Barnes & Noble has apologized after a senior citizen said staff at one of the retail giant's Arizona stores ejected him because he was on his own in the children's area.
Omar Amin claimed a store worker told him a female shopper had complained he was in the children's area in the store in Scottsdale, The Arizona Republic reported.
Anybody believe they'd have acted the same if someone had complained a woman was in the childrens' area alone?
EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding told the Yale University gathering, “Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country,” that “if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem.” Spalding went on to explain that the decision was “painful” because “you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.”
Yeah, I'm sure you're just bleeding in sympathy for them, aren't you?
On Gunwalker and our disgrace AG:
“I think the speaker is probably going to be sufficiently embarrassed by the fact that the attorney general is also blowing him off as they did with the subpoena that was issued in October. I find it totally an embarrassment, I find it totally wrong that the attorney general would just ignore a subpoena.”
“You can’t do that in this country and get away with it,” Chaffetz added.
Uh, yes he can, if Boehner and Cantor & Co. remain too chickenshit or cowardly to actually DO anything.
Issa, on the other hand, is at least trying to do things:
Senior officials in the Department of Justice were given detailed information about Fast and Furious gunwalking operations, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrel Issa, R-Calif., told Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter today.
Referencing “immense detail” in sealed wiretap applications obtained by the committee that had been approved by these officials, Issa claimed “The close involvement of these officials – much greater than previously known – is shocking.”
“Throughout the course of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the [Justice] Department has consistently denied that any senior officials were provided information about the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious,” Issa wrote, saying “statements made by senior Department officials regarding the wiretaps [were] false and misleading.”
“You have repeatedly either denied involvement by senior officials in Fast and Furious, or asserted that the wiretap applications do not contain rich detail about irresponsible investigative tactics,” Issa told the Attorney General.
Put in plain language, "Mr. Holder, you're a lying bastard and we can prove it." Now if Boehner will discover some testicles he's forgotten about, maybe something can be done.
And things NEED to be done, because there are consequences to the Stupid Party leadership not being willing to act:
The first account deals with an ATF whistleblower. Gun Rights Examiner engaged in extensive telephone conversations with a known source, followed by numerous emails, to clarify information provided, only to be asked not to publicly release the report after it had been drafted. The reason for this was the source had no confidence that anyone would provide protection, particularly in light of personal experience as well as other documented cases of retaliation by the government.
The second story was sourced by an industry insider in a geographical region that is not the Southwest, but who nonetheless provided details of gunwalking and straw purchasing to include the name of an agent from Phoenix familiar to those who have followed reporting on Fast and Furious. Again, after a long and detailed telephone interview, supplemented by a series of clarifying follow-up questions, the source elected not to proceed with publication because of a sudden ATF visit that could devastate the business or worse. Further or more specific details cannot be provided in order to protect this source’s identity, but it can be said that (he/she) runs an enterprise many gun owners would recognize and this person is also implicitly trusted by the head of a prominent state-level gun rights group who brought (him/her) together with Gun Rights Examiner.
“Through the lack of aggressive leadership by the Republicans, two things are happening,” this correspondent observed. “People who want to come forward with information, information that I have and can now not share, are backing off because they’re scared that they’re going to be left out to hang.”
“That’s frightening,” Walters remarked. “Frightening. Free society? Free? These people are petrified of their own government and won’t open their mouths.”
Happy, Mr. Boehner and Mr. Cantor?
The police in Aurora, near Denver, received a “reliable” tip that the man responsible for an earlier Wells Fargo bank robbery was stopped at the intersection’s red light.
“We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police officer Frank Fania told ABC News
I've got a bit of a problem with this.
Well, yeah, if they didn't do something, but it did not affect safety, then why are you all upset and firing people? Because they didn't follow orders, or because not acting would indicate just what bullshit this is?
No, Mr. Aborn, we DON'T believe you; because we know you're a liar
The Canadian government says "Screw you, gun owners. We don't have the balls to say it outright, so we'll do it this way.
Idiot judge made a really stupid ruling; this law was the result, and the Usual Suspects are really upset about it.
Ok, NRA, so what the hell was this about?