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Thursday, May 05, 2011

CINCO DE MAYO

Today we celebrate Cinco De Mayo on our humble blog.

Yesterday DOM celebrated "Starwars Day: May The 4th be with you..."

You decide.

Today DOM has the press release from the White House formally nominating Bob Scola to be a United States District Court Judge. Expected confirmation date: November, 2016.

NEVER FORGET: Our fallen heroes. The Herald reports here that streets are being named for Detectives Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo who were murdered January 20th in the line of duty.


HRH Prince Charles visited the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
"Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves,
but Thomas never never never will speak again."

There was a spirited discussion in our blog's comment section yesterday over the killing of Bin Laden. One thing sort of caught our attention: starting from President Gerald Ford, aren't there two Executive Orders prohibiting the US from assassinating political leaders? Reagan signed the other one.

The State Court Criminal Judges pow-wowed this week. Any idea what was discussed? We know $omething juicy....

Out of town...out of the country.

Happy Cinco De Mayo. Have a cerveza Presidente on us.

See You In Court real soon.

27 comments:

RFB said...

For those of you counting as per a report issued on MSNBC morning Joe the administratiion has changed its story AGAIN and now says the Seals were not fired at all.

On and on it goes. More lies. More confusion. No truth.

Anonymous said...

Presidente is Dominican not Mexican
DS

Rumpole said...

Really DS? I first started drinking Presidente Beer in Acapulco in the early 1970's. I was sure it was Mexican.

Wow. That's my mistake for 2011. There it is. Good to finally put it behind me.

RFB said...

THIS JUST IN

White house not commenting on reports that Bree Olsen of the Olsen twins and Hugh Rodham- former Dade APD and brother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were on the helicopters of the seal team as "observers."

RFB said...

Administration officials said that the only shots fired by those in the compound came at the beginning of the operation, when Bin Laden’s trusted courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, opened fire from behind the door of the guesthouse adjacent to the house where Bin Laden was hiding.

After the Seal members shot and killed Mr. Kuwaiti and a woman in the guesthouse, the Americans were never fired upon again.

This account differs from an official version of events issued by the Pentagon on Tuesday, and read by the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, which said the Seal members “were engaged in a firefight throughout the operation.”

Anonymous said...

Who cares RFB. I hope the black helicopters come for you next. Got your tinfoil on?

RFB said...

What are "black helicopters" ? Moron. Are they helicopters painted black or helicopters just for black people.

Try "Blackhawk" after you take off your bib and wipe off your drool.

Fake Blecher said...

Wow! RFB is doing more to sink his miserable self and reputation than I ever could.

Anonymous said...

Summary. Executive Order 12333 prohibits assassination as a matter of national policy,
but does not expound on its meaning or application. This memorandum explores the term and
analyzes application of the ban to military operations at three levels: (a) conventional military
operations; (b) counterinsurgency operations; and (c) peacetime counter-terrorist operations. It
concludes that the clandestine, low visibility or overt use of military force against legitimate
targets in time of war, or against similar targets in time of peace where such individuals or
groups pose an immediate threat to United States citizens or the national security of the United
States, as determined by competent authority, does not constitute assassination or conspiracy to
engage in assassination, and would not be prohibited by the proscription in EO 12333 or by
international law.
Memorandum Purpose

Anonymous said...

Seal Team 6

http://www.nytimes.com/
2011/05/05/world/
middleeast/05seals.html
?pagewanted=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc
=tha24

Anonymous said...

rfb

did airplanes crash into the world trade center and pentagon?

what about building 7?

Anonymous said...

Don't look now but the Florida Marlins s/t/b/k/a Miami have third best record in baseball, are one game out of first and five games up in loss column for wild card. Only one month into season, but nice to see. And they are doing it with their best hitter, Hanley Ramriez batting below the Mendoza line.

Meanwhile, very little comment from our British Barrister on the success of the HEAT. While they do say that the playoff series does not begin until the home team loses a game, the Heaters looked pretty good in their first two games against the big green machine. Way too early to look ahead, but can you imagine a repeat of 2006 final? Mark Cuban would commit hari kari if the Heat were to beat The Mavs again.

Anonymous said...

RFB: who cares.
RUMP: that executive order does not apply you moron. When is the last time Bin Laden ran for political office?? He is by definition not a political leader. Now if Obama starts assassinating people like Chavez, which i would personally aplaud, that would be a problem. But don't think that is going to happen. All you bellyachers: Stop bellyaching.

Anonymous said...

I actually think RFB is hilarious. In reality, though, he's an Obama operative trying to create doubt with conspiracy theories so Obama can pull out the photos of the dead Bin Laden three weeks before the election and win the election with flying colors. It won't work, RFB. No matter what happens, I'll never vote for Obama.

Anonymous said...

This is a screw up that only happens when people speak before they know what is happening.

The official bin Laden announcement should have only been made once the details were in. Issuing conflicting reports and statements make it look bad, and lend legitimacy to RFB type of paranoia.

Obama should have made a preliminary announcement stating that a raid took place. Early reports indicate bin Laden was killed. The details are as yet unconfirmed.

Once the mission was debriefed, then give some detail.

We all expect everything right now. It was a mistake of the administration to give in to that expectation.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Bree Olsen is one of the Olsen twins.

Bree is one of Charlie Sheens "goddesses," a porn star.

The Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley from tv sitcom Full House, much to my disappointment do not do anal.

PAB

Anonymous said...

RFB,
I saw pictures of the helicopters. They were black.
Or were they? Maybe they were really green or red, but all of the networks are in on the conspiracy also and shoed different helicopters.

And what difference does it make whether the SEALS were fired on or not? We all know from our trial experiences that several people can see the same thing and recall it differently. Yes, we're being given hearsay. It's not from eyewitnesses. It wouldn't hold up in court. I think that's what you're trying to get at? That we should be questioning gov't and the fact that there are various accounts. But why? Are we looking for who pulled the trigger? Is there a defense you're trying to put on that would be different if OBL was armed? IF there were 35 or 42 SEALS, would that make a difference? To what? What truth are we trying to get to? Or in this case, do we just need to know that OBL is dead?

Cinco de shumie said...

CINCO DE SHUMIE TONIGHT 6 pm

Tobacco road

Shumie time !!!!

Anonymous said...

We want names- who will be at Tobacco Road to celebrate Cinco de Shumie? Rumpole, you bringing any of your Goddesses?

fake RFB said...

I am not trying to defend an opinion, but it is not hard to imagine why many people have doubts. He was a hunted criminal and terrorist, the most wanted man in the world, and they looked for him for more than a decade. Then they finally announce that he has been hunted down and killed, his body has been thrown in the sea, and they do not have any photos or video recordings to prove it.

This is my conspiray theory:

Osama ran out of protection money.

He even could not pay rent anymore to the Pakistani general who own the mansion he was living in.

#1 Obama kills Osama, or Osama kills Obama??
Obama isn't smiling. You know why? BECAUSE OSAMA WAS OBAMA'S EVIL TWIN BROTHER!! No good brother would rejoice over his other brother's death.

Osama date of death Conspiracy - Look at the date. May 2nd 2011 (5/2/2011). 5+2 = 7+ another 2 (from 2011) = 9. What do you have left? 9/11. It's clear something fishy is going on. They announced his death on 5/1/2011 but really they killed him during interogation on 5/2/2011.

I believe that the main reason why the news was announced on that moment was because Obama wanted to interfere with the TV show Celebrity Apprentice which is hosted by Donald Trump.

More conspiracy-- On the May 2nd 2011, Rudolf, the red nose reindeer, was found dead in his apartment. Witnesses and neighbors who were nearby at the time said a fat man with a white beard was seen running out of the apartment after what appeared to be a gun shot. "I looked at the window near Rudolf's apartment after I heard the loud bang, there was a red glowing light that slowly began to fade away. And that's when i knew something was wrong." Close relatives of Rudolf say that they thought he may have been involved with some "bad people". Police are speculating that he may have owed the Red Elf mafia money.The notorious street gang who's base are rumored to be stationed near the north pole.

Rumpole said...

Sorry i am not even on the same continent as the rest of you. But I will be there in spirit. There's a sexy bartender who works the deck in the back. Tell her the first six beers are on my tab. She knows me.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what to believe any more. It seems that a rush to bury Osama Bin Laden was done improperly according to Muslim law. Not that I give a crap. Because he deserves to be tied to a stake and left to the dogs if in fact he was the terror mastermind behind the 911 attack. But what if we did create him through CIA organizational efforts. If what I read is true. Then he should have been buried on site of death and not washed or shrouded. But, rather buried facing Mecca in the clothes he wore. A martyr is supposed to be buried in this manner within 24 hours of death according to Muslim law. I understand that the government officials did not want to have a place where a shrine might be placed to give Osama any more respect then he deserved. But now the question is raised as to what we have done to piss off the Muslims more by burying Osama at sea. The only reason a Muslim should be buried at sea is if the Muslim drowns there. There is no evidence given to the American people other then hear say at this point by government officials that have proven to be deceptive time after time. Why wouldn't they give closure to the American people so we can move on. DNA proof can be fabricated as so can photos. The body should have been saved IMO. because Muslim law had already been broken. Keeping the body for evidence has always been American law. I say screw Muslim law if in fact Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind 911. Where is the video of the so called raid on the compound. Why did the late ex PM Bhutto get killed shortly after she announced that Bin Laden was killed by someone other then an American. What the hell gives here. I'm no conspiracy theorist. I just want proof. I want closure for the Americans who have had to deal with their loved ones being lost on 9/11. I guess that's just to much to ask. It is sad to think that this world may end as we know it over greed and aggression and lack of human compassion by all involved in any conspiracy. And they dare to use the word transparent so loosely.

Rule shumie time said...

Rule shumie time
Shumie time rules at work
Shumie time means never never never working past five

Anonymous said...

Since when was Osama a political leader? What office did he run for? Doh!

Anonymous said...

Rump, wrapping up a pretty cool cinco de shumie here at Tobacco road. lots of REGJB regulars at the bar. A few young hottie PDs came breezing through. some blog contributors, everyone speculating on who the idiot RFB is.

Lots of fun. Lots of beer. Some great food at the food trucks or from the kitchen at the road. Another great Cinco De Shumie comes to a close.

Anonymous said...

It was an excellent idea to dump UBL's body into the ocean, for the same reason why Israel immediately cremated Adolf Eichmann's body after he was hanged in Jersualem and dumped his ashes in the Mediterranean -- that way nobody will create a shrine to UBL or consider his burial place sacred (and no neo-nazis and anti-semites could do the same for Eichmann).

Chef said...

Why did Chef get the boot from the blogs column?