The paranoid delusions of yet another anti-gun nut was put on full display at a Florida Walmart on Tuesday, when a man legally carrying his firearm was attacked as he was in the parking lot of the store.
Michael Foster apparently caught a glimpse of 62-year-old Clarence Daniels’ holstered firearm that was under his coat and felt the need to take matters into his own hands. Coming up behind Daniels, Foster put him into a choke-hold and wrestled him to the ground, while yelling out, “THIS MAN HAS A GUN!”
While the two men struggled, Daniels yelled back that he had a permit to legally carry his gun. After police arrived on the scene, they quickly learned that Foster didn’t call 911 or alert store security over his concern before he decided to attack the man. Realizing that Daniels posed no threat and was legally carrying his weapon, the officers arrested Foster at the scene, charging him with battery for attacking a law-abiding gun owner.
Obviously, if you’re going to conceal carry you should make sure that your weapon is fully concealed; however, it’s absolutely absurd that a man would tackle someone after seeing someone’s holstered firearm without first assessing the situation or notifying the authorities. Unfortunately, the liberal media is brainwashing people like Foster on a daily basis into believing someone with a firearm is a threat. With an abundance of misinformed idiots out there like Foster, it is better for everyone if these types of situations can be avoided all together.
Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few things to say about Hollywood privilege Tuesday night.
In a highly emotional Q&A session for the premiere of “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg, sitting with Marcus Luttrell, the celebrated former Navy SEAL whom the highly anticipated film is based on, laid out the stark differences between what actors and soldiers go through.
“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the – I don’t give a f*** what you did. You don’t do what these guys did,” Wahlberg said after the “Lone Survivor” screening, according to The Wrap.
“For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How f***ing dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours,” he continued.
Wahlberg’s comments came after statements widely attributed to Tom Cruise went viral, in which Cruise appeared to compare shooting movies on location to serving in Afghanistan with regard to being away from his daughter. Wahlberg didn’t name Cruise, and Cruise didn’t actually make the comparison: an attorney made the suggestion, and as TMZ later reported, Cruise said, “Oh come on.”
But Wahlberg made no bones about the fact that the effort behind filmmaking isn’t in the same universe as what soldiers have to endure.
“I don’t give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f***ing chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is,” he said.
Wahlberg then mentioned Luttrell by name, honoring his and all soldiers’ service to America, while placing what he himself does in stark contrast.
“I trained for four-and-a-half years, and I was ‘The Fighter’ and… f*** all that. It really means nothing,” Walberg said. “I love Marcus for what he’s done, and I’m a very lucky guy to do what I do, and I’m proud to have been part of it, but it’s just so much bigger than what I do.”
If there was any endorsement of the job he and the other actors for “Lone Survivor,” Wahlberg said it was all about the details and making sure the film was authentic.
Director Peter Berg “would never let any one of us forget about what was important in the course of making the movie and whether it was Marcus or the other SEAL guys,” Wahlberg said.
“If they saw something that didn’t ring true, I don’t care if it was going to be the biggest stunt sequence in the movie, they would cut, call bulls***, and grab all of us by the f***ing back of the neck and say, ‘No, do it this way, and do it right and make it real,’ and if you don’t, it’s a problem. I was really proud to be a part of that.”
Here’s a partial clip of Wahlberg’s comments (Warning: potentially offensive language ahead…)
A more placid Wahlberg at the AFI event discussing the broader implications of “Lone Survivor,” particularly in regard to how freedom is appreciated:
John Allison, a 41-year-old Potsdam man, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly masturbated with a stick of pepperoni at a local grocery store – then put the food product back on the shelf for others to enjoy.
According to New York state police, Allison entered the Hannaford Grocery store at St. Lawrence Plaza, grabbed a stick of pepperoni, and proceeded to rub his penis against it.
After satisfying himself, Allison placed the pepperoni back on the shelf and attempted to exit the store.
A loss prevention officer who witnessed the act over surveillance video called police and provided them with video of what had transpired.
Allison was charged with public lewdness and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He is currently being held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.
The most telling line in President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday to students in Jerusalem was his plea for Palestinian statehood on the basis of “fairness”: “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own,” he said.
Sixty-five years ago, the Jews and Arabs of Palestine had an equal opportunity to achieve statehood. The Jews took that opportunity, and declared Israel’s independence. The Arabs chose not to take that opportunity, and attacked Israel instead.
After the 1948 war, Israel absorbed hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab lands, but Arab states refused to integrate Palestinian refugees. In the decades that followed, the Arab states and Palestinian leadership refused to seize opportunities for peace, waging war instead.
So the reason a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own – whether Palestine, or the state in which her grandparents settled – is entirely due to the decisions made by Palestinian leaders. Today, many Palestinian children are being raised to hate, so that they can repeat the same terrible mistakes.
Is that “fair”? Yes – unless the only thing “fairness” measures is what people have today, not how they earned it.
Obama is wedded to the false ideal of “equality of outcomes.” No matter how many wonderful things he says about Israel – whether acknowledging the religious and historic connections of Jews to the land, or the Zionist achievement in building a new society long before the Holocaust – that false idea is his undoing.
The fact that his remarks were applauded by an audience of Israeli students merely confirms that many Israelis, too share the same bad idea. Israeli politics may be dominated by conservative parties, and the Israeli economy may enjoy a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, but Israeli society is markedly socialist. In 2011, the country was seized by “social justice” protests that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets.
The left – in the U.S. and in Israel, too – rejects equality of opportunity for equality of outcomes, refusing to hold people responsible for their choices. As a result, people who make bad choices are reinforced in their bad behavior.
The fact that Palestinians are rewarded lavishly with money and goodwill, time and again, for rejecting of peace with Israel (and statehood for themselves) merely encourages their leaders to keep saying “no.”
The mainstream media are treating President Obama’s remark as if it were a profound statement of wisdom and insight, a message that had to go over the heads of Israel’s leaders and directly to the country’s youth in order to create the change that is needed. In fact, he revealed his own foolishness, and his ideological rigidity.
In 2008, Obama told ABC News’ Charlie Gibson that he would raise capital gains taxes even if doing so brought less revenue to the federal government “for purposes of fairness.” Hence his refusal, over the past four-plus years, to take budget deficits seriously as he pursued tax hikes that have damaged the U.S. economy.
His remarks in Jerusalem apply the same illogic to international affairs.
Obama wants Israel to make deep concessions to the Palestinians, even if those concessions might make matters worse (see the Oslo peace process), because doing so would be “fair.”
The students in the audience cheered. Many of them will grow out of such notions after they graduate.
Not so President Barack Obama, for whom “fairness” has become a governing philosophy. America and Israel – and the Palestinians, too – are poorer for it.
This morning Boehner told ABC that he absolutely trusts Obama, that there is no issue there:
How in the world could Boehner say something so idiotic. Obama is a pathological liar and has been for as long as we’ve known about him. Boehner himself has gotten burned from Obama lying to the American public over and over to force Boehner’s hand of compromise. Ugh. This is another reason Boehner needs to go.
But on the flip side of this interview, Boehner is getting a bad rap for his comments on the debt crisis. What Boehner said above is that we don’t have a debt crisis over us now, but we’ve got one coming that we must do something about. And he’s right. But he isn’t agreeing with Obama on the debt crisis. As he points out, Obama believes we don’t need to do anything to even avert a looming debt crisis. Boehner says that’s entirely wrong and we do need to reform our entitlements before this looming debt crisis hits us.
So to be fair to Boehner, while he is a terrible Speaker and needs to go, he’s not wrong in what he said on the debt crisis.
Even Paul Ryan agrees:
Cocaine can be a strange mistress.
Cops responded to several calls on Feb. 24th about a nude dude running through a Crestview apartment complex. One caller reported the naked man tried to get inside her car as she and her young child drove by, according to an arrest report by the Crestview Police Department.
As a responding officer approached, he saw the man lying on the grass near a building. The man, later ID’d as Quanta’e Levonne Powell, 21, seemed to be “very agitated” and kept screaming and yelling about cocaine then got up and jumped on the hood of the patrol car, according to the arrest affidavit.
When asked what was going on, Powell allegedly told the cop “I love cocaine” and ‘fessed up to doing some coke. He also told another officers who had arrived on the scene thet he “loved cocaine” and “needed more,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Powell then got off the ground and began to run towards the front of the complex, turned around and ran back towards the officer, doing a “head-first slide on his stomach” near the officer, the affidavit stated.
As the officer tried to handcuff Powell due to safey concerns, Powell reportedly rolled on his back and kicked the officer.
That act, along with refusing to be cooperative and fleeing from the officer agian, earned Powell a tase… twice, the record showed.
Another officer found a pair of camouflage pants and other clothing on the ground nearby which contained some pot, a North Carolina Identification Card, a Georgia Driver’s License and a Visa credit card – all with Powell’s name on them, the report stated.
Powell was charged with Resising an Officer-Obstruction without Violence after being released from a hospital.