Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Obama Easing Restrictions On Travel To Cuba For Castro Cultists

What's not to love about a stinky old dictator and the gulags, poverty and death he brought to Cuba?

U.S. plans to ease travel to Cuba: lawmaker's aide

This should make it so much easier for the likes of Spielberg, Costner, Belafonte, and the other stars that genuflect to the scum like Castro, to go see a society locked in the 1950s. Unfortunately, they will never ask to speak to dissidents and prisoners. They're actors and reality scares them.

Obama & Holder Use Federal Threat Of Law To Bully Opponents

Case in point is Sheriff Joe. The boys in Washington are ticked off at all things Arizona and especially Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I too would be ticked if I had acted so incredibly stupid that a mere sheriff could make me, the president, look like a complete fool.

U.S. may sue Arizona's Sheriff Arpaio for not cooperating in investigation
The investigations reflect the tangled politics surrounding the immigration debate. The criminal probe is led by Dennis K. Burke, the U.S. attorney in Phoenix who was a top aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Two of Arpaio's attorneys, Robert N. Driscoll and Asheesh Agarwal, were officials in the Justice Department's civil rights division in the George W. Bush administration. They denied that the sheriff, a Republican who has been reelected four times since 1992, has been uncooperative or has engaged in racial profiling, misusing money or targeting political enemies.

"The sheriff's office is cooperating fully with the grand jury investigation and has complete confidence that the inquiry will clear it of any wrongdoing," Agarwal said. "The office has always fulfilled its responsibilities truthfully, honorably, and in full compliance with state and federal law."

Arpaio's attorneys contend that the investigations are politically motivated, citing a news conference in March at which Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was quoted as saying he expects the inquiries to "produce results."

This administration proves daily that they are clueless and incompetent, but this Chicago-style thuggery should be even below them. Unfortunately, it appears to be their modus operandi .

Thuggery is as thuggery does.

A Fine Draftsman Drawing On His Life

From a wonderful site - Paul Madonna who also has a new concept comic "strip" called All Over Coffee.

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Far From Incipiency The Bureaucracy Grows Older, Fatter And Deadlier

Tom Blumer has the rundown on our runaway bureaucracy which out earns us and is outspending our ability to feed it all in a quest to try to make itself relevant.

The Ruling Class Takes Care of Its Own
The excess pay and benefits are outrageous — and unaffordable.

What has the bureaucracy ever produced? Besides Foreign Affair disasters, National Security breaches and huge deficits? They have that going for them.

UPDATE: An emailer writes to remind me that it is the bad cholesterol that kills the fat man, not the good cholesterol. Duly noted.

Madam Pelosi Miffed Over Ground Zero Mosque Opposition, Wants Americans Investigated

Madam Nana is miffed. She wants the Ground Zero Mosque built so we can see what's in it. To those ugly Americans that say it is legal to build there, but question the reasons why it is being built there and also question the the tin ear of Muslims, Madam Nana says she will investigate where they're getting the money to "gin" up this outrage. I have no doubt that Madam Nana will find Nazis underneath it all. Well, Nazis and right wing nuts, but she digresses.

Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition

I do have an admission, I am opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque. Now that I am being investigated should I have all my paychecks, coin purses and past tip jars available for the perusal of Nana's pink booted thugs?

Interesting fact: I googled "Is Pelosi stupid? and Google found About 1,270,000 results (0.22 seconds)

UPDATE: Yid With Lid ( a great site, go read it) has a great post on this story with a follow up concerning Madam Nana trying to take her dog of a comment on a walk aback.