Sunday, May 10, 2009

Two more things this evening,

then I have crap I have to take care of before bed. First, Tam points to something from P.J. O'Rourke which includes this:
Obama has committed more troops to Afghanistan. But committed them for what? For whatever the NATO allies want, I guess. Great. Obama is going to decide what to do in Afghanistan by waiting to see what France does.

Although waiting to see what France does may not be such a bad idea.

Because France is a treasure to mankind. French ideas, French beliefs, and French actions form a sort of lodestone for humanity. Because a moral compass needle needs a butt end

She also points to this piece of crap from Rep. Linda Sanchez(Nanny-State Boob-CA):
Proposed congressional legislation would demand up to two years in prison for those whose electronic speech is meant to “coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person.”

Instead of prison, perhaps we should say gulag.

The proposal by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Los Angeles, would never pass First Amendment muster, unless the U.S. Constitution was altered without us knowing. So Sanchez, and the 14 other lawmakers who signed on to the proposal, are grandstanding to show the public they care about children and are opposed to cyberbullying
Somebody should whack Sanchez and every moron who signed onto this mess with a cluebat and remind them about that part of their oath on supporting and defending the Constitution. Since they seem to have forgotten about it.

Which observation would probably put me in jail under her proposal since I'm saying mean things about her and her idiotic little grandstanding boob friends.

On more pleasant note, I sent my mother a gift card to Olive Garden for mom's day; I was informed that she really liked the lunch I bought her yesterday(to beat the rush today), and they had enough leftovers for dinner. Though not the dessert, THAT evaporated quickly.

The grips for the Victory Model are coming along nicely. It's been a while since I made something like these, so they're not coming along as well-fitted as I'd like, but there is a way to tighten that up that worked nicely, and after the wood's oiled will barely show. Before I started I happened to go by Harbor Freight with a friend and found a trim router that works very nicely for jobs like this, much easier to use than the big one I inherited from grandpa. Lowe's had stainless steel screws and nuts of appropriate size, so I used those for the fittings, turned down appropriately.

While it didn't yesterday, it did decide to rain today. Just before I decided to take a walk, so I went out the door into a fine, light rain that ended that plan; I can do a lot of things if I need/have to, but walking in a cold rain isn't one I'll do for fun.

Enough. I have to put things away, and I think I'll bake some cookies. Evening, all.


Fire said...

chocolate chip with walnuts?

Windy Wilson said...

There must be an exception in Ms Sanchez's bill for the government, after all, every communication from the IRS is "electronic speech ... meant to 'coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person'” as part of its enforcement operation.

These fools. If the Second Amendment only applies to the National Guard, then the First Amendment only applies to the National Printing Office.
And you wait, if things continue in this leftist, statist, totalitarian direction (but I repeat myself) The One will see to it that the First Amendment will only protect government speech.

the pistolero said...

Interesting take, Windy, but I don't know. It seems the way the Founders wrote the 1A didn't leave such a gaping hole for the authoritarians to drive through, as the wording of the 2A did. If they had worded the 2A like they did the 1A — i.e., "Congress shall make no law infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms of military utility" — we'd probably be in a much better position than we are, assuming certain events back in the '60s didn't mobilize the states to pass an amendment repealing the 2A. But as they say, if your grandmother had balls she'd be your grandfather too.
"My grandaddy was a miner, but he finally saw the light...He didn't have much, just a beat-up truck and a dream about a better life...Grandmama cried when she waved goodbye, you never heard such a lonesome sound...Pretty soon the dirt road turned into blacktop, Detroit City bound...down that hiiiiiillllbilly highway...."

Windy Wilson said...

Pistolero, thinking about it a bit more, I think you are mostly right, although I also think the expansive view of the first Amendment popularized by the ACLU and others of that ilk can be just as quickly curtailed even more than it was during WW1, and not for a war, but a "moral equivalent of war", which is worse, as how do you know when it is won?

Firehand said...

Fire, chocolate chip with pecans. And they came out well.

On the 1st, we can see lots of Obama's little progressive friends trying to tack all kinds of restrictions and bans onto it. Though what's 'progressive' about that, I don't know.

Fire said...

OOOOOOO, even better. Got any left?