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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Video: Was that a Light that went on in Anderson Cooper's Head or is it a Deer in the Headlights look?

This is an amazing clip for several reasons. First, the fact that CNN had Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on to talk about Operation Fast and Furious at all is truly noteworthy. Then again, it's a scandal that's been unfolding for eight months now (welcome to the party, CNN). Second, if Cooper was betting that Babeu was going to walk back his comments about the ATF being an 'accomplice to murder,' he was sadly mistaken because Babeu reiterated and double-underscored those comments with the equivalent of a sharpie. Lastly, it's hard to tell if Cooper is amazed at what he's hearing or can't come to grips with it but the look on his face is priceless. Babeu even calls out Eric Holder by name.

Babeu simply BRINGS IT and Cooper is left punch drunk:

h/t Hapblog

Breaking: Illegal Aliens to Flee Alabama in Droves

The good news is that Alabama can now implement the most important parts of its tough immigration law. The bad news is it's not a border state. Last year, Arizona passed SB 1070, only to have the toughest aspects of its immigration law struck down by a federal judge. In Texas, a tough sanctuary cities bill died in the legislature, in part, because two wealthy businessmen - grocery store magnate Charles Butt and developer Bob Perry - threatened to withhold campaign contributions to the Republican Party. Alabama passed what should have been passed in Texas and US District Judge Sharon Blackburn did what US District Judge Susan Bolton should have done relative to Arizona's law; she allowed the key parts to remain in effect.

A federal judge gave a green light for Alabama to enforce some of the most controversial parts of its toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, ruling that certain measures do not violate federal law.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn ruled that Alabama can enforce the law’s requirements for schools to verify students’ immigration status and for police to determine citizenship and status of those they stop, detain or arrest. Police are allowed to arrest anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant during a routine traffic stop, under the law.

In a 115-page opinion, Blackburn wrote that “the United States has not met the requirements for a preliminary injunction” for several of the measures the Justice Department had argued violated the Constitution and usurped the federal government’s authority to set immigration policy.

But Blackburn granted the Obama administration’s request to block certain portions of the law until she makes a final ruling. Those sections include provisions making it a crime to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant, or for an illegal immigrant to look for or perform work. Blackburn also blocked parts of the law that would allow discrimination lawsuits against companies that hire illegal immigrants when they discharge or fail to hire a U.S. citizen and forbid employers from claiming as business tax deductions wages paid to illegal immigrants.
Once again, the Obama administration comes down on the side of defending illegal behavior. In the minds of Eric Holder's Justice Department, it's apparently not a crime to harbor an illegal alien. Uh, Mr. Holder, it's called being an accomplice.

All things being equal, this is good news.

h/t Weasel ZIppers

Audio: NC Governor Bev Perdue a Horrible Joke-Teller

When news broke earlier this week that North Carolina Governor, Bev Perdue (D) suggested at a Rotary club event that the 2012 elections should be suspended, there was a predictable backlash; it was swift and immediate. A reaction from Perdue's office was practically unavoidable. So, what was that reaction? Well, she wasn't really serious; she was just joking. Perhaps team Perdue would like a do-over on that excuse because the audio of the governor's actual comments have now come out and her office has officially dashed any hopes Perdue may have had to enter the comedy business.

Listen for yourself, via the Daily Caller:

More HERE.

Air Force Cheers General who stood up to Obama Administration

Hundreds of Airmen and at least one other General applauded the actions of Air Force General William Shelton, who told a congressional committee back on September 15th that the White House attempted to get him to change his testimony about the potential threat to national security relative to the plans of a company called LightSquared. Gen. Shelton's view was that if LightSquared was granted the bandwidth it was requesting, its technology would encroach upon the GPS bandwidth necessary for military communications operations. is reporting that Shelton was given resounding support by his colleagues and hundreds of Airmen at a recent forum:
During a forum of senior officers at the Air Force Association conference in Washington on Wednesday, the moderator complimented Shelton for giving his "unvarnished" testimony before Congress.

The applause of hundreds of Airmen and others broke out, interrupted only when Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz interrupted to make a comment of his own.

Schwartz acknowledged Shelton's candid testimony in the face of the purported White House pressure.

"Will Shelton, I salute your courage."

The White House has reportedly said it offered only guidance to Shelton. Meanwhile, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee has launched an investigation into contacts between administration officials and LightSquared, according to the website

The committee's chairman Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, and the six other Republican lawmakers allege the administration sought to muzzle and soften the testimony Shelton and other experts on how the planned multibillion-dollar network could interfere with GPS receivers, according to the report.
It seems like everywhere you look these days, there's a hunger for true leadership.

h/t Barrackaid #10

More on the LightSquared scandal HERE.
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