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Monday, December 26, 2011

Why Virginia's Silly One-Gun-a-Month Law Must Go

Because, in part, it's indefensible.

Though the rabidly anti-gun Roanoke Times tries its best this morning with this:

"Among [then-Governor Doug Wilder's] office's high-profile cases, [then-Virginian-Pilot reporter Margaret] Edds reported, 'were charges against a United Parcel Service driver accused of stealing 850 guns from a Northern Virginia firearms importer, a New Jersey-to-Richmond drug gang accused of 11 murders in 45 days, a suburban Richmond gun dealer charged with selling hundreds of weapons to East Coast gun runners and a New York-to-Richmond gang the dealer helped supply with almost 300 illegal guns.'"

Really smart legislators, and a really smart governor, along with really smart people editorializing for newspapers around the state, thought we needed a new law because a UPS driver broke existing law and because members of a drug gang broke existing law and a gun dealer broke existing law by selling "illegal guns" (?) to another drug gang.

The new law was going to be obeyed by the lawless, you see ...

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The lesson this bunch should have learned from olden days (but after Wilder left office) was this:

Punishment works.

We already have lots of laws.  And we have lots of prison cells.

A match made in heaven.

Why Men Want BIG Watches

The New York Times thinks it's because we seek to signal to those around us "status and personal style."

But real men know better.

We want to be able to see what time it is without a magnifying glass.

Now, if someone would just tell the planet's cell phone manufacturers that our great big fingers and thumbs don't fit on those tiny little keys when we're trying to ...

The adventures of texting.  Good grief.

Odd How That Works

Ya gotta love those scientists weather guys:

Remember when global warming caused less snow, before it caused more snow? Now it causes less snow again.

Remember when calculated research was a determinant for scientific hypothesis?

Now it's a look out the window ...

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If you haven't heard scientists expound on the notion that global warming causes more snowfall, I give you Distinguished Professor Al Gore:
Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:

“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”

“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”
Of course that was back in February when it was snowing, so ...

Obama Takes an Extended Vacation In Hawaii ...

... and can do it with the comfort of knowing that he is "achieving his goal of higher energy costs" back here in the real world.

Party on, Barry.

At What Point Do We Declare Affirmative Action To Be a Failure?

It's been a government-authorized part of America's employment practice for over fifty years.

Fifty years.

If, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor determined, it would be unnecessary as a matter of law in twenty five ...

... well, you do the math.

So, after 50 years of "affirmative action,"  most of them involving state-sanctioned/state-mandated racial quotas (don't let them tell you otherwise), where are we on that road to a colorblind society?

If academia is an indicator, "it hasn’t worked that way."

Half a century and counting ...

In a League of Their Own

Charles Krauthammer thinks Attorney General Eric Holder is "one of the most incompetent attorneys general in US history."

That's remarkable, considering the fact that he competes with this intellectual giant.

At What Point Are We Allowed To Say Bad Things About Muslims?

Islamists Kill Dozens In Nigeria Catholic Church Bombings on Christmas.

At what point do we stop dancing around the issue?

Could Newt Still get Onto Virginia Ballot?

John Fund says it's possible.

I say I wish it didn't sound so much like he was whining about rules that have been in place, rules that are well-defined, and that his people should have known and prepared for.

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Newt's campaign manager calls it "an unexpected setback."

Unexpected?  Maybe Newt needs a new campaign manager.