Friday, January 6, 2012

Breaking News by way of a Sipsey Street Exclusive: ATF Chief Counsel Rubenstein retiring 31 January. Another rat leaves the sinking ship. Plus, they're all acting now.

The last few times I've written about ATF Chief Counsel Steve "the Spider" Rubenstein here and here, I got in trouble with the Arachnid Anti-Defamation League for comparing him to honest, hard-working spiders. So, not wanting to upset the honest arachnids this time, how about if I compare him to a rat leaving a sinking ship? For that is exactly what I hear is happening. I just received this short email announcement from Waldo:
ATF Chief Counsel Steve Rubenstein is retiring affective Jan 31.
No other details have been confirmed at this time, but it is certain that Rubenstein was hip deep in any number of ATF scandals, including the Gunwalker conspiracy and cover-up. My sources, who have had a belly-full of Rubenstein's anti-gun agenda over the years, say he will not be missed.
The only person who will likely be cut to the quick by Rubenstein's departure is Chuck Schumer, who, according to sources, was one of Rubenstein's big senatorial fans.
As the U.S.S. Gunwalker Plot goes down, Steve "The Rat" Rubenstein can be barely discerned in the water just off the starboard bow, tail and all.
LATER: I just learned that the acting Chief of Staff for the Acting Director, Greg Serres, will be the new Acting Chief Counsel. The thing is, they're all acting.


Stu Strickler said...

Now this just breaks my heart, NOT!

Anonymous said...

Any idea what the signifigance of this will be? I only discovered your blog, I'm sad to say, when I started following the Fast and Furious debacle last January so I went to the links in the story so I could see what you had written about Rubenstein in the past. One thing that is abundantly clear is that ATF appears to be obsessed with your blog. I also remember you stating that you send ATF copies of all your stories? I could be wrong there. Therefore, how any of these fools can continue to claim that they new nothing, absolutely nothing about FnF...well that doesn't pass the smell test does it.

Rick said...

Retire all you want. You can run but you can't hide

Anonymous said...

A Declaration

Whereas, on the 14th of December, 2011, the House of Representatives of these United States voted, in the form of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, in favor of indefinite military detention, without charges, of American citizens on American soil, without due process of law, at the discretion of the government alone;

Whereas, on the 15th of December, 2011, the Senate of these United States voted in favor of the same bill;

Whereas, on the 31st of December, the President of these United States signed the same bill into law;

Whereas, the proscription against the use of military force to police the populous has been an essential feature of American civic life and civic liberty since the arrival of our civilization upon this continent;

Whereas, the wanton violation of this proscription was one of the chief causes of the separation of the American people from their government in Great Britain;

Whereas, the Constitution so chartering the government of these United States, in Article III Section III, states that “No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

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Whereas, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President of these United States have disregarded the plain text of the Constitution;

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Whereas, the use of such draconian measures has been an essential feature of the enforcement of tyranny by every totalitarian governments of the 20th century;

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And whereas, the codification of such draconian measures is an act of war against the populous at large; Therefore, be it declared that a STATE OF WAR formally exists between the Government of these United States and the People of these United States, perpetrated by that Government against the People.

We, the People of these United States, declare any and all attempts to enforce the provisions of the NDAA to be unlawful, void, and of no force.

We declare ALL WHO voted in favor of the NDAA, and ALL WHO attempt to enforce the NDAA to be traitors to these United States, punishable under law.

We SHALL DISOBEY, APPREHEND, OR RESIST WITH FORCE, at our discretion, any person who attempts to enforce the provisions of the NDAA.

We SHALL NOT aggress against any Federal, State or local government employee who shall not attempt to enforce or aid and abet the enforcement of the NDAA, they being as trapped as the rest of the populous.

Such STATE OF WAR shall continue until the NDAA is stricken from the code of law, and all who had hand in the NDAA are removed from positions of power.

Gunny G said...

I'd rather see the f*cker in prison but out of government is good too.

Kudos to y'all for exposing these vermin for the traitors they are.

You are doing God's work.

Anonymous said...

Hm. Getting to the point where I could stumble in drunk and be declared the "Acting" something.