Day: June 17, 2010

The NRA Uses Progressive Tactics

I think the NRA just shot themselves in the foot by using tactics that are normally prescribed to the progressive left, namely "win at any cost" and "the ends justify the means". From WSJ: Guns and Free Speech The NRA sells out to Democrats on the First Amendment. The campaign finance bill, sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, is the Democratic response to the Supreme Court's January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which restored the First Amendment right of corporations, unions and nonprofits to make independent campaign expenditures. At the time, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre calledCitizens…
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The People Making Money: Lawmakers

The big winners?  Lawmakers.  No surprise there.  If you had a pile of cash, wouldn't you want to be in the district of criminals to protect it? Our favorite lawmaker, Nancy Pelosi made a whopping $9 million in cool cash. Financial disclosures: Wall Street’s bull market in '09 lifted lawmakers’ net worth Congressional leaders in both parties reported dramatic increases in their net worth last year on the back of a rising stock market. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reported the biggest gain for 2009. The Speaker’s worth jumped by $9 million to roughly $21.7 million last year, according to…
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No Other Crimes To Solve

You have probably seen the video of the Seattle police officer punching the young woman for getting involved in her friend's arrest for jaywalking.  From what the spousal unit has told me, (as he knows this area of the Central District in Seattle very well), this is a main thoroughfare directly in front of Garfield High School.  Why would a white cop even be making a solo attempt to cite jaywalkers on a massively busy thoroughfare in a predominantly black neighborhood unless he is either stupid, lazy, or trying to incite a race riot? The Seattle Police Department is THE…
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