Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leftist Tools For Speech Suppression

Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge
If you don't read Drudge, The Hill, or watch FOX (I don't watch FOX), then you very likely don't know what the hyperactive Leftists are up to on a daily or at least regular basis. This stream of information must be stopped if you are a Leftist. The Left already kills all news of their own culture war on their own Leftist information outlets, aka mainstream media. Low information voters know nothing of the multitude of scandals, lies, and corruption that seethes in their government. Just watch, there will be a bunch of "independents" who will "judge the candidates based on their debates" in about 18 months... totally unaware that Obama lied with every sentence in the last debates and fostered massive corruption in the US government.

In a sense, some of the media has always been corrupt. Large newspapers reported the news their owners preferred. The networks didn't fully corrupt until the '80's as best as I recall. But then they went over in a big way. News magazines, Time and Newsweek, also went over around then, although Newsweek was suspect even during the '50's.

But web is open and free. That goes against everything that the Left believes in. They will war on the web until they control it too.

Hillary

Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'
Well it's not the Obama job fairy...

Liar, Liars

It's almost too common to pay attention to, these lying bastards and their constant lies, except that people died, a lot of them, and the corruptocrats are in full cover-up mode.
Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

"President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.

The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.

Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ."

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fast & Furious: Concealed by Executive Privilege and Other Tales of Obama

Justice Dept. List of Withheld Fast & Furious Docs is 1,323 Pages Long

"For the first time, the Department of Justice has provided a detailed description of 15,662 Fast and Furious-related documents it is withholding from Congress, the public and the press under executive privilege exerted by President Obama.

The description comes in the form of a so-called Vaughn index ordered by a federal court in a lawsuit filed against the Justice Department by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. The Justice Department waited to provide the index, due yesterday, until 8:34 p.m.

The number of withheld documents is so extensive, that the list describing them is 1,323 pages long."
Yep. Just the list.

Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife [and mother]

"Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department.

The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal. Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act. The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee."
As for our borders:
AZ Sheriff: Obama Administration Refusing to Give Law Enforcement Names of Criminal Illegals

"Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Your World With Neil Cavuto," Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said the Obama administration not only "knowingly lied" about releasing criminal illegal immigrants last year but also they will not release the names of those criminals to law enforcement so they can protect the citizens.

Babeu said he sent a letter to DHS Assistant Secretary John Morton over a year ago top get the names of the criminals released in his county and to this point he has received no reply.

Babeu said, "I need to protect the citizens of my county and God knows where these individuals are. And they have a greater propensity for recidivism, the return to crime, because they're not even from our country. And they have committed some of the most egregious crimes of murder and armed robbery and assault against a cop.""
And this:
U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release"New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released "low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records," a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress."
And the ever popular IRS:
Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways"A 10-year veteran IRS attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing American corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes at the same time the agency is cracking down on individuals and small businesses.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, IRS commissioner John A. Koskinen, and IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, Jane J. Kim, an attorney in the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel in New York, accused IRS executives of “deliberately” facilitating multi-billion dollar tax giveaways. The letter, dated October 19, will add further pressure on the agency, which is under fire for allegedly targeting conservative and Tea Party groups.

Kim, who has previously blown the whistle on “gross waste of government resources” in the IRS New York field offices [Senior IRS Lawyer Charges Chief Counsel's New York Office With Waste and Abuse], wrote in her new letter that senior IRS officials have “intentionally undermined the authority of the IRS Whistleblower Office” to avoid taking action “in cases involving billions in corporate taxes due.” The IRS also refuses to enforce laws for “large corporate taxpayers,” resulting in giveaways of further billions, despite applying the same laws with “draconian strictness to small business, the self-employed, and wage-earning individuals.” ...

Following coverage of her earlier allegations by Pulitzer Prize winning tax journalist David Cay Johnston, Kim was approached by a private sector lawyer representing corporate whistleblowers to the IRS, who told her that numerous legitimate investigations into corporate tax fraud were being shut down. Her letter sent on Sunday to the US Treasury and IRS described three such cases. ...

The private sector lawyer, a former IRS attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for over 15 years, said on condition of anonymity that Kim’s allegations are not isolated, but represent a deep-rooted trend: “The problem is the IRS upper management don’t want a big case going forward. They are purposely not working big cases. Employees are quietly encouraged not to expedite them, and to settle or dismiss them. I’ve seen the IRS sit on straightforward billion-dollar cases for years, and then decide not to pursue.” ..."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nat Hentoff: A Precious 12 Minutes.

If you like the Constitution, you might like Hentoff. I do.

War Against Women

CNN anchor, liberals give grins and thumbs up to violence against the 'Right' women

"How do you get liberals to approve of violence against women? Just tell them the women are Republicans named "Palin."

Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released audio of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She grinned during the entire setup.

The anchor went on to say “sit back and enjoy,” before playing the audio, in which Bristol says she confronted a man who had allegedly pushed her little sister, only to have him shove her to the ground, then drag her by her feet while calling her an obscene name I cannot republish here that refers to the female anatomy.

Costello commented, still grinning, after the audio that “the long bleep” was her favorite part. She ended the segment by saying “you can thank me later.”

Costello is the same anchor who was enraged by the NFL’s apparent lack of concern for the wife of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who was punched by the football player in an Atlantic City elevator in February.

Other liberals piled on, seemingly delighted that the daughter of someone they disagree with politically was physically attacked. Talking Points Memo provided a partial transcript of the audio, including it in a list of the “best (or worst) moments from the audio.”

MSNBC writer Joseph Neese described the scene in such a way that teemed with glee and downplayed the assault.

“A lady with gray hair apparently wanted to punch Willow. Bristol was in the limo. A guy dragged Bristol across the grass. They took her $300 sunglasses and shoes. And she was left there,” Neese wrote, before referring to the “expletive-laden audio.”

And he made sure to point out that Bristol was a “former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant.” The only quotes included from Bristol’s audio was her saying she would defend her little sister. While describing the video, Neese allotted just one sentence to the attack on Bristol.

What Neese found “most notable” about the video was not the fact that a young woman tearfully told police she was assaulted and dragged, but that she described this using “16 expletives in just 89 seconds.”"
Costello is sub-human; that seems to be what it takes to go on CNN.

Why [She] Refuse[s] To Criticize Islam As A Feminist And Atheist

This is Great! This feminist refuses to criticize Islam because: white males.

Oh and the Inquisition and Oliver Cromwell, too.

Read the whole thing. When I get done laughing I might write a rejoinder (probably not, who really thinks that the bombing of abortion clinics forcing people into pregnancies is a suppression of American women comparable to that of Islam??) There is so much there for her to take to her shrink... and that would be the right approach.

All Schools MUST Be Atheist: FFRF Bullies Oklahomans; ACLU Supports the Bullying

Putnam City Schools, Atheist Group At Odds Over Prayer Photo

"PUTNAM CITY, Oklahoma - One Oklahoma school district is in a fight with atheist over a picture. Putnam City Schools claims it has had the picture, of what appears to be two children praying, for nearly two decades, but the atheist group says it's illegal.

That group is called the Freedom from Religion Foundation. And after two requests to take the picture down, it still hangs at this middle school, even while possible legal action looms

Inside the main office of Putnam City's Kenneth Cooper Middle School hangs an image of two children, hands folded, with an American Flag in the back ground; an image Middle School Parent Dwaine Curtis hasn't ever really noticed.

"You see pictures like that all the time hanging up everywhere. [It] doesn't bother me any and shouldn't bother anyone else," said Putnam City Parent, Dwaine Curtis.

But it did bother one parent, who contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), based in Wisconsin, and now the organization wants the image removed, saying it sends a clear message that "Real American Children Pray" and it violates the Establishment Clause, protecting any establishment of religion.

"It just doesn't belong in a public school," said Andrew Seidel, attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc.

The Oklahoma ACLU agrees.

"We have to insure that it's not just the majority of faith that we're protecting, but students of other faiths or no faith at all," said Ryan Kiesel, Director of the Oklahoma ACLU.

In response to FFRF, the district's legal representation wrote:

"The poster...has hung in the office for 18 years without a complaint" and the image "does not create coercive pressure on students."

Finally the letter stated, "The District will not agree to remove the image from its office.""

I hope they are referred to the ACLJ or ADF for a solid defense of their First Amendment Rights. The ACLU's claim of "defending all students" from a picture that is outside their experience is bogus, especially in light of the Constitution. As they say, which part of "free exercise of" do you not understand?

The demand to create an Atheist USA is all part of the overall pursuit of a totally valueless culture which is easily controlled by the dominant elites who do have that one value: Will To Power. The FFRF is the thug group who wants to act as enforcer, but only of the small fry. It cannot take on the religious inscriptions on the government buildings in DC, because the FFRF actually are small fry too, making big threats against people who can be easily cowed by threats of financial damage.

Atheist Criminal Gets Rich On California Taxpayers

California to Pay Atheist Parolee $1.95 Million

" The California government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program.

The Record Searchlight reports ( http://bit.ly/1o9NaPg ) Barry Hazle Jr. of Redding and his attorney announced the settlement Tuesday in San Francisco.

A federal court ruled last year that forced participation in a religious program had violated Hazle's constitutional rights.

The 46-year-old Hazle served a year in prison on a drug charge and after being released in 2007 was ordered to take part in a rehab program.

His parole agent arrested him on parole violation after he refused to participate in the program. After serving three more months, Hazle sued the state corrections department."
Can't make this stuff up.

If You Can't Beat Them, Cheat Them

From Instapundit:
Remember, you don’t just have to beat them. You have to beat them beyond the margin of fraud.
What with the corrupt system being revealed in Colorado's early vote disaster and the overt ballot stuffing in Arizona, the margin of fraud will be very, very high this election. The margin of honest votes for the Right can easily be overcome by the margin of fraud from the Left. Always remember that Consequentialism, the default ethic/tactic of AtheoLeftists, allows for any tactic whatsoever to be used, if there is a chance for its success. In fact, under Alinskyism, it is required that such tactics be used. And Alinsky is the Apostle for the Left.

Truth v. "Justice"

The following headlines were accumulated at Drudge:
REPORT: Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Did Not Have Hands Up When Shot...

WASH POST: New evidence supports officer's account...

Black eyewitnesses corroborate...

Brown high enough to trigger hallucinations...

Police Chief: 'Very Unlikely' Officer Will Be Charged...

Protesters march inside Police Dept...

'All Hell Going To Break Loose'...

AUNT: 'They Will Feel And See Wrath Of God's Vengeance Come Upon Them In Mighty Way'...
They scream, "justice!" What that actually want is the preservation of their Victimhood status, under which anything they do, anything at all, is justified by their Victimhood status. This Leftist institution now makes the plantation blacks uncontrollable, purely under the Leftist Messiahist Ideology.

Islam and Peace, In the Land of the Prophet

The Savage Lands of Islam

"The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age."

The Mufti, who also called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and whose descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, and through it Islam around the world.

However for all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last half century years; an apt metaphor for his entire religion.

Saudi Arabia, the heartland of Islam, still tries and executes witches. What sort of religion can come out of a place that marries off ten year old girls and murders old women on charges of witchcraft? The sort that flies planes into skyscrapers, murders teenage girls for using Facebook and bases its entire society on a ladder with Muslim men at the top, Muslim women a few rungs below and everyone else somewhere at the bottom.

The Saudis are not an aberration, they are Islam in its purest and truest form. That is why Al Qaeda was founded by a Saudi and why Saudis, the wealthy citizens of a wealthy kingdom, are its best recruits. It is not poverty or oppression that moves them to kill, but wealth and privilege.

This is where Islam originated, whose brutality and cunning spread it across the world, whose clans killed each other, then killed or enslaved minority groups, and then embarked on a wave of conquest that destroyed countless cultures and left behind the seeds of hate of the wars we are fighting today.


It is brutally telling that the two centers of Islam, Saudi Arabia for the Sunnis and Iran for the Shiites, are genuinely horrifying places. Neither can remotely be associated with tolerance or human rights. It is simple common sense that the spread of Islam will make Western countries more like Saudi Arabia and Iran, rather than less like them.

...

There are two Islams. The real Islam of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and an imaginary Islam that exists only in the mosques of air and card table Korans of academics apologists and political pundits who have decided that Islam cannot be bad, because no religion can be bad, not even one which kills and kills, it must just be misunderstood.

But then why not tell the Grand Mufti that he has misunderstood his own religion, the religion that he and his ancestors have dedicated themselves to purifying and reforming back to its roots? Telling him that would be a dangerous thing on his own turf, but it would also be foolish. The Grand Mufti's controversial statements contain nothing that Mohammed had not said.

Can the founder of a religion misunderstand his own teachings?

Islam is savage, intolerant, cruel and expansionistic, not due to a misunderstanding, but an understanding of the worst aspects of human nature. It is what it is and no amount of wishing will make it otherwise.

We have opened the door to the desert and a hot wind blows through into the northern climes. Either we shut the door or get used to living in the Saudi desert. "
Peace means pacification to the Prophet's True Believers.

Do go to the link and read the whole thing.