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Sunday, July 01, 2012

UMW In BizarroWorld

The United Mine Workers has endorsed Southwest Virginia's leading environmentalist for Congress in Virginia's 9th District.

Brings to mind the Judenräte of Nazi Europe.

As with the UMW and its relationship with coal miners in Southwest Virginia, so too were the Judenräte there seeing for the well-being of their fellow Jews as they were systematically lined up before the death squads' cattle cars.  All were offered reassurances just before they were exterminated.

The UMW is to coal what Adam Czerniaków was to the Warsaw Ghetto.

Anthony Flaccavento endorsed by the United Mine Workers.

For the love of God.

I Choose To Not Participate

Hillary - in her few remaining months in office - is going to do whatever she pleases.  But I've got a message for her: I'll not be a part of her handiwork:
U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Drafting Starts Next Week

For the better part of two decades, NRA has worked tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. The latest attempt by the U.N. and global gun banners to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms is to include civilian arms in the current Arms Trade Treaty, the language of which will be finalized next month.

As called for in a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, a conference will begin this Monday, July 2, in New York City, to draft the treaty's language. The "United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty" is one of the most serious threats to American gun owners in decades.

For many years, international anti-gun groups have attempted to make the ATT a vehicle for numerous gun-control schemes. Among other things, proposals have been made for the treaty to impose stringent registration requirements, gun bans, and the tracking of ammunition, along with mandating new permits for traveling international hunters and sport shooters, and the creation of a U.N. gun control bureaucracy. The U.N. has denied that the ATT will affect domestic gun ownership, but its latest pre-conference position paper ("The Impact of Poorly Regulated Arms Transfers on the Work of the U.N.") calls for exactly that.

The Conference will run through July 27, and will be attended by hundreds of U.N. delegates and non-governmental organization representatives.

It is also important to note that, in order for any treaty to take effect, it must be ratified by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. To ensure that ratification of the ATT by the Senate cannot take place, NRA has worked to get as many U.S. Senators as possible to publicly oppose any ATT that includes restrictions on civilian arms.

Last year, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and 57 other senators signed a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reminding them that the Senate has final say on treaties, and stating their unequivocal opposition to any treaty that would affect civilian ownership of firearms, challenge the authority of Congress to regulate firearms within the United States, or call for an international gun registry.

This echoes what NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said in a speech at the U.N. last July, when he told the audience of delegates that NRA would vehemently oppose any U.N. treaty that in any way restricts American gun owners' rights. (To watch the speech, please click here.)

Last month, during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2013 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, Sen. Moran took additional steps to safeguard our rights and joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in offering an amendment to protect the rights of American gun owners from being undermined by the proposed ATT.

The Tester-Moran amendment, which passed by a voice vote, will block any taxpayer dollars from being used to advocate or agree to any provision that would restrict in any way the rights of United States citizens under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or that would otherwise regulate the domestic manufacture, importation, assembly, possession, use, transfer or purchase of firearms, ammunition or related items.

Rest assured that NRA will be present throughout the July meeting and will continue to fight against any U.N. treaty that undermines the constitutional rights of American gun owners. [link]
Hillary, given the chance, will take away our God-given 2nd Amendment rights in a heartbeat. Just as her husband tried to do not that many years ago.

We the People will not let that happen. Now or ever.

Soon enough, with a little effort on our part, she'll go back to baking cookies.

And we'll go back to living our lives without intrusions from the likes of her.

So play this silly game, toots. Your days as Secretary of State are numbered anyway.

According To Chief Justice John Roberts ...

As everyone knows, Michelle Obama - who was elected to nothing last I saw - is taking an active interest in what We the People eat and drink.  She's even gone so far as to applaud New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Stalinist ban on big servings of sugary drinks.

But her interest in altering our food/drink intake (as opposed to her own) goes well beyond Slurpies.  She wants to fundamentally change the menu.

But how would she ever go about making her fetish national policy?

Answer: With the help of her subservient husband, a willing and eager Democratic Party, and, now ...

... Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts.

Here's the law of the land as it stands today:

Congress - when the Democrats control it - can offer "choices."  For example, it can "ask" you to buy health insurance and, should you choose not to, it can tax the living shit out of you because you chose  - in their eyes - wrong.

And Chief Justice Roberts is fine with that.  In his mind, our government has the power to tax and, therefore, it has the power to give you ... choices.

So on your next rip to 7-Eleven you pick up a hot dog and a Pepsi and go to the front counter.  The clerk looks at your purchases and determines the level of compliance with Michelle Obama's List of Federal Government Dietary ... Choices ... and says: Sir, you'll want celery and water in place of that hot dog and soft drink.

You decline.

The clerk says fine.

He then totals the bill for your two purchases and says: That'll be $47.12.

You ask: Why?

Answer:  You chose to pay the federal tax on your hot dog and Pepsi instead of making the wise choice.  So pay up, pal.

Michelle would be there to give you a big wet kiss when you decide properly.

Otherwise she'd simply tell you: You should have chosen the celery, moron.  And you wouldn't have had a problem with the United States government.

According to Chief Justice John Roberts, she'd be right.

Who was it said "The power to tax is the power to destroy"?

Who was it said Supreme Court Chief Justices (and meddling wives with too much time on their hands) were necessarily bright?

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would argue - and did - that there's something special about health care.  Like there's not about Slurpies?

Words Well Writ

Mark Steyn:

"The U.S. Supreme Court is starting to look like Britain’s National Health Service — you wait two years to get in, and then they tell you there’s nothing wrong. And you can’t get a second opinion."


Caption of the Day

From Hot Air:

More affordable?  At this point - the technology being what it is - I'm wondering why we must have electric cars at all?

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Two Different Perspectives

To  some twit at the Columbus Dispatch who hasn't the first clue who it is she's writing about we're "alone and scared."

In truth?  We're neither alone nor scared.  We the Tea Party are united and royally pissed.

Oh, and we're heavily armed.

Sorry, sweetheart.  Fright ain't part of the equation.

What's Missing From This AP Report?

Who?  What?  When?  Where? How?
Kenya police: church attacks kill 10, wound 40
Associated Press

Nairobi, Kenya (AP) — Grenade and gunfire attacks on two Kenyan churches near the border with Somalia killed 10 people and wounded 40 on Sunday in what was likely an attack by militants from Somalia, an official said.

Police commander Philip Ndolo said the bloodiest attack was on the African Inland Church in Garissa, a town some 195 kilometers (120 miles) west of the Somali border.

Attackers threw two grenades inside the church, only one of which exploded, Ndolo said.

But as the congregation stampeded out of the church, gunmen opened fire, doing significantly more damage. Ten people died and about 37 were wounded at the church, Ndolo said.

Meanwhile, at a Catholic church in Garissa, an attacker threw a grenade, wounding three people.

Garissa is one of two major Kenyan towns near the border with Somalia. It lies just to the west of the Dadaab refugee camp, which houses nearly 500,000 Somali refugees. On Friday armed attackers kidnapped four international workers with the Norwegian Refugee Council and are believed to have taken them over the border into Somalia. [link]
Hmm. What's missing from this report?

Oh. Yeah.


Why would Somali "militants" slaughter innocent men, women, and children in two Christian churches in villages in Kenya?

I'll give you a hint.

Allah be praised.

Best Entertainment On Television

Coming to the comedy channel:

National Occupy gathering set for July 4 in Philadelphia

That's "Occupy" as in "Occupy Wall Street."  The group of losers, lechers, and lunatics who all want more government in their lives but hate government.  If you can figure that out.

Wednesday should be a real hoot.

Power's Back On. Life Is Good.

Yet so many around here are still living by candlelight.  What a storm.

I had to chainsaw my way out the road yesterday morning.  Huge trees were split and felled, blocking vehicle traffic.

It was a nasty one.  Yet we never got a drop of rain.  How about that.