I’m one of those old coots who think the 16th Amendment (the federal income tax) amendment and the IRS should be abolished immediately! And, of course, we should abolish the 17th Amendment, as well, and go back to State Governors appointing of U.S. Senators.
Funny how both these amendments came about during the progressive administration of Woodrow Wilson, one of the most evil men to ever hold the office of president.
And more power was usurped by the federal government.
I completed and submitted my federally-mandated tax forms on April 9! The good news is I didn’t have to pay. The bad news is my meager refund was eaten up by the electronic-send-in-the-forms thing.
Two homebuilt pistols were seized among other firearms on Tuesday by police in Sydney. They appear to be of a closed bolt design, using a plastic lower receiver with an angular magazine well. Both examples appear very well made.
Look at this thing
That’s not a mass produced pistol, that’s something some bikers in the Land Down Under made in a garage. It’s not difficult & with the 3D printing tech becoming common place, these designs will not only become more common, they’ll also be more rugged. And still disposable & untraceable.
This is why laws that only affect the law abiding are useless. (Sharp As A Marble)
And, of course, knives, guns and drugs are not prevalent in prisons, wherein the contraband is tightly controlled and none of those nasty things are allowed.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A veteran Los Angeles police sergeant is suing the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his Wiccan religion, weeks after his wife filed a similar lawsuit.
Sgt. A.J. DeBellis, who joined the LAPD in 1990, filed a complaint Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation, according to City News Service.
DeBellis claims he was “verbally berated” and issued negative comment cards by a captain and a lieutenant after voicing complaints about his mandatory attendance at a training session and holiday gathering at a Christian church in Chatsworth in December 2012.
DeBellis claims he was required to sit through a recital of a Christian prayer and that religious music was played “during a significant portion of the event.”
I’m curious. When did the police start mandating attendance at religious functions? And what would be the reaction if the event had been Wiccan? Or Islamic?
This isn’t the 1950′s – wherein it was assumed everyone was a Christian. Except, of course, for those lovely quirky Jewish folks. (Obviously, there were no Islamic people in the 50′s, and no Wiccans – save those followers of Aleister Crowley.) I do wonder about ‘legitimate’ Wiccans versus folks using a non-mainstream religion to line their pockets, though.
Regardless, I’m all about being able to stand up for one’s beliefs. And government not mandating participation.
h/t CBS Local Media
And here’s the money quote:
Jackboots are still jackboots, even when you look fabulous.
There are many folks out there with whom I disagree.
Some, like statist do-gooders, who insist on promoting a government agenda which forces people to do, spend, work for, believe in, X, because ‘they’ (the do-gooders) believe theirs is the only way.
Some, like Fabian socialists, who want to keep evolving our society to the utopia they envisioned over one-hundred years ago. In spite of the Constitutional protections we put in place over two-hundred years ago.
And the green fascists. To promote their idea of how to save the environment, making it safer for bicyclists to ride along canal banks (at a large cost to the taxpayers who don’t ride there), and eliminating traditional incandescent light bulbs, supporting the new-fangled mercury-laden, dangerous, inefficient Chinese imports instead. (effectively eliminating an entire American industry and jobs with it). All brought to you by the Church of Global Warming (Al Gore, Pope) who changed their name to Climate Change when it was determined the numbers didn’t work for the warming thing. Hardly scientific.
And now the gay fascists. Don’t eat at Chik-fil-A ! Their president is traditionally religious and doesn’t like gays! (In spite of the fact he treats his employees well – even the gay ones!) And now Mozilla. Their CEO has similar religious views to the Chik-fil-A guy! Don’t use Firefox browser! Use your political clout to force him out of his position!
And they did that.
Here’s a news flash: I can disagree with someone and not force society to change to my views, or spend my tax money on a certain project! How about visiting a fast-food establishment because their food is good? Or using a browser because it works? I’m certain there are ultra-conservative folks in charge of (fill-in-the-blank) church organization with whom I disagree.
What about those traditional Islamic folks who believe gay folks should be stoned? I’m not speaking of moving to Boulder, Colorado here. Does this mean we should hate all Muslim folks? Or get them eliminated from their jobs?
(for the record – I’ve never eaten @ Chik-fil-A. There just isn’t one close by. I understand it’s quite delicious, and the breakfast biscuits are to die for! Maybe one day. And, I use Comodo IceDragon browser, a bastard child of Firefox, because all the other browsers became ‘buggy’ after a while. And my best friend growing up is gay. So what?)
not this guy – - – ->
“I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the
Communist PartyJohn Birch Society, “concealed” or otherwise. Moreover, I have never been a supporter of that partysociety.” – Guffaw
Funny, growing up in a white-bread liberal college town as I did, I heard mostly that Robert Welch (of the Welch Candy Company(Sugar Babies) and the John Birch Society) was nothing more than an ignorant, fascistic, fear-monger, as were the members of his society.
Then I listened to the words in the video above…
It appears as though he has been characterized erroneously.
He was actually a libertarian (of some variety)!
(I’m NOT saying I believe in everything the man stood for, and I am NOT a Bircher, but it appears character assassination of non-liberal individuals has been going on for generations!)
I’m guessing none of the members of the current administration (or their parents) were present in the audience to hear Mr. Welch speak. Unless, of course, they were
outside agitators community organizers bent on disrupting the proceedings…
(not unlike the guy on the right)
My Daily Kona recently republished The 20 Rules of Racism, as viewed from the Right and the Left.
As they are politically incorrect, I’m only cherry-picking (‘borrowing’, i.e. thievery) a couple for you to enjoy. You’ll have to visit My Daily Kona to get all the wisdom contained therein!
From the right:
5. There have been two instances in recent history where the concept of “honorary white” held sway. One was in apartheid South Africa where, for example, Japanese were considered “honorary white.” The other was when, in relation to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the American mainstream media made Hispanic George Zimmerman an “honorary white.” This is not entirely coincidence since (see Rule 18) the very liberal American media is as racist in their way as ever the Afrikaner Broederbond was in its heyday..
9. Speaking of slavery, the bulk of slave raiding and trading in Africa was black, usually Islamic black (see Rule 16, below), on black. The Arabic word for black and slave is the same, “Abd.” And the first registered slave owner in Virginia was black. Pointing this out to liberals, white and black, is always fun.
The Left’s 20 Rules of Racism:
6. If you’re mainstream American culture, and don’t hate that culture, you’re a racist.
10. If you don’t take personal responsibility for all the evils of slavery, you’re a racist. This is true even if you only arrived from Poland last week.
Go to the link and read them all. You know you want to…
(and, of course, in doing so you are RACIST!)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was in Hawaii, called the shooting (@ Ft. Hood, yesterday) “a terrible tragedy.”
Asked about security improvements to prevent more shootings on U.S. military bases, Hagel said, “Obviously, when we have these kinds of tragedies on our bases, something’s not working.” (New York Daily News)
I know, I’m a civilian with no military experience. The closest I come by it is a fraternal grandfather who was a Marine prior to WWI. And walking into the Army ROTC office in college. The guy-behind-the-desk there asked me to walk back and forth, noted my leg disability, and stated “You can’t march – we can’t use you.”
BUT I greatly respect this Nation’s military, past and present. And I support them to the best of my ability.
And so I’m confounded as to why, when we are in
The Global War On Terror Overseas Contingency Operation Countering Violent Extremism that those uniformed military forces who are duly qualified are not allowed and encouraged to carry weapons anywhere they might encounter hostile action?
‘They’ are turning our military men and women into a target-rich environment, incapable of responding in kind to a threat. How wrong is THAT?
Our people are sitting ducks – in uniforms!
Isn’t this both ironic and dangerous?
Mr. President/Secretary Hagel – PLEASE allow our people to defend themselves. (Look to whom I’m appealing, the same folks who call the first Ft. Hood shooting ‘workplace violence’ (wherein the guy was yelling Allahu Akhbar while murdering people!), and a President who actively is pursuing policies toward civilian disarmament in his own country!)
Talk about deaf ears…
“Give ‘em and inch, they’ll take a foot – give ‘em a foot, they’ll make a ruler!”
Authorities in Long Island have launched a crackdown on homeowners who rent their house out to tenants who have not been registered under a “zero tolerance” program that will see police conduct home inspections without notice. …
…Landlords in the Long Island community of Westbury will be targeted by a newly created police “Housing Enforcement Unit” that will “modify search warrant law to eliminate prior notice, aggressively use warrants and housing sweeps on a regular basis.”
Residents are being encouraged to report their neighbors to authorities if they suspect they are housing tenants who have not been registered with the government. Local station News 12 also gave out an email address and phone number encouraging viewers to, “report a suspected illegal rental.”
Maintenance rules and violation fines will also be raised under the new program. …
h/t wirecutter, Paul Joseph Watson
Because, there is obviously no crime in this community, and the police have to show they are valid somehow!
(courtesy of Joe Huffman)
Gun owners are hostile to having guns registered and requiring a license to own them. The fear of having that data in the hands of the government is justifiable. Not just stories like the Belgian Corporal from 75 years ago on another continent but the stories in present day from Connecticut, New York, and California.
Now we have conclusive evidence that car licenses are also subject to abuse.
It’s time to treat cars like guns. No more registration.
Uh, wait a minute?
You mean a free people should have a right not to be tracked incessantly by the State-run computer system? Their vehicles should be able to move freely without encumbrance, unmolested? Untracked? Unrecorded?
WHAT IS THIS, THE
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC? UNITED STATES?
Of Arms and The Law posted THIS:
Ares Armor gets temporary restraining order against BATFPosted by David Hardy · 13 March 2014 05:02 PM
Summary here. Essentially, Ares makes “80% receivers.” A receiver starts out as raw material — steel, or here polymer. Everyone can agree that’s not a receiver. At the end, it is a finished receiver that, with the appropriate parts attached, can fire. We can all agree that that is a receiver. But at what point between the two does it go from being in one legal status to being in the other?
The industry understanding (and I emphasize understanding) has been that the line is crossed when the future receiver is 80% complete. But this is one area where BATF rulings, if any, are kept private, and never published as a regulation. This violates the Administrative Procedure Act (which requires that general rules for the public be published as regulations — you cannot have a rule that the public must comply with, and keep it secret) and allows a little of wiggle room for “our position is” or “our position has always been.”
Hat tip to Jeff Harris….
Yea! One for OUR SIDE! Freedom, that is…