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A Travesty

Score One For The Good Guys

but also

Score One For The Bad Guys

bowe bergdahl

  US Army Deserter Bowe                       Bergdahl

 THE GOOD NEWS –

NBC News is reporting this morning that: “Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, a senior defense officials tell NBC News. The officials say the charges could be referred within a week.”

Great!


THE BAD NEWS –

NBC also is reporting that  “While a court-martial could lead to imprisonment, defense and military officials tell NBC News it is likely Bergdahl would be given consideration for the 5 years he spent in captivity and be permitted to leave the Army with a “less than honorable discharge.”

No Prison Time?

 Say What ?


The Crusty Conservative™

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

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Obama Causes Another Crisis

5/7/14 – LA Traffic Crisis

In the Chinese language the word “crisis” is written as two characters. The first character represents “danger” while the second stands for “opportunity”.

Fundraising

Fundraising

Every time that Obama visits Los Angeles for one of his frequent fundraisers, he puts LA’s fragile, congested traffic system in danger of gridlock and total collapse. Miles and miles of freeway lanes and surface streets are cordoned for him while hundreds of intersections are closed to allow his large motorcades safe and swift passage.

 

Tonight, the Los Angeles’ traffic system will again be in real danger of total collapse as Air

Presidential Gridlock

Presidential Gridlock

Force One touches down at LAX at exactly 5 PM. The arrival will be followed, at the height of rush hour, by two large presidential motorcades through West LA, Culver City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills enroute to a fundraiser in Bel Air and then back to Century City. These motorcades will bring the entire Westside of Los Angeles to a standstill during rush hours and put commuters in danger of complete gridlock.

According to the Chinese definition of the word crisis, tonight’s motorcades will raise the gridlock danger to the crisis level as the element of opportunity is added to the imminent traffic dangers.  Los Angeles all news radio station KNX has identified a major opportunity for them from the impending traffic nightmare and are capitalizing on it. They have announced that their newly established “Special Presidential Motorcade Traffic Desk” will be operational all afternoon and evening bringing up to the minute traffic info to listeners every 5 minutes. Rumor has it that the costs of commercials on that station before and after these frequent “Special Presidential Motorcade Traffic Reports” have more than doubled from their normal costs. Congratulations to KNX on their resourcefulness in identifying and exploiting this opportunity and raising what would normally be just another danger to the level of a crisis.

Danger + Opportunity = Crisis

Courtesy of Obama & KNX tonight in LA!

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The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

Last night, while watching the news coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquittal on Fox News and CNN, several reporters and pundits preached a startling new line. Over George-Zimmermanand over again, they kept saying that Zimmerman “had not been found innocent” of the murdering Trayvon Martin. Rather, they reasoned that the prosecution had simply not been able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was guilty.  The implication was that Zimmerman was guilty, but the prosecutors were too inept in collecting and presenting the evidence to prove it.

Wow!  Whoa!  Stop the presses!

I always thought that the underlying principle of the American justice system was that a person was innocent until they were proven guilty of a crime. If that is indeed the case, yesterday’s jury verdict proclaimed George Zimmerman’s innocence.

Did not Zimmerman enter the courtroom

Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

as an innocent man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?  Did not the jury thereafter find him “Not Guilty” of the charges brought?  Then I ask, did not George Zimmerman leave the courtroom yesterday just as he came in to it  – An Innocent Man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?

Wake up Fox News. Wake up CNN. Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

July 14, 2013

The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

 

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Where does the federal government get its authority to decide who lives and who dies?

Where does the Constitution grant the federal government the power to decide who lives and who dies?

TransplantI always thought that God reserved that right to himself, but I guess that I have been wrong for all of these years. Evidently, the Department of Health and Human Services is making life and death decisions as to who gets organ transports and who does not.

Yesterday, I became aware of this, for the first time, when a federal judge ruled that a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in need of a lung transplant must be added to the list of adults who need organs. The judge ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to suspend rules that limit the organs availability to children younger than 10. Congressional Republicans have been pressing Sebelius to intervene in the girl’s case since last week. Sebelius has declined, saying she would review the policies on transplants for children but that making a one-time exception for this girl would deny a transplant to another young child. Yesterday, Judge Michael Baylson ordered Sebelius to make an exception,. The girl is more likely to get a transplant in time to save her life because of the judge’s order.

When I heard of this case and the resulting decision, I was incredulous and immediately questioned who gave the Department of Health and Human Services the authority to decide on the life and death issues of who gets organ transplants. I quickly re-read the Constitution, but could not find a provision that gave the executive branch of the federal government the power to decide whether an individual, law abiding citizen lived or died. Perhaps God visited Ms. Sebelius in the middle of the night and appointed her his proxy on earth in these matters. I rather doubt that.

I fully understand that priorities must be established on a medical basis for determining who gets organ transplants. However, I do question why one partisan, federal bureaucrat has the power and the authority to suspend the rules set by medical community and make arbitrary decisions on who gets organ transplants and who does not.  And I further ask by what or on whose authority does this pseudo-god act.

Although all of the newscasts last night covered and applauded the Judge’s decision in this case, only Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano dared to pose the question – on what or on whose authority was the federal government, and specifically Ms. Sebelius, acting in making these life and death decisions. Clearly it was not as result of authority derived from the U.S. Constitution and I am equally sure that God did not authorize her to act in his stead. If it is neither by the Constitution’s nor on God’s authority, then under what authority is the federal government acting?

The Crusty Conservative

June 6,2013

 

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