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  • This “Red Flag” crap sure does sound like “Minority Report”. SIGH.

  • Pamela

    Seriously Sam! You have more common sense and way better taste in men than Cruise control

    • WayneM

      Sam just gave birth… She’s got baby-brain…

      • JJ cooper

        You try pushing out 9 1/2 pounds of baby octopus and acing your orals at the same time.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Besides, from what I’ve read, Little Tommy……….is, literally, LITTLE Tommy. At his eye level, all he’d be looking at is your boobs. You’d be looking down on his balding head. And he’s a self-centered jerk. Just another Hollywierd pretty face. Not the man for you, the children, or the ranch, Sam.

    • Doggo

      That’s a great view for him.

  • interventor

    When Cruise was dating Penelope Cruz, I asked Hispanic friends if they married would she go by Cruise y Cruz, or Cruise-Cruz. A bit of laughter was their answer.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Oh, and BTW, Chris/Zed, nice reference to The Intolerable Acts.
    I see what you did there.

  • Delilah T

    Oh, let the puns roll in!

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Sounds like a governor and some legislators need to be Red Flagged and have the Stazi come pounding on their door at all dark hours, see how THEY like it.

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        Oh. PS……need to be Red Flagged…..REPEATEDLY…….

      • JTC

        Yes sir. In this case the wrong party died. But even if that were reversed the actual responsible party is safe from harm.

        Maybe your idea is what it takes. Careful though. While they are exempt from prosecution for what they are responsible for, the complainant against them would not be; false report of a felony is a big deal as the intentional and wrongful removal of an individual’s most critical protection is so wrong and so evil that I couldn’t even bring myself to use it against them. And the severest punishment for doing it is the second best way to eliminate it, along with swat’ing in general.

        • TomZ.

          Telling authorities that you think someone is a danger to themselves or others is not false reporting of a felony.

          • JTC

            True.

            DBW’s point was to turn the tables on pols who pass such easily abused measures and who likely have hidden evil agendas of their own. But falsely making a red flag report, while exposing the fallacy of such laws is itself a felony even if “justified”, and was the intent of my warning.

            There is a legitimate public interest in removing deadly means from the access of criminals or incompetents, but the (f)laws that are the focus of this DBD series ain’t the way to do it.

            The closely related SWAT’ing is the false report OF a felony and itself also IS a felony.

            Underlying it all is the denial of Constitutional rights, which in the minds of Patriots is a high crime far above a simple felony and the root of the outrage expressed in this story arc.

            Sorry for the confusing language. .

    • NotYetInACamp

      Solzhenitsyn warned about this.
      He wished the people in the Soviet Union had made the arresting officers heading out into the night wonder about coming home.
      I know officers that have told me that they are in it for the excitement. Have we gotten so bad yet that the 2AM breaking down of the door is now by police who should be expecting death for their incursions on people’s rights? Is it that bad now? The red flag laws have now been set up for it.
      Who is next? What new group of law abiding citizens is going to be progressively defined as the new evil intersectional group deserving of governments naturally heavy hand. When do the created process crimes become justification for unconstitutional acts by government? There were no crimes before government deemed many constitutional actions as crimes.

      What lines have been crossed on our traveling where we should not be? What lines come next? When do the 2AM raids for 15 round magazines begin? When do the police turned despot constitutional violators start getting shot while violating the constitution? We seem to be there staring into the abyss.

      Wasn’t General Flynn served an early morning middle of the night search warrant , about 2AM. And wasn’t something Former DIA Director Flynn said at 2AM said that fulfilled Soviet Secret Police Beria’s policy of “Show me the man, and I show you the crime.”

  • kadaka

    Yesterday’s hidden word was “to”, behind the cellphone, with the complete snippet being “fealty to the Constitution”.

    As there was no winner the prize shall be rolled over into next time. Thank you for playing.

    • MommaMackie

      Read it last night. Not light reading for bedtime.

  • Delilah T

    We all know that idiot cops give the good cops a bad name. At the same time, I can’t imagine anyone pounding on my door at 5AM and expecting me to hear him. My storm door locks from the inside, which keeps the “bugs” out of the house. And I can’t imagine answering a KNOCK at the front door with a gun in hand. I’d have a frying pan or a cup of hot tea instead.

    There are many questions about that Maryland incident that aren’t answered, but it’s always a good idea to know who your local po-po are and be “friends’ (on speaking terms at least) with them. Or maybe I live in a place where things make more sense than they do in wacko states like Maryland. That’s a shame. Maryland used to be a nice place to live. Now, it’s a snot-nosed bedroom community with overpriced housing and stuckup idiots for neighbors. Glad I live in a nicer place.

    However, as Chris so aptly indicates in a few words, we must be vigilant.

    It’s less about losing your guns than it is about losing your basic human, inalienable rights, Including your freedom.

    • JTC

      Delilah, a lot of nice sentiment there but a lot of bad advice too.

      Don’t answer a 5 am door banging with gun in hand? Best to not answer at all, retreat behind a locked door and get 911 on the phone to witness whatever happens next…and hell yeah with your gun locked and loaded and announced that if anybody ANYBODY tries to come through that door…

      And it is ENTIRELY about losing your guns, as “your basic human, inalienable rights, Including your freedom. ” won’t last five minutes and all the vigilance in the world don’t mean shit without them.

      Don’t you live in ILL?

    • Old Codger

      “I can’t imagine answering a KNOCK at the front door with a gun in hand. I’d have a frying pan or a cup of hot tea instead.”

      I’m sorry, Miss Delilah, but what leads you to believe that showing up at the front door with a frying pan or a cup of hot tea (or a rolling pin or FREAKING ANYTHING that someone might conceivably classify as a deadly weapon) would in any wise reduce the likelihood of you being shot by a bunch of adrenaline junkies? The purpose of the pre-dawn raid is to catch you unawares and unprepared. The people who volunteer for such details are most assuredly NOT is the slightest bit concerned about your rights, liberties or the Constitution. Believe it!

  • Unca Walt

    What is the difference between “Red Flag” and “Lettres de Cachet”?

    Even worse — What scintilla of difference exists between

    Red Flag

    J’accuse!

  • Erik

    Huh. Conservatives finally catching on to the idea that libertarians have been trying to pound into their heads for the last 20 years – building a heavily-armed, unaccountable police force is a really fucking terrible idea. Well, welcome to the party I guess.

    • JTC

      “…welcome to the party…”

      If by that you mean welcome to the Libertarian Party, no thanks.

      That’s what fucked up all the good libertarian ideas and principles.

      • NotYetInACamp

        They named and destroyed the Libertarian Party. A globalist got their nomination. Enough globalists came and took over the party and destroyed. I hate to say that Pat Buchanan did the same to the last party that had a chance to be different than the Demopublican Uniparty that has ruled for so long. People are so easily manipulated in those small party groups. i have watched the manipulations in the Democrat and Republican Parties all of my life. People’s desires are so preyed upon by those in power and those seeking some sort of power.
        Nowhere did I say that the intentions of those was the job they were supposed to be doing, the benefit of the people of the nation and of the communities.
        Trump took it to the people through the Republican Party.
        The PTB in the Republicans would have taken the will of the people away like they did in Ron Paul’s early primaries the election season before in, was it, 2008. Ross Perot was neutralized. Bernie Sanders never had a chance. It was rigged by the Hillary party before the race began. I liked Bernie’s accident near the end where he looked all literally physically beaten to hell.

        There are many many massive multiples of trillions of dollars at stake in these elections. Massive power as the Great games have been going on for centuries, is at stake. Europe is sufferring from power gone sociopath. Islam has been that many times in its history and the sociopaths in the EU are using them to do the job of destroying nations along with all else they have been doing.

        Trump is the first truly American President in way too long. His victory was the beginning of the war. Sanity and the Western Civilizations again had a beachhead of power in the most influential nation on Earth.
        The destruction of that culture by the unwanted invasions by incompatible cultures was temporarily stopped.
        People must take care of their areas of operation and influence and provide the support for this to continue.
        None of us are perfect, and neither is the President. He is doing the job he said he was going to do. he has met with various degrees of success against sociopath opposition.
        He needs help. Strengthen yourselves to be able to help.
        Be intolerant of evil. That video above looks at how the mopst intolerant win. be those intolerant ones. Object to lies and stupid actions and plans from others, and that which is wrong. Do not waste your power, but win with it. Take pleasure in winning over evil.

        Minority report forces are against you.
        Be the intolerant one.

        And snerk a few times, but be the moral one like with a husband or a wife and a newborn and the fun and winning that comes with that.
        And as that police sergeant on TV used to say: Be careful out there.
        We are the civilization. We do not give it to others to destroy. we are the responsible ones. Maintain and extend the civilization.

      • John

        I used to count myself as Libertarian and then just had to give up because the Party couldn’t keep the kooks contained.
        Now I just say I am a Classical Liberal and vote for whoever actually believes in Natural Rights and Natural Law.
        Something that is still increasingly harder to find.

        • Which is why I’M stuck claiming R. If I had the faintest inkling L, real L, could win squat nationally? Yeah.

  • JTC

    Chris, as much as it sickens me to link any of the spew of NYT, this piece does reinforce my comments of a few days ago as to the misdirection tactics of DJT featured in your link in our discussion of it…misdirection that was completely lost on and misinterpreted by our erstwhile conservative governor resulting in the Great Florida Gun Rights Meltdown Debacle of 2018.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-officials-plan-to-rescind-obama-era-school-discipline-policies/ar-BBR6jM4?li=BBnb7Kz

    Dude is hard to follow, but I have learned to pay little attention to rhetoric and look to real results to make my judgments on his actual plans and successes.

    • Chris Muir

      Thanks for that link!

    • Delilah T

      Two Marines in Philadelphia in November were attacked and beaten in a park by 12 so-called antifas. Two of these thugs were arrested and are facing trial.
      The Marines are both Hispanics, but the black-clad masked goons who attacked yelled ‘white supremacist’ and ‘Nazi’ at them, and when one of the Marines yelled “I’m Mexican!’ the thugs started calling them “spics” and “wetbacks”.
      Antifas are anarchists and nothing else. They’re about as “antifascist’ as a box of rotting strawberries.

      Link to story is here: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/12/13/marines-assaulted-philadelphia-keenan-massey-antifa/

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