Saturday, June 23, 2012

Belleau Wood; one of those places

where we never asked for more than the space to bury our dead, after we took it and held it from the enemy.
The commander of the Marine Brigade, Army Gen. James Harbord, countermanding a French order to dig trenches further to the rear, ordered the Marines to "hold where they stand". With bayonets, the Marines dug shallow fighting positions from which they could fight from the prone position. In the afternoon of 3 June, German infantry attacked the Marine positions through the grain fields with bayonets fixed. The Marines waited until the Germans were within 100 yards/metres before opening deadly rifle fire which mowed down waves of German infantry and forced the survivors to retreat into the wood.
It started on the 1st, this was on the 2nd; the battle didn't end till the 26th.

I do not intend to compare the leaders of our Democratic Party with a monster like Ceausescu,

but their common electoral motto gives me reason to believe that both arrived at their destination traveling in the same Marxist boat.Link

Friday, June 22, 2012

The UN wants more of our money,

and doesn't want us to know about it:
United Nations officials refuse to allow observers to read the draft agenda for the Rio+20 conference on climate change, after an earlier draft called for the economic “contraction” of major countries.

“It seems the UN has taken the final pre-conference draft and classified it!” Lord Monckton, a climate skeptic with the Center for a Constructive Tomorrow reported in an email. “We were promised transparency. This is unacceptable.”

Yes it is, because thieves and tyrants love to work in the dark.

Project Valour IT

Seventh anniversary. If you've got a few dollars to spare, this is a good place for it.

I don't know if it was the pizza or

the salad dressing, but the remnants of lunch just evacuated the premises in a somewhat explosive manner. Og would've been proud.

I, on the other hand, had to find those wipes, 'cause the tp wasn't cutting it.

That IS an interesting question

What if Eric Holder was able to succeed at demanding Executive Privilege cover from the president?

Og thinks we're being had,

that Obama & Co. are using Gunwalker to distract from the economy.

Possible? Yes. Thing is, even if they are using it for that, I really don't think we can let this pass until later. Among other things, the dead deserve better.

And these are the 'progressive' types we're supposed to

damn near bow down to. Right. Wonderful ways to behave in the White House, you little bastards.

And what the hell is a attaché of important gay people? They have diplomatic immunity to be assholes?

Part of the cost of "Protect Obama and Holder at all costs"

A fairly epic rant:
Are Democrats like Raben right? Is finding the person responsible for arming Terry’s killers with government-issue guns really merely doing “the bidding of the NRA?” Why the hell isn’t it the “bidding” of the entire Justice Department? Of the whole White House? Instead, Democrats like our own Reps. Stephen Lynch and John Tierney have consistently voted against having Attorney General Eric Holder provide documents that could end this family’s pain. Ranking House Oversight Committee member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) famously pledged, “I will not rest” until justice is done for the Terry family.

But what did he and every other Democrat on the committee do this week?

They sided with Holder and voted against holding him in contempt.

Tierney demeaned the effort to get the documents as “partisan political theater.” Lynch went even further, offering an amendment calling for a review of the costs of the investigation and complaining that it had dragged on.

“I want to balance out the benefits of this investigation with costs being accrued,” Lynch complained
Yeah, his concern is the 'cost' of the investigation...

I wouldn't trust ANYTHING coming from NBC/MSNBC

anymore; another example of Professional Journalists At Work.
MSNBC host Krystal Ball was in close communication with leaders of an online boycott aimed at advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show, e-mails between the boycott leaders indicate.
Be sure and look further down, some of the connections the group- and thus Ball- has.

Obama's 20 most self-absorbed moments
; some real prizes here, this is about my favorite because of Clintons' involvement:
This time it was in the form of a 90 second add about the killing, where Obama had Bill Clinton extol the courage — not of the Navy SEALs who risked death, imprisonment, and torture — but of Obama for doing what every other American would have done by giving the order to go ahead with the mission; in other words, basically pointing at a picture of Bin Laden and saying “kill that.”

In the video, Clinton, speaking of the political risks Obama took in making such a decision, says “Suppose the Navy SEALs had been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him.”

Oh, and yeah, it also would have been pretty rough for the SEALs who would have been captured, tortured, and beheaded by maniacs screaming “Allahu Akbar.” And their families probably would have taken it pretty hard too. But let that not distract from the courage Obama displayed, making an obvious decision in the face of the possibility of a minor and brief drop in his approval ratings, the result of which could have been a slightly increased possibility of (gasp!) losing an election.

5.56x45mm compared to .223: a whole rundown

So an 'American' union held a rally, and cheered what country?

Updated, see the end:
Assuming I understand this, some troops were ordered to destroy some Korans that had been defaced by the prisoners; they did. Then it was decided "We shouldn't have done that." Now the military is going to screw over the troops who did it? Really? 'Administrative punishment' is a fancy way of saying "If you had a career in the military, it's over!" is what I've been told. Wonderful way to eff-up morale, guys. Of course, what do we expect out of the people in charge nowadays? I was told by a guy that the ROE are so idiotic that if someone shoots at you- not 'is seen with a weapon' or 'displays a weapon' but SHOOTS AT YOU- if you return fire without first getting permission from an officer they look at how/what they can charge you for.
A: Screw Afghanistan, not only has the job been fucked up by the politicians(in and out of uniform), but we're losing troops for fucking NOTHING now.
B: Considering the President has been 'negotiating' with the enemy to turn the place back over to them, if he had any balls he'd just say "I have decided(emphasis on 'I') that our job is done and all US troops will be leaving Afghanistan." It's what the bastard wants to do anyway
Update: just ran across this:
U.S. officials have said that the service members did not know what they were throwing into the burn pit and that the books were pulled out by Afghan workers before they were destroyed. President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the incident.
A preliminary joint investigation into the matter — done by senior U.S. and Afghan military officials — concluded in early March that while mistakes were made in the burnings, there was no intent to desecrate the Korans or other religious materials.

But it has taken until now for the military to deliver the report and recommended punishments to senior Pentagon leaders for final action
So, they weren't ordered to destroy the desecrated books, they were just told 'get rid of this stuff' and did. So now they're probably going to be screwed over to 'placate the Afghan people', who won't be placated and will demand heads(literally), so these troops will be screwed over for nothing. Except trying to play "Here's our belly, please be nice."

And if you wanted any proof that Pelosi is either one of the worst liars in Congress or, as Unc puts it, borderline insane...

And Holder seems to go with the "Tell the same lie to different people and hope they don't notice" idea.
“What I did do, I asked the inspector general to conduct an investigation. I put an end to the policy that led to the Fast and Furious debacle,” Holder responded. “I made personnel changes at ATF and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We made changes in the procedures there. And that is in stark contrast to what happened to my predecessor, Attorney General Mukasey, when he was briefed about the transmission of guns to Mexico and, as far as I can tell, did far less than what I did.”

As Gohmert pointed out, when Holder said, “And that is in stark contrast to what happened to my predecessor, Attorney General Mukasey, when he was briefed about the transmission of guns to Mexico,” he said exactly the same thing as the false statement he withdrew from Congress

Video of a near-miss asteroid; considering they have to
spot it,
plot the track,
aim the camera,
keep it on something moving about ten miles per second...
bloody amazing.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why might one with to carry a boomstick upon their person while dining?

Rabid skunks in the restaurant

Progress, progress...

And when Carney said that Obama’s decision to assert executive privilege over documents subpoenaed by Congress was “entirely about principle,” reporters openly laughed.
When the media suckups in the White House press corps laugh at the word 'principle' coming from these people...

From Correia:
I especially like the quote in there from Elijah Cummings about how Issa calling Holder a liar was highly inflammatory. Personally, I’d call liar a fairly truthful assessment. If he wasn’t a liar, then why does he keep having to retract statements where he was caught lying? An example of a highly inflammatory statement would be saying that Eric Holder is a disgrace to the office of the attorney general, and a scum-sucking bureaucratic parasite that represents all that is wrong with the federal government, who should be arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and then sent to serve his time in a Mexican prison where he can get his shit pushed in by friends of the three hundred and some odd Mexicans whose death he was complicit with.

But maybe I shouldn’t hold back and let you know how I really feel about the whole thing… Eric Holder’s Justice Department is a sick joke and a blight on America. He couldn’t prosecute Black Panthers threatening people with clubs at the polls, because he was too busy shipping thousands of guns to a criminal organization so violent they make the Taliban look like the Girl Scouts. The only discernible reason for F&F to exist was to push a political agenda, but they screwed up and killed a bunch of people, got caught, and now they are whining about it. If I’d knowingly sold a gun to a violent criminal, and then that criminal killed somebody, then I would have been considered an accessory and prosecuted, but if I shipped several thousand I’d just be a DOJ official

Speaking of lying bastards, remember the 'Obama hates the British because of what they did to his grandfather' thing? Not so much. Hey, when you've got Ayers ghostwriting your 'biography' for you, there's bound to be some problems.

And the Terry family isn't happy with what's coming out of the administration; well, I wouldn't be either.

Mark Steyn on Canada showing some care for actual free speech

The House of Commons passed a bill to kill the Section that was used to, among other things, charge Steyn with 'hate crimes' for having had the horrible effrontery to actually quote what an islamist nutcase said.
Fahrenheit 451 draws its name from the temperature at which books burn; Canada’s Fahrenheit 13 is its frosty northern inverse—the temperature at which the state chills freedom of expression. Free speech is the lifeblood of free societies, and, as this magazine has learned over the last half-decade, our decayed Dominion was getting a bad case of hypothermia.
Philosophically, it was a cure worse than the disease: Ian Fine, the senior counsel of the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, declared that his organization was committed to the abolition of hatred—not “hate crimes,” not even “hate speech,” but hate—a human emotion; you know, like the human emotions the control-freak enforcers attempt to abolish in Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Stepford Wives. Any society of free peoples will include its share of hate: it could not be human without it. And, as bad as racists and homophobes and Islamophobes and whateverphobes may be, empowering Mr. Fine’s ever more coercive enforcement regime to micro-regulate us into glassy-eyed compliance is a thousand times worse.
The line that sums up my objection to the racket was formulated by the Toronto blogger Kathy Shaidle: “You’re too stupid to tell me what to think.” In recent days, the last lonely defenders of the Canadian thought police have all volunteered to demonstrate Miss Shaidle’s proposition. The Opposition critic for “public safety,” Randall Garrison, bemoaned the demise of the commissars’ “power to educate Canadians.” “We do have a serious problem,” said Garrison. “If you take away the power to take [websites] down, it’s not clear they have any mandate to even talk to people about it and educate them about it.”

Got that? If you can't censor and prosecute people for non-approved speech, you can't even talk to them! Really!

Mr. Garrison, assuming you ever read this, I'm with Steyn: one of the last things needed in this world is PC bigots like you 'educating' people on what they SHOULD think and say. Screw you.

Just how effing hard is it to make sure you have the right address

before you charge into peoples' homes?
“I thought it was a family member pulling a joke on me. And all of the sudden I looked up and they were in my dinning room pointing a loaded gun at me telling me they had a federal warrant to search my premises.”
Dominicos says the handcuffs caused bruises and as she was going outside with an ATF agent she heard him say they had the wrong house. The ATF and Rochester police executed a number of search warrants Wednesday night. Police sent us a statement, saying they entered the home through an unlocked side door and quote:

"Upon encountering an elderly resident, the team realized that they were at the wrong location at that time and left the premises."

'Realized' 'and left'. Right. AFTER handcuffing her and AFTER almost winding up in a gunfight. Wouldn't you think, with all that's already going on, that the ATF clowns at least would want to MAKE SURE THEY WERE RAIDING THE RIGHT HOUSE?

University of Minnesota, Duluth: "We're fighting racism by being

as racist and bigoted as possible."
It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by.

Then, the leftists showed up to heckle.
At the same time, a faculty member approached the group. She took some of the literature and asked Phil, "Is this a white supremacist group?" Phil answered "Absolutely not." To which the woman replied, "It looks like one."

Who is this woman? Susana Pelayo - Woodward, Director of the Office of Cultural Diversity


The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve "racial justice" by raising awareness of "white privilege."

The project disseminates its message, that "society was setup for us [whites]" and as such is "unfair," through an aggressive campaign of online videos, billboards, and lectures. The ads feature a number of Caucasians confessing their guilt for the supposed "privilege" that comes along with their fair features
I'll bet our 'race cowards' Attorney General heartily approves. While he's not busy hiding documents from Congress, at least.

Ok, if there are going to be armed EPA agents, the bastards need to be beaten over the head with a large copy of Peel's Principles(printed on sheet steel) until they get the idea; this is freaking disgusting.

'Food deserts' my ass.

Damn,. Dave Codrea lost his father the other day, and Mike Vanderboegh is back in the hospital.
It is a cruel twist of fate that the two citizen journalists who broke the news of Operation Fast and Furious were not able to participate in today's events. Without their groundbreaking work and their introduction of certain whistleblowers to Congressional investigators, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would never have voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their tireless work on this scandal. We should also keep them and their families in our prayers during this trying time for both families.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Got a friend who drives me nuts, because

when Obama(or some other politician he likes) decides to make the law whatever he wants, whether he has any legitimate power to mess with it or not, he doesn't care about "What will you say when some President you don't like throws some law you do like out the window? You've set the precedent you don't care if you like the action by your politician, so how will you bitch when someone else cheers the action you hate by their politician?" He just declares "I like what he did" and that's it. Pisses me off. So I sent him this:

Probably a waste of time, but I had to

Even with his fawning press,

[Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this one. He knows this, meaning that the documents now to be withheld must be dynamite. They have to show either that Holder knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it, or that he directly committed perjury in his Congressional testimony, or both. I just can’t see any other explanation for such a risky move.

Wasn’t the Washington Post just covering big time the 40th anniversary of Watergate? I wonder how much coverage this one will get
Oh, they'll 'cover' it; and they'll do so by calling Issa and Grassley and anyone else involved racists and 'power over all else' politicians and anything else they can to slander them and try to protect The Lightworker. And Obama knows it, and is counting on it.Link

Let it not be forgotten, the DC PD sucks

in more ways than one

Holder held in contempt by the committee

Personally, I'd say 'held in contempt(in more ways than one).
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress today, pushing forward with the action even after the White House slapped an 11th-hour executive privilege on subpoenaed documents still sought in the Operation Fast and Furious investigation.

And the Usual Suspectstm are in full cry; for instance,

“I am horrified that you are going forward with this contempt charge when the president of the United States and administration have invoked executive privilege,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). “…I am offended personally by your calling the attorney general a liar.”
Well, you corrupt bitch, I'm horrified that a AG of the United States repeatedly lied and submitted false documents to Congress, so fuck you.(why yes, I AM getting sick of these people)

Speaking of something you should be horrified by, how about two US lawmen murdered with Gunwalker guns? The family of Zapata is filing suit; I'd expect the Terry family to do the same, especially considering the way they've been treated.

Ah, here we go, it was 'inadvertant', not actually a lie!

Says DoJ:
The Justice Department has retracted a second statement made to the Senate Judiciary Committee. During a hearing last week, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that his predecessor, then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey, had been briefed about gunwalking in Operation Wide Receiver. Now, the Department is retracting that statement and claiming Holder "inadvertently" made that claim to the Committee. The Department's letter failed to apologize to former Attorney General Mukasey for the false accusation. This is the second major retraction the Justice Department has made in the last seven months. In December 2011, the Department retracted its claim that the ATF had not allowed illegally purchased guns to be trafficked to Mexico.
Yeah, they 'inadvertently' lied about that other, too, No, it wasn't lying under oath, noooo...

Well, the Justice Department's been so busy screwing with a baseball player,

maybe they just forgot about that lousy little gun-smuggling thing?
It’s just not every day that an ordinary citizen throws a no-hitter in the courtroom against batters as powerful as the combined might of the Congress and the Department of Justice. The government’s five-years-long pursuit of the great hurler was ended by a jury in just a few hours. The prosecutors, according to the Associated Press, slinked away from the courthouse without comment, and the Justice Department put out a statement claiming, “we respect the judicial process.”
Anybody else want to start giggling at that last?

And let's not forget it was that loathsome bastard Waxman behind starting this and keeping it going; he's one of the worst "I should have a say over your life" pieces of crap out there.

MSNBC: We hire the PC bigots nobody else wants

(that they'll admit to, anyway):
  • “I’d like to point out that we clearly must have been having post-traumatic stress disorder because for about a year after September 11th, there were African-American men walking around the city of New York with N.Y.P.D hats on– that can only be explained as a P.T.S.D. response.”
  • “The other thing that happens in that moment, I don’t want to miss this, is that a new version of what America typically needs emerge, and that is a racial enemy. Americans in part identify who we are, and who deserves what, through our notions of whiteness and of the racial enemies that are the non-whites.
Etc., etc., etc. Any surprise they were willing to fake transcripts, audio and video when they have racists and bigots like this working for them?

Dallas County SO needs to do some remedial work

on their officers attitudes. And the law. This is frikkin' ridiculous.

Occupy Oakland: I'm supposed to feel kinship

with these clowns?
Unquestionably the chief crazy that night was 28-year-old college student and Occupier Jessica Hollie, better known by her Twitter handle Bella Eiko. Bella is Occupy Oakland’s LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device)—a formidable sonic weapon. Her hopping-mad, expletive-crammed 14 minute harangue spewed personal invective at Chairwoman Kernighan. “You are on yo’ knees serving capitalism,” Bella sneered.

She also lambasted the American flag, which Occupy Oakland routinely burns in protest. “The Supreme Court,” according to Bella, “said it’s a perfectly protected form of self expression to burn that piece of shit that don’t represent nothing except imperialism and f***ing oppression.”
After those speakers, there seemed to be a calmer speaker who rose to speak against the disruptive behavior. That man, Vincent Suave, a 26 year resident was shouted down and threatened on the council floor. One Occupier grabbed the mike from him and told him “You can’t talk”, another walked up to him and told him, “You wouldn’t make it home”.
According to Kurtz, on June 11, around 40 people actually marched on Kernighan’s home, at least one person carrying a pitchfork, and rang her bell. Kernighan apparently wasn’t home. This seemed to stymie the Occupiers. So they made speeches to themselves, burned an American flag, sang “fuck you America”, and then walked dejectedly home again

Codrea notes that Boehner and Cantor may still be playing

"Let's be nice with the administration" games.
But a report filed earlier today by William La Jeunesse of Fox News hinted at returned wobbliness on the Speaker’s part, saying “Sources close to the investigation told Fox News that both Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor generally are not supportive of the vote against Holder.” [Note: That story has since been replaced on the Fox website, but it has been posted as originally filed on the forum.]

One other point La Jeunesse made that could be the game changer: “One key to Tuesday's outcome may be the National Rifle Association. The NRA would not confirm, but sources say the gun rights organization is pushing hard to allow the contempt vote. The group's involvement increases pressure on Boehner and Democrats up for re-election in swing districts.”

Said it before: if Boehner and Cantor can't get behind this, they should be removed from those leadership posts, no excuses, no passes.

This just in: Obama tries to cover Holder's ass

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead Wednesday morning with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

Added: just looked at the HuffPo post on this, and in the comments we have a fine example of the 'let's just ignore this silliness' mindset from Soulgirl:
Shame on our congress! GOP hello-this is precicely why these folks are out of touch. We are discussing the most ridiculous and petty items in a time when we should be working together to help the American People. It is another confirmation that the GOP is ego driven, bi-polar and the most selfish entity on this planet. How do they live with themselves with such aburded behavior and actions.
Yep. Thousands of guns smuggled to drug cartels, hundreds of Mexicans dead, two US LE officers dead(that we know of), and it's a 'most rediculous and petty item'. Yep. Sure.

The City of Tulsa: proving uncaring stupidity exists here in OK Updated

just as much as places like the PROM: Every word out of their mouth was, 'We don't care.'
Time for tar & feathers up there, folks

Under the heading of 'arrogant effing morons who should be fired immediately' we have the clowns Susan Warren and Teresa Holmes of the Clinton, NC schools, who've been taking lessons from the "Yes, our officers screwed up but they were following procedures, so screw off and shut up" school of law enforcement.
Yeah, people just might have a problem with you telling a kid to strip down, and then feeling around in his underwear and 'neglecting' to tell the parents. And, to borrow from Tam,
Sampson County Schools spokesman Steven Warren says Cox should have been informed about the search but that Holmes did nothing wrong and that a female janitor was present for the search.

"The assistant principal was within his legal authority, his legal right, to do the search," Warren said. "He may have been overzealous in his actions."
I think we can all agree that if the Assistant Principal in question had been a male, he'd have been sharing a cell with Jerry Sandusky, so yes, this action was wrong. Adults don't get to stick their fingers in the underwear of other people's children because it's creepy, period. Even if you have a Master's in Education and motives as pure as the driven snow.

'What the hell is wrong with NBC?' Well,

they're corrupt and in the tank, that's what. And going down the toilet because of it.

Eric Holder: "I offered to give them what I want, and they turned it down! They're just after me for political reasons!" Well, if you include 'the AG has to obey the law like everyone else' as a political reason, then yes they are. You corrupt bastard.
“The attorney general wants to trade a briefing and the promise of delivering some small, unspecified set of documents tomorrow for a free pass today,” said Grassley in a statement after the meeting. “That’s unacceptable. I’m not going to buy a pig in a poke.”
And shouldn't.
Holder emerged from the meeting considerably later, and accused Issa of being consumed with “political gamesmanship.”

Holder said he offered to make documents Issa has requested available to the chairman on the condition that the powerful Republican drop the two outstanding subpoenas he has issued to the department. The documents Issa wants are related to the panel’s 16-month investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

Holder said Issa rejected that offer and demanded that Holder fork over the documents to his committee, while offering no assurances that he would drop the contempt vote scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday or consider the subpoenas satisfied
"I'll make SOME documents(those I choose) available to you, and you'll stop bothering me. And you'll drop the subpoenas I'm in violation of and go away. Deal?"
I'd imagine, after the e-mails Issa got hold of and the word of two DoJ people asking for whistleblower protection, Holder's probably ready to crap his pants over the idea of handing over ANYTHING; Issa probably has not only proof that Holder & Co. already lied under oath, but has the stuff to say "Well, these documents are all very nice but where are the ones THIS e-mail and THIS document refer to?" As to Holder's offer, from NLOGAM,
“I had hoped that after this evening’s meeting I would be able to tell you that the Department had delivered documents that would justify the postponement of tomorrow’s vote on contempt. The Department told the Committee on Thursday that it had documents it could produce that would answer our questions. Today, the Attorney General informed us that the Department would not be producing those documents. The only offer they made involved us ending our investigation.

“While I still hope the Department will reconsider its decision so tomorrow’s vote can be postponed, after this meeting I cannot say that I am optimistic. At this point, we simply do not have the documents we have repeatedly said we need to justify the postponement of a contempt vote in committee.”

Proof that the City of Tulsa has just as many control-freak morons

as places like the PROM, Every word out of their mouth was "We don't care."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Of course not, because Vishnu forbid it be called

what it actually is.
Mission police the gunman's Muslim faith did not play a role in their investigation. But when quizzed on why he did it, the Lebanese man admitted that he didn't like that his daughter was dating someone who's not Muslim.

He also felt his daughter's boyfriend was taking over as the man of the house.
According to Mission Police Chief Martin Garza, Nimer’s religious beliefs will not be taken into account. Garza said police will they'll focus on several other factors.

The first is that Nimer and his estranged wife were going through a divorce after he admitted to cheating on her.

The second factor are statements from the family saying Nimer had previously threatened to kill them.

Yeah, that couldn't POSSIBLY have any religious base...

From a couple of months ago:
Two weeks later, the center received another call, this one by a woman trying to figure out how to save her step-daughter from female genital mutilation.

"I had heard that these things happened in the U.S., but this really opened my eyes to it," says Fayez.

Although many Americans may think that phenomena such as forced marriages and so-called "honor killings" exist only overseas, social service agencies, educators, and a growing number of law enforcement personnel know differently. According to a survey the Tahirih Justice Center conducted of more than 500 social service, religious, legal, educational and medical agencies last year, 67 percent responded that they believed there were cases of forced marriage occurring among the populations they serve, but only 16 percent felt their agency was equipped to deal with the situation.

"We don't have the mechanisms in place here in the U.S. to take care of these girls," says Det. Chris Boughey of Arizona's Peoria Police Department. "What do we do with a teenager runaway? Ninety-nine percent of the time, we take her home. But some of these girls end up getting killed."
Evan Misshula, a graduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, understands the prosecutor's discomfort at creating a category of crime that seems to target a certain culture or religion. When he and his supervisor were first approached by the AHA Foundation last year to collaborate on a symposium and research project about honor violence he was wary, concerned about doing research that might be perceived as biased, but quickly warmed to the idea.

"It is an issue that has got to be addressed," says Misshula.

But, as AHA's communication director Amanda Parker, put it, "Without numbers, it's hard to get funding and get law enforcement to pay attention and get people to take it seriously."

Looks like Issa is holding the line

and saying "All the documents specified, or we vote."

Just found this:
House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa told Holder on Monday afternoon that he had until Tuesday morning to cough up the documents. Otherwise, Issa said, he would not postpone the Wednesday morning contempt of Congress vote in his committee.

Late Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for Issa’s committee told The Daily Caller Holder still hasn’t given up the documents. That means Holder missed Issa’s deadline of Tuesday morning.

Issa has offered to meet with Holder at 5 p.m. Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

But, in his Monday afternoon letter to Holder, Issa said he needed the documents before he could meet with the attorney general.

“[O]nly the delivery of documents outlined and offered by the Department of Justice last Thursday to staff will be sufficient to justify a postponement of Wednesday’s scheduled vote,” Issa wrote to Holder on Monday afternoon. “As the department has not yet produced these document – and unless it does so tomorrow morning — I will not be able to offer you the committee’s assessment of them at tomorrow’s meeting.”
And Holder missed the deadline.

And it should be noted that the Usual Suspects are basically saying "He's the first black Attorney General, so he should be defended." Even for indefensible things.
But Martin, who is also a contributor for CNN, expressed bewilderment that the White House and black leaders have not done more to defend Holder, especially when compared to how two of George W. Bush’s controversial attorney generals were vigorously defended by their supporters.
Maybe because Bush's AGs hadn't done the crap Holder has? And Obama and 'black leaders' might not want to be too closely connected to Holder when he goes under the bus?
To borrow from Codrea, If Brian Terry had been black and if John Ashcroft were still AG, these same racist sons of bitches would be howling for his head.

Hey, Minneapolis PD: why the hell is someone

with this kind of mindset involved with a SWAT team?
Sgt. David Clifford, a member of the Minneapolis SWAT team, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday after a father of four who he reportedly “sucker punched” for talking too loud spent Father’s Day in intensive care.

Mike Archambault told KMSP-TV that his longtime friend, Brian Vander Lee, was at a restaurant in Andover on Saturday when a stranger at another table asked him to be quiet.

“He did a Superman punch,” Archambault recalled. “Brian went back, feet up in the air, and the guy landed on top of him and his head bounced off the concrete.”

Archambault said the suspected fled the scene and Vander Lee was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors performed emergency surgery for bleeding on his brain.
He then fled the scene and hid out, turning himself in the next day with his lawyer.

In the comments someone pointed to this story; it looks like this clown fits right in with the SWAT team. Or maybe he helped make it the way it is. Not bothering to knock with 'You Must Knock' warrants? Flash-bangs and killing every dog in sight? Just a effing credit to law enforcement, aren't they?

Jesse Jackson full of crap; Law of Unintended Consequences

kicks in:
This past Saturday, the anachronistic and increasingly irrelevant Reverend Jesse Jackson called for an anti-violence rally against 25 gun ranges in the United States.

Despite his personal indiscretions, he somehow felt justified to ask dads during Fathers Day Weekend all across our great nation to adopt his mantra of “Guns Out = Jobs In.”
The dirty little secret is that there are no operating gun ranges within the geographical borders of Detroit. He obviously chose Action Impact because it is located just outside the city of Detroit border. Thusly, the entire premise of Jackson’s anti-gun campaign has been proven to be false. As mentioned earlier, there are no gun shops in Detroit. So, where are the jobs?

Moreover, Jackson’s so-called rally at the Action Impact gun range did have an unintended effect. He actually brought the so-called divided people - whites and blacks - together to mount a counter-protest. Jackson’s designated minion, the Operation Push Detroit Chairman, and two other people doubling as props were given a most proper reception from about 50 freedom and gun loving folks of all hues

Monday, June 18, 2012

So Occupy Oakland is in favor of child molestation;

how else would you interpret this insanity?

On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Occupy movement protested against a conference dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking — thus, the Occupiers in essence were coming out in favor of one of society’s most loathsome moral crimes.

The protesters mostly were members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy, a group within the overall Occupy movement tasked with overthrowing our civilization’s “patriarchy.”
Anyone who can call a child being raped on camera or sold as a whore a 'sex worker' is so freaking demented I cannot conceive how their mind works.
And I don't want to

Some more professional law enforcement agents who can't get to the right address

because they're apparently so effing incompetent they WROTE DOWN THE WRONG TAG NUMBER:
“At the time the warrant was issued, DEA Agents believed that a vehicle belonging to suspected drug trafficker Luis Alvarez was registered at the Avina residence. After executing the search warrant on January 20, 2007, the agents discovered they had inadvertently written down a license number of a vehicle belonging to Thomas Avina instead of a vehicle belonging to Luis Alvarez.”
The link above is to Insty; the Reason post is here for the full flavor of just how these clowns conducted themselves.
Well, let me correct myself: 'clowns' does not in any way do justice to these fucking morons:
The agents entered the 14-year-old girl’s room first, shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl, who was lying on her bed, rolled onto the floor, where the agents handcuffed her. Next they went to the 11-year-old’s room. The girl was sleeping. Agents woke her up by shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl’s eyes shot open, but she was, according to her own testimony, “frozen in fear.” So the agents dragged her onto the floor. While one agent handcuffed her, another held a gun to her head.

Moments later the two daughters were carried into the living room and placed next to their parents on the floor while DEA agents ransacked their home. After 30 minutes, the agents removed the children’s handcuffs. After two hours, the agents realized they had the wrong house—the product of a sloppy license plate transcription—and left.
I wonder if they bothered to apologize? Or take care of any of the damage they did to the home?
Yeah, right.

Over in (formerly Great)Britain,

When the chief starter at the London Olympics agreed to fire his pistol to start the races at a school sports day, parents thought it was a wonderful treat for their children.

But they did not count on the intervention of health and safety officials from their local council, who ruled that the noise from Alan Bell’s starting pistol would be too frightening for the youngsters.

Bizarrely, the local authority instead suggested playing a recording of a starting pistol on an iPod before agreeing to let Mr Bell start the races by sounding a klaxon.

The Palisimians are taking lessons from Al Sharpton and the NBP clowns:
An Israeli tow truck driver shot dead two Palestinians and wounded one Sunday during what police said was an attempted car robbery in the West Bank.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the Palestinian men ambushed the Israeli's vehicle and beat him over the head with chains and bars before the driver opened fire in self-defense. He said the driver is being treated for head wounds at an Israeli hospital, and a police investigation is continuing.
Though the Israeli driver has been identified by police as coming from the south of the country — and not a West Bank settlement — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the shooting was the work of a Jewish settler and implied it was intentional.

"Those (settlers) ... commit their crimes under the protection of the government and Israeli military," Abbas said.

So, for the third time an attack by the wolves in this zoo, this time a fatality; and
“We have to stop interacting so closely with wolves. It is wrong, the risk is too great. We must recognise they are dangerous animals.”
And it only took till now to figure that out.

Yeah, there was a warning about this: using 'public health' as an excuse to attack gun ownership:
While workplace safety ought to be a paramount concern for any employer, and while the list of citations provides a blueprint for corrective actions needed to regain compliance, a review of the detail of some of the cited instances, such as picking up a shell casing without gloves, shows that achieving a clean bill of health free of any subjectively-assessed violation may be impossible, and that such audits could be used to effectively close down gun ranges using fines to make their operations unprofitable.

That, in fact, fulfills a speculation made by Gun Rights Examiner in August, 2009, when this column predicted “OSHA pick Michaels will use 'public health' scheme to 'regulate' guns.” The specific flag raised was that the nominee, David Michaels, would not hesitate to use his position and power to promote a personal anti-gun agenda that includes vocal advocacy for exploiting high-profile incidents of violence involving guns to then push a “public health” rationale for further government controls.

Now, let's take a look at just a few of the stories the "just bloggers" have broken:
-Operation Fast and Furious was first exposed by bloggers Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea
The game has changed. Welcome to the dawn of the age of the Unauthorized Journalist. That’s an as-yet unrecognized, but huge story in all of this, and it scares the hell out of establishment media and the powers that be who rely on them.

This is insufficient. The TSA should not be streamlined. Administrators should not "review screening procedures." Screeners don't need additional training. The TSA doesn't need to be tweaked. It didn't "go too far" in these specific instances. Its very existence goes too far. The TSA never should have been created in the first place, and it should be abolished now. Immediately. Without hesitation.
• "I am not your 'customer.'

• "What you're doing isn't 'service.'

• " 'Subject' is a more appropriate term than 'customer.' I am a "customer" of the airlines I fly. The TSA stands between me and the airline with a credible threat that they will not let us conduct business unless I go through a ludicrous song-and-dance routine that involves partially disrobing and then either being subjected to nude imaging or a full-on groping that involves hand-to-genital contact.

• I can think of a lot of words to describe the whole experience. 'Service' isn't one of them.

You may have noticed that, a few days ago, Obama held a 'I Shall Announce The Future' meetings with the press and a question broke out; he got pissed, and a lot of journalists had cows("How dare he!", etc.; didn't think that way with a 'R' in the Oval Office), and the usual suspects declared racism was behind it. Methinks The Lightworker is really getting tired of being questioned and those icky demands about enforcing the law and such. Wonder how much of the stress is wondering just what Issa has in his hand in Gunwalker?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The bubbleheaded newsweasels there in New York

were gravely intoning that now the man would have to face a grand jury! Was it justified, or was it murder? (I'll note that they couldn't seem to find a local to interview who did not allow as they'd have helped hold the perp down so the dad could get his licks in better...)
Well, yeah. Somebody caught with your child and their pants down is way over in "He needed killin'" territory, whether some effing moron journalists can understand that or not.

Dad's still around,

so we can argue and grip and work on things; for so many, that's not possible.

One thing that kind of pisses me off is when I hear someone griping because "He couldn't be there for 'X', he failed me!" Sometimes it's a legitimate gripe, very often not; the man was working to keep food and clothing and shelter and all coming. In a way I guess I got it easy there, he often couldn't be around but I knew why and understood it; when you've heard him talking to Mom about the accident he worked(they didn't know you could hear), or seen him come in out of bloody awful weather to eat a bite and fill the thermos to head back out to try to keep people alive, you aren't fond of the things you miss but you know there's reason why.

I really have no idea what all I learned from him. Some things stand out(he taught me to detail-strip a S&W revolver and work on it), others are just there.

In any case, need to get down there again soon. They're always glad to have the company, and I'm always better off for having gone.

At least the New Black Panthers are honest about their socialist dream

See, our major thing is to set up a whole new society, a society that’s basically an updated grade of socialism. And that’s what we call inter-communalism, [yells] but it will be black controlled and black ran. Black people will rule and dominate this planet on the guest star press a ruling class. We must set this up for us, in order for us to have an inter-communal society on the planet. We have to destroy the classes, we have to destroy the white supremacy, and then we’ll be able to develop. Then we’ll be able to set up housing. Then we’ll be able to set up education. We must push for a whole new society cuz’ this one is corrupt and decadent. [yells] We will have power, we will have our freedom by any means necessary or we will destroy the earth to make sure it happens.”
Yeah, most socialist tyrants pretend it's a 'People's Republic' of equals; these racist clowns make it plain that they will be the most equal pigs of all.

It amounts to 'Let's see who's a pervert!'

from Mr. Swindon:
A question for the men out there: at what moment in your life did you stop finding (And I don’t mean just jailbait. I mean 18-22-year-old — legal — but still looking young and girly.) When did the thought of youthful sex shift from a fantasy to a stomach-churning nightmare? When did the natural thought shift from “mmm… good time” to “I wonder what the daughter I have someday will look like at that age?” When did you stop being attracted to “sexy” girls and only interested in mature women?
My first thought is "Mr. Swindle, you either need to ease off or get some help." "stomach-churning nightmare", for Gods' sake! Be as upset as you wish at that idiot family; I'm not fond of them either. What the bleep does that have to do with seeing a young woman and thinking 'Wow!'? There's a good response noted
When do cute and sexy young girls stop looking cute and sexy? Death. Maybe after, the reports aren’t in.
and if that's not a cue for something like this
or this
or this one
or lastly
Now that I've assured that if Mr. Swindon ever sees this he'll decide I'm an unholy type contributing to the downfall of civilization, I need to go wash the bike.
(Hmmm... vehicle, soapy water... I need an assistant)

Today's left: if someone hasn't made a 'racist' statement,

re-frame things and pretend they did.
You probably remember how a Daily Kos writer responded at NetRoots when Anne asked whether Elizabeth Warren should apologize to Native Americans (jump ahead to 2:25):
Panel member: I don’t speak to media who have backgrounds of having trashed Indians.

Anne: I have never done that.

Panel member: Excuse me I don’t talk to media who have trashed Indians over this issue, which is what’s been going on…. That because of the racism that’s come out over this, I have my own opinions about it and their not anybody else’s business.
Another fine example of 'Screw the truth, you're causing my candidate problems so you're a racist!'

Yes, enviroweenie heads are exploding; a marvelous sight any time of year:
It is very obvious in America that fracking took almost no time to get going. There's only a finite amount of it [in the UK] so before it runs out, we should really be thinking sensibly about what to do next. We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. Fracking buys us some time, and we can learn to adapt."

The reaction in Germany to Fukushima – which announced within weeks of the disaster that it was to shut down all its nuclear power plants by 2022 – particularly infuriates Lovelock: "Germany is a great country and has always been a natural leader of Europe, and so many great ideas, music, art, etc, come out of it, but they have this fatal flaw that they always fall for an ideologue, and Europe has suffered intensely from the last two episodes of that. It looks to me as if the green ideas they have picked up now could be just as damaging. They are burning lignite now to try to make up for switching off nuclear. They call themselves green, but to me this is utter madness."

Today, the Obama campaign sent out a missive from the First Lady to the general public. The header: “Will you wish Barack a happy Father’s Day?”

Apparently, it never occurred to the Obama campaign that the president is not our father.
Unless he's the abusive father who broke open your piggy bank and told you you owed it to him, I guess.

Just read about Issa offering to hold off on the contempt vote in exchange for documents; my first inclination is to scream. Right reaction? From Sipsey:
Issa's offer to postpone the contempt vote: sellout or strategem? There's always time to upset the applecart.
The Washington Post has it here -- Issa says he is willing to postpone contempt vote against AG Holder but still has concerns.
Politico has this -- Darrell Issa to Eric Holder: I’ll delay for Fast and Furious documents.
Now, according to some of my sources, this is just Issa being crafty. The idea is that since he already has most of these emails, he's looking for the ones that Holder omits or edits -- an invitation for Holder to put his neck further in the noose.
Others, more skeptical, say that this is a "fold" which signals more weenie behavior on the part of "Old Yellowstain" Boehner.
Who to believe? We'll have to await events. It's still a long way to November so if this is a Romney-inspired sellout, we'll still have plenty of time to upset his applecart.

And from Hanson:
Obama is turning out to be the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon.
Give the president credit. He has thrown down the gauntlet and essentially boasted: This is my vision of the way the new America should work — and if you don’t like it, try stopping me in November, if you dare.