June 11, 2008 at 11:20 pm (General, Joanne, Progressive Thoughts)
Tags: Constitution, Economy, Healthcare, Politics, Vote, War, Women's Rights, Worker's Rights, Your Rights
May 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm (Joanne, News and Views, Progressive Thoughts)
Tags: Corruption, Crimes Against Humanity, Executive Orders, Government, Iran, Iraq, Joanne, Open Government, PNAC, Presidential Records Act, Project for a New American Century, War, WMD
I am in the process of writing a lengthy post on Executive Orders (EO) and our ever evaporating rights, but in the meantime, as I was reading (and reading and reading) hundreds of pages of EO’s, something struck me which I thought might make interesting reading in the interim. Please check back for the next installment of the EO signing party.
Today’s post delves into recent US history as well as current events.
We’ll start with a timeline of recent American history (don’t worry, there’s no test):
September 11, 2001; The day that changed everything.
As virtually everyone on the planet knows, America was attacked on September 11, 2001. At that time, we had the support of practically every country on the globe. Within days, we were told that nineteen terrorists, most from Saudi Arabia, crashed planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center killing more than three thousand people. We wanted, needed and deserved justice and revenge upon those who perpetrated this horrific event.
So, we bombed Afghanistan where many of these terrorists trained. And the country cheered! We’re going to blow those bastards into oblivion, something they richly deserved.
Then, we went on to attack…Iraq. Huh? But these terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. I am jumping ahead of myself. Let’s return to the timeline.
May 6, 2002; The day that changed America.
On December 21, 2000, President Clinton signed the Rome Statute (with support of US elected officials) to join the International Criminal Court – ICC – you know, those pesky people who hold international tribunals concerning Crimes Against Humanity at The Hague).). What many don’t know is that on May 6, 2002, The United States of America pulled out of the ICC.
Wonder why the United States of America pulled out of the ICC and how all this relates to Order, Acts and Lies?
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May 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm (Joanne, News and Views, Progressive Thoughts)
Tags: Government, insanity, Joanne, Politics, Progressive, terrorist
Jane Harman (D-CA) sucks. There’s no better way to say it. Why does Jane Harman suck? Because she introduced the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. An oddly named bill, reminiscent of The Patriot Act, The Protect America Act, and others which might be called anything but patriotic or protecting. And, for that, both it, and she, sucks. BTW, this bill is also loving called the Thought Crime Bill. Why? Watch and weep, then keep reading.
This clip is from the film Washington You’re Fired which you can purchase here. An excellent film, one I highly recommend.
Let me say, for the record, that in concept, I don’t think that it’s a bad thing to determine who might want to blow up both stuff and people in the US. If you read what’s on the House site regarding this bill, it sounds all rosy. That said, a generally worded document – no, LAW, of dubious origins (more below the fold), with inadequate definitions; definitions which are open to far too much interpretation for comfort, becomes something to fear greatly.
But that’s not the only reason Jane Harman sucks.
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