Another green energy sinkhole. This one eating money since Jimmy Carter, too.
Over in Britain, the question now is will anything be done about the people who knew what this bastard was doing, and did nothing?
And DHS makes another stab into our lives:
Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly
installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that
would give them the ability to record and store private conversations,
according to documents obtained by a news outlet.
The systems are being installed in San Francisco, Baltimore, and
other cities with funding from the Department of Homeland Security in
some cases, according to the Daily, which obtained copies of contracts, procurement requests, specs and other documents.
The use of the equipment raises serious questions about eavesdropping
without a warrant, particularly since recordings of passengers could be
obtained and used by law enforcement agencies.
"Warrant? We don't need no stinkin' warrant, we're FEDS!"
Speaking of feds, some people want to know what the EPA has been saying in their violation-of-regs secret e-mail accounts set up to get past the law.
I've only flown a couple of times, and since I don't like the idea of being either irradiated or groped by TSA I won't again unless I have to; I'll have to make sure, in that case that it's not on Delta Airlines. That this crap happened at all is horrible; that they're trying to just make it go away instead of doing something is disgusting.
Bitched about the 'theft under color of law' that is the death tax yesterday; this time it's the all too often nothing-but-theft-under-color-of-law known as asset forfeiture:
In a decision filed last month, Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini called the state’s civil asset forfeiture law “state-sanctioned theft” and ordered a lower court to re-examine a recent forfeiture case in Centre County. Though the state is expected to appeal the ruling, Pellegrini’s decision may set a new precedent for these types of cases, making it more difficult for the state to seize private property believed to have been used in a crime and guaranteeing defendants the chance to be heard in court before property is taken.
"That woman doesn't like my album cover! She's a RACIST!" Etc. ad nauseum, lather, rinse, repeat. With fans throwing in actual racist comments, the usual.
Yeah, put this in a tax bill and send it to Obama:
If the country is going to turn redistributionist, then we might as well
do so whole-hog — given that eight of the wealthiest ten counties in
America voted for Obama. Why not limit mortgage-interest deductions to
just one loan under $100,000 — while ending tax breaks altogether for
second and third vacation houses?
Clinton administration apparatchiks such as Jamie Gorelick, James
Johnson, and Franklin Raines — without much banking experience — reaped
millions of dollars working at Fannie Mae as it went nearly bankrupt. If
you leave government and immediately make more than $1 million, why not
pay a 50 percent tax on your income for five years — given that
“somebody else made that happen”? Why does Google have tax havens in the
Caribbean, and why do six-figure-income college presidents have their
taxes paid by their universities?
And now the library calls, so I'm off.
Shut up, Og.