Boehner’s Happy Campers

Today I was left another dropping. It came in the form of an e-mail from the GOP inviting me to send them some cash. “Send us some money or you’ll have to live under democrat rule.” Oh no. These guys can’t even jin up scary thoughts for their own supporters. I mean, really, what is scarier, democrats that we have had to deal with for the last five years or republicans that hate their base? And, Chris McNulty (twitter @GOP ), sending the e-mail with the subject line of “[No Subject] (2)” as if you had answered my last missive, was cute. A bit condescending, but cute. It just reminded me that you didn’t answer my last e-mail.

But I do know how to get you to listen, Mr. McNulty. It came to me while I was researching a eastern religion/cult. It is so simple in complexity it is staggering. And the perpetrators can be unemployed for years. There can be no stopping them. Their lives will have meaning again, just like the lives of the illegal aliens John Boehner wants to legalize, only different.

First, lets look at Boehner’s last election. His vote total was 142,731 in 2010. Generally speaking, in a primary election you have about 30% of that vote. 42,819.

Mr. Boehner has a challenger this cycle. His name is Eric Gurr. Mr. Gurr is severe conservative, like Mitt Romney, only different. He means it. I don’t know Mr. Gurr, except what I read, but Boehner isn’t listening, so he has to go.

Eric Gurr, CEO of a computer consulting firm says he will challenge Boehner, primarily because of two things: Boehner’s position on immigration reform and his support for U.S. military involvement in Syria. (Boehner says he supports incremental immigration reform, but Gurr won’t have any of that).

We now know Boehner supports more than “incremental reform”. He supports full-mental reform.

The primary election is May 6, 2014 in Ohio. And as you might expect, the eligibility laws are very stringent:

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, to announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of the voter’s identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on an Election Day include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the United States government; or
  • A military identification (“military ID”); or
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill; or
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement; or
  • An original or copy of a current government check; or
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.

 

According to the Domestic Mail Manual, the Post Office is required to deliver mail as marked on the envelope.

1.0 Recipient Options

1.1 Basic Recipient Concerns

1.1.1 Delivery to Addressee

Addressees may control delivery of their mail. Without a contrary order, the mail is delivered as addressed. Mail addressed to several persons may be delivered to any one of them.

 

If you tell them where you will receive it, they must get it to you, it might take a while, but by law, they must give it their best effort. And if you tell them where you are, they will have no excuse.

Which brings us to The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He sort of devised this plan in the ’80s. You see, a homeless person cannot be denied the right to vote. A campsite is a mailing address. And the Public Library will no doubt be delighted to mail you a library card. All you have to do is tell the letter carrier where to deliver it, or stop by the local post office and tell them you want “General Delivery”. Once you have the library card, you go register to vote. Just remember to register before April 6th, and that your campsite is in OH-08.

The Bhagwan came up with 7,000 registered voters. With only about 21,410 votes needed to get Mr. Boehner to listen and an already viable candidate, I’m sure just the sight of 10,000 campers will bring Mr. Boehner to tears.

Hell, the sight of a good steak would bring him to tears, but that is another problem.

Be a happy camper, dump Boehner.

The United States of Chicago

Dinesh D’Souza has run afoul of the Obama Administration:

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza was indicted Thursday on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws by using straw donors to funnel money to a U.S. Senate candidate.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the grand jury charges in a statement Thursday. D’Souza is expected to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

I’m sure this would have never happened if, after the 2008 election, the FEC got to the bottom of the foreign money being donated to the Obama Election Campaign:

By Obama’s own admission, more than half of his contributions have come from small donors giving $200 or less. But unlike John McCain’s campaign, Obama won’t release the names of these donors.

For example, Obama has numerous donors who have contributed well over the $4,600 federal election limit. Many of these donors have never been contacted by the Obama campaign to refund the excess amounts to them.And more than 37,000 Obama donations appear to be conversions of  foreign currency.

According to a Newsmax analysis of the Obama campaign data before the latest figures were released, potential foreign currency donations could range anywhere from $12.8 million to a stunning $63 million in all. With the addition of $150 million raised in September, this amount could be much more.

 

Does anyone recall how that was resolved? Oh. That’s right. That election is over, let’s move on.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell , who reportedly told federal authorities last year thanks but no thanks to a plea deal, pleaded not guilty Friday to federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting gifts, vacations and loans.

His wife, Maureen, entered the same plea.

The McDonnells were indicted earlier in the week on a 14-count indictment that included charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and providing false statements in connection with the McDonnells’ relationship to Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., chief executive of nutritional supplements maker Star Scientific Inc.

Their jury trial has been set for July 28.

The Washington Post reported people familiar with case said the former governor rejected a plea deal that would have avoided charges for his wife. The paper said McDonnell would have had to plead guilty to a felony charge that “had nothing to do with corruption in office.”

“Before Lois Lerner took us before the federal judge, her last offer was for me to promise to never run for office again. That was always part of their demands,” Salvi said. “Before that last offer, another FEC representative that reported to Lerner wanted $200,000 and a promise not to run.”

I am stunned at the ‘prosecutorial discretion’ as it applies to the different political parties.

Charlene Lamb, cited for failures in leadership from the Department of State’s own Accountability Review Board report, has been promoted to Regional Security Officer. We’ve heard rumor that she’s slated for international duty in Canada. She started the security officer training last week, much to the dismay of many within the State Department.

For those not keeping track, Charlene Lamb was in charge of the office that denied extra security personnel to the U.S. Ambassador in Libya before the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks.

In the early days of this administration we all laughed about The New Black Panthers being found guilty of intimidating Hillary voters and then Attorney General Holder asked the judge to drop the charges. Never before had a judge been asked to reverse a guilty verdict by the highest law enforcement official in the Federal Government. It was unprecedented.
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The First Amendment does not protect humanitarian groups or others who advise foreign terrorist organizations, even if the support is aimed at legal activities or peaceful settlement of disputes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
In a case that weighed free speech against national security, the court voted 6 to 3 to uphold a federal law banning “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations. That ban holds, the court said, even when the offerings are not money or weapons but things such as “expert advice or assistance” or “training” intended to instruct in international law or appeals to the United Nations.
The court’s majority said it was not abdicating its role in protecting constitutional freedoms but acknowledging that Congress and the executive branch are better situated than the judiciary to decide what kind of restrictions are needed to keep Americans safe in a post-Sept. 11 world of terrorist threats.

Search warrants, subpoenas and documents show that the FBI has been interested in links between the activists and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hezbollah.

 

In the early morning of Sept. 24, 2010, agents raided homes in Chicago and Minneapolis, issued subpoenas to 14 activists, and tried to question others around the country, including prominent antiwar organizers in North Carolina and California.

At 7 a.m., according to documents and interviews, about a dozen armed federal agents used a battering ram to force their way into Mick Kelly’s second-floor apartment, which sits over an all-night coffee shop in a working-class neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Kelly, 53, a cook in a University of Minnesota dormitory and a member of the Teamsters, said he was at work and his nightgown-clad wife, Linden Gawboy, was slow to answer the door.

In Chicago, the raid at the home of Weiner, 49, also targeted her husband, Joe Iosbaker, 52, a University of Illinois-Chicago office worker and a union steward for his SEIU local. The couple are among the grassroots activists close to the world once inhabited by Barack Obama who have been caught up in the investigation.

That was four years ago. Where are the court dates? I don’t even hear the cricket chirping.

Standards are good, double standards are not twice as good.

Gaza’s Ship of Fools

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When we last visited the saga of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the Gaza Flotilla, along with The Audacity of Hope, and the Rachel Corrie (obviously a flattop) and several others, it was the subject of a legal action that accused it’s owners and donors of material support for terrorism by violating the Neutrality Act of 1794.

Israel had imposed a blockade of Gaza and the flotilla attempted to run it.

Consequently, as these things usually do, a commission was empaneled to set blame. From the New York Times: 

Turkey is particularly upset by the conclusion that Israel’s naval blockade is in keeping with international law and that its forces have the right to stop Gaza-bound ships in international waters, which is what happened in the 2010 episode. That conclusion oversteps the mandate of the four-member panel appointed by the United Nations secretary general and is at odds with other United Nations decisions, Turkey argued.

From Wiki:

Nine activists were killed in the raid: Cengiz Akyüz (42), Ali Haydar Bengi (39), İbrahim Bilgen (61), Furkan Doğan (18), Cevdet Kılıçlar (38), Cengiz Songür (47), Çetin Topçuoğlu (54), Fahri Yaldız (43), and Necdet Yıldırım (32).[18][127][128] All of the dead were members of, or volunteers for the İHH.

That would be the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH).

Which brings us to Tuesday’s NY Times:

Turkish anti-terrorist police raided the offices of an aid agency on the border with Syria on Tuesday, in part of what local media said was an operation in six cities against individuals suspected of links to al Qaeda.

The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said police had raided its offices in the southern Turkish city of Kilis, which borders Syria, and detained one person

Then it gets worse:

Among those arrested was Ibrahim Sen, al-Qaida’s Middle East deputy, who was released from the U.S. prison camp in Cuba in 2006, Today’s Zaman reported Monday.

 

On February 1, 2013, two years and nine months after the motions to dismiss had been fully briefed, Judge Lamberth dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs have filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and expect to brief the case over the course of 2013, arguing inter alia that the three plaintiffs who were determined to be “Not Enemy Combatants” by their CRSTs have cases that may be distinguished from those of the plaintiffs whose claims were dismissed by the D.C. Circuit in Rasul v Rumsfeld.

The appeal to the D.C. Circuit has been fully briefed and the case is set for oral argument at 9:30am on Friday, February 21, 2014 before Judges Brown, Tatel, and Randolph.

 

I think that ship has sailed.

Update: Gateway Pundit has the Code Pink angle.

We know who wears the mom-jeans in that family

Frank Marshall Davis, who penned a thinly veiled memoir celebrating his and his wife’s sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl stated:

“The number of white babes interested in at least one meeting with a Negro male has been far more than I can handle.”

I wrote about him before and have seen the pr0n shots allegedly of Ann and I think it is safe to say there is a culture in The Movement. A kind of War on Women, if you will.

Activist Stokely Carmichael articulated the general vibe in an infamous, and candid, response. When asked the role of women in the Students for a Democratic Society, Carmichael replied, “The position of women in the movement is prone.“

Fifty years later, at the memorial service for the greatest Community Organizer in like EVAH we get treated to this:

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Look how stoic Mrs. Obama is. She is so sweet. They are just having a little fun.

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Uh oh. The Eye™. This is going to leave a mark.

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How charming, how chivalrous. He kisses her hand because he knows when she bashes him it’s going to be sore.

And look at Ambassador Susan Rice behind Mrs. Obama with the “Oh boy, are you in trouble” look.

What was he thinking? Who is that woman?

article-2522249-1A06797000000578-318_634x675Helle Thorning-Schmidt and her husband Larry Kinnock

Is that your Gheydar going off? Larry is the son of Neil Kinnock, who was plagarised by Joe Biden some time ago. Neil was also involved in the Oil for Food Scandal. But here’s where it gets good…

Their marriage became the subject of intense speculation in the Danish press, with one newspaper raising questions over Mr Kinnock’s sexuality. Confronted with the allegations, Miss Thorning-Schmidt was forced to publicly deny Mr Kinnock was gay. ‘I can only say it’s not true,’ she declared.

Ooooo. A duodenum spelunker?
So off the Obama’s go to their usual Hawaiian Holiday, scheduled for 17 days, only a day or so before it ends, Mrs. Obama cites her upcoming birthday as the reason she is staying for an extra two weeks or so. Leaving Barry and the girls to fend for themselves, with the help of Mrs. Robinson, of course. And the White House staff. She really wants to celebrate her birthday without her husband and daughters? Pulease.
The foreign press is having none of it:

The First Lady reportedly claimed following the photograph incident that she was humiliated in front of hundreds of millions of people in the world that watched the ceremony. The report alleges that she yelled at her husband because she is “tired of it” and it is difficult for her to absorb such a humiliation because of his actions.
Other reports claim that the couple has been sleeping in separate rooms in the White House since the incident and that Michelle turned to a divorce lawyer to handle the matter, in order to ensure that she will receive half of their shared property. An official in Washington even appraised that the couple will end their relationship and that it appears like a “sure bet.”

OMG! A divorce lawyer. Is that higher than a Constitutional Law Lecturer?

“I’VE had enough!” Furious first lady Michelle Obama hurled those fight­ing words at her husband after he publicly humiliated her by flirting with a leggy blonde foreign leader at South African icon Nelson Mandela’s memorial ser­vice, sources say.

OK. It’s the National Enquirer. To that I’ll just say: John Edward’s love child.
Maybe the Danish Prime Minister likes her men… Dainty.

The White House rarely comments on the first couple’s private life, and there was no official confirmation last week of where Michelle was staying in Hawaii, or when she intended to return.

Yet the security umbrella that surrounds the couple descended on the Winfrey estate where The Daily Caller, a Washington news website, claimed Michelle was staying with a small group of female friends including Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser, and Gayle King, a television presenter and close friend of Winfrey.

To quote Stokley Carmichael again:

“The position of women in the movement is prone.“

Well, Michelle isn’t going to take that lying down.

Not without The Oprah™ and Gayle King.

The Melting Pot calling the Kettle Black

Paula Deen is the newest casualty in the war by political correctness.
She tearfully apologized for uttering a word that is verboten: [expletive deleted].
I think we can all agree that this word is used in a attempt to
ridicule and demean a person. Rush called some leftist hack a slut for wanting government to pay for her contraceptives- to the tune of several thousand dollars per year. Why the shameless hussy couldn’t pay for her own and demanded to
leech off society became obscured by those outraged by the haters.

Yes, fellow haters, those of us that attempt to assert any
peer-pressure are just that- haters. Moronic imbeciles that wear their
pants around their knees are not to be judged. Women with multiple
baby-daddies are victims that need to be protected from scorn.
Potheads are now adjudged to be legally impaired. Fat asses that don’t
exercise now have a disease. Every idiotic thing under the sun has an
excuse.

A woman once told me “I think people who judge are haters.” So I had
to axe: “How did you come to this judgment?” I have a way with the
ladies.

TEA Party being called Tea Baggers is not hate, though. Attacking
Sarah Palin’s kid is somehow justified by self-important bottom
feeders, and republicans want dirty air and dirty water… blah, blah,
blah.

Exactly who appointed the thought police? Do I have to change my ways
and start calling every idiot I see a “democrat”? “Hah! Joe, look at
that guy try to eat that brick, what a democrat!” Those “jackass
videos”… sorry, they are now “democrat videos”. Gotta be PC.

In this great melting pot of a society, how can people assimilate if
not for ridicule? Take your average illegal alien, for instance. If we
all ridiculed the use of Espanol by the invaders, they would sooner
come to use our national language, English. Which by the way, was only
voted our national language by one vote over German.

This Jewish chef I know once axed me if I knew what a Irish seven
course meal was. “A boiled potatoe and a six-pack.” Har Har. It’s a
stereotype. It doesn’t affect me because I know it’s not true. Beer
comes before dinner. The point is you can’t be offended by something
that isn’t true.

So in this Great Melting Pot either grow a thicker skin, regardless of
your given color, or melt. I pretty much don’t care which.

Annex Mexico Act of 2013

Reductio ad absurdum
Today’s Immigration debate is not one with honesty. If it were it would include references to the 1986 amnesty that “would be the last amnesty”. That would be like the war to end all wars. How could President Obama, with a straight face, sign a bill giving quasi-citizenship to 20 or 30 million people while we are in the throes of this tremendous economic recovery? Didn’t he say he wouldn’t rest until every American that wanted a job had a job? How can legalizing 30 million people- effectively another 10% added to the population- bring economic prosperity?
As Mark Levin pointed out last night, would these new immigrants be required to renounce their citizenship to be granted this new status? How would this new status comport with The 14th Amendment?
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Why stop with just the wealthy illegals that can afford the trip north? What about the unemployed Mexican citizen or the feeble and the infirm? What should they suffer? Why not offer them quasi-citizenship as they stay home? Why not offer all Mexicans citizenship? Then we could adopt their immigration laws to keep those unwashed Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, and OMG! even those terrible, terrible people from Belize and Costa Rica! They must be kept out! The Costa Ricans and the Panamanians will just have to be the buffer to keep all of South America from trying to gain quasi-citizenship.
Just annex Mexico and adopt their immigration laws!

The point I am trying to make is “Why stop with granting
amnesty with just the people that come here?” Why not to all the
people that feel in their hearts they are Americans- just like
describing your ‘race’ on the census form- it’s how you identify
yourself. If we grant amnesty to the people who come here, why not the
people that stay home. It’ll be like defacto amnesty. Pretty soon we
can issue forth all the benefits of government to the people of
Mexico, thereby pushing their government into… ahem… “the
shadows”. We will own Mexico by proxy.

Careful what you justify

Dude, under the bus doesn't count. You get road rash. It's contagious like poison ivy, only different.

Dude, under the bus doesn’t count. You get road rash. It’s contagious like poison ivy, only different.

Photo: H/T Sodahead

I recall a debate with my ‘moderate’ brother involving the waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohamhed. When pressed on whether saving thousands of lives or the “harsh interrogation” of one murderer, he claimed the reason we don’t waterboard people has nothing to do with The Geneva Conventions but, rather, who we are as a people: “Americans just don’t treat people that way.”

At the time I thought that argument was silly, I still do. We all know what happens in the real world. When Judge Julius Hoffman bound and gagged the Chicago Seven, including Abbie Hoffman and Bobby Seale, to their chairs the world was outraged. That wouldn’t happen today. Today they would get a TAZER to the back of the neck. Courts of today have TAZERs built into the shackle-belts just for that contingency.

But War has nothing to do with courtroom antics and everything to do with how we survive as a nation. You cannot treat combat as law enforcement. Survival is the single most important responsibility of government’s agenda. Thus, intelligence becomes crucial. But we, as a free people, with Constitutional Rights are different than others- non-Americans- with no U.S. Constitutional Rights. When a government spies on its own people they are no longer free and that government becomes illegitimate.

I objected to the Patriot Act, not because I thought it was wrong, but rather, because in the wrong hands this sort of thing could happen.

That is why President Obama’s assertion that we must give up some of our Rights for our protection is so insidiously objectionable. Further, no American president can take Rights away, whether to look at my e-mail without a warrant or to grant citizenship to invaders that will dilute my vote at the ballot box. He certainly can dissolve government with an attempt, though.

So I ask your liberal readers, Teri, how would they react to a President Ryan giving the IRS marching orders to investigate unions and tree-hugging groups? Or eavesdropping on every reporter’s e-mail and phone calls? How about a reference to Chrissy Matthews as a co-conspirator in a Treason case filed by the next Attorney General, Sheriff Joe Arpiao?

Instead of  the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned us about, maybe we could have some “life panels”- where babies set for death by abortionists go before a panel headed by Governor Palin and, much like Governor Edwards, she could divine the baby’s wishes to live.

Much like the pension problem Illinois has, the nation cannot go forward with a government that is out of step and too big for the citizens to pay for. They may kick that can down the road awhile longer by borrowing money to pay for it, but that house of cards has numbered days. Throw in these egregious assaults on liberty and you have yourself a seasoned tinderbox.