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The Thunder Rolls

A few years ago Garth Brooks did a song called The Thunder Rolls, the song opens with the sound of rumbling thunder. Actually a lot like what I’ve been hearing lately. And I don’t just mean the weather, I mean the nation.

Crap. What could go wrong.

So, a couple of questions. Maxine Waters is now concerned about children and, G-d in on their side? Since when does the rabid left care about G-d, and I’d be interested to see Maxine’s voting record on a couple of funding issues. I’d also point out while Maxine is in full bray about children being separated from their parents in detention centers that under George Bush there were family detention centers. The left did away with them. Brandon Darby has been covering this issue for a long time. A nine minute video worth watching. You’ll possibly learn some interesting things. I know I did. For the left the answer is let everyone in, open borders. Doing the jobs fewer Americans are willing to do, namely vote Demoncrat.

https://www.crtv.com/video/ep-192–why-didnt-liberals-care-about-kids-at-the-border-under-obamas-watch–white-house-brief

Pro-tip: When you hear the media obsessing about something, and Rachel Madcow or some of them sobbing hysterically, that’s a good time to really pay close attention to some more conservative news outlets, because there is more than likely a good reason for the full throated bray coming from the liberal mouth, and it’s usually distraction from something rather important. Media Turning Trump Voters into Public Enemy No. 1

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What mad Maxine is referring to is an incident that took place recently, actually more than one.

Twice in the past week, activists have posted information on employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency that carried out Trump’s policy that required children to be separated from their parents who were arrested for crossing the U.S. border illegally. Amid national bipartisan outrage, Trump abruptly reversed course last week.

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson was met with protesters when she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC, last week, as was Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to Trump on immigration policy and architect of the “zero tolerance” policy that led to the family separations, at another Mexican restaurant.

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And on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in rural Lexingron, Va., because the staff and owners disagreed with Trump’s policies.

Actually, based on President Trump’s tweet about the incident, she and her family probably got off lucky.

The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018

In this case, I suspect he’s right because it seems the restaurant is far more concerned with virtue signaling and social justice than customer service, proper sweet tea, biscuits and black-eyed peas. Doubt me?

Wilkinson told the Washington Post that some of her LGBT employees were apparently triggered by the presence of a Trump administration official and suffered massive microaggressions.

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The Post reported that staffers “knew Sanders had defended Trump’s desire to bar transgender people from the military.”

Wilkinson said she gave staff members the final decision on whether or not to kick out the Sanders family.

“They said, yes,” she told the newspaper.

Wilkinson had been summoned to the restaurant by frightened staff members unsure of how to handle the situation.

I’m reading this and thinking you’ve got to be kidding. Did she throw a roll at them? Whack them with a dirty spoon? What? Unsure how to handle the situation? Did NO ONE train these people how to be waiters and waitresses? Hi, I’m Jenny, may I take your order? How’s about handling it like that? Summoned by frightened staffers, suffered massive microaggressions and I truly doubt in my deepest of occasionally present heart that any of her staffers had any plans of military enlistment, so I’m not sure at all how that figures in. But with all that trauma to the staff just by one middle age woman and her family eating there, when you think they even have time to care about clean tables, silver or floors? Let alone a clean kitchen. But did the fun stop there? Nope.

After they had been kicked out, Sanders and her husband left. However, the remainder of the party decided to eat at a restaurant across the street. That’s when Huckabee said the trouble continued.

“The owner of the Red Hen – who had just thrown Sarah out – organized a group of people to yell and scream at them at another restaurant,” he said.

The De-evolution of Civility and Manners

 

 

 

 

 

 

And to the left, this kind of behavior is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged.

And, there are those willing to rise to the challenge. Up next: 1970s-style bombings, warns progressive

Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell recently defended her husband from protesters who surrounded their vehicle and obviously hadn’t seen Brandon Darby’s video or they would have shut the heck up.

And then there’s this, Increasing threats to Homeland Security include burned animal carcass left on staffer’s porch. These are some seriously disturbed individuals.

The Politico’s take on it is typical left wing slant, to me. The left loses its cool but they did mention this incident.

Florida GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi required a police escort away from a movie about Mister Rogers after activists yelled at her in Tampa — where two other Republican lawmakers say they were also politically harassed last week, one of them with her kids in tow.

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According to Bondi, she and a friend were confronted at least four times — while buying tickets, entering the theater, standing in line at the concession stand and then on their way out — and that activists were aggressive in each instance, with one yelling so loudly at her that he spit in her hair, either unintentionally or because he meant to expectorate on her. She said they also taunted her friend as “blue eyes” and asked him in a threatening manner if he was going to protect her, as though they wanted to fight.

Shocking isn’t it? Thought they were concerned about women and their children? But here is how The Politico excuses and equates it.

Few disagree that Democrats are marching, protesting and confronting Republican officials with more intensity during the midterm elections than at any time in decades. The progressive fervor recalls conservative opposition to the previous president in his first midterm, when Democratic members of Congress were left running from disruptive town halls and ended up being crushed at the polls in November.

Shall I point out the difference in a politician at a political event like a townhall being called to account for their votes vs a government employee out to dinner with their family or a movie? I guess I should since The Politico sees no difference. Well, there is, it’s more of the later harassment that the left left by crazy Maxine is fomenting.

And where will this all lead? Trump aides urged to get a gun. Considering it is the left that is usually responsible for the majority of the attacks, it’s probably a good idea. It’s been about a year since Bernie supporter “Bucket-o-chum” shot Rep. Steve Scalise. I rather guess it will only be a matter of time before one of these mobs that loony Maxine is encouraging gets out of hand and violent. I mean just look at the rioting and arson we had with antifa and resist and and and. It should be no surprise, it’s where they go with this. Normal sane humans have no desire or intention to be targets or see their family beat up by nutty Maxine’s rent-a-thugs. They will plan and try their best to be prepared. Some politicians of course have paid security, or government provided security. But regular people, just going to work, doing their job, raising their family? We’re on our own.

I recently saw a new book has been released by Stephen P. Halbrook. Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France. Stephen also recently did a column on Townhall on this very subject. Time for a History Lesson About Gun Control

Purportedly to fight violence in the streets, Germany’s Weimar Republic decreed gun registration in 1931, but warned that the records must not fall into the hands of radical elements. Hitler seized power in 1933 and used those very records to disarm political opponents and Jews in order to render them incapable of any form of resistance.

Political protest in France prompted Prime Minister Pierre Laval in 1935 to decree firearm registration and repression of the right to assemble. What could possibly go wrong?

The registration records were critical to the Nazis who overran France in 1940, imposed the death penalty for not turning in guns, and conscripted the French police to ferret out violators. Despite the chance of being executed, numerous French citizens did not surrender their firearms.

Today I figure that number of brave French could be as high as 3. Back then, 20-50. Perhaps I’m still cranky about the number of collaborators.

Today the nazis would have help in the shape of the UN, lead by Antonio Guterres.

Small arms control is a prerequisite for stability and conflict prevention, which is critical to achieve the mutually reinforcing goals of sustaining peace and sustainable development.

Only through sustainable development will we be able to build just, peaceful and inclusive societies and to achieve lasting peace.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our agreed roadmap for building peaceful, resilient and prosperous societies on a healthy planet. Among the 17 Goals, there is a specific target to reduce arms flows, based on improving the tracing of weapons.

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When the UN says they have to use “grassroots organizations” they’re meaning gun control groups, like Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. They’re utilizing Americans to fulfill their desire to push gun control. Their reason? It looks better if Americans are demanding we abolish the Second Amendment instead of other countries tying to pressure us.

The United Nations can’t say Agenda 2030 — their plan for global peace — is successful if Americans are still armed and if the Second Amendment still exists. They have to completely get rid of armed citizens in America and the way to go about that is using our peers against us.

It’s almost like fruity Maxine and her willing useful idiots are trying to foment a situation where more people will be willing to call for gun control. They are not realizing like the little money Hogg, they are being used as political pawns. Although since money Hogg now has armed guards, maybe he just figures he’ll be one of the elites. But when discussing the UN and guns, it’s always necessary to remember as far as the UN is concerned, There is no human right to self-defense.

And this will be ugly, very very ugly. It’s as though the UN and the liberal leftists in America and Israel are working together. I’m sure they have for ages, but it’s getting pretty open now. If psycho Maxine is going to be leading hunts and attacks against conservatives, I’m sure it’s easier if you ensure they are defenseless first.

I’m far from the only columnist that’s hearing thunder rolling. Kurt Schlichter has an excellent column, Liberals’ Hatred Will Inevitably Turn Into Violence

But there’s no sign of sanity. This week they turned the hate up to “11,” then cranked it to “17.” There are not many places to go once you reach “You are real live Nazis murdering children by not letting aspiring Democrat voters flow into the country at will!” At some point, instead of a few wild-eyed randos with crummy aim trying to off libs’ political/cultural opponents, they are going to start collectively going to go for the throat.

Our collective throat. Which I do not anticipate us Normals responding to in a huggy, loving kind of way.

The whole column is good, really good. There is a reason the progressives are trying so hard to de-humanize conservatives and some Republicans.

In the meantime, I’m feeling microaggressed, or whatever. I think I should go tear down a statue and make myself feel better.

THIS is an offensive statue that should come down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Times of Immigration

World refugee day was 20th June 2018. Goodness knows, there’s been a lot of talk about the poor refugees of late, especially the children. I ran across a Twitter page lately that for me shows crystal clear pictures and meaning of the word refugee. It’s called St. Louis Manifest, I urge you to take a look, if only for a few moments. If you are unfamiliar with the story of the ship and it’s mission, U.S. Policy During the Holocaust: The Tragedy of S.S. St. Louis. How it turned out? Faces Of Auschwitz, it’s another Twitter page telling the stories of the victims of Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Understand the US had a far different immigration policy back then. But the media back then was as complicit in covering up wrong doings as they are now. The American Press and the Holocaust

The treatment accorded by the American press to the destruction of the Jews during World War II can be best described as a “sidebar,” the name given by journalists to a story that is ancillary to the main story. The press coverage of the Nazi persecution of the Jews paralleled U.S. government policy on refugee rescue, which was not treated as an issue of primary importance. The behavior of the press reflected the United States’ attitude of “rescue through victory.” It was relatively rare for more than the isolated paper to call for action to assist Jews. Information about the “Final Solution” and the systematic destruction of the Jews, was available from 1942, long before the end of the war. In spite of Nazi efforts to carry out mass murder in isolated areas and to swear participants to secrecy, executioners themselves talked, and occasional witnesses to mass shootings even more so. Underground organizations, particularly Jewish and Polish, made great efforts to let the world know what was happening and what would occur if the Nazis were not halted. The information was sometimes partial and even contradictory, but there were enough stories from enough sources that the outside world should have been able to discern a pattern by 1942. The Nazi regime was doing what Hitler had promised. Practically no aspect of the Holocaust remained unknown by 1945. Some of the information about specific killings, and about hundreds of thousands of deaths, was published in the Western press, although not in complete or dramatic form in most of the major American newspapers, with facts often understated or qualified by cautious editors. Significant information was often buried on the inside pages of newspapers.

The Nazi regime was doing what Hitler had promised. Yep, fundamentally transform Germany.

There were kids on that ship, lots of them. And progressives were every bit as concerned about them as they are today. Which is to say not really much at all, except as political fodder to be used against the President and those who elected him.

The obama regime made it clear illegal aliens would be welcomed. Rubio blames Obama for increased illegal immigration, kids being separated from parents

“This is not just some plan to cruelly torture people,” he said during a visit to Sarasota on Saturday. “The Obama administration was just releasing everyone, the parents and the kids, and a significant percentage of the people they released never came back, never showed up for a hearing, never heard from them again.

“And that’s a magnet. These poor people are desperate, and these trafficking groups are telling them, ‘We can take you to America, all you have to do is turn yourself in and you’ll quickly be released and then you’re done.’ And that’s causing more people to come.

I’m sure we were all feeling bad for that little girl crying on the cover of Time magazine being stared at by an imposing looking President Trump. Why, who’s heart wouldn’t just want him to let her and her poor mother into the country at once. Poor little tyke, ripped from her Mother’s arms. Well, her Dad might not. Oh yes, she has a Dad. He lives in Honduras. So what did he say about his wife fleeing the crime and poverty of her life there? Oh, well, no, she wasn’t fleeing crime, and he has a pretty good job at the port there. She just wanted to live in America. So much so that this is the second time she’s tried to illegally cross the border. I guess she figured if she tried it with a kid she’d stand a better chance of getting in. Wonder where she got that idea? So anyway, she got kicked out the first time, but since this is her second attempt, it will count as a felony. I wonder how she chose which of her 4 children to bring along? Oh yes, she has 3 other children. And she didn’t tell her husband or the other children she was leaving. So, she essential kidnapped one of her children and drug the 2 year old on a 1,800 mile summer hike after paying a coyote $6,000. As it turns out, the child was never separated from it’s mother. Time magazine, more #FakeNews Hopefully Time’s remaining 12 subscribers won’t be too shocked to hear that.

So under what conditions are the children “separated” from the parents? There are three.

For the longest time, illegal immigration was driven by single males from Mexico. Over the last decade, the flow has shifted to women, children, and family units from Central America. This poses challenges we haven’t confronted before and has made what once were relatively minor wrinkles in the law loom very large.

The Trump administration isn’t changing the rules that pertain to separating an adult from the child. Those remain the same. Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child’s parent, or is a threat to the child, or is put into criminal proceedings.

It’s the last that is operative here. The past practice had been to give a free pass to an adult who is part of a family unit. The new Trump policy is to prosecute all adults. The idea is to send a signal that we are serious about our laws and to create a deterrent against re-entry. (Illegal entry is a misdemeanor, illegal re-entry a felony.)

So how awful are the “cages” the children are being kept in? Inside Shelter for Illegal Alien Children Separated from Parents and it really is worth taking a look at the photos in that one. It’s run by Southwest Key.

Southwest Key has operated its facilities — 27 in total, across California, Arizona, and Texas — since 1997,

Yep, since 97. The same “cages” all the Presidents before used. The article also points out some of the media lies. But I think this column raises some excellent points. 13 Facts the Media ‘Pros’ Don’t Want You to Know About ‘Family Border Separation’

If an American citizen breaks the law and is funneled into the justice system, he is separated from his family and children. This American citizen is not allowed to keep his family with him in a detention center.

Once again, our media want illegal aliens to enjoy special rights and privileges American citizens do not enjoy.

One more point…

These migrants are guilty of walking minor children through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime (crossing a border illegally).

If you or I walked a child through miles and miles of desert with the intent of committing a crime, child protective services would take our children away (and should).

The article raises several other interesting points, but I’ll just pick out one more for you.

The only reason the media suddenly came to care about family separation is as a means to fabricate a controversy, as a tactic to distract voters from three legitimate news stories from last week that benefit Trump: 1) our economy is booming,  2) Trump had a successful summit with North Korea, and 3) the Inspector General report exposed James Comey’s FBI as a swamp of corruption out to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame Trump.

What progressives don’t think about, or possibly do, and just don’t care is THESE refugees are not the refugees of the St. Louis that were sent back to a government of armed people against a disarmed populace. The people on the St. Louis were not coming here with the intention of turning America into a Sharia compliant nation. Europe’s earthquake is underway

After 17 years of uncontrolled Islamic immigration, Europe has more sharia courts, more refugees, more veiled women, more schools dominated by Muslims, more mosques, more minarets, more genital mutilation, more Muslim Brotherhood, more Muslim mayors, and less churches, less Jews, less unaccompanied women in the cities at night, less cartoons of Muhammad.

Multiculturalism favors Third World cultures over Western culture. Much of the public speech today in Europe is dedicated to the infinite reading of the crimes of the West and of the evil that Israel represents. In the meantime, the contributions of the West to humanity – democracy, scientific revolution, human beings and industrial revolution – are diminished or marginalized. Europe has condemned itself to a permanent state of siege.

So what’s the point of all this? Why all the media yammering? Well, in addition to the 3 points listed above:

Obviously, we cannot have children living in adult detention centers. Obviously, we cannot have adults living in child detention centers. Therefore, the only way to “reunite” these families is to release these illegals into our country.

The media will not tell you this because the media do not want you to know that flooding America with non-citizens is their true agenda. The rich and powerful love to exploit and abuse these individuals, as they can leverage their immigration status for illegally low wages, and politicians are salivating at the chance to bestow voting rights on them — and thus entrench their power.

But when you hear the media call for these families to be reunited, remember that is coded language that means only one thing: releasing illegal aliens into our country with nothing more than a court summons.

So just be aware when you hear all the media malfeasance and lies, the progressives are still trying to fundamentally change America, and to them? The end always justify the means. But the Imam of Peace had a great idea on what Time Magazine #FakeNews could do to make up for their blatant lie.

Imam’s Suggestion

 

 

 

Mind you, something called a Brooke Baldwin, maybe it’s Alec in drag, I don’t know. But it commented that while those photos might not be true, it was ok they used them to make people think they were true, because it’s “representative”. Wow, now they don’t even say we were wrong for lying, we misspoke or it was a mistake. Just it’s ok because. Sigh. Wow. So, compare and contrast this to how the media handled it when it was Jews that were on the St. Louis. Because to me? That is representative of actual refugees.

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What it is, and what it isn’t

I’ve been listening to a lot of Rabbi Tovia Singer the last couple weeks. He is very knowledgeable, easy to understand, yes, even with a east coast accent, meaning there are “Gs” on the end of some words, who knew? But he explains things so clearly. The last lecture in the series, available for free download if you’re interested, is The Slander of Israel and its Trigger for Anti-Semitism.

I’ve seen several interesting articles the last few days, and some videos that, at least in my mind, go together to make a picture.

Eight years ago on the 31st of May was the Mavi Marmara incident. Billed by most of the media as a humanitarian ship taking aid and supplies to the “beleaguered and isolated Palestine”. They were viscously attacked by the IDF to prevent them from helping the poor citizens of Gaza, who are sitting in the dark with no electricity. Hamas terror rocket hits line supplying electricity to Gaza, knocking out power. A quick Duck Duck search. And certainly the way I worded the sentences you might feel sorry for the poor humanitarians just trying to help. Unless you saw footage, which Israel was way too slow to release in my humble opinion.

If you want more in depth information, this one is about 20 minutes long. Take a listen at about 7:17 in.

What Rabbi Tovia bring out in his lecture is how the left, the side that Jews usually most closely identify with, has been causing death in Israel, for years. How trusted media sources such as NPR, our tax dollars at work, are blatantly biased. Reporting the death of a pregnant woman with her four little children in a car heading to town as a “pregnant settler”, coming from her “settlement”. These “settlements” so called by the left, are the Biblical heartland. The attack was so horrific, all five Jews were cut to ribbons by machine gun fire. Lest you think she could have been armed, no, not unless she was currently in the IDF. Gun control is pretty strict in most of Israel. Against my wishes certainly. How the media reported the murdering terrorists as “militants”. Seriously. And that’s been going on for a long time. I don’t think years ago I was as cognizant of it as I am now. But being in the Second Amendment arena for a few years will make you very aware of how terms like “assault rife” “extra capacity clip” what even is that, can be used to influence the gullible or ill-informed. When he was talking about the Arab nations forming a consensus he counts France as one of the Arab nations. Fitting, and this is not a new lecture taking place last week, it was probably early to mid 2000s. His point is when the left wing mainstream media #FakeNews goes into attack mode on Israel, Jews will die. He points out there are churches in Israel, there are Christian Arabs in Israel, there are Muslim and mollusks, but no one is bombing their churches or mollusks. No one is butchering them like the Har Nof massacre. Go even further back, if this is all about the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967 or the state of Israel in 1948, then why the Hevron massacre of 1929? The Haganah showed up in Hevron and told the residents they had knowledge that there would be an attack. Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, and good buddy of Hitler was inciting the riots. The citizens of Hevron turned down the protection protesting that they had lived in peace with their Arab neighbors for centuries. True, they had. However, that had been without incitement. They were afraid if the Haganah showed up it would “inflame” the situation and make it worse. Well, we know how that turned out. The British, who had control neither intervened to stop it, and in some cases, assisted the arabs in the slaughter.

The mindset matters, there was a threat. Which the British downplayed.

What is was, was about appeasing Arabs and staying on their good side, what it was not was justice and duty for the Brits.

The British are still no friend to Israel. Nor is France who canceled the sale of Dassault Mirage III fighter aircraft. Israel’s air force was badly depleted after the 1967 war and they were looking to build it back up. But after Israel dared to retaliate on December 28, 1968 for the El Al Flight 253 attack Franceistan instead instituted an embargo. How dare those Jews count Jewish lives and blood as precious! It might be worth mentioning in the retaliation, no one died. Only planes.

Similar to a news report Rabbi Tovia talked about where Israel attacked a Sheik that was wheelchair bound. Mind you he was orchestrating all kinds of suicide bombings in Israel, but the talk show host had no problem saying that the targeted assassination would “inflame” the situation and that there were other options, Israel could have arrested him. Yeah, the audience cracked up at that one as well. One of his callers pointed out this was an organization that had publicly declared a goal of eliminating Israel and tried to point out they were defending their citizens. The talk show host cut him off, and said they dropped the call. Might be worth mentioning after the targeted assassination that the rate of suicide bombers in Israel dropped of dramatically.

But who are the biggest supporters of these Antisemites, those who wish to see the one Jewish state vanish?

The left, and sadly many prominent Jews among them. Pretty much the same people that hate us, the Second Amendment people.

Sultan Knish, the brilliant Daniel Greenfield writes.

Jewish neighborhoods and businesses built by the immigrant generation vanished in riots, firebombs, muggings and stabbings. The second act of the civil rights movement was an anti-civil rights movement that, had it been directed at blacks, would have been met with protests and outrage. Instead the left defended the perpetrators and condemned the victims. Black leadership jettisoned Martin Luther King’s calls for equality and co-existence, replacing them with nationalism and racial supremacism.

And the left cheered.

That’s how Al Sharpton went from leading anti-Semitic pogroms to addressing the DNC. It’s why Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus met with Farrakhan. It’s why Bernie Sanders backed Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson despite his anti-Semitism. It’s why anti-Semitic black literature is celebrated.

That is how Tamika Mallory ended up in the audience at a Farrakhan speech. And that’s how Eric Holder likely contrived to help Mallory boot the ADL from Starbucks for calling out her anti-Semitism. When two black men were kicked out of Starbucks, there was outrage. When a Jewish organization was kicked out of Starbucks at the behest of the fan of a black supremacist who admires Hitler, there were shrugs.

The mindset matters, this is Jew hatred. And the left shrugs.

Let me explain what you are seeing here. This “lady” and I use that term in the most generous way is Pnina Peri, a Israeli professor of Israel studies at the University of Maryland. And what is so amusing to her? At the Ben Gurion airport, in Israel, the Jewish nation, Chabad has people there that offer to help Jewish men put on Tefillin. This woman, yeah, I can’t make myself write “lady” twice is mocking them. Loudly and openly mocking Chabad helping another Jew put on Tefillin, in Israel. Yeah, boy howdy, I bet she is a great professor of Israel studies. I think the students should get their money back. And you just know if a muslim stretched out a prayer mat in the middle of the walk way forcing everyone to move around him she would go into full virtue signal mode if anyone dared ask him to move to the side of the walk way. So, it’s not really about “religion” is it? Unless of course it’s Judaism.

What other students should get their money back? Jack Engelhard tells about a jerk speaking at a Reform Rabbi graduation in California. I realize that says a lot right there, but the Jew hatred is horrible.

So it goes like this: “Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.”

Sounds impressive until we realize that this particular commencement speaker denies that the Exodus from Egypt ever took place. The event is a mainstay of the Hebrew Bible.

So the word “Hebrew” means nothing to Chabon, and so we don’t know if it means anything to the people who invited him. (Mahmoud Abbas wasn’t available?)

Then the word “Jewish” in the title. Only this – Chabon calls himself an atheist. The two don’t mix. Then this – he’s against “obligatory Jewish rituals.”

So scratch “Religion” so far as Chabon is concerned and thus we have a university (and emerging Reform rabbis) dubiously Hebrew, Jewish or Religious.

Jack quotes at the end of the article a lady that was in the audience and what she wrote on her blog about how her graduation ceremony was ambushed. How horribly this man spoke against Israel, and how the Jews in the audience cheered.

She sees this for what it is. What it is, a mindset that is a danger. What it isn’t, diversity, tolerance or acceptance.

The left is busy condemning Israel for defending itself against the “March of Return” or as I call it, an arab attempt to invade a sovereign country and massacre it’s citizens.

‘Who would accept 70 rockets on their country?’ The brilliant Nikki Haley.

In Israel, the latest school shooting is a mortar that landed at a kindergarten.

Same thing as the Mavi Mamara incident almost 8 years ago. And the media #FakeNews coverage is handling it in the same way. You would think they would get tired of lying and making themselves out as fools, but apparently not yet.

Here’s one of the latest reports from the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center if you’re interested.

But back to the left and their proud tradition of antisemitism.

Why Democrats Depend Upon Antisemitic Votes

The Anti-Defamation League’s map of antisemitic incidents is almost the same as the map of blue states. Liberal Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and California are the worst, with up to 400 antisemitic hate crimes. West Virginia, supposedly full of deplorable people, comes in with just two incidents. Idaho, still smeared as a home to white militias, had only five, compared to liberal Connecticut’s 50.

Democrats rely on anti-Jewish voting blocks to win elections. Hispanic immigrants are 30-40 percent antisemitic, three or four times the national average. Blacks are twice the national average, 20-30 percent antisemitic. Our millions of new Muslim immigrants are doubly anti-Semitic, by religion and by the legacy of the Third Reich.

On college campuses, Jew-hatred is everywhere—in course lectures, public programs, hate incidents, and boycotts of Israel. We are not talking about ordinary political discourse. We are talking about claims that Jews are subhuman, rule the world, murder children, that Israel should be a pariah nation, and that Jews should be killed. Anti-Jewish programming is protected by college administrators and paid for with public funds. Millennials have absorbed antisemitic libels in large numbers.

Follow Canary Mission on Twitter. You’ll see soon enough.

When it comes to Gaza, a very sad thing is people think there is no solution, or the answer is the “two-state” solution. I would say since Gaza is Judenrein, Jew free, and Hamass rules there, elected by the people of Gaza over the equally evil Falestinian Authority run by Abu Mazen that it is already a two-state solution. And how’s that working out?

Moshe Feiglin of Zehut has given several interviews over the last few days with a workable plan to end the war with Gaza and Hamass. This is a compilation.

But the salient points that would hopefully lead to Gaza being more like Yafo, or Jaffa. And I adore Yafo, it’s a beautiful city. A Tale of Two Cities

  1. Eliminate Hamas heads

  2. Nullify the Oslo Accords.

  3. Restore Israeli military control of Gaza (Pre-Oslo Gaza was paradise compared to what we have there today).

  4. Free the refugees of Gaza – in a staged and orderly process – from the hell that Israel’s Left has created there. Put them at the front of the line to all the most desired emigration destinations throughout the world. Israel can certainly do this, and there are many countries in the world that need immigrants in order to maintain their economies.

  5. Application of full Israeli sovereignty. Those who want to remain will be offered permanent residency status. The few who will desire to serve in the IDF and prove their loyalty over time, will embark on a vetted path to citizenship.

But Zehut isn’t on the left, and they don’t hate Jews. They are more rightist, but their mindset is more “Zehut isn’t about right or left, it’s more about the future.”

The left in Israel however, is struggling a bit. Are we Witnessing the Death Throes of the Israeli Left?

I would maintain that the current left isn’t about tolerance, diversity and compassion. Unless you think just like they do, and hate just what they hate and will vilify just what they vilify. As I listened to Rabbi Tovia talk about what the Jews went through, and how they dreamed of just a chance to go to Israel, to immigrate in the face of what was happening in Europe in the 1930s and to hear now Jews doing interviews on NPR questioning if there is no longer a purpose in having Israel I’m just sick. As I listen to that evil woman mocking a Chabad emissary helping another Jew put on Tefillin in Israel I’m just sick. I hear about the mainstream media #FakeNews vilify the IDF for attempting to keep Israeli citizens alive and safe, I’m sick. Do you know that those fire kites have burned hundred of acres of agricultural land with their crops, and nature reserves. In their quest to show their great love for the land the Falestinians so long to return to, they have burned an area five times the size of Tel Aviv. Grape vineyards have had hundred of plants pulled up by agricultural terrorists, aka, Falestinians. It costs the growers hundred of thousands of sheckels.

Is Israel perfect? No. Are Israelis perfect? No. But, when you hear someone say “I’m not anti-semitic, I’m just anti-zionist, or anti-Israel”? They are anti-semitic, they just don’t want to admit it. When the world media #FakeNews drones on and on about the poor Falestinians, they encourage them. When the UN wants to condemn Israel for something no other country would put up with, it emboldens them. The UN is feeding the war.

What it is, is anti-semitism, what it isn’t, is anti-anything else.

And for those who can not tear down Israel fast enough, it might be good to realize that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Looked at antisemitism in Europe recently? Your life may depend someday on you having a place to go and be safe. Those IDF troops you can not disparage enough now? May someday be the only thing that stands between you and a blade to your neck.

Liberal brains are pickled — take it from … liberals

Thats the thing about Israel haters and Second Amendment haters, they are cut from the same cloth. They despise anyone who dares think his/her life, or the lives of his family are worth defending. They have the same methods, a dishonest media, lying about statistics, situations and virtue signaling. They are like the apologists for communism, useful idiots. The Israel haters as well as the communists don’t realize when their usefulness has ended, so will they. It is a culture of death.

“Appeasement is feeding the alligator and hoping he eats you last.” ~~ Sir Winston Churchill

Beautiful Yafo, the prophet Jonah’s “Big Fish”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feeling Cross

I’ve been reading a really good book lately. The Case for Judaism, it’s not a very large book and is quite readable. It covers several different topics, but the one that I’m thinking of right now is on laws, government, voting and freedom. How perspectives on what is right and what is wrong can change with time. America is a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles which came from the Torah given on Mt. Sinai, we just celebrated Chag Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving on the Torah.

One topic in the book is about the role of Torah and another on Defining Morality. It points out that Torah, is a teaching book, not a history book. Torah is spelled תורה and teacher is spelled מורה thus they share the same root Torah and Morah or Moray depending on if its a female or male teacher. It’s laws for a society to have a decent civilization that can lead to peace, prosperity and fairness. The Torah hasn’t changed since it was given. My understanding may change as I learn more and study, but Torah doesn’t. G-d’s word stands solid.

Compare that to man’s laws. If we go only by those, in the section of Defining Morality, we can see that those change depending on who is ruling, or in charge at the time. What is evil or good, what is acceptable or unacceptable varies. Man (and woman) change their mind from time to time, chocolate bar or Hershey’s kisses? These are variable choices. While the author doesn’t get into the debate of abortion right or wrong, moral or immoral, he uses it to point out that sixty years ago it was considered immoral and wrong. Now it is considered wrong to take away a woman’s right to choose. A few thousand years ago throwing people to lions to be eaten alive in front of Roman crowds was a day of wholesome fun for the whole family, kids and all. Today unless we are talking about progressives and the media treating conservatives in such a manner, that sort of thing is frowned upon. The author suggests that man’s flip-flopping moral code is the result of man deciding what he wants and what is best for himself at that time. G-d’s law, is not changeable.

Do not kill.

Around 20th April this year, a 49 year old Grandmother, Anji Rhys, used a crossbow to defend her family. She’s being called Grandbo. Her hobby is shooting her crossbow in her garden. She feels it to be relaxing, and since Britain is basically one big gun-free (except for the criminals) zone, she liked the idea of having something for self-defense. A pack of machete wielding yobs kicked in their door and came at her and another resident demanding their stash of weed. I guess they thought you could explain to them they were at the wrong “joint”. Yeah, sorry. Since they are unable to have a gun to defend themselves, Anji originally grabbed the crossbow to keep them from getting and deploying the quarrel or bolt. She ended up discharging the 6 inch quarrel into one of the machete wielding intruders. But, I suppose you could hear it straight from her.

I guess you could say she used a quarrel to settle the quarrel. I know, that’s twice.

I found a couple of her statements to be rather frightening.

‘A crossbow is a one shot thing and then it’s useless. After that I tried to throw it through the window to raise an alarm but it got caught in the curtains like a goalie net.

Since there were 3 others, that would be pretty disconcerting for me. One shot and done? Yesh. The other kind of had me scratching my head.

‘I think all of us should have something you can strike back with. Not necessarily a weapon. I think the best defence is CCTV.

Huh? Say what? Do you….throw it at them??

The police do not yet have them in custody but they did let Anji keep her crossbow and told her well done, her family is all okay and her 82 year old Mom slept through it. This was around 20th April.

And…on the 14th of May this year. Deadly crossbows sold on High Street without need for a licence or background checks. Gasp, sharp inhaling through the teeth, with the slow whistling exhale.

DEADLY assault rifle-style crossbows are available on high streets and online without any need for a licence or background checks. Today the Daily Express launches a crusade calling on the Government to crack down on the sale of the potentially lethal weapons which can be bought without having to give details of identity or a reason for their use.

We were able to visit a shop yards from one of Britain’s busiest city centre high streets and buy a high-velocity 175lb Panther crossbow which boasts the promise “Built for power”.

The terrifying weapon, bought in Leeds, is capable of hitting a target with its aluminium-pointed bolts at 500 yards.

Like many other brands it comes with a telescopic sight to make aiming easier and is designed to be as straightforward as possible to shoot.

Experts say they are more powerful than some air rifles that have to be licensed.

Ok, now this is my shocked face.

MPs have backed the Daily Express campaign and urged the Government to ban the deadly “sporting devices” saying there was “no reason” for them to be on sale to the general public.

Last week Rachael Maskell, 45, MP for York Central, penned a letter to the new home secretary Sajid Javid urging tough rules be introduced to stop their easy availability.

They were astonished, astonished I say to find that you could buy smaller versions of them as…..wait for it, toys. History of the crossbow.

Man’s laws and opinions. At one time the crossbow was a perfectly respectable device and part of Britain’s history. The media and their government can’t get rid of that fast enough. I wonder if the Sheriff of Nottingham is still in charge?

Less than a month after a woman uses a crossbow to defend 4 innocent lives from 4 machete wielding yobs the media and apparently the “rulers” of the subjects are incensed that people have access to this deadly device. Apparently the media and some Members of Parliament have more concern and mercy for the thugs than innocent people just sitting home watching their tellys.

From Chabad,

In light of the above, it is surprising to find the following law in the Torah (derived from Deuteronomy 22:26): Habah l’hargecha hashkem l’hargo — “If someone is coming to kill you, rise against him and kill him first.” (This law applies equally to someone coming to kill someone else — you’re obligated to kill the murderer in order to save his intended victim.)

This law seems to contradict the principle of life’s infinite value. If no life can be deemed less valuable that any other, what makes the victim’s life more valuable than the murderer’s life? Furthermore, this rule applies to anyone who is “coming to kill you” — he hasn’t even done anything yet! Maybe he won’t succeed? Maybe he’ll change his mind? Nor does the law say anything about trying to run away. It says: If someone is coming to kill you, rise against him and kill him first.

The same Torah that tells us that G‑d placed a spark of Himself in every human being, thereby bestowing upon his or her physical existence a G‑dly, infinite worth — that same Torah also tells us that G‑d has granted free choice to every person. Including the choice — and the power — to corrupt his or her G‑d-given vitality and turn it against itself, using it to destroy life. A person can choose to turn himself into a murderer — someone who is prepared to destroy life in order to achieve his aims. In which case he is no longer a life, but an anti-life.

To kill an anti-life is not a life-destroying act, it is a life-preserving act. It is not a violation of the commandment “Do not kill,” but its affirmation. Without the law, “If someone is coming to kill you, rise against him and kill him first,” the principle of life’s infinite value is nothing more than an empty slogan, a mere idea.

Judaism is not an idea. It is a way of life — G‑d’s ideas made real.

Emphasis mine. For some reason, much of the media and elected officials seem far more concerned with the lives and well being of the criminals than those of the law-abiding. This is not just a British phenomena either.

Media love for MS-13 and Hamass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe I will go with Torah on this.

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Problems and Solutions

Once again, some asshole went on a shooting rampage in a school.

Once again, some asshole legislator is blaming the lack of new gun control laws, specifically universal background checks Preemptively Prove Your Innocence (PPYI) prior restraint on human/civil rights.

It’s true that the Santa Fe scumbag would not have been able to pass a background check, being seventeen years old, but… he bypassed any such checks by obtaining his weapons unlawfully in the first place. He stole them, from a locked cabinet. Does Douche Deutch honestly believe that if universal PPYI were in effect that an underage person intent upon mass murder to the point that he violated laws would suddenly exclaim, “Oh, darn! That would be illegal. Never mind.”?

The simple facts are that 1) 64% of murderers have prior felony convictions* prohibiting them from lawfully obtaining guns, but they manage it anyway; 2) 88% (or as high as 90.5%) of firearms murders are committed using stolen guns, which means they were obtained unlawfully; 3) criminals generally don’t obtain their firearms through lawful channels, doing so only 7% of the time. Pray tell, how does one enforce a lawful background check in an unlawful transaction?

And the touted background checks? No doubt, you’ve heard all about how checks have stopped sales to bad guys 2.5 million (or whatever number is being bandied about of late) times. The reality is that with a false positive rate of 94%, that’s actually 2.3 million innocent people whose Second Amendment rights were mistaken abridged. That’s why there have been so few prosecutions (I think 140-something was the last number I saw; not 140,000, not 1,400… 140. Nationwide.) coming from those millions of NICS denials. At last report, the DOJ still had a backlog of tens of thousands of denial challenges to process.

Prohibited folks intent upon committing crimes just bypass pesky PPYI inflicted on the innocent.

New gun control laws would target only the honest folks who aren’t committing the crimes. So such laws violate rights without even the lousy excuse of enhancing public safety.

So naturally the gun control crowd whines, “But we have a growing gun violence problem, and you aren’t offering any solutions.”

No, we don’t; and yes, I am.

First: No. We don’t. Even when you include the recent uptick, “gun violence” is a mostly solved problem already.

  • Firearms homicides are down 24% from 1993
  • The rate of firearms homicides is down 37%
  • Accidental firearms deaths dropped from 824 (in 1999) to 489 (in 2015)

School shootings?

Again, even with the recent jump — largely attributable to the media plastering killers’ names and faces everywhere, showing psychotic copycats the road to fame — school shootings have been trending downward for decades.

Violence isn’t really up. Violence reporting — thanks, 24/7 news networks, in desperate need of material to fill time slots and draw advertisers — is up. So kids (chronological and mental) who haven’t looked at the real data get the impression that schools are less safe than ever before in history.

We are safer because of honest folks lawfully arming and defending themselves. 338,700 times per year even according to the anti-gun Violence Policy Center. Other researchers estimate defensive gun uses at 2.5 million, which recently located CDC data (suppressed for 20 years) suggest is a better estimate than the VPC’s.

But those upticks?

There are 3007 county units in the US. 54% — more than half — had no murders in 2014. 5% ( counties) provided 68% of all murders. 2% of the counties (60 counties) accounted for more than half of all murders. Care to guess where?

Would you like to narrow it down further? According to the Wall Street Journal, one-third (33.3%) of the national homicide spike in 2016 came from just five neighborhoods. In one city: Chicago.

Huffington Post narrows it down even more. Although you have to look at the FBI UCR data on victim and offender to see what they try to avoid stating outright.

A mostly solved problem; violence declining almost everywhere.

Second: But there is more that can be done to address the still-present (if declining) problem:

1. Teaching people the things they need to function in an honest society.
2. Providing second chances and skills to those who slip and survive.
3. Providing skills and equipment to those who want to stop the real violence.

But for the gun people controlling victim disarmers, those answers are unacceptable because they reduce their control over the population.

Solved problems are a problem for them because those don’t provide an excuse to exert more control, spend more money, generate more victims from which to profit.

The people controllers suppress self-respect and self-reliance in favor of violating everyone’s human/civil rights.

And it could backfire on them.


* Recently, I’ve been checking on regional firearms murder reports. Where the offender is identified, the prior felony rate is more like 70%. When other disqualifiers are factored in — domestic violence conviction, restraining orders, felony indictment, mental incompetency adjudication — at least 90% of the murderers were already prohibited persons. That doesn’t even count the people like the Santa Fe killer, who apparently had no disqualifying record, but was under-age to obtain his destructive implements of choice.


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Go Fly A Kite

I will start out with the amazing first. The United States embassy is now open in the Capital city of Jerusalem. To my knowledge, most other countries are allowed to designate what city will be their capital, only Israel has been denied that respect. President Trump put into actions in 2018 what congress put into law in 1995 with the Jerusalem embassy act. While Israelis were thrilled and celebrated Israeli Independence day according to the Gregorian calender on May 14th, the joy this year was heightened by the opening of the United States embassy.

The media, the Hamass terrorists and their minions, but I may be repeating myself there, were predictably apoplectic. The media covered the event as though the riots, which had been planned for a long time, were the result of the embassy moving. Nope, the embassy moving was just the cherry on top for Hamass. They pretty much do this every year in one form or another. They call the Nakba, or the “catastrophe” of the establishment of Israel. Some families have reunions, and some burn tires throw Molotov cocktails and get women and children to march in front of the men as human shields as they try to break through the security fence. The “peaceful protesters” set fire to the Kerem Shalom crossing, again. The Kerem Shalom crossing is where humanitarian aide gets in, as well as the gas pipelines which benefits the residents of Gaza.

Humanitarians

 

 

 

 

 

The media branch of Hamass is complying by showing lots of split screen shots of the riots and Ivanka Trump at the opening. That way they can imply that it is President Trump moving the embassy that caused it, and that they don’t care about the poor suffering Gazans.

Social media is abuzz, there is a group out there using Twitter to offer $100,000 to blow up the U.S. Jerusalem embassy. I guess that doesn’t violate Twitter’s community standards. On Facebook there were posts plastered all over instructing protesters to bring guns, knives, infiltrate Israel en masse, invade nearby villages and kidnap Israelis. Seems despite receiving numerous complaints about this Facebook left it up till 40 hours after the event started.

Split Screen

 

 

 

 

 

The American legislative branch of Hamass showed their “support” of Israel and the Embassy move as well. They practiced the ever popular “BDS BS” and not one elected Demoncrat was in attendance.

And while the media would have you believe that those killed are just innocent “poor Falestinians” apparently Hamass is more truthful than the media, at least 50 out of the 60 killed were Hamass operatives. Chew on that for a bit, Hamass is the more truthful. It’s sad, Hamass instructs the civilians, preferably women and children to be at the front. The Hamass operatives are not to be at the front where the action is because they might be hurt/shot/dead.

One of the other popular new Gazan hobbies is flying fire kites with Molotov cocktails, and other incendiary devices attached. They’ve managed to burn hundreds of acres of farm lands, crops and forests. That along with their burning of tires just proves how much they really love that land. Much like Ferguson being burned to the ground. Some are artfully adorned with swastikas. How original. But the idea isn’t that original. The Japanese thought of it before. Calls for kite control Diane Feinstein? Oh, no because you’re busy blaming Israel as well. Hypocritical dingbat.

The U.N. is of course having a conniption fit. They are blaming Israel. Of course.

Peace Hamass Style

 

 

 

 

 

My solution?? Visit the nearby Kibbutzim and towns, hand out rifles and handguns like candy, every man, woman and older child gets one along with plenty of bullets. Make a big deal out of it, lots of media. I’m sure cnn and msnbc #FakeNews will wet their panties and cover it non-stop. But, lets see just how eager the Gazans are to break through then. Because their plan is kidnap soldiers and civilians, if you can’t kidnap them, kill them.

Dr. Mordechai Keder has a very insightful column on how Hamass has turned their citizens into live ammunition. Ever since Hamass took over Gaza, the lives of their citizens has gone downhill. The reason Hamass, at least partly, is a terrorist organization is because they use terrorism against their own citizens.

But for the progressives, Israel hating anti-Semites, the always wonderful Sultan Knish has a column on How not to get shot by a soldier. It’s really a must read.

The following is intended to serve as a useful guide to various activists, protesters and other completely non-violent folk who happen to be packing knives, guns, rocks and grenades. You will encounter various law enforcement and military personnel– this is how not to get shot by them.

First of all it’s important to remember that if you attack an armed man in a uniform, he will very probably shoot you.

Even given the most restrictive Rules of Engagement in the world which forbid him from opening fire unless he is outnumbered 600 to 1, and only when he has been given specific authorization by the UN to use deadly force– there will still come a time when he will open fire on you.

If you want a short movie version, which while good, isn’t as good as Sultan Knish’s column.

The modern media for the most part, is the enemy of good decent people everywhere. I would like to hope people are catching on, because no matter what #FakeNews tells you, Israel is a sovereign nation and it is under attack from an attempted invasion. What other sovereign nation has to not only defend itself from the invaders, but the rest of the world from objecting to it’s doing so? I wonder why that is. Some claim that moving the embassy will endanger the “peace” process. Does anyone see a “peace” partner on the horizon? Gaza IS the two state solution. There are no Jews in Gaza, it is Jew free. What there are, are rockets being shot into Israel, terror tunnels paid for with aide money, UNRWA schools that hide rockets and have school books with no state of Israel shown and teach hatred of Jews. That right there folks is how your “two state solution” looks.

President Trump, well done, well done indeed sir. After all these years, since 1995, the promise has been kept.

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Let slip the dogs of panickmongering

Oh dear, another mass shooting involving an AR-pattern rifle.

First the report:

BREAKING: Multiple People Have Just Been Killed In A Gun Free Zone!!
A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman.

An almost naked guy shoots up a breakfast shop in the middle of the night. I think it’s safe to suspect mental health issues.

But the details get interesting. Because you know this will — and probably has been by the time you read this Monday morning — be used to rally the victim disarming people controllers. Let me don my Carnac the Magnificent turban and make a few predictions.

  • The control freaks will cry for an “assault weapon” (when they aren’t calling it an assault rifle) ban.
    It wasn’t an assault weapon under Illinois or Tennessee law. Define, then ineffectively ban it.
  • Background checks!
    The weapon was legally purchased in Illinois. Which means the fish bait had a FOID (background check) and had another background check when he purchased it.
  • Waiting periods.
    He bought the rifle in 2011; seven years ago. How long a waiting period do thet want? (he asked rhetorically)
  • Military grade weapons in the hands of civilians!
    Too late, that already happened. Perhaps Congressslime Cooper will tell us what nation on the planet routinely issues semiautomatic firearms to its regular troops as its standard weapon.

As we’ve seen in recent psychopath-induced tragedies, sometimes law enforcement plays an unfortunate role. This one?

Chumbucket was known to both local Illinois law enforcement and the FBI. Looks like state and local LE in Tennessee had some encounters with him, too. It seems young Mr. Asshole was arrested in DC scaling the White House fence for an impromptu Presidential interview. At a guess, he was under indictment for federal trespass (prohibited person).

On the bright side, Illinois authorities cancelled his FOID and confiscated his guns (supporting the “under indictment” theory). On the down side, they gave the guns to his father whom they belive handed right back to our little prohibited (and now unlicensed) person. Oooh; unlawful transfer, and no background check.

So a troubled prohibited person, known to authorities in two states, and federal LE, unlawfully obtained firearms and did a bad thing.

Here’s another similarity to other shootings: The perpetrator wasn’t stopped by the police. Citizens stepped up. (To be clear: in Ocala, the SRO moved quickly towards the fire not knowing the shooter had surrendered. It simply took time for him to arrive, and he still had him in cuffs three minutes after the shot. He did right.)

In this case, the hero was James Shaw Jr., who had the testicular endowment and intestinal fortitude to tackle an armed shooter while himself unarmed. Before the cops could arrive.

Note that recurring theme: Before the cops could arrive. Even when they aren’t displaying Broward County-level cowardice, it takes the cops time to get there. It’s nice to have the capability to help yourself while waiting.


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Suppressing the Past

I wish I could say I’m speechless. I’m not. It’s just most of the words that come to find are inappropriate for this site.

Jewish Anne Frank House Museum Employee Told to Remove Yarmulke
A Jewish employee of the Anne Frank House museum was told that he was not allowed to wear his kippa because it would conflict with the organisation’s “independent position” and might “influence” the message of combatting anti-Semitism.
[…]
“The Anne Frank Foundation is an independent organisation without religious ties. Those are directed at combating anti-Semitism. We did not want that, for example, a yarmulke would influence that message,” she added.

So I’ll just leave you with a couple of thoughts.

You want to know why 41% of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz is? Why they don’t really comprehend (at least as much as a sane person could) the Holocaust?

Bullshit (sorry)  like this — suppressing history — is why.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Right?

Virtue Signal

Right?


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Poll: Do you care about bump-fire?

Recently, I’ve put a fair amount of my time into tracking bump-fire bans, new rulemaking and legislation alike. I’ve noticed thatrelatively few people seem to be speaking about the subject, and the majority of those who bring it up at all indicate that bump-fire stocks (and trigger cranks, etc.) aren’t worth bothering with.

Obviously, I disagree with that assessment.

Web site traffic analysis also indicates that bump-fire is a low-interst topic.

What do you think? Am I wasting my time and yours? This a two-parter; two separate, but related, polls.

 

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That’s Debatable

I often agree with Scott Adams. This time, I don’t… quite.

The Fake Gun Control Debate
If you see a gun debate in which both sides claim their preferred laws would save lives, you’re watching a fake debate. A real debate would sound more like this:

Honest Pro-gun argument: “I realize the right to own guns will result in the death of thousands of innocent people. But owning a gun lowers the risk for my family, in my opinion, because of my specific situation, and so I favor gun rights.”

or…

Honest Anti-gun argument: “I realize that some forms of gun control could result in the deaths of people who would otherwise be able to defend themselves, but I’m okay with that because my family’s risk would be lower if there were fewer guns in circulation.”

Well… No. Let’s take the “Honest Pro-gun argument.”

The right to own guns will result in the deaths of thousands? Make that may.

And who are those thousands? Right off the top, historically, nearly two-thirds of them are people who choose to die. My guns have nothing to do with people who want to kill themselves. Comparisons of states with varying degrees of gun control (not mention other countries like Japan) suggest those who want to die, will die. By other means if guns aren’t available.

And my gun isn’t available to them, so what do my rights have to do with it anyway?

Then there are the accidental firearms-related deaths. In 2015 (last CDC WISQARS data available), that was 489. Out of a population of 320+ million. And dropping; in 1999, with a smaller US population, we had 824 accidental firearms-related deaths.

Compared to 3,602 accidental drownings in 2015. Is anyone calling for commonsense pool control?

Guess what; no one has accidentally killed themselves, or anyone else with my gun. So again, what do my rights have to do with it anyway?

In 2016 (the last FBI UCR availbable), that leaves 11,004 murders. Presumabbly, this is what concerns people. It is concerning. And dropping; in 1993, there were 17,075 homicides, out of a much smaller population. Murder is a problem we’re already solving.

Funny things about those murderers: if we assume they were all lawful gun owners, they’d be 0.0085 to 0.0186% of all gun owners; a rather small fragment of a miniscule fraction of the people gun controllers want to regulate. Seems like a tighter focus would be more effective.

Why napalm your backyard to get rid of mosquitos?

But most murderers are prior felons, who can’t lawfully possess firearms. So this is more like napalming your backyard to get your the mosquitos in the swamp outside of town.

Worse yet, some 80-88% of firearms used in murders are stolen (so they aren’t owned by the killers). Now you’re fire-bombing your yard for South American mosquitos.

But the nasty thing we usually aren’t allowed to address is the demographics of the majority of murder victims. Just this once, I’ll be politically correct and not say it. But I will note that Chicago and Los Angeles (among other high crime cities) have programs to identify potential victims… based on their involvement in illegal activities or relationships with those who are so involved. And perpetrator and victim are pretty localized geographically, too.

And that is why the victim disarming gun controllers live for Sandy Hook and Parkland incidents, waiting patiently for those rare, isolated incidents. Suddenly they get to cry over innocent victims and demand those who didn’t do it be punished; because you never know when the innocent might become guilty.

And on to the “Honest Anti-gun argument”:

“I realize that some forms of gun control could result in the deaths of people who would otherwise be able to defend themselves, but I’m okay with that because my family’s risk would be lower if there were fewer guns in circulation.”

Only could, when rights will?

Even the Anti-gun Violence Policy Center admits that there are 338,700 defensive firearms uses per year. Yes, the gun controllers say that (pro-RKBA numbers go as high as 2.5 million per year).

So how many of those 338,700 “could” die if disarmed?

Now here my gun has been involved. I’ve defended myself (nonlethally, thank G-d) on three occasions, and another person once.

My brother was beaten to death in a victim disarmament paradise in California.

Could die?

“…but I’m okay with that because my family’s risk would be lower if there were fewer guns in circulation.”

What does my gun have to do with your family’s risk? Unless you’re planning to do something to me that would force me to defend myself…

But screw this “what if could.” We have gun control.

NFA ’34
GCA ’68
FOPA ’86
GFSA ’90
Brady Bill ’93
AWB ’94
Laughtenberg ’96

That’s just federal. At the state and local levels, we’ve got more bans, prohibitive licensing, unconstitutional ERPOs, more gun-free zones, age limits, universal background checks, total registration, moronic microstamping requirements, “smart” gun requirements…

We’ve been letting gun controller run their little experiment for eight decades (Not to mention gun control laws going back to Colonial period ensuring blacks were disarmed. Did I mention the anti-immigrant Sullivan Act?). When is it supposed to start working, or when will they accept that it is stupid?

We have gun control, and the victim disarmers insisting doing the same thing over and over, and more of it. Crazy, huh?

And honest gun control debate would start with “Since it doesn’t work, why should we continue it?”


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