January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013
» Two systems of justice

David Gregory walks free while Iraq vet was jailed ….

It’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the District on on national TV. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. This is a rather curious departure for a city that has been ruthless in enforcing this particular firearms statute against law-abiding citizens who made an honest mistake.
In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam Meckler, who was arrested and jailed for having a few long-forgotten rounds of ordinary ammunition — but no gun — in his backpack in Washington.

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» County Sheriffs Can Block Federal Gun Control

….the county sheriff is the highest governmental authority in his county and he does not have to bow to the tyranny of the federal government if he deems such actions to be unconstitutional or unlawful. In essence, the county sheriff has more legal authority within his county than the governor or the state or even the president of the United States.

Whether your sheriff will honor and uphold the constitution or side with the wanna-be slave owners of the dhimmicrat party depends on you. While sheriffs who understand the constitution may serve to protect your right to keep and bear, the others will be the ones knocking on your door with warrants and wheel barrows to cart off your guns.

» Gun Rights Advocates: ‘There Will Be Resistance’ to Gun Control

“President Obama was absolutely correct when he told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday that ‘there will be resistance’ to his extremist proposal to ban the most commonly-owned and popular rifles in America,”

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Obama, on Sunday, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory that one of his priorities in 2013 is to take on the gun control issue by meeting with both Democrats and Republicans, although he said he would put forward a “very specific proposal” based on the recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force, which Obama announced on Dec. 19.

“I think anybody who was up in Newtown who talked to the parents, who talked to the families understands that something fundamental in America has to change,” Obama told Gregory.

The sound of the words ‘fundamental’, ‘change’ and ‘America’ – in one (THHO)Obama sentence – can be drowned out by the sound of millions of cocking guns.

“The guns that President Obama and Capitol Hill gun grabbers don’t want the people to have, …. are the ones people are buying by the bushel.
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Noting Obama’s stated intentions to meet with “stakeholders” to discuss prospective gun measures, Gottlieb said, “We will wait patiently for our telephone to ring with a White House invitation to participate. We won’t hold our breath, and we will not be rushing to quick agreement on any proposal while Fast and Furious guns are still being used to kill innocent people.”

“Before asking Congress to ban our firearms,” Gottlieb added, “President Obama should order his Justice Department to get back all the guns his administration allowed to be walked into Mexico under Operation Fast and Furious.

“Guns linked to Fast and Furious have accounted for more than 200 deaths in Mexico and the United States, including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. While the nation mourns for the innocent children and heroic teachers and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary, the Obama administration should not be penalizing America’s law-abiding gun owners when it has yet to answer for the incredible irresponsibility of its own agency,” Gottlieb concluded.

» Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package

Leaders from New Jersey and New York blew up yesterday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) postponed a vote on an aid package related to Hurricane Sandy. But the bill is so loaded with pork projects that these officials should consider directing their anger at the Obama Administration, which is hijacking the aid meant for their constituents.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “in an angry news conference decried the ‘selfishness and duplicity,’ the ‘palace intrigue,’ ‘the callous indifference to the people of our state,’” ABC News reported.
Representative Peter King (R-NY) accused Boehner of “plunging ‘a cruel knife in the back’ of storm-ravaged residents ‘who don’t have shelter, don’t have food.’”

To simplify the argument let’s put aside the fact that congress has no constitutional authority to provide any kind of aid to any kind victims of any kind of disaster.
Now, given that the bill is (as usual) yet another act of kindness that has been bloated and porked with dozens of unrelated expenditures and give-aways and welfare freebies, Christie and King both should have been mad at the bozos that attached all that crap to it. They should be insisting on a redo.
But instead, they’re mad at Boehner and other Republicans for doing what they’re supposed to do.

That makes me wonder …. does Christie and King not know what’s in the bill? Are they insisting on passage of a bill they haven’t read? Or worse, are they trying to force passage of an extremely bad bill just because it contains something for them?
For whatever reason, Christie and King are wrong and need a public spanking.

There’s (not so) good news and (really) bad news.
» 2013: Welcome to Very, Very Scary Times

The reelection of Barack Obama has released a surge of rare honesty among the Left about its intentions, coupled with a sense of triumphalism that the country is now on board for still greater redistributionist change.
There is no historical appreciation among the new progressive technocracy that central state planning, whether the toxic communist brand or supposedly benevolent socialism, has only left millions of corpses in its wake, or abject poverty and misery. Add up the Soviet Union and Mao’s China and the sum is 80 million murdered or starved to death. Add up North Korea, Cuba, and the former Eastern Europe, and the tally is egalitarian poverty and hopelessness. The EU sacrificed democratic institutions for coerced utopianism and still failed, leaving its Mediterranean shore bankrupt and despondent.

Nor is there much philosophical worry that giving people massive subsidies destroys individualism, the work ethic, and the personal sense of accomplishment. There is rarely worry expressed that a profligate nation that borrows from others abroad and those not born has no moral compass. There is scant political appreciation that the materialist Marxist argument — that justice is found only through making sure that everyone has the same slice of stuff from the zero-sum pie — was supposed to end up on the ash heap of history.
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Note the new ease with which the liberal mind calls for trashing the Constitution, outlawing those whom they don’t like …., and killing those politicians with whom they don’t agree ….

In da Room, the Multi-Million Dollar Gore-illa …. not gonna ignore it.

If you needed a poster-boy for leftism you couldn’t go wrong with Al Gore. He personifies the greed, hypocrisy and hatred of America that steers the actions of liberalism.

» Gore Turned Down Glenn Beck for Qatar

Glenn Beck–who approached Current TV about a sale last year–was too right-wing for the network to even consider his offer. But an authoritarian-Islamist government that has criminalized homosexuality, discriminates against non-Muslims, prosecutes journalists, and has a “Not Free” rating from Freedom House? That was fine ….

The leftists turned down the Beck offer on principle. They have principles and they stand by their principles …. Fact One.

» Unholy Alliance Comes Out of the Shadows and Into Your Living Room

…. confirmed the charges that conservatives have made against the Left for years, and that Leftists, when they have deigned to acknowledge them at all, have dismissed as baseless slanders: above all, that the Left hates America and traditional American values so much that it will sooner ally with the sworn enemies of this nation and its guiding principles than with any group that is dedicated in any way to preserving and protecting them.

» Gore Turned Down U.S. Offer for Current TV In Favor of Despotic, Misogynistic, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Slave State

[W]e are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view?

Qatar, where Al Jazeera is headquartered, therefore appears to align with Al Gore’s point of view. It, according to human rights watchers:

• Tolerates slavery: “…expatriate workers from nations throughout Asia and parts of Africa are routinely subjected to forced labor and, in some instances, prostitution…”

• Promotes human-trafficking: “…men and women who are lured into Qatar by promises of high wages are often forced into underpaid labor…”

• Severely punishes LGBT relationships: “…[Qatar] tend[s] to view homosexuality and cross-dressing negatively [and sex] between consenting [gay] adults in Qatar is illegal, and subject to a sentence of up to five years in prison…”

• Allows no open practice of religions other than Islam: “The government uses Sunni law as the basis of its criminal and civil regulations. However, …[f]oreign workers, and tourists, are free to affiliate with other faiths… as long as they are discrete and do not offend public order or morality.”

Again, the principles. Standing on their principles, leftists can and will ignore the fact that the millions of dollars passed to Gore and company came from the sales of oil. That global-warming catalyst, oil … the very root of the evil that strands polar bears on floating pieces of shattered glaciers; oil …. the stuff responsible for the rise of the oceans and broiling deaths of millions of humans (by the year 2012); oil …. the only useful thing that ever came out of Qatar; oil made the sponsors of terrorism filthy rich. Ultimately, it is the use of oil that has made Al Gore rich.

Standing on their principles, leftists can and will forgive Gore and his jihadi beneficiaries for their contributions to the deaths and slavery of ALL the classes of humans they claim to ally.

Standing on their principles, leftists can and will fail to mention or consider the fact that Gore made ulti-dang sure he got his money before the point at which he would have to surrender his “fair share” as a 1%er.

All that principle-standing seems illogically contradictory … unless you know and understand that leftist principles have absolutely nothing to do with any of the grand philosophical do-goody bullshit that they advertise. Tracing the progressive red-brick road you’ll pass straight through Feminismville, left at Gay Rights Town, another left at Greenieboro, take the bridge right over Black City and dead end (with no cul-de-sac) in a world without America.

» Egyptian Magazine Confirms Muslim Agents Influence Obama Administration

Last June, five Republican members of Congress raised the mainstream media’s hackles and alarmed the Left by sending a letter to Homeland Security and heads of other agencies raising questions about infiltration of the Obama Administration by the Muslim Brotherhood …. That letter was met with manufactured outrage and spin from the Left and RINOs in Congress, such as Sen. John McCain

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the U.S. is the Muslim Brotherhood’s sugar daddy, but Muslim agents have apparently done a good job of leading the Administration astray. The Muslim Brotherhood has no friends, only fools it uses until they’re bled dry.

The leftists will chuckle and snort at the absurdity of these claims, of course. After all, it’s not like Obama has stocked his cabinets with muzzies ….

Rashad Hussain, U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference ….
Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development ….
Eboo Patel, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships ….
Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Advisory Council ….
Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council ….
Imam Mohamed Magid, Islamic Society of North America president

…. just to name a few, a very small percentage of the few.

» Believe President Obama on Immigration: He Will Not Enforce Most Laws Even After an Amnesty
to sweeten the bitter pill that Congress and the president will try to get the American public to swallow, amnesty and immigration increases will be packaged with new laws that are supposed to prevent the next wave of prospective illegal aliens from entering, living and working in the U.S.

There can be little doubt, however, that these new enforcement provisions will be utterly meaningless. President Obama has already made it clear in a thousand different ways that he will not carry them out. And Congress, including the Republican majority in the House, has already made it clear that they don’t care if the president neglects his constitutional obligation to enforce the laws they write and pass.

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Under the rubric of setting priorities, the Obama administration has essentially nullified broad sections of the immigration code by simply refusing to enforce laws against broad classes of immigration lawbreakers. In 2012, President Obama went even one step further, asserting executive authority to implement key provisions of the DREAM Act amnesty – a bill he supported – even though Congress had rejected it just 18 months earlier.

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Today’s Gun-Control Fact
via Gun Control Fact-Sheet 2004 / From Gun Owners Foundation

Second Amendment protects an individual right

Report by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution (1982)—”The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner.”(61)

Supreme Court admits “the people” in the Second Amendment are the same “people” as in the rest of the Bill of Rights—In U.S. v. Verdugo-Urquidez the Court stated that “‘the people’ seems to have been a term of art employed in select parts of the Constitution. . . . [and] it suggests that ‘the people’ protected by the Fourth Amendment, and by the First and Second Amendments, and to whom rights and powers are reserved in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, refers to a class of persons who are part of a national community or who have otherwise developed sufficient connection with this country to be considered part of that community.”(62)

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61 U.S. Senate, “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, (1982):12.
62 U.S. v. Verdugo-Urquidez, 494 US 259 (1990).

» Suppressing Zero Dark Thirty

Once word got out earlier last year that the Obama administration had granted the filmmakers access to classified information about the military operation, and that the film would be released just prior to the presidential election, conservatives cried foul and worried that the movie would exaggerate Obama’s role and serve essentially as an extended campaign ad for him. This concern was understandable considering that Hollywood was already doing everything in its power, onscreen and off, to reelect their Messiah. The left in turn dismissed these complaints as Republican paranoia.

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a film that the left smugly assumed would bolster Obama’s hagiography is actually empowering the right on Bush’s legacy and the issue of enhanced interrogation – and the party of censorship is once again pulling out all the stops to intimidate and suppress.

» For Matt Damon, Facts Aren’t Required

Promised Land, featuring several A-list actors, attacks the oil and gas industry regarding leasing and hydraulic fracturing. The difference in this film and others, such as Gasland, is very little. The idea is the same: you gather inaccurate data about an industry that is run on very technical details, pitch the film to the mainstream media, and you have yourself a moneymaking movie. Facts are clearly not required to be successful with a film.

…. If it were only as easy to drill a well with half the facts, as it is to make a movie, energy independence would be yesterday’s news.

» Chavez On Life Support

Sources at the hospital in Cuba where Hugo Chavez is being treated this week told a Spanish newspaper that the Venezuelan leader is in an induced coma, being kept alive by life support equipment. His vital signs are described as being “very weak” and sources say doctors could decide to switch off the machines at any moment.

News that Fidel Castro is at Chavez’s side reportedly caused actor Sean Penn to fly into a rage at a Beverly Hills restaurant. Both Castro and Penn are known to be very close to the socialist strong man, prompting rumors of a bitter jealousy between the two.

Don’t hold it agaist Sean, he has to be nearing emotional collapse, fearing he may never get another opportunity to lay lips to the Chavez Butt.

» Illinois Cops Banned From Denny’s

A manager approached their table and told one of the detectives that she had to take her weapon out to her car or leave the restaurant. …. (The manager) stated that he had a complaint from another customer about the weapon ….

…. spokesman said it was a case of miscommunication. They said the manager was trying to do the right thing after a diner had complained.
Denny’s said they regret any misunderstanding.

If a Denny’s employee insulted a customer with a racial slur, or a misogynist attitude or a gay joke or a less-than-trusting air towards a muslim – that employee would probably be fired or, at least, sent to Politically Correct, Diversity, MultiCultural Indoctrination camp.

But treating gun-toting citizens like animals is not a real problem …. and be assured, if a Denny’s employee can make a mistake of this magnitude with plain-clothes police there is an underlying bias against anyone who has assumed the responsibility of self-protection. The message is clear, if you’re willing to stand up for yourself you are not welcome at Denny’s.

So an apology by Denny’s to police is not good enough for me to say “Oh well, no harm no foul … let’s go eat”.

Then again, it could be just a case of one stupid manager. If so, then how long will that stupid manager spend in Constitution101 class?

Yuk, yuk, yuk – hardee har har – those goofy Icies
» Girl Fights for Right to Use Name Not Among 1,853 Approved by Government

A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.

Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named

Aint that hilarious? People allowing a government to dictate their baby’s names? What a bunch of sheep-cicles. How utterly …. wait ….
I’m due in court for wearing my seatbelt wrong.

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