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Famous DOESN’T Mean Knowledgable in Other Areas…

Mostly Cajun, All American and Opinionated reminded us of this, with this almanac entry:

Today in History – January 23

1941 – Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.  Just because you’re famous for being good at one thing doesn’t mean you’re smart about everything…

Are you listening Bill Maher, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey et al.

YES, they have a right to an opinion!

Even if it’s wrong, or misinformed.

And, don’t get me wrong.  Just because I like someone’s film or stage performance (or think they’re hot or cool) doesn’t mean I think their opinion about politics or restriction of MY RIGHTS holds water!

NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Gun Control a FAILURE?

Unable to tax ammo out of popular use?

OKAY, the government buys up all the ammo, then, stops lead smelting in the U.S. !  No Lead – No Ammunition!

Last Primary Lead Smelter in the U.S. to Close Due to EPA Regulations  (h/t Jodie Brown)

This guy…                                                                         …has become THIS guy!

prez

soup nazi

…..

PS – Turns out, the President responsible for the EPA stopping the lead smelting was actually THIS GUY:

gwb

Guess it’s a bi-partisan effort!

♫ Everything That’s Old Is New Again ♫ Sadly…

Good God, I hope not…

Professor Jacobson of Cornell Law School seems to think so.  Here is part of his in-depth analysis of the potential survival of Jewish communities in Europe:

“Call it the yogurt’s-expiration-date syndrome”

There is no future left for Jewish communities in Europe.

That’s the inescapable conclusion of You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine.

The lengthy article is a long trip down the death during World War II and then rebirth of Jewish communities in Europe, and how that rebirth is being snuffed out by renewed anti-Semitism from multiple directions, particularly leftist demonization of Israel and Islamist anti-Semitism.

This Leftist-Islamist coalition, centered around hatred of Israel, is a topic we’ve explored here many times in connection with anti-Semitism in Malmö, Sweden, on British campuses, in the BDS movement, in the academic boycott movement, among other places.

The fact is that while intellectually one can distinguish anti-Israeli fervor from anti-Semitism, in reality, on the streets of Malmö and Paris, and elsewhere in Europe, they are one and the same. ~

~It’s also no surprise that it is in Muslim communities in Europe that a Jew must be afraid to wear a yarmulke in public for fear of physical attack.

Here we go, again..

Add to the equation the demonization of Jewry in the United States, coupled with the politically-correct handling of Islamic folk, even radicalized Islamic folk, and the future doesn’t look good for Europe or the  U.S.

I’ve said it before, political correctness will be the death of us.  And many others.  We (meaning American society) are so afraid of offending anyone that we bend over backwards to accommodate certain folks, while simultaneously minimizing others.  Not a good idea, when all are created equal.

Last time I checked the text.

declaration

The GBBL Adventure Continues…

Being selfish, I was more than happy to see Mike Miles pick up the mantle for North in compiling and maintaining The Gun Blog Black List.   So much so, I wrote a post about it, and linked it in the old North place of honor on my blog.

But it seems nothing is ever uncomplicated.  I received communication from female blog readers that Mike’s version of TGBBL was missing many of the female gunnie’s blogs! As most of the ones I read are friends, I usually access their blogs off my blogroll, so I didn’t notice.  Besides, other male bloggers were missing as well, so I saw Mike’s blog as a work in progress.

I emailed Mike and asked him directly about it.  He responded thus:

 I was rebuilding the list from cached google copies, google removed all references to the original GBBL list and all cached copies. I find it odd that google did this.

Then another female blogger pointed out yet another GBBL variant in the works – Greylocke’s The Gun Blogger List!  And there were already women bloggers resident there.  It too, is a work in progress.

What to do?

As for me, I’m giving them both a few days grace.  Then I’ll decide if one (or both) deserve a blog link on Guffaw in AZ.

Do any of you have an opinion?

Posted by North – Gun Blog Black List on 08.07.13 at 9:36 am  edit

No. Mike stole my graphics and copied my content. I’m not too happy that he just copied all of the work that I did.

THIS JUST IN – North has graciously turned over management of GBBL to myself (OldNFO), JayG and two other yet to be named individuals. s/Old NFO

This certain solves the GBBL issue, at least for me! - Guffaw

Good Fences make Good Neighbors

 Pathetic (c/o B. Townsend)

Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built!  (emphasis Guffaw)

The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.

Shocked, shocked I tell you!cap renault

More @ The Washington Times
h/t Brock Townsend

Potential for VOTER FRAUD ? – NAW !

From Fox News:

. . . The plot successfully faked names and signatures on both the Obama and Clinton presidential petitions that were used to place the candidates on the ballot. So many names were forged — an estimated 200 or more — that prosecutor Stanley Levco said that had the fraud been caught during the primary, “the worst that would have happened, is maybe Barack Obama wouldn’t have been on the ballot for the primary.” . . .

In court, former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan, Jr. was sentenced to one year behind bars, and is expected to serve half that, as well as Community Corrections and probation. Former St. Joseph County Board of Elections worker and Democratic volunteer Dustin Blythe received a sentence of one year in Community Corrections and probation, which means no jail time. . .

AND, yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided that Arizona elections officials violated federal law by requiring voter registrants to provide proof of United States citizenship when registering to vote (via the AZ Motor-Voter Law only).

So, in theory, this decision only affects those States that allow illegal aliens to possess Driver Licenses…

Think this’ll be a problem ?

NAW.  (I’m kidding)

“Pay no attention to the illegal voters behind the curtain of the voting booth!”

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h/t John Lott

Tyranny of the Majority

The Liberty Sphere advises us as follows:

US tyranny to increase for foreseeable future

A close friend who is politically astute, a Tea Party activist and Christian conservative, stated Wednesday in a private conversation that America as we know it is already lost, gone, destroyed.

And not a single shot was fired. This was done entirely through the electoral process, the courts, and a clear majority of the electorate that does not share the philosophy, the mindset, or the world-view of the Founders, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or our nation’s rich religious heritage.

An all-important threshold was crossed, quite imperceptibly and thus totally without notice, that brought the nation into what the Founders referred to as “the tyranny of the majority.”
I seem to remember the difference between a Republic and a Democracy was defined exactly by this.  That a democracy elicited ‘tyranny of the majority’, and a Republic protected the rights of all.
When I was growing up, the phrase was, “Majority rules – Minority rights!”
However the education of the youth has devolved as described above.  In our Civics classes of yore, we were taught to revere, honor and respect The Constitution.  Now, the meme seems to be something akin to ‘whatever the United States is or has done is WRONG and BAD.  This country needs to progress beyond the old, outdated document forged by rich White guys to a New World Order.  ‘Leveling the playing field’ by fiat or diktat is more efficient and certainly more FAIR!
Somewhere within Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries, he makes a statement to the effect that the cry of THAT’S NOT FAIR is the epithet of pre-schoolers who learn as they get older that the World is just that.  Not fair.  And they demand their due.  Just like the OWS criminals terrorists protestors did – whom I suspect are those same children, older, but not yet mature.
And now, many of those children have done as Van Jones suggested.  They’ve left the collegiate quadrangle protest groups for government service.  Just as Saul Alinsky wrote in Rules for Radicals.  A cancer inside the mechanism of the Nation.  To make it ‘better’.
But, it’s not.
h/t Jeff Cooper

Love/Hate Cops

I have a love/hate relationship with cops.

On the one hand, I hate extremely dislike the ever-encroaching laws permitting law enforcement to run roughshod over our rights.  I’m not speaking of doing a Terry frisk (for weapons) and finding a baggie and making an arrest (although that does bug me), I’m speaking of those things many of us have written about:  NSA wiretapping, Internet monitoring, no-knock warrants, warrantless GPS, cameras everywhere, checkpoints etc.

On the other hand, I still contend that while most local police do their job – and some use it for abuse, others go above and beyond.

Paying it forward

Hayden Carlo of Wylie was pulled over recently for an expired registration

Asked why he hadn’t renewed, the married father of two told the officer that he had no excuse, other than times have been tough.

“It was either feed my kids or get this registration done,” he told Channel 11.

The officer wrote him a citation and tucked a little something extra into the envelope: a $100 bill. The gift brought Carlo to tears.

I’ll call this a late Birthday gift for me.

We, as humans, have amazing compassion. Helping our fellow man doesn’t require the force of the state to make us do what is required or what is right.

God bless this officer.

Speaking as someone who lived on the edge of poverty for years, and was ticketed many times for Not Current Registration, I can relate.  Part of my problem was (and is) I just hate giving the government money!  But I just know this officer is a good person.  Perhaps, it was the Christmas spirit?

h/t Tango, Robb Allen

TANSTAAFL

I just finished a conversation with my Roomie today with regard to this Robert A. Heinlein (PBUH) concept.  There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Someone always pays.

Perhaps if capitalists who ran businesses were painted as helping their employees by providing jobs and benefits (or not), instead of evil rich robber barons praying on the poor, this concept would be more widely accepted.

I recognize in today’s United States, some folks have little choice on where to work or for what wage.  And relocating may not be a viable option.  There are company towns.  This is why unions developed.

But now, unions cost the workers (much as the robber barons did) and cost their employees jobs, or even careers (witness Hostess), while the companies go bankrupt and the union bosses get richer.

And card check deprives the union member of a secret vote, allowing undue influence and/or coercion to influence union votes.

It’s funny how the Internet weaves it’s news so some folks blame management for a business’ demise (by not knuckling-under to union demands), other folks blame the unions (the rank-and-file.  translation:  class warfare).  And some folks blame the union bosses.

And now it’s reported a Mexican baking concern may take over this confection bakery business.  Think of it – no HFCS, no GMO, no unions, cheap labor, jobs for the poor.  And free market/free trade in action.  And El Twinkies return!

Of course, fewer jobs here…

We don’t need no Voter ID!

Free North Carolina reports a Mississippi news item that’s received scant coverage, to wit:

There was another blip on the radar the other day about a significant number (216?) of phony ballots in that very tight race in Minnesota.  Remember, that embarrassment, now Senator Al Franken?

But were constantly told there has been and is no voter fraud (unless only one party does it!) and that we should pay no attention to that man (or woman) behind the curtain in the voting booth…

And that requiring voter ID disenfranchises voters who don’t have one.  Like those unqualified to vote – illegal aliens, felons, and those who already cast a ballot.  Or who are dead.

That’s it!  ZOMBIE registration!  :-P

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