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Government evils — but I repeat myself

Savage, Stamboulieh, and Codrea on the ATF and bump stocks

David Codrea, bless his always on-the-ball self, has taken a deep dive into ATF paperwork and surfaced again with hard questions for the infamous bureau and the Trump administration. The issue is bump stocks, the attempt to ban them — and more. David links to the original documents (FOIAed by wonder-attorney Stephen Stamboulieh) if you want to take that same dive. Note that the power of the names Savage and Stamboulieh (aided perhaps by a slight desire to dodge blame while throwing some other fedgov agency under a bus) pulled those 700+ pages of documents out of the ATF in…


Robespierre’s Law

When LarryA submitted this graphic to the meme contest (now ended at the Cabal, though intriguing memes are still coming in), I first assumed that Robespierre’s Law was already a thing. It’s certainly a truth known to freedomistas everywhere, though both “left” and “right” remain oblivious to it. But no. Robespierre’s Law may be a well-known yet eternally disregarded truth, but Larry seems to be the first to have named it and memed it. I hope he does more with this. —– About the infamous Maximilien Robespierre: His Wikipedia entry; Robespierre and the Terror. The funny thing is, even today…


Astroturf: now sponsored by government

Lessee … First you give the kids a day off from school … then you provide transportation to an anti-gun rally at $100,000 worth of city taxpayer expense … and you have a “grassroots” movement. Such a deal! I hope the suckers who fund the schools in Baltimore sue over this. All around the country Bloombergians, Hollywood stars, and hoplophobic, rights-hating others are laboring away to manufacture a dramatic children’s crusade against freedom. Today’s rallies and another proposed round in April involve skipping school. Hey, what student wouldn’t go for that? Guns? Who cares? We can ditch algebra! Then there’s…


Monday links

  • Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be true. Like the one that said Broward county cops were deliberately letting juveniles like the Parkland murderer off the hook.
  • The western world isn’t becoming less religious. The fanatics are still with us; they’ve just adopted a new belief called intersectionality. (And before that … state worship, of which intersectionality is just one of the craziest sects.)
  • The government killed free checking. Can Amazon restore it? 12 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • Daylight saving time returns on Sunday. Be sure to &^%$#ing uselessly adjust your ^%*(_&%#ing clocks again. Sigh. But what if DST were in effect all year?
  • A teacher in (no surprise) New Jersey is suspended from his job for advocating arming school staff. One precious snowflake was so upset she had to be escorted from the classroom.
  • The DoJ is finally handing over those Fast & Furious documents after years of Obama-era stonewalling. 7 Comments
  • Valentines Day massacre

    Bear Bussjaeger on all the things that didn’t happen. A sampling: You want to blame someone for the Parkland dead? Try the school adminstrators and police who looked away. Don’t blame me or the other fifty-five to one-hundred-twenty million who did not do it, and who have proposed solutions. Solutions that do not involve assuming the innocent are guilty, and criminals will obey laws. Solutions that do not violate rights. Solutions that would work. Solutions that do not involve: