Rosa Parks, Redux: Woman Gropes TSA Agent

If you don’t see how this action by this brave little woman puts the underline on the sexual abuse committed by the TSA every day, then you only have two IQ digits to rub together.

Woman Gropes TSA Agent’s Breast at Security Checkpoint: MyFoxNY.com

ATF Bottom Feeders Supplying Guns to Mexican Gangs

And yet they blame gun shows. This is the Gunwalker scandal. The ATF is the grease trap of law enforcement.

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ATF agent says “Fast and Furious” program let guns “walk” into hands of Mexican drug cartels with aim of tracking and breaking a big case

WASHINGTON – Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.

He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

“Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.

Sharyl Attkisson’s original “Gunrunner” report

Center for Public Integrity report

Dodson’s bosses say that never happened. Now, he’s risking his job to go public.

“I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.”

Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.

ATF named the case “Fast and Furious.”

Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.

So it turns out ATF not only allowed it – they videotaped it.

Documents show the inevitable result: The guns that ATF let go began showing up at crime scenes in Mexico. And as ATF stood by watching thousands of weapons hit the streets… the Fast and Furious group supervisor noted the escalating Mexican violence.

One e-mail noted, “958 killed in March 2010 … most violent month since 2005.” The same e-mail notes: “Our subjects purchased 359 firearms during March alone,” including “numerous Barrett .50 caliber rifles.”

Dodson feels that ATF was partly to blame for the escalating violence in Mexico and on the border. “I even asked them if they could see the correlation between the two,” he said. “The more our guys buy, the more violence we’re having down there.”

Senior agents including Dodson told CBS News they confronted their supervisors over and over.

Their answer, according to Dodson, was, “If you’re going to make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs.”

There was so much opposition to the gun walking, that an ATF supervisor issued an e-mail noting a “schism” among the agents. “Whether you care or not people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case…we are doing what they envisioned…. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work… Maybe the Maricopa County jail is hiring detention officers and you can get $30,000 … to serve lunch to inmates…”

“We just knew it wasn’t going to end well. There’s just no way it could,” Dodson said.

On Dec. 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down. Dodson got the bad news from a colleague.

According to Dodson, “They said, ‘Did you hear about the border patrol agent?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And they said ‘Well it was one of the Fast and Furious guns.’ There’s not really much you can say after that.”

Two assault rifles ATF had let go nearly a year before were found at Terry’s murder.

Dodson said, “I felt guilty. I mean it’s crushing. I don’t know how to explain it.”

Sen. Grassley began investigating after his office spoke to Dodson and a dozen other ATF sources — all telling the same story.

Read Sen. Grassley’s letter to the attorney general

The response was “practically zilch,” Grassley said. “From the standpoint that documents we want – we have not gotten them. I think it’s a case of stonewalling.”

Dodson said he hopes that speaking out helps Terry’s family. They haven’t been told much of anything about his murder – or where the bullet came from.

“First of all, I’d tell them that I’m sorry. Second of all, I’d tell them I’ve done everything that I can for them to get the truth,” Dodson said. “After this, I don’t know what else I can do. But I hope they get it.”

Dodson said they never did take down a drug cartels. However, he said thousands of Fast and Furious weapons are still out there and will be claiming victims on both sides of the border for years to come.

Late tonight, the ATF said it will convene a panel to look into its national firearms trafficking strategy. But it refused to comment specifically on Sharyl’s report.

Statement from Kenneth E. Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals to review the bureau’s current firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents. This review will enable ATF to maximize its effectiveness when undertaking complex firearms trafficking investigations and prosecutions. It will support the goals of ATF to stem the illegal flow of firearms to Mexico and combat firearms trafficking in the United States.”

There Are No Sensible Gun Control Laws Or Restrictions. None.

Let’s say I have this cake. It is a very nice cake, with “GUN RIGHTS” written across the top in lovely floral icing. Along you come and say, “Give me that cake.”

I say, “No, it’s my cake.”

right-to-bear-armsYou say, “Let’s compromise. Give me half.” I respond by asking what I get out of this compromise, and you reply that I get to keep half of my cake.

Okay, we compromise. Let us call this compromise The National Firearms Act of 1934.

There I am with my half of the cake, and you walk back up and say, “Give me that cake.”

I say, “No, it’s my cake.”

You say, “Let’s compromise.” What do I get out of this compromise? Why, I get to keep half of what’s left of the cake I already own.

So, we have your compromise — let us call this one the Gun Control Act of 1968 — and I’m left holding what is now just a quarter of my cake.

And I’m sitting in the corner with my quarter piece of cake, and here you come again. You want my cake. Again.

This time you take several bites — we’ll call this compromise the Clinton Executive Orders — and I’m left with about a tenth of what has always been MY DAMN CAKE and you’ve got nine-tenths of it.

Then we compromised with the Lautenberg Act (nibble, nibble), the HUD/Smith and Wesson agreement (nibble, nibble), the Brady Law (NOM NOM NOM), the School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act (sweet tap-dancing Freyja, my finger!)

I’m left holding crumbs of what was once a large and satisfying cake, and you’re standing there with most of MY CAKE, making anime eyes and whining about being “reasonable”, and wondering “why we won’t compromise”.

I’m done with being reasonable, and I’m done with compromise. Nothing about gun control in this country has ever been “reasonable” nor a genuine “compromise.”

Here’s the original source.

iWatch Dallas.net: Because Pretty Much Everything is Terrorism Now

The Dallas Police Department is launching a franchise of the LAPD’s iWatch program, creatively named iWatch Dallas.

iWatch Dallas is a community awareness program that educates the community about suspicious activities & criminal behaviors. iWatch Dallas focuses on criminal behavior and criminal enterprises that could also indicate a nexus to terrorist activities. Citizens are provided a convenient reporting method to provide tips and leads to police concerning crime that is affecting their community.

bigbrotherBasically, they want you to call, email or text any suspicious behavior to the cops. Which, given the stupidity of the urban “stop snitchin’” campaign, isn’t a bad thing. So long as they keep it focused on actual criminal behavior — robberies, assaults, rapes, burglaries, gang activity and all the rest cops should be dealing with — hard to argue with it, right?

But as usual with these things, they take it one step beyond. Two steps, I should say: Homeland Security.

The DPD provides a bunch of information under the heading of “Homeland Security” and — as usual when you see those two words — a comedy of silliness follows. Here are a few of the things they want you to report your neighbors and fellow citizens for.

  • Unusual or extended interest in public utilities, large public gatherings, transportation centers, government buildings and other possible terrorist targets.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but when there’s a large public gathering, how could you not take an extended interest? At, for instance, the State Fair? Or a parade? Or a protest? I mean, isn’t a large gathering by definition unusual?

  • May carry and use large amounts of cash

So now carrying and buying with legal tender is suspicious activity.

It gets weirder. In the PDFs provided under specific categories that you can check yourself, the DPD provides even more things you can report people for.

Hotel employees are told to report people who don’t leave their hotel rooms. Or who do leave their room for too long. Or who have unusual amounts of luggage. Or not enough luggage. Also suspicious, those who request specific rooms. (No suite for you). Or who don’t want to deal with nosy hotel employees. And those who use cash.

Why is this terrorist tool still legal?

Why is this terrorist tool still legal?

Hobby shop owners are encouraged to report people who demonstrate an unusual interest in a hobby or sport. Which, since it’s a hobby shop, I’m pretty sure is everyone who walks in the door. And people new to the hobby are suspect and should be reported. As are experts and people who think they are experts but aren’t. Of course, you should report those who aren’t sure if they want to take something up as a hobby. And, of course, cash customers. As usual.

Mall cops, who aren’t already high strung and low self-esteemed enough to be trouble, are warned to be on the lookout for people taking pictures, shooting video or drawing. Because that’s what al Qaeda does.

Financial institutions should report anyone seeking to preserve their privacy in financial transactions. And cash deals.

Under car rentals, signs of potential terrorist activity is people who inquire about the size/capacity of limos (why else would anyone inquire?) and local attractions. An cash, of course.

If you’re curious about whether the storage rental place has good security and what kind — you’re probably a terrorist.

Basically, any common behavior is pretty much suspicious under these rules.

That’s not just my opinion. Take it from this fellow with the way-too-ironic-for-this-topic surname

American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel Mike German, a former FBI agent who worked on terrorism cases, said the indicators [from the iWatch program] are all relatively common behaviors. And he suspects people will fall back on personal biases and preconceived stereotypes of what a terrorist looks like when making the decision to report someone to the police.

“That just plays into the negative elements of society and doesn’t really help the situation,” German said. (source)

So get to work. Your fellow citizens aren’t going to inform on themselves.

Arrested for Contempt of Cop

Let’s first say yes, the cameraman is a being a total dick, but in America you have the right to be a total dick. He’s also a conspiracy loon (“New World Order”, “Illumati scum” and so on.) But you have the right to be that, too.

So having said that, let’s go to the tape.

Search without consent? Check.

Violation of the 4th amendment? Check.

Anger over being videotaped in public doing the public’s work? Check.

Arrest cameraman for exercising his free speech rights? You betcha it’s a check.

Skip to the 5:50 mark.

If you have any doubts, they charged him with a felony and then dropped all charges the next day.

This Isn’t Double-Plus Ungood Disturbing

Dallas Police: We Don’t Need No Steenkin’ Warrant

Constitution, Schmonstitution. Dallas Police are counting on intimidation and ignorance to search people’s homes without a warrant.

Remember, kids — police without search warrants have the same limits as vampires; they can’t enter your home unless you invite them.

Do what Nancy Reagan says: Just Say No

Chip, chip, chip…

Picture 1Serious question: How long before 1) these things are cheap enough and 2) people are so used to them that they appear on street corners in cities where the Second Amendment has been nullified?

Also, do you really think the software for these things will stagnate, so that no one develops a way to turn the X-ray looking image into a full-blown nude picture of you?

Just asking.

No Thank You, Dear Leader

obamaleader2This nationwide address to children without their parent’s consent is just too Dear Leader, North Korea-style Orwellian for me.

Here’s the link to the “Recommended Study Materials” to go with Mr. Obama’s proposed Sep. 8 address to school children.

Select chapters and verse for this little trip down indoctrination lane:

Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?
What is the President asking me to do?
What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?
No thanks. I don’t care if the president were zombie Milton Friedman, this is wrong.
The Girl will be at home Sep. 8 with me, reading either:
UPDATE: Tom asks a good question and I’m moving my response up to here.
Watching a general speech in school is one thing. Gotta learn civics and politics. No problem.

But one targeted to kids, with those kind of suggested, loaded questions such as “Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?” — that’ a horse of a different…ahem… that’s something else entirely.

And I’d object just as strong to McCain, to Reagan, to JFK — hell, like I said, if Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Friedrich Hayek or Herbert Spencer were president, I’d object.

It’s not the role of the president, and it creates this idea that these politicians are somehow important and should be followed.

What they say isn’t important. What we say — as individuals — and what we do — as individuals — is far more important.

This didn’t start with Obama — see the third book I linked to — but we’re treading closer and closer every year towards an ugly, led society, instead of a republic of free individuals who should only have to deal with government when they violate the rights of their neighbors or pay a general tax to support the few, constitutionally mandated and delegated duties government should be performing.

Friday Morning Finger

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Here’s your sample confession form. Check all that apply, submit so you can be re-educated.

I, [STATE YOUR NAME], denounce myself for being a thought criminal and surrender into the hands of progressive justice at flag@whitehouse.gov. My crimes include:

[ ] In a private conversation with my spousal unit I expressed doubts about the appropriateness of a one-party rule.
[ ] I was hesitant in repeating the party directive: American health care is worse than any other western democracy.
[ ] At the time of this year’s inauguration I hesitated to grovel at the feet of the Supreme Leader Obama.
[ ] I worried that Leader is trying to take too much power.
[ ] I once worried that “getting past bipartisanship” might mean more than just the expected re-education camps.
[ ] I worried that there might be more in the ObamaCare bill than I was told.
[ ] I had a moment’s doubt about whether it’s appropriate for the arts to become a tool of state propaganda.

I confess to my crimes and ask the mercy of the state and Leader.