by Jeremy Young | 12/29/2008 10:55:00 AM
Thanks to BrownFemiPower for bringing us the tragic story of Aafia Siddiqui, an American-trained Pakistani neuroscientist who is being held by American forces in the United States on what her supporters believe is a trumped-up charge. The historical blogosphere had plenty of coverage of Wilson Center intellectual Haleh Esfandiari's detainment by Iranian police last year; it is disheartening that no similar coverage has been extened to Dr. Siddiqui's case.

A few weeks ago, Dave Noon published his (rejected) critique of David Horowitz and Ben Johnson's new book, Party of Defeat. It's one response to an offer by Horowitz in which he is paying $500 per liberal critique of his book by writers who've been published in mainstream publications. Previous attempts have been made by Michael Isikoff, Robert Farley, and (somewhat less successfully) William Blum. I'm currently working on a critique of my own, which will be published here if it's not published there (or linked to here even if it is).

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Anonymous Jesse Hemingway on 12/30/2008 9:22 AM:

The Legacy of President George W. Bush in his own words



Nothing puts President George W. Bush legacy in to perfect context then his own words. The only contractual element to hold public office is the sworn oath to the United States Constitution, to every elected representatives, Supreme Court Justice, and any person that is required to uphold that sworn oath. You are equally complicit by failing to up hold the only contractual element to hold public trust, and legal obligations is your sworn oath to the United States Constitution. As George W. Bush goes down in history as completely incompetent anyone that failed to up hold their sworn oath to the United States Constitution are equally as incompetent as President George W. Bush.



“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

A miserable time in American history,

Jesse Hemingway

Reference:

http://www.nogw.com/download/2006_goddamned-piece-of-paper.pdf

 

Blogger Jeremy Young on 12/30/2008 11:45 AM:

Jesse, wow. Just wow. I'm SO glad to be rid of that guy at long last.

 

Anonymous Jesse Hemingway on 12/31/2008 10:32 AM:

The United States Constitution is over with end of story; Jesus is the Commander Chief. Now whose Jesus is the Commander and Chief according to Douglas Coe Adolph Hitler’s concept of a convent is just swell, gee golly, to use as the template to manipulate your flock!!! This is how FKKKed up the United States of America has become as its going down this fictional path; the fundamentalist Christians love to rail on the Hindus for their polytheist beliefs the deeper you look into Christianity you find that there are just as many flavors of Jesus as any Hindu god. The Founders of the United States clearly warned keep religion the FKKK out of the government or religion will destroy the United States of America. Well thanks for the warning but I think it is a little too late.


The Legacy of President George W. Bush in his own words

Nothing puts President George W. Bush legacy in to perfect context then his own words. The only contractual element to hold public office is the sworn oath to the United States Constitution, to every elected representatives, Supreme Court Justice, and any person that is required to uphold that sworn oath. You are equally complicit by failing to up hold the only contractual element to hold public trust, and legal obligations is your sworn oath to the United States Constitution. As George W. Bush goes down in history as completely incompetent anyone that failed to up hold their sworn oath to the United States Constitution are equally as incompetent as President George W. Bush.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”
“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”
“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

http://www.nogw.com/download/2006_goddamned-piece-of-paper.pdf

Hillary Clinton’s Spiritual Adivsor Doug Coe And His Curious Admiration For Nazis And Communist Killings
Published March 25, 2008 in 2008 Election, Hillary Clinton, Politics and Religion.
Hillary Clinton on Doug Coe
“[Doug Coe is] a unique presence in Washington: a genuinely loving spiritual mentor and guide to anyone, regardless of party or faith, who wants to deepen his or her relationship with God.”
Doug Coe

“Jesus says, ‘You have to put me before other people, and you have to put me before yourself.’ Hitler, that was the demand of the Nazi Party. You have to put the Nazi Party and its objectives in front of your own life and ahead of other people!”
“I’ve seen pictures of young men in the Red Guard of China, a table laid out like a butcher table, they would bring in this young man’s mother and father, lay her on the table with a basket on the end, he would take an axe and cut her head off.”
“They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of the mother-father-brother-sister—their own life !”
“That was a covenant. A pledge. That was what Jesus said.”

http://www.oliverwillis.com/2008/03/25/hillary-clintons-spiritual-adivsor-doug-coe-and-his-curious-admiration-for-nazis-and-communist-killings/

Taylor: "I Took An Oath to The President"
By Paul Kiel - July 11, 2007, 12:57PM
"I took an oath the president, and I take that oath very seriously," Sara Taylor said in answer to a question early in the hearing.
And right after a break, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked her if she was sure about that. "Did you mean, perhaps, you took an oath to the Constitution?" Leahy asked. It was a telling exchange.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/003656.php


Goodling Admits Her Partisan Hirings Were ‘Illegal’»
In her opening statement to the House Judiciary Committee today, Monica Goodling — the Justice Department’s former White House Liason — admitted that she had “taken inappropriate political considerations into account” while hiring career employees at the Department.
Later during the hearing, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) asked Goodling whether she believed her actions had broken the law. Goodling initially tried to dodge the question, saying “that’s not a conclusion for me to make.” Scott followed up: “Do you believe that they were illegal?” Goodling again tried to squirm her way out of a straight answer, “I don’t believe I intended to commit a crime.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/23/goodling-illegal/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Goodling


Military Evangelism Deeper, Wider Than First Thought
by Jason Leopold
For US Army soldiers entering basic training at Fort Jackson Army base in Columbia, South Carolina, accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior appears to be as much a part of the nine-week regimen as the vigorous physical and mental exercises the troops must endure.
That's the message directed at Fort Jackson soldiers, some of whom appear in photographs in government issued fatigues, holding rifles in one hand, and Bibles in their other hand.
Frank Bussey, director of Military Ministry at Fort Jackson, has been telling soldiers at Fort Jackson that "government authorities, police and the military = God's Ministers."
Bussey's teachings from the "God's Basic Training" Bible study guide he authored says US troops have "two primary responsibilities": "to praise those who do right" and "to punish those who do evil - "God's servant, an angel of wrath." Bussey's teachings directed at Fort Jackson soldiers were housed on the Military Ministry at Fort Jackson web site. Late Wednesday, the web site was taken down without explanation. Bussey did not return calls for comment. The web site text, however, can still be viewed in an archived format

http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2007/122207Leopold.shtml

http://www.militaryministry.org/evangelism-discipleship/

 

Blogger Ahistoricality on 1/02/2009 10:03 AM:

Having a lovely time, doing the family visits and light vacation thing. And the odd blogging responsibility. Will get back to being a serious historian and teacher this weekend....

 

Blogger Jeremy Young on 1/03/2009 10:27 AM:

So you're not at the AHA either, then? I can't afford to go this year, and I'm a bit jealous of those who are there.