“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 1823
Glenn covers the amount of control the federal government now has over our lives ranging from the indoctrination that American children receive in the public school system that has only been controlled by the DOE since 1979, to the Energy Department’s nudging of green issues, to Cass Sunstein’s belief that the Constitution is irrelevant because it cannot keep up with the times (Cass, ya asshat, please see the quote above).
BUT Glenn starts the show by discounting ImADinnerJacket’s comments to the UN about the federal government being behind 9.11. I absolutely hate it when he does that because there is just too much evidence from scientists, 9.11 first responders, architects, and demolition experts (worldwide) that shows something other than 19 islamic jihadists brought those three WTC buildings down all by themselves. (But I digress…)
Entertaining to hear Newt Gingrich, of all people, state that when it comes to a nuclear weapons policy, Obama is living in a fantasy and that he is potentially the most dangerous president ever. Meanwhile Iran is laughing at us. I freakin’ hate being right sometimes.
Do I think that many hostile, terrorist filled nations are just salivating while they wait for Americans to do something unbelievably stupid and downright moronic as electing Barack Obama? OH YEAH!
I would be a fool to vote for Barack Obama because I believe he is WEAK AND SPINELESS and will allow our country to be overrun by the very same assholes that bombed us 7 years ago because he will blink when he should have stood tall.
The pResident blinked with the Somali pirates; what happens with I’m-A-Dinner-Jacket?
And now, the spineless-resident-in-chief lays down the law.
Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons.
But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.
Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.
It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the cold war. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
I just love that term, pantywaist, don’t you. Remember how he choked during the Somali pirate crisis? Does anybody think Sarah Palin, John McCain, or even British MP, Daniel Hannan would be allowing I’madinnerjacket the leeway that Obama has given the crazed Iranian dictator in the last few months? I’madinnerjacket is waving his private parts at Obama’s auntie.
Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran test-fired short-range missiles as its elite Revolutionary Guards began war games on Sunday aimed at boosting the Islamic Republic’s deterrent capabilities, official media reported.
The missile maneuvers coincide with increased tension in nuclear dispute with the West, after last week’s disclosure by Tehran that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant.
State radio said the Guards on Monday would test-fire the Shahab 3 missile, which Iranian officials say has a range of around 2,000 km, potentially putting Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf within reach. It has been tested several times before.
Iran’s English-language Press TV said two short-range missiles as well as a multiple missile launcher were tested on the exercise’s first day.
Iran has said it would respond to any attack by targeting U.S. interests in the region and Israel, as well as closing the Strait of Hormuz, a vital route for world oil supplies.
What do you think Bibi and the rest of Israel are doing right now?