Saturday, January 28, 2012
Van Heusden’s article, published in the Dutch Christian daily Trouw, portrays Israeli prenatal care as a military operation by a state obsessed with producing perfect babies. Her imagery is meant to conjure images of a cold Spartan state that breeds healthy children for military service. And of course, her carefully chosen language evokes memories of Nazi superbabies bred by pliant frauleins.
As van Heusden writes: “The chosen people have to be perfect.”
Ilse van Heusden’s Israeli doctors discovered that she carried the CMV virus, the reason she had to undergo multiple tests. In her article she admits that CMV can cause severe damage to the fetus. Yet van Heusden chooses to interpret the exquisite care she received—a non-Jew and a non-resident of the Jewish State—in the most negative light possible.
A combination of loss of power and historiographical miserabilism leave a society in poor condition to maintain its social fabric. On the face of it, the history of the United States is less susceptible to a miserabilist interpretation than that of most countries. But miserabilism is never compelled by the evidence alone, and intellectual ingenuity can always descry the cloudy in any silver lining. America could be described as a state founded first on genocide and then on slave-owning hypocrisy, that subsequently appropriated half of Mexico, etc., etc. Grievance-mongers can project their current discontents backwards and easily demonstrate that America has been a paradise for racists, exists, persecutors of homosexuals, etc. Corruption has always been rife in it, jobbing politicians have always led the population by the nose. Even the disillusionment that will inevitably follow the euphoria of Mr. Obama's election will be grist to the miserabilist mill.
This is not, of course, to call for an equal and opposite historiography, in which there is nothing but a glorious upward ascent and everything American is best. One of the dangers of this kind of historiography is that, when disillusionment comes, it is total. And such a disillusionment is particularly strong when the pride in power, with which it is often associated, receives the unpleasant shock that the power has evaporated.
Rather, a defense of all that is best, and of all the achievement, in American history is necessary. That is why the outcome of the so-called culture wars in America is so important to its future. A healthy modern society must know how to remain the same as well as change, to conserve as well as to reform. Europe has changed without knowing how to conserve: that is its tragedy.
As to the disillusionment mentioned: I've listened to/read the various comments of people dealing with that; "He's not as good on civil rights as I'd hoped/didn't end the war/didn't hang bankers/didn't go far enough left" and so on. And you probably know just what their claimed 'reasons' for these problems are: it's America's fault. 'The Republicans wouldn't let him/the staff let the bankers buy them/he couldn't overcome the racism of this country' and on and fucking on. Point out that you said, way back when, that he was exactly the kind of politician he's shown himself to be, and you're either ignored or called stupid and/or bigoted. They've got so much tied up in believing in him, in what they wanted/believed him to be, that many- maybe most- are not capable of saying "He conned us, he's not The Lightworker after all!" Some have so much tied up in him it might actually destroy them to do so.
Which is what comes of worshiping politicians.
Every time I hear some damned politician/gun bigot yelling "You want terrorists to be able to buy guns!" I very much want to ask "You mean that being on a list
You don't know if you're on,
They won't tell you if you ask if you're on,
If you are on it they won't tell you why, and
They won't tell you how to get off it
is enough to take away one of your basic rights?"
I really am effing sick of these people.
Let me add in, flat-out damned liars:
...This is funny:
6.To the people who categorized us as “gun grabbers” I suspect that you did not see the following on the home page of our website:
Sane gun laws will simultaneously protect the Second Amendment right of the legal gun owner and the non-gun owner’s rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as written in the Declaration of Independence.
Well this is also on their site:
Any sane gun law will lead to the government being able to take your guns away.But they're not 'gun grabbers'. No, not at all. What they also are is nuts.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Sipsey Street Irregulars has learned that the Department of Justice, at the direction of the White House, has dumped more than 500 pages of documents including emails on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Darrell Issa tonight. Sources say that among these are at least one email on 15 December 2010 from then US Attorney Dennis K. Burke to Monty Wilkinson, aide to Eric Holder, informing the Attorney General office of the murder of Brian Terry and, later that day, of the seizure at the scene of Fast and Furious weapons. More shortly.
LATER: NPR was apparently the preferred outlet for the dump. Go here -- http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/27/146010135/emails-show-how-fast-and-furious-ambush-news-unfolded-at-justice-deptThey also have the emails posted. Holder is screwed. Of course the only reason they're doing this is to further the modified limited hangout, which now apparently includes Eric Holder. Remember, these are the emails that the WH WANTED to release. What does that tell us? That they're protecting the White House and are willing to dispose of Holder to do it.
This morning, found that at Examiner:
The emails are heavily redacted shielding not just information, but the identities of certain senders and recipients. Stipulating a possibly legitimate need to withhold facts pertaining to ongoing criminal investigations, the question of why the names of key individuals, including those in the US Attorney’s office are also withheld must be explored.
Also, any discussion of “controlled deliveries” and coordination with Mexican officials does not occur in the disclosed communications threads until February 4, 2011—Gun Rights Examiner’s “Journalists’ Guide to Project Gunwalker” chronicles reporting and revelations made in this column and on Sipsey Street Irregulars prior to that action—reporters and interested individuals should consult that document to see for themselves how much of this story was already documented by that time, including revelations made on Jan. 6 in this column that the Mexican government had been intentionally left uninformed up until ATF and DOJ officials decided it was in their interests almost a month later to contact them.
Of particular interest from the Dec. 15, 2010 email from Holder aide Monty Wilkinson to then-US Attorney Dennis Burke:
I’ve alerted the AG…
HOLDER: I’m not sure of the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.
That was on May 3, 2011 (see sidebar video player).
I shouldn't be surprised; they're also behind letting wounded troops die and putting the medics and flights in danger. All in the name of blindly following idiot rules.
More and more I lean toward the 'lamppost-rope-politician' formula, with the corollary 'lamppost-rope-fucking idiots in uniform and politicians in uniform'.
'The science is settled, all real scientists agree!" my ass.
Oh, Robb, you had to start that... Ok, in no order of importance:
Holland & Holland double in .470NE
S&W K32 Target Masterpiece
AR15 with a piston upper in 7.62x39
on the last, I'm split between a Lahti 20mm, a Dragunov, and that shotgun(assuming it actually works and holds up)
Dammit, Owens had to remind me of the BAR and DeLisle...
The Fredericton, New Brunswick, PD should be ashamed of themselves. But then, if they were capable of shame they would not have committed this idiocy.
Actually, that would be 'multiple idiocies'.
And Fredericton PD? You find this and don't like it because it hurts your feelings? Fuck you, you sorry excuses for lawmen.
So the gun bigot gets bit in the ass by the laws he's been pushing; hope the bastard enjoys it.
And now, if you'll excuse me, a small slice of the banana nut bread that just came out of the oven beckons.
Students at the University of Wisconsin Law School were surprised at the end of the Fall 2011 semester when they received an e-mail from their Professor propositioning them. The e-mail asked students for their help in a private political project, while final grades in their classes had yet to be posted.
The professor, of course, sees no problem with this.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
What’s interesting is that their boycott is not based on the idea that they don’t want to be around gun owners while they enjoy their scones and frappuccinos, it’s actual goal is to force Starbucks to donate to NGAC. To end the boycott will require Starbucks ban all guns from its stores—and become a major supporter of policies to reduce gun violence. In other words, banning guns isn’t enough. They will demand that corporations line the pockets of the leaders of this group in order to end the boycott.
I don't even drink coffee, but on Feb. 14th I'll be at the Starbucks they built about a half-mile away, buying a drink.
I won’t begin this with letter with the salutation “Dear,” because I only have contempt for you, and the disgusting responses you gave to The Daily Caller when they asked you about the Congressional investigation into the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” international criminal conspiracy (see article for video--Examiner.com does not accomodate the html code to embed it here).
And it continues from there.
Blocked funding for ATF's planned shotgun import ban already paying dividends
Last November, the "Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science and Transportation/Housing/Urban Development Appropriations bills" omnnibus was signed into law. One provision of that law blocks funding for a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) plan to ban the importation of certain shotguns, based on their not being sufficiently suited to "sporting purposes."
And I want to see that AKDAL shotgun; that looks really interesting.
On Gunwalker and media:
In re new media, I believe Gunwalker is a milestone of sorts, because it truly is a major story that had to be brought to the networks and newspapers, and they still resist reporting on it at all, let alone not embedding their reporting with their own agenda. I believe it shows the monolith press is no longer the sole gatekeeper for information, as the internet has given us a way to bypass them. I've documented time and again how Mike and I have beaten them, with all their resources, to the punch, and also how they have acted more like collaborators than journalists.
That they still are trying to be the ones to set memes in motion is evident by the APs list of top ten stories for 2011: Fast and Furious didn't make the cut. That led me to observe:
There’s another big story the Fourth Estate Fifth Columnists missed for 2011: Their growing, self-created irrelevance, and how in spite of their deliberate indifference, coupled with agenda-driven manipulation, they are no longer the sole gatekeepers of information.
So leave it to them to put a positive spin on the fact that they’re overwhelmingly distrusted. And welcome to the dawning of the age of the “unauthorized journalist.”
Issa has some words for Holder & Co.:
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder owes an apology to the Mexican government and to the families of Operation Fast and Furious victims south of the border.
“Justice has blood on their hands,” Issa said Wednesday during an exclusive interview with TheDC, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“The attorney general, as the head of Justice, has to explain that to the families of survivors,” Issa said. “Yes, he should find a way to make it very clear to our neighbors to the south — at least to the government and at least publicly — that there needs to be deep regret for what happened and there needs to be reassurances that it never happens again.”
Something I'll add: the article notes At least 300 people in Mexico were killed with Fast and Furious weapons, as was U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. I'd change that 'were killed' to 'have been killed so far, that we know of'.
Oh boy, just found this:
“Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded in [a] letter to Attorney General Holder that the Justice Department make Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office Assistant United States Attorney Michael Morrissey available to speak with Committee investigators about his role in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious,” a release issued moments ago by the committee reveals:
His supervisor, Patrick Cunningham, has stated he will exercise his Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer any questions pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious – such an assertion is extremely rare and suggests possible criminal culpability on the part of a high ranking Justice Department official. Morrissey, who reported directly to Cunningham’s and was intimately involved with Operation Fast and Furious.
“Since August, the Department has identified Patrick Cunningham as the best person in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide information about Fast and Furious to the Committee,” Issa said in his letter to Holder. “The Department has refused to make Michael Morrissey and Emory Hurley, both Assistant United States Attorneys supervised by Mr. Cunningham, available to speak with the Committee, citing a policy of not making “line attorneys” available for congressional scrutiny. Mr. Morrissey, however, was Mr. Hurley’s direct supervisor, and an integral part of Fast and Furious. Importantly, both Morrissey and Hurley are unique in their possession of key factual knowledge about Fast and Furious not readily available from any other source.”
The Chairman also reiterated that the Justice Department still has not complied with the subpoenas issued to date, including subpoenaed documents from Cunningham, Morrissey and Hurley.
Further, Cunningham’s decision to invoke a self-incrimination refusal was the subject of a letter sent by Issa to Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, in which he wrote:
As to the "We never let guns walk!" lie,
The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability. The significance of these developments cannot be overstated, and this assertion raises many questions about ongoing criminal cases currently pending in federal court in Arizona—including prosecutions related to Fast and Furious.
Witnesses have reported that AUSA Hurley may have stifled ATF agents’ attempts to interdict weapons on numerous occasions. Many ATF agents working on Operation Fast and Furious were under the impressions that even some of the most basic law enforcement techniques typically used to interdict weapons required the explicit approval of your office, specifically from AUSA Hurley. It is our understanding that this approval was withheld on numerous occasions...We have further been informed that AUSA Hurley improperly instructed ATF agents that they need to meet unnecessarily strict evidentiary standards merely in order to temporarily detain or speak with suspects.
More at the link. LOTS more.
A post at Sipsey on the subject of what calls for confiscation actually mean:
Three Death Penalties for Prohibited Arms Possession.A special German court in Zamość [near Krakow] sentenced to death 19 year-old Franciszek Pokrywka of Powieki, 27 year-old Iwan Zilnyk and 35 year-old Paweł Huzar, both of Ułazów, for prohibited possession of firearms as well as for violating the duty to report possession of firearms.Pokrywka had an automatic pistol with six cartridges and, despite the universally-known order about surrendering the arms, he did not give it up. Sometime later he sold the pistol to Zilnyk, who a few days after that offered the firearm for sale to Huzar, who, though he did not buy it, still failed to fulfill his duty to report it to the proper authorities.The above-mentioned death sentences have already been carried out. -- Nowy Kurjer Warszawski [New Warsaw Courier], Jan. 22, 1941, quoted in Stephen Halbrook's Citizens in Arms.
I've been scanning a lot of Stephen Halbrook's work lately, trying to find the right chapter heading quotes for Absolved. Particularly impressive is his The Swiss & The Nazis: How the Alpine Republic Survived in the Shadow of the Third Reich.
In the process I encountered the dry newspaper announcement above. You know, I have been criticized mightily across the political spectrum for my response to an an impatient gun grabber, "If you try to take our firearms, we will kill you." But the thing is, those who propose to take our liberty and our property have already decided -- in their ignorance of the unintended consequences -- that it is worth it to them (or, at least, inconsequential) if we are killed in the process.
As I observed in my call to break Democrat Party headquarters windows in advance of the passage of the tyrannical Obamacare mandate:
Nancy Pelosi's Intolerable Act is within days of passage by devious means so corrupt and twisted that even members of her own party recoil in disgust.This act will order all of us to play or pay, and if we do not wish to, we will be fined.If we refuse to pay the fine out of principle, we will be jailed.If we resist arrest, we will be killed.They will send the Internal Revenue Service and other federal police to do this in thousands of small Wacos, if that is what it takes to force us to submit.This arrogant elite pretends that this oppression is for our own good, while everyone else understands that this is about their selfish, insatiable appetite for control over our liberty, our money, our property and our lives.
All gun confiscation proposals come from the same motivation. Thus, if we say, "If you try to take our firearms we will kill you," it is important to remember that this is a threat of defensive violence to counter their original threat of offensive violence.
Properly formulated, shorn of all bushwah and pretense, what these people are saying to us first is this:
"We will take your firearms if we have to get the government to kill you to do it."
Such people will be insulted if you call them National Socialists, but is there a functional difference in the exercise of their demands?
You could ask Franciszek Pokrywka, Iwan Zilnyk and Paweł Huzar -- three human beings executed for the knowledge and possession of just one pistol -- if they thought so. Oh, that's right, they're long dead, killed by the exercise of that "government monopoly of force" that the gun grabbers of CSGV are so proud to advocate.
The shooting happened about 7:45 a.m. at 301 Kendra Drive where an armed man kicked in a door of the home. Inside, a growling dog alerted the homeowner who grabbed a gun and fired one shot after confronting the burglar. Police say the suspect was rushed to the Midwest City hospital where he died.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.
So is obeying the same insider-trading laws everyone else has to follow.
And while the above is going on, the military is getting cut. Last time I talked to him son sounded bitter; not only this, but there's word running around that the clowns in DC are talking again about screwing with military medical benefits.
Speaking of how the .mil is being treated by the clowns,
Keep your eyes open in the parking lot
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Stephen Slevin was arrested in August of 2005 for driving while intoxicated, according to NBC station KOB.com. He said he never got a trial and spent the entire time languishing in solitary, even pulling his own tooth when he was denied dental care.
Every miserable bastard involved in this should be strung up in the town square and flogged. And then have to pay the judgement out of their own pockets(screw qualified immunity, there's no excuse for them receiving that protection).
I can't really think of a line of swearing that would do justice to this.
Former Senator Norm Coleman joined the Mitt Romney campaign in September, but hasn’t made an impact until now — and Romney may have wished he hadn’t. In an interview Sunday for BioCentury, a health-industry roundtable forum, Coleman said that ObamaCare won’t ever be repealed “in its entirety,” and that “you can’t whole cloth throw it out.” Truth telling, bad messaging, or both?
So: both these bastards have no problem with government control of health care, both have a history of being quite willing to trash the 2nd Amendment, and on, and on... And people of conservative/libertarian bent are supposed to go to the polls for either of them? Really?
And this isn't the only case where the EffingBI did something similar; for instance
The FBI later used Barboza as a witness to frame four men for the 1965 murder of small-time criminal Edward "Teddy" Deegan. Two of those men died in prison, while the other two, Joseph Salvati and Peter Limone, have been released in recent years after spending more than 30 years in prison. Part of the reason they were framed, the report concluded, was to protect other FBI informants.
A bit more on that:
As TalkLeft noted in 2002, Joseph Salvati had good reason to sue the FBI. The nation's premier law enforcement agency encouraged false testimony against Salvati at his state court murder trial because it knew the murder had actually been committed by FBI informants. Protecting its informants became a higher FBI priority than protecting the liberty of innocent people.
In its defense of Salvati's lawsuit, the Justice Department attempted to convince District Court Judge Nancy Gertner that the FBI didn't know Salvati's accuser would commit perjury, and that even if it did it had no duty to disclose evidence of Salvati's innocence because Salvati was being prosecuted in a state court. As TalkLeft noted in 2007, Judge Gertner rejected those arguments and awarded $101.7 million to Salvati and three others who were wrongly convicted of the murder.
Salvati is still waiting to collect. He's 76 years old, living with his wife in a one bedroom apartment. They get by on Salvati's social security benefit and his wife's small pension. The FBI should have apologized and written a check years ago. Instead, the Justice Department continues to insist that the FBI did nothing wrong. [more ...]
Weasel crap beer? Damn.
A nasty anniversary a few days back.
Also, some argument about 'could/should Roosevelt have bombed Auschwitz?'
On the issue of impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers, Beck gave the game away during an unguarded, open microphone conversation he had during a break in the Dec. 13 police commission meeting. Expressing his dismay at the resistance to his proposed change, he asked the person seated next to him on the dais, “Why is it so hard to do the right thing?” In other words, this debate is not one with reasonable arguments on both sides, but rather one in which he is trying to do the “right thing” while those who oppose the change, including the great majority of his own police officers, are of course wrong if not utterly evil.
One might argue that the right thing for the chief of police to do is to follow the law. Why is that so hard?
Probably because that doesn't leave openings for the social-engineering crap the Chief and Mayor are so fond of.
The British are stuck in the same groove: blame things, not the criminals. Y'know, if they spent the time they use harassing people for having a pocket knife instead on actually putting criminals- as in 'People who stab/rob/rape/murder'- in prison...
And now, I'm off. To do things, leave the other possibility off for now
GARANDS FROM KOREA: Once again our phone lines and email boxes are flooded with requests for information on the purchase of M1 Garands from Korea. The Korea Times reported last week that the U.S. Government had approved Korea's request to sell 86,000 M1 Garands to U.S. importers. CMP is not a firearms importer and if these rifles are sold to U.S. importers, they will not come to the CMP or be sold by the CMP. We will not have any information on the sale of these rifles.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Fuck them. Every miserable, conniving damned one of them. In particular you, Lt. Col. Folsom; you're a disgrace to the men you command and the rank you wear.
And, by the way, he was stopped for running a red light and they searched his truck? Why?(as if the clowns need an actual reason other than "We want to")
Speaking of bullshit from LE:
So they’re trying to justify using a slow-loading, single-shot weapon against a truck or car bomb, and the whole scenario for the justification for the purchase is that the police will:
- know of the attack far enough in advance to call in the handful of SWAT personnel that have been trained on the weapon
- deploy the shooter and weapon out into the county to the site of the expected attack
- be able to know precisely which side of the building the attack is coming from, and then
- be able to hit the target, with a single disabling shot while it is in motion.
Incredibly, that justification passed muster with the county auditor.
Absolute effing bullcrap.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Speaking of bastards, WUWT noted an attempt to intimidate/threaten meteorologists to make them toe the Globular Warmering line; and it turns out Soros is behind the clowns.
Ah, Henigan, you can lie and try to coverup all you want, but the word is out.
I mentioned the arrival of Correia 2.4 the other day; well, I cannot pass on that picture:
seeing as most babies that size remind me of Churchill...
When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti.
That never happened.
Instead, when Dufrene’s state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody. Two months later, North Miami police say, he slaughtered three people, including a 15-year-old girl in a murder case that remains as baffling today as it did the afternoon the bodies were discovered.
Damn every appeasing, sucking-for-votes piece of shit involved in keeping thugs like this in our country.
IRS sent my Tax Return back!
I guess it was because of my response to the question:
"List all dependents."
I replied -
"12 million illegal immigrants;
"3 million crack heads;
"42 million unemployable people on food stamps
"2 million people in over 243 prisons;
"Half of Mexico
"535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate.”
Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.
Nah, no chance of conflict of interest there, nooooo...
"I'm Sen. Al Franken, and I'm bought and paid for."
Yeah, I imagine Soros would love for this to happen.
What? LightSquared maybe trying to bribe a senator? You'd expect less from them?
Right link this time; hate it when that happens
He'd been browsing at Lighthound and found some interesting things. Among all the others. They carry all kinds of flashlights, parts, batteries and so on, including these: complete bodies(they call it a 'host'), you pick your own LED or other lamp to install. In his case he picked this one, which has low, medium and high modes.
I looked the body over, and it appears very well-made: aluminum, no machining marks left, the knurling is clean. And the threads are cleanly-cut and finished, no bad spots or bits left behind. Put it together with no problems, the lamp drops right in; two batteries(CR123) and it works as advertised. If you push the switch just enough to light, you can bump it off & on to cycle through the three modes; and when you turn it off, if you leave it off more than a few seconds it has a memory that brings it back to the mode it was last in. Very bright white light, and I don't see any dark spots in the beam.
So that's $16 for the lamp, and $18 for the body: $34 bucks for what appears a very nice LED light. Not bad.
I'll add that they have these keychain lights, which have a very nice feature: squeeze on and they stay on, squeeze again for off. I've got one I've had for a couple of years, works very well. And if you order $20 or more of stuff, they throw one in free.
We petition the Obama administration to: Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation.It's up to 10,378 as I write this. Christopher Dodd has learned something in the last few weeks about how the internet works in a democracy. I suspect he's about to learn a whole lot more.
(currently 7,312 signatures out of 25,000 needed for response)
Mind you, the chances of the Obama DoJ actually doing anything are pretty small; but every bit of pressure possible on these people is a good thing.
Speaking of corrupt politicians,
Crony capitalism is alive and well and occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The latest billionaire donor to cash in on his connections to President Obama is Warren Buffett, who now joins billionaire George “Solyndra” Kaiser and George “Petrobras” Soros in cashing in on Obama’s pay-to-play energy policy. Warren Buffett is about to make a pile of money off the Bakken Oil Shale in North Dakota the old-fashioned way with a monopoly worthy of John D. Rockefeller.
Here is how it works, President Obama put the brakes on the Keystone Pipeline, which would have delivered oil from Canada. That delay means Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will be shipping a lot of oil (10 times as much as it does today) not from Canada but from North Dakota — American oil for American cars and plastics — and Berkshire Hathaway owns 22% of said railroad and will scarf up the remainder of the company.
The spin in Washington is that President Obama is walking a thin line between his labor union bosses and environmentalists. Hogwash. Whatever he decides, unions and tree-huggers will accept. What’s their alternative? Mitt Romney?
This decision was made through the State Department, not the EPA or the Department of Energy and for good reason. President Obama just pissed off Canada.But if you run it through the EPA, you raise environmental questions that may keep you from green-lighting the project later.
No reporter in Washington seemed to find that odd.
It should be noted that most of them seem to have no problem with Obama & Co. arming the drug cartels, either.
Uncle linked to Pocket Artillery
Cop tries to save a life; "That's not part of your job, so if you have any problems from it, screw you" from the city. Wonderful, isn't it?
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Occupiers maintain their sterling reputation. Hey, reverend, what did you expect from these clowns?
Should expect things like this:
Ms. Terrie, an 18-year-old activist originally from Florida, was treated at the hospital for a concussion just two nights ago, after being hit in the head with a chair at a meeting.
More peeing on the Taliban, please
Isn't this nice to have on our border?
According to the Mexican government, from January through September 2011 2,276 deaths were recorded in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders Texas and New Mexico.
A Nov. 2011 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report states that over nearly the same period – January through October 2011 – 2,177 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, where a U.S.-led war against the Taliban is underway. It did not provide a breakdown of responsibility for that period, but said that in 2010, 75 percent of civilian deaths were attributed to the Taliban and other “anti-government elements.”
Per capita, a person was at least nine times more likely to be murdered in Chihuahua last year than in Afghanistan. (Chihuahua has 3,406,465 inhabitants, according to Mexico’s 2010 census; the CIA World Factbook reports that in July 2011 the estimated population of Afghanistan was 29,835,392.)
According to the reported numbers, the drug-related murder rate was about 67 for every 100,000 inhabitants in Chihuahua last year, while in Afghanistan the civilian killing rate was an estimated seven for every 100,000 people living there.
There were more drug-related killings in Chihuahua than in any other Mexican state, according to the government figures. Chihuahua, the largest state in Mexico, includes Ciudad Juarez, a border city located across from El Paso, Texas. It is the deadliest city in Mexico and is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world.
And that is an interesting question: spillover violence continues to come over the border, maybe use drones to whack cartel bigshots? Hit weapons dumps? Because if the pandering assholes and traitors in DC don't do- or get out of the way of states doing it- something to enforce our borders, we'll be seeing LOTS more of the crap listed in the story.
And you'll notice the NYEffingTimes is still pushing the Mexican Gun Lie; got to blame us and provide some cover for Holder & Obama, y'know.