Tag: Forward!

Because this is a lot better than GITMO! and NOT BOOSH!

Boosh was evil for finding the least ugly solution to a horrible problem and giving us GITMO, while Clinton’s rendition policies never caused consternation until they could blame Boosh for them too. So I wonder how soon they will be blaming Boosh for Obama now using NAVY vessels to circumvent the faux-angst the left had about questioning & detaining terrorist prisoners. From the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA “black” sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels. And it’s doing it in a way that preserves the government’s ability to ultimately prosecute the suspects in civilian courts. That’s the pattern emerging with the recent capture of Abu Anas al-Libi, one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists, long-sought for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa. He was captured in a raid Saturday and is being held aboard the USS San Antonio, an amphibious warship mainly used to transport troops.

Questioning suspected terrorists aboard U.S. warships in international waters is President Barack Obama’s answer to the Bush administration detention policies that candidate Obama promised to end. The strategy also makes good on Obama’s pledge to prosecute terrorists in U.S. civilian courts, which many Republicans have argued against. But it also raises questions about using “law of war” powers to circumvent the safeguards of the U.S. criminal justice system.

By holding people in secret prisons, known as black sites, the CIA was able to question them over long periods, using the harshest interrogation tactics, without giving them access to lawyers. Obama came to office without a ready replacement for those secret prisons. The concern was that if a terrorist was sent directly to court, the government might never know what intelligence he had. With the black sites closed and Obama refusing to send more people to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it wasn’t obvious where the U.S. would hold people for interrogation.

And that’s where the warships came in.

Well, I see a silver lining: not everyone is getting drone-striked to death if they are capturing some of them. Of course, one has to wonder how many are being “buried at see” so they can keep the program under wraps. Rush Limbaugh and other enemies of the state better watch it or they could end up feeding the fish…

Obama’s 2nd term news – Part Deux

I originally intended the first post to be the lead in a weekly series, but the amount of insane shit that is happening just a week after the election just feels like the gift that keeps on giving, so I am going to do another today. BTW, any one of you other authors that want to do some of this, feel free to gang up. I do not want you to feel that I hold exclusive rights to this concept.

Anyway, for those with a sweet tooth and of my age, I am afraid Woody Harrelson’s character in Zombieland is going to be disappointed that Twinkies will not be around. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. Stupid unions. It does look like we will get the Apocalypse, though. Watch it happen because Obama decides to interfere and nationalize Twinkies like he did GM. My bet is they blame Sandy for those 18.5K new unemployment claims that come up next week.

I hear the union geniuses are trying to play Walmart too because it is implementing changes to deal with tax increases and Obamacare. Read about the genius that thinks Walmart is trampling on his rights because when he asked for a transfer to a different department where everyone wants to be since it is cake work, they cut his hours in order to honor his request. This moron thinks it was out of spite, not maybe that they have tons of people lined up to do the cushy job they also have to accommodate, and hence have to resort to reduced hours for everyone. EBIL CAPITALISTS!

Speaking of evil capitalists, it is finally being pointed out that they are now shrinking the size of their packages to overcome rising costs. The price stays the same but you are getting a lot less. The only reason that the nanny- staters aren’t all balking at this travesty is that it goes handily with their need to keep the illusion that there is no inflation. In the mean time we all keep losing. Heh, just get everyone drunk and they won’t care! And while some people are already pointing out how the evil capitalists can help the US follow in the footsteps of some other socialist states that used natural resources to get some serious cash flow while changing everything for the better, it is also obvious that this is all, for now at least, nothing but a pipe dream. The people in charge remind me of the old Soviets that in the name of collectivist ideology would do stupid and damaging things, even when the solutions were blatantly obvious. I guess this is another good reason to point out that referring to the greens as watermelons is very appropriate.

The housing market social engineering tactics that led to the economic meltdown in 2009 continue on, surprisingly, and despite, Dodd & Frank’s promise to fix the “deregulation” with a 2000 page new law that did nothing to address the underlying problem. So it is no surprise that the FHA, which uses Fannie & Freddie to play it’s shell game, is pissing away money like crazy, and again reaching out for a handout. That means they are asking tax payers to yet again cover for the problems this stupid and doomed social engineering practice cause. Doesn’t matter that we have pissed away trillions in wealth and paid billions to keep the crooked shell institutions the Feds use to play their games. The tax payer is told to give more so they can keep buying votes. In the mean time, they tell us they need more income, and from those evil rich of course, to cover their out of control spending – that’s the government wants higher taxes for you rubes – while in the private sector, stories like this abound. At least some of it is good news. Death to the stupid and wasteful green shit movement.

At least it looks like these hard times are not hurting Obama supporters. One buys some premium real estate, while the other dumps her citizenship in order to avoid taxes. That’s not the patriotism they tell us we should all feel when we get shafted, erm, handed the privilege of higher taxes.

Hang on for the ride people.

UPDATE:Too good for parody.

Obama’s 2nd term news

With the fiscal cliff looming, tax hikes in the wind, and Obamacare getting set to stick it to us all, things sure look great for us all. Looks like chances for getting a budget from our government in the second term look just like the first. Not gonna happen. But the fiscal cliff? Well, that one looks like it is a gimme. Jobless claims, UNEXPECTEDLY, and right after the election, are abysmally high. At least there is some Karmic justice going around. It is all Boosh’s fault! MOAR OF THIS PLEAZOR! Them is votes for the donkeys. Doesn’t matter that it’s their own insane policies that are behind this stuff.

At least everyone will soon have free healthcare! Then again, news like this, this, or even this – and funny how they blame weather, but ignore the dysfunctional Keynesian fiscal policies of the last 4 years, for inflation – sure sounds like there is some cost there. I heard the unemployment numbers where also blamed on Sandy. Evil Sandy! Is Sandy the new Boosh? Looks like we have a lot more of some of this back at home. At least we will have some leftard pining for the Russian way like another leftard, in an unguarded moment, pined for the Chicomm ways, not so long ago.

Hope ‘n Change!