Saturday, January 30, 2010

Obama is a conservative??

When I saw the the title of this post by Anthony Gregory, by I was a bit puzzled. However after reading it I have to say that I agree. Modern conservatism supports nationalism, statism, American Exceptionalism, perpetual war and socialism. Obama embodies all of these characteristics.

Just think about it. Today most conservatives now populate the tired Tea Party protests. I suspect that the Tea Party has been taken over by these conservatives. Don't believe me? Pull one of them aside and ask them what they think of the Iraq War, the American Empire, Medicare, Medicaid or the Income Tax. Most if not all of them will tell you of their support of these socialist monstrosities.

The Tea Party protests for example. The original tea party was a over a dispute over a relatively small tax rate. Today, when you consider property, sales, state income, federal income, capital gains, excise, estate and all other kinds of taxes, it's near 50% of your income! Yet virtually every one of these protestors will go right back home and fill out those tax forms to pay these ridiculous taxes without a peep. Thats a sorry way to protest if you ask me.
So what are they upset about?

They are mainly upset that Obama is in charge of the stolen loot. They would rather a Republican be in charge. Why? that cannot be explained except by a term known as cognitive dissonance. The right needs to get past the Obama-bashing of the Limbaugh types and start questioning this system of plunder currently choking the life out of America.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Extra! Extra! The GOP says I should be offended!!!

Harry Reid makes a comment stating that Barack Obama would not have been president had he had a "Negro dialect" or wasn't dark-skinned. The GOP, never missing a chance to pounce on the supposedly racist comments of the "other side", says there's a double standard since Democrats can say racist things and get away with them but the GOP cannot.

What gives?

Is what Reid said racist? I don't think so. A Negro dialect...that must mean "hood talk". I know of this very well. Its a type of slang that black folks use mostly around other black folks. Now maybe the term "negro" is what the supposed outrage is all about, but who cares? Apparently everyone does.

Would a "jive talking" black man have made it all the way to the white house? Maybe not, thats my opinion. Obama made countless attempts to show he would not rock the boat. He could never be seen as the angry black man so he kept his cool all the time. He made sure to show that he would always continue the welfare state, the warfare state and basically do everything he could to keep the financial house of cards standing.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gilbert Arenas and the insanity of gun laws...

My opinion on the Gil Arenas situation:

First some background:

Apparently NBA star Gilbert Arenas allegedly pulled a gun on a fellow teammate because of a dispute over some gambling debt. Arenas later described it as a prank. Interesting choice of a prank but, I digress.

Now let's assume that the NBA is a fully private enterprise with the locker room being private property of the NBA. The NBA apparently prohibits guns on their property unless held by police and/or security personell. There is nothing wrong with this. Second amendment rights do not supersede property rights.

Keeping this in mind, I have no problem with the NBA suspending Arenas. I do not think it should be indefinite, but that is their decision. I also have no problem with the fines on the other players.

My problem is with the over-reaching gun laws. Arenas has been charged with "illegal" gun possession by the state before. How are laws like these even possible? These types of laws are blatant attacks on property rights and the right to bear arms. These dictates basically say: you must get permission from the local thuggery (state) to be able to defend yourself.

Support by the NRA, gun-confiscating liberals and "law and order" conservatives for laws like these are the problem.

Gun rights are synonomous with property rights. People should carry guns or choose not to carry them, that is their right.

Just take a look at these ridiculous laws that Arenas is subject to:

As listed in the DC Official Code:
§ 7-2507.06, any person who violates any provision of this Act shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, except that: A person convicted of knowingly possessing restricted pistol bullets in violation of § 7-2506.01(3) may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 10 years and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a mandatory-minimum term of not less than 1 year and shall not be released from prison or granted probation or suspension of sentence prior to serving the mandatory-minimum sentence, and, in addition, may be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000. Additional penalties may apply. (See Part IV, Sections 1 and 6 of this guide.)

Storage of firearms:Policy:
It is recommended that each registrant keep any firearm in his or her possession unloaded and either disassembled or secured by a trigger lock, gun safe, locked box, or other secure device.Criminal Offense: The law requires that no person shall store or keep any loaded firearm on any premises under his control if he knows or reasonably should know that a minor under the age of 18 is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor unless such person:Keeps the firearm in a securely locked box, secured container, or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure; or Carries the firearm on his person or within such close proximity that he can readily retrieve and use it as if he carried it on his person.

A person who violates subsection (b) of this section is guilty of criminally negligent storage of a firearm and, except as provided in paragraph (ii) of this subsection, shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both. A person who violates subsection (b) of this section and the minor causes injury or death to themselves or another shall be fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.The provisions of paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection shall not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry to any premises by any person.

The machinations of the local politic is sometimes unpredictable, however one thing is certain: the local"authorities" will always briefly lift their tax engorged snouts from the public trough in order to enforce these un-constitutional gun laws as Gil Arenas is likely about to find out.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Anarchy in Africa!!

Part of the mostly peaceful Ivory Coast is now becoming a model of anarchy in Africa. This is astounding news!

Of course tyrants likely wont let this continue for long. It shows the promise of non-gov't solutions, a no-no for would-be tyrants and hardcore statists. However, notice that these folks are also heavily armed. So, hopefully this anarchic paradise will continue for a long time.