Category Archives: They’re lying to you

A slur in time

An aphorism of which I have always been particularly fond states that “isolationist” is a term created by imperialists to denigrate noninterventionists. With the advent of President Donald Trump, a new version suggests itself: “populism” is a term created by authoritarians to … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

1994: Citing the factoid that there are “more gun dealers in America than gas stations,” Bill Clinton announces new regulations that result in four out of five existing Federal Firearms Licensees nationwide losing their licenses, on the basis that they are hobbyists … Continue reading

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The King’s Days Off

Yesterday, I drove around doing errands. I stopped at the exterminator’s, to renew my service contract. I picked up my order of logo’ed work shirts from the local embroidery shop. I filled up the car, then stopped off at Subway … Continue reading

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L.A. Times: No gun bias here, move along

Joe Zamudio gained unexpected, instant fame as the first armed (non-police) responder during the shooting at the Gabrielle Gifford rally in Tucson. You’ve probably already heard of Joe as “that crazy Arizona gun nut who almost shot the wrong man.” … Continue reading

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