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CPAC & guns: don't confuse those people with facts

Posted on February 27, 2021 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

CPAC, the annual gathering of the right wing, is taking place this weekend. In a place full of advocates of the right - damn it, the right - to keep and bear arms, one would expect to see attendees strapped, i.e., carrying firearms.

After all, as I have heard more than a few gun advocates explain to me, gun violence is greater in “gun-free” - as in there are no guns - zones. CPAC, however, once again, has prohibited guns at its annual gathering. Perhaps it’s not their fault. It’s the…

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Prosecutors can't issue subpoenas for people to just come in and "talk."

Posted on February 26, 2021 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

People get scared if they are “served process” - usually by a civil sheriff’s deputy. And usually the document served is a subpoena: a “court order commanding the appearance of a witness, subject to penalty for noncompliance.” Black’s Law Dict., pocket ed., 1996, p. 601.

This is the Land of the Free where police cannot simply stop a person to question that person. Of course sometimes the police go a few steps further and beat or kill a person, but for an officer of the State even to…

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GOP Marion County chair candidate uses "socialism" as a buzz term

Posted on February 21, 2021 at 10:30am 0 Comments

On Saturday March 6, Precinct Committee people (PCs) of the Marion County GOP will caucus to elect a party chair. One candidate, Michael-Paul Hart, called me (I’m a PC) this week. He sent me his “Marion County GOP Plan of Action” (Plan) with a cover letter (letter).

The Plan focuses on organization and money, i.e. branding and sales. Issues at best are implied, e.g.: “democrats are tearing our City apart by shutting down businesses, letting rioters tear down our City, and aiding…

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GOP buzz phrases mean people don't have to think

Posted on February 19, 2021 at 4:36pm 1 Comment

Strategy of this iteration of the GOP relies, in large measure, on buzz words. If voters are conditioned to shut their minds when they hear one or two words, then the GOP does not have to argue claims that lack merit. One such issue is ...

People who would limit our rights to what the Framers of the Constitution intended, in 1787, do not know how abortion was treated at the time the Constitution was written. Justice Blackmun noted that restrictions on abortion are relatively…

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At 6:20am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

Any other guests I should be aware of?

At 6:08am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

I can give it a shot. It would be mainly "shoot from the hip", though.

 
 
 

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