» NYC alarms with notice: ‘Immediately surrender your rifle’
“Immediately surrender your rifle and/or shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter. Permanently remove your rifle and/or shotgun from New York City.”
I lived in Chicago for almost ten years. And I wouldn’t visit now even if you loaded me up with several semi-automatic rifles, a survival knife, a Kevlar vest and helmet, and some C4.
I wouldn’t visit Chicago with Valerie Jarrett’s Secret Service detail flanking me.
I wouldn’t visit Chicago if Mitch Rapp suddenly became real and invited me to spend the weekend with him on the Mag Mile.
I wouldn’t visit Chicago any more than I would visit Detroit or Tehran.
And soon, I think it is safe to say, that New York City will join the other Socialist/Democrat-run metropolises here in the US as the last place on earth anyone would willingly go.
New York City has experienced over twenty years of decreasing crime rates. But aggressive policing tactics such as Stop and Frisk and targeting open-air narcotics sellers, coupled with the get-tough approach on quality-of-life crimes, is now being scrutinized. We have widespread unemployment and a faltering economy, and a progressive mayor, Bill DiBlasio, who has indicated that he is against Stop and Frisk. There are signals that crime is slowly on the uptick. The recent wanton assaults of the “Knockout Game” come to mind.
… it’s nowhere near ready and, let’s face it, they’re going to find even more bugs as they dig deeper into the system, while some of the fixes are sure to create problems of their own. As of a week ago, the payment system was nonexistent (You don’t get covered until you pay), while the system to pay insurers the subsidy money is months away from being ready.
But, yeah, everything will be copacetic tomorrow.
The biggest risk for Senate Democrats is that every single one facing a tough 2014 reelection — Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Mark Begich — is now on record voting for a rule that will not only result in up to 20 million losing insurance they were happy with, but doing so after being specifically warned that this would happen.
The Democrats who ignored the warning cannot feign ignorance or say this is simply an unintended consequence. They specifically voted to insure constituents with health insurance would not be provided security or protection to keep their coverage
» Dem calls for ObamaCare probe
Actually, no. Hagan’s letter doesn’t call for an Obamacare probe, but a probe into why the website that implements Obamacare failed so miserably.
Hagan, who is up for reelection in 2014, is asking her Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter asking two agencies to conduct “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.Gov.”
“These problems are simply unacceptable, and Americans deserve answers and swift solutions,” Hagan writes in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Taxpayers are owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendors contracted to build the site failed to launch it successfully.”
If Hagan called for a probe of the socialist’s healthcare law itself she would be committing a self-indictment. She supported the bill, having not read it. Hagan ignored the warnings and protests of North Carolina citizens and voted in lock-step with the Obama dhimmicrats. She put this dangerous law on the books.
Sen. Kay Hagan is simply trying to keep her job. But her job ain’t what she thought it was. Her job description certainly didn’t include ramming socialism down our throats, but that’s exactly what she helped do.
Sen. Kay Hagan is about to be fired. She knows it but she’s not bright enough to understand why.
The distilled dishonesty about the facts of the case from a White House official would be astounding were it not so common place. Hobby lobby isn’t standing in the way of any woman’s health (their employees or otherwise). They have no policy preventing their employees from using birth control but simply believe that they should not be forced to pay for it it when it goes against the beliefs of the owners.
The case represents a monumental decision between liberty and tyranny in this country. If the Obama administration prevails, it will set up a legal precedent in which governments can force private citizens to do things against their religious beliefs.
When the Thomas Jefferson spoke about “separation of church and state,” he wasn’t talking about taking the ten commandments out of school buildings and court houses. He was talking about the government systematically forcing the beliefs of some onto others. That is exactly what the Obama administration is trying to do to Hobby Lobby.
By now everyone knows that Dayna Morales, the lesbian waitress who claimed to have been denied a tip over her sexual orientation, was lying. It’s not the first politically correct receipt hoax and it won’t be the last. These hoaxes happen because leftist activists promote them and the media picks them up. The world is full of liars and con artists, but it’s revealing to see which of their lies and cons succeed.
Morales’ hoax is a blip in the larger pattern of faked hate crimes. Bigotry is the witch hunt of the modern Salem and progressive witch hunters are just as careless about facts and evidence. Now as then, the goal is to stamp out an attitude and a cultural threat, rather than to enforce the law, and that leads inevitably to the entire tawdry parade of hysterical denunciations and moral panic.
But what is behind this need to manufacture intolerance?
As a general rule, if a member of one of the special interest groups aggressively promoted by liberals (blacks, sexual deviants, Muslims, etc.) claims to be the victim of politically incorrect outrages inflicted by heterosexual white male Christians who work for a living, you can assume it was a hoax until it is proven otherwise.
Why are hate hoaxes are so prevalent? Because as far as the establishment is concerned, such stories are too good to check.
The White House’s assertion that the “blue-slip” is a silent, unaccountable veto is downright laughable. In order to block a nomination, a senator would have to stand alone and would be accountable to all the voters of his state. It also gives each Senator an added level of accountability with their constituents.
If President Obama nominates a Senator from a state with at least one Republican Senator, that senator will, by himself, be responsible for his decision to sign off or refuse to sign off.
The White House doesn’t desire accountability. If this were so, they wouldn’t have nuked the filibuster in the first place.
Every month, it seems, brings a new story of this presidency leveling the intimidating powers of the federal government against some law-abiding citizen. Now comes a terrifying tale of how the Federal Trade Commission, a governmental Goliath, crushes an average David—because it can.
While this abuse of power has received no national attention, it has riled the music community. Brian Majeski, the editor of the journal Music Trades, lambasted the FTC in a December editorial, noting that “a consumer watchdog that sees piano teachers as a threat either has too much time on its hands, or badly misplaced priorities.”
That might be too kind. Whether it is the IRS targeting conservatives, the Justice Department hounding Gibson Guitar, or the EPA conducting an armed raid on an Alaskan mine—this administration has a tendency toward abuse of power. That’s how antitrust laws created to tackle megamonopolies end up being used to hound and hammer a nonprofit devoted to piano teachers.
Dianne Feinstein: “All vets are mentally ill and government should prevent them from owning firearms”
When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re Number One. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’.