Friday, March 11, 2011

Well, well, TSA lied about the cost of private screening

vs. TSA molesters; I'd ask if anyone was really surprised, but I know the answer.
Five airports recently have applied to join the SPP but have been denied by TSA officials, Mr. Mica said.

In January, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced those applications were being refused and that no other airports would be allowed to participate in SPP unless they could demonstrate a “clear and substantial advantage” in doing so
And TSA gets to decide what a “clear and substantial advantage” is, of course.

Plain citizen can't find some receipt, or takes bad advice from the IRS, their whole life is screwed; wonder if anybody at this agency will actually get in trouble over this?

A Texas man who helped the FBI defuse a plot to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention is suing the New York Times for libel for claiming he was part of the violent conspiracy.
Hope he's able to hang their ass on the wall.

The author of a book on the Oklahoma City bombing says a homeless man arrested in Quincy on Wednesday is the same man identified by several witnesses to the bombing as having been with Timothy McVeigh on the day of the deadly attack.

Quincy Police on Thursday spoke with the author and notified the FBI of the arrest of Hussain Al-Hussaini for slashing a man’s face with a beer bottle.
Both Dougan and the author of the Oklahoma City book said the man arrested in Quincy also has a tattoo on his arm that matches the description of one on the arm of the man in the book.

“His age, his name, the picture, the mugshot, that’s him,” the author of “The Third Terrorist,” Jayna Davis, told The Patriot Ledger in a telephone interview

The dog handler was killed in a firefight with the Taliban - and his body returned to the UK on the same flight as the ashes of his devoted Army search dog Theo.

The springer spaniel suffered a seizure and died shortly after his master was killed last week

So NPR lied- again- and they're nailed for it. I'm sure there'll be lots of excuses made why we shouldn't care.
But we do.

“I’d almost be willing to get a job in order to participate in A NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE.”
"No, dude, not that! Not at JOB!!"

On the current Gunwalker investigations,
Lawmakers in Mexico are demanding an investigation into a U.S. law enforcement operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels amid claims from a ranking legislator that at least 150 Mexicans have been killed or wounded by guns trafficked by smugglers under the watch of U.S. agents.
Let's note those are the guns DOJ and BATFE say 'never made it across the border'.
Mexican politicians have criticized the ATF program as a violation of Mexico's sovereignty and evidence of U.S. arrogance toward its southern neighbor.
More like certain officials thinking "What's a few more dead in Mexico if it helps us increase our budget and push laws we want?"

I flat fucking hate saying this, but I agree with Vanderboegh:



Remember one thing -- apart from the fact that it was compromised by the ATF whistleblowers, "FAST AND FURIOUS" WORKED AS INTENDED. Hell, they're still trying to make it work, even now when the whole thing has been exposed as Fireman Friendly's secret life as a killer arsonist.
Right now BATFE and DOJ are trying to claim this was a wonderful idea that failed 'because you didn't give us more funding and authority'. I fear that he's absolutely right: they did this to pump up numbers and increase the carnage so they could use it to demand more gun laws and more restrictions and more power for them.

I still tend to think of LE as generally being good guys; when a piece of vicious idiocy like this shows people in control of powerful agencies are willing to do things like this to push political and personal ends and screw the damage done, I get a sick, disgusted feeling. Bad enough when some bastards fake-up stuff for warrants so they can put on ninja suits and kick doors, bad enough when a street officer demonstrates contempt for that Constitution he swore to uphold; enormously worse when the people in charge of whole agencies do things like this. And it again brings up "Why should I ever trust you again? You've given me reason for nothing but distrust."

Go over to Sipsey and start working down: lots more new stuff, and right now I don't really have the stomach to go through all of it here.

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