Thursday, June 30, 2011

A chat about the happenings in The Texas Legislature!

We spoke with Alice Linahan,Voices Empower about the 2011 Texas Legislature.

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Yes, Pres BO has a little too much "Peron" in him plus a few other thoughts from the press conference

A few days ago, I saw an interesting article comparing Pres BO with the legendary Pres Peron of Argentina, a.k.a. Evita's husband!

This is how Mr. A.H. Miller sees the situation: The Peronist in the White House

Miller is right.  Obama is the ultimate "Peronista", i.e. class warfare, telling people what they want to hear and demonizing those who work and pay taxes by calling them "rich".

We saw Obama as Peron in the latest press conference.

First, he does not answer the question about "same sex marriage" because the issue has turned into a nightmare for the left wing base of the Dem party.  However, Pres BO conveniently turns into supporter of states' rights by praising the people of New York.

Second, and incredibly, Pres BO states that his administration does not believe that DOMA is constitutional.  (This is The Defense of Marriage Act signed by Pres Clinton & GOP Congress)

Since when do presidents decide the constitutionality of laws?  Isn't that what the Supreme Court does? 

Why doesn't Pres BO call on Congress to change the law?  isn't that how the system works?

Third, he calls for immigration reform again.  However, he has never sent a proposal to Congress.

Fourth, he goes off against "private jet owners" and "oil companies" for getting preferential treatment.  

This is class warfare. 

It makes me sick because Pres BO does not talk about the jobs being created by oil companies and private jet owners, or CEOs who are not doing anything illegal by flying from plant to plant.

He cynically forgets to say that his stimulus from 2009 "....included tax break to promote private jet sales."

Fifth, he talks about entitlement reform but does not provide any specifics.


Sixth, he blames Congress for refusing to pass free-trade deals but forgets to say that his party has tied them up with amendments that have nothing to do with trade.

Seventh, he accuses Congress of a lot of politics over the Libya operation.  He forgets to say that the opposition is coming from Dems!

It was depressing to watch.

I guess that the good news is that Americans are buying less and less of Obama, as seen in the latest round of public opinion polls: POLL: Obama 42%, any Republican 46%...




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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A good day for The Dallas Stars and those Stanley Cup memories!


The Dallas Stars have been in the back pages for much of the last year.

First, the Rangers played in the World Series.  Second, the Mavericks won the NBA Finals.  Third, the Cowboys will be playing soon.

It's been a very bad year for the Stars, specially that last game loss that kept them out of the playoffs.

We did get good news yesterday:  Former Stars Nieuwendyk, Belfour in 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame class

This is great.  Of course, we remember Nieuwendyk and Belfour, two of the great stars of the 1999 Stanley Cup Champs!

Congratulations to Joe and Eddie.  We anticipate that other Stars will soon join them:

"Brett Hull was inducted in 2009, giving the 1999 Stanley Cup champion three Hall of Famers, with players such as Mike Modano , Jere Lehtinen and Sergei Zubov not yet eligible."

Again, it's been very tough on the Stars lately.   However, we still have those wonderful memories of that overtime win in Buffalo that won The Stanley Cup:



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Let's compare Texas and California


We spoke with Brian Calle, columnist in California.  Brian's new article is about Texas and California!

Texas and California are the best two examples of what happens when you implement business-friendly policies (Texas) versus excessive regulation and litigation. 

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Wednesday: Politics and polls!


We got more bad polls about Pres BO yesterday:  Voters give Obama lowest rating yet on economy

It is devastating, specially his ratings on the economy:

".....only 37 percent of registered voters approve of his handling of the economy, his lowest rating ever, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll."

Again, this is not good only 16 months before the 2012 gets going.

Pres BO has another problem.  He has lost David Brooks of The NY Times.  Today, Brooks wrote about Pres BO's management style:

"Obama’s actual governing style emphasizes delegation and occasional passivity.

Being led by Barack Obama is like being trumpeted into battle by Miles Davis.

He makes you want to sit down and discern."

Add Maureen Dowd ("On some of the most important issues facing this nation, it is time for the president to come out of the closet")and that's two NY Times columnists who are tired of watching Pres BO think rather than act.

In 2008, we said that candidate Sen BO did not have executive experience in the public or private sector.  He had never run anything.  He had voted present over 100 times in Illinois.  

Yet, people fell for "hope and change" without taking into the account the individual delivering the message.

Pres BO is not an executive.  He does not like confronting issues or tackling problems.  He loves speeches, specially those delivered before adoring audiences.

Again, he is not an executive.  I just don't know why people like Brooks or Dowd did not see it in 2008.

I understand Dowd.  She is partisan leftist and was drunk with "Bush Derangement Syndrome".

Brooks is a real disappointment because he is a smart guy who should have known a lot better.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let's chat with Diane Costa, candidate for the US Congress


We spoke with Diane Costa of North Texas about running for Congress.  

You can learn about Diane by checking her campaign website.

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Just a question: Did anyone in the Obama circle know that his "seat was for sale"?


BO grew up in the most corrupt city in the US.  In Chicago, "dead people" vote for president and businesses have to "pay to play"!

Therefore, it is not surprising that Gov Blago was convicted and going away for a lot of years.  He will join a couple of other Illinois governors who are spending their retirement behind bars.

We ask again:  Did BO, or anyone close to him, know that his seat was for his sale?

Frankly, I have a hard time believing that Blago did this without talking to someone in the Obama camp.

Stay tuned:  I have a funny feeling that there are more details coming, specially if Blago looks for a way "to plea bargain" a sentence.


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Yes, Gov Perry has a good chance of becoming Pres Perry!


Is the country ready for another president from Texas?  LBJ, Bush, Bush and now Perry?

Kevin McCullough believes that Gov Perry will be the next president of the US.  

He cites 5 factors:  jobs, core values, small businesses, states' rights and he appeals to all conservatives.

Kevin is right about the five factors, specially jobs:

"Of all the issues that will face the nation in 2012, the one that weighs even now most on the minds of those around household dinner tables is where they will find the next month's paycheck. 

In my book I detail the deterioration and the inexplicable refusal of solutions that will work by the Obama administration. 

President Obama was hired by the America people to make the economy better, to lower unemployment, to see Americans grow their wealth, and at every level he has failed. 

It's bad enough that one out of ten workers can't find work. But the most damning statistic is that one out of five families is working as hard as they possibly can, but still can't pay their bills. 

Meanwhile over that same time period Governor Perry has overseen job growth in Texas that sits at 47% of all jobs created in the entirety of the United States -- just during the two and half years Obama's been in office."

That's a strong record and contrast to the Obama administration.

Gov Perry will provide the voters with "the mother of all choice elections".  

Do you want for the US to look like Obama's Illinois or Perry's Texas?  
Do you want Texas's pro-business climate or Obama's "tax the rich" approach to growth?  

Do you want states running their affairs or do you want the federal government sticking its nose in your lives and businesses?

Do you want to keep your private health insurance or do you want BO-Care?

It will be fun to watch!  My guess is that Perry will win that election!


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Monday, June 27, 2011

"Obama-mania" is fading fast over here!

We saw a couple of interesting columns today about Pres BO.  

First, Maureen Dowd of The NY Times, is furious that Pres BO is so passive about everything, from same-sex marriage to the federal budget talks:

"As a community organizer, Obama developed impressive empathetic gifts. 

But now he is misusing them. It’s not enough to understand how everybody in the room thinks. 

You have to decide which ones in the room are right, and stand with them. 

A leader is not a mediator or an umpire or a convener or a facilitator."

Let me translate what Maureen Dowd is saying:  Be more like Bush!  Make decisions and don't worry so much about what everyone thinks of you.  We want a leader not a community organizer!

Second, David Gergen of CNN does not understand Pres BO's Afghanistan speech:

"As someone who has seen a lot of military decisions made in the White House, I am accustomed to presidents paying great heed to the views of their commanders on the ground. 

In this case, Petraeus was not just the commander on the ground -- he is one of the very best American generals in modern history, a man who has turned around the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

One might think that given his extraordinary success and the great respect in which he is held on Capitol Hill and around the country, Obama would give Petraeus the benefit of the doubt and go with his preferred option."

Dowd & Gergen are both expression frustration with Pres BO's leadership, or lack of leadership.

We need Pres BO to get into the debt discussions.  We definitely need Pres BO listening to his generals rather than his Chicago associates.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mexico's fans were obnoxious in the US-Mexico game!

Congratulations to the Mexico team for beating the US, 4-2. 

They won fair and square, specially that fantastic 4th goal.  The USA team was weak and could not hold a 2-0 lead.

I hope that the game brought a little bit of relief to Mexico, a nation caught up in a drug war and almost 40,000 deaths!  We know that life is very hard south of the border given the fact that millions have voted with their feet and sought a better life up here.

We also understand that Mexico is very passionate about soccer.   I know that it means a lot to Mexicans when "El Tri" takes the field.

However, shouldn't Mexico's fans show a little respect for the US?  Shouldn't you behave a little better in your neighbor's stadium?  Isn't Pasadena a part of the US?  Whatever happened to common sense?

Last night, many of Mexico's fans were disrespectful and heard booing the US national anthem.  (US soccer team booed in L.A. -- Mexico was 'home team'...)

They showed no consideration for the US, or the country giving them employment so that they can send billions of dollars or "remesas" to their families back home.

Frankly, it was embarrassing to watch on TV.   It was reminiscent of those "immigration marches" of yesteryear with people sticking Mexican flags in your face or carrying placards saying that the US had stolen Texas.

The US team was booed before and after the game.   The post-game ceremony was in Spanish, another disgrace given that English is the language of the US. 

What was FIFA, or whoever does this tournament, thinking?  (US goalkeeper calls all-Spanish ceremony a 'disgrace'... )

Did they forget that there were probably 20,000 people in the stands who do not speak Spanish because they live in the US?

Again, we understand sports passion.  However, it would have been nice if Mexico's fans had shown a little more respect for the flag, and the country, that has given them a chance for a better life.

Sorry but it was too much for me, a friend of Mexico, to watch! 

My guess is that most Americans did not watch the game.  It was shown on cable but most of the country was watching something else as it usually happens when soccer is on TV. 

Honestly, I usually don't watch soccer either but I sat down with my wife to enjoy the game.  We had a little bet and she won!  I won't tell you what this game cost me!

Thankfully, most Americans did not get to watch the "obnoxious Mexican fans" or their pathetic disrespect for the US national anthem.

Again, I did not like it.  It must have been embarrassing for those decent Mexican fans who went there to enjoy a game rather than bashing "los gringos".

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Whatever happened to The Pozo-Seco Singers?


The Pozo-Seco Singers were Don Williams, Lofton Kline plus Susan Taylor.  I understand that they had a connection to Corpus Christi, TX.

We know that Don Williams went on to have a country music career.  However, I don't know about the other two.

They did record some very nice songs.  I love "Time" and their version of Phil Och's "Changes":


"Some people run, some people crawl,
Some people don't even move at all
Some roads lead forward some roads lead back
Some roads are bathed in light, some wrapped in fearful black
Time oh time where did you go
Time oh good, good time where did you go
Some people never get, some never give
Some people never die and some never live
Some folks treat me mean, some treat me kind
Most folks just go their way, don't pay me any mind
Time oh time where did you go
Time oh good, good time where did you go
Sometimes I'm satisfied, sometimes I'm not
Sometimes my face is cold, sometimes it's hot
Sunset I laugh, sunrise I cry
At midnight I'm in between and wondering why
Time oh time where did you go
Time oh good good time where did you go
Time oh time where did you go
Time oh good good time where did you go....."


"Sit by my side, come as close as the air
Share in a memory of grace
Wander in my words, dream about the pictures
That I play of changes
Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall
To brown and to yellow they fade
And then they have to die, trapped within
The circle time parade of changes
Moments of magic will glow in the night
All fears of the forest are gone
But when the morning breaks they're swept away by
Golden drops of dawn, of changes
Passions will part to a warm melody
As fires will sometimes burn cold
Like petals in the wind, we're puppets to the silver
Strings of souls, of changes
Your tears are all trembling, now we're somewhere else
One last cup of wine we will pour
And I'll kiss you one more time, and leave you on
The rolling river shores of changes
Sit by my side, come as close as the air
Share in a memory of grace
Wander in my words, and dream about the pictures
That I play of changes..."
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Remember when we had a president who went to Congress before he took us to war?


In 2001 and 2003, Pres Bush went to Congress and got resolutions to attack Afghanistan and Iraq.

Today, Pres BO has involved the US in a Libyan war without going to Congress.  

Pres BO's position is that we are not really in a war.   (Is that Clinton-speak or what?  Remember "it depends what the definition of is is")

I guess that flying airplanes and dropping bombs is not a war!  Or supporting NATO planes doing that?  Or protecting NATO ships firing missiles off shore?

At the end of the day, this is another example of Pres BO's disregard for the constitution.

First, honest people can agree or disagree about the constitutionality of The War Powers Act.    However, it has been understood since Vietnam that presidents should go to Congress to get bipartisan support, as Pres Bush did.

Second, Pres BO has not made the case that this is a matter of national security requiring an extended time frame beyond protecting civilians.

I supported the idea of protecting civilians but this is now gone beyond any of that.  We are now engaged in regime change without knowing who the rebels are!

Third, it is wrong to start wars with a UN resolution rather than a congressional resolution.

As we saw today, Congress passed a resolution opposing the conflict but did not cut the funding in the middle of a conflict.  (House Rejects U.S. Mission in Libya

We need to stop presidents who fight wars without Congress.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday's thoughts!



We took a look at the front pages, even the sports pages.

Baseball realignment?  I'm OK with that, as long as the Houston Astros are moved to the AL West with the Texas Rangers.  I do not like creating two 15-team leagues with the top 5 going to the playoffs.  We need divisional races because that's consistent with recent baseball tradition.

Libya?  Pres BO has messed it up by going to the UN rather than the US Congress.  I can't wait for liberals to criticize the next GOP president when he takes military action.

Debt ceiling discussions?  I support GOP efforts to get spending cuts in exchange for a debt ceiling increase.  Also, prepare yourself for a massive "fear campaign" orchestrated by the White House over Social Security or Medicate.

The GOP field?  It looks that it will come down to Romney vs Perry.  They are the two that will be able to raise money to survive New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Pres BO's polls?  They don't look good today.  However, Pres BO has time but he is also running out of the time.  

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What's all the talk about baseball realignment?

We hear that MLB is looking at some realignment ideas as well as adding a second wild card in each league.

According to news reports, MLB is considering doing away with divisions and having a 15-team league with the top 5 teams going to the playoffs.

I don't like it.  I don't like a 15-team league without divisions.

I do like adding a second wild card because that's only fair, specially in the powerful AL East where the 3rd place team wins 90 games.

How do you add another wild card team and not play baseball until Thanksgiving?

First, you can start the season on the last Tuesday of March.

Second, you can add a "best of 3" wild card series.  The winner of that series then moves on the League Division Series.

It sounds good to me.

However, I'm not done with realignment.

MLB needs to move Houston to the AL so that the Rangers and Astros can develop a baseball rivalry similar to the Mavericks and Rockets in the NBA.

So add the 2nd wildcard team and move the Astros to the AL West.  

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Pres BO looks more and more vulnerable




We spoke with Richard Baehr of American Thinker about Pres BO's speech and the 2012 GOP field.

We discussed recent polls that show growing dissatisfaction with Pres BO's performance.  For example, Rasmussen has him at 46% and Gallup at 43%.

We are still 16 months away from Election Day 2012.  However, they can't be very happy at the Obama camp about these numbers.

Pres BO's biggest problem is that he does not have a good story to tell ("No morning in America") or a happy base.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The speech: Pres BO wants to energize his disillusioned base rather than listen to the generals!



We understand that Afghanistan is very hard.  However, did we need to hear a campaign speech aimed at energizing Pres BO's disillusioned base?

First of all, we've made gains in Afghanistan.  We hear that military leaders are worried that we may be pulling out before these gains are consolidated.  (Our friend Bill Katz reported that today on his blog)

Second, we have a lot of hard fighting ahead.  Again, will we have enough troops now that the other side knows that we are leaving?

Why are we telling the enemy, and specially the people on the ground, that we are planning to leave rather than win?

Third, who are these international partners  in Afghanistan that Pres BO keeps 'boasting" about?  Where are the NATO combat troops?  Who else is fighting besides the US, UK and Canada?

Pres BO mentioned Iraq last night.  He forgot to mention that we ended the Iraq War because Pres Bush had the guts to "surge" and defeat the enemy. Also, the Iraqi people started giving us "tips" once they understood that Pres Bush would not "cut and run".

Will that happen in Afghanistan?  Time will tell.  However, you can't win by withdrawing early.  

Also, it's true that the public is war weary.  However, they will be a lot more "war weary" if we have to go back and finish what Pres BO did not have the political courage to do.


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Disillusionment: Pres BO, and the left that was once madly in love with him!


In politics, as in life, it's always a good idea to be skeptical of the guy who tells you what you want to hear. 

Welcome to the new reality of US politics.  Guess who is massively disenchanted with Pres BO? 

Back in 2007, when everyone expected that Sen Clinton would be nominated in 2008, the American left lined up behind Sen BO.

They did it because Sen BO told them what they wanted to hear about Iraq, GITMO, the Bush anti-terror tactics, global warming, taxes on the rich, unconditional meetings with Castro & Chavez plus a few others.

Sen BO was the answer to a leftist prayer.  He was everything that the left had been dreaming about.  He was opposed to NAFTA and all of those trade deals that drove 4 million Dems to vote for Mr Nader rather than VP Gore in 2000.

He was a dream in 2008.  He is not that anymore today.

A couple of days ago, former VP Gore fired his first shot at Pres BO over climate change or global warming:

"Al Gore has gone public with his complaints about President Barack Obama’s environmental record and leadership on climate change — legitimizing a groundswell of grumbling from the left and throwing open the door for more of the same." (POLITICO)

We heard lots of "boos" for White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis. 

Pfeiffer started blaming Republicans for everything under the sun including the Miami Heat losing to Dallas.  However, the "netrooters" were in no mood for "whining" given that Pres BO had huge majorities for 2 years and didn't follow up on all of the promises.

It looks like the left is disllusioned and wondering about happened to the man that they fell madly in love with.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No "babies" means "No Europe", at least the Europe that we read about in history class!


We spoke with Dr Ileana Johnson-Paugh about her article: European Demographic Suicide

This is a very unpleasant subject, specially if you are interested in preserving the European culture of our ancestors.

This is what Dr Johnson wrote:

"Statistical demographics prove that most western nations are not replacing their population at a rate higher than death rates and are thus galloping in the direction of self-extinction."

I agree with Dr Johnson's thesis that Europe's future is bleak. 

What will Europe look like in 2050?  Who is going to defend the culture and traditions that we inherited from our forefathers?

Dr. Johnson also wrote a book about her experience in Romania.  You can get the book by clicking on the Amazon window on the right column of my blog.

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Wednesday morning thoughts!


Let's look at a few issues on the front pages.

Let's start with the GOP field. 

Yesterday, Gov Huntsman of Utah, and Ambassador to China, announced that he is running.  I don't think that he will create a lot of excitement.  However, this is a very talented man with very unique experience.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a president who understands China or Asia? 

I think that Huntsman could be a great Secretary of State or Commerce in a GOP administration.  Again, we need someone who understands China and our expanding relationship with that country.

Second, it looks like Pres BO will tell us about Afghanistan tonight.  I will wait to hear Pres BO's speech but it looks that he will call for a modest withdrawal of troops.  We will talk to Richard Baehr on Thursday and comment a bit more. 

My position is that we should listen to the military and specially Gen Petraeus.  I am not crazy about having 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, specially with very little combat support from the other NATO allies. 

Nevertheless, we can not get out too early because we will have to come back.

Third, Libya continues to be a mess, a self-inflicted wound for Pres BO. 

As we posted months ago, I supported a military mission to save Libyans from Qaddafi's troops. 

However, Pres BO should have gone to the people and the US Congress for a resolution.    What is all of this garbage about fighting a war under a UN resolution?

Fourth, we hear that Major League Baseball is considering a realignment of teams for the 2012 season.

I guess that it depends what they mean by realignment.

I am OK with moving Houston to the AL West and creating a regional rivalry between the Rangers and the Astros. 

I am OK with adding a second wild card team as long as the season is not extended any further into November.  I don't think that we should playing baseball around election day.

I am not OK with two 15-team leagues.  I think that the divisional races create excitement and make September a lot of fun for the fans.




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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The ATF, guns to Mexico and a few other issues


 
We spoke about the ATF "guns to Mexico" and its consequences on both sides of the border.  

We were joined by Fausta Wertz (Fausta's blog) and Patrick Corcoran (El Gancho) for analysis of how the issue is playing in Mexico.

We also spoke with Frank Burke (American Thinker) about the implications for the Obama administration, specially AG Holder.

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"Surfer Girl" is just right for the first day of summer!


Welcome to the first day of summer.  I love Beach Boys songs about summer.  They are fantastic. 

As I mentioned yesterday, Brian Wilson is a superb songwriter, arranger and pop music vocalist.

What do we listen to this year for our first song of summer song?  "California Girls"? "Surfin' USA"?  "The warmth of the sun"? "Surfin' Safari"?

I will pick "Surfer girl" this year and I hope that you like it as much as I do:


 "Little surfer little one Made my heart come all undone
Do you love me, do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
I have watched you on the shore Standing by the ocean's roar
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl surfer girl
We could ride the surf together
While our love would grow
In my Woody I would take you everywhere I go
So I say from me to you
I will make your dreams come true
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
Well Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl
Well...."



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How can we sell weapons to cartels without telling Pres BO or Mexico?


The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) is composed of good people who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

Therefore, I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to the ATF, specially since we now know that there was huge opposition inside the agency against this idiotic plan to sell weapons to the cartels.

As we've posted before, we, meaning the US, allowed the cartels to purchase guns and to take them to Mexico.

It "worked" until one of our guys got killed by one of the guns.

Who approved this plan? Who knew about it in the Obama administration?  Who signed the memo authorizing this nonsense?

Last week, the "you know what" hit the fan because Congress wants answers.  Unfortunately, they are not getting answers from the Obama administration.

Assistant AG Welch was ridiculously evasive at the hearings.

Welch's favorite answer was: “We don’t know.”

Rep Issa has released documents from "whistle blowers" that confirm that there was a lot of internal opposition about this program. 

The documents also show that Acting ATF Director Melson, and acting Deputy Director Hoover, were briefed regularly and oversaw the program.

Let's stand back and look at this.

First, we sell "weapons" to the Mexican cartels but nobody knows who gave the order.  Who told the gun shop owners to waive the normal requirements?

Second, Pres BO did not talk to Pres Calderon prior to executing the plan. 

Third, AG Holder and Pres BO are avoiding answering simple questions.

As a citizen, I am very concerned that an agency can go "rogue" and put weapons over an international border without telling the president of the US or State Department.

We need answers because this is a huge blow to US-Mexico relations and a threat to citizens on both sides who may get killed by the weapons.


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