Most Transparent Administration EVAH!!: TSA admits lying about allowing illegal aliens to fly without valid identification [Darleen Click]
Houston, we have a problem …
HOUSTON, Texas — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently penned a letter that confirmed what Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby reported back in July–the agency was allowing illegal immigrants to board planes using only Notice to Appear forms that they received after entering the U.S. illegally. The revelation directly contradicts the TSA’s previous allegations that Darby’s report was “completely wrong.” Reacting to the TSA’s letter, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert told Breitbart Texas that the agency’s handling of the situation are both “egregious” and “destructive.”
“The TSA serves under and is accountable to the Commander in Chief, and this egregious, destructive conduct by the Homeland Security Department and TSA puts Americans at grave risk,” Gohmert said. “Why do we have to undergo groping, thorough review of our photo ID’s, and long infernal lines while the TSA is figuratively closing it’s eyes and waving people with no regard for U.S. law right onto airplanes?”
The congressman continued, “Maybe the President didn’t hear SOUTHCOM Commander, Gen. John Kelly, both times he made clear in Congressional testimony that the criminal networks and terrorist organizations penetrating our southern border are a threat to the very existence of the United States. That includes being a threat to whatever golf course the President happens to be on at the time.”
Heck of a job, Barry!
So I guess he’ll be needing a proxy to raise that flag now. And yes, I’m holding back the urge to say, “like, maybe Obama?”
BOW BEFORE ZOD!
At any rate, I sure do hope those 72 virgins are cool with his showing up in Islamic Heaven with half a skull, some twisted limbs, and his goody bits blown off. Or else he’s shit out of luck.
– Which, it’s his own fault for not figuring that there just had to be a catch…
(h/t Pat Dollard)
First off, Ruskin’s tone runs almost hysterical in her rant that children should never be left alone for any moment of their lives until, maybe, 11/12/13 years old … and then, only inside the home and only in “short spurts”, like maybe 30 minutes or so.
If the environment in which you leave your child isn’t “safe and predictable”, you’re abdicating your parental responsibilities; you are expecting your child to assume some of these responsibilities for themselves in an act of “parentification”.
Um, I thought the whole purpose of parenting was to give ever increasing responsibilities to your child in order for them to grow into adulthood? Silly, [criminal] me!
Ruskin aggressively asserts that not wrapping your kids in a cloak of smothering, 24/7, direct supervision equals “not caring.”
I want to know if she, herself, is in current therapy. If not, why the hell not?
h/t Free range kids
Knock knock, Mr President.
ISIS. Or ISIL. Your choice.
ISIS or ISIL who?
Dude, seriously? We just cut off a guy’s head on film, have plans to do so to another, and threatened to raise our flag over your White House. Do you not get cable TV?
Now, teatards, before you go getting all OUTRAGED, consider the context and don’t let the smiles and the fist bump fool you: Obama’s smile is meant to show the US’s remarkable resiliency to the sawing off of some American dude’s head on video by a growing, well-funded death cult that has declared war on us; and the fist bump is a gesture of resolve, of unbreakable solidarity — meant to convey to the world that this President will not sleep until the Islamist State and its burgeoning caliphate lies stinking in the earth as either a bone-flecked paste or in small, bite-sized bits.
– Either that, or somebody sunk a two footer with a hard right break. Which, well, can you blame them for the joy? WHY DO YOU HATE COMPETITIVE JUICES? Racists.
Oh. Bringing this one up again, are you, teabaggers? Cut the man some slack. Presidenting is hard. And clearly what we have here is a picture of a couple of heartbroken adults fending off their bottomless remorse over the videotaped beheading of a kidnapped American citizen with a bit of gallows humor.
Either that, or somebody said something about Jennifer Lopez’s badonkadonk. Cause that shit is bumpin’, amiright? So who can blame them for sharing a light-hearted moment in the midst of their soul-wrenching sadness. Racists.
(h/t Twitchy via Adam Baldwin on Twitter)
Newsmax, after reviewing the performance of their widgets on the site, today informed me it is ending its partnership with me. The last of my site’s revenue stream, save for monthly fundraisers (which I happen to hate, because I don’t like to ask for money), is now gone.
Those who threatened to run me off the internet have gotten their wish. Though the site appears to be doing well for its niche, the lack of links from the network of high-traffic sites that have frozen me out — and yes, it was a coordinated effort — have finally killed off protein wisdom.
Which is cool, I guess. After all, what have I ever done for the conservative movement, anyway?
I suppose I’ll do a kind of retrospective of the site starting in September and then see where I go from there.
I appreciate your support over these past nearly 13 years. You stuck with me, and I believe that is a credit to every last one of you, because I understand that it hasn’t always been easy. I write what I believe and I don’t play diplomatic games. I just don’t have the personality for it. And it’s cost me.
I wish all the recently-turned full-throated conservatives — erstwhile pragmatists who poked fun at the “True Believers,” etc., — had joined me earlier rather than working so tirelessly to supplant me.
But it is what it is. And I can hold my head high knowing that I refused to compromise my principles, even if that meant pissing off the go-along, get-along GOP fluffers.
So much for presumption of innocence, standing behind your law enforcement community, due process, etc. Instead, we have a Governor — a Democrat, of course — calling for the prosecution of an officer who was beaten and, according to a growing host of witnesses, rushed by a 6’4″ 290 lb man who had just committed a felony and was high. All to satiate the bloodlust of looters, thugs, and racists posing as “civil rights” fighters.
Here’s an idea: someone convene a grand jury in Missouri and indict this dickhead Governor on charges of obstruction of justice and pre-emptive jury tampering.
And right after that? Tar and feather his shameless, pandering, lawless, ass and affix him to the side of the state capitol building with rope, a dunce cap stapled to his hairpiece and a sign across his chest that reads “Yeah, I’m kind of an asshole. Sorry.”
The left is the agency of totalitarianism, political prosecutions, and fealty to the mob.
If we don’t defeat them, they’ll eventually subjugate us. It’s who they are. It’s what they do.
Last evening, with a bunch of kids playing outside and throngs of neighbors out on their porches or working on their lawns, etc., a cop who lives down the street from me was spotted defiantly carrying a pair of stuffed black trash bags to his garbage can. Not your standard white kitchen garbage bags, mind you. But black bags. As if to say, I stand with that murderous cop up in Missouri. So far, no one in the neighborhood has tossed a Molotov cocktail at his house — though I’m keeping a close eye on this one dude down the block with the “Coexist” bumper sticker on his Scion.
Best to be prudent, I figure — and besides, if he starts getting all looty and such, I’ll finally have the justification to smash the hell out of that ugly blight of a cubist automotive nightmare, which in the end would prove to be a net good for home values around here.
And you can’t really punish me for “automotive profiling” I don’t think. At least, not yet. Right?
Before I post the bulk of the open letter (h/t Allen West), let me first say that I’m really quite saddened that some pols still believe, in this day and age, that throwing a black face at the problem of (mostly) black social unrest is a magical cure for said unrest. It plays into the very kinds of race-based contrivances that keep racialism alive and well. And it’s a cop-out, if you’ll pardon the pun.
There. I feel better.
Now this, from Chief Ed Delmore, who West introduces as “a 32-year law enforcement veteran who spent most of his career leading St. Louis area departments until becoming the Alabama beach city’s top cop in 2010″:
I don’t care what the media says. I expect them to get it wrong and they often do. But I expect you as a veteran law enforcement commander—talking about law enforcement—to get it right.
Unfortunately, you blew it. After days of rioting and looting, last Thursday you were given command of all law enforcement operations in Ferguson by Governor Jay Nixon. St. Louis County PD was out, you were in. You played to the cameras, walked with the protestors and promised a kinder, gentler response. You were a media darling. And Thursday night things were better, much better.
But Friday, under significant pressure to do so, the Ferguson Police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown. At the same time the Ferguson Police Chief released a video showing Brown committing a strong-arm robbery just 10 minutes before he was confronted by Officer Darren Wilson.
Many don’t like the timing of the release of the video. I don’t like that timing either. It should have been released sooner. It should have been released the moment FPD realized that Brown was the suspect.
Captain Johnson, your words during the day on Friday helped to fuel the anger that was still churning just below the surface. St. Louis County Police were told to remain uninvolved and that night the rioting and looting began again. For much too long it went on mostly unchecked. Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch tweeted that your “hug-a-looter” policy had failed.
Boy did it.
And your words contributed to what happened Friday night and on into the wee hours of Saturday. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, you said the following regarding the release of the video: “There was no need to release it,” Johnson said calling the reported theft and the killing entirely different events.
Well Captain, this veteran police officer feels the need to respond. What you said is, in common police vernacular—bullshit. The fact that Brown knew he had just committed a robbery before he was stopped by Officer Wilson speaks to Brown’s mindset. And Captain, the mindset of a person being stopped by a police officer means everything, and you know it.
Let’s consider a few examples:
On February 15, 1978 Pensacola Police Officer David Lee conducted a vehicle check. He didn’t know what the sole occupant of the vehicle had recently done, but the occupant did. Who was he? Serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy attempted to disarm Lee. Lee was able to retain his firearm and eventually took Bundy into custody.
On April 19, 1995 Oklahoma State Trooper Charlie Hangar stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations. He didn’t know that 90 minutes earlier the traffic violator, Timothy McVeigh, killed 168 people with a truck bomb at the Murrah Federal Building. But McVeigh sure knew it, didn’t he? Fortunately, given his training and experience Hangar was able to take McVeigh into custody for carrying a concealed firearm. It was days later before it was determined that McVeigh was responsible for the bombing.
On May 31, 2003 then-rookie North Carolina police officer, Jeff Postell, arrested a man digging in a trash bin on a grocery store parking lot—an infraction that would rise to about the level of jaywalking. Postell didn’t know that he had just captured Eric Rudolph, the man whom years earlier had killed and injured numerous people with bombs and was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.
So now, let’s consider Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson’s stop of Michael Brown. Apparently Wilson didn’t know that Brown had just committed a strong-arm robbery. But Brown did! And that Captain, is huge.
Allegedly, Brown pushed Wilson and attempted to take Wilson’s gun. We’re also being told that Officer Wilson has facial injuries suffered during the attempt by Brown to disarm him. Let’s assume for a moment those alleged acts by Brown actually occurred. Would Brown have responded violently to an officer confronting him about jaywalking? Maybe, but probably not.
Is it more likely that he would attack an officer believing that he was about to be taken into custody for a felony strong-arm robbery? Absolutely.
Officer Wilson survived the encounter with Brown as did Lee, Hangar, and Postell. Michael Brown didn’t survive and it’s too soon to say if Officer Wilson’s use of deadly force was justified and legal. You and I both know that not all officers survive such confrontations. Officers die in incidents like this Captain Johnson, including a couple that I remember from your own organization:
On April 15, 1985 Missouri Trooper Jimmie Linegar was shot and killed by a white supremacist he and his partner stopped at a checkpoint; neither Trooper Linegar nor his partner were aware that the man they had stopped had just been indicted by a federal grand jury for involvement in a neo-Nazi group accused of murder. The suspect immediately exited the vehicle and opened fire on him with an automatic weapon.
Just a month before, Missouri Trooper James M. Froemsdorf was shot and killed—with his own gun—after making a traffic stop. When the Trooper made that stop he didn’t know that the driver was wanted on four warrants out of Texas—But again the suspect knew it.
So Captain Johnson, I guess the mindset and recently committed crimes of the suspects that murdered those Missouri Troopers didn’t mean anything. The stops by the Troopers, as you have said, are entirely different events right?
Indeed. And to add to the growing pile — and the growing politicization of the law under progressive “law enforcement” — we now learn that Eric Holder has sent 40 agents down to investigate the shooting, this after several autopsies, plenty of witness testimony corroborating the officer’s story, the broken orbital socket suffered by the officer, and surveillance video of Brown committing a robbery.
– Which leads one (or it very well should) to wonder why Holder won’t investigate the IRS, or even the New Black Panthers, but is so eager to try to please a mob of “his people” that he’ll throw so many federal resources at an event that doesn’t require his insinuation in into it in order to find some way to make an example of a white officer, regardless of what the facts so far show.
And the reason is simple: Holder is not interested in blind justice. He’s looking for social payback. The man is a racialist and a racist. And he is completely undeserving of the position he holds. That he remains the Country’s top law enforcement officer is a testament to just how corrupt government becomes once it’s untethered from the restraints of the Constitution.
Between the Zimmerman case, the failure of the Justice Department to investigate the political targeting of “enemies” to the President’s policies, the outrageous partisan political indictment of Gov Perry, and now this attempt to both placate and satiate a mob of thugs and looters, I suspect we’re looking at a pendulum swing of huge proportions coming soon to a voting booth near you.
Unfortunately, all that will do is move power into the hands of GOP establicans, who aren’t appreciably better.
The system is broken. To fix it, we must go around it rather than through it. Otherwise, we’re only pretending we live in a country of laws. We live instead in a banana republic. Only the pols wear nicer clothes and tend to eschew epaulettes and bushy mustaches.