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Friday, June 17, 2011

Show Me the Rules! (FCC is hiding something on Net Neutrality rules)

Show Me the Rules! (FCC is hiding something on Net Neutrality rules): "When a government agency passes a heavy-handed set of regulatory rules governing a major sector of our economy on the eve of a national holiday, it’s either because those rules are important and time sensitive… or it’s because they’re controversial and need to be devoid of public scrutiny. Unfortunately, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to pass net neutrality regulations on the eve of the Christmas holiday last year, it was for the latter.

How do we know that these rules weren’t important, and weren’t time-sensitive? Why, because the public still hasn’t seen a published version of the rules yet – almost half a year later!

Who’d have thought… a bureaucracy that emphasizes transparency for others (like Internet Service Providers) doesn’t show any trace of transparency itself?!"

No More Letters, Mr. Boehner| The Post & Email

No More Letters, Mr. Boehner| The Post & Email:

"Dear Mr. Boehner,

I am writing this final letter to you to say I am exceedingly grieved that the American people have been defrauded of a Constitutional Republic on your watch. You, Colorado’s congressmen Lamborn, Udall and Bennet and every other single member of Congress have committed treason against our Constitution and the rule of law. Every single member of Congress, you included, have been informed over and over again about the ineligibility of the usurper in our White House, who currently goes by the name of Barack Hussein Obama. Not you, not one single member of Congress has even lifted a finger to get to the bottom of how this could have happened. You have not undertaken an investigation, which was your highest duty, and it is obvious no investigation into the poseur Obama is going to be done. And the responsibility for that refusal to investigate lies at the door of every senator and every representative, but no less at yours as Speaker of the House.

Mr. Boehner, neither you nor any other congressman speaks for his constituents or the American people at large, because you no longer are worthy to even hold that title. You have ignored"

Are Hacker Attacks False Flag Attacks to Justify a Crackdown on the Internet?

Are Hacker Attacks False Flag Attacks to Justify a Crackdown on the Internet?:

"Former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke told a leading expert on internet free speech, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig, that there was going to be an “i-9/11″, in other words, an electronic terrorist act, and an “i-Patriot Act” to crack down on freedoms on the Internet under the guise of protecting against such threats:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response.

You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed."

KGB Operation "Barrak obama"

KGB Operation "Barrak obama":

"KGB Operation 'Barrak obama'
Youtube ^ | 6/16/11 | Tom Smith

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 4:11:52 PM by rambo316

KGB Operation: 'Barack obama'"

Warning for suitors of Obama's kids

Warning for suitors of Obama's kids:

"Here’s one reason President Obama is looking forward to winning his reelection: the “men with guns” who will keep an eye out on the boys dating his daughters.

“I'm not anticipating complete mayhem for the next four or five years, but I understand teenagehood is complicated,” Obama said in an interview with “Good Morning America” before Malia’s 13th birthday next month. “I should also point out that I have men with guns that surround them often, and a great incentive for running for reelection is that it means they never get in the car with a boy who had a beer, and that's a pretty good thing.”

The pressure is on for such young men, too: Obama joked that he'd ask potential suitors of his daughters to sit down in the Oval Office so he could 'ask him for his GPA, find out what his intentions are in terms of career.'

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ..."

�Who owns you?

�Who owns you?: "Who Owns You?

George Carlin - 3 Minute Video

The game is rigged! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

Posted July 10, 2008

Warning

This video contains STRONG language"

A President's Mission To Destroy the Press by Thomas DiLorenzo

A President's Mission To Destroy the Press by Thomas DiLorenzo:

"Jefferson's philosophy of government was one of decentralization; Lincoln did more than any other human being to bring to America the centralized, bureaucratic leviathan state that we all slave under today.

Jefferson was a great champion of free speech; his Kentucky Resolve of 1798 announced that not all American citizens intended to comply with the Sedition Act, which made it a crime to criticize the federal government. In his First Inaugural Address he said, 'If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union . . . let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.'

Lincoln, on the other hand, was the First Amendment's worst enemy, orchestrating the shutting down of literally hundreds of opposition newspapers in the northern states during the war, along with the destruction of printing presses and the imprisonment of newspaper editors and owners.

Jefferson was a southerner and an agrarian; Lincoln was a corporate trial lawyer from a northern state whose clients included much of the northern business elite, especially the railroad and banking industries. He traveled throughout the mid-west in a private train car accompanied by an entourage of Illinois Central executives."

Rep. Allen West: Obama Has ‘No Clue, No Plan’

Rep. Allen West: Obama Has ‘No Clue, No Plan’:

"During his appearance on the Laura Ingraham Show Rep. West also unloaded on 'Delusional' Debbie Wasserman Schultz

[Video at Source]

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.tv ..."

Texas State Officials Groped By TSA As “Punishment”

Texas State Officials Groped By TSA As “Punishment”:

"Agents admit forceful pat-downs were conducted when officials opted out from body scanners

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
June 17, 2011

As the resurrected TSA anti-groping bill cleared the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, and gathered enough support to pass both chambers, Texas state officials have recounted disturbing stories that highlight how the TSA is using forceful pat-downs as a form of “punishment” to those who opt out of the full body scanners.

“Let me put this delicately. I was still feeling the effects of the pat-down as I sat in my seat from New Orleans to Houston, and then Houston to Austin.” Chairman of the Texas Public Utilities Commission Barry Smitherman told Fox 7 News.

Smitherman described the groping as".................

The Future of America ~ "What if the unthinkable were to occur?"| The Post & Email

The Future of America| The Post & Email:

HAS THE UNTHINKABLE OCCURRED?

by Will Wainwright, ©2011


"What if the unthinkable were to occur? What if corruption insidiously invades and destroys all of our protections? What if silent usurpation takes place?

The precepts upon which this country was founded are very succinctly documented; they tell us that we, the citizenry, must do whatever is necessary to protect and preserve the union. It’s not just something to read and passively accept – it is an unequivocal mandate for all loyal Americans to do their duty.

We have a solemn obligation to save our republic from harm. We have all marveled at the genius of our founders and until now we thought that the republic they created was inviolable…but they knew better. They even foresaw the possibility that evil could triumph over decency and fairness. They gave us one last weapon to use before we are forced to resort to violence.

Our very weakness is that we are law-abiding and trusting. We believe in equality and freedom for all. We can easily be taken advantage of – our naivete has us now locked in a struggle with evil forces which are on the verge of defeating us. Nothing we have tried has produced a positive result."
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Has The Unthinkable Occurred?
Read All Of This!
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This, following,  should be considered, I think, a companion article to the above...(GyG)
http://www.thepostemail.com/2009/12/12/the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-should-be-worried/
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Canada Gives the Bum’s Rush to Bill Ayers, Terrorist, Obama Pal, and ACORN Conspirator

Canada Gives the Bum’s Rush to Bill Ayers, Terrorist, Obama Pal, and ACORN Conspirator:

"Canada was absolutely right to deny entry to unrepentant American terrorist Bill Ayers.

Ayers, a self-described “small-c communist,” was barred Wednesday by the Canadian Border Services Agency. He had hoped to spread his visceral hatred of freedom and democracy at the Worldview Conference on Media and Higher Education on Thursday in Toronto. The conference was co-sponsored by the notorious Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. OISE is well known for its embrace of radical left-wing politics.

According to the National Post, conference organizers whined that Ayers was being denied his so-called academic freedom. A spokesperson said Ayers’s refused admission to the country “should raise red flags for citizens concerned with free and open debate.”"

Post-debate, Fox News personalities pile on Ron Paul

Post-debate, Fox News personalities pile on Ron Paul: "Post-debate, Fox News personalities pile on Ron Paul

06-16-2011 • Rawstory (video)

Fox News has a lot of contributors who seem pretty dead set on discrediting Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

In the video below, conservative opinion host Bill O’Reilly insists that he’s a “simple man” and came away from the recent Republican debate feeling “very confused,” specifically by Paul. But was he really confused, or just playing that role?


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Arizona Police Officer Execute Man For Telling Them They Needed A Warrant

Arizona Police Officer Execute Man For Telling Them They Needed A Warrant:

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Arizona Police Officer Execute Man For Telling Them They Needed A Warrant

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Ron Paul : Why I'm Suing the Obama Administration Over Libya

Ron Paul : Why I'm Suing the Obama Administration Over Libya:

"“After Vietnam, Congress swore it would never again be duped into war, and even wrote a new law — the War Powers Act — to ensure it would not repeat its mistakes. But no law can force a Congress to stand up to the president. No law can make senators read the intelligence that showed the president was overstating the case for war. No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand up as the co-equal branch the Constitution made it.”

We are now taking Barack Obama’s past advice and standing up to the executive branch.

Of course, the War Powers Act is hardly an improvement on the U.S. Constitution because it does allow the president to go to war without the approval of Congress. But President Obama refuses to follow this law.

If a president does"

The Joint Chiefs of Staff should be worried…| The Post & Email

The Joint Chiefs of Staff should be worried…| The Post & Email: "The Joint Chiefs of Staff should be worried of the dire punishment they will face, when they are one day convicted of treason against the United States of America for siding with the enemy and giving him aide and comfort.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice is quite specific that in such a case even the Joint Chiefs can be punished with death, on order of a military tribunal."

10 Cars that Refuse to Die

10 Cars that Refuse to Die: "10 Cars that Refuse to Die
Kiplinger ^ | 7-2010 | Kiplinger

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 9:40:06 AM by Mikey_1962"

Weiner’s Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million

Weiner’s Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million: "While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’ generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime.

According to an analysis of his available benefits by the National Taxpayers Union, the New York Democrat’s pension and a savings plan lawmakers have access to similar to a 401(k) could be worth $1.12 million to $1.28 million.

At 46, Weiner will not be eligible for his pension for another decade, at which point he could begin drawing a reduced rate of $32,357 a year, according to NTU. If he waits until age 62 to begin drawing his pension, he will receive his full benefits, or $46,224, according to NTU’s calculations.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ..."

Project Gunrunner: Gun Control the Chicago Way? �Coach is Right

Project Gunrunner: Gun Control the Chicago Way? �Coach is Right:

"We owe John Dodson a great deal of gratitude, here’s why.

On March 30th, Barack Obama assured gun confiscation advocate Sarah Brady of his ongoing efforts to undermine the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people.

“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Obama told Brady during her visit at the White House. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

Of course, the meaning of “under the radar” to a skilled practitioner of “The Chicago Way” will bear little resemblance to any definition recognizable to the average individual. It will translate into operations which are corrupt, underhanded, bereft of common decency and perhaps regard for human life and most importantly, there will be an appearance of “noble intent” should the schemes be discovered.

Enter Projects Gunrunner, Fast and Furious and John Dodson

Originally exposed in early March by ATF employee and whistle blower John Dodson, these ATF intrigues involved both the transfer of at least 2000 weapons to straw purchasers acting for Mexican drug cartels and their subsequent transport into Mexico."

Democrat: We Need 'Analysis of How Christian Militants … Might Bring Down The Country'

Democrat: We Need 'Analysis of How Christian Militants … Might Bring Down The Country'
Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/16/11 | Michael W Chapman

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 8:56:09 AM by markomalley

At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country.”

In an exchange with witness Patrick Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector of the criminal intelligence unit, New York Department of Correctional Services, Rep. Jackson Lee mentioned the case of a man who blew up an abortion clinic and proposed that this perhaps was an attempt to undermine U.S. law that allows a woman to procure an abortion.

Rep. Lee then said, “As we look to be informational, we should include an analysis of how Christian militants or others might bring down the country. We have to look broadly, do we not?”
Dunleavy answered: “I don’t know that Christian militants have foreign country backing or foreign country financing.”

Lee then said, “I don’t think that’s the issue. The issue is whether or not their intent is to undermine the laws of this nation. And I think it is clear that that is the case. So it’s not -- your distinction is not answering the question.”

The hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons was held on Wednesday by the House Homeland Security Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).

Cliff Kincaid -- Who Checked Out Leon Panetta?

Cliff Kincaid -- Who Checked Out Leon Panetta?:

"In a new revelation in the Panettagate scandal, CIA Director Leon Panetta inserted a tribute in the April 11, 1984, Congressional Record to one of his constituents, Lucy Haessler, calling her a “woman of peace” for her work in the pro-Soviet Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). This is when Panetta was a California Congressman representing Santa Cruz.

Panetta declared that Haessler participated in “peace conferences” sponsored by the Women’s International Democratic Federation “in France, the Soviet Union, Poland, and East Germany.” One has to wonder about the “peace conferences” being held in such places as the Soviet Union. But Panetta put the tribute in the record without displaying any indication of its Soviet sponsorship or casting doubt on the organization’s commitment to “peace.”"

Laurie Roth - The gloves must come off between now and 2012

Laurie Roth - The gloves must come off between now and 2012:

"Then the evil plot thickened

Obama gave a press conference, the end of April, allegedly releasing the mysterious, ‘long form birth certificate’ everyone had been waiting for. It was proven by multiple sources and experts to be a total fraud within the first 24 hours. Once again, however, it amazes me to no end just how naive and completely stupid most the media, talking heads and many running for Political office are. They called the birthers and eligibility crowd even more names because we dared to examine and want to verify if this was the truth. It wasn’t the truth. It is fraudulent, created, totally contrived and false. Last I checked it is also a crime. Criminal charges have been filed by a renowned document examiner against Obama. They are with the FBI now.

What blows my mind is how careful everyone continues to act."

Lee Duigon -- How to Fix Public Education: Get Rid of It

Lee Duigon -- How to Fix Public Education: Get Rid of It:

"If you want to fix America, you have to fix America’s broken education system; and you must start by getting rid of the one we have.

I’ve been up in front of too many classrooms in too many different schools, and had lunch in too many different teachers’ lounges, to be wrong about this. I have also sat through more school board meetings, in more towns, and pored over more school budgets, than I care to remember.

Here are a few suggestions for getting out from under the costliest and least effective education establishment in human history."

The Door is About to Shut for Americans

The Door is About to Shut for Americans:

"Now We Are All Criminals

It is already said that there are so many laws, rules and regulations in the US that each person in the US breaks at least one law per day, if not much more – without even knowing it. But the US Government is becoming more obvious in how it will go about making everyone a criminal and fining them ridiculous amounts of money in doing so.

This week, an American family who said they were just trying to teach their son about responsibility and entrepreneurship was fined $90,000 by the USDA because the teenager sold $4,600 worth of bunnies in one calendar year without a license. Not only were they demanded to pay $90,000, but if they did not pay within a short period of time the fine could increase to as high as $4 million.

This one case only goes to show how easy it is, within the system, to take any small transgression and to blackmail someone for, for all intents and purposes, every penny they have – or more.

Students to be Forced into the Military to Repay Debts"

Nasty Nancy Nation by William L. Anderson

Nasty Nancy Nation by William L. Anderson:

"Because we don’t have cable or satellite television in our home, I rarely watch the cable 'news' shows that feature confrontational 'debate,' as people scream unfounded accusations at each other, all in the name of discussing 'issues.' Thus, we are deprived each night of watching Nancy Grace 'seek justice,' and that alone makes missing The History Channel and Mythbusters worth the self-denial.

These days, Nancy Grace, the former prosecutor turned television host, is a popular person. Fox Business News apparently wanted to 'balance' the liberty-minded shows by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel with a show in which anyone accused by the State automatically is guilty of whatever crimes the show’s host claims. Alas, the deal fell through because Grace kept upping the ante for salary and perks, and she stayed with the HLN network."

Privatize Marriage Now by Ryan McMaken ~ ""Ann Coulter, that warmongering demagogue of Conservatism, has declared war on Ron Paul. "

Privatize Marriage Now by Ryan McMaken:

"Ann Coulter, that warmongering demagogue of Conservatism, has declared war on Ron Paul. Naturally, she hates Paul because he stands for peace, free markets and the rule of law. Coulter hates of all of these things since she loves war, the police state, and the destruction of the constitution in pursuit of untrammeled political power for Conservative nationalists. In other words, like most Conservatives, she loves socialism, although she prefers to cloak her socialism in words like 'national greatness,' 'secure borders' and 'family values.'

In a recent column, Coulter attacks Paul for a variety of his pro-freedom positions. In this column, however, I’ll focus only on her wildly inaccurate claims about how marriage is a 'legal construct' and how every good American should insist that government maintain its death grip on the institution. She denounces Ron Paul for his insistence that marriage should not be controlled by government and that people should be free to contract with whomever they choose. Coulter of course insists that marriage should be socialized, regulated and controlled by government."

All Roads Lead To Obama’s Bedroom | ATLAH Media Network

All Roads Lead To Obama’s Bedroom | ATLAH Media Network:

"All Roads Lead To Obama’s Bedroom"

Dr James Manning...

Revealed: Weiner’s In-Laws’ Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections

Revealed: Weiner’s In-Laws’ Secret Muslim Brotherhood Connections: "Was Huma Abedin — wife of Anthony Weiner and deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton — unaware that her mother was reported as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Did Western media miss what has been revealed in several Arab newspapers and left secret in American government circles?

Al-Liwa Al-Arabi (translated here) claims to have leaked an extensive list, partially published by Al-Jazeera and several other major Arab newspapers, that includes Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, in the Brotherhood’s secret women’s division — known as the Muslim Sisterhood or International Women’s Organization (IWO).

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ..."

Sarah Palin and the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy that is out to get her

Sarah Palin and the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy that is out to get her: "Around the time that President Clinton got into hot water with Monica Lewinsky in 1998, wife Hillary coined the phrase 'vast right-wing conspiracy' to denote the supposed nefarious, political forces that were determined to bring her husband down and cause him to leave office.

Personally I think Hillary was a bit off in her assessment of Clinton's enemies (personally I think Bill Clinton was his own worse enemy)but 13 years later I think we do have a vast right-wing conspiracy set up to derail the Presidential ambitions of Sarah Palin.

In the past I focused more on the Left and Obama and his war room and their evil use of Alinsky tactics to destroy and eliminate their enemies and their spouses (what Cheri Daniels was afraid of) but recently I believe the Left and Obama have their own problems to deal with like getting Obama re-elected despite falling poll numbers and decided to leave it in the hands of the Right, but giving the MSM and MSM pollsters free rein to help the Right anyway they can to dispatch Sarah Palin from the presidential battlefield.

I believe this vast right-wing conspiracy was probably hatched sometime"

Sidekick duties: Causing trouble for Obama critics

Sidekick duties: Causing trouble for Obama critics: "A radical leftist sidekick of Bill Bryan, aka 'PJ Foggy,' who writes Internet comments typically supporting Bryan on pro-Obama extremist websites such as Politijab.com and Fogbow.com is Kurt Coleman, who posts under the username 'Rikker.'

Among the claims by PJ Foggy and Rikker are that they have taken steps and have encouraged others to take steps to interfere with presidential eligibility litigation brought by attorney Orly Taitz and to abuse anti-Obama posters on Fox News host Greta Van Susteren's blog.

In a 2009 Internet post, Rikker identified himself as a male in his late 40s living in Florida, as seen here in Exhibit 1:"

If "Boots On The Ground" Is The Definition Of War, Then Why Did Obama Invoke The War Powers Res.?

If "Boots On The Ground" Is The Definition Of War, Then Why Did Obama Invoke The War Powers Res.?: "If the Obama administration's definition of war, as it pertains to Libya is having 'boots on the ground' there, then why did Obama cite/invoke the War Powers Resolution back in March, given that they say that we never had boots on the ground there, nor were going to?

Secondly, if Obama cited/invoked the War Powers Resolution because we would be hitting Libya with air strikes, and airstrikes/predator drones constitutes warfare (hence the need for Obama to invoke the WPR before attacking Libya), then we are still at war with Libya, and therefore after 90 days Obama will have to get Congressional approval to contine U.S military involvement, or else let the other coalition partners do all of the airstrikes."

Today's Toons 6/17/11

Today's Toons 6/17/11: "Today's Toons 6/17/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 6/17/11 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 4:55:39 AM by pookie18

Click on link."

Why Is Weiner’s Muslim Brotherhood Wife Not Resigning?

Why Is Weiner’s Muslim Brotherhood Wife Not Resigning?: "So, we essentially have a parent who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, and a daughter who holds an “important and sensitive position” in one of the highest echelons of the federal government. In this context, would it really be that out of line to suggest that the real scandal in the Weiner family has less to do with Anthony, and far more to do with his wife Huma and her apparent enabler, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? And just how much of an enabler? In 2008, Dr. Mumen Muhammad wrote about why Huma promised to stay with Clinton even if she were to lose the presidential nomination to Barack Obama:

Abedin assures in press releases of her continuance on the path with Hillary Clinton, even if Clinton failed as a candidate."

Muslim Woman Seeks to Revitalize the Institution of Sex-Slavery-[first] attack a Christian state

Muslim Woman Seeks to Revitalize the Institution of Sex-Slavery-[first] attack a Christian state: "Lastweek witnessed popular Muslim preacher Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini boast about how Islam allows Muslims to buy and sell conquered infidel women, so that “When I want a sex-slave, I go to the market and pick whichever female I desire and buy her.”

This week’s depraved anachronism comes from a Muslim woman—political activist and former parliamentary candidate for Kuwait’s government, Salwa al-Mutairi: She, too, seeks to “revitalize the institution of sex-slavery.”

A brief English summary appeared in the Kuwait Times (nothing, of course, in the MSM):"

$5 billion-a-year ethanol subsidy nearing its end? (Obama threatens a veto)

$5 billion-a-year ethanol subsidy nearing its end? (Obama threatens a veto): "The White House issued a statement saying it was against a full repeal of ethanol subsidies, indicating it could use its veto power if the amendment continued to advance in Congress.

'We need reforms and a smarter biofuels program, but simply cutting off support for the industry isn't the right approach,' said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ..."

'Suspicious device' found in car near Pentagon

'Suspicious device' found in car near Pentagon: "ARLINGTON, Va. — Authorities took one person into custody and closed roads around the Pentagon Friday after a 'suspicious device' was found in a car, NBC News reported.

One or two other suspects who 'fled the scene' on foot were being hunted by police, according to NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski.

Although it was not immediately clear what the device was, one official told NBC News that 'it looks like a bomb.'

The incident brought traffic to a standstill in the area.

NBCWashington.com reported that the suspicious vehicle was discovered on Washington Boulevard."

Issa asks THE question at 'gunwalker' hearing; anti-gunners scramble for excuses

Issa asks THE question at 'gunwalker' hearing; anti-gunners scramble for excuses:

"Indeed--what were they thinking? In yesterday's hearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Special Agent John Dodson (the first whistleblower to come forward publicly) and Special Agent Peter Forcelli made clear over and over again that the 'gunwalking' had no value as a law enforcement tool, and no conceivable chance of attaining any value. One example, as Dodson explains to Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT):

Chaffetz: I mean, what was the goal here?

Dodson: Sir, I can tell you what I was told. I was told that the goal is to ultimately target and bring an entire cartel to prosecution.

Chaffetz: How were they going to do that? The suspected cartels were in Mexico, were they not?

Dodson: Yes sir, they were. I have no idea how they planned to do that by this operation, or how it was designed to function.

And in fact, no one can adequately begin to explain (or, really, even inadequately explain) how this was supposed to work. The described plan is, as we've discussed before, a drug cartel-busting strategy equivalent of the Underpants

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ..."

“Why Aren’t You Speaking English?” A Texas Senator is receiving praise and criticism.

“Why Aren’t You Speaking English?” A Texas Senator is receiving praise and criticism.:

"During committee testimony this week in Austin, a Texas senator interrupted a Spanish speaker and telling him he should 'be speaking in English' during a committee hearing.

Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition was testifying against Senate Bill 9 that would help crack down on illegal immigrants in Texas. Aguirre spoke through an interpreter even though he had been in the U.S. since 1988.

Two minutes into Antolin Aguirre’s testimony, Sen. Chris Harris, a Republican from Arlington, interrupted asking Aguirre’s interrupter, 'Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?' Harris asked. 'Why aren’t you speaking in English then?'

(Excerpt) Read more at ktrh.com ..."