April 24, 2019

At the Late Night Cafe...

... you can keep the conversation going.

131 comments:

Ty said...

Joe Biden is the Front Runner

I suspect a Biden/Obama (Michelle) ticket. Won't it be nice to read positive news again?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

...but wont Biden's(et al) Ukrainian woes sully his sterling record?

narciso said...

So the mastermind of the Sri Lankan horrors hideous sermons were not banned by YouTube, consider what is.

narciso said...

A prolife movies advertising for instance

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

will many in the Fake News world go down for taking foreign $$ to publish
propaganda and violating FARA?

Ty said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
...but wont Biden's(et al) Ukrainian woes sully his sterling record?


Good point, I'm sure the press is going to have a field day with that!

narciso said...

Leaving out the name of the mastermind of the Easter massacre, the fact that even the Sri Lankan govt obfuscated the perpetrating org in other to hide it's very obvious roots is disturbing

narciso said...

Are you kidding neither is the Biden and Kerry kids allowing chinas aerospace company to buy into an American aerospace company

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Narciso
maybe in your free time:
alexandra chalupa/victoria nuland/victor pinchuk/chris steele/clinton foundation

welcome to Ukraine

narciso said...

You forgot Greg craig in that circle, miss taco bell has terrible judgement hopefully ahe was replaced and Is Ukrainian noodles.

Nuland forgot the first rule of fight club,

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

we didnt forget GC --we just left him out, since he at least got nailed :-)

narciso said...

Serving noodles, there is this logic that not fleshing out who is responsible for such an atrocity is a good thing, we thought that after the first world trade center bombing

narciso said...

Oh he needs a visit from the karmic gator for his part 19 years ago.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

...Ms Taco Bell LOL

narciso said...

I've been toying with that one for a while, who was action zo languid with regards to Ukraine well it supplied fuel and supplies to Syria and missile technology to north korea.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

..with the senate's Lyin' and their DC bribery biz

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

see @JMichaelWaller

Bruce Hayden said...

We are getting the cat declawed Friday, and so ran to the next town east of us here today to the vet to pick up their special organic kitty litter, since regular mineral based litter isn’t good for wounds. The idea is to get him used to the non mineral based litter before we head back to the vet Friday.

I watched one of the younger female Senators running for the Dem Presidential nomination, and she told us that if elected, she would give Congress 100 days to give her passed legislation on gun control, before she would start enacting anti-gun measures the Obama way, which is by Presidential fiat. And expected to sign an Assault Weapons Ban like the one Bill Clinton signed. And I thought that in our town of 1100, there were at least three businesses selling guns, and twice that selling ammo, including the Conoco. If a business sells hunting licenses, they pretty much inevitably also sell the ammo to accomplish it. One of the reasons to visit the next town east of us, which is about the same size, is that I had heard that the mercantile there had doubled in size recently, and unowned had a wall of guns. Turns out that it was only half the wall, but there were display cases in front of the long guns on the wall containing maybe twice that many handguns, mostly, of course semiautomatic, so likely illegal in Oregon. But most of the rifles and carbines, and some of the shotguns are also semiautomatic. Not quite half the rifles and carbines were of the scary black type. And a decent collection of magazines, including standard capacity 30 round MagPull AR-15 mags. Good selection of ammo behind the counter, including hard to find 10 mm. I think it was there that I saw a Springfield 1911 that I had shot recently and really liked, for a couple hundred less than I could find one on the internet. Then back in town here, I stopped at our new local antique store, to check it out, side they are now also operating as a pawn shop. They had maybe a dozen long guns and a like number of handguns for sale. They had a couple used scoped 30-30 lever action rifles that were pretty sweet. I may go back and buy one, since I drive by there a couple times a day.

My thoughts were that that Dem Senator proclaiming that she was the most avid gun grabber of those running is involved in a much more significant culture war or clash than she knows. Much of rural America is armed, and many would say heavily armed. A half dozen stores selling firearms and a dozen selling ammo, plus maybe a half dozen gun smiths, plus maybe another half dozen FFLs in those two towns combined, each of maybe 1,000 residents each. And our JP, who tries the misdemeanors and some of the felony cases in the county runs a firearms training school, which is very good. I expect that maybe half the counties in the country would declare themselves firearms sanctuary counties if that Dem Senator were to be elected President and was successful at implementing their gun grabbing agenda. That is the culture war that I was thinking about on my drive back and forth for the kitty litter.

Humperdink said...

"I watched one of the younger female Senators running for the Dem Presidential nomination, and she told us that if elected, she would give Congress 100 days to give her passed legislation on gun control, before she would start enacting anti-gun measures the Obama way, which is by Presidential fiat."

I saw the same clip of the sweet tyrant proclaiming this. It amuses me no one asks her how she can do this? Why do we need congress if she execute this without them?

stevew said...

"My thoughts were that that Dem Senator proclaiming that she was the most avid gun grabber of those running is involved in a much more significant culture war or clash than she knows. "

Rather a Pauline Kael sort of moment don't you think? I'm glad that the Dem candidates are self-identifying so early and clearly. You could make the argument that this is similar to Warren's recent pandering pronouncements: an attempt to jump start their flagging campaign.

Keep 'er movin'!

Bruce Hayden said...

Maybe nothing exemplifies the culture clash that I was talking about like the left’s insistence on banning scary black rifles and carbines. It’s not rational, since those firearms are very rarely used to murder people in this country. That is because they are extremely hard to conceal. In many years we are talking drowning in mop bucket territory. And they are very hard to use for suicide. If they kill people, it is most likely either in a home defense, or used by law enforcement. On the flip side, they are being used more and more for hunting. Of course, with their 30 round standard capacity magazines, .223/5.56 caliber AR-15s are the premier firearm for controlling feral pigs. But in different calibers they can be used to hunt everything from squirrels to brown and polar bears. And routinely are. Thanks to their modularity this is possible for one single firearm, just by switching out parts.

Part of the problem with banning these “assault weapons” is that that effectively removes the last sixty years of firearm technology from civilian hands. For the most part, they are notably better firearms than the non assault weapons that they want to r3strict us to owning. They are more ergonomic, sturdier, shoot more accurately, and with less recoil. That is what the gun grabbers are trying to take away from the American public, because, in their infinite wisdom, no civilian needs newer than 60 year old firearms technology. Imagine if they tried to restrict us to 60 year old automobile technology, or worse, 60 year old computer or phone technology. Yet, owning firearms is a fundamental enumerated Constitutional right, while these others are mere ancillary rights.

BUMBLE BEE said...

I've never received an answer to a question I've posed before. What is the disposition/location of the thousands of m-16/m-4s and millions of rounds Obama ordered for the likes of Dept of Interior, IRS and such? Black hole, and nobody is talking for how many years now? What gives?

jaydub said...

After having lived in Spain for the past five years, the wife and I are moving back to the US. We moved out of the house yesterday, and moved into an apartment hotel for the last two weeks. We are somewhat apprehensive about the way the country has changed since we moved here (or at the appearance of change as viewed from here.) I am hopeful that the change is less confrontational than is presented in the media, but we're trying to prepare ourselves for the worse. We shall see.

I was tallying up our adventures while here, and they included visiting 23 countries in Europe and North Africa and over 125 cities, towns and villages and four mountain ranges. One could say we're sort of the anti-althouse as regards travel, and we've had some marvelous experiences in the well known and many of the lesser known places. Our only regret is having to cancel walking the St James Way from St-Jean-pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela this Spring due to my breaking my ankle four months ago. It seems I don't heal as fast at 74 as I once did, but we've promised ourselves to come back next spring and give it a go.

Fran Waxman said...

It's not about worthless billionaires like Trump; it's about saving the diligent honey bees, and the environment for our children, and posterity.

I believe we are all headed for one calamity after another due to overpopulation and the destruction of the environment. Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done.

https://abc11.com/pets-animals/honey-bee-crisis-how-a-$2m-investment-at-nc-state-could-save-the-bees/5237580/

Tank said...

Who will benefit most in the short run from a Dem being elected? Gun stores. Tank is going trap shooting today, or maybe sporting clays. Yay.

In my small coastal southern town, populated mostly by former northerners and midwesterners, there are likely more guns than people. The real southerners have even more.

gilbar said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...but wont Biden's(et al) Ukrainian woes sully his sterling record?

What the? WHY?
No one has Ever, EVER! had Any sort of problem with politicians* dealing or trading with foreigners

politicians* Democrat politicians, that is :)

Professional Lady said...

jaydub, as a person still in the working world (attorney) and living in the Midwest (Michigan), I would say that most people still act with civility toward each other. Can't speak for other areas of the country.

Paco Wové said...

"I believe we are all headed for one calamity after another due to overpopulation and the destruction of the environment"

In modern America, everybody has their favorite doomsday cult.

traditionalguy said...

Biden wants to run on the old Northerner's favorite meme that they alone can save the USA from the imaginary hoards of old southern white supremacists. It's a Disneyworld fake reality
game. Will it still fool enough voters in Pennsylvania , Michigan and Wisconsin enough to re-build The Blue Wall?

Only if Trump forgets to campaign this time.The boy from NYC can destroy that delusion in a New York second.

traditionalguy said...

Is this the day we get proof of life? Not RBG, but Althouse.

Bruce Hayden said...

Yesterday a friend sent me a link to a video showing how to complete a Polymer80 80% complete Glock compatible lower receiver with a jig and bits from Harbor Freight for less than $100 of purchases there, used with a drill press, if you have one (they sell those too). You can then complete a handgun almost identical to a Glock G17, G20, G21, etc with parts you can easily buy over the Internet, or from nearby Lone Wolf Distributors. The nice thing is that there is no record of the gun with the feds, but is legal throughout most of this country for personal use. Completing 80% complete AR-15 lower receivers has been going on for some time now, and 3D designs (including designs that can be used with computer controlled machine tools) are now legally in the hands of numerous people around the country. Which means that even if the ATF changes its rules to disallow completed 80% lower receivers, they cannot possibly stamp out construction of these firearms. It is just too easy with modern computer controlled machine tools, or even in many garage shops.

We are looking at going this route for some 80% complete lower AR-15 and maybe AR-10 (for larger calibers) receivers. And that is when reality struck. You are no longer limited to basic black. Just like with the demise of Ford’s Model T. You can find many of the parts you might need in almost any color under the rainbow, and if you can’t, you can buy one unanodized, and anodize it the color you want. I was looking earlier tonight at over 20 different colors of 80% complete lower AR-15 and AR-10 lower receivers offered online by one company. And that doesn’t even scratch the complexity occasioned by the modularity of these platforms. If you are building from scratch, you have to decide what caliber, barrel length, barrel twist rate, barrel finishing (part of why early M16s jammed so bad in Vietnam), flash hider and/or muzzle brake type, free floating of barrel, direct impingement or piston, and if piston, what type, whether to use an adjustable butt, and if so, type and adjustability, what type of rails and other attachment mechanisms, optics and/or iron sights, trigger, etc. And, if you make a mistake, or just want to try something else, the platform is modular enough that you just buy the new parts over the Internet, and swap them in, Very similar to the customization we saw by home hobbyists in earlier times with automobiles and personal computers. You can see the popularity of this by the number of magazines dedicated to just this subject by the checkout stands in grocery stores throughout much of esp rural, but also Red State, America. At the grocery store here in town in NW MT, there are probably more magazines dedicated to firearms than any other subject, even soap operas. Indeed, I would put the number of Modern Sporting Rifles (aka Assault Weapons) specific magazines to be roughly equivalent to the number dedicated to celebrity gossip.

I think that you can see the cultural problem here. On the one side, you have a large group of America believing that owning firearms is a fundamental right, and many of them love to build, collect, and shoot them. On the other hand is another large group of Americans whose concept of entertainment is going to the symphony and reading the NYT, who see the other group and go apocalyptic in their fear. But the first group sees gun ownership and mastery as their last line of defense against the second group trying to use the police, etc, to disarm them. The first group reads history, and history starts every morning anew for the second group, and is whatever is most convenient for the moment, so don’t seem to realize that our founding as a country started as an armed response to our British overlords trying to disarm our predecessors. What that means is that there is less and less tolerance by that first group of attempts to disarm the American public, while the attempts to do so become more and more blatant, as we have seen over the last year or two, esp on the left coast. I don’t think that this ends well.

Hagar said...

I suspect the Fat Kid has gotten bad news about his ticker, has no plausible heir in sight (3 generations of ferocious SOB's already is unusual), and is getting desperate (or his gang is) to make arrangements for the regime's survival after his demise.

iowan2 said...

In my small coastal southern town, populated mostly by former northerners and midwesterners, there are likely more guns than people. The real southerners have even more.

The coastal elites have no idea about how many guns are out here in rural America. I know four guys, that between them have more than 500 scary black guns. Probably 50 hand guns. 30 shot guns, an assortment of other long guns. Each has a 50 caliber. Two are FFL holders, they don't actively trade in guns, the license allows them to own fully automatic rifles and silencers, just to name two perks.
These are the people I know personally and have seen a portion of their collections. They are outliers, but only by raw volume, the countryside looks like this, only much smaller numbers.

Humperdink said...

"Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done."

I would suggest 1st, 2nd, 3rd and now 4th trimester abortion has sealed our fate as a country.

Hagar said...

What in the world is the educational establishment doing, writing textbooks expressing opinions about people, not only still living, but presently in office?
This is highly inappropriate!

Fran Waxman said...

["Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done."

I would suggest 1st, 2nd, 3rd and now 4th trimester abortion has sealed our fate as a country.]

The kindest thing that I can say about your comment is that it is a non sequitur.

https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/136/Non-Sequitur

Humperdink said...

Then give me the least kind thing you can say. Moloch would approve.

Humperdink said...

So might King Ahaz.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Bruce Hayden: I think that you can see the cultural problem here. On the one side, you have a large group of America believing that owning firearms is a fundamental right, and many of them love to build, collect, and shoot them. On the other hand is another large group of Americans whose concept of entertainment is going to the symphony...

Then there is that third group who are passionate about the 2nd Amendment and symphonies. Whose members "pass" in ostensibly bluest redoubts as "oh, just the nicest people". Those scurvy dogs, you gotta watch out for.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Taking bets on which one of our resident lefty friends "Fran Waxman" is.

mockturtle said...

Angle-Dyne rejoins: Then there is that third group who are passionate about the 2nd Amendment and symphonies.

Hear, hear!

wildswan said...

"narciso said...
You forgot Greg craig in that circle, miss taco bell has terrible judgement hopefully ahe was replaced and Is Ukrainian noodles."

Help me if you can; Google can't. Is "Ukrainian noodles" a misspelling or some kind of foreign fate? If a fate, what kind of fate?

Google on "Ukranian noodles":
Ukrainian Noodles, Lokshyna z Kapustiou Recipe -
Heat the butter in a large skillet over moderate heat and saute the cabbage and onion until tender but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add the ........

Danno said...

Bruce Hayden said..."On the other hand is another large group of Americans whose concept of entertainment is going to the symphony and reading the NYT, who see the other group and go apocalyptic in their fear."

Apoplectic in their fear, works too.

Jersey Fled said...

"Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done."

You sure wouldn't know it by looking at the activity on the azaleas just blooming ouside my kitchen window.

But then again, who should I believe; my lying eyes or the fools who told me in 1970 that the polar ice caps would be long gone by now?

Fran Waxman said...

I hate the American gun culture/cult, violence, and the 2nd Amendment as interpreted by Scalia and the NRA. Teach kindness, & nonviolence.

I also hate people who commit (gun) violence against animals. I love symphonies, however.

mockturtle said...

You seem full of hate, Fran.

Jersey Fled said...

"I also hate people who commit (abortion) violence against (unborn children). I love symphonies, however."

Fran Waxman said...

"But then again, who should I believe; my lying eyes or the fools who told me in 1970 that the polar ice caps would be long gone by now?"

It takes one fool to know one.

Gahrie said...

I believe we are all headed for one calamity after another due to overpopulation and the destruction of the environment. Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done.

Worldwide poverty and hunger are at all time lows, and the Earth is getting greener every day.

Strawberry Phil said...

My non gun guy take on the gun “debate”

One side fears guns.

One side fears the other man with the gun

narciso said...

Variation on stroganoff, shes obviously not competent about anything else.

Fran Waxman said...

Do you trolls have to insert your anti-abortion comments into every discussion? If you don't like abortion, then don't have one. STOP telling me what to do with my body. It's none of your goddamn business.

tcrosse said...

If you don't like anti-abortion comments, then don't make one. STOP telling me what to do with my comments. It's none of your goddamn business.

Drago said...
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walter said...

"You can then complete a handgun almost identical to a Glock G17, G20, G21, etc with parts you can easily buy over the Internet, or from nearby Lone Wolf Distributors."
--
Yeah..maybe not the best name for a gun distributor.

Drago said...

Fran the Infanticide Advocate: "STOP telling me what to do with my body. It's none of your goddamn business."

Nope.

Shut up.

Stop being an idiot.

Stop supporting the murder of babies that are already born, umbilical cord severed and crying for help.

I don't expect their cries to bother you of course (since I'll bet you support carving that little living and breathing baby up to sell off its little human body parts (I understand fully formed heads severed from the body are particularly prized by lefties in the "Baby Parts" business at Planned Parenthood).

However, if you think we are all going to sit around and let you guys murder these little ones who are just sitting there crying for help without a fight, well, you've got another thing coming.

Fran Waxman said...

"Worldwide poverty and hunger are at all time lows, and the Earth is getting greener every day."

Spoken like a true blind mole rat. However, I love mole rats, why don't you?

https://www.nature.com/news/blind-mole-rats-may-hold-key-to-cancer-1.11741

Gahrie said...

Spoken like a true blind mole rat. However, I love mole rats, why don't you?

Who knows? I might. Do you bake them or BBQ them? What's the best wine to drink with them?

Gahrie said...

If you don't like abortion, then don't have one. STOP telling me what to do with my body. It's none of your goddamn business.

I don't give a fuck what you do with your body. It's the baby's body and life I care about.

Fran Waxman said...

First you rape me, then you force me to have your baby. GO TO HELL!!

Rick.T. said...

If you don't like guns, then don't buy one. Stop telling me what I can do with my Second Amendment rights. It's none of your G*ddamn business.

Personally, I'm a buttress not a pillar of the Second Amendment. I have a membership to the NRA but have never owned a gun. Had a FOID card in my Illinois days and have gone through training, however.

narciso said...

Weak fran is that the best you got?

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/25/5-times-mueller-probe-broke-prosecutorial-rules-ensure-justice/

Fernandistein said...

Enjoy yer commie music you commies -

NEA FY18 Grants Support Orchestral Concerts and Community Programming

"May 10, 2018, Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded 87 grants to orchestras through the Grants for Arts Projects categories in FY2018, totaling $2,217,500. In FY18 orchestras directly received NEA grant support through Challenge America and Art Works in the discipline categories of music, arts education, and media arts. Awards to all arts disciplines through the NEA’s largest grant categories – Art Works and Challenge America – numbered 1,976 and totaled $48,871,000."

walter said...

First you obfuscate, then you paint over with a broad brush.

walter said...

But it's your first month (day?) on Blogger. You'll settle in.

Fernandistein said...

First you rape me, then you force me to have your baby. GO TO HELL!!

I thought the process was to first rape the baby and then kill you to make you the killer's slave in Hell. That's according to the Zodiac killer, at least, and he should know.

But if you had a gun you could abort yourself and prevent all that!

Fran Waxman said...
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Fernandistein said...

Here is an empowered feminista:

Nicolas Cage’s wife of four days seeks spousal support

mockturtle said...

Tcrosse counters: If you don't like anti-abortion comments, then don't make one. STOP telling me what to do with my comments. It's none of your goddamn business.

Well played, sir!

Fran Waxman said...

I hope everyone of your trolls get pregnant tomorrow. I'd make it happen if I could. I'd stick you creeps/trolls with the child support bill for every woman who has a child, and needs help to pay for it. You love an unborn fetus so much, let's make you pay for it once it's born.

mockturtle said...
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Tommy Duncan said...

Fran said: "STOP telling me what to do with my body.

The body we are worried about has DNA that is different from yours. A pregnant woman has a separate body within her body.

Have you ever watched an ultrasound of an abortion? Have you ever held an aborted baby in your hands?

mockturtle said...

As I suspected, 'Fran' is a hoax. At first I though it might be a reincarnated I**a or even Trumpit but she/he/it may be an independent troll. Not to be taken seriously. :-D

narciso said...

Not even trying she is:



https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/sri-lankan-bombers-unmasked-amid-intell-fiasco/

Fran Waxman said...

Mockturtle,

I hope you get pregnant with quintuplets tomorrow. It might take a lot to rejuvenate your old uterus.

JRoberts said...

When I'm in freeway traffic in Los Angeles, I sometime wonder how many of the crazy drivers have guns. It concerns me.

However, when I'm in freeway traffic in Atlanta, probably a higher percentage of drivers have guns. It doesn't concern me at all.

JRoberts said...

When urban liberals want to abolish the Second Amendment I wonder if it is because they fear legal gun owners in flyover country or because they fear minority gun owners in the city.

Fran Waxman said...

"Have you ever watched an ultrasound of an abortion? Have you ever held an aborted baby in your hands?"

No, but I'd like to put aborted babies in a blender and use the frothy mixture as fertilizer for my vegetable garden. Why should an aborted fetus go to waste?

Rory said...

"The coastal elites have no idea about how many guns are out here in rural America."

I was looking for a house last year in some of the tonier suburbs around Pittsburgh. I was very surprised by how many houses had substantial gun safes in the basement.

narciso said...

The full interview:

https://claremont.org/crb/basicpage/an-interview-with-norman-podhoretz/

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

“I expect that maybe half the counties in the country would declare themselves firearms sanctuary counties if that Dem Senator were to be elected President and was successful at implementing their gun grabbing agenda.”

And that might be the breaking point of Federal (and State authority). In the past, the Sheriffs and Commissioners of even the reddest counties have been reluctant to defy the laws imposed by larger entities, but the Democrats have persistently assured us that it’s all good. That being the case, it is inevitable that the same standard starts being applied to things like guns, taxes, and land use. Unintended consequences, indeed. Realistically, no Federal or State government is going to have the will or the resources to enforce these laws over a massive patchwork of counties.

Someone above makes a good point about how drastically the Left fails to understand the distribution of guns in our society. They seem to think only gangs and crazed militia members would have an EBR. And yet on my little suburban block (maybe 10 houses) there three houses, that I know of, that have 40+ guns in each. As with any cultural subgroup, you have to be in gun culture to understand what’s going on in gun culture.

Rory said...

"The body we are worried about has DNA that is different from yours."

It's the exact same test that they use to spring guys from jail years after they were mistakenly ID'd and convicted. If the test isn't valid, those guys all have to die in jail.

narciso said...


Heh:

https://mobile.twitter.com/hale_razor/status/1121403928950665216

chickelit said...

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...Taking bets on which one of our resident lefty friends "Fran Waxman" is.

Nancy Pelosi with inflamed nostrils.

Fran Waxman said...

"When urban liberals want to abolish the Second Amendment I wonder if it is because they fear legal gun owners in flyover country or because they fear minority gun owners in the city."

We "liberals" want the gun violence to stop against people and animals.

Load guns are dangerous. That's a good reason to fear and loathe them as far as I'm concerned. Outlaw bullets, and guns would be pointless.

chickelit said...

Ty said...
Joe Biden is the Front Runner

I suspect a Biden/Obama (Michelle) ticket. Won't it be nice to read positive news again?


Translation: Ty wants the media to go back to sleep as during both Obama Administrations.

Fritz said...

Honey bees are like the canary in the coal mine to warn us of our fate if nothing is done.

Honey Bees are not native to the Western Hemisphere, and thus are, to use a common scientific term, an invasive species, like Snakeheads, Starlings, English Sparrows and Mitten Crabs. They just happen to be one we like, because of honey. Prior to their importation, native bees successfully pollinated the native plants.

Their recent decline, which has been grossly exaggerated, may be nothing more than the system adjusting to their presence, as their old world diseases and parasites catch up to them. The current bugaboo, neonic insecticides, almost assuredly has nothing to do with it.

chickelit said...

Fran Waxman wrote: We "liberals" want the gun violence to stop against people and animals.

What's your view on cheeseburgers and seagulls?

William said...

Here's an interesting, little noted statistic. After they passed the Prohibition Amendment, the number of deaths due to traffic fatalities plummeted. If you ban alcohol, you ban drunken driving. Some of the other side effects of Prohibition were not so benign, however......If you outlaw all guns, it's possible that the number of gun deaths will dip, but not all the other consequences will be so fortuitous. If you outlaw strictly black guns with scary names, I expect about an equal number of gun deaths......In any event, given our technology and the will of the people, it is not possible to ban first term abortions, marijuana, internet porn, gay marriage, and guns. In most of these areas, the liberals come out ahead. They should show a little deference to the will of the people when it comes to guns.

narciso said...

Oh sorry about that:

https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/04/24/veteran-kristofer-goldsmith-war-crimes?__twitter_impression=true

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

narciso said...
The full interview:

and this plus spin-offs
https://americanmind.org/features/winning-the-new-irrepressible-conflict/

MadisonMan said...

Even I, in liberal Madison, own a shotgun, an old Fox Sterlingworth.

No ammo though.

livermoron said...

The gun-crime and murder rates would drop dramatically if Democrats were denied the right to own guns. I am sure Ing...er..Fran would support that common sense legislation.

Known Unknown said...

"First you rape me, then you force me to have your baby. GO TO HELL!!"

I larfed.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I'm more afraid of a government who confiscates guns than I am of ... guns.

William said...

I have an open mind on plastic straws. I'm willing to curtail my use of plastic straws in order to make a better world. I think progressives should make plastic straws their big issue in the coming election. You just have to look at Trump to know that he uses plastic straws and makes disgusting slurping noises when he drinks sodas,

Anonymous said...

I like "buttress" of gun rights too (Churchill?)

I have owned guns in the past and may well acquire another one (don't tell the wife!)
I don't groove on them, but I've been around people all my life who do, and they don't scare me. Mostly they just bore me.

This country is awash in guns, but even if I thought that was a CRISIS per se, I'd rather keep 2nd amendment rights (and all the others, too) intact.

Narr
We drilled with, and learned to field-strip and reassemble (in 60 seconds in the dark) declawed M1 Garand .30 caliber, semi-automatic shoulder weapons in JROTC (two years, mandatory) but all they let us shoot were bolt-action 22s. This would have been about when I started driving my Oma to the symphony concerts and operas, instead of her driving us.

iowan2 said...

Fran's just trolling for some unknown reason. Nothing but meaningless bromides, and ad hominems. Not even par for the course.

mockturtle said...

Nancy Pelosi with inflamed nostrils.

Or flared nostrils. ;-D

Michael K said...

Load guns are dangerous. That's a good reason to fear and loathe them as far as I'm concerned. Outlaw bullets, and guns would be pointless.

Yes, I agree. I have seen them running wild in the streets and even the commuter trains in Chicago.

They succeed in hiding their little legs from all but the political leftists who see them just as clearly as they see clam legs,

tcrosse said...

Every time somebody refuses a plastic straw, the Chinese shut down another coal-fired power plant. (And an angel gets its wings)

Known Unknown said...

"When urban liberals want to abolish the Second Amendment I wonder if it is because they fear legal gun owners in flyover country or because they fear minority gun owners in the city."

That's why they live in gated enclaves. They don't care if the urban yutes slaughter one another with handgun violence. They only care if one of their own (liberal, white) gets gunned down in an anomalous school shooting.

If they really gave a damn about gun violence, they would consider legalizing drugs.

Fran Waxman said...

The trolls have spoiled this cafe, surely not for the last time, with insane talk about guns, which they love to DEATH, and abortions, which they'd outlaw. They need to find another hobby like bowling.

Known Unknown said...

"The trolls have spoiled this cafe, surely not for the last time, with insane talk about guns, which they love to DEATH, and abortions, which they'd outlaw. They need to find another hobby like bowling."

I miss Inga. ; )

Michael K said...

You love an unborn fetus so much, let's make you pay for it once it's born.

I know "she" is a troll but this reminds me of a story,

A friend of mine, a GP, used to do vasectomies. He did one on a guy who was his barber. Well, vasectomies should always be checked with a sperm count before doing away with protection. This barber never got the post-vasectomy sperm count.

Then, sure enough, his wife turned up pregnant. That was before DNA so that question did not arise. Anyway, the barber sued the GP.

I told my friend the GP he should offer to adopt the kid and see what the response would be.

Fran has no idea of how many people wish there were babies availble for adoption. That's why they go to China to adopt.

Roughcoat said...

I'm adding a Ruger AR-556 to my collection:

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/4/13/new-for-2019-ruger-ar-556-pistol/

A real beauty.

Howard said...

Most of the plastic waste comes from Asia. It flows out to sea on their filthy rivers. Wealth is the only path to environmental enlightenment. Slavoj Žižek has a great theory about how the political correct use recycling and wooden straws to absolve themselves from an otherwise profligate standard American lifestyle.

Howard said...

Camel Tow Harris is not seriously running for President, she is just bolstering her status as a future pussy cat of the Senate. Hence, she can afford to piss off the "Reagan Democrats" in flyover country with her tyrannical gun control proposal. Your over the top protestations over this squirrel only serve to reinforce your manhood insecurity. Win-win

mockturtle said...

The EU has announced they will greatly increase the number of guards on the Frontex border. Unfortunately, it seems that the goal is not to prevent illegal migration but to protect it. Sad. I'm beginning to suspect we are doing the same thing here. The job of the Border Patrol seems to be 'arresting' hordes of illegals and making sure they are housed and fed then released into our communities. This cannot end well.

livermoron said...

Fran said:
The trolls have spoiled this cafe, surely not for the last time, with insane talk about guns
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Oh come on, this is classic Inga...the lack of self-awareness, the stupidity. She's just hiding under a new moniker.

I mean, I hope it is Inga...the universe isn't so evil to make two of them, isn't it?
I wonder who she got to do the Capcha verification for her? Probably one of her 57 daughters.

mockturtle said...

Roughcoat reports: I'm adding a Ruger AR-556 to my collection:

https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2019/4/13/new-for-2019-ruger-ar-556-pistol/

A real beauty.


Nice! ['Pistol', huh?] I have a Ruger revolver but it's bulky and heavy. I like the compactness of the SIG Sauer P365.

Howard said...

Mock turtle finally admitting to yourself Trump's position on the border is all show and no go all hat and no cattle. He owns it now

mockturtle said...

He?

mockturtle said...

Howard, you [unexpectedly] make a valid point. Nothing has been done. I'm sick and tired of hearing federal and state officials whining that their 'hands are tied'. This is bullshit and they're all a bunch of pussies.

mockturtle said...

What would Andrew Jackson have done?

Quaestor said...

"Fran Waxman" is a newly minted nom de plume, since April 2019, which could have been since yesterday. The name "Fran Waxman" was obviously chosen to elicit rejoinders and condemnations which could be spun as anti-semitic. The operator of the sock puppet is likely to be the operator of "Trumpit", and is taking advantage of Althouse's preoccupation to vandalize her blog with searchable nonsense. We would all do our host a favor by ignoring the sound and fury.

livermoron said...

I always assumed 'trumpit' was a parody account. Its commentary certainly read that way.

iowan2 said...

Oh come on, this is classic Inga...the lack of self-awareness, the stupidity. She's just hiding under a new moniker.

She hasn't started cutting and pasting stuff she thinks supports her cause, but actual disputes it.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Trumpit is definitely a parody. Or a troll whose impishness overrides the measured concern necessary for quality mobying.

walter said...

William said...progressives should make plastic straws their big issue in the coming election. You just have to look at Trump to know that he uses plastic straws and makes disgusting slurping noises when he drinks sodas,
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Classic straw man.

Meanwhile..

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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

any somewhat conservative-leaning comments section will be assigned
thread disruptors, and they arent necessarily actual people

walter said...

Could be a Meade-Puppet.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

you know what happens when you hang a "WET PAINT-DO NOT TOUCH" sign

it's this perverse impulse that gives them their viability

Fen said...

You love an unborn fetus so much, let's make you pay for it once it's born

It's a human being, it's not your property.

Pretty sure we drove that point home in 1865.

And by your debased logic
1) if no one is willing to care for you then we should just kill you off.
2) if no one will take in the homeless we should just kill them off.

You're a monster. YOU should put down.

Fen said...

Fran: "First you rape me, then you force me to have your baby. GO TO HELL!!"

Sigh. Inga, we've been over this - please keep your fantasies in the privacy of your bedroom.

DavidD said...

Paco Wové said...
"I believe we are all headed for one calamity after another due to overpopulation and the destruction of the environment"

In modern America, everybody has their favorite doomsday cult.

...

In Russia, doomsday cult has you. Da.

Trumpit said...

[Fran: "First you rape me, then you force me to have your baby. GO TO HELL!!"

Sigh. Inga, we've been over this - please keep your fantasies in the privacy of your bedroom.]


My fantasy is for your rude mouth to be sewn shut permanently.

DavidD said...

Fran Waxman said...
I hope everyone of your trolls get pregnant tomorrow. I'd make it happen if I could. I'd stick you creeps/trolls with the child support bill for every woman who has a child, and needs help to pay for it. You love an unborn fetus so much, let's make you pay for it once it's born.

...

I’ve adopted twice. Have you?

Trumpit said...

"I’ve adopted twice. Have you?"

Speaking for myself, I've adopted numerous dogs and cats. I've also adopted 2 children, one with mental retardation, one with autism. Now, can you please shut up?

Jim at said...

Fran Waxman = Trumpit

Too easy.

Jim at said...

I always assumed 'trumpit' was a parody account. Its commentary certainly read that way.

Nope. I read too many Letters to the Editor from people who sound just like her. And they're serious.