Friday, January 11, 2013

Last Call

Harry Reid and Senate Dems are...*gasp*...actually backing President Obama for once when it comes to the debt ceiling.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are putting new pressure on the White House to circumvent Congress to boost the nation’s debt ceiling if no bipartisan agreement can be reached.

In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama obtained by POLITICO, Reid and his leadership team argue that failing to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling would threaten the full faith and credit of the United States. Reid and Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray asserted that Obama “must make clear that you will never allow our nation’s economy and reputation to be held hostage.”

“In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a debt limit extension only as part of an unbalanced or unreasonable legislation, we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that America does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis — without congressional approval, if necessary,” the Friday letter to Obama says.

Shorter Honey Badger:  "Go for it, Mr. President."

This is the kind of thing the Democrats need to be doing, not buying for a second that the Republicans are in the right for trying to hold the economy hostage yet again, and fully backing the President on this one.

Good call, Senate Dems.  Keep it up.

Trying To Put The Crazy Back In The Tube

Our new friend James "I'm going to start killing people" Yeager is trying to fix his little image problem after you know, threatening to start a civil war over gun control.  His recent attempt at an apology isn't exactly helping much, either.

"I do not condone anybody committing any kind of felonies up to and including any aggravated assaults or murders, unless it's necessary," Yeager said in the second video. "Right now it is not necessary."

"I have drawn my line in the sand: Not one more inch," he said.

Yeager opened the latest video saying that he "probably allowed my mouth to overrun my logic," and announced he had edted some of the more heated comments out of his previous video and reposted it. Then he added: "But I don't, I don't retract any of my statements."

Yeager continued to get worked up over the Obama administration's "tyranny" and talked urged people to pack backpacks, get in shape, and load their guns. He said that his first video had "accidentally assembled an army … a quite formidable army."

He also asked those who "stole" and posted the unedited video version of his first video, which includes the statement about killing people, to take those videos down.

Shorter Rambo Jimbo here:  "I'm sorry you misinterpreted my call for the deaths of gun control advocates in a bloody rampage as a threat.  That's your problem, libtards.  Not mine."

Once again, if this guy was not white and/or a Muslim, and owned a self-defense company that trained people how to shoot, we would have the right screaming about the need to enforce firearms laws, yes?

Funny how this works.

[UPDATE] Guess who just lost his gun permit?

The CEO of a weapons and tactical training company has had his gun permit suspended by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security after he published a video on YouTube in which he threatened to “start killing people” if President Obama pushes forward with increased gun control, reported News Channel 5.

Have a nice day, jagoff.

Sign Of The Unfortunate Times

Nice of Congress to admit that with the US Secret Service fielding thousands of yearly threats to President Obama that the idea of ending the lifetime protection detail for a guy who probably has another 40-50 years ahead of him is a bad idea that needed to be corrected.

With the stroke of a pen Thursday, President Barack Obama gave himself and his wife Secret Service protection for the rest of their lives.

The new law, which passed the House and Senate in December, designates that all former U.S. presidents who served after January 1, 1997, along with their spouses, receive protection from the Secret Service for their entire lifetimes – meaning former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are also covered. The law also stipulates that children of presidents receive protection until the age of 16.

Lifetime government-provided security for former presidents was the law of the land until 1997, when Congress passed legislation limiting Secret Service protection to ten years after leaving office.

Which meant President Obama's coverage would have been up in January 2027.  You think A) he'd still be around then at age 65 and B) the crazies would still be around then too?

Yeah, thought so.  Good call by Congress for once.  I'm sure lifetime protection for Shrub wasn't a bad deal either.

No rest for the hardest working men and women in the federal government, it seems...


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