Monday, September 26, 2011

Faster and Furiouser

U.S. Government Used Taxpayer Funds to Buy, Sell Weapons During 'Fast and Furious,' Documents Show
Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel -- the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared.
Read the whole article and when your done reading and weeping, call your Congressional representatives! Also, these guys the Sipsey Street Irregulars are doing hero's work covering the Fast & Furious scandal as well as the many others of the Obama administration!

Ignoring Obama's Gaffes

The LA Times (!) askes "How many Obama gaffes can the media ignore?" and then bless their hearts writes about them. Obama confuses Jews with janitors (this one has video!). Oops, Obama touts his jobs plan today at an Ohio bridge that won't qualify Obama's urgent jobs plan: Right now, 'right now' means sometime next month maybe Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'

Justice Disgraced

I know this is a long article but it is well-sourced, extensively linked and the latest in a long series of worthy exposes of the deep, wide and vast corruption in the US Department of Justice. Eric Holder and his cohorts ought to be ashamed. And jailed. ‘Every Single One’ Fallout: Justice Dept. in Turmoil From PJMedia Series. What’s happened up until now, and what internal leaks say about what’s coming. Hint: jobs may now be at stake. (This is the twelfth of a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one, two, three, four, five,, seven, eight, nine, ten, and Each article covers a different section of Eric Holder's Department of Justice. See for yourselves. All sixteen new hires to the Voting Section have far-left resumes — which were only released following a PJM lawsuit. (This is the first in a series of articles about the Civil Rights Division’s hiring practices since President Obama took office.) America should be appalled at the overwhelmingly politicized backgrounds of Eric Holder's hires in the Department of Justice Voting Section. All five new hires to the Justice Department's immigration office have far-left resumes All 23 new hires to the Justice Department's Special Litigation office have far-left resumes All 11 new hires to the Justice Department's Education Section have far-left resumes All 15 new hires to the Justice Department's Education Section have far-left resumes All 5 new hires to the Justice Department's Coordination and Compliance Section have far-left resumes All 11 new hires to the Justice Department's Housing Section have far-left resumes All nine new hires to the Justice Department's Disability Rights Section have far-left resumes All ten new hires to the Justice Department's Criminal Section have far-left resumes All seven new hires to the Justice Department's Appellate Section have far-left resumes All of which were "only released following a PJMedia lawsuit" which the first article makes clear was a year-long fight culminating in a lawsuit whereas liberal establishments got the same information in days. Pathetic. Why should Americans care about the DoJ's hiring practices? The opening paragraphs to this remarkable series are worthy enough to quote at length as an answer (although that doesn't excuse you from your civic duty to read the whole thing. Afterall, in front of every informed voter is a frightened politician).
The Justice Department is forbidden by federal law from hiring employees based on political affiliation. Yet the resumes revealed the following ideological breakdown among the new hires: Leftist lawyers: 113 Moderate, non-ideological, or conservative lawyers: 0. That represents the basest headline for the series, the matter-of-fact evidence that should lead any reasonable observer to believe the DOJ has employed an illegal political litmus test during the interview process. But the “Every Single One” series has provided additional benefits: the results present the inherent flaw in leftism’s perversion of the term “civil rights,” while providing a real world example of the flawed belief actualized. Additionally, the “Every Single One” series presents ramifications that reach far beyond the individuals most directly affected by DOJ activity. We hope not to understate it: this perversion of “civil rights“ is the beating heart of leftism itself. Only one definition of “civil rights” could ever logically exist: that of equal protection under the law, the law defined as the codified protection of an individual’s life, liberty, and property. Yet Eric Holder, Loretta King, Thomas Perez, the 113 hires — they claim that civil rights, and the Division established to enforce them, reside in racial, gender, disability, and even sexuality preferences presiding above the law, in the hands of an elite few trusted by an elite public class to establish some breed of “fair lawlessness.” The flaw is obvious: when the law is not equally applied, a citizen’s actions are no longer their own. Their fates are no longer tied to their personal adherence to life, liberty, and property, but to an unelected bureaucrat’s whim, an individual who believes both that he is qualified to make such judgments of other men and that our country’s laws allow him to do so. They claim that civil rights are not the individual’s, but somehow theirs, a definition incompatible with itself! This is, as we know, the post-Marxist brand of tyranny — a “well-meaning” lawlessness. But prior to this series, we did not know that since 2008 the Civil Rights Division has been populated entirely according to this ideology, behavior which represents the perfect antithesis of civil rights.

Sunday, September 25, 2011