Archive for the 'Drug War' Category

Layoffs here, layoffs there … now let’s shut down a thousand smoke shops!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Jeffrey Armstrong is a soft-spoken guy, of evident Caribbean origin. He’s the owner and sole proprietor of “The Smoke Zone,” a rented storefront next to the Quizno’s on Rancho Boulevard just north of Charleston — though it’s one of several similar “RYO (Roll Your Own) Filling Stations” in Southern Nevada. The basic pitch? Cheap cigarettes. […]

‘Legal on Monday, go to jail today’

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Just as the promoters of the income tax swore in 1913 it would never be more than a few percent — and then only on millionaires — so the “Progressive” congressional pimps of the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act said it was just a truth-in-labeling measure, that the government would NEVER get between doctors and […]

The proper role of the county sheriff

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Richard Mack first came to national attention when, as sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, he successfully brought the lawsuit Mack v. United States (re-named Printz v. United States, when Mack’s suit was joined with that of Sheriff Jay Printz of Ravalli County, Montana), arguing Congress had no legitimate power to order local law enforcement officials […]

Taxpayers roasting on an open fire …

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Nation’s “Forests Are Severely Damaged By Marijuana Grow Sites,” reads the headline on the Dec. 7 press release from the U.S. Forest Service, datelined Washington, D&C. Marijuana cultivation sites in 20 states on 67 national forests “have caused severe damage,” said Forest Service director of law enforcement David Ferrell. In California alone, the Forest Service […]

Destroying Americans’ health and wealth, one boondoggle at a time

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I see where “authorities” (so many BDU-clad narcs want in on the action that no one even tries any more to list all the outfits currently operating under the rubric of the “multi-agency narcotics team” or the “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program”) began removing another 9,400 marijuana plants from the mountains west of Las […]

Illegals get amnesty, everyone else on the dole. Yay!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I see where our drug police — including the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Drug Enforcement Agency — have found and seized four acres of scattered marijuana plants growing on Mount Charleston, northwest of Las Vegas. The pot farmers are bad people because they litter and sometimes hunt wildlife out of season, says Forest […]

He kept arms. He bore arms. So they shot him dead.

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

They don’t look like cops to me. Dressed in helmets and camouflage fatigues and carrying .223 rifles handed down from the U.S. Army, they look like some ragtag Third World militia as they shuffle up to a suburban front door in broad daylight in a shambling, casual cluster that no non-com who’s ever seen the […]

ATF told the gun stores ‘Go ahead,’ arm drug cartels

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, a firefight erupted in the southern Arizona desert. According to court documents obtained by CBS News, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was part of a squad that spotted a group of illegal immigrants, some armed with assault rifles. When the illegals refused to drop their weapons — in […]

The corpse that refreshes

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The Health Nazis have tried for years to discourage cigarette smoking — at the same time they greedily seize cigarette tax revenues to plug their budget gaps, of course — by placing more and more onerous warning labels on packages, forcing smokers to huddle outside in the snow, slashing magazine revenues by barring colorful ads […]

U.S. human rights record condemned by Venezuela … Uganda … Cuba … Red China …

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Skeptics of the United Nations have long warned that subsidizing an outfit that holds any Third World potentate preening on an upturned bucket stands as a moral equal to the president of the United States could lead to trouble. Supporters scoffed at the notion that — humored long enough — dashiki-clad kleptrocrats from nations where […]