Watched it on Amazon Prime. Uh, well, it was weird. I thought at first this was your typical New York Jew journalist comes to West Texas to make fun of the denizens. Super flat terrain. Pump jacks pumping. Whataburger. Texas Tech. But, then, it gradually morphed into the West Texans making fun of the New Yorker. And pretty soon they were all making fun of each other. I loved the exploding Prius. Best laugh I got. “It’s all regrets. Make it count.”
Posted onJuly 3, 2022|Comments Off on NY thumbs nose at Supremes
So the Supremes told New York you can’t be restrictive on who gets a concealed carry permit. So New York’s Dimocrats passed a law requiring many more restrictions than before plus making oodles of public places (such as playgrounds and Times Square) gun free zones. Where no one can carry concealed at all. Except for criminals, of course.
As the mobs gather to protest and threaten (police used tear gas to disperse them in Arizona) one thing is clear: when the left loses, it switches to riot mode. And that is one reason the Supremes have been historically relatively cautious in their decisions. Until now. A landmark expansion of 2nd Amendment rights followed days later by overturning Roe v Wade after fifty years is hardly cautious.
Angry voices already are calling to ignore the court on both decisions. The Supremes have no enforcement powers, after all. The DOJ is supposed to back its rulings but the current AG is already expressing anger at the dumping of Roe. This could be the constitutional crisis the leftists are always on about. Or just another summer riot season starting early.
The justices explicitly said they were turning the issue of abortion back to the states to decide, but with two dozen states already banning or planning to ban abortion, that hardly comforted the mob.
Posted onJune 23, 2022|Comments Off on The Supremes expand gun rights
It’s instructive to read the court’s opinions on their decision to expand gun rights while Congress is attempting to limit them. Of course those opposed to gun rights in the first place are upset.
“The majority opinion, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that New York’s ‘proper cause’ requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license violated the Constitution because it ‘prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms’ in public.”
Lyin’ Biden finds the ruling discouraging, but who cares what the author of high gas prices and inflation generally wants.
“Tony Plohetski, an investigative reporter for the Austin-American Statesman [& KVUE], tweeted a picture showing [Uvalde] police stationed outside the classroom where more than a dozen children were murdered. The officers, armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield, were in the hallway near the classroom at 11:52 a.m.—58 minutes before [federal Border Patrol cops] breached the locked classroom, and 19 minutes after the gunman entered the school. At 12:03 p.m. a second officer with a ballistic shield arrived, followed by a third a few minutes later.”
Utterly disgraceful behavior. Hardly protectors of the community, just bureaucrats with guns.