Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A History We Can Be Proud Of?


Does America learn from her mistakes? Really makes one question the motives of folks like Condi Rice, Sam Alito and writer Michelle Malkin-just to name a few.

They got theirs, so they want to pull up the ladder behind them they used to get there. These folks have no problem doing their part to relieve us of our Constitutional rights as Americans on behalf of people who want to keep others repressed. Other minorities just like them.

That is certainly one way to eliminate the competition. This is a common tactic of those who cannot rely on ability or competence to perform their duties. Even if they do have some ability, they are not fair-minded people. They do not work or play well with others. (See Prissy's Socialism for the Rich, American Style)

Prissy has seen this a lot in government, but they usually don't get to this level of management.

See below. Appalling t-shirt from Michelle Malkins site. Someone should notify her she should be concerned about civil rights issues instead of colluding on their demise. It's not too late to make amends. Wouldn't be the first "conservative" to turn.

SEE Dubya's "drunken speech" below-Prissy has had many requests for this.

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Via RAW Story- Insight Magazine- conservative publication www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/impeachment.htm Impeachment hearings: The White House prepares for the worst January 23-29, 2006

Administration sources said the charges are expected to include false reports to Congress as well as Mr. Bush's authorization of the National Security Agency to engage in electronic surveillance inside the United States without a court warrant. This included the monitoring of overseas telephone calls and e-mail traffic to and from people living in the United States without requisite permission from a secret court.

Sources said the probe to determine whether the president violated the law will include Republicans, but that they may not be aware they could be helping to lay the groundwork for a Democratic impeachment campaign against Mr. Bush.

"Our arithmetic shows that a majority of the committee could vote against the president," the source said. "If we work hard, there could be a tie."

The law limits the government surveillance to no more than 72 hours without a court warrant. The president, citing his constitutional war powers, has pledged to continue wiretaps without a warrant.

Of course it will happen, dear readers. This is America. Sooner or later we will attempt to right our wrongs.

Those mentioned above and others calling themselves conservatives should be thankful for that.

Where would they be if the courts (accused of legislating from the bench) had decided such mistreatment was legal?

International Relations Center -Exposing the architecture of power that's changing our world rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/?sort=title_tagline#gov Right Web Individual Profiles of all the players and their bios. Corporations and their connections also listed.

SunHerald of South Mississippi www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/special_packages/veterans/10915802.htm Discharged and dishonored: Shortchanging America's veterans Mar. 06, 2005 When help is needed, ex-soldiers battle delays, inconsistent rulings, inadequate representation

Working with an attorney, he assembled evidence to show that he had post-traumatic stress disorder and to document that it had started in Vietnam. The case wound up and down the system, receiving six different rulings, until Bowman fell ill with pancreatic cancer.

On June 16, 2004, the Board of Veterans' Appeals finally agreed with Bowman's claim. It declared that "credible supporting evidence" showed that Bowman suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by his time in Vietnam, just as Bowman had contended for nine years.

Bowman's attorney immediately pestered the VA for Bowman's back benefits, dating to 1995. By then, Bowman's cancer treatment had been stopped.

On June 21, attorney Dan Krasnegor or his assistant talked with the VA every two hours. On June 22, they were told that the official disability rating was complete and that only final signatures were needed before Bowman's check for $53,784 could be cut. "Oh, it's in the computer system," they were told.

Berlie Bowman died that night, and his claim died with him. No check was sent.

From Yahoo news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060124/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Alt9hRnxtXzywWFsmwE1UDGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3OXIzMDMzBHNlYwM3MDM- Bush Defends 'Terrorist Surveillance' Mon Jan 23

"I'm not a lawyer, but I can tell you what it means: It means Congress gave me the authority to use necessary force to protect the American people, but it didn't prescribe the tactics," Bush said.

He sure isn't a lawyer. Dubya's tactics were prescribed and limited more than 200 years ago. FISA was set up with the Constitutional limits in mind-it was for emergency situations- like looking for terrorists!

from Islamic Republic News Agency www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-16/0601231222200243.htm Pakistan regional assembly wants US envoy's expulsion Jan 23 2006

The resolution was tabled by Anwar Kamal Khan Marwat of the opposition Muslim League party and was supported by both the ruling and opposition parties.

The resolution says: the US and coalition forces violated the international borders as well as international laws and killed innocent people including children and women in Bajaur and Waziristan agencies while the government was silent on the incident.

The resolution adds that there is no truth in the statement that Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri was hiding there adding that the US is making fool of the world by naming these as attacks on Al-Qaeda. Earlier, the mover of the resolution Anwar Kamal Khan Marwat said that America killed innocent people including children and women which created chaos and confusion in the people.

He said that America has violated the international border of Pakistan. He added that they are given such type of response for being front line state against the war on terror.

Maulana Amanat Shah of the Islamic alliance Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal said that America has trampled all international laws and has acted against the innocent people. From a conservative site-Prissy told you Dubya is in a free-fall. They are angry too. Let us hope they will use restraint and patience. The wheels of justice turn slowly...and this is a big case.

UK Times www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2005025,00.html All-female garage tackles the parts men can't understand January 23, 2006

A beautiful and two former air hostesses are among 15 women selected to work in FranceÂ’s first garage run by women, which is being hailed as the solution for a car industry that is having trouble finding male mechanics clever enough to understand its high-tech vehicles.

Prissy the mechanic?

From Glenn Greenwald - The "Bad Law" Defense glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/01/bad-law-defense.html

According to Hayden, the reason the President wanted to bypass FISA was because FISA requires a showing of "probable cause" in order to obtain a FISA warrant for eavesdropping on telephone conversations, and the President believed that standard was too burdensome. They therefore lowered the standard from "probable cause" to "reasonable basis to believe," and also eliminated the legal requirement that a federal judge approve of the eavesdropping (and replaced it with the requirement that a NSA "shift supervisor" approve) – which is all a way of saying that they "changed" (i.e., violated) the law knowingly, unilaterally, and in secret. Gen. Hayden:

The president's authorization allows us to track this kind of call more comprehensively and more efficiently. The trigger is quicker and a bit softer than it is for a FISA warrant, but the intrusion into privacy is also limited: only international calls and only those we have a reasonable basis to believe involve al Qaeda or one of its affiliates. . . .

www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-16/0601244298180919.htm Pakistan cautions action against Iran to destabilize region Islamabad, Jan 24, 2006

"Pakistan does not let its neighbor be subject to any military action that will have extremely serious repercussions for the whole region," he maintained, largely-circulated Urdu newspaper 'Nawai Waqt' reported in its Tuesday issue.

General tells a whopper for Dubya-and the Post tells on them! NSA Effort Called Legal and Necessary www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/23/AR2006012300754.html Campaign To Justify Spying Intensifies Tuesday, January 24, 2006 By Dan Eggen and Walter Pincus

In addition, Bush and Hayden provided varying and sometimes contradictory descriptions of who has been targeted by the NSA spying. Bush said the program involved a "known al Qaeda suspect, making a phone call into the United States." Hayden said one of the ends of an international call must be overseas but did not indicate that the suspected al Qaeda link must be foreign.

At various points in his remarks, Hayden said the program targeted communications "that we have reason to believe are al Qaeda communications," that involve "someone we believe is associated with al Qaeda" or that "we have a reasonable basis to believe involve al Qaeda or one of its affiliates."

Google NSA on this blog for more about this. The General is seemingly unaware that the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution clearly states no warrants shall be issued but upon probable cause! It just does not get any more clear than that.

These folks are telling you the Constitution does not apply, unless they say it does.

Yahoo news.yahoo.com/s/ap/army_breaking_point;_ylt=AoQS_huOIqlpQF1f2XYTah6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ-- Study: Army Stretched to Breaking Point (Not news to regular readers)

Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency. He also suggested that the Pentagon's decision, announced in December, to begin reducing the force in Iraq this year was driven in part by a realization that the Army was overextended.

Quotes of the Day

One reason The Prissy Patriot makes fun of neocons...What would Twain say today?

"Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution -- these can lift at a colossal humbug -- push it a little -- weaken it a little over the course of a century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand." ~ Mark Twain

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them." ~ Mark Twain

Why real patriots should call in and demand their Senators "Veto Alito". Nor give in to Osama or any other tyrant by giving up our Constitutional rights. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear." ~Mark Twain

The Prissy Patriot will return Thursday.

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