Yes, yes, I know, Brooks is a “Conservative”, excuse me while I laugh for a moment, OK, that is better. Brooks is no more a Conservative than the buffoonish David Frum, but let me get to the reason I am giving Brooks this award
During appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour on Friday, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and the New York Times’ David Brooks eagerly touted President Obama’s blatant decision to “politicize” the Oregon school shooting to push gun control. Brooks and Dionne, who both openly endorse federal gun control legislation, eagerly cheered President Obama’s response to the Oregon shooting with Brooks, who self-identifies as a conservative telling NPR’s Robert Siegel that he “support[s] every gun control legislation you can imagine” even though he conceded that it won’t be “particularly effective.”
Well, did you catch that? Brooks supports all the federal gun control, even though he admits it will not do a damned thing to make anyone safer! How foolish can he be? But Brooks cares nothing about reducing crime, or the natural right of bearing arms. He does not give the first damn about those things. He cares not that as gun ownership has risen, and more and more American carry firearms, violent crime has fallen, and fallen a lot. Brooks could point that out, but he prefers to say stupid things to get praise from Leftists tools like E.J. Dionne
I’m very glad to hear what David said, and I think that there is something terribly wrong when the Republican Party and the conservative movement are so closely aligned institutionally with the gun lobby and those who say we cannot have any laws in our country. And I think the president’s statement calls that out.
See, Dionne, who spews the same lies as all lies about the “gun lobby” and the Republicans opposition to “any laws” as all the other Leftists spew, pats Brooks on the head and that is what really matters to Brooks.
Via Campus Reform
According to Portland State University Professor’s Rachel Sanders’ “White Privilege” course, “whiteness” must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved.
The course description states that “whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of racial meaning and racial inequality in the United States” and claims that “to preserve whiteness is to preserve racial injustice.”
Students taking the course will “endeavor to make whiteness strange.” In order to make whiteness strange, the description says students must “interrogate whiteness as an unstable legal, political, social, and cultural construction.”
The course readings and concepts are drawn, in part, from the field of “critical race theory.” According toHarvard University, critical race theory “combine[s] progressive political struggles for racial justice with critiques of the conventional legal and scholarly norms which are themselves viewed as part of the illegitimate hierarchies that need to be changed.”
The Portland State University course description claims the construction of “whiteness” attaches material and psychological benefits to “individuals who identify, or are identified, as white.”
Students taking the course will also study the literary work of writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, who referred to the 9/11 first responders as “menaces of nature” in his latest book. In addition to reading the work of Mr. Coates, students will consider questions such as “[w]hat is white normativity, and how does it interact with other normative orders, including male normativity and heteronormativity?”
Go read it all, and be sickened at the absolute garbage that passes for “education” on college campuses today
So many, if not all of the “mass shooters” have been on antidepressants. Yet all we talk about is banning guns?
I truly believe there is a very real connection here. But, it may never be addressed by a media that only wants to hype up ratings, and politicians who only want an excuse to take away gun rights.
A message from people who could do without Obama’s anti-gun PR campaign
Will CNN, or any other media outlet have these Oregon shooting victims families on to tell their stories? Likely not, since these folks are opposed to gun control
Two female survivors and the family of one of the victims of the Umpqua Community College attack have come out stridently against gun control in the wake of the attack on the community college by a misfit fellow student* who committed suicide when men with guns showed up.
Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, 16, was badly wounded during Oregon shootings when a classmate opened fire, but neither she not her family want to lose their liberties in a knee-jerk “we must do something!” rush to pass gun control laws.
A teenager who was shot in the back during the Umpqua College shootings on Thursday has said she is still in favor of gun ownership – despite her narrow escape.
Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, 16, remains critically ill in hospital following an operation to remove one of her kidneys but her brother Jesse, speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com outside the Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, says she is beginning to improve.
He also revealed that the family have discussed the issue of gun ownership and said that all – including Cheyeanne – remain opposed to controls.
‘We’re pro second amendment, pro guns,’ said Jesse. ‘My sister, my mother, my whole family are all in favor. We were talking about it in the hospital and none of us have changed our minds.’
The family of Quinn Cooper, who was killed in the attack, is also stridently against using the incident to infringe upon our rights.
In a statement released on Friday, his grieving family said their lives were ‘shattered beyond repair’ but said Quinn’s death should not be used as a means of advancing arguments in favour of gun control.
‘We are hearing so many people talk about gun control and taking people’s guns away,’ they said.
‘If the public couldn’t have guns it wouldn’t help since sick people like this will always be able to get their hands on a gun.
‘We need to be able to protect ourselves as a community and as a nation. Please don’t let this horrible act of insanity become about who should or shouldn’t have a gun.
‘Please remember the victims and their families. Please remember Quinn.’
Shelby Wambolt, who surrived the attack which killed friends and fellow students, alsodisagrees with calls for more gun control.
But Ms Wambolt said calls by President Obama for tighter regulations on gun ownership were misguided.
She said: “I know Obama got on the air and talked about gun control and I really don’t believe gun control is the problem.”
“What I’m hearing is that he (the gunman) did have mental illness and some issues but our town doesn’t have a lot of avenues for people who have mental illness.
Yep, do not expect that news special any time soon
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Sometimes, WTF is the only question a sane person can ask
Introducing Jewel Shuping:
Jewel has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.
Her need to lose her sight was so strong that in 2006 she decided to blind herself – by having a sympathetic psychologist pour DRAIN CLEANER into her eyes.
The psychologist put in numbing eyedrops – acquired by Jewel during a special visit to Canada – and then a couple of drops of drain cleaner in each eye.
Jewel said: “It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin.
“But all I could think was ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.”
Unlike Bruce Jenner, who will never really be a woman, Jewel really is blind now.
Her left eye suffered a ‘corneal meltdown’ – collapsing in on itself and requiring the eye to be removed – while her right eye had glaucoma and cataracts, as well as a webbing of scars.
She is delighted with the outcome.
“I really feel this is the way I was supposed to be born, that I should have been blind from birth.
“When there’s nobody around you who feels the same way, you start to think that you’re crazy. But I don’t think I’m crazy, I just have a disorder. …
“This is not a choice, it’s a need based on a disorder of the brain.”
I am not sure which one is crazier, this poor sick woman, or her “psychologist”
Via Bearing Arms
In an interview this morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Hanlin said gun control has “got to be part of the discussion” but insisted it was inappropriate for him to air his opinions the day after the shooting.
But under continued questioning, Hanlin finally said, “My position on it has not changed.” confirming he will continue to stand firm in his support of Second Amendment rights.
Just this April, he was one of the law enforcement officers to speak out againstSenate Bill 941, arguing that the law, which extended gun background checks to all gun transfers in the state, would be impossible to enforce.
“This law is not going to protect citizens of Oregon in that it is going to keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” Hamlin told legislators. “It will not do that.”
He also boldly sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden in 2013, after the shooting at Sandy Hook. “Gun control is NOT the answer to preventing heinous crimes like school shootings,” Hanlin wrote in his letter to the VP. “Any actions against, or in disregard for our U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights by the current administration would be irresponsible and an indisputable insult to the American people.”
The letter earned Hanlin praise from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), a group whose members swear an oath to “uphold and defend” the Constitution.
Additionally, the Sheriff said he and his deputies would refuse to enforce any gun-control restrictions which would “offend the constitutional rights of my citizens,” and the rural community he serves largely appreciates his commitment to protect gun rights.
Thank you Sherriff Hanlin!
Good Freaking Grief!
New York City would be scrubbed of all products that contain tiny microbeads — plastic dirt busters found in everything from toothpaste to exfoliators — under a bill being introduced Wednesday in the City Council.
Councilman Daniel Garodnick (D-Manhattan) is proposing the legislation, which would prohibit sales of items that contain the microbeads in stores, as well as online.
That means New Yorkers who use products like Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub or CVS Brilliant White Toothpaste won’t be able to order them online and have them delivered to New York City.
MICROBEADS CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO WATERWAYS, MARINE LIFE
Garodnick said the beads need to be banned because they are “toxic” and polluting the city’s waterways and marine life.
Again, Good Freaking Grief!
We do not know motives, or much else, all that information will come out. WE know the killer is dead, shot by police. We know our president will use this act of evil to demonize guns, and push for more gun control, since, you know, those gun free zones work so well right? We know that once again, the shooter only stopped when good people with guns showed up. Hmmm, a mad man, an evil man, ignores gun free zone restrictions, slaughters many disarmed people, and only ceases his evil deeds when people who ARE armed show up to stop him, and the first response from the Left is to call for more of the same laws that helped the shooter? And, we DO know one more thing about the evil done today. Another “gun-free zone” was used by an evil murderer to kill lots of people, and all the usual suspects can do is cry for more gun free zones.
Quite the little Nazi starter kit this guy is
The pointy-headed moonbat masterminds of academia aren’t getting less scary. New York University professor Matthew Liao wants to breed people to be smaller, not because this would be emblematic of the effect liberalism has on the human race but because it would reduce our harmless carbon footprint.
Since breeding people to be midgets presents difficulties, Liao suggests using “treatments” that would cause babies to have a low birth weight. At least it’s not as bad as what progressives do to babies through Planned Parenthood.
The schemes don’t end there. Liao proposes creating an induced allergy to meat, because according to leftist ideology, eating meat makes it be too hot out.
He also wants to use hormones like oxytocin and the suppression of testosterone to make us wimpier and more amenable to liberalism. Theoretically, the sort of malign altruism that is causing Germany to commit suicide could be imposed pharmaceutically:
“Pharmacological enhancement of altruism and empathy…could increase the likelihood that we adopt the necessary behavioural & market solutions for curbing climate change.”
Again, Liao is not an inmate at a mental institution, but a professor at an expensive university. Kooks like this determine what our government will do to us next.
Just one more reason we should tell the UN to take a hike
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the Palestinian flag to represent what they called the ‘state’ of Palestine and now it flies over the UN:
God bless them all!
A group of Colorado sheriffs is pushing forward in their challenge to gun laws passed three years ago by a Democrat-controlled legislature and governor that the sheriffs believe to be both unenforceable and unconstitutional.
A group of sheriffs from different Colorado counties are moving forward with their fight to repeal stricter state gun laws put in place three years ago.
Those laws limit the capacity of ammunition magazines and expand background checks on gun purchases in Colorado.
Sheriffs like Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario say they are committed to fighting to protect what they say is citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Dozens of current and former sheriffs gathered in Denver on Monday along with gun rights groups at the Byron White Courthouse. Many of those individuals are named in a lawsuit which challenges Colorado’s new laws.
Many of the sheriffs say the gun laws in question are unenforceable. One example, they say, of a violation that is nearly impossible to enforce is when someone lends a gun to a friend.
We need more like these patriots
Picking just eight must have been difficult, but, the staff at Bearing Arms has attempted to narrow it down. Here are some highlights
So possessing a firearm means you WANT to kill somebody? I guess the fact that the vest majority of defensive gun uses are uses where the gun is not fired? The fact is the right to self-defense is a Natural Right, a concept that obviously escapes Damon. Allow me to assure you Mr. Damon, the very LAST thing I ever wish to do with my firearms is take a life in self-defense.
Not really sure what Connery was even saying here. More child deaths are from falls, drowning, choking, and of course from car wrecks than from accidents with firearms. Ignorance is not bliss, it is pathetic
Of course Rosie’s kids had armed security, so she sees that firearms DO deter crime and serve a vital role in personal security. She just wishes to deny that right to the regular folks.
Good Freaking Grief! H/T Darleen Click
I can’t think of a place more dedicated to the abuse of young people than the modern university
Students at the University of East Anglia were given free sombreros by a local Tex-Mex restaurant – but had them taken away at Freshers’ Fair.Killjoy university chiefs have banned students from getting free sombreros – claiming they’re ‘racist’.
Students were being given free sombreros by a local Tex-Mex restaurant in a bid to drum up business , before uni chiefs ordered them to stop – because it violates strict cultural appropriation rules.
The University of East Anglia student union officials even took the big floppy hats from students at the Freshers’ Fair, because non-Mexicans wearing the traditional item of headwear could be seen as offensive, according to a new initiative.
Campaigns and Democracy officer Chris Jarvis said: “We know that when it comes to cultural appropriation the issues can sometimes be difficult to understand and many don’t realise that they may be about to cause offence or break a policy.
“So we’re discussing internally how we can improve our briefing to both external organisations and our own members so that people aren’t caught out at the last minute.”
He added: “At the Student Union we want all members feel safe and accepted, so at all events we try to ensure that there is no behaviour, language or imagery which could be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or ableist.”
It is a fucking hat! Nothing more!