» 2015 Boston Gun Buyback Program Could Fill An Entire Holster
So-called “crime guns” are almost never collected at gun buy-backs, which instead are typically opportunities to turn in junked, often inoperable firearm that owners couldn’t get anything for in pawn shops.
Enterprising individuals have been known to manufacture simple zip guns out of several dollars worth of scraps to turn in at similar backback programs for gift cards worth 50 times the cost of the scrap materials. Some have then traded these gift cards in to buy new firearms and ammunition.
Isn’t capitalism grand?
» Hillary’s Dangerous Negligence over Benghazi — Again
The attempt to convict Khatallah for the attack that killed four Americans could falter over Clinton’s deleted e-mails.
Khatallah is the only person charged thus far in the attack on a shadowy U.S. government compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
A judge gets reversed if he fails to ensure that a defendant gets a fair trial — he cannot ignore defense lawyers the way the press ignores administration critics. On such a showing, then, a judge would be expected to order the prosecutors to search all of the government’s files, including communications by the State Department, and report back to the court about whether there is anything that tends to support the defense claims.
In this instance, the prosecutors would have to reply, “Your Honor, we wish we could but it seems the former secretary of state ran her own e-mail system outside government servers. It also turns out that she destroyed over 30,000 e-mails that she says were about yoga and her daughter’s wedding.” As the judge’s head seemed to explode, the prosecutor would stammer on: “We’re afraid we can’t verify exactly how many e-mails she destroyed and exactly what they were about. You see, she hit ‘DELETE’ before reviewing them with State Department records custodians, as government guidelines require. And I know this may sound a bit, well, convenient, but it seems there are remarkably few existing e-mails that have anything to do with Benghazi. . . . And, no, we can’t explain why the secretary of state would have had more yoga e-mails than Benghazi e-mails.”
As the judge’s head seemed to explode, the prosecutor would stammer on: “We’re afraid we can’t verify exactly how many e-mails she destroyed and exactly what they were about. You see, she hit ‘DELETE’ before reviewing them with State Department records custodians, as government guidelines require. And I know this may sound a bit, well, convenient, but it seems there are remarkably few existing e-mails that have anything to do with Benghazi. . . . And, no, we can’t explain why the secretary of state would have had more yoga e-mails than Benghazi e-mails.” At that point, thanks to Hillary Clinton, the case of a terrorist allegedly responsible for the murder of Americans becomes a trial of whether the government is covering up embarrassing missteps, derelictions of duty, and efforts to deceive the public.
» COULD THE JIG FINALLY BE UP FOR HUMA ABEDIN?
Now that Abedin is suspected of mishandling classified material, Bachmann’s questions about Abedin’s security clearance are piquant in retrospect. But when she first raised them, Bachmann was ridiculed and vilified, even earning a denunciation from John McCain: “These sinister accusations rest solely on a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family, none of which have been shown to harm or threaten the United States in any way. These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now.”
» How the Golden State Went Broke
Importing poor people from the Third World and paying them with other people’s money to stay poor has had a predictable effect on the overall standard of living.
» When Muslims Burn Jews Alive
Israelis who kill Muslims are considered pariahs. Muslims who burn Jews to death are glorified as heroes. And there are many such aspiring heroes, eager for a Palestinian Authority salary funded by American and European foreign aid and a “Get Out of Jail Free” card dispensed by Obama and Kerry.
… to the State Department, throwing firebombs at Jews is no big deal.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki argued that throwing a Molotov cocktail is not terrorism and offered condolences to an attacker who was shot while throwing a firebomb and then buried in a Hamas headband.
… Ayatollah Khomeini told his followers, “Killing is a form of mercy… sometimes a person cannot be reformed unless he is cut up and burnt… you must kill, burn and lock up those in opposition.”
The fires are burning again from Iraq to Israel. Firebombs are flying into synagogues across Europe. The great hatred of Islam burns in the hearts of a billion bigots. Death and fire follow in their wake.
But the world is only outraged when Muslims die. It is not outraged when Muslims kill. When Muslims burn Jews or massacre Christians, it shrugs and moves on.
» 15 Iraqi women executed in Mosul by Isis militants
… after the victims refused to marry the militants.
Mamouzini added that Daesh members have murdered more than 30 Iraqi women over the past two months after they turned down proposals to marry the terrorists.
Late last month, Daesh militants executed 19 women in Mosul on the same ground.
» President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts
» Timeline of Key Events Surrounding IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups
» Intelligence community wants Clinton’s security clearance suspended
» EPA chief admits nature can ‘restore’ itself (but only if the EPA caused the problem)
» Officer Beaten by a Convicted Felon Hesitated for Fear of Being Called Racist: Welcome to Post-Ferguson Policing
It doesn’t work in Canada. It doesn’t work in Scotland. It doesn’t work in America
» Trump Was For Socialized Medicine Before He Was, Sort Of, Against It
Trumps answer to Baier’s question should trouble anyone who believes in free market health care reforms.
“As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. It could have worked in a different age, which is the age you’re talking about, here.”
It only works inside the pea-brains of the ill-informed.
» The Trump Paradox
How can an impolitic New York billionaire, who openly touts his ubiquitous past of greasing the palms of politicians of all stripes in order to amass a king’s fortune in business, possibly become a populist hero of the average citizen out there, and in particular many conservative Republicans?
The answer is simple. He knows the beast. He’s familiar with its moves, its tactics, its weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and therefore he’s one of the most qualified to kill it — or at least to bridle and saddle it, then ride it and bring it to heel.
if someone were ultimately to prevail against the Leviathan of Government, whether that is Trump or anyone else, the true people’s champion would have to be someone of independent financial means. That is, he or she would need to be able to fight without ever becoming beholden to the faceless financiers and donors who only give in order to receive (and control). He must therefore be incorruptible, otherwise, we’re right back to where we are now.
Saving the country won’t be judged on style points, just results. Certainly modesty isn’t one of Mr. Trump’s virtues. But as they say, it ain’t bragging if you can do it.
Donald Trump is by no means comparable, at least in a conservative’s eye, to this horrific evidence we witness in Obama’s past. But we can verify that his previous positions on amnesty, abortion, gun control, and healthcare were quite different than his current stances
If all the historical evidence suggests that Donald Trump is a celebrity businessman with vacillating personal values on key social and political issues like abortion, immigration, gun control, and even taxation of personal wealth, should we expect anything more than an opportunist politician who will vacillate in the future on these core issues we conservatives hold as vital?
But I fervently believe — I have to believe — that conservatives are not star-struck simpletons who will vote for a candidate on the grounds of celebrity status and some pleasant sounding rhetoric. I have to believe that, because I have to believe we are better than the sad gaggle that voted for Obama on nothing more than those very grounds.
» Trump: Word Games on Immigration
This wasn’t July 29th of 2010, or 2013 or 2014. It was less than three weeks ago. Less than three weeks ago Trump was talking about legalizing some (or maybe most?) illegal aliens. Remember above the ambiguity about deporting “criminal” aliens? Taken in context with his July 29th comments of keeping the “good” ones, it looks like he supports only deporting the ones who have not committed additional crimes (of some degree of seriousness?) while in the US.
» Please Tell Black Lives Matter to Shut Up and Go Away!
[Booker T.] Washington really nailed Sharpton and the Black Lives (Lies) Matter movement in his following quote.
“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Can you believe Washington said that back in the late 1800s? Black “losers” (a little Trump lingo) were exploiting race and looking for a free ride. As the saying goes, there is nothing new under the sun.
» The Tragic and Complete Collapse of Racial Relations
Why do polls show that racial relations have gotten much worse under Barack Obama, who won the White House with over 95% of the black — and 45% of the white — vote?
The non-African-American community of all races largely feels that if blacks were committing crimes commensurate to their percentages in the general population, the police would come into contact with young black males with much less frequency, diminishing the opportunities for jaded police-community flare-ups.
… in their wrath, online commentators ironically end up confirming stereotypes that many whites are getting angry to the point of becoming racists.
We fear the familiar script of 2014-5 will play out for the rest of our lives: a young Michael Brown-like inner-city African-American, with a past record of felonies and often unarmed, will be manhandled or perhaps even shot during a police encounter, usually as a result of either resisting arrest or attacking the officer. He will be immediately lionized as “gentle” or “on his way to college,” and become emblematic of reckless government violence in a way hundreds of murders each month of blacks by blacks are not indicative of inner-city pathologies.
Obama evokes “Ferguson” as an example of racism, without any context that Michael Brown resisted arrest, was under the influence and walking down the middle of the street — after recently committing a felony. If the president’s own attorney general can exonerate Officer Darren Wilson and the president can still persist in referencing Ferguson, racial relations, as the polls suggest, are going to get even worse.
» Biden calls Chattanooga killer a ‘jihadist’
This looks to me as if Biden is preparing to run for president to the right of Hillary Clinton on national defense, as someone who will speak plainly on radical Islam. He may recognize that with her intimate ties to Huma Abedin, whose ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are deep and who had access to national security secrets on Hillary’s email server (and who may become Hillary’s fall-guy for stripping “top secret” labels off material – as if that really made any difference), Hillary is vulnerable. In fact, Biden could turn his propensity for gaffes into a “straight talk” appeal, which might hope to tap into the same vein Donald Trump is thriving on.
This looks to me like Biden being Biden. He is often incapable of preventing his brain from leaking out through his mouth. Only after considerable preparation is he otherwise capable.
So when he says something that’s to the right of his freaky, screeching support base who knows whether it’s how he truly thinks or a calculated political move?
Frankly, I don’t think he is intelligent enough to make calculations.
» She’s Got Mud To Burn
Hillary says she won’t “get down in the mud” with Republicans who are telling the truth about her. As though she’s above such things as answering questions and explaining her illegal actions to the public.
Anyway, right now she’s in pretty deep mud of her own making. It looks like mud, anyway.