Daily Archives: May 4, 2010

Ernie Harwell died

R.I.P.  I grew up listening to him call the Detroit Tigers games in the 60s and 70s.  Nowadays, people watch baseball on high-def satellite T.V.   We listened to crackling a.m. radios while we played spin the dial (actually hit the spinner with your finger) baseball games and ate rice krispy treats.  I actually cared what the count was, who was at bat, and who was warming up in the bull pen.  Ernie could do that to you.   I did not know that I was listening to a legend back then, but in the intervening years I finally caught on.  Even after I lost my love of baseball during the strike of 19994, I never lost my admiration for your voice.  I’ll miss you Ernie. “The Tigers win it!”  

Offend a feminist week

The Classic Liberal got me thinking about my first brush with feminism was when I was in high school, circa 1974 ish.  I was preparing to step onto the school bus, but noticed a girl behind me also waiting.  I stopped, slightly bowed (ala Obama to the local dictator thug) and said “After you.”  

She nearly bit my head off.  I don’t recall the exact words, but I remember the venom in her voice.  Something to the effect of, “You male chauvinist pig!   I don’t need you to let me go first!”  

Day-yamn.  My fragile mail ego was bruised, even though I was an Alpha Male and she was a non-entity  (Hey, I can’t help it that it was a small school and I was a jock and she was neither good-looking nor sexy).  I did what any guy would have done under the circumstances.  I got on before her and ignored her.  But her actions seared into my brain.  I never again gave a shit what any so-called feminist thought, said or did.  And I looked for every instance to piss them off.  [Real women, such as my wife and daughter, I'd walk through fire for them.] 

Dress nicely while you clean the house!

I had wonderful, lovely, intelligent, learned girl cousins who were militant womens’ libbers in the late 70s and early 80s.  I argued with them, loved them, and ignored their idiotic views.  They slowly moderated their views, sort of like a new convert to Christianity slowly loses her wild-eyed new-found fundamentalism.  They are normal now. Still feminist. Still eating tofu and keeping their maiden names, blah blah blah. But I still love them.  Michelle, Liz, Bridget and Rebecca, you know I love you.  It’s those other insufferable womens’ libbers that I can’t stand!  

Gator Doug says the same damn thing, only much more eloquently.

Vacuum when I'm not home, girl. You KNOW I don't like noise!

1970 Greatest Hits

Kent State got me reminiscing about 1970.  I was about 13.  I had my first toke of weed (thanks a lot Sis), my first trip on acid, my first carnal knowledge of a young woman (okay, that could have been in early 1971–the exact timing is fuzzy, though the details aren’t).  This was the summer before I met Mike.  God, I thought I would live forever. 

I used to go see Bob Seger perform free concerts before he was a big hit.   [The pre-song interview is corny, but that's definitely Bob Seger once they start rockin']

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Back when dissent was patriotic

40 years ago today.  Seems like…40 years ago.

No Miranda Right for NYC Bombing Suspect

One of the down sides of sharing a blog with a lawyer is the fear of persecution for being an “Outhouse Attorney”.

So, with full knowledge that John Doe, esq.  may well prove me wrong in this matter, I submit the following.  (At least I know John won’t take issue with me dissing Dan Riehl. – LTB)

This is cross-posted at my other site – Viewed From The Right.

Over at Riehl World View, Dan is musing failure to provide the Times Square bomb suspect his Miranda rights amounts to a “carve-out” and minimizes the rights of an American citizen.

Many on the Right might disagree, but within our current system, I don’t think it’s a good idea to start making carve outs like this on Miranda. I doubt they would survive a court challenge. Naturalized, or not, the government made him a citizen. That affords him the same Constitutional protections we all enjoy. Looking at that process, as opposed to making ad hoc decisions that impact Constitutional protections might be the wiser move.

John McCain was quoted as saying:

“Don’t give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it’s all about”.

Dan, with due respect, McCain got this one right, and you’re dead wrong.

The suspect should NOT receive Miranda protection for this incident. Especially in light of subsequent arrests of other in Pakistan in relation to this event. Allow me to explain why…

One of the tests of Miranda application is whether the activity is considered criminal:

“…Under the exclusionary rule, a Miranda-defective statement cannot be used by the prosecution as substantive evidence of guilt. However, the Fifth Amendment exclusionary rule applies only to criminal proceedings. In determining whether a particular proceeding is criminal, the courts look at the punitive nature of the sanctions that could be imposed. Labels are irrelevant. The question is whether the consequences of an outcome adverse to the defendant could be characterized as punishment. Clearly a criminal trial is a criminal proceeding since if convicted the defendant could be fined or imprisoned. However, the possibility of loss of liberty does not make the proceeding criminal in nature…”

Terrorism, whether internal or external, is not and should not be a CRIMINAL act, rather it’s an act of aggression against a nation, or an act of War.  It should be treated as such, and therefore suspects should NOT enjoy Miranda protection.  That the suspect is (or is not) a citizen should be trumped by the nature of the action.

Following this logic,  Timmothy McVeigh should not have been Miramdized (IMHO).  Nor Sheik Towelhead Mohammad for the WTC attack.  Later, if in the course of investigation no profound link to acts of terrorism can be proven,  I believe he should then be Mirandized and placed into the criminal system as prosecutors see fit.  But not until.

One of the things Eric Holder and Mr. Obama have done as part of their “Pussification of America Doctrine” is further blur the lines between criminal and hostile acts.  And this is why we are here today – a nation hobbled from within by Socialism and Liberalism. And we should not be extending the same rights guaranteed to regular citizens to alleged enemies of state.

As always, one man’s opinion.  In this case, not even a lawyer’s opinion – YMMV

-LTB

Sic Semper Tyrannis

I want one of these!  They will be collectors items in no time. 

How do you say, "titty" in Latin? Papilla?

For those who haven’t heard, our genius Attorney General here in Virginia remodeled our state’s common wealth’s seal to cover up the titty.  Below is what it is supposed to look like.  I admire how conservative Ken Coochinelli is in his political views, but somebody has to become his offical Libturd Reaction Protector, whose job is to pre-screen Ken’s stupid ideas before he runs with them.  Ken does stupid stuff that any normal person would know will garner negative gross over-reaction from the liberals who infest our society.  Why give them ammunition, Ken?  I could have told you, even while half-liquored up, how the libs would react to your new seal.  Hell, Attorney General Ashcroft already “covered” this issue for you.  Life is too hard for conservative pols already, don’t make it even harder on yourself. 

NSFW (in the Attorney General's Office)

h/t Citizen Tom [I agree with you, Tom, the liberals are going ballistic for no reason.  That's not my point. My point to Ken is how predictable their reaction is, and he could have simply avoided pouring gasoline on their contemptible behavior. ]

By John Doe

Himbo Eruption

WARNING:  FOR CONSPIRACY THEORISTS ONLY!!!  Our word of the day is “Himbo eruption.”  I learn something new every day surfing the web.  When I was a kid I used to love occasionally spending hours in the library just flitting from book to book, topic to topic, learning new things.  You can do so much more on the internet now from the comfort of home.  This is a golden age of information. 

Larry Sinclair I have heard of, but who is Reggie Jones, Kal Penn, Donald Young, Larry Bland and Nate Spencer, and nameless men at Man’s Country.  Not to mention Obama’s “Body Man” Reggie “T-Bag” Love and Nick Colvin.  And was it merely coincidence that Kal Penn was recently robbed in D.C.–just after announcing his departure from his post within the Obama Administration–or was that a not so subtle message, as others have speculated? Nothing to fear, Kal, Obama has his minions at the Secret Service investigating the matter.  They’ll “take care of it.”  Wink, wink.

I have zero faith that this country would reject a president of the United States merely because he was married and had an affair.  That wasn’t what Bubba’s impeachment was about and even lying liberals know that.  It was about perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power to cover it up. 

And I think the Obama Administration believes the same way that I do.   Obama has little to fear of having his extra-marital affairs revealed.  Those of us who despise him couldn’t do so more just because he swapped bodily fluids with some other dudes.  His worshippers wouldn’t believe it unless there were videotapes and a signed confession by “The Won.” 

But what might undo him even with his supporters would be if there were irrefutable proof of  his contemporaneous use of illegal substances and/or of his appointment within his administration of  one of his boy toys.  

I never believe everything I hear, but I have been around long enough to recognize smoke when I see it.  Sure, tens of millions of people would love to start vicious rumours about Obama to ruin his presidency.  But why gay rumours?  Sure, there were a few about GWB, but before that I cannot remember any such rumours about any other president in my lifetime.  Hey, I was open to the possibility that there was some truth to those rumours, too. Sheesh, GeeDub was a cheerleader in college.  But it would not be strange for Barry Hussein to take after his admitted bi-sexual, avowed communist male mentor  and all around “sex perv” (not to mention his possible father), Frank Marshall Davis.

Since I am a gambling man, I’d put the odds at about a billion to one of Obama ever allowing anybody to live to tell their story, or if they somehow did, for the Press to print it, and/or his gullible worshippers to believe it.  Move along, nothing to see here…

John “It ain’t a conspiracy theory if they really are out to get me” Doe

UPDATE:  Is Dr. Melissa Clouthier starting to believe the rumours?  She’s too legitimate of a blogger to come out and say it, but is it just a coincidence that she just now happened to write an article entitled “Why are gay men let off when they use women for family and a cover?”  I don’t believe in coincidences.  I’m just sayin’.

Pakistani Camel-Humper Arrested For NYC Bombing Attempt

Damn, no one saw this coming – another towel-head trying to bomb Americans.  Go figure.

The FBI has arrested a 30-year old Bridgeport, Connecticut man in connection with the failed attempt to set off a car bomb in New York’s Times Square, federal authorities told ABCNews.com late Monday night.

The man was identified as Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen, who had recently returned from a five month trip to Pakistan and the city of Peshawar, a known jumping off points for al Qaeda and Taliban recruits.

Shahzad was arrested at Kennedy airport in New York City where FBI agents said he was attempting to leave the country to go to Dubai.

In a related story, former President Clinton was asking everyone to reserve judgement of Mr. Shahzad, referring to him as an immigrant who “was just trying to make a better life for himself”; that his presumed guilt was likely caused by “a vast right-wing conspiracy”.  Mr. Clinton added that Mr. Shahzad was angry with the Bush administration for cutting federal subsidies to Pakistani-trained terrorist who think American people are “Infidels”, and the United States should be destroyed.

Later, at meeting of Fascists, Alinskians and  Government Haters (FAGs) in Washington, Mr. Obama and his fraternal twin TOTUS were quoting as saying “this is not an act of terrorism”, and “there is no evidence of radical Islamo-Fascist tendencies at work here”. TOTUS added “It is premature to call this an act of terrorism, because no Tea Baggers were harmed in the attempt”.

Note:  Much of the above is parody.  It’s obvious – inasmuch as it’s inconceivable that Mr. Obama could have spelled “Islamo-Fascist” without Michelle at his side….

by LTB