davidl on June 23rd, 2016

Divided Supreme Court unable to overturn lower court ruling blocking Dumbo’s attempt at amnesty via executive fiat, from Fox News, via Ace:

President Obama says SCOTUS ruling on immigration takes America “further from the country that we aspire to be.”

Who we Paleface?

The ‘rats, Mrs. Pelosi’s caucus in the  House, claim that want to prevent terrorists from being able to buy a gun, see video:

Yet when you take time to examine the ‘rats position, it makes no sense.  Being a terrorist is already illegal.  So the so-called terrorist on the regime’s various lists are real, the Obama administration is letting known terrorist remain free.  If on the other hand, these so-called terrorists, are merely suspected of being terrorist, the ‘rats want to curtail a constitution right based on a government bureaucrat’s mere speculation.  Which one is it?

davidl on June 21st, 2016

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D – New Hampshire) intelligence, or lack thereof can best measured on the Boxer Scale, from Buzz Feed News:

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said certain types of firearms like the AR-15 are the kind of guns that should be banned. She added that people trying to purchase the weapon — which is popular among American gun owners — are “buying it do bad things.”

[…]

“The fact is, the AR-15, the gun that (Omar) Mateen used, that’s a weapon of war; it’s advertised as being able do technologically advances in killing people that previous weapons have been unable to do and somebody who is buying that kind of a weapon isn’t buying it for target shooting,” she said. “They’re not buying it to go out and hunt deer. You don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to hunt deer. They’re buying it to do bad things and we need to recognize that and address it.”

Teen defends younger sister, video:

Oh that evil seven year old in pink, video:

Piss off Senator

davidl on June 17th, 2016

One Pamela Haag seems to suffering under the delusion that the Second Amendment only protects weapons used for recreation, Time:

“The permeable boundary between military and commercial firearms has a long history in our gun culture”

After the Orlando shooting, many Americans are questioning why assault-style weapons are commercially available in the United States.

“Assault weapon” is a political phrase, not a technical one. It refers broadly to rapid-firing semiautomatic weapons, appropriate to military use.

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In 18 ,albeit for the wrong reason, the Court placed the right to keep and bear arms at the same category as the right to travel freely, assemble and to speak in public, Scott v. Sandford:

It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished; and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went. And all of this would be done in the face of the subject race of the same color, both free and slaves, and inevitably producing discontent and insubordination among them, and endangering the peace and safety of the State.

From United States v. Miller(1939)

In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession
or use of a “shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches
in length” at this time has some reasonable relationship to the
preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say
that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear
such an instrument. Certainly it is not within judicial notice that
this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment or that
its use could contribute to the common defense.

The clear implication, albeit not the ruling, of the Court is that had Jack Miller and Frank Layton been caught carrying a Browning Automatic Rife, a military issue machine gun of the period, is that weapon would have been protected by the Second Amendment.

davidl on June 14th, 2016

Jeb Johnson is making the media rounds for the regime and displaying the fact that Johnson  is a fool,  Wrong point one, from ABC News:

Denying Muslims entry into the United States would be “counterproductive” and “would not work,” the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security said today of calls to take such action.

It is more important to “build bridges” with American-Muslim communities in the wake of the most recent mass shooting in Florida, Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

Wrong point two, from David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon:

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that passing gun control laws is now “part and parcel of homeland security” in an interview on CBS This Morning.

In the segment which was flagged by Politico, Johnson said this was the first time he had vocalized such a belief publicly. President Obama and congressional Democrats have made a renewed push for gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack on a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.

Johnson, who made a series of media appearances Tuesday, was asked by left-leaning host Gayle King what it would take to get gun control laws passed in the United States.

Any wonder why domestic terrorist has sky rocketed under the regime?

I don’t know how bright Dim Witted Donny, b/k/a Donald Trump is, but at least he knows friend from foe:

Hat tip; Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection.

Yes Donny is pandering, but he also driving a wedge into the ‘rats’ base.    Mrs. Clinton spends her time behind armed security.   She has little reason to fear from an unassimilated Muslim taking offense at her life style.

Americans free to carry arms is good. Unassimilated Muslims not so much.

davidl on June 13th, 2016

The largest mass shooting in United States history was reportedly triggered when one Omar Mateen, a Muslim, saw two men engaged in a PDA.    Given the long list of actions which enrage Muslims,  women in public without a face cover, women driving,  drinking alcohol, and eating pork, with our open borders policy, can any American ever feel safe?

From Leon H. Wolf, Red State:

The Left Fears Muslims More than they Support the LGBT Community

What happened in the dead of the night last night in Orlando was a direct attack on the LGBT community. Given the way gay people are treated in the Muslim world, is there anyone who doesn’t believe that the attackers chose the Pulse nightclub specifically because it caters to the gay community?

Now imagine that instead of having been a Muslim, the shooter had been a Southern Baptist. Would any leftist on the earth have hesitated in even the slightest way to blame the “culture of hate” associated (in their own minds) with the Baptist religion

Dana Beyer, NBC:

This event stands out because its target was the gay community, at Latin night at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. The previous worst such event – a fire in a New Orleans gay club, the Upstairs Lounge that killed 32 back in 1973 – has been lost to memory. This event, the most horrific of all, is just the most recent episode of anti-LGBT violence. That is my takeaway – anti-LGBT violence is endemic in America.

Dana nee Wayne Beyer claims anti-LGBT violence is endemic, yet only cites incidents of such violence in the past forty-three years.   On what planet did Dr. Beyer study medicine?   Advice to Dr. Beyer, your chosen life style is not my problem.

Media ignorance  exposed,  first Assault Rifle defined, Wikipedia:

An assault rifle is a fully automatic selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.[1][2][3][4][5] Assault rifles were first used during World War II. Though Western nations were slow to accept the assault rifle concept after World War II, by the end of the 20th century they had become the standard weapon in most of the world’s armies, replacing battle rifles and sub-machine guns. Examples include the StG 44, AK-47 and the M16 rifle

Next from ABC News:

The man suspected of killing at least 50 people at the gay nightclub in Orlando apparently used the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle that has become a weapon of choice among mass shooters.

He had a .223 caliber AR-type rifle and a Glock handgun on him at the time of the shooting early this morning, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The idea a semi-automatic assault rifle is a complete non-sequitur

It is true, that the United States is a nation built on immigration.   However once upon a time, immigration used to followed by assimilation.    In contrast, Muslim immigrants have no desire to assimilate.   Rather they seek domination.

Addendum: Brevity is the soul of wit department, from Lucianne:

Trump and Clinton and their very different
responses to the Orlando shootings

Hillary cautions us not to “fall into
the gun lobby’s trap.” Huh?

Why Obama Still Refuses to Name Radical Islam

He says it would inflame them….Speechless.

Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton feel safe demonizing the National Rifle Association and law abiding American gun owners because they both know the NRA and the vast majority of gun owners are civilized. Muslims not so much.

Picture says it all:

Mac@15

 

Hat tip:  the Professor, b/k/a William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection.

 

Eric Florack on June 11th, 2016

For those of you who have been telling me Non-Stop about Donald Trump conservative credentials and perhaps you’d care to explain his laughable assertions that the reason Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney all lost their respective elections was that they were too conservative.

(Cold stare)

Eric Florack on June 9th, 2016

So let’s make sure we understand what we’re dealing with here. We’ve been told repeatedly that #nevertrump is inconsequential. It doesn’t matter. Trump will be president with or without the support of the base. Remember Jeb Bush said he didn’t need the base either.

Okay, that to the side for a moment…

Well, if we are so unimportant, why are the liberal Billionaire’s supporters going nuts these days about the growing numbers of conservatives who don’t want Trump in the White House?

If our support isn’t needed, then why are you all so worried about it? Why is it were constantly hearing anybody voting against Trump, is voting for Hillary Clinton?

The truth is anyone seeking the White House needs the support of the party base.

You want the support of conservatives. You desperately need the support of conservatives. If you want our support, and then you have to give us somebody that we can support. Donald Trump is not such a person. Sorry, he’s just not. And you and your candidate will lose.

This is precisely what has happened the last several Cycles.

You have but one option. Hand Donald Trump his hat and coat, give him a good swift kick in the ass out the door at Cleveland. It’s the only way the GOP is going to salvage this situation and keep the criminal Clinton’s from obtaining the White House again.

It’s the only way.

davidl on June 4th, 2016

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, dead at age Seventy Four, from Filip Bondy, New York Daily News:

I was the Vietnam War protestor. My dorm-mate, Joe, was the ROTC recruit. We were good friends at the University of Wisconsin, bound by somewhat limited social schedules and a love of hockey.

[…]

With all the acclaim and love now showered upon Ali in his death, it is just as important to remember how hated this man once was in some quarters; how he once was reviled by many, even as he sacrificed his titles and his fortune. Before he was hailed universally, he was a divisive figure, not that different in his time from Jane Fonda. For some reason, however, Ali was forgiven more easily than Fonda over the years. Some of that forgiveness, frankly, might have been born of condescension, from guilt mixed with pity toward an increasingly vulnerable soul.

Many lessor persons than Clay will falsely flock to associate with him, and will falsely associate traitors like Jane “Hanoi Jane” Fonda with Clay. While many sought to depict their utter cowardliness with the patina of “war protestor”, they were never against the war itself, but rather only against there personal participation. Whereas many sought to run out the draft clock, hello Bernie, with endless college deferments, and others fled like rats fleeing a ship to Canada, Clay actually stood up for what he professed to believe. Clay reported to the induction center but refused to take the Oath of Enlistment. He stood trial, and went to prison rather than violate his professed beliefs. Clay was a man of honor. While I disagree with his professed beliefs, I respect his honorable deeds in standing up for them.

I don’t know, nor care, about Bondy’s personal history, but I suspect the ilk of Hanoi Jane. She on one hand claimed to be against the war, but traveled to North Vietnam and participated in the war in the uniform of North Vietnam. Fonda is a traitor.

Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2016

Hey, Trumpsters…

Don’t be trying to compare Donald Trump to Barack Obama. Certainly Trump is better than Obama. Who isn’t?

On the other hand, consider hat Trump had only managed to get to around 41% nationally, whereas somebody who is arguably the worst presidential candidate in America’s history, Hillary Clinton, is four or five points above him.

When you can’t do better than that against Hillary Clinton you know you’ve got a problem.

Now, I’m doubtless going to be hearing about how much resistance Donald Trump has gotten. While that’s true, that’s how these things are won and lost.

Would it not have been simpler and far more productive to put an actual conservative at the top of the ticket? Somebody who wouldn’t get all the resistance? Somebody who actually had some character about him? Some honesty?  Somebody who was (gasp) presidential?

Don’t blame #nevertrump for this.
Blame yourselves. You made the bed. Don’t complain about it’s lack of comfort.now.

And don’t be shocked when people are angry with you for helping the Clintons.

Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2016

So here we see a brat knocking over a $15,000 Lego sculpture just an hour after the unveiling.

What confuses me is why they didn’t shoot the Legos.

davidl on June 1st, 2016

Glenn Reynolds:

“If Hillary wins, we’re going to see a further tightening of PC culture. But if Trump wins? If Trump wins, we will have a president that overwhelmingly rejects PC rhetoric. Even better, we will show that more than half the country rejects this insane PC regime.”

Hate tip: Kate, Small Dead Animals.

Meanwhile in Rahm Emanuel’s People’s Republic of Chicago and gun free utopian paracide, the people continue to die. from Chicago Tribune:

At least 13 people were wounded Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning on the South and West sides as the toll from gun violence in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend reached four dead and more than four dozen wounded.

Last year, 12 people were killed and 44 wounded over the holiday weekend.

So far this weekend, three people were killed and 12 people were wounded Friday afternoon through early Saturday; one person was killed and 24 people were wounded Saturday evening through early Sunday; and 13 people were wounded Sunday afternoon through early Monday.

Remember Emanuel’s Chicago where only criminals and the mayors political supporters are allowed to have guns, is the model Mrs. Clinton wants to impose on the entire nation.

Eric Florack on May 30th, 2016

The honoring of our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents instilled very well, indeed. It was brought home to me, as I was recently looking at pictures from a trip we made through the Gettysburg PA area some years ago.

It’s a particularly meaningful thing, when you’re standing on that field…. something that goes well beyond the cold facts and figures about who died from what company, how old they were, or even where they were from. It’s more a feeling you get…. you can sense it… not unlike being at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, or visiting Arlington National Cemetery. I’m told Omaha Beach, and Pearl Harbor and many other sites are the same way. I’ve been at the funerals of firemen and policemen who died in their line of duty, and that was also remarkably similar.

In each case, we’re dealing with places and concepts of death. But death alone doesn’t do it; doesn’t create that solemn atmosphere that is so unique to the above places. After all; there are lots of mass casualty accidents have happened over the centuries and their sites are well marked, and revered, or at least held apart, and yet, their impact doesn’t approach that of an Iwo Jima or a Pearl.

Even under the shelter of the relative safety of the time that has passed since the events, as you stand in each place, you can still feel it; Lives were lost there that were willingly (And in the case of the civilian deaths at the towers, unwillingly) sacrificed toward a higher ideal.

Our feelings and conclusions can be far different from what those lost experienced. Yet, their lives and their sacrifices still count for something. And the thing is, it doesn’t take much for us to out ourselves in their mindset.

Think of it this way; Every single man who died at Gettysburg, at Normandy, at Pearl and all he rest, and now in the Middle East, has meaning for us because each of them, had their own lives, just as we have our own lives.

These people loved, they laughed, they cried. They had a favorite food, a favorite color, a particular bit of music, or of poetry stirred their souls, like none other, just like we, ourselves. Every bit as much as you and I love our lives, they loved theirs. Their lives were as precious to them, as yours is to you. Their loss was as keenly felt by their loved ones as yours would yours. And yet, they put their lives at risk and many lost them,  for something bigger.

I have a neighbor, whose father just recently needed a liver transplant. This neighbor willingly gave up part of his liver to be transplanted into his father. A noble action, certainly, commendable, and impressive. But with all respect to my neighbor, the choice to do that is comparatively easy to make. He knows and loves his father, and the sacrifice is fairly light by comparison.

How much more noble is a sacrifice of one’s life for people that one will never meet?

These people we honor today,  gave of themselves for the benefit of people they would never know…. you and I, and countless others from many nations. If not for their sacrifices, you’d not be reading this, because I’d not have written it…. we’d be living in a very different world, possibly, one not nearly as good to us as it has been.

Look upon those actions, those sacrifices, and know what you’re seeing is strength, courage, and nobility in measures that should not… can not, be ignored. It must be honored by us all; it was made, after all for our benefit.

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They’re all worthy of the very same respect, living or dead. Not because of their having lived or died,  but because of their respect and understanding of the ideals that uniform represents. Ideals they hold highest.

These are values I’ve been at some pains over the years to teach my boys as they grow up in this wonderful place called America. I fear that when and if we let these values pass away, America will, as well.

It is with this passage I salute  our vets today.