McCain on the Woodstock Museum

Filed under:Culture War,General,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 10/24/2007 @ 6:00 pm

From the Republican Presidential Debate earlier this week.

“Hillary tried to get a million dollars for the Woodstock museum. I understand it was a major cultural and pharmaceutical event. I couldn’t attend. I was tied up at the time.” —John McCain

How many lawyers does it take to rescue our soldiers?

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/16/2007 @ 9:27 am

From:New York Post

By CHARLES HURT, Bureau Chief

October 15, 2007 — WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence officials got mired for nearly 10 hours seeking approval to use wiretaps against al Qaeda terrorists suspected of kidnapping Queens soldier Alex Jimenez in Iraq earlier this year, The Post has learned.

Starting at 10 a.m. on May 15, according to a timeline provided to Congress by the director of national intelligence, lawyers for the National Security Agency met and determined that special approval from the attorney general would be required first.

For an excruciating nine hours and 38 minutes, searchers in Iraq waited as U.S. lawyers discussed legal issues and hammered out the “probable cause” necessary for the attorney general to grant such “emergency” permission.

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WAR IS TERRORISM!

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/15/2007 @ 9:15 am

 WAR IS TERRORISM!

That’s what someone painted on their rear windshield with thick red paint, no doubt to make it look as though it was painted in blood. Its always helpful when enlightened persons point things like that out to me.  I especially like it when they deface their personal property in the process.

National Intelligence Estimate Warns of Domestic Threat

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 10/9/2007 @ 5:45 pm

From: washingtonpost.com

The White House warned today that al-Qaeda is likely to intensify efforts to infiltrate terrorist operatives into the United States and expressed heightened concern about the potential use of improvised explosive devices, or makeshift bombs, in a domestic attack.

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A liberal’s lament: The NRA might be right after all

Filed under:Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 10/4/2007 @ 10:10 am

Here is a guy that doesn’t let his political point of view get in the way of his principles. My hat is off to you sir.

From: A liberal’s lament: The NRA might be right after all
By Jonathan Turley

None of this is easy for someone raised to believe that the Second Amendment was the dividing line between the enlightenment and the dark ages of American culture. Yet, it is time to honestly reconsider this amendment and admit that … here’s the really hard part … the NRA may have been right. This does not mean that Charlton Heston is the new Rosa Parks or that no restrictions can be placed on gun ownership. But it does appear that gun ownership was made a protected right by the Framers and, while we might not celebrate it, it is time that we recognize it.

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace