Chalk up Allen West as the latest unhinged Fox News commenter. In a fundraising email for his political action committee, West showed a photo of Attorney General Eric Holder next to a photo of Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri and asked which one was scarier. As you might have guessed, West decided it was Holder.
After quoting Cicero saying that a traitor is worse than a murder, West wrote:
As a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a civilian-military advisor in Afghanistan, I’ll tell you flat out — Eric Holder is a bigger threat to our Republic (his emphasis) for the very reasons Cicero contemplated over 2,000 years ago. Al-Qaeda is a very serious and persistent threat, but I trust the U.S. military to protect us from future attacks. I cannot say the same about President Obama and his Justice Department.
West may like to talk like a big military expert but the truth is, he retired from the military in disgrace - and paid a $5,000 fine - to avoid being courtmartialed over his mistreatment of a prisoner.
And as far as West goes, dude threw the conduct book out the window. He is a “traitor” to the uniform he used to wear, and therefore the US.
Well, I’m thinking the voters of FL-22 saw Allen West as ‘A Bigger Threat’ than Al Qaeda — that may partly explain why he no longer represents them . . .
What a fool you are…..they just ain’t never gonna make room for you at their table, no matter how hard you try to prove you’re just like them.
A law now before the European parliament would make it illegal to use any seed that hasn’t been purchased from a licensed supplier: no sharing hence no re-utilisation, only store-bought’n seed.
Were that law to pass, the USA would not be far behind due to lobbying by the big seed companies who would no longer have to take individual farmers to court for having used their own seed from GMO crops. All they’d need to do would be to call the sherrif and support “due process of law”.
In fact, an advantage of genetically modified varieties over hybrids is that farmers can use seed from their own crops for several years. Seed from hybrid crops (2nd generation or F2) are virtually useless (sterile) so farmers have to buy new seed every year.
Until more is known about the true effects of GMOs, I like them because it liberates poorer farmers who have to skimp on food for their own families in order to buy new seed every year.
This law is criminal, IMO, and it constitutes a major threat to humanity because it flies in the face of bio-diversity.
“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his errors.” (Quite applicable to the war criminal.)
“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” (Sounds like a prediction of the Teabagger movement and the 21st century GOP.)
“It is the particular quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” (Very applicable to any of the FoxNoise hosts and most of the GOP.)
“According to the law of nature, it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.” (Hmm. Sounds a bit commie to me.)
“In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have predominant power.” (Hmm. Taken one way, and it’s eerie how it applies to Senate GOPers and the filibuster. Obviously, Cicero didn’t intend it to be taken like that.)
“Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.” (Sounds like the flip to what the war criminal wrote in the WashPo rag.)
And, to wrap things up, a pair of quotes that the war criminal should take to heart:
“I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.”
“I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.” (That one should be tattooed on the war criminal’s forehead as a lesson to be learned for the rest of his misbegotten life.)