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SoS John Kerry Invents a New Country

SoS John Kerry had a Biden moment last week when he listed the fictitious country of ‘Kyrzakhstan’ as an example of a “democratic instituition” in Asia as reported in the UK Telegrahph:

In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.

The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.

I wonder if Kerry had been asked what country bordered it if he would have said ‘Franistan’?

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February 25, 2013 Posted by | Politicians, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Firearms Companies Restricting Sales to Government Agencies

Some firearm companies are now hitting back at government agencies who wish to impose restriction on firearm ownership of their citizens (h/t CNS News).

 

A growing number of firearm and firearm-related companies have stated they will no longer sell items to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens’ rights to own them.

According to The Police Loophole, 34 companies have joined in publicly stating that governments who seek to restrict 2nd Amendment rights will themselves be restricted from purchasing the items they seek to limit or ban.

It looks to me like these companies have a whole lot more guts than the GOP leadership, who seems to get tongue tied trying to form a sentence defending the rights of this nation Citizens. The link has a list of those companies that have decided that if their firearms are too dangerous for the public then they must be to dangerous for the officials who seek to ban them. Here are just a couple of the statements from some of the companies:

 

Extreme Firepower Inc., located in Inwood, WV has had a longstanding policy that states:

“The Federal Government and several states have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms…If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.”

York Arms, located in Buxton, ME released a statement following new legislation in New York:

“Based on the recent legislation in New York, we are prohibited from selling rifles and receivers to residents of New York.  We have chosen to extend that prohibition to all governmental agencies associated with or located within New York.”

February 23, 2013 Posted by | 2nd Ammendment | Leave a comment

Time to get your Cliff Clavin on!

When I first saw this I thought for certain it had to be something out of the Onion, but no it is for real. The Postal Service has announced plans to launch a new product line of apparel and accessories. Via the Daily Caller:

The USPS product line will be sold under the brand name “Rain Heat & Snow,” a homage to the service’s unofficial motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

USPS signed on with the apparel company Wahconah Group, Inc. to launch the product line, which will start off with men’s apparel and add a women’s line in the future.

“This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion,” Postal Service corporate licensing manager Steven Mills said in a statement. “The main focus will be to produce Rain Heat & Snow apparel and accessories using technology to create ‘smart apparel’ — also known as wearable electronics.

What could possibly go wrong with this latest plan to fix the postal woes?

(update): Here’s one thought of something that could go wrong. If this clothing line is emblazoned with the USPS Emblem could the clothing not be worn by identity thieves trying to steal mail from mailboxes without suspicion (especially if the clothing line looks anything like a postal workers uniform)?

(update): Thanks for the h/t from Doug Powers over at michellemalkin.com

February 19, 2013 Posted by | Economy | 5 Comments

Obama:The Problem is I am not the Emperor of the United States

While on his Google chat yesterday, President Obama made the following statement:

“This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency,” said Obama. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

Two problems that are striking. First, the Founding Father’s set up our form of government precisely so that we would not have an emperor who would rule over their subjects. As a matter of fact, that is a large part of the reason we fought the Revolutionary War; therefore if it is a problem the President has ‘struggled with thought his presidency’ perhaps he ought to resign and allow for someone who does not see our chosen form of government as “the problem”.

Secondly, he stated that his job “is to execute laws that are passed”. He has been an abysmal failure in this regards. His administration is being sued by the border patrol union for ordering them (and they are an Executive Branch department) to not uphold a law when it comes to immigration. His administration has been found in contempt via the interior departments illegal oil drilling moratorium. His Justice department disregarded the laws regarding illegal gun running and the list goes on and on.

So to recap, the President of the United States laments the fact that he is not an emperor and is expected to uphold the laws passed by Congress. If these two items are the problem you are proclaiming them to be Mr. President, then do all of America a favor and resign immediately. You will no longer have these “problems” weighing on your conscience and America can once again be a nation of laws, passed by our duly elected Representatives in Congress and enforced by a President who understands that this is what makes America the greatest nation on the planet.

February 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

How do you know when a Conservative speech hits a home run?

Simple, the MSM will yell “Look, a squirrel!”

(from the Daily Caller)

“Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing  to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address.

Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which played the moment on loop at the bottom of the screen for more than 13 minutes.

Rubbio has his faults (just see his immigration stance), but he sure has scarred the left to death with his rebuttal to the State of Confusion (credit to Mark Levin) speech.

UPDATE: Compare Rubio’s media treatment over drinking water to Obama’s treatment over a fly landing on his face:

 

February 14, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Bloomingidiot at it again.

We all know about all the different bans and regulations that Bloomingidiot has foisted upon New Yorker’s and he isn’t done yet. Today he has announced that he wants to ban styrofoam (say goodbye to your morning cup of Joe) and he wants to reserve 20% of the parking in NYC for electric cars (that will do wonders for businesses and the already hectic parking problems of NYC).

It makes me wonder just what it takes to get New Yorker’s to say enough is enough.

February 14, 2013 Posted by | Economy, Politicians | Leave a comment

Missouri Dem’s – What 2nd Ammendment?

Missouri Dem’s have intorduced legislation in their state to confiscate legally owned fire arms after 90 days by making them illegal to own retroactively (h/t Gateway Pundit):

Here’s part of the Democratic proposal in Missouri:

4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

(1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

(2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

(3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.

February 14, 2013 Posted by | 2nd Ammendment | Leave a comment