IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, LIBERALS REAP WHAT THEY SOW
With liberals in some states and cities using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to let criminals out of jail, many people are buying guns to protect their homes and families. And in a supreme example of irony, residents of these deep blue areas are furious to discover how hard it actually is to buy a gun.
There are similar stories coming from around the nation, but that link is to an interview with the owner of a target range and gun shop in Orange County, California. He says that customers are becoming enraged, cursing and stomping out when he tells them all the obstacles they have to overcome to buy a gun. They demand to know why they have to wait 10 days to take home their own property to protect their families, and he tells them that nobody at the gun shop voted for that law, or all the many other anti-gun laws.
It seems obvious that these people have made the cardinal mistake of most liberals these days: believing their own propaganda. Just like people who are enraged over the racist dictator/Putin puppet cartoon version of Donald Trump that they invented out of their own fevered imaginations, they actually believed that you could walk into any gun store and walk out with an armload of machine guns (which have been banned for private owners since the 1930s, incidentally.) Welcome to reality!
By the way, this is nothing new. The late Charlton Heston, actor and NRA President, loved to tell about the time riots broke out in Los Angeles, and his wealthy liberal neighbors who backed every new gun control law and scolded him for being a gun owner called and begged to borrow a gun to protect their homes. He said he told them, “I’m sorry, I’d love to give you a gun, but there’s a 10-day waiting period. Remember, you insisted on it?” Of course, this is why most celebrities have security guards: to provide them with the armed protection that they think you and your family don’t deserve.
OBAMA FINALLY ENDORSES BIDEN
Tuesday, former President Barack Obama finally endorsed Joe Biden for President with a video message. You can watch it in full here. I chose this link because it’s surrounded by Roger Kimbell’s analysis of the contents, which he describes as “comedy gold.” You’ll see what he means when you hear all the effusive praise of Biden’s accomplishments, especially if you actually lived through the Obama years and aren’t suffering from some kind of head trauma that causes memory loss.
To me, the unintentionally funniest line was when Obama apparently attempted to take a swipe at Fox News by saying, “The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth." I wouldn’t worry about that if I were him, since their side has at least six of those that I can think of off the top of my head.
At the link, Herman Cain makes the point that Obama’s endorsement of Biden is meaningless. It was meaningless that he waited until there was only one candidate standing, because all former Presidents do that. And it’s meaningless that he endorsed Biden because of course he did. Who else would he endorse, Trump? Everything else is just a lot of empty words, and if you do remember the Obama Administration, you’ll recall that’s what it largely consisted of.
LEFTISTS CAN'T BE TRUSTED
One reason why today’s Democrats can never be trusted with total power over the legislative and executive branches of government is because they are not the cautious moderates of previous generations, seeking a governing consensus. As they proved when they held full power in DC from 2008-2010 and shoved Obamacare down the nation’s throat, their leftist agenda will always take precedence over the will of the people. Even if 49.99999% of the population is adamantly opposed to what they’re doing, they’ll do it anyway. For another chilling example of that, look to Virginia.
In the last election, Democrats seized control of both houses of the legislature and the Governor’s seat. Even though they hold the Senate by only 2 seats, and their previous attempts to impose leftist bills on issues such as gun control resulted in massive protests outside the Capitol, Gov. Ralph Northam still used Easter weekend as cover to sign a slew of bills to force Virginia far to the left of where its people are.
It’s a veritable leftist wishlist of crackpot ideas: letting criminals out of jail while imposing five new gun control laws on law-abiding citizens, closing down fossil fuel plants that provide not only energy but jobs, removing all the Confederate monuments from a state that attracts many Civil War buffs as tourists, plus the requisite gay rights laws and rolling back of restrictions on abortion (we know Northam’s view of abortion: that babies can be murdered even after they’re born, if the mother and the “doctor” discuss it and decide that’s best.) To use Easter, the most sacred Christian holiday, as cover to make it easier to slaughter children in the womb is an abomination.
I hope the voters of Virginia remember this and turn out in record numbers to correct their horrible mistake in November. But one warning: they’ll need to turn out in massive numbers because Northam also signed laws to extend early voting to 45 days and do away with showing a photo ID to vote. Or as I call that, the “Democratic Job Security Through Vote Fraud” plan.
MORE PROOF THE MICHIGAN GOVERNOR IS CLUELESS
Good news, Michigan residents: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that you are allowed to buy child car seats after all!
Gov. Whitmer says that was a misunderstanding on the part of merchants, who couldn’t figure out from her vague order banning the sale of “non-essential” items what is and isn’t “essential.” Maybe that’s because what is “essential” to one person may be “non-essential” to another, which is why Americans believe in individual liberty and free markets rather than top-down, one-size-fits-all government edicts.
But before everyone gets preoccupied trying to sort out what is and isn’t “essential,” here is a more fundamental question to address: under what authority does the Governor unilaterally decide which items anyone should be allowed to buy, as long as the store is open for business and the items are on the shelves? It might be time to reopen the economy before the epidemic of authoritarianism becomes more dangerous than the epidemic of the coronavirus.
PLEASE SPARE US YOUR WHINING
Comedian Ricky Gervais may be home instead of at the Golden Globes, but he’s still bedeviling his fellow celebrities with truth bombs. The latest: he mocked all the teary celebrities posting “solidarity” videos on social media, whining to families in small apartments and front-line health care workers about how hard it is to be quarantined in their big mansions with swimming pools. Gervais said, “Honestly, I just don’t want to hear it.”
One positive side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been the major societal attitude adjustment it’s brought on. A lot of people who thought they were the “essential” members of society (Ivy League elitists, central planning politicians, celebrities, etc.) suddenly seem awfully superfluous. Meanwhile, people are finally recognizing that the truly essential people are health care workers, truckers, grocery clerks, the people who keep the lights on and the water running, and – sorry, environmentalists - the loggers who provide us with toilet paper.