Behind the “Chemical Erection Warrant” was a Real Crime

Back in July 2014 Mark Horne wrote about “the porn police state.” According to the Washington Post, the cops want to force a seventeen-year-old to have an erection and then photograph his aroused genitals. They want to do this because they suspect that the seventeen-year-old took a picture of his erection and sent it to his girlfriend via texting—“sexting” as it is now called. A judge actually granted that warrant, though it has not yet been executed. It never was executed because there Read more […]

U.S. Knows ISIS Locations, Refuses to Bomb Them

“What are you prepared to do?” That was the iconic line Malone, Sean Connery’s character, said to Elliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner, in “The Untouchables,” a movie about four unlikely officers trying to take down Al Capone during Prohibition. In that film, most of the officialdom in Chicago was complicit with Capone’s liquor and crime trade, even turning the other way when Capone’s gang murdered people. The movie shows Capone, the kingpin of all crime, living large in public, followed by Read more […]

Loretta Lynch and Terrorist Money Launderers

Since we’ve had reason to write about the strange priorities of Loretta Lynch, worrying more about possible future anti-Muslim rhetoric than actual people being killed, perhaps it would be helpful to remember her past record. Before she was U.S. Attorney General, she had a case that related to terrorism. According to The P.C. Graveyard, “Loretta Lynch Lets Bank Execs Escape Jail for Money Laundering for Terrorists.” When Loretta Lynch was a US Attorney General for the Eastern District of New Read more […]

David Frum: Trump Is an “Existential Threat” to “Rule of Money” in GOP

Carson is wacky, but Trump is challenging the rule of money over the GOP. The first is unsettling; the latter, an existential threat — David Frum (@davidfrum) November 28, 2015 I am impressed that David Frum didn’t let his dislike of Donald Trump blind him to this insight. As Tony Lee at Breitbart.com reports, Donald Trump’s ability to remain the undisputed GOP frontrunner in December even though he has hardly spent any money on traditional television advertising that enriches consultants Read more […]

Town Destroys Vet’s Home while He Is Recovering from Surgery

Local government is supposed to provide you with services.  One of the main services, supposedly, is protection from robbery or destruction of property. This includes protection from mob violence. We are told that the government keeps a person safe from the crimes his neighbors might commit against him if they were angry with him for some reason. But there is evidence that sometimes it works exactly the opposite way. Rather than providing protection from the mob, sometimes the government enables Read more […]

Veterans Affairs Officials Rob Government; Not Fired

Perhaps the whoever made the decision to merely demote them rather than fire them decided their crime was relatively innocuous. After all, whats the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraud compared to letting veterans die by neglecting to give them the care they need? From Reason.com: “Not Even a Criminal Referral to the Dept. of Justice Can Get You Fired From the V.A.” Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials accused of scamming the agency for personal financial Read more […]

Albuquerque Continues to Plunder Residents Despite State Law

When New Mexico banned asset forfeiture, we heard the police moaning about they wouldn’t be able to function unless they could plunder people without convicting them of any crime. Now, Albuquerque has created a fake loophole. The Washington Examiner reports: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, signed a historic reform of civil forfeiture in her state earlier this year. The reform law cracked down on the much-abused practice by, among other things, requiring that defendants be convicted Read more […]

Breitbart Warned Fox Will Sabotage Anti-TPP Candidates at Debate

Breibart editors were worried that the pro-Obamatrade debate moderators will try to trip up anti-TPP candidates: There may be trouble ahead for the top candidates at tonight’s Republican debate, sponsored by Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal. Why? There may be a slew of new “gotcha” trade questions posed by the debate’s trio of free-trade favoring moderators, Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto, and Gerard Baker. These free-trade proponents have never seen a so-called free-trade agreement Read more […]

Democrats Support Subsidies for the Rich

They fight for taxpayer subsidies for the rich while claiming to stand against income inequality. It is a shame that half of Republicans support the Export-Import Bank, but it is telling that nearly all Democrats do so. This was documented recently in the Washington Examiner: In order to overcome the opposition of the House majority leader, speaker-elect, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, and most Republicans on the committee, Democrats got behind a Discharge Petition that eventually Read more […]

Taxpayer May Have to Support John Boehner For Awhile Yet

John Boehner gets to keep a publicly funded office even when he goes into the private sector. Did you think John Boehner was no longer being bankrolled by the taxpayer with his resignation from congress this weekend? Think again. Kate Ackley writes in Roll Call: The former House speaker, whose resignation from Congress became effective over the weekend, is taking advantage of little-known perks and privileges taxpayers provide by law to those vacating the chamber’s highest office. Boehner Read more […]

Air Pirates Rob a Passenger of $30k

How did these air pirates evade law enforcement? They didn’t. They were law enforcement. According to the Washington Times, a man was robbed of over thirty thousand dollars in the L.A. Airport for traveling from Chicago with a small backpack over his shoulder. In April of this year, two Drug Enforcement Administration task force members stopped a man named Issa Serieh at Los Angeles International Airport, asked him some questions, and seized $30,750 in cash off of him. They sent him on his Read more […]

Helping Afghanistan Meant People Helped Themselves to Money

How did helping Afghanistan with a new gas station cost $43 million? Building a similar station in Pakistan cost a half million dollars, but not this one. Scott Shackleford writes at the Reason.com blog, “A $43 Million Gas Station—Is This Why We’re Still in Afghanistan?” The United States (as in, you and me), paid $43 million to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. […] That’s not even the punch line. The punch line is that the Department of Defense Read more […]