Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Mayor of Portland, OR, really should find out

what the hell he's talking about before he starts talking.  Good part starts about 4:30.
Everything from 'Mr. Mayor, that's not true' to an implied 'Why didn't you find out about this before you started talking?'
Along with the usual 'high-powered weapons' about ARs, and 'If you can't hunt with it, you should not be able to have it', and 'No, I won't actually say what I want, I want Congress to do it and take the pressure off me.'

Phelps has a plain-language breakdown of the executive orders; it's amazing how much of this crap boils down to 'tell someone to do something they already do'.  I'm wondering how much of this was based on "We shall stand before the media, We shall look concerned, and We shall issue proclamations to show our concern.  But not so much that it endangers Democrats too badly in the next election."

Oooh, this'll piss of the Kos Kids and the other socialists:
The CEO of Whole Foods Market said President Obama's healthcare law is more like "fascism" than "socialism," a parallel he drew in 2009, to some backlash.
John Mackey made the remark in an interview Wednesday with NPR.

"Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," Mackey said of the Affordable Care Act. "Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms."

1 comment:

Phelps said...

I think the EO thing had a lot of influences. I think it started out with "so you mean I can't actually do that? What can I do?" and ended with, "oh yeah, if I tried to do it anyways... 5 million NICS checks just in the last two months."

Obama wants to be a president of Firsts. First President to lose a civil war isn't one of them. Frankly, I think that we are just getting dangerous enough, and if we get a little more dangerous we'll get as much of his respect as tinpot dictators and Muslim terrorists.