Sunday Funnies For 02-17-19

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And I can hear the sound AOC wants to silence, wafting across the meadows and pastures of this great land.  It’s rather like the usual sounds emanating daily from the halls of Congress.  And who can forget this scene from the classic “Young Frankenstein?”

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Andrew McCabe: House Cleaning–UPDATED

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Andrew McCabe

Edgar Hoover was one of the most feared men in America—but mostly by politicians–one who kept voluminous files.  I’ll not shed tears over such people. I am unaware, however, that he ever conspired to depose a lawfully elected President of the United States.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is a known liar, dismissed from the FBI—vying with the DOJ for the title of the most virulently anti-constitutional, anti-trump federal agency–for lying. However, one might find a few things he has to say credible, as The Hill reports:

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EVs: Except In Winter

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In writing about electric vehicles, I’ve often observed their greatest limitation is the current—and for the foreseeable future—mediocre state of battery technology.  Contemporary technology, the lithium-ion battery, has significant drawbacks, including a tendency to burst into flame, often explosively.  Batteries sufficiently powerful for EVs are also very dangerous, not only to first responders, but to mechanics, all of who need special procedures and tools to avoid electrocution.  There does, however, seem to be a glimmer of hope, if not on the horizon, perhaps on the other side of the planet, as Bloomberg.com reports:

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Green New Deal: The Least Of Our Worries–UPDATED

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Much has been written about the Democrats “Green New Deal” (available here).  Pushed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joined by a great many other Dems, including a number running for the Democrat nomination for president, it is a virtual socialist wish list for seizing absolute power and wealth redistribution.  The Federalist explains:

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Guns And Liberty: A Rationale, Part 1 2019

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I last updated this series of articles in 2016.  Times and the political climate are ever-changing, but the compelling reasons human beings need firearms never change. One can easily argue those needs have never been more urgent, and more and more Americans, including those that never before considered becoming gun owners–including progressives–bought arms in incredible numbers, particularly during the Obama years. The prospect of President Hillary Clinton, who promised to work for gun control every day, also drove a historic run on gun dealers. New monthly and yearly records for federally required background checks–each one signaling the purchase of one or more guns–were being regularly set. Best estimates place the number of guns in the hands of Americans at more than 300 million–one for every man, woman and child–though the true number is surely higher.  Now that Donald Trump is POTUS, the boom has slowed, but gun owners are more aware than ever that powerful people are determined to disarm them, and they aren’t going to let trifles like the Constitution stop them.

In that spirit, it’s once again time to revise this series. I’ll post these updated articles—a total of 14 last time; we’ll see what happens this time–in sequence every Tuesday for the foreseeable future.

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License To Kill: The Murder Of Erik Scott, 12-19-18 UPDATE

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As I have often written, being a police officer is, at best, stressful and difficult.  Police officers are expected to make split second, life and death decisions, and are expected to be right 100% of the time.  It is somewhat miraculous how often they are right.  Young officers, learning in an honest agency, have an enormous advantage, but even then, the much-talked about “blue wall of silence” is involved.  In honest agencies, it is not nearly the bad thing one might think.

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Objectivity? Liberal Propaganda!

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Jonathan Edwards, early American minister
credit: wikipedia

In my early days of teaching in Texas, a personable young teacher/coach announced, via school e-mail, that he saw his newly acquired position as an opportunity to minister to not only students, but fellow teachers.  He essentially asked me, and everyone else, to subscribe to his ministry.  I politely replied that I would be taking care of my spiritual journey without his help, thank you.  I later learned our principal, a smart and decent fellow, took him aside and explained he could be a teacher or a minister, but not both on school time, and if he chose the latter, he would be seeking a new “opportunity” elsewhere.

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