January 7, 2013

About that crony capitalism / executive branch backdoor gun control plan…

I noted the plan earlier, but just in case you thought it was likely some right wing conspiracy fantasy, I expect you’ll start to see more and more of this:  “Bank of America Freezes Gun Manufacturer’s Account, Company Owner Claims”.

Hey, you use your political muscle to bail out a few giant banks and those institutions, which you regulate as well, quickly learn on which side their bread is buttered.  Imagine!

Welcome to liberal fascism.  Be a good subject and nobody gets hurt.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 2:57pm
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  1. I imagine people might like to take money out of any BAC accounts they have. That includes Merrill Lynch now.

  2. But don’t expect to be Obama-proof by moving your funds to a swiss bank account.

  3. Ironically enough, in today’s economy an arsenal is a better store of value than a bank account. You can rest assured that your ammo won’t devalue as quickly as your cash.

  4. What better authority on the need to ban guns, right?

    Perhaps James Holmes can be subpoenaed to offer expert testimony.

  5. BoA has a bit of history when it comes to gun makers.

  6. Oh my.

    #ProgressiveCrayonColors

    Constitution penUmbra
    Ponytail Gray
    Brown-shirt Brown
    Invisible Conservative Black
    Blue Dress
    Rose Law Firm
    Inauthentic Black
    Green with Envy
    Fiscal Red
    Cornball Black
    White Guilt

  7. bank of america is when you think you just have to fart then you shit all over yourself

    oh wait that’s al roker

  8. how’s your walmart shovel?

  9. How’s the new job, happy? Did you meet your new bosses in Chi? Will you have to move?

  10. Fauxcahontas Red

  11. hi all is good I am back home

    i think after we talked about shovel, which I never used, I dropped down and scootered around and through the southern rockies and then I was kinda adventured out and skipped utah, opting to go through new mexico and arizona and here i am

    the new job is here for now, but once I get a handle on things I think I can move anywhere I please which I’ll have no choice but to do cause of the taxations… thinking of maybe just doing 6 months here and six months there for awhile – maybe start off in mississippi then go to colorado then do some georgia and then maybe some maine and then maybe manhattan and then settle in alabama at some point

    we’ll see how this all comes together but it’s fun to think about

    I start wednesday

    i went up and had lunch with NG today she is thinking of having a secondary baby wazzle, which is fun news

    also I got my turtles and they look really good

  12. winter is stupid I don’t know why people put up with that crap

  13. winter is stupid

    so are little debbies but the peeps put up with it

  14. snack cakes are a sometimes food

    but probably not this year

    and you know what that’s ok

  15. I’ll bet the turtles were happy to see you. Is it weird to be home?

  16. stay with the soft pretzels and hot mustard

  17. it feels much less permanent than it did when I left

    the first thing I did was take down scads of pictures

    i no longer feel like I am he who “supports local artists”

  18. don’t support local commies. go international

  19. that sounds really good… I brought home some boiled peanuts for next time I have people over and this weekend I’ll take my first stab at the scalloped tomatoes I found in virginia and probably do those pinto beans them ones are so fond of too, but those are super simple even for me

  20. Good. You’re detoxing from LA already!

  21. hah!

    there’s a bunny I was looking at before I left but it was pricey to where I was thinking long and hard on it

  22. yes LA is stupid and pointless leigh it’s one of those places you outgrow

  23. especially when you have to live in it with vapid idiot fuckholes who vote to raise their own sales taxes

    i bought 90% of my new job clothes in arizona

  24. here is the bunny it’s a little resin sculpture from some random chicom dude who had a rough childhood

    I’m over this idea now

  25. Yes, LA was fun when I was in my 20s. San Francisco, too. After a while though,you start thinking “What’s the point? Why am I hanging out with these losers?” Not all of them of course, but way too many of them.

    Sometimes you just want to buy a coffee and not have to listen to the barrista whining about his boyfriend while he’s foaming the milk.

  26. I keep meaning to try that, nr.

  27. you just have to say relationships are hard work buddy you just have to keep at it

    what can they say to that really

  28. hmm i could try that someday i wonder if you could do ribs

  29. i tried it with ribs using a slow cooker with link best to brine the ribs for about 8 hours

  30. i need a blow torch for the final rib thing. burn up the outside. but good news the arduino, thru processing, is reporting the data to data.txt

  31. i don’t have a blowtorch but I think I have one of those crack pipe lighters somewhere

  32. what can they say to that really

    Not much. Most of the time they heave heavy sighs and the like. I just look at my watch or start reading the paper.

  33. i did the ribs sans brine and they came out too dry. i’m going to brine the next batch because the ones i did in the oven came out good(200F for 6hrs). also for chick fil a fans How to Make a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich at Home there be brineing there

  34. Bring is good on pork chops, too. About half an hour in the brine, dry them off and cook.

  35. *brine

    stupid fingers

  36. i did the ribs sans brine and they came out too dry.

    foil or mop sauce

  37. she is thinking of having a secondary baby

    Congratulations, when did she get married?

  38. leigh

    Once I tried brining pork chops (this is particularly good) I’ve rarely fixed them any other way

    I’ve brined whole turkeys, too. Awesome.

  39. she been married for a long time she was already engaged when baby A came but she postponed wedding so she wouldn’t be pregnant at the ceremony which was fine cause the venue just switched the dates and then switched them again cause of how baby A threw everything off schedule so then they got married and went to hawaii on the honeymoon and then they found a cheaper daycare after baby A got to a certain point where he didn’t need so much special attention so now they can afford to extrude a sibling

  40. foil or mop sauce

    in a slow cooker with a rub and link

    the blow torch is handy for the final eats

  41. BCS Championship: what a bust.

  42. so i’m using the 1 wire stuff with the arduino/processing sw to do data.txt. next i want to map hf’s sojourn and make it web available. the shovel will be prominent.

  43. Oh, yeah, Mike, congrats on the Meineke Car Care Bowl win. If it wasn’t for you mentioning it, I never would have had the fun of paying due attention this year.

  44. Oh, yeah, Mike, congrats on the Meineke Car Care Bowl win. If it wasn’t for you mentioning it, I never would have had the fun of paying due attention this year.

    Thanks, bh. It was an exciting game, but the Red Raiders nearly gave me a coronary with all of their stupid penalties.

    Sorry that Wisconsin didn’t win the Rose Bowl, but at least they kept it close and had a shot.

  45. Somebody else comes over to the dark side and joins jeff on the civil war watch.

  46. Even Hewitt admits that it’s not unthinkable that the entire world economy collapse overnight, if we don’t get the spending and borrowing under control.

    Which, do you really need to join a Mensa chapter to get that?

    Which means that the O-ministration gets it.

    Which means Cloward-Piven isn’t sounding so nutty after all.

    Which also means that if it all falls over tomorrow and it becomes known that it WAS, in fact, a deliberate C-P strategy what done it all, nobody will apologize to Glenn Beck or to Jeff or to anyone else who was totally right.

    I hate people.

  47. I really don’t think Obama and most of his cohorts get it, particularly the bureaucracy. They might like the Cloward Piven ideal in the abstract, but I think they somehow believe it is only going to affect the “millionaires and billionaires” they don’t like and they are going to some how come out on top of a largely unchanged society after a minor shake up.

    I think they are truly too stupid to understand what is coming, because most of them are not likely to fare well if CP actually comes to fruition.

  48. Two Fiats walk in to a bar … ??

    Oh, you’ve heard this one.

  49. Crockpot ribs are great. Chili powder, garlic, onion sage, plenty of black pepper, some soy sauce, a lot of yellow mustard (about as much as if you were making a giant rib sandwich out of the entire rack), and about 50% apple cider vinegar, 50% water. Stir it up well before putting the ribs in. Don’t add salt until the end or it will make them tough. Slow-cook until the meat is almost falling off the bone, then finish on the grill to get a nice crust and smoke flavor. Naturally, unless your crockpot is a lot bigger than mine you’ll need to cut the rack(s) into pieces small enough to fit in. Kitchen shears work better than knives for this, IMO.

    I generally make pork chops in the deep fryer.

    nobody will apologize to Glenn Beck or to Jeff or to anyone else who was totally right.

    We’ll probably be too busy trying to stay alive.

  50. I think they are truly too stupid to understand what is coming, because most of them are not likely to fare well if CP actually comes to fruition.

    Indeed, beemoe, indeed.

    History indicates that those people are always the first ones sent to the camps.

  51. Oh, for Ernst: @Sultanknish ‘responded’ to your criticism of his @fpmag article. Your mistake was, you took him seriously!

  52. Crockpot ribs are great.

    Oh, I think I live because of my crock pot. If not for that wonderful device, there’d be no real ‘cooking’ going on around here. Toss in a couple pounds of roast beef, add tasty veggies, a cup of water & various herbs and spices, cook on low for 8 hours; go to work, the meal’s ready by the time I get home!

    Damned shame it won’t work with fish…

  53. Alex Jones looked like either a raging idiot or like a REAL American, opposite that whimpy Piers Morgan, who is Obama’s ideal ‘world citizen'; perfectly co-operative with the State, ready to do exactly as he’s told. It’s coming down to, we are either Piers or Alex.

  54. LA is stupid and pointless leigh it’s one of those places you outgrow

    Sounds like gourmet cupcakes and burritos have lost some of their appeal.

    Or they’re being outweighed by the negatives, which are legion.

  55. Alex Jones looked like either a raging idiot or like a REAL American

    I’m going with a bit of both. Jones actually sounded shockingly reasonable until he started getting angry, at which point the raging-idiot part seemed to dominate.

    I lost interest after the first two and a half minutes. Yes, I am finished, but here’s more.

    Honestly, why anyone would bother to appear on Morgan’s show mystifies me. Why validate the guy?

  56. I closed my Bank of Mexico accounts years ago, when they openly set up remittence money transfer services for illegal aliens, thus enabling criminal activity.

  57. hey might like the Cloward Piven ideal in the abstract, but I think they somehow believe it is only going to affect the “millionaires and billionaires” they don’t like and they are going to some how come out on top of a largely unchanged society after a minor shake up.

    The term for them is “useful idiot.”

  58. Your mistake was, you took him seriously!

    Well, I guess I won’t be doing that again.

  59. I really don’t think Obama and most of his cohorts get it, particularly the bureaucracy. They might like the Cloward Piven ideal in the abstract, but I think they somehow believe it is only going to affect the “millionaires and billionaires” they don’t like and they are going to some how come out on top of a largely unchanged society after a minor shake up.
    I think they are truly too stupid to understand what is coming, because most of them are not likely to fare well if CP actually comes to fruition.

    We can’t afford the luxury of thinking them stupid or misguided or naive.

  60. Dick’s Sporting Goods also screwed both it’s customers and gun manufacturers when it announced a week before Christmas that, “it was suspending sales of ‘modern sporting rifles’ in all stores, ‘out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre’”

    http://tinyurl.com/d8etn75

    I guess you don’t have to ban guns if you can just prevent them from being manufactured and/or sold.

  61. “I think they are truly too stupid to understand what is coming, because most of them are not likely to fare well if CP actually comes to fruition.”

    Maybe. But then you’ve got Homeland Security, Fish & Wildlife, etc. purchasing more hollow point bullets than imaginable last summer. Someone is thinking ahead…

  62. “YOU! Smith, Winston 38795! You’re not touching your toes!”

  63. They might like the Cloward Piven ideal in the abstract, but I think they somehow believe it is only going to affect the “millionaires and billionaires” they don’t like

    The “eat the rich” rhetoric is only to stir up the crowd. What makes you think that the Left uses language to communicate its beliefs? They use language to incite, to manipulate, and to obfuscate.

    Obama’s cronies ARE millionaires and billionaires (hello? Soros?), and they very much DO plan to use CP (or whatever is at hand) to tear down the old order to remake the world in their image.

    They’ve got resources in place. They’ve been planning and building for decades while we’ve been mucking around with real life.

    Do NOT underestimate these people, and absolutely do not assume ignorance where malicious power-grabbing can also explain it.

    Every society produces power-hungry people who live for nothing else but to dominate other people, on large scales and small. If the Left aren’t those people, who are they?

  64. Dick’s Sporting Goods also screwed both it’s customers and gun manufacturers when it announced a week before Christmas that, “it was suspending sales of ‘modern sporting rifles’ in all stores, ‘out of respect for the victims of the Connecticut massacre’”

    I doubt gun manufacturer’s were hurt at all, since there’s hardly a “sporticle” to be had in the United States right now.

    It would be interesting to know what Dick’s has done with whatever inventory it had on hand.

  65. I think they are truly too stupid to understand what is coming, because most of them are not likely to fare well if CP actually comes to fruition.

    Don’t confuse stupidity and arrogance. These people are not stupid. If CP actually comes to fruition, who’s holding the reins of power? Who has spent decades building little organizations such as ACORN (and dozens of others) to do their bidding in the streets.

    I don’t know whether they would actually come out on top when things come crashing down, but they’ll do their damnedest to try. They’re not going to shrug their shoulders and walk away if they don’t get what they want immediately. They will NOT give up their greedy aspirations for power, and they will NOT hesitate to make the most of any crisis that happens by.

    When the EBT cards stop working, they will use the occasion of the riots in the streets to impose martial law. Oh, it will only be temporary, they’ll say, but the Gods of the Copybook Headings say otherwise.

  66. A lot of people seriously overcook pork. Which is FINE if you like overcooked pork (and frankly a lot of people are used to it being over cooked).

    Yeah Trichinosis is scary. No doubt.

    Caribbeans have pork figured out better than most.

  67. ” These people are not stupid. ”

    Smart people have no difficulty thinking, believing, and doing stupid things.

  68. “I guess you don’t have to ban guns if you can just prevent them from being manufactured and/or sold.”

    If you want guns and are willing to pay for them then they WILL be manufactured and sold. Even in the UK or Canada. Just like drugs. Unfortunately just like sex slaves.

  69. winter is stupid I don’t know why people put up with that crap

    Winter is what allows us to have cabins on our 10,000 lakes, without everybody being bought out and overrun by Californian rejects who all think that the best way to appreciate the natural beauty of the lakes is to build 8,000 sq ft “cottages” all the way around them. Winter is what keeps the vermin in check, and keeps our mosquitos from growing to the size of your fist. Winter is what keeps us strong, by sending the weak to the South, the fragile to the emergency room, and the stupid to the bottom of a frozen lake.

    People who go outside in winter are hardy, resilient, and tough. Unfortunately, we stupidly built a bunch of underground parking and Skyways and climate-controlled office towers and covered sports facilities, and as a result we have hordes of coddled hothouse flowers who vote DFL every year. Our mistake.

    Speaking of which, I’m suffering mixed feelings at the news that Governor Dayton’s spine installation went well. He caused less damage when he was hiding under his desk. (Actually, I’m skeptical he had any surgery at all. I’m pretty sure the whole thing’s a scam so that he can go back to being heavily medicated.)

  70. I love winter.

    It gives me a break from yardwork. Snowstorms are beautiful. I’m heat-intolerant so it’s easier for me to do exercise outside. I also get to wear all new clothes.

    Also, in Utah, the air is dry, so we don’t get frost on the INSIDE of our windshields, nor do we have to add alcohol to the gas tank, nor do we get ice storms, nor does the wind cut right through us.

    None of those awful nor’easters with the moist gulf air colliding with Canadian air: we get modest snowfalls most of the time, and if we’re lucky, it stays cold enough to keep it all intact until spring. If everything’s going to be dead, it might as well be covered with snow.

    Plus I get different birdies at the feeder: juncos are my little winter birds.

    However, Northern Utah suffers from thermal inversions right about now, which depresses the soul and sends the Clean Air Advocates right out of their minds, while the rest of us go to Park City to enjoy the sun.

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