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Saturday, December 03, 2011

'Detainee' Bill Raises Serious Constitutional Questions

A Senate debate this week over a new 'detainee' provision in a bill that would allow American citizens on our own soil to be detained by the military indefinitely is raising serious Constitutional questions among many in the electorate. On Thursday Senators tangled over the bill, and Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, stated that the 'battlefield has been extended to U.S. soil.'
Graham supports the new legislation.
Constitutional watchdogs interpreted the statement as a green light for the military to target American citizens right here at home as possible terrorist suspects, thus giving soldiers the right to round up and detain indefinitely any person in the U.S. who is even merely suspected of engaging in acts against the government, all without a trial, due process of law, or a jury to find them guilty or innocent.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Late Friday Afternoon Document Dump: Gunwalker docs

The AP is reporting in a breaking news alert that in a late Friday afternoon document dump, the Justice Department released to Congress over 1300 pages of material on the Project Gunwalker scandal, also known as Operation Fast and Furious. The documents, according to the DOJ, 'explain' why at least two statements made under oath to Congress turned out to be false.
At issue is a letter written by Assistant Attorney-General Ron Welsh to Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, back in February which claimed that the ATF neither knew about nor sanctioned the illegal sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers who then took the weapons across the border to Mexican drug cartels as part of its program called 'Fast and Furious.'
Both claims turned out to be false.

Could Abramoff Torpedo Newt's Candidacy?

Jack Abramoff, the political lobbyist who went to prison in 2006 for bribery, is making his rounds on the TV and radio circuit now that he is a free man. And he is spilling the beans on his own dubious activity and those he got to know as part of his work in the years leading up to his imprisonment.
The Houston Chronicle reports that this morning Abramoff appeared in a interview on a radio station in Denver, during which he claimed that Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is 'crooked, arrogant, and untrustworthy.'
Abramoff is promoting his new book, Capital Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America's Most Notorious Lobbyist, and will appear as a guest tomorrow morning, December 3, on radio station WFHT AM 1360 in Orlando-Avon Park, Florida, at 11 AM ET.  Those outside the station's listening area can hear the show on the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, December 1, 2011

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

David Codrea reports news of a New York gun show sting operation.

Mike Vanderboegh calls attention to a Ron Paul commercial on Newt Gingrich.

Alphecca has news on a battle brewing in Washington state on gun rights in the workplace.

John Jacob H posts a must-see on 'this is our time--this is how it starts.' Take heed.

Market Guru Karl Denninger says it may be time to move to North Dakota.

Has Breda 'Gone Galt'?  She says, 'My job here is done.' Now, she appears to be talking about getting women to arm themselves. BUT...she has not posted since Nov. 22, and the implication is she has stopped blogging. I hope not.

Nicki has a great video on 'the two Mitts.'

Way Up North presents a must-read on a person who rages against gun rights/self-defense. Take a look.

Pamela Geller is the recipient of a distinct honor. She has been named as one of the 20 most influential Jews in conservative American politics. Congrats to a good friend and a great lady!

Roberta X posts some timely safety reminders during this season of the year when crime becomes rampant, especially during hard economic times.

Gunwalker: Missing Brian Terry Murder Files Found, Sealed from Public View

As a follow-up to a previous report indicating that the court files on Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder had been 'lost,' it can now be reported that the files have been 'found' but are sealed from public view. This means that the public and the news media have no way of insuring the integrity of the legal system by observing how the case is conducted.
Gateway Pundit reported yesterday that the Obama Administration has sealed the records in federal court. This information was confirmed today by Judicial Watch...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Former Planned Parenthood Director Blows Whistle on ObamaCare

Two years ago Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood director in Texas, was so stunned by what she saw in an ultrasound given to a young woman planning an abortion that she experienced a dramatic shift in her views on the sanctity of human life and the policies promoted by the federal government, leading to her resignation from the organization. But her own recent personal experience with a pregnancy has led Johnson to reveal some stunning facts concerning the nation's new healthcare initiative, commonly referred to as 'ObamaCare.'
In a stunning interview with Michael F. Haverluck of WND, published today, Johnson reveals that after the passage of ObamaCare the federal government and private insurance carriers summarily dropped pregnancy and maternity coverage from its plans.
At issue is a 40-year-old memo written by former Planned Parenthood Vice President Frederick Jaffe indicating that the ultimate goal of the organization and the government is to control population growth by discouraging pregnancy and promoting abortion and sterilization.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grassley Takes Aim at Gunwalker Murder of Agent Terry

For two days in a row U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has taken aim at the Gunwalker murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whom whistleblowers say was killed with one of the guns the ATF-DOJ walked into Mexico in the illegal scheme, Operation Fast and Furious.
According to Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman, Grassley's double-punch may well indicate a 'bad moon rising' for Attorney-General Eric Holder, who has claimed from the beginning that he knew nothing of Gunwalker or of the fact that Terry was murdered with one of the guns his agency sent over the border to Mexican drug cartels.
Holder is scheduled to testify next week before the House Judiciary Committee, where he is expected to come under fire for his statements to Congress indicating his lack of knowledge concerning the scheme that sent over 2000 U.S. guns to Mexico and resulted in the murders of Agent Terry and an ICE agent as well.

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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

Mike McCarville points to a good read on why good people don't want to run for public office.

The Stiletto presents a current events roundup for conservatives.

Traction Control posts some good quotes from the great Jeff Cooper on firearms.

Tam issues a much-deserved cheap shot at Bawney Fwank as he retires from Congress after a millennium.

The Smallest Minority has a new revolver he's showing off.

The War on Guns posts a must-read on 'A Location Shoot.' Take a look.

The New York Liberty Report has the latest on the move by the Senate to pass a bill allowing the military to intern U.S. citizens without a trial, anywhere, including on our own soil.

Ann Barnhardt brings us up to speed on what she's been doing after she announced she was shutting down her brokerage firm because the markets are no longer trustworthy--nor are their regulators.

The Maddened Fowl reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to clarify gun rights.

Stop Liberal Lies says that George Soros claims, 'My plan could save the Euro.'

NLRB v. Boeing--Labor Union Politics in a Nutshell

When Boeing announced it would build a major facility in Charleston, South Carolina, the labor unions quickly sprang into action claiming that the reason for the new facility was retaliation against union labor at Boeing's existing operation in Washington state. The union had a history of calling strikes against Boeing. But in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, unions are relatively weak.
The NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board, took the side of the unions and lodged a complaint, and then a lawsuit, against Boeing, claiming that the company intended to punish unions by moving its facility to South Carolina. Politics, however, is a major factor in the ongoing dispute, as shown by the announcement today that the Board wants to rule on issues before the expiration of an Obama Administration recess appointment to the NLRB. Without that appointee, most of the Administration's agenda would be dead on arrival.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Breaking: mysterious break-in highlights suspicions of FBI behavior

Over the weekend the daughter of one of the men who is central to the scandalous story reported here of FBI corruption--a story that was gutted by Newsweek Magazine--was the victim of a mysterious break-in that only further shines the spotlight on suspicious FBI behavior.
The daughter of John Matthews, who provided the FBI with information that contradicted their apparent concocted story that Timothy McVeigh was the 'lone bomber' in the Oklahoma City bombing, was the victim of a break-in at her home during which a steel locked box containing records was stolen. And although a television, an X-box, and a gun were also taken, the burglars left behind cash, prescription pain medicine, and other valuables in plain site.
Curiously, close friends and family, including email acquaintances, report that files stored on their computers that contain records of conversations with the Matthews are now missing--vanished without explanation from their computers.

Best Christmas Hymns of all Time

Over at the ministry site I have compiled a list of the top 20 Christmas hymns of all time--that is, Christmas songs that are uniquely Christian.

You can find it here.

What do ya think? Pretty good, huh?

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, November 28, 2011

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

David Codrea has an explosive breaking story on the fact that Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Kalifornia, somehow got secret trace data from the ATF--which breaks the law!

Mike Vanderboegh reports that my sorry excuse for a Senator, Lindsey Graham, RINO-South Carolina, supports using the military against our own citizens on our own soil--a clear violation of the Constitution.

Way Up North says that Alaska already has 60% of its average dose of global warming, and winter has not even begun as of yet.

WRSA posts a must-read entitled, 'Fratricide.'

Tam has some rather direct words aimed at conservatives, and it is a point well-taken.

Standing By notes that more children die from pillows than firearms, but you wouldn't hear that from the gun grabber freaks.

Days of our Trailers provides, 'Anatomy of a Gun Hater.'

John Jacoh H posts a good firearms video that emphasizes the adage, 'Teach 'em while they're young.'

CLO comments on the current crisis in Pakistan--worth reading!

Alphecca issues a timely reminder about Newt Gingrich and guns. Take a look.

Mandatory Web I.D. Cards for Internet Users?

Many websites currently offer a 'Trusted Web I.D.' service for users in an attempt to prevent Internet crime. Internet dating sites were among the first to roll out the idea as a result of pressure from clients who desired the added security inherent in the service. However, if the Obama Administration gets its way, such Web I.D. services would be mandatory for all Internet users across the board.
According to 2 reports, one in The Digital Journal, and the other on Fox News, White House Cyber Security Advisor Howard Schmidt and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke have proposed a system of mandatory virtual Internet I.D. cards, which they call 'National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.'
Although the proposal first surfaced in January of 2011, reports in late October and November of this year indicate that the proposal has been given new life by a fresh round of support.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Consequences of truth-telling: Newsweek editor explodes at staff

The consequences of telling the truth at Newsweek/Washington Post/The Daily Beast are coming into sharp focus as editor Tina Brown reportedly exploded in a tirade at the staff of the news organization. The reason? The leak of the unedited story Brown refused to allow to be published as originally written on the FBI scandal involving PATCON, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Operation Fast and Furious.
Insider sources say that Brown is furious that someone on her staff sent a copy of the original article to citizen investigative reporter Mike Vanderboegh, which he proceeded to publish on his blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars. An abbreviated summary of the information Brown cut out of the story is provided here.
Washington Post reporter R.M. Schneiderman and his immediate supervisory editor John Solomon had been working on the explosive story of FBI corruption for months. That story included details of a sordid, secret operation of the FBI called 'PATCON,' which has been involved in murder and scandal for decades going all the way back to the Ruby Ridge and Waco massacres.