In a situation worthy of a mash-up between segregationist George Wallace and George Orwell’s 1984 MiniTru we have Atty. General Eric Holder At National Council Of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection. Special exemptions for those who seek a Superior “Equality” of their own. And as such;
The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder promised during a Saturday address at the National Council of La Raza Convention in Las Vegas.
Those of you not belonging to a Specially Protected Group can just move along now, nothing to see here, it’s not for you this whole “Equality” shenanigans-thing.
Meanwhile Holder has refused to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious, a botched and utterly reckless BATFE “investigation”/operation that was cleared at the highest levels and designed to manipulate public opinion, and was an attempt to
track run (or walk) guns purchased in the United States through a couple known informants who had DEA protection, those rifles purposely funneled to violent drug cartels in Mexico without ANY notice to the Mexican Government – unlike an earlier Bush Administration operation had attempted, and been shut-down – for the same, huge risks involved.
One of these guns was later found at the scene of a shootout where an American law enforcement officer died shooting BEAN-BAGS at a heavily-armed Mexican drug-cartel members.
According to HuffPo, “The precise role Justice Department officials of Fast and Furious played in making the gun available remains unclear. Holder is the first sitting cabinet secretary in U.S. history to face a contempt charge.”
Thanks to the Weekly Standard, the headline resonates with cross-aisle commingling: Some Dems Will Likely Join Republicans to Vote for Repeal.
Larry Kissell of North Carolina has already said he will vote for repeal. Kissell, who will also be skipping the Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte and has declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, voted against Obamacare in 2010 but also voted against repealing the law in 2011.
Governor Bobby Jindal says no “Health Exchanges” in Louisiana. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is on the fence, Governor Rick Scott of Florida says they will join Scott Walker in Wisconsin and wait before implementing the costly bureaucracy, unfunded mandate, and regulatory nightmare of Obamacare.
Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district…Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers….Pelosi’s district’s waivers are the first major examples of luxurious, gourmet restaurants and hotels getting a year-long pass from Obamacare. Read more:
Other waiver-recipients include Boboquivari’s restaurant in San Francisco, Café des Amis on ultra-expensive Union street, Café Mason near Union Square, The Franciscan Crab restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf with menu entrees ranging from about $15 to $60, San Francisco’s four-star hotel Campton Place and the Hotel Nikko, and Tru Spa, which Allure Magazine rated the “best day spa in San Francisco.” Pelosi’s office did not respond to The DC’s requests for comment either…
Hero bound to rock
Prometheus and Albatross
Pecking at his eyes
In Klingon T’aaX
Is T’aaX-Plural and now
the Wookie is MAD
Aged and decrepit doomed
Bloodletting and Leeches and
Onepill Makes You small
More Tequila for
my horses and my men
Page Dr. Gozer
is fattened by the money
pouring from the vein
We must STOP SB 249 NOW!
StopSB249.org is home to the Stop SB 249 campaign, a grassroots coalition of The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (Cal-FFL), and thousands of interested Californians.
The Stop SB 249 campaign was established to inform the public of the dangerous Senate Bill 249 authored by California Senator Leland Yee and help connect people with their government. SB 249 has the potential of rendering nearly every single “off-list lower” (OLL), registered “assault weapon,” and other firearms and parts unlawful to import into this state, make, sell, loan, transfer or possess.
SB 249 could even shutter firearm dealers, sporting goods retailers, and accessory vendors.
SB 249 is a bill that PUTS YOU and YOUR RIGHTS AT RISK.
As Say Uncle reports, Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence…and three-times is…a Charm?
Lying under oath:
Lanny Breuer and Eric Holder “testify” – Getty Images
Holder’s Department of Justice has already withdrawn two admittedly false statements made to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious. In December 2011, the DOJ withdrew a Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley in which Holder’s DOJ LIE #1.
denied that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the DOJ ever allowed guns to walk.
Holder’s DOJ withdrew a second statement this week — one Holder himself made during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: LIE #2.
“An attorney general who I suppose you would hold in higher regard was briefed on these kinds of tactics in an operation called Wide Receiver and did nothing to stop them — nothing,”
Holder told Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn during that hearing. “Three hundred guns, at least, walked in that instance.” The DOJ has withdrawn that statement because it’s admittedly false.
On Thursday afternoon, The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket reported that Gohmert pointed out how Holder made a similar false accusation against Mukasey during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.
From the NRA-ILA…the Michigan House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state’s dumb-ass handgun “permit-to-purchase” and illegal registration requirements. (My emphasis added)
House Bill 5225 passed in the state House by a 74 to 36 vote. HB 5225 would repeal the bureaucratic state “permit-to-purchase” handguns and instead utilize the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499 also passed in the state House along with HB 5225. These three bills now go to the state Senate where they will be assigned to the appropriate committees.
Some of the key points of HB 5225 as amended are:
- Repeal the state requirement to seek police permission to purchase a firearm by traveling to a local police station and obtaining a permit to purchase.
- Repeal the requirement to register a completely legally purchased and owned firearm by a law-abiding citizen to be registered with the government through the police.
- Adopt the use of the federally-funded National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
- Default to the federal standard of prohibited persons and each purchase would still require a background check.
- Cut Michigan’s costs by using the federally-administered national instant background check system and eliminate wasted man-hours of tracking lawful gun owners in Michigan.
Today the Googlezoids’ own Calendar add-on “US Holidays” lists (today) as a Birthday-holiday for skeezy lecherous man-skank and amyl-nitrate popping drug-addict, the former President JFK, but nobody I know gets the day off – is it a Post Office thing?
Kevin of the Exurban League has some good commentariat on the Administration’s “new ” (or really not-so-new) campaign-sloganeering:
No, really, this is what they’re going with.
Because forward is ALWAYS the right way to go. (see the rest)
Meme this Peg-boy Leahy; You owe it to Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and over 200 Mexican Nationals, many of them law enforcement.
Via Borepatch, from The Drawn Cutlass, and the Sipsy Street Irregulars who notice what is observed by the Confederate Yankee – leaky-Leahy got a butt-plug, he’s a leaky-no-mo’:
When the Iran-Contra scandal was just beginning to brew, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy strategically leaked an unclassified draft report on the Iran-Contra affair in order to ensure a press frenzy….We’re hearing the words “Iran-Contra” again.
This time they are surfacing—along with Watergate—in comparison to the greatest political scandal of our age, a number of operations where agents acting on behalf of the executive branch “walked” thousands of weapons into the hands of drug cartels and domestic gangs.
As Mike Vanderboegh points out, Leahy isn’t interested in justice. He’s only interested in protecting the political investment he made in President Obama.