This is rather….Creative? Unique?
A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America‘s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election?
Greenie lying bastards
Big Green’s complaints about Donors Trust and climate skeptic money are hollow and pathetic.
If it makes sense to license gun owners and register guns, then it would make sense to license writers and register printing presses
Led by Sen. Mike Enzi, Republicans Will Vote to Raise Taxes & Tax iTunes Downloads
Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, are about to raise Americans’ taxes and set in place the foundation for states to be able to tax downloads from the internet, including from places like iTunes. Senators Durbin and Enzi are inserting an internet tax as an amendment to the Senate budget bill.
The tax sounds innocuous enough. The tax is hiding under legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act. The Act purportedly just harmonizes state laws so internet sales are also taxed. After all, it is not fair that Amazon does not charge all its customers sales taxes. It puts them at a competitive advantage over mom and pop shops. Sounds good until you realize what’s actually going on with this latest scheme to peddle “fairness.”
One day I will have a scorecard for conservatives. And those Republicans who vote for the Marketplace Fairness Act in any form will be blackballed from that scorecard. Until then, I hope groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action will score against it. It is a damnable piece of legislation whose backers are a whose who of major corporations.
The staggering irony of the Marketplace Fairness Act is that it is written by states craving more money and massive corporations like Wal-Mart who want to hurt small businesses that have become successfully competitive against big retailers online. And in selling the Marketplace Fairness Act, these big businesses and governments have hired lobbyists to claim the law actually benefits small businesses. But the backers are a whose who of major corporations who have a history of using their connections in government to hurt small businesses that have figured out how to successfully compete against big businesses.
Even more shameful, these big businesses and state governments have been pouring money into conservative outfits and right-of-center lobbying outfits to try to convince conservatives that tapping a massive new revenue stream for states to balance budgets is somehow a conservative milestone.
Some of those supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act are good people with good intentions who believe the law is noble in purpose and buy the spin. But many are bought and paid for by the major corporations who have for too long rigged the system to their advantage by shutting out entrepreneurial competitors through the tax code and other laws.
Republicans who vote for the Marketplace Fairness Act, including Mike Enzi, should be, metaphorically speaking because it’d otherwise be illegal, flogged.
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Get Your Bacon On… Bacon and shooting go together like, well, anything and bacon. There is a well documented history of bacon-fueled shooting excellence, and if you give me a minute or two I’ll make some examples up. So, with that in mind, I encourage you to visit The Bacon Affairs, where the Bacon Maven herself delivers an almost daily heaping helping of bacony goodness. It will improve your scores. Oh yes, it will.
And now for something completely different…
Got Ammo?… Of course not, because you’re like the rest of us and struggling to find some. Standing in what passes for a modern-day bread line at 6:00am every morning hoping to get that one box of 9mm the local chain store will allow you to purchase. Face it folks, this is the Great Ammo Depression, and brother can you spare some rounds?
I know what you’re going to say. You’re going to point me towards Mark Keefe’s article which explains the immutable laws of supply and demand and how a near irrational demand by so many far exceeds the immediate supply.
Well, I’ll have none of that.
First, I don’t care if this Mark Keefe guy is the editor of American Rifleman, making him one of the most important and influential editors in the shooting world, or that he’s among the most knowledgeable experts when it comes to firearms and the industry.
And I don’t care if he’s an infinitely better writer than yours truly.
The fact of the matter is that all that doesn’t mean a thing because I KNOW it’s the Department of Homeland Security that’s bought up all the ammo, and that they’re doing so in advance of the day when they’ll turn over control of the U.S. Government to the United Nations to facilitate that organization’s plan to implement Sharia law.