Well, having accomplished what I set out to do with this blog, I think it is time to shut it down.
The reason I’m doing this now it simple: I had 90 days to renew my domain registration when they informed me that WordPress has decided to force a 2-stage authentication process that requires a form of verification that I literally can’t provide – a cell phone number. Since I do not have a cell phone, and wouldn’t tie it to my blog even if I did, it is time to quit WordPress. Besides, I’ve done what I set out to do with this blog, by laying personal claim to ideas that were hugely influential in the outcome of the 2016 election for the USA. Everything else was gravy.
So, I’m transferring all of my files and blog posts to my original blog at: http://mr-spock.livejournal.com/ and asking that if you want to continue to follow my journey of self discovery, you’ll bookmark that page or subscribe to it. I’ve been blogging on that page since 2004.
Thank you, one and all, for making this page feel like a resounding success.
I’m calling the BBC out on this one.
A few days ago, they posted an article online titled, “Obama considers unilateral action on US gun violence“. You can find it here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35211294
What I want to call them out on is that the graphic at the bottom of the article makes the US look completely out of control on guns – and I’ll admit it looks very scary. Which I’m sure it is supposed to. What the BBC isn’t telling you is that they are reporting ALL forms of gun-related death, including suicide, drugs, gangs, criminal misuse of guns, legal self-defense, and police killing people caught committing crimes who resist arrest. NONE of those will be altered significantly by any unilateral action President Obama can take. Not even one.
What the anti-gun crowd consistently ignores is this one unalterable truth: criminals do not care what the laws are.
THIS is exactly why Obama hates veterans so much!
Obama may have been elected as the US President, but the job he really wanted was DICTATOR. One question – if he does try this, is there anyone in the US House of Representatives with the guts to file Impeachment charges? Or can they get a bill to block funding, with enough votes to override a veto?
Kudos to my wife for sending me the link to this article. THANKS!
Here is something I thought was news-worthy. Not the statistics reported, though if you’re paying attention, you probably already new them. No, the thing that is news worthy is that the Washington Post published the article.
For the benefit of readers overseas, there is a political divide over gun rights in the United States. The liberal faction absolutely hates guns, and those who own them, and works tirelessly to eliminate them from our country. The conservative faction sees guns as a matter of personal defense, and the last line of defense against the abuse of power by our elected leaders. Finally, in all honesty, there are the criminals who do not follow any laws, know they will always be able to get/make guns, and unrepentantly do as they please wherever they feel safe from resistance.
The Washington Post is a mostly liberal news publication based in the Washington, DC, area.
So, with that background, you can see why it is worth noticing that the Washington Post ran an article with the headline, “Gun Violence Declining, Except In Gun-Free Zones”.
But, it is also pretty easy to see where the BBC’s opinions fall –
I’m not really paying much attention to politics at the moment – most of it is more “political theater” than actual governance.
However, someone recently pointed this out to me, and after reading it, I thought it worthy of sharing. It is the official website of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, speaking specifically about the 2nd Amendment.
Negotiations are underway in Mexico, even as you read this, to use the UN Small Arms Treaty as a vehicle to give President Obama all the gun-control powers he’s been craving.
If you care about this, please sign a petition aimed at your Congress officials, to pressure them to fight against it.