Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One Redeye Rant Leads to another Redeye Rant

I hope the so called mainstream media is happy now that Charlie Sheen has been fired from Two and a Half Men. I mean, really? Who gives a flying flip about Charlie Sheen or Two and a Half Men? Why the 24/7 wall to wall breathless coverage of Charlie Sheen? Let the media tell it, Charlie Sheen is Saddam Hussein's first cousin. Is it just me, or is the whole Charlie Sheen saga a media made weapon of mass distraction from the real issues facing real people? WTF did Charlie Sheen do to anybody but himself? You would think he sent our troops to war based on DEAD WRONG INTELLIGENCE or something. Geesh!

James O'Keefe strikes again!

James O'Keefe's organization has put up what they claim is hidden camera footage of NPR executives slamming the Tea Party over lunch at a Georgetown restaurant with O'Keefe's pranksters, who were posing as a phony Muslim advocacy group interested in donating to NPR

Uh, why isn't James O'Keefe in jail for trying to tap Senator Mary Landrieu's Senate office telephones? Never mind. We know why. IOKIYAR.
The four defendants who were arrested in January in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in the Hale Boggs federal complex in New Orleans pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court to entering real property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.

Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III sentenced Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan each to two years probation, a fine of $1,500 and 75 hours of community service during their first year of probation.

James O'Keefe, as leader of the group and famous for posing as a pimp in ACORN office videos, received three years of probation, a fine of $1,500 and 100 hours of community service.

Meanwhile Pvt. Bradley Manning is being ritually stripped as punishment.
Last week, Pfc. Bradley Manning, who's facing preliminary charges related to leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, was forced by authorities at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, to sleep naked in his cell and remain naked through a jail roll call. Now his lawyer, David Coombs, says Manning's being stripped ritually, forced to sleep naked in his cell every night as a punishment for a sarcastic comment he made.

And they say Bradley Manning is aiding the enemy? I guess it depends on who the enemy IS.

A federal appellate court, for the third time, has rendered a "split decision" on an apparent political prosecution from the George W. Bush era--overturning convictions on some counts, while upholding others.

The latest example came last Friday when the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta released its ruling in the case of Sue Schmitz, a former Democratic state legislator in Alabama. The appeals court overturned Schmitz' convictions for theft concerning a program receiving federal funds, while upholding her convictions on mail fraud. Schmitz sentence has been vacated, with the case returned to district court for re sentencing.

This is similar to what happened on the appeals of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (Eleventh Circuit) and Mississippi attorney Paul Minor (Fifth Circuit). What should we make of this pattern? Here is what I make of it: Federal appeals courts are engaged in a coordinated effort to cover up Bush-era political prosecutions and protect the rogue judges and prosecutors responsible for them.

If Micheal Moore had made a speech calling President Obama a Kenyan Interloper and demanded to see his birth certificate it would have been all over the news.

If President Obama had tried to conceal his wife's income there would be calls for impeachment.

Gas is too damn high! It's a good thing the republicans haven't created any jobs because people couldn't afford to get to them.

"Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone
bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still
call yourself ‘pro-life.’"
~ John Fugelsang

Redeye Rant over and out...for now.

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