The Obama administration, in the midst of a general Democrat push for amnesty, is not about to let word get out about the contagion threat from possible fallout from their massive voter drive:
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.
My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government camps.
“There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.”
The rest here.
Typhoid Mary herself would be waved through if the Obama administration (along with Reid, Pelosi and the rest) knew she’d pull the Democrat lever in upcoming elections, so it’s entirely believable that medical staff at the border would be told to keep their pieholes zipped about what they see coming into the country.
This story made me realize I haven’t been using the “celebrity idiots” tag nearly enough.
I didn’t even realize “biking while a douchebag” was an available charge, but I guess it is in NYC:
The scene of the arrest must have been fun. “I’ll have your badges! All of you! I’LL HAVE YOUR BADGES!”
Question: If Alec Baldwin ever has to call NYPD for help in an emergency, how intentionally slow will the response be?
Baldwin might find that he’d have less trouble with the NYC cops if he’d stop making it so damn much fun for them.
Meanwhile, back at NYPD headquarters, the questioning of Baldwin is going as expected:
Baldwin seems to be one of those guys who never notices that the common denominator in all of his troubles is himself. For example, I don’t know at all what happened, but in general, how big of a jackass do you have to be to get yourself put in handcuffs for riding a bike the wrong way down the street?
In general, government officials often emerged unscathed for things that average Americans would go to jail for, but Eric Holder is a towering example among examples.
At a hearing yesterday, Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold spoke a simple truth:
“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”
“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”
At the same hearing, Holder lashed out at Rep. Louie Gohmert for suggesting Holder doesn’t take the House’s 2012 contempt vote seriously: “You don’t want to go there buddy!”
Whenever Holder says “you don’t want to go there,” somebody should go there.
Douche of the day:
A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he’s lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars.
Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a “preservative” measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com.
Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.
Can the rescuers file a motion to have him put back in the car and dropped back into the creek and call it even?
On Monday in Tallahassee, Jesse Jackson and others will march for the repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Jackson has said that such a law makes Florida an “apartheid state” or something.
Now couple Jackson’s demand for the end of “Stand Your Ground” with this:
Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault and tried to invoke Stand Your Ground, but was denied. A judge recently ordered a new trial. Maybe she’ll be allowed to use Stand Your Ground at the new trial — unless Jackson & company manage to have it repealed before then.
We’ve found the winner of today’s Mainstream Media Dunce Cap Award. Well, at least so far today, but I’m sure many more of them will display idiotic kneejerk irresponsibility before the day is over:
Maybe she didn’t count Fort Hood because that was only “workplace violence.”
One in custody, one to go.
Background for those not familiar with the disgusting story:
An 88-year-old veteran of World War II was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, police say, and authorities are seeking two young males in the incident.
Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside the lodge when he was attacked. No motive was offered.
Police say they received a call about an assault at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and responded to find the victim sitting in his car with serious head injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, and died Thursday morning.
Authorities are looking for two African American males of average build between the ages of 16 and 19 caught on video.
One of the attackers has been arrested, meaning the other probably won’t be far behind.
So when is Jamie Foxx going to wear an “I am Delbert” shirt at an awards show?
Obama is expected to issue a racially-charged statement expressing outrage at the murders of both Belton and Chris Lane… never.
Before we get to the predictable idiocy, here’s the back story:
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory.
Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens.
Terri Moore from the Stephens County Courthouse says 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. were charged as adults with first-degree murder. Both are being held without bond.
Bond was set at $1 million for 17-year-old Michael Jones, who allegedly drove the vehicle carrying the other suspects. He was charged with the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact. Jones is considered a youthful offender but will be tried in adult court.
Naturally, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have called press conferences to denounce this, and President Obama told reporters that if he “had sons they would look just like two of the suspects.” Wait, never mind.
As for the murder, Piers Morgan calls for more gun control and blames… the NRA:
He’s either disingenuous or sub-stupid. I have a feeling it’s some combination of the two.
All of the suspects are under aged, which means that existing gun laws already prohibit them from legally possessing guns. Also, I don’t know if Musket Morgan is aware, but there is also a law on the books against murder. If these teens didn’t care about the law against cold blooded murder, what makes Morgan think they’d give a damn about additional laws against gun possession?
(h/t Ace of Spades)
Juror “B-29” is baffling.
1) She voted to acquit George Zimmerman.
2) She’s now saying Zimmerman “got away with murder.”
3) She said there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of the charges:
“That’s where I felt confused,” Maddy told Roberts. “But as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can’t say he’s guilty.”
So then how can she justify saying Zimmerman got away with murder? With the overwhelming lack of evidence?
My guess is this is an attempt to placate the lynch mob.
Alternate headline: Entertainer will not perform in any state that has laws like the one that had nothing to do with the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
In the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal, the singer said he would not be performing in the Sunshine State until its Stand Your Ground law is “abolished.” He also said he would not be performing in any other state that recognizes the law, which some say contributed to Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said Sunday while performing in Quebec City. “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.”
The stupid thing about this is that Zimmerman’s defense didn’t invoke the stand your ground law — that’s a silly superstition (sorry) — and the existence of stand your ground is not why Zimmerman was acquitted. The defense argued, and the jury concluded, that Zimmerman was pinned on the ground and therefore had no ground to stand (no other possible retreat), which negated stand your ground as a defense option. The conclusion was pure self-defense.
In any case, if Wonder stays true to his work, there are a lot of states he’ll be overjoyed (really sorry) to boycott:
Wonder’s pledge to avoid performing in the above highlighted states has been signed, sealed, and delivered (last one, promise).