January 9, 2013

Quick and to the point

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Throw yourself in some Pol Pot and some Mao, and that’s quite the gun control stew you’ve got going there, isn’t it, useful idiots?

(h/t Glenn)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:56am
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  1. - The only question is, why did it take so long?

  2. The Hill: ** President Obama will likely take executive action in an effort to tamp down the recent rash of gun violence, Vice President Biden said Wednesday. **

    Taking care of a rash.

    What, that’s not unlike exterminating rats now, is it?

  3. I like to erect all my failed Utopias not just on the bones of two hundred million souls, but on the political tradition that killed them.

    Just for the fucking challenge of it all.

    Evidently redefining “shall not be infringed” is was far, far, far less of a challenge.

  4. Is Obama trying to breathe life into the Republican party?

    Because I’m already seeing the early signs of it’s disintegration, but this sort of thing might actually serve as a successful rallying point.

    Is his hand being forced or does he really think he’s got that kind of juice?

  5. President Obama will likely take executive action in an effort to tamp down the recent rash of gun violence, Vice President Biden said Wednesday.

    That’s so nice and gentle and all. And when a touch of rash-tamping is over? It’ll be over. How very soon we forget…including that we forget we forget.

    Hell, nine-tenths of the right didn’t even see this coming.

  6. The fact that there really hasn’t been a recent rash of gun violence is beside the point, which is tyranny.

  7. Because I’m already seeing the early signs of it’s disintegration, but this sort of thing might actually serve as a successful rallying point.

    Have you seen any kind of orchestrated pushback from the GOP establishment yet?

    We’re being represented by willing surrender monkeys.

  8. It would only prove useful to rally to an entity with a capacity for action
    ThomasD, and I think such a characteristic would include the Republican Party out, no matter how its cheerleaders may wish it were otherwise.

  9. Is his hand being forced or does he really think he’s got that kind of juice?

    - His hand was never forced, except of course in a futile attempt to keep his rapacious base in line that is. But, in fact, his destiny was always to this end.

    - Its what Marxists do. Its what they are.

  10. On just about any other issue I’d agree, but on this one I think he’s kicking a hornet’s nest.

  11. - Of course he is. Thats the point. If a hard Left pol is given power he will gravitate to ever higher power grabs because he can.

    - Eventually he will meet his waterloo.

  12. I wonder when and where the actual armed insurrection is going to kick off.

    Shit, maybe the South will rise again.

  13. Which drooling troll was it that mocked the assertion Obama wanted to regulate firearms? Remind me again.

  14. Well, that’s the thing. He’s got plenty of other victories lined up and within reach. Lose this one and it marks the start of his transition to lame duck.

  15. - While all this BS gun talk ensues, the disasterous economy is pushed out of the public discourse and eye, which is intentional.

    - Sort of Look….bunnies! for conservatives.

  16. SW, that would be slipshod.

  17. Ah, yes Cranky, the same slipperyloobrush. Sharp as a bar of soap.

  18. “Throw yourself in some Pol Pot and some Mao, and that’s quite the gun control stew you’ve got going there, isn’t it, useful idiots?”

    This isn’t shaming the left. It’s making them horny.

  19. Hello from Chile, by the way. Jolly nice country they’ve got down here.

  20. Any volcanoes popping off down there at the moment SW?

  21. Had an earthquake yesterday morning, but I haven’t seen any lava. The mountain caught fire and the power grid exploded in the middle of my talk. That was kind of cool.

  22. What makes you think he’s going to lose this ThomasD?

  23. They’s five species of Booby to be found in Chile, just to note. We needn’t detail them here however, as anyone can reckon the types from memory.

  24. I have seen several magnificent specimens just in the last 10 minutes, my friend.

  25. - Juat as a point of clarity, which type of boobies are we discusssing here?

  26. Why yes, BBH.

  27. That’s cool, SW. Enough free time to enjoy some of their wine? It’s my understanding that there are some great vineyard tours available. A friend and his wife were down in Santiago a couple years ago and they’re still raving about it.

  28. For them with the bandwidth and processing speed to support it, this here virtual tour (ALMA) of a desert northern area of Chile, right up on the Bolivian border is very cool too. Specially cool for the folks actually there, I guess, being as it’s 5000 m up.

  29. What makes you think he’s going to lose this ThomasD?

    Define a ‘victory’ and maybe I could answer that question.

    Any president can issue all the executive orders he wants, the question is: What becomes of them?

    Is he doing theatrics, or does he really expect anything significant to be accomplished? I’m not clear on his objectives, and think he’s making a tactical mistake by forcing this issue above other ones where his opposition is not nearly so united.

  30. His “Executive orders” don’t mean squat to me.

    I ain’t in your fuckin’ army, slick.

  31. We’re being represented by willing surrender monkeys.

    Here’s an attempt to get the surrender monkeys out of the fetal position and back on the firing line.

    Not very hopeful of the message being heard by the GOP, though. It sounds far too Hobbity and Outlaw-ish for such delicate ears to hear and comprehend.

  32. I’ve got some free time tomorrow and Friday, bh. I’m right in the valley of Casablanca where the vineyards are, so will try and see what I can. I have to say the vino tinto has been pretty good. There’s also some drinkable bock bier.

  33. The loosest sense of victory in Obazma’s scheme of things is any unchallenged in-gathering of power he can achieve, in small things and large. He appoints members to the NLRB without challenge: victory. He issues an Executive order instituting a de facto operation of the un-passed Dream Act without challenge: victory. And so on through the iterations.

  34. And regarding that Drudge headline, I’m greatly enjoying the lib meltdown on Twitter (end elsewhere) over it. These are same people who though “Bushitler” was hilarious and patriotic dissent.

  35. Sounds wonderful, SW. Have fun!

  36. Sounds wonderful, SW. Enjoy!

    May you bring bottles of wine back to the UK?

  37. “daveinsocal says January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    And regarding that Drudge headline, I’m greatly enjoying the lib meltdown on Twitter (end elsewhere) over it. These are same people who though “Bushitler” was hilarious and patriotic dissent.”

    The left loved Hitler before they hated him. They love a strong man on a white horse and would love a new model. It would be like a new iPhone for them. Their idea when they see a Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot…YES PLEASE! And they think it will work out better this time because it’s THEM wishing for it instead of their old professors and THEY are special.

    The pro-gun side is being tied to Alex Jones right now. Alex just had a loud shrill shouty super-freak0out last Sunday. It was as rich a mine of smelly sticky political shit as is possible without hand puppets being involved. He is going to be passed off as the face of the pro-2nd amendment movement from here on out. He will be the psycho everyone is supposed to ridicule and be afraid of being associated with.

    Who is Alex Jones? This guy. Shouting down Michelle Malkin at the Devner Mint in 2008 during the Democratic conventions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU42hL0T18c

    On his radio show in 2009:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmAiD2k8rNY

    On Piers Morgan on Monday

    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/08/gun-advocate-alex-jones-of-petition-to-deport-piers-morgan-freaks-out-on-cnn

  38. Is his hand being forced or does he really think he’s got that kind of juice?

    Between this and the Hagel nomination, I suspect Obama’s trying to provoke a Tea Party split in the GOP, if not out-and-out internecine warfare…

  39. Hush now and go hunt your wabbits. We are after a different game to slaughter, [as per post above].

  40. Which drooling troll was it that mocked the assertion Obama wanted to regulate firearms? Remind me again.

    All of them. Hundreds of times.

  41. I feel safer with guns only in the “right” hands, don’t you.

  42. Hello from Chile, by the way. Jolly nice country they’ve got down here.

    I understand it looks a lot like Northern Utah, what with the mountains on the east and the water on the west.

    We had a self-exiled visiting Chilean poet at BYU for awhile. He dug Utah because it reminded him of la patria.

  43. Between this and the Hagel nomination, I suspect Obama’s trying to provoke a Tea Party split in the GOP, if not out-and-out internecine warfare…

    I agree. I think that’s one of his definitions of victory. I think enacting “law” by way of executive order, reviving the Imperial Presidency as it were, is another.

    Is he doing theatrics, or does he really expect anything significant to be accomplished? I’m not clear on his objectives, and think he’s making a tactical mistake by forcing this issue above other ones where his opposition is not nearly so united.

    I am not convinced his opposition is united. Visgoths and Hobbits and bitter clingers are united on this, sure. Republicans certainly aren’t, and neither are gun owners. There are too many useful idiots trying to feed their neighbors to the crocodile for a united opposition.

  44. The pro-gun side is being tied to Alex Jones right now.

    That’s only going to work for the know-nothings on the Left. One of my cow-orkers, slow to grow out of his college daze, joined the NRA last week as a show of defiance. (Kid reads Zero Hedge now, too. I’m so proud of him!)

    This is a losing gambit for them. Their attempts to tie us to a paranoid conspiracist aren’t going to accomplish much, given that they really are trying to disarm us. No paranoia needed, nor any delusions — they’re on CNN every day announcing it to the nation.

  45. I’ll be bringing a few bottles back, leigh, but they’ll have to go in hold luggage. It’s a fabulous country, the foothills around Santiago reminded me of Murcia in Spain, but the Andes are like no other mountains I’ve seen. They are all so sharp and crisp, look like they’ve just been unwrapped and taken out of the box. I wish I had a couple of weeks here.

  46. I hope you are right Squid, both that it does not take hold, and that out side has a good response for it. I would love to see the leftist sprint halted in a manner that takes both their momentum and wind.

  47. The White House on Tuesday afternoon reached out to major philanthropic foundations not typically associated with gun control to gauge how much they are willing to get involved in President Obama’s future gun violence prevention efforts, according to a person on the call.

    The call, which featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and members of Vice President Biden’s staff, was largely a “listening session,” according to the person on the call, who represents a foundation invited to participate.

    The person said the call included the Open Society Institute, the McCormick Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Endowment. Those groups, which traditionally work in public health fields, have not previously been identified with major gun control efforts.

    White House officials declined to comment about the call.

    “There’s only one reason why you get a bunch of deep-pocketed funders on the phone,” the participant said. “It’s not because they’re great dancers. It’s because at the end of the day you need to tap into them for something.”

    Obama SOP from Chicago.

  48. Yep, it’s true to form community organizing. Formulaic, even.

  49. Yeah. Whoever tried to build that “the free market failed in 2007 and low taxes and deregulation don’t build revenue and growth” sand castle has some splainin’ to do…except they don’t because progressives are being held above ‘splainin’ so’s to protect the narrative.

  50. [..] President Obama’s future gun violence prevention efforts = President Obama’s future gun banning. For anyone not yet with the program.

  51. palaeomerus says January 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I have watched man of that guy’s videos. Something stinks here.

  52. “We underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on Thursday in person, so we are sending an appropriate representative to participate.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/276283-wal-mart-to-participate-in-biden-meeting#ixzz2HWRExjSv

    Nice little business you got there, WalMart. Be a shame . . .

  53. “I understand it looks a lot like Northern Utah, what with the mountains on the east and the water on the west.”

    Is there some way for me to add photos to your Flickr account? I have a few of Chile laying around here, if you are interested.

    SW Will you visit Valpariso? How about the southern part of the country?

  54. At this moment, Gulermo, I’m having dinner in Viña del Mar, so I could throw a stone and hit Valparaiso. I wish I could get down to the south, but I just haven’t got time.

  55. The Municipal building has a statue from the isla de Pasqua Easter Islands. Are you near the Casino? Take a carriage tour and they will take you past it. A stroll along the pacific north of the casino along the rock abatement is interesting for the inspirational messages and scripture written on the rocks.

  56. SW
    Ask Jeff to send you my email and I will send you photos from the southern part of the country.

  57. SW

    That should have read: The Municipal building in Vina del Mar has a monolito from the isla de Pasqua, the Easter Islands.

    “I just haven’t got time.”

    You owe it to yourself to make the time. Who knows when or even if you will have this opportunity again. Chile has high speed rail with sleeping cars, so you can travel at night and still see the country, during the day.

    We rented a Peugeot diesel sub-compact, but with the speed limit at 120 kph it takes alot of time to get from the north to the south.

  58. A brief passage from Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

    http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/34410.html

  59. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/stanley-mcchrystal-gun-control_n_2431063.html

    Disgraced and Ret. General Stan McChrystal meows at door like sad kitty wanting to be let back in. Oh sure, he defended the constitution once. That was then. Where is your god now 2nd amendment? Forward! Meeewwww!

  60. Hot Air finally launches a minor satirical sally against the more adult sophisticated wibbly wobbly jello like strategic side of the GOP. I guess the rotting stench must have finally reach the heights of the exalted citadel

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/08/moderate-republican-group-dropping-republican-from-name/

  61. (Same as Hot Air story only with clear info instead of hot edgy snarkin’ )

    ” The Republican Main Street Partnership, a Washington-based group that has promoted moderate GOP lawmakers and policies, will remove the word “Republican” from its title and welcome center-right Democrats in 2013, Yahoo News has learned.
    The organization’s board of directors voted Tuesday morning to scrap party identification from its title and be known simply as “The Main Street Partnership.” The group’s new president, former Ohio Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette, told Yahoo News that he plans to begin conversations with Blue Dog Democrats and centrist groups in the coming months. ”

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/moderate-republican-group-remove-republican-name-welcome-democrats-191019543–politics.html

  62. Geoffb, that entire list of foundations is part of the who’s who of the big-government lefty PBS community-organizing cartel. OSI is Soros’ main front group.

  63. David Gregory’s assumed 4th estate immunity against DC’s unterdökkmenschen (lesser dingy menial workers) gun laws is still being intricately hammered out by DC sky-wizards and an AG who apparently have a very tightly written ‘no exceptions’ unlawful possession law to convincingly ‘splain away. “Ah fuck it! O’l Davy’s good people! ” is apparently not catching on as well as they’d hoped. Sometimes ‘the narrative’ can be a very heavy burden, as can the inconvenient externalities of yesterday’s hoplophobic paranoia.

  64. Slate decides to wander out of the protective shadow of Erlich’s 44 year old neo-Malthusian wing for just a little while just to see if it’s as bad in the faith-based outside zone as they had heard.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/world_population_may_actually_start_declining_not_exploding.html

  65. In the interest of saving time, I’m going to start sewing yellow stars on my clothes now.

  66. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/09/guns-are-killing-the-republican-party.html

    Mark McKinnon borrows Megan McCain’s self hating republican cool kid drama bullhorn and tries to talk the GOP off of the ledge of probably the one issue that is, according to polling, still solidly in its favor. And he uses the phrase ‘high capacity ammunition’ which shows how in tight he is with the Colorado gun culture and then he calls Bloomberg’s proposals reasonable. Y’know. As ye do…

    “• Reinstatement of an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition ”

    These suggestions are mostly of the ignorant or ‘try to look busy’ variety. One as already done as Mr. McKinnon would know if he read the law. “• Outlaw armor-piercing bullets ” Unless he means ‘any rifle bullet .22 WMR and up this is done already. ‘ Next thing you know he’ll want those teflon cop killer bullets off the streets too. Or those horrific ‘Medusa’ rounds that can turn a person into stone.

    His most beautifully ironically surreal idea for gun control?

    “• The Justice Department should crack down on rogue gun dealers ”

    From your lips to Holder’s ears Mark! And may the crackdown be fast and furious!

  67. Here’s the link of David Gregory’s ongoing shadow play representing a nightmare if indeed he were a normal man before the DC law and not a protected servant of the mouth of his lordship, the Forwardy one.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-attorney-generals-office-to-investigate-display-of-ammunition-magazine-on-tv/2013/01/08/84f86a1c-598c-11e2-beee-6e38f5215402_story.html

  68. Piers Morgan vs. Marine Joshua Boston about the letter he wrote to Dianne Feinstein regarding her plans for gun control.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/piers-morgan-confronts-former-marine-where-do-more-guns-lead-us-other-than-utter-wild-west-hell/

  69. David Gregory’s assumed 4th estate immunity against DC’s unterdökkmenschen (lesser dingy menial workers) gun laws is still being intricately hammered out by DC sky-wizards and an AG who apparently have a very tightly written ‘no exceptions’ unlawful possession law to convincingly ‘splain away.

    Somebody ought to start pestering NBC, NBC’s corporate parents, Meet the Press, NBC’s News division and David Gregory personally to comment on the story about the SF guy, as seen in Jeff’s “Twitter Thing”

  70. Mark McKinnon has served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, and Bono, and has helped to engineer five successful presidential primary and general elections. McKinnon is a cofounder of No Labels, a non-profit organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil discourse, and problem solving in politics.

    If the GOP ever decides to get serious about arresting the long slide into irrelevancy, one of the first things it’s going to have to do is stop taking advice from “advisers” who think the GOP’s problem is that it isn’t more like the Democrat party.

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