Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The JB Random Report 11/18/09


So Sarah Palin’s book came out this week, I can’t say I’ve read it or that I intend to, so I really can’t comment about it other than that I am a bit surprised that she can read and write. It was no surprise that she trashes everyone that ever tried to turn her into a viable candidate instead of a Moose-killing redneck. Readers were shocked however, when she said that she is not eyeing the presidency in 2012. I’m not shocked, when pressed for a reason why, she said it was because Jesus is coming to end the world in 2012.

I don’t usually agree with Republicans, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. That’s why John McCain is right when he said that the fucktards that we have in Gitmo should be tried by military tribunals, and not in Federal Court in New York City, a few mere blocks away from where the events of September 11th, 2001 took place.
Military justice is considerably more efficient, and there is no way you are going to find 12 New York City jurors impartial about September 11th. Military officers are under a duty to be impartial, and the dereliction of such would result in severe penalties, not the case for civilian jurors.
I’m not here to teach law, but if I may briefly explain that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and many others like him were captured during a military operation, they were held in a military prison on a military base. They have been repeatedly referred to as “enemy combatants” as defined by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If they had the same rights as a criminal defendant in the United States, they would have to have their cases dismissed for violation of the 6th Amendment of the Constitution (that’s the right to a speedy trial). To muddle that field between enemy combatants and mere criminals will provide these defendants with appeal material that could prevent justice being served for years.
As for security, I believe the NYPD is somewhat capable of handling it. Those guys are so wound up they will arrest you for putting your foot on a subway seat. If they do have any problems, then by all means call the Arkansas PD (see below).


I hate to say that it was a fair fight…but it was. Manny Paquiao didn’t load his gloves against Miguel Cotto like Margarito did, and he still managed to give him a pretty good beating. I still like Cotto a lot, and I don’t think that he lost so badly as to end his career. As for Paquiao, it really is time to discuss a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. seriously. There really is no one of any real significance left to fight (with all due respect to Shane Mosely). And if I may be so bold as to make a prediction...that fight will break any and all pay per view records.

I’m officially on an Allen Iverson watch. Since the malcontent bolted from Memphis, speculation has been varied as to which team he will ruin next. Some say back to Denver, others say joining Larry Brown (the only coach he seems to listen to) in Charlotte, and the dark horse, believe it or not, is the New York Knicks. As for the Knicks, I say “why not?” Iverson is clearly a cancer, but the Knicks are already so full of malignant tumors that it really won’t matter. Think about it…the knock on Iverson is that he destroys team chemistry, has no leadership skills and sets a bad example. With the Knicks, there is no team chemistry to destroy, no leadership and no upstanding citizens, so why not? He is still a name, still a draw and can still play. Given the fact that more people attended my cousin’s Super Bowl party than go to Knick games on any given night, it really isn’t a bad idea. Knicks President Donnie Walsh seems to agree with me, as he said that if Iverson clears waivers, he may claim him without having to eat his bloated contract for Thanksgiving.


In the progressive town of Ozark, Arkansas, Police Officer Dustin Bradshaw responded to a domestic distrubance call after a 10 year old girl’s mother called police. According to the report, the officer found the girl on the floor of the house screaming and crying. She refused to follow her mother's instructions, and the mother told Bradshaw to use his Taser, and he actually did. Amazing. Needless to say, the father is a bit upset. What’s the matter, did they run out of 70 year old women to taser?
There’s a Facebook group for you…”Advocates for the Liberal Use of Tasers.”


  1. Mayweather - Paquiao is gonna happen in September of next year you watch.

    Iverson is going to the Knicks and I think he got some game so we will see. Whats up with the Jets?

  2. - Pardon my ignorance--and I'm surely in no position to argue military or legal matters with you--but isn't this whole mess derived from the fact that these guys are not legitimate soldiers of a recognized army, thus the Bush administration did not want the Geneva convention to apply to them? And so, why would they be tried by a military tribunal, then?

    It seems to me like the previous administration wanted to have it both ways: not wanting to recognize them as legitimate soldiers when capturing and jailing them, but then turning around and reversing that stance when it came time to judge them.

    I'm not being facetious or a smartass, but like many others I'm just confused about the whole thing.

  3. What you are asking is exactly the confusion that has been caused by the muddling of their status, something that I doubt can be cleared up by a federal judge at this point, since arguments can be made on either side. Their status was somewhere in the middle, which I find unacceptable. However, during their stay at Gitmo, they were treated under the laws of the UCMJ. They have better health insurance than 40 million Americans who have not fired a shot against the US.
    The thing is, I don't know what position those facts support, only that their status should be made clear before they are tried and it was not made clear. The reason I support military tribunals is because their detention violates the 6th amendment if their status is just as criminals. Also, what exactly are they going to be charged with? There is no Federal statute for murder. It is yet another example of administrative incompetence, and not properly thinking this thing through.