Barack the Terrible and his wife Marie Antoinette, let us eat $100 a pound Japanese steak, Obama are racing around the country exploiting shooting victims and their familes in the name of making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile in North Korea, the pot-bellied punk in with the bad haircut is moving his missiles into place and threatening to wipe the home of the Kia off the face of the earth -- South Korea or Japan or perhaps Guam, a US territory -- and the leftist despot that heads our executive branch seems utterly unconcerned. Not even after a classified report was unwittingly released that voices the Pentagon's concerns that the Norks might well be able to arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead:
A Pentagon spy agency concluded for the first time that North Korea likely has the ability to launch nuclear-armed missiles, illustrating the high stakes surrounding the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.But never mind, chirps the lapdog leftist media "the weapons would be unreliable" - no worries about that pot-bellied punk behind the curtain threatening to blow us to hell. How much do you want to bet that the A bombs we dropped on Japan were deemed to be "unreliable" at the time?
But a Defense Department spokesman later on Thursday cast doubt on whether Pyongyang is fully capable of firing nuclear missiles, as a study dated last month by the Pentagon's own Defense Intelligence Agency suggested.
The secret assessment - which was mistakenly marked as unclassified and partially revealed at a congressional hearing - said the agency had "moderate confidence" that North Korea is able to launch nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. But it said the weapons would probably be unreliable.
Not to be distracted by minor annoyances like a dictator threatening to launch a nuke, back in Washington, twit politicians, Republican and Democrat alike, are in the process of dealing with important business: Negotiating away our Second Amendment rights:
Controversial gun legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, as lawmakers voted 68-31 to start debate on the package which includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking.Background checks for whom? For law-abiding citizens attempting to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Does anyone with one tiny shred of common sense think that putting more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners will prevent criminals and lunatics from creating mayhem? These aren't the type of people who are concerned about legally obtaining guns and it's rampant idiocy to think otherwise.
Senate Democrats, joined by 16 Republicans, were able to overcome an attempted filibuster by GOP senators opposed to the current bill. Those senators could still slow-walk the debate, but the Senate will eventually begin votes on amendments -- one of which is considered crucial to winning support for a final vote.
Though the bill cleared a 60-vote hurdle on Thursday, supporters will likely have to corral another 60-vote majority when it comes time to call a final vote, which Democrats acknowledged is a heavy lift.
"New penalties for gun trafficking"? Is this a joke? Gun traffickers worried about "new penalties" for their already illegal activity? This would be hilarious if it weren't so serious. Anyone who seriously believes that "new penalties" will deter gun traffickers is mentally deranged.
Meanwhile there is a lunatic across the pond who keeps threatening to nuke us and his neighbors who happen to be our allies and we have every right and every means by which to put a stop to his lunacy. After all, how many times has he declared war on us in the past couple of weeks. And yet this is our official response from Secretary of State John F'in Kerry:
"If Kim Jong Un decides to launch a missile, whether it's across the Sea of Japan or some other direction, he will be choosing willfully to ignore the entire international community," Kerry told reporters. "And it will be a provocation and unwanted act that will raise people's temperatures."Well, now that's the understatement of the year: Launching a test missile as a prelude to nuking South Korea or Guam or Japan will be "provocation and an unwanted act".
Meanwhile the folks who haven't provoked anyone -- law-abiding Americans wanting to exercise their Second Amendment rights -- are under assault by Barack the Terrible and his merry band of leftists. And the punk who may or may not me able to wipe Seoul off the face of the earth with the push of a couple of buttons (we don't really know and apparently don't care all that much) sits over there being provocative. I guess when assessing REAL threats to the world, a madcap leftist like the liberal's statist president has to have priorities.