Saturday, February 28, 2004

Petey Get Your Gun

In 1999 Pete King voted for Bill HR 2122 introduced by Rep. Bill McCollum, R-FL that would require purchases of guns at gun shows to have a completed background check which was 72 hours but shortened to 24 hours. Vote number 1999-244 on Jun 18, 1999.

It is a known fact that terrorists want to exploit our weak gun laws to amass weapons. The Brady Center did a study which details this situation.
In documents entitled "How Can I Train Myself for Jihad" found in Afghanistan, the terrorists suggests to it's students that they should come to the US to buy weapons because it is so easy.

Tom Diaz, Violence Policy Center Senior Policy Analyst says "This document and the link to the cold-blooded assassins who carried out the suicide attacks show conclusively that our lax gun laws and our tolerance of the most extreme factions of the gun culture have turned America into a one-stop shopping mall and training playground for terrorists,"

Pete King co-sponsered legislation by Rep. Marty Meehan in 2003 to make gun traffiking a federal crime. King said "Why would any rational person be against legislation that prevents illegal guns from being sold? This has nothing to do with hunters, collectors or the Second Amendment." The question is why did King make it easier for terrorists to buy the guns legally? The horse is already out of the barn when the terrorists have the weapons in thier hands.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

King's hate speech denounced

DNC Calls on President Bush to Condemn Rep. Peter King's Hate Language

Feb 12, 2004
Washington, D.C. — Today the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called on President Bush and Republican leaders to repudiate remarks made Tuesday by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accusing American Muslims of "extremist leadership," and saying that most American Muslims are unwilling to cooperate with law enforcement officials on homeland security matters. Rep. King made these comments in an interview on a nationally-syndicated radio program where he was promoting his new novel. King said his book is about future terrorist attacks by "Muslim extremists" in New York, and that the content is "half truth and half fiction."

"In the past, President Bush has told Muslim Americans that his administration does not condone bigotry," said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "Muslim Americans are teachers, lawyers, doctors, business owners who have made invaluable contributions to our country. President Bush has said 'those who feel they can intimidate our fellow citizens and take out their anger… represent the worst of humankind.' That's why I am calling on President Bush and the Republican leadership to condemn this latest example of hate-filled language.

"Peter King is using bigotry to make a buck, plain and simple," said DNC member Jim Zogby. "He does so showing no concern for the impact his remarks have on millions of decent, patriotic Arab and Muslim Americans. While in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 the President urged Americans not to strike out against their Arab and Muslim neighbors; too many members and supporters of his own Administration have undercut that message using anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric to create fear and suspicion."

"By failing to condemn and demand apologies from John Ashcroft, General Boykin, Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham for their bigoted remarks, President Bush has undercut his own message and created a situation where some in his party now feel they have a presidential green light to spread a message of hate," said Zogby who also heads the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee. "One person could put a stop to all of this, and we call on President Bush to do the right thing and condemn those in his administration, in his party and those among his supporters who continue to spew anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry."

Monday, February 16, 2004

Pete King: Opportunist pt. 1

Pete was on the Sean Hannity Show and said that he believes that "85 percent" of the mosques in the United States have "extremist leadership" In Newsday he reiterated his comments by saying "Most of the Muslim community is cooperating with police and local authorities," King said yesterday. "But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans, but they seem unwilling to come forward."
King based his "belief" on unnamed "law enforcement officials."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations pegged King's comments and appearance on Hannity for what it was: PUBLICITY. You see, King has a new novel which was released in January and he needs to boost sales among his fellow-travellers. In his book he makes the same accusations he made on Hannity. The council executive director invited King to meet with local Islamic leaders but of course King does not want to do that. We went through Kings qualifications for the meeting yesterday.

King is willing to smear American Islamic leaders on the vile Sean Hannity Show to make a buck. King likes to play to the far-right while keeping up an "independent" facade to fool voters.

Some reviews of previous King scribblings:
"... propaganda-heavy first novel" Reed Business Information, Inc
"King shouldn't give up his day job" Booklist
"Congressman King has given us a piece of IRA agitprop that Brendan Behan himself wouldn't be able to read with a straight face."
"Straight-faced propaganda, without a hint of irony, a shade of complexity, or a suggestion of depth: If King is looking for a photo-op with Gerry Adams, hes earned it." Kirkus Reviews

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Who do you work for Peter?

The Feb. 12th Newsday article about King and local Muslims has alot to offer. We are going to start here and add more later.

Local muslim leaders who were offeded by King's comments want to meet with him. King is quoted as saying he would meet with them "on my terms. I'm not going to listen to propaganda. The purpose of the meeting will be to detail the cooperation they are giving to law enforcement and what they are doing to work against al-Qaida in this country."
Let's see that again "on my terms." Who does King think he is? Peter King is a public servant. His salary is paid for by taxpayers. He is answerable to those taxpayers and quite frankly has "no terms" which the taxpayers are required to meet. If I have something to say to my congressman, he better damn well listen because that is his job. There are no qualifiers for the conversation.

In the article King is also quoted as saying that criticizing foreign policy is fine BUT "not in the wake of the largest tragedy ever to strike this country." So to King, the first amendment is no longer valid and we should all shut the hell up and agree with Bush. We don't think so.

This all harks back to last year when there was an organized effort by to have constituents all over the country speak to thier congressional representative about why the war in Iraq was wrong. Reps around the country from both sides of the political aisle invited the consituents in to speak with them. Not Peter King. He hid in his office, refused to meet with his constituents and called the police. King is quoted as saying "I do not want to be a part of any national effort to undermine the President." A letter to the Massapequan Observer asked the question "I would like to know how airing opposing views on the reasoning behind war is "undermining." How does meeting with constituents do any harm?" That's what we would like to know.
Let it be known that unless you come to give him praise, take a picture with him or offer a campaign contribution, Peter King doesn't want to hear you.

Why doesn't King want to listen to his constituents? Call him or e-mail and ask him 202-225- 7896

Quote of the Day:
"I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only ‘Republican’ organization I have ever noticed Mr. King represent is the Irish Republican Army."
Sen. John McCain , The Hill Newspaper December 1997.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Launch Day

Pete King Watch will be officially online and updated frequently starting February 15th. King Watch is dedicated to exposing the truth about Congressman Peter King.