Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Pick your poison."

China’s terrifying debt ratios poised to breeze past US levels

Thousands of Gun Owners Stand and Say “I’m Larry Pratt”

“Remember the ‘I’m Spartacus!’ scene from the Kubrick movie?” asked Codrea. “In this case, I’m Larry Pratt. If the Capitol Police are going to investigate him, they’re going to have to investigate me, too, because I agree with everything he said about the Second Amendment being a last-resort protection against tyranny,” Codrea said.

"Póg mo thóin," Governor O'Malley.

Beretta moving all of its U.S. manufacturing to new Gallatin facility

Refreshingly Honest Colorado Collectivist Chants: "Death to the Colorado GOP."

Well, pardon us if we take you seriously.

Class action suit settlement a setback for Philly anti-gun efforts

The City of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1.425 million and to make policy changes to settle a class action lawsuit regarding “posting and disclosing of what we alleged was confidential license to carry firearms (LTCF) information,” Prince Law Offices, P.C., announced Tuesday.

Well, call me crazy then.

Armed Mommy writing at Mad World News writes of the Left’s Latest Lunacy: “You Want More Than 10 Rounds to Kill US Soldiers.”
Here is the YouTube link. And here is the Stockholm syndrome poster boy Joe Scarborough's rant in print:
“I’m sorry, what deer hunter needs more than ten bullets in a clip? If you need more than ten in a clip, you need more than ten in a clip for one reason: you think the federal government’s coming to take your crops, y’know, to take your cows, or whatever and you want more than ten because you want to kill U.S. soldiers who come to your door. Why don’t we just say you’re a survivalist and that’s just stupid BS?”
As Armed Mommy points out:
So, if US Soldiers should receive an order to come onto my land and seize my private property, they would be violating that oath as well as my rights that are protected in the Constitution. In the event that the military is no longer working to defend our rights, but is violating them on behalf of a corrupt tyrannical administration, wouldn’t that be one definitive instance in which you would need your 2nd Amendment rights intact? Oh, but according to the logic of people like Mr. Scarborough using the 2nd Amendment to prevent tyranny is crazy talk though, right?
Well, call me crazy then, Joe.

Shaneen Allen, race and gun control

When a police agency is charged to seek out and prosecute people who are illegally possessing or transferring guns, they’re required to use their own discretion when it comes to what communities to target and what methods they’ll use to target them.

" It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police." Ya think?

There is nothing conservative about government violating the rights of citizens.

Colorado "is at the center of the political universe this cycle."

But as Udall, Gardner, and politicos of all stripes in Colorado know, this is not the only national issue vying for voters’ attention in the state. In fact, nearly every issue being debated in congressional and state legislature races across the country has been pertinent in Colorado -- from regulations on guns and fracking to immigration to voting rights and gay marriage to the effects of marijuana legalization.

Missourians will vote on whether right to keep and bear arms is 'unalieanable'

All of this, of course, comes to naught if Missourians vote the measure down, which would provide a reminder of the dangers of holding fundamental human rights hostage to the popularity contest of an election. Still, a similar measure won voters' approval by overwhelming margins in Louisiana last fall. Hopefully, Missouri voters will choose as wisely.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Rolling Stone ‘gun lover’ shows curious interpretation of Second Amendment

Can you imagine how Rolling Stone would howl if someone from the “right” were to call for “Second Amendment remedies” against, say SEIU, or the Southern Poverty Law Center or Everytown? Or Organizing for Action? How does Yawn feel about his guy singling out “the corporatized wing of the Democratic Party” -- the folks like Wenner, who put Obama, Pelosi and the entire leadership in office -- for the same treatment?

Afghan army's rusty tank relics still roll into battle

Here at the 111th Division’s base, the Afghan National Army’s lone tank battalion has about 44 T-55 and T-62 tanks that are in some kind of working order. About 20 to 25 can actually be started and used at any one time. In early July at least eight tanks were deployed against Taliban forces in nearby Kapisa province, officials said.

Pratt's position on 2nd Amd and politicians' fear is only morally defensible one

Gun rights advocates, in our abhorrence for unnecessary violence, fervently hope power hungry officials' fear of the armed citizenry makes that violence unnecessary. Why do those who claim to be motivated by a desire to end "gun violence" wish for deterrence to fail, and for violence to thus become the only alternative to abject submission to tyranny?

Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

Yet more inter-faith outreach from the religion of peace.

A Well Regulated Militia…

The Missouri Militia is run by grown-ups. Nobody is posing, flexing or fronting. Some are bearded, but I met no one seeking “the bubble reputation.” From the commanding officer Colonel S down to the the lowest squaddie, folks are grown-up about being a militia. People who have not been in a “disciplined” organization like the military or the Scouts may not fully appreciate what discipline in this context means. Discipline is power under control. Discipline is an answer to chaos. A culture of good discipline actually liberates the participants in that culture from the headaches and drama brought about by people thoughtlessly pursuing their own gripes and agendas.

From Claire Wolfe: How a calamitous century helped win us our rights.

The chaotic century taught the English many things -- for instance that genuine freedom of religion is better than having to endure anybody's enforced theocracy, of whatever brand or sect. Another thing these experiences began to teach ordinary men and women (mostly men at that time, of course) is the importance of being armed. Of being free to be effectively resist unjust power.

OECD Fears Middle Class Civil Unrest Is Coming

The argument now is the middle class civil unrest they know is coming is simply because they have not confiscated the wealth of the investors they call the financial elites. So if you invest and make any money, you are the new financial elites – sorry it is anyone who now invests. Michael Maier’s The plunder of the world is another book released to justify plundering the financial elites without actually identifying who they are. Sorry – it is you.

Request For Arming Orders For Louisiana National Guard During Katrina

In an age where no Governor or President has the courage to deploy the National Guard under arming orders to the Southern Border, it’s important to understand how the confiscation of guns occurred in Louisiana. If the National Guard was actually under arming orders, it marks a significant point in American history. No National Guard unit has ever deployed to the Southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigrants, but they will go armed against their own countrymen in order to confiscate personal property.