Wait a minute! Didn’t the Mayor of Boston and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assure us that after the initial arrest was made, no one else was involved?
BEFORE the investigation was concluded? BEFORE the bodies were cold?
How could this be? They secretly let a Saudi Arabian person-of-interest leave, decry conspiracies and violent Islamofascist involvement, and declare ‘all done.’
What’s up with THAT?
OH, the other suspects are probably Irish Catholic Bostonian White folks. Nothing to see here, no terrorism.
Just workplace violence, like the Fort Hood shooter.
This just in – the three are friends of the surviving accused bomber, one an American citizen. Shameful!
Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog which is known for tracking down and trying to stamp out government corruption, has issued a report revealing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with the Mexican government to promote the U.S. food stamp program to illegal aliens.
The report said the program, called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, features a Spanish-language flyer supplied to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA “with a statement advising Mexicans in the U.S. that they do not need to declare their immigration status in order to receive financial assistance.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/feds-caught-promoting-welfare-to-foreigners/#ZgQm63wMS5677xss.99
As if we don’t already have enough trouble with illegal immigration and
the ‘budget’ federal spending!
The report continues…
… that taxpayer money was used to run Spanish-language television ads “encouraging illegal immigrants to apply for government-financed food stamps. The Mexican Consul in Santa Ana, Calif., at the time even starred in some of the U.S. government-financed television commercials, which explained the program and provided a phone number to apply. In the widely viewed commercial the consul assured that receiving food stamps ‘won’t affect your immigration status.’”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/feds-caught-promoting-welfare-to-foreigners/#ZgQm63wMS5677xss.99
We’re already broke. WTF?
h/t Plan of the Day
(From John Lott)
How just a few new Senators can make such a big difference in how the Senate operates. These Senators are focusing on how these bills will hurt “citizens’ right to self-defense.” A filibuster might give these Senators a real chance to educate people about exactly how these laws will cause harm. From The Hill newspaper:
Carney said a filibuster would be “unfortunate” and would send the wrong message to the families of gun violence victims.
“I don’t think you need to tell the families of those who have lost their children to gun violence that bills like this may be filibustered. I don’t think that would be welcome news,” Carney said.
GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ted Cruz (Texas) threatened to filibuster the bill in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that argued it was an infringement of Second Amendment rights. The bill would expand background checks and penalties on straw purchases of firearms.
The senators pledged to “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”
“The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects citizens’ right to self-defense. It speaks to history’s lesson that government cannot be in all places at all times, and history’s warning about the oppression of a government that tries,” they wrote. . . .
Considering the proclivities of the current administration to enforce ex-post-facto legislation, if this does pass, it would be interesting to see prosecution of all the Fast and Furious BATFE folks, as well as Mark Kelly for straw purchases. With the increased penalties, of course.
After all, no one is above the law, right?
Irvin Nathan, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, announced Friday that he will not press charges against NBC News’ David Gregory nor any employee of the broadcast network for violating the city’s gun laws. Violation of the city’s firearms laws carry a maximum $1,000 fine and one year in jail. (emphasis Guffaw)
Can you say hypocritical elitism ? – sure you can!
From the Chicago Tribune…
Ald. Howard Brookins, 21st, chairman of the City Council black caucus, welcomed the decision, saying allowing Chicagoans to carry concealed weapons would help level the playing field* in neighborhoods where law-abiding citizens feel like they need firearms to protect themselves. (emphasis Guffaw)
“Certain people will have a sense of safety and peace of mind in the ability to do it,” Brookins said of conceal-carry.
That “peace of mind” would stem from citizens’ new-found ability to legally challenge Chicago’s “gangbanger monopoly on force” (granted, Illinois and Chicago law mandates a “government monopoly on force,” but considering the history of many Chicago officials and police officers, the two terms might be reasonably seen as largely synonymous).
Brookins then goes on to say that many otherwise law abiding citizens, forced to choose between disarmed helplessness and being “gun criminals,” have chosen the latter option:
“I think those people have a gun now, they’ve just been made criminals because they can’t legally have it,” Brookins said. “And I think the gangbangers and thugs are going to have a gun regardless.”
Of course, The Associated Press reports that not all the alderman’s brethren are on-board with his pronouncement.
“I believe that the city would be well within its rights to prohibit that (concealed weapons) within its borders, and then we’ll take that up to the Supreme Court,” said Alderman Joe Moore.
“People’s safety is at risk,” said Alderman Anthony Beale.
Well, at least the scales have dropped from some Chicago politician’s eyes. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, both in the Supreme Court and in the electorate.
*one of the President’s favorite phrases!
h/t Gun Rights Examiner
No, Mr. President, we’ve not forgotten.
Washington D.C. – According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program’s failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.
Please read the whole article. And remember federal agents died as well as thousands of Mexican nationals in violent drug smuggling wars.
copied) stolen from MArooned in it’s entirety. Thanks Jay G.!)
LONDON – Britain’s education secretary says he will investigate how local officials removed three children from their foster family because of concerns about the parents’ political beliefs.
The Rotherham borough council sparked criticism Saturday when it was revealed that its social workers removed the children, who are European migrants, because their foster parents are members of the right-wing U.K. Independence Party.
I’m sure the same actions would have been taken if the foster parents were part of a left-wing party, right? I’m certain that the party’s views on immigration reform played no part in the removal. I mean, England’s never been one to appease an invading force, right?
And to those who think it can’t happen here, well, if you believe that I’ve got this bridge for sale…
That is all.Another dispatch from…(image courtesy of Robb Allen)RIGHT?
Misanthropic? Me? Inconceivable. points out that Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Greg Stanton is a member of MAIG – Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded by that champion of personal liberty, NYC Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG!
You remember him? The guy who just banned large sugary fountain drinks in New York City, who previously banned salt, trans-fats and smoking. That famous individual rights guy…
Some folks on the Internet call the group Illegal Mayors Against Guns. Go to their website and draw your own conclusions. It is an interesting factoid that august members of this group have bigger rap sheets than the firearm-carrying public! And they try to keep this under wraps!
Oh, by-the-way, Tucson (AZ) Mayor Jennifer Eckstrom is also a member. Quelle surprise. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!
I wonder if if city tax dollars are paying for a funded liaison to the group, as in other member cities?
h/t Jon, Thirdpower
on Illicit Small Arms Trade
14th Meeting* (PM)
Review Conference Adopts Text Renewing Commitment to Prevent, Combat, Eradicate
Illicit Trade in Small Arms, Light Weapons
Concern Voiced over Accuracy, Lack of Stronger Language in Some Areas
Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.
The document’s adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. “We accomplished something great today,” said U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria), President of the Conference, formally known as the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
There was one caveat in the report: Representatives of Israel and the United States said they wished to disassociate themselves from preambular paragraph 11 of the Programme of Action, relating to the right to self-determination of people under foreign occupation.
This didn’t show up on Congresses’ Thomas Database, either. What did The President say about instituting gun control ‘under the radar’ to Sarah Brady?
This U.N. measure has effectively been adopted world-wide, and member countries have agreed to adopt it by 2018!
Go to the link to read the whole press release. While not reported in the press, the United States reportedly supports this measure, with the exception noted above. The Senate hasn’t taken action, yet.
It’s getting scarier every day.
h/t Rev. Paul, madmedic
Quelle surprise. One of my favorite Southern homilies (PS – I’m not from the South) is:
“What do you expect from a pig but a grunt!”
From the article:
The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.
It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized property — not a person — is put on trial. This allows prosecutors to dispense with pesky constitutional rights, which conveniently don’t apply to inanimate objects. In this looking-glass world, the owner is effectively guilty until proved innocent and has the burden of proving otherwise. Anyone falsely accused will never see his property again unless he succeeds in an expensive uphill legal battle.
Such seizures are common in drug cases, which sometimes can ensnare people who have done nothing wrong. James Lieto found out about civil forfeiture the hard way when the FBI seized $392,000 from his business because the money was being carried by an armored-car firm he had hired that had fallen under a federal investigation. As the Wall Street Journal reported, Mr. Lieto was never accused of any crime, yet he spent thousands in legal fees to get his money back.
Go and read the whole article, if you can stomach it. The Washington Times
Then remember BOTH MAJOR PARTIES running in November support and have historically supported more government asset seizure and gun control.
Kinda makes pulling that lever more complicated, doesn’t it? Or sickening.
h/t The Washington Times, The Gun Wire (TM)