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In the wake of yet another stabbing and a bikie shooting, the Australian government has turned to a knee jerk reaction , as always, with more laws, a “crackdown” demonising the legal gun owners. The law abiding are, as always , wearing the idiocy of a government that cannot, will not or refuses to accept that criminals do not obey the law, and that any raft of buybacks, amnesties or other legal mumbo jumbo will result in nothing more than muted laughter and studied ignorance.
The law abiding take care of their weapons and lock them away and obey the raft of rules and regs and make sure than in the case of a home invasion or other crime, their firearm is safely locked away and disassembled, the ammunition stored elsewhere.
God help them if they ever think of using it to defend themselves…the law in this country ensures that any home owner or gun owner that uses said gun for self defence will find themselves in jail for thirty years for attempted murder or murder…that they were using necessary force to defend their homes is, of course, irrelevant.
The rights of the criminal must be respected, says the nanny state. If there is a crime..call the police….and of course, as we all know, the criminal will just sit there and wait for the police to arrive..IF they ever get there.
When seconds count,..the police are only minutes away.
The claim that legal gun owners supply criminals with firearms is a blatant and convenient lie, as the NSW police have openly admitted on at least three occasions that they are singularly unable and incapable of preventing the flow of illegal weapons.
Never mind that more than 85 percent of all illegal gun crime is committed with illegal weapons.
Never mind that there are still at least five high explosive rocket launchers in the hands of criminals, said rocket launchers remain at large and as is the reality, the chances of them being recovered ranges from slim to none.
Never mind that criminals in Sydney have access to all the guns they want, that gun murders occur daily, that despite the pleadings and teary plaints of bleeding heart liberals, the stabbings and assaults and murders will continue unabated.
Laws do not matter to the lawless. Now, then, ever.
More gun laws, more bans , more regulations…and we, like Europe and the UK, walk the same path into the abyss.
The UK has draconian gun bans and knife bans and knife control and laws and “crackdowns”..yet the violence spirals out of control and people are murdered every single day.
A police “sweep” in London netted 100 people for “knife crimes” (said crime being having a paring knife in a bag with which to cut an apple…never mind, sir off to jail you go”. Self defence is not an excuse.).The “sweep ” was trumpeted as a law enforcement victory..what it was, was an exercise in futility and public relations.
The murders continue.
Athens is burning. Belgium is in flames.
Thugs run riot in the street and people barricade themselves in their homes. None of them will be able to reach for a firearm with which to defend themselves and their loved ones, for they too have been disarmed.
From gun control to knife control, bans, laws, laws and more laws…all, in the end, utterly impotent against a well armed and ruthless criminal element who do not care one whit for any law…and who will do whatever they wish, regardless.
As always, the nanny state will only affect the law abiding, whose freedoms and rights are already under threat. Alice Springs now holds a singular distinction, as does its sister city in the US, Washington DC…Washington is the state with some of the most draconian gun bans and laws..and is the murder capital of the US..Alice Springs, with all its gun laws and knife laws…is now the stabbing capital of Australia.
Venture out after 10pm at your imminent peril…and woe betide the citizen who is caught with a defensive weapon on their person, for they shall go to jail. A few days ago a mugger was arrested after six assaults, and had two knives on his person…his targets were, to a man, unarmed and defenceless.
Mumbai will go down as the epitome of the futility of gun laws and gun bans and knife bans and weapon laws….as hundreds were massacred with “illegal weapons”…the citizenry, yet again, becoming nothing more then moving targets for well armed terrorists.
Every single gun rampage, every single massacre, every mass murder…all have had one thing in common.
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As you all know by now, our lovely country is about to lose a national treasure, the Imperial Blogsister, the Duchess Rachel Lucas. At least for a while while she and her beau go on an Excellent European Adventure in Britain.
His Imperial Silliness is, of course, thrilled for her and her newfound happiness, nobody deserves it more, but with every gushing post about how excellent it’s going to be to live over there for a while, my heart aches with the thought of how she’s going to feel after a bit of Euroweenie National Socialist Nannying up close and personal. But she’s a tough one, so she’ll survive.
In this post, for instance, she tangentially mentions the possible boons of the Euroweenie practice of requiring all of their subjects to pay a tax to the Nanny State for the privilege of owning a radio or a television:
I’ve been reading a book for expats living in England, and finally found out why those BBC programmes (heh) are 40 minutes long, which is because they air over there with no commercials. Which also explains the television license fee you have to pay there, which you know what? TOTALLY WORTH IT. It’s about 140 pounds a year if I recall correctly and the fact is, I would pay twice that here in America to be able to avoid commercials on the major networks. Time is money, people.
Of course, we already do have that option here in the U.S. of A. It’s called Cable TV, and you can get about two dozen committed movie channels for that same amount of money, all unsullied by commercials. And let us be clear about this: we hate commercials just as much as she does, although we’ve found ourselves immunized to an extent over the years. Commercials are the time when you go to the loo, pick up another beer from the fridge or make sure that you’re not missing something better on one of the other 200+ channels.
Here’s the downside. The “fee” that you pay over there for having the nerve to own a “luxury” item such as a TV or a radio, goes directly into the pockets of Nanny State. She, in turn, then doles it out to the broadcaster(s), mostly it’s only one giant monopoly of a broadcaster, which is how they avoid having to have commercials to pay for their programming. And she only doles it out if their programming satisfies the whims, prejudices and political correctness to which she subscribes.
So if some brilliant writer comes up with an idea that will make the most thrilling, hilarious show in the history of television that only has one tiny little flaw: it happens to offend some sort of sensitivity currently officially protected by Nanny State, then it gets shit-canned because, well, if it doesn’t, then the station doesn’t get any money.
Even worse, if the news division of one of the very, very few governmentally supported (and therefore financed without those horrible commercials) gets too froggy about criticizing the
regime government, then it only takes one whisper from the PM to slam the coffers shut.
I don’t know. I prefer it our way. If I like it, I pay for it. If I don’t like it, I don’t pay for it and I go somewhere else and if enough people don’t like it, then the shits go out of business.
Over there, you pay for it AND like it, no matter what.
Or you just don’t get to watch anything.
I think I can live with commercials for a bit longer.
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Sorry, always wanted to borrow Ace’s “shtick.” Makes me chuckle every time.
The race on Plum Island to save coastal homes from toppling into the Atlantic Ocean is intensifying and residents are scrambling to prepare for the worst.
And we all know what’s to blame, don’t we? Of course we do:
“I have moved some valuables out of the house just to be safe,” said Robert Slepoy, 23, who rents a beach house on Northern Boulevard. “It definitely is a problem with the global climate change. It really is changing the landscape down here.”
Robert Slepoy who, at the tender age of 23, is already a noted “scientist” partaking in the “global consensus” that everything bad happens because of Glowbull Wormening. How did he reach this lofty status so early? DENIER! He watched “an Inconvenient Truth”, of course! FIFTEEN TIMES!
Besides, it’s not like residences built on coast lines of major oceans such as the Atlantic have ever been in danger of erosion before in the history of mankind. Until Bu$hHitler refused to sign Kyoto, all of the planet’s oceans were nothing but docile ponds, lazy waves lapping gently against the shorelines in an ecologically sustainable fashion.
Another resident has a slightly different, though equally idiotic explanation:
Plum Island resident Michele Holtgrefe, who lives directly across the street from where Buzzotta’s beach house once stood, attributed the problem to the Army Corps of Engineers, who dredge the beaches every three to five years in order to redeposit sand to areas affected by storms or other natural disasters.
“It’s been eight to 10 years since maintenance of the beach has been done, and as a result of that we’re losing houses to the water which is unforgivable,” Holtgrefe said.
Because, as we all know, it is the job, nay DUTY of taxpayers everywhere to make sure that your real estate investment’s value is kept safe. It’s not like you, when first viewing the property and seeing the giant waves of the Atlantic frickin’ Ocean crashing against the shoreline right outside the windows, could have possibly known that this might contribute to eroding said shoreline over the coming years, is it? Similarly, how could anybody in Nawlins possibly have suspected that building a metropolis under the water level right next to a hurricane-infested body of water might not be all that fucking brilliant of an idea?
If you want the Army Corps of Engineers to come by twice a week to shore up your property, then I suggest that you dig out your checkbook and start writing, because I somehow suspect that I’m not getting a cut of the profits if you sell the property.
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In a surprising moment of candor, The Obamabortion’s recycled Klintoonista Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, spells out, in three sentences, exactly why his fellow Communists have been working on destroying the U.S.’s capitalist system for the last 50+ years.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s new chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top corporate chief executives this week.
He elaborated: “Things that we had postponed for too long, that were long-term, are now immediate and must be dealt with. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”
Yeeeeeeeeeah… Like taking over the entire banking and housing markets; instituting Socialist, government-run health care; bankrupting energy producers with idiotically insane environmental policies; taking over the auto industry through
blackmail loans “bail-outs”; taxing businesses into bankruptcy (ensuring even more people end up on the government teat through welfare and/or unemployment); amnesty for illegals (ensuring even MORE 3-D’s [Dumb, Donk & Dependent]); outlawing the private ownership of firearms, etc., ad nauseum…
Keep your powder dry, folks. They aren’t even pretending to hide their intentions anymore.
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Besides Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles, that is…
Although the price tag on the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program is $700 billion,…
As Nancy Puglosi & “Hang Him High” Harry Reid dutifully promised those dumb enough to believe a single syllable that issues forth from their
*Aaaaaaaaaaaand, here comes the pitch…*
…the full amount that the
government taxpayers (Fixed it for ya’—B.) has invested in its rescue effort for struggling financial institutions appears to be closer to $2.5 trillion.
*He takes a Ruthian swing and misses! Strike three! Game over!*
You’d think that with the number of OUR dollars being thrown around, like confetti & condoms at a Gay Pride Testicle Tickling & Labia Piercing Parade™, in order to “redistribute the wealth”, the Lamestream Midiots™ and their friends in the government would be trumpeting it from the tops of the mountains, from sea to shining see, right?
If you answered “Why, yes, they would!”, you’d be wrong. Dead wrong.
Bloomberg L.P., the parent company of Bloomberg News, said last week that it filed a lawsuit seeking information on the collateral that a group of banks pledged for some $2 trillion in emergency loans from the Federal Reserve.
Bloomberg asked a federal court in New York to require the Federal Reserve to disclose the identity of the banks that borrowed money through certain financing mechanisms, and to disclose what assets they pledged against those loans.
Bloomberg filed the suit after the Federal Reserve said that it would deny Bloomberg’s request for the information under the Freedom of Information Act.
“You do NOT need to see who we’re giving your money to and what they’re putting up as collateral, you silly plebes! After all, we’re here to take care of you!”
Like we’ve said before, these Socialist thieves are PURPOSELY & DELIBERATELY stealing OUR money and, with The Obamabortion® and His Merry Band of Washingtonian Communists™ in power, they will NEVER pay the price for driving this country into bankruptcy and, subsequently, the dustbin of history, without the Constitutionally-guaranteed right to overthrow the tyrannical whores.
Ken Lay deserves a full and unconditional pardon and an apology from the Left. Barney Frank, Chuck Shumer, Nancy Puglosi, Harry Reid, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick, et al., deserve the gallows.
“CHANGE!™ (It’s all you’re gonna have left when we’re done with you. You HOPE™.)”
UPDATE: Make that closer to $3.5 TRILLION. But, what’s a mere TRILLION or so dollars amongst friends, eh?
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James Hansen and His Merry Band of NASA/NOAA Socialist “Scientists” continue busily packing the booster rockets for The Obamessiah’s Algore I economy-destroying ICBM (Intentionally-Caused Bolshevik Market). They’ve become so confident in their ability to lie, distort and deceive, without ANY repercussions, that they don’t even bother making shit up anymore— They just take numbers from naturally-warmer months and plug them into naturally-cooler months and then proclaim “It’s the warmest month EVAH!”. And, when they’re caught with their pants down around their ankles, like Barney Frank at a Crisco® Twister™ party in his personal brothel/apartment, they just brush it off with a wave of a hand and call those exposing them for the frauds that they are “Deniers!” & “Flat-Earthers!” and go on with their Social(ist) engineering scam, setting the table for Draconian/Marxist environmental edicts and fiats from Obameinfuhrer & his Washingtonian Politburo.
Think he was kidding about bankrupting the coal and coal-fired power industry? How about his lament that his only regret that fuel prices reached $4/gallon too quickly? Want to lay bets on how quickly the
Dhimmis Communists in charge of Congress the Politburo reinstate the off-shore drilling bans, thus reinvigorating the assorted and sundry dictators’ and oil tyrants’ bank accounts around the world, by driving oil prices through the roof again? (And crippling our national security by continuing to hold us hostage to the whims of said dictators and tyrants?) Think he was kidding about electricity rates skyrocketing? (Tripling, quadrupling or even higher.)
The next time you see a “green” bill flying through
Congress the Politburo and being signed off by The Obamabortion™, just remember that that’s exactly what it is— YOUR green going from YOUR wallets into the coffers of the Dhimmis Communists and their sycophants. But, it’s only “fair” to “redistribute the wealth” for “the common good”. Right?
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(H/t LC & IB Bill)
During art class Tuesday, Jordan drew a scarred vampire with bloodshot eyes and with blood dripping from its nose, mouth and down its cheeks. Art teacher Lloyd Harold helped the boy shade the sketched eyes to give the drawing an even creepier look.
“The assignment was to draw a scary mask or picture - basically a Halloween activity,” Harold said.
Got it. Kid gets assignment to draw scary mask because well, you know, it’s Halloween and all that jazz. Kid draws scary vampire mask with some assistance from the art teacher. So where’s the story?
Oh, I think we all know where this is headed, don’t we?
As a final gory touch, Jordan used a red marker to write “I Kill For Blood” under his drawing.
Yes, that’s what vampires do. At least according to the generally accepted version of that particular bit of folklore. Apparently it’s what they use for nutrition. Pretty basic stuff there. At least he didn’t add “I don’t like sunlight very much.”
The picture was not destined for the cover of Fangoria magazine, but it fulfilled the requirement for fifth-grade Halloween art.
However, when Jordan’s homeroom teacher, Melissa Pevey, saw the drawing, she found it disturbing. Pevey was concerned enough to contact assistant principal Valerie Johnson and Campus Police.
Maybe it would have been more proper to contact, I don’t know, the fucking ART TEACHER if she absolutely, positively HAD to do something about that awful, horrible, making-her-wet-her-panties SCAAAARY drawing. But oh no, she ran off to the head office and the campus Gestapo right away. After stopping by the cafeteria for two dozen cloves of garlic, we suppose.
But it wasn’t blood and gore that bothered Pevey. She believed the blood looked a lot like gang-related teardrop tattoos,
Well… That’s because they’re, how about this, fucking TEARDROPS. You see, Miss Peepants, according to most literature mentioning the suspect, vampires cry blood. The kid is actually pretty well read for a fifth grader, and certainly better read than the hysterical bovine twat supposed to teach him.
and she thought the words “I Kill For Blood” could be tied to an infamous Los Angeles street gang known as The Bloods.
Because, as we all know, The Bloods are positively lousy with 12-year-olds dressing up like vampires. Better report those awful organizations running blood donor drives as well while you’re at it. What, with all of their scary “we need your blood” talk.
Burnsed said the district has asked teachers to be wary of anything that might be harmful to students. He also said the district has provided gang-identification training.
Maybe they should sit their dumb arses down in a chair and force them to read some literature instead. We suggest they start with Bram Stoker and Anne Rice.
He did not know whether classroom teachers were trained in gang symbolism.
At this point I’m not willing to say for sure that they’re trained in anything other than pissing their pants and collecting their paychecks. And that’s being generous.
“The teacher was concerned and referred it to the Campus Police,” Burnsed said. “(Campus Police Capt. Joan) Sasser wasn’t sure that it meant anything.”
Proving that Mrs. Sasser was the only adult on hand with a functional brain.
So the kid’s art teacher confirms that it was an assignment and that he actually helped the kid do it, the Campus Police aren’t sure that it means anything at all… End of story, right? Of course not. They had to do SOMETHING, didn’t they. To simply wave it off as the hysterical overreaction of a subretarded Nanny Pussy and forget it ever happened would be too much of an admission to being a bunch of incompetent, overpaid, underworked, drooling imbeciles. Also known as “the truth.”
So they resolved the issue by requiring Jordan to undergo psychological testing with Gateway Mental Health.
The only people in dire need of a trip to the shrink would be the gaggle of gargantuan gimpweasels masquerading as educators at that particular institution of non-learning.
Yeah, the publik skool system is such a success, isn’t it?
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In their tireless quest to make sure that you peasants become ever more reliant on your Democrat Overlords so that you won’t ever harbor dangerous notions about being your own masters, they’re now looking into doing away with 401(k)s.
Well, not doing away with them as such, just making sure that they’ll be so immensely unprofitable that nobody in their right minds would continue having one of them. What do you get in return? Why, a mandatory new tax that will transfer even more funds from your wallets into the greedy paws of DC scum, for them to do with as they please (h/t LC Deathknyte):
Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, are looking at redirecting those tax breaks to a new system of guaranteed retirement accounts to which all workers would be obliged to contribute.
Not content with having destroyed Social Security, they’re now looking for ways to destroy private retirement savings too. After all, it isn’t really your money, it belongs rightfully to wonderful, trustworthy public servants such as Jack Murtha, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. But if you’re nice peons, they might let you keep an allowance. A very small allowance, of course, since you ignorant plebes obviously don’t know how to best spend the money you earn.
the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Peter Orszag, testified that some $2 trillion in retirement savings has been lost over the past 15 months.
You see? It’s For Your Own Good™! Obviously you have no idea how to handle money, so don’t be ungrateful little slaves and insist on keeping it yourselves. Nanny Knows Best™!
Under Ghilarducci’s plan, all workers would receive a $600 annual inflation-adjusted subsidy from the U.S. government but would be required to invest 5 percent of their pay into a guaranteed retirement account administered by the Social Security Administration.
And we all know what a bloody MARVELOUS job the SSA has done, don’t we? So let’s throw more money at them. For those still following along, that would amount to a tax hike of 5 (FIVE) percentage points in addition to what you’re already paying.
Hope. CHANGE! Tax cuts for 95% of the population! Er… Nevermind.
The money in turn would be invested in special government bonds that would pay 3 percent a year, adjusted for inflation.
The current system of providing tax breaks on 401(k) contributions and earnings would be eliminated.
“I want to stop the federal subsidy of 401(k)s,” Ghilarducci said in an interview. “401(k)s can continue to exist, but they won’t have the benefit of the subsidy of the tax break.”
“Sure, you can keep those anti-social 401(k)s of yours if you want, we’re not totalitarians after all, it’s just that we’ll make sure that you won’t make a dime from them and you STILL have to pay those 5% of every paycheck of yours to fund OUR system where you won’t have the tiniest amount of choice as to where we put the money or, indeed, what we choose to spend it on, should the fancy strike us. Great deal, no?”
Ahhh… The Great and Glorious Future under Dear Leader, the Anointed One!
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h/t Conservative Underground
Two Different Versions! Two Different Morals!
OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool, and laughs, and dances, and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth,this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so ?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper ,and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing kum-by-ya. and ‘We shall overcome.’ Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.
Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Hillary and Barack go on national television agreeing that the plight of the grasshopper is the fault of George Bush. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
Obama gets his old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.
The ant loses the case.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in,which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Be very careful how you vote in 2008
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According to the Philly Pravda, that is.
Despite her efforts to portray herself as an average, small-town, “folksy” American, Sarah Palin’s political views - ardently pro-gun, pro-censorship, antichoice and antigay - make John McCain’s conservative credentials pale in comparison.
Not a very hard task, one might add. Whassisface?’sWhat few observers have said, however, is these beliefs are not just extreme - they are radical, and even bear a comparison with some of the most notorious “rural radicals” of our time.
There are an awful lot of “rural radicals” around then, something you just might want to ponder in between your sneering outbursts of urban condescension towards people living outside the concrete jungles of America.
It has been years since groups such as the Montana Militia, the Posse Comitatus and the Sagebrush Rebels, and individuals such as Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski have made us wonder why so many “angry white men” populated our rural regions.
Not to mention Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Oh wait, we are supposed to not mention those, aren’t we? Nevermind.
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…and it comes, of course, from San Fransicko’s very own Gavin Nuisance, the clown most recently known for providing sanctuary to a known felon and illegal immigrant who then, under the protection of Gavin’s sanctuary laws, instead of being deported went on to murder a father and his two sons.
Juan McVain immediately contacted the surviving wife and mother, offering his condolences and then adding that it “was a small price to pay for slightly reduced prices on salmonella-contaminated vegetables.”
But we digress… wildly… On to the actual story about what Gavin wants to control next (h/t to Sir Christopher):
(07-31) 20:17 PDT — Garbage collectors would inspect San Francisco residents’ trash to make sure pizza crusts aren’t mixed in with chip bags or wine bottles under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom.
And if residents or businesses don’t separate the coffee grounds from the newspapers, they would face fines of up to $1,000 and eventually could have their garbage service stopped.
We suppose that San Fransickans should be relived that their beloved Führer didn’t mention anything about camps or executions for violating his diktat.
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Poor, Minorities Hardest Hit:
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city.
The moratorium unanimously approved Tuesday is a bid to attract restaurants that offer healthier food choices to residents in a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles.
But not to worry. Instead of having the choice to eat at those horrible, HORRIBLE fast food restaurants, the poor can now stand outside five star establishments with names like “Chez Bullshit” and drool while they starve to death.
Thanks, Nanny Government! Thanks a whole pantsload!
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…as “Justice” Kennedy and his liberal fellow travelers are wont to ask every chance they get. After all, only in Europe can you have daycare staff act as snitches for The Almighty Nanny State, reporting tots for thoughtcrimes (hat tip Protein Wisdom):
Toddlers should be taught about racism and singled out for criticism if they have racist attitudes, a Government-funded advisory group said yesterday.
It told nursery teachers, playgroup leaders and childminders to record and report every racist incident involving children as young as three.
“We’re the government, and we’re here to help!”, words that should have every man and woman with a love of freedom reaching for their guns. We can’t help but wonder, though: In the Gulags where those infant offenders are sent after a sufficient number of offenses, will they have Playskool thumbscrews and razor wire with little plastic flower clip-ons?
What kind of hideous racist offenses are they told to look for?
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The ever greedy fascists in New York have just upped the sin tax on cigarettes by $1.25/pack, for a grand total of $2.75/pack.
Of course it’s For The Childrrreennnnnn™, why do you ask?
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines says an estimated 140,000 New Yorkers are expected to stop smoking with the tax increase.
Doubtful. More likely it will lead to booming business for Internet cigarette pushers, local Indian reservations and neighboring States, as 140,000 smoking New Yorkers spend their money elsewhere.
As far as the State is concerned, however, the difference is immaterial, because either outcome will result in plummeting State revenues, and if you ever thought that Nanny State gave a mosquito fart in a Fujita-5 twister for anything other than how much money they can leech from you to hand to themselves and their cronies, we’ve got a really nice bridge in Brooklyn that we’d like to give you such a deal on.
And that, the precipitous drop in revenues that is, will really get the government thieves’ attention in a hurry. It’s hard to buy votes, rent limos, pay off contracts handed out to friends and family and hire hookers if there’s no money coming in.
Have you guessed where this is going already? We’re sure you have. You see, whereas revenues will drop like a rock thrown into the snatch of Rosie O’Donnell, the outlays for the grandiose pork projects that the State parasites will spend all of the money that they expect to receive will not.
Which, of course, means that they’ll have to start looking for somebody else’s wallets to rob at gunpoint. Have fun with the upcoming tax increases, New Yorkers. They’ll hurt a bit, but at least you can comfort yourselves with the fact that the disposable income of some 140,000 smokers is enriching somebody other than you.
For the Children™, of course.
You get the government you deserve, and you’re about to get it good and hard. Makes you real proud of the times you’ve voted for a Nanny Statist Liberal Fascist, doesn’t it?
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Rule Britannia, under eternal surveillance
May 20 2008
DETAILS of every phone call, email and period of time spent on the internet by the public would be held on a British government database under a plan to combat crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies would hand over the records to the Home Office, who would hold them for at least a year, The Times reported today.
Be slaves to the State, kiss your freedoms and rights goodbye. Those of you Britons who slagged off President Bush for a small amount of monitoring of real terrorists..welcome to the end of an Empire that once personified freedom.
Now they have come for you.
Police and security services would be able to access the information with permission from the courts.
That tearing sound you hear is the Magna Carta beng torn asunder,and a thousand years of civil rights crushed beneath the iron fist of Fascism.
The proposal is part of a plan aimed at creating uniform record-keeping following the terrorist bombings on London’s public transport system on July 7, 2005.
“If you wish to know the future, picture a booted heel stamping upon the face of humanity…forever”
Since last October, telecoms companies have been required to keep records of phone calls and text messages for 12 months and police and security services can access them with a warrant issued by the courts.
The sun rises on Londonistan.
Under the new proposals, that requirement would extend to internet, email and voice-over-internet use and the records would be held by the Government, rather than individual companies.Home Office officials have reportedly discussed the option of the national database with telecoms companies and ISPs in preparation for a data communications Bill to be included in the Queen’s Speech in November.
The silence of the Left is deafening.
But the plan has not been sent to ministers yet. Assistant Information Commissioner Jonathan Bamford raised concerns over a centralised database. “We are not aware of any justification for the State to hold every UK citizens’ phone and internet records,” he told The Times.
Don’t let a little thing like privacy get in the way, now, Minister.
“Holding large collections of data is always risky - the more data that is collected and stored, the bigger the problem when the data is lost, traded or stolen.” A Home Office spokesman told the newspaper the Bill was needed to reflect changes in communication that would “increasingly undermine our current capabilities to obtain communications data and use it to protect the public”.
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