Take Action: Oppose $96 Billion Slush Fund for War

As the train wreck diminishes in its importance the media will move and so should you……..

Get Involved!  If you do not appreciate the continuous war that we have found ourselves fighting….LET SOMEONE KNOW!

This madness must end!   Please Do your part!

Do not be one of those bitching cowards that picks his bitches from the day’s headlines…….if your privacy is truly a concern….then…….

Send a message for all to see and hear!

 

Take Action: Oppose $96 Billion Slush Fund for War.

Patriot Act: The Renewal?

Since the Act was signed into being the American people have lost civil rights and liberties….and the sad thing is we know it.  We are so afraid that we allowed the government to look into all aspects of our lives for the sake of national security.

The Act is about to run its course and the Congress has tried to amend the Act with a new version called the USA Freedom Act, a cute little name that has NOTHING to do with freedom.

While most of America was laser focused on a train wreck….with more twists than a Guy Richie movie, the House took up this new act…….

In a 338-88 vote the House of Representatives today voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bill which extends the soon-to-expire provisions of the Patriot Act and offers some nominal reforms in the name of privacy.

Starting as a relatively weak reform bill from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D – VT) last year, the USA Freedom Act was further watered down, to the point that many are complaining it doesn’t really do anything meaningful in reform at this point.

Let me translate that for you…..very little has changed….you will still not have the privacy that we have come to expect living in a free country……the only saving grace is that it now must go to the Senate and there it will face some actual opposition.  Both Sens. Rand Paul (R – KY) and Ron Wyden (D – OR) promising to organize a filibuster against the bill if it does not keep Americans stuff private.

Americans fall the diversion offered them by the media working as the agent of the government and because of the fear we experience we will allow our civil rights to be stomped on yet again.

Since most Americans are not willing to get involved…..then maybe now would be a good time to shut up and learn to live without the privacy you were promised in the Constitution…….you have NOT earned them!

The Real “Zero Dark Thirty”?

Do remember where you were when you heard the news that bin Laden had been killed?

Since that day there have been numerous documentaries about the event……the Seal Team Six has become a national hero….Hollywood has made a fortune from telling and re-telling the story…..and TV has glorified the work by the CIA and others to locate and kill the world’s number one terrorist…….the long arduous hours of data collection and analysis.

But as with most everything that has been done of late was it mostly propaganda?

A lengthy new report by the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh turns the official account of Osama bin Laden’s assassination on its head. In the London Review of Books, Hersh writes that the US didn’t, as it has said, discover bin Laden’s location through couriers. Instead, top Pakistani generals knew where bin Laden was—in fact, as Hersh puts it, “bin Laden had been a prisoner of the ISI at the Abbottabad compound since 2006,” and a Pakistani official revealed the information for a large portion of a $25 million reward the US had put forward in 2001. Hersh bases his report largely on an anonymous source he describes as “a retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad.” Obama did order the Navy SEALs raid on the compound, but it didn’t happen the way the White House has said, Hersh writes.

“There was no firefight as they moved into the compound,” the source says. Bin Laden, who was an “invalid,” was simply shot. Ensuing accounts, including President Obama’s speech, provided inaccurate details. Though Obama acknowledged working with Pakistani intelligence, the account by John Brennan, now the CIA head, rejected the idea that Pakistan had any knowledge of bin Laden’s location. Hersh’s report is an “explosive” one, writes Seth Maxon at Slate, but he notes that its trustworthiness is uncertain, “since it mostly relies on the information of a single anonymous source—and because it doesn’t appear in Hersh’s usual venue for blockbuster investigative pieces, the New Yorker.” Business Insider agrees that it “should be viewed with skepticism.” Read it all here.

In case you are curious about this……here is the review from the UK…….

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden

Is this true or is it just another made up story by a nationally known journalist?  Will we ever know the truth about this event?  Are we just celebrating a lie?

What do you think?  Fact or fiction?

Patriotism Has Its Price

This country has gone “patriot” crazy……our vets deserve all the recognition they are getting…..the parades, the out pouring of gratitude and in my opinion there is not enough we are doing to say thank you….

We do not support the troops…..we pretend they are important but do not care when the Congress divides t5o save money by cutting programs for the troops or the veterans…..one can voice support but if it does not translate into action then I question the seriousness of the gesture.

Speaking of gestures……..have you seen the out pouring of support at all these athletic endeavors….kinda like what some of the NFL teams have done?

Would you like the rest of the story?

Fans who see troops honored at halftime events during NFL games may not be aware that a lot of the time, their tax dollars are paying for the tribute to the military. According to an NJ.com investigation, the Pentagon has paid a total of $5.4 million to 14 NFL teams since 2011 for events like the New York Jets’ “Hometown Heroes” tribute to members of the New Jersey Army National Guard. Most of the paid-for tributes involved the National Guard, and while not every NFL event saluting the troops is part of a promotion, some lawmakers say having teams compensated for patriotic events seems distasteful, Scout.com reports.

“Those of us go to sporting events and see them honoring the heroes,” Sen. Jeff Flake tells NJ.com. “You get a good feeling in your heart. Then to find out they’re doing it because they’re compensated for it, it leaves you underwhelmed. It seems a little unseemly.” The public “believes they’re doing it as a public service or a sense of patriotism,” Flake says. “It leaves a bad taste in your mouth.” A Jets spokesman tells the New York Daily News that the team has “consistently supported all five branches of the US armed forces” separately from the Guard sponsorship, and that it recently donated $1 million to a foundation that builds homes for injured service members.

Disgraceful!  A league full of millionaires and we have to pay them to show some respect?

Don’t know about you….but these douche bags can kiss my ass!

To My Friends In The Tea Party

I know you think that you will make a better country with your ideas……personally I think you are nutz!

What started as an alternative to the 2 parties has since been hijacked by the batcrap crazies….more humorous than thought provoking.

 

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Dems launch effort to demilitarize police | TheHill

My news dump continues…..hopefully some will find it useful……I shall return to original posts a little later……

Do you remember the protests in Ferguson, Missouri?  All the military hardware that the PD had at its disposal?  Then later in Baltimore…..all the nifty military stuff the police were using to try and control the situation?

After all that the media started reporting just how much military hardware was available for PDs even to college campus police…..it is a scandal at what these people are getting to use against the population.

The debate has been that something needs to be done….well sports fans the Dems are trying to do just that…..

 

Dems launch effort to demilitarize police | TheHill.

Balls To (Sen.) Cotton!

On any normal news day what would you think would be a bigger story?  1) Iranian nuke deal bill clears Senate or 2) the amount of air in  a football or it could be a story about the UK’s labor leader, Balls……….I will pause here for you to consider the two choices……..(insert music from Jeopardy here)………

You are right!  Of course the air in footballs takes precedent over any other news of the day.  But while you were totally consumed by the amount of air in Brady’s balls….the world may have become a bit more safe.

The Senate bill was voted on yesterday…….it was approved 98-1……..

In a 98-1 vote, the Senate has passed a bill which will give them veto power over the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. The lone “no” vote was from ultrahawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R – AR), who was angry his amendments weren’t approved.

Senate hawks are expressing hope that even this watered down bill will effectively do that anyhow, saying they believe that Congress would not approve the deal as presently written, and will insist on “improvements” that will themselves almost certainly be unacceptable to the rest of the nations involved.

The lone dissenting vote was naturally the mouthy freshman senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton….he voted against it because none of his outrageous amendments made it into the bill…..acting like a kid on the playground that will not get his way so he stomps off and refuses to play any more (we should be so lucky)…….But wait there is more!

Sen. Cotton in his rush to squash the Iranian nuke deal has sided with an Iranian “terrorist” group named…………Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), a front group for the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK or MKO).

An interesting sounding group right that pretends to be the “democratic” voice of Iran in search of regime change……but a closer look at the history of the MEK……..

The MEK, which has worked hard – and spent a lot of money — to gain respectability in Washington since its armed units surrendered to U.S. forces in Iraq in 2003, is believed to have been responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran between 1973 and 1976. Exiled following a power struggle in the early years of the Islamic Republic, the group fought alongside Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq war. Following a lengthy lobbying and legal campaign that included the payment of substantial honoraria to prominent U.S. politicians and retired national-security officials, the MEK was removed from the State Department’s terrorism list in 2012.

“It appears that Cotton, who has quickly displaced Lindsey Graham as the Senate’s most hawkish member, has decided that it is necessary – perhaps even politically desirable – to make common cause with a group that has committed serious human rights abuses, allied itself for some two decades with Saddam Hussein, and carried out terrorist acts, including against U.S. citizens and servicemen – all in the interests of sabotaging an Iran nuclear agreement.”  (quoted from Lobelog)

In his desire, Cotton, to crap on any chance of a peaceful conclusion of the Iranian nuke situation…..he will chum up with ‘terrorist’ who had , in the past, killed Americans and more recently fought US troops in Iraq just to make his handlers happy…….

Is this someone you want speaking for you?  Seriously!  Is this a person who has the best interests of the country at heart or an opportunistic twat?

I now return you to the mind numbing saga of the grip on Brady’s balls.