Thursday, January 31, 2013

The problem on page 13: All semi-autos are outlawed, not just some.

Via NC Renegade

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Pro-rights and anti-rights attention has been focused on the tremendous list of guns that would be banned under Feinstein's bill, which takes up a significant portion of the 122 pages of this proposal.
Here's the problem none of the "news" reports have spotted:
  1. The list of guns doesn't matter.
  2. Magazine size doesn't matter.
  3. If the semi-auto firearm has anything to grip it by, it is banned.
  4. It's very clever actually.
According to the bill, any semiautomatic firearm that uses a magazine -- handgun, rifle or shotgun -- equipped with a "pistol grip," would be banned. That sounds like a limitation, but it is not.

A pistol grip (on page 2)  is defined (on page 13) as "a grip, a thumb-hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip." In other words, the gun list does not matter. It is a smokescreen designed to distract people from the true meaning of the bill. And it has done a magnificent job. It worked!

Any semi-automatic firearm that exists, with anything on it you can grip, is banned. (There is a grandfather clause for old stuff.)

The list is meaningless tripe. It is camouflage for the real purpose of the bill. When the president said he is not going to take away your guns, well, Feinstein's bill puts the lie to that.

Magazine size does not matter. Brand name does not matter. It doesn't matter if it's black. If you can grip it, it's banned under this bill.

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Another Sheriff From Georgia Stands Up for the People

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sheriff
January 30, 2013
Hon. Doug Collins – United States House of Representatives
Hon. Saxby Chambliss – United States Senate
Hon. Johnny Isakson – United States Senate 
 Greetings,

I write to you today out of a sense of duty to the citizens I serve.  It seems that the media is ablaze with half truths and misleading information when it comes to certain rights of every citizen recognized in our United States Constitution – rights, which our Declaration of Independence recognizes were given to us by God and are “unalienable.”  Our founders considered the existence of these rights to be self-evident.  When these words were penned, they were not new ideas.  Rather, they brought to memory ideas that, even 236 years ago, were of such great antiquity that they were easily forgotten or disregarded by governments and men.

I believe that the world today is, for the most part, the same as it ever was.  Throughout time immemorial, there has been a struggle in the human experience – a battle between two opposing forces.  Through the ages, there have been those who would give all authority over to a central form of government, and those who believe in liberty.  Our English heritage records this struggle as it waged in the thousand years prior to our declaring independence.  To say that the Constitution, or any portion of our Bill of Rights is outdated, is to say that mankind is outdated, because the arguments for and against freedom have been with us from the start.

The bedrock of freedom is recognizing the rights each human being is given by their creator and, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”   The words of our Declaration and of our Constitution were chosen very carefully by our founders.  They were chosen carefully because words have meaning and their purpose is to convey thought.  It is most unfortunate that we live in an age in which misguided and often self-serving politicians twist the meaning of words for the purpose of misleading the well-meaning and law-abiding average citizen.

It seems that many who are charged with representing “we, the people” have begun to think of themselves not as public servants, but as our masters.  Rather than citizens, they see us as subjects they are entitled to rule over.  They would have us believe that crimes are committed, or at least caused, by inanimate objects which have no will of their own, rather than placing the blame on the criminals who choose, in and of themselves, to commit these crimes.  They would have us believe that certain firearms belong only in the hands of police, or that the right to keep and bear arms is about sporting, rather than defending oneself and one’s family.

The citizens of Towns County have given me the tremendous honor of electing me these three times to serve as their sheriff.  Being sheriff comes with the tremendous responsibility of fulfilling a duty that has developed over more than two and a half millennia of recorded history.  As sheriff, I encourage all citizens to take an active role in their own safety and that of their families.  I recognize their right to defend themselves and their loved ones and expect that they will.  Make no mistake that my deputies and I are coming to their aid as quickly as possible, but in situations when seconds can mean the difference between life and death, I rest easier knowing that most of Towns County’s law abiding citizens are armed and, therefore, better able to defend themselves until their sheriff arrives.
Crimes in this nation are committed by a minute group of people.  In Georgia, less than 1% commits virtually all crime.  Disarming law abiding citizens only serves to create easier targets for those who will, whenever given the opportunity, harm another human being.  Any attempt at such an egregious assault on those rights, both recognized and guaranteed in our Constitution, is both unconscionable and unlawful under our system of government.

As sheriff, I took an oath to support the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Georgia.  I intend to keep that oath.  I am encouraging you to stand firm on this issue and keep your oath of supporting the Constitution as well.  Our citizens both need and expect us to represent them in this issue.  It has been very clearly relayed to me in speaking with the people of my community that it is not the will of the citizens I serve to have their rights infringed upon by any level of government.
I am already aware of many “law enforcement officials” who are being enlisted to express their support of an infringement of the Second Amendment.  I expect that most, if not all, of these “law enforcement officials” will prove to be nothing more than appointed figureheads and, therefore, only capable of declaring publicly the words and positions of their superiors for fear of losing their positions.  I was present when Georgia’s Sheriffs, who serve only the citizens who elect them, were given an opportunity to weigh in on the issue.  The statement they agreed to make to the world was clear and direct: they will stand by their oath!

I want to be very clear so that my position is understood.  As the duly-elected Sheriff of Towns County, Georgia, I have no duty, nor obligation, and cannot be compelled to enforce federal law.  I will, as my oath requires, aggressively oppose any state or federal legislation that attempts to take away any of the natural rights guaranteed under the Constitution to the law-abiding citizens I serve.  I will exercise the full authority of the Office of Sheriff in defending all of the Constitutional rights of each and every citizen of Towns County, Georgia, “so help me God!”

Sincerely,

clinton


Sheriff Chris Clinton
Towns County, GA

How insurrections and revolutions start.

Via Angry Mike

 

Rips him a new one.

In an extraordinary January 24 letter directed at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top New York state legislators, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association has ripped into New York’s rogue government for the tactics they used to unconstitutionally ram the NY SAFE Act through the state legislature into law, intentionally subverting the democratic process.
Read the letter in it’s entirety, and gain an understanding of how insurrections and revolutions start.

Dear Governor Cuomo, Senators Klein, March√≠one, Skelos, Stewart-­Cousins, and Chairman Cox:
By this correspondence, the Saratoga County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association (SCDSPBA) would like to announce our strong opposition to the passage of the SAFE Act and the manner in which is was negotiated and subsequently voted upon. The SCDSPBA represents the sworn men and women police officers of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Our objections to the legislation are numerous and begin with the process under which the bill was voted on in the Senate.

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The Three+ Stooges: Army Drill For Martial Law Terrorizes Residents in Houston, TX

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Generation to Generation


Maybe another EBT card would calm them down.......


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Obama goes 'skeet shooting all the time'? Hardly ever, sources say

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News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.
This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

"The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."

Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."

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Violent crime in schools dropped 74 percent from 1992 to 2010

Via Billy

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Even though shootings and other violence in schools seem to be grabbing more headlines these days, violent crime in schools is actually down nationally, Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis said in a speech to Hoover city leaders today.

Derzis, in a speech at the Hoover City Leaders Breakfast put on by the Hoover Parent Teacher Council, cited national statistics that showed a dramatic drop in the violent victimization of kids in schools since the early 1990s.

He gave statistics in his speech and later corrected them, saying there was a 74 percent decrease in the violent victimization of kids ages 12-18 in schools from 1992 to 2010. School-related thefts declined 82 percent in the same time period, according to the survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The most recent period from 2007 to 2010 showed a 50 percent drop in school-related violence and 45 percent drop in school-related theft, the survey indicated.

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New Homeland Security Video Urges Americans To Resist Shooters…With Scissors


Legal Immigrant’s Must-See Testimony Against Gun Control


Bill Whittle Tells Hillary Clinton Exactly ‘What Difference It Makes’


Gun-friendly states attempting to lure Remington from New York

Via Carl


Remington, a -based gun and ammunition manufacturer, may soon decide to leave the Empire State in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s strict new law.

Lawmakers from gun-friendly South Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Oklahoma are all encouraging Remington to relocate, the local news site Innovation Trail reports. Representatives from all four states have sent letters to Freedom Group, Remington’s owner.

“The enemies of freedom are waging an all-out assault on the Second Amendment to the Constitution which we have sworn to protect and defend,” South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan wrote in a letter to Freedom Group’s CEO. “At a time when our government is consistently thwarting the ability of individuals to own businesses, voluntarily trade goods and services, and grown our economy, South Carolina is committed to writing a different story.”

“In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms,” the letter continued.

Is Restoring the Articles of Confederation America’s Best Chance to Control Washington?


Americans demanding a return to limited government, a balanced budget and an end to spiraling sovereign debt have been voting for the GOP for decades and the result has been total failure on all counts. To accomplish these goals we really must turn the government structure back to our first government model, the Articles of Confederation, so the centers of real power are at the state rather than the federal level. Since 1913, it has been very easy, between maintaining the two-party monopoly and buying off Congress, for the power elite to control leviathan from the top down. This would be far more difficult if power, authority and programs were decentralized and returned to control of the individual states.

Changing the government does not mean voting in another president or changing whether the Democrats or GOP control the House or Senate. Both parties are equally guilty and responsible for the downfall of America. Yes, I would certainly prefer Rand Paul to another Democrat president following the second term of Barak Obama. And of course more liberty-oriented state house representatives as well as senators and congress members at the federal level would help to get the liberty message out.

But national politics today is like "window dressing" on the Titanic and electing a "few more good politicians" will never create a majority on most important issues. The political leadership knows we are sinking and have reserved the lifeboats for themselves. All of the electioneering and mindless political chatter is about as relevant as deciding who would pay the final bar tab on the Titanic. Politics is just a subterfuge to keep you in the bar while the elites rush aboard the lifeboats.

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Important message from Sheriff Joe

 

Just three weeks after I was sworn into office for a sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff, a group of radical extremists filed a recall campaign to forcibly remove me from office.

This is very serious. These left-wing groups of agitators are the same ones who spent millions against me in last year's campaign in an effort to defeat me. Because they didn't like the outcome of that election they are now going to spend millions of dollars to force a recall election this coming fall.

So far they have raised over $1.3 million to defeat me!

These sore losers just never stop. They figure if they can force an election in an off-year they'll be able to turn out every pro-illegal immigrant voter and steal this election. We saw them do the very same thing to an Arizona State Senator just over a year ago.

It's clear that these people will go to any lengths to see me defeated and out of office. They'll resurrect all the lies, distortions and personal attacks from last year's campaign and use them against me this year.

And what is this all about really? Why do they hate me so much? It's simple: I am the only law enforcement official in this state that enforces our laws against illegal immigration. Period. Everything else they'll talk about is a deceptive smokescreen because they know they cannot win on the issue of enforcing the law.

In fact, in their statement about the recall this group claims that I don't "respect, defend or protect the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution!" This, coming from the same group of people who have waged a relentless campaign against me in an effort to stop enforcing the laws! I have sworn an oath to protect and defend our United States Constitution probably more times than these clowns have pledged allegiance to our flag.

 
You were such an important part of my victory last year even though we faced insurmountable odds. I certainly did not plan on this recall, but I have to ask you again for your support. The fight starts now. Over the next several months I am going to be bombarded with negative attacks and lies. I must have the necessary resources to defend my record and run a winning campaign.

But I don't care what threats they make. I will never back down one inch when it comes to doing the job I was JUST elected to do. I will continue enforcing all the laws on the books no matter what the consequences.

I am going to need your help now more than ever before. This campaign starts NOW. Will you support me and my efforts today with a much-needed contribution of $860 (the maximum per couple), $430 (the maximum per person), $300, $250, $150 or even $50?

Your contribution today is critical as we face these radical extremist forces. We cannot allow a small band of thugs to thwart the will of the voters and erode the Rule of Law.

Trust me; I never dreamed I would have to come to you for a contribution again. But it's clear that I must ask you for your support and your prayers if we are going to beat our opponents. Please click here now to make a contribution.

Thank you for everything you have done and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona

Freedom on Tour: Bringing Liberty to the Masses


NEW M1 CARBINE MAGS IN STOCK, BOTH 15 AND 30 ROUND !

M1 30 Carbine 30rd Magazine, Blued 

These are new 30rd M1 Carbine magazines, blued steel, usually still in paper wrap. New production mags. 



Gun Rights Across America North Carolina

Via NC Renegade 

 Gun Rights Across America North Carolina

 Gun Control = More Crime, we believe that no government should interfere with a citizens right to own, and carry a firearm. The second amendment guarantees Americans the right to self defense, and "shall not be infringed." 

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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

Via Daily Timewaster

 
Agafia Lykova (left) with her sister, Natalia.

In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga 

Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still life awesome in its desolation: endless miles of straggly pine and birch forests scattered with sleeping bears and hungry wolves; steep-sided mountains; white-water rivers that pour in torrents through the valleys; a hundred thousand icy bogs. This forest is the last and greatest of Earth's wildernesses. It stretches from the furthest tip of Russia's arctic regions as far south as Mongolia, and east from the Urals to the Pacific: five million square miles of nothingness, with a population, outside a handful of towns, that amounts to only a few thousand people.

When the warm days do arrive, though, the taiga blooms, and for a few short months it can seem almost welcoming. It is then that man can see most clearly into this hidden world—not on land, for the taiga can swallow whole armies of explorers, but from the air. Siberia is the source of most of Russia's oil and mineral resources, and, over the years, even its most distant parts have been overflown by oil prospectors and surveyors on their way to backwoods camps where the work of extracting wealth is carried on.

Thus it was in the remote south of the forest in the summer of 1978. A helicopter sent to find a safe spot to land a party of geologists was skimming the treeline a hundred or so miles from the Mongolian border when it dropped into the thickly wooded valley of an unnamed tributary of the Abakan, a seething ribbon of water rushing through dangerous terrain. The valley walls were narrow, with sides that were close to vertical in places, and the skinny pine and birch trees swaying in the rotors' downdraft were so thickly clustered that there was no chance of finding a spot to set the aircraft down. But, peering intently through his windscreen in search of a landing place, the pilot saw something that should not have been there. It was a clearing, 6,000 feet up a mountainside, wedged between the pine and larch and scored with what looked like long, dark furrows. The baffled helicopter crew made several passes before reluctantly concluding that this was evidence of human habitation—a garden that, from the size and shape of the clearing, must have been there for a long time.

It was an astounding discovery. The mountain was more than 150 miles from the nearest settlement, in a spot that had never been explored. The Soviet authorities had no records of anyone living in the district.

U.S Marines Train to Breach Doors with Shotguns

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Valmet Petra .308

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GOA Action Alert


 

Feinstein’s Gun Ban to Affect
Millions of Law-abiding Gun Owners
But Universal Background Checks
still pose the greatest threat to gun owners right now
 
Late last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced her much anticipated gun ban.  Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee spent several hours discussing her bill and other gun control proposals.
 
Her bill (S. 150) would ban millions of shotguns, rifles and handguns that Americans legally own, and possibly -- depending on statutory interpretation -- could ban all magazines of whatever size.  It would do this by supercharging the 1994 semi-auto ban by:

* Banning all semi-autos with just one cosmetic feature (pistol grip, forward grip, folding stock, grenade launcher, barrel shroud, threaded barrel);

* Banning all semi-autos with fixed magazines of over 10 rounds (but see below as to how a sneaky "loophole" may use this to ban ALL magazines of any size);

* Banning any part that is designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-auto (use your imagination concerning what parts might help you shoot faster with greater accuracy);

* Banning all "AK types," "AR types," or any "variant (i.e., any weapon which is similar to most of the popular firearms in America -- and use your imagination with respect to what is similar enough to be a "variant");

* Banning all Glocks (because there is a full-auto version which these are, arguably, a variant of);

* Allowing for grandfathering and transfer of semi-autos (but prohibiting the transfer of magazines and prohibiting the transfer of semi-autos without a Brady Check); and
 
* Banning all magazines that can be "readily restored ... [or] converted" to accept more than 10 rounds.  (QUESTION:  Does "readily" modify "converted" or does it merely modify "restored"?  How will the ATF interpret this?  If it’s the latter, the bill will ban ALL magazines of whatever size.)

While Feinstein’s gun ban would be horrendous, if enacted, there are many reasons to believe that it faces an uphill climb in the Congress.  And this means the most dangerous threat to gun owners right now is the expansion of background checks to cover ALL PRIVATE GUN SALES.
 
So our Senators need to hear the American people saying that NO GUN CONTROL is acceptable.
 
ACTIONClick here to contact your Senators and urge them to OPPOSE all the gun control that is currently on the table:  the Feinstein gun ban (S. 150), Universal Background Checks and all the President’s initiatives.  The only “gun proposal” that we will support is repealing the Gun Free School Zones gun ban!

How to Ban Guns: A step by step, long term process

Via ojibwa

 

Brought to you by that impartial site Daily Kos.::) 

It's nice that we're finally talking about gun control. It's very sad that it took such a terrible tragedy to talk about it, but I'm glad the conversation is happening. I hear a lot about assault weapon and large magazine bans, and whilst I'm supportive of that, it won't solve the problem. The vast majority of firearm deaths occur with handguns. Only about 5% of people killed by guns are killed by guns which would be banned in any foreseeable AWB.

Furthermore, there seems to be no talk about high powered rifles. What gun nuts don't want you to know is many target and hunting rifles are chambered in the same round (.223/5.56mm) that Lanza's assault weapon was. Even more guns are chambered for more powerful rounds, like the .30-06 or (my personal "favorite") 7.62x54R. Even a .22, the smallest round manufactured on a large scale, can kill easily. In fact, some say the .22 kills more people than any other round out there.

Again, I like that we're talking about assault weapons, machine guns, and high capacity clips. But it only takes one bullet out of one gun to kill a person. Remember the beltway sniper back in 2002? The one who killed a dozen odd people? Even though he used a bushmaster assault rifle, he only fired one round at a time before moving. He could have used literally any rifle sold in the US for his attacks.

The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns. That means everything. No pistols, no revolvers, no semiautomatic or automatic rifles. No bolt action. No breaking actions or falling blocks. Nothing. This is the only thing that we can possibly do to keep our children safe from both mass murder and common street violence.

Unfortunately, right now we can't. The political will is there, but the institutions are not. Honestly, this is a good thing. If we passed a law tomorrow banning all firearms, we would have massive noncompliance. What we need to do is establish the regulatory and informational institutions first. This is how we do it:

The very first thing we need is national registry.

More hogwash @ Daily Kos

Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

 

In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.

“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker.

“In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked [medically] because of him.”

TheDC is not disclosing the woman’s name because she may have been a minor when her alleged sexual encounters with Menendez occurred. Four different Spanish speakers who reviewed TheDC’s translation of her letter all said her Spanish writing indicated someone who was very young and unsophisticated.


CREW chose to publish her name, despite her concerns for her safety.

“I do not want to have problems with those people,” she wrote, adding that she believed “I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family.”

“The thing that worries me the most is that if they know that I spoke with someone they will find me,” she added.

The young woman wrote that she was recruited as an escort from an adult escort service called the Doll Palace, and that the code word “chocolate” would summon her and other girls to Melgen’s sex parties.

Anti-Gun Advocates Heckle Woman Wanting to Defend Her Children During Gun Violence Hearing



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During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill about how to prevent gun violence, Senior Fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum Gayle Trotter was loudly heckled by anti-gun advocates in the crowd after she suggested women need firearms to protect young children in their homes.

"An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies at her home becomes a defense weapon,” Trotter said as jeers erupted. “Guns are the great equalizer during a violent confrontation.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attempted to lecture Trotter about the type of gun she and women like her should use when defending their families.

 rotter was the only female on a panel of five witnesses who testified.

CATO Institute Policy Analyst and Denver University Professor David Kopel expressed a similar sentiment to Trotter in written testimony, pointing out higher violent crime rates in other countries with strict gun control laws, in particular against women.

“A woman in Great Britain is three times more likely to be raped than an American woman,” Kopel’s testimony reads. “Overall, the violent crime rate in England and Wales is far above the American rate. Using the standard definition for the four most common major violent crimes: homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.”

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Jeff Sessions on gun control: There is no "surge in violent crime in America"

Via Billy

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During the U.S. Senate’s gun control hearing this morning , Sen. Jeff Sessions argued that the federal government needs to "intimidate" would-be criminals with increased prosecution of “bread and butter criminal cases” involving guns. 

But he said there was no uptick in violent crime in America.

“The murder rate in America today is half what it was in 1993,” said Sessions, R-Mobile, during the Judiciary Committee hearing. “We have made progress on that. And we can continue to drive those numbers down. It’s not as if we have an unusual surge in violent crime in America.”

He did say that “straw purchases are a problem." Sessions, drawing on his experience as a former federal prosecutor, also argued that federal prosecutions for violent gun-related crimes could lead to longer sentences without parole, which could deter crime.

But Sessions pointed to the White House. “Those prosecutions have declined, unfortunately, substantially, under President Obama’s presidency.”

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What happened first before genocide took place, or totalitarian regimes came to power in any country?

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First, they ASKED everyone to Please come down and register their firearms.
Then, they Demanded under penalty of Law, that everyone MUST report and register their fire arms.
And Then, they passed laws which specified which kind of guns the slaves could own.
And Then, they Confiscated all Firearms, bar none.

These are the "gun control" steps as the prelude to filling mass graves, by committing genocidal sweeps of the population to eliminate "undesirables", or human beings that don't necessarily conform to the ideology, religion or political persuasion deemed "desirable" by the ruling party.  They are the SAME steps to be followed before a totalitarian dictatorship, as Mao Zedong did in China, takes over the power of government.  No one really knows how many people he murdered.  Estimates from 40 - 70 MILLION Chinese people were killed, and the ONLY way this was possible was by disarming the population.  It has been repeated time after time through history, it was done to the British in England, and it's happening here.  Notice how "mass shootings" keep happening, and the ONLY reason the lapdogs in the press will put forward is it's because the people are armed, thus demonizing both guns, and the people who own them as well as the very idea that the people have the unalienable right to defend themselves & their communities.  Once that stokes the fervor of the idiots, they will DEMAND that we be disarmed- enter Diane Feinstein (Zionist of the first water) with her already-written gun control legislation.  That's what you see going on now, and also notice that where an attempted mass shooting was stopped cold because a gun owner was present, and had the courage to exercise his or her 2nd Amendment right, Those stories are buried, and only reported locally, if at all. 

Here's what's more in all of this CRAP:

We have to keep our wits about us in the aftermath of staged events like Sandy Hook.  The Pro-Gun lobby, and groups such as Campaign For Liberty (Ron Paul) have seized on the apparent 2nd Amendment attacks to attempt to create hysteria.  What people need to understand about this is we are being played.  Obama isn't so much going after the 2nd Amendment, as much as he is using the threat of the loss of that right as BAIT to create crisis and to irritate a political division that neither side will be willing to bridge.  This gets us fighting among ourselves, distracting us from the much Bigger moves they have planned.  It's just the ol' divide and conquer strategy on steroids.  Watch and see if I'm not right about this because the truth we're unwilling to accept is:  What we THINK is our Constitution- is dead in the water, and has been for a long time.  How so?  Well, do you think that a corporate entity, such as the United States, would exist if such a document was really in force?   None of it would have been allowed; and everything they've done, since the early 19th century would be NULL & VOID.  Remember and think back on what I have already told you about the original 13th Amendment, the Titles of Nobility Act to catch the critical importance of what I'm saying.

That's the lie we've been fed all these years, and it's used as a cover to conceal their true intents.  Just wave the flag, and spout off about the Constitution this, or the Constitution that, and keep us sheeple convinced we have its protection when the truth which will be revealed at the time of THEIR choosing is that we have no such protection because we've allowed it to slip out of our grasp.  That's the price paid for a limited participation at the ballot box during their staged elections and trusting these utter yahoos to abide by their oaths of office.  How else does a statist operative like Diane Feinstein, or John McCain, or Harry Reid come to such power in the senate, and remain there, election after election?  It's what we get from the mass delusion of believing the emperor isn't really parading down the avenue butt-naked for all who have eyes to see.

But we don't even need a piece of paper to establish our rights and we don't need Congress as our arbiter either.  Our authority and sovereignty are ours by virtue of our Creator.  That's the basis of it.  As long as we have that, who has the authority to even question it, much less abrogate it?  So, what it comes down to is they have their authority ONLY because we stood by and let them.  We didn't have to, but we FORGOT who we are because we allowed them to induce us to do so and in that inducement, to think so little of ourselves that we became their slaves by our own option.  And then we get all riled up when their actions demonstrate to us they have no respect for what's written in the Constitution. 

We're supposed to get riled.  That's what they want us to do.  But we're getting riled about things that don't even matter in terms of the bigger picture- that's fine by them, and we do just as they predict we'll do.  What they DO NOT want us to realize is that in reality, they are NOTHING in spite of the appearance of worldly wealth & power. That we could depose and remove them at will.  Once we get that idea into our heads, it's game over and they know it.  Hence the strategy behind keeping us riled, and divided and bitching about things that don't matter.  What does?  We are sovereign spirit beings who are being scammed by a bunch of bloodthirsty, murderous Criminals- ARREST THEM...that's what matters.  But we have to come together in this enlightenment, to see beyond the veil they've imposed to hide the truth about what and who they really are and more importantly- WHO we are (we are persons because WE ARE and we have being beyond any of their say-so in the matter).  Without that unity, we don't have a snowball's chance; the status quo so many say they despise will remain in power, thus our continued enslavement leading to our extermination.  That right there, is the bottom line, the grand plan they don't want us to put any thought to.

The hypocrisy leading up to today goes back a long, long way.  If you wanted, you could go back to the pivotal Magna Carta, or even further.  But you have to keep in mind, that when the Magna Carta was written, who was there to strike it down, as being Null and Void?  As a hint, who was really the owner of England at the time (and still is) and who was its trustee?  Should be an interesting, if not shocking look-up for you.

David Gagin

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show: What Postponement of the U.S.'s Largest Gun Show Says About America

Via Blue

 Gun Show

The media is missing the real story behind the “postponement” of the largest outdoor show in America. This is a story of ignorance, bias and a gross misunderstanding of America and Americans.
This unfortunate fight began when Reed Exhibitions, a British events organizing company, announced that firearms and products associated with modern sporting rifles (guns the media has given the dubious label “assault rifles”) wouldn’t be allowed at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The show was scheduled to begin on February 2 in Harrisburg, Penn.
Reed Exhibitions prohibition also extended to images of modern sporting rifles. They wanted to whitewash a firearm category with Orwellian zeal from the show because they deem these semi-automatic rifles to be too militaristic for civilian use. They mandated this ban at America’s largest outdoor show, a show that regularly attracts 200,000 outdoor enthusiasts and pumps an estimated $44 million into the region’s economy.

Outdoor product manufacturers, outfitters from across the country and world, conservation organizations and more come to Harrisburg each year for it. Many find it so overwhelming they complain about it. It’s nine-days long and is a very busy show that can be grueling for an exhibitor.

For perspective, consider that Pennsylvania has about one million active deer hunters. Many more are in surrounding states. Many other gun owners, fishermen and more come to see new firearms, book with outfitters or just to see the show. The people who come pay an entry fee before entering the miles of aisles to look at new gear, buy products and to attend outdoor seminars on duck calling, elk hunting and fly tying. They are a dedicated consumer base in ball caps, camo jackets, and with pictures of last year’s bucks in their wallets.

 More @ Forbes


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Line In The Sand?

 

The case of Nathan Haddad should boil the blood of any good American. A twelve-year veteran of the Army, with four deployments, is a decorated combat veteran and now, probably, a felon. His crime: possession of five empty 30-round clips for an AR-15. The clips were stowed in the trunk of his car at the time of a traffic stop.

This is why, even though one is a law-abiding citizen, never talk to police officers and never give them permission to search your vehicle without a warrant describing in detail the area to be searched and the things to be seized. As Haddad found out, assuming that he did give permission to search his vehicle, thinking himself to be innocent of any crimes, now faces up to 35 years in prison, 7 years for each clip.

In legalese, they will probably give him something like 30 days if he pleads guilty to a felony, after which he will not be able to legally own a weapon, or even have access to a weapon for the rest of his life. This is called manufacturing a felony and the only reason to do so is to disarm as many people as possible by trumping up charges and pumping up sentences to frighten them into pleading to something that should be thrown out of court the minute the charges are brought. In the old days, when disarmament was not the goal, these things were always plead down, not up, for first time offenders.


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A Suggestion to OathKeepers

Via WRSA

 

There’s been a lot of news lately about County Sheriffs’ publicly stating that they will not enforce unconstitutional gun restrictions. Someone reported hearing a cop in an elevator at SHOT show tell another cop that he’d shoot his lieutenant in the head if he ordered him to “confiscate” guns.

Here’s a suggestion to LEOs who consider themselves Oathkeepers. You fellas need to figure out a way, NOW, to identify yourselves as “good guys.” Telling your buddies in the squad room that you’ll “do the right thing,” or posting a fucking letter on the internet, or surreptitiously posting it, under a screen name online is great. It’s going to be far more important that you figure out a way, NOW, to let the rest of us know, when you pull us over, on the side of the two-lane blacktop, at 0-dark-30, that you’re on our side.

This is something I’ve been pondering on for several weeks now, and the Haddad case in NY brings it to a very abrupt point.

Registration=>confiscation=>extermination.

Via WRSA


 It is rare for those who commit evil acts to acknowledge that their actions are evil, even to themselves. Very often the evil-doer will justify his actions to himself and others by claiming some over-riding superior purpose or moral imperative which supposedly outweighs the 'disadvantages' of the evil act, or by altering his perception of his target, or both.  Historically, when action against a particular group is envisioned, (for the greater good of course,) that group is often depersonalized or demonized prior to action being taken.  After all, if the subjects of your depredations aren't human, then whatever happens to them is their own fault, isn't it?  (Well, NO, but that is a subject for another time.)  In any case, such moral inversions are common among those who commit evil acts.

Some of those who wield authority in these presently united States  have engaged in exactly this sort of psychopathic behavior.  Characterization of those who respect the Constitution and the rights of the individual as 'bitter clingers,' 'extremists' or even 'terrrorists' are an effort to depersonalize those who oppose the present stampede towards collectivist totalitarianism.   But those who presently wield authority have a problem.  Not only are most of those who oppose them armed, and resolutely intent on retaining their arms,  but the government does not know who they are or what weapons they possess. Not only that, but most of those who support the push towards victim disarmament are unarmed, and an unknown number of police and military members would probably fight on the side of the Constitutionalists. 

Communist Party USA backs Obama gun grab, calls Second Amendment obsolete


 

Calling the Second Amendment "obsolete," the Communist Party USA announced through its publication that it supports Obama's attempt to limit the right to keep and bear arms, Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit reported Thursday.

According to the People's World, the CPUSA mouthpiece, "the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right" that it says supersedes what it called "any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment."

The article also bemoans the fact that the same people who support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms are the same people who supported Mitt Romney.

"The Second Amendment is obsolete and now has been twisted to threaten the basic safety and security of all Americans," Rick Nagin wrote.

Nagin also went on to claim that the Second Amendment was only a tool used by "right wing extremists," and blames the NRA for every gun murder in the country.

"Having lost the 2012 election, these forces are now howling for utilizing 'Second Amendment remedies' to get their way," Nagin claimed, without providing any examples or citing any sources. He also falsely claimed that Fox News, the NRA and conservative talk show hosts have "goaded" such talk.

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An eagle and a girl

Via dashing

 

2013 Part 6: The Real Reason for Immigration Reform

Via southwind

 

The Kerfuffle of the Day (KoD) created by the globalist extremist left and the politicians looking to consolidate power and destroy the American way of life is a new “immigration” program designed to provide a pathway to amnesty, aka, citizenship. The Republicans trotted out the usual suspects plus their most dynamic RINO, Marco Rubio, who has agreed to become the face of this new idea by putting the old guard of Senators McTraitor and Graham into the background while giving a perceived Latino flair to support an old tired program to grant amnesty for the corporate agricultural industry and the alleged besmirched illegals who violated U.S. law to take jobs from American citizens.

So the KoD isn’t big enough to catch my reader’s attention and most people will say something like “well, we need to have people who will do the job Americans won’t do.” Really? Does everyone who has more than two functioning brain cells actually believe that? The more nefarious purpose is one that extends far, far, beyond the typical excuse machine provided by American crony capitalists and those who wish to dilute and destroy the American way of life.

The current estimates for illegals is far, far, below the reality because the mainstream media, the political elites, and of course the conservatives all rely on estimates placing the number around 10 million:


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Obey

Via dixieconvert

I am 82 years of age. My grandfather served the Confederacy under North Carolina Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew.

Via SHNV


Pettigrew's Brigade at Gettysburg
"In the midst of all our trials it is a consolation to reflect, that our reputation, next to Greece, will be the most heroic of nations."

VERBATIM

He died at the Battle of Gettysburg. I will allow his thoughts, written to my grandmother just a couple of weeks prior to that battle, to speak for themselves.

 “My lovely wife. I do so miss you, and the life we have there on the small plot of land God has given us. More and more, it seems that my thoughts are drifting back there to reside with you. Yet, as badly as I desire to be back home, it is for home for which I deem it best for my presence here with these other men.

The proclamation by the Lincoln administration six months prior may appear noble. Were I here in these conditions, simply to keep another man in bondage, I would most certainly walk away into the night and return unto you. God knows my heart, and the hearts of others here amongst me. We know what is at stake here, and the true reason for this contest that requires the spilling of the blood of fellow citizens. Our collective fear is nearly universal.

This war, if it is lost, will see ripples carry forward for five, six, seven or more generations. I scruple not to believe, as do the others, that the very nature of this country will be forever dispirited. That  

one day, our great great grandchildren will be bridled with a federal bit, that will deem how and if they may apply the gospel of Christ to themselves, their families and their communities. Whether or not the land of their forefathers may be deceitfully taken from them through taxation and coercion. A day where only the interests of the northern wealthy will be shouldered by the broken and destitute bodies of the southern poor.

This my darling wife, is what keeps me here in this arena of destruction and death.”

 Jefferson Smith, Charlottesville

Molon Labe, the Code of Those Born Fighting

Via comment by Roswell on One veteran on gun control 

 Confederate Louisiana Brigade Throwing Stones at Advancing Federal Army of the Potomac, c.1862 Giclee Print 

Or stones if that's all we have.

If you are a reader of comments here at American Thinker then you have probably noticed an increasing use of the term molon labe. For those of you unfamiliar with the term and too busy (or too lazy) to look it up, I've done it for you. 

It is a Greek expression first attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta when the Persian invader Xerxes I, prior to the Battle of Thermopylae, demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms and submit to him. Its essential meaning was, "Up yours, pal: come do your worst." In so many words, it is the Greek equivalent of the response of Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe* of the 101st Airborne Division, who when surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium during WWII, reportedly said, "Nuts!" to a German demand for surrender. Screaming Eagle lore has it that the defiant general's actual response to the German general was in language unreportable in those more discreet days, "Eff you, Kraut!" Whatever, the unflinching meaning of both statements is abundantly clear:


"Come on, hoss; take your best shot."

Democratic Sen. Menendez denies allegations of trips, prostitutes

Via Craig

 

 

Allegations resurface as Sen. Menendez is about to become chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

 Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey denied Wednesday that he accepted free plane trips and contact with prostitutes from a Florida eye doctor whose offices were raided by federal agents Tuesday night.

The raid, reported by The Miami Herald, targeted Salomon Melgen, a physician described by the newspaper as a prominent campaign donor to Menendez and other Democrats. The Herald said Melgen owes $11.1 million in back taxes.

The conservative Daily Caller news website quotes anonymous sources who allege Melgen provided Menendez with prostitutes — some of them underage — at his luxury home at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic.

Menendez' office issued a statement Wednesday denying the allegations.

"Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Sen. Menendez for many years," the statement read. "Sen. Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen's plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately. Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog and are false."

FBI Special Agent James Marshall confirmed Wednesday that "we are conducting law enforcement activity in the general vicinity" of Metrocentre Boulevard, the location of one of Melgen's offices in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Marshall declined to comment further.

According to the Herald story, the FBI investigation is believed to focus on Melgen's finances and allegations that he provided Menendez with free trips and prostitutes. Prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic.

More @ USA Today

 

How the US government really operates

Via Hype And Fail

 

VERBATIM

The federal government is, in practice, a one-party state controlled by an oligarchy, which is a relatively small group, composed of financiers, politicians and journalists.

The oligarchy is roughly divided into two types of individuals: ideologues and pragmatists.

Ideologues are adherents to uncompromising and dogmatic policies and are determined and unyielding in achieving their goals. Pragmatists have no solid core principles and will adjust their political positions for the purpose of remaining accepted members of the oligarchy. The ideologues always drive the political agenda, which is only moderated or delayed when met by sufficient resistance.

Think of Washington, D.C. as a television drama. The financiers are the producers, the politicians are the actors and the journalists are the promoters.

The financiers or producers analyze the marketplace, determine how they can benefit or achieve their objectives and then they identify government policies. In other words, they write the script.

The politicians are hired by the financiers to follow their script and execute the policies they have identified. In return the politicians (actors) gain celebrity status and enormous wealth from the financiers, but also by milking their fans (citizens) through marketing spin-offs (taxes).

The journalists (promoters) make their living by hyping the program (The Obama Show) for the producers (financiers) through TV spots (network news) and guest appearances by the actors (politicians) in order to keep the fans (citizens) entertained, malleable and docile.

No one in the oligarchy wants to do anything to rock the boat and disturb such a lucrative business.

The ideological members of the oligarchy clearly have a hit with their Obama Show, which is now fundamentally changing the entertainment industry in Washington, D.C. Awed by this spectacle; the pragmatist politicians (actors) are rapidly adjusting their core principles to adhere to the current trend so as not to lose their guest spots and the great reviews offered by the promoters (journalists). Actors (politicians) who criticize the Obama Show are given bad reviews and black-listed from the entertainment business (Washington, D.C.).

The arrogance of the oligarchy has only gotten more brazen since 1993, when Lewis H. Lapham (“A Wish for Kings”) wrote:

“The politicians dress up the deals in the language of law or policy, but they’re in the business of brokering the tax revenue, and what keeps them in office is not their talent for oratory but their skill at redistributing the national income in a way that rewards their clients, patrons, friends and campaign contributors.”

Driven solely by an excessive craving for personal power and profit, while remaining unconstrained by the Constitution and the rule of law and unaccountable to the American people or even common sense, the conduct of the oligarchy has become pernicious to the health of the nation.

Malfeasance is defined as the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law. Federal governmental malfeasance fueled by political corruption is the single, most important issue of our time.

The method by which the oligarchy maintains the corrupt status quo is by fostering a culture of political dependency and by distorting the news in an attempt to manipulate public opinion and preserve the power of the state.

The Democrats create a culture of dependency by expanding government control through limitations on personal liberty, entitlements and tribal politics.

The Republican establishment produces a culture of dependency by limiting choice, pre-selecting candidates and carefully managing primary elections to produce a pre-determined outcome.

Republicans want to remain the sole alternative to the Democrats and preserve their membership in the oligarchy by cooperating to maintain the illusion of choice and democracy. The true anti-democratic face of the Republican Party is revealed whenever grass root movements like the Tea Party arise or independent thinkers speak out. They are both promptly co-opted or crushed.

There is a Cold Civil War now underway in the United States to determine who should control the federal government. It is not a contest between the nearly identical Democrat and Republican platforms, but a battle between the power of an oppressive and avaricious oligarchy and the rights and liberty of the American people.

Author Bio
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership“. He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

Reagan’s Childhood Home to Become Parking Lot for Obama’s Library

 

The University of Chicago Medical Center has announced plans to turn Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Chicago into a parking lot for President Barack Obama’s library.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks previously denied the Gipper’s home landmark status in 2012, according to The Washington Times, and the university subsequently scheduled demolition to begin in January. Officials claim the home does not reach landmark status because it is not architecturally significant and the nation’s 40th president did nothing notable while living there.

More @ Newsmax

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Plunges After Sweeping Gun Control Law

 

Aww, po' thing.

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeted 15 percentage points in a Quinnipiac University poll of state voters conducted Jan. 23-28, less than two weeks after he signed a strict gun control law.

The survey showed him with an approval rating of 59 percent and a disapproval rating of 28 percent, compared to 74 percent approval and 13 percent disapproval in December, which was a record rating for him.

"With approval ratings that consistently topped 70 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had the political capital to spend when he set out to pass the toughest gun control laws in the nation," Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, said in a statement accompanying the results. 

More @ Newsmax

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Provides Free Firearms Class for 300 Teachers

Via Horace 

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) 


 

Windsor, CO – Tonight, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado's largest grassroots gun rights organization, provided a free firearms training course for 300 teachers.

The 300 men and women braved snow and inclement weather to attend the four hour course focusing on firearms safety and handling, and Colorado gun laws.

“Colorado teachers have been beating down our doors to receive firearms training,” said Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Executive Director Dudley Brown. “They don't want their students to be a victim of the next Adam Lanza. They came here for training tonight because they want the next Adam Lanza to face the barrel of a .45.”


Tonight's class coincided with the introduction of Colorado Senate Bill 9, the Colorado Teacher Carry Bill, which would give school boards the ability to allow teachers to carry a firearm as long as they have a Concealed Weapons Permit.

Please visit our website www.RMGO.org and Facebook Page.

NY and NJ Gun Madness

Via Peter

 

5 30 rounders.  Oh my.........

"Assault" Rifle. Horror of all horrors.........

"Compromise" on guns

Via hefferman1
 

 We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine, and what's yours is negotiable.'"

-- John F. Kennedy, Address to the American People, 25 JUL 1961

Most people tend to substitute the word 'compromise' for the first 'negotiate' in that quote, and it does tend to fit the current circumstances.

Once again the anti-gun people are starting to trot out the tired and hackneyed meme of "compromise" in the "national gun conversation".

One of the more highly linked of my posts is the one about the "Gun Rights Cake" analogy, which I will now re-post and expand a bit:

I hear a lot about "compromise" from the gun-control camp ... except, it's not compromise.

Allow me to illustrate:

Let's say I have this cake. It is a very nice cake, with "GUN RIGHTS" written across the top in lovely floral icing. Along you come and say, "Give me that cake."

I say, "No, it's my cake."

You say, "Let's compromise. Give me half." I respond by asking what I get out of this compromise, and you reply that I get to keep half of my cake.

Okay, we compromise. Let us call this compromise The National Firearms Act of 1934.


More @ The Law Dog

ATF's Milwaukee sting operation marred by mistakes, failures

Via Don

 David Salkin unknowingly rented his building at 1220 E. Meinecke Ave. to the ATF, which ran an undercover sting. Burglars broke into the business, ending the operation. Salkin says the ATF owes him $15,000 for damage and unpaid utility bills. The agency has refused to pay.

A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.
Those working behind the counter, however, weren't interested in selling anything.

They were undercover agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives running a storefront sting aimed at busting criminal operations in the city by purchasing drugs and guns from felons.
But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun landing on the streets of Milwaukee and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from its store, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.

When the 10-month operation was shut down after the burglary, agents and Milwaukee police officers who participated in the sting cleared out the store but left behind a sensitive document that listed names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents.

And the agency remains locked in a battle with the building's owner, who says he is owed about $15,000 because of utility bills, holes in the walls, broken doors and damage from an overflowing toilet.

More @ JS

How President Obama Lost His Shirt to John Boehner

Via Don

Official portrait of United States House Speak...

 Interesting.

The House, under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, has precipitated a postponement in the debt ceiling fight until May. This represents a strategic choice by Boehner to make the Sequester fight, not the debt ceiling fight, the next major engagement. Much of the mainstream media now is accusing Congress of “kicking the can down the road.” They are missing the strategic implications.

In retrospect, at the Battle at Fiscal Cliff, Boehner took President Obama to the cleaners. He did it suavely, without histrionics. While Obama churlishly, and in a politically amateurish manner, publicly strutted about having forced the Republicans to raise tax rates on “the wealthiest Americans” Boehner, quietly, was pocketing his winnings.

Dazzled by Obama’s Ozymandias-scale sneer most liberals failed to notice that Boehner quietly made 99% of the Bush tax cuts permanent. As Boehner himself dryly observed, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board member Steve Moore, “”Who would have ever guessed that we could make 99% of the Bush tax cuts permanent? When we had a Republican House and Senate and a Republican in the White House, we couldn’t get that. And so, not bad.’”

“Not bad” is a resounding understatement. Dealt a weak hand, Boehner managed to 99% outfox, on tax policy, a president who had the massive apparatus of the executive branch, the Senate majority, and a left-leaning national elite media whooping it up for a whopping tax increase. Even more impressively, Boehner pulled it off with steady nerves while under heavy pressure from the anti-spending hawks in his own caucus.

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