Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spokane: Sanctuary City Extraordinaire - I'm Moving.

Really - I'm not just bloviating like Hollywood snowflakes.  I've already bought a house outside of the city limits and can't wait to stop paying taxes to the maroons running the city of Spokane.

The most recent blatant exhibition of wasting the Taxpayer's hard earned dollars is this bit of lunacy:

Fearing Trump campaign promise, Spokane City Council votes 7-0 against religious registry

I'd write a synopsis, however I might upchuck on the keyboard.  I urge you to click on the link above and keep your barf-bag nearby.

Of course the local bubble-headed bleached blonde newscasters were all over the story with video of granola-munching tie-dyed and wild-eyed loons testifying at a long and drawn-out city council meeting.

They did get one thing right:  "Opponents accused Stuckart  (Spokane City Council President and leftest of the lefties) of grandstanding for political purposes and making a boogeyman out of President Donald Trump."

This comes only a few days after the elected overseers of Spokane declared that my soon-to-be-former city is not a sanctuary city.  In that vein, consider this:

Spokane Municipal Code Section 03.10.050 Immigrant Status Information:

Unless required by law or court order, no Spokane City officer or employee shall inquire into the immigration status of any person, or engage in activities designed to ascertain the immigration status of any person.

Spokane Police Department officers shall have reasonable suspicion to believe a person has been previously deported from the United States, is again present in the United States, and is committed or has committed a felony criminal-law violation before inquiring into the immigration status of an individual.

The Spokane Police Department shall not investigate, arrest, or detain an individual based solely on immigration status.

The Spokane Police Department shall maintain policies consistent with this section.

In essence, what this means is it is illegal for the police to even check on the immigration status of anyone, unless they find out if they have been previously deported and are in the act of committing a felony. However, since they are prohibited from looking into anyone's immigration status, that very thing is not possible . . . go figure.

Monday, January 30, 2017

No New Regs For You! (Unless you eliminate 2 Old regs first)

How many times have you heard this bit of political wisdom from your friends and neighbors. No new laws can be written unless two old laws are eliminated first.

The terms "wishful thinking" and "pie-in-the-sky" immediately come to mind. If the boneheads in Washington DC ever did something like this is would blow most folks minds.

Minds: Prepare to be blown!

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday aiming to do just that.

President Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would require agencies to revoke two regulations for every new rule they want to issue.

With the order, Trump followed through on repeated campaign promises to cut rules that he said hold back the economy.

How Were the "Muslim Ban" Countries Selected?

The answer is simple; Obama did it.

President Trump has come under fire for making good on a campaign promise and signing an executive order temporarily halting immigration or re-entries from several Middle Eastern countries where ISIS is known to operate, or that are known to be state sponsors of terrorism. Those countries include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya.

Earlier this week, left-wing outlets reported the restricted nations do not include those in which the Trump organization has ties, implying that countries like Saudi Arabia were omitted due to their business dealings with Trump.

There's just one problem with this line of reasoning: the Trump Administration did not choose which countries would be restricted.

As a matter of fact, if you read the executive order, the only nation mentioned by name is Syria. All nations affected by the executive order are referred to as "countries of concern", a list of six nations named in a 2016 law signed by President Obama concerning immigration Visas.

The Department of Homeland Security listed those nations in a press release in February of 2016:

The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries.

Last month, the United States began implementing changes under the Act. The three additional countries designated today join Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria as countries subject to restrictions for Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals.

So, did Donald Trump somehow influence the Department of Homeland Security to not include nations he did business with from the list...before he was even president?

Of course not. This was just another left-wing smear. The left was silent when President Obama banned Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011 due to concerns that the program was being used by terrorists to infiltrate the United States

It's also worth noting that there is no "Muslim ban", despite left-wing efforts to frame it as such.

The words "Muslim" or "Islamic" do not appear once in the executive order signed by President Trump. The order restricts entry from specific nations, and not on the basis of faith. This has been done by multiple presidents in the past, including Jimmy Carter in 1980, who invalidated the Visas of Iranians during the Iran Hostage Crisis.

Found at Hannity .com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oil and Steel: Obama Slammed on the Brakes, Trump is Greasing the Skids!

President Trump signed executive orders today to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled by the Obama administration and snowflake environmental groups.

“We’re going to put a lot of … steel workers back to work,” Trump said. “We’ll build our own pipelines, we will build our own pipes.”

He signed other orders related to pipeline construction, including one expediting the environmental permitting process for infrastructure projects and one directing the Commerce Department to maximize the use of U.S. steel.

The moves on the pipelines had been widely expected, as Trump last year blasted his predecessor for effectively blocking the projects.

Republican allies hailed Tuesday’s orders, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying in a statement, “It’s about time.”

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer said: “Today’s executive orders affirm President Trump’s respect for the rule of law and his support for responsible infrastructure development, energy production and job creation.”

Former President Obama (remember him?) stopped the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015, declaring it would have undercut his legacy of destroying the American economy, while pretending to protect the environment.

The moves come as Trump makes the economy and jobs the centerpiece of his administration’s first week in office.

The pipelines were among the few issues that put the Obama administration at odds with labor unions, some of whom have voiced hope the Trump administration can work with them to promote job creation. Trump said Tuesday during his meeting with auto industry bosses that he considers himself an environmentalist, but called current regulations "out of control."

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Arm Yourself And Go In Peace.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people interact exclusively through reason, and persuasion; force is not required as a method of social interaction. The one thing that removes force from the equation is personal restraint by civilized and rational people.

When uncivilized people lacking personal restraint introduce themselves upon civilized society, methods other than reason and persuasion are often needed to counter the use of force by amoral barbarians.

As paradoxical as it may seem; a civilized person armed with a weapon of violence may be the only way to prevent the promulgation of violence and mayhem by the uncivilized. When a person is ready, willing, and able to defend themselves against violence with the threat of violence, peace and equity can prevail. Even an uncivilized barbarian must then bend to reason and persuasion as a matter of self preservation.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 200-pound rapist, a senior citizen on equal footing with a teenage gangbanger, and one gay man on equal footing with a carload of drunken rednecks. A gun can balance the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a civilized pacifist and an uncivilized aggressor.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jullian Assange: Heel, Hero, Heel, Hero . . .

Depending on WHEN you ask, Julian Assange is either a Hero or a Heel.
Depending on WHO you ask, Jullian Assange is either a Heel or a Hero.

A very interesting facet to this topic is that material disseminated by Assange has rarely, if ever, been found to be anything but authentic.

Go Figure

TURD: Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder

Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)?

TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time.

Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting and uncontrollable crying.

People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.

TURD Is caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite in such ill health she got chucked into the back of a van like a kidnap victim.

Research is ongoing, but TURD appears to correlate closely with the following environmental and behavioral factors:
  • Membership in the Democratic Party
  • Identifying as a feminist
  • Currently enrolled in college, and/or possession of a Liberal Arts college degree
  • Living in a densely populated metropolitan area
  • Massive government insured student debt 
  • Spotty or non-existent work history

Patients with TURD are very resistant to treatment, and dangerous in large groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and irrationality. Separation may require the assistance of law enforcement.

If you have a friend or loved one suffering from TURD, urge them to seek treatment. Together we can flush this scourge.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Only Six Places in the USA Ban Guns At Airports

Yep.  that headline is correct.  Only six states allow the banning of guns by licensed gun owners at airports.

Guess what?  The Ft. Lauderdale Airport is one of those places.  Estaban Santiago chose that Gun Free Zone airport as his target of opportunity.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Fudd's Delight

What is a Fudd, you ask?

Fudd is a derogatory term given to those that favor gun control, as long as it only controls the guns of others.
A "casual" gun owner; eg; a person who typically only owns guns for hunting or shotgun sports and does not truly believe in the true premise of the second amendment. These people also generally treat owners/users of so called "non sporting" firearms like handguns or semiautomatic rifles with unwarranted scorn or contempt.

If a Fudd had one of these mallard-sucking Rowenta Vacuums, he would probably turn in his shotgun, and then insist that nobody else needs a shotgun to hunt ducks either.