Libertarian Commentary on the News #12-03F: Stupid Congress, Stupid Minions

Theft by government – Abominable Act
A Health Scare for Small Businesses

(Wall Street Journal via Daily Policy Digest)  Even though the rule doesn’t go into effect until early 2014, a business could be subject to the so-called employer health care mandate if, during 2013, it averages 50 or more full-time equivalent employees…

Nathan: Of course, the Administration (and Congress) will consider cutting hours or laying off people to be nothing but tax evasion.  So they can seize the business, lay EVERYONE off, and put them on Medicaid.  How nice!

Got this e-mail recently, from one of the various pro-gun groups: Your immediate help is needed to make our voices heard across the     nation AND on Capitol Hill. We are urgently demanding that our     Congress pass an EMERGENCY Resolution in DEFENSE OF THE SECOND     AMENDMENT, BROUGHT FOR A VOTE IN TIME FOR NATIONAL GUN APPRECIATION DAY!

Nathan: This thing on Saturday sort of bothers me – too much like that April 19th shoot-em-up day: too many things to go wrong.  What do you think?

Mama’s Note: All of these things are merely begging “master” for a little more gruel. Any “demands” are going to be laughed at. And none of these people seem to realize that the “second amendment” is not the real issue, of course.

Every day is “gun appreciation day” at my house. I go to the range at least once a week, and gun stores/shows as often as practical. One day isn’t going to cut it, people.

The task, as I see it, is to help people understand self ownership, self responsibility and non-aggression as the best way to live in peace – which I believe is the goal of all rational human beings. There will always be irrational and aggressive people, and they must be dealt with from a position of moral and ethical strength. The guns alone can’t begin to accomplish that, of course. It takes moral and ethical individuals, willing to use these excellent tools and many others, to make it happen.

The real issue is self owner ship or slavery.  And yes, ANYTHING like this can, probably, be used against us.

Stupid “messiah” minion – Hoploclast
Biden Blames Violence on ‘Coarsening of Our Culture’


Nathan: And just whom do we have to blame for this coarsening?  He can look in a mirror for one of the culprits, of course.  He and his ilk have turned the formerly united States of America into a cesspool, at the same time making it harder and harder for people to defend themselves against the wildlife that live and thrive in the cesspool and make it one.

Stupid legislature in action – Hoploclasts/Hoplophobes
Connecticut Dem Proposes Federal Tax Credit for Surrendering ‘Assault Weapons’


Nathan:  Hmmm, a Demo who doesn’t want to just steal them?  He is not long for that party, not in THAT state.  He refuses to see that ONE major reason that 28 people died in the Sandy Hook fiasco was BECAUSE of gun laws that didn’t let teachers and staff arm themselves, so a cowardly murderer (probably on a witch’s brew of PRESCRIPTION drugs ACTUALLY given to him by “care providers”) was able to invade a “open hunting preserve” (A school) and kill all these people.  No, he wants MORE people to surrender their defenses so that THEY too can be killed.  Is Carl right about the anti-human intent of these nut cases?

Economics 101 – Government meddling
Prices of TVs and PCs Plummet as Prices of Newspapers and Textbooks Climb


Nathan:  Of course: both are examples of old technology, and both have to suffer from millions of government laws regulating and taxes (and “protecting” them and their content).  Have you priced whale oil or buggy whips recently?

Abominable Act – Theft by government
11 States Getting $1.5B to Set Up Obamacare Exchanges, but Half the 50 States Won’t Do It


Nathan: More pork, welfare, and just plain bribery.  These state legislatures (the 11, not the “half the 50”) need to be impeached for corruption.

Home front – Need for self defense
NYC Gang (not cops) brutally beat tourist

(The Blaze) A tourist visiting New York City over the weekend took in more than mere sights and sounds. Kevin McCarron, 24, was brutally attacked by seven men who brandished a tire iron and a baseball bat. In the assault, which was captured on film, they inevitably [sic] beat him unconscious. The incident unfolded in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, a popular area in the city. The Andover, Mass., resident, who sustained a fractured skull, is now recovering in a local hospital.

Mama’s Note: Why would anyone need/want a gun? Especially one with more than 10 rounds… (/sarcasm) Of course, I suspect he’ll never want to be a “tourist” in NYC again…

Nathan:  Of course, the NYC mayor and thugs in blue would say that he lives because of “gun control” – none of the thugs just shot him.  Of course, this wasn’t about robbing him, it was obviously all about beating him nearly to death: a fun sport to be inflicted on lesser creatures who are NOT natural denizens of the Big [Rotten] Apple.  You would think that someone from Andover would be close enough to hear the deadly news from NYC but this man was naive and “lawful” enough to obey NYC’s evil gun control laws.  Now, would he have really needed ten rounds?  This pack of hyenas might have been sent running just by him pulling a big, nasty pistol out of his belt, but if they were high or hyped enough, or really a pack of fighters, and/or if he showed fear?  Well, tactical training on replacing a spent magazine in combat is a VERY good thing.

Dar Al-Islam
Op-Ed: Pakistani NAB refuses to arrest PM, official found dead

(Digital Journal) Islamabad – The NAB, National Accountability Board, has refused to carry out the order to arrest PM Raja Ashraf on corruption charges. The Board said that there was not enough evidence to justify the arrest. An official working on the case was found dead today.

Mama’s Note: Just no chance at all he was simply knocked off. Har har…

Nathan: I see this is an “op-ed,” perhaps because it was critical to the NAB.  Organizations like the NAB are fronts for the politicians, like “public oversight boards” for the big-city cop gangs: all hat and no cattle.  Frankly, remember that Ashraf is a Muslim, and while there MIGHT be (at least theoretically) honest Muslim politicos, they are surely just heretics.  Mohammed (peanut butter und honig) did not have to include any commands for rulers and politicians to be greedy and corrupt and ambitious and power-hungry in the Koran or the Haditha: that would be like having a command to breath and eat regularly.

Stupid Congress types – Hoploclasts
Sen. Leahy: ‘We Ought to Be As Protective of Our Children As Our Deer’


Nathan:  A lot more deer get killed in this nation than do children: intentionally AND unintentionally.  And no, you don’t need a license to kill a deer – just be in the wrong place at the wrong time in a car.  Some of us have had to kill deer quite often – but have not “gone hunting” in years.  If that is to be our standard, there are going to be a LOT more dead children.  This idiot is – just idiotic.

Mama’s Note: Not to mention that much of the “protection” of the deer results in diseased herds due to overcrowding and overgrazing by the deer themselves. Not a good comparison with children, by any means.

Congress in action – Theft by government
Conservative Leaders to House GOP: No Hike in Debt Limit Without Deal to Balance Budget


Nathan:  Sorry, it is too late for compromise: they will just buy onto another scheme that appears to balance the budget but in reality allows them to do whatever they want and spend us further into oblivion.

Mama’s Note: “Compromise,” in this case, would simply involve the amount or method of the continued theft and fraud. Hardly worth bothering with.

The “messiah” (massa?) 3 stories:
Obama Supports Congressional Representation for D.C.


Nathan: And a chicken in every pot…

Obama’s Campaign Organization Turning Nonprofit to Promote His Agenda, Bash GOP

Nathan: And you got to admit, the way he spends, they sure ain’t gonna make a profit, anyway.

AP: Obama ‘Doesn’t Have Control of Day-to-Day Weather’

Nathan: But he is a real spectacle when it comes to getting the tide to obey him and not come in.

The “messiah’s” minions – Theft by government
Interior Secretary’s $220,000 private bathroom

(ABC News) The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks.

First off, this is old news: happened on George W’s watch: which makes it just as despicable as if it had happened last week, and one more proof that the GOP is no better than the Demos when you get down to it.  Sick, stupid, and shows just how we are viewed: as livestock to be fleeced again and again and again.  A system that outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (whom I bet does NOT return to the San Luis Valley in Colorado) knows and uses to his advantage.  His home ranch didn’t cost as much as this bathroom did.  Do you think he is suitably grateful?  At least some of his neighbors in the San Luis Valley still have to use outhouses.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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