Archive for July, 2007

Violence Policy Center: Josh Sugarmann’s Sinecure

July 22, 2007

The 501(c)(3) tax exempt Violence Policy Center’s dishonesty is well known. On this page, it openly states its intention to deceive the American people about so-called “assault weapons.”

 Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.

In other words, smart college boy Josh Sugarmann expects to exploit those gullable working people’s ignorance (they aren’t smart college boys like him, so they should be easy to fool) to achieve his objectives. In addition, “plastic handguns” are yet another phony issue, because even handguns with plastic and rubber parts (like grips) contain more than enough metal to set off airport metal detectors. If a metal belt buckle or a metal shank inside a walking shoe will trigger the metal detector, several ounces of steel in a handgun’s barrel and receiver is certain to do so. This underscores our position that it is easy to tell when a spokesperson for the Brady Center or Violence Policy Center is lying; his or her lips are moving.

The same Web page says, “ the majority of Americans mistakenly believe that the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms.”

We didn’t know that Josh Sugarmann was a lawyer, Constitutional or otherwise, or a Supreme Court justice. As far as we know, the Second Amendment does guarantee the individual right to keep and bear arms.  Charity Navigator gives the VPC a very poor rating in general: one star on a 1-5 rating system.

Armed Forces need Type AB blood donors

July 20, 2007

Here is something about 4 percent of us (the number with type AB blood) can do to help the men and women who protect our freedom.

http://www.donatebloodnow.org/

Calling Blood Type AB Donors
We have received an urgent request from the United States Department of Defense for type AB plasma. We will be shipping them 100 units a week thru mid-August. We ask for your help at this time. As a blood type AB donor, the plasma in your body is universal – it can go to anyone of any blood type. Who uses plasma? Burn patients, trauma patients, even our troops wounded in battle. Type AB is also rare. Only 4% of the population is type AB, so you can imagine how in-demand your plasma must be. You can give just your AB plasma through a special type of blood donation called apheresis. Donations can be made at a local American Red Cross donation center near you. One donation can give enough for up to four patient doses. You would have to donate whole blood up to four times to equal the same number of patient doses as one apheresis plasma donation.

Bloomberg Calls Fraternal Order Of Police A “Fringe Organization”

July 19, 2007

And this two-bit phony thinks he can be President?

 http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=3007

 Anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) is at it again.  A recent New York Post article detailed how, at a breakfast sponsored by Ladies Home Journal, he took a swipe at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for its support of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits the disclosure of confidential firearm trace data except in the course of a bona fide criminal investigation.  “It is one fringe organization,” charged Bloomberg.

Right, Mikey boy, the police officers who protect you are members of a fringe organization, maybe like the White Aryan Resistance, National Action Network, or Ku Klux Klan. We’ll remind the voters if you do run for President. Now go crawl back into your hole and pull it after you.

Duke 88 (or Group of 88) = “Duke Heil Hitler”

July 16, 2007

The “Duke 88” (or Group of 88) are a group of faculty members who effectively joined ex-District Attorney Mike Nifong in prejudging lacrosse players who were falsely accused of raping Crystal Gail Mangum. There has been considerable discussion of the consequences these faculty members should suffer, both professionally and civilly, for their actions.

Unluckily for them, “88″ is white supremacist shorthand for “Heil Hitler” (H being the eighth letter of the alphabet). As an example, if a white supremacist writes “14/88” he means “The Fourteen Words” (a white supremacist slogan) followed by “Heil Hitler.” This can be verified from the Anti-Defamation League’s Web site. We have seen some very nasty material on YouTube by individuals who use “1488” in their identities.

Since Nifonging people is in fact consistent with Nazi ideology and practice–the Nazis held plenty of trials with predetermined verdicts–we therefore recommend that the Duke 88 be referred to as the “Duke Heil Hitler.” This may sound like mere name-calling, but it is well known from anthropology (e.g. LeGuin’s Earthsea Trilogy) that the power to name a thing is the power to control its identity. If you slap a name on somebody or something and it sticks, you have effectively defined that person or object. Since the Duke Heil Hitler were willing to help tag three innocent men as rapists, we are confident that they will not object too strongly to being tagged with the phrase “Heil Hitler.”

From China with Love: Exploding Barbeque Grills

July 13, 2007

From the same country that poisons our pets, sells us toothpaste with diethylene glycol (antifreeze), and murders political prisoners to harvest their organs comes the latest in Mainland Chinese product quality and consumer safety excellence: exploding barbeque grills.

We recently helped a neighbor set up a brand-new barbeque grill. The side burner worked fine, but the main burner would not ignite despite repeated spark applications from the ignitor. We finally tried a flame lighter, and the result was a blowtorch of burning propane–not from the burner, but from the conduit that led to the burner. In other words, the grill came with a defective propane gas connection that, under other circumstances, might have easily led to a fire or explosion.

The grill’s poor quality and unsafe condition told us at once where it had been manufactured, but we felt we had to confirm our suspicions. Upon checking the manufacturer’s label, we discovered as expected: MADE IN CHINA. We accordingly recommend the following Truth In Labeling country of origin for Chinese-made products.

Made In China

Al Gore’s Message to Live Earth Suckers Audience

July 8, 2007

He doesn’t even sound sincere.

Please tell us what you think. Which of these does Al Gore remind you most?

(1) A medieval indulgence seller (like Geoffrey Chaucer’s Pardoner)
(2) A 19th century snake oil salesman
(3) P.T. Barnum with his “To the Egress” sign
(4) A Nigerian who needs your help to get $5 million worth of carbon emission credits out of the country, which he will happily divide with you after you cover all the expenses involved
(5) A carnival barker selling tickets to the sideshow
(6) One of the exhibits in the sideshow

Remember, Al Gore buys carbon emission credits from his own company (like an indulgence seller pardoning his own sins) so he can tell you how he is saving the planet, while his house uses more energy in a month than most people’s homes do in a year.

Even the Anti-Defamation League Can’t Stand the NJDC

July 7, 2007

‘Flabbergasting’:
‘Bubbie’ Web ad for Jews seen as crossing the line

by ron kampeas
jta

Just how persuasive is a Jewish grandmother armed with a lethal handbag?

And does “Bubbie,” a cartoon Jewish Democrat who knocks Republicans into oblivion, cross a line in a campaign season that already has seen pitched advertisement battles in the Jewish community?

“I’m saddened, disappointed and offended,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “It pits Christians against Jews, it uses stereotypes we should know better about projecting.” (more…)

National Jewish Democratic Council Whitewashed Al Sharpton

July 7, 2007

Now it is far from surprising that Ira Forman of the National Jewish Democratic Council whitewashed MoveOn.org Action Forum’s anti-Semitic (and racist and anti-Catholic) hate speech last year.

RJC to NJDC: End the Double Standard on Hate

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks challenged a recently-reported remark by NJDC executive director Ira Forman in which Forman said, “Al Sharpton is not David Duke, he is not Louis Farrkahan. There are plenty of things Sharpton has said that are not pretty, but that doesn’t mean we never can speak with him.” (more…)

Boobs for Obama

July 5, 2007

This clip from the “Crush on Obama” video should tell the viewer everything he or she needs to know about Barack Obama.

The psychology of putting Obama’s picture between the Obama Girl’s “assets” is pretty obvious, but if Obama thinks this is going to appeal to anyone but Bill Clinton, he is deceiving himself.

Boobs for Obama

MoveOn.org Backs Palestinians against Israel

July 5, 2007

Supports Palestinian Right of Return, Blames Israel for Breaking Off Peace Talks, Quotes Electronic Intifada

We came across this through Clifford Lazar’s site. It seems that http://www.moveon.org/moveonbulletin/bulletin19.html (MoveOn.org official bulletin by Noah Winer) turned out to be so embarrasing to MoveOn.org that MoveOn.org took it down. Thanks to web.archive.org, however, we can present our readers with highlights of MoveOn.org’s official position (they can’t blame this one on the Action Forum) about the Palestinians and Israel. (more…)