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.