The former mayor of New York City outlined his methods of ruling the “great unwashed slave class” to International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. Story here In the interview streamed from Washington D.C. the multi-billionaire spoke frankly about managing the poor for their “own good”. With taxes on cigarettes, surgery drinks, and french fries – the former mayor defended his actions, saying, he felt he owed it to them.
Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum, a Democrat elected to 3 four year terms, was passed over by the county Democrat party. Instead the party chose retired state trooper Juan Figueroa. story here
Sheriff VanBlarcrum an outspoken supporter of concealed carry, asked residents to carry everyday. story here The democrats did not approve of the Sheriff’s position on guns and instead selected a candidate more in keeping with their views. VanBlarcrum will primary Figueroa and already has the nomination of the Independence Party.
Emperor Andy has a problem with President Trump’s actions or lack of actions on Guns. In an open letter published on Twitter, Cuomo calls Trump out for not doing something immediately. If Andy had been president we could have had a national unSAFE act. It must really frustrate the emperor that we have wasted all these crises.
You see it over and over, whenever another a regressive Democrat wants to ban guns, some gun owner who cuts up their rifle or some poll showing NRA members wish for more gun control. A common refrain amongst actual gun owners is “who did they ask”, because it was not me.
The argument is a logical fallacy, a straw man argument. Debaters and people seeking to win influence use the tactic when their argument can not be won with reason or facts. A recent poll by the American Journal of Public Health published here by The Washington Post makes the straw man come alive with the claim “Over 80 percent of gun owners and non-owners favor universal background checks”. It is nonsense, and the claim is link bait for sympathetic news sources and bloggers to use the outrageous “80%” claim.
A simple dissection of the claim shows even the American Journal of Public Health knows it is stretching the truth – “and non-owners” is not in the claim by accident. Later in the article, they concede gun owners don’t agree with most of their survey questions. The ones that do – well no one is told, how the question was phrased and it matters. Gun owners know background checks are required on all firearms purchases, so if asked “do you support background checks”? Some less than zero number will say “yes”. Sometimes a better question than who did they ask is how did they ask it.
Surveys are nearly meaningless and are used as agitprop for the easily swayed. If “Johnny jumped off the bridge, would you?” – a great many “Facebookers” would. An unfortunately high percentage of adults, especially by todays qualifications for “Adulthood”, don’t have minds of their own but look to leaders to tell them how to think or feel. (You can trust the last statement, because I made a survey and I am about to publish it.) This tactic is effective with such “Adults”. Unfortunately these “Adults” become strident “Facebook” activists, the rest are employed as politicians.
The surveys of compliant gun owners and YouTube videos of crushing a rifle are only convincing to other straw men. Let’s hope Dorthy finds them a brain.
Eric Schneiderman who rose to New York Attorney General crusading for Gun Control has been accused of physical violence by several women in his life. The liberal attorney general has resigned. Another example of “projection”, when a liberal politician will not trust average people with firearms – it usually means they can not be trusted with firearms or much of anything else.
It is Nursing day. Seems like every day is Nursing day with all the virtue signaling done by nurses and people who praise them unsolicited. The nurse’s unions and it seems like they have a bunch of them, are calling for an end to private gun ownership because of their rights. I forget which right is that the nurses must be praised regularly because they are smarter than everyone? Nurses call for the end of the 2nd Amendment
According to the Times Union here, Frank Merola will decide by Friday, May 4th if he will seek the Republican nomination for Kathy Marchione’s Senate seat. Marchione was a vocal critic of the unSAFE act in NY. Frank Merola has already butted heads with Cuomo as Rensselaer County Clerk here and here.
Politico declares a new center significantly left of the old center. In a recent article, Politico implies Republican’s like Claudia Tenney to radical for their new center. Tenney states facts like “most mass shooters are Democrats”, and scandal-plagued Democrats like Hillary Clinton should be investigated. The new center can’t have these points of history talked about in public much less in Congress members mind.
Not long ago, amidst all the rallies and protests, when the unSAFE act was passed in the middle of the night, three state legislators were outspoken critics of the Emperor Andy’s actions. Steve McLaughlin, Pete Lopez, and Kathy Marchione.
Steve McLaughlin was convinced to leave the Assembly for a county politics job, Pete Lopez decided to become a regional administrator for the EPA and now Kathy Marchione has now decided not to run for re-election to spend more time with her family.