So they call Trump Hitler but want him to take away guns

  • Liberal media sponsoring kangaroo courts
  • Child-like solutions
  • Incredible historic and topical ignorance but with histrionics to make more gun control “unarguable”
  • What other age restrictions should we put on snowflakes? Do their peers really want them speaking for them?

Here are a group of posts from various sources with various sub-themes that we find compelling even if we do not agree with every nuance

7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them

Amazing New Breakthrough To Reduce Mass Shootings! 

Thanks to our Second Amendment, the United States has fewer mass shootings per capita than many other developed countries, including Norway, France, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. (And 98 percent of our mass shootings occur in “gun-free zones.”)

But imagine if we could cut our mass shootings in half?

There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent — 16 — were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act.

School Shootings Demand Deep Study, Not Faux Solutions 

Why the Democrats Just Lost the House and Senate 

Well, if the Second Amendment community was “fat and happy” on Tuesday, they aren’t complaisant any more. All night after the shooting, Americans logged in to Gun Owners of America to give us money — money we will use to, once again, make sure that not one word of gun control is signed into law.

They understand that, while Joe Donnelly, Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Jon Tester, Claire McCaskill, Angus King, Sharrod Broun, Tammi Baldwin, Bill Nelson, and Bob Casey have given lip-service to the Second Amendment, they would elect a Schumer/Pelosi leadership team that would make a ban on guns in 20,000,000 American households their key objective.

Given this reality, there is only one thing that could stand in the way of the Democrats’ demise: Republicans.

The Senate GOP is reportedly holding secret meetings about how it could become “the party that finally delivers gun control, after Obama’s eight-year failure to do so.” GOP Whip John Cornyn’s “Fix NICS” bill would shovel millions of new Americans into the FBI’s “gun ban list.”

School Shootings Aren’t Due To Toxic Masculinity, But A Lack Of Masculinity

Any discussion of the mass shooting crisis must include the cultural rot of masculinity. The problem is not with men, but with a culture that allows boys to remain boys well into adulthood.

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Road Trip!

Students all over the country are saving their lunch money and chartering buses for trips to Washington DC.

Oops! I mean, established anti-gun groups, funded by George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, and others are chartering buses. They intend to take impressionable young students on a road trip. They will have those students parrot the words that previously have proven ineffective in convincing lawmakers to ban certain types of weapons.

These students will be fed, led to a rally, and fawned over by a sympathetic media. A few of the most articulate will be preened and allowed to preach to a cheering crowd. Since the audience knows little about the Constitution, and nothing about weapons, they will applaud even the most ridiculous statements.

If by some chance they could convince lawmakers to ban possession of firearms like in Austrailia, I have a simple question. What are you going to do about me?

Me, a life-long QC resident, involved in the community, known by 100s of people. A veteran, I’ve already written that blank check to defend the Constitution. I will never surrender any weapon I currently own. I will never surrender even a single high-capacity magazine.

So, society, I pose this question: Are you ready to incarcerate me? Kill me? Who are you going to send knocking on my door?

In the words of Charlton Heston, “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.”

Of course, I’m the only person in the country like that.

Eugene Mattecheck Jr.

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Iowa GOP Central Committee unfairly chides Cruz

• Cruz’s position is about protecting the family pocketbook, sustainable energy independence, for the greater good – protecting one industry from doing a number on another  

• Cruz’s position more in tune with Iowa Republican platform – see planks

• Shouldn’t the RPI letter (see below) be to Trump et al to meet with Cruz so at least someone can represent the RPI platform as opposed to the Central Committee’s ethanol shadow platform (and then we can all move on)

• Grassley should call for an end to indefinite “holds” for all  — or is it that Senatorial privilege is more important than the peoples’ business

• More people including Iowans (as reflected in the RPI Platform) object to the pinch of ethanol mandates and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFI), the real issue

Here is the latest as to what is going on.  See our previous post for more background. The Chairman of the RPI – Jeff Kaufmann – issued the following statement yesterday in conjunction with a letter from the RPI State Central Committee (CC). The actual vote on the measure is unknown at this writing although we would not be surprised if it were unanimous due to pressure.  We will be happy to list exceptions. That letter is embedded below.  The RPI website has also emblazoned on its home page a petition to #FreeNorthey!

For the record, Bill Northey may have deserved a quicker confirmation vote .  But who is more to blame than those opposed to a sit down to look for an RFS compromise whern the existing policy harms other industry (and people)?  If Cruz did not release a hold subsequent to that, then complain.   We might as well.

The Kaufmann statement  threat:

“Senator Cruz has entertained this political position for too far long, and it’s becoming increasingly harmful to both Iowans and our agricultural industry at large,” said Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “Iowa is lucky to have received Secretary Northey’s leadership, but the nation’s agriculture industry is ready to benefit from his vision. I highly encourage Senator Cruz to get back to doing what he does best – promoting the conservative agenda – particularly if he is to remain in good standing with Iowa conservatives should he return here in future endeavors.”

The Central Committee letter (as viewed on Quad City Times  website)

Here are some earlier news reports providing more objectivity than the RPI- CC can muster.  They fall short of mentioning that Cruz’s objection to mandates is better in tune with the Iowa Republican Platform.  For more extensive information see our post. We note that Cruz’s wining of the Iowa Caucuses with a position opposing mandates is not mentioned in the RPI letter.  All below are Cedar Rapids Gazette stories:

Ted Cruz confirms his hold on Northey nomination

Texas senator confirms hold on Northey nomination to federal ag post 

Northey federal nomination caught between oil, ethanol interests

Parts of the RPI /Kaufmann letter are just offensive. Referring to Cruz’s position as personal or political when the letter he signed is in support of a particular person with particular political position Cruz feels is harmful to what is good for the energy industry, (isn’t the ethanol industry now advocated as part of the energy industry?) and more sustainable energy independence (corn ethanol is not) is pathetic.  This statement by Chairman Kaufmann“I highly encourage Senator Cruz to get back to doing what he does best – promoting the conservative agenda – to be honest should read, except when it comes to ethanol mandates and the RFS.  The Republican Party of Iowa platform on relevant matters is as follows. Reading it we find that Cruz by all implications is more in tune with conservatives everywhere and Iowa Republican thought.  Bold emphasis ours.

Property

We support legislation requiring all regulations by all government agencies (e.g. EPA, Dept. of Ag, Dept. of Interior, etc.) relating to private property and the public good receive congressional authorization prior to their implementation.

National Sovereignty & Defense

8    We oppose the United Nations’ Agenda 21 plan, which restricts or destroys the property rights of Americans under the guise of environmentalist initiatives. (ed. note: property rights presumably includes the pocketbook)

Commerce

1    We oppose government distortion of the free market through subsidies and bailouts.
2   We believe energy independence must be the goal of our public policy at both the National and State level.
3   We oppose all mandates associated with alleged global warming, or climate control.

Government
4   We support lowering taxes and reducing the size, scope and scale of government – toward this end, we advocate a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We also support a systematic reduction of the national debt.

14    We support the elimination of the following abusive and unconstitutional federal agencies: the IRS, the EPA, the ATF, the TSA, the BLM, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Education.


R Mall

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Now you can get inoculated against the disease of anti-progressive thought!

“Researchers at Cambridge last year found that briefly exposing people to tactics used by fake news producers can act as a “psychological vaccine” against bogus anti-science campaigns.”

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Halellulia!! We are saved!

directed at progressives

A “psychological vaccine” is apparently being developed by which people (especially young people) will be able to immediately recognize when they are being “exposed” to “fake news”… some of the worst of such purveyors would be those who peddle “anti-science campaigns”.

Ah, then the question becomes “who will determine which ‘campaigns’ are spreading such stuff as ‘anti-science’ views so that people will know to ignore and dismiss them?”

Well, let’s see. How about those “campaigns” that suggest that the so-called ‘climate change science’ is not so “settled” after all? (see references @ * below).  Is it possible that the same elite intellectuals who design the defenses against “fake news” is of the same ‘superior class’ who have told us that this ‘science’ topic is no longer debatable?

Or, how about challenges to the current avant grade ‘scientific’ theories of “gender’ being nothing more than a state ‘assigned at birth’, presumably by ignorant parents? Fake news? It is if you have fully bought into the LGBGTQ “movement”!

Maybe solid evidence of mistaken ‘scientific’ verification that human life doesn’t begin at birth and that a fetus is simply discardable tissue…like a wart… is deemed “fake news”?

Say ‘goodbye’ to”Grand Theft Auto” kids . . . you’re about to become experts on what information you must disregard!      DLH

Play ‘fake news tycoon’ to combat misinformation

London (AFP) – Trolling, impersonating, demonising: these are just some of the behaviours encouraged in a new online game launching Tuesday in which young players become “fake news tycoons” — to counter growing misinformation.

Researchers at Cambridge University have teamed up with a Dutch media collective to develop an English version of the game aimed at inoculating people against the spread of so-called fake news.

The exercise encourages participants, who are tasked with building audiences for their imaginary fake news sites, to stoke fear, anger and mistrust by simulating the manipulation of online content.

In the game they choose polarising falsehoods to publish, cultivate an army of Twitter bots, fabricate evidence, and propagate dubious articles and conspiracy theories.

“If you know what it is like to walk in the shoes of someone who is actively trying to deceive you, it should increase your ability to spot and resist the techniques of deceit,” said Sander Van Der Linden, director of the university’s Social Decision-Making Lab.

“We want to help grow ‘mental antibodies’ that can provide some immunity against the rapid spread of misinformation,” she added.

The psychological theory behind the effort is called “inoculation”.

Researchers at Cambridge last year found that briefly exposing people to tactics used by fake news producers can act as a “psychological vaccine” against bogus anti-science campaigns.

A pilot study conducted with teenagers in a Dutch high school used an early paper-and-pen trial of the online game, and showed the perceived “reliability” of fake news to be diminished in teens that played compared to a control group.

“A biological vaccine administers a small dose of the disease to build immunity,” said Van Der Linden.

“Similarly, inoculation theory suggests that exposure to a weak or demystified version of an argument makes it easier to refute when confronted with more persuasive claims.”

The game, based in part on existing studies of online disinformation, takes its cues from actual conspiracy theories about organisations such as the United Nations, and about issues such as vaccines.

It is set to be translated for countries such as Ukraine, where disinformation campaigns are particularly rife


*If there is any sincere effort at objectivity and regard for scientific methodology they would offer “climate change”  as the sine qua non of  group think trolling, corruption, impersonating the truth, demonizing . . .

Global Warming Zealotry: A case study in groupthink  

NOAA caught “cooking the books” again, this time by erasing a record cold snap  

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Foreign countries to indict US operatives for election interference

  • Revelations!! —  Russians sow discord . . . use propaganda . . . Pope Catholic*
  • Mueller CYA / PR strategy – show all the money is well-spent – indict a ham sandwich
  • Still nothing as regards Trump — give it up Mueller you Democrat Deep State operative Torquemada bastard
  • Why do US based actions aimed at other countries not rise to indictable offenses using Mueller’s or other countries’ standards?
  • How many parts of the indictment would likely survive judicial review under actual election law grounded in the First Amendment?

We think the latter two bullet points are worthy of serious analysis, the others obvious.  We suspect the analysis of the techniques, actual money spent and impact would show a grand case of hypocrisy by those “SHOCKED” by news that Russians try to interfere in other countries affairs . . . as if US operatives don’t. Further the Mueller indictments were “easy”  — name some foreboding violations by foreigners but with realizations that the perps will never be brought to trial. If they were, the trial platform (including surrounding PR)  would be highly embarrassing.    R Mall

Related reading from Patriot Post:

The Russian Destabilizing Campaign

On Friday, news broke that Robert Mueller’s special investigation had indicted 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for having engaged in efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. In his announcement, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explained, “The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.” Rosenstein also pointed out that no Americans were being indicted, saying, “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity.” He added, “There is no allegation in the indictment that the charge conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.” However, Rosenstein did note that the investigation remains ongoing.

The indictment states in part, “Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.” The Russians sought to prop up the candidates who initially looked like outliers, such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, while they worked to spread negative information against Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Clearly, the Russians were not allied to any one political party or platform; instead, they sought to sow as much discord within the American political election process as possible. This conclusion is emphasized by post-election activity, when Russian agents engaged in organized efforts to both defend and attack Trump’s presidency. It was a political destabilization campaign that harkens back to Cold War-era espionage. And it serves as a reminder that Russian leadership is just as committed to weakening the U.S. as it ever has been.

Russia is “our number one geopolitical foe,” Mitt Romney said in 2012, to the mockery of Barack Obama and Democrats everywhere. Romney was right.

Following the news, Trump tweeted, “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their a—s off in Moscow. Get smart America!” Trump is right.

Deliberately muddying the message, The Washington Post responded to the news by suggesting that it was Trump who has egg on his face with a story entitled “Trump’s Russia ‘hoax’ turns out to be real.” The piece then spins the Mueller indictment and accuses Trump of being wrong for calling the Russiagate investigation a “witch-hunt” and a “hoax” because Russia did seek to interfere. But the Post obscures the fact that what Trump called a hoax was the Demo/MSM narrative that his campaign supposedly colluded with Russia — a narrative Mueller’s indictment appears to undermine.

It’s interesting to note the immense weight Democrats and the Leftmedia are willing to attribute to 13 Russians in their ability to influence the outcome of an election, while at the same time downplaying as completely inconsequential the impact that millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S. have on our elections. Which party is it that time and again rejects common-sense election fraud protections such as voter ID?


*the Pope Catholic thing used to be a tautology,  or a statement of the obvious — not so much as regards the current Pope, in our humble opinion it seems debatable.  More later

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When a facsimile won’t do

Its to laugh . . .   thanks to RD

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NOT CONFIRMED – but blockbuster if true

Via Gateway Pundit — Not posted on Drudge  (a more selective news aggregator so caution)  Bold emphasis ours.

REPORT: Andrew McCabe Altered Peter Strzok’s 302 Notes on General Flynn interview – Then Destroyed Evidence

This comes after Byron York reported that former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Flynn did not lie under oath.

Then Flynn was indicted by the Mueller witch hunt months later for lying.
What changed?

According to Cernovich Andrew McCabe altered Strzok’s 302 reports — then destroyed the evidence.

Via Mike Cernovich:

Huge scoop. Like my other big stories (Susan Rice, security clearances, Conyers) will take media a long time to confirm.

You know how Peter Strzok’s system didn’t back up.

You know why?

McCabe altered his 302 of the Flynn interview, and deleted all history of revisions.

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

The IG knows McCabe changed Peter Strzok 302 / notes with General Flynn.

Yet issuing a report to this effect would call thousands of FBI investigations into question.

It’s full on freak-out mode, as no one know how to spin this.

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

Who is Judge Emmett Sullivan?

*This* is Judge Sullivan:

“A federal judge took the extraordinary step of naming a special prosecutor to investigate whether the government lawyers should themselves be prosecuted for criminal wrongdoing.”https://t.co/sf4iN6BC5Z

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

How corrupt is Obama’s DOJ?

They cleared the prosecutors who framed an innocent man.https://t.co/CXfTyj4Zuo

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

“The 500-page report by investigator Henry F. Schuelke III shook the legal community, as law professors described it as a milestone in the history of prosecutorial misconduct.”

This was Obama’s Department of Justice.

This is who framed General Flynn.https://t.co/rgC5ONRFVT

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 19, 2018

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A first in second

Congratulations to Mr. Wallace and our wishes for a successful career; and he made history without announcing that he wouldn’t accept an invitation to the White House if offered by President Trump

AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER  MAKES HISTORY AT DAYTONA 500

(Sporting News excerpts)

After 60 years of the Daytona 500, the iconic No. 3 and No. 43 cars finished 1-2 in the Great American Race, bringing the rich history of the sport full circle.

Austin Dillon took Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s famed No. 3 back to victory lane with a last-lap pass Sunday, but the most surprising finish might have been Darrell Wallace Jr. in Richard Petty’s ride.  . . .

Wallace’s finish was the highest for a black driver since Wendell Scott was 13th in 1966. Before the race, Wallace received a telephone call from Hank Aaron and was wished good luck from Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

 “That makes you feel good. It definitely pulls on your heartstrings a little bit, just to know that you’re being watched by so many greats,”  . . .

 “So, I kind of get that little girl feeling in me, or little boy feeling, or whatever it is. But it was just a great day and a great week for our Click n’ Close team. The new Chevy Camaro ZL1 is in victory lane and the RCR alliance is one-two, so it’s pretty good. It’s good to see the No. 3 back in victory lane here in Daytona with the No. 43 at the top of the board as well.”

Wallace was making just his fifth career Cup Series start after taking over for Aric Almirola in Petty’s No. 43 Chevrolet. The race team transitioned from Ford to Chevy this offseason and moved its race shop to Welcome, N.C. amid downsizing its team.

“Thank you to the King (Petty) for giving me this opportunity putting them second-place, putting Click N’ Close in second place,” Wallace said. “We know how much stress this team has been through in the last three or four months just trying to get this program together.”   . . .


DLH

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Celebrities who have issued public threats more specific than Nikolas Cruz

IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN!

Tragedies like that at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., can happen again!

Many are today calling for the FBI and other law enforcement authorities to start to seriously and promptly investigate instances of individuals who issue public threats and by their words or actions exhibit extreme mental instability.

And, more importantly perhaps, society cannot afford to ignore such potential dangers just because the individuals are ‘famous’ or pretend that they are only very clever, well-known ‘comedians’.

When a person, like Nikolas Cruz suggests a desire to do great harm to certain individuals or groups on a public forum like Facebook, we are hearing calls for law enforcement to immediately seek out the individual and, given the circumstances and seriousness of the threat, remove them temporarily from society until a mental evaluation is completed.

Just as important, this action must be taken even though the individual is a well-known and, in some parts of society, share views which are ‘generally popular’.

We are suggesting that to dismiss blatantly issued direct threats or implied threats by such people must not go un-investigated when the person clearly shows signs of serious mental health issues .

Where is the FBI in failing to consider the necessity for mental health evaluation for Kathie Griffin, Robert Deniro, and other such “celebrities”?

ARE THEIR THREATS TO BE DISREGARDED BECAUSE THEY CAN BE SEEN AS HIGHLY REGARDED MEMBERS OF A CERTAIN “RESPECTABLE” HATE MOVEMENT?

Each of these individuals have publicly issued direct threats, or strongly implied threats, to do bodily harm, even deadly assault, against the President of the United States!

Perhaps had Nikolas Cruz issued such fearfully irrational, and specific threats, instead of what some might interpret as lame attempts at grim humor, he would have been caught in time to prevent the awful carnage he wrought.       DLH    Note Mark Dice commentary below:

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WHEN WILL THE BELOVED LE BRON JAMES ANNOUNCE FOR 2020?

  • Laura Ingraham tells him to shut up and dribble —  OMG!
  • Does bleacher bum James really want to compete on her court?

– He’s got it all…a high school diploma (majored in basketball)

– Has un- and mis-informed opinions favorable to all liberal issues

– Avid supporter of Obama and Hillary

– Did we mention he is black? And that he may be the greatest NBA player of all time?

– He knows all about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner…more, in fact, than any grand juries or Justice Dept. investigations (but never say “don’t shoot” to LeBron…that’s how he makes a mighty fine living, though from a sorely oppressed race)

– He’s been on the cover of “Vogue” (with Tom Brady’s future wife in his arms ; one of only 2 males, neither black, Richard Gere and George Clooney, to be so honored…to appear on the cover; not with Tom Brady’s then-future wife)

– Race card? the Democrat Party’s go-to strategy? LeBron has a whole deck of race cards

– My bet is, Mr. James would accept Oprah as his running mate! How do you beat a ticket like that???

– Best of all, for the Democratic Party, media (but I repeat myself), Hollywood, most college kids, and a community that would send the likes of Maxine Waters to Congress to represent them, Le Bron doesn’t’ like Donald Trump!…or Laura Ingraham!

– Now, again, how do you beat a candidate like that?! (He’s even appeared with Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Z!!!!! And, he knows all about “Charlottesville”…”our youth deserve better”, The “King” has declared! (Apparently we need more ‘Rap” and hip hop inspiration!)

YOU GO, LE BRON!!!!!           DLH

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