Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Diversity!

"The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union is the first solid turn away from globalism. Said another way, the people of Britain are taking their country back. Hand-wringing collectivists can think of it as a vote for diversity if it'll make 'em feel better." - Ol' Remus at the Woodpile Report

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Slippery slope

Understand the slippery slope bureaucrats and others in government advocate in wanting to use a "no fly" list to deny Second Amendment rights.



H/T: Sipsey Street via Facebook

Conflict of interest

How can a federal judge be trusted to uphold his oath to to make decisions based on law and the Constitution, when the same judge openly declares the Constitution to be irrelevant?

From the Washington Times:
Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner sees “absolutely no value” in studying the U.S. Constitution because “eighteenth-century guys” couldn’t have possibly foreseen the culture and technology of today. In a recent op-ed for Slate, Judge Posner, a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, argued that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments “do not speak to today.”

Methinks the judge attempts to dismiss something the old white guy founders knew well: That societal norms may shift, that technologies may change, but human nature, and the nature of concentrated government power to become abusive are unchanging, and are much the same when this country was founded.

Just because greater technology gives greater potential power to control people does not grant government the power to diminish freedom just because it it technically possible.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Classic Kawasaki

This looks to be a classic Kawasaki Eliminator motorcycle from the 1980s. Not in running condition. Not much wear, only 166 miles on the odometer, but it's been sitting for decades in the back of a work shop.


Strikes me, it has great restoration potential, or could be used for nearly new vintage parts. The title and the key were lost or misplaced years ago.

Anyone care to venture a guess on as-is value?

The place where it's been stored in being sold as part of an estate liquidation.

Gun owning Hawaiians are now in a federal database

Hawaii's governor signs bill putting gun-owning Hawaiians on under watch across the USA for potential criminal behavior.

Reckless immigration policies come under attack in Ryan's reelection race

In Wisconsin, billboards like these have reportedly been placed by supporters of Paul Ryan's Republican primary opponent:



Meanwhile, the official Paul Nehlen campaign is making use of a "dump Ryan" dump truck.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tabloid headline caught my attention

A good tabloid headline makes you look, makes you think, and is often intended to make you chuckle at the same time.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blunt assessment

"Until politics is taken out of national security, we’re all at risk from the enemy whose name the White House refuses to use." - Sebastian Gorka, writing at the NY Post

And the Left says AR-15s are scary?

Same President Obama who won't make a burger run unless he's surrounded by some of these...



...is the same President Obama who says letting guys like you and me have access to an AR-15 is dangerous and unnecessary.

Your government is hard at work....

... And protecting the image and reputation of Islam appears to be among the top priorities of this Obama-led government.

Would this government make similar redactions had the attacker spoken of another religion or pledged fealty to the Klan or a Tea Party?

This government is more focused on political correctness and the protection of Islam that it is about preserving openness in government, and fostering clear and honest media reporting that's supposed to be protected under the First Amendment.

Another heart breaking death at the hands of an illegal immigrant

My heart breaks for the those good folks and families who suffer loss because our government chooses to protect the "rights" of illegal immigrants over those of the people these immigrants have potential to harm.

From Gateway Pundit:
Just days after Speaker Paul Ryan said he did not want to ‘clog jails’ with previously deported drunk driving illegal aliens, 14 year-old Gianna Bartolucci, died Saturday from brain injuries caused by a twice deported drunk driving illegal alien in a head-on crash last Christmas Eve in Clarkson, New York, according to a statement by her parents posted to their church website.
Gianna and her father, a church pastor, might have died at the accident scene last December had witnesses not rushed to their aid, and pulled them from their burning car, according to a report at rochesterfirst.com.