Franklin County Wetpants Republicans Support Torture, Lawbreaking

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingTwenty-two NC Democrats from the House and Senate sent a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper asking him "to investigate credible allegations that Aero contractors conspired to commit federal crimes and then provided material support to the commission of those crimes on property owned by the state of North Carolina."

Mountain Xpress: "Aero Contractors, is under scrutiny for its alleged role in the CIA’s so-called “torture flights,” wherein terrorist suspects are kidnapped and secretly shuttled off to be interrogated in other countries."

Franklin County Republicans' website responded by attacking Franklin County's Doug Berger (D),

"These so-called individuals, as Berger and his liberal cohorts call them, are terrorists who think nothing of killing as many Americans as possible. Since Berger is too busy worrying about the poor terrorists' rights, they can call his hurtline: 919-715-8363 or e-mail," Edwards said. "Terrorists and taxes are his favorite words. Berger is a disgrace. Period."

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAnother Franklin County pants-wetter says of the 22 legislators, "more concerned if some poor al-Qaeda terrorists are being subjected to Chinese water torture than they are about protecting American lives".

This is your modern Republican party. Torture? So what. Federal crimes? So What.

These people are prepared to do away with the Rule of Law, basic human rights, Trial by Jury, civil discourse, and fundamental website aesthetics so they won't have to be a-feared of the Al Queeda hiding under their beds.

If you have no idea what extraordinary rendition is or how it works, go read this NY Times article.

If you'd like to contact the Franklin County Republican Chair, Ed Strickland, you can do so here.

If you'd like to support your lawmaker calling for the probe, go look at the signatures on the letter.

Further, if you'd like to see A.G. Moore robustly investigate Aero, contact your own lawmaker and encourage them to publicly call for it.

While they're at it, they could lambast Franklin County Republicans for their vitriol and cowardice. Anyone willing to toss away the Rule of Law while branding the law-abiding as terrorist-lovers have no place in the civil discourse of sober governance.


Thanks Screwy

This is really good to know. (edit at bottom of post to make it A.G. Cooper instead of Moore - I know, I know...they look so much alike!)

As soon as I finish my BlueNC Women's post I will follow the links. I look forward to writing Ed Strickland.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

So they've advanced in the alphabet

use to be the KKK republicans, now they're the PPP republicans (Pee Pee Pants) love it!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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I took their advice

And emailed Senator Berger my thoughts.

The Republican Party of Franklin county is asking people to send you their thoughts on your recent letter to the Attorney General. I thought I would write you a note and say, Thanks. Thank you for doing what you can to protect our country from those that would burn the constitution for the right to torture innocent people. I hope that you will continue this fight, even as the right wing attempts to use words like traitor to protest the actions of Americans who believe in our Bill of Rights.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Very Nice, Cubby

All that writing you've been doing has paid off.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


I wish one of these you know whats would question my patriotism in person.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

and to the

traitor in our midst i wrote this

Your attack on Senator Berger is not only unwarranted, it places you below Al Qaeda in my opinion. They wish to destroy America, and say so publicy. You hide behind a facade of flags while burning our Constitution and Bill of Rights. This country was founded upon a belief in freedom and the concept that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. You are not only an embarrasment to this great nation, but the idea that calling someone a traitor because they wish to protect our Bill of Rights is acceptable is beyond ludicrous. In the meantime, I hope that you will continue your rhetoric on issues like this and global warming. It will ensure that your kind never has any effect on public policy.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

the war on terror

Just further evidence that the terrorists have won. We are told to live our lives, spend our money like 9/11 never happened, so that the terrorists won't win.

The fact is, they've won already. They won on September 11th, Mission Accomplished. I don't know if America's the greatest country in the world (I don't know how to measure that)---but I do know this----for over two centuries, it was the greatest ongoing experiment in the progress of rights. Rights for individuals and rights for groups. The end of the tyranny of monarchs, protections against the tyranny of the majority.

And now, because they pull off an attack on our soil, we spend the next 5 years throwing away centuries of Enlightenment thought, turning our own country over to religious zealots all to eager to fight the "clash of civilizations"

You can't tell me that we were ever winning the war on terror. We lost the minute we agreed to fight it in the first place, the day we gave up our country.

We didn't declare war on white people when Tim McVeigh knocked down a building full of people in Oklahoma. We went after him and his network. Enough said.

War is over if you want it.

did a blog post

on the same issue - extraordinary rendition and AERO contractors.

That was my first post on this page - and I could not figure out how to do the links, so you would have to cut and paste (sorry) - but I have links to petitions to sign asking for an investigation of AERO Contractors, information on what NC legislators have signed on to the letter to Governor Easley, email and phone number to Easley to pressure him to investigate, and phone number for Senator Leahy to ask him to have open hearings on extraodinary renditions and torture and Guantanamo Bay.

So many outrages, so little time.