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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Romney delegate grab in Missouri backfires

Although Republicans in Missouri went to the polls in February to vote for their preference for the 2012 Presidential nomination, the non binding nature of the primary led candidate Mitt Romney to declare that Rick Santorum's 30 point win was meaningless because no delegates were at stake.
That is beginning to change.
Today Republicans in each county in Missouri are holding caucuses to choose delegates. And if early results are any indication of the eventual result, Mitt Romney is about to get a smack down from the Missouri GOP.

Fast and Furious scandal update shows whistleblower risks

In a move that comes with incredible risk to the lives and careers of whistleblowers within the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (the ATF), a veteran agent sent a notice to Attorney General Eric Holder, the Acting Director of the ATF, and the entire Senate Judiciary Committee stating that whistleblower agents have every intention to do whatever is necessary to restore integrity to an agency that is rife with corruption. 
Special Agent Vince Cefalu and a coalition of ATF whistleblower agents stated,
“It is our intention to assist in restoring integrity, accountability and responsibility of ATF management and employee confidence in ATF and Main Justice.” 
The agents who blew the whistle on the now infamous Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Obama Administration used the ATF to place guns directly into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in order to make a case for strict gun control laws, have faced retaliatory action from supervisors within the agency.

About Me

Ok, friends, I suppose I will give you an update about me. Many of you are wondering about the Second Amendment News Roundup section of this blog, a regular feature for the past 4 years.

I have been sick for 2 months with a respiratory infection that has been slow to respond to treatment. While I have not been sick enough not to work altogether, it has hampered some of my endeavors. So, I cut out the Roundup until I felt better.

I am happy to report today that it appears we have turned the corner on this bug, and it is gradually going away. Thank the Lord. So, Monday I plan to resume the Roundup for your reading pleasure. I do think the Roundup is important to keep the gun rights community informed about the issues we face.

Yes, I know others provide a similar service. But we are all different, and we all have our own unique niche. The more the merrier.

So, be watching on Monday as the Second Amendment News Roundup resumes.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Feds issue cost of living analysis with glaring omissions

The Obama Administration released its analysis of the cost of living for February today, but the report contains some glaring omissions. The Feds claim that the cost of living rose a mere 0.4 percent.
While the report admits that gasoline prices rose sharply, the government stopped including energy costs in its calculation for the inflation rate in the early 1990s.
Food is also excluded from the rate of inflation.
These factors led market ticker guru Karl Denninger to state that the report is a joke. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Operative says Romney and Paul conspiring to rig delegates

In spite of the fact that on Feb. 7 Missouri Republicans chose Rick Santorum as their preferred candidate to face Barack Obama in November, new evidence has come to light indicating that the campaigns of Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are conspiring to rig delegate choices in the state, resulting in the denial of delegates to Santorum which normally would be his.
In a phone conversation today with this reporter, Mark Wright, former Assistant Majority Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives and current member of the Greene County Republican Central Committee, states that within the last two days he has heard from numerous political operatives in the state who complain that the Romney and Paul camps are openly colluding to shut out Rick Santorum from receiving any delegates at all in multiple counties, in spite of his Feb. 7 win.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Despite losses, mainstream media says Romney inevitable

Despite Mitt Romney's losses in the south yesterday in the Alabama and Mississippi Republican primaries, the mainstream media continues to claim that it is inevitable that the former Massachusetts Governor will become the Party's nominee.
The AP in particular noted that the math is on Romney's side going forward. Their rationale for the prediction is that although Romney came in third in both of the high profile contests yesterday, he picked up more delegates than anyone on the strength of his win in Hawaii and the fact that the top three candidates in Alabama and Mississippi were so close in their total votes that he will pick up a significant number of delegates from those states.
Both states use the proportional system in awarding delegates.
But is the AP's assessment a plausible one?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good News! Vanderboegh Out of Surgery, Doing Well

David Codrea reports that Mike Vanderboegh came through his surgery today with flying colors and is doing well in ICU.

He is expected to stay in ICU until Monday.

David says he was awake and talking with his wife post-op. This is truly the best possible outcome. Thanks for your prayers. Continue to pray.

All eyes on Alabama, Mississippi today in GOP race

Republicans in two key states that form a significant part of the party base will go to the polls today to make their choice for the candidate they prefer to face Barack Obama in November.
A total of 90 delegates are at stake between the two states, 50 in Alabama and 40 in Mississippi.
RCP's average composite voter preference polls among Republicans show that Newt Gingrich is ahead in both states by a razor thin margin. In Mississippi Gingrich holds a two point lead over Mitt Romney. In Alabama Gingrich barely hangs on to a 0.02 lead over Romney.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Domestic terrorist Bill Ayers calls Breitbart a bomb thrower

Domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, who with his wife Bernadine Dohrn founded the 'Weather Underground'--also known as 'the Weathermen'--in the 1960s, has referred to the late Andrew Breitbart as a "bomb thrower of the radical right."
Ayers made the statement yesterday in a report on a dinner party he co hosted with Breitbart and conservative commentator Tucker Carlson. 
A video of the remarks can be accessed by clicking on the video icon on the left that is entitled, 'Bill Ayers Calls Andrew Breitbart a Bomb Thrower.'
As founding members of the The Weathermen, Ayers and Dohrn have admitted to bombing federal buildings in the late 1960s and early 70s. One such terrorist attack led to the deaths of several persons for which both were sought for murder as fugitives from justice. In 1980, when the the pair finally surrendered to law enforcement, charges were dropped on a technicality.

Urgent Prayer Request for Mike Vanderboegh

Our friend and patriot, Mike Vanderboegh, went into the hospital today to get prepped for major surgery tomorrow.

Mike has an abdominal tumor that will require radical surgery to remove it. Due to his other health problems, his chances of survival are lower than they would be for other people.

He does have a better than average chance of survival, however. And that's where you come in. Pray for him. Ask the Lord to watch over him and those who will do the surgery. Ask that there will be no complications from the surgery, that all will go smoothly, and that his recovery will progress as planned.

Thank you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Backlash begins over rampage against conservatives

Today there is evidence that the rampage against conservatives during the past week in response to Rush Limbaugh's sharply worded criticism of Sandra Fluke, the law school student who advocated for free birth control, has resulted in a backlash.
Limbaugh had stated on his radio show that Fluke had made a prostitute of herself by allowing Democrats in Congress and the Obama Administration to use her as a paid shill for free contraception, free abortion pills, and other healthcare provisions the Administration is attempting to force on religious organizations.
Immediately liberals attempted to make political brownie points, misconstruing Limbaugh's words by claiming that the talk show host had called Fluke a 'whore' and a 'prostitute.' The critics conveniently failed to provide the context in which the words were used.
Advertisers on the Limbaugh radio show began to pull their ads in protest, including such well known names as Carbonite, Legal Zoom, AOL-Huffington Post, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, ProFlowers, and Citrix, among others.