austindefender

Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Napolitano to travelers: “Don’t fly.”

| November 16, 2010

That was the Homeland Security Secretary’s response to complaints about TSA’s new pat-down procedure “Resolution”, “which requires a tactile examination of passengers’ genitals.” Her remarks came after John Tyner’s now-famous “Don’t touch my junk” video, in which he recorded his face-off with the TSA. If they don’t  like it, they could “travel by some other […]

| November 15, 2009

When I first heard about the Fort Hood attack, I thought the political fallout might have something to do with gun control.  (Gun nuts arguing that soldiers ought to be armed, to protect themselves against… each other.) It didn’t even occur to me they’d use it against Obama.  But apparently they have, and they are.  […]

Republicans… fiscal conservatives?

| February 28, 2009

Under Reagan & Bush 1 government increased from about 29% of the economy to about 34%. Under Clinton, it shrank from 34% to about 29%. Under Bush 2, it rose again to almost 34%.

Human Shields

| January 7, 2009

As long as I’m rambling, there’s another thing. “Human shields.”  Whenever they shoot, or blow up civilians they say the enemy was using them as “human shields.” Israel has been saying this about Gaza.  Before that, Lebannon.  And before that, US spokespeople said the same thing about Iraqis.  I don’t know who gets credit for […]

“If someone was sending rockets…” (Palestine)

| January 7, 2009

This afternoon I caught a bit of Obama’s statement on the fighting in Gaza.  I was only half watching, but I remember they’d just switched over from talking about a group of Palestinian children, who’d been killed by an Israeli rocket. “If somebody was sending rockets into my house,” I heard him say, “Where my […]