2012 Census figures put the population of America at 313,914,040. 1.5 Billion rounds of ammo is enough to shoot every American five times. Who are they planning on using this ammo on?
some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers.
at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.
Maybe Clint Eastwood wasn’t that far off….
The White House admitted today that President Obama made no phone calls–none, zero–on the evening of September 11, 2012, during the seven or eight hours when Americans were being murdered in Benghazi. He didn’t talk to Leon Panetta, or any military personnel, or Hillary Clinton. What was he doing that night? We may never know; perhaps writing the speech that he gave at a campaign event the next day in Las Vegas.
Bureaucracy in action… is any actually surprised?
Federal officials sold hundreds of emergency trailers for disaster victims at fire-sale prices in the months before Hurricane Sandy churned toward the United States, The Washington Examiner has learned.
Now, with thousands of families left homeless in New York and New Jersey by the hurricane, those same federal officials are poised to spend more taxpayer dollars to buy brand-new trailers.
These aren’t the infamous “Katrina trailers” from 2005 that were tainted with toxic levels of formaldehyde. A 2008-or later model trailer would have been built well after that controversy became national news.
The trailers were sold for a fraction of the original $25,000 price the government paid for each of them. The General Services Administration, which handled the auctions for FEMA, sold some for as little as $3,800.
But what the hell, right? It’s not like it’s real money… only taxpayer money…. and it’s not like we need these trailers RIGHT NOW. Better to sell at pennies on the dollar so we can by new shelters that won’t be used for the next disaster.
Wonder why we’re getting a drip-drip-drip of wild new details every day? To keep us distracted. The sex scandal is a mess, but it’s not the mess that matters.
What matters is what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including two Navy SEALS, a longtime foreign service officer, and the personal representative of the President of the United States, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Here are a few of the critical questions that REALLY matter:
The situation in public housing projects in Coney Island, Brooklyn remains a “humanitarian crisis” in which the government and the Red Cross have been nearly completely absent, according to Eric Moed, a volunteer aid worker with Occupy Sandy.
Friday is Moed’s fifth day volunteering with Occupy Sandy, an ad hoc hurricane relief group formed by former Occupy Wall Street activists. Moed, an architect from Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, goes door to door in the 30-40 public housing buildings in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn to distribute food, water and supplies, and help address sanitation and medical needs. The projects in Coney Island remain without power, and often without water and necessities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Accounts of these conditions have been corroborated in the New York Daily News.
Instapundit has taken to calling this ‘Katrina on the Hudson’. Each day that passes makes that seem more and more accurate. This really is a National disgrace.
Moed recently tweeted the following:
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU @BarackObama? Citizen here, been in Coney Island Projects FEEDING ppl ALONE no FEMA or Red Cross. People are dying.
Where has the President been? Playing Golf apparently.
I guess photo ops don’t really matter that much now that the election is over.
Can anyone else imagine the outrage that would be rolling if Bush had gone Golfing during Katrina? Democratic Underground was desperately hunting for this news back then…. they seem to be pretty quiet about it now though.
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term.
The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday’s count.
That’s an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted.
I think it’s pretty damn sad that the election ended up being as close as it was. I could be generous and say it was because of absentee ballots that were cast before he was a convicted Felon. To be honest I believe it was so close because a lot of people in Alaska loved the Federal pork Stevens pulled in and ignored his conviction to keep the trough open. Good evidence of this can be found in this article from the Anchorage Daily News which couldn’t help but list all the ‘good’ Stevens had done for the state…. in the end pegging simple ‘bad judgement’ as the reason he commited these Felonies.
I’ve wanted this man gone for a long time. He is one of the worst examples of corrupt pork masters in the Government. Good riddance.