To borrow Insty's phrase, I don't want to hear another goddamned word about the nasty rhetoric from the tea party, or Republicans, or libertarians, from the bigots and assholes in the Democrat party.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC's chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would "love to see us as second-class citizens" and "some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree."
Carson also said the tea party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to "the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow."
For some reason I didn't connect the names: US Atty Dennis Burke, who became 'physically sick' when the Committee grilled him on Gunwalker?
Dennis Burke, a close confidant and former chief of staff for Janet Napolitano, has resigned, effective immediately, just days after testifying in from of the Congressional Oversight committee about his role in Operation Fast and Furious:
Burke's resignation comes days after he testified before a Congressional committee about his office's role in the ATF gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious" that has become the center of a growing scandal because some of the weapons federal firearms officials were tracking in the operation ended up used in crimes and many others could not be accounted for....
Burke is the same slimeball that blocked Brian Terry's family from being recognized as crime victims in court after Terry was murdered and two Fast and Furious weapons were recovered at the scene of his death.
The only plausible reason Burke would have done that was an attempt to limit his own legal exposure and that of the government as it relates to investigations about Agent Terry's murder.
Burke's sudden resignation occurs on the same day other players in Gunwalker scandal were reassigned:
That must've been some real interesting questioning, not to mention the answers.
I should note Sipsey Street is calling Burk's quitting and all the transfers 'Night of the Short Knives'.
This must be more of that 'doing jobs Americans won't do' stuff:
Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.
Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona isn’t hoping for any sort of war, but believes it may be unavoidable. “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors. Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos will be forced to fight sooner than later,” says Mrs. Maldonado.
The jury ruled last March that [John] Hoff’s scathing blog post amounted to actively interfering with [Jerry] Moore’s job at the U, even though Hoff’s statements were true when he linked Moore to high-profile mortgage fraud.
Bad idea, I'm thinking.
A concrete tent?
Fighting pirates fairly seriously; personally I'd say "One warning shot, then take them out." Though in some cases it should be "Warning shots? You serious?"
Some more on how the UN is the enemy of free people: current example, the Arms Trade Treaty and supporting
The draft Bill establishes a principle that has developed globally in the last decade, and is a core objective of many government’s efforts to strengthen their national legislation: “the possession and use of weapons is a privilege that is conditional on the overriding need to ensure public safety.”
Licence applicants may be required to provide a good reason, justifying why they need to possess a firearm. Legislation may prescribe the circumstances under which possession of a firearm may be justified.
If‘personal protection’is permitted as a good reason, applicants should prove to the police that they are in genuine danger that could be avoided by being armed.
Yeah, we've seen how well this kind of crap works. For disarming victims and giving criminals more freedom to act, that is.
Yes, I do include governments in the last.
A Chesty Puller story.
What? You never heard of him? Shame on you.
Stories began to cluster about him. When he was first shown a flame thrower he supposedly asked, “Where do you mount the bayonet?” Advised that his unit was surrounded he replied: “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time.” On an inspection tour of a Marine unit he became exasperated at the lack of spirit he saw and finally said,”Take me to the Brig. I want to see the real Marines!”
Oh bleep, I've got to steal this from a comment:
MEMO FROM: God Almighty
TO: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines
RE: Which Service is Best
I’ve been watching and here’s what I think. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are truly honorable, courageous, well-trained and capable.
Therefore, there is no superior service.
God Almighty, USMC (Ret.)
Somewhere amidst all the above I found this link; I've heard of a Kelly Kettle before, but not this particular note of use:
On a typical trip I'll boil up one batch of water and use that to reconstitute a freeze-dried meal, pouring the boiling water into the food pouch which is wrapped in something insulating, like a sleeping bag or my wife's wool hat.
Ok, so the Lakewood Police need their ass sued off. Then prosecution for violation of civil rights. There is no bleeping excuse for this kind of crap.
And last, two at Beck's place:
"If cigarette packs are required to have pictures of diseased lungs, college brochures should be required to have pictures of graduates working at Starbucks."
They came for my cigarettes -- who among you said one word against it? I could ask questions like this all day long and there are no answers.
Why should I care? I've got a bagful of nice guitars, and when they take them away from me, then I'll be in the same leaking kayak with the rest of you, with one signal difference: I always told you they were coming, and almost all of you always thought I was out of my mind.
Well, I wasn't. I was way ahead of all of you.
Tell me why I should give one shit in the world, now.