Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We Knew There Was Something Fishy About All Those Interior Decorators Working At Homeland Security

OK, we'll be the first to admit that we are not experts at understanding the workings of government. In fact, most of the time, even before the ingestion of adult beverages, our ability to fathom the whys and wherefores of our elected representatives' behaviors is, well let's just say severely limited.

Still, after reading this, we have begun to question even our own meager understanding of what goes on in Washington, D.C..

The Ann Arbor based Thomas More Law Center says it has filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The non-profit law firm said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "rightwing extremism policy," reflected in an Intelligence Assessment publicized last week, violates the civil liberties of combat veterans as well as American citizens by targeting them for disfavored treatment on account of their political beliefs.
Now, correct us if we're mistaken, but isn't the job of the Department of Homeland Security to watch out for the security of the, you know, homeland? Are we off base here?

The Law Center claims that Napolitano's department violated the First and Fifth Amendment rights of these the plaintiffs by attempting to chill their free speech, expressive association, and equal protection rights.

See, here's another thing that confuses us. We didn't know free speech meant the ability to blow up buildings, that expressive association meant being able to shoot people, or that equal protection rights meant holing up in your apartment with a boatload of guns.

But what do we know?

The lawsuit further claims that the Department of Homeland Security encourages law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs.

Now, we thought if you were a rightwing extremist it was because you had extreme right wing political views, you know, "right" being a term used to describe a political philosophy and all. Apparently though it means you just don't like people who are left handed. Or something.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of conservative radio talk show host, Michael Savage, Gregg Cunningham (president of the pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc.), and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray.

Well, OK. If these are the gentlemen who feel they've been unfairly targeted because of their views, perhaps we should give them a chance to explain. Mr. Savage, why don't you go first?



Umm...so this is the revenge of the homos? All righty then. Mr. Cunningham, anything to add?

CBR's executive director Gregg Cunningham has never made any apology for the comparison between abortion and the Holocaust. In a media statement last year, Cunningham said: "Frankly, I'm weary of genocide snobs who focus solely on their causes."

Ah...revenge of the...erm...genocide snobs? Mr. Murray, can you clarify a little?

Murray objects to being forced as a taxpayer to contribute to the propagation of Islamic beliefs and practices predicated upon Shariah law, which is hostile to his Christian religion.

OK...revenge of the...um...tax supported Shariah law proponents?

Let's recap. These guys are suing the Department of Homeland Security because it wants to protect homos who want to institute Sahiah law so everyone is forced to get an abortion?

Gotcha.

4 comments:

Seeing Eye Chick said...

I was just turned onto this blog by Time for a Change. I want to point something out about Sharia Law. If you were to compare the most extreme versions of Sharia Law to the desires of some Christian Supremacist Theocratists who follow the teachings of Rushdooney, you would see very little difference in their scope, application and horrific departure from the freedoms that we enjoy in this country today. Stoning alleged Adulterers, Homosexuals, Heretics/Pagans, or others deemed dangerously deviant in the eyes of Mosaic Law as per Deuteronomy for starters.

To call this Black-Pot Meets Black Kettle syndrome doesnt really do this idiocy justice.

Timothy McVeigh Killed Children in a daycare center. He took out people who were using the Murrah Building for business, both as state employees as well as innocent visiting citizens with appointments there.

April 19th is an important date in this country's history--thinking of Concord Mass. And the Extremists who consider themselves good Christian Patriots undertaking their rights to form an even more Perfect Union, seem to have no qualms whatsoever to do that by any means necessary. Not even if it means blowing up Children at a daycare center at a place of employment like the Arthur P Murrah Building. He was a fan of the Turner Diaries, that advocated a lot of disturbing ideals {shades of that Deuteronomy harshness} as well as Leaderless Resistance. We aren't talking about people who are just a little angry about *things in the government. We are talking about people who are paranoid, dangerous and full of rage, intent on blaming everyone but themselves for the problems they inflict on themselves with their beligerent, arrogant, angry, intolerant attitudes.

Great Questions all. And I have heard Savage say worse things that that on the radio.

Anonymous said...

Combat Veterans are reeling from a lot more than that in Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida...Hepatitis and HIV just got into those dirty little tools the doctors wanted to do on the cheap...I hope the Veterans can sue the living daylights out of the people who set up the weak against the strong...better known as the under-educated, poorer, military trying to make ends meet, while most of the wealthy and Republican jerks poo-poo Health Care and send these brave and battered men and women to the dogs. It took a journalist to literally lose half his brain to report it,internationally, and call a spade a spade when it came to the total disrespect of USA servicemen when returning home from wars, without legs, arms or movement. You don't ever see fat, cigar-smoking pigs in combat like Rush...they buy their way out or claim addictions.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Don't get me started on the VA.

Rush wouldnt be able to pass a physical to get into the service. He is in fact too fat. That he smokes and has a spastic colon for a mouth, just sort of cinches the deal.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Don Larson? Is he any Relation to Bob-Red Headed Steph-Child Monkey Face--Larson?

Just curious.