Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Why are so many anti-gun mayors criminals? Obama’s Deadbeat Auntie: “If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen.” Getting Rid Of Obama Republicans, Poor Jimmy - "Looking Eternity In The Face" - Democrats Hope Black Voters Will Save Them.” Negros Upset With Obama

Why are so many anti-gun mayors criminals? - Washington Examiner
"A federal judge...postponed ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s status conference on 19 fraud and tax evasion charges, Freep.com informs us.
[D]efense lawyers argued they needed more time to comb through a mountain of evidence that the government has compiled.
A whole mountain?

Kilpatrick, of course, has already been convicted and sentenced on other criminal charges, including obstruction of justice and probation violation.
In addition to being a former mayor, he was also a member of anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deceptively-named "Mayors Against Illegal Guns."
Deceptive? Well, yeah--with all the new edicts they're stumping for, it's clear their goal is to make more even guns "illegal," and control what you're "allowed" to own and under what conditions.
And Kilpatrick isn't the first lawbreaking coalition member wanting to impose disarmament laws on you. Not by a long shot.
And some of us have been documenting their criminal antics for some time.
For instance, there's the late Frank Melton of Jackson, MS, who, curiously, didn't think twice about violating "gun laws" himself. And more.
Then there was Larry Langford of Birmingham, sentenced to 15 years for bribery.
“I am sorry,” Langford said, “all this has occurred.”
Yeah, it just "occurred." Not "I'm sorry I did this"...
Or take Sheila Dixon of Baltimore--please! She put on a big media show "visiting the homes of gun offenders." She also helped herself to gift cards intended for the poor, and was convicted of embezzlement. Using terms like "badge of dishonor," the sentencing judge observed "“Simply put, Ms. Dixon leaves the office in total disgrace.” For her part, she complained about being "unjustly pursued for prosecution."
Anybody else noticing a pattern of self-entitlement and refusal to admit responsibility...? Isn't there a term for people like that?
Then there was Eddie Perez of Hartford, guilty of bribery. And Gary Becker of Racine, sentenced to three years for trying to have sex with with a minor.
Or Jeremiah Healey of Jersey City...let's see, obstructing justice, resisting arrest, nude and drinking on the porch, disorderly conduct...
“He seemed to feel very strongly that he was wronged. The judge felt differently.”
And let me not forget to give a special mention for my new pen pal, Portland Mayor Sam Adams...
So many control-challenged individuals with a compulsion to control the rest of us...it's hard to keep track of them all.

Until now.

Check out (and bookmark!) Gun Owners Against Illegal Mayors, a website dedicated to chronicling the misadventures of the official criminals for gun control cabal.


Obama’s Deadbeat Auntie Onyango: “I Didn’t Take Advantage of the System – The System Too Advantage of Me” (Video) - Gateway Pundit

“If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen.”


Culling The Herd Or Getting Rid Of Obama Republicans - Flopping Aces

Rinocanthropus types: Castle, Crist, and Murkowski, have been exposed, soundly defeated and yet they vow to fight on, not for just a forlorn hope, but to insure Democanthropus victories, so shallow is their loyalty to the Republicanthropus clan, and for no other reason than to show fealty to Homo Sapiens Obamignoblethropus, leader of the opposition who campaigned as a charismatic enigma, an extremely rare subspecies.


Looking Eternity In The Face - Wizbang

Anyone else wondering if Jimmy Carter recently got some bad news at the doctor's? Because his latest attempt to reform rewrite his personal history has a suspiciously "gotta tidy up loose ends while I still can" smell to it.

In his recent PR blitz, he's trying to rewrite the history books on his presidency and post-presidency into being... well, something less than a disaster.

Sorry, Jimmy. Too many of us lived through those years, and our memories don't quite match up with your little fantasy.

I have a special reason to resent this. One of the revisions Carter wants to push is that he tried, 30-odd years ago, to push for universal health coverage, but was stopped by Teddy Kennedy. It's been about a year since Teddy finally overpowered the astonishing preservative powers of alcohol and drove off The Final Bridge and plunged into The Pond Beyond, and I've been glad that his legacy is finally closed. To hear that he saved us decades of anguish by sabotaging Carter's plans (presumably to keep Carter weak for Ted's own abortion of a 1980 presidential run) bothers me. Plus, I simply don't believe it -- this was something Teddy championed all his life. To think that he would toss it aside in pursuit of an office he really didn't want to hold doesn't fit almost everything we know about him.

Carter's behavior after we (well, my elders -- I was too young to either vote for or against him) kicked him to the curb, though, has set the new standard for "worst ex-president." For several years, he was good enough to largely stick to the established model -- he wrote his book, lent his name to some good causes, built some houses for poor people, and mostly avoided the limelight. (Part of that, undoubtedly, was because he left such a stench of fail in his wake.) But after the freshness wore off the stink, he decided he missed the attention and power, and he shoved himself back on to the world stage.


Repairing the GOP’s relationship with the black community

A recent Washington Post headline says it all, “Democrats Hope Black Voters Will Save Them.”

As a black woman, this headline offends me. As a longtime political commentator and opinion writer, this headline gives me great fodder for play. As an American this headline alarms me.

Let me say this: just as we can count on night turning to day, or summer turning to fall, so too can black Americans count on the Democratic Party running election year scare tactics, race-baiting, and political shenanigans to scare black voters into turning out in large numbers to vote for Democrats. Black voters’ loyalty is demanded and expected regardless of whether their elected officials have worked in their best interests. The problem with this expected “reliability factor” is that it only runs one way. And that is not fair.


Disenchantment Among Black Voters - NYT - Bob Herbert

Mr. Obama, who usually goes out of his way to avoid overtly racial comments and appeals, made an impassioned plea during a fiery speech Saturday night at a black-tie event sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus. “I need everybody here,” he said, “to go back to your neighborhoods, to go back your workplaces, to go to the churches and go to the barbershops and go to the beauty shops. And tell them we’ve got more work to do.”

It’s no secret that the president is in trouble politically, and that Democrats in Congress are fighting desperately to hold on to their majorities. But much less attention has been given to the level of disenchantment among black voters, who have been hammered disproportionately by the recession and largely taken for granted by the Democratic Party. That disenchantment is likely to translate into lower turnout among blacks this fall.


Black Woman at Town Hall Meeting Tired of Defending President Obama


Why Corvettes Cost Less Than College - Rasmussen Reports

That was a pleasant stroll across the Ivy League campus of Brown University, in Providence, R.I. I saw the gardening crews, the maintenance trucks, the pricey restoration work on Faunce Arch. I passed the skating rink, the president's mansion and the new Department of Facilities Management building.

As I surveyed the handsome spread (tax-exempt, sadly), I wondered, "Is all this really necessary -- I mean -- for the education of these students?"

Such subversive thoughts are hardly original. "A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard," Herman Melville, the author of "Moby Dick," famously said over 150 years ago.

Bill Gates recently predicted: "Five years from now on the Web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university."

A year at a university costs an average $50,000, the Microsoft founder and Harvard dropout said last month. The Web can deliver the same quality education for $2,000.

Yet American colleges continue to float in the bubble of economic exceptionalism once occupied by Detroit carmakers. American median income has grown 6.5 times over the past 40 years, but the cost of attending one's own state college has ballooned 15 times. This kind of income-price mismatch haunted the housing market right before it melted down.

Tuition at the private University of Southern California has risen 360 percent since 1980, to $41,434 a year. At the University of Illinois, a state school, the annual tuition of $13,658 is six times that of 1980. These numbers are all adjusted for inflation and don't include room and board.

As the father of a student at Kenyon College told me, "It's like driving a new Corvette to Ohio every September, leaving the keys and taking the bus home."

American universities now rake in $40 billion a year more than they did 30 years ago. And most of that money isn't going for academics, according to Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus in their book, "Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It."

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