For What its Worth

Seems as though lots of people are being rebellious these days, reminds me of the Buffalo Springfield hit For What its Worth:

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Clive Bundy in Nevada picked up a lot of support in his protest or outright rebellion. Other ranchers and militias from all over arrived not only to support but to fend off the Government forces of the BLM. TThe memories of Waco and Ruby Ridge surface a again.While the Feds have withdrawn from Nevada, the battle continues in Washington.

Arguments have moved from the Nevada desert to the nation’s capital, where Nevada’s two U.S. senators, Republican Dean Heller and Democrat Harry Reid, recently faced off on a television public affairs show in Las Vegas.

Heller described Bundy’s cadre of armed supporters as “patriots” during the show, “What’s the Point,” on KSNV-TV News 3. Reid repeated his claim that the so-called militia men are “domestic terrorists.”

 

Perhaps “revolutionist” would be a term to describe the supporters.

The New York Safe act is getting more than a little resistance.

Arguments have moved from the Nevada desert to the nation’s capital, where Nevada’s two U.S. senators, Republican Dean Heller and Democrat Harry Reid, recently faced off on a television public affairs show in Las Vegas.

The rebellious stance is being taken by a subgroup of Americans who often make a show of being “law-abiding.” But it’s now set off a possible standoff with the New York State Police over registering assault-style weapons – a sore subject in a country simmering with gun-confiscation fears after myriad high-profile shootings.

For now, gun rights experts say, the outcome in New York is uncertain. Will the state take the initiative to seize unregistered weapons? If it doesn’t, will the new gun controls be exposed as toothless, even meaningless?

“The line in the sand has been drawn, and if Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to send state police out on house-to-house searches and put hundreds of thousands of people in prison, they can do that,” says Dave Kopel, research director at the Independence Institute, a free-market think tank in Denver.

Instead of draft cards the people are shredding their gun registration forms.  Another rebellion? This isn’t just in new York.

They’re burning registration forms! They’re rallying by the thousands. They’re pledging civil disobedience. They’re swearing to resist, to disobey, even if it makes them felons. They’re angry, they’re defiant, they’ve had it and they aren’t going to take it any more.

Who are they? No, they’re not 1960s draft resisters. They’re not anti-nuke activists or scruffy Occupy Wall Street protestors. Heck, chances are some of them actually work on Wall Street.

They are the gun owners of the bluest blue states. They’re the respectable men and women of the mid-Atlantic region. They’re people who have, in the past, submitted to the rules even when they didn’t like them — or at least kept their mouths shut about their non-compliance.

Ok these are mostly white middle class/ Blue collar type People. The younger people are on a roll too.

 

Things That Matter

Brockton, Massachusetts has always been been a home and haven for criminals, illegal aliens and drug dealers.  Even the police department has been known to get in the cocaine habit. Brockton and Homeland security in their current war on crime have gone after The Foxy Lady, a strip club. They are accused of having counterfeit NFL and Major League Baseball paraphernalia.

Brockton cops and Homeland Security raided a strip club authorities say was peddling fake Red Sox and Patriots gear in exchange for lap dances and seized the counterfeit goods — part of a growing problem that one expert says is not necessarily a victimless crime.

 

Employees at the Foxy Lady Brockton were wearing some of the knock-off sports teams shirts when investigators showed up for the strip club sweep Friday afternoon and found about $10,000 worth of counterfeit gear, said Brockton police Lt. Paul Bonanca.

 

“We seized various boxes of sports shirts,” Bonanca said. “The same jerseys sometimes sell for $200 at the store.”

It just seems as though Homeland Security and The Brockton police could be better spending their time cleaning up the streets of  Drug peddlers illegal aliens and terrorist. Protecting the financial interest of millionaire sportsclub owners shouldn’t be a major priority.  Then again if they really did cleanup Brockton of criminals and drug dealers Brockton wouldn’t be the same Brockton.

Duck Dynasty Travesty

Where do draw the line? We watch different entertainment media to see how different people live, see and view the world around them. Duck Dynasty provides us a peak into a world that many of us don’t  normally get to see up close and personal. An extended family of articulate Rednecks. I don’t know if the show is popular because folks find it outrageous or if it’s because they identify with a certain lifestyle. What we do know is that it is the most popular series ever on Cable TV.  We know that people watch the show because they are presented with an extended family that are God Fearing and live a Southern Country life that looks like fun.  The show is successful because the family is real, as well as their uncompromising faith.

Phil Robertson had a rant . “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

He didn’t  advise that anyone should take action action against them just that he thought they were wrong. A&E fired him anyway.

My sweet daughter Lawanna I think said it well on her Facebook page..

I’d be the first to stand up for your right to love someone that is the same sex. Marry them I don’t care. However I don’t feel freedom of speech is a fair trade off. This man did not use a derogatory name or statement. He was stating his religious beliefs. Agree or disagree let him be. If he was spouting Muslim beliefs, he’d been applauded. He didn’t even say what he did on the show. America the land of the free as long as you are and believe what the politically correct bastards with sticks up their asses agree.

And Even Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Had something to say about the treatment of Phil Robertson:

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal criticized the suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by network A&E.

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended,” said Jindal in a prepared statement.

None  of us know how this is going to end, but I am pretty sure that A&E isn’t going to end up looking good in this mess.They have captured a demographic in America and stand to lose it because of their mismanagement, because they don’t know how to handle it.

 

Thoughts on the NFL Ad Ban

The censorous  bastards of the  NFL are at it again. They found it to offensively violent for NFL football fans. After viewing the ad its hard to understand why this is banned and caveman crushing dinosaurs are permitted.

Maybe there is an explanation, as offered by The Gun Nut. David E. Petzal in his Field and Stream article.

After the rejection, Daniel Defense offered to replace the logo—a gun—with a slogan, but the NFL said sorry, no way, again.

It’s possible that this is nothing more than hypocrisy. But the real reason, I think, is that the NFL is trying to protect its investments. The oversized guy who crashes his $150,000 custom SUV into a house and breaks down the door with his fists to strangle the family inside may be someone’s number one draft pick, and all those millions his team spent on him would go right down the drain if some terrified homeowner shot him in self-defense.

And we can’t have that now, can we?  It’s…un-American.

Makes sense to me.

Colorado Recall

Yesterday the Voters in Colorado Senate Districts 3 and 11 voted to fire their State Senators.  Most pundits today will say this is about Guns and the Second Amendment. While this is a victory for those of us who favor our right to keep and bear arms. Senators Morse and Giron voted with their party elitist  and against what their constituents wanted. They sold out the voters  to please Democratic fundraisers and Billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg..

Colorado was in a heated battle to add more restrictive gun laws including limiting magazine sizes. and evil black guns.  The thing is that both these senators yielded to the pressure of their party  while it was real clear that that the people who voted for them felt much differently. The victory last night was for the voter and democracy even more so than for the gun owner, Last night the voter got the last word and that is how it should be.

One Fund Raises $20 Million

One fund has raised over $20 million for the Boston Marathon Victims. That’s nice, some of the survivors have a long road ahead of them.

 West, TX Disaster Relief Fund has Raised a little over $10,000 and hopes to raise $50,000. The Red Cross is claiming. they have raised enough money for West Texas disaster relief.

Any new donations to the South Plains Red Cross will go to the general disaster relief fund. Shannon Smith says donations received now are going towards future disasters because as of right now, West has what it needs.

“The chapters there, because they’re so much larger, San Antonio and Austin, right now, their needs are being met at the moment. But of course that can change.” Said Smith.

Why the difference?

They Taketh and They Giveth.

This morning the Texas Legislature decided that the lottery was a bad thing and voted to kill it.

House Bill 2197 began as a seemingly routine proposal to continue the operations of the commission that oversees the lottery until September 2025. But opposition mounted after one lawmaker called it a tax on the poor, and the House eventually voted 82-64 to defeat the measure.

A short time after the vote, the House called an abrupt lunch recess and could reconsider the measure if any lawmaker who voted against it offers such a motion. Unless lawmakers reconsider, the commission would begin a one-year wind down, and cease to exist by Sept. 1, 2014.

Apparently some of the conservative reps believe that the lottery is a tax on the poor.  Seems to me that if the lottery is really a tax it;s the fairest tax of them all, After all its the only tax that is purely voluntary.

Seems though they couldn’t figure out how to make up the 1.04 billion dollar shortfall they created in the budget. So they went and undid the damage they created.

After Sanford’s effort initially succeeded, lawmakers quickly questioned the fiscal impact of the move. After adjourning and meeting individually, House members voted two and a half hours later to reconsider and ultimately renew the commission. Afterward, Anchia said lawmakers were faced with a choice.

“We could eliminate the lottery, and then simply raise taxes or cut public schools by another $2.2 billion on top of the $5.4 billion cut from last session, or we could keep the lottery,” said Anchia. “And ultimately that’s what happened on the final vote.”

What were they thinking when they voted down the commision the first time.?

A Tale of Two Cities.

This has been an incredible week one of shock horror, and courage.  The the differences and similarities tell a lot of about who we are as as a nation.  The Boston Marathon was bombed and 5 Deaths and 160 + seriously maimed and wounded.  The tiny city of West Texas was virtually blown up with at least 15 people killed . 200 hurt hundreds of homes destroyed.

Drawing a bead in Watertown

Drawing a bead in Watertown

The Boston bombing had all the drama, the week unfolded like a Diehard movie, What’s interesting is that the agencies seemed so reluctant to share information. Its like they didn’t trust the people.  When they released the photos identifying the bombers it was just hours until they were shaken loose.  Watertown, Cambridge and Boston were locked down, people told to stay off the streets. on Friday Boston was under siege, and in effect a police state. The only folks allowed on the streets were police. businesses were closed while police searched private property, while the folks locked themselves into their house.It was only when the lockdown was released that it was a citizen that found the younger Dzhokhar  Its interesting to note that for the most part the citizens were unarmed and defenseless. while the Dzhokhar brothers were well armed even though they didn’t have a permit.  Pistol permits n Mass are on a “May Issue” basis and left to the cities discretion.

West, Texas.has been all but ignored.  The explosion killed 14 people most of them were unpaid volunteer firerfighters and EMTs. 200 people injured Dozens of lives were spared because volunteers firefighters were evacuating the nursing home right up to the time of the explosion. .These people were self reliant, left to their own devices to respond and save themselves.

The main stream media doesn’t care to much about Texas especially rural Texas. They think and act different. They don’t understand the lack of reliance on government, and are a long drive away from the Major TV markets of the coasts.   These are the people who arm themselves to protect themselves.

President Obama will visit Texas this week, to reap money for the Democratic party. He will not visit West Texas to offer support.  Nothing in it for him I guess, not his kind of people.

 

NBC and Twitter Conspire to Censorship.

Posting the email address Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com cost Tweeter his account.

Guy Adams is pretty upset with NBCs Olympic coverage and the way it is handling the time shifted coverage, and hasn’t been shy about letting the world know.  He holds Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, as the “moronic exec behind the time delay.” And he said Zenkel should be fired. When He posted Zenkel’s publicly known email address NBC complained to Twitter and Twitter cancelled his account.

Adams said in a column for The Independent that Twitter claimed he crossed the line by tweeting out Zenkel’s corporate email address and encouraging his followers to contact the executive directly.

The email address is easily identifiable, common with how thousands of NBC/Univision employees’ email addresses are determined.

Twitter soon suspended Adams’ account, he said. In a story he wrote in The Independent, Adams wrote that after filing an article critical of NBC’s coverage, he checked his Twitter account only to find it had been suspended. When he inquired why, he received the following response: “Your Twitter account has been suspended for posting an individual’s private information such as private email address.”

With that, the account was gone.

And a controversy was born.

Those who object to the heavy handed way that NBC handled this might wawwant to drop an email to. Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com

Killing Freedom of Speech.

In Boston the Mayor Menino is positioning himself as the arbitor of political correctness and thought.  If one dares to believe differently or independently of proper leftist dogma, Menino has declared it proper and right to deny permits and and licences to do business within his  city. Chick-Fil-A’s crime is that they have spoken out against gay marriage.    While I can understand while some might find offence with some of  company president Dan Cathy’s remarks, there has not been any charges that he or his company have been discriminatory. As reported in the Boston Herald

… the company released a statement yesterday saying it has a history of applying “biblically-based principles” to managing its business, such as closing on Sundays, and it insisted it does not discriminate.

“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” the statement read. “Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

This isn’t about discriminating policy or practices, and is solely about a Chick-Fil-A and Cathys belief systems and things they have said.  What is treally ironic and strange are some of Meninos statements.

“It doesn’t send the right message to the country,” Menino said. “We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.”

I guess the social justice and opportunities for all are for those who don’t utilize their 1st amendment rights, and don’t offend the Mayors delicate sensibilities.  I wonder if the Catholic Hospitals are in any danger of Menino’s retribution.

Its truly a shame that the historic Freedom Trail is where the right to freedom of speech is taking such a beating.

It looks like Chicago might be following in Boston’s footsteps.

A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A’s plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain’s top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.