If Obama Had a Son, Might He Look Like Antonio Santiago? (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS March 24, 2013

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I wonder:  Will Michelle Obama be “heartbroken” over the death of little Antonio Santiago?  Will she attend little Antonio’s funeral with Valerie Jarrett, as she did for Hadiya Pendleton?  Will she sit next to Antonio’s mother, comforting her with her presence?  Will her husband, Barack Obama, speak out about this “tragedy?”  

Antonio Santiago.

Will he say something like this to the world?

If I had a son, he’d look like [Antonio].  I think [Antonio’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. …

I can only imagine what these parents are going through, and when I think about this [infant], I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened. …

I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.

The above paraphrases what Obama said after the death of Trayvon Martin, at the hands of a man who shot Martin in self defense.  Will Obama say anything at all about the horrific death of little Antonio Santiago?  Will he call Antonio’s family, extending his personal sympathy?

As the Obamas did for Hadiya Pendleton, will they write a letter like this to Antonio’s family?

Michelle and I just wanted you to know how heartbroken we are to have heard about [Antonio’s] passing. We know that no words from us can soothe the pain, but rest assured that we are praying for you, and that we will continue to work as hard as we can to end this senseless violence. God Bless.

In case you don’t know, little Antonio Santiago was murdered in cold blood, allegedly by two teen-aged thugs while they were robbing Antonio’s mother at gunpoint: [emphasis added]

Georgia police Friday charged two teens with murder a day after a 13-month-old boy was shot dead in his stroller and his mother wounded during a holdup.

Seventeen-year-old De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, the suspected gunman, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, said Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green. A 14-year-old companion was also charged with murder but was not identified because he is a juvenile. They were arrested early Friday.

Sherry West said she and her 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, were on a walk about 9 a.m. Thursday when they were approached by two young men. The older teen brandished a handgun and demanded money.

After telling him she didn’t have any money, the gunman then asked, “Do you want me to kill your baby?” West told the Associated Press.

West said he fired the first shot into the ground, then shot her in the left ear and upper left leg. The gunman then walked around the stroller and shot her child once in the face, killing him instantly.

Antonio Santiago, only 13 months old when his life was brutally taken, was the most innocent of innocents.  His life was callously snuffed out by a thug with what is likely an illegal gun, in the course of another illegal act–armed robbery–early in the morning, when both of the suspects ought to have been in school.

It should not matter that the alleged shooter is black and the victims are not.  Antonio’s mother is white; his father, Luis Santiago, is likely hispanic, although that’s not specifically reported in the stories referenced here.  The unnamed juvenile suspect is reported to be black, as well.

It should not matter what race the alleged suspects are, but unfortunately it does matter.  A senseless crime like this should outrage all of us equally, but unfortunately …

The race of the perpetrator and the race of the victim matter because, as exemplified by our First Couple, reactions are too often selective and discriminating.

Empathy offered or completely absent …

Heartfelt condolences expressed or silence …

This cold-blooded, horrific murder took place two and a half days ago.  So far, there’s been “no comment” that I can find coming from either of the Obamas.

What remains to be seen is whether or not the usual race-baiting suspects like Al Sharpton will come to the defense of the alleged murderers, crying out that they’ve been railroaded during a “rush to judgment” by racists cops and a white woman who misidentified an innocent “child”.


Open Thread.


195 responses to “If Obama Had a Son, Might He Look Like Antonio Santiago? (Open Thread)

  1. That murder really did affect me. That precious little boy being murdered and so senseless and evil.

    • Yeah, me, too. It ought to have affected and horrified EVERY American. You have to go to the UK papers to find horror. Our lamestream is burying the story on A39, in one paragraph. Had the races been reversed? Front page news round the clock. Imagine the mindset of someone who could do something like that. Why, it’s close to the type of mindset a politician would need to vote multiple times AGAINST a law that would protect the lives of babies born alive after abortion. A similarly soulless individual might vote this way: The mother wanted the baby dead, so he should be dead, so he ought not to receive medical care and instead ought to be put in a cold basin in a closet until he dies, as his mother intended. That kind of person. Know what I mean?

      btw, we had an aborted commenter (never got out of moderation) who chastised me for using the death of a child to discredit Obama. Well, tit for tat, huh? It’s not as if the Obamas didn’t use the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Hadiya Pendleton to further their OWN political agenda. It’s not as if Obama didn’t use the deaths of 26 people in Newtown (if any) to further his Hitler-like gun confiscation agenda. You know–that was sort of the POINT of my post, but it escapes obots. What is this now? Day four–any word, any comment, from the alleged president and his wife?

      • My other point is that THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF ALL OF US, BUT HE SELECTIVELY EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH CERTAIN GROUPS AND IGNORES AND/OR TRASHES OTHERS. HE’S HALF-WHITE, AFTER ALL, JUST LIKE LITTLE ANTONIO–God rest his sweet little soul. There’s no doubt that he’s an angel in heaven today, but he deserved to live out his life in this world.

        • btw, watch for him to make a statement now that other blogs besides ours are pointing out that his silence is rather DEAFENING. But that’s a real tough one because already people are trying to blame the mother somehow and (as per usual) the families of the shooters are trying to provide non-credible alibis. You know what side he’ll be on, in typical knee-jerk fashion. From that blog I linked to:

          There were no mitigating circumstances as there appear to be in the Trayvon Martin case, no wrestling over a gun that went off. It was a deliberate and cold-blooded act that was every bit as senseless as the murder of children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

          But there is a difference between this shooting and that of Trayvon Martin.

          Where a year ago millions chanted “We are all Trayvon Martin”, few have bothered to see that we are also all Antonio Santiago. Where so many were quick to speak out against the death of Trayvon Martin for their own purposes, there is silence over the death of of Antonio Santiago.

          Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are silent. Touré is silent. Spike Lee and all the other celebrities who jumped in front of the cameras are silent. Even the President has nothing to say. The death of a white child at the hands of two black teenagers doesn’t fit the narrative upon which they’ve made their living. Rather than treat the death of any child equally, those who were eager to use Trayvon Martin’s death to prove their opinion remains silent about the death of another child that might undermine it.

          Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King Jr. …”

          Exactly. That writer goes on to basically state that it was racism that drove those two black teens to allegedly shoot that white baby in cold blood. Surely that’s a hate crime, too. Will they be charged with a hate crime?

          • btw, we had an aborted commenter (never got out of moderation) who chastised me for using the death of a child to discredit Obama.

            Typical obot, It’s okay with them if Obama agrees with abortion, and pushed for partial birth abortion, and wipes a tear away with his middle finger at Sandy Hook memorial for the victims which were mostly children which in return were used by him to pass laws “gun control” which do not “protect” the children “tranny/invasion” and people like this obot really in their mind “thinks” Obama cares for the children? pfffft, does this obit really think Obama even cares about about them? HA, Obama says thanks for your vote dumb ass obot!

          • Tranny, LOL. TY Miri for the correction. Call it the “Gear Head” in me 🙂 oooops!

      • frankly it suits me if the Obamas stay far away from this childs death in georgia for good or bad purposes. I and all the rest who have heard about this news are affected, we don’t need the Pres. to tell us how we are affected or use it to further anything.
        One thing so different than Sandy Hook, is it appeared obviously REAL. And that looked like a real bullet wound they showed on the mother’s leg. Yeah, that’s right they showed her wound….wheres all the wounded from Sandy Hook?

        • alfy, I don’t really want him to wade in or expect him to, I just want people to make note of his racist bent. His claim to be post-racial and potus for all the people, who will bring us together, is a complete LIE. I dare say that never before have we had such a blatant racist in the WH, although arguably Andrew Jackson might give him a run for the title. I thought the same thing: This incident is undeniably real. There were witnesses to the aftermath and possibly, hard to tell, some who saw the kids running away because their descriptions came from witnesses (plural). There’s the 911 call where witnesses are heard screaming and all saw the mother trying to do CPR. We saw her injuries. She went to the hospital and was shown limping to the car to come home. We saw the crime scene with the little markers indicating the location of the shell casings, I assume. With Sandy Hook? NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER.

  2. It is hard to comprehend how they didn’t believe the mother when she said she didn’t have any money. Often, I don’t have cash on me. They apparently didn’t have any money hence attacking her. Cold and senseless.

  3. The media nor the Preezy will say anything about this terrible killing. 👿

    • The story is buried already. It doesn’t fit their current meme for gun control. What we need is fatherless kid control. Discipline in schools. (Teens IN SCHOOL. It was 9 in the morning on a school day–Thursday. Why was not at least the 14-year-old in school?) MORAL education in schools, meaning teaching morality. Instead, we get kids trained in victimology, racism (the white man is to blame for everything), and entitlement (they owe us reparations and if they won’t cough them up, we’ll take them by force). Are they going to trace the gun? Well, conveniently, it’s been disposed of. But you know, there’s hope because guns are money and many times, these guys keep them or hand them off to a girlfriend or friend, so maybe the cops will find the weapon. Barry will have a hard time attacking the cops for “acting stupid” and rushing to judgment on the teens, because the chief of police is black. So Al and Jesse will be in a conundrum, too. Won’t be so easy to come to the defense of these teens.

  4. ~ Lloyd Marcus ~ …one Black man I love to death!!!!
    BULLIES…. (with or with out GUNS!!!!) the Homosexuality….is NOW…. Normal.. Movement


    • This is INSANE:

      “… Here is another example of homosexual activists’ in-your-face, aggressive indoctrination of our kids. A Massachusetts charter school, grades 7-12, will host a production of the play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a retelling of the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters. Keep in mind, folks, that American schools have a cow when a kid brings a Bible or wears a t-shirt with religious, patriotic, or U.S. Military images. And yet, this school gleefully hosts a play which blasphemes Christianity while promoting homosexuality. …”

      Welcome to Holy Week.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Who are you going to believe? Maladjusted miscreants or God?

        “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Leviticus 20:13).

        “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you.” (Leviticus 18:22-24).

        “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” (Romans 1:26-27).

        “Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” (Genesis 19:4-5)

      • 45 Communist Goals to Take Over the USA

        Remarks of Hon. A. S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida in the House of Representatives on Thursday, January 10, 1963.

        Mr. HERLONG: Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen: A list of 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

        17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

        20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

        26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

        Go here for a refresher of all 45 Goals –


        And hence why Obama and the progressives promote homosexuality.

        Bringing this up, homosexuality being in school plays made me also think back on this, subliminal? Why would they have the kids from Sandy Hook sing this song, make a video of “Some Where Over The Rainbow” less than a month after Sandy Hook? (Over the Rainbow?) isn’t the rainbow the symbol of gay’s? I have not come across their reasoning for picking this song of all songs.

        “If happy little blue birds can fly beyond the rainbow why oh why cant I”

        Chris Frantz on Recording Sandy Hook Elementary Students Singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”


        After the Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a month ago, Tom Tom Club and former Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth wanted to help the community but didn’t know how to at the time.
        Although Frantz doesn’t know exactly who picked “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” he thinks it was a fitting choice. “Not only is it one of the most beautiful songs ever written and a classic but it relates to what happened in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre,” he says. “The song is about a better world. It’s about a place where you can go and be safe and have a good time. So it’s a perfect song for this occasion.”


        “The song is about a better world” WHAT? is this not the point in the movie where Judy Garland is singing some where over the rainbow the tornado hits and she ends up in oz?

        Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz (1/8) Movie CLIP (1939) HD

        • How does it relate to something that happened after the incident, unless there a rainbow appeared. Maybe at one of the funerals? If so, I missed that one.

          It is a pretty song and Judy Garland’s character, not thrilled with her mundane KS existence, was dreaming of an exciting IDEAL world over the rainbow.

          In a way, that is typical of leftists–they have blind faith in their idealized society, if only the realists and pragmatists amongst us would get on board. Then everything will be sunshine, rainbows, and lollypops (paid for by those evil “rich” people and not at all by the labor of any of the recipients). Money will grow on trees, everyone will be non-violent and happy, war will end, greed and avarice gone, the oceans will cease to rise, the environment will remain static (as if it’s in a perfect state now and no change is ever good), and we will all join hands and sing Kumbaya. Or maybe Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

          • Rosemway Woodhouse

            Judy Garland was manipulated, used, abused (called a hunchback and a troll), drug addicted, forced to have an abortion when she was pregnant WHILE MARRIED by both her mother and Louis B. Mayer of MGM, and finally kicked to the curb when she was no longer useful.

            If you ever have to opportunity to watch Judy Garland, By Myself, do!

          • Rosemway Woodhouse

            Also, of note is how fond the gay community is of her. It has been rumored for years that her second husband and father of Liza, another gay icon, Vincente Minnelli was gay.

          • Thank you Rosemary, I did not know that about Judy Garland. How sad. I did know about Liza’s hubby, talk about ultra light in the loffer’s! Hollywierd made it “okay” to be gay, bi, ect. ect. but we all know Hollywood is filled with many, many, fruit’s and nut’s. Unfortunately they helped set the course that homosexuality was “okay” in their sick world of fruit’s and nut’s. Oprah and her side kick Dr. Phil also did their part also in convincing people that “people are just born that way” it’s not their fault….uh huh, riiiiiight.

        • Rosemway Woodhouse

          Mission Accomplished. 😦

  5. http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/23/us/georgia-baby-killed/

    There’s more at that link and some videos of the parents. One thing is indisputable: That infant died and he was shot by someone. Could the cops have picked up the wrong kids? Sure. Could the mother have mistakenly identified the wrong kid? Sure. But the fact remains that the baby was shot in the face and murdered. He’s dead. And there’s little outrage in the media and NO comments from the usual suspects, which is the point of my post.

  6. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/305319/483/Brunswick-shooting-could-be-related-to-gang-activity

    Brunswick shooting could be related to gang activity

    On Friday Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green would not say if the shooting that killed a 13-month-old boy and injured his mother had an relation to gang activity.

    Two teens were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Antonio Santiago.

    Police raided a home on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The home believed is to be where 17-year-old Demarquise Elkins lives. He has been charged with first degree murder along with a 14-year-old whose identity has not been released.

    Police say the child and his mother were shot Thursday morning when they were taking a walk. Some believe that this could be in relation to gang activity. First Coast News took a look at the accused’s Facebook page, and there were several posts that associated Elkins with a group called Moneyville. One particular post used a code that we researched and found is related to the well-known street gang the Bloods.

    We also found some YouTube videos with the group’s name. There is no confirmation that this is a gang or that gang activity had anything to do with this shooting, but Pastor Ken Adkins who is familiar with Brunswick’s crime and works with ex-offenders and ex gang members says it is possible. …”

    This brings to mind the numerous unprovoked attacks on non-blacks by black thugs across the country in variations of “the knockout game” or the “knockout king game”, which I wrote about here: https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/mob-mentality/

    Of course, we’ve also heard how gang initiation sometimes, horrifically, involves the aspiring member killing someone in cold blood. With the knockout “game”, the more helpless the victim, the more “cred” the perps get.

  7. http://twitchy.com/2013/03/24/jim-carreys-cold-dead-hand-hey-heres-a-song-for-heartless-motherfckers-unwilling-to-bend-for-the-safety-of-our-kids/

    Way to destroy a career. Jim Carrey pulls an Alinsky on Second Amendment defenders. If you’re not for “compassionate compromise” then you are a “heartless m-f-er” who wants kids to die.

    • http://cnsnews.com/news/article/jim-carrey-assault-rifle-owners-have-very-little-their-body-or-soul-worth-protecting

      Jim Carrey: ‘Assault Rifle’ Owners Have ‘Very Little in Their Body or Soul Worth Protecting’

      Actor Jim Carrey said Saturday that anyone who has bought an “assault rifle” since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School retain little that is “worth protecting.”

      “[Anyone] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting,” said Carrey on Twitter, Feb. 2. …”

      On Twitter, he also opined that gun owners need to find “non-lethal” methods of self-defense, and Dana Loesch asked him if he’s going to pay for bodyguards for people who give up their guns. Ha! Good one. I bet he has armed guards. Don’t you think?

      Yes, Jim. We’ll have our non-lethal self-defense methods. What? Maybe Kung Fu, huh? Or pepper spray. Both will come in handy against the 1.6 billion HOLLOW POINT BULLETS and the TANKS that the DHS bought to use here in the USA, against US. Someone needs to school dumb or dumber on the purpose of the Second Amendment. My guess is that if Hitler or Stalin controlled the USA, the first to go would be the Hollywood dumb-asses and the media.

      • http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/gutfeld-on-liberal-comedian-jim-carrey-most-pathetic-tool-on-face-of-the-earth-i-hope-his-career-is-dead-video/

        Greg Gutfeld Goes Off on Jim Carrey: “Most Pathetic Tool on Face of the Earth & I Hope His Career Is Dead”

        Greg Gutfeld went off on actor-comedian Jim Carrey today on The Five after Carrey released an anti-gun video mocking rural Americans, gun owners and Charlton Heston. Gutfeld went off on the Canadian actor,

        He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth and I hope his career is dead… He thinks it’s satire to go off on rural Americans and a dead man. Let’s talk about Charlton Heston. Charlton Heston was one of the first actors to be behind the civil rights movement and marched. What did this jackass Jim Carrey do? He was behind the anti-vaccine panic. There’s 160,000 people that died from measles last year… He’s a dirty stinking coward!“ …”

    • “Dumb And Dumber: HES GOT A GUN!”

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      The Truman Show used to rank in my Top 5 favorite movies. I always believed he was robbed of his Academy Award. Now…pfffft. Oh, and Freddy Mercury….let’s just say the band wasn’t named Queen without reason. Evil has been advancing unabated since the mid 60s .

  8. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bloomy-takes-aim-guns-meet-press-article-1.1297779

    Mayor Bloomberg says he will spend millions more to defeat the National Rifle Association and pro-gun pols

    Says on ‘Meet the Press’ he has ‘responsibility’ to keep the public safe. Decries politicians who don’t listen to the will of the people.

    The $12 million ad blitz targeting senators wavering on gun control will be just the beginning, Mayor Bloomberg warned Sunday.

    “I have a responsibility … to try to make this country safer,” Bloomberg said on “Meet the Press” when asked if he’d spend big-time in next year’s elections to target the National Rifle Association and members of Congress for opposing gun restrictions.

    “If I can do that by spending some money, and taking the NRA from being the only voice to being one of the voices, so the public can really understand the issues, then I think my money will be well spent and I think I have an obligation to do that,” he said.

    If 90% of the public wants something, and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that,” Bloomberg said, referring to the proportion of people polls show support universal background checks.

    Bloomberg launched the ad campaign, which will start airing Monday, in a dozen states where Bloomberg believes key senators can be swayed. The ad features a rifle-toting hunter making the case for background checks.

    I don’t think there’s ever been an issue where the public has spoken so clearly where Congress hasn’t eventually understood and done the right thing,” he said. …”


    Somebody needs to school this dumb ass on the FACT that 90% of the people do not support his gun control fantasies.

    • “Bloomberg said the country must not lose the opportunity to crack down on guns offered by the Newtown massacre. “It would be a great tragedy for this country and for tens of thousands of lives if (the opportunity) is lost,” he said.”

      OPPORTUNITY TO CRACK DOWN ON GUNS. There you have it in a nutshell. He admits it. Newtown deaths are an “opportunity.” And some obot thinks I’m heartless for asking why Barry and Mooch are silent on the death of little Antonio Santiago.

      I’ll never forget the guy early on, after Sandy Hook, who talked about how wonderful it was that this was 20 WHITE kindergarteners.

  9. Rosemary Woodhouse

    OMG, I hadn’t read of this before now. 13 months old…..how cold does one have to be to commit such a vile act? Am heartbroken. Evil walks on Planet Earth and is only going to intensify its ‘strolls” as time grows short.

    This verse so aptly describes the days in which we live:
    IITimothy3 1-7

    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, haughty, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    • I wonder if there were ever a time in human history when that list was NOT true.

      • Good question, but as we draw closer to the End Times evil will wax worse and even worse. My DH says if we are in the “End Times” this is what it will look like!
        Good Scripture Link!

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Thanks Dar. As I always write, I PRAY this isn’t The Time, but let’s contrast and compare to pre-mid 60s, shall we? It was a completely different country!

    • Whatever happened to that “common knowledge” that women don’t commit suicide by shooting themselves? Love triangle? Found at the home of another lawmaker?

  10. http://news.yahoo.com/casinos-struggle-tribes-seek-more-160231070.html

    Your tax dollars at work:
    As casinos struggle, tribes seek more federal aid

    Once the envy of Indian Country for its billion-dollar casino empire, the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino has been struggling through a financial crisis and pursuing more revenue from an unlikely source: U.S. government grants.

    The money provided annually to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation through the Interior Department and the Department of Health and Human Services has risen over the last five years to more than $4.5 million, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act. One former tribal employee says department leaders were encouraged to offset dwindling resources by seeking more federal grants.

    The Pequots, who once distributed stipends exceeding $100,000 annually to adult members, are not alone among gaming tribes seeking more federal aid. Several, including the owner of Foxwoods’ rival Connecticut casino, the Mohegan Sun, say they have been pursuing more grants — a trend that critics find galling because the law that gave rise to Indian casinos was intended to help tribes become financially self-sufficient.

    The whole purpose of the 1988 law which authorized Indian casinos was to help federally-recognized tribes raise money to run their governments by building casinos on their reservations,” said Robert Steele, a former Congressman from Connecticut. “I would argue strongly that federal money was meant for struggling tribes. Certainly the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans couldn’t under any circumstances be put in that category.”

    As long as they have federal recognition, casino-owning tribes are eligible for the same grant programs as the larger tribes based on large, poverty-stricken reservations in the American West. The grants, which don’t need to be paid back, support tribal governments by paying for programs such as health screenings, road maintenance and environmental preservation. …”

    The Pequots also, as other tribes like the Cherokee, have been embroiled in racial/racist issues: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequot_people#Federal_recognition

    ” … Since the 1930s, both Pequot tribes had serious tension over racial issues, with some people claiming that darker-skinned descendants should not be considered fully Pequot. …’

  11. There was an incident, similar to this shooting in Georgia, not long ago. I’d saved the link, intending to write a article about it (similar to this one) and the story completely slipped my mind when I read about Antonio. Like Antonio, this little baby girl’s death was blown off by the Obamas (despite the fact that it took place in CHICAGO) and the media ignored it, too, for the most part. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/13/jonylah-watkins-gunned-down-in-chicago-was-a-happy-baby.html

    Jonylah Watkins, Gunned Down in Chicago, Was a ‘Happy Baby’
    Mar 13, 2013 4:45 AM EDT
    Gun violence may be down in Chicago, but that news will be cold comfort to Jonathan and Judy Watkins, parents of the 6-month-old shot to death on Monday (about 2 weeks ago)

    The sight of 29-year-old Jonathan Watkins changing his baby’s diaper in a minivan on a Chicago street early Monday afternoon might have given hope to those experts who believe that absent fathers are a primary contributor to urban violence.

    The experts might have found more reason for hope in recent reports that gun violence in Chicago is down significantly from the same time last year.

    Then a man holding an automatic pistol appeared from a passageway between two buildings. He began firing at Watkins as the father stood at the open passenger side door of the minivan, still crouched over 6-month-old Jonylah on the seat.

    Bullets struck Watkins in the left side and right buttock and grazed his face. The baby had a total of five wounds as she was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital.

    That is the same University of Chicago facility where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was taken after she was shot in January. Pendleton was gunned down only days after she performed with her school band at President Obama’s inauguration.

    Just as the trauma team had sought in vain to save Hadiya, it now sought in vain to save tiny Jonylah. The baby’s death was announced by Rev. Corey Brooks, who served as a tearful spokesman for yet another grieving family. …”


    Six month old Jonylah Watkins buried

    Tuesday was cold in Chicago. Another child, this time an infant, was laid to rest in the cold hard ground. Six month old Jonylah Watkins was buried today. During the funeral at New Beginnings Baptist Church on Chicago’s south side her grandmother poetically stated the obvious: “My neighbors of Chicago, what have thou done?”

    There was no pathetic pseudo symbolism at this funeral. First Lady Michelle Obama did not show up offering symbolic sympathy and false hope. Flags were not lowered at half-mast throughout the city. Since the shooting of the six month girl there has been little public outcry.

    Politicians have not only been silent but absent. People in Chicago moved on going about their daily lives as if nothing happened.

    A six month old child was shot and killed. No one cares. How different this murder was than those of teenagers whose lives supposedly held so much promise. What can you expect? Jonylah Watkins did not live long enough to exhibit promise- whatever that is.

    This infant is just another dry statistic from the bloody streets of Chicago.

    On St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago River was dyed green. It should be dyed red with the blood from the deadly streets of Chicago.

    Contrary to previous reports Jonylah Watkins was not slain as her father changed her diaper in a parked van. She also was only shot once, not five times. The bullet tearing through several organs in her tiny body.

    The infant was slain while sitting on the lap of her father in a parked van. It is alleged the father, an ex-offender, has gang ties.

    It was a cold day in Chicago. Chicago showed how cold hearted it is. There are no calls for the street gangs to be dismantled. There is no hue and cry for action against the roving bands of urban terrorists turning our streets into war zones rivaling the streets of Iraq or Afghanistan. …”

    No cries to get to the root of gang violence. No cries to find out where these thugs get these illegal guns in Chicago, where most guns are illegal. These incidents do not fit the narrative. Why? Because the goal of the gun control advocates is NOT to stop gun violence committed by gangs or street thugs. The goal is to CONFISCATE ALL GUNS, TO DISARM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, TO MAKE US VULNERABLE TO TYRANNY. The gun confiscation advocates don’t care about crime–they want to disarm LEGAL gun owners. It has nothing to do with gun violence in inner cities, just as the Second Amendment has nothing to do with what kind of guns someone “needs” to shoot skeet or deer or turkeys. That’s why you hear nothing from the Obamas. That’s why they and Rahm Emmanuel don’t attend THESE funerals. They don’t care because it doesn’t fit the meme, the narrative, for their political agenda. They pick and choose which tragedies to EXPLOIT. They choose which are “opportunities” to further their agenda. If not an opportunity, then they ignore it. Little Jonylah was black.

    Police say they “expect” to make arrests. The father is a gang banger who is not cooperating as much as they would hope. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/jonylah-watkins-killing-c_n_2903405.html

    • The media has to wait for permission as to what they may report on. If they don’t get a green light…then for the sake of the CP they don’t report…IMHO.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        You’re right again, Dar. PRAVDA currently has better reportage on our state of affairs. It would be funny if it’s it weren’t so pathetic.

    • She was shot 5 times, and little Antonio shot in the head. These people are not just thug’s they are animal’s, in plain and simple English. No matter the race, ANYONE that could hurt a small Innocent child is a animal, period!

  12. Jack Cashill:


    “If America descends into deep racial violence this summer, one media figure above others will deserve the award for making it happen, ABC’s Matt Gutman.

    A year ago this week, the story of Trayvon Martin’s killing Feb. 26, 2012, was still largely contained in Florida. That would change when Matt Gutman, a “Break-Out News Hottie” according to one gay blogger, entered the scene stage left.

    On March 13, 2012, Gutman tweeted, that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman “shot 17yr old teen bc he was black, wore hoodie walking slowly.” Gutman had clearly established his template before he had seen any evidence.

    … The case is falling apart. Gutman and pals have already started modifying their reporting, but at the end of the day, the more excitable parts of America may not be in a mood to listen.”


    • Obama has set back race relations by decades. Americans become more polarized and resentful by the day, as the DOJ and the Obama administration display blatant racism and discrimination, not to mention complete disregard for more than half of the country’s population. Favoritism and special treatment, creating “elite” classes of “protected” groups, breed discontent, resentment, and more racism.

      The media, which was all over the Trayvon Martin story in the beginning, has “moved on” because the meme no longer works. Zimmerman is NOT white; he’s hispanic. The “victim” was not the victim but the aggressor. Zimmerman acted in self-defense. The “victim” was not the little kid portrayed in years-old photos, but a tall young man, much taller than Zimmerman. The “witness” girlfriend has turned out to be full of it; her story fell apart, so now where are the media? Nowhere.

      Most people don’t know, because it’s not reported nationally, that the case is falling apart because the girlfriend apparently lied. Zimmerman should never have been charged, which was the original decision made by investigating authorities, until the race-baiters and DemoncRAT politicians running for re-election got involved. It’s a travesty of justice that Zimmerman is still suffering under.

    • Colin Flaherty:

      “Black mob beats man ‘for no reason'”

      “Three black men in New Orleans stalk and stomp a man almost to death. They laugh. They linger. They beat him some more. They move on. Then return and kick him in the face.

      It’s all captured on video.

      “It’s called the “Knockout Game.” Go Google it because it’s happening all across the country, but the lame stream media is very silent on the subject.”

      The Times-Picayune does not allow comments that would make this beating part of an epidemic of black mob violence all over the country documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”

      To notice racial violence is to be a racist, so say the editors at newspapers across the country.”

      “Black mob violence and the media silence”

      “America is the midst of an epidemic of racial mob violence and the media refuses to report it.”


      • If the races were reversed, this would be front page news and the DOJ and the DHS would have special task forces out there to counter the “white supremacist MOVEMENT.” Instead, crickets. It’s for bloggers to document. I was updating my post but realized it would soon be a nearly full time job.

        Speaking of white supremacists. Now they say they confirmed that the guy killed in Texas was the shooter of the prison chief in Colorado. So the only remaining question: Did the Saudis or somebody connected to their jihad pay him to do it? If you were a jihadi and wanted someone dead, wouldn’t it be just perfect to hire a so-called white supremist? Just sayin’.

      • This is a new one from the first link:

        “Students at the University of Illinois also experienced a similar rash of racial violence. Except there it went by a different name: Polar Bear Hunting. Same rules applied. After dozens of attacks, several black people were arrested and sent to prison. Late last year, one them was back, hunting more Polar Bears.”

        That would seem to PROVE intent and prove that it’s a HATE CRIME based upon racial animus. Their definition of hate crime, but likely Eric Holder believes that blacks can’t be racists and that hate crime laws protect blacks and NOT whites, just as he believes the voting rights laws only protect blacks and that it’s ok to suppress WHITE votes. Were these guys charged with a hate crime? My guess is no.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Propaganda. The ghettoized blacks have been advertized as being ultra violent. All of their riots have been televised: Newark, Watts, LA during Rodney King, come immediately to mind.. When, in fact, they are a true minority. Since when did 13% (give or take) become the majority? Only since the mulatto president was enthroned. Of course, along with the propaganda on tell-a–vision these days, one would believe blacks were the majority. Blacks are not the majority and, certainly, not all blacks are the violent beings the media wants you to believe. Most, however, have proven to be racist.

  13. The Secret Service had to cancel WH tours because of sequestration cuts. HOWEVER, they have accompanied the Obama daughters to their annual spring break trip, this time to the Bahamas!


    Exclusive: Sasha, Malia Obama Vacation at Bahamas’ ‘Atlantis’ Resort

    Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned.

    A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported.

    Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort.

    Social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have also carried reports of the First Daughters’ presence at Atlantis.

    It is unclear how long the first daughters will be staying in the Bahamas, or what the cost will be to taxpayers.

    Earlier this month, the White House canceled public tours as a result of the recent budget sequester, citing Secret Service staffing costs.

    According to Judicial Watch, Malia Obama’s trip to Mexico last spring break, during which she was apparently accompanied by Secret Service protection, cost taxpayers $115,500.87. Sasha did not accompany Malia on that trip.”

    They don’t know whether or not Mooch will join them.

  14. http://www.infowars.com/dhs-to-buy-360000-more-rounds-of-hollow-point-ammunition/

    DHS To Buy 360,000 More Rounds of Hollow Point Ammunition

    While the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore members of Congress demanding to know why the federal agency is engaged in an apparent arms build-up, the DHS has just announced it plans to purchase another 360,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to add to the roughly 2 billion bullets already bought over the past year.

    The DHS has now purchased over 2 billion rounds of ammo.

    A solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities website details the DHS’ plan to purchase 360,000 rounds of “Commercial leaded training ammo (CLTA) Pistol .40 caliber 165 grain, jacketed hollow point.” The bullets are to be delivered to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the same destination for 240,000 hollow point rounds which were purchased only last month.

    Although the DHS has attempted to explain its mammoth purchase of ammunition by claiming the bullets are being acquired in bulk to save money and that they are for training purposes only, this has been disputed by reputable voices such as former Marine Richard Mason, who told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania earlier this month, “We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”

    Hollow point bullets are almost twice as expensive as full metal jackets, therefore the DHS’ explanation that it is buying huge quantities in bulk to “save money” doesn’t make sense. …”

  15. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-to-campaign-against-second-amendment/

    Obama to Campaign Against Second Amendment
    …Obama will gas up his jet for his latest campaign promoting gun control.

    Barack Obama is going to fly around the country to campaign against the Second Amendment in coming weeks. Katie Pavlich at Townhall reported, via Free Republic:

    As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pumps millions of dollars into the airwaves, President Obama is getting ready for a brand new campaign. Obama will travel around the country on a gun control tour, despite Democrat Harry Reid killing Senator Dianne Feinstein’s latest gun control legislation last week. Reid has offered for Feinstein to issue her legislation as an amendment, but won’t bring the legislation as part of a larger gun control package to the Senate floor for a vote.”

    One hour of flying Air Force One pays for 10 weeks of WH tours.

  16. Will Barry speak out about this?!!! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/indonesian-officials-destroy-church-in-front-of-worshippers-as-muslims-egg-them-on/

    Indonesian Officials Destroy Church in Front of Worshippers As Muslims Egg Them On

    … An Indonesian city government demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation on March 21, 2013, as Muslim protesters egged on workers and branded the Christians “infidels”.

    Dozens in the 100-strong congregation wailed as a digger tore down the brick walls, with worshippers accusing the government of “criminalising our religion”, in a sign of increasing intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

    “My heart is aching and I feel numb watching my church collapse. I went to this church for 11 years,” worshipper Megarenta Sihite, 46, told AFP, wiping away tears as fellow worshippers, dressed in black, hugged each other….”

    If Obama had a Christian son, he might look like that guy. Happy Easter.

  17. Which reminds me, a Blessed Passover to all our Jewish friends.

  18. Has anyone watched the Documentary: Why in the World are they Spraying? Someone gave it to me and they highly encourage people to copy it and pass it on. Very good and news needs to be out. Almost incredible but absolutely nothing surprises me anymore!

  19. I get so angry over this doubling down on gun control. Leading on the news tonight is bogus “outrage” over the NRA ALLEGEDLY doing robocalls to people in Sandy Hook, advocating against gun control.

    While it’s likely–because CT is pondering gun control legislation–that the NRA is merely exercising their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to advocate for their point of view, JUST AS ARE THE SANDY HOOK PARENTS, it’s AS LIKELY that these robo-calls are NOT even by the NRA but are a dirty trick put out by the gun control supporters, pretending to be the NRA. I trust NOTHING these people do.

    The Sandy Hook people can advocate all they want, as can Gabby Giffords and her husband. But those who oppose their attempt to INFRINGE UPON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS are supposed to shut up in the face of their personal tragedies. Nobody is supposed to oppose them, just as nobody is supposed to oppose Obama simply because he claims to be black.

    We don’t check our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS at the door when those who disagree with us happen to be black or victims of gun violence at the hands of OTHER PEOPLE who are the responsible parties in their tragedies.

    I am sick and tired of FALSELY being called (1) RACIST for simply disagreeing with Obama’s narcissistic, dictatorial ways and now (2) insensitive paranoid monster for pointing out that just because someone is a victim of a tragedy, that does not give them the right to expect everyone else to forevermore bow to what they want. Andrew Cuomo can kiss my bum. He says if you oppose gun control, then you’re an “extremist” who supports conspiracy theories. I suppose the Founders were paranoid extremist conspiracy theorists, given that they wrote the Second Amendment particularly to prevent our government from becoming tyrannical.

    • http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/ny-gov-cuomo-people-who-oppose-gun-control-laws-are-paranoid-extremists-video/

      NY Gov. Cuomo: People Who Oppose Gun Control Laws Are Paranoid Extremists

      … “What the extremists do is spread fear and unrealistic theories of conspiracies and the citizenry that needs to be armed because the government is possibly tyrannical, and they need their arms to defend themselves against the tyrannical government,” Cuomo continued. This is true: at gun rallies, I’ve heard this “slippery slope” line of argument from multiple attendees. They view the right to bear arms as a kind of check against government power.

      Let’s repeat that statement by Cuomo, and guess what? He’s DAMNED RIGHT: We do “view the right to bear arms as a kind of check against government power.”


      This is a guy who’s likely a lawyer and who is sworn to uphold the Constitution. He no doubt pretends to be among the elite intelligentsia. Smarter than us and more well educated than us and yet he ACTS AS IF HE DOESN’T KNOW HISTORY. HE LIES ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT CUOMO DOESN’T KNOW THE REASON FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

  20. “HDOH Red Flags”
    March 15, 2013

    “This is the start of a series of posts that will lay out what we know from the evidence thus far. The series will answer or propose answers for some of the questions that have perplexed us for a while. It makes sense once the puzzle pieces start to come together. Virginia Sunahara’s death certificate provides the key evidence to unlocking what has happened.”


    • March 24, 2013
      “Hawaii BC Numbering System Documented”

      March 24, 2013
      Clue #2: Obama Apparently Given Stig Waidelich’s BC#


        • Clue Number Two: The HDOH Gave Obama the BC# for Stig Waidelich
          Sunday, March 24, 2013 5:25:35 PM by butterdezillion SNIP

          Virginia Sunahara’s death certificate showed us that somebody at the HDOH is ordering vital records to be falsified, and a subordinate is resisting by putting in deliberate red flags which seem to point to the BC#’s as fabricated.

          Having seen from 1960 CDC documents the order in which Hawaii BC’s were numbered, and based on concurring testimony from Oahu’s local registrar in 1961, we now know that at least 4 August 1961 BC #’s have been altered by the HDOH.

          The BC# that Obama has now originally belonged to the 3rd Honolulu birth after Gretchen Nordyke – which was almost certainly Stig Waidelich. The BC# the HDOH has for Stig Waidelich right now demands a 12,400% increase in birth rates for that 2.5-hour period between Gretchen Nordyke’s birth and his.

          I will copy my actual blog post documenting this, in the first comment so the HTML transfers.

          To: butterdezillion
          Clue #2: Stig Waidelich’s BC# Clearly Altered, Almost Certainly Given to Obama

          In the first installment (at http://butterdezillion.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/hdoh-red-flags.pdf ), we saw from the Sunahara death certificate that the document was not only forged at the HDOH, but somebody there deliberately put in red flags to make it clear that it was a forgery. Similar red flags were noted in the Ah Nee and Obama long-form birth certificates. Why were all those records falsified? The red flags showed up near or on the BC#’s, which points us to our next clue:

          Clue #2: Four of the August 1961 BC#’s that the HDOH has disclosed were changed BY THE HDOH from their original 1961 ownersthe 3 records with the red flags, and the short-form BC of Stig Waidelich.
          Here are the HDOH’s disclosed Kapiolani births in chronological order, with the BC#’s for comparison:

          Name DOB time of birth BC# Notes

          Barack Obama Aug 4 10641 Blatant signs of forgery
          Susan Nordyke Aug 5 2:12pm 10637
          Gretchen Nordyke Aug 5 2:17pm 10638
          Stig Waidelich Aug 5 4:47pm 10920 Computer printout only
          Johanna Ah Nee Aug 23 9995 Blatant signs of forgery

          Stig Waidelich’s BC# is the most blatant anomaly.


      • It’s really brilliant. A tour de force. She amazes me. Now that she explains it, it seems so obvious. Stig was born hours after the Nordyke twins. He and his mother are among the usual suspects. This is the guy who CNN took to the HDOH, when Barry’s rollout of the LFCOLB happened the VERY NEXT DAY. (This after just the day before they claimed on CNN that nobody can get a copy of an original anymore!) Remember? So the HDOH reassigned numbers to help cover for Barry. butterdezillion’s next installment of this series will explain how and why they did it. It sounds as if there’s a loophole in their law which allows it.

        • Wow, that is amazing. “A Criminal Always Returns to the Scene of the Crime!” Isn’t there a show about the stupid things that criminals do? This would be Stig taking CNN to the DOH and having his BC all over TV. Wasn’t Stig the one that offered up his BC in the first place? Or did CNN go looking for him? According to Butter, she only has a computer printout of his probably from the CNN video. I wonder if he has a contract stating that if he gets caught as an accessory to forgery that he will get a presidential pardon…hard to do if the guy that signed the contract is no longer the presidente! I wonder what the “tells” are in those BC’s that show the person at the DOH was an unwilling accomplice…one might be the smiley face, but what are on the others besides the out of sequence numbers?

          • Good point. Yes, obots can’t resist glorying in what they believe is a coup pulled off by themselves. It’s interesting that Butter deduced (somewhere in comments on Free Republic) that because they needed to cauterize Barry’s passport files and because FactCheck took photos of the SFCOLB in March 2008, only days before the passport breach, Stig’s number was already swiped way back then. That makes sense because to substitute a birth certificate in his passport file, they’d need one with a BC#. Iirc, Butter believes they had to get rid of the evidence that Barry was removed from his mother’s passport and used a foreign passport for all his subsequent travels.

            Remember how evasive his peeps were when asked why the SFCOLB had the number blacked out? Butter thinks that’s because they didn’t want to give anybody any information that might help them to make the connection between Barry and Stig. (Remember how she said they blacked it out because they didn’t know if it “meant” anything?)

            It’s the age-old story: Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. (I even used Tangled Web on one of my posts!) Liars trip themselves up.

            We don’t know how it is that Tuchman and Waidelich got together, do we? That was one of the mysteries that were never answered. His mother, of course, provided a fable about how she REMEMBERED little Barry in the nursery; maybe that’s Tuchman’s angle–that he read what she said and had the idea to ask her about birth records. Did you notice that Stig claims that he no longer has his original birth certificate? How, then, did he ever function in society?

            I don’t know, don’t actually remember, exactly how things were in the early 1960s; but when some of my siblings were born around the same time as Barry, I was a child and not even allowed into the hospital to see my mother. We had to wait 3 to 4 days to meet our new sibling. Back then, women shared rooms. Private rooms were rare and maternity WARDS were common. The babies were brought to the mothers for feeding. I doubt that the mothers left their beds/rooms to go wandering the corridors, looking at the babies in the nursery. But I may be wrong. In any case, Stig’s mother’s story always sounded bogus, just as Nordyke’s and Babs Nelson’s stories always sounded bogus and, in fact, have been thoroughly debunked.

          • This answers your question about “tells”, some of them, at least:

            “At least 4 of the BC#’s disclosed by the HDOH could not have belonged to their current owners in 1961. And 2 of those are on documents that the HDOH itself forged – and put glaring red flags in (the Ah Nee BC has forged Onaka signature and BC# with overlapping digits, and the Sunahara DC has mismatched, misaligned fonts, federal birth code used on a death certificate, and Territory of Hawaii abbreviation used on a State of HI record).” from comments at this link: http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/part-three-the-law-enforcement-provision/

  21. So they have the draft of the Obamacare application and guess what? Buried on page 59 is a question giving the applicant the opportunity to REGISTER TO VOTE!!!! First motor voter, now health care voter! http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamavote-healthcare-application-registers-voters-too/article/2525323

    Obamavote: Healthcare application registers voters, too

    … In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declare: “This document-the ‘questionnaire’-represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations.”

    In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Monday, Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., chair of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, said HHS is overstepping its bounds by a mile.

    “The draft documents wander into areas outside the department’s purview and links applications for health insurance subsidies to voter registration,” he wrote in the letter provided to Secrets. “The position of the question could lead some to think voter registration is somehow tied to subsidy eligibility,” he added.

    Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, said the application raises two alarming issues: What does HHS plan to do with all the information it collects on each applicant and will pro-Obama groups like AARP and Families USA that might be tapped as “navigators” to sign people up to Obamacare, steer them to register as Democrats. Others have indicated that groups like Planned Parenthood and ACORN could also act as a navigator.

    In his letter, Boustany demands from HHS guidance for the navigator program, especially whether they will be encouraged to ask applicants about their voting status. He set an April 8 deadline for HHS’ response.

    He added that the Affordable Care Act does not let HHS probe into an applicant’s choice to vote. What’s more, he said the Paperwork Reduction Act requires that federal agencies seek only information needed to do their job. …”

  22. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/25/exclusive-congressional-ethics-probe-adds-to-bachmann-s-political-woes.html

    Now they’re going after Michele Bachmann the same way they trashed Sarah Palin, burying her with allegations of “ethics” violations.

  23. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/25/Govt-Spends-More-On-Disability-Than-Food-Stamps-And-Welfare-Combined

    Govt. Spends More on Disability than Food Stamps, Welfare Combined

    In an eye-opening six-month investigation into America’s disability program, Planet Money reporter Chana Joffe-Walt uncovered a “disability industrial complex” fraught with fraud that churns out 14 million checks every month to citizens the government has deemed disabled.

    “Since the economy began its slow, slow recovery in late 2009, we’ve been averaging about 150,000 jobs created per month,” said Joffe-Walt in an Public Radio International (PRI) “This American Life” interview. “In that same period every month, almost 250,000 people have been applying for disability.” …”

    More details at the link. This comes on the heels of a report I saw over the weekend alleging that the VA is behind in processing veterans’ claims for disability to the tune of nearly a MILLION applications. Tell me how many veterans we have living and how the heck many currently serve in the military? Are they ALL now disabled? Those who are going for a PTSD label better think twice about whether or not they want to give up their right to bear arms.

  24. Back in May…2011… comments… heads spining….
    This has to be the ANSWER….. yes we can!! … find it…. and they
    never ever thought…. the brains on this side… surpass them!!!


  25. Hillary….Hillary
    14:45 April 29, 2011 by cogito
    @#19 Sallysees:
    Put your race card back in the drawer, dearie. You seem to be unaware that the birth issue was first raised by Hillary Clinton, back when she was running against O. So HIllary is a racist, too??
    I am so disappointed. Here I thought he was the product of a virgin birth, as is befitting a messiah.

    • Today I read an opinion piece by Kathleen Parker (alleged conservative or what passes for one (token) in the lamestream). She claims that Hillary has a DUTY to run for president because she’s the first “viable” female candidate and then Parker makes the astounding and SEXIST claim that Hillary will have the “women’s vote”. She won’t have mine. AS IF conservative women will vote for Hillary SOLELY based upon her sex. As if we haven’t noticed the CORRUPTION that surrounds this woman on every side. As if the presidency is something to be handed out based solely upon sex (or race). How offensive is this for a woman to say? One would expect it from male DemoncRATS because they are sexist to the core, unlike conservative men. They think we’re stupid and on their reservation, like blacks. In the same way that they are racist and patronizing towards blacks, they are sexist and patronizing towards women. We’re brainless. We don’t THINK. We don’t ANALYZE. We don’t PERCEIVE what a corrupt complicit tool Hillary is.

      They think they’re going to repeat the Obama method. First black president. First woman president. BS. Sexist and offensive.

      No wonder they’re hiding her medical problems. Is she still seeing double? (Fitting metaphor for her and most DemoncRATS.) Read it if you care to. I wish I hadn’t: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathleen-parker-for-hillary-clinton-the-time-may-finally-be-right/2013/03/22/9b123bcc-930a-11e2-ba5b-550c7abf6384_story.html

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Here’s a hard cold fact: unless the Republicans run a viable candidate who can actually WIN and not another milquetoast (sorry, I, too, wish Romney would have won, but as I opined numerous times he threw the last two debates. That isn’t a forgivable offense. It’s complicity. Ponder that), sorry…..unless the Republicans run a viable candidate who can actually WIN and not another milquetoast candidate, Hillary will. Bet on it. That is if The BoyWhoWouldBeKing doesn’t have SCOTUS overturn the 22nd amendment

        • I hope and pray that you are wrong, RW, but it looks again as if the fix is in. All the Republicans can seem to find are ineligible candidates. Unless Rand Paul runs, but if he does, they will Palinize him like there’s no tomorrow. It’s already begun.

          • I agree totally RW, the fix was in. Just as it was in 08′ when Mc Cain ran. I read awhile back Romney’s son said Romney really did never really wanted to win. I’ll try to find the article in a few. But that remark from Romney’s son completely sealed it for me. There all in on it, no doubt.

          • Here it is, I saw it posted over at FreeRepublic –

            “Dad never wanted to be President”: Tagg Romney says Mitt had to be pushed by Ann and the boys

            Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:42 EST, 23 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally

            Mitt Romney’s son says that his defeated dad never actually wanted the top job and he was reluctantly convinced to run for president.

            “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to… run,” the eldest Romney son Tagg said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “If he could have found someone else to take his place… he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”

            Tagg says that he and his mother Ann were the ones to help convince Mitt to put his own personal reservations aside and focus on the needs of the country. …



          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            I remember that, Leza. Thank you!

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            Irony….they really ARE all in it together.

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            And already Rand Paul has begun flip flopping re: abortion.

  26. the end is a interesting read….. I just love…. todays news….
    thanks Gordo & all of us….. yea! go fetch some more…. ok…


  27. “He told us that his father was an Indonesian king” that “he was a prince” and “would be a ruler”


  28. And so it begins: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/suspects-grandmother-in-baby-stroller-killing-hes-the-victim/
    Teen Suspect’s Grandmother in Baby Stroller Killing: “He’s the Victim”

    Verdell Hunter, the grandmother of Dominique Lane who is accused of shooting a baby in a stroller, says her grandson is the victim.

    Dominique Lane and De’Marquise Elkins were arrested for the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago asleep in his stroller. …

    “I feel sorry for the mother. I feel sorry for the baby. And my baby is innocent. He could’ve been dead too,” said Brenda Moses, Lane’s mother.

    Outside court Monday, Moses and Lane’s grandmother, Verdell Hunter, said Lane doesn’t know Elkins. Hunter said her family doesn’t know exactly what happened, but her grandson lives in the area and told her he was simply walking by when he saw Elkins.

    “He’s a victim,” Hunter said. “He said that boy came up to him and said, ‘I’m fixing to off you off. You a Mexican.’ Because he had a hood on his head with the little thing in there. And my grandson said oh.”

    My grandson is a victim,” she added. “He could’ve been dead. The baby is a victim. The mother is a victim. My grandson is a victim. He’s a victim.”

    Hunter said the killing is something her grandson would never be a part of, and his mother said he was merely a witness. …”

    So we have the name of the second suspect: Dominique Lane.

    • Here’s some irony for you: http://www.news4jax.com/news/Teens-charged-in-toddler-s-killing-appear-in-court/-/475880/19453230/-/format/rsss_2.0/item/1/-/6fx64oz/-/index.html

      “…Kevin Gough, the Public Defender representing Elkins, and the teen’s grandfather spoke at a news conference Monday.

      “I have known Marquise since he was a little child. The Marquise we know, the Marquise we love would never do anything like this,” Elkins’ grandfather, McKinley Elkins, said.

      He said the national attention on his grandson has been difficult for him and his family. He said they don’t feel safe in their own community.

      “The family is deeply concerned about bullying of the family members by the police,” McKinley Elkins said. “Please stop. Ever more troubling for Marquise’s family and friends is hateful racist remarks on the Internet posted about Marquise.”

      Lane is in eighth grade [age 15, eighth grade] at Glynn Middle School. Elkins was enrolled in an alternative school in October 2011 that is now defunct.

      “I would ask everyone to bear in mind that Marquise or De’Marquise ‘Markie’ Elkins is himself a child,” [he’s 17] Gough said. “His favorite television shows are cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry. He misses his family. He would like to go home.” [The victim’s family would like their baby to come home, too, because they miss him; but he’s never coming home.]

      Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests. The Brunswick Police Department said Sunday that they got a tip that someone was crouched in the backseat of a vehicle as it drove away from the shooting Thursday. The Glynn County detective’s division spent hours following up on the tip and eventually arrested the 15-year-old suspect. The boy’s statements led them to Elkins, according to police. …”

      The suspects’ families don’t feel safe in the “community.”

      • Cartoons at 17? Immature, but not so immature that he couldn’t hold a gun and pull the trigger..if it was Elkins who did it, and the mom didn’t mistakenly name the younger one as the shooter. Did the other guy have a gun to Elkin’s head to tell him to do it? (If so, then he could be a victim.) Did he think if he shot the infant the result would resemble what he saw in TV cartoons where the victim always returns to life? I think of the Roadrunner and his enemy who is always attacking him, Wile Coyote. Wile continually is blown up, flattened, beaten, or falling off cliffs. Yet he always rises again to chase the Roadrunner; he never dies. To be locked up and charged as dangerous and a killer is a badge of courage and manliness in the gangs. Now he goes to juvie to be indoctrinated into the world of crime where he will learn some new tricks of the gang trade. Both boys demonstrated the callous disregard for human life. Pathetic, just pathetic, evil behavior. The grandparents and other family members were apparently oblivious to Elkin’s dark side, and who he was hanging out with. I wonder if the last time they saw the kid was when he was much younger and sitting around watching “Tom and Jerry.”

        Has CNN taken the boy’s side yet? After all, those boys were entitled to the lady’s money. Isn’t that what the Lefties are teaching so well – redistribution and the entitlement mentality. “What’s yours is mine,” thanks to Barack and all the commies, you lowly, slimy slugs, for your contributions that form the backbone for society’s lack of conscience, morality, and perverted values that are allowing lawlessness and criminality to prevail and be elevated and perceived by youth as acceptable behavior.

        • It was the 17 year old who likes cartoons, wasn’t it?!! So even worse.

          I wonder if they charged the younger one as an adult? I did read that they charged him with first degree murder, which is amazing in itself because where I live, MOST OF THE TIME these thugs get charged with second degree because they know that the mostly black juries will not convict another black on first degree murder, risking the death penalty, so they go for the lesser charge rather than to see the murderer get off completely.

          That’s another travesty of justice. The DOJ likes to point out how crack cocaine is punished more harshly than powder cocaine, because more blacks use crack. Well, white murderers get charged with first degree murder and they get the death penalty, whereas blacks committing the same crime don’t get charged as often with first degree murder, especially in inner cities where juries are blacker.

          Alternately, if the jurisdiction allows it, a black jury will downgrade to second degree on their own, even when the evidence proves that it was premeditated.

          Likely, for these two, they will use the “mentally challenged” defense. Did Elkins’s family NEVER see his Facebook page? If they saw it, then they would know he’s a gang banger. I believe I read that he has a long rap sheet.

          Good question to ask CNN. Whose side are they on? They recently got pummeled by viewers when those two kids got convicted of rape and their stories went overboard with sympathy for the perps, one of whom is black! http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/cnn-steubenville-rape-poppy-harlow-144458279.html

          CNN criticized for Steubenville verdict coverage

          CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville, Ohio, rape verdict involving a pair of high-school football players is being harshly criticized for its focus on the rapists rather than the 16-year-old victim.

          “I’ve never experienced anything like it,” CNN correspondent Poppy Harlow said live outside the juvenile court in Steubenville. “It was incredibly emotional—incredibly difficult even for an outsider like me to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believe their life fell apart.”

          Harlow continued:

          One of the young men, Ma’lik Richmond, [black] when that sentence came down, he collapsed. He collapsed in the arms of his attorney, Walter Madison. He said to me, “My life is over. No one is going to want me now.” Very serious crime here. Both found guilty of raping this 16-year-old girl at a series of parties back in August, alcohol-fueled parties. Alcohol is a huge part in this.

          Both Richmond and Trent Mays, the other defendant, stood up and apologized to the victim and her family. Harlow described the scene to Candy Crowley.

          “I was sitting about three feet from Ma’lik when he gave that statement. It was very difficult to watch,” Harlow said. “This was an incredibly emotional day. These two juveniles being carried out and they will be committed today, Candy.””


          CNN’s Steubenville coverage called too sympathetic to teens found guilty

          … “What I’m so furious about, after the act perpetrated on this young woman, is our media’s take. Mainstream media, of course, reflects society — so in this case, they reflect rape culture. But shouldn’t we expect more from the media? Aren’t there such things as news judgment and context and analysis?” said Wolfe, director of the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege project.

          Why is nearly no outlet … bothering to ask what’s wrong with masculinity in this country, with the arrogance of those defending a football team rather than a young woman who was violated? How could the media possibly be putting the emphasis on [the fact that] the girl drank? Did the boys not drink?

          Wolfe also criticized Nightline for saying the Steubenville debacle is a “cautionary tale for teenagers living in today’s digital world.”

          As if the problem was what the boys did online, not that they raped a 16-year-old girl and then bragged about it publicly,” Wolfe said….”

          Just another case of the stupid perps publicizing their own crime (returning to the scene, so to speak).

    • Miri, did you see the update on the Charleston Thug Life regarding Dominique Lane?

      Monday, March 25, 2013
      Brunswick Update #3

      The two baby killers in Brunswick, Georgia were in court today. You already know Demarquise Elkins, the seventeen year old.

      Meet Dominique Lang, the fourteen year old. His Thugbook page was initially set-up under the name Demetrius Lang.

      Image – 1

      Image – 2


      • No, I didn’t see his photos. I can see now why the mother originally thought he was only about 10 years old. Where are the parents of these thugs? They only come out of the woodwork when their “babies” are accused of some horrible crime. To defend them. If only they’d have paid that much attention to them before they got involved in this stuff. They had no clue that their “honor student” child is into gangs and thuggery.

    • Debauchery at its finest.. on the way to communism. Depravity masquerading as normalcy.

      • Have you noticed the meme in the media? We all should celebrate that gays are going to get their civil rights. It’s the preferred opinion that gay marriage is good. It’s WRONG to hold an opposite view, akin to being against women’s suffrage and blacks being freed. The media cover the people who are picketing outside SCOTUS. Are these opponents of gay marriage? NO! They are covering the picketers who are FOR gay marriage. They are SHUNNING people who oppose it. Not mentioning their views at all. NO sympathy for their views because, of course, they’re just bigoted and WRONG and deserve to be shunned. The world is upside down.

    • Coming soon to a country near you, no doubt about it. Then imagine taxpayers having to pay survivor’s benefits to ALL the “spouses”. How are they going to police the relationships? What’s to stop a rich dying bachelor or bacheloress from marrying a host of people in order to force the government to pay mega-thousands to a host of surviving “spouses”. This is the can of worms they are opening. I heard Judge Napolitano saying that he expects the SCOTUS to rule to strike down Prop 8 in CA by a 5/4 vote. The radio show ended before he got to his prediction on DOMA, but the gays already are celebrating, as if the fix is in. If they strike down DOMA and Prop 8, then the taxpayers will be on the hook to pay benefits to gay spouses. Just another Alinsky way to continue bankrupting America. They CLAIM that the tide has turned and people support gay marriage. In a thought experiment, perhaps, depending upon how the question was asked. If, however, they point out how much gay “marriage” will cost the Treasury, I’ll bet many change their tunes.

    • Forced acceptance of their way of thinking or they’ll sue!

      The Argument For “Marriage Equality” Is Not A Conservative One
      By: Dana Loesch (Diary) | March 26th, 2013

      This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same California’s Prop 8 and a section of the Defense of Marriage Act which deals with benefits for same sex couples.


      • Believe it or not, there’s many in California that are totaly disgusted over this. And Disgusted is the most mild word I can think of at the moment.

        • totaly = totally. 😦 since my other computer went down with a virus I’ll only use this one for research now and the keys on it are awful, they stick. And so many times I leave out letter’s and the words turn up on here misspelled. urgh!

  29. TEA Party Power Hour – Mark Gillar

    March 25, 2013

    “Susan Daniels discusses her experience with an Ohio Judge who seemed to think it was his job to represent her opponent when they didn’t show up in court. Daniels also said the official transcript omitted inappropriate comments from the judge.

    Jim Wise with Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results explains why his group has filed a lawsuit against a group trying to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio.”


    • The big news I gleaned from this interview with Susan is that she says and believes that the Harrison Bounel angle is totally bogus. 46:43 into the audio. Zullo is NOT following it or investigating this issue. Susan says she warned the person involved not to do this (publicize the Bounel angle) because she researched the name before the “debt collector” splashed it all over the Internet, and there’s “no truth to it.”

      • Different databases bring up different information. The sheets I saw about Harrison J. Bounel were associated with Obama and the social security number he is using. Al published copies of those that he obtained. Why don’t they work together rather than dismiss his findings? Are his other findings about Omar having two social security numbers bogus too? I don’t think so. He also found those using his database. Obama may have used the Bounel name just once on some application or whatever con he was involved in, and it appeared in Al’s database and not in one that Susan uses. Why is Susan’s truth more believable than Al’s? Why should I believe one over the other? I give them equal praise for the work they have done and what they have found.

        I don’t care who finds the information if it leads to Obama’s prison sentence. Putting all of the information together, there is no doubt in my mind that Obama and his handlers are involved in the biggest worldwide con ever perpetrated.

        • I know. It’s EGO all around. If she knows that Al’s mistaken, then publish the PROOF that lets her declare that as fact. I don’t know enough about the databases to be sure, and I have seen evidence that there can be and are mistakes in those types of databases, but it’s surely too coincidental that there IS a Harry Bounel born in 1890.

  30. http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/04/most-illegal-immigrant-families-collect-welfare/#.UAOKG_AiYgA.facebook

    Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare

    Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies. Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.Basically, the majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. … The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income. The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. …”

  31. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/more-vacation-month-obamas-2013_711998.html

    More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it’s being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.

    The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. “President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation,” ABC reported on January 6, 2013.

    “Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN different partners, spending roughly THIRTY hours on TWO different courses on Oahu. The president made FIVE early morning trips to the gym at the nearby Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay. The First Family spent TWO afternoons enjoying the beach on the base and went for ONE hike to a local waterfall. The president spent ONE father-daughter afternoon with Malia and Sasha, bowling and going out for shave ice, an annual tradition.” …”

  32. You won’t be seeing the Giffords family campaigning for pit bull control, will you? Where’s PETA on this one? Curb your dog! Or should I say, “curb your assault dog!”?


    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach

    Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend.

    The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach.

    Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked.

    The graphic video, which he later posted on YouTube, showed the young girl screaming while her dog had the sea lion by the neck.

    Two other women tried to help until Kelly finally arrived and forced the dog off of the animal.

    The sea lion later died. …”

    Story neglects to say it was a BABY sea lion. http://www.ocregister.com/news/dog-501061-beach-sea.html

    • I heard about this morning. That poor seal, the attack Could have been avoided.

      Snip ~

      Laguna Beach police received a call at 2 p.m. and arrived to find that the 65-pound American bulldog mix had broken free from its 18-year-old owner and attacked a beached sea lion on a public beach below the Montage Laguna Beach, a luxury hotel, Capt. Jason Kravetz said in an email.


      “the 65-pound American bulldog mix had broken free”

      What if that would have been a small child the dog attacked? If she doe’s not have the strength to handle the dog she should have never had control of the dog in the first place!

      • How sweet that for Giffords’s family they use the term “American bulldog mix”, which is, arguably, a PIT BULL. Oh, I see. The dog “had broken free.” If Gabby’s stepdaughter can’t keep hold of the leash, if the dog is too strong and that disobedient, then her father should have been holding the leash. Are sea lions protected species there in CA? Are there fines for killing one or being responsible for the death of one? Did it occur to anyone that you don’t get a dog to release an object by pulling on it, as in a game of tug of war? Pull the object and the dog is guaranteed to stay clamped on. I don’t know about their dogs, but any dog of mine would have dropped the object, no matter what it was, as soon as I TOLD it to. I had the same question: What if it were a small child, who was running away, and the dog instinctively gave chase and clamped on? What if it were only someone else’s dog? Did you catch that the guy who filmed this seemed remorseful for putting it out there when he found out who these people were? AS IF it’s okay so long as you’re a celebrity and a supporter of leftist causes? This is the same mentality that they all use to cover up for Obama. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Not in my local paper, btw. Of course. Imagine if this were Governor Palin’s dog, though! I hope that they don’t destroy the dog, though. He was doing what dogs do. It’s the owner’s fault for not being able to control it and for not training it well enough to respond to voice commands.

  33. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/miller-mayor-bloombergs-irresponsible-gun-attack-a/#.UVCEJmv7LN0.twitter

    MILLER: Mayor Bloomberg’s irresponsible gun attack ads
    Man violates all three NRA gun-safety rules

    Mike Bloomberg is spending $12 million on attack ads designed to force U.S. senators to vote for national gun control laws that will supposedly save lives. However, the New York mayor’s commercials running in 13 states over the next two weeks could cause injury or death by showcasing irresponsible handling of a firearm.

    Mr. Bloomberg’s organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, produced two ads featuring a man holding a shotgun … [w]hile a child swings on a tire in the background, the man says, “I support comprehensive background checks so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns.”

    The ad does not specify if the man is an actor, but the text accompanying it says he is a “gun owner.” Either way, the man violates all three gun safety rules taught by the National Rifle Association (NRA). …

    The first rule is to always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. … the man should be pointing the muzzle in the air or at the ground.

    The second NRA rule is always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

    In the ad “Responsibility,” the man has his finger on the trigger, as if ready to shoot. …

    The third NRA safety rule is always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. … [H]e holds the pump-action shotgun with the action (bolt) closed, so it is impossible to know if it is loaded. To make this a demonstration of safety, the bolt would be wide open to demonstrate that it is unloaded. …”

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