Jan 12 2011

Peter King, gun control, and deranged killers

Category: justiceharmonicminer @ 3:55 pm


Boehner opposes new gun-control bill – fortunately


Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) announced plans Tuesday to introduce legislation prohibiting people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of members of Congress. 

King, who has previously called for the removal of illegal guns from the streets, made the announcement alongside New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s loudest voices for stricter gun laws. 

King said the legislation is not intended only for the safety of government officials but also to protect the public. He said elected officials are not necessarily more important than constituents, but by protecting them in this way, they would feel safer in meeting federal officials at public events. 

“The fact is they do represent the people who elect them, and it’s essential, if we’re going to continue to have contact, that the public who are at these meetings are ensured of their own safety,” King said. 


I’m stunned. Is King simply blind, did he not read any of the reports about the killer, or is he so in the grip of the anti-self-defense lobby that he’ll take any excuse to pander to them?

Does ANYONE actually think that ANY gun law would have stopped this deranged killer from doing his deadly deed?

This isn’t closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. This is more like opening the barn door in the hope that the horse you’ve already beat to death will come home.

Jan 12 2011

Sometimes the old thing is better

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 12:39 pm

OK, with Innermore’s excellent suggestion, I’ve run down what the problem was, and the appearance of the blog is back to “normal”, mostly.

Jan 12 2011

MEDIA MALPRACTICE is now available from Netflix

Category: Obamaharmonicminer @ 11:42 am

Media Malpractice, the movie linked to the right, is now available on Netflix. It has some new content and is more relevant than ever, given the continuing bias displayed in media coverage of Obama, Palin, et. al.

In the audio linked here, you’ll hear the suggestion that Media Malpractice is worth including in political science classes (and communications classes, too).

I hope you’ll go to Netflix and add it to your queue. If you haven’t tried Netflix yet, it’s a great deal for anyone who watches either TV or movies.