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PBS Gun Poll Backfires

PBS has asked their fans to react to a poll about restricting gun rights. The title of the poll is, “Poll: Would you support more restrictive gun laws in your state?“. They try everything they can to skew the results with propaganda like this,

Even so, after more than 118,000 people have voted the results look like this:

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Their agenda is showing. They are not keeping up with the rest of the people in the American public. PBS has become tone deaf. In spite of indicators like this, they continue to try to peddle their anti-gun lines.

Stupid, really.

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PJ Media: “Why Liberals Really, Really Hate Us”

Here’s another writer who calls leftists ‘liberals’. It seems to be a hard habit to break. But he has a point. They hate us because they do stupid things, we know they are stupid, and they know we know.

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In short, we laugh at them. And for good reason.

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They really, really hate us. George Orwell wrote a morning “Two Minutes Hate” session into the daily life of his dystopia in 1984. One blogger notes that 2,000 of Rachel Maddow’s facebook fans wished that Ted Cruz would fall into an open elevator shaft. What would he have made of the hyperventilating hatred that liberals display against conservatives? Over at National Review, Katherine Timpf reports on a hate manifesto published by the chair of University of Michigan’s Department of Communications. Republicans “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its followers have any legitimacy at all,” wrote Prof. Susan Douglas, ““So now we hate them back,” she explains. “And with good reason.”

In fact, they have their reasons to hate us. They are being silly. We know they are being silly, and they know we know, and they can’t stand it. It isn’t quite how we repudiate the idea that the opposing party has any legitimacy at all. But we can’t stop giggling.”

But there is more to it than that, I think. Leftists hate because they cannot love. Everything in their world leads to victimhood. Every failure is someone else’s fault, never the one who fails. That kind of mindset leads to anger and resentment. It prevents happiness. Ask a leftist about a Norman Roclwell painting. He/she/it will tell you that American life is not like that. It’s ugly.

Perhaps it is to them but millions of Americans strive for and achieve a life that looks like what Rockwell saw. Many of us are happy with our lives, or nearly so.

That drives the left nuts.

Both happiness and resentment are states of mind that people choose for themselves. The left believes Utopia is attainable but we’re not there yet – and that needs to change. The rest of the country doesn’t choose to take offense if someone shorter asks us to reach something on the top shelf of Target for them. We see it as an opportunity to help someone. It’s sort of like opening a door and allowing the other person to enter first. The act of helping someone makes us feel good. We choose to do it. We like it.

There are places like this little blog where we point fingers at people doing stupid things to themselves and chuckle. That is perhaps the most painful thing we could do to them.

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‘Tis The Season

The miracle of Chanukah Explained by Jim from Muzzlebrake.com

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Politico: “In new interview, Obamas recall personal racial slights”

AP Photo

AP Photo

The first two paragraphs of the Politico article are these:

Barack and Michelle Obama are sharing their own personal experiences with racial prejudice, saying they’ve been mistaken for valet drivers and Target employees — the latter even occurring during their time at the White House.

“The only person who came up to me in the [Target] store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her,” Michelle Obama told People magazine, recalling a trip she made to Target, according to excerpts released Wednesday.”

Yep. Definitely racist. The poor baby did not get recognized as the queen.

But, but, but, is it possible that it was caused by the fact that she dressed down to hide her identity?

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Could be.

Update:

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“BREAKING: Obama To Start Talks With Cuba To Establish Full Diplomatic Relations, Open Embassy”

This may not be a bad thing. It may save some Cuban lives by improving conditions there.

Cuba was once a great place for Americans to party. They had casinos, hookers, dog tracks, Jai Alai, and Bacardi rum. Now we have all that stuff. They may have to come up with a new schtick to lure American tourists.

Maybe it’ll be their excellent health care.

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From Weasel Zippers:

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I Gotta Get One

South Bend Uniform Company
2302 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, Indiana

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Website here

South Bend Uniform Company sells ‘Breathe Easy Don’t Break The Law’ shirts

The shirts are designed as a statement of support for law enforcement in response to the popular “I Can’t Breathe” shirts worn by professional and college athletes.”

The South Bend Uniform Company is selling shirts with the slogal "Breath Easy Don't Break The Law" to show support for law enforcement. (Photo supplied / South Bend Uniform Company)

The South Bend Uniform Company is selling shirts with the slogal “Breath Easy Don’t Break The Law” to show support for law enforcement. (Photo supplied / South Bend Uniform Company)

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Caption This

I’ll start it out with a couple:

“Whaddaya think? Will Hillary like this under the tree?”

“I didn’t know humidors came in colors.”

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When Security Trumps Liberty: The Republic Will Fall

Judge says that the public has no right to know about the frequency of use of this invasive technology because it might teach people how to avoid it. Our open society is slowly being closed down. One day, we’ll awake to find ourselves shackled to an all-pervasive surveillance state, and question how we got there. This is one of the many tributary paths.

A local judge in Arizona ruled Friday that the Tucson Police Department (TPD) does not have to disclose records related to the use of stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators, under the state’s public records act.

“What statutory authority permits the use of this surveillance technology?”

According to a Saturday report from Capitol Media Services, a state news wire, complying with reporter Beau Hodai’s public records request “would give criminals a road map for how to defeat the device, which is used not only by Tucson but other local and national police agencies.” Hodai sued the TPD and the City of Tucson in March 2014 to force them to hand over such records.

The devices are often used covertly by local and federal law enforcement to locate target cellphones and their respective owners. However, stingrays also sweep up cell data of innocent people nearby who have no idea that such collection is taking place. Stingrays can be used to intercept voice calls and text messages as well.

Senators are finally beginning to question the statutory authority of such surveillance technology:

And just last month, local prosecutors in a Baltimore robbery case even dropped key evidence that stemmed from stingray use rather than allow a detective to fully disclose how the device was used.

As the senators write:

We would like to know if your departments, or its components, utilize these devices along the borders and in our states. Accordingly, we request the following information:

1. To what extent does your department use lMSI-catchers (Stingrays, DRTboxes, etc.) or other similar technology? Specifically:

a. Which components within your department use such devices? If multiple components use such devices, is there department-wide guidance governing their use?

b. Since [fiscal year] 2010, how many times has such technology been deployed, and how many phones were identified or tracked by this technology, including devices used by the targets of the operation as well as non-targets whose information was incidentally
swept up?

c. In what types of operations are these devices deployed? What statutory authority permits the use of this surveillance technology?

e. Do [the Department of Homeland Security] and/or [Department of Justice] obtain a court order prior to using such devices? If so, do DHS and/or DOJ inform the courts of the number of individuals likely to be impacted; the scope of acquisition; or the specific technology being deployed?

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Further Alienates NY Police

A few days ago we pointed out that New York police are telling the Mayor to stay away from police funerals. We observed that hizzoner has been disrespecting the police. Now we find that this was not an isolated incident. DeBlasio continues to side with violent protesters even when they injure cops.

He better watch his back.

Young, stoned DeBlasio

Young, stoned DeBlasio

Mayor de Blasio has again spit in the face of city cops — using the word “allegedly’’ to describe the vicious mob attack on two NYPD lieutenants, outraged police reps said Sunday.

Bending over backward to praise the city’s anti-cop protesters for their “peaceful’’ behavior — even as some chanted on Saturday night, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” — the mayor said the attack was “an incident . . . in which a small group of protesters allegedly assaulted some members of the NYPD.”

“When cops are the accused, the word ‘alleged’ never enters into the discussion,” fumed Michael Palladino, president of the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association.

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called de Blasio a “total nincompoop” for his handling of the situation.

“His actions are contributing to the injuries that are being received by the NYPD,” Mullins said.”

Read more at JWF

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What Do You Do When Your Home Is Burgled and You Spot The Burglars?

The Wyatt’s know. They stopped the burglars and held them for police. And it was all recorded by a TV News crew.

An Alabama family that had fallen victim to a home burglary last week happened to spot the suspected intruders Sunday as they drove down the street — and they didn’t let them escape.

According to WBRC-TV, the Wyatts happen to spot the three intruders as they drove down a neighborhood road after committing yet another break-in robbery at different house.

As soon as they caught a glimpse of the crooks, the family followed their vehicle, stopped them and held them at gunpoint until police arrived on the scene.”

WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Surveillance footage captured the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home this weekend. The three creeps stole two TVs and even several Christmas presents — including gifts for the family’s 1-year-old son.

Surveillance footage captured the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home this weekend. The three creeps stole two TVs and even several Christmas presents — including gifts for the family’s 1-year-old son.

Read more at Top Right News

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Cop Screwed Up. Man Died. Police Chief Supports Cop.

At the least this could have been a learning experience.

They said the woman was hysterical. She was. Justifiably so.

Casey Kressin

Casey Kressin

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – The moments leading up to the death of a Jim Falls man have been released on dash cam.

29-year-old Casey Kressin died a week and a half ago after suffering a severe asthma attack, when the vehicle he was in was stopped by a Chippewa Falls police officer.

The video is extremely tough to watch; showing minutes that feel like hours passing before an ambulance finally arrives to pick him up.

Kressin’s girlfriend was rushing him to the hospital, as he was suffering from a severe asthma attack. That’s when police pulled them over. Where the vehicle is stopped is just is less than three miles from the hospital. From the time they’re pulled over, it takes more than six minutes for the ambulance to arrive. Police say Kressin became unresponsive at that time and was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.”

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Mike Vanderboegh Speaks At Washington Anti I-594 Rally

Vanderboegh is the founder of the three-percent movement. He is one of the people who broke the story on Fast and Furious.

Vanderboegh blogs daily at Sipsey Street Irregulars.

He is dying of cancer but he gives a powerful speech.

Read more at Captain’s Journal

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“We Really Don’t Want Whites At Our ‘Millions March’

Apparently it’s just for black people. The organizers have special restrictions that apply to white protesters.

Ah, the togetherness is something, isn’t it? Racial harmony reigns.

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Read more here.

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Thirty Pieces Of Silver

House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner

From Day By Day Cartoon

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Long Island Woman Collects $1.12 Million For Being A ‘Tea Bagger’

This woman was abused by a pissant cop. He freaked out when he saw she had an ‘Evil Black Gun’, even though she owned it legally. He over reacted and got his department sued. She made a federal case of it and won.

Let this be a lesson to us all.

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A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”

From The New York Post:

Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”

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NYC Protesters Chant For Dead Cops

“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

They called it the ‘Millions March’ but it looks more like the ‘Dozens March’ or maybe the ‘Hundreds March’. From Weasel Zippers:

In case you make any mistake as to their ideology, they let you know their true purpose, launching into a well-practiced rousing chant of “A, Anti, Anti-capitalista!”.

Media has failed to report that most of the organizers behind these marches are radical groups such as Rev Com, the Revolutionary Communist party, as well as Occupy and Answer Coalition. Most of these groups have very small numbers that travel from city to city to make it appear like there are more. Numbers today were buttressed with union members, such as the UAW.”

In case you were wondering who organized the 'Protest', note the T-shirts

In case you were wondering who organized the ‘Protest’, note the T-shirts

And here is that great news source, CNN’s reaction. They support the demand for dead cops.

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If This Is True It Explains A Lot Of Things

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Well, this source says there are More than 50,000 annually. The report was published in July of 2013.

About the same time Salon reported that there are more than 100 SWAT raids Every Day.

Vice.com, about the same time, alleges that there are nearly 150 a day.

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Whatever the numbers, it sounds like an awful lot. The Salon piece writer makes the observation that, “Once you have a SWAT team you want to use it”. That’s probably true and it explains a few things. It doesn’t, however, explain why any police department would send out the SWAT team based on either an anonymous tip or one from a known felon or drug user. That is just irresponsible and it should be stopped.

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“CIA Enhanced Interrogation Program Architect Says Democrats Using Report to Gain More Control Over CIA”

This is an outtake. The entire 25 minute long Vice News interview is here.

I think it’s the Democrats want to rewrite history partially because giving the CIA a black eye would maybe give them more control over the CIA’s budget and more control over, you know, more Senate oversight,” Dr. James Mitchell told VICE News. “Well, the problem with that is you can’t trust Congress to get anything done.”

“I don’t want them fighting the war on terror. I don’t want them making decisions about that.”

Dr. Mitchell is considered by many to be the architect of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program which has recently come under fire after a report from the Senate Democrats.”

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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NYC Cops Are Not Walking Out On DeBlasio – Yet – But…

… They are telling him to stay away from police funerals.

From the New York Post: Cops tell de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals:

NYC Mayor DeBlasio

NYC Mayor DeBlasio

A week or so ago we suggested that NYC police walk out because of the way their mayor disrespected them. No one has yet walked out but they are making their displeasure with hizzoner known.

Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing pols from their funerals.”

They have even designed a form letter that officers can use:

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Good for them.

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Made Me Laugh Out Loud

The Daily Show sends Jordan Klepper out to investigate why Mary’s Gourmet Diner gives a discount to patrons who pray. Atheists don’t like that they don’t get the discount.

Klepper says the atheist is just being a d*ck.

Klepper spoke with the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s co-President Dan Barker about the group’s issue with Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a small business whose owner, Mary Haglund offers 15 percent discounts for customers who pray before meals. Klepper asked Barker why didn’t he just fake pray to get the discount, but Barker insisted it would be against his beliefs to do so. Klepper mocked, “Well what’s going to happen if you’re a hypocrite atheist? You going to go to ‘not-Hell?’”

Language warning, I guess. They did bleep out the swearing.

More at News Busters

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Bill Whittle: “Progressives Are The New Barbarians”

Whittle makes an excellent case against Progressives here. He shows us that they are not interested in truth or justice. They are willing to destroy other’s lives to advance their agenda.

His stuff gets better all the time. This is one of his best.

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“Georgia Man Killed in Drug Raid Was Face Down When Shot in Head, Says Family’s Lawyer”

A SWAT Raid on an innocent man’s house was generated by a tip from a meth head who had stolen the man’s car. The SWAT team performed a no-knock raid on his house and killed him. Evidence shows that they shot him in the back after he was down.

If Hooks’ home was invaded and he was killed based on a tip from a meth head, no one is safe in their home.

What should be done with the cops who did this? How about their superiors who sent them on the no-knock raid?

David Hooks, the Georgia man killed in a SWAT raid on his East Dublin home in September, was shot in the head and back while face down on the ground, according to his family’s attorney, Mitchell Shook, who cited EMS and hospital records as evidence.

As reported by WMEZ-TV. There is an auto-start video at this link.

“One was to the side of the head, the other, was in his back, the back of his left shoulder, based on the evidence we see, we believe that David Hooks was face down on the ground when he received those last two shots,” says Shook.”

Read more at Reason.com

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Rayciss!: “Chicago cop disciplined for playing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at protest”

Everything is racist to someone. Especially if it helps them get their way.

A Chicago police officer has been disciplined after he admitted playing a song some consider racially offensive during a protest against police violence last weekend, the department announced in a statement Thursday.

The action was taken after a video surfaced apparently showing a Chicago police car blasting the song “Sweet Home Alabama” by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd during the Saturday protest.

In the statement, the officer said he was playing the music as a “fan of the University of Alabama,” which was playing the University of Missouri for the SEC championship and a shot at the NCAA playoffs.

But the department said it “fully understands sensitivities related to the song and, regardless, we cannot condone any behavior that may be viewed as disruptive or disrespectful to any protester or resident.”

“CPD is dedicated to ensuring residents’ right to free speech and peaceful assembly,” it added.

The officer will be suspended for 10 days pending the approval of Superintendent Garry McCarthy, according to a source.”

Read more at the Trib

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“Conservatives: Let’s Primary Every GOP Boneless Wonder Who Votes For The CRomnibus”

Boy, do I agree with this. Each and every Republican who votes for this monstrosity needs to be thrown out. We may not be able to succeed in firing them but primarying them is another matter.

The bill includes funding for abortion, amnesty for illegal aliens, benefits for illegals, the war on coal, and costs more than a Trillion dollars. With our runaway national debt this is exactly the opposite of what the country needs.

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There’s only one way to stop Obama’s destructive policies, especially the ruinous spending that has pushed America into a national debt of over $18 trillion, and that is for Republicans to stop voting “YES” on spending bills like the “CRomnibus.”

However, the policies that are funded by the “CRomnibus” represent practically everything that conservatives who volunteered, donated and voted in the 2014 midterm election thought they had just defeated.

But what is the deepest betrayal by the House Republican leaders behind the bill is that it is not something that was forced upon a reluctant Republican majority in the House by Harry Reid and the just defeated Senate Democrats – this is a deal Republican leaders negotiated on behalf of themselves and the House Republican Conference.”

This idea came from Conservative HQ where there is a more in-depth description of the things that are bad about this bill.

Update: The bill passed the House 219-206. The roll call vote list is here. Is your Congresscritter on the list of yeas? Mine is.

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Klavan: “Who Is Al Sharpton?” And More

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