In promoting the nation-building enterprises upon which President George W. Bush embarked the U.S. military, the most visible and loudest voices of the conventional right are forever reminding the rest of us of the need for interminable war against the dreaded “Islamo-Fascist.” Anyone who doesn’t endorse the neoconservative vision of “the War on Terror,” or anyone, like President Obama, who doesn’t prosecute it with the neoconservative’s zeal, is deemed weak. As neoconservative radio and television personality Sean Hannity typically says of his political opponents, they simply do not grasp “the nature of evil in our time.”
New reports indicate that leftist billionaire George Soros is working to forge alliances with the radical Muslim Brotherhood by means of his financial contributions through a number of shadow organizations. Those organizations include the International Crisis Group, the organization behind the Responsibility to Protect doctrine under which the United States entered into Libya.
As federal officials face heat over their ineptitude in Project Gunrunner that was exposed by one whistleblower at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( still known as ATF), they are in desperate search for a party to blame. Who better than the whistleblower himself?
Fox News reports:
The Texas legislature has for some time now been considering legislation to criminalize the Transportation Security Administration’s groping of airplane passengers. The Lone Star State has not, however, tried to get the entire TSA banished from its borders, and with good reason: Last year the state made $300,000 from the sale of items confiscated by TSA agents.
"How sweet it is! Finally, after all these years! Caught?... You want to threaten me?... You want to threaten to pick me off from the cemetery across the street from my house now? Who's laughing now, Whitey?"
— WRKO-Boston radio talk-show host and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr
Nobody was happier to hear of the arrest of Boston Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger on June 22 than Boston radio talk show host and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr, who had reportedly been on a Bulger assassination list when Bulger was on his spree. (Only the fact that Carr came out of his house with his little daughter prevented triggerman Kevin Weeks from putting the outspoken columnist and top-rated talk-show host in the grave.)
In an effort to combat the gun smuggling of Mexican drug cartels, law enforcement in the United States created “Operation Fast and Furious,” a.k.a. Project Gunrunner. The plan was intended to pursue the prosecution of the “entire cartel network.” Unfortunately, despite the seemingly good intentions of the plan, a recently released congressional report indicates that it has turned out to be another grand failure. Fox News indicates that the plan has ultimately “left a trail of blood and bodies throughout the Southwest.”
Several days ago, the home of former Marine and Iraq combat veteran Jose Guerena was raided by local sheriffs in Pima County, Arizona, who were attempting to execute a narcotics search warrant. Unfortunately, the manner in which the SWAT team invaded Guerena’s home prompted Guerena to reach for his gun to protect himself and his family. Sheriffs then shot off 71 rounds and hit Guerena with 22, killing him. The department has officially taken responsibility for the fatal shooting.
If you live in Tennessee you should think twice before giving your Netflix password to a friend.
On May 30, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 1783/Senate Bill 1659 into law. The new statute, Public Chapter No. 348, criminalizes the use of the login information of an account for any “entertainment subscription services.” Such services include Netflix, the popular video-on-demand service, as well as Rhapsody, a similar site dedicated to streaming music.
The public outcry against the privacy violations of Transportation Security Administration agents continues to be impassioned. This week, an unsettling video of a woman undergoing TSA screening at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport went viral, once against drawing attention to the various unconstitutional endeavors being undertaken at airports nationwide.