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WaPo Feed Highlighted Low Turnout

See the many blockades here.

You’ll have to go to the page to see the many, many videos of people being abused by the commie pricks in black clothes, and blocked by DisruptJ20 rioters from attending the inauguration.

It’s disgusting that this behavior was allowed. Blocking people from peaceable assembly is anti-liberty, not protected speech under the 1st Amendment. The cops did get to flash-bang & bust some violent commie-agitator heads, though, so there was an upside.

Good videos here, too.

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Chuck Schumer Read A Great Letter

For those who saw the inauguration, and wondered what Chuck Schumer was reading, here is the text of the letter from Major Sullivan Ballou to his dear wife, Sarah.

The letter was written one week before he was mortally wounded at the first Battle of Bull Run. In it’s words you can see and feel the apprehension, angst, fear, love, & devotion of a man who was first a warrior, and second a Husband & Father. He put the weight if his soul, as so many Americans have, in death’s scales against the love and happiness of this world.

The burden of a soldier, to his nation tipped the scale in our nation’s favor. To wit, the letter:


July the 14th, 1861
Washington D.C.

My very dear Sarah:

The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days—perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more.

Our movement may be one of a few days duration and full of pleasure—and it may be one of severe conflict and death to me. Not my will, but thine O God, be done. If it is necessary that I should fall on the battlefield for my country, I am ready. I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in, the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I know how strongly American Civilization now leans upon the triumph of the Government, and how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood and suffering of the Revolution. And I am willing—perfectly willing—to lay down all my joys in this life, to help maintain this Government, and to pay that debt.

But, my dear wife, when I know that with my own joys I lay down nearly all of yours, and replace them in this life with cares and sorrows—when, after having eaten for long years the bitter fruit of orphanage myself, I must offer it as their only sustenance to my dear little children—is it weak or dishonorable, while the banner of my purpose floats calmly and proudly in the breeze, that my unbounded love for you, my darling wife and children, should struggle in fierce, though useless, contest with my love of country.

Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.

The memories of the blissful moments I have spent with you come creeping over me, and I feel most gratified to God and to you that I have enjoyed them so long. And hard it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when God willing, we might still have lived and loved together and seen our sons grow up to honorable manhood around us. I have, I know, but few and small claims upon Divine Providence, but something whispers to me—perhaps it is the wafted prayer of my little Edgar—that I shall return to my loved ones unharmed. If I do not, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I love you, and when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it will whisper your name.

Forgive my many faults, and the many pains I have caused you. How thoughtless and foolish I have often been! How gladly would I wash out with my tears every little spot upon your happiness, and struggle with all the misfortune of this world, to shield you and my children from harm. But I cannot. I must watch you from the spirit land and hover near you, while you buffet the storms with your precious little freight, and wait with sad patience till we meet to part no more.

But, O Sarah! If the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the brightest day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.

Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for me, for we shall meet again.

As for my little boys, they will grow as I have done, and never know a father’s love and care. Little Willie is too young to remember me long, and my blue-eyed Edgar will keep my frolics with him among the dimmest memories of his childhood. Sarah, I have unlimited confidence in your maternal care and your development of their characters. Tell my two mothers his and hers I call God’s blessing upon them. O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children.

Sullivan

America is better having produced men such as he.

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Presidential Inauguration Live

I’m watching from my office in Seattle.

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Populism & Social Media: Delusions Of The Rich & Poor Alike

I have oft appreciated the ability of social media to connect everyday nobodies to the world of elite, know-nothing glitterati and other public figures. In this way, the playing field has been leveled and the mask lifted. Sure, much of the old world has been demystified through modern technology.

I see that as a feature in most cases, and a bug in some (too much reliance on tech atrophies the ability to retain info). As pertains to public figures, I see it almost entirely as a feature. That RD Walker can make a snarky comment to the sitting, err walking President or the incoming President and have a reasonable expectation that it may be seen, is amazing.

Social media has given new strength to populism, which I find abhorrent, but useful because it opens a dialogue with some (if few) who would otherwise never be exposed to sensible views. Social media now provides news to 65% of Americans.

Americans today (and indeed people across the globe) have greater access to technology than any other time in human history. The explosion of technological advancement has created millions of millionaires in America. It has also cost a great many American people their jobs, but no one wastes their breath lamenting technology when it’s easier to be a populist and fight for the Fred Flintstones, the Dan & Roseanne Connor’s of the world.

Indeed, of the millions of jobs lost to globalized trade, many thousands will come back to replace them. Those jobs will be taken by people already performing such work at another company, opening entry level positions at existing employers, where more millennials can bitch about not having free double-chocolate soy lattes at break time. Those jobs aren’t coming back to the Dan & Roseannes of America.

Right now, the billionaires who centralized and globalized the world economy, orchestrating the trade deals that killed your jobs and destroyed/modernized America’s manufacturing base – and gave you access to the greatest level of technology humanity has ever known – are holed up in a walled-off city in central Europe, (Davos, Switzerland specifically) deciding how best to stem the tide of populist gains throughout the developed world.

These finance gurus & tech titans don’t give a rat’s ass about you or your populist income inequality, your lack of health insurance, or your national sovereignty. They just want policies that allow them to remain in charge of policy direction.

Incidentally, Donald Trump scares the bejesus out of these people and any other sensible person, because he is unpredictable. While these elitists are plotting their next moves in the continuation of the globalized world, Donald Trump is talking directly to the people via the Twit machine. Maybe there’s something to that.

The solutions to everyday problems don’t come from Davos, or The Bilderberg Hotel, Congress, or any of these other closed meetings-of-the-minds of uber-rich personages. The solutions come from everyday people who are constantly inquiring, always seeking information, solving equations.

The future will belong to those who boldly step out into the unknown and make it happen, not those who choose to isolate themselves in walled-off cities or declining manufacturing enclaves and cry about the changing world around them. Human progress doesn’t care how you feel.

The future, absent some catastrophic humanity-wide calamity, will be powered by individuals working in concert and providing solutions to real problems, for real people. Just as knowledge has become, the future will be de-centralized. Technology will or better ‘can’ provide the means to free humanity of the shackles imposed upon them by those who history knew as our lords.

The road to serfdom is long and painful and I hold little hope that my fellow man will choose to step off the path, but I have faith in myself.

I have faith that I will survive and thrive in whatever the future holds because I determine the outcomes in my life.

I have faith that I will never cease to wage the war of ideas that spark free minds, that power free markets, and enrich the lives of free people, because I will relentlessly exploit the best and worst humanity has to offer to ensure the survival of liberty in the minds of men.

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Paul’s Penny Plan

The Penny Plan website explains:

The One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2011 embodies the principles of the One Cent Solution.   Also known as the “Penny Plan” on Capitol Hill, this legislation was introduced by Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and is currently supported by 71 Members of the House and 13 Members of the Senate. Visit our current legislation page to view the list.

The “Penny Plan” legislation would cap overall spending to fit within the One Cent Solution targets.  The legislation then calls on Congress to evaluate all areas of the federal government to make certain that future spending fits under the caps.

Under the One Cent Solution or “Penny Plan”, not all programs must be cut by one percent.  Congress may determine that some programs are too critical to cut, but that would require that other programs be reduced more so that the total amount cut is equal to one cent for every dollar each year for six years. 

For example, let’s say the federal budget only had three programs, each with an annual budget of $1.00. How might Congress meet the One Cent mandate?

  1. Congress cuts Program A by one cent every year for six years. That means the annual budget for Program A is $0.99 in year one and then $0.98, $0.97, $0.96, $0.95 and finally $0.94.
  2. Program B is found to be essential and efficient — Congress chooses not to cut Program B.
  3. Program C is outdated and needs to be restructured — Congress cuts two cents each year for six years from Program C.

In this example, Congress is able to make program-by-program decisions to bring spending within the One Cent Solution caps.  If Congress fails to make those tough decisions, then automatic, across-the-board cuts would be imposed to make sure the caps were enforced.  The One Cent Solution is a “belt and suspenders” approach to making certain spending is brought under control and the budget is balanced.

The advantage of the Penny Plan is that it cuts directly from the budget as it exists, instead of cutting from the baseline, e.g. expected future spending. So a cut is actually a cut, not merely a reduction in expected spending. It also caps non-interest spending at 18% of Gross Domestic Product, which is necessary in order to keep spending from exploding.

No plan is perfect, and the Penny Plan will require additional cuts in order to compensate for growing interest rate payments, but the basics are there, ready for anyone in Washington to pick up and run with. Instead, of course, both parties are talking about how much more of your money to take and spend.

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Ruling & Serving; There Is A Difference

Contrast Valerie Jarrett’s language of “ready to rule” with that of Mike Pence (this morning):

“The journey begins and I will be working and fighting very hard to make it a great journey for the American people,” Trump said in a Twitter comment. “I have no doubt that we will, together, make America great again,” invoking his trademark campaign slogan[…]

Pence said Thursday that the incoming Trump administration will be “ready to serve the American people on day one.” He also thanked outgoing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for their cooperation in the transition effort.

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Cop-Killer Feel Good Stories

First, a worthless piece of shit cop-killer was found dead in his cell yesterday. Bye, bitch.

***Shitbag***, convicted of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections.

***Shitbag***, 48, who was convicted in June 2015 of aggravated first-degree murder for the ambush killing of Brenton and for wounding his partner on Halloween night 2009, was serving a life sentence. Paralyzed below the waist by a gunshot he suffered during his arrest six days later in Tukwila, ***Shitbag*** was in deteriorating health by the time of his trial in King County Superior Court. Jeremy Barclay, communications director for the Department of Corrections, said ***Shitbag*** was found dead in his single-person cell at 7:45 a.m.

It’s said that responding officers attempted CPR, but it didn’t work. Video here?

Orlando cop shooter arrested after a week on the run. When asked if he had anything to say, he meekly replied “They beat me.” The reporter’s response is priceless:

So, how many cops does it take to push a cop-killer down the stairs? None. He fell.

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USAF Secretly Dog-Fighting Russian SU-27

War-gaming?

There have been rumors that we had an operational Sukhoi (SU-27) for years, but, no one was able to get pics before. Kinda cool. It’s believed that the aircraft was bought from Belarus in the 90’s.

A curious sight was observed in the skies above Area 51 in Nevada, on November 8, the day Donald Trump was elected President, by vacationing air traffic controller Phil Drake. According to Drake, the photographs below all taken by him, show a Russian-built Su-27P fighter jet taking on a US Air Force F-16 engaged in a mock dogfight training mission.

The moment a US F-16 was caught in a mock dogfight with a Russian SU-27 fighter

Drake, a 42-year-old enthusiast from Hampshire in the UK, told the Mail he was visiting the desert surrounding Area 51 on the day of the Presidential election, and hoped to see some fast jets involved in a training mission. Instead, what he photographed appears to have been Russian Su-27 involved in a combat training with a US fighter jet.

Drake said the Russian jet was a Su-27P Flanker-B, which has never been officially imported into the United States.

More pics below the fold.
More below the fold…

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Biden: Trump & Putin To Collapse Liberal International Order

Zero Hedge has it.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned against European disintegration and called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for seeking to fracture the liberal international order—delivering a final counterpoint to President-elect Donald Trump two days before the new administration takes power.

Mr. Biden, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, defended the trans-Atlantic alliance, international institutions and the European Union. While he didn’t name Mr. Trump, the comments came in contrast to opinions…

Strengthening these values—values that served our community of nations so well for so long—is paramount to retaining the position of leadership that Western nations enjoy.

Mr. Biden also leveled sharp criticism at Mr. Putin, whom Mr. Trump has praised and said he would seek to cooperate with. Mr. Putin’s goal, Mr. Biden said, was “to return to a world where the strong impose its will through military might, corruption, and criminality, while weaker nations have to fall into line.”

With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year, we should expect further attempts by Russia to meddle in the democratic process,” Mr. Biden said. “It will occur again, I promise you, and again the purpose is clear: to collapse the liberal international order.”

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IMF Chief: Pay These Populist Fools To Shut Them Up

The elitist answer to swelling populism. Pay them to lose their jobs, increase taxes and social burden, so that they’ll be okay with being unemployed.

Lagarde said policy makers “really have to think it through and see what can be done” given the feedback from voters who say “No.” Among measures that could be implemented are fiscal and structural reforms, she added. “But it needs to be granular, it needs to be regional, it needs to be focused on what will people get out of it and it probably means more redistribution than we have in place at the moment,” Lagarde told the panel.

My disdain for any answer which requires more government shouldn’t be taken as support for Trump’s populist bullshit, either.

“We need to go to a system where we are protecting workers, not jobs, and society will help people retrain or reorient,” Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, said in an interview in Davos. “There may just be a need to man up. We have to pay for the social cohesion that we need to keep our societies advancing, and accept that this may be a higher tax burden on people.”

The panel on middle-class anger saw former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers attacking Donald Trump while Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, struck a more pessimistic tone than Lagarde. “I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me,” Dalio said. “The No. 1 issue economically as a market participant is how populism manifests itself over the next year or two.” Now at Harvard University, Summers said populism is “invariably counter-productive” for those it claims to help. “Our President-elect has made four or five phone calls to four or five companies, largely suspending the rule of law, and extorting them into relocating dozens or perhaps even a few hundred jobs into plants in the United States,” Summers said.

I agree with Ray Dalio that populism scares me. The answer from populists is always “more government”. Even when America struck out on her own, seeking independence, there was no populist movement. There was a small, vocal minority of maybe 3% of the populace. Donald Trump is indeed suspending the rule of law or at least ignoring it, and extorting companies who are engaged in perfectly legal business activities. It is a disgusting abuse of power and the fact that it is celebrated by anyone in a free country, guided ostensibly by the rule of law, is shameful.

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Obama Legacy: More-On Barry’s Commutation Of Bradley Manning

We are told by the leftist press to believe that Russians interfered with the US election, so we should court conflict with them, but the dirtbag traitor who released 700,000 intelligence documents is forgivable.

President Obama, who once characterized Bradley Manning’s acts of treason/espionage/mishandling of classified data as having “jeopardized the fabric of US democracy” and “endangered national security” says that the (supposed – unproven) Russian stealing of John Podesta’s emails was unforgivable and worthy of sanctions, the expulsion of Russian diplomats, and a war-footing, as well as retaliation (seen & unseen), but the other, freely-admitted as a guilty plea acts were a-okay.

This tells me that the Russian incident was nothing more than scare mongering, designed to damage the incoming president. It failed, Baryy. Just like eveything else you’ve done for the past 8 years. Enjoy your shit legacy as the worst President in US history, dirtbag.

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On Why It Had To Be Trump

What the hell am I talking about?

I can’t stand Donald Trump. I find him uncouth, immoral, un-presidential, childish, simple, and spiteful.

I hate that he has 160 character attention span and can’t resist being a complete twat at the least provocation.

I hate that he lacks the basic policy understanding of a marginally-interested teenager.

I hate that he’s a “reality” tv star and a loud-mouthed egomaniac.

So, all of that said, why on earth would I say that it had to be Trump? Well, we live in a dynamic, evolving society of revisionist-history with a changing ethos, an over-reaching judiciary, and an intransigent legislative branch more defined by their own corruption & avarice than any legislative work they’ve ever endeavored to (perform).

Does America need a strong man to pull everyone together and force things to happen? Perish the thought.

What America needed, at this most challenging point in its history, was a short-attention-span, reality tv star who, while neglectfully ignorant, genuinely loves some idea of America that doesn’t line up with the vision sold by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; by both George Bush’s, Bill Clinton, and the likes of John McCain.

America needed a man who wasn’t beneath breathlessly exclaiming his displeasure with individuals and institutions alike, who criticize him or appear to be biased (or even non-ingratiating) in their reportage or commentary. America needed someone who could shamelessly self-promote and really sell the idea that he was a reckless, lit-fuse of a man in this global fireworks crate.

We needed a man who cared enough about his image, to stay up until 0430 hrs debating the merits of Arnold Schwarzenegger hosting The Apprentice with no one in particular. Donald Trump, imperfect as he is, was THE logical choice for America at this point in her decline, because Donald Trump – not unlike the honey badger – doesn’t give a shit…..about anything but his own ego.

Okay, all of my snark aside, I wanted our country to have a grown-up who looks and acts presidential, rather than an orange-faced caricature of what white trash thinks rich people look like.

I wanted a policy wonk with principles and a devotion to the Constitution, but maybe the WWE-writ large is what America needs. Maybe we need to draw the lines a little darker and dare the enemy to step over them. Maybe then, we punch the enemy in the face when he does. Hell, I don’t know anymore.

I know that the country I want is gone and she ain’t ever coming back. We abandoned her in a thousand little ways, on a thousand different days, and she lost that loving feeling.

When I look around at the entertainment-addled society we live in, where people mindlessly walk into traffic while staring at the latest vine from some guy who’s rich & famous for making videos of himself playing a ridiculous 8-bit video game, I can’t help but think that Donald J Trump might be exactly what this country needs.

In a country where half the populace can be whipped into a froth & destructive frenzy by nothing more than words, and everyone you disagree with is a nazi, where race is more important than the content of a man’s character, maybe we do need the most divisive president in U.S. history…to push us over the edge.

In fairness, I am liking most everything I’m seeing from Trump, thus far. Most. I don’t like the border tax. A nation who acts as the global reserve currency must maintain a trade imbalance. I think his trade policy is short-sighted pabulum, appealing largely to those with no understanding of trade. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, until he actually inks something stupid & destructive (with the aid of congress or not).

I also really don’t like the twitter and childish whining about the unfairness of it all. Again, I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because maybe, that’s the best we can hope for in today’s attention-deficit America.

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Celebrate Peyton Manning

I got trolled. That doesn’t change the fact that actual organizations are paying professional agitators, every day. It underscores the fact that leftists are deceptive crooks who take every opportunity they can find to use Alinsky’s rules in their relentless culture war against us.

This time was ridicule (the most potent weapon available). Peyton manning. Heh.

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So, When Do “We” Start Paying Protesters To Destroy Shit?

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Racial & Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Diversity, & Pluralism

Racial & Ethnic Diversity is the co-existence of different races/ethnicities in the same social sphere.

Cultural Diversity (multi-culturalism) is the co-existence of many cultures, often with competing interests & views, in the same social sphere [Germany – White Christian/Immigrant Muslim].

Pluralism is a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.

As you can see pluralism and multi-culturalism appear to be nearly the same as progressive multi-culturalism demands that all cultures/systems of belief receive the same level of respect, none being subjugated beneath the historically dominant culture or system. Conservative multi-culturalism is what we used to call the melting pot.

You can come here, but you have to accept our rules and follow our laws. You have to want to become an American – in every sense of the word. For centuries, people came here with their race, their culture, their traditions intact and made America their home.

Sure, it wasn’t all ponies and cotton candy. It’s hard to make different people live together in peace and America is no exception. Our founding documents allowed a means to address the problems which arose from the bad choices made at our founding and along the way. Built into the system of governance we were bequeathed, were the mechanisms for it’s own repair.

There are several alt-right adherents here who believe the alt-right maxim that says ‘diversity + proximity = conflict‘. I believe I have made clear, just where I stand with this concept (hint: I disagree with them as regards racial/ethnic diversity). I believe they are blaming the diversity, when the true culprit is and has been progressive multi-culturalism. Two systems of belief with a mandate to become dominant cannot occupy the same social space without conflict. This is not a matter of race, it’s matter of maintaining the system which has worked for 240+ years, or not.

When we say that the only way to maintain the system we love is to abandon it and use the diktats of a strongman to take us back to that system, I am naturally skeptical (read: I think you’re losing sight of the objective)

If we take the idea of diversity + proximity = conflict and see it to it’s logical end, where does it go? Does it end in a system where everyone has equality – of opportunity? Or… does it lead to a society where members of other ethnic/cultural backgrounds are relegated to second-class status to maintain the dominant culture’s position at the top of the pecking order? Does it end in a nation divided into many smaller groups, each walled-off from the rest? Does it end with more or less conflict?

One can’t simultaneously lament the active demise of a culture and say that we should abandon it to get it back…not without being viewed with a skeptic’s eye, anyway.

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The Real Revo Question Of The Day

If you surrender the principles you’re fighting for, to win the fight, what have you gained?

Discuss.

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Social Media Tyranny: Legal Insurrection Terminated From Youtube

Youtube joins the fake news crusade. Does anyone see this shaping up to be a partisan witch hunt to suppress dissenting political opinions? Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have all sworn to crackdown on “fake news”, but the only channels, pages, and accts being terminated are conservative.

I have many loud-mouth, eager-to-offend friends who get thrown in Facebook jail all the time for saying things progressives don’t like. All it takes is a complaint from a leftist and facebook will lock your account, without any proof. This censorship is completely legal because these are private companies, exercising private property rights. Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.

Late last night YouTube blocked the channel of the influential conservative politics and law website, “Legal Insurrection,” citing copyright infringement claims.  The creator of the website, Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson, told Fox News he was given no warning of the action and no opportunity to defend himself, saying “it’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself.”

Without notice, YouTube replaced Legal Insurrection’s channel with the following notice:

YouTube

While the infringement notice from YouTube cited “multiple third-party claims”, earlier this morning, Legal Insurrection posted the following update to their website noting the complaint came solely from the Modern Language Association and was based on a couple of short excerpts borrowed from a 2-hour video from MLA that were “well-within fair use.”

UPDATE 1-13-2017 9:50 a.m. — I just received notice from YouTube that the copyright claims were filed by the Modern Language Association based on excerpts of audio of pro- and anti-Israel speakers at the MLA Annual Meeting we reported on in this post, Massive DEFEAT for BDS at Modern Language Association.

We intend to fight this both at the YouTube and legal level. It is highly questionable that MLA owns the copyright for oral presentations at the Annual Meeting, and even if it did, the limited excerpts we used from the nearly 2-hour video posted by MLA on YouTube are well-within fair use. What I think is really going on here is that anti-Israel activists at MLA complained to MLA that MLA had posted the audio on YouTube. MLA took down its own 2-hour video and now seeks to silence our reporting.

Which, of course, led Jacobson to the logical conclusion that YouTube’s decision was seemingly nothing more than the latest attempt of Silicon Valley’s liberal elitists to censor conservative media outlets, saying “clearly this was a politically motivated move…these were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value.”

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Govt Releases Meteor Preparedness Manual

In an odd bit of pre-transition press, the federal government has released it’s preparedness manual for meteor strikes. If you’d like to read it, you can, right here. Perhaps SMOD just didn’t want to take sides before the election.

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Russia Today Takes Over C-Span For 10 Minutes

The timing and the irony of it made me smile. C-Span said it was an internal routing error.

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Gun Mufflers & The Hearing Protection Act

Let’s hope they get it right.

This week, Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Congressman John “Judge” Carter (R-TX) introduced the highly anticipated H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA).

The Hearing Protection Act is a big, big deal as it would make suppressors cheaper and easier to purchase by removing them from the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Under current law, if one wants a gun muffler they have to wade through a bunch of NFA red tape (registration, photographs & fingerprints, CLEO sign-off), which includes paying a transfer tax of $200, and wait months before receiving their can.

If HPA is approved, the purchasing process would be entirely streamlined and would be analogous to purchasing a firearm from an FFL or gun shop dealer. There would be no NFA paperwork to deal with, no transfer tax, no lengthy waiting period. Instead, all one would need to do is pass a FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check. Easy-peasy.

Sadly, though, this would only be the case for the 42 states that have legalized suppressors. For citizens living in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia, where suppressors have been explicitly outlawed, well, you’d be out of luck.

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Understanding Different Logical Fallacies

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Hat-Tip To DaveJ!

Ted Cruz eviscerates the Democrat Party in general and the Democrats on this committee, in particular.

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One Week To Go

He’s already said farewell. I choose to say good riddance, to the worst President in American History, Barack Hussein Obama.

To the Nobel Laureate who dropped a bomb on someone, every 20 minutes for 8 years straight. The man who single-handedly brought the democrat party to it’s knees.

The greatest Gun Salesman in the history of the universe, he could launch an economic recovery by merely uttering the words “common sense gun safety”.

The man who knew no law he wouldn’t violate and no mirror or teleprompter he couldn’t make love to.

I offer a deeply satisfying and heartfelt, “Adios, motherf–ker”.

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I Feel Like Starting A Fight

I have noticed, since the ascendance of Donald J Trump to the forefront of the Republican nominating process, that a not-insignificant portion of the “right” (we’ll call them the “alt-right”), decided that they are no longer satisfied in being conservatives and maintaining the moral high ground. I’m convinced that these people are the same who wouldn’t vote for Romney or McCain, ensuring their respective losses and giving us 8 years of Barack Obama, though I have no means of proving it.

This “ends justify the means” attitude is straight out of Alinsky’s playbook. We discussed this here, years back, the virtue or vice of assuming the negative traits of the enemy to defeat them. I don’t agree that we have to become like the left to beat the left. They’re beating themselves. I will not become what they want to believe I am, just so I can use their shit tactics against them.

I stand for me. I stand for liberty. I stand for a limited constitutional republic. Anything short of that will be met with scorn & ridicule. I will never change until it is time to take up arms. Then, I will stand for relentless death-dealing and subterfuge until my enemy loses their will to fight, because that is the means and end of war. Nothing short of warfare, will force me to become like the vile, hate-filled, ignorant left.

I will never support a strong man to run my country. (I am not saying DJT is, but we see the comments all the time that he should do what Obama did and that pisses me off.)

So many of the pillars of the alt-right are based upon fault assumptions, like the idea that “diversity + proximity = conflict”. This wrong-headed notion completely ignores hundreds of millions of man-years where diverse peoples who assimilate into one society with one standard, thrive. Multi-culturalism is an abject failure of western progressive ideology. The bogeyman you seek is not diversity, but multi-culturalism.

Childish games and public tit-for-tats are funny because I have the sense of humor of a 7 year old boy, but they are not what I want from my President. Dictatorial violations of the US Constitution may get things done, but they aren’t what I want from my government. Donald Trump has made solid nominations and I’m happy with that aspect of his winning the election, but so long as he continues to act like a jackass, I will continue to assault his jackassery with every bit of wit and ridicule I can muster.

I owe no fealty to any party or leader. I am a free man. I will not act like the enemy to defeat them. I will stand on my own two feet and live my life as the man I was brought up to be and never surrender my principles on the altar of political gamesmanship. The left is destroying itself. We don’t have to go to their side and use their tactics to help it along. People choose to do that because it’s easier. For me, losing hope that the ship can be righted, was easier than giving up principles. I will continue to live by them.

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Arizona Trooper Saved By Good Samaritan Who Shot His Attacker

That’s how it’s done, kids.

A separate driver reported gunfire and a trooper was responding to that call when he spotted the car crash and stopped, Milstead and DPS Captain Damon Cecil said.
When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him.

The trooper was shot at least once near his chest and fought to the ground by the suspect. The man was on top of the officer and ‘getting the better of him,’ slamming the trooper’s head into the pavement.

That’s when the passerby spotted the altercation and asked the officer if he needed help. The officer said yes, and when the suspect ignored the passerby and continued attacking the trooper, the Good Samaritan shot him dead.

Hat-tip to The Bronze!

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