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Monday, 18 July 2016

Obama: “It’s easier to get a Glock than a book . . . .”

Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:25 AM (05:25)

When addressing the assembled mourners in Dallas, Barry Obama said the following[1]:

It’s easier for a teenager to get his hands on a Glock than a computer . . . or even a book.

First, there’s these places called libraries that will let you read books without going through any paperwork at all. Quite a few of these . . . libraries . . . will let you check out books and — wait for it — take them home without so much as a simple background check.

Nor do the librarians make you fill out federally-mandated paperwork asking you if you’re a convicted felon, fugitve from justice, illegal immigrant, been dishonorably discharged from the military, have been adjudicated as mentally unfit to read, have any domestic violence convictions, or if you’ve renounced your U.S. citizenship.

And if you want to keep the book, you don’t go to a library, but to another place called a bookstore, where you can hand over some of your cash and take the book home with you. No background check, no waiting period, just pay for your book, take it and go. Nor do you have to be at least 21 years old to purchase small, easily-carried books.

Why, they even let you buy or borrow multiple books without additional paperwork. WOW!

Nor do the feds require bookstore owners to get a federal license to sell books across state lines.

Now, what about prices?

Let’s see:

A mass-market paperback of the kind that I bought most of my books as ran at 2.50 (plus tax) back in the early 1980s. Now they’re up to ∅7.99-8.99.

Trade paperbacks in the 6″ x 9″ format usually run ∅9.99-19.99, depending on how many pages, the publisher, etc.

Hardbacks are pricier — they’re usually over ∅20, most likely in the ∅22-27 range (it does pay at times to check the remainder tables!).

How about computers, then?

You can get a used desktop (such as the one I’m typing this article on) for about ∅100-200 (I paid ∅90 to a place that was going out of business).

Used laptops are in the same price range.

And as with books, there’s no need to fill out any federally-mandated paperwork, no waiting periods, no required background check, no age requirement. You can get a computer, even a brand-new one, even if you’re a convicted felon, messed up between the ears, been dishonorably discharged, etc., etc.

As for the Glock, though, that’s a bit different. Brand-new, a Glock will run you about ∅500. Used, they can go for more or less, depending on condition and after-market modifications. A factory-model Glock in decent condition will cost you about ∅300.

On top of that, if you’re a convicted felon, don’t get caught possessing that Glock by the cops — the feds love to throw people in prison for ten-year stretches for that.

That federally-mandated paperwork and background check I linked to above? That’s the sort of thing you have to go through to purchase a firearms from a federally-licensed dealer. In order to sell firearms across state lines and on any sort of commercial basis, the feds require that the dealer get a Federal Firearms License [FFL].

So much for Obama’s comment in Dallas.

Here’s the really bad part about Obama’s comment:

He’s got advisors from the Cabinet secretaries and agency directors on down who could have offered up the correct information for his Dallas speech. It’s already bad taste to use a memorial service to score political points. On top of that, he used nonsensical comments to score those points? Come one, now.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Ixquick search / DuckDuckGo search / Startpage search / Qwant search / Encrypted Google search

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 9.2
  2. Published in The Libertarian Enterprise#882 : 24 July 2016
  3. Reposted –
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    2. Extropy Unbound Facebook / WordPress.com
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Obama’s Presidential Firsts

Filed under: Humor, Politics, Reading — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:01 AM (06:01)

Obama’s Presidential Firsts

The Many Accomplishments of President Barack Hussein Obama (r. 2009-2017 (?))

By Tom Ririe

Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

  1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
  2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
  3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
  4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
  5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.
  6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
  7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
  8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
  9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
  10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
  11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
  12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
  13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
  14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
  15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
  16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
  17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
  18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
  19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
  20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
  21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
  22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
  23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
  24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
  25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
  26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
  27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
  28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
  29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
  30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
  31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
  32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
  33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
  34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
  35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
  36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
  37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

I feel much better now. I had been under the impression he hadn’t been doing ANYTHING . . . Such an accomplished individual . . . in the eyes of the ignorant maybe!

H/T Michael Z. Williamson


NOTES

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Introducing . . . wait for it . . . SusanaCare!

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:39 PM (22:39)

Had a cold call from someone from “SWOP” (Southwest Organizing Project). She said they (SWOP) were working with the Obamacare people at “BeWellNM” (THIS outfit – http://bewellnm.com/), and started soliciting personal information from me – family members, income, etc., and said “You may qualify for financial assistance.”

I told her I wasn’t comfortable giving that information over the phone. Then she said “write this number down in case you change your mind.” (I didn’t. And I won’t.)

Let’s make no bones about this – this BeWellNM / NMHIX outfit was set up with the support of Susana Martinez. And Obamacare is a federalized copy-and-paste job from Massachusetts Romneycare.

That makes BeWellNM and NMHIX SusanaCare now.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 10.3
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The “Sequester,” The Budget and Other Goodies

Filed under: Economics, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:37 AM (03:37)

Taking note of an article in The Weekly StandardReporter Asks Carney: Will Obama Cut Back on Lavish Vacations, Golf Trips?

So I guess a cut of 85,000,000,000[1] out of a budget of 3,800,000,000,000[1] really isn’t such a bad thing after all, is it? Maybe, just maybe . . . they could, you know, cut a bit more?

Dare I hope for such “slash and burn” legislation?

Never mind that no such budget has actually been passed by both U.S. House and U.S. Senate and been signed by Dear Leader Obama, as the U.S. Constitution supposedly requires?

Isn’t someone who was allegedly a “Constitutional law professor” supposed to notice things like these?

How is it that I, with ZERO formal schooling beyond the high school level in the law, the legislative process or the political process can notice this, but 535 people who allegedly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution blow it off without a second thought?

In my opinion, it would be worth it to pay Obama (and Biden, and Boehner, and the other 534 idiots) 1,000,000 a year, tax free, to do nothing but play golf all year around.

Just make sure that they understand that the deal is OFF the second any of them picks up any sort of writing implement or touches any sort of keyboard.


NOTES

  1. These numbers are ballpark wild-assed guesstimates, of course. As the cliche goes, “close enough for government work.”
  2.    

  3. I have a habit of using the null set symbol (“∅”) to represent Federal Reserve Notes as opposed to the “dollar sign” (“$”), because the dollar is supposed to be backed by gold or silver, where the Federal Reserve Note is redeemable upon government demand from yours and my life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness.
  4. Original article

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Friday, 27 January 2012

[BTPNM] BTP Response to the 2012 State of the Union

Filed under: Media, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:25 AM (00:25)

BTP Response to the 2012 State of the Union

by Darryl W. Perry, National Chairman

President Obama wants us to imagine an America that is within reach. I would rather have you imagine a world a little further down the road. The President wants “[a] country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs. A future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world. An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.”

I prefer to imagine a world in which governments allow you to educate your children as you see fit, without interference. A world in which governments allow you to start and run your own business and create jobs without interference from bureaucrats. A world where you are allowed to purchase energy from any number of sources or companies that do not have special government privilege, or supply your own energy from wind or solar and be able to share the excess with your neighbors without government regulation. A world where you are able to use the currency of your choice without threat of violating a legal tender law. Such a world would have an economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.

The President also said “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

If the President were serious about having an economy where everyone plays by the same set of rules; he would immediately ask Congress to revoke all government contracts, abolish the IRS, abolish the Federal Reserve which serves to protect the large banking institutions, and work with the Governors of the 50 States to abolish the use of eminent domain, abolish special privilege given to “corporations,” repeal zoning laws & abolish welfare and licensing laws which do little more than stifle the free market. A world without government interference would be a world where everyone gets a “fair shot.”

President Obama additionally said that he will “fight obstruction” in Congress. As long as bills that create more laws, continue funding the military occupation of foreign nations, take away more rights of the people and increase spending are being proposed, I believe that obstruction is the only admirable action that any member of Congress could commit.

In closing, the President says “millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that does the same.” I am curious what President Obama means by this statement. I doubt that he intends to remove the special privilege given to the Federal Reserve System. I doubt he will remove government contracts and privatize all government agencies. I doubt he will ask Congress to abolish the postal monopoly that prohibits competition on delivery of first class mail. I also doubt that President Obama will request the repeal of “sovereign immunity” which protects governments from civil suits when a government (or government employee) violates someone’s rights.

As long as there is a central bank (whether private or government run) there will be “phony financial profits” and “bad debt:” two things Obama says he wants to eliminate. If the President were serious about moving forward with a blueprint for an economy built to last; he would heed the advice I’ve already mentioned. The only way forward, is to remove the obstacles – placed by government at all levels – from the road.


NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
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  3. Links to this post


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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Boston Tea Party Response to the 2011 State of the Union

Filed under: Media, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:10 PM (23:10)

Boston Tea Party Response to the 2011 State of the Union

by Darryl W. Perry, BTPUSA National Chair

President Obama began the 2011 State of the Union address by congratulating the freshman class of the 112th Congress and asking people to be “mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of” Gabrielle Giffords. The President then mentioned the supposed “debate” between team blue and team red over the last two years saying, “that’s what a robust democracy demands.” Though, as a Constitutional law “scholar,” President Obama should know that the United States of America is supposed to be a Republic, not a democracy.

The President mentioned the recent mid-term elections saying, “governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties. New laws will only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans.” Unfortunately for the American people, the only things that will be able to get the needed bi-partisan support will not be laws that reduce the size, scope or power of the federal government. One need only look at the bi-partisan legislation passed during the Bush & Clinton administrations.

President Obama claims tax cuts were passed in December, there were no tax cuts passed by Congress or signed by President Obama in December. There was an extension of tax rates that were scheduled to expire, however there were no tax cuts passed in December.

He then went into the purpose of his speech, “winning the future.”

President Obama did not propose to “win the future” with plans to eliminate the IRS, war on drugs, legal tender laws or any other number of failed policies and agencies that have caused the condition we live in. President Obama said, “We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit, and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper. That’s how we’ll win the future. And tonight, I’d like to talk about how we get there.” The easiest way to make sure America is the “best place on Earth to do business” would be to eliminate the regulations and licensing laws that prevent new businesses from opening. Congress should also abolish the Federal Reserve and legal tender laws, which allow the private central bank to manipulate the money supply which causes the “boom-bust” cycle.

“The first step in winning the future,” Obama says, “is encouraging American innovation.” Though when he says “encouraging American innovation” he doesn’t mean removing subsidies that support existing business in certain industries which intentionally hinder or prevent competition. Instead of eliminating subsidies, the President called for an increase in subsidies for “biomedical research, information technology and especially clean energy technology.” Obama wants to use government force to “have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015” and “80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources by 2035.”

The President also wants to spend more taxpayer funding to replace No Child Left Behind and “prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

President Obama said, “America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, and constructed the interstate highway system.” The transcontinental railroad was built by private business, electricity was originally provided by competing companies (until companies were able to get government granted monopolies) though the interstate highway system was built with taxpayer money without explicit constitutional authority to do so. He also wants to spend taxpayer funding to expand infrastructure, with a goal “to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail” within 25 years and within 5 years “we will make it possible for business to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98% of all Americans.”

The President then mentioned the complicated tax code being enforced by the IRS and written by lobbyist and special interests. Instead of asking Congress to abolish the IRS and the income tax while reducing wasteful spending and eliminating unconstitutional spending, he asked Congress to “simplify the system” and eliminate loopholes; optimistically hoping that lobbyist will not be able to get tax breaks in the future. He also proposed a $400 billion “freeze” on spending, which amounts to not increasing spending on 12% of the federal budget.

President Obama says he has “ordered a review of government regulations. Only when we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them. But I will not hesitate to create or enforce commonsense safeguards to protect the American people.” I hope the President keeps his word on this, though I will not hold my breath.

Obama claims the “Iraq War is coming to an end” though last August, he declared the undeclared war to be “over” while keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq. The President also warned the world, “we will not relent, we will not waver, and we will defeat you.”

President Obama’s State of the Union address on “winning the future” was nothing more than a message on spending tax payer money on central planning while giving lip service to cutting government spending and lowering federal taxes.


In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee
Owner / Managing Editor, Free Patriot Press
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America


NOTES

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The Obama Blood Flag

Filed under: Life, Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:07 AM (10:07)

Current mood: amused


NOTES

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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Re: “Obama and Libertarians”

Filed under: Correspondence, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 AM (07:00)

Re: “Obama and Libertarians” by Daniel G. Jennings

> Once the Big Three have gotten done with their work, progressivism
> and liberalism will be dead in America. Obama and company will kill
> off what’s left of progressivism and liberalism as surely as George
> W. Bush’s brand of buffoonery killed off the stupidity known as
> neoconservatism (watered down neofascism would be a more accurate
> term for it).

I’ve heard this before, and it’s wishful thinking.

The Last Democrat

The full title of the book (for those not inclined to click the link) is this —

The Last Democrat. Why Bill Clinton Will Be The Last Democrat Americans Elect President.

It seems Bill Bradford may have published that one a bit too soon.

What I’m hoping for is that the Obama Administration can be tied to the Bush Administration in its support for the USA-PATRIOT Act, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the bevy of bailouts, among other things. Let George Bush be the albatross about Barack Obama’s neck.

Until Americans stop seeing issues as “Republicans vs Democrats” and start seeing things as “Imperial Washington DC vs The Rest of Us,” not much is going to change in favor of Liberty.

If you’re looking for a “libertarian Obama” who has sound principles AND can articulate them to a non-libertarian audience, I recommend that you check out Adam Kokesh, running for New Mexico’s 3rd District Congressional seat, currently warmed by the patronage system’s poster boy, Ben Ray Lujan.

kokeshforcongress.com


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 550 – 27 December 2009

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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

About Vilsack’s Pollyanna Piece (Letter to the editor (ABQ Journal))

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:08 PM (16:08)

Current mood: awake

From: Mike Blessing
To: Albuquerque Journal
BCC: mikewb1971 @ Yahoo!, KCUF Media @ Yahoo!
Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2009 at 3:25 PM (MST)
Subject: About Vilsack’s Pollyanna Piece

Upon reading Secretary Vilsack’s op-ed piece in yesterday’s Journal, I noticed two glaring omissions on the Secretary’s part.

The first is that with every one of those “dollars” (really Federal Reserve Notes or “FRNs” that comes to New Mexico from Washington DC, also comes federal regulations on how the states are to spend that cash. This is what Washington does with highway money — “If you want your tax money back to spend on highways in your state, you have to agree to our conditions on how you spend it, and our conditions for anything related to those projects.”

Which brings me to the second point — the money in Obama’s programs was taxed away from productive Americans, who could grow the economy in an organic, sustainable manner by spending it themselves. How would they spend it? Let’s see — providing basic necessities for themselves and their families, donating to charities, and starting their own businesses are just three ways that they could contribute to the real recovery effort.

Mike Blessing
Chair, Bernalillo County Libertarian Party
Albuquerque, New Mexico

NOTE — This article was NOT published in the Albuquerque Journal.


Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Can you smell what The Barack is cookin’ ?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 11:07 AM (11:07)

There hasn’t been much if any mention of how much this clown looks and sounds like The Rock of WWF / WWE wrestling fame, at least superficially. Maybe they’re not close enough for Johnson to pass as in a police lineup, but they’re similar enough for parody purposes.

Can you smell what The Barack is cookin’ ? Reeks like a big pile of BS from here.

More on this theme later!


NOTES

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