Saturday, March 23, 2013

Feinstein could use a lecture on ethics, too

Thought I remembered this:
SEN. Dianne Feinstein has resigned from the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee. As previously and extensively reviewed in these pages, Feinstein was chairperson and ranking member of MILCON for six years, during which time she had a conflict of interest due to her husband Richard C. Blum’s ownership of two major defense contractors, who were awarded billions of dollars for military construction projects approved by Feinstein.
Vile, corrupt, dirtbag politician.

Speaking of such,
Even as they lost scores of illegal firearms in their Fast and Furious operation, federal ATF agents asked their Border Patrol counterparts not to pursue criminal leads or track gun smuggling in southern Arizona so they could follow the firearms themselves, and senior Homeland Security agents “complied and the leads were not investigated,” according to a new Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s report.
Still no mention of how they were going to 'follow' guns with no tracking mechanism and no attempt to track them.
Of course, it seems ATF considered it 'following' to have Mexico inform them when they turned up in another pile of dead bodies.
And Obama is still hiding records for Holder.

Further on chickenshit politicians, call it 'gun ban by another name':
There was also enough consensus among the commission members to recommend bans on high-capacity magazines and the possession, sale or transfer or guns — both military-style firearms and handguns — that are capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.
Translation: ANY FIREARM other than revolvers- including .22 rifles- would be banned.  Because ANYTHING using a magazine could be modified so it's 'capable' of that.  Question is, do they not understand this?  Or are they deliberately using this to try and slide a ban in?

I'm betting at least most of them know; they just don't have the balls to flatly state "We want to ban almost all firearms."

Venezuela’s economic woes are telling. Apologists for Chavez mentor Fidel Castro blame Cuba’s sixty years of economic problems on the US embargo. If it weren’t for Uncle Sam, they say, Castro would have built a socialist paradise by now.

Venezuela is the test for this talking point. Not only is there no US embargo in Venezuela, but the country also has huge oil reserves. And what does it have? Food and medicine and foreign currency shortages. A socialist paradise, indeed.
Who could have seen this coming? The Gods Of The Copybook Headings say, “Indeed."

Governor of CO. tried to play "Don't worry" with his statement after signing those idiot bills, but here's a list(PDF) of what shit is dropping on the people of the state; I don't think the politicians are going to be happy with the reaction, no matter what Obama and Bloomberg promised them.j

Yeah, it's Infowars; still:
Speaking at CPAC with Infowars and We Are Change reporter, Luke Rudkowski, Congressman Timothy Huelscamp revealed this week that the Department of Homeland Security has refused to answer questions from “multiple” members of Congress regarding its recent purchase of huge amounts of weapons and ammunition.
“They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that,” Huelscamp said.
“I’ve got a list of various questions of agencies about multiple things. Far from being the most transparent administration in the world, they are the most closed and opaque,” the Congressman added.
“They refuse to let us know what is going on, so I don’t really have an answer for that. Multiple members of Congress are asking those questions,” he added.

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