Ron Paul’s “wacky” Idea; already in use

August 6, 2007

  Ron Paul recently reintroduced his Letters of Marque and Reprisal legislation that he first presented in 2001.  It may seem a little bit outside of the mainstream, but here is why you should give it a second look:

  This story is interesting to me.  Not because  I am either for or against, but simply because the mans Idea was stolen, changed, and used in a manner that I would think makes him cringe.  Ron Paul had a plan for fighting the war on terror that didn’t include U. S. Troops going to far away places and hunting down terrorists.  It was called the Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001.  He presented it to congress on 11 October 2001.

  Letters of Marque and Reprisal are authorized in the constitution and basically allow a government to authorize others to track down and kill those that are basically beyond the scope of a military application, i.e. terrorists protected by foreign governments.  For a full explanation use this link.

what piqued my interest on this bad boy is that while the letters were never authorized upon Ron Pauls request, they have been being used in a manner of speaking.  We are using private contractors in the war on terror.  Without congressional authorization, and with no letters of marque being issued.

For shame you say?  I know.  I have proof to.  George Bush has railed time and again on the war in Iraq being part of the war on terror.  There are currently estimated to be between 120,000 and 180,000 private contractors in Iraq.  How many of them are armed is not listed, but Private security contractors are generally armed in a combat zone.  These contractors are from a number of countries around the globe, including the U.S.  For lack of a better term they are mercenaries, and in many cases are authorized to perform combat roles.  oh yeah, here’s an article you just must read if this interests you at all..    http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20070718/ts_csm/acontractors_1

    That makes them extra-military forces authorized to conduct actions against terrorists forces in Iraq.  Many of their firms receive financing from the U.S. Government.

No letters of marque, but if this is any different than what Ron Paul was asking for then it’s a shade of grey difference that can not be discerned by the naked eye, or the avid mind.  To make it even better, these troops can stay even if we pull out our military.

   Doesn’t it make sense then, that this practice be legitimized and expanded by the congress?

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Ron paul goes mainstream and other news awards

August 6, 2007

Sometimes I schmooze the news, and sometimes I do awards.  Todays crop seems award worthy, so lets see what we got.

The best man for the job is a dumbass award goes to General David Petraeus.  The genral was in charge of arming the Iraqi forces between 2004 and 2005.  It is quite possible that while we scream about the Iranians arming the insurgents the truth is, we did.  If this guy can’t count beans, what the hell is he doing leading all U.S. Forces in Iraq.  Assistant dumbass awards go to the Defense Department, and the White House.  The General didn’t create the cluster f&%k, he merely presided over it.

The Wizard of Oz Award goes to Congressional Democrats who displayed their lack of heart, brains, and courage by allowing the Bush Administration to bitch slap them again on the wiretapping issue (FISA).  The people who elected the democrats are in full scream over this duplicitous behaviour by their elected officials who used the wiretapping like a civil liberties club to get themselves the majority.  This isn’t the first time Nancy, Harry, and the rest have turned their back on the voters who ensured their employment.

  The Ostrich award goes to every single elected official who has ignored the infrastructure of this country over the last 30 years.  This link takes you to a state by state map of every bridge that is either structurally deficient, or structurally obsolete in America.  About 50 in my home town alone.  Some 25% of the total number of bridges in the country.

The Big Bang Award will not be going to Rush Limbaugh and Rosie O’donnell, as I can’t pin down the facts on their alleged tryst.  We’ll have to give it to the next largest collision of heavenly bodies in existence.  This is kind of cool if you’re into cosmic astrophysics type stuff.

The Cat Banging a Cheese Grater award goes to Sinead O’connor.  She has released her new album Theology, based on god stuff.  Yeah, the Sinead that tore up the picture of the pope.  Have a listen, and let me know when you’re IQ returns to normal what you think.

The Ebony and Ivory Award almost went to Michael Vick, but it turns out prison bars aren’t made of Ivory.  this is actually a very interesting article.  Interracial marriage with pro and con looks at the issue.

The Ican haz pink armband Award goes to policemen in Thailand.  Hello kitty is finally used as it shoud be.  To shame.

The  Man This Guy Is A Pissant Award goes to that propaganda is bliss reporter Sean Penn.  He is apparently courting another whackjob Leader in Hugo Chavez, the New Fidel of Latin America.  Can’t wait to see the end result  in print.  I wonder what kind of story you see from behind the bulletproof windshield of a man beloved by all?

The I need One Home Run Award goes to Barry Bonds…just kiddin…i wouldn’t give him testicle sweat…it goes to candidate Ron Paul.  For a long time his supporters have been waiting for his mainstream chance, and when he got it he lobbed one into centerfield.  He seemed shrill, and his interview I thought went quite poorly.  He failed to deny a false allegation about the Alex Jones show, claimed the 2nd amendment needs to be changed in favor of less gun control, and recommended allowing younger citizens to opt out of social security.  He will make up the money from pulling out of Iraq he claimed.  Sorry, Ron.  You can only pay for so many things with money you save from pulling out of Iraq.  This was not the kind of powerful showing he needed, and even his pauliacs say he got a fair shake.  Unfortunately, they also think he was messianic. ( go to the video box.  There are two links to his comments)


the Ten punishments

August 6, 2007

  I was asked when I would do the second set of commandments, and yes there is a second set.  I decided first I would do the ten punishments.  Not for any particular reason, except that I like them, and verily I say unto you…shariaa law is no match for the old testament.  These were some bloodthirsty bastards of the first order.

Ten Punishments
(Let’s post these in the schoolroom!)
 

1. Exodus 22:20: He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Utterly destroyed?  Not simply destroyed folks, utterly destroyed.  I assume this involves beating them with the utter of an unleavened cow,.  (they are very anti leavened  these old testament folks.


 

2. Leviticus 24:16: And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death.

God damn it.  Again with the name in vain crap.  I’ve logged tow put me to deaths in two days apparently.  I think this one is bogus.  At least If I take his name in vain I’m aware that he exists, or at the very least lend credulity to the myth by my actions.
 

3. Exodus 31:15: Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

This seems reasonable to me.  You work on sunday you die.  No questions asked.  You deserve it for making the rest of look bad you asskissing spooge monkey.
 

4. Exodus 21:15: He that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

whoops… a lot of put to death going on.  Again I fear  some parents deserve smiting.  With hard heavy objects until they are no longer twitching.
 

5. Exodus 21:17: He that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

yep…death again.  These old testament rat bastards weren’t real creative.  Of course they didn’t have the option of dragging behind a pickup truck until maimed, or beaten with a latex sex toy until comatose.
 

6. Exodus 22:19: Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Sheep boinkers beware.  When they get done with the homo fellers in the next segment they’ll be coming for your woolie banging asses.  Here’s a tip, make sure you don’t have any wool stuck under your fingernails.  Dead giveaway.
 

7. Leviticus 20:13: If a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death.

See, here is where the christians get it wrong.  They take this to mean if a man sleeps with a man he has committed an abomination.  Not so.  what that says, is if a man sleeps with all other men (mankind) he is abominable.  In other words if Barney Frank wants to get into hell he better start butt porking a lot more people.
 

8. Leviticus 20:10: And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.

this is just stupid.  Sorry. Adultery has done more to strengthen american relationships than any other vice, and I just can’t see God wanting to force people to be monagamous.  Monogamy is like anal sex, it isn’t natural, but you can still talk a fool into it if you ask them right.
 

9. Mark 16:16: He that believeth not, shall be damned.

woohoo…not put to death.  So let me get this right..if I bang some sheepherders old lady, or his sheep for that matter, I die, but if I refuse to believe the fairy tale at all, I just get damned?  That harldy seems like a punishment at all.
 

10. Malachi 2:1-4: And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If you will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart to give glory to my name, … behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces.

Now your talking.  Screw up the bastards gardens and wipe shit on their faces.  Now thats a punishment.
 

yeah boys and girls, thats some nice religion you got there.   If I was a gal I’d be whipping out the burkha and taking my chances.


6 a.m. hateful

August 6, 2007

god I fucking hate bagpipes. Also the sound of rain hitting the air conditioner.

I’m not to fucking fond of garden gnomes either so you might wish to just leave quietly.


the ten commandments criminized

August 6, 2007

It never ceases to amaze me how few people know what the ten commandments are, and when they do know so little about what they mean.  I thought I’d try to help clarify things a bit. 

 

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

this one is easy.  I’m god.  Get over it.  Should you choose some other god i will smite you with all kinds of noxious things, and you will not like it.  If you worship booze, hangovers; sex…STD’s.  Politics…lower IQ.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Yep. still god talking, but it sure sounded like something Dick Cheney might say.  This one appears to be an early effort to destabilize the jewelry and statue industry, and was probably used against kodak in its early years.

 
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

God damn it.  I knew their would be one of them I coudn’t figure out.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

I’m a staunch advocate of this one.  Take a day off.  In fact, since god is omnipotent, and thereby held to a higher standard, I think we should toss in friday and saturday here. 

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

This one probably wasn’t thought out real well.  What if daddy touches your peepee, or mommy makes you watch while she services the gardener.  I’m just saying.  There oughtta be a little wiggle room here.

Thou shalt not kill.

This one might hurt a bit.  I have it on good authority that this tablet was chipped, and the missing portion said “my son or you will all burn in hell.”  Let’s face it, no way he meant not kill anyone.  Some people just simply need killin.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

This one is a joke right?  What if she’s like super hot and comes over naked and starts bathing your feet in olive oil?  Even god could understand how things could get out of hand.  Was he drunk?  Did this really make the top ten?

Thou shalt not steal.

What’s with the brevity?  Not only is god omnipotent, but he is a nonman of few words.   Does this mean if I test the grapes in the produce department I’m going to hell?  These things really do leave more questions than they answer.  What if I steal you know who’s diet coke in an effort to save her from a painful and degenerative death by weight loss?

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Whew…this one is pretty simple. Don’t lie about the heathen asswits living next door.  I don’t have to.  the truth is way better than anything i could cook up.  Remind me to tell you the one about the guy next door when he barged into my living room and demanded money for crack.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.

Again a self explanatory one.  Don’t want what your neighbor has.  I’m ok with all of it, but I wonder if coveting his wife’s ass is covered by the terms wife and ass?

there…you can also find an explanation of these bad boys in exodus and deuteronomy, but they’re kind of convoluted and my rendition is just as accurate.  Would I lie?

 


College republicans, just like their elders

August 6, 2007

Because today I happen to be more disgusted with the right than the left, I felt I would toss out this little tidbit.  You may have already seen it, but these fine young medically challenged republicans are the leaders of tomorrow.  they are so reminiscent of the leaders of today, and man it makes you nastolgic for the old days

I'm not going to tag this the way i probably should.  I'm going to stick to honesty on this one.

ok, i'm tired of tagging it...but i have at least a million more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFGit_tZDqs


Why Ron Paul is not a loony old man

August 6, 2007

    Which is what I heard him described as.  Interestingly enough by a political blogger I tend to respect, overlooking the fact that he supports that loony middle aged man, Mitt Romney.  You read a lot here about why I think Ron Paul is the wrong man for the job.  You also read a lot here about what a pack of moronic orangutans the pauliacs are.  You do not however read any particular disrespect for the man himself.

    The reason for that is on so many issues he is dead right.  Not the little ones…abortion, gun control,  drug legalization, and all the other little niche issues that are rolled out every few years so we can delineate between the idiot and the cow dung that we have to choose from.  On a lot of the big ones though the man is not wrong.

What kind of a hose monkey thinks we don’t need stronger borders?

Who in their right mind supports our current foreign policy agenda, and can’t find sense in a policy of non-interventionism?  Of not going to war unless congress declares war?

Who doesn’t think our government wastes way to much money?  Is it really more important to fight a war in Iraq than to rebuild an infrastructure  that is aging as quickly as the population.

Do you really support the major trade agreements currently shaping the  U.S. economic collapse?  Don’t tell me about the stock market here you dolt.  Tell me about Trade imbalance and deficits.

Further, if he didn’t couch it in terms of states rights I would wholeheartedly support this loony old man.  My problem is I don’t think the states have any more right to dictate to my daughter whether she can have an abortion or not.  It is, to all you idiots that are pro life…none of your  business.  It’s hard fr me to understand a party that is so much more concerned about the unborn than it is about the currently living.

   It is an unfortunate reality that I am not represented by the clowns on the right. or the jokers on the left.  Ron Paul is currently the only candidate that should make sense to anyone in the middle, and unfortunately he is about as electable as a drag queen.  More’s the pity. 

This is not an endorsement of Ron Paul.  I think allowing the young to opt out of Social Security is a stupid idea designed to appease his young voters.  I think a whole host of his other ideas are the wrong cure for the current problem.  What makes him better than the rest of the perfectly coiffed, properly crowned nitwits on that stage today was he at least recognizes the problems we face.