Not a whimper from the media, nothing from Congress other than the discussions of coming foreign aid to Egypt.
All of Western civilization for all its history had been irrational in defining marriage as a man-woman institution. So believed one man, and he used that view to overturn — for a second time in eight years — the vote of a substantial majority of Californians.
Walker’s ruling was, of course, upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most left-wing circuit court in the country. Like Walker and most other leftwing justices, the Ninth Circuit rules according to their ideology, not according to the law and certainly not according to the will of voters.
The left uses left-wing judges and courts to achieve its ends. They uphold votes that support the left, and overturn those that don’t.
… another vote was overturned and the most important social institution was radically redefined. It was all done by a left-wing judge, a left-wing governor of California and four left-wing justices plus one swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In America we don’t need the army to overthrow elections. We have left-wing judges to do that.
Without action, the previous gun law would be invalidated and none would take its place.
The previous law banned guns everywhere, all the time, by most anyone for most any reason. The gun-murder rate in Chicago alone should be proof enough that outlawing guns does absolutely nothing to stop murder by gun … or even slow it down. The previous law served to ensure that the only Illinois citizens to have guns were the ones who didn’t give a damn about the law. So having no gun law at all would change nothing in regard to lawless criminals killing people with guns – as a hobby.
If fact, having no gun law at all would have allowed the victims of gun wielding criminals to legally become armed adversaries of those criminals – to transform from victim into empowered citizens.
It’s obvious that the entrenched Dhimmicrat ‘leadership’ of Illinois does not consider it a good thing to have empowered, law-abiding, self-defending citizens.
Despite the setback for [dhimmicrat governor] Quinn, he remained resolute when he spoke to reporters late in the day.
“It’s very, very important that we protect the people,” he said. “The legislation today does not do that. It has shortcomings that will lead to tragedies.”
Important or not, the thousands of black kids murdered in Chicago by gun-wielding criminals (if they could speak) would argue that the dhimmicrat gun-banners have failed miserably in the ‘important’ task of protecting the people.
Having failed in their promise to protect the people, the dhimmicrat gun-haters have made it impossible for the people to protect themselves.
The law that took effect Tuesday permits anyone with a Firearm Owner’s Identification card who has passed a background check and undergone gun-safety training of 16 hours — longest of any state — to obtain a concealed-carry permit for $150.
Now, in order to prevent the law-abiding citizenry from arming themselves against the bloody hunters of children, the dhimmicrat ‘protectors of the people’ have enacted a law that allows citizens to Keep and Bear Arms IF they jump through a series of hoops and expend a considerable amount of their wealth.
I have a question: How much does it cost to get a photo ID to vote? Under $150?
Dhimmicrats insist that requiring photo ID to vote is too much trouble, too much expense. But!, subjecting oneself to tyrannical investigation, sweating through a 16 hour indoctrination class and shucking $150 for the possibility of maybe being able to defend oneself against the unchecked rampage of armed drug dealers, armed rapists, armed robbers and armed pyschos is not unreasonable.
That’s what is now accepted as logic in America. Thompson is an example of what is now accepted as leadership in America.
Nemesis warns us on the eve of the immigration debate that if Obama will ignore the legal requirements of his own bill, then he surely will be even bolder in subverting the legislative work of others. When shortly he will again lament that he is not a king or tyrant, remember that the disclaimer usually presages his attempt to act like one. Also remember that the best warning about Obama always comes from Obama: when he sermonizes to us about cheap photo-ops, endless campaigning and fund-raising, spiking the football, going after enemies, etc., then we expect that he is shortly to do all that and more.
Do we remember when Obama soared about an end to lobbyists in government, the cessation of the revolving door, or the new transparency?
Imagine if a skeptic in 2009 had rejoined: “No, your IRS will ruin its reputation by crude efforts to punish enemies and ensure you reelection. No, your State Department will lie about four American deaths to ensure that a silly fiction about a video preserves the re-election myth of al-Qaeda on the run and Libya on the mend. No, your NSA will be exposed as a vast spying octopus, as the most delicate national security secrets are revealed abroad, and by a two-bit, high-school dropout hacker who earned six figures as he outsmarted the NSA’s best and brightest. No, your own Justice Department will monitor the private communications of the Associated Press, as your attorney general lies about such surveillance in the manner that your director of national intelligence lies while under oath about the activities of the NSA.” Barack Obama, not Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, engineered all that.
When the New York Jets chose Offensive Lineman Oday Aboushi in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft, they did so because of Aboushi’s athletic skills. It seems, though, that his personal life was not a consideration, at least not enough to stop the team from picking him. Problems in the NFL usually revolve around drugs or alcohol abuse or players being bad influences in the locker rooms. Aboushi’s problem is an unusual one for pro sports. He’s a Muslim extremist.
Hurray! Our gummint musta saved so much money by telling the troops at Lejeune and Ft Bragg ‘Screw You’ – that we can afford something really important:
» Dems pitch national park on the moon
Two House Democrats have proposed legislation that would establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon
Geez, who’da guessed it was cheaper to go to the moon than funding a couple of fireworks shows?
» Large Increase In Arctic Ice This Summer
Let’s just repeat the headline, with a little emphasis for the globalZ-warmZ retards:
Large Increase In Arctic Ice This Summer
Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept … “They burned the children alive,” … dozens of children from the 1,200-student school escaped into the bush, but have not been seen since … parents screamed in anguish as they attempted to identify the victims, many charred beyond recognition
… Islamic militants from Boko Haram and breakaway groups have killed more than 1,600 civilians in suicide bombings and other attacks since 2010
More US troops dead in Afghanistan on O watch than W. No urgent NIGHTLINE reading of names. No 60 MINS on disillusioned soldiers. Invisible.
According to the Wall Street Journal, 1029 American troops were killed between 2001 and 2008. Since Obama assumed the presidency in 2009, 1,875 have died.
or A Pussy with an Agenda
In a video made with United Kingdom-based human rights group Reprieve, Yasiin Bey, the actor/rapper formerly known as Mos Def, volunteered to have himself force-fed in the same manner as a procedure reportedly used on hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees. …
In the video, Bey is restrained while two volunteer doctors lodge a tube up his nostril, where, according to the procedure, it is to be pushed down into the recipient’s stomach. After two tries at the procedure, Bey refuses to undergo another attempt, breaking down in tears. He describes the feeling as “burning” and “unbearable.”
If it’s so “unbearable,” why don’t the pampered worst-of-the-worst terrorists vacationing at luxurious Club Gitmo at an expense to US taxpayers of $800,000 per terrorist per year eat their obsequiously prepared halal meals? If it’s so “unbearable,” how come this little girl can do it without blubbering and sniveling?
Is Bey a theatrical phony or a contemptible wimp? Trick question — he’s probably both. But his fans are sure to love him all the more for producing propaganda for the benefit of al Qaeda terrorists who want to kill them.