Who’s out of touch now?

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on January 6, 2011

President George H.W. Bush was famously portrayed by the media as out of touch when he expressed wonder at a supermarket scanner. The truth of that case is that the technology he was wowed by was an advanced scanner that could read a barcode even after it had been mangled.

Today we get an assessment from President Obama on what “relatively modest pay” is:

Perhaps it was the long flight back from Hawaii. But President Obama's first full day back on the job suggested a slight case of tone deafness.

In bidding a sort-of farewell to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, he noted the "relatively modest pay" for which Gibbs has labored.

In fact, he earns $172,200 in a nation where the average family income hovers around $55,000, unemployment is high, record foreclosures persist and wages for most folks are at best stagnant.

You know, that’s a pretty narrow band there from $172,200 being “relatively modest” to $200,000 being “rich” (for a single-income earner). Apparently those making as little as $140,000 are “dirt poor.”


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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