Executive Branch

OBAMA’S LAW

January 4 2013
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Very quietly on December 30, the President reauthorized ‘Fisa Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012′, which provides a five-year extension of Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Big Brother will watch you. Worse yet, Obama has agreed to a provision preventing the construction of any new facility for transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo…

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OBAMA’S VIGILANTE SQUAD

November 11 2012
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The U.S. Justice Department filed its opening brief on election night defending a controversial military detention provision that a trial judge in Manhattan declared unconstitutional earlier this year. The suit filed in Manhattan federal district court by a group of journalists and activists,challenges a section of the National Defense Authorization Act that DOJ lawyers said…

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OBAMA’S IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY

July 8 2012
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You don’t have be a fan or nay-sayer to Obama’s politics to want to mull over this article with some care. As it happens, I think most of the politics that Obama is being criticized for in this particular article are good politics but I agree with Ms. Strassel that to achieve these results he…

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THE DIRTY NIPS

February 10 2012
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If you will just give up reading that NY Times rag and the Cucamonga Gazette, maybe you will have time to read a real newspaper. Or, failing the latter, try the Japan Times. Let’s see what’s cooking in today’s JT. It seems that the wonder child from Kenya – he with the falsified birth certificate…

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DO PIGS FLY?

January 6 2012
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Our pusillanimous president is not even aware of the fact that he can save the Guantanamo protesters if he chose to do so. Here are the facts: Jury selection began this morning in a trial against protesters arrested inside the U.S. House of Representatives gallery this summer while demonstrating against funding for the U.S. detention…

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KILLING THEM HARSHLY WITH OUR DRONES

October 8 2011
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The following is an excerpt from an article in The Economist. Readers who want more can link here. THE killing in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki and three al-Qaeda associates by a drone on September 30th has caused far more fuss in America than previous drone attacks. The reason is that al-Awlaki and one of his…

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KILL ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE STILL DEAD – WHY WE BOMBED HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

August 29 2011
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Excerpted from The Japan Times, August 29, 2011 Article written by Hiroaki Sato. This month 66 years ago the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Back in 1995, I had attended another ICP panel discussion on Hiroshima, which was part of the exhibition “The Pacific War.” That year was the 50th anniversary of…

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Y’all Be Careful, Now.

August 10 2011
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Salmonella kills people but only now and then. 38% of people who ingest it need to be hospitalized, but is that bad? The USDA is not sure. Last year, the USDA discovered serious contamination of turnkeys in the Cargill, Inc. turkey plant in Arkansas. Accordingly, it issued the warning to Cargill – y’all be careful,…

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PUSSY-FOOTING AROUND

July 16 2011
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While Barack Obama plays around with such silly projects as trying to increase the debt ceiling, important things are happening. What this country needs, as any good Marxist would tell you, is total self-destruction. Then, from out of the ashes of the phoenix, a better country may rise up. It may have mattered to Mahatma…

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It Takes Two To Tango

June 23 2011
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A serious candidate for high office makes no campaign promises because he understands that even with the best intentions he must deal with Congress. He cannot tango alone. In 2008, Barack made an historic 510 campaign promises whereas neither George W. Shrub nor Bill Clinton exceeded 300 pre-office promises. Politifact.com says Obama has kept 24%…

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DEATH IN ABBOTTABAD

May 23 2011
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Normally, when 99% of the world disagrees with me, I find that invigorating and a sure fire indication that I am right. For once, I am not so sure. The assassination of Son of Laden, ordered by President Obama, fills my head with many doubts but proceed I must for better or worse. In the…

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A Time to Love, A Time to THINK

April 2 2011
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1917- Robert LaFollette: “Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. … If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another.” 1917 –…

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OH, THEIR ACHING BACKS

March 8 2011
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It’s not hard work and it’s not glamorous, either, but somebody has to refrain from doing it so I guess it doesn’t fall on the shoulders of overpaid judges and lawyers. O’m talkin caseload, Boy. You can get all the details you never wanted to know by visiting http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics.aspx To save you the trouble, here…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

January 3 2011
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As the tired old chestnut goes, this is the first year of the rest of your life. And, if you can enjoy it, you are a certifiable lunatic, utterly concentrated on your own good fortune and completely indifferent to the rest of the world. If you wish, I will send you a certificate suitable for…

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OBAMA JUSTICE

October 28 2010
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Some will tell you that this is all the doing of the Justice Department, headed up by Attorney General Eric Holder. But I don’t understand. Doesn’t Holder work for Obama? And whatever happened to the idea “The buck stops here”? Reprinted from the Wall Street Justice [with small omissions]. It can be hard to distinguish…

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NO NEW ANTI-POVERTY MEASURES IN OBAMA’S GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS

September 14 2010
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You can read this in conjunction with my editorial about taxing the rich as nothing much than a starter program. It is an excerpt from a fine editorial in the socialist newspaper – www.wsws.org. – to which I provide a standing link in the “Elsewhere” section on the top of the page. Poverty in America:…

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ACLU SUES OBAMA FOR ASSASSINATION PLOT

August 31 2010
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The complaint alleged that targeted assassinations by the federal government are unconstitutional. “A program that authorizes killing U.S. citizens, without judicial oversight, due process or disclosed standards is unconstitutional, unlawful and un-American,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a statement announcing the filing of the case. The group, along with the Center for Constitutional…

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A MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

August 24 2010
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From the PEW Research Center. Is Obama a Christian? A growing number of Americans say he is not. What is Obama’s religion? March 2008 Christian. 47% Muslim 12% Don’t know 36% Other answers 5% August 2010 Christian 34% Muslim 18% Don’t know 43% Other answers 4% Among conservative Republicans, 34% say Obama is Muslim. 60%…

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YOUR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE IN PEACE AND WAR

July 8 2010
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The non-partisan GAO has just released its comprehensive list of all reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications issued during the previous month, grouped according to subject categories. Any of these can be read online or, if you prefer, you can obtain hard copies free of charge. Information on how to obtain printed copies is available…

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! NAH, DON’T BOTHER.

July 6 2010
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SO FORGET MONEY

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SOMETHING FISHY IN THE STATE OF U.S./IRAN RELATIONSHIPS

May 12 2010
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Make of this what you will. The complete report, naming names and facts and figures may be found by CLICKING HERE. This report IS NOT CLASSIFIED and, like most government documents can be distributed at will. United States Government Accountability Office Washington, DC 20548 May 4, 2010 The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman The Honorable…

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AMERICAN AGENTS OF TERROR

May 11 2010
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This is an excerpt with slight editing of a letter appearing in the NY Review of Books by David Cole on April 8, 2010. “US officials strip suspects naked, deprive them of sleep for up to eleven days straight, hit them, slam them into walls, force them into painful stress positions, and waterboard them. These…

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THE MISSION OF THE CIA AND NIGHTMARES OF OBAMA

April 12 2010
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MISSION STATEMENT – The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. HISTORY OF THE CIA – President Truman recognized the need for a postwar, centralized intelligence organization. To make a fully functional intelligence office, Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947…

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OBAMA – OUR WORST NIGHTMARE?

April 7 2010
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Barack Hussein Obama has already authorized unmanned drone attacks in areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the risk of killing civilians is very high. In fact, killings have occurred, occasionally followed by apologies but sometimes not. The attacks are not even by our military forces but by the CIA, which has no authority to conduct…

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