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Via Jawa Report, from FOX:

The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

To make society more efficient – because you don’t know how to make your own decisions, they will manipulate you into their chosen path.  They will adjust your choices, and create you into their image of the perfect efficient serf.

Milton Friedman famously said that we should be thankful for government inefficiency, because without it, we’d all be slaves.

Such policies — which encourage behavior subtly rather than outright require it — have come to be known as “nudges,” after an influential 2008 book titled “Nudge” by former Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein and Chicago Booth School of Business professor Richard Thaler popularized the term.

The term “nudge” has already been associated with the new program, as one professor who received Shankar’s email forwarded it to others with the note: “Anyone interested in working for the White House in a ‘nudge’ squad? The UK has one and it’s been extraordinarily successful.”

Cass Sunstein is one of the most vile men on the planet, who desires to corrupt institutions made to serve the people into institutions that control the people.  It’s for your own good, you stupid peasant.

Richard Thaler told FoxNews.com that the new program sounds good.

“I don’t know who those people are who would not want such a program, but they must either be misinformed or misguided,” he said.

“The goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government by using scientifically collected evidence to inform policy designs. What is the alternative? The only alternatives I know are hunches, tradition, and ideology (either left or right.)”

“Misguided” to this master of puppets is anyone who opposes him.  “MIsinformed” means you haven’t been properly indoctrinated to accept him as your master, as someone who knows better than him.

The goal is to control people, to force them to make decisions they otherwise wouldn’t, to use a government instituted by the people as a tool to preserve freedom as a tool to coerce behavior.  It is the antithesis of freedom, and it is the most insidious form of tyranny.

Thaler is a would-be master of men, and a liar of the first order.

The alternative is that individuals make decisions for themselves, because no luciferian social scientist knows better than any individual in their own life.  He doesn’t know what’s best for you.  You have your own individual life full of information that you’ve collected that makes a difference in your own life that should inform your own decisions.  The “ideology” tack at the end is just to make him seem so “moderate” and “reasonable” by saying he dismisses both sides with his third way… of government leading you, you stupid, contemptible peon.  He mocks any other ideas as hunches, too, as though people don’t make their own decisions.

His ridicule of tradition is easily shot down by a man much wiser – Thomas Sowell:

“For the anointed, traditions are likely to be seen as the dead hand of the past, relics of a less enlightened age, and not as the distilled experience of millions who faced similar human vicissitudes before.”

But they are your masters, and they will lead, and they will educate you into believing that following is your natural condition, your correct place in life, and ultimately that it’s for your own good that you’re a serf.

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From HotAir:

James Taranto, Noah Rothman, Ace, and, as you’ll see, Steve Hayes: Lots of righties are asking this question after O tossed it into his snooze of a speech. And it’s not just O. Remember, Carney sneered about pretend scandals yesterday too in his skirmish with Scarborough on “Morning Joe.” This is, it seems, an official White House talking point, adopted by The One himself. Somehow, after five years and several thousand “pivots” to stupid and/or dangerous left-wing agenda wishlist items, the White House has decided that all it really wants to talk about is the economy and it’s damned tired of being distracted from doing so, don’tcha know.

So, which scandals — plural — are phony? Benghazi is, certainly. The left’s been insisting since before Chris Stevens was laid to rest that there’s zero sign of government malfeasance here, despite the fact that State ignored numerous warnings that the consulate was operating in one of the most dangerous places on earth with only a skeleton security crew to protect it. The IRS scandal’s also phony…

And so’s Fast and Furious.  The left has decided all scandals and all criminal actions by Obama are phony.

The left has been yelling Shut Up! since Brian Terry was murdered.

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Send thousands of guns to Mexico under an official ATF program approved all the way to the White House, stonewall congressional investigation attempts, hush it up with the lie of “ongoing investigation” and then use executive privilege (which can only be legitimately used if it did go to the Pres), and suddenly it all goes away.

Lenin was right.  A lie repeated often enough become truth.

More stuff has piled up in my “to blog about” folder.

Putin: West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh!

AMMAN/LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh.  …

“One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras,” Putin said.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say Putin has a point.

Liveleak has the video.  It’s blurry enough to not be as graphic as you’d think.  The audio is good, so the chorus of “Allahu akbar!” as he takes a bite is pretty clear.

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Considering Putin is a KGB thug who’s probably murdered several men by his own hand, that’s the cutest thing I could find to offset the Syrian wendigo-wannabe that would still kinda tie in with the story.  It’s Russian squee propaganda.

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In Houston, a free gun initiative has kicked off:

Strain’s northwest Houston community of Oak Forest is the first neighborhood in the country being trained and equipped by the Armed Citizen Project, a Houston nonprofit that is giving away free shotguns to single women and residents of neighborhoods with high crime rates.

Cool.

Actually, it’s 20 gauge shotguns.

And of course, some ivy league blueblood professor who knows how everyone else has to live has to chime in.  It’s almost parody:

David Hemenway, a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health who has written about firearms and health, said studies suggesting gun ownership deters crime have been refuted by many others that say the opposite.

“Mostly what guns seem to do is make situations more lethal because most crime has nothing to do with guns,” he said. “When there is a gun in the mix, there is much more likely to be somebody dying or somebody incredibly hurt.”

Professor Hemenway, a professor of telling-you-how-to-live, would prefer that innocent people not be allowed to defend themselves and instead act as passive crime victims, which ultimately keeps violence down.  He’s that guy from the Road Warrior who tells the other members of the refinery to just give the Humungus what they want.

Armed victims tend to create a bigger threat to attackers, though.  They tend to make it so attackers might get incredibly hurt or die.

The omitted part is that some violence is justified and necessary, and ultimately violence to defend the innocent is righteous, while surrendering the innocent to predators is not.

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In New Mexico, brain scans have replaced phrenology as predictors of criminal behavior:

ALBUQUERQUE — It began with a casual question that neuroscientist Kent Kiehl posed to a postdoctoral fellow in his laboratory who had been conducting brain scans on New Mexico prison inmates.

“I asked, ‘Does ACC activity predict the risk of reoffending?’” Kiehl recalls, using the scientific shorthand for the anterior cingulate cortex, a brain structure associated with error processing.

The postdoctoral fellow, Eyal Aharoni, decided to find out. When he compared 96 inmates whose brains had been monitored while they performed a test that measures impulsiveness, he discovered a stark contrast: Those with low ACC activity were about twice as likely to commit crimes within four years of being released as those with high ACC activity.

While this may prove to be more accurate than phrenology, brain scans to predict behavior ultimately ignore a lot of other factors.

“We cannot say with certainty that all who are in the high-risk category will reoffend — just that most will,” Kiehl says. “It has very big implications for how we think about treatment and rehabilitation.”

It also has very big implications if you want to reduce the sum of man to a chemical interaction, rather than look at external factors that lead to behavior, and decisions on the part of the individual.

Saying someone has a mental predisposition to impulsiveness or certain areas of the brain that are under or overdeveloped doesn’t mean that’s the sum of the person.

Abu Sakkar, the cannibal rebel (which sounds like a badass name for a Southern horrorbilly/horrorpunk/gothabilly band that would open for Ghoultown) warlord in Syria, probably isn’t eating the hearts of his dead foes because of a deficiency of gray matter.  His environment might have something to do with it.  Just maybe.

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This one’s from today, from Gateway Pundit:

A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, “Racist & Proud.”

That looked incongruent with the other reports from the pro-Zimmerman side.
The Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan:

One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, “We’re racist & proud.”

Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed, according to the Chronicle.

The act to smear the Zimmerman supporters as racists with a leftist plant worked as the photo and comment was picked up and spread worldwide.

Scanning the internet we found that a “Renee Vaughn” from Austin worked for a far left environmental group, the Texas Campaign for the Environment.

racist and proud fake leftistWell, that’s Austin leftists for you.

I can imagine her confronting some Martin supporters.  “No, really, I’m one of you!  I’m just carrying this sign that says I’m racist so you’ll attack those other people over there that I hate!  I’m not racist!  They are!  I’m just carrying the sign, but they really are!”

Really, if you’re carrying around a sign that says “racist and proud”, something has gone wrong at some point.  You’re not being ironic, you’re not being clever, you’re not impersonating anyone.  You’re just a failure at life.

Update:  Via Jawa Report:

From Weekly Standard – Obama reignites gun fight:

With an email today from the daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the group formerly known as the Obama reelection campaign, Organizing for Action, is reigniting the fight over guns in America.

In the weeks and months after that horrible day, lawmakers from across the country told us, the families of the victims, that they’d take action to make our communities safer. What we found out is that, for some of our members of Congress, those were empty promises.  …

If a background check saves even one life, and keeps even one family from hurting like this, then this fight will all be worth it. I think my mom would like to know that the tragedy that fell on Newtown meant that another tragedy could be stopped before it even started.

And there’s a link to mybarackobama.com, which is his perpetual campaign fundamental change machine that will remake America into what his ilk want whether you like it or not, and whether the citizen likes it or not.

The sob story email (I began to lose patience with the Newtown antis a while ago) brings up the same garbage.

No background checks could have saved lives in Newtown, because the murderer there stole his guns from his mother, who he also murdered.

The argument that “if it saves one life” is the same argument that the NSA is using to spy on everyone.  This is an argument for tyranny – necessity, the plea of tyrants.

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Chucky Schumer is trying to tell Bloomberg that he should stop making anti-gun ads that people hate completely, and find more subversive ones to make.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control ads, labeling them ineffective.

“Frankly, I don’t think Bloomberg’s ads are effective,” Schumer told TIME Magazine in a report posted Thursday. “The Mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective.”

He’s entirely correct.  He’s not opposed to the billionaire Empire State dictator pushing around the little people, he’s all for it – he just thinks they’re stupid enough to be pushed around in different ways.

Schumer also offered an alternative gun control ad script, one he believed would be more effective than the ones Bloomberg has run.

“Now I’m an NRA member. I’m proud of that,” Schumer narrated, taking on the persona of a Nevada gun shop owner. “My daddy was, his daddy before him, and my kids are going to be NRA members. But on this one? Background checks? They’re wrong. That background check ain’t gonna affect me. I’m a law-abiding citizen. It’ll just affect felons, spousal abusers, people [who are] mentally ill. So on this one, I don’t agree with the NRA.”

Of course, that “background check ain’t gonna affect me” is nonsense.  The objective of universal background checks is universal registration, is universal confiscation, is a government that has monopoly on all force.

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And finally, a piece, and it’s a real steaming piece, from Daily Beast, titled “Free the ATF from the Gun Lobby”:

With approximately 15,000 people dying from the criminal misuse of guns each year, the ATF’s mission of shutting down the illegal supply of guns to criminals is of vital importance. For years, however, the ATF has been left without the resources—and leadership—to effectively intervene in the illegal market for guns. One of the best ways to stem this flow of guns is to identify which gun dealers are improperly selling to criminals.

Remember, the ATF instructed dealers to sell to criminals.  They made it so criminals would pass background checks.  They gave guns to narcoterrorist cartels and said of dead Border Patrol agents “if you want to make an omelette, you’ve got to scramble some eggs”.

The Daily Beast writer is a lying propagandist.

Congress, however, has made this as hard as possible. Out of fear of ATF creating a gun registry—which would inevitably be used to confiscate all of America’s guns (of course!)—gun-control opponents have forced ATF to trace guns the way 17th-century monks copied texts: by hand.

Ignoring the shit-eating smug snark that ignores every historical precedent about registration for a moment and moving on…

Y’know what else that’s called?  Police work.  The job of the government is not to make the government’s job as easy as possible.  That’s how all citizens become slaves.

When a gun is found at a crime scene, ATF agents can’t just look up who owned the gun in a computer database. They first have to call the gun manufacturer and find out which wholesaler purchased it. Then they have to get the wholesaler on the line and find out which dealer purchased the gun from the wholesaler. Then they have to call the gun dealer and have the dealer’s files searched by hand to identify the first consumer to purchase the gun. If the gun dealer is no longer in business, ATF agents have to search through files—many of them handwritten—maintained in cardboard boxes, one by one. Because we don’t require background checks on all gun sales, all this work may be for naught. Even if the person who bought the gun is identified, he may just say he sold the gun to an unknown person. For this secondary transaction, which is perfectly legal, there won’t be any files to sift through.

The process is daunting and, given modern technology, foolish. And yet the ATF is asked to do this over 300,000 times per year.

No, the process is pretty simple, as explained.

If the argument is all about modern technology being used to make police work easier, why don’t we just implant everyone with a chip to solve missing persons cases for the FBI?  Why not just stick everyone in a cell and have them live there so we’ll know if something’s gone wrong?  We can just feed them as necessary and keep them in their boxes and the world will be completely safe and efficient.

Cracking down on the handful of rogue gun dealers who fortify the supply of crime guns is made even more difficult by a law that prohibits the ATF from making more than one unannounced inspection per year to any gun dealer.

Awww.  Woe is them?  Y’know, maybe if the ATF wasn’t the biggest rogue dealer in the nation in the last decade, maybe I’d have some sympathy.  But seeing as how they’ve provided guns for cartels, and guns for gangs, too, why should anyone ever support these jack-booted murderous thugs who arm cartels and kill other federal agents – and then laugh and get promoted for it?

Yeah, I’m looking at you, David “Brian Terry Is An Egg For Me To Scramble So I Can Shit On The Constitution” Voth.

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The whole Beast article is leftist-statist anti-gun, anti-rights, anti-freedom propaganda, demanding a greater power for an agency that’s murdered hundreds of Mexican citizens and 2 US federal agents.

More recently, Fast and Furious, the poorly devised and managed sting operation that allowed guns bought in the U.S. to get into the hands of Mexican drug lords, is the source of frustration with the ATF—even though it appears that much of the blame lies with the local federal prosecutors who refused to approve arrests of the gun traffickers.

No, getting caught was a source of frustration for the ATF.

“Much of the blame lies with the local federal prosecutors”?  The ATF ran guns to cartels.

They ran guns to cartels.

They RAN GUNS TO CARTELS.

This was not a botched sting.  It was sending guns south to find them at crime scenes.  That’s all.

The Daily Beast writer is a disgusting propagandist.

Nice thing is, the comments hit back a lot:

Another out of control, unconstitutional  government agency that cries for more of our tax dollars. This is the same group of people who PURPOSELY allowed firearms to be bought with the knowledge that they would be brought across the border to Mexico to enter the “Drug War” pipeline and thus create a demand for more government-sponsored gun control. This “Operation Fast and the Furious” is a far bigger scandal than Watergate ever was, and resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, yet nobody in the current administration has been held to account for this atrocity.

More funding? Shut these people down- NOW.

The NSA’s PRISM program that looks at Americans’ emails and online interactions and phone calls and basically every electronic communication made, has made the news in the last couple days after the story was broken by the UK Guardian (and it tracks credit cart transactions, too).

The best description has come from a whistleblower talking to the Washington Post:

Firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their capabilities, is what drove a career intelligence officer to provide PowerPoint slides about PRISM and supporting materials to The Washington Post in order to expose what he believes to be a gross intrusion on privacy. “They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,” the officer said.

Obama (after someone brought him what to say) has had to go so far as to deny spying on US citizens, which is a certain type of lie:

With 310 million people to listen in on, the government’s computers are doing the listening.  Then somebody listens later, as they’re storing all the data forever.

Even the leftist ACLU is coming out against Obama’s spying on US citizens.

Obama’s gone out to say that you just have to trust him, to trust the Great Leader, to make good choices for you.  The Constitution, which he routinely ignores, will somehow be used to keep this in check where we can’t see it, and we just have to trust the government – the same government which uses the IRS to target political enemies, spies on reporters and now on everyone, hushes up the deaths of ambassadors, and arms narcoterrorist cartels in Mexico.

But those who want coercive paternalism in government, a government that dictates to the people, are getting what they asked for.  And for those who truly love Obama (and a few who just love the power of the state), it’s a good thing that the government is spying on you.

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Remember this is what the liar said before he got into power, before he had the power to target his enemies with the IRS and track everyone with an intelligence system that was supposed to be used to track foreign communications, not domestic.

Everything he said was lip service or outright lies.  It was a way to condemn Bush because Bush actually tried to target terrorists, but by using surveillance tools many people were at best skeptical of.  Not because Obama disliked the power, but because he disliked the targets.

Obama has ignored the law when it was inconvenient for his entire term in office.  There are no national security letters, there is simply spying.  There is no more ignoring the law when it’s inconvenient, there’s ignoring the law always.  The Constitution does work, and he hates it, so he ignores it.  The law isn’t subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, it’s simply ignored as dictators do what they wish.  Justice isn’t arbitrary, it’s ignored.  Unless it’s social justice, which is just grievance-based violence given a thin veneer of civility.

He has stayed true to his claim that “violating civil liberties” isn’t the way to enhance national security, and he’s stuck with that.  He’s using violations of civil liberties for consolidation of power, not for national security.  It has nothing to do with national security, only political power and political security.

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Bush’s use of Joe Biden’s Patriot Act was intended to go after terrorists and used as such, but was overly broad and would be susceptible to abuse.  Liberals with their virulent hatred of Bush loathed the national security apparatus, because they project their own traits onto others.  As liberals would abuse power to target their political enemies, they believed Bush would use it to come after them.  It was easy for many to dismiss the liberal complaints, because Bush wasn’t going after them.

Problem was that it set up an apparatus for government to potentially or actually do things beyond the scope of the Constitution.  Bush could’ve, but pretty much didn’t.

Obama can, and does.

With laws extensive enough to ignore the Constitution or hide in secret where there would never be Constitutional authority to keep them in check, we lost the rule of law and ended up with the rule of men.  Bush was mostly benign.  Obama has been almost wholly malevolent.

Now that the left is in charge and has been for 5 years, they do have the tools to use against their political enemies, and they are doing so.  They are getting the big brother they wanted, and they are getting the control they wanted.

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As one last insult to the citizenry, because the government is totally unaccountable to the citizens it was created to serve, the “debate” will be in secret, too.

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As a note on the media, the NYT went out and condemned spying on US citizens, going so far as to say that Obama “has lost all credibility”.  But like the good minions of the left they are, they went out and changed that because they remembered they’re Obama’s minions.

The New York Times edited its damning editorial condemning the Obama administration for collecting phone call data from Americans to make it less stinging shortly after the editorial was published online Thursday afternoon.  …

NewsDiffs also showed that several other modifications had been made to the editorial, but none as significant as  its change to the originally broad condemnation of the Obama administration.

The leftist media will try to turn this into a good thing.  The media meme will be that he only spys on us because he cares about us, and he only beats us because he loves us.

From the Right Scoop, last month – Obama speaking in Colorado to push for citizen disarmament and greater state power (video at the link):

The opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed, nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government. You hear some of these quotes:

I need a gun to protect myself from the government.”
We can’t do background checks because the government’s going to come take my guns away.”

The government’s us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you, I am elected by you. I am constrained as they are constrained by a system that our founders put in place. This is a government of and by and for the people.

Quickly, common sense dictates that criminals and madmen never follow laws, so the laws only impact good people who should never be disarmed.

From there, remember, this is the same guy who was responsible for targeting his political opponents through the IRS.  He’s the same guy who tapped the Associated Press’s phones and targeted journalists reporting things that made him look bad.

Obama’s not constrained at all by the Constitution.  He’s actively ignoring the Constitution.

Those officials are not elected, they are appointed, and those officials are engaged in political campaigns to build the empires of their political masters – targeting enemies so their patrons will succeed.  The police chiefs he goes to for gun control are appointed, the mayors who support him win elections through their appointed goons who engage in the Curley Effect to create political empires through handing out taxpayer money to pay voters.  The IRS stooges he has targeting political enemies are appointed as well – and all believe they are the Ruling Class, above accountability, and above you.

Obama’s lying.  This is a government that operates on its own, with no regards for the citizen; a government that targets citizens, and has tax collectors like eyerolling IRS twerp Shulman targeting unpopular groups and then smirking about it.

(There’s a lot of important nonverbal communication going on with Shulman.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s very relevant.)

Obama shipped guns to the narcoterrorist cartels, he let an ambassador die in Benghazi and then lied about it (and it’s suspected worse was going on than that), and he’s currently engaged in a war on journalists.  And yet he tells you that it’s all “rhetoric” that makes it difficult for everyone to compromise and surrender to his good ideas…

We’ve got to get passed some of the rhetoric that gets perpetuated that breaks down trust and is so over the top that it just shuts down all discussion.

No, Barry, you’re a wannabe tyrant.  And Americans don’t negotiate with tyrants.  There is no “discussion” with tyrants.  There is no “just a little bit” of oppression.  There is no talk and talk and talk and “compromise” with tyranny.

His actions are targeting citizens who disagree, and targeting journalists who might accidentally report the facts or say something he doesn’t like… his words are diplomatic – and telling you everything you see and hear is wrong, and he’s just so reasonable and means well for you and it’s good if you let him do good things for you.  But remember the definition of diplomacy: the art of saying “nice doggy” until you can find a rock.

From Real Clear Politics:

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, explains to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell how he and other “journalists” prevented Capitol Hill police from removing an anti-gun advocate from the Senate gallery after she yelled at Senators who voted down an amendment to expand background checks.

And so says the leftist reporter:

GRIM: I interviewed her along with a number of other journalists right afterwards. They were trying to escort her out of the building, but journalists kind of formed a human shield around her because they all had their microphone in front of her. The Capitol Police realized perhaps arresting a hero of Tucson, right after the Senate knocked down this sensible gun bill, wasn’t the best move, so they let her continue to talk.

There is nothing sensible about the bill.  It criminalizes citizens who have done nothing wrong, it would’ve subjected you to additional regulation while doing nothing to stop crime.

They claim a “hero of Tuscon” suddenly has moral authority over those who fought to defend rights, which disregards completely the heroes who fought to preserve those rights and why they fought.

But these are just, you know, 90%, 90% of people support this.

Lie lie lie, lie lie lie, lie lie lie lie.

And a 90% oppressor of a 10% minority is an oppressor.

There’s no Second Amendment right to 50 bullets, and yet here we are.

The Second Amendment covers arms.  There is no limit to one or 10 or 50 or 100 or 1000 bullets.

There’s too much to cover, so this is just going to be another news roundup.

Pat Toomey, was riding on Joe Manchin’s yacht, the “Black Tie” and getting all boozed up with his fellow Ruling Class goon to come up with a way to screw you out of your rights…

Senator Mark Kirk said the following to reporters about gun control and background checks and in particular the so called bi partisan deal reached by Senators Toomey and Manchin, “You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here. Sometimes alcoholic beverages might be served and ties might … get loosened.”

So there you go. Your elected officials getting liquored up on a a mega yacht conspiring to infringe on your inherent rights.

is now being praised by Bloomberg’s Mayors For Citizen Disarmament.

The filibuster to prevent any gun bill from getting to the Senate floor ended because 16 Quislings RINOs agreed to go ahead and vote for “discussion”… which will be the same vote that comes along later when a “reasonable” “common sense” bill that’s wholly unconstitutional and is a compromise between you and the government that wants to strip you of your rights.  In other words, just the tip, baby.

The Second Amendment is not up for discussion unless they want to repeal it.  Which they do, but they know they’ll never get the states and the public to agree on it.

Text of the Orwellian-titled bill here.

And if you think the House is going to stop anyone from disarming you for the good of the state’s power, today crying carrot Speaker of the House John Boehner said he doesn’t need Republicans to pass bills in the House.  For those of you who’ve had a long day and miss this – the point is he’ll just pass Democrat bills.

Of course the media’s been doing their part, from citing Al Qaeda as a source saying we need more gun control (Yeah, why didn’t AQ try using guns against US citizens?  But why did they do it against unarmed people in Mumbai?  Rifle behind every blade of grass, get off my lawn, etc., perhaps?) and then CNN was profusely thanked by Democrat anti-gun Senator Joe Manchin for their neverending propaganda during the Sandy Hook massacre:

Berman: Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia, you’ve been working around the clock for a compromise deal. I think you have a very busy few weeks ahead of you still.

Manchin: We appreciate your support, too, this is very, very important.

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And just to throw in the last of this garbage in with the pile, Joe Biden doesn’t think you should own guns, because you think it’s like owning a Ferrari… which begs the question, what’s wrong with driving a Ferrari?

“It used to be we were dealing almost exclusively with hunters,” Biden said on MSNBC. “There’s a whole new sort of group of individuals now who, I don’t know what the numbers are, that never hunt at all but they own guns for one of two reasons: self protection or they just like the feel of that AR-15 at the range.”

“They like the way it feels. You know, it’s like driving a Ferrari,” he said, raising his arms as if shooting a gun.

To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

That rifle is a tool of freedom, and without it, freedom dies.

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

- George Orwell

Freedom is mighty nice, but it’s sad that freedom can only be maintained with tools.  Yes, clown, you’re not dealing with hunters.  You’re dealing with free men.  You’re dealing with people who own guns for self protection from government because reason doesn’t work against a ruling class that thinks they know what’s best for us and decides to dominate us.

Biden is a buffoon, but because he has no filter on anything that he says and speaks as though he has a political version of Tourette’s, he is actually identifying a big section of the Second Amendment crowd.  They (we) own AR-15s for self-defense because that is the critical function of the Second Amendment – to protect against oppressors large and small.  High-speed low-drag gear is cool, but that’s a far second place compared to what it defends.

Rand Paul is right.  And his final sentiment in that piece is one echoed here:

Our rights are not subjected to polls. Whether it is popular or not popular, I took an oath to the Constitution, and I am prepared to stand with other senators or alone to protect the freedoms that our Founding Fathers fought to preserve.

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She shuts down filthy propagandist Piers Morgan and communist Van Jones.

She talks like the gun owners in America, albeit more eloquently.

If by Piers’ logic 30 rounds means 30 deaths, 7 rounds means “23 less deaths” to Piers… meaning that 7 deaths is acceptable.  Then he states 0 deaths are acceptable.  Ergo, no guns are acceptable.

Which is the point.  Piers’ crowd is anti-gun, anti-rights, for disarmament, and for people being controlled by government for their own good.

I’d say he should go back to where he came from, but Jeremy Clarkson would be waiting for him with a cricket bat.