Friday, January 22, 2016

A.F. Branco - Hillary's Shadow

Previous Post: Georgia's HB 731 Calls for Gun Confiscation

Get ready for another brand-new political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:
 I gotta say, the fact that Hillary Clinton has trotted out the "vast right-wing conspiracy" meme again really takes me back.  Makes me nostalgic for my high school days when I sat in front of the TV watching scandals unfold instead of talking to girls.

What?

Original Post Here: A.F. Branco - The Shadow Knows

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Twits Hate Trump - Trumpy Woman

Trigger Warning:
Trumpy woman, walkin down the street...
Previous Post: Georgia's HB 731 Calls for Gun Confiscation

Well folks if you haven't heard by now Donald Trump picked up a YUGE endorsement.  Sarah Palin came out as the Donald's biggest supporter at an event in Ames, IA on Tuesday.  Not only does this endorsement give Donald Trump some more pull with conservatives, it bolsters his street cred with evangelicals.  Sarah Palin has made a lot of contacts in the rather large evangelical community in Iowa over the years, and some feel her endorsement could put Donald Trump over the top with them.

Of course Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump is also one giant, honking troll to pretty much everyone out there.  There's lots of hate for Palin on both sides of the aisle.  We also can't forget how badly the media has savaged her every chance they've gotten.  The most egregious example of this was the relentless shaming of disabled toddler Trig Palin that took place several years ago.  

Keeping all that in mind, I wanted to know just what the people thought of Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump.  Would the rabid, irrational hatred of Donald Trump be amped up to super insanely ridiculous levels?  Would people even care?  I delved once again into that deep, dark pit of despair that is the Twitterverse to find out.  Here's a sampling of what I managed to dig up.
Oh I'm sure you can think of bigger jokes out there...
A one-term senator struts into the White House...
Big talk coming from someone with a picture of a white girl for an avatar.
So she's like, the Optimus Prime of idiots?
That's right, us conservatives are coming for you next!  Hide your welfare checks, hide your illegal alien relatives!
If you can't tell if that makes sense you're either smoking too much weed or not enough.
Ah, disabled jokes.  This is how you show the world you're a serious comedian.
Why choose?  Irrational hatred can apply to everyone equally!
I would point out the the two events have nothing to do with each other...but Palin Derangement Syndrome knows no logic.
I hate talking about idiots, but my God have you noticed how they all start out their political posts by saying "I hate talking about politics?"

Oddly enough that's where the Twitter hate stopped, at least where Donald Trump and Sarah Palin were concerned.  Why?  Did the Twitterverse genuinely not care about Sarah Palin's endorsement?  Is Sarah Palin no longer big news?  Or is it possible that Twitter is all Trumped out, and Sarah Palin's endorsement caused an overload which sent twits into a temporary stasis?  We can't be entirely sure, but this is a development that certainly bears watching.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Georgia's HB 731 Calls for Gun Confiscation

Trigger Warning:
It's not paranoia when they really ARE coming to take your guns.
I think we can safely say that any liberal that tells us they don't want to confiscate guns is full of it.  First we had California's A.B. 1014 that took effect on January 1st of this year.  This absolutely horrible law allows authorities to issue "gun violence restraining orders."  These orders essentially allow the authorities to confiscate your guns if someone (family, friends, law enforcement, whoever) can convince a judge that you are a danger to yourself or others.  What's worse is you won't be present at the hearing where this decision is made.  In fact, you won't even be told about this order until the cops literally show up to take your guns.  Oh, and these orders can be extended for up to a year (or more if a judge decides).

Georgia democrats must have looked at California's law and decided it didn't go far enough.  A few days ago several of them introduced H.B. 731.  Why exactly is that noteworthy?  Well just take a look at the bill's summary (emphasis added):
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to prohibit the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for crimes involving the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for criminal penalties; to designate certain weaponry and ammunition as contraband and to require seizure of such by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
 That's right, ladies and gentlemen.  Georgia's H.B. 731 specifically calls for the confiscation of weapons and ammunition designated as contraband.  Of course scary assault weapons (a classification that doesn't actually exist) are considered contraband.  So what's the definition of an "assault weapon" under H.B. 731?  The bill itself defines an "assault weapon" as:
Any selective firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic, or burst fire at the option of the user or intended for use with such firearm.
There are more definitions contained within the text of the bill, along with a list of specific weapons that are banned.  The long and short of it, though, is H.B. 731 essentially bans anything that isn't a single-shot weapon.  Georgia Democrats also decided to ban any "high-capacity magazines," because what would an unconstitutional gun confiscation bill be without a high-capacity magazine ban?  What is a high-capacity magazine?  Any magazine that accepts more than ten rounds.

H.B. 731 gives anyone who possesses any weapon that has been banned a deadline of October 31, 2016 to modify the weapon so that it's rendered inoperable.  Gun owners also have the option of surrendering their contraband guns to the proper authorities.  Additionally, anyone who moves into the state that owns a banned weapon has 90 days to either modify it, or turn it in to authorities.  Any gun owner in possession of a contraband firearm, ammunition, or magazine will be charged with a felony punishable by one to three years in prison.

Section three of H.B. 731 is where things start to get interesting.  This entire section doesn't mention assault weapons, but does mention "machine guns" several times:
Any person who possesses a machine gun in a crime of violence shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than 10 nor more than 20 years.
What's interesting is that there is zero space in H.B. 731 devoted to defining what a machine gun actually is.  Does it use a similar definition to assault weapon (probably)?  Is it merely a semiautomatic gun?  Is a machine gun one of the specific TYPES of guns listed earlier?  There's absolutely no explanation.  In addition, there's this little nugget at the end of  section three:
The presence of a machine gun in any room, boat, or vehicle shall be presumptive evidence of the possession or use of such machine gun by each person occupying such room, boat, or vehicle.
Now I'm no fancy, big-city lawyer (or really any lawyer), but it seems to me that one little paragraph is speaking volumes.  From my amateur perspective it looks like if there happens to be a "machine gun" (whatever that is) in a room or vehicle, then every single person in said room or vehicle can be charged with the crime of possession.  If that machine gun happens to have been used recently then everyone gets charged with using that weapon and can be slapped with 10-20 years.

So let's take this hypothetical example.  Let's say you're out with, oh, say 20 of your closest friends at a party on a boat.  Now one of those friends happens to have a semiautomatic pistol with a magazine that holds, say 15 rounds.  The party gets a little wild, the noise levels go up, and someone ends up calling the cops and telling them about the "drug party on the drug boat."  So the cops roll up on the boat, and just happen to find your friend's semiautomatic pistol on him.  Now under H.B. 731, at least the way I read it, every single person can be charged with possessing that pistol.  Assuming, of course, that the definition of "machine gun" is the same as the definition of "assault weapon."

The other interesting thing about H.B. 731 is that, while it calls for the seizure of contraband firearms, there's no method of enforcement specified.  How exactly is Georgia expecting to take these weapons from people?  Are these weapons only going to be confiscated if they're discovered, or used in the commission of a crime?  Will Georgia cops be going door-to-door and taking weapons from people's homes?  Is Georgia going to force its citizens to register their weapons for confiscation?  If so we've already seen that movie before.  New York required its citizens to register their weapons last year, and a whopping 95% of New York gun owners flat out refused to do so.  I think we can expect about the same level of compliance if that's the way Georgia decides to go.

H.B. 731 is yet another example of the true intentions of liberals when it comes to gun control.  It's not enough to restrict the ability of lawful citizens to buy guns for protection.  Liberals have to make sure no one but the state has a gun.  Georgia Democrats are simply coming out of the shadows and making their gun control desires known.  Will H.B. 731 pass?  I have no idea.  I don't expect that it would, however I'm not current on Georgia politics at all.  I hope and pray that Georgia lawmakers will see reason and kick H.B. 731 to the curb.  Regardless, this is definitely one law we all need to keep a close eye on.

 You can read the full text of Georgia's H.B. 731 here: https://legiscan.com/GA/text/HB731/2015

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A.F. Branco - Character Matters

Previous Post: Hillary Clinton Says 'No one too big to jail'

It's time for another political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:

I think this is about as profound a statement as you can get.  We've moved so far away from Dr. King's dream that it's not even funny.  Character matters less now than it did back in Dr. King's day.  Skin color is the foremost judge of character in many people's minds.  Hell we even have college students demanding to be segregated from other races to create a "safe space."

What the hell was the point of the civil rights movement if we go back to the way things were?

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CNN Host Goes on Hate-Filled Anti-Gun Rant

Trigger Warning:
Yes, Virginia, liberals really DO want to take your guns.
W. Kamau Bell is a man with a pretty big bone to pick with us gun-toting neanderthals.  What's that?  You've never heard of W. Kamau Bell?  The famous socio-political comedian?  Host of CNN's newest show "United Shades of America?"  Well W. Kamau Bell has heard of you, and he's heard that you've got a couple of guns in your home.

And let me be clear about something else, gun owners. I want President Obama to want to take your guns away. I don't trust you with your guns. I don't trust you to fire them safely. I don't trust you to store them safely. I don't trust your kids not to find them. I don't trust you not to get them stolen. 

I don't trust you not to issue a blanket blame of everyone with mental health issues every time there is a mass shooting, even though we all know that for the most part people with mental health issues are only dangerous to a pint of Ben & Jerry's. 

And frankly, I don't trust you not to shoot me with your guns for no reason. But that's just me, and my friends and family.
That little rant is from the end of a much bigger rant W. Kamau Bell wrote for CNN.com entitled "I want Obama to take away your guns."  The gist of the entire op-ed piece is "god you conservatives are so STUPID for thinking Obama wants to take your guns away.  He doesn't, but he really, really should.  And I really, really want him to.  Oh, and BTW, Obama's president so just accept it losers!"

Now you might be wondering why I linked the end of his op-ed rather than starting somewhere at the beginning.  There's a few reasons for that.  First of all, W. Kamau Bell repeats himself often.  He makes his first point, that conservatives are stupid for thinking Obama wants to take their guns (oh, and you know he's president, right?), but he really really should.  He then goes on to restate that point several times in several different ways.  There's simply no need to start at the beginning of his piece, because W. Kamau Bell doesn't actually say anything of any substance until the end.

The major reason I'm not linking from the beginning of W. Kamau Bell's piece is because I'm not going to refute it at all.  It's not because he's right (he's not), or because I agree with anything W. Kamau Bell says (not even a stroke would do that).  I'm not going to bother refuting W. Kamau Bell's words because there's no point.  Sure I could bust out a whole lot of facts that directly counter the assertions in Bell's op-ed, but what would be the point.  The type of person who writes the kind of hatred and bigotry that W. Kamau Bell has won't be swayed by anything so pedestrian as "facts."  The kind of person who agrees with Bell's hatred and bigotry certainly won't want to hear any facts.

So why bother with W. Kamau Bell's rant at all?  Very simply put, it perfectly illustrates the mindset of liberals when it comes to gun control.  You see, liberals will talk all day about how they don't really want to take guns away from people.  They just want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, you see.  That's step number one in any liberal's gun control plan; keep guns out of the hands of criminals.  Of course step two is always vague or completely ignored, but step three is everyone is safe!  Lawful gun owners can keep their guns, criminals lose their guns, and everything is sunshine and roses!

Except every now and again cracks appear in the happy facade that liberals put up.  Inevitably some liberal somewhere will drop the mask and tell the world what they really think about gun control.  It's not that liberals just don't want criminals to have guns.  They don't want anyone to have any guns.  In the liberal mind guns are evil, violent weapons used simply to kill people.  The only time a person buys a gun is when they're going to kill someone.  The only time someone buys a scary "assault weapon" is when they want to kill a lot of people.  This is the cause for so much hatred among liberals.  Gun owners are evil, violent people because they are gun owners.  No reasonable person would ever need or want a gun for any reason.

You can expect to see more and more liberals speaking out in favor of gun control as the year goes on.  President Obama has finally shifted his focus to gun control for his last year in office (he no longer has to worry about elections, coincidence I'm sure).  California's absolutely horrible A.B. 1014 has taken effect, and allows authorities to confiscate guns without due processGeorgia has gotten in on the action with their own gun confiscation law introduced in the state house a few days ago.  Liberals have crowed for gun control after every recent mass shooting, despite the fact that none of their gun control methods would have prevented a single shooting.  With all that's happened it's only natural that liberals everywhere would feel emboldened to come out with what they think gun control actually means.

It's already started, in fact.  The ultra-liberal, ultra-crazy Salon outlined their desire for nationwide gun confiscations months agoThe Washington Post recently stated that President Obama's tough new gun control measures don't go too far enough, and openly said gun confiscation was needed.  Liberals are increasingly feeling more and more comfortable openly sneering at gun owners.  Actually talking about, and promoting, gun confiscation nationwide is becoming more and more acceptable to them.  This despite the fact that Americans overwhelmingly do not favor stricter gun control laws, nor do they trust the government to fairly enforce them.

So what can we expect for the remainder of 2016?  More liberals calling for more gun control, of course, but we can expect them to be more militant about it.  Liberals will, more and more, deride and chastise gun owners.  Their hatred will become more pronounced, and they will continue to use whatever platforms they have to call for the authorities to come and take our guns away.  Lawmakers in blue states (and some purple and red states) will introduce more laws like California and Georgia that are designed to remove guns from the hands of otherwise law abiding citizens.  They will do all of this while insisting that us conservatives are simply being paranoid, even as jack-booted government thugs pry them from our cold, dead hands.

W. Kamau Bell is a hate-filled bigot.  That much is clear from his ranting and raving.  He is by no means the only one out there, however.  Inside all liberals beats the heart of a totalitarian dictator.  They will get bolder as the year goes on.

We will see more W. Kamau Bells come out of the shadows.  I can guarantee it.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton Says 'No one too big to jail'

Trigger Warning:
Oh yes, she said it.
Previous Post: A.F. Branco - On Our Knees

The Democrats had themselves another presidential debate last night.  Ordinarily that wouldn't really be news in and of itself.  Especially since this election cycle the Democrat debates have devolved into contests to see who can promise more free stuff.  Every now and again, though, you get some one-liners from these things that just make you go "what the bloody hell?"  Take this exchange between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on Wall Street, for example:
Well that was a pretty standard Bernie Sanders rant at the beginning.  Except, did you catch what Hillary Clinton said, right around the 1:20 mark?  No?  Well thankfully the Victory Girls Blog snipped it and put it into this helpful little vine:
Wow.  Just wow.  For the first time in my life I am at a loss for words.  Just when you think the universe doesn't have a sense of humor, it gives you a clip of the most corrupt politician in America stating flat out that no one is too powerful to jail.  While she's under FBI investigation for possible violations of federal law, I might add.

That six second clip should spawn innumerable anti-Hillary Clinton campaign ads from every single Republican presidential candidate.  The RNC should have unpaid interns slaving away right now cutting this clip into every attack ad from now until the general election.  This should play every commercial break on Fox News, and every host should mention it at least once.  The GOP doesn't deserve to win the White House if they don't take advantage of Hillary's gaffe.

For the first time in my life, I find myself actually agreeing with Hillary Clinton.  She's right when she says no one is too powerful to jail.  Let's start with her.
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A.F. Branco - On Our Knees

Previous Post:  Democrat or Socialist? Now Chuck Schumer Won't Answer

Here's a new political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:

I keep telling people Obama isn't stupid or incompetent.  He knows exactly what he's doing.  Of course it's been 8 years and still no one believes me.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Democrat or Socialist? Now Chuck Schumer Won't Answer

Trigger Warning:
The question every Democrat refuses to answer.
Poor Christ Matthews.  He really has had a rough couple of weeks.  All he's trying to do is get key Democrats to tell him the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist.  It's an important question that really does need an answer.  The one Democrat that's able to appeal to a broad section of the party's base as well as potential moderates is an out and proud Socialist.  Unfortunately the American people don't have a favorable view of Socialism, and there's a very low likelihood that they would vote for a Socialist for the highest office in the land.  Democrats need to distinguish themselves from the Socialists in their party.  

Top Democrats just don't want to play ball, though.  Chuck Schumer was on MSNBC with Chris Matthews last week when Matthews confronted him with the same question he confronted Hillary Clinton with.  How did it go?  Well about as well as one would expect:
Poor, poor Chris Matthews.  He's trying so God damn hard to make the Democrats look good.  You can actually hear the frustration in his voice as Schumer gives him a big, fat nothingburger for an answer.  That laugh as Schumer goes off on his little tangent?  That's the laugh of a man who has to laugh.  Chris has to laugh because if he doesn't he's going to scream.  He wanted to scream at Schumer.  Matthews wanted to reach through his monitor, grab Chuck Schumer by the throat, and shake him like a rag doll.  I'll bet he wanted to shout "YOU IDIOT!  CAN'T YOU SEE I'M TRYING TO HELP YOU AND YOUR PARTY?  WHY WON'T YOU ANSWER THE FUCKING QUESTION!?"

Poor, poor Chris Matthews.  I doubt he's going to get an answer to his question any time soon.

Original Video Link: Chris Matthews Stumps Chuck Schumer on Differene Between Socialist, Democrat


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

What did YouTube Ask Obama?

Trigger Warning:
It just might.

Previous Post: Obama's Wet Dream

Last year YouTube hosted an event called "YouTube Asks Obama" in which three of YouTube's most prominent content creators were chosen to interview Barack Obama live at the White House.  YouTube hosted another "YouTube Asks Obama" event this year, and invited three more YouTubers to the White House again.  Part of the live event was the #YouTubeAsksObama hashtag in which Twitter users could tweet the trio their own questions to ask Obama.

Most of the questions on #YouTubeAsksObama were pretty standard fare from lefties whose knowledge of government stops at "Obama is my Preezy of the United Steezy!"  Unfortunately for liberals everywhere, however, a bunch of conservatives managed to sneak into the hashtag.  Just as with the ill-fated #AskPOTUS hashtag of a few days ago, these conservatives managed to ask quite a few uncomfortable questions.

Here's a list of some of the best ones that, sadly, probably were not presented to the Preezy of the United Steezy.
Oh come on, what's a little Geneva Convention violation between friends, amirite?
I'm sure Hillary Clinton isn't anxious to hear the answer to this question any time soon.
I'll admit, I have no idea what the point of this is.
Come on, Twitter, inquiring minds want to know!
Oh come on, everyone KNOWS there's absolutely no scandal there at all.  None whatsoever.  Shut up and quit asking about it!
There's nothing Islamic about the Islamic State!  Islam has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism!
Ouch!
Middle school social studies is not strong with this one.
Woah, dude, spoiler alert!
Lie is such a strong word.  I'm sure Obama would prefer something like "shades of truth."  Or "fib."

#YouTubeAsksObama didn't achieve the trend-setting status of #AskPOTUS, probably because the event didn't last long.  I'm also fairly positive that Barack Obama was asked absolutely none of these questions.  Still, it was fun while it lasted.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Obama's Wet Dream

Trigger Warning:
A little peak at what MIGHT be...
Flash forward to President Obama's Farewell Address

Good Morning.
I would like to start by first thanking my staff for serving with me these past eight years.  It's no secret that we have faced many challenges as a nation.  We have had to deal with the horrendous economy that I inherited from my predecessor, as well as the threat of violence and terror-both at home, and abroad.  My staff has risen to meet each and every one of these challenges head on.  I couldn't have asked for a better team, and I couldn't be prouder of the work they have done.

Unfortunately that work is not yet complete.  It's no secret that our economy was in worse shape than we were led to believe when I took office.  It has been a long road, but we have made some headway.  We have added jobs at a steady pace since passing such measures as TARP.  The unemployment rate has fallen to a low not seen in nearly ten years, and our GDP has grown steadily.  We have made great strides, but we are not out of the woods yet.  We still have a long way to go.

Our country has made great gains in domestic policy as well.  Today all Americans are able to marry whomever they love regardless of sexual orientation.  More Americans have health insurance and access to quality healthcare than ever before.  Here again, though, we still have more work to be done.  Our nation's police forces, once seen as fair arbiters of law and order, are universally mistrusted by minorities in cities all across the country.  Perhaps most unfortunate is the fact that mass shootings have become commonplace, with nearly one every day in 2015 alone.  We can do better.  We need to do better.

There have been astonishing successes on the world stage.  We have peacefully ended the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, long seen as a blight on our nation's honor, has been closed down.  All of the prisoners have been relocated to their countries of origin, and the nations of the world are now taking responsibility for housing their own terror suspects.  Of course we have implemented an historic agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran as well.  This deal will ensure that Iran will use their nuclear infrastructure for peace rather than war.  This is a deal that works to the betterment of both Iranians and Americans, and prevents an otherwise inevitable confrontation between our two nations.

Of course the international stage is still fraught with challenges.  Russia has continued its aggressive moves both in Europe and elsewhere.  Although we have slowed their advance, ISIL still remains a threat to many people throughout the Middle East.  These situations require constant vigilance on our part.  We cannot afford to rest on our laurels in this regard.

I had hoped that both political parties would take the challenges our nation faces seriously in this last election.  The Democrat party certainly did.  Our nominee, Hillary Clinton, is someone with a proven track record of public service.  She has served in the senate for nearly a decade, and had acted as my own Secretary of State for a number of years.  Moreover, Hillary Clinton has served as First Lady while her husband was president.  It's hard to imagine a candidate who was more qualified.

Compare that to the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.  This is a man who personifies everything that is wrong in American politics.  Mr. Trump is a brash, arrogant individual who shows utter contempt for those who disagree with him.  He is a billionaire who inherited his money, and increased his wealth on the backs of innocent, exploited workers.  Worse of all, the man is an undeniable bigot.  His rhetoric about Muslims in particular, has alienated our closest allies, and inflamed the tempers of our greatest enemies.  It is a proven fact that ISIL has used Mr. Trump's campaign rhetoric to recruit more terrorists for their network.  

I was, quite frankly, stunned when Americans went to the polls this past November, and chose Donald Trump to lead the country through these trying times.  Like many of you I was shocked when the various news outlets reported Mr. Trump winning nearly 60% of the popular vote.  Are we honestly to believe that two thirds of the country doesn't care about the future of our nation?  That doesn't make any sense.

We cannot leave our country in the hands of those who would destroy it.  We cannot allow the great work that we have accomplished to be undone.  Therefore, after much deliberation, I am here to announce that I will not be stepping down as President of the United States.  I will remain in office for a third term, and will continue the policies that have steered our country through troubled waters for the last eight years.

Moreover, I have directed the Department of Justice to issue an arrest warrant for President-Elect Donald Trump for the crimes of blasphemy, inciting hatred and violence, and possible election fraud.  Rest assured we will investigate the results of the 2016 election, and we will hold Donald Trump personally responsible for any instance of voter fraud.  I am also issuing an ultimatum to Mr. Trump; you have 24 hours to turn yourself in to the nearest police precinct.  Otherwise I have directed the FBI to spare no expense in bringing this criminal to justice.

I know it will be difficult for many Americans to accept this new reality.  Therefore I am ordering all congresspersons and senators to return to their districts, and help the people accept the situation.  All offices in the Capitol Building will be locked, and anyone attempting to enter will be arrested for trespassing.  These next few months will be the most difficult time our country has ever faced.  I have faith, though, that the American people will pull through, and we will emerge a stronger, more prosperous nation.

Thank you, and God bless America.
 
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

#AskPOTUS Trends on Twitter

Trigger Warning:
Leave Obama alone!
Previous Post: A.F. Branco - The Biggest Problem

Thursday afternoon saw the trending of the #AskPOTUS hashtag on Twitter.  I'm sure President Obama and the White House counted on this being an even-handed exchange of ideas among like-minded peers.  In other words, they hoped and prayed that only Democrats and Obamabots would bother to respond to it.

Unfortunately for Obama Twitter is a much-loved conservative hang out.  We exchange our own ideas with our own peers, post our thoughts, and yes, heckle the ever-living hell out of liberals.  Of course conservatives were drawn to #AskPOTUS like Bill Clinton to a busty intern.  Like Hillary Clinton with that very same intern, Twitter conservatives proceeded to make #AskPOTUS a living nightmare for liberals.  I've collected a few of the best tweets for your amusement.
Good question, especially since we've been hearing Obama wants to bring in as many as 200,000 refugees over the next few years.
Ouch.  Someone call the burn unit!

He is an expert after all...

They don't look very happy with him...so I'd say not great.
Damn, son.
Okay, that's not really a question.   I love Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, though, so it makes the cut.
Umm...yeah I'd like to know that, too.
  They had it coming.
Which one indeed...
Oh you know the answer already.  It's not about saving lives, but controlling them.
Obviously they haven't.  I hope they never do.
Oh, good one.  I had completely forgotten about that drone.
Just think about that and try to sleep tonight.
  Hah!  Are you kidding?  This is just about the most fun you can have on Twitter.  Clearly the Left has not learned their lesson when it comes to Twitter.  Frankly I hope they never do.  One of the greatest things in the world is trolling the hell out of them.

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A.F. Branco - The Biggest Problem

Previous Post: 9th Circuit Court Says Stolen Valor is Free Speech...

Looks like we get another new political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:
I don't know that Ted Cruz is actually a problem for Donald Trump, but Hillary Clinton is definitely Hillary Clinton's biggest problem.  If anything sinks her candidacy it'll be her numerous scandals coupled with the fact that there's not a damn person out there that trusts her.

Original Post: Branco Cartoon - Stale

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

9th Circuit Court Says Stolen Valor is Free Speech

Trigger Warning:
Incoming Internet rage...
Previous Post:  A.F. Branco - The Interview

I consider myself to be a fairly calm, reasonable person in that it takes a lot for me to get my blood pressure up about anything at all.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should consider themselves proud, then.  They have successfully managed to get my blood boiling with their latest ruling about stolen valor:
A military veteran persuaded a federal appeals court Monday to overturn his conviction for wearing a medal he didn’t earn.

An 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a portion of a federal law that made it a crime to wear an unearned military medal violated freedom of speech rights.

The panel found that wearing a medal conveys a message, which is protected by the 1st Amendment.
I'm going to assume that everyone reading knows just what stolen valor is, because you're all intelligent people.  Unless you're a liberal.  Then you're probably thinking "HURR, SILLY CONSERVATIVES, YOU CAN'T STEAL AN INANIMATE OBJECT!!!"

There's nothing out there that pisses me off more than stolen valor and the cunts that engage in that practice.  That's right, I called people who steal the valor rightfully due the men and women that serve (or have served) cunts.  Yes, I know that's extremely disrespectful.  Yes, I know "cunt" is an ugly word that people hate.  I don't care.  I have zero respect for anyone who would pretend to be a member of the military, or pretend they won a military honor when they actually didn't.  You people who engage in stolen valor are the lowest form of attention whore there is.  I would rank libtard Internet trolls as slightly more deserving of respect.

The ruling came in the case of one Elven Joe Swisher, a former Marine who served in the Korean War.  Swisher had worn a Purple Heart while testifying in another unrelated criminal case.  He was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act in 2007 after it came to light that he never actually been wounded.

What makes this case even more galling is the fact that this man is a military veteran himself!  Swisher should have absolutely known better.  This is a man who actually served, and knows what it takes to earn a Purple Heart.  He also knows that many people who earn a Purple Heart have made the ultimate sacrifice.  That he would wear one knowing that he had done nothing to earn it-and worse, to score points in someone else's trial-completely invalidates any honor he earned while serving.

Expect to see more on this at a later date.  I'm that freaking mad about it.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

A.F. Branco - The Interview

Previous Post: Twits Resist Capitalism!

Here's a brand-new political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:
 Of course Sean Penn is fresh off of his El Chapo interview.  Hmm, I wonder if the DOJ would indict Hillary Clinton after a Sean Penn interview...


Previous January Branco Cartoons:


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Twits Resist Capitalism!

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All about the Washingtons, baby.
 Previous Post: A.F. Branco - If You Like Your Gun

I was hanging out on Twitter earlier today when I saw a few anti-capitalistic things scroll across my feed.  Of course being naturally curious I decided to do a Twitter search on "resist capitalism."  Lo and behold it was apparently a trending hashtag for a bit, with all sorts of twits tweeting out anti-capitalistic screeds.  I figured the whole thing was a bit of Leftist hysteria that would quickly fade out.

Strangely enough, though, the #ResistCapitalism craze only grew larger as I watched.  Men and women from all over the (very white, Western) world tweeted about how evil our materialistic society was.  They tweeted in their coffee shops, and from their university-mandated safe spaces.  They tweeted on their laptops, on their iPhones and iPads, and on their Samsung products.  They spent the evening decrying the evils of capitalism without any indication that anyone understood the concept of irony.

Naturally I was amused at the idea of all sorts of ignorant Leftists (but I repeat myself) using a massive communication tool created by a publicly traded company to denounce capitalism.  It seemed that yet another trip into the seedy, Leftist underbelly of Twitter was called for.  I didn't go looking for the economists that used fancy words that you could have a rational discussion with.  Oh no, I went for the college hipsters who would throw out some buzzwords without really understanding them.  I sought out the social justice warriors who would scream "RACIST" at the top of their lungs if you dared to challenge them.  In short, I went for the most hilarious tweets I could find.

Come, let's wade into the deep end of Twitter's cesspool together.
Yup, we'll start off with this one right here.  What rational discussion of capitalism doesn't need a racist caricature of the Jewish people?
So we have Donald Trump apparently eating a steak while...pushing away a stack of Oreos?  Is this a critique of Donald Trump, steak, or Oreos?  Is it only the capitalist pigs that are morally bankrupt enough to turn down the world's most dunkable cookie?  What the hell is going on here?
Is that like how rich and famous musician John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with no possessions?
  1.   Resist Capitalism!
  2. ....
  3. The earth is now healed!
Ah yes, we all remember those bastions of freedom.  Of course the USSR and East Germany aren't around anymore, but I'm sure we can ask the Russians and Germans if they liked those governments better.  As for Cuba and North Korea, well 100% of their people vote to keep their current rulers.  How bad can they be if literally everyone wants them?
Yup.  With some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
  Hell you'd have 900 million ways to resist it then.
Yeah, let's put government in charge of everything.  They seem pretty on the ball.
Huh.  I wonder why no one from Cuba is tweeting about how great it is down there?
Oh, anti-capitalist AND anti-Donald Trump.  It's like a BOGO sale!

Just try and square this:
With this:
Go ahead.  I fucking DARE you.
And here I thought it was to give women an equal voice in society and allow them to make their own choices.
Honey, if I don't wake up for my alarm clock I'm not going to wake up for you.
It's almost like they don't understand irony or how the world actually works.  Almost.

It's time to leave you all with one more tweet.  I think this one sums up the whole #resistcapitalism thing quite nicely.
Yup, that's about how this whole thing has worked.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

A.F. Branco - If You Like Your Gun

Previous Post: Twits Hate Trump - Dude Where's my Trump?

Nothing gets the weekend going like a new political cartoon from Legal Insurrection's A.F. Branco:
I think we can trust him, right guys?

Guys?

Original Post: Branco Cartoon - Obama Cares

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