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Saturday, November 17, 2007

LIBERTY ALERT! Alarming 'Police State' in Boston

This is a special Liberty Alert. The city of Boston, Massachusetts has unleashed what is tantamount to a police state in its attempts to rid the city of guns. As you will find at the link below, Boston police officers are going door-to-door to search for guns, which amounts to a blatant violation of several Constitutional rights.

Traction Control has the complete story here:

CONFIRMED! Student Says CNN Forced Her to Ask Frivolous Question

As expected, it has been confirmed today that some of the questions posed to the Democratic Presidential candidates in Thursday night's debate in Las Vegas were planted by CNN. It is not clear to what degree, if any, Mrs. Clinton had to do with the planted questions.

We do know that the audience at the debate was stacked in favor of Mrs. Clinton. We know she has planted questions in the past during her personal appearances. We know that CNN's commentators without exception praised her debate performance.

The student in question, Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Mrs. Clinton if she preferred 'pearls or diamonds,' wrote in her MySpace entry this morning that CNN forced her to ask the frivolous question.

Her original question, which she had planned in advance, pertained to Yucca Mountain. But when the time came for her question, the CNN 'reporter' pulled the plug on the question and told her to go with the frivolous question.

Both CNN and MSNBC have been notorious for asking at least one, if not more, stupid question unworthy of a serious debate during the events they have aired. Thus far, only Fox News has succeeded in producing a debate that was on a par worthy of a major, serious discussion of the issues facing the nation. The trouble is, the Democrats refuse to appear on Fox-sponsored debates, choosing instead to go with their advocates at CNN and MSNBC, both of which have dubious reputations.

In addition, Ms. Luisa also maintains that CNN required that all questions from each participant be submitted for pre-approval.

As expected, CNN caved to Mrs. Clinton's demands, despite the network and the Wolfpack's (Blitzer and his pack of wolves) staging an apparent ambush at the beginning of the debate. Once that was out of the way, the entire thing was 'The Hillary Show,' complete with cheers and applause from the so-called 'undecided voter' audience and the jeers leveled at other candidates such as John Edwards.

CNN's credibility as a news organization has been teetering on the edge of extinction for years. News story after news story, reported by non-mainstream media sources, have blown the whistle on CNN's penchant for slanting its news and engaging in outright deception in reporting.

With Thursday night's debate, the network has just about doomed itself to tabloid status, deserving to be relegated to the ash-heap of untrustworthy and unreliable sources of news.

Planting questions in what is supposed to be a serious and honorable discussion of the issues facing our nation is a most despicable practice. It is to be condemned harshly.

Both CNN and Hillary Clinton should from now on be on notice that the electorate is watching closely, not because we like her but because we don't trust her or her mouthpieces in the mainstream media such as CNN.

For the entire story on the planted question, click here:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/16/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin presents her riveting take on the Democratic debate last night, including video clips and comments about CNN, the candidates, and the citizens who asked questions:

Gun Law News informs us of an unusual development in the D.C. v. Heller case:

The Volokh Conspiracy comments on the Barry Bonds indictment. Baseball has always been a game of integrity, at least up until the modern era. If Bonds is convicted, his 'record' needs to be made null and void, because that will mean he was using steroids while supposedly 'beating' Henry Aaron's homerun record:

My favorite intellectual, Dr. Walter Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University, has this MUST-read on tax cuts and class warfare:

Squeaky points to a great video clip of an imbecile (CORRECTION--the video is the RESPONSE to the sorry) who claims that government should have a monopoly on force:

The Bitch Girls highlight some safety issues with hunters in Kentucky:

Breda writes about a lover of liberty who was imprisoned in North Korea:

Nicki presents disturbing information on a federal judge who ignores clear law concerning firearms:

Nicki also has a good read entitled, 'Defending Home and Self':

Tam posts an entry from the early days of her blog--comments on the Brady gang:

Oscar Poppa has a few quips about global warming:

Say Uncle has the quote of the day, and it's a good one:

Robb Allen needs a roommate for the 2A blog bash in Louisville:

We all know John Edwards is a barefaced liar. Sebastian shows us an example:

Mike McCarville reports that Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK, has ripped into the Senate for lack of debate on an important issue:

It seems the Philadelphia police commissioner lives in la-la land. A Keyboard and a .45 has the story:

The Adventures of Roberta X blogs on 'the mood escalator':

Alphecca reports that the NAACP now contends that if you defend yourself, it's racist:

Armed and Safe says that even more Illinois counties have passed pro-Second Amendment resolutions:

Blogonomicon points to commentary on Michael Sullivan that every gun owner should read:

Dustin's Gun Blog points to a 'gun-free zone' editorial that is excellent reading:

The most beautiful blond on earth, Blonde Sagacity, posts commentary on the ACLU:

By the way, if you happen to be traveling to the Carolinas, South Carolina in particular, here are some restaurant recommendations, scenic drives, and reputable car dealerships (if you are moving here):

A Few Comments on the Democratic Debate, 11/15

The Democratic candidates debated in Las Vegas Thursday evening before a highly partisan crowd, despite Wolf Blitzer's assertion that they were 'undecided voters.' These 'undecided' voters were all Bush-bashers and overtly anti-Republican.

It was obvious in their responses to the answers by the candidates and in the questions they posed to the them.

The CNN production was fairly poor. The Democrats were introduced to the stage individually, to great applause, much as baseball players in the World Series are individually introduced to the ball field to take their place standing along the first and third baselines.

The display was positively tacky.

In response to suggestions that CNN and its moderators had been 'warned' by the Clinton campaign to go easy on the candidate, Wolf and his pack wasted no time in attempting to appear bold in the face of the threat.

They went directly after Mrs. Clinton on the flip-flopping.

The ensuing scuffle between Mrs. Clinton, Edwards, and Obama was the stuff of dramatic TV--a mild form of Jerry Springer. Mrs. Clinton responded by saying that the words of Edwards in particular were 'mud-slinging.'

Clearly they were not.

Edwards merely held up for public viewing the statements of Mrs. Clinton, particularly on her many contradictions, often within the same sentence.

Once the three finished with their tangle, the debate continued on a variety of issues, most of which showed that each one of the Democratic candidates are avowed Socialists, and big tax-and-spend liberals who believe government is the best and final solution to all problems.

The following is a run-down of my impressions of each candidate, based upon the Thursday night debate.

Mrs. Clinton--definitely a flip-flopper, contradictory, subject to change with the wind, a big government Socialist who is trying very hard to run from her votes in the Senate in support of the Iraq War, funding for the Iraq War, open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, free health care and tuition credits for illegal aliens, driver's licenses for illegal aliens (despite her claim during the debate that she is opposed to it...I suppose it is one of those infamous Kerry-inspired cases of 'I was for it before I was against it'), and GOVERNMENT MANDATED healthcare for everyone in America.

B. Hussein Obama--a clown. He once taught law. This is one of the things that's wrong with America. He stated that it is the duty of the Federal Courts to equalize and protect minorities. No, Sir. The ONLY constitutional duty of the Court is to interpret and uphold the Constitution no matter what other considerations may exist.

Billy Richardson--too dumb to be President. He didn't even know that the Presidential oath of office specifically states that the utmost duty of the President is to uphold and defend the Constitution and to protect it against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Richardson stated that 'human rights' are more important than defending the country's security and upholding the Constitution. What an imbecile.

John Edwards--the Breck girl. Pretty boy, in spite of the fact that he is a lawyer, pays scant attention to the Bill of Rights. He is the one who said that having Internet access, becoming a U.S. citizen, being guaranteed an education, etc, are the most important rights in this country. Never once did he mention the rights delineated in the Bill of Rights. He is also a Socialist who believes government can solve everything, but he gets a few points for holding Mrs. Clinton to some accountability.

Joe Biden--a likable, skillful politician. Too bad he is so liberal. He is masterful in his knowledge of foreign policy issues, but again, his stance is for Socialistic solutions to problems, although not as hardened as Clinton, Obama, or Edwards.

Chris Dodd--DUH!? What a complete and utter waste of time.

Dennis Kucinich--nutty as a fruitcake, crazy as a loon, a neo-Commie to the core, but at least he is consistent and does not try to soften or hide his basic philosophy, unlike Clinton.

With each passing Democratic debate, I become even more convinced that the election of any of these individuals to the Presidency bodes ill for the country.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/15/07

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Mike McCarville reports the ominous news that U.S. Senate Republicans are in trouble:

Alphecca correctly observes that gun control was the brain-child of the KKK in the South in order to keep African-Americans from being able to defend themselves. He has an example of Georgia's racist gun laws:

Blogonomicon has a shocking read on the corruption within the Department of Justice:

The Lawyer Chic passes along a funny about the Hildabeast:

Of Arms and the Law points to a new book they are promoting at NPR blog which criticizes the NRA and describes how the dreadful 1968 Gun Control Act came into being:

Say Uncle has the quote of the day:

A Keyboard and a .45 says it's time to pull out all the stops and defeat Sullivan's confirmation as head of the ATF:

Armed and Safe follows up on the Sullivan thing with this:

If you just love government housing, just imagine what they'll do to healthcare if they control it. Sharp as a Marble shows us:

Sebastian says that several gun control bills are on the docket for committee votes, and he predicts the outcome:

Squeaky has a great post on personal responsibility:

Breda presents part 2 of her commentary on 'guns and art':

The War on Guns has found a gun guide for authorized journalists:

Traction Control reports that his civil rights were violated in Birmingham, Alabama:

Tam has an example of someone who, when in doubt, simply makes stuff up about assault weapons:

John Lott reports that Robert Levy in today's L.A. Times presents a case for the Supreme Court to review D.C. v. Heller:

Michelle Malkin says that the Democrats are trying to revive S-Chip yet AGAIN. Maybe this time their definition of 'poor' children will be children from households that make up to one million bucks:

Immigration Issue a Sleeper Killer for Candidates

With New York Governor Eliot Spitzer throwing in the towel on his plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens, it is becoming clear that The Liberty Sphere's prediction from January of this year will be actualized.

The Governor was under immense pressure from average citizens to scrap the plan. He even admitted that if such a plan were to be submitted to the legislature, it would not pass due to citizen outrage.

Even in liberal New York state, the citizens are up in arms about the immigration issue.

And this is why back in January, and several times since then, The Liberty Sphere has maintained that immigration is a 'sleeper issue' that will come back to haunt political candidates if they are perceived to endorse the present broken system, or propose a fix that amounts to amnesty.

The citizens want none of it. And anything remotely resembling amnesty, such as driver's licenses for illegal aliens and its natural consequence of massive voter fraud, will result in an uprising of the citizens at the polls regardless of their apparent silence on such things beforehand.

My friends, politicians need to learn that average citizens are not rebel-rousers nor activists. Often they will remain silent until they pull the lever in the voting booth. At times they will be so infuriated by an issue that they will issue threats and vehement protests to their elected officials, such as they have been doing on immigration.

Just ask John McCain what happened to his earlier proposals on 'immigration reform.' That one issue alone probably cost him a shot at the GOP nomination. Ask U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, what happened among his constituents when he announced his support for McCain's amnesty plan.

And now we have Governor Eliot Spitzer to add to that list. Spitzer's latest poll numbers have bottomed out so badly that some are wondering if his political career will survive the fiasco he proposed which would have allowed illegal aliens to drive legally and vote illegally, although no one would know about the latter since Bill Clinton's no-I.D. required driver's license voter registration passed in the 1990s.

Despite what her campaign had to say today after Spitzer's announcement, Mrs. Clinton, Bill's wife, endorsed the Spitzer plan after waffling on it during the last Democratic debate. Mrs. Clinton has always supported open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, and driver's licenses for illegals. Now she has flip-flopped yet again and claims she never supported the Spitzer plan at all.

But the woman is not stupid. She knows that a large number of votes for Democratic candidates come from illegal aliens (and the dead who somehow rise up from their graves on election day to cast a dozen or more votes a piece for Democratic candidates).

Voters in Democratic primaries tend to support these less-than-honorable schemes to get votes. But watch out for the general electorate.

The citizens are getting tired of the sleaze represented by candidates such as Mrs. Clinton. Not only is it time for massive immigration reform to deal with illegal aliens, but it is time for voting reform as well, removing from the rolls the names of people who have long since been dead but whose names are still being used by vermin to vote early and often for Democratic candidates.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/14/07

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Citizen outrage drove New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to drop his plan for drivers' licenses for illegal aliens, which means Mrs. Clinton is in deep trouble in New York, given her endorsement of the plan:

The Adventures of Roberta X says that with the changing seasons, she changes guns:

Squeaky says she watched Garden State last night. It is a great movie...I can highly recommend it if you haven't seen it:

Breda received an invitation to join the pro-Second Amendment Bloggerfest next May:

Bitter Bitch put together the aforementioned Bloggerfest at the NRA convention and issues an invitation:

So, her hero who is old enough to be her father broke her heart when he got married. Damn. Here I am available and nobody's brokenhearted over ME!:

The War on Guns comments on the ATF recruitment video--yep, they are recruiting people to wage war on gun shops and gun manufacturers:

Red's Trading Post has more on that recruitment video here:

Say Uncle provides great commentary on the breaking point--a topic of debate among gun bloggers of late:

Dustin's Gun Blog comments on the upcoming National Ammo Day:

The MUST-read of the day is from Syd at Front Sight, Press:

Sebastian continues his important discussion on the subject of 'what if'?:

Mike McCarville reports on a very important firearms issue in Oklahoma:

Alphecca provides detailed analysis of the Heller case at the U.S. Supreme Court:

Armed and Safe has the riveting story of a Florida sheriff who took a lot of heat for defending the Second Amendment:

Xavier Thoughts blogs on some latest examples of citizens fighting off thugs:

Bob Parks says that the 'planted question' thing simply isn't going away as an issue to use against Mrs. Clinton, Bill's wife:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has an important update on the access to concealed carry names by news reporters:

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has an excellent read on the excuses government uses to deprive citizens of their Constitutional rights during national disasters:

Eugene Volokh of The Volokh Conspiracy has an excellent response to Howard Dean's latest mindless drivel concerning theology, Democrats, and Republicans:

Mounting Woes for Mrs. Clinton--Bill's Wife

Mrs. Clinton--Bill's wife--is losing her personal identity. She is sending husband Bill out to defend her debacle on healthcare in 1993, stating that it was 'my fault and not hers' for the failure, despite the fact that Mrs. Clinton has been going around the country bragging about her 'work on national healthcare.'

Not only that, but Mrs. Clinton--Bill's wife--has been caught red-handed planting questioners during her supposed 'impromptu' question-and-answer sessions during her townhall meetings around the country.

One female college student in particular has described the trick in detail, stating that a Mrs. Clinton operative approached her about asking the candidate a question. When the student stated what she wanted to ask, the operative disapproved and presented her with a list of possible 'acceptable questions,' several specifically set up for college students to ask.

In short, Hillary is only getting questions she wants to answer, as we have seen with countless newspapers, radio programs, and now, with her threatening Wolf Blitzer and CNN over the upcoming Democratic debate on Thursday night.

Clearly Mrs. Clinton--Bill's wife--has trouble answering the tough questions as she demonstrated in the last Democratic debate when Tim Russert pressed her on drivers' licenses for illegal aliens and several other issues on which the candidate has waffled.

This woman has at least a 50-50 chance of becoming the next President of the most powerful nation on earth, and she has trouble handling tough questions?

As President, would she, for example, present the ominous Vladmir Putin a list of only 'acceptable' topics for conversation? Would she send Bill out to run interference with Hugo Chavez? How would she deal with the Iranian President and his tough-guy and dangerous rhetoric?

And she thinks Tim Russert and the 'boys' (her Democratic rivals) are 'ganging up on her'?

A world leader she is not.

In addition, several new polls released in the past 24 hours, two of which are by Zogby and Rasmussen, show that only 25% of respondents say they believe Hillary has been 'ganged up on' and treated unfairly by her Democratic rivals and Tim Russert, despite the whines of Mrs. Clinton and husband Bill.

These are only the least of her worries, however.

Since the last Democratic debate her lead over Barack Obama has been cut in half. She is in a statistical dead-heat with Obama in Iowa, and her lead over him in New Hampshire has been in a free fall.

And then there are the scandals that hang over her head like the Sword of Damocles.

Do these mounting woes indicate that Mrs. Clinton--Bill's wife--may be denied the Democratic nomination? Absolutely not. Her nomination is practically a foregone conclusion.

But she will most definitely be a scarred and greatly weakened candidate.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Whining Hildabeast

From the Drudge Report, CNN, and the Hillary Clinton campaign:

CNN's Wolf Blitzer has been warned not to focus Thursday's Dem debate on Hillary. 'This campaign is about issues, not on who we can bring down and destroy,' top Clinton insider explains. 'Blitzer should not go down to the levels of character attack and pull 'a Russert.'' Blitzer is set to moderate debate from Vegas, with questions also being posed by Suzanne Malveaux... Blitzer says he is not being pressured by any campaign: 'No one has pressured me. No one has threatened me. No one is trying to intimidate me'...

Pulling 'a Russert?' You mean, actually ask the candidate pertinent questions that get to the heart of her character, personality, views, and voting record? Why, how dare they!

If Blitzer goes easy on Hillary during Thursday night's Democratic debate, then he is just as big a schmuck as the Hildabeast.

This should demonstrate for the entire country what a whining bitch Hillary is for demanding that the news media 'go easy' on her.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/13/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea of The War on Guns reports that the U.S. Supreme Court this morning took no action on the D.C. v. Heller case. The next possible date of action will be Nov. 26:

Armed and Safe says that the Chair of the Virginia Tech panel has called for 'the end of gun proliferation':

Bowling Against Bullets? Sounds like something that idiot Michael Moore would title one of his new pieces of shit. But this is a special drive at a bowling alley in Philly. A Keyboard and a .45 has the story:

Sebastian blogs on gun care and gunsmithing:

The Bitch Girls report that STI International will no longer do business in California due to the utterly stupid microstamping law that the legislature and the Terminator passed:

Robb Allen reports that his Mother has begun to feel the effects of chemotherapy. She needs extra prayer:

You GOTTA see the ATF cartoons Ryan has posted on the Red's Trading Post blog:

Breda has a great post today on guns and art:

Traction Control posts a mini-review of the Call of Duty 4:

Tam has a great read today on Smith & Wesson wheel guns, Colts, and Rugers:

Oscar Poppa reports that there is a major situation a-brewin' at a gun shop in downtown Austin, Texas:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel give us some gun smut as they share with us the 'blackfive'--their collection of five black guns:

Blogstitution says that Hillary's woes continue to mount with a terrible photo-op, and he has the video for you to see:

Speaking of the Hildabeast, Mike McCarville has a link to something you MUST read on the woman who would be President:

John Lott posts excellent commentary on private property and smoking bans. I have always maintained that government has no right to tell citizens what they can and cannot do on their own property. But in these days of Big Brother and nosy, snoopy neighbors, that is flying out the window:

Michelle Malkin reports that a white southern female Democrat politician has used a racial slur against an African-American. So, does this mean that her cohorts are going to demand her resignation, vilify and demonize her, censure her, demand at least 3000 public apologies, and force her to go at least 2 years without employment, you know, like they do Republicans who say nothing near as bad as what she did?"

The NRA offers commentary on the loss of a Bloomberg surrogate in Virginia who was running for a state Senate seat:

For a riveting look at what's going on in London and the U.K., here is internationally-known commentator Melanie Phillips' latest entry:

National Review has commentary on Fred Thompson picking up the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee--which is considered a major coup. And despite rumor to the contrary, Fred's voting record in the Senate earned him a 100% rating on pro-life issues:

A Few Key Quotes from the Candidates

Fred Thompson heads the list with the most poignant and true-to-the-Founders comment concerning Constitutional rights. Thompson said, 'Rights are not granted by government. Rights are God-given, which government then decides to protect and guarantee.'

Surely Fred should receive accolade upon accolade for advocating what NO ONE besides Ron Paul will dare say--politicians and the Supreme Court do not give rights. Rights are inherent. The Constitution only serves to affirm, protect, and guarantee those rights.

Meanwhile, B. Hussein Obama has been saying out on the stump that he 'deserves a tax increase.' Could it be, O HEAVEN FORBID, that he...(choking with emotion)...made too much money?

Oh, the shame of it, to think that in the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, someone would actually be so brazen as to actually make too much money in their fulfilling of the American dream!

And of course, we all know that once you commit this unpardonable abomination you must allow government to take most of it away.

Excuse me while I get this out--WHERE THE HELL DID THIS CLOWN COME FROM?

Hillary has been making one excuse after another on the healthcare issue. And she has opened up her mouth and let fall out yet another flip-flop.

This woman is one big mass of contradictions. Today's contradiction from Hillary involves husband Bill. Hillary claims she has loads of experience on 'working on healthcare in America,' referring of course to her debacle in 1993.

She wants credit for a debacle--a failure?

Listen, Hildabeast, you can't take credit for something that was a fiasco. You can't expect people to give you accolades for something most view as a disaster.

So, it was husband Bill to the rescue. The quintessential American feminist has to have her husband bail her out of all of her jams. What a bitch.

Bill, thus, stated that the healthcare fiasco of 1993 was HIS fault and not Hillary's.

Methinks Bill has actually started inhaling. The record shows that the healthcare initiative in 1993 was Hillary's baby. Bill let her handle it...entirely. When are people going to start accepting responsibility for their actions? Well, we can never expect that from the Clintons.

And then Bill went on further to put not only both hands, but both feet, AND his hat in his mouth by claiming that 'when the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010 we will have plenty of money to enact a Hillary healthcare plan.'

Oh, so you mean that your wife is going to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, thus creating the largest tax increase in American history, surpassing only the massive tax increase that BILL Clinton gave us?

What a legacy. Two Clintons who each gave us the largest tax increases in the history of the Republic at the time.

That should be enough to get B. Hussein Obama into the Clinton camp. Large tax increases seem to be an aphrodisiac these days for the Illinois Senator. If the lamebrain feels guilty for making too much money, then let HIM give it away himself rather than promoting government confiscation.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 9/12/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

A Keyboard and a .45 has a very appropriate commemoration of Veterans Day:

The Adventures of Roberta X waxes nostalgic and has an old fashioned way of commemorating Veterans Day. Kinda neat!:

Glad to see Nicki back blogging over at The Liberty Zone after a brief hiatus. Here she writes about how all it takes to get the brigade of the PSHs into a dither is for one high profile shooting to take place, such as in Finland:

Wow. You gotta take a look at this post by Nicki that reports the police brand 4 out of 10 crimes unsolvable just hours after they are committed....sort of gives one a warm feeling of safety inside, doesn't it:

It's also good to see Syd at Front Sight, Press back with us. Here he give us the quote of the day:

It seems that the numbskull Jimmy Carter is at it again. Tam has at least part of the story:

Breda's got a new picture. Take a look and tell her what you think:

Mike McCarville posts Part II of his analysis and commentary on the most influential persons in Oklahoma politics:

Alphecca reports that the European Union is pushing for more gun control:

Think there is no such thing as a slippery slope? Think it can't happen here? Alphecca points to a BBC chronicle of the gradual total loss of gun rights in Great Britain:

Armed and Safe says that once again Miami-Dade County is pushing citizen defenselessness:

Say Uncle says that the Miami Herald has come out with both barrels blazing about the assault weapons issue, including printing false data:

Robb Allen at Sharp as a Marble read Florida Firearms Law, Use, and Ownership, and got hopping mad. Here's why:

Snow Flakes in Hell reports the ominous news that a judge has apparently ruled AGAINST Shirty Katz, the teacher in Oregon who wanted to carry her gun to school for protection against a violent and dangerous ex-husband. Apparently the court and the state of Oregon had rather Katz be dead than use her gun against a wife batterer:

The Bitch Girls provide some excellent reading and commentary here:

Our privacy is in dire trouble, folks. The War on Guns has the details:

Michelle Malkin has the scoop on a fight on the House floor between Democrats and other Democrats. It seems the Hispanic Dems were angry over open-border Dems who voted with Republicans on an immigration-English language issue:

Squeaky has an example of how we in the South are about to unload a verbal bombshell just after we say, 'I just love him/her to death, but...':

Supreme Court May Decide on Parker/Heller Tues.

In what was formerly known as 'the Parker case,' the District of Columbia v. Heller was presented in conference on Friday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the petition to hear the case. The high court may release an announcement as soon as tomorrow (Tuesday) concerning whether or not they have agreed to review Heller.

The NRA posted the following last Friday about Heller at the Supreme Court:

'The U.S. Supreme Court is in conference today to consider the petition for the District of Columbia v. Heller (formerly known as Parker) case. The Court may have an announcement as soon as next Tuesday as to whether they will review the case. If they choose to hear it, the case will likely be heard in early 2008. If the Court refuses to hear the case, the lower court's decision, which struck down the D.C. gun ban as unconstitutional, will stand.'

In other words, the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case would be a victory for gun rights in this country. Their declining to review the case would mean that a lower court ruling, which stated that D.C.'s anti-Second Amendment laws are unconstitutional, will stand, and thus, the District of Columbia would be forced to rescind it's gun ban ordinances.

If, on the other hand, the Supreme Court agrees to review the case, everything is up in the air. While one can take some comfort in the fact that conservatives and one swing vote have a majority on the Court, one must also remember that this is the very same Court that has basically ripped to shreds the private property rights of American citizens--rights that are also clearly delineated in the Constitution.

While it would be right and proper for the Supreme Court to once and for all clearly state what the Founders believed and wrote about gun rights, thus putting to rest the debate over individual rights in this nation, it may well be better under the circumstances if the Court refuses to hear the case and let's the lower court ruling stand.

That would also be a victory for gun rights.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Honoring, Remembering the Veterans

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, but as is the case with so many national special days we often celebrate them on the Monday following the actual designated date.

Many towns across the country will be having special Veterans Day parades and other festivities on MONDAY, Nov. 12, given that this year the day itself fell on a Sunday.

No matter what particular day your community chooses to honor and remember the Veteran--the men and women who gave so much and sacrificed all for liberty--be sure to do your part. Thank those you know who served. Say a prayer for the families of those who gave their lives for you and your country.

And pray to God that there will always be men and women of valor who will answer their country's call to served, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Sarkozy Does Penance for Chirac's Sins

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to America is one of the most significant events in U.S.-French relations in over 40 years.

The visit to the White House, the speech before Congress, and the remarks made by the French head-of-state are all the trappings of light-years of progress, according to the protocols of international relations.

In fact, if Jacques Chirac is the dark symbol of a power-hungry, rogue, anti-American European who fell from grace due to his multitude of sins, then Sarkozy is the traditional French libertarian, the U.S.-friendly white knight who rides into America to do penance for the sins of Jacques Chirac.

Not only did Sarkozy kiss the hand of the American First Lady, graciously embrace the American President as his trans-Atlantic friend, and speak before Congress, but he eloquently and convincingly articulated the essence of 'the American dream,' the ideals of Capitalism, and the shining example to the world of a government based upon human liberty.

He should know. Traditional Frenchmen who are history-literate know that French thinkers/philosophers supplied much of the intellectual foundation for the formation of a new government in a new world that is based upon the concept of freedom.

The United States and France have a long history of close relations ever since the beginning of the American Republic. The Statue of Liberty, of course, was a gift to the U.S. from France.

France's relations with the U.S. began to grow sour after the Charles De Gaul years. France turned decidedly Socialist, and a string of French Presidents were elected to office that had a decidedly cold attitude toward the U.S., ultimately culminating in Jacques Chirac.

Chirac was from the very start a dark figure. It was he who cut the very first nukes-for-oil deal with Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In that deal Iraq obtained its first nuclear reactor, and France obtained Saddam's oil.

Relations between the U.S. and France reached a dangerously low ebb when Chirac not only opposed the decision by President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to attack Iraq but condemned in extremely harsh terms the American President and U.S. foreign policy.

Everyone knows that Chirac's behavior stemmed from his long association with Saddam. With Chirac, it truly was 'all about the oil.'

The result was a massive, grassroots-led boycott of travel to France.

With Chirac finally gone after seemingly a never-ending reign of terror, Sarkozy represents a distinct shift in French politics. The prevailing wisdom is now based upon the fact that the two nations are centuries-long natural allies and that relations between the two are in dire need of mending.

Sarkozy's visit to the U.S. is a resounding and successful coup of sorts--a bid to mend fences with France's old friend. And mend them he did.

With words that cannot in any way be misconstrued, Sarkozy made it clear that he is no Socialist and that Socialism is a failure. Further, he demonstrated that the days of Jacques Chirac are over, finis. It is a new day in American-French relations.

In just a few short hours Sarkozy kissed the hands of the 'Pope,' addressed the 'Cardinals,' and gave his confession of faith in American freedom and Capitalism at the altar of the Halls of Government and the mainstream media.

The problem is, the mainstream media managed to downplay Sarkozy's poignant words. So has the blogosphere. With the mainstream media and the major blog sites dominated by rabid Leftists, it is not very hard to understand their silence on Sarkozy's ringing endorsement of the American way.

Without Chirac to sound all of their anti-American themes, I suppose the Left has decided that Sarkozy is not one they want to be promoting.