Here Comes Biden

August 25th, 2015

It's been reasonable to suspect he'll run for the Presidency, and that now appears to be confirmed.  He's run twice before.  This time, he's been Vice President for 8 years.

If he does, Clinton is done.  Biden doesn't have any major scandals or suspicion to overcome. He's been in politics for nearly four decades, and everybody knows him.  He's got the lock on New England and he'll sweep the labor unions.  He's safe, charismatic, and connected.  He doesn't even really have to campaign for it.

Clinton will fall by the wayside.  Bernie Sanders isn't going to happen.  The party is going …

Joe Biden on Self Defense

February 20th, 2013

Joe Biden gave us this sage advice on self-defense while doing a talk for Parents magazine:

We live in an area that's wooded and secluded. I said, Jill [his wife], if there's ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here … put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you whoever's coming in is not gonna…

He trailed off after that and rambled that the AR-15 was more difficult to aim and use. He closed by imploring the audience in hushed tones to "buy a shotgun."

OK, let's round up the number of things wrong with that statement.

Yo Joe!

February 9th, 2013

So I'm having a little trouble following Joe Biden's logic. He's the President's point man on gun control legislation, and he's the author of the original Assault Weapons Ban. He should at least stick to the program when he's talking to his own base, but he let this chestnut slip on Thursday:

Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down.

Well Joe, I already know that. So why are you wasting our time with this?

The Big Stupid, Part II

September 7th, 2012

I would think the Democrats are smart enough to leave gun control alone by now. I'd think that, but apparently, I'd be wrong. They released their 2012 platform [pdf] today, and it includes this happy little chestnut:

We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile,