Have you ever wondered what the operative definition of “supercilious” was? How about “imperious“? “High-handed“, perhaps? Well, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s testimony today is as good an example of all of those as I could have provided previously:
“…I have a long career, that’s the first time anybody has said they don’t believe me…”
Based on the laughable claims you are currently making, Mr. Koskinen, I’d offer that such a description is likely long, long overdue:
Posted in big government, government, IRS, Paul Ryan, politics
Tagged emails, government, IRS, Koskinen, Lies, Nixon, politics, scandal
Recently, a federal judge upheld a law in Washington, D.C. requiring guns be registered every three years (among other things). Taken in conjunction with Connecticut’s “assault weapons” registration law which just went into effect January 1st, they portend ill-tidings for both the Second Amendment and our country itself.
Still, you might ask: “What IS the problem with registration”? And if you did, I’d answer, “How much do you know about the Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. v. Haynes – 1968“?
Clayton Cramer wrote a fascinating article on the subject that I read at Firearms and Liberty. His summary of the case is as follows:
“In Haynes v. U.S. (1968), a Miles Edward Haynes appealed his conviction for unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun.
His argument was ingenious:
Posted in 2nd Amendment, gun, politics
Tagged 2nd Amendment, current-events, Edward Haynes, freedom, government, gun control, gun rights, politics, registration law, unregistered firearm
Government incompetence is almost ubiquitous these days, and it isn’t limited to the Feds by any stretch. Our local municipalities are more than capable of bollixing things just as thoroughly as the big boys on Capitol Hill.
Case in point, please consider the following:
(via Yahoo! News) – WFXT Fox 25 received a viewer tip that uncovered dozens of erroneous new signs that were placed around Boston, Massachusetts last summer. Mike Beaudet from WFXT’s Fox Undercover looked into the tip and found how wide-spread the problem was.
A glaring example of the blunder was on Commonwealth Avenue where just steps away from each other, a new 2A West sign had an arrow pointing left while the nearby older 2A West sign had an arrow pointing right.
It is plainly evident that President Barack Obama doesn’t respect the Constitution of the United States. He’s content to sidestep Congress in order to illegally appoint people to Cabinet positions, change existing laws on his latest whim, and completely ignore laws with which he doesn’t agree.
Why is he setting so many dangerous precedents? Even if you favor his policies, it should concern all of us that he’s being so brazen in overstepping his Constitutional authority to implement them.
Posted in government, Obama
Tagged abortion, big government, constitution, deja reviewer, economy, founding fathers, freedom, government, Obama, Obamacare, prolife
Congratulations, Government! Once again you have saved us from the evil clutches of Capitalism and Entrepreneurship, coming to us this time in the guise of an innocent-looking 11-year-old girl.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Why, if you hadn’t stepped in and ruthlessly CRUSHED her successful venture, we might have actually purchased some of these tasty treats, and accidentally enjoyed ourselves! Worse, this young tot might have learned to become self-sufficient and not needed government assistance later in life!
*whew* …THAT was close:
Today we’re honored to have another offering from our friend, the Deja Reviewer! And given the upcoming State Of The Union Speech, this post is particularly timely.
In the 1997 comedy Liar Liar, Jim Carrey plays a dishonest lawyer named Fletcher who is dismayed when he finds himself unable to lie about even the smallest thing one day. This setup results in numerous memorable gags and funny jokes.
One of my favorites is when he drives like a maniac and gets pulled over by a police officer. He’s forced to relate every little misdeed he had just done, such as speeding, changing lanes without signaling, nearly hitting pedestrians, and more. But that’s not all.
The cop then asks if there’s “anything else?”, and Fletcher grudgingly admits that he’s accumulated dozens of unpaid parking tickets, and they’re hidden in the glove compartment.
After this deluge of painful confessions, he sinks into his seat and quietly says, “Be gentle.”
Posted in government, movies, Obama
Tagged Benghazi, comedy, entertainment, government, Liar Liar, Obama, Obamacare, scandal, State Of The Union Speech
Seriously, if the State can redefine what marriage is, this was merely a matter of time:
From The Denver Post:
As if getting married wasn’t complicated enough, a proposed ballot initiative would require mandatory pre-wedding education before couples could say “I do.”