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Archive for April, 2008

CAGW’s 2008 Pig Book Names Names

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2008 edition of the Pig Book. CAGW found $17.2 billion in pork for fiscal year 2008 and this time, they named names. The top 5 porkers in the Senate were: #1 Cochran (R): 241 projects costing $892.2 million. #2 Stevens (R): 150 projects costing $469.4 million #3 Shelby [...]

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Thank You, Big Oil

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Glenn Beck on CNN wrote a nice little piece about the hypocrisy of “environmentalists” and why we shouldn’t be demonizing “Big Oil” for working for profit.  Worth a quick read.

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Bill Of Rights ? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Bill Of Rights !

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

As if yesterday’s memo asserting unprecedented extra constitutional Executive authority weren’t bad enough, the Associated Press reports today that former Presidential adviser John Yoo also asserted that a key provision of the Bill of Rights could be ignored in the name of the War On Terror: For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11 [...]

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Did Hillary Clinton Attempt to Deny Richard Nixon Legal Counsel?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

According to Hillary Clinton’s former boss Jerry Zeifman, she did that and more. Zeifman, who was the Judiciary Chief of Staff during the Watergate scandal, supervised a 27 year-old Hillary Rodham who was on the House Judiciary Committee. Apparently, Hillary believed that she had discovered a legal loophole which would deny President Richard Nixon his [...]

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Constitution ? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution !

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The Bush Administration yet again demonstrates the depths of it’s depravity: The Justice Department sent a legal memorandum to the Pentagon in 2003 asserting that federal laws prohibiting assault, maiming and other crimes did not apply to military interrogators who questioned al-Qaeda captives because the president’s ultimate authority as commander in chief overrode such statutes. [...]

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Cuba — Can You Hear Me Now?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Now, you’re not going to hear me defend Raul Castro very often, but he has at least made some slight easing on the restrictions of ordinary Cubans. Among other things, he’s lifted the ban on private ownership of cell phones. Most of the changes are very small, but typically freedom is an infectious organism, and [...]

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It’s Funny Because It’s True

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
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Another Congressional Show Trial

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The heads of so-called “Big Oil” were brought before yet another Stalinist tribunal Congressional Committee today and asked to explain how they could commit the unpardonable sin of making a profit: WASHINGTON — Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any [...]

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