Written by Daniel Greenfield
Everyone has a budget and debt problem. Even terrorists.
The Palestinian Authority is facing a budget crisis. It has reached its borrowing limit and has a 585 million dollar deficit... Back in 2007, 7.4 billion dollars was pledged to keep the terrorist edifice of the Authority running. The PA claimed that it needed 3.9 billion for budgetary shortfalls alone.
In America the economy isn't so hot... but it's actually not so bad in the terrorist state that your tax money is funding.
The World Bank report for 2011 found that only 16 percent of the West Bank under PA control was living below the poverty line. How serious is a 16 percent poverty rate? It’s better than the poverty rate in Washington D.C. which hit 18.9 percent. That means that politicians in Washington D.C. are diverting money that could have been used to help needy Americans a few miles from their offices, to help the comparatively better off terrorist populations in the West Bank.
We can't fix the American economy... but we sure fixed the Palestinian one, by wholly subsidizing it, from toe to burqaed head.
What’s the West Bank’s economic secret? 16.9 percent unemployment, a better number than among many of its international donors, funded by those same donor countries.
The dirty secret of the Palestinian Authority is that it is a wholly subsidized enterprise paid for by American and European taxpayers. The Palestinian Authority payroll stands at over 150,000 people. That’s in an area with only 840,000 adult males and 1.5 million adult males and females. That’s one government worker for every 10 adults in the West Bank. 1 government worker for every 5 males.
And the Obama administration has just kept right on funneling money into the bottomless Terroristinian moneyhole. See the entire sordid story in my latest Front Page Magazine article,
'The Palestinian Muslim Money Hole'.
The employment numbers are terrible. Dumping the reserve failed. Getting the media to lie and claim that we're in recovery failed. Approval numbers are down. So what else is there?
The stunts have dissipated. Counting on Osama or the strategic petroleum reserve to change the game was a dependence on stunts. So what's ahead? My guess is more stunts.
The Obama Team have figured out that they can't just steamroll their way forward, so they're irresponsibly looking for quick fixes instead. That whole mindset sums up everything wrong with them. That alone is why no one of any political affiliation should trust them on the economy.
And the scary thing is they've got competition. 2012 doesn't look like 2008. Romney and Bachmann are serious contenders. And Perry and Palin are waiting in the wings. Which means this is still the GOP's game to lose.
But as Team Obama gets more desperate, they're going to throw out more desperate stunts. Except to see an income tax cut floated before the election, if they get really desperate.
THE RAPING AND BLUDGEONING THAT AMERICANS WON'T DO
Obama bizarrely decided to intervene in a death penalty case in Texas on behalf of a rapist and murderer, also international law.
In 1994, he kidnapped 16-year-old Adria Sauceda, raped her with a large stick, and bludgeoned her to death with a piece of asphalt.
Just remember. Obama will not pay your mortgage. But if you rape and bludgeon a 16 year old girl to death... he'll be there for you.
The San Francisco Chronicle asks, "Is Rick Perry Killing His Way To The White House?". Here's a better headline
The answer obviously, yes.
Obama picked this fight for two reasons. Reason 1 is the Mexican vote. Reason 2 is Rick Perry. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the Importance of Protecting Rapists and Bludgeoners is a distant hum in the background. As much as Obama is a fan of making US law subsidiary to Pakistani law, this is more about making Perry choose between Texas voting bases and pandering to Mexican voters at the same time.
The Mexican government is already angry. Which can have dangerous implications. What if Mexico decides to boycott us and refuse us to send us their rapists and bludgeoners? How will we find Americans to do their raping and bludgeoning for them?
The perverse part is that Humberto Leal Garcia, oppressed by the racist gringo system of executing murderers, is a cause celebre in Mexico. His last words were, "Viva Mexico". Now the man who bludgeoned a 16 year old girl to death after raping her with a stick becomes a Mexican national hero.
And the even more screwed up part of all this is that his victim was Latino. Most likely Mexican. She wasn't some American blonde that Mexican activists can just write off, she was one of theirs. And they're turning her rapist and murderer into a hero. So is the media.
WHY WE FIGHT
The "Save Leal" arguments come down to the dubious theory that if Leal had access to the Mexican Consulate, he would be a free man, looking for someone else to rape and beat to death. Because the Mexican Consulate can do anything. Like Superman.
There's one problem with that. Actually a whole lot of them. (Warning: Graphic Content)
Leal's brother was yelling that Leal came home with blood on him saying he had killed a girl. Two of the trial witnesses were present when Leal's brother made these statements.
The police searched Leal's house. The police seized a blouse which contained several blood stains, hair and fibers. This blouse was later identified as belonging to Adria.
Other DNA evidence was found on the underwear Leal was wearing that night. That evidence consisted of blood as well as bodily fluid. The DNA test did not preclude Adria's blood type from the evidence tested.
Clearly Leal would be a free man... if only the evil racists in the racist state of Texas has followed the sacrosanct principles of INTERNATIONAL LAW and given him his Mexican consulate.
Of course that's not good enough for that beacon of justice, the San Francisco Chronicle
Now, we are told that the evidence against Leal Garcia is enough to be almost certain that he did it... First of all, "almost certain" or "probably did it" isn't the same as "100 percent, iron clad certain". If somebody is getting the lethal injection, there shouldn't be even the slightest, minutest chance of doubt. Not possible in a criminal case? Then the death penalty is immoral. Better 100,000 guilty men walk free than one innocent man suffers, let alone dies.
Or better that 100,000 teenage girls get raped and beaten to death than that one rapist and murderer should suffer.
Does Perry know for certain that he hasn't executed any mentally challenged or mentally ill people while on his rampage?
Unless any of them were employed by the San Francisco Chronicle... probably not.
UN DEVELOPS NEWFOUND APPRECIATION FOR RAPING AND BLUDGEONING
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the United States breached international law by executing a Mexican national.
Navi Pillay, in a statement Friday, said he deeply regrets the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia
And I deeply regret that Americans are still paying Pillay's salary. But to be fair Leal meets all the qualifications for a seat on the UN Human Rights Commission. Maybe we can turn over his smoking charred body to them and they can prop him up in Libya's old seat?
Andrew Cohen (not to be confused with the Bravo guy) at CBS News and the Atlantic is outraged by the Supreme Court's refusal to suspend the rule of law for no reason at all.
It was one of the most ignoble acts by the Court in recent memory
Process that while you will. The Supreme Court following a precedent set a few years ago, and refusing to intervene when there was no legal basis for such intervention, to get a murderer and rapist off the hook... is one of the most ignoble acts by the Court.
Also please understand that Andrew Cohen is not an escaped lunatic. He's a serious legal analyst. It's hard to remember this while you're reading it, but really keep remembering it.
In a brief, unsigned opinion that was long on sterile formalism and short on sense and justice
Cohen doesn't mention law, because even in that rotting bubbling black thing in his chest, he knows the law isn't on his side. Not even close. So he castigates the court for its 'formalism', which is a fancy way of saying 'following the law' when you don't like the law.
And asks where is the Court's sense of justice? Where is the court's feeling for the plight of a rapist and murderer.
Are ye men made of stone. Have ye no feeling at all for poor Humberto Leal Garcia, for his suffering, his aches and pains and his sore hands after strangling and then beating a teenage girl to death while she was still alive?
A "tiny but loud" baby at birth, Adria's cries belied her 5 pounds and 15 ounces, Rene Sauceda said. He watched through a window as the nurses cleaned her small body.
"She was the most beautiful baby," he said. "Everyone told me that."
Adria's mother wrote that she could still remember her pregnancy, "how it felt, different than the others."
"What I miss most about her is her laugh," she said. "I'm glad I have a recording of her."
Not enough justice yet?
For Adria's father, it's harder to open up. When he remembers his daughter, it's as the joker who used to give him a big kiss on the forehead, leaving a lipstick print without telling him and letting him walk around with it until someone did.
But wait, you don't know what's at stake here. Let Andrew Cohen tell you, proles.
the Court thus blew off the Solicitor General of the United States... The Court blew off the United Nations High Commissioner...
And, most important, the Court blew off Congress (specifically, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont)
I don't know about you, but I just wish Andrew Cohen had run a piece listing every piece of titled and entitled human waste that the Supreme Court blew off to make this happen. I could read that list all day and all night, and still feel some confidence in this country.
In the future when we describe the legacy of this court, we could begin by reading this list over and over again, and then cheering at the end.
The Breyer dissent praised by Cohen is truly pathetic. I doubt even Breyer believes his own dissent, which argues that the Court should have stopped a legal state action because congress might have considered passing a law that would bear on this case.
It's not a dissent that makes any sense. Suppose Leahy had decided to put forward a bill to outlaw the death penalty. Does that mean that all death penalty cases would have to be suspended until this bill either became law or went into the dumpster?
Breyer has to admit that the Vienna Convention does not actually apply without congressional action, which makes all the chatter about international law null and avoid. Instead he whines that the court didn't interfere with a legal execution based on the faint possibility that Leahy would drag his sorry Friend of the Rapists bill into law past a Republican House of Representatives.
Why didn't Breyer just base his dissent on the possibility of the world ending tomorrow? As an argument it has slightly more credibility.
Then not done with his stupidity, Breyer argues that Obama has special authority over matters of foreign relations, which the Court is supposed to exercise on his behalf. If Obama had this special authority, then he wouldn't need the Court to exercise it for him.
If we recognize this authority to interfere in any and every state action, because it somehow touches on matters of foreign relations-- then this becomes another Commerce Clause. A blank check that allows the Executive to do absolutely anything. So long as he can connect it to foreign relations somehow.
Breyer's defense of a rapist and murder comes with unlimited federal authority as a gift with purchase. And Breyer, who should be wearing a sweaty suit and working at the Johnny Cochran Firm and asking rape victims about their past sexual history... is instead practicing his buffoonery on a national stage.
Just try parsing this awkward stupidity
Indeed, were the Solicitor General to indicate at that time that the bill was about to become law, I believe it likely that we would hold the petition for at least several weeks until the bill was enacted and then do the same. And this Court, under the All Writs Act, 28 U. S. C. §1651, can take appropriate action to preserve its “potential jurisdiction.” FTC v. Dean Foods Co., 384 U. S. 597, 603 (1966).
I don't know what goes on in Breyer's head, but I imagine it's like a Jerry Lewis movie in there, but much less funny.
There are so many hypothetical scenarios, it's like a legal house of cards. This isn't real law. It's Ally McBeal law. Except on a national level. The Court is supposed to delay an execution to protect a hypothetical jurisdiction as congress might in the future demarcate it to be.
"Thus, on the one hand, international legal obligations, related foreign policy considerations, the prospect of legislation"
Breyer can't come up with an actual relevant precedent for this lunacy, something that the majority decision smacks him around on. He has a package of reasons, none of which happen to be legal. It's like a dissent written by Perry Mason. "Your honor, my client looks really honest doesn't he?" "Your honor, my client is a respected businessman in South America, a family man and he loves dogs. Please, what can it cost you to put a stop to this cocaine cartel smuggling nonsense?"
But Breyer somehow manages to outdo himself in the closing paragraph
And issuing a brief stay until the end of September, when the Court could consider this matter in the ordinary course, would put Congress on clear notice that it must act quickly.
So according to this idiocy, the Court has to pressure Congress to pass a law, in the name of a law that Congress might pass.
This is like a man trying to lift himself by his own belt. The Court is supposed to use possible act by Congress to exercise its authority and thereby pressure Congress to take action. This is a loop that goes nowhere. It has no point of originating authority.
I have to honestly ask if Breyer is stupid or sleep deprived, because this makes no sense whatsoever. Did he proofread this? Did aliens proofread it for him? Was Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer brought in on a consult?
Then in a final dash of insanity, Breyer scolds the rest of the Court
In reaching its contrary conclusion, the Court ignores the appeal of the President in a matter related to foreign affairs, it substitutes its own views about the likelihood of congressional action for the views of Executive Branch officials
So the Supreme Court must now exercise its authority on behalf of a law that doesn't exist, and in the name of the views of Obama and "Executive Branch" officials. Why doesn't Breyer just pop a wreath on Obama's head and call him the damn emperor.
You have to get all the way to the end of this twaddle to discover that Breyer has built his ridiculous house of cards, on "the views of Executive Branch officials". Why even have a Court or Congress anyway?
The unfunny truth is that Breyer doesn't care. He's serving Obama's agenda. He knows this has no shot. And the only real authority he cares about is International Law. Not American law. And the scary thing is that we could once again end up with a court of Breyers. Again.
SUPREME COURT JUST LAUGHING AT OBAMA NOW
The part of the court that doesn't consist of the Wise Latina, the Braying Breyer, the Lesbian Counsel and the Why Doesn't She Retire Yet So We Can Replace Her With a Spry 50 Year Old Ginsburg... anyway.
This is the legal equivalent of slapping him across the face with a wet fish over and over again. Or slowly explaining to him as if he were a four year old, just how stupid he, Breyer and Holder and the whole crew are.
Read on for the punch lines...
"We have no authority to stay an execution in light of an “appeal of the President, presenting free-ranging assertions of foreign policy consequences, when those assertions come unaccompanied by a persuasive legal claim.”
"Neither the United States nor JUSTICE BREYER, post, at 1–6 (dissenting opinion), cites a single instance in this Court’s history in which a stay issued under analogous circumstances."
"The United States does not endorse Leal’s due process claim. Instead, it asks us to stay the execution until January 2012 in support of our “future jurisdiction to review the judgment in a proceeding” under this yet-to-beenacted legislation."
"Our task is to rule on what the law is, not what it might eventually be."
"The United States and Breyer complain of the grave international consequences that will follow from Leal’s execution. Congress evidently did not find these consequences sufficiently grave to prompt its enactment of implementing legislation, and we will follow the law as written by Congress."
"We decline to follow the United States’ suggestion of granting a stay to allow Leal to bring a claim based on hypothetical legislation when it cannot even bring itself to say that his attempt to overturn his conviction has any prospect of success."
This is the Supreme Court's classy was of pointing a finger and saying, "You are so stupid. Why are you so stupid?"
HUMAN RIGHTS ATTORNEYS DEVELOP NEWFOUND APPRECIATION FOR... ETC...
In recent weeks, a human rights attorney out of Northwestern University has filed several requests to stay his execution and has led a media campaign to raise awareness of the case, revealing Leal's claim — never made during his trial and years of unsuccessful appeals — that he was raped by a priest here as a child.
Well clearly we should have let him go.
IT'S NOT JUST MEXICO NOW
It's also Hondruas. Gunwalker that is. Fast forward another month and it'll turn out we were arming half the cartels of Latin America.
I COULD FLY TO THE MOON IN 5 MINUTES
Warren Buffett says he could end the deficit in 5 minutes. Sure, just carve up America, sell off the parts and then profit.
WHO SAYS OBAMA ISN'T COMMITTED TO CUTS
Media reports today indicate that national security spending could be cut by as much as $700 billion as part of a deal on the debt limit – almost twice the amount originally proposed by President Obama.
Somehow I don't think the EPA or the NEA or any part of the booming socialist state will be taking any cuts.
PEACE, DEMOCRACY, BEHEADINGS
Melanie Philips on Hillary's New Peaceful Democratic Fiends
NO GAIN, LOTS OF PAIN
Director Blue with 4 brutal Obamanomics Graphs
WHEN YOU'RE VISITING HIS VOLCANO LAIR, DOES GEORGE SOROS LET YOU FEED HIS LASER SHARKS?