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(SFGate)   Leland Yee, that anti-gun CA State Senator busted for gun running, may be able to use his unspent campaign donations for his defense fund. Free speech, and all   (sfgate.com) divider line 73
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2014-04-04 01:22:46 PM  
Fair trial and take the verdict.

No other response is rational.
 
2014-04-04 02:19:47 PM  
Oh subby you are full of crap!

/clicks link

F! That's messed up and uh sorry subby.
 
2014-04-04 02:22:24 PM  
I wonder how much Eric Holder has in his defense fund for supplying guns to Mexican drug lords.
 
2014-04-04 02:23:37 PM  
If this is how "free speech" works now, then my right to free speech and free association extends to my dealings with the guy under the bridge when we "talk" about smack.

The great thing about free speech, you can spend it anywhere!
 
2014-04-04 02:25:13 PM  

syrynxx: I wonder how much Eric Holder has in his defense fund for supplying guns to Mexican drug lords.


I'd imagine the same amount as Michael Mukasey.
 
2014-04-04 02:28:03 PM  
God, I hate these new websites. I feel like I'm reading the old folks' Reader's Digests...

What asshole decided that everyone needs to switch to the massive picture and 50 pt font layout, anyway? Someone's blind Auntie Flo?
 
2014-04-04 02:29:26 PM  
SACRAMENTO - For his commitment to ending gun violence, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) has been named to the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll by the Brady Campaign. The Brady Campaign will honor Yee and other state legislators from throughout the country who earned an A+ for working against gun violence at a reception during the National Conference of State Legislators in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, August 16, 2006.
http://sd08.senate.ca.gov/news/2006-08-04-brady-campaign-honor-yee-v io lence-prevention

lol
 
2014-04-04 02:38:21 PM  
SCOTUS reversal in 3...2.....
 
2014-04-04 02:39:45 PM  
As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?
 
2014-04-04 02:43:34 PM  
And?  When has it not been legal to shift unspent

Mikey1969: God, I hate these new websites. I feel like I'm reading the old folks' Reader's Digests...

What asshole decided that everyone needs to switch to the massive picture and 50 pt font layout, anyway? Someone's blind Auntie Flo?


It aint bad if you scrub the m. from the begining of the addy.

Meanwhile: Former San Francisco school board President Keith Jackson, who is facing murder-for-hire charges in connection with the Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow case, got the legal break of his life with the naming of legal legend James Brosnahan as his court-appointed lawyer.

Wait wut?
 
2014-04-04 02:59:20 PM  
Is Yee better or worse than

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has signed into law a "religious liberty" bill that could be used to justify various forms of discrimination, including anti-LGBT discrimination. The bill, SB 2681, was approved by the legislature earlier this week after being a conference between the House and Senate. It differs from other state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Acts" (RFRAs) because Mississippi law defines the word "person" to include businesses, and thus it applies to corporations instead of just private citizens exercising their religious beliefs.

?
 
2014-04-04 03:00:10 PM  

Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?


Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.
 
2014-04-04 03:03:29 PM  

Esc7: I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.


The glee is that he was caught doing what the anti-gunners like to accuse the NRA and gun owners of doing, which makes it especially hypocritical. I mean, you'd hear some noise if he got caught on a technical violation, like carrying concealed into a secure area or something, but this was exactly what he claims to be fighting against. It wasn't even selling guns without checking for ID, he was selling directly to known violent criminals, so if the charges prove true there's just no excuse.
 
2014-04-04 03:06:31 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.


And this. He wasn't a minor guy in the movement either, which for many people will call into question their real motives. Can't say I'd blame them.
 
2014-04-04 03:07:16 PM  

Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?


Same reason it's funny to see, for example, an anti-gay republican getting caught in a homosexual relationship.
 
2014-04-04 03:09:20 PM  

neversubmit: ?


10 posts before you went there.  Nice restraint.
 
2014-04-04 03:09:28 PM  

Saiga410: And?  When has it not been legal to shift unspent Mikey1969: God, I hate these new websites. I feel like I'm reading the old folks' Reader's Digests...

What asshole decided that everyone needs to switch to the massive picture and 50 pt font layout, anyway? Someone's blind Auntie Flo?

It aint bad if you scrub the m. from the begining of the addy.

Meanwhile: Former San Francisco school board President Keith Jackson, who is facing murder-for-hire charges in connection with the Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow case, got the legal break of his life with the naming of legal legend James Brosnahan as his court-appointed lawyer.

Wait wut?


Dammit, I usually catch stuff like that. Thanks for the heads up. Story is also roughly 1 billion times longer that way, too... I couldn't believe how short it originally was.
 
2014-04-04 03:12:12 PM  

neversubmit: Is Yee better or worse than

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has signed into law a "religious liberty" bill that could be used to justify various forms of discrimination, including anti-LGBT discrimination. The bill, SB 2681, was approved by the legislature earlier this week after being a conference between the House and Senate. It differs from other state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Acts" (RFRAs) because Mississippi law defines the word "person" to include businesses, and thus it applies to corporations instead of just private citizens exercising their religious beliefs.

?


Worse
 
2014-04-04 03:14:45 PM  
Legislators often write legislation that is beneficial to themselves.

More at 11.
 
2014-04-04 03:17:17 PM  

ko_kyi: neversubmit: ?

10 posts before you went there.  Nice restraint.


Not really it's a boring Friday afternoon, I'm trying to stay awake.
 
2014-04-04 03:18:49 PM  

neversubmit: Is Yee better or worse than


Can't he just be "staggering hypocrite" all on his own?
 
2014-04-04 03:19:50 PM  

neversubmit: Not really it's a boring Friday afternoon, I'm trying to stay awake.


Dammit, I fed a troll!  I lost the thread!
 
2014-04-04 03:22:39 PM  

GoldSpider: neversubmit: Not really it's a boring Friday afternoon, I'm trying to stay awake.

Dammit, I fed a troll!  I lost the thread!


New topic. Who's worse? Yee or Vlad the Impaler?
 
2014-04-04 03:24:47 PM  
Sorry, republitards, no matter how hard you try this isn't going to be a scandal.
 
2014-04-04 03:28:11 PM  

GoldSpider: neversubmit: Not really it's a boring Friday afternoon, I'm trying to stay awake.

Dammit, I fed a troll!  I lost the thread!


I'm sooooo bored if I had a Taser I would do something fark headline worthy.
 
2014-04-04 03:30:07 PM  

selena gomez has an anus: Sorry, republitards, no matter how hard you try this isn't going to be a scandal.


Elaborate please
 
2014-04-04 03:37:55 PM  

Frank N Stein: selena gomez has an anus: Sorry, republitards, no matter how hard you try this isn't going to be a scandal.

Elaborate please


Yee is a nobody.
 
2014-04-04 03:42:33 PM  

neversubmit: Is Yee better or worse than

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has signed into law a "religious liberty" bill that could be used to justify various forms of discrimination, including anti-LGBT discrimination. The bill, SB 2681, was approved by the legislature earlier this week after being a conference between the House and Senate. It differs from other state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Acts" (RFRAs) because Mississippi law defines the word "person" to include businesses, and thus it applies to corporations instead of just private citizens exercising their religious beliefs.

?


I'm going to go with worse. Serious corruption is worse than signing a dick move of a law that has no chance in the courts.

if the corruption isn't bad enough for you, he's one of those "violent video games are ruining our children" idiots. Non-Californians may remember his name from the "hot coffee" nontroversy.
 
2014-04-04 03:46:06 PM  

Frank N Stein: selena gomez has an anus: Sorry, republitards, no matter how hard you try this isn't going to be a scandal.

Elaborate please


I believe sghaa is trying to satirize the Dems' line on Benghazi? Not sure though.
 
2014-04-04 03:55:12 PM  

Thrag: neversubmit: Is Yee better or worse than

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has signed into law a "religious liberty" bill that could be used to justify various forms of discrimination, including anti-LGBT discrimination. The bill, SB 2681, was approved by the legislature earlier this week after being a conference between the House and Senate. It differs from other state's "Religious Freedom Restoration Acts" (RFRAs) because Mississippi law defines the word "person" to include businesses, and thus it applies to corporations instead of just private citizens exercising their religious beliefs.

?

I'm going to go with worse. Serious corruption is worse than signing a dick move of a law that has no chance in the courts.

if the corruption isn't bad enough for you, he's one of those "violent video games are ruining our children" idiots. Non-Californians may remember his name from the "hot coffee" nontroversy.


But Yee is a suspended State Senator while the other is still in office.
 
2014-04-04 03:56:44 PM  
This man epitomizes liberal attempts at gun control.

/guns are fine as long as we are selling them to the third world.
 
2014-04-04 04:07:56 PM  

Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?


Not all opponents of outright bans on popular civilian sporting rifles oppose any and all firearm regulation.
 
2014-04-04 04:10:59 PM  
I'm OK with this.  I hope he does.  Every last penny of it.
 
2014-04-04 04:58:55 PM  
i'm a lifelong Dem, but i soooo hate the Dems up in Sacramento, all crooks
 
2014-04-04 05:06:44 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?

Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.


Says a guy commenting on a story in a newspaper from that  piddly little nowhere ton of San Francisco
 
2014-04-04 05:08:22 PM  

selena gomez has an anus: Sorry, republitards, no matter how hard you try this isn't going to be a scandal.


Account created: 2014-03-26 20:16:30 (8 days ago)
 
2014-04-04 05:19:38 PM  

Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?


He was brokering deals to bring arms from Russia and deliver them to Islamic revolutionaries in the Philippines.  Sorry, but that's not a legitimate arms business and has nothing to do with importing arms to the U.S.

As for your strawman and GUNZ being the same, are illegal black-tar heroin imports the same as FDA approved pain medication tracked by the DEA?  (the answer is no, BTW.).  Same with gun importers.
 
2014-04-04 05:20:09 PM  

adamatari: If this is how "free speech" works now, then my right to free speech and free association extends to my dealings with the guy under the bridge when we "talk" about smack.

The great thing about free speech, you can spend it anywhere!


This has nothing to do with the recent Supreme Court rulings on campaign finance/free speech; it's just that state (not Federal) laws have nothing forbidding the practice.  Subby was trolling a bit there.
 
2014-04-04 05:23:11 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.


Yeah, the media is ignoring it so much that there is even a link to an article in the "media".
 
2014-04-04 05:28:41 PM  
They are just going after him because he's an Asian piece of shiat.  Caucasian piece of shiat Democrats somehow avoid the vengeance of the rule of law.
 
2014-04-04 05:32:22 PM  
RICO statutes should place all that money in limbo until it's resolved.  He brokered deals for illegal campaign contributions so I don't think it's clear at all that he will be able to access, much less use, any of those funds.  They should be seized assets of a criminal enterprise.  'Dread Pirate Roberts' faces the same issue with his bitcoin deals.
 
2014-04-04 05:34:35 PM  
Just so we're clear, isn't this also the guy who footed that 18+ video game bill in California?

Sheesh, it just doesn't pay to scapegoat the VGs anymore.
 
2014-04-04 05:45:39 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: They are just going after him because he's an Asian piece of shiat.  Caucasian piece of shiat Democrats somehow avoid the vengeance of the rule of law.


themusingsofthebigredcar.com
 
2014-04-04 05:51:35 PM  
He should have to raise money for his legal bills on billboards in-game on GTA 4.  We really need to have more irony or weirdness in our legal system.  If convicted he should be forced to communicate with his lawyers (and anybody outside of corrections employees, maybe doctors also) via avatars in GTA 4.  But his avatar would be a special character made with some sort of special coloring or skining so that he shows up well. that when killed gives regular players some sort of mega bonus.  His avatar would not be able to use guns, or do anything other than run.
 
2014-04-04 06:17:02 PM  

adamatari: If this is how "free speech" works now, then my right to free speech and free association extends to my dealings with the guy under the bridge when we "talk" about smack.

The great thing about free speech, you can spend it anywhere!


Money is speech now. So sayeth the Law.
 
2014-04-04 06:28:44 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: He should have to raise money for his legal bills on billboards in-game on GTA 4.  We really need to have more irony or weirdness in our legal system.  If convicted he should be forced to communicate with his lawyers (and anybody outside of corrections employees, maybe doctors also) via avatars in GTA 4.  But his avatar would be a special character made with some sort of special coloring or skining so that he shows up well. that when killed gives regular players some sort of mega bonus.  His avatar would not be able to use guns, or do anything other than run.


Oh yeah.  This is the guy who tried to censor video games but was shot down by The Supremes in The Governator vs. A Bunch of Guys Who Own Stores That Sell Video Games in a 7-2 decision.  Couldn't happen to a nicer fellow.
 
2014-04-04 06:53:08 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.


Which is why you're hearing about it in the media.......
 
2014-04-04 07:02:42 PM  

cretinbob: Nemo's Brother: Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.

Which is why you're hearing about it in the media.......


The media isn't completely ignoring it yes, but I also don't think it's receiving the kind of attention that it would have gotten had it been Wayne LaPierre that was doing the gun running.
 
2014-04-04 07:07:52 PM  

pyrotek85: cretinbob: Nemo's Brother: Yee's ties to being anti-gun is why the media is trying to ignore this story.

Which is why you're hearing about it in the media.......

The media isn't completely ignoring it yes, but I also don't think it's receiving the kind of attention that it would have gotten had it been Wayne LaPierre that was doing the gun running.


Waybe LaPierre is the head of nationally recognized organization. Yee is pretty much only known in Cali, some people might remember him from the GTA4 controversy. But I doubt they'd know him by name alone.

In California it's being covered in all the local news pretty regularly.
 
2014-04-04 07:10:02 PM  

Esc7: As a California, I'm glad this guy is busted.

I don't understand gun-enthusiast-conservatives' glee at the gun-running charge though.  I too detest hypocrisy, but if you believe in unfettered access to guns, shouldn't it not matter how many he brings into the country?  If they're no more dangerous than baseball bats or hammers, shouldn't it not be so serious?  I guess that's only the real fringe gun-enthusiast-conservative view though.

I feel like the GUNZ part of the story is overtaking the very serious part for me: corruption and pay for play.  Betraying the public is the serious crime and I hope he goes away for a long time and those FBI agents catch as many as they can.

But GUNZ are a political football so they get so much more attention?


The reason is that it's a sobering reminder that the government doesn't always put the people's interests at heart. This politician made his career disarming Americans, arming criminals who would harm his electorate, and making a tidy sum driving up the profits of his wares. This is a strong argument for allowing Americans to arm themselves.
 
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