The Virginia crisis: where’s the evidence of wrongdoing?

I’m obliged to Daily Timewaster for posting this video comment on the lead-up to today’s protest in Richmond, Virginia.  The author makes some very good points. He’s right.  If a crime has been committed, or the authorities know that a crime is being planned, arrest those responsible and charge them.  Don’t penalize the entire citizenry of a state for the alleged – but so far unproven – plans, crimes or motivations of a few.  That’s not how the rule of law works . . . but then, in Virginia today, one questions how seriously the rule of law is being taken by the powers that be.  After all, they’re changing those

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The Richmond protest: things are getting squirrelly out there

Last week I repeated a warning that’s been sounded by many people whose judgment I respect.  The “Lobby Day” in Richmond, Virginia on Monday, January 20th, directed against the new anti-gun proposals and legislation being imposed by the newly-elected Democratic Party government of the state, is turning into a tailor-made opportunity for anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun, anti-freedom, pro-statist propaganda.  Those forces are already preparing the ground to portray all those who support the Second Amendment and enjoy the use of firearms as knuckle-dragging, proto-Neanderthal, diehard stick-in-the-mud unreconstructed Rebels who need to be taught a lesson.  What’s worse is that some of those opposed to

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Demonizing gun-owners: what to expect, and what to do

The gun control legislation being put forward by the new Democratic-dominated government of Virginia echoes and extends measures already implemented in other anti-gun and anti-Second-Amendment entities such as California, the city of Washington D.C., and many other jurisdictions.  Their common feature is that they seek to demonize gun owners, in so many words, as threats to public safety and security simply because they dare to own – much less use – firearms.  This even includes disparaging their mental health. Those of us living in firearm-friendly jurisdictions have probably not given much thought to how our lives may change if such measures come to our

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The deliberate murder of the Star Wars mythos

I’ve been as disgusted as anyone by the deliberate trashing of the Star Wars mythos by Disney’s final three movies in the franchise.  Their social-justice-warrior, liberal-progressive focus has been blindingly obvious, and box office results have confirmed that many fans have seen through the smokescreen to the reality beyond. Others have seen it as well.  Bill Whittle gave a concise breakdown of the scale of the problem in a recent video discussion that he called “The Unmaking of Star Wars: Why Progressives Killed It and How”.  I highly recommend it. John Nolte discusses “11 Ways Kathleen Kennedy Killed the ‘Star Wars’ Golden Goose“. To

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No s***, Sherlock! – California edition

To nobody’s surprise, another moonbat California initiative is bearing poisoned fruit. A few years ago, California passed one in a series of bills aimed at emptying the jails and prisons. Proposition 47 carried the disingenuous name of “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” and its stated purpose was to keep non-violent offenders out of jail. To achieve this goal, the state decriminalized a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. The law raised the value of the amount of merchandise someone could steal while still only being charged with a misdemeanor to nearly one thousand dollars. To the great surprise of

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Hypocrisy laid bare

I didn’t think it was possible for some of our politicians to sink to new lows.  They’ve already plumbed so many depths, so shamelessly, that anything worse seemed beyond them.  I was wrong. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated Thursday that she would delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, seeking more clarity on the rules for President Trump’s trial and potentially pushing the proceedings well into the new year. Mrs. Pelosi’s comments drew condemnation from Republican lawmakers and President Trump, but the California Democrat said that she couldn’t select impeachment managers and advance the matter without more details about

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Doofus Of The Day #1,059

Today’s award goes to the American Civil Liberties Union for this stupidity. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling for men’s restrooms to include tampons in order to prevent discrimination against “every person who menstruates.” . . . The left-leaning legal group argued that it wasn’t a “full or accurate portrayal” to say that women are the only ones who “menstruate, get pregnant, or breast feed [sic].” “Menstrual stigma and period poverty can hit trans and non-binary people particularly hard,” the post read. . . . This wasn’t the first time the ACLU made a head-turning comment about gender. On “International

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Three very important little books that everyone should own

One can argue until the cows come home about politics and partisanship.  Today the latter appears worse than ever, although I’m sure that’s because we can’t go back in time and see how bad it was in earlier generations.  Nevertheless, the “pressure groups” trying to influence society and politics are particularly active, and particularly vocal, at present. Vilified by many people because of his perceived right-wing politics (which are often exaggerated and distorted by his critics), Vox Day has nevertheless been proved by events to be a very accurate observer of the extremist left wing of politics and culture.  He’s

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When moonbats defy science, medicine and reality

The American Civil Liberties Union sent this tweet a couple of days ago, on the occasion of International Mens Day. Just for their information, the state of being known as “a man” or “male” is defined in medical science.  It involves having a Y and an X chromosome.  There are, of course, a number of people who are classified as intersex, where it’s medically “difficult” to determine their sex;  but such cases are vanishingly few (less than one-tenth of one percent of humans, according to authoritative research in the field).  For all intents and purposes, the XY chromosome is determinative and normative. If one

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Reduce the housing shortage by . . . making home ownership more costly???

One wonders whether the San Diego City Council has ever heard the expression, “a contradiction in terms”.  Its housing policy appears to exemplify it. A San Diego committee took a preliminary step Wednesday toward placing a $900 million housing bond on the November 2020 ballot. . . . The measure was designed to help San Diego secure a greater share of state money devoted to homelessness and affordable housing by providing local matching funds typically required for such assistance. Supporters say evidence the bond is necessary includes city estimates that San Diego needs more than 5,400 additional housing units geared for homeless

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