I love Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and was sad when he announced that he would not run for reelection.
But the irony of him voting for the disgusting omnibus bill while calling out Interior Secretary Zinke for “overspending” on an office door is too much.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of a government oversight panel in Congress asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week to provide details on a contract to replace doors in his office that initially ran to $139,000, one of several inquiries by lawmakers of spending by Trump administration officials.
In a letter dated March 22 and seen by Reuters, U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy asked Zinke to brief him on the need to replace the doors and provide details on the acquisition process, bidding and receipts.
Those following the recent budget process will note that Gowdy voted FOR HR1625, the “Omnibus” spending bill loaded with pork, which will add trillions to the national debt.
Citi has placed several conditions on new clients/partners
Announcing Our U.S. Commercial Firearms Policy
Under this new policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these best practices: (1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.
1 – In many states a private seller does not have the ability to do a NICS background check
2 – How does Citi decide that a state which allows 18 -21 year old citizens is a problem?
3 – What is a “high-capacity magazine?” 5,6,7,10,30?
They are telling 2A proponents that they don’t want your business. Act accordingly and take your business elsewhere. That’s what I am doing. I’ve already opened a new CC account with a friendly company.
…..or maybe not.
In today’s world it seems that every good idea needs to be codified, legislated, and forced on everyone.
J.D. Tuccille thinks otherwise
Because people are forever looking to the law as the solution to the ills they perceive in the world around them—often only to spackle over the failures of the previous round of laws. In the process, they’re forever forgetting that laws are usually nothing more than codified prejudices, imposed against resistant populations, by sometimes incompetent and often corrupt enforcers.
Read the whole thing.
To start, in a free society asking why someone else “needs” something, something that is legal, is the wrong question.
This article isn’t my attempt to justify anything to you — it’s not a defense of what’s in my gun safe or of the AR-15 itself. If, for you, my AR-15 ownership is prima facie evidence of my mental instability, sexual inadequacy, lack of a conscience, or what-have-you, then I honestly don’t care what you think about this issue. You can go back to broadcasting your own moral superiority on social media, and I can go back to tuning you out until your rage therapy session is over.
Jon Stokes nails it. Read the whole thing.
Mueller scours Team Trump for Russian collusion as Dems marinate in it
So, the relentless, fruitless quest for Russian collusion among Team Trump instead finds it alive and well among Team Clinton — and as tough to detect as a May Day march through Red Square.
If Special Counsel Robert Mueller sincerely wishes to expose Russian collusion in general, rather than search in vain for the Republican strain of this virus, he should scrutinize the other side of the aisle. Democrats colluded with Russia from 2009 to at least 2016.
Read the whole thing.