Officer Harless has needed his attitude adjusted for a long time, it appears. And if these two incidents are both on video, makes you wonder what he and/or his partner have been involved in that somehow managed to escape recording.
Also at SiH, the kind of idiot politician who should be fired immediately and banned from every holding public office again:
The bill’s sponsors freely admit that it’s completely unconstitutional, but they just want to do something about those perverts who take pictures in public places where minors run around freely...
When it gets the point where I can go through the galleries of scrapbooking sites to find moms who have pictures of their children posted with other minors in the background and declare that in New Jersey, they could face five years in prison if lawmakers get their way, something has gone terribly wrong in our society.
Speaking of God-damned politicians who just can't resist any try at controlling us and watching what we're doing,
Despite serious privacy concerns being voiced by both Democratic and Republican leaders and by thousands of digital rights activists using EFF's Action Center, this afternoon the House Judiciary Committee voted 19 to 10 to recommend passage of H.R. 1981. That bill contains a mandatory data retention provision that would require your Internet service providers to retain 12 months' worth of personal information that could be used to identify what web sites you visit and what content you post online. EFF had previously joined with 29 other civil liberties and consumer privacy groups in signing a letter to the Committee members that condemned the bill as a "direct assault on the privacy of Internet users."
DAMN these people; I'm so freakin' sick of them...
I note that, in several bits I heard on the news earlier, a lot of major media weenies and leftists(sort of duplication there) are noting that a lot of the conservative/libertarian types who won seats in the last election really don't care if they're reelected in the next; that they're here to stand for certain things and they're doing it. That just seems to scare the shit out of the media and a bunch of Democrat politicians.
Well, it seems various 'anti-war' groups who were real friendly to Abdo when he was a 'conscientious objector' are trying to cover their tracks now that he's been caught planning mass-murder and in possession of child porn.
Note: if you join the military when it's involved in combat in a couple of muslim nations and THEN decide 'fighting other muslims is forbidden', you're either a fucking moron or were planning on making a show of your objections later on.
Sen. Tester, you ought to make sure of who you're accusing of things; and it's really better if you do that BEFORE you open your big mouth.
On to Gunwalker:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said on a conference call Wednesday evening that he will try to get a White House official who may have had knowledge of the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
But Issa, who chairs the committee, was not optimistic about the effort. “Try? Yes,” he said, asked whether he would try to get the official into his committee room. But Issa noted that there has been “political interference at the highest level” throughout the Oversight committee’s Fast and Furious investigation.
The White House official in question is National Security Director for North America Kevin O’Reilly. During a Tuesday Oversight hearing on Fast and Furious, former ATF Special Agent Bill Newell, who was instrumental in implementing the operation, said that he had spoken with O’Reilly about Fast and Furious as early as September 2010. Whether O’Reilly was made aware that the ATF had let guns cross the border into Mexico as part of the investigation was not clear.
Newell sent O'Reilly the requested information with the caveat, "You didn't get this from me."
Why was a National Security Council staffer asking about an operation that no one in the upper echelons of the administration was supposed to be aware of? We find it hard to believe it was for O'Reilly's personal amusement. Why would Newell request that he not be acknowledged as the source?
Certainly the whole area of drug cartels, cross-border violence and gun trafficking are matters of national security. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made a cause celebre of blaming the easy access to U.S. weapons for Mexican violence.
Are we to believe neither the White House nor the Department of Justice knew about a program that made that access even easier?
Couple of times I've received comments that links to Sipsey Street could not be looked at by some people in some places; both the above links were found there, but I used the direct article links. If you can go there, remember Sipsey Street is one of the places that helped blow Gunwalker from some bitching by ticked-off/scared to death agents into the serious investigation it's become; the other is David Codrea at the Examiner.
Among the reasons Captain America was good:
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter: smart, very decorative, and downright nervy when things are going bad
A light from Crimson Trace that fits onto the pistol rail and is actuated by the same kind of grip button their lasers use; I like.
And now I shall try to accomplish something other than pushing keys. Preferably without heat stroke or melting.