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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Op-ed--To the OWS Protesters: You Have Been Had

I have a message to the protesters engaged in the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread to various cities across America: you've been had. You've been duped. You are being used as tools by extremist subversives who do not wish to merely correct some excesses on Wall Street to but totally destroy the American way of life that has led this nation to become the most prosperous in the history of the world.
A mere look at the movement's organizers and high-profile participants tells the story: Communist Van Jones, Michael Moore, Jodie Evans and Code Pink, terrorist Bill Ayers, George Soros and his paid lackeys in Media Matters,, and hundreds of other organizations he has funded, and of course, the usual suspects such as ACORN and SEIU.
The fact that these entities are behind the movement has been well-documented and reported. This is clearly not a 'grassroots, citizen movement of common, everyday workers who feel that they have been betrayed by Wall Street fat cats.
Most of us believe that we have been betrayed by the Wall Street fat cats. But they are not the source of the problem. The federal government is behind most of the excesses that led to the near catastrophic collapse of 2008 and the monumental taxpayer-funded bailout that served only to reward their bad behavior.
Beginning in the 1990s, the federal government implemented a policy under Bill Clinton that, for all intents and purposes, used Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the government-established entities that guarantee mortgage loans for lenders, as welfare agencies. The government pressured mortgage lenders to give money to anyone regardless of whether they could repay their loans or not.
I have first-hand knowledge of this dubious practice due to the fact that for several years I had a real estate license...

Friday, November 04, 2011

NOTICE! Tomorrow Morning a Special Broadcast that Includes Updates on Gunwalker!

The radio show to which I am now a regular contributor will feature a 30 min. segment tomorrow morning on the very latest updates on the Gunwalker scandal.

The show is 'A Voice for Freedom' and is heard each Saturday morning from 11 AM till 12 Noon on WFHT-AM 1390 in Orlando-Avon Park, Florida. Click the link for full details.

Those outside the greater Orlando listening area can listen through the Internet. Just click on the button on the banner ad at the show's website.

Calling Their Names

It's all right here.

Go look.

Well, this is not good, but so far I am not worried about it...of course, that could change

Okay, just a personal word here to my faithful readers and online friends.

Returned from the doctor earlier this afternoon with news that isn't so good, but not devastating. No, I do not have cancer or anything imminently lethal.

But a new issue has arisen that was not there before. Most of the time these things can be handled successfully with medications. Sometimes it requires a surgical procedure that is considered by most today to be 'minor,' whereas 30 years ago such a thing was a major threat to one's life.

By either tomorrow afternoon or Monday we should know the extent of the problem and have a little better idea about where to proceed from here.

No, I am not getting ready to kick the bucket, and no, I am not cutting back. I will continue to work as I always have. I love what I do, and I have no plans to quit. Why would I quit when I'm having the time of my life?

As I said, most people who suffer with this can lead a fully normal life with a few adjustments here and there. So, I am not worried at all at this point. Of course, that could change in a hurry if he calls and says, 'Man, you need to get down to the hospital pronto and get prepped for surgery.'

But, I will not worry about that, either, mainly because from experience I know that most of what I worry about never happens. So, why waste the time?

Anyway, those of you who pray can pray for me. I will greatly appreciate it!

Oh, and in case any of my Leftwing nutcase friends think this means they will get a respite from my regular tongue-lashing, no luck. I will still be here to be the quintessential thorn in your flesh. ;)

More Chicanery Uncovered in ATF Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

In a letter to Attorney-General Eric Holder yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley asked for information on media leaks that were aimed at discrediting the testimony of a key ATF whistleblower--Agent John Dodson. The leak violates the Privacy Act which protects the personal information employers gather on employees, and points to more chicanery on the part of ATF management in retaliating against agents who went public with the agency's illegal activity.
According to the letter, an employee of the DOJ was forced to resign due to the leak. Issa and Grassley are requesting information on that employee and if other employees had access to a shared computer drive that may have led to the leaked information.
In a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the following information was made available concerning the request made by Issa and Grassley...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Major Discrepancies: Feinstein's Numbers on Gunwalker Firearms

As reported 48 hours ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, may have inadvertently confirmed the ulterior motive for the Gunwalker scandal by launching into a diatribe against guns while questioning former Assistant Attorney-General Lanny Breuer during a Senate hearing on Tuesday. But the numbers used by Feinstein to justify her anti-gun rhetoric contain some major discrepancies.
In that article it was reported that the figures used by Breuer and Feinstein concerning the number of guns recovered in Mexico that came from the United States were skewed. Neither Breuer nor Feinstein quoted correct figures.
ATF Deputy Assistant Director Bill McMahon had provided Congress the correct figures several months ago. Of the 100,000 firearms recovered, only 18,000 were traced to the United States. And only 7,900 were traced to licensed U.S. firearms dealers.
...29,284 firearms (were) recovered in Mexico in '09 and 2010, and submitted to the ATF tracing center. With those weapons, 20,504, or 70 percent, were United States sourced.
Immediately the discrepancy is obvious...

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, November 3, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh gives a follow-up to the continuing controversy over his being named by 4 suspects in Georgia charged with plotting a terrorist attack. The 4 claim that Mike's novel was their 'inspiration.' LOL! I kid you not.

WRSA has a follow-up to the Vanderboegh controversy, including a quote from the statists that Mike is a part of the 'lunatic fringe.' Gee, I always thought that term was reserved for Leftwing nutcases like Obama, Ayers, Wright, Evans, and Van Jones.

Breda writes a moving remembrance of a man who is no longer with us, which came as a shock to many.

Kurt Hofmann notes that many politicians are deathly afraid of citizens who have .50 caliber rifles. 

Alphecca calls our attention to the sorry excuse being used to account for Fast and Furious--'blame it on the lack of gun registration.'

Pamela Geller announces some bombshell news with her endorsement of Herman Cain for President. Read her reasons. I always listen to this lady's insight because over the years I have found her to be a trustworthy sources of info...not perfect, mind you, but who is? Even I, the great one, have been known to be off base with some of my predictions on occasion--though not too often. ;)

The Wandering Minstrel found a pretty funny piece mocking the ATF in light of its gun smuggling scheme.

Blonde Sagacity sends a message to the 'Occupy Oakland' gang of Commie thugs--'thank you for turning us into Greece.' Take a look.

From the Barrel of a Gun says he wouldn't blame Herman Cain if he did THIS. Go look.

The Smallest Minority has an interesting data point on Gunwalker, and this from a leftwing rag. Very interesting...

Examiner Exclusive Analysis: the Cain Flap

Dominating the news cycle for the past 72 hours is a story that can be called 'the Cain flap.' Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has been the subject of allegations, questions, and even reporter-initiated stalking, over charges originating in the mid-1990s that he engaged in sexual harassment.
Conservatives, even those who have not been particularly enthused about the Cain candidacy, have been suspicious from the beginning. 
Take the timing, for example. Cain has been a candidate for the GOP nomination for quite a number of months. Only when he became the bona fide 'front runner' did these stories appear out of nowhere based upon a report issued by Politico.
In addition, conservatives are always wary when an African-American who is a Republican becomes the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct. It seems to fit a pattern. When Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced the Senate for confirmation hearings during the Administration of George Herbert Walker Bush, the whole thing turned into a circus when suddenly, out of nowhere, a woman comes forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Thomas. Without any solid ;proof to back up the allegations, the scenario became a classic case of 'he said, she said,' and Thomas was confirmed for the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Leftwing Says Novel by Reporter Pushed Militia Toward Mayhem

When the story of the Gunwalker scandal first broke in December of 2010, citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh was one of the two who first reported that the Obama Administration had engaged in an illegal scheme to place U.S. guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Today Vanderboegh is the center of a controversy concerning a novel he wrote, which members of a militia group in Georgia say pushed them to engage in mayhem. That piece of information was enough to send the Left into hysterics today in various news reports.
The novel is entitled, Absolved, and is so far available only online. It is scheduled to be published in hard copy later this year.
The controversy surrounding the novel arose when federal agents arrested 4 elderly men in Georgia who allegedly plotted to kill judges and government employees, bomb federal buildings, and poison targeted individuals with the lethal toxin called 'ricin.'

In Case You Missed This Bombshell Last Night

Here is the late news for your consideration:

Feinstein and the Gunwalker Scheme.

A scheme like Gunwalker is tailor-made for rabid gun-grabbers like Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco's finest.

The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Tam says that a custom built 1911 pistol will be presented to a combat veteran on Veterans Day this year. A great cause. Take a look.

CLO takes a look at some key issues of vital importance as we head into the election cycle of 2012.

Days of our Trailers notes a news report that says the Gunwalker story is just a conspiracy theory put forth by the NRA and its allies. First of all, I am NOT partial to the NRA for various reasons, and neither are those who first broke the story. Second, the NRA got on board the Gunwalker story relatively LATE. This is to say, I have mixed feelings about the NRA, and thus, the article is WRONG. I am more of a GOA man...and JPFO.

Alphecca reports that there is a major gun rights victory in Seattle, of all places.

John Jacob H has the video of the South Carolina sheriff who said that women need to get their concealed carry licenses and carry a handgun for protection. This guy is quickly becoming a hero to gun rights activists.

Stop Liberal Lies posts a hilarious story about the 'Occupy Oakland' gang of Commies who called for a general strike, only to have union workers say, 'Sorry, but we have jobs.'

The Stiletto has more on the 'Occupy' gang with this interesting news story from Wall Street.

Nicki reports some enraging news about 'The Bastard'--the name we gave to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg several years back due to his meddling in other cities and states outside his jurisdiction, urging them to pass gun bans.

Mike McCarville reports some explosive news which, if true, could end the political aspirations of Herman Cain.

Around O-Town has news from Europe on the folly of allowing Islam to gain a major foothold.. A must-read.

Breaking--Issa Introduces Whistleblower Protection Law

In a memo just released from the office of U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, R-California, the Congressman announces that he will introduce a new whistleblower protection law aimed at preventing the abuse of those who report wrongdoing in government, such as the conscientious ATF agents who blew the whistle on the Gunwalker scandal.
It has been widely alleged by the agents that they have suffered abuse, threats, and attempts at being framed for crimes they did not commit by ATF management in retaliation for their going public with the Fast and Furious story.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Feinstein May Have Inadvertently Confirmed Gunwalker Ulterior Motive

In a breaking news report concerning the Gunwalker scandal,Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman indicates that Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, may have inadvertently confirmed the ulterior motive behind the scheme known as 'Operation Fast and Furious.'
During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism late today, former Assistant Attorney-General Lanny Breuer provided testimony that confirms that the information presented to Congress by the Department of Justice, that guns were not being allowed to walk, was false.
Breuer's defense, however, is that he had only reported what he had been told by officials in the ATF and the DOJ, although that information turned out to be untrue.
The acknowledgment that false information had been provided to Congress came in response to questioning by Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. 
However, when it became Senator Dianne Feinstein's turn to question Breuer, the focus immediately changed to the 'need for gun control' and bans of so-called 'assualt weapons.' The California Democrat wasted no time in zeroing in on the common meme parroted by numerous Administration officials that the flow of guns across the border into Mexico from the United States must be stopped...

Breaking Details on Documents Released by DOJ Yesterday in Gunwalker Scandal

Last evening I helped break a story concerning a late document dump by the DOJ indicating that the department had full knowledge of 'Fast and Furious' long before anyone has admitted.

Just a few moments ago, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea provided complete details of information contained in those documents, including handwritten notes by DOJ officials showing that knowledge of Gunwalker was widespread.

These informative documents go much further than the scant overview provided by former Assistant Attorney-General Lanny Breuer last evening and do nothing but further damage the Administration's contention that it knew nothing or little about Gunwalker until earlier this year.

This is Hard to Do

And you can find it here.
Fondly dedicated to fellow worry-warts everywhere.

It May be a Big Mistake...

I noticed that within a week after Darrell Issa announced that Attorney-General Eric Holder would appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on December 8 to answer questions about Gunwalker, Patrick Leahy asked Holder to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 8--an obvious move to give Democrats a chance to seize the narrative before Issa gets the chance to lambaste him in the House.

No doubt Leahy would like to smooth things out for Holder. But the whole thing may now backfire, and Leahy's move may now be a big mistake.

With Holder under increasing fire from Republicans to resign, and with the latest documents from the DOJ showing that he lied to Congress, it will be difficult if not impossible for Leahy to contain the outrage of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose voices may well drown out whatever support Holder may get from the Democrats who control the chamber.

But to be fair, it may also be a mistake for Republicans to demand Holder's resignation. They should be demanding his prosecution. Illegal acts have been committed by the Department of Justice, and those acts deserve to be punished. This includes Holder.

Just my two cents, for what it is worth...

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All guns and politics, from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

David Codrea says that reactions to Gunwalker allegations by Nappy and Hillary are simply not credible.

Kurt Hofmann reports that last night's bombshell news on Gunwalker has moved the scandal up another level in the DOJ.

Mike Vanderboegh notes that a Commie rag has called him insane over his stellar reporting on the Gunwalker scandal.

WRSA posts numerous reports all indicating that it is 4 minutes to midnight on the doomsday clock. Read them all.

Way Up North comments on reports that oil workers are leaving Alaska in droves to go to North Dakota, the site of a current oil boom where workers are earning mega-bucks and jobs are more plentiful than anywhere else in the country.

Brigid presents a very interesting firing range report from the Amish Country Gun Show.

Standing By has the must-read of the day on a Sheriff in South Carolina who made national news yesterday when he stated that all women should get their concealed carry license and carry a gun in order to protect themselves from goons and thugs.

Around O-Town provides a wake-up call to the Commies in the 'Occupy' movement. 

Pamela Geller says she turned down an invitation to speak at the Florida State Tea Party Convention because they had asked an anti-Jewish, pro-CAIR nutcase to speak at the event. Gotta be careful here, folks. Some in the Tea Party are NOT our friends. It depends on the local Tea Party group in question.

The Suffolk County Liberty Report notes that Newt Gingrich has stated that 70% of Republicans want someone other than Mitt Romney to be the nominee. True!

17 Congressmen call for Holder's Resignation--with Late-Breaking Update

Due to what detractors describe as a series of scandals, missteps, blunders, and misleading statements to Congress, 17 Congressmen are now calling for Attorney-General Eric Holder's resignation, 9 of which were issued within the last 24 hours.
Late-breaking update: NewsMax is reporting this afternoon that the number of Congressmen now calling for Holder's resignation has increased to 27.
Both the Daily Caller and Human Events report that the Congressmen in question cite the Fast and Furious scandal as the primary reason for their calls for Holder's resignation.
The 9 Congressmen who are the latest to jump on board the dump Holder bandwagon are:
Dan Burton of Indiana, Allen West of Florida, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, Trent Franks of Arizona, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Duncan Hunter of California, Devin Nunes of California and Dennis Ross of Florida.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Breaking: Gunwalker Documents Released Late Today Contradict Administration

A news story released just over an hour ago by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News shows that documents dumped late today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) contradict statements made by Attorney-General Eric Holder and other DOJ officials concerning what they knew about the Gunwalker scandal and when they knew it.
The documents contain a memo showing that the head of the DOJ's criminal justice division, Assistant Attorney-General Lanny Breuer, knew of the illegal operation as early as April of 2010. This is a contradiction to statements made by Attorney-General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama that no one in the Justice Department had any information of wrongdoing concerning the Gunwalker project.

A "Pivotal Week" in Gunwalker Probe

In a panoramic article today that takes a look at the broad picture regarding the Gunwalker scandal, American Thinker states that this has been "one pivotal week for Fast and Furious." And every indication points to the fact that the coming week will be even more pivotal.
Major breaking news concerning the scandal has already begun to make its rounds among bloggers and alternative news sites. But in order to put these events in proper perspective, it is important to look at several items that have occurred within the last week that shed new light on the Fast and Furious investigation.  
First, the AT article indicates that the Project Gunwalker scandal, or Operation Fast and Furious, is swirling into a major cyclone that no one, not the Administration and not the mainstream media, can stop. That cyclone now threatens to sweep up into its vortex anyone whose hands were even slightly dirtied by participating in the scheme.
On Tuesday, October 25, Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley sent a letter to Attorney-General Eric Holder demanding that he provide answers to questions concerning the murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata in February of this year. The murder is suspected to have been committed with Gunwalker firearms the U.S. government supplied to Mexican drug cartels. This is in addition to the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry who allegedly was also killed by Gunwalker firearms, according to ATF whistleblowers.   

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Occupy Wall St. a Prelude to Mass Violence in U.S.?

Within the last 24 hours significant, credible information has been received by this reporter indicating that the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement may be a mere prelude to mass violence in the streets of the U.S. One source, a political operative with connections in both Parties who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that he fears widespread civil unrest associated with the movement--unrest that could potentially lead to dire consequences regarding the 2012 Presidential election.
Those fears are becoming increasingly common as shown by the number of persons calling into radio talk shows expressing their concern about the 'Occupy' movement and its potentially subversive aims. Rumors concerning the spread of violence and civil unrest prior to the 2012 Presidential election have been running rampant on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Some have even suggested that Barack Obama himself is using the movement to stoke and prod the protesters into committing acts of violence that can then be used for political ends, such as a declaration of Martial law and the suspension of the 2012 Presidential election altogether.
While some of the growing hysteria seems to be far-fetched, there are subtle signs lurking just beneath the surface that point to the potential for such widespread civil unrest in America.
For example, the current tactic of Occupy protesters to gather in the streets in major financial districts in the major cities is only the first phase of an orchestrated multi-pronged attack. The second phase is believed to be much more aggressive and thus, more prone to deteriorate into violence.