Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Logical End-state of Gun Control.....and Fair Warning from Down-Under

In legal terms, Australians have a right of self-defence. While some states rely on the common law and others have it enshrined in statute, the right itself is never questioned. Moreover, juries consistently refuse to convict those charged with serious offences whenever self-defence is made out. 
What we don’t have is the practical ability to exercise that right. Possessing any object specifically for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence. There are many women, raped and/or murdered, who would have been liable to prosecution had they been carrying anything that might have saved them. 
Those agile enough to retreat from an assailant can obviously do so if it is feasible, and it is lawful to use items at hand such as screwdrivers, kitchen knives and beer glasses. But for those unable to flee, insufficiently strong, or with no improvised weapon, there is no option for them but to rely on the police or — if they are lucky — bystanders, to protect them from ­assault or theft. 
Prohibited self-defence items include pepper sprays, mace, clubs and personal Tasers. In some States carrying a pocketknife is ­illegal and even wearing a bulletproof vest is banned. 
The Prime Minister is protected by armed guards at taxpayers’ expense, and the wealthy can hire armed security guards, but the safety of everyone else ­relies on the assumption that the police can keep us safe. And as the saying goes, when seconds count the police are minutes away. 
What this means is that self-defence is not a realistic option for most people, and especially not for the majority of women, elderly and disabled. We have become a nation of defenceless victims.
David Leyonhjelm is the Liberal Democrats’ senator for NSW

Link

Friday, September 26, 2014

Know Your Domestic Enemy: Beltway Edition

Not long ago, the District of Columbia was ordered by a Federal judge to become compliant with the 2nd Amendment: that the right extends beyond just the home. And the D.C. Council was forced to pass an emergency concealed carry law. Of course, like in many other locations where State control is worshipped, the D.C. bill is "May Issue", meaning the applicant must show "good reason" in which to be armed. And in like in those other locations, as we know all too well....the Statists don't consider self defense to be a "good reason" [though ironically safeguarding large amounts of cash and the protection of elitists is].

But the kleptocratic elitists aren't happy about protecting the natural right of a D.C. citizen to protect themselves. Not too happy ay all:
Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced an amendment today to establish a public database of concealed carry permit holders, saying people have a right to know if their neighbor or date has a gun.
“We should at least give our neighbors and residents a chance to know who has the gun. Put it up there! Let people be proud if they want to carry a concealed weapon! But at least we’ll all know who it is, and we can treat them differently….”
Councilmember David Catania (I-At Large) supported the amendment, saying that, while there's a right to bear arms, there's "no commensurate right to privacy." Yvette Alexander (D-At Large) was also in favor of the amendment: "Who cares about the confidentiality of a gun owner? We don't want it, so expose yourself."
Link

That's the tactic we see from the gun control cabal time and again. They hate the right of self defense, because it doesn't rely upon the State, but rather, the citizen. They provably cannot argue on the merits, so they demonize and attempt to ostracize the citizen who accepts the responsibility of self and home defense. But they of course are targeting the law abiding citizen. The citizen who will go through burden of application, licensing, regulation and taxation....to exercise their natural and Constitutionally protected right. Will it be long before the Statists campaign to do likewise for our other Constitutional rights? Or will they remain hypocrites?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Great job Secret Service......*UPDATED*

your security and surveillance failed....and your solution is to further remove the citizen from seeing the 'People's House'?


UPDATED: And here we go:


Secret Service considers a larger buffer zone around the White House


After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex to reduce the chances of intruders piercing its security perimeter and endangering the president.


One proposal is to keep people off the sidewalks around the White House fence and create several yards of additional barrier around the compound’s perimeter. Another is to screen visitors as far as a block away from the entrance gates.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Know your domestic enemy

New York City councilman and State Assembly shoo-in Charles Barron has reiterated his admiration of dictators and said he hopes to host one of them — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe — in the states … again. 
“I would love for him to come to Albany. I would love for him to come anywhere in the United States, really,” Barron said in a recent interview with the New York Observer. “I think he’s a shining example of an African leader on the African continent.” 
Barron famously hosted Mugabe as city councilman in 2002. 
Mugabe took control of Zimbabwe in 1983 and instituted martial law in 1987. He rose to power after starting an ethnic cleansing in which tens of thousands of people were murdered, the Observer reports. Barron praised him because he seized land from white landowners and redistributed it to black Africans. 
“No one’s perfect,” Barron told the Observer. “I see him as a freedom fighter.”
Barron has expressed support for dictators around the world, including Libyan dictator Muammar el-Quaddafi and Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro. 
He told the Observer, “All my heroes were America’s enemies. 
Barron is expected to beat his Republican opponent for a New York Assembly seat handily. The Observer reports that he is running to replace his wife in the Assembly, who in turn is replacing him as city councilman.
Link

Can't really add to that. The asshattery is plain to see.

Ann Coulter and the Rovian elite don't much like Libertarians.....

Except when they want to use their votes like a cheap hooker.
The biggest current danger for Republicans is that idiots will vote for Libertarian candidates in do-or-die Senate elections, including Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Colorado. (That's in addition to the "Independent" in Kansas who's a Democrat.) Democratic candidates don't have to put up with this crap -- they're even trying to dump the official Democrat in Kansas to give the stealth Democrat a better shot. 

When we're all dying from lack of health care across the United States of Mexico, we'll be deeply impressed with your integrity, libertarians. 

Which brings me to my final assignment this week: If you are considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election, please send me your name and address so I can track you down and drown you. 
Lair of the Harpy 

Well, Ann......"bring it on". Should I send you my address? You'll get your skinny ass capped.

The current meme from the GOP is: C'mon....vote GOP, we'll sort out all of these divisive issues later. This upcoming election is yet another notch in the "most important election of our lifetime!!!! cycle. It's amazing how each successive election is even more important than the last...yet they still don't support making Election Day a holiday, to bring out more voters.

Dear Ann and her party elite never seem to realize that Libertarians aren't merely disaffected Republicans. They are not a subset of the GOP. Some are to be sure, but not those who identify with the Libertarianism writ large. Libertarians have watched with interest, how the party elite trashed and sabotaged the tea party movement within it's ranks. And Libertarians are cognizant that the GOP wants only what the Democratic Party wants...gaining and/or maintaining party power.

The GOP doesn't want Libertarian ideals, they juts want Libertarian votes. They are a political party wedded to the increasing growth of the scope of government; as has been proven during every GOP Administration. Libertarian swag and rhetoric is the camouflage the GOP dons when they get called to the carpet for not governing in accordance with their campaign pledges.

Such is their folly, when their perfidy loses elections. They blame third parties, because they can't bring themselves to acknowledge that they cannot even mobilize their own ranks or registered voters.

Such is the folly of a Libertarian who gets conned by the snake-oil salesmen. Change will never occur if we continuously - and willfully - box ourselves into the narrow game, run by the party elites and the media.

Letting the GOP use you like a cheap hooker, will only give you shame and an STD.

After a long hiatus.....THIS is the U2 that I grew up with



Granted, the U2 I remember fondly, is this:



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scotland...Aye


Don't hate.....Celebrate....Go Ducks!

Dress a Duck

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Moral Bankruptcy of the GOP

The GOP has long opposed any and all actions of the Obama Administration...and sometimes for good reason. But the current bedwetting against the hypothetical threat ISIS poses to the homeland, exposes the party for what it is.

A morally bankrupt institution focused only on gaining and/or maintaining power.

They bitched and moaned against Obama's inaction while ISIS tore through the bleak, flat wasteland of NW Iraq. They called upon the Administration to bomb ISIS, and some [McCain, Graham, etc] denounced the Administration for not arming "moderate" Syrian forces. Now that the Administration has embarked upon an air campaign against ISIS, and is indeed looking to arm Syrian fighters [what could possibly go wrong?]....they continue to bitch and moan, as if their stated goals were not being realized.

Congress maintains the power To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water. [Article I, Section 8, Clause 11, US Constitution].

The House of Representatives could have conducted a roll call vote and called Obama's bluff, long ago. They declined. If the GOP is not going to pull up their big boy pants and act like Constitution-abiding adults, but rather whine and cry like Democrats...why should I ever lend them my vote? They play the same games regarding civil liberties as does the left. If they're going to play bullshit political games, enabled by their media allies...they are in the same camp as the left.

The party is corrupt, bankrupt....and leading the country to oblivion, arm in arm with the alleged 'other side'.

Monday, September 15, 2014