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3:10 to Yuma! by American Elephant
September 7, 2007, 4:46 pm
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My favorite actor, Russell Crowe, is back on the silver screen in a remake of a 1957 western also starring American Psycho’s Christian Bale. The movie is getting great reviews and looks like a lot of fun. I have yet to see a Crowe movie I haven’t liked. Hopefully I can find someone who wants to go see it with me this weekend. (Click on the image to see the trailer)

310 to Yuma

And hopefully Crowe is now hard at work filming the next Aubrey film.

Ron Paul: nuttier than squirrel poo! by American Elephant

Crazy Uncle Ron

I’m sorry, I have many libertarian leanings myself, but Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul is just plain bonkers. If you need proof, look no further than last wednesday’s presidential debate where he made the following insane claims:

The Iraq War is illegal because congress didn’t declare war. Sorry crazy uncle Ron, but concerning the declaration of war, the Constitution says only this, from Article I, Section 8:

“The Congress shall have power…To declare war”

THAT’S IT! Period. That’s everything! Nowhere does the constitution prescribe the manner in which it must be done, it doesn’t require any specific language, it doesn’t say congress must state, “one, two, three, four, we declare a land war!” All the constitution says is that congress has the power to declare war.

And congress used that power when they issued not one but two authorizations for the Iraq war. Perfectly legal. Perfectly constitutional. Ron Paul is nuts.

The Iraq War violates international law. Absolute nonsense. And the easiest way to illustrate this is to ask the question, when did the Gulf War end? The obvious answer is that it never did. We have been at war with Saddam since he invaded Kuwaiit. We left him in power under a cease-fire agreement — every provision of which he violated. That alone makes the war to remove him 100% legal.

We invaded a sovereign nation. More poppycock. See above. Iraq was a defeated nation in a war that it started. They were subject to the conditions of the cease fire, their ability to trade was restricted, and their own airspace controlled by the international community. Hardly conditions one attributes to a sovereign nation.

We should pull out of Iraq immediately and completely. Not even the Democrat candidates propose as much, because even they recognize that would lead to complete disaster, genocide and war would engulf the entire region. Apparently Ron Paul sees nothing wrong with the idea of al Qaeda or Iran taking possession of the worlds second largest oil deposits. All reasonable people do.

I have no doubt that Ron Paul is completely sincere and has America’s best interests at heart — which is more than I can say for Democrats — but his most sincere and passionate beliefs are also his most irrational and demonstrably untrue, and that makes him both nuts, and a danger to himself and others.

Feinstein screws vets for benefit of rich hollywoood elites by American Elephant

Criminally Corrupt Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein is at it again. Last month we told you how she had steered millions and millions of dollars in military contracts to companies that her husband profits from directly.

Now the Wall Street Journal exposes a $4 BILLION handout she gives to her rich contributors in wealthy West LA at the expense of Americas injured veterans:

Ms. Feinstein, who in the last election received some of her largest donations from the rich area, has been only too happy to come to its defense. She honed in on the military construction and veterans affairs bill–a sensitive spending vehicle that few Republicans would dare vote against, and that President Bush would be loath to veto. She then slipped in an earmark provision that would bar the VA from disposing or leasing any of the ground. Thus a potential $4 billion worth of help and aid for our nation’s veterans goes bye-bye in the name of preserving a view for those Hollywood actors who play veterans in the movies. [read the whole thing]

So much for Democrat’s claims to care about our veterans.

And when Republicans tried to strip this egregious earmark from the bill, Feinstein’s comrade in corruption, Barbara Boxer, jumped to her feet in indignation and threatened that anyone who voted against Feisntein’s multi-billion giveaway to her rich hollywood liberal supporters, would have their projects and earmarks killed.

Republicans may have had a few corrupt members, but you’ll notice they’re all gone now. We get rid of corruption when we discover it — Democrats, on the other hand, keep them, re-elect them and promote them. (And their corrupt counterparts in the news media naturally cover for them.)

Barbara Boxer for example was one of the most egregious offenders in the congressional banking scandal, yet here she is threatening anyone who tries to stop her and Feinstein from giving a $4 billion handout to their rich Hollywood supporters at the expense of injured veterans.

In addition to her latest heinous earmark, Feinstein was discovered to have been profitting from defense contracts — yet Democrats won’t even think about investigating her.

No, mark my words, the very same corrupt crew of Democrats that were stripped of power in 1992 are still there, they’ve been promoted since, and they’ve been waiting 15 very long years to get their corrupt clutches back on the reins of power. Now that they have it, they are doing everything in their power to make certain they never lose it again (undermining the war, the fairness doctrine, amnesty, etc), and I’d be willing to bet good money that they’re already up to their eyeballs in corruption that will make anything Republicans did look like child’s play.

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