Friday, 18 January 2013

Gun Control Nuts

HT USNomads

These few facts seem to put some light on our recent shootings!

Why is it that none of the disturbed and evil men, who steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in school, has ever been identified as a conservative NRA member?

Ft Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim

Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered
Democrats and progressive liberals

Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat

Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal

Connecticut School Shooter- ~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians, Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats."

INTERESTING, isn't it?

Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It’s a Democratic Problem

HT Feralpuppies

Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It’s a Democratic Problem

January 18, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls.

You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica.

67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average.

Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. Those are the places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. And many of them have been run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.

Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory.

He won New Orleans by 80 to 17 where the murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. He won Detroit, where the murder rate of 53 per 100,000 people is the second highest in the country and twice as high as any country in the world, including the Congo and South Africa. He won it 73 to 26. And then he celebrated his victory in Chicago where the murder rate is three times the statewide average.

These places aren’t America. They’re Obamerica.

In 2006, the 54% of the population living in those 50 metro areas was responsible for 67% of armed killings nationwide. Those are disproportionate numbers especially when you consider that for the people living in most of those cities walking into a store and legally buying a gun is all but impossible.

Mayors of Obamerican cities blame guns because it’s easier than blaming people and now the President of Obamerica has turned to the same shameless tactic. The NRA counters that people kill people, but that’s exactly why Obamerican leaders would rather talk about the guns.

Chicago, the capital of Obamerica, is a city run by gangs and politicians. It has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of police officers. Chicago politicians solicit the support of gang members in their campaigns, accepting laundered contributions from them, hiring their members and tipping them off about upcoming police raids. And their biggest favor to the gang bosses is doing nothing about the epidemic of gang violence.

80% of Chicago’s murders are gang-related. But in 1999 when a bill came up in the Illinois State Senate to charge anyone carrying out a firearm attack on school property as an adult, a law that would have largely affected gang members, the future leader of Obamerica voted present. Had he not voted present, it is doubtful that he would have been reelected in an area where gang leaders wield a great deal of influence.

The majority of murders in the cities with the worst homicide rates are gang-related. And while it isn’t always possible to be certain whether a killing was gang-related, the majority of homicide victims in city after city have been found to have criminal records.

In 2010, there were 11,078 firearm homicides in the United States and over 2,000 known gang-related killings, over 90% of which are carried out with firearms. Since 1981, Los Angeles alone has had 16,000 gang related homicides. That’s more than twice the number of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is what Obamerica looks like. It’s a place where life is cheap and illegal guns are as available as illegal drugs. It’s the war that we aren’t talking about, because it’s easier to talk about the inanimate objects being used to fight that war.

There are, as John Edwards said, two Americas. America is a country that runs pretty well. And then there’s Obamerica. Not all of Obamerica is broken, but a lot of it is. America does not have a gun violence problem. Obamerica does. And Obamerica has a gun violence problem for the same reason that it has a drug problem and a broken family problem.

Democratic leaders and machines, combined with social workers and justice crusaders have run Obamerica into the ground. Obamerican cities used to be the homes of industry and progress. Now they’re places where young Black and Hispanic men kill each other in growing numbers.

America does not need gun control. It is a mostly law-abiding place. And gun control cannot help Obamerica. Not when its murder rate is driven by gangs who have no trouble obtaining anything; whether it’s legal in the United States or not.

This country does not need to have a conversation about how many bullets should go in a clip. It does need to have a conversation about how many parents should go in a family. It needs to talk about the ghettos of Obamerica and have a serious conversation about broken families and generational dependency.

Obama has become a role model to millions of people in the black community. If anyone can address these problems, it’s him. But instead of trying to solve the problems of Obamerica, instead of doing something about the high levels of unemployment, the broken families and the glamorization of drug dealing and violent crime, he wimped out and picked a fight with rural America.

AIDS prevention was sabotaged by the claim that the disease was a general problem spreading through the population. It wasn’t. Neither is gun violence.

Adam Lanza is as much of a poster boy for gun violence, as Ryan White was for AIDS. A better poster boy for gun violence might be Jay-Z, who boasts of having been a drug dealer and claims to have shot his brother at the age of 12. The drug dealer to millionaire rapper is the Horatio Alger story of Obamerica. And Jay-Z can be seen partying with Obama.

If Obama really wants to get serious about gun violence, then all he has to do is turn to the man standing next to him. But Obama, like every Chicago politician before him, don’t want to end the violence. The death toll is profitable, not just for rappers writing bad poetry about dealing drugs and shooting rivals, but for the politicians atop that heap who score money and gain power by using the problems of Obamerica as some sort of call to conscience for the rest of the country.

That’s what Obama is doing now. Hiding behind Newtown and adorable little kids is the grim specter of Obamerica’s death toll. It’s buried inside the gruesome figures of how many Americans are shot each year issued as an indictment against the entire country in general and gun owners in particular. But those numbers are not an indictment of America. They are an indictment of Democratic mayors and liberal social policy. They are an indictment of Obama.

We need to set aside the same old tired social justice rhetoric and have a serious conversation about what is wrong with New Orleans, Detroit and Chicago. And we need to do it before it’s too late.

The Grandfather Clause


Last Sunday my granddaughter Hailey stopped by to see me. She had an assignment to do for high school where she had to interview somebody and write an article about the. Unable to find anyone smart or interesting she interviewed me and wrote her article about her grandfather, his moving to Canada, and his award winning web site.

After I asked her to stay for dinner and she did although I am not sure how much she actually liked what she ate. It was "deep Filipino food" night that evening where even I won't eat some of the things Tess cooked. But we managed to make a meal.

Her mother's car has broken down so for the last two days I have picked young Silas, my 3 year old grandson, up from daycare and taken him home to the care of his sisters since his Dad doesn't get out of work to pick his mother up until after the daycare is over. Silas as thrilled to have me come to take him home and had to give me a tour of the daycare facility in general and his locker in particular.

This morning my son-in-law Acea and the other 3 year old grandson are in for the day. Daughter Christina brought them in as far as the school she teaches at and I picked them up there and brought them here. Acea has a pain treatment today and young Zephyr just wanted to visit. He has dumped the toy box of blocks and cars and assorted other playthings out all over the floor an is having a good time.

My young 3 year old granddaughter Gracey called the other day and asked me to come Sunday and take her to McDonalds. I couldn't go Sunday so I asked her mother if they were free Saturday. Gracey phoned this morning to tell me to come but then started talking about a petting zoo in the park. So it appears I am off to the city tomorrow morning early to take Gracey to a petting zoo and BBQ in the park and after I will take her mother around to do some shopping as she doesn't drive and it takes her all day to get around on the bus.

So, once again, I have been grandfathered. It makes for a busy life but it is welcome. Too many kids want nothing to do with their grandparents and too many others have grandparents who have nothing to do with their grandchildren. I am one of the lucky ones.

This will be only the third time I will have seen Gracey but we have formed a bond from the first time we saw each other and she calls "Grampgramp" at least once or twice a week. It was a long silence between my youngest daughter and I but it has ended and little by little things are becoming normal between us and I am grateful.

Driving the Neighbors Crazy


We are having a warm spell. It is well above zero. The snow and ice are melting. It is even warm enough to go out for short periods without a coat.

I have thrown some potatoes in the oven, put some corn on to boil, cut up some zucchini to grill, and thawed out some AAA grass fed Canadian beef and I am about to throw the steaks on the BBQ. I had t use the snow blower to get to the BBQ but desperate times call for desperate measures.

The smell of cooking beef is about to drift through the neighbourhood and I am sure it will drive some folks into a meat frenzy. Eat your hearts out.