Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Friday, July 10, 2020

ABP - Always Be Performing

I've heard people suggest C-SPAN, cable news, and the internet have lead to too much transparency. Compromises don't happen because politicians are always performing for their base. If they don't maintain their extreme positions, the mob attacks. That's how you get this...

via Gfycat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Just Trying to Get Some Ranch

Love this...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recount Results

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rock the Vote

Monday, January 5, 2015

Iowahawk 2016

The campaign promises are starting already...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Legalize Nukes

Compromise I can get behind.

Michael Z. Williamson:
"I am the counter to the extreme "no guns" camp. I am the "legalize nukes" camp. Somewhere in the middle is a bargaining point. As long as it includes machine guns and cannon, I'm willing to compromise on nukes. 
What I am not willing to do is say, "We gave up nukes, arty, machine guns, so let's compromise on rifles." Because that is NOT compromise, it is piecemeal surrender, with nothing given in return. 
In exchange for compromising on nukes, I expect the CMP to not only sell weapons to civilians, but to furnish a crate of ammo per buyer every 5 years, to support its Congressionally mandated charter of equipping the militia--all able bodied adults. 
See? Compromise. :)"
Via The Smallest Minority

Friday, January 4, 2013

Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander

"Americans have historically modeled their choices of home protection and personal defense handguns on what the cops carried. When the police carried .38 revolvers as a rule, the .38 caliber revolver was the single most popular choice among armed citizens. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, cops switched en masse to semiautomatic pistols. So did the gun-buying public. Today, the most popular handgun among police seems to be the 16-shot, .40 caliber Glock semiautomatic. Not surprisingly, the general public has gone to pistols bracketing that caliber in power (9mm, .40, .45) with similar enthusiasm. The American police establishment has also largely switched from the 12 gauge shotgun which was also the traditional American home defense weapon, to the AR15 patrol rifle with 30-round magazine…and, not surprisingly, the law-abiding citizenry has followed suit there, too." 

Do People Know What They Say?

I know I make mistakes. Plenty of them. But, I wonder if people have any idea what they are saying. I also know there are conservative/tea party/libertarian/right-wing/etc. folks who say crazy things, so I don't mean to let them off the hook, but some of these quotes are unbelievable.

Ban Assault Hammers and Clubs

"Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.
And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant. 
For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs."
Hammers and clubs don't really kill people - people kill people. A rifle is a tool no different from a hammer. A rifle is used for sport no different than a bat.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Where is the line?

I'm struggling with this one. Rachel Held Evans - "God and our political platforms..."
"Because God is not a flag pin.
God is not a beam in a political platform.

God’s name is not something to use to score political points. It's not something to throw around lightly or to use as a weapon against a political opponent."
Where is the line between God being a part of everything we do and using God to fulfill our own wants? Where is the line between openly expressing our faith and offending others? Sometimes the line is clear.

Recently there has been a discussion about prayers before college football games as some schools are replacing it with a moment of silence. My libertarian side says that is a good thing. My practical side says people need to have thicker skin than to be offended by a 30 second prayer. My Christian side hates to see God removed from another part of my life.

And if we are going to ban prayers before games, should we also stop playing the National Anthem?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Political 90X Insanity!

I always thought it was Power 90 Extreme. It must be Political 90X. And thus the Democratic response is Insanity.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Game of Thrones + US Politics

If you like Game of Thrones and are paying attention to US Politics, you will laugh. I don't agree with all of them, but "Winter is coming" = climate change is hilarious.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dems scared to oppose SOPA

An interesting theory:
"Despite widespread opposition to SOPA from bloggers on the left, Democrats in Congress (and the administration) were reluctant to oppose the bill outright. The MPAA was not shy about reminding them that Hollywood has been a reliable source of funding for Democratic candidates, and that it would not tolerate defections."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beck and Nutnfancy

Nutnfancy Dudes, I'm going to be in the Glenn Beck show in 2 Feb, Thurs. Will let you know time, may make videoSat, Jan 28 16:35:16 from Twitter for iPhone

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shame Game

It is a shame that the differences between the police and the army are becoming non-existent. Their roles are supposed to be different, so one would think they would be equipped differently.

Apparently that is not the case. I present the "Cop or Soldier" quiz. It should have been easy. It was not.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Sign?

So I was doing a preview of the post about the election and what should appear in the ad on the sidebar? Is it a sign? I don't own a wookie suit, but I guess I could find one on the net somewhere.


I like being late to the game... it saves me the effort of writing an opinion and I can link to someone who said it better than I could have anyway. Larry Correia:
"As for SOPA, piracy sucks, but I’d much rather have some loser rip me off than give an already out of control government one more Orwellian power."