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calendar   Saturday - July 04, 2020

Happy Fourth, Whatever Is Left Of It

Happy Fourth Of July !!





Remember to remember today. And to talk about it with the people around you. I’ve got a pocket sized copy of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, left over from Tea Party days. I’m considering reading it out loud, letting everyone orate a paragraph or two.

There will be no fireworks in our area. They’ve been canceled, because gathering to watch them could limit social distancing. Personal fireworks are generally illegal in NJ anyway, although the state has reluctantly allowed small sparklers (labeled use with adult supervision and wear eye protection!!) and poppers. And the feds regulated firecrackers and anything larger down to anemic levels back in the 60s.

We’re supposed to go to the annual party at the cousin’s place. Better wear your mask, or at least be seen wearing one when entering his yard. Thankfully, the governor has allowed us to have gatherings larger than our group will be. Don’t ask me how we’re going to maintain social distancing with 50 people in his backyard. Thankfully his place is still in NJ. That way we don’t have to quarantine if we cross state lines.

Obviously, don’t drink and drive. Even if you are wearing your government mandated seat belts, in your fairly new vehicle that reports your location and possibly your conversations to the government. As does the cell phone in your pocket. But it’s a big crime to be operating a vehicle of any kind, including boats, dirt bikes, scooters, canoes, golf carts, and probably mobility chairs if you’ve had even a couple of beers in the last hour or two.

Can you go to church today if you wanted to? Or, if you’re Christian or Jewish, will the authorities still come and ticket or arrest you, even if you’re in the parking lot with the windows closed, listening to your preacher on the radio? Muslims get a free pass.

And for goodness sake, remember to not say anything negative about Black Lives Matter, or the open war on our society by antifa and other anarchist Marxist groups, or lament any lovely old statues in your area that have been destroyed, or even obliquely refer to the media’s war on our President, our culture, and our nation. If you do talk about any of the Founding Fathers, remember to always mention that these dead white males were members of the patriarchy and that most of them owned slaves, therefore nothing that they ever said, wrote, or did has any validity. And for God’s sake (oops, sorry, God isn’t allowed either) Gaia’s sake, DO NOT POST your thoughts and opinions on social media. This could cost you your job either now or decades from now, and if your opinions are bold enough it could get you arrested for Hate Speech. Remember, everyone around you is a Karen for the state if they feel like it.

Perhaps you’ll just enjoy this day communing with nature, getting out of the built up areas and back to the forests in the national parks. This makes you a racist.




So celebrate today, because we are a free people.

Yeah.


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calendar   Wednesday - June 24, 2020

Job Loss Numbers, Free States VS Lockdown States

OT, and just for gits and shiggles (yeah right):

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/coronavirus_derangement_syndrome.html

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-arkansas-tyson-foods-plants-report-95-coronavirus-positives-asymptomatic/

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Another amazing study ... and totally unexpected too.

Government’s Most Most Essential Workers Are Government Workers

As in No Kidding. You didn’t think they’d lose even an hour’s pay, did you? Meanwhile, you’re out of work for as long as they feel like it.

[ Dateline Kansas ] Employment data released today for May by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas has about 107,000 fewer private-sector jobs than in February, prior to Governor Kelly’s mandatory shutdown order over COVID-19.  At the same time, state government employment declined by just 200.

Residents and business owners in states under a COVID shutdown mandate from their governors are suffering far more job loss.  May private-sector employment in those 43 states was 13.1% lower than a year ago, but the states not shut down by their governors only lost 7.7% of their private job base.

Thirty-two of the 43 states shut down suffered more than 10% private job loss.

The governors of those 43 states were much more protective of state employees, however.  In fact, eight states – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island – had more state employees in May than a year ago.  New Jersey’s private sector was devastated with an 18.5% job loss, but state government jobs declined by just 0.4%.

None of the governors that didn’t lock their states down increased state employment levels.  Collectively, the shutdown states had 5.2% fewer state government employees in May compared to a year ago, compared to a 9% decline in the seven states that weren’t shut down.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem took a lot of heat from national media for not closing her state, but her actions are positioning the state for a COVID economic recovery.  With private job loss of just 6.9%, tax revenue loss should be must less than many other states; Governor Noem will also be better prepared to deal with tax loss, having reduced state government employment by 14.1%.

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South Dakota also has a very low COVID mortality rate, at just 1.3% as of June 17.  The seven states not shut down have an average COVID mortality rate of 1.8%, while the other states’ average mortality rate is 5.5%.

The states locked down by the governors also have more deaths per million of population (375 vs. 103), and South Dakota is even lower, at just 88 deaths per million.

COVID cases per million are also 11% higher in the states that were shut down, There are 6,791 cases per million in the states that were shut down and 6,073 in the other states.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/24/2020 at 04:04 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - June 02, 2020

Relearning History

Here’s a very interesting essay from 6 years back on States’ Rights, the understanding and use thereof, during the early to mid 19th Century.

Certainly a lot of what is written here can be debated, but the essay has one amazing thesis: slavery was defended by federal legislation and power, whereas a large amount of States’ Rights efforts went towards limiting and eliminating it. 

That’s certainly a new twist on things ... except it’s likely an un-twist, a reminder of how, like so many other things, like “gay” and “liberal” for example, the very concept of States’ Rights was long ago turned inside out by certain elements.

My take-away is two part.
First, given the Constitutionally explicit limitations on the federal government, and given the 10th Amendment, and given the somewhat common belief in nullification of the era, it was the duty of the States to ignore, nullify, or eliminate extra-Constitutional acts and laws passed by the feds.
Second, there is ample proof that supporters of slavery used federal power and provisions to support their beliefs and actions, in contravention of many state’s laws and public attitudes against it.

Yes, it was a 83 year power struggle, 1783 - 1865. But the cudgel of States’ Rights was wielded at least as much by the forces of emancipation and freedom as by the forces working against those.

Lesson? History is complex, subject to convenient revision, and can not be crammed into a little nutshell or onto a 5 word bumper sticker. Philosophies built upon bumper sticker grade understandings are a house of cards supported by hot air that has a distinct barnyard aroma.

Tannenbaum, if you’re still out there somewhere, I’d love to have one of your well thought out and professorial comments on this one. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/02/2020 at 09:35 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 24, 2020

COVID Equality

Color blindness?

via Justin Hart. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this data, but county by county numbers are available in all the states if you make the effort.

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The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is the same in all three color areas: red, yellow, green.

Somebody took all the county death numbers, put them in a spreadsheet, and sorted them. Then cut that sorted data into 3 roughly equal chunks, and then found that one chunk was just a few counties, the next chunk was a couple dozen counties, and the final chunk was the entire rest of the county. So they mapped it, and every county in the lower 48 got an associated color. Red for the first chunk, yellow for the next chunk, and green for the last chunk.

All the deaths in all the green areas added together are equal to the total number of deaths in all the yellow areas added together, and both green and yellow are equal to the total number of deaths in all the red areas added together.

And what a non-surprise: the yellow areas are right around the red areas. They are NOT the population centers of the country. Not all of them anyway.

Makes you wonder why national policy is being set based on the red zones. Which are all super blue, actually.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/24/2020 at 09:40 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 23, 2020

Gee thanks Gov

NJ Governor Murphy (commie) has graciously allowed the beaches to open and groups of up to 25 people to congregate outdoors. Wearing masks of course. No more than 10 indoors. With social distancing, naturally.

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. And it’s been raining since yesterday, and will rain until Sunday.

But thanks, Your Worship, for granting us this one small taste of freedom.

Good thing we’re Americans.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/23/2020 at 08:23 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 11, 2020

just feeling meme today

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/11/2020 at 07:48 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 21, 2020

Another of my wild ideas about easier voting

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The Left is pushing for ballot harvesting all over the country. This is blatant corruption and you know it. Given that mail-in voting is already widespread, ballot harvest ( where some local “rep” collects all the ballots from the neighborhood and “delivers” them for you ) is utterly unnecessary. It’s an opportunity for fraud and nothing else.

What if there was a way in this world of lockdown where people could physically vote easily? I realized this morning that such a system is already in place, in tens of millions of locations across the nation, and that each one of them already provides a receipt and keeps a video record of the person voting.

That system is called an ATM. Every ATM in the country already has the on-demand instant connectivity to every single bank everywhere. A minor addition to the software makes them voting machines. “Select Vote or ATM”. boop “Voting: enter you SSN” boopy-boop-bip-boop “Select the proper response from these 4 multiple choice selections to prove your identity”. And so on. And the receipt prints out your name, the machine location, and a timestamp. And your vote is an encrypted barcode: the only way to decode the barcode is to use your ATM password as the key. Or you have another password registered with your elections board. You do that online. You use that to log into the voting side of the ATM, and then answer the identity questions.

And you could vote anywhere you wanted to at any time. Obviously the software needs to check against multiple votes, red flag (with voter video) people who fail to enter the proper info multiple times, the system would indirectly access the criminal databases and mortuary databases (SSN record would only need a “can vote” flag added: one bit. That bit is not controlled by SS, but by the criminal and mortuary databases, who would thus be forced to keep their records current and accurate). We live in a world of highly interconnected massive computer systems. I think it’s time we use them FOR the people, and not against the people.

This could be done, without too much work or expense. And you could keep mail-in ballots too. But as long as the herd is not immune, in person voting (almost always staffed by senior citizens who are most at risk) may be a thing of the past.

At this point I have played with this idea not using an ATM card. You could make it so that the person has to log in with that first. But that might not be the best way if the idea is to keep the functions as separate as possible.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/21/2020 at 10:04 AM   
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calendar   Monday - April 20, 2020

Screw You, California Rulers!

Punks gotta punk, but once in a while they gain my respect.

California: Maintain Social Distancing and LockDown! No More Skateparks!!! And then dumps tons of sand all over them. So no more skateboarding.

Punk-ass skateboards take their boards home, come back with dirt bikes, continue having fun and thumbing their snotty little noses at authority.


‘Social Shredding’



California authorities tried to stop skateboarders by dumping literally tons of sand into at least two area skateparks in an effort to enforce so-called “social distancing.” However, the effort was for naught, it seems.

Young residents in California responded to the government’s extreme social distancing enforcement action by grabbing a few shovels, buckets, and booms and turning at least one sand-filled skatepark into a park for both skating and dirt biking.

“Took advantage of all the sand the city dumped into the San Clemente skatepark then helped some local skaters dig it all out so they could do some social shredding,”

As noted by The Daily Wire on Sunday, the San Clemente skatepark was recently filled with 37 tons of sand by authorities to discourage skaters and “promote social distancing.”

“San Clemente had shut down all its parks and facilities on April 1 under the state’s stay-at-home orders, but skaters ignored signs warning against trespassing at the Ralphs Skate Court, 241 Avenida La Pata,” Los Angeles CBS reported. “Since park facilities have been closed city officials say they routinely saw people visit the skatepark, even by some children accompanied with their parents, according to the San Clemente Times. City officials told the newspaper they followed in the footsteps of other cities, and filled the skatepark with 37 tons of sand.”

Authorities never notified the nonprofit group that raised money to support the skatepark about the sand dumping.

Authorities manning Venice Beach’s skatepark followed suit days later.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/20/2020 at 06:19 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 15, 2020

another day, plus a fox

It’s been a bit challenging getting online here on the PC. We are itching to remodel this place a bit and have been drawing up designs left and right. And then going online to look at washers, dryers, refrigerators, kitchen cabinets, wooden flooring, tiles, paint colors and on and on and on. Sometimes it’s fun, and interesting to play “what if” as we hash out the ideas. Sometimes it gets a bit much, as in “could we hold off on this until I’ve had my first coffee or two this morning?” But it beats reading about you-know-what endlessly.

I think it’s about time to take another trip to the grocery store. I made up a pot of yellow curry tonight, which is a great way to get rid of leftovers. A bit of leftover pork chop, a bit of leftover steak, an onion, half a bag of frozen green beans, a carrot. And plenty of curry paste and a can of coconut milk. Turns out we were out of rice, but with all this remodeling daydreaming we’ve been doing we’ve also moved everything around from this cabinet to that cabinet in the kitchen. And found a couple pounds of sushi rice in one of those airtight containers. I’m sure it’s 7 years old or more. But it cooked up just fine. And we ate well, and I didn’t have to grill.

After dinner I was out on the patio in the dark, checking out the tulips in our side garden, and they’re just starting to open. And I saw a bit of yellowish movement on the hill. I figured it was Ginger our outdoor cat, but it was a fox. Big bushy tail, and her little legs going a mile a minute as she trotted along. Went down the bank behind the tree, but for a second she wasn’t 9 feet away from me. Pretty cool. Yet another member of the menagerie here in the friggin jungle.



Yes, I’ve been watching the news. Best story I’ve seen all day is those protesters arrested in Raleigh. Because exercising your First Amendment rights of peaceable assembly to redress your grievances is now considered a “non-essential” activity by the neo-Gestapo.

Oh, to have a modern Patrick Henry or a Tom Paine with rhetorical skills in the courtroom with them.

Godspeed protesters, sic semper tyrannis!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/15/2020 at 08:41 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - April 04, 2020

Is capitalism now a crime?

Where do you draw the line between profit and profiteering? Should there even be one? What really is price gouging, other than reacting to market conditions? Ever read the James Clavell novel King Rat??

We’re in this emergency situation ... or we’re being lead to believe we’re in one. One of the major changes has been a massive increase in government power. Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

Here’s another case.

Brooklyn Guy Busted For Hoarding | Price Gouging

Federal agencies confiscated tens of thousands of medical supplies from a Brooklyn man who had been selling them at illegal marked-up rates from warehouses in New York and New Jersey.

The supplies have been sent to health departments in New Jersey, New York City and New York state, which will provide them to healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Among the items seized from the home of Baruch Feldheim, 43, were 192,000 N95 respirator masks, 130,000 surgical masks, procedure masks, N100 masks, surgical gowns, disinfectant towels, particulate filters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and bottles of spray disinfectant, according to the Department of Justice.

Feldheim was arrested Monday and accused of accumulating the items in order to sell them to doctors and nurses at inflated prices, according to New Jersey U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Some of the supplies had been shipped from Canada, investigators said.

Feldheim was released March 30 on $50,000 bond. Feldheim will be paid fair-market value for the supplies, according to the Department of Justice.

“This is the first of many such investigations that are underway,” said Peter Navarro, DPA Policy Coordinator and Assistant to the President. “Our FBI agents and other law enforcement agencies are tracking down every tip and lead they get, and are devoting massive federal resources to this effort. All individuals and companies hoarding any of these critical supplies, or selling them at well above market prices, are hereby warned they should turn them over to local authorities or the federal government now or risk prompt seizure by the federal government.”

“If you are amassing critical medical equipment for the purpose of selling it at exorbitant prices, you can expect a knock at your door,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The Department of Justice’s COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force is working tirelessly around the clock with all our law enforcement partners to ensure that bad actors cannot illicitly profit from the COVID-19 pandemic facing our nation.”

Sure, the guy was making a killing. But how is it that he was able to get his hands on this much PPE in the first place? Come on, get real, you KNOW he had none of this stuff on hand before Hannukkah. And tell me, please, what’s the price point line for this stuff? Just how much was he marking them up? Where’s the line?

Back when this all first hit, I bought 2 N100 masks from Amazon. 3M brand particular respirator model 8233. They cost me $13.60. EACH. It took weeks for my order to be delivered. I don’t know what these things used to cost, back in the days of reality. Because I’d never heard of the things, and when I did a bit of mask research, I found these were the best you could get. So I bought some. Better safe than rich, right? Did they used to cost a buck each? I have no idea. Maybe our all-powerful government will publish pricing guidelines, wholesale and retail. Control the market. Freeze the prices, like Nixon did. And that worked out so well, right?

I notice that the seller, Hugo’s, no longer has the masks. But they do have toilet paper. Commercial size rolls, unknown brand, 2 ply, great big 500 sheet rolls. Carton of 96 for $123.64. So that’s 4 times as many rolls as the big 24 pack you can buy in the store, and each roll is quite a bit bigger. So figure it as equal to 5 24 packs. Do those cost $24 each? Or are they only $12? Is this price gouging too? 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 11:25 AM   
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calendar   Monday - February 17, 2020

Thank God, Or A Nascent Recall

Virginia Legislature Rejects Assault Weapon Ban

Well, they tabled it for a full year anyway. That’s a step in the right direction. A small step.

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal.

Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.

Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.

The bill was a top priority for Northam, a Democrat who has campaigned heavily for a broad package of gun-control measures.

The legislation also engendered the biggest pushback from gun owners and gun-right advocates, who accused the governor and others of wanting to confiscate commonly owned guns and accessories from law-abiding gun owners. Northam has said repeatedly he does not want to confiscate guns, but argued that banning new sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would help prevent mass murders.

Virginia is the current epicenter of the country’s heated debate over gun control and mass shootings. Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from across the country flooded the state Capitol and surrounding area in protest, some donning tactical gear and carrying military-style rifles.

Northam has been able to get much of his gun-control agenda passed this year, but struggled with the proposed assault weapon ban. Earlier proposals to ban possession of AR-15-style rifles or to require owners to register them with state police have been scrapped. The governor had hoped a watered-down would win over enough Democratic moderates for passage.

Related: VA Senate blocks “unattended weapon” bill.

Don’t celebrate too much. I know the underhanded strategy here. Toss out a whopper of an overreach bill, and let it get shot down. Meanwhile, push through a truckload of nickle-and-dime bills like the one linked above, and hope that most of them fly under the radar. This is slavery by incrementalism, and for too long the people have not put a stop to it. From now on, EVERY damn bill must be scrutinized to the fullest.

Both chambers have passed some of Northam’s proposed gun control measures, and will hash out any differences between their respective versions in coming weeks. Those include limiting handgun purchases to once a month; universal background checks on gun purchases; and a red flag bill that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others.

Virginia House Bill 961—“a ban under the guise of compromise”—was tabled for a full year by the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Townhall’s Lawrence Keane warned last week that the bill would have banned “the sale of semiautomatic firearms that are commonly used for self-defense, recreational and competitive shooting and hunting, as well as suppressors.” Worse, “standard capacity magazine possession would become a crime” under HD961—or would have, had it passed. That seemed the likely result just up until minutes ago.
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This morning’s vote hinged on four Democrats who broke ranks to side with Republicans in opposition to HB961.

Keep in mind that the bill will come back for consideration in 2021. Since that isn’t a presidential election year, it’s a sure thing Democrats hope they’ll be able to move HB961 forward again—but under the radar.

Stay vigilant.

... like I said.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2020 at 12:02 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 15, 2020

babies and bullets

Ok, this started out as a post of two weirdo Leftist news items ...

Former Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidate And Her Daughter Arrested For Attempted Baby Kidnapping And For Drugging Infant’s Mother

A former Colorado Springs mayoral candidate and her 16-year-old daughter have been arrested after allegedly drugging a woman in an attempt to steal her newborn.

Juliette Parker - who ran for mayor in 2019 - was charged with multiple felonies after she and the unidentified minor were detained Friday at her home on the 4100 block of 220 Street East at around 2.30pm.

Parker was charged with a count of assault in the second degree and attempted kidnapping, according to booking records.

A release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department state that the pair were arrested following an extensive investigation and after reports that they may have been posing as newborn baby photographers.

Operating under an alias, Ms. Parker pretended to be a photographer taking free baby pictures to establish her portfolio. She made several visits to one home, taking plenty of pictures of the kid but also selfies of herself and the baby. And then her daughter fed the new mom a laced cupcake ...

Parker received about a third of the votes for mayor in 2019. I never heard of her before today, and the only thing I noticed is that she has an extensive chest tattoo featuring a bunch of birds. Research shows all the Colorado candidates were labeled as Independents.

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Alabama Forced Vasectomy Bill

Alabama State Legislator Rolanda Hollis (D) has introduced a bill requiring all men who father 3 children, and all men over the age of 50, to have a vasectomy. This bill will go nowhere, but she introduced it as payback for the State’s recent abortion law, which would limit abortion to within a 10 days of conception, or in cases of ectopic pregnancy, or in cases of “lethal anomaly” of the fetus. The Republican governor, Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in May 2019 knowing full well that it would be shot down. The federal courts almost immediately did just that, blocking it in October 2019 before it went into effect.

Since 1837 Alabama has been dominated by Democrats in their legislator and governor, except for a few years after the Civil War, but has had a Republican governor since 2003 and Republican dominated houses since 2011.

So this is empty virtue signalling. Every one of these laws has been throw out AFAIK.

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But then I wondered, why is it that a blanket SCOTUS decision abort abortion can not be infringed upon in any way shape or form, yet the Second Amendment, which pre-dates even the Supreme Court, and specifically says it can not be infringed, is subject to all kinds of limitations all over the nation?? Abortion - which many people consider to be murder - is sacrosanct, but the right to protect yourself from being murdered is open to constant (always negative) interpretation. Go figure. It must be raycism at work again. Or Trump. Or Climate Change.


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calendar   Thursday - February 13, 2020

Another Lesson For Virginians

Virginia Legislates Giving Its Electoral Votes To Popular Vote Winner

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation seeking to award its electoral votes to whomever the wins the popular vote.

House Bill 177 passed with a 51-46 vote in the Democrat-majority House after being handed off by the Privileges and Elections Committee last week. Should the Senate also approve, Virginia will officially become part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” a bill summary states.

If the state of Virginia survives this term, they’ll never elect Democrats again. That is, unless Virginia has been taken over by rabid Leftists, which is likely the case. One of the problems with a rapidly dynamic population, a One World situation, is that no one assimilates anymore. Whatever it is that has made Virginians Virginians seems to be getting lost.

Yes, this is insanity, a complete renunciation of one of the bedrock principles of America. Which is why it has been a Leftist pipe dream for ages. It’s a good thing that your state is disarming you as fast as they can too, trashing another bedrock principle. Much easier to stomp on people if they can’t fight back.

So let’s see what happens. I mean, come on. This is Virginia. Why would they want the right to vote in the first place? Why would they want their voice to be heard? If the State signs such an act into law and applies it, then, de facto, every citizen in Virginia has been disenfranchised. However or even whether they have voted is meaningless. The State will hand out their electoral votes to whoever got the national popular vote regardless.

Congratulation Virginia citizens: you elected a crop of commies and now you are all slaves. Well done.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/13/2020 at 10:30 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - January 16, 2020

West Virginia Makes The Play

Dammit, I have to learn to write concisely. That last post took forever, for a really niche story that won’t interest many. Ok, so let’s keep this one short.

West Virginia Offers To Take All Of Virginia’s Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties

A huge “screw you” to the leftists in charge in Richmond.

It started in 1863. Because freedom. Actually, it started in 1775 but nobody paid them any attention.

A huge chunk of Virginia’s counties and their biggest city have now gone Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Last week West Virginia offered to take Fredrick County, half of which went over to West Virginia in 1863.

Virginia is for lovers, so West Virginia is reviving a 158-year-old proposal to ask one of its counties on a date. The answer, apparently, is still no.

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution by voice vote Monday to remind residents of Frederick County, Virginia, that the county has a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia. It now goes to the House of Delegates.

The resolution was introduced by Morgan County Republican Charles Trump, whose district borders Frederick County. Trump was born in Winchester, the seat of Frederick, which is Virginia’s northernmost county.

Now West Virginia has upped the ante, and has offered to take ALL the 2A counties.

In a display of pro-Second Amendment solidarity, a group of West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a resolution inviting Virginia counties frustrated by gun control efforts to switch states.

Delegates in the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature put the proposal forth on Tuesday. House Concurrent Resolution 8 would allow certain Virginia counties and independent cities to be admitted to West Virginia as constituent counties.

The group of 20 West Virginia Republicans, and one Independent, introducing the resolution said in the proposal that Virginia lawmakers have repudiated “the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that ‘The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.’”

“[T]he government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of [Virginia,]” the proposal reads.

If it passes, the Virginia General Assembly would need to approve the resolution as well, and hold an election prior to August 1, 2020 allowing residents in Virginia counties to vote on whether they’d like to join West Virginia.

If this happens, WV will double or triple in size, get lots more electoral votes, take in most of the rural and white population of Virginia, and leave Olde Virginny being little more than a bedroom community around Washington DC.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of leftists.

There. Concise enough?


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