Democrat “Sit-In” – too much stupid for one week!

Well, if you haven’t heard already, the Democrats have been staging a sit-in at the US House of Representatives, which has been going on since yesterday, and today turned into utter dumbassery on the House floor.

A Democratic protest demanding votes on gun-control legislation led to pandemonium in the House chamber that did not end until early Thursday, when Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his fellow Republicans reclaimed control long enough to force through a major spending bill. They then abruptly adjourned and the Republicans left the Capitol.

Furious Democrats remained on the House floor, where they huddled around their leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, who praised their stand as a “discussion heard around the world.”

There’s so much stupid going on with this, I thought I’d helpfully help y’all rack and stack it.

idiotsFirst – We have Rep. John Lewis, whom all the media outlets are hailing as a hero and a civil rights legend, leading a bunch of short bus-riding, window-licking Democrats in protest to demand votes on gun control legislation. I find it ironic that a man who has spent his life fighting for civil rights is now leading a protest against them. When liberal stalwarts like the ACLU, Slate, and Gawker (GAWKER, ferfuckssake!) are calling this protest ill-advised, stupid, and infringing on the rights of Americans, perhaps it’s time to listen.

However, drama is more important, as witnessed by Pelosi’s praise of the ridiculous grandstanding above, which leads me to my second point.

Second – These Democrats, according to my friend Amy Ridenour, who knows way more about this stuff than I do, can get a vote on any bill any time they want by getting a discharge petition signed by a majority of members of the House. If they can’t get a majority of members to sign the petition, they can’t win anyway, so why bother?

Third – After hysterically accusing the Republicans of wanting to sell guns to ISIS, merely because they didn’t want to deprive Americans of due process by placing them on secret lists that would infringe on their civil rights, dipshit Democrats engaged in a bit more hyperbole by accusing NRA’s Cam Edwards of comparing John Lewis to a terrorist.  Of course, it’s not even close to the truth. I know Cam, and nothing that stupid could ever fly out of his mouth or keyboard. What he did, actually, say is that Democrats are not abiding by House rules, much like criminals and terrorists don’t abide by gun control laws.

But that hasn’t stopped the histrionics, because it’s newsworthy to accuse a respected pro-gun personality, who happens to be one hell of a nice guy, of denigrating a civil rights legend.

Cam obviously did no such thing, but you know who did accuse John Lewis of being a terrorist? I’ll give you one guess, because John Lewis was on the government’s terrorist watchlist himself, according to CNN.

Rep. John Lewis, D – Georgia, a nine-term congressman famous for his civil rights work with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been stopped 35 to 40 times over the past year, his office said.

[…]

Lewis contacted the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security and executives at various airlines in a so-far fruitless effort to get his name off the list, said spokeswoman Brenda Jones.

Instead, Lewis got a letter from the Transportation Security Administration that he can present to ticket agents indicating he has cleared an identity check with the agency. But the letter warns he might still be subject to extra security checks before being allowed to fly.

But we’re not allowed to talk about that, so shut up, racist!

Fourth – Celebutards with less knowledge about firearms than toddlers have decided to put their full ignorance on display. Witness the shitslurpery of one sports writer Jason La Canfora, who, like many celebutards knows exactly jack and shit about the difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

After a Twitter user called him on his error, La Canfora doubled down on the stupid. He claimed that “pig nra lobbyist have brainwashed people like u into thinking military-grade death tools are a C right.” (Just a bit of reading might have informed him that’s exactly what they are, but I digress.) Then, when corrected, he proceeded to tweet out what has to be the dumbest thing I’ve read on the Internet this year!

dumbass

He kind of looks like an older version of Pajama Boy! “I don’t have to listen to facts, because facts are an NRA construct! Right, mommy?”

Yes, he really did actually say this! This is no joke. This walking case of malodorous vaginosis actually claimed that facts are “NRA buzzwords” and that he will use whatever wrong terminology he wants, because NRA BAD!

Other celebrities, who should know better, such as George Takei took to Twitter to demand that American’s Fifth Amendment rights be violated.

Other Hollywood types just don’t seem to understand the danger this bill poses to every American. but this bill would disproportionately impact the very people they claim face suspicion and extra scrutiny: Middle Easterners, Muslims, Africans. They are the ones more under suspicion than most!

The ACLU, which loves the idea of sticking it to the Second Amendment and infringing on our right to keep and bear arms, said it opposes this legislation.

Our nation’s watchlisting system is error-prone and unreliable because it uses vague and overbroad criteria and secret evidence to place individuals on blacklists without a meaningful process to correct government error and clear their names.

The government contends that it can place Americans on the No Fly List who have never been charged let alone convicted of a crime, on the basis of prediction that they nevertheless pose a threat (which is undefined) of conduct that the government concedes “may or may not occur.” Criteria like these guarantee a high risk of error and it is imperative that the watchlisting system include due process safeguards—which it does not. In the context of the No Fly List, for example, the government refuses to provide even Americans who know they are on the List with the full reasons for the placement, the basis for those reasons, and a hearing before a neutral decision-maker.

Now that the whining and gnashing of teeth is over, the Twitter hashtag #nobillnobreak is still abuzz with stupid, screeching how Lewis and his fellow petulant toddlers are heroes, advocating that Congress should physically be prevented from leaving until they vote, and thanking the Democrats for 25 hours of kabuki theater that was all over because apparently they got nowhere, and the cameras were turned off anyway.

That's called sitting-in in style!

That’s called sitting-in in style!

Or maybe the buffet ran out of food.

Frankly, I think this was a YUGE success. After stamping their little feet, holding their collective breath, screaming for their cookie, and pounding their itty bitty fists, the only thing these whiners accomplished was to prompt House Speaker Paul Ryan to grow some balls.

But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.

He and the Republicans, who hold the majority, then declared the House adjourned with no votes until after the Fourth of July holiday.

This little attention-whoring stunt demonstrated one thing: the stupidity, statism, and surliness of gun grabbers when they don’t get their way.

 

22 responses

  1. Act One, Scene Two of “Let No Crisis Go Wasted.” Scene One is always improvised by real life players, but the secondary scene plays out as the real set up for the “true believers,” the anti-gun politicians. It’s cynical show biz, a construct of those who “know better” than anyone else.

    The inanity of the story is nothing more than a bad reflection, a construct of desperate people who have been in power too long. These folks are used to playing the long game…it’s chess, not checkers.

    They ill wring their hands, tear their hair, dress in sackcloth, in an attempt to shame us out of our guns. Failing that, they will swoon publicly over the sickness of a Second Amendment believers in an attempt to capture the conscience of unaware American plebs.

    It has never worked, but it soon might if we are not vigilant enough to call it what it is: Political Show Biz.

    Here’s hoping “Tis a tale, told by an idiot…full of sound and fury…signifying…nothing.”

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  2. Remember how the Dems and their media butt boys (and unfortunately too many Juan McAmnesty types) characterized Rand Paul and Ted Cruz when they filibustered? Why doesn’t the GOP remind them all of that?
    Also, is there a law that prohibits the GOP from getting out in front of issues after a tragedy like Pulse? Why can’t Ryan, et al, lament the carnage and then follow up with something like “unfortunately the Schumer and Pelosi types will be coming out soon with their usual gun grabbing legislation which they’ll label as “common sense”. I wish our colleagues would wait for a respectful amount of time to pass before they cynically try to use a tragedy such as this.” Nicki,are you aware of such a law? (sarc)
    Chazz

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    1. It’s apparently written in the same invisible ink they used for the “…, except when we feel like it.” at the end of the second amendment. I thought they only gave federal judges and congresspukes those goggles, but I’m realizing too that the Media shitstains must get them too. There’s probably some extra verbiage in the First Amendment as well.

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      1. “Those goggles” being, of course the secret goggles that can read the invisible ink.

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  3. Baron von Cut-n-Paste

    I love how Democrats are demanding we use the terror watch list to abrogate Constitutional rights shortly after CAIR filed a class action lawsuit against the list. The only thing left to do is ask why Democrats are so Islamophobic.

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  4. Shannon Skerrett

    Lets sit like a bunch of grade schoolers and whine and pout till we get our way!
    Idiots, the whole lot.

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  5. I think getting some of their food from Chik-fil-a is the best part. . .

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  6. Aaaahh! This can’t really hold a candle to the fistfight in the House of Representatives between Galusha Crow of PA and Laurence Keitt of SC in 1878. 30 other members of the House joined in the brawl.

    No, these attention-whoring warts are making themselves look less and less important and/or mature. And some of them need to retire, go home and be grandparents before they miss their chance. It is a pathetic, childish display of da stoopid. My cats have better manners.

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  7. I applaud their tactics. It was an excellent demonstration of non-violent protest.
    I am HORRIFIED by the end their tactics were trying to achieve, and I feel betrayed by John Lewis.
    He, literally, put his own life in danger during the Civil Rights movement. Because he did that, my children can go into a restaurant and order a meal, and never worry about being attacked. They can go to the public school in our neighborhood, instead of attending the one black school in our county. For that matter, they can LIVE in this neighborhood, and not in some dismal approximation of the American Way of Life.
    John Lewis is one of the major figures who made that happen.
    That he now applies those same tactics in order to impose on ALL of us, my children included, a restriction of the civil right to keep and bear arms is sickening to me.
    Yes, I hear people saying these are the tactics children use. That’s not true. Children throw tantrums, screaming and crying, and that’s NOT what this is; this is a deliberate reminder of the non-violent approach that shamed America into granting all citizens the right to vote, attend school, and live where they wanted. And SHAME on them for using the tactics of non-violence to strip us of a civil right.
    And here is a personal and probably evil thought: John Lewis has used these tactics when the likely consequence was a policeman’s billy club or a fire hose or German shepherds. Those other people? I doubt it. I’d like to know what THEY were doing in 1962.

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    1. I am sick that they sang We Shall Overcome. What a shame to those who fought for civil rights back then.

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  8. I didn’t know there were so many trigglypuffs in Congress.

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  9. Now that the Democrats have come out in the open and in addition to their desire to place Limitations on the First Amendment, Eradicate the Second Amendment and Get Rid of Due Process
    , I wonder how long it will be before they get the idea that Habeas Corpus is inconvenient?
    I mean if you can take away someones Second Amendment Rights merely with a “Suspicion” then it just seems obvious that you can imprison someone without Trial without Due Process or Probable Cause>

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  10. Does Takei realise that by his statement he is also saying that the internment of the Japanese here during WW2 was totally accpetable?

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    1. Why should he worry? In his mind, he’ll be the one choosing who goes to the camps this time.

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      1. They always seem to forget that no party stays in power forever. Today it’s this group, but tomorrow it’s their opposites boarding the cattle cars.

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        1. kamas, they can’t admit that, because if they did their whole “right side of history” narrative would evaporate faster than Hillary under a bucket of water.

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    2. Nope. Which is why I said he, of all people, should know better.

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  11. I’m calling Jason a worthless waste of oxygen. His leftists buzzwords don’t apply to me. 😉

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  12. The one little item that is ALWAYS left out of this idiotic argument about whether or not the people of this country need to own guns is this: NO ONE IS FORCING ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WANT A GUN TO OWN ONE.

    Just because you have the 2nd Amendment right and every state has its own rules about gun ownership, it does NOT mean you have to have one if you DON’T want one.

    How difficult is that to understand?

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    1. I doubt the antis care about that. They don’t want to own a gun. (Fine by me, let idiots be idiots.) I’m sure they actually understand they wouldn’t be forced to own one–their pretenses to the contrary being a dishonest tactic. The problem is, they really, really don’t want YOU (or me, or Nicki, or Rob or…) to own one either.

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  13. Meanwhile, a 17 year old DC teen has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up his girlfriend’s school. An AK-47 and over 180 rounds of ammunition were seized. (http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/165113010-story)

    I have yet to see who actually owned the gun. A 17 years old cannot legally own a gun in DC. Oh, wait, AK-47’s are on the list of prohibited firearms.

    5. An assault weapon, defined as: (DC Official Code § 7-2501.01(3A))
    i. The following semiautomatic firearms:
    (I) All of the following specified rifles:
    (aa) All AK series including, but not limited to, the models identified as
    follows:
    (1) Made in China AK, AKM, AKS, AK47, AK47S, 56, 56S, 84S, and
    86S;
    [taken from: “firearms eligible for registration in the district of Columbia” via http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/firearm-registration-general-requirements-study-guide%5D

    So, if the weapon in question is on the prohibited list, and the subject is a minor, what “common sense gun control” laws would have prevented him having access?

    -snerk-
    There was no active shooting because the suspect’s girlfriend and her mother took the threat seriously and reported it to the police not because of a law restricting access to weapons.

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  14. There are times I _wish_ we were all as violent as they portray us. Because sometimes I think a good bloodbath to take out all the statists would be a wonderful thing. Too bad the real world doesn’t work like that.

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