Tech at Night: Sacco, Vanzetti, and Aaron Swartz were all guilty. It’s time to break up the Bitcoin ring.
So even as Eric Holder is pushing back against the Weekend at Bernies-ification of Aaron Swartz, the man who committed premeditated crimes (as the puppet on the strings of the callous Larry Lessig, perhaps?), was caught, and was getting prosecuted for his high-profile sabotage of one of America’s leading academic institutions. It’s rare that you’ll see writers at RedState agree with that guy, but Moe is pushing back against the excesses of the Swartz defenders as well, and I pretty much agree with Moe.
Guys, if you want to push an anarchic anti-copyright agenda, do so on its own merits, as Joe Karaganis does. Don’t use the corpse of a suicide to do so.
There is room for IP reform in America, with excesses like the Sonny Bono act in the picture, and odd situations where Frito Lay can use patent and trade dress, two distinct concepts, to attack the same competitor. But the Swartz fan club is as auto-discrediting as the Sacco and Vanzetti crowd ended up being.
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In Marx’s Crosshairs: The Left-Wing Nation Targets WalMart, Tries To Tie Retailer To Mass Murders
While The Nation uses WalMart as its anti-gun piñata in both articles—even invoking the Aurora, Colorado theater movie shooting—it does not explicitly claim that any mass murderers actually obtained their guns from WalMart. Rather, The Nation’s writers merely imply that the retailer is responsible for the deaths committed by mass murderers.
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Barack Obama tacitly admits Eric Holder is as guilty as sin about Operation Fast & Furious…
…in other words, the former is having the latter stay on as Attorney General. President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. Because, of course, now that | Read More »
A look at the horrific, graphic Univision Fast & Furious excerpt.
The below is not the entire Univision Operation Fast & Furious expose: it’s merely about ten minutes of it. Ten very graphic, very infuriating, and very embarrassing ten minutes of it. Don’t watch it if you have a physical/mental problem with seeing people being murdered on-screen, and for real: (see also this ABC article) It’s a useful primer for what happened: which is to say, | Read More »
More details about tomorrow’s Univision expose of Operation Fast & Furious.
I’ve looked at that second paragraph three times and I don’t know which is the worst revelation. That the Obama administration enabled the murder of innocent children? That it indirectly participated in a targeted assassination of the family of a Mexican law enforcement official? That it’s going to be pointed out that the Obama administration was in full Ugly American mode when it came to the Mexican government? Or that our actions emboldened Mexican narco-terrorists to continue their destabilization campaign against our southern neighbor? Any one of those would be a scandal; taken collectively, and you have to wonder just how many more people have to die before Barack Obama and Eric Holder will take any kind of accountability for their actions.
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UPDATED (Video Added): White House Blocked DOJ’s Inspector General from Pursuing a Lead on Fast and Furious
By now, you’ve probably heard about the report released by Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, that supposedly absolved Eric Holder from blame on the case. Our own Moe Lane has put up a post with his thoughts on the report. However, it has just come out that the White House blocked the Inspector General of the DOJ from pursuing a | Read More »
Breaking: DOJ’s Inspector General’s office insulates Attorney General Holder from Operation Fast & Furious.
Executive summary: the Inspector General for the Department of Justice did an independent – no, let’s be honest; it was an “internal” – investigation into the horrifically botched multi-agency program known as Operation Fast & Furious (OF&F). For those who don’t remember, OF&F was that program where we let Mexican drug gangs illegally buy guns, didn’t keep track of the guns, and pretty much watched | Read More »
Two New Updates on Fast and Furious
Over this past weekend, two new news stories on Fast and Furious have surfaced that are worth mentioning (then again, most, if not all, stories on Fast and Furious are worth covering). First of all, it’s been reported that Darrell Issa is going to sue Eric Holder for civil contempt in the federal circuit court for the District of Columbia, according to Rollcall. However, the | Read More »
Oversight Chair Darrell Issa makes Justice Department perfidy part of the official Operation Fast & Furious record.
A ways down below the fold is a description of a wiretap application by the Department of Justice (not the wiretap application itself) that had been provided to the House Oversight Committee by a whistle-blower, in response to Oversight’s investigation of the Justice Department’s Operation Fast & Furious debacle. The information found in it would normally be not accessible to anybody outside of the committee | Read More »
Meet the Seventeen… Erm. “Not-Traitors”… to Eric Holder.
And what a fascinating rogues’ gallery they are, too. Via @GeorgiaTipsheet, meet the seventeen Democrats who voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his ongoing coverup of the Fast & Furious gunrunning schedule: Candidate District Opponent Mike Ross AR-04 Tom Cotton John Barrow GA-12 TBD Leonard Boswell IA-03 Tom Latham Joe Donnelly IN-SEN Richard Mourdock Ben Chandler KY-06 Andy Barr Tim Walz | Read More »
How the NRA Helped ObamaCare
It’s tough to accuse the National Rifle Association of being left-wing, but events on Thursday highlight just how useless the organization can be to the conservative movement at large. On the day that the Supreme Court found the most odious provisions of the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – constitutional, the House of Representatives took the historic step of holding a sitting attorney general in | Read More »
Reminder: the NRA will score Holder contempt vote.
I’m not sure why I missed this at the time – the letter’s dated June 20th – but it’s official: “the NRA will consider this vote in [their] candidate evaluations.” That doesn’t guarantee a contempt charge passing the House, but only because a contempt charge was already guaranteed. For all the loose and charged rhetoric going around, if Speaker Boehner wasn’t going to let Oversight | Read More »
Jay Carney pretty much flubs everything about Operation Fast & Furious.
This is going to be a very visual post, and, as usual, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney provides little if any actual semantic content, so I will simply summarize each video. First off, we have the standard obfuscation:
Meet Ronald C Machen, US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
He hates his life – or at least, he’s about to hate his life. You see, if Congress votes today to hold US Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress today for Holder’s stonewalling on providing documents on the botched Operation Fast & Furious botched gunrunning scandal* then Mr. Machen is apparently the lucky individual who gets to bring charges up for a | Read More »
It’s On: Holder tries to play Issa on Fast and Furious, will be subject of contempt vote tomorrow
Republican members of the House Oversight and Senate Judiciary Committees have been turning up the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder over his obstructive and misleading testimony about Fast and Furious, the operation in which the ATF coerced American gun dealers into selling firearms to Mexican cartels, and then allowed them to “walk” across our southern border (all without a whisper to the Mexican government). After being | Read More »