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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869857 Mar 7, 2013
Rand Paul's Drone Rant

Give Rand Paul credit for theatrical timing. As a snow storm descended on Washington, the Kentucky Republican's old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday filled the attention void on Twitter and cable TV. If only his reasoning matched the showmanship.

Shortly before noon, Senator Paul began a talking filibuster against John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA. The tactic is rarely used in the Senate and was last seen in 2010. But Senator Paul said an "alarm" had to be sounded about the threat to Americans from their own government. He promised to speak "until the President says, no, he will not kill you at a café." He meant by a military drone. He's apparently serious, though his argument isn't.

Senator Paul had written the White House to inquire about the possibility of a drone strike against a U.S. citizen on American soil. Attorney General Eric Holder replied that the U.S. hasn't and "has no intention" to bomb any specific territory. Drones are limited to the remotest areas of conflict zones like Pakistan and Yemen. But as a hypothetical Constitutional matter, Mr. Holder acknowledged the President can authorize the use of lethal military force within U.S. territory.

This shocked Senator Paul, who invoked the Constitution and Miranda rights. Under current U.S. policy, Mr. Paul mused on the floor, Jane Fonda could have been legally killed by a Hellfire missile during her tour of Communist Hanoi in 1972. A group of noncombatants sitting in public view in Houston may soon be pulverized, he declared.

Calm down, Senator. Mr. Holder is right, even if he doesn't explain the law very well. The U.S. government cannot randomly target American citizens on U.S. soil or anywhere else. What it can do under the laws of war is target an "enemy combatant" anywhere at anytime, including on U.S. soil. This includes a U.S. citizen who is also an enemy combatant. The President can designate such a combatant if he belongs to an entity—a government, say, or a terrorist network like al Qaeda—that has taken up arms against the United States as part of an internationally recognized armed conflict. That does not include Hanoi Jane.

Such a conflict exists between the U.S. and al Qaeda, so Mr. Holder is right that the U.S. could have targeted (say) U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki had he continued to live in Virginia. The U.S. killed him in Yemen before he could kill more Americans. But under the law Awlaki was no different than the Nazis who came ashore on Long Island in World War II, were captured and executed.

The country needs more Senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he's talking about.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#869858 Mar 7, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He will tell you he doesn't.
If RealDave says he doesn't, so noted he is a certifiable liar, just to impress his deranged-self.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#869859 Mar 7, 2013
leftwingers are a bunch of big-government cop-lovers.
BHObama

Russellville, KY

#869860 Mar 7, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
leftwingers are a bunch of big-government cop-lovers.
Is that a Drone over your house?
Demidiots

Seminole, FL

#869861 Mar 7, 2013
BHObama wrote:
<quoted text>Is that a Drone over your house?
Democrat and Drones are a recipe for Mental illness and disaster. Courage in liberals is often mistaken with insanity.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869862 Mar 7, 2013
Google Glass will change the world.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869863 Mar 7, 2013
Demidiots wrote:
<quoted text>Democrat and Drones are a recipe for Mental illness and disaster. Courage in liberals is often mistaken with insanity.
John Bolton on Obama Drone Policy: Entirely Sensible, Extension of Bush Policies

http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/06/john-bolton...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869864 Mar 7, 2013
Europa's ocean may closely resemble Earth's
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869865 Mar 7, 2013
Drones and strange bedfellows: Why neocons are showing Obama some love

And why liberals are starting to turn a cold shoulder. As John Brennan heads into his confirmation hearing, it's apparently opposite day in Washington

http://theweek.com/article/index/239840/drone...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869866 Mar 7, 2013
Evidence that comets could have seeded life on Earth

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#869868 Mar 7, 2013
CALL OUT THE JEWS wrote:
<quoted text>
UH-HUH, YOU KNOW THERE'S A NAME FO' MEN WHO PRETEND THEY'RE WOMEN... AN' A HANDSOME PROFIT TO BE MAID AS WELL... JUS' SAYIN'...
I understand. You profit from others and use an EBT card and free phone to spread your low information culture. It's the only culture you have. Love the new name by the way pookie.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869869 Mar 7, 2013
NO MORE FLATS

Radical 'Airless' Tires Means No Need For Spares

I heard about these several years ago. Glad to see they finally may be getting them to market.
Demidiots

Seminole, FL

#869870 Mar 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
John Bolton on Obama Drone Policy: Entirely Sensible, Extension of Bush Policies
http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/06/john-bolton...
Honesty is a very expensive gift. I don't expect it from cheap, deranged, and dangerous liberals like sonicfilter.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#869871 Mar 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Calling a black man "boy" is a racial slur.
defending it just paints you with the same brush.
According to liberals, everything to a black is a racial slur..........unless it's a liberal saying it.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869872 Mar 7, 2013
Demidiots wrote:
<quoted text>Honesty is a very expensive gift. I don't expect it from cheap, deranged, and dangerous liberals like sonicfilter.
here's some honesty...

Are Republicans the New Democrats?

Who would have guessed last year that the GOP would be endorsing a litany of previously unthinkable positions? Elections have consequences, and this time, an identity crisis seems to be one of them.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...

seeing as how you're the poster child for identity crisis.

“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#869874 Mar 7, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You may have misunderstood the poster; he's one of the good guys.
Carol, Galt, Flack, Emam et al are the corporate water carriers. They're still waiting for trickle down!
I understood him just fine, and disagreed with his opinion on the subject at hand.

That's still allowed, right?

Just checking.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869875 Mar 7, 2013
If you had predicted back in October 2012 that significant portions of the Republican Party would soon be OK with gay marriage, supportive of citizenship for illegal immigrants, accepting of Obamacare, and cool with defense cuts, many observers would have called you crazy. But as of March 2013, that’s the direction the GOP is heading. As generations of politicians have reminded us, elections have consequences. This time around, a major Republican identity crisis appears to be one of them.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
Pale Dago

Saint Peters, MO

#869876 Mar 7, 2013
How do you like your home grown now?
carol

Orlando, FL

#869877 Mar 7, 2013
So here's what we have.

We have a president who wanted sequestration instead of solving the deficit crisis to scare people so he can blame the opposition.

We have a president who sends emails to government departments telling them to make sure things look as bad as he said they would be.

We have a president who closes the White House doors to the public but hosts lavish dinners and a weekend golfing with Tiger Woods costing taxpayers over a million dollars which could have saved 341 federal workers from furlough.

We have a president who promised a balanced approach but reneges on fulfilling his part of the bargain and instead wants even more taxes.

We have a president whose former press secretary was told to deny the drone program even existed but appoints a CIA director who will give him sole authority to use them against "suspected" Americans here at home.

We have a president whose priority is winning back the House even to the detriment of the country for the "greater good" of fulfilling his progressive agenda during the last two years of his administration to succeed in fundamentally transforming the nation to match his vision. The economy and jobless Americans be damned.

Now, if anyone on the left is tempted to provide a knee jerk blanket response, please try to resist and address any or all of the above with facts that disprove them.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#869878 Mar 7, 2013
Leave 1/4 bottle of Mountain Dew in bottle. Add a tiny bit of baking soda. Add three caps of peroxide. Replace cap and shake. Homemade glow stick!!!

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