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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tropical Storm Forms Off of South Carolina Coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed off of the South Carolina coast with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

The North Carolina port city of Wilmington set a record rainfall total today with just under 3 inches in a 24-hour period.

Cristobal is located approximately 125 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina moving northward. Bands of heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected in the South Carolina regions surrounding Myrtle Beach and the North Carolina regions surrounding Wilmington.

For complete information, including warnings, tracking, satellite images, radar, winds, and rainfall projections, go to Weather Underground.


The director of the venerable Miss South Carolina beauty pageant has been charged with a felony count of sexually assaulting a child when she was 9 years old.

Joseph Pettigrew Sanders IV of Easley was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with the child in 2005. The child, who is now 11 years old, came forward recently to report the incident that allegedly took place at a local Comfort Inn 3 years ago.

A second suspect, Anita Jordon Gearhart, has also been arrested in connection with the case.

Gearhart is charged with engaging in unlawful conduct with a child.

Sanders has been director of the Miss South Carolina Pageant for a number of years. Interestingly, he was under a federal investigation in 2006 for allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a pageant contestant.

No charges proceeded from that investigation.

For further information on this still-developing story, click HERE.

Corruption Scandal in Union May Broaden

Bearing in mind that charges and allegations brought against citizens, even public officials, must be proved in a court of law, local news sources in South Carolina report that the corruption scandal in the government of the City of Union may broaden.

Union Mayor Bruce Morgan and city official Jeffrey Lawson have both resigned from their positions under federal indictment for corruption. Both are charged with allegedly engaging in a kickback scheme involving the granting of government contracts.

But law enforcement agents have reportedly disclosed to local news reporters that more indictments may be handed down to other government officials in Union.

And then, there is also the broader issue of who, exactly, paid off these city officials in exchange for being given lucrative government contracts, if in fact the allegations are true.

The Union City Council will hold a special meeting today to determine the best manner to proceed through the crisis.

Mayor Morgan was scheduled to run for re-election in the Fall and was considered to be a shoo-in. With the filing deadline already passed, the Union mayoral race will be an 'open election,' meaning that all candidates will be write-in candidates, and anyone can run. The annual salary of $103,000 is considered a sweet deal that will draw many candidates.

But the City Council is considering a plan to separate the two positions of Mayor and City Administrator, which had been combined under Morgan. This would more than likely mean that the Mayor's salary would be drastically reduced.

Although the special Council meeting is considered open to the public, it will be difficult for local citizens to attend given that the Council has been in Charleston all week at a special conference, some 3 hours away.

For more information on this continually-developing story, click on the links below.

WSPA-TV News Channel 7

The Union Daily Times

Friday, July 18, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 7/18/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea at War on Guns reports that Len Savage has issued the JBTs an ultimatum concerning the return of his seized property. Read it all.

Armed and Safe says that D.C.'s first day of handgun registration yesterday didn't exactly go so well. ROFL!!

John Lott has an important item on the morons who run D.C. Since when did a semi-automatic handgun become a machine gun? ROFL!!

A Keyboard and a .45 has news about 'Cheaper Than Dirt's' new free online classified ads for firearms.

FreedomSight points to a ruling by my favorite entity in all the world--the 'World Court' of the European Union--which has 'ordered' Texas to halt executions. (Read my snide attempt at humor here, folks...this is to keep from coming unhinged).

Nicki at The Liberty Zone provides her usual riveting commentary, this time on Dick Heller's ill-fated attempt to register his gun in D.C. yesterday.

Squeaky announces that the podcast she hosts along with Ahab now has a new blog and merchandise store. Just click on the Squeaky-link for the details!

Google and the Brady Bunch both can go to hell. Say Uncle says that when you do a Google-search for the term 'carry permit holders,' the first entry that comes up is the Brady Bunch.

Snow Flakes in Hell reports that D.C.'s Eleanor Holmes Norton is encouraging residents NOT to exercise their natural, inherent right to self-defense with a handgun.

The Bitch Girls have launched a campaign to get Pennsylvania residents to volunteer for strong, pro-gun candidates before the November election. Good!

Robb Allen at Sharp as a Marble has the funny of the day. Take a look at how the 'gangstas' in D.C. are getting around the 'bottom-loading' ban.

Tam has essential reading on the quintessential abject failure--Commissar Nancy Pelosi--and her statement on Bush's 'failure.'

Traction Control turns up the heat on Barack Obama for his statement last week that America needs a Soviet or Nazi-styled 'citizen army' that would rival the U.S. military. No doubt about it, Obama is America's Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin rolled into one.

The Denver Post has a MUST-read editorial today on 'drill here, drill now'--something that is sure to have Democrats shittin' in their pants (h/t to Michelle Malkin).

The Rustmeister provides good reading today on the practice of using children to advance a political agenda. Read it all.

Texas Fred has an interesting read on the Springfield XD-45 Tactical handgun.

From Rezkorama, Advance Indiana reports that one of the scandal-ridden Obama influence-peddlers is cashing in early.

Breitbart News Service provides a report on how falling crude oil prices is driving a surge in the stock market.

And now for news from the world of the bizarre. A Mexican sex-slave operation in Asheville, North Carolina has been busted, according to WSPA News Channel 7.

The Revolver vs. Semi-Auto Gun Phenom in D.C.

Fresh from its stinging defeat by the U.S. Supreme Court which struck down its gun ban, the District of Columbia quickly put together a new set of local laws governing the issuing of handgun permits.

Perhaps D.C. should have taken a bit longer to implement those new ordinances.

D.C. has specified that in its massive gun registration drive, which it began Thursday morning, that it would only place revolvers under consideration, not semi-automatic handguns.

But semi-automatic handguns are the most popular guns of choice for the millions of Americans who wish to protect themselves easily, cheaply, and expediently.

Nowhere in the Supreme Court ruling did the justices specify a type of handgun that was 'unacceptable.'

No doubt revolvers are wonderful and have stood the test of time. They are less likely to jam and encounter some of the other problems inherent in semi-automatic models.

But they have definite limitations.

In a home invasion involving multiple perpetrators, the limited firing capacity of a revolver may mean the death of the homeowner. With a semi-automatic, the frantic victim can fire off round after round without having to worry about reloading before the thugs are stopped.

To gunnies I am aware this is beneath elementary stuff. But to those who are not into the whys and wherefores of self-defense, these commonsense facts may be elusive. In other words, when it comes to personal protection and safety, the revolver vs. semi-auto issue is a major consideration.

Supposedly Mr. Heller showed up to apply for his license without bringing his handgun with him. D.C. wants to do 'a ballistics test' on each gun it approves.

But this is beside the point. The point is that D.C. has absolutely no legal basis for which to deny citizens the right to purchase, register, and use the handgun of their choice, whether it be semi-automatic or not.

Liestoppers--Duke U. and 'the Reverend' Jackson

If you like parody, you will love Joan Foster's latest masterpiece at the Liestoppers blog. Foster creates a scenario where Duke University President Brodhead calls a news conference to condemn 'the Reverend' Jessie Jackson for his latest racist remarks.

Remember that it was Duke University and Brodhead that threw the weight of its support behind the false accusations against 3 innocent Duke lacrosse students/players.

A racial divide quickly grew with all of the usual suspects of race-baiters, including 'the Reverend' Jackson and a very vocal, outspoken group of extremist liberal Duke professors.

Liestoppers was the key to unlocking the massive deception and the eventual proclamation of innocence for the 3 students, as well as the taking down of one of the most corrupt public officials to ever serve in office, former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong.

Joan Foster's insightful commentary, wit, poetry, and creativity were a crucial part of the Liestoppers effort, and now Foster shines once again as she seizes on a golden opportunity to parody yet another sad chapter in the continuing saga of the American race-baiters.

Click HERE to go to Foster's brilliant post.


The small, county-seat town of Union, located in the Upstate of South Carolina, is in a state of shock today as news comes that its mayor, Bruce Morgan, has been indicted on corruption charges.

Mayor Morgan immediately resigned as word came of the indictment.

The town's zoning administrator, Jeffrey Lawson, has also resigned under indictment.

Both men are charged in federal court with accepting kickbacks in return for granting lucrative government contracts to businesses. Since the alleged scheme began in 2007, Morgan and Lawson have reportedly pocketed over $30,000 in kickbacks.

Although Union's population is only 9,000, Morgan's salary as mayor was over $100,000 per year. Morgan had reportedly convinced the Union City Council to fire the city's administrator and combine the job with the mayoral position. This boosted Morgan's salary from just over $6000 per year to over $100,000.

For complete information on this still-developing story, click HERE to go to WSPA News Channel 7.

Late Breaking Update on Durham Satanic Sex Case

The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting that one of the defendants charged in the bizarre rape-and-abuse Satanic sex case in Durham, North Carolina has had her bail significantly reduced by a Superior Court judge.

A judge ruled late Thursday afternoon that Joy Suzanne Johnson, 3rd Vice-Chair of the Durham County Democratic Party, will have her bail set at $75,000. Johnson's bail was originally set at $300,000.

Johnson is charged with aiding and abetting her husband's alleged scheme to lure unsuspecting couples into bondage and slavery, subjecting them to being caged up like animals, and engaging in physical, emotional, and sexual abuse while depriving them of food and water.

The couple faced their accusers in court earlier in the week as allegations were made of Satanic rituals and channeling demons.

A district court judge ruled that there is probable cause for the case to proceed to trial.

Johnson's husband, Joseph Scott Craig, is charged with 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, 3 counts of 2nd-degree kidnapping, 2nd-degree rape, and 2nd-degree forcible sexual offense.

Complete information on this latest update to this continually-developing story can be found HERE.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


David Codrea is reporting this afternoon that the District of Columbia has rejected the request of Dick Heller to get a handgun permit.

Heller is the man who brought the initial lawsuit against D.C.'s unconstitutional gun ban, which has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Yet when Mr. Heller showed up to register his firearm under D.C.'s new laws (approved just this week), he was summarily rejected. City officials stated that the handgun is a semi-automatic weapon, which most handguns are these days.

The Supreme Court, however, stated in its ruling that American citizens have a right to private gun ownership and that means they also have a right to their weapon of choice for self-defense, the handgun.

The majority opinion never specified wheel guns or semi-automatic handguns, but clearly most handguns sold today are in the semi-automatic category.

Sounds like Mr. Heller has reason to bring another lawsuit against D.C.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 7/17/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Human Events has two excellent articles worth reading today. The first points out that the GOP has a grand-slam homerun on its hands with the drill here, drill now issue on oil...IF McCain will seize upon it effectively. The second has a new Electoral College analysis that shows McCain and Obama separated by only 8 electoral votes.

The Muslims Against Sharia Blog reports that Jihadist moles have infiltrated the federal government.

JR at a Keyboard and a .45 reminds us that Sebastian over at Snow Flakes in Hell has started a Gun Blog Rifle League with monthly matchups. Click on the link for info and how to sign up.

David Codrea provides more commentary on the Governor of Illinois' proposal for sending in the National Guard to get gun crime under control in Chicago.

Armed and Safe points out yet another innocuous sounding group that is into citizen disarmament.

Blogonomicon announces that the dramatization of Patrick Henry's 'Give me liberty...' speech can be purchased on DVD. The film is called Give me Liberty. (h/t to David Codrea). CORRECTION! Actually, I think the name of the DVD is The Charge of the Light Brigade, which contains a short feature entitled, Give Me Liberty.

Alphecca reports that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick intends to get rid of pesky gun owners. His plan is to force them into submission using the 'we'll fee you to death' scheme, which is what Massachusetts is known for doing anyway with regard to taxes and fees.

Roberta X provides some prudent insight for gunnies in a piece entitled, 'Your House is Not a Free-Fire Zone.'

Michelle Malkin has several items of great interest today. First, Jessie Jackson dropped the N-word bomb on Obama in that now-infamous tape on Fox News. No wonder they didn't want to show all of it. Second, we get a realistic picture of what we can expect from the traveling Obamedia--female journalists who act as groupies. And third, Malkin reports that an intellectually challenged speaker at the NAACP contends that Barack Obama was 'lynched by the cartoon on the New Yorker.'

John Lott reports that Obama has told yet another whopper of a barefaced lie concerning his position on gun rights, and Lott has the proof.

The Western Rifle Shooters Association has the MUST-read of the day on something that was NOT reported in the mainstream media--China and Mexico held a big summit. Just wait till you see what the Mexican President had to say about the Commies!

Breda at The Breda Fallacy has become a much-beloved gunnie and advocate for gun rights. Here she writes of her hands-on training with her husband, and her philosophy of 'learning by doing.'

Sebastian posts his first in a series of commentary on 'civil disengagement.' An interesting read!

Robb Allen shows us a good photo of the firearm he will be using during his trip to Blackwater.

Say Uncle says that Dick Heller, the man who is responsible for the eventual slap-down of the D.C. gun ban, may now have good reason to sue D.C. again!

Mike McCarville reports that the 3 fawning network news anchors will be accompanying Barack Obama on his trip to Iraq.

The Smallest Minority posts a cartoon that you absolutely MUST see on Nancy Pelosi's opposition to oil drilling here at home.

Gateway Pundit provides details on how the terrorist organization Hezbollah mutilated the bodies of dead Israeli soldiers.

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has much more on this outrage. Read it all.

Simple Talk on Money Issues--McCain vs. Obama

Here are the facts, folks...simple talk on money issues and how the two Presidential candidates' proposals will effect you in your pocketbook.

Here are the proposals, side by side, McCain vs. Obama. On the basis of these facts alone, Obama should be resoundingly defeated!


MCCAIN: (No Change)
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples)
McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

Proposes a 28% tax on profit from ALL home sales.

How does this affect you?

If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain
on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to
down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the
profit you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will
adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their
homes as part of their retirement income. EXAMPLE: Buy a home 25 years
ago for$ 60,000.00; sell it when you retire for $250,000.00, pay the
government $53,200.00 in taxes


(No Change)


How will this affect you?

If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds,
college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that
pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the
money earned on taxes if Obama become president. The experts predict
that 'higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the
stock market yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.


MCCAIN: (No Change)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA: (Reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750

How does this affect you?

Under Obama the lowest wage earners will have their taxes double!
No explanation needed. This is pretty straight forward.


MCCAIN: (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

Restore the inheritance tax

How does this affect you?

Many families have lost businesses, farms and ranches, and homes that
have been in their families for generations because they could not
afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved
ones will lose them to these taxes.

* New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square
* New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already)
* New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water,
* New taxes on retirement accounts and last but not least....
* New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same
level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!


GUN CONTROL: Chicago Worse Than D.C.?

Apparently the Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, thinks that the city of Chicago may need him to send in the National Guard to 'get the gun problem under control.'

Blagojevich made the statement just after signing a new law requiring tougher penalties for selling guns to minors.

The National Guard?

What on earth is going on in Chicago?

Surely Chicago's gun violence could be no worse than D.C.'s. Yet even after enacting draconian measures--which the Supreme Court recently struck down--to supposedly 'address the problem,' D.C.'s criminal element exhibited absolutely no more reluctance to use guns in crime than they did before the gun ban was enacted.

Chicago has always been a haven for crime and corruption, even within its political machine. But the National Guard?

When an arm of the U.S. Military is sent in to turn on our own civilians, those Guards immediately become jackbooted thugs whose sole purpose is to beat citizens into submission to government.

I have a better idea, Governor. Why not prosecute criminals both in and out of Chicago's government effectively and turn the average citizens loose to exercise their Constitutional right to self-defense with firearms?

Let a few dozen criminals per weekend be shot to death by armed citizens, and perhaps your crime problem in Chicago would abate.

For more information on Blagojevich's outrageous proposal, click HERE.


My friends, it is time for us Americans to settle down and stop the panic about the stock market and home mortgages. And here is why.

The whole IndyMac-California-Run-on-Banks mess may have its roots in nothing more than sheer criminal behavior and NOT in any so-called weakness in the markets.

IndyMac has been the subject of a continuing federal investigation into massive mortgage fraud, according to the FBI.

If widespread, such fraud, according to federal officials and economists, could result in the current problems faced by the mortgage giant, such as the federal takeover last Friday and thousands of customers having their accounts frozen.

Of course, it doesn't help matters when a powerful Senate Democrat, Little Chucky Schumer, runs his mouth and creates widespread doubt about the stability of the markets.

The housing market was actually on the rebound until the latest mess occurred, first resulting from Schumer's bad-mouthing American investments, and then resulting from the apparent massive fraud and corruption that was entrenched in the IndyMac system.

There is no reason to believe that underneath the hype concerning IndyMac's woes is a market that isn't beginning to stabilize itself, IF Americans are willing to calm down, take a deep breath, and view their investments as longterm nesteggs rather than 'get rich now' schemes.

Read more about the fraud investigation of IndyMac HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 7/16/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea's War on Guns informs us that D.C.'s massive gun-registration process will begin in the morning. Registering to exercise a right, huh. Mmmm.

Wow! Just wait till you see what 'Father' Snuffy Pfleger has done now! He's put out a contract on 'gun runners.' Armed and Safe has the story.

Roberta X provides another interesting installment of 'idiots in the news.'

Mike McCarville points to a racial divide in the 2008 Presidential election.

Scott Rasmussen reports some interesting stats in today's Presidential daily tracking poll.

The American Thinker shows us just how wrong the Democrats are on opposing oil drilling here at home.

Gateway Pundit says that the extremist Leftwing site,, has released a dishonest ad, which CNN proceeded to link to and actively promote. Is anyone surprised?

Squeaky posts last night's podcast (well, an hour of it) with Breda on the show, 'Gun Nuts.' Just click on her link to download.

Breda comments on her appearance on the show.

News from the NRA via Dr. John Lott: The NRA has referred to D.C.'s new gun laws as a 'joke.' As reported yesterday, the D.C. Council voted on new laws designed to supposedly comply with SCOTUS but are actually intended to get around the ruling.

Sebastian provides good commentary on the D.C. shenanigans.

(Hat tip to Say Uncle). SailorCurt at Captain of a Crew of One announces the blog reader who won a free trip to Blackwater to train with Todd Jarrett.

The Stiletto has the MUST-read of the day as she posts her periodic 'The Daily Blade,' the subject of which today is 'Satire is Not Slander.'

Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy provides good reading on whether or not the Heller decision protects a Constitutional right to self-defense.

ROFL! You have GOT to see this gem (hat tip to Rezkorama). Black Cat Bone has an incredibly funny piece entitled, 'Political Satirists to Barack Osama Hussein bin Laden Obama--Our Job is to Mock Your Arrogant Ass off the World Stage with No Preconditions.'

NewsBusters (hat tip to Rezkorama) reports that the controversy over the cover of The New Yorker is hiding the real story on Barack Obama inside the magazine.

The Gaffney Ledger has a brief update on the South Carolina state's attorney that is using the federal courts to try gun cases instead of state courts because he thinks S.C.'s gun laws are 'too lax.'

He's Still Whining

Obama is still whining. The mainstream media is still whining. Even Larry King is whining.

It was political satire in the richest American tradition--a centuries-old practice in this country. But Barack Obama stated on Larry King last night that it was 'unAmerican.'

Thus, The New Yorker cover continues to make headlines.

The thing that is so funny is that although the cover was meant to lampoon a few on the extreme right who have charged that Barack is a Muslim and Michelle is a terrorist, Obama stated on King's show that 'it is a slap in the face to moderate American Muslims.'

Pray tell, how?

Obviously, the man knows nothing about political satire, although the Left has called him 'one of the smartest men in the world.'

And as for Larry King, he just sits there and allows Barack to show his vast ignorance without challenge.

Top News from the Western Carolinas on 7/16/08

Here are some of the top news stories from the Upstate, mountains, foothills, and Piedmont regions of North and South Carolina:

The South Carolina Governor's Cabinet is considering mandatory water restrictions in the five-county area of Upstate S.C.

Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies raided in major meth lab in the community of Clifton, resulting in 9 suspects being charged.

A Laurens County property owner shot and killed an 18 year-old intruder in a home invasion.

The major cocaine bust in Boone, NC over the weekend, which we previously reported, has resulted in the arrest and detention of 2 illegal aliens by federal officials from ICE.

Two cases of the potentially deadly 'La Crosse' strain of encephalitis have been reported in Western North Carolina.

The salmonella outbreak has now hit the Charlotte, NC area.

Barack 'The Trainwreck Waiting to Happen' Obama

Let's cut to the chase and get right down to the facts, shall we? Obama is a trainwreck waiting to happen, and here are the reasons:

  • On energy policy and the amount you spend on gasoline, Obama would raise the gasoline tax, create a windfall profits tax on oil companies, which they would pass along to you, and mandate the type autos you drive and what you set your thermostat on inside your home.
  • He is against offshore oil drilling to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, against expanded refinery capacity, and against building new refineries.
  • He is against nuclear power, coal, expanding the building of windmills, and halting the rush toward ethanol which has created a world-wide food crisis and astronomical grocery prices.

When it comes to Americans' right to self-defense,

  • Obama voted at least 4 times to criminalize homeowners who used guns to defend their lives and the lives of their families against intruders.
  • He repeatedly stated he was all for the D.C. handgun ban, but when the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down, he said he was 'against it all along.'

When it comes to abortion and infanticide,

  • Obama voted in Illinois to deny medical care to infants that had survived botched abortion attempts.

On the Iraq War,

  • Obama claimed the troop surge was wrong-headed and that we needed to withdraw immediately in 2005, but took down this information from his websites when it became clear the surge is working.
  • He wants to withdraw troops from Iraq but send them to Afghanistan. If the 'war is wrong' in Iraq, then why is it not also 'wrong in Afghanistan?'

On the attack on 9/11 and meeting with terrorist leaders in the Middle East, including Hamas and Hizbollah,

  • Obama claims terrorist groups have a good point to make about why they consider attacking the U.S. is a good idea.

On dividing Jerusalem between Jews and Palestinians,

  • Obama lied to a major Jewish group, stating he was for an undivided Jerusalem under Israeli control,
  • But this week stated that he 'misspoke' and that he continues to support a divided Jerusalem with Jews and Palestinians sharing control of the ancient Jewish city.

On taxes,

  • Obama would need to raise taxes by 300 million dollars to pay for all of his proposals, not counting his desire to raise gasoline taxes and to start a windfall profits tax on oil companies.
  • He has already committed himself to the largest tax increase in U.S. history by opposing the extension of the Bush tax cuts which are set to expire in 2010.

On corruption, scandal, and shady financial dealings,

  • Obama's closest associates all seem to be fringe-element frauds, kooks, and criminals, such as Tony Rezko, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, politicians from the oldest and most corrupt political machine in America (Chicago), Father Michael 'Snuffy' Pfleger who said that gun store owners should be 'snuffed out,' George Soros who has bankrolled his campaign by the millions, and many others.

On Border Security,

  • Obama told La Raza yesterday that our Border Patrol agents are like terrorists.
  • Obama has long supported open borders with complete amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • Obama wants illegal aliens to obtain valid U.S. drivers' licenses.
  • Obama wants to grant special tuition credits for illegal aliens to attend college in the U.S.

Barack Obama is one of the most dangerous politicians ever to rise to prominence in the history of the United States of America. Who in their right mind would trust this man with the Oval Office?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 7/15/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea at War on Guns has several items of interest posted today, the first of which is the fact that David's report on Len Savage in the Olofson case is receiving some widespread attention. And then, David reports some great news on gun rights from Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Finally, David has an important update from the Olofson family.

Armed and Safe is reporting today that D.C. has no intention of giving up its restrictive measures against handguns, the Supreme Court be damned.

FreedomSight provides further commentary on the D.C. outrage.

John Lott further reports that the vote by the D.C. council on the new gun laws will be TODAY.

Mike McCarville says that the latest poll in Iowa shows Obama way ahead.

The Hill reports that John McCain has outlined his plan on Afghanistan and slammed Barack Obama over his highly flawed statements on Iraq.

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel highly recommend the book Effective Handgun Defense.

Dark Blog says that the effectiveness of the conservative legal movement in minimizing the decades of liberal domination may have been greatly exaggerated.

Gateway Pundit reports that Barack Obama is frantically removing from his websites any former references to 'civil war' in Iraq or that the 'surge will not work.' Well, Mr. Magic-O-Bama, you may run but you cannot hide from your words or your record!

And get THIS one! Gateway Pundit also reports that in a speech yesterday Barack Obama referred to our Border Patrol Agents as 'terrorists.' What a complete bastard.

Sebastian has something here that makes my blood boil. A New York judge has declared that in the state of New York keeping and bearing arms is a privilege granted by state statutes and not a right. BASTARD! Looks like the fun has begun, folks.

Breda has some exciting news. She will be tonight's guest on Ahab and Squeaky's podcast called 'Gun Nuts--the Next Generation.' Congrats, Breda. Click on the link for the info.

Traction Control posts something that should be of grave concern to any gunowner. Barack Obama voted at least four times for legislation that would allow criminal charges to be brought against homeowners who use guns to defend their lives and families.

Mark Steyn unfortunately has ominous news today on his case in British Columbia. An appeal has been filed on the decision of the national Canadian Human Rights Commission to drop charges against him. Commies don't give up easily.

The Western Rifle Shooters Association points to Oleg's new pictorial graphic-editorial on gun rights, and it is an excellent one!

The Rustmeister has an interesting read on guns, beer, and Big Brother.

Say Uncle notes that the Chicago Tribune refused to cover a major pro-gun rally in Chicago last week but is quick to provide complete coverage for anti-gun rallies.

Blogonomicon points to a major scientific report that suggests that the latest trends in solar activity indicate an ice age is coming, not 'global warming.'

The Colorado Model:How Leftists Plan a Takeover

Leftists who now control the Democratic Party in America can point to a successful model which they can use to take over the country.

It is called 'the Colorado Model,' a highly successful experiment involving rich liberals who funnel big bucks into a state to bury the GOP and insure that liberal/Leftist Democrats are elected to office.

So successful the model has been in Colorado that Democrats are considering implementing the same plan nationally.

Contrary to popular perception, liberals are clearly NOT those who 'empathize with the poor' but are elitists who believe the masses should live by a different set of rules than their own.

Most of them are affluent and prescribe a very Spartan manner of living for average citizens while they themselves drive the largest limos and live in mansions, spewing carbon based trash into the air like no 'average citizen.'

They have no intention of giving that up once they force the rest of us into serfdom with limited choices as to how we control our own lives. Had they had honorable intentions they would have already given up the lavish lifestyles.

But Al Gore, Barbra Streisand, Susan Sarandon, and thousands of other rich liberals continue to demand the best of everything the world has to offer while lecturing the rest of us about driving SUVs, running our air conditioning, or even using Albuterol to control asthma--one of the latest casualties of the false 'global warming' hysteria.

One of the worst offenders is Democrat elitist operative George Soros, the billionaire who has pumped multi-millions of dollars into the Democratic Party for the single purpose of first controlling the Party, and then controlling America.

The details of the plan for a national takeover read like a scene from a futuristic science-fiction novel. Barack Obama has even spoken of a large, well-trained 'citizen army' that would not only function along side of the U.S. military but possess all of the equipment to be just as powerful.

So don't look now, but liberal storm troopers may be on the way!

Accusers Confirm Satanic Sex Cult in Durham

The scene was a courtroom in North Carolina yesterday afternoon as the accusers of a top
official in the Durham County Democratic Party had their day in court to formalize their accusations.

A Durham District Court heard the testimony of two persons who have alleged that Durham County Democratic Party 3rd Vice-Chair Joy Suzanne Johnson and her husband ran a Satanic sex cult which forced victims into bizarre. slavery-like conditions, in addition to severe physical and emotional abuse.

One of the accusers, James Frederick Bethard, denied that the couple was simply involved in Wiccan or 'paganism.' Bethard stated, 'It was a Satanic group. We talked at length about Satanism, demons.'

After hearing the testimony the District Judge ruled that the case had probable cause to proceed to trial.

For complete details on this continually developing story, click HERE.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 7/14/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs says pigs are flying over The Newyorker in light of their satirical magazine cover on Barack Obama, which has created such a stir.

Via Rezkorama, The Marathon Pundit comments on rumors that Barack Obama is considering U.S. Senator Chris Dodd as a running mate.

Squeaky has more information on the Memphis blogger meetup that is coming up very soon.

The Counterterrorism Blog has frightening information that terrorists may already be living and hiding here in the U.S., just waiting for the signal to strike with fury.

JR at A Keyboard and a .45 writes about his day at the shooting range yesterday.

Brigid at Home on the Range shows us what real self-defense looks like, along with some good eatin' to go with it!

David Codrea at War on Guns has an interesting follow-up to a piece that shows us how the government-run school system is raising a crop of good little subjects who have been thoroughly indoctrinated into the ways of statism.

Armed and Safe provides a good read on the RINOS who now run the Republican Party, one of whom is John McCain.

Alphecca says here we go with that global warming thing again...

Gateway Pundit posts the explosive story that Barack Obama admitted to lying to Jewish voters recently in a speech he gave on the Palestinian-Jerusalem situation. In other words, he still supports a divided Jerusalem, half of which would be controlled by the Palestinians. Tell me once again, why is ANYBODY except morons supporting this man for President?!

Sharp As a Marble gives us yet another example of guns mysteriously showing up in 'no gun zones.' Wow, what a surprise.

Well, it looks like McCain is scaring conservatives again, this time on assault weapons. Sebastian reports on the story.

Tam at a View from the Porch blogs on the cult of the split personality.

Michelle Malkin reports that by executive order President Bush has lifted the ban on offshore oil drilling. Good!

And now for a bit of humor. Texas Fred has a little item entitled, 'Top 10 Reasons A Gun is Favored Over a Woman.' Not sure sure I agree with the premise, but it's funny anyways...

My Quote of the Day on McCain and Obama

'It is not so much that I want John McCain to win but that I want so desperately for Barack Obama to lose, and decisively at that.'

--D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan

Senator Schumer Creates Panic, Run on Banks

The U.S. Federal Reserve has accused 'Little Chucky' Schumer, D-NY, of creating a panic and a run on banks which led to the failure of California's IndyMac, which the Feds took over on Friday to prevent a collapse.

Little Chucky just seems to keep opening his big mouth, creating mayhem each time he opines on a variety of issues, just like always.

Some things never change.

The New York Democrat, now one of the most powerful figures in the Senate, has been very publicly calling attention to IndyMac's potential problems--a scare tactic which the Feds say led to panic and one that can potentially contribute to 150 more bank failures.

The Feds have warned Little Chucky to stop, but to no avail.

As one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats, Schumer is not about to cease contributing to the woes of Americans prior to the November elections. Bad economic news and hard times for citizens is good news for Democrats who wish to pick up more seats in Congress and win the White House.

And as we have seen in numerous occasions in the past, they will stop at nothing to create the most negative circumstances possible just to win elections, such as actively and publicly promoting the idea that America had 'lost' the war in Iraq, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed even before the troop surge had a chance to work.

As a faithful foot-soldier for the Leftwing wackos, we can count on Little Chucky to do his part to create any negative consequence that could potentially help his Party in November...even to the point of creating a run on banks.

In a related note, the Feds also announced on Sunday that it will bolster the financial standing of its two major mortgage guarantee corporations, FreddieMac and FannieMae.

Stock shares for the two giant mortgage corporations have begun to plunge in recent days, leading to concern on the part of the Feds. The plan is for the Feds to implement a strategy to provide a backstop for the two corporations and stop their plunging stock prices.

It should be noted that today's problems in the U.S. Housing Industry are a result of two terms of the Bill Clinton Administration, which pushed a policy of 'everyone gets qualified' when it comes to obtaining mortgages, whether they could afford it or not.

Thus, FreddieMac and FannieMae were overloaded with home mortgages that could not be sustained by home buyers. Eventually such a strategy was bound to crash as persons of minimal financial resources simply stopped paying their mortgages, leading to widespread foreclosures.

This does NOT mean that America's home market is in deep trouble but that it is correcting itself to a more prudent policy of lending money only to those capable of paying it back.

The home market is actually in very good shape. There has never been a better time to buy with interest rates still low and prices at a 15-year low.

There is absolutely no danger in getting a mortgage if one's financial resources allow a reasonable monthly payment.

The only danger to the market are mouth-off demagogues like Little Chucky Schumer who would ruin America's home and mortgage industry for political gain.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CBS News' Hot, Scandal-Ridden Reporter-Babe

Former swimsuit model and current CBS News reporter Lara Logan has apparently proved to be an embarrassment to a news organization that once took pride in its stature as a 'serious' source of current events.

News has exploded all over the tabloids and even some mainstream media sources that Logan began a series of sexual affairs with various men while serving as CBS News' war correspondent in Iraq.

Logan recently received a promotion from the network to serve as chief correspondent for 'foreign affairs,' interestingly enough, in Washington.

But, according to numerous sources, little did CBS know at the time that one of their rising stars would be implicated in a nasty divorce battle involving one of the men with whom she allegedly had an affair while the bombs flew in Baghdad.

Apparently the attractive young 37-year-old bombshell found Iraq to be the perfect assignment from which to latch onto the men of her choice while they away from their families back home.

Rumors had already surfaced concerning the reporter's sexual liaisons in Iraq when news came out of the blue that the attorney representing the wife of one of the men had named Logan as 'the other woman.'

In addition, it has also been widely reported that Logan is pregnant with the child of one of the men.

Interestingly, Logan has not been on the air on the CBS Evening News since the allegations concerning the pregnancy surfaced.

Disturbing News on Electoral College Estimate

Mike McCarville at The McCarville Report has disturbing news on the latest Electoral College estimates on the Presidential election of 2008.

According to the report issued on the basis of survey data in all 50 states, if the election were held today, Barack Obama would be elected President by an overwhelming Electoral College majority.

Obama would garner 320 electoral votes while John McCain would come in with only 215.

There is a silver lining behind this dark cloud, however. The latest Rasmussen poll taken yesterday shows that John McCain has pulled up into a dead-heat with Obama.

This news comes after months of polling data showing McCain running behind by an average of 5-6 percentage points.

Rasmussen conducts a daily tracking poll of trends in Election '08, and Saturday's poll represents the first time that McCain has polled above 45% since Obama secured the Democratic nomination on June 3.

Perhaps the Obamessiah is beginning to lose some of his political sex appeal.

The Death of Tony Snow, July 12, 2008

We join with many others in mourning the death of Tony Snow, age 53, on Saturday, July 12, 2008.

The former White House Press Secretary and Fox News commentator fell victim to his 3-year battle with colon cancer. As one of the most upbeat and positive human beings one would ever wish to meet, Snow handled his illness with grace and dignity.

Snow served the Bush White House during some of the most tumultuous years of Mr. Bush's Presidency. It seemed that Snow was perfectly cut out for the task, being an unabashed conservative and a Bush loyalist.

Although some faulted him for his fierce defense of White House policy, Snow was faithful to his job description of being an advocate for his employer, the President of the United States, and a friendly, approachable presence before the White House press corps.

As a Christian gentleman, a husband, a father, and a professional, Snow was an outstanding example to young men and women who are contemplating a career in news or politics.

His presence on the national scene will be sorely missed.