Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 | Source
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 | Source
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 | Source
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 | Source
"We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction."
- Madeline Albright, Feb 1, 1998 | Source
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 | Source
"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton.
- (D) Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, others, Oct. 9, 1998 | Source
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998 | Source
"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999 | Source
"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them."
- Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002 | Source
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 | Source
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 | Source
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002 | Source
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
- Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002 | Source
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002 | Source
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 | Source
"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002 | Source
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Illegal Immigration Enforcement – A Possible Solution
From my understanding a Mandamus Action is a legal action used to force an officer of the
During my web search, I found the following. Does anybody know a good attorney that would be willing to file a case on behalf of the American people?
Mandamus can be used to compel administrative agencies to act. The federal statute authorizing mandamus actions is 28 U.S.C. § 1361, sometimes known as “The Mandamus Act.” That statute says, in its entirety:
1361. Action to compel an officer of the United States to perform his duty.
The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any action in the nature of mandamus to compel an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof to perform a duty owed to the plaintiff.
JURISDICTION : This statute authorizes the court to order a remedy. It does not provide independent, substantive grounds for a suit. That is, the plaintiff still must allege a sufficient claim for relief and standing to bring the action. The Mandamus Act provides the remedy once the plaintiff has alleged the cause of action and established her or his standing to bring suit.
In the immigration context, jurisdiction for actions for mandamus relief usually should be alleged under both the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq. and the Mandamus Act. [Note 1]Both acts compel government officials to perform duties owed to the plaintiffs. The Mandamus Act encompasses constitutional obligations as well as statutory duties. Complexity and novelty of the issues on the merits do not affect the court's mandamus authority.
It is thus essential in a mandamus action to plead and prove that the defendant(s) owe a duty to the plaintiff or the class of people to which the plaintiff belongs. That is, the plaintiff needs to show that the interest he or she seeks to vindicate falls within the zone of interest of the underlying statute.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
RACECARD - Card Declined
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
RACECARD - Don't Leave Home Without It
According to the Associated Press, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) assaulted a Capitol Police officer after she walked past a security checkpoint without presenting the proper ID or following security protocol. Rep. McKinney claims, “This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female black congresswoman,"
However, the facts prior to her being touched tell a different story...
Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks.
was not wearing her pin at the time, and the officer apparently did not recognize her, she has said. McKinney
Ms. McKinney failed to follow established security protocol, and was not wearing her pin which identified her as a member of Congress. It is her responsibility to provide proof of her identification no matter what how privileged or special she thinks she is.
"Congresswoman McKinney, in a hurry, was essentially chased and grabbed by the officer," Myart said. "She reacted instinctively in an effort to defend herself."
Ms. McKinney should not attempt to defend herself against Law Enforcement officers that are legally authorized to use deadly force. In most cases you can’t win. Ms. McKinney must have thought she was on the streets of Atlanta among her supports
Several Capitol Police officials have said the officer involved asked
three times to stop. When she did not, he placed a hand on her and she hit him, they said. McKinney
Although the Democrats claim to have a new Bold Security Agenda, it doesn't mean you should be bold enough to assault security officers. Ms. McKinney failed to obey the lawful commands of a law enforcement officer. The officer is legally permitted to detain anyone for questioning, even a self absorbed racist female black congresswoman. The officer was only attempting to verify her identity, which is his job. The security of a government site trumps Ms McKinney's need to feel important.
Ms. McKinney, as always, is attempting to play the role as the helpless victim of a racist system. However, she is only the victim of her own stupidity and need to feel that she is not governed by the same rules that govern everyone else in her position. Having worked in a number of secure facilities, I know that if anyone tried to walk past security without providing ID, they would have been slammed on the ground, handcuffed, and arrested. Admittance into a secure facility is a privilege, not a right. (If you don’t believe me, then try walking around an airport security checkpoint.)
I find no fault in the Capitol Police for doing their job. Ms McKinney knew the rules, and refused to comply. Other members of congress also know the rules, and they have not made any attempts to defend Ms. McKinney’s actions. Their silence speaks loud and clear. So, when all else fails, and you know that you are wrong. Play the race card.
If I could offer Ms. McKinney some advice for her trial, it would be to plead insanity. Based on her record and performance, absolutely no one would argue with her, and there is an abundance of supporting evidence.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Hey Hey Hey... What's Bill got say?
According to Reuters, on April 1st, Bill Cosby spoke before 2000 people in New Orleans. His message...
It's painful, but we can't cleanse ourselves unless we look at the wound.Dr. Cosby takes an honest looks at the wounds of the New Orleans - the high murder rate, the drug dealing, and the babies having babies. I predict that with the encouragement of the poverty pimps, some people will continue to make excuses and blame the system. Meanwhile, others will take action and work towards the cleansing and healing of these wounds. It will be those that make excuses that will be condemned to live with the very old, painful, and infected wounds for years to come.
Ladies and gentlemen, you had the highest murder rate, unto each other. You were dealing drugs to each other. You were impregnating our 13-, 12-, 11-year-old children.
What kind of a village is that?