From Time magazine's issue of January 10, 2011, on the newsstand now, a Briefing article written by Alex Altman on page 16.
All in a Year's Work
Yet, later in the article, Alex quotes:The Cuccinelli Doctrine comes with asterisks. He boasts of bucking the gun lobby when he affirmed George Mason's right to limit firearms on campus.
Observations:I am universally skeptical of the gathering and exercise of of government power.
- This assumes Alex means VCDL when he writes "the gun lobby"
- Why would the AG boast of what he's doing? Is Ken actually of proud of continuing what Bill Mims started?
- Why isn't the AG "skeptical" of GMU's exercise of of government power in limiting the RKBA on campus?
Who's the real Ken Cuccinelli?
Can there be any doubt?
Did you expect anything less from Judas Cuccinelli?
The Cooch is all about his political ambitions, not about right and wrong.
He thinks that he will be portrayed as being highly moral for putting his "duty" (defend GMU) above his "preference" (support gun rights).
What the article really says is that he is a conniving politician whose moral compass is completely screwed up.
This will anger gun owners far more than a typically open and honest gun grabber would. Judas Cooch is a traitor and in another era we would tar and feather the SOB!
Live Free or Die,
He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776
Typical BS. A government agency does not have rights, it has powers. Powers that are delegated to the government by the people. And those powers cannot remove or infringe on the rights of the people. One of those rights of the people is the right to keep and bear arms, a right so important that the people chose to put it in both the US Constitution as well as that of our Commonwealth.The Cuccinelli Doctrine comes with asterisks. He boasts of bucking the gun lobby when he affirmed George Mason's right to limit firearms on campus.
Whoa! whoa! whoa!
Never, never, ever accept anything Time says at face value. Never.
1) They are notorious for distortion. The list of people who've reported deliberate distortions by Time is long. Also, people familiar with various issues--meaning they know enough about the picture surrounding a given issue to spot Time's distortions--have come forward across the years to straighten things out.
2) This Time report tends to drive a wedge between the VA AG and gun owners. This is the sort of thing that would need to be double-verified before being accepted.
All it would take is for Cuccinelli to have reported the GMU business straightforwardly, then Time distorts it into a boast. Suddenly, gun owners are at the AG's throat--to the gleeful satisfaction of Time.
People who have first-hand knowledge about Time's penchant for distortion over the years put Time in same category as the National Enquirer.
Last edited by Citizen; 01-08-2011 at 03:05 PM.
- Was the interview in person or over the phone?
- Was the interview recorded?
- If the AG claims he was misquoted, can he prove it?
- Did Ken also record the interview?
Regarding a Leftist-controlled mag like Time, either decline to be interviewed, or be very careful and independently record the interview for veracity, just in case it comes down to He Said - He said.
In a controversy involving Time, I would throw the burden of proof onto Time, given that publication's track record. Can Time prove it? If not, disregard it. No, really. I mean that. Creating or cementing unnecessary disharmony between the AG and gun owners is too important to avoid.
I don't like the AG's stance about GMU, and some of his other positions, but the fact remains he was pro-self-defense and effective (not just lip-service) in the General Assembly. Caution when dealing with him after the GMU brief is different than being upset over something a totally unreliable third party said, and then gun owners burning the AG in effigy, possibly turning a somewhat-ally into an enemy or complete non-supporter of self-defense rights.
We already know to be cautious with the AG because of the GMU brief. So, the "boast" angle of Time's report, without proof from Time, should be ignored.
Think about it for a moment, too. Why would Time even bother to report it as a boast? Were the other elements of his record reported as boasts?
Last edited by Citizen; 01-08-2011 at 04:22 PM.
BUT, because of the article and other recent actions by his Assistant AG's, I'm going to see if I can get a pre-lobby day interview with him.
It's no secret that I like Ken personally and that O.V. N. endorsed him during the election while deliberately NOT endorsing McDonnell. These questions need to be answered though.
Yep, Time has by no means earned the benefit of the doubt, but rather has earned extensive doubt...The Cuccinelli Doctrine comes with asterisks. He boasts of bucking the gun lobby when he affirmed George Mason's right to limit firearms on campus.
Quite simple note to the author: "Cite please..."
It's a sad state of affairs when an internet forum like OCDO has higher reporting standards than a nearly ninety year-old national "news" magazine.
Before even reading past the first post it occured to me that Time was perhaps attemting to stoke the fires of dischord between the AG and gun owners. Have I been satisfied with the AG in suits like that of GMU? No, but I'm not willing to take the report of a filthy rag such as Time magazine to allow further distrust.
Too soon to tell, but he's gotten a pass from gun owners (and others) way too many times, IMNSHO.
I'm not thrilled with his stance on women's reproductive rights.
And, I'm not thrilled with the report that he covered the bare breast on the state seal (if that report is even true--I only know of it from the Time website.)
But, I know very little about him outside of the VCDL information pipeline.
What other reversals, and general politician-type behavoir can you tell us about?
Last edited by Citizen; 01-08-2011 at 11:43 PM.
I've yet to discover the "perfect politician" who is a mirror image of myself - so I'll take the best of the lot and hopefully the citizens will have a positive sway on his or her positions. They each have 2, 4, or 6 years before they can be replaced, and that should probably happen more than it does.
Time is the equivalent of CNN in print. They seem to orbit around each other in stories and how they deliver such stories. When trying to find the truth on an issue, get it from either Time or CNN (even MSNBC at this rate), and invert it.
Let's put out the torches for now. It is hard to find anyone that you will agree with 100% of the time, but I am not going to use Time as the gold standard for news at any rate. The cover is red for a reason.
If I'm going to protest Cantor for simply refusing to move a fundraiser so that I can attend, why on the gods' green planet would I not protest Cuccinelli for way more egregious violations to gun owners?
I would be very interested to see the AG's response to inquiries about exactly what he said, and then present that to the reporter if it differs greatly.
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Believe it or not, I used to have a subscription for Time ! But I was young then, and little aware of media bias. I know when I stopped my subscription: late 1976. Ironically, I kept may last issue and still have it. It was from Jan 1977, and the feature stories were Carter's inauguration and the threat of "Global Cooling". (I kid you not !) It looks as though Time hasn't changed much.......
He said he will be able to explain more when the gmu case is over and he
called the reporters word choice of "boast" a load of b.s.
and.. before you ask.. I am glad he responded to me.. he didn't have to.
I am not going to get into a back-and-forth with him via text on
challenges and questions.. I will wait and see what he has to say.
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He's already said he wasn't going to talk about the GMU case (Months ago) but he should talk about the interview.
He does have a couple Assistant AG's that need a gag. That's another matter.
I'm rooting for his Obamacare case to be upheld because that should knock a chunk out of the Interstate Commerce clause that keeps coming back to bite us.
I'll see if I can get him to comment next week.
You have to think through on these things a little bit.
Its not like Cuccinelli has ever sent out mailings with content tagging him literally as a Latter Day Klansman. We all know that.
However, we do know Tess' position on several issues, and we know Cuccinelli's positions. I have seen his literature; I can see how Tess would call some of his literature "hate." Its called hyperbole. Truthfully, while not literally "hate", the word "intolerant" would not be far off the mark.
I won't more than mention that Cuccinelli seems willing to force his religious views and derivatives therefrom on others.
Anyway, you gotta think through on these things just a little bit sometimes.