Tag Archives: Transparency

Global Warming Deserves the Cold Shoulder

Simply because the IPCC is, and has been, tainted beyond the pale.

Don Surber has the meat of the matter exposing the IPCC for what it is, straight from a tell all book “The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert,” an expose of the 2007 IPCC report.

Finally. The dogs are loose. Read it. You won’t be surprised, but it will be a confirmation.

Number 6

From Infowars.com:

New Streetlights to Have Homeland Security Applications

And if you didn’t get the meaning of this post title, might I suggest you either rent, or look up on IMDB.com, a British television series called “The Prisoner.”

Because this is what may happen here if no one does anything to stop it.

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.

UPDATE: Free Speech Not A Right?

Apparently there are 4 NY state senators attempting to make free speech a privilege.

Dangerous road they are on. They should change their minds instead.

Link was misplaced before, sorry.

More Taken From Our Wallets

Utility grid updates and emission controls (infrastructure upgrades) are soon going to cause our monthly electric bills to climb as the power companies will undoubtedly pass the costs onto us. Thanks to government inadequacy in understanding the magnitude of the effort:

During the budget battle, Congress cut $500 million from the program to bring this year’s total to $4.7 billion, down from a high of $5.1 billion in 2010. For next year, the Obama administration requested only $2.6 billion, leaving states with roughly half the assistance they’ve had in the past. The White House rationale relies on the assumption that energy prices will decline, but regulatory filings have indicated the opposite trend is in store.

Looks like this is in addition to expected utility rate increases by 2014.

No Freedom For Catholics

How – repressively evil – of this President and Administration, specifically the Department of Health & Human Services under the guise of Katheleen Sebelious.

That’s right, I said it – evil. They know doggone well what the proposed regulation is about to do.

The proposed regulation, designed to implement part of Obamacare, will require all private health plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives–including those that cause abortions—without charging any fees or co-pay. …..
A “religious exemption” in the regulation is so narrowly drawn that it does not include any lay Catholics, or any Catholic hospitals, charitable organizations, or colleges or universities.

How dare they.

While the First Amendment is specifically intended that the federal government will not establish a nationally recognized religion (check history, because that is the original purpose), this administration is about to impose rules that violate ethics and morality of a specific religion at the very least. By design.

That. Is. Evil.

Notice I am not mincing words here.

How To Get A Better Education

By sending your kids to a school in a district other than the one you live in.
That, is what is being discussedd in this Wall Street Journal opinion article.

If you don’t go to read the whole article, think about this:

Other school districts use services like VerifyResidence.com, which provides “the latest in covert video technology and digital photographic equipment to photograph, videotape, and document” children going from their house to school. School districts can enroll in the company’s rewards program, which awards anonymous tipsters $250 checks for reporting out-of-district students.

Only in a world where irony is dead could people not marvel at concerned parents being prosecuted for stealing a free public education for their children.

And then there is this:

The defining difference between the two schools, writes the novel’s narrator, is parents: At the good school, “The parents were too American, too aware of the rights granted them by their Constitution to accept injustices meekly. They could not be bulldozed and exploited as could the immigrants and the second-generation Americans.”

Last, the point:

Students are still poisoned by low expectations, their parents are still getting bulldozed.

This is a very real, and far reaching, life-altering, problem.
It is the reason that so many are not learning truth, correct history and skills to better their chances for their future.

I am not advocating breaking the law.

I am advocating this issue needs honest, serious discussion and real solutions.

Otherwise, our culture changes. It is changing. And not for the better.

China Launches Pays Homage to US

Well, that’s how I’d like to see it.

Watch the video at this link and see if yuou agree.

Plan 9 From 1600

If you haven’t heard by now, the Obama Administration has a brand new, snitchline on the interwebs, er, intertubes, called AttackWatch.

I can only carry so much because I am laughing too hard.

After watching the video at Michelle Malkin’s site, you will too.

Schnitzelgruben? Sorry, babe, 15 is my limit.

Solar Poker

And naturally, and succinctly, Hot Air has an excellent summary as well as additional meat (er, links) to tell us about Solyndra’s grant, um, winnings.

You know, I’ve mentioned it before – to others and elsewhere – that this administration headed by Obama, has what I call the Un-Midas Touch. Damned if I’d gamble with these folks.

How many times has the White House handed over lots of our tax money to companies that later failed? Anybody keeping track?

Well, there’s the Caterpillar company, wasn’t that first? But now, with the current one – meaning Solyndra – here we have the FBI investigating the company & the home of its CEO. We hear rumblings how the CEO is such a good contributor to the Obama campaign.

But, oh wait, then why would the FBI raid Gibson and take product – when THAT CEO wasn’t a contributor (yet Gibson’s competition is)????

Perspective, I guess. Not sure I care for 1600’s view on legalities, though. Especially when the prior administration shelved the notion of giving to Solyndra. Yet Obama and company decided not to follow that road correctly.

Amazing.

Remember November 2012.