“My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how many there are,” Rep. Chaffetz said. "I don’t know who they are. I don’t know where they live. I don’t know what state they’re from. I don’t even know how many there are. It doesn’t seem right to me."
Probably because it's not right. Just what all IS she trying to hide?
Diplomatic security agents did not have their M4 submachine guns on them as the attacks in Benghazi happened. They needed to go to a separate building to get their weapons and tactical gear; however, only one of the agents was able to return to Ambassador Chris Stevens, testified Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb on Capitol Hill to the House Oversight Committee in October.
Well, when you have socialist gun bigots in charge, crap like this happens.
And even then, what kind of friggin' idiot orders the security to not have arms, or have arms and no ammo, at an embassy or consulate? So distrusts the personnel that they want the arms LOCKED UP IN ANOTHER BUILDING?
And why should the personnel trust the idiots in charge who think this is a good idea?
Kevin's piece on the Illinois court ruling
Also from Kevin,
The young Afghan is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.
"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl!"
"I don't want to talk to you, the old woman says."You are not my son!"
"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleads. "I've won the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of my adoring fans."
"No! Let me tell you!" his mother retorts. "At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!" The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says,
"I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago!!!!
From Og, a bit of history and regret:
5. And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
More "You see, it's all our fault, so don't criticize the Taliban or al Qaeda or raping children or torturing women or any of that, and all will be well!" idiocy.
Remember Bill Clinton deciding that if you made $200k/year it now meant you're a millionaire? Yeah like that:
Affluent people are much more likely than low-income people to have health insurance, and now they will, in effect, help pay for coverage for many lower-income families. Among the most affluent fifth of households, those affected will see tax increases averaging $6,000 next year, economists estimate. [Emphasis added.]That top fifth includes households making $75k or so a year. But, yes, please let’s do keep talking about “millionaires and billionaires.”
It’s Obama’s party. We’re just paying for it.
*To Japete types; no, I do not actually get sexual satisfaction from it; that's a bit of a metaphor; you might look that word up.