The new law stemming from I-594 is just 12 days old and already stirring up controversy. The initiative passed by nearly 60 percent of Washington voters requires background checks for private transactions of guns whether at gun shows, online or in person.
Last weekend, the state patrol estimated 1,000 people gathered at the state Capitol for an “I will not comply” rally.
Now a public letter has gone out from sheriff-elect Rob Snaza and prosecutor Jonathan Meyer of Lewis County saying they won’t be going out and prosecuting people who inadvertently violate the background check law.
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Leftist-minded college students, having been raised and indoctrinated in the cult of liberalism, are demanding exceptions. Be assured that I type this in utter dismay … surprised as I am that so many of the children of the 60s grew up to be entitlement-seeking, nay, entitlement expecting, socialist, anarchist tyrant wannabes. That would have been tolerable had they minded their own business. But no, they became college professors, educators and administrators of education so they could perpetuate and propagate their commie-inspired hissy fits by teaching and indoctrinating following generations.
Thus we have ‘law students’ at universities like Harvard and Columbia who expect and demand exceptions to rules based on their failure to uphold their end of the ‘higher education’ contract.
“The grand juries’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally,” Scott wrote. “For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events is all the more profound as it threatens to undermine a sense that the law is a fundamental pillar of society designed to protect fairness, due process and equality.”
Not very good law students are they? I mean, if their faith in the integrity of the grand jury system is shaken by a grand jury that decided a case based on facts ( hard facts backed up by multiple witnesses and multiple precedent ) instead of mob rule, hearsay and proven lies … well, they deserve failing grades before the exams – particularly, though not only, students of color.
It’s not that they’re stupid (but that can’t be ruled out), it’s what you get when you tolerate generations of gullible skulls-full-of socialist mush continuously passing down their brain rot to the next generation.
You get what you tolerate.
Shoulda nuked Woodstock.
From the comments:
- Asking for a grade is like asking those that actually studied to pay the tax.
– Indeed. They want to impress others with their bravery, but not actually take any risk. Cowards, I would say.
– these are a bunch of coddled millennials who are experiencing their first dose of reality. I fully expect them to next demand Trigger Warnings that read “This material is hard, and you may fail. This may make you feel stupid, but you’re still a special snowflake.”
At least one good thing has come of the contrived Michael Brown/Eric Garner spectacle. It has removed the mask from progressivism, revealing what we are up against: malevolent, unreasoning savagery. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to “black lives matter” moonbats announce to the word what it is that they want last Saturday in New York City
When they bellow that they want “dead cops,” what they mean is that they want chaos and anarchy; they want a word in which belligerent sociopaths like Michael Brown steal whatever they please and assault with impunity; they want civilization torn down and replaced by the darkness of the jungle.
With Obama steering the country toward ruin, they are on their way to getting it. The people who control what you see on television are on their side.
And if they were successful in tearing down civilization in trade for chaotic anarchy, the resulting void – that darkness of the jungle – would quickly be filled with something. Some system of government that easily takes control of life and the support of life. A system completely antithetical to the free Republic that exists now. A system that says screw your individuality and your vote, here’s how it’s gonna be.
What system of government would fit that bill? The system called for by the instigators of these protests? The ones carrying signs endorsing various sundry Communist Parties?
Fuelling the immigration debate, nationalists in eastern Germany are mocking the country’s failing immigration and asylum system and attacking the political class …
“We don’t want a flood of asylum seekers, we don’t want Islamisation. We want to keep our country with our values. Is that so terrible? Does that make us Nazis? Is it a crime to be a patriot?”
Wow. What a bunch of racists. And I say that with a straight face too (I’ve been watching professional liars like (THHO)Obama, Clinton, Kerry etc long enough to do that). Even though I can’t identify exactly what race is the victim of the racist’s racism.
Seriously, who hasn’t ever been mistaken for an employee of some store or restaurant? I’ve been asked, “Do you work here?” literally hundreds of times. That’s not racism. That’s life. The fact that the Obamas are so obsessive about race that they look down on people who make such common mistakes is quite telling, and it serves as a slap in the face to anyone who really has faced actual racial discrimination.
It should be noted that Obama and the Bitter Half are in a position to take multi-$million vacations at other people’s expense explicitly because they are black; Obama had no other notable qualifications to become president. Yet we are expected to hate ourselves for oppressing them.
This is more than just another of those moments that warily conservatives point to when President Barack Obama or his defenders insist that no administration has operated stricter border controls or pursued more deportations of illegal immigrants. This is criminal.
RINOs across the nation are not bothered to lift their heads from grazing long enough to even roll their eyes.
Obama obviously has decided to act on his own because he faced little opposition from Congress when he overreached his authority and acted on his own by giving amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. Congress needs to act now, or Obama simply will move on to the many other items on his bucket list.
Congress must make it abundantly clear to Obama that he does not have the authority to lift the embargo on Cuba on his own. Doing so would break U.S. law, namely the Helms-Burton Act.
I turn to the obvious authority on everything, Wiki-Opinion-pedia for a quick (and more-or-less official) definition of the word authority.
In government, the term authority is often used interchangeably with power. However, their meanings differ: while power is defined as “the ability to influence somebody to do something that he/she would not have done”, authority refers to a claim of legitimacy, the justification and right to exercise that power. For example, while a mob has the power to punish a criminal, for example by lynching, people who believe in the rule of law consider that only a court of law has the authority to punish a criminal legally as the law says.
Not bad. Purdy much rounds it up, me thinks.
So we’re talking about the kind of authority seized by the power of a type acquired by the inaction, cowardice and apathy of opposition.
In other words, (THHO)Obama has no authority to do practically everything he’s done and will do. But he has the power – power afforded by wimpuss Republicans. And that power left unchallenged is as good as authority any day.
RINOs across the nation are not bothered to lift their heads from grazing long enough to even roll their eyes.
In case you missed it, President Obama has decreed in his kingly manner, without consulting Congress, that we will now “normalize” relations with Cuba …
Sony Pictures has finally thrown in the towel and given in to North Korean hackers’ demands by pulling the film “The Interview” from Christmas Day release …
… in one day, we’ve lost the Cold War (that Reagan had won) and we’ve lost our first genuine Cyber War.
Middle Finger News sources inside the State Dept. have learned actor and long time butt kisser of the western hemisphere’s most notorious dictators, Sean Penn, is on a short list to be considered for a post as the first ambassador in over 50 years to the communist island paradise of Cuba.
Penn, better known as Hugo Chavez’s favorite Worm and Madonna’s ex-husband than his acting, told MFN he was flattered but not surprised at the news considering all the time he spent sitting at the feet of the late great leader of the Venezuelan people’s paradise.
When a state unwisely elects an anti-liberty candidate for Governor, you can expect him to go after your basic human rights every chance he gets.
McAuliffe’s plan to revoke the concealed carry permits of parents behind on child support is simply spiteful in nature, and is not based upon any physical threat posed deadbeat parents pose to their offspring.
The incoherent nature of the proposals suggests that McAuliffe simply wants to throw out feel-good proposals in order to tweak the Republican legislature, and give anti-gun radicals that helped elect him something to crow about.
“This isn’t just a protest. We are here to openly violate the law.” Attendees publicly transferred their guns to each other in violation of I-591’s background check provisions, and some even bought and sold guns just a few feet away from law enforcement. A fire pit blazed throughout the rally, and at the conclusion, gun owners lined up to burn their concealed weapons permits.
… The Washington State Patrol announced there would be no arrests for exchanging guns – not even for selling guns. Seim refused to obtain a permit to hold the rally, citing the right of people to peaceably assemble.
… “I am not pledging obedience to the government, it is to the Republic. We don’t ask for our rights, and we don’t negotiate for our rights. We will take America back.”
As soon as Obama’s illegal amnesty has the imprimatur of legitimacy attached, the socialists will then clamor for the ‘civil rights’ of the illegal invaders – healthcare, housing, food stamps and last but not least: The Right to Vote.
You can bet your life that by the next ‘election’ millions of new minted citizens will be all ready to vote themselves some more of that sweet taxpayer loot they are ‘entitled’ to just because of all the past wrongs committed by the country (don’t ask me to explain the ‘logic’ of that – I don’t get it either).
And with millions of new looter brethren on their side the quote from Alexis de Tocqueville will apply:
”The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
Remember those evil oil companies who were using their muscle to oppress the American family by keeping oil and gas prices high? Well, despite being fought tooth and nail by the government and the environmentalists, the oil companies discovered a way to get immense amounts of oil and gas out of shale.
The result, as every American now knows, is a giant drop in energy prices that translates into a bonanza for almost all American families. The oil companies did that, not the Energy Department.
This is the Doublethink state of our progressive Oceania. We are expected to believe a lie while remembering that it’s a lie and therefore never really fooled us or caused anyone any harm.
Lena Dunham in BuzzFeed, the apologists for ObamaCare and the activist cheerleaders for Rolling Stone, insist that the facts are a technicality that is obstructing the greater truth. And the greater truth is a worldview that is out of the reach of facts and can never be disproven.
Bill Clinton and his allies deconstructed the English language rather than admit a lie. Their successors deconstruct reality. They deny that objective truth exists or even matters. They didn’t lie because there is no such thing as truth. There are perspectives, some of which agree with Bill Clinton’s version of reality or Lena Dunham’s version of reality. And then there is Obama’s version of reality ….
Feinstein slyly says that EITs “amount” to torture rather than explicitly calling them torture, and why she cites international conventions on torture rather than the U.S. law.
… Feinstein said her report reveals behavior that is “a stain on our values and on our history,” and Senator John McCain said they are violations of our “ideals.” So just how is attempting to keep America safe by interrogating terrorists according to the law, with doctors and psychologists present to monitor the terrorist’s well being, a “stain”? In the real world beyond our borders, genuine torture is used daily without the sort of legal limits or oversight imposed on our interrogators. And most of the time, the torture is not used to gain life-saving information, but to punish political enemies, terrorize political opponents, or just indulge sadistic cruelty. That is a real “stain.”
… the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing the escalation of the war in Vietnam found its parallel in Bush’s alleged “lies” and “false intelligence” about Hussein’s WMDs (“Bush lied, millions died!”). The charge that Vietnam was benefitting the “military-industrial complex” and its lust for profits and resources was duplicated in allegations that the Halliburton Corporation and Dick Cheney were really after Iraq’s oil (“No blood for oil!”). Anti-war critics like I.F. Stone and the Berrigan brothers were reincarnated as the buffoonish Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky. The anti-war movement of the Vietnam era reappeared as International ANSWER, Code Pink, and various other outfits protesting the war in Iraq. Clichés like “escalation” and “quagmire” resurfaced in media commentary, and atrocities like My Lai were searched for in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo
Would I be stupid and racist to say something like this?
I voted for Romney because he’s white. I knew nothing about his credentials and qualifications, nor anything about his goals or agenda.
He’s white. The other guy was black. That’s all I needed to know to cast my vote to hire him to the most powerful job in the world.
Jackson has volunteered abundant evidence of his racism. He admits his racism, he rolls in it.
Let’s see how many ‘celebrities’ go public singing his little ditty – trying to prove they’re not racist. The only thing they will prove is that they are stupid.
Which means we can probably look forward to a major ‘we are the world’ type production of the Jackson proclamation of stupidity – starring the usual idiot moonbats.
Que Cher, Midler, Streisand, Springsteen, Garth, Toby … ah, you know.
we have come full circle. Despite making the same earlier calls for transparency and insisting legislation be available for at least 72 hours before a vote, as Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) closes out his first four years sitting in Pelosi’s chair he has now completely co-opted her tactics.
As we observe the egregious behavior of the Boehner Congress and remember the eerie similarities to the Pelosi Congress, the closing paragraph of Animal Farm comes to mind:
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No questions, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.