CategoryNot The Onion

So much for the experiment that was the United States Of America

Judge ‘Troubled’ by DOJ Position in Drone Strike Case

The government argued the court should dismiss a lawsuit brought by the families of American citizens killed in Yemen in 2011 by targeted missile strikes. Justice Department lawyers argued the court was barred from hearing a case that would require an assessment of sensitive military and political issues far outside its purview and ability to review.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer repeatedly expressed concern that the government’s position would essentially strip U.S. citizens abroad of their constitutional rights. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian Hauck argued there was a difference between having a constitutional right—which he said could be protected by the executive and legislative branches—and being able to make constitutional claims in court.

I am appalled.

The government’s argument here is basically “you have whatever constitutional rights we decide you get to keep.” Given the administration’s history of dodgy answers to the “would you strike at US citizens on US soil” question, that statement can’t even be qualified with “when overseas.”

Lets be clear here: all the evidence points to Anwar Al-Aulaqi being a very bad man, and for all I know the two kids with him were to. But all I know is what the administration has agreed to talk about *after* they blew them all up.

The US “War on Terror” has become an exercise in terror, killing people we don’t like without warning, without due process, without an imminent threat.

We have to be better than our enemies. Otherwise, what’s the fucking point?

Good Idea/Bad Idea: Science edition

Good Idea: coming up with a drug to help women with sexual dysfunction, even if it’s inevitably going to be branded as “Viagra for chicks.”

Bad Idea: doing it with a drug designed to make women horny and lower their inhibitions. Because that won’t ever end up spiking someone’s drink.

But that’s what some idiot is trying to do, according to this article. Better yet, said idiot decided to make drugs because he got dumped. “The breakup inspired a lifelong quest to comprehend female emotion through biochemistry and led to his career as a psychopharmacologist.”

There are so many things wrong with that sentence, I don’t even know where to start. But somewhere, there’s a woman torn between knowing she got out while the getting was good and thinking maybe she should have taken one for the team.

Even better is how they want to make sure that their drug to make women want sex and not care about the consequences only works so well. “Companies worried about the prospect that their study results would be too strong, that the F.D.A. would reject an application out of concern that a chemical would lead to female excesses, crazed binges of infidelity, societal splintering.”

Because it’s OK for women to want sex, but they can’t want it too much.

The Stupid, It Burns

But it never burns the right people.

“Any member of the general assembly who proposes a piece of legislation that further restricts the right of an individual to bear arms, as set forth under the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States, shall be guilty of a class D felony,”

Via TPM

It’s time to just nuke New Mexico

And probably Arizona too, that’s most likely where the infection spread from.

A New Mexico lawmaker today introduced a bill that would charge anyone receiving an abortion after being sexually assaulted, or performing one on a woman who was assaulted  prior to the resolution of any associated criminal trial, with “tampering with evidence.”

© 2017 Joe Helfrich

Theme by Anders NorénUp ↑