Thursday, March 07, 2013

Rand Paul Thinks That Buzzing Sound May Not Be Due To The Fact He Didn't Take His Medication

Oh, looky looky here. Rand Paul took to the floor of the Senate yesterday to engage in an old fashioned filibuster designed to block the nomination of John Brennen to the CIA. Typical republican obstructionism, and who better to obstruct than crazy old Rand Paul.

So what are you going to talk about Randy baby? How health care is slavery?  How we could do away with the criminal justice system if everyone would just accept Jesus Christ as their personal lord and savior? How the UN is going to come and take all our guns?  Come on Senator Gonzo, lay it on us:
“I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the C.I.A.,” Mr. Paul began. “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
HAHAHAHAHA! Drone strikes on American citizens here in the US. What a loon. Where do republicans find these guys? Do we even need to respond to that Mr. Holder?
The Obama administration believes it could technically use military force to kill an American on U.S. soil in an "extraordinary circumstance."
See, Randy boy? We don't know what you've been smoking, but, wait what?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who had asked whether the Justice Department believed President Barack Obama had the legal authority to order a targeted strike against an American citizen located within the United States. The Obama administration, Holder said, rejected the use of military force where "well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat." But in theory, it'd be legal for the president to order such an attack under certain circumstances, Holder said.
 Holy crap! We thought robot bombs were for blowing up brown children in foreign countries, but right here in America where collateral damage could be a MacDonalds, or an adult bookstore? Are you serious? When did Dick Cheney rejoin the administration?
"For example, the president could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances like a catastrophic attack like the ones suffered on December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001," Holder continued, referring to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Really, so if we had another Pearl Harbor, instead of interring all the Asians you'd just target sushi places? Or if we had another 9/11 you'd what, take out Dearborn? 

We're not sure which is more scary, we voted for a guy who's willing to bomb his own country to protect us from a bunch of semi-illiterate religious fanatics hiding in caves around the world, or that Rand Paul is right.

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