Friday Follies: EPA swat teams, Pelosi’s grandson, Obama’s ‘not’ red line

September 6, 2013

Slowly getting back into the internet groove and decided one of the best ways to compliment the Wednesday columns was to bring back the Friday Follies category.  While my little corner version is not as elaborate or flashy as its Ziegfeld namesake it does reflect the times with its cast of crazies and stories from the inane and lunacy that is today’s political left and its handmaiden the main stream media.

Without further ado, the resumption of the Corner’s Friday Follies:

Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad.


The state of California for passing a law that allows non-citizens to now serve as poll workers.  As Barbara Hollingsworth points out in her article the California Poll Worker’s training guide states that poll workers are “responsible for assisting voters, maintaining election security, detecting fraud, and securely transporting voting machines and ballots.”

Matthew Boyle over at has this money quote on the need for such insanity:

Democratic State Sen. Rob Bonta said there are “nearly 3 million citizens who are fully eligible to vote and not English proficient.”

“We have a shortage of multilingual poll workers in the state of California,” Bonta said. “There has to be language access at the polls.”

Somehow I don’t think the Founders thought “language access” would ever be a problem at the polls.  In their America, in a sane America, if you don’t read/speak English you DON’T VOTE.

But keeping in line with the lunacy that has become California, Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown signed that bill into law but word as of this writing whether he will sign the companion piece of legislation that would allow non-citizens to sit on juries.

Yep, that’s a great idea California.  Let’s further erode the Constitution and the meaning of American citizenship by allowing non-citizens to sit in judgment of legal citizens.

But then again, the way you’re going, illegals will be the majority in about ten years so why bother with citizen, non-citizen, legal – illegal, differentiations at all?

Just open the borders, fire up the bongs and turn the entire state into one giant Kumbaya circle jerk.


We travel a couple thousand miles north of Kalifornia to the last frontier state of Alaska for this next example, specifically to the town of Chicken, Alaska.  Yep, it’s a real town and no I don’t have a clue why it’s named after Obama’s favorite bird.

HAH, caught you didn’t I you lurking lefties that just can’t wait to paint the Corner as racist against dear leader.  I name O’s fav feathered friend a chicken not for the racist black/fried chicken reference you see, but for his cowardice on Benghazi, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Fast and Furious, IRS, AP, NSA and a host of other “phony scandals” that you won’t.  Running away clucking his head off that he’s not responsible for any of em does not a great Presidential ranking make.

But I digress.

Seems our government’s favorite repository for left wing ideology, that “there’s no fact we care to hear, no regulation we can’t force upon you” grand department known otherwise as the Environmental Protection Agency has decided that it now needs body armored Swat teams to check for clean water.

Make sure you’ve taken your blood pressure medication before reading the snippet below from Sean Doogan’s September 3rd story in the Alaska Dispatch:

“…….Miners from the Chicken area — a gold mining town of just 17 full-time residents and dozens of seasonal miners off the Taylor Highway, between Tok and the Canadian border — said that during the third week of August they were surprised by groups of four to eight armed officers, who swarmed onto their mining claims with little or no warning.

The officers were armed and wearing body armor. They were part of the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force and were there to check for violations of section 404 of the Clean Water Act, according to several miners who were contacted by the group. Section 404 governs water discharges into rivers, streams, lakes and oceans.

The task force’s methods are now being questioned by the miners as well as the Alaska congressional delegation.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say POLICE emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” said C.R. “Dick” Hammond, a Chicken gold miner who got a visit from the task force.

“How would you have felt?” Hammond asked. “You would be wondering, ‘My God, what have I done now?’”

Hammond and other Chicken area miners aren’t alone in wondering what they have done now. Both Alaska U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich have inquired into the task force’s actions. Congressman Don Young is also looking into it. They have been having a difficult time getting straight answers from the EPA…..”

Imagine that.  Obama’s EPA acting like Chicago thugs against American citizens and then feeling it has the right to stonewall even United States Senators.

Forget Kansas Toto, we’re not even remotely close to the Constitutional Republic that was home to so many of the brave before radical ideology ripped up the compact between citizen and government as founded and replaced it with the jack booted bureaucrats accountable to no one.


Nancy Pelosi makes another appearance on the toad list this week with her completely unbelievable story about her conversation with her 5 year old grandson and the in-depth discussion she had with him regarding the United States going to war in Syria.  From the transcript of Pelosi’s pablum below:

“I’ll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, ‘Mimi,’ my name, ‘Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria?’ And he’s five years old. We’re not talking about war; we’re talking about action. ‘Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria.’ I said, ‘Well, what do you think?’ He said, ‘I think no war.’ I said, ‘Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they’ve killed hundreds of children there.’ And he said, five years old, ‘Were these children in the United States?’ And I said, ‘No, but they’re children wherever they are.’

If your stomach has settled and you’re out of the bathroom and up for more, click here for the video. also has some great tweets from how the twitterverse responded to Pelosi’s whopper.


Our very own, pre-maturely promoted to everything he’s ever had without earning any of it, current Oval Office Organizer and Champion spade player Barack Hussein Obama takes the #2 spot this week with his declaration in Sweden Wednesday that even though he’s on video all over the world declaring his Syrian “red line” a year ago, he has now decided that it’s really not HIS red line but rather the world’s.  And of course that was quickly followed up with the mandatory “I am Obama and I shall take no responsibility for anything” disclaimer that it is now the international community and Congress that have a credibility problem.

Why?  Well because he said so, that’s why.

The full, pathetic, petulant quote is below:

“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. Congress set a red line when it indicated that in a piece of legislation entitled the Syria Accountability Act that some of the horrendous things happening on the ground there need to be answered for. So, when I said in a press conference that my calculus about what’s happening in Syria would be altered by the use of chemical weapons, which the overwhelming consensus of humanity says is wrong, that wasn’t something I just kind of made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. There’s a reason for it.”

The words speak for themselves but for the full effect of Obama’s latest sociopathic moment click here for Daniel Halper’s side by side video postings over at The Weekly Standard.

As my column this week points out, Obama is completely ignorant of the impact his Presidential rhetoric has on the reality of the world stage and in turn the lives of each and every American.  If we survive these next 3 ½ years it will be nothing short of a miracle.


And the #1 folly of the week comes to you from my own state of Missouri and the idiot in the video who chose to rob the wrong Marionville liquor store.

The would be robber pulled out a gun and demanded money.  But as you see in the CBS video (link here), the store clerk, 54 year old Jon Lewis Alexander, a veteran with 30 years service, was in no mood to be a victim that day.  Instead he drew his own Walther PPX 9mm, and put it directly into the idiots mouth who ran off post haste.

The money quote from the Joplin Globe story is below:

“One of the policemen told me later, ‘You’re a lucky man,’ “ Alexander told the Springfield News-Leader.  “I said, ‘I think he (the robber) is a little luckier than I am.”’

The full story that accompanies the video can be read here.

Anyone else agree that if we had more Jon Alexander’s and less Barack Obama’s in this country America would be a helluva lot better off?

And that’s the Follies for this Friday, September 6th, 2013.

As always, thanks for reading, have a great weekend and I’ll see ya round the Corner.

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