Monthly Archives: July 2016

Le’VonteKing Jason, Barack Hussein Obama and The Baton Rouge Police Horror

I am a Baton Rougean and sick to my stomach and grieving for the families of our incredible officers gunned down by an “alleged” member of The Nation of Islam this morning in my home town. I have tried to read and study and learn about all the ramifications of the War on Cops in our recent and nightmarish past, and have come to know, and highly respect, the writings of Heather MacDonald on this very subject and have seen the admiring reviews of her new book “The War on Cops”, reviews almost universally positive across the board and across all aspects of political thought and persuasion. In the process of reeling from the news of the morning about the unspeakable slaughter of our protectors here in our town this morning, I happened across a piece  (“The Fire Spreads”) she just published about this horror, but, much more importantly, about the events which have been leading inexorably to this moment, and the one last week in Dallas, by so many in the administration and the totally out-of-control-irresponsible mainstream media but, primarily, by our Instigator-In-Chief, The President of the United States. I recommend it highly as you will learn many things from it that you almost certainly never knew–that is, unless you have been following her writings and have picked up her new book. As an example of things you never knew, after finally finding an article which carried the basic identification facts of the perpetrator of this insane act of slaughter, I had to go through about three or four more media reports before finally finding one which reported the apparently politically incorrect fact that he is a black man. It is almost like the media assumes we are all so knuckle-draggingly stupid that we will “give up” after being spoon-fed one or two articles and give up our quest for a more complete report.

However, I did come to know about a little two-year old boy named Le’Vonte King Jason in Ms. MacDonald’s article of today and I feel it is a fairly safe bet that not many people know the story of this little baby boy who was in a car driven by his father that was peppered by bullets in a drive-by shooting, which snuffed out his little two-year life on this Earth and also injured his 15-month old sister. This unimaginable tragedy took place in Minneapolis, a few miles away and two days after Philando Castile was shot by police during a traffic stop. As Ms. MacDonald notes in today’s article, “Except for a local columnist, the press ignored Jason’s funeral, in contrast to the media scrum that inundated Castile’s funeral on the same day.” (I must note it was all I could do to type “scrum” other than the similar sounding word I use more and more for the mainstream media these days –this one in particular.)

While I refer you to the piece this highly respected authority wrote today after this nightmare has hit our city, and, horribly, the families of these members of the Blue Line, a few of her conclusions are worth noting and highlighting. After quoting from the disgracefully bigoted and biased remarks of The President of the United States, clearly the lowest form of humanity to ever occupy that office, at the Memorial Service for the fallen officers in Dallas, in which he “rebuked all of America for its ‘bigotry’, but paid special attention to alleged police bigotry”, she had this to say:

“The irresponsible zealotry of this rebuke was stunning. Obama was fully on notice that the hatred of cops was reaching homicidal levels. And yet his commitment to prosecuting his crusade against phantom police racism trumped considerations of prudence and safety, on the one hand, and decent respect for the fallen, on the other.”

The author also noted that “the media bear equal responsibility for the ongoing carnage.” I note for the record my wholehearted agreement with this statement.

I also go on record with the following, which I have held back on stating publicly out of concern for offending our more moderate, or, in some cases, far left, friends, but it is way past time that we all start speaking our minds much more forcefully and without concern for all this political correctness [_ _ _ _]; sorry, I just could not bring myself to actually write the word which was in my mind but perhaps one might hazard a guess as to what I had in mind. This is the President who has urged his many drooling, sycophantic rabid fans to “bring a gun” when the other side brings a knife to a fight. There are so many other similar illustrations of that kind of radical statement on his part they are legion. Yet today, this same person, clearly the most radical, biased, bigoted, far-left creature of the world of Saul Alinsky to ever even get close to the Oval Office, which he has thoroughly soiled, called for all of “us” to discard “divisive language” and “inflammatory rhetoric thrown around to advance an agenda.” I go on record as fully agreeing with this author when she says: “Sorry, Mr. President, those who tell the truth about crime and policing are not part of the problem and they bear no responsibility for the massacre of cops. The killing of cops is furthered exclusively by those peddling a false narrative that cops harbor lethal bias toward blacks. Obama should call for the Black Lives Matter movement to fold its tent–and he himself should start telling the truth about inner-city crime.”

It is so far past time for all of us to state our beliefs forthrightly and directly without regard for all this pusillanimous political correctness and concern for the delicate “feelings” of those who are, for reasons which entirely escape me, in swoon to this far-left mindset which, as sure as night follows day, is setting us on a course of all out open warfare in this Nation. This is my first step in that direction and, unlike every politician who makes the mistake of speaking his mind about something, I will not apologize for one single word of it, and I fully plan to say much more in the future for which I will also not apologize.

God Bless America!




Police Tragedy in Baton Rouge

Like  all of our Baton Rouge friends, we are deeply stricken with grief and anger and hurt at this despicable and insane slaughter of officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department and, while I have been the first to express strong disagreement with those who leap to conclusions without having even a scintilla of evidence before making speeches, etc. (if the phrase “the Cambridge police acted stupidly” sounds vaguely familiar, that incident is exactly what I am referring to– sadly, only one of many statements by this President which have not been helpful, and that is the most civil way I can put my feelings at this point), it is quite apparent that this was, quite simply, an ambush of some sort. We will offer our prayers for the fallen and the injured and their families as we await further evidence, but one thing is clear–this must stop before this Nation is plunged into all-out warfare. I will now proudly display the following emblem on my messages to show my deep and respectful support for the defenders of (what is left of) the American Rule of Law, the bedrock upon which this, the greatest Nation ever created by the mind of man, is based.

A Permanent Stain on The Rule of Law

In the terrible shock and dismay in the wake of the FBI Director’s statement of this morning that there will be no recommendation of an indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton, after listing every single element necessary for a conviction under 18 USCA 793(f), I decided to really show my age and actually check with the law, as we were taught to do when I was in the LSU Law School over a half-century ago. I say that while admitting, today for the first time, despite the sleaze and repugnance we have all seen in the ongoing Gong Show loosely referred to as the Presidential campaign, I think the American Rule of Law has been, if not fatally, severely damaged by this open and obvious display of corrupt influencing on the national stage.

As a preface to what my analysis of the applicable law shows me, if not Director Come(d)y and his 100 or more agents on this investigation who we were told if this day ever came, and if the report of the Bureau was against prosecution would rise up in righteous indignation and resign en masse (no resignations announced, righteous or otherwise as of mid-afternoon on this sad day in American history!), I would quote from a piece published on National Review Online by an expert whose analyses I have found most persuasive and well informed, Andrew McCarthy, who was a Federal prosecutor for many years in New York City and was leader of the team which successfully prosecuted “The Blind Sheik” for masterminding the first terror attack on the World Trade Center in the early ’90’s:

“There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services. Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.”

Mr. McCarthy also noted that he was especially unpersuaded by Comey’s claim that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case” based upon the evidence he had outlined and he said he, as a prosecutor, would ask:”Why did Congress criminalize the mishandling of classified information through gross negligence” and that the answer to that question is, obviously, to prevent harm to national security. Then, the next question our reasonable prosecutor would naturally ask would be was the statute violated, and, if yes, is it likely that her conduct caused harm to national security? As he said, if those two questions are answered in the affirmative, many, if not most, reasonable prosecutors would feel obliged to bring the case.

Therefore, the next logical step for me, based on my apparently-now-outmoded approach to the law, which, after this morning’s sleazy, slimy, openly corrupt, statement by a person of whom I had the highest regard of anyone in Washington until a few hours ago, may be a dead letter in what used to be a government of laws not of men, was to carefully examine not only the specific provision everyone knows she violated but also the context in which it appears, i.e., other sections of the law in the same general area.

That analysis is truly eye-opening, as I hope to explain below. The specific provision, as Mr. McCarthy noted above, is 793(f), which is as follows:

“18 U.S. Code § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information


“Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

What is most interesting is that all preceding sections require a showing of “intent” in one form or other. For example,  Sections (a) and (b) use the word “intent”, while Sections (d) and (e) use the words “willful”, all clearly requiring that specific intent of the accused be shown. Section (c) uses the phrase “knowing or having reason to believe”, again, which connotes to me, at least, a requirement of intent based on prior knowledge.

Section (f) is the only one in the entire group of sections which uses the words “gross negligence”, which is as clear as evidence can be of an intent to write an entirely different standard into that particular section of the law.

Mr. Comey has enjoyed the reputation of being an outstanding lawyer and prosecutor before he became Director of the FBI. That he could stand there today and make the statements he made, directly in the teeth of the evidence he had just outlined, is almost embarrassingly corrupt and his (?) action today will leave a permanent stain on the Rule of Law in America and will soil its legitimacy for a very long time to come.

This is, to put it as mildly as I can without the use of much stronger language, a very sad day for America.



Naive no longer on Shady Lake

Not long ago, I published, for the world to see, my deeply held belief that there were still honorable people in that cesspool also known as Washington, D.C., and the one I named specifically was James Comey, Director, FBI. It was entitled “Naïve on Shady Lake.” Right now, I’m feeling very much like I did when it was becoming apparent that the Thug Hussein had beaten Romney for a second term of Government by Gangsterism, and, while I am reminded that “we all knew this was the way it was going to turn out”, I really don’t think the most cynical among us could have anticipated the in-your-face corruption of the way it was handled with the “snakes on a plane” meeting last Monday, the news of it breaking a few days later (accidentally?), Hillary’s statement that she would likely keep Blandly Sinister (thanks to Andrew Klavan) on as Attorney General, and Air Force One (it almost makes me hurl to think of how even that beautiful aircraft has been soiled by this bunch) touching down in Charlotte with Hussein and the Monster heading for a campaign rally (which flight you and I paid for), as Comey is making a statement which is unbelievable on several different levels – factually, legally, you name it.

This may really be it for me in trying to deal with corruption in American politics; not sure how much fight I have left in me.


Quousque Tandem, Hussein?

In the trial which apparently started Cicero on the path to becoming one of history’s  greatest lawyers, he cried out, of Catiline, Quo usque tandem abutere, Catiline, patientia nostra?—“How long, Catiline, will you go on abusing our patience?” More and more lately, I find myself thinking of that phrase and wondering just how long it is going to take and how much abuse it is going to take for SOMEONE in that lofty perch otherwise known as The Congress of The United States to wake up one day and say something to the effect of ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and—finally!—file articles of impeachment. I know the chances of that are exactly two, slim and none, but I insist on holding out hope there is one person of courage up there who will state that phrase and just decide it’s time that the American people got the representation they deserve and that I took an oath to deliver. Someday………maybe. In furtherance of that perhaps impossible dream, and prompted by the news of yesterday that one of the guns used to slaughter so many people in Paris was part of the insane “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme of Obama and Holder, I wrote the following letter to our Congressman, Garrett Graves. Lest anyone say such efforts are a pure waste of one’s precious moments in this transitory life, if there is anything else one may do in this “Representative Republic” of ours, I would be deeply appreciative if anyone can enlighten me on that score. 


Dear Congressman Graves:

I attended your recent Town Hall Meeting at the Bluebonnet Library and found it very useful and informative–thank you! I very much admired the way you gave everyone a full chance and opportunity to ask questions on any and all topics. I write today to renew an ongoing request I made with your predecessor, to no avail whatsoever, but now with renewed emphasis due to recent events such as reports that one of the guns used in the Paris slaughter was part of the “Fast and Furious” program which was apparently carefully designed by idiots to assure the largest possible number of people could be killed by rogue guns set loose in the course of that insane, lunatic program, and that is: Why isn’t ANYONE moving to impeach this most lawless and anti-American President in our Nation’s history? Here is a recent release by Judicial Watch, about which I must say Thank God we have them as they are doing the work one would think would be done by a vigorous investigative journalism profession and, no offense to you personally, by the United States Congress:


“Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

JUNE 29, 2016


One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”


A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.


The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations—for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic—but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.


It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. An ATF spokesman, Corey Ray, at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters told Judicial Watch that “no firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced” by the agency. When asked about the ROI report linking the weapon used in Paris to Phoenix, Ray said “I’m not familiar with the report you’re referencing.” Judicial Watch also tried contacting the Phoenix ATF office, but multiple calls were not returned.


The ATF ran the Fast and Furious experiment and actually allowed criminals, “straw purchasers,” working for Mexican drug cartels to buy weapons at federally licensed firearms dealers in Phoenix and allowed the guns to be “walked”—possessed without any knowledge of their whereabouts. The government lost track of most of the weapons and many have been used to murder hundreds of innocent people as well as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, in Arizona. A mainstream newspaper reported that a Muslim terrorist who planned to murder attendees of a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last year bought a 9-millimeter pistol at a Phoenix gun shop that participated in the ATF’s Fast and Furious program despite drug and assault charges that should have raised red flags. Judicial Watch has thoroughly investigated Fast and Furious and has sued the Obama administration for information about the once-secret operation.”


With regard to your Town Hall Meeting, I would also like to note that the second question of the gentleman who was asked to stand down while he was making the point, apparently thought by your staff people to be made too loudly and forcefully and with too much anger, perfectly illustrates why there is an ongoing revolt in this country, one which gave birth to the candidacy of Donald Trump, as I found myself in total and complete agreement with the gentleman and his statement to the effect “when in the world is SOMEONE going to do something about this lawless administration under the most lawless President who ever besmirched and stained our highest office?” The gentleman in question, who I do not know, was simply giving voice to the emotion many very honorable, decent, law abiding citizens of our State and our Beloved Nation are feeling– what do these people have to do and how much do Americans have to take being almost literally spit in the face by this group of thugs before someone in our Representative Republic undertakes his or her sworn duty to take SOME kind of remedial action? Scrubbing the words Allihu Akhbar from public records as we are apparently too delicate for such language (!), private meetings with the Attorney General of the United States and the husband of the most high profile subject of a massive investigation by HER OWN DEPARTMENT, ignoring entire sections of the immigration laws of this country, refusing to call our most obvious enemy by its name, Radical Islamic Terrorism, targeted punitive action by the IRS against people with the temerity to put such hateful words as PATRIOT in the title of their organizations, an entire party making excuses for 25 years of  pathological lying by their candidate for President, and on, and on, and on, are just a very small sample  of the reasons the gentleman in your Town Hall was so visibly angered and upset and while it may have been just a little unpleasant for those more delicate people in the audience to hear I, and I am sure many others, agreed 100% with the feelings he was expressing.


I wish you and yours well and I again applaud your efforts; I would very much appreciate hearing from you on my inquiries.