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Following Orders

Sudhan @12:22 CET

By Mark A. Goldman | Information Clearing House, 12/02/08

If I have my facts straight, Hitler killed only one person in his lifetime: himself. All the other atrocities that are attributed to him were carried out by people who were only following orders.

If it is true that the war in Iraq is illegal, as I and others believe it is—including the Secretary General of the United Nations—then all the deaths and atrocities that have occurred to date, inflicted by our coalition forces, are the acts of individuals who, knowingly or unknowingly, with good intentions or not, have been willing to break the law in order to follow the orders of superiors.

Each member of the US military took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Each also took a pledge to follow the legal orders of the Commander in Chief. Under the Constitution, no soldier is required to follow an illegal order. But that’s what many Americans have been doing now for quite some time. And this is not confined to our military personnel, but also to members of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA (the folks who have been carrying out those illegal wire taps), outsourced contractors, the media, and perhaps most egregious of all— elected members of Congress, who for all intents and purposes, put their conscience and oversight responsibilities on hold as they get their marching orders from the Oval Office or from party leaders.

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Bu$h calls Noose Displays “Deeply Offensive”

by Geezer Power …9:42 pm


WASHINGTON (AP) Feb. 12. 2008

President Bush said Tuesday that recent displays of nooses are disturbing and indicate that some Americans may be losing sight of the suffering that blacks have endured across the nation.

“The era of rampant lynching is a shameful chapter in American history,” Bush said at a black history month event at the White House, which began with serious comments about prejudice and ended with music performed by The Temptations.

“The noose is not a symbol of prairie justice, but of gross injustice,” the president said. “Displaying one is not a harmless prank. Lynching is not a word to be mentioned in jest.”

As a civil society, Americans should agree that noose displays and lynching jokes are “deeply offensive,” Bush said. “They are wrong,” the president said, referring to such displays and jokes. “And they have no place in America today.”

George Duhbya Bu$h praised the Iraqis for giving fair trial.

Well, the thing that Bu$h is not talking about is the burning cross, which is the real symbol of racial inequality, and is associated with the KKK, an offshoot of the illuminate.

The Noose always has been a sore subject in my book, but has played a big part in bringing justice in the old West. It has not so much been a symbol of prejudice, as it has been for public display of the execution of notorious criminals of every color and stripe. Especially useful for doing away with criminal leaders who have done crimes against humanity.

Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator who spent his last years in captivity after his ruthless regime was toppled by the U.S.-led coalition in 2003, was hanged before dawn for crimes committed in a brutal crackdown during his reign.

So George Duhhbya Bu$h, probably, is offended by the sight of the noose, which has been used more than a few times to hang unpopular leaders in history, because it represents justice in a world where nothing else will work.

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By- Suzie-Q @ 8:30 PM MST

Kissinger skeptical of blogs

Last night, conservatives gathered at the Four Seasons in New York City for a Power Line event to honor Norman Podhoretz with a book award. Guests included Bill Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz, who arrived with his infamous love interest Shaha Riza. Henry Kissinger also gave a speech:

As Mr. Kissinger said in his remarks, “I don’t know what a blog is. I don’t know how to find a blog.” His computer, he said, is used to read newspapers. […]

Mr. Kissinger said he was skeptical about the digitalization of media, for if his words and sentences “get shortened for cyberspace, there is no telling what will come out.”

As The New York Times notes, Kissinger should be worried about more than just the digital media getting his words wrong.

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Evening Jukebox… Proud Mary

By- Suzie-Q @ 8:15 PM MST

Beyonce And Tina Turner- Proud Mary–Grammy Awards 2008

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McCain’s Double Talk Express…

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:00 PM MST

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Write A Caption For “Huck”…

By- Suzie-Q @ 10:00 AM MST

H/T to Ned Raggett

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Now this is a REAL guitar player… the greatest everah!! 🙂

Slash – Solo– Sweet Child O’ Mine

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Bob Ney aka Inmate #28882-016…

By- Suzie-Q @ 8:00 AM MST

Ney Due to Be Released in August

How time flies.

At the end of this month, exactly one year after he entered prison, ex-Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), so far the only congressman to go to jail for taking bribes from Jack Abramoff, will move to a halfway house, Roll Call first reported (sub. req.) this morning. And then, because of good behavior, he’s due to be released in August, shaving approximately 13 months off his 30-month sentence.

A key issue in Ney’s sentencing was that he was a “functional alcoholic,” who would sometimes crack open his first beer as early as 7:30 AM. Ney’s lawyer tells The Columbus Dispatch that Ney, aka Inmate #28882-016, has been involved in an alcohol treatment program at the minimum security prison, and he’s doing “pretty well.”

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