Friday, August 1, 2014
“Share your story with the White House,” the email invites, “and if you want to write the President a note, you can do that right here.” Well, why not? This is still America, as much as Obama's trying to fundamentally transform the place, and as long as you steer clear of anything the Secret Service might not find humor or understanding in, you’re still free to tell the guy what you think of him, or to ask him a question, or to urge him to... well, use your best judgment there.
To followers of politics, the settlement is still further evidence of what is by now obvious - that Burke and others in the Phoenix office were sacrificed by their superiors in Washington, D.C., as scapegoats in a politically charged murder case, the first great Obama administration scandal.
More "Three Percenters" on the border. "Dangerous foolish children playing dangerous foolish games."
The LA Times now reports breathlessly in a belated and under-researched article: Militias patrolling Texas border draw scrutiny, concern.
The article refers to this: Photos Emerge Of 10 "Active Militia Teams" Securing The US-Mexico Border.
A few days ago I forwarded the above Zero Hedge article with photos to my friend Bob Wright. Bob, you may recall, is a guy who has been a leader in the constitutional militia movement for 20 years and and was operations officer for the Minutemen in 2005-2006. A resident of Lea County NM, Bob is intimately aware of the situation on the border. Bob reacted:
"Just the fact that these pictures were made and posted clearly displays the childish nature of those in the photos. They are dangerous assholes who will do nothing to secure the border and everything to help the invaders' cause while damaging our own. They are not Three Percenters in any way. They are dangerous foolish children playing dangerous foolish games."
This was one of the photos he was talking about:
If anonymity is required, then a balaclava is sufficient to the need, I would think. Painting oneself up as the boogeyman is certainly foolish and childish. It is also stupid from a purely optical point of view. It is eerily reminiscent of this image:
Helping the enemy make his propaganda points is the personification of "dangerous foolish children playing dangerous foolish games." On Tuesday I received this email from Maxwell Barna of VICE News, which read in part:
We've picked up on a story on a heightened presence at U.S.-Mexico borders between Texas and California, and we've heard that The Three Percenters are one of the militia groups associated with the current drive. I was hoping you might be able to give me a call to answer a few questions about the three percenters, the ideology behind it, your views on immigration reforms, and what you plan to do at the borders.I'm not mounting a bull shit smear campaign against you and your organization -- I'm just trying to play a straight hand and tell this story for what it is. Any help you could give me would greatly be appreciated. As I am on a strict deadline for this story, a call at your earliest convenience would be greatly appreciated.
I responded to his email as follows:
The Three Percent movement is just that. It is a movement, an idea, it is not an organization or a militia, although there are obviously militia groups that embrace the philosophy. See "A Brief Three Percent Catechism -- A discipline not for the faint-hearted."
Responding to his line asking "what you plan to do at the borders," I wrote:
What I plan to do at the border is, at present, nothing. Indeed, the folks who are playing silly but dangerous games on the border represent a tiny fraction of the movement. See "Proposed cluster coitus on the border" and this from 7 July, "So-called 'Three Percenters' on the Border. 'This video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account.'"
There are many folks who embrace the name of Three Percenters. Fewer of that number seem to have internalized what actually being a "three percenter" means. As I said, it is not an organization, it is a movement, so I cannot expel such folks, nor drum them out, nor court martial them from an organization that does not exist. I can counsel them on their philosophic error but have no way of making them listen. It seems that I have been successful at weaponizing an idea, but I have discovered that it is almost impossible to keep some folks from misunderstanding it.
So, what you're saying is that the Three Percenter militia groups on the border are not at all affiliated with you, personally. And that this is a movement -- perhaps an ideology -- and not a single organization?
To which I replied, "Yes." He then asked:
Also, how then, do YOU feel, about the heightened presence of militias and other volunteers at the border? I understand that you feel that many of them misunderstand the message you've been trying to send, but could you perhaps highlight to me some of the ways in which your philosophy and rhetoric has been misinterpreted?
Obviously you haven't had time to read the linked posts, so let me excerpt this from my first reaction:"Is the proposed COA (course of action) consistent with the principles and mission statement of the organization or movement mission statement and principles? What is accomplished by a picket line of armed volunteers threatening to shoot unarmed, half-starved and thirsty children? I agree that the invasion is devilish in its conception, carried out by collectivists who could give a shit less about how many kids die along the way, but will the proposed COA do ANYTHING about it other than to help make the other side's propaganda points?. . . As for my advice to Three Percenters, based on what I know now, stay as far away from this incipient exercise in cluster coitus as you can."
Mr. Barna has not, to my knowledge, done anything with that interview nor with another that he had with Bob Wright.
If I may repeat my position. I do not view the "operations" along the border to date as anything but ill-thought, ill-considered, ill-planned and self-defeating. There was an interesting meeting held in Texas recently between a retired general officer of the US Army, a former commander of the Texas National Guard, and members of responsible Texas militia units, including Three Percenters and Oath Keepers. This meeting showed some promise of working out an operations plan that made sense to deal with the border crisis that proposed to integrate the armed citizenry with established Texas state defense forces. To date I have heard of no significant follow-up. When someone comes up with a sensible plan and COA I will support it. In the meantime, the threats of state and federal tyranny in Nevada, Colorado, New York and especially Connecticut are absorbing my entire attention. It is in one of those arenas that the immediate future will be determined, for good or ill.
And if I cannot convince you that the border situation is not the immediate threat that you have to worry about -- if you think I am, as some have called me, a "traitor" because I refuse to endorse a precipitate rush to the border -- then, okay, fine. But please, do us all a favor and lose the boogeyman face paint. Because Bob is correct, you do look like "dangerous foolish children playing dangerous foolish games."
Another headache for Eric Holder. If there's no tapes, what is the FBI so afraid of in the Trentadue case that they're threatening witnesses?
Attorney Jesse Trentadue said the Salt Lake City-based FBI agent had contacted John Matthews, who he described as a former undercover operative for the government, and suggested that it would be “best for everyone if [Matthews] didn’t show up to testify.”The agent also suggested that Matthews take a vacation and said that if he did testify, “he should have a case of the ‘I-don’t-remembers,’ ” Trentadue told U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups.
See also: Waddoups ordered the federal attorneys to look into it. On Thursday, Department of Justice attorney Kathryn Wyer said the FBI in Utah told her that Matthews reached out to the agency to ask how he could get out of testifying. Wyer called Trentadue's version of events "another wild theory" that is inaccurate. But Waddoups said the allegation merits more attention, and he set a court date of Aug. 25 for the agent to testify. "We can't just leave this where it is," Waddoups said. "It's too serious of an allegation. We need to get to the bottom of this."
Although this is certainly an unpleasant development for Eric Holder, her description is a little more tempered and fact-based than the earlier Judicial Watch triumphalism.
Sheetheads say: “If we can’t turn ‘em back, I think if we pop a couple of ‘em off and leave the corpses laying on the border, maybe they’ll see that we’re serious about stopping immigration.”
Two sheetheads practice their own peculiar form of public relations in service to the collective: "KKK Proposes ‘Shoot to Kill’ to Deal with Undocumented Children." (I wonder which one is the FBI plant? Both? For it is certain that the FBI runs most of these groups as wholly-owned subsidiaries.)
Not particularly bright specimens, even for the green-teethed breed. Why am I reminded of this?
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress Under Obama Executive Privilege Claim
“Once again, Judicial Watch has beat Congress to the punch in getting key information about another Obama scandal – this time, the Fast and Furious outrage,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “A federal court has ordered the Obama administration to produce information that could, for the first time, provide specific details who in the administration is responsible for Fast and Furious lies to Congress and the American people. This is a battle that put Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, saw Nixonian assertions of executive privilege by Barack Obama, and a hapless Congress in face of all this lawlessness. Finally, we may get some accountability for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the countless others murdered as a result of the insanely reckless Obama administration program.”
The Imperial Governor Cuomo screws himself. (And Obama and the Clintons are just tickled pink he has.)
Normally you would think that Holder would make sure this went nowhere, but Cuomo is no Obama pal and he has made no secret of the fact that he is definitely just waiting for Hillary to stumble so he can run for Prez in 2016, therefore making an enemy of the Clintons as well. What this is is a collectivist intra-gang shiv fight and Cuomo just provided the knife. Couldn't happen to a more deserving anal sphincter. One way or the other, this will also have an impact on the enforcement of the SAFE Act.
Trouble for Malloy in CT? Don't bet on it, but his real trouble will be coming in late October and I intend to deliver it.
Dannel Malloy Holiday Camp for Recalcitrant Connecticut Firearm Owners, opening soon (right after he gets re-elected).
Accurate or not, this poll which appeared two days ago was enough to scare Malloy into running onto the set of Morning Joe on MSNBC yesterday for a quick and free campaign commercial from Mika B.
What I hear is that Malloy has issued whispered, oh-so-quiet orders not have any enforcement of the Intolerable Act until after his re-election. After that, however, he will turn KGB Lawlor loose to wreak havoc. Voters in CT should be reminded forcefully that a vote for Malloy is a vote for the arrest and possible death of their friends and neighbors. Lord willing, I intend to go to CT just before the election in the last week of October to make that point. I will be in CO the week before that to do the same thing to Hickenlooper. I was asked while I was out in Colorado why I couldn't reverse the order and do that state after Connecticut. I replied, "because I'm pretty sure I'll survive Colorado but I don't expect to get out of Connecticut unscathed." Lawlor is said to have expressed a heart-felt wish for my demise. I'm going to give him and his bully boys in the Connecticut State Police the chance. The only question is, will Malloy like that image fresh in the voters' minds going into the voting booths? Keep me in your prayers.
Invasion of the Life Snatchers. Murder-bent firearms continue to smuggle themselves into Chicago, take over the minds of innocent youngsters and cause them to kill.
Once again we are treated to the meme "It's all the fault of the guns." "Gun violence rages in Chicago even as thousands of illegal guns are confiscated."This amazing story also includes this particular bit of brilliance:
“Nobody wants to face up to the fact that drugs and guns were deliberately dumped into the African-American community,” charges Stark, speaking on community cable station Can TV. “We don’t grow drugs in rooftop gardens in Chicago. We don’t manufacture guns in the basement. Somebody’s putting them there.”
Ah, of course, it's all the racist crackers' fault. The Klan, no doubt, has seen the inefficiency of their previous ways and -- in a vast mind control experiment reminiscent of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers -- now manipulate po' black folks to do their dirty work for them. Thus, this moron would have us believe, proving what simple-minded people of color the manipulated are -- just like the Klan has always said. Not only are black folks doing the killing at the white man's hidden direction, but they are also buying into Whitey's theories of racial superiority in the process. One wonders what the Deacons for Defense and Justice -- those who still live and those who have crossed over -- would make of this BS.
Herschel Smith explains The High Magazine Round
The adult son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April acknowledged Monday that he faces arrest in a separate criminal case stemming from his felony conviction on burglary and weapon charges. Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he knows he’s named in a contempt-of-court warrant issued July 8 in Las Vegas for failing to appear before a Clark County District Court judge who oversees a drug diversion program.
Why the “gun control” groups keep quiet about illegal immigration is understandable. Those in it for the long haul, who hope and believe Americans can be disarmed within a generation, recognize that this can give them an unbeatable political majority within a decade or two, to remake the legislatures and courts and reverse all the legislative and judicial victories gained to date. That explains motives of the gun-grabbers. But what about gun rights organizations? Why has only one national group sounded the alarm? With Gun Owners of America having properly identified the political threat, and having then encountered no small amount of desperate Bloomberg flak because of it, it’s fair to ask why the big dog has stayed out of the fight. Falling back on the “single issue” mantra is hardly credible in light of concerns restated here, especially when precedent was set when the National Rifle Association (quite properly) fought so-called “campaign finance reform” as a significant tangential threat to effective Second Amendment representation. If NRA is not even going to acknowledge the illegal immigration issue, let alone take a lead on it, politically active members deserve more than being waved off and ignored.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
"Well, gentlemen, since we all are of one sentiment on this, I suggest we begin with, 'Dear Mr. Obama, although we understand that your knowledge of history is quite fragmentary and therefore skewed, we must ask, are you out of your frigging mind?!?'"