My appearance on Mike Huckabee's radio show to discuss the "nuclear option" is available here
There has been a vicious new "game." People have been killed from these attacks in Syracuse, St. Louis, and New Jersey
. Fortunately, in Michigan, a victim was able to defend himself. From Lansing Michigan:The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn't work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.
"He shoved something into my side. I wasn't sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn't sure if it was a knife or a gun," said the victim. Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He's been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he's getting off easy. "It was just a lesson learned. I wish I hadn't played the game at all," said Weaver.
But Weaver say's this wasn't the first time he'd played it. Before he was caught, he and his friends had attacked random people on several occasions. "Not many, six or seven. It wouldn't be an every day game, just a certain game to be played on certain days. You don't even try to rob them or anything. That's the game," said Weaver. . . .
So much for Obama's promise if you like your doctor, you can keep him. Are we also going to see a lot fewer doctors soon? From McClatchy:Many doctors are disturbed that they’ll be paid less – often a lot less – to care for the millions of patients who are projected to buy coverage through the health law’s new insurance marketplaces.
Some have complained to medical associations – including those in Texas, California, Georgia, Connecticut and New York – saying the discounted rates could lead to a two-tiered system in which fewer doctors participate, perhaps making it harder for consumers to get the care they need. . . . People “may experience wait times to get in, but that is not unique to people in exchange plans,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University, . . . People “may experience wait times to get in, but that is not unique to people in exchange plans,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University, . . . A survey by the Medical Society of the State of New York found that 40 percent of more than 400 physicians who had responded so far said they’d chosen not to participate in a health insurer’s exchange plan, and one-third said they did not know whether they were participating or not. . . .
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/20/209165/doctors-are-concerned-about-pay.html#storylink=cpy
Democrat congressional staff are "shocked" by how much Obamacare is increasing their insurance premiums? Aren't these the very people who oversaw the writing and evaluation of Obamacare? But if these staff can't even come close to foreseeing the implications for their own insurance, how much do they really understand health insurance?
Politicians seem to think if they just pass a law they can just mandate what they want and ignore the laws of economics.
From Politico:Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they’ll pay under Obamacare, and they’re scrambling to find a cure.
“In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO. “Simply unacceptable.” In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because of the change to their health insurance. . . .
How many errors can Mayor Bloomberg introduce into Thanksgiving dinner conversations? Apparently a lot
-- That 40% of guns are transferred without a background check? That they have stopped "2 million" prohibited people from getting guns? See the errors with the claims here
.-- Reasonable limits? Well, Bloomberg thought that DC's handgun ban was a reasonable regulation
. If you want to see what Bloomberg believes are sensible gun restrictions in New York City, watch this report from last week by John Stossel.What about the relationship between gun ownership and murders? See a response here
.-- As to the claim that they just want to stop felons from getting guns, that is obviously not true. Just look again at Stossel's piece. $430 fee? Making sure that you know the difference between all sorts of bizarre and rare knives? Making sure that you have a good reason for owning a gun?
NYT 2004: "[The filibuster] is all part of the Senate’s time-honored deliberative role and of its protection of minority rights, which Republican leaders would now desecrate in overreaching from their majority perch."
NYT 2013 (today): "a majority did the only logical thing and stripped away their power to block the president’s nominees... That means a return to the democratic process of giving nominees an up-or-down vote."
The claim that things are so much worse now is simply false. The bottom line is the confirmation rate and Obama has a much higher confirmation rate for Circuit
court nominees that other recent presidents.
Thanks to Maxim for these quotes.
Outgoing New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has spent his career promoting an extreme gun control agenda.
The Ochoco National Forest has received proposals from some Crooked River Ranch homeowners proposing that target shooting be prohibited in The Peninsula, a popular recreational area within the Crooked River National Grassland. The Grassland is immediately north of the Ranch.
Box Canyon is a very popular recreational area. Its heavy use requires periodic clean ups to help keep it looking beautiful. We are encouraging shooters and hunters who recreate on this and other public lands to come out and participate in a clean-up project. When: Saturday, December 7 Time: 8:00 am to noon Where: Box Canyon outside Maricopa
Raymond Kelly has made it clear that he believes it should be as difficult as possible, and mostly illegal, for law-abiding Americans to own a firearm for self-defense.However, when it comes to defending his life, Kelly wants to be surrounded by firearms. Not only that, he wants other people to pay for it.
Outgoing New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has long been anti-gun. And, as a minion of anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he is, naturally, an outspoken proponent of Bloomberg's gun control initiatives and agenda. But guess what? When he leaves office and reverts back to just being an "average citizen," Kelly wants for himself, what he would quickly deny to you: Self-defense in the form of armed protection.
Thanksgiving Day is not until next week, but we're going to get the next item out of the way now. We realize that normal people, who at other times are "in the fight" regarding the right to keep and bear arms, will want to enjoy the upcoming holiday the traditional way: gathered together with family and friends, strengthening the ties with people with whom they are closest, giving thanks for the good fortune to live in the greatest country on Earth, and for at least a day or two, trying to abstain from argument and controversy. "Normal people," that is.
Last January, National Review Editor Rich Lowry joined a host of others in denouncing Barack Obama's use of elementary school children at a press conference to unveil his gun control agenda, calling the spectacle "stupidly exploitative" and "infantile." A newly-released ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, however, suggests some in the anti-gun community have perversely taken that criticism as a challenge. With the new ad, the Brady Campaign seems intent on taking the tone of anti-gun arguments from the school yard to the nursery.
On November 15th, attendees of the University of Connecticut School of Law's "Up in Arms: The Second Amendment in the Modern Republic" symposium were subjected to a presentation by Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Mary Margaret Penrose (video, starting at 1:18:30) that managed to be both stridently radical and backward looking. While antigun sentiment is all too common amongst the educational elite, Prof. Penrose upped by the ante by calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment, along with … well … reimagining the rest of the current U.S. Constitution.
An article on the PolicyMic website, written by Brian Frydenborg, who identified himself as a former "Peace Operations" student in college, makes a number of scholarly-sounding claims.
I don't know what holiday dinners are like at Michael Bloomberg's house, but I suspect there's an awful lot of picking at food while the windbag at the head of the table lectures the assembled guests about why he's right and they're all idiots. That's the message I get from his pet Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, which wants its loyal minions, if there are any, to sit down to their Thanksgiving feasts and immediately start fights with relatives they haven't seen in a year about gun control.
When Ohio first licensed citizens to carry a concealed handgun nearly 10 years ago, then U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine was a little skeptical.He wasn't so sure it was a good idea.But after nearly 10 years of concealed carry not only has DeWine, the current Ohio Attorney General whose office oversees the program, changed his mind but he became a supporter. He's also a licensed concealed carrier."People are just more comfortable with it and it's much more accepted that people can have a concealed carry permit," DeWine said during a visit this week in Lima. "It's much more mainstream then it was when it started."
Democratic Virginia Governor elect Terry McAuliffe has appointed Lori Haas, the Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, to his 54 member bipartisan transition team.