When your liberal acquaintances try to argue with you about Operation Fast & Furious just look at them pityingly and say, “Don’t even go there.” If they decide they have the mental acuity to proceed then here is your ammo:
1) The intention of Wide Receiver was to track weapons and arrest those trafficking them and the drug dealers buying them. The operation was conducted with the cooperation of the Mexican government. The intention of F&F was just what happened: There would be increased gun violence along the border: It would be discovered that many of the guns came from the US and there would be a hue and cry to repeal the 2nd amendment. Mexico had no idea that Fast & Furious was taking place and has started its own investigation into that operation.
2) Wide Receiver was begun in 2006 and when it was discovered that it wasn’t working as planned (more about that, later) it was dumped in 2007. The Justice Department had previously released the numbers on WR. F&F didn’t get halted until a whistle-blower in the Border Patrol spilled the beans after Brian Terry got killed. After numerous subpoenas they still haven’t released all the information on F&F
3) About 300 guns were tracked (remember that word) in W.R.. About 2000 were walked (remember that word) in F&F.
4) Most of the weapons in WR were recovered before the bad guys could use them. About 1400 of the 2000 guns in F&F made it into bad guys’ hands and killed between 200 & 300 Mexicans, one ICE agent and one Border Patrol agent. About 700 of the weapons were recovered in Mexico and the US after being used in crimes by drug runners/murderers. There are still around 1300 of the assault weapons unaccounted for.
5) Tracking devices were implanted in the WR weapons and there was aerial surveillance as they moved. When arrests were made, the guns were recovered. The operation was halted for two reasons: 1) Some of the tracking chips were installed incorrectly so the weapons couldn’t be tracked. 2) When the bad guys realized they were being tracked they would drive around untill the surveillance planes had to refuel, then go deliver the guns. Thats whythe operation was cancelled No safeguards were taken in F&F because they never expected to recover the weapons.
6) Oh yeah, nobody died as a result of Operation Wide Receiver.
All the information in this rant can be verified either at the justice department’s web page or on various news sites.
So if your liberal acquaintances want to argue, remember this rant and crush them like the bugs they are!
Dave walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV. The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the story of a man on the ledge of a large building preparing to jump.
The blonde looked at Dave and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?” Dave said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.” The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.” Dave placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”
Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death. The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Dave. “Fair is fair. Here’s your money.”
Dave replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 PM news, so I knew he would jump.” The blonde replied, “I did too, but I didn’t think he’d do it again.” Dave took the money.
For many years, the liberal progressives have been trying to incorporate illegal aliens into their coalition of victim groups. Oh, sorry I mean constituent blocks. The truth is that 75% of Americans see any amnesty program for what it would be. A ploy to add (illegal) votes to the Democrat ledger. BO announced he would not deport (unconstitutionally) close to a million illegals and he would (again, unconstitutionally and illegally) issue them work permits. (This, of course would have a path to citizenship.) Aside from the potential voting hazards, there is the problem of taking jobs away from unemployed Americans. (Don’t even try to give me the, “jobs Americans won’t do” B-S, illegals are doing a larger and larger percentage of construction and other skilled jobs today. Unscrupulous contractors pay them half what Americans would make.
I characterized BO’s actions a certain way and it may seem a bit cynical, however… We have his POS (see urban dictionary under POS - definition #1) Attorney General, Eric ‘the red’ Holder who is suing Florida for trying to purge illegal voters from their rolls. The liars, I mean lawyers at the DOJ are also suing Utah, Texas, Arizona and Alabama over their immigration laws. There might be a few I missed. The point is that BO is doing all he can do to corrupt the voting system in the United States in order to maintain power. Is it any wonder that the last three governors of Illinois are in prison for corruption?
Please write, call, visit and otherwise hector, bother, pester, bug, poke, tweet and annoy your representatives to stop this nonsense. The House has passed an amendment to the appropriations bill that will stop the DOJ from suing states. Please contact your Senators and beg, wheedle cajole and let them know the only way they will get your vote is if they start doing the will of the people. Thirty-three of these vermin are up for reelection this year and 21 of them are Demoncrats. There are 2 Independents, one Socialist and one former democrat with a small ‘d’. That leaves 10 Republicans. (mostly) A few of these have to go as well. Olympia Snow is only a Republican because she was too far left to be a Democrat. Lugar is gone, and hopefully Hatch will be too. All of this is with a fervent hope they will be replaced by true conservatives. (All 33 of them!)
No matter what, it will take a few election cycles to weed out the leftists from our government and undo the damage Jug Ears and his minions have done. If we don’t start now, we may end up being Lithuania or worse yet, France.
John Kennedy, Richard Daley and Ronald Regan get stranded on a one-person life raft. It is obvious that unless two jump off they will all perish so they have a secret vote to see who would stay. When the votes were counted there was 1 vote for Kennedy, one vote for Reagan and 5,274 votes for Daley. That’s how Chicago politics works.
Old jug ears is absolutely amazing. He has to be the most compulsive liar in politics. Grassfire Nation has published a brochure entitled ‘69 Obama lies’ which chronicles 69 of BO’s most notable lies with references. You can pick it up at http://www.grassfire.com/. Another web site is obamalies.net. This site details even more lies. Both of these sites document the lies so you can be sure it isn’t just made-up stuf!
Once again, I have to say, all politicians lie. Show me a politician who never lied and I’ll show you a politician who never held office. BO makes it so blatantly obvious that you know he must think he is above reproach. Narcissus had nothing on jug ears. (I recently heard that BO is sensitive about his huge ears.) (Too bad he can’t hear the mood of the American people.) Some lies are too big to believe like his recent whopper that he is the thriftiest president in the last 40 years and the Republicans are blocking his efforts to cut spending. Others have been more subtle like, “I’ve got Isreal’s back.” or the one about how the Republicans are keeping women from getting contraception. Well, maybe not so subtle.
What I don’t understand is the ignorance and stupidity of those people who STILL believe what he says. there is a chance he will be re-elected on the strength of those people who are too gulible to see what a charlatan he is and too damn lazy to find out. I know there are those folks invested in his success because they don’t want to admit what a terrible mistake they made the first time. Some very dyed-in-the-wool Democrat loyalists and donors are beginning to jump ship because they finally see that BO has openly declared war on America itself and is doing harm to jobs, foriegn relations and the economy. Recent polls show that 40% of Jewish voters would STILL vote for BO. (Down from about 78% last election) After the way jug ears has been treating Isreal and Jews in general, all I can ask is WHY?
A Republican, a Democrat, a Jew, an Italian, a plumber, an indian medicine man and a giraffe walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Is this some kind of joke?”
A blonde girl that needed some money decided the way to make it was to go around the neighborhood offering to do odd jobs. The first house she stopped at was a success. The owner asked, “How much to paint my porch?” She walked around the house and came back and said, “If you supply the supplies I’ll charge you $50.00.” “Great, you’re hired. The paint and brushes are around back. You can start there.
The owner’s wife asked the husband if the girl realized the porch went all the way around the house. He said that she should she walked all the way around.
A half hour later the girl knocked on the door and said to the owner, “All done. and by the way that isn’t a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”