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Orange County CA Bows to Islam; Muzzie-mahs in Custody Not Required to Remove Headscarves

14 February, 2013

Gee, Muzzie-mahs would never think of sneaking contraband into prison by using their headscarves…

Yup.  More insanity and creeping sharia brought to you via ludicrous judges, a perfidious ACLU, and, the ever present, imperious Muzzies:

OC Muslim woman settles head scarf lawsuit

Modesto Bee

SANTA ANA, Calif. — An Orange County Muslim woman who was forced to remove her head scarf by jailers has settled a civil rights lawsuit.

City News Service says the settlement was announced Wednesday.

Souhair Khatib of Anaheim and her husband pleaded guilty in 2006 to a misdemeanor welfare fraud violation and were given community service.

When Khatib went to ask for an extension to complete the service, a judge ordered her jailed. She claimed jailers in a courthouse holding cell forced her to remove the religious scarf.

She sued in 2007 for religious discrimination.

The ACLU of Southern California says under the settlement, county officials will no longer require Muslim women in custody to remove their headscarves.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says it’s given its officers new training about the scarves.

ACLU Suing to Force Elementary School Library to Display Gay Advocacy Book

16 November, 2012

What?  No ACLU lawsuit to push sibling incest onto Kindergarteners?  What are they, incestaphobes or something?:

ACLU sues to force elementary libraries to display lesbian advocacy book
by Kirsten Andersen – LifeSiteNews

FARMINGTON, UT, November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to force a Utah school district to keep a lesbian advocacy book on elementary school library shelves.

In the Davis School District in Utah, children as young as kindergarten age can check out a homosexual propaganda book called In My Mothers’ House, about three adopted kids and their lesbian “mothers,” if their parents sign a permission slip.

The book was removed from shelves after another Windridge mother complained to school officials when her kindergartner brought it home. It is presently kept behind the counter.

This minor obstacle motivated the ACLU to seeking to force the school district to put the book back on its library shelves, making it available to all children without restriction.

The only person participating in the “class action” lawsuit is Tina Weber, whose children are enrolled at Windridge Elementary School in the district, the school at the center of the controversy over the book.

In Our Mothers’ House was added to libraries in five of the district’s 50 elementary schools after administrators learned that a Windridge Elementary student was being raised by lesbians.

After a kindergarten student brought it home, a group of concerned parents brought a petition to the school asking that the book be removed.

A seven-member parent-teacher committee decided that the book would remain in library collections, but should be kept behind the counter instead of on the shelves. They said the book did not comply with state law barring homosexual advocacy in school curriculum.

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Fired Qur’an Burning New Jersey Transit Employee Gets His Job Back Along With Back Pay and $25,000 for Pain and Suffering

22 April, 2011

Excellent news!  Turns out, you CAN use the ACLU to undermine the spread of Sharia.  You just need to convince them that it’s all about the Freedom of Speech.

You know, I really like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, bu I’m still heck-a miffed at him for supporting the NJ Transit Authority’s firing of Derek Fenton for merely exercising his Right to Free Speech.  Let this be a teaching moment for Gov. Christie;  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Man who burned Qur’an gets pain and suffering fees

Fri Apr 22 2011 AP – Via TheStar.com

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Transit employee fired for publicly burning pages of the Qur’an on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year is getting his job back.

A settlement obtained by The Star-Ledger Newark shows Derek Fenton will receive $25,000 for pain and suffering when he resumes his $86,110-a-year job.

He’ll also receive back pay equal to $331.20 for every day since his firing on Sept. 13, 2010.

[…]

Author Paul Kengor Uncovers Soviet Documents Linking ACLU Founder With Communist Party

4 January, 2011

We’ve always suspected it, now there’s solid evidence backing it up:

The ACLU’s untold Stalinist heritage
By John Rossomando – The Daily Caller

Noted author Paul Kengor has unearthed declassified letters and other documents in the Soviet Comintern archives linking early leaders of the ACLU with the Communist Party.

Kengor found a May 23, 1931 letter in the archives signed by ACLU founder Roger Baldwin, written on ACLU stationery, to then American Communist Party Chairman William Z. Foster asking him to help ACLU Chairman Harry Ward with his then-upcoming trip to Stalin’s Russia.

The letter suggests Ward intended to visit the Soviet Union to find “evidence from Soviet Russia” that would undermine the capitalist profit motive.

Baldwin wrote the letter at a time when Stalin was deporting 1.8 million Ukrainian peasants to Siberia under his policy of the forced collectivization of agriculture, which resulted in the deaths of up to 10 million Ukrainians in the two years that followed.

The Ukrainian government considers this to have been an act of genocide.

Foster was a key figure in the early years of the American communist movement who belonged to the ACLU’s National Committee in the 1920s, according to FBI documents. He later wrote a book titled “Toward Soviet America” in 1932 and also testified under oath before Congress that  he opposed American democracy.

Another letter on ACLU letterhead Kengor found in the Soviet archives dated Sept. 2, 1932 asks the Communist Party of America for a schedule of Foster’s trips around the country and offers to help keep the police at bay. It also asks for the names and addresses of Communist Party representatives in the cities where Foster was speaking.

Kengor also found a flier from 1933 advertising ACLU board member Corliss Lamont as the headline speaker for “Soviet Union Day,” which its organizers hoped would “answer lies and slanders of enemies of the Soviet Union.”

The documents found their way into the Soviet archives because the Communist Party sent all of its correspondences to the Comintern in Moscow for safekeeping, according to Kengor.

Other documents released in the 1990s by KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin show the American Communist Party was under the Moscow’s direct control until 1989.

“These guys were advocating a regime that arguably was the biggest mass murderer in all of human history,” Kengor said. “Where is the moral authority in that?”

Kengor told The Daily Caller he found numerous other documents in the Soviet Comintern archives that also show a close relationship between the Communist Party and the ACLU.

These documents corroborate rumors that have circulated about the ACLU’s founders and early leaders dating back to the 1920s.

The ACLU would not comment on Kengor’s research, but the ACLU’s official history describes its founders as a “small group of idealists” who began the organization amid the “Palmer Raids” of late 1919 and early 1920 against “so-called radicals”.

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ACLU to Give Muzzies Free Lawyers When Questioned by Law Enforcement

2 April, 2010

Yup, this is all part of that special treatment Muzzies clamor for.

I have an idea; if you are ever picked up by the po-po and questioned, tell them you are Muslim and demand that they provide an ACLU lawyer for you.   If everyone who gets in trouble with Johnny-Law were to do this, the ACLU would wake up and stop this “free lawyer for every Muzzie” BS right away!

ACLU program will protect Muslims in FBI questioning
BY TIM TOWNSEND
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Adil Imdad, 41, moved to the United States as a teenager from his native Pakistan in 1981. Five years later, he became an American citizen, and in 1995, he moved to St. Louis to pursue a master’s degree in environmental engineering at Washington University.

Imdad loves his adopted country. He also loves Islam, and his story embodies the reason the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri is launching the Muslim Rights Project. The program, which ACLU officials say may be its first nationwide, will provide volunteer attorneys for Muslims questioned by law enforcement officers.

Imdad is a devout Muslim. He wears a long beard, in honor of Islam’s prophets.  His forehead is occasionally bruised from bowing to the floor in frequent prayer. He travels to Pakistan to see his family there, and to Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage known as hajj. He’s a leader at the Bilal mosque on St. Louis University’s campus.

In 2002, Imdad says, agents from the FBI interviewed him for the first time at his job at TSi Engineering in St. Louis.   Since then, he has submitted to more than 20 FBI interviews, he said, some by phone and some in person. He keeps the business cards of each agent he has met in a laminated page in a three-ring binder. Each of their phone numbers is saved in his BlackBerry.

When Imdad was first approached by agents eight years ago, his motivation in talking to them was simple cooperation.

“I know the FBI is not my enemy,” Imdad said. “I have two daughters who I want to keep safe. The FBI is trying to do that, so I wanted to help. I wanted to help my country.”

But, Imdad said, over time, FBI agents became more aggressive in their questioning.

“You get a knock on your door at home, or they show up where you work, and you’re scared,” he said. “When you talk to them, they take advantage of that fear that’s already in you.”

Imdad said that during various interviews with FBI agents, he was locked in a room, repeatedly yelled at, asked what he was hiding and accused of lying.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Maxwell Marker, of the FBI’s St. Louis division, said he could not talk about its relationship with specific Muslims in the area. But, he said, “the Muslim community, for us, is the same as any other community in the St. Louis area.”

“For us to know what’s going on, what issues are affecting them, what crime problems might exist, we have to talk to people,” Marker continued. “That’s how we get information so we can have a positive impact in the community.”

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Obama’s First Federal Court Nominee was Fund Raiser for…ACORN!

13 November, 2009

But, that’s not the worst of it!  Read on:

Former ACORN fund raiser gets Obama judicial nomination. Yes, you read that right
By: Mark Tapscott – Washington Examiner
Editorial Page Editor – 11/13/09

President Obama’s first federal court nominee was Judge David Hamilton of Indiana. If you are drinking your morning coffee as you read what follows here, you might want to put down your cup before reading further:

Among Hamilton’s “qualifications” is the fact that he is a former fund raiser for ACORN. That fact was conspicuously left out of the White House statement announcing Obama’s nomination of the federal district judge for a position on the Seventh Circuit federal appeals court.

Even though it was only for a month, the fact Hamilton would work for any length of time for ACORN is disturbing. And there is no evidence that he has ever subsequently reputiadated his association with ACORN.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a Senate confirmation vote on Hamilton’s nomination for Tuesday, Nov. 17.

As the American Civil Rights Union’s Ken Klukowski details in an oped posted earlier this morning here on washingtonexaminer.com, Hamilton is an ACLU big-wig who also has a deeply hypocritical view of Christianity:

“He has also shown surprising hostility to people of Christian faith. He ruled that any prayers uttered in the Indiana statehouse that invoke the name of Jesus Christ are unconstitutional and cannot be permitted.

“Nor can anyone offer a prayer that is ‘sectarian’ or ‘pervasively Christian.’ Oddly, although prayers mentioning Jesus are somehow a threat to the republic, Judge Hamilton said that it’s okay to offer prayers to Allah.”

Hamilton’s various rulings are a good illustration of why so many social conservatives view attempts by the ACLU and other liberals to ban all expressions of Christian faith from the public square to be supremely bigoted and patently unconstitutional violations of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom.

A coalition of conservative leaders headed by former Attorney General Edwin Meese points to five reasons why Hamilton should not be confirmed:

·        Judge Hamilton is an ideologue first and a jurist second.  His rulings reflect his work for the ACLU and ACORN, and his rulings on the District Court often reflect his bias toward extreme leftist ideology. If anything, Judge Hamilton’s record has confirmed fears that he would be a liberal judicial activist who would impose his radical ACLU-inspired agenda from the bench.

·        Judge Hamilton suppressed religious freedom:  He expressed a bizarre hostility to religious speech by ruling that prayers to Jesus Christ offered at the beginning of legislative sessions violate the Constitution, but that prayers to Allah do not.  In 1994 he denied a Rabbi’s plea to allow a Menorah to be part of the Indianapolis Municipal Building’s holiday display. In both cases the Seventh Circuit reversed Hamilton.

·        Judge Hamilton’s ruling in criminal cases indicates that he attempts to find ways to be as lenient as possible in sentencing.   In one case, where he was unanimously reversed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals,  Judge Hamilton disregarded a defendant’s prior conviction for a felony drug offense in order to avoid imposing a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment for persons convicted of a third felony drug offense.

·        Judge Hamilton protected child predators:  In one particularly troubling case, Judge Hamilton invalidated a common-sense law that would have required convicted sex offenders to provide information so that law enforcement could track their activity, thereby making it easier for child predators to move around and endanger children in Indiana.  In another, Judge Hamilton urged the President to grant clemency for a police officer who had pled guilty to producing child pornography by videotaping and photographing sexual activity with two teenage girls.

·        Judge Hamilton consistently sided with abortion-on-demand absolutists:  Over a period of seven years, Judge Hamilton used his judicial role to wage a campaign against reasonable measures to reduce abortions, repeatedly ruling against a popular Indiana law requiring information and a waiting period before an abortion.

Dr. Bulldog and Ronin Now a “Radical Blog!”

28 September, 2009

*Sniffle*  I’m just so…so…so…devastated. *Sniffle*

ROFLMAO!  This is just too funny!  I had to step away from the computer for a while to keep from cracking a rib while LMAO!

11th District GOP candidate wants to end Muslim immigration to U.S.

Trish Choate Standard-Times Washington Bureau
Posted September 28, 2009 – gosanangelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — WASHINGTON — A hopeful for San Angelo’s congressional seat wants no more Muslim immigration to America.

But Canyon Clowdus doesn’t stop at the stance he outlined to radical blog “Dr. Bulldog and Ronin,” which endorsed him for 11th Congressional District representative.

[These Libtards in the media really crack me up!  Just because a website is a Conservative Right-Wing website which doesn’t fit into the mindset of a Libtard or espouse their kool-aid drinking rhetoric, we are suddenly labeled as a “radical blog!”  LOL!]

“It’s not just them,” the conservative Republican told a reporter Sunday night. “They need to check all immigrants. They used to assimilate.”

Instead, immigrants retain their beliefs, hurting America, Clowdus, a Marble Falls businessman, said.

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Clowdus wants to halt Muslim immigration to stop what the blog termed a “stealth Jihad” and “creeping sharia” to replace the Constitution with Islamic religious law.

[Obviously, Trish Choate doesn’t even know the origin of those terms.  It’s sad, really.  Of course, I’m not the one who created those terms, nor am I the one who originally said:

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant,” and, “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Nope, that wasn’t me nor was it Ronin.  That was the founder of CAIR, Omar Ahmed.  You remember CAIR, right?  The unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorism case and the ones who want to prosecute passengers who report suspicious passengers on planes?   The ones who even the FBI had to back away from.  Yeah, Ibrahim Hooper is the talking propaganda head, now (and darling of the Lame Stream Media who fatuously suck down every drop of his Islamaganda).  But, back in the day, Omar Ahmed was “The Man.”

Of course, Ahmed now denies having said what he said (BTW – it only took him about 8 years before he started denying that he had made those comments), but the reporter, Lisa Gardiner, is a solid reporter and is 100 percent sure that she heard Ahmed correctly and accurately reported what he had said.

So, let’s break Ahmed’s statement down a little, shall we?:

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.”

In other words, one of Islam’s goals in America is domination of ALL other religions.  Sounds pretty bigoted to me and highly unconstitutional, as well…

“The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America.”

In other words, The Qur’an and Islamic law (which comes from the Qur’an and Hadiths) should be the highest authority in America, even higher than the U.S. Constitution.  Yup, that pretty much sums up the goal of Islam in America.

“and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Uhm, wouldn’t the implementation of that go contrary to the 1st Amendment?  You know, the part the Lame Stream Media wishes wasn’t included before their iconic Free Speech clause:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof […]”

Of course, Ibrahim Hooper has his own way of putting it:

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.  But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that.  I’m going to do it through education” ~ Ibrahim Hooper, (CAIR).

Gee, I’m so glad Hooper is a “moderate” Muslim and wants to stealthily brainwash my children into letting Islam take over the United States Government.  Hence, the term “stealth jihad.”

Not only that, but even Ibrahim Hooper admits that if Muslims become sufficient in number, they WILL replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic Law:

“In 2003 Hooper stated that if Muslims ever become a majority in the United States, they will likely seek to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, which they deem superior to man-made law.” – Discover the Networks

(Rather than go on and on about CAIR, I suggest you all click on the Discover the Networks link and start discovering for yourselves).

Of course, I couldn’t help but notice that no “moderate” Muslims were chastising their fellow compatriots who were holding up the following signs at two different protests in New York City back in February of 2006:

Protest in New York City, February 1, 2006 -  Note the black flag of Islam, the battle-flag of jihad, flying over the White House on the placard at left.

Protest in New York City, February 1, 2006 - Note the black flag of Islam, the battle-flag of jihad, flying over the White House on the placard at left.

February 17, 2006 - At the New York cartoon protest rally.  Again, note the Black Flag of Islamic Jihad flying over the White House!

February 17, 2006 - At the New York cartoon protest rally. Again, note the Black Flag of Islamic Jihad flying over the White House!

So, it isn’t Ronin or myself who say that Islam is here in the United States to dominate, it is the “moderate” (by Lame Stream Media standards) Muslims.  We are merely reporting what they are saying.  So, if Trish Choate has a problem with that and feels that we are “radicals” for reporting on such events, then she, through her fifth column complacency and willfully selective Libtard blindness, supports the overthrowing of the United States and its Constitution.  After all, freedom isn’t awarded to the complacent and, most assuredly, cannot be long maintained if one willfully ignores the enemy within.]

A civil rights advocate said he reads the blog and is disappointed a congressional candidate is lending his credibility to efforts to divide Americans instead of bring them together.

[Communist codeword alert!:   “Civil Rights Advocate.”

Also, I am disappointed that a “civil rights advocate” is lending his credibility to efforts on the part of a repressive religion like Islam to divide Americans instead of bringing them together.  Think about it; Islam is a barbaric, male-chauvinist cult that seeks to separate the sexes, separate the Muslims from the infidels (why else do you think so many Muslims come here to the United States and immediately set up “Islamic Communities” away from others? ) , remove ALL homosexuals, etc., etc.  The list goes on and on, ad nauseam.  This is certainly NOT what Martin Luther King was trying to do during the civil rights movement!  Islam is the exact opposite of the civil rights movement—it (Islam) strives to divide and subjugate, not unite and equalize.

Uhm, is this where I should mention to the civil rights advocate, Eric Ward, that I’m part black?  And, part Indian?  Of course, we made the terrible mistake of ignoring all those “white men” who kept coming to America on those “floating islands.”  Heck, we thought they were just here to hang out with us and have a good time.    Willful blindness, my friend…]

The blog has pushed the wrong-headed idea that there’s a huge clash of civilizations between Christianity and Islam, said Eric Ward of the Chicago-based Center for New Community, a faith-based organization including Christians, Jews and Muslims.

[A commie organization from Our Dark Overlord’s home town!  Gee, what a surprise…  The Chicago Democratic Socialists of America just loves them—although I noticed that the DSA now has a disclaimer at the top of their page to distance themselves from controversy.  Ah, yes…it reminds me of when the Chicago DSA scrubbed their website clean of any incriminating evidence linking them with Obama.  But, I digressed.  For lots of fun, our buddy at VDARE.com, Peter Gadiel (whose 23-year-old son, James, was killed by Muhammadans on 9/11), has encountered Eric Ward’s speciousness in the past.  CLICK HERE to read his encounter with Eric the talking headcase.]

“The truth of the matter is that the only clash that’s going on is amongst extremist elements in Christianity and Islam,” Ward said.

[What does Christianity have to do with it, you bigot!  Ronin is an Atheist.  He gets just as many, if not more, death threats from the Islamic community as I do.  So, if “the truth of the matter” is that this is only a clash between “extremist elements” in Christianity and Islam, then why are the Islamists so pissed off at him, to the point of actually threatening to kill him, an Atheist, eh?  You see, it’s not about Christians, Jews, or Atheists.  It’s about a cult that was started by a murderous pedophile who commanded his followers to kill the infidels.   It doesn’t matter if you are a Christian or not.  If you oppose Islam, the un-Holy Qur’an and its associated Hadiths give Muslims permission to kill you.]

Neither Congressman Mike Conaway nor a second challenger, Chris Younts, shared Clowdus’ views on Muslim immigration.

[No surprise there! ]

“Congressman Conaway is a strong proponent of immigration reform,” Conaway campaign spokesman Richard Hudson said. “But he does not have an immigration policy based on religion.”

[Yeah, but he DID vote for Bush’s TARP—which I’m pretty sure funnels money to illegal aliens (think ACORN, my friends). ]

San Angelo businessman Younts opposes illegal immigration but “believes that any law abiding citizen of another country should be allowed to immigrate to the United States as long as they abide by our immigration policies and honor our Constitution,” Younts campaign spokesman Ken Burton said.

[Yup, that’s pretty much my own personal philosophy—as long as they abide by our immigration policies and honor our Constitution (yeah, I know, it’s “radical” ).  But, I must admit that I’ve been pretty hard pressed to find a Muslim who actually puts the U.S. Constitution above Islamic law.    The only Muslim I know who does that is our long-time Muslim buddy, Muslims Against Sharia (MASHA) who Trish Choate and Eric Ward probably think must be another one of them “radical” bloggers.  LOL!]

UPDATE: For even more side-splitting fun, see the much longer version of this article by CLICKING HERE.  Notice that Ibrahim “I’m going to do it through education” Mr. Hooper of CAIR is now in on the act!

Too funny—especially since Mr. Hooper admits in the article that Islam (in his little head) is above the U.S. Constitution—as in the Freedom of Speech clause:

[…] CAIR asks mainstream leaders to challenge anti-Muslim talk if they hear it because silence equals consent or unspoken approval, Hooper said.

“That’s why it’s the responsibility of people of goodwill in our society and particularly leaders in our society to challenge this kind of hate-filled bigoted rhetoric when it’s used anywhere in our society,” Hooper said. […]

See?  Evidently, Mr. Hooper thinks that Islam is above criticism and should get some sort of a free pass from the Free Speech clause in the Bill of Rights.  Let me just state for the record, “NO RELIGION IS ABOVE CRITICISM!”

In fact, I seem to recall that Ibrahim Hooper appears to be a little confused about the current laws of the United States when the Associated Press reported back in August of 2007:

CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper “said that a minority of Muslims take second wives, and that Islamic scholars would differ on whether one could do so while living in the United States.”

Which begs the question:  How large of a minority of Muslims have taken on second wives in the United States and why is it that these “Islamic scholars” are unable to take into account the fact that polygamy is illegal according to the laws of the United States?  Seems pretty cut and dry to me—polygamy is illegal in the United States!  But, on the other hand, if these Islamic scholars don’t believe in the laws of the United States superseding Islamic law, then I can certainly can understand why they would fall into such confusion.

But, be that as it may, I will give Mr. Hooper props for staying away from the race card, since Islam is NOT a race, it’s a cult founded by a murdering profligate warlord who told his followers (among other immoral things) it’s okay to kill, rape, and steal.  If telling the truth about Islam is considered “hate-filled bigoted rhetoric” by Mr. Hooper’s small mind, then so be it.

Obviously, he is in denial of Muhammad’s own hate-filled bigoted rhetoric:

“Surely those who disbelieve [Muhammad’s message of Islam] from among the followers of the Book [Christians] and the polytheists shall be in the fire of hell, abiding therein; they are the worst of men.” – Qur’an 98:6

As for me, I don’t hate Muslims—sure, I think they’re all pretty stupid for following such an obviously false prophet and I really feel sorry for them, but I don’t hate them—I hate all ideologies which enslave the masses and destroy freedoms.  Islam just happens to be one such ideology.  If that makes me a “radical”  in the eyes of the ignorant, then so be it!

Besides, “radical blog” has such a nice, hippie Lefturd feel to it.   It just cracks me up everytime I hear it!   Kind of like the pot trying to call the stainless steel kettle black.


ACLU Spies For Our Enemies—Thinks It’s ‘Patriotic’

26 August, 2009

Where are all the Libtard protesters who hammered Bush about spying on Americans?  Believe me, I don’t necessarily condone  Bush’s totalitarian police-state policies,  but you would think that if the Libtards were so concerned about the government spying on Americans, they would also show concern when the ACLU does the same thing.  But, this isn’t really about privacy, is it?  It’s about Bush derangement syndrome.
ACLU: Spying for America’s Enemies
by Michelle Malkintown hall

Savor the silence of America’s self-serving champions of privacy. For once, the American Civil Liberties Union has nothing bad to say about the latest case of secret domestic surveillance — because it is the ACLU that committed the spying.

Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers — “in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes” — were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators.

The ACLU undertook the so-called “John Adams Project” with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — last seen crusading for convicted jihadi assistant Lynne Stewart. She’s the far-left lawyer who helped sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing and N.Y. landmark bombing plot mastermind, smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client’s court-ordered isolation.

The ACLU’s team used lists and data from “human rights groups,” European researchers and news organizations that were involved in “(t)racking international CIA-chartered flights” and monitoring hotel phone records. Working from a witch-hunt list of 45 CIA employees, the ACLU team tailed and photographed agency employees or obtained other photos from public records.

And then they showed the images to suspected al-Qaida operatives implicated in murdering 3,000 innocent men, women and children on American soil.

Where is the concern for the safety of these American officers and their families? Where’s the outrage from all the indignant supporters of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose name was leaked by Bush State Department official Richard Armitage to the late Robert Novak? Lefties swung their nooses for years over the disclosure, citing federal laws prohibiting the sharing of classified information and proscribing anyone from unauthorized exposure of undercover intelligence agents.

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ACLU Opposing Government Use of Web Tracking Technologies

13 August, 2009

Evidently, the ACLU doesn’t want the government tracking and prying into their kiddie porn addiction…  I guess that’s a good thing, ’cause it means the ACLU is forced to be on We the People’s side for once:

Government Proposes Massive Shift In Online Privacy Policy

Changes Would Pose Serious Threat To Americans’ Personal Information, Says ACLU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments today to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing its recent proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. Cookies can be used to track an Internet user’s every click and are often linked across multiple websites; they frequently identify particular people.

Since 2000, it has been the policy of the federal government not to use such technology. But the OMB is now seeking to change that policy and is considering the use of cookies for tracking web visitors across multiple sessions and storing their unique preferences and surfing habits. Though this is a major shift in policy, the announcement of this program consists of only a single page from the federal register that contains almost no detail.

“This is a sea change in government privacy policy,” said Michael Macleod-Ball, Acting Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “Without explaining this reversal of policy, the OMB is seeking to allow the mass collection of personal information of every user of a federal government website. Until the OMB answers the multitude of questions surrounding this policy shift, we will continue to raise our strenuous objections.”

The use of cookies allows a website to differentiate between users and build a database of each user’s viewing habits and the information they share with the site. Since web surfers frequently share information like their name or email address (if they’ve signed up for a service) or search request terms, the use of cookies frequently allows a user’s identity and web surfing habits to be linked. In addition, websites can allow third parties, such as advertisers, to also place cookies on a user’s computer.

“Americans rely on the information from the federal government to research politics, medical issues and legal requirements. The OMB is now asking to retain the personal and identifiable information we leave behind,” said Christopher Calabrese, Counsel for the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project. “No American should have to sacrifice privacy or risk surveillance in order to access free government information.  No policy change should be adopted without wide ranging debate including information on the restrictions and uses of cookies as well as impact on privacy.”

ACLU Admits they Want to Make the Constitution Conform to Their Beliefs

28 March, 2009

A VERY telling statement slipped out of an ACLU spokesperson the other day.  I’ve highlighted the incriminating text in red:

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ACLU Seeks Federal Probe of St. Louis City Jails

Kevin Killeen Reporting
kakilleen@cbs.com

ST. LOUIS (KMOX Radio)  — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for a federal probe into allegations of inmate abuse and neglect at the St. Louis city jails.

The ACLU has forwarded to the Department of Justice in Washington the results of its 18-month probe of the downtown Justice Center and the medium security jail on Hall street.

The report alleges:  Three inmate deaths due to medical neglect; Guards assaulting inmates; Guards coercing inmates for sex, and systematic coverups and false reporting of incidents.

The ACLU’s local Program Associate Redditt Hudson called the allegations “very serious.”

“This is like something you’d hear about in a Third-World country, ” Hudson said,  ” We want the Constitution and the rule of law to mean what we say it means, and I think that’s critically important to our society going forward.”

The ACLU says its investigation is based on interviews with corrections officers, inmates and ambulance personnel

Mayor Slay’s office is blasting the report as “rumor and innuendo.”   Slays Acting Chief of Staff, City Counselor Patty Hageman,  questioned the methods and conclusions of the investigation, because it relied on the testimony of corrections officers who “chose to remain anonymous.”

“This probe is full of rumor and innuendo,”  Hageman said,  “We are more than happy to cooperate with anyone who wants to take an objective, serious and thorough look at our two jail facilities.”

Hageman says the Mayor’s office is asking the U-S Attorney here to join the investigation.


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