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It’s not serious if you’re a corporation: Chiquita Fined $25M For Funding Terrorists

(AP) A federal court on Monday accepted a plea agreement between the Justice Department and Chiquita Brands International Inc. that imposes a $25 million fine on the company for payments it made to Colombian narcoterrorist groups.

Not simply the War on Terror™, but the War on Drugs™ – a double hit in the War on Nouns™ series, and they get a fine…A FREAKING FINE‽

Think Progress reports that the numbers are in and Sen. Reed’s Democratic Response Beats Bush Speech In Cable Ratings On Fox And CNN. The Defeatocrat response beat the War President™ ON FOX‽

September 17, 2007   Comments Off on Weird

Who Will Speak For The Wallabies?

Apparently skippy the bush kangaroo is tied up with politics and missed this blatant discrimination again wallabies: Wichita may ban wallabies

…The development is the latest in the adventures of Skippy, a 10-month-old wallaby who bolted last month from owner Joe Freed’s home. His escape prompted news stories and a brief, intense search. He was found 20 hours later a half-block away, where he was trying to get some bread people were tossing to ducks.

Freed said he knows of eight other people who own wallabies and contends the animals should not be a problem for the city.

“It’s not like we’re going to be … overpopulated with them,” he said.

“A lot of things are exotic to Kansas people,” he said. “I can’t have a wallaby — but I can have a teenage son?”

I don’t know, Joe, does your son have all his shots?  He doesn’t have sagging pants and listen to loud music does he?

September 17, 2007   4 Comments

What The…


The BBC is reporting that the Saudis buy Eurofighters from UK: “Saudi Arabia is to buy 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets BAE Systems, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.”

Why? The Saudis have never bothered to defend themselves, depending on others to come to their rescue. The Saudi Air Force pretty much follows the Shrubbery’s model for showing up for work. I can’t believe they have 72 princes hanging around who want to fly jet fighters. They should have spent the money on air conditioned tennis courts, something the Saudi military might use.

These things are going to show up someplace that no one is going to like to cover Monaco gambling debts.  Imagine the new Taliban air force.

September 17, 2007   12 Comments

This Is Totally Unfair (!) [part the third]

This is piling on, someone should blow a whistle or throw a flag! This time it’s General John Abizaid, USA retired, a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the longest serving Commander of Central Command. This is the fluent Arabic speaker, who was replaced by Admiral Fallon, after taking over from General Tommy Franks. He’s at the Hoover Institution; he’s supposed to be a conservative! He has more “fruit salad” on his uniform than a church picnic!

It’s those commies at Associated Press again: Abizaid: World Could Abide Nuclear Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday.

John Abizaid, the retired Army general who headed Central Command for nearly four years, said he was confident that if Iran gained nuclear arms, the United States could deter it from using them.

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September 17, 2007   5 Comments

This Is Totally Unfair (!) [part the second]

Come on, don’t these guys know anything but facts and history. What, they think just because they were right, people should listen to common sense‽

The Associated Press reports” U.N. Nuke Chief Criticizes Iran “Hype”

(AP) Invoking the war in Iraq, the chief U.N. nuclear inspector criticized talk of attacking Iran as “hype” Monday, saying such options should only be considered as a last resort and only if authorized by the U.N. Security Council.

“I would not talk about any use of force,” said Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in an indirect response to French warnings that the world had to be prepared for the possibility of war in the event that Iran obtains atomic weapons.

Saying only the U.N. Security Council could authorize the use of force, ElBaradei urged the world to remember Iraq before considering any similar action against Tehran.

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September 17, 2007   6 Comments

Constitution Day


Constitution Day, the 220th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

The first three words and the largest letters on the document make it plain that all power flows from the People. Then, the Congress is described, then the President, and finally, the Court. It is clear that this was the order of power in the minds of the men who wrote the document.

Every Presidential power may be checked by the Congress – vetoes, appointments, decisions – and the Congress may remove a President through impeachment. The President is junior to Congress by the design of the Constitution.

I took oaths to support and defend the Constitution when I entered military service, when I entered law enforcement, and when I entered teaching. I take those oaths seriously. It is past time we again had a government that took their oaths seriously.

September 17, 2007   5 Comments