Apr 25, 2013

North Korean Naval Battlegroup Departs to Attack America!

It's Pearl Harbor all over again!

Please advise all your friends on the West Coast to be vigilant!

Looks like they're FINALLY getting around to make a sequel to 1941!

Apr 24, 2013

Only in 'Merica - Terrorist Gets Welfare

Marathon bombings "mastermind" Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Boston Herald has learned.

Well, that's a fine how's-your-hypocrisy. He might just take the whole trophy. That's going to be hard to beat. Even after GE Capital pulled ahead and stopped giving loans to gun shops. (PST - GE makes some the bulk of their money from military contracts...) But yeah, the dude who "hates 'Merica", but has no problem cashing gob-mint checks... ?

Hell, this really is a "Government Funded" attack, now, isn't it?  You would think that somewhere, somehow the Terrorist Watchlist database MIGHT talk to the Welfare Check database and deny the claim? 

Joke's going to be on him when he expects ObamaCare to pick up his medical expenses.

Speaking of - you realize he's in the ICU surrounded by his victims, right?

Apr 23, 2013

Holy Terror of the Prayer Bear

Behold the Holy Terror that is the Prayer Bear!  Clearly a Teddy Ruxpin copyright infringement - this thing makes me tremble...

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Hat tip to Christian Nightmares. Paying it forward by submitting your link to reddit.

Apr 22, 2013

Fake Bomb Plot That Spiraled Out of Control?

Remember when the FBI contacted that guy to blow up Sluggers, in Wrigleyville?

No? Sami Samir Hassoun was caught putting a backpack of what he thought was full of explosives into a trash can next to and outside a bar near Wrigley Field in Chicago. It was a set up, and it was the FBI that gave him the fake explosives. Here's the full story.

And there was the Cal's Liquor's bomb plot. And the guy with mental illness in Oakland, Matt Llaneza - that they talked into starting a "new Civil War." Prior to that, the FBI gave fake bombs to a Jordanian national to put outside a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas. Another guy got a dummy bomb to put outside a federal courthouse in Springfield, Illinois.

There were four dudes who were given fake bombs to take out two synagogues in NYC. And there were those homeless guys in Florida who got nabbed for talking about bombing the Willis Tower (Sears Tower for the purists) - even though it was the FBI that made them talk about it.

An awful lot of "sting" operations.... The New York Times even mentioned it in an old blog op-ed, in 2012.

But then there's Fast and Furious, the gunwalking scandal that the ATF completely botched and lost track of all the guns they were supposed to be tracking.... so not all of these operations go as planned. Funny, the Times didn't mention that at all.

So, where am I going with this? Well, what if it's not too far of a stretch to ask if the FBI or Homeland Security were working with the Moron Brothers, er, the Tsarnaevs, all along -- and kind of "oops" we kind of lost track of them?

I mean, is it too out of line to ask since it's come to light that Homeland Security had put a hold on Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's U.S. citizenship application because of 2011 FBI interrogation?

There's already a loud drumbeat of accusations from lawmakers saying that the FBI's handling of Tsarnaev case claiming the agency should have done more.

We found out that Russia had tipped FBI off to potential terrorist links, but he was found to be clear of 'terrorism activity'.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the agency 'dropped the ball' on several fronts. How many? He wasn't exactly clear.

The Department of Homeland Security was dragging its feet on processing Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's U.S. citizenship after a routine background check revealed he had been questioned by the FBI in 2011.

Tamerlan, 26, filed an application for citizenship six months ago but immigration officials had not yet made a decision on his case at the time of the Boston Marathon bombings. I hope that one is still stuck in the back of their in-box.

Authorities knew the alleged bomber had a domestic violence charge on his record but the fact he had been grilled by federal agents is reportedly what threw up red flags, halting the progress of his application.

On Sunday, House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul wrote to the FBI and other officials asking why Tamerlan Tsarnaev did not raise suspicions after Russia asked the bureau to investigate him two years ago.

'Because if he was on the radar and they let him go, he's on the Russians' radar, why wasn't a flag put on him, some sort of customs flag?,' McCaul, a Texas Republican, said on CNN's 'State of the Union.’

The 26-year-old 'appears to be the fifth person since September 11, 2001, to participate in terror attacks despite being under investigation by the FBI,' the pair said in a joint letter.

They named the others as Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric and leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen who was killed in a U.S. drone strike; David Headley, an American who admitted scouting targets for a 2008 Islamic militant raid on Mumbai; Carlos Bledsoe, who killed an Army private outside a military recruiting office in Arkansas in 2009; and Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.

In addition, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to bring down a U.S. jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, had been identified to the CIA as a potential terrorist, the letter said, adding the cases 'raise the most serious questions about the efficacy of federal counterterrorism efforts.'

The McCaul-King letter asked for all information the U.S. government had on Tamerlan Tsarnaev before April 15. It was also addressed to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

My point? At the very least, Clapper and Napolitano needs to lose their jobs. No pension. 

Second best would be that the FBI gets figured-out that they were trying to entrap these two young turks, who then did a disappearing act, and then acted on their own, outside of FBI supervision. Then when it all fell apart, and they actually did the thing they were getting coached on doing - the FBI went nuts, called in all the troops and every favor they had - and even went so far as to call for an illegal Marshal Law on the City of Boston. I'm sure they're hoping, very much, that any scrutiny of their policies or this operation don't go any further than a couple mean letters and the few mentions on Meet the Press while everyone is sleeping.

I hope that clearer heads will prevail, and sweep out the boneheads that carried and dropped this operation. Otherwise, we the people will have to announce that we need a better government and better oversight of those people we employ. And I'm talking all the way to where the buck stops.

Internet Sales Tax on Fast Track

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing forward a bill to allow states to tax purchases that are made online, with one vote set for Monday evening.

The Hill reported that Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, has filed to end talk on the bill, dubbed the Marketplace Fairness Act because it allows for taxation of online retailers, which are perceived as having an unfair advantage over in-store retailers. And legislative watchers largely expect the measure will fly through the Senate — but not so fast in the House.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican and Judiciary Committee chairman, said in The Hill that he will go slow in reviewing the legislation when it’s sent to the House.

“[The bill] still has a long way to go,” Mr. Goodlatte said in The Hill. “There is still not uniformity on definitions and tax rates, so businesses would still be forced to wade through potentially hundreds of tax rates and a host of different tax codes and definitions.”

Existing law only lets states collect sales taxes from those businesses that also have a building or physical facility in the state.

Apr 20, 2013

Martial Law: Battleground Boston

Why did it take thousands of heavily-armed police, an illegal call of Martial Law, armored assault vehicles and scores of federal agents to find and one teenager?

Mission accomplished:

Apr 15, 2013

Terror in Boston

Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.

Witnesses reportedly heard booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.

The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.

"I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising," Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. "I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something...There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”

A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.

"There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.
"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.  "I was expecting my husband any minute," she said. "I don't know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don't know what it was. I just ducked."

New Provocative Gun Ad

"One child is holding something
that's been banned in America
to protect them.
Guess which one."

The ad is by a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The explanation, via babble:
"The Charles Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood, the one that was banned by two California school districts, was controversial not because both the grandma and the little girl are eaten by the wolf by the end of the story, but because — as the Christian Science Monitor notes, "one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine."
Second Amendment defenders will cry foul over the the image of a grade school-age girl holding what appears to be a Bushmaster XM-15, the same weapon used by [NAME OMITTED] to shoot and kill 26 Connecticut school children.
What do you think?

Ad agency: Grey, Canada.
Related: Here's the accompanying TV spot 

Cap'n's NOTE: Assault weapons are used in about one-fifth of one percent (.20%) of all violent crimes." No AR-15's were used at Newton, Aurora or Virginia Tech. But they use an AR-15 in this ad because it looks "scary." And so the idiocy of emotions over logic continues. At least they admit that's their strategy. It worked for Mothers Against Drunk Driving - so they'll gladly exchange facts for symbolism.

Apr 14, 2013


How Iran and North Korea see the world...

 How the rest of the world sees North Korea.
"Is there a problem Officers?"
Not saying they're justified in saber rattling and destabilizing the world (meaning, business as usual) but it's just a funny way to use Blues Brothers and Trading Places screen grabs in a political discussion.

Apr 11, 2013

Your Kids Belong to the State

Okay, I think I can see what she's "trying to say" vs what she "actually said."

It takes a village, if a child succeeds in life, then everyone else does better - and there's more tax revenue. If the child fails - we have another dependent.

-or was it-

Government funded foster care needs to take the burden of being a responsible parent caring and teaching their children responsibility and accountability, and institutionalizes the individual into a unit that can be weighed and measured, and ultimately taxed. The "investment" pays off, for the collective.

Either way, how does putting more money in "education" solve the problem?

Rev. Wright's Daughter Indicted

Hey, remember the Rev. Wright? Mr. Obama's former pastor? The Rev's daughter who was indicted in Federal Court. The charges are centered on misuse of Illinois grant funds. Ooops.

From the Chicago Tribune:
The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright — the controversial former pastor to President Barack Obama — was indicted today in an expanding federal probe of a state grant tied to a former suburban police chief.

Jeri Wright of Hazel Crest is accused of helping former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans convert fake paychecks from Evans’ nonprofit to Evans’ personal use, allegedly hiding money that was supposed to be used to train minority and female workers in the building trades.

Federal prosecutors in the Illinois' central district say Jeri Wright received about $28,000 in grant-tied paychecks in 2009, but $20,000 of that was deposited back into accounts controlled by Evans. Prosecutors also say Wright then lied to officers and a grand jury.

The charges emerge about a year after Evans was charged with fraud in relation to a $1.25 million job training grant awarded to her nonprofit, We Are Our Brothers Keeper.
PS - please let me know if Mitt Romney's former Mormon pastor's daughter gets indicted mishandling federal funds as well. We need to keep it fair around here.

Apr 5, 2013

Lead Sponsor of Federal High Capacity Ban Unaware Magazines Could Be Reloaded

In display of complete and total ignorance during a Denver Post forum on gun control, CO Rep. Diana DeGette (D) didn’t seem to understand the obvious basics of how firearms work, all the while being a lead sponsor on a federal ban of high-capacity magazines. As you can see in the video above, the Congresswomen seems to think magazines and ammunition are somehow one and the same and that after their initial use will no longer exist.

“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

Colorado GOP responded to Rep. DeGette statement. “It’s extremely alarming that Rep. DeGette is running federal legislation to ban magazine clips, when she doesn’t even know what a magazine clip is,” said spokesman Owen Loftus. “Rep. DeGette’s comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base, than standing up for responsible, law abiding citizens.”
DeGette’s spokeswomen released a statement claiming the Congresswomen simply misspoke and that she is aware of how a magazine works.
[Denver Post]
DeGette wasn’t done there though.  Responding to a citizens question about what he is to do now that he is at a disadvantage for having to change magazines, DeGette stated with a condescending smirk, “The good news for you, you live in Denver. The [Denver Police Department] would be there within minutes.  You’d probably be dead anyway.”

I'm going to have to re-watch to see if she said "magazine clip" prior to this... [Edit] Yep. :51 seconds in on the first video.  Yet again proving these people don't 1) Know what the hell they're legislating 2) Nor do they ever read what the bills they're voting on.

Apr 1, 2013

No Fools?

A delightful comic that explains how I got rid of my Jophova's Witness problem.