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Oct 21 2016

Degenerates Acquire and Spread HIV Deliberately for Thrills

You can’t help but suspect that for sexual deviants, perversion is an end in itself. The more depraved something is, the more it titillates. That would explain why nothing unwholesome puts them off, no matter how disgusting or unhealthy. It would explain this:

Experts have warned about a new craze in which men are secretly seeking and spreading HIV.

The reckless practice, known as bug chasing, started in the US as a bizarre means of getting a sexual high from risk-taking.

Now, according to one man who willingly caught the virus, hundreds of men in the UK are introducing themselves on online forums, Face­book groups and Twitter.

Many then meet up and try to transmit the potentially life-threatening virus, which attacks the immune system weakening the body’s ability to fight disease.

This can result in full-blown AIDS, a lethal and horrific disease. However,

Some bug-chasers actually claim the virus gives them a better quality of life because of the medication they subsequently have to take.

…and that others have to pay for, either through higher insurance rates or higher taxes.

Nick, 30, an admin worker from the Midlands [central England], said: “I feel fit as a fiddle. I feel full of energy and healthier as a result of being on my medication.

“I get my liver function tests every three months, my cholesterol tested regularly and I get loads of general health checks so if there are any underlying conditions I know straight away. Even better, I get it all on the NHS.”

Isn’t socialized medicine marvelous? Meanwhile, normal people drink the water out of flower vases so as not to die of thirst in understaffed British hospitals.

The pseudonymous Nick had unprotected sex with over 1,000 men before acquiring the virus, and 20 men since.

“I have faced a lot of vitriol on my blog,” he said. “But I just think that as it’s between two consenting adults, it’s no one else’s business.”

Right. Every degenerate being treated for HIV costs British taxpayers on average £10,000 ($12,228) per year.

Socialism + degeneracy = big costs.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 21 2016

2,000 Seattle Teachers Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts to School

If you want to know the worst regarding the corrosive lunacy children are being taught in public schools, consider this — on Wednesday, 2,000 Seattle teachers wore Black Lives Matter shirts to work:

Schools across the district held “Black Lives Matter at School” rallies before classes began for the day. Students, parents and teachers also wore stickers and buttons emblazoned with the “Black Lives Matter” slogan.

This is the direct equivalent of holding KKK rallies at schools throughout a major city — which I doubt has ever happened.

Before school started Wednesday at Chief Sealth International High School, dozens of educators and students gathered outside the building and held up banners and signs.

Lest anyone be lulled into complacency by the warm milk rhetoric about inclusion, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired numerous riots (e.g., Milwaukee, Mall of America) and the assassination of police officers (e.g., Dallas, Baton Rouge). The political platform is about tearing down American society in the name of racial Marxism. Demands include letting black criminals run riot, cash payments for being black, green energy hogwash, kicks in the teeth for Israel, and of course more political power to impose their malevolent will on others.

Learning the three R’s: racism, radicalism, and rabid cultural Marxism.

On tips from Steve A and Rob E.

Oct 21 2016

Laura Ingraham Jumps Shark, Accuses Conservative Resistance to Trump of Supporting Partial Birth Abortion

After the Trump Train officially derails on November 8 and we are left to sift through the ruins of the conservative movement, some may ask who should be less welcome to participate in the reconstruction: (A) those with enough intellect to understand that Trump is a lowlife, but who have belligerently demanded that we support him anyway; or (B) shallow fools who have worshiped the cheesy, fascistic fraud from the beginning, siding with him against legitimate conservatives? The best argument for choice A is any given 5 minutes of Dennis Prager’s radio show. The best argument for choice B was Sean Hannity (see here, here, here, here, here, and here) — until Laura Ingraham surpassed him:

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham claimed Thursday morning that conservatives who refuse to vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump explicitly support abortion.

Yes, she’s serious — or at least she seriously thinks her bogus moral bullying can be used to browbeat weaklings into bowing before her golden calf.

As usual with members of the Trump cult, her argument boils down to “if you don’t like one degenerate authoritarian progressive, you must like the other one.”

“They’re standing with the woman who stood up there today and said, ‘I’m hundred percent for Roe v. Wade and partial birth abortion,” Ingraham said in reference to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s performance Wednesday evening at the third and final presidential debate.

“That’s what ‘Never Trump’ stands for, I guess,” she said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “Roe v. Wade and partial birth abortion. Fantastic.”

Trump toady Mike Huckabee is on the same page.

“Hillary Clinton vividly defended the idea of late-term, partial birth abortion, calling it women’s health,” Huckabee said. “Donald Trump boldly took a stand for life tonight. And for all these ‘Never Trumpers’ out there, they need to get off their keister, if you will, just stand up and recognize —”

Hannity interjected, “Get off their ass! Just say it. Tell them to get off their ass and stop being a bunch of crybabies.”

You could just as easily argue that these three stooges are supporting abortion by helping to link opposition to it to a transparently insincere con man who is reviled by most of the population.

Once again, low-wattage Stormtrumpers have thrown a hanging curveball to the conservative opposition. Ian Tuttle takes a swing:

Let’s do a little recollecting, shall we?

Which of us supported the GOP primary candidate who once described himself as “very pro-choice,” even “pro-choice in every respect”?

Which of us supported the primary candidate who once said that he would not support a ban on partial-birth abortions?

Which of us supported the primary candidate who recommended his pro-abortion sister as a Supreme Court justice?

Which of us supported the primary candidate who parroted the false talking point that abortion is a “small part” of Planned Parenthood’s operation, and claimed that the organization helps “millions and millions of women”?

Which of us supported the primary candidate who said that maybe Planned Parenthood shouldn’t actually be defunded?

If you really gave a damn about abortion, maybe you’d have gotten behind an actually pro-life candidate. But to foist this charlatan on pro-life conservatives, then condemn those of us who can’t in good conscience back him as “standing for Roe v. Wade and partial-birth abortion,” is, quite simply, despicable.

But you can’t blame Laura Ingraham for getting desperate. She has lashed herself to the mast of a sinking ship. Unless Trump TV turns out better than the comparably poorly timed venture Trump Mortgage, her career options following this debacle will be limited.

On tips from Varla and Torcer.

Oct 21 2016

United Nations Attacks the Family by Declaring Right to Reproduce

The bizarre transgender agenda — which entails bullying people into pretending that cross-dressing men are actually women — has demonstrated how social engineers will pervert basic biological concepts to advance their depraved agenda. The United Nations has found a new application for this strategy, which it is using to attack the concept of family through the WHO:

Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as “infertile” if they do not have children but want to become a parent, the World Health Organisation is to announce.

This means pointy-headed masterminds in the UN have bestowed upon us a new “right,” to be provided at the expense of others:

The authors of the new global standards said the revised definition gave every individual “the right to reproduce”.

This is great news for the socially inept — and of course, for homosexuals:

[T]he new standard suggests that the inability to find a suitable sexual partner – or the lack of sexual relationships which could achieve conception – could be considered an equal disability.

That is, equal to an actual medical condition.

The World Health Organisation sets global health standards and its ruling is likely to place pressure on the NHS to change its policy on who can access IVF treatment.

The National Health Service is the monstrous socialist bureaucracy that replaced efficient healthcare in Britain. Taxpayers will be less than delighted to learn that they may soon be paying to have babies produced by in vitro fertilization for perverts and recluses. Normal families that can’t have children for medical reasons will end up waiting in line behind them. Implicit in socialized medicine is rationing of all services.

Josephine Quintavalle of Comment on Reproductive Ethics remarks,

“This absurd nonsense is not simply re-defining infertility but completely side-lining the biological process and significance of natural intercourse between a man and a woman.

“How long before babies are created and grown on request completely in the lab?”

As usual, we can look to California to see how close we are to the cliff moonbats want to push us off:

California gays and lesbians are already guaranteed [IVF] access from group health insurance–based not in disability, but equal rights–requiring policies to pay for fertility treatments in the same manner as received by heterosexuals with demonstrated biological infertility.

And they wonder why healthcare costs can’t be controlled.

To the innumerable reasons to keep government out of healthcare, add the inevitable politicization of even fundamental concepts like gender and now fertility.

Put in the service of moonbattery, like everything else government touches.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Steve T.

Oct 21 2016

Postal Worker Dumped Mail in Woods

Add this to the countless reasons not to let the federal government continue incrementally seizing control of the healthcare system:

The United States Postal Service has launched an investigation after residents in DeKalb County [Georgia] reported to Channel 2 Action News seeing a worker dumping several bins of mail in the woods.

A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent Tyisha Fernandes video and photos of the mail in the woods behind a subdivision in Decatur.

After seeing the mail for ourselves, we contacted the USPS. They sent investigators to the scene and they filled more than a dozen bins with dumped mail. …

It took several workers a few hours to collect all the mail from the ditch.

Then again, the postal worker did demonstrate an impressive ability to think outside the box when it comes to delivering the mail more efficiently. Applications of this strategy to healthcare could include chucking terminally ill patients into deep ravines.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Rob E.

Oct 21 2016

Blathering Globalist Blowhard Calls for Leaving Borders Behind

There is truth to the Trump camp belief that globalists pose a threat; they might choke us to death on their platitudinous B.S.:

What has been made clear by current events and financial upheavals since 2008 is that the global economy has become truly that — global.

The near meltdown we experienced a few years ago made it clear that our economic health depended on dependence on each other to do the right thing.

We are now closer to having an economic community in the best sense of the term — we work with each other for the benefit of all.

I think we’ve all become aware of the fact that our cultures and economics are intertwined. It’s a complex mosaic that cannot be approached with a simple formula for the correct pattern to emerge. In many ways, we are in unchartered waters.

The good news, in one respect, is that what is done affects us all. There won’t be any winners or losers as this is not a competition. It’s a time for working together for the best of all involved. Never before has the phrase “we’re all in this together” had more resonance or relevance.

My concern is that the negligence of a few will adversely affect the majority. I’ve long been a believer in the “look at the solution, not the problem” theory. In this case, the solution is clear. We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability.

Leave borders behind? That’s not how you Make America Great Again.

Oh wait, the above was written by Donald Trump in 2013.

But no doubt he recently changed his mind on globalism, like he did on abortion, guns, illegal immigration, Iraq, Syrian refugees, Shrillary, Obama, et cetera, ad nauseam. Then again, it is likely he would change all these views back again in accordance with his natural inclinations if he ever took power.

The Donald holds forth.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Business Insider.

Oct 20 2016

Open Thread


On a tip from Torcer.

Oct 20 2016

Venereal Disease Skyrocketing, Big Government Can’t Figure Out Why

The federal government’s most brilliant minds are stumped. Maybe you can help them out on this mystery:

Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high.

Chlamydia (kluh-MID’-ee-uh) was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 percent from the year before.

Nearly 400,000 gonorrhea (gah-nuh-REE’-uh) cases were reported, up 13 percent. And there were about 24,000 cases of the most contagious forms of syphilis, up 19 percent. …

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say part of the growth may be due to better testing and diagnosis, but much of it is a real increase. They’re not sure why.

A possible clue to the mystery: this same government and the liberal media that empowers it have been bending over backward to promote sexual degeneracy in general and homosexuality in particular. In case that doesn’t clear things up, here’s another clue:


On tips from Bodhisattva and Rob E.

Oct 20 2016

Abdul Aziz, Pint-Size Hate Hoaxer

Better put down a drop cloth. After reading this Huffington Post piece, your heart will bleed profusely:

“I’m done with the U.S.,” Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani’s wife told him on Friday.

Seeing her youngest son, just 7 years old, walk off the school bus bruised and battered that afternoon outside their apartment building in Cary, North Carolina, was the final straw.

Little Abdul Aziz, a first-grader and the youngest child of Usmani and Binish Bhagwanee, was traumatized. He told his parents a classmate had tried to force him to eat food that wasn’t halal. When Abdul Aziz refused, five of his classmates ganged up on him, making fun of his name. They punched him in the face, kicked him in the stomach, and twisted his arm while calling him “Muslim” again and again, Usmani said.

Abdul would hardly be the first kid to get bullied in grade school. But if politically preferred groups like Muslims are the victims, these unfortunate incidents are treated as national news when they happen — and even when they don’t happen.

At least HuffPo corrected the record with this update:

The Cary Police Dept. and the Wake County School System say they have not found any evidence to corroborate Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani’s claim that his son was assaulted aboard a school bus on Oct. 7. “Our police department has been coordinating with the school system to uncover details related to this matter,” Town Manager Sean Stegall said in a statement. “At this time, nothing has been found, and no police report has been filed.” In a letter to parents with children at Weatherstone Elementary School, Principal Tim Chadwick wrote that information from an investigation “does not support an altercation.” He added, “No students who were interviewed witnessed an altercation. The bus driver did not witness an altercation. The child did not report to the bus driver any injury.”

There is no bullying like cry-bullying — a tactic Muslim colonists have taken to like ducks to a pond. At only 7 years old, young Abdul has already achieved a place on the Hate Hoax List, beating out even Ahmed the Clockmaker, who made the list at age 14. It’s amazing what a little parental coaching and a whole lot of eager assistance from the Islamophilic media can help young talent achieve.

What, no neck brace? Abdul Aziz, forgetting to look miserable.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: PJ Media.

Oct 20 2016

After Obama Pays Ransom, Iran Predictably Kidnaps More Americans

After Obama illegally paid the terrorists running Iran ransom for American hostages, Mr. Magoo could have seen this coming:

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration’s decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash.

Senior Iranian officials, including the country’s president, have been floating the possibility of further payments from the United States for months. Since the White House agreed to pay Tehran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year as part of a deal bound up in the release of American hostages, Iran has captured several more U.S. citizens.

Future payments to Iran could reach as much as $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter, who said that Iran is detaining U.S. citizens in Iran’s notorious Evin prison where inmates are routinely tortured and abused. …

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News in late September that his government is in talks with the United States to secure future payouts, a disclosure that may have played a role in the White House’s recent decision to veto legislation to block future ransom payments to Iran.

Obama directly caused this to happen. He ought to do the right thing and offer up himself in exchange for the hostages. We already know how dashing he looks in Islamic garb.

More money for Iran to spend on its nuclear program.

On a tip from Torcer.

Oct 20 2016

Hispandering to the Point of Psychosis: Tim Kaine Lies That America Used to Be a Spanish-Speaking Country

Like Orwell said, those who control the present, control the past; those who control the past, control the future. Thanks to control by the Hispandering moonbats of the Democrat Party, in the future America will have started out as a Spanish-speaking country:

In an interview on the Spanish-language show “Noticias Telemundo,” Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the Democrat nominee for vice president, said that Spanish was the language of America before English. Kaine has often given speeches in Spanish, and on Sunday he gave a sermon entirely in Spanish at Pneuma Church in Miami, Fla.

“Latino culture is one of the most important things in our country right now because we have had Hispanic roots since the beginning. … Spanish was the language of our country before English,” Kaine told Telemundo host José Díaz-Balart on Monday, according to a translated transcript.

There was a time when Americans with even a grade school education would have laughed at Kaine’s outlandish lie. Nowadays, you can’t be too sure, public education having decayed into little more than a babysitting service.

The good news is that maybe we can prevent Washington, Jefferson, Madison, et al. from being erased from future history books if we just add an “ez” to the end of their names.

Future depiction of the Founding Fathers.

On a tip from Jester.

Oct 20 2016

Venezuelan Socialism Produces Exploding Corpses

Just in time for Halloween, Venezuela’s end-stage socialism brings us exploding corpses:

The morgue’s barely functioning cooling system was to blame – hardly a surprise in the oil-rich yet impoverished nation whose health-care system has collapsed under the socialist government. Decomposing for two days in the tropical heat, the corpse finally exploded in a spray of toxic fluids and gasses. The ghastly incident earlier this month necessitated the partial evacuation of the hospital, University Hospital Antonio Patricio de Alcalá, located in Cumaná — a city of 825,000 in eastern Venezuela. Patients in nearby rooms and corridors were sickened to their stomachs by the stench.

“It’s not the first time that a body exploded,” a hospital employee told a Venezuelan media outlet. “It has already occurred two times since the middle of September.”

The hospital certainly was not always a house of horrors. It was once regarded as one of Venezuela’s best public hospitals — a standard-bearer for health care, according to the Venezuela news site La Patilla.

But then came socialism.

Recently, La Patilla sent a reporter with a hidden camera through the facility: it revealed patients unattended in hallways and the emergency room, shortages of essential equipment, and a lack of air conditioning in wards. The hospital is yet another example of economic decay under “21st Century Socialism” – what Venezuela’s late firebrand president, Hugo Chávez, had pledged would turn the South American nation into a workers paradise. Socialism, however, has turned Venezuela into a workers hell.

This particular version of hell seems to be inspired by Lucio Fulci movies.

The exploding corpses can’t be easy to clean up, given the unavailability of such luxuries as disinfectants in the workers’ paradise. But someone must think such hardships are worth enduring for the sake of combatting income inequality, or America wouldn’t be headed down the same path.

Embodiments of socialism ready to blow.

On tips from Torcer and Bodhisattva.

Oct 19 2016

Open Thread


Via Hope n’ Change Cartoons, on a tip from TED.

Oct 19 2016

Brady Campaign Propaganda Lurches Into Self-Parody

Astonishingly, this snarky tweet was produced not by patriots ridiculing authoritarians who try to shame us into surrendering our fundamental liberties “for the children,” but by those same authoritarians — namely, the execrable Brady Campaign:

The video version:

No one disagrees that guns should be stored securely. But the Brady Campaign’s agenda is about locking up gun owners, not guns. When it comes to gun safety, the NRA is a more constructive voice.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Twitchy.

Oct 19 2016

Nobel Prize Committee Gives Up on Bob Dylan Acknowledging Absurd Literature Prize

It appears that not everyone is enthusiastic about Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize. The laureate himself has refused to acknowledge it:

The Nobel Prize committee has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, five days [now 6] after he became the first musician awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Dylan, 75, is yet to respond to the accolade, which was announced on Thursday. That evening he gave a concert in Las Vegas in which he spoke little, and did not mention the award.

On Friday he performed in Coachella, as part of the Desert Trip festival – and was commended by The Rolling Stones, who performed after him.

But Dylan himself had nothing to say about it.

Dylan has a long and erratic history with award ceremonies, beginning with his 1963 Tom Paine award for civil rights, in which he delivered a rambling acceptance speech saying he sympathised with JFK’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. He later issued an apology.

Other awards he blows off completely. We’ll see if this is the case on December 10, when the winners get their prizes.

Keep in mind that the Nobel award is not for folk or pop music, for performing arts, or for being an icon of the hippy era, but for literature, based on his lyrics. Hats off to Dylan if he is trying to avoid making a fool of himself by participating in a farce. Obama might have looked less ridiculous if he had responded similarly when they absurdly awarded him the Peace Prize soon after taking office.

Groucho would get it.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 19 2016

Naked Hillary Statue Toppled in Lower Manhattan

Halloween horror has arrived ahead of schedule in New York City:

An artist erected an obscene statue of Hillary Clinton in downtown Manhattan Tuesday morning causing a heated fight between defenders of the profane piece of protest art and women trying to tear it down.

The grotesque caricature of the Democratic candidate appeared outside the Bowling Green station during morning rush hour on Tuesday and shows Clinton with hoofed feet and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her bare breasts.

The statue was up for less than three hours before an enraged woman toppled it over and started yelling at the statue’s creator.

Who would have imagined that this election could get even uglier?

Video of the dispute shows the museum worker struggling with the artist who erected the statue, who identified himself as 27-year-old Anthony Scioli, as he tried to prop the structure back up. At one point during the tussle, the woman sits down on the statue to prevent Scioli from picking it back up.

A counterterrorism unit came and ordered Scioli to take away his masterpiece because he didn’t have a permit.

In August, an anarchist group put up a naked Donald Trump statue a few subway stops to the north in Union Square. It wasn’t easy on the eyes either (WARNING: OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT).

The struggle over the statue.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Rob E, and Steve T.

Oct 19 2016

Term “Be a Man” Is Denounced as Toxic Masculinity

What does it mean to “be a man”? It means choosing strength over weakness, courage over cowardice, resolution over self-pity. It means owning up to your responsibilities to yourself, to your family, and to your country. On college campuses, it means being politically incorrect:

Gettysburg College freshman James Goodman began his first moments of higher education by being lectured by campus leaders about “toxic masculinity,” he tells The College Fix in an interview.

Students who “identify as male” were shown a docudrama film about masculinity. The film, titled “The Mask You Live In,” was part of the lessons warning students that the notion of masculinity comes with harmful side effects, he said.

According to the trailer of the film, it teaches that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.”

At least it’s okay for a girl to be a man; to say otherwise would be transphobic.

The film includes these stern words of warning from psychiatrist James Gilligan:

“[W]hether it’s homicidal violence or suicidal violence, people resort to such desperate behavior only when they are feeling shame or humiliated, or feel they would be if they didn’t prove that they were real men.”

I wonder how much he charges patients per hour to tell them that holding themselves to standards that will allow them to respect themselves will make them commit suicide or become homicidal maniacs.

As he makes the comments, headlines reporting on suicides and murder-suicides flashed on screen.

Others headlines that peppered the trailer apparently link shooting massacres to masculinity; images included stories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six staff members, and the shooting in Aurora, Colo., in which James Holmes killed 12 people inside a movie theater.

We knew it couldn’t have been the fault of the evil psychopaths who did the killing. At first we thought it was the guns. Now we know it was masculinity.

Following the film, student moderators drove home the bizarre imaginary connection between psychotic killers and “toxic masculinity.”

As the incoming freshman Goodman reports,

“The entire movie and lesson made it seem like masculinity was an unacceptable human trait.”

Then came skits to theatrically illustrate the correct attitude toward microaggressions, “gender identity issues,” and the Confederate flag.

Despite the outlandish tuition and fees charged by Gettysburg College, there is no indication that complimentary barf bags were provided.

Here’s the trailer. Imagine sitting through the whole movie.

On tips from Artfuldgr, Bodhisattva, and Steve A.

Oct 19 2016

Democratic National Committee Campaign Bus Dumps Sewage Into Storm Drain

The corrupt, elitist, entitled, above-the-law Clintons have been crapping on America for decades now, so this story should come as no surprise:

Lawrenceville [Georgia] police are investigating a claim that involves a Democratic National Committee tour bus illegally dumping human waste into a storm drain between campaign stops.

The incident happened on Grayson Highway Tuesday morning after the bus left a campaign stop near the Gwinnett County Board of Elections Office where hundreds of voters were lined up to take part in Early Voting.

Police say when officers arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered on the roadway near the storm drain, there was a foul smell.

According to [witness Mike] Robins, a hazardous materials crew responded to the location and collected the waste to keep more of it from entering the storm drain.

No doubt Shrillary will make up for this by continuing Obama’s policy of regulating the crucial coal industry into bankruptcy on behalf of the environment.

Caught in the act dumping human waste.

On tips from Dan F, Steve A, MAS, and Joel C.

Oct 19 2016

Another Stealth Attack on the Second Amendment: Illinois Bill to Serialize Ammunition

Our constitutional right to bear arms obviously implies a right to bear ammunition, without which the arms are useless. But apparently Democrats disagree. Check out bill HB6615, which the Illinois General Assembly is springing in Springfield:

Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shall be serialized. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the State for sale or personal use, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any person who possesses in any public place any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

Bullet serialization involves engraving a serial number on each and every bullet. As the National Shooting Sports Foundation observes, it is a de facto ban on ammunition.

Serialization would be prohibitively expensive, even after investing $millions to set up production facilities, which few could afford to do just so as to sell ammo in the state of Illinois for more than people would pay.

Criminals of course will still have ammo brought in from out of state, even if it is a misdemeanor to possess it.

The legislation has been filed by Sonya Harper of Chicago, a former community organizer with a B.A. in journalism from Mizzou.

No doubt Ms. Harper’s fellow Democrats dream of imposing serialized ammunition nationwide, so as to make the mass production of ammunition economically infeasible.

The only effect of this lunacy on crime would be to increase it, since eradicating sport shooting would result in fewer law-abiding citizens with firearms. Obviously, a criminal is not going to refrain from shooting someone just because ammo costs $5 or $10 per round.

If the GOP cannot be restored or replaced as an effective opposition party in the very near future, legislation like this will be our national future.

That’s Sonya in the yellow.

On a tip from TrojanMan.

Oct 19 2016

Originalists Against Trump

Some who climb aboard the Trump Train bark about the Supreme Court as if it were a trump card that would silence opposition and excuse their betrayal of conservativism. This willful naiveté does not fly with Originalists Against Trump:

The Originalists Against Trump effort threatens to undercut one of Trump’s chief arguments for disaffected Republican voters, namely that support for Trump is inextricably tied to filling the Supreme Court vacancy with a nominee in the tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia. The group cites Trump’s “character, judgment and temperament” as among its reasons for opposing his candidacy.

Originalism, a judicial philosophy popularized by Scalia and beloved by conservatives, holds that the Constitution has a static meaning. The adherents to originalism stand in stark opposition to the left-leaning proponents of a “living Constitution,” whose meaning may change based on new historical circumstances.

Incidentally, Trump denounced Antonin Scalia for opposing Affirmation Action.

Law professor Stephen Sachs of Duke University told the Washington Examiner via email that he and William Baude, a University of Chicago law professor, drafted the statement for the movement.

From the statement:

“Many Americans still support Trump in the belief that he will protect the Constitution. We understand that belief, but we do not share it. Trump’s long record of statements and conduct, in his campaign and in his business career, have shown him indifferent or hostile to the Constitution’s basic features — including a government of limited powers, an independent judiciary, religious liberty, freedom of speech and due process of law.”

Regardless of the phony lists he puts forth to placate the gullible, the authors do not trust Trump to nominate qualified judicial candidates, or to respect constitutional limits on his power.

Why would they? This is a guy who proclaimed during a primary debate that he intended to issue explicitly unlawful orders to torture and murder. It would be foolish in the extreme to expect him to suddenly develop respect for limited government after being handed vast power.

His kooky and cognitively challenged national spokesperson Katrina Pierson provides an indication of the caliber of the candidates he would nominate. Obsequious subservience and a willingness to rubberstamp his power grabs will be the only relevant qualifications.

Whichever authoritarian wins next month, the Constitution is in for a continued rough ride. But it has lasted this long. If enough people hold true to conservative principles, it will last another generation.

Trump is as certain as Clinton to apply lighter fluid.

On a tip from Torcer.

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