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  • JF commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: Nutcracker Edition by Elliott.

    2014-12-14 12:21:56View | Delete

    This morning on @meetthepress: a network exclusive with fmr. Vice Pres. Dick Cheney on, what some have dubbed, the torture report.

    Chuck Todd, who some have dubbed a journalist.

    What a toady.

  • JF commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: Nutcracker Edition by Elliott.

    2014-12-14 10:24:29View | Delete

    All the people on the air lamenting the fact that none of the CIA crowd involved in torture were not interviewed are making me sick. Why would you interview them a dozen years later when you have their contemporaneous notes, communications, and reports ? So they could LIE just as they’re doing now ? If [...]

  • JF commented on the blog post It’s never a good sign when you start paraphrasing Judy Miller

    2014-12-12 11:41:22View | Delete

    During his presser, Brennan was channeling Captain Renault from ‘Casablanca’ (why I’m shocked ! SHOCKED !), as he was throwing his CIA underlings under the bus, just in case there are war crimes prosecutions.

    Then there were the classic “Mistakes Were Made” and “unknowable” among others. To paraphrase Mr. Rogers, can you say BACKPEDDLE boys and girls ? I knew you could.

  • JF commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: December 7, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-12-07 16:48:29View | Delete

    Bob Schieffer on ‘Face the Nation’, in regards to the release of the Senate Committee CIA torture report.

    The report, which was approved only by Democrats on the committee, concludes that: * The CIA routinely went beyond what was legally allowable * These techniques were not effective in getting information * The agency systematically lied to [...]

  • Those arguments have been made for years and shot down every time.

    I’m well aware. You’re missing my point.

    I want to see the hypocritical response. The laughable attempt to defend the indefensible.

  • That isn’t going to happen because defense attorneys cannot even enter the grand jury room, much less participate in the process.

    Of course, but can’t wait for the equal justice arguments to be made and then watch the hypocrisy cascade like an overflowing toilet.

  • Can’t WAIT for a defense attorney from the same Missouri and New York jurisdictions to demand the same access to the Grand Jury that Wilson and Pantaleo got. Testimony by defense witnesses and expert defense witnesses, and the entering of defense evidence. Not to mention arguments by the defense attorney, given that both prosecutors acted like defense attorneys, treating the defendants like victims and the victims like defendants.

  • JF commented on the diary post St.Louis police need to STFU and stop killing people UPDATES (2) BELOW by Masoninblue.

    2014-12-02 10:00:32View | Delete

    Everyone needs to keep in mind that neither the storeowner or any store employees have ever alleged any “robbery” “theft” “assault” or any other crime by Brown, and none of them ever called the police. And, as ChePasa mentioned, the police report that states a “box of cigars” was “stolen” by Brown is demonstrably false (Gee, [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post St.Louis police need to STFU and stop killing people UPDATES (2) BELOW by Masoninblue.

    2014-12-01 20:08:19View | Delete

    Mike Brown was guilty of theft and assault when he took the cigars

    You mean the Swisher Sweets he paid for ?

    Same with Wilson. He was guilty of what he did as soon as he did it, but he has to be afforded the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, which he has not been.

    I’m [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post St.Louis police need to STFU and stop killing people UPDATES (2) BELOW by Masoninblue.

    2014-12-01 17:23:41View | Delete

    The ‘St. Louis County Police Association’ called the “gesture” by the Rams’ players:

    Tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory

    and went on to complain that:

    they take to the turf to call a now-exonerated officer a murderer, that is way out-of-bounds

    * First, how did they get that the players were calling anything whatsoever from a SILENT protest ? [...]

  • The bottom line is the prosecutor treated the defendant as the victim and the victim as the defendant.

    Any attorney worth a damn would advise their client who had shot someone to death NOT to voluntarily testify in front of a Grand Jury, as the sworn record could potentially be used to contradict them at a subsequent trial. Obviously that was not a concern for Wilson, as the fix was in.

    Some interesting data from the Grand Jury that is contrary to the spin presented by the prosecutor and Wilson:

    * More than 50% of the witnesses said that Michael Brown held his hands up when Darren Wilson shot him (16 out of 29).

    * More than half of the witnesses said that Brown was running away from Wilson when the police officer opened fire on the 18-year-old, while fewer than one-fifth of witnesses indicated that was not the case.

    Also, it was heartening to see so many people, in so many cities and college campuses around the country, peacefully protesting this perversion of justice.

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-25 10:07:30View | Delete

    Great, when was that sentence written?

    Eh, as noted, 1986 and 1990, respectively.

    Where is the link?

    So, let me get this straight. You want a “link” from 1986, or even 1990, when simple widespread dial-up didn’t even exist until 1995 ?

    Reagan and Bush did the same thing, no need to think about it any further

    Actually, [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-24 21:07:57View | Delete

    do two wrongs make a right?

    Exactly WHERE are the “wrongs” ?

    is that your point?

    I’m afraid not.

    what about an executive order you dont like?

    It has nothing whatsoever to do with what I “like” or “don’t like”.

    no man should have that power

    A) Ah, it’s specified in the U.S. Constitution. B) Even the immigration statute, [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-24 17:11:52View | Delete

    The ‘Associated Press’ reported at the time that: * Reagan, in 1986, issued an executive order covering the undocumented children of immigrants who had been granted amnesty under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, by means of prosecutorial discretion. * Poppy Bush, in 1990, created a program called “family fairness”, which deferred deportations through prosecutorial [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-24 14:03:59View | Delete

    I was responding specifically to you and your assertion

    Obviously not. Let’s try this again:

    Eleven presidents, back to Eisenhower, used executive actions in regards to immigration

    That’s a fact. Nowhere did I state that “Eisenhower’s actions” were “like the one being undertaken by Obama” AS YOU FALSELY CLAIMED.

    both Reagan and Poppy Bush specifically used executive actions [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-24 11:12:14View | Delete

    Eisenhower’s actions were not at all like the one being undertaken by Obama.

    WHO claimed they were ?

    The actions taken by Reagan and George H.W. Bush bear more resemblance to Obama’s.

    Which is what I posted.

    Do you actually read what others post ?

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-23 15:27:23View | Delete

    Eleven presidents, back to Eisenhower, used executive actions in regards to immigration, but both Reagan and Poppy Bush specifically used executive actions in regards to prosecutorial discretion of immigrants, just as Obama did.

    But of course, he’s a BLACK MAN in the White House.

  • JF commented on the diary post Video: SNL Spoofs Obama’s Amnesty Order by jbade.

    2014-11-23 15:23:26View | Delete

    ‘Signing Statements’ are a different animal.

  • JF commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-23 10:13:47View | Delete

    If Browns’ lawyer said that, it sounds like he’s from out of state and they better switch to an in-state lawyer ASAP.

    Even if he is from out of state, as you well know, it is SOP that attorneys must utilize an in-state attorney of record as part of their team, and that attorney obviously would [...]

  • JF commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-23 09:41:41View | Delete

    Benjamin Crump, the lead Attorney for the Brown family, during his appearance on ‘THIS WEEK’, said of the prosecutor’s procedures in regards to the Grand Jury:

    “This process is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my 20 years of practice”

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