An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court on Monday formally requested an arrest warrant for Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the last five years of bloodshed in his country’s Darfur region.
Announcing the request, the prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said that Mr. Bashir “masterminded and implemented” a plan to destroy the three main ethnic groups in Darfur, the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa.
“His motives were largely political,” the prosecutor said. “His alibi was a ‘counterinsurgency. His intent was genocide.”
Y’think? I’m going to venture a guess, and say it was a lot more than just “political”.
Three men accused of plotting a series of suicide attacks on transatlantic jets that would have killed thousands have admitted they planned to set off an explosion at the Houses of Parliament.
They claim a small explosion at the Houses of Parliament in which no one would be hurt would act as a publicity stunt to draw attention to a film they were planning to make.
So, they were making plans to murder thousands of people, but that’s ok, cuz that little explosion at Parliament wouldn’t hurt anybody. Does anyone else see a major contradiction here?
Smith told Bredesen that she was “grossly disappointed” that “individuals who affiliate with the Tennessee Democratic Party have chosen to attack my role as a Human Rights Commissioner rather than deal directly with the issues in question – the qualifications of and statements made by Sen. Barack Obama and his campaign.”
“The shrill cry of ‘racism’ has been leveled against me,” she wrote, adding that her children, including a son who has a black person as his best friend, were unsettled by the situation.
Gracious sakes. She used his LEGAL middle name, so she MUST be a racist! (insert massive dripping sarcasm here) The man is not qualified, under any circumstances. His color and middle name have nothing to do with it. If he is so ashamed of his name, why doesn’t he throw THAT under the bus too!
Governor Deval Patrick took his veto pen to the state budget yesterday, striking $122.5 million in spending on lawmakers’ pet projects, while asking the Legislature for expanded power to make midyear cuts to state services if needed.
Faced with the prospect of diminished tax collections as a result of the sour economy, Patrick cut three times more from the 2009 fiscal budget than he did the previous year.
If a governor of a very lefty state can figure this out, why can’t the morons in D.C.? It’s not that complicated!
Open-border advocates operating under the guise of environmentalism are prepared to push for legislation that could result in an accelerated flow of illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and human trafficking from Mexico into Arizona, according to law enforcement experts familiar with the terrain.
The two bills, sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), would restrict federal and state law enforcement officials from patrolling an already porous border area that extends from Sonora, Mexico into Santa Cruz County, Ariz., critics charge.
However, some members of Congress and environmental activists maintain the legislation would provide for greater flexibility in enforcing the border while safeguarding natural treasures.
What a flippin’ joke! Have you seen the “environmental” disaster those pigs leave behind? Those weasels in Congress don’t give a tinkers damn about ‘national treasures’.
Between listings offering gas fitters and modelling agencies, a post reads: “Gun for Hire – $6,000. Professional. International. Discretion guaranteed”.
Another reads: “former soldier with 10 years experience in the private sector, very professional and discreet”.
A hitman called Jorge leads with: “Problems with someone? Would you like a solution? Write to me. 100% professional – we do not charge an advance”.
As drug cartels and organised crime gangs step up their tit-for-tat murders by leaving bodies and severed heads in Mexico City streets, police are taking these ads seriously.
At least 1,700 people have been killed this year in the battle between warring cartels and the raids by soldiers and federal police sent out to stop them.
And this is the sort of “culture” our feckless gubmint wants to import? Don’t we have enough problems of our own without letting it in with the open borders bunch’s blessing?
Israeli plans to build nearly 900 homes in east Jerusalem undermine the credibility of peace talks with the Palestinians, the European Union said Monday.
The 27-nation bloc said the decision last month to build new homes was illegal under international law.
“This decision serves to undermine the credibility of the ongoing diplomatic process,” the EU said in a statement.
I really have to ask: What business is it of the EU, or anyone else for that matter, where and when Israel builds anything?
Senator Obama is saying decisively that he does not support private school vouchers, while sticking with his support for incentive pay for teachers based on their students’ performance.
Mr. Obama made the remarks yesterday in a telecast speech to the American Federation of Teachers’ national convention in Chicago after the union voted overwhelmingly to endorse his presidential bid.
So, B. Hussein is still of the mind that it’s ok for you to pay taxes that support the schooling of other people’s kids, but not receive vouchers for the (basically a return of some of you own money) for your child’s education. Something seems a mite hinky here? hmmm….. Oh, I get it! If you pulled your kids out of the public school system so they could get a better education, there would be public school teachers out of a job! Wouldn’t want the unions getting their knickers in a twist, now would we. (sarcasm) Union=Communism
“The greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels can be 10 times worse than gasoline,” said Friends of the Earth spokesman Kate McMahon. “This doesn’t make sense.”
Blackburn supports a one-sentence bill (H.R. 5656) that would delete the prohibition from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The deletion would allow the U.S. Air Force to contract for alternative fuels at a time when the mission of the huge, new C-5A transports flying out of Memphis International Airport are constrained by higher jet fuel prices, she says.
Wait a minute! I thought the environazis were PUSHING biofuels? Now they don’t want ‘em? Seriously, these people need to get their act together! And just what is wrong with the Air Force having and using an alternative fuel source? It just might save MS McMahon’s sorry life some day!