Browsing the blog archives for December, 2012

Obama Assembles Gun Ban Task Force

The Obama administration never lets a good crisis go to waste, so in the aftermath of the heinous murders of 20 small children and 6 faculty members of an elementary school on Newtown Conneticut, Obama has begun the process of assembling a gun control task force with the goal of finding ways to ban certain firearms and ammunition.

President Barack Obama will on Wednesday announce the first step on gun control following the Newtown school shootings: an interagency task force, led by Vice President Joe Biden, charged with guiding the administration’s continuing response.

Anti-second amendment mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that gun control should be Obama’s number one mission, and he provided a to-do list of ideas to control gun owners.

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Robert Griffin III Refuses To Be Defined By Race After Attack By ESPN Analyst

Rising NFL star Robert Griffin III showed class and maturity this week after being the subject of a racist rant by ESPN analyst Rob Parker.

Parker, also an African American, was on ESPNs First Take show asking, “my question, which is just a straight honest question, is [Griffin] a brother, or is he a cornball brother?”

Parker continued to question Griffin’s “blackness”, using phrases like “kind of black,” “not really down with the cause” or “not one of us,” through his strange racial rant.

When asked about the evidence of this racial difference that bothered Rob Parker so much, things got even more uncomfortable. Parker states that “We all know he has a white fiancé. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue.”

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At the Mercy of the TSA – A Case Study Of Government Monopoly

Recently, while at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, I was mired in a miserable and frustrating 40 minute TSA experience that never should have happened. Like the other passengers around me, I entered the security line expecting to be inconvenienced for the usual 10 to 20 minutes. It quickly became apparent that the line was moving much slower than usual. Starting to become concerned, I moved to one side to see past the people directly in front of me. The problem was immediately evident. To my dismay, the entire concourse was bottlenecked through two bag scanners and one body scanner. The adjacent screening lanes were inexplicably shutdown. I watched them stay that way for the next half hour.

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