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Well it’s about time!

For over a year, Eric Holder has been stonewalling, twisting his story and covering up what he knew and didn’t know about Fast and Furious. According to an article by Katie Pavlich of Townhall, Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee said that within weeks he will file contempt charges against Eric Holder.

Holder still won’t comply with congressional subpoenas for the Fast and Furious documents. Many of the documents were due by February 9 and now it is near the end of April.

You may not know but Katie Pavlich has written a book titled “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup” that delves into this subject. I have not had a chance to read the book but I’m sure she has done extensive research on this subject. She was on Bill O’Reilly the other night discussing her book and it seems that old Bill was skeptical about her findings. I’m not, I have read a lot of Katie Pavlich articles and she is a true journalist and deals only in facts.

As Katie says in her article, “The question now becomes, will perjury charges follow charges of contempt? After all, Holder has changed his testimony about what he knew and when he knew about Fast and Furious multiple times, under oath in front of Congress.”

Chairman Issa should also be looking into what Janet Napolitano, the third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, also knew about this as well. How far up the chain of command did this go? Maybe we’ll have a May or June surprise coming soon that will shake up this Administration.

According to a local article, Federal authorities are planning to crack down on the medical marijuana business in Colorado on a large scale for the first time. As I wrote several months ago, the Attorney General of Colorado was concerned about the medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado because selling marijuana is still a Federal crime.

Now it seems that warning letters will be going out to dispensaries and grow facilities near schools. The letters are giving 45 days to shut down or move operations. If they don’t shut down the U.S. Attorney in Colorado will shut them down.

The dispensaries that are set to be targeted are the ones that are located within 1,000 feet of schools. That measurement is being used because that distance already appears in federal law as a factor in drug crime sentencing.

The move comes after the Justice Department sent out a memo clarifying that marijuana has been and remains illegal under federal law despite what has taken place with state regulations. Colorado is one of 16 states where medical marijuana laws have been approved.

Many of the state’s dispensaries that are closer than 1,000 feet to a school have already been approved to be there under local laws. These dispensaries were grandfathered in. But now it is unclear if they are allowed to operate under the Federal crackdown.

When Coloradoans approved medical marijuana I’m sure no one anticipated what the Federal government would do. Now it seems that the Feds are getting serious about dispensaries and grow facilities especially if located near a school. As far as I know, there is a law prohibiting liquor stores near schools so why not marijuana dispensaries?

The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of Fast and Furious. As you may recall, this was a gun running episode to Mexican drug smugglers that went horribly wrong. A U.S. Border Patrol Agent was murdered with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.

Once again Attorney General Eric Holder is doing all he can to cover his behind. All information will now be kept from public as well as the media.

Isn’t this supposed to be the most “transparent” administration in history? Why can’t we, the public, as well as the media find out details about the killing of the federal agent (Brian Terry) last December in Arizona’s Peck Canyon? Operation Fast and Furious was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The Justice Department was also involved and was willing to turn over thousands of guns to Mexican criminal gangs. So what is the Obama administration trying to hide from us?

Once again, I’m calling for Eric Holder to resign or at the very least criminal action brought against him by Congress.

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing and seeing the news about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. But when I saw this article on Hot Air, I thought one more issue to report and then I’m done with these people.

Now the ACLU in Minnesota is suing the Hennepin County (Minneapolis) for enforcing rules and laws on the use of public property where the Occupiers have camped. Specifically, the ACLU wants Hennepin County to grant unrestricted use indefinitely to the Occupiers on the basis of free speech … which apparently includes free electricity, too.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sued Hennepin County on Monday on behalf of OccupyMPLS, the protest group camping out on the Government Center Plaza in downtown Minneapolis in defiance of county rules. The ACLU suit contends that those rules, which forbid tents and electricity, and “certain unwritten procedures enforced by the county”, violate the demonstrators’ free speech rights. The suit asks that new rules restricting the use of chalk, electricity and tents be declared unconstitutional. The plaintiffs are also seeking an injunction against the rules, and they want the county to provide electricity for the protesters. It also asks that officials stop giving trespass notices to protesters who build temporary shelters or use chalk to express their views.

The county has said the plaza is not designed for long-term occupation and that the restrictions adopted earlier this month are needed because of health and safety concerns and increased security costs. Who would have thought that these Occupiers have the right to squat indefinitely anywhere they want to – especially on public land. The fact that these people hold up signs and chant rhyming slogans should not give them any special grant to use public property that creates a semi-permanent obstruction for everyone else who may want to use the public land. What gives them special rights? What about the taxpayers who pay for the public land? Don’t they have a say in it too?

But once again this is the ACLU and I’m sure there is big money behind this suit – i.e. maybe unions? Hopefully, the court will throw this suit out and the people in Minneapolis can get their public land back to be enjoyed by all.

This is a shocking headline but it is true. Finally, the media is reporting the truth about these protesters. According to a recent article on Hot Air, the OWS protests nationwide have been responsible for at least 232 incidents of violence, vandalism or other outrageous behavior.

There has been violence in Oakland, CA, Denver, CO, and Portland, OR where now police and state patrol officers were injured by  protesters. Then there is contagious disease such as TB in Atlanta, suicide in Vermont, and even arson in Ft. Collins, CO. An Occupy Fort Collins Member was arrested for arson which caused $10 Million in damage.

In Oakland, CA the mayor has now called for shutting down the camp. The risks are too great he says and “camping” is a tactic, not a solution. The violence came a day after a group of Oakland city and business leaders held a news conference demanding the removal of the encampment, saying it has hurt downtown businesses and has continued to pose safety concerns.

Some New York City residents are just sick and tired of the Wall Street Occupiers — and would prefer they pack up their Zuccotti Park tent city and head on home.

Finally, downtown residents and business owners are organizing a protest of the protest after two months of Lower Manhattan being occupied by the Wall Street demonstration. They are angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters and organizers. They are planning a rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message.

Businesses have complained for weeks that the encampment is causing them to lose money, although a few have made money off the protests, as donors from all over the country have sent food from nearby restaurants to the movement.

Furthermore, as BigGovernment’s John Nolte points out, the protest must also bear partial responsibility for collateral damage. The Occupy movement drains law enforcement resources. Just as of mid-to-late October, shootings in NYC were way up — and no doubt the diminished police presence outside of Zuccotti Park contributed to that. The protests are a public safety issue — and Bloomberg would be justified if he took a strong position against the flagship protest that spearheaded the lawlessness nationwide.

I’m all for protesting but not occupying. It serves no purpose and the cost is high. I also don’t buy that there are a “few” people who are causing the problems. These protesters just don’t get it. They are the magnet drawing these “few” people – anarchists,  communists, and even now labor unions – to participate and escalate the problem.

Is this the message they want the nation to hear? I say go home occupiers we’ve got your message and now it’s time to let it go.

You know when you receive a “belated birthday card” from someone that means that person didn’t have the courtesy to remember your birthday but to save face sends you a belated birthday card to make up for their shortcomings. It looks like the same thing has happened to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Michelle Malkin’s article today points out that Holder is the “most shameless corruptocrat in the Obama administration and has now Re-confirmed” this. When Holder was asked by a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday if he ever apologized to the family of Brian Terry, the Border Agent that was killed over a year ago because of “Fast and Furious”, Holder declined to answer the question but said the he regretted that it happened.

Blasted for his response, Holder decided to send the Terrys a letter Wednesday saying he was sorry for their loss. He did this only because he wanted to save face because the letter was released to the press before the Terrys received it!

I guess Holder had more pressing things on his plate, like suing Arizona and other states for their immigration laws, Solyndra and other capital cronyism green companies, Obamacare and of course covering up Fast and Furious just to name a few things.

At first I called for Holder to step down or be fired, but now I’m agreeing with Michelle Malkin Holder should be prosecuted.

With twenty-eight Congressional Representatives asking for Eric Holder to resign, the Department of Justice just happened to find a large amount of documentation relating to Operation Fast & Furious. What this means that the DoJ did know about the “gunwalking” across the US-Mexico border.

Interestingly one memo shows that Lanny Breuer, head of the DoJ’s criminal division and well-connected lieutenant of Attorney General Eric Holder not only knew of the practice and warned that the practice could end up “embarrassing” the ATF. But in a twist Lanny Breuer issued a statement that he “regrets” not warning DoJ officials about this.

You mean to tell me that Mr. Breuer kept it all secret as far back as last April? He never told his boss Eric Holder? There were never
communications up the line? Sounds fishy to me!

Ed Morrissey from Hot Air also has doubts in his article when he says, “But this does something else as well; it acts as a firewall for Eric Holder and the White House, at least for the moment. Breuer’s admission contains one key component — “regrets” for not having informed his superiors. Breuer appears ready to argue that the knowledge of gunwalking only went as high as his desk,  and that Breuer never told Holder about the effort. That’s going to be difficult to believe, especially since we already know that the White House got extensively briefed on the matter directly from the Phoenix office.  Are we to believe that Breuer didn’t get
asked about this from above, or that the White House wouldn’t have asked Holder about an operation conducted in his own fiefdom?  It seems unlikely that the buck stopped at Breuer’s desk, especially given the international implications of gunwalking
across the border.”

I guess when you lie to Congress one needs to find a fall guy and this time it is Lanny Breuer. I’m sure that Congress will get to the
bottom of this and find the right person responsible for this.