Politics / Government

Aloha e komo mai... Moron Hawaii

Aloha e komo mai… Moron

So… a bit of a review up to this point…     First, Congress is empowered to make laws. (At the state level, this job is given to state legislatures.) This is painfully obvious to anyone who has even the most basic of education on American Civics.  But there is a point to it that needs to be...

Trump, Part Deux

Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken.     The media have done whatever humanly possible to convince the voters that Donald Trump is a “has been”… a “criminal”… and a “threat to democracy”.     The people have responded to the media with a resounding, “F@#k Off!”     Now, a couple things:     1) I do not like Donald Trump.     2)  I voted for Donald Trump...

A Victory Blog - SB2

A Victory!

What a week it has been!     By now you are probably aware the injunction against SB2’s “sensitive locations” is back in place.  Those of us who have concealed carry permits can now go about freely, exercising our Constitutional rights to bear arms just as we have for the last few decades in California.     I want to use...

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel - About the state

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel

The kid was working his magic hard.     For the last 20 minutes I had been watching him at the end of the bar talking to a woman sitting a seat away from him.  She seemed to be about a decade older than him and was wearing a particularly expensive wedding ring.  She nursed her Pinot Noir...

CRPA v LASD Blog

CRPA v LASD

Last week the CRPA and the Law Offices of Michele and Associates decided enough was enough.     In Justice Kavanaugh’s concurring opinion in NYSRPA v Bruen he opined that while CCW permits are allowable under the Bruen rationale, excessive fees and wait times are not.  He specifically admonished the State that the bureaucratic nature of government is...

Á mes amis en France, merci!

Á mes amis en France, merci!

Á mes amis en France, merci!     On Sunday the 12th of October something seismic happened.     These things do happen from time to time, but you have to look for them.  Sometimes they are immediately apparent; sometimes, upon reflection, we can see that a particular event was an inflection point.     Back during President Trump’s first presidential campaign… (the one...

Duncan Finally!!!

We finally got a decision.     We have been waiting for months… well, really years… for Judge Roger T. Benitez to release his opinion in Duncan v Bonta.     You may remember this originally as Duncan v Becerra.     California has Penal Code § 32310(c) and (d) that was amended by Proposition 63 which essentially made the mere possession of a...

Commonwealth v Donnell

“Bearing arms does not mean from your bathroom to your kitchen!”     That little missive was penned by Justice Clarence Thomas in a dissent to the granting of certiorari on a Second Amendment case a few years back.  The gravamen of the case centered around the question:  Does the Second Amendment provide protection for conduct outside the...

The Four Indictments

There are two potential antidotes to misinformation or disinformation: criminalization of speech or competitive speech.   We have officially adopted criminalization of speech, and have now broadened that concept to include criminalization of thought. This is not just a manifestation here in the States; we see it happening in Europe too.   Where China and the former Soviet Union...