2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Baylon #8

Yes, Irene they are still talking and they are still showing the world they have NO grasp on reality……….edition 8 comes to life…..I wish that I could write that anal, moronic and ignorant statements have fallen by the wayside….I wish I could….but sorry NO such luck……#1 I did an entire post on it…but damn!  It was too anal to NOT include it in B3……..

1–I would like to begin this edition with something that is at the forefront of politics, at least for this month….income equality…..we have heard all the people talking about how hard it is to live on minimum wage……and we have heard all the people that oppose any increase in that wage……but I thought I had heard it all….that is until I read what this pee brain had to say……..

Democrat James Moran of Virginia says he and his fellow representatives in Congress are in dire need of a raise. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran tells Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.” Moran noted that some members live out of their offices to avoid DC’s steep prices, even on salaries of $174,000.

“Our pay has been frozen for three years and we’re planning on freezing it a fourth year,” he says. “A lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington.” He plans to introduce an amendment to remedy the problem, reports the Washington Post, but acknowledges it doesn’t have much of a chance.

Let see….they cannot exist on their pay…..but minimum wage earners can?

Wait!  You only work 126 days a year and you think you need a raise?  Do what you are always telling the working poor….get a 2nd job…..

What a pretentious ass!

2–The Heritage Foundation, a once “respected” conservative think tank has now become a think tank of the Looney Right crows…….as illustrated by its leader, Jim DeMint……..

Heritage Foundation head Jim DeMint appeared on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe of Truth In Action Ministries last week, where he insisted that “no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.”

DeMint, a former US senator from South Carolina, told Newcombe that “the conscience of the American people” and not the federal government was responsible for the end of slavery.

In the interview, DeMint seemed to confuse the US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence and implied that William Wilberforce, a British politician who died almost thirty years before the Civil War, did more to end American slavery than the federal government.

This ius what is happening to the Right….they let MORONS do their thinking…….I lose all respect for anyone that does not know history especially those in position to influence others……

3–Then we have these religious dipshits that are just too stupid for words…..one Klingenschmitt is just one of these religious morons……..

On his “Pray In Jesus Name” program today, “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt quizzed his viewers on when life begins.

Does it begin, he asked, when a heartbeat can be detected? Or perhaps somewhere around 22-24 weeks when a fetus is able to survive outside of the womb? Or maybe it begins at the moment of conception?

But it was a trick question, Klingenschmitt revealed, and all of those answers were wrong because life actually begins before conception “in the mind and heart of God”:

People like this toad makes me think a resurgence of the ignorance of the Dark Ages is making a return.

4–This is not necessarily an anal statement……but Rupert Murdoch speaks truth……..

Responding to a question over whether he believes Fox News’ radicalizing effect on the GOP has ultimately harmed America’s leading right-wing political party, Murdoch pushed back, saying, “I think it has absolutely saved it.”

“It has certainly given voice and hope to people who didn’t like all that liberal championing thrown at them on CNN,” Murdoch continued.

Yet old habits die hard. In the very same answer, Murdoch contests the interviewer’s implication that Fox News has been a champion of the Tea Party movement. “By the way, we don’t promote the Tea Party,” Murdoch said. “That’s bullshit. We recognize their existence.”

He has done more than anyone to re-brand the failing GOP…….

5–Once again there is a religious dude that has all the answers and they are in the Bible………

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the GOP politician and gay exorcist who believes that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a demonic plot to make Christians “starve to death” and “participate in sodomy,” yesterday pointed to 2011 OPM guidelines on transgender personnel as proof that “Obama has now gone to full perversion as a matter of policy.”

6–Some say the Bible is our divine guidance…..but this guy takes it a bit too far for my liking…………..

David Barton, an influential conservative activist who helped write the Republican Party’s 2012 platform, argues that the Bible opposes the minimum wage, unions and collective bargaining, estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and progressive taxation in general.

I am still waiting for the book and chapter references so that I may see these for myself………and just like in Casablanca….I wait….and wait…..and wait.

7–There are so many assholes but this guy is one of the biggest………an asshole from the American Family Association…….

Bryan Fischer is more than just a bigot. He can be offensive on many conservative topics, including income inequality. After discussing that the top 1% pay 30% of all federal taxes, Fischer told listeners that the poor ought to kiss the ground that the rich walk on:

the poor and middle class families in this country “ought to be kissing the ground on which [the rich] walk” because it is the top 1% that is paying for EBT cards and food stamps and federal housing.

The rich, Fischer asserted “ought to be given ticker tape parades once a week in all of our major cities to thank them for funding welfare for everybody”

Whatcha think?

So ends edition #8….onto #9……….

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An Economist’s Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy by David R. Henderson — Antiwar.com

With all the talk on the tellie about what we should or shouldn’t do as far as foreign policy is concerned I thought my readers might like this take on the subject….

 

An Economist’s Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy by David R. Henderson — Antiwar.com.

A Vacay To Die For?

We all work lonbg hours and many days without ens or so it seems and we look forward to that magical time we call “vacation”……we pack up our stuff and head out for a grand time…..the mountains, the Riviera, Tuscany or Japan or…..well you have an ideal spot where4 you wish to get away from the grind of daily life…… and now for the meat of this post……

Some people have a disturbing idea of what a vacation should be……..

North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, state media reported today. The official Korean Central News Agency identified the man as Miller Matthew Todd—possibly putting his surname first—and said he entered the country on April 10 with a tourist visa, but tore it up and shouted that he wanted to seek asylum. The brief report said he chose the North “as a shelter.”

It said he was detained for “gross violation” of North Korea’s legal order and was being investigated. It gave no further details. In a statement issued yesterday, New Jersey-based Uri Tours, which identified the man as Matthew Miller, said it has “been working closely and continuously with all relevant government and diplomatic entities to resolve this matter in a speedy and favorable manner.”

North Korea?  Really?  Personally I think a vacation in Aleppo, Syria would be more interesting.  What type of sick person wakes up one morning and sez….”Golly I think North Korea would be a hoot for vacation?

Either this person needs a good psychological analysis or he is working for the CIA.

But wait!  There is more!  There is a company, Uri Tours, that actually books tourist for North Korea…….think about that for a minute.

Sorry, it baffles me that anyone in their right mind would consider North Korea the ideal vacation spot.

What say you?

The 1st Patriot Act

College of Political Knowledge

Subject:  American History

The Patriot Act….now there is a term that will send most normal Americans into a frenzy…….to some it is a violation of the trust that we gave to our government and to others it is a useful tool in fighting global terrorism…….which are you?  (no need to answer…it was rhetorical).

But for those that know the term but little else let me refresh the memories of my readers…….The Patriot Act……

The USA PATRIOT Act (officially the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate
Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act) was quickly developed as anti-terrorism legislation in response to the September 11 2001 attacks. The large and complex law received little Congressional oversight and debate and was signed into law by President Bush Oct. 26 2001.

PATRIOT gives sweeping search and surveillance to domestic law enforcement and foreign intelligence agencies and eliminates checks and balances that previously gave courts the opportunity to ensure that those powers were not abused. PATRIOT and follow-up legislation now in development threaten the basic rights of millions of Americans.

Do I have your attention now?

But before that act came COINTELPRO………now there is a blast from the past……I know what the Hell is that?

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert and illegal projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception; however the formal COINTELPRO operations took place between 1956 and 1971.   The FBI motivation at the time was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.” Targets included groups suspected of being subversive, such as communist and socialist organizations; people suspected of building a “coalition of militant black nationalist groups” ranging from the Black Panther Party and Republic of New Africa, to “those in the non-violent civil rights movement,” such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), and other civil rights groups; “White Hate Groups” including the Ku Klux Klan and National States Rights Party; a broad range of organizations lumped together under the title “New Left” groups, including Students for a Democratic Society, the National Lawyers Guild, the Weathermen, almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, and even individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation; and a special project seeking to undermine nationalist groups such as those “Seeking Independence for Puerto Rico.”   The directives governing COINTELPRO were issued by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered FBI agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of these movements and their leaders.

Smirk if you will…those were NOT the first attempts by the government on control of the population…….ever hear of the Alien and Sedition Acts?

No protesting the government? No immigrants allowed in? No freedom of the press. Lawmakers jailed? Is this the story of the Soviet Union during the Cold War?

No. It describes the United States in 1798 after the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts.

The strong steps that Adams took in response to the French foreign threat also included severe repression of domestic protest. A series of laws known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams. These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote. Previously a new immigrant would have to reside in the United States for five years before becoming eligible to vote, but a new law raised this to 14 years.

Clearly, the Federalists saw foreigners as a deep threat to American security. As one Federalist in Congress declared, there was no need to “invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquillity.” Not coincidentally, non-English ethnic groups had been among the core supporters of the Democratic-Republicans in 1796.

The most controversial of the new laws permitting strong government control over individual actions was the Sedition Act. In essence, this Act prohibited public opposition to the government. Fines and imprisonment could be used against those who “write, print, utter, or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing” against the government.

Under the terms of this law over 20 Republican newspaper editors were arrested and some were imprisoned. The most dramatic victim of the law was Representative Matthew Lyon of Vermont. His letter that criticized President Adams’ “unbounded thirst for ridiculous pomp, foolish adulation, and self avarice” caused him to be imprisoned. While Federalists sent Lyon to prison for his opinions, his constituents reelected him to Congress even from his jail cell.

The Sedition Act clearly violated individual protections under the first amendment of the Constitution; however, the practice of “judicial review,” whereby the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of laws was not yet well developed. Furthermore, the justices were all strong Federalists. As a result, Madison and Jefferson directed their opposition to the new laws to state legislatures. The Virginia and Kentucky legislatures passed resolutions declaring the federal laws invalid within their states. The bold challenge to the federal government offered by this strong states’ rights position seemed to point toward imminent armed conflict within the United States.

Enormous changes had occurred in the explosive decade of the 1790s. Federalists in government now viewed the persistence of their party as the equivalent of the survival of the republic. This led them to enact and enforce harsh laws. Madison, who had been the chief architect of a strong central government in the Constitution, now was wary of national authority. He actually helped the Kentucky legislature to reject federal law. By placing states rights above those of the federal government, Kentucky and Virginia had established a precedent that would be used to justify the secession of southern states in the Civil War.

(thanx to ushistory.org for the breakdown above)

There you have it….our very first Patriot Act……..

The violation of anyone’s civil rights is NEVER in the interest of the nation….no matter how they try to spin it….it is just the government taking over control of our lives…..some have been warning of this for a long time…..just few were listening.