News from Respectable Sources

There’s MSM editorials, good mostly as a substitute for sleeping pills, and then there’re editorials that are not only more to the point, but also fun to read. Larry Correia, one of my favorite authors just put out one of the latter kind. Money quote:

Meanwhile, a bunch of left wing hoodlums are burning stuff at the G-20, just like they do. Every. Single. Year. Why is it that the media is so deathly afraid of us right wingers being violent, though we hardly ever are, yet lefties and socialists shut down a city for a week every year and nobody notices because it’s so ho-hum. It’s probably because if a single local Tea-Party got into a mood we could overthrow a small country. My side doesn’t screw around. When we get violent, we go big or we go home. I see your trash can through a store window and raise you a Barrett M-82, hippy.

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

I am in the wrong business

How do you forget $37K???

Question: how much do you need to be stealing earning, to think of $37K as pocket change that you can just forget to mention?

Is there anyone in that crowd, who understands that they are supposed to be our employees, not our rulers, above the law, and that the word “integrity” is not just a talking point for their PR people, but something the rest of us actually do take seriously?

And this little piece of inconvenient truth is just disgusting.

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm  Comments (4)  

Didn’t take long

It’s almost like it was predictable or something:

Daley didn’t specify what measures he intends to push, but he said he planned to move quickly to get them in front of the City Council, saying that it is possible a special session will be called to address the issue.

He said he’s considering creating a registry of the names and addresses of everyone in the city who legally owns a handgun, which would be made available to police officers, firefighters and other “first responders” before they arrive at the scene of emergencies.

The mayor also said Chicago might follow the District of Columbia’s lead in requiring prospective gun owners to take training courses that include several hours of classroom learning about gun safety and passing a 20-question test.

Daley has suggested that owners may be required to buy insurance for those guns.

Wow. Registration (most likely, costing money), training (no doubt, not provided for free) and mandatory insurance (costing money by definition), all in one response. Anyone believes any of these will make Chicago safer, rather than simply make handgun ownership expensive to the point of prohibitive to people whose income level forces them to live in high crime neighborhoods?

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy Dance


It was the right thing to do, and still many of us held our breath waiting for the decision – the right thing to do isn’t always the thing that gets done. Well, the wait is over, 2nd Amendment is incorporated. I can’t find words to describe how happy it makes me feel.

Go read Sebastian’s great analysis of the SCOTUS decision, or read the decision itself.

Coming up next: what does this mean for the right to keep and bear arms here in Kommiefornia? Which of the current restrictions will stay (ban on standard capacity magazines?, ban on non-essential but scary-looking rifle accessories?), and what will happen to the “bear” part of the right? Right now concealed carry is pretty much impossible, and open carry is one vote away from getting banned – clearly if that ban passes, this will mean an outright ban of a right that is supposed to be protected from any infringement.

I think we’ll witness some very interesting court cases, and backpedaling by local legislatures, trying to find ground and see just how inconvenient they can make our lives, while staying within good graces of Heller and McDonald decisions.

Published in: on June 28, 2010 at 11:22 am  Leave a Comment