Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Document drop: Another fatal FBI fumble in Florida

"A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view.

There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls.

As the exploiters of crisis know full well, bureaucratic screw-ups don’t make good fodder for partisan fundraisers and hipster T-shirts.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Palm Beach County police, 17-year-old Corey Johnson bought a knife last Sunday and brought it with him to a sleepover at longtime friend Kyle Bancroft’s house. At 4 a.m., he decided to kill Kyle’s mother, Elaine, his brother, Dane, and Dane’s friend, Jovanni Sierra Brand.

It’s a familiar narrative for the FBI — from the Boston Marathon bombers to the Orlando nightclub shooter to the Fort Lauderdale airport jihadist to the San Bernardino terrorists. Family members, teachers, neighbors and co-workers saw something and said something. Investigators investigated. But nobody did nuttin’ till it was too bloody late.

Nothing to see here; move along."

[Michelle Malkin]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Let's Call Liberal Activists 'Regime Hate Squads'

"Remember the good old days of the Latin American "death squads"?  Every liberal chanted with one voice to end these extrajudicial paramilitaries used by right-wing Latin American dictators to do the dirty work that they didn't want the regular armed forces, police, and justice system to do.

Liberals invented the term to differentiate between noble lefty revolutionary guerrillas who were good and evil right-wing regime thugs who were bad.  As any child could tell.

I strongly feel that our liberal friends' devotion to activism, the notion of the marginalized and the oppressed rising up in righteous rage against the ruling class, has gone sadly awry.

This liberal activism stuff stinks.  Activism approved by the ruling class is not real activism, which would be representing the folks outside the system, beyond the pale of ruling class approval.  In fact, today's activists are nothing but ruling class toadies, as the nice young lady at Yale admissions makes clear.  So it is time to name and shame all lefty think-tanks, protest groups, activist organizations, and ambitious young activists-in-training as "regime hate squads."

[American Thinker]

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Our America or theirs

"Lefties are in deep, deep denial.  They accuse Trump of the silliest stuff imaginable while exalting Barama and Hillary.  Comey and McCabe and Strzok are honorable men, and the Mueller investigation will put Trump in jail.  There's no talking with them because they just insult and sneer.  I know; I've tried.

They have built their own universe outside the universe of the real, and they say we who oppose them live outside the universe of the real and have built our own universe.  It's astonishing, and the longer it goes on, the more likely they are to lash out with violence when forced to face facts they don't want to face.

We can't let them get away with that anymore.

We are facing evil and its fruits.

We can't just let it go anymore.  There is no place left for us to retreat to.  For decades, we've let them get away with their rowdy, insulting, destructive behavior.  We've pretended they meant well when we knew they did not.  We've allowed them to get away with their lies because it was so unpleasant fighting all the time."

[American Thinker]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dems Only Pretend to Disavow Hillary's 'White Women' Comments

"In Hillary Clinton's recent visit to the India Today Conclave, she made what would be, if she were anyone other than Hillary Clinton, some astonishing statements.

She asserted that "all that red" in the middle of the United States map comprises poor, backward denizens who "don't like black people getting rights" or "women getting jobs."

Here's a peculiar statement that's gotten a lot of attention:
[Democrats] do not do well with white men, and they do not do well with married, white women.  And part of that is an ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, thinks you should."

[American Thinker]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

On Today’s Despicable Misuse of Children

"Today students were excused from classrooms all across America to participate in demonstrations in favor of firearms bans of one sort or another. These were anything but spontaneous actions organized by children. Rather, the anti-gun demonstrations were condoned, if not sponsored, by school administrations that are almost universally liberal. And the teachers’ unions played a part too. The National Education Association issued a statement that included this:
Since the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have launched an inspired movement to demand long overdue action on school safety and gun control. NEA, its affiliates, and members throughout Florida and the nation, support these calls to prevent further school massacres.
Ironically, the demonstrations in favor of school safety featured, in some instances, attacks on non-conforming students. At one Minneapolis high school, two students stood apart from the throng calling for more gun control. One of them carried a sign that said “Blame the Culture, Not Guns.” The other carried a Donald Trump banner. He was cursed, pursued, knocked down and beaten up by “pro-school safety” demonstrators. School officials, who purport to be so concerned with the safety of their students, did nothing to intervene."
[Power Line]

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Should She Have Been Able to Buy a Gun?

" In January of 2017, a severely mentally ill woman was able to buy a gun, legally.  She had no record – nothing on a background check would have raised a red flag.  She told her ex-husband she'd bought it, and he inferred why.  He managed to get it away from her...that time.  Sometime between February 2017 and April 4, 2017, she acquired another gun, legally.  On April 4, she left her counselor's office, having just been recommended to check herself into inpatient rehab for depression; drove to a location close to her ex's house; and shot herself through the mouth.

Confiscating guns, restricting gun purchases by age, et cetera will not work.  It will only punish law-abiding and stable people.  Looking closely at how we define and handle mental illness would be a giant step in the right direction.  Looking closely at how we handle the mentally ill within the legal system would be a giant step in the right direction.  Do we have the courage to do it?"

[American Thinker] 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The forgotten effort to raise a Jewish army to fight Hitler

" There’s a third movie that could’ve been made about this historic moment, involving the desperate race by the three greatest Zionist figures of the day — David-Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann and Vladimir Jabotinsky, the leaders of the left, right and center of Zionism — who sought to form a Jewish army to support Britain’s war effort. Each leader came on a months-long mission to America in 1940 to drum up support."

[New York Post]

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Second Amendment does not give us the right to bear arms

" In speaking with many fellow gun-owners, I have come to realize that most people don't know that the Second Amendment does not give us the right to bear arms.  The Second Amendment states that the right to bear arms "shall not be infringed"; it does not confer that right.  The Second Amendment is an admonition to government that it may not take away your right to bear arms, which is inherent."

[American Thinker]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cries to 'Ban the AR-15' Based on Ignorance and Hysteria

If you REALLY want to UNDERSTAND, read the entire article

"Yet another mass shooting has taken place in America – followed by all too predictable cries to ban the AR-15 rifle.

The pure ignorance of the people bleating for a ban on America's most popular rifle is appalling. With few exceptions, most of the calls to ban the AR-15 come from liberal, urban women and metrosexual men whose knowledge of firearms comes entirely from watching Rambo movies or playing "Call of Duty."

What we need instead is a cool-headed and sober analysis to find out why so many people, in the prime of life, in the wealthiest and most prosperous society in history, are willing to casually murder scores of strangers – and usually kill themselves in the process.

Until we answer that question, massacres are going to continue, with or without AR-15s.  So long as they do continue, the rest of us need all the self-protection – and freedom to defend ourselves – that we can get."

[American Thinker]