May 20, 2013

What do you think?

I think that Bookworm is on to something here. Excerpt:

The absolute worst scandal that’s emerged lately, and the worst administration scandal in American history is the IRS scandal. Why? Because you, the People, became the targets of a comprehensive federal government effort to stifle dissent, one made using the government’s overwhelming and disproportionate policing and taxing powers.

All of the other scandals, going back to Andrew Johnson’s post-Civil War scandals, Warren G. Harding’s 1920s Teapot Dome scandal, Nixon’s Watergate, Reagan’s Iran-Contra, and Clinton’s Oval Office sexcapades have actually been narrowly focused acts of cronyism, garden-variety political chicanery, or personal failings. It’s been insider stuff.

The IRS scandal, by contrast, is a direct attack on the American people.

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May 11, 2013

From our cold dead hands

Dethguild is spot on here. Excerpt that looks identical to what Bill Quick posted, because it is:

There is only one real question here Prog-Nazi: “How many of us gun-owners are you willing to kill to get our firearms?”

We won’t surrender one more inch except over our cooling corpses – and make no mistake – there are millions that feel as we do. Your hoplophobia is no justification for stripping citizens of their God-given, constitutionally enumerated civil rights. (No matter how many poor dead children’s graves your mercilessly play your totalitarian siren song from).

Ruminate on exactly how many of us you and your kind will have to massacre. Ponder it long and hard before you and your ilk start an Afghanistan style 4th generation civil-war stateside.

Let’s get 100% hypothetical here – and I will explain how the civil war you think you want will play out:

Update: Mike Hendrix offers similar thoughts:


Wanna know what the real “overriding factor” is? We will not comply with any new gun-grabbing legislation. If you persist, we will fight you. Holding people who haven’t killed anybody responsible for some random lunatic’s murders is a grave injustice. Stripping them of their single most important Constitutional right under false pretenses is a far graver one. When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

We know what you people are. We know what you really want. You are not going to get it. Not without a fight.

Come and take them, motherfuckers.

Word.

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This is what technology has come to

And not a moment too soon. Behold: Flying drone will air-drop beer to music festival attendees

Until now, a beer dropping out of the sky into the middle of a party has been a feat that only existed in TV commercials. Thanks to Darkwing Aerials though, attendees at the Oppikoppi music festival in South Africa can fulfill the dream of beer lovers everywhere and have a fresh brew delivered to them from above with the help of a flying drone.

Things like this restore my faith in humanity. Briefly, of course, but I'll take what I can get.

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What he said

Russ over at Ace's place makes the following observation, which I'm going to excerpt in full because it's short:

A peer-reviewed study comparing/contrasting the effectiveness of various lubricants in easing the pain of having Comprehensive Immigration Reform jammed up America's collective squeakhole. In descending order of effectiveness:

1. Astroglide

2. Vaseline

3. Spit

4. Nothing (control group)

5. Assurances that "Hispanics are a natural GOP constituency, and will rocket conservatism back into the White House for the next 50 years"

6. Sand

I noticed that he didn't add a seventh entry for "broken glass". I'm sure it was just an oversight.

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