November 26, 2010

Evening News Dump [CDR M]
— Open Blogger

A tipster (eh, who am I kidding, it was a regular blogger who will remain anonymous) passed on these little nuggets to ponder today.

1. In response to the Ghailani trial failure, the White House has inexplicably ordered the Office of Military Commissions to stand down. Note the WH non-denial.

2. The Somali pirates that the Navy brought back were convicted on Wednesday in Norfolk. It's the first U.S. piracy convictions in almost two centuries.

3. A wanted, known jihadist lives openly and freely in Kosovo. Note that Kosovo is still protected by U.S. troops.

4. Creeping statism: a judge is allowing the wiretap authority created to aid investigators of terrorism to be used now for financial fraud investigations. Civil rights? What civil rights?

Ready, set, discuss.

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1 Pirates have to walk the plank...right?

Posted by: torabora at November 26, 2010 04:02 PM (/I+wr)

2

Sarah is talking up her run on Sean Hannity.

Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 26, 2010 04:03 PM (u9eU0)

3 These articles make for an interesting game of connect-the-dots, don't they?

Well, except for the Somali pirates article. Unless, that is, the Mohammedan Mouthpiece issues a pardon.

Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 26, 2010 04:04 PM (Ulu3i)

4 Creeping statism: a judge is allowing the wiretap authority created to aid investigators of terrorism to be used now for financial fraud investigations. Civil rights? What civil rights?

Wait, Obama didn't end national security wiretapping?!? And is expanding it?!? I AM SHOCKED!

Posted by: Your Average Obama Voter at November 26, 2010 04:04 PM (bgcml)

5

You know CDR M, it never ceases to amaze me how phony liberals are.  We got the girl next door at the U.S. Air Terminal being pap smeared by a woman in the TSA, and prostrate exams being done on gentlemen by a TSA guy named Ralph at the United Airlines Terminal while the government ramps up surveilance, tries terrorists in U.S. District Court and on an on.

And of course Huffington Post where are they?  Bristol Palin booted from DWTS.

Rome West is burning and the libs are silent.

Posted by: journolist at November 26, 2010 04:04 PM (LwLqV)

6 4 Creeping statism: a judge is allowing the wiretap authority created to aid investigators of terrorism to be used now for financial fraud investigations. Civil rights? What civil rights?

Wait, Obama didn't end national security wiretapping?!? And is expanding it?!? I AM SHOCKED support this fully!

Posted by: Your Average Obama Voter at November 26, 2010 09:04 PM (bgcml)

FTFY

Posted by: buzzion at November 26, 2010 04:05 PM (oVQFe)

7 The verdict was handed down by a jury in U.S. District Court. The five men, who wore earphones, stood silently as the verdict was read to them by an interpreter. They face mandatory life terms at a sentencing hearing set for March 14 in Norfolk.

So how many millions of dollars did we waste trying them, and how many millions more in the coming years, instead of just hanging them from something akin to a yardarm?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 26, 2010 04:06 PM (bgcml)

8

Sarah is talking up her run on Sean Hannity.

Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 26, 2010 09:03 PM

If I was running a candidate against Palin, I'd be stocking up on videos of her Hannity appearances to put her right out of the race. Embarrassing, is what they are. She babbles, in response to adoring softballs.

Can't wait 'til he asks her if she'll accept a VP slot with The Newt.

Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 26, 2010 04:06 PM (Ulu3i)

9 Re: #4

As I recall it that is ass backwards.  My memory is that the PATRIOT act allowed tools such as wiretaps etc. that were already in use in criminal investigations to be used for national security investigations, such as surveillance of suspected terrorists, and lowered "the Wall" that Ashcroft talked about at the 9/11 Commission.

Posted by: chad at November 26, 2010 04:07 PM (WNcvq)

10 And of course Huffington Post where are they?  Bristol Palin booted from DWTS.

On the lefty forums I've trolled, their general view on the TSA-gropathons is, "it is your patriotic duty comrade. Now turn your head and cough."

Posted by: 18-1 at November 26, 2010 04:07 PM (bgcml)

11 If I was running a candidate against Palin, I'd be stocking up on videos of her Hannity appearances to put her right out of the race. Embarrassing, is what they are. She babbles, in response to adoring softballs.

You're no longer invited to my upcoming FREEDOM CONCERT.

Posted by: SEAN HANNITY! at November 26, 2010 04:08 PM (uCjoj)

12

Rome West is burning and the libs are silent.

Posted by: journolist at November 26, 2010 09:04 PM (LwLqV)

Dude, this bonfire is gonna ROCK!!!!

Posted by: Your Average Obama Voter at November 26, 2010 04:10 PM (bgcml)

13

So keel haul the scurvy bastards, arrgh!

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 26, 2010 04:13 PM (Skc3Q)

14 If I was running a candidate against Palin, I'd be stocking up on videos of her Hannity appearances to put her right out of the race. Embarrassing, is what they are. She babbles, in response to adoring softballs.

Turn it on. She's doing well tonight. Full-hour interview.

Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 26, 2010 04:15 PM (u9eU0)

15 Well, the Liberals tried warning us that Bush's anti-Terror eavesdropping law could be used against Americans.

And they were right!

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 26, 2010 04:16 PM (tJjm/)

16 Next Prez in 2013, bitches.

Posted by: Sarah Palin at November 26, 2010 04:16 PM (kn74g)

17
You're no longer invited to my upcoming FREEDOM CONCERT.

Posted by: SEAN HANNITY! at November 26, 2010 09:08 PM (uCjoj)


No Ruth's Chris Steak for him, huh?

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 26, 2010 04:19 PM (tJjm/)

18 Pirates are halibut. Knowwhatamsayin'?

Posted by: Sarah Palin at November 26, 2010 04:19 PM (kn74g)

19 Turn it on. She's doing well tonight. Full-hour interview.
Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 26, 2010 09:15 PM

No, thanks. I've had enough of Palin and Fucks News for quite a while to come. She's been on every show they run, it seems, and the level of fawning and groveling over her reached unbearable levels.

And I thought they were toadying whiners when they were pimpin' Juan "the victim" Williams after he got broomed by NPR. They've outdone themselves with all the Palin-worship.

Posted by: MrScribbler© at November 26, 2010 04:22 PM (Ulu3i)

20

No Ruth's Chris Steak for him, huh?

Nothing from my friends at ProFlowers either!

Posted by: SEAN HANNITY! at November 26, 2010 04:22 PM (uCjoj)

21 Nothing feels better than an Evening News Dump I tell you

Posted by: Katie Couric at November 26, 2010 04:23 PM (vdfwz)

22

If I was running a candidate against Palin

And yet, as smart as you are, oddly enough, you're not.  And, as hard as it is to believe, you won't be, even if she runs.  And, as unfathomable as it is, you won't even be invited to do so, even if she won the nomination.  Even if you offered your services free of charge. 

But that's just because you're way too smart and everyone else is dumber than you.

It's odd how much less people view your skills than you do.  One of life's great mysteries.

Posted by: Irregardless of Self Regard at November 26, 2010 04:23 PM (k59oS)

23 Fucks News for

I have to say it does get monatanous these days. Granted I can't take the Great American anymore with or without Palin. But she seems to be on every show.

I suppose it gets them ratings so they're only being logical. But it's annoying.

Posted by: Chris in Va at November 26, 2010 04:24 PM (uCjoj)

24

And yet, as smart as you are, oddly enough, you're not.  And, as hard as it is to believe, you won't be, even if she runs.  And, as unfathomable as it is, you won't even be invited to do so, even if she won the nomination.  Even if you offered your services free of charge. 

But that's just because you're way too smart and everyone else is dumber than you.

It's odd how much less people view your skills than you do.  One of life's great mysteries.

Posted by: Irregardless of Self Regard at

Don't try to out-prose me, asswipe.

Posted by: George F. Will at November 26, 2010 04:25 PM (uCjoj)

25 Posted by: George F. Will at November 26, 2010

Sigh. I see George's middle name is actaully Frederick, which diminishes the intent of the F.

Posted by: George F. Will at November 26, 2010 04:26 PM (uCjoj)

26 23, Oh, snap!

Posted by: Sarah Palin at November 26, 2010 04:26 PM (kn74g)

27 22 Nothing feels better than an Evening News Dump I tell you

Posted by: Katie Couric at November 26, 2010 09:23 PM (vdfwz)


Can we tour the inside of your dumpster, Katie?!

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 26, 2010 04:29 PM (tJjm/)

28 You're no longer invited to my upcoming FREEDOM CONCERT. Posted by: SEAN HANNITY!

I wouldn't attend if you payed me for all that twing twang that's going on.

Posted by: sTevo at November 26, 2010 04:30 PM (VMcEw)

29

Don't try to out-prose me, asswipe.

I would never, ever try to out-ass your prose-wipe.

 

Posted by: Irregardless of Self Regard at November 26, 2010 04:32 PM (k59oS)

30 Katie, Dear, your cellulite is showing. Hey, BTW, how do like that super fine resolution on HD? And what's that white stuff on your chin? Is that make-up?

Posted by: Sarah Palin at November 26, 2010 04:33 PM (kn74g)

31

I would never, ever try to out-ass your prose-wipe.

I'll stick the bowtie on you! I'd invite Tucker but he sadly ditched it years ago.

Posted by: George F. Will at November 26, 2010 04:34 PM (uCjoj)

32 ...We'll know M.M.A. is truly mainstream when George F. Will and Tucker Carlson square off in a Vegas octagon...

Posted by: Larry King at November 26, 2010 04:37 PM (Z6Mgb)

33 But she seems to be on every show.

Well, she does have a book coming out. Bush was on every show for about a week, too, for the same reason.

Anyway, I'm diggin' her beehive and her magenta jacket with fur collar.

Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 26, 2010 04:37 PM (u9eU0)

34 Wonder if George wore the bow tie to the bus stop when he was a kid.

That would explain quite a lot.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 26, 2010 04:37 PM (tJjm/)

35 1.  Neither TCU nor Boise State deserve to play in the national title game.  If either of them played in real conference (SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, etc.), they wouldn't be undefeated, and likely wouldn't even be considered for the title game.

2.  Auburn is going to win the national title game, and Cam Newton will win the Heisman Trophy.  They will both be stripped of these accolades after Newton jumps to the NFL, because he played for pay at Auburn and cheated on exams at Florida.  Anyone else would have been kicked out of the major college circuit for that kind of cheating, and either Newton and/or his dad might wind up going to prison over the payoff.  The Bush folks were sharp legally; the Newtons are simple people about to be caught by surprise by the firestorm that flares up after Newton's time at Auburn is investigated.

3.  Oregon is overrated.

4.  LSU is seriously overrated.

5.  We badly need a better system than the BCS.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 04:40 PM (agSql)

36 As predicted by many upon independence, Kosovo is already a gangster state.  I feel for the suffering inflicted on it's innocents by the Serbs, but it never should have become independent.

Posted by: logprof at November 26, 2010 04:40 PM (BP6Z1)

37 Next exclusive special report. Should you worry if your dinner party guests see that the corn in your dump isn't locally grown?

Posted by: Katie Couric at November 26, 2010 04:41 PM (vdfwz)

38 Irregardless: I salute you Sir. That was one of the absolute best put-downs I have ever read. That is a f'ng masterpiece.

Posted by: CMU VET at November 26, 2010 04:42 PM (1WvCy)

39 Ebola's not going to like having a scar on his formerly flawless puss. I hear he can be a cranky bitch.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2010 04:42 PM (kn74g)

40

I'll stick the bowtie on you!

What poorly constructed prose for an attempt at an asswipe threat.

Posted by: Irregardless of Self Regard at November 26, 2010 04:43 PM (k59oS)

41 Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 09:40 PM (agSql)

--Oh yawn.

The clowns from the legacy conferences perpetuate a self-fulfilling prophecy by not allowing their best to go against the best of the non-AQ's.  Have any "powers" from the SEC or Big 10 dared schedule BSU or TCU?  You know, since they're so weak and all, it should be an easy win, right?

At least since TCU and BSU played each other last year, they can't wriggle out by having that match-up again.

Posted by: logprof at November 26, 2010 04:46 PM (BP6Z1)

42

What poorly constructed prose for an attempt at an asswipe threat.

You work with Amanpour each weekend and see what it does to your skills.

Posted by: George F. Will at November 26, 2010 04:48 PM (uCjoj)

43 Does Obama get a purple heart?

Posted by: sexypig at November 26, 2010 04:51 PM (ZGDGc)

44

36 1.  Neither TCU nor Boise State deserve to play in the national title game.  If either of them played in real conference (SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, etc.), they wouldn't be undefeated, and likely wouldn't even be considered for the title game.

So which team do you like that you feel is getting the shaft because after years of schools like BSU and TCU being screwed out of consideration have they finally beaten the system so now your team is going to get screwed.

You know what would be a great thing to help destroy the BCS?  If either of those schools get to play in the national championship and win it, and the other of them plays in a BCS bowl and beats their opponent too.

Posted by: buzzion at November 26, 2010 04:52 PM (oVQFe)

45 Have any "powers" from the SEC or Big 10 dared schedule BSU or TCU?  You know, since they're so weak and all, it should be an easy win, right?

Not my point.  I have no doubt TCU & Boise would roll some of the legacy conferences' best.  They just wouldn't roll them all.  The SEC West has five teams (out of six) ranked in the top 20.  Neither of these pretenders would run a real conference; they've barely run their own.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 04:54 PM (agSql)

46

You know what would be a great thing to help destroy the BCS?  If either of those schools get to play in the national championship and win it, and the other of them plays in a BCS bowl and beats their opponent too.

Posted by: buzzion at November 26, 2010 09:52 PM (oVQFe)

--Yeah, there is a bit of disconnect there, right?  Wants the sme-old, same-old in the championship game, but hates the BCS and wants it to go away.

Posted by: logprof at November 26, 2010 04:55 PM (BP6Z1)

47 So which team do you like that you feel is getting the shaft because after years of schools like BSU and TCU being screwed out of consideration have they finally beaten the system so now your team is going to get screwed.

I'm an LSU guy.  We're not getting screwed; we're incredibly lucky to be where we are.

As mentioned above, I think Auburn is the best team in the country and will win it all.  Cam Newton is the best player and will win the Heisman.  If Oregon is going to beat them, they'll need to step up their game.

My BCS comments are just calling it like it is.  TCU and Boise are fun to watch, but they've barely beaten some really suspect teams in their own conference.  They're poster children for the notion that the best way to finish high in the polls is to start there.  There's no way either of them would  have run the table in a real conference.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 04:59 PM (agSql)

48

--Yeah, there is a bit of disconnect there, right?  Wants the sme-old, same-old in the championship game, but hates the BCS and wants it to go away.

Posted by: logprof at November 26, 2010 09:55 PM (BP6Z1)

Yeah like I said, he's probably looking at the BCS games and is all butthurt that his team may not get to play and TCU and Boise probably will.  And I say this as an Ohio State fan.

Posted by: buzzion at November 26, 2010 05:00 PM (oVQFe)

49 When conservatives were busy telling people concerned about Constitutional rights how traitorous they were for opposing the Patriot Act, they were telling you this was exactly what was going to happen.

Posted by: JEA at November 26, 2010 05:00 PM (4NNOu)

50 Let me guess. Malor, right?

Posted by: jmflynny at November 26, 2010 05:06 PM (JItMh)

51

My BCS comments are just calling it like it is.  TCU and Boise are fun to watch, but they've barely beaten some really suspect teams in their own conference.  They're poster children for the notion that the best way to finish high in the polls is to start there.  There's no way either of them would  have run the table in a real conference.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 09:59 PM (agSql)

Just like every other school out there every year.  Most good teams will always have that trap game where they are upset by a team they should have crushed or just barely win.  And yeah just like other teams in the past they are benefitting by starting high in the polls, and the reason they've started high in the polls is because for most of the past decade they've been winning and going undefeated and suffering because of their starting place in the polls.

And like I said one of the best ways to move along the destruction of the BCS is to have one of them win the NC game, and have the other win a BCS game.

Posted by: buzzion at November 26, 2010 05:09 PM (oVQFe)

52 Both Boise and TCU are fun to watch, especially Boise.  I'm not down with the blue field, but I'm definitely down with their vertical passing game.  TCU's Dalton is good, too.

Given today's events (AU over Bama and Oregon beating Arizona), it looks like a conventional wisdom title game - Auburn vs. Oregon, SEC v. Pac 10 (I'm assuming there's less about a 1% chance South Carolina will beat Auburn in the SEC title game).

Playoff.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 05:16 PM (agSql)

53

Given today's events (AU over Bama and Oregon beating Arizona), it looks like a conventional wisdom title game - Auburn vs. Oregon, SEC v. Pac 10 (I'm assuming there's less about a 1% chance South Carolina will beat Auburn in the SEC title game).

Playoff.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 10:16 PM (agSql)

Why do we need a playoff?  Clearly we got it right again with Oregon v. Auburn in the title game.  The 2 best teams are playing.  The system works and we don't need to change it.

Posted by: BCS Responding to your complaints at November 26, 2010 05:21 PM (oVQFe)

54 The two best teams right now = Auburn & Wisconsin.

The other teams in my playoff would be Oregon, TCU, Boise, LSU, Ohio State and Stanford.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 26, 2010 05:50 PM (agSql)

55

You know, Obama could actually do something about the BCS.

Just refuse to invite any BCS team to the White House and invite the FCS champion instead until they hold a playoff.

The FCS can manage an 11-game season plus a 20-team playoff bracket.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2010 05:56 PM (BvBKY)

56 Creeping statism: a judge is allowing the wiretap authority created to aid investigators of terrorism to be used now for financial fraud investigations. Civil rights? What civil rights?

Did anyone actually read the article? It does not give blanket authority for wiretaps in financial fraud cases, it gives specific authority for insider trading cases. That distinction may be lost on many, but the reality is that most financial frauds (which covers a wide swath of crimes, from tax evasion and money laundering, to mortgage fraud) are historical cases, meaning there is an existing paper trail, and no need for a wire tap.

Insider trading is one of the most difficult types of frauds to prove, due to the need to prove that specific "insider" knowledge was intentionally communicated to the conspirators.  Considering the enormous damage done to the economy as a whole from some of the recent insider cases, not to mention some billion dollar ponzi schemes, wiretaps may be an important tool to investigators (one that is closely monitored at multiple layers, including federal judges).  

Posted by: elliot at November 26, 2010 06:02 PM (AtROK)

57 I'm a lumberjack and I don't care.

Posted by: Bajram Asllani at November 26, 2010 06:17 PM (Cl4PC)

58 I sleep all night, and I work all, um...

Posted by: fb at November 26, 2010 06:48 PM (tnDLR)

59 The Hannity interview of Palin was from 11/23. Tonight's was a repeat. Also her book was released on 11/23.

Posted by: sig at November 26, 2010 06:49 PM (T5Fwu)

60 My remembrance of the Military Commissions was 1 life without, 1 time served plus 9 months 1 time served plus 5 months and 2 all charges dropped.

Posted by: archie bunker at November 26, 2010 07:04 PM (0YS61)

61 Did anyone actually read the article?

Posted by: elliot at November 26, 2010 11:02 PM (AtROK)

What the Hell website do you think you're on, Instapundit?

Read the article. Seriously, you must be new here.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at November 26, 2010 11:47 PM (bxiXv)

62 And right on cue, Boise loses to Nevada, which would also be no great shakes in a real conference.

Posted by: Thinking things over at November 27, 2010 04:35 AM (agSql)

63 "Embarrassing, is what they are. She babbles, in response to adoring softballs." "Senator Obama, what's your favorite pie?"

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