Good News! Concealed Carrier who save stabbing victim rehired!

Well, look at at that, when good people raise enough hell, good things happen! Bob Owens is leading the Happy Dance!

When Didarul Sarder saw a woman begin stabbed by another one, he did what I hope any of us would do in the same situation. He pulled his concealed handgun and stopped the attack, holding the attacker at gunpoint until police arrived. Right afterward, he was walked off General Motors property for violating a company policy barring firearms, and then fired by his employer, SP+ Valet, a GM subcontractor.

Fortunately for Sarder, the backlash against his firing was immediate and overwhelming, and his employers quickly reversed his termination.

Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision.

“I would do it all over again,” he told Fox affiliate WJBK. “If I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”

Fortunately for Sarder, that won’t be necessary.

The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work.

The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a “hero” in a lengthy Facebook post commending his actions. He noted that Sarder had a valid concealed pistol license and “probably saved” a “woman from being murdered.”

“Had he not legally exercised his second amendment rights this woman would probably not be with us today,” he wrote. “He is employed by a GM contracted valet service. Right after it happened someone in authority asked him off the premises because he violated company rules with a gun. That was absolutely the wrong response to this hero. However that decision was over-ruled by higher ups and he now has his job back.

 

Trevor Loudon destroying anti-Cruz propaganda

There are a lot of asinine rumors/lies being spread about Cruz. Trevor Loudon lays waste to those, and to the miscreants behind them

There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz.

Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate.

Why create false stories if the candidate is so bad?

The clearly coordinated effort is particularly disturbing because: 1.) it frankly smashes conventional wisdom that ad hominem baseless attacks are the tool of the left – not the principled right, and 2.) the social media bullies may serve to intimidate people from posting positive stories or opinions about Ted Cruz.

Here are some of the most persistent lies, myths and rumors about Ted Cruz:

FAKE!! Ted Cruz stole the Iowa Caucus

The charge is that the members of the Ted Cruz campaign lied about fellow presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson in order to steal his votes. The truth is that CNN’s Chris Moody, using “two [unnamed] sources, on the record” from Carson’s campaign gave the distinct impression, along with CNN correspondents Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, that Carson was taking a break from campaigning.

Ted Cruz’s people used the information which came out as a “BREAKING” news story right before the caucus. The information was readily available to anyone who had a mobile phone at the Caucus, i.e., everyone. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and yes, Donald Trump supporters ALL used this information.

Ted Cruz is the only one to apologize, but CNN should apologize publicly to Ted Cruz.

FAKE!! Disgruntled Ted Cruz Campaign Staff are Resigning 

This completely fabricated story about a fake disgruntled Cruz staffer named “Don Fairly” was originated by a pro-Trump twitter user named @LandmanMarius (a twitter account that was evidently born to praise Donald Trump).

A series of tweets claimed that a staffer opened up over coffee to tell @LandmanMarius about how the fake “Don Fairly” quit Ted Cruz’s campaign along with seven others because Cruz was “impossible to work with” and “[K]eeps changing positions on policy to suit voters” and bizarrely, that he only pretends to pray for the sake of the media.

The completely fake story designed to slam Ted Cruz was repeated at the Conservative Treehouse andthe Marshall Report. After this story was exposed at TrevorLoudon.com, @LandmanMarius deleted all tweets related to the fake Don Fairly.

This screenshot shows one of the Don Fairly tweets as posted at the Conservative Treehouse before it was deleted.

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The TRUTH about the culture of the Cruz campaign is more likely reflected at this must-read article atPJMedia:

“Cruz’s Iowa Win In Part Due to Culture of Kindness and Courage at Campaign HQ”

As an aside, it should be noted that @LandmanMarius also since deleted tweets claiming voter fraud in the wake of Cruz’s win in Iowa that were highlighted at TrevorLoudon.com.

Benghazi was certainly not a phony scandal, but Ted Cruz stealing the Iowa Caucus is a phony scandal. 

Go read it all, share this info folks. The shameful lies have to be exposed and corrected. Also, after reading this I have decided that the Conservative Treehouse is no longer fit to be on our blogroll. I have not really done a lot of visiting there since it went into Perpetual Trumpgasm Mode anyway, but to lie, deliberately about Senator Cruz is beyond pathetic. As Ed Daley would say, good riddance to bad rubbish

Cultural Stalinists: History? We don’t need no stinkin’ history!

The Left is evil for many reasons.

The Left supports the butchering of babies in the womb

The Left prefers good people be disarmed, rendering them far more vulnerable to violent criminals

The Left, despite their best rhetoric, do not embrace freedom of speech, religion, or association

The Left supports economic policies that punishes success, hampers small business, and destroys ambition, and competition in the name of “fairness”

The Left loathes Individualism, and instead embraces Collectivism. Left unchecked, Collectivism destroys liberty, human rights and leads to Totalitarian atrocities. If you do not believe me, ask the 100,000,000 plus dead that Marxism/Communism/Maoism/Stalinism/Leninism/Collectivism slaughtered last century.

And the Left, is also evil because it seeks to destroy not only liberty, and self-government, but history as well. Independent Sentinel highlights the march of the Cultural Stalinists

Another piece of Civil War history is about to bite the dust.

Portsmouth, Virginia is looking to remove a memorial to Virginians who served the Confederacy during the Civil War. It is falling victim to political correctness. There is a battle being waged with most wanting it to stay.

The memorial commemorates those soldiers who never returned home, it does not commemorate slavery, and most soldiers who fought overwhelmingly did not own slaves. It was also over 150 years ago.

The city estimates the taxpayers will have to pay about $105,000 to erase the monument and statues.

The courts will rule on the decision.

This is going on throughout the country, particularly in the south.

In South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out in 1861, the state legislature voted to end the display of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the state capitol.

Monuments to the Confederacy in New Orleans  have been targeted. The Park and Recreation Board of Birmingham, Alabama, voted last July to remove that city’s Confederate Soldiers & Sailors monument.

This is all part of the Left’s campaign of indoctrination folks. First they demonize, then they destroy, all in the name of “inclusion” and “tolerance” of course. And, yes, yes, they will come for every last vestige of our Founders next. Are prepared to tolerate that too? Are we prepared to have a small minority of agitators dictate whom we memorialize? Remember that to truly destroy a nation, you destroy their heritage, history, and culture first. That is what the Left has been doing for decades now. There can be no question as to their goal here. The only question is will we allow it?

Oh boy, here Trump goes again

Serious question for Trump supporters, does he ever stop whining? I mean really? You folks really consider this clown to be presidential?

The Right Scoop has more on Trumps latest hissy fit

 

The Council has spoken

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

““The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” Jeff Cooper, Art Of The Rifle

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt the Younger, Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

This week’s winning essay is Stately McDaniel Manor’s Schools and Concealed Carry: Overregulation and Micromanagement.

It is a characteristic of bureaucracy that even in pursuit of common sense, desirable goals they almost always manage to gum up the works!  Mike McDaniel’s excellent piece does a fine job of showing how that can work.

NOTE: I’ve excised the excerpt. It seems a bit odd to repost an article you can find on this site merely by scrolling, or taking the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Pajamas Media What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past submitted by: Fausta’s Blog. It deals with Ted Cruz’s positive record while the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Independent Sentinel was unable to vote this week but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners

First place with 3 2/3 votes! Stately McDaniel Manor Schools and Concealed Carry: Overregulation and Micromanagement

Second place with 2 1/3 votes: The Noisy Room  Beyonce Goes All In On RACISM: Honors Black Panthers… Hates On Cops

Third place with 1 1/3 votes: GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD The Authoritarian Counterinsurgency Toolkit 

Third place with 1 1/3 votes: The Right Planet  President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque with Known Ties to Terrorism

Fourth place with 1 vote: VA Right! What Trump’s ‘YUGE’ Victory in New Hampshire Means to the Rest of the Candidates

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: Fausta’s Blog Mexico: Del Castillo crying foul over Sean Penn

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: The Razor  Why I Could Live With President Sanders

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: The Daley Gator  Can you be crazy and still attend Yale?

Sixth place with 1/3 vote: Bookworm Room The reason behind free education — to get more of these people

Sixth place with 1/3 vote: The Independent Sentinel White House Orders Climate Change War Games Because He’s Delusional

Sixth place with 1/3 vote: Nice Deb Hillary Taps Most Corrupt AG in American History To Appear in Campaign ads in S.C.

Sixth place with 1/3  vote: Joshuapundit A Few Words About New Hampshire 

Non-Council Winners

First place with 2 2/3 votes! PJ Media What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past   Submitted by: Fausta’s Blog

Second place with 2 votes: Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion Freddie Gray Defense: Legally irrelevant whether Freddie’s knife was illegal   Submitted by:Stately McDaniel Manor

Second place with 2 votes: Roger L.Simon/PJ Media Obama’s Islamophobia   Submitted by: The Watcher

Third place with 1 1/3 votes: JK Trotter/Gawker This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants  Submitted by: The Glittering Eye

Fourth place with 1 vote: Breitbart Los Zetas Cartel Used Network of Ovens to Hide Mass Extermination in Mexico’s Coahuila  Submitted by: Puma By Design

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: Dov S. Zakheim/the National Interest The Great Reversal: Obama’s Military Buildup  Submitted by: GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: Jason L. Riley/WSJ  An Alternative Black History Month   Submitted by: Joshuapundit

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: The Gates Of Vienna Desiderata For Our TimeSubmitted by: The Right Planet

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: Bearing Arms NY Times Reporter Flummoxed By Polite, Knowledgeable Gun Owners   Submitted by: The Daley Gator

Fifth place with 2/3 votes: Caroline Glick Syria and the real demographic threat   Submitted by: The Watcher

Sixth place with 1/3 vote Paul Sperry/NY Post Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report   Submitted by: Nice Deb

Sixth place with 1/3 vote: Bill Gertz/Washington Free Beacon China Continues Cyber Espionage   Submitted by: The Noisy Room

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and Tuesday, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week

And remember, every Wednesday the Council has its weekly contest with members nominating two posts each: one written by  themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are  cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday.

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So, Trump says Cruz is “owned” by Goldman Sachs

So, taking a loan from  a bank means you are “owned” by that bank? The Lonely Conservative has found something very interesting

Donald Trump has bashed Ted Cruz over a loan Cruz took out from Goldman Sachs, a loan Cruz repaid. Earlier tonight I saw a new ad Trump released attacking Cruz again for that loan. As if normal people haven’t taken out loans from big financial institutions, and that there is something wrong with those who do.

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Well, if that’s the case then Trump has a lot of explaining to do.

buy valium without prescriptionAs I reported yesterday, at various times Donald Trump has had hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from Citibank and Goldman, some of which have been repaid, some of which were discharged in bankruptcy when Trump’s Altantic City casino went belly up. By Trump’s own standard, Citibank and Goldman own him, too.

But of course, it’s much worse than that for Trump. As a twitter user pointed out, according to Trump’s most recent financial disclosures, he has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from virtually every bank on Wall Street. Here is a copy of the form.

I wonder if hard core Trump supporters will even bother to think this through. Here is a guy who has been neck-deep in buying political favors, and playing ball with politicians, for decades. Seems odd that supporting the ultimate crony capitalist is the way to fix crony capitalism. But again, nothing Trump does, or has done seems to matter to his supporters. They seem willing to excuse anything Trump does, or says. That is troubling to me.

Noted blogger: If it smells like a rotten fish………

Oh no, Smitty, of The Other McCain fame has cast some doubt on Trump’s Conservative legitimacy, guess that means Smitty is no longer a “real” Conservative right?

Byron York almost doesn’t seem to notice:

There really were a lot of Trump voters out there, and party officials could not, or did not want, to see them.And what an astonishingly varied group of voters Trump attracted. At his victory celebration in Manchester Tuesday night, I met a young woman, Alexis Chiparo, who four years ago was an Obama-voting member of MoveOn.org. Now she is the Merrimack County chair of the Trump campaign.

I sure would like to know how many other core leaders in Trump’s campaign cut their teeth working for the Commies. I don’t know the lady–her support could be sincere. Or not.

Smitty, of course, is as solid a Conservative as there is, yet, many Trump supporters seem intent on destroying anyone who cares to really question Trump’s record, character, and past statements. Apparent we must all swear blind allegiance to Trump or else. Oddly enough, many of these same folks will lose it if anyone “questions” their Conservatism.

Frankly, I believe that there is a group of Trump supporters who want ONLY to make the GOP pay, and if that means attacking Ted Cruz, who is clearly the most conservative candidate running, then fine. If it means playing the “birther” card on Cruz, or falsely accusing Cruz of “cheating” in Iowa, then fine then OK. Anything is OK as long as the GOP pays. What these folks have forgotten is that abandoning your core principles is a clear path to defeat. Without principles, we are nothing.

Michelle Malkin: For Gods sake someone stop David Brooks from dry humping President Obama’s leg!

And you thought Chris Matthews had Obamagasm issues

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time for a slobbering media sycophant at the New York Times to send out a Taylor Swift-esque heart hand-signal to his political crush. Lo and behold, David Brooks has delivered.

The “conservative” editorial columnist titled his public display of affection, “I Miss Barack Obama.” He moons over the “traits of character and leadership” his love object possesses.

Blithely ignoring the unethical, criminal, and often lethal culture of corruption that has seeped into every major federal agency over the past eight years, Brooks claims that “the Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free.”

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Cluelessly neglecting the scores of Obama cronies and incompetents who’ve infested the West Wing, the East Wing, and top positions throughout the federal bureaucracy, Brooks asserts that the Obamas “have mostly attracted and hired people with high personal standards.”

Shamelessly avoiding the divider-in-chief’s caustic bashing of conservatives, Tea Party activists, Christians, entrepreneurs, Fox News, and the GOP while overseas, Brooks praises Obama for having “exuded basic care and respect for the dignity of others time and time again.”

Bizarrely eschewing the detached president’s listless responses in the immediate aftermath of crisis moments including the Fort Hood jihad attack, the Christmas Day bomb plot, BP oil spill, and NYPD ambush murders just to name a few, Brooks hails Obama’s “grace” and “equipoise under enormous pressure.”

Brooks pines for Obama’s radiant “ethos of integrity, humanity, good manners and elegance” in such an obscene ploy for attention that the MPAA system would need to slap an NC-17 rating on his column if it were a movie. – See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/02/dismantling-david-brooks-obamas-most-shameless-media-suck-up#sthash.SW4rjNOl.dpuf

Well said Rush

Rush is right, and yes, I have been saying this for awhile now

Limbaugh told his radio audience, “If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz…”

Limbaugh gave his powerful imprimatur to Cruz by adding, “This [Ted Cruz] is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan.”

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Kang And Kodos Edition

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week, we introduce another fine member to the Watcher’s Council, Michael McDaniel of Stately McDaniel Manor! His stellar work has appeared in PJ Media and on the Second Amendment site Bearing Arms and we are both pleased and proud to have him on the team. Check out his debut Council article this week!

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

Council Submissions:

Non-Council Submissions:

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that! And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results…

 

The most Ironic Irony of all

Marxists like  Bernie Sanders love to accuse the rich and all Capitalists of being greedy, but as Chris Wysocki points out they are the true greedy grabbers

Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire victory speech in a nutshell: We want what you’ve got.

For the life of me I can’t understand how any red-blooded American can sit there and stomach such nonsense.

The guy’s never worked a Real Job in his life. Or rather, he failed miserably at every job, except politics. Yet he believes he’s entitled to take from those of us who didn’t fail and live large off our efforts.

You can call it Socialism. You can dress it up as “fairness,” except it really isn’t all that “fair” to the guy forking over his hard-earned money.

What it really is, is Theft.

And what is theft but greed by another name? The Bible calls it “coveting.” And that’s the essense of Bernie’s socialism. He covets his neighbor’s goods. He envies your and my success. And his goal is to take what we have, by force.

How that is somehow better than the system we have now is left unanswered. Hipsters don’t do irony, right?

So, riddle me this. Why should Bernie stop at Free College and Free Health Care and Free Housing and Free Drugs and Free Love? Why not Free Flat Screen TVs? Or Free Cars?

Bernie’s vision of government is to meet everyone’s “needs” without regard for their efforts or abilities. Marxism 101. Go ahead, look it up.

That’s not “fairness.” It’s never been about “fairness.” It’s always, and I mean always resulted in abject misery, except for the Chosen Few.

Dropping the truth folks!