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Time to Pile On Pelosi

Posted in Obamacare, Pelosi, Washington on January 31, 2014 by desertdweller

Ed Morrissey posts a juicy piece at HotAir exposing a level of Pelosi’s incompetence that can only be call incompetent incompetence.

“I don’t know.”

“It’s not my responsibility.”

“Things will be better.”

“There is no excuse.”

“I don’t think there’s corruption.”

“Do something about it.” [uh-huh, that’s John Stewart’s job?]

“I don’t know that.”

Senator Mike Lee’s Response to the Annual Presidential Campaign Speech

Posted in America, Economy, Tea Party, Washington on January 31, 2014 by desertdweller

Full transcript available here.  Notably, Senator Lee addresses the administration’s false concept that government is the way to solve “inequality” when the administration’s notion of “inequality” is created by … the administration.

But where does this new inequality come from? From government — every time it takes rights and opportunities away from the American people and gives them instead to politicians, bureaucrats, and special interests.

Inequality – real inequality – is trapping poor children in failing schools to benefit bureaucrats and union bosses. It’s penalizing low-income parents for getting married, or getting better jobs.

It’s guaranteeing insurance companies taxpayer bailouts if Obamacare cuts into their profits.

Inequality is blocking thousands of middle-class jobs in the energy industry as a favor to partisan donors and radical environmental activists.

Inequality is denying viable, unborn children any protection under the law, while exempting unsanitary, late-term abortion clinics from basic safety standards.

It’s denying citizens their right to define marriage in their states as traditionally or as broadly as their diverse values dictate.

It’s the federal government hurting rural communities, especially in the west, by controlling and mismanaging public lands.

It’s changing laws without congressional approval, and spying on American citizens without constitutional authority.

And of course, Obamacare – all by itself – is an inequality Godzilla that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs. Many Americans are now seeing why some of us fought so hard to stop this train-wreck over the last four years.

Government-driven inequality is the reason why, as hard-working families across the country struggle to make ends meet, six of the ten wealthiest counties in America are now suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Just Sayin…

Posted in Federal Election Commission, IRS, Washington on June 5, 2013 by desertdweller

Lois Lerner gives a face to the Federal Administrative Bureaucratic State.   Just sayin…

Russians Recorded Bomber’s Calls, FBI Calls Russians Islamaphobes

Posted in Terrorism, Washington on April 27, 2013 by desertdweller

So today the news reports the Russians recorded a call between the Tsarnaevs where “one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother.”  (H/T Drudge).

Here’s the kicker:

As it was, Russian authorities told the FBI only that they had concerns that Tamerlan and his mother were religious extremists. With no additional information, the FBI conducted a limited inquiry and closed the case in June 2011.

Based on the FBI’s current training manual, connections between Islam and violence were purged:

An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism.

2 + 2 = 4.

ICE Agents Are Suing Janet Napolitano

Posted in Borders, Illegal Immigration, Janet Napolitano on April 24, 2013 by desertdweller

From August of 2012, finally there’s some publicity on this issue raising it to DD’s attention.

ICE agents are facing disciplinary actions for enforcing the law, so they’re suing:

Claiming they are being forced to carry out an illegal policy, 10 immigration agents filed a federal lawsuit in Texas on Thursday against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, seeking to overturn an Obama administration program that suspends deportations for illegal immigrants who came here when they were children. [emphasis mine]

If they don’t ignore the law, they’re facing disciplinary actions:

The agents said they faced disciplinary action by officials at ICE, as the agency is called, for arrests that conflict with its directives.

Two other plaintiffs said they were punished for making legitimate arrests.

Would you trust the Obamaphone???

Posted in Bill of Rights, Cronyism, Economy, Obots with tags , on October 1, 2012 by desertdweller

Domestic warrantless phone surveillance increased 60% between 2009 and 2011.

Are you sure you want a free phone from this administration?

98% of Catholic Women Using Contraceptives if They Want to Use Contraceptives…

Posted in Doublespeak, Health Care, Nanny State, Obamacare, Pelosi on February 27, 2012 by desertdweller

Nancy Pelosi is using this gem of a statistic recently.

Nancy Pelosi – 98% Contraceptive Use

But look into the numbers.  Stu Burguiere rips this apart: (read the whole thing, it’s short)

The study asked a bunch of Catholic women who are both 1) regularly having sex and 2) trying not to get pregnant, whether they’re using contraception.  How did you not get 100% on that question?  I mean—what are your other options in that situation?  Specifically searching out people who are medically sterile?  Buying the Cialis mailing list and trying to find guys with ED?  Punching dudes in the groin before you hook up?