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Attack on Constitutional RIGHT

Roe -v- Wade (abortion) is under attack in Arkansas according to Geraldo Rivera! According to the radio show host, this is the most blatant attack on a Constitutional RIGHT he has ever witnessed and a slippery slope to more scary things. I agree that attacking a Constitutional right is a slippery slope, and that doing so is a tendency toward more scary events. I also disagree with his assertion that abortion is a Constitutional right. It is not. It is a Supreme Court ruling. That is why its not know as the right to abortion, but Roe -v- Wade.

What I find interesting about this Geraldo’s selective acknowledgment of what is a right and what is not. Guns for instance, are not a right according to Geraldo, but abortion is. Right to bear arms is actually in the Bill of RIGHTS, so I am a little confused about the mindset here. How is a Supreme Court ruling more of a right than a RIGHT in the Bill of Rights? Can anyone explain this to me because I just can’t wrap my head around it.

What a ridiculous man with stupid thoughts. He tries so hard to be popular and have the majority thoughts that he can no longer form his own opinions. He is actually contradicting himself now and does not even realize it. I guess I just take it as entertainment at this point.

– Me


Crazy Talk

During the Rand Paul filibuster yesterday (From around 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM) Democratic Senator Dick Durben (IL) asked Rand Paul this:

was Osama bin Laden an imminent threat when U.S. Navy Seals killed him in his bedroom?

This was an attempt to show cause for using a drone strike in the Continental US against US citizens. What a stupid remark, and I will explain why.

First, Bin Laden was killed during a combat mission over-seas. He is not a US citizen and was an active combatant. At the time of his death, he was not wielding a rocket launcher or something stupid like that, but apparently warranted return fire from the assault team. This was a military operation, in a foreign country and did not involve bombing anyone with a drone. This was set up as an extraction no matter the outcome. So was he an imminent threat? All I can say is he must have been or he would be alive right now.

Let us hypothetical this for a second. Let us say that Osama Bin Laden was a US citizen IN the US. They knew where he was and sent in the FBI or ATF or SWAT team to apprehend him. Oh, wait, that IS what they would do. That is what they DID do. They attempted to arrest him, but deadly force was deemed necessary for whatever reason. Same goes here. The arrest would be attempted and the fact that he was shot or would need to be shot in his bedroom would really depend on his reaction during the raid. Osama Bin Laden was an imminent threat and a drone was NOT used against him. For that fact, I am not sure what Durben was attempting to say.

Now, let us say he is sitting at your local Starbucks having coffee since that is the example that continues to come up on the Senate floor. Why, in this scenario, would you entertain a drone strike? You can not argue intelligently that a drone strike in a city is better than sending in law enforcement. There are too many variables in using a drone attack against someone in a populated area. The lives of everyone surrounding this person are going to be taken. The property damage will be extensive, and the lack of due process for the accused and those around him is undeniable.

What about a fugitive hiding in the mountains? Well, if you can not go get him, then wait for him to come down from the mountain. If you want the person arrested bad enough, you will go get him, not kill him.

Eric Holder stated the possible remains for a drone strike in circumstances referenced like the attack on Pearl Harbor or the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once again, unless the person is actively (ACTIVELY) posing a threat, how can you justify this? Is that to say the government can randomly pick someone they accuse as guilty of a crime, and then go kill them? The attackers of 9/11, the actual people on the planes were suicidal, and swift in their actions. How would a drone strike have prevented this? Would you theoretically strike them before they commit a crime? The FBI handles investigations and arrest of this nature, and due process takes place.

I don’t think anyone out there is arguing against using deadly force when needed DURING the act of a crime when deadly force is being perpetrated. That is a normal response. Deadly force begets deadly force. This is NOT what we are talking about here. Do not be fooled, the administration is not talking about active terrorist attacks, they are talking about punishing their enemies with deadly force. Why should you be worried? Obama has repeatedly stated his political opposition is his enemy. The absence of due process is the introduction of sanctioned government killings. I think someone else did that; Hitler.

– Me

Quick Break

I had to take a surgical break. I do not know how frequently I will be posting from here on, but will make attempts to get my thoughts back out.

Whoever left comments during my absence: Those were so ridiculously thought through that I actually deleted them. Normally I would approve since I don’t discriminate, but these were borderline incoherent. If you commented and did not see your comment approved, please try again. I would honestly love to hear your thoughts. Please try to make your thoughts somewhat understandable and I will address them appropriately.

Thanks and I look forward to getting back on the wagon

– Me


Everyone has seen the Handicapped parking spaces at your local stores. The people getting these decals obviously need them (laughing to myself) for the most part.

What about the ticket you get for parking there without the decal? Is that legal?

Take Wal-Mart parking lot for instance. Every first four spaces closest to the store are handicapped across the length. Even in that odd area between the outdoor shopping and home entrance which is equal distance from a normal spot. I understand why Wal-Mart does it so I am not coming down on the handicapped or the need for the spot. I am simply going to touch on the Police in this instance.

If you park there and get caught by the locals, they write you a ticket. Pretty much everyone is on board with this “punishment” for breaking a law and being generally unsavory for parking there when not needed. Now think outside that box you grew up with.

If you bump another car in the very same parking lot and CALL the police, they will not come. They will tell you that is private property. Hmm, now that throws a wrench into the moving gear of thought. How can they NOT come to the scene of an accident, but they CAN write you a traffic citation on that very same property? Traffic violations and accidents fall under the same category – motor vehicles and applicable laws. So, with that information, how can the locals decide which laws to enforce and which they will not? My personal thought is they are breaking the law for writing the tickets on handicapped parking or fire zone, or they have PERMISSION from the store to do it. I also think they bully the public because most folks will ask no questions, they will simply pay the fine.

Ahh, the fine. Where does it go? Wal-Mart was the victim of your crime, but they do not get the money. Think about this like a law suit. You injured the store by parking in the wrong place (private property) so they are due to collect settlement based on the act you perpetrated against them. That is the way it works. So once again, how can the locals fine you like this on private property?

Makes one wonder what is really the LAW, and why it can be interpreted by your local law enforcement officer who went to six months of boot camp style training.

Think about it.

– Me

Freedom Part 2

What does it mean to you?

What about the freedom to travel, speak, live where you chose, drive your automobile, vote, and practice religion?

Now look at JUST your local regulations, and tell me how you are FREE to do any of these things…

– Me

Gun “Control”

Let us look at how gun “control” has affected the history of our planet by those who understood it:

One man with a gun can control 100 without. – Vlademer Lenin

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. The party must control all the guns, that way the guns cannot control the party. – Mao Zedong

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and a gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. – Yasser Arafat

The most foolish mistake we could make is to allow the subject races to bear arms. – Adolph Hitler

Guns, for what? – Fidel Castro

A free people ought to be armed. – George Washington

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense. – John Adams

To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them. – George Mason

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. – The Dalai Lama

Which version of “control” do you think worked better? History does not lie.

– Me

Convenience Fee

Our local utility office (Owned and operated by the City Corporation) just began offering online payments. There is a convenience fee associated with this option. They are charging almost $10 to pay your bill online! Interesting they would tack on an additional amount given the benefits of less employee involvement, instant payment, and the green agenda being met going paperless. Something else I noticed on my bill was they are now double charging for water-sewer. The bill reflected water usage with a fee, but now reflects 20 gallons used, 20 gallons sewer, both being charged.

What if I water my yard? Does that mean I used those gallons for sewer? No, but I am incapable off providing this for myself, so the city does what it wants.

ANOTHER fee… Go figure. Wonder where that money is going since I am part of the TN Valley Authority (TVA) that paid out more than $94 Million in Christmas Bonuses alone in 2010. That seems fair, I should pay more after all according to our idiot President.

– Me

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