Hoploclasts – Stupid people
Virginia lawmaker who brandished AK-47 in session is disbarred felon
Nathan: This thuggish politician (a Democrat, as it happens) has a rap sheet a gangbanger would envy, had to be asked to take his finger off the trigger as he waved it around, and had to have violated multiple laws. His actions can be, in my opinion, considered threatening and therefore terroristic – if a soldier can be arrested for two stray 9-mm rounds in his first aid bag, just sixty miles away, and if a grade-schooler can be detained and interrogated for three hours without her parents because she had a Little Pony bubble-gun. This man belongs in prison and not in the House of Delegates.
Ob-gyn journal urges mandatory screening of women for abuse
(CNSNews.com) This power-trip behavior by men, according to the Feb. 2013 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, includes explicit attempts to impregnate a partner against her will or force her to have sex against her will; control the outcome of a pregnancy by forcing its continuation or abortion; and sabotaging birth control methods by “hiding, withholding, or destroying a partner’s oral contraceptives; breaking or poking holes in a condom on purpose or removing a condom during sex in an attempt to promote pregnancy; not withdrawing when that was the agreed upon method of contraception; and removing vaginal rings, contraceptive patches, or intrauterine devices.”
Nathan: Funny, eh? At the same time as ONE batch of idiots claims that women are fully capable of ground combat: as tankers, infantry, and field artillery, another group says that they are so weak and require so much protection that special procedures must be created for medical services to protect them from their “partners.” Frankly, most men immorally interested only in “getting a piece” are the MOST worried about their “female partner” getting knocked up, NOT “trying to promote pregnancy.” This strange twisting of worldview into some sort of frantic action fantasy shows the psychology of this society and the “medical profession” as it decays into nothing but a government bureaucracy dedicated to maintaining a political clientele and power.
The “messiah’s” minions – Nazgul
Court: White House NLRB Appointments Violated Constitution
(CNSNews) On Jan. 4, 2012, Obama unilaterally named three people to the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). The Senate—by a unanimous agreement of all 100 senators—had said that it was in fact still in session that day and not in the recess. — Yet despite the Senate’s unanimous declaration that it was in session, Obama unilaterally determined the Senate was in fact in “recess” on Jan. 4, 2012 and that he could therefore use the Constitution’s recess appointment power to directly appoint his three choices to the five-member National Labor Relations Board, thus denying the Senate its constitutional power to confirm or reject them. —Obama’s action was challenged in federal court by Noel Canning, a Pepsi distributor. The company argued that when the NRLB ruled against it in a dispute decided in February 2012, the board did not have its legally-required quorum of three members because Obama’s three recess appointments were not constitutional.
Nathan: It seems to me, as an outside observer, that this man willfully and intentionally violated the Constitution, broke the law of the land, and in addition, was incredibly disrespectful of Congress. It would, to me, appear that we have an impeachable offense and that the President of the Senate (also known as the Vice President) should have this man arrested and stripped of all powers while the House approves a bill of impeachment and sends it to the Senate, which should be able to speedily find him guilty and remove him from office, since at least two-thirds of those currently in that body were there when he tried this smarmy little lawyer’s trick of his.
Mama’s Note: Leaving Biden on the throne, of course. That might get very interesting, as all of the big city “mayors” and other heavyweights jockeyed to push him around.
Home front – Stupid people – Politics 2013
Three strategies to block gerrymandering of Electoral College
(The Nation, by John Nichols) “As Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus promotes one of the most blatant assaults on democracy in modern times — a scheme to gerrymander the Electoral College so that the loser of the popular vote could win key states and the presidency — the number-one question from frustrated citizens is: What can we do about it? After so many assaults on voting rights and the electoral process itself have been advanced, it is easy to imagine that Priebus, Karl Rove and their team could get away even with so audacious an initiative as the rigging of presidential elections. Priebus is counting on precisely that cynicism, as well as the neglect of the story by major media, to enable the plan to have Republican legislatures and governors in key swing states (Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) arrange for the distribution of electoral votes not to winners of the popular vote statewide but to the winners of individual congressional districts.
Nathan: This is a commentary, but it is news and about news. The reason I’m including this is because the hypocrisy of the Democrats is worse than ever in this. Nebraska is the only state that currently has such a system, and the Democrats have praised it over and over again as a wonderful example of getting around that nasty Electoral College. Now that the GOP has found this idea, it is suddenly evil – stealing our votes. Garbage. I believe the entire idea is wrong; it destroys one more vestige of the dead Republic. (Indeed, I think not only should a presidential candidate get a majority – not just a plurality – of electoral votes, but should also carry a supermajority of states: three-quarters. If none does, ALL the candidates should be disqualified and the election done over again. but that is dreaming.) Why cannot people see through the lies and hypocrisy of BOTH old parties?
Whitewashing the past – Bogus heroes (or Stupid people)
Note to a childhood hero
(The Libertarian Enterprise by AX Perez) “Dear Dr. King, Thought I’d let you know how things have gone in the 44, nearly 45 years since you’ve passed. The good news is that state supported racism is a thing of the past in the United States. I would also like to inform you that your example inspired other people to make a stand and peacefully seek respect for their rights. … The bad news is that the bureaucrats have seized control of the enforcement of the laws enforcing what you accomplished. Instead of being judge by the content of one’s character or achievement, one must prove they are of the correct race and gender to meet quota, then they may compete based on ability, assuming someone doesn’t decide to come up with another politically determined criteria.” (01/21/13)
Nathan: This is a real disappointment, coming from one of TLE’s stable of writers especially. ANY Libertarian who believes that Martin Luther King Jr. was a lover of freedom or liberty, or anything OTHER than a communist, is so incredibly blinded – if not just plain STUPID – that they should not be allowed to write for ANY “libertarian” publication and should be publicly branded as a dangerous hypocrite. King’s efforts led DIRECTLY to this result that Perez so decries, as they were intended to do. His writings make this clear; those who knew him who are not trying to establish his deity, know it. He was a dangerous man and as much a danger to the nation then as his “disciples” are today. And besides, “state-supported racism” is NOT gone from the United States: it has just changed from racism against minority blacks to racism against majorities (Anglos) and other minorities (AmerInd, Asian-origin, etc.). The state is still evil, just in another way – and just as King wanted it. To give Perez the benefit of the doubt, MLK was a “childhood hero” – time to put away childish things however, and it is childish and naive to think that MLK is a hero or a supporter of liberty.
Self-defense – Stupid people
Great-Grandmother Fires at Thug 11 Times After Brazen Mid-Morning Robbery in Detroit
Mama’s Note: How in the devil did she get a “permit” in Detroit? And she obviously needs some serious training and range time. Eleven shots and she has no idea where they went? YIKES.. Thank goodness nobody innocent was hurt – though if her characterization of her fellow passengers is accurate… maybe they should be.
Nathan: As the story says, this is no advertisement to visit Detroit. The good guys are as dangerous as the villains! Of course, the kid that tried to rob her was incredibly stupid to try, just looking at her. And her actions are also – very stupid indeed.