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Vexatious and ill-informed

Ars Technica reports that two ‘anti-Muslim activists’ are suing the US government for failing to protect their rights under the First Amendment to the US Constitution by preventing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from censoring them.

Even I know that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to anyone except the US government itself:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are not departments of the US government and any attempt by it to regulate their content would itself violate the second term of the First Amendment.

I have no doubt that the US judiciary will set aside this vexatious and ill-informed suit.

It is interesting, if perhaps unsurprising, that American Muslims appear to have more common sense than to attempt any kind of proceeding against their opponents’ use of these services under the first term.

Minutesquirrels

Fine article by Fred on the poor value for money offered by the American defense (hey, got it right!) establishment as presently constituted.

Though I am sympathetic to the American position it is clear that US policy is aligned far more closely with pragmatism than with principle on this point – what matters here is defense contractor jobs in marginal constituencies, not theoretical puff from bespectacled nerds at the Brookings Institute.

The challenge faced by anyone trying to change this is around finding something for US industry to do other than arming the place up to fight the war before last. Let’s face it, without the globalists’ aggressive hegemonising swarm [Banks] it’d be largely redundant.

Actually defending the USA in the 21st century, as opposed to desperately seeking a venue in which to re-enact WWII, would be an entirely different undertaking and would be a whole lot easier and cheaper.

Who in their right mind, or even some distance out of it, would try invading the USA? Hitler’s ‘rifle behind every blade of grass’ wouldn’t be in it:

squirrels-and-guns

The bats have left the bell-tower; the victims have been bled; red velvet lines the black box. Bela Lugosi’s dead.

[It’s by Bauhaus]

The American establishment’s plan to have Hillary Clinton installed as the first female President may have run into difficulties.

For some time I have wondered whether she would make it to the election in November, and now it’s beginning to look as though she hasn’t.

Television footage abounds of her being manhandled in and out of transport like so many potatoes, of her handlers carrying emergency medical devices, and so forth.

Now, in a comment on Cold Fury (sorry, no link today owing to what seems to be a server problem), I find this remark upon a recent appearance:

There is a slight problem with the meme that an hour and a half later Hillary was just fine, walking around outside Chelsea’s apartment, hugging little girls, etc.
It wasn’t Hillary. It was quite obviously a body double. I say obviously because whoever it was outside Chelsea’s apartment was a good 40-50 pounds lighter than Cankles. Gone was the fat midsection, huge butt, and tree trunk legs. This Hillary actually had a semi-attractive body, with good-looking, somewhat shapely legs. Unless the obese Hillary we have see lately suddenly lost a ton of weight, this was NOT Hillary. Just sayin’.

Also, there was NO Secret Service around her. Really? How could that be? They swarmed around her when she was getting into (being tossed into) the van, but were nowhere to be seen when she walks outside? Even little girls are able to come up to her with nary a handler or SS agent to intercept? Mmmm…….Don’t think so.

It will be interesting to see whether the person who plays the late Mrs. Clinton in the long-awaited presidential debate on Monday manages to get her troublesome cough exactly right. It’s so easy to forget to do this kind of business when one ad libs.