Keep Talking About Squirrels

16 06 2016

Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room

Why am I not much participating in the gun debate that has sprang up all of a sudden, even though I have plenty of opinions thereof?

Because I don’t want to participate in the left’s diversionary tactics.  When we start debating about guns, we’re not noticing Islam.  And that’s all the left really wants out of this, is for us not to notice Islam.  They don’t care how the gun politics turn out, even though they have a preference.  All they need is for us to conduct our politics and debate in a way such that their coalition of the fringes is not threatened, in spite of it murderously turning on each other.  And really it’s not about Islam per se either, all that matters is that one element of the fringe coalition spilled the blood of another.  For instance, if it was a Black Lies Matter activist who did Orlando and said he wanted to murder gay Hispanics in the name of the black racial cause, we’d still see the same zomg guns diversion presented to us right now.


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Hard Right

Seems you’re not alone….

16 06 2016
Hard Right

Personally, I see no reason why we can’t fight a war on multiple fronts.

16 06 2016
Hard Right

Naturally, we should try to steer to conversation back to the main problem….

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/06/islamic-refugee-gas-pipeline-plans-arrested-new-mexico-border-county/

16 06 2016
Hard Right

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/20160615-man-withquran-made-threats-before-arrest-at-denton-county-courthouse-police-say.ece

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the Denton County courthouse Wednesday, after police say he threatened people and forced them to take copies of the Quran, police say.

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Hard Right

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Gellar endorses Trump, she held back b/c Trump put his foot in his mouth with his reaction to the Draw Mohammad contest she sponsored:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/pamela-geller-trump-must-win-order-nation-survive/

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Hard Right

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countenance

One shop turned Omar away, which was smart, but it was on shaky legal ground doing so, because there is not absolute legal immunity for retailers or FLFDs that refuse a sale.

Also our Islamophobiaphobia is why he wasn’t already on more lists.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/16/gun-shop-owners-declined-sell-orlando-jihadi-reported-authorities/

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countenance

Lewis33 on Twitter thinks that he must have bad internal polling in his Republican primary race for AZ-SEN

16 06 2016
Hard Right

He’s probably right. It’s not like McCain to oppose Obongo.

What’s his @ ?

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Hard Right

Thanks. I forgot what he said the other night.

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countenance

http://observer.com/2016/06/after-senate-democratic-filibuster-nyc-mayor-hopes-to-see-nra-torn-down/

Wilhelm mentions pension fund divestment, though that wouldn’t make much of a difference. What I have always thought they would try is something along the lines of blackmail. Remember, the most lucrative market for small arms in the world are American governmental institutions, from the Pentagon down to Deputy Barney Fife. The American civilian domestic market is the third most lucrative in the world. In between, in second, is Russian governmental entities. So the blackmail technique would be to play the largest against the third largest, force the American domestic manufacturers and the American appendages of the foreign ones to choose whether they want to do business with the largest market or the third largest market, but not both. IOW, the threat goes like this: No government contracts until you stop funding the NRA.

I don’t think I’m the only person in this country who has thought of this angle. Sure, I’m highly intelligent, and Machiavellian and cynical as all get up, but not uniquely so in any one of those categories. So, why hasn’t this been done? It can’t be because nobody has thought of it.

Here’s a few reasons why not, just gaming things out in my head:

1. Manufacturer funding isn’t as big a part of the NRA’s budget as many would like to think it is, that even if the industry cut off the NRA, the NRA would still have plenty of money and oomph.

2. Like I said, American governmental institutions are the most lucrative small arms market. But they are many many many different entities, like I said, ranging from the Pentagon to the smallest county sheriff’s office, and everything in between. It might be a matter of herding cats to try to get every single one of them lined up like ducks in a row to get them to wield their purchasing power as a weapon to make the manufacturers cut off the NRA. Also don’t forget that as many American governmental agencies as there are, that’s the same number of agendas that they have. The NRA is too culturally dug in into the law enforcement and military and quasi-military community and in electoral politics up to a point, to where getting all the ducks in a row would be impossible, even for a despot like the one that currently serves as golfer-in-chief. For instance, if Obama put out a clarion call in back channels to gang up on the NRA, he would have varying levels of “I’m in” and “Fuck you” across the country. Of course, Warren Wilhelm would poodle along, and of course, Greg Abbott would refuse, and probably file another lawsuit against him. The politics may be way too Herculean to pull off.

3. Firearms manufacturing is pretty good skilled blue collar job and trade. Let me put it to you this way: Andrew Cuomo doesn’t want as much as one firearms factory leaving New York State, even if he wants “Safe” laws all over the place. Even if some blackmail effort like this was both feasible and successful, it could cause major job disruptions and facility and manufacturing shuttering in a lot of politically sensitive places.

17 06 2016
Joshua Sinistar

I think Weiner Wilhelm is just hoping this distracts from the Dindu TNB that ensures this is his last position in government. The sidewalk is where they do their business, both drugs and waste. Weiner Wilhelm is just pissing in the wind as his polls nosedive,

17 06 2016
countenance

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/06/16/kurtz-war-on-terror-not-as-close-to-obamas-heart-as-gun-control/

I commented there:

Duh, because Obama partially grew up in a Muslim country, he once thought his career track would be professional go-between, between the State Department and the non-Arab Muslim world, so he’s sympathetic to Islam, and therefore, he doesn’t like the terrorism issue because it hits too close to home for him. Meanwhile, the NRA is an impediment to the blue team political party.

That was easy to explain.

17 06 2016
countenance

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/06/16/latest-democrat-gun-grab-watch-list-people-used-watch-lists/

Though I have to reiterate, the purpose here isn’t the actual proposal, it’s the row.

17 06 2016
Hard Right

On June 16 Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested that due process protections were standing in the way of securing more gun control. He said, “due process is killing us.”

This really is how they think. All of them. Both parties.

17 06 2016
countenance

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/236525/

It’s alternately terrifying and fascinating to watch a president who’s far angrier with the American Midwest than the Islamic Middle East.

Unless you’re #NRx, in which ase, it’s totally predictable.

17 06 2016
Hard Right

Trump vs. Shrillary

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17 06 2016
Alex the Goon

I found another version somewhere http://i.imgur.com/PQQBaPZ.jpg . Hard to tell which is the original.

17 06 2016
Hard Right

Apparently, this shit’s for real.

http://mashable.com/2016/06/06/tramps-against-trump-nudes/

The Tramps offer a unique incentive for voting against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election — they will send you “personalized nudes for the politically engaged,” as stated on their Tumblr.

Trigger Warning on their Tumblr. It’s mostly guys.

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Alex the Goon

They’d be more honest if their signs simply said “Look at me!”

17 06 2016
countenance

http://www.vdare.com/articles/new-gun-control-laws-aimed-at-bitter-clinging-whites-but-will-hit-blacks-hardest-as-usual

I wrote somewhere back in 2004, but can’t remember if it was here or not, in response to ook bitching about felon in possession enforcement is used too often against ooks and not often enough against rural crackers, that while it’s true you’ll find convicted felons of all races who have firearms when they shouldn’t, it’s not true that every single gun possessing felon doing so is an equal danger to the community around them. Not long after I wrote that, there was a story from over in Illinois, close to Mount Vernon, about an old guy who got a firearms hunting permit year after year, and obviously used it. But at the time of the story, the most recent time he tried to renew it, he was turned down because his Federal felony rap from him stealing a car when he was 19 years old was found out. He applied for and got a Presidential pardon, and was able to get his hunting permits back. But then that begged the obvious question: Why wasn’t his conviction found out all the other previous times he applied for the hunting permit? And that also proved the point I made — Old white guy who had a felony sheet since 19 did possess guns, but all he ever used them for was for hunting whatever animal. In contrast, urban ghetto black felons who get guns are almost always using them for destructive purposes. So of course, the Feds would economize their resources on felon in possession raps against urban blacks rather than rural whites. Even the Feds have limited resources and limited prison space, and if the choice is between 25-year old N’Deshawntavious the felon from East St. Louis and 70-year old Billy Bob the felon from outside of Mount Vernon, (I can’t remember his real name), and there’s only one open Federal prison bed, guess which one is and should get it.

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countenance

Ben Franklin never really thought that; his chief objection to German immigration was that there were too many coming too quickly driving up housing costs in cities and bigger towns.

18 06 2016
Hard Right

I don’t honestly know what his opinion was. I do know that the “Pennsylvania Dutch” had trouble assimilating. He was right to be concerned about “Germanization.”

18 06 2016
Hard Right

Baltimore County schools to consider closing on Muslim holidays

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-co-muslim-school-holidays-20160616-story.html

18 06 2016
Hard Right

18 06 2016
Hard Right

Multiple people detained at Donald Trump’s rally in The Woodlands

http://www.click2houston.com/news/donald-trump-visits-houston-area-friday

18 06 2016
Hard Right

KING: If you want to stop mass shootings in America, consider banning white men

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-stop-mass-shootings-banning-white-men-article-1.2678026

18 06 2016
countenance

He misses the irony, or he actually does believe he isn’t white.

18 06 2016
Hard Right

18 06 2016
Hard Right

Yes, in America in 2014 Bare Hands And Feet Were More Often Fatal to Americans than “Assault Weapons”

http://reason.com/blog/2016/06/17/yes-in-america-in-2014-bare-hands-and-fe

18 06 2016
Hard Right

18 06 2016
countenance

What, no Columbia?

18 06 2016
Hard Right

Not a whole lot going to Mexifornia, either.

18 06 2016
Hard Right

18 06 2016
Hard Right

http://www.thelocal.se/20160618/sweden-to-go-ahead-with-migrant-age-tests

Sweden is to carry out controversial age tests on as many as 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children, estimating that as many as 70 percent lie about their age.

18 06 2016
countenance

Because 17 year old Somalis are so much better than 18 year old Somalis.

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Alex the Goon

Can’t expect much good to come from a place that calls itself ‘NWA’.

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Hard Right

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