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Apr 05 2013

Open Thread


Compliments of Aaron S.

Apr 05 2013

Experts Agree on Gun Control

Statists making a priority of gun control is nothing new. WARNING — the potential consequences of allowing the government to disarm you are not pleasant to watch:

On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.

Apr 05 2013

Another Al Roker Incident

Uh oh. I think weather clown Al Roker has crapped his pants again. Watch his reaction when he learns that millions of people aren’t buying the global warming hoax despite year after year of relentless propaganda:

Note the subtle way NBC equates disbelieving their global warming lies with believing that “lizard people” control politics (admittedly Chuck Schumer is living proof that lizard people are prominent in the political sphere). Note also that Al Roker is more astonished that people won’t swallow his global warming crapola than he is that some think moonbat pop singer Paul McCartney has been as dead as he looks since 1966.

But I’m forgetting, Hurricane Sandy proved that there is such a thing as global warming, over-ruling the temperatures that have not risen for going on two decades now.

McCartney: Botched job by the mortician.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Apr 05 2013

The More Things Change…

…the more they stay the same. Maybe the only real difference between the early 21st and late 18th centuries is that the good guys no longer control the government:


The good news is that so long as Henry Waxman is nervous, we still have some freedom to work with.

Via The Republican Revolution, on a tip from G. Fox.

Apr 05 2013

More Victims of Anti-Gun Hysteria

The anti-gun hysteria whipped up by the governmedia in order not to let the Newtown crisis go to waste continues to claim victims — including a 7-year-old boy:

Sam Grant finds himself facing two felony charges for accidentally hitting passing vehicles while shooting his BB gun outdoors. …

Grant, who turns 8 on Thursday, will appear in a Catawba County courtroom this week for the incident that reportedly occurred in Catawba, N.C. sometime in February.

Police say Grant was outside shooting his BB gun. His parents told WGHP-TV that their son was aiming at an abandoned home down the street. Regardless, some of the BBs ended up striking two motor vehicles. No one in either vehicles [was] injured, according to police.

The 7-year-old reportedly has been charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Felony charges? Given the level of firearms expertise repeatedly exhibited by our anti-gun rulers, maybe no one in a position of authority realized that a BB gun is not an “assault weapon.”

Another victim:

A shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter’s mother has lost its federal firearms license.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor in December. The agency didn’t say why.

Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings in which Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The owners still do not know why the license they need to earn their livelihood was revoked by the Feds.

The weapons used in the shooting had all apparently been purchased by Nancy Lanza, prosecutor Stephen J. Sedensky III said last week…

Say a maniac stole someone else’s car and drove it through a crowd of kids waiting for a school bus: would government goons close down the dealer who sold the car? Maybe they would… if cars follow guns as the next target of statist wrath. After all, both empower the individual, which is what the War on Guns is all about preventing.

A tool of pint-sized felons.

On tips from Wiggins and Artfldgr.

Apr 05 2013

Establishing Pedophiles as a Protected Class

No matter how far they push, they will always push further. What will be next after the population has been bullied and brainwashed into accepting homosexuality as normal? California offers a clue:

California Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Under the bill’s language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a gay individual to change his or her behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.

Homosexuality is sacred to our moonbat overlords. Consequently, it has been stricken from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and progressives actually want to make it illegal to cure this psychiatric malady.

But the story gets worse:

The text of the legislation doesn’t specifically ban “gay” conversion therapy. Instead, it prohibits attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Could this apply to pedophiles? Apparently yes:

Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that, “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation.” However, the Democrats defeated the amendment. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law.

Alcee Hastings used to be a federal judge, but he was impeached for soliciting bribes and lying under oath. So he joined Congress, where moral and legal problems are not an issue so long as the constituency is sufficiently debased. Corrupt rulers make corrupt laws.

People are just beginning to figure out the implications of homosexuals becoming a protected class. There will be more implications when pedophiles join them. According to Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute:

“It’s not just the orientation that is protected — the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”

It also means that, if pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that discrimination laws also apply to pedophiles. That means you cannot block a pedophile from being a preschool teacher or any other high-risk occupation.

Theoretically, the law would place pedophiles above normal people in the caste system imposed by political correctness, so that they would be given hiring priority and would be nearly impossible to fire.

Fortunately California SB 1172 has been hung up for the time being on First Amendment grounds, so it will be awhile before it goes nationwide. But that will only give progressives more time to think of where to push us next.

Rep. Speier and a fellow moonbat at play.

On tips from Wilberforce and Nat.

Apr 05 2013

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Children Are Communal Property

Cutting edge moonbats turn to MSNBC to justify their morally unjustifiable views. For example, Melissa Harris-Perry assures them that it is okay to kill your own children in the womb because an unborn child is a “thing” that it takes “a lot of money” to “turn into a human.” She has followed this lesson in pediatric ethics by proclaiming that children are collective property — that is, they belong to the State. To quote:

“[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities.”

To a moonbat, the community = the government. The voice of the community is the voice of the government, which is becoming increasingly synonymous with the establishment media.

Anyone still think it is hyperbole to call these people totalitarian?

elian gonzalez.
Big Government collects its property.

On tips from Matt L and Lyle.

Apr 05 2013

Under ObamaCare, Medicare to Cover Sexual Disfigurement Procedures

ObamaCare has greatly accelerated Medicare’s inevitable decline into bankruptcy. But for the profligate moonbats running the federal government, that is no reason not to spend still more using it to advance depraved social engineering objectives:

For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations “experimental,” Medicare has opened the door to covering transsexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare.

Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in Jan. 1.

As usual when taxpayers are parted from their money, special interest groups have shoved their way to the public trough.

The National Center for Transgender Equality is among those pushing for the changes.

In supporting letters to CMS, one of the proponents claims that the experimental status of sex-change operations has long passed and that studies confirm it works.

Sex change operations work! How did I miss the most radical scientific breakthrough since they split the atom? You can actually turn a man into a woman, altering the fundamental structure of every cell in his body. Will wonders never cease?

As if to stifle the laughter, a more ominous letter followed:

A second letter called the federal policy discriminatory, and added that failure to get the operation by those who needed can cause death. “The net effect is a failure to treat a treatable disorder which in many cases leads to death. The discrimination (is) clearly un-American,” added the letter.

Underneath the nonsensical doubletalk about treating psychiatric disorders by indulging delusions through surgical mutilation, the threat comes through loud and clear: give us our way or get the “discrimination” hammer to the side of your head.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a National Center for Sane People Equality to counter this sick lunacy?

Knuckle under or he’ll claim you discriminate.

On a tip from Clingtomyguns.

Apr 05 2013

Forty-Six Cases of Treason

Authoritarians have been attempting to use the malignant United Nations to implement violations of our right to bear arms that are impermissible according to the Constitution. That is, they are siding with a hostile foreign power to violate their oath to uphold that same Constitution.

To defend us from this treachery, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) offered Amendment 139, confirming that foreign treaties cannot be used to trump the Constitution. Shockingly, this amendment barely passed by a vote of 53 to 46.

In sane times, those who committed open treason were executed. Now, we will be lucky if we can vote them out of office. These 46 traitors are not merely fools, but enemies of the American people, regardless of how many semiconscious morons the media can dupe into voting for them:


This goes well beyond the gun debate. Our country’s enemies are using their prominent positions in the government to present an existential threat to the USA as a sovereign constitutional republic.

Via Gateway Pundit. Hat tips: Wizbang, God and Country Molon Labe. Hat tips: Blondie Rides Off, G. Fox.

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