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By Popular Request

Since writing this piece for   Lew Rockwell , many have written asking for just the questions so they can "test" their local media stars as recommended. Sounded like a good plan! Copy, paste, print, ask! Then stand back so you don't get splattered in the explosion of over-inflated ego. Here are 15 questions - and a few Extra Credit ones - test the level of competence to accurately discuss the current controversy surround guns and the violence perpetrated by those who use them illegally. Here they are: 1 Have you ever fired a gun? (NB: water, cap, BB, paintball and fingers are not acceptable) 2 How many guns have you seen become violent? If your answer acknowledges an individual is necessary to operate the weapon, why, then, are you using the term “gun violence” and not “human violence”? 3 In 25 words or less: What is an “Assault Weapon”? Be specific                  ( Extra Credit:  From Columbine to Newtown, how many involved “Assault Weapons”?) 4 What is t

Short - but important - information about the 2nd Amendment

Nice thing about talk radio and the Internet: you can get to know someone and know them for years and never meet them. Ann Coulter and I got to be buds back in 1998, spoke with her on/off the air on KSFO/San Francisco until CPAC 2008 before we actually met on Radio Row, Similarly, I got to "know" Bob Greenslade right about the same time. We still haven't met - but I have come to know him as an authority on Constitutional matters. As such, you will find  his piece on the 2nd Amendment  both educational and interesting and necessary to appreciate the on-going war against the 2nd.

Did you know this?

" The national popular vote is, from a constitutional standpoint, a fictional number because the Constitution does not contain a provision for such a vote ." ? Long time listener and Constitutional scholar, Bob Greenslade,  pens this warning about what's going on under the radar  and why success would be devastating to America.

Quote without comment.

Thought for the day comes from notorious yarn-spinner and Baltimore-area curmudgeon, Tom Clancy:                   "Government is good at collecting taxes, taking away our freedom and killing people. It's not good at much else." My new "Bug Out" Bike....

Another Pop Quiz!

 In advance of the introduction of her New and Improved “Assault Weapons Ban 2013”, Sen. Diane Feinstein (Duh-Absurdistan) was tweeting “Weapons of war do not belong on our streets”. That might come as a shock to the Tampa PD and other state and local police folks who take great pride parading their new toys of citizen intimidation (acquired with a helping  fistful of your taxpayer dollars courtesy of the DHS) that have become paramount in their local WOOP (War On Overtime Parking).  Hey! You never can tell when violent, terrorist-sponsored jaywalking may break out. Unexpectedly.  With visions of Waco dancing in their heads, a bullet-proof Public Service vehicle like this could come in mighty handy. Jehovah’s Witnesses armed with the latest issues of the Watchtower and Awake! have been known to be courteously relentless in their magazine distribution ministries. That the Boys in Blue already have instant access to M-16s/M4s, the standard issue shoulder weapon of today’s American

Psssst - Got a minute?

The excerpts below were taken from  this compelling article by Jim Quinn.  You might find the entire piece so provocative, you will want to share it with your friends. Government has used propaganda, fear and misinformation to convince large swaths of the populace to voluntarily sacrifice their freedom and liberty for the promise of safety and security. Warrantless surveillance, imprisonment without charges, molestation by TSA agents, military exercises in cities, drones in our skies, cameras watching our every move, overseas torture, undeclared wars, cyber-attacks on sovereign countries, and now the threat of disarmament of the people have all contributed to the darkening skies above. A harsh winter lies ahead.... The BLS has the gall to report that since 2009, even though the number of employed people in this age bracket has declined by 1 million, the number of unemployed people has dropped by 1.5 million people. To report this drivel is beyond laughable. The horrific labor

Two Hillary

Thought for the day

Best Picture of Today's Historic Inaugeration!

And there was this beauty snapped by friend and author  James Bovard "This photo better captures the reality of contemporary American government than today’s speeches at Obama’s inaugural." James Bovard  blog

How much is a picture worth again?

Finally! The Story We've Been Waiting For!

From the beginning of the national  reaction to the Newtown tragedy, I  have been pointing  at the drugs, not the guns. Back in December, I wrote: Conspicuous by its absence is any in-depth investigation of whether psychotropic drugs, anti-depressants or other SSRI prescription medication was being used by the perpetrator. Ritalin, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft are some of the popular, widely prescribed drugs whose side-effects can be devastating. Similarly, MSM reporters, commentators and pundits apparently haven’t bothered to educate themselves – or inform their viewers, listeners or readers – of the readily available and damning facts found here .   The avalanche of USDA Prime bull crap regarding guns (see Piers Morgan and most every other blow-dried blowhard behind a mic or camera) was as predictable as it was - and remains - irrelevant. Imagine my pleasant surprise to learn the vaunted FORBES magazine actually posted a comprehensive piece on the connection between mass murd

Picture show

NEW FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTING FREE PRESS - INCLUDiNG BLOGGERS

In light of the NY "assault weapon" ban, and whereas it is universally acknowledged that the pen is mightier than the sword, I have some reasonable, common-sense restrictions to place on the First Amendment. These measures will keep Americans and their children safe from disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech: 1. All photocopiers and printers shall be registered with the Federal government. Any sale or transfer of a photocopier or printer will require fingerprinting, photographing, permission from the chief law enforcement officer of the city/county, a $200 fee, and a permission slip from the Federal government. Possessing an unregistered photocopier or printer shall result in up to 10 years in Federal PMITA Prison. 2. Photocopier and printer paper trays shall only hold 7 sheets of paper. Possessing a paper tray of over 7 sheets of paper shall result in up to 10 years in Federal PMITA Prison. 3. All pens and pencils shall be registered with th

Happily Never After...

Tim decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend. One evening after the honeymoon he was assembling some gear for a hunting trip. His wife was watching him. She finally speaks. “Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns, your boat and the motorcycle.” Tim gets this horrified look on his face. She says, "Darling, what's wrong?" "For a minute there, you were sounding like my ex-wife.” "Ex wife? I didn't know you were married before!" "I wasn't.“ h/t LL

I got yer Oscar right here!

If you have been wow'd and woo'd by "Lincoln", the Spielberg big screen revision that will be sweeping the Academy Rewards, and assuming you don't want to go through life as a fool believing monstrous lies, you will want to read  The Real Lincoln  by my friend, economist, professor and bar-b-q master, Tom DiLorenzo. Here is an "appetizer" from Tom posted recently on  Lew Rockwell's blog : "So the Academy Award nominations are out, and while several very high profile, big money actors were ignored, Steven Spielbeg's schlocky Lincoln movie almost swept the board. Drudge calls the award nominations "Land of Lincoln." I've already written of how the story line of Spielberg's "Lincoln" is totally bogus and in fact gets the historical facts exactly backwards. There's no historical evidence that Lincoln lifted a finger to get the Thirteenth Amendment passed, the bogus theme of the movie. So let's see: The

Got guts?

This is the most compelling, concise yet comprehensive piece you may ever read about how you and I and everyone we know has lost our privacy and protection formerly "guaranteed" via the 4th Amendment. You would be doing your family, friends and acquaintances a great service  sharing this with them, And if you, like me, have been searching for the real reason(s) for Newtown, Columbine, Aurora, et al, you will want to take a look at  this item by Dr. Peter Breggin. Wknd pics 'n posters from FB Friends:

Like pictures? Like perspective?

When a picture  is worth  more than a thousand  words h/t Zero Hedge Quote of the Day:                             " To answer your question as to which criminal I would prefer, my answer is neither. Why should we have to choose between a psychopath and a shoplifter? The lesser of two evils is still an evil. Unfortunately the system corrupts whatever ethics a man brings into government. It is so corrupt that politics likely attracts only those with pre-existing character defects and then makes them worse." - Monty Pelerin

This should be happening EVERYwhere!

  Local News Wait time for Colorado gun purchasers continues to grow By Ryan Parker The Denver Post denverpost.com More than 1,000 firearm background checks were submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on Christmas Eve . As of Wednesday morning, CBI had 11,420 checks in the queue, waiting to be processed, according to bureau officials. The current wait time is currently more than nine days . The process that usually takes minutes has been backlogged for weeks following a massive rush in the state to purchase guns. The CBI team handling the process completed 1,584 background checks for firearms purchases on Tuesday, according to bureau officials. The Colorado Department of Public Safety, the umbrella agency over the CBI, plans to ask lawmakers for a $500,000 supplemental appropriation for more staff and technology to handle the checks, said Susan Medina, CBI spokeswoman. In 2012 through November, there were 34,117 more background check

Pics 'n bits

May I be among the last to wish you a Happy New Year. From the looks of it, we're gonna need it. For future reference:    " The laws of society and human nature are such that socialism can only be achieved through a certain sequence of steps and manipulations. For instance, the only way to attain material equality is to confiscate someone's property and give it to others. That necessitates a centralized mechanism of coercion, redistribution, and control. Such a system gives extraordinary corrupting powers to a small centralized elite, while turning the rest of the citizenry into a compliant, obsequious herd." --  You can  read the rest here. Some visuals you might want to share with friends. Or foes. h/t RM Try at the next party Send to your gun control friends And if you haven't seen this yet,  give this a click