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Archive for February 26th, 2009

Eric Holder says “Hey lets ban guns” and Pelosi says “Are you nuts?”

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

UPDATE II – A governmemnt report shows that drug cartel machine guns are coming from FARC/Hugo Chavez – LINK. Mini-Update: The government was lying. The number of guns in mexico that get traced back to the US is 17%……we told ya so.

UPDATE: CNN gives a similar analysis as IUSB Vision:

BUT a few years ago CNN faked the story in much the same way ABC did by calling these guns “machine guns” and NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called them on it and CNN ran a correction.

*****original story******

The Obama Administration already has talking points filled with lies to fool you into accepting this.

Of course, the last time they passed this it made no difference in crime at all and gun buyers eventually found ways around it. Criminals do not prefer expensive long guns, they like cheap guns they can hide.

ABC News:

Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
Previous Ban Expired in 2004 During the Bush Administration
By JASON RYAN
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2009-

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.

A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.

“Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,” the warning said. “Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez.”

At the news conference today, Holder described his discussions with his Mexican counterpart about the recent spike in violence.

“I met yesterday with Attorney General Medina Mora of Mexico, and we discussed the unprecedented levels of violence his country is facing because of their enforcement efforts,” he said.

Now here is where the lies come in and its the same as the old lie.

The weapons they are calling “assault weapons” and want to ban are not the low to medium powered, selective fire, automatic weapons see on TV. They are NOT machine guns. Yet those who want to take away your ability to defend your freedom with effective means always TALK about machine guns, and machine guns are what they show on the news when they talk about this, but the guns they want to ban fire ONE bullet with each pull of the trigger and are functionally no different from a 1911 Colt .45. These guns LOOK like assault rifles but they lack assault rifle functionality.

It says in the article that the drug cartels in Mexico have automatic weapons, that means machine guns. American gun stores don’t sell machine guns. That’s right folks, it’s the old bait & switch.

The last time the Democrats did this they got creamed come election time. Bush dared the Democrats to pass it and threatened to sign it knowing that the Democrats would get the blame. Rank and file union members have shown that they will vote Republican in a heartbeat over this issue.

This is why Nancy Pelosi told Eric Holder NO WAY.

Obama talked over and over how he supported the Heller decision (granted he flip flopped on it but he did say it) and opposed gun bans. No one who supports the Heller decision by the Supreme Court could possibly support any kind of ban of this kind.

UPDATE II – This blog has more on ABC News’ chicanery. This blog HERE has another good explanation.

UPDATE III

A New Assault Weapons Ban Will Not Reduce Crime In This Country

By Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.
Author, “Freedomnomics“/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland

It is pretty hard to seriously argue that a new so-called “assault weapons” ban would reduce crime in the United States. Even research done for the Clinton Administration couldn’t find that the federal assault weapons ban reduced crime.

There are no academic studies by economists or criminologist that find the original federal assault weapons ban reduced murder or violent crime generally. There is no evidence that the state assault weapons bans reduced murder or violent crime rates –and there’s even some evidence that they may have caused murder to actually rise slightly. Since the federal ban expired in September 2004, murder –and overall violent crime rates– have remained virtually unchanged.

If Holder thinks that it is so easy to control drug gangs’ access to guns, one way to show it is by proving that he can stop drug gangs’ access to drugs.

In fact, when the assault weapons ban went off into the sunset in September 2004 there was no explosion of murder and bloodshed as gun control advocates feared. Immediately after the law expired murder rates fell and they fell more in the states without state assault weapon bans than the states with them.

Read the rest here – http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/02/26/lott_holder_gun/

UPDATE IV – Hey remember THIS?

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VP of College Democrats in New Jersey Tried to Attack Ann Coulter and….

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

…well here are the results….

(Hat Tip Hotair.com)

His name is Mike Tracey and he is the VP of the College Democrats at TCNJ. He tried to rush the stage where Ann was signing books….he didn’t quite make it that far.

Editor’s take: Kids don’t leave high school this stupid.

MSNBC:

The police report from that night says that Tracey went onto the stage, where Coulter was signing books.

After being advised the stage area was for those with books only, Tracey said he had a piece of paper and wanted an autograph.
“When he was told no, he went around two police officers and approached the table where Ann Coulter was sitting,” Holt wrote.

Holt took Tracey off the stage and into the seating area, then told the student he was not allowed to go back to the stage and had to leave.

As Tracey walked back towards the stage, Holt grabbed Tracey’s coat in an attempt to stop him, but said Tracey spun out of the coat and ran towards the seating area.

Tackling Tracey toward the ground, Holt attempted to handcuff Tracey, but the young man would not put his hands behind his back.

“At that point Michael started to scream and carry on in a manner in which he was trying to draw attention from the crowd,” Holt wrote. “

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SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

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Reuters – FY-2009 Obama Budget – $1.75 Trillion deficit.

Folks, with Obama’s projections, he will spend more in the first 20 months of his presidency that the government spent in all eight years under President Bush.

IBD:

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Open Letter to GOP Chairman Michael Steele

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

Dear Chairman Steele,

The Congress is passing a spending bill packed with thousands of earmarks and other pork. While Republicans did not propose the majority of these earmarks, a healthy percentage of them did.

While not all earmarks mean corruption, the earmark process invites corruption and special interest chicanery.

You told Glenn Beck that it was time for you to get in people’s face if they are harming the Republican brand.

Any Republicans who are voting for this bill are harming the Republican brand. The editor of this web site supported your candidacy. You have talked the talk, now it is time to walk the walk.

It’s time for you to get in their face.

Chuck Norton,
Editor, IUSB Vision Web Log

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How to Defeat James Carville’s Two Best Talking Points

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

 

James Carville

James Carville

I have seen Democrat Strategist James Carville on the cable news shows and he always says two things, both of which are a complete deception.

The first Carville talking point is :

Rush Limbaugh, the head of your party, says that he wants this president to fail so you rotten Republicans are just trying to block for the sake of blocking. Your opposition isn’t sincere. You are so afraid of Limbaugh that you won’t applaud for Obama even when you agree with him.

Republicans have to be bold with the facts here and hit back hard:

WRONG! Limbaugh said that if Obama wants to socialize America and turn America into what looks like a failed European socialist state then he wants him to fail.

We Republicans want America to win and we aren’t going to win with these bloated government policies that resemble Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover. I happened to know that in spite of your differences you and Rush are friends through your wife so there is no excuse for you to not tell the truth about his message. Or Mine.

And excuse me Jim, Ok lets talk about support. Do you mean support for Obama like the Democrats gave President Bush, or the war, or trying to keep another attack from happening on our soil? Democrats didn’t dare utter the word Victory in regards to the war effort, instead the Democratic leader was too busy giving the enemy a propaganda coup by declaring the war lost just as the surge was about to become a total success.

Are you questioning my patriotism James? Didn’t you say that dissent is the highest form of Patriotism?

Carville will immediately jump into his second talking point:

We Democrats don’t need lectures from Republicans about big spending and fiscal irresponsibility we have the last eight years to demonstrate that.

The proper response:

Excuse me Jim but Democrats were spending too much gleefully right along with the Republicans the voters threw out of office and now instead of the change that YOU promised, you are taking what went wrong in the last 8 years, doing it again, and putting in on steroids.

You know it, the CBO knows it, the 100 economists who put an ad in the New York Post know it, the CNBC talking heads know it and the market knows it which is why it tanks every time Obama gets in front of a microphone.

These responses also have the virtue of being true.

It reminds me of Quinn’s law # 2 , “If you want to know what leftists are up to, pay attention to what they accuse the conservatives of.”

[Editor’s Note – Wait until I graduate. I am going to change GOP communications strategy forever.]

UPDATE – Lets just tackle one more talking point:

It’s those tax cuts that got us into this mess.

The proper response:

Excuse me James, but before Bush took office we had another bubble that bursted, trashed the economy, and caused a recession; it was called the tech Bubble, and then 9/11 hit us. So we lowered taxes on everyone and got out of the way. The economy recovered, unemployment went down and government revenue went up and lowered the deficit. So don’t try to lie to the American people they know better.

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Glenn Beck Reaction to Obama Speech: He Says One Thing and Does the Opposite

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

It is just like the AP is letting us know, what Obama says and what he does aren’t jiving.

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Congressman Brags: Bill Passed Yesterday ONLY has $10 Billion in Pork Earmarks

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

We first reported to you about this bill HERE.

In this video Democrat Congressman Fattah that the new $410 Billion spending bill only has 10 Billion in earmarks (which is only one form of pork). 

$59 Million for Salmon, $250k for cameras, $150K for theatre renovations, $200K for tatoo removal.

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IUSB Computers Used to Whitewash Our Own Wikipedia Entry…

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

There is silly, there is stupid and then there is royally pathetic. The question is, what category does this fall into?

There is a reason why one should never use Wikipedia as a source for ANYTHING.

It is well known that Wikipedia has a controversies section on many subjects, institutions and people. But for IUSB that section is no longer and that is not the only thing that is missing. They also like to remove parts of the other sections such as links to student publications and other activities.

A few people here at IUSB, whose IP’s can be tracked easily to identify the perpetrators, have been whitewashing IUSB’s wikipedia entry.

So the question is, are you prepetrators going to start obeying the spirit of Wikipedia’s rules or shall we publish your names at the top of this very page, with a nice fat picture to go with the name? Anything really worth doing is worth doing in the light of day is it not?

Let us know what you think in our comments section.

UPDATE – So I started parusing around the history of the page. Take a look HERE. The controversies section as added by someone and it is removed.  This is just one example. The factbook link to IUSB is gone, links to the Preface, the Vision, and information about the SAC and housing and other things. Even information on student clubs went POOF and so did links and references to things in the South Bend Tribune about IUSB.

It is no secret that PR people monitor the pages they work for like a hawk. These people abuse and manipulate the rules and try to make relationships with official Wikipedia editors to go after people who would post any relavent fact they find inconvenient. By manipulating these rules people submit for banning anyone who posts information that is not liked.

Congressional staffers monitor wikipedia like hawks, and there are even guides on how to use and manipulate wikipedia to use it for marketing (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Wikipedia was designed to be the “anti-corporate”, collectivist open source, feel good, kumbaya, place to get “real” information that was “honest”.  The new rules and tools they implemented to resist corprate PR take over of Wikipedia made the editing rules and tools more complex thus allowing those who have taken the time to master a complex new “edit verifying system” to manipulate it and actually strengthen the PR lock on Wikipedia’s content.

The result: Since Wikipedia results are often near the top of any Google search, the “anti-corporate” information source has become THE public relations marketing tool of the internet (see Quinn’s Laws of Leftism #1).

Always remember that nothing on wikipedia should be accepted as anything but total PR marketing and has no more credibility than a cigarette ad in a magazine.

UPDATE II – One of our people tried to reinsert some of the links that had been removed from the site, within 90 seconds they were removed and a warning from Wikipedia about posting spam and warez was given to the poster. Of course there was no spam or warez, just a couple of links that were there for a long time and then whitewashed.

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CBO: Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan Unlikely to Work and…..

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2009

…The latest CBO deficit estimates do not include the costly policy initiatives in health care, energy and education that the president mentioned in his Tuesday speech before a joint session of Congress.
 

Smart people know that the CBO uses static models so their predictions on revenue are often off because they do not account for how changes in policy affect peoples behavior. For Example: when the capital gains tax was lowered CBO predicted that the revenue from the tax would fall when in fact it went up.

Here is the rub, Democrats use these kind of numbers and even though they rarely pan out, they continue to believe in them, so this means that they are doing this in spite of numbers they trust telling them it is not going to happen (see Quinn’s Law #5).

Washington Times:

A new report reveals how difficult it will be for President Obama to increase spending on health care, energy and education while cutting the deficit in half.

Based on budget scenarios outlined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, federal budget deficits will average $870 billion for the next 10 years, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

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