Alcee Hastings’ Amendment Prevents ‘Hate Groups’ in Armed Services, But Who Determines ‘Hate’?
Representative Alcee Hastings (D, Fla.) is touting his amendment to H.R.2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 524 stipulates a “prohibition on recruitment, enlistment, or retention of persons associated or affiliated with groups or associated with hate-related violence against groups or persons of the United States government.” As Hastings congratulates himself on a job well done — you know, cuz no | Read More »
So, what haven’t you noticed lately, eh ?
Focus on only one or two things and you can turn off the lights on your way out the door. The enemy of freedom wins, hands down. Your rights, liberties, freedom, our nation and sovereignty are disappearing right in front of you, plus the world is catching fire. So of course, the majority of the people here at RS are hanging their ‘hope’, hats, coats, | Read More »
What the Iran elections tell us about Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif
The eyes of the world have been on Iran in recent weeks as the hardline Ahmedinijad regime, with the backing of the Ayatollah’s, appears on the brink of stealing a national election to keep hardline fundamentalists in power. While the world reacts in horror to the utter contempt for democratic practice, the rule of law, and basic human rights, one might wonder what, if anything, | Read More »
Pakistan’s Media Out of Touch
Pakistani journalist Nadeem Paracha, in a superbly referenced post on The Dawn Blog, takes his colleagues in the Pakistani media to task for their self-serving coddling of Islamic extremists. It is a rather stunning experience watching certain TV talk show hosts, journalists and assorted ‘experts’ continuing to find newer and more bizarre ways to stick to an obviously reactionary and, if I may, paranoid line | Read More »
It’s Not Just Bill Ayers
After the shooting at the Holocaust Museum, and the shooting of George Tiller, the Left tried to make a case both that: the offenders in each case were conservatives; and, the right’s political culture encouraged them to violence That argument has a host of problems – the Holocaust Museum shooter didn’t fit anyone’s profile of a conservative, the theory ignored criminals on the Left, etc. | Read More »
Conservatives not responsible for George Tiller’s death
It was predictable. In the aftermath of Dr. George Tiller’s murder, liberal commentators have blamed the entire pro-life movement for the actions of one man, Scott Roeder. Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman’s column appeared in the Lawrence Journal-World on June 3 with the headline “Wichita doctor’s killer didn’t act alone.” That headline was contradicted by the first two lines of Goodman’s column: “It is | Read More »
Cantor asking questions about our IMF money.
So. Last week, Representatives Cantor and Hoyer had a bit of an exchange over where the money we’re giving the International Monetary Fund is going. Cantor wants to know why we’re going to be giving countries that don’t like us at all the opportunity to take our money, and Hoyer wants to know why Cantor is ignoring the way that Hoyer is brandishing Reagan’s name | Read More »
Pakistan extends hand to India
That ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India present a serious obstacle to long-term peace and stability in the region is well known. In addition to straining relations between two nuclear powers (Pakistan and India), the dispute over Kashmir resulted in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) supporting Taliban and possibly al Qaeda militants in the region as a “strategic asset” in their struggles with India. This resulted | Read More »
RIP Private William Long
Monday, June 8th was the day Pvt. William Long was to ship out for his first duty station in Korea. Instead his journey ended at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, there buried with full military honors. He was 23 years old. He was a son and brother. He was a soldier. Last week, Pvt. Long was killed in the line of duty, in service to his | Read More »
Publius Podcast: Why Terror is no Police Problem
The latest Publius Podcast is up, folks. Have at it. Feel free to visit the Publius Forum TalkShoe page to see my past podcasts. Or see www.OutLoudOpinion.com for an aggregation of my podcasts as well as some other great podcasts for your listening pleasure. New podcasts appear approximately monthly, or whenever the mood strikes me to do one.
Ruling: Telcoms Not Liable for ‘Illegal Spying’
Looks like the anti-Bushies lost another one this week when lawsuits against telecommunications companies claiming that they assisted the Bush administration in “illegally spying on Americans” were dismissed in San Francisco. Federal district judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Congress didn’t violate the Constitution by allowing the U.S. attorney-general to “certify privately to the court that the companies had been asked to co-operate in an antiterrorism | Read More »
Obama Comments On The Little Rock Arkansas Terrorist Attack
I’m done being nice. I’ll stay respectful though…… somewhat. On Monday, 1 June 2009 at 10:15 am local time, The United States was once again the scene of an attack by what some call ‘The Religion Of Peace’. It was the first such attack on US sovereign land since September 11th 2001. It took approximately 4 hours after a fatal shooting at a Little Rock | Read More »
Obama Silent on First Terror Attack Since 9/11
Those wondering how long it would take for the first act of terrorism to be perpetrated on American soil under President Barack Obama did not have to wait long. The murder of a U.S. military recruiter by a Muslim convert in Arkansas yesterday marks the return of the war on terror to America after just four months of the new Administration’s systematic dismantling of the | Read More »
Lefty Logic Fingers Democrat Leaders with Inciting Violence
The constant hate mongering by Democrat leadership and network sycophants most likely has played a very large role in the recent killing of a soldier just out of basic training.
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Cheney Lost to Bush by David Brooks
Cheney Lost to Bush By DAVID BROOKS I always enjoy reading articles where I gain new insight. While I only agree with David Brooks 50% of the time, I always read his columns. Assuming that he has his facts right, he makes the case that there was a very serious & strong disagreement between George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Then he goes into how | Read More »