A good story of heroism and sacrifice from Bearing Arms:
Navy SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day was the first man through the door into a room hiding four al Qaeda operatives. All four terrorists opened up on him the moment he stepped into view. He was hit 27 times, including 16 shots to the torso, shots to both arms, and shots both legs. A grenade went off, peppering his body with shrapnel. The only place he wasn’t hit was in the head.
Then he went to work.”
I guess they leave the doors unlocked.
The Secret Service, under intense scrutiny after a man jumped the White House fence and got through the front doors, on Saturday morning conducted a full sweep of the crime scene, in a search for evidence.
Law enforcement officials conducted a shoulder-to-shoulder sweep of the White House’s north lawn as well as the plaza in front of the iconic building and adjacent Lafayette Park, following the Friday night incident.
The Secret Service confirmed with Fox News that the sweep was in connection with the incident.
The Secret Service early Saturday identified the suspect as Omar J Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and said he was unarmed when apprehended.
Gonzalez was arrested and taken to George Washington Hospital for medical evaluation, said agency spokesman Brian Leary. He also said the Secret Service is reviewing agents’ response to the incident to ensure proper protocol was followed.
Well, what do you know? The White House is suddenly opposed to guys named Gonzalez climbing over borderline fences and illegally trespassing. Who knew?
A Japanese Bluegrass band. They do a pretty good job, too – if you like Bluegrass music. Funny – no fiddle.
Two million dollars is not enough. Twenty million would be better. Knowing the way the offices of the Obama government operate they would settle without going to court. They would pay two million easily to make this suit go away.
This is a nice gesture, an effort to make the facts come out, but it will not work. The State Department can easily come up with a million. So can the CIA.
The family of Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, has filed a $2 million claim against the CIA and the State Department.
Barbara Doherty, the CIA contractor and former SEAL’s mother, filed a claim last week with the two government agencies for $1 million each. The family does not believe there was adequate security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex when they were attacked Sept. 11, 2012.”
Read more at the Washington Times
The snake handler looks like Bman. You living a double life dude?
The video below is from the The Onion in 2009. It accurately predicted, not just the Jennifer Lopez video below the fold, but that its arrival is a harbinger of the cultural rot that will result in the collapse of civilization as we know it and the inevitable zombie apocalypse that will follow. Both are mildly NSFW.
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I…I…I don’t know what to say.
Besides the familiar Pabst Blue Ribbon label, Pabst Brewing Co. makes Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz. It also makes regional brews such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style.
It’s a sad day for America, but most importantly, it’s a sad day for me. I have 3 communist beers in my home as I type.
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Welcome once again to the most anticipated night of the week here on the Revo. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, you will come by just for the sake of curiosity if nothing else. Here we will be, leaving behind another week on the grind and typically we like to do it with a little class.
Movie night was always a really seriously classy event for me growing up. We put on dressy clothes. During the most unfortunate times of this experience my Stepbrother and I were forced to wear matching clothes a time or two. We wore Red, White and Blue to go watch America gets its ass kicked in Tora Tora Tora, something I will never get over. We wore English Leather and put Brylcreem in our hair. Before we went to the movie, we went to dinner someplace nice. Movie night was always a pretty big deal when I was a kid.
It was an enchanted time.
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This may have been posted before, but I didn’t see it. If you can watch this – the best of our future – without your heart melting, you don’t have a soul.
Without fail, when I resign myself to the American ideal being dead, some kid messes it up by renewing my hope.
Judicial Watch is on point. This is a great article;loaded with facts. The Gov’t proves JW’s initial article – after denials – by trying to silence the effort. We are living in a more closed society, every day.
I can’t help but wonder, where is Naomi Wolfe, these days?
Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).
It’s all fun-and-games till their ox is being gored. Hard not to hate…
In email exchanges obtained by The Daily Caller in two separate FOIA requests, a coordinated effort to slam Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle emerged. To be sure, Boyle is not a reporter who is beloved by other reporters and he’s been critiqued on any number of matters that include his youthful chipmunk cheeks, his previously questionable Twitter avatar and his TV skills. But his beat was DOJ and Eric Holder and shouldn’t a reporter be commended for going after an enterprising story or two on his beat?
Even Slate‘s Dave Weigel agreed with that sentiment. “I see Media Matters giving Holder a huzzah for calling the Caller out,” he wrote in November 2011. “But calling it out for what? Are news organizations not allowed to enterprise stories by asking people whether they think someone should resign? News organizations do this all the time. The Caller’s ‘sin’ seems to be doing it with no back-up from the rest of the press.”
This is from Bearing Arms:
That is what Elliot Fineman, CEO of the National Gun Victims Action Council says about the Precision Guided Firearms made by TrackingPoint, a gun maker located in Austin, Texas.
The NGVAC wants to ban the rifles, which they say have “no legitimate civilian use.”
“There are three groups who will buy these rifles — insurrectionists, terrorists and hate groups,” Fineman said in a recent statement. “Given the sniper rifle’s deadly accuracy, no one is safe — this cannot be allowed.”
The group’s biggest objection is to the technology behind the heart of TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearm system, its “network tracking scope,” a computer which calculates 20 ballistic variables 54 times per second.
All the shooter does to fire the $27,500 weapon is align the reticle onto the target, press the “tag” button, pull the trigger and hold it to the rear.”
They are too accurate… or something. Regardless this Fineman would-be tyrant believes they should be, and can be, made illegal.
Here is a response from Tracking Point.
Firebombs you say?
You haven’t really heard much about the 28-year-old man who allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails though the window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-MO) office on September 11th. Both devices were constructed improperly and failed to ignite after they were thrown, but this intimidating episode did briefly make national headlines.
Even before the suspect was publicly identified, the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement condemning the action but dismissing it as isolated and inconsequential.
“Today, our thoughts should not dwell on a small incident that hurt no one and caused very minor property damage,” Cleaver’s statement read.
Isolated and inconsequential? Small incident? WTF? Where is the Anti-Defamation League? Where is the Southern Poverty Law Center? Were in the hell is Jesse Jackson? Why aren’t people marching in the streets? These Tea Party fanatics are out of control.
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You hate her. Obama hates her. You and Obama have that in common.
The Free Beacon has been present at many points in Wasserman Schultz’s embarrassing political demise.
Among the more significant revelations in the Politico story is that Obama first grew disgusted with Wasserman Schultz’s behavior in 2011, when she tried to hire a major campaign donor’s daughter for a key DNC post—a decision that proved politically costly when it was revealed by the Washington Free Beacon that the staffer in question had posted inappropriate photographs on her Facebook page.
“According to multiple people familiar with the president, Obama’s opinion of Wasserman Schultz was sealed back in 2011,” Politico reported. “Shortly after becoming chairwoman, she pushed hard for a meeting with the president that she kicked off by complaining that she had been blocked from hiring the daughter of a donor—who’d been on staff in her congressional office—as a junior staffer to be the DNC’s Jewish community liaison.”
Obama is said to have “summed up his reaction to staff afterward: ‘Really?’” according to the report.
Scotland voted 55-45 against becoming the cold, wet, windy Venezuela of the North Sea.
Scotland voters decided to remain part of the United Kingdom on Friday, rejecting independence in a historic referendum.
The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.
“Like millions of other people, I am delighted,” Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. “It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.”
Cameron promised new powers for Scotland in the wake of the vote, but also warned that millions of voices in England must also be heard, calling for a “balanced settlement” that would deliver more power to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Queen Elizabeth II was expected to give a statement Friday afternoon, Sky News reported.
Yes supporters vowed to continue to hate England, continue to hate America and continue to hate anyone who isn’t a drunk, socialist underdog crying over the lost cause.
This is from the Wall Street Journal via Market Watch:
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said.
The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
Mr. Obama met with his top military advisers in Tampa Wednesday to get an update on the campaign against Islamic State. Officials said no decisions were made at the briefing, and Mr. Obama didn’t give the green light yet for an attack on Syria.”
This all sounds familiar to someone who lived through the Viet Nam war. President Johnson insisted on having personal control over all strikes against North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong. Johnson had no more idea of what he was doing than Obama does. In spite of that he and Obama both thought they knew better than their military leaders.
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Bob Corker (R-TN) is skeptical about the White House’s plan to combat the Islamic State and told John Kerry as much. This exchange resulted in Boxer “shaking and trembling” in response.
Corker is doing exactly what the Founders expected him to do in this situation. He is forcefully debating with the administration on foreign entanglements.
Boxer knows this and she did the same damned thing when Bush was in office. It takes a special kind of Machiavellian cynicism for Boxer to suddenly pretend that she has some kind of an ethical opposition to questioning a president’s war planning.
In fairness, if the president was a Republican, Corker would likely be ready to rubber stamp his war plans whether they were well thought out or hare-brained.
The political hackery in the imperial capital city is just pathetic. Even war-fighting decisions have almost nothing to do with war-fighting and everything to do with political posturing and political gaming. It is sickening.
Former SecDef Robert Gates does not believe that bombing alone will defeat the Islamic State.
While the president has contended that there will be no boots on the ground to fight ISIL, some defense experts and lawmakers have said that troops will be necessary in Syria to coordinate the airstrikes Obama pledged in a speech last week. On Wednesday, Gates said the president was boxing himself in with his rhetoric.
“[T]here will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy,” he said. “And I think that by continuing to repeat that — the president, in effect, traps himself.”
Gates served as Defense secretary under both Obama and former President George W. Bush, before leaving his post at the Pentagon in 2011. In a memoir released earlier this year, the former top DoD official was outwardly critical of the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy, saying the president didn’t listen enough to top military advisers and opposed the 2007 troop surge in Iraq for political reasons.
In Wednesday’s interview, Gates also took issue with White House rhetoric on ISIL. He said that Obama’s contention that the U.S. aims to “degrade and destroy” ISIL, a term the president has used repeatedly, was unreasonable. “I think to promise that we’re going to destroy ISIS or ISIL — sets a goal that may be unattainable as opposed to devastating it,” he said, adding that while the U.S. has not destroyed Al Qaeda in the 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, it was made major inroads.
I don’t know what can be done about ISIL, but spending billions of dollars to erode them around the edges isn’t going to do anything expect waste billions of dollars to do nothing more than erode them around the edges. Like Obama, I don’t have an answer. Unlike Obama, it isn’t my job to have an answer.
Occupy leftovers are now suing each other.
Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.
The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.
Somebody needs to remind them that “consensus is both a process and a way of making decisions”. Down twinkles on the lawsuit… big down twinkles.
Students are filling garbage pails with Michelle Obama’s Menu ‘O Crap. Local hogs, however, chow down.
Experts at the National School Lunch Association estimate 1 million fewer students eat lunch at school than when the regulations went into effect in 2012.
A National School Nutrition Association survey also found food waste is up in 81.2 percent of schools nationwide, and a study by Cornell and Bringham Young universities estimates the waste at $4 million per day. Students in Los Angeles schools alone are throwing away $100,000 in food per day, ABC reports.
“I have to think that across the country, it has to be a staggering amount of food going to waste and I think there are people out there who could really use that food,” said Gene Kirchner, superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools near Cincinnati, another district that dropped out of the National School Lunch Program.
In one Vermont school district, officials devised a plan to “repurpose” their lunch waste as feed for about 3,000 hogs at a local pig farm. In Medina, Ohio, volunteer parent Marcie Henning is taking advantage of the massive waste in her district to feed the homeless and less fortunate.
They are asking to return them to the federal government.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified school police officials decided they would reject the military weaponry that they acquired through the federal government’s 1033 Program, which Congress passed in the early 1990s so that law-enforcement agencies could procure excess Defense Department supplies.
Los Angeles Unified had obtained three grenade launchers, 61 rifles, and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle, but will return the grenade launchers.
Education and civil rights groups are pressuring the U.S. Department of Defense to cease supplying the weapons to schools.