Judge Blasts DOJ, Threatens Sanctions For Lying About Holding Off On Immigration Actions: “Like An Idiot, I Believed You”

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U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville

 

Hat/Tip to Nickarama at WeaselZippers.

I’m wondering how far the Obama admin is going to push this judge…

A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program — and that he fell for it, “like an idiot.”

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The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts.

At issue is whether the DOJ misled the judge into believing that a plank of the Obama program — giving deportation reprieves to thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — would not go forward before he made a ruling on a request to halt it. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000 people three-year reprieves before that date and granted them work permits under the program.

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Eric Holder Used Fake Names On Official Government Email Accounts

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Eric Holder

 

Hat/Tip to Newsmax.

No, it’s not a private email server, he was using phony names on his official DOJ email account. Was it for security reasons, or was he up to no good? At this point in this administration, I don’t think there’s too many people out there who can trust this man.

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has maintained several government email accounts under aliases, according to Politico.

Revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal email account, rather than one maintained by the Department of State, for government business has raised concerns by lawmakers responsible for the agency’s oversight and advocates of governmental transparency.

Holder used a number of pseudonyms, including Henry Yearwood (a combination of family names) and David Kendricks (from two members of The Temptations), according to The Huffington Post. Since all were nonetheless official @usdoj.gov accounts, they are retained on government servers.

A Justice Department spokesman told Huffington that other Cabinet members have also used pen names and that Holder did so to enhance security and thwart efforts to flood his email account. DOJ staff responsible for responding to Freedom of Information requests are aware of the aliases and, when appropriate, have made available messages from all of Holder’s accounts, though the confidential addresses are redacted.

Besides Holder, other members of the Obama administration also used aliases, including former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, The Associated Press reported in 2013.

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Pssst, @MADDOnline: White House Ordering Border Patrol To Release Drunk Drivers, “Allow Them To Go On Their Way”

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Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

Someone ought to alert Mothers Against Drunk Drivers because the Obama Administration is seeing fit to let drunk drivers “go their way” as long as they’re in the country illegally.

The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.”

Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.”

The document acknowledges that this feels counter-intuitive for Border Patrol agents, but eases concerns by answering a hypothetical question for the officers who have sworn to uphold the law: “If you allow this driver to continue down the road and they kill someone, aren’t you liable?” The answer is no, according to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo. “There is no legal requirement for a Border Patrol agent to intervene in a state crime, including DUI,” the order says, adding that “therefore there is generally no liability that will attach to the agent or agency for failing to act in this situation.”

The directive offers another scenario—detaining the impaired individual at the request of state or local law enforcement officers (LEO). “There is no duty to detain the alcohol-impaired individual,” the memo says, “but if you do this option can raise potential liability for the agent and the agency.”

The document goes on to say that Border Patrol policy is to cooperate with local and state law enforcement officers who alert of suspected violations under state law. That means the agent would be considered to have been acting within the course and scope of his employment while detaining a drunk driver at the request of local law enforcement officers under Arizona law, the document confirms.

Evidently, the Department of Homeland Security is more worried about a civil lawsuit than letting a drunk driver go so he can kill more innocent people…

The last scenario offered in the recently issued decree has a Border Patrol agent detaining a drunk driver in Arizona without a request from a state or local law enforcement officer.

“This option poses the greatest liability for both the agent and the agency,” according to the order. After revealing that private citizens in Arizona can make felony and misdemeanor arrests, it nevertheless prompts Border Patrol agents to stay away from drunk drivers. “Be advised, this option poses the greatest threat to an agent for a civil lawsuit,” the memo warns.

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Judge Accuses Justice Department Of Committing Fraud In Whistle Blower Case

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Judge Francis Allegra Accuses Obama’s Justice Department of Fraud.

 

Hat/Tip to Cardigan at IOTWReport.com.

 Judge Francis Allegra is accusing seven government lawyers of obstructing justice after an official intimidated a witness in the trial. He has actually banned the accused lawyers from his courtroom, in this case.

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From any neutral viewpoint, it’s a big and serious story when a federal judge (appointed by Clinton) accuses seven Justice Department attorneys of fraud in a whistleblower case. In essence, the judge is alleging the worst sorts of ethical violations–possibly criminal–against the very government attorneys who are supposed to protect the public’s interest.

In a newly unsealed, Dec. 1, 2014, court ruling that legal experts said was highly unusual, Allegra accused seven Justice Department lawyers of “fraud upon the court,” banned them from making any further filings in the case and took the unusual step of directly notifying Attorney General Eric Holder.  – Sharyl Attkisson

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H/T to Breaking News for the video.

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Sharyl Attkisson Testifies: DOJ ‘Bullied And Threatened’ Her For Telling Truth

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Hat/Tip to Sandy Fitzgerald at Newsmax.

Sharyl Attkisson rose to fame, in the journalist’s world, anyway, as a tough-as-nails, call it down the middle, let the story lead her to the truth, Investigative Journalist.

She’s done stories on government and its various administrations – both Democrat AND Republican throughout her entire 30+ year career. And the left was fine with that, when it was the GOP she was digging dirt up on, but since 2008, the push back by the thin-skinned Obama administration and their sycophants in the Main Stream Media shows they’ve no tolerance for any such reporting.

Attkisson has since left CBS news and has written a tell-all book about how the Obama Administration has attempted to thwart her reporting on stories they didn’t like.

Recently, she testified in front of the Senate during the latest Attorney General nomination hearings about how Eric Holder’s Justice Department violated the 1st Amendment by trying to stifle her reporting.

The Justice Department bullies and threatens investigative journalists for doing their jobs, former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson testified Thursday during confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, urging her to change matters if she is confirmed.

“They bully and threaten the access of journalists who do their jobs, news organizations that publish stories they don’t like, and whistleblowers who dare to tell the truth,” said Attkisson, one of several journalists who have accused the DOJ of spying on them, reports The Hill.

Once she left CBS, she filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department.

After she left CBS last year, Attkisson filed a $35 million lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder over allegations that his department spied on her and others who were investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the DOJ’s failed guns sales scheme that resulted in Mexican drug cartels obtaining weapons.

Attkisson said Thursday that her investigation of the Fast and Furious project upset Obama administration officials, who pushed her superiors at CBS to stop her story, and that the DOJ kept her from briefings on the matter.

“Government officials weren’t angry because I was doing my job poorly,” Attkisson said. “They were panicked because I was doing my job well.”

Attkisson maintains that the purpose of her lawsuit is to stop this from happening to other journalists.

She said it wasn’t until later that she learned through three independent forensic examinations that the government was spying on her remotely by monitoring her computer keystrokes, capturing passwords, and eavesdropping on her conversations.

“If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don’t like, you will be attacked and punished,” Attkisson said. “You and your sources may be subjected to the kind of a surveillance devised for enemies of the state.”

Earlier this month, Attkisson told Newsmax TV that she will get “facts and information” that was deliberately withheld by the government through her lawsuit.

“The purpose of the lawsuit isn’t to stop harassment,” Attkisson told Newsmax’s Ed Berliner, but to “shed light on what happened, so that when some computers are illegally intruded upon — especially a journalist whose work and whose sources are compromised — it should be [considered] very serious things, no matter where you stand.”

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DOJ Tried To Suppress CBS’ Sharyl Attkinsson’s Story On Holder’s Lies About Fast And Furious

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Sharyl Attkisson Stonewalled bookHat/Tip to Nickarama at WeaselZippers.

Sharyl Attkisson covers this in her book, “Stonewalled: My Fight For the Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” and the lengths this administration goes to in order to suppress the truth.

Via Breitbart:

After CBS News aired a damaging report which suggested Attorney General Eric Holder had lied to Congress, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) press director worked overtime to suppress reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s story and called her CBS superiors to complain.

Attkisson published a blockbuster story on October 3, 2011, based on documents which demonstrated that AG Holder was briefed on the Fast and Furious gun-walking case starting in the summer of 2010.

Those documents directly contradicted Holder’s claim that he first heard about Fast and Furious a few weeks before his congressional testimony in May 2011. Below is the video of Attkisson’s story as it aired:

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Aid to Eric Holder Allegedly and Mistakenly Contacted Darrell Issa’s Office to Conspire to Undermine Darrell lssa

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If the following report is true, there are few depths to which the Obama administration will not go.  That, and the level of incompetence is quite high, and quite helpful to us.

For a “fake” investigation of a “fake” IRS targeting scandal, the DOJ sure see’s the need to undermine it.  That’s why a DOJ staffer mistakenly contacted Darrell Issa’s office in order to gain their cooperation in undermining Darrell Issa.  Steve, from America’s Watchtower, has more…

Darrell Issa believes the call was meant to go to Elijah Cumming’s office. Surprise, surprise! Here is more:

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

According to the story this request naturally caught Darrell Issa’s aides off guard so they asked him to send them an email, this apparently tipped off Fallon that something was wrong so he put them on hold.

When he came back to the conversation Fallon was singing a different tune:

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early.

Fallon “proceeded to pitch the idea that the Department and the Committee should ‘help one another’ while simultaneously saying that ‘you need to say what you need to say.’”

The original Story from Breitbart can be found here.

Here is the letter that Darrell Issa’s office shot off to the DOJ…

Issa Letter to Eric Holder About Brian Fallon


Of course, democrats will say that it never happened, blame Bush, and go back to hating Jews and Christians.

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Eric “The Red” Holder Doing His Part To Redistribute Wealth

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The Department of (In)Justice under the leadership of Eric Holder has been busy this year suing and obtaining mega-settlements from the Wall Street banks for their roles in subprime mortgage-backed bubble the broke in 2008. The latest case against Bank of America. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has the story:

“Bank of America failed to make accurate and complete disclosure to investors and its illegal conduct kept investors in the dark,” declared a government official in a Department of Justice press release announcing yesterday’s record settlement in which Bank of America agreed to fork over $16.65 billion to settle charges it and companies it had purchased had deceived investors.

Back in Washington from Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a press conference: “As part of this settlement, Bank of America has acknowledged that, in the years leading up to the financial crisis that devastated our economy in 2008, it, Merrill Lynch, and Countrywide sold billions of dollars of RMBS [residential mortgage-backed securities] backed by toxic loans whose quality, and level of risk, they knowingly misrepresented to investors.”

Not a bad job by our Department of Justice, right? Bank of America and the companies it absorbed (Merrill Lynch and Countrywide) admitted that they misled investors on the quality of those mortgaged backed securities and they agreed to pay a settlement of nearly $17 billion. Good job, Mr. Holder!

So, how much of that $17 billion did the victims (the investors) of BOA get? They got a whopping $0.00 billion. That’s right! The DOJ sued BOA for defrauding its investors in their mortgage-backed securities and none of the settlement monies will go to the victims. So, what becomes of the $17 billion?

More than $9 billion from this settlement goes to the federal and various state government coffers. And, as Holder proclaimed at the press conference: “Under the terms of this settlement, the bank has agreed to pay $7 billion in relief to struggling homeowners, borrowers, and communities affected by the bank’s conduct. More than $9 billion from this settlement goes to the federal and various state government coffers. And, as Holder proclaimed at the press conference: “Under the terms of this settlement, the bank has agreed to pay $7 billion in relief to struggling homeowners, borrowers, and communities affected by the bank’s conduct. This is appropriate given the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue.”

Okay. Typically, in civil suits, the lawyers, in this case the government(s), get the biggest piece of a settlement and what is left over goes to the victims. But not when Eric The Red is in charge. What was left over after the government(s) took their cut did not go to the victims, the investors. Instead it went to struggling homeowners and borrowers because according to Mr. Holder: “This is appropriate given the size and scope of the wrongdoing at issue.” This is appropriate, Mr. Holder? How is it appropriate? Your suit did not name “struggling homeowners” and “borrowers” as victims of the BOA practices. Your suit, Mr. Holder, named the “investors” as the victims. and they get nothing?

So, thanks to Eric “The Red” holder the victims of BOA’s misdeeds (individual investors, pension funds, money market funds, 401K plans) get screwed twice just so he could do some wealth redistribution.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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#Ferguson: What do we know so far?

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I’ve been waiting to discuss the events that have occurred in Ferguson, MO.  Like any emotionally charged situation, there are claims and counter-claims.   I tend to wait a bit and summarize what is known.  So, here is what we know about the situation in Ferguson.

The “victim” in this situation is Michael Brown, aged 18.  Mr. Brown was seen on video robbing a local store.

Here is a video, from FOX News, shown at the linked DC article…

Here is more footage, from CNN…

And, we also now know that this video was available for some time, but had not been released at the request of the DOJ.  Breitbart has more…

The shooting took place on Saturday, August 9 and it took until the Friday the 15th for the surveillance video to be released. Since the shooting occurred, Ferguson has been wracked with  riots, destruction of property and looting every night.

The significance of the surveillance video has understandably led some to wonder, why on earth did the police not release it sooner?

“What upsets me is that it should have been all over the news,” said Tatinisha Wheeler, a protester who lives in St. Louis. She said she was confused why the police wouldn’t have immediately said Mr. Brown had been allegedly involved in a crime. “Now they’re going to say it’s a robbery?” she asked.

If the video had come out right away, the gentle giant narrative would never have been able to take hold in the way it did.

Now we know the reason for the delay.

The Holder Justice Department pressured the Ferguson Police Dept. not to release the tape showing the latest left-wing cause celeb to be a violent criminal.

Via NBC News:

The Department of Justice urged Ferguson police not to release surveillance video purporting to show Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before he was shot and killed by police, arguing the footage would further inflame tensions in the St. Louis suburb that saw rioting and civil unrest in the wake of the teenager’s death.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released the video Friday, telling reporters that he had no choice because the media requested the release under the Freedom of Information Act. The Department of Justice, which is conducting its own investigation into Brown’s Aug. 9 death, has had a copy of the footage all along and never considered releasing it to the public, the source said.

Then, the 6*4″ 290 (plus) Brown leaves the store.  And is soon confronted by a police officer, who was called and alerted to Brown’s description.  Donald Douglas at the American Power Blog has more…

And then Dana Loesch has the interview with the friend of Officer Wilson, who explains that Brown assaulted Wilson at the police car, walked 35-feet away, and then turned and launched into a crazed “bum-rush” toward the police car, via Gateway Pundit, “EXCLUSIVE: Friend of OFFICER DARREN WILSON Speaks Out on Shooting of Mike Brown (AUDIO)“:

He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.

And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.

Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”

Go straight to the radio interview here, “Josie On The Dana Show 8-15-14.”

Additionally, there is video of the aftermath of the story.  This comes from the Conservative Treehouse.  On the video is audio of witnesses discussing the situation.

And just for another perspective…

Now, it is important to know that these videos and information were NOT available at the time of the incident.  It’s only since Friday that this new information has been trickling out.

Since the death of Michael Brown, there has been rioting and looting every night in Ferguson.  For “justice,” of course…

 

A simple search engine query will return hundreds of images of vandalism, looting, and destruction.  Because, apparently, “justice” means destruction.

But there is more.  This story also emphasizes that the police have become too militaristic.  When you see pics of cops, and then of armed soldiers, and you cannot tell the difference, there is something wrong.

Then, we still have to ask if the government was trying to get a riot going by withholding key information, like the video of Michael Brown stealing the cigars?  Did they want the mobs rioting a looting, and using the false narrative that Brown was shot in the back as a justification?

I have seen some bloggers state that the new information represents a “change in narrative.”  I would stress that the narrative will not change.  I say this in reference to Trayvon Martin.  If you would recall, Trayvon Martin was in the process of bashing in George Zimmerman’s skull when he was shot in self defense.  No matter what evidence came out, it was still clear that the only way for “progressive justice” to have taken place was for Trayvon Martin to have killed George Zimmerman.  Had that been the case, it would have been a local story, and the world would have been deprived of it’s very first “White Hispanic.”   This case is much the same.  Had Michael Brown been successful in further assaulting, or even killing, officer Wilson, there would be no public outcry.

It is possible that even more information might come out.  In that case, I will do my best to keep up with it.  Don will be back on duty for Tuesday, at which point, I will go back to more spiritual pursuits.

In the meantime, I will pray for peace, and actual justice in this situation.

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Voter Fraud Exposed if Florida, DOJ Sues to Keep it Going

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Yes, I know the pic is photoshopped, I think it’s funny.

I’ve covered voter fraud before, and that Eric Holder intentionally stopped enforcement of the Motor Voter requirement that states purge the rolls of ineligible or deceased voters.  I speculated why several years ago…

And, in the Motor Voter Law, there is a provision mandating that deceased and otherwise ineligible voters be purged from the rolls.  However, the DOJ has no intention of enforcing it…

For background on what AG Holder is up to (or not up to), take a look at this from Pajamas Media.

Motor Voter struck an important balance — it sought to increase voter registration, as well as ensure voter integrity. Welfare offices and motor vehicle offices became voter registration centers. But the law also required states to conduct list maintenance to ensure ineligible names don’t pollute the voting rolls. Dead people, ineligible felons, and people who moved away must be removed from the rolls by state election officials.

The attorney general was given the power to enforce both provisions of Motor Voter, yet Eric Holder is only interested in enforcing one. This attorney general simply won’t do his job and enforce the list integrity requirements.

The decision of the Holder DOJ to ignore the integrity provisions of Section 8 is deliberate and corrupt. In November 2009, political appointee Julie Fernandes told the entire assembled DOJ Voting Section that the Obama administration would not enforce the list maintenance provisions of Section 8. Section 8 “doesn’t have anything to do with increasing minority turnout,” Fernandes said. “We don’t have any interest in enforcing that part of the law.” End of story.

So, the DOJ is cooperating with people linked to voter registration fraud, when, at the same time, refusing to purge the rolls of the deceased.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by that, given that a bunch of dead people voted on the last election.  But, I’m sure that there is no connection, right?

So now, we see even more ineligible people voting in Florida, and the DOJ is right there to make sure that it does not stop…

The investigative piece was aired this week by an NBC affiliate in southwest Florida that actually tracked down and interviewed non U.S. citizens who are registered to vote and have cast ballots in numerous elections. The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent about two months digging around the voter rolls in the two counties and the discoveries are dumbfounding.

In that short time, more than 100 people registered to vote in those two areas were proven to be ineligible by the reporter. A Cape Coral woman, eligible to vote in elections, was tracked down through jury excusal forms that verify she’s not a U.S. citizen. A Naples woman, who is not a U.S. citizen either, voted six times in 11 years without being detected by authorities. A Jamaican man is also registered to vote though he’s not eligible. The reporter obtained his 2007 voter registration form, which shows the Jamaican man claims to be a U.S. citizen. Problem is, no one bothers checking to see if applicants are being truthful.

Incredibly, election supervisors confirmed on camera that there’s no way for them to verify the citizenship of people who register to vote. The only way to detect fraud is if the county offices that oversee elections receive a tip, they say, and only then can they follow up.  As inconceivable as this may seem, it appears to be true. Election supervisors in counties across the United States have their hands tied when it comes to this sort of voter registration fraud. They neither have the resources nor the authority to take action without knowledge of specific wrongdoing.

In an effort to remedy the situation, Florida Governor Rick Scott launched a program a few years ago to purge ineligible voters from registration rolls. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was quick to sue the state to stop the purging because the agency claims it discriminates against minorities. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has colluded with the DOJ in Florida and the head of the group’s local chapter says purging voter rolls disproportionately affects the state’s most vulnerable groups, namely minorities.

So, voter fraud is PROVEN, once again, and our DOJ is suing to prevent anyone from stopping it.

But there’s no possible pattern there, is there?

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Supreme Court Orders Obama Admin to Respond to Christian Homeschooling Family’s Appeal

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The Supreme Court has ordered the governemnt to respond to the appeal of a family of Christian homeschoolers that orignially was granted asylum, but the eric Ho;dre’s DOJ appealed. Here are some former posts on that subject.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Christian Home Schooling Family Should be Deported

Obama Administration Attempting to Deport German Home School Christian Family

Here is current situation…

WASHINGTON – The United States Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to respond to a petition to appeal from a Christian homeschooling family that is fighting deportation to their homeland of Germany.

As previously reported, Ewe and Hannelore Romeike have been battling the matter in the courts for several years while continuing to raise their six children in rural Tennessee. The Romeike family fled to the United States in 2008 after German authorities demanded that they stop homeschooling in violation of national law.

Homeschooling was made illegal in the country in 1938 under the dictatorship of Adolph Hitler, and the law has never been repealed, but rather strengthened. In 2007, the German Supreme Court ruled that the country’s mandate that children be sent to public school is necessary to “counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.”

The German government has been known to remove the children from parents who home-school.

No consider this; our government allows repeat criminals, including sex offenders, who enter the country illegally, to stay here, while at the same time trying deport a Christian family that faces persecution for their faith?

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Feds to Investigate Alleged Voter Fraud in Florida

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Voter Fraud Update: It appears that letters are being sent to voters, informing them that they are not registered to vote, and they should stay home.  Click Orlando has more…

Voters are getting letters that look like they are from local elections offices, questioning their citizenship. But Local 6 has learned the letters are fake, and they are going out across Central Florida and many other parts of the state.

Officials on Monday said voters who had received the letters thus far are white, registered Republicans who consistently vote in elections.

“This is a major concern,” said Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel, who received a letter from a voter mailed from Seattle with no return address. “You should not expect a letter from your elections office saying, ‘You’re not registered to vote, please don’t go to the polls.’ That’s ridiculous.”

On Tuesday, the state of Florida said there have been reports from more than 20 counties where voters have received fraudulent letters impersonating supervisors of elections.

The article does add that both state authorities, as well as the US Department of Justice will be investigating.

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DOJ Used Media Matters as a Propaganda Arm: Anyone Surprised?

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We all know what Media Matters is.  It’s a Soros funded smear machine meant to spread regressive propaganda, as well as attack anyone that opposed the regressive agenda.  Then, we the Daily Caller obtained emails between Media Matters personell and DOJ, is wasn’t at all surprised. Here is an excerpt from the DC…

Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request. (RELATED: TheDC’s complete coverage of Media Matters)

Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.

Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”

Before Holden posted his article at 7:52 p.m., Schmaler sent him several emails with information helping him attack both former DOJ oficials.

“Here’s one Wolf letter,” read the subject of one email Schmaler sent Holden that contained no text. The email was likely a reference to Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, a member of Congress who led the Republican charge on the New Black Panther Party scandal involving alleged voter intimidation at a November 2008 polling place in Philadelphia.

Get over to the DC to read the rest.  It’s very clear from what was uncovered that Media Matters was doing the bidding of the DOJ, in attacking it’s critics.  Why not the MSM?  Well, their job was to not cover these stories at all.  To smear the accusers would have meant that would have had to cover the stories in enough depth for the average citizen to know that they even existed.  That wasn’t desirable to the administration.  However, everyone in the blogosphere already knew about them, so they needed Media Matters to tow the line and attack the accusers.  Call it the propaganda version of “defense in depth.”

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If I Could Be Dictator Instead Of Obama

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I don’t think there is much doubt that President Barack Obama wants to be a dictator. He has behaved very dictatorially ever since he was sworn into office. He started by forcing through the Affordable Care Act the people didn’t want. He ignored orders from a federal judge on his moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, he intentionally makes appointments of his czars when the Senate is out of session and can not approve his selections as the constitution envisioned, he tells his DOJ not to enforce laws he doesn’t agree with and, he uses fiat powers of the Executive Branch to circumvent Congress either by Executive Order or by ordering his agency heads to implement laws that Congress has not passed.

Now Obama’s pride and joy, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been challenged and the Supreme Court has heard the arguments pro and con and will announce their decision later this summer. Obama is worried because his Solicitor General was not able to put up much of a defense of Obamacare. Our dictator issued a warning to the Supreme Court against striking down Obamacare. From this Fox News story Obama

…questioned how an “unelected group of people” could overturn a law approved by  Congress.

I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an  unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a  strong majority of a democratically elected Congress

You have to wonder what Harvard Law School teaches about the constitution or what their standards are for giving their students passing grades. Maybe if I were dictator instead of Obama, I wouldn’t allow Harvard Law graduates or any Ivy League law graduate to sit on the Supreme Court. I’ll have to think more about that. To be sure, if I were dictator instead of Obama, I would make changes to the structure and function of the Supreme Court.

Today’s post, however, was not inspired by Dictator Obama’s latest demonstration of his ignorance of the constitution. It was inspired by the scholarly blogger John Galt of the America’s Chronicleblog (aka Robbing America). In John’s article, he asks the question: “Should There Be A Limit On The Time of Service of Supreme Court Judges?”  It is an excellent article that I highly recommend. My immediate reaction was to agree with John; but then I thought, if we are going to make changes to the constitution about the Supreme court, let’s make some real changes. You see, that is what good dictators do and I, of course, would be a good dictator. Not like Barack Obama who is, in my humble opinion, a bad dictator. So, let me explain how I, a good dictator, would change the constitutional language that refers to the Supreme Court.

Under my dictatorship, the Supreme Court would be made up of two panels of four judges each. One panel would be called the New Law Panel (NLP) and the other would be called the Old Law Panel (OLP). As a good dictator, I would not select the judges myself.  The Democrats and the Republicans in the House would each select two judges for each panel and they would serve for ten years or life, which ever came first.

The New Law Panel (NLP)

Before any new law passed by Congress and signed by the President/Dictator goes into effect, the law must first be reviewed by the NLP to determine if it is constitutional. Only laws that receive a unanimous approval will be come laws in fact. That should slow down the growth of the Federal government.

The Old law Panel (OLP)

Each year the Democrats and Republicans in the House will each nominate twenty five existing laws or regulations to be reviewed by the OLP to decide if they are in fact constitutional. Unless there is unanimous approval by the OLP, these laws or regulations will be stricken from the books. That should over time cut the Federal government down to size.

I’m beginning to see why dictators like to be dictators. This could be fun. I suspect that most if not all of you would prefer not to have a dictator; even a good one. I understand that. But, if you change your minds, I will be available for a limited time. All us old folks are only available for a limited time.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

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Parallel Universe Alert: Department of Justice Cooperating with (ACORN’S) Project Vote

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This is one of those times that I have to pull out the Parallel Universe theme.  Apparently, the DOJ thinks it’s just great to cooperate with the organization formerly known as ACORN.  As you all will recall, ACORN went out of business (kind of), but most all of their affiliate organizations opened the next day with a different name on the door.  Project Vote is apparently one of the affiliates that changed their names once the parent organization went “poof.”   Project Vote is rather infamous for registering tens of thousands of non-existent voters over the past several years, so it might be surprising that the DOJ is cooperating with them in a lawsuit.  Or is it?

Readers will also recall that ACORN activists have long been involved in voter registration fraud, either directly or through its Project Vote affiliate. At least 70 ACORN/Project Vote employees have been convicted of voter registration fraud in a dozen states since 2006. According to a 2009 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report, approximately a third of the 1.2 million new registrations turned in by the two groups in 2008 were fraudulent.

Despite all this, documents obtained recently by Judicial Watch via the Freedom of Information Act suggest that President Obama — who was employed by Project Vote as a community organizer early in his career — and Attorney General Eric Holder have no qualms about working closely with present and former ACORN and Project Vote operatives on voter registration drives aimed at people on public assistance. Take, for example, an April 2009 letter to deputy assistant attorney general Sam Hirsh from former ACORN attorney and current Project Vote director of advocacy Estelle Rogers. She described preparations for a subsequent meeting about Department of Justice plans concerning National Voter Registration Act litigation in states deemed not being sufficiently aggressive in registering public assistance recipients.

So, our democratic administration is cooperating with members of a defunct organization known for voter registration fraud.   But, then again, it isn’t such a surprise.  After all, this is the same DOJ that said that the following is not voter intimidation…

And, in the Motor Voter Law, there is a provision mandating that deceased and otherwise ineligible voters be purged from the rolls.  However, the DOJ has no intention of enforcing it…

 For background on what AG Holder is up to (or not up to), take a look at this from Pajamas Media.

Motor Voter struck an important balance — it sought to increase voter registration, as well as ensure voter integrity. Welfare offices and motor vehicle offices became voter registration centers. But the law also required states to conduct list maintenance to ensure ineligible names don’t pollute the voting rolls. Dead people, ineligible felons, and people who moved away must be removed from the rolls by state election officials.

The attorney general was given the power to enforce both provisions of Motor Voter, yet Eric Holder is only interested in enforcing one. This attorney general simply won’t do his job and enforce the list integrity requirements.

The decision of the Holder DOJ to ignore the integrity provisions of Section 8 is deliberate and corrupt. In November 2009, political appointee Julie Fernandes told the entire assembled DOJ Voting Section that the Obama administration would not enforce the list maintenance provisions of Section 8. Section 8 “doesn’t have anything to do with increasing minority turnout,” Fernandes said. “We don’t have any interest in enforcing that part of the law.” End of story.

So, the DOJ is cooperating with people linked to voter registration fraud, when, at the same time, refusing to purge the rolls of the deceased.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by that, given that a bunch of dead people voted on the last election.  But, I’m sure that there is no connection, right?

H/T:  The Lonely Conservative

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Documents Show that Government used Fast and Furious to Justify More Gun Control

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If you think back to 2009, you’d recall that we were being told that the violence in Mexico was being fueled by american guns.  Of course, as we later found, that this was at least partially true-because our own DOJ sent them there.  Yesterday, CBS stated that they had documents that showed that the ATF was acting on this “crisis” in order to increase regulations…

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3”. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

“Bill – can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.” 

On Jan. 4, 2011, as ATF prepared a press conference to announce arrests in Fast and Furious, Newell saw it as “(A)nother time to address Multiple Sale on Long Guns issue.” And a day after the press conference, Chait emailed Newell: “Bill–well done yesterday… (I)n light of our request for Demand letter 3, this case could be a strong supporting factor if we can determine how many multiple sales of long guns occurred during the course of this case.” 

So, in other words, they were intentionally creating a crisis so they could then use said “crisis” to justify more gun regulation.  Just more Cloward-Piven; this time, for the gun owners of America.

My thoughts go to how this story broke.  Obviously, CBS is covering it now, but most of the MSM refused to cover it for the longest time.  It was the alternative media that broke this story, and it had they not, it is likely that no one would have known it  ever happened.  Not only does this have implications for gun rights, but it also makes me think, how many stories did we miss?  How many lies did we believe when there was no alternative media?  When the MSM was the primary source of information, how many stories were distorted, if they were even told at all?  The fact that statists want to regulate internet content, and end talk radio speaks to our success.  At any rate, the implications are scary as hell.  Information is power, and our opponents want us powerless.  Fast and Furious is one of the principal reasons why.

 

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Obama Pressuring Banks to Give High Risk Loans to Poor and Minorites

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As we learn more about the financial meltdown of 2008, it becomes increasingly apparent that one of the main causes for this economic disaster was government policy that forced banks to extend loans to those people who were unable to pay those back. Government agents put pressure on banks and government banking institutions like Freddie/Franny to give loans to people who under normal circumstances would be unable to pay back these loans and who were especially unable to protect themselves from the exposure to risk that these loans entailed. Misguided government policies ambushed innocent people who believed the dream that politicians peddled and banks were coerced into following, and in 2008 the house of cards came crashing down and peoples lives were ruined. It was not the failure of the markets, the lack of government policy on the issue, evil rich people, George W Bush, or the Republicans who were the minority party in Congress at the time- it was government policy that put pressure on banks that led to the collapse in 2008. And the lesson apparently was not learned by the Democrats. From Townhall’s Bob Beauprez comes this stunning mind-blowing information:

The Department of Justice is executing a “Witch Hunt” against banks. Through the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, Attorney General Eric Holder is forcing banks to “relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination,” according to a published report by Investor’s Business Daily after reviewing court documents. The DOJ has already extorted $20 million for weak and poor credit loans from banks that “settled out of court rather than battle the federal government and risk being branded racist.” The DOJ admits another 60 banks are already under “investigation.” Holder’s demanding the banks sign “non-disclosure” settlement agreements barring them from talking while allowing the DOJ to operate behind a curtain of secrecy. The settlements already extracted from banks force them to make “prime-rate mortgages to low income blacks and Hispanics” with credit problems, even if they are living on welfare. According to IBD, the DOJ has ordered banks to advertise that minorities cannot be turned down for a loan “because they receive public aid, such as unemployment benefits, welfare payments or food stamps.” No job; no problem! In other words, the DOJ is forcing banks to make loans to people that they know don’t qualify for them and likely won’t be able to afford to repay them, which is precisely the kind of failed public policy that precipitated the financial collapse and recession in 2008.

Can you believe it? Obama took an economy that was going through a usual recession, killed the recovery, set us up for a double-dip recession, and is now working on creating another epic economic collapse! Read the whole analysis– it’ll really scare you! Original Post:  A Conservative Teacher

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This Week Rep. Issa Untaps The Stink At DOJ

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Finally Representative Darre Issa’s Gun Runner hearings will start. In case you’re not familiar with the Gun Runner case, let me explain.

Several months ago some brainiacs at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) devised a sting operation with the intent to expose the entire gun smuggling organization operating between the US and Mexico. The name of ATF’s sting was Operation Fast and Furious. ATF solicited a few gun dealers in Arizona to sell automatic weapons with traceable chips hidden in the gun stocks to suspected arms dealers. After over a thousand weapons were delivered into Mexico, things started going wrong. Some these arms were being used in crimes taking place here in the US. After US Border Patrol Agent  Brian Terry was murdered with one of these weapons, ATF Agent John Dodson blew the whistle and the scandal was exposed. Since then the blogosphere has refered to the scandal asOperation Gun Runner.

Congressmen and Senators and even bloggers via the Freedom of Information Act have tried to get an explanation from the ATF and the DOJ to no avail. They have been deliberately stonewalled. Now, finally, Rep. Issa’s oversight committee hearings are going to start and the DOJ is running scared. FOX News has the story:

Officials at the Department of Justice are in “panic mode,” according to multiple sources, as word spreads that congressional testimony next week will paint a bleak and humiliating picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the botched undercover operation that left a trail of blood from Mexico to Washington, D.C.

What people don’t understand is how long we will be dealing with this,” Dodson told Fox News back in March. “Those guns are gone. You can’t just give the order and get them back. There is no telling how many crimes will be committed before we retrieve them.”

A high-powered sniper rifle was used to shoot down a Mexican military helicopter. Two other Romanian-made AK-47s were found in a shoot-out that left 11 dead in the state of Jalisco three weeks ago.

The guns were traced to the Lone Wolf Gun Store in Glendale, Ariz., and were sold only after the store employees were told to do so by the ATF.

The first witness in Wednesday’s hearing is Sen. Charles Grassley, who will describe what his investigative team learned from four months of interviews and thousands of documents. He will be followed by three members of Brian Terry’s family, three ATF agents and Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, who only months ago insisted the agency did not let guns go south to Mexico, a claim contradicted by field agents in Group 7, the actual agents who ran the operation in Phoenix.

The Terry family, the Mexican Government and, the American people deserve an explanation of what happened and who authorized this disaster. We deserve to know what the Attorney General and the President knew and when did they know it. Operation Gun Runner not only broke American laws it broke International laws as well. Let’s hope that Darrel Issa’s committee gets to the bottom of this mess.

Original Post: Conservatives on Fire

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