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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Frightened Democrats Scurry to 'Wrap It Up'

The Democrats are running scared. The big news today in Washington is that the big wigs in the Party fear that the great divide created by the Hillary-Obama feud is playing into the hands of McCain and may 'cost them the White House,' as one network put it.

First of all, the assumption that the White House is the Democrats' to lose is quite a giant leap into fantasy land. There have never been any guarantees especially as the race has progressed, highlighting the multiple weaknesses of the two potential nominees.

Further, John McCain has already made significant inroads into the Democratic Party's voter base. He will get millions of Democratic votes no matter who the nominee of the Party may be.

The most ominous prospect, however, is that McCain will more than double his support among Dems if either Hillary or Obama is forced out of the race. So deep and scathing have been the wounds created by the feud that supporters of either candidate state that if their 'guy' loses the nomination they will vote for McCain rather than support their Party's nominee.

This has got to have the Party big wigs bent over a toilet bowl somewhere.

Thus, the big wigs emerged today to say that 'it's time to wrap it up.' No longer do they want this divisive campaign to continue. They want 'Party unity.'

Just exactly how they wish to accomplish this is the million dollar question.

Hillary responded by stating there was no way she was pulling out of the race. And why should she? She is headed toward a big win in Pennsylvania in all likelihood, and the Obama bandwagon has lost at least one of its wheels in recent weeks. He may not win any other major primary.

The mainstream media's spin on this, of course, is that 'there is no way Hillary can win when one looks at the numbers.' What they fail to tell you is that in the present scenario there is no way Obama can win when one looks at the numbers, either.

Though one candidate may well have more delegates than the other, neither will have enough to declare victory.

Thus, either the 'Super-delegates' will be forced to choose the candidate--a scenario that will surely split the Party even further--or the fight will be taken to the floor of the Democratic National Convention.

Neither option holds a positive outcome.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/28/08

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

Eugene Volokh has information on singer Elton John's fundraising activity for Hillary Clinton. Be sure to click on the link at the end of that post in order to read a companion post also written by Volokh:

L. Neil Smith at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has the MUST-read of the day, entitled, 'Engraved Invitation--to Steal':

More fallout from the Obamessiah mess at Michelle Malkin's blog:

John Lott has even more interesting news about Obama in light of the candidates' suggestion he would have left the Trinity Church had Wright not retired. Oh really? Ohhhh, what a tangled web:

Dr. Lott also says that the more informed people are the less concerned they are about climate change:

Tam links to a post about consummate stupidity on the part of Environmentalist wackos. Tomorrow night, I think I will turn every freakin' light I have ON, run the air conditioner or heat full blast, and crank up my truck and let it just sit there idling for a while:

Ready to get mad and sad at the same time? Read about this man who was arrested and imprisoned for merely threatening to have two Judges arrested! David Codrea has the story:

Don't you just feel safer now that the TSA has forced a woman to remove her nipple clamps before boarding an aircraft? Nicki comments on this farce:

Robb Allen points to an opinion piece on brightly painted guns:

Say Uncle comments on ammo prices:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel have a great piece today on the notion that the D.C. vs. Heller case would result in the striking down of gun and ammo laws (which is wishful thinking):

Blognomicon blogs about a ballistic vest test--good info to file away for future reference:

There is good reading today at Alphecca's place on the NRA, race, media bias, and the D.C. gun ban:

All American Blogger has a complete, documented list of Hillary Clinton's lies:

Roberta X has an update on her Mother's health:

Mike McCarville reports on an Obama endorsement that has shaken the Hillary Clinton campaign:

Projectile Balderdash from Al Gore

Is it just me, or does it seem that every time Al Gore (known to millions of conservatives as simply 'algore' via Rush Limbaugh) opens his mouth he hurls projectile balderdash that defies reason?

The latest memorable quote from algore involves, of course, 'global warming.' After all, it seems the only thing Al talks about anymore is 'global warming.'

Al's latest trip into the realm of psychotic verbiage is his most outlandish yet. He says that not believing in 'global warming' is like saying the earth is flat.

That's funny, because I have been saying all along that the 'global warming' alarmists should join the Flat Earth Society due to their refusal to deal with ALL of the observable data and their rush to accept data that is skewed.

This is of utmost importance in this year's political battle, given that many Democrats are so fed up to the hilt with Hillary and Obama that many of them would accept a ring-tailed baboon as their candidate rather than support either of them.

This is not to say that I think McCain is a ring-tailed baboon, since he has been the beneficiary of the Democrats' woes.

Frankly, Americans are beginning to realize that they really like McCain and really dislike both Hillary and Obama.

Enter Al Gore.

The problem with Gore is that despite winning the popular vote in 2000 (but losing the Electoral Vote) he could not manage a clear, decisive victory in spite of the fact that he had been Vice-President for 8 years.

Further, the Gore record is a trainwreck to most average Americans. He is a rabid anti-gun enthusiast, despite being from Tennessee. He, like Obama and Hillary, believes that government and higher taxes are the solution to all of America's ills.

And let's not forget that should Americans accept his diagnosis and prescription for 'global warming,' it would mean an immediate and draconian change for our way of life from top to bottom.

The government would essentially be telling us what to drive, IF they allow us to drive, what temperature on which to set our thermostats (which may even possibly be centrally controlled by government), and a thousand and one other ways to totally dominate our lives and take away our choices as free citizens.

America needs Al Gore about as much as it needs Obama or Hillary.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/27/08

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

Bitter has an excellent read on the D.C. gun ban and some rather emasculate politicians:

Traction Control blogs about the 'co-witness,' and it's not the one you would find in court:

Of Arms and the Law reports that the Florida House has passed the 'gun in the car in the workplace' law:

Uncle has a link to the lastest Gallup poll on gun rights:

The most beautiful blond on earth, Blonde Sagacity, comments on yet another flap regarding Barack Obama's Pastor. Now he has dissed the Italians!:

Robb Allen provides some great comic relief today:

I've always said that a government big enough to do everything for you is big enough to take everything away from you. Sebastian puts it another way, but it means the same thing:

Squeaky has been busy writing lately, which is a good thing. I love this one, entitled, 'I Love to Make Socialists Squirm':

Squeaks also says she was interviewed on 'For the Love of Pete.' Go over there and follow the link:

California gun owners need to step up to the plate. David Codrea has one reason why:

FreedomSight has an article by Glenn Beck on the coming federal budget crisis:

Soooo, anyone who actually believes the BS that gun control and registration do not lead to confiscation should read this from Dustin on the Canadian experience:

Born Again Redneck reports that there is talk about a possible Condi Rice candidacy for VP and that Condi is interested. I dunno if that would be a good idea, given her stance on the Middle East, Jews, and so-called 'Palestinians':

Every now and then Priscilla at 'Clarity' posts something worth reading (ROFL! Just kidding, Pris!). Here is one worth reading:

All American Blogger has yet another example of how Barack Obama plans for the government to further intrude into our lives:

Roberta X posts this delightful item from literature that speaks volumes about the present fight between Hillary and Obama:

I know I'm probably just a stick in the mud, but I never really liked American Idol. But JR has an excerpt from Idol that many may enjoy:

Michelle Malkin reports good news. A District Court of Appeals is going to reconsider the ominous ruling by a Judge in California that essentially labels parents who homeschool their children as lawless child abusers:

The Volokh Conspiracy has interesting commentary on the International Court of Justice and U.S. sovereignty:

The MUST-read of the day is at the Buckeye Firearms Association, which comments on the murder of a California woman while she was on the phone with a 911 operator:

Democrats Surging for McCain?

The latest Gallup poll shows that:

22% of Democrats want Hillary to drop out of the race.

22% want Obama to drop out of the race.

Upwards of 40% of Democrats either already support McCain or would support him if either Hillary or Obama loses to the other.

Does this mean that potentially a move could be set into motion to draft Algore?

Bring him on. He couldn't even win his home state of Tennessee in 2000.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/26/08

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

Just wait till you see this! Michelle Malkin has more on the Hillary lies, including a claim by the candidate that she tried to join the Marines...and the Clinton Ladies Intervention Team (C.L.I.T.) continues to make excuses:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has an interesting article today on the fact that employers are increasingly a major threat to 2nd Amendment rights:

Breda posts a realistic view of the reading habits of Americans, but the thing I wanted you to see was what she quoted from Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), and it is a quite sobering quote of the day:

David Codrea blogs about Clayton Cramer's bid for the Idaho State Senate:

Mike McCarville reports on the deepening split in the Democratic Party:

Roberta X informs us of another rape of the First Amendment, this time in Indiana:

Alphecca has the story on THIS: A rival brief, signed by 18 Democratic members of Congress, counters that lawmakers long have had the right to regulate — and ban — “the use and possession of certain weapons.”

Blogonomicon has the story that illustrates, 'A firearm is not a substitute for a cordless drill':

Sebastian points to a Cam Edwards piece about warrantless, voluntary searches in D.C. and Boston:

Robb Allen disagrees with the NRA's support of a firearms bill in Florida:

Say Uncle reports that CNN is at it again with it's anti-gun bias, along with the help of an ATF agent:

Of Arms and the Law has the MUST-read of the day on the clarity of the 2nd Amendment:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel have the complete scoop on the story that California is considering ammo sales restrictions:

Born Again Redneck presents us with a highly interesting piece of info that indicates the level of support John McCain is getting from Democrats:

The Credibility Factor and the Mainstream Media

The mainstream media have finally caught on to the fact that Hillary Clinton has a huge credibility problem. Even CBS News featured the Clinton credibility problem as its lead story Tuesday evening, with one of its political analysts admitting that the candidate is now caught up in a major flap that goes to core of her integrity or lack thereof.

It is not simply that Hillary cannot be trusted. We now know that she and her campaign will develop carefully-crafted lies that not only exaggerate her 'vast experience' but which invent incidents that never happened.

The thing that is most interesting, however, centers on the mainstream media's handling of Clinton's credibility. Reporters and news editors have known for quite some time about the candidate's integrity problem.

Yet they are just now getting around to reporting it at length.

It is a safe bet to assume that the plan was to sit on the information forever, that is, until one man by the name of Barack Obama burst onto the scene, and suddenly the media had a more glitzy liberal star to promote.

Had Hillary Clinton continued with her seemingly unstoppable march toward the nomination, I would be willing to wager that CBS would have never run the story about her lies concerning her trip to Bosnia.

Now, however, CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN can afford to throw Hillary under the bus. Obama is their man, in spite of the fact that he has credibility issues of his own.

What better candidate could come along to appeal to the sensitivities of the American Left?

He is African-American, which helps to relieve the perennial guilt experienced by liberals concerning the manner in which Blacks were treated before most of them were born.

He has 'camera appeal,' and the liberals and the media always love a candidate that looks and acts like a Hollywood star.

He is rabidly anti-gun and once stated as an Illinois legislator that all handguns should be banned. Most of the major print media and big TV networks LOVE this kind of thinking.

And last but not least, he wants Blacks and Whites to come together to 'dismantle the American business-industrial complex.'

Wow, a Commie to boot! What more could NBC want?

It is also highly suspicious that CBS decided to roll out the piece on Hillary's Bosnian foray just a few weeks prior to the Pennsylvania Primary, a critical state to the candidate if she has any hope of stopping the Obama bandwagon.

One gets the strong feeling that the mainstream media has decided it wants Obama to wrap this thing up quickly lest John McCain gain too much from the fist-fights of the Demos.

And, in their view Hillary has become a liability in spite of past love-fests with the Clintons.

Thus, she is expendable.

Perhaps the media had best remember that sometimes you get what you hope for. Increasingly Obama is looking no better for the Democrats' prospects than Hillary.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/25/08

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

JR blogs on his Easter weekend camping trip...sounds great. It's always beneficial to get away out into the wilderness when the stresses of urban life overtake us:

Roberta X says her Mother has been re-hospitalized. Time to keep her in our thoughts and prayers:

You have to hand it to the Amish. They will not back down on their principles. In this case, they are taking on the state of New York. All American Blogger has the story:

Armed and Safe comments on the stance of the Kansas newspaper, the Topeka Capital-Journal, on the 2nd Amendment:

FreedomSight reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted certification to another case involving federal firearms laws:

Ryan Horsely is back blogging again at Red's Trading Post:

Wow, this is certainly 'surprising.' While out denigrating America, attending a church where the Pastor says, 'God Damn America,' Barack Obama was out getting rich from good old American capitalism. Michelle Malkin has the story, and the Obamas' tax return (they're not very generous with charitable giving either!):

Malkin also has this hilarious pictorial on the bullet-dodging, paratrooper heroine Hillary Clinton in Bosnia. NONE of what Hillary says happened actually happened. But this pictorial will have you rolling on the floor:

John Lott says that Obama's negatives continue to rise in the polls, rivaling that of Hillary:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has an op-ed that reminds us not to get overly exciting about a favorable ruling on Heller. We still have a fight on our hands with state and local gov....and the anti-gun politicians we seem hell-bent on electing:

Gun Law News reports on a new Supreme Court case--Lautenberg:

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has a sobering assessment of the D.C. vs. Heller ruling in June:

The Volokh Conspiracy reports that the Supreme Court handed down a major decision today that is a significant victory for Texas and other states, against International meddling in our internal affairs, and essentially giving President Bush a slap on the wrist concerning separation of powers:

The MUST-read of the day is by David Codrea at The War on Guns:

Sebastian comments on the boneheaded numbskulls that run D.C.:

Gotta give Robb Allen the big 'high five' ^5 on THIS post! I agree 100%:

Say Uncle has some gun geekery today:

David Hardy says that the upcoming Hillary-Obama debate in April in Philly may erupt into some fireworks. It's hard to avoid the gun issue in a city like Philadelphia:

More Trouble for Hillary

CBS News is reporting that Hillary Clinton, in an attempt to embellish and exaggerate her 'experience,' has essentially lied to the public concerning her trip to war-torn Bosnia in 1999 while her husband was President.

In an obvious attempt to pad her resume, Hillary has repeatedly claimed that she helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland, held high-level negotiations in Bosnia, helped secure open borders for refugees fleeing Kosovo, and that her flight into Bosnia in 1999 was riddled with gun-fire.

All of these, according to the record, are gross exaggerations.

Hillary never had high-level security clearance, nor was she ever at the table during meetings involving national security either with U.S. personnel or foreign leaders.

Although Hillary has repeatedly claimed she has over 30 years of experience dealing with the things with which Presidents grapple, her schedule, which was made public this week by the Clinton Campaign, shows no such activity.

And videotape shows that her flight into Bosnia in 1999 was as smooth as silk.

Thus, essentially on the Democratic side we are dealing with two individuals, neither of whom have significant experience on a national level, and both of whom tend to lie their way out of the jams they both have a penchant for getting into.

No wonder so many Democrats are wanting an Al Gore ticket. But he has told some major whoppers too, especially about the environment. Bring him on.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/24/08

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

The Buckeye Firearms Association says that great diligence is required during this political season for a variety of reasons:

Michelle Malkin reports that the anti-war thugs attacked on Easter Sunday in Philly and Chicago:

Dr. John Lott delivers THIS bombshell--the security breach in the candidates' passport scandal may have been perpetrated by an OBAMA supporter:

Mike McCarville has more on this story here:

McCarville also says that some of the 2nd Amendment bloggers were on fire last Friday. One of the ones he mentions is 'yours truly.' Thanks for the link, Mike!:

In addition, The Liberty Sphere has an article featured in 'Tulsa Today,' a major online news source for those living in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma:

The Volokh Conspiracy has an excellent article on the importance of gun rights during the nation's Reconstruction era:

Duane Lester at All American Blogger has the complete run-down on the shame and disgrace of the Chinese Communists in their treatment of Tibet, and how the American Left pines away for Commie policies:

Alphecca has the quote of the day, and it's a good one!:

It's good to see Armed and Safe back from a break. Here he blogs on silencing dissent with federal muscle:

Born Again Redneck writes about a great American patriot--Patrick Henry:

I suppose at one time or another most gunners have owned a Marlin. My very first rifle was a Marlin. But FreedomSight says that the quality of the company's wares is plunging:

I just found this over at Of Arms and the Law. David Hardy has the link to a YouTube feed where Clayton Cramer almost literally eats an anti-gun bigot for lunch!:

Say Uncle points to more info on the futility of the strict gun laws in other countries:

Sebastian gives us yet another example of anti-gun bias at CNN:

Squeaks reports on her latest trip to the range:

Breda says that this woman, a 24 year old deceased victim, needed a gun. When you read this you will see why:

It's great to see David Codrea back after a break, and he comes out swinging against the Feds:

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Just So You Know Where We Stand

I rarely write about religious topics unless they have to do with politics and politicians, or terrorism, which is intrinsically intertwined with religious dogma of a sinister kind.

Yet from time to time writing about religious beliefs is unavoidable, particularly when it comes to understanding the founding of our Republic and the views of the persons who founded it.

True, not all of the Founders where Christian, but most were officially affiliated with a Christian congregation. And they wrote at length about their views, including references to Jesus Christ.

The authors of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were clearly convinced that human rights are not the invention of men and women, nor are these rights 'granted' by government.

Rather, they saw liberty as God-given. And all human beings are endowed with these liberties by their Creator, no matter what governments say. Governments may recognize and protect these God-given rights, or they may detest them and refuse to recognize them, much to the peril of the citizens.

Thus, the U.S. Government does not and cannot 'grant' the right to bear firearms, the right to speak freely without government restriction, and the like. These are pre-existing rights granted to human beings by God. The only thing the U.S. Government can do is recognize and protect these God-given rights, IF it chooses to do so.

The Founders believed that our form of government is unique in that it has chosen to recognize and protect these God-given rights.

But each succeeding generation is charged with the responsibility to make sure that the vision of the Founders is preserved and protected from tyrants and despots, wolves in sheep's clothing, who incessantly attempt to rob the citizens of these rights.

As a Christian, therefore, I believe that my rights are given by Christ Himself. As the Bible states, 'If the Son makes you free, you are free indeed.' And, I believe that it is incumbent upon me to fight to protect these rights from those within our own country who apparently have no more regard for the Constitution than they do for Hitler's Mein Kampf.

Further, I believe it is my responsibility as a Christian to fight for the rights of non-Christians every bit as fervently as I do for that of Christians. All of those who believe in human liberty that is unfettered and unrestricted by oppressive government has been enlightened to that truth whether they are Christian or not.

This means that Jews, Buddhists, moderate Muslims, and those with no religious beliefs are part of the same team if they believe that basic human rights are inherent and not 'created,' 'given,' or 'granted' by government. Rights stand totally apart from and outside government.

Thus, on this Easter Sunday, I can celebrate the fact that Christ lives and has made it possible for the entire human race to be truly free.

It is to that end that The Liberty Sphere is dedicated...just so you know where we stand.

Happy Easter!