I’m so tired of hearing, “Happy Holidays!” Which “holidays” are to be happy? “Holiday Season,” meaning Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year? Or New Year, Valentine’s Day, the White Sale, and 4th of July? What are December’s Holidays (Holy Days), besides Christmas and Hanukkah?
He watched solemnly as Old Glory was to be lowered the last time. Other sad eyes watched with him for this American Flag was to fly no more on his base in Kandahar. The pole remains, without a flag. Gone, too are the Canadian flags. It offended the Afghani, he was told.
America isn’t as free as it thinks it is?
Call Rape a Lollipop and Fools for Change clamor for a really big one!
When not deployed, reserve personnel would continue to perform their civilian jobs. Therefore, this option neither contributes to nor degrades the overall good of the nation when an SPU is not deployed. However, if an SPF was successful in recruiting active police officers not currently in reserve units, it would lessen the number of police on the beat in their home departments when an SPF deploys. Those SPF personnel employed by police departments would continue to acquire and hone some of the skills needed by the SPF.
- A good portion of SPF personnel would serve in state, local, and federal agencies when not deployed. They would be placed in billets that would enhance needed SPF skills.
- The federal government would pay some or all of the salaries and/or benefits of these individuals when not deployed, and all of their salaries and benefits when deployed.
If they had been paying attention, the party of hope and change would have seen how miserably they were failing the people they were forgetting to hear, the people whose voice they were forgetting to present while assembled in Congress. That true blue state was blue from asphyxiation: blue, the color of the Democratic Party.
What I like best about the whole thing is that it’s Teddy’s seat with Teddy’s health reform passion in Teddy’s senate with Teddy’s boughten democratic insanity in a CHANGE we, US, don’t want, don’t need, can’t afford and despise, that may, finally, allow Mary Jo Kopenich to RIP as the rest of US breathe a sigh of relief from the insanity installed in Washington a year ago.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 17, 2009
Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425
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AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983,as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.