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Aug 30 2015

Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms

Every now and then the judicial oligarchy finds a reason to uphold the Second Amendment:

People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.

I don’t know what’s crazier: pretending that people in the country illegally are entitled to constitutional protections, or asserting that the constitutional protections are irrelevant anyway because laws supersede the Constitution.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Thursday in a case involving Mariano Meza-Rodriguez…

Meza-Rodriguez had a bullet in his pocket when he was arrested for a Milwaukee bar fight.

Federal law prohibits people in the country illegally from possessing guns or ammunition. Meza-Rodriguez argued that the charges should be dismissed because the law infringes on his Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa rejected that contention on the broad grounds that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally. Meza-Rodriguez was ultimately convicted of a felony and deported.

The 7th Circuit panel, however, ruled unanimously Thursday that the term “the people” in the Second Amendment’s guarantee that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed also applies to those in the country illegally. The ruling, which applies in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, conflicts with opinions from three other federal appellate courts in recent years that found the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally.

“We see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded,” Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote.

But the panel upheld Meza-Rodriguez’s conviction, saying the federal ban on people in the country illegally possessing weapons remains valid. Wood wrote that the right to bear arms isn’t unlimited and the government has a strong interest in preventing people who have already broken the law by coming to the country illegally from carrying guns.

So foreign invaders have a right to bears arms in our country, but that right will be ignored. If they can ignore the phony rights of illegal aliens, they can ignore our real rights.

This legal conundrum could be solved easily by enforcing immigration law, as could a large number of other problems.

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On tips from Lyle and Torcer.

Aug 30 2015

Black Thug Assassinates White Deputy; Media Obscures Race

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Darren Goforth and Shannon Miles.

The inflammatory blacks-as-victims propaganda endlessly blasting from liberal establishment megaphones — and amplified still further by Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, et al. — has claimed another victim:

A suspect was arrested and charged in Friday night’s shooting death of a Harris County [i.e., greater Houston] deputy.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced that Shannon J. Miles, 30, a person who had been in custody since early Saturday morning, was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was killed in cold blood at a northwest Harris County gas station. … As he was pumping gas, detectives say Miles approached him from behind, said nothing and fired multiple shots. Once he fell to the ground, authorities say Miles fired more shots at the deputy.

Another heaping helping of social justice.

Going back at least to Trayvon Martin’s timely demise, the liberal media has eagerly sacrificed what little is left of its credibility to work blacks into a frenzy, as if deliberately to inspire senseless murders like this one.

Will Deputy Goforth’s death cause them to back off from the propaganda and attempt to report the news objectively? Allen West answers the question by pointing out that USA Today described Miles only as “a dark-skinned male” whom the sheriff characterized as being inspired by “very dangerous national rhetoric”…

Yes, a “dark-skinned male” possibly inspired by “dangerous rhetoric” – but even AP reported [Friday] night that “authorities did not say what race they believe him (the suspect) to be – even though his image was recorded on security cameras. Have a look at him in the picture above. How would you describe him?

I know how Obama would describe him, based on the Trayvon Martin experience: the son he never had.

As we reported [Friday], black activists are openly calling for the murder and lynching of white people – heck even Louis Farrakhan has done the same in his sermons.

Yet in this politically-correct environment, we dare not make any suggestion about the race of the shooter…

Yet if Goforth had somehow come out the survivor in this encounter, their respective races would be rammed down our throats to stoke white guilt and black grievance.

On tips from Bill T, Anne, Wiggins, and Byron.

Aug 29 2015

Open Thread

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Via Phil.

Aug 29 2015

Second Annual Ferguson Games

Finally some real competition to insufferably moonbatty ESPN. Introducing BSPN:

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 29 2015

Argentina

Those who do not remember the past…

No country is too wealthy to be reduced to wretched poverty by liberalism.

Our rulers know what lies down the road we are on; the destination is fine with them. They will still be rich, and will be even more powerful the more poor they make us.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Aug 29 2015

George Monbiot Eats Roadkill on Live TV

George Monbiot, whose name is said to be the source of the word “moonbat,” must be finding it harder to keep that name in the news these days. The current total saturation of society with looney tunes leftism has seemingly forced him to resort to carnival act tactics to draw attention to himself. He recently cooked and ate roadkill on live TV.

In case you are wondering how eating dead squirrels found by the side of the road advances leftist ideology, Moonbat wrote a brutally long piece in The Guardian to explain. It rambles around incoherently for a while, denounces the raising of livestock, and finally concludes:

Perhaps if we engaged more with the natural world and developed a better understanding of our evolutionary history and our psychological place within it, we might spend more time thinking about what we eat. In doing so, I believe, we would enrich our lives, as well as the life of the more-than-human world. To seek enlightenment, about ourselves and the world around us: this is what makes a life worth living.

If you think life isn’t worth living, maybe you should try eating some roadkill. Then you’ll appreciate life more the next time you eat food that is denounced by moonbats but is fit for consumption by sane people.

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George Moonbat chows down on roadkill.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Aug 28 2015

Open Thread

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Via Glen T.

Aug 28 2015

Mexico Warns Texas to Comply With Invasion

We had better drop the idea of putting an end to the birthright citizenship nonsense that combined with chain migration is allowing millions of unskilled peasants from Third World countries to climb aboard the welfare gravy train. Texas tried it, and got a stern warning from Mexico:

The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State.

The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican Consulate to undocumented immigrants. …

The families who are suing say that Texas is violating the 14th amendment and that the state is superseding federal immigration laws.

They might not know how to speak English but they do know their “rights” in the country they have illegally invaded — including the misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment that leftists have used as a justification for displacing our population with one more conducive to socialist rule.

Texas ought to send them back across the border by catapult. That would restore the relationship between Texas and Mexico to one of mutual respect, rather than the current relationship based on Mexico’s cynical exploitation of American moonbattery.

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On a tip from Bill T.

Aug 28 2015

Hunter Biden Framed for Conspiring to Philander by Fiendishly Clever Russian Agents

When Joe Biden’s son Hunter was found to have an “Affair Guarantee” level account with the sleazy adultery service Ashley Madison, I naturally assumed he had been framed by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. But no, turns out it was the Russkies:

Business executive Robert “Hunter” Biden, reportedly an adviser to his father’s political career, told Breitbart News Monday that he suspected his enemies of creating a fake Ashley Madison account for him in order to discredit him. The email address provided for “Robert Biden’s” account matched a personal email address once used by Biden, the vice president’s son confirmed. (EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden: Ashley Madison Account Created In My Name By America’s Enemies).

Biden thinks international agents, possibly Russian, who objected to his board membership with a Ukrainian gas company set up a fake account to discredit him. A source close to Biden told People Magazine after the first Breitbart story ran that the IP address for the account traces to Jacksonville, Florida.

But account information shows that the profile, which was confirmed by a credit card purchase in 2014, was used at the latitude/longitude point of 38.912682, -77.071704.

That latitude-longitude point just happens to exist on the Georgetown University campus, at an administrative building on Reservoir Road. And Hunter Biden just happened to be teaching there around the time the account was set up.

Joke Biden must be very proud of the way Hunter deftly avoids taking responsibility for his skeevy behavior by weaving a tale of foreign intrigue that will most likely satisfy the readers of People Magazine. He could have a future in Democrat politics.

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A nepotistic, corporate cronyistic chip off the old blockhead.

On tips from Byron, Conan, and Ken in Florida.

Aug 28 2015

Former Ivy League Professor: Vester Flanagan Shooting Spree Caused by “Love Deficit”

We were all made very much aware that Dylann Roof’s shooting spree was racially motivated. How to spin the murders committed by Vester Flanagan — who clearly stated for the record that his motive was to get revenge against whites — as anything different? For a propaganda job that difficult, an Ivy League intellect is required. CNN calls upon former Harvard and Princeton professor Cornel West:

“The problem is we live in a society where people don’t give or get enough love. They don’t give or get enough justice. They don’t give or get enough community. When you’re isolated and insulated, that rage bubbles up. …

“Justice is what love looks like in public. When you have a love deficit, you have a justice deficit. And the question becomes, how do you make things accountable? I‘m very much in favor of tight gun control.”

There you have it. The killings resulted from a “love deficit” that can be made right by denying us our constitutional rights, and placing us even more at the mercy of maniacs like Flanagan, who could have just as effectively done his killing with a knife or a car.

The professor also managed to drag in the concepts of “white privilege” and “homophobia” while justifying Flanagan’s “rage” and denying that the killer was mentally ill.

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Cornel West: What Affirmative Action has done to higher education.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 28 2015

Jerry Seinfeld Family’s Lemonade Stand Shut Down After Informant Squeals

We’ve seen lemonade stands shut down by the authorities again and again and again and again, apparently lest kids grow up thinking they can generate their own wealth rather than feed off the government. But surely a big shot celebrity like Jerry Seinfeld could get away with a lemonade stand — or maybe not. His family’s lemonade stand, set up in East Hampton to raise money for his wife’s charity, was shut down after a neighbor ratted them out to the authorities.

“Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor, but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled,” wrote Ms. Seinfeld in the caption. “Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers!” …

East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said police received a complaint about illegally parked vehicles at the location of the lemonade stand. At the scene, an officer advised the Seinfeld family that village code does not permit lemonade stands on village property. …

Ms. Seinfeld founded Baby Buggy in 2001. The organization focuses on providing families under financial strain with clothing, gear and services, and has donated 16 million items since its formation. Its motto is “Love Recycled,” hence its Instagram handle.

However, the privileges of fame still protect celebrities from less serious infractions, such as Al Sharpton’s refusal to pay the $4.5 million he owes in taxes, and the various crimes including mishandling of top secret information and destruction of evidence entailed in Shrillary Clinton’s email shenanigans.

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Busted.

On tips from Henry and J.

Aug 28 2015

Jeb Will Set You Thinking…

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Passed along by The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Aug 28 2015

Walmart to Stop Selling AR-15s

Liberals don’t necessarily have to violate the Constitution to attack the fundamental rights it enshrines, because as the ruling class, they control not only the government, but also most major corporations. For example, when the flag representing the South was targeted for eradication lest it continue to serve as a rallying point for opposition to centralized control, there was no need for Obama to violate the First Amendment by whipping out his pen and his phone; major retailers like Walmart were alarmingly quick to pull the flag from their shelves and flush it down the Memory Hole on a voluntary basis. The same goes for the Second Amendment:

Walmart has instituted a new corporate policy that bars its stores from selling semi-automatic AR-15-style rifles and semi-automatic shotguns that have a magazine capacity of seven shots or more, multiple news outlets report.

According to Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg, the massive retailer will replace ARs and self-defense and competition shotguns with budget-oriented bolt guns, rimfire rifles and pump-action shotguns.

Although AR-15s are the top-selling rifles in the country and intensely hated by liberals who ignorantly or mendaciously refer to them as “assault rifles,” the ban is supposedly only about business and not politics. We’ll know better when the bolt-action guns are replaced by slingshots, and then slingshots by water pistols, and then water pistols by peace symbol and smiley face buttons.

The people running big companies like Walmart aren’t necessarily moonbats themselves. But they readily bend to the will of moonbats, so they may as well be.

Walmart has been the target of anti-gun groups who are pushing the retail giant [to] ban some firearms sales. In December 2013, New York City-based Trinity Church sued to force a shareholder vote on whether “Walmart should sell products that are … especially dangerous to the public [and] pose a substantial risk to company reputation and would reasonably be considered offensive to the community and family values that Walmart seeks to associate with its brand,” including products with “high-capacity magazines.”

A Federal appeals judge tossed the Trinity Church lawsuit in April.

What makes lawsuits so effective is that even when they fail, they succeed by intimidating their victims.

Not all Walmart stores sell firearms; yet some manufacturers depend on Walmart for a substantial percentage of their profits.

Remington Outdoor Company said Walmart accounted for nearly 10 percent of its firearms and ammunition sales in the last six months, with AR-style rifles leading Remington’s push.

“In the event Walmart were to significantly reduce or terminate its purchases of firearms, ammunition and/or other products from us, our financial condition or results of operations could be adversely affected,” Remington Outdoor Company said.

No violation of the Constitution has taken place; Walmart can sell what it likes — just as we can shop where we like. But where are you going to shop when major retailers willing (and sometimes eager) to impose leftist ideology (Walmart, Target, Amazon, eBay, Sears, etc.) are crowding out everyone else? It’s like switching the channel on TV, only to see the same moonbattery wherever you turn.

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Will eventually replace AR-15s.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 28 2015

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron

Pope Francis may be an eco-Marxist polar opposite of John Paul II, but at least Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam understands that moonbattery is the enemy of everything the Church should defend to its last breath. Here is how he feels about the imposition of homosexual marriage (bold in original):

These times compel the Church to expose the intentions of those who have deceivingly disguised same-sex unions, as an issue of equality and anti-discrimination. It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex “marriage” has never been about gay rights; the true intention behind this agenda has always been about the destruction of the family, and the imposition of a totalitarian system. The approval of same-sex “marriage” has now thrown open the doors of Guam to implement in our community a very clever and systematic theory, which has as its aim the destruction of marriage and family through the annihilation of any sexual differences among persons, this theory is known as the “Theory of Gender.”

Sick as things are now, they will continue to get sicker as the progressive plan unfolds. Opposition will be denounced as “intolerant” and ruthlessly crushed.

The next step will be to implement this theory in the educational system of Guam [as with the rest of the USA]. This means that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender; that there is no-such-thing as “male” or “female”; they will be encouraged to explore their sexuality earlier, and parents will have no voice in the education of their children. The natural family will be seen as a threat for the “new age.” These ideas are already part of an international agenda promoted especially by the United Nations. The laws just passed on our beautiful island, which were disguised to fight against discrimination, will now work to subvert our human sexuality from the most tender age with the goal to abolish the natural family and create new “models” of a family.

I truly believe we are being led astray like lambs to a slaughter. In my view, these recent laws are not a sign of human progress, but are dangerous steps toward annihilation of our fundamental religious beliefs.

The corruption of innocent children, the destruction of the most fundamental structure in society, and of course the repression or better still subversion of Christianity are all key items on the agenda. Only when the old society has been torn up by the roots can the impending dystopia be imposed. That is the purpose of cultural Marxism, the religion of our ruling class.

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The Archbishop can see where this is heading.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 27 2015

Open Thread

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Via Katt❤Country.

Aug 27 2015

Another Gloomy Dose of Sunshine

Remember Sunshine, the activist who recently called for the death of all whites? She continues to spread her black supremacist gloom:

#F***YoFlag movement supporters allegedly told a veteran who infiltrated their publicly posted conference call, “We are going to rape and gut your pregnant wife, and your f***ing piece of sh*t unborn creature will be hung from a tree.”

The veteran, who wants only to be identified by his first name “Nicholas,” claimed that the threatening phone calls have been constant ever since he and some of his abettors infiltrated the F*** Yo Flag movement conference call.

Sunshine” is an organizer in the #FYF911 movement. There are several websites and Twitter handles for the movement.

#FYF911 “black radicals” say they will be holding the “imperial powers” that are actually responsible for the terrorist attacks on September 11th accountable on that day.

“Palmetto Star” describes himself as one of the head organizers. He said … that supporters will be burning their symbols of “the illusion of their superiority,” their “false white supremacy,” like the American flag, the British flag, police uniforms, and Ku Klux Klan hoods.

You didn’t think they were going to stop with Confederate flags, did you? Everything white is oppressive and has got to go.

Plenty more of this is one the way.

On a tip from Bill T.

Aug 27 2015

Roadside America

At least the lesson took hold with some people, even if not with the people in charge:

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You can read all you like about Mohammad and the cult he left behind him. But anything after what we saw for ourselves on September 11 is just a matter of filling in the details. What it is more constructive to learn is who is on Islam’s side.

On a tip from Ben S.

Aug 27 2015

Rep. Gwen Moore Doubles Down on Claim That Scott Walker Lynches Blacks

Toxic, inflammatory moonbattery is poured into the heads of people like Vester Flanagan not only by the cultural Marxists running the media, but also by members of the government — like congresscretin Gwen Moore (D-WI), who was asked to follow up on her recent claim that Scott Walker’s policies are “tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans.” When presented with an opportunity to apologize for the cartoonish and grossly irresponsible assertion, she barked:

“I don’t see any reason to apologize to him (Walker). If anything, he should apologize, I think, for his deliberate efforts during his tenure as governor to increase the misery index among African-Americans.” …

Asked if she could do the conference call over, if she would use the word noose, Moore said:

“Well, I can tell you, I’m an African-American. And so there are images that come into my mind. And I can’t go back to that press conference at all. But I can tell you as an African-American, I have felt the oppression of Scott Walker. This whole voter ID thing, I’ve been fighting him on this since 1990.”

Voter ID requirements are oppressive because they could prevent blacks from voting more than once, in violation of the belief some hold that their vote should count for more. Those votes are used to impose rule by people like Gwen Moore.

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Come give Rep. Moore a big kiss.

On a tip from Tom in MKE.

Aug 27 2015

Vester Flanagan’s Flag

We shouldn’t look at Vester Flanagan’s execution of two white former coworkers on live television strictly in terms of racial politics. There is another aspect:

The Daily Telegraph has learned that “police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag” from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday. In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist who murdered two white Virginia reporters on live television Wednesday morning before turning his gun on himself.

In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, Flanagan, an Obama-supporter, claimed that his motive involved a “race war.” Flanagan was black and gay and apparently angered by the [supposed] fact that he had been a victim of racism and homophobia at the hands of “black men and white women.”

Both of Flanagan’s intended victims were straight.

The gay pride rainbow flag reportedly found in Flanagan’s apartment is seen by many as a symbol of anti-Christian hate.

After a white racist terrorist in South Carolina murdered nine innocent black churchgoers, photos of the racist with the Confederate Flag resulted in a media frenzy to ban the flag.

Like the Confederate flag, the provocative gay pride flag, a symbol of religious oppression, has flown on government property.

Libs got the Confederate flag taken down in RINO-ruled South Carolina. They have imposed a de facto ban throughout the country through their control of major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, eBay, Sears, et cetera. The show The Dukes of Hazard has been taken off the air because it features the flag on the roof of a car. Displaying the flag now results in vigilante punishment in the form of vandalism or even violence.

If that’s what happened to the flag representing the South because Dylann Roof owned one, the same should happen to the flag representing homosexual sodomy, right? But I’m forgetting; like blacks, gays are oppressed, which means they are the ones with the whip hand.

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Flanagan and the flag that helped inspire him.

Aug 27 2015

During Drought, La-La Land Bureauweenies Waste Water on Constant Car Washes

It’s good to be king — or even just to be one of the moonbat bureauweenies who rule California. Even as long-suffering taxpayers are subjected to mandatory water restrictions, have their bathroom activities regulated by Governor Moonbeam, and are told to squeal on each other for excessive water use during the government-caused drought conditions, we read this:

The majority of the [Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors] wash their take-home cars two or three times a week, service records show, and actually washed them more frequently after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water use. …

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas had his cars washed more frequently than any of the others, according to the documents obtained under the state public records law. In 2014, Ridley-Thomas had one of his Chrysler 300 Limited sedans washed an average of 2.7 times per week. After the mandate in April, workers washed it 3.1 times per week.

And that was only one of his two black luxury cars. For most of last year he drove a newer Chrysler that was washed an average of 2.9 times a week.

Two other supervisors — Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe — both wash their take-home SUVs about two times a week, and both increased the frequency of washes after Brown’s April mandate (he first declared a state of emergency in January 2014).

No wonder government officials love the concept of sacrifice. They aren’t the ones who have to make it.

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Living large at other people’s expense.

On a tip from Henry.

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