A ban on the sale and manufacture of “more than 150 types of ‘semi-automatic weapons’ with ‘military-style features’” cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday; but not without a bit of fireworks between bill sponsor Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. After discussing the “Right of the People” language included in the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments, Cruz asked Feinstein if Congress had the power to take action limiting the Rights spelled out in the First and Fourth Amendments in the same manner her bill aims to limit the Second Amendment.
I love seeing headlines like this – mostly because they’re so ridiculously misleading. Taken at face value, they make it appear that NFL players are a large part of the equation. But a quick look deeper tells a different story. And come on. Let’s be real. Think about it. A huge chunk of those guys blow so much of their millions that they can’t even pay their gardeners let alone kick in with campaign contributions. But NFL executives and owners can… and their money’s on Mitt Romney.
I blog because I enjoy it. To say that I’ve enjoyed blogging the last several days would do a great disservice to the word enjoyment… and just about any other word with positive connotation. Because of that, posts have been coming at a snail’s pace around here; and I do apologize to the folks that venture over this way in search of “news” and whatever it is one typically comes here to find. That said, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching my right-wing brethren navigate their way through this relative news suck week; so I will share a few of the best and brightest I came across along the way.
It’s been a while, so I figured there was no time like the present to share a few links from the best and the brightest of the right-wing universe. Quite a few new first timers here as well. One point worth noting on the Republican primary front… Pretty broad range of support for most of the candidates still remaining in the field. While I don’t think I’ve included anyone swapping spit with Jon Huntsman, I’m fairly certain the rest of the field has at least one supporter among this distinguished group of right wing patriots.
Donald Trump has pulled out a December 27, 2011 Newsmax debate where he was set to be the moderator of a contest between (at least two) GOP presidential hopefuls. In a press release issued Tuesday, The Donald explained the decision, thanked Gingrich and Santorum for agreeing to participate, and hinted that he’s still considering running as an independent.