Saturday, March 08, 2014

Prosecutors get pissed when judge says "Obey the law or else";

I have some responses to this crap:
A: Start prosecuting the prosecutors who break the law.
B: Dump their qualified immunity for such; make THEM pay.
C: Fire every one of the bastards who has a problem with obeying the law and ethics rules.
There's a start.  Then get an answer to a question:

Late last year, South Carolina State Supreme Court Justice Donald Beatty joined Kozinski. At a state solicitors’ convention in Myrtle Beach, Beatty cautioned that prosecutors in the state have been “getting away with too much for too long.” He added, “The court will no longer overlook unethical conduct, such as witness tampering, selective and retaliatory prosecutions, perjury and suppression of evidence. You better follow the rules or we are coming after you and will make an example. The pendulum has been swinging in the wrong direction for too long and now it’s going in the other direction. Your bar licenses will be in jeopardy. We will take your license.”
The question being "Judges Beatty and Kozinski, why the HELL were you letting these bastards get away with this before?

Why the HELL were prosecutors allowed to get away with PERJURY?  With WITNESS TAMPERING, and all the rest?  You should've been getting these clowns disbarred and jailed FROM THE BEGINNING; why didn't you?

Yeah, it makes more problems; Obama doesn't care.

And the question now is "How many has the IRS deleted?"

MSNBC run by cretins; anybody surprised?

Some thoughts on why NYPD can't shoot

Some food for thought.
Bob is right.  The NYPD definitely has a training problem, but the problem runs much more deeply.  In fact, this is an abject lesson in the damage socialism causes, specifically, when socialist do-gooders try to help people, they virtually always cause enormous harm.
I'd argue with the 'It's hard to shoot revolvers accurately' stuff; I've known far too many people who can.  Big factor there is training; and that may be the biggest problem of all here.

The triggers are a major factor, but are not entirely to blame.  The NYPD apparently does not teach the Weaver stance, or at least, does not train in it to any standard of proficiency.  Its internal documents admit that only about half of officers involved in shootings fired with any kind of two-handed grip.  As late as 1992, overall officer hit potential was only 17%, and only 28% at 3 yards–9 feet–and closer.
If this is true, then everybody involved in training needs their ass kicked.  C'mon, do you know ANYBODY currently teaching defensive handgunning who doesn't teach some kind of two-handed hold?

I'll throw in, lots of agencies have taken care of #4 by issuing practice ammo either equivalent to or same as carry ammo for precisely that reason.  Which really adds to the budget; the good hollowpoints are expensive.  And I fear that's one reason lots of agencies only qualify once or twice a year, to keep the cost down.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Yes, I've been working hard on gathering data

Especially since this weather is making my shoulder ache.  So,

Lest we forget, Gov. Howler has the same problem in NY as CT has:

Irish Democracy saying "Screw you."
Bearing Arms attempted to find out today how many of the so-called “assault weapons” belonging to New Yorkers had been registered with the State Police, and received this curt reply.
The State Police cannot release information related to the registration of weapons including the number of weapons registered. Those records you seek are derived from information collected for the State Police database and are, therefore, exempt from disclosure.
... If New Yorkers are anything like their brethren in Connecticut and less than 15-percent register their arms, the deadline will pass with 850,000 qualifying firearms still “undocumented.” Considering the widespread and vocal opposition to the NY SAFE Act among law enforcement, including outright refusals to enforce the law by many New York Sheriffs, noncompliance will likely be even higher, approaching or exceeding 90-percent.

And, making this even better,
“The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it,” Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) said Monday. “I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.”
“If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany,” Nojay said.
 Let's see, can you imagine some trooper quietly letting people in an area know 'The thugs are coming!" ?  Or some district commander telling his boss "I have to live and work with these people, and so do my troopers!  You really want me staging raids and searches and pissing them all off?  For that matter, I don't want to have to worry about the sheriff telling his people "Don't be  in a hurry to back up these bastards."

So what do you call it when one of the Only Ones trained well enough

kills somebody in error?  After having nearly done the same damn thing before?
The Euharlee, Georgia police officer who shot and killed a teenager because she wrongly thought he was holding a gun had made a similar mistake in the past, and was fired from her previous job as a police officer as part of long history of blunders and poor job performance.
... In 2008, she fired her gun at a suspect who was trying to open his backpack because she thought he was armed. The suspect was not armed, and her partner said there was no reason to think otherwise. An investigation disagreed with the partner and found Gatny innocent.
Because Deity forbid an Only One who nearly kills someone out of panic or incompetence or both be held to account for it, right?"

Meanwhile, in Oregon, Floyd Prosanzki and minions

are trying to create another Connecticut. With flourishes.
The bill started life as an attempt by Floyd Prosanzki and other anti-rights legislators to create a universal gun registration scheme in Oregon of the type being used in other states to confiscate guns from people whose only crime was owning Constitutionally-protected firearms.

If passed, SB 1551 would prohibit you from giving or loaning a gun to your best friend, or even your girlfriend.

Although Prozanski denied that the bill would have that effect, his own attorneys said it was true.

Because of the tireless efforts of gun owners, the bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was sent to the Senate Rules Committee because that committee stays open after others have closed.

This was an effort to keep the bill alive long enough for the sponsors to twist arms or figure out some other way to get it passed. When it looked like they had no hope, Prozanski proposed to “gut and stuff” the bill with entirely new and unrelated language. His new proposed language can be seen here.
Ah, the gun bigot and socialist way: try to shove laws through before the public can find out what's in them.  Working out SO well in NY and CT, isn't it?
The new language has nothing to do with the original bill, but because the original version had a public hearing, the new bill can be moved with no public input at all. In this way the legislature can pass bills without your having any opportunity to testify for or against the bill. That’s how things are done in Salem.

This is how popular they actually believe this crap is; they want to shove it through without people really knowing what it is(Remember "We have to pass this bill so you can find out what's in it!" ?)

And note this:
So what would the new bill do?

The universal background checks and registration that the proponents claimed were essential are gone.  In their place, new restrictions have been added to prohibit persons with “mental disorders” who have been ordered by the court to submit to “outpatient” treatment from purchasing or possessing firearms.

Oregon law already allows the court to prohibit persons with “mental illness” from having or buying firearms. (ORS 426.130), so what does this expansion to “mental disorders” mean?

According to Legislative Counsel, the lawyers for the legislature, “mental disorder” is not defined.
Which means they can make it whatever the hell they want.  Such as 'wanting to own firearms is considered a mental disorder, therefore you cannot have one.'

Lampposts, ropes, tar and feathers... some uses needed in Oregon.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Why don't we trust federal agencies?

Partly because of the company they keep.
While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.

He is still at the IRS.

Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.

Please note this:
Prosecutors also claimed that on more than a dozen instances, Russell checked his name, the names of relatives, and other friends to see if they were listed on the Violent Crime and Terrorist Offender File on NCIC without an authorized reason for doing so.
This isn't just a violation of NCIC policy, THIS IS A CRIME. That you can- and should- bet fines and jail time for.  So why didn't he?  Why probation only?  And, with both these things on his record, why the HELL is he working at ANY .gov agency?

When Obama faces embarrassment, yell 'RACISM!'; Updated

it's the NPR way.
To maintain the bogus race-card narrative on the adegbile debacle, NPR says "A handful of southern Democrats" joined republicans to vote aainst him.
Here are the folks NPR considers “Southern Democrats.”
Chris Coons (Del.)
Bob Casey (Pa.),
Mark Pryor (Ark.),
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.),
Joe Manchin (W.V.),
Joe Donnolly (Ind.)
John Walsh (Mont.)
And of course Harry Reid (Nev.) who did it for procedural grounds.
Not exactly Sons of the Confederacy.
They are when the left needs to keep the meme going.
Update: it appears they've edited it to now say 'Senate' instead of 'Southern'.  Apparently so many people were telling them they were full of crap, they decided they'd better change it.

Speaking of the Lightworker, wonder how some of his suckups in the Senate feel about this?
A leading US senator has said that President Obama knew of an “unprecedented action” taken by the CIA against the Senate intelligence committee, which has apparently prompted an inspector general’s inquiry at Langley.

The subtle reference in a Tuesday letter from Senator Mark Udall to Obama, seeking to enlist the president’s help in declassifying a 6,300-page inquiry by the committee into torture carried out by CIA interrogators after 9/11, threatens to plunge the White House into a battle between the agency and its Senate overseers.
Just like the NSA, his attitude was probably "I'll help keep this secret, just tell me what I want to know."
Wonder when Rangel will start making Nixon comparisons?  Oh, that's right, this is a DEMOCRAT doing it.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I'll note that Ed Shadid, the guy running for mayor who won't answer the question,

lost.  The current mayor won re-election; not my favorite guy, but kept Shadid out of the seat.

There was a bill in Colorado to get rid of that idiot expanded background check law.  How do they argue against it?

They lie.  It's what they do.
However, while in front of the committee, Sloan did not disclose that the figures he quoted included 2,361 background checks done at gun shows and for persons transferring guns in from out of state Internet-based sales, both of which were required by law before the post-Sandy Hook expanded background check measure was implemented. 

In actuality there were only 3,838 non-gun-show private background checks performed by CBI in the last half of 2013, according to the Associated Press which obtained this information in a release after business hours last Friday. 

 “It’s alarming that these were presented in such a way in committee to substantiate the Democrats desire to kill this bill,” Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman, (R-12), said in a statement to

Remember those berdan large rifle primers

I found a year or so ago?  Fit perfectly in the 7.5x55 Swiss cases?

Couple of weeks back, when I made it to the outdoor range, took a few minutes to scrounge around for brass I could use, and what to my wandering eyes did appear but some 7.62x39, from the headstamp some of the Yugoslav stuff brought in a few years ago.  Looking at it I realized it looked like a large primer...

Found a dozen, cleaned them up, deprimed and resized, and tried seating one of the Berdan primers; seated with what felt like the 'just right' amount of pressure.  So loaded up ten, five with 25.5  grains of H4198, five with 28.0 of H4895, both sets with 123-grain Prvi softpoints, and this morning fired them. 

Fed, fired and ejected properly, the primers looked just like the factory stuff after firing, and it gave these groups:

Yes, this is from that guys' AR15 in 7.62x39.  Only 30 yards, but considering I was the one shooting that's not bad.

Yes, there's boxer-primed ammo and brass around.  Yes, the added step of depriming Berdan is a pain.  Yes, it's nice knowing that this good-quality brass can be reloaded; any source of useable cases is welcome nowadays.

"How dare you white women dance

the dance of my people!"  Etc.  Bitch and whine.  Proper response is below:

Ok, let's talk about that 'war on women':

Do abusive Democrats count?
Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is under investigation for domestic violence according to a statement from Capt. Angelo Nieves of Florida's Orange County Sheriff's Office. Along with submitting pictures which reportedly support the allegations, Grayson's wife also alleges that Grayson told her he would leave her "In the gutter" with nothing in the presence of the couple's young children.

Yeah, some public schools DO count as child abuse

A ten-year-old Ohio boy was suspended from school after a teacher caught him brandishing a “level 2 lookalike firearm.” What lookalike firearm was this, you ask? Well, Nathan Entingh got in trouble after he pretended to use his finger as a gun. Yep, his finger.
Ever get the feeling these idiots are reading Retief books and considering the CDT methods a farging model?

Another reason to avoid places like the PDRM and DAFSNJ*: they'll try to tax you for setting foot in the damned(literally) places.
...local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks simply passing through their jurisdiction, refusing to release them until the firms that dispatched them fork over corporate income taxes. Finance departments have slapped out-of-state businesses with bills for thousands of dollars in corporate back taxes, based on little more than a single worker visiting the state sometime during the year. And tax agents have targeted employees who work remotely for in-state firms, claiming that they owe personal income taxes, even when they’ve never stepped foot in the taxing state.

Over in India, nutty inventor for the win; poor women damn happy about it.
Second note on this: 'all societies are equal' my ass.
Worse was to come. The villagers became convinced he was possessed by evil spirits, and were about to chain him upside down to a tree to be "healed" by the local soothsayer. He only narrowly avoided this treatment by agreeing to leave the village. It was a terrible price to pay. "My wife gone, my mum gone, ostracised by my village" he says. "I was left all alone in life."

Just maybe, this will get some people to understand why we yell about that idiot UN small-arms treaty:
Raymond Yans is president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the U.N. agency charged with monitoring the implementation of anti-drug treaties. It is therefore not surprising that Yans takes a dim view of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, which he says poses "a grave danger to public health and well-being."

But according to the INCB, legalization is not just dangerous; legalization is illegal. Even Americans who support marijuana prohibition should be troubled by the implications of that argument, which suggests that international treaties trump the Constitution.
You UN clowns think it does.  We beg to differ.  Further evidence of their mindset:
In an INCB report issued on Tuesday, Yans scolds the U.S. government for letting Colorado and Washington repeal criminal penalties for production, possession, and distribution of cannabis. "INCB reiterates that these developments contravene the provisions of the drug control conventions, which limit the use of cannabis to medical and scientific use only," he writes. "INCB urges the Government of the United States to ensure that the treaties are fully implemented on the entirety of its territory."
'Why don't you get your peasants under control!'
Dear Mr. Yans:
Here, the peasants are supposed to control the government, not the other way around.

Deal with it, and kiss our ass.

Sincerely, etc.

*For those new, the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland, and Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The standard leftist method of trying to shut people up:

yell RACISM!!

...the Federal government thinks Sprint overcharged them $21 million when billing for wiretaps
"You overcharged us while we were ordering you to help us violate the Constitution!"

"There is no special Obamacare deal for Congress!" my ass.

I got up this morning to find that the !(#&##! plows- running late last night AFTER the days traffic had beaten most of the snow/sleet down- had produced ragged piles of ice at the end of every driveway...

If you're not from here, you won't know the ongoing warfare on this crap.  For instance, for years OKC advertised that "We mark 'snow routes' on most-used streets, they will be cleared first!"  Then they marked streets ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE as snow routes.  And didn't plow ANY of the damn things until everything was over.  Bleep.

"Kids should be in public schools, where they're properly cared for.

Just ignore the frostbite and zero-tolerance idiocy."
Fourteen-year-old Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming in the school pool for health class at the time. Her clothes were in her locker, and a teacher told her that there was no time for her to change. Hagen-Tietz was rushed outside–still wet and dressed in only swimsuit.

It was 5 degrees below zero in St. Paul that day. With the windchill, it was 25 degrees below zero.

Hagen-Tietz asked to wait inside an employee’s car, or at the elementary school across the street. But administrators believed that this would violate official policy, and could get the school in trouble, so they opted to simply let the girl freeze
Her mother wants an apology and a review of policy.  I'd want the heads of every fucking moron who allowed this- hell, FORCED this- to happen.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Well, that explains it

If the politicians in CT were spooked before,

they're going to crap bricks now

At least the owls have a south-facing nest.  And that looks like rabbit in the foreground; sure not going to spoil.  And at least one of the chicks seems ok.

Ever been to Whole Paycheck?  The one here seems to attract people of the general description, but I haven't seen any meltdowns like this.  And aisles generally aren't blocked.  Maybe it's being in Oklahoma? 

Of course, I go there maybe once a month; they've got a bakery that produces some really good bread.

Of course she does!  It's Californicated and she really doesn't like the idea of peasants with legal arms.  Especially carried for self-defense.
It is ironic that the Attorney General does not recognize that the arguments she made about her authority to abandon the defense of the gay marriage ban apply equally here. The Sheriff has the ultimate authority to decide whether to continue to fight this case, and he has made his decision to refrain from doing so. But now that it suits her political agenda, Kamala Harris wants the court to impose a double standard.

Once more to the shovel, dear friends, once more

into the cold.  Etc.

As in 7F outside, and if the porch and driveway faced north it'd damn well have to wait for the sun to do something; wind chill is something like -4.  As it is, was able to clear the snow & sleet off the porch, walk and part of the driveway, hoping the mid-20's predicted last night would do much of the rest.

But soft!  What word through the interwebs breaks?  It's the weather weenies having dropped their prediction for today from 24 to 19.  Bastards.  Boy!  Hand me my time-travelling trousers, and pack my fighting trousers; I'm going back about ten years and beat the crap out of Michael Mann with his own hockey stick. 

Sunday, March 02, 2014

It's damn cold outside*, my shoulder aches, therefore

I'm finishing the day with fresh data points.

Because shoveling and sweeping sleet off the porch and driveway sucks, and this distracts me.

*All you people way up north, shut up; you EXPECT it to be like this.

Ah, the respect for other views of the left!

Shapiro’s remarks earned a standing ovation from pro-Israel students and forced the student council leaders to tell anti-Israel protesters to allow dissenters to speak freely. After hours of debate, the student government finally voted on the resolution at 6:30 a.m. By a vote of 7-5, the resolution was rejected. All student government members voted anonymously and told the UCLA Daily Bruin that they did so out of concern for their safety.

Just found this; I might need a few:
You'll notice that Mr. Bane's opinion of CT State Police Spokesman Oberscharf├╝hrer Paul Vance is about as low as mine is.

Right now it's snowing outside and 13F.  Earlier it was thundering and pouring sleet(new meaning for 'hard rain'), before that it was snowing.  This is the snow that, as of last night, was supposed to end by early afternoon as I recall.

"We can predict the climate in fifty years" my ass.

Why would we think someone is after our guns?

Maybe statements like these?
“A gun-control movement worthy of the name would insist that President Clinton move beyond his proposals for controls … and immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act … [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.”
Josh Sugarmann (executive director of the Violence Policy Center)

“My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.”
Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Dean of Harvard School of Public Health)

“I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say ‘Sorry.’ it’s 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.”
Rosie O’Donnell (At about the time she said this, Rosie engaged the services of a bodyguard who applied for a gun permit.)

Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”
Andrew Cuomo

“I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.”
Michael Dukakis

“If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all.”
U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman

“In fact, the assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea … Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic – purely symbolic – move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”
Charles Krauthammer, columnist, 4/5/96 Washington Post

Ban the damn things. Ban them all. You want protection? Get a dog.”
Molly Ivins, columnist, 7/19/94

“[To get a] permit to own a firearm, that person should undergo an exhaustive criminal background check. In addition, an applicant should give up his right to privacy and submit his medical records for review to see if the person has ever had a problem with alcohol, drugs or mental illness . . . The Constitution doesn’t count!”
John Silber, former chancellor of Boston University and candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Speech before the Quequechan Club of Fall River, MA. August 16, 1990

Yeah, things like that fall into the 'honor the threat' category: when all these clowns are saying "We're going to take your guns as soon as we can!", we believe they mean it.

Well, news from wannabe-Dark & Fascist State of CT

The Dutchman wrote a couple of letters to people in CT: one to the CT state cops(all of them) and one listing the names and home addresses of every legislator who voted for the idiot law in question.  And it seems they kind of threw a really hungry weasel in the henhouse:
Back from dealing with the family situation. In the mean time, as you can read from the links below, all hell has broken loose in CT. I am informed by various sources:
"Don't come to Connecticut anytime soon, there's cops and politicians up here who want you dead."
"The fox in in the henhouse over at the Legislature. There's people who voted for that damn law who want personal protective details NOW. They also want you in jail."
From the CT state police: "Mike, the upper echelons don't know whether to shit or go blind. You really hit them with those last two letters. Much discussion -- some whispering and more than a little shouting. They realize that this is a PR nightmare and they don't know what to do about it. I heard (a supervisor) cussing Malloy and Lawlor and that (graphic expletive deleted) Vance. All of a sudden they're starting to realize that we are on the line to be shot at and not them. . . The higher ups (like Vance) can afford to be in denial. We can't."
Goodness gracious, no good deed goes unpunished. Here I try to help them out and they go and react poorly. I guess it's a good thing CCDL won't invite me to their shindig this year. Too many politicians who are embarrassed to be seen with me on the same stage, is what I hear. If they are all that concerned, why don't they introduce a bill to postpone enforcement until the US Supreme Court has a chance to rule. At the very least, they'll be forcing the tyrants to go on the record one more time. I guess that makes too much sense.

 You know, probably every one of the legislators screaming about this has their address on file already; the neighbors know, etc.  Apparently the act of putting them all in one place, well, that really set them off.

A thought occurs on the abortion wars: Updated

In the Vorkosigan novels Bujold has uterine replicators being the common way for babies to be born: get the egg and sperm, put together, put in replicator, wait nine months.  Done to avoid both the health complications of pregnancy and the inconvenience.

So, say someone develops a form of replicator. Girl becomes pregnant, guy is looking forward to baby, she decides "I want an abortion."
"No, I want the kid. Just put it in a replicator, you can sign away all responsibility for it, I'll raise the baby."
"No! I want an abortion!"

Just think of the interesting warfare from there.

Responding to Sean's comment:
I can just hear the screaming of "YOU CAN'T FORCE ME TO USE BIRTH CONTROL!".

Add that to "I want an abortion!"
"You don't have to.  I want the kid, I'll pay for the transfer to the replicator and all those costs, and I'll sign off that you have NO responsibility to or for the kid."
"No!  I Want An Abortion!  It's my right!"
"Not when you're killing my kid, it's not."

"Um, because in one case there's a death?"

"The gay rights movement has been having some remarkable success lately. Why do abortion rights keep losing ground?" Wonders Gail Collins...
The thing also wanders into the "Should a baker be forced to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage if they find that objectionable?"  It's too nasty outside to go out(I'm a wuss, deal with it) so I'm going to throw in my bit.

Headline hit the big point: Gay rights means things like  "You can have a civil or- if your church doesn't object- religious marriage", whereas abortion rights means "You can flush that baby/fetus/cellular blob if you find it inconvenient."  BIG difference to a lot of people.  Add in some of the other complications:
Wife or girlfriend can decide "I don't want to be pregnant after all" for any reason- including "I'm pissed at you, and this is what I think will really hurt you!"- get an abortion; husband/boyfriend has no say whatever, which is troubling a lot of people.

A disgusting number of people now look on abortion as just one more method of birth control, which is chilling(to me, at least).  Which has also brought us the "It's not really a human until we decide it is, so what's wrong with calling it 'abortion' if you kill that cellular lump that's up to a year old?" shit.  No, I'm not kidding.  If you think getting slapped in the face with that attitude doesn't get somebodys' attention, you're wrong.

Something people like Collins just don't seem to understand: a lot of people wanting restrictions on abortion have an actual moral belief that it is wrong.  And the Collins either cannot or will not understand that; they consider it at best "You're stupid enough to believe that?", at worst "That's just camouflage for your hatred of women/desire to control women!" 
Gosnell really set a lot of people off; this dirtbag went along doing business in filthy conditions, horrible methods, the whole mess for what?  close to twenty YEARS? without ANY of the legally required inspections because 'Abortion!'  Nobody in a position to do anything would, because "I don't want to risk being called anti-woman or something."  So we had that whole first-class horror show come out, which moved a LOT of people to decide to do something.  Problem:
I know some people like the Collins type: ANY objection to abortion at any time- including the one I'll get to next- is MISOGYNY!  Is DESIRE TO DOMINATE!  Which also pisses a lot of people off.  Especially when, as they try to make sure that a Gosnell can't happen where they live, they're called anti-woman, anti- womens health and whatever other insult the clowns can come up with.  Because even a filthy, abusive, horrifying place like Gosnell's clinic must be defended because Women's Rights!  Women's Health!  Abortion Rights!  If they can't defend it, they do everything possible to minimize what came out, or just insult those who say/do anything.  Which also set a lot of people off:
"So you'd rather a filthy bastard like Gosnell perform abortions in unsanitary conditions with untrained personnel, keeping souvenirs in bottles, than make sure real inspections are done?"
"You really hate women, don't you?"  Etc.

And the last: money.  Take someone who has a real moral revulsion at abortion, or simply thinks "You want one?  Go ahead.  Just don't expect me to help you.", and tell them "You HAVE to pay for it!  If you don't want to pay for it it means you don't want women to have health care!", and you get someone whose back goes up and says "Screw you."  Big number of activists really believe that they have a right for the .gov to extort money from other people to pay for their abortion(and birth control); tell them they don't and they freakin' explode in indignation.  Which causes a lot of other people sick of being called names to say- in blunt or polite manner- "Fuck you!  I'm not your boyfriend or family, I'm not responsible for your being knocked-up, stop demanding I pay for your damned abortion."  Which gets them called more names, etc.  I think a bunch more people the last few years have moved into the "You think I'm REQUIRED to buy your pills and condoms?  And pay for your abortion with you don't bother to use them?  Bullshit!" category.

Thus ends that.  On to the other:
"He wouldn't bake our wedding cake because he objects to same-sex marriage!  I want him FORCED to bake it, or go to jail!"
Bullshit.  From a clapped-out bull.  I'm fucking sick to death of people demanding that EVERYONE cater to them, and anyone who doesn't must have the State force them to.  You want to know the way to handle this?
Bakery won't bake your cake.
Find a bakery that will.
Tell your friends "He wouldn't bake our cake, so don't take your business there."
The end.

But that's not good enough, noooo...  Your tender hurt feelings must be assuaged by the guy being FORCED to make your cake.  Because otherwise you'll be all butthurt and sad and that can't be allowed.  Well, fuck you.  Find your ovaries or balls and stop being a whiny bitch. 
You like the idea of a skinhead going into a Jewish bakery and telling them they HAVE to make their 'Happy Birthday Adolf!' cake?
You like the idea of a nazi telling a Jewish or gay-owned deli/restaurant they can't refuse to cater their 'New Fatherland!  Death to the Jews and Homos!' banquet?
You like the idea of a gay-owned bakery being informed that they HAVE to make that 'God hates fags' cake for the Westboro clowns?
I think when those things happen the same idiots demanding "You have to make MY cake!" will shit bricks of outrage, because "That's DIFFERENT from what I want!"  No, it's not, dumbass; your demand is just being used against you.  Deal with it.

One last thing: let's say it's proven that being homosexual is a genetic thing.  And that that marker can be found.  And that it can be removed from a fetus, or the gay-to-be fetus can be aborted.  An awful lot of the 'Abortion no matter what!' people are going to find themselves in a real interesting position, especially when some gay-rights people start wanting laws to prevent those abortions.  Have some popcorn at home for that fight.