We DO have some problems here… “Obama: If People ‘Can’t Trust’ Government, ‘We’re Going To Have Some Problems Here’ Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.”
By Chuck Baldwin
Without any sense of irony whatsoever in the aftermath of the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the administration’s stonewalling on Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, the Department of Health and Human Services’ leveraging of private organizations for Obamacare public relations cash, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret email addresses, Obama unloaded this line:
“‘If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.’”
See the report here:
Obama: If People ‘Can’t Trust’ Government, ‘We’re Going To Have Some Problems Here’
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.
(GyG: What Folks Are Saying ‘Bout THIS !!!!!) ~ AP boss: Our sources now ‘fear they will be monitored by the government’ (Video)
ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/19/13 | David Freddoso
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 9:36:00 AM by The Old Hoosier
I mentioned the other day that the Justice Department‘s secretive snooping on AP reporters was not just a personal violation of privacy, but in fact a threat to their ability to do their jobs and a threat to everyone’s ability to report on the Obama administration.
» Rand Paul: AP Phone Spying Proves Obama is “Drunk on Power” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Senator slams administration on Benghazi, IRS, AP phone tap scandals
Paul Joseph Watson
May 14, 2013
Senator Rand Paul responded to the barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the IRS targeting conservatives, to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters, by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power.”
Scoffing at an upcoming House Committee on Ways & Means inquiry into how the IRS targeted those who mentioned the Constitution, the bill of rights, or even making “America a better place to live,” Kentucky Senator Paul said he would introduce a resolution today calling for the IRS agents involved to be fired for abusing their power in targeting people for their political activities.
“The President says he’s going to do something if they’re guilty, well it sounds like there’s already been an investigation and no one’s been fired,” Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I’m afraid he’s going to do about as much as he did after Benghazi,” he added, noting that those involved in the botched security operation still work for the State Department.
Should Obama And Congress Be Arrested Under The NDAA?
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012) and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
Washington Times ^ | 3/29/13 | Shaun Waterman
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013 5:38:53 PM by Nachum
FBI investigators for at least five years have routinely used a sophisticated cellphone tracking tool that can pinpoint callers’ locations and listen to their conversations — all without getting a warrant for it, a federal court was told this week.
The use of the “Stingray,” as the tool is called, “is a very common practice” by federal investigators, Justice Department attorneys told the U.S. District Court for Arizona Thursday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
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)
.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Obama political appointees, through a series of e-mails, did confer with Justice Department lawyers about the status and resolution of the case prior to the DOJ’s dismissal of the charges.
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.
George Zimmerman’s public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he’s back in jail makes him appear guilty in the public’s eye, and that’s what matters. Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it’s now about capitalizing on opportunity.
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.
A simple way to help prevent voter fraud and election abuse is for states to purge voter rolls. What does this mean? Getting rid of names on voter rolls of people ineligible to vote such as illegal aliens, dead people, duplicates, etc. For nearly a year, Florida election officials have asked the Department of Homeland Security for access to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement database in order to take illegal aliens and non-citizens off Florida voter rolls. Not surprisingly, DHS has been dragging its feet and has yet to comply with the request and now, the Department of Justice is stepping into the purging process and ordering Florida, a vital swing state, to stop.
The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned.
The FBI was rather public with its recent demands for backdoor access to websites and Internet services across the board, but as the agency awaits those secret surveillance powers, they’re working on their own end to have those e-spy capabilities.
Three months ago conservatives were jubilant over reports Congressman Darrell Issa would offer a Contempt of Congress complaint against Eric Holder.
After all, the Attorney General had openly refused to honor House Oversight Committee subpoenas for an estimated 80,000 documents vital to the Committee’s investigation of the role played by members of the Obama Regime in Operation Fast and Furious.
RUSH: The Justice Department got their homework assignment in on time to Judge Smith at the Fifth Circuit court in Houston. He demanded a three-page single-spaced letter, and that really ticked off the left that this judge would essentially issue a homework assignment to the Department of Justice. What really ticked off the left was that the government lawyer acknowledged, “Oh, yeah, Judge, there’s judicial review, and we accept that.” And the judge, the left says, should have accepted that. Instead he issued this order that the department itself issue him a three-page single spaced letter memo explaining their understanding of judicial review, and it is three pages long. And it is single-spaced. And it was signed by Eric the Red himself. Eric Holder.
In a nutshell, the attorney general, Eric the Red, claims that the Department of Justice supports judicial review and that Obama’s comments shows that he did, too. That’s what it says when you boil it down. Which, of course, is untrue. Obama did the exact opposite. Holder says that laws passed by Congress are… I never heard of this word, presumptively constitutional. Laws passed by Congress are presumptively constitutional even though Holder’s own DOJ is fighting the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act as we speak. This is one of the ironies of this. While Obama’s out there saying that courts never overturn, they’re asking the court to overturn DOMA. Even though DOMA was passed by a duly elected Congress, duly constituted bill, whatever. But both Obama and Holder have pronounced it to be unconstitutional.
Judical Watch Press Room ^ | Jan 19, 2012 | Judical Watch
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:23:05 AM by blueyon
**New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of Justice on Voting Rights Enforcement**
A coalition of hacker activists known as “Anonymous” — styling itself a “hacktivist” collective that fights for Internet freedom — took credit for bringing down websites belonging to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Copyright Office, and multiple heavy-hitting industry association sites. Most of the websites were back online by Friday morning.
The attack followed a major international piracy crackdown against the file-sharing firm Megaupload.com. American officials shut down the site — among the most trafficked in the world — and helped arrest at least four people in New Zealand accused of operating what the U.S. government called “an international organized criminal enterprise.” MegaUpload executives, none of whom are U.S. citizens, rejected the charges but remain in custody.
Internet activists and hackers, meanwhile, immediately sprang into action following news of the arrests. Anonymous used what is known as a “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack to target the U.S. government — including the White House — as well as top lobbying groups for Hollywood and the music industry. The well-known technique essentially floods a website with online traffic and eventually overloads its servers, causing it to temporarily shut down.
Following a wildly successful protest against SOPA and PIPA internet censorship legislation on Wednesday, the Department of Justice “conducted a major action” on Thursday and shuttered MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site accused of trading in copyrighted movies and televisions shows.
Following action by a grand jury, the feds arrested four people and executed more than 20 search warrants in the United States and eight foreign countries. They seized 18 domain names and around $10 million in assets, including a number of servers.
The grand jury indictment accuses Megaupload of causing $500 million in damages to copyright owners and of making $175 million through selling ads and premium subscriptions, according to the New York Times.
“Prove it,” Arpaio said in remarks directed at Holder in an interview with WND.
Arpaio contends that the 22-page complaint the Department of Justice released Dec. 15 against his office was nothing more than anecdotal and didn’t prove there are systematic sheriff’s department policies aimed at depriving Hispanics in Maricopa County of their civil rights.
Nor was Arpaio concerned that the DOJ might take him and his sheriff’s department to federal court.
“If the Justice Department wants to take me to court, I’m ready,” Arpaio said.
KUHNER: Will Obama steal the 2012 election?
The Washington Times ^ | 12/30/11 | Jeffrey Kuhner
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:47:39 PM by markomalley
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. claims Jim Crow is returning. In a recent speech, Mr. Holder said that attempts by states to pass voter identification laws will disenfranchise minorities, rolling back the clock to the evil days of segregation. He said that a growing number of minorities fear that “the same disparities, divisions and problems” now afflict America as they did in 1965 prior to the Voting Rights Act. According to the Obama administration, our democracy is being threatened by racist Republicans. Hence, the Justice Department must prevent laws requiring a photo ID to vote from being enacted.
Mr. Holder argues that voter ID laws disproportionately discriminate against poor blacks and Hispanics – citizens who cannot afford to acquire a driver’s license, passport or other form of photo identification. The latest victim is South Carolina; its voter ID law has been blocked by the Justice Department. Liberal Democrats – taking their cue from the White House – are portraying the national movement for election reform as an authoritarian assault upon civil liberties. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has even petitioned the United Nations, asking it to declare states’ voter ID laws human rights abuses. For the radical left, America has become Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
KHPO Phoenix ^ | 12-22-2011 | John Hill – stand With Arizona
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:27:31 AM by montag813
From Stand With Arizona’s Facebook page:
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Arpaio Unjustly In Justice Department Crosshairs
Inestor’s Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2011 | IND staff
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 8:27:53 PM by raptor22
Equity: The administration that refused to enforce voting rights law in the New Black Panther case is going after America’s best-known sheriff for what it calls discriminatory policing practices involving Hispanics.
Coming soon after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Arizona’s immigration and border enforcement law, the Justice Department’s release of a scathing report Thursday accusing Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating federal law and the Constitution in his department’s handling of Hispanics smacks of retaliation.
Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-17-2011 | John Hill
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:23:14 PM by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Thomas Perez, head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division – and a former board member of Hispanic hate group CASA de Maryland, unexpectedly released the report on December 15. Some observers, including Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, believe the sudden release of results of the 3+ year investigation was timed to distract from the one-year anniversary of the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry, for which Eric Holder‘s DOJ was directly culpable, through their disastrous ‘Operation Fast and Furious’. 57 Congressional Representatives and one senator have called for Holder’s resignation over the bloody debacle.
King rejected allegations that Arpaio has been engaged in racial profiling and carrying out strong-handed patrols along the Arizona border aimed at stopping illegal immigrants. “I’ve been to visit his operation,” King says in the video, adding: “There is not a profiling operation that I can see.”
King characterized the Justice Department allegations as “a political agenda that’s working against a man who stands up for the law.”
Plain and Simple: DNC Wants Voter Fraud
PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ray Hartwell
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 11:39:28 AM by radioone
Like most people, recently I’ve been asked to present photo identification on a number of occasions without regard to my race, religion, or national origin. The majority of the requests I’ve received have come in circumstances many would consider more or less routine: checking in for a flight and passing through airport security; registering as a guest at a hotel; using a credit card when purchasing something more expensive than a meal or tank of gas; and buying over-the-counter medications. In addition, I was required to show photo identification while visiting the Department of Justice here in Washington.
In the last few weeks, however, my experiences in this regard have been of another sort entirely. On November 17, very much to my surprise, I had a medical emergency. The excellent physicians who treated me prescribed a battery of tests and evaluations by a number of specialists, with whom I had a series of appointments and office visits.
Department of Justice Releases Investigative Findings on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Justice ^ | December 15, 2011 | Office of Public Affairs
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:11:23 PM by Beowulf9
WASHINGTON – Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings in the ongoing civil rights investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The Justice Department found reasonable cause to believe that MCSO, under the leadership of Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, has engaged in a pattern or practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law. The investigation, opened in June 2008, was conducted under the provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Title VI implementing regulations.
The department found reasonable cause to believe that a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct and/or violations of federal law occurred in several areas, including:
Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:26:23 PM by jazusamo
Group Tied to Voter Registration Fraud Lobbies DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Boost Welfare Voter Registration; Project Vote Official Promotes Hires for Department of Justice’s Voting Section
Washington, DC — December 14, 2011
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained records detailing communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote. ( Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 11-1497)). Judicial Watch is investigating the DOJ’s partnering with Project Vote on a national campaign to use the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA) to register more individuals on public assistance, widely considered a key voting demographic for the Obama 2012 campaign. President Obama previously worked for Project Vote.
According to the records, obtained pursuant to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on August 19, 2011, “civil rights groups” met with Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli on March 17, 2011 , to specifically discuss Section 7 of National Voting Rights Act, which requires states to offer voter registration services at all public assistance agencies. The groups included Project Vote, the American Association of People with Disabilities, Demos, the League of Women Voters, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Fair Elections Legal Network, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
On March 29, 2011, Rogers and the “undersigned voting rights groups” that met with Perrelli on March 17, 2011, sent detailed recommendations to the associate attorney general for strengthening “compliance with the NVRA. Forwarded to Perrelli by Rogers, the recommendations stated “we are grateful that you have invited us to continue this dialogue on the Department’s [DOJ’s] role in providing guidance to states, and we would be happy to supply any additional information you need.”
Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2011 | John Ransom
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:22:48 AM by Kaslin
As if Congress didn’t have enough evidence that the Department of Justice has completely lost its mind, the New York Times is reporting that the Drug Enforcement Agency has helped launder “millions of dollars in drug proceeds” on behalf of Mexican drug cartels, a figure much higher than previously estimated.
The Department of Justice has been under investigation by Congress for facilitating gun smuggling during Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious was a gun running scheme on the US-Mexican border that’s resulted in violence and death on both sides of the border including the deaths of federal agents in the line of duty. The operation used illegal weapons purchases with reluctant gun dealers who cooperated with the ATF on the so-called stings.
US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites. With just a few days to go until “Cyber Monday” more than 100 domain names have been taken over by the feds to protect the commercial interests of US companies. The seizures are disputable, as the SOPA bill which aims to specifically legitimize such actions is still pending in Congress.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have resumed “Operation In Our Sites”, the domain name seizing initiative designed to crack down on online piracy and counterfeiting.
Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 8:28:22 AM by Recovering_Democrat
–The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.
A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”
Justice accused of withholding records on Kagan’s role in healthcare defense
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:35:12 PM by kcvl
Smith pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to provide documents and witnesses about Kagan’s time as solicitor general and her role in preparing to defend President Obama’s healthcare reform law in court. Republicans have clamored for Kagan to recuse herself when the Supreme Court takes up a case challenging the law.
Racketeering charges for violating website’s terms of service
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Department of Justice is attempting to criminalize uploading videos that break You Tube’s terms of service, along with any other online action that is deemed to contravene a website’s usage policy, in a shocking expansion of cybersecurity laws deemed draconian by critics.
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“In a statement obtained by CNET that’s scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, the Justice Department argues that it must be able to prosecute violations of Web sites’ often-ignored, always-unintelligible “terms of service” policies,” writes Declan McCullagh.
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 12:52:48 AM by Hunton Peck
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a lawsuit involving Arizona’s immigration law, saying lower courts properly blocked tough provisions targeting illegal immigrants.
The state law is a challenge to federal policy and is designed to establish Arizona’s own immigration policy, the department’s solicitor general said in a filing with the justices. Arizona says the law is an effort to cooperate with the federal government.
Fox News ^ | November 9, 2011 | na
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:52:20 PM by upchuck
Citing concerns for their citizens, sixteen nations from Latin America and the Caribbean have asked to join in the U.S. Justice Department‘s lawsuit against South Carolina’s controversial law that aims to curb the number of undocumented immigrants in the state.
The law would require law officers who make a traffic stop to call federal immigration officials if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. Opponents say the measure would encourage racial profiling.
Occupy America–Obama immigration policy erodes U.S. national identity
The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2011 | Editorial
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:48:11 PM by jazusamo
This isn’t your father’s America. As promised, President Obama is “fundamentally transforming” the nation with a plan to flood the United States with individuals whose hearts belong to other lands. The message to illegal immigrants is if you can get in and keep out of further trouble, you’re welcome to stay. The Land of the Free has become the land of the home-free.
On Oct. 31, the Justice Department sued South Carolina in federal court to block the state’s strict new immigration law, set to take effect Jan. 1. The move mirrors earlier Justice actions to halt toughened rules in Arizona and Alabama. In all three jurisdictions, legislators were attempting to deploy state statutes to enforce federal immigration law that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has refused to uphold. In this manner, the Obama administration is placing greater importance on protecting the rights of illegals than those of American citizens wishing to maintain an orderly immigration process.
The new South Carolina statute would require that law enforcers alert federal immigration officials when a detainee is suspected of being in the country illegally. It would also mandate that businesses use the federal government’s E-Verify computer system to confirm legal status of new hires. The Justice Department argues such measures are unconstitutional and would divert resources from more critical security needs.
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 October, 2011 | David Codrea
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 7:36:00 AM by marktwain
“Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule,” The Daily Caller reports.
A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist.
By Ron Reale, staff writer
How is it that in the midst of all the uproar concerning Eric Holder’s Justice Departments murderous assault on the Second Amendment, “Operation Fast and Furious,” we have not heard the name HILLARY CLINTON?
Our Secretary of State was certainly used as an important cog in the wheel of destruction aimed at our Constitutional rights. When she stood in Mexico City with her Mexican counterpart and accused Americans of being behind all of the escalating gun violence, what did she really know?
Was she actually ignorant of the facts of the ongoing Obama/Holder attack on American citizens and their Second Amendment Rights? Was she used by Obama/Holder to make what everyone now knows were extraordinarily misleading statements to the Main Stream Media, the Mexican Government, and the American people?
Or was she an active, willing participant in this outrageous scheme, and the deaths or injuries of countless Mexican citizens and the death of American Border Agent Brian Terry?
I am grateful to Representative Issa for his search for the truth in this matter at the ATF and the Justice Department, but I feel he needs to widen his scope. What information was disseminated from the ATF and Justice Department to the State Department concerning weapons crossing the border?
I disagree with most of what Hillary Clinton represents, and I’m diametrically opposed to her political philosophy. That said, I do not think she is a stupid woman!
Therefore, I have to ask:……
An American President now can order the assassination of American citizens.
An American President can now suspend any American’s constitutional rights at will.
Think about that.
Why did we give Timothy McVeigh a trial?
Why don’t we just kill Case Anthony? We all know she’s guilty.
Why do we even bother having trials?
Over at Huffington Post there is division on this issue. They quote Jane Harman:
“It’s tricky that he was a U.S. citizen, but he clearly stated his intention to kill Americans and the Justice Department thoroughly vetted the legal issues and this strike was within the law,”
The Justice Department vetted this? Holder vetted this?
That borders on insanity. This is the same Holder “Justice Department” who put an end to the Black Panther intimidation case. The is the same Holder “Justice Department” which intentionally sent weapons into Mexico. This is the same Justice Department that sues states for attempting to protect their borders. This is the same “Justice Department” that wants a civil trial for Khalid Sheik Muhammamed.
HuffPo is allowing no comments that question Obama’s decision to assassinate an American citizen. I suspect that even they know how wrong this was.
What is the threshold for ordering the death of American citizens?
Joe Biden likened Tea Party members to terrorists.
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”
Golly, if they’re terrorists, then Obama can have them killed, right?
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net…
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.
This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched” operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources, has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded their country with illegal weapons.
Operation Fast and Furious began in October 2009. In it, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged gun stores to sell weapons to an arms smuggling gang, then watched as the guns crossed the border and were used in crimes. Each month, the agency allowed hundreds of guns to go South, despite opposition from some agents.
All told, the gang spent more than $1.25 million for the illegal guns.
Full story here.
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the USCCB, wonders if “late night comics who mock the church … have set the tone of the government’s current salvos against religious freedom”, and then warns:
In the effort to redefine marriage, we see the government threatening religious discrimination in the name of–you guessed it–preventing discrimination. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, declares that marriage is between one man and one woman. But the Department of Justice, which is charged with defending Acts of Congress like DOMA against constitutional challenge, declared in March that it would stop doing so. In July, Justice went further and started filing briefs that attack DOMA’s constitutionality. Most disturbing in this flip-flop is its rationale: DOMA’s definition of marriage must be abandoned and then attacked because it is motivated by bias and prejudice, comparable to racism. That is, the Justice Department simply writes off as bigots those with longstanding support for traditional marriage. And if the Justice Department gets its way in court, those considered bigots by the federal government will be marginalized with the full moral, economic and coercive power of the state.
For example, an employer who provides unique employment benefits to the actually married risks being disqualified from government funding – and most other government cooperation – and likely being sued for “discrimination.” A government clerk who expresses a conscientious objection to cooperating with same-sex civil union ceremonies risks a pink slip.
In short, this is what happens when the view that marriage is between a man and a woman becomes a violation of the U.S. Constitution. And this is what the Justice Department urges–apparently forgetting that imposing special disabilities on people and groups because of their religious beliefs offends the First Amendment at its core.
Read her entire post, “Looks Like Leno, Letterman Setting Tone at HHS, Justice Department” (Sept. 22, 2011). What was it that Benedict XVI said, quoting St. Augustine, in his first address on his visit to Germany?
“Without justice – what else is the State but a great band of robbers?”, as Saint Augustine once said (1). We Germans know from our own experience that these words are no empty spectre. We have seen how power became divorced from right, how power opposed right and crushed it, so that the State became an instrument for destroying right – a highly organized band of robbers, capable of threatening the whole world and driving it to the edge of the abyss.
It’s an very bad thing to have your money and property stolen. It’s even worse to have your rights stripped away in the name of “tolerance” and under the false pretense of “discrimination”. Alas, it seems that the cynical promises of hope and change are proving to be half right and completely wrong.
The revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice has been paying exorbitant prices for food and drink ($16 apiece for muffins and $8 a cup for coffee) at official functions sparked a heated exchange between Congressional critics and Administration officials.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) labeled the outlays “extravagant and wasteful. We’re in a recession. The budget is in a big hole. Families have to scrimp and save. What kind of a message does this sort of ‘lord of the manor’ attitude toward federal spending send?”
Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va), who chairs the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, also condemned the expenditures as inappropriate. “How can we tolerate splurging on snacks at a time when taxpayers are forced to tighten their belts?”
Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney called the criticisms “off-base” and “incredibly wrongheaded.” “Economists all agree that the remedy for recession is higher spending,” Carney maintained. “Quibbling over the prices paid is, at best, nonsensical nitpicking. As Keynes pointed out long ago, spending the money is what counts. Whether anything of value in the tradition sense is obtained in exchange is irrelevant.”
“The speed at which money can be pumped into the economy is crucial,” Carney continued. “From this perspective, paying $16 for a muffin is far more effective than laying out the more typical $2 that the average person might pay for such an item. That the government has the wherewithal and the sense to do this is something we should all be thankful for.”
The inspector general of the Department of Justice undermined and obstructed a congressional investigation by releasing secret tape recordings that corroborate allegations of misconduct in “Operation Fast and Furious,” according to a letter written by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley. The two lawmakers leading the probe into the Obama administration scandal claim Justice Inspector General Cynthia Schnedar compromised their investigators’ ability to get to the truth and potentially prosecute those responsible for selling thousands of weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. Schnedar failed
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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.
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
Man accused of attempting to bomb Christmas tree lighting ceremony was given fake bomb by FBIBig Sis Cites Staged Portland Terror Plot To Expand Domestic Spy Program 030211topPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, February 3, 2011Homeland Security is gearing up to accelerate the roll out of its domestic spying program by teaming up with the Department of Justice to expand the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting SAR Initiative, and in doing so cites the justification of the alleged plot to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, a case of entrapment where the would-be bomber was groomed, set-up and even provided with a fake bomb by the FBI.“To help federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies better share this information, the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting SAR Initiative NSI has taken the processes that law enforcement agencies have used for years, and established a unified, standards based approach for all levels of government to gather, document, process, analyze, and share information about behavior-based suspicious activities that potentially have a nexus to terrorism while rigorously protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of all Americans,” states the DHS press release…
Residents of Portland, Oregon, recently attended a forum on the question of whether the city should rejoin the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The city withdrew its task force membershipfive years ago after the Justice Department turned down a city request for oversight over the JTTF.
Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also.
According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas.
The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer working for the Reid campaign. If the allegations are proven true, it may confirm what some people suspected after Reid’s surprise, come-from-behind win he was consistently down in the polls before last Tuesday’s voting. Namely, that Reid did a lot more than just get all his supporters to the polls in a magical, last-effort push.
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An amazing revelation over at BigGovernment.com. They report Illinois has been “lying” about whether or not military ballots mailed on September 18 as required by Federal law. They lied to the DOJ. Obviously if they did lie, this is not a happy day for America’s servicemembers.But take special note of why the lie worked: because the Department of Justice deploys a Keystone Kops enforcement operation.
You can actually read the extent of the Justice Department’s inquiry to Illinois here. It isn’t much. After the Illinois board of elections tells the DOJ that the ballots mailed in time in all the counties, “Thanks very much for the update” represented the full measure of follow up or skepticism. It appears not a county was called. Instead, the DOJ did in 2010 what it did in 2008: it relied totally on the word of state election officials. It did nothing else to verify whether or not ballots really were mailed by the counties. We can now report they did not in at least THIRTY FIVE Illinois counties.
Shameful.How does the saying go: fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice….The fact that DOJ deployed the exact same investigative method that got them burned in 2008 merits immediate action against the person responsible. Instead, they will deny there is anything wrong with an investigative methodology that over and over results in military voters being disenfranchised. They will say, what else can we do?