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Archive for 30 November 2011
Once You Go Conservative Black, You Better Watch Your Back
by Ann Coulter
With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a “love child” with his mistress, Rielle Hunter?
The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing.
After the first round of baseless accusations against Cain, an endless stream of pundits rolled out the cliche — as if it were the height of originality — “This isn’t he said-she said; it’s he-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she–said.”
Au contraire: We had two “shes” and only one “said.”
IF Romney ends up as the nominee, which I pray he won’t, I will hold my nose and vote for him. It’s an OBO! But, I really hope people will NOT allow the media and talking heads choose our nominee…..AGAIN! None of the candidates are perfect, but the majority of them would do a MUCH better job than what we’ve been stuck with for the last 3 LOOOOOOONG years!
Swiped from Cmblake6′s.
If you really want to know why we have lost so many manufacturing jobs to overseas workers, just take a good look at the unions! Past time to reverse the trend! If we can!
Stop Obama’s Big Union Onslaught
What does it take to bring an airline to its knees? Uncompetitive union-negotiated labor contracts and a fundamental unwillingness to recognize that in a down economy, unions have a hard time raising wages without destroying jobs.
That was a lesson that unions refused to learn in the case of American Airlines, which yesterday announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the last large U.S. full-fare airline to seek court protection from creditors. American was forced to take that action when the airline pilots union refused to budge on its demands for massive signing bonuses and wage increases. The airline’s competitors are flying high in profits after restructuring union contracts in their own bankruptcy proceedings.
Unions also didn’t learn any lessons after taxpayers bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, and then-White House “auto-czar” Ron Bloom gave the UAW preferential treatment in the restructuring process despite their contracts being largely at fault.
And, this is a lesson that still has not penetrated the walls of the Obama White House. The President’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) want businesses to be unionized at all costs, even if it means harming both workers and the economy. They’re trying to make it happen by ramming through measures that would help expand unionization in America.
Two Republican Senators from Tennessee voted in favor of allowing President Obama to imprison US citizens indefinitely without trial on Tuesday the 29th of February. The amendment to remove the Constitutionally offensive section of the bill was proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act and voted down 38-60. The only Republicans voting for the removal of the “indefinite detainment” section of the bill were Senators Rand Paul (KY) and Mark Kirk (IL) More details of the bill and amendment itself can be found at this blog post.
“Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force…includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…Detention under the law of war without trial”
Now, what is not included is the next Section 1032:
CUSTODY PENDING DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Armed Forces of the United States shall hold a person described in paragraph (2) who is captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) in military custody pending disposition under the law of war.
(2) COVERED PERSONS.—The requirement in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person whose detention is authorized under section 1031 who is determined—
(A) to be a member of, or part of, al-Qaeda or an associated force that acts in coordination with or pursuant to the direction of al-Qaeda; and
(B) to have participated in the course of planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.
Now, here is the really important part:
APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—
(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to thee xtent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.
Not being a Constitutional scholar, by any stretch of the imagination, I can’t say for sure, but it appears to me that Sec. 1032 clarifies issues that Sec. 1031 brings up, which a whole lot of folks, including the ACLU, are having a few problems with. I guess I need to ask P/H for her expert opinion, eh?
For your reading pleasure, the whole bill is here. All 682 pages. And here is how they voted.