February 2, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Rahm Emanuel and Antonio Villaraigosa Need an Attitude Adjustment

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Rahm Emanuel and Antonio Villaraigosa Need an Attitude Adjustment

You will recall that in early January, Bank of America froze the bank account of American Spirit Arms, a gun manufacturer in Scottsdale, Arizona, thus threatening the firm’s ability to do business.  I wrote about it in a blog for American Thinker and many others chimed in as well.  I was told that the concerted efforts of Joe Sirochman, the company’s owner, and people who came to his defense produced exactly the result that you expect when law-abiding citizens rise up in anger and focus their attention on the culprits in a criminal pursuit.  As I understand it, Bank of America had a change of heart and relented when their customers threatened to do business elsewhere if they didn’t cease and desist.

It’s amazing what can happen when people work together, and now we have more work to do.  Two big city mayors, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, are using strong arm tactics, some of them illegal, to attack gun manufacturers.  According to Bryan Preston at PJ Media, “Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now pushing mutual funds to divest and blacklist gun manufacturers for the crime of opposing the Obama regime’s gun-control efforts.”  Preston went on to say,

Last week, Emanuel sent a similar letter to banks, pushing them to strangle gun manufacturers’ credit lines until they bow to Obama.

These are deadly serious actions. Emanuel’s thrusts are clearly part of the Obama regime’s coordinated attack on the Second Amendment. Emanuel was Obama’s chief of staff prior to being elected mayor of Chicago. Obama proposes his 23 bullet points, Senate Democrats hold hearings to ramp up the emotional pressure, Feinstein pushes an “assault weapons” ban, and Rahm forms the pincer on the other end of the attack, going after law-abiding companies and their right to exist and disagree with the president’s proposals.

If all of this succeeds, we’ve gone over the tipping point. The Second Amendment was written precisely to keep citizens safe from the likes of these zealots.

Emanuel is not alone.  As Jack Dunphy points out in another article for PJ Media, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is closing ranks with his partners in crime:

To the surprise of no one who has followed the man’s career, joining President Obama, Vice President Biden, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and so many others in this farcical display is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a lifelong politician who, facing the end of his term in office, seeks to hold aloft his profile — and his prospects for some future position at the public trough — by means of the type of shameless pandering for which he is well known.  Mr. Villaraigosa has called on the managers for the city’s three pension funds to divest from any holdings in companies that manufacture so-called assault weapons.  “It’s a moral and financial imperative to end our relationship with these companies,” said  Mr. Villaraigosa, quoted in the Los Angeles Times, whose story added that it was unclear how much city pension money was invested in companies that make firearms.  “I don’t want to make a quarter, not a penny, not a dime off of companies that make those weapons of war,” he said.

What we have here is a conspiracy — a conspiracy to commit a crime against the American people by targeting gun manufacturers in an end-run attempt to abolish our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  The co-conspirators include the president, Governor Cuomo of New York, at least two big city mayors, and others who are playing behind-the-scenes roles.

Some of the co-conspirators’ actions are legal and some of them are strictly illegal.  For instance, it’s illegal for a mayor to tell banks to commit crimes against their customers.  That’s what Rahm Emanuel did when he urged banks not to extend credit to gun manufacturers.  The mayor has a right to hold any opinion that he wants no matter how idiotic it is, but he doesn’t have the right to use the power of his office to force others to commit crimes.  This isn’t news to Mr. Emanuel since so many of his fellow politicos in Illinois are in jail for doing just that.

I’ll be blunt: we are witnessing organized crime and the key players are elected officials.  Our RICO statutes could be used to put an end to their criminal pursuits if President Obama’s Justice Department chose to act, but that’s asking too much right now since Attorney General Holder may be one of the co-conspirators.  That doesn’t rule out actions by others including states attorneys general, local district attorneys, and private citizens.

It’s time for law-abiding citizens to take their grievances to the courts.  Articles like this one help to spread the word, but nothing speaks louder than formal corruption charges.  Again, I’ll be blunt: some of the players in this nefarious pursuit should be sent to jail.  That will give them the attitude adjustment that they so desperately need.

If you think this isn’t a serious matter, I urge you to watch this video: Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?  I expect that the charges leveled in this video will attract a great deal of attention in the days ahead, and they should be sufficient to light a fire under those of us who demand that our elected officials obey the law.  Is that asking too much?  I don’t think so.

This SnyderTalk editorial first appeared in American Thinker.



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Ezekiel 44: 28-31

“And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession in Israel—I am their possession. They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs. The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house. The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.”


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
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9--Jerusalem Post


Suicide bomber kills guard at US embassy in Turkey

PM pens condolences to Obama over Turkey bomb

Monkeying around: Iran’s space launch a hoax?

Biden to Iran: Time for diplomacy is not unlimited

Egypt opposition protests after deadly week

Former New York mayor Ed Koch passes away at 88

Frustration reigns at Tahrir Square two years later

Analysis: UNHRC probe ups anti-Israel atmosphere

Report: IAF strike in Syria hit Iranian Guards

Clinton: Iran sending people, weapons to Syria

US chides Iran on plan to speed up nuclear fuel



10--Arutz Sheva


Explosion at US Embassy in Turkey

White House Falters on Legitimacy of Iranian Government

Tension in Towns along Northern Border

F-16s ‘Fired Bunker-Buster, 8 Missiles’

Clinton: Window Iran Talks Can’t Stay Open

Syria’s COS: We’ll Respond to ‘Zionist Aggression’

UN Chief Concerned Over Alleged Israeli Airstrike

Egypt Detains Suspect Over ‘Israeli Sabotage Plan’



11--Israel Hayom


Tying Israel with ‘terror groups,’ Syria threatens retaliation

Associated Press: Israel may feel need to strike Syria again

Syria, Hezbollah and Israel: Episode 1, Season 1

Coalition talks: Are they focused on the right issues?

The sins of the son

In parting, Fischer gives Netanyahu a vote of confidence

After alleged Syria strike, Israel remains quiet and alert 

US: Iran centrifuge upgrade ‘a provocative step’

Hamas terror cell uncovered near Hebron

Record 82 MKs recommend Netanyahu as next PM

US skeptical about Argentina-Iran ‘truth commission’

Republicans hammer defense nominee Chuck Hagel

As she leaves, Clinton sounds warning over Syria



12--Other News


Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?

Eagle Scout to BSA: Are You Nuts?

Suicide bomber attacks American embassy in Ankara, killing two

Syria Denies Israeli Planes Attacked Arms Convoy

Report: Regional Arab Armies on High Alert After Report of Israeli Strike in Syria

Israeli silence on Syria is strategic

Syria calls on dissidents, refugees to return home

Iran Plans to Install Modern Machinery to Speed Up Nuclear Program

Iran Oil Exports Rise to Highest Level Since EU Sanctions

Iran says it will use advanced nuclear gear

Turkish Naval Commander Resigns in Protest over Jailings

Muslim protest echoes the 1960s boycott of Coca-Cola and Israel

PA Pays Monthly Salary to Veteran Ex-Prisoners for Life

Hamas Denies Accepting Two-State Solution

David Cameron pledges UK support in Libya visit

Report: Venezuela Spied on Members of Jewish Community

Greek anti-austerity protestors occupy labor minister’s office

Mexico oil company Pemex blast: Death toll rises to 25

Mali war pulls France’s Hollande out of polling slump (+video)

Chuck Hagel at J Street: Mediocre Boilerplate

Rahm Emanuel Writes to Mutual Funds Urging them to Blacklist Gun Companies

Regulatory costs to business explode under Obama





Dan Margalit: From Tel Aviv to Tehran— Iran should realize that should its threats to strike Tel Aviv materialize, Israel will respond with more than a strike on a southern Lebanese village.

Yoav Limor: Another place, another time— If Israel’s enemies decide to exact revenge, the attack could take place in a different context, when an easy target becomes available.

Dror Eydar: Headed to history’s dustbin— The U.N. Human Rights Council’s report on settlements yet again aims to prove that everyone has rights but the Jews.

Dore Gold: F-16s to the Muslim Brotherhood— Morsi’s anti-Semitic comments are especially problematic because the U.S. supplied four F-16 fighter aircraft to Egypt, out of a package of 20.

Dr. Haim Shine: Judaism’s insurance policy— In a world where secularism is growing in strength, Torah learners shoulder the burden of preserving Judaism.

Ruthie Blum: Don’t cry for Argentina— Having the regime in Tehran take part in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires is like asking the Nazis to help investigate Kristallnacht.

Clifford D. May: Home, bloody, home— This small, working-class Israeli city on the edge of the Negev Desert, home to refugees from Muslim lands, Ethiopia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere, is world-famous for one thing only: The missiles that have rained down on it for years, fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza, just a mile away.

Patrick Martin: Israel’s Strike on Syrian Target Sends a Warning—Israel’s reported air strike on a convoy in Syria believed to be carrying Russian-made surface-to-air missiles to Hizbullah was aimed to take out sophisticated weaponry and to warn the Damascus regime that it mustn’t try such a thing again, said Mark Heller, principal research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. The message to Syria was clear, Heller said, “We’re watching. Don’t try sending anything to Hizbullah.”

Christa Case Bryant and Nicholas Blanford: Why despite Syria’s allies warning of retaliation for Israeli airstrikes, the threats are likely hollow— Hezbollah slammed the attack as “barbaric aggression,” but the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group is seen as unlikely to risk a fresh war with Israel when one of its chief backers, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is fighting for his regime’s survival and is in no position to engage Israel. Iran, which also backs Hezbollah and could use it as a proxy to retaliate against Israel, is likewise seen as loath to play that card and risk losing one of its best deterrents against an Israeli attack.

Caroline Glick: About the next government—It is still difficult to assess how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will govern in his next government. The public has little interest in begging the Palestinians to return to negotiations. But then the Israeli public has rarely had much interest in pursuing fruitless deals with unreformed Palestinian terrorists. The only reason we continue to chase deals with them is because the US is obsessed with supporting Palestinian anti-Israel demands in the name of peace.

Simon Plosker: Did an Offensive Cartoon Expose Our Own Failings?— Unlike certain other cartoons that have resulted in street riots, fatwas and death threats, the wholly more moderate model of protest adopted by Israel and the global Jewish community appears to have paid some dividends.

Oded Eran: King Abdullah is this Round’s Winner—The parliamentary elections in Jordan on January 23, 2013 failed to produce a clear answer as to the impact of the Arab uprisings on the kingdom’s real balance of power between the establishment, headed by the King, and the opposition, led by the Muslim Brotherhood. Both sides stayed deeply entrenched in their initial positions. Thus the struggle between the King and the opposition will likely continue, both in the parliament, where it will be played out by the representatives who do not come from the traditional, mainly tribal, stronghold, which has maintained its power, and outside of parliament, in the public arena.

The Israel Project: Mystery Surrounds Fordow Blast— Following the blast, the main road from Qom to Tehran was closed for several hours, the German newspaper Die Welt reported. If the reports are to be believed, the explosion was perhaps the most serious blow against the Iranian nuclear program to date.

Matthew Levitt: Hizbullah and the Qods Force in Iran’s Shadow War with the West— More than 20 terror attacks by Hizbullah or Iran’s Qods Force were thwarted between May 2011 and July 2012.

Louis Rene Beres: UN Plan for Palestine: the Palestinian View— Intentionally or unwittingly, by allowing the Palestinian Authority’s recent end-run around authoritative international law, the U.N. General Assembly set the stage for Israel’s incremental dismemberment. The same must be said about the world organization’s now ritualistic condemnations of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem. What must Israel’s leaders be thinking?

Ron Ben-Yishai: Quiet Intifada: Abbas’ Statehood Plan—PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has begun implementing a plan to win international recognition for a state within the 1967 borders without obligating the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, give up the right of return, or agree to an Israeli military presence along the Jordan River.

David Ignatius: Countering al-Qaeda 2.0—The Obama administration is working with its allies to combat “al-Qaeda 2.0,” an evolving terrorist threat that is causing growing trouble in chaotic, poorly governed areas such as Libya, Yemen, Syria and Mali. The CIA seeks to build up the security services of regional allies that can help penetrate and disrupt the terrorists in ways that would be impossible for the U.S. acting alone. However, some key liaison partners, such as Libya, Egypt and Yemen, are no longer as helpful because of the changes brought by the Arab Spring.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas’ Talibanization of Gaza—Al-Aqsa University in Gaza has decided to force female students to dress in accordance with Islamic teachings. All female students are required to wear the hijab or niqab which cover their heads and faces. This latest measure is part of a Hamas campaign aimed at “inculcating [Islamic] values and virtues,” Hamas officials explained. Hamas also announced a ban on low-waist trousers, Western-style haircuts and tight gowns.

Alan Dershowitz: 5 Reasons Why Now is the Time for Israel to Reconsider Accepting US Aid— Only weeks ago, a small kerfuffle erupted when rising Israeli politician Naftali Bennett indicated in an interview with The Jewish Press that Israel’s ongoing acceptance of US military aid, to the tune of $3 billion, was not a good idea.

Noah Beck: Mali Reveals the Media’s Gaza Bias—The media’s reaction to France’s military action in Mali — when contrasted with coverage of Israel’s military actions in Gaza — reveals flagrant double standards.

Kim Zigfeld: Putin’s Russia and the Big Lie—Putin’s response to the tidal wave of recent bad economic news is predictable: He just lies about it.

Rich Galen: Hagel Testimony = Fail— “One senator who is undecided but was not at the Armed Services Committee hearing says it is ‘all the talk – I mean all the talk.’ Fellow senators are ‘shocked’ by how ill prepared Hagel seemed for basic questions about controversial comments he has made,” this senator said.

Howard Nemerov: Misfire: Joe Biden’s ‘Shotgun vs. Rifle’ Comments—Vice President Joe Biden believes banning semi-automatic rifles won’t impact your self-defense, because all you need is a double-barreled shotgun. Firearms experts do not agree.

Jack Dunphy: The Guns of Villaraigosa—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a lifelong politician who, facing the end of his term in office, seeks to hold aloft his profile by means of the type of shameless pandering for which he is well known. This time, he has declared war against the manufacturers whose weapons protect his city’s police department.

Brent Bozell: The Abortionist Saints of Sundance— Sundance attendees in Utah were greeted by police and armed sheriffs in green jumpsuits that made a show of force outside the theater. They had to have their bags searched and were inspected with handheld metal detectors. After the movie was shown, two police officers stood at the front of the auditorium as the directors and the four abortionists featured in the film answered audience questions. The message was clear: pro-lifers are dangerous.

Daren Jonescu: Officer, Arrest That President!—President Obama has cast the widest possible net for criminality in the financial realm, a net that he might come to regret, as he himself falls easily within its coverage.



14--Blessings from Revelation

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Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
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