Do you remember during the election Gov Palin talked about Obama worrying about Mirandaing terrorists left called us a bunch of alarmists?

Wellllll lookie here:

But in a potential problem, Pentagon officials note that most of the evidence against Jawad comes from his own admissions. And neither he nor any other detainee at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was ever told about their rights against self-incrimination under U.S. law.

The Miranda warning, a fixture of American jurisprudence and staple of television cop shows, may also be one of a series of constructional hurdles standing between Obama’s order to close the island prison and court trials on the mainland.

The weekly standard opines:

if the Los Angeles Times is to be believed, his administration is considering doing just that. The obvious consequence of such a decision: terrorists would now have the right to remain silent.

And Jo’s Cafe brings up a great point:

You have the right to remain silent. Okay that’s obvious duh! But then jump down to Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? Now law enforcement officers first have to determine what language the terrorist speaks. Arabic? Pharisee? You get the point. So before an officer can even mirandise a suspect, they have to figure out what language they speak.

Then they have to find a translator in that language.

But do they really understand their rights? Language translation can be suspect and can the officer understand if the rights are even being translated with the proper meaning of the warning?

Land minds everywhere.

Our guys are just going to end up shooting these people in the field instead. So much for information. This is madness. I predict that this is going to destroy Army recruitment over the next couple of years.

National Review nails it:

Some of our enemies can be convicted in federal court. Most of them can’t—at least not until after they’ve carried out the kind of attacks that it is the aim of this war to prevent. We can have the war, in all its imperfections, or we can have those attacks. We can take four months to study it, but there is no avoiding that choice.

If this stuff keeps up we won’t need to have an Arthur Carter watch the hoping for Arthur is going to be done.

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UPDATE: AllahPundit was on this yesterday.

…I’ve been very interested in what is going on in Israel and I’m interested in elections in general. But I’ve got to tell you. It is about as strange as it can go. The winner isn’t going to be able to govern because of the many tiny losing parties that got enough votes to give the losers the win.

At least with Obama I know I”m in it deep. If I was an Israeli voter I’d have no idea what is going on. This guy gets it though.

I’ve been complaining the nonsense that is the stimulus bill and the misgoverning moves that the president has made.

And one thing stands out. He DID win. We collectively did vote for Obama we asked for this. To paraphrase President Bush he may have won 54% of the vote but he won 100% of the presidency.

We don’t have the votes in either house so we have to hold a large mirror so when things happen the way they do, we can answer them.

Bit of a headache this morning and starting the day with Joe yelling isn’t the way to go.

6:30 a.m. Joe is very very angry, ready for the Network sequel.

6:40 a.m. Both he and Barnicle make the point that Geitner should know better.

6:55 a.m. I don’t get the fuss about dog shows. I like dogs but this is weird.

7:00 a.m. “Masterful performance?” Did they listen to him promising goodies to people yesterday?

7:03 a.m. Americans don’t care about pork, they do when they are paying for it.

7:08 a.m. Does anyone know what the Atlantic Counsel actually does? Does anyone care?

7:12 a.m. You know I really thought that with a new administration we wouldn’t see much of Hegel anymore since there was no Bush to bash. Wishful thinking I guess.

7:23 a.m. Money party: “He soiled the bed”

7:27 a.m. Joe does his Jack Welch, Mika breaks up.

7:29 a.m. You can’t defer to treasury when he has nothing to say.

7:45 a.m. Boxer says an energy bill and a Global warming bill in a few weeks. Joy.

7:47 a.m. If we can’t do all these things at once Sen why does this bill have so much extra stuff?

8:02 a.m. Here comes the lynchings bank hearings. The news segment says that they guys want to pay back as soon as soon as they can so they can’t be told what to do.

8:05 a.m. Conservatism is dead? Bullshit. You are giving a New York Times guys saying conservatism is dead and you are giving it credence?

8:07 a.m. Weren’t people saying that liberalism was dead a few years back? The NYT is more likely to die before conservatism.

8:15 a.m. Scarborough quotes Andrew Sullivan as a counter, you know it would be nice if they brought on an actual conservative like a Jonah Goldberg or a Michelle Malkin when saying this stuff.

8:25 a.m. Shock democratic strategist decided republicans are wrong to vote against their pork bill.

8:30 a.m. My head is splitting that is enough Joe for today.

Listening to Rush while I work on a customer’s system I’m getting worried as people are asking the government for Stoves, cars, unemployment to cover 100% of pay and extra work benefits.

I’m also worried by college students who can’t talk but I digress…

You know it is very easy to sit back and collect unemployment, particularly if you are able to cover the bills with it. If you make it easy and comfortable then people aren’t going to be inclined to go out and find work.

Once people decide that the government is going to give them everything we are finished, and remember a government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it all away.

…if the pope didn’t remove the excommunication on the St. Pius X society:

The rehabilitated bishop at the heart of a Vatican uproar for denying the Holocaust has been dismissed as the head of an Argentine seminary. The seminary announced the dismissal on Sunday in a statement that said the bishop, Richard Williamson was no longer the director of the La Reja seminary on the outskirts of the Argentina capital.

The light that the church put these guys on the spot and it made a difference. There are a lot of people who would rather see a different church and a different pope, one idiot has even suggested Obama but the church is the church is the church. If people don’t like it there are plenty of alternatives.

Was going to wait on this since today I was going to write on the existence of Christ but this link at Hot Air annoyed me. It is one of my pet peeves The idea that indulgences are “returning” is nonsense, they never left.

Like the Latin Mass and meatless Fridays, the indulgence was one of the traditions decoupled from mainstream Catholic practice in the 1960s by the Second Vatican Council, the gathering of bishops that set a new tone of simplicity and informality for the church. Its revival has been viewed as part of a conservative resurgence that has brought some quiet changes and some highly controversial ones,

There is a method to all of this, to encourage the sacrament of confession:

Getting Catholics back into confession, in fact, was one of the motivations for reintroducing the indulgence. In a 2001 speech, Pope John Paul described the newly reborn tradition as “a happy incentive” for confession.

“Confessions have been down for years and the church is very worried about it,” said the Rev. Tom Reese, a Jesuit and former editor of the Catholic magazine America. In a secularized culture of pop psychology and self-help, he said, “the church wants the idea of personal sin back in the equation. Indulgences are a way of reminding people of the importance of penance.”

“The good news is we’re not selling them anymore,” he added.

To remain in good standing, Catholics are required to confess their sins at least once a year. But in a survey last year by a research group at Georgetown University, three-quarters of Catholics said they went to confession less often or not at all.

Under the rules in the “Manual of Indulgences,” published by the Vatican, confession is a prerequisite for getting an indulgence.

The mocking of the church in comments let to the following rant that I repeat here… I will go in to more detail when the time comes later in my writing on Christianity. Continue reading “Promoted from Hotair Jumping ahead”

Had things to do so haven’t livebloged morning joe today.

8:04 a.m. A-Rod is no fool, contrition extends his value as a player.

8:07 a.m. Of course to Bob Herbert to oppose president Obama’s policy you are Taliban, the beheaders.

8:24 a.m. No earmarks? We’re back to the era of the meaning of the word is is.

8:38 a.m. Carol King environmentalism yada yada yada

8:50 a.m. Peter Gammons was as always great. I didn’t miss the best part of the day

Was looking at some items at eBay and noticed the British Pound exchange rate had gone back up to about 40% rather than the 30 it had been. Went to the Big Finish site to check and sure enough subscriptions in US dollars for a year went from $192 to $208 for the main series and about $6 higher for the companion chronicles.

It’s a tad frustrating when you think that you could have gotten it cheaper if you just gave it and purchased when the price is lower but then again $5 when you are unemployed is a lot more expensive than $10 when you are working.