Issa: ATF Chief Should Go But Higher Ups Also Culpable

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Issa: ATF Chief Should Go But Higher Ups Also Culpable

( – Amid reports that Kenneth Melson will be forced to resign as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a Republican congressman says “he should” lose his job.

Melson “was part of the bad judgment” ATF exhibited in allowing guns to be sold in the U.S. to people acting on behalf of Mexican criminals, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.

But the bad judgment attached to ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious” goes higher than Melson, Issa said:

Attorney General Eric Holder “should have known – I believe it was his obligation to know” what was going on at ATF, Issa said. Holder wasn’t doing his job properly if he didn’t know, the congressman added.

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Issa: ATF Chief Should Go But Higher Ups Also Culpable

A while back I was criticized by a former blogger because I used many different news sources. I was told that if I wanted to be taken seriously as a Conservative blogger that I *MUST* use FOX News and WorldNetDaily exclusively or my stories just wouldn’t carry the *weight* necessary to taken seriously.

I’m certain that Bushwack and Bloviating Zeppelin will remember the person I am talking about. (Gayle)

Lately, even FOX News in avoiding a lot of the HOT topics, and WND is too far out there for my taste, and has had stories *blow up* on them when they were proven to be a lot less than accurate.

The mainstream media is avoiding the Fast and Furious debacle at every opportunity, they are giving Eric Holder and Barack Hussein Obama a wide berth on this story. is NOT, and neither am I.

Yesterday I was paid a visit by the DOJ. 😛

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I don’t know if they were just cruising blogs and reading, or, if as one of my LEO friends said, they were trying to send me a message, and engage in a bit of fear and intimidation tactics. I do know this; they spent 5 minutes and 21 seconds reading a post. Time stamps don’t lie.

Here’s the truth of the matter, if their visit was designed to intimidate, and to slow me down, or stop me from writing about Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder, and how the BATF has become a rogue agency, one that is evil and corrupt, they have struck out again.

I do NOT bow to intimidation tactics, from ANYONE!

And if the BATF doesn’t already have more than enough issues to deal with, now they have *Gay Pride*?

How in the hell can ANYONE be PROUD of being a homosexual? 😕

ATF Hosts Its First ‘Gay Pride’ Observance

( - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under fire for allowing U.S.-purchased guns to flow to Mexican criminals, celebrated its first gay pride event on Wednesday.

The celebration at ATF’s Washington headquarters was intended to recognize the “accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture,” ATF said in a news release.

“ATF works to ensure sexual orientation discrimination and prejudice are not tolerated in our workplace,” said Acting Director Kenneth Melson. “ATF is an equal employment opportunity environment where effective and equitable participation is encouraged.”

The keynote speaker, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), spoke about his experiences serving as an openly gay congressman.

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There’s mot too much left to say that hasn’t been said, I just don’t know how ANYONE can be proud of being a *queer*. 😕

For the record, I don’t care what YOU do in your bedroom, who you do it with or how you do it, that is your business, just don’t *push* it off on me, but it’s a sad statement of affairs in America when our government agencies celebrate perversion.

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9 Responses to Issa: ATF Chief Should Go But Higher Ups Also Culpable

  1. Ron Miller says:

    ATF and Gay Pride? Ya gotta be shittin’ me. If so, and in the interest of a further example that ensuring sexual discrimination is verboten in the ATF, I expect another hoot’n’nanny next week for heterosexual men and women in the USA. We could have flags and everything.

    Does anyone have any idea what this “bash” for Barney Franks costs? Barney Franks………now there’s a piece of trash for you.

  2. TexasFred says:

    The DOJ came back, they didn’t stay long this time, but they came back!!

    Maybe I have new fans… 😛

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  3. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Fred, a few points:

    1. CNS News: I’ve been going there for some time. Good videos and good sources, making THEM a good source for news. Sadly, I find much of what I need to know from foreign or UK sources such as the DailyMail, UK Telegraph, et al. You can’t narrow your information focus and clearly you’ve expanded as well.

    2. I don’t think it’s necessarily a point of intimidation that you were visited by DOJ. I’d actually suggest this: I’d wager that those persons were from the line level who wanted to see, after perhaps a Google search, what was “out there” in the Blogosphere. Because:

    3. I’d bet that the great bulk of agents in BATFE and other federal LE agencies are both ashamed and disgusted with the ways that their upper management echelons operate. I know I would be. And the embracing of gays is just a distraction from the abortion that’s occurring at BATFE.


  4. TexasFred says:

    BZ — I hope you’re right, I’d welcome some *rank and file* BATF guys if they would contact me and let me know WTF is up…

    As you know, my sources are sacrosanct, as our former Mayor found out when he threatened me with investigation and I told him where to stick it…

    These guys can register as Joe Blow and use a throw-away email and say their piece and no one but ME will ever see the email address and IP number…

    If they would only come forward…

  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    I, like you, keep my sources close. I worked there. I still have them. And I too would like to see some line level input. However, you have to realize that if they were to expunge their true thoughts, they fear they would be made techno projects which would tag back to their individual desks. They’re good and decent men and women but they don’t have a fraction of the power, techno and otherwise, available to their administrations. I’ve tried this before; it seldom works for the above reason. I know. I was there.


  6. HoosierArmyMom says:

    Well, not knowing WHO it was that told you Fox News and WND were the only reliable sources for a blogger to use, but I would deem them to be stupid in their assessment. And your posts are always supported by reliable and factual sources that I know you check out thoroughly. That’s why I love reading you.

    And a note to the DOJ… get a life, get a real job and bug off! America is sick of the dog and pony show!

    Archiving?? Have you seen this Fred… the government going into the business of Social Archiving??

    ALERT: Job Screening Agency Archiving All Facebook [UPDATED]

  7. TexasFred says:

    That person was pretty much laughed off the blog world, she was a very bright woman, she had a lot of great input, but she was a Republican from HELL, a *Bush Bot* that would have fallen to her knees and blown Bush, on camera… She was one that voted for whoever it was the GOP put up there just because they had a *R* behind their name…

    She had a tendency to be quite *bossy*, telling you what to post, how often to post, you’re posting too much, that sort of thing, and that was why we had a falling out, I asked her, “Who the f*ck died and left you in charge of MY blog?”

    I think I pissed her off… 😈

    As to the Facebook thing, every keystroke you make is recorded somewhere, I don’t give a damn what they archive… As of right now, we still have Constitutional rights… So far…

  8. Texasperated says:

    Notice the search words the following day?

    Search Words: atf little rock agents waco

    Keep your powder dry

  9. Always On Watch says:

    The ATF is hosting a gay pride observance? I’m disgusted.

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