Here’s a great plan: In order to guarantee that the thugs in Cuba and Alexandria are treated properly they should all be turned over to civilian authorities
The New York City Fire Department.
The scandal that will get no mainstream attention (other than this Will Op-Ed): the massive voting irregularities in Missouri in Nov. 2000. We expect no outrage from Mary Frances Berry and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The WaPo Editorial Page heeds the NY Times call for Campaign Finance Reform in the shadow of Enron.
From the Good Grief file:
Sayeth the Philanthropic Philanderer:
“The government was neutralized because they were in collusion with Enron and could not protect the interest of the workers.”
He is also requesting a meeting with Ken Lay and President Bush. What Jesse is probably most upset about is that his group did not get to shake down Enron for various civil rights violations before it collapsed.
I have not seen this covered any where else, but along with the fruity former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, one of the point men in the legal maneuvering regarding the Cuban detainees is Stephen Yagman. Among Mr. Yagman’s other accomplishments are:
– Filing a lawsuit against the LAPD, claiming an armed bank robber was allowed to’ bleed to death.’ You remember this one. This is the one that looked like scenes from Heat.
– He also was involved in flaming racial tensions in a police brutality case that was also very high-profile. This was the one, if you remember, in which all of the aliens jumped from a car and fled. Some were apprehended and beaten, although I do not recall what the outcome was.
– He has been involved in the prosecution of a federal sniper from the infamous Ruby Ridge episode.
– Also noted here in a column by Jack Dunphy in NRO.
– He is also very involved with the RICO charges brought against LAPD.
– His website is http://yagmanlaw.net
Come to your own conclusions about this guy. I think he is just out to be his normal obnoxious self and is just trying to get his name in the headlines again. But then again, if hating lawyers was a crime, a lot of us would be behind bars (except we love one lawyer).
My former Regimental Commander, A. James Bacevich, who was my leader when I was in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, discusses the Philippines.
This is delightful news. Hopefully the Israeli military is already moving to destroy every member of the Hamas movement, and will be able to without tut-tutting from arab apologists. This is war now, and the irrelevant pig and terrorist head of a non-existent state Arafat should now have a bulls-eye painted between his lyin’ eyes.
Shackled, hooded, sedated. Taken to a remote corner of the world where they may be executed, where the laws of human rights are suspended. Shackled, hooded, and threatened with death by “courts” that would give no leeway to defense or innocence. In fact, it sounds like Beirut in the 1980s.
I’ve written this story before. Last time, I remember writing about the threats to my kidnapped journalist friend Terry Anderson of the Associated Press, tied up, hooded, always threatened by his captors in Lebanon.
That was between 1986 and 1991 and Terry – let us remember this distinction – was no man of violence. He was a journalist, a comrade, and a friend. But he was most cruelly treated, allowed no contacts with his family, held in cold confinement, threatened with death every bit as absolute as the American military courts that know they hold the fate of Al-Qaeda’s men in their hands.
Saudi Arabia yesterday urged the international community to take a firm stand to stop Israel’s terrorism against the Palestinians.
The weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd, also denounced Israel’s brutal attacks against unarmed Palestinian people.
Dastardly Jews were accused of injuring innocent Palestinian bullets as the conspiratorial jews jumped in front of them yesterday at an Israeli bus stop.
Joe Bob Briggs explains the Enron business model.
But does it cure male pattern baldness and impotence? The buffoons at the NY Times spend more column inches on CFR, or as we call it here, the LARGE MEDIA MONOPOLY EMPOWERMENT ACT (aka McCain Feingold). I should keep a running tally on the number of column inches they spend promoting CFR, and I should see how many issues they attempt to connect it to.
It appears that there is going to be a blue-light special at K-Mart. One good thing about recessions in our economy- it makes businesses that should not exist or that have out-lived their purpose face facts. It does not take an award-winning economist to figure out why K-Mart will soon be bankrupt. Go visit the one in your hometown, and the reasons will be abundantly clear.
Just noticed this blurb in the Best of the Web.
Somali-American “community leaders” in Minneapolis–home of America’s biggest concentration of Somali immigrants–are calling for a boycott of “Black Hawk Down,” “charging the new movie depicts their African homeland’s people as savages and could create a backlash against refugees who fled to the United States,” the Associated Press reports.
“The Somali people are depicted as very savage beasts without any human element,” Omar Jamal of the St. Paul-based Somali Justice Advocacy Center, tells the AP. “I’s just people shooting each other.”
People shooting each other? In a war movie? This is shocking! It’s not totally unheard of, though. A few years ago, we went to see “Saving Private Ryan,” and it, too, featured people shooting each other. How come German-Americans didn’t boycott?
The answer of course, is simple. German-Americans are white and predominantly Christian, and thus not afforded professional victim class designation.
Greg Hlatky at A Dog’s Life discusses the Korean practice of eating dogs.
I like dogs more than most people, so I think it should be clear where I stand on this issue.