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Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2012 | MOTUS

Posted on 12/27/2012 7:33:38 AM PST by NOBO2012

Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules(snip)

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.(snip)

The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.”

So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press(snip)

Q: When is a prop just a prop?

A: When it’s brandished by a talking head?

(snip)Certainly, if LaPierre had shown up with that magazine, there would be howls of gotcha, and widespread media demands for prosecution.(snip)

My, that’s really big shoe, connected to a really big leg, connected to a really big a..hole(snip)

(snip)Let’s summarize the facts:

… the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is on record that it told NBC News not to use the high capacity magazine in its segment with Wayne LaPierre, (snip)

David Gregory isn’t being investigated because he’s David Gregory; if he were anyone else, he’d already be in jail(snip)

And the fact that he ridiculed NRA president, Wayne LaPierre, for suggesting that we post armed guards in schools requires us to demand(snip)that the armed guards at the school David Gregory’s children attend (Sidwell’s) be disarmed as well. You know how our betters feel about hypocrisy(snip)...Continued


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TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: alinsky; banglist; davidgregory; guncontrol; lapierre; malkin; nbcnews; obama; secondamendment
You and I would already be in jail!!!
1 posted on 12/27/2012 7:33:42 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
The answer is obvious, of course.

But to answer the rhetorical question: he's not in jail because he's advancing the administration's agenda.

2 posted on 12/27/2012 7:37:08 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: NOBO2012

Simple. The rules don’t apply to liberals. Never have, never will.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 7:37:24 AM PST by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: NOBO2012

Here is the motto of every filthy, hypocritical, elitist PIG...

“Armed security for me and mine,
Gun-free zones for thee and thine.”

Repeat it often to all your liberal acquaintances.

They might actually begin to get it.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 7:37:29 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: NOBO2012
Tsk, tsk, tsk ... what are you thinking?
The laws of the United States no longer apply to minorities, illegals or liberals.
Get with the program.
5 posted on 12/27/2012 7:39:33 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NOBO2012

I think because he made calls to get permission and was told it would be OK if it was an EMPTY clip.

Some say that still wasn’t OK, but I don’t know if that was true, do you for a fact?


6 posted on 12/27/2012 7:39:43 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Blss America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NOBO2012

but he is of the PRIVELEDGED CLASS, sort of like Hitlers groupies in those days. Vermin don’t need guns/s


7 posted on 12/27/2012 7:40:06 AM PST by annieokie
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To: NOBO2012
"Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?"

I am sure there are a number of very lonely and amorous prisoners asking the same question,
8 posted on 12/27/2012 7:44:28 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NOBO2012
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9 posted on 12/27/2012 7:45:15 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: NOBO2012
He's a spoiled privelaged "Valley Boy" from Encino CA.
10 posted on 12/27/2012 7:48:46 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: NOBO2012; All

Office of the Attorney General

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

How to Reach Us
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
oag@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 727-3400
Fax: (202) 347-8922
TTY: (202) 727-3400


11 posted on 12/27/2012 7:51:22 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Washi
It could be because it was made inoperable so that it could not hold ammo.

Just being the devils advocate.

12 posted on 12/27/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: A CA Guy

Its certainly not worth wasting my time on to further impose liberal doctrine on the guy.

Too many conservatives seems to find it increasingly easy to step from one ideology to another when it suits their immediate purposes.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 7:55:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NOBO2012
For years reporters have been illegally buying, modifying, and brandishing firearms, for use as props in their newsless-news shows. Nobody ever calls them on it.

Its funny watching the DC cops backtracking on their original statement and the ATF jumping in to give Gregory the okay, all falling over themselves to defy any wrongdoing by the media.

I guess if you work for the administrations and its goals you are above the law. Discouraging.

14 posted on 12/27/2012 7:55:45 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: NOBO2012

The ATF can kill Randy Weaver’s wife and son over a shotgun a quarter of an inch short, but Gregory gets a pass.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by Fido969
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To: NOBO2012

Agitpropagandist who works for the socialists to advance an agenda. Is immune from law.

Bastiat talked about the David Gregorys of his day...

The Influence of Socialist Writers
How did politicians ever come to believe this weird idea that the law could be made to produce what it does not contain — the wealth, science, and religion that, in a positive sense, constitute prosperity? Is it due to the influence of our modern writers on public affairs?

Present-day writers — especially those of the socialist school of thought — base their various theories upon one common hypothesis: They divide mankind into two parts. People in general — with the exception of the writer himself — form the first group. The writer, all alone, forms the second and most important group. Surely this is the weirdest and most conceited notion that ever entered a human brain!

In fact, these writers on public affairs begin by supposing that people have within themselves no means of discernment; no motivation to action. The writers assume that people are inert matter, passive particles, motionless atoms, at best a kind of vegetation indifferent to its own manner of existence. They assume that people are susceptible to being shaped — by the will and hand of another person — into an infinite variety of forms, more or less symmetrical, artistic, and perfected. Moreover, not one of these writers on governmental affairs hesitates to imagine that he himself — under the title of organizer, discoverer, legislator, or founder — is this will and hand, this universal motivating force, this creative power whose sublime mission is to mold these scattered materials — persons — into a society.

These socialist writers look upon people in the same manner that the gardener views his trees. Just as the gardener capriciously shapes the trees into pyramids, parasols, cubes, vases, fans, and other forms, just so does the socialist writer whimsically shape human beings into groups, series, centers, sub-centers, honeycombs, labor-corps, and other variations. And just as the gardener needs axes, pruning hooks, saws, and shears to shape his trees, just so does the socialist writer need the force that he can find only in law to shape human beings. For this purpose, he devises tariff laws, tax laws, relief laws, and school laws.

The Socialists Wish to Play God
Socialists look upon people as raw material to be formed into social combinations...

...It is no wonder that the writers of the nineteenth century look upon society as an artificial creation of the legislator’s genius. This idea — the fruit of classical education — has taken possession of all the intellectuals and famous writers of our country. To these intellectuals and writers, the relationship between persons and the legislator appears to be the same as the relationship between the clay and the potter.

Moreover, even where they have consented to recognize a principle of action in the heart of man — and a principle of discernment in man’s intellect — they have considered these gifts from God to be fatal gifts. They have thought that persons, under the impulse of these two gifts, would fatally tend to ruin themselves. They assume that if the legislators left persons free to follow their own inclinations, they would arrive at atheism instead of religion, ignorance instead of knowledge, poverty instead of production and exchange.

The Socialists Despise Mankind
According to these writers, it is indeed fortunate that Heaven has bestowed upon certain men — governors and legislators — the exact opposite inclinations, not only for their own sake but also for the sake of the rest of the world! While mankind tends toward evil, the legislators yearn for good; while mankind advances toward darkness, the legislators aspire for enlightenment; while mankind is drawn toward vice, the legislators are attracted toward virtue. Since they have decided that this is the true state of affairs, they then demand the use of force in order to substitute their own inclinations for those of the human race.

Open at random any book on philosophy, politics, or history, and you will probably see how deeply rooted in our country is this idea — the child of classical studies, the mother of socialism. In all of them, you will probably find this idea that mankind is merely inert matter, receiving life, organization, morality, and prosperity from the power of the state. And even worse, it will be stated that mankind tends toward degeneration, and is stopped from this downward course only by the mysterious hand of the legislator. Conventional classical thought everywhere says that behind passive society there is a concealed power called law or legislator (or called by some other terminology that designates some unnamed person or persons of undisputed influence and authority) which moves, controls, benefits, and improves mankind.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 8:03:50 AM PST by PGalt
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To: NOBO2012

Probable Cause?? Reasonable Suspicion?? seems to me that they are both SATISFIED IN SPADES. ARREST the Criminal, and let’s not forget when he is charged that He was given a Direct Order from the Chief of Police that He COULD NOT DO THIS and it WAS A CRIME. He Willfully, Knowingly, and Deliberately thumbed his nose at the LAW he so endears.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 8:04:20 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: NOBO2012

What the uninformed public doesn’t know, according to the Congressional Record:

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote/oscar_callaway_quote_5054


18 posted on 12/27/2012 8:20:10 AM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (This is a whole different world we live in now. We'd better wise up.)
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To: oh8eleven

Or FAGS either...


19 posted on 12/27/2012 8:29:08 AM PST by Rca2000 ( Still too shocked to have a tagline....)
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To: NOBO2012
I think the Liberal's argument would be if a conservative did this :

The magazine COULD have been stolen while in the studio. The high capacity magazine alone, COULD have been stolen or misplaced and an EVIL DOOER or mentally challenged individual, could have taken it and used it for a crime against humanity.

Isn't this their line of reasoning in their current argument?

So by their own argument - their own admission . . . he should be prosecuted fully.

This stunt has simply acted to prove how misguided and impossible their arguments are. THANK YOU David Gregory. You tool.

20 posted on 12/27/2012 8:48:22 AM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Enough is ENOUGH

You are apparently uninformed enough to assume that just because a Democrat’s conspiracy theory - with zero evidence backing it - is read into the Congressional Record, it magically becomes fact.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 8:53:23 AM PST by wideawake
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To: NOBO2012
Well, for one thing, only the Congress has the right to pass laws for the District of Columbia:

"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States".

Since Congress has not exercised its EXCLUSIVE power to pass legislation on this topic, Mr. Gregory has not violated any binding law.

22 posted on 12/27/2012 9:02:33 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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To: NOBO2012

Lawless David Gregory is proving Wayne LaPierre’s point — the lawless won’t abide by gun laws and law enforcement will let them slide every time.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 11:51:43 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: wideawake

“according to the Congressional Record:”

You apparently jump quickly to conclusions. No one said anything about fact.

After reading the representative’s comment I did some further checking and learned that Rockefeller and Morgan did, in fact, go shopping for some media publications. I was uninformed about it but, since you are well-informed as you suggest, you wouldn’t have bothered to investigate on your own.

Try and keep up...


24 posted on 12/27/2012 12:07:55 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (This is a whole different world we live in now. We'd better wise up.)
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To: NOBO2012
David Gregory isn’t being investigated because he’s David Gregory; if he were anyone else, he’d already be in jail(snip)

Uh, Gregory is under investigation.

Get your facts straight.

25 posted on 12/27/2012 12:14:06 PM PST by ksen
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To: A CA Guy

The law states it is illegal whether full, empty, attached to a rifle or not. By the way, it’s called a “magazine,” OK?


26 posted on 12/27/2012 12:18:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: cripplecreek

I disagree with you, a rare occasion. It’s the liberals’ law, and it’s hypocritical if they don’t have to follow it. The references to Alinsky are good. Make them live up to their own rules. True, we don’t like the law, but we’d be guilty of acting like Holder if we refuse to enforce laws simply because we don’t like them.

We can change the law later. But until then, Gregory deserves to be made an example of.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 12:23:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Enough is ENOUGH
I did some further checking and learned that Rockefeller and Morgan did, in fact, go shopping for some media publications

Interesting use of language.

"Go shopping for" seems a roundabout way of admitting that they did not actually buy up the US media.

So what is your source documenting this very ominous bout of window shopping?

Our leftist friend, Democrat Representative Callaway knew that he couldn't actually accuse these evil employers of millions of Americans of trying to control the US media.

So he alleged, instead, that these demonic capitalists had signed agreements with newspapers to secretly plant Morgan and Rockefeller employees in editorships at a handful of newspapers.

But Callaway, like yourself, had no sources he could cite for his thesis.

I'm sure he did "some further checking" as well, though.

Try and keep up...

With your poorly sourced nonsense? Done.

Though I confess that I'm at a loss as to why it would be immoral for a banker or a railroad owner to add a newspaper to his list of investments.

28 posted on 12/27/2012 12:24:20 PM PST by wideawake
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To: NOBO2012

David Gregory? What’s his last name?


29 posted on 12/27/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek
Perhaps if Gregory becomes a victim of this ridiculous law, it may make people at home watching wonder:

Why should Gregory be allowed to possess a 30 round mag, and not me?

If it's ridiculous to prosecute him, why wouldn't it be equally ridiculous to prosecute me?

What makes me a threat to society? Why are people arguing that he can be trusted to possess one and I apparently cannot be trusted?

30 posted on 12/27/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Jim Noble
Since Congress has not exercised its EXCLUSIVE power to pass legislation on this topic, Mr. Gregory has not violated any binding law.

I think SCOTUS disagrees with you about the power of the DC gun laws. If they had no teeth as you suggest, why did the SCOTUS overturn them? Heller would not have had standing to sue.

31 posted on 12/27/2012 12:34:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: riverrunner
It could be because it was made inoperable so that it could not hold ammo. Just being the devils advocate.

That might float if the law stated that it was perfectly OK to have them if you made them "inoperable". I'll stick with those who state the obvious that anyone who advances Zero's agenda becomes immune from them pesky laws.

The police claim they said no and the perp says it was the Feds that gave the OK - only problem is the Feds have no jurisdiction in this particular matter - if they did, then they just made one more step towards rewriting history so the Constitution never existed except as some manifesto for the haters of the world to rally around.

32 posted on 12/27/2012 12:54:33 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: A CA Guy; All
I think because he made calls to get permission and was told it would be OK if it was an EMPTY clip.

No one at NBC has even claimed that defense! So why are you creating a defense for Gregory out of sheer conjecture?

Gregory is a guy who advocates to disarm all of us, and who believes the rules do not apply to him. He sounds pretty dangerous to me.

33 posted on 12/27/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

No heard it on some conservative radio show. They explained what was known at that time.


34 posted on 12/28/2012 2:00:35 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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