Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bloomberg backs down on cop-strike-for-gun-control

michaelbloombergCalled for police officers to take job action to force change to firearm laws

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing away from his call earlier this week for an illegal strike by police officers, saying now that he didn’t mean a “literal” strike.

On the Piers Morgan show on CNN earlier this week, Bloomberg was reacting to the fact that the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., mass murder had a shotgun, a rifle and two handguns.

“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike,” he said on the show.

He said the officers should send the message, “We’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”

Bloomberg is the co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and has lobbied for more rules, restrictions and regulations for guns over and over again.

He said, “Police officers want to go home to their families. And we’re doing everything we can to make their job more difficult, but more importantly, more dangerous, by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them and letting people who have those guns buy things like armor-piercing bullets. The only reason to have an armor-piercing bullet is to go through a bullet-resistant vest. The only people that wear bullet-resistant vets are our police officers.”

But according to a report on New York’s CBS affiliate, a strike by police officers in New York would violate state law.

Bloomberg “clarified” his remarks in light of that, the report said.

“I don’t mean literally go on strike,” he told the station. “Keep in mind, it is police officers who run into danger when the rest of us run out. Police officers have families. They want to come home to their families safely.”

The suspect in the Aurora shootings last week at a theater showing a new Batman movie was arrested by police when they arrived on the scene. He had used a shotgun, a rifle with a 100-round clip and two handguns to shooting 70 people, including 12 who died.

The attack immediately sparked suggestions from a wide range of sources that the U.S. should impose more rules and regulations for gun ownership.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Barack Obama said he would be seeking more limits.

“For every Columbine or Virginia Tech, there are dozens gunned down on the streets of Chicago and Atlanta, and here in New Orleans,” he said. “For every Tucson or Aurora there is daily heartbreak over young Americans shot in Milwaukee or Cleveland.  And when there’s extraordinary heartbreak and tragedy like the one we saw, there’s always an outcry immediately after for action.

“There’s talk of new reforms and there’s talk of new legislation. And too often those efforts are defeated by politics and by lobbying and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere,” he said.

CBS reported that likely GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney noted that more gun laws probably would not have changed things.

“A lot of what this … young man did was clearly against the law. But the fact that it was against the law did not prevent it from happening,” he said.

The Democrats’ Latest Pathetic Attempt At Enthusiasm

Democrat SC The Democrats Latest Pathetic Attempt At Enthusiasm 
 
It has been a long time since the Democrats stood for Christian principles, but under Barack Obama, they have taken to attacking Christians as enemies.
 
The latest Democrat attack on Christian values comes in their calls to boycott Chick-fil-A, a family-owned restaurant chain run on Christian values. Chick-fil-A won’t open on Sundays or kowtow to Democrat demands to recognize gay “marriages”, so the restaurant chain has become an enemy.

The Democrat Party runs on hate. They hate and want to destroy anybody who will not act the way THEY demand them to. They have survived by keeping their base angry and hate-filled so they will march like zombies to the polls to keep Democrats in power.

Democrats are a morally bankrupt and hate-filled bunch that feels it must destroy anything that is wholesome. “We hate people who don’t hate what we hate, or love what we love” sums up their position on everything.

Now after years of using the same tired old playbook, they have run out of plausible targets to tell their robotic voters to hate. With no one else left to hate, they are aiming their guns at Christians because Christians won’t bow down to the homosexuals who bankroll Democrats. Nevertheless, hating one’s own faith seems to be where even the Democrat base draws the line. Trying to stir up hatred of Christians crosses a line, and it’s chasing people away from the Democrats.

The Democrat base doesn’t plan to vote because they can’t be bothered, and being asked to hate their own religion to satisfy the Democrats is too much. Years of hearing that they are being excluded from “the white man’s world” have left many minority rank-and-file Democrats with the impression that voting isn’t worth the effort.  These attacks on Christianity have pushed the Democrat base to a tipping point about voting in November.

A new Gallup survey underlines this truth. It says compared to 2008, Republican enthusiasm is up 16 points, and Democrat enthusiasm to vote is down 22 points.

Hating Christian chicken sandwiches won’t help the Democrats. It will make things worse. A Democrat boycott ought to be countered with a “mancott” of Chick-fil-A to show support for our right to resist the immoral Democrats’ demands for ever-increasing depravity. By the way, the Chick-fil-A deluxe chicken sandwich comes with great lattice cut fries and a drink for a great price.

3 New Navy Ships:

USS REAGAN
Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective... ENORMOUS !


 

When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres.  Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.  

Capability
Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate formore than 20 years without refueling.

1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years
2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft
3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet. 

Size
1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline

2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
4. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds
5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet  

Capacity
1. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel
2. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
3. 18,150 meals served daily
4. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes
5. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones
6. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets


USS BILL CLINTON
The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail today from its home port of Vancouver, BC 

 

The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his conduct while holding the (formerly dignified) office of President.

The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft, although they cannot be launched on the 100
-foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.

As a standing order, there are no firearms allowed on board.

This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.

An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and
,though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere.

In times of conflict, the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in Canada.
 


USS BARACK OBAMA
Details are vague.  But don't you worry..........he has a plan.

  

Making Obama's Enemies List   

By: Lincoln Brown  / Townhall.com

To paraphrase an old Christmas song “You better not shout/You better not cry/You better not donate to Romney and I’m telling’ you why/ The IRS and the Labor Department are comin’ to town. “

Submitted for your consideration, one Mr. Frank Vandersloot.* He came up the hard way from rural Idaho. He wore second hand clothes and through a great deal of hard work became the CEO of Melaleuca, a company that markets a line of healthcare products. A visit to Melaleuca’s website does not reveal a ruthless, heartless corporation, laughing maniacally and twiddling it’s moustache as it ties legions of 99 percenter maidens to the railroad tracks. To the contrary, the company offers non-toxic cleaning supplies, concentrated products to cut down on waste, and has spent 25 years being eco-friendly.  The company also offers plans to help stay at home moms earn extra money and a program to help families get out of debt.
 
All in all, Frank Vandersloot sounds like a model citizen and exactly the kind of millionaire the president would hold up as an example of successful people giving something back. 

Maybe it is because Mr. Vandersloot makes more than $250,000 a year, or maybe it is because he “got there on his own”, or maybe it is because he wrote a check to a Romney super PAC, but Mr. Vandersloot is on President Obama’s enemies list. (Not from nothin’ but my money is on the super PAC donation.) Obama is not the first president to have such a list and maybe it is just a funny coincidence that he is also being audited by the IRS and investigated by the Labor Department.

According to the online edition of The Wall Street Journal, in April an Obama campaign website sent out a message targeting Vandersloot and seven other Romney donors by name, stating that they had less than reputable records. 12 days later Vandersloot discovered that a former Senate Democrat was snooping around for his divorce records.  In June he was informed that he and his wife were targeted for an IRS audit for 2008 and 2009. Two weeks later he was informed that he would be the target of an investigation by the Department of Labor, who would perform an audit of the employees of his cattle ranch in his home state.

The employees in question are temporary agricultural workers that are here under a federal visa program. He has a grand total of three workers under the H24 program and they have worked for him for five years.

The implicit message from the Left, the Democrat Party (I will not call it “Democratic“ for those of you picking nits.) and now from the Obama campaign is clear: “Oppose us and we will come down on you like a wrecking ball. Cross us and we will make you pay. And to those of you considering donating to our opposition, take a good look and what we are doing to Frank Vandersloot and think long and hard before you mail that check.”

Enemies lists are nothing new, and neither are dirty politics. Candidates on both sides of the aisle have used them for years, and will continue to do so, provided people can still actually vote after this November. And perhaps it was not the President himself that called down Zeus’s lightning on Frank Vandersloot, but somebody did. And in an era in which the rule of law allegedly prevails, and in a party that positions its members as moral intellectual and cultural superiors to anyone who is not one of them, it should send chills down your spine that any person at any level of any administration can bring to bear the regulatory and punitive power of the government on a private citizen for backing the candidate of his choice.

The President of the United States has an obligation to use the agencies of the government to “promote the general welfare.” Not to use them as a hit squad to teach law abiding citizens a lesson. The fact that someone connected to the Obama Campaign had the power to use civil servants as campaign enforcers is beyond the pale. But as Darth Vader said “You don’t know the power of the Dark Side!” The Empire is indeed striking back.

*Source: Rob Bluey at The Heritage Foundation

Suppose Michele Bachmann Is Right  

By: Cal Thomas / Townhall.com


According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bachmann's concern is Abedin's relatives in the Middle East some of whom -- such as Abedin's mother -- she claims "are connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations." Abedin's job, according to Bachmann, "affords her routine access to the secretary and to policy-making."

And, as a result of that access, says Bachmann, "The State Department, and in several cases, the specific direction of the secretary of state, have taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests."

Sen. John McCain says Abedin is "a dedicated American." Even if he is correct, the larger issue is being obscured. Many in government and the media don't want to face the possibility that infiltration is a tactic of Islamic extremists who repeatedly say they want to destroy not only Israel but the "Great Satan" America.

Such objectives should be taken seriously, given their violent history.

If you revile Rep. Bachmann, perhaps former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is more to your liking.

Charles Moore of the London Daily Telegraph writes that Blair "...now thinks he underestimated the power of the bad 'narrative' of Islamist extremists. That narrative -- that 'The West oppresses Islam' -- 'is still there; if anything, it has grown.' It seeks 'supremacy, not coexistence.'" Blair also expressed fear that "The West is asleep on this issue."

Blair's view is echoed in "Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat" a new book by Michael Widlanski, a specialist in Arab politics and a former journalist for mainstream publications such as The New York Times, the Cox Newspapers-Atlanta Constitution and The Jerusalem Post. Widlanski's main point is that political correctness has stifled the West's ability to understand and fight terror.

Among Widlanski's criticisms is that the West "came to rely on 'experts' without field experience in, or scant knowledge of, the Middle East: people who do not speak the languages, did not study the cultures and do not know the history. Even worse, some 'experts' have been forgiving and even sympathetic to the terrorists and their aims."

National Public Radio reported last month that "The FBI has conducted more than 100 investigations into suspected Islamic extremists within the military."

What else would infiltration look like? It's more than an academic question, or a subject for spy novelists. Those who attack Michele Bachmann should answer it.

It might look like CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, which sent a nasty letter to Bachmann concerning her comments about Ms. Abedin. CAIR's executive director, Nihad Awad, wrote: "We remain eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your power is limited, enumerated and constrained by our nation's constitution."

According to the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (GMBDR), "an intelligence digest covering developments in the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood network," documents released in the 2007 Holy Land trial in Dallas, in which federal prosecutors brought charges against the Holy Land Foundation for funding Hamas and other "Islamic terrorist organizations," revealed the founders and current leadership of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood. A recent post on the GMBDR website discussed an interview with the deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in which he confirms a relationship between his organization and CAIR.

Investigative research posted by the GMBDR "has determined that CAIR had its origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and its leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the U.S. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a 'war on Islam.'"

In 2009, according to GMBDR, a U.S. federal judge ruled, 'The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA (Islam in North America) and NAIT (North American Islamic Trust) with (Holy Land Foundation), the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas."
This is what infiltration looks like.

Government and media elites may not like to hear it from Rep. Bachmann, but suppose her concerns are valid? If people are uncomfortable with her, they can listen to Tony Blair. All ties between Americans and Islamic extremist groups need further and serious investigation.

No further words needed


Op-ed:
Obama...failed leadership personified
By: Diane Sori

 
“America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans deserve better.”
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Barack Hussein Obama’s now famous words will indeed come back to bite him.  

Debt problem is putting it mildly...America is beyond a mere ‘debt problem’...thanks to Obama, America faces a full-blown debt and economic crisis.

We all know how Obama has run up the national debt to now close to $16 trillion and growing daily, but just as bad is that there are more than 23 million Americans out of work, and with the unemployment rate holding at 8.2% (and has been above 8% for 41 straight months), this miserable excuse of a president is still trying to convince us that he needs four more years to set Bush’s wrongs right.

I think I’m going to be sick.

This man who claims he has a handle on the economy lies by saying that he works on our economic problems daily but how can that be when has NOT met with his Jobs Council in over six months and hasn't had a daily economic briefing in over a year. And why is that...it’s because he’s too busy campaigning to get four more years so he can totally destroy both our economy and our country.

And yesterday afternoon in a 51 to 48 vote, the Democrat controlled Senate voted DOWN extending for a year the Bush Tax Cuts for Americans making over $1 million a year.  And this is one BIG mistake as it’s those very people who create jobs for the rest of us.  And with those jobs NOT being created by the rich because they lose their tax breaks, the economy will continue its downward spiral.

And this man wants to be re-elected...only if the sheeple, the kool-aders, the apathetic, and the just plain stupid (and the dead of course) come out en-masse to vote.  But in all honesty I don’t believe they will as even they are now seeing that Barack Hussein Obama made a lot of promises about jobs and job creation but has failed to make do on what he promised.  In fact, he’s made it worse by allowing once ILLEGALS to now become LEGAL and cause even more competition for the few jobs there are.

In fact, I can even see a full house cleaning across the board as NO message resonates as much as hitting ‘We the People’ in the pocketbook.  And rest assured that even the so-called rich are hurting under the misguided tutelage of this man.

With statements like “the private sector is doing just fine,” "If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," and all sorts of other goodies, Barack Hussein Obama is sinking fast, because without his much needed teleprompter his true thoughts and agenda spews out.

And with these remarks ‘We the People’ are mad and rightly so as no one likes being talked down to, admonished, or mocked by the very man that should be helping us, that should be putting Americans back to work, and who’s doing neither.

In a desperate attempt to try and pull Obama’s foot out of his mouth, the Obama team is now saying that his remarks are either being taken out of context, are cut and pasted to serve the Republican agenda...or worse...Republicans are just lying.

Yeah right (insert sarcasm here).

This past week Obama even tried to defend himself by saying that his comments were just misunderstood and his handlers have even put out four ads to try to back pedal on his statements. Hate to tell him but his remarks were heard and seen loud and clear by millions across the country and NOTHING has been changed, altered, misunderstood, taken out of context, or any other such thing.

Thankfully, these misspeaks have given Mitt Romney an open-ended opportunity to hit Obama in his Achilles heel... his complete and total failure to understand business, the economy, and how private enterprise works.  Instead of encouraging the American spirit of entrepreneurship, Obama has proven once and for all that he really believes in the power of BIG government NOT in private enterprise, the backbone of our American economy. 

As long as Barack Hussein Obama keeps opening his mouth sans teleprompter, inserting his foot then trying to remove it, he will do Mitt Romney's work for him. Only problem is that now we have a desperate man grasping at straws who knows his time is up so it’s only a matter of time before he pulls out the race card...the only thing he has left.

Failed leadership at its very worst.