Quick News Hits

In case you don’t follow the news, or even if you do, a few stories that caught my eye today:

Mayor Bloomberg is an ass. I’m sorry, I really don’t like to say such things about people, but where do you draw the line? The mayor is spending taxpayer money, money taken at gunpoint, to attempt to force you to not eat salt. I have no problem with him stating his own opinion on salt — but the fact he is taking taxpayer money (MY money) to do it is completely wrong. He should shut up, and mind his own damn business.

Lauren Rymer, of Baltimore, is a whiny, selfish person. Again, I really don’t like calling people out and calling them names, but this is ridiculous. Miss Rymer is saying, “I think I should get my house for free and shouldn’t have to pay for it.” What a selfish person. What about the person whose money she used to buy that home? If she should get a free house, shouldn’t everyone get a free house who wants one? That’s just horribly self-centered.

Does anyone else immediately get the feeling that Nero fiddles while Rome burns? I’m not complaining that Obama is dancing or anything, I’m just getting the idea that America is in serious trouble and instead of doing something about it, Obama’s spending money and ignoring the country.

Why would CAIR file a lawsuit to stop Sharia law in Oklahoma while at the same time claiming it is “a legal impossibility” to implement Sharia law in Oklahoma? Yet again, something about CAIR smells really bad.

The Fed continues to demand that prices increase. I’m not making this up. They are still complaining that inflation is too low and that they WANT prices to increase. Since Wall Street went up, they’re happy. Keep that in mind next time you hear about the fed. They DEMAND things cost more for you.

Finally, if you needed it, another example showing how government is out of control. There is absolutely no way you will ever convince me that any janitor is worth $140,000 a year. But that’s the power of unions and government collusion. This government, I believe, cannot be repaired.

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BREAKING NEWS: Plot to Assassinate Obama Uncovered

Police in Denver say that a traffic stop might have averted an assassination attempt on Barack Obama. Police have four people in custody on weapons and drug charges and if this is true, other charges will come.

The group had rifles, camouflage clothing, and claim to have sighted the rifles from 750 yards. They stated they were going to kill Obama while he was giving his acceptance speech.

The police report that one of the persons was believed to belong to a white supremacist group.

I am glad they caught these guys. There is no place in our country for this kind of stuff and I hope these idiots go to jail for a very long time. I do have to wonder why they admitted their plot. All they had to do was say they received the rifles for some of the drugs and they would not be in nearly as much trouble as they are now.

I hope the cops have a handle on this. Unlike the left, who would love to see Republicans assassinated, I do not want to see this happen to anyone. It would be a tragedy. It would also set off the biggest riots in history and we don’t need that.

It only takes a few idiots to cause trouble. Good thing the police were alert. With all the morons protesting there this could have slipped through the cracks and caused a real problem.

CBS4Denver

Big Dog

Tony Snow will Resign

White House Spokesperson Tony Snow indicated that he will probably not stay until the end of the President’s second term. Citing financial concerns, Snow said he would not stick around and that he expected there to be a few other departures from the Bush administration. Instantly, the haters in the “tolerant” left wing of the country jumped on Snow.

As most folks know, Snow is fighting cancer, a cancer that has reemerged. There are posts out there that are full of comments by the left wishing for Snow to die because he shilled for the President, he help sell a bill of goods on the war (though he was not there when the war started) and that he is an evil man for spreading the lies coming out of the White House. Unfortunately, I have read the left long enough not to be surprised by the people who hope his cancer kills him quickly and that this is all karma coming back to haunt people who harmed this country.

I do not see people from the right wishing death on political opponents who have some disease process going on. Elizabeth Edwards received many well wishes from the right on many blogs and in comments. When Senator Johnson fell ill the right prayed for him while the left showed their concern by worrying the Democrats would lose the Senate majority. It is unfortunate that people cannot put politics aside when a person’s health is an issue. Wishing for people to die and being happy they have an illness is wrong and certainly does not bode well for people who consider themselves tolerant. You know the types, the Daily Kos is full of them.

Imagine how they and others on the left would react if the right wing blogs cheered about Ms. Edwards’ cancer and hoped that she died for marrying an ambulance chasing charlatan? Using the logic of the left, this would be her karma for marrying such a worthless man. Only truly compassionate people can see that this would be wrong and that is probably why many on the right just offer prayer. Politics is not as important as a human life and one day the left will find that out.

I wish Tony Snow well now and when he resigns. I wish Elizabeth Edwards and Tim Johnson well and I pray for all of them. At the end of the day, the compassion is what sets us apart from the animal world (that and we use cutlery).

Big Dog Salute to Fort Hard Knox

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Mike Nifong is the Victim?

Mike Nifong had to turn in his license to practice law. He sent it in and it was chewed up because his puppy ate it a long time ago. Nifong, many of you will recall, was the prosecutor who kept pursuing the Duke lacrosse players long after it was cleat that they did not commit a crime (which is different from doing something wrong). Here is how the letter to the bar ends:

Mr. Williamson’s email assertion tat the addition of a new conclusion of law based on the request of a Duke University law professor is merely a “clerical correction” is preposterous beyond belief, and is further evidence of the fundamental unfairness with which this entire procedure has been conducted. The Smoking Gun

I doubt Nifong actually knows what evidence looks like or what it actually means given how he handled this case. Additionally, who is he to complain about how a procedure is going. He abused his office, used those kids to pander to the black community in order to get reelected and then kept going long after it was prudent. He got dragged through the mud for doing something wrong (and illegal), the same thing he did to those kids when he wanted them to be wrong.

I am also waiting for Billy Joe’s favorite race baiting poverty pimps, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to show up and apologize for all their remarks regarding this case. That will never happen because they got their face time and will move on. And people wonder why they are not viewed as real civil rights leaders??

Nifong got what he deserved and he needs to stop whining about it. His ambition got in the way and he screwed people in the process.

Big Dog

President Grants Clemency to Libby, Obama Remains Clueless

Today the President of the United States exercised his Constitutional authority to grant clemency to Scooter Libby and I am happy about this. I always felt that he did not lie and I felt that the sentence was too harsh for the crime. The clemency only covers the jail term and leaves the probation and the fine intact. My friend John Bambenek points out that; “This allows Libby to continue to pursue appeals to litigate how someone can be guilty of obstruction without an underlying crime.” This is the Presidential Grant of Clemency:

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

WHEREAS Lewis Libby was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case United States v. Libby, Crim. No. 05-394 (RBW), for which a sentence of 30 months’ imprisonment, 2 years’ supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $400 was imposed on June 22, 2007;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, pursuant to my powers under Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, do hereby commute the prison terms imposed by the sentence upon the said Lewis Libby to expire immediately, leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release, with all its conditions, and all other components of the sentence.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

GEORGE W. BUSH

After screwing the pooch on immigration the President came back and got one right. I am sure the left will go nuts over this and there are people who will point out, as John did, that Conservatives views Clinton’s perjury as a serious issue but that Libby’s is not. I have a different take on this. Both cases of perjury are serious (taking the jury verdict as proof because I am still not convinced he lied) but since Clinton never received jail time then Libby should get the same punishment. The President removed the jail portion of the penalty while leaving the rest intact which is similar to what Clinton received. One thing is for sure, Libby will never make the money that Clinton is now. His life is forever damaged because the Special Prosecutor kept looking after he knew who leaked the info. It was nothing more than a snipe hunt to satisfy the left.

As for Obama. Perhaps this dimwit has not paid attention or maybe he just wants to say something enough times that people will believe it, oh wait, the Liberals already believe it. What is the it? This is Obama’s statement about the clemency:

“This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. This is exactly the kind of politics we must change so we can begin restoring the American people’s faith in a government that puts the country’s progress ahead of the bitter partisanship of recent years.” Obama press release

B. Hussein Obama wants to be president and he has yet to figure out the facts in this case. Libby was convicted of lying to the Grand Jury (serious stuff, I agree) not of disclosing the identity of Valerie Plame. Forgetting, for a moment, that Plame was not covert, her identity was revealed by someone else who also happened to be critical of the war in Iraq. The way it was revealed was that people were trying to figure out who sent a low level former ambassador named Joe Wilson to Niger to investigate if Iraq had tried to get yellow cake Uranium. Wilson made the claim that he was sent at the behest of the Vice President (a lie) and when Cheney heard this he wanted to know who really sent him. That is when they found out that his wife recommended him for the mission, a fact she denied several times. Her involvement is no longer in question and it has been shown that she and her husband both lied in regard to this issue.

Not to rehash the whole issue (which will be dead in a week when people move on to other issues) but B. Hussein Obama makes it sound like President Bush let the leaker off the hook. I just want Obama to explain how perjury jeopardized national security. Seems that he is engaging in the kind of hype he criticizes the administration for. Also, I have never heard Obama chime in on how he feels Clinton should have been dealt with. Same crime, same time, and Clinton WAS a threat to national security! President Bush still left a hefty fine in place and two years of probation. Libby will no doubt lose his law license and have to write a book to make money.

If I were he, I might consider a tell all story about the things that went on in DC during this time. Sling a bit of mud on everyone, regardless of party. A good book is just what the doctor ordered.

I mean, a man’s got to make a living…

Big Dog