Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last Call

Here's the best argument for gun control since Alex Jones was on Piers Morgan earlier this week:  meet the CEO of a little self-defense company called Tactical Response, in Tennessee.  His name's James Yeager, and he has a message for those interested in gun laws.

In a video posted to YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday, Tactical Response CEO James Yeager went ballistic over reports that the president could take executive action with minor gun control measures after the mass shooting of 20 school children in Connecticut last month.

After the Drudge Report likened Obama to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on Wednesday, pro-gun conservatives expressed outrage over the idea that the White House could act without Congress.

“Vice President [Joe] Biden is asking the president to bypass Congress and use executive privilege, executive order to ban assault rifles and to impose stricter gun control,” Yeager explained in his video message. “Fuck that.”

I’m telling you that if that happens, it’s going to spark a civil war, and I’ll be glad to fire the first shot. I’m not putting up with it. You shouldn’t put up with it. And I need all you patriots to start thinking about what you’re going to do, load your damn mags, make sure your rifle’s clean, pack a backpack with some food in it and get ready to fight.”

The CEO concluded: “I’m not fucking putting up with this. I’m not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns! If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.”

Boy, it's a good thing this guy has the self-discipline necessary for being a responsible gun owner, huh. 

PS, Imagine this guy wasn't white, and/or was a Muslim.  Would you still feel the same way about his call for people to rise up in a civil war and his promise to start killing people?

So why doesn't this asshole have the FBI knocking on his door right now?

Sticking Around For More

Several members of President Obama's cabinet are staying for a second term, most notably Attorney General Eric Holder.

A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term.

The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will remain with the administration amid changes to the Cabinet as President Barack Obama moves into his second term.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis submitted her resignation.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel changes, said the three remaining officials were not an exhaustive list of which Cabinet members intended to stay.

Holder has been a solid AG, and Sebelius is definitely going to be needed to implement the Affordable Care Act over the next several years, so there are some clear advantages for the Obama administration to keep some people in the same roles.  That's something of a change from Bill Clinton and George Bush, who pretty much flushed everybody in a second term, and in a couple cases had several nominees for various cabinet posts over 8 years.

On the other hand, it's not like President Obama will be able to get anyone confirmed for anything at this point, thanks to unprecedented GOP obstruction of everything and everybody.

We will see how it shakes out.

But It's Not About Race

President Obama is pretty magical, not only can he sell record guns and ammo, he can triple the membership of the Klan in Virginia just by being President.  Nobody seems to know why, though...

Residents in Richmond, Virginia have reported seeing more recruitment flyers from the Ku Klux Klan, in part of what one Klan member told WTVR-TV is a push for a membership surge fueled by opposition to President Barack Obama.

Since Obama’s first term our numbers have doubled,” said the hooded man, who identified himself as a “Grand Dragon,” a leader of the state network. “And now that we’re headed to a second term it’s going to triple, this is going to be the biggest resurgence of the Klan since 1915.”

Think Progress reported that hate group membership is on the rise around the country, with racial animus against Obama cited as a reason.

However, the Klansmen told the station they see their group as the “white separatist” equivalent to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples.

“Everyone thinks that we’re a hate group,” he said. “We’re not a hate group, we don’t hate anyone, and we want to see good things come to our race.”

Yeah, because white men have had it so terribly hard in America over the last 150 or so.  Can't possibly imagine what's so different about President Barack Obama that would make Klan enrollment go up. 

Funny how that turned out.


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