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CNN’s Jake Tapper Holds Real Interview With Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer

11 Jul

Gun Version of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Signed Into Law in Georgia

26 Apr

Photo courtesy of BET:


Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 (Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014), which was passed by wide margins. This law will do a few things:

While the bill says no one is allowed to carry a firearm past an airport’s security screening checkpoint, it allows guns in other areas, including “an airport drive, general parking area, walkway, or shops and areas of the terminal that are outside the screening checkpoint.”

Guns in airports? What could go wrong?!

Another provision of the new law allows firearms into any government building that is open for business and doesn’t have security personnel restricting access or screening visitors.

Some critics have said it was hypocritical to allow guns in so many places but not the state Capitol. Deal addressed that perception in a question from reporters, saying the Capitol fell under a wider statewide provision that affects many government buildings, and it’s “a uniform carved-out area all across our state.”

guns1-1024x576Guns everywhere except where Deal works.

The law also allows Georgians to carry guns into bars and churches as long as the property owner hasn’t banned them. Anyone bringing a gun into a church that prohibits them won’t be arrested but could pay a fine up to $100, the law says.

A $100 fine for FREEDOM is a small price to pay, eh?

The law will also allow the carrying of firearms by any “duly authorized official of a public or private elementary or secondary school or a public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of post-secondary education or a local board of education.”

Johnny Teacher now becomes Johnny Law. OH YEAH BABY!

Other notable provisions of the law allow hunters to use silencers and suppressors when the owner of the property where they’re hunting is aware they’re using such a device; permit gun owners who have had their licenses revoked to apply for a new license after three years; restrict access for anyone whom a court has deemed mentally incompetent or insane, or anyone involuntary committed to a mental institution; and forbid police officers who see a resident carrying a gun to ask for their permit unless they’re committing a crime.

When you’re assasinating ducks, you don’t want the other ducks to be warned. As for the bolded part, one needs a permit to carry a gun but a peace officer is not allowed to ask someone carrying a gun in public if they have a permit.  Genius! Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is now the law for gun holders in the state of Georgia.

Dontcha feel safer?

Cliven Bundy Is Not Your American Hero

24 Apr


From the NY Times:

But if the federal government has moved on, Mr. Bundy — a father of 14 and a registered Republican — has not.
He said he would continue holding a daily news conference; on Saturday, it drew one reporter and one photographer, so Mr. Bundy used the time to officiate at what was in effect a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” the rancher began as he described a “government house” in Las Vegas where he recalled that all the people who sat outside seemed to “have nothing to do.”

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he said, as quoted by the Times. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

The Times reached out to spokespeople for Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dean Heller (R-NV), who have spoken in support of Bundy, and for Texas Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott (R). Those who responded distanced themselves from Bundy and his remarks.

So, he freedom for him, but not for blacks since they can’t control themselves. OK. Shame on the politicans that expressed sypmathy for this loon.

JPRANCHER1-articleLarge[1]You thought that was it? Well, there’s more.  This ‘patriot’ doesn’t recognize the federal government that he supposedly loves:

Mr. Bundy’s case is clearly divisive. About 16,000 ranchers across the country pay relatively modest fees for their herds to use public land. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, while expressing sympathy with some of Mr. Bundy’s complaints, pointedly did not endorse his methods.
“This should not be confused with civil disobedience,” Mr. Mrowka said. “This is outright anarchy going on here.”
Mr. Bundy disputes the legitimacy of both the bureau and the courts that have ruled against him. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to honor a federal court that has no jurisdiction or authority or arresting power over we the people,” he said.

Well, they do.  They’re the federal government that has owned the land for some years, and thousands of other cattle ranchers understand this and pay fees.  This ‘American patriot’ appears to want to have the trappings of being a patriot without actually understanding that recognizing and agreeing to the rule of law comes with it.  Then again, if nothing’s going to happen to a bunch of armed protestors, I guess he can continue to think he won:

But Alan O’Neill, who had a similar struggle with Mr. Bundy when he was superintendent of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, expressed concern that the government had backed down.

“He calls himself a patriot, and says he loves America,” Mr. O’Neill said. “And yet he says he won’t follow any federal laws. You just can’t let this go by, or everybody is going to be like, ‘If Bundy can break the law, why can’t I?’ ”

Yes, why can’t you? Just bring guns to your protest and the government will let you do what you want. Just don’t protest in a park.


Your Right To Call Apple/Grape Juice ‘Pomegranate Blueberry’

22 Apr

For your consideration, Supreme Court:

If “Coca-Cola stands behind this label as being fair to consumers,” he said, “then I think you have a very difficult case to make. I think it’s relevant for us to ask whether people are cheated in buying this product.”

Justice Kennedy’s question seemed in keeping with the court’s general skepticism about Coca-Cola’s arguments that it could not be sued by a rival for false advertising over the label.

The product in question, sold under Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid brand, is made almost entirely from apple and grape juice. But it is called “Pomegranate Blueberry,” followed in smaller type by the words “Flavored Blend of 5 Juices.”

Well, what’s almost entirely apple and grape juice???

The label shows a pomegranate and blueberries in front of an apple and grapes. The juices are dyed dark purple. But the beverage contains no more than trace amounts of the two featured juices. It is 0.3 percent pomegranate juice and 0.2 percent blueberry juice. Pom Wonderful, which sells pomegranate juice, is suing for false advertising.

Bizcourt-master180[1]Oh, I see.  So what the hell’s the argument for labelling obvious grape/apple blend in this manner? Coca-Cola:

“We don’t think that consumers are quite as unintelligent as Pom must think they are,” she said. “They know when something is a flavored blend of five juices and the nonpredominant juices are just a flavor.”

Usually when something is advertised as Pomegranate Blueberry I just assume it’s mostly full of apple and grape juice, but a Supreme Court justice isn’t similarily-minded:

Justice Kennedy frowned. “Don’t make me feel bad,” he said, “because I thought that this was pomegranate juice.”

That idiot Kennedy thought it was full of pomegranate just because it had pomegranate on the label, was advertised as full of pomegranate juice and was dyed a color that would be the equivalent of blueberry and pomegranate! Why, another justice seems similarily dense:

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked whether that was realistic. “You don’t think there are a lot of people who buy pomegranate juice because they think it has health benefits, and they would be very surprised to find when they bring home this bottle that’s got a big picture of a pomegranate on it, and it says ‘pomegranate’ on it, that it is — what is it — less than one half of 1 percent pomegranate juice?” he asked.

Come on Coke, defend yourselves from these spurious arguments:

“We’re not talking here about safety,” she said. “We’re talking here about labeling so that consumers have adequate information, at the same time as manufacturers are not put to the burdens and inefficiencies of having constantly shifting labeling standards imposed by juries, which ultimately will cost more to the consumer.”

Yeah! Since we originally labelled it Blueberry Pomegranate, it’s going to cost money to change it to Apple/Grape w/ a splash, and that’s not fair.  Why didn’t you tell us to begin with that we should label things to align with the ingredients inside?!

Bill On Indiana Governor’s Desk Would Allow Guns In Elementary School Parking Lots

14 Mar

For your consideration:

Indiana lawmakers approved a controversial bill late Thursday to allow guns in parked cars on school property, despite objections from school groups and gun reform advocates.

The measure, supported by the powerful National Rifle Association, cleared the Senate on a 38-10 vote. The House followed suit, voting 75-24 and sending the measure to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration

The votes on Senate Bill 229 followed floor debates between lawmakers who wanted to protect the gun rights of licensed permit holders and those who felt the measure would lead to more access to guns and possibly more violence.

Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, bill author, said the measure allows people who can legally possess firearms to have their guns on school property only if concealed in locked cars on parking lots.

It doesn’t allow guns in the schools, buildings, school buses or at any functions where there are students present on school grounds, he said.

But the bill would allow teachers, parents, schools visitors and high school students who are members of gun clubs to have guns locked in their cars in school parking lots. Student gun club members would have to receive permission from school principals.

Let me get this straight. Guns will now potentially be in the parking lots of schools. What problems does this law propose to fix?

“Teachers have to leave their 2nd Amendment rights at the front door when they go to work,” said Steele.

And students leave their 1st amendment rights at the front door when they got to school, too. They’d also be leaving their 2nd amendment rights at the door under this bill, too. In the event of a school shooting, a teacher or school staff member would theoretically realize a shooting is occurring, slip past the shooter(s), go to their locked car, lock and load, return, and enact pure American justice.

Seems like a likely story.

The Reading Eagle Letter To The Editor That Made Me Speechless

24 Feb
Obviously only God knew what the 6 million Jews in Nazi death camps were praying for (“Consider a story on prayer efficacy,” Reading Eagle, Feb. 18).
Perhaps they were praying for an eternal life with God and Jesus Christ, and their prayers were answered.
Rich Reinhart Jr.
Perry Township

Edward Snowden Has A Fucking Action Figure

21 Feb

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