In the ongoing fight over proposed rules that would institute net neutrality, a major proponent of the policy is taking fresh heat from critics. Google, arguably the world’s biggest name in tech, a major source of campaign donations to President Barack Obama, and one of the most prominent advocates of an “open internet,” is taking heat for alleged hypocrisy and rent seeking.
Well, Google cooperated with the PRC to find bloggers who weren't properly knocking head to the government, and other such things; why should this be a surprise?
The NYEffin' Times: screwing up its own situation. Again.
Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Northwest bombing in a Monday statement that vowed more attacks on Americans.
American officials agreed to send the two terrorists from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an "art therapy rehabilitation program" and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials.
Yeah, got to make the Saudis and the leftists happy. Even when it means people are going to die because of it.
Remember the 'shock' of the journalist discovering 'the frightening side of Obama'? This from Thomas Sowell on the 'health care' bill and arrogance:
In short, this is not about improving the health of the American people. It is about passing something-- anything-- to keep the Obama administration from ending up with egg on its face by being unable to pass a bill, after so much hype and hoopla. Politically, looking impotent is a formula for disaster at election time. Far better to pass even bad legislation that will not actually go into effect until after the 2012 presidential election, so that the public will not know whether it makes medical care better or worse until it is too late for the voters to hold the administration accountable.
The only rational explanation for such haste to pass a bill that will be slow to go into effect is to prevent the public from knowing what is in this massive legislation that even members of Congress are unlikely to have read. That is also the only reason that makes sense for postponing the time when Obamacare goes into action after the next presidential election.
Legislation is not the only sign of this administration's contempt for the intelligence of the public and for the safeguards of democratic government.
The appointment of White House "czars" to make policy across a wide spectrum of issues-- unknown people who get around the Constitution's requirement of Senate confirmation for Cabinet members-- is yet another sign of the mindset that sees the fundamental laws and values of this country as just something to get around, in order to impose the will of an arrogant elite.
Well, if I were a mother I wouldn't want a 'father' like Levi Johnston near the kid if I could avoid it, either. Same as if I were the father of a baby and the mother was doing the kind of crap Johnston has, after leaving the kid in my hands(has he ever actually gone to visit and spend time with the kid?), I'd want sole custody.
I really have to wonder what's behind the 'pay ransom, no matter how much, rather than put defenders on the ships' crap. Are the people in charge under pressure from governments not to defend, are they just so EUnuch-ified they can't conceive of doing so, or what? These ships are in the same situation as someone living in a less-than-nice neighborhood: it doesn't matter how professional and conscientious the cops are, they can't be right there when the bad guys come through a window or kick in the door; and barring luck the various navies can't be right there when the pirates attack. And, like the old saying puts it, when you pay the Danegeld you never get rid of the Dane, so when you keep paying ransom... Hell, one attack I read of was stopped by some security people with pistols, so a company with some trained people with sidearms and rifles, or maybe a M240...
There are some cases where I'll give someone a pass for misspeaking on something; Napolitano has long since passed being given any slack. How the HELL did she think saying "The System Worked" was going to pass after such a blatant failure? And why does it take Dear Leader DAYS after an attack to actually say or do anything himself?
Snort. When the news is bad and lives are on the line, I want my government to give it to me straight. Instead I've got a head of DHS who's impersonating Kevin Bacon at the end of Animal House.
Well, I guess when she's busy on the next report that probably says returning veterans and 2nd Amendment activists and such are the REAL threats...
Sen. Dodd(Corrupticrat-CT): "I'll pay you back, no matter where the money has to come from."
Nanny Bloomberg & Co.: Trying to screw you out of your rights without going through that messy legislative process. Big surprise, huh?
Blah. I need to get some bread & such before the next round of snow- which should be much lighter- comes in.