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July 20, 2009 by IanTyger
“...it only looks 'erratic and incoherent' from the outside. [Obama’s] throwing every piece of the progressive/socialist pasta at the wall, and demanding that it stick.”

Emphasis mine – to point out what really makes this quote. Not just that he’s trying everything in his playbook; but he’s insisting that it work, that we make it work, and that opposition is unthinkable.

 

(Found here – and the rest of Ann Althouse’s post is worth the read as well)
June 3, 2009 by IanTyger
Bruce Schneier is a reasonably level-headed individual when it comes to most security-related issues. But, apparently, gunz r scawwy. Even in the hands of Boston’s PD (notorious for overreacting) they’re just another semiautomatic rifle. Whether the beat cops need a rifle is a question worth asking, but Schneier just panics that they’re getting “automatic weapons”.

LiveJournal Tags: Guns guns guns
May 3, 2009 by IanTyger
In the end, the sheer size of this country, and the differences within it, may defeat the attempts of the current US government to make the US over. It’s going to falter on two facts: individuals do not always and everywhere behave as members of the classes to which they belong, and the US is fractally diverse.

On the first fact: I am relatively conservative, both financially, legally, and socially. I fit many of the stereotypes of the right-wing republican voter (this has led to some heate...
May 1, 2009 by IanTyger
This report from the BBC has me pricing up shotguns and chainsaws.

LiveJournal Tags: Memetic Interference,we aren't the world,zombies
April 28, 2009 by IanTyger
Linky hopefully leading to thinky

Part I—Want to Ensure Your Kid Never Commits a Gun Crime? GIVE Him a Gun.

Part II—The Myth of Gun Safety. What you must know in order to truly protect your children.

Part III—When is it Safe to Educate Your Children on Guns?

Part IV—What’s Really Responsible for the Deaths of Our Nation’s Children?

 

Something to think about over in my cave as well

 

LiveJournal Tags: Guns guns gun
April 27, 2009 by IanTyger
http://wheelgun.blogspot.com/2009/04/virginia-should-outlaw-guns-on-campus.html – I can’t add anything more than she did
April 20, 2009 by IanTyger
Today’s big news is from the Ninth Circuit – Nordyke v King has been decided on appeal. (It’s readable – I recommend reading it).

The amazing news is that the decision agrees that the 2nd amendment applies to the States, not just the Federal Government (it is incorporated).

Some choice quotes:

This brief survey of our history reveals a right indeed “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition.” Moreover, whereas the Supreme Court has previously incorporated rights the ...
April 8, 2009 by IanTyger
The question is: “Do I have a right to defend myself?” The answer must be Yes or No.
April 8, 2009 by IanTyger
The question is: “Do I have a right to defend myself?” The answer must be Yes or No.
June 26, 2008 by IanTyger
At roughly 1015 hrs EDT, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the lower court ruling and struck down the unconstitutional ban on ownership of handguns and functional firearms in Washington DC. This decision is "the end of the beginning" for supporters of the 2nd amendment - it states that the 2nd amendment recognizes a pre-existing natural right to self-defense and that handgun ownership is a primary method to exercise that right.

The opinion itself is full of high-g...
June 25, 2008 by IanTyger
No decision on Heller today - The Chief Justice has announced from the courtroom that the Court will issue all of its remaining opinions tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern.

To quote Susan Ivanova - "No boom today. Boom tomorrow."
June 12, 2008 by IanTyger
As long as a man with a vasectomy can civilly marry a woman with a hysterectomy - both of them divorced atheists - I can see no reason to prevent gays from marrying civilly and enjoying all the rights, privileges, & responsibilities as the first couple.

Discuss politely, please
March 18, 2008 by IanTyger
Today Alan Gura et al. will be responding to Washington DC's petition to overturn the lower court decision that DC's ban on functional firearms and posession of handguns is an unreasonable infringement on the individual right to keep and bear arms recognized in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution under a Strict Scrutiny Standard of Review.

I can't be there, all I can do is pray that the justices can read and parse plain english.
March 4, 2008 by IanTyger
In the comments to my previous article on the Rights of Man, this was posted by Locamama:

So you think that healthcare is a priviledge?  I'm not talking about fake boobies and viagara, I mean basic healthcare?  I'm one of those leftist wannabe socialists who thinks that basic healthcare is a right. 

Healthcare is indeed a privilege; it is not a right possessed by the "lonely man". It is a privilege because in the end you must force another person to work for you, therefore i...
February 23, 2008 by IanTyger
So everyone is "eulogizing" Fidel Castro right now (regardless of his actual status, it is clear his time on the stage of the world is at an end. I was reading the comments to Armed Liberal's post on the subject; and ran across a lovely comment by Celebrim (in response to an earlier comment that the US has not realized "health care is a human right.")

I propose a simple test for human rights. Human rights are those things that a man would possess were he the only person on the Earth. They are...