Closing Thought–17Feb21

Before I post on this situation I want all readers to know that I am a gun owner and I believe that there needs to be some sanity in our gun laws that we have today.

Now to the meat of this post……

A freshman rep from Georgia (that state not the country) who has been stripped of her committee assignments because of her hateful attitudes has offered up a bill the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA)……

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) kept her campaign pledge to defend gun rights by introducing the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) to defund all federal gun control enforcement and end funding for regulation and guidance issued by the ATF.

The Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) will:

  • Cut all federal funding from implementing, enforcing, or advancing any measure, law, regulation, or guidance relating to the lawful use, purchase, sale, possession, or transportation of firearms by any citizen of the United States for Fiscal Year 2021.
  • Prohibit any federal funds from enforcing or implementing regulations or guidance issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms promulgated after November 1, 2020.

“Throughout my campaign for Congress, I promised the people of Northwest Georgia that I would be the strongest defender of gun rights on Capitol Hill. The Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) prevents the federal government from using our taxpayer dollars to enforce gun control on law-abiding Americans.

Our God-given right to protect our country, ourselves and our families shouldn’t be up for debate. I’m proud to introduce this legislation, endorsed by the American Firearms Association, that will defund the enforcement of tyrannical gun control laws.”

Congressmen Paul Gosar (AZ-4), Randy Weber (TX-14), Scott Perry (PA-10), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Thomas Massie (KY-4) and Chip Roy (TX-21) have joined Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) as cosponsors of SAPA.

(allongeorgia.com)

This is a waste of time.

The ATF is going nowhere.

It makes no sense because there is no gun control in this country regardless of what loonies like Greene have to say.

More GOP games is all this is.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Let The Games Begin

Now that the Trump trial has come to an end……and now the retaliation may begin…..

Trump’s sack holder in the Senate Lindsey Graham has issued a Trumpite threat for 2022…..in an interview on FOX News (where else?)…..

Lindsey Graham gave a wide-ranging interview on Fox News Sunday all about the impeachment trial, a day after it ended in acquittal for former President Trump. Some of the topics the South Carolina senator touched on:

  • Trump’s reaction to the verdict: Trump “was grateful to his lawyers” and “appreciated the help that all of us provided,” Graham said, per the Hill, adding that the former president was “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022,” though he was also “mad at some folks.”
  • Mad at who? Graham didn’t specify whether Mitch McConnell was one of those people, but he did say of the Senate minority leader’s speech condemning Trump (even after McConnell voted to acquit): “I think Sen. McConnell’s speech—he got a load off his chest but unfortunately put a load on the back of Republicans. That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns. I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Georgia, Arizona, New Hampshire, where we have a chance to take back the Senate, they may be playing Sen. McConnell’s speech and asking you about it if you’re a candidate.”
  • Retribution? Graham warned that Democrats had set a dangerous precedent with the trial, the New York Post reports. “If you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House,” he said. “Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here and I’m sad for the country.” He was referring to the now-VP’s support of the Minnesota Freedom Fund back in June, before she became now-President Joe Biden’s running mate. She encouraged people to donate to the fund, which helped Black Lives Matter protesters to post bail. It’s not clear what he was referring to with his “broke somebody’s head open” comment.
  • The phone call: With regard to the phone call in which Trump reportedly told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy the rioters at the US Capitol cared more about the results of the election than McCarthy did, Graham dismissed it as “hearsay.” He acknowledged the former president “bears responsibility of pushing narratives about the election that I think are not sound and not true,” he said, but that is “politically protected speech.”
  • Lara Trump: Graham said the former president’s daughter-in-law, wife of Eric Trump, stands to gain quite a bit from this whole thing. “The biggest winner of this whole impeachment trial is Lara Trump,” Graham said, per Slate. “My dear friend Richard Burr, [the North Carolina senator who voted to convict Trump], just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs.”

A vindictive tit for tat from the Trump party of mindless and spineless slugs.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Play That Antisemitism Card

The ruling by the International Criminal Court has BiBi up in arms……

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Friday’s ruling: “Today the ICC proved once again that it is a political body and not a judicial institution,” he said. “The ICC ignores the real war crimes and instead pursues the State of Israel, a state with a strong democratic government that sanctifies the rule of law, and is not a member of the ICC.

“In this decision,” Netanyahu added, “the ICC violated the right of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism, and played into the hands of those who undermine efforts to expand the circle of peace. We will continue to protect our citizens and soldiers in every way from legal persecution.”

https://www.france24.com/en/middle-east/20210205-icc-rules-it-has-jurisdiction-over-palestinian-territories-clears-way-for-probe-of-israeli-actions

“Pure anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu said, raising an argument likely to strike a chord with many Israelis who believe that criticism, especially in Europe, of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has its roots in anti-Jewish sentiment.

Why is everything that does not go Israel’s way antisemitism?

Of course the US has to kiss Israel’s ass….so they oppose this action by ICC…..

In the US, State Department spokesman Ned Price said his office was still reviewing the decision. However, he clarified that the Biden administration has “serious concerns about the ICC’s attempts to exercise its jurisdiction over Israeli personnel.”

“We have always taken a position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for countries that consent to or that are referred to by the UN Security Council,” Price added, hinting at US opposition to the decision, given that Israel is not a member of the ICC. The US is also not a member. The Palestinians joined the court in 2015.

There is a reason that Israel and the US has not singed on to the ICC.

The ICC is meant to serve as a court of last resort when countries’ own judicial systems are unable or unwilling to investigate and prosecute war crimes.

Has anyone else noticed that the countries that commit the worse offensives do not sign on?

Sorry but the destruction of crops, theft of land and extrajudicial raids and imprisonment without charge are all war crimes in my book.

Look at the BDS Movement…..a group that boycotts Israel until they start treating Palestinians humanely has been labelled ‘antisemitic’ by our Congress and admin……this is bullshit!

The Biden administration “embraces and champions” the so-called IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, a State Department official said on Monday.

Kara McDonald, deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, praised the definition “with its real-world examples” as “an invaluable tool” to “call hate by its proper name and take effective action,” according to the JTA news agency.

McDonald is serving temporarily as the Biden administration’s point person on the issue until it names a special envoy on anti-Semitism.

The IHRA definition has been promoted by Israel and its lobby groups.

It has been strongly opposed by civil libertarians and Palestinian and Jewish organizations which see it as a pretext to smear and censor supporters of Palestinian rights.

Its use as a tool of censorship has even been criticized by the definition’s original author.

My First Amendment rights….if Trump can use it then we all can.

Israel can kiss my old ass….call that what you may.

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”