Washington has a new gun czar and his name is Joe Biden. President Obama will announce the creation of a gun control task force headed by his vice president today. Yesterday the Washington Post reported Obama has asked his cabinet members for gun control ideas. The new task for will be responsible for coming up with new ways to control firearms and although the specifics aren't clear, you can bet semi-automatic weapons will be the target.
 President Barack Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence.

Obama is tasking Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with spearheading the effort. In remarks from the White House on Wednesday, Obama will outline a process for pursuing policy changes following the school shooting, though he is not expected to call for specific measures.

The White House sees some urgency in formulating a policy response to the shooting, even as Obama and his top aides are consumed with averting the "fiscal cliff" before tax hikes and spending cuts take effect in January. The incident has prompted several congressional gun rights supporters to consider new legislation to control firearms, and there is some fear that their willingness to engage could fade as the shock and sorrow over the Newtown shooting eases.
Remember, Joe Biden was also in charge of making sure there wasn't any waste, fraud or abuse in the stimulus package. This should go really well.

***Benghazi verdict: Grossly inadequate security and systemic failures of leadership. And...nobody seems to care.

An independent investigation of the fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya on Sept. 11 found that “grossly” inadequate security and reliance on local militias left U.S. diplomats and other personnel vulnerable, the State Department told Congress on Tuesday.
The review of the assault on the mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans faulted systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department, according to an unclassified version posted on the department’s Web site Tuesday night.



***Here's a shock: Obama named Time's "Person of the Year."  Pardon me while I puke.

***In case you're wondering: How to solve a Rubik's Cube.

***Feds look the other way as wind farms kill birds - but haul oil and gas firms to court.

***If Nikki Haley were a Democrat, appointing the first black member of the Senate would be momentous, historic, wonderful! But...they're both Republicans, so all we hear from Obama's hip pocket press is a huge yawwwwwnnn...


***I Wrote Around A Butterfly . . .
Poet: John McLeod

I wrote around a butterfly this evening
Thoughts flitting in and out like shadow-play,
The colours of its wings a quiet weaving
A gentle prayer of hope at end of day,
So short a span, yet fleetingly conveying
The joy of Life, the miracle it brings,
God's gentle beauty, light amid the darkness,
Soaring aloft on beauteous perfect wings! 

***"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. " -- Dale Carnegie

***Have a great day!