H/T to Jim Hoft
Archive for January 16th, 2013
So the radical whose Department was responsible for changing scientific reports to support the illegal drilling moratorium and who was held in contempt by a federal judge is finally stepping down. He will just be replaced by another Obama radical so nothing to clap about.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ending months of speculation about his future and will step down by the end of March.
The Denver Post first reported the news early Wednesday, and Salazar made the news official just before 10 a.m.
“Colorado is and will always be my home,” said Salazar, who previously represented the state in the Senate. He added: “I have had the privilege of reforming the Department of the Interior to help lead the United States in securing a new energy frontier, ushering in a conservation agenda for the 21st century, and honoring our word to the nation’s first Americans.”
The White House quickly issued a statement from President Barack Obama praising Salazar and saying he had “played an integral role in my administration’s successful efforts to expand responsible development of our nation’s domestic energy resources.
He helped keep America dependent on foreign oil thanks to their anti-drilling agenda and war on coal.
Hitler spoke about using children for propaganda. Guess Obama read Mein Kampf and loves that tactic.
From The Hill:
President Obama called Wednesday for Congress to approve new bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips in response to a string of deadly mass shootings.
“If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if even one life can be saved, we have an obligation to try,” Obama said.
At a White House event where Obama was flanked by children who had written letters of sympathy to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the president unveiled an expansive plan that includes legislation and 23 “executive actions” the White House said could be put into place immediately.
Obama asked Congress to reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban and to impose a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. He also called on Congress to require criminal background checks for all gun sales.
“Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater,” Obama said. “A majority of Americans agree with us on this.”
Americans do not have “weapons designed for the theater of war.” The rifles used in these killings are semiautomatic. Weapons designed for our military are automatics that fire unlimited bullets for as long as the trigger is pulled. This is the propaganda the left use to lie to the low-information voters.
The president also asked Congress to approve a law against so-called “straw purchasing” of guns, toughen gun trafficking laws, and authorize new funding for gun violence research, mental health efforts, and a program that would place mental health counselors and police officers in schools.
To bad he didn’t do this in 2009 during the Fast & Furious operation where his administration allow straw purchases to smuggle thousands of “assault weapons” to the Mexican drug cartels. 3000 plus innocent Mexican citizens would still be alive. Shhh, the media doesn’t want these facts to get out. Also, it looks like Obama agrees with Bill Clinton and the NRA by calling for armed protection for children.
In total, the White House estimates that the president’s requests would total “in the neighborhood” of $500 million in the coming fiscal year.
Deficit just jumped another $500 million.
The extensive proposals do not include any calls for restrictions on video games or violent films, which some have argued are a contributing factor, although the White House did designate some federal dollars for the study of violence in media.
Come on now. Obama can’t hurt an industry that overwhelmingly donated to get him elected.
WARNING TO LIBERALS: This video contains too much common sense and may cause your liberal pea-brain to explode. You’ve been warned!
The most corrupt administration in US history.
WASHINGTON — Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of “significant interest” from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress.
The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP’s report was “categorically false.”
Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa. He eventually was arrested at his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6. He has since been released from an immigration jail and is facing deportation. Sanchez has declined to speak to the AP.
After the AP story, which cited an unnamed U.S. official involved in the case, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and six other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Obama administration for details about the incident.
According to those documents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Newark had arranged to arrest Sanchez at the local prosecutor’s office on Oct. 25. That was fewer than two weeks before the election.
Noting that Sanchez was a volunteer in Menendez’s Senate office, ICE officials in New Jersey advised that the arrest “had the possibility of garnering significant congressional and media interest” and were “advised to postpone the arrest” until officials in Washington gave approval. The documents describe a conference call between officials Washington and New Jersey to “determine a way forward, given the potential sensitivities surrounding the case.”
The senators, in a letter to the Homeland Security Department, said the agency documents showed that Sanchez’s arrest “was delayed by six weeks,” as AP had reported. They asked for details about the department’s review of potentially sensitive, high profile immigration cases when arrests are delayed.
Couldn’t have this arrest causing a Senate seat loss for the Democrats so it was delayed. Of course the administration denies this despite the evidence.