Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Most Important Story of the Day

(frightening photo courtesy India Today)
Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm 
BERLIN - Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. 
High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the force said in a statement.
We're probably lucky that the same thing didn't happen last night at the SOTU. Blah...blah...vocal faltulence...blah...blah...human generation of methane...blah...kaboom!

What we did hear last night was the dying whimper of this most recent antigun putsch. This from Politco's Dylan Byers (not exactly a friend of ours) instant analysis:
3. The Gun Control Push is All But Over 
Obama's gun-control push started to fade from view a long time ago, but Tuesday's speech solidifed its death. "A year after making a call for his broad gun control agenda the emotional big finish, Obama devoted just two sentences to preventing gun violence," our colleague Reid Epstein reports. "Gun control advocates — thrilled that Obama made their cause the centerpiece of his emotional big finish last year — are left to be satisfied that Obama simply reiterated its commitment to reforms." 
The mainstream media was part of the heavy push for gun control. From CNN's Piers Morganand Don Lemon to NBC's Bob Costas to almost the entirety of MSNBC and the editorial pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post. In the wake of Newtown, the sense of urgency surrounding gun control legislation was so fierce that, at times, it began to color the media's news coverage in general. In that regard, the near-omission of gun control from Obama's speech was a loss for the mainstream media.
Interesting observation on the MSM. The gun control "movement" — and I use the term very loosely — has always been largely a creature of the Mainstream Media. As I've said before, in 2013 the media went all-in for civilian disarmament. When even more mainstream commentators notice that "it began to color the media's news coverage in general," it should tell you how thoroughly compromised the MSM is. Also worth noting that the media is spinning last night's whimper as a ringing endorsement. This from Huffpo:
One year later, with his gun control agenda considered dead on Capitol Hill, the president used the same venue to pledge that he will advance measures to reduce gun violence "with or without Congress."
Yeah, well, take your consolation where you can find it. In fact, the push for gun control that began with Newtown is finished. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean there's not a new push just around the corner.

The sad fact is that gun control/civilian disarmament is a religion, not even remotely based on any kind of fact. It has articles of faith, its own catechisms, its priests and ruling elite who answer to no one. If it wasn't for the boundless support of the MSM, occasional crumbs from progressives and that nasty little fascist billionaire (can one person wreak havoc on a country...check Wikipedia, under "Hitler"), gun control/civilian disarmament would be on par with the Flat Earth Society. The reason the gun control movement keeps falling on its face is that the majority of American people, when presented with the reverent, long repeated "solutions," recognize nonsense when they see it.

It's obvious that whether our blood enemies say they want to "ban handguns," have "common sense gun control," promote "gun safety" or find "solutions to gun violence," the only real agenda item is unconditional civilian disarmament, however they can get it.

So take a deep breath, go shooting or hunting (or maybe both), keep bringing new people into our culture and get ready for the next battle.


Anonymous said...

Tell it to the good folks in NY. One mentally deranged Governor can cause much misery. Would think you would understand living in Colorado.

NY'ers are not voting themselves out of their problem like Colorado might. Sad.

Harmony Hermit

Michael Bane said...
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Michael Bane said...

Hopefully, we will vote ourselves out of the mess we got into. And as soon as the Repubs are back in power in CO we will TWIST THEIR ARMS to put in place additional Constitutional protections so it can't happen again!

New York, I don't know.

Sorry, brother...


jerry from upstate new york said...

I'm voting with my feet (hopefully)and by summer will be in Florida !! if not will vote in November!

James said...

Good post as usual, M. Bane.

"keep brining new people"... Heh. Didn't get enough fowl over Thanksgiving?

Michael Bane said...

LOL! The most important part of preparing "long pork" is proper marinating...or so I've heard...or maybe that was about any case, fixed now!


George said...

I hope you guys in CO take a lesson from the pro-life crowd here in FL and nationally.

I recall about 20 years ago, my local congresswoman was about to support pro-choice/abortion legislation. The local chapter, of the now defunct, Christian Coalition mobilized and backed her off of it. The put so much pressure on her and other Republicans around the country they essentially made just about everyone of them pro-life, at least on paper.

How I think this translates into gun politics is this:
We'll support anyone who supports us; it doesn't matter the party affiliation. We will make it absolutely clear that if they ever cross us, we will burn the freaking ground beneath their feat in our undying effort to remove them from office.

It has worked for the pro-life movement for several decades now. It's not nice, it's not civil, but it's how you win. Most important, its how we keep our freedom.

Unknown said...

With respect to the gun control "movement" and in keeping with the lead topic of bovine flatulence, I submit the following YouTube clip:

Anonymous said...

On ABC, just before the SOTUS address, diane sawyer presented her propaganda version of the dangers guns present to children. She set up playrooms with guns planted in candy dishes so that kids would find them. Of course, it was all caught on camera. She was amazed. She wanted to show that this is how all of us store our guns and how we all put "the children at risk". She also used distorted data to further the lie about child gun deaths. See the attached for more on that.

Bend over, here it comes again! The "anti's", along with other liberals will never give up on trying to do the opposite of whatever really needs to be done.

Life Member

nj larry said...

Just read this column from Coulter. What is important is a study she is commenting on. The basic drift is that with massive immigration (as the Demons propose)will come a total change to the culture of America. This includes anti gun values. Kind of a back door way to get what the Anti's want. Something to noddle on.

ELIMN8U said...

We at the IowaFirearmsCoalition are trying to get the 2A added to our States Constitution as Iowas is one of six states that does not have that provision in our states's a long process but we're ready!