Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Is there any battle the right thinks is too insignificant to fight? Apparently not:
Lawsuit Filed Against Gun Ban in Northern Mariana Islands

With the 9th Circuit ruling in Peruta, Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands can no longer sustain heavy restrictions on the ownership and carry of handguns. Guam has already reformed its law. Hawaii has a ruling against it and is waiting to see what happens with the Peruta decision. Now the Northern Mariana Islands have had a lawsuit filed against them to repeal the total ban on the ownership and carry of handguns. It is hard to see how such a ban can stand, given the decisions in Heller, McDonald, and Peruta.

The lawsuit has been filed by two residents, Li-Rong Radich and David Radich. The lawsuit is supported by the Second Amendment Foundation, The NRA Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund, and Hawaii Defense Foundation....
Say, how cash-rich is your favorite activist organization? The NRA has enough scratch lying around to fund a lawsuit in the Northern Mariana Islands. But, of course, that the right for you. The right fights everywhere it thinks it can possibly fight. That's why the right wins so often.

I thought of that Mariana story when I read this at Booman Tribune:
... The Republicans voted unanimously against the confirmation of Henry Aaron to serve on the advisory board for Social Security for a term that ends in...
Wait for it:
... 18 days.
Yes you read that correctly:
Every Republican voted against him. Every damn one. They wouldn't vote to let this president's appointee to an obscure executive branch position have a job for the next two-and-a-half weeks.

But really, why not? Why shouldn't Republicans kick Henry Aaron? If they can, why shouldn't they, just to keep their curb-stomping feet limber? Right?

These are your modern right-wingers. In a non-violent way, they're as fanatical, as monomaniacally bellicose, and as sociopathically lacking in fellow-feeling for those who aren't members of their tribe as any member of ISIS. But that's why they win. They never stop fighting, and they treat every fight as total war.


Unknown said...

The key question to ask Republicans, always, is: "What are you afraid of?"

They're used to being called "outrageous" and brushing off demands for apologies. They really can't handle it when you ask them "What the hell are you so afraid of?"

Because the answer is "everything." And they were hoping you hadn't noticed.

Victor said...

"If they can, why shouldn't they, just to keep their curb-stomping feet limber? Right?"

And stiff new jackboots are best broken-in by the blood of a few liberals and non-Christians.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a comment by my high school english teacher. (slightly paraphrased" Would I bet my life on it? No. Would I bet your life on it? Sure.