In Response to Charles Krauthammer
Krauthammer’s article: Drones Usage Comes With Questions, Vague Answers I like Charles Krauthammer. In fact, I think he’s brilliant – but he’s wrong on this topic. First, he talks about Awlaki, who was a US citizen specifically targeted by the White House for assassination via drone strike. Now, whether you think the President was justified in that or not, what would you say to the | Read More »
GITMO and Prisoner’s of the Womb.
At the bottom of this post is a reference from the Hipster Libertarian blog by Bonnie Kristian which this post gets its inspiration. Libertarians bug me sometimes. Especially when the cost of war, such as the operation of GITMO, that should not be closed, are expressed in monetary terms. I look at it this way, if the government just did its Constitutional function rather than | Read More »
Tech at Night: FTC slays the Myspace Beast; Obama planning rule by decree on Cybersecurity
It is done! Privacy is saved in America? The huge looming threat of Myspace has been defeated by FTC! Don’t you feel so much safer now that the dynamic, active regulators of the Obama administration have clamped down on a competitor of Facebook?
Shame on me. Remember when I went with the claim that Anonymous took down GoDaddy? Well, It may have been an opportunistic claim.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Cybersecurity Act
, Dan Coats
, Facial Recognition
, Ron Wyden
, Tech at Night
, Universal Access
Rand Paul’s welcome Fourth Amendment dronings in plain sight
Sen. Paul (R-KY) introduces needed bill to limit use of unmanned military planes by domestic law enforcement The constitutionally informed should have no problem when the Commander-in-Chief commands those for whom he is chief to kill Bin Ladens in Pakistan with Navy Seals on the ground or even American citizen al-Harethis levying war against their own country in Yemen with un-manned drone aircraft. The President has broad, | Read More »
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered
Flawed as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry’s hunger to debate the man he called “the smooth politician in the White House right now,” will have to wait now until, maybe never. What a showdown it might have been. On the topic of border security, Barack Obama would have fired blanks. The barrel of Perry’s Kimber 1911 would still be smoking after contesting Obama’s March 2011 | Read More »
Liberal Drone Attacks on America are Unconstitutional
Ron Paul and the far left of the liberal blogosphere are constantly criticizing the drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan as unconstitutional. In their involvement of the drones overseas, they overlook an entire fleet of liberal drones operating right here on our shores. Although there are several different models and makes of the liberal drone, the most popular and most commonly spotted models are those | Read More »
Whose side is Sharif on?
Nicholas Schmidle asks, Can the U.S. really trust Nawaz Sharif?. Looking at Sharif’s past – a messy mix of political strongarming and kowtowing to radical Islamists – and his recent return to the political scene, Schmidle wonders whether or not American politicians are playing with fire by giving Sharif so much attention. But as much as Sharif has been playing coy with the U.S. lately, | Read More »
The curious incident of the antiwar movement in the night-time.
Whipped ones, in fact, as Environmental Republican demonstrates (via Glenn Reynolds). You see, he went looking for the Usual Antiwar Suspects’ outrage at the drone strikes in Pakistan, and discovered… well, that apparently it wasn’t really worth noting at all, really. His conclusion? So what con we surmise from this little investigation? How about the left-wing of this country is populated with hypocritical ideologues who | Read More »