Petri dish art by Klari Reis
Wow, what a day this has been. The conservatives must’a thought it was Dec21.12 already, what with Roberts writing the Obamacare opinon and the liberal justices throwing out the Stolen Valor Act. . . read on.
USSCt Obamacare opinion Finally, the idiots at HuffPo can can their constant groaning and droning about when the USSCt will rule on Nat’l Fed. of Independent Business v. Sebelius. Here’s the Opinion. It’s 193 pages, so in contrast to the goof-balls at HuffPo, CNN, and FOX who have fallen all over themselves to tell the public what it says within 30 seconds of it coming out, I’ll take a few days and work my way through it. I’ll get back to you. The way the media has covered this whole thing forces me to change the definition of “msm” from “main stream media” to “main stream morons.” HuffPo, CNN and FOX top the list of msm’ers.
USSCt lying “heroes” opinion. What the main stream morons have almost universally ignored this morning is that the USSCt also handed down an opinion saying that a disgusting liar like Xavier Alvarez, who publicly claimed to have been awarded a Medal of Honor when he never even served his country, is protected by the 1st Amendment. IOW, speech cannot be punished merely because it is lying, even where the government has an interest in preventing that lying. Of course lying on your 1040, or lying in the witness box, or lying to that traffic cop who stopped you for running the red light are not protected by the 1st Amendment. It is interesting that in his majority opinion J. Kennedy explicitly recommends dealing with liars like Alvarez outside the judicial system. Sounds like open season on Xavier. Good luck, dude.
Playing the race card — big time. As I spouted yesterday, the Obama people are trying to spin Holder’s contempt charge as being about something other than what it is. Today HuffPo claims that the House Black Caucus is going to walk out of the House to protest the vote on Holder’s contempt. Talk about racists, man, there you have it. Holder is the country’s first Black Attorney General, he was appointed by the country’s first Black President and now the country’s Black representatives are going to circle the wagons in an attempt to turn the Obama/Holder debacle into a fight over race. The media are making a big deal that in addition to be the first Black AG, Holder is the first AG to face a contempt vote. That honor would have gone to Gonzales, the country’s first Latino AG, had the Republicans not gotten him out of there before things got this far. Maybe the Black Caucus should considered walking out of the House to protest Holder’s contempt of the House and of the American people.
Video proof that the US Defense Intelligence Agency is morons. In response to an FOIA request by IRmep Center for Policy and Law Enforcement the DIA has released a video it made after the Israeli super-spy Jonathan Pollard was convicted and sent up for life. Boy, is that one scary vid!!!Scary b/c if that vid represents the level of sophistication the US intelligence agencies operate at, we are screwed. It looks like it was made by a high school thespian club. I mean the Star Wars opening . . . c’mon. And what was the point? Why was a video required at all after Pollard was busted and sent up for life? I mean, hullllo, these are INTELLIGENCE people, didn’t they hear the news? Like, from Walter Cronkite? Wouldn’t a few staff meetings with follow-up memos be sufficient to make the point? A FOIA was necessary to get this vid b/c the vid is so embarrassing. It proves that intelligence people are not all that intelligent. BTW, lest we forget: Peres has come, and gone off with his little medal, and Pollard is still sitting in prison. Kudos to Obama. He was under intense pressure from the Israel-firsters. But it was Biden who famously said: Over my dead body. I’m sure Mossad’s ears pricked up when they heard that.