Congress and Obamacare, then and now

August 15, 2013

Ain’t it the truth?

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via California Political Review

Background: Congress gets its own Obamacare waiver. You, on the other hand, are stuck with it, peasant.


Blacks killed in Chicago, July 1st to July 14th, 2013

July 16, 2013

When a single African-American male was killed by a Hispanic man acting in self-defense, the event became national news for over a year. We were told by the major media that this showed how violent and racist a society American still is. And yet, for the 2,236 Blacks killed in Chicago, which has strict gun control, since 2007, we don’t hear all that much outrage from that same major media.

From the excellent site Redeye, here are the names, ages, dates of death, locations, and cause of death for African Americans killed in President Obama’s hometown in the first two weeks of July, 2013.

Ernest Carter, 35
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7/14/13 4000 W. Cullerton St.
North Lawndale
Gunshot
Blake Lamb, 22
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7/14/13 1600 W. Jonquil Terrace
Rogers Park
Gunshot
Joseph Brewer, Jr., 16
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7/14/13 10500 S. Oglesby Ave.
South Deering
Gunshot
Tommie Bates, 24
Read more 
Follow-up coverage
7/12/13 700 N. Central Ave.
Austin
Stabbing
Jeremy Morris, 25
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7/12/13 6800 S. Paxton Ave.
South Shore
Gunshot
Gizzell Ford, 8
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Follow-up coverage
7/12/13 5200 W. Adams St.
Austin
Strangulation
Jeremiah Brown, 27
Read more 
Follow-up coverage
7/11/13 6300 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago Lawn
Gunshot
Darryl Green, 17
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7/11/13 5600 S. Damen Ave.
West Englewood
Gunshot
Marlon Young, 39
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7/10/13 8700 S. Throop St.
Auburn Gresham
Gunshot
Marquise Chandler, 20
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7/8/13 400 S. Pulaski Rd.
West Garfield Park
Gunshot
Georgina Randell, 30
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Follow-up coverage
7/8/13 1600 S. Drake Ave.
North Lawndale
Gunshot
Ed Cooper, 15
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7/8/13 600 N. Lawndale Ave.
Humboldt Park
Gunshot
Ramone Godfrey, 19
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7/7/13
3:30 p.m.
HW352063
4700 S. Ashland Ave.
New City
Gunshot
Vehicle
Patricia Martin, 40
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7/7/13
12:01 a.m.
HW350899
10000 S. Princeton Ave.
Roseland
Assault
Residential Yard
Terry Patterson, 48
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7/6/13
5:50 p.m.
HW350944
2800 W. Flournoy St.
East Garfield Park
Gunshot
Street
Jerimiah Milsap, 24
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7/6/13
7:31 a.m.
HW350172
1000 W. Maxwell St.
Near West Side
Gunshot
Street
Shavonte Howard, 20
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Follow-up coverage
7/5/13
2:47 p.m.
HW347672
5600 S. Western Ave.
Gage Park
Gunshot
Vehicle
Elliott Frazier, 26
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7/5/13
6:23 a.m.
HW348705
7400 N. Paulina St.
Rogers Park
Gunshot
Street
Marlon Obanner, 31
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7/4/13
9:38 p.m.
HW348220
6200 S. Marshfield Ave.
West Englewood
Gunshot
Residential Yard
Steve Mabins, 21
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7/4/13
1:32 p.m.
HW347770
600 S. Francisco Ave.
East Garfield Park
Gunshot
Street
Theodis Young, 36
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7/4/13
12:19 p.m.
HW347684
7300 S. Wabash Ave.
Greater Grand Crossing
Gunshot
Apartment
Ernest McMullen, 26
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7/3/13
7:24 p.m.
HW346938
6600 S. Champlain Ave.
Woodlawn
Gunshot
Vehicle
Rayford Brown, 24
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7/3/13
6:51 p.m.
HW346859
2400 E. 79th St.
South Shore
Gunshot
Street
William Jones, 26
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7/3/13
1:16 p.m.
HW346348
8700 S. Loomis St.
Auburn Gresham
Gunshot
Street
Damani Henard, 14
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7/3/13
1:02 a.m.
HW345748
5000 W. North Ave.
Austin
Gunshot
Street
Ashley Hardmon, 19
Read more
7/2/13
10:14 p.m.
HW345588
1300 N. Lamon Ave.
Austin
Gunshot
Street
Terrence Graves, 23
Read more
7/2/13
5:55 a.m.
HW344421
800 W. 99th St.
Washington Heights
Gunshot
Street
Stephon Miller, 18
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7/1/13
8:30 p.m.
HW343994
10400 S. Green St.
Washington Heights
Gunshot
Street

And about these, not a word from the President, the Attorney General, the MSM, civil rights “leaders,” or the rest of the race-grievance industry.

These victims don’t fit “the narrative,” you see.

via The Diplomad

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Nancy Pelosi, a racist hypocrite?? Say it ain’t so!

March 21, 2013

I’m sure there’s a perfectly innocent explanation why a White Democratic congressman under investigation gets unstinting support from the House Democratic leadership, while Black Democratic congressmen also facing investigation are asked to step aside.

Back story: Representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) has been credibly accused of using campaign funds to fund personal trips. He has received strong backing from Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and Nancy Pelosi has promoted him into the caucus leadership. Representative Andrews is also White.

Don’t think the Black Caucus hasn’t noticed the difference in treatment its members receive:

“It bears notice that Pelosi appointed Mr. Andrews to a leadership position in the midst of this investigation,” the [chief of staff of a Congressional Black Caucus member] said. “That is in direct contrast to the approach taken with similarly situated members of the Black Caucus, who routinely faced pressure to step away from leadership posts during investigations.

“Her commitment to fairness will be tested in how she responds to this announcement.”

Dude, considering the Black vote always goes 90% for the Democrats and your caucus never seriously threatens to bolt, why should she “respond?” You’ll give the hypocrite what she wants, no matter how hard she backhands you. And until you start acting on the real interests of your constituents, instead of mindlessly parroting the Democrat-Left agenda, nothing is going to change.

Besides, Nancy is a San Francisco limousine liberal. Therefore, any charge or even hint of bigotry on her part is ridiculous on its face. In fact, the Democratic Party as a whole has been pure as the driven snow on race.

Just ask them.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


DHS: “We can buy assault weapons to protect ourselves; you can’t. Hah-hah!”

January 28, 2013

Since the Newtown school massacre, there have been renewed calls for bans on so-called “assault rifles.” There was a march in D.C. this last weekend, and Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Nannystate) introduced legislation to ban all sorts of weapons, mostly based on cosmetic factors that scare lefties, but make no difference in the weapon’s lethality. One of the most common arguments made is that you “just don’t need” such a weapon to defend yourself. (1)

But those are the rules for peasants such you and me. If you work for the Department of Homeland Security, well, that’s different:

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.

Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.

The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Republican New York state Sen. Greg Ball also issued a press release this week bringing attention to the weapons purchase request.

Calls made to DHS seeking information regarding whether or not the RFP was accepted and fulfilled were not immediately returned on Saturday.

Let’s keep this straight, shall we? When you want an AR-15 for home defense, you’re a dangerous, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, Bible and Constitution (and wife) beating radical who finds his manhood enhanced by getting your hands on an “assault weapon.” And should you want a magazine that holds ten or more rounds… You’re just fantasizing about shooting up a mall, aren’t you?

But, when the DHS wants its agents to have similar weapons… Those aren’t “assault weapons,” silly! Those are for “personal defense!” And, unlike you, they really do need high-capacity magazines! Ten rounds? Bah! Let’s go for 30! And the option for full auto-fire!

Why? Well… because, it’s not the same thing, you bitter-clinger!

In all seriousness, I have no problem with DHS buying weapons for its agents’ personal defense; they do dangerous work in the service of the nation. But shouldn’t ordinary, law-abiding Americans have the right to make the same choices for themselves and their families?

Scratch that. It’s not “have the right,” which implies a debatable question or request. No, Americans have that right as an inalienable natural right that preexists government, and the Second Amendment is a recognition of that right, not a grant.

So, if the managers of DHS can decide that they and their people need these weapons for their personal defense, shouldn’t the government acknowledge that individuals have that same right?

via John Kass

Footnote:
(1) With the usually unspoken corollary: “And you don’t get to make that choice for yourself, either.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


#GunControl : Seriously, don’t annoy Mary Katharine Ham

January 15, 2013

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made that mistake, flip-flopping repeatedly on 2nd Amendment issues (running for office as pro-guns, now talking about what to ban), and Ms. Ham has had quite enough. An excerpt from right after Manchin proudly proclaims he doesn’t have an “assault weapon:”

Well, as long as Sen. Manchin doesn’t have an “assault weapon” why not just ban them? Because “things the junior senator from West Virginia owns” is the historical guideline our Founders used to determine what products a free people would retain access to. Manchin was the governor of the state of West Virginia, but his home state thankfully escaped his reign without major gun control. The state earns an admirable 4 of a possible 100 points from the Brady Campaign on the gun control scale. I guess Manchin’s conscience couldn’t operate fully on the issue of guns until after he’d used the NRA’s endorsement to get elected, found a national tragedy to demagogue, and found out the Beltway had his back.

Sarcasm and scorn. Because calling someone a “hypocritical opportunist” just doesn’t quite cut to the bone.

(Of course, it would help if I spelled her name right the first time… D’oh!)


Fighting for good union jobs, Obama administration buys…. foreign cars

January 10, 2013

I’m sure UAW will understand:

President Barack Obama’s administration, which set a goal of buying only alternative- technology vehicles for its fleet by 2015, cut purchases of hybrid and electric models by one-third last year and bought mostly Asian brands.

About 54 percent of the 1,801 alt-fuel vehicles purchased by U.S. government agencies last year were built by Hyundai Motor Co. (005380), Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211) and Honda Motor Co., according to data obtained under a Freedom of Information request from the U.S. General Services Administration, which coordinates most vehicle purchases.

The Korean-made hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata unseated Ford Motor Co. (F)’s Fusion hybrid as the top-selling alternative-technology vehicle purchased for the federal fleet. U.S. hybrid purchases in previous years were made almost exclusively from domestic automakers.

The problem is that they’re trapped by their own Green ideology: committed to “alternative fuel” vehicles, they have to buy from foreign companies because there aren’t enough models produced in the US. (And some have a bad habit of catching fire…)

But try to explain that to the northern auto worker who’s facing layoffs from declining sales. Wasn’t the whole point of the bailout and partial nationalization to save their jobs, no matter what the cost to the taxpayer? Shouldn’t the Obama administration “buy American?” (Including fire-proof suits?) Shouldn’t the US autoworkers being wondering what in heck they’re getting in return for their blind loyalty, votes, and millions in dues funneled to Democrats?

(And I’d be glad if they did start asking those questions, since it might provide some much-needed enlightenment.)

Honestly, I’ve no problem with the government buying cars from whatever source, just as long as they’re getting the best deal for our tax money. (Of course, by definition that leaves out almost anything that’s “Green,” because of the heavy government subsidies required to make them competitive in the marketplace.)

I’m just amused at the knots the administration ties itself in, shafting one client group to please another. One of these days, all those patronage balls the Democrats are juggling are going to come crashing down.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Demand a Plan! (To end celebrity hypocrisy)

December 31, 2012

Actually, I don’t know if they’re hypocritical so much as clueless, but the result is the same: yet another deep, meaningful campaign in which a bunch of vapid airheads go in front of a camera and repeat slogans over and over, hoping to brainwash you into submission, like a bunch of zombies.

This time, however, someone took that video and remixed it with interesting results:

So, celebs, does your plan include your own movies? Shouldn’t we be talking about the 1st amendment, as well as the second? Don’t your films promote the dread “gun culture” and glorify violence? If we’re going to restrict Americans’ rights to self-defense in the name of public safety, shouldn’t your films be subject to censorship for the same reason?

Or maybe, just maybe, the problem lies with the person, not the tool or the medium.

But that’s probably too difficult for for a bunch of zombies to understand.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The gun scandal the left doesn’t care about

December 19, 2012
Fast and Furious got results, all right.

What about these children, Mr. President?

That would be Operation Fast and Furious, the “felony stupid” investigation during which the BATF, with DoJ approval, knowingly allowed thousands of heavy firearms to be purchased by straw buyers, after which they were walked across the border into the waiting, murderous arms of Mexican drug cartels. And, so far, over 300 Mexican civilians, police, and military –as well as two US federal agents– have died from this fiasco.

To this count we should perhaps add another:

Another weapon from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency’s controversial Operation Fast and Furious was recently recovered at a Mexican crime scene, CBS News has learned. Congressional investigators say the crime scene was likely where a recent shootout took place between reported Sinaloa drug cartel members and the Mexican military, in which Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed.

According to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Justice Department did not notify Congress of the Fast and Furious firearm recovery in November, even though Grassley has requested an accounting of weapons that surface from the case. During Fast and Furious, ATF allowed more than 2,000 weapons, including giant .50-caliber guns, to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and other criminals. Other so-called “gunwalking” operations by ATF let hundreds more guns hit the street. Most of them have never been recovered.

The latest known recovery is a Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle. It was picked up at a crime scene Nov. 23 in Ciudad Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. That’s the same area and weekend of the shootout involving Flores Gamez’s death. A trace report shows the rifle was purchased by Uriel Patino, the Fast and Furious suspect who allegedly bought more than 700 weapons while under ATF’s watch. (1) Records show Patino bought the rifle and nine other semi-automatic rifles at an Arizona gun shop March 16, 2010.

Well of course DoJ didn’t inform Congress of this weapon’s recovery: Obama won reelection, Holder’s probably leaving soon, and they’ve found scapegoats to cover their own culpability. Why bother answering questions from a member of the Senate minority? Constitutional accountability? Are you kidding??

To her credit, CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson has given regular and serious coverage to Fast and Furious. To the MSM’s shame, she’s been one of the very few. And the rest of the liberal-left? The only thing they’ve done, when they couldn’t ignore the scandal altogether, is to blow smoke by crying “racism” and “witch hunt” in order to defend Obama and Holder. Truth hasn’t even been an afterthought.

Compare that to the recent horror at Sandy Hook elementary school. The initial shock had barely passed when the left began screaming for a ban on certain types of weapons, new, more restrictive laws, and even confiscation. Many, rightfully outraged over what happened to those children and teachers, wrongfully wished savage violence and death on defenders of Second Amendment rights. We saw outrage, anger, shock, demands for action.

But after Univision reported on a massacre in Juarez, Mexico, in which 14 teens were killed and another dozen wounded, and in which some of the guns had been supplied by the US government?

Crickets.

So, why shouldn’t we conclude that the left, the Democrats, and most of the MSM (but I repeat myself) don’t give a damn about Brown children?

Footnote:
(1) Not just under “ATF’s watch.” That agency, and through them the Department of Justice, actively colluded in supplying heavy armaments, including .50-caliber rifles, to Mexican cartels. For a good summary, see Katie Pavlich’s “Fast and Furious.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The hypocrisy of elitist twerps, such as Bob Costas

December 4, 2012

Armed protection for me, but not for thee:

Bob Costas’ gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point — he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns).

If you’ve ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger).

Those policeman and security personnel are there to preserve order and to protect their assets, be they football players, football coaches, or the celebrities and news anchors in attendance.

In this, Costas is much like other elitists who’ve recklessly criticized guns in past, all the while living behind a wall of guns for the benefits it brings.

So, it’s a-okay for Costas (or his NBC bosses) to pay hired guns to protect  him, but not for the average American to own one to protect himself? Check. Got it. (And isn’t he worried one of them might snap under the pressure of the “gun culture?”)

Limousine liberals. From inside their bubble, they know what’s best for you, peasant.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


October 14, 2012

They say they’re saving the Earth, but, really, it’s all about their bank accounts.

They say they’re saving the Earth, but, really, it’s all about their bank accounts.

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Who’s telling the “Big Lie?” The Democrats, that’s who

September 4, 2012

You may have heard on the news yesterday that John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, former President Pro Tem of the State Senate, and general potty-mouthed jackass got himself in a bit of trouble for saying Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan engaged in the “Big Lie” (1) and compared him to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s top propagandist. For his sin, John was sent home from the Democratic convention suddenly remembered he had a dental appointment.

Okay, anyone who follows California politics knows what Burton is like and just shook their head and moved on. But then the Democratic Party had to put this Big Lie on their web site:

For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights…

And also:

Democrats have a long and proud history of defending Civil Rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans.

As Jeffrey Lord put it at The American Spectator:

The DNC website in both its history and issues sections is literally wiped clean of any reference that this is the party that spent platform after platform after platform building a culture of racism.

Let’s expand on this, shall we? The Democratic Party has a long and dirty history when it comes to race. As I wrote before, in response to Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s mudslinging about Republicans:

Let me give you a little history lesson about your own party, Deb:

  • Q. Which party defended slavery? A. The Democratic Party.
  • Q. Which party opposed slavery? A. The Republican Party.
  • Q. Between 1875 and 1964, which party passed every major civil rights bill until the 1964 act? A. The Republicans.
  • Q. Which party created and defended Jim Crow for over 90 years? A. The Democrats.
  • Q. Which party fought every anti-lynching law introduced between the Civil War and 1964? A. The Democrats.
  • Q. Which party introduced segregation into the federal government? A. The Democrats, under Wilson.

And let’s not forget that the KKK was founded during Reconstruction as the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, their mission being to deny civil rights to Blacks and Republicans in the South. Nor should we forget that New Deal-era legislation, passed by overwhelmingly Democratic congresses and signed by a revered Democratic president, were a disaster for Blacks, including allowing labor unions to discriminate against Blacks. The 1964 Civil Rights Act passed only because a proportionally larger number of Senate Republicans voted for it than Democrats.

Oh, and need I mention that the Trail of Tears was a Democrat civil rights “achievement?” That was less than 200 years ago. And how about Japanese internment? Why, that’s still within living memory.

This is the Big Lie, as defined by one of its experts:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (2)

And the claim that the party has a long and proud history of defending and expanding civil rights is a Big Lie, one they tell over and over again to avoid their shameful past and fool minority voters into believing their interests must lie with the Democrats, because “they always cared.”

Let me be clear (to quote our president): I am not saying modern-day Democrats bear any responsibility for their party’s vile past. Many of them are ignorant of it. Many would be appalled by it, if the truth hadn’t be glossed over by liberal historians. But, if they’re going to wear the mantle of “Democrat” and proudly claim a history of support for civil rights since 1964, then they have to own and acknowledge everything that went before.

And every time they lie and try to pretend that past doesn’t exist, honest, educated people have to call them on it.

Anything less is to acquiesce in the Big Lie.

Via Bryan Preston, who has more examples.

Footnotes:
1) Something I’ve accused the Democrats of engaging in before.
2) Hey, if Burton can do it… Except I would never say, in effect, “Democrats are Nazis.” But when they use the same totalitarian tactics, it’s fair to criticize them for it.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Your DHS professionals in action: maturity is a relative thing

August 10, 2012

It’s nice to see that the women’s movement in this country, at least on the Left, has come so far that they now feel free to subject their male colleagues to the same frat-house disdain and abuse they and their forebears endured:

Janet Napolitano-run Homeland Security treated male staffers like lapdogs, federal discrimination lawsuit charges

A blistering federal discrimination suit accuses agency honcho Janet Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run “frat house” where male staffers were banished to the bathrooms and routinely humiliated.

James Hayes Jr., who now is New York’s top Homeland Security cop, claims Napolitano filled top spots in Washington, D.C., with two of her gal pals who were bent on tormenting male employees.

The suit identified them as Dora Schriro, who is now running the city Department of Correction, and Suzanne Barr, the chief of staff for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Soon after Schriro and Barr were hired in January 2009, male staffers were treated like lapdogs, Hayes claims.

Barr “moved the entire contents of the offices of three employees, including name plates, computers and telephones, to the men’s bathroom at ICE headquarters,” the suit says.

Barr also stole a male staffer’s BlackBerry and fired off a message to his female supervisor indicating that he “had a crush on [her] and fantasized about her,” Hayes claims.

Sometimes, Barr took a more direct approach. In one case, she called a male colleague in his hotel room and screamed at him using sexually humiliating language, the suit says.

Hayes claims that after he reported the abuse to the Equal Employment Opportunity office, Napolitano launched a series of misconduct investigations against him.

And this is the mindset of people charged with the solemn responsibility of protecting us from another 9/11.

I feel more secure, don’t you?

Now, of course, we don’t know the truth of Mr. Hayes’ claims; he could just be an embittered ex-employee who’s just making stuff up for some reason. But it rings true. For some reason, and to put it bluntly, many on the Left lack maturity. Whether it’s vandalizing the White House or excusing people who poop on police cars — and now, it seems, workplace sexual harassment– time and again Our Betters on the Left (all bow) seem to think it’s okay for them to do things they would denounce as crimes against nature, were they committed by Republicans.

That’s not to say Republicans and conservatives don’t have their problem children, too. (John Ensign, anyone? Larry Craig?) But we, at least, usually police our own and send the offenders away. That’s because conservatives recognize that this behavior is juvenile, wrong, and unworthy of someone granted the public trust and the dignity of office.

For many on the Left, that seems to be a feature, not a bug.

via izzysroses

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Democrats who demand Romney release his tax returns, but refuse to release their own

July 22, 2012

In other words, typical election year hypocrisy by truly desperate hack pols:

In stunning examples of hypocrisy, though, Pelosi, Reid, and Wasserman-Schultz all refused to release their tax returns when asked by McClatchy Newspapers

“The leader has filed a complete financial disclosure report as required by law that includes financial holdings, transactions and other personal information,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami told McClatchy. 

At a news conference, Wasserman Shultz said, “I file full financial disclosure required under the law” and refused to release her tax returns.

Reid also would not let McClatchy look at his tax returns.

In recent weeks, Pelosi has said Romney’s failure to release his tax returns makes him unfit to even be a Cabinet member while Reid said it made Romney unfit to be even a dogcatcher. 

Wasserman Schultz said Romney’s refusal to release his returns was an example of Romney’s “penchant for secrecy.” 

“Required under the law.” Funny, that’s the same reason Romney gives for refusing to release more of his returns. But then, that’s different; there’s an “R” after his name, and the Democrats have nothing else to run on, so they have to create distractions, plant doubt and suspicion, try to divide people on class and ethnic lines.

Thus we get Romney’s dog, Ann Romney’s horse, the fake “war on women,” voter ID equaling a return to Jim Crow, outsourcing, and so many other “Look, it’s Elvis!” moments.

Because the facts of their collective record of abysmal failure are all against them.

PS: Mitt Romney 2012, because I don’t care what he does with his own money. I care what’s done with our money.

via Tai Chi Policy and Vermontaigne

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Team Obama on Romney: “Let’s kill this guy!”

July 5, 2012

New Tone alert!

Remember when it was a mortal sin for Sarah Palin’s PAC to use crosshairs on a poster depicting targeted races in 2010?

That was then, this is now:

On a mission to shatter the image of her husband as rigid and unrelatable, Ann Romney told CBS News she worries that President Obama’s entire campaign strategy is “kill Romney.”

“I feel like all he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,” she said, seated next to her husband, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in an exclusive interview with CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford. “And I feel like that’s not really a very good campaign policy.

“I feel like Mitt’s got the answers to turn this country around,” she continued. “He’s the one that’s got to bring back hope for this country, which is what they ran on last time. But the truth is, this is the one that has the hope for the – for America.”

In August, some Democratic strategists let leak to the press that Obama’s top aides were looking at a massive character takedown of Romney in light of a deterring economy; “kill Romney” was a phrase used by one. “That was their memo that came out from their campaign,” Ann Romney said. “And it’s like, ‘not when I’m next to him you better not.”

And there you have the Left’s strategy for this election: they can’t talk about the economy, and health care reform is too risky to campaign on (regardless of what some say), so all the Democrats, the media, and the activist Left (but I repeat myself) are left with lies about the opposition’s record and character assassination — “killing the guy.”

This isn’t something new, either. When Palin was introduced to America and wowed the nation, the Democrat/media complex set out to destroy her. In 2008 the media colluded to smear those who wanted to dig into Obama’s background. Slanderous rumors were spread about John McCain cheating on his wife, which turned out to have no basis in fact. In 2004, false documents and flat-out lies were spread about George W. Bush’s military service. And in election after election, Republican presidential candidates (and presidents) are derided as “stupid,” going at least as far back as Eisenhower.

There’s another reason Democrats constantly resort to the tactics of personal smear: not only does it provide a distraction from their failures, but, as Dennis Praeger writes, hate works:

Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky — the man who was the father of Russian Bolshevism! — a “fascist,” the Left has labeled its ideological opponents evil. And when you control nearly all of the news media and schools, that labeling works.

The liberal media even succeeded in blaming the right wing for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy even though his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a pro-Soviet, pro-Castro communist. Similarly, just one day after a deranged man, Jared Loughner, attempted to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and murdered six people in the process, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that it was right-wing hate that had provoked Loughner: “It’s the saturation of our political discourse — and especially our airwaves — with eliminationist rhetoric that lies behind the rising tide of violence. Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. . . .”

Krugman made it all up. But what matters to most of those who speak for the left is not truth. It is destroying the good name of its opponents. That is the modus operandi of the left.

It works.

And because it works, you can bet the Obama campaign will use it more and more, especially if the economy stays in the doldrums or gets worse. Ann Romney may find herself “playing bodyguard” far more than even she expects.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Green hypocrisy? Nah…

May 24, 2012

Once again, some sanctimonious celebrity Gaea-cultist who wants us to cripple our economies and lifestyles to save the world from a problem that doesn’t exist, global warming, gets caught with his hand in the CO2-cookie jar:

Musician Will.I.Am has been criticised for arriving at a climate change debate in a private helicopter, producing the same amount of CO2 most people do in a month.

The Voice judge had been meeting climate change experts at Oxford University as part of a guest speaking role.

Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue.

It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.

He even tweeted pictures of the so-called “hip.hop.copter” for fans to admire, after landing at the Oxford’s University Parks.

From there, the singer used a pedal cycle to travel the remaining few hundred yards to the Radcliffe Observatory Weather Centre.

See? He’s committed to a Green lifestyle! The wealthy, globally conscious one-percenter used a bike to reduce his carbon footprint! An example for all of us: environmentally safe, fossil-fuel free, it’s enough to make any member of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming swoon in religious ecstasy.

And pay no attention to the helicopter; I’m sure it will be converted to algae-power real soon.

RELATED: Meet some more elite eco-hypocrites: liberal fascist NYT columnist and China  admirer Thomas Friedman and “do as I say, not as I do” Robert Redford. Oh, and let’s not forget the high priest himself, Al Gore.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


How the one-percent live

May 2, 2012

That is, the elite, cocktail-swirling Democratic Socialist one-percent:

Last Friday night, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) held their 54th Annual Eugene V. Debs–Norman Thomas–Michael Harrington Award Dinner at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago. You of course might not expect anything too fancy from a group so devoted to the needy and the working class–but not to worry, these wine-sipping socialists proved they know just how to spend an evening discussing how to spend other people’s money.

On the surface, it seems well within the realm of possibility that the Holiday Inn was a modest choice for this group–and appropriate, as it is recommended on Unite Here Local 1’s website as a union hotel. However, modest may not be the most accurate way to describe this not-so-little shindig.

For starters, it wasn’t your typical stuffy lower level ballroom function, crammed between a business association meeting and a wedding. This was a fine gala, in a much more exclusive atmosphere: the Wolf Point Ballroom on the 15th floor at the internationally renowned Merchandise Mart. It featured stunning views of a breath-taking sunset–a perfect place to unwind with a top shelf cocktail before settling in to condemn the greedy “rich.”

After the delightful libations, everyone entered the exquisite dinning room, which featured 180-degree panoramic southwest skyline views, overlooking the cityscape and the Chicago River. The tables were lined with fine cloth, and individual sets of utensils for each of the 3 courses. Decadent slices of cheesecake awaited each guest, occupying their plates atop swirls of sweet-tangy raspberry sauce to whet their appetites for the abundant meal that was in store.

Following a fresh chilled house salad with a choice of multiple creamy dressings, the wait staff hauled out one giant tray full of food after another to feed the primarily white-dominated crowd. These weren’t your typical bland hotel meals of three asparagus sprigs and a three ounce portion of salmon with lumpy hollandaise, either. The plates were overloaded with heaping mounds of mashed potatoes, a pile of assorted squashes and vegetables, and not one, but two succulent and juicy chicken leg quarters, smothered in savory-rich gravy.

There was, in fact, so much food, that as I looked around at the tables nearby–I noticed not one person (comrade?) was able to finish the food on his (or her) plate. And despite knowing about all the hungry people out there in Chicago–and even perhaps the very servers in the room–with mouths to feed at home, shockingly, these DSA members let all those leftovers go to waste. Weren’t these socialists heartbroken to think of how many mouths could have been fed with all that extra food?

Somehow, I think you can guess the answer.

Remember, this is the same crowd that community organizer Barack “Wagyu Beef and Arugula” Obama ran with in his salad days back in Chicago — organizing the working classes, fighting for fairness, and scarfing down raspberry cheesecake.

Oh, the travails of the fighter for economic justice!

Odd though. It looks like no Occupiers were invited. Must’ve been an oversight.

Be sure to read the whole thing.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Say it after me: “If Bush had done this…”

April 17, 2012

This photo has gone viral:

It's okay! We're all leftists here!

From the Swedish paper Fria Tider:

The shocking photos show how several established left-wing members of the Stockholm cultural elite celeberate together with Cultural Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth when she slices and eats a cake depicting a black African woman with minstrel-esque face.

According to sources Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was invited to declare festivities open by performing a clitoridectomy on the cake, which she did by removing the cake woman’s labiums.

But, see, they’re evolved, tolerant, anti-racist lefties, so there’s no problem. This was just a tolerant, broad-minded example of multiculturalism. Group hug!

Yeesh.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


She’s definitely her mother’s daughter

March 19, 2012

Bristol Palin writes an open letter to President Obama in the wake of his crying crocodile tears of sympathy for progressive women who get called mean names: “Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family.  He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.”  (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you.  After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager.  That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you.  Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women.  You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.

Three points, nothing but net.

via Charlie Martin

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


(Video) Bill Maher: Obama’s Million Dollar Man

March 9, 2012

For the last week or so. the Democrats, the Left, and the MSM (but I repeat myself) have been up in arms about Rush Limbaugh’s off-the-cuff insults against law student and professional activist Sandra Fluke. (For which he apologized) Many on the Right, while criticizing Limbaugh’s comments (for which he apologized), noted quite fairly the seemingly endless insults from Our Betters On The Left (all bow) toward conservative women and even liberal women who stray off the plantation, but which are rarely noted in the major media and never cause a furor in Congress.

The push-back has begun.  A new organization of conservative women, ShePAC, has hit back hard with a video linking Barack Obama with his million-dollar misogynist (1) donor, Bill Maher. It’s a good one:

Which leads to two questions: When will Barack Obama, who says he is so concerned about the civility of the world in which his daughters will grow up, give back “Misogynist” Maher’s donation? And where, oh where is the outrage from leftist feministas (with the notable exception of Kirsten Powers) at the scatological treatment of their sisters on the Right?

Well?

RELATED: My blog-buddy ST hasn’t just pushed-back, she’s declared war. She also has video of Sarah Palin slamming President Obama for his lack of valor in accepting Maher’s money.

Footnote:
(1) It’s more than just an occasional expression of exasperation with a political foe leading to heated speech. Maher does this regularly enough and as a usual part of his “comedy;” I can only assume he has a problem with women — at least, conservative ones. And, I’ll note, he has never apologized. Unlike Rush Limbaugh.


(Video) Self-delusion and hypocrisy: the Left’s unearned sense of moral superiority

February 3, 2012

Bill Whittle returns in Afterburner to skewer Our Betters on the Left (all bow) for on the one hand publicly proclaiming the evils of America and the free market while, on the other hand, making big profits from it.

Or maybe that should be two faces instead of two hands.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)