Friday, March 22, 2013

Cuomo is going to roll back the NY ban on magazines over 10 rounds.

Realizing most magazines carry more than 10 rounds . . . Seems like these things would have been discovered before a law was signed!
Speaking on March 20, Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handgun and rifle magazines that hold 10 rounds, "but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them."
Because that is so enforceable. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

History repeats itself, even in party politics

This, from a review of the similarities between post-campaign autopsies of 1945 and 2013:
Youth has been one of the key groups RNC chairman Reince Priebus has targeted for the 2016 election. The RNC report states: “Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents.” Brownell’s GOP had the same problem. The 1945 report claimed: “The Republicans have been the minority party for twelve years. They have lost appeal to youth. They must find fresh, vigorous, righteous appeals to recruit youth, or their long-term outlook is bearish.”
More here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Reince Priebus is a wimp

To heck with inclusiveness and tailoring a message for low information voters. I like this advice:
Fight. Fight them on every front, fight them in every state, fight them on television and in print and on the airwaves. Confront them at every opportunity, seek out and embrace conflict, and fear not bullies .... Don’t make nice with them, don’t play fair with them, don’t reach across the aisle and above all, treat them and their ideas with exactly the same amount of respect with which they treat yours: none. Contempt is the only language they understand.
Refreshing. Lots more at the link.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Conversations we do not have

How do you treat people of a different race on a daily basis? From Being White in Philadelphia:
On one level, such self-consciousness and hypersensitivity can be seen as progress when it comes to race, a sign of how much attitudes have shifted for the better, a symbol of our desire for things to be better. And yet, lately I’ve come to fear that the opposite might also be true: that our carefulness is, in fact, at the heart of the problem.