Acting AG Pulls an Obama

Whenever Barack Obama came across a law he didn’t like, he simply refused to enforce it, told relevant departments to ignore it, and instructed his yes-man at the DOJ (Holder and then Lynch) not to defend the law when the Social Justice Warriors he tweeted or texted about it brought a lawsuit against the USA.  Thereby the Left could change by Lawfare what Democrats didn’t have a chance in Hell of accomplishing in Congress.

Today, a Barack Obama appointed holdover at the DOJ is utilizing this tactic to undermine the United States government once again.  The Washington Post has some details about the soon-to-be unemployed liberal activist Sally Yates…

“Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend challenges to President Trump’s immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world, declaring in a memo Monday she is not convinced the order is lawful.”

She will be replaced in a matter of days by either another acting AG or Jeff Sessions, whose confirmation may come as soon as tomorrow.

Update, 2 hours later: As predicted, she’s been fired, and it happened in just a matter of hours rather than days.  Maybe she can now protest with Lena Dunham, or something equally unproductive yet liberal to the core.

 

The Fake Muslim Ban

Politicians, networks and newspapers worldwide are working overtime this weekend expressing fake moral outrage over a religious test for immigrants that does not exist.  They falsely claim President Trump has issued a  “Muslim Ban” when he has done no such thing.

President Trump put a temporary 90-day hold blocking all citizens of 7 Middle Eastern and African countries from entering the United States.  These are countries that the Obama administration identified as hotbeds of terrorism .  The “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” named Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 update added Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

President Trump also put an indefinite hold on people from Syria, as the country is in a state of civil war, with a failed government and no means to reliably verify citizens’ identities, much less their criminal history and background data.

Finally, all refugee resettlement to the United States has been temporarily suspended for 120 days and the refugee cap has been reset at 50,000 for the current fiscal year, an annual cap higher than it has been for most of the past 8 years.

These executive actions have been put in place to protect US citizens from terrorist attacks and to review and improve the vetting process for immigrants and refugees from countries with failed governments and prolific terrorist camps or activity.

While a majority of the citizens of the 7 blocked countries happen to be muslim, 90% of the world’s muslim population live in other countries that are not blocked, and they are welcome to apply for a US visa to visit, or immigrate.

The politicians and press haven’t honestly explained this, however, and instead falsely claimed there is a muslim ban.  Some of the weekend’s headlines displayed the fake news front and center:

  • Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban is Cowardly and Dangerous (New York Times)
  • Everything You Need to Know about Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ (Telegraph.co.uk)
  • Trump’s Muslim Ban: New York Muslims Grateful for Protests (Time Magazine)
  • Why Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Make Defeat of ISIS Harder (Forbes)
  • Trump’s Muslim Ban is a Dangerous Distraction (Al Jazeera)
  • Trump’s Muslim Ban is a Huge Gift to ISIS (Vox)

Politicians were out in force pushing the false narrative.  Take left-wing wanna-be DNC head Rep. Keith Ellison (D- MN) on Sunday’s CBS program “Face the Nation.”  Ellison said, “You know what, we never have had a religious-based ban before. This is a Muslim ban and they can’t deny it is a Muslim ban.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer (D- NY) made a concerted effort to display tears for the cameras at a press conference he called Sunday, in which he claimed he was named after Ellis Island, and then choked with theatrical emotion over his erroneous assertion that “this executive order was mean spirited and un-American.”

Did Schumer get all weepy and declare that Barack Obama’s six-month ban on citizens from muslim-majority Iraq in 2011 was mean spirited and un-American?  No, he did not.

Can you say hypocrisy?

Gallup – Nixon More Popular Than Obama

No matter how many complimentary stories and remarks the press made about Obama, no matter how many unearned awards he was presented (or decided to give himself), Americans weren’t impressed.  They just weren’t that into him.

Per Gallup, Barack Hussein Obama had a lower average approval than Richard Nixon!  And this has to hurt…  even George W. Bush had a higher approval than Barack.

In fact, only three presidents scored lower than Obama.

 

The lapdog media loved Obama and tried to convince the world that the public did, too. It didn’t work.

Liberals Display “Tolerance” with Violence & Destruction

Liberal “progressives” displayed their oft-boasted about tolerance for all yesterday in Washington, D.C. by

  • blocking traffic,
  • hurling smoke bombs,
  • destroying private property,
  • smashing Starbucks windows,
  • attacking inauguration ticket-holders,
  • setting trashcan fires,
  • burning an unknown victim’s limosine,
  • and even smashing up Maury Povich’s car.

Police arrested over 200.

It was just liberals being liberals…

Obama Tells Whoppers on Voter Fraud

At the final press conference of his presidency Wednesday,  Barack Obama reminded Americans why we voted to end his policies.  From conflating “who we are as a country” with his ideology, to using his morally challenged views to redefine what is “the right thing to do,” Obama displayed how out-of-touch he remains to this day.

Then, referring to voter ID requirements he said,  “The reason we are the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote is that it traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery.”

As usual when Mr. Obama speaks, the exact opposite is true.  The United States is actually one of the very few developed countries left in the world that does not require proof of identity to vote.  Even Mexico requires voter ID.  And requiring ID is not a barrier to voting- more minorities voted in the past two elections at districts requiring ID than did before ID rules were put in place.

Obama’s claim to the contrary is racist, as he implies minorities are incapable of securing government-issued ID, identification that is required to get a job, buy cigarrettes, cash a check, purchase alcohol, enter government buildings, board an airplane and apply for federal benefits.  How dare Barack Obama imply that minorities are somehow inferior to everyone else in the country!

But the liar in chief wasn’t finished.  “This whole notion of voting fraud—this is something that constantly has been disproved. This is fake news. The notion that there are a whole bunch of people out there who are going out there and not eligible to vote and want to vote. We have the opposite problem. We have a whole bunch of people who are eligible to vote who don’t vote. And so the idea we put in place the idea of a whole bunch of barriers to people voting doesn’t make sense.”

Remember Melowese Richardson, the “Obama Lady”? The veteran Cincinnati poll worker proudly boasted on national TV that she had “voted twice in last November’s (2012) presidential election. She was charged with repeatedly voting illegally over three elections using the names of others, including her sister who has been in a coma for a decade.”

She was found guilty of multiple counts of voter fraud and sentenced to 5 years, but thanks to the Obama system of Injustice, Ms Richardson was released after just one year, in time to be invited onstage for another Democrat fundraiser!

According to the Pew Charitable Trust, one in eight voting records in the country is inaccurate, due to bad information, addresses, etc. The 2012 study also found that nearly 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.

There are dead folks voting in multiple elections after their demise in Colorado, such as “Sara Sosa who died in 2009 (and) cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.”

Illegal aliens are registered to vote, an additional crime as they are not citizens.  Kelly Riddell at the Washington Times   reported this daunting finding:

A study by the watchdog Public Interest Legal Foundation found in just eight Virginia counties, 1,046 alien non-citizens successfully registered to vote. These aliens were only accidentally caught because when they renewed their driver’s license they self-reported, telling authorities they were a non-citizen. This study doesn’t even include the metropolises of Fairfax County and Arlington.

In Miami two women were arrested last year for election fraud, one of whom was opening mailed-in ballots and changing the votes, the other submitting fraudulent registrations.

In Virginia, “Harrisonburg officials and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter registration fraud after officials say almost 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.”

Democrats were filmed coaching people how to disenfranchise citizens by casting fraudulent votes just a few months back.  They even admitted on film to voter fraud going back fifty years.

While Barack Obama falsely claims ID laws are racist and have nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the vote, it is Obama who is being racist and voter fraud happens on a regular basis.  Yet again, we have proved his words are lies.

America Fundamentally Rejected Obama’s Values

Contrary to Barack’s claim to the contrary at his (finally) last ever press conference today, the American people have rejected his twisted immoral “values” and declared they want serious changes.

Obama repeatedly stated during the presidential campaign that it would be a personal insult if people did not vote for Hil-LIAR-y Clinton, as a vote for Clinton was a vote for the continuation of his policies… an effective 3rd term.  The people gave Obama the finger, and gave the self-envisioned political “elite” the finger as well, voting instead for a man who promised to drain the corrupt swamp that is Washington, D.C.

Not only did America fundamentally reject the values of Obama and the liberal progressives, citizens overwhelmingly declared that he did a terrible job as president.  In a report released this month by Gallup, Mr. Obama received a scathing review.

Out of 19 policy issues, the American public told Gallup that this president has only achieved to improve 4 areas.  FOUR!

Americans state America has gotten worse under Obama’s administration in race relations, the gap between rich and poor, the situation for blacks, terrorism, immigration, the federal debt, crime, and the position of the US in the world,  and six others.

The four areas his administration made a positive impact according to America?  The situation for lesbian and gay people, energy, climate change and the economy (for pumping the stock market into a huge bubble).

No police officers will be sad to see Mr. Obama leave, either, says the leader of National Police Organizations.

 

 

John McCain Needs a Mental Health Evaluation

Public Safety Notice!

Senator John McCain is unfit for office, and should be receiving mental health care to alleviate what must be dementia or some other mind-altering medical issue, considering the $700 billion Defense budget he says we need next year.  That’s just for starters, though, as he wants to keep ramping it up till it exceeds $800 billion in 2022.

$800 BILLION?  Hold on there, skippy.  We weren’t even spending that kind of cash when the United States was fighting two wars and fielding over 294,000 warriors in Iraq, Afghanistan and other random hot spots around the world in 2008.  The United States Department of Defense budget didn’t even hit $700 billion that year!

Considering we are no longer fighting two simultaneous land wars, the budget should return to the more reasonably obscene level of $335 billion we had budgeted  in 2001… you know, before the two simultaneously fought land wars.

Among the aging Senator McCain’s ailments is the Washington, D.C. disease known as baseline budgeting, where politicians take current year spending levels as a starting point, never go lower, and instead add as much as they possibly can, each and every year, no matter what changes… like no longer fielding 300,000 troops in active wars.

McCain is well known as a warmonger, and is likely dreaming of invading Russia, China and North Korea all at the same time.  Lucky for us, he won’t see that happen, nor will he get his pipedream budget.

Angry Old Coot

The octogenarian owned 8 properties worth $11 million in 2008, which he purchased after enriching himself on the U.S. taxpayers’ teat.  It would be best for all involved that Mr. McCain quietly sell off a few to seek solace and medical treatment at one of the many fantastic retirement homes in the great state of Arizona, the state he was supposed to represent for the past few decades.  He failed miserably.  The vortex and crystal energies in Sedona might be especially beneficial for the angry old coot.  The governor can easily find a better candidate to look after the interests of the United States citizens of Arizona.

Rep. John Lewis Lied

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told NBC last weekend he will skip the Trump inauguration because he doesn’t see the president-elect as a “legitimate president.”

“I don’t plan to attend inauguration. It will be the first one I miss since I’ve been in Congress,” Lewis blatantly lied.

Not true, Mr. Lewis, not true at all.  Why lie about something so easy to verify?

As noted in the Washington Post on January 21, 2001, Representative John Lewis (D) stayed home in Atlanta to boycott the inauguration of George W. Bush because, you guessed it, he didn’t consider Bush to be the legimately elected president.

What a hack!

 

Obama’s Chief of Staff Must Be High (Obama too)

“I will say that the thing I’m most proud of, Jake, is an administration now acknowledging that we will have 6 days left or 5 days left, that has been historically free of scandal,” McDonough told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The man must be taking some very strong drugs.  That is the only acceptable excuse to tell such an outrageous lie.

Just a few of the Obama administration scandals in no particular order off the top of my head:

  1. Making endless Pigford Payoffs;
  2. Gunrunning aka Operation Fast and Furious;
  3. Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress;
  4. Weaponizing the IRS to target conservative organizations;
  5. Seizing Associated Press phone records;
  6. Accessing phone and email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen;
  7. Unconstitutional NSA mass surveillance of American citizens without a warrant;
  8. SCOTUS unanimously ruling against more than a dozen of Obama’s unconstitutional actions, and unanimously ruling against his administration a record 44 times;
  9. Hillary Clinton losing $6 BILLION of State Department funds;
  10. Solyndra and countless other Stimulus package waste, thefts, kickbacks and cronyism;
  11. Trading 5 top Taliban commanders for traitor Bowe Bergdahl;
  12. Veterans Affairs Death List scandal, ongoing to this day;
  13. Bombing Libya in an undeclared war in violation of the War Powers Act while claiming the UN gave him authority;
  14. Surrendering to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and providing them with billions to continue status as a state sponsor of terrorism;
  15. Declaring a “red line” in Syria and subsequently failing to act as Syria uses chemical weapons for the next few years;
  16. Punishing veterans with “Barry-cades” to block access to monuments during the government shutdown he caused;
  17. Turning the Colorado Day-Glo orange with pollution via the EPA’s disastrous mine flush;
  18. Ignoring an act of war as China hacked 22 million background checks from the OPM;
  19. Terence Flynn forced to resign from the National Labor Relations Board for serious ethical violations;
  20. Head of the General Services Administration fired two top GSA officials and then resigned herself after it leaked that $822,000 had been spent in Las Vegas on a four-day bash for 300 GSA employees.
  21. Abandoning Americans to die at the Benghazi Special Mission, Libya;
  22. Trying to redefine the 2,000 year old worldwide definition of marriage;
  23. Droning American citizens without due process, aka murder;
  24. Threatening to take federal funds away from schools unless they allow men into the girls’ showers, locker rooms and bathrooms;
  25. And because my fingers are getting tired, we’ll just end it here with Barack Obama’s notorious LIE OF THE YEAR: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

Barack Obama is also apparently back on the choom (his word for the marijuana he habitually and illegally smoked growing up, by his own admission).  That, or he’s trying his hand at revising history yet again. “I’m extremely proud of the fact that over eight years we have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations,” he falsely claimed last month.

Stoner in Chief

The man has no shame.  Nor do the sycophants he employs as his echo chamber.

***UPDATE*** Here’s a video of the jackass (Obama) trying to pass off the lie one final time in his last televised interview before mandatory retirement.

Washington Post Reporter Triples Down on Fake News

It is common knowledge among firearms owners that reporters are famously ignorant about firearms.  The media displays this ignorance in almost every print article and televison story they produce.  Failure to understand the difference between a semi-automatic and a selective fire (fully automatic) weapon is probably tied with the confusion  between a clip and a magazine as the most common error put forth by the press.

A reporter named Michael Rosenwald at the Washington Post has created a new standard in misreporting, elevated to the level of full-on fake gun news.  Mr. Rosenwald falsely claims that the .22LR round, the smallest and weakest commercially produced round in existence, is in fact a “high-powered rifle round”.

Excuse me.  I had to stop typing as a slow chuckle developed into a full belly laugh, and then grew to a roar.

When a number of better informed individuals confronted Mr. Rosenwald on Twitter about his factual misstatement, he went on a rant, doubling and tripling down on his error, coupled with some rather poor attempts at mocking those who corrected him.

Let’s simply review the facts.  To begin, a little firearms terminology 101.  A bullet or round is the metal projectile that is forced through the barrel of a firearm by the explosive pressure of expanding gases, and which flies through the air until it strikes an object or falls to the ground as a result of gravity and the laws of physics.  A cartridge consists of a metal casing packed with propellant and a primer, and into which the base of bullet is inserted and secured such that the tip of the bullet remains visible.

The .22LR cartridge was introduced in 1887.  It is a rimfire cartridge (a rim strike ignites the primer) that can be fired from a pistol or a rifle. The Federal 40 grain .22LR, as an example, exits the muzzle of your rifle or pistol at 1080 feet per second and delivers 104 foot/pounds of force at the moment it is fired.  Both the speed at which any round travels and the force it delivers degrade over space and time.  A .22LR round is generally effective for small game such as rabbits and squirrels, or target shooting at a maximum range of 50 to 100 yards.

Not very powerful, Mr. Rosenwald, and the reason the .22LR is the caliber of choice to teach children firearm safety and introduce them to target shooting.

Most ammunition manufactured and used today is centerfire rather than rimfire, as rimfire cartridge walls are too thin to handle the high pressures created by modern gunpowder loads. Higher pressure translates into greater power, or in other words, pressure creates more energy to deliver the round (bullet) to the target at a higher velocity.

The 5.56 cartridge used by the US military in the ubiquitous and scary black rifles (officially called M-4’s and M-16’s) is significantly more powerful than the .22LR, yet was designed to injure rather than kill enemies on the battlefield, and is appropriate for medium-sized game such as coyote.  As an example, the 62 grain Federal XM855 Green Tip used by the US military and available for commerical purchase (5.56 ammo is incidentally the most popular rifle ammunition in the USA) leaves the muzzle of a rifle barrel at 3020 feet per second, and at that moment delivers 1255 foot pounds of force.  It is therefore approximately 3 times as fast and has 12 times the energy of Mr. Rosenwald’s pea shooter.  The 5.56 also has an effective range of over 500 yards.

5.56 … .22LR … Quarter

The 5.56 round is heavier and will travel further and faster than the .22LR, delivering significantly more destructive force and definitely “high-powered” in comparison, yet it is only considered an “intermediate-powered” round, and is easily bested by your average deer hunting rifle, which fires a .308 or 30-06.  These rounds are about 3 times as heavy and travel almost as fast as the 5.56, AND have just under 3,000 impressive foot punds of force behind them, legitimately qualifying them as “high-powered rifle rounds”.

It is blatantly obvious at this point that Mr. Rosenwald did not complete the research required to intelligently and accurately discuss high-powered rifle rounds.  We sincerely hope that the press in general and Mr. Rosenwald in particular conduct better research in the future, so as to avoid making embarrassing factual errors whilst speaking about firearms.

Coincidentally, it is after all the media’s job to inform, rather than misinform the public.