February 27, 2009
February 26, 2009
"I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller,"
Oh, and Gillibrand? Just came out in favor of repealing the Tiahrt Amendment. Don't kid yourselves, the supposedly pro-2nd Democrats will mostly roll over when it's time to vote, as will a few of the Vichy Republicans.
February 23, 2009
Philadelphia has already tried to change the law so that it can enforce its own gun codes inside the city limits. The city lost in the courts because the monumentally well-financed gun lobby came in as a freind of the courts to fight the move. They trotted out the same tired excuses: hunters are law-abiding citizens, guns don't kill, criminals do; we have the guarantee of the Second Amendment.
No, the city lost because it's full of dumb fucking Marxist vermin who decided they'd make an political statement by passing a fascist ban you knew full well would get smacked down unceremoniously in the courts for being counter to PA gun laws and our Constitutions (PA and Federal), as much as it probably pained the judge to do. You smacktards knew going in what PA state law is, and you knew what you were doing was futile, and you went ahead with it anyway, and wasted money that could have gone to better fund the struggling Philly PD, or some other worthy project. It isn't the gun lobby's fault Philly is full of Marxist retards. You want to ban guns, run your little gulag the way you want? Split off from the rest of PA and join up with Jersey. Get the hell out! You'll be much happier, and so will we.
This line is a classic,
This is a news flash for that gun lobby: Back when they wrote the second amendment, Americans were still burning women as witches
Philadelphia needs the power to ban the sale and possession of hand guns once and for all.
No, Philly needs to STFU and STFD, I'm tired of Philly bitching and moaning and trying to muscle the rest of the state around. I'm more than happy to let Philly turn into a 3rd world Marxist hellhole turn into more of a 3rd world Marxist hellhole, but you aren't going to drag us with you, which we know would be the inevitable outcome of giving you vermin an inch.
February 20, 2009
Cuba. Oh, dear. Yeah, it’s fun, and colorful and the rant makes for a lot of Twitter and blog buzz. But digging a little deeper, the rhetoric/hysteria a la Fox News is damaging to national discourse.
As for this “moral hazard” business, all I can know for sure is: in my neighborhood of very modest Marin County homes, the mortgage crisis has hit the Hispanic households the hardest. They work hard. They weren’t buying luxury homes. Sure, there were a few speculators. But mostly, they just wanted a little piece of the American dream, especially good schools for their kids and closer proximity to their work.
February 19, 2009
Seriously, no good can come of this.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and the sign was returned, but the guy still received a visit from the Secret Service.
Number of Google hits for "abort Obama" that don't pertain to this story*: 857
Number of Google hits for "abort Bush": 1030
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to how many of the "abort Bush" links earned the authors a Secret Service visit?
*I did a search that omitted truck, car, sign, and "Oklahoma City", and still saw a few hits pertinent to the story, but narrowing it down further might have eliminated some valid "abort Obama" links.
February 18, 2009
February 14, 2009
February 13, 2009
A report making the rounds in Canada that says officials have it on "good authority" that our State Department may be on the verge of cutting off all imports of certain calibers of ammunition.
Ammos listed for this rumored ban include the .50BMG, 7.62x39mm Soviet, 7.62x51mm NATO, .308 Winchester, 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington. Additionally, we're hearing that an expansion of this proposed ban might be broadened to include the 6.8mm SPC, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP- among others.
In other words, State Department officials may be floating a trial balloon to see if there are howls of protest, or whimpers of compliance. Canadian elected officials who have directed this information to me say the move seems to be motivated by "emboldened" anti-gun officials who think they have a kindred spirit in President Obama.
So, all you hunters and sportsmen who bought the Democrat bullshit about "protecting hunters and sportsmen," how you feeling now? Pretty damn stupid? You ought to, you dummies, almost all that ammunition is commonly used for hunting and sporting in North America, the pistol rounds are all among the most commonly used in the world.
February 12, 2009
Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps says he doesn’t support bringing back the controversial Fairness Doctrine, but he does think government has a role in enforcing media “diversity.”And just who decides what exactly is "reflective" of the public interest?
That role includes re-examining licensing and other regulations for radio stations -- including AM stations dominated by talk radio -- to make them “more reflective” of public interests.
“What I’ve always said, and this is always obviously up to the discretion of Congress, not the FCC, whether we do or we don’t, to me we have to find a way to make radio reflect the public interest,” Copps explained.Awesome. I can't wait until Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid get to decide what I can listen to on the radio. Or, more accurately, what I can't listen to on the radio.
February 11, 2009
"This time it's White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. It appears that the former congressman found a handy way to save money. Most members of Congress find themselves having to support two households - one in their home district, and one in or around DC. Some members, in the past, have ended up sharing apartments or town houses. Emanuel took that one step further: he moved into the home of his colleague, Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), staying there for five years. Rent-free," the writer said.
"To most people, this is 'imputed income' - non-financial gifts or compensation that should be reported to the IRS. Emanuel and DeLauro defend their conduct by saying that House ethics rules permit 'hospitality between colleagues.'”
February 10, 2009
One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).
That's scary enough, but I just thought of something else that's even more worrisome.
Remember this? Doctors have begun interrogating individuals and their children to find out if their parents own firearms or weapons, if they drink or smoke, and going so far as reporting people to the authorities for (legal!) gun ownership, from the Boston Herald,
The paranoia over parents is so strong that the AAP encourages doctors to ignore “legal barriers and deference to parental involvement” and shake the children down for all the inside information they can get.
And that information doesn’t stay with the doctor, either.
Debbie is a mom from Uxbridge who was in the examination room when the pediatrician asked her 5-year-old, “Does Daddy own a gun?”
When the little girl said yes, the doctor began grilling her and her mom about the number and type of guns, how they are stored, etc.
If the incident had ended there, it would have merely been annoying.
But when a friend in law enforcement let Debbie know that her doctor had filed a report with the police about her family’s (entirely legal) gun ownership, she got mad.
Oh, and this isn't just some isolated incident either, this is a widespread problem. Doctors all across America are, and have been trying to find out if you own firearms or weapons. If Porkulus passes in its present form, the government is going to be able to use that information to spy on you. They're more than willing to use your children to accomplish this. Which means we can no longer assume that a doctor is just a health advocate, they'll be acting as an agent of the state, too.
*As a side note, this is why I always felt a bit queasy when I'd hear Newt Gingrich advocate for a government-run computer bank for medical records. The potential for it to become used and abused by the government is just too great, and Newt of all people should know better.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is proposing a "truth commission" to investigate abuses of detainees, politically inspired moves at the Justice Department, and whole range of decisions made during the Bush administration.Of course not. This isn't at all motivated by Democrats' continuing obsessive BDS. And I'm sure Leahy isn't doing this just to pander to his rabidly left wing base.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the primary goal of the commission would be to learn the truth rather than prosecute former officials, but said the inquiry should reach far beyond misdeeds at the Justice Department under Bush to include matters of Iraq prewar intelligence and the Defense Department.
Leahy outlined his suggestion for a "truth and reconciliation" commission during a speech at Georgetown University Monday.
"I'm doing this not to humiliate people or punish people but to get the truth out," he said.
Obama was asked about this at his press conference, and he made some squishy remarks about how he wants to look forward, not backward. But if he's as smart as we're continually told he is, he'll tell Leahy to back the fuck away from this idea right quick. Because, if he doesn't, there are going to be recriminations down the road, especially if the ar-tards of the GOP can manage to take back Congress.
If you move forward with this, Sen. Leahy, bear in mind that we will be keeping score. And if the first two weeks have been any indication, we'll have quite a tally by the end.
February 09, 2009
One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).Can someone please explain to me WTF this is doing in a bill that is supposed to help stimulate the economy? If my doctor and I agree that the most efficacious way of treating my narcolepsy is to pour used condom residue in my ears and then dance around like Milli Vanilli, where does it lie in any of the powers granted to the federal government to even think about penalizing my doctor? I can understand my insurance company refusing to cover it, as used condoms might be a medical device not specifically detailed in my coverage, but if I'm shelling out the dollars for the treatment then where does the federal government fit in to any of this?
Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)
February 07, 2009
Second, listen to Rahm Emmanuel addressing the Brady Campaign. Yeah, I know the commentary on the video is from one of the Jones nutters, it doesn't matter, it doesn't make what Obama's little authoritarian toadie is saying any less alarming. Time to buy and stock up if you haven't started already.
February 06, 2009
Why? Because it's a red district, and the Republican candidate, Jim Tedisco, is ahead in the polls.
We need to get on this as soon as possible. So while you're calling you Senator about the porkulus bill, make sure to place a call to Gov. Paterson's office as well.
His number is 518-474-8390, and you can e-mail him here.
Oh, and in keeping with Democratic Party rules, their nominee is a tax cheat.
February 05, 2009
Ya see, this is why you can't even give the socialists in the Democrat Party one inch. They run with it (emphasis mine):
Congress will consider legislation to extend some of the curbs on executive pay that now apply only to those banks receiving federal assistance, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said.
“There’s deeply rooted anger on the part of the average American,” the Massachusetts Democrat said at a Washington news conference today.
He said the compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. companies.
The provision will be part of a broader package that would likely give the Federal Reserve the authority to monitor systemic risk in the economy and to shut down financial institutions that face too much exposure, Mr. Frank said.
Personally, I was against capping the pay of bailout CEO's even before Frank started over-reaching. Not only is it anti-capitalist*, it causes talented executives to avoid the companies that need them most while potentially harming the New York City economy, where businesses providing luxury goods would likely feel the impact. As The One says, there is a time for profits and this ain't it.
Barney Frank helped cause this crisis, and dammit, he's not gonna let it go to waste.
*The bailouts are, too, but there's no use doubling down on stupid.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Bill Press talk about re-instating the Fairness Doctrine. Apparently Senate Democrats are planning on having hearings to "hold station owners accountable."
What started this discussion? The failure of a liberal radio station in DC named after Dear Leader.
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