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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Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Vote for Nobody

Filed under: Humor, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:02 AM

H/T Kerry Baldwin — Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM


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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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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Messing About with Article II, Section 6

Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:00 PM

A few weeks ago, Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson has gotten herself some no-charge campaign advertising, courtesy of the lamestream snoozemedia [1], on account of her calling for a State-level Constitutional Amendment to change Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico from its current text:

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.

— to something that gives municipal and county governments more leeway to enact victim disarmament statutes:

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.

Considering that the sorts of victim disarmament statutes desired by Gibson and her hoplophobe cronies only disarm those who need to own and carry weapons the most — the five-foot, hundred-pound woman who’s being stalked by her crazed six-foot, two-hundred-pound ex-boyfriend — and don’t actually disarm the criminal and terrorist types one bit, those of us who support and exercise the individual, civil, Constitutional, human right to own and carry weapons for “…. for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes ….” would prefer that IF Article II, Section 6 must be amended, that it should read like this afterwards:

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. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque Journal — New vote sought on firearm provision

    KRQE News — Albuquerque city councilors seek new vote on firearms provision

NOTES

  1. Submitted to the Albuquerque Journal — Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 8:57 AM
  2. Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    2. A Bias Toward Liberty — Facebook group
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico — Facebook group
    6. Gun Owners of New Mexico — Facebook group
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    9. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    10. New Mexico Gun Rights — Facebook group
    11. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) — Facebook group
    12. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page
    13. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    14. Sons and Daughters of Liberty New Mexico — Facebook group
    15. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    16. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
    17. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    18. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    19. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    20. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    21. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Want Total Freedom and No Responsibility? Be a Democrat!

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:33 AM

Apparently, being a Democrat makes you immune to the Beer Bug. Who knew?

This immunity doesn’t seem to discriminate between the lefty-fascist “progressive” kind, the “conservative” or “libertarian” kind or the Republican-wannabe Establishment kind.

The DNC’s nominee for First Crook, Creepy Joe, is a prime example of the last kind.

From Kamala Harris’ Twitter feed — 8:20 AM ⋅ August 17, 2020

In that picture, it’s plainly obvious that this is a gathering of more than five [5] people, and that they do not appear to be practicing any “social distancing” protocols.

As the TV pitchmen say, “But wait, there’s more!

In this second picture, it’s plain to see that not only are they not “social distancing,” but they aren’t wearing the idiotic masks that they insist that the rest of us wear any time that we step outside of our homes.

H/T Joseph L. Roberts — Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:01 AM

It seems like Eric July called it last month when he [sarcastically] said in a video clip that “the virus is woke” and able to tell what your politics are, and only infect those who aren’t lefty fascist types of the sort that are working for the DNC, its affiliates and candidates.

After all, when you’re a lefty fascist whackjob, you can get away with just about anything, as Larry Correia writes:

Larry Correia
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM

When a lone nut job maniac goes on a mass shooting, he represents all gun owners (even if his manifesto is all pro gun control). Even if he’s a raving left winger or has no coherent philosophy at all, he represents all republicans/Christians/white men/whatever group the left has a hate boner for this week. And the existence of this lone nut maniac irreparably taints half the population of America with guilt, even if they have nothing in common with him at all.

However, if somebody wearing a hoody and a ski mask, looting, burning shit, while chanting fuck the police and flying the hammer and sickle, gets caught on video beating someone with a baseball bat… HOW DARE YOU ASSUME THEY ARE ANTIFA?!? HE DOES NOT HAVE AN ANTIFA NAME TAG ON! WHERE IS HIS ANTIFA ID CARD? HOW DARE YOU SMEAR THESE INNOCENT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PEOPLE WITH THE ACTIONS OF A FEW BAD APPLES?!?

This may sound crazy, but just remember. If you are on the right you share collective guilt for every bad thing which has ever happened, even if it was done by people on the left. And if you are on the left, you are free from sin because you Care Harder.

On the individual level, if you are on the right, you are responsible for things that other people’s ancestors did 200 years ago. But if you are on the left, you aren’t responsible for what you are doing right now.

Also see this video clip, where the guy holding the gun on the woman in the car says (no way that I could have made this up) —

“I am not a cop, I will fucking shoot you. I’m a Democrat. I can shoot you because Democrats get away with everything.”


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,081 – Sunday, 23 August 2020
  2. 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. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page
    8. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    9. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    10. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    11. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    12. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    13. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    14. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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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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Saturday, 4 July 2020

“No one wants to take your guns,” v. July 3, 2020

Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:27 PM

From the Albuquerque Journal, Friday, 3 July 2020, p. A11 OP-ED (“SPEAK UP!”)

KUDOS TO the Santa Fe County Commission for passing on the purchase of AR-15 weapons for the Santa Fe sheriff’s department SWAT officers. . . . Instead of just waiting, as Sheriff Mendoza seems inclined to do because of “the current climate in the nation,” I recommend the funds be redirected to a buyback and destruction of this type of weapon from civilians who have no legitimate need for them. AW


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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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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Alternatives to Facebook and Twitter

Filed under: Networking, Organizing, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:58 AM

Tom Souther
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

https://facebook.com/hashtag/facebooksucks!

The WrapFacebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says by Sean Burch

Consider Diaspora*, Flote, Friendica, Gab, Liberty.Me, MeWe, Minds, Pocketnet, or Spreely as possible alernatives to Facebook and Twitter.

http://diasp.org/people/797c4c40d5020132c71100259069449e

Diaspora* doesn’t have pages or groups, and it helps if you can read German, French and Spanish, but there is some interesting stuff there.

https://flote.app/mikewb1971

https://nerdica.net/profile/mike

Friendica is similar to Diaspora, along with the posts in Russian and Japanese.

https://gab.ai/mikewb1971

Gab is a less-censored version of Twitter.

https://liberty.me/members/mikewb1971/

https://mewe.com/i/mikewb11971

MeWe lets you create groups at no charge, but charges you per month for pages. Also, they don’t let you share links for anything there (including your own stuff) outside of MeWe.

http://minds.com/mikewb1971

On top of this, Facebook won’t let you post links to any content on Minds, hence the above URL.

https://pocketnet.app/mikewb1971

https://spreely.com/mikewb1971

Spreely offers the same sort of stuff as Facebook (pages, groups, video channels), but doesn’t seem to do the same sort of arbitrary lefty-biased shadow-banning that we’ve seen on Facebook.

Thus, I’m slowly duplicating my Facebook pages and groups on Spreely, in advance of a mass migration.

Also, while Facebook will allow you to post links to Spreely, the FB system labels it as “403 Forbidden.”

https://youme.social/profile/2220

YouMe seems to be a new outfit. Like MeWe, they don’t seem to let you share links of what you post outside their system.


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