Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Such a busy past few days it's been

What with the Congressional Black Caucus kissing Castro's ass, and other things.
Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.

“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.

“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said
A dictator who imprisons librarians for handing out unapproved books, has imprisoned a whole people for decades, tortured and murdered, but they like him! He's a survivor, unlike so many people who have suffered and died at his orders. AND he wants to know 'how he can help Obama'! Isn't it just wonderful how they like him?

Let's see, a judge, in court, ripped the ass off the federal prosecutors in the Stevens case, and
He named Henry F. Schuelke 3rd, a prominent Washington lawyer, to investigate six career Justice Department prosecutors, including the chief and deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section, an elite unit charged with dealing with official corruption, to see if they should face criminal charges.
During the five-week trial, prosecutors were repeatedly forced to acknowledge that they had failed to turn over information to defense lawyers as required. “Again and again, both during and after the trial in this case, the government was caught making false representations and not meeting its discovery obligations,” Judge Sullivan said Tuesday.

A 1963 Supreme Court ruling, Brady v. Maryland, requires prosecutors to give a defendant all information they hold that might materially help the defense.

The Stevens case finally collapsed last Wednesday, more than five months after the verdict, when Eric H. Holder Jr., the recently installed attorney general, asked that all charges be dismissed because the new lawyers whom he had put in charge of the case had discovered yet another example of concealment
It seems Holder doesn't want it coming back on him that he was aware of the bullcrap acts these prosecutors had committed, and that he did nothing. Which, at least, ends this case.
Judge Sullivan also criticized Michael B. Mukasey, the last attorney general in the Bush administration, saying it was shocking that he had failed to respond to letters from the defense team complaining about the Stevens prosecution. Mr. Mukasey’s office would not comment.
I imagine not; this bastard was apparently aware of what was going on and didn't do anything to stop it. And he should pay a price for it, too.

Gay Patriot notes Rep. Barney Frank(Evil Party-MA) attacking instead of answering a question, and has some thoughts on why the left so loves this miserable waste of skin.

You've probably heard about Somali pirates seizing an American ship; it seems Pres. B. Cartman Obama has been saved from having to actually do or say something by the crew taking the ship back. The word from the White House was Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the White House is "closely monitoring the apparent hijacking of the U.S.-flagged ship in the Indian Ocean and assessing a course of action to resolve this situation."

Well, isn't that nice? Now, I admit to being unsophisticated in such things, but I'd think the course of action would be fairly clear:
1. Get the ship and crew back, and
2. Stomp a bunch of pirates to get the message across not to mess with American-flagged ships. Preferably no ships, but "Do not screw with ours; we'll kill you."
However, that would require someone more concerned with actually solving the problem long-term than with looking thoughtful and considerate to the world. Which means Obama would have issued statements and made offers and screwed around for God knows how long. I wonder if he, or any of the weenies around him, really understand the problems this demonstrates? Or care?

Aw, shit. I just found this:
White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the eldest son of the 26th US President.

French officials and senior American military officers walked with White House staff through the cemetery discussing how the two presidents might follow the same route. But even before their trip, the White House had decided that Mr Obama would not travel there this week.

"It wasn't going to happen," said an American official in Washington. "We went through the motions to placate President Sarkozy but giving special treatment to France was not on our agenda.

"During this trip, we wanted to maintain a balance between the British, German and France". A White House spokesman in London declined to comment. Last month, White House officials briefed that a Normandy visit had been considered but it had not been logistically possible
A 'balance'. He couldn't visit a cemetary for American troops because it might 'offend' someone? Might be seen as 'special treatment' to France?
A: miserable excuse
B: we have a miserable bastard for a President.
The White House rejected the offer, but Mr Sarkozy's most senior aide said Mr Obama had agreed to come back in June for the 65th anniversary of the June 6th 1944, D-Day landings. A White House spokesman declined to comment on whether Mr Obama would travel to France in June.
What, they expect The President B. Cartman Obama to show up and show respect for people who died fighting to save the world from the National Socialists? What do they think he is, a real Democrat?

Dammit, and it's too early to drink.

1 comment:

Mjolnir said...

Y''s 5 o'clock somewhere...