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Tangled…..indeed!

By Mike Cunningham On May 5th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

When I relax in front of the box, I normally watch pre-recorded episodes of the various series which I follow. Pre-recorded because I can then zip past all the appalling adverts which litter the airwaves, and thus enjoy what I view.

One of the shows I watch is ‘The Good Wife’, which is a legal-based drama series featuring, as the main characters, the top lawyers and associates of a Chicago Law firm.

The plots are good, the acting first-rate, and the series is what we have come to expect from American entertainment, which is quality.

But the one thing I did not expect to see is real life following one of the early plots. Seems as though Judge Mark Ciaveralla should have been watching the show as well.

 

Life surely is stranger than firction!

MEANWHILE, IN THE LAND OF THE FREE …

By Pete Moore On May 4th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Former FBI counterterrorism agent Tim Clemente states, on CNN, that “all digital communications” are being recorded and stored by the government.

(Citizens are reminded that terrorists hate them for their freedoms.)

“..Undimmed by human tears!”

By Mike Cunningham On May 3rd, 2013 at 9:25 am

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HAMID KARZAI ON THE CIA PAYROLL

By Pete Moore On April 29th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

For some reason, the CIA has been dropping off tens of millions of dollars to Karzai’s office for over a decade. The payments – cash packed in suitcases, rucksacks and plastic bags – are still being made. The New York Times reports:

For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president — courtesy of the Central Intelligence Agency.

All told, tens of millions of dollars have flowed from the C.I.A. to the office of President Hamid Karzai, according to current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.

But without government, who will make Karzai stinkingly rich?

Moreover, there is little evidence that the payments bought the influence the C.I.A. sought. Instead, some American officials said, the cash has fueled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington’s exit strategy from Afghanistan.

“The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,” one American official said, “was the United States.”

Someone thinks this is good policy – for themselves. Goodness knows the useless Karzai isn’t worth it. I can only imagine alot of cash has been channeled round to American-owned bank accounts in exotic places.

BILL MAHER: “THIS COUNTRY IS BECOMING A POLICE STATE”

By Pete Moore On April 28th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Says the man who donated $1m to Obama’s 2012 campaign. Still he makes some good points, even if they are rather obvious to a libertarian –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOUdeJqpt8s

Am I right in thinking that Maher is something of a (US) liberal/progressive? Or are his opinions more eclectic than that? I know he’s not a favourite among Republicans. He’s fawned all over Ron Paul on his show. Maybe some sense rubbed off onto him. Let’s hope he keeps moving that way instead of putting his hope and money in politicians who hate his freedoms more than any jihadist.

THERE THEY GO AGAIN

By Pete Moore On April 25th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

The White House says that it believes Damascus has used chemical weapons “on a small scale”, immediately setting those dogs of war, Lindsey Graham and John McCain, on a chase to rattle some spears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svKcAdM2kLE

Safe areas for their pet rebels .. no-fly zones .. must grab those chemical weapons .. Russia .. Iran .. blah blah. Never mind that the White House has called for credible and corroborated” facts before acting on that assessment, and that the rebels are full of the types who have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade. One intelligence assessment, one arbitrary red line, and that’s enough: more war.

The more I hear McCain, the more demented he sounds. I thought it made no difference who won the 2008 presidential election, but I’m wondering now just how catastrophic a McCain presidency would have been.

It is all true, we are doomed!

By Mike Cunningham On April 24th, 2013 at 10:56 am

So, you are a US soldier, and you are on your second tour in the ‘Stan. You have been attacked, along with your platoon, by a bunch of well-armed Taliban Muslim terrorists (alternatively fighters) in a valley. You have a good line of sight to three of the opposition, and you cuddle your fully automatic rifle, and take aim through the scope. You have a full bead one one of the bearded gunmen who are doing their level best to kill you, and are actually squeezing the trigger when a senior non-com grabs your shoulder and tells you to ‘Remove the engraved Bible references from the scope before it offends someone!’

The right of the people to be secure in their persons,

By Mike Cunningham On April 23rd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

So when was it decided that those few precious words no longer applied?

Was it here?

 

Or was it decided that, for ‘exigent reasons’ that particular Amendment no long applied?

WHITE HAT CHARGED WITH USE OF WMD

By Pete Moore On April 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

1-250d2d4573Making him the first American to clap eyes on WMD since the last UN inspector left Iraq.

There’s the complaint on the left: 1) Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, and; 2) Malicious Destruction of Property Resulting in Death. The death penalty applies. To the dismay of John McCain, Lindsey Graham and other headbangers, he isn’t treated as an “Enemy Combatant Headed for a Good Torturing in Gitmo”, or whatever the technical status is, meaning it’ll be a civil trial.

The first charge is a nonsense of course, but that’s federal prosecutors for you.

POLICE STATE USA

By Pete Moore On April 21st, 2013 at 7:56 pm

When they kick out your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

Remember those loons who warned that this can happen when you cede too many powers to the state? Here we see residents raided, forced out of their own home, at gunpoint, by shouting paramilitaries and marched up the street, hands raised in submission, in America in 2013 –

And when it was over, these goons were applauded by the locals.