Thursday, September 1, 2011


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-- Robert A. Heinlein


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Gunwalker: Cover-up = damning email = Newell perjury certain

Congressional investigators tell CBS News there's evidence the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as "Fast and Furious" and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Terry was murdered in Arizona near the US border last December. Two assault rifles ATF had allegedly allowed onto the street without interdiction were found at the scene.

But the US Attorney's office working both the Terry murder and the "Fast and Furious" operation did not immediately disclose the two had any link. Two Republicans investigating the scandal, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) say there's evidence that officials at ATF and the US Attorney's office sought to hide the connection.

In a letter, Grassley and Issa say the lead prosecutor on Fast and Furious, Assistant US Attorney Emory Hurley, learned almost immediately that guns allowed onto the street in his case, had been recovered at Terry's murder. "(I)n the hours after Agent Terry's death," says the letter from Grassley and Issa, Hurley apparently "contemplated the connection between the two cases and sought to prevent the connection from being disclosed." The Justice Department recently transferred Hurley out of the criminal division into the civil division.

An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry's death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder scene: "... this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case."

Another ATF email indicates that the justification both offices used to not charge the suspect with crimes related to the murder scene "was to not 'complicate' the FBI's investigation."

Heatin' and A Beatin' Welding Service:)

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Excessive Criminal Laws Trap Honest American Businessman

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Endangered Species of Africa



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Race Badgering at its finest........

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Pathetic, Cindy Casares, and I'm sure the good boys of Texas can take care of themselves quite adequately.
"........the Texas Brigade was passing in review to honor a visiting British colonel. The visitor noticed that the wear and tear of months in the field had taken the seat of almost every Texan's trousers. Some had patched them, but a good many more hadn't. "Never mind their raggedness, Colonel. "The enemy never sees the back of my Texans," said Lee.

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-31-11

Injustice Everywhere


Here are the 38 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this record-breaking* Wednesday, August 31, 2011:

  • Washington Co OR sued by man who was unarmed & only dressed in underwear when he was shot by deputies who burst into the house he was staying in over a minor property damage complaint [3]
  • Seminole Co FL settles suit for $3.2mil to man shot by deputies on his own property, dept destroyed evidence [0]
  • Pittsburgh PA narc cop subject of fed probe & planned lawsuit for allegedly pistol whipping a motorist during a traffic stop last year[3]
  • 9 Westchester Co NY police agencies involved in alleged excessive force incident on video against Muslim men & women [3]
  • Omaha NE police investigate videotaped arrest at hospital involving 9 cops, some seen punching & kicking man [1]
  • Polk Co IA deputy once disciplined for racially profiling Hispanics now investigated for allegedly pistol-whipping Hispanic man & beating another in an off-duty road rage incident where the uninjured deputy claims he was the victim. While the department is defending him, a third-party witness says the deputy appeared to be the aggressor. [1]
  • New Orleans LA cop fired for violating policies in car chase that ended in uninvolved 18yr-old girl’s death [0]
  • Karnak IL police chief investigated for tasering & arresting councilman after he voted against new police dog [3]
  • Philadelphia PA cop arrested on several charges over previously reported allegations that he raped a woman in his cruiser that he offered a ride to while on duty [0]
  • San Jose CA cop reinstated after he was fired for his role in a DUI cover-up has now arrested on allegations that he sexually molested 2 teenage boys that he plied with alcohol. [0]
  • Harris Co TX Precinct 3 Constable deputy resigns in lieu of firing for allegedly fondling woman during traffic stop [0]
  • RCMP constable sues alleging supervisor misused his position to sexually assault her & force her into relationship [3]
  • Brazos Co TX Precinct 2 deputy constable arrested for kidnapping after spotted handcuffing woman without cause then driving her around without taking her to the station. There may be more to this one since the investigation is ongoing. [1]
  • Knoxville TN cop gets probation in plea deal for plying 2 teen girls w/alcohol while downloading child porn [0]
  • Livingston TN sued by woman after chief gives recommendation to cop fired for groping & sending her genital pics [3]
  • San Bernardino Co CA deputy sentenced to 270days jail for having sex w/17yr-old female member of explorers program [0]
  • Amber OK asst police chief arrested on allegations he pointed gun at wife & children while talking about murder/suicide and saying, “which one should I shoot first?” [0]
  • Baltimore MD police sued by man claiming cops deleted videos on cell in confrontation between cops & girlfriend [4]
  • Lakewood OH police sued by woman attempting to get legally owned firearms returned after cops illegally raided apt [3]
  • 12 Pennsylvania state troopers sued by man claiming they conspired w/trooper dating his wife to falsely arrest him [3]
  • Unspecified federal law enforcement agent arrested for allegedly choking medic & kicking cop who responded to call [1]
  • East Cleveland OH cop tasered when arrested on disorderly conduct charge during domestic dispute w/wife [0]
  • Atlanta GA audit confirms at least 85 cops not certified to make arrests due to training lapses, previous est 200 [0]
  • Miami Beach FL cop accused of pulling knife to deflate BeyoncĂ©’s sister’s banana has history of disciplinary issues [0]
  • Pasco Co FL deputy arrested for failing to turn in evidence from 10 arrests after drugs were found in his patrol car [0]
  • Vernal UT cop resigns after arrested on allegations he committed 2 burglaries to steal prescription drugs [0]
  • Williamsburg KY cop sentenced to 9yrs 4mo for burglarizing pharmacy in effort to steal prescription painkillers [0]
  • Seattle WA police dropped their court fight against a man seeking records about the investigation into his excessive force complaint in a stunning about-face for a department known for keeping disciplinary records secret. This change came about shortly after a state supreme court ruling in an unrelated case found that departments must release those records. [0]
  • Coatesville PA police lieutenant once accused of rape now suspended while subject of unspecified investigation [2]
  • Booneville MS police chief & one of his police officers fired for unspecified reasons during special board meeting [3]
  • New Orleans LA cop investigated after YouTube video shows him driving erratically in unmarked cruiser, hit guardrail [0]
  • Jefferson Co KY no discipline for deputy who delayed trials tainting 200 in jury pool, urged them to punish suspects [0]
  • Muskogee Co OK deputy charged w/obstruction, allegedly lied about firing gun in domestic dispute, witnesses allegedly told police later that her boyfriend fired it instead [0]
  • Viena Twp OH police under investigation after $1,500 found missing from locked drawer in police dept [0]
  • Easton NY police officer pleads guilty to drunk & disorderly charges, fined $50, another faces court today for same [0]
  • Madison WI cop suspended 6 days for infecting work laptop w/virus while downloading movies while on duty [0]
  • Aurora CO SWAT cop was charged w/DUI over stop that occured in January that is only now being released [2]
  • Aurora CO police lieutenant head of gang task force reassigned after investigation finds he was skipping out of work [0]

*The previous record for most reports tracked in a single day was 36.

DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

Via Don

The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn.

It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business.

Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.

In an interview with KMJ AM’s “The Chris Daniel Show,” Juszkiewicz revealed some startling information.

Gew 88 and more

Imperial Prussian Soldier with Gewehr 1888 Commission Rifle and Model 1871 Bayonet

I don't like 1903 Springfields, to the point of passionate detestation, and I've yet to find an unmolested 1917 I liked. I have a 1911 date BSA SMLE, but the Ishapore looks better in photos for show-n-tell. Still looking for a nice P1914, I have a tigery stock kicking around for one.

My verdict? The Gew 88 Commissiongewehr by a far margin. Very accurate, fast loading, nice fit and finish, points well, smooth bolt.

Second place ties the Gew 98, which is elegant and has the best battle sight of any rifle I've ever used, and the Steyr 1895 long rifle, which has the worst battle sight but the best ergonomics for a left-handed shooter.

Honorable mention to the Ross 1910B, but the magazine on mine is screwed up, so I can't rightly avow it as a functional example- but it is VERY accurate. Fragile sights, though.

Upper Outer Banks hurricane damage video

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Re-post: Jon Voight calls out Obama

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Lost Thong

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A beautiful beach and a cold, cold beer

A perfect day with the pier back open and fishing in full swing. They will rebuild the damaged end this winter.

Blue should appreciate this among others.:) During the power outage, water dripped on the top of the beer cans forming ice covering the top and making a cold, cold one. I remember in Saigon, there was this man who owned a place and he had the following down pat. He kept the bottled Ba Mui Ba (33) beers at a certain temperature so that when he brought them to you, he would slam the bottle down on the table and once he opened it, there were wonderfully cold slivers of ice through it. Then he would sit down and enjoy some with us. I'll never forget his sweet, shy wife. Wish I could see them again.


Below is the picture of the current 33, not the pre-'75

Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census

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