From Scott Ott: Live the Freedom –
Former President Bill Clinton knows as well as anyone how easy it is to make someone sound scary. Just completely misquote them and paint them as something they’re not. But what do you do when that person stands up and calls your bluff? Scott Ott, Bill Whittle and Steve Green investigate
Scott’s interview with Billy Beck can be downloaded here (right-click and save as) while Mike Vanderboegh’s is here (again, right-click and save as).
I’d say I agree more with Mike, but Billy makes some good points too. Both are well worth listening to.
Two men remember the date rather differently:
John Donovan’s post at The Castle Argghhh! can be found here.
Mike Vanderboegh’s post is in two parts here and here.
I’m much too young to remember that day, but Dad made sure I knew about the war, the men who served their country while fighting in it, and those who never made it back. Please keep them in your prayers.
OK, some people will never agree that I’m not insane but at least I know I’m not alone.
NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Seven in 10 U.S. adults support arresting people who can’t prove they’re in the United States legally, a poll about Arizona’s new immigration law indicated.
The Angus Reid Public Opinion poll of 1,002 American adults asked respondents if they’d want four guidelines in Arizona’s immigration law enacted in their own state.
With this in mind, just how are the politicians representing their constituents?
From abc15.com in Arizona:
“He was out on his routine daily patrol in the area when he encountered a load of marijuana out in the desert. He obviously confronted the individuals and took fire,” Villar told The Associated Press. “I was speaking with him just a bit ago, and he’s doing fantastic.”
Villar said Puroll was shot with an AK-47 and returned fire. It was unknown if any of the suspects were hit.
They apparently then took off with a “load of marijuana,” and remain on the loose.
Authorities spent over an hour searching for Puroll, who was able to communicate with authorities via his radio.
Just after 5:30 p.m., Air15 video showed a Department of Public Safety helicopter crew landing in the desert and walking the wounded deputy to the chopper.
Thankfully, it looks like the deputy will be OK.
And some people still wonder why so many people carry firearms in Arizona.
I was cruising through the blogosphere today via my feed reader and found a post on Sipsey Street where Mike Vanderboegh pointed out a racist post on another blog. That post is here. The author of this little bit of disgusting material calls him self “Federale” and claims to be a retired law enforcement officer. I’ve pulled a couple of choice quotes for your examination.
Second Amendment advocates have drunk the diversity Kool-Aide and have decided on a strategy of pandering to Hispanics and relying on the legitimacy of blacks to save the right to own and use firearms in the United States. The ownership, use, concern over the right of ownership of firearms in the U.S. is an implicitly Caucasian activity and concern. (h/t Occidental Dissent for the term “implicit whiteness.”) Seeing a Hispanic or black at a firearms event is highly unusual, whether it be a machine gun shoot like Knob Creek, marksmanship match such as Camp Perry, or competitive pistol shoot such as IPSC. Obviously some Hispanics and blacks own firearms for lawful purposes, but most own for their criminal careers. Just do an image search in Google for Crips, Bloods or MS-13, trust me.
Continue reading [LANGUAGE WARNING] Federale – What A Racist Piece Of Feces
I know this is going to be a long post, but I feel I must do it this way. For all the people out there who call Arizona’s new immigration law racist, fascist, or who compare it to Nazi or Soviet rule, here’s the entire text of the law.
All I ask of those who demean this legislation to do is to copy the part they feel is racist, fascist, etc. and paste it into a comment below the post with an explanation of why. I will not censor any comments due to the ideals or politics they contain. I will remove any comments which go off topic.
Have at it, folks!
State of Arizona
Second Regular Session
SENATE BILL 1070
AMENDING TITLE 11, CHAPTER 7, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 8;
AMENDING TITLE 13, CHAPTER 15, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION
13-1509; AMENDING SECTION 13-2319, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE
13, CHAPTER 29, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTIONS 13-2928 AND
13-2929; AMENDING SECTIONS 23-212, 23-212.01, 23-214 AND 28-3511, ARIZONA
REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE 41, CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE 2, ARIZONA REVISED
STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1724; RELATING TO UNLAWFULLY PRESENT ALIENS.
(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)
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1 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
2 Section 1. Intent
3 The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the
4 cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of
5 Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make
6 attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local
7 government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to
8 work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of
9 aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United
Continue reading Arizona’s New Immigration Law – And A Challenge To Those Who Oppose It
Don't disrespect our Sailors!
This will probably make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. That’s the effect it had on me anyway. I wonder what Glenn will have to say about this one…?
One of the blogs that I’ve subscribed to in my feed reader for quite some time now is The Sniper. The content is sometimes NSFW, often irreverent, and he doesn’t pull any punches. I like it
Sniper is a pretty darn nice guy. I read one of his posts today and couldn’t find a good part that would work well as a quote – it was all just too spot-on. I sent an email requesting permission to re-post this bit of wisdom and he was kind enough to say OK provided I include a link.
Here’s the post – Idiot Quote Of The Day
Idiot Quote Of The Day
April 29th, 2010 by The Sniper
“I personally don’t think firearm safety has a place in the schools,” Lori Haas, spokeswoman for the Virginia Center for Public Safety, told FoxNews.com. “That’s up to the parents to teach that at home.”
And that, lady, is because you are a moron. You have no problem with teaching them about sex, STDs, fire drills, auto safety, and stranger danger but you have a problem with teaching them the safe handling of firearms? Wow. You really are stupid. I mean seriously, I’m not even going to sugar coat in any way, shape, or form that you are quite possibly stupidest person that ever lived. The “Virginia Center for Public Safety” eh? Oddly enough the Virginia Center for Public Safety doesn’t actually give a rat’s ass about public safety unless that “safety” involves taking away your 2nd Amendment rights. That’s right, the Virginia Center for Public Safety is just another gun-grabber organization that hides behind the all encompassing veil of “public safety” when they really don’t give a shit about public safety at all.
Haas, whose daughter is a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, said her group is outraged that state lawmakers are placing “a burden” on the state school board that it didn’t ask for.
“A burden” on the state school board? Oh, it’s okay to make them host DARE events and MADD events and every-ethnic-background-except-Caucasian-heritage-month events and it’s okay to make them foot the bill for condoms in school but god forbid we teach them how not to get shot to ribbons. Burden my ass. Push your agenda someplace else you irresponsible harpy.
“For the general assembly and governor to dictate to the board of education in writing curriculum is not their area,” she said, calling the law a “freebie to a special interest group.”
Uh huh. You mean like the “freebie” you would like to get to push your anti-gun views in public schools? Because that is exactly what this woman wants. She doesn’t want kids to be safe, she wants them to be indoctrinated that guns are bad bad bad and a fringe benefit to not teaching kids gun safety is more juvenile gun deaths… which supports her position that guns are bad bad bad. Thanks lady, but I prefer that kids get an education about how to handle hazardous items and situations at school from an organization that deals with those hazards every day. The fire department teaches about fire safety, the cops teach DARE, MADD comes in and teaches about drunk driving to kids that aren’t even legal to drink yet… I think I want the NRA teaching gun safety. I’ve seen some of the parents out there and some wouldn’t know what end of the gun the bullet comes out of let alone what to do if you find one.
So what is this big, bad, pro-gun, NRA “freebie” that has Loi Haas’ panties all up in a bunch? Well, here it is in a nutshell…
NRA’s Eddie Eagle website says that the program’s goal “isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children.”
The Eddie Eagle mascot advises children: “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.”
Eddie Eagle does not promote firearm ownership or use and firearms are never used in the program, the website says.
“Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they’re treated simply as a fact of everyday life,” the website says. “With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.”
Ohhhhhhhhh wow. How evil and insidious is that?!? God forbid we teach kids not to handle a gun if they find one.
Lori Haas and her blatantly anti-gun Virgina Center for Public Safety can cram it in their collect ass sideways. They need to stay in their lane and their lane is exceedingly narrow… almost as narrow as their minds. So the best way to keep kids safe is to not teach how to handle or how to not handle those things which might kill them? Wow. Talk about screwing for the sake of virginity. Oh, and before some asshat comes along and gets on a soapbox about how she had a kid at Tech who survived the massacre and how dare I say what I said, chew on this: I’ve lost a niece and a nephew to gun violence. One was a victim of crime (what would have been called a hate crime due to circumstances if the races were reversed) and one (that I never got to meet) because somebody (not her) was stupid and screwed around with a gun. Had he been through a safety course, she might be alive today and I might have had the honor of meeting her.
I’d like to express my condolences to Sniper for his loss even if it was a long time ago. I’d also like to say that I applaud his intellectual honesty for recognizing the cause of his pain and not taking an easy way out. Finally, I have to say thanks for allowing me to re-post this on my site – that’s not something everyone allows and I do appreciate it.
I neglected to add The Sniper to my blogroll, but I’ve finally remedied that deficiency tonight. Sierra Hotel, Sniper – please keep up the great work
Obama went off prompter today. It was probably a bad idea considering what came out of his mouth. You see, what was written was actually palatable:
Now, we’re not doing this to punish these firms or begrudge success that’s fairly earned. We don’t want to stop them from fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy.
OK, that’s what his handlers and speechwriters had wanted him to say. But he was just a bit too honest for his own good. This is what he said:
We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.
There’s one part that evokes a particularly strong response from me:
I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.
And that response is OH HELL NO!!!
And then he goes on to say that part of the American way is that you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product etc. He just said himself that he disagrees with the American way.
My philosophy is a bit different. It’s Freedom and Liberty. I think I’m pretty close ideologically with Edgar Friendly from Demolition Man:
Edgar Friendly: You see, according to Cocteau’s plan, I’m the enemy, ’cause I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I’ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It’s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing “I’m an Oscar Meyer Wiener”.
I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised by this latest gaffe from Obama. If he’s willing to get his hands in my pants via the “health care” bill, why should I expect he’d have any problem trying to control someone’s wallet?
Hat tip to Hot Air
Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood
Lots of issues on this one – and it’s being voted on today from what I could see in a quick skimming.