Thursday, January 6, 2011

1-5-2011 The Weekly Claw

Although a number of The Crawfish’s readers dislike any references to sports, I’ve gotta salute my hometown team. The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs finished a perfect 13-0 season by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers by a score of 21-19 in the 2011 Rose Bowl. Congrats to the Froggies!

A black man with a history of violence and sex crimes in two states, and who was out on bail from a violent offense here in September, killed a rookie cop in Arlington, TX, before killing his ex-girlfriend and himself. The perp had multiple charges against him in Washington state, so I don't understand why he only had to register as a sex offender here. He shoulda been locked up for that. With that history, how in the world did he get a bail of less than $10M for his offense in September? This brings up another thing that constantly hacks me off. If the jerk was arrested in September and charged then, why wasn't the case sent to trial in October? Doesn't the Constitution say something about "a speedy and public trial" (6th Amendment for those of you with confused looks on your faces)????? Then these judges have month-long breaks in the trials, from opening motions, to jury selection, to initial phase, then take 6 months off before the sentencing phase....BRAVO SIERRA! From the time that the charges are brought, the prosecution and defense should have a MAXIMUM of 3 weeks to get their crap together for trial to begin. Jury selection on one day, with the opening arguments starting the next day. The only days off from that point forward should be weekends and holidays. Once the perp is found guilty, the sentencing phase begins. If found guilty in the morning, sentencing begins after the lunch break. If found guilty in the afternoon, sentencing begins at 0900 the following day. The Crawfish knows that this can work, as I was on a jury in 1985 that found a perp guilty in the morning, took a lunch break, went through the sentencing phase, and dealt out a sentence of 63 years.

Another federal court has made a ruling in which they declare that they have absolutely no clue as to what the Constitution actually says. They have ruled that a cross on a war memorial on federal ground is unConstitutional because it is a government endorsement of religion. What does the Constitution say about the matter? Of course, it says “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (emphasis mine). Is a cross on a war memorial CONGRESS making a LAW? No it is not, although some federal judges seem to think it is.

The acolytes of political correctness are at it again. The newest editions of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” have replaced all instances of the “N-word” and replaced them with the word “slave”. First of all, they have not asked the author’s permission to change his words. Secondly, they are changing the historical accuracy, since the now-forbidden word was completely common for the types of people represented by the characters in Twain’s masterpieces. Are they going to change the words of the Constitution the next time they print it? Well…we know Democrats and liberal judges want to.

This is absolutely rich. Outgoing Queen of the House Red Nanny P-Lousy said that the House Democrats are going to “go forward to -- to create jobs, reduce the deficit, and protect the middle class.” She was just one of many Dims saying that their plan was to focus on the economy, while criticizing the GOP for “looking backward” in their efforts to repeal Obamacare. What makes this soooo hysterical is that the Dims have used the past 48 months to kill private sector jobs, completely blow up the deficit to sizes that could never have been imagined before Pelosi’s reign, and destroy the middle class…while forcing Obamacare down our throats without ever reading or debating the bill.

The rest of the Dim-ocrats keep referring to the GOP’s reading of the Constitution to open this Congress as a “gimmick” (or worse), but in this video, Joyless Behar asks if “this Constitution-loving is getting out of hand” and Bill Press says that the Constitution includes a right of privacy. Press also suggests that the Republicans have never read the Constitution, when it is the Dim-ocrats who keep saying that they can’t understand it because it is over 100 years old.

The Crawfish is a big fan of R. Lee Ermey. The man is pure American Marine. He tells it like it is and if that upsets you, too damned bad. Thanks to this appearance, he is now probably on Homeland Security Ditz Napolitano’s NO-FLY list and the Affirmative Action Attorney General’s investigation list.

Speaking of the Affirmative Action Attorney General, he now has a new Deputy Attorney General overseeing national security, and that deputy is just as much of an anti-American leftist as Eric Holder. The Chosen One made a recess appointment to get James Cole into the job for the rest of Obama’s time in office. James Cole believes that we are NOT in a war with Islam, and that muslim terrorists need to be treated just like any other criminals in our system. Why is it sooooo hard for liberals to understand that Islam declared war on the rest of the world when it was created by the power-hungry pedophile named Mohammed over 1300 years ago? What part of the Koran’s declaration that all Infidels must be converted, enslaved (the term is dhimmitude, research it yourself), or put to the sword is hard to comprehend?

I shoulda suspected it, but I didn’t know that the Society of Professional Journalists has a “Diversity Committee”. Anyway, this liberal claptrap committee is trying to spread the word to all journalists that Latinos (defined as those who want Mexico to take over most of the American Southwest) find the term “illegal immigrant” offensive, so journalists should use “undocumented immigrant” instead. I don’t care if the term is offensive or not. It is the TRUTH! Would they prefer “WETBACK”??? How about “deportable job stealer”?

If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.

“The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
Cicero, 55 BC; Roman author, orator, & politician

The Constitution of the United States


  1. 1. Where have these Froggies been for the past 60+ years? Not since Dutch Meyer has TCU had such a team. When I lived in Fort Worth TCU couldn't give the tickets away. I hope they're back to stay.

    2. Texas has a law called "Speedy Trial Act" or something like that. Under the STA the prosecution has 120 days from indictment to go to trial. Failure on either the DA or the Judge results in a possible dismissable.

    3. I seriously believe that lawyers should be barred not only from the political circus but also from the bench. I'm not sure why but it seems every blankety blank lawyer wants to twist everything said, written or printed. Including the Constitution. It is time for America to be the jury and it is time for jury nullification.

    4. The only people that shy from the word, "nigger" are white people. Of course black people continue to be enraged by that utterance from a white person. I lived in Poly and heard that word said at least once every five minutes 24/7 by the black folks across the street.

    5. Constitution loving? Is freedom loving getting out of hand, Joy? What is it that rankles the libs so much about the Constitution?

    6. Oh, yeah. The dems can't understand the Constitution because it is over 100 years old. Hmm, guess that's why they can't understand the Bible..

    7. I'd go into my speil about the Army of Islam and how every muslim is a soldier in the army but I've done it so many times your readers probably know it by heart. So I'll just say that's why there is no outcry from the "moderate" muslims.

    8. The thing about it is as long as the American people swallow that liberal PC claptrap they will be shoved and bullied by every "minority" (whatever the hell that is) group. Why is there no Caucasian Caucus in Congress? Why is there no Miss White America? Or Caucasian Magazine? Why would these things be racist yet white folks are expected to accept the racial organization La Raza, the Black Caucus, Jet Magazine and Miss Black America...

  2. Re-Writing Mark Twain does not surprise me--the libs are Hel-bent to change everything in "their"image. The TYRANNY of the 9th court is now open for all the world to see! I work with a Korean Vet and he says that the cross represents a freedom vets were fighting for!

  3. Some good stuff there. It was nice to see Wisconsin held to under 50 points,I must say.Here we go... A) How about SHOT by the afternoon? Works for me.B)These and any other "hizzoners" who DO NOT understand the Constitution should,at the least,be made to sit through a reading of it. Daily.Same with CONgress.C) So much for literary accuracy. Another victim of PC.What next,no Huck because it sounds like what the practitioners of PC can go do to themselves? D)Too bad Boehner didn't whack her over the head with the damned gavel yesterday. Still wouldn't have knocked any sense into that botoxed biotch.I see the d's STILL are wanting her up there as whip. I say GOOD.Let her be the face of the dhimmis. Next time,we pick up 100 MORE seats if they DO keep her front and center.E) Behar.No stupider a piece of bitch shit has walked among us.What a waste of air.Press is right up there as well.NEITHER of the twits have read,much less understand it.F)R.Lee Ermey. OOOOHHHHRRRAAAAHHHH.I thought the same thing when Gunny had the video at his place.You KNOW he'd be persona non grata at ANY D.C. event while THIS bunch is around.G) Gotta toe the boss' line,eh? Add this turd to the pile that grows with each appointment the P.L.L. makes.Such as mobster Daley the Younger.H) That's OK,Craw.I find the term "journalist" offensive as well. Can we get THAT term banned as well? Catch you next time from here in the middle of the salad patch in Yuma.

  4. This latest attack on the cross is a slap in the face of Vets but every freedom loving American---Would you believe that the Democrats are calling the reading of the Constitution "propaganda"?"?The American people voted--NOW is time for RESULTS!

  5. Buck,
    1) The previous coach got 'em started in the right direction, and Coach Patterson has done a wonderful job.
    2) Since it is in the Constitution, a state law is not necessary. One month is more than enough in ALL cases.
    3) All court cases should be required to cite specific laws being broken, and in federal cases how that law is Constitutional.
    4) Typical liberal double standard.
    5) The Constitution, like the Bible, has RULES that are to be followed. Libs HATE to follow rules that THEY didn't write.
    6) But they understand the Communist Manifesto....
    7) ALL muslims are the enemy of ALL non-muslims
    8) I find it an insult that there are billboards and radio/TV stations that are in a language other than English anywhere that is more than 50 miles from the border.

  6. 8th man,
    THEIR image is that of Vladimir Ilych Lenin

  7. C-bow,
    It is just another way for them to turn the people against the Constitution. They want to make it seen as out of date ("over 100 years old"), extreme right wing, and not applicable.

  8. Clyde,
    a) I ain't arguin'!
    b) see b
    c) good 'un!
    d) Let them keep it up and we'll end up with 2/3 of the House, over 60 Senators, and the White House!
    e) Behar needs to be put up as one of the main faces of liberal intolerance. She's a truly ugly person inside and out.
    f) Now if Ermey would just learn to trim his outta control eyebrows....
    g) We need the House to defund his part of the DOJ.
    h) I kinda like the term Mark Levin has for a certain network.....MSLSD

  9. As to speedy trials.

    The Constitution states that defendants have the right to a speedy trial, but defense lawyers "waive time" almost as a matter of course. That means that the defendants waive their right to a speedy trial. Prosecutors can't waive time; only defendants.

    This generally benefits the defense more than the prosecution, because the passage of time means evidence can get lost, witnesses can die or disappear (or forget details), it allows more time to negotiate plea deals, they can play the press, whatever.

    Also, if the defendant is out on bail, well... that's that much longer before he has to go to the graybar hotel.

    Just FYI.

  10. Craw,

    Nice post. This was my first visit and certainly not my last.

    Now for my own shameless plug:

  11. Swell .... nnnnnnnannnnnceeee pelousy has recently been deemed irrevocably insane by some members in the media (within the last 48 hours! Where have they been these last 4 years?) .... This PC BS has got to stop now! Rewriting Mark Twain because of the iggernay ordway? Try pulling up to a stop light and hearing the dulcet tones of rap! Something has got to give .... Good roundup, Craw!

  12. "undocumented" immegrant? I guess this goes with there is "no"war on terror??heaven help us! I just hope the new congress has the ----to get things done.(new post) we will see soon enough

  13. Brian,
    if the defense requests an extension, and it is for a good reason, I have no problem. Having a JUDGE say something like "The jury has found the defendant guilty and he will be remanded to the custody of the Sheriff's Department until sentencing, which will commence 4 months from today" is bovine excrement.

  14. Hardnox,
    gotcha on the blog list now!

  15. Dawn,
    Good ta see ya again. It's been a while!

    Give the media another week and they'll be back to praising P-Lousy.

  16. Craw,

    Thanks friend. I did the same days ago but can't get the Blog to display it. I've tried every menu and gadget and still no-go. Hopefully they will have it sorted out soon.

    If you need my email ask Gunny for it as I assume you have his.

  17. Hardnox,
    You bet I have Gunny's e-mail. He had my retirement flag flown over Multi-National Force Headquarters in Baghdad while he was on the staff there a couple of years ago.

  18. Blackwater,
    they ARE documented. They get drivers licenses, public school and public university student IDs, fake SS cards......

  19. Craw, here's the deal on that.

    First of all, if he's found guilty and remanded to custody until sentencing, what's the problem? That means he's in jail, which is where he belongs. The time he serves awaiting sentencing is simply credited toward the term of his ultimate sentence.

    In serious crimes, bail (if he's out on bail during trial) is seldom continued until sentencing. Once he's found guilty he'll be remanded awaiting sentencing.

    The reason there's a delay is that upon conviction, certain administrative procedures come into play that are necessary to determine the appropriate sentence in accordance with state or federal laws (depending on the jurisdiction). Prior criminal history is determined, which can lengthen a sentence; probability of "rehabilitation" is determined; likelihood of being a "problem" prisoner, so the appropriate tier level of the facility can be determined (minimum security, super-max, etc.); proximity to family for visitation. None of that is done prior to conviction. And it all takes time.


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