The Addled Squirrel Rule of Conservative Thought.

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I try not to visit because 1) there are all of twelve contributors over there and 2) eleven of those contributors have the mental capabilities approximating a medium-sized, rabid rodent (the remaining blogger rising to level of a lobotomized caribou or maybe a tapir), but today my browser misfired and I stumbled upon THIS (link not provided because without OUR traffic there is NO traffic)…

Six Years Ago Today…

…Daniel Pearl was kidnapped, later to be brutally beheaded by his captors with the video proudly posted on the Internet for the world to see.

The terrorists who committed this act, were they to be captured today under the Obama Administration’s policies, would be brought to the mainland United States for trial in civilian courts, be granted the rights of habeas corpus and the right to remain silent, could not be subjected to any coercive interrogation practices, and would have the right to see all evidence against them, as well as cross examine their accusers.

Rest in peace, Daniel.


…ignoring how the death of Daniel Pearl is being used as a a glorified prop in their political passion play AND the annoyance that we’re going to be dealing with Bloggers in Jack Bauer pants for the next eight years AND that their premise assumes that THIS administration (unlike the last) is able CATCH BAD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, my first reaction (after “DUH”) is…




The first photo is, of course, of Timothy McVeigh, who killed 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States PRIOR to the September 11. Mr. McVeigh… with full access to all that inconvenient legal crap… was tried, convicted and, on June 11th 2001, executed.

If that doesn’t TERRIFY YOU FOR THE SAFETY OF AMERICA (and maybe you need an example of someone more FOREIGN SOUNDING) we then move to Ramzi Ahmed Yousef who was one of the planners of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Mr. Yousef made it OUT of the United States before being captured in Pakistan (hey, this is getting WARMER isn’t it) and flown back, where he was, shockingly, TRIED AND CONVICTED (without having to stack a single deck) and is now serving time at Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Finally, in the category of personalized horrific acts NOT HAPPENING ON A FICTIONAL TV SHOW, we have the disturbing and deeply disturbed… Jeffrey Dahmer.

I won’t go into the awful, horrible details beyond saying that he raced right on past “beheading” to “ingesting” and yet, again, a court of twelve Americans was able to try and convict him (and in a side-note that is sure to make YOU, if not ME, thrilled, he was murdered in prison).

Three cases… all adjudicated in an American court with the American system set up by the founding fathers of America in the likely probability that bad shit happens.

Look, I get it. Your people are incompetent. Your people can’t set up a pup tent without the help of a boy-scout troop and an already set up pup tent. Your people HAVEN’T CAUGHT the killers of Daniel Pearl (or, hate to bring it up here, the bearded, cave-bound, “smoke him out” dude) and so you are rightfully TERRIFIED at the Gomer Pyle justice of it all.

But fear not… OUR PEOPLE are now in charge and our people can both PROSECUTE BAD GUYS and RESTORE THE MORAL CLARITY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

So, grab a stuffed animal and sleep tight… and we’ll let you know when we’ve scheduled the seminar on walking while concurrently masticating gum.


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  1. I wish you could post this there.

    GREAT piece Jeffrey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Tim McV was provided a first rate, excellent, competent, dedicated defense team at tax payer expense.  And you know what?  As far as anyone knows, he got a fair trial.  Ditto Ramzi Yousef.  Ditto Dahmer.

    What you consider that, how on earth can anyone explain the Padilla case, except as an example of human rights violations and a denial of due process?

    • robodd on January 24, 2009 at 18:38

    It’s a personality disorder, the authoritarian personality.  They need someone to tell them what to do and need to tell someone what to do, in the most brutal and simplistic manner.  They don’t do complication, evidence, science, analysis.  And they like it that way. They choose it.  Which makes it much worse than dumb.

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