EPA wallows in corruption

Free Republic

The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is “protecting people and the environment.” In practice, however, EPA bureaucrats faithfully protect their own people and preserve the government’s cesspool of manipulation, cover-ups and cronyism.

Just last month, Mark Levin and his vigilant Landmark Legal Foundation went to court to ask federal district Judge Royce Lamberth to sanction the EPA “for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages that may have helped document suspected agency efforts to influence the 2012 presidential election.” The motion is part of a larger Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA to release emails and related records from former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and others “who may have delayed the release dates for hot-button environmental regulations until after the Nov. 6, 2012, presidential election.”

Thanks to Levin and Landmark, Jackson and other EPA officials admitted in depositions that they used personal, nongovernmental email accounts to hide communications about official EPA business sent and received on their government-issued BlackBerries and smartphones.

Levin minced no words: “The EPA is a toxic waste dump for lawlessness and disdain for the Constitution.” Not to mention disdain for the public’s right to know. As Levin added: “When any federal agency receives a FOIA request, the statute says it must preserve every significant repository of records, both paper and electronic, that may contain materials that could be responsive to that request.”

Saving the planet? Ha. The leftist-controlled Environmental Corruption Agency is in business only to serve its pals and subvert its political enemies while endangering resource security and sabotaging the deliberative process. Real environmental protection starts with draining this fetid swamp.

(Excerpt) Read more at columbiatribune.com

Polls: Americans Have Had Enough

Moonbattery

The results are in, and they are definitive. Hopey Change is a total failure:

The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surely doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration, which promised hope and change on a platter back in 2008. Seventy-one percent of Americans feels that the country is going in the wrong direction. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to 40 percent–and only 42 percent approve of how he’s handling the economy. Approval on foreign policy, an area where this administration polled somewhat strongly, fell to 36 percent among Americans.

Keep in mind that as a mulatto leftist, Obama has a guaranteed floor provided by certain demographic and ideological groups that will support him virtually no matter what (the vast majority of blacks, PBS/NPR fans, journalists, etc.). He has hit that floor and is burrowing through it.

Five and half years into his “fundamental transformation of America,” a staggering 79% are dissatisfied with the political system. We are in revolution territory — or should I say, counter-revolution territory.

There’s more:

A fresh Associated Press poll is just as bleak on virtually every count. Obama’s approval is upside down (40/59) overall, and underwater on every single issue polled. He’s in the 30′s on many of them. His best number is on handling relationships with other countries, at (43/55). … Republicans held a “trust” edge on seven of the eight specific issues polled.

At least Obama appears to have gotten the taste of George W. Bush out of everyone’s mouths.

The good news is that the radicalized Democrat Party is in for a pounding in the fall, even if voters don’t like the GOP much either, probably due to its infestation with untrustworthy RINOs. Pete Wehner has the bad news:

Sustained contempt for our political system is corrosive. It undermines our affections for America.

Undermining the economy through massive debt, alienating our friends, emboldening our enemies, ushering in potentially millions of Third World welfare dependents, turning us against each other, and taking a sledgehammer to the Constitution are not the worst of Obama’s legacy. He has turned American pride into shame. If that isn’t reversed quickly, the country is doomed.

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Jihadist Flag Flies on Poplar Housing Estate in London

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The flag was apparently taken down by a local liberal nun after it appeared in Poplar. (London 24)

Gateway Pundit

A jihadist flag was seen flying on the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street in London this week.
The Guardian reported:

A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London housing state near Canary Wharf.

In a highly provocative gesture, the emblem was planted on top of the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street, and is surrounded by flags of Palestine and slogans.

The flag bears similar writing to the jihadi flags that have been flown by the extremist group in Iraq and other jihadi groups since the 1990s. When the estate was approached last night, a group of about 20 Asian youths swore at Guardian journalists and told them to leave the area immediately. One youth threatened to smash a camera.

When a passerby tried to take a picture of the flag on a phone, one of the gang asked him if he was Jewish. The passerby replied: “Would it make a difference?” The youth said: “Yes, it fucking would.” Asked if the flag was an Isis flag, one local man said: “It is just the flag of Allah.” But another man asked: “So what if it is?”

One local man said that the flag has been there for several days.

DHS Official Busted in Craigslist Ad Child Porn Sting

Freedom Outpost
I suppose this is par for the course with those in the Department of Homeland (In)Security, especially after all of the crimes that have been committed against the America people by Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. A 54-year-old employee of DHS is now under arrest in a Sacramento County Jail after he was busted a sting that involved a Craigslist ad he placed in an attempt to engage in sex with a mother and her underage daughter.

George Hristovski, whose LinkedIn account reveals him to be an Inspector at the US Department of Homeland Security, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In court documents, Hristovski admitted to soliciting the mother and her 13-year-old daughter for sexually explicit pictures on several occasions.

FBI Special Agent Scott Schofield revealed in an affidavit that he posed as the 30-year-old woman with a 13-year-old daughter in responding to the ad on Craigslist.

 

According to News10, a woman that claimed to be Hristovski’s wife, the charges are false. The News 10 report goes on to reveal:

Court documents state that an undercover investigator for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department found an ad in the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist from a man named “Greg” seeking sex with a “daughter or step-daughter.” The investigator responded to the ad and posed as a mom, “Heather” who had a 13-year-old daughter, “Megan.”

Over the course of several email exchanges, “Greg,” “Megan” and “Heather” exchanged desires to meet and engage in sexual intercourse. “Greg” sent multiple photos of himself to the investigator, who shared photos of a deputy and sheriff’s department employee who agreed to participate in the investigation.

After several exchanges between “Megan” and Greg,” the FBI obtained a search warrant for information from Craigslist and Yahoo, which was the host for an email account involved in the exchanges.

In July, documents provided to investigators from both companies revealed multiple email accounts connected to several Craigslist ads published by “Greg” as well as two IP addresses: one owned by Comcast and another owned by the Department of Homeland Security.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/dhs-official-busted-craigslist-ad-child-porn-sting/#1D9I9osLHvjDZTuU.99

 

Obama’s Treachery and Republican Silence

National Review

When will they stop pretending this is a normal presidency?

 

Barack Obama deliberately set out to lose the war in Iraq, and he did. He defied the advice of his joint chiefs of staff to secure America’s formidable military presence and keep 20,000 troops in country, and left Iraq to its own devices and the tender mercies of Iran. In doing so, he betrayed every American and Iraqi who gave his life to create a free Iraq and keep it out of the clutches of the terrorists.

Iraq is now a war zone dominated by the terrorist forces of the Islamic State, whose rise Obama’s policies fostered. Both his secretaries of state praised the animal Bashar Assad as a “reformer” and a man of “peace,” helping him to thwart his domestic opposition. The Islamic State was born out of the Syrian chaos that ensued.

Far worse was Obama’s open support for America’s mortal enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood, spawner of al-Qaeda and Hamas. During the “Arab Spring,” Obama essentially put America’s weight behind the legitimization of this murderous organization that had been outlawed for 40 years for its assassinations and conspiracies against the Egyptian regime. Secretary of State Clinton gave totally unfounded assurances to the world that the Brotherhood was ready to become part of the democratic process and give up its 90-year holy war against infidels, Jews in particular but also — and explicitly — America. During the Brotherhood’s brief tenure as the government in Egypt Obama gave these genocidal zealots more than a billion dollars in American aid and F-16 fighter-bombers that could easily reach Israel’s major population centers, which for 60 years the Brotherhood had sworn to destroy.

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Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones

Free Beacon

Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.

The numerous flight encounters by Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers prompted the scrambling of U.S. jet fighters on several occasions, and come amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine.

Also, during one bomber incursion near Alaska, a Russian intelligence-gathering jet was detected along with the bombers.

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Is it time to view the Obama administration as a criminal enterprise?

Washington Examiner

See a tree with 20 apples hanging on it and reasonable people conclude it’s an apple tree. So is it a criminal conspiracy when 20 government employees illegally destroy important official emails?

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If that seems like an extreme question, consider the steadily accumulating evidence about the Obama administration’s modus operandi with potentially incriminating documents subpoenaed by Congress: A scandal erupts. Congressional hearings are held. Documents are requested and withheld. Subpoenas are issued. Contempt charges threatened. A few documents dribble out.

Then come the admissions that, oh by the way, emails required by multiple federal laws to be preserved have either been destroyed or “lost.”

Over and over and over …

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