Archive for June 12, 2009

the sand, the beaches, the Gitmo terrorists free as birds:

Bermuda has been thrust into an international political firestorm by allowing four former prisoners of Guantanamo Bay to take refuge on the island. The move is likely to garner favour with President Obama, who has been desperate to find homes for former inmates after promising to close Guantanamo by January.
However, the Chinese government is furious, and says the U.S. should extradite what it calls “suspected terrorists” to China. The British Government, and Governor Sir Richard Gozney, are also less than impressed, and say Bermuda should have consulted with them before giving the four men a home.

It gets better in the Q & A:

Will the men be under any restrictions in Bermuda?

No. They will be free members of society, helped to gain employment and found housing.

So if you are a US tourist on the tiny Island of Bermuda (20.6 sq miles) with a population smaller than Fitchburg and Leominster combined you chances of sharing a town with a Gitmo terrorist are excellent.

Boy that’s exactly where I want to take my wife and kids, where they can mix with ex-gitmo inmates with no restrictions and pay for the right to do so. That makes for such a relaxing vacation.

The Bermuda sun is all over this.

If I’m Jamaica or the Virgin Islands I’m sending thank you cards to the Bermuda government for this one.

Via media blog.

Update: Hotair notes that England was kept in the dark:

They talked to them “before the Uighurs got on the plane”? Well, that was certainly sweet of them. Did they mention on which flight they’d be coming to Bermuda, or did they make the Brits guess that, too?

It’s a highly unusual move, all right. I don’t recall the last time an ally sent trained terrorists into a territory for which the other ally had responsibility for security without their permission. Why? Because it hasn’t ever happened before now.

These guys are really slick.

…but even though it would be politically advantageous to push Letterman to the brink I’m not inclined to force him out, but I’ll tell you this…

…Every day that the mainstream media defends Letterman they lose credibility, and if the sponsors eventually force a stronger apology, a suspension or even a firing it will show the MSN for the paper tiger it is.

Cripes even MSNBC’s Morning Joe came out and said out loud what everyone already knew:

BRZEZINSKI: I’m telling you that when she came out on the scene I was– thought it was refreshing. I thought it was exciting. I thought it was interesting. And I also saw a lot of people behind the scenes looking for ways to find a way to bring her down because of her ideology. And I was excited by her ideology because I thought, wow, a very interesting, forty-something, my generation, working woman with five kids on the national stage could really inject something into this conversation about things like abortion.

She goes on:

BRZEZINSKI: What I hated was, what I saw happening behind the scenes, among my colleagues in the media, where there was this rabidness.

Peggy Noonan expands on this:

NOONAN: Yeah, they– Palin from the moment she came out, people looked at her kids and sort of went after the kids. It was vicious. It was offensive. It made me use in a column a word I wouldn’t normally use, rhymes with witch, talking about the people in the media who had just decided to gun for these kids. I mean, it was just awful.

This is being said openly on MSNBC! We even get it from Norah O’Donnell today. Even Megan McCain is defending Palin now.

This is Ted Williams playing Tee ball. As long as they keep putting the ball on the tee it will end up over the fence.

Update: Ace and Pursuing Holiness (via the green room) are still in a fighting room.

Suckers expanded

Posted: June 12, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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You know what is really worse than being played for suckers?

The idea that you guys are a bunch of political junkies like me. And that you didn’t anticipate that a Chicago democrat would use you as suckers.

You assumed that the president was lying about his position so it didn’t bother you, after all you figured he was using your political foes as suckers.

The idea that a person who would be that dishonorable might not be trustworthy didn’t occur to you. The idea that a Chicago pol might use a group to his political advantage didn’t hit you. The idea that a man willing to publicly deceive hundreds of millions of people might not be “the one” to put your trust in was beyond you. Nah you were too sophisticated for all that weren’t you?

The fact that he didn’t follow through hurts (well hurts you, I after all don’t support or believe in “Gay Marriage”) but the idea that a bunch of smart savvy political types like yourself were taken for a ride, that’s gotta leave a mark.

Update: The Reclusive Leftist and I strongly disagree on this issue but I respect a person who refuses to be taken for a fool.

A person who you can honestly and openly disagree and argue with is worth ten of someone who says they have your back and then turns the knife. The fact that the president is with me on this issue gives me no comfort, I know that if it was to his political advantage he would flip in a second.

Update: removed redundant sentence

Have you ever noticed…

Posted: June 12, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized

…that you always seem to get the most hits and comments when you spend the day away from the machine so you can’t approve them?