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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Acting Like Spoiled Brats

Tell me this doesn't sound like a big kid telling a little kid he's going to take his toy truck away from him if he doesn't shape up:

Top Democrat Plans Advance List of Earmarks
By Jacqueline Palank, The New York Times

Washington, June 11 — A top House Democrat delivered a promise — and a threat — on Monday about the disclosure of the pet projects known as earmarks.

[Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee] warned that he would bar earmarks completely if Republicans attacked individual projects to score political points.

“If they think they can demagogue the earmarks process all year long and expect Democrats to carry the burden of passing earmarks, they’re wrong,” he said. “Then there will be no earmarks for anybody.” (link)
Behave! Or I'll take your earmarks away from you!

And this clown is in charge of our hard-earned tax dollars. Christ almighty.
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Postscript: So you know what this might mean for us here in Southwest Virginia, we'd see no more of those useless visitor centers, hiking paths, and horseback riding trails being built that nobody uses if those earmarks were eliminated.

A Lesson Learned

Remember not long ago when Congressman (and major nut job) Jim Moran (D-Northern Virginia), made a proposal to have the Guantanamo prison complex shut down and to have all the murderous thugs being warehoused there transferred to a prison here in the USA?

Remember why it was ridiculed broadly throughout the land as being an idiotic idea?

If not, read on:
Judges Say U.S. Can’t Hold Man as ‘Combatant’
By Adam Liptak, The New York Times


The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled yesterday that the president may not declare civilians in this country to be “enemy combatants” and have the military hold them indefinitely. The ruling was a stinging rejection of one of the Bush administration’s central assertions about the scope of executive authority to combat terrorism.

The ruling came in the case of Ali al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar now in military custody in Charleston, S.C., who is the only person on the American mainland known to be held as an enemy combatant. The court said the administration may charge Mr. Marri with a crime, deport him or hold him as a material witness in connection with a grand jury investigation. (link)
Learn the lesson here. If we bring all the terrorists to the USA, (to Alexandria, Jim?) they will be entitled to access to our very liberal court system. They'll soon thereafter be walking our streets. And plotting jihad once again ...