Senator Grassley: “I think the Department of Justice is the Department of Injustice”

More Fast and Furious documents were released, Thursday, revealing that federal agents did have probable cause to arrest the biggest buyer of assault weapons in the Fast and Furious operation — a full eight months before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s life was taken by a cartel member wielding one of those weapons.

William La Jeunesse of Fox News reports:

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, have demanded Attorney General Eric Holder provide a briefing as to why ringleader Manuel Celis Acosta was not arrested earlier given repeated evidence that he was running guns.

“I think the Department of Justice is the Department of Injustice,” Grassley said on Capitol Hill. “They can’t expect people to believe that they couldn’t arrest this guy.”

On April 2, 2010, Phoenix Police stopped Celis Acosta. In the car they found eight weapons, none of which were registered to him. At least one, a Colt .38, had been bought just a few days earlier by Uriel Patino, who had already bought 434 weapons in the previous six months.

It is illegal to buy a gun for anyone other than yourself. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has argued it did not have probable cause to arrest Patino or Celis Acosta. These new documents suggest they did, raising new doubts about the agency’s desire to actually bust the trafficking ring.


ATF managers have told Congress they could not arrest anyone because the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona would not allow it since agents lacked probable cause that a crime was committed. They also admit knowingly allowing some guns to be illegally purchased in order to further their investigation.

Many in Congress don’t buy it.

“If you find somebody carrying a massive number of guns across the border that you didn’t have reason to arrest them?” said Grassley. “That just doesn’t hold water as far as I am concerned. It doesn’t pass the laugh test.”

The reason there was no arrest is because the object of Fast and Furious was not to catch gunrunners or kingpins as should be abundantly clear, by now.
We know for a fact that Operation Fast and Furious was designed by the Obama administration to put American weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels to kill Mexican citizens, and that the guns recovered in those deaths would be used to call for more gun control.

Hundreds died in a plot that appears to have been designed to impose gun control. It’s past time for the appointment of an independent prosecutor, and to press for criminal charges against those responsible for the carnage that has resulted from the deadliest scandal in U.S. government history.

More than 100 Republicans in the House have signed a resolution asking for Holder to resign, the bare minimum of what he has coming to him.
For God’s sake – let the impeachment hearings begin, already.

Lord Monckton: “There’s Something Very Desperately Wrong With the Birth Certificate on the White House Website” (Update- Arpaio To Hold Another Presser – 3/31)

Appearing on  The Dennis Miller Show, today,  Lord Christopher Monckton, former policy adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and activist against global warming “alarmism,” took a decisive position on the issue of Obama’s birth certificate.

The Daily Caller has the audio.

“I don’t know whether he is Kenyan or not,” Monckton said. “The point is that if I were you, I would want to make absolutely sure that he was born here before allowing him to be elected. And the birth certificate that he put up on that website, I don’t know where he was born. But I do know that birth certificate isn’t genuine.”

Monckton firmly asserted that the birth certificate on the White House website wasn’t real, and claimed it could be dismantled with software.

“It appears in layers on the screen in such a way you can remove quite separately each of the individual dates,” Monckton said. “You use Adobe Illustrator and each of the individual dates is in its own separate layer. This thing has been fabricated. Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio of Arizona has had a team on this for six months. And he has now gone public and said there’s something very desperately wrong with this and of course nobody is saying anything because the entire electorate has been fooled.”

“I’m no birther, don’t get me wrong,” Monckton said. “I haven’t a clue where Obama was born and I wouldn’t want to entreat into the private grief behind investigating. But the point is, is what he has done on the White House website is he has put up a document which he is plainly a forgery and I would regard that as a very serious matter.”

Why the hell are more people not talking about this? Are we really that intimidated by Obama’s Praetorian Guard – aka the Democrat media complex?

Joe Arpaio also appeared on Michael Berry Show, to talk about the forgery and other possible criminal violations.

Arpaio has been calling the media silence in the wake of his press conference March 1, the biggest media black-out in the history of the United States.

Arpaio said, “I hate to joke, but when I go to the toilet, I make national news.”

Yesterday, Arpaio asked the Director of the US Selective Service for help in his investigation of Obama’s selective service card.

The sheriff has asked Director Lawrence Romo to produce the original form so forensic document examiners can analyze the document.

The sheriff also asked the director to respond to him within 30 days on whether or not his office will provide the sheriff with the original document and if his office will move forward with an investigation of its own.

Lawrence Romo was appointed Director to the U.S. Selective Service System in 2009 by President Obama.

“While my office will continue pursuing this investigation, I have spoken of the need to enlist the aid of other agencies. As a first step to that end, I am now requesting the assistance of the U.S. Selective Service System asking them to conduct a concurrent investigation to verify the authenticity of this document,” Arpaio said in a Wednesday news release.

See also:
The Western Center for Journalism,   Roger Hedgecock had Arpaio on his show: Sheriff Joe: Obama Investigation Could Lead To Ballot Denial For Obama.
Sonoran News reports that Arpaio will be holding another press conference on 3/31:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (l) and Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo will hold a press conference on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at the Church on the Green to present their findings and updates regarding Obama’s fraudulent Selective Service System registration form and Certificate of Live Birth.

SURPRISE – While the media blackout continues over the largest story in American history, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is stunned, but undaunted, and said his Cold Case Posse will continue to pursue its investigation into President Barack Obama’s fraudulent Certificate of Live Birth as well as his Selective Service registration, both of which it has deemed forgeries.

Although the March 1 press conference presenting the Cold Case Posse’s preliminary findings was somewhat well-attended, the mainstream media made it abundantly clear they were more interested in whether the investigation was politically motivated than in the evidence presented.

Video: Obama on Solyndra: ‘This Was Not Our Program’ – Shifts Blame to Democrats (and Republicans!) in Congress


The Obama administration aggressively rushed the approval process of the Solyndra loan to pay back big Obama donors.

It was a crony socialism debacle,  and now because he’s slumping in the polls, Obama, (weasel that he is)  is trying to shift blame to Congress, and even has the unmitigated gall to make Republicans and Democrats equally complicit.

APM: With all respect, it was a gutsy move I think to come to a solar facility. Your administration has staked a lot on clean technology, green jobs – the biggest item most people know about that strategy is, of course, a company named Solyndra, which your administration gave loan guarantees to, then went bankrupt and has been the subject of many investigations. Are you doing your ‘all of the above’ strategy right if that’s what we have to show for it, Solyndra?

OBAMA: We are doing the all of the above strategy right. Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn’t gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn’t compete. But understand, this was not our program per se.

Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program because they understood historically that when you get new industries–it’s easy to raise money for start-ups, but if you want to take them to scale sometimes there’s a lot of risk involved, and what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to help start-up companies get to scale. And the understanding is that some companies are not going to succeed, some companies are going to do very well, but the portfolio as a whole ends up supporting the kind of innovation that helps make America successful in this innovative 21st century economy. Do I wish that Solyndra had gone bankrupt? Absolutely not. And obviously it’s heartbreaking it happened for the workers who were there.

As you probably already know, there was an earlier loan program but the Bush administration put the kibosh on it because it was obviously untenable.

They got the money through the   “stimulus” bill which got 0 votes from Republicans in the House, and only 3 in the Senate, hardly a bi-partisan effort.

As Doug Powers says: “It takes a big bus to be able to back it up over all of Congress, and an even bigger one to back it up over a party that wasn’t anywhere near the bill that funded Solyndra…”

Obama thinks the American people are stupid enough to believe his increasingly brazen lies.   It is imperative that he is run out of town on a rail in November.

More at TownHall as Guy Benson further fisks Obama’s disingenuous words.

Where to begin?  (1) Obama says Solyndra couldn’t compete because of its heavily subsidized Chinese competitors.  Does the president believe we can win a government subsidization war with the Chinese?  Is out-spending China a viable path forward?  Does he recall that our gross national debt has eclipsed 100 percent of GDP, and that China is already our biggest foreign creditor?


More pathetic Obamalies via Powerline: Obama’s Energy Strategy: Delay, Deny and Deceive:

Today Barack Obama continued his fraudulent energy tour in Cushing, Oklahoma. The purpose of his visit to petroleum-producing areas is to convince the American people that he is a pro-energy, pro-development president. Today Thomas Pyle, President of the Institute for Energy Research, released this statement in response to Obama’s speech in Cushing:

President Obama wants to deceive the American people into believing that he’s somehow responsible for the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, much like he wants them to think he’s responsible for increased oil and gas production in the United States. Neither claim is true, and the president knows it.

The administration has blocked full development of the Keystone XL pipeline, from delays last fall to the outright rejection of the pipeline permit earlier this year. The president wants to reject the pipeline, and yet take credit for approving it. Similarly, he’s closed development of millions of acres of onshore and offshore federal lands for oil and gas production, while attempting to take credit for production increases on state and private lands where he has no role.

Read the whole thing – Hinderaker concludes with a good question:

How long do you think it will be before a White House reporter calls Obama on his constant misrepresentation of the facts relating to energy?

Don’t hold your breath, John.

Rush started off his show, today , slamming the AP for its dishonest reporting:

Gateway Pundit: Obama Vows to Drill “Everywhere We Can”… Except ANWR, Florida, Virginia, The Continental Shelf, Utah, Alaska and Ohio:

Obama lied to the American public again yesterday saying his administration would “drill everywhere we can.”

The Obama Administration has blocked oil drilling and development in:
** 60 sites in Utah
** Outer Continental Shelf
** Virginia
** Ohio killing 200,000 jobs
** Off Florida, where Cuba is drilling
** Alaska

…Not to mention the Keystone Pipeline.

So when Obama says he is going to drill everywhere, he really means nowhere.

This RNC ad hits Obama on his disastrous energy strategy:

How does President Alinsky respond to all of this, you ask? Morning Bell: Obama Mocks Critics As Gas Prices Go Up:

Meanwhile, the President is still beating the drums for his energy strategy, which he highlighted yesterday in a visit to the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, Nevada. Anticipating the obvious criticism — that his investment in the Solyndra solar plant went belly up, costing American taxpayers $535 million — the President mocked those who question his ideas, saying they “lack imagination,” and he turned to name calling in order to deflect legitimate concerns about the viability of his green pipe dream and the fact that it has not produced the jobs that he promised:

One member of Congress who shall remain unnamed called these jobs ‘phony’ — called them phony jobs. I mean, think about that mindset, that attitude that says because something is new, it must not be real. If these guys were around when Columbus set sail, they’d be charter members of the Flat Earth Society.

But as Heritage’s Nick Loris points out, those who criticize the President’s policies aren’t opposed to new ideas. The Administration’s record of burning billions in taxpayer dollars to somehow transition America to a new energy economy have not produced results that earn confidence. The American people’s money is being used to offset private-sector investments and artificially prop up industries until they go bankrupt, like Solyndra, Beacon, Ener1, Abound, and so on. Only when technologies such as solar, wind, and biofuels become affordable and reliable will consumers embrace them.

Ace: Oily: Obama Claims Credit For Pipeline He’s Blocked:

Trans-Canada is going forward with the southern half of the Keystone Pipeline, because they don’t need administration approval for that half.

Obama, of course, has blocked the northern half, the half that actually connects to Canadian oil fields.

So what does Obama do? He goes to where the pipeline is being built, over his objection, and claims credit.

Hat tip: Drew at AoSHQ

Anti-Obama Marine Facing Dismissal From The Corps

In a preview of the cover story in the latest issue of Marine Times, The Military Times reported on the anti-Obama sentiment that has taken hold of many Marines, exemplified by Sgt. Gary Stein, who  “might be saying things about President Obama that a lot of Marines think, but some are saying he took it too far “.

Stein has come under fire for stating on Facebook that he wouldn’t follow certain orders given by his commander in chief.  And Marines say Stein’s not alone in his disapproval.  More anti-Obama talk is being heard in the workplace and new Military Times poll data shows declining approval among military service members for the president’s job as commander in chief.

The Marine Corps depends its chain of command structure, especially in a time of war.  Some Marines say Stein and other vocal Marines like him are undermining that system.

Now, Fox News is reporting that Stein is  facing possible dismissal from the Corps.
SAN DIEGO –  A Marine sergeant who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Barack Obama and posted comments saying he will not follow the unlawful orders of the commander in chief is facing possible dismissal from the Corps.
The Marines on Wednesday told Sgt. Gary Stein — a Camp Pendleton Marine who started the Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party — that he is in violation of Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities.


 “I’m completely shocked that this is happening,” Stein said. “I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve only stated what our oath states that I will defend the constitution and that I will not follow unlawful orders. If that’s a crime, what is America coming to?”
Stein said he planned to fight the charges. He had applied to extend his service, which was set to expire in a few months.

I guarantee that this isn’t just a Marine Corps issue.

That said, when you sign up, you don’t get to choose which President’s orders you follow and which ones you don’t…you just hope the people at home make a good choice at the polls.

See video of the Military Times’ coverage of the issue at the link.

You can show your support for Sgt. Stein by ‘liking’ thePatriots for Sgt. Gary Stein Facebook page.