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16 hours ago @ Original A... - Bundy Ranch and the Ne... · 0 replies · 0 points

A racist today is anyone whom the person delivering the epithet dislikes. Refuse to date outside your race? Racist (but only if you're white)! Attempt to defend yourself against a black flash mob? Racist! Object to your homeland being invaded & occupied by illegal aliens? Racist! Not thrilled with having your job taken away and given to same? Racist! Repelled by such "cultural enrichments" as honor killings and female genital mutilation? Racistislamophobe! (two equally meaningless epithets in one)

Along the same lines, an anti-Semite now is anyone whom Jews dislike. (I cannot take credit for that one -- Israeli author Hajo Meyer coined it in his excellent book The End of Judaism, which Amazon Prime members can borrow at no cost.)

16 hours ago @ Original A... - Bundy Ranch and the Ne... · 0 replies · +1 points

Koresh routinely went shopping in town. The feds could have detained and questioned him there at any time. Instead the ATF decided to put on a big show for gun-hating Slick Willie (inaugurated barely a month earlier), no doubt to justify a bigger budget.

The government loves to target those outside the "mainstream" for destruction. By calling them kooks, extremists, creeps, racists or whatever, it prevents other people from identifying with them, or potentially supporting them. That greases the skids for more widespread oppression later on.

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine

6 days ago @ Original A... - Why Free Jonathan Poll... · 0 replies · +2 points

IIRC I mentioned the following here awhile ago, but apparently now is a good time to repeat it:

By all means, let Israel have Pollard. But only his head -- on a platter.

2 weeks ago @ Blog - Friendly Reminder: The... · 0 replies · +6 points

It would indeed be great to know the motive. No doubt that part is still classified. During the Cold War, an “ultra-radical anti-American” was anyone who refused to kowtow to Washington on demand. Or perhaps one of Goulart's daughters, sisters or nieces rebuffed JFK's sexual advances during a state visit. Hell hath no fury like a horny politician scorned.

Unfortunately neither this revelation nor 100 more like it will matter to the legions of JFK worshipers, who will continue to swoon when hearing the name "Kennedy" and pray daily before their portraits of "St. John Fitzgerald I." Some people simply never grasp the folly of bestowing demigod status on a flawed, sinful human.

2 weeks ago @ Blog - Why the GOP will lose ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Prepare for the Billionaire Battle Royal. On the right: Sheldon Adelson and the Koches. On the left: George Soros, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Jim Chanos. FYI, Kelley, both parties are now wholly owned by the .01%.

Y'all should have been around back in the '60s and '70s, when all Democrat candidates had to grovel before Chicago satrap Richard Daley and whichever satrap was running the AFL-CIO at the time. With few exceptions, all that ring-kissing did not help them either. Too bad the GOP refuses to learn from history, and is therefore condemned to repeat it.

2 weeks ago @ Original A... - Two Invasions – and ... · 0 replies · +4 points

I also reject the whole "robber" analogy, but on different grounds. Theft is theft, whether you are home or not. Not only was private property stolen in the second instance, the robber damaged other private property (the home) when breaking in. As for the first instance, if a robber breaks in when I'm home, the only result will be a dead robber. Despite my age I'm still a good shot, and the "castle doctrine" is in full force in this state.

Justin, I know how much you love picturesque NorCal, but you really need to leave the People's Republic of Crazifornia, where taxes continue to escalate and self-defense is effectively illegal. A libertarian there is the equivalent of a nun in a whorehouse.

2 weeks ago @ Blog - Secret Recording of Di... · 0 replies · +3 points

Like everyone else, Dick "Melakon" Cheney is entitled to take the 5th, which he would certainly do if indicted for his multiple war crimes.

At any rate, collaring him would be virtually impossible. He spends most of his time holed up in his heavily guarded hideout estate in rural Wyoming, and all that security is not there to keep the grizzly bears away. And like the rest of the neocon cabal, if all else failed he would skedaddle to Israel, and political asylum.

3 weeks ago @ Original A... - Ron Paul Is Right Abou... · 0 replies · +2 points

No, the libertarian position is to leave Venezuela the hell alone. America has no dog in that fight. Not only did Bush's 2002 coup attempt fail, it entrenched Chavez's power for the rest of his miserable existence. It is up to the Venezuelans to determine which tinpot despot they want to rule over them. We've got enough troubles with our own. Call it minding your own business, call it non-intervention, call it the Prime Directive, call it anything else you want -- just stay out of it.

"Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will be America's heart, her benedictions and prayers, but she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own." -- John Quincy Adams

"History has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous." -- Capt. Jean-Luc Picard

4 weeks ago @ KSWB-TV - Feds raid gun parts st... · 0 replies · +1 points

An old precept of British common law is that a LEO attempting to make an unlawful arrest (without warrant or probable cause) is no different from any street punk, and such unlawful arrest can be resisted with deadly force. Currently only ~12 states have this law on their books; all others need to adopt it.

4 weeks ago @ KSWB-TV - Feds raid gun parts st... · 0 replies · +1 points

He has fired most of them. But unlike Stalin, he did not have them killed. That means they remain available to lead the resistance when the SHTF. Major blunder on Obongo's part.