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Stupid is as Stupid does

By Patrick Van Roy On June 30th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Operation Fast and Furious/Gun Walker was started so the Obama Regime could attack the second amendment, and make it harder on Legal American Citizens to own and carry guns. Background HERE.

So now that the s**t has hit the fan people are about to be indicted, a Border Guard is DEAD, and it could unravel the whole Obama Regime what are the democrats going to do? You got it, use the story of the Obama Regime ILLEGALLY SELLING GUNS to investigate if American gun Laws are to lax…lol

Dems to spin Fast & Furious probe into gun-control rally

posted at 1:25 pm on June 30, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

After yesterday’s news of the deal between Senators Pat Leahy and Charles Grassley to get documents and testimony from ATF chief Kenneth Melson on Operation Fast and Furious, it seemed as though Democrats might finally take the scandal of the gunrunning fiasco seriously.  Alas, Elijah Cummings and House Democrats appear uninterested in abuses of government power, incompetence, and potential cover-ups at AFT and the Department of Justice.  In fact, they want to turn the probe into an argument for expanding government control of firearms:

The top Democrat on a House investigative committee is broadening an inquiry into a botched gun-tracing operation, called Operation Fast and Furious, to include a look at American gun laws.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the leading Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released a report early Thursday titled “Outgunned,” that details how Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents say gun laws need to be tightened for them to fight organized crime along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Why, yes!  The right response for Congress to a fiasco where the ATF and DoJ refused to stop guns from flowing over the border is to give them more power to stop American citizens from buying guns in the first place!  Certainly, the federal law-enforcement agencies have proven their worth in Operation Fast and Furious and should be given even more opportunities to intervene in the exercise of Second Amendment rights!

That’s the World According To Elijah Cummings, anyway.


Yep that’s a box of chocolates….


By David Vance On June 30th, 2011 at 10:34 am

Here’s a bit of good news. Householders who stab burglars will not face criminal charges. Or so says Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary.

He announced that an act of Parliament would be used to “clarify” the existing legal right to use “reasonable force” against intruders.

His remarks come after a householder was arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of a burglar at a house in Salford, Greater Manchester, last week.

David Cameron has promised that the new Justice Bill would “put beyond doubt that home owners and small shopkeepers who use reasonable force to defend themselves or their properties will not be prosecuted”.

Yesterday, Mr Clarke spelt out the sort of action that would be permitted under the new regime. He made clear that it would remain illegal to pursue intruders to attack them or to shoot them as they fled.

Not sure about that last point. If an intruder has entered private property intent on committing a crime, and is shot as they fled, I would have thought that was quite reasonable. The message is STAY OUT of private property. That said, in the particular case concerned, the householder is the victim, not the guilty and should not have been charged by the police.  So the clarification is welcome in that small regard.


By David Vance On June 30th, 2011 at 10:16 am

This is a fascinating statistic in my view;

Ireland’s population has grown by over 220,000 people in the last five years despite emigration due to the recession, the latest Census shows. The Central Statistics Office will today publish the first results from the 2011 Census of Population held on April 10 last. Two million households took part in the survey which was managed by over 4,800 Census Enumerators who delivered, explained, and collected the forms. The last Census, in 2006, revealed record population growth and almost 4.25m people living in Ireland. However, since then the country has undergone a dramatic economic collapse as well as a reversal of migration trends.

So, as the Irish economy sinks in the mire, the population booms. I suppose it passes an idle hour but without economic growth, who pays for this boom? Then there is the pesky question as to who exactly is having all these babies and for what reason. It’s strange to see a country that is hemorrhaging jobs, in fiscal penury, having a population increase. I suspect that the figures require more detailed scrutiny. With falling national revenue, with fewer jobs, with more cuts to come, how can Ireland afford this?


By David Vance On June 30th, 2011 at 9:52 am

Interesting statistic to consider here;

One in four men accused of ‘street grooming’ underage girls for sex is Asian, a shocking  report reveals. In total, 2,379 offenders are suspected of attempting to lure vulnerable victims, often using drugs and alcohol, over the past three years. And a ‘disproportionate’ 28 per cent of them were found to be Asian, in those cases where ethnicity was recorded. The ethnic group makes up just six per cent of the UK population.

Now, let us be a little more clear. “Asian” is a catch-me-all term but the fact is that these sexual predators who groom underage girls for sex are Muslim, more specifically. Note the frequency of the name “Mohammad” amongst those convicted of such hideous crime. Why is this such a feature of this group? What is it about Islam that creates such perversity? I know that the founder of Islam, Mohammad, married a six year old and consummated the marriage when she was nine years old, but is this reason enough for his latter day followers to engage in this deviancy? It must be very disturbing for moderate Muslims to see that some of their co-religionists are so over=represented in this group of sexual offenders.


By David Vance On June 30th, 2011 at 9:38 am

Demonstrating an imperial disregard for reality, the EUSSR demands more, much more.

“The European Union could increase its budget by 5% under a controversial proposal unveiled by its executive, the European Commission. The proposal – for the period 2014 to 2020 – comes despite calls from some EU member states for a budget freeze. The commission is also looking to review budget rebates that some member states get – most notably the UK. Hours after the proposal was unveiled, a UK government spokesman branded the planned budget “unrealistic”.

Everything about the EU is unrealistic but that does not stop it from happening! It has created a currency union which is disintegrating in front of our eyes  and yet it insists that the solution to this is even greater integration. In other words more of what got us into the mess can get us out of the mess. Orwell – can you hear me?

There is only one way that the UK can do something about any of this and that is to get out of the EU. All our major political parties are deeply committed to sustaining our membership of the EU. Do you see the disconnect? If we stay in it, it will destroy us but there is a determination to remain. That begs the bigger question; why?


By David Vance On June 30th, 2011 at 8:43 am

During the Assembly Elections just past, the BBC delighted in haranguing me with out of context quotes from ATW. One of their preferred quotes was references i made to “the parasite public sector”. This was taken as an ace to invalidate any comments I made on the economy.

Now then, let’s leave aside the fact that the BBC itself sponges off the UK to the tune of £3 BILLION  a year (A statistic the BBC doesn’t like to talk about…) and let’s talk instead about all those civil servants who have decided not to serve the UK taxpayer today by going on strike. This is causing considerable inconvenience to parents, to tourists, to business. It will add cost to those working families who have to make extra provision to see that their kids are catered for and has a damaging impact on our economy.

The reason for their strike is to ensure that they can enjoy pension provision that is unaffordable outside the State sector. Why? The State sector is funded entirely by the private sector so why do those employees within it now on strike think they deserve something that those who fund it cannot have?

One of the biggest myths that the Public Sector Unions like to retail to a sedated media is that their members require extra special pension provision because their average salaries are so much less than the private sector. The fact is that the public sector commands a 30% premium over the private sector. Then there are the generous holidays, the job security, and work almost a decade less than the worker ants in the private sector.

Perhaps the word parasite is too strong but one wonders what better term can be employed for a body which exists purely  by draining the resources from another?

LOL… The U.N.

By Patrick Van Roy On June 29th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

North Korea to Head U.N. Conference on Disarmament

3:26 PM, Jun 29, 2011 • By ANNE BAYEFSKY

On Tuesday, the United Nations again made itself an international laughing stock – except perhaps to the American taxpayers who continue to foot 22 percent of the bill – by appointing North Korea chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. That would be the same North Korea that, according to an article this week by Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has “twice tested nuclear weapons…is developing missiles to carry them…has built facilities capable of producing highly enriched uranium for more nuclear weapons” and has defied a U.N. arms embargo by exporting weapons and sensitive technologies to rogue regimes.

full story


By David Vance On June 29th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I wonder what it is about Jew-hating jihadist Sheikh Qaradawi, “massively influential and probably the number one scholar in the Arab world,” that attracts him to Ireland?

“Top Muslim clerics” will be there as well. One would think that “top Muslim clerics” would shun this hateful inciter of mass murder if what the governments of the West, law enforcement and the mainstream media tell us about Islam were true. But once again, no.



By David Vance On June 29th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Surely some mistake?

A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.  It’s the fifth week in a row that the GOP candidate has been ahead and the widest gap between the candidates to date. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds a generic Republican candidate earns support from 46% of Likely U.S. Voters, while the president picks up 42% of the vote.  Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.

How can this be?


By David Vance On June 29th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I was entertained by this take by Steyn on NY Mayor Bloomberg’s justification of the gay marriage vote;

“David Harsanyi draws attention to what ought to be the biggest laugh line of Nannytollah Bloomberg’s career — his rationale for supporting gay marriage:

Government should not tell you what to do unless there’s a compelling public purpose.

Thank goodness for Mike Bloomberg. Give me Bloomery or give me death! Because, without that clarion cry for liberty, deranged control-freak mayors might start regulating smoking on private property, or cooking in transfats, or the right of welfare recipients to drink carbonated beverages.

I chanced to attend a graduation ceremony a few weeks ago and the speaker decided to pander to the students by retailing a little braggadocio from the gritty streets of New York: “Who’s better than you? Nobody.” To give it a bit more swagger, he did it in a Sopranos accent: “Hoo’s beddah dan yoo?”

And I thought it was kind of sad. Because it’s hard to see what’s so tough and attitudinal about living in a city where almost every individual activity is expensively micro-regulated by a ludicrous control-freak.”