June 08, 2011

Is this the Hope or the Change?

Questions surround feds' raid of Stockton home

Nothin' says HopeyChange!™ quite like a federal SWAT team from the U.S. Department of Education breaking into your home and hauling you off to jail when you're not even the person they're looking for.

And seriously ... SWAT teams for student loans? Was there any reason to believe that Wright's ex-wife was an armed desperado who would violently resist? Why the holy hell does the Department of Education have SWAT teams anyway?

June 01, 2011

Morons On Parade

Admittedly the choices are both numerous and bipartisan, but for this week I nominate the new chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who recently said:
" ... the Republican solution that I’ve seen in the last three years is that we should just pack them all up and ship them back to their own countries and that in fact it should be a crime and we should arrest them all.”

The comment has drawn attention among conservative commentators and bloggers. During the comments, the chairwoman referred to legislation in 2006 by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that would increase border enforcement and make illegal immigration a criminal offense instead of a civil matter.

Joining her as co-nominee for that report is Christian Science Monitor reporter Fred Lucas, who seems as blithely unaware as Wasserman Schultz (and Janet Napolitano) that illegal immigration is indeed a criminal offense in the United States and not a civil offense, and has been for quite some time. Decades, even.