Tired of backing the wrong side yet?

It seems to me that two of the hallmarks of the far left loons’ party that the democrats have become is their abject hypocrisy on whatever subject of the day, and their complete contempt for the American people and what made this country great. It seems that they always seem to be backing the wrong side of the discussion, and then going back later trying to rewrite history to prove their point. There are so many cases of this that I could probably fill a 100,000 word book with examples, so I will only give a few here, in sort of a stream-of-consciousness format.

First, the far left socialist/communists, who also appear to be stage managing the mainstream media, seem to want to side with anyone or anything over President Trump. They were so convinced that he was going to lose the election that they were marginalizing his supporters and calling them “Deplorables.” They are unable to report anything positive that he has done, even though he has done a world of good undoing a lot of the damage that they were perpetrating. So to discredit him, they will line up with whatever group he is opposing, and belittle groups he supports.

The most recent of these is the ultra-violent El Salvadoran street gang called MS-13. you might recognize them as the guys who have their entire face tattooed. President Trump referred to them as “animals.” The media and the democrats kicked the fake news machinery to maximum warp to misinterpret his statements, saying wrongly that it was said about all illegal immigrants. However, he very clearly meant it about MS-13, a gang who’s motto is “Kill, Rape, Control.” In one murder in Maryland, “The victim had been stabbed over one-hundred times, decapitated, dismembered, and his heart had been excised from his chest and thrown into the grave.” In another, two girls had been beaten to death with bats, then their bodies hacked into unrecognizability with machetes. And then, in court, they smile and laugh and wave the the victims’ families when their deeds are read out. They sound like animals to me…

But what do democrats and the media do? They side with MS-13 over the President. One liberal writer said he would rather have his (non-existent) daughter date a member of MS-13 than a Republican. And here are a few other absolutely ridiculous responses:

  • Nancy Pelosi, the “passionately pro-abortion California representative” who has been banned from receiving Holy Communion by the Catholic Church for her abortion views said “We believe — some of us who are attracted to the political arena, to government and public service — that we are all God’s children, there is a spark of divinity among every person on earth, and that we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person and as we recognize our responsibilities with that spark of divinity within us.” So these violent, satanic gang murderers who support child rape have more of a “spark of divinity” than a child in utero? I fear your moral compass doesn’t exactly point north, Nancy, and your self-serving is showing.
  • Ana Navarro, CNN commentator said that Trump was in very bad company, because he called MS-13 animals, and implied that calling anyone an animal was wrong. She apparently forgot (though the Internet did not) that in October, 2016, she said of then-candidate Trump, “He is an animal. Apologies to animals.” Hypocrite much?

In addition to their supporting MS-13, they support illegal immigration. Dick Durbin, D-IL, a US Senator, says he is working “full time” for the rights of illegal aliens in the U.S. Now correct me if I am wrong, but as a US Senator, isn’t your job to work full time for the citizens of your constituency?

Then there was their love fest with North Korea and Kim Jong Un. Note that Kim has had people, including family members, executed in gruesome ways.

  • Had his uncle killed by starving wild dogs;
  • Had his half brother killed by spraying VX nerve agent in his face;
  • Has had prisoners killed by being shot with anti-aircraft artillery;

His people are eating dirt, leaves and bugs, while he has caviar and champagne with Dennis Rodman. He sent a comatose Otto Warmbier home in a coma, only to die when he got home. But people on the far left seem to think that he is a better leader than Donald J. Trump. Really? Why don’t you relocate there? I’ll help you pack.

And in the middle east, the left has embraced such “fine and upstanding” organizations as Hamas, Iran and the Palestinian Authority, who’s entire charter is to wipe Israel off of the face of the earth. They use car bombs, people in bomb vests, firebombs attached to kites, rockets hidden in the basement of hospitals, then call Israel out when they respond. Donald Trump is very pro-Israel, even moving our embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. This “irritated” Hamas and company…What did our politicians, who have been promising to do this for the last 3 or 4 presidents, say?

  • House and senate democrats claimed it was “dangerous and reckless” even though they have been calling for it for many years.
  • Hamas stepped up their attacks on Israel, then they and the media blamed Trump for the attacks and the Palestinian casualties.
  • The media used the situation to smear the Trump administration for weeks.

And what about organizations that Americans are in favor of? Well, they are enemies of the left. Like the National Rifle Association. It was founded by Northern generals to train freed blacks to handle firearms to protect themselves from the KKK. These days, they are held complicit for every shooting incident, even though the number of mass shootings perpetrated by NRA members remains at exactly zero. Yet, while democrats everywhere are embracing Hamas and Al Queda and the like, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says that the NRA is “just shy of being a terrorist organization.” Because they promote gun rights and uphold the Second Amendment for Americans. So their good name is dragged through the mud after each and every incident, along with anyone who supports them, or supports gun ownership for American citizens.

So the left, specifically the far left appears to be embracing the wrong sides of all of the discussions, and are trying to spin it to make them appear in the right. That will wind up exacting a high price at some point in the future.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

— Isaiah 5:20

Do you still know everything? Doesn’t look like it.

Okay, I’ll admit it. Emma Gonzalez really pisses me off. A friend of mine had a button once that said

Kids! Tired of listening to your stupid parents? Get out, get your own place and get a job. Do it now, while you still know everything.

Emma Gonzalez, like David Hogg, is always speaking from a place of sanctimonious self-righteousness based on complete ignorance…And stage managed by adults who, like them, are devoid of facts in the discussion. They then proceed to argue passionately based on the emotions of the subject. Here are a few things that Gonzales said…

It’s just cheaper to take away the guns that aren’t imperative to living in America. You don’t need an AR-15 to protect yourself in bed from a robber at night.

First of all, made you to be the supreme arbiter of weapons needs in America? You can’t differentiate between weapon types (revolver, semi-automatic, automatic, etc), you have already disqualified yourself as an expert witness. So why are you qualified to make the determination what weapon I need for self defense? And is it “cheaper” to take them away from everyone, when, by far, the number of defensive uses of the AR and AK platforms far, far outweigh their nefarious uses. The problem is that the media disingenuously plasters a single shooting all over the news for weeks, while defensive uses go unmentioned. And you are part of the problem, because you and your ilk are guilty of politicizing you and your handlers’ political agenda. You know, “never let a tragedy go to waste”? Here are just a few examples of where an AR-15 was successfully used for home defense:

Please note that in every one of the articles, there were more than one armed perpetrator, not a single robber. In fact, in the third article, the Florida home invasion, seven individuals broke in. And in the fourth, it was a drive-by shooting. Since miss Gonzalez feels that all semi-automatics should be banned and confiscated, that means you would be facing seven guys with a six shooter. Your chances of survival go down in a case like that. But by her logic, if you have to survive by owning an AR-15, you don’t deserve to survive. She went on to say:

You don’t need an AR-15 to have fun at a shooting range. Go join the Army if you want to have fun shooting off a weapon, and serve your f**king country. Excuse my language.

She uses that phrase “you don’t need” an awful lot. Again, who are you to make decisions for me? I happen to find shooting an enjoyable pastime, and I am not going to stop just because it makes you feel uncomfortable. And, missy, I did serve my country. But I bet you aren’t willing to give veterans a pass for that. You will come up with some other excuse, maybe PTSD, as a reason to disqualify us from owning my rifle, even though we are the most qualified to use them.

Finally, and since I have covered this point before, I will only touch on it. Last month, she said

Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.

Point 1: You don’t even know the difference between semi-automatic and automatic weapons. The AR-15 functions in the same way as most handguns on the market. One trigger squeeze sends one bullet downrange. As opposed to a burst mode, which fires a certain number of rounds per trigger pull, 3 or 5 for example, or fully automatic, in which each trigger pull continues to fire until a) you release the trigger, b) the weapon runs out of ammunition, or c) some mechanical failure (like overheating) keeps it from continuing. You would know this if you had ever gone to a range or taken a gun safety course yourself.

Point 2: You cannot arbitrarily and unilaterally decide to take guns away. Neither can Congress or the President. It is illegal. There is this document of laws in this country called the Constitution of the United States. In this document, there is a law called the Second Amendment, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms. So no matter how much you want to, how much you grit your teeth and stamp your feet and hold your breath, you can’t just magically make them disappear. Unfortunately, there are many in Congress who have as shallow a grasp on civics as you do, who think that they can impose a mandatory gun buyback and then prosecute anyone who doesn’t play along.

Point 3: Background checks will not work. You say background checks as if they were some magic talisman. The shooter at your own school should have had a background check to get a gun.

Point 4: Banning the production of high capacity magazines? I know I have said it before, but the fact that all of these people are reading from the same copybook. I shouldn’t have to repeat myself, but the AR-15/M-16 has been shipping with 30 round magazines for coming up on 50 years. That makes them standard capacity magazines. In addition, the school shooter in your school was using 10 round magazines, because that is all that would fit in his backpack.

If you look at guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), their documentation says:

In paragraph 3.1 under requirements and testing standards we read…

DHS and its components have a requirement for a 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.

Isn’t that inconvenient for the gun control politicians? In requirement paragraph 3.9.10, they find a need for a 30-round magazine.

The action shall be capable of accepting all standard NATO STANAG 20 and 30 round M16 magazines (NSN 1005-00-921-5004) and Magpul 30 round PMAG (NSN 1005-01-576-5159). The magazine well shall be designed to allow easy insertion of a magazine.

All of the things that make an AR-15 useful to the Department of Homeland Security make them exceptionally useful for home defense. The AR-15 rifles that are available to ordinary citizens are not select fire. They have most of the same valuable qualities desired by the DHS.

So, as usual, the Parkland kids, at the behest of their handlers, are talking out of their collective kiesters about subjects they know zip about. You are embarrassing yourself with your prolonged temper tantrum. School shootings subsequent to yours have proven over and over again that a good guy with a gun trumps all of the legislation in the world. And if your school resource officer had not been a coward, and if your sheriff had not been incompetent, perhaps most or all of your classmates would still be alive.

Back to your roots…

Somehow, some way, I received an email from the GOP asking my opinion about what they can do to win the elections in November. My immediate thoughts were so simple it is almost ridiculous. They need to return to their roots, bring in some of the old guard philosophies, and stop trying to “toe the party line”.

I’m sure I’ve posted about this before, I believe that the GOP / Republican party has been perverted so far beyond what they once were, that for them to retain the name is pretty much disingenuous. They are no longer the “conservatives” that represent the masses who align with conservative values regarding to application of law. Those of us who are fiscally conservative, and socially liberal (I might even go so far as socially ambiguous), don’t necessarily agree with the NeoCON’s in office today.

You see, historically, being a conservative politician meant that you were conservative in your creation and application of laws. I know, I’ve harped on this before, but it seems as though I need to say it again. Our country was founded on the principals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The second word there, liberty, was a guiding light of the old guard, but has seemingly been forgotten but the modern republican.

The modern republican seems to believe that being conservative has more to do with your social and moral values, which really have very little business being in government. Social and moral values may guide your decisions when creating and voting on laws, but creating and voting on laws that impede liberty for the sake of sanctimony is what continues to drive the divide in this country.

The more I open my eyes to the majority, the more I see most people are moderates, whether they be “liberal” or “conservative”. I have come to find that most of what I hear or see in the main stream media is from the vocal minority and is not representative of the masses (I know my animosity shows here). This is not something I’ve come by by sitting in an echo chamber, but instead by opening my eyes, ears, and mind to those with seemingly differing opinions. We’re not all that different after all. We just want to be treated fairly even if we don’t share the same values.

So, to any politician who may come across this, if you want my opinion on how to come out ahead and possibly convert voters of the other party to come to your side, err on the side of liberty. This was the stance of the republicans years ago, but there is nothing to say that the democrats can’t borrow a page from this playbook.

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.  – John Locke

A Bad Weekend for Gun Grabbers

The gun grabbers’ narrative in America took four punches in the spuds this weekend, even though you probably won’t see it on mainstream media. It still speaks volumes and is worth considering.

  1. Mass stabbing in France leaves 1 dead, 4 injured – Witnesses reported that the perpetrator was screaming allah ackbar. ISIS later claimed responsibility.
  2. Entire Family Of ISIS-Linked Suicide Bombers Blows Up 3 Churches In Indonesia – An entire family, including pre-teen girls blew themselves up in churches.
  3. Four men charged in acid attack in London – Apparently, we had it all wrong. Mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered “stop and frisks” and police have been confiscating scissors, pliers, screwdrivers, and the like. You know, tools that people need to do their jobs. And because all of the other crime in London has been solved (well, except for stabbings that outstrip New York, an acid attack every few days, and so forth), the mayor has also decided to propose a ban on…(wait for it, oh wait for it)…junk food advertisements.
  4. Mass shooting in Australia leaves 7 dead – That’s right, Australia. Poster child for the liberal gun grabbers’ schemes. Example to the world of how to take away guns. “But, but they had a mandatory gun buy-back program…Where would they have gotten guns to shoot each other???”

Here are a couple of news flashes for you, folks. Point one, your gun grabs are not going to work. All they are going to do is to leave the people you least want armed with guns in their hands…Gangs, terrorists, the mentally ill, and the like. The rest of us will be a country full of victims. But don’t worry about it, the police are here to protect you…As long as you forget the fact that these same police organizations and government agencies dropped the ball on more than one shooter. The Broward county sheriff’s office was called to the Parkland shooter’s house somewhere north of 35 times, and the FBI was called on him several times as well. The church shooter in Sutherland Springs, TX, should not have had a firearm, but the US Air Force did not pass on the fact that he was a domestic abuser to the FBI to flag him in the NICS background checks. It would also position the police to abuse their power on a disarmed society. See also, the Sturmabteilung (brown shirts) and Gestapo in Nazi Germany, the NKVD (Stalin’s secret police) in Soviet Russia, or the Stazi in East Germany, and the Venezuelan secret police, for a few examples.

Point two, assault is a behavior, not a device. Calling an AR-15 an “assault weapon” shows your ignorance regarding firearms and also shows that you will shamelessly use emotion to get your way. You cannot call it an assault rifle, because there is an official definition of the term. Including the ability to use automatic fire. Then again, a lot of gun grabbers use the terms interchangeably. In one interview, they will refer to them as assault weapons, assault rifles, and machine guns, which is disingenuous at best, and an outright lie to garner sympathy at best. So given that assault is a behavior, if I throw hot coffee on a coworker, or a rock at my neighbor, that would be assault. And by definition, the coffee or the rock would be the assault weapon. In essence, anything can be an assault weapon, including fists or feet or your noggin, if you chose to head butt someone. Or how about a truck rented from Home Depot? So, gun grabbers and the media, to stop selectively picking and choosing the objects which you refer to as assault weapons. You are trying to force a non-existent narrative that fits your worldview.

Also, please stop calling the AR-15 or the civilian model AK-47 a weapon of war. It makes you sound stupid. I have been in the military, and no one I have spoken to with military experience would take an AR-15 into combat against a formed enemy. Against irregular troops, maybe, but not against an organized army. Give me an M-16 or an M-4, thank you.

The final point is that it is not a gun problem or a knife problem. It is a heart problem. People, left to their own devices, are selfish, self-centered, and lust after their own gain. They would lie, cheat, steal, and yes, even kill if it suited them. It’s not too far of a stretch to find people that would just as soon hurt or maim or kill total strangers around them for no reason. And it doesn’t take a gun. In the first three cases, it took a knife, a bomb vest, and acid. And the fourth case, the absolute poster child for gun grabs everywhere…failed. It wasn’t the gun, it wasn’t the acid. It wasn’t the knife, and it wasn’t the bomb vest. It was the hearts of these people that thought so little of human life, or so little of differing opinions to theirs, that spilling a little blood, or causing a little disfigurement to make a point made sense to them.

In a larger sense, it is the way the norms in our society are being twisted. Extremist views are being accepted, while “traditional” ways of thinking are not tolerated, and those that hold those views are harassed or marginalized. Christians are starting to see harassment in the United States, though it is not nearly as bad as the persecution in other areas of the world, where declaring your Christian faith is a death sentence. However, holding a Christian worldview and Godly beliefs these days in the U.S. automatically makes you an enemy of the far leftist. Your beliefs are an anathema to them, and in some places like California, they are working on legislating a ban of Christian books, up to, and possibly including the Bible, as well as being told you need to “evolve.”

But that’s okay. If the gun-grabbers are allowed to come and take your guns, all of this will work out. It worked out in Nazi Germany…It worked out in Soviet Russia…It worked out in Maduro’s Venezuela. Trust them.

Yeah, right.

Exposing the Revolution

I am Locutus…of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service…us.

It seems as if the far left, progressive, socialist/communist social justice warriors have turned into the Borg from Star Trek. As I stated from an earlier post, the liberal writers of Star Trek: Discovery seemed to want to turn the Federation into a Borg-like entity. The racist, isolationist, xenophobic Klingons don’t want to join the Federation? Then we will start a war with them and club them into submission.

This is also happening in our society. If you look at the SJW-types, they claim tolerance, and pretend to accept all viewpoints, there is a huge asterisk on this view, and that is that they tolerate all viewpoints…As long as you agree with them. If you do not, then you are marginalized, demonized, protested against, lied about, and attacked, verbally and in some cases, physically.

So you have the SJWs attempting to fundamentally change the society. If you read the Founding Fathers’ documents, the United States was founded as a Christian country. Then, along came the social justice movement with the seeming intent of setting everything on it’s head, and forcing everyone to conform to their new order. They promoted homosexuality as a movement, then targeted those that disagreed with it. Live and let live was not enough. Gay couples would seek out Christian bakers or venues to cater their weddings, and using the courts to force those that disagreed to either give their implicit (if forced) support, or go out of business.

You also now have the so-called incels (“involuntary celibates”), an online subculture of resentful men who can’t find sex. As a personal side note, this is one of the reasons, I believe, that God only authorized sex within a framework of love and caring. Even a New York Times columnist said that the “sexual revolution has resulted in the decay of human relationships and a underclass of losers.” Last month, an “incel” in Toronto, Canada, drove a van down a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people, and injuring another 16. A post on his facebook page called for an “incel revolution,” because, you see, incels believe they are entitled to sex with high-value women. This is not about being able to find a wife, someone to love and cherish and spend your life with, this is about finding an object for sex, and a sense of building resentment when they can’t find someone of their standards to sleep with. To use a rampant stereotype, the 30 year old, living in his mom’s basement, with Cheetos-stained fingers who believe he deserves to have a supermodel… And if they don’t get one, they threaten to turn violent.

Then it was the “transgender” movement. Most people know that there are two genders, male, that has an X and a Y chromosome, and female, who have two X chromosomes. But social justice dictates that this has to be turned on it’s head. On one front, a person can allegedly change genders by how they are feeling at the moment. Then, they claim that there are in excess of 120 different genders. But then, they try to guilt the people around them. They claim that hetero people (specifically men, because in the eyes of SJWs, men represent all evils in the world) are “transphobic” because they “don’t want to date a woman with a penis.” Well, in the view of most people in America, a woman with a penis is not a woman. So the transgenders seem have painted themselves into a corner. (Please note that I am a straight male, so my next statement may be talking out my blowhole.) Gay and lesbians are probably not going to want a lover with the opposite sex’s plumbing. And I feel safe in saying that a straight man would not want a “woman” with a penis, and a straight woman would not want a “man” with a vagina. So they entertain themselves by wishing they could take away the freedom of choice, and forcing straight people to date them.

So all in all, the SJWs of the left want to take every bit of your free will and make you do their bidding. And if they have their way, and if they have the government, they will use that to club you into submission. This is why we need to stand together and fight the encroachment on our freedoms. If you listen carefully to the rhetoric, you will hear things like “We don’t like your Christianity, we will take that away from you,” “Your guns make us feel uncomfortable. We will take that too,” “Your life choices don’t make us happy, you will conform,” or “Your masculinity is toxic. We will feminize and homogenize you.”

Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service…us.

How dare he!?!

Kanye West seems to have become a member of a growing cadre of, in the words of LTC Allen B. West, “runaway slaves from the liberal plantation.” How dare he think independently, follow conservative commentators like Candace Owens, Allen West, Alfonzo Rachel and others. How dare he think for himself and analyze the facts instead of being spoon fed lies by the liberal left. Shame on you.

I say these things in jest. I have been called an Uncle Tom, a “disgrace to my race” an “Oreo” (black on the outside, white on the inside), not black enough, and various other names through my life because I have leaned to the right…I had a black coworker tell me that I was a disgrace to my race because I didn’t vote for the previous president, and never had.

If I sound a little angry, it’s because I am. And I know I have said it before (see also, my my March 1, 2017 post), but it bears repeating. And the saddest part is that I shouldn’t have to repeat it every year, but nothing changes. I’m tired of being hit over the head by blacks with their faux-facts, for believing history. When I hear them claim that the Democrats and the Republicans “switched sides” and that now the evil Republicans are a bunch of racists, and the Democrats are protecting the interests of Blacks. Except that is not the way it is. After the civil war, Blacks were almost entirely Republicans. However the majority of Southerners were Democrats. In fact, Abraham Lincoln did not carry a single southern state running for president.

Jim Crow laws were enacted by most Democratic legislatures to impose segregation on blacks. This ran from the 1870s to 1965.

The Ku Klux Klan was also an invention of the Democrats. The History channel has an article that states:

Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders.

Not only that, but blacks switched parties in the 1920s, during the Great Depression. So it came down to starvation during the depression or voting for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. So they began voting Democrat as a matter of survival.

Fast forward to 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Performer John Legend, in his ongoing war of words with Kanye, said that Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson, a southern Democrat, signed the bill into law. This is true, but a bit disingenuous. What he didn’t say was that if it were not for the Republicans in Congress, and if Congressional Democrats had had their way, the Act would never have passed. Highlights of that include Senator Al Gore, Sr. (D-TN) filibustering against the Act, as well as KKK Grand Kleagle, Senator Robert Byrd voted against it. In fact, by party, the Democrats were between 60 and 69% voting for the Act, whereas the Republicans voted consistently in the 80-82% range for passage. Since the Democrats were in the majority, they would have voted it down were it not for the majority of Republicans voting yea on it.

So now, Kanye is making these points, and telling blacks that they need to think for themselves. Welcome to the Underground Railroad, Kanye. And blacks still on the plantation are losing their minds. Congresswoman “Mad Max” Waters is telling him to shut up and quit “speaking out of turn.” Which, to me, is a way of saying that she can’t fight the facts, so she is reduced to telling him to sit down and shut up. Kanye’s point that blacks are more offended by his wearing a MAGA hat than dead kids in the liberal, anti-gun, freedom-sucking wasteland that is Chicago is right on the money. These are the same people that labeled Charles Barkley a “black white supremacist” because he had the temerity to state that blacks should “stop worrying about statues and concentrate on not killing each other and getting an education.”

Additionally, a rapper connected with Snoop Dogg has urged the crips to attack Kanye for the sin of supporting Trump. This is a case of the left silencing dissenters at it’s very best.

And in addition to alienating and doing their dead level best to excoriate free (thinking) blacks, the Social Justice Warriors also believe that doing anything while white is a crime against humanity…Even drawing breath. In fact, your mother should have drowned you for daring to be white. This is ridiculous, especially since it is primarily white people that think this way. They bow and scrape and genuflect as they perpetually apologize for their so-called “white privilege” between calling out other whites for their sin of whiteness. It is as if calling out another white person pays part of your penance for your own whiteness.

Meanwhile, the SJWs can’t see, or more likely don’t care that categorizing and putting people groups in boxes and then treating them differently based on that is the very definition of racism and sexism.  “You’re black. We need to give you a handout, because if you got a hand up, you might raise yourself out of the muck and mire and not need us any more.” Or how about “I’m a woke feminist, and I as long as I resist Trump, I can fat shame other women, as long as their views differ from mine. And I choose to ignore the real plights of women around the world.”

SJWs want to label those of us who are free thinkers and come to a conclusion different from theirs with all of their -isms? They want to scream “cultural appropriation” if anyone does anything that even vaguely resembles another culture? I think they need to look in a mirror, as their behavior is more likely to belittle those around them. Instead, they need to mind their own business, instead of seeing how far they can stick their noses in ours. As I have been editing this post, a line from the song Sunshine (Go Away Today) kept ringing in my head:

He can’t even run his own life, I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine…

‘Nuff said.

Cherry picking your tragedies…

Ironic, isn’t it? On Friday, April 20, a 19 year old former student at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, walked into the school with a shotgun hidden in a guitar case. It was a strangely parallel scenario to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, in which the sheriff pointed fingers at pro-gun advocates, the NRA, Dana Loesch, while the School Resource Officer (SRO) hid behind his car, and the federal government was alerted and ignored it. However, in this case, the SRO,  Deputy Jimmy Long, was on scene and apprehended the shooter in 3 minutes, with a single non life threatening ankle injury.

On April 22, a 29 year old man shot and killed four people in a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. Of course, the media did not cover the former…But they had the latter all over the news. Why? Because the former did not fit the leftist narrative that guns are dangerous, and having guns in the hands of good guys doesn’t matter. Meanwhile, the angry teenagers from the Douglas high school shooting, specifically Emma Gonzalez, jumped right on twitter after the Tennessee shooting. She tweeted,

Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.

Where to begin with this… She is now calling for the confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons. First of all, confiscation? Confiscation? Stepping on the rights of the entirety of America to satisfy their political agenda? And what is the waiting period she refers to? “Until hell freezes over”? David Hogg says that adults “don’t know how to use democracy.” Hey, here’s a news flash, We don’t live in a democracy, we live in a Republic. That means that the Constitution limits the power of a Republic, and keeps chuckleheaded ideas like “lets take all the guns away” from passing by majority (or mob rule)…Plus, currently, the majority of Americans don’t want to surrender their guns. In their leftist worldview, they think anyone that disagrees with them is beneath contempt, and their vote shouldn’t count. Like dictators in communist countries that “win” elections by landslide votes.

Also, it has been proven that none of her measures work. Gun confiscation is not going to work (and probably foment a civil war), extended background checks is nothing more than a way to list where the guns are, so that they can go and collect them later (as happened in Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and the like). Buying age does not need to be adjusted. Most mass shootings are performed by people over the age of 21. Finally, magazine sizes do not matter. The shooter in her own school was using 10 round magazines. Plus it has been proven that shooting using 1 30 round magazine, a 20 and a 10 round magazine, or 3 10 round magazines is within seconds to put 30 rounds downrange.

She also tweeted that

The FBI defines a mass shooting as 4 people killed (not including the shooter). Mass shootings occur in churches, in schools, at concerts, in waffle houses – just about anywhere. Except in other countries.

Everything in that statement is true…Well, except for the facts. As it turns out, the US is not even in the top 5 mass shooting of all time. Here is a list of the top 10:

  1.  Egyptian Mosque Attack, 2017, 305+ deaths
  2.  Kenya College Attack, 2015, 148 deaths
  3.  Pakistan School Massacre, 2014, 141 deaths
  4.  Paris Attacks, 2015, 130 deaths
  5.  Norway Attacks, 2011, 67 deaths
  6.  Kenya Shopping Mall Attack, 2013, 67 deaths
  7.  Las Vegas shooting, 2017, 58 deaths
  8.  South Korea Shooting, 1982, 56 deaths
  9.  Orlando Nightclub Shooting, 2016, 49 deaths
  10.  Sousse Beach (Tunisia) Mass Shooting, 2015, 38 deaths

From the “well there’s your problem” department, she used CNN as her source. Personally, I would need independent verification if CNN stated that water was wet. As you see from the list, only two of the top ten mass shootings occurred in the United States. So tell me again, Emma, why is it you want to take guns?

The irony of it is that places that have implemented the same kind of strict gun control is rife with abuse. You either have, as we do in this country, cities that are controlled by democrats, that, even though they have draconian gun laws, have an out-of-control gun violence problem. Places like Chicago, where there are areas where the police fear to tread, like Baltimore, like areas of Los Angeles, and the like. And this is why these stories are not reported by the mainstream media, who has kept the Parkland shooting alive on the news, while ignoring more recent shootings that don’t fit their narrative, and also ignoring the shootings in these liberal controlled cities. David Hogg says that they “have to use their white privilege to highlight their plight to point it out for people in the inner city

The other option is that the police and the government lord it over a disarmed populace. Places from history, like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and Communist Venezuela. The police and the strong-arm government use their absolute ownership of all of the firearms, can use them to form a “brute squad” that can take everything of value from the citizens. Is that the type of dystopian future that the left want? That they are trying to brainwash today’s youth into accepting? They brainwashed the last two generations or so into abdicating their parental rights to teach their children right from wrong and instead placing career and entertainment and their own lives ahead of teaching their kids morals and life lessons…Which left a vacuum into which the liberal education system swooped. And the result of the school systems’ indoctrination machine are kids like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, who demand that we observe their rights, while requiring us to give up our rights and our guns. So what should we do? Ignore them. They seem to think they know how government works, but in their flawed worldview, they think that they get their own way, and anyone who disagrees with them can be ignored. That’s not the way democratic republic works. So what should we, the American citizen do?

If a man neglects to enforce his rights, he cannot complain, if, after a while, the law follows his example.

         –Oliver Wendell Holmes

A note to the angry young Floridians

Darlings of the liberal media? Heroes of the Revolution? Or just Spoiled Brats Throwing a Temper Tantrum and Human Shields being used by the left?

All over the liberal media, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting David “Camera” Hogg or Emma Gonzalez, the new faces of the gun control movement. They were “victims” of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas high school in Parkland Florida. I put victims in quotes because to my knowledge, Hogg, and Gonzalez, both seniors, were not even in the same building as the shooter, who was, according to reports, in the Freshman building.

So these children immediately come out, claws bared, fangs out. Were they going after the Broward County Sheriff’s department, who were called to the shooter’s house 39 times since 2010? Were they going after the FBI, who got and ignored multiple calls about the threats that this man was making? No, they decided that in spite of the Constitution, in spite of the fact that one guy who should have not had access to weapons, but should likely have been in prison, but for the laws that were passed on the former president’s watch that made it harder to put people in prison, because he wanted to break the “school to prison pipeline,” Congress should take away all weapons.

Of course, CNN and MSNBC immediately turned them into rock stars, and Hogg ends up on CNN almost daily. And if you happen to disagree with their position, Hogg will hurl F-bombs at you on his twitter feed, he will just be the nastiest person possible. But make a comment about a tweet that he made, like Laura Ingraham did, and he will scurry back to his “You can’t say that, I’m a kid!” bunker. Dare to disagree with him, and the gloves come off. He will loose a tirade on anyone that fails to fall in line with him, but dare to show his errors in the cold light of logic, and you are “picking on” a kid.

And like many snowflakes today, he believes that your rights end where his comfort begins. Marjory Stoneman-Douglas high school decided that starting after spring break, all students will wear ID badges, and have to use transparent backpacks. After railing against Americans’ Second Amendment rights (as well as harassing people for using the First Amendment to defend their Second Amendment right), he threw a temper tantrum saying that transparent backpacks infringed on his First Amendment rights. So carrying a transparent backpack somehow infringes his right to freedom of speech? How does that work? We have to give up our rights when it makes them feel uncomfortable, but he demands his rights in the way he sees fit.

He is doing everything in his power to destroy Laura Ingraham. Just as he tried with Marco Rubio, the NRA, and Dana Loesch. And their biggest sin? To disagree with him. And just like most liberals, that places you beneath contempt in the “barely human” range. So with Laura, he listed her advertisers in his twitter feed, and asked his followers to pressure them to drop advertising from her show, and then when Arby’s didn’t drop their advertising, he posted the email addresses of the members of Arby’s board of directors…Which he subsequently deleted. All the while beating the “you can’t do that, I’m a kid” drum. And why is it that there is a blatant double standard? Apparently Boss Hogg and company are snowflakes that are entirely too delicate to stand anyone opposing their views that doesn’t immediately change their lifestyle to conform to their nutso ideas. Meanwhile, The student Second Amendment supporters like Kyle Kashuv are repeatedly targeted by leftist reporters like CNN contributor Joan Walsh. When called out on it, she tweeted “Good luck handling your stress.” A far less graceful response than Laura Ingraham’s apology to Hogg.

Hopefully, Hogg and company will learn. If he wants to be an advocate, then he needs to hike up his big-boy pants and if he wants to dish it out, he needs to take it. He called her a “bully.” Well, the only bullying I have observed has been his vitriolic attacks on those that dare to disagree with him. Otherwise, he is just a camera hog who thinks himself more important than he is. David, stop waving your tiny little fist, stop screaming at others for simply disagreeing with you, and get an education. There is more to how government works than you watch on House of Cards. Guns will not go away just because you will them to, and other people will not bend to your will just because you say it is so. And as I have said to your elders before, if you want communism, then go ahead and move to Cuba/Venezuela/Russia/etc…Don’t try to drag us down with you. We prefer things the way they are.

 

 

An Open Letter To President Trump and Congress

Dear Mr. Trump and every member of the Senate and House of Representatives:

I have read over, with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and growing anger in my spirit, the text of HR 5087, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. This piece of legislation would do precisely zero to stop the events of February 14, 2018, in which a shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people, wounding 14 others. This is, instead, a gun- and power-grab by certain members inside and outside of our government, bypassing the Constitution. I have written about this before in this venue, but this bill seems to be a distillation of it. The gun-grabbing left is trying to make good on their comment that “the 2nd Amendment only applies to weapons like muskets that existed when the Constitution was penned.”

I know many people feel the need to “do something” in their grief, but doing the wrong thing can compound the problem. Say you are in a fender bender. Running your car over the other driver is inappropriate and will make your predicament far worse. Punishing law abiding citizens and infringing on their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear firearms is the wrong move. Especially when it would, like it’s predecessor, have no appreciable effect on mass shootings. Remember, Columbine happened in the midst of a ban. Instead, you and your colleagues should be questioning why law enforcement failed so completely, and their seeming incompetence to stop a shooter who clearly announced his intentions. Why was the Broward County sheriff’s office was called to the shooter’s house somewhere north of 35 times since 2010, yet never followed up? Why did the FBI fail to investigate the clear and present danger that this person represented, even after getting multiple calls about the shooter, at least one of which included his name and the fact that he “wanted to be a professional school shooter? Or that the day of the shooting, why there were four deputies cowering behind their cars, while victims inside the building were desperately calling 911? Why did the captain arrive on scene and ordered a perimeter set up, to contain the shooter inside of the building where he had hundreds of unarmed victims, instead of sending her armed troops in to neutralize him? Meanwhile, a Parkland police officer on his day off, who was watering the baseball field, heard the sound of gunfire and ran into the building in shorts and a t-shirt, and rescued some of the shooting victims. Thus, the failure seems to reside in the hands of the people who let this shooter, as well as the Texas church shooter slip through the cracks. And yet, you think that we should turn in our arms and trust these very same police forces who dropped the ball so many times at the local and federal level. This shooting was not the fault of the NRA, not Dana Loesch, and certainly not the law-abiding American who has a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was the fault of the shooter himself, aided and abetted by the police and FBI, and vindicated by the Congress.

Regarding the proposed legislation, HR 5087, it is nothing more than a liberal’s wet dream that hamstrings the 2nd Amendment by banning guns that do things like, oh, shoot bullets. It was obviously drafted by people who have never purchased a weapon, and know very little about them. This is why many of the features they describe, like barrel shrouds and muzzle brakes are cosmetic changes that do not make the weapon deadlier, and the so-called high capacity magazines is also a misnomer. The M-16 and AK-47 have shipped with 30 round magazines for 50 and 60 years respectively, so the 30 round magazine is standard capacity. Besides that, the Florida shooter used 10 round magazines, so this legislation would have done nothing to change the shooting. Of course, murdering 17 people is also against the law, so why pile on more paper of laws that a lawbreaker is going to break anyway? Unless this is not about stopping lawbreakers, but rather a step to disarm the American people.

It has always struck me as a little insulting and a lot disingenuous that these are called “assault” weapons. This is done because of the emotional loading on the term. It sounds enough like the term assault “rifle,” which has an actual military definition. That definition includes the ability to fire fully automatic or in burst mode…Which commercial AR-15s and AK-47s most decidedly do not do. The so-called Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the National Firearms Act of 1934 prevent civilians from having automatic weapons. So politicians have taken to referring to these weapons as “assault weapons” to paint them in a negative light, even though they are no different in function than a semi-automatic pistol or hunting rifle, or shotgun…Which appears to be why this bill attempts to ban all semi-auto weapons.

There are several points that I feel need to be reiterated. Assault is a behavior, not a device. If I were to throw a rock at my neighbor, the rock could be considered an assault weapon. If I got into a road rage incident, wouldn’t my automobile be an assault weapon? The media is telling a false narrative, that fewer guns (since they can never achieve no guns) will stem crime, stop mass shootings (even though over 98% are in so-called gun-free zones). They blithely ignore that while 10,000 to 15,000 murders occur with a gun, 500,000 to 1 million lives are saved by a good guy with a gun.

According to the FBI crime statistics for 2016 (available from https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/table-12), you are 4 times more likely to be stabbed to death (1604 instances) than be killed by rifle, any rifle (374 times). Additionally, in 2018, to date from Jan 1, 2018 to Mar 3, 2018 at 9:34:22 AM (please see http://www.romans322.com/daily-death-rate-statistics.php), there have been 1917 murders by gun (excluding suicides), while drunk driving deaths are at 5640, nearly 3 times the number. I don’t see anyone suggesting banning cars or knives. And compare the 1917 gun murders to the number one cause of death – abortion. There have been 182,197 deaths by abortion in the first three months of this year…95 times the number of lives taken by abortion than by gun. So tell me again, why are we still funding Planned Parenthood with our tax dollars, and considering violating the Constitution for law abiding citizens based on a false narrative?

Finally, you and your colleagues walk around with armed security. Are you that much better than the people you represent that you would take their ability to defend themselves away from them? And please don’t try to sell me a fiction that they do not need such weapons to defend themselves, because nobody will have them. There is no way in creation that you are going to get all of the guns, regardless of what legislation you enact. There are areas of Chicago, Baltimore, DC, Detroit, all major cities where the police won’t even respond. Yet you are going to take the most effective means of defending oneself, one’s family and one’s property away from us. And We the People are to form that “well-regulated militia” to stand against a tyrannical government, which the extreme far left wants to enact. Not the National Guard or the Federal military, which serves the Constitution, but receives orders from government, not the police forces or FBI, which, again, receives orders from government forces, and it appears that the FBI’s internal corruption is being laid bare for all to see, which circles back to the entire point of this letter, that the FBI and the involved sheriff’s department could have prevented this tragic chain of events.

I urge you to think of the people you are representing. I live in a rural area of my county. In the event of a home invasion, a 911 call would be a 20 to 30 minute wait for deputies to get to my house. And Congress and the President expect me to sit around and wait, disarmed, for them to arrive? At that point, In the song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot penned the lyric:

Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?”

When bullets are whipping overhead and the bad people are at the gates, time dialates and everything lasts forever. As a disarmed citizen, with Bad People who forgot to turn in their guns (which you know is the next step) hunkering down and waiting for the police who may or may not get there “in time” is not an option. Remember, police do not carry guns to protect the population, they carry guns to protect themselves. The Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm. And honestly, the Second Amendment says that I have a God given right to defend myself, and I am not going to allow you to limit that right.

So I urge you to oppose this bill that clearly violates the Constitution and is sure to have unintended consequences of it’s own that will likely grow into something that you have no control over. And remember, the creating a gun registry, then confiscating weapons was a tactic that has been previously embraced…By Adolf Hitler…Josef Stalin…Pol Pot…the Ayatollah Khomeni in Iran. None of which are known for their  of democracy or respect forhuman rights. This is America, and has a Constitution that guarantees the God-given rights to every one of her citizens. Do not allow the power-mad try to disarm America.

Sincerely,

Mr. President…point your anger in the right direction!

When did President Trump start channeling his predecessor? I left work yesterday, and by the time I got home, there were a couple of articles on the web about how the President was yelling at gun owners and yelling at the NRA that “they need to stop this nonsense.” He was meeting with a bipartisan group who included Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who was grinning like a fiend and doing a happy dance. You remember Sen Feinstein, who said in 1995:

If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up [every gun]… … Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in. I would have done that.

And then I get home from work, and check my news feeds, and what do I find? Two articles which seem to indicate that either we have been backstabbed, President Trump has lost his mind, or he has been replaced by a pod…

During the meeting, Vice President Pence commented about getting a judge to suspend Second Amendment rights for the seriously mentally ill. Mr. Trump said

Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court. Because that’s another system, because a lot of times, by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court to get the due process procedures, I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida. … To go to court would have taken a long time. So you could do exactly what you’re saying, but take the guns first, go through due process second.

He also added that NRA leaders needed to “stop this nonsense.”

Excuse me? I don’t think so. Several points have been made of this, the first was Ben Shapiro:

The Constitution guarantees due process. Trump can’t waive it, and to suggest that we simply ignore due process in order to seize guns is both fascistic and idiotic.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) also said:

Strong leaders don’t automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them. We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason.

We’re not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn’t like them.

So the president thinks that giving people their Constitutionally-mandated due process would take too long? Longer than, say, the 8 years of constant fail that the Broward County sheriff’s department performed on the Parkland shooter? How about the multiple failures of the FBI to follow up on the Ft. Hood shooter or the Boston Marathon bombers or the Parkland shooter, where they had at least three separate alerts. What about the  years of fail of the US Air Force who failed to notify the FBI that a violent domestic abuser was dishonorably discharged, so that he could be stopped from buying guns. So, Mr. Trump, like the democrats, you need to point that vitriol some other direction than the NRA and legal gun owners. Did you punish Ivanka when Donald, Jr. got out of line? You should save that anger that you are hosing onto the NRA and we legal gun owners for the police forces who seem to routinely drop the ball. These are the same law enforcement officers that you say we should turn in our guns and depend on to protect us? Even after courts say that they aren’t in the business of protecting us? Remember. Police don’t carry guns to protect us, they carry guns to protect themselves.

You did, in my honest opinion, more in a single afternoon to alienate your base than all of the awesome stuff you have done, and all of the campaign promises you have kept. As we said in the Army, one “aw crap” wipes out a hundred “attaboys”.

The final point is that, as Matt Walsh said on his blog, being mentally ill is not a good reason to take firearms. Mental illness is not a crime.The Parkland shooter explicitly threatened to use his guns against other human beings, threatened people with knives, pointed guns at other people, all of which are criminal activity.

The second point is that shrinks have been adding things to their Big Book of mental illness for years. To hear them tell it, having a pulse and breathing regularly is a sign of mental health. So if mental health is a litmus test for being able to exercise your Constitutional rights, then we are in trouble, since the following things have been listed as signs of mental illness:

  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling depressed
  • Anxious
  • Distracted
  • Having mood changes
  • Biting your fingernails

Yes, in some weird reality that is a liberal’s wet dream, you could be denied a firearm because you bite your nails.

Mr. Trump, it’s time to stop playing the blame game with people who had nothing to do with the Parkland shooter. Do not alienate your base by hopping into bed with the very people who despise us.