Middling of the Worst

1 02 2015

Chocolate City St. Louis

Choir boys?  No.

People who deserved to be taken off the streets?  Yes.

Worst of the worst?  Hardly.

An abuse of power?  In spots, yes.

Indeed, ATF, this was worth doing.  But don’t go pounding your chests and pouring out a conga line of press releases that you took down Dillinger, Capone and MGK.

This article references similar tactics in Milwaukee, though there, they went very wrong.





Loose Collar

9 12 2014

Washington, D.C.

Sort of a clickbaity story from a right-of-center website about Operation Choke Point.

This e-mail made me LOL:

chokepoint

Regardless of whether porn was in the propaganda of those running this operation, (Democrats are prudish about porn all of a sudden?), there was no way that Choke Point was ever going to be used against porn.  Because the porn industry supports Democrat political candidates.  Meanwhile, firearms/ammunition, gold and silver coins, tobacco — Those are all money sources for either red team politics or red team media, or the pastimes of red team voters.

But one of the big targets of Choke Point was the payday loan business.  As far as I’m aware, the political money from that industry actually goes to way more Democrats than Republicans, and you find lots of payday loan joints in the politically blue parts of town but hardly any in the red parts of town, and blue team voters use payday loan joints far more than red team voters.  So I can’t think of any obvious political vendetta that the Obama White House would be carrying out in trying to cut off the payday loan industry’s oxygen.  The activist grassroots black-left, the ACORN types, have been bitching about payday loan joints and their high interest rates for some time.  Except I don’t think that’s a big enough straw to stir the drink of the White House — There has to be some huge big wheel donor or Democrat constituency or some Democrat political vendetta at work.





Censure

23 11 2014

Aztlan

Wow.  That’ll teach him.





The Plan

20 11 2014

Aztlan

Well, here it is.

It’s basically DACA writ a little bit larger.

If this is what it truly is, and nothing more, then two groups of people are going to be let down:

1.  The people wanting a “full Emancipation Proclamation.”

2.  Silicon Valley, as there’s nothing in here about freeing up legal immigrant visas by means of allowing one legal immigrant visa to apply to both spouses.

This is still bad, and should still be resisted, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

UPDATE

Evidently there will be the one visa for both spouses provision, and some nebulous “entrepreneur visa” program.





Hands Up Don’t Rape

17 11 2014

Ferguson

jaris-hayden

…took liberties with a city jail inmate.





You’re Wrong, Bob

26 10 2014

Washington, D.C.

There are not “lots of unanswered questions.”  There are only lots of unpunished political goons.

That’s the thing on IRSgate, and also Gunrunner (“Fast and Furious”), Benghazi, pick your Obama-era scandal.  We already know the truth.  What we don’t have is any real punishment for the guilty parties.  Obama won’t punish himself.  No Democrat that could get elected President for the next term will mete out any punishment.  And the Republicans that have a credible chance to win the nomination, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, might sweet talk us with a lot of meely mouth rhetoric about consequences, but then if they actually win, they’ll tell us to let bygones be bygones.  All to cover up RINO participation in IRSgate.

Give me the pen and phone, and there will be punishment and consequences.  Albeit the sorts that are way more messy and painful than indictments.

One more thing:  Woodward pops off here about younger analogues of himself and Carl Bernstein camping out in Cincinnati.  What does Cincinnati have anything to do with it?  Washington, D.C., namely 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, was the scene of the crime.  Dragging Cincinnati into this is a rhetorical device to keep Barack Obama from getting the blame.  Also, for the analogy to hold perfectly, either the modern day Woodward and Bernstein would need a jealous and vindictive FBI Deputy Director who felt jilted when he’s not promoted to Director illegally leaking grand jury proceedings to the journalistic duo, or, the version I buy, some politically sympathetic grand juror illegally leaking GJ proceedings to the journalists.  Yes, I’m with PJB, that Mark Felt was never Deep Throat, that the real DT was some leftist on the GJ spilling his or her guts to W&B.





You Don’t Shoot

20 10 2014

Staten Island

I have sort of a rhetorical question:

Why are the national media and the good hipsters and trust fund brats of Park Slope way more upset over Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri than Eric Garner and Staten Island, New York?

You’ve never heard of Eric Garner?  Well, then, you better start with your favorite internet search engine.  You’ll find out that as far as police-black conflagrations, it’s way murkier and maybe way more the cops’ fault than what happened in handsupdontshoot country close to me.

You’ll find hints in this very blog post, not only in the actual text, but in the categories.








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