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… Goody … Bye – Bye , David Gregory [#out at Meet the DePressed]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 20th,2014

.. it is long since time …

.. not only is Gregory out of MTP , he has left the network …

.. even better , one less loon at pMSNBC …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Chuck Todd is in as host . Whether that is better is a good question ?!?! …

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… You Have to Be Kidding …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 5th,2014

.. someone who is found guilty of illegal possession of ammunition … for possessing an ” inactive ” muzzle – loading bullet ??

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. believe it or not , it did happen , and in our Nation ‘ s capital , where , it seems , gun laws do not make any sense …

.. so that you get the full picture , I am going to do something that I do not do very often , and bring over the entire blog post from LegalInsurrection . That way , you can get the tenor of the situation in context …

Yesterday, a D.C. Judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for possessing an antique replica muzzleloader bullet.

Emily Miller at the Washington Times has thoroughly chronicled Mr. Witaschek’s court proceedings, which to date have spanned nearly two years and now appear likely to continue into the appellate stage.

In brief, the case centered on a single inert piece of ammunition, which rested on Mr. Witascheck’s desk in the District, and which he did not know was illegal.

William F. Vanderpool, a retired supervisory special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, [explained] to the judge that the saboted lead balls have no powder or propellant attached, so are not “live…”

The primer on the shotgun shell had already been struck by the firing pin. Mr. Witaschek kept the misfired shell on his home office desk as a memento from a hunt.

Ultimately, Mr. Witaschek was sentenced to time served, a $50 fine, and is required to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.

Although the conviction sounds relatively benign, the guilty sentence carries its own set of personal and professional ramifications, which Mr. Witaschek will now have to work through. Moreover, this case represents a shocking display of favoritism carried out by D.C. area law enforcement.

As noted on Legal Insurrection before, NBC anchor, David Gregory, previously managed to avoid prosecution even after the anchor violated D.C. laws by procuring an empty 30-round magazine and displaying it on live television.

Unlike Mr. Witaschek’s unknowing violation of the law, the violation by Gregory and NBC was no accident. Indeed, as we’ve shown here before, an e-mail from an NBC News representative explicitly inquired into the legality of the use and possession of the empty magazine. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department told NBC that, “possession of high capacity magazines is a misdemeanor.”

Gregory OAG Email Dec 21 2012 NBC to MPD3

Roughly 36 hours following receipt of that unequivocal advisory e-mail from the MPD, Gregory brandished the magazine on NBC’s Sunday program, Meet The Press.

It was later determined by the Office of Attorney General, in no uncertain terms, that Gregory and NBC clearly violated D.C. laws by possessing the magazine. The MPD delivered a Warrant and supporting Affidavit to OAG, a document OAG has refused to provide to Legal Insurrection in response to our Freedom of Information Act request, and which we are now fighting in court (with the help of Judicial Watch) to obtain.

Notwithstanding this determination that Gregory and NBC News violated the law, the OAG opted not to prosecute Gregory or anyone at NBC because, among other things, “prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.”

Purely coincidentally, Gregory’s wife attended a charity function with D.C Attorney General Irvin Nathan.

And so it goes in D.C.

Barely three weeks after the willful violation, the entire issue was thrown out. At least for Gregory and NBC, that is.

No such luck for the recreational hunting enthusiast, Mr. Witaschek, who endured nearly two years of vociferous prosecution from the Attorney General’s office for a substantially similar, though inadvertent, violation.


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… Meet the DePressed is Really Bad …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 15th,2013

.. I knew it had slid downhill , but not this far .

.. I caught the audio for it on Sunday from another room when I was watching my favourite N.F.L. team (yea , the Browns)

Russert's last book, Wisdom of Our Fathers

Russert’s last book, Wisdom of Our Fathers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

lose another game . I did not pay attention to it that much , but yes , I did hear enough of it .

.. Yeech !! David Gregory is a terrible host , and an even worse questioner . He does not push his guests at all , whether they be newsmakers or the media . Tim Russert has to be turning over and over in his grave , watching this from up on high with the Big Guy .

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… the ObamaCraps Would Do Well to Pay Attention to This Guy [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 2nd,2013

.. I am talking about His Eminence , Timothy Cardinal Dolan .


[link] — video

.. Cardinal Dolan made an appearance on one of the Sunday shows [on Meet the DePressed] , in which he appealed to the ObamaCraps on the pro – Death mandate . It is making it impossible for him and for Catholics to support the Administration on ObamaCrapCare because of this particular problem …

.. I am not surprised that the Roman Catholic Church would be a supporter of universal coverage on health insurance . I am a Roman Catholic , and I do support my Church and faith on this issue . However , I also believe that a much more free – market approach would be far more effective in bringing the costs involved in medicine into better control . Government command and control never works and never has worked …

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… Watch her get Cooked on Meet the DePressed , of all things [yes , on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 19th,2013

.. these days , Meet the Press [Meet the DePressed] is largely a lost cause .

Tim Russert

Tim Russert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Why ? David Gregory .

.. He is an empty suit for a reporter if there is ever one . He generally is clueless as to tough questions . Forget about anyone of a conservative bent getting a fair hearing with Gregory . If NBC Snooze were not such a sad sack (principally due to lack of talent , the rest due to the loons at pMSNBC) , the higher ups at the network would be able to find someone with a fair bit of talent . Tim Russert has to be turning over in his grave at the state of his old show . Even Garrick Utley did a top flight job , next to Gregory .

.. That is what makes this interview so surprising ([link] here ) . Nancy Pelosi signed on to appear on the show , and probably figured that she was going to get the ususal fluff questions that most liberals get . You would be wrong , for once .

.. ObamaCrapCare

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