the tragicomedy of conservatism, clouds and glass

Some current news that is funny or dark, or both. Arizona ‘BUYcott’ organizer: ‘ID-ing everybody’ will make the ‘illegal criminals disappear like cockroaches.’ It is wrong for people to be in the U.S. illegally. The rule of law and all. The problem with laws like Arizona’s is it places an extraordinary amount of pressure on law enforcement to carry out extra duties for which they do not have adequate manpower or technical resources ( plus it puts every citizen in the position of having to prove their citizenship. Could you do that if you were stopped for a traffic violation today.) The state or at least those running it feel that it is fine to create what amounts to an unfunded mandate to the federal government which is supposed to make up for this short fall in state resources. States have never had the constitutional authority to force the federal government to carry out state laws, much less unfunded ones. So that rule of law stuff swings both ways as it were. Arizona’s general attitude will likely come at a price. At the cost of about $26.4 billion in economic activity and the loss of 140,324 jobs. One language we all speak in the U.S.A. is money.

Tony Perkins: DADT Repeal Would Open Doors To Disease-Ridden Homosexuals, Force Christians Out – Perkins argues that repealing DADT would usher in an unconstitutional “left-wing social dogma” (emphasis mine). Are right-wing social conservatives incapable of distinguishing between the dancing unicorns in their head and knowledge. We’ve been down this road before; Marx, Stalin, Mao and the fascists have all had anti-gay political agendas. A study – I won’t take time to explain to Mr. Perkins what those are – done on letting gay men and women serve openly in the military says they will not affect military discipline or readiness. Even the generally small and big c conservative Milbloggers endorses doing away with DADT. This is the hilarious part. If fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is about spreading and defending freedom, gay soldiers are dying for Perkins right to act like an assclown.

There is a popular conservative blog called HotAir. Judging from the name, among other things they apparently do not get irony. On hearing that the marriage of the former Vice-President Gore’s marriage  was stressed by the Supreme Court decision to appoint Dubya president and that stress was a contributing factor to their pending divorce HotAir writes – ‘Blame Bush’ Du Jour: Ending the Gore Marriage, By Doug Powers  •  June 1, 2010 10:28 PM

When it comes to things that caused Al and Tipper Gore to lose sleep and ultimately their love for each other, it turns out that George W. Bush was higher on the list than chlorofluorocarbons and Twisted Sister — at least according to a “family friend.”

Along with hotels that charge by the hour, we can add HotAir to purveyors of the cheap and tawdry.

I knew that ABC, with an occasional exception, were members of the fine art of plastic corporate media infotainment, but I didn’t know they were in the conservative felon apologist and rehabilitation club, O’Keefe and Breitbart launch Great American Rehab Tour on GMA

In fact, NewsCorpse compares O’Keefe’s latest report to reality. As usual, there are pesky little details that expose his bias and tendency to lie yet again, and expose O’Keefe to the possibility of additional criminal charges…

So what we have here is O’Keefe confessing again to a crime. He knowingly signed the time sheet despite his having lied on it about the hours he worked. He knew that it was unlawful to do so, yet he did it anyway. This couldn’t be a more clear cut case. What’s more, there are laws against interfering with the conduct of the census. Since O’Keefe never intended to provide the services to which he agreed upon on employment, he could be liable for additional charges in that regard. And that’s not all. The Washington Post reports that O’Keefe may also have broken laws relating to surreptitiously recording Commerce Department conversations.

As residents of the Steel Bar Resort will tell anyone, don’t mess with the feds. If O’Keefe is charged and convicted of his census worker antics that will make strike two. He’s rather small to be flirting with spending time in the pen. Contrary to what some believe our prisons are not country clubs. More here – Surprise! O’Keefe edits out inconvenient footage from new BigGovernment video

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