Saturday, June 25, 2011
CSGV full of crap, proven once again.
HuffPo doesn't like an article that points out just who/what is behind the attempts to break the Gaza blockade; it's non-PC facts.
In Helmke news,
The rats are the first to go.
I wish him nothing but failure and misery in his life for all the bigotry he has pushed over the years.
Og speaks of the EPA:
Now, once closed, the metallurgical-grade coke facilities in the US started to be scrapped out. And the scrap was put on ships. And those ships took it to China. I saw this with my own eyes.
China took that scrap, and you know what they did with it? they reassembled it into their own metallurgical-grade coke facilitiies.
All except the emissions shit. They melted that shit down and sold the steel.
This is who Schumer and Feinstein and Obama want to take Melsons' place as head of BATFE. Big surprise, huh?
Remember the idiot speech by the new Chicago CoP? Uncle points out something I should have:
As anyone who has bothered to look knows, gun control laws have their roots in disarming blacks.
Yet saying individuals have a right to arms, including for self-defense, somehow makes you a racist...
These people are completely delusional. If you were to put this in the social conservative context, they are the same kinds of people who would argue a gay elementary school teacher is surely going to indoctrinate the kids with their “gay agenda,” and induce the children into homosexual relations. Because you know those kinds of people can’t help themselves.
They really are bigots, when you boil it down.
Yes, they are. Bigots looking to force us into their vision of a proper socialist dictatorship. All for our own good, of course.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.
Kenneth E. Melson, who has run the bureau for two years, is reportedly eager to testify to Congress about the extent of his and other officials' involvement in the operation, code-named Fast and Furious.
And while that's going on, ATF is proving just what a bunch of clowns run the place by doing something like this:
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News posted this Tweet a couple of hours ago:
ATF Phoenix case agent Hope MacAllister --headed ATF's controversial gunwalking op-- today reportedly recvd national ATF "Lifesaving Award."Today, it was also confirmed by CBS News that "gunwalked" two AK-47 variants were found at the scene of a shoot-out in Mexico between authorities and the suspects in a high profile murder. The murder victim was the brother of a Mexican state attorney general.
CBS News has learned that U.S. officials called Mexico's attorney general the day before last week's gunwalker hearing to inform her of the link to the murder.
Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez, the brother of then-Chihuahua's attorney general Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez, was kidnapped in October.Hooded terrorists surrounding the handcuffed Rodriguez forced him to record a video statement that was widely-distributed in Mexico. His body was found in November.
C'mon, how effing stupid do you have to be... maybe payoff to her? Who knows?
Speaking of stupid and vindictive, Issa needs to start going after these clowns. And come down on them with both boots.
"This causes problems for the government." Well, if their government can't at least HELP protect them, they damn well have the basic human right to protect themselves.
A group that boasts of successfully hacking Sony and the Senate and CIA web pages in recent months claimed Thursday to have hacked into the computer files of an Arizona law enforcement agency. The attacked, it said, was motivated by Arizona’s immigration policy.
The Lulz Security hacking collective said on its web site that it was releasing “hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement.”
Back to BATFE and the administration playing games with the law, with information and lying to the media:
But Operation Fast and Furious also shows how willing this administration is to deliberately mislead the press and how easily the Washington Post was conned by the administration in a story it published last year.
On December 13, 2010, the Post ran a story about U.S. gun dealers with “the most traces for firearms recovered by police.” The Post included “the names of the dealers, all from border states, with the most traces from guns recovered in Mexico over the past two years.” The Post did not reveal where it got this information, but pointed out that Congress passed a law in 2003 exempting the trace information maintained by the ATF from public disclosure. So the Post had to have gotten this information through a leak directly from the ATF (or by illegally hacking the ATF’s records, a far-fetched and highly unlikely scenario).
Two of the gun dealers the Post’s story assailed were Lone Wolf Trading Co. in Glendale and J&G Sales in Prescott, Ariz. Lone Wolf Trading is number one on the list for Mexican traces; J&G is number three.
However, at the time the ATF was apparently leaking this information to the Post, both of these dealers were cooperating with the ATF in the Fast and Furious Operation. When Fox News talked recently to the owner of J&G, Brad DeSaye, about the ATF’s disastrous operation, he said that when he questioned the ATF about whether the agency wanted the gun shop to sell to the cartel front men, the ATF said, “Keep selling.”
This double-dealing by the ATF is appalling. It was bad enough that the ATF was running a secret operation that had gone off the rails and was supplying dangerous weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels. But then the agency apparently leaked deceptive information on gun sales that put the gun dealers in a bad light, or at a minimum, misled the Post when it should have tried to provide cover for dealers who were following ATF instructions. Indeed, these dealers were showing up in the Mexican trace information because the ATF was telling them to ignore the law and the usual verification procedures and sell guns to the cartels, sometime dozens in a single day to one person.
And they've leaked(pushed? Asked "Please publish this to cover us!" ?) claims that Issa knew about Gunwalker and had no problem with it until now. Response from the committee: "Bullshit."
Frederick R. Hill, a spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Issa chairs, acknowledged on Tuesday that an ATF briefing on “weapons smuggling by criminal cartels” took place in April 2010 but declined to specify what Issa or his staff were told.
He accused “opponents” of the committee’s investigation of the gun-trafficking operation of “incredulously trying to assert that Obama administration political appointees at the Justice Department were ignorant — yet Congress was in the know on the details of Operation Fast and Furious.’’
“This irresponsible and false accusation is indicative of a Justice Department bereft of leadership and rattled by the revelations of its own misconduct,’’ Hill added.
Gas prices have eased a bit(temporarily, unless Congress does something about Obama and the EPA blocking drilling & such), but food prices... not so much.
Well, that does seem interesting:
"Reporter" Vogel is in fact a former staffer for the George Soros funded Center for Public Integrity. Says Politico itself (albeit well down in the bio) in this staff bio found here:
Before joining POLITICO prior to its 2007 launch, Vogel reported for …. The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.
In other words, what we have here, unacknowledged to the general public by Politico, is a former Soros guy using the cyber pages of Politico to take a swing at the integrity of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity and so on. Everyone on the list being a Soros target in one form, fashion or another.
From Second City Cop:
Now it's the top story on Channel 5 news, eighteen days later:
The pervasion of illegal guns in America's black and Latino communities is a result of "government-sponsored racism," akin to "slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow," Rahm Emanuel's new police chief, Garry McCarthy, told parishioners at St. Sabina's Church earlier this month.
"This is sensitive. You know, because everybody’s afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybody’s afraid of race. I'm not afraid of race," said McCarthy, who told of growing up in the Bronx with guns, gangs and drugs plentiful.
"Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism."
And his speech sucked on many levels, especially describing walking through a crime scene destroying evidence. How does that sound to the greenest rookie in the field who knows better than to wander into a scene and start kicking over things. It sounds like bullshit.
Why yes, it does; the same bullshit Joan Peterson and the CSGV and the Democrat Party has been shoveling along for years.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The judges have delivered their verdict in the heresy trial of Dutch freedom politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred against Muslims. NOT GUILTY of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.
At the time of this writing, the Corps is scrambling for political cover, repeatedly denying that it had any advance warning of the potential for this catastrophe. The official word is that everything was just fine until unexpectedly heavy spring rains pushed the system past the tipping point.
On February 3, 2011, a series of e-mails from Ft. Pierre SD Director of Public Works Brad Lawrence sounded the alarm loud and clear. In correspondence to the headquarters of the American Water Works Association in Washington, D.C., Lawrence warned that "the Corps of Engineers has failed thus far to evacuate enough water from the main stem reservoirs to meet normal runoff conditions. This year's runoff will be anything but normal."
In the same e-mail, he describes the consequences of the Corps failure to act as a "flood of biblical proportions." His e-mails were forwarded from Washington, D.C. to state emergency response coordinators nationwide. The Corps headquarters in Omaha, NE which is responsible for the Missouri river system, claims they heard no such warning from Lawrence or anyone else. Considering the wide distribution of this correspondence, and the likely reactions from officials in endangered states, their denials strain credulity.(bold mine)
Whether warned or not, the fact remains that had the Corps been true to its original mission of flood control, the dams would not have been full in preparation for a "spring pulse." The dams could further have easily handled the additional runoff without the need to inundate a sizeable chunk of nine states. The Corps admits in the MWCM that they deliberately embrace this risk each year in order to maximize their re-ordered priorities.
MWCM (Sec 7-07.2.6):
Releases at higher-than-normal rates early in the season that cannot be supported by runoff forecasting techniques is inconsistent with all System purposes other than flood control. All of the other authorized purposes depend upon the accumulation of water in the System rather than the availability of vacant storage space. [Emphasis added.]
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
You can read more about the timeline of what happened after Gunwalker was exposed on several blogs (this is a good rundown), and you will find calls for those responsible for this nightmare to be removed from office. Acting ATF Director Ken Melson will be the first official likely dismissed as a result of Gunwalker, but there are significant indications that more senior administration officials knew about and perhaps have lied about their knowledge of the program.
This operation could not have taken place without the cooperation of the Department of Homeland Security — DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano should bear responsibility for her agency’s actions. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently lied to Congress about when he knew of Gunwalker, and considering the scope of the operation it is implausible that he was not involved in its implementation.
In more cheery CA news Companies Are Leaving California in Record Numbers. Which isn't really surprising given that California ranks #49 in the nation in business climate. And it turns out that retired San Francisco city employees get more in retirement benefits than the average working private worker in the city earns.
Over the weekend, Pajamas Media (where they have been doing a bang-up job breaking and covering this story) brought forth more damning details coming from Darrell Issa’s investigation. In particular, some of the comments from whistle-blowers inside the ATF have been beyond alarming.
it reminds me that an awful lot of places either don't know or don't want to mention the work done by Sipsey Street and Codrea in digging this up and yelling about it for- how long?- before damn near anyone else started paying attention. Hell, some of the major media STILL don't want to touch it; and if they do, it's to give some Democrats or gun-ban people like the CSGV a megaphone to declare "This happened because BATFE needs MORE money and MORE authority!" And helping them keep trumpeting the Mexican Gun Lie.
Speaking of Sipsey
Sheesh. What a tough crowd. Don't they realize that Obama did Gunwalker for them? He at least was smart enough to recognize that some more bodies had to be stacked up before the political winds could start blowing back in the direct of more firearm restrictions. He's got to be thinking, "Man, I just engaged in the greatest conspiracy against the Second Amendment ever, stacked up hundreds, maybe thousands, of dead Mexicans to get these gun control clowns what they wanted and all they do is bitch, bitch, bitch. I should never have listened to Rahm Emanuel."
If the Gunwalker Scandal is fully exposed, the gun confiscationist piranha will be gasping and flopping around for another ten years before anyone listens to their "let's give more power and money to the ATF" chanting. Gunwalker will suck all the water out of their tank. I am glad to see, however, that they still possess the capacity to bite each other.
Later that morning, after the program, I received the following communication:
Melson out. Insert Traver.
Still not enough to go on without more details and independent corroboration. As Vanderboegh wrote, we’ve learned to be very careful about rumors as you don’t need to get too many things wrong before credibility is shot. And that’s not to say we don’t trust our sources. Far from it, their information continues to be confirmed every step of the way. It’s that we understand our obligation to protect them, and they know that, and that means validating that they haven’t been fed deliberate disinformation that could help discredit or even ID them.
Monday, June 20, 2011
My experience isn’t unusual—I had many more like it—and untold thousands of people are alive today because police officers around the nation were sufficiently trained and competent not to have to shoot at the first hint of potential danger. Isn’t that what we should expect of every police officer? Isn’t that particularly what we should expect of the most highly trained and experienced officers with the best equipment?
The idea that when a SWAT team breaks down the door of a home without a no-knock warrant and is thereby justified in firing on anyone who has a weapon in their hands--in their own home--particularly if that weapon might be aimed in their direction, is nothing less than horrifying. It is essentially saying that officers may shoot first—in fact that they may plan beforehand to shoot first--and be reasonably certain later. If that is the case, anyone living in Sheriff Dupnik’s jurisdiction does indeed have to worry about “confrontation with the cops.”
So it would seem.