BOHICA New Yorkers… NY Man Arrested for Having Nine Bullets Instead of Seven Loaded in Gun.
Apparently if you’re a black man and you beat up a white man for being in "wrong neighborhood" they just give you a ticket.
I have avoided “inside the beltway” of any major US city after dark for at least 2 decades.
Article 2, Section 1., Richard M. Nixon Articles of Impeachment:
“He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner”.
The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.
It is especially interesting the timing of President Obama’s remark:
“Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”
But then I’ve always said the President’s comedic timing is great…
In what must be one of the most serious failures of leadership in his political career Bill Clinton has failed to broker a Led Zeppelin reunion.
And we wonder why the Middle East peace talks went no where…..
“The Second Amendment is a recognition of the danger of standing armies. Its purpose is to recognize that every citizen has the right to keep and bear the same type of basic arms as a soldier in a modern military. A militia embodies all able-bodied men over the age of sixteen. Therefore, a militia will always outnumber a standing army by at least twenty to one. If this militia is armed with weapons similar to those used by the individuals comprising the standing army, it will be impossible for that standing army to inflict the will of a tyrannical government upon the people. The Second Amendment is the guarantee behind all the other articles in the Bill of Rights. It is the ultimate guarantee that citizens in the United States will remain free.”
John Ross, Unintended Consequences, 1996
As the UK waits to see if they’re going to triple dip we are informed how “austerity doesn’t work” and how it’s caused more damage rather than fixed anything because government cut backs slows the economy further by removing money from the government ecosystem and slows the economy.
What they don’t talk about is that the European version of “Austerity” includes “increasing revenue” into the government which is itself a sham.
First, “increasing revenue” for the government is done by increasing taxes and fees. This removes more money from the economy the consumers could have spent elsewhere.
Second, removing consumer money from the economy means less money spent by the consumer which translates into less money to business, less payroll, less VAT and ultimately drives DOWN revenue into the government coffers thereby compounding the problem they’re supposedly trying to fix.
We hear this same language here, that we need to reduce spending and increase taxes to get the government’s checkbook straightened out. But don’t fall for it… I’m reminded of an Einstein quote:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
But that’s what it is. So if we know this is what happens why do it? Think about what those motives could be for a moment…. there aren’t many options.
So a college student is building top shelf airsoft air rifles in dorm room and what do the neighbors say?
"It’s very scary to know there were guns one floor below me. I had no idea," said one of Goal’s co-workers, who described him as pleasant and a hard worker. "But knowing Bernard I’m not scared."
Seriously? Afraid of an airsoft gun? Oh, I know why…
They have a range of about 140 to 300 feet and can cause flesh wounds at a close range, sources said.
Who were the sources, the Inquirer? The Psychic Hotline? Or maybe the Brady Bunch?
Six Misdemeanor charges for airguns and they wonder why we don’t believe it when they say “no one is going to come take your guns”…
I’m sensing we’ll soon be seeing calls for sword control since we can’t allow the sheep to defend themselves. Some may laugh but the UK did have to restrict or ban swords and some large kitchen knives after the junior thugs found illegal handguns out of their price range.
In the meantime, Bishop takes pawn.
While McCain is out front of the Senate Republican’s activities (or thinks he his) lets not lose sight of the fact that McCain is losing support in his home state.
The survey also shows that 67 percent of Arizona residents believe that the state needs to elect a senator with new ideas and interests, and just 21 percent think that McCain deserves a sixth term in the upper chamber.
New ideas, heck his ideas are just fine! if you’re a Democrat!
I hope Arizona Republicans are smart enough to retire McCain in the Primarys instead of having him lose to a Democrat. I’d wager Dick Lugar will make room for him on his park bench….
“While I recommend in the strongest terms to the respective officers, activity, vigilance and firmness, I feel no less solicitude that their deportment may be marked with prudence, moderation and good temper. . . They will bear in mind that their countrymen are freemen, and as such are impatient of everything that bears the least mark of domineering spirit. They will, therefore refrain, with the most guarded circumspection, from whatever has the semblance of hautiness, rudeness or insult. If obstacles occur, they will remember that they are under the particular protection of the laws and they can meet with nothing disagreeable in the execution of their duty which these will not severely reprehend. . . This reflection, and regard to the good of the service, will prevent at all times a spirit of irritation or resentment. They will endeavor to overcome difficulties, if any are experienced, by a cool and temperate perseverance in their duty — by address and moderation rather than by vehemence and violence.”
Alexander Hamilton to the first group of officers of the Revenue Marine, later the US Coast Guard.