent people beheaded or blown up by the terrorists themselves. ... Those who are pushing for legal action against CIA agents may talk about 'upholding the law' but they are doing no such thing. Neither the Constitution of the United States nor the Geneva Convention gives rights to terrorists who operate outside the law. ... So many 'rights' have been conjured up out of thin air that many people seem unaware that rights and obligations derive from explicit laws, not from politically correct pieties. If you don't meet the terms of the Geneva Convention, then the Geneva Convention doesn't protect you. If you are not an American citizen, then the rights guaranteed to American citizens do not apply to you. That should be especially obvious if you are part of an international network bent on killing Americans. But bending over backward to be nice to our enemies is one of the many self-indulgences of those who engage in moral preening. But getting other people killed so that you can feel puffed up about yourself is profoundly immoral. So is betraying the country you took an oath to protect." -- economist Thomas Sowell
Cross Posted at DANEgerus
We have our suicide bombers—we call them heroes. We have our culture of indoctrination—we call it basic training. We kill civilians—we call it collateral damage.How many times to I have to say it? THE LEFT HATES THE MILITARY. In every action they take, in every statement they make when they think they're only talking to themselves, they show that hatred, they express that hatred freely. It's only when they have an audience that they clamp down and withhold their opinions.
The sad part is this: if I was half the monster that braindead fucktards like John Feffer thought I was, he and all of his buddies would be dead already.
Found via AoSHQ.
Civil disobedience. Peaceful, non-violent, but bring everything to a screeching halt. Stop traffic. Shut down government offices. Do not allow one thing to work until the corrupt criminals in Congress realize that as much as they want to be lords and masters of their plantation, we still refuse to be slaves.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Which means that he was there on union business, and getting paid for it.
Tell me again who's astroturfing all these events?
You want to know why there are so many people getting screaming mad? Because of crap like this, that the Obamedia refuses to cover because it might make their liberal lord and messiah look bad. Because of crap like this, that would make anyone with two functioning braincells feel like they're living in Bizarro World. Because of crap like this, where the
Fuck the Left. Fuck them sideways. After eight years of their hatred pouring forth like pus out of an infected abscess in America, it's like that infection has taken over the country and we're desperately trying to find a way to stop it without resorting to amputation. And I don't think we can.
And of course, Glenn Beck as well. Say what you want about the guy, but if it weren't for Beck just flat out hammering the White House about Jones, nothing would have ever happened.