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Proud to be an American

Finally, someone stood up for us and the Constitution. Whether you agree politically with Rand Paul makes little difference. He did what few other Congressmen do, he stood for all of us. Brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. R-words had better wise up,

While “yesterday’s mashed potatoes” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham were busy letting President Obama pick up the tab for a dinnertime schmooze-fest, Rand Paul captured the nation’s attention with an epic 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director.

Stale old guard: You’ve been replaced. And we’re OK with that.

Rand Paul is a hero today, a man with a backbone who stands by his convictions.

Dick Durbin, not so much.   He wouldn’t allow a vote on a non-binding resolution regarding drone killing of US citizens on US soil.

Quotes of the day and this  http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/07/3-takeaways-from-rand-pauls-standwithran

The filibuster succeeded precisely because it wasn’t a cheap partisan ploy but because the substance under discussion – why won’t the president of the United States, his attorney general, and his nominee to head the CIA explain their views on limits to their power? – transcends anything so banal or ephemeral as party affiliation or ideological score-settling.

The chills started early in the filibuster as Paul said things along the lines of, “If you’re gonna kill people in America [as terrorists], you need rules and we need to know your rules,” and “To be bombed in your sleep – there’s nothing American, nothing constitutional, about that” (these quotes are paraphrases). Those are not the words of a career politician trying to gain an advantage during the next round of horse-trading over a pork-barrel project. They are the words of a patriot who puts his country first and they inspire accordingly.

I am sure this will be little noted by the LSM. They are much too busy being hypocrites and attacking Rand Paul and the R-words who stood with him.

Bin Laden’s son-in-law, an Al Qaeda operative, was captured by the CIA while on his way from Jordan to Kuwait.

The U.S. asked Turkey to extradite Abu Ghaith after his detention in Ankara early February.

Abu Ghaith, the former spokesman of the al-Qaeda terror network, was seized in a luxury hotel in Ankara after a tip-off from CIA. He was held there by police for 33 days, the Hürriyet report said.

However, a Turkish court decided to release Abu Ghaith after 33 days in detention on the grounds that he had not committed any crime in Turkey.

Ankara considered Ghaith a “stateless” person, as he was stripped of his Kuwaiti nationality after appearing in videos defending the 9/11 attacks and threatening further violence.

Turkish police also found no criminal record for Abu Ghaith, who entered the country illegally from Iran; he could therefore be deported to Iran or to another country of his choice. After Iran did not accept him, Turkey decided to send him to Kuwait via Jordan. Abu Ghaith was sent to Jordan on March 1, the same day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Turkey.

Time to cut the ever expanding paycayshuns.

President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha’s Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year.

A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast.

So far, the White House isn’t saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

This post will take the place of Friday Bits and Pieces. Have to be out most of the day attending to business.

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21 Comments

  1. Note to Senators McCain and Graham…..the question needed to be asked and answered….
    when Preezy told Hispanics to “fight their enemies” and told some of his base he will “bring a gun to a knife fight” I sure as heck was more than a little sceptical of how far he would push the drone program on US soil.

  2. When I learned McCain was sour, I was all the more prouder of Rand.
    I admire McCain for his military service, but his record of guarding the Constitution while wearing a suit and tie has been awkward and dissatisfactory..
    I’m glad the old boys are riled. Many of them are the reason we are in this mess in the first place. If I wanted a liberal, I would’ve voted for a liberal.

    • Amen to that! I am sorry to see that Kelly Ayotte seems to be standing with McCain and Graham…had hoped she’d be more aligned with Rand and Ted.

  3. Awkwardest elevator ride ever…….. LOL 😀 Picture, thousand words ROFL
    Just. It is. You know it is. Aaaaand this is basically right after John McCain got off the Senate floor after attempting to rip Rand Paul a new one for being a petulant child and not allowing the President to kill people with airborne robots.

    http://nakeddc.com/2013/03/07/awkwardest-elevator-ride-ever/

  4. Vivienne Westwood ….”Westwood: First lady’s clothes are ‘dreadful'”

    Q. You must love our first lady, who is famous for recycling her clothes.
    A. Don’t talk about her. It’s dreadful what she wears.
    Q. What?

    LOL 😀

    She doesn’t want to talk about MO. The next four years are going to be fun. Books coming out, journalists speaking up, criticism from the left and right, The best is yet to come. Westwood says what we have been saying for 5 years.
    MO is a mess!!

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/03/westwood-first-ladys-clothes-are-dreadful-158755.html?hp=r11

  5. Why is he facing a “civil trial”? Why do we have to read foreign papers to find out about all this?

    “Ghaith will be arraigned on Friday and would be one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to face a US civil trial.”

    http://www.france24.com/en/20130308-qaeda-spokesman-ghaith-charges-usa-court-bin-laden-son-law

  6. Damned lies BO tells proved to be …well…damned lies

    report by the Congressional Research Service shows that oil production on federal lands took another dip in 2012, while overall U.S. oil production has exploded due to increased production on private and state lands.

    “All of the increased production from FY2007 to FY2012 took place on non-federal lands, causing the federal share of total U.S. crude oil production to fall by about seven percentage points,” according to the report. “Overall, U.S. natural gas production rose by four trillion cubic feet (tcf) or 20% since 2007, while production on federal lands (onshore and offshore) fell by about 33% and production on non-federal lands grew by 40%.”

    Since President Obama took office, oil and natural gas production on private and state lands has increased. In 2009, non-federal lands produced 3,487,800 barrels of oil per day which grew to 4,580,800 barrels per day last year. Non-federal lands produced 16,233 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2009 and expanded to 20,242 billion cubic feet in 2012.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/07/report-oil-production-on-federal-lands-falls-again/

  7. Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity offer to write check so kids can tour the White House….
    BO looking like the petty b**ch he is by closing the doors to the people’s House.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/07/fox-news-anchor-offers-to-save-white-house-tours-with-his-wallet/

    • HA! Good for them. I saw that on Fox last night. I bet that pisses BO off to no end. This whole sequester thing is totally backfiring. I am loving it! Especially when all the fact checkers out there are reporting that there really isn’t the big catasrophes that they predicted. Did you see that guy from the CDC get grilled on Capitol Hill for alleged vaccine shortages in Maryland??? It was great. I hope the heat continues to be turned up on these idiots in the government/admin. It is just fantastic to see these creeps squirm in their seats.

      • Yes I saw that guy, head of the CDC…all he could say was “I’ll have to get back to you on that”…BO was going to cut the specific program by 58 million, with sequester it will be cut by 30 million. He looked like a fool, like most of BO’s Boyz.
        Hype and blame is all BO knows about governing….petty, small and now jeered at. We’ve been right about BO and MO all along.

  8. How Preezy fell for the mandate myth….

    http://freebeacon.com/obama-on-his-heels/#.UTnUxXKruDQ.facebook

  9. McCain and Graham worry me, are these old hands so naive they can still be useful fools for Obama? I would not have thought it possible. The minute they agreed to that ‘dinner’

      • they seem to want the “laws of war” to apply to us, but not bin Laden’s son-in-law.
        Civil court and pleading “not guilty” at taxpayers expense. AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!
        I am so pi**ed

    • hit reply too soon..but this is not exactly deep…..when they agreed to the dinner, they sealed their fate, and are on their way under the bus.. They must know this, and if they don’t, they need to resign, and let someone with principles take their seats.

      • I’m sure at the dinner, there were swords hung by a hair over their chairs. I’d be leery of 0 shelling out for a cart hotdog. His covering the cost of a dinner always costs the guest their heart and soul.

  10. So disgusting…never, not ever will this type of political crap play well…makes a mockery of the justice system…
    […]President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder seem to believe that they will set a moral example for the world by showing that our civilian justice system is robust enough to try the most notorious terrorists. It will do precisely the opposite, because there is no possible way Abu Ghaith will receive a fair trial. He will never be presumed innocent and the Obama administration will never free him in the unlikely event that he is acquitted.

    The last time the U.S. faced this debate, in the Khalid Sheik Mohammed case, Obama and Holder essentially guaranteed that Mohammed would be found guilty and would not be released. Such proclamations do not demonstrate the virtue of the justice system; they make a mockery of it. Only in the military justice system, where an unlawful enemy combatant can be held while hostilities continue, can the rule of law truly be upheld.[…]

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/03/08/Kangaroo-Court-Obama-Defies-Congress-Endangers-U-S-by-Bringing-bin-Laden-Son-in-Law-to-New-York

    • srdem65

      How could they ever find an “impartial” jury in NYC? Who in their right mind would want to be on that jury?
      Surely, they have him in some super-duper isolation away from any prisoner who would want to be known as the “killer of BinLaden’s s.i.l”.
      Does anyone in the Obama administration have any brains at all….NO.

      • Exactly….all of it

  11. So, how the heck do they justify sending Malia to NYC for dinner with 8 of her friends and a table full of security and cut tours for other people’s kids to the White House?
    Talk about “greedy capitalist pigs”. One could make the case for that when dealing with teh WONS.

  12. President Barack Obama had a quiet dinner with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday night, but there was no sign of Michelle.

    Mr Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest announced that the trio had dinner together on Friday night, and it comes as little surprise that he needed a little time to vent to like-minded politicians that evening as it was the night that the sequester went into effect.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290372/President-Obama-dinner-Bill-Hillary-Clinton-Friday-night–Michelle.html#ixzz2N0xOzC5d

    Pretending to be a couple….you know something is up….besides venting

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