Monday, July 28, 2014

The right to keep and bare breasts! (or open carry breasts)

You wanted to see something else?
It seems that the open carry crowd in Texas is upset at some women lawfully displaying their breasts in public.

Somehow, it seems to me that it would be a "god" (goddess?) given right if such a thing were to exist since breasts, unlike firearms, are part of the human body.   Firearms are not only man made, but a fairly recent one on the historic timeline (maybe a thousand years or so back), which seems to knock the possibility that a deity had anything to do with their creation.

In fact, I would think that even the most hard core religious fanatic would have to admit that god created the human body. Women's breast perform the function of nurturing babies, which again points to the fact that they may have been designed by a creator deity if one believes in such things.

Additionally, it seems that it is not against the law to "keep and bare breasts" in Texas (at least the part where women openly carry their breasts), which means they can exercise their goddess given right to do just that.

Kinda like realising that god is responsible for most abortions,  god is also responsible for women having breasts.

As the song says:  Ya gotta like boobs a lot!

But if you have a problem with women exercising their right to keep and bare breasts, maybe you ought to consider that walking around with a weapon isn't exactly a friendly act. In fact, it is a threatening act to most thinking people.

Did that ever occur to you, or are you just too stupid for that to occur to you?

Next week: the NRA demands that Open Carry Texas ogle breasts; to be followed by a limp retraction.

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Your NRA: Meet William DeHayes

Yup, the total package: no shirt, cig plugged into piehole, displaying his manhood.  Surely he is the stud of his trailerpark.

NRA member Willy DeHayes is very proud of his manhood.  So much so, he likes to show them off to people.  Sometimes this isn't a good idea:

Brooksville, Florida -- A 25-year-old pregnant woman is dead after she was shot in the head last night in Brooksville.
According to the Brooksville Sheriff's Office, Katherine Lynn Hoover died early this morning.
She was five months pregnant.
Physicians at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point removed baby boy Hoover last night after Katherine was airlifted to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Baby boy Hoover was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m.
Sheriff's investigators Katherine Hoover's injuries occurred after her friend, William DeHayes, showed her his .22 caliber revolver and it went off, the bullet striking Hoover in the head.
Hey, but it's all ok--Willy feels bad about everything:

"We feel terrible about the whole thing," Don DeHayes, William's father, told 10 News. "For the other family, for my son and his family, we just feel bad. We can't change it."

Don DeHayes sounds like a real putz.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"[The gun issue] is the one thing that will spin the blue-collar union member away from his union."--Neil Knox

You are cynical about government, but what about the politicians that make the laws?

George Carlin on Language - Israeli Murderers are Called Commandos

DC Concealed Carry Ban Unconstitutional

from ssgmarkcr

  I just saw this come up.  It seems that the US District Court in DC has ruled that the District's ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional.  The Heller, McDonald, and Peruta decisions were all cited in the decision. 

"In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which
this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-
use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the
Court finds that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is

"Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.”

"Judge Sculin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”

    Of course, it will be appealed, and might end up like Illinois did.  Perhaps they'll even appeal it to the US Supreme Court, something that Illinois decided not to do.  We shall see. 

The reality challenged right--a bibliography.

One doesn't need to go too long to find that the US right has embraced ignorance as a virtue, but here is a bibliography of sources if you think I'm making this up:
Of course, we can use The Heller Decision for the apotheosis of ignorance.  In fact, the "gun rights" movement is so obviously a case of ignorance trumping reality that it is mind numbing.

I'll keep updating this as more material comes to light.

A good post for a Sunday

This eye-opening map was created by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.

If you’d like to see state-by-state breakdowns of exactly how many believers each faith has, the ASARB has the maps for you.

Something to think about when you want to go imposing your religion on others.

I find it interesting the places where Islam is the second largest religion.

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