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What A Coincidence

According to the MSM: Bin Laden to issue video as 9/11 anniversary approaches.

Every time the Shrubbery gets into trouble and needs to scare people, Osama shows up in a new video. There’s no way of verifying the date or time of these videos, but they are certainly helpful.

September 6, 2007   10 Comments

Local Wildlife

Golden Silk Orbweaver

The sky was overcast so the web doesn’t show up, but this is the female Golden Silk Orbweaver with the smaller male above it.

September 6, 2007   8 Comments

Riverbend is in Syria

She writes about Leaving Home….

She and her family are in Syria, safe for the moment. She couldn’t stay in Iraq because of the mess the Hedgemony has created.

September 6, 2007   4 Comments

Hello? Reality Check

General Petraeus is first and foremost an active duty, serving officer of the United States Army. He is not going to contradict the President of the United States, and the President has already pronounced the “surge” a success. Anyone harboring the delusion that General Petraeus is going to provide Congress or the American people will the unvarnished truth, had better get their meds adjusted.

The General saw his first combat in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq as he graduated from West Point in 1974.

No one is going to know what the man really thinks until he retires. That’s the way the system works, get used to it.

September 6, 2007   8 Comments

A Least One Judge Gets It

It is so refreshing one you find the occasional individual in the non-system that is the US government has become who has actually read the Constitution and understands what it means. From the Associated Press: Judge rules against parts of Patriot Act

NEW YORK – A federal judge struck down parts of America’s top anti-terror law as unconstitutional Thursday, saying courts must be allowed to supervise cases where the government orders Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders must be subject to meaningful judicial review and that the recently rewritten USA Patriot Act “offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.”
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September 6, 2007   4 Comments