Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Whacky Paki A-Rab hunter Barack Hussein practices marksmanship at Camp David:
Daily Archives: February 2, 2013
A week after women were cleared to serve in combat, Defense Intelligence Agency employees got a different message. “Makeup makes you more attractive.” “Don’t be a plain Jane.” “A sweater with a skirt is better than a sweater with slacks.” “No flats.” “Paint your nails.” “Don’t be afraid of color.” And, “brunettes have more leeway with vibrant colors than blondes or redheads.”
Men and women at DIA were given fashion advice in a presentation prepared by an employee at the agency this week.[emphasis added]
The presentation offered gender-specific advice on how to improve one’s success in the workplace through appearance. “It was an informal event that an employee put together, a briefing on How to Dress for Success,” Strednansky says. “It’s not directive. It is not mandatory. It is just, ‘Hey, here are some suggestions.'”
No word on how many of the DIA’s 20,000 employees were paid to sit through that meeting nor how much was spent to prepare and present it, but at least it wasn’t held in Las Vegas – was it?
Greenwich resident Tom Foley wants to be governor and desperately wants the approval of his fellow clubobian Jack Mo’ Fly, hip hop artist and founder of Greenwich Magazine, so he’s joined Jack in a call for feel-good gun laws that will give the appearance of doing something to respond to the Newtown massacre.
“I only own shotguns,” he insisted to the press, as though that would allow him to straddle both camps, and he continued in that vein, trying to have it both ways.
Foley stopped short of embracing an assault weapons ban, like the one sponsored by members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation at the federal level or one recently passed by New York state.
“I think the litmus test for any gun control legislation should be, would the action taken have prevented what happened at Sandy Hook?” Foley said. “It’s touchy. It’s very emotional because of what happened at Sandy Hook.”
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which was introduced last week in Washington, would ban sales of the Bushmaster XM-15 E2S, the semi-automatic rifle used by Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza to kill 20 children age 7 and under, and six adults in the worst grade-school massacre in U.S. history.
The .223-caliber rifle meets some, but not all, of the specifications to be considered an illegal assault weapon in Connecticut under the state’s existing gun laws. It is capable of accepting detachable magazines of ammunition and has a pistol grip, both of which the state says are characteristic of assault weapons.
“I think if the manufacturer, if their intent was to produce an assault weapon to get under the laws, then it should be disallowed,” Foley said. “Then this should be illegal.”
On the push to limit the number of rounds of ammunition held in gun magazines, Foley said that if the investigation into the Newtown tragedy shows that high-capacity clips played a role in the murders, he could accept that.
“If it turns out that something with respect to high-capacity magazines would have prevented what happened at Sandy Hook, I think that’s an appropriate thing for the Legislature to consider changing,” Foley said.
Foley’s abandonment of a politically powerful constituency is as shortsighted as Obummer’s posing with a gun: it’s trading off something for nothing. Connecticut Democrats will not switch their vote to a Republican in this state merely because he’s against 10-capacity magazines and pistol grips on rifles, and those small government types who were drawn to him by his fiscal policies will almost certainly sit out the election at best, and perhaps even actively recruit a more attractive candidate.
AP caught doctoring news report, substitutes “assault rifle” for “shotgun”. Now that their leader has revealed himself to be a shotgun lover, I suppose they had to scramble to find a weapon he really didn’t like.
Bob Owens nails ’em:
Here’s the current Associated Press report:
Dykes was known in the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and an assault rifle.
Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun.
Yes, the Associated Press has been caught red-handed changing “shotgun” to “assault rifle” in their reporting.Since the beginning of the standoff (example) it has been reported only that Dykes has been armed with a shotgun when patrolling his property. The morphing of the shotgun into an assault rifle seems to have happened within the past four hours.
Update: Without noting that they’ve made a correction of any kind, the story haschanged again:
Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm.
It’s just too bad for them that screen caps never die.
(Thanks, EOS). Stung by the laughter from the non mainstream press at the Kenyan’s claim to be an avid skeet shooter, the White House has ginned up a picture purporting to show the Golfer in Chief firing at his bodyguards. So far so normal, but the lackeys released their effort to the press accompanied by this warning:
“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.”
I don’t own a PhotoShop program yet – a situation I’ve been meaning to remedy, but I guarantee you that there are many bloggers out there ready to respond to the White House’s dare, and I’ll post the results as they become available.
(Do check out the position of the gun stock as painted in by his handlers. They could at least tuck it away low into the shoulder where it belongs. And what’s with the steam kettle thing going on around the barrel – two little clouds of smoke? One from the side-mounted muzzle, perhaps? Now that’s an assault weapon!)
UPDATE: AJ notices something else: “What’s interesting about that photo is that the gun is pointed up and his line of vision (the tilt of the head) is pointed down, almost as if he closed his eyes when he pulled the trigger.”
UPDATE II: A reader informs me that the side vent is from a muzzle break which, unlike a flash suppresser is, as of now, still legal. But here’s another question: why is the normally politically astute White House bothering with this unless the backlash against his gun demonization campaign is growing out of control? Certainly his own supporters will give him no points for pretending to love guns, and gun owners know exactly who he is and won’t join his game of pretend even if he poses with an Abrams tank, so what’s the point? Gotta be that he’s hearing from Democrats in the hinterlands (Al Franken, anyone?) who are getting clobbered by their constituents.