April 9, 2013

“Rep. Peter King says Senate gun control filibuster would be ‘just wrong’”

Of course it is.  Because it blunts the force of an agitated mob — stoked on by emotional appeals and grieving props being shuttled in on taxpayer-funded jets to lobby lawmakers to attack liberty — from overriding natural rights that are meant to be protected from government.  Which in turn speaks to limits on governmental power.

And that’s just nonsense.  Everyone knows that all is government, and government is all.  And that consequently, if the government debates itself and comes to the conclusion, by way of some narrow temporary majority, that it has every right to pass laws that infringe upon natural rights, why, then, it’s only fair that those laws be allowed to pass.  Fair and square!

That the Senate even has in its arsenal procedures to stop run-amok populism is an OUTRAGE! to run-amok populists.    So say supposed Republicans like King — who was similarly OUTRAGED that some of the TEA Party wackos refused to support a pork-laden hurricane relief bill — and the reliably statist and would-be authoritarian John McCain.  Who make up a vocal chunk of the party, and who seem more interested in caucusing with Democrats than putting up with limited government types.

Lord.  Are we ever fucked.

(h/t Silver Whistle)


Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:50am

Comments (85)

  1. Right now, it appears we are fucked. However, we can hope that it’s them who are fucked in the long term.

    I know I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

  2. Can you put your hand in your head, oh no.

    (Different band, same sentiment.)

  3. So, to borrow the standard construction, “Up is down, black is white, and John Lennon is Supertramp?”

  4. Peter King: big fan of big government.

    He’s a gun grabber, the self-proclaimed “most fervent fan of the Patriot Act”, and a co-sponsor of SOPA.

  5. Pretty much, John.

  6. Flying the Newtown families around in Airforce One is possibly the most gross spectacle I’ve ever seen displayed.

    We are become comfortably numb…

  7. Who knew all the answers were in ancient rock and roll, eh?

  8. You’re bloody well right.

  9. Can you hear what I’m saying? Can you see the parts that I’m playing?
    “Holy Man, Rocker Man, Come on Queenie, Joker Man, Spider Man, Blue Eyed Meanie.”
    So you found your solution, what will be your last contribution?
    “Live it up, rip it up, why so lazy? Give it out, dish it out, let’s go crazy, yeah!”

  10. I said, “Now, watch what you say, they’ll be calling you a radical, a liberal, fanatical, criminal.” Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable. Oh, take it, take it, take it, yeah!

  11. Now they’re planning the crime of the century…

  12. Don’t do this and don’t do that. What are they trying to do? Make a good boy of you? Do they know where it’s at?
    Don’t criticize, they’re old and wise. Do as they tell you to, don’t want the devil to come out and put your eyes.

  13. We don’t need no education.
    We don’t need no thought control.
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
    Teacher, leave them kids alone!

    Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!

  14. “[..]To me, to use Senate rules to block a debate on an issue of this importance is just wrong. It’s not like something is trying to be [sneaked] through here.”

    I know the good Congressman will forgive me for calling his integrity into question.

  15. Of course they are trying to sneak stuff through. It’s what they do. It’s who they are.

  16. Please don’t number me
    Don’t betray my trusted promise
    Please don’t anger me
    I find it hard, to bear no malice
    Don’t frustrate me, manipulate me

    Please don’t Judas me

  17. “Gunz…..We don’ need no steenking gunz”…..

  18. Forget about your silly whim…
    It doesn’t fit The Plan

  19. Universal background checks; national gun registry; frequent license renewal; annual ammunition quota; full auto ban; semi-auto ‘assault weapon’ ban; spree killings should be a thing of the past, yes?

  20. Dear Rep. Peter King:

    I bought one of these today. Just because I can.

    So fuck you.

  21. I hope those aren’t high capacity clips, Darth.

  22. And now, brought to you by Tin Foil Tuesday®, The 25 Rules of Disinformation.

    Just count how many Rep King is employing!

  23. – Karnak the magnificent predicts that this 8 years will not end well for the Progressives.

  24. 14 Houstonians to accompany the Serbian 13, albeit not in death, apparently. Still, knife control is surely on its way.

  25. Still, knife control is surely on its way.

    We’ve suffered for quite a while already.

  26. They were out of high-capacity revolver clips, SW, so I had to settle for disposable magazines. Wish I could have picked up a fully automatic knife, however (complete with tactical sling).

  27. The knife-wielder was evidently not only batty, but deaf, as well. The knife in question appears to have been either a scalpel or an x-acto knife.

    Life Sciences have yet to make a statement on the incident.

    My question is this: a college campus full of physically fit boys and girls and this fellow manages to slash a shitload of students in many different buildings and no one did a flying tackle on this guy and got the knife away from him? The hell?

  28. I’m surprised you were able to get that, Darth. It’s hard to find any guns anywhere.

  29. Does that automatic knife have a bayonet lug or a handle shroud?

  30. What about pointed sticks?

  31. Shut up, mondamay! Today we’re learning about defending yourself from a maniac wielding a bunch of loganberries!

    cranky, I took a CCW course last week, and the shop holding the class just put it on the shelf that morning. They only get one Governor every 2-3 weeks, they said, and they get snapped up quickly.

  32. My question is this: a college campus full of physically fit boys and girls and this fellow manages to slash a shitload of students in many different buildings and no one did a flying tackle on this guy and got the knife away from him?

    Yeah, someone did. But it took a while, apparently.

  33. I just heard him in Faux. It certainly took long enough.

    It must be true what they say about steers and queers in Texas. IYKWIMAITTYD.

  34. More from the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323550604578412623771769276.html

    No, Sen. Landrieu, the only “issue we should debate” is whether to simply impeach you and your fellow fascists or charge you with treason.

  35. Can’t we do both?

  36. Democrats close to defeating gun filibuster
    Reid schedules vote as eight GOP senators say they won’t support filibuster.

    WaPo breaks out coke, Crystal and hookers, SBP.

  37. I can’t believe that Graham and McCain haven’t been primaried.

  38. – I think we’d be better served if we just ban pointy headed Progressives from schools and public office.

    – ….and Chick-fil-a’s.

  39. Can’t we do both?

    I like the cut of your jib.

  40. McCain was and survived J.D. Hayworth’s challenge.

    If I lived in South Carolina, I’d vote against Graham every chance I got, primary and general election.

    You deal with apostates before you deal with infidels.

  41. All this BS that it’s “shameful” to block a bill you don’t agree with has too many so-called Republicans in a tizzy. They all need to man up.

  42. I agree. Apostates drag us down and give the infidels hope.

  43. It’s only shameful when Republicans do it. When Democrats do it, it’s called protecting the hallowed traditions and prerogatives of the Senate.

  44. Peter King isn’t in the senate. He should shut his little jr. ass HR mouth.

  45. to use Senate rules to block a debate

    A filibuster PROLONGS debate, you brainless approximation of a bipedal paramecium!

  46. If they don’t block cloture, some piece of shit will pass. We all know Boner will likely pass it along as well, because he is a fuckstick.

  47. Joe Biden, nominally the Vice President of the United States denigrates Americans who would look skeptically upon members of Congress moving to seize to themselves the natural rights of those same skeptical Americans delineated in the Bill of Rights:

    “Kinda scary man, the black helicopter crowd is really upset,” Biden said about the NRA’s concern with the possible creation of a federal government gun registry.

    Y’know, the time of patience with these tyrannical bastards is closing quick. Shame for them they don’t see it coming.

  48. “Wish I could have picked up a fully automatic knife, however (complete with tactical sling).”

    Ooh. Imagine a bayonet with a bayonet lug on it? It borders on mysticism!

  49. Those recursive bayonets are the most scariest high-capacity military-style semi-automatic assault knives EVAH!

  50. BREAKING: Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

    So, the pussies are running scared. What a shocker.

    We need to make them more afraid of us than they are of being called bad names by the Democrats.

    Tar. Feathers. Splinter-filled rail. Just add congressmen and bake.

  51. When the anger takes hold, indiscriminate rage will be the order of the day. Yet these idiots vaunt jeers from their comfy battlements, as though they can never be touched. I’d recommend they think again. Perhaps the fools can think of themselves — metaphorically, of course — as they might Hector, dragged behind his conqueror’s chariot.

  52. There are plenty of contemporary examples, but one need only look as far back as Gadhaffi’s fate to see how poorly things can go for despots.

    And it appears that my state does hope to make a criminal out of me.

    I’m going to have to explain how they’ll need to build RI’s second prison, despite our being broker than broke.

  53. I can’t believe that Graham and McCain haven’t been primaried.

    Glenn Beck and crew were offering to take up a collection to buy Allan West a house in SoCar or NoCar or wherever.

  54. Shame for them they don’t see it coming.

    Whaddya think the gun-grab is for?

  55. From the article linked by SBP above:

    “Amid the filibuster threats, lawmakers also heard from gun-control advocates Tuesday, including relatives of those killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School who arrived at the Capitol to press for a bill that could will do absolutely nothing to reduce gun violence”

  56. I was worried for a while about what MN was going to do. I don’t want to move right now. Luckily they seem to have given up on taking away the guns for the moment.

  57. If Democrats do see it coming dicentra (and therefore seek a massive gun-grab), then their mockery and derision must be a touch of temporary thoughtlessness, not to say hubris, or else — lacking a rear-view collision avoidance system — whatever prudential vision they seem to possess abandons them in the worst moments.

  58. With the beautiful weather we had today, I finally took my mother to the range and she used a firearm for the very first time in her nearly 80 years of life. By virtue of her using a .22lr rifle that belongs to me, I’d have committed 2 felonies and she’d have committed 4 felonies under the laws the Providence brain trust proposed today. I’d be looking at 20-40 years and she’d be looking at 40-80. Without ever leaving the range.

    She’s all “Come and get me, coppers!” I love that woman.

  59. Heh. Your mom sounds like mine, Pablo.

  60. Jennifer Rubin weighs in on Harry Reid’s dilemma.

  61. Re: nr’s 6:31pm

    “It is no longer an assignment in that particular school,”

    So they pulled it at one school but not at all the schools in the district and …

    She refused to answer any questions about the content of the lesson, how it became a part of the curriculum or how many students were assigned the lesson. She also refused to acknowledge whether the school will apologize to students and parents.

    “No comment, thank you,” she said.

    Petty tyrant.

  62. Petty tyrant.

    no common core

  63. -I keep reminding myself from time to time of the one silver lining in this madhouse of the attempted fourth Reich; When it all blows up in their Fascist faces we’ll be able to laugh and jeer as they fall.

    – Hopefully, at least for a few generations, the lesson will have been learned.

  64. I think the thing to do is to inform our elected representatives that if they’re going to vote like Democrats in Washington D.C., so will we when it’s our turn.

    I may not be able to support the Republican party any more, but I can still oppose the Democrat party, so what do you think I’m going to do?

  65. you gon tear this bitch up Mr. Ernst!

  66. I see Harry Reid says we owe the 20 murdered children of Newtown universal background checks. OH? Well, if you want to talk about 20 murdered children let us talk about the 262 MILLION human beings, disarmed and then either murdered, worked to death, or killed in horrible “experiments.”

    The ratio between those murdered in Newtown and the total death toll attributable to gun control since 1913 is almost exactly ten million to one. Should not the two hundred sixty two million who died as a result of gun control have a voice in this?

    Harry says, Peter King says, Biden says/mocks, Obama says/orders, Democrats demand!

    So much bloodlust, so much love of democide, Such little shriveled souls all lined up crying for the reaping to start asap.

  67. Reid gets even classier.

  68. cranky-d says April 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    I was worried for a while about what MN was going to do.

    You mean like “voting for Mondale”?

    How can they ban guns up there? There’s polar bears about!

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  70. The Manchin/Toomey deal looks an awful lot like the status quo. It apparently “expands” background checks to all commercial transactions…which is already the case.

    This is passing something just so they won’t have done nothing. I don’t see much impact from this.

  71. “. . . make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time . . . ”

    But lordy, surely it must exempt Federal gun trafficking for purposes of not catching Mexican drug cartel members, yes?

  72. That’s also bull. Straw purchasing is already a crime. Unless you’re ATF, natch…

  73. Unless you’re ATF, [DoJ, etc.] natch…

    In that case the exemption would merely be preserved.

  74. Had this same dicussion with Hubs last night. We determined that if anything is passed at all, it will be toothless and duplicative.

    (sdferr, O’s still a-losin’?)

  75. Down Monday, off day Tue., pick up again tonight. Buck’s decision making is already in question, which — that’s what peanut galleries are for, i’n’t it? DHs, for instance, are like . . . zero for the year or close enough to zero to be noticeably inadequate. Fie.

  76. Obama and the Democrats have specialized in putting up bills which the publicize, proclaim, assert, as solving some horrible problem that they have identified and asserted as horrible, so horrible that SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!

    All the headlines will say that this bill has to be passed before this horrible thing destroys us all. However.

    The actual bill they propose doesn’t solve that or any problem except the problem that government needs more power over us all, which is the purpose of the whole exercise in Potemkin law making.

    If what Pablo says is right then the Manchin/Toomey deal is they same thing done for the purpose of not increasing government power. Whether the internal details of the deal are that, and if they are, whether it can continue to be portrayed as solving the gun problem or will be outed by the press as a fraud remains to be seen.

  77. Ah, so much for my blather above as here come some details on the deal.

  78. Toomey said the deal he negotiated with Manchin would make it less likely that criminals and the mentally ill would obtain weapons.

    Yes, precisely .0000034% less likely.