Saturday, October 08, 2016

The hell 'nobody wants to take our guns'

The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.” 

Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein victims of crime would be able to sue gun manufacturers.
Which wouldn't do a damn thing about crime, but it would both put at least some manufacturers out of business, and open up the gates for trial lawyers to sue anyone about anything.  After all, if you can sue Ruger for what someone down the line did with a gun, why can't you sue Toyota because some drunk caused a wreck?

I've mentioned what I think of this election, and right now I have a followup:

I don't want to hear one Gods-damned word of whining and screaming about Trump's comment from people who defended- and still defend- Bill Clinton cheating on his wife, getting blown in the Oval Office, and quite possibly raping women.

Not one damned word, you slimy hypocrites.

Among the reasons that, when I drink,

I usually do at home, is 'Have you seen what booze costs at bars?!?"  So add that to the noise and such as to why, unless I'm meeting someone, I don't generally go to bars.

Tonight, of course, I'm sacrificing my time out to gather up the most recent lot of data for your investigation and study.

Took a while, but

he finally did it(got it done?)
As a young boy, Polish-born Yisrael Kristal looked forward to turning 13 when he could celebrate his bar mitzvah, the Jewish coming-of-age ritual. But that was 1916 and World War I crushed that hope. Little did he know that he would wait a century for that ceremony.
But the milestone event that marks a Jewish boy's passage to adulthood eluded Kristal until this week when he finally celebrated his bar mitzvah, at the age of 113, surrounded by two children, nine grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren in Haifa, Israel.

So not only did they cancel his invitation, they lied about why.  "Higher" Education in action.

There's some video of Trump saying something crude(and true); big surprise, right?  Borrowing from this guy,
However given the reality that either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States I ask Jonah this question:
If we concede that Donald Trump’s character is bad, Would it be better for the country to have a President of poor character who will be under intense scrutiny by the press, pols and law enforcement agencies (Trump) or to have a President of poor character who will be given a pass and or defended by the press, the pols and apparently the FBI regardless of what they say or do (Hillary).
I submit and suggest the answer is clearly the former.
And these are the choices the Stupid and Evil Parties have given us.  Wonderful.

We told you yesterday that spot prices for German electricity jumped more than 17 percent in one day due to constricted supplies from renewable producers and French nuclear reactors, but as green-crazed Germany continues to wrangle with some of Europe’s highest (and most volatile) electricity prices, American households are about to see the first annual drop in average electricity prices in 14 years.
At some point Germany is going to have to re-think that 'get rid of the reactors' decision, or wind up with a bunch of freezing people coming to government offices with torches and pitchforks.

Plastic and brass and steel,

oh my.
The same ultra crude model of submachine gun has been widely seized by police in Brazil over the last couple of years suggesting that a large number were being produced. These guns usually feature a trigger unit cut out from plastic and a barrel and bolt made from brass bar. Automatic firearms as crude as these do well in illustrating the pipe dream of prohibition.
"Nonsense!  All we have to do is register the sales of all brass and plastic, and drill presses, and mills, and lathes, and anything else, and decree warrantless inspections(that 4th Amendment is such a pain), and hire enough inspectors to cover the country, and that will take care of it nicely!"

I probably shouldn't even float that as a joke, some of these idiots will think it's a fine idea.

If the PROM State Police and National Guard have enough time for this crap,

that should mean that actual crimes and stuff are all cleared up, right?
According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Margaret Holcomb had been growing the marijuana plant as a medicine. She reportedly used the marijuana to ease her arthritis and glaucoma and to help her sleep at night.
Please note 'plant', singular.
On September 21, a military-style helicopter and police arrived at Holcomb's home, entered her backyard and cut down the plant, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reports.
Your War On Drugs in action.

From the original article,
Holcomb said he was at his mother’s home eating a late lunch with his sister when they heard whirring blades and looked up to see a military-style helicopter circling the property, with two men crouching in an open door and holding a device that he suspects was a thermal imager to detect marijuana plants. 
Within 10 minutes of the helicopter departing, several vehicles arrived at the home, including a pickup truck with a bed filled with marijuana plants seized at other locations, and several State Police troopers, including one who flashed his badge.

“He asked me if I knew there was a marijuana plant growing on the property. I didn’t answer the question. I asked, ‘What are you doing here?’” Holcomb recalled.

Holcomb said he was told that as long as he did not demand that a warrant be provided to enter the property or otherwise escalate the situation, authorities would file no criminal charges.
"Mention the Constitution, and somebody is going to jail."  Wonderful.

Friday, October 07, 2016

'FBI agents are ready to revolt'

Well, that's nice, but until you actually DO something, that means squat.
“There’s a perception that the FBI has been politicized and let down the country.”
 A 'perception'?

I don't mind giving blood, but

let's say that today was less than a pleasant experience.  Even for giving blood.

Ah well, that's over.  Time to kick back and go over the new information.

When a Google study from true belivers says "Renewables aren't working and aren't going to",

that ought to get some attention.
The key problem appears to be that the cost of manufacturing the components of the renewable power facilities is far too close to the total recoverable energy – the facilities never, or just barely, produce enough energy to balance the budget of what was consumed in their construction. This leads to a runaway cycle of constructing more and more renewable plants simply to produce the energy required to manufacture and maintain renewable energy plants – an obvious practical absurdity.
As a review by The Register of the IEEE article states.
“Even if one were to electrify all of transport, industry, heating and so on, so much renewable generation and balancing/storage equipment would be needed to power it that astronomical new requirements for steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage etc etc would appear. All these things are made using mammoth amounts of energy: far from achieving massive energy savings, which most plans for a renewables future rely on implicitly, we would wind up needing far more energy, which would mean even more vast renewables farms – and even more materials and energy to make and maintain them and so on. The scale of the building would be like nothing ever attempted by the human race.”

What a difference a few years makes, huh?

“What I would do on the immigration, you know, comprehensive reform is this,” Kaine says. He continues, “I would require those who are here illegally to sort of raise their hand and come forward and say ‘we broke the law.’
“By admitting that you’re breaking the law you’re going to have that as a criminal violation, as a legal violation and you’re going to have to pay a penalty and it’s going to be a significant penalty that you will pay over a period of time, whether it’s a fine or whether it’s an escalated tax rate, you’re going to have to pay that. We would take that money that was being paid by those who have come here unlawfully and we would use it to increase border security.”
That's the Democrat VP candidate, who currently wants to basically throw the borders open.  Seems to have changed his mind on same-sex marriage and abortion, too.

More about that 'almost nonexistent voter fraud' we're not supposed to worry about.
According to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, one out of eight American voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date, or a duplicate. Some 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.

Even though that’s a rich vein of potential mischief for fraudsters, the Obama administration hasn’t filed a single lawsuit in eight years demanding that counties clean up their voter rolls, as they are required to do by the federal “motor voter” law. I’ve spoken to three Justice Department lawyers who attended a meeting on Nov. 30, 2009, in which they claim then-deputy assistant attorney general Julie Fernandez said the DOJ would not be enforcing that provision of the motor voter law because it  ran counter to the law’s overall goal of “increasing turnout.” (Ms. Fernandez did not respond to repeated requests for comment.)
Because to the Evil Party an increased turnout of vote fraud is a feature, not a bug.  And they don't want to discourage it.

Professional Journalism from the Clinton News Network:
Just this week, the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter charged that the network deceptively edited video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. The full video, taken by his wife Rakeyia, featured officers repeatedly telling Scott to "drop the gun." In the video aired on CNN, no such demands were shown.
"Burnin' down s—t ain't going to help nothin'! Y'all burnin' down s—t we need in our community," Sherelle said. "Take that s—t to the suburbs. Burn that s—t down! We need our s—t! We need our weaves. I don't wear it. But we need it."

CNN ended the clip after Sherelle told her neighbors to stop burning down their own neighborhoods, and added a chyron that claimed she was "calling for peace" when she was in fact encouraging them to take the violence elsewhere. CNN eventually apologized for the error and corrected their report.
Yeah.  After they'd done the damage.

However, “inaccurate intelligence” doesn’t fully describe the whole story. A closer examination of the run-up to the Libya debacle on September 11, 2012 leads to the irrefutable conclusion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly armed radical Islamist terrorists in Libya
Which also means Obama & Co. knew, and approved.

More pleasant subject, Ruger has a re-make of the LCP, which has actual sights.  Haven't seen one yet, so no opinion on how the grip has changed.

Back to unpleasant, with information that's no surprise to anyone with a brain:
The majority of the Isil extremists who carried out the November 13 Paris attacks entered Europe while posing as migrants, Hungarian security officials have disclosed. 

Seven of the attackers, who killed 130 people and left more than 360 others injured, slipped through Hungary's borders while posing as migrants.
According to Hungary's centre for counter-terrorism, the group of fanatics set up a "logistics hub" in the country in the summer of 2015 and began using the so-called Balkans route of eastern European countries to move fighters trained in Syria into Europe.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

"Things that should've been a felony for a long time" for $1000, Alex

Along with signing a major asset forfeiture reform bill last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law making it a felony for prosecutors to intentionally withhold evidence

Under the new law, prosecutors who alter or intentionally withhold evidence from defense counsels can face up to three years in prison. Previously, prosecutorial misconduct in California was only a misdemeanor. Courts were statutorily required to report misconduct to the state bar association, but advocates of the bill say the laws were rarely enforced.
This SHOULD have been a felony all along.  Just like the damned courts and bar associations should've been going after prosecutors who did it.  We'll see if they obey this law.

And what prompted this long-overdue change?  Innocent people going to prison, and other crap like this:
As I reported back in August as the bill was winding its way through the state senate, the legislation was introduced amid a wave of embarrassing scandals that led in one instance to the entire Orange County District Attorney's Office being removed from a high-profile murder case:
No enforce it, you bastards.

About that 'virtually nonexistent vote fraud' we're not supposed to worry about,

Indiana State Police began looking into voter fraud in Hendricks and Marion Counties in August 2016.

Detectives say a group by the name of Indiana Voter Registration Project turned in forged voter registration applications.

They say the group was altering already registered voter’s information, changing the voter’s address to an address not associated with the voter and without the voter’s knowledge.

On October 4, Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison Counties were added to the voter fraud investigation.
The response from this group is about what you'd expect: "Those racists are trying to keep black people from voting!"  Because that's the default for most of these groups, yelling "RACISM!!"

I guess I shouldn't call him that anymore: weasels are just weasels, while you, Mr. Comey

- oh, excuse me, DIRECTOR Comey- are a corrupted son of a bitch.
Buried in the 189 pages of heavily redacted FBI witness interviews from the Hillary Clinton email investigation are details of yet another mystery -- about two missing “bankers boxes” filled with the former secretary of state’s emails.
The details about the boxes are contained in five pages of the FBI file – with a staggering 111 redactions – that summarize the statements of a State Department witness who worked in the “Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS)." 
Comey, maybe most of the EffingBI is straight(though how are we to know?), but you and every bastard who had/has a hand in this damn sure is crooked as a dogs broken hind leg.

This would presume Comey has the integrity and balls

to do either one.
Recommend indictment for three reasons, Mr. Director. First and foremost recommend she face legal consequences because her actions were criminal.  Recommend indictment in order to re-establish the integrity of your agency, whose reputation has been tarnished by your cowardly July decision. You know it. You face internal dissent as well as external criticism, and somewhere in your previously mentioned Washington-shrunken-soul you know the dissent and criticism is righteous, hence your prickly little memo.
Finally, sir, do it for the dead, the Americans who died at Benghazi.
If you lack the character and guts to recommend indictment, then resign, sir. Resign.

Yes, it was ransom and payoffs,

and they're still trying to hide it.
Key documents relating to the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Iran, including a $1.7 billion cash payment, are being stored at a highly secure site on Capitol Hill, preventing the public and many in Congress from accessing them, according to multiple sources who described the situation to the Washington Free Beacon.
... Sources further disclosed that joint U.S.-Iranian signatures across the three documents add up to a package deal between Washington and Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, the country’s internal spy agency. Sources familiar with a closed-door January briefing by senior Obama administration officials told the Free Beacon they were informed the United States negotiated with “the Iranian intelligence apparatus.”
The terms of the arrangement—which was signed by Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk—had Iran releasing several U.S. hostages and obligated Washington to pay Tehran $1.7 billion in cash, removed international sanctions on a key financial node of Iran’s ballistic missile program, and dropped charges against 21 Iranian operatives linked to terrorism.

The EUnuchs are pissed at Britain, and really don't like that 'free speech' thing.
The report makes a whopping 23 recommendations to Theresa May’s Government for changes to criminal law, the freedom of the press, crime reporting and equality law.

And despite the report not analysing coverage of the historic Brexit vote, Mr Ahlund saw fit to comment on the UK's decision to leave the EU.
The report lays into the British press and urges the government to “give more rigorous training” to reporters.
I wonder if they'd be satisfied with a Ministry of Approved Information, if it had the power to fine and jail reporters who don't obey?
Despite the creation of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in 2014 as an independent regulator for newspapers and magazines, the “ECRI strongly recommends that the authorities find a way to establish an independent press regulator according to the recommendations set out in the Leveson Report. It recommends more rigorous training for journalists to ensure better compliance with ethical standards.”
Translation: "Teach journalists to only speak in approved language, you upstart peasants!"
Speaking of which,
“At the same time, the commission noted considerable intolerant political discourse in the UK, particularly focusing on immigration. It said that hate speech continues to be a serious problem in tabloid newspapers, and that online hate speech targeting Muslims in particular has soared since 2013.”
Define anything you don't approve of as 'hate speech', and then make it illegal.  Tyrant wannabes, all of them.

Dear Pennsylvania State Police:

When you act like the law doesn't apply to you, you give people reason not to trust you.
While there has always been an offline database that an officer could query if he/she had reasonable suspicion of a crime relating to the carrying of a firearm or the validity of a LTCF, there is no legal basis for disclosure of confidential LTCF information relative to a driving infraction or merely running one’s driver’s license. Furthermore, even if there was, it is illegal to disclose this information to individuals other than a law enforcement officer acting in the scope of his/her duties. As I understand the new system, it is being relayed to emergency responders, which may even include tow truck drivers that are part of the system.
So according to the law, that's a felony of the third degree.  But they're doing it anyway.  Because "We're the State Police, and we can do what we want."

It's not just the EffingBI, it's state a local agencies that have rotted.

But if you have a problem with it, you're a cop-hating type who wants them dead.

Way to build that public trust, guys.

You're paying how much for this education?

...Recently, Deane gave the class a quiz, and one of the questions was, "What is your lab instructor's name? (if you don't remember, make something good up)." The lab instructor is a kind of teaching assistant, and indeed, Wahlbon couldn't remember her name. So he wrote in "Sarah Jackson."

"I picked a random generic name," said Wahlbon in an interview with Reason.

But "Sarah Jackson" is apparently the name of a pornographic model. When Wahlbon got the quiz back, his answer was marked "inappropriate" and he had received a grade of zero.
"Dear Keaton," he wrote. "I have no way of determining your intention. I can only consider the result. The result is that you gave the name of Sarah Jackson, who is a lingerie and nude model. That result meets with Title IX definition of sexual harassment. The grade of zero stands and will not be changed."

But- but Democrats keep assuring us that vote fraud is practically nonexistent!

Dear Libertarian Party: you picked these two clowns why?

"They taught me the kind of values that don't always make headlines, let alone the daily back-and-forth in Washington. Honesty and responsibility(one of which you despise, and the other you dodge). Hard work and toughness against adversity(Really?  Does that include whining and bitching when some media type actually asks you a real question?). Keeping your word, and giving back to your community. And treating folks with respect, even if you disagree with them," he added(So you honor honesty by lying your ass off?  And insulting and belittling anyone who causes you a problem?).

It's like the IRS wants to prove to everyone that it can no longer be trusted.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

If it wasn't for our idiot firearms laws,

I'd want to have one.
Found thanks to Uncle

And thanks to Huffman,

Speaking of nanny-state idiots,

they'll steal your kids lunch if it doesn't meet their 'standards'.  And most of the bureaucrats running the schools don't care.

Since I can't get on Fecesbook, someone needs to pass this along to Michael Z. Williamson:
First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Social Democrats, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Social Democrat. And then they realized that all their problems had pretty much been solved, so they stopped coming for people.
-Slavic Nationalist on GAB

Also stolen from Ace,

And this is why it's not just the Stupid Party, but the Backstabber and Treacherous Bastard party:
Take, for instance, McConnell’s botched response to the Orlando terrorist attack this summer. Self-described master-parliamentarian that he is, the Senate majority leader carefully maneuvered legislation so as to allow Blunt and other vulnerable GOP senators to get on record supporting a bipartisan gun control measure while staying loyal to the deep pockets at the NRA.

McConnell first brought up a bill from Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine (F, 10%), prohibiting people on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms. This measure was deeply unpopular among conservatives and the gun lobby. Blunt and company voted against it. McConnell then allowed a vote on a bill from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (F, 56%), which, because it had no chance of passing, earned a yay vote from the Blunt cohort.

Not only did McConnell succumb to the Left’s pressure to schedule a gun control vote — thus capitulating the election season narrative and forcing conservatives to play defense — but he also did it so that his underling loyalists could go home and campaign on a bipartisan record without ticking off their financial pipelines. This is special interest politics at its worst.
And the bastards can't count on hiding it anymore, or denying it.

From the control freaks in Seattle,
"All types of micro-housing," he writes, "unlock more affordable and small but independent homes for people who want them. They are one more option to serve the broad spectrum of housing needs."

But soon after the trend started, the Seattle government stepped in with a series of rules and regulations designed, presumably, to protect renters. In 2014, Neiman says, a Seattle court ruled that all micro-housing projects had to go through a cumbersome design review process.
And on, until
Neiman says that, as a result, a building that could have accommodated 40 apartments at 175 square feet each that rent for $900 a month can now hold only 21 of the government-mandated larger units, with rents of around $1,400 a month.

"Spread over dozens of proposed small unit development projects, this represents the loss of hundreds of affordable dwellings and a huge increase in average rents," he notes.
So the question is, is it simply control-freak bureaucrats screwing people for their own good, or is there some payoff from people building regular houses and apartments?

Because the FDA is just another bunch of gods-cursed nanny-minded bureaucrats

who want to control everything in life.  For your own good, of course.

There's not enough cherry trees and lampposts in DC for the politicians and bureaucrats both, the decorations will need to extend into the countryside.

Brought to you by the Clinton Crime Family and Eric Holder II

Hillary Clinton was never in any danger of prosecution for mishandling classified documents on her infamous homebrew email server, according to a book set to rock the election season.

The fix was in, thanks to Bill Clinton's plan to ambush Attorney General Loretta Lynch when their private jets were at the Phoenix airport at the same time.

The former president told his pilot to abort a takeoff, according to Ed Klein in his latest book, 'Guilty as Sin,' when a Secret Service agent told him Lynch was about to land.

'Don't take off!' Bill shouted.
'He knew it would be a huge embarrassment to Loretta when people found out that she had talked to the husband of a woman – the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party – who was under criminal investigation by the FBI,' the adviser explained to Klein.

'But he didn't give a damn. He wanted to intimidate Loretta and discredit Comey's investigation of Hillary's emails, which was giving Hillary's campaign agita.'
Ultimately, Klein reports, Lynch told the former president that there was no chance of his wife being indicted or prosecuted for exposing state secrets to hackers and foreign adversaries.

She made the same pledge to President Barack Obama and his key adviser Valerie Jarrett, even though the Department of Justice is nominally independent of the White House.
And from the slimy bastard Comey, of the rusted-out 'iron integrity',
And the easy-going Comey, whom many observers pegged for a principled good egg, turned into a pragmatist driven by, according to Klein, 'huge ambition and an instinct for political survival.'

Our Attorney General and EffingBI Director: "Screw the truth, screw justice, I'm protecting myself."

Brought to you by the miserable little shits infesting the White House

A roadside bomb killed a U.S. service member on foot patrol Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan as part of a mission to fight a growing Islamic State affiliate, the U.S.-led coalition announced.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the service member died in a "combat situation," but refused to call it combat when asked by Fox News.

Cook later said the service member was receiving combat pay and would likely receive combat decorations for his actions, but that determination had not yet been made. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
"The President said 'no American boots on the ground', so we certainly can't say he died in combat.  As long as we insist it wasn't, we're good.  Screw what the troops and the other peasants think."

The glories of Socialist Venezuela

I'm sure someone will tell us how this is the fault of the US, somehow.

 In the meantime, more people die.

Civil rights victory, I think a big one

In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The individual right to armed self-defense in case of confrontation...cannot be regulated into oblivion," declared Ramona Manglona, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.
That bolded line is why I say 'a big one'.  That line is going to horrify and piss-off Schumer, and Obama, and Clinton and Bloomberg and a host of others.

Adopting the historical analysis and logic that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit applied when it overturned an Illinois ban on carrying guns in 2012, Manglona concludes that "the Second Amendment, based on its plain language, the history described in Heller I, and common sense, must protect a right to armed self-defense in public." While "the right of armed self-defense, including in public, is subject to traditional limitations," she says, "it is not subject to elimination." Since the law enforced by the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) "completely destroys that right," Manglona writes, "it is unconstitutional regardless of the level of scrutiny applied, and the Court must strike it down."
Ooh la la, I think I need a smoke and a drink.

"The Commonwealth has not shown through any evidence that its means fit its end," Manglona writes. "In fact, the evidence suggests that the banned attachments actually tend to make rifles easier to control and more accurate—making them safer to use. Because the Commonwealth's ban does not match its legitimate and important interest, the ban fails intermediate scrutiny and will be struck down."
The exorbitant CNMI tax on handguns, which raises the cost of the cheapest pistol by almost 700 percent, is also unusual. "The power to tax is not just the power to fund the government," Manglona observes. "It is the power to destroy." Because a $1,000 tax "comes close to destroying the Second Amendment right to acquire 'the quintessential self-defense weapon,'" she writes, "the Court will strike it down."

It's not all good news, she went along with the background-check and magazine-size limits
By contrast, she upheld the commonwealth's licensing requirement for gun buyers, mainly because it goes beyond federal law by "requiring background checks for all aspiring gun owners," and not just those who purchase their firearms from federally licensed dealers. She also upheld the commonwealth's ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, saying it probably would not have much impact on self-defense and might reduce deaths in mass shootings. Manglona in any case had little choice but to uphold that restriction, since the 9th Circuit last year approved an "identical ban" imposed by Sunnyvale, California.
but overall, this is a ruling that's going to make the gun bigots and hoplophobes have kittens. Purple ones with chartreuse spots.

Do not make yourself a target for the Clintons.

This has been a rule for as long as we’ve known them. If you get in their sights, bad things happen to you. The latest case in point is Scott Adams, writer of the Dilbert comic strip who has turned his thoughts to blogging about the Trump phenomenon. According to Adams, because he has been writing things favorable to Trump (something he would likely contest as he would claim that he was merely describing what he was seeing based on his own experience and training) he has seen his usual schedule of speaking engagements dropped. This is rather similar to the usual practice of late for universities to disinvite conservative speakers. Blogging on the election the way he has, has cost him financially.
Think of her and her minions in the Oval Office, with the power to REALLY screw people for displeasing her.

Protect the Queen, no matter what.  Business as usual at the 'Justice' Department.
The Obama administration is moving to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had accused of selling weapons that were destined for Libyan rebels.
...The deal averts a trial that threatened to cast additional scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State, and to expose reported Central Intelligence Agency attempts to arm rebels fighting Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi.

My concern with democracy is highly specific. It begins in observing the remarkable fact that, while democracy means a government accountable to the electorate, our rulers now make us accountable to them. Most Western governments hate me smoking, or eating the wrong kind of food, or hunting foxes, or drinking too much, and these are merely the surface disapprovals, the ones that provoke legislation or public campaigns. We also borrow too much money for our personal pleasures, and many of us are very bad parents. Ministers of state have been known to instruct us in elementary matters, such as the importance of reading stories to our children. Again, many of us have unsound views about people of other races, cultures, or religions, and the distribution of our friends does not always correspond, as governments think that it ought, to the cultural diversity of our society. We must face up to the grim fact that the rulers we elect are losing patience with us.

Well, Fecesbook has done it again,

and 'Download our stuff or else' is the response when I try to log on.  Considering the crap I've found out about their stuff, not a chance. 

Personally I'd say "When are you going to start ACTING like you believe this crap?",

but asking these questions of the weenie would be good.  The first three are good:
  1. How do you square your consistent use of private planes with your green activism?
  2. You’ve said, “The idea of pursuing material objects your whole life is absolutely soulless.” How do you explain that philosophy in light of your lavish lifestyle?
  3. Do you think your large carbon footprint is hurting the very cause you support?
But I still think my question ought to be in there.

Not everybody rolls over when the SJBs start screaming, and that's good.

And what are they shoving on your kids or grandkids in their school?

In a language class, as a joke...
I met with my dean the next afternoon. She told me the same thing my professor had: I had called myself handsome and this was unacceptable. My dean tried to make me agree that I would never do this again. I flat out refused. I laid into her about how upset I was about the situation and I said something along the lines of: “If you’re asking me to not be myself, then I guarantee I will end up back in your office again.”

We are doing the wrong thing and going after the wrong people in the name of fairness and justice, I told her. By the end of our conversation, she told me: “Even if I agree with you, I obviously couldn’t say anything…” I had the impression that she was too scared to challenge Columbia’s extreme politically correct culture.

This is a sick damned culture, and they want to bring it here.  HAVE brought it here(not sure about the US, but there have been murders like this in Canada).

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

"The district attorney refused the council's request to file criminal charges against the officer, saying he wouldn't 'rehash the same evidence'. "

This translates to "He's a violent asshole, but he had a badge, and I don't want to upset the other cops by actually holding him responsible the way I would one of the commoners."

And at some point this miserable bastard will be wondering why people don't trust him.

It's one of the seasons for this

and to quote Raj Whitehall, "How truly joyous."

"Rules exist for a reason", but rules are for the peasants to follow

One of President Barack Obama’s political appointees at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) “burrowed” into a permanent career civil service job that a qualified disabled veteran probably should have received, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. 

That’s one of the 17 instances over the last five years in which Obama political appointees got permanent career civil service jobs at FDIC without prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which manages the federal civil service.
One of many.
GAO found 69 appointees across 30 agencies “burrowed” into full-time roles between 2010 and 2015.

Speaking of 'rules are for the commoners',
Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Government Ethics have refused to fully pursue an ethics investigation against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, and now-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, despite findings that DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas gave preferential visa treatment to a company founded by Rodham.

This is likely a breach of federal law.

That is a problem: anymore, doing what the cops tell you- sometimes not doing ANYTHING- can get you killed.  And that the cops and their defenders always make excuses for it, is disgusting.

Latino crooks identified as 'white', I wonder why they might do that...

And how friendly are your local cops with the feds?

Federal agents once persuaded police officers in southern California to use license-plate readers to gather information on gun show customers, according to a report posted at Wall Street Journal Sunday night. 

Emails reviewed by the Journal revealed that agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2010 planned to get local law enforcement to use the devices to gather information on cars parked in parking lots at gun shows, including a well-known show in Del Mar.
And they're not happy with it being found out:
More than half of the pages provided by the agency were completely redacted, or blacked out; others have large sections redacted, apparently to keep secret how the surveillance was undertaken.

A 14.5mm rifle?

That's gonna make a loud boom.  And at 44 pounds, be a heavy sucker to move around.

Anybody who trusts Clinton is going to be real disappointed.  Even if Sanders has sold himself out to claim 'All is Well!'

Ref this crap in Wisconsin:
Good on the Supremes for refusing to hear this appeal from the crime boss.

Said crime boss, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm belongs in a cell.  Along with his minions in this.

The police and sheriff's offices who took part in these bullshit raids need to be fired.  Their supervisors who approved the raids belong in jail.

Short version: "You stepped off the reservation, and you must be punished."
Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black man to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is practically absent from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Anita Hill, the woman who accused Thomas of sexual harassment, however, is given prominent billing in the museum.

Really?   Sounds like it is to me.
The Duke Men’s Project, launched this month and hosted by the campus Women’s Center, offers a nine-week program for “male-identified” students that discusses male privilege, patriarchy, “the language of dominance,” rape culture, pornography, machismo and other topics.

The student newspaper’s editorial board endorsed the new program yesterday, insisting it was “not a reeducation camp being administered by an oppressed group in the service of the feminization of American society.”

In the continuing chronicles of "Trust the FBI?  Why?",
It’s bad enough that FBI Director James Comey agreed to pass out immunity deals like candy to material witnesses and potential targets of his investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server.

But now we learn that some of them were immunized despite lying to Comey’s investigators.
Comey has taken part in putting people in prison for 'lying to federal investigators', but here they lie and get immunity.  But it's all just normal procedure, he assures us. 

And he's not a weasel.  Weasels don't lie about what they are.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Just in case anyone needed further proof that Lynch is Eric Holder II,

and Comey is a weasel,
House Republicans are demanding to know why Justice Department officials entered into a pair of "side agreement" with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — two of Hillary Clinton's top former aides who went on to become her personal attorneys during the FBI's email investigation — that allowed law enforcement agents to destroy their laptops after searching their hard drives for evidence.
Actually, they know why: because Lynch and Comey were making sure as much evidence as possible would go away.

If there was any doubt left that Lynch and Comey are both crooked...

Short version: most of those generals(and admirals) defer

to what Obama wishes, even when they know it's crap.

It won't end well.

Really, NPR?  Nobody there knows enough history to catch this?
But neither the hapless NPR reporter nor the several anti-gun residents of Gonzales interviewed for the story know the actual origin of the phrase, or why its application to the ongoing national debate about gun control and the Second Amendment is entirely appropriate—and historically accurate.

They are blissfully unaware that “Come and take it” is a quote from King Leonidas I of Sparta. At the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, during the second Persian invasion of Greece, Leonidas replied to Xerxes’s demand that the Greeks surrender their arms, “molon labe”—come and take them.
And so are the editors.  Or they know and don't care.

When you keep doing crap like this, it's no wonder people don't trust the cops or the courts.

But just as Director Comey rightly objects to being regarded as a weasel,

I don’t much like being regarded as an idiot . . . which is what I’d have to be to swallow some of this stuff.
Join the club, guy.  With the difference that most of us aren't hardwired to presume the FBI’s integrity after some of the crap they've been caught in, most recently this.  And
There was no chance on God’s green earth that President Obama and his Justice Department were ever going to permit an indictment of Hillary Clinton. Jim Comey says he didn’t make his final decision to recommend against prosecution until after Mrs. Clinton was interviewed at the end of the investigation, and that he did not coordinate that decision with his Obama-administration superiors. If he says so, that’s good enough for me. But it doesn’t mean the director made his decision detached from the dismal reality of the situation. And whatever one’s armchair-quarterback view on how he should have handled it, that reality was not of his making.
sounds an awful lot like "Hey, he figured Justice wouldn't indict, so he recommended no prosecution, can't blame him for that."  Yes, we can; it means he made the decision based on politics, not the law, and his being so pissy about being called on it is bullshit.  That- again- makes this 'special rules for special people, so don't you peasants get the idea YOU'LL get the same breaks.'  And coming from the head of the EffingBI, that means "Why trust them?  'Equal Justice' my ass."

Yeah, Trump's an asshat so we really need Clinton in the Oval Office...

“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said. Clinton said Assange, after all, was a relatively soft target, “walking around” freely and thumbing his nose without any fear of reprisals from the United States. Clinton was upset about Assange’s previous 2010 records releases, divulging secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and the war in Iraq just a month earlier in October, sources said. At that time in 2010, Assange was relatively free and not living cloistered in in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Prior to 2010, Assange focused Wikileaks’ efforts on countries outside the United States but now under Clinton and Obama, Assange was hammering America with an unparalleled third sweeping Wikileaks document dump in five months. Clinton was fuming, sources said, as each State Department cable dispatched during the Obama administration was signed by her.
Immediately following the conclusion of the wild brainstorming session, one of Clinton’s top aides, State Department Director of Policy Planning Ann-Marie Slaughter, penned an email to Clinton, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and aides Huma Abebin and Jacob Sullivan at 10:29 a.m. entitled “an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.”
Anybody think she'd have any moral problem with signing the order if she was President?

Sunday, October 02, 2016

In the Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey, of course

Proof that sometimes sending your kid to public school is child abuse.
When administration was made aware of the presentation, they reached out to the police, who showed up at Harvey’s doorstep and questioned him the same night, reported.

In the presentation, Harvey, who claims to have never even been in detention, listed instances in which people having access to firearms helped them defend themselves and shared anti-gun control cartoons that poked fun at the dangers of gun-free zones.

Ultimately, the seemingly well-intentioned student — who told News 12 New Jersey he has “never been a violent person” — was cleared by law enforcement officers. However, school officials suspended him and mandated he go through a five-hour psychological evaluation before he can return to school.
Because bullshit.  Because sorry excuses for officials are assholes.  Because the teacher is a chickenshit who claimed she did not recall ever giving him the project.

"But having to prove intent makes it harder to get convictions!"

So does the rest of the Constitution, which is why every part of it has been under attack.  After all, if they can jail you when you didn't even know there was a law, let alone intend to violate it, it's easier to control people.
...FBI Director James Comey differentiated her "extremely careless" handling of "very sensitive, highly classified information" from other cases involving "intentional and willful mishandling."

Not everyone gets the benefit of such distinctions. Consider the retiree on a snowmobile outing in Colorado who got lost in a blizzard and unwittingly crossed into a National Forest Wilderness Area; the Native Alaskan trapper who sold 10 sea otters to a buyer he mistakenly believed was also a Native Alaskan; and the 11-year-old Virginia girl who rescued a baby woodpecker from her cat.

The first two incidents resulted in misdemeanor and felony convictions, respectively, while the third led to a fine (later rescinded) and threats of prosecution. All three qualify as federal crimes, even though the perpetrators had no idea they were breaking the law.

The federal code contains something like 5,000 criminal statutes and describes an estimated 30,000 regulatory violations that can be treated as crimes. The fact that no one knows the precise numbers is itself a scandal, compounded by the fact that many of these provisions include minimal or no mens rea requirements, which ask prosecutors to demonstrate that an offender knew he was doing something wrong.
"But that means doing actual work! And actually proving things!  That's hard!"
Sooner or later some bastard in Congress is going to propose ignoring the 4th and 5th Amendments 'in cases of great danger/security risk/importance', because having to actually obey the law gets in the way of convicting someone.

Yet Senate Democrats dismiss the proposed changes as "corporate protection." Their chief complaint is that requiring the government to prove a defendant knew he was breaking the law will make it harder to convict people.

No kidding. The same could be said of many safeguards widely supported by civil libertarians, including the presumption of innocence, the requirement of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and the ban on double jeopardy.

Guilty people, including violent criminals, surely escape conviction because of these rules. Likewise, if Congress beefed up federal mens rea requirements, some white-collar malefactors and felonious fat cats probably would escape criminal punishment as a result. But that prospect should not deter Congress from doing what's right.
'Doing what's right' would've involved, to pick one, a REAL investigation into Fast & Furious(and the other gunrunning operations), and people being fired, and charged, and tried.  We saw just what 'doing what's right' means to far too many in Congress: nothing.

How Director Weasel Comey acts

when it's pointed out he's a lying weasel:
Here Kim quotes Comey performing what students of ancient history will recognize as the Watergate variations:
Mr. Comey suddenly sounded like a man with something to hide. “I don’t remember exactly, sitting here,” he said, in what can only be called the FBI version of “I don’t recall.” He then mumbled that “Having done many investigations myself, there’s always conflicting recollections of facts, some of which are central, some of which are peripheral. I don’t remember, sitting here, about that one.”

Really? Only a few minutes before he had explained that the Justice Department was forced to issue immunity to Ms. Mills because she had asserted attorney-client privilege. Yet he couldn’t remember all the glaring evidence proving she had no such privilege? Usually, the FBI takes a dim view of witnesses who lie.
Except when the EffingBI has been properly paid off.

I think the line is "If you want to know who rules you, see who you're not allowed to insult."