17 December 2014

Those tyrannical uncaring Republi...

...wait a minute...

"The truth is, even with all the actions I've taken this year, I'm issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years."
Hmmm... let's just take a closer look at that claim...hail the kingShould this matter to anyone? Only if you fell for all that hopey changey argle-bargle...
Like executive orders, presidential memoranda don't require action by Congress. They have the same force of law as executive orders and often have consequences just as far-reaching. And some of the most significant actions of the Obama presidency have come not by executive order but by presidential memoranda.
And now the United States is 18 trillion dollars in debt.

Thus goes the Imperial Presidency.


15 December 2014

Phenomena that will henceforth...

...be known as DIE-versity...

The gunman, earlier named as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis, took an as yet unknown number of people hostage shortly before 10:00am (AEDT) on Monday.

Monis, who was granted political asylum in Australia, was on bail for a string of violent offences, including being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife.
A beheading in Liverpool, two soldiers murdered in Canada... and now Sydney, Australia.

Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?

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RELATED: Lunatic left weighs in...

"Look on the bright side."

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LAST WORD: I got nuthin'
“People actually took selfies in front of the #SydneySiege, so it’s officially give-up-on-humanity o’clock,” wrote Samantha Escobar


12 December 2014

Third time unlucky?

It has happened before. It will happen again...

In the last 200 years, only the 1859 and 1921 solar superstorms are believed by experts to have exceeded the 4,000 nanoTesla/minute level over the U.S. If one of these storms were to occur today, many experts believe they would likely damage key elements of the power grid and could cause very long-term power outages over much of the United States.
Bear in mind that in 1859 and even 1921 there was much less infrastructure to be damaged. No integrated circuits, no computer chips, hardly any transformers.

Try an experiment. Go downstairs to your home's breaker panel. Shut off the main power. Do not use your cellphone or your laptop. Do not use your car. You are also not allowed to turn on water taps.

Remember... all the grocery stores will be in the same position. They will empty out over the next day or so as there will be no viable transportation network left. There will also be no 911... no police, fire or ambulance. That generator you bought and tucked away at the back of the garage? It's fried too.

Do you live in a community like Ferguson, Missouri? Your life could suddenly become much more, uh... dynamic.

Let me know how long you would be willing or able to live this way.


09 December 2014

"So, Professor... do we get..."

"...extra credit for looting and burning?"

Student: But professor, now that my faith in the integrity of the law is so badly shaken, why should I continue to study law?

...

Prof: I make a great living teaching that the law is a tool of oppression designed to protect white privilege. It takes a while to learn all of the jargon, but it’s worth it. One day, all of this can be yours.


Emily Post for Jihadis

Whom can you enslave? What can you do with female slaves? Can you beat them and have sex with them? The militants of the self-styled Islamic State, never shy to parade their gruesome, atavistic interpretation of the Quran and its place as they see it in the modern world, have now answered those questions.
I'm speechless... I swear, I got nuthin'.


08 December 2014

We're all gonna die... we're all gonna die

...just not from legally owned firearms...

When the federal Conservative government abolished the long-gun registry back in 2012, gun-control advocates predicted no end to the criminal chaos that would result.

If duck hunters, farmers and collectors were no longer required to register their rifles and shotguns, women would not be safe in their homes. They would be slaughtered by their murderous male partners.

Gun-control activists also forecast rampant crime in Canadian streets. And, of course, the murder rate would soar.

However the 2013 homicide figures were released by Statistics Canada on Monday. In the first full year without the registry, the murder rate in Canada went down significantly – 8%.

More specifically, “the rate of firearm-related homicide decreased 25%.”
So, the next time you hear Thomas Mulcair and the NDP want to cough up another 2 billion dollars to revive the long gun registry (remember, handguns have had their own registry for 85 years now and long gun owners already jump through expensive and extensive hoops to buy firearms of any stripe), just crunch the numbers and ask yourself if you actually have some extra cash to donate to the federal deficit.

To paraphrase Jeff Cooper... a complicated and expensive solution to a problem that doesn't even exist.

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BREAKING: Domestic dispute @Uncle Tom's Cabin...
"NDP NOT BRINGING BACK THE GUN REGISTRY -- PERIOD."
Dare I say it... did Mr Mulcair "shoot himself in the foot?"