Speaking In Mogadishu, Hillary Calls Gun Control A Civil Rights Issue

And by Mogadishu, I mean Chicago. It used to be that Detroit was referred to as Mogadishu, due to all its shootings and murders and crime. I think it’s safe to move the title to Chicago

Hillary Clinton Calls Gun Control A ‘Civil-Rights Issue’ In Chicago Speech

Speaking in Chicago Monday, Hillary Clinton called gun control a “civil-rights issue” and slammed Donald Trump as “incoherent” and selfish.

Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, in delivering the keynote speech at a Rainbow PUSH convention luncheon, said, “I am convinced the tide is turning” on “common-sense” gun control.

“Things are so broken” in the political system, Clinton added, that it took a ’60s-style protest just to call for a congressional vote on gun control. The former U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady went on to call it a “civil-rights issue.”

Clinton blamed the gun lobby for working to prevent legislative votes. “They know what I know,” she added. “The vast majority of the American people” support stricter gun laws.

The irony of Hillary giving this speech in Chicago, with its massive gun control rules, regs, and laws, is breathtaking

Shot and killed: 295
Shot and wounded: 1626
Total shot: 1921
Total homicides: 328

And that was just through yesterday, including the 4 killed, 11 shot in Chicago Monday. All this gun control is working wonders in Democratic Party run areas like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and California, among others, wouldn’t you say?

Of course, Hillary doesn’t worry, because she is surrounded by people carrying guns, including ones that are illegal to own by citizens.

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Democrat Platform Super Enthused To Prosecute Climate Skeptics

The Democratic Party platform is going to be a doozy of hardcore Progressivism, as one can expect

(Daily Caller) Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.

A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming.

“Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent,”according to the Democratic National Convention’s website.

The drafting committee, led by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, has decided to back ongoing investigations by mostly Democratic state attorneys general into ExxonMobil’s stance on global warming.

In other words, this is all politically motivated, pushed by people who won’t give up their own use of fossil fuels, often refuse to give up the fossil fuels companies donations, and surely have fossil fuels in their own portfolios. They’re excited to use the power of Government to intimidate, harass, and prosecute people and companies for daring to have Wrongthink. And that’s what this is, because the investigations have been fishing expeditions based on nothing more than supposition. There has to be some bit of proof that there was actual fraud, not a difference of opinion. We still have a Constitution, no matter how much Democrats would like to do away with the protections afforded to the Citizens.

It will be interesting to see how this is written once the full final draft is released. The hand of Bernie Sanders and his people is strong in helping to draft the platform, so let’s not forget that his plan specifically states “Bring climate deniers to justice so we can aggressively tackle climate change.” This is not focused just on fossil fuels companies, so the appearance here is that the Government will come after anyone who dares hold an opinion contradictory to the Cult of Climastrology.

The platform itself, as the draft highlights show, is a hotbed of Big Big Government, and even pushes for Universal Health Care and more open borders, along with making sure an abortion is easy to get.

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Post-Brexit, EU Debated The Important Issues. Like Weeds

The big shots in the European Union are renowned for getting involved in all manners of tiny issues, attempting to put their stamp of Governmental Control on just about everything. They’ve implemented controls on TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, and vacuums, among others. Recently, they were coming after tea kettles, toasters, and other small household appliances, in order to ecodesign them. Surprisingly, the NY Times notes that this continues in the shadow of Brexit (bold mine)

Less than 24 hours after Britain threw Europe’s postwar order into disarray last Thursday by voting to leave the European Union, dozens of officials from the bloc’s 28 member countries and its executive arm met behind closed doors in a drab Brussels office block to discuss the urgent issues at hand.

The meeting ended without a decision, however, and was followed on Monday by more inconclusive and confidential wrangling in the Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels.

The main issue under discussion was not Brexit, as Britain’s departure from the bloc is called, but another divisive cause embraced by British foes of the European Union: the freedom to use certain types of weed killer.

While Berlin, Europe’s de facto capital, has hosted crisis meetings in recent days to discuss how to respond to Britain’s vote, Brussels, the putative capital of Europe, has stuck doggedly to its own stately rhythms. On Friday and Monday, it plowed ahead with arcane debates about weeds, fish, organic farming and other subjects that have come to form the substance of the so-called European project.

This scrutiny of technical minutiae has turned the European Union into a regulatory superpower, allowing it to help set norms and standards used around the world. But that tight focus has crippled its ability to grapple with big issues or to engage with many ordinary people. As the British vote showed, many people feel no connection with what began as an idealistic peace project after World War II, but is now widely viewed as a meddling and undemocratic bureaucratic machine.

Is it any wonder that sentiment is rising in many other EU member states to leave the EU? The Times article continues on to note that the EU will finally discuss Brexit Tuesday, but only after sticking to the original agenda on “migration, investment, and other matters”. People are getting very tired of meddlesome bureaucrats in the Central Planning Office getting involved in every aspect of their lives, dictating this and that and the other.

They’re sick and tired of it on this side of the Atlantic, as well.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is an evil rising sea because Other People drove fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Fire Andrea Mitchell, with a post on Leftists burning the American flag yet again.

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Voters Ultimately Divided On Banning Scary Looking Guns

Despite all the caterwauling by Democrats in their quest to limit the Constitution Rights of citizens (2nd, 4th, 6th, and so on), along with their sit-in cry-fest, the American public is just not ready for their brand of gun grabbing

(NBC News)  With gun policy taking center stage on Capitol Hill in the aftermath of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Americans still remain lukewarm to sweeping gun control compared to the mid-1990s, when public opinion propelled a 10-year assault weapons ban into law.

Fifty percent of voters say that they are concerned that the government will go too far in restricting the rights of citizens to own guns, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, while 47 percent said they were more concerned that authorities would not do enough to regulate access to firearms.

And therein lies one of the big problems: Government. We could implement better measures to restrict firearms from people who really should not have them, namely terrorists, those who have show a propensity for getting involved in radical Islamist movements, and a few other very limited folks, but, there is a serious concern that Democrats will use these powers to deny law abiding American citizens their 2nd Amendment rights based on bureaucratic say-so. Especially as Democrats are uninterested in Due Process, and are thrilled with the prospect of making citizens guilty till proven innocent.

A ban on the sale of the semi-automatic firearms referred to as assault weapons remains relatively popular, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, with 51 percent of voters supporting such a ban while 31 percent oppose it.

Quick, which one can do more damage?

What’s more, asked now how they would describe a proposal to ban the sale, voters are split on whether the ban would be worthwhile.

Forty-five percent said an assault weapons ban would be “worth it because it is one more step that could be done to try to reduce the number of casualties and save lives.” Forty-nine percent said such a policy is “NOT worth it because it will not stop the attackers from getting the weapons they need.”

Since few shootings use a rifle, what would be the point, other than banning those scary looking weapons, which allow women to protect themselves with lighter, more weidly guns?

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Bummer: New Hospital Would Be “Out Of Sync” With Ontario Hotcoldwetdry Plan

Warmists even have problems with hospitals that will help citizens

(Windsor Star)  The farm field location selected for Windsor’s proposed mega hospital is out of sync with the province’s new Climate Change Action Plan, members of Citizens for an Accountable Mega-hospital Process said Friday.

“In fact, the mega plan makes a mockery of (the action plan’s) goals,” said Philippa von Ziegenweidt, spokeswoman for the group. About 40 CAMPP members marched along Tecumseh Road East outside Windsor Regional Hospital, carrying signs that urged passing motorists to “Re-Think the Mega-Plan.” They want the new hospital built on “brown field” land within the urban core of Windsor, rather than on 60 acres of agricultural land on County Road 42 across from Windsor airport. (snip)

Hospital officials are waiting for the province to approve the next phase of planning for the project. But von Ziegenweidt said it’s “out of sync” with the recently released climate change action plan, which states that “Ontario is fully committed to complete, compact communities.” It urges against urban sprawl, to protect farmland and reduce carbon emissions from all the extra driving, and promotes cycling and walking.

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Brexit Stands As A Warning For American Conservatives Or Something

American Conservatives have long been concerned about the porous nature of our borders and legal immigration system, as well as the notion that so many coming to this country have no intent to assimilate. Many of them, both legal and illegal, want the U.S. to change to accommodate them and their beliefs and cultures. Much of what Brexit was about was the need for the UK to control its country from the influx of people who have nothing in common with Britain and do not want to assimilate. But, we have a warning or something from the uber-leftist boobs at the UK Guardian

Brexit stands as a warning to American conservatives

Donald Trump’s elated that the British people have put xenophobia and fear over their own economic self-interest.

He views the nation’s exit from the EU (that’s the European Union, for those googling it today) as an affirmation of his own hate-fueled immigration proposals from one of America’s closest and oldest allies.

Many of our British brothers and sisters also viewed the vote as a way to close their borders. Even as global markets and the pound sank to depressing lows, Trump embraced the rushed Brexit.

“Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first,” Trump said at a campaign and golf course christening in Scotland. “They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.”

Let’s note that a phobia is an irrational fear. Is it irrational to worry about declining/stagnant wages, identity theft, and people bringing a culture which treats women as second class citizens and wants to jail gays while demanding they be able to replace the US legal system with their own religious legal system in their communities? No.

While Trump has been successful in employing similar fear-based arguments on immigration throughout the Republican party primary, he’s now in the big leagues and has to convince independent voters that his closed-door policies against Mexicans and Muslims are right for what was formerly the most open nation in the world.

The argument is simple, even simplistic: they don’t look, talk or pray like me, and my wallet’s feeling light, so it must be their fault.

The fear mongering against Trump is simplistic. It avoids the notion that a country not in control of its borders is not longer a sovereign country. That America has been a generous country, but we want people to come legally, as well as not overstay their visas. That America is a great melting pot, but bringing Sharia law and Islamic extremist values, like the notion that gays should be stoned or thrown off buildings and women cannot be out in public without a relative, are incompatible with American values.

To know Trump, one also needs to be well versed in today’s racial code words. When Trump calls Mexicans “rapists and murderers”, or promises to ban Muslims from entering the US for that matter, he’s also sending a signal to his white, mostly male supporters.

But, some are rapists and murderers. California jails are jammed full of illegals who committed felonies. Furthermore, why is it that every other group can push for what’s good for them, except white people, especially white males? Black, brown, gay, this, that, it’s OK for them to ask for what they want, but never Whites. Those folks are denigrated. Well, tough. Whites have a say, too. Call it White Nationalism if you want. We have a say.

Leftists love their code word language, though.

For conservatives deceiving themselves into supporting Trump for his laughable promises of wealth, they too will wake up the day after Trump enters the White House filled with regret, remorse and bewilderment because they’ll have helped elect a bigot-in-chief who would rather write Trumpland on the White House gates than help unify a country that’s crying out for healing.

Crying out for healing? Who’s been president for the last 7+ years? I thought everything would be kumbaya? No? I’m still not a fan of Trump, and would have a tough time checking the box for Trump as a vote against Hillary, but, he speaks to those who are tired of seeing the country turned into a 3rd world hole.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible fossil fueled airplane, which Everyone Else should be restricted from using, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Coyote Blog, with a post on whether Brexit was about racism or tea kettles.

It’s Brits week!

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! Another gorgeous day in America, the first Sunday of summer! This pinup is by Baron Von Lind, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Political Clown Parade reveals the winners of the Paul Revere Awards. Congrats to all!
  2. The Lonely Conservative isn’t impressed by Trump surrogate Ben Carson saying guns should be on the table
  3. The Last Refuge notes something interesting about the petition for another Brexit vote
  4. The Daley Gator notes Hawaii going full communist
  5. White House Dossier features Obama being a jerk, as usual
  6. Bunkerville offers up convicted terrorists by country of origin
  7. Virtual Mirage has an alternate view of Brexit
  8. Earl Of Taint offers Hillary’s accomplishments
  9. Adrienne’s Corner notes what Hitler thinks of Brexit
  10. Blazing Cat Fur discusses tricks Islamists use to conceal the truth about Orlando
  11. Chicks On The Right has a hypocrisy alert for Charlie Rangle
  12. Creeping Sharia notes where the Muslim child rapists from Idaho are now
  13. Doug Ross @ Journal notes Hillary’s scrubbed logs
  14. Fire Andrea Mitchell notes why the U.K. was wise to Leave
  15. And last, but not least, Jammie Wearing Fools has an interesting flashback on Dems and gun running

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list. (BTW, since someone asked, the reason I leave links for the previous week up (or you might see a *) is because they are place holders for later in the day or for next weeks. Easier than rewriting all the time. Also, the listing order has to do with how they are added over time, not how good a post is. I just copy and paste from the previous week, then edit. If you see one of the *’s, go ahead and check out the blog anyhow, see if there is an update. I cannot update with my Android during the day.

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Washington Post: How Dare Exxon-Mobile Stand On Their First Amendment Rights!

Over the years, Progressives have had a love-hate relationship with Free Speech. They love it for themselves, and despise it for anyone who dares have a divergent viewpoint and actually speaks up. The same could be said of the Fourth Amendment, in which people shall be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects…” Quite frankly, their not big fans of the original Bill of Rights at all, except in the cases where it helps themselves, then they are all about screaming about their Rights. And the Washington Post’s Robert Post is very vexed over Exxon Mobile

Exxon-Mobil is abusing the first amendment

Global warming is perhaps the single most significant threat facing the future of humanity on this planet. It is likely to wreak havoc on the economy, including, most especially, on the stocks of companies that sell hydrocarbon energy products. If large oil companies have deliberately misinformed investors about their knowledge of global warming, they may have committed serious commercial fraud.

The operative word is “if”. See, here’s the thing: you have to prove fraud, and you cannot legally do it on a fishing expedition, using the power of the Government to violate 1st and 4th protections. Heck, 5th Amendment, as well, since Government is violating due process.

But, first you have to prove that the assertion that Mankind is mostly/solely responsible for the Modern Warm Period, and will create massive harm in the future, is real. Is scientifically proven.

Of course, Post brings up, as Warmists like to do, the tobacco lawsuits. Was there fraud? Sure. It was easily proven that tobacco was bad for people, especially with all the chemicals put in cigarettes. Anthropogenic climate change has not been proven to any degree. Yammering that the science is settled is not proof. Circumstantial evidence is not proof. Saying that because CO2 has risen and man drives fossil fueled vehicles, therefore it is Mankind’s fault is not proof.

The obvious point, which remarkably bears repeating, is that there are circumstances when scientific theories must remain open and subject to challenge, and there are circumstances when the government must act to protect the integrity of the market, even if it requires determining the truth or falsity of those theories. Public debate must be protected, but fraud must also be suppressed. Fraud is especially egregious because it is committed when a seller does not himself believe the hokum he foists on an unwitting public.

You cannot have robust debate, nor public debate, when one side attempts to use the power of government to shut down other viewpoints. Even within the scientific community, including the IPCC, there has been much uncertainty. Since that is the case, how can one prove fraud when the Cult of Climastrology cannot even prove that their Beliefs are 100% verifiable? They don’t care, because this is political, not scientific. It is a witch hunt, going after a company they love to hate.

It may be that after investigation the attorneys general do not find evidence that ExxonMobil has committed fraud. I do not prejudge the question. The investigation is now entering its discovery phase, which means it is gathering evidence to determine whether fraud has actually been committed.

But, there must be evidence of fraud prior to any investigation, and this is a fishing expedition. You see the position of the Warmist: no prejudging, which means “damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead” in trampling Constitutional protections in favor of cultish beliefs.

It is grossly irresponsible to invoke the First Amendment in such contexts. But we are witnessing an increasing tendency to use the First Amendment to unravel ordinary business regulations. This is heartbreaking at a time when we need a strong First Amendment for more important democratic purposes than using a constitutional noose to strangle basic economic regulation.

Damn that pesky Free Speech clause! How dare anyone use it in a way that Leftists disapprove! They’re involved in Wrongthink! They must be stopped!

The tobacco companies knew their products were dangerous. Climate change? 95% of the models failed. Doesn’t sound like science to me, more like a difference of opinion. One thing you can always count on Liberals for is their belief that THEIR priorities require that others give up their Rights.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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