Waco: 21 Years Ago Today, The U. S. Government Incinerated Americans on American Soil

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Like so many things handled by Bill Clinton’s Attorney General (can you say “Elian Gonzalez?), the 51-day siege in Waco, Texas did not end well. After over 80 Americans, including 17 children, died in this botched operation launched allegedly to protect children and to enforce federal gun laws. Isn’t it interesting how democrat attorneys general end up killing Americans when they indulge their hatred of the 2nd Amendment? Waco4

You can watch the documentary “Waco: Rules of Engagement” for free here. Here’s what film critic the late Roger Ebert, a well-known liberal and also no fan of the 2nd Amendment said about this excellent film:

What comes through strongly is the sense that the attackers were “boys with toys.” The film says many of the troops were thrilled to get their hands on real tanks. Some of the law-enforcement types were itching to “stop standing around.” One SWAT team member boasts he is “honed to kill.” Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walking” was blasted over loudspeakers to deprive those inside of sleep (the memory of that harebrained operation must still fill the agents with shame).

When the time came, on April 19, 1993, the agents were apparently ready to rock ‘n’ roll. Heat-sensitive films taken by the FBI and interpreted by experts seem to show FBI agents firing into the compound, firing on an escape route after the fires were started, and deliberately operating on the side of the compound hidden from the view of the press. No evidence is presented that those inside started fires or shot themselves. Although many dead Davidians were indeed found with gunshot wounds, all of the bullets and other evidence has been impounded by the FBI.

Whatever happened at Waco, these facts remain: It is not against the law to hold irregular religious beliefs. It is not illegal to hold and trade firearms. It is legal to defend your own home against armed assault, if that assault is illegal. It is impossible to see this film without reflecting that the federal government, from the top down, treated the Branch Davidians as if those rights did not apply.

Of course, Ms. Reno and the Clinton administration hired RINO former senator John Danforth of Missouri to write a report that exonerated her and the feds. They spent $17 million on that white wash

I guess these folks in Waco were just “domestic terrorists,” right, Sen. Reid?

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Dan Pfeiffer, yesterday's White House mouthpiece, is the Lumpy Rutherford of the Regime.

Dan Pfeiffer, yesterday’s White House mouthpiece, is the Lumpy Rutherford of the Regime.

VIDEO: Why Authorities Think Missing Malaysian Plane Is Not A Re-Enactment of the Plot of “Lost,” But Quite Possibly Hijacked ( We posted this one last Friday by 9:30 am Central. Visit this site regularly so you can ahead of the curve.)

FCC targets black conservative in TV station fight – Washington Times

 

Mr. Pfeiffer is also a lot like this guy. My theory: he talks really really fast because he's afraid that, owing to his limited brain power, he will forget the talking points that he memorized

Mr. Pfeiffer is also a lot like this guy. My theory: he talks really really fast because he’s afraid that, owing to his limited brain power, he will forget the talking points that he memorized

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The United States of Chicago

Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property | Fox News

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

FL 13 demonstrates that Obamacare is election poison for democrats. Republican David Jolly wins despite facts that (1) Dems handpicked opponent Alex Sink because (2) she had won the district during the recent governor’s race that she came close to winning (3) she had greater name recognition and (4) never having been in Congress, she never voted for Obamacare. Confident of victory, they poured millions into the race. Result? Dems lose. Why? His last campaign ad says it all: “She’s for Obamacare. I’m against it.”

Never Go Against the Family

National GOP turns on Florida candidate – Alex Isenstadt – POLITICO.com (One factor I should also mention. the establishment GOP tried to throw Jolly under the bus the Friday before the election.)

Transcript: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers – The Washington Post (Dem senator concerned about “separation of powers?” Is she a little troubled about what Obama has been doing for 5+ years, unilaterally deciding which laws to enforce, which parts of his “signature achievement” to throw out, etc.?)

Kristin Cavallari Jay Cutler not vaccinating kids – chicagotribune.com (Do they really expect us to believe that an actress can read?)

CDC Study Debunks link between Vaccines and Autism | Passport Health Blog

Autism Rates Much Higher in Children with Older Moms | LiveScience

Pregnant women who gain a lot of weight may be more likely to have autistic child | Mail Online

The Decade of ‘Junk Science’ | Cato Institute ( “phantom risk litigation feeds on political manipulation, baseless media scare stories, unthinking public outrage, and plaintiffs’ attorneys’ financial incentives to bring speculative but potentially highly remunerative cases.” Yep.Read the whole thing to understand what’s behind this anti-vaccination foolishness. )

2nd Amendment Update

California gun store owner refuses to hand over customer list – Washington Times (more of Obama’s alphabet soup of tyranny. This time the ATF harass small businessman)

Administration adds major exemption for ObamaCare individual mandate | Fox News (Regime admits that Obama’s “signature achievement” is in itself a “hardship,” and effectively cancels the individual mandate. Why is White House answer to Lumpy Rutherford, Dan “The Law is Irrelevant” Pfeiffer claiming that the individual mandate will never be canceled?)

Anita Hill Is Celebrated in the Documentary ‘Anita’ – NYTimes.com (Seriously? Is this part of dem 2014 strategy to exploit the “women as victims” baloney that they have used very successfully in the past? Or is it just more liberal revisionist history for no reason other than their usual aversion to the truth?)

PBS – harvest of fear (Isn’t a tad insensitive for those living in the West, well-fed and content, to try to deprive people in Africa from having enough to eat by taking advantage of GMO technology? Yes, it is, and that’s being kind. There is no scientific evidence that GMO’s pose any health hazard.)

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More Gun Violence in Chicago’s Back (of the) Yards (and of course it’s the “Guns,” Right?)

Well it didn’t take long…

A warm night, “Midnight Basketball” and a large congregation of “probable” gang members enjoying a night of “B-Ball” in front of their audience of Parents, Girlfriends, and Kids.   A rival gang member with a gun, probably obtained through one of our Government’s ATF gang assistance programs like Fast and Furious. Note to Superintendent Garry McCarthy: We are still awaiting the name for the ATF gunrunning scandal involving illegal firearms entering Illinois via Evansville, Indiana. Police Superintendent McCarthy never mentions this minor detail, as he rails against the 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding Illinois gun owners. Maybe it has something to do with his handlers?
Gun violence on Chicago’s South Side is nothing new. “Black on black” gang shootings are so commonplace that they are often reported as just a footnote, if reported at all.  But shootings involving a child victim are the exception. These horrible events have Chicago’s politically charged news pundits all frothing at the mouth, or even, dare I say it, “gleeful” at times.  Chicago politicos get excited about the opportunity to get their mugs on TV, but after they’ve exploited the latest tragedy for their own cynical political reasons, they quickly lose sight of the perpetrator and focus instead on the weapon.  Has anyone read the FBI’s Annual Uniform Crime Report?   It clearly states that more people are killed with hammers than assault style weapons (something that cannot yet be proven without the actual gun).  So when Superintendent McCarthy took the opportunity to predictably jump to the conclusion that the cause of this latest shooting is “guns,” he revealed his rabid anti-Second Amendment beliefs, and insulted the intelligence of those of us who know that this neighborhood is a case study in the family breakdown that results in violent crime.
What frosts ol’ Brutus the most is the lack of interest in a Government gunrunning scandal designed to abolish the Second Amendment!!!  That and a willing accomplice on Chicago PD who will not examine all the facts and evidence before opening his pie hole!

To Arms!

We all knew it would come to this.

In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises.

I don’t even own a weapon but this is a grave concern. We have an administration that ‘walked’ guns to the Mexican drug cartels, armed the Libyan and Tunisian rebels and now, it seems tried to walk guns to the Syrians rebels. What is it about the Muslim Brotherhood and the Mexican drug lords that this administration would rather see them armed than its own loyal citizens?

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

We have been down this road before. This cannot end well.

Time to beat the plowshares into….

New improved plowshare

Molon Labe. Or in true American parlance “Come and take it”.

Thanks, efa!

The Lawless Obama Administration

The following comes from CNN’s website on April 16 2009: “Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has ‘not backed off at all’ on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush.

From the moment the prohibition on the sale of assault weapons was lifted a few years ago, we have seen an increase in the power of organized crime in Mexico,’ Calderon said. He said that more than 16,000 assault weapons have been seized in the crackdown on drug traffickers, with almost 9 in 10 coming from the United States.”
Fox News exposed the lie in that easily shown to be false prevarication, and so the Obama Administration set out to make it the lie a reality. Hence the genesis of “Fast and Furious.”

Which forces us to address the lawless Obama administration

A lawless administration is a depressing institution because it is an institution completely without respect for the purpose of law in a constitutional republic. Even as we are SATURATED with ordinances, commands compulsions and regulations, the administration conducts itself in a matter that reeks of contempt for the meaning of law. .
Law exists apart from what a group of people at any given time want you to do. That is why the aged nature of the United States Constitution is a strength. The farther away we travel from 1789, the less that the foibles and frailties of the Framers affect us. The transitory human things fall away leaving only the essence of law.
If our Bill of Rights were drafted today it would look very different than it did back then. Not only would there be no Second Amendment, but most of the others would read dramatically different. There would be few severe restrictions on government power. Nor would there be unlimited Freedom of Speech. The entire thing would run a few thousand pages and would be filled with all sorts of lawerly escape clauses, which when added together would render the whole thing meaningless.

This administration personifies the essence of lawlessness, which is to say that there is a whole buncha statutes they invoke, but all that is merely mechanics for those in power to enforce their will on others. If you want to force people to do something, all you need to do is lay out your reasoning create a spurious justification and voila, you can impose your will on the nation and extort unconstitutional gun legislation from the cowed and intimidated capons in Congress.

It’s law in the same sense that a mugger putting a gun to your head is law. He has a gun and he makes the laws. The laws don’t apply to him. They don’t apply in any larger universal fashion. The mugger can choose to suspend any laws at his whim, because he has a gun.

The United States has drifted into lawlessness, into laws that are the guns of government. Want to force everyone to buy health insurance? Pass a law. Ignore any questions of constitutionality because legality doesn’t matter. If people come out to protest, send out your SEIU thugs to beat them. If you lose your Senate majority, use Reconciliation to pass it. If the Supreme Court threatens to investigate the constitutionality of the law, threaten the Court.

The only thing separating tactics like these from the mugger on the corner is public interest. Which is to say that the government is playing Robin Hood. It isn’t mugging you because it likes the smell of money, but because it wants to help those less fortunate. Robin Hood was rebelling against the illegal authority of the Sheriff of Nottingham. And our government is rebelling against the legitimate authority of .the written Constitution..
The government becomes the outlaw, doing what it likes because it must resist all the “powerful special interests”, in this case the pro gun lobby like the NRA.. The Revolution becomes permanent, with the Reds in power constantly rebelling against the bitter clingers desperately clutching their guns and Bibles to their panic stricken bigoted heaving breasts.

This farce can take place under the guise of law, but it represents the whims of a lawless administration. The constitution was created to establish and enumerate the limits of the police power, i.e. “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”. It limits the power of individuals, institutions and governments. But for a lawless administration no limitation on power applies if the power is being applied for the sake of the higher ideals which the administration is claiming to represent. If those higher ideals involve helping the poor, so has to protect them from “assault weapons” while refusing to acknowledge the general communal breakdown that resulted from liberal welfare state policies that contributed to the rise of the criminal gangs that employ the “assault weapons”, then every institution can act like Robin Hood.

In a lawless administration, law is a function of the emotions they can generate, or the mob they can demagogue. The one who screams the loudest gets his way if he can influence enough people to believe that he has a case. Laws get made from a sense of “rightness” that is entirely a function of emotion

Rights become entirely positive and empathy based. Negative rights become associated with selfishness. Everyone has the right to a thousand benefits, but no one has the right to opt out. Everyone is free to speak their mind, so long as it is an expression of need, rather than a demand to be left alone.

Empathy makes for very bad law, because it isn’t law at all. It’s a subjective response to the suffering of others. And often those who excel at marketing their suffering aren’t suffering at all, while those who are genuinely suffering remain silent. Empathy-based law commodifies pain, but it’s empty of justice.

A lawless administration is one where those who manipulate empathy gain power. Where temporary outrage substitutes for policy. The Obama administration was trying to gin up outrage against lawful gun sales that originated from legal gun dealers.. There is no real respect for law and so Fast and Furious is political, because law is made on an ad hoc basis. Just project enough grief and victimization and there ya go.Obama the actor is every bit as ersatz as his Styrofoam Greek columns. Every press conference is a performance as he oh so sincerely tells you why he must violate the constitution.
The idea that there should be one law for all, rather than one law for the sufferers and another for those who aren’t suffering, is alien to a society where empathy trumps law. Rather than doing the right thing, Obama does the Robin Hood thing, leaping from the tree, looting the society, and writing songs about his own dashing kill Bin Laden valor.
The government-media complex acts out the empathy narrative. Its reporting has nothing to do with the facts, but everything to do with emotion. A law is bad when it protects the privilege of the opposition, but good when it protects their privilege. The powers of the Senate, the Executive and the Supreme Court are good when they serve their ends, but bad when they serve the ends of their enemy. The blame always goes to the side blocking their agenda.

For a lawless administration, laws and the constitution only matter so long as it serves the purpose of those in power. When it doesn’t, then it’s ignored or tossed aside.

Last week we witnessed Obama playing Robin Hood by casting aside immigration law and transparency to the huzzahs of the media, whose fondest wish is for politicians to play Robin Hood, cut all the Gordian Knots and just carry out their agenda without regard for the law, even the law that Obama cited as previously restraining him. That is what they wanted, that is what they got. But a lawless administration cuts both ways and takes the system out of the protection of the law.

Law should be impartial. It states absolute principles that apply regardless of faction and position. But for a lawless administration, there is no law, only power. The cultural Marxist left exemplified by the Obamunists has ushered in a lawless administration even as they inundate us with statute..

Differences between Bush’s “Wide Receiver” and Obama’s “Fast & Furious” explained for cognitively dissonant liberals and Obamunists:

Wide Receiver – The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 300
Fast & Furious – The number of guns used in the operation from the beginning until the end of the operation was 2,000

Wide Receiver – Guns were traced with miniature tracking devices and constant surveillance from ground and air.
Fast & Furious – No tracking devices were used, no surveillance was made whatsoever.

Wide Receiver – ATF agents were ordered to follow the gun smugglers every step of their trip from the gun store to the US/Mexico border.
Fast & Furious – ATF agents were ordered to stand down and not follow the gun smugglers after they left the gun store. The only surveillance was made through the gun store own video cameras; after gun smugglers left the store, the ATF agents were expressly ordered not to pursue.

Wide Receiver – Mexican army and police was in the loop about Wide Receiver. They took over the surveillance of the gun smugglers after they crossed with the guns in Mexico.
Fast & Furious – Mexican authorities were kept in the dark by the ATF and the US DOJ. They had no idea about Fast & Furious and the fact that guns provided to gun smugglers by the American authorities were “walked” in Mexico into the hands of drug cartel murderers.

Wide Receiver – When a small number of guns (30-40) were lost due to malfunctioning tracking devices and / or because the gun smugglers discovered the surveillance and learned how to evade it, the operation Wide Receiver was immediately aborted and cancelled.
Fast and Furious – Operation continued even after ATF and DOJ lost track of all 2,000 guns sold to Mexican drug cartels

Wide Receiver – 1,400 arrests were made in joint operations by the Mexican authorities and DEA and ATF agents. No lost Wide Receiver guns were recovered at crime scenes in Mexico or the US.
Fast & Furious – The operation was planned to let the guns go without any surveillance. Guns were SUPPOSED to be recovered at the murder scenes. One of the 150+ murder scenes where Fast & Furious guns were recovered was that of US border patrol agent Brian Terry; another one was the murder scene of ICE agent Jaime Zapata. The DOJ and ATF didn’t muster any explanation about how they planned to make arrests of the drug cartel murderers BEFORE THEY KILLED PEOPLE with the Fast & Furious guns, and how they were supposed to make arrests in Mexico without the fore knowledge and cooperation of the Mexican authorities.

Deaths as a Result of Wide Reciever: 0 as of this date

Fast & Furious results: 300+Mexican citizens murdered; 2 US Federal agents murdered.
As I have said REPEATEDLY next time lets try hiring a natural born citizen as POTUS.

In conclusion let me just say, Barack Hussein Obama Umm Ummmm Ummmmmm.