Leland Yee Off To Prison

“It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons,” Yee once said. “I mean that is just so crystal clear.”

It’s so awesome when you see a gungrabber fall for trafficking guns.  Apparently he wasn’t really anti-gun, just anti-competition.

Source: Ex-Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking – The Washington Post

Hypocrites, Media

The Guardian Hates Unpaid Internships; Has Unpaid Internship Program

The Guardian has turned complaining about unpaid internships and the exploitation of interns into a crusade, publishing close to a dozen articles on the subject over the past few years.

However, the publication doesn’t put its money where its mouth is: The paper is offers internships to prospective journalists from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. The program is unpaid, and students and graduates who take the Guardian up on its offer will only be able to request reimbursement for travel expenses, but not their output.

Source: Hypocrisy Alert: The Guardian Rails Against Unpaid Internships—but Also Offers Them |Heat Street

Hypocrites, Politics

Flashback 2010: Dems Hated OCE

It’s as if they just don’t understand the permanent memory of the internet.

The Office of Congressional Ethics, a powerful symbol of Democrats’ promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, is in danger of having its power stripped after the midterm elections.Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have led the charge, airing complaints about the aggressive, independent panel in a private session with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, and they’ve drafted a resolution that, if approved, would severely curtail the panel’s power.

Source: Lawmakers seek to gut ethics office – POLITICO

HT: Dan Medley


US: 81 Interferences in Foreign Elections

Pot, I am kettle, and you are black.

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing  emails. But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things. The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University. That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.

Source: The U.S. Interfered In Foreign Presidential Elections 81 Times From 1946-2000 | Zero Hedge