Melisa Harris-Perry is a political science professor at Tulane University. She is also the host of an amazingly bad MSNBC program that you have probably never seen. Recently, in a “Lean Forward” ad promoting MSNBC and statism, MHP opined on our lack of public education funding and how best to view children. Perry said “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children”.
A private notion of children? Yes, she means what you think she means. Children are part of a collective and families are obstacles. She is insisting that we would have invested as much as we ‘should’ in public education if we didn’t look at children as private members of families. It’s one thing to make a case for public education funding, local communities do this all the time with levies, it’s quite another to declare the family unit as a hindrance to that funding.
Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey have apparently completed a bipartisan compromise to bring common sense gun control legislation to the Senate floor.
From the Foxnews.com article…
“This amendment is a genuine compromise,” Toomey said.
“This is common sense. This is gun sense,” Manchin added.
Manchin said “common sense” so we know this dumb from the start. Also, “gun sense”? Now you’re just making up phrases to try to woo gun owners Senator.
It’s unclear whether the proposal, by two lawmakers who are on the conservative end of their respective parties, will sway wavering senators ahead of a Thursday test vote.
Conservative? Manchin may be a bit to the right of his far-left socialist party, but Toomey is no right-winger. Just remember Senator Toomey, the liberals in the media may be fawning over you now because you are helping them with their cause du jour, but they will dump you like dirty underwear as soon as the news cycle turns.
The compromise supposedly requires background checks for gunshows and online sales, but exempts some privates transfers. Show me the text of the legislation. Gunshows and online sales are nothing more than forums for private sells and buyers, so why do they need background checks at all if other private sales do not?
Also, MAIG released a statement. They approve of the compromise, which means all Senate Republicans should run from it like their political lives depend on it.
Nearly everyday I read something that makes Texas look better and better. Today, after writing about the Texas Stabber and knife rights, I read this, Lawmakers consider legalizing switchblades – SFGate.
Taking up a cause dear to hunters and hikers, a Texas lawmaker argued the case for legalizing switchblades on Tuesday, noting that the small knives are currently listed alongside machine guns, explosives and chemical weapons on a list of prohibited arms.
I would love to see something like this in Ohio. Knives in general are legal here, but you can’t carry legally and switchblades are verboten. Even out concealed carry license is a CHL, handguns only. So getting stopped with a small knife in your pocket, something most people might not even realize is illegal, can land you in the clink with serious charges.
PoliceOne.com just released the results from a poll of nearly 15,000 police officers across the country, asking what they thought of the new gun control measures being pushed by the President. The results were not at all in the Presidents favor. Read the complete results here, it is worth your time. Considering that the federal assault weapons ban and magazine restrictions appear to be dead in the water, and only the universal background checks bill seems to have any momentum, here are the results that I think are the most relevant…
Suspect in Lone Star College slashing spree fantasized about killing people, planned attack, police say | Fox News.
A student who told police he’d fantasized since elementary school about stabbing people to death was charged Tuesday with carrying out a building-to-building attack at a Texas community college that wounded at least 14 people, many of whom were stabbed in the face and neck, authorities said.
Where are all the calls for background checks for kitchen knives, banning military style assault knives, limiting maximum blade length and banning the carrying of knives on college campuses? Oh, most of those already exist you say? Then how about increased enforcement and prosecution, and closing the garage sale loop-hole?
That is all totally ridiculous of course. Or is it? If new gun control legislation passes, these kind of restrictions could be next. Just look to our neighbors across the pond who are considering banning traditional kitchen knives. Remember, the Second Amendment is not just about guns. It is about small arms, including knives and swords.
You’re nothing until your blocked in china. lol.
Interesting video on CNN.com… Gabby Giffords still loves gun culture
The first thing to come to mind after watching the interview with Mr Gabby Giffords is a classic line from Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Next was two questions…
Kelly isn’t shooting with just any kind of gun – he’s using a Glock 9 millimeter handgun, the same kind of gun his wife was shot with.
“But in that case it had a magazine that held 33 rounds,” he said. “This, when it’s full, holds 17.”
Mr Kelly, 33 or 17 rounds, those would both be “high-capacity” magazines to you right? Will you be destroying or turning those in any time soon in solidarity with your support for limits on magazine capacity?
Secondly, and I mean no disrespect to your wife, but does your support for stronger and universal background checks to prevent the mentally ill from accessing firearms, include you getting rid of your own, considering your wife’s condition?
Strap on (pun intended) a padded helmet then read this article from breitbart.com… CA Proposes Law to Force Insurance to Cover Homosexual ‘Infertility’.
Two men who have sex with each other for a year and do not produce a baby would be considered “infertile” under the proposed legislation. So would two women having sex.
Speaking on behalf of all of here in the 49 states of America, I have two quick questions. First, how do you insure a thing which is 100% certain to happen? And second, how exactly do you treat homosexual infertility?
This is essentially the state forcing private companies to establish a new right to child birth. Brought to you by the same side fighting to end child birth to straight couples.
EDIT: I really hope this is a joke. Because this may be the all time most stupid thing I have ever heard of. My head hurts just trying to imagine what is going on in the heads of the people write this kind of legislation.
ANOTHER EDIT: This is so mind fucking stupid, that I have broken down and created a whole new category for this and other articles that defy any logic. WTF.
PETA Plans to Fly Drones That Would ‘Stalk Hunters’ – US News and World Report.
The group says it will “soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves” and that it is “shopping for one or more drone aircraft with which to monitor those who are out in the woods with death on their minds.”
Please send some to Delaware State Park (Delaware, OH) in September, I need more practice with my 12 gauge.
Also, and again, this from the same side of the isle that wants you to murder your babies because OMG, GLOBAL WARMING! Could the NRA buy some drones (instead of spending the money to fill my mailbox with with junkmail) and follow MAIG members around to report them to law enforcement?
This article made me laugh. Obama erects national defense against North Korean nukes with network of ‘Nuke Free Zone’ signs.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was quick to applaud the measure, citing the importance of “doing something constructive” to protect America from the nuclear threats of Kim Jong-Un, the leftist dictatorial leader of North Korea who was first given nuclear fuel refining technology by the USA.