Double dipping … Busted Again: Charlie Rangel Fails to Report $200k in Political Donations
Now, Rangel and New York City Councilwoman Inez Dickens are in the hot seat for not disclosing $200,000 in funds for their Harlem political club they have had since 1999.
NY Post reported:
A Harlem political club, which benefits from taxpayer money and boasts Rep. Charles Rangel and Councilwoman Inez Dickens as district leaders, has received more than $200,000 in donations since 1999 but didn’t report the income or even register with the state, officials said.
Dickens also happens to be the Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club’s landlord, collecting monthly rent.
Yet her campaign paid $4,125 to the club for space during her 2009 council run — taxpayer-matched campaign cash that in part would have boomeranged back to her as rent.
“It’s disturbing to see taxpayer dollars pay for the operating costs of a council member’s building,” said Dick Dadey, executive director of the Citizens Union, a government watchdog. “That a building she owned pocketed money that came from her campaign is unethical and possibly a violation of law.”
Who doesn’t deserve a slush fund…?
You got one of these Clinton style foundations to tide you over?
A LOT of what we do is make-believe. Yep, you got that right. Like most of government, make-believe.
I’ve had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to “check” them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire “pat-down” lasted 10 seconds. This goes completely against TSA procedure…
Read more at nypost.com …
Do you think that anybody but those on the airplanes could have made a difference? And banning box cutters did what?
Stupid Is As Stupid Does” NEW HOMELAND SECURITY VIDEO URGES AMERICANS TO RESIST SHOOTERS…WITH SCISSORSJanuary 31, 2013
Scissors? Yes scissors, they are the new defense weapons of choice for Homeland security. So why did they order real assault weapons for their “personal defense? Huh, that’s just weird.
NEW HOMELAND SECURITY VIDEO URGES AMERICANS TO RESIST SHOOTERS…WITH SCISSORS. Hilarity ensues!
If Americans were worried that those pushing gun control in Washington, and in the Obama administration, have unrealistic expectations about what is necessary for self defense, then a recently released video by the Department of Homeland Security seems unlikely to placate them.
The video, titled “Options for Consideration,” and released January 25th of this year, details what are meant to be acceptable responses to “active shooter situations” of the type seen at Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and at the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Curiously, the video omits mention of the Aurora shooting, though it was filmed before Sandy Hook.
DHS’s recommended responses to such shootings, demonstrated in a generic office setting, include the obvious instructions to try to either evacuate the area, or hide someplace the shooter won’t think to look, while also warning innocent bystanders in such situations that it is necessary to follow the instructions of police officers and other law enforcement personnel who appear on the scene.
This particular bit of advice has already attracted some attention. The New York Post reports the pushback:
Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, said he has a better option for consideration than a pair of scissors when confronting an armed mass murderer — a legal firearm.
“That’s why I prefer a gun, and I usually do carry a gun when it is lawful to do so,” said Feldman. “Clearly, you use whatever you can” to fight for your life, he said.
So if scissors are all you’ve got, grab them by all means. (errr …. I prefer to grab my .45 ACP instead)
The video is part of the Obama administration’s ongoing campaign to reduce firearm violence in the wake of the horrific mass murder last month of 20 children and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., said a Homeland Security official.
Given that the video was apparently released to coincide with Obama administration proposals on gun control, the fact that it makes mention of self-defense at all is surprising. However, suggesting that self-defense with scissors and other improvised weapons might be a valid option while neglecting to mention the idea of carrying a firearm for preparedness arguably heightens the omission of the latter.
Here is the new stupid peoples video from DHS:
If you are stupid enough…
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.—- Rahm Emanuel
Germany had a Department of Homeland Security too, they were called The Gestappo.
One of the ideas for gun control being bandied about in Washington is a waiting period for gun purchases. Glenn Reynolds, writing for the New York Post, wonders if we shouldn’t first apply that idea to legislating:
I’d like to propose a “waiting period” for legislation. No bill should be voted on without hearings, debate and a final text that’s available online for at least a week. (A month would be better. How many bills really couldn’t wait a month?)
And if the bill is advertised as addressing a “tragedy” or named after a dead child, this period should double.
After all, people want waiting periods for guns. Yet, statistically, the percentage of guns involved in crimes is much lower than the percentage of politicians involved in crimes.
Makes sense to me.
Didn’t the founders recognize the problem, and isn’t that why the Senate was created? To cool off the hot heads? bicameral legislation isn’t it. Except when one side decides not to do anything about tyranny encroaching. Or the lawless president doesn’t abide by the laws.
The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse To Register; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience In State History”January 28, 2013
New York to the front…
With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, politicians on the State and Federal level have begun introducing legislative actions to curtail access to firearms protected by the Second Amendment. In Missouri, parents may soon be forced to register firearms with their child’s school under threat of criminal penalties. In Massachusetts, another proposal would require storage of semi-automatic rifles at government approved storage depots. And, in the State of New York, congressional representatives have already passed legislation that requires registration of every semi-automatic rifle and reduces maximum magazine capacity to 7 rounds of ammunition, and Governor Cuomo has floated the idea of gun confiscation.
This is beginning to read like a Spy Novel…
Could it be the missing link is our playful Preezy? Because the mice are out playing too.
It was a married Florida woman who blew the lid off the scandalous affair that led retired Gen. David Petraeus to resign as CIA chief when she told the FBI of allegedly threatening e-mails she’d received from his lover, sources said yesterday.
Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa — a “social liaison” to the powerful Joint Special Operations Command — reported the jealous messages from Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, who is accused of sleeping with the married four-star general, to the FBI, sources said.
A fascinating fact. Some of my standard guns, those sporting weapons, liberals like to talk about, have been discontinued by most manufacturers. What has taken their place is the dreaded “black guns”, the scary guns that most liberals fear. I went to the gun store, to get a new scope, and was just casually looking around. I asked what happened to all the classic guns? I was told, they don’t sell anymore, everybody wants scary black guns. So the manufacturers have switched to the scary black guns, Huh.
As the shooter in Aurora found, just having one doesn’t make you know how to use it. His shotgun did most of the murders. Yep, dick gun, after the scary gun jammed on him. Probably with the box 100 round magazine jammed.
Yep, duck gun. The very same that the Rodney King Korean shop keepers mounted their roofs, to stop the rioters from burning their shops.
Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre as buyers express fears about both personal safety and anti-gun lawmakers who might use the shooting to seek new weapons restrictions.
In Colorado, the site of Friday’s shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens of others, gun sales jumped in the three days that followed. The state approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — 25 percent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent more than the same interval the week prior.
At least it’s not the dunes-sagebrush lizard, but the left has a substitute bogey-man to stall oil and gas development in the USA. Did you notice, the left is always calling for energy independence while at the same time slow-walking any new oil development.
This is kind of like AG Holder appointing Obama big donor to investigate White House leaks of intelligence information. Now just ask would Bush be able to do this, or would the media just blow up with opposition … this guy is dirty as crap.
This is the logic of blocking oil and gas drilling while at the same time saying “all of the above”, while billions are dumped on raptor killing windmills. Did anybody cathc the silence of the eco-nuts at the large scale death of raptors? Even I am offended at what is happeneing to raptors and the windmills. Have you seen what is going on? Shiouldn’t windmills be banned?
Fracking is the latest bogeyman, but why isn’t the rest of the world worried about fracking? Because it’s been going on for 50 years or more, and there is no problem. Have you thought this through? How does an oil well that drills down thousNDS of feet, affect groudwater? MAkes no sense does it?
Except in liberals heads, which are pretty screwed up to begin with.
Do people remember Pravda? And how the Soviets used to report the news? It was a joke, and everybody knew it, so they didn’t bother. The difference is now most people are just laughing at our Pravda Obama “love machine” lamestream, we have a alternative … we blog among ourselves.
Will hydraulic fracturing ever come to New York?
And if it does, will it be sufficiently commonplace to actually boost Upstate’s sadly dilapidated economy?
These are fair questions — given that the Cuomo administration has slowed the approval process for the controversial natural-gas-extraction method to a crawl.
And now comes word, via a careful leak to The New York Times, that Team Cuomo is pushing a plan that would severely limit both the number of drilling permits and their location to just a few counties.
And even that assumes that the process itself is approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation — which is still a mighty big if.
Energy independence and the left. It’s their talking point for doing real stuff.
You want to know what they are doing in North Dakota, it’s private lands, no Federal Permit needed. And the boom is on.
Small government, freedom, it’s the way forward.
He’s back and better than ever … Does he seriously want to derail Obama for reelection, since he was muzzled the first time around?’ Here he is the orginal “God Damn America” Obama’s preacher for 20 years, here is Rev Wright …
In his on-the-record interview with Klein, Wright claims that an Obama ally offered him $150,000 to keep his mouth shut and stop preaching until after the election, in excerpts published by the New York Post today:
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
According to Wright, Obama met personally with his then-pastor to ask him to do the same, although Obama apparently didn’t offer money for his silence. Wright’s version of the conversation makes it clear that Obama knew very well what his pastor had preached from the pulpit, and what he was likely to do once attention focused on him:
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
“And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’
“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’
Sounds as though Obama knew full well what the “truth” was going to be once Wright started talking to the media, at least according to Wright’s version of events. Wright doesn’t have much to lose by telling the story now, but it should be noted in fairness that he might have a lot to gain. If the media takes more interest in Wright this time around, he’s going to be a pretty hot property for the next five months.
Does anybody know what Black Liberation Theology is? No it does not mean how Obama and the media lied to America, but you are close.