Why, yes… yes he is.
In yet another capitulation to the liberal left, GOP establishmentarian Mitch McConnell says they’re not even gonna try to defund Planned Parenthood.
Linking the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a government funding bill is “an exercise in futility,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Kentucky Republican lawmaker, in an interview with Politico Friday, says he’ll support instead a plan to fund the government into December with no conditions.
“It’s an exercise in futility,” McConnell says of the Planned Parenthood defunding effort. “I’m anxious to defund Planned Parenthood” but “the honest answer of that is that’s not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view.”
“It’s better to be honest with the American people and say, ‘That won’t get it done.’”
According to Politico, McConnell favors a strategy that will include a short-term funding bill to buy time to negotiate a longer-term spending measure – and separately, a vote this month to federally ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
GOP lawmakers have called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the wake of hidden-camera videos showing officials brokering the distribution of fetal tissue to medical research.
But McConnell said either a Democratic minority would block the effort, or President Barack Obama would veto a bill even if it passed the Senate.
“Groups who deeply are concerned about the issue realize this [Planned Parenthood strategy] isn’t going to get that done,” McConnell said.
“What we are going to do is move to the pain-capable [abortion] bill sometime this month and see how people feel about that,” he said referring to a 20-week abortion ban proposal.
Ah well, great. There’s absolutely no thought given to maybe taking the argument to the American people and having them pressure Obama on the issue. Maybe that would even hurt the Democrats. But no, these idiots just love to cave. And then they wonder why Trump and others like Cruz are so popular.
And yes, when he said that John McCain is only considered a war hero because he got caught by the enemy, that was not only douchey, it was untrue. John McCain is a hero because he was offered a chance to be released early from captivity and refused to go, knowing that to do so would mean taking the place of another POW who had been there longer and deserved to be set free ahead of him.
What Trump said was petty and ignorant, and he owes McCain an apology for it, but that doesn’t mean he’s been wrong about practically everything else he’s said about McCain, nor does it mean he has gone out of his way to intentionally insult every POW in American history.
Let’s face it, the guy is a carnival barker who’s made his living in recent years firing people on television for fun and profit. To suspect that he thinks with greater depth than a mud puddle about most issues before commenting on them during an interview is unrealistic, to say the least. Furthermore, to suppose that he hates all POWs because he made an off-the-cuff statement designed to hurt John McCain’s feelings is a stretch, but if he has any brains in his head he will man-up and beg the forgiveness of every former POW still alive (except Bowe Bergdahl) for talking out of his ass about something he is completely unqualified to discuss.
If he does so, perhaps in time people will start to remember that the only things Trump has said about our veterans with any forethought at all is that they’ve been treated like third-class citizens by our federal government for decades, and that the V.A. health care system is a disgraceful joke. The Donald has said these things over and over again, so why aren’t most of the other GOP candidates talking about them? I mean, it’s not like these opinions aren’t firmly anchored in the truth!
Trump has also made illegal immigration a front-page news story again, something that I guarantee most of the other Republicans in the race want to ignore like Bruce Jenner’s twitter account. In fact, I can only think of a few of the current 15 who wouldn’t have put that issue on the back-burner this campaign season had it not been thrown in all their faces so forcefully.
So why did Donald Trump even bring these subjects up in the first place? I believe it’s because he’s a populist who will say pretty much whatever he thinks people want to hear to get elected, but then I’m a cynical bastard when it comes to the thought processes of politicians.
No matter what his motives may be, however, at least he’s talking about things that genuinely matter; things that the vast majority of conservatives have been begging their elected representatives to deal with since forever, only to have those issues dropped like hot potatoes over and over again.
Yes, Trump is a blowhard and a media whore, but the fact that he’s also the only GOP candidate who has repeatedly proclaimed Hillary Clinton to be an out-and-out criminal – which she clearly is – has caused many millions of people to perk up their ears and say: IT’S ABOUT FREAKIN’ TIME SOMEBODY SAID THAT!
When The Donald points out that America consistently loses untold billions of dollars to it’s trade partners year after year, and that we are essentially building China’s infrastructure and military while ours goes to hell in a handbag, people stand up and cheer because they know he’s right. And when he says he would do a lot better than the inept clowns we’ve put in charge of our trade policies since the 1980s, folks tend to believe him. Why? Because despite his arrogant public demeanor and mockable hair style, he probably would!
Moreover, when Trump gives a speech on practically any topic, his audiences take heart in the fact that, despite his many, MANY flaws, at least he won’t be another squishy, establishment Republican who will play Mr. Nice Guy when confronted by the Clinton political machine and Hillary’s leftist minions in the Jurassic press.
The main reason why Trump has gained so much momentum in recent weeks is because people don’t see him as a pushover or a loser, and the GOP base is sick to death of getting their heads handed to them by a pack of socialist dirtbags who are more than happy to arm Islamic terrorists while simultaneously disarming American citizens. They are tired of seeing their top political candidates fold like paper kites in a hurricane every time they are confronted by the left over some invented media controversy about something they said that no right-winger would ever consider controversial.
In essence, Republican voters are begging their candidates to grow some balls and tell these Marxist parasites to go pound sand once and for all, and the only one they see with a bulge in his pants right now is Donald Trump.
A lady friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought of The Donald, and my answer was basically this: I don’t like him very much at all. I think he’s a self-centered, loud-mouthed prick who probably knows a lot less about the issues he discusses than he wants you to believe. Yet, despite all his negative attributes, I’d still vote for him if he were to win the GOP nomination because at least he has some positive leadership qualities, and I don’t see him becoming the sock-puppet of any special interest group anytime soon. What does Hillary Clinton have to offer, other than a closet full of pantsuits and a long history of corruption and failure?
Would I rather see somebody like Ted Cruz or Scott Walker win the primary election? Of course, who in their right mind wouldn’t? That having been said, whoever becomes the Republican nominee had better damned well take a page from the Trump campaign handbook and start hammering Hillary relentlessly over genuine scandals like Benghazi and e-mailgate because if they don’t, you can stick a fork in this once-great nation of ours. It’s all done!
Edward L. Daley
The child thrown from a car by her father during a police chase in Springfield is going to be okay. The child’s father, an armed robbery suspect, was arrested.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News this chase started on Putnam Circle late Friday afternoon. Narcotics detectives had spotted a suspect wanted on an armed robbery warrant. The suspect was reportedly picking up his 10-year-old daughter from the bus stop at the time. Sgt. Delaney said police started to chase the suspect who lead them through Springfield, into Chicopee and then back into Springfield.
According to Delaney, the suspect shoved his young daughter out of the car near Red Rose Pizza in the South End of Springfield. Lieutenant Thomas Maccini told 22News she is going to be okay, and was not taken to the hospital.
Police continued to chase the suspect who then hit a vehicle on Cross Street, ditched his car and was running away. Police caught up with him a short time later and took him into custody.
22News spoke with Saud Madkhali, the owner of the car hit by the suspect. He said, “I’m driving, I can see the police following the man, after I left here from my apartment. He hit my car and it’s big damage on the back.”
The man who was arrested Friday for an armed robbery and for throwing his 10-year-old child from a vehicle he was driving while being pursued by police has been identified.
28-year-old Gilberto Dannil Diaz Jr. of Drexel Street in Springfield is facing numerous charges related to the incident. Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney confirmed the man’s identity with Western Mass News Saturday morning. He added that the girl was 10-years-old, not 8 as was previously reported by police.
Police told us originally that Diaz was wanted for numerous armed robberies at Walgreens and CVS pharmacies where large quantities of prescription pills were taken.
The man initially ran from police on Putnam Circle in Chicopee Friday afternoon shortly before 4:30 p.m. From there he made his way into Chicopee and then back into Springfield.
The driver, who had his 10-year-old daughter in the vehicle at the time of the chase, sped down Liberty Street in Springfield and entered I-291. He exited I-91 in downtown Springfield in an attempt to elude police.
“During the course of this pursuit Diaz drove recklessly throughout the city , striking officers vehicles on several occasions and causing three accidents with minor property damage. The subject also discarded narcotics from the vehicle which were recovered by officers,” explained Delaney.
When Diaz approached Red Rose Pizzeria on Main Street he slowed the Chevy Cruz he was driving to a roll and shoved the young girl out of the vehicle police said, causing her to fall to the ground. He “nearly (struck) his daughter with the vehicle as he attempted to make his getaway again,” added Delaney.
The young girl who was shaken up was not injured in the incident. She was transported to the youth aid bureau and the Department of Youth and Family Services is now assisting with this case.
Police arrested Diaz behind Stockbridge Court, at 45 Willow St., “Detective Kalish forced the vehicle onto a wooded area at the end of Cross St. to prevent any further endangerment to the public. At which point Diaz was apprehended after a foot chase,” said Delaney.
Diaz has been charged with the following: Armed Robbery while Masked Warrant (Diaz held up the Walgreens in Springfield prior to his arrest), Failure to Stop for a P.O., Reckless Operation, 4 counts of A&B by means of a car, Assault by means of Motor Vehicle on a 10-year-old Child, Reckless Behavior of a Child, Risk of Injury to a Child, Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Trafficking in Heroin 36-100 Grams, and 3 counts Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute.
Last Sunday, Springfield police responded to an armed robbery at the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 50 St. James Blvd. There was an arrest warrant issued for Diaz following that armed robbery.
Sgt. John Delaney told Western Mass News at the time that a man armed with a silver handgun jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded employees to open the safe and lay on the floor. The suspect took Oxycodone, Oxycotin and Percocet pills from the store and fled on foot.
This was not the only recent pharmacy robbery though. On April 22, a man robbed an Agawam Walgreens at gunpoint and got away with 40 bottles of Oxycontin.
About one month later, a man walked into an East Longmeadow Walgreens armed with a handgun looking for pills. Police say the suspect got away with a large quantity of pharmaceutical drugs.
No word if Diaz has any connection to those last two incidents.
Long-time rapper Afroman, best known for his 2001 hit “Because I Got High,” committed a shockingly out-of-character move in front of a crowd he played recently in Biloxi, Miss.
Joseph Edgar Foreman, Afroman’s legal name, was skillfully picking his guitar in front a relatively quiet, smaller crowd when suddenly a female fan appeared on stage and began dancing behind him. It was certainly nothing outrageous and the video clearly shows that he was aware that someone was behind him dancing.
As the woman changed her position on the stage ever-so-slightly, Foreman, out of nowhere, laid a devastating right hook into her face, immediately knocking her to the ground.
In the video, you can see that the woman temporarily lay on the ground crying before another man, presumably a friend, got on the stage to check her condition.
As he made his way onto the stage, Foreman visibly gave him some kind of stern warning because the man briefly put his hand up and signaled that he didn’t want any trouble.
To call the incident bizarre would be a massive understatement.
After police were called, Foreman continued to play until they finally arrived and arrested him on assault charges outside of the venue.
Foreman claims he didn’t realize that the person on stage was a woman.
Right, because it’s cool to punch men without provocation. Let us know how that works out for you in front of the judge.
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Conservatives who had wanted to see language to block President Obama’s executive actions inserted into the massive, must-pass government funding bill are expressing frustration and anger at House Republican leadership’s lack of an appetite to fight amnesty now.
“The fix is in, which I’ve been saying all along,” Rep. Matt Salmon said after leaving the GOP’s conference meeting Wednesday morning.
Tuesday night the House Appropriations Committee posted its $1.1 trillion spending package. The measure is expected to receive a vote Thursday. If no funding bill is passed by that night, the government would shut down.
“Promises around here – regardless of who they are made by – don’t seem to mean anything,” Salmon told reporters.
He explained that lawmakers’ phones have been “lighting up” with constituents asking them “do what [they] were elected to do.”
The Arizona lawmaker is spearheading an amendment with other conservative lawmakers to attach an amendment to the funding bill that would prohibit funding for Obama’s executive amnesty. His spokesman estimated to Breitbart News that the amendment currently has 55 co-sponsors. The amendment is, however, unlikely to receive a vote.
Leadership’s spending package instead is designed to fund most of the government through September, but only fund the Department of Homeland Security into February, when Republicans will have more reinforcements in the Senate to pursue a fight against Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
“Without a threat of a government shutdown, this sets up a direct challenge to the president’s unilateral actions on immigration when we have new majorities in both chambers of Congress,” House Speaker John Boehner explained to reporters.
Conservative lawmakers Wednesday not only expressed frustration with the short amount of time given to consider the 1,603 page bill and the fact that it does not defund executive amnesty immediately, but they also questioned whether leadership would actually give a full-fledged fight next year.
“What is there to suggest that a few months from now you will oppose the amnesty that you have today funded?” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), also a co-sponsor of the defund amendment, asked.
“My biggest concern is that there are a significant number of Republicans who support amnesty, they just don’t support the way in which the president did it. That is a big distinction,” the Alabama conservative said.
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), another of the defund amendment’s co-sponsors, told Breitbart News that his constituents have been calling him to support of defunding executive amnesty.
According to Fleming “an avalanche” of calls from constituents could move the needle to get more members to push for defunding amnesty now.
“That’s what it takes. Otherwise I think Republicans are at serious risk of going out there and supporting something the American people do not support,” Fleming said.
He anticipated that many of the co-sponsors of the defund amendment will vote no on the package.
“For every one of us they’re going to have to find one [Democrat],” Fleming said.
Some of the ability to fight Obama on executive amnesty will be lost if House Republicans go along with allowing it to be funded, if only for a short time, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) argues.
“My point is you either defend the Constitution when the president violates it or you lose some of your ability and traction to do so later,” King said. “I think its better to fight now than it is later. So therefore I have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, that’s for this Congress and I expect to be standing on the floor January 6th taking another one. I don’t want to have voted to fund the lawless, unconstitutional act by the president and then I could take an oath and mean it.”
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), another defund amendment co-sponsor, said stopping amnesty is “the issue of the day,” saying the executive actions will already be implemented come next year when leadership hopes to have the fight against them.
“That’s probably impossible to undo it in late February. This idea we’re going to take it up next year, it’s too late if you’re going to wait until after the DACA has been implemented,” he argued.
The defund amendment will be presented to the House Rules Committee by another leader in the effort, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), later Wednesday according to Salmon’s spokesman.
While Salmon told reporters he “is sure [Rules] won’t” accept the amendment, he stressed that conservatives still have to try. He added that he still expected the overall funding measure to pass despite the opposition from conservatives frustrated over funding amnesty.
King told Breitbart News that he is not co-sponsoring the Salmon and Mulvaney effort but will instead try to get the House Rules Committee to take up an effort that that goes even further, to target not only Obama’s most recent executive amnesty but also DACA and the Morton Memos.
“Somebody’s got to preserve our constitutional argument and if I don’t bring my amendment there is a concession,” he explained.
The US defense secretary has been fired after less than two years in office as the White House re-orders a national security strategy upended by the Islamic State (Isis).
Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama’s third Pentagon chief and a former Republican senator, will leave the Department of Defense just weeks after his spokesman said Hagel was looking forward to serving “for the remainder” of the Obama administration.
Two senior administration officials told the Guardian on Monday that a New York Times report of his exit was “correct”, and said more details would be announced shortly by the White House.
Obama is expected to confirm his defense secretary’s departure in a “personnel announcement” scheduled in the State Dining Room at 11.10am ET. It was not clear if Obama would announce another change to his Iraq-Syria war strategy to correspond with Hagel’s departure.
The first national security casualty of Obama’s midterm elections defeat was one who, despite his Capitol Hill pedigree and Republican registration, never won the confidence of the congressional GOP, who considered him a water-carrier for the administration.
Before Obama’s announcement, a senior administration official praised Hagel as “a steady hand,” and said Hagel had been speaking with Obama in October about leaving “given the natural post-midterms transition time.” Hagel’s spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, told Pentagon reporters on November 7 that Hagel expected to stay on.
Hagel was out of step with the administration on Isis, having urged the White House to clarify its stance on ushering Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad out of power and bizarrely inflating the threat Isis posed, calling it “an imminent threat to every interest we have” in an August press conference. While the administration has publicly ruled out using US ground forces in combat in Iraq, Hagel and particularly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, floated precisely that as an option in testimony earlier this month.
A man who never quite found his footing as Pentagon chief, Hagel also testified that the US strategy against Isis – which focuses on Iraq primarily and Syria peripherally – was working, even as it undergoes frequent adjustment and revision.
Yet the strategy has come under criticism from hawks as well as doves. Hawks want a deeper US commitment of air as well as ground forces to beating Isis back, while doves are alarmed at the shifting of US war aims and commensurate resources. The next chairman of the Senate armed services committee, Arizona Republican John McCain, wants a more forceful US response to Isis and had long fallen out with his former friend Hagel.
In the five months since Isis seized Mosul, Obama has authorized 3,000 new troops to advise and train Iraqis, and expanded an air war into Syria. Pentagon efforts to field a Syrian proxy force have barely begun and are expected to take a year before yielding the first capable units.
Hagel, a Vietnam combat veteran and a non-commissioned army officer, was not expected to be a wartime defense secretary, instead brought in to manage the downsizing of US ground forces and shore up the administration’s at-times uneasy relationship with the military. His Senate confirmation hearing saw the former senator rambling and unfocused; he mischaracterized the administration’s position on Iran. Amongst Hagel’s more forceful positions early in office was to warn against US involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Several oft-mentioned names to replace Hagel have already surfaced. Former defense policy chief Michele Flournoy, a figure deeply identified with the troop surge in Afghanistan, would be the first woman to run the Pentagon. The Times reported that Rhode Island Senate Democrat Jack Reed is in the running, as is Ashton Carter, a senior official noted for his management and budgetary skills who was Robert Gates’ acquisitions chief and Leon Panetta’s deputy secretary.
The senior official said a successor would be nominated in “short order” and Hagel will serve until his successor’s confirmation.
State Police arrested a naked man who was beating on cars and getting into fights at a Southern Oregon music festival that promoted the benefits of hemp.
Troopers went to the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in the Josephine County community of Provolt early Sunday found four men holding the naked man on the ground. Troopers took him into custody.
They said he kicked one of them several times and kept kicking in the back of the patrol car.
Medical personnel sedated the man and he was taken to a hospital in Grants Pass.
State police say 27-year-old Timothy A. Seaux (SO) was later taken to jail and held on charges of criminal mischief, menacing, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today as a result of a 13-count indictment which claims the powerful Texas Democrat took $950,000 in bribes. Wiley’s attorney, Billy Ravkind, confirmed that he was arrested early Friday morning and is in Federal custody. The indictment indicates Wiley received the bribes in the form of cash, cars and property and that he and his political operatives used the ill-gotten gains to commit tax and mail fraud. For the full indictment, please access the following link.
The indictment charges that, among other things, Price and his accomplices used his office and stature in a conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, deprivation of honest services by mail fraud and aiding and abetting, conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service as well as subscribing to a false and fraudulent U.S. individual income tax returns.
“The indictment unsealed today alleges that for more than a decade, in a shocking betrayal of public trust, Commissioner Price sold his office on the Dallas County Commissioners Court in exchange for a steady stream of bribes,” U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña said.
John Wiley Price has been a lightning-rod for controversy for much of his political career for his bombastic and often racist statements. In 2013 he made headlines for getting into a very public battle with Dallas Country Sheriff Lupe Valdez over the promotion of a white man for a position previously held by a black woman. Perry argued that it would leave the seven-person command staff with only one African-American.
In February 2011 Price got into a a heated verbal exchange with Dallas lawyer Jeff Turner at a Dallas county commissioner’s meeting. Turner repeatedly called Price a ‘Chief Mullah’ and ‘tribal’, terms which Price took offense to and prompted him to ask Turner to speak to him in private. Price later stated that he interpreted “Mullah” as “Moolah”, similar to the racial epithet “Moulie.” The public confrontation resulted in a shouting match before Price asked out loud why all the speakers were white. When an audience member shouted, “You’ve asked respect of us. We demand respect from you,” Price said “All of you are white. Go to hell.” Price then exited the meeting and challenged the protesters to follow him outside. At this point security personnel ordered the court to be cleared.
John Wiley Price spent much of the 1980′s & 90′s as an “Al Sharpton of the Lone Star State,” leading numerous protests on racial-related issues. In 1991 during a protest, Price was accused of breaking the ankle of a white construction worker. In May 1992, Price was found not guilty of felony assault charges from the incident.
For twelve years, Price hosted a nightly radio show on KKDA’s “Talk Back, Liberation Radio.” According to his website, John Wiley Price continued in his crusade to educate the community by serving as host of Liberation Nation KNON 89.3 for more than six years thereafter.
Price’s colleagues indicted in the case include longtime executive assistant Dapheny Elaine Fain, political consultant Kathy Louise Nealy, and Nealy’s account manager Christian Lloyd Campbell. The face he showed to his constituents is one of a champion of the people, dubbing himself “our man downtown” on his web site. He also produced a promotional video as the investigations started, hitting on many standard Democratic Party themes.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Fain is expected to surrender to authorities Friday and that Nealy has been arrested. Campbell’s current status is not yet known.
“It erodes public confidence,” Diego Rodriguez, the lead agent in the FBI’s Dallas office, said of Price’s alleged activity. “The majority of public servants who work at the local, state and federal governments are honest.” Rodriguez added, “A small number have the agenda to “line their own pockets or those of friends and family and business partners.”
In June of this year the Dallas Democrat demanded that Texas taxpayers pay him “substantial monetary slavery reparations” to help him pay his legal bills while the FBI investigation ensued, which led to his arrest today on 13 counts of fraud.
Ryan Tannenholz, a 28-year-old Idaho man, was jailed Thursday after he allegedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a cat.
According to Boise police, Tannenholz engaged in sexual acts with a cat multiple occasions between January 2012 and January 2013.
Investigators have not released details about how they learned of the abuse or who owns the cat. A warrant was issued for Tannenholz’ arrest in July.
Online Furry News Magazine announced on its website that Tannenholz was a member of the furry fandom community. They went on to describe him as a “fursuiter who portrays himself as a black and white “sparkly husky, a blue fox or a purple canine.”
Tannenholz was booked into jail and charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. He remains held in lieu of $250,000 bond.
BARACK (Wizard Of Uhs) OBAMA
Former U.S. Senator
President Of The United States
HILLARY (Rotten) CLINTON
Former U.S. Senator
Former U.S. Secretary Of State
ERIC (Fast & Furious) HOLDER
DOUCHEBAG CUM LAUDE
Former U.S. Superior Court Judge For The District Of Columbia
Attorney General Of The United States
DOUGLAS (Egg Roller) SHULMAN
DOUCHEBAG SECOND CLASS
Former Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Vice Chairman
Former U.S. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner
LOIS (Fifth Amendment) LERNER
DOUCHEBAG SECOND CLASS
Former Federal Elections Commission Director
U.S. Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Director
SARAH (Tea Party Pooper) INGRAM
DOUCHEBAG THIRD CLASS
Former U.S. Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Director
U.S. Internal Revenue Service Affordable Care Act Office Director
LISA (Greenie Meanie) JACKSON
DOUCHEBAG THIRD CLASS
Former New Jersey Department Of Environmental Protection Assistant Commissioner Of Compliance And Enforcement
Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
JAY (Goebbels) CARNEY
Former Time Magazine Washington Bureau Chief
White House Press Secretary
SUSAN (YouTube) RICE
Former Assistant Secretary Of State For African Affairs
U.S. Ambassador To The United Nations
Eric “fast and furious” Holder’s legacy of corruption, power, influence, and greed will be a tough act for any future Attorney General to follow. He is the only Attorney General in our nation’s history to facilitate the pardon of a convicted felon and fugitive. Like Barack Obama, he is a privileged minority with a chip on his shoulder and a fellow supporter of Black Liberation Theology.
But that’s not even the worst of it.
Here are the reasons why our current Attorney General is the worst in no particular order:
He represented Washington, DC in DC versus Heller joining then Attorney General Janet Reno in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold the DC hand gun ban. In his argument he actually said, “The Second Amendment does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms for purposes unrelated to a state’s operation of a well regulated militia.” (Sorry Mr. Holder, but the Second Amendment is not negotiable or left to interpretation.)
He advocated for and justified the use of drones to kill US citizens even on US soil. On March 5, 2013 Eric Holder said this, “Drone strikes against American citizens on US soil are legal. After this outrageous statement the Attorney General started to backtrack from these comments saying, “Using lethal force against American citizens on US soil was highly unlikely. We hope no President will ever be faced with that decision. However if there was an imminent threat such as a domestic terror attack on the country similar to Pearl Harbor or 9-11 it is conceivable that the use of an unmanned aircraft could be used as a viable option. (Mr. Holder, the fact that you believe this should make every American fearful of you, this Administration, and our government.)
He Initially was a proponent of trying 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a New York City courtroom rather than at a military tribunal. (Sorry, Mr. Holder but this animal who maliciously murdered almost three thousand of your fellow Americans doesn’t deserve to have some Columbia leftist lawyer like yourself representing him, let alone in New York City at the scene of the crime.)
He blocked legislation in Texas and other states that called for voters to show picture ID in order to curb illegal voting. His ridiculous reason was, “It would disproportionately affect minority voters from the electoral process.” (No Mr. Holder it would stop voter fraud which you obviously support and no it would not be a poll tax either as most of the legislation called for cost free ID cards.)
He refused to prosecute and even dropped the charges against the New Black Panther Party; who on Election Day in 2008 stood outside polling stations dressed in paramilitary uniforms, carrying nightsticks and intimidated voters. His reason: He has stated on many occasions that he is unwilling to prosecute minorities for civil rights violations. “I think it does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.” (Mr. Holder, not only is this a blatant disregard for the rule of law, but more importantly it shows what a racist anti-white bigot you are as you selectively disenfranchise voters you deem unworthy of such.)
He filed a law suit against the state of Arizona over their anti illegal immigration bill, SB 1070 without even reading it first. He said the bill might lead to “racial profiling”. (Mr. Holder, SB 1070 does not racially profile anyone. Maybe if you would’ve read it first you would’ve known that.)
In February 2011, he announced that the Department of Justice would no longer defend cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act in court. He deemed DOMA was unconstitutional. (Wrong again Mr. Holder, where in the Constitution does it say that Traditional Marriage is unconstitutional, but Gay Marriage is constitutional? I think your reason is like yourself, a little light in the loafers.)
He was found in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee for lying, misleading, and stonewalling the investigation by withholding information concerning the gun running scandal Operation Fast and Furious. (Mr Holder, I hope you can sleep at night with the blood of Border Agent Brian Terry on your hands as well as numerous others who died by the guns you provided to Mexican Drug Cartels.)
His most recent scandal is unfolding as I write this. His Justice Department has acquired illegal phone records from many reporters and editors at the left leaning Associated Press. This was in retaliation to a story the Associated Press ran about a Covert Mission in Yemen that foiled the plot of the so called “underwear” bomber.
The Obama Administration lied to the American people when they said publicly that they had no imminent or credible threat of a coming terrorist attack that was to coincide with the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death. This was not true and the Associated Press knew they were not telling the truth. In fact, the Administration pleaded with the Associated Press not to run the story because it was in an Election year.
As soon as the Associated Press ran the story the Administration illegally seized over two months of phone records. (Mr. Holder, your disgusting intimidation tactics make you unfit to hold the position in our government that you do. I can only hope and pray that you, your boss, and all of his Socialist, Marxist, cohorts eventually go down with the ship. If the Republicans had any testicular fortitude you would all be wearing black and white stripes in Leavenworth.)
The Constitution says we need to keep America safe from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Throughout our history we have fought foreign enemies in far away lands but now we have an enemy within our own borders and inside our government.
America is the last great hope on earth; without our compassion and guidance the world would be a very dark and dismal place. America has been the leader in prosperity, freedom, liberty, and self governance since its founding. The Obama Administration is like a cancer and its supporters are the carriers of the disease known as liberalism. If we don’t stop them soon they will destroy what little we have left in regard to liberty and freedom. How do you destroy the greatest, most powerful country on earth? Just ask the Obama Administration and Eric Holder; they seem to have all the answers.
In a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, executives from several news organizations said the attorney general pledged to change the way the Justice Department conducts investigations that involve reporters.
Government officials said they would work to change guidelines on issuing subpoenas in criminal investigations involving reporters and ensure searches that have raised concerns recently about freedom of the press are not repeated, the editors said.
The news executives made the comments Thursday after meeting with Holder and some of his aides.
The discussion took place following an outcry from news organizations over the Justice Department’s secret gathering of some Associated Press reporters’ phone records and some emails of a Fox News journalist.
Last week, President Barack Obama ordered a review of the Justice Department guidelines.
One of the news media participants, Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, said the news executives told the department officials that reporters were concerned about using their email and concerned about using their office telephones.
“It was a constructive meeting,” said Baron. “They expressed their commitment to the president’s statement that reporters would not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.”
Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, said that in addition to the commitment to change the guidelines, there also was a renewed commitment to support a federal shield law for journalists. Such laws in force in many states protect journalists from having to reveal confidential sources.
“We diplomatically raised our concerns – don’t know what’s going to happen if anything,” said Jim Warren, Washington bureau chief of the New York Daily News. “Who knows what’s going to happen if they practice what they seem to preach and try to change some laws that we feel are very relevant. I think it’s sort of an opening gambit.” Warren said “there were some specifics talked about, more of a legal and statutory nature,” but he did not elaborate.
Other news media participants were Jane Mayer, a staff writer for the New Yorker; and John Harris, editor in chief of Politico.
The Associated Press didn’t attend the meeting because it objected to the meeting being off the record. The New York Times said it wouldn’t attend because of the department’s off-the-record ground rules.
Asked why the news executives decided to participate, Baron said people in the press frequently have off-the-record discussions.
“We feel very strongly about the issues here,” said Baron. “This was an opportunity for us to share our views with people at the highest level of the Justice Department.”
Besides Holder, Deputy Attorney General James Cole and seven other Justice Department officials also participated.
You just knew this was coming, didn’t you?
DOJ: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights
In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.
[Ed.: Apparently the DOJ needs to read the Bill of Rights again and, in particular, the First Amendment.]
The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America is all about.
…Evidently that was a precursor of sorts for an upcoming Tennessee event (“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society”) that will feature the region’s top DOJ official [Bill Killian], who serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and an FBI representative. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles, according to a local newspaper report. The June 4 powwow is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The area’s top federal prosecutor, Bill Killian, will address a topic that most Americans are likely unfamiliar with, even those well versed on the Constitution; that federal civil rights laws can actually be violated by those who post inflammatory documents aimed at Muslims on social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian says in the local news story. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
…Over the years the Obama administration has embarked on a fervent crusade to befriend Muslims by creating a variety of outreach programs at a number of key federal agencies. For instance the nation’s Homeland Security covertly met with a group of extremist Arab, Muslim and Sikh organizations to discuss national security matters and the State Department sent a controversial, anti-America Imam (Feisal Abdul Rauf) to the Middle East to foster greater understanding and outreach among Muslim majority communities.
The Obama Administration has also hired a special Homeland Security adviser (Mohamed Elibiary) who openly supports a radical Islamist theologian and renowned jihadist ideologue and a special Islam envoy that condemns U.S. prosecutions of terrorists as “politically motivated persecutions” and has close ties to radical extremist groups.
The president has even ordered the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to shift its mission from space exploration to Muslim diplomacy and the government started a special service that delivers halal meals, prepared according to Islamic law, to home-bound seniors in Detroit. [And who] could forget Hillary Clinton’s special order allowing the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties have long banned them from the U.S.?
In other words, criticizing Islamofascism – the political strain of Islam – could very well be criminalized by the Obama-Holder administration. The Islamist term for this crime is “Blasphemy”, which may include one or more of the following crimes:
– speaking ill of Allah
– finding fault with Muhammad
– speculating about how Muhammad would behave if he were alive
– drawing a picture to represent Muhammad
– whistling during prayers
– flouting the rules prescribed for Ramadan
– reciting Muslim prayers in a language other than Arabic
– consuming alcohol
– being alone with persons of the opposite sex who are not blood relatives
– finding amusement in Islamic customs
– publishing an unofficial translation of the Qur’an
– practicing yoga
– watching a film or listening to music
– wearing make-up on television
– insulting religious scholarship
– wearing the clothing of Jews or of Zoroastrians
– participating in non-Islamic religious festivals
– converting from Islam to Christianity
This crime is, in many cases, punishable by death. In other words, you are no longer living in America.
It takes a special kind of skill to do Jay Carney’s job, at least the way Jay Carney does it. The rule of modern-day politics is that you never concede anything the other side says, no matter how absurd the claim you have to make. That means you’ve got to twist yourself into some pretty contorted pretzels sometimes, but that’s the rule and you have to follow the rule.
One staple of the rule, of course, is that you can never – under any circumstances – admit that someone on your team lied, especially when it’s about something serious like taking a buzz saw to freedom of the press. So when someone on your side actually does lie, you’ve sometimes got to go through some pretty wild machinations to make the case that he didn’t. Not easy, but hey, lying craftily is why they pay Jay Carney the big bucks.
What do you do, though, when faced with a lie like Eric Holder’s lie – the one where he never knew anything about possibly prosecuting a member of the press for disclosure of information, even though he himself signed a warrant against a member of the press and used the possible prosecution of the reporter as justification for doing so.
That’s not just an arguable lie. That’s a lie. That’s an I-didn’t-take-any-cookies-oh-you’ve-got-video-of-me-taking-cookies-OK-you-got-me lie. That’s what that is. How do you claim that’s not a lie? You can’t use logic. You can’t say, “Oh look, a squirrel!” You have to be completely absurd. So if that’s what you have to do, you might as well embrace it for all its worth. You don’t just claim the lie isn’t a lie. You claim it is self-evidently not a lie. Hey. Might as well. If you have to go over the cliff, you might as well run fast.
“It seems self-evident that that charge is inaccurate,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “Based on the published reports that I have seen, I have seen no conflict between what the attorney general said and published reports.”
The “published reports” refers to NBC’s report that it was Holder who signed off on the warrant against Rosen. How can that not be a lie? It can’t. It’s a simple, straightforward impossibility. So Carney tells another lie to cover it up:
“Clearly what the attorney general said is accurate,” he said.
Carney said that media reports indicate that no prosecution of Rosen is being contemplated, and that therefore Holder’s statement regarding potential prosecution is correct.
“I think based on what you said, he testified truthfully,” Carney said after the Holder quote was read aloud by a reporter. “You guys are conflating the subpoena with prosecution.”
Now granted, Carney’s lie is a lie of implication, but that doesn’t make it any less dishonest. By emphasizing that no prosecution of Rosen is under current consideration, Carney tries to change the story to be about the here and now. But it’s not about the here and now. The warrant was issued in 2009, based on the administration’s claim at that time that Rosen might be a criminal co-conspirator in a leak case. That means that the potential for prosecution was either a) real; or b) presented to the judge as real as justification for the warrant, if it there really was no such consideration, then that’s another lie.
Whatever is being considered or not considered now is completely irrelevant. Holder lied when he said he knew nothing about potential prosecution of a journalist for disclosure of information. Carney lied to try to cover up Holder’s lie.
This whole administration is nothing but a bunch of liars.
John Boehner was re-elected to another two-year term as speaker of the House on Thursday, capping a turbulent period that saw the failure of his “Plan B” to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and open hostility from fellow Republicans over not holding a vote for Hurricane Sandy aid.
The Ohio Republican received 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes from his party. House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who received 192 votes.
A visibly emotional Boehner used his post-election remarks to decry the rising national debt and said Congress must be “willing, truly willing, to make this problem right.”
“The American dream is in peril so long as its namesake is weighed down by this anchor of debt,” Boehner said.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) received three Republican votes. Republican Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Raul Labrador (Idaho) each received one vote. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) received two votes and Reps. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) each received one.
The Constitution does not require the speaker to be a member of the House, which welcomed two votes for former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) from Reps. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and even one vote for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
A Delaware man arrested for his 7th DUI told police he crashed his car because he was trying to avoid an elephant on the road.
Thirty-one-year-old Samuel Phipps was arrested after the crash that occurred Friday evening on I-295 southbound near the on-ramp for Delaware Route 141 northbound.
According to investigators, Phipps drove his 1998 Land Rover off of the left side of the roadway and struck the left guardrail.
The trooper who responded to the scene found that Phipps appeared to be impaired. Investigators say that Phipps admitted to smoking marijuana that had been dipped in PCP prior to driving.
According to investigators, Phipps told the trooper that the accident was a result of Phipps swerving to avoid an elephant he observed running in the path of his vehicle.
Phipps was charged with Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Drug and Failure to Have Required Insurance. This is his 7th DUI arrest.
Phipps is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $21,000 secured bond.
David Weber, a 53-year-old Florida man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly stole a credit card from a parked car, went into a bar to buy a drink with the card, then discovered that card he stole belonged to the bartender who was serving drinks that night.
According to Miami Beach police, Weber broke into a car parked inside a parking garage Monday night and stole a credit card out of it. He then went into a nearby bar and presented the card while ordering a drink.
Investigators say the bartender working that night recognized the card as his and called police.
During questioning, Weber claimed that he found the card on the ground and denied having anything to do with burglarizing the bartender’s car.
Weber was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail and charged with credit card fraud and theft.
A Michigan man has continued to accept food aid from the state even though he won big in a state lottery game and said he told officials about it.
Leroy Fick won the $2 million jackpot in the “Make Me Rich!” contest in June. Despite receiving about $850,000 in winnings, the Auburn resident is still using his Michigan Bridge Card, an electronic version of food stamps.
Fick’s lawyer said his client hasn’t done anything illegal.
“He did call the state,” John Wilson, the Midland attorney representing Fick, told The Bay City Times for a story Wednesday. “Not to mention, the state knows he won. They issued the check.”
Further, Wilson said, Fick’s case was recently reviewed and his eligibility was confirmed.
“It’s not him,” Wilson said. “As far as him doing the right thing by the (Department of Human Services), he did the right thing.”
Fick told WNEM-TV in Saginaw that more than half the lottery prize went to taxes. He said the department told him he could continue to use the card, which is paid with tax dollars.
“If you’re going to … try to make me feel bad, you aren’t going to do it,” he said.
Fick appeared on the lottery show after winning $1,000 on one of the lottery’s $20 instant games.
Department spokeswoman Gisgie Gendreau said that, under federal guidelines, if a person receives a lump-sum payment, the winnings are not counted as income. The money is considered income if the person receives regular, ongoing payments.
DHS inspector general’s office director Al Kimichik said food assistance on the Bridge card is guided by federal regulations but authorities are taking steps to change the policy.