Saturday, August 03, 2013

Adding on to my "Bad Word" post...

Presented without comment.

Home again home again, Jiggity Jig!

Spent the last ten days up near my old stomping grounds.  Busy as all hell.  And there's no rest for the weary this week.

Driving near the Space Needle was enough to remind me why I left Seattle.  Traffic was even worse than when I moved away.  And the pot smoke was enough to convince me to never move back.  I love how I can't find a place to smoke a cigar for love or money, but the dopeheads can sit around Pike Place Market and toke up at will.  The smell made me gag.

DuPont was nice though.  Great running trails.

Friday, August 02, 2013

How about some plain language?

Amendment 2 --  A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The men who wrote the Constitution and its Amendments were not lawyers quibbling over the value of a comma. They were fairly well-educated for their day (for the most part), and moderately to very successful in their own occupations. They were not politicians. They used simple language, intended for everyone to understand, since that language would have to stand up to scrutiny and arguments by those very same people who had seen both the War and the resulting screw-ups involving the Articles of Confederation.

So let's look at it from a plain language point of view, shall we?

There is something I remembered from high school English class, and it is the concept of "Dependent Clause" vs "Independent Clause". You can go read up on the peculiarities and distinctions, but it boils down to one thing, and it is a binary condition. Either the clause can stand alone as an intelligible sentence (making it an Independent Clause) or it cannot, and is intended merely as a supplemental phrase, perhaps adding additional context or explanation (making it a Dependent Clause). Simple, no?

Ignore the history of the Amendment, and how the people who endorsed the idea had just used their personal weapons to get rid of one government, so were not unaware of the need for such preparations. Ignore that Federal Law actually defines "militia" as effectively everyone between 17 and 45. Ignore all of that, and see which of the two clauses in the Amendment can stand alone. (Because THAT is the intent of the sentence, not the supplemental context.)

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State"
"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"?
Which of those two is what was actually meant by the Founders?
Molon labe...

I'll tell ya what, since gun grabbers are all about "compromise", let's try one. You give us back all of the kinds of scary-looking guns currently banned under Federal and State Laws, and you can marry whoever you want. Care to offer me nukes in exchange for third-trimester abortions?

You've GOTTA be kidding me

Pop Quiz time...

Is Charlie Rangel displaying his:

A) Total lack of historical knowledge
B) Subconscious projection
C) Racism
D) All Of The Above

" In an interview with the Daily Beast published Friday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested Tea Partiers are the "same group" who fought for segregation during the Civil Rights movement."

Would that be people like George "Segregation Now, Segregation Forever" Wallace (Democrat) and Sheriff Bull "Set the dogs on 'em!" Connor (Democrat)?
Maybe Charlie means his fellow freedom fighters like the longest-serving Senator Robert "Grand Kleagle/White Nigger" Byrd? (Democrat)
Maybe Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black? (Democrat and KKK sycophant)
Race pimps Je$$e Jack$on and Al "Tawana Brawley" $harpton? (both Democrats)

Or people like Martin Luther "I have a dream" King. Jr.? (Republican)

Time to start pointing and laughing, getting into their faces to do so when necessary...

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Somebody said a bad word!

No, really some NFLer said a word which is so horrible, the consensus is that he needs to flay his own skin off his body, and parade it around the country while continuously running his penis through a wood-chipper and apologizing to anyone who comes within five hundred yards of his presence.

What's that word?  Huh.  Take a guess.  Anyone?  Anyone?

Fine, I'll say it:  Nigger.  The "N" word.  The word which is so horrible that it cannot be uttered by anyone except for ....

Rap Artists.  Anyone who happens to be black.  Or anyone who happens to fall under the Democrat Plantation's umbrella, in which case you can get a free pass, as Robert "Grand Klegal" Byrd.  Because a good-old white boy from West Virginia is all understanding and stuff, especially when he's part of the Democrat machine, so he gets a pass.

Seriously, is there anyone out there who can state with a straight face that this NFLer has never, ever ever evereverever in his life heard the word "Nigger" uttered in an NFL locker room?

Hell, are you telling me that they've never played a song from Ice-T?  Or Ice Cube?  I suppose the song "Straight Up Nigga" has never ONCE been played in a locker room, right?  All those players wearing their "Beats by Dr Dre" headphones should give them up, given how much money Dre has made using the word "Nigga", right?

From the uproar about this one guy, you'd think he'd been caught in bed with a live boy.  Or a dead girl.  Oh, wait, the Democrats have already tried to normalize that, so let me find another analogy.  You think he'd been caught personally clubbing a baby harp seal in the head while pissing on Old Glory and banging his brother's wife.

But not one peep about the use of the word "Nigger", or "Nigga", or any other variations of the N-word by folks who just happen to be black.   That's a double-standard in my book.

So this NFLer is getting beaten to death on national TV, while the actual use of the N-word goes on unabated by other folks with darker skin.  Look, folks:  If it's a word that should not be uttered because of how hateful it is, then let's enforce that standard.  But don't do it in some chicken-shit way, where only one group of people is banned from using a word.  Because that is...  well....  chickenshit.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

If not this, what? If not now, when?

We have a government that has broken faith with its citizenry. Our public servants routinely use what petty power attaches to their bureaucracy to control behavior, with their own internal court systems to issue binding precedents in amounts that would have crushed any hand-cranked printing press.

Our elected officials routinely lie to our faces, and trust a compliant media to help with the cover-up. On those rare occasions when a Democrat's misdeeds simply cannot be hushed up any more, their lick-spittle lapdogs pass it off as "old news" and go on to slander private citizens who have the nerve to not buckle under to The Narrative.

We have a Congress that has not passed a budget - required under Federal Law, let me remind you - since April, 2009 (technically still part of the budget that hadn't quite been passed the preceding October, under Bush). The Continuing Resolution that has been paying for those trillion-dollar deficits since Obama was sworn in has the "one-time" stimulus built into the system. Which means that we have been paying for that "one-time" stimulus, and the money has been spent (God alone knows where), every year since.

I was recently reading an online book (fan fiction), and it had a line that was good enough for me to remember and save.

"What's true is already so; admitting it doesn't make it worse."

There are web sites out there (easy to find, if you bother to look) that list all the times Obama has broken the law. From the War Powers Act to "deemed passed" to his violations of the Fourth Amendment, his attempts on the Second Amendment to many, many others.

The Supreme Court has voluntarily surrendered any notion of objectivity and completely ruined the concept of fairness, from "Roe v Wade" to the utter refusal to acknowledge the 9th and 10 Amendments to the Kelo land grab to ACA being a "tax", and all boiled down to anyone who can count being able to predict where Justices will fall, and which arguments will be cited.

The entire Federal Government has been violating its own establishing authority, usurping power from citizens through bureaucratic oppression, "ham sandwich" prosecutions and militarizing police forces.

"When in the Course of Human Events..."

Isn't it time to start taking a hard look around?

Still Busy

No Free Ice Cream for you.  Maybe Saturday.