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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday's Flung Spaghetti

Another one bites the dust...

Barry's been busy -
You see, there have 9 top level military leaders and commanders fired or relieved of duty since April. Is Obama preparing things for some sort of big event?
The rumor is, he's giving senior military members a litmus test:  Would you fire on American citizens?  Answer in the negative, and you're out.

I've seen nothing to substantiate this rumor (other than lots of sites reporting it, which means exactly nothing), but when members of the MSM start noticing this stuff, maybe there are some legs to this.

Watch and listen...

More Barry news...

It seems as though someone, FINALLY, has called him on some of his extra-constitutional activities -
The court heard arguments Monday in a politically charged dispute over the president's power to temporarily fill top-level posts when the Senate is in recess. The justices heard more than 90 minutes of arguments in a case that centers on appointments Obama made in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board.
The Administration wanted to pack the NLRB with a bunch of pro-union activists.  The Senate was having none of it, and wouldn't give him a vote.  They then used the rules of the Senate, and kept themselves from officially going into recess.

As you hopefully know, if the Senate is in recess, the President can make 1-year appointments to key positions without their approval.  The Senate wouldn't go into official recess, so Barry just said, "Make it so!" and made the appointments anyways.

The Supremes are taking up the matter of whether the Senate gets to decide when it's in recess, or if the High Priest of Pennsylvania Avenue gets to make that call.

Seriously, why hasn't the impeachment process started?

Holy crap... (h/t Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin My Life Away)

That's what you look like just before you die after a violent beating.  By police officers.
Thomas, 37, died five days after a violent confrontation with six officers in July 2011. A surveillance camera at the busy transit center where the incident unfolded captured him screaming for his father again and again and begging for air as the police kneed him, jolted him with an electric stun gun and used the blunt end to strike him around the face and head.
Ready to projectile vomit?
"Police officers are very unusual kinds of defendants because ... they are seen as acting not in their own interests but acting to protect the public at large, the very people sitting on their jury," Rosenthal said. 
Jurors are willing to forgive lapses in judgment rather than put an officer "in the cage with the same people that officer has spent his life arresting," he said.
...[B]ut acting to protect the public at large...  Perhaps the 6 heros who beat his ass could have found a way to protect him a little less thoroughly.

Practice makes, uhm, imperfect...

Some guy has a grudge, and decides to avenge his grievances by tossing a Molotov Cocktail.  Five times.
The aspiring arsonist could not for the life of him aim a Molotov cocktail through a window on the 2600 block of North Frankford Avenue in the city's Richmond neighborhood Jan. 9 at 2:10 a.m., police said.
You've got to click the link and watch the video.  What's he got the gasoline in?  A steel Thermos bottle?

Now I can sleep at night...

We need ANOTHER law for this?  The First Amendment isn't enough?  Color of Authority laws are insufficient?
But some of the most interesting action happened on the sidelines, where negotiators agreed to strict rules to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from targeting groups for ideological scrutiny, and specifically banning the agency from targeting citizens “for exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment.”
I read somewhere else that the [in]Justice Department isn't going to bring charges against anyone for the IRS/Tea Party scandal.  Well there's a shock.

At least now we've got another law to protect our Constitutional rights that can be ignored and abused, where the perpetrators go unpunished.

Pardon me.  I seem to have misplaced my flag and copy of the Pledge of Allegiance...

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