Zelaya accused of drug ties – money laundering

from Frank Bajak, AP

BOGOTA – The regime that ousted Manuel Zelaya in Honduras claimed Tuesday that the deposed president allowed tons of cocaine to be flown into the Central American country on its way to the United States.

“Every night, three or four Venezuelan-registered planes land without the permission of appropriate authorities and bring thousands of pounds … and packages of money that are the fruit of drug trafficking,” its foreign minister, Enrique Ortez, told CNN en Espanol.

“We have proof of all of this. Neighboring governments have it. The DEA has it,” he added.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne in Washington said he could neither confirm nor deny a DEA investigation.

toon063009Wannabe dictator-for-life Manuel Zelaya is a criminal thug.  No wonder Hugo, Daniel, Fidel, and Preznit Obama all love him.  They’re peas in the same pod.

Pensieve says, the real coup is being plotted as we speak.

right now, an emergency meeting of the entire ALBA is taking place in Nicaragua. This is Venezuelan Telesur’s highly biased article about it (Google translation). Chavez is there. I am sure they’ll try to overthrow the new government and establish a dictatorship. Chávez is bringing us to the brink of war!

This is playing exactly like how Chávez got into power in Venezuela in the first place. He was ousted for a few days…but made such a strong comeback, that he embarrassed the US and the world for backing his enemies.

More:  The Honduran Counter-Coup, NRO

Sotomayor reversed again. It’s Haiku time

Sonia Sotomayor’s 60% reversal rate wasn’t helped today by the Supreme Court decision in the New Haven firefighters case, Ricci v. DeStefano.

Obviously, the Supreme Court is short on empathy.

Sotomayor haiku, anyone?

Wise Latina judge
prosperous torts struggle, dry
blunt answers recur.

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squeaky short childless
catapult peeps blankly sounds
reconsider, first

—–

dignified duty
cries cries fairly, proud, brave, pure
winners restore pride

—–

Not bad, huh?

Well, I had some help. H/A, and MM have a nice roundup of reaction from the blogosphere.

Judicial News Monday

First up, The US Supreme Court has ruled in the Ricci discrimination case…. reversing the lower court, and finding in favor of Ricci.  The lower court included current SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

Second, from the Federal Courthouse in the Southern District of New York, Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 150 years, which is the statutory maximum sentence.  Might as well say, Madoff is sentenced to death in prison.

Billy Mays, 50, has died

from LATimes:

billy-maysTampa police say Billy Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.

Authorities say Mays was pronounced dead this morning after being found by his wife at home. There were no signs of a break-in, and investigators do not suspect foul play. The coroner’s office expects to have an autopsy done by Monday afternoon.

shamwow-guySham-wow guy could not be reached for comment

Zero Tolerance – WFFOT

I’ve got a message, for the eight Republicans who crossed the line to vote for the cap’n trade bill.

I’m sick and tired of this nonsense.

Life is good.  You’ve heard me say that many times.  But the fact is, until we demand that it stays good, and not put off till tomorrow to when you might be less busy, or more outraged, then every idiocy that has  ever percolated to the top of the liberal wish list will become law:  enabled by poltroonish wads of goo like the 8 wads of goo named above.

No more concessions!

It’s time for Zero Freaking Tolerance.  No more allowance for the nutjobs.  No more concessions to the free lunch crowd.  No more agreement with the idiotic utopian premise of the psychotic Left.

NO to  industry destroying, job-exporting tax increases disguised as feel-good “save the planet,” man-made global warming mumbo-jumbo legislation that is rushed to the floor of the House, unread, undiscussed, unbelievable in its size and scope, and as unworkable  as a Rube Goldgerg mousetrap.

NO to the nationalization of the health-care profession.

NO to a free-spending, unaccountable Congress.

Argue every single piece of legislation, and every single appointment all the way. Demand the details of every bill put forward by the nutjobs, and if they won’t provide them, then walk out!  Call a press conference.  Name names.  Use the internet.  Make Youtube your ally.

And, when you do finally get some details, then comb them for every single crumb of waste.

If your elected representatives don’t vote for common sense then turn up the heat.  Make their professional lives a professional dolor. Call them, email them, make a video and post it on the internet.  Slap every single example of incompetence with an equal measure of common sense every single time.

Zero Freaking tolerance.  That’s what I’m talking about.

Think, people, think.   This Republic isn’t the way it is by accident.  We allowed it to happen.

It’s time to make common sense cool again.

Update:  From H/A, Energy Czar hasn’t read the bill either

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This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread — a Free Speech Zone.

WFFOT: Zero Freaking Tolerance, baby!

Dr. Dave has a message for the 8 Republicans who completely missed the Tea Party message, and voted for the cap and trade monstrosity.

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Trans-Nationalists And Gun Hater Confirmed By Senate As Legal Advisor To The State Department

After months of delays by the GOP, this nominee was finally brought to the Senate floor for a vote, which passed 62-35.
There were five alleged Republicans that voted ‘yea’ in the confirmation of this ridiculous excuse for a legal adviser. Even though you already know who they are, I will list them.

Collins (R-ME), Yea/ Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea/ Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea

Why am I being so unflattering to the newest addition to the bizarre current administration’s confirmation?
Here is a clue, from his own mouth:

“If you want to be in the global environment, you have to play by the global rules,” Koh told a Cleveland audience.

As one source described him:

Koh’s positions treat our constitutional law as if it were a mere local ordinance on the greater world stage. This is of particular concern to gun owners at a time when the U.S. Congress is under pressure from President Obama to ratify an international gun control treaty with countries in the western hemisphere. That treaty, known by its Spanish acronym CIFTA, would likely serve as a forerunner to a more extensive United Nations initiative, the “Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects.”

Another source describes him this way:

Former Clinton administration official Harold Koh, who has been dean of the Yale Law School since 2004, once wrote that the U.S. was part of an “axis of disobedience” with North Korea and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Koh also has long held that the U.S. should accept international law when deliberating cases at home.

Obama nominated Koh on March 23 to become the State Department’s legal adviser — an appointment that, if confirmed by the Senate, will give Koh far-reaching influence over the extent to which international norms affect U.S. law.

“This is not a desk job. This guy will be the face of American international law around the world,” said Steven Gross, legal expert and fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

“The top legal adviser at State travels extensively and is involved in international legal negotiations, treaties and in major United Nations conferences.

“The president should have the right to choose the most conservative or liberal legal advisers to give them advice, but this is much more than that. The concern is that he cares as much about — if not more about — international law and integrating that into the American judicial system than he does about protecting American prerogatives and American sovereignty,” Gross said.

Koh, in an email to Yale Law, said this:

“I feel like I am setting sail on a thrilling new adventure,”

I suspect that thrill will be accompanied by a weird tingling sensation to the legs of certain members of the alleged progressive community.

Aside from his obvious support for internationalizing American law traditions, his ‘trans-nationalism’ is a direct threat to the sovereignty of our nation, which would effect every article of the Bill of Rights. Koh has said little to dissuade me, and others, that his perspective is not a danger to our Constitution.

On different occasions, Koh has stated the following:

In an article published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law in 2004, Koh wrote, “What role can transnational legal process play in affecting the behavior of several nations whose disobedience with international law has attracted global attention after September 11th — most prominently, North Korea, Iraq and our own country, the United States of America? For shorthand purposes, I will call these countries ‘the axis of disobedience.'”

In a Stanford Law Review article published in May 2003, Koh wrote that supporters of the International Criminal Court should bring pressure to bear on U.S. opinion “with an eye toward persuading U.S. officials that the ICC actually serves U.S. interests.”

“We should resist the claim that a War on Terror permits the commander in chief’s power to be expanded into a wanton power to act as torturer in chief,” Koh wrote in an article published in May 2006 in the Indiana Law Journal.

Koh also advocates a “transnational legal process” and has criticized the U.S. for its failure to “obey global norms.”

In a paper entitled “A world drowning in guns,” Koh maintains that a civil society cannot exist with broad gun ownership: “Guns kill civil society,” he said.

I know there will be some who praise his work as a legal scholar, and Dean of Yale Law, but to the majority of American citizens, who don’t give a Tinker’s Dam about what other countries in our hemisphere, or beyond, have to say about our Constitutional Republic, his perspectives reside in the koffee klatches of liberal academes, not the real world. That he supports subverting our Constitution to the whims of foreign courts is as absurd a notion as I’ve seen come down the pike.

As for the CIFTA, that was mentioned up above, I could provide a link to the formal treaty with its sophistic terminology, and let you muddle through it with glazed eyes, but I won’t do that to you.
Instead, here is an analysis of the treaty, which has been languishing away in dusty bins with other treacherous documents, by Gun Owners Of America.

Finally, under Article XXIX, if Mexico demands the extradition of a lawful American gun dealer, the U.S. would be required to resolve the dispute through “other means of peaceful settlement.” Does anyone want to risk sweltering in a Mexican jail at the mercy of the Obama administration?

There is also this excellent video by GOA, which explains nicely what the treaty could do.

We will have to wait and see if this lecherous individual will be as damaging to U.S. interests, as I and others fear.
For now we can only wait and see, and while waiting, fumigate our parties ‘big tent’ of such unworthy politicians, as the five who voted for this confirmation.

*CROSS POSTED*
At LGF2 and Urban Grounds.

70’s icons

farrah red swimsuit photoFarrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both passed away today.
Her red swim suit poster, and his single white glove were their exclusive signatures.

There probably aren’t too many baby-boomer males who don’t think that Lee Majors’ ex-wife was probably the hottest babe to appear on the TV screen. And, though Bo Derek later made the claim to be the perfect “10,” Farrah’s beauty was second to none.

Jackson’s life is best described by his work. It’s probably better that way, since his life away from the stage and the recording studio was strange, to say the least.

Even so, I still believe he got a bum rap on the child-molestation circus.

Here is a video from the 1979 album  “Off the Wall,”

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