today was just plain busy. With strong south winds and dust and so forth. So it seems appropriate today to bring up(among other things) an incredible load of hot gas from a clown in Congress:
Watching the Commander of the Pacific Fleet's deadpan face as Congressman Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) asks him about the danger of the island of Guam tipping over and capsizing is a glimpse of how the viziers to the loopier Ottoman sultans must have felt.
Yep, the moron actually did say it. I'll go with Steyn:
I understand Representative Johnson is ill. The fact that this plea is entered in mitigation rather than as grounds for retirement says a lot about what's wrong with Congress.
I don't know if the idiots just can't understand this or don't care, but when you have bullshit like this running around(in their ninja suits, no less), it greatly degrades respect for the law and for government.
In May 2004, FBI agents driving a black Suburban and wearing SWAT gear ran Evertson off the road near his mother’s home in Wasilla, Alaska. When Evertson was face down on the pavement with automatic weapons trained on him, an FBI agent told him he was being arrested because he hadn’t put a federally mandated sticker on a UPS package.
A jury in federal court in Alaska acquitted Evertson, but the feds weren’t finished. They reached into their bag of over 4,500 federal crimes and found another ridiculous crime they could use to prosecute him: supposedly “abandoning” hazardous waste (actually storing, in appropriate containers, valuable materials he was using for the clean-fuel technology he was developing). A second jury convicted him, and he spent 21 months in an Oregon federal prison.
Every time I hear of idiocy like this, one of my thoughts is that the EffingBI is greatly overfunded, and should have their budget chopped. By at least a quarter.
The VPC misquotes and whines when called on it.
Once before I mentioned the CleanUpATF site; apparently it's pissing off the weenies in charge:
Firearms designer Len Savage sent me an email this morning calling my attention to a post on attorney David Hardy's Of Arms and the Law blog.
Access to the CleanUpATF.org website is being blocked from Department of Justice computers. Users attempting to visit it are reminded that they're being watched and noted.
So basically, according to the Brady Campaign and some members of congress, my son, an aspiring teacher and upstanding citizen with a degree in Music Education (he's currently substitute teaching in Virginia Beach), should, with no due process or possibility for appeal, be denied basic fundamental rights of citizenship (gun ownership) because he has a name similar to a whack-job in Michigan who aspires to blow up cops with pipe bombs.
Can you say "TYRANNY"? Sure you can.
I'm going to close for the night with the statement that if you think murdering your daughter or wife will 'restore your honor', you're a fucking dirtbag and should get the hell out of my country.