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what i have learned of news through osmosis

You know, for being a supposed “constitutional scholar / teacher / professor / lawyer / whatever-the-hell-else-he-claimed”, Our Glorious President does not have a damned clue about what his job entails, or what limitations are imposed on it by the Constitution: 

"In this year of action, the President will seek out as many opportunities as possible to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. But when American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, […]

ingsoc would be proud

The rule of law is dead in the District of Columbia.

Of course, this is nothing new, given that the federal government calls that not-quite-state home, but this time around I am referring to the laws specifically governing that postage stamp of a municipality.

Exhibit 1:

Exhibit 2:

District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition, Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, Unit A, Subchapter VI, § 7-2506.01, section […]

quote of the day – david e. young

A lot of anti-rights lawyers like to make a lot of noise over how much education they may or may not have received, and how many cases they have managed to stay awake for, and how smart they are, and so on so forth, but it is always interesting to note how little their superiors and betters care about their opinions – how many times have their comments been cited by any kind of higher […]

… that word; i do not think it means… ah, screw it

It may take me a few moments to compose myself in order to adequately respond to this news, rather than just flail meaninglessly on the keyboard:

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would suspend deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety.

[…]

White House and immigration officials said they would exercise “prosecutorial discretion” to focus enforcement efforts on cases involving criminals and people […]

csgv hates us for our rights

Today presented another leaden opportunity to peer into the dark, twisted, demented depths of the mind driving the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Ownership Twitter account (in all likelihood, that anti-rights organization’s “Director of Communications”, Ladd Everitt), and, hey, when you get the chance to procure some free blogfodder, it is on you if you do not jump at it. 

Consider the below conversation: 

CSGV:  Did you know that the Quran-burning pastor is […]

who is mises

Something tells me I received this email as an automatic response to my previous post, but be that as it may, I am always looking for more easy blogfodder, and this fits that bill if nothing else:

Hello,

We at the Society of Libertarian Entrepreneurs have come to the conclusion that the best thing we can do to further the cause of liberty and resist the tyranny of the state is to – be […]

quote of the day – ladd everitt*

Sometimes, anti-rights organizations and individuals say things so very idiotic that you almost have to wonder if they intentionally said it, or if it was just a reflexive response born out of their immersion in constant, low-level stupidity… Other times, you give them all the chances in the world to avoid saying something completely moronic, and then they go and do it anywise.

Today is one of the latter.

Below is a Twitter conversation (Twiversation?) […]