Thursday, July 31, 2014
Judge Orders DOJ to Release Fast and Furious Documents Withheld From Congress Under Obama Executive Privilege Claim
“Once again, Judicial Watch has beat Congress to the punch in getting key information about another Obama scandal – this time, the Fast and Furious outrage,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “A federal court has ordered the Obama administration to produce information that could, for the first time, provide specific details who in the administration is responsible for Fast and Furious lies to Congress and the American people. This is a battle that put Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, saw Nixonian assertions of executive privilege by Barack Obama, and a hapless Congress in face of all this lawlessness. Finally, we may get some accountability for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the countless others murdered as a result of the insanely reckless Obama administration program.”
The Imperial Governor Cuomo screws himself. (And Obama and the Clintons are just tickled pink he has.)
Normally you would think that Holder would make sure this went nowhere, but Cuomo is no Obama pal and he has made no secret of the fact that he is definitely just waiting for Hillary to stumble so he can run for Prez in 2016, therefore making an enemy of the Clintons as well. What this is is a collectivist intra-gang shiv fight and Cuomo just provided the knife. Couldn't happen to a more deserving anal sphincter. One way or the other, this will also have an impact on the enforcement of the SAFE Act.
Trouble for Malloy in CT? Don't bet on it, but his real trouble will be coming in late October and I intend to deliver it.
Dannel Malloy Holiday Camp for Recalcitrant Connecticut Firearm Owners, opening soon (right after he gets re-elected).
Accurate or not, this poll which appeared two days ago was enough to scare Malloy into running onto the set of Morning Joe on MSNBC yesterday for a quick and free campaign commercial from Mika B.
What I hear is that Malloy has issued whispered, oh-so-quiet orders not have any enforcement of the Intolerable Act until after his re-election. After that, however, he will turn KGB Lawlor loose to wreak havoc. Voters in CT should be reminded forcefully that a vote for Malloy is a vote for the arrest and possible death of their friends and neighbors. Lord willing, I intend to go to CT just before the election in the last week of October to make that point. I will be in CO the week before that to do the same thing to Hickenlooper. I was asked while I was out in Colorado why I couldn't reverse the order and do that state after Connecticut. I replied, "because I'm pretty sure I'll survive Colorado but I don't expect to get out of Connecticut unscathed." Lawlor is said to have expressed a heart-felt wish for my demise. I'm going to give him and his bully boys in the Connecticut State Police the chance. The only question is, will Malloy like that image fresh in the voters' minds going into the voting booths? Keep me in your prayers.
Invasion of the Life Snatchers. Murder-bent firearms continue to smuggle themselves into Chicago, take over the minds of innocent youngsters and cause them to kill.
Once again we are treated to the meme "It's all the fault of the guns." "Gun violence rages in Chicago even as thousands of illegal guns are confiscated."This amazing story also includes this particular bit of brilliance:
“Nobody wants to face up to the fact that drugs and guns were deliberately dumped into the African-American community,” charges Stark, speaking on community cable station Can TV. “We don’t grow drugs in rooftop gardens in Chicago. We don’t manufacture guns in the basement. Somebody’s putting them there.”
Ah, of course, it's all the racist crackers' fault. The Klan, no doubt, has seen the inefficiency of their previous ways and -- in a vast mind control experiment reminiscent of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers -- now manipulate po' black folks to do their dirty work for them. Thus, this moron would have us believe, proving what simple-minded people of color the manipulated are -- just like the Klan has always said. Not only are black folks doing the killing at the white man's hidden direction, but they are also buying into Whitey's theories of racial superiority in the process. One wonders what the Deacons for Defense and Justice -- those who still live and those who have crossed over -- would make of this BS.
Herschel Smith explains The High Magazine Round
The adult son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April acknowledged Monday that he faces arrest in a separate criminal case stemming from his felony conviction on burglary and weapon charges. Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he knows he’s named in a contempt-of-court warrant issued July 8 in Las Vegas for failing to appear before a Clark County District Court judge who oversees a drug diversion program.
Why the “gun control” groups keep quiet about illegal immigration is understandable. Those in it for the long haul, who hope and believe Americans can be disarmed within a generation, recognize that this can give them an unbeatable political majority within a decade or two, to remake the legislatures and courts and reverse all the legislative and judicial victories gained to date. That explains motives of the gun-grabbers. But what about gun rights organizations? Why has only one national group sounded the alarm? With Gun Owners of America having properly identified the political threat, and having then encountered no small amount of desperate Bloomberg flak because of it, it’s fair to ask why the big dog has stayed out of the fight. Falling back on the “single issue” mantra is hardly credible in light of concerns restated here, especially when precedent was set when the National Rifle Association (quite properly) fought so-called “campaign finance reform” as a significant tangential threat to effective Second Amendment representation. If NRA is not even going to acknowledge the illegal immigration issue, let alone take a lead on it, politically active members deserve more than being waved off and ignored.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
"Well, gentlemen, since we all are of one sentiment on this, I suggest we begin with, 'Dear Mr. Obama, although we understand that your knowledge of history is quite fragmentary and therefore skewed, we must ask, are you out of your frigging mind?!?'"
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Keep beating that "gun control" drum, you morons -- The closer to the election, the louder, the better.
The Senate is about to hold another hearing on "Protecting Women from Gun Violence."
Gee, I dunno, maybe they could fund giving every woman in the US her own carry pistol? Just thinkin' out loud.
Issa, Grassley: Independent Review Needed of Suspect Gun Database Used in Operation Fast and Furious
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to update a 1996 report by re-examining all current systems and subsystems maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that contain retail firearms purchaser data in order to ensure compliance with legal protections against the government amassing data on law-abiding gun owners.
The following link was forwarded to me by a long-time reader -- "The Michelle Nunn memos: 10 key passages." -- with this comment:
The leaked memo of Georgia senate candidate Michelle Nunn shows how her plans on how to solve the largest problems the campaign faces. Appearing anti-gun is one of them, and notice how out of touch the answer is about hunters - this appears to be another John Kerry style duck hunting bit to appeal to the Fudds.The high level campaign strategist also references how the gun owners should have licenses, showing exactly how much knowledge they have about gun ownership in a state like Georgia. How come almost none of these DC and NYC based clowns ever seem to grasp that in most states a "license" is not required to own a gun? It is amazing how such a basic fact escapes them time and time again despite making millions in consulting fees!
"8. Nunn will tout a group of gun-owning supporters “in September or October”Gun owners are a key constituency for Nunn, but the primary target is positive press. “It will allow the campaign to create messaging about Michelle Nunn’s moderate bona fides at a time when the Republicans are likely to be making her appear like a liberal,” one memo says. “Members of this group must have gun/hunting licenses. Depending on the size of the group and their names, this may become a newspaper advertising program or a tour just before hunting season begins.”
The only question I have now is, will she get the NRA endorsement or not?
By way of Herschel Smith there is this: New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.
The additional guidance issued today notes “the ruling applies only to handguns,” noting it is still illegal for citizen to carry long guns or shotguns. Importantly, it noted “possession of a firearm outside the home or business in and of itself MAY NOT be criminal,” but that District residents may only possess legally registered firearms.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Governor Malloy of Connecticut and Sen. Harry Reid ought to read both of these articles and contemplate what relevance they have for each of them today. The mighty combustion of small events, and other lessons from the First World War and How Nicky and Willy could have prevented World War I.
“Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association president Erik Blake said at the press conference that the provision giving police added discretion on firearms identification cards is ‘not about being capricious or arbitrary or taking away people’s rights,’” the Globe report continued. That’s one side of the mouth talking. The other side shows what kind of “discretion” the chiefs are demanding.
The Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal is only $7.99 on Amazon, which to me is a no-brainer. Being able to always keep my knives sharp is easily worth eight bucks. If you’ve ever tried to chop tomatoes with a dull knife I’m sure you’ll agree with me. Of course, there are more expensive sharpening solutions and complete systems out there that certainly do a better and finer sharpening job than the PP1 Pocket Pal, and by all means invest in a more extensive sharpening solution if you have a lot of knives and tools you want to keep sharp for the long term. But if you’re just getting started then you get a lot of bang for the buck with the PP1 Pocket Pal. I’ve tried other sub-$10 sharpeners, including some other Smith’s products, but out of those this one is my favorite.
On Saturday, a small group took to the streets of the Twin Cities, to protest illegal immigration. They call themselves, Three Percenters. They say they are dedicated to action, education and reform of government, they believe has gotten too large to effectively operate.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
That black gun rights activists are treated differently than white ones over the same advocacy issue is racist, pure and simple. But then again, what do I know, being what an official representative of a national gun ban group dismissed as “a white gun nut”?
Received this email from a long-time Three Percenter:
Mike, I've owned and used a Simple Pump hand pump for over 6 years. I'll give it a solid thumbs up. http://www.simplepump.com/My well's draw depth is over 120 feet. The hand-stroke is easy, even my wife has no problem using this unit. You can co-locate the pump on your well head with an electric pump and use the same casing if you have a wide enough bore. ( Simple Pump's web site covers all of this in detail.)This is one of the few hand pumps in the world built to pump water from over 300 feet down. I'm constantly amazed at the deer in the headlights look I get from most prep-minded patriots when I ask them if they have a reliable supply of drinking water that is NOT dependent on their city mains or electrical power.Huh ?Yeah, water isn't "tacti-cool" or fun to talk about, but it's a fact that the average person will not last 4 days without water. Ask anyone who has humped a pack how important water is.Semper Fi,Joe
John Wallace, the Vice President of NY Oath Keepers talks about a private New York State Counter Terrorism bulletin from the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) dated June 12, 2014, targeting Oath Keepers and III percenters as a danger to the police; and what the proposed Oath Keeper response will be.
Friday, July 25, 2014
This is an important lecture with much fascinating and useful information. One note for those who may, after watching, be disappointed that Halbrook does not make a big deal about -- and actually is not particularly supportive of -- ascribing Nazi motives to latter-day Lagerführers: He is a scholar, whose work must be accepted in academic and legal circles, and once you go from being a researcher/recorder to ardent, agenda-driven polemicist, those doors get slammed rather quickly and permanently. His value is where he's at doing what he's doing, presenting honest findings.
Republican lawmakers on Thursday criticized the Bureau of Land Management’s handling of the April standoff with Clark County rancher Cliven Bundy, saying tensions could have been eased by local authorities rather than the BLM’s use of heavily armed agents. “Whether Bundy was right or wrong, was the BLM’s response reasonable? Anyone watching that unfolding fiasco can answer it was completely insane,” said Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., who added that guns should be taken out of the hands of federal land managers.
The 1946 Georgia lynching was a quadruple killing that took place in the northern part of the U.S. state of Georgia in the summer of 1946. Done on a bridge in Walton and Oconee counties between Monroe and Watkinsville, the case attracted national attention. While the FBI investigated in 1946, it was unable to prosecute. New publicity in the 1990s led to a new investigation, but the case has not been solved.
I don't own a lever-action rifle, nor do any of my immediate family, although I did reload and put back a crate (300 rounds) of .30-30 for Matt just in case he ever runs into one (or to hand out to the neighborhood good old boys in the event of a zombie apocalypse). D.W. Smith at Bearing Arms says everybody needs one. Here is the case he makes:
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
A Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual, and these people demand the power to take it away without a conviction, without an indictment, without an arrest or formal charges, and now without "concrete facts" or "irrefutable evidence." They seem more than a little confused as to who the "terrorists" here are--perhaps a mirror would help.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., maintains an impressive travel schedule, though one made possible in part by throwing money at the problem: He spent nearly a million tax dollars to have a private plane available in order to make 119 trips in three years. That put Schumer in third place in the Senate travel rankings.
Scratch a socialist, get a communist. Ousted State Senator John Morse Launched Committee to Restrict Recalls.
Gosh, what interest could these groups have in shutting down recall efforts? Could it be that these groups are trying to maintain their stranglehold on Colorado? Or, is it just that John Morse is super bitter? Since the ballot initiative was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court on a technicality, Colorado may never know.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
That black gun rights activists are treated differently than white ones over the same advocacy issue is racist, pure and simple. But then again, what do I know, being what an official representative of a national gun ban group dismissed as “a white gun nut”? By their roots you shall know them. And their motives haven’t changed.
Even so, that the right to keep and bear arms is "unalienable" has nothing to do with any vote on the matter, particularly when the measure being voted on also ensures that the state retains the power to make that right "alienable" for certain people.
Nice. Worse is what this boot-licking BSA official said later:
Charles Vonderheid with the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America said Troop 11 learned a valuable lesson. “We want to make sure they follow the rules. A Scout is a good citizen. It would be a great lesson in civics for that young man and that troop,” he said.
“Assault weapons” are not a subclass of anything, but are instead a political creation of citizen disarmament advocate Josh Sugarmann which was supposed to confuse citizens about the differences between actual military firearms and normal sporting firearms that share similar appearances. They do not and cannot be readily converted to function as machine guns. Likewise, the phrase “unreasonably dangerous firearms” is a subjective matter of opinion, quite apart from objective fact.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“Remember the ‘I’m Spartacus!’ scene from the Kubrick movie?” asked Codrea. “In this case, I’m Larry Pratt. If the Capitol Police are going to investigate him, they’re going to have to investigate me, too, because I agree with everything he said about the Second Amendment being a last-resort protection against tyranny,” Codrea said.
The City of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1.425 million and to make policy changes to settle a class action lawsuit regarding “posting and disclosing of what we alleged was confidential license to carry firearms (LTCF) information,” Prince Law Offices, P.C., announced Tuesday.
Armed Mommy writing at Mad World News writes of the Left’s Latest Lunacy: “You Want More Than 10 Rounds to Kill US Soldiers.”
Here is the YouTube link. And here is the Stockholm syndrome poster boy Joe Scarborough's rant in print:
“I’m sorry, what deer hunter needs more than ten bullets in a clip? If you need more than ten in a clip, you need more than ten in a clip for one reason: you think the federal government’s coming to take your crops, y’know, to take your cows, or whatever and you want more than ten because you want to kill U.S. soldiers who come to your door. Why don’t we just say you’re a survivalist and that’s just stupid BS?”
As Armed Mommy points out:
So, if US Soldiers should receive an order to come onto my land and seize my private property, they would be violating that oath as well as my rights that are protected in the Constitution. In the event that the military is no longer working to defend our rights, but is violating them on behalf of a corrupt tyrannical administration, wouldn’t that be one definitive instance in which you would need your 2nd Amendment rights intact? Oh, but according to the logic of people like Mr. Scarborough using the 2nd Amendment to prevent tyranny is crazy talk though, right?
Well, call me crazy then, Joe.
When a police agency is charged to seek out and prosecute people who are illegally possessing or transferring guns, they’re required to use their own discretion when it comes to what communities to target and what methods they’ll use to target them.
But as Udall, Gardner, and politicos of all stripes in Colorado know, this is not the only national issue vying for voters’ attention in the state. In fact, nearly every issue being debated in congressional and state legislature races across the country has been pertinent in Colorado -- from regulations on guns and fracking to immigration to voting rights and gay marriage to the effects of marijuana legalization.
All of this, of course, comes to naught if Missourians vote the measure down, which would provide a reminder of the dangers of holding fundamental human rights hostage to the popularity contest of an election. Still, a similar measure won voters' approval by overwhelming margins in Louisiana last fall. Hopefully, Missouri voters will choose as wisely.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Can you imagine how Rolling Stone would howl if someone from the “right” were to call for “Second Amendment remedies” against, say SEIU, or the Southern Poverty Law Center or Everytown? Or Organizing for Action? How does Yawn feel about his guy singling out “the corporatized wing of the Democratic Party” -- the folks like Wenner, who put Obama, Pelosi and the entire leadership in office -- for the same treatment?
Here at the 111th Division’s base, the Afghan National Army’s lone tank battalion has about 44 T-55 and T-62 tanks that are in some kind of working order. About 20 to 25 can actually be started and used at any one time. In early July at least eight tanks were deployed against Taliban forces in nearby Kapisa province, officials said.
Gun rights advocates, in our abhorrence for unnecessary violence, fervently hope power hungry officials' fear of the armed citizenry makes that violence unnecessary. Why do those who claim to be motivated by a desire to end "gun violence" wish for deterrence to fail, and for violence to thus become the only alternative to abject submission to tyranny?
The Missouri Militia is run by grown-ups. Nobody is posing, flexing or fronting. Some are bearded, but I met no one seeking “the bubble reputation.” From the commanding officer Colonel S down to the the lowest squaddie, folks are grown-up about being a militia. People who have not been in a “disciplined” organization like the military or the Scouts may not fully appreciate what discipline in this context means. Discipline is power under control. Discipline is an answer to chaos. A culture of good discipline actually liberates the participants in that culture from the headaches and drama brought about by people thoughtlessly pursuing their own gripes and agendas.
The chaotic century taught the English many things -- for instance that genuine freedom of religion is better than having to endure anybody's enforced theocracy, of whatever brand or sect. Another thing these experiences began to teach ordinary men and women (mostly men at that time, of course) is the importance of being armed. Of being free to be effectively resist unjust power.
The argument now is the middle class civil unrest they know is coming is simply because they have not confiscated the wealth of the investors they call the financial elites. So if you invest and make any money, you are the new financial elites – sorry it is anyone who now invests. Michael Maier’s The plunder of the world is another book released to justify plundering the financial elites without actually identifying who they are. Sorry – it is you.
In an age where no Governor or President has the courage to deploy the National Guard under arming orders to the Southern Border, it’s important to understand how the confiscation of guns occurred in Louisiana. If the National Guard was actually under arming orders, it marks a significant point in American history. No National Guard unit has ever deployed to the Southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigrants, but they will go armed against their own countrymen in order to confiscate personal property.
Remember the Battle of Athens? Looks like the local sheriff in McMinn County is getting ready for another.
McMinn County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts beautiful scenery, but its sheriff’s department can boast something else. The department received more military surplus guns than any other local department in the state last year. “We actually reconfigured the whole armory to accommodate all of this,” said Sheriff Joe Guy. Sheriff Guy oversees 31 officers and investigators, but his department received 161 army rifles and pistols, including 71 M16 rifles and 71 .45-caliber pistols.
Now I'm on record that this is a goodness thing, since it takes military assets and puts them out in the hinterlands where the armed citizenry can get their hands on it if, as and when. So I say, procure away!
The significance of this story which strikes at the root of regime legitimacy is that it appeared in Pravda-on-the-Potomac.
Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.The researchers’ observations were among the warning signs conveyed to the Obama administration over the past two years as a surge of Central American minors has crossed into south Texas illegally. More than 57,000 have entered the United States this year, swamping federal resources and catching the government unprepared.The administration did too little to heed those warnings, according to interviews with former government officials, outside experts and immigrant advocates, leading to an inadequate response that contributed to this summer’s escalating crisis.
Later in the story there is this:
The former official said the agencies primarily in charge of border security, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were “ringing alarm bells” within the administration.Meanwhile, top officials focused much of their attention on political battles, such as Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and the push to win congressional support for a broad immigration overhaul, that would have been made more difficult with the addition of a high-profile border crisis. . .“Was the White House told there were huge flows of Central Americans coming? Of course they were told. A lot of times,’’ said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “Was there a general lack of interest and a focus on the legislation? Yes, that’s where the focus was.’’
You gotta give collectivist propagandists their due. They sure know how to ignore facts that don't fit the meme. America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis
Sunday, July 20, 2014
This link was sent to me by a reader along with this comment:
So just what is the 'surprising effect' the author suggests in the article title? Is it that Americans are keen to add a Russian AK to their collection in spite of Barry Hussein's EO? It shouldn't be. People always want to exercise their freedom in the face of tyranny, particularly Americans. Remember there have been over 100,000,000 NICS checks since the imposter has been POTUS! Also, the last sentence infers the rifles in hot demand and briskly selling now are full automatics. This is of course not true and is misleading to the uninformed and gullible, a typical and common government approved mass media tactic designed to prejudice the jury.
While the dangers of appearing anti-gun are evident to “true champion of the Second Amendment” Harry Reid, who recently tried and failed in his cynical manipulation to divide and conquer gun voters by appealing to the sporting crowd, to guys like Jon Tester, who put on a good front before showing gun owners what he really thinks of the right to bear arms, and to Democrats pressuring Michael Bloomberg to back off from his gun obsession lest he drag them down at the polls, those unable to control their “progressive” impulses are nonetheless itching for a showdown. Why not encourage it? Is there anything that would more strongly motivate not just the grassroots, but the “Profiles in Apathy” segment of gun owners, to get out the vote? Is there a better way to encourage the donkey to commit an act of self-destruction that will blow up in the gun-grabbers’ faces? Go ahead, Democrats. Strap a "suicide bomb" on that donkey and set it off.
And by the way, for all of you Putin apologists, some of whom seem to reside in the Russian embassy in DC, your increasingly vituperative comments about how the Poles really did attack the German radio station (or the present equivalent thereof) will not be shared. You may certainly go to Before It's Disiniformation to post your rantings, but not here. It is important to remember Occam's Razor and that it is silly to attribute to conspiracy what can be more likely explained by venality, stupidity and obvious evil intent. In any case, it still makes my point about no first use of force and no targeting of innocents. And yes, Mark Matis, rage on for this means you as well.
Something was telling him that he had very little time left. It was a mental itch that came, perhaps, with a nearly imperceptible change in the weather, a slight edge to the chill of the predawn. A sense of foreboding, perhaps, or was it a sense of excitement? A different rhythm in his heart. Whatever it was he sensed it. And he trusted it. . . something in the landscape seemed to speak to him, and today it said: hurry. -- Apacheria, a novel of alternate history, by Jake Page.
"This is the Site of LaGrange College. Chartered in 1830 by Act of the Legislature of Alabama. An Insitution of High Order for Men Attended Chiefly by Students From the Southern States. The College was Burned April 28, 1863 By Federal Cavalry Commanded by Colonel Florence M. Cornyn Under General Granville Dodge."
Yesterday I visited an old friend now confined to a hospital bed in Corinth, Mississippi. John Russell, as many of you know, is a veteran of the United States Army, a true American patriot, an accomplished teacher of various martial arts and maker of what are known by the untutored masses (which includes myself) as samurai swords. John is a brilliant man, a real renaissance kind of guy, a man who could use language as deftly as a katana to fillet an opponent before he even understood he'd been defeated. Yet now, as a result of a pair of severe strokes, his hands which crafted such works of martial beauty no longer fully respond to his will and, worse, his wit -- every bit as present now as when I first met this impressive man in a GP large tent in Texas in 1995 -- is trapped, unable to be expressed by dysphasia. Bob Wright, perhaps John's best friend, had been searching for him for weeks. We knew that something must have happened, but John's two sisters, his only remaining family, are (it is a matter of official record) both substance abusers and each accuse the other (or so I was told by a nurse) of being lying manipulators. As it happens, they are likely both right. In any case, although they knew of John's plight and that Bob was looking for him, it took a call to a county sheriff to tell us where John was. Once I found out that he was in Corinth, I immediately told Rosey that we had a road trip scheduled for Saturday.
Prior to yesterday then, John had little reason to doubt that he had been abandoned by his friends. By one of those odd coincidences that God sometimes presents, while I was there another of John's friends, a former martial arts student, also dropped by, having had to similarly track him down. John's beaming smiles that marked his reaction to two old friends showing up almost simultaneously gladdened our hearts. His case is by no means hopeless, and please keep John in your prayers as he goes through a difficult rehab process.
But even though John could not speak, it was evident that he wanted to know what was happening in the wider world, so I gave him a briefing of the situation as I understood it. There are, I told him, three battlefields where our increasingly sharp cold war with the regime can flash hot at any moment, places where we are entering the end game of where politics still matter just prior to someone getting shot because of official miscalculation.
"Hope is doing what has to be done because it is the right thing to do." -- Apacheria, p. 41.
I told John that the border crisis -- as important as it was to the regime's continuing crisis of legitimacy and despite the wall-to-wall coverage on the cable channels -- was a secondary, or even tertiary, threat. If we are to back down the domestic enemies of the Republic without immediate violence, we needed to achieve success on three battlefields: Colorado, Nevada and Connecticut.
Colorado, I told John, was the easiest fight to win. If the gun rights movement (in the largest sense) can keep the issue of Hickenlooper's folly in front of the voters in November, they will send him and his party on their way. The firearms liberty issue obviously still cut across party lines in Colorado as evidenced by the results of the recalls. A comprehensive defeat in CO to the efforts of Bloomberg and Co. would roll back the threat and reinforce in the bones of the elites of both political parties that the issue is poisonous to their appetites.
The second battlefield, I told John, was Nevada. Harry Reid has promised us that the Bundy standoff "isn't over." I explained the problems inherent with the Bundy embrace of the sociopath Ryan Payne and that defense of the Bundys would have to proceed from other approaches and different directions. The point, as I laid these out, was to give Harry Reid and his gambling titan masters something else to worry about besides the Bundys. As I explained some of the details he began to smile, big time.
The third, most critical, battlefield however, was Connecticut. Here -- although Malloy and his Commissar Lawlor are presently whispering to the state police that they want no incidents before the election -- our best information is that after his re-election, Malloy intends to begin enforcing the law in a big way. This is made more certain by the fact that the corrupt GOP can't get its act together. It will be, I predicted, reelection in November; raids by December; state police overwhelmed like Custer at Little Big Horn mere days after they declare this war on their own people; federal intervention immediately afterward, with universal civil war subsequent to that.
The only possibility to defer that, a slim possibility at that, is to convince CT voters that a vote for Malloy is a vote to kill their firearm-owning neighbors or put them in camps. I then told John some of what I had in mind to get this point across. He frowned, tried to speak, and failed, although I strained to understand. In the end, I told him to get better, as tough as that would be, for we needed every hand, every voice, in what was coming and that included his.
On the way home, I drove through countryside that had seen much devastation in the civil war of 1861-1865, places that I knew well from my travels across it years before, doing research on cavalry campaigns, Alabama unionists and United States Colored Troops. The road signs -- Corinth, Iuka, Florence, Tuscumbia, LaGrange, Town Creek -- were all markers along the path of the "Destroying Angels" of Colonel Florence Cornyn's cavalry brigade. I hadn't been this way in over a decade, and the examples of one civil war brought home to me the foreboding, the certainty almost, of another. We are nearly out of time. We must hurry to prevent what can be prevented, or failing that, to save what can be saved. We can hope, but hope is not a plan, and it is certainly not the way to bet.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
If I may be so rude as to point out to all you blood-thirsty bastards who dismiss the importance of the Three Percent refusal to target innocents. . .
Consider this latest example from the Ukraine. "Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster." Do any of you think that old Vlad is blessing the day he gave these separatist thugs anti-aircraft missiles?
Friday, July 18, 2014
Trouble where the columbine blooms. "Someone forgot to explain to the Colorado voters how popular gun control laws are!"
The bison is gone from the upland,the deer from the canyon has fled,The home of the wolf is deserted,the antelope moans for his dead,The war whoop re-echoes no longer,the Indian's only a name,And the nymphs of the grove in their loneliness rove,but the columbine blooms just the same. -- Where the Columbines Grow, Colorado state song by A.J. Fynn.
From a faithful reader:
"Hickenlooper's re-election position has now been downgraded from likely to only leaning Dem by the Cook Political Report - only one step above a tossup. And this is against a guy who lost by 17 points in a statewide race in 2006!""Senator Udall is now down two points in this poll released yesterday despite spending seven million dollars on his campaign so far. This race has been moved from leaning Dem to a pure tossup by Cook.""And another poll released today has Udall down four. What could possibly be causing this when last year it appeared as if Udall and Hickenlooper would have easy wins? In late April, an extensive poll was done and the CO public opposed the new gun control laws by 17 points:""Someone forgot to explain to the Colorado voters how popular gun control laws are!"
What's worth noting is the same government administrators endangering the public with real uncontrolled pathogens are doing their utmost to weaken the population's resistance to agents of deadly infection in the body politic. Perhaps if researchers are truly committed to establishing a working public health model, they ought to first frame the desire for power over others as a contagious and potentially epidemic disease, and look at politicians and their administrative and enforcement functionaries as pathogens.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York wants Capitol Police to investigate Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt for ... it’s not quite clear what laws she alleges he’s broken, or what authority either they or the House Sergeant at Arms would have for following up on her complaint.
What an inflated sense of self-importance. Mike never sent trolls to your site, fella -- or whatever you are, seeing as how you fling your feces from behind a screen.He just pointed out how ridiculous Colmes' "Liberal Land" site is, and some people naturally wandered over to take a look at the freak show.Thing is, your entire premise demonstrates you don't even realize how ignorant you are, even with all the dots that need to be connected staring you right in the face. You seem to get there's a Star Trek reference in Mike's post, but then go on to equate Landru in a robe with "chic" cross-dressing.What is it with you "progressives," supposed champions of tolerance for alternative lifestyles, figuring the way to insult people is to equate them with trannies and tea-bagging homosexuals? I guess since you went there, I can too?
My friend John Russell, former Army Ranger from West Texas and former newsman at IRN Radio in Memphis, TN, is struggling with the effects of several strokes at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. I have known John for almost 20 years now and he is one of the old indomitables from the early constitutional militia movement. His prognosis is said to be poor. Please keep John in your prayers.
Compounding ATF woes is a report by the Las Vegas Review Journal that a federal judge has “recommended dismissal of felony drug trafficking charges against a former officer of the Vagos motorcycle gang because of outrageous government conduct by the lead undercover agent in the case.
(A) Texas grand jury has refused to indict Goedrich Magee, 20, who shot and killed a law enforcement officer, Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, 31, during a no knock entrance into his home. Magee said that he thought he was being robbed and acted to protect his pregnant girlfriend and children. The grand jury “no billed” the case in February.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., wants Capitol Hill law enforcement officials to investigate a prominent gun rights advocate’s praise for threats on her life, calling them evidence of “just how outrageous the extreme pro-gun movement has become.” In a Rolling Stone article published Monday, Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt is quoted saying that the Second Amendment is for “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”
I hear Harry Reid did the same thing to me after my speech at the Bundy Ranch on 19 April.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Have a journalist friend who is looking for 20 7.62x39 Chinese military green tracer rounds for forensic test purposes. He will pay top dollar. Must be Chinese military. Please respond to my email: GeorgeMason1776ATaolDOTcom.
The NRA endorsed DeMarco, who was widely seen from his time at the State House as a vacillating weenie who kept his own counsel and his finger in the wind. The NRA were by no means the only "smart money" types to get burned on this one, but Palmer now owes them nothing.
Note the link description: "http://www.vocativ.com/usa/guns/anti-government-patriots-crusaders-armed-nut-jobs/." Nice.
From AEP: A vast wash of dollars flooded the global financial system when the Fed cut rates near zero and then bought $3.5 trillion of bonds. This may now go into reverse
But then there is also this: What If Janet Yellen Is Wrong?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Well, it took him long enough. No more Russian AKs. Obama imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
Readers may recall this post from May: Why even the most isolationist and unconcerned Fudd should care about the Ukraine.
Now we finally have this: Obama imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
In addition, the new sanctions freeze any U.S. assets and prohibit American business contacts for eight Russian arms companies that make weapons, including small arms, mortars and surface-to-air missiles. Also covered is the Kalashnikov Concern, maker of the AK-47 and other arms.
The text of the Treasury Department sanctions is here.
Imposition of Sanctions on Eight Firms Pursuant to E.O. 13661 for Operating in the Arms or Related Materiel Sector in the Russian FederationTreasury today has also designated and blocked the assets of Almaz-Antey, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research and Production Enterprise Bazalt, JSC Concern Sozvezdie, JSC MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia, Kalashnikov Concern, KBP Instrument Design Bureau, Radio-Electronic Technologies, and Uralvagonzavod pursuant to E.O. 13661 for operating in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian Federation. The designated firms are responsible for the production of a range of materiel, from small arms to mortar shells to tanks. As a result of today’s action under E.O. 13661, any assets of the entities designated that are within U.S. jurisdiction must be frozen. In addition, transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States involving the entities designated today under E.O. 13661 are generally prohibited.Almaz-Antey manufactures surface-to-air missile systems currently used by the Russian military.Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research and Production Enterprise Bazalt (“Bazalt”) is involved in the design and construction of air launched ordnance, rocket propelled grenades, and armored fighting vehicle ammunition. Bazalt’s manufacturing interests include aerial bombs, mortar shells, grenades, anti-tank and anti-saboteur grenade launchers, and projectiles of all types and calibers.JSC Concern Sozvezdie develops and produces high-tech control and communication systems, radio electronic warfare and special equipment for military forces. JSC Concern Sozvezdie focuses on three primary lines of production: military-oriented production, dual-purpose products, and dual-purpose products and professional communication and control systems. JSC Concern Sozvezdie’s main activities include producing and developing materiel including automated control systems and communication systems for the tactical sector, automated control systems and communication systems for anti-missile defense and air defense systems, and automated communication systems and electronic warfare tools. The company produces systems and devices related to electronic warfare, such as small manpack and portable jammers. The products are designed to disrupt enemy army operations, to reduce staff and equipment loss, and to improve the operation of armed forces by radio jamming of enemy weapon control systems based on radio frequencies.JSC MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia is a leading Russian rocketry company responsible for defense programs involving cruise missile complexes capable of surface, underwater, and ground platform-based launches. JSC MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia’s involvement in Russia’s strategic nuclear forces includes the manufacture of intercontinental ballistic rockets and the development of space systems, spacecraft, and automatic and manned orbital stations in support of Russia’s Ministry of Defense.Kalashnikov Concern produces a number of military weapons, including multiple grades and versions of assault rifles, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, military shotguns, and aircraft cannons. Kalashnikov Concern is the largest firearms producer in Russia and is a subsidiary of Russia’s State Corporation of Russian Technologies (Rostec).KBP Instrument Design Bureau is a research and production center that creates precision-guided weapons. KBP Instrument Design Bureau develops antitank missile systems and assault armaments, weapon systems for main battle tanks and lightly armored vehicles, guided artillery projectiles and guided missile systems, short-range air defense systems, gun armament and associated ammunition, combat small arms, and hunting/sporting guns.Radio-Electronic Technologies designs and produces electronic warfare equipment including weapons-control systems, friend-or-foe identification (IFF) systems, avionics, operational and tactical systems, electronic warfare and intelligence equipment, special measuring instrumentation, and plugs, electric connectors, and cable products.Uralvagonzavod is a Russian government-owned company that builds a variety of military equipment, including tanks.
I'm surprised that TulAmmo does not appear to be on the list. It is a privately-owned company.
A tip of the boonie hat to David Codrea for forwarding me this: America: No longer 1 nation, 1 people.
Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama's New Immigration Strategy 'Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic'
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it.
Rolling Stone hit piece on Larry Pratt, wherein Dudley Brown ducks & Robert Farago is treated as if he really knows the difference between excrement & shinola.
In membership and resources, GOA lags behind not just the NRA, but also newcomers to the hardline scene like Dudley Brown's National Association of Gun Rights. NAGR claims to offer activists the "best bang for your pro-gun buck." But few in the gun-rights movement agree with this claim. "If you take a look at what NAGR actually does with its money, there isn't a whole lot," says Alan Gottlieb. "I don't see NAGR ever turning bodies out or being anywhere, basically. In all the states we're involved in, if we bump into them one out of every 20 times, I'd say that's a lot. GOA is in more places than NAGR is with less resources." (Brown declined to comment for this story.)
As well he might. The other day in Colorado I heard Dudley described as "the Morris Dees of the gun rights movement" -- that is, someone who is simply interested in pimping off a cause for money.
"I would say, yes, Pratt's conservatism will hinder him," says Robert Farago, publisher of TheTruthAboutGuns.com.
Speaking, no doubt, from his long experience in the automotive rights movement, er, ah, I mean the gun rights movement. No doubt that if Eastern European pancakes experience a resurgence in popularity, we can expect a new blog entitled, "The Truth About Blintzes."
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"You are not of the body, Vanderboegh."
David Codrea draws our attention to the comments here: ‘Three Percenter’ Mike Vanderboegh: Enforce Laws And Somebody Is Going To Get Shot
Funny thing: Eric must not have had any trouble at all sleeping after Monty Wilkinson told him Brian Terry had been killed -- the night of the murder. Why, months later, he was swearing under oath he'd never heard of Fast and Furious until he saw something about it on the news.Apparently the news didn't upset him enough to want to find out more about a call he got in the middle of the night precipitated by Dennis Burke, the DOJ functionary at the heart of "managing" Gunwalker damage control. By all accounts, he slept like a baby.
Hey, who's that old guy?
Not everyone was successful: Alabaster man disarms to vote at church after encounter with sheriff's deputies
Reasons notwithstanding, the indisputable fact is Bloomberg and his gaggle of MILMs would rather see women robbed, beaten, raped and murdered than armed.
All of the hot topics of today are involved in the storyline: the death takes place in a future where Archie, Betty, Veronica, and everyone else are all adults, and Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the comics, is now a US Senator fighting for gun control.
Alan Colmes as Landru. Sentient, and non-sentient, observers. In retrospect, the whole Colmes interview left me profoundly depressed. . .
"You are not of the body!"
. . . especially when he brought in his callers. I was reminded of Mark 8:18: "Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?" I was also reminded of this passage from one of my insomniac readings recently:
Between 1837 and 1841, it became clear to sentient observers that an apocalyptic battle was looming between North and South; or, more accurately between Union and Slavery -- a struggle that would dwarf the acrimonious debates over economic policy that had dominated the previous decade. . . The storm was still two decades off, but its headwinds were already blowing fiercely. -- Ted Widmer, Martin Van Buren, page 15.
"Sentient observers." The word sentient is defined by Websters as "able to feel, see, hear, smell, or taste." Last night brought home to me once more something that I already knew from my experiences during my Benedict Arnold period: that we are really dealing with people who are truly, willfully and irretrievably NON-sentient. We inhabit differing world views, different realities, which is why they fall back on calling us names such as "paranoid" and "gun nuts" and "insane." We are, as David Codrea has pointed out, "not of the body" as collectivists see it. (See this video snippet.)
I'm done with being treated like a cartoon character and someone else's strawman. It was evident last night that the other side doesn't even view us as human, because if they did they would have to reconcile that with their own collectivist vision and the two are, in their world view, fundamentally incompatible.
We are not of their body, and we might as well forget arguing about it. The only thing to do when Landru sends his minions for you is to militarily defeat them. That will be my last Colmes Collectivist Cluster Coitus.
Monday, July 14, 2014
He thinks he's going to ambush me. Should be fun.
LATER: Well, that was a bit more shouting than I was hoping for. However, he originally intended to ambush me in ten minutes and be done with me. He kept me over for the entire hour. I'll leave it to you to evaluate whether or not I represented our side as best I could.
Well, in fairness, the only "investigation" they had in mind for the "gunwalked" guns was not particularly resource intensive--noting where the crime scenes and dead bodies were. Still, for those of us who cannot be quite convinced that senior Justice Department officials were really stupid enough to apply the "Underpants Gnomes'" business strategy to their own efforts to curb international gun trafficking, and must therefore have had some other motive, the fact that they supposedly lacked the resources to investigate problematic gun sales that were already happening makes the official explanation of Operation Fast and Furious just that much less convincing.
"Suspicion has one thing in common with the usual virtues: it is only effective on condition that it allows of no exceptions." -- Robert Merle, Malevil.
I have been roundly criticized for my caution regarding the "Hey, let's run to the border and point rifles in the faces of children" plan of “Commander” Chris “Threepercenter” Davis. Davis apparently continues to disappoint in many quarters, including this carpet-chewing Internet broadcaster.
It is also apparent that collectivist "journalist" Travis Gettys gets all his story ideas from Sipsey Street.
Crapped out again last night and slept most of the night. I am painfully aware of how behind I am on my original posts and have a half-dozen in varying stages of completion. Will try to get some of them out today after the morning rush to take Rosey to work, etc.
When you read this, ask yourself the old Marine counterintelligence officer's questions: "Why is this SOB telling me this? And why is this SOB telling me this NOW?"
Sunday, July 13, 2014
That was noted by “progressive” critics feigning shock -- shock -- that anyone would conclude that people who mean to rule by ignoring proper restraints on government can live in harmony with those who won't let them.
"The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it." -- Paul-Muad'Dib Atreides, in Dune.
Harry Reid is channeling Emperor Shaddam and will continue to do so, right up to the point when his real masters tire of his inability to deliver the spice.
Pruden skewers Reid, but the fact of the matter is that Reid is a creature of the corrupt machine of casino owners in Vegas. When they tire of him, he'll be gone. The only question is, will the Koch brothers themselves tire of him and his attacks and use THEIR money to fund investigative journalism that will rip the mask off the gambling plutocrats who have created Harry and shielded him and the entire rotten structure that extends all the way down to the bumbling assassins who murdered Erik Scott four years ago? It strikes me that the Vegas criminal enterprise has two principal weaknesses. One is water and the public relations related to same. (One wonders what would happen if anti-Reid machine guerrillas started messing with the Vegas water supply in non-fatal but very creative ways? Will they, like the Guild Navigators in Dune, decide they've had enough of Emperor Shaddam?) The second is their allergic reaction to the antiseptic qualities of light. Like cockroaches, they only are happy operating in the dark. So far they have managed to do that. What happens to Harry if and when he makes enough powerful enemies that atrocities such as the Scott murder and the corrupt way it was covered up become the subject of real press attention? The Koch brothers have the money to do that. And there are certainly enough victims of the Vegas Machine who are willing to enlist in such a cause and aid it with leaks of what they know. Film at eleven, as they say.
Sorry, but I got home only to crap out on you. It is evident that doing the show and everything else that is required of me day-to-day on top of that was a bridge too far this close to my return from the CO trip. Getting old sucks. I have to be at the show again this morning but don't know whether I'll be there much past noon. For those of you who are there this morning, I'm at table B-46. Sorry. The spirit is willing but the flesh is still weak. For those of you who I met for the first time yesterday, I can't tell you how much I appreciated talking with you. You raised my spirits greatly.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Got some sleep yesterday and will be at the Birmingham AGCA gun show today working a table. Also, I'll be on Alan Collectivist Colmes radio show on Monday again.
Feeling a bit better after crapping out all evening yesterday. In any case, I have to work a table at the Birmingham gun show this weekend to help replenish the coffers from the CO trip. That means that I will be there both days, Lord willing. I'll be wearing the usual suspenders with my "Got Guns?" black hat. I will also take my computer and work on my Erik Scott post, as well as a response to the SPLC hit piece and other topics generated by my CO trip. So, I'll have more later.
Also, Mary Rydzeski, the Colmes radio show producer, called yesterday afternoon to ask if I would be on Mr. Collectivist's show Monday night at 6PM CDT. I expect they want to ask me about the SPLC calling me an "aging government-hating propagandist." Should be fun. Of course I am known to have a curious sense of fun.
I was asked in Colorado why this whole self-delegitimization is important. I explained: you cannot pull off a Reichstag Fire unless the people believe the propaganda minister. You cannot persuade a skeptical people to surrender their sovereignty. Every self-inflicted blow to this wannabe tyrant's credibility makes it less likely that he will be believed in a crisis and more likely that he will be resisted.
See also: America's Self-Made Immigration Disaster
But by not thinking through the incentives the current immigration mess creates—or at least not thinking about more than domestic political considerations—we now have two crises on our hands. The first involves the children. The second is a crisis of legitimacy as we have ceded our immigration policy to conditions abroad beyond our control.
LATER: See also this description of the running sore of the IRS scandal: More Than a Smidgen
Trying not to get run over while investigating Michael Bloomberg's claims of backwards, roadless Colorado.
LATER: From Michelle Malkin -- Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind Your Own Crumbling City
Go home, Nanny Bloomberg. Keep your high-and-mighty nose out of our business, your hands off our guns and your money out of our state.
Open-carry advocate: When our arguments fail, we must vote with our guns. The comments are priceless. Examples:
"When the civil war to end all civil wars is over the first thing we do is get rid of the Second Amendment."
"I wouldn't even want to be close enough to have to breath the toxic air this creep breathed out."
"I wonder if that jerk knows what comes from his septic mouth borders on incitement of sedition. Sedition, if convicted of it, can put you away for a long time."
"These fuckwits need to have secret service agents stepping on their heels 24/7."
Friday, July 11, 2014
The reality is, as they’ve shown us time and again, and never once refuted, with “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. The thing these elite champions of the common man can’t seem to finesse (lie their way) around is that there is no more true egalitarian power sharing arrangement than that provided for in the Second Amendment. So what is it they demand? Its antithesis, a monopoly of violence...
It always takes a few days for me to recover from these trips and the second and third day afterward, strangely, are always the worst. I am ashamed to say that I missed marking the anniversary of Erik Scott's assassination at the hands of the corrupt Reid machine in Las Vegas yesterday -- not because I forgot but because I just didn't have it in me. I will rectify that later today. Someone asked me below how I felt about being right about the sociopath Ryan Payne all along, and I've got to say that it brings me no pleasure. The sad thing is that our side in the liberty movement doesn't seem to have learned much since the 90s, allowing itself to be routinely victimized by the same hucksters, disinformation artists, snitches and provocateurs. And of course the liars-for-money at SPLC are still there to take advantage of every slip, real, exaggerated or even imagined. Still, the trip to Colorado was a real boost to my morale. There are some wonderful folks out there and I have every confidence that they will win on that front in our cold war. Still, while my morale may have been boosted, my body was not. Will try to do better later.
Performing the Hickenloop-de-loop. I love it when this arrogant asshole opens his mouth. Bloomberg steps in it again.
From Colorado Peak Politics -- BLOOMBERG AGAIN: Colorado Springs and Pueblo Have No Roads?
In a ridiculous interview published by Rolling Stone yesterday, Colorado’s Surrogate Governor (h/t Team Beauprez) Michael Bloomberg basically called Colorado Springs and Pueblo bassackwards because the cities recalled far left Senators responsible for passing his disastrous gun legislation. Here’s what he said that was mysteriously yanked down yesterday:“In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”
Too much ignorant arrogance? Politico noted that Rolling Stone pulls controversial Michael Bloomberg article. Breitbart jumped on it too: "Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo."
Politico followed with this update: "Sources familiar with the incident tell us that Rolling Stone was scheduled to publish the piece on Monday, July 14, but accidentally published it early. Bloomberg press representatives alerted Rolling Stone to the mistake and it was taken down. The piece will be published again, in its entirety and without change, on Monday."
Regarding Colorado, see also: The money war hits Colorado