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“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ”

Posted by Liberty on February 2, 2009

Michelle Malkin has brought this salient quote to the public forefront today.  The question is, does Tom Daschle regret these words?

“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ”

Or, are tax laws advocated by uber-libs like Daschle only for us little people?

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Say bye bye to Blago

Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009

Prosecutor: ‘pattern of abuse’ by Ill. governor

“The prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s proven ‘a pattern of abuse of power.’In his closing argument Thursday, prosecutor David Ellis said the evidence shows Blagojevich knew his conduct was improper.”

It looks like Blago’s goose is just about cooked.  I do have to give Blago credit for believing in himself–he’s been off on a media blitz this week, all the while proclaiming his innocence.  And this despite the tapes that the prosecutor has been playing for the jury.  You know the tapes…the ones you’ve heard on the news that clearly feature him talking about seeking favors or money for the messiah’s Senate seat.  Blago is either shamelessly dishonest or totally off his rocker.  Or both. 

Oh, and I do have to give the AP credit.  They actually mentioned in this article that Blago is a Democrat.  Oh, really?  Hmm…I had no idea.  Of course, if the story were about a corrupt Republican, they would have put the word, “Republican” in the headline and 15 times throughout the article also.  Oh well.  Progress is progress.

Embattled Blagojevich arrives at Capitol

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The Washington Democrat power play: encourage the felons to vote

Posted by Liberty on January 22, 2009

ACLU wants to restore voting rights for ex-convicts

“Over 160,000 Washingtonians cannot vote because of prior convictions. Support has been growing for ACLU-backed legislation to automatically restore the right to vote to individuals who have come out of the criminal justice system.”

More:

“Under the current system, people convicted of a felony and who have served their time still can’t vote until they’ve paid all of their outstanding court fees and legal financial obligations. As a result, people of means can vote, but those with limited incomes cannot. The system also disproportionately affects communities of color: The disenfranchisement rate among African-Americans is five times that of the general population and roughly three times as high among Latinos. And the system for restoring voting rights is so convoluted that even elections officials have difficulty determining who is and is not eligible to vote.

We support legislation proposed by [added by Liberty: Democrat] Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and [added by Liberty: Democrat] Rep. Jeannie Darnielle that automatically restores the right to vote to individuals once they have exited the criminal justice system. The legislation would not relieve anyone of the obligation to pay court-imposed fees and penalties—but that obligation would no longer be tied to the right to vote. The legislation would create the bright-line rule so badly need for voting rights restoration to be effective. In enacting this legislation, Washington would join a growing list of states, including Oregon, that have successfully implemented automatic restoration.”

Cementing your power by sucking up to criminals.  Nice.

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Baltimore mayor indicted–guess which party?

Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009

On the way home from the grocery store this afternoon, I heard a quick blip on the indictment of Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon.  Because the newscaster did not mention a political party in connection with Dixon, I deduced that she must be a Democrat and made a mental note to check it out when I got home.  Of course, my supposition was correct.  Sheila Dixon is a Democrat and she has been indicted on 12 counts resulting from a corruption investigation.  The radio station I was listening to carries ABC news but they weren’t the only ones leaving the word “Democrat” out of the broadcast.  According to Newsbusters, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips failed to identify Dixon as a Democrat…inadvertently, I’m sure.

CNN Omits Democratic Party Affiliation of Indicted Baltimore Mayor

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A pattern of violence emerges in the Skagit Valley

Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009

Here are links to three stories from today’s headlines on goskagit.com:

Man arraigned on first-degree murder

Man gets 2 years for threats against wife

Suspected drive-by shooter jailed, waiting for trial

We’ve been experiencing a cultural shift in this area for some time and I predict have only just begun to feel the consequences.  It is very un-politically correct to say this but the Skagit Valley has a major problem with crime in the Hispanic community and much of it is gang-related.  Unfortunately, we are all in danger here, regardless of race, ethnicity or any other factor.

I also have to mention that I think it’s interesting that goskagit.com enables their comment feature on inane editorials about flooded creeks or lamentations over the shuttering of the WWU football program but not on real, hard news stories.  Whenever they publish a story that could potentially be controversial, they don’t include  the option for readers to comment.  It begs the question, what is the point of having a comment function on your news website if you are afraid of what your readers will say?

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There is not a gang problem in Seattle…there is not a gang problem in Seattle…there is not…

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Two held in Capitol Hill nightclub shooting

Hmmm…another shooting…at another hip hop night club.  And according to the Washington Courts website, someone named Roger Allen LaBranche already has extensive experience as a defendent.

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Seattle Homicide Stats Don’t Support Nickels Gun Ban Scheme, Says SAF

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Seattle Homicide Stats Don’t Support Nickels Gun Ban Scheme, Says SAF

“Homicide statistics for 2008 in Seattle do not justify a proposal by anti-gun Mayor Greg Nickels to ban legally-carried handguns from public property, nor his plan to lobby for a change in the state’s preemption law, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation said today.

 

‘Less than half of Seattle’s homicides in 2008 involved firearms,’ noted SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, ‘and about one-third were gang-related. Yet Mayor Nickels would have the public believe there is a dire need to violate state statute and the civil rights of law-abiding gun owners, by challenging a state preemption statute that has stood for more than two decades as a model of efficiency and effectiveness that other states have copied.’

 

Gottlieb noted that Seattle’s 28 homicides pale in comparison to those logged in similar-sized cities, where concealed carry is forbidden. Milwaukee, WI reported 71 homicides in 2008, and Washington, D.C. posted 186 killings. Only in Seattle may citizens legally carry concealed handguns. In Baltimore, MD, where it is virtually impossible to get a carry license, there were 234 slayings last year.”

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Free flip flops anyone?

Posted by Liberty on January 2, 2009

Boozy Britain’s bloody New Year: A 999 call every seven seconds in alcohol-induced mayhem

I’m just going to warn you now, there are some rather graphic photos in this article.  If you’re bloodaphobic or pukeaphobic, you may want to skip this one.  Aren’t you glad you don’t have to depend upon socialized medical care [yet] like the Brits when you have something serious to recover from…like New Years’ Eve?

Socialism = “free” flip-flops

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It’s karma, baby!

Posted by Liberty on December 16, 2008

WA burglar dies in fire he set

“The Benton County sheriff’s office says a man found dead in a burning motor home apparently set the fire in an attempt to cover up a burglary.”

And no tax dollars were spent trying him, convicting him and jailing him.  How convenient.

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Chicago thug politics and the liberal double standard

Posted by Liberty on December 9, 2008

Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

First of all, just more evidence of how corrupt Chicago politics are.  Eventually more of us are going to regret electing a president that comes from this kind of farm team.  Also, if Blagojevich were a Republican, the headline would be “Details of Complaint Against Republican Blagojevich” and the words “Republican,” “GOP,” “Right-wing” and Conservative would be used copiously.  Because he’s a Democrat and this story is bad news about him, the fact that he’s a Democrat is buried.  In fact, just using Ctrl+F to search the text of this story, I didn’t find the word “Democrat” anywhere!

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NTSB to Washington State: combat DUI’s with sobriety checkpoints

Posted by Liberty on November 25, 2008

State DUI policies criticized

“An NTSB review puts Washington among the 25 states that have not made changes to combat drunken driving that the federal safety board has recommended.”

“Chief among the NTSB complaints against Washington is the state’s reluctance to allow police to conduct sobriety checkpoints.

In states where such checkpoints are allowed, police stop all cars on a road to check to for drunken drivers.

Washington’s checkpoint law was struck down as unconstitutional in the late 1980s, and the state does not use them.”

And…a companion story from Goskagit:

Man with 14 DUI arrests gets 20 months

Let me get this straight.  The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board aka THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT) is telling Washington State that sobriety checkpoints are the way to combat drunk driving?!  Screw the Washington State Constitution.  What about people like 46 year old Aaron Bridge (Mister 14 DUI’s) who was recently sentenced to 20 months by Skagit County Superior Court Judge Susan Cook? 

“Cook sentenced Bridge to 20 months in prison, the maximum under his sentencing range.

‘All we can do is incarcerate him for 20 months, and those are 20 months he won’t be on the road,’ said Sloan Johnson, of the Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

This was Bridge’s first felony DUI. A state law, which went into effect in July 2007, makes a defendant’s fifth DUI offense within the past 10 years a felony.

Johnson said people like Bridge are exactly why legislators passed the law. But, he said, the law has some kinks that need to be worked out. One such kink would be allowing a judge to sentence Bridge to more prison time, he said.”

Exactly!  Our felony DUI law is one baby step in the right direction but its efficacy is limited by the sentencing guidelines.  There are a lot of chronic offenders out there with multiple DUI’s.  Isn’t it obvious that we should crack down on the people that we KNOW are driving drunk before we go out looking for people who MIGHT be?

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Mayor Greg Nickels: ideology before common sense

Posted by Liberty on November 24, 2008

Nickels expects December start to city gun ban

The Seattle P-I has confirmed that Seattle’s anti-gun activist mayor will go forward with his plan to ban all concealed weapons on city property.  The Washington State attorney general has told Nickels that his rule would violate state law but Nickels doesn’t care.  This rule will certainly be challenged by gun rights supporters.  How much tax money will Nickels waste defending this rule that has already been deemed illegal?  And will this damage his re-election hopes?  Sadly enough, behind  the deep blue iron curtain of Seattle, probably not.  If you have an opinion on this subject, you can submit it to the City of Seattle at seattle.gov/firearmsrule.

The Puget Sound region experienced a particularly bloody weekend with eleven people shot.  No surprise–most of the incidents are thought to be gang related.  Will Nickels advocate gang-banger control?  Probably not.  Will he take advantage of the recent violence to advance his anti-Second Amendment agenda by placing more restriction on law-abiding citizens?  You can bet on it.

11 shot, one stabbed; three dead, no arrests

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