today’s wedgiest

The framers didn’t envision women or black people voting.
But here we are.

Ye Olde Twytter


  1. DougM (flawed)
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 10:53 am |

  2. Daemon
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm |

    I expect congressional security details will be up-arming. The two officers had to engage the shooter with pistols from about 100 feet. “Not a fair fight”, as a police spokesman put it.

    While flipping channels, I came across the CBS team suggesting a highly charged partisan atmosphere was to blame. Ya think? It’s past time for the media to examine their role in creating that atmosphere. But that won’t happen. They’ll probably try to blame it on Trump and his “heated rhetoric”.

  3. Buzz
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm |

    That whole “heated rhetoric” bullshit annoys the hell out of me.
    Soros and his paid goons were the violent tinder at anything resembling Trump or Republican events.
    8 years of law unenforcement and hating America were enough for most Americans, so they jumped for the candidate that pretended he was with them.
    I wasn’t a Trump supporter, but it was pretty clear that Trump changing his party (and his money) from “D” to pretend “R” didn’t come without consequences from the entrenched communist Ds.

  4. Posted June 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm |

    I’m OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I paid like $700 for mine, where are these <$500 AR-15s?
    Heck, you can't even get a WASR-10 (Romanian AK) for less than $500 anymore.

    I demand he tell us where these AR-15s are!!!!!!!

  5. stoo
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm |

    Problem is, Continental Congress almost bought 100 Belton Flintlocks – a single load, multiround firearm – in 1777. They decided Belton wanted too much money.

    Here’s the correspondence between Belton and Congress.

  6. Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm |

    Veeshir – I’m with you … less than $500? Damn!

  7. Joe Bandmember ® ≠ "damn right I'm not equal to that" ™
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm |

    How is it that there was such piss poor security?

    Was there inside “help”?

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm |

    Was there inside “help”?
    I’d like to know how a no-name guy from Illinois knew there was a Republican Congressional practice at that little field, well outside of DC, so early in the morning.
    I thought I read a lot, but I didn’t see anything about it.
    One of those 90 out-of-work Dem staffers who left Chaffetz’s team in a huff?

  9. Buzz
    Posted June 15, 2017 at 3:49 am |

    How does $399 sound, Veeshir?

  10. accipiterNW
    Posted June 15, 2017 at 7:34 am |

    “Available for under $500″


    $500 dollars was a ton of money back then!
    We need federally subsidized AR-15 purchasing programs, basically a Second Amendment Care Act to help lower income prospective buyers.

  11. Posted June 15, 2017 at 7:40 am |

    Thanks Buzz, you learn something new every day.
    The sale must have ended, it was $475 when I clicked.
    Still under $500, I haven’t seen any scary black rifles for that cheap since before Obama.

  12. rickn8or
    Posted June 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm |

    I’m just gonna go with The Mistress of Snark’s take on this:

  13. Brad
    Posted June 15, 2017 at 10:19 pm |

    Check CDNN for black rifles at low price. They should have a pretty fair selection at or under 500. The market is glutted at this time.

  14. Posted June 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm |

    The framers of the Constitution wanted individuals to be able to purchase and own what the Continental Army was using: Top of the line military 1780′s assault rifles.

    Today’s Army uses M-4 rifles with burst fire selector switches, and belt-fed machineguns.

    These are the weapons protected by the second amendment. Not your daddy’s Rem-chester deer rifle.