Tag Archives: Justice

Candidate Obama Cures Homelessness in ’08

The Wayback Machine revs up in time for today’s SCOTUS examination of the individual mandate.
Here’s looking at your illogic Mr. Pres**ent.

(He was against individual mandate before he was for it. Sound familiar?)

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Allen West Tells Liberals Where To Go

Happy New Year

On the last evening of 2011, a few miracles occurred.
But let me back up a little.

For almost one month, my oldest granddaughter was living with us.
It’s been a little rough for her and her immediate family, her mother recently gave birth to their newest daughter. They have 5 (officially) now with another youngster they are raising and hoping to adopt. We all hope for the best with that.

The difficulties of raising such a busy and full family are – shall I say – more pronounced when you have teenagers to contend with. (I finally understand this even better now as I am the oldest of 6 in my own immediate family.)

So, long story short, my oldest granddaughter moved in with us in order to give her family a chance to ease their strains and burdens for a bit. (Who am I kidding, for as long as necessary?)

Without elaborating on too much detail, suffice to say it’s today’s combination of adolescence, mental growing pains along with anguish, the internet and (grand)parents who keep saying no, not yet. I know that can get rather boring and totalitarian on the receiving end as a teenager (since I was one once – eons ago).

Last night was New Year’s Eve, your not so typical party night of all party nights. And our granddaughter wanted so much to join her friends for it. You can imagine her angst when the (grand)mothers said no.

Finally, it came down to me. What happened next even surprised me when I shut down their conversation (ahem) and talked with our granddaughter. (No specifics now.) And I explained how and why we got to this point. After all that, I told her to call her friend and invite her here to meet us and take her to the party and bring her back.

I found out later, so she told me, that her friend didn’t call her back to make these arrangements and it looked like the party plans were off.

Sometime after that, she asked me to take her to the movies. We went for a quick dinner (for her), 7:10 showing and didn’t get home until well after 10:30pm.

As I said earlier, I am quite sure a few miracles occurred last night.

I feel pretty sure this is going to be a Happy New Year. My granddaughter asked me to the movies.

A Voters Guide

UPDATE: Holder Cornered?

What happens when an animal is cornered? He strikes back.

Is that what is happening here?

President Obama’s top law enforcement official has embraced a new strategy, actively confronting and rebuffing the serious concerns and disparaging remarks emanating from Capitol Hill while admitting mistakes made by his department, promising to hold officials accountable, and vehemently seeking to tell his side of the story.

Not that I feel optimistic or wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt, but there have been numerous other problems – in addition to Fast & Furious – where the DOJ has failed and/or ignored their duties to uphold the Law. Such as Article 4 Section 4 of the Constitution and suing Arizona for attempting to defend itself and its citizens (do you know DOJ is suing a number of other states for attempting the same?), charges of voter intimidation, to name but a couple. Not to mention the fact, according to Judicial Watch, of totally ignoring subpoenas with regard to Freedom of Information Act requests for documentation.

No, he’s fighting for his pathetic job performance, in my view.

UPDATE: Friday’s document dump (Jan 27, 2012) includes documentation proving Holder was informed immediately after the agent’s murder

Dumb And Dumber Gun Laws

Here it is, folks.

Democratic lawmakers have begun to say the DOJ’s lethal and irresponsible Fast and Furious program underscores the need for stricter gun control laws.

Hot Air hilights the idiots. They are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y).

Here’s the article from The Hill that spills the beans.

As for AG Eric Holder claiming he didn’t know about guns walking, I call BS.
And here is a very good question. Video at the link.

UPDATEx26: Fast And Furious Grows More Legs

Ed Morrissey at the Hot Air site not only explains it well, but poses questions that DOJ must answer.

Trouble is, they haven’t and won’t – looks like.

The thing is, it isn’t just the BATFE. It’s the FBI also.

Ask yourself this, if the online instant check system prevented the strawman purchases (which that would have – since the men involved have prior records) would the Operation Fast & Furious have happened at all?

So this points to the higher ups in DOJ even moreso than previously discussed.

Does the term – egg on your face – mean anything to you, Eric Holder? How about you, Mr. President?

UPDATE: And lost track of over 1,000 guns. Mack and Mire obviously working on it.

UPDATEx2: The Associated Press now weighs in (via POWERLINE).

The Obama administration’s cover-up continues to this day, as Eric Holder’s Department of Justice stonewalls Congress, seemingly in order to prevent the investigation from reaching into the highest levels of the administration. If the media’s need to protect the fast-sinking Obama administration were not so acute, this would be quite a scandal. It will be interesting to see how many newspapers outside the Southwest border region print the AP’s latest story.

UPDATEx3: The investigation expands.

UPDATEx4: So three WH officials received emails, huh?

UPDATEx5: Oh wow, this just gets better and better, or worse and worse, depending on your point of view. From Michelle Malkin, there is also information of not just guns being tossed, er – walked, to Mexican drug cartel(s). Sheesh. And then there’s what’s going on in Indiana, too.

UPDATEx6 and Bumped again: Oh, and two more tidbits: there was a third gun found at Border Agent Brian Terry’s murder, the FBI covered it up, and our tax dollars funded these “walked” guns purchases. If this don’t beat all.

UPDATEx7 and Bumped yet again: Apparently the DOJ is trying to derail the Congressional investigation by Issa. Methinks they protesteth too much.

UPDATEx8: And another piece of the puzzle at Hot Air. Cover-up was to protect an informant? And are there 200 murders as a consequence of this F&F program?

UPDATEx9: More audio, more treachery.

UPDATEx10: We didn’t talk to Mexico about this “program”? How un-neighborly.

UPDATEx11: This blows the “botched sting” theory.

UPDATEx12: What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. (line from Cool Hand Luke)

UPDATEx13: So now the NY Post gets it.

UPDATEx14: More details, much more. F&F at least started back in September 2009.

UPDATEx15: Accomplices named. Oh, and this flashback is pulled from the memory hole.

UPDATEx16: Documents released Friday evening (9/30/11), but not everything. There are, however, some interesting links wthin – such as letters, emails and a chart. A little more is said at Hot Air.

What’s this? DOJ considering getting rid of ATF??? Gee, what do they have to bury, er, hide??? And GatewayPundit chimes in.

UPDATEx17: PajamasMedia adds to the discussion with this little nugget – other operations that did the same. As confirmed by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News – Operation Wide Receiver.

UPDATEx18: So. The AG Eric Holder admits he doesn’t read every memo sent to him? Is that his excuse now? Why, exactly, is he the Attorney General???????

UPDATEx19 … Bumping again: Quite a list here:
House Republicans Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on ‘Fast and Furious’
GOP Says Eric Holder is ‘Either Incompetent’ or ‘Misleading Congress’
CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
New documents show AG Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010

UPDATEx20:
Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?
CNN’s Anderson interviews Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on F&F (via Hot Air)

And if you are interested at all about AG Eric Holder’s storied background, head on over to Michelle Malkin’s site about him.

UPDATEx21:
ATF officials reassigned in latest Fast and Furious fallout
Justice in full panic

Hhhmm, all of a sudden, it kinda looks like more media outlets are paying attention. Hhhmmm.

AHA! At last, Jake Tapper asks the Prez a tough question. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at that presser. Oh, and Senator Cornyn is exactly right, it looks more like a cover-up.
And more memos.

UPDATEx22: Found in Mexico cartel’s house.

Updatex23: Holder to be subpoenaed? Oh, and Holder makes public about a terror plot bust. As Malkin says, question the timing.

UPDATEx24: This is too much. Love the question: How did the President know about F&F before the AG … back in March … before the AG claimed he even heard about it. HAH! GOTCHA both!

UPDATEx25: Friday, December 2, F&F document dump raises more questions.

UPDATEx26: Friday’s document dump (Jan 27, 2012) includes documentation proving Holder was informed immediately after the agent’s murder.