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Video: Rand Paul Pummels Harry Reid: " Mr. Speaker, I Rise In Response To A Scurrilous Accusation..."

Video - Rand Paul on Senate Floor - May 26, 2011

A leader speaks without a teleprompter...

Paul showed substantial cojones all week, going against the Republican-Democrat unconstitutional tidal wave of unpatriotic Patriot Act insanity.

Happy holiday weekend.  Open thread.  I'll be around.

  • "I rise in response to a scurrilous accusation," Paul said. "I've been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America. To be attacked of such a belief when I'm here to discuss and debate the constitutionality of the Patriot Act is offensive. I find it personally insulting. And I think it demeans the body. It demeans the Senate body and the people that we can't have an intelligent debate over the constitutionality of this."




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Well good for Rand Paul standing up for what the American people believe. No, I do not want everyone looking into my bank records, my gun records or anything else they want to, without a judge looking over the reason for this.

This is a corrupt government we are under right now. They don't want the Constitution or our Bill of Rights. They want all of the power to do what ever they want to us.

An election is coming but not soon enough.
May 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterLinda Maddox
agreed linda...and it's been a corrupt gov't for a long, long time...
May 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Harry Reed's voice and body language speak volumes. Notice how he looks down at the ground immediately after his last word. He is subconsciously ashamed.
May 27, 2011 at 4:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterjon imhoff
Harry Reid is a leftist, elitist, sycophantic socialist that cares not one whit for the individual rights of everyday citizens, but will continue to favor all manner of power grabs by an overbearing centralized government in Washington, D. C. The following quote is more true today than it was when first uttered by a Founding Father: "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

In fact, I would propose a clarification to wit... Revised 2nd Amendment: “As the protection of creator-endowed rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is necessary for the preservation and security of this nation’s democratic republic, the individual right of the people to keep, bear and use arms for all lawful purposes shall not be infringed.”
May 27, 2011 at 5:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterRadman
I take isue with the "Sleeze-Bag" that agreed with the "Slimmy-Bastared" from Navada. She is the bitch that had a choice to do the right thing.

I cant wait till Open Season on the "Pal-La-Tish-Ions"................................Im sure Harry Reid eats his own shit for fear one of us would find out whats in it and what all he has done to the American People.
May 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Rand Paul could have said: Anyone voting for the Patriot Act should be tried for TREASON
Just another "Pal-La-Tish-Ion" ?
May 27, 2011 at 6:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
Patriot act 1&2 didn't do any good in stopping terrorist acts didn't stop, a man, supposedly with a bomb in his panties .and the authorities where warned by the terrorist father he may be a threat , and he still got on the plane .so whats that tell you .none of these agency,s have lived up to what there duties where .and its cost us billions of dollars and our freedoms .and proven to us we have an inept Gov. so people when is enough , enough .its time to get the message to Gov. that we've drawn a line in the sand .and were here to fight .the Gov. dropped the ball on 9/11 and haven,t got a very good tract record since then .I say if they don,t abide by there Constitutional oath they swore to . Its time to go, all of the politicians that don,t abide by the Constitution of this country, need to step down or be forcibly removed .we need to watch these people because its obvious that they have an agenda, that's not in step with the Constitutional rights of the citizens of this country .I say the people of this country by popular vote abolish the Patriot act now .get it onto the congress floor in an amendment and SH77 can it .anyone opposing us will be thrown out of office, come election time .then we,ll find out who in Gov. is the real Patriots and not just hiding behind the flag for there own corrupt agenda .time to use our power as the real protectors of the Constitution,and freedom..and weed these people out now, before its to late .time to fight people we owe it to the Generations before us, who put there lives on the line for us .its our turn .or in my view, we will never be able to look them in the eye without feeling ashamed .the politicians will never get down in the dirt with us, so were on our own .the ship is sinking people and we need everybody on board to start bailing .now ..Rand Paul or his Dad can,t do it alone .long live the Revolution ..Ron Paul for President ..
May 28, 2011 at 1:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterIKE1952
Russia, U.S. unlikely to agree on missile defense by end of Obama's tenure - U.S. envoy



Medvedev warned last Wednesday that Russia would have to build up its nuclear capability if NATO and the United States failed to reach an agreement with Moscow on European missile defense cooperation.

Moscow has warned it might pull out of the new START Treaty.

Interesting photo's from G-8..................

Obama Protection Barred by French and/or Russian Security


U.S., Polish, Ukrainian presidents meet for talks in Warsaw



Presidents of the United States, Poland and Ukraine held an unplanned meeting in Warsaw on Friday, Polish information agency PAP reported....

.....Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich earlier said that Warsaw and Washington would sign a deal on the permanent deployment of a U.S. air detachment in Poland after Obama's visit.

Clinton concludes Pakistan's trip with mounting pressure



"We will do our part and we look to the government of Pakistan to take decisive steps in the days ahead. Joint action against al-Qaida and its affiliates will make Pakistan, America, and the world safer and more secure," Clinton told reporters on Friday after talks with Pakistani leaders.

She used "days ahead" not weeks or months for the "decisive steps" which means the U.S. wanted Pakistan to act in days to end the trouble in relationship caused by the presence of Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison city.

China not manipulating currency: U.S. Treasury



The delayed report, which was originally scheduled to be sent to the Congress on April 15, finds "no major trading partner of the United States" manipulated its currency during the period covered in the report.

The Treasury added that it will continue to "closely monitor" the renminbi appreciation pace.

The report also noted that the U.S. economy is recovering from its deepest recession in the post-war period.

"While recent growth is encouraging, the economy still faces significant challenges," said the report. The number one challenge is still in the labor market.

The U.S. unemployment rate, currently at 9.0 percent, is not expected to fall significantly this year.

Besides, housing market and long-term fiscal position are " unsustainable," according to the report.
May 28, 2011 at 8:24 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Maine companies eye the ocean to move their goods as new Portland ship service opens



“The next step, the much larger step, is the coastal feeder service,” said Mack. “We have to build up the credibility in the north.”

American Feeder Lines was founded by three partners who have invested privately to start the service. Mack has more than 40 years in global container shipping, and worked with Hapag-Lloyd for 35 years as a regional president for Asia and the Americas. Tobias König is the CEO of the line; he is the founder and managing director of König & Cie, a Hamburg, Germany-based investment house that specializes in shipping. And Percy Pyne IV is chairman of American Feeder. Pyne is founder of The Pyne Cos. Ltd., a real estate management and investment firm based in Manhattan.

The AFL New England is docked at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, from where it will operate. The state leases the port from the city, and will receive a set tariff for goods shipped from it.

Irving gives up some Maine assets to assuage federal panel



Energy analyst Toby Couture said Irving Oil has been trying to make inroads in the New England market for years as part of an expansion strategy.

“It already represents a significant share in the New England market and this decision by U.S. regulators could potentially affect that strategy,” he said. “From one angle this could be seen as a setback.”

However, Couture said the agency could be trying to flex some muscle in front of consumers upset about rising energy costs.

“Given gas prices lately, this could be about U.S. regulators trying to appear as if they are doing something,” he said. “They don’t have many meaningful levers to work with in terms of impacting oil prices but they certainly can address competition issues.
May 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
I agree with Rand Paul re: Patriot Act but otherwise this guy is a joke!
May 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterBill Frank
care to explain your thinking bill...i don't agree with everything paul says, but he's one of the few senators with conviction and courage...
May 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Unfortunately, the assault on our Constitutional rights is not limited to the members of Congress and the Administration. Last week, the so-called strict constructionist conservative members of the U.S. Supreme Court joined with Obama’s appointees to allow police to enter any home without a warrant if they think that anyone might destroy evidence. If you just can’t believe me, see the outrageous opinion in Kentucky v. King at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-1272.pdf and don’t miss the dissent.

By the way, Article V of the Constitution of the United of America provides the means to amend the Constitution, but it does not give the Supreme Court the power to amend the Constitution and neither does Article III.

Amazingly, these jurists also completely overlooked the fact that the Constitution of Kentucky also prohibits unreasonable searches and that the Supreme Court of Kentucky re-affirmed that right in the decision which the fascists on the U.S. Supreme Court just overturned.

It seems that Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, “The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our constitution from a coordination of a general and special government to a general and supreme one alone. This will lay all things at their feet... We shall see if they are bold enough to take the daring stride their five lawyers have lately taken. If they do, then... I will say, that 'against this every man should raise his voice,' and more, should uplift his arm.”

If you want to know how we were supposed to be able to control the government and secure liberty and justice, see Why Does the Government Ignore Our Wishes? at http://ning.it/arAjdo and don’t miss my short speech at http://markadams.blip.tv/file/2636803/

If you take a look, you’ll learn why those in power and those who can improperly influence them get away with violating our rights, abusing their power, and committing horrible crimes. My article on torture includes a link to the U.S. Supreme Court case which explains how one of our stolen rights makes the difference between justice and injustice, between freedom and slavery.
May 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark A. Adams JD/MBA
US judge rules against corporate contribution ban



In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Cacheris tossed out part of an indictment against two people charged with illegally reimbursing donors to Hillary Clinton's 2006 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns.

Cacheris says that under the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United decision last year, corporations have the right to give to federal candidates.
May 29, 2011 at 9:14 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
May 29, 2011 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Did Anthony Weiner Tweet a Picture of His Weiner?


Note: Weiners' wife is Huma Abedin.

May 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Bust size can reveal UK's economy



A British retailer has claimed that the size of women's cleavages can be used to measure a country's fortune. Debenhams claimed that bra sizes fluctuate with the rise and fall of the UK economy, after presumably doing a thorough research of charting the history of the British bust. "It is now possible to chart Britain's economic record merely by keeping abreast of the times. This is history in a bra cup," the Daily Express quoted Debenhams spokesman Ed Watson as saying.

Comment: is the a prerequisite for the IMF on loan applications?
May 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
And these bastards are taking away Food for Infants........... I now hereby declare WAR on their behalf!!
May 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
What did Senator Reid say about Paul exactly? If he really used that kind of language and those accusations, wouldn't that warrant a reprimand from the presiding officer of the Senate? The rules of decorum dictate that one isn't allowed to speak ill of another Senator.

I'm sure they'll get right on that.
May 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterOscar_DeGrouch
Bust size can reveal UK's economy......................................
Did Anthony Weiner Tweet a Picture of His Weiner?

Well cup size dose matter for guys, but a pic of a guys "Peeper" dose not a thing for 98% of Chic's.............But, thAre is always them thAre guys that thinnk girls think like guys. & just want a peek.

The only thing girls want a peek of is how much you bring home, and how much you owe..................Size dose matter, they want to see how big yr "Pay Check" is..............................!

Worse yeat, thoes "Dick Heads" in Washington cant evan get it up hard enought to think stright.
May 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Yeah, to be honest, Rand is so new that I have mixed him up with Ryan of Wisçonsin. The pair is that weak. Certainly anyone who says thou shalt vote for the miscarriage-of-Englishly named 'Patriot Act' should be known as a traitor should be flogged publicly. But good luck with that, for now.

What I'd like to know is how Karl Denninger and zerohedge separately arrive at a $3 trillion price tag for the bailouts. Shit, Frontline put it at 10, Barofsky at 23.7. What gives?

Also, did anyone catch the last mile of the Indy 500? Was that insane or what?
May 29, 2011 at 11:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
"Well cup size dose matter for guys"

This is a sadly correct statement. My dollar-cost-average cup size for girlfriends is a C+. Those decades were in error. The real money is in ass, and the gold standard there is lean ankles. The cream of the crop in this tranche tends to tote about a B-cup.

I love Memorial Day.
May 29, 2011 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Thanks for the heads up about the indy..... WOW!

May 30, 2011 at 7:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
What I'd like to know is how Karl Denninger and zerohedge separately arrive at a $3 trillion price tag for the bailouts. Shit, Frontline put it at 10, Barofsky at 23.7. What gives?

Also, did anyone catch the last mile of the Indy 500? Was that insane or what?


Cheyenne...barofsky and ratigan quote $23.7 trillion...that was the total amount committed in terms of all bailout programs if all funds were lost...it's an accurate figure but only represents commitments...it's impossible to give an accurate number...

there are hidden bailouts...zirp for example...qe1, qe2 are bailouts...
May 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
to add more...you can find most of the data on google...how barofsky got to his $23 trillion number...b/c of the difficulty, i try to make sure to make the distinction between support/commitment (23T) and actual dollars spent (something much less)...

here's a partial list i keep...

The Federal Reserve cutting interest rates from 5.25-0.25% (Sept ’07-today)
The Bear Stearns deal/ Fed taking on $30 billion in junk mortgages (March ’08)
The Fed opens up various lending windows to investment banks (March ’08)
The SEC proposes banning short-selling on financial stocks (July ’08)
Hank Paulson gets a blank check for Fannie/Freddie but promises not to use it (July ’08)
Hank Paulson uses the blank check with Fannie/ Freddie spending $400 billion in the process (Sept ’08).
The Fed takes over insurance company AIG (Sept ’08) for $85 billion.
The Fed doles out $25 billion for the auto makers (Sept ’08)
The Feds kick off the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) with the Government taking stakes in private banks (Oct ’08)
The Fed offers to buy commercial paper (non-bank debt) from non-financial firms (Oct ’08)
The Fed offers $540 billion to backstop money market funds (Oct ’08)
The Feds agree to back up to $280 billion of Citigroup’s liabilities (Oct ’08).
$40 billion more to AIG (Nov ’08)
Feds agree to back up $140 billion of Bank of America’s liabilities (Jan ’09)
Obama’s $787 Billion Stimulus (Jan ’09)
QE 1 - 1.8 T
QE 2 - 600 B
QE Reinvestment - at least $300 B

none of this includes

st omo

and much much more...so again, there is no easy answer other than to say that tens of trillions were committed...
May 30, 2011 at 11:26 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
here are just a few links on the subject...one could spend hours researching everything and still leave a lot out of the mix...



plus what about fannie and freddie bailouts....and those totals are still unknown...it's impossible to give an accurate sum figure so i think it's best to say tens of trillions....i'll need a whiteboard in chicago by the way cheyenne...i plan to list as many as i possibly can...
May 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Is there anywhere a "Constitutional Scorecard" that tracks the adherence of the elected representatives to their oath of office?
( http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Oath_Office.htm http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/oathoffice.aspx )

I acknowledge there are interpretations of Constitutionality,strict/express/constructionist/judicial activist/etc.
May 30, 2011 at 4:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterRogueDave
Karl Denninger ,Frontline & Barofsky need to add the BIG bailout check that I will be receiving this friday.
May 30, 2011 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
what's that tr...
May 30, 2011 at 9:30 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
DB, Timmy & Bennie said you should receive yours by Monday.
Let's keep this between us. Everyone might expect one.
May 30, 2011 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
Thanks, DB, that was helpful.

I've found that explaining Wall Street's expensively nefarious uselessness to rubes, Federal Reserve Notes work best. The cash supply is around 900B, two thirds of which, by the Federal Reserve's own admission, sits abroad. This means, I explain, that the government has sucked every pocket, safe deposit box, and shithole nook in the United States of America dry not just once, but ten (10) times. All so a fraternity of pompous leeches in the Hamptons can feel good about their utter worthlessness.

The Hell with that shit.
May 30, 2011 at 10:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne

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