The Weekly Sedition

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Tom Woods Covers the Beer Bug BS

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Science — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 4:55 AM

Tom Woods
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:15 PM

How’s this for a theory: the never-before-tried, never-before-recommended lockdown program flat-out doesn’t work.

Steve Sisolak, governor of Nevada, recently scolded citizens of his state. Why, only irresponsible behavior can account for a rise in “cases” there!

So he’s telling Nevadans that they have two weeks to get things under control.

He warned, “I’m not going to come back in two weeks and say I’m going to give you another chance.”

And then, three days later, Governor Sisolak himself tested positive for COVID-19.

Should we treat him like he’s 7 and scold him for his irresponsible behavior, the way he just did to his citizens?

The governor was forced to admit: “You can take all the precautions that are possible and you can still contract the virus. I don’t know how I got it.”

As Alex Berenson says, virus gonna virus.

The current state of lockdown “science” appears to be: we have no idea what we’re doing, but if something brings people pleasure we should probably limit or prohibit it, and if something causes great inconvenience or even pain, we should probably do that.

An anonymous professor who posts on Twitter about the virus just presented this graph for our consideration. It’s a plot of COVID deaths in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Those states have adopted very different approaches to the virus. And yet, somehow, they more or less track each other anyway; the graph is in the comments. [Reposted below — MWB]

Virus gonna virus.

Yesterday former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has tested positive, posted the following:

“I so appreciate everyone’s good wishes!

“How did we catch it? I don’t know. We wore masks. We socially distanced. We avoided crowds. We haven’t had people in our house.”

Virus gonna virus.

We can either accept this, and take steps to protect those among us who are most at risk while others resume the one life they are given, or we can destroy our social fabric.

Meanwhile, we have families and friendships being torn apart over all this. You’re a bad person if you reject the propaganda. Why, you don’t care about saving lives! You’re “selfish”!

Never mind the countless lives lost by lockdown itself, a point I’ve made again and again. Those lives don’t seem to count for some reason. Link to my post “Death by Lockdown” also in the comments.


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Monday, 21 September 2020

[Letter to ABQ City Council] Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:28 PM

From: Mike Blessing
To: Councilor Lan Sena <lansena@cabq.gov>, Councilor Isaac Benton <ibenton@cabq.gov>, Councilor Klarissa Peña <kpena@cabq.gov>, Councilor Brook Bassan <bbassan@cabq.gov>, Councilor Cynthia Borrego <cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov>, Councilor Pat Davis <patdavis@cabq.gov>, Councilor Diane Gibson <dgibson@cabq.gov>, Councilor Trudy Jones <trudyjones@cabq.gov>, Councilor Don Harris <dharris@cabq.gov>
CC: Policy Analyst Diane Dolan <ddolan@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Rachael Hernandez <rmhernandez@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Susan Vigil <susanvigil@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Sean Foran <seanforan@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Abigail Stiles <astiles@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Aziza Chavez <azizachavez@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Laura Rummler <lrummler@cabq.gov>
Date: September 21, 2020, 11:42 AM MST
Subject: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

Dear Councilors:

I am writing to you in order to speak up against two pieces of proposed legislation scheduled to come before the Council today, O-19-82 and O-19-83.

Ordinance O-19-82 will attempt to mandate secure storage of firearms.

Ordinance O-19-83 seeks to create a city ordinance out of Keller’s questionable order banning firearms on city owned or leased properties.

Both ordinances would violate the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, Article II, Section 6, which states:

No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

A recent attempt to pass a non-binding resolution to repeal this seciton of the state Constitution failed in the council 5-4.

Let’s make no mistake about it these proposed ordinances are in no way, shape or form about “gun safety” or “gun control”.

True gun safety and gun control stem from the four safety rules, the seven fundamentals of marksmanship, and knowing what is and is not a legitimate target.

If the people backing “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly care about firearms safety, then why aren’t they chipping in towards firearms safety training, as does the group they list as their archnemesis, the National Rifle Association?

If Michael Bloomberg and the other multi-millionaires behind “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about gun safety, they would put their millions behind the construction of MORE shooting ranges, and the maintenance of existing ones. They would chip in for the creation of DVDs and online video shows that provide instruction on the safe and proficient handling of firearms.

Instead, all they do is lobby and agitate for more restrictive laws upon the pre-existing civil, Constitutional, human individual right to own and carry weapons, as supposed to be guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico.

Rather, the legislation in question (O-19-82 and O-19-83) is more properly called “victim disarmament,” in that the people most likely to be affected by it are the people who have the most reason to own and carry firearms for self-defense — the little old lady or the paraplegic who lives alone in a bad neighborhood, the five-foot-nothing 100-pound woman being stalked by a six-foot 200-pound deranged ex-boyfriend.

The bad people (the criminals, terrorists, and violence-inclined mental defectives) whom the proponents of this legislation say will be disarmed by it most likely will not be affected in the least. If they want access to a firearm, they will have it, by hook or by crook.

You see, the bad guys have found this massive loophole in the existing restrictions on private civilians’ rights to own and carry weapons called “breaking the law.”

There are already 20,000 to 25,000 existing restrictions upon the pre-existing individual, civil, Constitutional, human right to own and carry weapons, which are supposed to be guaranteed against State infringement by the Second Amendment and Article 2, Section 6 of the State Constitution. None of these anti-liberty statutes has stopped a bad guy from obtaining a firearm when they want it.

Laws already exist that prohibit felons, domestic abusers, foreign terrorists, incurable drug abusers and alcoholics, and mental defectives from obtaining, owning or carrying firearms.

Laws already exist that prohibit the use of firearms (and other objects) to harm other people (murder, assault with a deadly weapon, etc.).

I think it’s safe to say that all these laws have done is keep honest people honest, the same way locks on doors do.

Those who propose further infringements upon individual liberty aren’t truly looking to improve the human condition at all, but seeking more power over others for whatever reasons. No good will come from these infringements — no good has ever come from these sorts of laws, and no good ever will.

As for the phrase “gun violence” —

Why are not criminal stabbings or slashings with knives ever referred to as “knife violence” ?

Why are hit and run murders done with cars or trucks never called “automotive violence” ?

Why are attacks using baseball bats, pry bars, hammers and pieces of steel rebar never referred to as “blunt object violence” ?

Look, no one is trying to take your government away. We just want to have an honest, open, adult conversation about common-sense restrictions on government. If we can save just one child from government violence, it will be worth it.

Mike Blessing

Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should — you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer — what’s the question?


RESPONSES FROM THE COUNCILORS [2]

From: Bassan, Brook <bbassan@cabq.gov>
To: Mike Blessing
Date: September 21, 2020, 11:48 AM MST
Subject: Re: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

Good morning,

I agree with your statements. I do not believe we should impose more regulations especially at a municipal level and when they appear to work in opposition of the United States Constitution while possibly putting more innocent people at risk. I do not plan on supporting these Ordinances.

Thank you for reaching out.

Brook Bassan
Albuquerque City Councilor
District 4
Office: 505-768-3101
Fax: 505-768-3227
Email: bbassan@cabq.gov

From: Jones, Trudy <trudyjones@cabq.gov>
To: Mike Blessing
Date: September 21, 2020, 11:56 AM MST
Subject: Re: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

Thank you for your comments. I do not support this legislation.

Trudy E. Jones


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Sunday, 16 August 2020

Can’t Stop the Signal, v. 2020 Elections

Filed under: Politics, Resistance — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:34 PM

h t t p s : / / j o e b i d e n . i n f o

h t t p s : / / k a m a l a h a r r i s . i n f o


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page, Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    5. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page, Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page, Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    12. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    13. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Quarantine vs. Tyranny

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Resistance — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 8:38 PM

H/T Tina Kincaid — Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:12 PM


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page, Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President Facebook page
    5. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely
    6. KCUF Media – Facebook / Spreely
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page, Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    10. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents Facebook page
    12. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    13. Vote the Air Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air NM Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper Facebook page

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Meet Roofus Wolfinhousen, Self-Professed Ass-Kicker for COVID-19 Safety

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:51 PM

While skimming Facebook, you can come across the most insane thngs —

Facebook — Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7:09 PM

Going to Wolfinhousen’s Facebook profile, I found more of the same sort of . . . rhetoric.

Original post on Facebook — Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:34 PM

Here’s the text typed by Wolfinhousen at the top of that post.

Have Some Respect…
If Can Not Have Respect..
Then You Are Risking A Serious Ass Kicking..

How is that not a veiled threat?

It gets “better” as Wolfinhousen says that “What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified” [I’m guessing Wolfinhousen is referring to physical violence or property damage here.]

Original post on Facebook — Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:26 PM

Again, here’s the text at the top of that post.

Paying Attention ..
When Some Loser Politician, Or Even A Friend Of Your’s Tells You To Get Back To Work Before The Medical Experts Say That It Is SAFE..
What That Weak Ass Politician Or Friend Is Telling You, “Is That Your LIFE Has No Value To Them”..
They Neither Care About You Or Have Any Respect For You..
What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified..

Think about that for a second — “What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified.”

What else could Wolfinhousen be implying there besides physical violence?

As pitchmen Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan would often say, “But wait, there’s more!” —

Original post on Facebook — Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:49 PM

If You See Any Of The Trumpy Squad In Public, Attack First…
Do Let The Maga’cowards Ambush Or Sneak You…
Hit Them First & Hit Them Hard..
They Are Weak Minded & Easy To Crush…

It should be noted that the Facebook system considers Wolfinhousen’s implied threats and advocacy of violence to be acceptable.

But just remember — no one needs a gun, and no one wants to take your guns away from you.


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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Operation Choke Point Moves (Back) to the Private Sector

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:15 AM

First, Big Finance tried to shut down the firearms industry in the 1990s when Bank of America, among others, decided that they would no longer provide financial services to federally-licensed unregulated firearms dealers and manufacturers —

https://startpage.com/do/dsearch?query=banks+refusing+firearms+business

Then in 2013, Barack Obama decided to make this sort of thing official federal policy with Operation Choke Point.

Trump, to his credit, shut down Operation Choke Point in 2017.

Now the Silicon Valley victim disarmers are getting into the game. Recently, Salesforce head Marc Benioff decided to have his company join the act by cutting off his company’s services to firearms dealers and manufacturers.

Here’s the boilerplate legalese that comprises Salesforce’s terms of service —

https://c1.sfdcstatic.com/content/dam/web/en_us/www/documents/legal/Agreements/policies/ExternalFacing_Services_Policy.pdf

The last paragraph of Section 6, Prohibited Actions (on page 3), is where Salesforce puts Benioff’s victim disarmament fetish into Salesforce’s terms of service —

Worldwide, customers may not use a Service to transact online sales of any of the following firearms and/or related accessories to private citizens. Firearms: automatic firearms; semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any of the following: thumbhole stock, folding or telescoping stock, grenade launcher or flare launcher, flash or sound suppressor, forward pistol grip, pistol grip (in the case of a rifle) or second pistol grip (in the case of a pistol), barrel shroud; semi-automatic firearms with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds; ghost guns; 3D printed guns; firearms without serial numbers; .50 BMG rifles; firearms that use .50 BMG ammunition. Firearm Parts: magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds; flash or sound suppressors; multi-burst trigger devices; grenade or rocket launchers; 80% or unfinished lower receivers; blueprints for ghost guns; blueprints for 3D printed guns; barrel shrouds; thumbhole stocks; threaded barrels capable of accepting a flash suppressor or sound suppressor.

Still, there ARE alternatives to Salesforce (H/T the Jews Can Shoot FB page) —

https://selecthub.com/customer-relationship-management/salesforce-alternatives/


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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Why Not Simply Quit Recycling for Free?

Filed under: Media, Politics, Resistance — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:49 AM

Recently, the Albuquerque Journal, performing its de facto function as a public-relations branch for Reichsmayor Keller and his eco-fascist buddies, parroted reported the City of Albuquerque’s press release about the plan of having the Solid Waste Department go through residents’ blue recycling bins looking for wrongtrash

Monday, 3 June 2019, p. A1 —

City crews may dive into your recycling bin

by Jessica Dyer, Journal Staff Writer

Apparently, the plan will entail having people from the Solid Waste Department moving ahead of the collection trucks going through residents’ blue recycling bins looking for “non-recyclable materials,” then tagging the blue bins of the “wrongdoers.”

With that in mind, AND considering the City’s recent move to outlaw “single-use” plastic shopping bags such as those found at the checkout lines of Walmart and Home Depot, AND the stated desires of those same eco-fascists on the City Council and the Bernalillo County Commission to outlaw the polystyrene foam “to-go” boxes and plastic straws given to you at most restaurants, why not simply stop ALL recycling?

Does the City give you ANY sort of tax break for your cleaning and sorting of certain kinds of trash gratis for them?

If they do, I certainly haven’t heard of it.

What they DO give you instead is an endless stream of nonsensical platitudes about how you’re “saving the Earth” by buying into their mind-rot and its attendant rituals.

OK, maybe keep recycling if you can get the trash in question to a private-sector recycler who will — ready for this crazy idea of mine? — PAY YOU FOR IT (in Albuquerque, Town Recycling seems to be the best bet), but why give it with no compensation whatsoever to some crony mercantilist who wangled some back-room deal with the eco-fascists if you don’t have to?

What is the Keller Mafia going to do, issue fines and jail time against you for refusing to fill up the blue bin on a semi-periodic basis?

Still, let’s not give them any ideas — just like they behave towards gun owners and tobacco smokers, once one of these cretins denies their wanting to enact such a scheme, it won’t be long before their successors propose the exact same sort of plan.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,024: Sunday, 9 June 2019

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Cash In With “Gun Control” AND Support the Second Amendment

Filed under: Events, Humor, Media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:20 AM

Every gun should be a happy and wanted gun, adopted by loving owners who will care for it and feed it and make sure that there are plenty of other guns nearby to keep it company.

Still, most of the Political Classholes, along with their flunkies among law enforcement and the media, are working to part you from your firearms by hook, crook, or any other means available to them.

For example, this event in Albuquerque currently scheduled for Saturday, 13 July 2019, as advertised covered by KOB

APD to hold gun buyback event

The event in question isn’t a “buyback” at all, unless the City of Albuquerque or Bernalillo County were at some point in the business of providing firearms to private citizens — the people didn’t get them from the City or County in the first place, so the event organizers are not buying any guns back from anyone.

This is nothing more than a publicly-funded turn-in-your-guns-now-for-a-pittance-so-we-don’t-have-to-red-flag-you-and-maybe-kill-you-later scheme.

Most people don’t realize that this could be a way to make some easy cash at the expense of the victim disarmers and hoplophobes.

Simply shop the plumbing sections of Home Depot or Lowes. A hundred bucks worth of pipe and end-caps can be made into 400-500 worth of 12-gauge zip guns. I doubt that APD will be test-firing them before handing over the cash.

And making those zip guns is completely legal under New Mexico law. Selling them to anyone other than a federally-licensed dealer might put you afoul of federal victim disarmament statutes. Just remember to make sure that the barrel length is at least 18 inches (more like 26 inches, as the overall length of your hypothetical zip gun needs to be 26 inches), per the National Firearms Act of 1934.

(Will the Albuquerque Police Department or the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office be conducting background checks on anyone turning in their guns for pennies on the FRN? Signs point to “no.”)

What else does this bit of do-it-yourself “gunsmithing” do besides add some potential cash to your wallet?

It allows you to illustrate the utter futility and stupidity of victim disarmament statues.

When anyone who paid a bit of attention in high-school shop class (do they still have that in the taxpayer-subsidized, government-owned-and-operated indoctrination and daycare centers public schools any more?) can build themselves a serviceable shotgun for under 50 in about an hour, what does that do to the victim disarmament schemes of the Political Classholes?

Simple — it ensures that at least some segment of the population will almost always be armed, despite what the Classwipes want.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,022: Sunday, 26 May 2019

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Second Amendment Sanctuary County Status for Bernalillo County

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:14 PM

From: Mike Blessing
To: Debbie O’Malley <District1@bernco.gov>, Steven Michael Quezada <District2@bernco.gov>, Maggie Hart Stebbins <District3@bernco.gov>, Lonnie C. Talbert <District4@bernco.gov>, Charlene Pyskoty <District5@bernco.gov>
BCC: [7 x others]
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 6:11 PM
Subject: Second Amendment Sanctuary County Status for Bernalillo County

Dear County Commissioners,

I support the Second Amendment, but . . . .

But even if it were repealed tomorrow, by unanimous vote of the full U.S. House, the full U.S. Senate, and all fifty State Legislatures, the pre-existing, civil, human right to own and carry weapons for defense of self, family and community doesn’t go away one bit.

To those proposing restrictions upon the private-sector civilian ownership and carrying of weapons:

Look, no one is trying to take your government away. We just want to have an honest, open, adult conversation about common-sense restrictions on government. If we can save just one child from government violence, it will worth it.

I am writing in support of Bernalillo County joining the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement that is here in New Mexico, and in other states around the nation.

As for the sheriffs and county commissions that have already signed on, they aren’t the lawbreakers as they have been smeared as in the media.

Rather, the public officials who use their offices to promote and promulgate victim disarmament legislation such as SB 8[1] are the true lawbreakers.

Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico[2] reads as follows:

No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

Maybe I missed the amendment to the State Constitution that repealed Article II, Section 6? I don’t remember seeing such an amendment on the ballot during the 2018 election, much less passing with any majority of votes cast. Nor do I remember seeing such a repeal on the ballot in any previous election.

Since Article II, Section 6 is still on the books as a valid part of the State Constitution, I encourage and implore the County Commission to “get right” with the law as it’s currently written, as opposed to doing end runs around the Constitutional bits with which they personally disagree.

Thank you for listening to my concerns.

Sincerely,

Mike Blessing,
Resident and Taxpayer of Bernalillo County since 1994

Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should — you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer — what’s the question?


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. New Mexico Legislature page: “2019 Regular Session – SB 8”
  2. New Mexico Compilation Commission — Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico

NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,016: Sunday, 7 April 2019

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