Quote O’ The Day

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these States….Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America” — Gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789.

Observation O’ The Day

Those words clearly indicate that even at that early point in our nation’s history, the right was ‘recognized’ and thus was a preexisting right, not a right given to the people by the goobermint. Of course, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that in the U.S. v Cruickshank case in 1876-“This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.“. And the latter part makes clear that while the populace has that right, the will to use it when necessary is just as important.

That is all…………….

Comment O’ The Day

“As Rush was fond of saying, we have some of the stupidest smart people in positions of power in this country (and frankly around the world).
Our Elite: supremely confident that they are the most intelligent people ever to have existed, and that no one should question their decisions or pronouncements, yet proving every day that they are literally dumb as rocks. Over-credentialed, and under-introspective.”


Observation O’ The Day

Confirmed — The Supreme Court’s Lib Justices Are Paste-Eaters.

“Well, now we know why the Democrats are so eager to pack the Supreme Court with more liberal judges. They’re going to need at least three more lefties on the Court just to get the collective IQ of the lib justices into triple digits.”

Observation O’ The Day.

prohibit the sale and possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

High-capacity magazines allow the shooter to continue firing repeatedly without needing to reload. The time it takes to change one during a mass shooting event could be life-saving, Bayer said
….
Investigators found 30 spent casings and three magazines at the scene.

Hrrmmm. 30 fired rounds…….3 empty magazines.
3rd grade level arithmetic something something


Democrats introduce gun safety bills in wake of Oxford shooting, push for more than ‘thoughts and prayers’

LANSING, MI — A Democratic Senator who represents the district that includes Oxford, Michigan, is pushing a series of new gun control bills that would limit the sale of gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds……….

Senate Bills 785 and 786 and House Bills 5627 and 5628 would prohibit the sale and possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill would make selling or owning high-capacity magazines a misdemeanor…………

Democrats gave no indication Thursday that there’s any interest in the measures from Republican colleagues. With Republicans in control of the state House and Senate, the bills are unlikely to advance without bipartisan support…………..

Democrats gave no indication Thursday that there’s any interest in the measures from Republican colleagues. With Republicans in control of the state House and Senate, the bills are unlikely to advance without bipartisan support.

Observation O’ The Day
Actually I think even if we did have the best education system on the planet, some people -like Travis Allen- are too stupid for it to make a difference.


Observation O’ The Day
Doesn’t seem too worried about the Omicron variant, either………

Comment O’ The Day
Not surprisingly…one would have to be a boozer to hang out with Joe all these years….

 

Observation O’ The Day

SloJoe’s puppet masters know this will cause even more problems in the supply chain. It’s being done on purpose, simply to cause more problems, that they hope people will cry out to goobermint to solve.

Comment O’ The Day

This conclusion is inescapable, it is impossible for them to be so wrong by accident.

What a bunch of us have been saying the whole time.

If the Biden Administration were merely incompetent, they’d do some things wrong, a few disastrously so, but they’d also do some things right, a few amazingly so. I envision a standard distribution (a bell curve); most complex issues they’d be mostly neutral or maybe a little off the median, with a few at the extremes where they either really do well or really screw up.
However, that has not been the case.

Instead, they have shown a striking propensity to always trend towards the wrong choice, and they choose the exact worst possible answer alarmingly often. The only exceptions have been cases in which their actions are predetermined by law (read: they MUST take a specific action and have no other option), and even then they try like hell to wriggle out of it. The bell curve is skewed WAY to the left, such that a middling/neutral solution is rare, and doing well is so unlikely as to be almost impossible.

That cannot be a coincidence, and is not adequately explained by random chance or incompetence. Statistically speaking, the only conclusion supported by the numbers is that they are TRYING to do everything wrong.

Observation O’ The Day

After thinking on it awhile, and remembering my own sortie into the life of election politics, this dawned on me.
Bleat Zero O’Rourke may actually not care if he runs a campaign so tone-deaf many people can’t think of a way he could actually win election for  Texas Governor.

Well, maybe he doesn’t care.

Maybe, he’s running so he can use up donations to this and to his previous campaigns that he’s accumulated and can’t legally touch to live on, as in travel around the state and generally have a good time on someone else’s dime instead of spending his own money.
Both federal and most state finance laws ban spending those funds on anything except actual campaign expenses, but does allow just about anything that’s even barely connected to count.

Just a thought.

Observation O’ The Day

As near a perfect exemplar of Cooper’s *Condition White*, as can be asked for.

*You are totally unaware of your surroundings and totally unprepared for even the prospect of danger.*

My first squad leader in the Army put it like this: “Experience is the best teacher and the best experience is someone else’s, because it’s usually less expensive and less painful.”

Observation O’ The Day

Fifty years ago this week ‘The Theme From Shaft’ kept John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ from getting the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 40 and and it descended thereafter. I’m fine with that because I think ‘The Theme From Shaft’ was a way better song. Musically, and morally, superior.

Observation O’ The Day
Mother Jones couldn’t even put one of their own “beloved” above their cause. He didn’t even use a gun in his suicide, but they stood on his still warm body to promote gun control.


Mother Jones Pushes Red Flag Laws After Gun Control Activist Kills Himself

Mother Jones pushed red flag laws after announcing that former executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety, Mark Glaze, killed himself.

The New York Times noted, “Glaze, who was widely considered a founding figure in the modern gun-control movement, died on Oct. 31 in Scranton, Pa.”

NYT went on to point out that Glaze’s death was a suicide.

Facebook post from Glaze’s family members reads, in part:

As we celebrate the life of our beloved Mark, we would be remiss not to mention his harrowing struggle with alcohol, depression, and anxiety. In the last years of his life, Mark actively sought help. He completed several treatment programs, with the hope of finding peace and breaking free of the addictive cycle that caused him to feel so desperately alone and in pain. Mark took his own life while being held on DUI charges at the Lackawanna County Prison. While it may be difficult to discuss this specific cause of death, with suicide as the tenth leading cause of mortality in the United States– the numbers and instances are too frequent and increasing to ignore.

Mother Jones reported Glaze’s suicide, then pushed red flag laws

There is no indication that Mark used a gun to kill himself. Still, he was a victim of a scourge he worked to oppose. Nearly two-thirds of all gun deaths in the US are suicides, according to Mark’s former organization. To fight gun violence is to fight suicide. Research shows that people who have access to guns are far more likely to kill themselves than people who don’t.

Glaze and others in his field advocated for the enactment, in 19 states and DC, of so-called Red Flag laws, which allow local police to confiscate guns from people who have threatened to harm themselves or others. These orders aim to stop not just murder, but suicide. Evidence suggests they are most effective at preventing people from shooting themselves.

 

Comment O’ The Day
I will once again say: this whole Dem tactic of “Americans just don’t understand” doesn’t hold water when the guy saying it can’t properly read the teleprompter


Biden Accused Of Mocking Americans’ Intellect: ‘You Think They’d Understand What We’re Talking About?’

President Joe Biden was accused of mocking Americans’ intelligence on Saturday during remarks that he gave in the morning as he answered only a few questions from reporters.

Biden made the remarks about Americans’ knowledge of supply chains as he said that the pandemic has impacted the lives of every American.


Observation O’ The Day

Elderly people with failing memories often fall back on those sweet memories of the good old days:

 


Observation O’ The Day

I can guarantee you, this is another one of those times when the moron’s staff wondered why they ever let him take questions, as he once again announces he’s a clueless figurehead.


Biden: $450K to illegal immigrants? “Garbage report”! NYT, ACLU: *Ahem*

This leaves Biden in another jam entirely of his own making. What does he do now? He only has two choices, neither of them palatable.
One: Biden explains why he actually is incentivizing more illegal immigrations (by his own statement to Doocy, no less!) by making these payouts and making the border crisis worse.
Two: Biden tells the Department of Justice to drop the settlement, forcing the ACLU to go to court and end up defending Trump’s border-enforcement policy. Door #1 loses moderates and suburban votes, and Door #2 loses progressives and activists.

Oh, and let’s not forget that Door #1 has an extra added bonus of becoming the centerpiece of a GOP campaign in the fall against vulnerable House Democrats. And there are a lot more of those than Biden thought before Tuesday’s elections.

Even more importantly, however, this episode demonstrates that Biden really doesn’t have a clue as to what is happening in his own administration. Biden either didn’t know about this settlement or forgot it so entirely that he couldn’t recall it when asked. This doddering performance is why Biden doesn’t take many questions from reporters in the first place, and why Americans have begun to lose confidence in Biden’s abilities. And they may well be wondering at this point who’s really running the White House.


The Americans I’ve been hearing from haven’t ‘begun to lose confidence in Biden’s abilities’, they knew from the start his abilities were already non-existent.
And their wondering about ‘who’s really running the show’ is only a question of who, not of ‘is it’.
SloJoe is a meatpuppet and that’s merely being confirmed every day.


Comment O’ The Day

This is how the government libs funnel money to favored groups. They invite a favored group to sue them with the intention of “settling” for big bucks and no intention at all of ever defending the case, regardless of the merits

Observation O’ The Day
America’s Marie Antoinette class is Washington’s elites – and that shows it.


Biden tours Rome with 85-vehicle motorcade ahead of ‘climate’ summit

 

“We’re Never Going to Learn About How Safe This Vaccine Is Unless We Start Giving It, That’s Just The Way It Goes”…

Observation O’ The Day

You’ll find out later, if it kills your kid. Do you guys ever get the impression these people are the villains of every fairy tale ever?

 

Observation O’ The Day

“Normally in establishing a police state, one first moves to ensure that the police favor the regime. Crapping all over them instead is a novel tactic.”

Observation O’ The Day
We are ruled by corrupt thugs. Fortunately, they’re also incompetent.


BLUF:
Which brings me to dominos. “I think parents need to be assured that you’re going to have more support than you think,” Solas remarked, “because it’s like a domino effect. When one parent speaks out, another parent feels like it’s safe for them to speak out. And you just need one person to start that.”

The sound you hear is the sound of the dominos beginning to fall, one after the next. I hope that their cascading collapse is coming soon enough and will be widespread enough to head off the larger, more devastating collapse that would likely ensue in the absence of that movement of catharsis.

Garland Just Tipped Over The Dominoes:
Parents across the country have suddenly woken up to the wokeness haunting their schools and poisoning the minds of their children.

Destruction of the family has always been at the center of the collectivist project. In chapter two of The Communist ManifestoMarx and Engels point out that the destruction of private property will never be complete until the “abolition [Aufhebung] of the family” is accomplished. The dream is perennial among snarling misanthropists. A couple of years ago, an interview in The Nation with a radical feminist explained that if you “want to dismantle capitalism” then you have to “abolish the family.”

It is worth keeping that in mind as the little drama of Merrick Garland versus the parents of America unfolds. I wrote about the attorney general’s absurd but troubling memorandum shortly after it was released on October 4. As all the world knows (but only some precincts of the world admit), Garland threatened to mobilize the entire police power of the state against parents. Why?

Because parents across the country have suddenly woken up to the wokeness haunting their schools and poisoning the minds of their children. The school boards, many of which are staffed by leftists, are pushing the Marxist ideology of critical race theory, virtue-signaling mask mandates, and forcing noisome gender identity politics on primary and secondary school students.

Most parents don’t like that. They pay for the schools. The school board (in theory) works for them, and they, the parents, have been vocal in making their displeasure known.

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