Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to chat once again with the lovely, gracious, and savvy Karen Beseth of Lonely Conservative. She will be joining Silvio Canto and me on Canto Talk this Thursday (April 25) at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 om EST — click here for the link).
The Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath will be a topic of discussion.
Some of the highlights on Lonely Conservative:
Tamerlan and Dkhokhar Tsarnaev were not licensed to possess or carry the guns they used in a shootout with police on Friday evening. What a shock.
Less than a week after the push by Democrats push for more gun control went down in flames in the Senate, Reuters is reporting the suspected Boston Marathon bombers ignored gun laws that are already on the books in possessing the firearms they used in shootouts with the police.
According to Reuters, ”The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived.”
This means the handguns and “at least one rifle” the brothers had with them were acquired and possessed in ways that broke laws already in existence. (Read More)
Criminals and terrorists don’t follow gun laws.
In related news, Dkhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction by federal authorities.
Federal authorities on Monday charged Dzhokar Tsarnaev with one count of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in the United States.
Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers accused of bombing the Boston Marathon last week, was charged Monday while he lay in bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Massachusetts.
The goverment charged Tsarnaev with one count of using an improved explosive device (IED) and one count of attempting “malicious destruction of property.”
If convicted of the charges, he could face the death penalty or life in prison. (Read More)
Oh, one more thing, the Tsarnaevs lived like pigs, judging by pictures taken by the New York Daily News. It is odd that Tamerlan had an apartment with Dkhokhar if he was married with a three year old child, as has been reported in the past few days. If he was being investigated I wonder why something like that didn’t raise any red flags.
Glenn Beck spoke extensively this morning on the mystery surrounding the Saudi national who was first called a suspect, then a witness and then a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Blaze provides the background.
- A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing
- As the story gained traction, TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi
- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.
- An ICE official said a separate Saudi national is in custody, but is “in no way” connected to the bombings.
- A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the Boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.
- Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano
- Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that Alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted
- New information provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi’s file was altered early Wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges
- Sources say the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts
- Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.
…It’s curious that the press is ignoring this story.
We will also be discussing the odd priorities of the Obama Administration:
John Kerry’s Earth Day Climate Scare
Apparently, there’s nothing important in the United States or the world going on this week, so Secretary of State John Kerry thought he’d mark Earth Day with some climate change scare-mongering.
“The United States joins countries around the world today in commemorating Earth Day. Ever since I was involved in the first Earth Day in Massachusetts, way back in 1970, this has always been a day to reflect on our environmental challenges and our responsibility to safeguard our God-given natural resources on a fragile planet we share with the rest of humanity and which we must protect for future generations,” reads Kerry’s full statement. ….
“The science is screaming at all of us and demands action. From the far reaches of Antarctica’s Ross Sea to tropical wetlands in Southeast Asia, we have a responsibility to safeguard and sustainably manage our planet’s natural resources, and the United States remains firm in its commitment to addressing global environmental challenges.” (Read More)
Our future generations are being spent into oblivion, and if guys like Kerry get their way it will only get worse.
We will also be discussing the news blackout on the Kermit Gonell baby-slaughter case.
Chilling history from James Taranto, Back-Alley Abortion Never Ended:
Back-alley abortion was indisputably a problem before Roe. Deep in the 281-page report that accompanied the 2011 indictments of Gosnell and his staff, the Philadelphia grand jury recounted an example from the city’s history.
It was called the Mother’s Day Massacre … Nine of the 15 women suffered serious complications. One needed a hysterectomy.
The following year, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. It would be 37 more years before the Philadelphia doctor who carried out the Mother’s Day Massacre would go out of business. His name was Kermit Gosnell.
Chilling details, via Jonah Goldberg, Gosnell & The Memory Hole:
The Boston story is breaking and important news. But if you can stomach reading this all the way through, never mind past the headline, I think you’ll agree the Gosnell story deserves to come back to fore when this chapter in the Boston saga concludes. I won’t excerpt it because it’s too rough for some people.
I will excerpt it, Gosnell Worker: Baby Surviving Abortion Struggled in Toilet Trying to Live