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 CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com 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