February 18, 2013

Scenes from the Colorado Assembly

Just watched a Colorado Democrat cite GOP Senators McCain, Coburn, and Kirk’s support for universal background checks to prove that nothing being done here in Colorado is problematic or even controversial.  Instead, it proves broad bipartisan support for a national law that , like the state law, has no enforcement mechanism save from some future bill providing for a gun registry.

RINO statists giving cover to progressive statists.  The ruling class at the national level giving cover to the statists at the local level.  And both the magazine ban and universal background check have now passed the Democrat-led Colorado assembly.

Here’s my advice going forward:  if you can’t vote for a conservative / classical liberal, don’t vote.  If to vote for a conservative or classical liberal you have to go third party, do so.

At least you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror.  And in the end, that’s what you’ll be able to leave to your children:  a commitment to integrity and intellectual honesty.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:33pm
106 comments | Trackback

Comments (106)

  1. The SAF and NRA have to take a dump on these invertebrates. It would also help if Ted Cruz and Rand Paul said what they thought about them.

  2. Colorado Democrat: Women Don’t Need Guns If They ‘Feel Like They’re Going To Be Raped’

    It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles.

  3. what happen to “choice”

  4. This country is fucked. So very very very very very very very very very very fucked.

  5. Just watched a Colorado Democrat cite GOP Senators McCain, Coburn, and Kirk’s support for universal background checks to prove that nothing being done here in Colorado is problematic or even controversial. Instead, it proves broad bipartisan support for a national law that , like the state law, has no enforcement mechanism save from some future bill providing for a gun registry.

    What’s going on here

  6. one can’t expect John McCain to bravely stand up for constitutional rights

    for he is a loathsome disgusting coward

  7. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787

  8. Mike, the trick is to find enough patriots willing to shed blood. We WILL be pushed to that point. Is that day now, or tomorrow? Or will tomorrow be too late?

    I say gun control (in ANY form) at this point is the bright red line. We concede to proggs on anything about guns now, we lose.

    It’s like the girl that agrees to sleep with a billionaire for $10 million, and then is propositioned for a hundred thousand instead. What she is has been established, now they’re just negotiating…

  9. Coburn is a doctor and my senator. I’m convinced that many doctors are closet lefties. Mrs. Darth excepted, of course.

  10. T. Jefferson to W. S. Smith, November 13, 1787 (3 Pages, click the image to enable a toggleable large/small view)

  11. Mike, the trick is to find enough patriots willing to shed blood. We WILL be pushed to that point. Is that day now, or tomorrow? Or will tomorrow be too late?

    That is the pressing question of our time. I recall a quote from Ernest Hemingway’s Notes on the Next War:

    “Not this August, nor this September; you have this year to do in what you like. Not next August, nor next September; that is still too soon; they are still too prosperous from the way things pick up when armament factories start at near capacity; they never fight as long as money can still be made without. So you can fish that summer and shoot that fall or do whatever you do, go home at nights, sleep with your wife, go to the ball game, make a bet, take a drink when you want to, or enjoy whatever liberties are left for anyone who has a dollar or a dime. But the year after that or the year after that they fight. Then what happens to you?”

  12. Coburn is a doctor and my senator.

    Such a shame what has happened to him. He was once the next great conservative hope, much like Cruz, Paul, and Rubio are now.

  13. T. Jefferson to W. S. Smith, November 13, 1787 (3 Pages, click the image to enable a toggleable large/small view)

    Thanks, sdferr.

  14. For bookmarking purposes, the catalogue of Jefferson’s General Correspondence. 1651-1827.

  15. I don’t think bloodshed is required. American progressives and lefties are basically cowards, if good folks make a stand they leadership will threaten and bluster, but their followers don’t have the stomach for it.

  16. that doesn’t mean we can’t bleed a couple propaganda sluts just for to give the others something to think on

  17. I lived in Oklahoma in 2008, and I remember yelling at Tom Cole’s office for his vote on TARP. The bimbo on the phone told me, “Sen. Coburn is for it. Isn’t that good enough for you?” And she was dead serious.

    I despise Tom Coburn even more than most liberals. Lowest level of hell and all that.

  18. Well, okay, as long as we can continue to be polite about it. I don’t think raised taxes and lowered rights is really anything to get all bad about. Not when we have so much almost good tv!

    Why, killing fauxamanda was so shocking, I barely miss freedom!

  19. what’s a fauxamanda?

  20. This country is fucked. So very very very very very very very very very very fucked.

    Indeed. A plan to go to ground could come in very handy.

    I was thinking about Colorado as a possible destination when I finally escape Proggtardia. Barring some brash display of common sense, it’s off the list.

  21. Already took that advice, Jeff. I didn’t vote for Mitt. McCain was the last straw, and it’ll take quite a while for me to regain the self-respect I lost with that one.

    O/T: add another 8 million murders to the greenie/lefty death toll:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/project_syndicate0/2013/02/gm_food_golden_rice_will_save_millions_of_people_from_vitamin_a_deficiency.single.html

  22. B Moe, I’d like to think you’re right, but your local fluffheads aren’t the muscle. Aside from the multiple historical examples of progressives run amok, this particular group is being run out of Chicago. ’nuff said.

  23. Right now texas has a commercial where a stereotypical two kid white family is driving along, sees a police car behind them, and realizes that the dad who is driving failed to renew his drivers license. They start freaking the hell out and pull over and the police car passes them by.

    In reality if you get stopped for an expired license they have a citation that has a dismissal provision (with a fee) if you get your license within a 30 day time period and provide the court with evidence that you did so.

    So why does some bureaucrat want to comically simulate drivers and their families terrified of failing to renew their drivers licenses?

    On March 1st plastic bags are banned from retailers in Austin including grocery stores for environmental reasons. You are supposed to bring your own reusable shopping bags.

    We have a huge number of people on EBT and radio commercials that promote EBT (LONESTAR CARD!) and even portray it as a healthy eating plan to help you lose weight and get in shape.

    Austin is surrounded by camera operated instant billing by mail turnpikes now many of which were put on previously existing highways built by the tax payers. We have these lame radio commercials where the shill claims to LOVE the new empty road and it’s low low $2 price, less if you buy a TX Tag good for x trips.

    I really don’t recognize this state anymore. I don’t think I can honestly recommend Texas as a big fortress state.

  24. Alan Bloom, from neo-neocon.

  25. So the greenies would rather have little kids go blind than serve them GMO rice, Spies?

    I think their own kids should have to survive on such a diet.

  26. I read that yesterday sdferr. It prompted me to buy the book at last.

  27. They wouldn’t make much of a real fighting force but there are plenty of leftists willing to do violence. Al Sharpton can rally some murderers in no time flat. So can the anonymous teenagers and college students who take over entire cities when the WTO comes to town.

    Add in a few police unions fearing pension reform and I have a feeling they could essentially riot their way to unbridled power in any number of cities.

    Rifles with scopes and good neighbors are a blessing. As are generators, gardens, and beer brewing equipment.

  28. Does this make you want to drive a car in Texas?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3luR7Qfprg

    To me this says that the cops in Texas are Judge Dredd assholes who will throw you and your family in jail for small things and you should be frightened of them.

  29. We really do need to get working on the home manufacturing of antibiotics though. That’s just a clear oversight on our part.

  30. If to vote for a conservative or classical liberal you have to go third party, do so.

    Is it still a third party if there is no second party?

  31. So gun free zones are rape quasi-permitted stalking zones according to that asshole. That’s what “forward” looks like?

  32. They wouldn’t make much of a real fighting force but there are plenty of leftists willing to do violence. Al Sharpton can rally some murderers in no time flat. So can the anonymous teenagers and college students who take over entire cities when the WTO comes to town.

    Add in a few police unions fearing pension reform and I have a feeling they could essentially riot their way to unbridled power in any number of cities.

    Once they leave the cities I think they might find things a bit less to their liking.

    The Chicago gang is tough as long as folks are willing to try to get along, but for every Rahm Emmanuel you have a dozen Obamas and Axelrods. I don’t see Acorn and OFA and OWS or any of those having the stomach to deal with a pissed off and heavily armed bunch of middle Americans.

  33. Here’s my advice going forward: if you can’t vote for a conservative / classical liberal, don’t vote. If to vote for a conservative or classical liberal you have to go third party, do so.

    Agreed. To vote for the GOP is not to vote for individual freedoms and small governance anymore. This monstrous Republican Party has to be strangled of funds and left hanging, twisting, until there emerges something stronger to take on both parties that are really but one Party.

    There’s no happy ending for this reeling Republic. It’ll grind to a complete economic halt, because the far-Left Democrat party statists will keep fighting for impossible outcomes; the GOP won’t really even try to punch back hard enough. Very few GOP ‘fighters’ have but weak, showy punches, swings not meant to be effective; then when they get punched back, their glass jaws shatter. John McCain, that’s you. Strong, effective fighting elements are quickly marginalized by all. Sarah Palin comes to mind.

    We all know what direction they’re taking us, and how it will eventually end.

  34. That representative needs to find himself alone in an unfamiliar area late at night, suddenly surrounded by vatos and then he can talk about preventable rape.

    My guess is he will be singing a different tune.

  35. I think he’ll blame Bush for anything that happens to him.

  36. Once they leave the cities I think they might find things a bit less to their liking.

    Indubitably. There’s quite a bit of city here in the US nowadays though.

    It could end up a bit like the Great Leap Forward only this time everyone in the cities starve.

  37. bh: chloramphenicol would probably be the easiest.

    It’s still a very good antibiotic, but is no longer widely used because there’s a rare, but very serious reaction to it.

  38. Sarah Palin comes to mind.

    It’s amazing, the numbers who feel the need to sneer on the record at the announcement of her CPAC speaking slot. On both sides of the aisle.

    She’ll be one of the scant few worth listening to. Is Scarborough on the slate this year? Colin Powell?

  39. insert sneerings here!

  40. wait. Is this the same Sarah Palin what endorsed McCain in his last senate race?

  41. I couldn’t help but thinking, after reading this New Yorker piece by Henrich Hertzberg, that what if 9/11 happened again tomorrow in New York City? Would I really care about New York City the way I did back then?

    Or would I just shrug and ask, “A shame, that; but, more importantly, how’s Sioux City getting along ?”

  42. leigh: Yes, just as they’d rather let millions of kids die of malaria than risk the (never proven) risk of DDT to birds.

    WRT chloramphenicol: I just learned that there’s an analog called thiamphenicol that does not cause the bad reaction. It’s used in human treatment in Italy and China, and for veterinary use in the United States. It looks like it would be just as easy to make if you had a chemist on tap.

  43. Hmmmph. ‘feets, you’re a one-trick pony. Gay marriagings is now the only thinger you’ll embrace.

    Or as I like to call the gay marriagings, ‘Animal Husbandry’.

  44. “A shame, that; but, more importantly, how’s the ground zero mosque” Sioux City getting along ?”

  45. All the humpings and none of the lifeydoodles.

  46. gay marriage plus menchie’s red velvet yogurt with mochi on top plus also I would very much embrace the keystone xl pipeline and also I heart sequesters

  47. Spies: Yes. That DDT fiction won’t die no matter how many stakes are driven through its heart. I’m thinking hte uptick of West Nile Virus in Florida may finally turn the tide. When kids in Palm Beach start kicking the bucket or racking up huge hospital bills maybe the lights will come on.

    WRT chloramphenicol: I plan to loot the pharmacies when SHTF.

  48. I have been spending more time trying to talk to, which means mostly listening, to my lefty friends, and one of the big things I find myself thinking is “nobody expects the inquisition!” because they all have an complete confidence that nothing major is ever going to change ever again and nothing really bad is ever going to happen and the world as we know it can only really get better, with maybe a slight exception for global warming but I don’t think most of them even believe that.

    Non of them realize how delicate the food chain the depend on is, how dependant on fossil fuel it is. None of them realize that our money and economy are totally based on confidence, and what thin ice it is on because of it. None of them realize that our government is basically based on confidence, and if enough local and regional governments were to say fuck you to the feds there really ain’t a whole lot the feds could do about it, short of invading their own country.

    What I am saying is, as long as middle America stays armed, and I don’t know about the rest of the country but N. Ga. is fucking armed to the teeth right now, when the shit goes pear shaped the Progs aren’t going to know what hit them. Most of them have no idea how shit works or how to live any kind of live except what they are living right now.

    They will be dangerous in their fear and desperation, but not as any kind of organized threat.

    That’s my way of seeing it, any way.

  49. That’s all very nice, ‘feets, but in attacking the strongest of the conservatives, you might as well give up on all the pipelines and the coal mines and everything else that’s not as important as keeping Kevin Jennings protected.

    lifeydoodles are the strongest of the conservatives. Haven’t you realized that yet?

  50. i’m a watch a movie now Mr. serr8d

  51. bh: chloramphenicol would probably be the easiest.
    It’s still a very good antibiotic, but is no longer widely used because there’s a rare, but very serious reaction to it.

    Thanks, SBP.

  52. …when the shit goes pear shaped the Progs aren’t going to know what hit them.

    The feds have billions of our bullets, beemoe. Billions.of.bullets. All of those purchased for use against conveniently re-labeled-as-terrorists, citizens. Proggs will direct, for awhile at least, where those bullets are aimed.

    The ‘for awhile at least’ period will be difficult to survive I’m afraid.

  53. Pablo. Lots of remote land in CO. Stay away from Denver and don’t really concern yourself with Boulder — they’d have to mount raids on ten speed bikes — and you can find lots of places to hole up. I’m in Weld county. The Sheriff got a standing ovation at Lott’s speech the other night. He is about as solid as you can get on 2nd Amendment rights.

  54. Here’s how McCain works. He’s telling David Gregory that, although Hagel isn’t good enough to be SecDef, he’ll allow him to go ahead because that extended posturing period was good enough while it lasted. It made Obama frown, and that’s good enough.

    Then, McCain needs a diversion away from Hagel, and also a nice sop to toss to conservatives. ‘Benghazi!’, he screams, ‘a massive coverup!’, he says.

    Posturing II because he’s finished Posturing I. Next month he’ll have forgotten what he was posturing about.

  55. Heh, in re DDT, the protagonists in I Am Curious — Yellow/Blue were bathed in it in order to rid them of scabies, or at least such was the Swedish depiction of the times.

  56. The feds have billions of our bullets, beemoe. Billions.of.bullets. All of those purchased for use against conveniently re-labeled-as-terrorists, citizens. Proggs will direct, for awhile at least, where those bullets are aimed.

    I don’t care how many bullets they got, how many shooters do they have? How many FBI, ATF or DHS agents are going to go in the field and take on a pissed off populace with the local law enforcement on their side?

    they’d have to mount raids on ten speed bikes — and you can find lots of places to hole up. I’m in Weld county. The Sheriff got a standing ovation at Lott’s speech the other night. He is about as solid as you can get on 2nd Amendment rights.

    That is what I am talking about. The feds ought to be stocking up on toilet paper, that is what they will need if folks get riled.

  57. We don’t need to storm the Beltway in an armed insurrection: just tell D.C. to step off and then it’s them and what army.

  58. Posturing II because he’s finished Posturing I. Next month he’ll have forgotten what he was posturing about.

    And most fall for it. Just a few bones here and there is all that’s necessary.

    Yeah, we are pretty darn fucked.

  59. That is what I am talking about. The feds ought to be stocking up on toilet paper, that is what they will need if folks get riled.

    Yes. But don’t pretend they can’t bring the thunder to any given circumstance. They most certainly can.

  60. sdferr, I was thinking that DDT is what the guards used to use to delouse prisoners back in the day, as well.

  61. Last night I was watching a French murder mystery made in 2010 (wherein the crime-solver is an urbane, free-spirited oenologist: only in France!).

    Anywho, things got kinda dicey, and his two lab assistants were afraid that the bad guys were gonna come to the lab, so the girl pulls out her shotgun and loads it, and the fey youth hyperventilates, and both the oenologist and the girl tell him to pipe down already: she is a crack shooter and the cops can’t get there fast enough.

    She never had to use her weapon, but the point was made: the scaredy-cat kid did not hold the higher moral ground but rather was a pansy.

    In France.

    Which horse of the apocalypse is that?

  62. Don’t pick on the Frogs too much, di.

    Charlemagne. Carles Martel. And an oldy, Eleanor D’Aquitaine. They had their share of badasses.

    Plus, the populace has had massive demonstrations against gay marriage in the last week.

  63. Last night I was watching a British automotive show, di, and they were making fun of stodgy Americans because they were driving in the middle of the desert and the speed limit was still 55.

    They’re rather entertaining chauvinistic for Queen and country as a running bit but I still felt a little embarrassed.

  64. gay marriage plus menchie’s red velvet yogurt with mochi on top plus also I would very much embrace the keystone xl pipeline and also I heart sequesters

    Oh, the inonanity.

  65. Yep, DDT is only very slightly toxic to people and other mammals. They used to drench cattle in it, too.

    It might be good to have some poppy seeds in your emergency stash, too. You never know when you’ll get a hankering for poppy seed rolls in a disaster situation.

    You have to be careful, though. I’ve heard that some brands are fertile, so make sure to not spill any of them on the ground where they might grow. That would be a violation of the current federal narcotics laws.

  66. Don’t eat poppy seed breads or pastries for a week or so if you have to have a drug screen, either. You’ll test positive for opiates.

    Spies, what did cropdusters use back in the early 60s? I remember playing in the yard and watching the cropdusters across the road every summer. There was an enormous commercial corn field adjacent to a commercial cotton crop and they both got dusted heavily.

  67. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was DDT. It wasn’t banned until 1972, according to what I’m seeing.

  68. Well. And none of us died! Only the boll weevils and other pests curled up their toes.

    Imagine that.

  69. I had thought the poppy seed thing was urban legend, but no. Google it, people!

  70. I had thought so, too slart. It’s true.

  71. I recall a story about US Marines who’d eaten burgers at McD’s with poppy seeds subsequently brought up on charges after a random drug test. They were ultimately vindicated.

  72. It wasn’t banned until 1972, according to what I’m seeing.

    RUCKELSHAUS, CARSON, AND DDT

  73. nr, see my observation at 6:54.

  74. Don’t pick on the Frogs too much, di.

    Charlemagne. Carles Martel. And an oldy, Eleanor D’Aquitaine. They had their share of badasses.

    The DGSE typically doesn’t play around either, as Greenpeace learned back in the 80′s.

  75. OT: I just noticed on Twitter that our ol’ buddy RTO Trainer has a military history blog-type thing going. Here you can click by date and here you can find the most recent posts.

    Worth a look.

  76. I’d forgotten about that. I keep hoping the Japanese whalers will sink a few of the greenies who are always tacking up next to them and yelling through their bullhorns.

  77. OT the second: I’ll admit I’ve only read one of the entries so far but, wow. My apologies for the length but it’s late and I reckon no one will mind. Here:

    *SABO, JR., LESLIE H.
    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class, Organization: U.S. Army, Company: Company B, 3d Battalion, Division: 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Born: February 23, 1948, Austria, Departed: Yes (05/10/1970), Entered Service At: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, G.O. Number: , Date of Issue: 05/16/2012, Accredited To: Pennsylvania, Place / Date: May 10, 1970, Se San, Cambodia. Citation: Specialist Four Leslie H. Sabo Jr. distinguished himself by conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his own life while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia, on May 10, 1970. On that day, Specialist Four Sabo and his platoon were conducting a reconnaissance patrol when they were ambushed from all sides by a large enemy force. Without hesitation, Specialist Four Sabo charged an enemy position, killing several enemy soldiers. Immediately thereafter, he assaulted an enemy flanking force, successfully drawing their fire away from friendly soldiers and ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat. In order to re-supply ammunition, he sprinted across an open field to a wounded comrade. As he began to reload, an enemy grenade landed nearby. Specialist Four Sabo picked it up, threw it, and shielded his comrade with his own body, thus absorbing the brunt of the blast and saving his comrade’s life. Seriously wounded by the blast, Specialist Four Sabo nonetheless retained the initiative and then single-handedly charged an enemy bunker that had inflicted severe damage on the platoon, receiving several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire in the process. Now mortally injured, he crawled towards the enemy emplacement and, when in position, threw a grenade into the bunker. The resulting explosion silenced the enemy fire, but also ended Specialist Four Sabo’s life. His indomitable courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members. Specialist Four Sabo’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness, above and beyond the call of duty, at the cost of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.

    [Forgot to give the link originally.]

  78. because they were driving in the middle of the desert and the speed limit was still 55.

    That only happens in Idaho. Everyone knows that.

    You never know when you’ll get a hankering for poppy seed rolls in a disaster situation.

    Papaver somniferum is not sold legally in the U.S. on account of it being the Opium Poppy. Papaver orientalis is narcotic-free. Papaver rhoeas has mild sedative properties.

    So pay attention to the species.

    I also don’t know which species is used in poppy-seed buns and other pastries.

  79. According to Wikipedia and everything else I’ve read, the poppy seeds used in baking are indeed Papaver somniferum.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed

  80. More pushback

    States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions.

    Nine states have proposed such legislation since President Obama and fellow Democrats in the Senate began trying to tighten federal gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings that occurred within months of each other.

    “There’s a lot of momentum,” Montana activist Gary Marbut told FoxNews.com on Monday.

    Marbut was behind the original Firearms Freedom Act, which says the Commerce Clause allowing Congress to regulate inter-state commerce does not apply to the in-state manufacturing, selling and ownership of firearms. Montana passed the bill in 2009.

  81. Mexican lawmakers will ask the U.S. Senate to create a registry of all commercialized firearms in border states, which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Mexico says it will make it easier to trace guns used in violent attacks.

  82. Just for the slantness.

    At Weasel Zippers they have a piece about the 4 new gun laws that the Colorado house passed. The article quoted in from AP and is at HuffPo. at the bottom of the HuffPo piece is a slide show of ten pictures and commentary about, “Pivotal Moments in the Federal gun control debate.”

    Picture Number 4 is of a black surface on which hundreds of rounds of ammo are laid out in rows. Captioned:

    2004: Law Banning Magazines Holding More Than Ten Rounds Of Ammunition Expires
    In 2004, ten years after it first became law, Congress allowed a provision banning possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition to expire through a sunset provision. Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke told HuffPost that the expiration of this provision meant that Rep. Gabby Giffords’s alleged shooter was able to fire off 20-plus shots without reloading (under the former law he would have had only ten).

    Number 8 has a picture of Gabrielle Giffords with this caption.

    Gun control advocates had high hopes that reform efforts would have increased momentum in the wake of two tragic events that rocked the nation.

    In January of 2011, Jared Loughner opened fire at an event held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), killing six and injuring 13, including the congresswoman. Resulting attempts to push gun control legislation proved fruitless, with neither proposal even succeeding in gaining a single GOP co-sponsor.

    More than a year after that shooting, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman in an event that some believed would bring increased scrutiny on the nation’s Stand Your Ground laws. While there has been increasing discussion over the nature of those statutes, lawmakers were quick to concede that they had little faith the event would effectively spur gun control legislation, thanks largely to the National Rifle Association’s vast lobbying power.

    Not wishing to give traffic to HuffPo here is a complete rundown on the slideshow.

    Lies that pass for journal-list-ism.

  83. They are only lies if you know they are untrue Geoff, most of that can likely be attributed to good old stupidity.

  84. i’m a watch a movie now Mr. serr8d

    We are all Melvin Udall.

  85. That is what I am talking about. The feds ought to be stocking up on toilet paper, that is what they will need if folks get riled.

    Yes. But don’t pretend they can’t bring the thunder to any given circumstance. They most certainly can.

    The proggs are into fratricide because of a most tolerant and peaceful new dawning.

  86. States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions.

    Bullshit positive feedback, where reasserting prior rights in these haphazard fashions introduces new ways for some Court to basically rule on said downstream legislation and use it, willfully or not, to insulate the findings of that Court from original intent. (Positive feedback takes the system’s error and amplifies it instead of using it effectively to correct and refine the system per the system’s original workings, they per the designer’s original intent.)

    One of these days some “conservative” idiot will introduce a bill making life itself inviolable and some Court will rule Roe suitable to prove it is not and hasn’t been since Roe. The life, liberty, and happiness thing, if not already dead a a stone, will die that day.

  87. The feds ought to be stocking up on toilet paper, that is what they will need if folks get riled.

    I have met at least one federal employee who could get a paper cut from TP.

    I doubt he’s the only one.

  88. On Mr. Rapey-Colorado guy: I haven’t been following the news closely, so I can only assume I’ve missed the talking-head news people declaring this part and parcel of the Democratic “War on Women”, the press questioning Obama on whether he agrees with this man (and what he’s going to do about him), and the stampede of Democratic Reps and Senators falling all over themselves in a rush to distance themselves from his rapey-madness.

    Followed by James Carville founding some “Progressive Victory Thingamabob” to make sure that such crazy-people are never again elected to office, regardless of what the Left voters may or may not want.

    Because that’s how you win elections!

  89. operation demoralize

    Twittering Dinosaurs?

    By Jeffrey Lord on 2.19.13 @ 6:09AM

    Young GOP techies taken in by a liberal fairy tale in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.

    link

  90. I liked this way of putting it.

    Evidence and experience do not matter to these people. Colorado State University has had concealed carry on campus for years without problems. It is obvious that concealed carry on campus is only a problem when it impacts the flagship located in the People’s Republic of Boulder and not that “cow college” located on the Front Range.

  91. The Conservative Victory Project is nothing more than Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC. But things aren’t going to plan.

    McConnell roped Ted Cruz into the NRSC thereby implying that NRSC backed candidates would have Ted’s blessing.

    His former Chief of Staff then joined with Karl Rove to set up a so called “Conservative Victory Project” to support NRSC favored candidates who, by virtue of Ted Cruz being on the NRSC, would be presumed to be supported by Ted.

    But Cruz keeps acting like a real conservative.

    link

  92. Helpful rape prevention tips from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs:

    What To Do If You Are Attacked

    1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
    2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
    3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.
    4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.
    5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
    6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
    7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
    8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
    9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
    10. Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.

  93. 10. Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.

    Well, except for shooting the motherfucker. We have decided that is entirely inappropriate for you.

  94. I can tell the author of those tips that if some man/men is hell-bent on raping my little woman self, the only thing that is going to stop him/them is getting shot at.

    Screaming: Isn’t going to happen with a hand clamped over the mouth.
    Running away: Unless you are Florence Joyner, he can run faster.
    Passive resistance: Lie back and think of England.
    Telling attacker you are diseased: Chances are today’s rapist use condoms or don’t care.
    Vomiting: Will get you a punch in the mouth.
    Yelling, hitting: See above.
    Some actions on your part might lead to more harm: True that. Vicious beating and death, even.

    You. Can. Do. Nothing. Except. Shoot. Him. First.

  95. Seen elsewhere on the inntertubes:

    Just make the whole world a No Rape Zone; problem solved!

  96. 9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.

    See items 1-8.

    As long as it’s more harm to the rapist and less harm to the rapee, I’ma good with it. That includes shooting the sumbitch right in the nevermind.

  97. Darth wins the thread and the debate.

  98. As long as it’s more harm to the rapist and less harm to the rapee, I’ma good with it. That includes shooting the sumbitch right in the nevermind.

    This is what makes me sigh about the use of the number of gun deaths stat. Half of ‘em are suicides, and if people want to die, they’re going to. Guns just make it easy. As for the rest, lots of those people needed shooting. Bangers shooting each other? That’s a feature, not a bug. Self defense shootings? I like ‘em! It’s probably about a quarter of the total that we ought to be concerned with.

Leave a Reply