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“UNPOPULAR OPINION: I’m a Lefty With a Gun”

“Here’s the dirty little truth about guns: shooting them is fun.”

Doesn’t sound too dirty to me.

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This is published in xoJane:

When my fellow blue dots found out I owned a gun, they were shocked. Gape-mouthed and stunned to speechlessness, they usually recovered with, “What are you thinking?” or, “How could you?!”

How could I? Here’s how: I lived alone in a sweet 1905 cottage in a historic section of east Dallas, with original heart pine on the floors and exposed shipboard walls. The first vacation I took after I bought it, someone entered uninvited and stole my new drill, my cheap DVD player, and my expensive tequila. The next three unwanted advances cost me three different laptops and over 100 CDs. And those were just the physical costs.”

This is a well-reasoned article. The writer convinced me of her sincerity. After having her house broken into several times, and trying things to deter burglars, unsuccessfully, she bought a gun.

The gun became my sleep-aid. Each night, I would take it from its locked case, load it with six beautiful brassy bullets, and rest it on my nightstand, where I could reach it without opening my eyes.”

Hat tip to The Blaze

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Ahem…

Is this legal?

“The Long History Between The Clintons And The Sultan Of Brunei (Including $58,000 In Jewelry To Hillary While Sec Of State)”

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Also, from the Free Beacon,

The government of Brunei contributed between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2002, which said that the donation went toward the construction of the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas.

Clinton would return to Brunei that same year—this time without his daughter.

Clinton was picked up at a Japanese naval base by Jeffrey Epstein and his private Boeing 727—known to many as either “the orgy jet” or “Lolita Express”—and flown to Brunei to visit with Sultan Bolkiah, according to flight records.”

Image is from Weasel Zippers

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Red Meat: Here Is The Video Of Ted Cruz Dealing With Questions Of Gay Rights

A couple of days ago we reported on how Senator Cruz handled ‘Gotcha’ questions from a reporter about gay rights. At that time we did not have the video to include in the post. Here it is.

Masterful.

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What Does This Image Say?

This is Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor in Baltimore. She is the one who filed charges against six police officers after the death of Freddy Gray. Here she is reacting to a motion by the officer’s defense team to either drop the charges against them or to get Mosby to recuse herself. I’d say she is going to fight that motion.

Is this what is known as a 'Microaggression'?

Is this what is known as a ‘Microaggression’?

Read the rest at Legal Insurrection, the writer makes the point that Mosby has mistaken the ‘Stop’ performed on Mr. Gray, when officers found his knife with an ‘Arrest’. He was not ‘Arrested’ until officers discovered the knife during the ‘Stop’. Mosby’s office issued this: “Mr. Gray was arrested before the officers knew he possessed a knife.”, which is untrue.

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“You ‘Must be Made’ to Obey”

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You might enjoy this:

The time of which many of us have long warned is no longer on the horizon. The left’s full-on assault against freedom, most especially religious freedom, is at hand.”

While actions speak louder than words, words often predict future actions. Secular progressives’ words and actions rarely align. This is because the pseudo-utopian, wholly dystopian perch from which they view the world is so detached from reality that, from a cultural and public policy standpoint, they must disguise their intended actions in flowery and euphemistic language, or face near universal rejection.”

Quite insightful, this is from the site, Oregon Magazine. Here is a bit more:

Even so, it’s during those rare moments of candor that our cultural Marxist friends’ rhetoric actually aligns with their intended actions. In other words, every so often, and usually by accident, they tell the truth.

Take this recent declaration by President Obama at Georgetown University. He was discussing his contempt for conservative news media in general and Fox News in particular:

“[W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues,” he said.

How Kim Jong-un of him. In sum: Goal 1) Control thought by, Goal 2) Controlling the media.”

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Cruz Shows GOP Candidates How It Is Done

Here is a subject that the left uses to bash Conservatives: Gay rights – because everyone knows Republicans hate gays. They are quite aggressive about it, too. Senator Cruz has turned their questions around on them. He’s made them address issues they don’t want to. It’s high time someone did.

“Cruz to Sex-‘Obsessed’ Media: Let’s Talk About Islamic State’s War on Gays “ISIS is executing homosexuals—you want to talk about gay rights?”

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After a string of questions on his opinion on same-sex marriage and gay rights, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) called out the left and the leftist media (particularly MSNBC) for “obsess[ing]” over opinions on sexuality while “ISIS is executing homosexuals.”

CRUZ: Is there something about the left—and I am going to put the media in this category—that is obsessed with sex? ISIS is executing homosexuals—you want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals—that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”

More at Truth Revolt

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Oberlin College Choir: “Keep Me From The Real World”

Well done.

Keep me in a safe place

Keep me in a safe place

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Well, Since Washington Is Teaching Us That Laws No Longer Exist…

… Why do we obey them?

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How many laws are our dear leaders refusing to enforce? There are laws against illegal immigration – they are being ignored. There are laws against public officials accepting money from foreign countries. They, too, are being ignored. Jon Corzine, head of MF Global, illegally took money out of trust funds for customers and invested – and lost – it in risky European investments. Nothing has been done.

There are hundreds more stories like these. The American public is being trained that laws don’t mean anything. But, why is it that only leftist people with government connections ignoring them? Why shouldn’t all Americans also do so?

The goal seems to be anarchy. Why don’t we embrace it? We really don’t have another choice, do we?

What laws do you want to ignore?

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Zonation: Alfonzo Rachel On Michelle Obama’s Bitter Racism

This observation had to start from a man of color. Rachel has broken the seal. He correctly observes that Obama is what the founder of Tuskegee University, Booker T. Washington, warned Blacks against.

Remember, Michelle’s senior thesis, “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community”, was about unfairness to black people. Nothing has changed in her mind.

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More Protests In Ferguson

They are upset because they are not getting their paychecks for protesting on time:

On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to fund the protests.”

Hashtags work so well

Hashtags work so well

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Only Progressives Will Be Surprised By This

“Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States”

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The top ten states that have the highest percentage of their electricity produced by wind farms are, not surprisingly, the states with the biggest increases in electric rates. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the 10 states in which wind power accounts for the highest percentage of the state’s electricity generation are:

Iowa – 27%

South Dakota – 26

Kansas – 19

Idaho – 16

Minnesota – 16

North Dakota – 16

Oklahoma – 15

Colorado – 14

Oregon – 12

Wyoming – 8

The 2008-2013 price increases in the top 10 wind power states were:

Iowa – 16%

South Dakota – 25

Kansas – 26

Idaho – 34

Minnesota – 22

North Dakota – 23

Oklahoma – -2

Colorado – 14

Oregon – 16

Wyoming – 33

This is from Forbes

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“Other Religions Are Not Perfect Either”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is interviewed by Canadian broadcaster Wendy Mesley. Mesley is obviously a leftist who equates the permanent lessons of violence taught to Muslims thought the Koran to the occasional instances of violence that have been perpetrated in the past by Jews and Christians. She has no sense of proportion and doesn’t want one.

Mesley tries to steer the conversation into areas that bring her comfort but Ali is having none of it. Ali reacts with a tired patience.

The difference in the demeanor of the two women is striking. One is warning the west about coming acts of violence and the other refuses to hear the warning and considers Ali a hateful trouble maker.

This video illustrates perfectly the divide that exists between those who fear for the future of the west and those who find that warning distasteful and want to destroy both that message and the messenger.

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Anti-Gun Combover Donates To Clinton Crime Foundation

More than $100,000. This lizard thinks he should be President.

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Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”

Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”

“I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun,” he elaborated.

There is more at The Examiner

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A Lesson In How To Inflame The Situation

Caution: Language warning.

A black man, apparently drunk or high, is filmed making threats against another person. A white man takes exception and physically attacks him. Other black men react and the threats start coming, “You should bow to me… You’ll all be dead by the end of the year.”

Both sides seem bent on making the confrontation worse. If this continues there will be bloodshed.

If you live in a city, get out as fast as you can. This kind of thing will explode soon.

From here

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Vile Pigs At MSNBC Delight In Injury To Cop

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The spokesperson tweeted this:

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It was later removed – but nothing ever goes away once it goes up on the internet.

A cop gets dragged down the street and MSNBC thinks it’s a joke.

MSNBC sunk to a new low on Friday with the posting of a video to MSNBC’s Facebook page that mocks police over a criminal dragging a police officer by a car as he attempted to flee from the officer. MSNBC also promoted the video on its Twitter account.

The headline used by MSNBC: “Does it count as a police chase if you take the cop along for the ride?”

The MSNBC video uses security and police body-camera footage from an incident on May 9 in Savannah, Georgia. The video was released by police on Wednesday and hit the national media the next day.

MSNBC added circus clown music to the video and the caption “Does it count as a police chase if you take the cop along for the ride?”

Read the rest at Gateway Pundit

Speaking about police, here is a video of a recording done by the late Paul Harvey about the police. It’s quite respectful.

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“Yes, The Left IS that Stupid”

This article is from the Gunslinger’s Journal. The writer makes a good point – one that I agree with.

Has it occurred to the jack-rabbits who want to take down The West so they can share in the “goodies” The West has “hoarded”, that if they take down The West, there won’t BE any goodies to share?”

He’s talking about the left. They seem to think that western society is made up of greedy people who have succeeded through a combination of luck and the victimization of the rest of the people.

There is something unusual about countries like the United States. Until now its people have been free to pursue their own self interest. That resulted in successful farms, businesses, and a lot of invention. All the peole in the country have benefited from the wealth they created – both in the case of plenty of food and in the development of and distribution of labor-saving devices. Even in the poorest neighborhoods people have enough to eat and own things like TV sets, automobiles, and cell phones.

The left wants to restrict the freedom to innovate so they can redistribute the wealth to those who have less. What they don’t understand is that by destroying the wealth makers the wealth will go away. There won’t be anything to redistribute. This has happened before in other countries and the result is always the same.

Historically, the closest thing to the current spread of civilization, culture, and technology, was the Roman Empire. It was the high water mark of the ancient world. And when the Empire failed, the world plunged into the Dark Ages…from which it struggled for centuries to emerge.

When Rome fell, it’s wealth, luxury and resources were not shared by the world. They disappeared. They disappeared because it took the organization that was the Empire to produce them.”

And more recently Rhodesia was a successful country on the African continent. The successful were thrown out, the country was renamed Zimbabwe, and:

A more modern example of this is the death of Rhodesia. It was a rich, prosperous, well-fed, functional and successful country. But the idea grew that the white elite, whose farmlands were the backbone of Rhodesian wealth, had “stolen” them from “the People”, and that they should be “liberated” from these oppressors, and returned to the people so they could share in the wealth they produced.

But, when the lands were “liberated” and given to “the people”, they ceased to be successful, profitable or productive farms. What the ignorant “liberators” failed to understand is that there was no inherent wealth in the farmland—nor a mine or well. It requires people with the knowledge, skill, the ambition and motivation, the technology and the culture to exploit its potential.”

Not mentioned but equally a problem for Zimbabwe was the devaluation of their money:

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There are many Americans who understand the problem. You can not destroy a society that is working, creating better lives for its citizens without also destroying the advantages those people enjoy.

This is a basic fact of life but the left isn’t interested in the nation’s people prospering. They are only interested in controlling every aspect of their lives. They really are that stupid.

Should The West fail, the world will not suddenly share in its supposedly hoarded wealth. The wealth will fail insofar as The West does. And nothing will be left for anyone but the wisp of smoke and memory.

And a New Dark Age.”

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“Science is often flawed. It’s time we embraced that.”

The trouble is that scientists are ‘Adjusting’ their data so they can come up with pre-determined outcomes. Politicizing the scientific method has taken place because of government funding of research and the desire of the ‘Scientists’ to publish their work.

If someone tells you, “the science is settled”, you should ask if it comes from the half that is true or the half that is untrue.

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Here are two quotes from the article in Vox:

In his book Derailed, about his fall from academic grace, the Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel explained his preferred method for manipulating scientific data in detail that would make any nerd’s jaw drop:

I preferred to do it at home, late in the evening… I made myself some tea, put my computer on the table, took my notes from my bag, and used my fountain pen to write down a neat list of research projects and effects I had to produce…. Subsequently I began to enter my own data, row for row, column for column…3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 4, 5, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2. When I was finished, I would do the first analyses. Often, these would not immediately produce the right results. Back to the matrix and alter data. 4, 6, 7, 5, 4, 7, 8, 2, 4, 4, 6, 5, 6, 7, 8, 5, 4. Just as long until all analyses worked out as planned.”

And:

Because of these now well-known problems, it’s not unusual to hear statements like those from The Lancet editor Richard Horton that “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” He continued: “Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?

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Chicago’s Bond Ratings Continue Their Slide

Look what happens when you elect a socialist mayor who can’t count past nine and a half.

“Chicago Public Schools’ and park district’s debt downgraded to junk status”

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Moody’s Investor Service dropped the bond ratings of Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District to junk a day after it did the same for the city of Chicago.”

This is from the Chicago Sun Times

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Excellent Training Video: ‘How To Reload A Double-Action Revolver’

If you carry a revolver for protection – even occasionally, you should practice reloading. Here are four good methods. I prefer the first but your mileage may vary.

Mentioned at the beginning, but very important, is that he is using a speed loader made by Safariland. They make several versions but the one shown here is either a CompI or a CompII. The CompIII loaders are for competition shooters.

Safariland loaders differ from other brands in that you don’t have to twist anything to release the cartridges. The action of shoving them against the rear of the cylinder is all it takes to release them.

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“Are You “Oversensitive””

Are you a ‘Special, Sensitive Snowflake’? Do you demand an apology when a Senator thinks you are sexist for referring to another Senator by her first name? Do you think a room full of white people is a microagression? Do you even believe in microaggressions? How about Republicans?

Take the test here.

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Most days, I’d rather I was less of an emotionally raw person. I would be so much less exhausted at the end of the day if I weren’t so heavily internalizing devastating headlines, or concerns over my friends’ problems, or hurt over wounds I wish I’d have moved on from already. But if I weren’t this way, would I be such an empathetic friend? Would I be as perceptive? Would I even have the same talents? Would I love as hard as I do and would I still be as good at trusting my gut? The other side of feeling emotional pain so strongly is that in happy moments, I feel joy just as intensely. Would I lose my capacity to bask so fully in the good times if I had the ability to trade away the bad? Being sensitive is as much a part of my personal make-up as my shoe size, and it surely had a hand in shaping my who I am.”

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Hat tip to Peter

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How Would You Deal With This?

It’s gonna suck to be a real SWAT team member if this continues.

“Criminals Perpetrate A No-Knock Raid Claiming To Be Police”

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HOLLADAY, Utah – Unified Police are looking for four suspects in a home invasion robbery overnight.

Police said four Polynesian men dressed in all black kicked the door in at a basement apartment in Holladay.

According to the two victims who were home at the time, the men said they were police officers and began searching the home and taking electronics.”

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Interesting: Homicide Map Shows Which Countries Have Worst Homicide Rates – And Best

The link will take you to an interactive map of the world. You can select any one and it will tell you how many murders there were there in 2012, the latest year that data are available. Honduras is the worst with 85.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants with 83% firearm related. By contrast, the United States has seen only 4.7 per 100,000 with 60% firearm related.

Police may be hunting down and killing minorities but not, apparently, in the United States.

The ten worst are:

1. Honduras
2. Venezuela
3. U.S. Virgin Islands
4. Belize
5. Jamaica
6. El Salvador
7. Anguila
8. Guatemala
9. Swaziland
10. Colombia

HONDURAS HAS THE HIGHEST MURDER RATE IN THE WORLD (IMAGE: IGARAPÉ)

HONDURAS HAS THE HIGHEST MURDER RATE IN THE WORLD (IMAGE: IGARAPÉ)

A Brazilian think tank has released a macabre interactive map, which exposes the nations where people are most likely to be murdered – with Latin American nations coming top.

The Homicide Map, compiled using the most recently available date from 2012, lays bare how a third of the world’s 450,000 murders were against victims in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, despite the fact that less than a tenth of the world’s population lives in this region.

And when specific nations are considered, El Salvador, Venezuela and Brazil are the places where murders are most common, according to the map by the Igarapé think tank.”

I found the link to this at the UK Independent

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Newt Gingrich Has An Idea… ‘How Republican Candidates Can Win’

Who is the smirking woman next to him? What is she smirking about?

Gingrich is right, too. His strategy is brilliant. There have been lots of black people who were damaged by rioters. Business owners especially. Do you think they support the looters?

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He is trying to start a discussion within the black community about the destructive nature of riots. His plan will require a candidate who has the bravery and the interest to start it. So far we have seen only two GOP candidates who have gone to meet with traditionally Democrat groups: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. I could see either one of them doing this.

Former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had advice for Republican candidates on Sunday’s

Face the Nation: The number one thing that Cameron did was emphasize working Britons. I’ll give you an example that’ll probably be controversial: A party which goes into places like Ferguson, Baltimore, and says, ‘It is the working African American who was hurt by the riot. It was the working, small-business African American and Latino American and Asian American who was hurt by the riot. Somebody ought to stand up for the people who are trying to create a decent future.’ That party’s going to start a debate that’s really important for this country, between those who want to work and those who want to disrupt and destroy, and I think that’s a very important debate for the next year.”

Read the rest at National Review

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Where Do All The Perverts Go? California Universities!

It’s not enough that this D-bag requires all students to strip naked, he gets naked with them.

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“Mother Outraged Daughter Asked To Perform Naked in Art Class”

A professor at UC San Diego is having his students take their final exam completely in the nude, and he says he’s been doing it for years.”

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“The Pentagon Admits It Is Preparing For a Mass Civil Breakdown in America”

The trigger will be when American citizens start shooting back

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A new US Department of Defense (DoD) research program admits that the Pentagon has long been concerned about widespread social break down. Even more striking of an admission is the fact that they have been funding universities to create models of the dynamics, risks and tipping points that would all be part of large-scale civil unrest in the United States.

The DoD program was funded under the overarching authority of a number of US military agencies.

….This program, costing millions of dollars, has been designed for the purposes of immediate and long-term “warfighter-relevant insights” development. The Pentagon explains that the purpose is for senior officials and decision makers in “the defense policy community” to form a contingency plan in the event of wide scale social unrest.

The recently revealed documents add that the purpose is further to inform policy implemented by “combatant commands.”

Read the rest here

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