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Friday, January 27, 2012

Unlawful Detention of American Citizens?

I can't believe we're even debating the issue.  This being the United States of America.  But there it is.  Efforts continue in Congress to give the president the authority to indefinitely detain American citizens accused - or suspected - of being enemies of the state.  Detained without trial.  Habeas corpus be damned.

(Most everyone cheered when Obama killed those two American citizens in Yemen back in September because the president and his buddies in the news media told us both needed to die for their transgressions - the details of which we were never provided.  Revisions to the National Defense Authorization Act are but an extension of that policy.)

Well, here in Virginia an effort is moving forward to exempt the Commonwealth and its citizens from engaging in such an unconstitutional activity:
HB 1160: Will Virginia Lead the Way Against Indefinite Detention of her Citizens?
Abingdon/Bristol, SW Virginia Tea Party

It’s short, sweet and one paragraph long. And it asserts that US citizens stand safe under the protection of Article 1 of the US and Virginia Constitutions. Safe from our government.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency of the Commonwealth as defined in 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, political subdivision of the Commonwealth as defined in 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, employee of either acting in his official capacity, or any member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force, when such a member is serving in the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state duty, may engage in any activity that aids an agency of or the armed forces of the United States in the execution of 50 U.S.C. 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-18, 1021) in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States in violation of Article I, Section 8 or 11 of the Constitution of Virginia.

Delegate Bob Marshall’s bill (R, Mannasas) simply reinstates what we as a free people are guaranteed twice, under both the US and Virginia Constitutions.

On Wednesday, January 25th, a House Courts of Justice Sub-Committee voted 6-3 in favor of passage.

SWVA Republican Greg Habeeb voted in favor (8th District /Counties of Craig, Montgomery (part), and Roanoke (part); City of Salem). So did Joe Johnson, Democrat (Counties of Dickenson, Russell (part), Washington (part), and Wise (part).

The committee vote:

YEAS–Iaquinto, Kilgore, Habeeb, Farrell, Minchew, Johnson–6.
NAYS–Loupassi, Toscano, McClellan–3.
Here's to Delegates Bob Marshall (as sponsor) and Southwest Virginia's Joe Johnson and Greg Habeeb for being there for us. And for protecting that Constitution that so many politicians in Washington - Republican and Democrat alike - have limited regard for.

The fight for freedom is far from won.  But we continue to pursue that greater good.

When Prediction Gets Out Ahead Of Science

As contrarians like me have been asking for years: We're going to alter our way of life on this planet - in a breathtakingly sweeping way - because of results obtained in computer models and on (educated or otherwise) prognostications?

Scientists - scientists - have - to their shame - said YES.

Well, some anyway.

But not all.

There is now - finally - a growing number who say NO:
No Need to Panic About Global Warming
There's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy.
Wall Street Journal

A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have to consider what, if anything, to do about "global warming." Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed.

In September, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever, a supporter of President Obama in the last election, publicly resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) with a letter that begins: "I did not renew [my membership] because I cannot live with the [APS policy] statement: 'The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth's physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.' In the APS it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?"

In spite of a multidecade international campaign to enforce the message that increasing amounts of the "pollutant" carbon dioxide will destroy civilization, large numbers of scientists, many very prominent, share the opinions of Dr. Giaever. And the number of scientific "heretics" is growing with each passing year. The reason is a collection of stubborn scientific facts. [link]
It would do everyone well to read that "collection of stubborn facts." The most prominent of which is this: The planet is no longer warming.

Make no mistake, science will some day overtake the wild, unsubstantiated conjecture that passes for global warming theory.  It won't be soon.  But eventually.  Inevitably.

It was a mistake by many, a hoax perpetrated - and perpetuated - by others.

Global warming will die.  And science will be the better for it when it does.

The Ends Justify The Means

It's the message that's the important thing.  Not the fact that we had to make stuff up in order to make the point:

A fear-inducing advertisement, posted around New York City, warning that too much sugary soda will give you diabetes and cause you to lose limbs has come under scrutiny because the amputee in the poster lost his leg due to Photoshop, not diabetes.

For the love of God.

* As you might guess, Michael "Goebbels" Bloomberg is behind this.

With Shades of Al Gore

Hilarious:

Perfect… Obama Leaves Event Promoting Clean Energy in Motorcade of 22 Gas Hogs

Despicable.

But hilarious.

You Can Believe Obama Or ...

... you can accept the truth.

He wanted you to believe the other night in his State of the Union address that his administration was making great strides in pioneering new technologies that will eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels.

In truth?  He's flushing our hard-earned income down the rat hole.  And enriching hios donor friends in the process.

Two headlines in today's news say it all:

Electric-Car Firm That Received Biden Visit and $118M in Stimulus Funds Files for Bankruptcy

Stimulus-Backed ‘Green’ Bankruptcy of the Week: Ener1

Millions wasted. Hundreds of millions more yet to be announced.

And Obama wants you to believe his giving your money to his "green" pals is a resounding success.

Decide for yourself.  Before November.