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When you give up your freedoms, government gets the freedoms that you had. Rush Limbaugh said this in the midst of a discussion on global warming and the motivations of the global environmentalist movement.

NYC keeps the cannoli but drops the trans fats

New York’s biggest maker of fried dough shells for the classic Italian dessert reports that after four months of sometimes frustrating experimentation, cooks finally produced a trans-fat-free replacement that is just as crisp and delicious as the original.

As if by accident comes this USA Today headline, ‘Roadside bombs decline in Iraq.’ It is darn hard to find any good news coming out of Iraq even when they ‘report’ it.

Newspapers, reeling from slumping ads, slash jobs

Even for an industry awash in bad news, the newspaper business went through one of its most severe retrenchments in recent memory last week. Half a dozen newspapers said they would slash payrolls, one said it would outsource all its printing, and Tribune Co., one of the biggest publishers in the country, said it might sell its iconic headquarters tower in Chicago and the building that houses the Los Angeles Times.

2nd Amendment Survives, By One Vote

Do you want to know what freedom hanging by a thread looks like? That would be the SCOTUS decision to overturn the gun ban in Washington D.C.. Finally, we have a Supreme Court decision to lay the Brady bunch to rest, even though they don’t intend to rest. Ted Nugent has a good piece on this, part of which is his . . .

disbelief that there are four “justices” on the “supreme” court that do not believe Americans have individual rights.

The Court upholds your ‘right’ to own a firearm. They had no problem constitutionally, with laws that would serve to put certain restrictions as to the type of weapon and places that it may not be carried. They recognized however, by a 5/4 decision, that there can be no law that flatly prohibits a law-abiding citizen to ‘keep’ and ‘bear’ arms for lawful purposes like protection and sporting.

For supporters of this decision, don’t let this victory go to your head. The people wishing to take your weapons away or keep you from buying one are not going away simply because of this decision by the supremes. That’s good news for lawyers. Bad news for everyone else. It means we need to stay alert to what they are up to, and stay active to stop them in their tracks. Politically speaking of course.

related links: DC Gun Ban Blown Away | Legal Concealed Weapon Saves The Day