Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why Eric Holder prefers civilian trials of Gitmo detainees…

Am I understanding this correctly?  If true, this makes Watergate and Monicagate seem like benign Cub Scout mental lapses.

The article below by Michelle Malkin reveals one of the most audacious conflicts of interest by our government in recent times:

Eric Holder’s law firm and ex-law firm associates now working for the Department of Justice are representing Gitmo detainees.

The very regrettable problem is that this conflict of interest doesn’t just reap dirty profits – possibly from Saudi or other pro-Muslim or far left interest groups - but more seriously, compromises our national security as well.

This is part of Obama’s incessant stream of audacity…

Read Malkin’s revelations below:

Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s National Security Cover-up

by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama’s Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to “push the administration to make its policies more open” and make it a “political competition…to see who can be more radical in their openness,” The Hill reported. So, let’s start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder’s national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in.

For more than a year, I’ve been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder’s status as former partner at prestigious law firm Covington and Burling. The company currently represents or has provided pro bono representation and sob-story media relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.

The firm wasn’t just a bit player. It led the charge contributing more than 3,000 hours on Gitmo litigation in 2007, according to The American Lawyer. At least one known Covington & Burling bigshot and fellow former Clintonite, Lanny Breuer, now works for Holder as head of the DOJ’s criminal division. Though he himself did not participate in the detainee cases, Holder’s celebrity undoubtedly boosted company-wide prestige.

How many of Holder’s former colleagues and associates are now on the DOJ payroll? How many like them who worked at other law firms or left-wing lobbying groups now inhabit DOJ offices? How many of them have been allowed to work on government terrorism cases related to their past crusading for al Qaeda-tied clients? How many have had to recuse themselves – and have those recusals been full and forthcoming? How can the public judge whether these lawyers are truly representing America’s best interests – or the jiahdis’?

GOP Sen. Charles Grassley has been trying to get answers. He has been snubbed repeatedly by the information suppressors at DOJ. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported on Friday, Holder has now acknowledged that “at least” nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department “have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.” But the tight-lipped, taxpayer-funded litigators at the agency won’t name names or cough up any relevant details.

Sen. Grassley had asked for “the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf…the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department…and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department.” Beyond two DOJ appointees whose work for jihadi defendants had already been made public, Holder gave up nothing. Zip. Zilch.

It’s not even clear that the unnamed Gitmo Nine are the end of the line. The list is not a comprehensive tally of DOJ appointees, Holder told Grassley and other GOP senators who pressed for public disclosure. Why not? What are they trying to hide? Who are they trying to spare?

Americans have a right to know whether they are subsidizing jihadi sympathizers and whether their Justice Department is now a sanctuary for human rights transnationalists and little terrorists’ helpers in the mold of Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of abetting Muslim terrorist mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman and spreading messages inciting violence on his behalf while representing him.

Americans have a right to know whether Holder – who put political interests ahead of security interests at the Clinton Justice Department in both the Marc Rich pardon scandal and the Puerto Rican FALN terrorist debacle – has made hiring decisions that provide the common defense and promote the general welfare.

Tellingly, Holder has treated the GOP’s national security concerns dismissively. He’s hoping his non-response blow-off of Sen. Grassley’s request dies on the vine. And just as he used his own past lapses in judgment during the Clinton era to argue that they made him more qualified for the job he holds now, Holder argues that the phantom jihadi lawyers on the DOJ payroll are a good thing for the country, so we should just shut up:

“A prosecutor of white-collar fraud cases may have previously represented defendants in such cases. This familiarity with and experience in the relevant area of law redounds to the government’s benefit.”

As usual, Holder puts ordinary civilian crimes on the same footing as terrorism plots and acts of war against our country. But why not let the people decide for themselves whether his staff decisions redound to their benefit? “The American people have the right to information about their government’s activities,” Holder himself said in a press release trumpeting new freedom of information rules last year. Put up or shut up, Mr. Attorney General.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Plain Spoken Lt. Col. Allen West on Islam

This political candidate is a straight talker about Islam.  He is a straight talker about America and what we need to do.  Take 10 minutes to listen. 

From his website:

We must stop with the PC non-sense and confront this enemy with courage, competence, conviction, and character. No longer can tolerance be a one way street in the US which will lead to our cultural suicide. No longer can we allow this enemy to infiltrate our financial, religious, cultural, educational, and political systems in America using our own Constitution to destroy us.

West is a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.  Here is his website.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Obama Muslim Pandering

Picture yourself as the US Director of missile technology in 1940.  President Auschwitz directs you to share your evolving missile technology with Nazi Nuclear Scientist Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker.  Of course, being the dedicated public servant you are (and in the aftermath of the Great Depression you certainly need your job) you feel compelled to comply, although you don’t like it.

Now, fast forward to 2010.  You are the Administrator of NASA.  You are directed by President B. Hussein Obama to share your missile technology with Islamic nations.  These are the nations whose “religious” ideology supported and motivated Nazi Germany to exterminate Jews, the very ideology that desires to wipe our ally Israel off the map, the ideology which considers Christians and Jews as inferior “infidels”, the ideology behind dozens of terror attacks weekly, and the ideology that creates psychotic intolerance in their culture and wishes to impose this intolerance on the rest of the world.

Do you notice any parallels? 

This is real.  Read the following news story…

NASA plans more outreach to Muslim countries

Posted by Mark Matthews on February, 16 2010 4:55 PM

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NASA chief Charlie Bolden

NASA chief Charlie Bolden

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as the White House pushes the space agency to become a tool of international diplomacy.

“In addition to the nations that most of you usually hear about when you think about the International Space Station, we now have expanded our efforts to reach out to non-traditional partners,” said Bolden, speaking to a lecture hall of young engineering students.

Specifically, he talked about connecting with countries that do not have an established space program and helping them conduct science missions. He mentioned new opportunities with Indonesia, including an educational program that examines global climate change.

“We really like Indonesia because the State Department, the Department of Education [and] other agencies in the U.S. are reaching out to Indonesia as the largest Muslim nation in the world. We would love to establish partners there,” Bolden said.

As a presidential candidate, Obama espoused a space program that invited more participation from the international community and Deputy NASA Administrator Lori Garver said recently that the next time NASA lands on the moon it would be part of an international exploration effort.

So, let me understand this.  Our President is eliminating our own space program, he has directed NASA to share our space/rocket technology with Islamic nations, and declares we are not at war with the centers of terror, while his VP expresses fear of impending attacks.  Oh but of course, they would only be “isolated” attacks.

If we could only win enough seats in November to end this insanity before 2012.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Michael and Ron Jr.: The Reagan’s Jacob and Esau

I listened to a panel discussion between Ron Reagan Jr. and Pamela Geller on the Joy Behar show.   Gaaaggh.  It was rather disgusting to listen to how Ronnie Jr. claimed to “know” his father, while at the same time his views are diametrically opposite.  I guess even Rasputin knew “great men” but he remained Rasputin.  By the way, I have no doubt that Pamela Geller knows Ronald Reagan, the President, better than his rebellious son does!  Viewing Ronnie’s performance provoked my curiosity about how he could end up so different than his dad. 

In doing a Google search about these two half-brothers I came across this sermon comparing them to Jacob and Esau.  There couldn’t be a more perfect parallel to the Jacob and Esau story of the Bible.

Michael was adopted by Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.  Later, Ron Jr. was born to President and Nancy Reagan.    Michael remained a favorite son of Ronald, just as Jacob was Rebekah’s favorite son.

Esau was the firstborn but gave his birthright to Jacob for a pot of stew.  Ron Jr. gave up his birthright when he declared his atheism to his dad at age 12.  Michael followed in his fathers’ footstep in Christianity and received many “blessings” via his embrace of his fathers conservative ideology. 

Ron Jr. is a political pundit on failing liberal MSNBC and had his own liberal talk show on now defunct Air America.  Michael has a successful talk show on his nationally-syndicated radio show, The Michael Reagan Talk Show, with over a million listeners.

Ron Jr., no doubt, has rampant jealousy toward his older half brother, just as Esau had toward Jacob.  This likely explains the very different ideological path Ron Jr. has pursued including his disdain for conservatives and their ideology.  Typical of his anti-conservative rants is this one about Rush Limbaugh.

On the other hand, you will find half-brother and favorite son Michael providing conservative commentary on FOX and a number of web sites, including  Michael promotes patriotism, Christian morality, and the value personal initiative.  Ron Jr. on the other hand promotes liberal morality (aka “amorality”), and “progressive government” which translates to an entitlement-promoting nanny state.  Like most liberals, Ron Jr. thrives on bashing personalities, while half-brother Michael prefers to discuss the issues.

The average conservative knew President Reagan far better than this counterfeit Reagan ever knew him.   I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a deep seated disdain for his father.  In his case, I doubt that the Phil Specter lyrics in tribute to his father, “To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him” applies to Ronnie Jr.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

“You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas”

There are not many things I agree with Obama about, but the above quote is one of them.  And of coarse, the Mayor of Las Vegas declares that Obama is not his friend because of Obama’s admonition.

While it is true that Obama has a paternalistic nature and chooses to run government in that mode, it is becoming more obvious that many in this nation have become so personally irresponsible that they need and welcome that paternalism.  A match made in heaven.

I can imagine a City of brothels, whose tax base is steeped in sex.  And then along comes some do-gooder who says “you don’t blow a bunch of cash in Brothelville.”  Of course the mayor of Brothelville would be upset.  The same could be said of Cocaineville or Molestville.

Already entrenched in our culture is government sponsored and heavily promoted gambling:  The Lotteries.  The whole nation is “Lotteryville.”  One negative statement from a prominent official about blowing a bunch of cash on lotteries would counteract millions of dollars in state lottery promotion.

So it’s true.  In this sense Obama is out of step with decadent America – a nation that promotes unproductive and in many instances self-destructive behaviors to raise cash to run government.

I’m glad he said (twice) what he said about Vegas.  More government officials ought to say the same thing about government run lotteries and other government schemes that prey on human weaknesses.

Monday, February 01, 2010

ABC’s Islamic Logo



Has anyone else noticed the ABC logo on the the lower right-hand corner of the picture during ABC newscasts?  Not just the static ABC circle, but the animated version.  Every 10 seconds or so, it becomes animated and morphs into what appears to be the Islamic symbol.  The bottom photo shows the last stages of the animation.  It shows up much better in the actual animation.

Check it out during the next Diane Sawyer (aka Miss Oblivious) newscast at 6:30 weekdays and see what I mean.

Question for ABC News producers:  Can’t you have an effective logo without appearing very similar to the logo of a religion that vows to kill Jews and Christians aka “Infidels” and in whose name terror is spread across the globe?  Can you imagine in 1940, if we had TV then, a logo flashing across the screen every night that looked similar to the Nazi Swastika?

Fascinating, Scottie.