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  • Demand For Concealed Carry Permits Is Skyrocketing

    08/19/2018 12:08:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Molly Prince
    The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year. Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards. The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped...
  • Kamala Harris prepares for moment in the spotlight

    08/19/2018 11:56:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Reid Wilson
    When Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings next month, he will face a united front of Democratic opposition. He may face no more blistering set of questions than those posed by the senator who sits all the way to the left of the dais, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). ADVERTISEMENT A year and a half into her first term in office, the Judiciary Committee’s most junior member is already seen as a potential presidential front-runner. She has used her perch to insert herself into the debate over major national issues like President Trump’s decision to...
  • Director Boots Riley slams Spike Lee for 'made up' BlacKkKlansman - claiming (T)

    08/19/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/19/2018 | Kayla Brantley
    BlackKklansman is based on the story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado detective who infiltrated a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and later wrote a book about the experience. But in the midst of today's Black Lives Matter movement Riley argues that Lee's film changed historical events to portray police officers as heroes fighting racism and claims the real-life Ron Stallworth is the true 'villain'.
  • Alyssa Milano: Brett Kavanaugh Will ‘Affect Everything We Know to Be True as Americans

    08/19/2018 10:55:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Ben Kew
    19 Aug 20181075 Netflix’s Insatiable star Alyssa Milano railed against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring that he will “affect everything we know to be true as American citizens.” Speaking alongside far-left pro-abortion activists including Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Jessica McIntosh, Jessica Morales Rocketto and Meagan Hatcher-Mays at the Los Angeles stop of the “Rise Up for Roe” tour, Milano described it as “f***ing absurd” that they are fighting to keep abortion legalized and called on people to mobilize against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  • Louisiana AG: We’re Not Going to Let Corporations Restrict ‘Ability to Legally Access Firearms

    08/19/2018 10:49:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During the August 18, 2018, airing of Breitbart News Saturday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry explained that he chose, in part, to withhold $600 million from Citigroup and Bank of America because they are “trying to become the social police.” On August 16, 2018, Breitbart News reported Landry’s decision to withhold the $600 million, a decision shared by the Louisiana Bond Commission and State Treasurer John Schroder. The decision to withhold the money came after Citigroup and Bank of America each unilaterally placed gun control demands on their customers, going so far as to stipulate that bank-sponsored gun regulations had...
  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • War On The Press: Media Barred From Townhall Held By … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    08/18/2018 5:02:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2018 | AllahPundit
    I’m surprised.Historically, when have socialists ever been enemies of press freedom?Get excited for “Reliable Sources” this weekend on CNN, when stalwart media defender Brian Stelter will respond to this troubling precedent from a left-wing Democrat by ignoring it. [W]hen Ocasio-Cortez returned to the district for a Bronx community meeting with prominent healthcare activist Ady Barkan last Tuesday, her campaign manager, Vigie Ramos Rios, later told the Chronicle, she was “mobbed” by reporters, “even though we said no Q&A and no one-on-one [interviews].”According to Ramos Rios and campaign spokesman Corbin Trent, that unwanted attention led to a press ban both...
  • NY Governor Andrew Cuomo finally recants on ‘America was never that great’ (Blames Trump of course)

    08/18/2018 4:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Four days after he disdainfully uttered the words “America was never that great” from a podium before an audience of feminists, Andrew Cuomo recanted the offensive declaration.  Despite 2 days of intense blowback, Cuomo was not able to force himself to utter the words, “Of course America is great.”  But he did so without providing any video, using a “conference call” to media. You can hear the recanting in this news report from New York City’s Channel 11, WPIX: The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle transcribes: During a conference call with reporters Friday, Cuomo dialed it back, saying he does...
  • Gender Confusion: A Tool of the Left

    08/18/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Peter Skurkiss
    The Democratic Party has gone off the deep end in many more ways than just pushing socialism. One sign is the fanatical embrace of identity politics, which has become the hallmark of the Party of Obama (POO). Look at Vermont. There, the Democrats' primary race for governor was won by Christine Hallquist. What is unusual is that Hallquist calls himself a "transgender woman." To put it more accurately and without any politically correct gloss, Hallquist is a male pretending to be a woman. His pretending isn't all that convincing, as evidenced by this YouTube clip from Time magazine. CLICK ABOVE...
  • NYT Performs PR for Teens on Gun-Grabbing Bus Tour, Pushing Laundry List of Left-Wing Issues

    08/17/2018 9:33:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/16/2018 | Clay Waters
    Under the pretense of journalism, reporter Maggie Astor provided some public relations with the valuable New York Times-imprimatur for the children’s crusade for gun control (and a laundry list of made-up left-wing issues like “systems of oppression”) in Thursday’s lead National story, “Speakers, Students, Activists, Survivors – On the road with teenagers from the March for Our Lives.” Both the teen activists and the supposed journalist skipped over how the massacres of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida actually transpired, partly due to dereliction by both the Broward County sheriff’s department and the police deputy assigned...
  • FYI: One Of The Alleged New Mexico Terror Suspects Lived In The U.S. Illegally For 20 Years

    08/17/2018 9:23:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s a story that would have been all over the media if it had been a conservative, an anti-IRS activist, an NRA member, or any organization liberals think are right leaning. In early August, authorities raided a compound in New Mexico, where three women, a man, and 11 children were found in deplorable conditions. One child’s remains were also found. They were reportedly being trained by Siraj Wahhaj to commit school shootings. Siraj’s father, same name, was an unindicted conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. To make things more controversial, the judge in the case, Sarah Backus, granted...
  • Portlandia: Further descending into leftist madness

    08/17/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/16/2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Portland, Oregon, has gradually become the laughingstock of the country. The far left began moving there in droves a few years ago, taking over the city and transforming it to their liking. Taxes and regulations increased. Many of the changes involved implementing more aggressive environmental laws, some that seemed based on junk science. Money was directed into public transit instead of relieving motor vehicle traffic congestion, leading to the fifth-worst traffic in the nation. The TV comedy “Portlandia” emerged, making fun of the city’s nuttiest aspects. The far left in Portland became obsessed with protesting white supremacy through violence. They...
  • Fear and Loathing of Jordan Peterson

    08/17/2018 7:33:19 AM PDT · by khelus · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 17, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    ... The latest provocateur is a Canadian psychologist and "public intellectual" who writes with fresh insight into the nature of the male animal. Dr. Jordan Peterson is a true phenomenon, a professor at the University of Toronto whose books and lectures are sold out, and whose multiple videos are played and replayed on social media. Depending on who you ask, he's the archetypal victim or brainy hero of these polarized times when an innocent conversation between a man and a woman can explode with awesome effect and considerable collateral damage. One profiler calls him "perhaps the single most loathed person...
  • Can Science Study Demonology?

    08/17/2018 6:53:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | August 12, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Can Science Study Demonology? August 12, 2018 | David F. Coppedge One cannot make predictions about what a mind will do. Secular scientists mock belief in angels and demons, but they have their own occult beliefs. Science cannot study what it doesn’t believe is real. Secular cosmologists believe dark matter and dark energy are real, but cannot see them. They believe angels and demons are unreal, but then have to account for things that defy natural explanations. Let’s see how they do. The Demon of School Shootings Nikolas Cruz, the suspect accused of killing 17 in the Parkland school shooting...
  • The Truth About The Kaaba (the big black cube in the middle of Mecca)

    08/16/2018 4:35:07 PM PDT · by Salman · 33 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 10, 2018 | "Apostate Prophet"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTjNbT2-gmE
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Seeking Ban on ‘High Magazine Cartridges’ Also Wants Gun(T)

    08/16/2018 7:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New Mexico gubernatorial candidate seeking a ban on “high magazine cartridges” is now campaigning on firearm confiscation orders and universal background checks. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is making clear that gun control will be an important part of her agenda if the people of New Mexico elect her. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Lujan Grisham wants to “expand background checks to all gun purchases” and wants to put a process in place “to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others.”
  • Washington judge throws out children's climate change lawsuit

    08/16/2018 7:15:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | John Siciliano
    A judge in Washington state on Tuesday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed against the state by a group of child activists. King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott ruled in favor of the State of Washington’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Aji P. v. State of Washington. The 13 young activists in the suit argue that the state is violating their constitutional rights through actions that cause climate change. Judge Scott ruled that issues brought up in the case are political questions that cannot be resolved by a court, and must be addressed by Congress and the president.
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • MasterCard shuts down Robert Spencer’s Patreon account, offers no explanation.

    08/15/2018 11:45:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 44 replies
    The Caldron Pool | August 15, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    Robert Spencer, best selling author and director of Jihad Watch, has had his Patreon account disabled. Mr Spencer sent out a Tweet earlier today explaining: “I’ve been axed from Patreon, without explanation, warning or notice — no doubt as part of the ongoing efforts of the Left to deny all platforms to those who reject its agenda.” Patreon’s official Twitter page responded to Mr Spencer blaming the decision on MasterCard saying, “We emailed you earlier today which explained that unfortunately Mastercard required us to remove your account. You replied to us but if you have further questions we’re happy to...