Category Archive: These Are The Crazy Years

A little cheese with your whinge, sir?

Ross K. Baker, whoever the fuck he is, is a moron.

Gun control is a lost cause. Come despair with me.

What kills such efforts in Congress, [massive hyperbole excised because it was enough to make me puke – ed.], is the recognition in the minds of politicians that there are voters in their states and districts who are Second Amendment absolutists, whether they be the kind of people who shoot at targets for practice or those who might shoot at people because of malice or derangement.

He’d be even more upset if he understood that his 1st Amendment absolutism (at least as far as his own speech is concerned, and I’m sure he believes implicitly that he has a right to say and write what he pleases) is protected in the end by all those 2nd Amendment absolutists he despises.

So strong is the constituency for firearms ownership in Congress that a law is on the books immunizing gun manufacturers and sellers from lawsuits arising out of the use of their products for mass shootings and mayhem on smaller scale. It is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that became effective in 2005.

Are knife manufacturers liable when someone, out of malice, kills someone else with one of their products?  Is someone going to sue the manufacturer of the knife the woman in Columbus was going to kill the other woman with, based on some idiotic theory of “gross misuse”?  Attempted murder and murder using knives goes back an awfully long way.

If I pick up a brick and kill someone with it, is the state going to sue the brick manufacturer?  People have been hitting other people over the head with heavy objects for a long time, too.  Think Cain and Abel.

What about auto manufacturers?  Vehicular homicide is a thing.  Gonna sue the alcoholic beverage distiller or brewer, too, because the driver was DUI?  People have also been getting drunk and killing people probably since the first time someone drank off the liquid from spoiled grain [eww -ed.] and discovered the magic of fermentation.

That gun manufacturers had to be specifically exempted in law from this sort of thing suggests there are major legal issues that had to be enunciated in law before idiot lawyers (but I repeat myself) would stop trying to wrongly apply liability law in the hopes of a big payday and a black eye for the firearms industry.

The response of the gun industry has been, from a business standpoint, quite rational: Sellers give the consumers what they demand. The only limit is that they cannot manufacture or sell fully automatic machine guns.

This is a gross simplification of the issue, and it’s wrong anyway.  Certain classes of fully-automatic firearms and firearm accessories (suppressors, for instance) prohibited MAY be manufactured and sold to the public, but require an onerous permitting process via BATFE *spit* and typically require a fee of $200 for a federal tax stamp to validate the permit.  In other words, you don’t walk into your friendly neighborhood Class 3 firearms dealer, slap your credit card on the counter, and walk out the same day with your machine gun and suppressor.  That’s because the permitting process for such weapons and accessories can take months.  Moreover, attorneys familiar with this sort of thing advise their clients to put all such special weapons into a not-for-profit family corporation rather than own the weapons personally, since it would be next to impossible to transfer them either by gift or by last will and testament to one’s own children.  (Otherwise, new fees and permits would be required for such transfers, one supposes; I’m not able to afford such things, so I have no idea.  Ask Mad Mike.)

In addition, sellers who hold Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL) must require a Form 4473 and run an instant background check on anyone who wants to purchase a firearm from them.  Such instant background checks can fail for any number of reasons, including that you moved recently and the database hasn’t caught up yet.  The last time I bought a handgun, a woman who was there to pick up a firearm via FFL transfer had that very problem; she’d moved two weeks before and a hold was put on her background check.  “Give us a call in about a week,” was all the counterman could tell her.

The problem with the “red flag” laws he moans about is that they don’t work because the alleged behaviors under which they can be invoked rarely show up on a background check.

Besides which, the dude who shot up FedEx in Indy a week or so ago WAS QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE A YEAR AGO.  In other words, he was a “known wolf,” as many of these recent shooters have been.

The bottom line is that any gun control law is going to succeed only in controlling the law-abiding.  Anyone who would go on a mass-shooting tear by definition doesn’t give a flying fuck about your gun control laws.

The once plausible argument that gun ownership was somehow connected to membership in state militias was cast aside by a Supreme Court dominated by “originalists” who developed historical amnesia about the Founding Fathers’ dread of standing armies and preference for “a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,” and declared that the only operative phrase in the Second Amendment was “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.

No, you dumb fuck, it was put in there because the Framers KNEW citizens needed to be able to defend themselves from their government.  We talk about “taxation without representation” as being a root cause of the American Revolution, but when it came down to cases, the war started because the British tried to take our guns.  That’s what the Battle of Concord was all about.  See again the above where I ask if Mr. Baker understands that his freedoms were and remain secured by force of arms, and the only thing protecting his freedom to disparage gun ownership and bemoan the inability of the government to control arms is an armed citizenry.

Yeah, “The Second Protects The First” is a tired and hackneyed phrase.  But it’s no less true for it being tired and hackneyed.

Moreover, the idea that gun manufacturers are in reality a bunch of evil mercantilists who wink and nod while piously protesting that their products are intended for sportsmen and personal defense is no different from every Jew in the world being blamed for the soi-disant depredations of a few rich Jewish families or the (false) claims of blood libel that have littered the world since the Middle Ages.

And this is where things stand: Daily, weekly, monthly massacres of sizable numbers of victims enabled by a patchwork of ineffective, indifferently enforced state laws, and the awesomely destructive firepower of many of the weapons used in these assaults.

Unbalanced, vengeful or politically motivated assailants armed, in many cases, with charismatic weapons patterned on those used by the military will continue to inflict death and grievous injury on innocent people. There is, effectively, no way to stop it.

Yes, there is.  AN ARMED CITIZENRY, unhindered by infringing possession and carry laws, or “gun-free zones” which are, in reality, killing zones for cowards who can’t control their urge to kill.  One armed citizen could have put a stop to most if not all of the “massacres” that have happened since Columbine.  If an unhinged person understands that they’re likely to get dead if they try something like that, they’re probably going to be less likely to try — even in their unhinged state.

But you can kill in mass with a knife, too.  Ask the Chinese.

33 Dead, 130 Injured in China Knife-Wielding Spree

Rampaging Chinese man kills 7 in ‘random’ knife attacks

Chinese man attacks 22 children, 1 adult with knife outside primary school (same year as Sandy Hook, FWIW)

Knife-wielding attackers kill 29, injure 130 at China train station

Those were all first-page Duck Duck Go search hits on “chinese man kills with knife”.

In sum:  Mr. Baker is an idiot.  I see now that he is employed by Rutgers University, so somehow that doesn’t surprise me.

Cancel the 4th, Cancel Biden.

Fuck you, Resident Biden.  (Not a typo.)

Biden Threatens To ‘Cancel’ July 4th If Americans Refuse To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

You don’t have the authority or the power.  You cheated your way into the White House.  It will need a thorough sanitizing and fumigating when you’re finally thrown out of it.  I find it amazing the grand old place hasn’t simply fallen in on you; I wouldn’t blame it.

You are a cad, a jerk, and a serial plagiarist.  Even your dogs don’t like you.

You are a boil on the ass of the American Republic,

Hie thee hence, criminal.  We don’t want you and we don’t need you.

Fuck you in places nobody’s thought of before.

And the Congress you rode in on, too.

The new Intolerable Acts

Government by E.O. is not government.

And I say that as one who applauded most of Trump’s Executive Orders.  Because most of Trump’s E.O.s fixed actual problems (OK, OK, the bump stock E.O. was an own goal) while not attempting to go around Congress to make new law.  You’ll notice he didn’t issue an E.O. repealing the ACA after John McCain traitorously blindsided him.  That’s because he knew he couldn’t do that.

Creepy Uncle Pedo Joe, on the other hand…

The new Executive Order signed on April 15 (what a great day to sign anything that takes Americans’ rights away) is entitled Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian FederationBut as the American Thinker points out,

Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government.

The Biden administration unilaterally makes the determination and requires neither criminal acts nor intent. The punishment is blocking assets and a prohibition on any dealing with the accused person. Spouses and adult children of individuals found guilty by accusation under this EO are punished, too.

Yeah, spit on the Constitution some more, Creepy Uncle Pedo Joe.

And it wouldn’t be a Joe Biden E.O. without added new plagiarism:

Some of the language in this EO borrows from another: EO-13224 – Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism. George W. Bush signed EO-13224 on September 23, 2001, in response to 9/11.

However, Biden’s EO is as similar to Bush’s EO as an atomic bomb is to a sniper rifle. Bush’s EO targeted financing terrorism. It defined terrorism clearly and narrowly. It minimized legal jeopardy to US persons. It did not strip away the standard for criminal liability requirements of action and intent. It did not target spouses or children of accused individuals. Additionally, Bush made a legally meaningful promise to use it with due regard to culpability and the Bush administration used it with restraint. Even so, Democrats criticized it harshly, opposed it, and fought it in courts.

In contrast, Biden’s new EO is directed mostly at US persons. It criminalizes speech and political activities, based on whimsical and arbitrary definitions. The Biden administration can define “malicious activities,” “democratic processes or institutions,” and the activities that undermine them as it wants.

I encourage you to click the link above and go read the whole thing.

But the fact is, these E.O.’s are unconstitutional on their face.  They set out penalties for actions that are Constitutionally-permissible and rest under the wide banner of free speech.

Moreover, they create penalties in law without the consent of the Congress (though I’m sure that consent would be forthcoming, given the razor-thin majorities held by the traitor progressives in both houses).  The fact is, Congresscritters don’t want to touch this sort of thing with a ten-foot pole, or a six-foot Russian, either.  If they can’t guarantee a win for their party in a given district, they run too much risk of losing enough seats in 2022 to not just overturn those razor-thin majorities, but to possibly create veto-proof majorities as well.  (Though I suspect the latter is pie in the sky; after all, Dominion still dominates.)

We revolted against George III for less, and we wrote protections into the Bill of Rights to prevent precisely this sort of governmental tyranny.

So I have to say, I’m wondering when the next Shot Heard Round the World will be fired.  And when the Boog will officially start.

The Biden E.O.s are the new Intolerable Acts.  And once upon a time, we proved we wouldn’t tolerate them.

If not now, when?

The day-drinker is off her rocker.

‘I’m A Street Fighter’: Pelosi Says She Would Have Fought Capitol Rioters

Yehshureright.  I think it’s more like this, granny:

Or maybe this:

Democrats sure are violent, aren’t they?  Almost like the Brown Shirts they want to impose on us, though in Pelosi’s case, it’s probably more like Brown Sharts.

No, I don’t have any respect for Congress.  Why should I?  I would wear a charge of “Contempt of Congress” as a badge of honor.

Fuck Congress.  (Not literally.  Ewww.)

Elder abuse is really no laughing matter

I’ve giggled over the memes of Zhou Bai Den tripping multiple times on the AF1 stairs, but it’s kind of a sad giggle.

Mark you, I have no sympathy for a man I believe has wreaked more damage on the system in the decades he spent in Congress than anyone who came before him and stayed as long or longer — and I must say, fuck that guy for making Social Security liable to claw-back if you make “too much money” in retirement — but what is being done to him at this point is clearly what we’d call “elder abuse” if it was being done to anyone else.

It is obvious to even someone who doesn’t know jack or shite about this sort of thing that the man is no longer mentally fit, and hasn’t been for quite some time.  I’ve seen comments from people who know what they’re talking about who say the verbal issues, the combativeness, and the tripping are all clear signs of dementia.  Of course the man hasn’t done a press conference since he was inaugurated — he can’t be trusted to actually field questions from reporters and answer them with any kind of coherence.  We already know that from some of the things he “said” in the run-up to and in the aftermath of the election.

Yet, because the Democratic Communists in this country are desperate to get their dictatorship pushed over on the rest of us before they become irrelevant, they cheated and fudged and lied about stealing the 2020 election, only to put into office the one candidate they had who was marginally electable.  (Well, other than Tulsi Gabbard, but she wouldn’t play the game, so they isolated and cancelled her.)  It’s their vice president, along with Susan Rice and “Dr.” Jill Biden, who’s in charge of the message and the agenda.  Ol’ Joe is just signing executive orders and bills that come up from the (barely) Democrat-controlled Congress.  As for Kamalalala, remember, this is a person who couldn’t even get above single digits during the Democrat primaries.  Nobody likes her — everybody hates her.

But she’s going to be your president soon.  They can’t keep up this charade much longer; sooner or later Biden won’t be able to stand up long enough to get the hand up his back to run the puppet.

As a meme I’ve seen over the last couple of days says, where are the 80 million Biden voters praising the program their president is allegedly putting into place?

The fact is, there weren’t 80 million Biden voters, and most of them voted against Trump, not for Biden.  And many of them are horrified that the things Biden promised on the trail turned out to be non-starters once he occupied the Oval Office.

The bad fake of Biden taking “questions” from “reporters” as he walked along “a sidewalk outside the White House” (more likely a green screen) is just laughable, because it IS such a bad fake.  Who are they trying to kid?  How did that even get out?  Clearly they don’t care, and they refuse to address it in any case.

It’s criminal what his handlers are doing to him.

That said, it’s only what the fucker deserves.

Meanwhile, Trump sits in Mar-A-Lago and smiles as courts in states like Michigan take notice that underhanded douchery was done during the late election.

Biden is an illegitimate president.  That’s all there is to it.  And all you Democrats out there are going to wish you’d left well enough alone and let Trump win his second term before it’s over.

Odds are, “trans” means “odd”

Interesting commentary on the whole “trans” “epidemic” that got bounced from Medium.  Well, fuck that, let’s Streisand Effect it.

 

You’re Not Trans. You’re Just Weird.

Hmm. Skipping down in the article, I see:

But then, in middle school, things started to change. By 7th grade, school finally started to require some effort, and it turned out you were pretty disorganized. People kept calling you smart, but the teachers were annoyed at your humor, and frustrated that you wouldn’t or couldn’t follow the guidelines for assignments. Classmates didn’t appreciate your frank (if accurate) descriptions of their efforts. I’ll admit, we got pretty frustrated with you, too.

☑ I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.

Naw, kidding. It just was what it was.

But somehow I never for a moment wanted to be anything but a hetero male. Not because society frowned on it. Because I knew it was stupid and wrong for me to be any other way.

What the author is really trying to describe is what Sarah Hoyt calls an “Odd”. Which is what I’ve been for as long as I can remember. And what the kid being described in the article is, too.

Injecting hormones and destroying the child’s body isn’t how you deal with that. Thankfully, the author is on top of that, too.

Status update

People need to stop being afraid, throw off the masks, stop worrying about congregating, and basically tell the government to go fuck itself with a grenade launcher.

So glad I didn’t bother re-upping with the BSA last year.

There is apparently a new merit badge, to be required for Eagle, called…

Wait for it…

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Merit Badge

40 years in the Scouting movement and I couldn’t take it anymore when they started letting girls in.

This is even worse.

Apparently the feedback from stakeholders has been really, really bad, and they’ve so far held off on actually adding it to the requirement list.

The Scouting movement has gone wokey-dokey.  It’s toast.  Sorry, parents, you need to find something else for your boys to learn to become men.

Also this.

Just want to remind those fuckers behind that fence that they work for ME — not the other way around.

And they should every damn one of them — with a very few exceptions — have their American cards revoked.

This.

Also, “Now do why Biden fired the US Attorney in Chicago who was looking into Democrat political corruption.”

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