“It is easier to buy a gun than buy a book.”
The president was reportedly referring to poor urban neighborhoods which he believes lack bookstores but not guns. However, the president’s hometown of Chicago features dozens of bookstores but not a single gun store. Purchasing a book from a book store also does not require a federal background check or photo ID like buying a gun from a gun store does.
Even in context this is the most profoundly stupid thing President Obama has said about guns in a long history of saying stupid things about guns. You have to be willfully ignorant to buy this hogwash.
People less than eighteen years of age can buy books.
People who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to any mental institution can buy books.
People who are under a nonimmigrant visa (not to mention illegal aliens) can buy books.
People who have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions can buy books.
People who, having been citizens of the United States, have renounced their citizenship, can buy books.
People who have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence can buy books.
People who are under restraining orders based on a credible threat to the physical safety of others can buy books.
People can buy books if they are under indictment for, or have been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Heck, people can still get books while they are in prison.
People can buy books if they are an unlawful (or lawful) users of or addicted to any controlled substance.
People can buy books if they don’t live in the State where the book is being sold.
People don’t need a Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in books.
Over the years I have bought books from a lot of different places: bookstores, grocery stores, dollar stores, thrift stores, convenience stores, game stores, restaurants, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, museums, art galleries, botanical gardens, flea markets, farmers markets… you get the idea.
There is no Federal Bureau of Books and Literature regulating what books can be imported or categorizing different types of books and book accessories as requiring invasive and expensive government issued licenses to buy and own.
No state bans ebook readers as “high capacity”
I could go on and on. Media fact checkers will go after Carly Fiorina or Ben Carson for saying the sky is blue, but they let nonsense like this from Democrats pass by without comment.
The 48th anniversary of the Six Day War was marked in Israel a few weeks ago on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, and it’s civil anniversary, June 10th, was noted in several press reports both in Israel and overseas.
As the years go by it seems that Israel’s “crime” of winning the war and not allowing itself to be destroyed is the source of the “Original Sin” of which certain elements of the world community and media consider us guilty.
Robert Liebman in The Algemeiner has a very perceptive article on The Six Day War and the origin of the Left’s hatred for Israel:
Although Israel neither welcomed nor wanted this conflict, the Left declared that Israel, not the invading Arabs, had been ‘militaristic,’ ‘colonialistic,’…
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No, I don’t care if you are counted or not. This is not about voting, or the more open forms of citizenship – it’s just about not shutting up.
My parents, of course, would have it that it’s not that difficult for me to not shut up. It’s sort of what comes naturally. I used to go on continuously, about something or another, even if another was something I read. I’m better now.
But the truth is that for over ten years, I wasn’t talking. Or at least I wasn’t saying anything about anything that was important to me.
We’ve talked about it before, and to long time readers of the blog, it’s certainly no news that for years I kept my mouth shut for fear that if my political opinions leaked to the ears of my New York publishers, my career would be most sincerely dead.
It would be…
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If you are like me you are kind of frustrated with how anime music and jpop are not music categories used by Amazon, making it hard for an otaku to find and legally download the kind of music they like.
Nobody else seems to have tried to make any kind of a list or index so I guess I will be the first to make the effort. The list on this page will be arranged in alphabetical order by anime title. I plan to make a separate list ordered by the name of the artist performing the song.
I will be updating the page as I come across new mp3s in the Amazon store.
Most recent addition (to my list, not to the Amazon store) 4/7/2014 7:50pm EST: Kill la Kill OP 1 – Sirius by Aoi Eir
Black Butler 2
a.k.a Kuroshitsuji II
Kagayaku Sorano Shijimaniwa by Kalafina
Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion-
a.k.a CODE GEASS -Hangyaku no Lelouch-
Code Geass OP 1 – Colors by Flow
Code Geass -Lelouch of the Rebellion- R2
a.k.a CODE GEASS -Hangyaku no Lelouch- R2
Code Geass R2 OP 2 – World End by Flow
Fate/Zero OP 1 – Oath Sign by lisa
Fate/Zero ED 1 – Memoria by Aoi Eir
Fate/Zero OP 2 – To the Beginning by Kalafina
Fate/Zero ED 2 – Sora wa takaku kaze wa utau by Haruna Luna
Manten by Kalafina (Ep. 18-19 Ending)
a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
FMA OP 2 – Ready Steady Go by L’Arc~en~Ciel
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
a.k.a Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)
Kara no Kyoukai
a.k.a Garden of Sinners
Album: Kalafina – Seventh Heaven
Oblivious (1st movie ED)
Love Come Down
Natsu No Ringo
Fairytale (6th movie ED)
Aria (4th movie ED)
Mata Kaze Ga Tsuyokunatta
Kizuato (3rd movie ED)
Ashita No Keshiki
Sprinter (5th movie ED)
Kimi Ga Hikari Ni Kaeteiku (2nd movie ED)
Seventh Heaven (7th movie ED)
Kill la Kill
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
a.k.a Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
a.k.a My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
Persona -trinity soul-
Sengoku Basara 2
a.k.a Sound of the Sky
Sword Art Online
Valvrave the Liberator
a.k.a Kakumeiki Valvrave
It turns out that the villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist — someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal.
The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center on that terrible September morning.
It gets worse…
Anyone with violent or sexual convictions against a child—whether a misdemeanor or felony—would be ineligible for school employment. Background checks would be more thorough, using expanded databases including the FBI’s fingerprint database, the national and state sex offender registries. And districts would be prohibited from knowingly unloading sex abusers on other schools—a practice known as “pass the trash.” These are sensible measures that are overdue. Yet the two most powerful teachers unions in the country have voiced objections to the bill. Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers complained about the bill before it passed the House. The NEA claimed in a letter to House members that background checks “often have a huge, racially disparate impact.” Randi Weingarten, the AFT chief, warned of inaccuracies in the FBI database and cautioned that teachers would be inconvenienced by potentially long screening delays.
Yes, that’s their argument against background checks to keep child molesters from working at schools. It’s bad enough that they would argue against this at all, but this claptrap that it would be racist, and *gasp* inconvenient. I do so love unions.