Monday, March 26, 2018

Another Domino in Axis of Evil Wobbling: Iran Currency Crashes on Fears of Trump Appointment of Hardliners Pompeo and Bolton

And if Obama's appeasement had not pumped up Iran's economy with $150 billion in cash, Iran might actually be ready to make a REAL deal with Trump!

For a host of reasons I'm pleased with the replacement of Tillerson by Pompeo at the State Department and McMaster by Bolton as National Security Advisor. Trump is finally getting the team he needs for a strong assertive American foreign policy with no apologies.

The new attitude embodied by these personnel changes is already bearing fruit with a harder line towards Russia and increasing sanctions in concert with our allies. Positive change in the situation with North Korea is also encouraging. And now Iran:
AFP - The Iranian rial fell to a record low on Monday, breaking through the 50,000-to-the-dollar mark for the first time as analysts blamed uncertainty from Washington.

The rial has lost around a quarter of its value in the past six months, hitting 50,860 against the US dollar, according to Financial Informing Network, a trusted Iranian website for open market currency rates.
Iranians were reacting to worrying news from the United States, where President Donald Trump this month appointed hardline anti-Iran figures Mike Pompeo and John Bolton to senior posts in his administration.

Many analysts believe Trump will pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran when it next comes up for renewal in May, bringing back crippling sanctions.
Another bright spot in the appointment of Bolton? The left hates him. That means he must be doing something right. And unlike the Obama appeasement/payoff policy towards Iran, a hardline U.S. outlook means war with Iran is LESS likely! 

Teen Anti-Gun March Literally Churned Out More Garbage Than Substance. This is the Teen Trash Revolution!

The sign that says "arms are for hugging" should be amended: Arms are for picking up your trash!

Well, the usual suspects on the left funded their big anti-gun, anti-NRA, anti-Trump show in Washington, DC on Saturday. The biggest thing to come out of the march was the mountain of garbage the teens who were bussed in by gun grabbers left behind:

Trashing the nation's capital and nearby monuments is the "revolution" this left wing bought and paid for astroturf achieved in DC.
To anyone who has ever lived in DC this march had all the trappings of every other major left wing production. Bussed in supporters, many pre-printed protest signs and a massive overstatement of crowd size. While the actual 200,000 marchers is impressive, the claim that there were actually 600,000 or 800,000 is just more proof that this is a bought and paid for propaganda product. Like global warming, if your cause is SO widely supported, why do you have to lie about it?

And isn't it odd that so many on the left who say they are motivated to save the planet always seem to trash the planet at every opportunity?

Real gun control won't come from marches sponsored by far left partisans. It will happen when the American people support common sense gun control and school security measures. Attacking the NRA, Trump or Republicans who do not share the far left gun grabbers agenda is a sure way to make sure NOTHING happens. Perhaps that's the goal here?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Civility Dem Style: Former VP Biden Would Have "Beat the Hell Out of Trump" in High School. What Message to Teens Already Traumatized by Gun Violence?

Next time a Democrat lectures the rest of us on civility just LAUGH at them!

How many times did Obama wag his finger in our face and tell us we need to watch what we say lest our words lead to violence. Perhaps he ought to have a word with Crazy Joe Biden:
Washington Times: Former Vice President Joe Biden boasted to a crowd of University of Miami students Tuesday that he would have “beat the hell out of” President Trump in high school.

Speaking during an anti-sexual assault rally at the private university in Coral Gables, the Democrat mentioned Mr. Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” recording that captured the real estate mogul talking in 2005 about being able to get away with groping women because of his fame.

“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Mr. Biden told the crowd. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’

“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” he continued. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
In an era where Democrats are so inspired by violent rhetoric to actually take up guns and attempt to assassinate Republicans, do we really need a former Vice President suggesting that violence is the answer?

But as we've seen so many times before Democrats get a free pass where violent rhetoric is concerned. Whether it's tweeting #huntrepublicancongressmen or Obama telling Hispanics to "punish enemies" or "bring a gun to a knife fight" or more specifically Hillary saying she would "strangle" Carly Fiorina.

But then we have Obama saying "all decent folks can agree, that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse," when Rush Limbaugh likened birth control activist Sandra Fluke to a prostitute.

Once again, Crazy Joe shows that it's OK to say the most vile, hateful and violent things about Republicans. But God help the Republican who dares to return the favor!

P.S. Biden Family Corruption.  Can someone explain to me how Hunter Biden, Joe's son, is suddenly making billion dollar deals with the Chinese after his father became Vice President?  I wonder what a Special Prosecutor would make of that?

UPDATE: Trump responds

No doubt the Trump haters who gave Biden a wink and a nod will be outraged at Trump's response. Civility, it's just a one way street with snowflakes directing traffic!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Someone Please Check w/ Parkland Shooting Survivors 'Cause Suddenly It's OK for Dems to Like Assault Rifles and Oppose Banning?

Or is this just another admission that the only principle Democrats care about is the acquisition of power?

No need for more gun laws. Lamb: ""I believe we have a pretty good law on the books."
Readers will remember when Parkland school shooting survivor and media darling Jeff Kasky told Florida Senator Republican Marco Rubio in that CNN world wrestling style "townhall" that "it’s hard to look at you and not look down a barrel of an AR-15." Can you imagine that weeks later Democrats would be celebrating the victory of Connor Lamb in the special congressional election in Pennsylvania after Lamb posted a campaign ad proudly showing him firing his AR-15 assault rifle with the announcer saying Lamb "still loves to shoot." Lamb is on record opposing tighter restrictions on guns and a ban on assault rifles. Lamb even campaigned at a gun show. He might as well be the poster boy for the NRA.

Imagine what the reaction would be if Lamb were a Republican. CNN would charter a plane and fly the Parkland survivors up to the district to question why Lamb wants to see children dead. But Lamb is a Democrat so I guess assault rifles are OK. At least in the state that Obama once mocked for clinging to their guns and religion. But who the heck cares if school kids die as long as Dems retake the House of Representatives right? I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb to suggest that many Dems would see that as a worthy sacrifice!

Here's how top Democrats describe officials with Lamb's views:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi has declared that someone with Lamb's views on guns is nothing more than a "wholly-owned subsidiary of the NRA." Sen. Charles Schumer said at one of the student protests on Wednesday anyone with Lamb's views is in "the viselike grip of the NRA."

According to Sen. Diane Feinstein, Lamb's positions, including his opposition to banning the AR-15, aren't just misguided, they are "dangerously wrong"

Rep. Elizabeth Esty said that the focus on mental health over gun control "shows either a fundamental lack of understanding or incredible unwillingness to face reality." To Sen. Richard Blumenthal, it's just "an excuse for inaction."

By late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel's definition, Lamb is one of those "crazies" on guns.
But never mind all that now....

To all the kids who took a day off school to protest for stronger gun laws just remember how convenient Democrats find their support for the gun grabbing agenda. They're only for it when it helps them win. They care as much about solving that problem as they do a fix for the so-called "dreamer" illegal immigrants.  It's a political football and the kids are nothing but pawns.

But the schism with the Democrat mind meld goes much further than guns. Lamb opposes Dem calls for a nationwide $15 minimum wage. And natural gas fracking, a big bugaboo of the irrational environmental left is just fine with Lamb. To top that off he's a Roman Catholic who is personally pro life. Show Dracula the cross!

But none of that really matters does it?  With Democrats it's about power, not policy.  The muted reaction to Lamb's glaring heresy with Democrat orthodoxy reminds me of the first days of the Bill Clinton Administration. Just before Clinton's inaugural the military was rehearsing a flyover for the big event. A Clintonista was overheard objecting to the military but was corrected by a more senior official who whispered "those are OUR planes now."  So Lamb can keep his guns.  As long as he's a Democrat he can shoot all he wants!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

With New Russian Sanctions and "Unprecedented" U.S., German, French and British Response to Russian Provocations Will Trump Haters Now Conceded He's Not Putin's Puppet Or Will They Attack Trump for Going Too Far to Counter Russia?

My bet is on the latter since the left has always had a soft spot for Russians!

When President Reagan called the Soviet Union was an "evil empire" and announced that the United States, in agreement with our allies, would be putting intermediate range nuclear missiles in Europe to counter earlier Soviet moves the left went bonkers. They said Reagan was a warmonger who would start World War III and they played directly into Soviet plans by fighting Reagan every step of the way.

Then comes Trump who was initially seen as ambivalent, if not soft, on the Russians and suddenly the left changed it's tune. Some, like Karen Tumulty at the Washington Post wrote that Russia's inept attempt to interfere in U.S. elections was "an act of war nonetheless, a sneak attack using 21st-century methods." Right up there with Pearl Harbor.

While it's heartening to see some on the left suddenly take the threat from Russia seriously I wonder how many of those currently fretting over Russia laughed with Obama at Romney when in a presidential debate Obama declared that concern over Russia was an 80's thing. Obama sneered that "the 1980's are calling to ask for their foreign policy back."

We are told by those who have suddenly become cold warriors that President Trump is "Putin's Puppet" but the evidence would suggest that title belongs to Obama. Least of all because of his hot mic comment to Russian President Medvedev to "tell Vladimir I'll have more flexibility after the [2012] election." Perhaps some of the newly minted Russophobes would like to share that video with Special Prosecutor Mueller. Smacks of collusion to me!

Which brings us back to today. The Trump Administration announced tough new sanctions on Russia for cyber attacks. Associated Press reports:
AP:U.S. national security officials said the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies had determined that Russian intelligence and others were behind a broad range of cyberattacks beginning a year ago that have infiltrated the energy, nuclear, commercial, water, aviation and manufacturing sectors.
The accusations and accompanying Russian sanctions were the most severe yet by the Trump administration in connection with hacking and other efforts to sow discord in America’s democracy and compromise its infrastructure.
If Trump was Putin's Puppet would the Kremlin really be playing dirty like that?

Trump joined with key European allies the United Kingdom, France and Germany in what the Sun newspaper called an "unprecedented" joint response to the nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom.
Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury
The White House
March 15, 2018

We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains seriously ill, and the lives of many innocent British citizens have been threatened. We express our sympathies to them all, and our admiration for the United Kingdom police and emergency services for their courageous response. This use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War. It is an assault on the United Kingdom’s sovereignty and any such use by a state party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of international law. It threatens the security of us all. The United Kingdom thoroughly briefed its allies that it was highly likely that Russia was responsible for the attack. We share the United Kingdom’s assessment that there is no plausible alternative explanation, and note that Russia´s failure to address the legitimate request by the government of the United Kingdom further underlines Russia’s responsibility. We call on Russia to address all questions related to the attack in Salisbury. Russia should, in particular, provide full and complete disclosure of the Novichok program to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Our concerns are also heightened against the background of a pattern of earlier irresponsible Russian behavior. We call on Russia to live up to its responsibilities as a member of the U.N. Security Council to uphold international peace and security.
U.S. cooperation with our allies in countering Russian aggression. Just how long will it be before the Trump haters take Russia's side?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Trump Fires Sec. State Tillerson and Shuffles CIA/State Top Jobs. More Proof that Trump Will Make HIS Mark on U.S. Foreign Policy

Hopefully Pompeo will do a better job at draining the swamp at State!

President Trump announced the firing of Secretary of State Tillerson  Tuesday morning in a tweet. The move had been planned for months but the timing was right as it was clear Tillerson, who wanted to keep the job according to a Washington Post report, was out of the loop on Trump's plan for steel tariffs and meeting with North Korea.

Pompeo is said to have a good personal relationship with Trump. The two meet frequently with Pompeo delivering the CIA's morning briefing in person on a number of occasions.

Unlike Tillerson, Pompeo is not seen as part of the Washington establishment and it's hoped he would take a more active role in draining the swamp at the State Department which has always been a perennial problem for any Republican president.

Staff Turnover Concern?

The predictable media narrative will be that this is another sign of chaos in the Trump Administration.  There have been a number of high profile exits recently and since Trump took office. My view is different. Trump is not the usual establishment type President. He needs a staff that works they way he wants it to and there were bound to be growing pains.  Much better to have turnover that leads to a more effective Administration than one which keeps the wrong people in jobs to avoid negative comment if they were to leave.

And those who express concern about maintaining people in these key posts might ask Democrats in the U.S. Senate why they continue to block Trump nominees?

After Blaming Election Loss on White Women Who Listen to Husbands, Hillary Needs TWO Men (Neither of them Bill) to Keep Her from Falling in India

A graphic reminder why we are better off with a strong leader like Trump. I can't imagine what the world would make of this if Hillary were President!

Hillary had another embarrassing episode in a trip to India. Then she almost fell down the stairs.

The embarrassing bit was when she blamed her election loss on white women who listen to their husbands. She only listened to Bill when it came time to avoid indictment.

And later, with TWO men alongside her, she almost fell down the stairs. Twice!

Of course this episode wasn't nearly as bad as her fainting spell at a 9/11 memorial event in New York City during the campaign where she actually had to be pushed into a van face first.

The world's media may not like Trump but imagine what they would do to Hillary!

Friday, March 09, 2018

Will Trump's Daring North Korea Gambit Silence Critics and Produce Results

It stands a good chance if Trump remembers two of Reagan's dictums: 1. Peace through strength and 2. Trust but verify!

In a surprise announcement Thursday evening the South Korean National Security Advisor gave Trump credit for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table:
CHUNG:...I explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture. I expressed President Moon Jae-in’s personal gratitude for President Trump’s leadership.

I told President Trump that, in our meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is committed to denuclearization. Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests. He understands that the routine joint military exercises between the Republic of Korea and the United States must continue. And he expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.

President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong-un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.
The Republic of Korea, the United States, and our partners stand together in insisting that we not repeat the mistakes of the past, and that the pressure will continue until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions.
That last parapgraph deserves special attention. The last thing the world needs is another empty agreement made solely so the occupant of the White House can play Neville Chamberlain and declare "peace in our time" as Obama did with the utterly feckless totally lopsided Iranian deal.

It's Trump's chance to prove his critics wrong and show what he's made of. This is an incredible opportunity for him to demonstrate his "art of the deal" skills on the world stage. Unlike Obama Trump will have to resist the overwhelming temptation to be popular by signing a deal that is just for show and not results. There is every indication that he understands what is at stake.

Trump will need help from other foreign leaders to make any deal a meaningful reality. One ace up his sleeve is his close personal relationship with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan who was the first world leader to come to Trump Tower after the President's election to congratulate him. Abe is already on board with negotiations and obviously the South Korean leader is as well.

What about China? No deal will work without their help. On the surface relations between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are excellent. The Chinese gave Trump a royal welcome during his visit to Beijing and Trump reciprocated with a very personal touch by having his granddaughter Arabella sing in Mandarin for the Chinese leader via video.

Meanwhile, after months of criticizing Trump for his bellicose language in response to North Korea's nuclear provocations, elements of the left wing wing media are stunned into admiration. CNN’s Erin Burnett said “That is incredible thing and I don't think there’s anybody watching this or any expert on Korea who expected that response at this time, pretty stunning.” Burnett added "If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great President and there’s no way around that. That is the reality here." Not all Trump critics were excited. Many of the usual Obama sycophants showed up to suggest that if Obama couldn't do it then Trump couldn't either. But then, do we need to listen to them? They still think the Iranian nuke deal advanced the cause of peace!

I would agree with the Obamaites on one thing: making surprising announcements is great but actually improving a situation is more difficult. And since Trump is fully aware of the mistakes Obama made in that regard he won't repeat them. Still, a meeting between Trump and Kim will be big political theater and Trump can't help but come out on top!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Report Shows Massive Russian Interference in U.S. Energy Policy. Where's the Dem Outrage? Where's the Special Prosecutor to Investigate Obama's Collusion with Putin?

Unlike the phony Trump Russia claims, there IS evidence that Obama did Putin's bidding to America's disadvantage!

Obama played into Putin's hands. Shouldn't the sign read
"stop the pipeline or the RUSSIANS will?"
Remember all the years Obama sat on approval of the Keystone pipeline despite the fact that his own State Department repeatedly found no adverse environmental impact?  Guess which world leader cheered him on and did his best to encourage opposition behind the scenes?  If you guessed Vladimir Putin you would be right. Putin used Russian social media trolling to oppose Keystone, or ANY U.S. fossil fuel development in the same way they are alleged to interfere in the U.S. election.

While the media focuses endlessly on the most minute speculation, without a shred of evidence, of Trump Russia collusion in the election, this report from the House of Representatives is almost totally ignored:

And Putin's trolls aren't just posting environmental propaganda on social media, they are PAYING U.S. environmental groups to oppose U.S. fossil fuel development. Can you imagine the coverage on CNN or MSNBC if it were CREDIBLY alleged that Trump allies were taking millions from Putin?  Yet hardly a peep when left wing groups are on the Putin payroll.

We have a Special Counsel investigating Trump without a shred of evidence of any collusion with Russia. Using that same standard, shouldn't we also investigate Obama's ties to Putin and how Obama warped U.S. energy policy to please Putin?  Maybe that was what this was about?

Don't the American people have the right to know if Obama was Putin's puppet?

Do Democrats Really Want to Take the Side of Rapists and Violent Criminal Illegal Aliens Over the Rights of Citizens?

Take about a war on women....
Kate Steinle. 32 when she was killed by an illegal alien with
multiple felony convictions but was shielded from deportation by
sanctuary city policies in San Francisco.
Kate Steinle is just one of a very long list of American citizens who were killed by illegal aliens who were convicted of crimes and even previously deported but returned and sheltered by Democrats.

Not only do Democrats defend criminal illegals, they brag about it and perversely claim they are trying to help people. Read the counterpoint in this story about the Mayor of Oakland California:
LA Times: ICE's acting director, Thomas D. Homan, blasted Schaaf.

"The Oakland mayor's decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased that risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens — making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold," Homan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Speaking on "Fox and Friends," Homan added that the mayor's warning helped an estimated 800 "criminal aliens" avoid capture. He also said federal authorities were examining her actions.

"What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community. This is beyond the pale," he said.

Schaaf stood by her decision.

"My statement on Saturday was meant to give all residents time to learn their rights and know their legal options," Schaaf said Tuesday in a statement. "It was my intention that one mother, or one father, would use the information to help keep their family together.

"I do not regret sharing this information. It is Oakland's legal right to be a sanctuary city and we have not broken any laws. We believe our community is safer when families stay together," she said in a statement.
"Safer when families stay together?"  Tell that to the parents whose children died at the hands of illegal aliens.

800 wanted criminal escaped. ICE was able to arrest 232.
ICE: During the operation, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 232 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws. Of those arrested, 180 were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally. 115 had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.
Perhaps one of the CNN reporters who have the Parkland shooting victims on speed dial would like to ask the students how they feel about letting people go who have been found guilty of  child sex crimes and gun violations?

This fall, American voters who are not illegal aliens (this might preclude states like Pennsylvania with a large number of illegals on the voting rolls) have the opportunity to send Democrats a message: put the lives of American citizens over criminal illegals FIRST!

Democrats choose killer over Kate.  Remember Kate in November!

Monday, March 05, 2018

Motivating the Next Shooter, Climate Alarmist Play Titled "Kill Climate Deniers" Threatens to Silence Dissent One Bullet At a Time

Brought to you by the same people who blame the NRA for gun violence!

There's a new play that first appeared in California now making a run in Australia called "Kill Climate Deniers."  It's about a group of eco-terrorists who take the entire government of Australia hostage threatening to kill them all if their radical environmental demands are not met.

Despite the title, the author calls it a “pretty joyful comedy.” I'll bet. This less than a year since James Hodgkinson, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, was whipped into a frenzy of violent hate by watching anti-Trump propaganda on the MSNBC network went out and attempted to assassinate GOP members of Congress at an early morning baseball practice. Thank God two Capitol Hill cops with guns were brave enough to stop him but not before he seriously injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) Majority Whip in the House of Representatives.

This kind of wink and nod to political violence suggested in the play is nothing new. In the last year many celebrities mainstreamed violence against Trump.  Last year's Shakespeare in Central Park production featured a Trump-like figure as Julius Caesar being assassinated. All good fun right? Imagine if someone did the same with an Obama look a like.

The last few years we've seen an escalation of political violence from the left. Antifa mobs rioting, assaulting, starting fires and shutting down free speech with which they disagree have become common features at American universities.  Climate fanatics are just upping the ante.

This left wing fascist impulse isn't new to climate fanatics. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wants new laws to punish those who disagree with him. “I wish there were a law you could punish them with,” and calls it "treason." And he's not the only one who wants to criminalize political dissent.

This isn't about the science as the radicals contend. That ship sailed years ago. After decades of promising that doom and gloom was just around the corner, every single one of the climate change fanatics claims has been proven false by time and observations. And while you are enjoying all the snow and ice this winter, remember that just a few years ago the climate fanatics said snow was a "thing of the past" and that Christmas would be canceled because the North Pole had melted. The North Pole is still there and the polar bears are doing just fine!

It's been nearly 30 years since I started researching climate change from my vantage point within the bureaucracy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. All the data that was supposed to PROVE the theory true has unfortunately proved the opposite. There is no strong link between rising global temperatures and CO2. Unless you fudge the numbers.

Perhaps it's time to put in jail the people who thought no one would notice when they "adjusted" past temperature recordings to make it appear that current temps are warmer. Take the following example:
Of course this fudging of data is nothing new to climate fanatics. If their case for climate alarmism is so strong, why do they have to lie about it?

Climate fanatics are behind the greatest global swindle of all time. See the movie. What if we started locking up these fanatics for fraud?  You can bet the same people who talk about jailing, or killing, those who dissent from their fanaticism would be screaming bloody murder.

Climate fanatics are the Taliban of climate science. A redux of the Catholic Church's persecution of Gailileo.  Now they seek to motivate a new generation of fanatics to take the most extreme and violent action. They are the ones who belong in jail!

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Former Sec. State Condi Rice: Guns Saved My Family from KKK Racists

If liberal gun grabbers had their way, blacks in the South would have been unarmed against the KKK!

RICE: “Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment. I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties there was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.

And so when White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.

I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody, but they protected the neighborhood. And I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were he would have rounded them up. And so, I don’t favor some things like gun registration,”
We've all seen the example from the Parkland School shooting. Government can't always protect people. Whether it's blocking a dangerous person from owning a gun or stopping him or her before they strike. There are times when the individual has to take responsibility for their own safety. That's what the Second Amendment is all about. 

And all those people running around blaming the NRA are doing nothing to solve the problem!

Saturday, March 03, 2018

When Grief Makes a Profit: Usual Suspects on the Left Rushed to Exploit Parkland Shooting Survivors For Their Own Gain

And woe to anyone who dares to question the motives behind those who say they support the students!

Former Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston got in a bit of hot water this week when he suggested that the Parkland students march on Washington was being orchestrated by left wing activists. Here's Kingston's tweet:
Kingston offers opinions on CNN (which so few people watch) and got an earful from the anchor and other guest in a segment here.

No one doubts that the survivors of the Parkland shooting are motivated to take action. And I don't impugn their motives. But to say that they are not being directed by the usual suspects on the left is laughable. On February 28, USA Today ran this story: "Gun-control groups team with students to turn Parkland shooting anguish into activism." The San Jose California Mercury News reports that Hollywood A-lister George Clooney is "a behind-the-scenes force in Parkland students’ March for Our Lives." Also, "behind the scenes" is a bevy of left wing groups including Everytown, Giffords, Move On, and Women’s March LA. Also involved is top notch Hollywood P.R. firm.

It's one thing for Women's March, which has now become a full time business to get involved. Perhaps they will redesign their famous vagina hats for this march. But why is Planned Parenthood part of the action?
Performing 330,000 abortions per year Planned Parenthood would be the last place anyone would go for advice on saving children. After all, the womb is supposed to be a safe place for the "growth and development of children" too!

Turning Grief into Opportunity and Profit

Student survivor Kasky can draw a crowd (of reporters) and raise money. But he can't be criticized? 

Meanwhile, the students keep talking. But to whom? Above is a photo of Jeff Kasky, supposedly speaking to students but note that all we see are photographers. Kasky is famous for telling Florida Senator Marco Rubio at CNN's Townhall that "it’s hard to look at you and not look down a barrel of an AR-15." Kasky went on to demand that Rubio stop taking campaign contributions from the NRA then added he is starting his own fundraising effort. Promising accountability and transparency where "Every penny is going to be accounted for." We've heard those promises before haven't we?

Kasky has raised over $3.5 million so far. Quite enough to pay for a march to Washington, but then all those left wing buzzards and Hollywood P.R. types will want their cut too. But Kasky isn't the only one raising money. The Democrat National Committee sent out a thinly veiled fundraising appeal while the bodies of students in Parkland were still warm. On Friday, the DNC took it one step further actually using an email from Sara Imam, a Parkland survivor for a fundraiser.

Survivors, the Democrat National Committee, Hollywood activists and Gun Grabbers all teamed up together! But don't you dare criticize the students. THAT would be political! Yes, let's forget about the incompetence of the FBI, local sheriff and the school system which swept the shooter's problems under the rug and blame Trump, Republicans and the NRA. That will stop the next shooting. Right?

P.S. Yes, Obama school rules DID allow shooter to go unnoticed!

Paul Sperry at Real Clear Investigations dug deep into the question of what role the Obama Administration "PROMISE" program played in helping Florida school shooter Nickolas Cruz stay off the no gun list despite all the police interaction with him.
Broward County adopted a lenient disciplinary policy similar to those adopted by many other districts under pressure from the Obama administration to reduce racial “disparities” in suspensions and expulsions. . . . In many of these districts, the drive to “get our numbers right” has produced disastrous results, with startling increases in both the number and severity of disciplinary offenses, including assaults and beatings of teachers and students.
A repeat offender, Cruz benefited from the lax discipline policy, if not the counseling. Although he was disciplined for a string of offenses -- including assault, threatening teachers and carrying bullets in his backpack -- he was never taken into custody or even expelled. Instead, school authorities referred him to mandatory counseling or transferred him to alternative schools.

By avoiding a criminal record, Cruz passed a federal background check in February 2017 before purchasing the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle investigators say was used in the mass shooting. Just one month earlier, he was disciplined with a one-day internal suspension for an “assault” at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and evaluated as a potential “threat." It was his second offense for fighting in less than four months, but campus police did not make an arrest in either case -- as they typically did for repeat offenders under the district’s prior zero-tolerance policies, a review of the official “discipline matrix” used last decade reveals.

The upshot was that the lack of an arrest record made it difficult for police to confirm that Cruz was a proven threat and to intervene when they received call-in tips and complaints from neighbors, classmates and relatives about his stockpiling of weapons and desire to kill people, law enforcement officials say.
Thanks Obama. More liberal good intentions producing tragic consequences!
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