Battlespace preparation. Once again, Democrats are using the pretext of “law enforcement” to rig an election.
Via NPR, which I fucking pay for through taxes, so I’ll excerpt as much as I please:
The attorney general of New York took action Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an 18-month investigation that found evidence the powerful gun rights group is “fraught with fraud and abuse.
“Attorney General Letitia James claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that she found financial misconduct in the millions of dollars and that it contributed to a loss of more than $64 million over a three-year period.
The suit alleges that top NRA executives misused charitable funds for personal gain, awarded contracts to friends and family members, and provided contracts to former employees to ensure loyalty.
Seeking to dissolve the NRA is the most aggressive sanction James could have sought against the not-for-profit organization, which James has jurisdiction over because it is registered in New York.
Of course, of course. The left is no longer pretending. They intend to run America on the Arab model of democracy: One man, one vote, one time, and then never again.
And they intend 2020 to be The Last Vote, so they’re pulling out all the stops to rig it.
I wonder how NeverTrump continues to justify its propaganda that if we just give the unchained left more political power, they’ll be satisfied and will stop their unceasing Will to Power.
According to the Charity Navigator this advisory makes no sense unless it is 100% political.
The NRA is NOT, in truth, a “charity” at all it is a LOBBYING group.
Yet the most recent rating there for the NRA is 89.4% a 4 star (out of 5) rating.
The Clinton Foundation has never reached a 4 star rating at all.
After their money dried up they achieved their highest rating ever at 84%.
But New York never went after them!
As members of the NRA, people EXPECT the money to go to successful lobbiers and lawyers.
Wayne LaPierre has turned the NRA into a shakedown operation for his own personal enrichment and excesses??? Who ever would have suspected? What a shocker!
From August 2019: NRA planned to buy a $6 million mansion in Dallas for chief Wayne LaPierre last year, leaked records from the New York Attorney General’s office show
Apparently LaPierre’s $1.37 million per year salary wasn’t sufficient to cover the costs of his extravagant lifestyle without skimming even more from the organization’s membership fees and supporter donations—information that’s been out there for a while, provided it wasn’t automatically rejected after being proclaimed “false news”.
The guy has been as obvious a schemer and scammer as Donald Trump. There’s even an overlap of their target audiences and favorite conspiracy theories. We can thank him for flooding the nation with lethal weapons by promoting paranoia, to the extent that traditional shooting enthusiasts and sportsmen can’t even find ammunition at present.
Well… no one but a leftist that hates the 2nd Amendment and citizens’ rights to self defense. You have to have a pretty sick and furtive imagination to think this is “systemic”.
Do you on the left not even CARE that you have no credibility? Do you have a mission to totally destroy it? A “leaked” rumor. Just like Russian collusion, huh?
Democrats believe the release of Durham’s report before the election would be unfairly affecting the election yet they feel comfortable rolling THIS garbage out? Utter desperation.
@Deplorable Me, #3:
Scammers like Trump and Wayne LaPierre rely on the manipulation and exploitation of those who are credulous, not upon any deserved measure of genuine credibility.
@Greg: Oh, yeah… like THOSE guys. Not like the Clinton’s, whose Foundation uses 10% of its funds for charitable endeavors. The rest is administrative costs and THEIR “expenses”. But, the Democrat government of New York never took an interest in that. Nor in Trump or the NRA until Trump became President and didn’t play those corrupt games they were used to politicians playing.
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Greg your a a idiot to think this way
This is a attempt by Soros and and the rest of the Globalists to silence the NRA and frankly this AG should be canned and deported along with Soros and his vile kind Its a Witch Hunt by the United nations and the Globalists and the CFR as well
“James boasted in her campaign promises that she would strike blows against the NRA and pound the NRA into submission. She vowed that she would use the NYAG’s investigative and enforcement powers for the precise purpose of stanching political speech (‘deadly propaganda),” the lawsuit by the NRA states. “She has begun to deliver on her campaign promises to retaliate against the NRA for constitutionally protected speech on issues that James opposes.
While the James’ lawsuit accuses four men of wrongdoing and seeks fines and remuneration, none of them have been charged with a crime.
The James’ lawsuit claims donors gave money to fund firearms safety, firearms education and marksmanship training. Instead, that money was diverted to support wasteful spending by the NRA and its executives.
Actually, NRA donors give money for far more purposes including LOBBYING for the 1st and 2nd Amendments.
James’ lawsuit is frivolous.
And timed suspiciously.
James needs to be fired and Cuomo needs to be recalled this is attempt to silence a legidimate Organization there needs to be homes persons removed from office and that includes these two scum suckers both belong in Prison
@Nan G: This is what the left does. They use the justice system as another political tool. They file lawsuits and indictments for political purposes. Remember DeLay? Stevens? Rick Perry? The left takes court actions against political opponents to stain them with the scent of a crime, but then once the damage is done, the “crime” just disappears. We can add “Russian collusion” the the list, though it was proven with conviction that it was nothing but a political farce.
Step one in taking over a nation: Get rid of the guns.
That’s what will hold up the current Democrat coup, and they know it.
With the ground troops of the Democratic Party causing havoc in cities all across our nation, NRA membership is not only on the rise, it is increasing by massive numbers. Americans, who have never given a previous thought about owning a firearm, are now buying firearms for personal protection in massive numbers. Gun ranges and legal carry instructors are so busy there is not enough hours in the day for them to take all the customers who want their services.
Why would that be? It’s because Americans know that if Democrats manage, by hook or by crook, to put Biden in the Oval Office, their 2nd Amendment rights are on the line. Add to that the “Defund the Police” rhetoric. And Comrade Greggie can argue that there is no “Defund the Police” movement, but when a candidate claims he will “reallocate” funds to other “social” programs, that is DEFUND THE POLICE, pure and simple.
Add to that the millions of NRA members that were just told, in no uncertain terms, that Democrats want to abolish the one organization that is willing to go to bat for their 2nd Amendment rights. What does James think those members are going to do; go to the polls and vote Biden?
And let the crime wave being perpetrated in our cities bleed over to the suburbs. All those little suburban moms who the DNC counts on to vote D are going to be asking “Where are the police when we need them?” with the added insult that Biden supports the AFFH that will turn their nice little suburb areas into nothing more that the cess pools that are now the inner cities.
@retire05: Quid Pro Genius Gropin’ Racist Socialist Joe is promising to put Puto O’Rook in charge of gun control. That means that he puts an idiot looking for publicity in charge of scarfing up as many guns and types of guns he can.
Establishment Democrats know “defund the police” is idiotic but they lack the courage to tell their radical, far left constituency they aren’t true believers. So, the violence will continue and as defunding fails to materialize to their liking, the violence (and, thus, the need for individuals to take their personal defense into their own hands) will increase while police response will continue to taper off.
If the public is making this realization, in spite of Democrats’ (including the media) stupid claims there is no violence, then the Democrats are totally screwed.
It would seem democrats are kow -towing to the bernie bros for their votes.
Wayne LaPierre is in it for the money. Trump is in it for the money. Jerry Falwell Jr is in it for the money. Alex Jones is in it for the money. Rush Limbaugh is in it for the money. The list is very long, but they all have something in common. They’re all hypocritical con men who have cynically turned their positions and influence into massive shakedown operations, corrupting everything they touch in the process, and condemning anyone who points this out.
What do you not understand about this? How obvious does it have to become before you realize they’re lying to people’s faces while picking their pockets? How can you write off every damning fact you’re presented with as fake news, while accepting anything they tell you as gospel truth?
@July 4th American: They are desperately grasping at any straws they can find.
@Greg: Remind me again which Democrat candidate named Joe extorted the Ukrainian government to stop an investigation into a corrupt company because his son was being paid by them to use as a shield against investigation?
That’s another of Trump’s endless lies. He has never produced a shred of evidence that supports it. In fact, they’ve never even stated specifically what the hypothetical charge would be.
Where’s Rudy and all of this evidence he was supposed to have? Where’s all the evidence of Hillary Clinton’s “many many crimes” that Trump claimed to exist before the previous election? Do you still believe that exists, too?
Trump lies. Lying is one of his defining characteristics. You can believe NOTHING he tells you. Another is his impulse to exceed his actual constitutional powers and authority—to rise above the law, and then be praised for doing so. We may see more of that very shortly, if Mnuchin and Mark Meadows have their way.
@Greg: That has nothing to do with Trump. Biden BRAGGED about. It’s on video. That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that Hunter was hired by Burisma EXPRESSLY to divert investigations away from them. There is NO denial. Of course, anyone that believes idiots that claim BLM/ANTIFA violence is a “myth” will believe or deny anything.
Pretty sure Durham has Guiliani’s has the information. The clock is ticking and the end is near.
It all leads to wealthy socialists like George Soros who needs t be banished from America along with the United Nations
@Greg: AG Barr has told you where the Ukrainian evidence is and what is happening with it. That issue is separate from Obamaspygate.
We know that Stinky Hillary was skated by the FBI and DOJ who followed no set procedures in investigating her gross mishandling of our governments secrets.
We also know you suffer from chronic pseudologia fantastica, you have a real difficulty keeping on topic.
If the NRA has been a victim of this man what is the justification of dissolving the org? The Crazy bitch bringing this suit lives in some fantasy.
Actually greggie the rock, this has been published and is currently under investigation by the Ukrainian government. Both Bidens have been named. Another greggie the rock illusion likely due to his drug use in Vietnam.
Trump’s supporters cannot state specifically what either of the Bidens would be charged with, nor can they state specifically what evidence would support charges. They just believe the Biden’s are guilty of something because the lying, immoral, self-dealing p.o.s. in the White House has told them that they are, and he’s got the entire right-wing echo box to endlessly repeat his brainless messages.
Of all the countless people that Trump has slandered, how many have been charged with actual crimes? Why is that? And how many of his own have been charged and confessed, or found guilty by a jury? Why is the guy surrounded by convicted felons and people under investigation?
None of this is because the entire justice system is somehow rigged against Donald Trump. Trump’s flunky is presently running the Department of Justice; Trump has replaced Inspectors General and District Prosecutors who pose any sort of threat of exposure wholesale. Trump’s abuse of presidential power and his enabling by a spineless, oath-breaking GOP Senate majority is the only reason he wasn’t removed from office by impeachment, and his all-encompassing presidential immunity from federal prosecution is the only thing standing between himself and an avalanche of court dates. That immunity ends the moment he leaves office. Consequently, he’ll do anything and destroy anybody in a bid to remain.
@Greg: Hey dummy greggie the rock. This is the Ukrainian government who is investigating the Bidens, not the Trump administration. They violated Ukrainian law.
Greg like all liberals your totaly ignorant about just about everything this whole thing reeks of Politics and George Soros
@Greg: Money laundering. The corrupt Ukrainian government was sending US aid money to Burisma which was laundering it, paying off the Biden’s to provide political cover. Then, there was Joe’s influence peddling by extorting Ukraine to drop their investigation of Burisma. While they both are dirty, Quid Pro Joe is in far deeper than Huffing Hunter.
This NYAG may think that the NRA is the only thing standing between her and grabbin’ all the legally own firearms. They are a big dog then picking off the rest of the gun clubs and constitutional hawks would be easier. Most have no damn idea what the NRA even does, the left certainly does not want them to have the truth. Many good citizens patriots without so much as an unpaid parking ticket would be criminals if this AG and democrats have their way with creeping crud of what they all common sense gun laws. None of those laws ever seem to slow down crime with guns. The NRA fights those idiot laws tooth and infringed nail, they advertise what the fringers are trying to slip through.
Rudy’s informant in Ukraine was removed from office for covering up government corruption.
So said Rudy Giuliani, back in January. It’s now seven months later, and Rudy still hasn’t produced diddly squat.
Do you want a stunning example of real corruption?
Louis DeJoy—Trump’s newly appointed Post Master General, who has imposed arbitrary new rules postal ahead of the November election calculated to greatly slow down mail handling and delivery—together with his wife own between $30 million and $75 million worth of investments in private delivery and transport companies that are in direct competition with the United States Postal Service.
DeJoy is also a multi-million dollar donor to President Trump’s political organizations.
There’s not much curiosity on the right about that, of course.
And where is a that evidence that Adam Schiff had on Trump? Seems we are still waiting on that. But I doubt if you will ever hold Schiff to account.
How about providing your link (that is wrong on info) about Louis DeJoy?
Um… how do you think he knew about the corruption, genius? Where do you think “informants” come from?
I think I see your problem. You confuse fiscal responsibility and running a business like a business with “corruption”. Yeah, the problem is obviously IGNORANCE.
@retire05: Liberals like Greg love and celebrate invertebrate liars like Schiff. He anxiously awaits his NEXT lie so he can obligingly believe and spread it.
From Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays – Lawmakers want the inspector general to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s cost-cutting measures and investments, August 7, 2020:
Louis DeJoy had no experience whatsoever with the operations of the USPS. He’s about as qualified to be Post Master General as Donald Trump was to be a president. Changes he has imposed since his appointment in June could seriously impede mail processing and delivery, which will of course be to the advantage of competing private delivery services. It will please Donnie Boy HUGELY because it would also adversely affect voting by mail. One of the changes was to cut out overtime hours commonly used to to deal with surges in the demand for services. COVID-19 has created such a surge because of the dramatic increase in online shopping for essential items. Mail-in ballots will be piled on top of that.
Trump’s followers have an astonishing ability to totally disregard the obvious, while simultaneously buying into every crack-brain conspiracy theory their propagandists toss in their direction. This is pretty much how Trump got elected in the first place.
When is Hillary Clinton going to be charged with her “many many crimes”? The answer would be “never”, because there weren’t any to begin with. Now they’re running the same sort of scam against Joe Biden. The rubes never do catch on.
@Greg: Your intentional distraction is interesting a whole 1/4 million dollars?!
I would like to know more about the sweetheart deal for Amazon and whos palms got greased for that one.
Contract Amazon to run the USPS for 10 years with an option for Amazon to acquire the postal service. At the end of 10 years, a structured bidding process should be put in place to allow Amazon and other companies to formally bid to acquire the USPS.
Nothing to do with a hopeful gun grabbing NYAG
That’s pretty funny complaining about DeJoy considering he ran a multi-million dollar company. It will take a businessman to turn this around:
As to unqualified, you seem to have forgotten Timothy Geithner who Obama appointed as head of the IRS when he couldn’t even figure out, or pay, his own taxes.
Donnie Boy didn’t have anything to do with the disaster that was the New York elections (are they even settled yet?) or this:
Get over yourself, Comrade Greggie. You’re batting average is pathetic.
So did Trump, who also ran several businesses into bankruptcy. So did Bernie Madoff, who managed a business with assets between $3 and $6 billion. So what’s your point? Government isn’t a business. The purpose of governmental institutions and services isn’t to make profits.
Actually, it became big business when FDR was in office
Apparently, considering the debt we owe.
The American people have the right to expect that the government operate within its means. The government can’t continue to expect the taxpayer to pick up the tab for the worthless services we now get..
@retire05: Maybe we should just ask Greggie if he is a junkie?
Was he born a racist or does he work on it everyday?
He actually thinks hiding in his basement avoiding interviews is being tested on the campaign trail.
@retire05: The tax problems are moot next to father issues. Joe has proven an utter failure, his boy Hunter a dead beat daddy that drives a Porche and lives in a 12K a month beach house. Loads of family issues. Every family has some issues but Joe wow, just wow.
Putting that wanna be gun grabber Beto from Texas on his staff.
Buttigieg and Klobuchar on Team Biden, gathering losers is a great winning strategy. If they are out stumping for the old fart who would know they could’nt draw flies for themselves.
@kitt: greggie the rock exhibits all of the symptoms of a junkie. To quote Biden, we should check him for drugs before we let him post here.
That doesn’t have much to do with what the GOP never fails to deliver, does it? Trump promised to balance the federal budget in 8 years. Instead, he pushed the deficit back up over one-thousand-billion dollars per year in only 3 years. And that was before COVID-19.
@Greg: Yes true, but is Bidens new world order green deal going to balance the budget?
@Greg: Well, Trump only brought about the most phenomenal economic recovery in US history. Obama couldn’t manage that, strangling the economy to a 1% growth most quarters. Obama never cared how badly the US was getting screwed in trade deals (we had it coming, he thought) but Trump has made trade deals equitable. To date, Trump hasn’t sold any of our uranium to Russia or paid a terrorist nation to be allowed to accept their terms on a negotiated deal.
Trump sounds pretty qualified. Of course, he was never a “community organizer”, so he doesn’t know how to foment and spread hatred where there isn’t any, but he has the Democrats to make sure that box is checked.
How many “green energy” businesses did Obama fund for his buddies that went tits up? How much did that cost the taxpayer? I guess community organizing didn’t instill in him a sense of who was a good loan risk.
You should really check that “glass houses” situation.