Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ready for the Mueller report?

By some accounts, it could come as early as this week. 

Meanwhile, the whole narrative that got the thing rolling seems pretty much been debunked.

A couple of thoughts I've picked from others as the report release nears:

"The #Resistance has been losing bigly in recent days as each new “bombshell” it manufactures turns out only to reveal its modus operandi, which is that the end justifies the means — the end being to evict the wicked Mr. Trump from office and the means being dishonesty and bad faith in its use of the government’s prosecutorial machinery." - James Howard Kunstler


"For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one." - Conrad Black, at the Daily Mail

Stay tuned folks. Things might get real interesting real fast.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yet another profile in double standard

Media didn't hesitate, and jumped aboard with Jussie Smollett's story.

On the other hand, this recent story, with a suspect in custody, didn't seem to get much traction at all:
Man allegedly pulls gun on couple wearing MAGA hats at Sam's Club: 'This is a good day for you to die'

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Happened again

Government allowed a violent felon to buy a handgun he should have been, by law, barred from purchasing.

Via Chicago Sun-Times, on last week's mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois:

Court records show Martin was convicted of aggravated assault in the stabbing of a woman in Mississippi in 1995. He’d also been arrested six times previously by Aurora police, most recently in 2008 for violating an order of protection, Ziman revealed Saturday. 
Ziman said the assault conviction might not have appeared on a criminal background check when Martin applied and was approved in January 2014 for a Firearm Owners Identification card. 
In March of that year, Martin applied to buy a handgun from an Aurora gun dealer, and he was approved within five days. 
Five days after that, Martin applied for a concealed carry permit. When Martin’s felony conviction was discovered during the background check for that license, his application was denied and his FOID card was revoked. 
However, his Smith & Wesson handgun — the same weapon used in Friday’s shooting — was never confiscated.
More background checks aren't the answer.

How 'bout we get a government that will effectively use laws already on the books?