Honestly, I think they’ve spent enough time around each other to know that they are all such uncaring greedheads that - no matter what - greed and power will prevail, and the flow of profits will not be slowed, even if they individually wanted it to. the Green New Deal then, if anything, will just prevent them from amassing the wealth they need for their private post-apocalyptic fortress to protect against the masses. Self-fulfilling prophecy. They can’t afford to be the one who goes soft…for their families.
Also found this:
Hey, remember when Republicans said the ACA’s individual mandate was an unconstitutional requirement for private citizens to participate in a marketplace and purchase a product against their will, and that such government overreach into the lives of private citizens was tyranny of the highest order?
Apparently it’s fine if the aim is to force everyone in your state to own a gun. And it’s totally fine to subsidize that requirement with a million dollars of taxpayer funds per year.
In addition to the AR-15 bill, there’s a separate handgun-specific bill, the summary of which from the Missouri House’s own website states:
Establishes the McDaniel Second Amendment Act, which requires every person 21 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm to own a handgun and authorizes a tax credit for a purchase of a handgun
Fucking hell. That’s not The Onion? 0__o
The author felt obligated to emphasize that point.
No, this is not the Onion.
Oy. I guess it was indeed a fair while ago that reality outpaced The Onion’s capacity to satirize it.
Is Remington based in Missouri, and is this the Keep-Remington-Alive Bill? Wild guessing, but it seems pretty much like a wealth transfer to the gun industry…
Stay classy home state.
While I do miss St. Louis I don’t regret leaving that state for Seattle.
Is that fucking real??? How the hell can you enforce that? And say with a straight face that requiring insurance is socialism, but requiring firearm ownership is, what, corporate welfare? Guaranteed profits?
So I thought the argument that the individual mandate was unconstitutional had some merit. It seemed to skirt by because the government-facilitated markets allowed them to claim it was a tax.
But how in the hell could this possibly be constitutional? It makes no sense whatsoever.
If the government simply handed out AR-15s that would be one thing. Another option would be to increase taxes and then use that money to buy AR-15s and give them to citizens. But requiring people to purchase one with their money just seems like an in-your-face violation of individual autonomy.
So basically the decades of NRA fear mongering about leftist groups like the Black Panthers is a total crock?
Good to know!
Warmest sympathy is at least a step up from his “regards” tweet a while back during some other horrible event I can’t place right now.
Yeah. Maybe he’s getting a bit better at appropriating language used by people who can actually do empathy.
I recall there was some town in the Great Plains that did this; G. Gordon Liddy came out to support their effort. I saw a short film about it.
Friday’s actions by the State Department followed a September 2018 threat from National Security Adviser John Bolton that the US would “use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court.”
eta: Missed the Daily Beast posting above.
That has to be a coincidence, or maybe someone more aware intervened. I don’t believe Trump did it.
Time to take out those extremely small violins again
Page Six got in touch with another person allegedly in attendance at the same party who backed up Arnold’s account. “Mossimo was talking about how he agrees with Trump, and that people need to carry their own weight,” the spy offered. “He was saying there’s a lot of ‘takers’ out there and entitled people.”
Damn, it is like they actively WANT to be hated universally…