29 August 2009

Some people are more equal than others

Now, if any of us normal, working people neglected to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income how long would it take the IRS to throw us in jail and confiscate everything we own?

Granted, we are operating on the assumption that none of us work for the Obama administration, in which case we would get a free ride.

Apparently, that blanket of invincibility extends to powerful Democrat Congressmen as well.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income -- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.

Two stories out today here and here detail some of the financial disclosures.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Democrats who are running our country into the ground are setting up a Soviet style of government, where there are two distinct classes. There will be the bulk of us in the proletariat and then there will be the nomenklatura - people like Charlie Rangle, Team Obama, etc to whom the rules do not apply. It's already happening now - and all you have to do to see it is look at how many of Obama's Team have various legal issues that somehow or other managed to get overlooked.

27 August 2009

Bias? What bias?

Title says it all:

ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan
The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot -- particularly in light of ABC's health care special aired in prime time last June hosted at the White House

26 August 2009

This changes everything!

Ohmygosh! It turns out that American interrogators CLEARLY stepped over the line with nasty, hideous and unauthorized interrogation techniques.

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week.

CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars.
Now, if they wasted a perfectly good Cuban cigar on this piece of shit, then yep, that's pretty bad. If it was a cheap cruddy King Edward or the like, then that's ok. But I'll be damned if I think it would be worth it to waste a good Cohiba or Romeo and Julietta on some terrorist asshole.

25 August 2009

Take a peek

at my new blog.... As long as JR will have me here at the Tattler, I plan to keep on posting!!

However, not wanting to be a blog hog and wanting to branch out a bit with my photography, I've started a new blog titled My Sight Picture.

If you've liked the occasional photo I've published here, feel free to drop by and visit!!

Carry on!

24 August 2009

A little help, please

Can any of ya'll identify the big bird on the left? It's a raptor of some kind, but I don't recognize it. Some kind of falcon perhaps?? You'll note the dove on the right of the pic for size comparison....

ETA, it looks like it's a Mississippi Kite, boys and girls.

The feminization of America continues

Just to show you how far we've fallen, take a look at what counts for torture in Obamaworld:
Abd al-Nashiri, the man accused of being behind the 2000 USS Cole bombing, was hooded, handcuffed and threatened with an unloaded gun and a power drill. The unidentified interrogator also threatened al-Nashiri's mother and family, implying they would be sexually abused in front of him, according to the report.
You read that right, dear reader - threatened with an unloaded gun and drill. And then threatened his family.
Another interrogator told alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, "if anything else happens in the United States, 'We're going to kill your children,'" one veteran officer said in the report.
Oooooh. More threats.
In another instance, an interrogator choked off the carotid artery of a detainee until he started to pass out, then shook him awake. He did this three times.
Oh boy! Now we're getting serious!! Anyone who hasn't done this to their siblings growing up had a pretty dull life.
The report describes at least one mock execution, which would also violate U.S. anti-torture laws. To terrify one detainee, interrogators pretended to execute the prisoner in a nearby room.
Oh boy, next thing you know, Halloween haunted houses are going to be illegal too.

Need I remind you, my friends, that these so called atrocities (spit) are not even in the same universe as the actual atrocities committed by the scumbags our guys were interviewing. You know, actual rape rooms. Actual executions (with dull knives, caught on film). Actually using power drills on helpless captives.

The pantywaists running our government would have us believe that there is a moral equivalency between the acts committed by our side with the acts of terrorism committed by those we fight. All in a disgusting attempt to divert attention from plummeting poll numbers, raucous town halls, and a health care plan that is dying a slow, lingering death.

Hope and change my ass.