More and more of those on the left are coming forward and saying that they want a purge. When someone says they are your enemy and details what they want to do to you, belive them. Let's make sure we are ready.
“Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?” - George Washington, 1777
Thursday, December 31, 2020
They still want you dead
The year that was- some highlights
There are many jokes and complaints out there, detailing how 2020 was a bad year. For my house, it wasn't that bad. We began the year resting at home because we had flown in from Las Vegas the previous night and didn't get home until about 5am. The odd part was that there was a CBRN team in Las Vegas for the new year.
February came, and I was hit by a ricochet at the range. Luckily, my range glasses stopped the fragment from hitting me in the eye. My wife and I went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. We didn't know it at the time, but we were there for a superspreader event of what would later be called COVID-19.
In March, my wife and I went on a date to the prom- we were chaperones to the prom for the school where she is a teacher. The very next weekend, we had tickets to two NHL hockey games and were then going to fly to a casino for an all expenses paid trip (including airfare). We never got to do any of that. We were locked down for the next 12 weeks. During the beginning of this lockdown, we had a CD mature that was worth about $75K. We used the money from that to buy a shitload of stocks at bargain prices. More on that later.
In June we took my brother to Houston for his cancer treatment. At the time, things didn't look good for him. He had been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that has a 15% survival rate. We were going to Houston for an experimental treatment. I honestly thought that the trip would be my brother and I spending his final days together. I am happy to report that he is still with us.
We did a week vacation to Las Vegas in July.
I got to build a dream rifle.
In December, we largely cashed out of the stock market, and made a six figure profit on that stock we bought in April. Our two biggest winners were RCL, which we bought 1,000 shares at $21 a share and sold at $82 a share, and DRI, which we bought at $55 a share and sold for $120. We made more on stock profits this year than from all other sources combined. .
So all in all, a good year, even if the events of the nation were a total shit show.
I am not looking forward to 2021. I don't think we can stay insulated from the events around us for much longer.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
An argument for incorporating
This woman was selling children's clothing through Amazon. She sells to California residents less than 20 times per year. California passed a law in 2019 that allows them to demand sales tax RETROACTIVELY from all businesses who sold goods in the state. According to the state of California, because Amazon had a warehouse inside of the state, she should have collected sales tax from those sales, and did not.
The state of California has seized all of this woman's bank account because the 50 or so sales that she made to residents of that state paid no sales tax. This woman almost certainly sold less than $5,000 in merchandise to California residents, so California has decided to take $10,000 of this woman's money.
That is the primary reason why my business is conducted through corporations. It costs $140 a year to maintain a corporation in my state. As soon as I got a demand for ten grand from California for a small retail business with less than $5K in annual sales, I would have had that corporation file Chapter 7 and walked away. However, this poor woman appeared to be doing business as a sole proprietor, and now is going to be out $10,000 because California has run out of its own citizens' money and is extorting it from citizens in other states.
Due to a new law in New York no one can be evicted nor have any negative acts taken against them, even including a negative credit entry, for failing to pay rent or mortgage payments. This law applies to all rents and payments due until May 1, 2021. The law, according to officials, doesn't absolve people from the debt, merely places it "on pause." So how exactly can a landlord extract payment if eviction and negative credit reporting is off the table?
So tell me why on earth would anyone in New York pay rent for the next six months? Your average NYC apartment rents for $3,000 or more per month, meaning that New York's landlords are on the hook for $20,000 or more for EACH rental property that they own.
This is all a part of the Socialists using COVID as an excuse to extract themselves some wealth redistribution.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
COVID restrictions killing downtown
This article from Orlando illustrates what COVID restrictions are doing to our cities. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have permanently disappeared.
Monday, December 21, 2020
If you don't want to pay for it, you must be a bigot
On social media, there is a discussion going on about this article, where a child rapist wants to get a sex change operation while in prison at taxpayer expense. A judge agreed, and has ordered that the operation will be done at taxpayer expense. Here is how the discussion went:
Man#1: So messed up. I'd love to know why tax payers should be forced to pay this bill? None of this makes any sense.
Snowflake: Because it falls under the realm of healthcare and prisoners can't be denied healthcare.
Woman#1: this isn’t healthcare
Snowflake: Yeah it really is healthcare. Just cuz we don't like the circumstances don't mean it isn't.
Man #2: It’s cosmetic surgery. This it seems healthy, why can’t he get a paying prison job and save his money?
Snowflake: We could make this argument about any healthcare issue for any inmate. For example, if a murder needs heart surgery the murder will get it.
Woman#1: you are comparing apples and elephants.
Snowflake: Are you saying you're okay with a murderer getting healthcare but not a rapist? Or do you just hate trans people more than murderers?
Divemedic: No, she is saying that sexual reassignment is not a necessary procedure. It is elective, no different than a person expecting a facelift or a breast enlargement on the public dime.
Snowflake: That's just an uneducated opinion. Most doctors and therapists would agree with this action.
Divemedic: Of course they would. I am sure that most auto dealers would support buying every inmate a car. If doctors support it so much, then they can do the surgery for free. Or perhaps the inmate desiring the elective procedure can set up a gofundme page, and all of the people who support it can pay for it.
Snowflake: False equivalence. I mean if ya hate trans people then just say you hate trans people.
Divemedic: I don't hate trans people any more than I hate people who want to drive a Ferrari. I just don't think it is proper to force me (through taxes) to pay for something that someone else chooses to do.
Just because I believe that the procedure shouldn't be done at my expense doesn't mean that I hate anyone.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
The national debt stands at $27.5 trillion. The first time I blogged about the debt, the US owed $10.6 trillion. That was in 2008. A year ago, I warned that we were borrowing a trillion every ten months. A trillion dollars ago was August. Two trillion dollars ago was May. A year ago, the debt was $23 trillion. The government has borrowed $4.5 trillion in the last year.
Congress just authorized another $2.5 trillion in spending and COVID stimulus. That means we are guaranteed to have a national debt of $31 trillion by next Christmas. Our economy cannot support this level of spending.
The wheels are coming off. Find things to store wealth that are not denominated in dollars: gold, Bitcoin, ammo, food. I have a feeling it will be worth much more in the near future.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Barcodes and tatoos
Democrat Andrew Yang thinks we should get a barcode to prove vaccination status. The same party that says voter ID is unconstitutional is demanding a national barcode. Maybe it could be a tattoo, like this one:
The count goes on
The press in 2017 was apoplectic over then president-elect Trump not answering questions from reporters who he claimed were "fake news." Biden is now doing the same thing, only answering questions from a few selected reporters, and only questions that he knows will be easy to answer.
All they have to do is keep him around until he is President. After that, he will no longer be needed. I wonder if he knows how expendable he is. I wonder how they will finally get rid of him.
Fact checker has determined that antigunners are lying
The antigun crowd complains that "gun makers are the only industry that can't be sued." Aside from the fact that this isn't about product liability, but is about gun makers not being held liable for the criminal misuse of their products, it is plain false. Proof:
Moderna and Pfizer are immune from civil liability if people receiving the COVID vaccine experience adverse side effects.
Can we demand that Facebook and Twitter put a "fact check" label on anyone who posts the complaint about gun makers?
Friday, December 18, 2020
This skit on SNL with Tom Hanks is the most racist thing I have seen in a long time. It is intended to be a slam on Trump supporters. They are making Trump supporters look stupid by comparing them to the beliefs of blacks. So the are in essence saying "look at Trump supporters, they are just as stupid as black people." This is what the left finds funny, even while they call Trump supporters racists. Even though Tom Hanks said that our WW2 soldiers in the Pacific theater were fighting a war of racism and terror, calling our armed forces terrorists.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
We keep hearing in the news that we have to be locked in our homes because the hospitals are all full. Someone leaked the hospitalization statistics.
The secret here is this: In the ICU, there normally is a ratio of one nurse per patient. Therefore, for every empty bed, there is a nurse sitting there with nothing to do, and even if you assign that nurse to other duties, it is busy work. The same goes for all of the other professionals who would be providing services to that bed. To do otherwise would make the ICU into an overstaffed money pit filled with red ink. If the unit drops below 70% occupancy, the hospital loses money. So they do what any business does- they reduce capacity to match demand. Anyone who owns a restaurant knows what happens when it is slow- you send servers and kitchen staff home. Hospitals are no different- they try to keep the ICU at 75% or more of capacity so they can remain profitable by adding and subtracting beds from the ICU as needed.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Where I agree with SCOTUS
I honestly agree with SCOTUS on Texas' lack of standing. The Constitution says that the legislatures of the states decide upon the method for selecting the electors sent to the EC. I absolutely think that the states where shenanigans occurred 100% ignored the method that their legislatures established for selecting their electors.
With that being said, those of us who support a strict reading of the Constitution are always complaining that judges should not be writing laws, but should strictly look at whether or not a law is in compliance with the Constitution. For that reason, I don't think that one state has the standing to defend another state's legislative intent. It is up to the people, the courts, and the legislature of the states where shenanigans occurred. If those systems fail, it is not the place for Texas to step in and fix it.
If a challenge to the election is to be settled in a Constitutional manner, that fix MUST come from within that state.
2021 outlook is poor, IMO
Today, the electoral college will select Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States after an obviously tampered with election, signaling an end to democratic elections in this country. Half the nation either supports this or doesn't care.
Eight and a half years ago, I posted that the US was running out of money and would become eventually insolvent and ungovernable. In fact, I have been saying for over a decade that the USA cannot exist forever at our rate of spending. For the fiscal year ending October of 2020, the United States' Federal government borrowed $4.2 trillion. FY 2019 saw the US borrowing $1.2 Trillion. FY2018 $1.3 trillion. FY2017 $700 billion. The sudden acceleration is a sign that hyperinflation is coming.
More than half of the population of the US is currently locked in their homes, and has been for more than 8 months.
All of this is being blamed on COVID.
In either case, that which cannot last forever will not last forever. No matter what 2021 brings us, no one can deny that 2020 was an interesting year in the Chinese proverbial sense.
I don't think 2021 will be any better. In fact, I think that things will be much, much worse.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Mao stated that there were three phases to a communist revolution. The third and final phase he called the "crisis phase." Scholars have identified signals of this crisis state to include a decisive loss of legitimacy by the government, financial collapse, breakdown in authority, strong symbolic actions, and perception of dual sovereignty or provisional authority, among others.
Once this last phase begins, totalitarian elites let loose their inclination to brutally eliminate their perceived enemies. Once this phase begins, things happen very quickly. The entire country will collapse in a matter of weeks.
Violence is considered a means to achieving the goal of centralized power. There is not even a pretense of due process or respect for free speech. Yes, there are pretexts given for eliminating perceived enemies, excuses that have the perpetrators projecting their own intentions upon their victims, but the accusations are merely for show.
We are seeing the beginnings of eliminating enemies now. They are already looking at eliminating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Donald Trump will be arrested and jailed soon after the inauguration. They are talking about getting rid of conservative media pundits as well, like this call for Sean Hannity AND Trump to be jailed.
Even sitting members of Congress are demanding that Speaker Pelosi remove Republicans from the house:
I call on you to exercise the power of your offices to evaluate steps you can take to address these constitutional violations this Congress and, if possible, refuse to seat in the 117th Congress any Members-elect seeking to make Donald Trump an unelected dictator
They also are demanding that any lawyer who represents Trump be disbarred.
Far fetched? Don't you remember the IRS targeting conservatives during the Obama administration? Fast and Furious? They are playing for all the marbles.
At any rate, people disappearing was always my tripwire for knowing that we were officially in a dictatorship. Once that begins, it will be time to shut down this blog. I am not egotistical enough to think that I am important enough to be disappeared along with the likes of Trump, Hannity, or Paxton. However, I plan on melting away before they work too far down the list.
I took my new (OK, rebuilt) AR10 to the range. My goals were to get the gas block adjusted and get the ACOG dialed in for 100 yards. I got to the range, and the very next lane over contained a guy who was shooting a 300 Mag. That rifle was so loud at the indoor range, I could feel it in my sinuses. Anyway, I got the spotting scope set up, and sent the target downrange to the 25 yard mark.
I tightened screw on the gas port all the way clockwise, backed it out two full turns, loaded the rifle and squeezed the trigger. The shot was three inches left, and - no ejection. That wasn't a problem, I didn't expect the first round to eject. I pulled on the operating rod, and it wouldn't budge. I tugged a few times, careful to keep the rifle pointed downrange, and I couldn't get it to budge. I pulled both pins, and separated the lower from the upper. Then I tugged. Nothing.
At this point, the RSOs both came over and were curious. I continued to pull, and even got their permission to handle the upper a bit less like a loaded rifle. After a few minutes of tugging, the bolt eventually came free and ejected the case, but I lost sight of it. After looking around, the RSOs and I finally found it. I inspected the case- looked good. No real bulges that I could see, the primer looked OK. The bolt looked normal. So the RSOs and I looked at each other, shrugged, and I reassembled the rifle. As I reloaded it, they stepped back, filling me with confidence.
I adjusted the screw on the gas block another turn to the left, shouldered the rifle and pulled the trigger. No ejection. Cycled the bolt, and it worked fine. Another turn and another shot. Ejection, but the BCG didn't lock open on the empty mag. Put another round in the mag, back the screw out another half turn, reload, shoot. I see the case eject, look at the ejection port, and the bolt is open. Eureka!
I adjust the scope, get a good zero, and then finally get to put a magazine through it without interruption. This is what I got at 100 yards, seated:
The rifle shoots great. I know the groups are loose, but those 25 rounds fell in a circle that is 5.3 inches across. 23 of those 25 rounds were within 2.5 inches of the center of that target. I am happy.
Commies in the open. Fire for effect
In Portland, protesters have taken over a house and refused to allow a family to be forced out. They are claiming that greedy investors have cheated the family out of their house. Protesters have barricaded themselves in the home, and turned it into a fortress.
They have fortified the house, armed themselves, and are defending it in battalion strength. The police are too afraid to do a fucking thing about it. So how did this happen?
The family who has lived there for over 60 years saw their 17 year old son get in a fatal hit and run auto accident that caused them to be sued for big money, so the family needed to raise money for their legal defense. They turned to the only asset they had: the house. Since they had shitty credit, they had to sign a subprime loan. The legal case was settled, and for much less than the family had borrowed. Now they could have put the unused proceeds of the expensive loan back into the loan as an early payment and saved themselves a lot of interest, but instead went on a spending spree. Hey, they had bad credit, so it's obvious that they aren't so good with money.
The son got busted for drugs. That cost even more money.
They made the payments for 13 years. Then they decided that their woes were being caused because of racism, and became followers of the sovereign citizen movement. (When has THAT particular idea been a good one?) They stopped paying, and missed the next year and a half of their payments. Why? Because sovereign citizens are apparently allowed to borrow money and not pay it, because reasons.
The bank foreclosed on the property in 2018, and it was sold to an investor for $260,000. In September, the new owner got an eviction order.
They were able to secure $300,000 on GoFundMe in order to buy the house back. The investor who purchased it at the foreclosure auction agreed to sell it back to them for what he paid for it. That is a wise thing on his part, because that house is trashed, and he will never make a dime on that property. The family, however, is refusing to take the deal until their list of demands are met.
Watching the armed sentries, one is tempted to see if you can hit one from several hundred yards away. I am wondering if someone hasn't already thought of this view:
One year ago, would all of this seemed possible?
Now that the legal challenges to the election have been brushed aside by SCOTUS and the various state courts, Biden's victory is in the bag. The left is now tightening their grip by enacting new lockdowns and restrictions.
In New York, the Governor has again shut down restaurants, even while schools stay open, and violent protests continue. Note that in the last link, protesters were pounding on the windows of a car, and the motorist tried to flee from the violent mob. It was the motorist that was arrested, not the mob.
In Baltimore, the new mayor's first official act was to lockdown the entire city.
The Biden transition team is already telling Americans to cancel Christmas.
The Virginia governor has instituted a midnight to 5 am curfew, effective from December 14 to January 31. Because the virus can only be caught at night, or something- hey, look SCIENCE!
Ohio's governor has also ordered a 10pm to 5am curfew.
California is shut down. North Carolina has a curfew,, even though curfews have had no effect in Massachusetts and Ohio, both of which have had curfews in effect for over a month.
I recently commented on another blog about this being a communist takeover of the nation, and Tam derided that opinion as laughable. If I had told you in December of 2019 that the incoming President Biden would advise cancelling Christmas and locking people in their homes, and 10 governors would cooperate by ordering businesses shutdown and overnight curfews, you would have called me insane.
Look at the evidence, stop falling to normalcy bias. The only reason for discounting the theory that our government is being overthrown is that it has never happened before. If 2020 should have taught you anything, it should have taught you that normal no longer has a home here.
Friday, December 11, 2020
The shining city on the hill has gone dark
The Supreme court punted, just as I predicted on November 13:
- The recount in Georgia will find nothing.Done - SCOTUS will take no official notice of the shenanigans, because they are afraid of being packed into irrelevancy.Done
- Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.
- Trump, who has said he will run again in 2024, is a threat to the status quo. He will be arrested and jailed within weeks of leaving office.
- Harris will take Biden's place before St Patrick's day.
The protesters in Hong Kong sang the US national anthem. They did that because this nation represents the hope of freedoms that so many all over the world have been denied. That hope, that beacon of freedom is in real danger. The fact that our elections can now be stolen means that we likely have seen the last free election in this nation.
There were large amounts of evidence that our latest election was tampered with. No one was interested in investigating. Each of the lawsuits that was brought was dismissed, not because there was no evidence of fraud. No, they were all dismissed for process reasons, without the plaintiffs ever being given a chance to present that evidence.
The courts at every level were against it. Do you want to know why that happened? It is because Donald Trump was an outsider. He doesn't play ball with all of the entrenched Washington establishment, and they HATE him for it. That is why the "Republican voters against Trump" try to post videos claiming to be the next incarnation of Ronald Reagan. There are no Ronald Reagans left in the republican party.
Now that the Supreme Court has refused to even hear the Texas lawsuit, the Democrats will take power. They will likely rig the system so no conservative Republican is ever again a President. Instead, the current crop of republicans will go on doing what they do best- feathering their nests while sucking democrat dick for table scraps. I just don't see how the Republicans can ever accomplish anything other than seek power.
Remember that Trump is a threat to the Democrats, the establishment Republicans, AND the government bureaucrats.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Skirmish Rifle Project
During the Florida Blogshoot, I had the opportunity to shoot Dave of Ammoman's Scout Rifle. I was amazed at how much lighter his rifle was, and how little felt recoil there was. I knew right then and there that I would have to build one of my own. In keeping with his ScoutRifle 2.0 theory, I began thinking about what I wanted to do with a new rifle.
I want something that is going to be more suited to a militia kind of battlespace:
I need my rifle to be relatively lightweight, right around 8 pounds carried weight. My Oracle is too heavy at 9.3 pounds unloaded with an ACOG on top.
I want a rifle that had more power, more range, and fires a larger bullet than the 62 grain 5.56mm that my AR15 uses.
I also want to stay with the AR platform.
I reworked it by replacing the 16 inch heavy barrel that came with the rifle with an 18 inch Faxon pencil barrel. Then I added an EDGE 15 inch Carbon Fiber handguard from Brigand Arms, an adjustable gas block, a Nitromet gas tube, and a Gemtech compensator. I also replaced the bolt carrier with a low mass bolt carrier from JP rifles.
Here it is, pictured above my AR15 for comparison. The AR-10 only weighs 3/4 of a pound more than its 5.56mm cousin. I am now (no so) patiently waiting to take it out to the range on Saturday. I need to tune the gas block and get the scope dialed in.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The MSM is now officially the propaganda arm of the Democrat party No one will be permitted to express an opinion that has not been approved by the Democrats.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A 15 year old gets shot in a drive by. You would think that he was an innocent caught by mistake. No, it turns out he had a gun on him, which was stolen off of his dead body by a 14 year old.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
They want a war
Supporting my theory that the left WANTS a civil war, the Daily Beast publishes this screed about how they are coming for us.
“Nobody's talking about coming to your house, holding you down and vaccinating you,” Dorit Reiss, a law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, told TODAY.
But the federal government has some ways to get people to vaccinate, imposing it as a condition of getting a passport, for example.
Useful idiot no longer useful
If you all remember, I wrote about Grandmaster J and his band of insurgents, the "Not F*cking Around Coalition" (NFAC) over the summer. They were showing up in cities around the southeast and intimidating people by brandishing firearms.
It seems that, now that the election is over, he and his band of useful idiots have reached the limit of their usefulness. He has been arrested and charged for interfering and threatening Federal law enforcement when he pointed a weapon mounted light at them in September. So it took them three months to figure this out? Of course it didn't. They needed him around to make headlines and stoke fear, and now they don't.
You will note that BLM is quiet. The street violence is over. One phase ends, the next begins.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Stand up deliver
Ted Cruz is angry at Lin Wood for telling Republican voters to sit out the runoff election unless the Republican party ensures fair and secure elections. He said:
I don’t know who this clown is, but anyone saying America would be better off w/ Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader—producing huge tax increases, the Green New Deal, massive amnesty & a packed Supreme Court destroying the Bill of Rights—is trying to mislead the people of Georgia.
I agree with Lin Wood: I am loyal to my freedom and to the Constitution. That means that I will support any political party or platform that supports those ideals. I am not loyal to the Republican party. My support of the Republican party and its platform only exists as long as they are in agreement with mine. As soon as the Republican party stops fighting to maintain this nation and instead dedicates itself to seeking power for the sake of power, then they stop being my ally of convenience.
Just because the Democrats are my enemy doesn't make the Republicans my friend. If the Republicans are simply going to ignore the election shenanigans, then I see no difference between them and the Democrats. Since those are the only two realistic choices we have (Libertarians don't have a chance- so don't even go there), this means that it is inevitable that we wind up either with a dictatorship, a civil war, or both.
Republicans- either do something now, or become completely useless.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
WTF is up with shipping companies?
I have had a rash of problems getting products that I have ordered. There is no real pattern to it.
For example, I had an order from Bulletproof Everyone that took forever because they just didn't ship it.
An order from Brownell's was lost by Fedex.
and now, my $400 handguard from Brigand arms is missing. I ordered it on November 19. I got a notice from them that it shipped the next day. The USPS tracking says that they are still awaiting the package. I contacted Brigand Arms, and they swear to me that they shipped it. They have put a trace on the package, but here I sit, still waiting on the last parts I need to complete my rifle build. Either USPS or Brigand Arms has lost my order.
But Trump is a dictator!
The Democrats call President Trump a dictator, but it is Orange County, Florida's Democrat mayor who is is instituting a $15,000 fine for businesses who fail to enforce his orders. Florida law prohibits local officials from taking action against individuals for failing to follow CDC guidelines, so the mayor will instead fine businesses thousands of dollars for failing to enforce his unlawful orders. If a person fails to follow the orders of the mayor as relayed by the business, they can be arrested for trespassing.
This is demanding that businesses enforce illegal orders.
Mental health counselor fail
Robert C. Quackenbush was once a patient at Circles of Care Harbor Pines, a mental health facility in Melbourne, Florida. On Wednesday, he went to the facility to talk to one of the mental health counselors. After a short conversation, he pulled out a pistol and shot the mental health counselor in the back.
Tell me again how you are going to replace police officers with unarmed mental health counselors.
They say we are NAZIs
The New York Times directly compares the conservatives who believe that there was election fraud to Germany in the days just before the NAZI party came to power. The left has declared war on the Republican party, and they mean to wipe us out. We are being painted as the enemy. Even though the author says it would be absurd to compare President Trump to Hitler, he goes on to do exactly that.
This article is pure propaganda. It isn't even historically accurate. They mean to come for all of us. It is coming. What are you doing to prepare for it?
I have said it before, and I will say it again- Please let me be wrong, even though it is becoming more obvious that I am not.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
So it turns out that I can spot a fake graph.
So what about this one?
I support cops, but
I am a law abiding citizen. I support cops. That doesn't mean that I will bow down and allow myself to be ground under the heels of a jackboot. North Carolina has made it a crime (a Second degree misdemeanor) to not wear a mask when you are near someone not in your household. Some counties are going even further. In Asheville, both individuals and businesses not complying with the new mask order “will be subject to penalties.” The first offense will be $50 for a business, and a second offense will force the business to close for a 24-hour period. Any addition violations could result in longer closures.
Incidentally, this also makes it a crime to be in possession of body armor while not wearing a mask.
The executive vice president and general counsel for the North Carolina sheriff's association said: “At the end of the day, the goal is education and compliance.” Compliance.
We are seeing the same thing in Florida, where the governor's order prohibits local officials from taking actions against individuals. Instead, local officials are effectively deputizing business owners by forcing them to enforce a law that would be illegal for local officials to enforce themselves.
Police who enforce these sorts of infringements are not the sort of cops I can or will support. Not only will you be hated by the left, you will make enemies of those on the right. Think long and hard before you cross that line.
The Democrats are furious that President Trump isn't facilitating the so-called transfer while calling for his arrest, along with those of his 'followers.' They are even rewriting history as they do it:
In “normal” times, the outgoing president and his team would at this point be facilitating a smooth transfer of power—tying up a few policy loose ends, but generally making way for the new president and acknowledging the new political priorities of that president.
None of that is happening with Donald Trump. In fact, quite the reverse. Day by day, reports emerge of new efforts to lock into place Trump’s extremist agenda.
They are forgetting that the Clinton administration deliberately sabotaged the incoming George W Bush administration. In an investigation completed by the GAO, they found that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the “W” keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen. In all, the Clintons and their staffers did $15,000 in damages to the White House. The Democrats and their lapdogs in the media attempted to write it off as a school yard prank.
Not only did the Obama administration sabotage and illegally spy on Trump and his campaign. Then Obama spent the entirety of the Trump presidency trying to sabotage and undercut him as often as possible.
Fuck them, and remember that what goes around, comes around.