Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Switchblade Case from Wisconsin

Wisconsin bans possession of switchblades in one's home.  The Wisconsin Court of Appeals agreed with defandant's claim that the law
violates his right to bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, section 25 of the Wisconsin Constitution.  We agree with Herrmann that §941.24(1) is unconstitutional as applied to him.  We therefore reverse that portion of the judgment convicting Herrmann of possession of a switchblade knife.

Winter Has Arrived

It was raining last night but this morning is all snow and as near as I can tell, I am in a Twilight Zone episode where the aliens have beamed up our part of Earth.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I'm Offended: Don't Show Me the Past

From Nov. 24, 2015 Inside Higher Education:
In 1934, Ann Rice O'Hanlon painted a fresco -- then the largest one ever painted by a woman -- in the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall. Ever since, thousands of students have walked past it on their way to and from various events each semester. Some have been oblivious to the work, which depicts Kentucky's history, while others have admired it and considered it an outstanding example of the Depression-era Public Works of Art program, which paid for the fresco.

Many black students over the years have noticed the mural, which offers a version of history that includes black people working in tobacco fields, black musicians performing for a group of white people and a Native American holding a tomahawk. As campus protests over issues of race have spread in recent weeks, black students at Kentucky held a meeting with President Eli Capilouto and talked about how the fresco hurt them by relegating black people to roles as slaves or servants, without portraying the cruelty of slavery and Jim Crow. On Monday, Capilouto announced his agreement that the mural's location is inappropriate.
 Why do I find myself thinking of fig leaves on Michaelangelo's David?

If you don't want anyone to know about slavery and America's dark past, fine, we can give you a cleaned up, unoffensive American history where slavery is not mentioned. Or perhaps they would prefer a mural where a black man is climbing out of the LEM on to the Moon's surface.

A Very UnPC Film

"The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (2014)  

In case you didn't know: what do croissants, Polish cavalry , and 9-11 have at the nexus?  Why is there a blog titled Gates of Vienna?  Because the 9-11 of the 17th century was the 300,000 Turks attempting to take Vienna as the first step towards making Europe Muslim.  

 There is a widely held belief that croissants were first baked as celebration of defeating trhe Muslims at the gates of Vienna.  (Crescent being a symbol of Islam and their Moon God.)  The first written evidence for this claim appears mpore than a century later, so it might be true, who knows?  Feel free to go eat a croissant as a symbolic rejection of Islam.

 Of course, 9-11 as the date of the WTC attacks was no coincidence, because that was a date of Muslim failure.   

You may be aware that at the start of World War II, it is claimed that Polish cavalry made an attack on the German tanks.  This is apparently not true.  Still, King Sobieski's heroic cavalry attack on the Turks--the largest such charge in history--is one of moments of which the Poles and all of Western Civilization can be proud.



Ms. Clinton: Are You on the Side of Law Enforcement or Do "Black L:ives Matter"?

Nov. 23, 2015 AP reports that she is arguing for Syrian refugees to keep Muslims from getting upset:
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hard-line stances against admitting refugees to the United States are a mistake because they hurt law enforcement's ability to build ties within Muslim communities, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday.

The U.S. should not want to send a message that gives any support to terrorists looking create divisions between the U.S. and Muslims, Clinton said at a round-table discussion with Nevada reporters, adding, "That is not smart,"

"If you're in law enforcement, ... you want the people in the communities that you are looking to get information from to feel like they want to help you," Clinton said. "And if the message from people who are running for president, for example, is that we don't want to take any Muslims whatsoever, that's not good for law enforcement."
It also isn't good to give them more terrorists to deal with.  But that will just be an excuse for more gun control.

Sure Enough Obama Is Intent on Allying Us With ISIS

From Nov. 24, 2015 Washington Times:
The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an “incursion” the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border.

Army Col. Steve Warren, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, confirmed the Turk’s version of events in saying they repeatedly warned the two Russian SU-24 pilots to back off.

Turkey and Russia have longstanding hostilities.  Russian invasion of Turkey during World War I led to Armenian collaboration with the invaders, and this was the excuse for the Armenian genocide (not that Muslims need much reason to behead Christians).  Turkey being a member of NATO, this leads to an emergency meeting:
Brussels (AFP) - NATO allies will hold an "extraordinary" meeting Tuesday at Ankara's request to discuss Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border, an alliance official said.

"At the request of Turkey, the North Atlantic Council will hold an extraordinary meeting at (1600 GMT). The aim of this extraordinary NAC is for Turkey to inform Allies about the downing of a Russian airplane," the official told AFP.

I am sure Obama is going to spin this as either a need for Russia to disengage, or as an excuse to not fight ISIS:
President Obama said the shoot-down “points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations” in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border.

Idaho Is Not California

More evidence: I went to my doctor this morning for a blood draw, and the incredibly sweet and cute gal poking me was pleased that she was headed home to Orofino for Thanksgiving and to hunt a deer.  (She didn't go elk hunting this year.)