Friday, June 14, 2013

Obama's multi-million dollar trip to Africa

So much for the sequester

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Life in "Progress" City - St. Louis edition

Police Major Joseph Spiess was among department brass who hit the streets after a particularly violent night this week, to help look for trouble.

He found some, and it almost killed him.

Spiess was among about a dozen top commanders helping supplement patrols Tuesday night after 19 people were wounded in eight incidents the night before.

By the time the shift ended, there would be two close calls for officers and one embarrassing mistake.
Spiess, 52, was alone, in uniform, driving an unmarked Chevrolet Impala about 9:22 p.m. when he spotted a suspicious-looking black Pontiac Bonneville with temporary license tags on Evans Avenue, heading west near Vandeventer Avenue.

He said he made a U-turn to follow, and the Pontiac’s driver would not stop for his lights and siren. The circumstances did not qualify under rules limiting pursuits, so he gave up at Evans and Sarah Street.

As Spiess continued along Evans, a man jogged slowly toward him and stopped between parked cars about 12 feet away.

“He looks me dead in the eye, lifts his pistol and starts shooting at me,” Spiess said Wednesday. “The first round sounded like a shotgun went off in my car. Then I heard a high-pitched whine go through the (open) driver’s side window and out the passenger window.


“He looked at me square in the face, I’m in an Impala, wearing a police shirt, and he was looking me right in the eye. He knew who he was shooting at. He absolutely knew I was a policeman.”


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Who in the hell is in charge here?

OK I get it. The president isn't an omnipresent figure who knows all that occurs within the ranks of millions of federal employees.

But consider.

Some unelected and seemingly unpunished IRS folks take it upon themselves to scrutinize conservative groups.

The president finds out on TV.

The Justice department decides on its own to spy on a pack of reporters.

Again..... the president finds out later.

Our diplomat and security detail in Libya is killed in a terrorist and to date no one has documented what the president knew, if anything.

And we have the EPA, who also have a bunch of rogue employees who pull this stunt........

A bipartisan group of 24 senators has sent a letter to the EPA, demanding that the agency explain why it leaked the names and personal information of more than 80,000 farmers and ranchers to left-wing organizations. In April, the EPA admitted the information had leaked in a story broken by FoxNews.com.

According to the report, the information on livestock and produce farmers was sought through a Freedom of Information Act request by the groups Earth Justice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pew Charitable Trust. They were given information on roughly 80,000 farmers and ranchers, though the EPA later said it made a mistake by releasing the information.

One Nebraska rancher said his address was published, expressing concern that environmental "extremists" - upset over possible water pollution by livestock producers - could target his farm.
Megyn Kelly took the latest scandal involving the Obama EPA with Michelle Malkin, who said it's no wonder these types of things keep happening.

In a ridiculous follow-up, the EPA then asked the left-wing groups to return the information that was mistakenly released. Pew Charitable Trust said they returned it, but it's unclear about the other two groups.


So it appears we have a government totally unaccountable to anyone. The president seems to only get his information watching TV and a high school dropout gets security clearance on a program tracking phone calls on every US citizen.

And yet not one media member has asked Jay Carney, "who the hell is running the show here?"