It’s been said before and I’m sure it will be said again, but it is a point that must be driven home to the supporters of gun control until they realize that an attempt to disarm the United States can have but one possible result.
… all-out Civil War
While it’s not exactly a shock that someone against guns thinks that the Second Amendment is “stupid,” it is somewhat troubling that in Rivera’s eyes the amendment being “blind” is also a negative quality. The U.S. Constitution applies to every citizen regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sex and intelligence level. It would be thoroughly anti-American to have a set of Constitutional rights only for people who meet certain intelligence (or other arbitrary) qualifications.
A key House committee has launched an investigation into the EPA’s cozy relationship with the radical National Resources Defense Council — a relationship so close that it’s often hard to say where the EPA ends and the NRDC begins.
It’s bad enough that an arm of the American government having such sweeping regulatory powers as the EPA can shut down entire sectors of the American economy with so little input from the rest of us.
In this case, it appears to be what lawyers and economists call regulatory capture — that is, when a regulatory agency becomes so beholden to special interests that it no longer acts in the interest of average citizens.
…“The fact that an ideological and partisan group drafted a rule that places a tremendous cost on everyday Americans through increased electricity prices is harmful and outrageous. . .. Accordingly, these practices must cease immediately.”
In June, the regulatory agency issued strict, punitive rules to slash CO2 emissions from power plants by 30% over 15 years. These rules were not created by experts or by disinterested cost-benefit analysis.
No. In fact, a recent New York Times piece documented how a team of NRDC lobbyists hijacked the agency to craft the economy-killing new rules — to the detriment of all Americans.
From the comments:
Cozy? More like incestuous. Practically beyond La Cosa Nostra, and down in the realm of enemy insect hive mentality.
It seems that we can’t go a week without some journalist or politician calling for “an open and honest debate” about something, yet we never seem to actually have one. …. the people who call for “open and honest debate” rarely want it
…. We often don’t tell the truth as we see it because we don’t want to be labeled mean-spirited or racist or homophobic or sexist or bigoted or a denier, etc.
I am blessed to not be afflicted with those limitations.
This practice has paralyzed us to the point where we can no longer have open debate. Think about it. When someone suggests that the poverty, crime and high unemployment rate that are so common in predominately black neighborhoods is largely a result of the deterioration of the black family, a failure of government schools and the destruction of the natural incentive to work brought about by massive government programs that have tried to “help” over the past several decades, they are labeled a racist.
… From global warming to gun control to Obamacare to our failing schools to the “war on poverty” to the “war on terror” to unions to abortion to religion … every issue has a perceived victim. And that victim cannot, must not, have his or her sensibilities touched
… left out commies and mexicans, and queers that have been convinced they special rights, and feminists that blame the entire world for their ugliness.
I encourage you to examine yourself. If you are guilty of throwing out hyperbolic labels to someone who disagrees with you, stop it. It stifles debate and can often squelch the truth. And the truth is something that we all need.
Oops. Did I jump the gun on that one?
Not really. I don’t throw labels because someone disagrees. They disagree because they are the epitome of the labels I throw.
Wow. There should be a short Latin phrase for that.
» Islam, Postmodernism, and Political Correctness
The avoidance of analysis of Islam contrasts sharply with the excoriation accorded Christianity, Israel, and Western Civilization.
… This politically-correct selective outrage that lambastes the Judeo-Christian tradition and Western Civilization while emphasizing positive images of Muslims only serves further to inoculate Islam from critique.
Objective realities do mark Islam as different from other religions. Among the five major world faiths, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, Islam is unique in its doctrine of jihad, stated clearly in this hadith, attributed to Mohammed: “I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me.” This hadith is echoed by over a hundred jihad verses in the Koran, a book that is a fraction of the size of the Bible.
Mohammed ordered at least forty-three assassinations and participated in at least one hundred militarized expeditions. Mohammed is the “perfect example worthy of emulation.”
The God of the Bible never ordered Jews to war on all humanity and conquer the entire earth, and Jews never tried. Judaism has a significant tradition of not seeking converts.
… Buddha made no converts through war … Jesus made no converts through war.
The hope that time will temper Islam lacks supportive evidence.
… I thought, for example, that if the Quran is the word of God, then why does it permit slavery? Why does it tell some people that it is OK if they are slaves? I thought that if [the Quran's author] was really Allah, he should have abolished slavery and that he should not have declared some people slaves and others free. But then I immediately abjured. I had always been in a state of rebellion since my childhood,” Dursun said in an interview.
But his main estrangement from Islam happened when he compared the Quran with other religious books.
”Then I realized how Muhammad transferred some of the writings of the Torah and Bible to the Quran. I was so frustrated and angry. I could not live my childhood and youth properly because of him. So many people can’t live properly because of him. So many people are sufferers of his disasters. So many people know what’s right as wrong and what’s wrong as right because they think the darkness that he chose exists. Human emotions and human creations haven’t progressed in many ways because of him. I have found no disease, neither cancer nor AIDS, and no disaster more horrid than the effects of that religion. And at that moment, I decided to start a fight,”
You will note that all references to Dursun are past tense? Can you guess why?
He was, as was tragically predictable, assassinated by defenders of the faith.
Peaceful followers of the religion of peace, founded by a peacefully-serial-killing, pyscho pedophile Mohammed (piss be upon him), peacefully executed the apostate Dursun for having the intellect to question the pyscho-babble foundations of his ‘religion’.
Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear bombs. They don’t impress anyone in Europe or in Washington. Genocide is a minor matter when in the presence of the fearsome weapon of terror that is an Israeli family of four moving into a new apartment.
Court records … show that during the democratic primaries in 2012, a campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner who said that during the campaign, he bought $50 worth of cocaine, commonly known as an 8-ball and split it up in order to give it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters.
Yes, you are as breathlessly surprised as I am. Who could have imagined dhimmicrats buying cocaine? Then using it to buy votes?
Or perhaps the stimulant was just to provide enough energy and motivation for their voters to get out of bed long enough to actually go vote.
Lemme Summit Furya
The useless quisling U.N. made some kind of deal with one breed of rabid dogs to turn over to them another breed of rabid dogs; probably to be tortured, executed and beheaded – All the usual mild treatments that rabid dog muslims administer. (But nothing as evil as making them wear panties on their head, of course, only American soldiers are that mean.)
The Filipino soldiers who were unfortunate enough to be under command of a nutless U.N. idiot and were somehow in the company of aforementioned second set of rabid dogs disobeyed the order to surrender their arms and the dogs.
They chose instead to fight their way out.
Perhaps the Filipino government should reconsider sacrificing their soldiers to the U.N. ‘Peacekeeper’ wussy brigades. The U.N. knows nothing about creating peace, winning peace or keeping peace – because the U.N. doesn’t know what peace is. Like all dhimmis and leftists, they still think peace is defined as being at the back of the head-chop line. As long as the line is long, it’s real peaceful way back in last place.
Peace is the state of existence when everyone one around you is scared to frikkin’ death to piss you off.
~~ via Moonbattery : Univision Reporter Gets Owned
Whenever cultural Marxists try to trip you up or bully you with the increasingly meaningless term “racist,” turn it around and ram the word right back down their throats. Here’s one way to do it
The problem with the self-deportation approach favored by Romney is that liberals will actually go out of their way to reimport the self-deported, as if we had such a shortage of illegal aliens that not a single one could be allowed to slip through the welfare hammock and back into Mexico.
… In light of campaigns like this one, no one could possibly think our rulers take American law, American sovereignty, or American self-interest seriously.
Conflicts rarely break out over needed scarce land — what Adolf Hitler once called “living space” — or even over natural resources. A vast, naturally rich Russia is under-populated and poorly run. It hardly needs more of the Crimea and Ukraine to screw up. The islands that Japan and China haggle over are mostly worthless real estate. Iran has enough oil and natural gas to meet its domestic and export needs without going to war over building a nuclear bomb.
It is hard for democratic voters to give up a bit of affluence in peace to ensure that they do not lose it all in war. It is even harder for sophisticated liberal thinkers to admit that after centuries of civilized life, we still have no better way of preventing Neanderthal wars than by reminding Neanderthals that we have the far bigger club — and will use it if provoked.