For the past several weeks, the word “sequester” has dominated headlines as President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers shrieked about the coming doomsday to be brought forth by $85 billion in Federal spending cuts, while Republicans refused to budge on taxes. The Federal government, it seems, is the boy who cried wolf.
If you’re reading this, then you’re one of the blessed few who somehow survived sequestration. By “blessed few,” I mean “everyone on the planet.” And by “sequestration,” I mean “infinitesimally minor reduction in the growth of our already grotesquely obese government.”
It’s certainly not unusual for collectivist lunacy to come from Illinois. Now comes this from the State with the most restrictive gun laws in the Nation (and likely the most criminals): a bill to require registration for sellers and buyers of gold.
A few days ago, a website called The Truth Is Viral “broke” a story that the Marines from Marines Corps Barracks Washington, D.C., 8th & I who marched in the President Barack Obama inaugural parade were “ringers.” In short, no, they weren’t.
I knew the so-called “sequester” house of cards would ultimately collapse. The sequester was never more than a pittance, an empty symbolic gesture by the Washington political elite made solely for the purpose of calming the low-information masses who quiver with fear until their masters pat their heads.
There has been much wailing and teeth gnashing coming from members of the elected class over the sequester “crisis” they invented for themselves. You hear from their propaganda arm mainstream media that the consequences of the sequester occurring will be dire. It’s all political theater.
Reportedly, a bipartisan group of four Senators is just a few dotted Is and crossed Ts from crafting legislation that would bar private sales of firearms without restrictions, including a background check and extensive transaction records.
Call it playing the devil’s advocate if you like; but, sometimes, you have to hand it to Iranian government officials: They call ’em like they see ’em. Such is the case with the recent outcry from top Iranian officials that the Hollywood blockbuster “Argo” is an aptly timed anti-Iranian propaganda film.
The Internet is changing the way people get information. The 1 percent don’t like that. A new bill in the Illinois State Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online.
To hear the Democrats and their flacks in the kneepad media (hat tip: Brad Thor) tell it, the conservative movement is pressing a battle against the fairer sex with all the ferocity of an islamofascist who just caught sight of a woman who’s showing too much ankle outdoors.