… said he wants criminals in Detroit to know they shouldn’t just be afraid of the police — they should also be afraid of responsible gun owners who are prepared to defend themselves and their homes.
“A lot of good Detroiters are fed up,” Craig said. “The message should be that, you know, people are going to protect themselves.”
“Suspects in Detroit need to worry about a couple of things,” Craig continued. “They’ve got to worry about a police department that is going to aggressively find you when you commit and act of violence. And you got to also worry about the good Detroiters who are not going to put up with the violence.”
Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by.
The new curbs were praised by advocates for greater immigration, including Juanita Molina, director of the Border Action Network. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Menendez is one of the drafters of the June 2013 Senate immigration bill, which would boost the inflow of legal immigrants and guest workers up to 40 million over the next decade.
The new rules were issued at the direction of Jeh Johnston, the new head of the Department of Homeland Security.
The rules match the recommendation of a report by an advocacy group that wants to reduce policing of illegal immigration.
Johnston overrode the internal response, and forced the implementation of the advocacy groups’ recommendations.
After eight months of back-and-forth stonewalling, the IRS has agreed to turn over the complete contents of Lerner’s email account, along with other documents that two congressional committees have been demanding.
‘If there’s not a Holy Grail email in this round of documents,’ a senior staffer to a Ways and Means committee member told MailOnline, ‘then we’re not going to find it.’
‘Whether that’s because Lerner covered her tracks or because the IRS is shredding documents, we’re probably never going to know.’
Prediction: In about 6 months or so, after combing through all the emails and cross-referencing and whatall, big big holes will be found in the narrative. Questions will be asked about whether or not the email records were carefully redacted, edited or piddled with. No answers will be offered. The tyranny will continue.
This is what a world without a strong America looks like.
Putin: Listen to me. Listen to me carefully. I want you to correctly understand me.
If we reach that decision, only if we reach that decision, it will only be for the defense of Ukrainian citizens, let anyone from the military dare shoot at their own people which we will be behind, not in front but behind, let them try and shoot at women and children.
Let me see who in the Ukraine will give such an order.
Maybe a mistranslation? I don’t know, I still find it difficult to believe that a national leader could say such stupid things. Even after listening to the insufferable prick in the White House for five years.
In one of Alaska’s most remote outposts, where a thousand hardy souls make their homes, the Obama administration has put the fate of birds and bears above the lives of people, blocking construction of an 11-mile gravel trail connecting a tiny fishing hamlet to a life-saving airport.
“She stood up in the gymnasium and told those kids, ‘I’ve listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals,” … “You could have heard a pin drop in that gymnasium.”
Unions are finding sneaky ways to exact dues — but workers are fighting back.
Michigan’s right-to-work law costs unions an estimated $46.5 million a year in lost dues. In reaction, Michigan unions have used questionable tactics to retain their shrinking membership. Some, like the MEA, have allowed only very limited opt-out periods. Others negotiated new contracts before the right-to-work law took effect; these contracts lock existing members into the union until the next negotiation, which, in one instance involving the Taylor Federation of Teachers, was a decade away.
The former Alaska Governor went on to bring up the crisis in the Ukraine and wondered why in the world the United States was reducing its conventional forces to pre-World War II levels and drastically cutting its nuclear arsenal in light of it. Palin advised, “Mr. President the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke,” prompting the crowd to rise to its feet with approval. She then added with a slight smirk, “I’m probably being too hard on the President, afterall who could have seen this coming.”
Is forced disarmament necessary? Going door to door in no-knock midnight raids is foolishly dangerous. It is also profoundly unnecessary. Honest gun owners present no danger to the public. They never did. If Connecticut gun owners are a threat at all, they threaten the public image of bigoted politicians who now look politically foolish and publicly inept.
This opinion and decision both found that a handgun in a vehicle doesn’t have to be in a locked compartment in the motor vehicle to fit within a statutory exception to the concealed carry prohibition that allows for a person without a permit to conceal a firearm within a secured compartment or “secured” container within a motor vehicle. The McAuliffe amendment seeks to contradict the opinion and ruling by forcing drivers to keep firearms in a “locked” container rather than being allowed to secure those firearms in a container without a lock as they have lawfully been doing for years. What began as a simple clarification bill would be turned into legislation that is worse than current law.
» Selling Your House in Illinois? Make it a Gun-Free Zone!
Because somebody with a gun and intent to rape, rob and/or murder will be stopped by a magic No Guns sign. In the liberal universe, that is fact. Science has not yet determined if the power of Thee Sign applies to the person or the just the gun.
I propose an experiment:
Put up a No Guns sign. Attempt to run past the sign with a gun. Will you run into an invisible wall that breaks your nose or will your gun be ripped from your hand or holster as you cross the line?
Then again, does the magic sign only work on people with bad intent? I’ll have to find a dhimmicrat, I mean a criminal to help with the experiment.
The administration’s choice to be the nation’s doctor in chief views gun ownership as a public health issue and not a constitutional right, and wants doctors to query patients about guns in their homes.
Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of the anti-gun group Doctors for America, which advocates ObamaCare and gun control laws.
His group, which has been dubbed “Docs vs. Glocks,” has pushed Congress to ban “assault” weapons and “high-capacity” magazines.
When has Obama ever made an appointment of someone that wasn’t a blatant communist, radical leftist, Constitution-hater or a repulsive pervert? Has there been one honest, normal patriotic American? Just one?
… new studies that show uninsured Americans are profoundly uninterested in ObamaCare. The ostensible point of this hideously expensive exercise – the way it was sold to the American people – was the desperate need to bring insurance coverage to those left in the cold by the old system. A trillion dollars later, it turns out most of the uninsured would rather stay out in the cold.
… Experts agree that the high cost of ACA policies is one of the big reasons the uninsured aren’t biting, which should not come as a surprise. People who didn’t want to buy the old, cheaper, better policies aren’t going to shell out more money to buy insurance with higher deductibles, smaller provider networks, and a boatload of mandates that don’t make sense… sold through a crabby network of federal and state computer systems that still aren’t completely operational, despite years of preparations and over a billion dollars in total expense.
… This really should be the final nail in ObamaCare’s coffin. The last stand for its defenders was the argument that sure, most of American hates this law and they’re suffering because of it …. but it’s all worthwhile for the Greater Good, because millions of Americans will get insurance coverage for the first time. That isn’t happening.
You don’t know what you’re talking about, because you don’t understand what’s good for you. But the Obama Administration will try to make you feel better for another year…oh, and hopefully those of you who still have your old insurance won’t get cancellation notices right before the midterm election.
This newest delay will permit members of non-qualified health plans in the non-group market to keep them for another two years (through 2016). Got that? Even though he signed a law banning such plans starting January 1, 2014, President Obama has unilaterally granted permission to extend the life of plans persistently derided by various administration spokespeople (including the president himself) as “substandard,” “cut-rate,” or “junk” plans offered by “ bad apple” insurers
… anything that slows down this train arguably is a good thing (though admittedly some conservatives demur on this point). But no conservative I know thinks it’s a good idea to flout the law and the Constitution. Unlike the first reprieve for cancelled plans, for which one might have made a case for expediency (the botched rollout of the Exchanges having put way too many people in the position of literally being unable to replace cancelled coverage in a timely fashion), this newest delay is transparently political.
(THHO)Obama didn’t issue this unconstitutional and thereby illegal decree because he was uncomfortable with the possibility of people going uninsured or badly insured . He is uncomfortable with the possibility of people going uninsured or badly insured during and/or preceding an election cycle.
(c) This section shall not apply to any person who is engaged in labor union activities which are permitted to be carried out on the property by the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, Part 3.5 (commencing with Section 1140) of Division 2 of the Labor Code, or by the National Labor Relations Act.
“CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE” …. criminalizing “TRESPASS BY CREDIBLE THREAT TO CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY“ does not apply to “any person who is engaged in labor union activities”
That might explain why unions are always on the same side with the anti-gun bigots. eh?
Remember how the IRS was used as political weapon by the Obama administration in order to help his reelection chances in 2012? The political targeting was so awful that the leftist media was even forced to report on it, causing many Democrats to feign outrage at the acts. But when they had the chance recently to prevent this type of targeting from ever happening again, they voted it down.
Immigrants tend to vote Democratic not because they’re withdrawing their support from Republicans until the GOP works with Democrats on immigration reform, but because they benefit from generous social programs …
“They’re not for amnesty,” she said. “They’re for the goody handouts of Democratic party… [A]mnesty is suicide for the conservative movement and the Republican party.”
“Of course the aliens will never learn English before they get amnesty,” while their background checks will be as thorough “as the Boston bombers,’” she added heatedly.
“The immigration bill is a disaster for unemployed, a disaster for people with low wages,” she said. “It’s a disaster that the people coming in will not vote the way we want them to vote, to cut overspending.”
All the talk about ‘immigration reform’ is actually about excusing illegal aliens from Central and South America. Use of the word immigration already invokes images of hispanics only.
Do Indian immigrants get to look forward to instant naturalization? Or Chinese? Ukrainians? Germans? Of course not – they want to come to America to be American. Or the majority do anyway, while the majority of Mexicans want to come here to be Mexicans in America.
Big difference, especially considering that the majority of real immigrants coming to America to become Americans do so with the desire to take advantage of the freedom and liberty to make of themselves – instead of taking advantage of freebies offered by leftists in exchange for their eternal vote.
Opening the Third World floodgates Teddy Kennedy maliciously unlocked with his 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act would exacerbate every problem we face, including but not limited to crime, urban blight, unsafe highways, high unemployment, unsustainable entitlement spending, cultural balkanization, a deteriorating work ethic, and the decay of our government into a banana republic.
This is a price people like Obama are willing to pay for obvious reasons. They prefer the Third World ideologically, and find a wretchedly impoverished, government-dependent population with no cultural commitment to constitutional principles easier to rule.
… a small science experiment triggered the fire alarm …
… Kayona … was swimming in the school pool for health class at the time. Her clothes were in her locker, and a teacher told her that there was no time for her to change. Hagen-Tietz was rushed outside–still wet and dressed in only swimsuit … It was 5 degrees below zero in St. Paul that day. With the windchill, it was 25 degrees below zero.
… teachers and school administrators unaccustomed to thinking found no exception clause in their book of rules for this particular situation. Terms of employment for them must exclude common sense altogether. Or they’re all idiots … idiots who have never had their ass whipped by irate parents.
What’s for Dinner?
That’s my question for Sean Penn and Danny Glover and Kevin Spacey – what are you fellers having for supper tonight?
… anti-gun Moms recently pushed Facebook to establish policies that would halt all private gun sales on its social networking sites
… Bottom line: you might not be lawfully buying and selling guns on Facebook any more, but you won’t be lawfully buying and selling guns on Facebook any less.
The Moms got Facebook to restate the obvious—out loud
America is undergoing an invasion, with literally millions of hostile “immigrants” sneaking across our border in violation of our laws, often to engage in the drug trade or to climb aboard the welfare gravy train.
In congressional testimony last week, Jeh Johnson, the new Homeland Security secretary, said that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which manages border agents, would announce new policies for the use of force “any day now.”
Jeh Johnson is a barking moonbat who achieved his position by raising money for Obama. He has asserted that foreigners invading our country have “earned the right” to be American citizens.
Try to get your head around the insanity. The point of the Border Patrol is to defend the border. Yet all an invader has to do to get past border agents is drive a car at them, in which case the Border Patrol is expected to dive for cover, or throw potentially lethal rocks, in which case the Border Patrol is expected to run away.
Why even have a Border Patrol? Why not officially proclaim that America committed suicide on November 4, 2008, and that there is no United States of America anymore, just a political vacuum presided over by treasonous lunatics?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. President Obama has unconstitutionally delayed a portion of his signature health care plan.
… he understands fully that these delays are unconstitutional but does them anyway….and mocks those who call him on it.
“As the Fraternal Order of Police stated in its letter of opposition, in the decades Mr. Adegbile pushed this effort, he ‘falsely disparaged and savaged the good name and reputation of a lifeless police officer’ in order to further his case,” Flake said. “The National Narcotic [Officers] Association shares this analysis of Mr. Adegbile’s advocacy, noting that he ‘fabricated a baseless and unproven defense while also defaming the victim, Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, which raises serious questions about the nominee’s judgment, especially considering the important position to which he has been nominated.’”
“This is an embarrassment for President Obama and the Democrats who thought it was a good idea to nominate a convicted cop-killer’s most ardent defender to head a DOJ Department and failed … Vulnerable Democrats running in 2014 just voted to confirm a radical nominee whose positions on civil rights, religious liberty, voting rights and the Second Amendment are far outside the mainstream.”
Today the Senate voted down a particularly noxious Obama nomination. Debo Adegbile, whose only claim to fame was agitating on behalf of a convicted, unrepentant, and vicious cop killer, was voted down 47-52. Pressing this nomination was a stupid act by the White House, though it has become boring to write that phrase over the course of the past six years.
… Kay Hagan is circling the drain a vote against Adegbile would have helped, or worst casing it been neutral, while a vote in favor would hurt.
… Both Landrieu and Hagan have avoided Obama when he visited their states. This indicates that they are not members of the Obama fan club. Why make this counter-intuitive vote? Because they want jobs in the Obama Administration after they are defeated in November. Rather than making a vote for the benefit of the voters back home, they made their vote to curry favor with Obama.
The problem for Rand Paul is that his father Ron Paul didn’t quite grasp this message, simple as it is. In the World According to Ron Paul all would be well on the foreign front if we here in America would just mend our evil imperialistic ways. It’s as if a perfectly libertarian USA would somehow, magically, render the rest of the vicious thugs referenced above (not to mention all the other thugs we don’t know yet, planning their little adventures in every corner of the globe, including, quite possibly, your neighborhood shopping mall) quiescent.
Put briefly: that’s insane. In fact, it would more than likely be the reverse. A disarmed, or relatively disarmed, America would only encourage these lunatics, as it has with Putin. To al-Qaeda and company it would be an obvious show of weakness. Allahu Akbar and away we go.
We can’t be isolationists anymore, even if everybody in the country voted that way, closed the international airports and mothballed all the 747s. Isolationism isn’t happening. It’s naive nonsense.
Putting an economic and political squeeze on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis could bring another Obama chicken home to roost — our president killed the U.S. space program and made us dependent on Putin.
Since 2011, when America’s space shuttle fleet was retired and our space program was dispersed to various museums, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which proudly put the first human beings, Americans, on the moon some 45 years ago, has largely been fixated on things like monitoring nonexistent climate change and Muslim outreach.
… our manned presence in space has been limited to hitching rides on Russian spacecraft to fix toilets on the International Space Station (ISS).
Johnny Boehner admitted that his top priorities are Amnesty and not repealing Obamacare. In that order. Confident of his reelection, Johnny doesn’t seem to remember that the citizens of his district have a choice: in this case, a very capable young conservative named J.D. Winteregg.
Let’s put this in simple terms:
• Boehner doesn’t give a crap what the people of OH-8 think.
• Rather than protect America’s defense budget, combat unemployment, push for Keystone XL, or investigate the most lawless administration in American history, Boehner’s priority is Amnesty and handing Obama a political victory.
• And, once again violating a promise, Boehner has no intention of repealing Obamacare — he’s going to ‘fix’ it.
Does this p*** you off as much as it p***es me off?
The president still talks of “settled science” in the global warming debate. He recently flew to California to attribute the near-record drought there to human-induced global warming.
If the president were empirical rather than deductive and political, he would instead have cited the logical reasons why this drought is far more serious than those of the late 1970s.
The administration has delayed construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, citing concern about climate change.
… There is no scientific basis from which to cancel the Keystone, but a variety of logical reasons to build it — such as moving toward North American energy independence and protecting ourselves against energy blackmailers and cartels abroad.
… for the new anti-empirical left, science becomes an ally only when refuting absurd religious theories that the earth is 5,000 years old. Otherwise, it can prove irrelevant when it does not necessarily support pet causes.
Chipotle Inc. is warning investors that extreme weather events “associated with global climate change” might eventually affect the availability of some of its ingredients. …
Or to put it more accurately, the drought effects of Chipotle’s fellow moonbats denying water to farmers on behalf of a useless minnow called the delta smelt.
According to liberal ideology, cold weather is caused by hot weather, which in turn is caused by insufficient taxation and regulation.
The scariest thing about anthropogenic global warming is that even now there are people walking around unmedicated who literally believe it is real.
A recent media tidal wave based on false reports and bad journalism has proven a few things about the 2013 Gun Ban: people from Connecticut and around the nation are tired of being threatened; are ready to make a stand; and the State of Connecticut does not have the stomach to enforce the edicts and laws with which they threaten gun owners.
The laws they passed show that they fear constitutionally and lawfully armed citizens.
Gun hating officials now have their laws on the books in Connecticut. They dreamed up those laws, in their tyrannical dystopias, but it was NOT the majority of the public that supported such laws. Despite all the severe legal language that the government passed, there is still no open discussion of enforcing those tyrannical laws, as they stand.
Either enforce the laws as they are written and let us fight it out in court, or else repeal the 2013 Gun Ban in its entirety.
If the state does not have the stomach to enforce these laws, then the legislature has until May 7th, 2014 to completely repeal these immoral edicts and let the residents of Connecticut return to their rightfully owned property and former exercise of constitutional rights and practices without any threat of State violence.
You cannot sell firearms on Facebook and Instagram. There are no shopping carts and no e-commerce applications on either site for the sale of any item, of any kind.
Bloomberg’s two citizen control cults are objecting to the use of Facebook and Instagram to post pictures of firearms and have discussions about them.
The clear intent of Mayors Against Guns and Moms Demand Action is to cajole, persuade, or badger Facebook (which owns Instagram) into censoring the speech of sportsmen, hunters, collectors, shooters, and supporters of liberty.
Their goal is to stifle debate, where ever it occurs, and they’re more than happy to bully others to do it.
It is my belief that once initiated anywhere, including — especially — CT, the state trying to disarm its population would find itself in deep excrement instantly and would call for federal assistance. This would turn a nominally local beef (which actually it never was except in the same way that Lexington and Concord was a “local beef” in that it started in a locality first and immediately spread to other states) into a national one.
With the intervention of the feds in CT, the civil war becomes national and you — and the citizens of CT — are much better served by operating in your own AOs which you know and tying down federal resources there. Hypothetically, since the tyrants have taken the first shots they have relieved you of the moral responsibility for their deaths in legitimate self-defense, using 4th Generation Warfare tactics according to Three Percent rules …
How about prefacing each and every firearm confiscation question with the following: If you knew that it would lead to a new American civil war, would you support . . . (registration, confiscation, etc.)? Let’s see what the numbers are then.
The latest nakedly political and illegal ObamaCare delay has King Barack I bowing to pressure from terrified Democrats looking a midterm bloodbath and waiving the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandates for another year.
… the geniuses who claim the intelligence and skill to micro-manage every aspect of the insurance industry forgot how their own stupid law worked, belatedly realizing that Obama’s “just ignore the law” proposal from his panicked “I was out of the loop” mea culpa press conference in November wouldn’t actually save them from the wrath of voters
I apologize. I have lost track and count of the violations of law perpetrated by this president … how many times he has modified the law that has become his premiere achievement … and how many time Congress has cowered from their duty to backhand the president who usurps their Constitutional responsibilities.
Uncertainty in the insurance market created by all this imperial whimsy has already put the industry on shaky ground with credit analysts, not to mention confusing the heck out of the American citizens expected to serve as pawns in a vast political game.
… They probably wouldn’t do this unless the internal Democrat polls for 2014 were absolutely horrifying. It also doesn’t speak well for the Administration’s inside predictions of ObamaCare’s effects between 2014 and 2016, because they’re making the program’s defenders look foolish.
… ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel just published a book joyously heralding the end of insurance companies as we have known them, a sucker punch thrown at the dupes who believed all of Obama’s phony promises in 2009.
… nearly all of the early Obamacare applicants on the Washington State Health Benefit exchange had been given bad information. They were told they qualified for large subsidies to pay their insurance premiums, but it was all the result of a computer error
… She was so thrilled at getting a “gold” level insurance plan for herself and her son for just $169 per month that she had written Obama to thank him. And then he read from her letter and gave her a name-check in his October 21 Rose Garden speech. He told her story — one of the few positive ones out there — as part of his sales pitch
… Washington State did finally got back to Sanford about her application. That $452 subsidy we said you’d get? That was a mistake. You actually get zero. So for that gold plan, instead of paying $169 per month, you’d pay $621 per month.
Sorry about that.
(THHO)Obama’s 2015 Budget
The guy who has never had a real job and therefore never had to consider what a budget is for …
and whose party refused to, failed to, forgot to produce a budget for four years (even though that is one of the few actual responsibilities in their job description) has plopped a budget onto the desk of Congress.
For the Dhimmicrats in Congress, the assumed and unspoken royal command is “dont read it, just pass it”, because after all how hard can it be to write a budget? Just copy/paste a bunch of stuff from the works of Cloward and Piven.
So you knew immediately that it was slam full everything a real budget would disallow. It’s just a matter of time before everyone (except dhimmicrats) actually reads it and starts pointing out da stupid that we already know it’s full of:
Raise taxes on the “rich”, because they have too much of poor folks money and we gotta redistribute it. Rob the middle class in the name of uplifting the poor because the middle class is really the rich and the poor are poor because of the rich.
Demonstrate yet again, the Leftist’s absolute disdain for (or absolute ignorance of) the concept of debt and deficit … debt means you need to borrow more and deficit means you need to spend more.
Spending cuts? When a Liberal uses the those words it means they’re going to cut spending on anything that’s actually called for by the Constitution … like defense, a word that has no real meaning to the Leftist mind. (Defense is at de edge of debackyard.)
– By 2024, the total national debt would rise from $17.4 trillion to nearly $25 trillion.
– By 2020, U.S. taxpayers would be paying more in interest on the debt than they would on the entire Defense budget.
– By 2017, those interest payments would be bigger than the budget for Medicaid.
Trying to make her way into Gaza from Cairo, notorious Jew-hating Judenrat, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, claims she suffered a dislocated left arm and severe trauma after being detained on arrival in Egypt
… Benjamin said she traveled to Cairo to begin a journey to Gaza, which shares a border with Egypt, for an international women’s day event. She never left the airport, where she was detained shortly after stepping off her flight
BareNakedIslam is correct, in my opinion, in labeling it as a Feel Good Story because it is making me feel good. Or something close. In the spirit of aforementioned restraint I’ll just say that Benjamin is not one of my favorite people on the earth.
BareNakedIslam also includes a video and links to Benjamin’s previous ‘engagements‘ that should explain my utter joy with news of her suffering.
I would also like to point out that if she were being held by any one of the various groups of Islamaniacs that she has always championed, she would probably be raped, butchered and her head mounted on a pole … and this is where the my restraint kicks in ….
What would you expect of a Secretary of State who sided with the communist enemy during the Vietnam War …
Granted no one wants to go to war with Russia over the Ukraine, just like no one wants to go to war with China over Taiwan. But unless we show the world a face that guys like Putin won’t laugh at …
“We all should agree that those who go out of their way to advocate for, to celebrate, to lionize convicted cop-killers … are not suitable for major leadership roles to the U.S. Department of Justice.”
The playwright and director David Mamet achieved an epiphany while listening to NPR. Unfortunately for NPR the epiphany was that he was no longer a liberal. “I felt my facial muscles tightening,” he described, “and the words beginning to form in my mind: Shut the f___ up.”
The unfiltered left with its onslaught of sanctimonious bleating often brings out that reaction.
… It’s why Air America not only couldn’t compete with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other conservative talk radio hosts, but it couldn’t even remain solvent.
… After drifting without an identity, MSNBC was reborn as a liberal news network and then finally as a network of sandal wearing transgender vegans and shock-headed Marxists chewing polysyllables.
… Imagine Air America crossbred with NPR and then mated with Pitchfork Magazine. Their horrible abortion would be MSNBC’s bland hipster ethos of earnest liberals earnestly talking down to their audience while Al Sharpton tries to figure out how a teleprompter works.
Two terms of Obama have given the left an unreasonable degree of confidence in their ideology, but it wasn’t their ideology that won two elections. Polls show that most Americans are not especially fond of what the left stands for, but they do vote for candidates who appear to care about them. The left didn’t win on the issues. It won because it found a good front man for its bad issues who would keep finding entertaining ways to distract the public from the complete implosion of his progressive policies.
The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member ….
It gets worse…
After 9/11, this 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist then joined the military …
The 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist is upset because America hasn’t done enough to ensure there will never be another 9/11. And so he figures that if he can get an air marshal blamed for a terrorist attack, America will wake up and anally probe us before we’re allowed on a plane, or something.
It gets worse…
The villain’s sidekick is a member of the American military willing to murder 150 innocent people for a payday.
It gets worse…
The one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard. Screw you, Hollywood.
What if I play Devil’s Advocate and offer benefit of doubt to the producers, writers, directors and poor dumb ole Liam.
Maybe they were just trying to create a real mystery theater stumper to keep the audience guessing till the very end. That’s their job after all. So, they were thinking “who?”, who would we least suspect, and then the irony of who we suspected being the good guy. Maybe they didn’t set out to insult 9/11 families and military veterans and red-blooded American patriots in general.
Assuming all that then leaves a conclusion that’s very jump-worthy: these Hollywood clowns have no real heart-born concept of the real difference between good and evil – between noble and barbaric. It’s not just easy but natural for them to portray America as the perpetual evil while elevating the enemies of America to hero status. It’s what they do, it’s what they are.
Hollywood is the entertainment-propaganda department of the American Leftists and as such their job is to slowly convince the rest of us that we are not exceptional, that America is nothing more than a group of rich, spoiled versions of the head-chopping, goat-raping pedophilic misogynist barbarians whose ultimate goal is the utter destruction of the nation.
But you must realize, Hollywood exists and thrives on your money.
And maybe they did set out to insult Americans … and like the man said Screw you, Hollywood.
In the five-year period after the law was enacted, the murder rate went up faster in Missouri than it did in other states, but in the five-year period before the law was enacted the murder rate was going up even faster, said Lott. “Missouri was on an ominous path before the law was ended.”
“It is obvious to anyone who has looked at the national data that the study’s lead author Daniel W. Webster, who is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, picked Missouri because it was the one state that gave him the result that he wanted.”
The cost to license and register a handgun in Washington is $534 … In Illinois, one can apply for a conceal carry permit at the cost of $650 to $700, and in New York City there is an additional $85 flat fee to purchase ammunition, whether it is one bullet or 100 bullets …
“Unfortunately the main effect of a lot of these laws is not only to reduce gun ownership from law-abiding citizens, but to reduce gun ownership among relatively poor law-abiding citizens especially those who live in high crime, urban areas, particularly blacks.”
New London Connecticut newspaper The Day confirms that Connecticut State Police did, in fact, issue this letter
Tensions continue to rise in Connecticut, as the home addresses of the legislators who voted for the ban have been posted on numerous web sites and forums. Many of the legislators are now calling for police protective details, regarding the publication of their home addresses as a threat to their safety.
It’s a bad situation that could get out of control very quickly. We can only hope that the saner heads in Connecticut’s government realize how grossly they’ve overreached here, and that they will repeal this blatantly unconstitutional law before good people get hurt.
I downloaded my own copy of the letter image. I’d recommend you do the same. The time will come, probably, when you will like to refresh your memory on one of the triggers that got it all started.
Perhaps a better question than can she translate her accomplishments might be to ask, point blank, whether she can list any accomplishments. (No… Benghazi doesn’t count. I’m talking about positive accomplishments.)
Means to an unconstitutional end ‘The question is not what power the Federal Government ought to have but what powers in fact have been given by the people.’
“The power of taxation, which is expressly granted, may, of course, be adopted as a means to carry into operation another power also expressly granted. But resort to the taxing power to effectuate an end which is not legitimate, not within the scope of the Constitution, is obviously inadmissible.” (Emphasis added.) In other words, Congress cannot use its taxing power to allow it to control something it has no constitutional power to control.
How could something “obviously inadmissible” under the Tenth Amendment 78 years ago be conditionally approved by the Supreme Court in 2012, even as the Court was reaffirming the federalism principles underlying the Tenth Amendment in the same case? Sooner or later the U.S. Supreme Court should deal with the elephant it has brought into the room by ignoring clear Tenth Amendment precedent.
Ukraine has emerged as a test of Obama’s argument that, far from weakening American power, he has enhanced it through smarter diplomacy, stronger alliances and a realism untainted by the ideology that guided his predecessor.
A president who has made clear to the American public that the “tide of war is receding” has also made clear to foreign leaders, including opportunists in Russia, that he has no appetite for a new one. What is left is a vacuum once filled, at least in part, by the possibility of American force.
Rarely has a threat from a U.S. president been dismissed as quickly — and comprehensively — as Obama’s warning Friday night to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former community organizer and the former Cold Warrior share the barest of common interests, and their relationship has been defined far more by the vastly different ways they see everything from gay rights to history’s legacy.
After DHS Denial, Local News Station Finds Evidence Terrorists Have Crossed the Border
Two here, five there and several hundred at a time. The open-borders traitors in D.C. do nothing but further erode any remaining obstacles … and await the coming explosions as opportunity to finally lease their federal pitbulls in jackboots on the victims.
The coming explosions may not actually be in the form of violent chemical reactions, but rather the slow-burn social reactions of concentrated illegal alien invaders demanding their newly created ‘Rights’, waving their own crescent/star flags as they establish enclaves on American soil in which Americans are not welcome.
The Mexicans have already defined the method.
Note the ‘controller’, at 0:20 seconds, that tells the Reconquistas they’re doing it wrong. What she means is don’t show your true face when there are cameras present.
The true face makes it maybe a tich more difficult to get the welfare.
After a century of misery, the left still hasn’t learned that there is no substitute for the middle class. It’s not just running out of money, it’s running out of people.
The welfare state is bankrupt and doesn’t know it yet. Reality hasn’t caught up with the numbers. Instead the welfare state is floating on loans based on past productivity, old infrastructure and a diminishing productive population whose technological industries employ fewer people and don’t require their physical presence in the United States.
The welfare state has no future. It is only a question of what terms it will implode on and what will happen to the social welfare political infrastructure when it does. The violence in Venezuela and the slow death of Detroit give us insights into the coming collapse of the welfare state.
So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a “businessmen’s haircut”.
… Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties.
It’s the kind of dilemma that awaits all liberal policy. Rights that have been stamped out of sheets of PlayDoh are mauled, distorted and destroyed by the same idiots that did the stamping.
Natural Rights, the real Rights, like well-oiled gears mesh and support one another. They don’t collide and destroy.
But they turn slower and jam when plastered in PlayDoh.
Those who volunteer already accept the discomfort that comes with service, but the president has upped the ante, making sure they further suffer with a revocation of earned benefits, the inability to vote when deployed, terrorism as “workplace violence”, less equipment, and with watching the military become a social experiment in the self-indulgence of its individual members. Under this president, the military has gone from being a fighting force to being increasingly a force within which and about which there is fighting. Sound familiar? That’s Obama’s legacy to the rest of America. So, too, is the transformation of the role of the military from an extra-territorial force into the enforcement arm of a nascent police state, where the people are the new enemy.
Jarrett wields a lot of power. She has been called “Mr. Obama’s spine,” “the gatekeeper,” “the night stalker,” and “the other power in the White House” by liberals and the de facto president by the right.
For six years Jarrett and this administration have flouted the law; treated patriotic, taxpaying Americans as domestic terrorists; targeted conservative groups as enemies of the State; put more people on government welfare; bribed states in order to indoctrinate our kids with anti-American, anti-capitalism propaganda; set up operations to take away our guns; left Americans to die while they watched; and tried to shut down freedom of speech by calling people “racist” and “right wing extremists.”
Our own government suggests that the NSA may have used its “offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate the financial systems.”
Obama arrogantly made a mockery of the investigation into the NSA’s abuses by appointing his conspicuously clueless lapdog James Clapper (who had already been caught lying to Congress, which is a felony) to head it.
All things considered, the NSA envelope has been pushed about as far as it can go without someone pushing back. Thus the car-tracking scheme was nixed.
Not “may cause,” or even “probably cause,” but “will cause.” This is not the language of science. While it is common to see such absolute, one-sided assertions from totalitarian regimes trying to sway public opinion, it is appalling that two of the world’s foremost science bodies should engage in such unconditional rhetoric. Sir Isaac Newton, the Royal Society’s most famous member and its president until 1727, would be furious about such a violation of the scientific tradition he cherished.
Such confidence is preposterous. It is also irresponsible since it implies that governments can confidently prepare for warming, while ignoring the possibility that global cooling is the real threat.
The last time the sun was as weak as is now being forecast, the Earth was in a particularly cold phase of the Little Ice Age that lasted from about 1350 – 1850, a period of great misery for people around the world.
We won’t know for decades whether Abdussamatov and his peers are right, or whether warming fears are more justified, but geologists call past warm epochs “optimums” and cold times “dark ages” for good reason: history shows that cooling is far more dangerous than warming. Yet governments across the world are planning only for warming, a relatively benign scenario and one that is appearing increasingly improbable.
Whatever the future of climate, we know one thing for certain: with increasing populations and a rapidly growing middle class in the developing world, humanity is going to need ever increasing amounts of inexpensive, high-quality, reliable power. Yet climate campaigners such as Secretary of State John Kerry will undoubtedly use Thursday’s irresponsible RS/NAS report to promote wind and solar power, the least reliable and most expensive options. Moving away from coal and other inexpensive conventional power sources to alternative energy because of climate concerns would be suicide.
… peaceful concealed handgun permit-holders like you are not “family friendly.” Your family is not welcome. This is a slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners, and it’s time to let the restaurant’s leadership know that your friendly family will not spend one more dime at their restaurants until the gun-ban signs come down. Gun owners will be happy to enjoy the comfort and safety of establishments that respect them, and that do not prohibit them from protecting their loved ones.
The attack only ended as police—armed with the guns that China denies its citizens—shot dead five of the attackers including the man in the photo above. Five more attackers fled the scene, and are the subject of a manhunt.
In a nation where the inalienable right to armed self defense is not recognized, a weapon a simple as a kitchen knife can kill and injure dozens.
Maybe a group of ignorant souls there should start a group demanding “knife sense.”
A White House “official” emailed reporters saying the president’s National Security team met today to discuss Ukraine, Crimea and Russia. Obama ducked the meeting, as he often does, because, you know, he can do what he wants, he’s the president. Susan Rice briefed him, so it’s all good, but Obama was in the game today anyway. He made a 90-minute courtesy call to Putin to caution him that if he bullied his way into Ukraine it would hurt his standing in the international community. Yes, he did. And by the way, if Putin doesn’t behave, Obama let him know that he wouldn’t be arriving for the G8 Economy summit in Sochi. Meanwhile, Russia is seeking to add 8 bases for refueling and provisions – or something. Use your imagination.
Being an avid Sarah Palin fan, I find it at least a little amusing when Progressive Obamabot Palin-bashing fools are forced to eat their turdy-words.
Via the Wayback Machine, a reminder of the fun had by Progressive Obamabot fools in 2008:
» Russia might invade Ukraine if Obama wins, Palin warns
As we’ve said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario. And given how Russia has been able to unsettle Ukraine’s pro-Western government without firing a shot, I don’t see why violence would be necessary to bring Kiev to heel.
Which was to say, “boy that Palin shore iz a dummy”
Blake Hounshell, if granted three wishes, would probably use the first two to wish he hadn’t wrote that and then wish nobody would remember. But even though the linked article is over five years old, the majority of the comments are reminding him exactly who was the idiot.
… if we had a real media, the clowns at OFA and other Marxist front groups would be shamed into offering an apology to Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. But, as it stands today, OFA and the media are one and the same.
The purpose of the revolutionary politics of equality on which the Community is built are not to end poverty or oppression, but to perpetuate them on equal terms for a higher purpose.”
“We have not come to fix the world, but to shame the world. Equality is our ideal, inequality is how we remind everyone of their moral unfitness to their accomplishments and abilities. It is how we teach them to be sensitive. Sensitivity defines our politics. The Community does not intend to end suffering, but to make everyone sensitive to suffering.”
“The most sensitive of us teach others how to trick their self-pity into empathy. And we must have blank vessels on which to project our self-pity and our outrage at a world that is insensate to our pain.”
Glen pleaded with his audience: “Don’t go see this movie” … from what turned out to be exasperatedly deep exception he took to the film’s anti-American and anti-military tone.
current mainstream media and entertainment’s “non-stop” (pardon the pun) and noisome drumbeat on America, America, America as the focus of all-that-is-pernicious-and-perilous-on-the-planet? I tire of it — and resent it.
If he once said I want to know how black Wayne Brady is — that chip on my shoulder says that rarely do you threaten a man and you should not fear anyone. Now, I’m not saying I’m Billy Badass, but if Bill Maher has his perception of what’s black wrapped up, I would gladly slap the shit out of Bill Maher in the middle of the street, and then I want to see what Bill Maher would do.
I’d pay good money to watch that … but I don’t think I could sit through the whole show. Do you know how long it would take to slap all the shit out of Bill Maher? Geez, that could take days. And, think to come of it, what would remain? The nose?
not terribly bright, but at least he is forthcoming regarding a mentality that seems to be prevalent in Tinseltown … If you define “the culprits” as those who defend the concept that defines America — limited government — Weber has a point. Once all the troublesome patriots are swinging by their necks, statists can get on with their “concept of governance” — i.e., the totalitarian application of coercion to remake society according to their twisted ideals.
The news of Carter’s proposed Venezuela visit was only hours old when alarmed Venezuelan anti-socialists sent out an SOS: “Please, desist from your trip,” reads an open letter from Venezuelan blogger/journalist Daniel Duquenal. “You have absolutely no credibility in Venezuela…You have cursed us enough as it is. I can assure you that half of the country has no respect nor credibility for you and the other half (the Castroites) thinks you are a mere fool that they can use and discard as needed.”
Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation is cheering because it was a SAF federal court case that forced the state into the 21st Century.
SAF’s Moore v. Madigan, and a similar case filed by the National Rifle Association known as Shepard v. Madigan, forced the Illinois Legislature, over the objections of anti-gun Gov. Pat Quinn, to adopt a carry statute. Illinois was the last state in the nation to deny its citizens the right to bear arms in self-defense outside the home and had to be compelled by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
“While politicians had to be dragged kicking and screaming into compliance with the Second Amendment … the good citizens are rushing to enjoy their newly-restored firearms freedom. State officials said today they have received more than 50,000 permit applications.”
The mainstream press has justified its lack of coverage over the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups because there’s been no “smoking gun” tying President Obama to the scandal. This betrays a remarkable, if not willful, failure to understand abuse of power. The political pressure on the IRS to delay or deny tax-exempt status for conservative groups has been obvious to anyone who cares to open his eyes. It did not come from a direct order from the White House, but it didn’t have to.
In 1170, King Henry II is said to have cried out, on hearing of the latest actions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” Four knights then murdered the archbishop. Many in the U.S. media still willfully refuse to see anything connecting the murder of the archbishop to any actions or abuse of power by the king.
Amid reports that Russian military forces have entered Ukraine, CNN reports that U.S. officials are calling the incursion an “uncontested arrival,” not necessarily “an invasion,” and that this distinction is “key.”
Uncontested arrival, eh? Sorta like their definition of immigration? That’s it! The Russian military is just immigrating.
We shouldn’t expect any admissions of “I was wrong, you were right” from the left, however; admitting fault is an impossibility for Democrats who rely on steadfastness at all costs in the face of political realities. In 2008, then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin warned Republicans that if Barack Obama were elected, we should expect poor foreign policies that could lead to instability on the world stage- including a possibility that Russia could invade Ukraine.
Gee, this seems like a good time to slash the U.S. military to World War I levels.
If Mexican immigrants had choppers, this could be Interstate 10 in El Paso:
Moonbat racist Spike Lee on whites moving to black neighborhoods and “taking over”:
“When you move into a neighborhood, have some respect for the history, for the culture.”
Did he really say this: (and go unchallenged on the rank stupidity of it?)
… I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers … for the facility to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up ever motherfuckin’ day … the police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the mornin’ … that must tell you something.
I have no idea what that must tell Spike, but it tells me that somehow the neighborhood got much safer, civil and more … neighborly. Or at least, it’s become less barbaric. So when he demands that whites “have some respect for the history, for the culture“, is he referring to the culture that made it unsafe for mothers to push their babies in strollers at 3am?
Consequently and just so you know, Spike Lee is in agreement with Samuel Jackson and Morgan Freeman when they condemned the Tea Party folks as racist while simultaneously admitting and bragging that they voted for (THHO)Obama for one simple reason: his skin pigmentation.
Do you still spend your money on the products of these assholes?
Fascism is What Fascists Do
Warmal Colding is real because … shut up
It is long past time for the media to apply this same self-censorship of lies to the subject of climate change. Climate change is real; it is happening, and it is caused by humans burning carbon dioxide. Folks are free to believe whatever they want …
Wait a second there, Elizabutt. Did you say “burning carbon dioxide” ? Howzat work? You’re free to believe that’s what’s happening but … shut up.
And it is racist. Expecting them to win a full majority is almost as racist as Voter ID or expecting them to have a platform or to campaign. And if you disagree, you’re racist too.
… a 50 percent requirement was invented to keep Black Democrats down. Who knew? Math was racist all along.
I wonder how much security for the Benghazi mission that selling this particular “masterpiece” could have bought. Perhaps even the lives of four Americans.
Beijing contains $23 million worth of art. Bern has $1.2 million and Luxembourg has $2.2 million. Benghazi meanwhile had inadequate security and Hillary Clinton yelling that it makes no difference now.
No one could face the US military head on and defeat it. So its worst enemies devised an ingenious strategy: destroy it from within by putting the Pentagon under the command of an incompetent kook, encouraging degeneracy, repressing Christians, eschewing victory, purging top officers, shrinking it, and attempting to reduce the entire operation to a cross between a social engineering laboratory and a make-work jobs program.
Islamic supremacists chip, chip, chip away at the establishment clause, and in doing so, impose Islam on the secular marketplace. Muslim lawsuits against Hertz, Wal-Mart, Target, Disney and a host of other American businesses for special rights, special accommodation have been largely successful creating a special rights for a special class of people — which is an accordance with Islam (in which Muslims are superior to the kuffar). But it goes against every American tenet of individual rights and separation of mosque and state. Someone ought to remind the EEOC that their name is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Equal as in no special rights for any particular class.
Consider the contrast: Catholics in the Obama regime have no right to refuse to provide abortions at Catholic hospitals. No accommodation for that religious belief. Only Islam gets accommodation from Barack Obama.
A couple of Muslims signed a contract to work for a trucking company, a contract that says that drivers will take any load that a company administrator assigns and will deliver that payload. Period. The terms of employment are known ahead of time among all employees.
But a couple of Muslims for Star Transport found out that their boss was going to ask them to transport a load of alcohol–a job that everyone knows the company has–and these Muslims refused to take the load because: religion.
The Obama administration is suing the trucking company for violating these Muslims’ freedom of religion because after they refused to take the load as per the contract they signed, they were properly and logically fired.
Of course, there is nothing in Islam that would prevent a Muslim from transporting alcohol. Some Muslims say that drinking alcohol violates their religious tenets, but no one was demanding they drink it and their transportation job would not be for their consumption.
Their refusal had nothing at all to do with their personal religious needs and is nothing more than another Muslim attempt to enforce on all Americans a sharia-like ban on alcohol.
“If I see someone carrying a gun in public, in a store, how do I know if they have a permit or not?” Chen said. “Unless they paste their permit on their sleeve, it’s hard to tell a criminal from a law-abiding ‘good guy’ with a gun.”
Well for one, if they’re not trying to rob you or the store while pushing their shopping cart and picking up a package of Doritos, you probably have nothing to worry about. But we all know that’s not really the issue …
“We really tapped out the workforce in both our manufacturing communities. We have people commuting more than an hour for basic entry manufacturing jobs, and that is kind of ridiculous. So this has given us access to a really well-educated, skilled workforce in North Carolina.”
Barrett honestly thinks that after decades of anti-gun media bias and politically-shaped polls, that gun owners are going to be honest about what they own with some guy on the phone?
Those most obviously in danger of being arrested at this time are 106 rifle owners and and 108 magazine owners who tried to register their arms, too late. The government knows exact who they are through their botched registrations, and sent them letters giving them options on how to surrender their arms and magazines.
A woman claiming to be the wife of one of these 106 rifle owners called Lt. Vance, and got into a very heated discussion with him.
Will the police go to my home if my husband refuses to give up a weapon that was formally legal, and has now been made illegal, by a corrupt legislator … ? Will the police go to my home and threaten my family?
Because I’m scared to death.
His response is, as the title of the article suggests, is stunning.
And, yes, I said tyrants. You bought it, in the form of the woefully misnamed “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety,” you own it, you are certainly — if you get your way — going to pay for it like it or not, so you might as well own up to it. Look in the mirror. That’s what a tyrant in the 21st Century looks like …
Goeser had a valid concealed carry permit and was legally allowed to carry a pistol, which she normally did for self-defense.
She and her husband, Ben, owned a mobile karaoke business and the restaurant in which they were set up that night served alcohol, prohibiting Goeser from legally carrying her handgun into the establishment.
She kept her gun locked in her car outside while the couple worked inside.
However, the man who would claim her husband’s life simply ignored the “No Guns Allowed” sign posted outside and carried his handgun inside anyway, concealed under his jacket.
… “this is a president and his team of political operatives who have always understood the power of speech, but more importantly, the power of denying it to their political opponents.”
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, which overturned many previous restrictions on campaign spending and allowed nearly unlimited spending by corporations and other groups to influence elections.
After Citizens United, the Senate was unable to pass the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). This led Democrats to turn their attention to the tax code to push their campaign finance reform through the IRS and circumvent Republicans
War on Women alert! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just called a female leukemia patient a liar.
I doubt many imperiled 2014 Democrats – such as Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who dodged her own press conference to avoid answering questions about ObamaCare – are going to embrace Reid’s tactic of claiming all the ObamaCare horror stories are false. ”You’re all lying scumbag tools of the Koch Brothers, now vote for me” is not a winning campaign slogan. Neither is “I sign off on monster bills I don’t understand, and that’s why you must return me to Congress.”
The leukemia patient he refers to is named Julie Boonstra. Her story has already been “fact checked” about ten thousand times more thoroughly than anything the current President of the United States ever said or did.
Yes, conservative groups and unhappy ObamaCare sufferers, you must live up to a level of rigorous accuracy vastly higher than anything faced by the people who gave us this multi-trillion-dollar boondoggle. No, it’s not fair. Stop waiting for fair. It’s not coming.
The game is now all about suppressing dissent, forcing everyone to Embrace Teh Suck. Not long ago, Democrats were swearing up and down that hardly anyone was losing their insurance; before that, they said Healthcare.gov worked great, its only real problem being an unexpectedly heavy traffic load caused by its incredible popularity. They tried claiming nobody would lose their jobs because of ObamaCare, and when that fiction became impossible to sustain, they said it was awesome that fewer people will work because of the ACA – why, that was one of its delightful hidden goals all along! The will of the public can be subdued by pushing it to accept things it knows are untrue.
Just when I thought the Leader of the Senate couldn’t possibly become more out of touch with the American people, he regrettably proves me wrong. By claiming that all of the tragic stories currently unfolding from coast are coast due to Obamacare are somehow fake, Harry Reid is attacking the integrity of countless victims of a terrible law that he helped force onto a country that never wanted it.
A congressional crackdown on illegal immigrants getting checks from the IRS has some cracks in it.
The proposed legislation doesn’t stop illegals from obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and receiving more $1,000 child tax-credit checks.
Last year, those “illegal” payouts totaled more than $4.2 billion.
American mainstream media, nostalgic for Vietnam War protests, tend to regard protests as the province of the political Left. They hailed the Occupy Wall Street encampments, despite their violent crime and gauzy pronouncements, as heralding an uprising of the virtuous 99 percent. Despite such encouragement, Occupy fizzled and polls showed that the demand for redressing “income inequality” was so weak that, contrary to advance word, President Obama scarcely mentioned the phrase in his State of the Union address.
Certainly the protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela are not seeking the left-wing goal of income redistribution. The Ukrainians are not seeking a larger welfare state, and the Venezuelans have learned from hard experience that Chávez’s policies produced not redistribution but economic destruction.
The rule of law is hard to establish and easy to dismantle. Something to keep in mind as our president keeps unilaterally rewriting Obamacare and our IRS targets his political opponents.
The administration hopes to pressure loan “modifications,” arguing that college debt has a “disparate impact” on minorities and leads to dropouts and unemployment.
Studies, however, tell a different story about why black students pay more for loans and have higher college dropout rates, despite special treatment. Racism has little if anything to do with it.
Credit problems explain loan differences.
And if you look at the worst college “dropout factories,” as Obama calls colleges with low graduation rates, you find they’re virtually all black or urban colleges run by black administrators, according to a survey by the Education Sector, an independent think tank.
It’s absurd to think they’re trying to fail or bankrupt black students.
Make no mistake, they’re not the real target. And make no further mistake: It’s the White House directing CFPB’s crackdown on higher education.
A Greenpeace co-founder testified in Congress on Tuesday about global warming. What he said is hardly what anyone would expect.
“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” … “If there were such a proof, it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.”
Moore didn’t hold back in his Senate appearance. He quickly zeroed in on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and strongly scolded it for claiming there is a “95-100% probability” that man “has been the dominant cause of” global warming. Those numbers, he said, have been invented.
… EPA employees threatened Inspector General investigators, refused to cooperate, and handed out non-disclosure agreements to other employees to keep them from being interviewed
… “Over the past 12 months, there have been several EPA officials who have taken action to prevent [the Office of Investigations] OI from conducting investigations or have attempted to obstruct investigations through intimidation,”
“I do believe the public health impacts are something that average people can really relate to because they know cancer is the second leading cause of death in this country — heart disease is number one — and all of this filthy air contributes to both of those,” she said …. “As tar sands oil flows to our gulf coast refineries it will increase toxic pollution that already plagues communities like Port Arthur Texas, which is near many refineries that will process tar sands,”
Without the pipeline the oil will be delivered to refineries in Texas via railcars. If the presence of that oil in Texas will produce cancer-causing filthy Texas air, is it better to spread that out along the thousands of miles of railroads?
Boxer is lying out of desperation – nothing new there, she’s been a Panic-Liar since she first stepped foot in D.C.
It wouldn’t be politically correct to point out that Islam is a blood-thirsty cult that sanctifies killing those associated with resistance to it. It’s easier just to suppress the video, and to live on your knees rather than die on your feet — especially if living on your feet would entail challenging a “victim” group near the top tier of the liberal caste system.
Some have asked what I’ve been doing in retirement.
Well, I applied for a building permit for a new house. It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide, with 12 gun turrets at various heights, and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim.
The City Council told me; “Forget it… AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!”
So, I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a ‘Mosque’.
Work starts on Monday.
I love this country. It’s the government that scares the shit out of me.
Forget looking in the mainstream media for the nitty-gritty of this communist repression. The Venezuelan regime —under the (literal!) and expert tutelage of their Cuban colonial overlords–is easily censoring the sheeplike mainstream media.
… these are Communist police and National Guardsmen doing the beating, gassing and shooting, you see. Hence the silence. Worse still, these Venezuelan storm-troopers are “practiced at the art of repression” thanks to hands-on training by the best in the business: Castro’s police.
There is no place in the media-celebrity narrative on Latin American police repression for this sort of thing. Pinochet? Somoza? Batista?—sure! These Latin American dictators thrived on repressing young hipsters. But they were all “right-wingers.” So it was only natural. A good word regarding any of those regimes by a rocker celebrity would have lead to instant and permanent blacklisting.
On the other hand, a good word regarding the Castro regime serves almost as password into the uppermost reaches of celebrity-rocker status, especially it’s “thinking” echelons (as such things are measured among rockers.)
you don’t need the media to hear your neighbor’s screams.
Sean Penn – after having made so many excursions to Venezuela because he cared so much about the people and their beloved and caring leader – hasn’t yet made a public statement about the butchery of said people. Perhaps he’s on his way there now on his john-boat?
Don’t step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history.
Don’t dare blow up another American military barracks overseas. Don’t ever consider another attack on the World Trade Center. Don’t even try blowing up one more American embassy in East Africa. Don’t ever put a hole in a U.S. warship again. The rest was history.
As if I needed another reason not to give a hoot in hell which gang of grunting thugs prevails on the gridiron, the NFL has cravenly pandered to the liberal establishment by threatening to take next year’s Super Bowl out of Arizona in the unlikely event that Governor Jan Brewer has enough spine to defend liberty from that same establishment’s relentless assault.
That was just the first paragraph of a magnificent, yet short speech.
A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.
… Its visit comes as isolated Havana’s current economic and political patron, Venezuela, is facing unprecedented violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
Without explanation? Who has bothered to ask for an explanation? (THHO)Obama? Kerry? Holder?
It’s a Yahoo article, so no reason to wonder if the phrase “facing unprecedented violent protests” was an unintentional or unfortunate mis-wording of “facing unprecedented violent response to protests”
Multiple witnesses told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Congress is in danger of ceding all of its power to the presidency if it continues on the path it is on.
“We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government, constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley told the committee. “For Congress not to act borders on self-loathing.”
“If you want to stay relevant as an institution, I would suggest that you not stand idly by and let the president take your power away,” testified Elizabeth Price Foley, a law professor at Florida International University.
An Open Letter to Michelle Obama From a Knucklehead
The thousands of attacks, or acts of Jihad, committed by faithful Muslims, in the name of Allah, are no aberrations but a pattern. A pattern that can be traced quite unequivocally to their texts…which are meant to be taken verbatim. Those Muslims who do not commit heinous acts of Jihad against infidels (kafirs) have most likely never read Islam’s holy texts. That could be the ONLY explanation why they would not join their brethren…or vehemently condemn them. But instead, the Western world is met with their silence…which can only leave a rational person to conclude their silence is complicit.
For we would all be deaf by know…if they didn’t concur.
So, “moderate” Muslims: As echoed by many great Americans, including Lincoln and Justice Robert H. Jackson: The Constitution is not a suicide pact. We believe that constitutional restrictions on the power of government must be balanced against the need for survival of the state and its people. And an ideology that is determined to either force the people to obey its draconian dictates or be destroyed…can kiss our collective Aunt Fanny.
… economists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology respectively, are publishing a paper in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics called “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements,” which argues that manipulation of information by the media will “enhance global welfare” by inducing countries to agree to environmental accords
There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Saudi Arabia. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Iran. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Palestine. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing the vast bevy of human rights violations that happen every day in the Middle East, exponentially worse that what happens in Israel.
Any gay or lesbian that is targeting Israel in this room seems to have forgotten how high they hang gays from cranes in Iran. Every person of liberal bent who suggests that Israel is the problem in the Middle East seems to have forgotten that there is only one country in the Middle East that actually has any sort of religious diversity in it. The countries that are apartheid countries are those that are Judenrein – like, for example, Palestine.
So, for us to sit here and pretend that Israel is somehow on a lower moral plane is a direct manifestation of anti-Semitism. And to hold Jews to a different moral standard than any other country or group on the face of the earth represents nothing but an age-old and historic hatred for the Jewish people. All the folks here who are pretending that the B.D.S is about anything other than that, I would like to see a poll of those folks, and see how many of them actually believe in the existence of a Jewish state, qua-Jewish state, not as a state like any other, but as a Jewish state. They don’t. They don’t acknowledge that existence. They don’t believe in that existence. They don’t believe in peace. All this is about, pure and simple, is a desire to target the Jewish people.
Then the resolution was shot down and one leftist dhimmi clown exploded into a unintelligible boo-hoo diatribe.
While browsing through the comments I found this gem:
The progressive mind functions by means of mythic narratives that have tenuous connections to reality. Cops shoot a black man, and Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post begs “please don’t shoot me,” indulging the myth of a lethal American racism endangering black people’s lives, even though black offenders kill 90% of black murder victims, and 85% of interracial crime is perpetuated by blacks against whites. Criticize Sandra Fluke for demanding that a Catholic university’s health care plan subsidize her birth control, and you’re waging a sexist “war on women” for making them pay a whole $30 for their monthly pills. Another particularly persistent and long-lived political folk tale is that conservatives and Republicans are the party of robber barons who use their exorbitant wealth to undermine democracy for their own nefarious ends.
… blatant hypocrisy and disregard for fact, of course, is nothing new, and reflects a long history of wealthy elites promoting progressive causes and policies from their privileged enclaves.
… Noam Chomsky … has called capitalism a “grotesque catastrophe,” one “crafted to induce hopelessness, resignation, and despair.” Yet … is “himself a shrewd capitalist, worth millions, with money in the dreaded and evil stock market, and at least one tax haven to cut down on those pesky inheritance taxes that he says are so important.”
… Michael Moore, who boasted about not owning stock but then set up a private foundation that in 2005 owned nearly $400,000 in corporate stocks and bonds … “For a man who by 2002 had a net worth in eight figures … gave away a modest $36,000 through the foundation, much of it to his friends in the film business
… John Kerry, George Soros, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Nader … all these scolds of capitalist greed and champions of the oppressed have done very well manipulating the system to increase their own power and privilege, and ensuring that their money doesn’t end up in the government’s hands
… Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, who cast themselves as the defenders of the little guy against rapacious and heartless corporations, endorse environmental policies that dump precious water into the Pacific in order to protect baitfish
For the affluent progressive, chanting the right mantras about fairness, equality, and justice creates a reality that masks how their beliefs and policies create unfairness, inequality, and injustice, and obscures how far their lives are from the clients they patronize and exploit politically.
If the facts supporting Climate Change are so obvious, should not debating the facts of the matter strengthen those facts? Just as you would be eager to prove that you are not, in fact, stupid, should you not be equally as eager to prove your opinion by engaging in factual debate?
That excerpt is not representative of the tone of the piece … I just liked it.
Nevertheless and needless to say, Anthony Watts took little miss moonbat not to the woodshed but far, far beyond ….
Making it easier….just great!! When will the hitching posts, stables, and ammo shops be built? And don’t forget the western clothes shop where you can buy chaps and spurs. Yeee ha! ….. [Followed by the usual anti-gun alarmism, recited with little or no original content.]
You hail from a state with restrictive gun laws and high rates of violent crime. We passed a “shall issue” concealed handgun law in 1995, and have seen violent crime overall drop by 46%, with corresponding drops in murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. Yet you, with the uniquely deliberate combination of arrogance and ignorance common to the left in general (and gun control advocates in particular) want to dictate how North Carolina should run things.
Given that the average gun-related murder rate over the period in question was 3.44, the results of the present study indicate that states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher. In addition, the Federal assault weapons ban is significant and positive, indicating that murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal ban was in effect. These results corroborate the findings of Lott and Mustard (1997). These results suggest that, even after controlling for unobservable state and year fixed effects, limiting the ability to carry concealed weapons may cause murder rates to increase.
A group of disgruntled students at Dartmouth College sent an 8-page protest letter to leaders of the Ivy League institution Monday calling for reparations for what they claim is the school’s oppressive and racist atmosphere – and threatened “physical action” if their demands are not met.
Stop snickering. Similarly clownish liberal screwballs were a prominent feature of college campuses in the hippie era. For example, armed black students took over the Naval ROTC offices at Columbia, demanding that it be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” They actually got their way. Today one of them is the Attorney General of the United States. His radical ideology has not perceptibly matured.
State attorneys general have no obligation to defend laws they believe are unconstitutional, the U.S.’ top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, says.
Oh cool. Now the North Carolina Attorney General is not bound to enforce federal gun laws. We can kick BATF out, follow up with a boot in EPA’s rear end and …
… and no, not really.
Holder tells state AG’s not to defend laws that Holder and (THHO)Obama don’t like. Constitutionality has nothing to do with it, demonstrated by the fact that Holder and (THHO)Obama have both broken oath and violated the Constitution in deciding which laws they will or will not enforce.
Democrats are losing their minds over Voter ID because they know they can’t win elections without fraud.
… There were voting precincts in Philly where the combined vote was Obama over Romney by about 30,000 to 0. In those precincts GOP poll watchers were forcibly removed for several hours, until judges ordered them back in. During those hours were the ballot boxes stuffed? Did Democrat voters vote 10 times each?
… without Voter ID, there is no way to prove voters are voting multiple times, in different precincts, using false names, or the names of dead voters, or the names of voters who have moved, or using illegal immigrants to illegally vote across this country.
You know it’s true. I know it’s true. But obviously there are still people who don’t know. So we have to keep saying it till every dumbass Obamabot out there gets it.
Do you know of any company in America where for a few billion, you could become the CEO, run up trillion dollar deficits and parcel out billions to your friends who will then pay the money back to you so you can take over the company again four years later without the shareholders being able to force you out or have you arrested?
This company will allow you to indulge yourself, travel anywhere at company expense, live the good life, and only work when you feel like it. It will legally indemnify you against all shareholder lawsuits, while allowing you to dispose not only of their investments, but of their personal property and that of their children while obligating them to a debt slavery that will run for generations?
There is only one such corporation. It’s the United States Government.
These days, Rowe is a crusader for the skilled trades. Among his priorities is jump-starting the American manufacturing sector. To that end, he was supportive of Wal-Mart’s announcement that it would pump $250 billion into U.S. manufacturers. Why, that’s almost big enough to be government money!
Wal-Mart wanted to announce their $250 billion initiative in an advertisement – you know, kind of like how the Administration makes ads touting ObamaCare, except Wal-Mart spent its own money. As luck would have it, Mike Rowe makes a living by providing his face and voice for commercials. Capitalism ensued
Impressive, no? Well, no, not according to the Left and some of their media pets. Wal-Mart, you see, is pure concentrated evil …
Apparently the company was supposed to fork over its two hundred and fifty billion clams in dignified silence – ideally by giving it to Barack Obama, so he could divide it between various deserving sinkholes, after skimming $200 billion off the top for overhead.
Rowe took so much heat for narrating this ad that he wrote a long Facebook post to rebut the criticism, much of which was profoundly dishonest.
Why is Wal-Mart so despised by the Left? Because they do capitalism and they do it so well and they do it without any help from union parasites.
The only real argument anyone has ever had against Wal-Mart is the overwhelming majority of their inventory that comes from China, and this announcement is an indication that they recognize that problem and are investing their own money to correct it.
At the end of the day, it should count for a lot that Wal-mart lacks the compulsive power, or institutional fiscal irresponsibility, of the super-State. There are no “individual mandates” forcing you to buy their products, or work for them. They can’t arbitrarily break agreements with their customers, as this Administration has developed a penchant for doing. Their balance sheets have to add up. I’ll take $250 billion from Wal-mart into manufacturing over an inefficient, corrupt, politicized $250 billion federal stimulus program any day of the week. And I’m really tired of being told I must hate the law-abiding, in an era when the law takes so much effort to obey, unless you have one of those priceless Ruling Class exemptions.
Barack Obama, known throughout the land as “the thriftiest president ever,” has shockingly declared that with his new budget he intends to “end the era of austerity” in our nation’s capital.
The sudden change of heart and decision to start spending money more generously came after the president, in his palatial bedroom, was visited by three spirits: the ghosts of fiscal responsibility past, present, and future.
We all know Will Ferrell. He’s the comedian/actor who likes to demonize CEOs for making money while he rakes in $20 to $40 million per movie. In fact, he’s so grossly overpaid, he topped Forbes’ list of most overpaid actors in 2010. But I digress. He recently thought it would be a good idea to advertise for Obamacare on Facebook. He thought wrong.
… the amount of real, genuine corruption, cover-ups and lawlessness infiltrating the current administration is enough to make Nixon blush and the Huffington Post decides to run a hit-piece on Scott Walker’s race for class president 26 years ago. Facepalm.
Why has the Left restarted their smears of Scott Walker? All of their previous attempts backfired in the their face, especially after his implemented policies proved to be a huge success.
There are rumors of a Walker presidential run, that’s why. And the Left does not attack future potential opposition candidates for which they harbor no fear.