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‘Welfare State’ Doesn’t Adequately Describe How Much America’s Poor Control Your Wallet
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/03/2013 13:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [533 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can't help wondering what'll happen to all these poor once the Mandarinate (bureaucratic class) have secured power and no longer needs them?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/03/2013 15:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Futurama had an episode like that, the Masses were turned into Soylent Majority in order to feed the elite.
Posted by: Charles || 07/03/2013 15:55 Comments || Top||

#3  The answer is to dismantle failure rewards and have citizens dividends funded from land rights taxes.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/03/2013 22:35 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Lois Lerner's price for testimony: Immunity
h/t Instapundit
Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she's given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday.
Now it's beginning to move---unless, of course, we see some (chi style) accident happening to her.
What stops her from taking immunity and then claiming that she knows nothing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/03/2013 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [537 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Immune from purgery? Immune from losing her retirement 'stipend'? Immune from falling in the Chicago river?
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 07/03/2013 12:18 Comments || Top||

#2  So this means that her lawyer agrees that she blabbed her fifth amendment rights away and behaved illegally. Strange behavior given that the only people who could prosceute her is Holder's Justice Department.

What stops her from taking immunity and then claiming that she knows nothing?

Posted by: Ptah || 07/03/2013 16:09 Comments || Top||

#3  The criminal contempt charge might motivate her to cut a deal.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/03/2013 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Rita Lavelle (EPA) was indicted for lying to Congress; convicted; sentenced to 6 months in prison, 5 years probation thereafter, and a fine of $10,000. Holder has also been held in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. So far, he continues on.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/03/2013 17:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Immunity is a negotiation, I believe.
Posted by: KBK || 07/03/2013 21:32 Comments || Top||

#6  a RICO charge against the Obamabots in the IRS seems both ironic and appropriate
Posted by: Frank G || 07/03/2013 21:41 Comments || Top||

Quinn expected to use amendatory veto on concealed-carry bill
[reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
Tribune] Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn intends to take action today on legislation that would allow guns to be carried in public, and he's widely expected to insert changes to the bill to try to put in place stricter regulations.
This is the bill Illinois was ordered to do by the Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that Illinois' previous prohibition of concealed carry was an unconstitutional infringement on the 2nd amendment. Much as Chicago has been trying to get around the USSC decisions of Heller and MacDonald, Illinois, the Dems and Quinn in particular are trying to get around this one. It isn't going to work but it might get Quinn past the 2014 election, and that's really all he cares about. He's a Chicago pol, remember...
While Quinn would not say Monday what he plans to do with the concealed carry measure, sponsoring Rep. Brandon Phelps said the governor's office told him that Quinn would rewrite the proposal using his amendatory veto powers.

Quinn is a staunch gun-control advocate who has decried the federal appellate court decision that struck down Illinois' long-standing concealed carry ban. The ruling forced politicians to strike a compromise to set up rules on who can carry guns and where before a court-ordered deadline expired and left a lack of regulation on the books.

But the legislation politicians approved did not include a number of restrictions pushed by Quinn, including a statewide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It's unclear what changes Quinn plans to make, but Phelps said he believed limiting the number of rounds that could be carried in a gun is at the top of the governor's list.

Phelps blasted Quinn's decision to make changes in a bill that was delicately negotiated and supported by politicians on both sides of the gun debate. He accused the governor of making changes for political reasons in an effort to pander to Chicago voters who are predominantly anti-gun rights as Quinn prepares for what is expected to be a tough re-election bid.

1 dead, 4 injured in South Side shootings
Newspaper vendor shot dead: 'I want to know why'
Posted by: Fred || 07/03/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Doc, Quinn may be a Chicago pol, but he has no clout. He is being challenged in the Dem primary so far by Bill Daley, who has raised a ton of money, and likely Lisa Madigan. Gun control is his windmill to tilt at. Stick a fork in him, he's done.
Posted by: Spot || 07/03/2013 8:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Quinn has all the political cover he would need to just sign this and move on. That's not the issue. Quinn's problem is that once he signs gun crime will go down, and that is something the Dems can't allow.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/03/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2013-07-03
  Egypt army dumps Morsi
Tue 2013-07-02
  Guards of senior Muslim Brotherhood figure arrested in Egypt
Mon 2013-07-01
  Egyptian military gives 48 hour ultimatum to Brotherhood, political forces
Sun 2013-06-30
  Boomers kill 43 in Pakland on Sunday
Sat 2013-06-29
  Muslim Brotherhood, FJP offices attacked throughout Egypt
Fri 2013-06-28
  Dagestani lawmaker arrested for ties to Islamist insurgents
Thu 2013-06-27
  Top Somali militant leader flees former Shebab comrades
Wed 2013-06-26
  FBI pulls ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ads after Muslims get offended
Tue 2013-06-25
  Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace
Mon 2013-06-24
  Pak Talibs kill 10 foreign tourists in Diamer
Sun 2013-06-23
  Dutch Say Time of 'Ever Closer' Union in Europe is Over
Sat 2013-06-22
  Britain OKs Treaty Clearing Way to Deport Abu Qatada to Jordan
Fri 2013-06-21
  Today's Pakaboom: 15 Dead in Peshawar Mosquaboom
Thu 2013-06-20
  Hizbullah Leader's Brother Killed In Syria Clashes
Wed 2013-06-19
  20 killed after militants storm UN compound in Somalia

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