Thursday, July 10, 2014

Could Illegals Be the Next Bio-Weapons?

So.... while El Presidente Obeezy was in Texas yesterday, instead of visiting the border to see first-hand where the flood of illegals is invading the United States like a plague of locusts, he instead continued fund-raising for Leftist Democrats. He hit the photo ops instead of visiting San Antonio's Lackland Air Force Base, where some of the illegals are being housed.

You see, if El Jefe ain't on vacation or on the golf course or fund-raising, he's on TV lying about whatever the scandal du jour is. Veterans are dying in hallways, a Marine is in a Mexican jail, and Obeezy is in photo op after photo op.

This latest flood of illegals isn't a surprise to the Junta in Washington. They knew it was coming. Back in January on a government business opportunities website they were advertising for contractors to escort as many as 65,000 underaged illegals from the US-Mexico border to various relocation centers within the US.



So they were looking for these transportation companies 7 months ago. Why? Because they knew they were coming. They knew that the way the craptastical laws are here in ObeezyLand that they won't deport underaged minor children to their home countries. They knew it would be a great way to lock in the Latino vote by offering blanket amnesty.

They knew and their buddies at the UN knew. So the UN, that useless pack of leeches living high on the American tit, is now urging the US to declare this flood of humans to be refugees. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees say they hope to see a regional agreement on refugee status Thursday when migration and interior department representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet in Nicaragua. The group will discuss updating a 30-year-old declaration regarding the obligations nations have to aid refugees.

While such a resolution would lack any legal weight in the United States, the agency said it believes “the U.S. and Mexico should recognize that this is a refugee situation, which implies that they shouldn’t be automatically sent to their home countries but rather receive international protection.”

International Protection? So does that mean the UN or the international community is going to pony up any money to take care of these people? Of course not, because the UN firmly believes that the United States is the world's babysitter and bank. They leech in style in Manhattan and send our money worldwide.

So we're trillions in debt, and Obeezy wants Congress to somehow print up 4 billion dollars to take care of all these people magically walking here from all over Central America. I have an idea...get with Hillary Clinton and find the missing six billion her State Department lost when she was in charge and pay for it with that.



So now camps are being set up all over the southwest to take care of these new illegals ( I refuse to call them refugees. Why are these ones refugees but not anyone else who came here illegally in the past? Elian Gonzalez was ostensibly a refugee and we sent his ass packing back to Cuba. In fact, didn't Bill Clinton send him back?) The camp in Murietta, outside San Diego, is the scene of full-scale protests against the housing of illegals there. The government's response? Sending in armed agents in full riot gear to ensure the busloads of illegals get to the camp. A Congressman  was actually denied entry to the camp erected at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,”

Bridenstine went to Fort Sill to observe the conditions under which some 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC, the new euphamism in government-speak for illegal kids) housed there are living and to find out to whom they would be released. But when he showed up at the facility, Bridenstine says he was told by a guard with a security unit which calls itself the “Brown Shirts” that he could not observe the children or their living conditions. BROWN SHIRTS? Um, yeah....Hitler had Brown Shirts too. That's just creepy as hell.

Obama Macht Frei! Heil Obama!

When the Congressman spoke to a manager and HHS official, he was told he would have to schedule a formal visit for July 21.

“Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks,” Bridenstine said in a statement.

Though unable to get inside the facility, Bridenstine described its exterior. “A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view,” he said, adding that “every gate is chained closed. What are they trying to hide?” Bridenstine asked. “Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?”

No, sir. They don't want you to see that these illegals are crawling with lice and are carrying all manner of diseases. One relief worker at Lackland has said on some of these kids you can literally see the lice crawling down their faces. They're showing up with severe cases of chicken pox and scabies and virulently resistant strains of tuberculosis. They are systematically trying to cover up this info so the American people will stay docile and not protest this invasion.


I see a bigger problem looming on the horizon. Of course I do; I see outside the box.


You see, if they knew in advance that these illegals were coming, they have to be coordinating with Mexico. And security in Mexico is as loose as a two-dollar whore. You can buy intel about Los Estados Unidos from any government official. So, there's gotta be some drug lords sending dope up with these people. They just drop it off along the way after they cross the border. Or, some drug lords take some money from a guy representing, say..... Al Qaeda and the Taliban. This guy wants to start infecting kids with various things to send across the border.

In America we've eradicated crap like tuberculosis, and until recently measles (people refusing to vaccinate their kids against measles has caused a couple recent outbreaks). We can generally handle stuff like that. With a little luck and skill we can keep stuff like typhoid/typhus and cholera from breaking out at these camps because we know how to avoid such contamination. We had an interesting scare a couple days ago  when news came out that a forgotten batch of smallpox virus was found in an old storage room at the CDC. Seems the only two places left where theres still stockpiles of smallpox virus is here at the CDC and at a place in Russia. Now THAT is a scary thought... we know how good Russian security can be at times concerning missing weapons and stuff....

But what happens when they send over a bunch of kids loaded down with Ebola, or Marburg, or some new strain of Bird Flu/SARS/MERS or some other delicious designer disease? Could enemies of America be sending living biological weapons across our border infected with things that could quickly take out an entire city? We're letting people in like it's a Black Friday sale at Best Buy and they could be loaded with Black Plague. We're housing them at American military bases.... do the math, people.




Instead of securing our borders, we're possibly letting in the very means of our own destruction.

Wake the hell up. Do something.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Third World Cities in a First World Country

In the Windy City the breeze hides the smell of bodies in the streets

As America celebrated what used to be Independence Day this past July 4th weekend, word was received from The People's Socialist Republic of Chicagoland that there'd been some crimes committed over the holiday.

By crimes, I mean that according to city hall 82 people had been shot and 14 people killed in greater Chicago.

Digest that for a minute. This isn't Afghanistan. This isn't Iraq. This isn't a combat zone populated by US troops. This is a major American city, a city with the most asaninely strict gun control laws in the land, prohibiting law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms for self-defense.

Most of the violence is taking place in a small section of the South Side.  Police call it Terror Town, a 2-block by 4-block patch of South Shore where gang conflicts have continuously erupted into shootings. A police audit of gangs identified 59 in the city with more than 650 factions on the South, West and North sides. Terror Town lies in the South Chicago police district. According to department statistics, the district had 59 shootings through May of this year compared to 37 during the first five months of 2013, an increase of 59 percent. But the problem isn't just confined to this zone; it's city-wide.

It's becoming an epidemic in cities with a long-term history of Democrat rulership. Poverty, high abortion rates, gang violence, an exceedingly high dependence on governmental handouts, and murders galore. And of course, no one is willing to tell the cops a thing.

Think this weekend is an anomaly in Chicago? Think again.

Let's go back to Easter weekend of this year. There were 45 people shot, 8 of them fatally.

The weekend before that? There were 36 shot, with four of them killed.

The weekend before that? Two killed and 25 more wounded.

It was just as grim last year. The July 4th holiday weekend of 2013 saw 72 people shot over the course of just four days according to local media. Of that 72, 12 were killed. And on Father's Day weekend in June of 2013, it was 7 dead and 41 wounded.

Over Father's Day weekend in 2010, 54 people were shot in Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning. Ten of the victims were killed. In Chicago, nothings says Holiday Weekend like a murder spree.



It's not just Chicago, though. At a Mother's Day parade this year in New Orleans, 21 people were shot and wounded. Police named one suspect, Akein Scott, 19, of New Orleans. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that Scott was "no stranger to the criminal justice system." According to The Associated Press, Scott had previously been arrested for illegal possession of a stolen firearm, resisting arrest, and carrying a weapon while in possession of heroin. Bear in mind, you need to be 21 to legally possess a handgun but criminals care not a whit for the law, so spare me the Liberal Mantra about more gun laws and how they'll help. The laws currently in place, if and when they are enforced, do not dissuade criminals from being criminals.






How appropriate that as I write this the news comes across that former New Orleans Mayor Ray "Chocolate City" Nagin was just sentenced to 10 years for corruption and fined $82,000 restitution.





Happy Mother's Day, NOLA...
Compare these violent streets of Third World America to actual combat zones in actual Third World countries:

August 6, 2011 - 30 American servicemembers, including 22 Navy SEALs, were killed along with 7 Afghan special forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter when their transport helicopter was shot down in Wardak province.

March 1–18, 2002 - Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and another 72 were wounded in Operation Anaconda. Most of the casualties were sustained during the Battle of Takur Ghar when a U.S. transport helicopter was shot down and another one was so badly damaged that it had to land or risk crashing also.

June 28, 2005 - 19 U.S. special operations troops were killed in Operation Red Wings. Three of them, Navy SEALs, were killed when their four-man team was ambushed in the mountains of Kunar province. The fourth team member (Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell)  was missing in action for four days before being rescued. After the initial ambush the team called for reinforcements and a quick reaction force dispatched. As they approached the ambush site, insurgents fired an RPG at the helicopter carrying the QRF, shooting it down. All 16 on board were killed. Eight of them were SEALs while the other eight were members of the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the Nightstalkers. 

So while the military has had its bad days it's worse back home.


 

Detroit, Michigan was once the world's richest city. Now it's a devastated wasteland filled with decaying empty buildings, packs of feral dogs roaming the streets, and entire abandoned neighborhoods that are being used as body dump sites for homicides. In my lifetime I'd never seen an American city literally go bankrupt. A city that once had over 2 million residents now has less than 700,000, and with the decreased tax base, city services began to fail. City functions as simple as street lights required loans from the government just to turn them on, with half burned out by last year.

Such a welcoming skyline in Detroit
The death rate for children under the age of 18 is higher in Detroit than in any other comparable major city.  Surprisingly, homicide is only the second greatest cause of this;  infant death is the primary culprit, and that’s only if they make it out of the womb. Detroit is a city where 31 percent of pregnancies result in abortion putting Detroit on level with Vietnam, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. That's pretty much one in three pregnancies terminated.



But this really isn't news anymore. I've written about this before. Go here to read about Detroit being like Hiroshima without the radiation. Go here to see to see how it's no surprise that the most dangerous cities in America are run by Democrats. Places that now carry names like Chiraq and Detroitistan...

Like I always say, insanity is best defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Rather than vote out the problematic leadership, rather than change the tax laws and incentives to lure business back, rather than getting people to depend on themselves and not the government, rather than turning the criminals in to the police for arrest and prosecution, rather than taking care of familial responsibilities....the people of these cities would rather vote in the same corrupt politicians, accept and expect handouts, refuse to cooperate with the police, and breed like flies and either abort the fetus or expect the state to pay for it.

 Meanwhile, the President (who sometimes claims to be from Chicago) is either golfing, vacationing, or like today, off fund-raising for fellow Leftists.

Wake the hell up, America.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Dependence Day...

de·pend·ence  (diˈpendəns/)
noun

   1. the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
   2. reliance on someone or something for financial support.



So, Friday was the Fourth of July. To most of the world that's all it was, just another Friday, unless they happen to be following the World Cup games in Brazil, in which case it was an ordinary Friday punctuated by football soccer games.

Here in the good ole' US of A, most people had the day off to celebrate Independence Day, a national holiday set aside to celebrate that day in 1776 when our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and began a war against our English masters to gain our freedom as a nation.

Most of my fellow Americans slept in, woke up late, and headed off to the lake or the beach or to a giant family cookout, swilling beers and inhaling burgers until the sun went down and the fireworks began. In many cases the fireworks began early and in earnest as folks set off their own pyrotechnics in the confines of their yards, scaring the bejeezus out of household pets and causing many a combat veteran to twitch nervously and sweat profusely.

Not me; I worked. I was up at 2:15 am and out the door thirty minutes later on my commute in. I started at four and got off at one in the afternoon. Someone had to work so that everyone dependent upon the government (like the majority of my neighbors) could stay at home celebrating their freedoms, like freedom from work, freedom from responsibility, freedom to enjoy their Obama Phones and EBT cards and Section 8 and Medicaid and heating assistance and cooling assistance and every other known assistance and entitlement program paid for by those of us who weren't at home with the family enjoying the day relaxing and celebrating. When I got home I was pretty wiped out so I took a fitful nap and woke up a couple hours after I laid down. Right about the same time that my neighborhood started sounding like frikkin' Anbar Province...ain't got jobs but they got money for fireworks. 'Murica!

We used to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. We celebrated the day when our Founding Fathers rose up to throw off the yoke of a tyrannical government that didn't represent them, rulership by an elite class headed by an all-powerful monarch, oppressive taxation enforced at the tip of the sword and barrel of the gun, and fought as free men to achieve their own country with a limited, small central government bound by Constitutional checks and balances so as not to encroach upon the natural rights of the citizens who elected it to serve them..

Now we celebrate Dependence Day in America. We revel in government entitlements and a society that has become dependent upon the government like baby birds with their mouths open awaiting puked up nourishment. Over the past few years, the America I grew up in, the America I served in the Army, the America my family came to from their homelands, has become a broken shell.


Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund-raising event.

Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. Over 40% of all federal entitlements go to black Americans; 3 times the rate that go to whites, and 5 times the rate that go to Hispanics.

Only in America could we have had two of the people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (former head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the House Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes. In fact, the entire Administration is riddled with tax cheats and other corruption.

Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media and liberals react by worrying that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash from said attacks.

Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while the Left discusses letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking to the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists." And racists...

Only in America could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check, board an airplane, buy alcohol, or even get the power turned on to your house, but not to vote, and be branded a racist for even suggesting the need.

Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) averages 12% profit. They take all the risk and the US government takes by force 18.4% to 24.4% in gas tax for taking zero risk and doing absolutely nothing for that revenue other than creating a law to force the oil companies to give it to them. So the government makes 6% to 12% more profit than the oil companies themselves on gas sales for doing absolutely nothing but using force.

Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and the Left complains that it still doesn't have nearly enough money for all their programs.

Only in America could the so called "rich people", who pay 86% of all income taxes, be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all .

Only in America could law-abiding gun owners be characterized as lunatics while the Attorney General sells guns to Mexican drug lords to be used against Americans.

Only in America would Left-controlled schools and other institutions ban people from flying the American flag or wearing a patriotic t-shirt because it might offend people who came to this country to reap its benefits.

Only in America could illegal aliens be offered all the benefits of a citizen like government entitlements, driver's licences, tuition assistance and in-state tuition at universities while working under the table, paying no taxes, and sending most of that money overseas.

Only in America would veterans who fought for the freedoms of America be ostracized as terrorists, live homeless on steam grates, and be denied medical care on secret waiting lists at VA hospitals while lagabouts and illegals get treated as heroes.

Only in America could a Muslim terrorist kill 13 people on a military base while yelling "Allah Akbar" and have it called "workplace violence".

Only in America would the administration leave citizens to die in a terrorist attack and blame it on a YouTube video.

Only in America would the government promote an electric car with a 40-mile range, priced so high that only the wealthy can afford it as a status symbol, and then give the same wealthy people a huge tax break for buying it.

Only in America could politicians think that making more laws will fix the fact that current laws are either ignored or simply not enforced.

Only in America can the government expect people to believe the two years' worth of emails vanished on a broken hard drive to cover up the IRS systematically targeting people it dislikes.

Only in America could people in designer clothes, drinking designer coffee while using designer laptops and smartphones, protest corporations by shitting on cop cars, burning American flags, taking all manner of drugs and raping each other in parks, and causing giant garbage mountains.

Only in America could a filthy rich politician burn holes in the ozone layer with his giant mansion and jet trips all over the world lying about global warming and extorting millions from corporations for allegedly burning holes in the ozone layer.

Only in America could a filthy rich politician dictate to grown adults in a free society how much salt or soda they can ingest.

Only in America would the wife of a politician think she can dictate to a free society what they may eat while all the while eating Wagyu beef on vacation after vacation.

Only in America, speaking of vacations, could the average citizen be unable to afford a vacation while their President spends hundreds of millions on vacations around the globe.

Only in America could we be trillions in debt while still handing out billions to every begging nation with its hands out.

Only in America could the leader of the nation boast that he'll bankrupt entire industries and cause your bills to skyrocket and receive thunderous applause on the way to the golf links.

Only in America could we send money and soldiers to every Third World backwater to solve their problems while we fail to secure our own borders.

Only in America could we demand free dope for the poor while homeless veterans grow in number every day.

We live in a country where illegals pour across the border carrying all manner of infectious diseases that doctors are warned to keep quiet about under fear of arrest while the illegals are hailed as heroes and will be given the royal treatment, but a legally-visiting South African videographer is facing arrest for flying a camera-equipped drone above a fireworks display over water in Florida.





Jos Stiglingh flew his DJI Phantom 2 drone equipped with a GoPro Hero Silver camera into the midst of a West Palm Beach, Florida fireworks display, and the resulting footage is stunning - but also illegal. While authorities are cool with disease-ridden illegals streaming across the border like ants to the picnic, they frown upon tiny unmanned remote-controlled helicopters flying through fireworks. I argue that the exclusion zone rules in effect during fireworks displays are there to keep manned aircraft from accidental harm and to keep manned boats out from underneath falling cinders. Were the drone to be downed by a firework, well no one is on it to be hurt and ostensibly there's no one below it, right? At the worst, the owner is out a few hundred bucks for a drone and camera. Where the penalty for invading the United States by crossing the border illegally is free food, housing, medical care, amnesty, three years of tax-exempt status to start a business and eventual education benefits whether you even bother to learn English or not and having everyone cater to your home culture while taking every measure to not offend you with an American flag, the penalty for violating a safety zone is a $40,000 fine and for willful violations it is a Class D felony, punishable by at least five, but no more than 10 years in prison.



What the hell happened, America?  Detroit was once the world's richest city and is now America's first Third World city. We lose more Americans in Chicago on an average weekend to homicides than we do in Afghanistan. We used to be The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Now we're The Land of the Sheep and Home of the Slaves.


But who cares? Just keep the free stuff coming from Washington.






Below is the entire text of the Declaration of Independence. I'm sure you'll find a plethora of parallels to modern times and today's tyrants in Washington to those grievances of yore.



IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Big tip of the hat to the crew at Tea Party News for the inspiration.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dude, where's my emails?

Forrest Gump may not have been a smart man, but even he would have known that emails aren't stored on your hard drive.



I'm simply amazed that the IRS, and well really the entire Obeezy Administration and the Democrat Machine, are so effing arrogant and corrupt that they think everyone around them is too stupid to see past their bullshittery.

The IRS is Obeezy's Gestapo. A weapon to destroy enemies among the American people and to keep the rest in terrified acquiescence. Who's gonna enforce Obamacare? IRS agents. You were forced to buy it and the IRS will take your money to ensure you obey. And if you cross the regime, the IRS will target you for audit and if you have (or want to have) tax-exempt status, it will be stripped or denied. Who better to enforce redistribution of wealth than the Tax Man?

We all knew that conservative and Tea Party groups, under orders from the DOJ and Eric Holder, were being targeted by the IRS and audited at a rate more than 10 times higher than anybody else. And we all knew it was a crock when after it came out the targeting was NOT the result of two rogue low-level agents at the Cincinnati IRS offices, as was the claim. That sham had a maximum effective range of zero feet coming after the Obeezy Regime blamed the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video and left four Americans to die (but that's another scandal and a blog for another day...).



So we get the chick who was the director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, one Lois G. Lerner, on the carpet in front of Congress wanting the truth, which we knew wasn't gonna be forthcoming. And she professed her innocence before pleading the Fifth, which actually negated her ability to use the protection of the Fifth Amendment (by making a statement of innocence), a point well-made most vehemently by South Carolina Congressional representative Trey Gowdy. That dude has quickly become one of the biggest names in Conservative politics and a force to be reckoned with lest he open a can of Constitutional Law Whoopass on you. But Lois takes the Fifth and refuses to talk, and so they subpoena her emails.


It should surprise no one that she sucks at math yet worked for the IRS. After all, the original Obama Secretary of the Treasury was a tax cheat who couldn't fathom Turbo Tax.


Guess what? Said emails for an entire two year period that conveniently covered the dates of the targeting are GONE. Seems that according to the IRS Lerner's hard drive crashed and the mails were lost, when the drive was recycled and destroyed.

Seriously? You expect us to believe this? Of course you do; you think everyone is stupid and in awe of The Great Obeezy and His Donkey Party, and those that question Him are Racist Un-American Terrorists.



Emails may indeed be stored on a local hard drive but they don't exist just there. Those are just saved copies. They exist on SERVERS. And by law, corporations (including the Feral Gummint™) have to hold on to email correspondences for a certain period of time in their email servers for situations that include, say, subpoenas. If you check your Gmail or Yahoo email from your laptop, that email isn't on your laptop, it's on their servers. Same with your phone. You must think we're like a three year old who thinks there are tiny people inside the TV or inside the radio and that's what makes them work. The IRS expects fully for you and me to produce every shred of paperwork and receipts for the past seven years instantly upon their command and if we used an excuse the equivalent of The Dog Ate My Tax Return, we'd be in federal prison trying not to get ass-raped in the showers and looking out for someone trying to shank us with a shiv in the laundry room. But they can just say oops we lost 'em?

While conveniently losing removing and subsequently destroying Lerner's hard drive, at best you destroyed some locally downloaded and stored mails. The actual mails are on the IRS mail servers. Well, there were... I'm sure by now those have been scoured clean too just like magic. It was probably like 1945-circa Berlin with the Nazis burning Holocaust and other war crimes files while the Allies closed in.

 
And current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was all smug while being questioned this week about the emails until Trey Gowdy and Paul Ryan among others took him apart limb from limb. 
  
 I am sitting here listening to this testimony. I just – I don’t believe it,” Ryan said to Koskinen. “That’s your problem. Nobody believes you.”

Ryan accused the IRS of misleading Congress by previously claiming that no targeting occurred and then that progressive groups were also targeted by the IRS. “All of those things have been proven untrue,” Ryan said.

“You bury in a 27-page letter to the Senate asking for them to conclude the investigation that you’ve lost Lois Lerner’s emails…Monday, our investigators ask your agency if any other hard drives crashed” and Koskinen finally admitted that six other IRS officials under investigation also had their hard drives crash.

“We told you on Monday,” Koskinen said about the six additional hard drive crashes.

“You told us on Monday because we asked you! We asked you if any other hard drives crashed. This is unbelievable. You told us in May you were going to give us all of Lois Lerner’s emails and you learned in February that this crashed,” Ryan said.

“I’m not asking you a question, I’m making a statement…You can turn [taxpayers'] lives upside down. You ask taxpayers to hand over seven years of their own taxpayer information in case they’re ever audited, and you can’t keep six months of emails?,” Ryan said.

“This is not being forthcoming. This is being misleading again. This is a pattern of abuse, a pattern of behavior that is not giving us any confidence that this agency is being impartial. I don’t believe you. This is incredible,” Ryan said.

 





 


Gowdy also lit into former IRS lawyer Jennifer O’Connor to ask what the loss of the emails looks like outside the  Beltway to the average American.

O’Connor, a White House lawyer who previously presided over the IRS’s effort to collect Lerner’s emails, was grilled by Gowdy over the search’s parameters, which he claimed were unnecessarily limited.

“What’s wrong with the search terms being ‘to’ and ‘from?’” he asked.

“Well that would get you everything –” O’Connor began.

“Right, that’s my point,” Gowdy interrupted. “Why reduce it? If you want access to all the information, if you want access to all of the truth, why are you reducing the search terms? Why not just ‘to Lois Lerner’ and ‘from Lois Lerner?’”



Congressman Gowdy got particularly heated when trying to explain to O’Connor why the failure to retain Lerner’s emails was so outrageous.

“What negative inference would you draw — if you were just one of our fellow citizens watching this,” Gowdy said. “You know that initially there was a denial of targeting. You know that she picked a very obscure [American Bar Association] conference to disclose that targeting had taken place.”

“You know that initially it was blamed on two rogue agents — in fact, Jay Carney perpetuated that myth,” he continued. “You know that Lois Lerner took the Fifth Amendment. You know that the president of the United States said there was not a smidgen of corruption. And now you’re told that the evidence doesn’t exist, the emails don’t exist.”

“What negative inference — if you were just a regular citizen sitting at home watching this, and you’ve got that litany of failed defenses, those false, exculpatory statements, and now you’re told that evidence doesn’t exist — what negative inference would you draw?” the lawmaker angrily concluded.

Insert Deer In Headlights comments here...




Hey, Government: even the most base and meek among us are able to partake of cloud-based online backup services like Carbonite. I bet they'd cut you a cheap bulk rate too. Or, just get the records from the NSA. They spy on EVERYONE. Hell, they know what I had for dinner last July so I'm sure that vast warehouse of theirs out in Utah has Auntie Lois' emails on a server or a thumb drive.






It's beautiful to see the Left unraveling over this, crumbling under the weight of all their scandals and illegal operations. Even their lapdog propaganda machine in the Lamestream Media is questioning the veracity of the junta's excuses and dealings. I sure as hell don't expect them to embrace the Right any time soon but it's admittedly nice to see that even they have a threshold for bullshit.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's the Clintonian Definition of "Broke"?



Really. You've GOT to be kidding me.

Early last week former Secretary of State/former Senator/former First Lady of the United States, Madame Hillary Rodham Clinton, had the audacity to say that when they left the White House that they, meaning her and her husband and all his mistresses, were not only broke but in debt.



Digest that a minute. Chew on it before you choke. Don't laugh or some may spill out on the floor. Much in the same way William Jefferson Clinton stood there under oath during his impeachment and wanted us to define "is" versus "was" in regards to whether he was banging his intern, one must ask Hillary to define "broke" and "in debt". Most people I know get by on a combined income between spouses of under $70,000 a year....WAY under.

USA Today estimated in 2013 that Bill Clinton had a net worth of $55 million and counting. The former president makes millions of dollars a year in speaking fees. More recent estimates put his net worth at $80 million and he and wife Hillary's combined net worth anywhere from $100 to $200 million.


Now, technically, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in debt when they left the White House. Financial forms filed for 2000 show assets between $781,000 and almost $1.8 million -- and liabilities between $2.3 million and $10.6 million, mostly for legal bills. And within just one year, their financial troubles were effectively gone. Hillary Clinton's Senate disclosure forms show that in 2001, they reported earning nearly $12 million.

Pretty much everyone I know would dearly love to be as broke as the Clintons were when they left the White House. I had a problem with my car this week and wasn't quite sure what it was, and the mechanic down the street came & got it & took it to his shop to diagnose. I spent the bulk of my vacation this past week around the house, not wanting to go anywhere and spend money I didn't have to spare if my car needed something major done. I have no cushion for emergencies because despite all the rosy economic news the White House feeds their pet monkeys in the Lamestream Media, my employer keeps cutting hours while gas prices and food prices and utility prices continue to creep on up. I know damned well I'm not the only person feeling the money pinch in ObamaLand. The only people doing well are Limousine Liberals and those on welfare, who eat better than I do.

As a former President, Bill is entitled to staff & office expenses, health insurance & medical care (not that cheap Obamacare crap, either) and a Secret Service detail for life, in addition to a pension of what started as over $150,000 and the current pension for former Presidents is now at over $200,000.

Under the Former Presidents Act, the Secretary of the Treasury pays a taxable pension to a former President. Former Presidents receive a pension equal to the pay that the head of an executive department (Executive Level I) would be paid, as of 2014 $201,700. The pension begins immediately after a President's departure from office.

Transition funding for the expenses of leaving office is available for seven months. It covers office space, staff compensation, communications services, and printing and postage associated with the transition. Private office staff and related funding is provided by the Administrator of the General Services Administration. Persons employed under this subsection are selected by and responsible only to the former president for the performance of their duties. Each former president fixes basic rates of compensation for persons employed for him (or her), not exceeding an annualized total of $150,000 for the first 30 months and $96,000 thereafter.

So, right after they left the White House, wealthy Clinton pal Terry McAuliffe (now magically the Governor of Virginia) ponied up to get Bill & Hill a $1.3 million dollar loan to but their $1.7 million mansion in Chappaqua, NY so Hillary could run for Senate. Oh yeah, Hilly has that Senate pension package combined with her pension from her years as Obeezy's alleged Secretary of State. You know, back when she and Obeezy left four Americans to die in Benghazi and blamed a YouTube video, then said "What difference does it make?"...but that's a blog for another day. Like I said above, most of us would dearly love to be as broke as the Clintons were when they left the White House.


Show up, say a few aw-shucks-huckleberry folksy anecdotes, leer at a few coeds, and pocket 200 grand each time? Yes, please. Attach your name to a ghost-written tome of liberal propaganda and pocket seven figures? Yes, please, all day long. Because y'all were broke, and had a baby girl to send to college, right? Because unlike your kid who toils away working at The Dollar General or waiting tables at Hooters while attending the local community college, that wasn't an option for Former First Offspring Chelsea Victoria Clinton. She received an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and later earned master's degrees from Oxford University and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and a D-Phil from the University of Oxford in 2014. Seriously? A freakin' doctorate in philosophy in this day & age? How stereotypically liberal. Almost as useless as an art history degree, found on the wall of every loft and studio flat occupied by a Starbucks frappe-flinger.

Plus, they had to stockpile money against things like future lawsuits and rape defense cases against Bill, and for little Chelsea's eventual wedding. Because while not as much of a filthy spectacle as the Kanye Kardashian bacchanalia, they still dropped FIVE MILLION on the wedding of their only progeny. We left the White House broke, and still put on a five million dollar wedding.

Chelsea Clinton hasn't been on NBC News for FOUR months but still earns $50,000 a month even though the show she was on, Rock Center, was scrapped. It's reported that she makes $600,000 a year from NBC as a special correspondent. By comparison, her salary is higher than both of the last two editors of the New York Times. The paycheck comes in handy, since she and her husband are expecting and just bought a $10.5 million apartment next to New York's Madison Square Park last spring. I'm sure from those lofty heights she can look down at all the homeless veterans sleeping on steam grates. At least until they install spikes to keep the homeless away. But Chelsea is also a landlord of sorts iin her own right since seemingly Bill & Hill rent their mansion from her.

Huh?

It seems Bill and Hillary Clinton have been using a sketchy, dodgy, but legal tax loophole to evade the so-called 'death tax' that they both worked to raise, according to news reports published on Tuesday.

In order to shield all that newly-minted wealth from the federal government's rapacious tax collectors at the IRS, they're ducking the inheritance estate tax using a financial planning strategy to shift ownership of their houses to a private trust, and then to Chelsea.

This leaves them free to reap the tax advantage of making such a generous gift before they die, while they rent the property back from her at a bargain price.

The shell game will put any increases in the properties' value, the capital gains, outside of their estates, and therefore out of the IRS's reach when they die. It will also exclude most of the homes' values from the IRS's calculation that will determine how much of their estates is taxable.

Now, normally, I can almost applaud screwing the IRS out of taking half of everything you will to your kids after you die. I mean, you bust your ass all your life and want to give it to your kids or dog or some waitress with big cans at the corner diner when you shuffle off your mortal coil, and the revenue vultures wanna come pick you clean and take half to fill their empty coffers, empty because they keep doling out benefits to Democrat voters and illegal aliens and the Taliban. So, yeah, normally I'd applaud getting around the IRS on your death bed, but see the Clintons helped put these vulture laws into place. In their political lives, both Clintons have advocated for narrowing the loopholes that they are now leveraging.

In August 2000, shortly before he left office, Bill Clinton vetoed a congressional bill that would have eliminated the estate tax. He insisted that Congress should 'proceed on grounds of fiscal responsibility and fairness' instead.

Hillary has been more direct, arguing during the 2008 presidential campaign season for a change in federal law that would expose more of wealthy Americans' estates to the tax man.

As usual, limousine liberals talk a great line about taxing people and fairness, while they amble back to their palaces and their army of accountants and tax lawyers that help them stay rich....clowns like John Kerry, or Michael Moore, or Al Gore, or even that useless turd Bloomberg.

I hope all this stuff comes back to haunt you, Hillary. You think you're entitled to be President. You're just another elitist one-percenter, a scumbag liberal, and are not to be trusted. I've been saying that since 2007 when I chronicled some of your shady dealings, but I made the mistake at the time of joking "anyone but Hillary" not realizing we'd be stuck with Obastard for 8 years. This nation simply can NOT afford to put you in office.

Monday, June 2, 2014

When in doubt, blame guns



Last Friday a mentally unstable loner, all boo-hoo because he couldn't get laid, a child of privilege (Daddy was an assistant director on The Hunger Games) obsessed with money and status (Drove a BMW that cost more than most of us make in a year), went on a killing spree around Santa Barbara, California.



Drunken and self-absorbed party goers ignored him at a party he wandered into 10 months previously, and he was still nursing a grudge because when he tried to push party-goers who ignored him off a 10-foot ledge, they pushed back. This caused him to fall and break his ankle and (gasp!) lose his precious Gucci sunglasses. He vowed revenge, wrote a manifesto, babbled his diatribes on his YouTube channel, gave all sorts of warning signs that he was about to snap that no one figured out till it was too late, and finally lost it.

He stabbed his 3 room mates to death, emailed out his 137-page manifesto to parents, family friends, and at least one therapist, then drove to a sorority house where he shot & killed two girls. He then drives to a deli, gets out, shoots & kills another man, then continues driving along at high rates of speed shooting randomly at people and trying to run them over. When confronted by police, he exchanges fire with them, crashes his car and then blows his brains out.



The shell casings were still tinkling on the pavement when the Lamestream Media blamed the NRA and called for gun control. Because, after all, it was the NRA who forced this kid to kill people, right? All they can talk about is the guns, ignoring the fact that he stabbed three of his six victims. A full fifty percent of the dead were killed with a knife but no one is calling for knife control or knife-free zones or stricter knife laws or banning knives. He tried to run people over yet no one is calling for bans on cars and background checks to drive. It's all about the guns. It's a convenient event for the anti-gun lobby to capitalize on.

And of course, there's the war on women. Or as the leftists and feminazis will say, War on Womyn.... because of course this was all violence towards the female of the species... except that four of his six victims were men. A full 66% of the victims were men, but it's a war on women. Again, the Left and their Lamestream Media lapdogs latched onto a convenient political tool for their own benefit.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) immediately called for even more gun control. I guess Blumenthal feels the need to be Joe Anti-Gun because of the Sandy Hook shooting. Perhaps someone should tell the good Senator that the people of Sandy Hook ended up voting to put armed guards in their schools. Perhaps someone should point out to Blumenthal that until he started shooting, Rodger actually complied with all of the gun control laws.

You see, the People's Republic of California has among the most draconian gun control laws in the country. The University of California Santa Barbara is a gun free zone.  None of that stopped a killer. Gun free zones don’t stop criminals. Just ask the people of Sandy Hook who put a guy with a gun in their gun free zones to protect them. Recently,  a Jack in the Box restaurant in Houston posted it was a gun free zone. Within a one month period, the restaurant was robbed at gunpoint three times. This gun free BBQ joint in NC was robbed at gunpoint. I guess the perps couldn't read; I'm sure had they known it was a gun free zone they would have picked another place to rob, right?



Advertising you are gun free or that people with legal valid concealed carry permits are not welcome to bring their weapon with them does two things: it tells criminals they can rob the place at will with no danger of getting ventilated, and it ensures a segment of the buying public gets discriminated against and will no longer patronize your establishment.

Americans are told that gun free zones and magazine round limits and background checks would stop mass murders.

Yet all of those were in place and they did not stop Elliot Rodger. When Elliot Rodger first began his rampage, he used a hammer and a knife to kill three men...his roommates. Then he used three 9mm semi-auto handguns to kill two women and to kill Chris Martinez. All of those guns were legally purchased with a background check. All three guns had ten round magazines. In fact the two killers at Columbine had ten-round magazines for one of their weapons. Thirteen of them in fact. The killer at Virginia tech had 17 magazines for his weapons. Most of them were 10-round magazines, though some were fifteen. Any idea how long it takes to change a magazine? I can do it pretty damned fast. With practice you can drop one and insert another in about 2 and a half seconds.



Keep on calling for background checks as if they don't exist. They do exist. I had one done for every firearm I've owned. Elliot Rodger passed a background check for every weapon he carried. And there's no such thing as a gun-show loophole. That's a complete and utter fabrication by the Left and their anti-gun propagandists.

The smoke had barely cleared when the father of one of the slain men immediately cast blame. Richard Martinez, the father of 20-year-old student Christopher Martinez, told reporters on Saturday, the day after the shooting: “Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA.”

“They talk about gun rights, what about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop?” asked  Martinez, who said that his family was “lost and broken” before he broke down while showing pictures of his son smiling in a baseball outfit as a child.

He said: “When will enough people say, ‘Stop this madness.’ We do not have to live like this. Too many people have died. We should say to ourselves, ‘not one more’.”

I'll cut the guy a modicum of slack because 12 hours previous his son was murdered and his body probably hadn't even be released yet to the mortuary. He was still in a state of shock. However...

The NRA is not to blame. I as a gun owner and shooting enthusiast am not to blame. Elliot Rodger is to blame. A mentally ill, spoiled kid who played violent video games all day. A kid whose dad helped direct a movie based on murderous violence between children as bloodsport. But the Left doesn't believe in personal responsibility, only blameshifting and persecution of those who don't believe the way they do, and so the scumbag liberals at The Daily Beast feed the low-info sheeple crap about how the NRA is an evil entity hell bent on murdering babies. Of course there's no mention about how most of the gun violence that occurs is in gun-controlled liberal zones....



This was a premeditated, long-planned murder spree by a mentally-ill kid. Just like Aurora. Just like Sandy Hook. Just like Virginia Tech. Connect the dots, and you'll see that law-abiding gun owners aren't to blame.










Hat tip and mega kudos to my man Atomik Tiger. I borrowed a bunch of visuals from him for this article. Follow him on Twitter (@atomiktiger) or check out his blog.