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And Warren goes crazy (Elizabeth Warrens Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything)

This is so stupid I do not see how even G4A could support it. Some think it is to claim the hard left in the run up for 2020, but it is batshit crazy at its worst
Sen. Elizabeth Warren with Sen. Bernie Sanders at a Capitol Hill press conference introducing Sanders’s “Medicare for All” plan, September 13, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
Wholesale seizure and control of private property? With 2020 in her sights, Warren woos the hard Left.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. If successful, it would constitute the largest seizure of private property in human history.

Warren’s proposal is dishonestly called the “Accountable Capitalism Act.” Accountable to whom? you might ask. That’s a reasonable question. The answer is — as it always is — accountable to politicians, who desire to put the assets and productivity of private businesses under political discipline for their own selfish ends. It is remarkable that people who are most keenly attuned to the self-interest of CEOs and shareholders and the ways in which that self-interest influences their decisions apparently believe that members of the House, senators, presidents, regulators, Cabinet secretaries, and agency chiefs somehow are liberated from self-interest when they take office through some kind of miracle of transcendence.

Under Senator Warren’s proposal, no business with more than $1 billion in revenue would be permitted to legally operate without permission from the federal government. The federal government would then dictate to these businesses the composition of their boards, the details of internal corporate governance, compensation practices, personnel policies, and much more. Naturally, their political activities would be restricted, too. Senator Warren’s proposal entails the wholesale expropriation of private enterprise in the United States, and nothing less. It is unconstitutional, unethical, immoral, irresponsible, and — not to put too fine a point on it — utterly bonkers.

It is also cynical. Senator Warren is many things: a crass opportunist, intellectually bankrupt, personally vapid, a peddler of witless self-help books, etc. But she is not stupid. She knows that this is a go-nowhere proposition, that she will be spared by the Republican legislative majority from the ignominy that would ensue from the wholehearted pursuit of this daft program. It is in reality only a means of staking out for purely strategic reasons the most radical corner for her 2020 run at the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic party in 2018, like the Republican primary electorate in 2016, is out for blood and desirous of confrontation. So Senator Warren is running this red flag up the flagpole to see who salutes.

Alternative to the Womens March

The Womens March organization has a decided anti Semitic slant to it. Its national leaders have ties to Farrakhan and they have actively discouraged/blocked Jewish and pro Israel groups from participating. Early on some of their efforts were lead by a convicted Palestinian terrorist. Legal Insurrection has an article about an alternative movement emerging that does not have that stain upon it. Its an interesting read.

Why Space Force

In case anyone missed it, NASA is a civilian organization. Yes many of the astronauts are military, but fundamentally, it is supposed to be a civilian agency. The military side of space has always been on the margins and sometimes hidden in the US.

I don't have a problem with a specific space military arm doing the military side of space. Not sure how you separate if from the Air Force, perhaps it will be partitioned not unlike how the Army Air Corps was extracted into the Air Force. My take is that the USAF will want to own it too.

More blockade running

Just read where there was another ship stopped trying to run the Gaza blockade. Heard nothing about this from the usual suspects
Posted by His Daughter | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:00 PM (1 replies)

Bag of D****s ordering location

With all the BOD comments here, I should have realized that some people would see a commercial opportunity
Posted by His Daughter | Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:28 PM (5 replies)

To my surprise, the #secondcivilwarletters thing is still on going...

Some are quite funny.
Posted by His Daughter | Wed Aug 1, 2018, 11:59 PM (1 replies)

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Hubby and I snuck over to Cedar City, UT this week to attend some performances at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Met up with one of dad's close friends who also is a member here. Great time, good food, and some awesome performances. Highly highly recommend it.

Since we left California with the long commutes and 3 jobs, I find I like having a personal life and having things to do that do not involve keeping a solar plant running. If you are in the southwest, find time to get here.

Surprised no one has posted this...or did I miss it. Big win for 1st and 2nd Amendment

A while back Cody Wilson created DEFCAD, a repository for 3D printed firearms data. Immediate issue over ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulation. Lawsuit ensued. Gov settled it, paying him for some lawyer fees in the process. Takeaways include the concurrence that it is legal and not an ITAR violation to publish CAD files for civilian firearms. Government also agreed that non automatic firearms upto and including 50 caliber are not military weapons. Both are BFDs.

Suit was Defense Distributed v. United States Department of State. Good article about it here:

Wilson is also the guy behind the cheap PC driven CNC machines that turn out receivers and such. Combine that with the printing of his Liberator design, and you have untraceable firearms build by just about anyone, legal for the most part. With the data now legal and machines in production...whoo boy.

Legal beagles are trying to shut it down, but just like California, the engineers are beating them at every turn.

This was another SAF victory not the NRA. Bloomberg, his astroturf group, NYC, and other antis did not intervene and were probably caught flat footed by this. It is a potential game changer.

I helped harass someone in public today

I have no clue if he was a Trump supporter or not, he was clearly not part of the Trump administration

Was out to lunch today with some of the staff. When leaving, one of them found a family relation outside the restaurant smoking. She started chidding him about how bad it was. He is older and diabetic. A good way to lose your feet kind thing. He started to get loud and nasty with her. Sheepdog that I am, I stepped in suggesting there was no call for that kind of language, in hopes of deescalating. His comment to me was “what are you, a f*cking doctor”. “Actually…”. He stopped his tirade instantly, got a bit sheepish, and introduced himself. I was floored. He had been at the 4th of July feed when I was at the clinic, and had even met my husband. This is that small a place.

That said I am still evil since I was Democrat participating in the harassment of someone doing something legal. Is that going to get me medals at the mothership or disowned here?

Event epilogue

We went back early today. Most of the adults were sober though a few were seriously unhappy. They had planned to be there until Sunday and now have to find another place. Later a couple of women came to the house to apologize. The site was clean, just some tracks left behind. They are gone . We looked at placing something to block the area but opted not to. Somebody might need it for an emergency. However, there is a new sign in the off to the side in the clearing. No excuses next time.

A few minutes ago we got a call from a deputy. We assured him everything had gone fine. Someone stopped by the substation to complain about being removed and that we were wearing guns. They apparently were surprised to learn that open carry is legal in AZ, besides they were on our property and it is snake country.
Posted by His Daughter | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:48 AM (7 replies)
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