What Other Briefings is Eric Holder Not Reading? Update: House GOP Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Holder

To get quickly up to speed on the latest on Fast & Furious:

–Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional committee he’d only “heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

–CBS has documents that show Holder was informed in 2010.

–Holder now says he mis-understood the question (pause for laughter) and he did know about it, just not the details.

–DOJ officials told CBS News that the gun-walking operation referenced in those memos wasn’t Fast & Furious, but a different one (there’s another one?).

–Fox News reported on a former DoJ official who knows Holder and said that he receives dozens of memos a week and “doesn’t always read them.” What a convenient dereliction of duty. What other memos do you think Holder might not be reading? Maybe something about Solyndra?

The plot thickens:


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Update: It’s on:

House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

Breaking: Roseanne Barr Still a Loon

I’m not surprised to learn that Roseanne is still forgetting to open the garage door before starting the car:

Controversial comedienne Roseanne Barr has her own solution to the financial crisis: behead any wealthy banker making more than $100 million who won’t be reeducated.

In an interview with the RT program “Keiser Report,” Barr said if she were the president, she would bring back the guillotine as a form of justice for Wall Street’s “worst of the worst of the guilty.”

“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay back anything over 100 million in personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of 100 million dollars,” she said. “If they’re unable to live on that amount then they should go to the reeducation camps, and if that doesn’t help, then be beheaded.”

I’ll get on board with that — provided people who made their bones in the entertainment industry are included, and we lower the net worth threshold to anything over, say, $50 million. What say you, Roseanne? … Roseanne?

My idea probably wouldn’t give Roseanne a moment of pause though, because she’s spent the last several years proving that she can survive just fine without a head:

More Stuff on Obama’s Past for the Mainstream Media to Ignore

For much of the mainstream media, digging into Obama’s past has never been a “shovel ready job. But once again Andrew Breitbart is there to do the digging when the MSM conveniently mis-places their shovels:

New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

Here’s one of the pictures:

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At the gathering was Panther leader Malik Shabazz, of “kill white babies” and “kill some crackers” notoriety.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yeah, I can’t believe Reverend Wright wasn’t there too.

Just one more story you won’t see on the network news tonight.

Breitbart closes:

The mainstream media should ask Obama a few questions before they rush to his defense:

What did he and Malik Zulu Shabazz say when they conversed that day –something that Shabazz has said happened?

Did the Obama campaign play any role in having the Panthers travel to support his presidential ambitions?

Who posted the Panthers’ endorsement on the Obama campaign’s website, and at whose instructions?

Who–finally–was the Malik Shabazz who visited the White House residence on July 25, 2009?

I doubt the MSM will rush to Obama’s defense. They simply won’t mention it until it goes away.

Michelle M. has more.

Summary of Obama’s Weekly Address: (Altogether Now…) ‘Pass This Jobs Bill’

With practically zero support for this sham even from within his own party, President Obama’s only hope now is a “parody of himself” stimulus:

President Obama used his weekly radio address to urge Congress “to get its act together” and pass his jobs bill.

“It’s been almost three weeks since I sent the American Jobs Act to Congress – three weeks since I sent them a bill that would put people back to work and put money in people’s pockets,” Obama said. “And now I want it back. It is time for Congress to get its act together and pass this jobs bill so I can sign it into law.”

Obama then rattled off a few self-defeating stories of economic hardship, which is an approach that makes no sense whatsoever: “The economy continues to go to hell, so here are some tales of economic woe to serve as examples of why we should be doing more of what’s undoubtedly only made things worse for these people.”

Roll the desperation: