Radical Ideology

(Cartoonist - Phil Hands)

In other news, the state of Texas is going to sue the EPA, again, in the hopes of blocking regulation of methane gas emissions.

Meanwhile, the NRA reminds us that now is as good of a time as any to buy an assault rifle to protect yourself against the evil doers and other "realistic threats." Suckers.

And finally, watchdogs are urging the IRS and FEC to launch an investigation of the Trump Foundation for basically acting as a political action committee rather than charity.

[In] key early primary states this year, Trump handed out Foundation checks to charities at campaign rallies. This also calls into question “whether the foundation provided the campaign with an illegal in-kind contribution by providing services for what was a campaign event. Under the campaign finance laws… providing anything of value to a campaign for free or at less than fair market value is a contribution to the campaign,” said Larry Noble, the general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Meanwhile, the NRA reminds us that now is as good of a time as any to buy an assault rifle to protect yourself against the evil doers and other “realistic threats.” Suckers.

  • RamOrgan

    Long past time to prosecute the NRA under RICO.

    • Toolymegapoopoo

      I would say the NRA is the new American mafia, but that would be a bad comparison because the mafia was never able to control this many politicians.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      While I agree they’re…. sociopathic and, ultimately, responsible for a lot of death/violence, what laws do you believe they have broken which would subject them to RICO?

      I ask because, while I loath the 2nd Amendment and, especially, it’s current interpretation, I can’t really support legal manipulative means of squeezing it out of existence other than an Amendment to the Constitution.

      I used to support weapons bans, etc, but then a conservative pro-gun friend made an excellent point. The law says abortion is legal, yet we hate the right’s actions is making it almost impossible in some places. How are we any different? They believe that abortions are causing genocide (I don’t, but I can still see their point). We believe guns are a public menace. Yet both are legal and both sides would like to manipulate lower laws to eliminate a SCOTUS-determined Constitutional right.

      If we can sit here and argue that the Right is wrong to pass laws squeezing Roe out of existence, manipulating patients, waiting periods, etc. How can we sit here doing similar things (banning certain types of guns, waiting periods, etc) and not call ourselves hypocrites?

      We need an Amendment or a better Supreme Court.

      • notoriousbob

        If gun control laws were such that a person wishing to buy a gun had to wait three days, go back to the gun shop 3 times before purchasing, have a wand shoved up their ass just for kicks, and there were only 2 gun shops in each state, then maybe that point would have merit. That or if abortion was available at every Wal-Mart maybe we would be on the same page.

        • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

          This arguement boils down to: they’re doing a better job regulating our preferred rights away than we are doing at regulating away their rights, so we’re justified.

          It’s not a happy truth, but we can’t have both sides of it.