Month: June 2008

True Social Justice

Now this is the right kind of social justice. Grand jury clears Texas hero Joe Horn in the killing of two pieces of street trash.

A Texas man who shot and killed two men he believed to be burglarizing his neighbor’s home won’t be going to trial. A grand jury today failed to indict Joe Horn, a 61-year-old computer technician who lives in an affluent subdivision in Pasadena, Texas.

In the Lone Star state, where the six-gun tamed the frontier, shooting bad guys is a time-honored tradition, and Horn’s case centered on a Texas state law based on the old idea that “a man’s home is his castle.” The “castle law” gives Texans unprecedented legal authority to use deadly force in their homes, vehicles and workplaces. And no longer do they have an obligation to retreat, if possible, before they shoot.

“I understand the concerns of some in the community regarding Mr. Horn’s conduct,” Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson told reporters at the courthouse. “The use of deadly force is carefully limited in Texas law to certain circumstances. … In this case, however, the grand jury concluded that Mr. Horn use of deadly force did not rise to a criminal offense.”

It’s a rare thing that we have a reason to celebrate our justice system, but Texas got this one right. Read the whole thing if you don’t know the story of Mr. Horn and his kick-ass shotgun.

In other unexpected news from the bench, a Chattanooga Judge actually spoke words of common sense last Friday, in recommending that a crime victim “arm herself” due to Chattanooga’s increasing crime rate.

General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon said Friday that crime in Chattanooga “has become so rampant that it is no longer possible for the police department to protect our citizens.”

He told a woman who had been pulled from her car and beaten in the head that she or her mother needed to “purchase a weapon, obtain a gun permit and learn to protect yourself.” The woman moved back in with her mother after the May 4 incident on E. 17th Street.

Judge Moon said, “The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that all citizens have a right to purchase a weapon to defend themselves, their families and their homes – unless there is some disqualification that prevents them from owning a weapon.”

That’s good advice no matter where you live. The cops are there to take pictures and collect evidence. Make sure it’s the perp’s blood they’re mopping up and not yours.

Evolution Understood

In other news this evening, a Yves St. Laurent fashion designer sets the record straight.

The notion of wardrobe androgyny was the fitting theme of Yves Saint-Laurent’s men’s collection, the house that kicked off the just-ended Paris men’s shows where men’s fashion won a feminine touch.
At YSL, designer Stefano Pilati used quotations from Plato to explain why he combined female detailing with a masculine silhouette.

“The original human nature was not like the present … the sexes were not two as they are now.”

Of course by straight, I mean absolutely fab-u-lously flaming.

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Liberals Rejoice! Double Rapist and Murderer To Get Released On Bond by 4th of July

There is no measurable bottom to the depth of the diseased liberal mind:

After 22 years in prison, former death row inmate Paul House is going home now that a judge has reduced his bond to $100,000.

His mother, Joyce House, will use her Crossville home to post a property bond to bring her son home. House, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, will remain at the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs facility in Nashville for a few days, until the bond is posted.

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The U.S. Supreme Court concluded in 2006 that a jury, based upon DNA evidence that emerged years after his trial, could find reasonable doubt in the case.

That last line in the quote is an important one as it gets intentionally misrepresented by House’s rapist-loving sycophancy.  DNA evidence exonerated House of rape in the murder of Carolyn Muncey that was used as an aggravating factor in earning him the death penalty.  Hence, no rape occurred.  Semen found on her person was a result of her having sex with her husband earlier in the day.  All that means is that she wasn’t raped, not that House didn’t murder her or attempt it.

He was spotted crawling out of the wooded area where Muncey’s body was found with torn clothes, scratch marks, and bruised fists shortly after the time of the murder.

The court saying that a jury “could find reasonable doubts” does not mean that they would not still find him guilty.

The face only a failure of a mother could love.

Regardless, the mother who boasts raising this career rapist/murderer might get a chance to bring him home so he can shake a sparkler in his wheelchair as he now has multiple sclerosis.  As we all know, if you are convicted of a heinous crime you should immediately be released from prison if you are diagnosed with a disease twenty years later.

I’m very pleased that he is going home,” said Stacy Rector, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing.

Due to House’s diminished physical capacity, he should only be able to molest children in arm’s reach.  Congratulations, Ms. Rectum.  You really know how to pick a winner.

Why has no one ever interviewed the two women he raped in Utah?

The Institute For Advanced Stalking

Both See-Dub and S&L have covered yesterday’s Washington Post article on a professional stalker for the Barack Obama campaign who is doing tax-exempt opposition research on his behalf at the Institute for Advanced Study.  The Institute itself is a playground for eggheads to study whichever intellectual shiny object captures their attention.

Danielle Allen, a presumably smart chick who earned a $500,000 “genius grant” when she was 29, now spends her erudite days and nights stalking commenters on FreeRepublic.com as “research” at the Institute and cataloging their conversations about The Messiah so that she can turn their heretofore anonymous names, ages, and occupations over for print in the Washington Post:

As an Obama supporter — she had met the senator while she worked as a dean at the University of Chicago — it made her angry. And curious.

“I started thinking, ‘How does one stop it?’ ”

Why, the tax-exempt way of course!  Only in America can a “scientist” get paid to google e-mail addresses in a chain of spam to harass private citizens because they had the temerity to ask questions about a political candidate for the highest office in the land.  Chicago, “angry”, and an Obama supporter?  Did she attend Trinity United too?

Allen counted 23 freepers among those engaging in regular discussions about Obama’s religion (shock! and or horror! – ed.), and isolated a handful whom she began to suspect as having a role in the e-mail. Sifting through hundreds of postings, she began to piece together their identities.

This is textbook cyberstalking.  The focus of her campaign is to ferret out the ancestry of the e-mail that the Obamessiah is a rogue Muslim and smash these blasphemers of His True Teachings.  Nice work if you can find it.  The Institute must be very proud to add this chapter to their storied history, whether in collaboration or not with the Obama campaign, in the use of their funding as a de facto campaign contribution to focus solely on dissenting opinions against one politician and outing anonymous characters on the internet when the person responsible for the e-mail has already claimed it.

The WaPo includes the names, ages, former occupations and city/states of these dastardly people wondering aloud in a public forum about a Presidential candidate’s religious leanings.  However, the true purveyor of the e-mail asks some good questions of the Institute for Stalking’s mandate in the comments of the WaPo piece:

1. In my news conference yesterday I raised the question of Ms. Allen using a tax-exempt facility to do partisan political research when she was presumably hired to pursue more meaningful activity at the Princeton IAS. Some of the many posts on your web site raised the same topic. Is Allen’s “e-mail” project something Allen is claiming as an academic pursuit under the IAS? People would want to know. I am surprised that Mr. Mosk did not question why a tax-exempt facility is being used as a political opposition research operation, or whether Allen applied to be funded to pursue this activity.

2. Closely associated with the first question is the more critical question of how Mr. Mosk identified Ms. Allen to do a full-page article on an unknown person.

I would only have one two more questions to add to this:

1)  Have you shared any of your “research” with the Obama campaign?

2) Is this your My Barack Obama page, honey?  Because those comments about John McCain being unelectable because he has Alzheimer’s probably aren’t too nice for somebody who likes researching “smears”.

Those glasses look familiar.  That’s all I’m saying.
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Congress Must Censure Bill Delahunt

For those not masochistic enough to sit through a Genuine Soviet Show Trial, several former counsels for the administration faced a House Committee in hopes that Jerry “Go” Nadler could get the quote he was looking for.

That quote was “Bush wants to torture terrorists’ kids”.  As if strapping a bomb to them and sending them into the pizza parlor is how the terrorists got to be Father of the Year.

Regardless, David Addington and John Yoo schooled the Not-Ready-For-Primetime congressional comrades on what a real attorney looks and sounds like.

What follows is one of the most despicable comments I have heard in a hearing ever.

Via RedState

David Addington is the Vice President’s Chief of Staff. Yesterday, he testified before Congress.

During the course of the hearing, Congressman and Obama Superdelegate William Delahunt (MA-10) asked Mr. Addington about water boarding. Mr. Addington responded that he would not go into details because Al Qaeda is probably watching.

Congressman Delahunt’s response was, “I’m glad they finally have a chance to see you.”

A sitting Congressman snidely suggesting that he is glad al Qaeda is getting a good look at one of the attorneys who advised the CIA how to interrogate the people who organized the September 11th attack.

This committee effectively used a subpoena so they could advertise the face of someone they hated politically and begged the enemies of this country to get a good look at him.

The comment itself isn’t treason.  No, Delahunt’s existence is that.  This was something else.  This was a Congressman rooting for al Qaeda to kill the Vice President’s Chief of Staff in full viewing of cameras in a Congressional Hearing.

He should at the very least be censured and at the most thrown out of Congress.

Contact your representative today to let them know that Delahunt said was beyond the pale and demands censure.

The Prowler:

Delahunt claims he didn’t mean what he said. But enough other Democrats on Capitol Hill clearly understood what he had done. Sen. Charles Schumer, who bunks down with Delahunt when they are in Washington, D.C., made sure his schedule was such that he wouldn’t be in contact with Delahunt for several more days, according to a Senate leadership aide. “We don’t want any part of that guy right now. We expect he’s going to be in the middle of something pretty ugly, pretty quickly.”

Oh, now it’s going to get ugly?

Slap Fight At The So Gay Corral

Hope and Change ™ are coming and the reactionaries, long-suffering and bitter in their undeserved sense of entitlement, are none too happy about it.  Seems clearing out the deadwood in the White House is always a good idea in favor of the new guy with a fresh perspective but when it comes to a complacent newsroom we can’t change horses in midstream and need to side with local experience over some untested punk kid.

Which is where we find ourselves at this fine hour as the deadwood in question, soon-to-be former Scene editor Liz Garrigan, is getting the business end of the boot lodged and subsequently broken off in her ultraliberal ass while her apparatchiks are dealing with a mighty middlefinger in response to the idea that one of them is sparkling fresh enough to be the Ty-D-Bol Man and helm the flagging alt-weekly.  The turds of their careers make a farewell swirl around the bowl: (more…)

Some People Deserve To Die

No, I didn’t hate George Carlin that much.  Nor is it a wishlist.  I hate to get my hopes up like that.

This is about the death penalty in general as our local, occasional daily The City Paper stokes the fires of the Justice Denialists over at TCASK with all this talk of our “system being broken”.

From a detached position, you can put your designer coffee down, sit Indian-style in your drum circle and marvel at what a pious soul you are for trying to stop someone from having retribution after a grievous offense against their person or family.

But much like Scene flack Sarah Kelley, all you are really doing is banging on your bongos for the scum of the earth.   You’d rape them yourself but Obama stickers don’t pass themselves out.  Besides, that pen is good for a thousand cuts isn’t it?

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Would You Like To Play A Game?

Pigs In Space, Space, Space

Karl’s got the cartographical cooties in check over at Protein about this cool ’08 Presidential Map. I say cool because you’ll find us launching thermonuclear assaults on Greater Leftardia from that little measle on the far right somehow.

We’re about a centrist as they come. Oh, well.

Playing Internet Dork beats fumbling through Falkin’s Maze any day of the week.

Creepy

Now with 98% less creepy, homoerotic screen glare. And yes, Ally Sheedy looks like a dude there.

Your Guide to Codewords

Here’s a quick guide for you closet and not-so-closeted racists to keep when trying to explain why you think Obama is wrong for America.

Hopefully, you won’t reveal your inner true feelings by avoiding these dead-givaways.

Past:
Well-spoken
Articulate

Present:
Fairy Tale
Elitist

Future:
Inexperienced
Unqualified
Messianic
Anti-Israel
Jimmy Freakin’ Carter Clone

You’ve been called out before the first shot has been fired, so be on your guard.

Is There a Shrink in The House?

Last night, I dreamed that I was standing in a snack bar line. I let the person behind me go ahead but he declined then John Denver who was behind him, runs up to the counter in front of me.

We exchanged some heated words and it ended in a shoving match.

John Denver? Hello? I think I need help.

“Isn’t it a little late for that?”

I’d like to imagine the way that line was delivered when a CIA interrogator responded to Khalid Shaihk Mohammed’s innocuous, post 9/11, post-Afghanistan invasion offered a Rodney King-esque “can’t we all just get along?”

I’m not going to quote this piece at length from, dare I say this – The International Herald Tribune, but the whole thing is worth a read.

One of the more detail-oriented descriptions of the interrogation techniques and the story of a narcotics investigator with no terrorism background achieving success in the much-maligned US efforts to gather information from the diseased abscesses of Islam that murder innocents with joy at any opportunity.

Mohammed’s initial reaction to being captured was one of licking his chops at the thought of getting the same regular, old criminal justice treatment his nephew Ramzi Yousef, one of the 1993 WTC Bombers:

Mohammed met his captors at first with cocky defiance, telling one veteran CIA officer, a former Pakistan station chief, that he would talk only when he got to New York and was assigned a lawyer — the experience of his nephew and partner in terrorism, Ramzi Yousef, after Yousef’s arrest in 1995.

But the rules had changed…

Thankfully, the rules had changed. No Lynne Stewart for you, jerk.

Like I said, read the whole thing.

UPDATE: Having said that, GP correctly notes that the New York Times, or IHT if we’re reading overseas periodicals, certainly has different standards when it comes to putting intelligence officers at risk for retribution by naming the officer in this instance.

Valerie Plame was a desk jockey but Martinez was actually out in the field interrogating the planners of 9/11. I hope the Congressional investigations will start shortly into these traitors who claim to have agonized over this decision to intentionally putting this man at risk.

I guess he wasn’t white or blonde enough for the Times/IHT to consider important enough in protecting the security of this country.

At first read, I did not read the Editor’s note and assumed that Agency officials did not consider him in danger. Upon further review:

a lawyer representing Mr. Martinez asked that he not be named in this article, saying that the former interrogator believed that the use of his name would invade his privacy and might jeopardize his safety.

Regardless of whether he was undercover or not, the Times and IHT just printed his name in hope of putting him at risk. You can’t pound “Plame, Plame, Plame” for two years or hyping Scott McClellan’s nonsense and expect people to not question your cavalier role in jeopardizing the agent who broke down one of the 9/11 terrorist masterminds after harping about Valerie Plame who was relegated to desk duty and sending out donations to political candidates from her “undercover” front.

It’s Wimby Time

I realize that most of you don’t care, but Monday marks the beginning of Wimbledon 2008. When I think of Wimbledon, I think of all those times as a kid sitting in front of the TV watching John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg rooting against the hippie Swede.

If I’d known what a complete prick the guy was in real life I might have done otherwise. I didn’t get to see Mac when he was in town a few years ago for an exhibition, but I heard from a reliable source that, even at a small-time exhibition he was cussing up a storm in front of kids arguing line calls. It was cute at 18, not so much at 47. Check out the fine example he’s setting for the young ball-boy in the first clip below.

Stay classy, John, stay classy.




Rat Bites Man

13, 14, and 15 – Scottie. Time’s up!

You see, the point of being a rat snitch is that you actually have some information that proves what you contend:

Two senior administration officials say the White House decided not to invoke executive privilege to stop McClellan’s testimony because “there’s nothing new.”

That’s got to hurt. Not as much as when Rachel Maddow was clubbing you about the head and neck with her snakeskin double dong while Keith Olbermann’s balls were uvula deep in your mouth…but hurt nonetheless.

For the regular fact-free analysis of the AP and anyone else still covering McClellan earning his paycheck from Soros, Richard Armitage is always just a phone call away.

But don’t let that little factoid get in your narrative of “Secretive White House Didn’t Tell Rat Fink Everything”.

Rattus McClellanus

Gee Boss, I get the feeling you’re not being completely honest with me?

Damn Obamessiah Pimps

Down at Sundown in the City last night I tried to get the sad sacks at the Obamessiah pimp table to sell me an Obamessiah mask for $1. They said the price was $2 and there was “no haggling”. Even more shocking, they were selling their cheap-ass Obamessiah t-shirts for $15!

This led me to two thoughts. First, how are all the unemployed Obamessiah voters going to afford $15 for t-shirts? Last, for a bunch of people who are eager to take my income and give it away to others, they’re not very good about giving away their merchandise. Cheap bastards.

Class or Gas, No One Rides For Free

On the heels of the President’s call to lift the domestic drilling moratorium, the well-crafted Democratic response was as follows:

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, reacted quickly to the president’s remarks on Wednesday. “This week’s flip-flop on offshore oil drilling by President Bush and Senator John McCain is nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices, and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits,” Mr. Reid said in a statement.

Is that all you got – class warfare and “Big Oil”? Of course oil companies stand to profit from increased drilling. It’s what they do, you know, sell oil. But in the process something wonderful happens which is invisible to the enlightened – oil supply goes up and prices come down.

By Reid saying that, the move is a “cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices”, he is either lying or referring to the fact that there will be no immediate increase in supply.

The latter being the case I would respond that he is completly right, but since the Dems are the party of “The Children”, why do they seem so opposed to investing for the future? They sung the same tune when the personal social security accounts proposition was shot down.

Since this election is shaping up to be a Democrat and a Sandinista, it may be the energy question that turns voters out.