Bryan Adams, principled exploitation

You may have heard that the Governor of Mississippi recently signed into law a bill which would prevent gay activists from bringing legal action against clergymen, bakers, and florists who decline to participate in homosexual weddings for deeply held religious reasons.

This kind of thinking is considered backwards and illegally discriminatory by those on the progressive left who believe that lifestyle, gender, and matrimony are matters of preference.  It really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that more consertative parts of the country would object, and would try to push back against the tide.  But to hear the Left tell it, it is morally wrong, and should be punishable by law to not allow their march to a society in which no one’s actions should be judged against the Standards which have held for centuries to continue unabated.

bryan adamsEnter singer Bryan Adams.  Jeff Clark has an interesting piece in the Sun Herald regarding the performer’s decision to cancel his gig in Biloxi due to the recent passing of this bill.  Supposedly, Mr. Bryan Adams was deeply offended by the bill, much like Mr. Bruce Springsteen with his recent decision regarding North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill.”

In full disclosure, the show was not selling very well…

It was reported in March that about 1,000 tickets had been sold and about 3,000 tickets needed to be sold to break even.

It’s interesting that he would cancel a show in Biloxi because of HB 1523, yet he’s played concerts in India where it is illegal to be gay.

So, Mr. Bryan Adams, was your decision to cancel your show in Mississippi based on having your sense of justice be so deeply offended, or is this maybe a bit of opportunistic career preening, or is it just plain old poor ticket sales?

 

A Parody For The “Delicate Snowflake” College Fascist

I offer this video without commentary, except for “job well done.”

I am Sparticus

Not since reading An Army of Davids have I been inspired to believe that there is still a chance for right and reason to prevail in the USA.  Not since yesterday when I ordered the Kindle edition of Vox Day’s SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down The Thought Police.

SJW_200Seven years of being fundamentally transformed will do that to you.

And before that, eight years of the Bush administration refusing to defend itself against the relentless attack from the Left.  I mean, who can forget watching Alberto Gonzales getting bludgeoned in oversight hearings, or the daily press briefing with Scott McClellan.  They left it up to Right bloggers to engage in the hand to hand combat with the lefties of the MSM and internet as well.

It was hard, thankless work.  Still is, in fact.  Especially when your own party is too afraid of being called “racist, sexist, homophobe, islamophobe” to even put up a modicum of resistance.  And then, when we mount successful stands through the loose confederation of Tea Party alliances, we are undermined by our own supposed allies.  And they wonder why we won’t roll over on the Speaker election!

Who would have thought that the model for victory would be found in the Sci-Fi world, and in their close alliances with video gamers?

“Not I,” said the duck.

My heartfelt advice to you, loyal readers, is to spend 5 bucks and read this book. I finished it this morning, and I’m still in a giddy daze.

I am Sparticus.  I am the Leader of #GamerGate.

Greg Johnson has a compete review here.

 

 

NTTIAWWI–Actually, TIAWWI

So the black robed tyrants have once again proven that they have a different copy of the U.S. Constitution than the rest of us and that we still must view them as the final arbiter on the law.

Not only have you never heard me mutter nttiawwi(not that there is anything wrong with it), you never will and I am far from alone on this.

The AG of Texas, Ken Paxton, issued a statement concerning the latest miscarriage of justice by the SCOTUS. A link to his full opinion can be found HERE in pdf form.
His summary is as follows:

County clerks and their employees retain religious freedoms that may provide accommodation of their religious objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Justices of the peace and judges also may claim that the government forcing them to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies over their religious objections, particularly when other authorized individuals have no objection to conducting such ceremonies, is not the least restrictive means of furthering any compelling governmental interest in ensuring that such ceremonies occur. Importantly, the strength of any particular religious accommodation claim depends on the particular facts of each case.

AG Paxton also stated that the various officials that refuse to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples may face legal issues and that his office will assist them, as well as “numerous lawyers” who stand ready to defend them pro bono. Certainly NWWT, IMHO.

In Alabama, Senate Bill 377 passed by a 22-3 vote and has now moved to the House. SB377 “would end state issued marriage licenses, while providing marriage contracts as an alternative.”

This is just the latest outrage perpetrated on this once great nation, the list is long. It is past time to fight the left, it’s time to Alinsky the left.

Sultan Knish has some excellent ideas on that subject which can be found HERE, along with this wonderful image.

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It is also necessary to continue to repeat that homosexuals represent a tiny percentage of the population, according to the Center for Disease Control’s National Health Interview Survey(pdf HERE), 1.6% of the population. It isn’t possible for that small a group, even if all of them were activists, to cause such a stir. It requires the concerted efforts by the leftists in this country to rip and tear away the fabric of our society by toppling the foundation upon which is built.

I will fight this agenda in any way I can. I will continue to mock and shun those who practice or support the practitioners of deviant sex.

They have the God given rights we all have and nothing more.

BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

I’m copying/pasting this entire piece from the NRA ILA:

Gun Control isn’t about guns.  It’s about control!

In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.

It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.” Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)”, which would eliminate M855’s exemption to the armor piercing ammunition prohibition and make future exemptions nearly impossible.

gun-controlBy way of background, federal law imposed in 1986 prohibits the manufacture, importation, and sale by licensed manufacturers or importers, but not possession, of “a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely . . . from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium.” Because there are handguns capable of firing M855, it “may be used in a handgun.” It does not, however, have a core made of the metals listed in the law; rather, it has a traditional lead core with a steel tip, and therefore should never have been considered “armor piercing.” Nonetheless, BATFE previously declared M855 to be “armor piercing ammunition,” but granted it an exemption as a projectile “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

Now, however, BATFE says that it will henceforth grant the “sporting purposes” exception to only two categories of projectiles:

Category I: .22 Caliber Projectiles

A .22 caliber projectile that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition under 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(B) will be considered to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile weighs 40 grains or less AND is loaded into a rimfire cartridge.

Category II: All Other Caliber Projectiles

Except as provided in Category I (.22 caliber rimfire), projectiles that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition will be presumed to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile is loaded into a cartridge for which the only handgun that is readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade is a single shot handgun. ATF nevertheless retains the discretion to deny any application for a “sporting purposes” exemption if substantial evidence exists that the ammunition is not primarily intended for such purposes.

BATFE is accepting comments until March 16, 2015 on this indefensible attempt to disrupt ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Check back early next week for a more in-depth analysis of this “framework” and details on how you can submit comments.

 

How to comment – from the BATFE

ATF will carefully consider all comments, as appropriate, received on or before March 16, 2015, and will give comments received after that date the same consideration if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given except as to comments received on or before March 16, 2015. ATF will not acknowledge receipt of comments. Submit comments in any of three ways (but do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method):

ATF email: APAComments@atf.gov

Fax: (202) 648-9741.

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Brown, Enforcement Programs and Services, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226; telephone: (202) 648-7070.

John Kerry: Epic Fail

John Kerry is a complete and utter failure as the Secretary of State. It isn’t even close. This is a man who makes Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State look competent. He is the perfect Secretary of State for Barack Obama, arguably the worst president in the history of the Republic.

kerry on a bike2A classic example is currently underway in the nuclear talks with the mullahs in Iran. Kerry’s wicked smart negotiating team is described as negotiating from a position of weakness, and routinely “plea” with Iran in their talks, and that Iran’s leading negotiator “frequently shouts” at U.S. officials. link

And now, according to a survey of professors at the top 25 foreign policy schools conducted by Foreign Policy Magazine, Kerry is the absolute worst Secretary of State in history. source

Is anyone really surprised?

This President Needs to Eat his Spinach

I had to read this statement a couple of times to try and make some sense of it:

President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.

It still makes little sense to me that Obama is willing to sacrifice the First Amendment in order to mollify the Islamics.

It also reminded me of a cartoon that I watched as a child.  Popeye the Sailor certainly wasn’t concerned about offending the Imperial Japanese Navy when he sang, “You’re A Sap, Sap, Sap Mr. Jap.”

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