………….but it helps! If Thomas Roberts had a lick of sense, he might be dangerous
Wow, just wow
Not to be outdone, here is Sally Kohn, possibly the most sincerely stupid person on earth
Remember when the infamous HBS bill in North Carolina was destroying tourism in North Carolina? The media fed us a steady diet of doom for North Carolina’s economy if they did not change their “bathroom bill”. Well, turns out that was not exactly accurate.
The media constantly beat the gong that HB2, the so-called Bathroom Bill, would really hurt North Carolina economically. You had Progressive states implementing “travel bans” on the government dime (yet refusing to say what the bathroom policies were in government buildings in their states). But, hey, what’s this!
(WRAL) North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced Monday that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2016 with a total of $22.9 billion, a 4.3 percent increase from 2015.
“Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina destinations last year,” Copeland said. “The money they spent supported 218,340 jobs and more than 45,000 businesses.”
Tourism industry-supported employment topped 218,000 jobs to set another record for the state.
Oh the pathetic state of the news faking media. What they cannot grasp is this. Most Americans either do not care about the bill one way or another to cancel a vacation to a state. They also miss that most who do care about HBS supported it, because gender DOES matter!
I wonder what else the media types fake
……….but boy does it help! Francis X Clines recently got out his crayons and construction paper to give us this bit of babbling idiocy
FAIRFAX, Va. — A poster figure of John Wayne, the mega-hero of Hollywood westerns, offers a greeting here at the gun museum’s gallery door as he holds his Winchester carbine at the ready and offers an amiably crooked grin. The bad guys in the movies never fully understood that the menace behind Wayne’s grin (“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”) meant he was about to deliver blazing fantasies of triumphant gunfire that would leave them dead in the dust. It’s no wonder modern Florida legislators could not resist protecting actual shooters who draw and fire like John Wayne as guilt-free, “stand-your-ground” defenders.
Good grief! Stand-your-ground laws simply allow citizens to better defend themselves when confronted with lethal threats to themselves. This law is an extension of the Castle Doctrine
A castle doctrine, also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law, is a legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home – as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting one, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend oneself against an intruder, free from legal prosecution for the consequences of the force used. The term is most commonly used in the United States, though many other countries invoke comparable principles in their laws.
In short, the castle doctrine, and stand your ground laws simply affirm the basic human right of self-defense. In no ways do they allow anyone to simply “draw and shoot” on a whim, or without fearing for their safety. Clines should put his Crayolas down and read the laws, and the standards for self-defense they set. But, again, Clines is emoting, not thinking
But the cardboard fantasy of the good guy gunning down the bad guy is what makes the museum work as an enjoyable escape from the life-and-death reality of American gun carnage.
The fact is that millions of Americans carry firearms every day and never draw and shoot. These Americans have proven they are incredibly safe and understand the responsibility that carrying a deadly weapon requires. Most gun deaths, the vast majority are suicides, not homicides. Of those that are homicides, more than a few are justifiable homicides, A.K.A. self-defense. But the vast majority of times guns are used in self-defense, the weapon is not even fired. And, I would remind Clines that the lowest reliable stat on defensive gun uses is 108,000 annually, just a tad under 300 per day. And many more estimates are higher. What would the crime rate be if those Americans were disarmed? Or maybe the better question is would Clines even care about more innocent victims? Given this part of his screed I imagine he is far more invested in Leftist dogma than in human rights like self-defense
There are thousands of ingenious, gleaming rifles and handguns in displays about America’s gun-rich history of colonialism, immigration, expansionism and vigilante justice.
Ah yes, America is bad! Guns are bad! Americans with guns are bad! Clines is simply put, a typical mouth-breathing knuckle dragger who hates natural rights and individual liberties like self-defense. Here are some things Clines, if he were a thinker, would consider
Accidental shootings and violent crime rates are down, and have been going down for over two decades. This at the same time that firearm ownership, gun sales, and Americans carrying firearms is going up and up. Clearly Clines view that gun owners are trigger happy idiots is fallacious. the U.S. is number one in firearm ownership, yet ranks 103 in the rate of homicides. Yet he persists! In fact he goes full-bore BS
Gun safety researchers count more than 900 people killed by concealed-carry gun owners in the past decade, with only a tiny fraction of shootings ruled self-defense. Many of the deaths were suicides, and 31 were in mass shootings by concealed-carry owners. The gun lobby disputes all of this, but nevertheless opposes detailed public health research, perhaps because people could then see exactly how this nation’s gun toll dwarfs that of other democracies.
Oh, good Lord! Could Clines have found a more biased source? 31 mass shootings committed by CHL holders? Reading through the list I noted that gang members, people with violent criminal records were among the “CHL holders” that committed these “mass shootings”. Sorry, but people with criminal records are not issued carry permits, and certainly gang members would not bother with a permit would they? The fact is the source Clines uses is not credible or reputable. But, they regurgitate the lies he longs to hear, so, he gives these lies credence.
In the end, Clines is simply another brainwashed drone, bleating the bogus “facts” the Cult of Gun Control feeds him.
Daniel Greenfield tells us a story that we need to hear. A story the corrupt media will not report because they are about protecting a narrative
Sarah Lucy Halimi was thrown out of the window of the third floor Paris apartment while she begged her Muslim killer to spare her life.
The 66-year-old director of an Orthodox Jewish nursery was woken from her sleep when she was violently beaten by her twenty something Muslim neighbor who then dragged her to the window.
She died on the street outside the building where she had lived for thirty years.
The killer had allegedly shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. In the tragic comedy of denial that every Islamic terrorism investigation inevitably becomes, the authorities are still hunting around for his motive.
Well, of course, we must not “jump to conclusions” right? And radical Muslims targeting a Jew? Not part of the narrative. Neither, of course is the reality of “no-go zones”
The street where Sarah Lucy’s broken body lay was the Rue de Vaucouleurs. It’s close to Belleville, a neighborhood whose name means “Beautiful town”, but which is better known these days as one of France’s “Zones Urbaines Sensibles” or “Sensitive Urban Zones.”
Or, without the euphemisms, parts of the beautiful town are really a “No Go Zone”. Or, if you prefer the official descriptions, a vibrant, colorful and multicultural community full of delightfully exotic foods.
Two years ago, smirking media reporters had a field day visiting Belleville to show that FOX News reports about No Go Zones in France were nonsense. “Look, at the couscous restaurants and colorful scarves, there’s nothing to worry about.”
Unless your delightfully multicultural Muslim neighbor decides to shove you through a window while shouting one of his religion’s exotic genocidal epithets about the Jews and all infidels.
Much more to read at the link. Greenfield is one of the best at exposing what the media ignores about what is happening in France, and other European nations. Go read it all, and understand that if the left and their insidious ideals of immigration, it can happen here as well.
So President Trump signed a law allowing states to deny federal money to organizations that provide abortion services. Here is how CNN chose to report that news
Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law
Well, that is a bit dramatic now isn’t it? But CNN did not stop there
President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood, a group frequently targetedby Republicans.The bill, which the usually camera-friendly President signed without any media present, reverses an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding money from facilities that perform abortions, arguing that many of these facilities also provide other family planning and medical services.The bulk of federal money Planned Parenthood receives, though, goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women’s health services. Federal law prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions and Planned Parenthood says 3% of the services it provides are abortions.
A budget statement for 2010 fiscal year from a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, records an “abortion quota” of 1,135 procedures at $313.29 each, according to Abby Johnson, pro-life activist and former director of the Bryan Planned Parenthood clinic. She left the clinic in 2009 after assisting an ultrasound-guided abortion of a fetus at 13 weeks gestation.Johnson tells National Review Online that the quota doubled from 2009 to 2010, while she had believed at the time that Planned Parenthood wanted to reduce it. After expressing her concerns to her supervisor, Johnson told The Daily Caller, her supervisor laughed and replied, “But Abby, abortion is how we make our money.”
In its last annual report, Planned Parenthood reported performing 327,166 abortions and receiving $540.6 million in taxpayer funding, or nearly $1.5 million per day. It also reported $58.2 million in excess revenue and over $1.3 billion in net assets.
Articles posted last night by Politico and BuzzFeed revealed similarities in Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch‘s academic writing with sources he reportedly failed to acknowledge. The articles gave examples of how Gorsuch’s 2006 book, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia used some of the same language as a 1984 Indiana Law Journal article by Abigail Lawlis Kuzma.
There is a problem with the accusation, the person Gorsuch allegedly plagiarised says he clearly did not
Kuzma herself, however, doesn’t have a problem with it. She said in a statement on the matter:
I have reviewed both passages and do not see an issue here, even though the language is similar. These passages are factual, not analytical in nature, framing both the technical legal and medical circumstances of the “Baby/Infant Doe” case that occurred in 1982. Given that these passages both describe the basic facts of the case, it would have been awkward and difficult for Judge Gorsuch to have used different language.
So, will this refutation of the baseless charge stop the Left? Of course not. Even after he is confirmed, the Democrats will keep repeating the accusation. It is what they do. It is telling how far they are willing to stoop to stop Gorsuch. It shows he is the right guy for the SCOTUS
There they go again. This time the Washington Post smeared Sebastian Gorka, a senior adviser to President Trump. First here is what Gorka believes about fighting terrorism
For the most part, Gorka favors bolstered efforts against jihadists not through large-scale U.S. counterinsurgency and nation-building operations but through the more aggressive use of special operations, psychological warfare, direct action, technical support, and foreign internal defense, to stiffen the spines of our allies in Muslim armies throughout the region. Above all, Gorka favors a plain description of the enemy. And this is precisely what gets him into trouble with outlets such the Washington Post.
The Post’s print version of the Gorka profile carried the title “Gorka’s Views on Islam Drive Trump’s Security Agenda.” The implication, repeated throughout the article, is that Gorka views the Muslim religion itself as the enemy. But he says exactly the opposite.
Here is what he said in Defeating Jihad: We are not at war with Islam. The people most immanently in danger, in fact, are the nonviolent and non-extremist Muslims of the Middle East, such as our allies in Jordan and the modern Muslims of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
To repeat: The Muslim religion is not the enemy of the United States. The enemy is an extensive global jihadist movement that uses terrorist tactics against the United States and its allies. I find nothing in Gorka’s work to contradict this. In fact, I doubt that anyone associated with the Post profile bothered to read the man’s book. Gorka’s only claim is that jihadist militants consider themselves Muslim and are able to reference selected texts, including Koranic passages, that they interpret in support of their views. Obviously, these militants view themselves as, among other things, inspired by their own religion. The question of what is truly Islamic, as Gorka himself says in the Post interview, is for Muslims to decide.
Go read the entire piece, it goes deeper into what Gorka favors, and how the Post is like other media outlets is devolving into op-ed reporting rather than actual journalism and fact sharing.
Rather than simply, and factually reporting on what Gorke stresses, the Post tries to paint him as Islamophobic
Here is a speech Gorka gave at The Heritage Foundation for anyone wanting to know more about his views