Did gun rights “snooker” Democrats?

Via Weasel Zippers

Via Washington Times:

A prominent gun-rights advocate claims his group’s staff was in the room during the drafting of the recently unveiled proposal to expand gun-purchase background checks and said that “we snookered the other side — they haven’t figured it out yet.”

Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, made the remarks at a speech in Portland, Ore., on Friday, according to video captured by the group Daylight Disinfectant.

Mr. Gottlieb said that despite claims to the contrary, the amendment that would expand checks to sales online and at gun shows is “not registration” and went on to list a host of gun-rights protections in the measure, such as allowing interstate handgun sales for dealers and protections for veterans, for example.

“It’s a Christmas tree,” Mr. Gottlieb said. “We just hung a million ornaments on it.”

“We’re taking the background check and making it a pro-gun bill,” he added. “Unfortunately, some of my colleagues haven’t quite figured it out yet because they weren’t sitting in the room writing it,” he continued. “My staff was. I’ll be perfectly candid about it. This will probably break on Monday in the Wall Street Journal.”

Well, we shall see. Maybe the GOP has finally outwitted the Democrats, for once. But, why announce it? why start crowing about is already? 

 

Shooting at Oregon mall, two dead

Just saw this at The Other McCain

There are reportedly at least two people dead — including the shooter — after a gunman opened fire at Clackamas Town Center Mall near Portland.

UPDATE: The Oregonian reports:

The Clackamas Town Center shooter has been “neutralized,” a spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed shortly before 5 p.m. [Pacific Time]
Lt. James Rhodes, a sheriff’s office spokesman, declined to say whether “neutralized” meant a suspect was dead, immobilized or in custody. Unconfirmed reports suggested that the assailant may have taken his own life after shooting multiple people at the mall. Two are confirmed dead with more injured.

US News is reporting the shooter is dead

Updated at 8:41 p.m. ET: A shooting at a mall in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday afternoon left three people dead, including the gunman, and at least one other person injured, police said.

Lt. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the gunman shot two people to death and also died, but he did not say how the gunman died. Rhodes said another person was wounded and sent to a hospital.

Check back for updates

UPDATE! The left is already screaming for more gun laws, which is typical. Another brilliant Leftist idea the “gun-free zones” did nothing to stop this maniac Via The Other McCain on Twitter

The sheriff’s department is apparently waiting to name the gunman and, without a name, it is impossible to know the motive except (speculatively) he was a homocidal psychotic. A local resident informs me via Twitter that the mall is officially a “gun-free zone,” with signs at every entrance declaring “Firearms Prohibited.”

Homicidal psychotics aren’t real big on obeying signs like that.

Oregon law also prohibits carrying a gun within 1,ooo feet of  a school. there is a preschool in that mall

Things not to say an a TV interview

Well, I am sure there are many things you should avoid saying during an interview with a news reporter. And, I would bet that saying the vacuum cleaner man has seen your tits is at or near the top of that list. But, before you feel badly for this woman, just think how badly scarred the vacuum cleaner dude must be!

 

Sadly, it has come to this, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are Now RAAAAACIST!

I tell y’all, every time I think the Left has reached the bottom of the race baiting barrel, they find a new bottom! H/T Lonely Conservative

Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches racist? A bizarre question, to say the least, but one that at least one school administrator is asking out in Portland, Oregon. Verenice Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, seems to believe that there are racial connotations associated with the common lunch-time meal.

According to Gutierrez, using the example of a peanut butter sandwich in classroom lessons is technically a problematic and discriminatory move — one that was made by a teacher in her building last school year. While such a notion may bring out laughs among those who find it absurd, the principal explains her logic.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?,” she said. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

ARRGGGH! How did this dunce get to be in charge of anything? But, it gets more inane

Portland Public Schools is in the process of integrating “Courageous Conversations,” an equity training that has been coming in phases over the past few years. The Portland Tribune explainsthe district’s intentions, in detail:

Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.

My head might explode if I go on, but, I will risk it this is where these idiots, like this principal, get their wacky ideas

The Tribune has more about the principal and the district‘s program that she’s seeking to utilize in the school:

Like many if not all of PPS’ leaders, Gutierrez has gone through California-based consultant Glenn Singleton’s “Coaching for Educational Equity,” a weeklong seminar on race and how it affects life; she’s also become an “affiliate,” certified to teach the equity curriculum; and she serves on the district’s administrative committee to address systematic racism, a group that meets every other week.

“Our focus school and our Superintendent’s mandate that we improve education for students of color, particularly Black and Brown boys, will provide us with many opportunities to use the protocols of Courageous Conversations in data teams, team meetings, staff meetings, and conversations amongst one another,” Guitierrez’ letter to staff reads.

Good God! Where is common sense? Does anyone still have it? This is the end result of dumbing everything down. You end up with nothing but dummies! This is what the Left has done to us folks. Now we have to teach students according to their skin color? Talk about a racist theory? That is flat out racist!

Another guy named Muhammed arested for planning terror atack!

Man, what a coincidence!

Clueless lefties to once again yell “entrapment” in 3… 2… 1…:

Baltimore (CNN) — Authorities in Maryland arrested a Baltimore man Wednesday on suspicion of plotting to bomb a military recruiting station, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The man — described as a 21-year-old American who converted to Islam — is upset that the military continues to kill Muslims, according to information pieced together from one government and two law enforcement sources. His name and residence were not immediately made available.

Marcia Murphy with the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore said the suspect was arrested in the morning hours “in connection with a scheme to attack an armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland, with what he believed to be a vehicle bomb.”

This guy’s name is Muhammed Hussain. The Portland Oregon would-be bomber who was arrested last month had it goin’ on twice: Mohamed Mohamud.

And like all trash, he should be taken out

Ok, so, we have found yet another “peaceful” Muslim who wanted desperately to slaughter Americans. This time in Portland, Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore.(MSNBC) — The Somali-born university student met with an undercover FBI agent in August at a Portland hotel and told him he had found the perfect location for a terrorist attack: the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud told the agent that he had dreamed of carrying out an attack for years, and the city’s Pioneer Courthouse Square would be packed with thousands, “a huge mass that will … be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays,” according to an affidavit.

On Friday, Mohamud parked what he thought was a bomb-laden van near the ceremony and then went to a nearby train station, where he dialed a cell phone that he believed would detonate the vehicle. Instead, federal authorities moved in and arrested him. No one was hurt.

The case is the latest in a string of alleged terrorist plots by U.S. citizens or residents, including one at Times Square in which a Pakistan-born man pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to set off a car bomb at a busy street corner.

OK, am I the only one that thinks that this swine should be shot in the head at our earliest convenience? As soon as we can determine where he was radicalized, and when, and once every bit of useful information has been gotten from him, let us be rid of him.

BTW, it must be noted that it seems the one that alerted authorities to this Jihadi-wannabe is Muslim. God bless them for fighting terrorism!

FBI agents say they began investigating after receiving a tip from an unidentified person who expressed concern about Mohamud. The Washington Post reported that the tip came from a member of the Muslim community.

Lots more on this story at the following blogs

Bluegrass Pundit has an ironic twist about how Portland, the target of this swine, had no use for the FBI five years ao

Portland, Oregon voters need to wake up and clean house of the left-wing leaders they have given control of their city too. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that their leaders wouldn’t allow local police to cooperate with has saved possibly hundreds of their lives.
The Washington Examiner reported: 

In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration’s conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland. Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force — because Barack Obama is in the White House.

Reading the FBI affidavit describing Islamist terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s plan to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square is a chilling experience. Mohamud, a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen who attended Oregon State University, told undercover FBI agents he dreamed of performing acts of jihad in which hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Americans would die. “Do you remember when 9/11 happened when those people were jumping from skyscrapers?” Mohamud asked the agents, according to the affidavit. “I thought that was awesome.” 

 

 Carol, of The Closet points out just how morally, and intellectually bankrupt lefties like Glenn Greenwald are. Somehow it is ALWAYS America’s fault!

The FBI is obviously quite pleased with itself over its arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-American, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who — with months of encouragement, support and money from the FBI’s own undercover agents — allegedly attempted to detonate a bomb at a crowded Christmas event in Portland, Oregon. 

 

Yes, at this point Greenwald is knee-deep in the Pit of Stupidity, BUT, fear not, he has his shovel digging deeper! 

Greenwald should have stopped writing before he showed his hand.  In Greenwald’s estimation it doesn’t really matter if Mohamed Osman Mohamud would have plotted to kill 25,000 Americans at a tree lightening service without the FBI’s encouragement.  Had Mohamud planned and carried it all on his own it would still be America’s fault:

We hear the same exact thing over and over and over from accused Terrorists — that they are attempting to carry about plots in retaliation for past and ongoing American violence against Muslim civilians and to deter such future acts. Here we find one of the great mysteries in American political culture: that the U.S. Government dispatches its military all over the world — invading, occupying, and bombing multiple Muslim countries — torturing them, imprisoning them without charges, shooting them up at checkpoints, sending remote-controlled drones to explode their homes, imposing sanctions that starve hundreds of thousands of children to death — and Americans are then baffled when some Muslims — an amazingly small percentage — harbor anger and vengeance at them and want to return the violence. And here we also find the greatest myth in American political discourse: that engaging in all of that military aggression somehow constitutes Staying Safe and combating Terrorism — rather than doing more than any single other cause to provoke, sustain and fuel Terrorism.

Excuse me, Glenn, has abandoned the shovel, and rented a backho, so he can dig even faster! And Glenn, Doug Powers would like to remind you that YES, even useful idiots like you are targets of the terrorists fools like you bend over backwards to excuse!

A US Attorney reminds progressives that they are not off-limits:

“This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans,” Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in a statement.

Some of the liberals in Portland are described as deeply concerned at the potential carbon footprint this bomb would have left.

Gateway Pundit reports on “arson” at the mosque frequented by the little Jihadi. Two bets from me. First the Left will show more outrage over this “hate crime” than over the planned terror attack. Second, what are the odds that this “arson” was staged?

Michelle notes sort of a pattern among all these terrorists HMMMMM

If it’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, it’s just another day in the life of a true believer in violent jihad.

Yes: Violent jihad. Two words the current occupant of the White House won’t say together and about which he remains in stubborn denial.

Violent jihad. A fundamental tenet of legions and legions of Muslims worldwide — and untold numbers of homegrown and immigrant practitioners of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage here on American soil.

Be sure to read all of Michelle’s post, it is well worth your time.