Beware the gun tax
David Addington at the Heritage Foundation reports on a little something-something slipped into the rough beast of gun control laws slouching toward the Senate to be born, courtesy of majority leader Harry Reid: Title I of the Reid gun control bill purports to “fix gun checks.” The proposed “fix” in section 122 of S. 649 is to take away an individual’s right to sell or | Read More »
Obama to finally get his anti-Gitmo, Bush-torture show trial revenge?
…and via a Bin Laden-by-marriage no less Attorney General Eric Holder was going to define his career by trying the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (pictured), and the Bush Administration that “tortured” him, in a federal courtroom just blocks from where the Twin Towers fell in downtown Manhattan; rather than in a Military Tribunal held at his Guantanamo Bay prison home that President Barack | Read More »
Reflections of a potential drone strike target
I don’t want to sound alarmist, but at the moment I’m a potential target for drone strikes, and so are you. I’d really like to be formally and unambiguously taken off the list, unless due process is conducted following the discovery of evidence that I belong there. A simple “No, the President will not send robots to kill you” would suffice, but the current “we | Read More »
Citizens, Subjects and The Greatness of Rand Paul’s Filibuster
There are two ways you can relate to the entity that governs you. You are either a citizen or you are a subject. There is a significant difference between the two. This difference involves the number of rights you enjoy and the amount of freedom of action and thought you get to exercise. Tupac Shapur sums it succinctly: Real n—– do they wanna do, b—- n—– do what they can.
In a philosophical sense, Senator Rand Paul just asked Attorney General Eric Holder which class we, the average American fit. Can we do what we want or do we what we can? Or more directly; can the people in charge of the government do what they want? Because if the government can do what it wants, then the people are not citizens, they are subjects, they have to do what they can.
This political moment of import erupted from a rather mundane Senate Hearing. President Barack Obama needed a new Director CIA Director. His former Director, David Petraeus was ummm, compromised. He selected John Brennan and expected that the Senate would advise, consent and go back to playing with their Power Ranger Action Figures instead of passing a Federal Budget. Then a wee fly landed in the ointment…
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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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A Case of Buyer’s Remorse
The election of 2012 is now history. Barack Obama won a second term while the GOP bungled the Senate and mitigated expected losses in the House with some gains elsewhere. There is no shortage of hand-wringing, post-mortems and dissection of an presidential election loss that seemed to be within grasp as late as October. Forget about the inaccuracy of polls, especially Romney’s internal polling and | Read More »
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 »
MaoBama’s Hatred Of All Things American Comes Home To Roost.
I don’t want to sound trite… or maybe I do. It didn’t take me very long to realize that my ‘truth detector’ was going off the charts when it came to Barack Hussein Obama, starting as far back as Obama’s speech in front of the DeMarxist convention in 2004, when he was still a state senator in Illinois. He was immediately lauded as the ‘future’ | Read More »
DOJ Attempts to Have Fast & Furious Lawsuit Tossed Out
The Department of Justice filed court papers on Monday in an attempt to have the House Oversight Committee lawsuit dismissed. The lawsuit would force Attorney General Eric Holder to finally release documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. Within the legal brief, it is alleged that federal courts lack the authority to intervene, once the executive branch has wielded executive privilege in response | Read More »
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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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The Conspiracy Of The Lawless.
Barack Hussein Obama considers himself above the law, as he has shown on myriad occasions during his reign of durance vile. His DeMarxist Congressional leaders certainly have not scruple one between them. We can go right on down the list of his government from top to bottom. Hillary Clinton is culpable in what is obviously and rapidly becoming the greatest foreign policy implosion in modern | Read More »
Of Guns And Money, Lies And Loopholes
In articles today from the Associated Press and ABC, we get more perspective on the two Presidential candidates who will win and lose in about six weeks. Our first article is about President Obama fielding questions in a Univision interview. Apparently Univision has no desire to throw the President softball questions, and raised the issue of “Fast and Furious”: Asked about the Fast and Furious | Read More »
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 »