For lack of a good knife control law, apparently. http://hotair.com/archives/2015/03/05/where-was-mark-lipperts-security-detail/ Go see the picture. Goodness gracious.
I was saying I read Powerline with some restraint. Also this guy, McCarthy. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414886/did-hillary-clinton-violate-federal-embezzlement-law-andrew-c-mccarthy These lawyers I think all deify federal prosecutorial powers too much, especially re terrorism. So did Hillary break the law, commit a felony? I’m sure she’s committed numerous such violations of record keeping acts, these being prosecutable, and these being disqualifying for her, really. But see, she’s not going to get prosecuted, because the DOJ is politicized. Mind you, it would be hard for a Republican DOJ AG to prosecute her, but it would be in that case because of external partisan pressure.
Other thing, on Hillary in general…. You know they say W was a legacy thing. And it’s true as far as it goes, if he wouldn’t have been HW’s son that opportunity couldn’t have been cultivated and claimed. But at a minimum, he had accomplished the stepping stone things in life and campaigned as a credible candidate, and without any (much?) help from his father. Now Hillary is smart in this way that those of us who have 125 IQs are. But she is in no way brilliant http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121208/hillary-clintons-email-use-shows-shes-unprepared-election and in not much way accomplished. So she gets the nomination, and the presidency maybe, almost solely because her husband owes her a bushel full of chits for not divorcing him in 1998. This is the almost the most absurd thing you can dream of, and completely not flattering to the party of ‘smart’. Ought to be everything they don’t stand for. Which is why they don’t contemplate it much. Ya know, on reflection I am very impressed the Pres. Obama rejected that whole notion in 2008. It would be very impressive if he could reject it now in some way. Ya know I joke about Elizabeth Warren too, because I think she’s superficially unappealing. But she would be reflective of the party.
I like Anthony Kennedy actually http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121217/king-v-burwell-oral-arguments-begin-obamacare-challenge I like all 5 of the conservative really. But I’m OK with Kennedy being a squish, and if he is ok with keeping subsidies based on this rationale, which I understand vaguely, I think I’m OK with that. I’ve gotten used to the idea PPACA will stay.
I reject the premise http://hotair.com/archives/2015/03/04/must-read-doj-report-totally-vindicates-darren-wilson-in-michael-brown-shooting/ I still say Wilson provoked / escalated the encounter. Such that it did escalate to a dangerous confrontation, there’s a bit of irony there that in that role he is granted use of deadly force. And ya know, I say Holder is a failure, but he’s a failure here as a lefty social justice guy. Institutionally, the DOJ is biased to protect the conventional methods and tactics of conventional law enforcement. Which IS THE PROBLEM, not ambiguous racism. If Holder as a lefty can’t identify that and figure out a way to ameliorate it, then he ain’t worth a dang.