What seems to be the problem, Pooty-Poot? This?
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized U.S. law enforcement, even as his government acknowledged that its citizens were among the 11 people that U.S. authorities charged were part of a long-running spy operation.
So he’s mad that we caught his spies inside our country? Hmmm. Funny, that.
Prayers go out to the Byrd family in their time of mourning. I may not lionize the guy, but I’m not going to rejoice in the pain of his loved ones. After all, I’m not a leftist. May God grant them strength in this dark chapter of their lives.
President Kick#ss learned his lesson about golfing during the oil spill, and how normal America might not like the appearance it presents.
When U.S. President Barack Obama stepped off his helicopter in Huntsville on Friday, the first thing he said was, “You’ve got a lot of golf courses here, don’t you?” Industry Minister Tony Clement told the National Post in an exclusive interview.
Not content with damning America with unintended consequences of ObamaCare’s passage, the left has apparently concluded that passing legislation they haven’t read and don’t understand is superwickedawesome. Chris Dodd (D-Corrupticut) took time out from his highly corrupt life busy schedule to weigh in on the financial reform bill that passed the Senate:
No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.
Because that worked out so darned well with the passage of ObamaCare, no?
What do you do when you’re the son of a Senator who is (a) about as popular as genital warts and (b) running for re-election in the same year that you’re trying to get elected governor? Why, you try to make people forget you’re the fruit of his loins, of course! Details:
In Rory Reid’s first campaign advertisement, there is no mention at all of his last name. Instead, youngsters just urge voters to support “Rory” in the ad about education.
The same is true on Reid’s website, where even in the biography section there is no mention of his relationship to father Harry Reid.
“Harry? Harry who? Never heard of him.”
Edyookashun iz kool. From Milwaukeestan:
There was an odd moment during the debate when Supervisor Peggy West stood up and seemed to be confused about her geography. “If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this (AZ) is a state that is a ways removed from the border,” West said during debate.
I don’t know how to break this to you, Magellan, but Arizona does indeed share a border with Mexico. While she was telling people to Google AZ’s law, she might have heeded her own advice and utilized Google maps to see exactly where AZ is located.
How humiliating…and delicious! 😆
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio on his race against the Democrat nominee (either Kendrick Meek or Jeff Greene) and the “independent” nominee Charlie Crist (video link here):
I’m running against two Democrats. One who admits it openly, and one who doesn’t.
Exactly right. Crist has taken a hard turn to the left after leaving the GOP, which he only did after realizing he wasn’t going to be their nominee for the Senate. Additionally, Crist has garnered the support of various Dem operatives, since they know he has no principles (which explains the appeal he has to Democrats).
Jimmy the Dhimmi is fretting over Monday’s Supreme Court ruling about providing material support to terrorist groups. Details:
Former President Jimmy Carter has voiced concern that Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on “material support” to terrorist groups may criminalize his “work to promote peace and freedom.”
Carter, whose advocacy has entailed contact with groups designated by the U.S. government as “foreign terrorist organizations” (FTOs) – notably Hamas and Hezbollah – said he was disappointed by the court decision.
The high court, in a 6-3 decision, upheld a federal law that forbids providing “material support” to an FTO, ruling that it can be applied to U.S. organizations whose engagement with terrorists involves promoting non-violent solutions to conflicts.
The law, part of the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act, forbids the provision of any aid, defined as including “service,” “training” or “expert advice or assistance,” to a designated FTO.
In a statement reacting to the decision, Carter said, “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that inhibits the work of human rights and conflict resolution groups.”
Yeah, because when I think of “human rights and conflict resolution groups”, I naturally think of Hamas and Hezbollah.
Carter, the most anti-Semitic president this country has ever had the shame in electing, has a history of playing kissyface with thugs, dictators, and terrorists. Now, he fears criminal prosecution for it. Sucks for him. Schmuck.
Exit question: Do you think that Jimmah sees President Kick#ss quickly gaining ground on his own legacy as America’s worst president ever, and thus is trying to keep his reign in tact with this horrendous publicity stunt? “Darnit, The Won just may make people forget me. I’m not going to stand for that!”
Here’s the chart from Big Government:
In other words, over the last 40 years, spending per pupil from K-12 has increased 400% in inflation-adjusted dollars…yet educational performance hasn’t even budged!
The money has been going to fund the bloated, wasteful, useless educational bureaucracy (teachers unions and their pet causes), and most certainly not to the kids. I doubt kids are stupider or that they’re being bombarded with more information to learn that they can’t keep up. No, our money is being stolen by government at the behest of their NEA allies for stuff like this:
Former Niles Township school superintendent Neil Codell is projected to receive $26,661,604 in retirement checks from the Illinois teacher pension plan.
He also gets free health care, term life insurance, and a $500-a-month stipend for an automobile. (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? – Ed.)
In all, 100 school administrators will split $887,925,790 in pension checks in their retirement years.
The pension fund is only 60% funded — with an unfunded liability — debt — of $30 billion.
Nice work, if you can get it. By the way, any guesses as to where the $30 billion will come from? Answer (that you already knew): You and me.
Bill Burton, pinch hitting for spokestool Gibbsy…a swing and a miss.
“I think that a little time to himself on Father’s Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens that our president is taking that time.”
Got that? President Kick#ss hitting the greens “does us all good” as oil continues to belch into the Gulf, despite his pledge that he “will not rest” until the crisis is resolved. Citizens along the Gulf coast probably feel like they’ve been “done” really “good”, huh?
Oprompter celebrates after plugging the d#mned hole…on the 9th green, that is!
Indeed they do…in their own friggin’ countries! Video here.
I suppose it’s too much to ask that we Americans have a right to expect our laws to be followed and enforced fairly, huh? I suppose it’s too much to ask that the executive branch, whose sole purpose is the enforcement of our laws, do it’s frackin’ job, right?
The pansy-#$$ Chicagoland community agitator has demonstrated his contempt for the populace, time and time again. This is but another example of him saying “Screw you, America! This country sucks, so I’m gonna stick it to you hard and often!”
Each passing day, this country of ours suffers greatly by the massively incompetent Carter clone occupying the Oval Office. Details:
The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about “America’s addiction to oil.” One member has blogged about it regularly.
Only one of the seven commissioners, the dean of Harvard’s engineering and applied sciences school, has a prominent engineering background — but it’s in optics and physics. Another is an environmental scientist with expertise in coastal areas and the after-effects of oil spills. Both are praised by other scientists.
The five other commissioners are experts in policy and management.
The White House said the commission will focus on the government’s “too cozy” relationship with the oil industry. A presidential spokesman said panel members will “consult the best minds and subject matter experts” as they do their work.
The commission has yet to meet, yet some panel members had made their views known.
Environmental activist Frances Beinecke on May 27 blogged: “We can blame BP for the disaster and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight for the disaster and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America’s addiction to oil.” And on June 3, May 27, May 22, May 18, May 4, she called for bans on drilling offshore and the Arctic.
“Even as questions persist, there is one thing I know for certain: the Gulf oil spill isn’t just an accident. It’s the result of a failed energy policy,” Beinecke wrote on May 20.
Two other commissioners also have gone public to urge bans on drilling.
When the White House announced the commission, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and others made compared it with the one that investigated the 1986 Challenger accident. This one, however, doesn’t have as many technical experts.
The 13-member board that looked into the first shuttle accident had seven engineering and aviation experts and three other scientists. The 2003 board that looked into the Columbia shuttle disaster also had more than half of the panel with expertise in engineering and aviation.
Iraj Ersahaghi, who heads the petroleum engineering program the University of Southern California, reviewed the names of oil spill commissioners and asked, “What do they know about petroleum?” (They know two things about petroleum: jack and squat. – Ed.)
But hey, don’t you go thinking he’s some left-wing ideologue who is far more impressed with academic credentials than actual real-world accomplishments, outside the cocoon of the ivory tower idealism detached from reality that academia provides!
Irony: chocolatey goodness! Details:
President Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs — a “good news” story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president’s visit.
The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day off.
This dude’s got the reverse Midas touch, no?
That pansy-a$$ Chicago thug in the White House refuses to do his friggin’ job unless he can get amnesty jammed down our throats. Details (video at link):
On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”
To quote Sarah Palin: “I can see November from my house!”
The AP ran a story parroting Rahm’s concerns of a GOP takeover of the House this November. Like Rahm, the AP is scared shiiteless. How else to explain this:
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s chief of staff is warning about what might happen if Republicans—who have defended BP over the Gulf oil spill—were to run Congress after the fall election.
Rahm Emanuel says the GOP philosophy is to paint BP as the victim. He says Obama will make clear to voters the fundamental differences in how each party would govern.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? You have ONE Congressman from Texas who boneheadedly apologizes to BP, his colleagues rain hell down on him afterwards, yet ONE guy getting rebuked by ALL of his peers constitutes the party’s defense of BP? When they say “Republicans“, doesn’t that imply “plural”, i.e. more than Joe Barton? Rahm the Ballerina can say that defending BP is “GOP philosophy”, and we can dismiss it as the the partisan rhetoric and lies we’ve come to expect from his kind. But one would think the AP would avoid such “opinion as indisputable fact” tactics! Aw, who am I kidding? No one would think the AP would avoid that!
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Kudos to you dads out there, including my own, on this fine day that God has prepared for us! Little did Mr. Liberalism know xx years ago that little Crush would put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” in his life for many, many years! 😆
Anywho, love ya, Dad! And to you non-moonbat dads out there, enjoy your Fathers Day! 🙂
This guy has accomplished something I didn’t think I would ever see in my lifetime: He’s proven himself to be a bigger liar than Bill Clinton ever was. And in a scant 19 months in office, no less. Bubba, you’re a rank amateur compared to President Kick#ss. Details:
In order to protect the new national health care law from legal challenges, the Obama administration has been forced to argue that the individual mandate represents a tax — even though Obama himself argued the exact opposite while campaigning to pass the legislation.
Late last night, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the Florida-based lawsuit against the health care law, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that the State of Florida and fellow plaintiffs haven’t presented a claim for which the court can grant relief. To bolster its case, the DOJ cited the Anti-Injunction Act, which restricts courts from interfering with the government’s ability to collect taxes.
Well, it’s not as if Sir Golfsalot tried doing the Clinton Shuffle on the meaning of the word “tax” or anything. Actually, it’s a lot like that:
OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam’s Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you’re stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what…
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no, but…
OBAMA: …what you’re saying is…
STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.
OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.
So the DOJ is trying to argue that the individual mandate in the Senate law is a tax, though the Senate law says it’s not a tax but is instead interstate commerce (and thus within the feds’ jurisdiction)? Granted, it IS a tax and forcing citizens to purchase a product in order to legally exist in this country is unconstitutional, as is the fact that if this IS a tax, then the law originated in the Senate, which violates the constitutional stipulation that all tax bills originate in the House. Either way, this is an amazing predicament in which B.O. finds himself: either he lied, or his AG is an incompetent and illiterate boob. Or both.
Put another way, the administration is now arguing in federal court that Obama signed a massive middle-class tax increase, in violation of his campaign pledge.
For those of you who were supremely stupid enough to believe Hopenchange when he said he would lower your taxes, I’ve got some swampland I’d like you to see. Sweetheart deal you’ll get. Pinkie-swear.
When he’s not busy flushing his 100% pro-life lifetime rating down the crapper in order to pass ObamaCare, Stupunk likes to pass the time validating conservative criticism that BP’s $20 billion escrow is nothing more than a left-wing slush fund. From RCP (video at link):
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.): “I think we had to have someone say this is where you can go without limiting your criminal liability or civil liability.For instance, the question is brought up, pay for all of the health care for the people in the Gulf. No, but Ithink those who lost their job, then lost their health care would be legitimate.”
Big government…ya gotta love it. Or not.
Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state’s oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor’s wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.
“It’s the most frustrating thing,” the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. “Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges.”
Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP’s oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.
“These barges work. You’ve seen them work. You’ve seen them suck oil out of the water,” said Jindal.
So why stop now?
“The Coast Guard came and shut them down,” Jindal said. “You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, ‘Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.'”
A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor.
“We are all in this together. The enemy is the oil,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Lauer.
The Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.
Glad to see the Coast Guard’s got its priorities straight. They finally gave the green light, after more than 24 hours of delay.
With the feds bungling the oil spill response daily (if not hourly), doesn’t it warm the cockles of your heart knowing that they want to manage our health care with the same level of efficiency?
Folks, I am more than willing to whack one of ours when they mess up. And boy, did this guy mess up:
I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Barton said. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case, a $20 billion shakedown.”
He complained that “the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the interests of the American people, [is] participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that’s unprecedented in our nation’s history, that’s got no legal standing, and which sets, I think, a terrible precedent for the future.”
“I apologize,” Barton added. “I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is — again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.”
“I’m speaking now totally for myself,” he noted. “I’m not speaking for the Republican Party.”
You sure as h#ll aren’t, pal.
While I don’t disagree that Obama and his Chicagoland cronies are shakedown artists, Barton flubbed this one big time. Who, in their right mind, would be defending BP right now (and any time in the foreseeable future)? I mean, it’s correct to note how the bumbling, incompetent administration royally exacerbated the containment and cleanup efforts in the gulf, but let’s not mince words about this: the oil spill itself is BP’s fault, and they need to be held financially responsible. It’s stupid politics, and it’s naive to think otherwise.
Photo from the LA Times. Read the caption under the photo:
Yeah, sure…”oil”. Leave it to the LAT to get something else wrong.
The talking points from the left are that there is an anti-incumbent sentiment, not an anti-Democrat or anti-Obama/Pelosi/Reid sentiment, that is making November shape up to be a rough one for Dems. While there is a small morsel of truth in that statement (see Bob Bennett’s defeat in the UT GOP Senate primary), by and large, it’s a crock. The sentiment is definitely, without a doubt, largely anti-Democrat. Poll after poll shows massive unpopularity with the Dems, especially among independents.
This, though, is particularly damning:
To gauge what voters are thinking in House districts where surveys show the races will likely be tight in November and a switch in party control is possible, Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies conducted a poll of 1,200 “likely” voters in 60 battleground districts that elected Democrats in 2008 (one of the seats is vacant) and 10 districts now represented by Republicans. The full poll, including the list of battleground districts, is here.
There’s more at the link.
So much for the “it’s not the left’s agenda, it’s just the state of the economy, etc.” meme.
And by “right-wing nutjobs”, I’m referring to…Chris “Leg Tingle” Matthews, Keith “I Love Both of My Viewers” Olbermann, and Howard “Not So” Fineman! Dude, did I fall asleep and wake up in Oppositeworld? Video at RCP, which must be seen to be believed. Select quotes:
Matthews: “Is there a specific direction we’re going in? He didn’t even tell us.”
Olbermann: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days!”
Howard Fineman: “He wasn’t specific enough.”
Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. “I’ll barf if he does it one more time.”
Matthews: “I don’t sense executive command.”
Tingles even compared Sir Golfsalot to Carter. For those of you on the left, that is not a good thing.
When President Kick#ss’s slobbering sycophants at MSNBC start questioning his leadership abilities, then you know the dude has officially jumped the shark.
Heh: Dem poll shows more Louisianans approved of Bush’s handling of Katrina than Obama’s handling of oil spill!
Our new Louisiana poll has a lot of data points to show how unhappy voters in the state are with Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill but one perhaps sums it up better than anything else- a majority of voters there think George W. Bush did a better job with Katrina than Obama’s done dealing with the spill.
50% of voters in the state, even including 31% of Democrats, give Bush higher marks on that question compared to 35% who pick Obama.
Overall only 32% of Louisianans approve of how Obama has handled the spill to 62% who disapprove. 34% of those polled say they approved of how Bush dealt with Katrina to 58% who disapproved.
Exit question: Will President Kick#ss’s speech change this perception?
The Washington Post, the newspaper than mentioned “Macaca” in approximately 100 articles (13 on the front page, i.e. page A-1! – Ed.), op-eds, editorials about the 2006 Virginia Senate race between George Allen and Jim Webb, watches the video of Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat, physically assaulting a questioner and concludes it warrants three paragraphs on page C3, in the Reliable Source gossip column.
The opening sentence? “So what really happened when Rep. Bob Etheridge ran into a couple of self-described ‘students’ on the streets of D.C. last week?”
David Weigel, who used the term “hug” in his initial report on the altercation and has been receiving furious e-mails since, is cited; the Post should have let him write an actual print story on this. In this news nugget, there is little or no description beyond ‘grabbing the wrist’ of one of the young men.
This is not even bias anymore; this is information management, designed to ensure those who pick up the print version of the Post never encounter what the blogosphere is buzzing about.
So, just to recap: a Dem Congressman manhandles a kid and it gets the “one run, three-paragraph, page C-3” treatment, but a Republican Senator utters an obscure never-been-heard-before word that the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) just know is offensive gets the “100+ runs and 13 front page stories” treatment. Nope…no liberal media bias!
Exit question, though a predictable and rhetorical one: What would the reaction have been from the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) had a Republican done this?
From President Kick#ss:
“Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much,” Obama said. “Some of the same people who are saying the president needs to show leadership and solve this problem are some of the same folks who, just a few months ago, were saying this guy is trying to engineer a takeover of our society through the federal government that is going to restrict our freedoms.”
Oh. My. Stars.
Fox Nation attacks that stupid, moronic, petulant pseudo-retort from one angle:
Is the president saying that he didn’t react quickly because he was trying to placate Tea Party activists, thus blaming them for the slow response? Obama almost makes it sound like he let the Gulf die to make a point against those who are for smaller, more responsible government, doesn’t he?
Exactly. But I’m attacking it from another angle.
Oilbama doesn’t realize, or he does and he’s just being a jack#ss, that there are some things that the feds are not responsible for getting involved with (i.e. bailing out banks, taking over health care, nationalizing auto companies, etc.) and there are things that the feds are responsible for managing (i.e. environmental disasters, protecting federal waters, etc.). Tea Partiers are not clamoring for bigger government, President Urkel! They’re clamoring for the government to actually do something efficiently that it is supposed to be doing anyway. Dude, you suck at comparisons!
Worst. President. Ever.
Students attacked by swarm of killer bees and bugeyed-crazy moonbat Dem Congressman, but mostly by bugeyed-crazy moonbat Dem Congressman
Bretibart’s got the video, and here’s the news story (with link to the video):
North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) is taking heat after a conservative blogger posted video on YouTube showing him in a confrontation with men carrying cameras on a Washington street.
The story by Breitbart.com contributor Mike Flynn says the men were students. In the video, they ask the congressman if he supports the Obama agenda.Read the blog and see the video
Etheridge’s reaction is to demand to know who the photographers are. He then gets physical. He grabs the camera from one man and then takes him by the wrist. In the video, the photographer’s faces are blurred and their identities aren’t given. They never identify themselves to the congressman other than to say they’re students working on a project.
When they continue to refuse to identify themselves, Etheridge grabs one around the neck and then the shoulders refusing to let him go. The man eventually slips Etheridge’s grasp and the video ends.
I take exception to the opening sentence that states the moonbat legislator “is taking heat after a conservative blogger posted video on YouTube showing him in a confrontation with men carrying cameras on a Washington street.” He’s not taking heat for something the “conservative blogger” did. He’s in trouble for something he did, which was assaulting someone who had the temerity to ask him uncomfortable questions…questions he was free to ignore, in fact.
Memo to NC: We’re trusting you to take out the trash on this guy, m’kay? Thanks in advance.
I’m shocked…shocked, I tell you! For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was sarcasm. Excerpt:
The radical activist group ACORN “works” for the Democratic Party and deliberately promotes election fraud, ACORN employees told FBI investigators, according to an FBI document dump Wednesday.
The documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, are FBI investigators’ reports related to the 2007 investigation and arrest of eight St. Louis, Mo., workers from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate for violation of election laws. All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.
Project Vote is ACORN’s voter registration arm. Project Vote continues to operate despite the reported dissolution of the national structure of ACORN.
The handwritten reports by FBI agents show that ACORN employees reported numerous irregularities in the nonprofit group’s business practices.
One employee told the FBI that ACORN headquarters is “wkg [working] for the Democratic Party.”
According to one report, an ACORN employee said the purpose of “[f]raudulent cards” was “[t]o cause confusion on election day to keep polls open longer,” “[t]o allow people who can’t vote to vote,” and “[t]o allow to vote multiple times.”
Another report quotes an employee saying, “Project Vote will pay them whether cards fake or not – whatever they had to do to get the cards was attitude.” Project Vote pays based on the number of cards and “that’s why they were so reckless,” the report says.
A report quotes an employee saying, “I don’t like our system. I don’t think we should do voter registration.” The report also notes that employees were “[c]onstantly threatened” and that the staff were “instructed on what to say to FBI.” …
In other breaking news, water is wet.
I’m sure Holder will handle this with the professionalism and competence from whom we’ve come to expect.
But hey, where would you get the idea that Dems are morally bankrupt reprobates who are soft on crime? Details:
On a party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s promotion of a federal judge who tried to block the execution of a serial killer and rapist known as the Roadside Strangler based on the unbelievable ground that this serial killer’s “sexual sadism” was a mitigating factor. The judge did so even though this serial killer admitted his sentence was appropriate and did not seek to challenge it. Obama nominated this judge to serve on a federal appeals court known as the 2nd Circuit. The newspaper Roll Call reports:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Robert Chatigny to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday on a largely party-line vote (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? It was a 100% party-line vote! – Ed.) despite stiff GOP opposition over his handling of child pornography and rape cases as a district court judge. With Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) abstaining on the vote, the committee’s other 11 Democrats approved the nomination Thursday morning, while the committee’s entire seven-member contingent of Republicans voted ‘no.’ In a series of cases involving defendants found guilty of child pornography, rape and sexual assault cases, Chatigny used the process of downward departure to reduce their sentences. Chatigny also played a central role in the ‘roadside strangler’ case. In that case, Chatigny allegedly threatened to pull the law license of the attorney for a convicted killer — who has been on death row for 15 years — unless he continued his efforts to have the sentence overturned. Chatigny’s nomination has been hotly contested by victims’ rights advocates and the families of several high-profile victims, including the family of Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002.”
The Judiciary Committee ignored objections from victims-rights advocates like Edward Smart of the Surviving Parents Coalition, who noted that Judge Chatigny had not just opposed the execution of “Roadside Strangler” Michael Ross, but also gone further, to question his very conviction, based on silly reasons: “Judge Chatigny claimed Ross was incompetent to stand trial based on the prison environment and Ross’s sexual sadism.” This sort of making excuses for dangerous criminals to overturn their convictions (and potentially set them free) is extremely disturbing.
Footage of the Judiciary Committee hearing makes clear that even some liberal Senators found Chatigny’s record disturbing, but they voted for him anyway out of blind party loyalty to Obama, who nominated him.
I see. “We don’t like this perv, but President Kick#ss nominated him, so we gotta drink the Kool-Aid and blindly go along with it.” Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
Ace has a good analysis:
That in most codes, “sexual torture” and such like is counted as an aggravating factor in murder that can qualify you for the noose.
This judge insists that not only isn’t an aggravating factor, it’s a mitigating factor, and, indeed, can be an exonerating factor.
He questions whether most serial killers should be on death row at all, or even in prison at all.
Only in Leftistland does promoting such a sick judicial activist seem like a good idea.
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