Welcome to a special edition of The Weekly Claw. My draft column for March 23rd was getting a wee bit long, so I have taken some of the content and moved it to this edition.
I fully support the military actions against Libya. My main complaints are that they should have started a few days earlier and The Won should have gotten Congressional approval first. The actions do, however, bring up an interesting point. When George W. Bush was President and they were campaigning against each other (and W even though he wasn’t running), both Barack and Hillary! were completely opposed to such actions. The Won said, “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Former President Hillary said, “The President has the solemn duty to defend our Nation. If the country is under truly imminent threat of attack, of course the President must take appropriate action to defend us. At the same time, the Constitution requires Congress to authorize war. I do not believe that the President can take military action — including any kind of strategic bombing — against Iran without congressional authorization. That is why I have supported legislation [GG: also supported by Obama] to bar President Bush from doing so and that is also why I think it is irresponsible to suggest, as some have recently, that anything Congress already has enacted provides that authority.” That’s kind of a funny position for Hillary! to take, since she (well…technically her husband) authorized a bunch of air strikes against Iraq when they broke the terms of the 1991 cease fire repeatedly. My how the rhetoric of the far left changes when one of their own is in the White House.
The left has already started saying how “judicious” (Jim McDermott) Barack Obama has been in taking action in Libya, while George W. Bush took us into Iraq “all alone” and without any international support. Let’s look at this from a couple of angles. Obama got authorization from the United Nations, but not from our own Congress. THAT is not legal according to the War Powers Act. George W. Bush also waited for a UN resolution before Iraq 2003, but he didn’t need it, nor did he need Congressional approval, which he got anyway. Iraq had violated a ceasefire treaty that had been agreed upon in 1991. The terms mandated that if Saddam broke the agreement, the Desert Storm Coalition was OBLIGED under international law to reform and forcibly remove him from power. Our own Senate had agreed to that ceasefire accord, so further Congressional approval was not necessary. How many times do I need to repeat this before it sinks into the dense liberal skulls…and the dense skulls of the GOP? When the left calls W a “cowboy”, we need to make this point clearly!
When one group of people launches over 50 mortar shots across a border into another people’s territory, it is usually considered to be an act of war. The peaceful folks of Hamas did just that on Saturday. Of course, any retaliation by the Israelis will be considered unjustified and pure-D-wrong by the world community, but the Crawfish says Israel needs to wipe out all of the rat nests in Gaza and the West Bank. If the so-called palestinians don’t like it, they can move to Jordan or Syria.
Wow. Janet Incompetano can’t screen ANYTHING coming across the border, but she can have every flight coming in from Japan thoroughly screened.
Meanwhile, there is a new drug to help prevent radiation sickness, and it could also help those who face heavy radiation treatments for diseases. It was NOT developed by the eeeeevillll big pharmaceutical companies, and had no union involvement. It was developed by the United States military. Of course, the FDA, which is banning Primatene Mist, hasn’t given the wonder drug approval, yet.
Which is more important, the desires of a few extremist envirowackos or the health of millions of asthma sufferers in the United States. Considering who is in the White House and who is in charge of the Senate, do you really have any doubt to the answer for that question? Primatene Mist, the ONLY over the counter inhaler for mild asthma, is going to be banned by the FDA because it contains chlorofluorocarbons. CFCs are on The Prophet Algoracle’s no-no list, and that trumps health concerns in America.
Somehow, I think this preacher is about as “reverend” as Jesse Hijackson and Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton. “Gimme all yo mo-nay, or you will go to Hell!”
I’m not saying that I knew who was going to be number 1 or anything, but I did live in that area for seven years.
They’re not union, but they certainly leftists, and their civility is just what we have come to expect from the left. Socialists banded together with anti-American left-wing open border advocates for a rally in the City of the Illegal Mayor. Their civility message was, “OPEN THE FU**ING BORDERS!” Well, that and American conservatives are Nazis and racists.
GOOD NEWS! We have now reached the point where all “mandatory” federal spending, which does NOT include Defense, now exceeds all revenue that the gummint takes in! Yes, even if we were to not spend a dime on the military, homeland security, interstate highways, national parks, and all other “discretionary” programs, we would still have a deficit. Thank you Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy P-Lousy. In the last year of W, the “mandatory” spending was $914 billion LESS than the revenue. If we were to really look at the “mandatory” programs, we would probably find that the majority of that spending is not Constitutional, so it really isn’t “mandatory” at all.
FINALLY! The Securities and Exchange Commission is filing charges against some of the executives of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae for the roles they had in the credit collapse and all of the fraud that had been committed by those entities. Unfortunately, Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick, who both made millions from Freddie and Fannie, are not being charged since they were also big-time Democrat fundraisers and donors.
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”–George Washington