Sheriff Bradshaw and the Palm Beach County Psihuska ~ Are You Unhappy With Government? Then the Palm Beach sheriff is coming for you. Article by Will Grigg… “During her reign of terror as Dade County Prosecutor – in which she displayed unalloyed viciousness in tearing children from their homes and persecuting innocent parents – Reno created “Neighborhood Resource Teams” teams composed of “community-friendly, highly respected police officers, social workers, public health nurses, [and] community organizers, working full time within a narrow neighborhood,” she recalled in a May 1993 speech to the National Forum on Prevention of Crime and Violence.”
The answer to that question obviously depends on the identity of the “Somebody” who is making that inquiry. What Sheriff Bradshaw had in mind was a strike force composed of deputies, social workers, and “mental health” professionals from a “Behavioral Sciences Unit” (BSU) who would be on-call twenty-four hours a day, ready to be deployed to visit the homes of what the Soviets used to call “socially dangerous people.” In the Soviet Union, such people would often be involuntarily committed to a psihuska, or psychiatric prison.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradhsaw told the Palm Beach Post in describing the BSU, which would be funded through a $1 million grant from the state government. That grant hasn’t been formalized, but if the state legislature balks, it’s quite likely the Feds will chip in: In a speech last February 6 to the Alliance of DelRay Residential Organizations, Bradshaw said that he would prefer to fund the unit “through a federal grant.”
This is precisely the kind of pilot program the Feds would find worthwhile – indeed, it represents a model of “preventive intervention” that the federal government has been promoting for at least two decades.
‘I Don’t Trust the Government’:
The Blaze ^Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013 8:46:31 AM by Perdogg..d.and
Recommends Eric Holder Be Arrested
Sporting a graying beard and his signature camouflage hat, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent on Thursday dismissed the Senate’s gun control bill as a “feel-good measure” that won’t stop any shootings.
Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/13 | Doug Book
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:11:08 PM by Oldpuppymax
In yet another testament to the corrupt if inventive workings of the liberal mind, Attorney General Eric Holder recently decided to defraud the United States Supreme Court in the hope of preventing sections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) being ruled unconstitutional.
Section 5 of the VRA requires 9 Southern states and a number of jurisdictions in 7 others—all charged with a history of voting rights abuses–to obtain “preclearance” from the DOJ or the District Court of DC before making any changes to state election policies or procedures. Passed into law in 1965, Section 5 was enacted as an “emergency provision” designed to “promote full access to the voting process” and expire in 5 years. (1)
What Rand Paul Misses: Congress, not the Constitution, should curtail the president’s war powers.
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 8:03:48 AM by SeekAndFind
It was Wednesday, shortly before Senator Rand Paul’s bravura 13-hour filibuster, the Jimmy Stewart star turn in Paul’s crusade to have the Constitution ban a bogeyman of his own making: the killing of American citizens on American soil by America’s armed forces — a scandal that clearly cries out for action, having occurred exactly zero times in the 20 years since jihadists commenced hostilities by bombing the World Trade Center.
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:37:41 PM by chessplayer
Not surprisingly, most of the folks on MSNBC have being having a field day Thursday ridiculing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his historic filibuster the day before.
Doing his part on the Martin Bashir show was MSNBC political analyst David Corn who said that Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter to Paul “had a very silent FU in it” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
American vs. Drone…”My hunch is the American people will not stand for this and I will tell you why”
American vs. Drone
http://themarinesentinel.com ^ | 03/06/2013 | Marine Sentinel
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:29:03 AM by Marine Sentinel
My hunch is the American people will not stand for this and I will tell you why. The ‘Heavy Lock’ has been removed from the box without restraint or prejudice. The already illegal abusive powers projected by the Federal government have now been cauterized and sealed for use on the American citizenry.
Attorney General Eric Holder with Obama’s blessing envisions a scenario where in their corrupt deliberate interpretation of the Constitution to carry out a drone strike against any American on American soil.
Here is where this is put to a stop:
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Judge, Jury, EXECUTIONER
The Final Conflict ^ | 3/6/2013 | Thurifer the Censer
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 2:41:22 PM by Thurifer the Censer
With the stroke of a pen Attorney General Eric Holder has not only undone 200 years of Constitutional protections but almost 800 years of English Common Law. In response to Rand Paul‘s letter asking whether “the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial,”
Charleston Voice: South Carolina on Verge of Revolution… “For the first time in my lifetime, citizens are afraid. They are angry, some are desperate and they are ready to take action. They are afraid of an increasingly dictatorial federal government, and angry because their elected officials in the South Carolina General Assembly appear unwilling to use the constitutional power of the state to protect the citizens.”
For the first time in my lifetime, citizens are afraid. They are angry, some are desperate and they are ready to take action. They are afraid of an increasingly dictatorial federal government, and angry because their elected officials in the South Carolina General Assembly appear unwilling to use the constitutional power of the state to protect the citizens.
Citizens were allegedly ridiculed and virtually ignored by members of a House committee recently when they attempted to convince committee members to support H-3101 Freedom of Healthcare Act. A second hearing has been promised.
A Day of Resistance has been declared in Greenville County. A “Protect Us Now Rally” is set for Saturday, February 23, at Greenville County Square from 10; 00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon. Sponsors of the protective legislation will be speaking along with other community leaders.
FLASHBACK:Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should ‘Cower’ in Shame Like Smokers
NewsBusters ^ | 1/10/13 | NB Staff
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:34:40 PM by illiac
The hot new video at MRCTV.org is 1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his remarks before the Woman’s National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, Holder said people should be ashamed to own guns, just the way that cigarette smokes now “cower outside of buildings” to smoke.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did.
On Sunday night, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz, appeared on WABC‘s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” and claimed that his organization is now thinking about “legally and lawfully go to the polls again to make sure there is no intimidation against our people, which was our intent in 2008.”
Less than two weeks after becoming the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in contempt of Congress, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in front of the highly controversial National Council of La Raza — it means “The Race” in Spanish — and issued threats against ongoing state and local efforts to control illegal immigration or enforce voter-ID requirements.
Despite voting to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt ofCongress, there’s little House Republicans can do in the short term to compel him to turn over documents — unless it wanted to revisit a long-dormant power and arrest him.
WASHINGTON — A slain former Downriver police officer is at the center of criticism of President Barack Obama’s dealings with an investigation into a federal program that allowed guns to end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels and bandits.
Barack Hussein Obama has decided that in order to punish Arizona for having dared enforce American immigration laws, he has ordered his federal agencies to basically stop working with Arizona’s law enforcement agencies concerning illegal immigrants. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr has also made it known as the nations chief law enforcement officer that he too is only going to selectively enforce immigration laws that he personally likes.
It appears she is having difficulty thinking as she pauses between words.
Watch her demeanor, watch her hand movements. See 1:31
She was repeating her words over and over.
Scandal: The president illegally asserts executive privilege to protect an attorney general who’s either a clueless political hack, malevolent or both, withholding answers of who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent’s death.
President Obama’s contempt for the rule of law hit a new low when, on the eve of a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, he granted his AG‘s 11th-hour request to hide sought-after documents on Operation Fast and Furious under the cover of executive privilege.
“I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-Feb. 4, 2011, documents,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole says in a letter that GOP Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa received just before Wednesday’s hearing and vote, a letter that apparently was not mentioned in a last-minute meeting between Issa and Holder Tuesday night.
Bill O’Reilly was heard on the factor recently parroting the all too familiar adage about always “respecting the office of the President even if you don’t necessarily respect the president.” The discussion was about Obama’s heated reply to the outbursts of one Texas based TV reporter who couldn’t wait to speak until the question and answer period of the meeting took place. Politico has labeled the incident as – ‘The outburst heard round the world.’
Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.
Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious” did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.”
Attorney General Eric Holder admitted on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and the White House are helping the Department of Justice craft its messaging about Operation Fast and Furious.
(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws.
According to Congressman Darrell Issa, there are some 80,000 pages of information now in the possession of the D.O.J. Inspector General as she continues to feign an official investigation into the Fast and Furious-related activities of her longtime friend, Eric Holder.
But Issa’s House Government Affairs Committee has received only about 6,000 related pages from the DOJ, many redacted to the point of irrelevance, and some little more than reprints of articles published long ago by members of the mainstream media.Issa has filed numerous subpoenas demanding that the Attorney General turn over those documents the Committee knows to have been withheld. But Holder has refused to produce them, telling the Committee quite bluntly that they will get nothing dated after February 4th of 2011. As result of the Attorney General’s arrogant refusal, Issa has threatened Holder with Contempt of Congress proceedings.
If Darrell Issa has any thoughts of the full House voting on his Oversight Committee’s citation of contempt against Eric Holder, he will first have to clear the idea with the Attorney General’s staunchest allies and political defenders—Republican Speaker John Boehner, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy.
Prison Planet.com » Obama Should ‘Remove Eric Holder’ and ‘Just Come Clean’ on Fast and Furious, Says Rep. Steve King
“If I were the president of the United States, I would find a way for Eric Holder to step down, and it would be characterized as a firing,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told Fox News on Thursday.
(“And in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was set to eliminate all of the 48 states in order to implement nine regional governments that would operate as extensions of the federal government”) There is an effort afoot to abolish the power of the County Sheriff .. by Anthony Martin. | Save America Foundation
A news report has been quietly making its way around the alternative media, under the radar screen, concerning a Delaware legal decision to strip county sheriffs of their arrest powers in the state.
The mainstream media has not reported the story, but the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as Attorney General for the state of Delaware, has issued a mandate to county commissioners informing them that sheriffs in the state’s three counties no longer have arrest powers.
When the information reached this reporter late yesterday evening, further investigation revealed that there is a nationwide effort to strip local sheriffs of most of their enumerated powers that are mandated in the state constitutions of the various states. Such a move would have the net effect of abolishing local sheriffs departments and strengthening the power of federal law enforcement agencies.
And this is not the first time such an effort has been launched.
In the 1970s an initiative was launched by county supervisors in California to eliminate the office of sheriff, but one supervisor instead was able to persuade two state legislators to get a question placed on the California ballot as to whether or not the office of the sheriff should be an elected office. The measure passed overwhelmingly, and the mandate for elected sheriffs was placed in the state constitution.
It is ironic but perhaps sadly appropriate that Attorney General Eric Holder would choose a law school, Northwestern University, to deliver a speech earlier this month in which he demolished what was left of the rule of law in America.In what history likely will record as a turning point, Attorney General Holder bluntly explained that this administration believes it has the authority to use lethal force against Americans if the President determines them to be a threat to the nation.
He tells us that this is not a violation of the due process requirements of our Constitution because the President himself embodies “due process” as he unilaterally determines who is to be targeted. As Holder said, “a careful and thorough executive branch review of the facts in a case amounts to ‘due process.’”
That means that the administration believes it is the President himself who is to be the judge, jury, and executioner.As George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley wrote of the Holder speech:“All the Administration has said is that they closely and faithfully follow their own guidelines — even if their decisions are not subject to judicial review. The fact that they say those guidelines are based on notions of due process is meaningless. They are not a constitutional process of review.”
Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/18/11 | Zip
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 10:49:55 PM by Nachum
You know he’s getting desperate.
(NYT) — For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...]
Holder Speaks Up for Voting Rights
New York Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | NYT Editorial
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:21:30 AM by Cincinatus‘ Wife
For months, the Justice Department has largely been silent as Republican-dominated legislatures in state after state made it harder for minorities, poor people and other Democratic-leaning groups to vote. On Tuesday, however, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. spoke out forcefully and promised to use the full weight of his department to ensure that new electoral laws are not discriminatory. To live up to that vow, he will have his hands full.
In a statement released Tuesday, House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa criticized an amendment proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, saying it does not fix anything and would give “Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice broad new powers to police the Internet.”
SOPA, which is Smith’s bill, would place authority over websites that facilitate copyright infringement under Justice Department jurisdiction.
Listen to the interview. Watch the Alex Jones Show live at Prison Planet.tv.
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul said Attorney General Eric Holder should be fired immediately and Congress should investigate his role in the Fast and Furious operation run by the ATF and the Justice Department.
The covert operation provided a large number of firearms to Mexican drug cartels waging war with one another and the Mexican government.
“He should be immediately fired,” Paul told Alex Jones, “and then there should be an investigation and find out if charges should be made.” He specifically criticized the government for continuously engaging in politically motivated and criminal behavior he characterized as false flag operations.
Documents released by CBS News reveal Fast and Furious was exploited to demonize the Second Amendment.
Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:11:39 PM by PJ-Comix
Maybe. Just possibly maybe. Check out the video below showing freshman Rep. Sandy Adams of Florida – I had the pleasure of interviewing her last year, by the way – grilling Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast & Furious. For those of you unfamiliar with the Congresswoman, Rep. Adams is a former police officer whose first husband (also a police officer) was killed in the line of duty… so you can imagine what kind of reception Holder got from her when it came to Holder explaining why the US government deliberately gave guns to cop-killers.
The part that I want to highlight starts at about 4:38: a transcript of the relevant comments after the fold, with items of especial note particularly highlighted…..
GOP questions ‘two-month gap’ in Kagan’s health care involvemen
The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:01:55 AM by OldCorps
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday that the Obama administration is fueling speculation about Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan’s impartiality because it won’t turn over documents detailing her role in crafting the legal strategy to defend the health care law while she was serving in the administration.
Rep. Lamar Smith, the committee chairman, told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that emails show Justice Kagan took an interest in the case in January 2010, when she was solicitor general, and he demanded to know what role she played between then and March 2010, when Mr. Obama tapped her to sit on the high court.
“The issue is, how involved was she in health care discussions between Jan. 8 and March 5? Just as President Nixon had an 18½-minute gap, does Ms. Kagan have a two-month gap?” Mr. Smith, Texas Republican, said.
PERRY: Eric Holder must go – Attorney general should resign or be fired
Washington Time ^ | November 21, 2011 | Rick Perry
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:25:39 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
Ever since the Department of Justice’s gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious became public, the Obama administration’s response has been slow and infuriating. Of particular concern is Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s lack of candor concerning what he knew and when he knew it.
This is not a typical case of bureaucratic bungling. A 40-year-old Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, and possibly a U.S. immigration agent, are dead because of a horribly ill-conceived Justice Department operation that went tragically wrong.
Hundreds of Fast and Furious firearms have been implicated in criminal activity, and another 1,400 firearms are on the street because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives engaged in gun-walking – the selling of firearms to straw purchasers in an attempt to locate major weapons traffickers in Mexico. This controversial tactic, involving thousands of weapons, means that brave law enforcement personnel along the border remain at risk.
As details come to light, a larger shadow has been cast on Mr. Holder. When initially asked under oath to say when he first knew about Fast and Furious, Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee on May 3, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
Posted: November 17, 2011
10:00 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WND
Jesus Diaz Jr.
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who apparently unsuccessfully demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder about the prosecution of a Border Patrol agent, today was joined by dozens of his colleagues in going over Holder’s head to address the questions to Barack Obama.
A copy of the letter, signed by Hunter and 36 other members of Congress, was obtained by Andy Ramirez, president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, which is working on the case involving the prosecution of and two-year sentence for agent Jesus Diaz.
After twice being cleared by investigators of wrongdoing, he was prosecuted by the Obama administration and ultimately sentenced to two years for violating the constitutional rights of an illegal alien drug smuggler he caught hauling 75 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
Click here to sign a petition sending a message to the federal government about Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz
Cutting Down the Cabinet ~ “GOP contenders are talking like the elimination of entire departments is a foregone conclusion”
Cutting Down the Cabinet
WhiteHouse.gov and others ^ | November 10, 2011 | Pan_Yan
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:34:51 AM by Pan_Yan
The big media story from last nights Republican Presidential Primary Debate on CNBC was Governor Perry’s gaffe when he tried listing the departments of the federal government he would eliminate. Maybe lost in the sensationalism is the change in our national politics that this topic represents.
The majority of the GOP contenders are talking like the elimination of entire departments is a foregone conclusion. It might be election year politics, but the idea is immensely popular among conservatives judging by the crowd reactions every time someone in any of the debates has suggested it. Now we all know that a President by himself can not create or abolish an entire department by fiat. A good deal of congressional arm twisting, threats, pandering, pontificating, high horse riding and the obligitory “widows and orphans thrown out into the streets” stories would all accompany any serious attempt to eliminate a federal department. However, it is encouraging that it has become a more broadly accepted theme that in years past.
The existence of the Cabinet dates back to the first American President, George Washington, who appointed a Cabinet of four people (Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War Henry Knox; and Attorney General Edmund Randolph) to advise and assist him in his duties. Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and then presented to the United States Senate for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority.
Local weapons classes feel impact of decision(WI)
beloitdailynews.com ^ | 9 November, 2011 | Will O’Brien
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:39:51 AM by marktwain
Individuals applying for concealed carry permits in Wisconsin will no longer face minimum training requirements, a change welcomed with open arms by Second Amendment groups and other gun rights supporters.
But the sudden switch has thrown a wrench into the plans of Blackhawk Technical College, which hosted its first four-hour training course last Friday and had planned to offer additional classes in the near future, said Mark Brown, the Dean of Public Safety there.
A reasonable person, such as you or I, would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime. It would certainly become one, if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement. It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barak Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious.
Even at the current level of cursory investigation – a congressional committee, rather than a special prosecutor or counsel – there appears to be undisputed evidence that this was a politically motivated plan designed to create the false impression that massive gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico was taking place, so Democrats could demand and impose new, draconian gun-control laws. They allowed thousands of guns to be illegally transported across our open border into Mexico by known members of Mexican drug cartels.
Some of these weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and wound ICE Agent Victor Avila. In addition, the weapons were used to murder dozens of Mexican citizens.
At the very least, the actions of the people who proposed, approved, funded, and carried out Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious resulted in criminally negligent manslaughter:
via High Crimes.
As Paulus moved his troops toward Stalingrad, the difficulties set in as he had previously warned. In the following month, Russian forces launched a counterattack that eventually surrounded the German 6th Army in the city of Stalingrad. Adolf Hitler promoted Paulus to the rank of Field Marshal in Jan 1943, hoping that it would inspire him to fight to the death in Stalingrad (no Field Marshal hard ever surrendered to the enemy in German history). Very soon after the promotion, however, he surrendered his forces on 2 Feb 1943. He became a prisoner of war in Russia until 1953.
Well, its been quite a day. Just glance down through all the headlines today if you don’t believe me. There is one strategic fact, however, that stands out above all the tactical stuff. Once again, Avatar at CleanUpATF.org has it right. In fact, this guy thinks like me.
Attorney General Holder is putting this out there now as a strategy to make Fast & Furious about him (it didn’t work to try and make it stop at Acting Director Melson), and he’s going to hold out — ha! — as long as possible. They gave up Melson’s Ridge, because Melson prematurely surrendered like a friggin’ French General. But now they’re willing to give up Holder’s Ridge to protect the White House and the Department of State. Yes, the Attorney General is expendable — and they want it to stop with Holder. Unless President Obama refuses to admit Stalingrad is lost (think Obama cannot admit that he was wrong by appointing Holder, and he won’t desert his Field Marshal).
The White House is willing to surrender Holder’s Ridge to win, but I doubt that will be significant in the grand scheme of things. These guys think in very convoluted ways unlike the rest of us.
Any scandal defense is like a military defense in depth, with successive lines, hedgehogs and mutually supporting fires. Avatar is quite correct. The winter campaign fight for Holder’s Ridge will be desperate and designed to distract from the strategic positions behind it: the Homeland Security Line, the FBI hedgehog, the State Department schwerpunkt and the White House command and control center.
Question: Do y’all understand who is turning over these documents that are so damning to Holder and his henchmen? The White House, of course. And why would they be doing that? To make you think that Holder’s Ridge is the key position in the over-all battle. It is not.
So as you read the increasingly bad headlines for Holder, keep in mind that he is being kept in place for a reason — to distract the investigation from the really culpable conspirators at the top.
That’s my prediction based on the fact that Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to President Obama, requesting that Obama appoint a special prosecutor to investigate AG Holder for perjury in the Fast & Furious inquiry. Apparently Mr. Holder swore that he had only heard of the project “a few weeks” prior to his testimony before the House Committee:
“I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” Holder testified.
This is directly at odds with new memos that have been uncovered which state that Mr. Holder was briefed regularly about the program, beginning in July of 2010 at the latest. Hence, the request for a special prosecutor.
Of course, the President can refuse to appoint a prosecutor. And I believe he will do just that. Instead, he will request Holder’s resignation and give a press release, sternly worded about unwarranted witch-hunts, and more in sorrow than in anger that he must send his loyal consigliere packing, simply because he mis-remembered a date (or, as Holder’s minions are claiming, Holder simply misunderstood the question. Right.) Obama will do this, hoping that it’ll suffice to put Congress off the track of more investigations: “Geez, guys, I fired him! What more do you want?!” …
(Excerpt) Read more at grandrants.wordpress.com …
Since this spring’s blink-and-you-missed-it debate over reauthorization of several controversial provisions of the Patriot Act, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) have been complaining to anyone who’d listen about a “Secret Patriot Act“—an interpretation of one of the law’s provisions by the classified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granting surveillance powers exceeding those an ordinary person would understand to be conferred from the text of the statute itself. As I argued at the time, there is an enormous amount of strong circumstantial evidence suggesting that this referred to a “sensitive collection program” involving cell phone location tracking—potentially on a mass scale—using Patriot’s “Section 215″ or “business records” authority.
Lest anyone think they’d let the issue drop, Wyden and Udall last week released a sharply-worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, blasting the Justice Department for misleading the public about the scope of the government’s surveillance authority. The real audience for an open letter of this sort, of course, is not the nominal recipient, but rather the press and the public. Beyond simply reminding us that the issue exists, the letter confirms for the first time that the “secret law” of which the senators had complained does indeed involve Section 215. But there are some additional intriguing morsels for the attentive surveillance wonk.
The letter focuses particularly on “highly misleading” statements by Justice Department officials analogizing Section 215 powers to grand jury subpoenas. “As you know,” Wyden and Udall write, “Section 215 authorities are not interpreted in the same way that grand jury subpoena authorities are, and we are concerned that when Justice Department officials suggest that the two authorities are ‘analogous’ they provide the public with a false understanding of how surveillance law is interpreted in practice.”
(Excerpt) Read more at cato-at-liberty.org …
by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
How long have Tennessee judges been arresting people without cause and locking up people without due process?
(Aug. 31, 2011) —Editor’s Note: The events depicted by LCDR Fitzpatrick in the following interview occurred on August 30, 2011.
I called the Tenth Judicial District office today and spoke with Assistant District Attorney Robinson. I sent the audio to you. He hung up on me, although he gave me a lot.
I also sent two other audios with that. One of them is the one from the 15th of October [DS400125(2)], which is the telephone call to Special Agent Cathy Pendleton. I called back the Tenth Judicial District to get an email address so that I could send the audio recordings to them, but they don’t give out email addresses.
This attorney, Robinson, who has been Assistant District Attorney and works out of the Cleveland office, the main office of the Tenth Judicial District, said a couple of things which will raise the hair on the back of your neck. One of them is that he doesn’t know, in the case of a judge, which law enforcement authority can be called upon to effect an arrest [DS400330] [DS400331].
I engaged him in the point that the TBI had made with me, which was that nothing can be done unless the District Attorney General acts on this. He said that that wasn’t his understanding. He then said, “No, it’s not us. You’ll have to talk to Steve Bebb about that.” District Attorney General Bebb is one of the criminal actors that I have named before, and by this point, Richardson knew that I had come to him to effect an investigation against the criminal actors that we know about. Robinson came back and said, “Steve Bebb is not about to begin an investigation that he’s part of.” And I said, “Thank you for giving us that.”……………………………..
HOW MANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ARE CULPABLE?
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
(Aug. 16, 2011) — The thirty Seals was my last straw. I’m beyond the edge, over the wall, through the woods, and I’m sitting on top of a Main Battle tank and I’ve got the barrel pointed at every member of Congress and at every judge in America. Now, you may rightfully say, impossible and then I say to you, “Oops! Sorry. I meant to say that I’m just one of millions of patriotic Americans who have had it, and if you don’t like it, if you want to whine about it, go somewhere where I can’t see you or hear you, because if I do, you’ll be standing side by side with the likes of our Democrat and Republican traitors who have refused to kick the sorry de facto fake lying bum Obama out of the White House. Don’t worry, all that will happen to Obama, or whatever he’s calling himself today, is life in Gitmo.”
Eric Holder is our worthless Attorney General, the person who is supposed to see that the Department of Justice does the job for which it was designed but hasn’t done anything remotely suggestive of upholding the law in any way, shape, or form. He is, even more than Janet Napolitano, the most worthless city, county, state or federal employee of them all. There is absolutely no doubt that he is the modern-day joke about the city workers all leaning on a shovel: if you want to show an example of a goldbricking government employee, it would be one of Eric Holder sitting behind a desk. Think about it: my wife and I have known that Obama has had numerous Social Security numbers even before the election and Holder hasn’t done one little thing about it. So much for doing your job, Eric. The Justice Department protecting the criminal. At least you’ll have a lot to think about while you rot away in prison for the rest of your life. No idle talk, since OPOVV doesn’t make threats.
Friday’s column began with a bit of a qualifier:
In discussing “Project Gunwalker,” this column tries to observe the perhaps small (but nevertheless important) distinction between directly trafficking guns, and “walking” them. That’s why readers will find instance after instance of reference being made here to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives‘ (BATFE’s) “facilitating the trafficking” of guns. Basically, the accusation being made here is not that the BATFE directly trafficked the guns.
There is, though, another way to look at it, in light of some startling allegations made by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Acting Director Kenneth Melson on July 4. In testimony he gave that day to the “Project Gunwalker” investigation, led by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA, and Chariman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA, and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee), Melson revealed that some of the “gunwalked” guns may have been paid for courtesy of the American taxpayer. From Rep. Issa’s and Sen. Grassley’s letter to Attorney General Eric Holder (pdf file):
The evidence we have gathered raises the disturbing possibility that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons but that taxpayer dollars from other agencies may have financed those engaging in such activities.
Fox News, in fact, quoted sources claiming that the BATFE’s top target was himself a paid informant for the FBI:
In a separate development, congressional sources have learned that not only was U.S. taxpayer money being used to buy guns that were later sent to Mexico, but the main target of the investigation was actually a FBI informant and former drug dealer who had been deported years ago.
Remember from Friday’s column that former BATFE Phoneix field division Special Agent in Charge
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This Criminal Complaint was sent to the Illinois States Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General.| The Post & Email
CITIZENS PUT STATE GOVERNMENTS ON NOTICE OF TREASON
July 22, 2011
To: Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, State of Illinois (Via e-mail Form)
SUBJECT: Criminal Complaint NAMING BARACK OBAMA in COMMISSION OF TREASON
Commission of Treason
Through many tedious months while our Government has been held captive because of the fact that Barack Hussein Obama has held the office of the Presidency illegally thus, portraying as our President when in fact, he is not eligible to hold the office of the Presidency of our great country, the united states of America. Through these months I have written letter upon letter pleading with our CIA, FBI, the Senate and Congress of our U.S. government to employ the necessary means to remove Obama and all of his appointees from said positions. He has shamed our country to the extent that no other person holding the office of the presidency has done….however, we all know he is not a legal president of our great country. This explains why he has committed criminal crimes against our treasured constitution, he has displayed more and more that he represents terrorism, thus our enemy. However, this conspiracy was not accomplished by him alone.
The walls are closing in on Eric Holder will he take the fall for Obama? Don’t bet on it!| The Post & Email
The walls are closing in on Eric Holder will he take the fall for Obama? Don’t bet on it!| The Post & Email: “Attorney General Eric Holder and his anti-gun cronies at the Justice Department are starting to realize they may be in some hot water.
But, as was to be expected, they are going to throw someone else under the bus and hope it all goes away…”
Posted by Gunny G at Monday, June 27, 2011
Bin Laden raid ‘not assassination’: US law chief (version 39.2.1 of the story)
AFP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:45:34 AM by markomalley
Holder told the BBC the raid on bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan on May 2 was a “kill or capture mission” and that his surrender would have been accepted if offered, but that the safety of US Navy commandos was paramount.
“What happened to bin Laden was not an assassination,” Holder said.
“I think the action that we took against him can be seen as an act of national self-defence. You have to remember it is lawful to target an enemy commander,” he said.
The top US legal official said there was no indication that bin Laden was going to surrender and it was believed he could be wearing a suicide vest.
“It was a kill or capture mission.
The Banana Peel of Destiny [OIL: The Great Washington Kabuki Dance Under President Hopey McChange]
The Banana Peel of Destiny [OIL: The Great Washington Kabuki Dance Under President Hopey McChange]
TheBurningPlatform ^ | April 25, 2011 9:21 AM | By James Howard Kunstler
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 11:59:01 AM by fight_truth_decay
Obama going after oil speculators while holding fund raisers with the criminals who brought down the financial system.
That was a cute move by President Obama last week, calling out the “oil speculators” with a memo to his Attorney General, Eric Holder. The President proved a few weeks ago, in his energy speech to the nation, he doesn’t understand how these resources are produced and traded. Consequently, the people he addressed remain clueless, but ticked off nonetheless. And the logic of politics now compels Mr. Obama to call out the dogs on… people who make money trading paper claims on oil?
Funny, he didn’t show any interest the past two-plus years in people who make money swindling taxpayers via booby-trapped Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps. Maybe those things sound too abstruse to get excited about – but believe me, it was a heckuva lot more money. In fact, a case could be mounted by God’s attorney general – if he has one – that Mr. Obama abetted a gigantic conspiracy in fraudulent financial paper which makes the oil speculators look like shoplifters in a Kentucky WalMart.
The price of oil is going to go way up, and way down, and way up again, and way down again until everyone is too broke to ask for any, and companies are too ruined to go get it for them, and governments are too broken to interfere in the process.
The oil speculators are normal characters in a market operating normally, which is to say doing what needs to be done on the margins of “price discovery.” The trouble arises when price discovery occurs in turbulent times and places, for instance, when people in a part of the world called the Middle East & North Africa..More
URGENT UPDATE: NEW EVIDENCE COMES OUT OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS’ INVOLVEMENT IN PLAN TO EFFECTUALLY REWRITE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS.
[snip]… now new evidence implicates the Obama White House in sedition. Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein; his wife Samantha Power, Senior Director of the National Security Council; and Department of Justice Attorney General Eric Holder are key players in a related plot to dismantle and destroy America’s Constitutional republic.
[snip] Sunstein was a natural fit for the conference, as his 2004 book, “The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More than Ever”
[snip] the American Constitution Society, another hard Left Marxist organization which seeks to rewrite the Constitution. Attorney General Eric Holder not only previously served on the ACS Board of Directors, but is keynote speaker for their 2011 Convention.
[snip] A union thug with White House connections plots to crash the American economy while high ranking Obama officials seek to subvert the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We MUST compel Congress to open investigations and HALT the Obama wrecking crew that is daily dismantling America!
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ak 47 Pictures, Images and Photos
“The Fast and the Furious” was a gun-running program that allowed thousands of AK-47‘s to enter Mexico from the United States ostensibly to allow tracking of their movements. At the same time it allows the AK-47′s to go into Mexico, it is the policy of this administration to arm border patrol agents with bean bags as their first line of defense against AK-47′s.
Such policy got border patrol Brian Terry agent killed in December. Terry was killed with one of the assault rifles that this administration sent into Mexico.
As I noted previously, at first this administration denied that it was policy to arm border patrol agents with bean bags to fight AK’s.
That turned out to be false.
Under fire for an operation that allowed smuggling of U.S. weapons across the nation’s border with Mexico, President Obama said in an interview that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the controversial “Operation Fast and Furious.”
This is the same Obama who called John McCain “naive and irresponsible.”
“If they want a debate about protecting the United States of America, that’s a debate I’m ready to win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for.” He blamed Bush for policies that enhance the strength of terrorist groups such as Hamas and “the fact that al-Qaida’s leadership is stronger than ever because we took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan.”
Obama is always quick to point out the failings of others yet is lightning fast to duck responsibility.
But Eric Holder did know about it.
US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied having previous knowledge of the operations, while Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to knowing of the ATF’s gun-tracking tactics, but called cross-border gun-trafficking “not acceptable”.
It’s “not acceptable” but apparently he did not put an end to it. If such an operation was “not acceptable” why did Holder not find out who authorized it and do so immediately?
None of these denials seem plausible. And here is the million dollar question:
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It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department‘s selective enforcement policies. It backfired.In pandering to identity politics and exacerbating race consciousness, Holder has given the rest of us an opportunity to stand up, identify “our people” and show the liberal poseurs what post-racialism really looks like.Herman Cain is my people. I’ve never met him, but we are kin because we are unhyphenated Americans comfortable in the black, brown and yellow skin we’re in.
We are growing in numbers on college campuses, in elected office, on the Internet.Cain is the successful Georgia businessman who has wowed audiences with his passion for free markets, free minds and the American Dream.
The former president of Godfather’s Pizza and forceful Tea Party speaker happens to be black. So he must pay the price that all minority conservatives in public life must pay.
A cowardly liberal writer recently derided Cain as a “monkey in the window” and a “minstrel” who performs for his “masters.”Race traitors. Sellouts. Self-haters. I’ve heard it for nearly 20 years in public life. Every outspoken minority conservative has……………………..
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