`Come on, Oprah. You're way too smart to be this stupid. When are you going to get off this kick about Barack Obama being disrespected more than previous presidents just because he is a black man? It's getting embarrassing, Oprah.`
"It’s past time for the media to begin asking President Obama tough questions about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. After all he was involved, publicly, from the beginning. Last Friday, the American Center for Law and Justice (where I serve as Chief Counsel) filed its Second Amended Complaint against the United States, the IRS, and a legion of IRS officials. This Complaint, in which we represent 41 organizations in 22 states, presents perhaps the most complete story yet of the IRS conservative targeting scandal. And it is an ugly story indeed. What was sold to the American public as a low-level scandal perpetrated by a few rogue employees – a scandal stopped after senior officials became aware and asserted control – is now (to borrow a Watergate phrase) “no longer operative.” Instead, we detail a long-running assault on the Tea Party, beginning shortly after its emergence in 2009, that is empowered, encouraged, and orchestrated not only by senior IRS officials in Washington, but also through outright targeting by the White House, Congressional Democrats, and the mainstream media. In fact, the IRS was doing little more than focusing its attention exactly where the president of the United States told it to focus – on the groups the president himself identified as a “threat to democracy.”
Everitt has apparently seen too many movies, and thinks "silencers" reduce the sound of a gunshot to the volume level of a mouse sneeze (the WJS article notes that even a very advanced suppressor only lowers the report of an AR-15 to 129 decibels--louder than a jackhammer). Even more amusingly, if he thinks that the sound of a gunshot already fired "serves as a warning to stay away," he must think that the person just "warned" can outrun the bullet that was just fired.
Still, this is a threat that cannot be dismissed. If this gun does not impress the New Jersey attorney general enough to begin enforcement of the state's "smart gun" mandate, another soon will, and these handguns will become the only ones legally available to New Jersey residents. As California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc., compete with New Jersey for the "honor" of being the state most hostile to gun owners, the contagion is likely to spread. Eventually, as more states implement such laws, that market will become lucrative enough to attract some major gun manufacturers, and there will be momentum behind this new abomination.
I'll hold a "smart gun" when it's forced into my cold, dead hands.
A little girl and boy are fighting about the differences between the sexes, and which one is better. Finally, the boy drops his pants and says, “Here’s something I have that you’ll never have!” The little girl is pretty upset by this, since it is clearly true, and runs home crying. A while later, she comes running back with a smile on her face. She drops her pants and says, “My mommy says that with one of these, I can have as many of those as I want!”
So "many believe" that although Chicago's draconian gun laws have done nothing to reduce the "sky high" rate of "gun violence," what will work is a statewide denial of judges' discretion in sentencing even those who are only in violation of the law because Illinois is dragging its feet in meeting its Constitutional obligation to permit defensive firearm carry? Who are these "many," and what can be done to get them the mental health care they so desperately need?
Zalewski, Rosenberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and every other supporter of HB 2265 want to force decent, peaceable Illinoisans to choose between risking years in prison--and risking their lives. That is what is criminal.
AFP - A Chinese ratings agency downgraded its US sovereign credit rating Thursday despite Washington's resolution of the debt ceiling deadlock, warning that fundamentals for a potential default remained "unchanged".