Dot Connecting


The Hill has a post up by Philip Haney in which Mr. Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security official, alleges that he was ordered to remove pertinent information about terrorists from law enforcement databases.

As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks like the ones committed by Faisal Shahzad (May 2010), Detroit “honor killing” perpetrator Rahim A. Alfetlawi (2011); Amine El Khalifi, who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol (2012); Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing (2013); Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen (2014); or Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015).

Read the whole thing.

Blognet


BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A blogger has been hauled into court and claims to have been subjected to harassment by means of what he says is an illegally obtained peace order. He claims that false testimony was used for the peace order. Your job … investigate.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Because the Great Snowpocalypse of 2016 is supposedly on the way, we’ve sent the LBS crew home early this evening. BLOGSMOKE won’t be presented, but we do have a two-part presentation of JOHNNY ATSIGN cued up. Here’s Part Two—

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Atsign, it’s Bradshaw.

JOHNNY: Why, Lieutenant, to what do I owe the honor once again?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Cut the sarcasm, Atsign. Look, I called to say, “Thanks,” for that help last week.

JOHNNY: Oh. Well, in that case, “You’re welcome.”

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) If you’re headed down to Annapolis and Baltimore any time soon, I’d like to ask for another couple of favors.

JOHNNY: As a matter of fact I am. What’s on your mind?

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Because the Great Snowpocalypse of 2016 is supposedly on the way, we’ve sent the LBS crew home early this evening. BLOGSMOKE won’t be presented, but we do have a two-part presentation of JOHNNY ATSIGN cued up. Here’s Part One—

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Landline phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Atsign, it’s Bradshaw.

JOHNNY: Why, Lieutenant, to what do I owe the honor?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Cut the sarcasm, Atsign. As much as I hate to admit it, I need some help.

JOHNNY: From me, Lieutenant?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. From you, Atsign.

JOHNNY: You must be in one helluva hole. Tell me more.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Legal LULZ Du Jour


NQ01601211819ZIf the Cabin Boy™ were to bother to read his copy of the stalking no contact order issued against him on behalf of Patrick Grady, he would see that he is forbidden from communicating “to or about” Mr. Grady. NCO_b1It may be that Cook County is interested in seeing that the orders of its courts are obeyed. BTW, Wisconsin recognizes out-of-state orders as enforceable in Wisconsin.