Not entirely unexpected: Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban. A couple of short points to consider:
- The former “Assault Weapons” ban did not lower violent crime, and when it expired, violent crime did not increase.
- There is no such thing as an “Assault Weapon.” It is a figment of a politician’s imagination; a term invented to squelch debate on a subject. Most of the guns banned by the former law were not functionally different from “hunting weapons.” Also, ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds are illegal under the ban. Somehow, according to politicians, having 11 bullets in your hand gun to defend yourself is considered “too much,” but 10 is okay. (Arbitrary and illogical.)
But this has all been said before. Left wingers have an irrational fear of firearms, and now they are in a position of power to implement policy that appeals to their base. It doesn’t matter that the policy is emotional and infringes on the Constitutional rights of Americans.
So here’s the “funny” part, if this can ever be considered “funny.”
Holder (the Obama administration mouthpeice for infringment of Constitutional liberties) said:
“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.”
So, get this straight: Our president wants our Second Amendment rights infringed and one of the rationales is that it will help Mexico — a country where gun laws are doing nothing to stem rampant crime and corruption. Got that?
On a related note, I’m reading John Lott’s book Straight Shooting. A nice easy read, it’s a collection of a bunch of articles he’s written over the last few years on gun control topics.
The US Supreme Court has a new diktat for us. Are you ready for this?
Here we go: Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant.
This interesting molecule, without which life on earth would not exist, has been shafted by the US Supreme Court. And I felt sorry for Pluto. This beats what happened to Pluto by a mile.
The problem with this ruling is not the absurdity of calling CO2 a pollutant (which is certainly absurd), but is, yet again, the US Supreme Court ignoring their Constitutional role and pretending to be legislators.
The Supreme Oligarchy essentially decided that Congress erred in not including CO2 in the list of “pollutants” that the EPA is charged with regulating, so they decided to simply amend the law by fiat.
When are people going to wake up and realize that the United States is no longer a country of law, but one of authority? This is not the government described by the Constitution.
Someone said “Getting religion from the Da Vinci Code is like getting science from Star Trek.”
Frankly, this Da Vinci Code stuff is embarrassingly silly… a preposterous conspiracy-theory-fiction book that people have latched on to as “proof” that Jesus is not God.
It seems ridiculous to me that anyone should have to defend the Bible from a fictional story, but it is interesting to see just how many absurd ideas have been embraced as “true” by so many people. Check out The Da Vinci Code Myth.
If the Da Vinci Code bears any resemblance to actual history, then Disney’s National Treasure is incontrovertible proof that the founding fathers of the USA hide billions in treasure under the streets of Washington.
Apartheid in Hawaii:
“The Senate is poised to sanction the creation of a racially exclusive government by and for Native Hawaiians who satisfy a blood test. The new race-based sovereign that would be summoned into being by the so-called Akaka Bill would operate outside the U.S. Constitution and the nation’s most cherished civil rights statutes. Indeed, the champions of the proposed legislation boast that the new Native Hawaiian entity could secede from the Union like the Confederacy, but without the necessity of shelling Fort Sumter.”
I am no expert on Hawaii, but I did live there for ten years.
This “new government” stuff is just stupid. For one thing, the vast majority of the Hawaiian people voted for Hawaii to become a state! It’s true that there were some abuses by large corporations in the past, but that doesn’t change the fact that there was an overwhelming consensus among Hawaiians that becoming a state of the Union would be a good thing. Further, there are hardly any “pure” Hawaiians left! Most people who qualify as Hawaiian for race-based government handouts couldn’t beat an Elvis impersonater in a “how Hawaiian are you” contest.
There is a common myth amongst Hawaiian victimists and race-pimps that missionaries “gave Hawaiians the Bible and stole the land.” If this were true, it would still have been a good deal for the Hawaiians. But the reality is that while the missionaries gave Hawaiians an alphabet, they couldn’t teach them how to make decent candy (yuck). and instead of “stealing land”, they brought Hawaiians a new way of life — maybe what Akaka wants is a return to a more pure Hawaiian culture, like ritual human sacrifices under a military dictatorship, instead of the current system of one vote for every person. (Actually, in Hawaii, they can’t even get that right.)
Don’t get me wrong, Hawaii is a beautiful place. Kauai is the most beautiful environment I have ever lived in. But the current climate of racist, entitlement-driven politics makes me glad I don’t live there right now.
Amber Frey becomes motivational speaker You remember Amber, right? She was the “mistress” of Scott Peterson, the man who murdered his wife and son. Well, Amber says that “there are so many women who can relate” to her own experiences, so she is becoming a motivational speaker(!). Uh, okay, maybe I am a bit out of touch — but how many women have adulterous relationships with men who murder their own families? Are there really enough of them to support her new career?