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Was El Chapo among the beneficiaries of Obama’s Fast & Furious?

mg_chapo_guns_compOriginally posted at American Thinker

Earlier this month, after eluding police since last summer, in Los Mochis, Mexico, drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was finally apprehended.  During a raid of the hideout where the world’s most notorious drug lord hid for six months, authorities found a .50 caliber high-powered rifle with a serial number that traced back to none other than Barack Obama, the U.S. Justice Department, and an ATF overseen by former attorney general Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation.

Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news, but the guy responsible for El Chapo being in possession of such a dangerous weapon is the same person currently demonizing the NRA and looking for ways to frustrate the Second Amendment right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms.

Dubbed “Fast and Furious,” the failed sting operation Obama kept going, which started as “Operation Wide Receiver” in 2006 and was abandoned by Bush, involved federal agents allowing licensed firearms dealers in Phoenix-area shops to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping that after they were sold, authorities could track the arms to Mexican drug cartel leaders like El Chapo and arrest them.

Instead, the ATF lost track of most of what was sold.

The irony is that under the guise of wanting to track guns to Mexico, America’s anti-gun evangelist put 2,000 weapons in the hands of criminal drug cartels.  In turn, rather than the president’s original goal being accomplished, violent chaos ensued when munitions were made available to some very bad people.

In 2010, after Obama’s guns hit the streets of Mexico, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with a “Fast and Furious” weapon.  The following year, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata also fell victim.

Five years later, Nadir Hamid Soofi, one of two armed terrorists, the other being Elton Simpson, showed up at a Garland, Texas Mohammed cartoon contest to avenge Allah’s honor with a  “Fast and Furious” gun.  Thankfully, an armed traffic cop killed the two ISIS sympathizers, both of whom arrived at the event wearing body armor, before they could kill any infidels.

Judging from the events in Garland, Texas, and the fact that thousands of intruders have successfully crossed the border illegally, surely more than a single “Fast and Furious” gun has been smuggled from Mexico back into the U.S.

And while purely conjecture, one can’t help but wonder whether the “stolen federal agent’s gun” Juan Francisco López-Sánchez allegedly used to kill Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco might also have a serial number the president would rather keep secret.

Let’s face it: the chance that a 5x-deported illegal felon could happen upon a federal agent’s stolen .40 caliber handgun, under a bench, wrapped in a T-shirt, is a whole lot less credible than an illegal border-jumper managing to procure a “Fast and Furious” special on one of his round trips.

But that’s not all.  Thanks to “Fast and Furious” and a president convinced that law and order are somehow accomplished by treating villains as more trustworthy than the law-abiding, the Mexican people have also suffered greatly.

For example, in 2010, 14 teenagers near Ciudad Juárez were murdered at a party, shot by La Línea assassins, who came armed to the festivities with Obama-provided guns.  There’s also Mexican lawyer Mario González Rodríguez.  In 2011, before being murdered with a gun walked over the border and dumped in a shallow grave, Rodríguez was tortured for weeks by members of El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel.

Beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez was also a victim.  Ms. Gamez was used as a human shield during a shootout between cops and drug-runners.  The gun found lying next to her corpse belonged to the latter group and was gifted compliments of Eric Holder and Barack Obama, both of whom, to this day, accept zero responsibility for all the bloodshed.

Now it’s 2016, and Americans find out that after five of El Chapo’s men were killed in a raid where Guzmán was finally captured, serial numbers on high-powered weapons with Barack Obama’s fingerprints all over them were found inside the hideout.

So it appears as if the president on a mission to educate the illiterate on gun safety also provided the most notorious and deadly drug lord on the planet with a rifle capable of stopping a car or taking out a helicopter.

Worse than that, when not working hard to restrict the sale of firearms, Obama, the one who lost track of 1,400, or 70%, of the 2,000 guns he purposely allowed to be walked across the border into Mexico, is reassuring Americans that he can properly vet the 250,000 ISIS-infiltrated refugees he plans on walking into this country.

HE STRIKES AGAIN: Barack ‘Ohbee-Guynee’ Obama

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Announcing Eric Holder’s departure from his position as attorney general, President Barack Obama of “corpse-man” fame mentioned the AG’s wife, his “good friend” Dr. Sharon Malone. Dr. Malone, who is partial owner of an abortion clinic along with an indicted abortionist in Georgia, according to Barack, the “smartest guy in the room”, is also an “ohbee-guynee”.

As everyone knows, when he’s not gracing the “57 States” of America with his genius and geographical knowledge, the ohbee-guynee mispronunciator directs his all-encompassing expertise toward restructuring America’s healthcare system. So who better than Barack Obama would know how to articulate the actual abbreviated name of a type of doctor who attends to lady parts and defies Planned Parenthood by delivering the babies who – no thanks to Obama – successfully make it out of the womb alive?

Genital-themed mispronunciation is habitual coming from this man. One time the president actually called the Choctaw Nation the – ahem – “cock-taw-nation.”

What happens when Obama accompanies his wife on her annual “ohbee-guynee” exam? Does he confuse the words on the anatomical chart with the doctor’s name and call the attending physician Dr. O’Vary?

Regrettably, Teleprompters do not provide diction assistance. That’s why, when he was in Tanzania in 2013, Obama mangled French President Francois Hollande‘s name. Obama chose to say Hollande in what he obviously thought was the exotic French way, “oo-lawn”, which is similar to how one pronounces “oolong”, as in oolong tea – instead of the more respectful, reality-based French way, “oh-lond”.

But Francois shouldn’t feel bad, because Barry couldn’t even get his “great friend” New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s name right. Even though Gillibrand is pronounced with a soft g, as in JILL-i-brand, her good buddy Obama said the name of the woman Harry Reid referred to as the “hottest member” of the Senate with a hard “g”. as in fish gills.

Being an Obama, the president is probably big on the letter “O.” It’s either that or when he was in the State of Washington after the mudslide his stomach was growling because he mispronounced the town of Oso as “Osso,” as in Osso Buco, a fabulous Italian dish that features slow-cooked veal shanks.

Although he is seen as a tireless champion for the poor, at Michigan State University the always-relatable Obama mispronounced ramen noodles, calling them “rah-men”. On the other hand it’s pretty safe to assume that Barack Obama wouldn’t need coaching on how to pronounce Wagyu (Wag-you), as in $100-per-pound Wagyu beef.

Either way, as America now totters on the precipice of a potential pandemic, Obama, who claims to really be in touch with the situation, actually mispronounced the name of the deadly Ebola virus, calling it “Ebolee,” which rhymes with “baloney”.

But mock thee not, because according to Nancy Pelosi, Obama is renowned for his unmatched brilliance and is considered by her, a woman whose upper lip regularly gets caught on her caps, to be “completely eloquent”.

Hence, the only explanation for all these verbal distortions must be that Barack Obama is ahead of the linguistic curve. Who knows, he could very well be the only one in the world who, instead of our dreadfully ordinary “Pack-i-stan”, pronounces Pah-kee-stahn correctly.

Eric Holder May Be Departing After All!

HolderOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Just days after Attorney General Eric Holder informed states with laws against gay marriage that they didn’t have to obey those laws, the Constitutional critic found himself hospitalized for “faintness and shortness of breath.”

At a meeting of senior Department of Justice staff, where the discussion probably revolved around how to come up with more ways to flout the law, Mr. Holder started experiencing “symptoms.” Lucky for Eric, he was close to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where, “as a precaution,” the attorney general was taken for further evaluation.

Quite unlike the justice system and the US Constitution, after being rushed to the hospital the AG, who was in good condition, rested comfortably.  According to reports, he spent the time at the hospital alert and conversing with his doctor.  Attorney General Eric Holder got to enjoy the benefits of the type of healthcare millions of faint Americans gasping for air on stretchers will no longer have access to.

Luckily, Mr. Holder was not in Georgia at the time of his health scare. Although Georgia is the only other place he’d be looked after just as well: Eric could have been rushed to Old National Gyn. There his “faintness and shortness of breath”would have been attended to by friends in the abortion clinic that his wife Sharon Malone is part owner of.

After all, it’s never too late to be aborted!

Unfortunately, indicted abortionist OB/GYN Tyrone Cecil Malloy who, in addition to aborting babies, was responsible for killing an abortion patient and who faces charges for Medicaid fraud, wouldn’t have been available to assist in caring for Eric Holder.

So it’s just as well the AG was in Washington DC when he fell ill.

Eric Holder was eventually released and spent the evening resting at home.

Let’s face it – Eric was quite fortunate in many ways. For example, he was in close proximity to a well-staffed, top-shelf hospital.

On the other hand, Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were not as fortunate. Both agents were shot to death with “Fast and Furious” arms provided to Mexican drug cartels by Eric and the unjust Justice Department, and bled to death in the desert.

Nonetheless, despite the controversy swirling around his multitude of scandalous Justice Department decisions, Eric Holder has reassured naysayers that he, with Barack Obama’s hearty ‘Amen,’ is “staying on.”

As of today, AG Holder has no plans on going anywhere anytime soon. Unless of course this second bout of  “faintness and shortness of breath” indicate that he may be going somewhere soon.

And if he is, nothing that he or Obama has to say about where he’s going will impact Eric Holder’s untimely departure.

Eric Holder May Be Departing After All!

HolderOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Just days after Attorney General Eric Holder informed states with laws against gay marriage that they didn’t have to obey those laws, the Constitutional critic found himself hospitalized for “faintness and shortness of breath.”

At a meeting of senior Department of Justice staff, where the discussion probably revolved around how to come up with more ways to flout the law, Mr. Holder started experiencing “symptoms.” Lucky for Eric, he was close to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where, “as a precaution,” the attorney general was taken for further evaluation.

Quite unlike the justice system and the US Constitution, after being rushed to the hospital the AG, who was in good condition, rested comfortably.  According to reports, he spent the time at the hospital alert and conversing with his doctor.  Attorney General Eric Holder got to enjoy the benefits of the type of healthcare millions of faint Americans gasping for air on stretchers will no longer have access to.

Luckily, Mr. Holder was not in Georgia at the time of his health scare. Although Georgia is the only other place he’d be looked after just as well: Eric could have been rushed to Old National Gyn. There his “faintness and shortness of breath”would have been attended to by friends in the abortion clinic that his wife Sharon Malone is part owner of.

After all, it’s never too late to be aborted!

Unfortunately, indicted abortionist OB/GYN Tyrone Cecil Malloy who, in addition to aborting babies, was responsible for killing an abortion patient and who faces charges for Medicaid fraud, wouldn’t have been available to assist in caring for Eric Holder.

So it’s just as well the AG was in Washington DC when he fell ill.

Eric Holder was eventually released and spent the evening resting at home.

Let’s face it – Eric was quite fortunate in many ways. For example, he was in close proximity to a well-staffed, top-shelf hospital.

On the other hand, Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were not as fortunate. Both agents were shot to death with “Fast and Furious” arms provided to Mexican drug cartels by Eric and the unjust Justice Department, and bled to death in the desert.

Nonetheless, despite the controversy swirling around his multitude of scandalous Justice Department decisions, Eric Holder has reassured naysayers that he, with Barack Obama’s hearty ‘Amen,’ is “staying on.”

As of today, AG Holder has no plans on going anywhere anytime soon. Unless of course this second bout of  “faintness and shortness of breath” indicate that he may be going somewhere soon.

And if he is, nothing that he or Obama has to say about where he’s going will impact Eric Holder’s untimely departure.

Bank Robber in an Obama Mask! What’s the Problem?

obama3-e1379001902790-300x157Originally posted on The Blacksphere

In Merrimack, New Hampshire, bank robber John Griffin Jr. paid the President of the United States a very high compliment.

John put on a Barack Obama mask, a suit coat, a tie and jeans (not Mom jeans), and headed over to Daniel Webster Highway to rob a Bank of America, which in itself was a patriotic choice of banks to rob.

Mr. Griffin was in possession of a loaded gun when arrested. After being charged with robbery, John was put in jail and is presently being being held on a $75K bond. Obviously, John doesn’t have the $75K, not only because if he had the money he wouldn’t be robbing a bank, but also because the guy he dressed up like has his and everyone else’s money.

Wait! Why would Mr. Griffin be arrested?  He was just doing what President Obama does, which is to pilfer from the American people. Barack Obama set the example; if a person is in need of some cash, and it happens to belong to someone else, don’t hesitate, go take it!

Not only that, but the Bank of America should have been more open to the president’s suggestion and ‘shared the wealth’ with Mr. Griffin.

As for the mask, maybe John felt if he could trick the tellers into believing he was really Barack Obama they would have gladly handed over the money without an argument.

As for the gun, Griffin probably figured if Eric Holder and Barack Obama are cool with drug cartels in Mexico waving American-provided weaponry around, why would it be a problem if a guy from New Hampshire had a gun in his hand when emulating President Obama stealing people’s money?

Barack Obama, demonizes evil banks, robs the American people of every cent they have, and gives guns to drug cartels. Then, an American citizen imitates the president and robs an evil bank with a gun that’s a whole lot less intimidating than an AK-47 – and he’s arrested?

This has got to be some kind of terrible misunderstanding!

‘Better Angel’ Obama Incites More Turmoil

imagesOriginally posted at American Thinker blog

Whenever Barack Obama “expands on [his] thoughts a little bit,” America is in for an eye-opener, which is exactly what happened when he recently crashed a press briefing to comment on the George Zimmerman trial.

Exposing his true colors, the president extended condolences to the Martin family and completely ignored the Zimmerman family, which has also endured considerable pain during what Obama admitted was a “tragic situation.”

Much like Michelle personalizing the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago, Barack Obama took the opportunity to make Trayvon Martin’s death about – you guessed it – Barack Obama. Exhibiting the height of narcissistic self-absorption, the president, having previously suggested that he could be Trayvon’s father, on this occasion declared that he could be Trayvon Martin himself.

Barack Obama takes responsibility for nothing. So rather than censure a rap culture or a political party that has cultivated a caustic mindset in black youth, again the president sought out scapegoats for the irate response he and other race-baiters are subtly encouraging in the black community.  Working hard to make sure bad memories linger, Obama blamed “a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away” for the agitated race-focused response to the not-guilty verdict.

Obama felt obliged to mention African-American men being followed in department stores, hearing “locks click on the doors of cars” when on the street, and getting wary reactions from women who “clutch their purses nervously” when riding in an elevator with a male person of color. Mr. Obama must be unaware that being alone in an elevator with a strange man, black or white, makes most women, black or white, feel uncomfortable.

The president claimed that before he was a Senator, he was racially profiled based on the color of his skin. Seeing as how Barry Soetoro’s race is unchanged, maybe it was the cloud of choom smoke surrounding him that singled him out.

Nonetheless, sounding almost like he was proposing leveling the playing field by way of some sort of legal affirmative action, the president said that “there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws — everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws.”

Elucidating that point, the president acknowledged that African-American boys like Trayvon Martin are “disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence,” which he insinuated “is born out of a very violent past in this country.”

Before Obama implied that there was “no context” for Trayvon’s death, he did admit that the African-American community understands that “somebody like Trayvon Martin was statistically more likely to be shot by a peer than…by somebody else.”

However, this was right before assuming that if a white teen was afraid of being homosexually raped by a “creepy ass cracka” and demonstrated that fear by straddling and pummeling the presumed rapist about the head, the scenario would have resulted in hugs and a beer summit.

And while everything Obama said up to that point was disturbing, what followed was downright terrifying, because whenever the president poses the question “Where do we take this?” the answer never seems to be beneficial to life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness.

Two potential fixes: federal government intrusion in the form of Eric ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder “reviewing what happened down there,” (meaning Florida of course, not Mexico), and Obama bouncing ideas off his staff (which means Valerie Jarrett).

For starters, one suggestion is federal/DOJ intrusion into local- and state-level law enforcement procedures. Touting one plan, Obama boasted: “When I was in Illinois, I passed racial profiling legislation,” which collected “data on traffic stops and the race of the person who was stopped,” and trained police departments “how to think about potential racial bias.”

From there, he segued into condemning stand-your-ground laws and asked if America is “sending a message …that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation.” In other words, the president supports Holder’s “duty to retreat” posture which, had the Union taken that advice during the Civil War, would mean that Barack Obama might not be in a position today to be addressing such topics.

Obama mentioned his own naïveté about the “prospects [for] some grand, new federal program,” his own “convening power,” the gathering together of (liberal-minded) “business leaders and local elected officials and clergy and celebrities [like Eva “Brainstormer” Longoria] and athletes,” to contribute better ways to help “young African-American men feel that… they’ve got pathways and avenues to” become president… er…”succeed.”

America’s first African-American president then put his own historical presidency aside when he asked, “Is there more that we can do to give [young black men] the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them?”

After America has spent 40 years allowing feminism to emasculate all boys, regardless of color, maybe the President should propose caring about and investing in every American boy.

Following the heaping on of guilt, condemnation, and racial polarization, the president admitted that with a racially-sensitive eye, he observes Malia and Sasha s’ relationships with white friends and has concluded that “they’re better than we are — they’re better than we were — on these issues.”

And this from a man who asked America a self-righteous question that he should’ve been asking himself: “[a]m I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?  Am I judging people as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin, but the content of their character?”

Before wrapping up his performance with his signature tactic of instantly excusing himself from the situation he’s just exploited by pretending his derisiveness was a “teachable moment,” the man with lots of ‘soul’ soullessly encouraged “soul-searching.”  However, this time, before vanishing again, the always-manipulative, always above-it-all Obama suggested encouraging the “better angels of our nature, as opposed to” what he does when he uses these “episodes to heighten divisions.”

Barack ‘Corleone’ Obama – the Boss of Bosses

CoreloenOriginally posted at The Blacksphere

Michael Corleone is the lead character in the The Godfather, a film trilogy based on the novel by Mario Puzo of the same name.

In the story, after the death of family boss, Don Vito Corleone, and the assassination of older brother Sonny, baby-faced, brainy Marine Michael was forced against his better judgment to ascend to the head of the powerful New York Mafia family.  The favored-son/war hero turned out to be a cold-blooded murderer determined, at all costs, to maintain power.

In one of the most memorable scenes in the film, while the protagonist’s henchmen are about the business of massacring the newly-installed Boss’s nemeses, an angelic Corleone stands in a church and vows to assume responsibility for his newborn nephew’s spiritual upbringing.

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In the real world, accusations are dogging Barack Obama’s beleaguered administration.

As a result, American politics are currently in a state of unrelenting tumult that resembles a Mafia turf war. Yet despite the many scandals that undeniably have Barack Obama’s thin-skinned, vindictive fingerprints all over them, the president’s upper lip and palms remain sweat-free and Obama’s perpetual smile projects a Michael Corleone-confident air of unflustered self-assurance.

Pundits seem convinced that the multi-tiered revelations of harassment, spying, cronyism, and discrimination are discrete incidents, all of which Obama’s envoys swear the president knew nothing about.

But, what is more likely is that all the scandals are a result of an individual in the highest echelons of power dispatching capo-style henchmen in the IRS, the EPA, the NSA, and the Department of Justice to do the dirty work of disposing those President Obama perceives as potential problems.

Hence, what America may be witnessing is the long-overdue demise of political Don Barack Obama for attempting to advance progressivism in the same manner Godfather Michael Corleone went about eradicating the Barzini family.

For four years Obama has comported himself in a manner similar to the cool, calculating Michael Corleone.  In the movie, while Michael piously recited the rite of Baptism in the Church of Saint Joachim and Anne, hellfire and brimstone were simultaneously raining down on his foes compliments of the dedicated foot soldiers he had dispatched

In the shadow of the baptistery a soulless Corleone mouthed the vow that he rejected the “glamour of evil” as well as “Satan and all of his works,” and did so knowing full well that the evil works of the devil were precisely the tactics he embraced.  It seems as though the more power Michael Corleone amassed, the higher the body count grew.

The Godfather’s award-winning cinematography provided moviegoers a potent juxtaposition of images that moved methodically between the sacrament of Baptism and the sacrament of slaughter. The film’s brutality visually conveyed the message that a power-hungry man has the capacity to assume the chameleon-like role of sainted godfather while secretly commanding the extermination of his rivals.

And isn’t that exactly what appears to be going on in America?

Apparently, behind the scenes, Barack Obama has been behaving like a Mafia boss attempting to overthrow the US government. Much like Michael Corleone, the president recited the Oath of Office, disingenuously vowed to uphold the US Constitution, and as we’ve come to find out, did so with about as much sincerity as Michael Corleone denouncing the works of Satan.

Don Obama views conservatives, tea party groups, pro-lifers, and even honest journalists as political enemies.

And so while feigning placidity, a ferocious Obama continues to fête world leaders, raise money for the DNC, bless Planned Parenthood, spout meaningless platitudes at memorials, and diabolically project a false humanity, like Michael Corleone assuming responsibility for his godson’s rite of passage into Christianity.

In addition, Obama quotes Scripture he doesn’t believe and cries over children whose lives he’d just as soon abort.

As the president’s agents of Constitutional mayhem dressed in the uniform of Attorney General, IRS Commissioner and Secretaries of the DHS and HHS go about eliminating the opposition, an engaging Obama smiles warmly, croons an Al Green verse or two here or there, and munches on corn dogs.

The problem is that sadly, what America is witnessing is neither a best-selling novel nor an Academy Award -winning movie. The man whose narcissistic personality makes it impossible for him to endure criticism or to allow his power base to be threatened is not a fictional character.

The smirking grin America is subjected to daily belongs to an actual person whose smug attitude confirms that somehow he feels justified dispatching high-class hoodlums to handle some of the more unpleasant aspects of his grand plan.

The truth is that the President views a large swathe of the nation in the same way the callous and cunning Michael Corleone viewed the other Dons he ordered his wise guys to snuff out.

Much like Michael Corleone’s goons shooting up Moe Green, under bosses Doug Schulman and Eric Holder stealthily target the First and Second Amendments and do it while the person who’s calling the shots publicly rebukes the malevolence exhibited by those to whom he’s secretly issued marching orders.

That’s why, as questions multiply and Congressional panels are established to address the imminent political blood bath, Barack Obama is looking more like the head of a crime family than an American president. And thus far, although he’s managed to remain largely unscathed, it’s becoming clearer that what’s really at the root of these scandals is a hypersensitive ideologue with an unquenchable desire to maintain and advance his power.

Thus, it’s safe to surmise that what America is witnessing is not a cosmic coincidence, but the revelation of a veritable scandal conglomerate.

And chances are, despite the smug confidence the president constantly exudes, it’s likely the driving force behind the outrageous injustices directed toward certain Americans is indeed a man with the ruthless bearing of Michael Corleone, politically executing whomever and whatever necessary to secure his position as America’s Godfather.

Seizing Hairdryers and Emancipating Aliens

Immigrants_Released_03b10-300x247Next time you’re in a large crowd or eating a powdered cruller at Dunkin Donuts, try not to think about the fact that there are people coming over the border or arriving through customs from Asia with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Moreover, when you’re at the mall and you see a nervous-looking Middle Eastern-type guy pacing around with a backpack, shoo it away from your mind and don’t let anything stand between you and that hot Aunt Annie’s pretzel you’ve had a hankering for.

Furthermore, when you realize that the President can’t figure out that there’s a big difference between releasing 1,000 immigrants a week for three weeks versus releasing a “few hundred” in a couple of weeks, don’t let that stop you from demonstrating “The Harlem Shake” on Face Time.

The concern here isn’t “the high prevalence of infectious diseases and increasing movement of people across the borders.” No, what takes precedence over the infiltration of foreign contagions is our government making sure the produce guy handling the tomatoes in the supermarket is free to pass along a  deadly super bug without fear of reprisal or deportation.

Read the rest of the article at The Blacksphere.net

 

‘Terror Tuesday’ and Targeting Terrorists

judge-jury-and-executioner-obama-drones-executioner-comingt-politics-1338929977-300x214Originally posted at The Black Sphere

An unnerved Greenwald described for readers a weekly scenario where “[t]he president’s underlings compile their proposed lists of whom they feel should be executed.”  Then, on “Terror Tuesday,” a “secret panel” convenes to watch Obama select those destined for death from a pile of “baseball cards.”

‘Dangerous Hairdryers’ and Self-protective Cutting Shears

shootervid3-620x345-220x220Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Last year, with the authorization of Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice, after thousands of “Fast and Furious” assault rifles wreaked mayhem on both the U.S. border and inside Mexico, the Obama administration commissioned Janet ‘Big Sis’ Napolitano to do whatever was necessary to help save American lives.

Soon thereafter, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, overseen by Secretary Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security, seized 13,000 “unsafe hair dryers” from blowing their way across the border.

Apparently, Mexican drug cartels entering the U.S. to buy illegal guns and Al Qaeda operatives infiltrating American soil are not the problem.  But hairdryers that “fail to have adequate immersion protection” — now that is a huge problem.

Fully aware that nervous citizens were grappling with hairdryer immersion concerns, the DHS reassured the public that “The potentially dangerous hair dryers were identified through a nationwide targeting operation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC).”

Well-coifed Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief. Thankfully, the government made sure that if one should decide to dry their hair in the bathtub, thanks to the efforts of attentive border agents there’s a good chance they won’t be electrocuted.

Now, a year later, after pulling the plug on a successful “dangerous hairdryer” crusade, Ms. Napolitano and company have embarked on a new venture: offering advice on how to stay alive if one is fortunate enough to have a job and a demented gunslinger decides to vent his anger in the workplace.

In an effort to save lives, the Department of Homeland Security, an agency that still hasn’t confiscated all the guns that were purposely walked across the border into Mexico, posted a government-produced video entitled “Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video.”

Excuse me, but that title just cries out for a DHS-style acronym, and is almost as ridiculous as the infamous DHS “man caused disaster” definition that the organization came up with for terrorism.

When overseeing the content of the video, Big Sis must have felt it was necessary for the narrator to explain to grown adults that an “active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people inside an occupied structure or outside in a populated area.”  What Janet forgot to mention was that “active shooters” attempt to kill people with guns.

Naturally, because the government objects to honest Americans citizens being armed and able to defend themselves, the DHS was forced to get creative when suggesting lifesaving options that should have also included: When making a business call, instead of looking for the donuts and coffee or scoping out the location of the bathroom, be on the lookout for an escape route and never sit with your back to the door.

On behalf of Barack Obama’s December 2012 “Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience” initiative, the deliberate tone of the narrator also suggests intuitive things like scurrying under a desk or conference room table; shutting off lights; closing blinds; trying not to sneeze or cough; and cell phone deactivation. The video also suggests locking and/or barricading oneself in an office; running for the stairwell; stepping over dead coworkers; and putting your hands in the air with fingers spread apart while passing the SWAT team on the way out of the building under siege.

According to the video, for lack of a legal firearm or a place to hide, victims have a better chance of survival if they attempt to “overpower the shooter with whatever means are available.”

DHS forgot to mention that Office Retaliation Options, or OROs, could also include even more creative defensive measures such as: Jamming chewing gum into the barrel of the gun; stapling the shooter’s feet to the floor; bludgeoning the aggressor with a fire extinguisher; asphyxiating the assailant with a baseball-size wad of Post-Its; using a letter opener as a stabbing implement; or better yet, slicing an assailant to ribbons with the pair of scissors depicted in the video being pulled from a disorganized desk drawer by a quick-thinking office worker under fire.

A word of caution for jujutsu experts defending themselves for the first time with office-supply-quality cutting shears: Just make sure the blades are not in the gunman’s jugular with your hand still on the handles.  Why? Because the video advises that when the cops arrive those wielding sharp objects must “Put down any items [and] immediately raise [their] hands,” lest they survive the gunman but lose their lives to an overenthusiastic first responder.

In the end, between Ms. Napolitano’s successful “dangerous hairdryer” endeavor last year and the lifesaving instructions for using scissors against an angry, gun-wielding former coworker on a rampage this year, the Department of Homeland Security’s information campaign is destined to save lives.

In the meantime, in the near future a taxpayer-funded “Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video Part. II” may be warranted to address a situation where a gunman attacks, oh, let’s say a beauty parlor. In that case, someone will need to provide step-by-step self-defense “options” for a hair stylist with only a “dangerous hairdryer” handy and no assault scissors within reach.

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