Wanna talk about “fake news”?

If you wish to read a bit of fallacious ranting look at this by Jerry Ianelli who takes clueless to new lows. This is so bad I cannot discern if he is just lying, or is really just a buffoon. I mean this is writing so bad Slate and Salon wouldn’t run it. 

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which lets you shoot anyone who threatens your life, even if you provoked the encounter, is so shitty it’s been clearly tied to a huge uptick in murders since it was passed in 2005.

Actually, the only “uptick” in homicides in Florida since Stand Your Ground was passed has been in justifiable homicides, AKA self-defense

It sucks so bad it let George Zimmerman kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012. It sucks so bad that the incident basically created the modern Black Lives Matter movement. Yet Florida legislators last year voted to strengthen the law and make it easier for people to kill others and invoke Stand Your Ground protections.

Wow, is he still pushing the Saint Trayvon narrative? But of course he is. Martin brutally attacked and was trying to kill or at the very least seriously injure George Zimmerman, who shot in self-defense. There was a trial, Zimmerman was rightfully acquitted. And finally, that shooting was NOT a SYG case. Even without that law, Zimmerman would have been justified in shooting Saint Trayvon

But today, Hollywood, Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones formally introduced a bill to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law. In the state’s Republican-dominated, National Rifle Association-worshipping Legislature, the bill faces a steep uphill battle. Regardless, Jones has filed HB 6073 in an attempt to right what he says is a law that encourages Floridians to murder one another.

Another obligatory attack on the NRA, and the inference that SYG laws encourage people to “shoot first”, which, of course is asinine. And, Ianelli is really angry that those who shoot in self-defense get due process

Then state legislators last year passed a bill that made it even easier to invoke the law after killing someone: Last year’s measure shifted the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases onto prosecutors, who now must prove murder suspects were not defending themselves if they invoke the law. Previously, defendants had to show they shot in self-defense.

What? prosecutors have to prove guilt? Oh no not that! Go read the whole thing, it is truly sad. 

So, this is journalism?

Let me get this straight. A US Senator, Dick Durbin, claims that President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, among other nations as shitholes during the recent meeting on immigration reform. Two US Senators, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and David Perdue of Georgia say they never heard the president say such things

“President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith,” they said. “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades.”

So, Durbin, who also thinks the term chain migration is RAAAAACIST somehow, makes a claim. A claim which two other Senators deny. What would journalists do to report this news? Well, they would not do this

What in the Hell is this? April Ryan wants “activism” over remarks that may or may not have been made? Is that journalism? How about CNN “journalist” Chris Cuomo? You have to see this to believe it. H/T The Right Scoop

Good Freaking Grief! How is this douchebag still on TV? Consider Cuomo’s claims that the president called all Mexicans rapists? He never even came close to saying any such thing. But, that is what Cuomo thinks journalism is apparently. Cuomo also makes the completely fallacious claim that Trump defended white supremacists. Again, that is simply a lie. Throw in Cuomo’s claims that the president made disparaging remarks about Nigerians, and Haitians. A journalist would note that these claims have not been substantiated. Of course a journalist would not drag out a whiteboard, and proceed to give America a sermon on what we do or do not do in America. But, of course the sad truth is Cuomo and Ryan, and the rest are maxing out there moral ourage cards because they have an agenda. An agnda that has nothing to do with journalism, or reporting news, or imparting knowledge.

Again, all of this mouth breathing, tantrum throwing silliness is over remarks that may or may not have been made. Personally, I would not be stunned if the president made the remark, nor would I be stunned if Durbin made it up because Durbin is a leftist, and truth means nothing to the left. And while those of us with sense can laugh at this idiocy, we must also mourn the death of TV news, because this orgy of stupidity, and bigotry, and dishonesty is not news, not at all. This is far more about journalists activists pretending to be outraged to push their own policical agenda.

Dumb and Desperate is no way to go through life

The Pit of Leftist Stupidity? It is now bottomless

The Daily Mail uncovered one of the most explosive stories about the Trump administration Thursday.

No, it wasn’t the smoking gun proving Vladimir Putin owns the president, nor was it was it proof Trump is secretly planning to go to war with North Korea.

It was something far worse… It was a picture of a White House intern giving the okay hand sign during a photo-op with the president. Or, as the Daily Mail described it, “White power at the White House – Trump intern flashes ‘alt-right’ symbol used by notorious extremists during group photo with the president.”

The common hand gesture deployed by everyone from Eddie Murphy to Barack Obama is now akin to delivering a Roman salute, according to the Mail’s dedicated sleuth, Martin Gould.

“A former White House intern is coming under fire after flashing a known ‘white power’ sign during a photo-op with President Donald Trump,” writes Gould, who is literally the person putting the young intern, Jack Breuer under fire.

Yes, this is the new RAAAAACIST threat to America, behold all these White supremacists

Seriously, who actually thinks this crap up? Here is a fitting sign for all those who buy into this idiocy

OK7

Media hacks ignoring the crushing of ISIS?

Oh those things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm H/T Fritz

Strictly Rhetorical Question: Why Does the Media Not Report That ISIS Was Defeated in Iraq and Its Capital City of Raqqa in Syria Has Been Captured by US-Allied Troops?

I would imagine for much the same reason the media is silent on the economy.
Though this is consistent: after all, the media was largely silent on the economy and ISIS under Obama, too. For different reasons, of course.
Trump needs to give a primetime address or something to note these things. I guess he can wait until the State of the Union, but…

Remember how debates about ISIS dominated the presidential primaries? Remember how Donald Trump and Ted Cruz ratcheted up their rhetoric until they both seemed to promise that they’d commit war crimes like carpet bombing and torture to defeat the deadly threat?
ISIS was often the most important and most prominent story in the world. Now, however, the caliphate is a smoking ruin. It courted conflict with the great powers. It craved Armageddon, and it got its wish.
No one knows ISIS’s exact casualty figures, but its fighters have died by the tens of thousands. I’ve spoken to men who were directly involved in the air campaign, and they have told me that the public doesn’t yet understand the sheer scale and ultimate effectiveness of the American attacks. Yes, we withdrew from Iraq too soon. Yes, our counteroffensive against ISIS unfolded slowly.
But we fought back, we trained and equipped allies, and we won.
This is one of the best stories of the young Trump administration. While many of the battles were fought under Obama, Trump pursued the enemy relentlessly. He delegated decision-making to commanders in the field, they fought within the laws of war, and they prevailed. Trump promised to defeat ISIS, and he has delivered a tremendous victory. Part of the blame still rests with us. Let’s be honest: Panic and fear make for a better story than victory and peace.

So why isn’t this bigger news?

Sheer hackery, nothing more folks. The fact is our military must be allowed to do what no other military can do. This line from David French sums it up. ISIS called down the thunder and, well…………

ISIS was often the most important and most prominent story in the world. Now, however, the caliphate is a smoking ruin. It courted conflict with the great powers. It craved Armageddon, and it got its wish.

Someone really oughta wake the hacks at CNN, and MSNBS up

 

Automatic rounds? WTF?

Dear media, are you trying to prove how ignorant you are? Fritz asks

 The guns Stephen Paddock used in Las Vegas were rifles (except for the pistol he used to kill himself). Rounds like the .308, 30-06, 5.56 NATO etc, can all be fired from single shot, bolt action, semi-automatic, or even in some cases fully automatic weapons. The round does nothing to determine whether the rifle is automatic or not. The feeding mechanism of the rifle determines that.

Apparently, MSM reporters are proud of their ignorance regarding weapons, because they keep making the same errors

Good Freaking Grief! Fake News? No Clueless News!

Politico tries journalism, massive FAIL ensues

Animal Magnetism: It is not a silencer!

Take a look at that header:  “Politico Lies About Guns.”  Nothing new about that, right?  This time it’s about suppressors.  Excerpts below, interspersed with my comments:

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is renewing his controversial push to make it easier to buy gun silencers, a debate that had been postponed following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) in June.

Someone remind Politico that there is no such thing as a “silencer.”  You can’t silence a gunshot, not even a .22 rimfire.  Politico is once again doing firearms research by watching old Matt Helm movies.

The term is “suppressor.”

Duncan argues that silencers are used by hunters and target shooters to limit potential hearing loss from gunfire. Duncan introduced a stand-alone silencer bill, dubbed the “Hearing Protection Act,” in January. That legislation currently has 160 co-sponsors, including several Democrats.

Yes it is and with good reason, it suppresses the decibels, and helps protect the shooters hearing. But Politico is not ready for imparting knowledge, they are editorializing like the devil

But gun control groups argue that Duncan’s bill is one of the top legislative goals for the powerful National Rifle Association and is opposed by many police organizations. There is also very little chance Duncan’s bill would be able to pass the Senate due to Democratic opposition.

Of course Politico talked to a spokestool for Everytown for Gun Safety, who proceeded to lie

“NRA leadership and their friends in Congress have gone behind closed doors to try to prop up lagging gun sales by making it easy for anyone to buy a silencer without a background check,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Animal Magnetism destroys this egregious mistruthing with facts

Feinblatt is either lying or badly misinformed.  The Hearing Protection Act will remove suppressors from regulation under the 1934 National Firearms Act, it’s true – but they will be regulated the same way as firearms under the 1968 Gun Control Act.

So which is it, Mr. Feinblatt?  Are you a liar, or are you just stupidly careless?

So, once again, we have a (for once) sensible piece of firearms-related legislation.  Once again, we have a (as usual) anti-gun nutbar shrieking his opposition while at the same time having no real idea what the hell he’s blathering about.

Journalism, you are doing it wrong Politico

 

Sage Steele might just save ESPN

She understands a basic principle. Sports fans want to watch ESPN for sports, not for politics. Pirates Cove gets agrees

People have long gotten tired of all the politics and social justice warrioring on sports broadcasts. There are plenty of liberals who do not want to hear it. They just want sports. If they were advocating conservative views (not that they would or do), I wouldn’t want to hear it. Wrong forum for it.

(MediaiteSage SteeleESPN‘s new SportsCenter morning co-host, wants the network to pivot from discussing political issues and return to focusing on sports coverage — a move that many conservative viewers have called for.

“I do believe that people come to [ESPN] for their sports. Not everybody agrees with me on that, not everybody I work with agrees with me. That’s my personal opinion, that that’s where we go to escape,” Steele told the New York Post.

SportsCenter used to be the best, as did ESPN. The SJW stuff has gotten worse, and I can’t even tune in anymore. CBSsports.com has gone down this road, too, making it virtually unreadable. It doesn’t help that the coverage of the NHL has become virtually nill, and coverage of other sports has drastically decreased at sports sites.

He is correct, sports fans watch ESPN for sports, not politics. And, I might add that going with a heavily Left-Wing slant has been the worst possible strategy. And face it ESPN has become MSNBC. ESPN did sports, and still does in some cases like college football broadcasts better than anyone else. That is what made them, and it might be what saves them, if they wake up. Hiring Sage Steele back, is a sign they might have a clue.

A Parade of Cowards and Fools

I knew that no matter what the media would try to place all blame on the president. It is now a given that the mainstream media have actually morphed into activists, Left-Wing Activists to be precise. They have forsaken even the smallest pretense of being journalists. Objectivity? They don’t need no stinkin’ objectivity! Heck, the media activists at CNN and MSNBS were already going into full-blown Pravda mode Saturday afternoon. Bashing the president for not condemning the violence, even as he was actually condemning the violence.

I knew the blithering morons in Hollywood would go into emotional overload, it is what they do. Here is Mark Ruffalo proving he has mastered the art of babbling. He blames the president for everything, because NAZIS!

OK then

I really did not expect the media, however, and so many politicians, and “Conservative commentators” crying, babbling, and bending over backwards to prove how “woke” they are to go to the extraordinary lengths to which they are going to prove the president Trump is a RAAAAACISTLY RAACIST Nazi or something.

Here are two idiots over reacting and showing how ignorant they are. 

Someone pass me a Kleenex, or maybe a vomit bag because the fact is this. Racism is a tiny factor in America. The Left, of course exacerbates everything “racist” and gins up fake racism to further their agenda of division and discontent. These two emotionally stunted people sound like whiny children frankly. The president was not ambiguous, he was very clear, at least to anyone with ears, in condemning hate groups. The only people saying otherwise either have agendas, or are driven by their own bigotry. But, back to the media activism

I really did not expect CNN to run banners proclaiming that President Trump had “refused to condemn White Nationalists”. A claim with no credibility whatsoever. The President has repeatedly condemned all hate groups, bigotry, hatred since Saturday afternoon. No he did not name specific groups, maybe because he figured people are smart enough to understand what the word all means. In reaction, he did name specific ideologies. That, of course was not soon enough for the activists in the media. 

The fact is this. The despicable swine white nationalists are to blame for the violence, yes. they came with their clubs, sticks, shields, helmets, etc.  President Trump pointed this out during his press conference. He also pointed out that the Antifa trash also brought shields, helmets, clubs, etc. They were equally responsible for the violence which occurred between these two factions of human filth. That statement is not ambiguous or misleading. It is simply truth. The truth, of course, is not allowed by the Left. And, sadly, the media has devolved from having a liberal bias to being another arm of leftism.

Even ESPN has delved into the activism of the Left, and continue to, despite their drop in viewership. Dear ESPN, people watch you to hear about sports, not politics, especially politics from a decidedly left-wing slant. Frankly, ESPN does sports like no one else. Sadly, social activism is now their agenda.

The activism, and political cowrdaice does not end with the media though. Business leaders have bailed on President Trump’s panels to promote business growth over his “sins”. The head of Apple got on the diving board of idiocy and proceeded to do a belly flop

Apple CEO Tim Cook took aim at President Donald Trump’s statements defending white nationalists — and pledged in a memo to employees that the company would provide monetary support to anti-hate groups.

Note first that the report accuses the president of “defending” white nationalists. He did no such thing, not even close. He clearly condemned them. Now to the head of Apple and why is so aggrieved

“We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it,” Cook wrote in the memo, distributed Wednesday. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.”

So, he is angry because the president agrees with him? His statement pretty much mirrors the president’s. Yet he is bashing President Trump? The president made no moral equivalence between Nazis and peaceful protesters. None! He did compare the white nationalist scum to the Antifa scum, and rightfully so. They are both scum, violent scum. The only difference, of course is that the media acivists are not to keen on reporting the violence and thuggery of Antifa, much less their numerous uses of violence and intimidation to stifle free speech. And no, Mr. Cook, those fighting with the white nationalists trash in Charlottsville were not standing up for human rights. As their record shows, Antifa is about crushing rights, not defending them. Again they are no better than the white nationalists. they are all scum alike.

This raises one other point. I have heard several activists/commentators, it is getting hard to tell the difference frankly, saying those fighting with the supremists were justified for using pepper spray, sticks, clubs, etc. they were justified, the narrative goes, because they were fighting against Nazis. There are numerous problems with this of course.One of these is this. If we give moral license to Antifa to attack “Nazis” we must also allow them to define what a “Nazi” is. And, the fact is this. Antifa defines anyone who disgrees with them in any way as a Nazi. So, you can see where this would lead. If you think college campuses are dangerous for Conservatives, and actual Liberals who believe in free speech now…………

But to expect a Leftist activist to oppose beat downs of political others is to expect too much. Leftist, are really just like the white nationalists. They are both Totalitarians. Both entirely intolerant and consumed with irrational hatred. Both aspire evil ideologies. Both are obssessed with control, and use division to further their agenda. Both are, as our presidnet said, violent. Both are addicted to spreading their own brand of Collectivism, and as such are mortal enemies of the most basic principle of our nation, Individualism.

President Trump called both of them out, and rightfully so. The media, and the Left, but I repeat myself, lost their minds when he did. This whole episode does expose some ugly truths. Not about President Trump, but about our media, and about certain commentators, and politicians who are so deeply offended by the truth. I leave you with some Larry Elder who remembers some of the things the media forgets

Whatever became of CNN

Check this clip out and tell me why Brooke Baldwin and CNN have devolved into a propaganda machine for the Democrats? You think you would ever hear a CNN anchor challenge any Democrat today? You think you will ever see any CNN anchor/reporter, challenge anything the left puts out? This video proves that CNN knows HOW to pursue the story, they have simply chosen wed themselves to the Democratic Party

BET to honor Maxine Waters

Ah, the doddering old fool is being honored for, well, ah, I suppose her incoherent ramblings

BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for “being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population.” The event, hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, takes place Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Videos of Waters have gone viral on social media, including her insisting that she was “reclaiming my time” at a recent congressional hearing.

Fearless and outspoken advocacy for the under-served? If you mean a scam artist who has gotten rich while her district in California suffers, then sure

of course there is also Waters IMPEACHMENTMANIA!

And, of course Waters does love her some Socialism

Of course to BET, this is unimportant. Waters is a Leftist, BET is devoted to leftist causes so, screw things like ethics

The California Democrat was accused of using her position as a member of the House Financial Services Committee in 2009 to steer $12 million in bailout money to the failing Boston-based OneUnited Bank, in which her husband had substantial stakes.

The federal cash had been earmarked for solvent banks with good banking practices, yet OneUnited, which failed all such criteria, got an exemption from the FDIC accounting rules.

Maybe that’s because Treasury Department bank examiners were subject to a barrage of calls from Waters’ grandson, Mikael Moore, muscling into an operation that was supposed to be judged impartially. In the end, the bank got its cash, leaving FDIC investigators fuming about “a travesty of justice,” and Moore is likely to get off with a slap on the wrist at most.

As for Waters, she skates. “This case is also about access,” Waters said, unwittingly indicating that “access” means access to taxpayer cash, for herself.

With the ethics charge gone, Waters won’t slink off in shame, but will now fail upward, poised to assume minority leadership of the Financial Services Committee.

Going back to the state of her district for a moment, Michelle Malkin stresses just how Waters has “served” her constituents

Waters has spent 37 years in office — many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus — promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles.

What do the denizens of her district have to show for it? Staggering levels of persistent unemployment, poverty, and gang violence as the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots looms this coming weekend.

What does Representative Waters have to show for it?

She’s earned a lifetime of left-wing adoration for whitewashing the deadly riots as a “rebellion,” excusing the week-long shooting, looting, and arson orgy as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration,” and coddling Crips and Bloods gang members — with whom she performed the Electric Slide as part of her “fearless support and understanding of young people and their efforts at self-expression.”

I covered Waters in the early 1990s as an editorial writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Her federally funded Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center was a gang-infested boondoggle.

She embraced Damian Williams, the infamous thug who hurled a chunk of concrete at white truck driver Reginald Denny and performed a victory dance over the bloodied innocent bystander.

And she and her family personally profited from her rise to racially demagogic power.

She owns a tony mansion in predominantly white Hancock Park, several miles outside her congressional district.

She secured an ambassadorship to the Bahamas for her husband, a former pro football player and car salesman whose main qualification was having traveled to the island for a vacation.

Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’s slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000.

Go read it all and be amazed at what BET is doing by honoring Rep. Waters. They are throwing away every shred of credibility they have frankly. They honor Waters, and heap praise on her, and for what? Actually helping Black people? No, it seems that her honors are derived from being a Leftist. BET, it would seem, cares more about furthering Leftism than about helping Black people. 

UH-OH! I wonder if the CNN Brownshirts will come after me now?

CNN has crossed a line. Think about this. They basically hunted down a person for making a gif file, for engaging in political satire, and threatened him unless he, straightened up, you might say. Ann Althouse weighs in

This is Andrew Kaczynski at CNN, who doesn’t seem to have any idea how bad this is:

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change….

So, when did the media’s job become bullying those engaging in free speech, satirists, or anyone that offends the Brownshirts at CNN?  I am sure Stalin would approve of CNN targeting someone for exercising a God-given liberty! Stalin did not believe in liberty, neither does CNN apparently. Who else might find themselves on CNN’s radar?

Remember, this is not about media bias, or fake news. This is a weaponized media going after an American citizen for engaging in commentary/satire/parody. Think long and hard about that. How can any CNN reporter or anchor not tender their resignation over these deplorable tactics? This is thuggery, period! Even liberal outlets are stunned

“I can’t emphasize how bad this is on CNN’s part,” wrote German Lopez, a reporter for liberal website Vox. “This is basically ‘don’t post stuff we don’t like or we’ll dox you.’ Extremely unethical.”

“That’s essentially blackmail. That’s CNN stating that it will out the guy if he dares to defy their political perspective or offends them sufficiently,” wrote conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. “The whole story is frightening, and obviously an attempt to both nail Trump and discourage people from smacking CNN.”

So, I suppose we all should do what we think best. And being intimidated? Not me! Here ya go CNN!

The cost of not enforcing immigration laws?

Daniel Greenfield has a powerful piece up, here is a snippet, but go read it all!

When Nabra Hassanen was killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, the media rushed to blame Islamophobia and Trump. The truth was simpler. It was the left’s own Illegalophilia that killed the Muslim teenager.

Torres, an illegal alien from El Salvador, had no interest in Hassanen’s religion. He got into an altercation with her friends. Hassanen happened to be the one he caught when her friends left her behind.

The murder happened in Fairfax County.

Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about. The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed someone.

“We’re not targeting someone on the street that we may or may not know is here unlawfully,” Deputy County Executive David Rohrer soothed.

Cecilia Wang, the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, demanded “accountability” for Hassanen’s death. That’s easy enough. The Virginia ACLU had pressured Fairfax County to go further in not cooperating with immigration authorities. Wang can demand “accountability” from the ACLU for Hassanen’s death.

Fairfax County’s refusal to investigate illegal aliens made it a magnet for a rising illegal alien population. Its jails have nearly 2,000 illegal aliens and the area has become a magnet for the El Salvadoran MS-13 gang. It’s unknown whether Torres was an MS-13 member, but his behavior matches the extreme brutality and fearless savagery that the group, which has been lethally active in Fairfax, is known for.

So, there you go, no big deal right? Obviously not to the Chamber of Commerce Republicans looking for cheap labor. Obviously not to the Democrats looking for future voters. Obviously not for the fools who think a nation can survive without strong, common sense immigration laws that demand assimilation, vetting, and put the best interest of America first. And damn sure not to a media that only cared about this story until they found out it did not fit their narrative that illegal aliens are all wonderful and noble.

You don’t have to be a Left-Wing Hack to work for MSNBC……………or CNN…..

………….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

Egads!

And the media wonders why we call them fake news?

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

You don’t have to be an uninformed buffoon to write editorials for the NY Times…………..

……….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.[1] 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.

Media lies, and a death in Paris

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.