Saturday, January 5, 2013
Al Gore, Gun Control, Public Information and Pork...
Recently, Al Gore sold his failing television network to Al Jezeera. While those who love Al Gore as a green energy freedom fighter will see absolutely nothing wrong with this, those who live in the real world understand the hypocrisy not only of Gore and his “carbon footprints” crap but also his trying to secure the deal before 2013 so he didn’t have to pay more capital gains taxes. I’ve long said that those who support and believe in Al Gore are living in a fantasy world. (Or is that fanatic world?) Gore owns three homes that use hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs and flies around the world to global warming conferences in his private, carbon producing jet all the while telling the American people and the world that the very actions he takes cause global warming. And he makes millions of dollars a year promoting green energy to “save the planet.” And yet people support him as the green energy God. In the borrowed and bastardized words of Robert Palmer… “Simply unbelievable.”
A former “journalist” and left wing columnist Donald Kaul, said the other day “Here, then, is my “madder-than-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore” program for ending gun violence in America:
• Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
So apparently this man believes anyone who owns guns could be killed without problem or remorse to enforce his own beliefs. I find it interesting how that works. This “journalist” believes that the answer to ending gun violence is simply to kill all gun owners and drag Second Amendment supporting politicians behind pickup trucks. Liberalism is so difficult to understand. I often think Rush Limbaugh is correct when he says “Liberalism is a mental disorder.”
The Journal News in New York recently created an interactive web page that lists the name and addresses of legal gun owners in two counties in New York, including police officers. Some of those gun owners became irate (and rightfully so) because not only was their privacy “legally” violated but those individual owners and their families were put in danger by the newspaper. Some burglars stay away from homes they suspect contain guns but others like those homes because guns bring big bucks on the black market. The newspaper showed extreme indifference to the safety of private citizens in their public campaign for gun control.
At least one former burglar has said that this interactive map would have made his profession so much easier. Duh.
Ironically, that same newspaper feels they are in danger now because of publishing that information and they have hired armed guards to protect their offices and employees. One conservative blogger published the names and addresses of every employee of the Journal News and now the paper in general feels threatened so they hired people with guns to protect them. Can you say “hypocrisy”? I find it unbelievable and sad at the same time. The information on the gun owners was public – but was there a real need to publish it? Really?
Finally, a pork-barrel feast of goodies for federal agencies to fix museum roofs in D.C. and aid fisheries in Alaska, cooked up in the middle of the night, is not the way to aid hurricane victims or run a government.
As if the fallout from agreeing to a bad deal that raises the debt by $4 trillion and accepts a 41-1 ratio in tax hikes to spending cuts weren't enough, Speaker of the House John Boehner has New Jersey's Chris Christie on his case.
"There's only one group to blame," the New Jersey governor said of the Sandy relief bill that was not included in the fiscal cliff deal, "the House Majority and John Boehner."
Democrats had expanded the legislation during a markup to include not only areas affected by Sandy, but also to provide money for all "storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac." In other words, Harry Reid and the Democrats added millions of dollars of pork spending to the bill and blamed the Republicans. And Chris Christie, proving himself to be a RINO, fell for it. Sad, really. I liked Christy for his outspokenness until he decided to embrace leftist views if it fit in with his re-election campaign. He hugged President Obama when Obama visited New Jersey after the storm. Sorry, I can’t stomach him anymore. There has been talk of Christie running for President. If he is the candidate I will not vote for him.
OK, there’s my blog for today. I realize it contains a lot of topics and I could have easily written a separate post for each topic. But I have some other things to do. Have a great day!